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dershowitz of all the students he taught ted cruz was one of the smartest. tweet me @wolfblitzer. be sure to join us again tomorrow. right here in "the situation room." i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. "outfront" tonight, the fbi tracking a terror group that's put out a hit list of american troops with their names and addresses online calling for attacks on their families right here in the united states. plus israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu apologized for his comments about arab voters. demean it? and allegations of a brutal gang rape at the university of virginia. today, police are saying there's no evidence it ever happened. let's go "outfront." good evening. i'm erin burnett "outfront"
tonight, a brutal threat from isis. the fbi is tracking the terrorists online searching for anyone linked to an online hit list. on this hit list is at least 100 american military service members. the terrorists are calling for lone wolf attacks on these individuals and their families right here at home. the islamic state hacking division which says it is affiliated with isis says it was publishing the service member names so quote, our brothers residing in america can deal with you. it's not clear if this group is sanctioned by isis or not but an fbi official says tonight at least some of its members are affiliated with isis. it's also believed that at least some of the american military members on that hit list have been targeted simply because they have been involved in the coalition bombing campaign against isis. now, the information on this list has names, photos home addresses and it appears to have been taken, in part from social
media sites, including facebook. law enforcement officials says everyone on that hit list is being contacted. pamela brown is "outfront." pam, the threats here are specific and horrific. what are you hearing about it? >> that's absolutely right. in fact the big concern here erin is that a lone wolf could then go to these addresses listed and target a service member. as you point out, they are all being notified of the threat. and a law enforcement official that i spoke with says the fbi has been tracking the online presence of a few of these people believed to be associated with this group, the islamic state hacking division that was published over the weekend. it's not clear if isis leadership ordered this group to collect this information but we are learning that some of the individuals known to be part of this group are believed to be based overseas and affiliated
with isis. it's interesting to note here erin this concept isn't new. there have been other service members targeted online by isis militants. but the official said the fact that the group compiled this list is really an elevation of the threat. >> that's pretty scary when you think about it too, and then the specifics, they are talking about the horrific things they've done to behead stab them on the streets. thank you, pamela. we're going to have the ranking member of the intelligence committee on in just a moment. this is not the first time terrorists have targeted military officials. this time though the threats are very very specific. shasta darlington is "outfront." >> reporter: a hit list with some 100 names, addresses and pictures of u.s. troops on american soil issued by a group known as the islamic state hacking organization calling for beheadings and attacks. we've made it easy for you by giving you addresses. all you need to do is take the
final step. what are you waiting for? the group's credibility is unknown but the fbi has been tracking some for a while and they are affiliated with isis. the site has been taken down and everyone on the hit list is being contacted. do you think that this list pose as danger? >> i think this list is another danger among many that we've already seen. i think that we recognize that these jihadists have been trying to essentially force people into living in a state of fear. >> reporter: we've seen military personnel targeted on home soil before. last year in canada a muslim convert gunned down a soldier guarding a hallowed war memorial and minutes later shots erupted as the terrorist was killed. lee rig bee was attacked with a
meat cleaver calling it an eye for an eye killing for muslim dies. and a psychiatrist went on a shooting rampage at ft. hood texas, killing 14 people saying it was revenge. >> every time they take a defeat on the battlefield or every time they are under great pressure on the battlefield, they come up with some big splash like this. >> reporter: the group thattest po posted it claims to have hacked military bases but most of the information appears to have come from social media sites and public records. troops and their families are being advised to adjust the privacy settings on their social media so as little as personal information is out there in the public arena as possible. we've reached out to a number of servicemen and women on this list. most of those we got through to said they didn't want to talk but one woman told me she is
concerned because she has children and they are taking precautions. erin? >> thank you very much, shasta. congressman adam schiff is "outfront." appreciate you being with us tonight. what do you know about the threat? >> well we're trying to investigate how they got this information. a lot of it may have been publicly available. but if there has been any hacking, obviously that's something that we want to find out about. i think it's also the case though that this is just one of the increasingly sophisticated uses of social media by isis even more so than al qaeda but that's a real challenge for us because it takes very little for them to put this stuff out and it causes a reaction on our part. so just another example of the challenges we face in this internet age. >> so the situation in yemen where obviously isis has been growing, much to the surprise of
americans in many senses it wound up to be going a lot more than they thought. the suns evacuating the last of its troops from the country. how damaging is this to the united states and security? >> well it is very damaging and unfortunately yemen has taken a very dramatic turn for the worse over the course of the last nine months. the country is now fairly well divided between north and south. you have this chasm that's opened up between two government rivals now and then into this ungoverned space you have aqap looking for new opportunities to expand and isis with a threatening presence there with our diminishing footprint, it also gives us less eyes on our adversaries and that's very much a concern. >> what i'm curious about is just as recently as september, president obama talked about yemen as a success story.
