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end of the video up on screen saying don't return to afghanistan, a bold, angry threat. >> jim sciutto in washington. thank you very much. really, the coverage of this extraordinary video only beginning. the news continues now with carol costello. thanks a lot, kate. have a great day. breaking overnight, first video of the actual bowe bergdahl swap. >> pentagon is reviewing it. they don't doubt the authenticity. >> moment by moment, frame by frame, the former p.o.w. looking pale and weak. this morning new questions abound. >> who were the men that came to get them on that helicopter. >> where the video was shot and what the terrorists are chanting
throughout the tape as obama watches from poland, critics coalesce. >> i don't know how stupid this administration thinks the american people are. let's talk live in the cnn "newsroom." good morning. i'm carol costello, thank you so much for joining me. we begin with the riveting new images of former prisoner of war sergeant bowe bergdahl, the tall been releasing this video on their wep site and it is extraordinary. 17 minutes long, showing the exchange between the taliban and american special forces. you can seeberg dal in a truck. his skin looks pale. he looks emaciated, appears to blink frequently under the intense afghan sun.
>> you can hear them saying long live mull la omar, the leader of the taliban. the taliban indulges in some propaganda, asserting the americans were so flustered they offered the wrong hand during a handshake. we told them, once, since they arrived in the area, we would be having a white flag. when they landed, they were too afraid and worried, that they shook hands only with two people and gave a left hand to a third one. about bergdahl, the narrator says, quote, when he first saw the helicopters, he became very happy, but americans left very quickly and we didn't get time to convey them our messages. bergdahl's handover appeared orderly and calm. the taliban say they came prepared to fight if necessary, the narrator saying, quote, we were given assurance by our leaders that nothing would take place. we took our armed friends there only for the safety of ourselves because you can never trust your enemy. barbara starr live at the
pentagon with an in-depth look at this video. tell us more. >> carol, what you just mentioned, that the taliban said the u. schl special operations forces appeared to be flustered, i'm going to go out on a limb and say i highly doubt it. my suspicion is they had every intention of getting bergdahl back on that chopper as fast as they could and simply getting out of there. this video is an extraordinary look at bowe bergdahl, an american soldier's walk to freedom and the men who came to get him. breaking overnight, the first images of the actual bowe bergdahl swap emerging on the taliban's website, chanting praise for their leader, 18 armed taliban militants seen standing in wait, perched on grassy hills in a valley, guns and rocket launchers at the ready. the meeting took place at 4:00
in the afternoon in host province, eastern afghanistan. at the center of the action, a silver pickup truck, bowe bergdahl seen inside, sitting in the back seat. bergdahl dressed in white appears to be nervous, blinking, shaky. bergdahl seen talking with one of his alleged captors. at one point the army sergeant even cracks what looks to be a smile while talking and then wipes his eyes. seen flying overhead, a twin engine plane approaching the meeting point. and then suddenly, like a scene out of the movies, the special forces black hawk helicopter descends. two taliban militants immediately escort bergdahl towards the chopper, waving a white flag. three u.s. special operations commandos approach shaking hands with the taliban militants. they pat down bergdahl's back and immediately begin escorting him to the helicopter. in bergdahl's left hand, a plastic bag, the contents not yet known. the commandos wave back to the
militants as they run towards the chopper. they pat bergdahl down again, this time in a deliberate and thorough fashion, presumably a swipe for explosives right before loading him in. this face-to-face exchange lasting less than ten seconds before they were off. a message later emerges, don't come back to afghanistan. ♪ another portion of the edited video shows the homecoming of the taliban prisoners in a separate location. a caravan of suvs pulled over along side a busy stretch of road. the five guantanamo bay detainees exit hugging their supporters. this video now detailing what is considered a highly controversial exchange. the obama administration facing steep criticism for what some say is a negotiation with terrorists in exchange for a u.s. soldier who some say is a
possible deserter. as you look at that video, carol, u.s. officials have told us for the last couple days, all of the exchange procedures on that field had been carefully worked out and agreed to ahead of time. i don't think anybody was surprised it was filmed. the u.s. special operations commandos that got off the helicopter to get bergdahl had sunglasses, hats, beards, scarves. they had their faces well covered. they were very cautious. if you look at the video, they walk backwards, they don't turn their back to the taliban. they are very careful. get bergdahl back on the helicopter. one of the last shots you see on the video, carol, as that helicopter is taking off, a couple of commandos are sitting sideways, their feet dangling out of the helicopter, even to the last minute they are keeping watch and very careful. >> they also searched bergdahl twice for rep upons or bombs.
barbara starr reporting live this morning. thank you. i want to talk more about this video moment by moment, freem by frame, peter bergen is with me along with chief national security correspondent. peter, this video was slickly produced by the taliban, posted or their website, even as a music bed. you're the expert. what's the most striking thing about this video in your mind. >> how unsurprising it is. this is a group that's had a propaganda arm that has been pretty active for the last decade. they tape almost every operation they do. they have their own dedicated spokesman who is on call 24 hours a day, a sort of taliban jay carney, if you will. they are very media adept. the fact they've produced this video to me is not surprising, carol.
>> matthew, these images, you can seeberg dal is clearly unwell. if you look at his military photo in 2009 and look at him now -- do we have that? i think we do. anyway, if you compare his condition from when he went into the service to now, you can see clearly something is up with him. what are the doctors telling you in germany? >> reporter: clearly he spent nearly five years in afghanistan, five years in captivity with the taliban in afghanistan, that's going to have a toll on your health. indeed, there are medical issues which the experts here are working on with sergeant bergdahl. of course, the fact he spent so long in captivity. they are saying some of his treatment is regarding tackling issues regarding his diet and nutrition. clearly there are some issues that require, they say, hospitalization.