let me playback what he said. >> the strategy of taking out terrorists that threaten us is one that we have successfully pursued in yemen and somalia for years. >> you now see this complete deterioration in yemen. why would the president have called it a success just months ago? >> well unfortunately, probably at the time the president made that statement it was quite accurate but things have taken a real dramatic turn since then. i think what the president was talking about, in the broader context of that address, though was comparing it with a pair dime of massive american occupation like in afghanistan and as we've previously had in iraq. other models have worked successfully in yemen and somalia and it works until it doesn't and unfortunately we have a real problem on our hands in yemen. one final point, i'm not sure the answer is to go back to a massive american occupation of
every space where the governance is falling apart. >> that's a fair point. thank you very much congressman. appreciate your time tonight. >> thanks, erin. "outfront," next before the election he told reporters that busloads of arabs were descending on the polls. now benjamin netanyahu is apologizing. but does he mean it and does it matter? plus a college student's claim of a gang rape made headlines and yet today the police says there's no evidence that any of it is true. and terrorists buying orphans and then turning them into suicide bombers. it's an exclusive investigation and it's "outfront" tonight.
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. tonight, israeli prime minister apologized about his comment about arabs. he warned voters to go to the polls and leftists were bringing huge amounts of arabs by bus to vote against him. he said today he's sorry. "i know my statements offended some israeli citizens and members of the arab israeli community. that was never my intention. i apologize for that." ee elise labott is live in jerusalem. many people think that apology
is not sincere. >> reporter: that's right, erin. you're talking about 1.6 israeli citizens of arab descent who did come out in droves to the election to elect arab parties that are now the third largest block and one of those parties, the arab union party said in a statement to cnn, you know, it's a little too late. his racism did not begin and end at this inciting statement. legislation and racist exclusionary discriminatory policies are working plans of the knessel." they feel that this is just indicative of how prime minister netanyahu sees that community. >> of course it's hard when he says he wants to have a jewish state to not have those feelings exist. in a sense, it's definitional. those aren't the only campaign comments that is forcing
netanyahu to backtrack. he reversed course on those comments about a two-state solution. during the campaign he said over my dead political party, he said there would never be two states under his watch. is the obama administration buying the sudden reversal? >> reporter: they are not really impressed. they said you can't walk back a statement like that and expect that we're going to be on the same page. for six years, the administration thought they were on the same page with the prime minister about working towards a two-state solution. now he backtracked today. the white house chief of staff denis mcdonough was talking to a group and said we can't pretend these comments don't exist. it calls into question his commitment to a two-state solution. officials say, listen it's going to take words, not actions. it's going to -- sorry. it's going to take actions, not words, to prove that he's serious and it's going to take some time. you can't just put that genie
back in the bottle. >> no you can't. >> now, steven yates along with president at the arab american institute is joining me. it took a few days. he's been taking a lot of heat for that comment about bussing arabs, getting his base to go out and vote. do you think his apology is sincere? >> they are not going to accept it and they have ever reason not to accept it. the fact is that netanyahu is netanyahu and a known comedy and he's been pursing racist policies his entire political career even before he became boim back in prime minister back in the '90s. they know him and how he operates and saw the jewish state bill that he was proposing
that brought his government down that was establishing jewish supremacy and subordination of the arab population to cotidify as second-class citizenry. they received a scant amount of government funding and are deprived as a result of that. so the issue is they don't believe them. as lee said actions speak louder than words and the actions have been quite deplorable. >> steven you don't think his comments on bussing arabs was racist? >> i don't. he was basically stating a fact. there was an effort to increase arab participation in the election and it worked. whether it's racist to target a group in a country, increased participation, is something for somebody else to address but what really matters is the vote counted and bibi's party came up on top. people have to figure out where
they are going to go from here. in terms of actions speaking louder than words, there are a lot of actions that don't speak well of the intentions on the other side so you can piece. there's a lot of blame to go around on this. the question is is there really a desire an ability to deliver on both sides of this equation. >> 13 members of the knessed are going to be on the arab block. we've polled that block and arabs in israel are, in fact the most moderate of the constituency in the entire country and treated like second-class citizens. no they are second-class citizens in that state. i've been studying them for four decades now and i've seen them go from foet tal exclusion to fight where they are today to where they have a party that can be operated in their name but they are still treated quite poorly. they are treated like blacks under jim crow here in the united states. >> so there's this issue of racism and the issue of two