it's interesting. the video also says the first thing u.s. special forces asked when they got to that location to receive sergeant bergdahl was, what's his health like? don't lie to us. tell us the truth if he's ill. they said they thought he was fine. you see him walking to the helicopter. he looks in relatively good shape. what they're doing at lance dahl, he hasn't been given a check, certainly not by the american military. they need to address the issues they have identified so far. >> jim, you can also hear the taliban say don't come back to afghanistan. they're addressing bergdahl. they have a stamp on the video saying that. what do you suppose the pentagon will make of that? >> i wonder if that message is to americans in general, don't come back, now is the time to leave. i think the pentagon will
believe -- as peter said, this is a propaganda moment for them. they want to show themselves face-to-face with the great american adversary and all their technology and helicopters and say we stood up to them and look what we got in return. we got five of our own in return after holding bergdahl for five years, we made the exchange on our own terms. this is a moment they want to use for recruiting and to talk themselves up in effect and with that with those find words serve as a warning, don't come back. this is a price you pay, et cetera. this is the kind of thing we've seen before. they like to use these kinds of moments including attacks, of course, which they video on american troops for propaganda purposes. >> it right. >> this is a rare moment of adversaries meeting face-to-face. it recalls moments of the cold war where you'd have a prisoner
exchange on a bridge or meetings in no man's land. it really is a remarkable moment to see on tape. >> it's remarkably slick as well. peter, you can see the faces of the taliban. they're not hiding their identities, at least some of them. are we seeing a more emboldened taliban or are these low level people? >> the tall sban a force of 30,000 to 40,000 people. the fact they're showing some of their faces, i don't think it means much. it's not like this is a tiny little group. this is a large scale group. but i think one of the points is that i think is important about the prisoner exchange for bergdahl is it's not about this particular prisoner. it's about the principle. the reason the principle is important, for any u.s. soldier, man or woman out in the field, he or she must know that if something goes wrong, they will be saved, whatever the circumstances of there being taken by the enemy.
i think the principle is upheld, whatever the circumstances of his departure from that base. >> jim, a final question to you, the pentagon will be looking at this tape moment by moment. what exactly will they be looking for? >> i would say two things, face, ids and tactics. as peter said, it won't be hugely revealing because there are so many talented fighters. they'll want to know who is involved. that will have some intelligence value. also a little bbt tactics, the weapons they have, the security cordoned that the taliban set up there, helpful, perhaps. again, something they're largely familiar with because they've been fighting the taliban for 13 years. both those things do have value. you'll remember this tape that came out in yemen several weeks ago of a big powwow of al qaeda fighters, that had tremendous value. after that, there were some drone strikes and so on that might have profited from that taped release.
these things do have some intel value, in this case probably not remarkable, but something they'll certainly be looking at. >> i want you all to stay put because i want to carry on this conversation after the break. i have to take a break right now. stay right there. we'll be back with much more on this extraordinary video released by the taliban. i'm m-a-r-y and i have copd. i'm j-e-f-f and i have copd.
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grenades, the army special forces land and they take bowe bergdahl away, up into the air and to freedom where he remains in the military hospital. i want to bring back peter berg again, our national security correspondent jim sciutto. a couple other things struck me. bowe bergdahl looked really scared in your mind. tell us why you think that? >> well, we know he's been -- i don't think -- we're not exactly sure how often he was moved. my guess is very infrequently. we know he made one move when he was captured. he was then moved into pakistan where the haqqani network is based. that was a bad move for him because that was the move into five years of captivity. he would have had no idea what this move was about, i don't think. he's clearly scared. there's a possibility it was president going to be some kind of worse form of activity or
something worse. that explains the way we see his picture, his face and the pictures we're seeing. >> at one point the taliban actually says to bowe bergdahl that the american forces are here and you're going home. that was kind of strange to me. >> it was true. i guess they wanted to explain what was happening. clearly he was scared. >> the moment in the individual -- oh there's a moment where some people say he's sort of smiling at his captors. i wonder if it was that moment when the taliban was telling him he was actually going to go home. i don't know. things will become more clear later in the day. the other interesting thing and you pointed this out, jim, was that the americans at one point placed their hand over their heart. why do they do that? it's a sign of respect, a sign of greeting in afghan culture, in fact, in many middle eastern cultures. it shows this is a remarkable
interaction between enemies here. special forces who have killed many taliban forces, taliban fighters who have killed many american troops and special forces, a handshake, a hand to the chest. at the same time, as you see the video continue, as one of the special forces troops turn toward the helicopter with bergdahl, the other walks backward, keeping his eye on the taliban as he talks away. i'm imagining he's armed, they're armed as well. it was interesting that nothing was left to chance there. you saw that in his body language, just a sign that this was a tense interaction, even if it was a successful one in the end. >> it was interesting, peter, on this video the taliban said american forces appear flustered, yet it's the taliban holding the white flag. >> these guys are probably army delta force or u.s. navy s.e.a.l. team 6. they're not flustered by this kind of -- this was an easy day
for them. >> we'll talk much more about this in the "newsroom" later on. peter bergen, jim sciutto, thanks for your insight. a hotly contested primary in mississippi pitting the tea party against the establishment. the winner? that's still to be determined. dana bash is in jackson, mississippi, with that story. hi, dana. >> reporter: hi there, carol. it is unbelievable that this incredibly nasty race is three more weeks longer. we'll have more on that coming up. d. man: definitely more murdery than the reviews said. captain obvious: this is a creepy room. man: oh hey, captain obvious. captain obvious: you should have used hotels.com. their genuine guest reviews are written by guests who have genuinely stayed there. instead of people who lie on the internet. son: look, a finger. captain: that's unsettling. man: you think? captain: all the time. except when i sleep. which i would not do here. hotels.com would have mentioned the finger.
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after four decades in the senate, mississippi's thad cochran is fighting to return to washington. come rack facing a tough challenge from tea party backed candidate chris mcdonnell in a race still too close to call. cnn correspondent dana bash is in jackson, mississippi, this morning. good morning, dana. >> reporter: good morning. it is remarkable the sun is up here and we still have no idea who is the victor in this republican primary race after a nasty, intense fight for the past many, many months. it looks it will be about another three more weeks because the law is the winner will have to get 50% of the vote and neither has done that. the big question you might ask is why, why did a 36-year senate veteran not beat back a challenger from within his own party when there was so much
intensity here by the national party, by cochran and people he surrounded himself with, and the answer is that, if you kind of look at who thad cochran is, he is the classic establishment republican that the tea party nationally has wanted to beat. he's been there for four decades. he is poised to be in charge of the committee that deals with federal spending, and they feel that he has simply lost touch, that he doesn't understand the new republican party. even cochran supporters will admit they didn't do enough to galvanize people who admire that kind of service and the wave against the establishment republicans and for chris mcdonnell, his conservative challenger was too strong. not too strong take him out but too strong to have the race settled. >> going forward, there will be a runoff, right? >> reporter: it looks that way.
there's .4 between chris mcdaniel, talking a couple thousand votes. some haven't been counted. everybody is preparing for a run-off. there's no question. when you talk about this being nasty, there are allegations for conservative bloggers who went in to cochran's ailing wife and took photos of her. there are mail lers that went out with things chris mcdaniel said during a radio show that is explosive and controversial. a lot of mud being slung here. people here are not going to want to believe this. it's probably just the beginning, what they'll see over the next three weeks. now, when you look at the ultimate situation decision about this battle -- the civil war, i should say, within the republican party, the battle is here and it is so, so, so incredibly intense. if the tea party does not get thad cochran with chris mcdaniel winning, it's hard to see them
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until her book "hard choices" hits stores, hillary clinton is in a whirlwind publicity tour. she talks about bill's health to the question on everyone's minds, will she run for president. let's bring in kate coin, executive editor of "people" magazine. good morning. >> good morning. >> come on. she's going to run for president. why are we sitting here pretending to guess. >> certainly a lot of the answers she gave to a lot of questions in our article and we asked her just about everything, it sound like they're coming out of the voice of a future candidate. >> she's really playing up the female card, right on your cover, there's a little headline that says we need to break the highest, hardest glass ceiling. in the article, to have a woman president is something i'd love to see happen. i just have to make my own decision about what i think is right for me. she is really trying to garner
as much female support as she can, right? >> obviously, yes. i think it would be foolish not to. this is perhaps the most powerful tool in her arsenal. this is something that she has going for her over essentially any other candidate. she will likely, if she decides to run, be the only female candidate doing so. so clearly she wants to speak to that base. >> she also talked about becoming a grandmother which was interesting. but the most interesting thing i think in your article is when she talked about bill clinton's health. can you tell us what she said? >> i think if you went back even five, six years ago and said people would be worried that bill clinton is too thin, people would have laughed. obviously these days his appearance is radically different than it was a decade ago. so she acknowledges the fact that people think he's too thin and they noticed he has a tremor in one of his hands. she is very dismissive of it.
she said he's had that tremor for years, it's the result of a pinched nerve. and yes, people think he's too thin and he doesn't think so. he's very happy with his energy level, with how he looks. she's willing to confront those concerns and also very willing to dismiss them quickly. >> everybody is sort of wondering, if she does run for president, how involved bill clinton will be in her campaign. it didn't go over so well the last time around. >> it didn't, but she also does not hesitate to say that she and bill have an incredibly close relationship and an incredibly intellectual one as well. she mentioned that just the other night they talked on the phone for 35 minutes straight just talking, talking, talking about their day. she's not going to downplay their bond, not going to minimize the tremendous influence they have on one another. this does not seem to be something she's stepping away from in the slightest. >> as far as chelsea clinton's
involvement is concerned, i know chelsea is pregnant right now, but certainly seems to be more and more involved in her parents' political life. >> what, yes. i think where chelsea is concerned right now, hillary's focus, at least to the extent of our article is on the fact that chelsea is about to produce hillary's first grandchild. even that, interestingly, i think some people, many people assume that the grandchild, the impending grandparenthood for hillary and bill would possibly be a reason she would not consider running. in this interview the grandchild seems to be why she's considering a run. she talks clearly that she's cognizant of the kind of future she wants for her grandchild, she's focused on what sort of world this grandchild will be brought up in. that's weighing heavily on her. >> i can't help you notice you
did ask about hillary clinton's hair. i was disappointed in that. >> her hair has been talked about by so many people for so long. she is the first to say she understands her hair has been talked about since the years of the scrunchies with her. she's very sanguin about it now. she managed to use her answer about her hair as a subtle way of addressing her age. people obviously have done the math and realize how old she will be if she is to take the white house. in answering about her hair, she made reference to the fact that she's at an age where she doesn't have to care what anybody says about her hair. >> i think that's probably wrong. >> certainly a good ideal to have. we would all be happy to think that we could live a life in
good morning. i'm carol costello. thanks for joining me this morning. the extraordinary video of former captured army sergeant bowe bergdahl, it's 17 minutes long. it shows the transfer of bergdahl to american special forces following five years in captivity. this all took place on saturday in eastern afghanistan, a narrator's voice can be heard throughout the recording.
the only translated message was for bergdahl not to come back to afghanistan. as you can see in this video, bergdahl does not look healthy. he looks pale and is shaky. let's talk about this with our senior international correspondent nic robertson along with former cnn war correspondent mike betcher who has a document out called "the hornet easiness hornet's nest." nic, i'll start with you. what stands out in this video? >> reporter: this is not the pre 9/11 taliban. today's taliban has a slick media operation. it should be no surprise to anyone that they released video of bowe bergdahl's handover.
they want to take as much advantage, political media advantage out of this as they k. they do it all the time. a decade ago their dvds, cds and videos would be available at markets in pakistan and afghanistan. they released this stuff a couple days after it happened, slickly produced. the initiative, they've taken the media initiative with this handover. i was quite surprised how nimble sergeant bergdahl was getting onto that black hawk helicopter, that stup up to get in. it's not a low step-up. maybe he had help. he seemed to be not in as bad physical shape as perhaps he might have been. >> let's talk about that a little bit. he doesn't look that healthy to me. he looks very, very thin. at times he was shaking, blinking his eyes abnormally at one point. i don't know why that was. maybe there was a lot of dust in the air. i want to put up two pictures, one of sergeant bergdahl in 2009 and one taken from this
videotape. mike betcher, if you could look at that and gave us your opinion. >> he looked disoriented to me. it's almost as if he's not used to daylight or there could have been dust. if you look at the location chosen, there was a lot of dust blowing, that particular area in far southeastern province, i know it well. there are some trees and forested areas and arid, kind of desert-looking hills. they specifically, it looks like, chose an area that was open like that so they could keep an eye on the taliban placements around. it's a fascinating, fascinating video. i've never seen anything like it. >> i know. nic robertson, the taliban holding up the white flag and on the video they say american forces were flustered which they didn't look flustered to me. it's just strange to see.