states. there were two things that the prime minister said that he's now taken back. on the two-state issue, first he said no way, that's never going to happen while he was in office. that was at the final day of the campaign. a couple days later after the obama administration lost it over this he said i want two states, i've always wanted two states. james, do you believe him? does he want two states or not? if he has one state, he's stuck with what you're talking about which, over time it will have to be racist policy if you want a ju weshewish state. >> this guy was arrested in the 1990s and then in 2001, before sporters supporters in israel he said i ended the peace process and he actually did. he took steps along the way that made it increasingly possible for two states to come into existence and delegitamize a
fragmented policy. in the recent era, again, he rewards hamas with 1,000 prisoners and denies to keep the peace process going. >> that's the leader of the plo. >> understands that netanyahu has never really wanted peace. he's tried to play with them tried to move them tried to push them forward but i think that his election this time went over the top and america has to make a choice if he with want peace, it's not going to come with benjamin netanyahu in office because he has no interest in it at all. he wants to further entrench israel into the west bank to make it possible for two states to ever come into being. >> stephen, which netanyahu do you believe? the one-state netanyahu or the two-state netanyahu? >> i believe netanyahu says his first priority is the security of the israeli state and whether it's the iran negotiations with the palestinian authorities,
he's basically laying out a narrative but i think a lot of americans are going to sympathize with can you make peace with a state that includes elements that call for your elimination and when it comes to the palestinian authority, ties to hamas are pretty clear. how can you have a two-state solution in peace when they say that they want to have a one-state solution. >> they do have a deal with hamas. when i asked the ambassador about that his answer to me was a little bit short, i thought. it was, well we're not technically a part of hamas. i mean, when you're relying on the word "technically" that is not great. >> the question is, the peace negotiator let me make a point, look at neftali bennett who described palestinians like a
piece of shrapnel in your butt. you have to live with it because it's worse to operate and get it out. and then lieberman in his government somebody who has been very clear about his absolute rejection for palestinians. so, look it's the pot calling the kettle black. netanyahu has done everything he can to make it impossible for there to be a state, including massive settlements that are actually quite -- quite a problem that everyone knows is a problem and yet he's the one saying i don't trust my opponents. >> well thanks very much to both of you for the conversation that will keep going on and on i know. thanks for your time tonight. "outfront" next the story of a gang rape at the university of virginia. now police are saying they've looked into it done a full investigation, there's no evidence that it ever happened. our report next. and he's made enemies on both sides of the aisle. now, the controversial texas
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the gang rape that may not have happened. it's the horrific story that outraged america. "rolling stone" magazine's expose of a gang rape at the university of virginia. the victim you may remember was a student only identified as jackie in the story and she revealed she was brutally raped by at least seven at a frat house. police did their own investigation and today for the first time they say there's no evidence that the rapes ever happened. rosa flores begins our coverage "outfront" in charlottesville, virginia tonight. >> reporter: police announce the conclusion of their four-month investigation into the alleged gang rape of a university of virginia student. >> we're not able to conclude to any substantive degree that an incident that is consistent with the facts contained in that article occurred at the
fraternity house or any other fraternity house, for that matter. >> reporter: this dates back to the fall of 2012. that september, a woman identified only as jackie told three friends a horrifying story about going on a date to a frat party, only to be brutally gang raped by seven men. her story published in "rolling stone" magazine last november quickly gained national attention and sparked a debate about rape on college campuses. at today's press conference police revealed they spoke to nearly 70 people and could find little to corroborate the details of jackie's story. they also found a number of inconsistent stories from jackie. she told police in april of 2014 that she was hit by a bottle on campus and her roommate helped pick broken glass from her face. >> that roommate was subsequently interviewed and she denies doing that. >> reporter: two of jackie's
friends said her date on the night of the alleged rape was a student named haven mona hand but they never met him and streth investigators found no evidence that he even exists. and on the night of the alleged rape the evidence shows there was no party or any kind of an event at that frat house in question. but as this complex story unfolds, one issue remains constant. >> that doesn't mean that something terrible did not happen to jackie on the evening of september 28th 2012. we are just not able to gather sufficient facts to conclude what that something may have been. >> reporter: now, the fraternity releasing a statement saying in part we hope "rolling stone's" actions do not discourage any survivors from coming forward to seek the justice they deserve."