>> well choreographed, carol. two taliban escort sergeant bergdahl forward. the cameraman is coming along with them. he holds back and let's them go forward. three special forces guys come forward, almost as if they agree the numbers of how this could be done. so very, very carefully choreographed. of course, for sergeant bergdahl, seeing a taliban camera there, he would know that this prior to the helicopter coming in, this was some kind of significant event. there have been proof of life videos before where it had been taken up with a camera, clearly told what to say and appeal to the camera. this was different. he was sitting there waiting. there must have been an awful lot of stress as well as the disorientation. perhaps he had been blindfolded shortly before the camera actually starts rolling on him. his eyes adjusting to the light
there. a lot of stress for him just because this is a different type of event that he hasn't experienced before. the cameras there, and at the back of anyone's mind in that situation is knowing what these people will do when they get a camera out, and that is execute someone. that also had to be in the back of his mind there, carol. >> mike, you were embedded with soldiers in afghanistan, and there's so much controversy swirling around bowe bergdahl. do you think seeing these pictures will change minds? >> no, i don't. look. in the field, and we talk about this in "the hornet's nest," family has fight, family has fluids and problems. but when you're in a combat post, all you have is the guy to the left of you and to the right of you. if a guy walks off the base, he's still part of your family.
you want to get him back. that part to me is unquestioned. it's what happened after that and intentions. this debate is going to carry on. at that moment and during that search, i don't think there's a soldier out there who would say, no, we want to leave a comrade behi behind. i was there during the period when they were out there looking in that particular area, and i didn't hear people bragging about keeping an eye out looking for him even though everyone was sure he was in pakistan and north waziristan. can i point out something else in that video? >> sure. >> you see the one special forces operator shaking hands with his left hand. you look at his right hand, palm is open. that is his shooting hand. more than likely -- they wear their weapons under his shirts.
more than likely there were a lot of nerves out there. he wanted to be represented difficult in case this was an ambush. he shook with his left hand so i believe he could have his right shooting hand free. if you're in a helicopter on an air assault and people with rpgs around you, that takes nerves of steel to fly into that knowing they could bring down that helicopter in a flash. >> it's funny. on that video the taliban makes much of this left-handed handshake saying the american troops were so flustered that they shook hands with the wrong hand. i can certainly see your point, mike. >> going in to air assaults like that and knowing there are rpgs around, when you can actually see them in the open, and that was the intent of having it in this barren area, it took
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was just wrong. >> it's not just lawmakers who have a trust issue with mr. obama. voters apparently do too. mr. obama was trusted by 63% of americans at one point. as of april of this year though, that trust level has shrunk to 48%. so let's talk about that. welcome to both of you. >> good morning. >> good morning. john, i'll start with you. how big of a trust problem does the president have? >> it's striking that he's fallen 20 points from his previous high i was through the 2012 election. 20-point drop in trustworthiness is significant. it's the sum total of nsa scandals and questions about drone strikes and now this latest debate over sergeant bergdahl and members of congress. so i think this is showing an
erosion of what had been a really positive character tribute of this president. >> there is a danger in not having trust between congress and the president and the voters and president. how so? >> well, you know, i guess there is a danger because you elect these guys based upon the promises they make and when they break them, not just break promises -- president obama's lies extended across every flavor from broken promises like closi closing guantanamo bay and scandals exposed untruths that are hard to digest. scandals he's made aware of through the news is implausible. if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it. that's when we saw -- >> i'll buy those. guantanamo bay one and the shovel ready projects.
he's been blocked getting anything wrong. >> they are empty promises. the bald face lies that are untrue when you have seen his decline go down. and this bergdahl thing she's it's not partisan. that's dianne feinstein you're listening to. >> i would argue with you it's becoming partisan because republican strategists have set up these men from sergeant bergdahl's unit to go on television and say certain things. in that sense, isn't it politicized now? >> every debate about the president is politicized. and there are issues about his presidential management style. this isn't the lbj figure with strong relationship with congress. i take issue with the word lie. the nsa scandals eroded trust in the president but that's a complex issue about a bureaucracy run amuck and about
technology outpacing laws. i do think it's important to put this in perspective. george w. bush was at 40% of folks that thought he was trustworthy at this point and it dipped lower. bill clinton. so i think throwing the word lie around like itthat is ridiculou. >> the sales point he learned about through the news like other scandals. words have meaning. when you tell an untruth, it's a lie. we might as well call it what it is. i will say this. i truly think this is a nonpartisan argument and democrats speaking out illustrate this. politicians as a profession are liars. politicians tell us untruths. it's not a question of whether president obama is untrustwor y untrustworthy, the question is whether he's more untrustworthy than other politicians.
president obama clearly tells lies. >> let me make a wild guess that congress is viewed as less trustworthy than the president. >> welcome to your politicians. >> thanks so much. ahead in the next hour of "newsroom," a creepy internet figure and focus of a horrific stabbing in wisconsin. we'll talk about blurring line between fantasy and reality when it comes to our kids in the next hour of "newsroom." this is a view...
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"newsroom," moment of release. breaking overnight, first video of the actual bowe bergdahl swap. >> pentagon is reviewing it. they don't doubt its authenticity. >> moment by moment, frame by frame. the former p.o.w. looking pale and weak. >> you don't know what he's thinking. >> this morning new questions abound. >> who were the men that came to get him on that helicopter? >> where the video was shot and what the terrorists are chanting throughout the tape. as obama watches from poland, critics coalesce. >> i don't know how stupid this administration thinks the american people are. >> let's talk live in the "cnn newsroom." good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you for joining me. we begin with those riveting new
images of former prisoner of war sergeant bowe bergdahl. 17 minutes long. it shows the exchange between the taliban and american special forces. you can see bergdahl in that truck. his skin looks pale. he appears to blink frequently under the intense afghan sun. you can hear taliban members chanting. there it is. long live the leader of the taliban. the taliban indulges in propaganda asserting the americans were so flustered they offered the wrong hand during a handshake. the taliban narrator saying once they arrived in the area we would be having a white flag. when they landed, they were too afraid and worried they shook hands only with two people and gave a left hand to a third one. about bergdahl, the narrator
says, "when he first saw helicopters, he became very happy but the americans left very quickly and we didn't get them to convey them our messages." bergdahl's hand over appeared orderly and calm but the taliban say they came prepared to fight if necessary. the narrator saying, "we were given assurance by our leaders that nothing would take place but we took our armed friends there only for the safety of ourselves because you can never trust your enemy." barbara starr live at the pentagon with more in-depth look at this video. good morning, barbara. >> reporter: good morning, carol. never trust. you can bet the special operations troops felt exactly the same way. in fact, we do know from senior u.s. officials the u.s. guys had plenty of backup firepower ready to go just out of sight if they needed it. but this video controversy aside is an extraordinary look at one american soldier's walk to freedom and the men who came to
get him. breaking overnight, the first images of the actual bowe bergdahl swap emerging on the taliban's website. chanting praise for their leader, 18 armed taliban militants seen standing in wait perched on grassy hills in a valley, guns and rocket launchers at the ready. the narration says this meeting took place at 4:00 in the afternoon in eastern afghanistan. at the center of the action, a silver pickup truck. bowe bergdahl seen inside sitting in the back seat. bergdahl dressed all in white, he appears to be nervous, blinking, shaky. bergdahl seen talking with one of his alleged captors. at one point the army sergeant even cracks what looks to be a smile while talking and then wipes his eyes. seen flying overhead, a twin engine plane approaching the meeting point.
and then suddenly like the scene out of the movies, the special forces blackhawk helicopter descend. two taliban militants immediately escort bergdahl toward the chopper waving a white flag. three u.s. special operations commandos approach shaking hands with the taliban militants. they pat down bergdahl's back and immediately guinness coubeg him to the helicopter. the commandos wave back to militants as they run toward the chopper. they pat bergdahl down again this time in a deliberate and thorough fashion presumably a swipe for explosives right before loading him in. this face to face exchange lasting less than ten seconds before they were off. a message later emerges, don't come back to afghanistan. ♪ another portion of the edited
video shows the homecoming of the taliban prisoners in a separate location. a caravan of suvs pulls over. five guantanamo bay detainees exit hugging their supporters. this video now detailing what is considered a highly controversial exchange. the obama administration facing steep criticism for what some say is a negotiation with terrorists in exchange for a u.s. soldier who some say is a possible deserter. now, when you look at the tape, it's worth remembering again bergdahl had been in isolation for nearly five years. he may not have understood or believed until the very last minute when he saw those americans that he was being set free. as for the u.s. commandos on the ground, an extraordinary look, a very rare look at how they operate. look at them. they have beards, caps,
sunglasses, scarfs over their faces. keeping their faces very well hidden. they do not turn their back to the taliban. they are very cautious. they are very careful. but they move very, very quickly to get bergdahl on the helicopter and get out of there. one of the last shots that you see on that helicopter is a couple of the commandos, the last two guys back on the chopper. they sit sideways with their feet dangling out looking out the entire time ready until the very last second if trouble were to break out. carol? >> nerves of steel. barbara starr reporting live from the pentagon this morning. let's talk more about this video of bowe bergdahl with one of his fellow soldiers former army sergeant josh korder served in afghanistan at the same time as bergdahl. welcome, sergeant. >> i'm sorry, carol. i didn't hear what you just asked. >> i didn't ask anything yet. i'm just welcoming you to the show and thank you for being with me. >> thank you.
>> first off, i want to get your general impression of this video. what went through your mind as you watched it? >> the video was exactly the kind of exchange that we were expected before deployments. we get out and have to do special training just in case something like this does happen and it happened exactly the way that they tell us in training that it would take place if you ever were captured. it was very much by the book. >> before we get into bowe bergdahl, i want to ask you about the american special forces. what did it take for those guys to do this? >> i mean, those guys have those kind of resources. i think every american soldier has been in a situation at one point or another where they are facing that kind of danger. you know, you just have to wait to see if your enemy is going to try to strike. once the enemy decides to strike, that's when you have to take action. until then, you're just basically waiting. >> you are just so matter of
fact about it. i would be scared out of my mind. >> it's a situation like i said as an infantry soldier you had situations all the time. you go on patrol and see a local with a weapon. you can't think of those people as threats until they're trying to threaten your life. that's just the way we work in the military. we have escalation of force. you can't just go willy-nilly and start hurting people because they have weapons. >> they were amazing those special forces. let's talk about bowe bergdahl now. when you first glimpse at him on the video, what did you think? >> i mean, it was very much what i expected. a lot of reports had said he was in failing health. he seemed to be walking well. i came back from deployment from afghanistan and so many other soldiers did too and you know that any one of us will be m
malknewished and fatigued. it's good that this took place. >> i want to put up a picture of what sergeant bergdahl looked like in 2009 and what he looks like today. he certainly appears to be rather unhealthy. there's controversy that the president said he had to rescue bowe bergdahl right now because of health concerns. do you believe that? >> you know, i wasn't there to see any of the reports about what happened. it certainly doesn't seem like somebody who is walking to a helicopter from a pretty good distance is in failing health. if he was being carried and those special forces guy needed to support him on the way to the helicopter, that would have been a much more dire need. i think he was probably in about the same amount of health and malnourishment as any soldier is when they're over there. >> you have called bowe bergdahl a deserter. can you go through again what
you think happened the night he disappeared? >> well, by all accounts every single person from my unit tells the story the exact same way. bergdahl took off his gear. put his body armor down. left his weapon behind and walked away from us. >> and in your mind, i know there should be some sort of hearing. i just want to clear this up so everyone knows. you weren't for leaving him with the taliban, right? >> absolutely not. i've said many times that in combat you have a bond of brotherhood and the understanding is we're all in this together. with bergdahl leaving and wandering away, he did violate that which is why i feel that he should have an investigation. however, that is no reason to say that i wanted him to stay away forever. his family needs to have him
back. it's good to have him back here too. >> all right. sergeant korder, thank you for sharing your insight this morning. i appreciate it. bergdahl's homecoming was secured by the release of these five men. former high ranking members of the taliban imprisoned at guantanamo bay. they are now in qatar. cnn's becky anderson caught up with attorney general jay johnson in abu dhabi after he met with officials in qatar about these men. >> what have you been told that their citizens are safe from those men delivered to qatar? >> i was in qatar to speak at the conference of the airline industry. i also met with local officials in qatar. i would say we have a very important relationship with qatar right now on a number of fronts. they've been very good partners with us in national security on a number of fronts. >> people want to know how these men are living. it's reported they are living
the high life. what do you know about their living conditions? >> i would have to refer you to other agencies. >> has qatar not told the u.s. how they are living because there's much speculation that i would love to put to bed. >> that's not a conversation i'm involved in right now. >> all right. jeh johnson is homeland security secretary. i apologize for that error. chief national correspondent jim sciutto joins us now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. always good to be on. >> always good to have you here. let's talk about these terrorists first if qatar. do we know where they're living and how close an eye the qatar government is keeping on them? >> we know they'll be under a travel restriction for a year. we know that the qataris say they won't live in a country club and they'll live in normal accommodation, whatever that means there. certainly better than guantanamo. there is precedent for this. when saudis have taken back
prisoners from guantanamo, they have this reeducation, reintegration program and as part of that program they have incentives and financial support. i have interviewed former guantanamo detainees who are given some financing for a house, to get married, even a car. this kind of thing. which with these governments when they take them back, they'll say this is a necessary part of the process to keep them from returning to terrorism. in addition to some of that financial support, they also put them through reeducation program to instruct them in the error in their ways. i think you can expect some of that in qatar although this is a shorter term deal. it's only for a year with the saudis. this is something they do over several years. listen, it's a difficult process. it's not going to look good, right, to have folks like this who are involved in attacks on american soldiers and americans to be getting this kind of treatment, but it has happened
before when detainees are released from guantanamo. >> jim sciutto, thanks so much. still to come, polls are closed in mississippi's republican senate primary but voters will have to wait a few weeks before the winner is announced. it's too close to call. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] this is kevin. to prove to you that aleve is the better choice for him, he's agreed to give it up. that's today? [ male announcer ] we'll be with him all day as he goes back to taking tylenol. i was okay, but after lunch my knee started to hurt again. and now i've got to take more pills. ♪ yup. another pill stop.