they also say they are exploring their rights. they plan to report the findings in early april. erin? >> rt will. just weeks away. thank you very much rosa. "outfront" right now is the chief of the police department that investigated. captain pleasant joins me now live from charlottesville. appreciate you taking the time captain. so i know through this investigation you found other stories told by jackie may not be true one of them we just heard chief longo talking about. she told police she was hit by a bottle on campus, alleged that her roommate helped pick the broken glass from her face and her roommate denies that this happened. are there other parts of her story that you can share with us that did not add up in your investigation? >> reporter: well, erin there
were a number of things that did not come together that again -- what we're going on is an article in "rolling stone" magazine that then was refuted by the very people who published it. so that's the information that we had to go on to begin with. we did not have a statement from jackie nor do we have one from her. so we were looking at information that was un uncorroborated to begin with. the very most that we found was that these events certainly did not occur, not the way that they were described in that article. >> certainly not the way they described it. the conclusion i guess, the direct quote from your investigation is no substantive basis to support the account alleged in the "rolling stone" article. i know you didn't have a chance to talk with jackie and i want to talk with you about that. i know you conducted 70 interviews. you talked to a lot of people to try to find out if this ever happened.
>> yes. >> and in those interviews was it pretty much uniform that no one was able to corroborate or say anything that defended what she had alleged happened? >> yes, it was. with the exception of the two gentlemen that she met -- that she said she met up with just after this incident occurred the two of them were fairly convinced that something happened. they thought, again, that something had probably occurred and that's why we're not saying this entire thing is fabricated because it is a very good chance that something may have occurred to her that night. they thought so. >> something may have occurred just not what was actually reported as to have happened. so you're saying 70 interviews 68 of them said nothing and two said something may have happened. you were not able to speak with jackie. this issing? something that you just pointed out. why wouldn't she talk to you as part of your investigation? >> i don't know. that's something that she would
have to answer if she'd be willing to do so and i don't want to speculate about what her reasons may be. i could be way off by doing so and i don't want to do that. >> one of your detectives met with her at least three times between april of last year and december. what was his impression like of her. people want to know they are hearing someone made these allegations that don't seem to be adding up by anyone's investigation but maybe something did happen. what was his impression of her as a young woman? >> well he had no reason to disbelieve anything when he first spoke to her. but then again, he was getting very little information, just from her that he did get information about the bottle attack that she was reporting and just mention of a sexual assault of some kind that had occurred a couple years before that. but that was all that was really told to him. he couldn't make a determination as to truthfulness and that sort of thing because he had no facts whatsoever to go on. as far as speaking to her, he
was friendly with her and she with him but it was not very substantive in nature. >> captain, thank you very much. >> yes. up next ted cruz the first official candidate for president. why he's a lightning rod even in his own party. and an exclusive "outfront" investigation tonight, orphans for sale and then turned into suicide bombers. >> $500 for both children? >> okay. let me decide if we want to do this and then i will call you. many people clean their dentures with toothpaste or plain water. and even though their dentures look clean, in reality they're not. if a denture were to be put under a microscope we can see all the bacteria that still exists on the denture and that bacteria multiplies very rapidly. that's why dentists recommend cleaning with polident everyday. polident's unique micro clean formula works in just 3 minutes, killing 99.99% of odor causing bacteria. for a cleaner, fresher brighter denture every day.
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>> reporter: now he's hoping it will carry him to the white house in 2016. >> it is a time for truth. it is a time for liberty. it is a time to reclaim the constitution of the united states. >> reporter: cruz won his senate seat in 2012 by taking on the gop establishment in texas and since arriving in washington he has blazed his own trail. >> i intend to speak in support of defunding obamacare until i am no longer able to stand. >> reporter: he waged a 21-hour filibuster all over funding for the affordable care act, which included this reading of dr. seuss to his daughters. >> do you like green eggs and ham? i do not like them sam i am i do not like green eggs and ham. >> reporter: that strategy endured cruz to many tea party
conservatives. but some in the party blasted his tactics for causing a government shutdown with republicans bearing the brunt of the blame. >> i have seen this movie before and we will not repeal obamacare, at least in this fashion. >> reporter: another republican new york congressman peter king issued a blistering statement today in response to cruz's announcement. shutting down the federal government and reading dr. seuss on the senate floor are the marks of a carnival barker not the leader of the free world." >> i just came back from new hampshire where there's snow and ice everywhere. my view actually is simple. debates on this should follow science and should follow data. and many of the alarmists on global warming, they've got a problem because the science doesn't back them up. >> jerry brown, a democrat said cruz's position on global warning should be an automatic disqualifier. >> it's shocking and that makes
him absolutely unfit for running for office. >> reporter: cruz has taken aim at the democratic front-runner hillary clinton, over her handling of the 2012 terror attacks in libya. >> i believe she has deliberately stone walled the american people. they deserve the truth. >> ted cruz coming out, he's the first, and obviously very controversial. not polling very high when it comes to the republican primaries. who is next? >> reporter: erin it's about to get very crowded. senator rand paul of kentucky is next we believe. his announcement is april 7th in kentucky. he's probably one of senator cruz's top rivals but from there it's going to get pretty crowded. marco rubio, of course is expected to announce shortly after that and jeb bush is also getting in. but not just republicans. hillary clinton's campaign probably will launch sometime in mid-april. >> well that's going to be a lot in a very little amount of
time. >> a lot of work to do. >> if you want the attention, you better go first. there's something to that. thank you, jeff zeleny, and welcome. "outfront" next an exclusive investigation, orphans sold to terrorists. how cheap it is to actually buy a human. >> $500 for both children? >> yeah. and on a lighter note from jumping off couches to buildings, tom cruise still does all of his own stunts. the man never ages. jeanne moos with the story.
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start investing with as little as fifty dollars. president obama warned of a group posed by boko haram. just a few weeks ago, this group pledged allegiance to isis. >> boko haram, a brutal terrorist group that kills men, women and children must be stopped. hundreds of kidnapped children deserve to be returned to their families. nigerians forced to flee deserve to return to their homes. >> more than 1 million people half of them children have been displaced by boko haram. but here's the unbelievably horrific thing. a lot of these children are actually sold to boko haram and then boko haram terrorists actually strap them with explosives send them into a market detonate them from a remote. tonight, in an exclusive investigation, we take hidden
cameras inside a camp where these very children can be bought for just a couple hundred bucks. >> reporter: at this camp in northern nigeria, we've been told you can take your pick of orphan children. no paperwork, no questions asked. there is just one requirement, according to the man who runs the camp. >> you said perhaps earlier there would be a suggested donation? >> yes. yes, yes. i told you. >> reporter: behind us children are playing blissfully unaware. over the phone we said we wanted to eninfire what they are calling here fostering, how it works. he returned with his partner, telling me that there are children available. i wore a hidden camera to show how easy it would be to procure a child. >> is there any document i need
to sign or anything? no? just the green light from you is enough? >> yes. even verbal is okay. >> reporter: all the talk we just had in that camp of suggested donations and fostering, none of that is legal. none of it is legal in any way, shape or form. for months now, there have been reports of children being offered for sale in the displaced camps. the worry is that anyone can walk in or out with a child. even the very terror groups that they fled the camps to escape. there are concerns that some of these children in the northeast could end up back in the hands of boko haram to be used as suicide bombers or to be used in their camps. >> the children are being used as soldiers. we also know that even here in recent times with some of the suicide bombers, they have been young children. >> reporter: respect life say
no you were a child once. the slogans etched across the mural at the nigerian anti-trafficking agency nata. >> reporter: they tell us it's almost impossible to keep track of all of the orphan displaced children scattered between official unofficial camps and beyond. they know though where they can end up. >> well you tell me. >> reporter: back at our hotel, we make the call. it doesn't take long. $200? $300. all together, how much? >> the orphans extended families will need a cut and they all need to agree that the money is enough. $500 for both children?
okay. let me decide if we want to do this and then i will call you. okay? >> okay. okay. thank you. >> reporter: thank you. $500 for two children. two orphaned incredibly vulnerable children just sold like that for $500. we didn't follow through with the transaction but they kept calling us. the children in nigeria bear the brunt of boko haram's campaign of terror. mass enslavement, forced to flee their homes and even here it seems there is no real there's no place the children can safely call home. are. >> it's horrifying. but obviously incredible reporting you did. you're talking to the men on the phone. at this point now as a journalist are you able to find
out who they are? is there anyone you can turn people like that in to? it seems one goes away and another one pops up in his place. it seems impossible to stop this. >> reporter: that is really the heart of the issue. we spoke to the nigerian anti-trafficking agency. you saw their spokesman there in our piece. they even acknowledge that the insecurity means that it's really really hard to keep track of what happens to these children. and even children living inside -- the orphans who have no one to look after them even those in the camps with their families are in an extraordinarily difficult situation. there's very little food. there are very little alternatives to the family. even those with families open to exploitation let alone those who are vulnerable and alone. the only way to fix this problem is to fix the broader problem of the havoc that boko haram is wreaking in the north of an jer yeah. >> thank you very much.