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good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. it's too close to call but both parties or both sides i should say in the same party are preparing for a runoff because that is the law if we find out once all of the absentee ballots are counted and so forth that 50% threshold is not reached, there's an automatic runoff june 24th. all of the outside forces that have been so focused on this race when you talk about the tea party groups, who is who of tea party groups from all across the country have been pouring millions here. they are vowing to double that with money and boots on the ground and so forth. when it comes to energy, which is really the name of the game here particularly for chris mcdaniel, the republican challenger forces, they have to keep that up and increase it in a big way. here's what chris mcdaniel said to his supporters last night. >> this is an historic moment in
this state's history. because of your hard work and dedication, we sit here tonight leading a 42-year incumbent. but our fight is not over. remember it is about the people. >> reporter: now, you might wonder what did thad cochran say to his supporters last night? he didn't come out. we were there for hours at what we hoped would be his victory party and they were waiting crunching the numbers as you can imagine. a lot of nail biting and gnawing about what was going on. he didn't end up coming out at all. the congressman from here did come out and say that it looked like it would be a runoff and everybody has to get going. i think that really does speak
to the challenge that cochran advisers and supporters will quietly admit they have, which is that they need the energy of cochran, longtime cochran supporters, to get out there and not be as complacent as they had been leading up to this primary. that is going to be the hard part. finding those people and getting them back to the polls and getting people who didn't vote before to get out in three weeks and whether or not that is doable, that's a big question mark particularly because cochran advisers admit this is the whole structure of the tea party movement. the whole goal is to get rid of at least one incumbent and thad cochran is just about all that's left. >> dana bash reporting live from mississippi. still to come in the "newsroom," the question everybody wants to know. well, if they're a democrat. will hillary clinton make another bid for the white house?
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high profile appearances and video discussing the book and now a cover story in "people" magazine. will clinton dish on whether or not she's made a decision on running for president. brianna keilar is here with us. i would guess she wants to keep people guessing. >> she definitely does. that does add to intrigue of this carefully calculated book rollout. "people" magazine interview is interesting. it deals with a lot of light topics and very serious ones. she talks about her plans for 2016 and the kind of grandmother she wants to be. she says she wants to be emotionally supportive but she also wants to set expectations and she wants to baby sit a lot. hillary clinton sitting down for an exclusive interview with "people" magazine at her washington home as her newest book hits shelves next week. on political aspirations, clinton tells "people," i know i have a decision to make. she says we need to break down
that highest hardest glass ceiling in american politics. to have a woman president is something i would love to see happen but i'll just have to make my own decision about what i think is right for me. her book rollout is certainly starting to look like a campaign. a busy schedule of appearances. >> let me shake a few more hands. >> reporter: interviews and calculated releases of parts of her memoir about her time at the state department. on monday she dropped this hint at a speech in denver talking about the gruelling nature of a presidential race. she assured the crowd she has -- >> a lot of resilience and stamina. >> reporter: she talks about her husband's health saying he's had that tremor for years. it's nothing serious just some sort of nerve pinch. people say that he's too thin. he doesn't think so and he has an enormous amount of energy and monica lewinsky to resurfaced with an essay in "vanity fair."
clinton also reveals her indulgences since taking time off. "dancing with the stars." >> it's all about location, location, location. >> reporter: and "house of cards" which she and bill binged watched. she was asked if she has a hair strategy for 2016. i'm at an age i can do what i want. here i am whether you like my hair or not. she's joking about her hair but didn't joke about her head. she addressed the question head-on if there are lingering effects from the concussion and blood clot in 2012. she says there aren't. this was an interesting point in this interview. she points out that paul ryan has had three concussions, one of which was serious. >> playing that game. >> reporter: exactly. >> brianna keilar, thanks so much. hillary clinton's tenure as
secretary of state will no doubt be under scrutiny in a presidential bid in light of the controversy surrounding bowe bergdahl. clinton was skeptical of the idea of swap of taliban prisoners for bergdahl's release. we're joined now with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. secretary of state hillary clinton's state department really started those negotiations with the taliban in 2010 about a possible swap for bowe bergdahl in exchange for some prisoners but secretary clinton wanted that deal to be part of a larger peace process with the taliban and she wasn't really sure that any kind of trade would lead to those wider reconciliations with afghanistan. she didn't trust the network believed to be holding bowe bergdahl in pakistan and she also had some serious reservations about the conditions about where these five detainees from guantanamo would be held. she wanted much tougher
restrictions on these detainees that seems to be in the deal that president obama struck with the qataris leading to bowe bergdahl's release this week. she wanted tougher restrictions and it seems that the president went another way. secretary clinton gave a measured defense of that deal in denver on monday saying this is one of the hard choices, title of her book, you have to make in government but that she feels that it's important that they brought bowe bergdahl home. >> thanks so much. still to come in the "newsroom," a creepy ghoulish internet figure and focus of a horrific stabbing in wisconsin. he'll talk about the blurring line between fantasy and reality when it comes to your kids. that's next. the second his room is ready. so he knows exactly when he can check in and power up before his big meeting.