our counterterrorism analyst joins us now. phil this is pretty shocking isn't it? i mean, $500, i know is a lot of money, to some people in nigeria, of course. but you're talking about two human lives for 500 bucks. >> it's not shocking erin. the reason is pretty straightforward. these groups isis boko haram, both have had child soldiers believe that western culture is corrupt. when they bring a child in whether that child is bought or abducted they can take that child out of what they view as a corrupted society, and raise them in a society that they view is pure. let me take this one step further. we've seen children and by that i mean 15-year-old girls, self-recruited out of london to the united states. they also believe that they're being recruited to go to a pure cell. i'm not saying obviously i agree with it it's disgusting. but i understand the mentality. it's pretty clear. >> let me play something from emma's piece again. it was pretty powerful. here it is.
>> reporter: is there any document i need to sign or anything? no? just the green light from you is enough? >> yes. >> no documents, no trail, just make a verbal agreement and it's done. and the thing about that that stood out to me is we're talking about a 3-year-old little girl that they could just strap with explosives send her into a market and detonate her from remote which we know they have done. >> i thought i had seen everything. i've followed terrorism now for nearly 30 years. the groups that i've followed since the 1990s, especially some of the groups like the al qaeda related groups would use suicide bombers who were teenagers. i've talked to some kids who recruited a suicide bomber. but never went down and did the act. but even among the groups i've followed the most extreme, this would be viewed as completely unacceptable. this shows you that boko haram, you know isis is the fringe these guys are the extreme of the fringe. this is unheard of among
islamists. >> unheard of. a 3-year-old baby. unbelievable. >> yeah. >> phil thank you very much. >> thank you. jeanne moos with tom cruise's latest high-flying stunt. i bring the gift of the name your price tool to help you find a price that fits your budget. uh-oh. the name your price tool. she's not to be trusted. kill her. flo: it will save you money! the name your price tool isn't witchcraft! and i didn't turn your daughter into a rooster. she just looks like that. burn the witch! the name your price tool a dangerously progressive idea. the promise of the cloud is that every organization has unlimited access to information, no matter where they are. the microsoft cloud gives our team the power to instantly deliver critical information to people, whenever they need it. here at accuweather we get up to 10 billion data requests every day.
tallest building for mission impossible 4. turns out he now has a new trick up his sleeve. here's jeanne moos. >> reporter: tom cruise is a frequent flier all right. it took eight takes, eight takeoffs to capture him clinging to a plane. >> open the door! >> reporter: that's no stunt man, that's tom cruise. dangling from an airbus 8400-m. crews told yahoo! movies it's the most dangerous thing i've ever done. my body was slamming on the side. i was like, whoa, this is intense. the traveler from michigan impossible rogue nation gives us tom's point of view. previously all we had were photos taken from the ground during filming late last year. cruise told yahoo! as a kid, i remember flying on an airplane and thinking what would it be like out on the wing or on the side of the airplane? now he knows. pretty damn exciting and
exhilarating. the director told yahoo! taxiing was worse than flying because of the exhaust fumes. cruise is known for doing his own stunts. from the hood of a car to behind the wheel, from a night fight to a rock climb, but there is one tom cruise stunt that leaves all the rest of them looking stunted. there he is scaling the tallest building on the planet in dubai for mission impossible ghost protocol kicking his way in, leaping back out. of course he was wearing a safety harness. but trying to top that explains this. cruise had to wear a lens covering his entire eyeball so he could keep his eyes open while flying. >> have you ever felt this way before? >> reporter: it's hard to make fun of him for jumping up and down on oprah's couch once
you've seen him jumping up and down on the tallest building. at 52 tom has reached his cruising altitude. jeanne moos, cnn new york. >> i give him credit. i don't even like to go to the top of that building on the inside. record "outfront" so you can watch us anytime on your dvr. thank you for joining us. breaking news. heightened security at princeton maryland's ncaa matchup. a threat against one of the players. christine brennan broke the story. what have you learned? >> yes, anderson. leslie robinson, the freshman forward for princeton, is not playing in the game. she's on the bench. but this afternoon the university of maryland athletic department received a voicemail, and in the