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good morning. i'm carol costello. a lawyer for one of the 12-year-old suspects accused of stabbing a friend says the case should be moved to juvenile court so she can get the help she needs. right now those two young suspects are being charged as adults. wisconsin police are releasing the 911 call. listen as the cyclist who found that bleeding 12-year-old victim calls for help. >> the victim was stabbed 19 times. the suspects were obsessed with
a fictional online character called slenderman. if you don't know who slenderman is, we didn't either but plenty of young kids do. if you go online and you google slenderman, you'll find a whole lot of information. watch. >> he's called slenderman. he's usually described as being tall and thin wearing a black suit, white shirt, neck tie and having a blank face. >> creepy, right? cnn's kelly wallace posted a column on the slenderman stabbing and asked these questions. how can we be sure our children can separate reality from fantasy? what are the warning signs that children find confusing -- what warnings signs that children are confusing the two? he doesn't look real when you look at the character. hard to believe that two kids would buy into wanting to please
this cartoon character online. >> it is hard to believe, carol. we talk to a lot of people yesterday including one woman who does a lot of research into children's thinking and into children's ability to distinguish between reality and fantasy and she says really by the age of 2 1/2, we can start figuring out what's real and what's not and as we get older and older we put what's real in that box and what's not real in the other box. she was saying she really doesn't believe that by age 12 there is any difference between a 12 year old's ability to distinguish between reality and fantasy and an adult ability to do that so believing that there's a lot more going on that might have contributed to their thinking or to this whole crime that took place. >> the other thing in this story, these 12-year-old suspects were supposedly planning this killing for months, right? it just didn't come on the spur of the moment. are we overreacting to this
story? >> i think people i talked to say we would be overreacting if we accepted the premise they lost themselves in fantasy and that's entirely what happened here. we need to know so much more of what's been going on with these girls and were they showing any warnings signs of issues, depression, anxiety, hurting themselves, hurting other people. you know, we had the criminologist on cnn yesterday and i thought it was really interesting. he said that sometimes you can have what he called a temporary sociopath. a child can do something at 12 or 13 that they would not do later in life at the age of 25 or so once you're fully socially developed. he looked at the relationship between the two. is it possible that one of these girls was a little bit more troubled and brought the other in to this plan. that certainly could happen or the two of them together, you
know, had a volatile terrible relationship and that's what led to a tragic turn. we don't know. there are so many questions that we're having to learn more about what was going on with these girls before this happened. >> on the other hand, i was talking to one of my friends with an 8-year-old son and asked her son do you know who slenderman is. he said of course i know who slenderman is. that really freaked her out. she monitors his activity online. >> i think -- that's what raises questions here too. and people i talked to in the story said parents need to keep talking with their kids and know you can't monitor everything your child is doing online and be with them 24/7 but you can have conversations. i applaud your friend as using this as a teachable moment to have a conversation and understand what their kids might be watching, what they're playing with, who they're talking to. it's key for parents to be involved. they can't monitor everything. they have to try to have a conversation and be aware of any
warning signs if the child is having trouble with what they're engaging with or if they lose themselves and not embracing real things and spending so much time in fantasy. maybe there are other issues at work as well. >> good advice. kelly wallace, thanks so much. check out the column kelly posted on cnn.com. the slenderman stabbing case. when can kids understand reality versus fantasy. still to come, our first look at bowe bergdahl as he's handed over to u.s. special forces. what should happen to him now? does he need a lawyer? we'll talk about that coming up. s that are powered by the moon. ♪ she can print amazing things, right from her computer. [ whirring ] [ train whistle blows ] she makes trains that are friends with trees. ♪ my mom works at ge. ♪
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bergdahl to those american special forces following bergdahl's five years of captivity. this all went down on saturday in eastern afghanistan. the only translate the message on the tape was for bergdahl not to come back to afghanistan or in essence he would die. in the video bergdahl does look pale. he does look sick. let's talk about this with a military lawyer and a writer for "rolling stone" and former afghanistan veteran. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> matthew, thank you so much for being here. i want to start with you. as you look at this video, and writing about bowe bergdahl with your own experiences in afghanistan, what goes through your mind? >> relief frankly. i've been following this case since it happened. i'm grateful that we're getting him back. >> sergeant bergdahl has been
somewhat demonized. how do you view him, matthew? >> you know, i am a bit bewildered by him. i'm not willing to rush to judgment on him as so many people seem to be so willing to do. i find it a bit curious that many of the soldiers from his former unit that are coming on networks such as cnn and fox are being arranged by republican strategists and it's politicized when it's a tragedy for everyone and a human drama that we all need to take a step back and just give time for the facts to come out, give the family some respect, because they have gone through five years of sheer hell and so has bowe. >> greg, i want to ask you this question as a military lawyer. if you were to represent the family, what would you be looking at in particular in this
video? >> well, i think what we're looking at here is we're looking at an american soldier being released. at this point i think we don't jump to any judgments as to how he was captured or how he potentially walked off the base. i think at this point we need to focus on the mental well-being and health of this soldier and getting him back to american society. and then we deal with the questions that are later going to come. as a defense attorney, obviously sergeant bergdahl really needs to be careful with what he says and i think he should be represented before any questioning. >> do you suppose in the end he will be charged with anything? >> in my opinion i don't believe he's going to be charged at court-martial. i think there could be other options for the army. an investigation could potentially separate him
administratively. even assuming that sergeant bergdahl did walk off of the firebase, we don't know the reason. we don't know the intend. we don't know if he was suffering from a mental health issue at the time. so i don't see this turning into a court-martial. i think there's potential that there could be an administrative or medical separation for this soldier. >> and, greg, in the article in "rolling stone," you guys pointed out that the unit that bergdahl served in wasn't exactly the best run unit. can you talk more about that? >> are you asking me that question? >> i'm asking matthew. >> yeah, i mean if you go back and look at the footage that smith from "the guardian" shot with bowe's unit before his disappearance, i looked at that as a former infantry man that served in that area and i saw undisciplined cowboys frankly.
i showed it to other friends in the infantry and had high standards of professionalism and saw the same thing. they run around in baseball caps. not wearing helmets which is standard kit. kind of jumping around and not acting like a professional american soldier. they didn't seem to be very well led. and they didn't seem to be executing their duties very well. >> so as a military attorney, greg, would that enter into the equation once you're helping this young man and family hypothetically? >> absolutely. the chain of command is going to come into the spotlight here as well. there was an investigation that was done five years ago so some of these questions probably have already been answered and it's something that obviously is going to be looked at closer. as a defense attorney or military defense attorney, looking at the chain of command and how the unit was run is
absolutely going to be on the table. >> it should be noted too that his platoon leader was relieved of command just a month prior to that incident. that points to a problem in the unit right there. >> interesting. so if you have a soldier on base, for example, and i'll pose this question for you. if you have a soldier like this who is troubled and clearly he was. he was doubting why he was in afghanistan. that was clear, right? if you don't have good leadership, how do you find the help that you need? >> that's clearly the problem. a good leader, a good military leader or officer should recognize if there are issues with one of their troops and have them evaluated by a mental health provider or medevacked out. if there were all of these warning signs around this soldier, why wasn't it dealt with? there's a lot of questions that are not answered at this point. >> and matthew, i want to leave
you with the last word because i think there's been so many derogatodro derogatory things said when all facts aren't in. describe to me as you see him as a person and how we should be thinking about him. >> i don't know him. i know his family quite well. i admire his family. i have spent kiquite a bit of te with them. my father was a helicopter pilot and buried in idaho when his helicopter crashed. from his family i see an educated, well read, thoughtful young man who was put into a situation that i don't think he expected. and i think he reacted poorly to the situation he was in. i think he'll regret that for quite a long time. i don't think we should rush to damn him immediately. >> matthew, greg, thank you for
your insight. i appreciate it. still to come in the "newsroom," scary moments in the skies over russia. a scene out of a movie, a russian fighter jet comes dangerously close to a u.s. reconnaissance plane. why are we just learning details now? we'll talk about that next. [ male announcer ] whether it takes 200,000 parts, ♪ 800,000 hours of supercomputing time, 3 million lines of code, 40,000 sets of eyes, or a million sleepless nights. whether it's building the world's most advanced satellite, the space station, or the next leap in unmanned systems. at boeing, one thing never changes. our passion to make it real. ♪ our passion to make it real. ♪ ♪fame, makes a man take things over♪ ♪fame, lets him loose, hard to swallow♪
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it was like a scene out of a movie. a fighter jet buzzing past an american reconnaissance plan in late april off russia's coast. the jets passed within 100 feet of one another. the american crew's lives were in jeopardy. jim sciutto joins us to tell us more. >> reporter: this was an extremely serious incident. a u.s. official saying it's the most dangerous close pass as they call it in decades between u.s. and russian warplanes. this took place off the eastern coast of russia. a routine surveillance flight by a u.s. surveillance plane called a kc135u. these happen all the time. often times you will have russian jets that will fly nearby but never like this. never this close. so close that they told us that the pilots consider themselves in danger and immediately aborted the mission. also so close that when that jet
as you see passed in front of the american jet, it left the american jet in the turbulence. it's called the jet wash of that russian fighter jet, which is a very dangerous situation. these pilots had to make a quick call. we understand that they filmed this incident. that film has not been released. no intention at this point of the military to release this film. it's a dangerous situation. >> this happened in late april. why are we finding out about this now? >> we're told the u.s. military wanted to deal with this privately with their russian counterparts and that's what's happened. the chairman of the joint chiefs communicated his concerns to the russian chief of defense and i'm told that since then there have been no close passes like this. but i will remind you, you probably remember this, about ten days before this on april 14th, another russian jet buzzed a u.s. destroyer in the black sea off the crimea coast a number of times flying back and
forth kcoming within 100 yards f the ship. the concern is this is a pattern of the russians trying to send the u.s. a message. i am told because i asked have you seen a significant uptick of these close passes since the start of the ukraine crisis, and they say in terms of numbers, statistics, no, though over the last two years going before the ukraine crisis, they have seen an increase in these kind of things. you see the russian military testing the american military. it's not just in the black sea or off the coast of russia. it's also happening in europe and close to alaska as well. this is a real problem and something that u.s. officials i talked to are extremely concerned about. >> jim sciutto reporting live. i'll be right back. you are so outta here! aah! [ female announcer ] the complete balanced nutrition of great-tasting ensure. 24 vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and 9 grams of protein. [ bottle ] ensure®. nutrition in charge™.
concussion lawsuit against the nfl. well, marino is now withdrawing from the suit saying he didn't realize his name would be attached to it. marino said within the last year he authorized a claim to be filed in case he needed future medical coverage for possible effects of head trauma. check out this video from a backyard in nebraska. that's hail and hail is much bigger than golf balls. more like baseball sized hail. car buyers looking for a deal will be lining up at this omaha area dealership. hail damaged 4,300 vehicles. huge dents. shattered windows. flooded sbe eed interiors. the scandal at the veterans affairs is widening. va officials say they uncovered treatment delays and secret waiting lists at ten more facilities in kansas, missouri,
illinois and indiana. cnn was first to report on delays in the va system including at that phoenix hospital. in the meantime, "the wall street journal" is reporting the white house is eyeing cleveland clinic ceo to become the next va secretary. he's a decorated vietnam war veteran and has been heading the cleveland clinic health system for the last ten years. thanks for joining me today. i'm carol costello. "@ this hour" with berman and michaela starts now. stunning video. a tense potentially volatile moment. americans on one side. taliban on the other. sergeant bowe bergdahl right in the middle. an expert will help us break this all down. hillary clinton isn't really saying she's going to run for president just yet but she is talking a whole lot in a "people" magazine article talking about being a grandmother, sleeping in in the morning and even about her hair. a mysterious sound from