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the pub. >> they vote in pubs there. and it's legal to be drunk when you vote. it's interesting. i'm serious. thank you so much. that's it for "the lead." there's the big ben coming. i turn you over to wolf blitzer. happening now, fbi warned of attack. the fbi director says his agents were tracking one of the texas gunmen and alerted local police. the director warns there are other potential attackers out there. nail biter. one of america's closest allies holds an election as concerns about security and terrorism weigh on the vote. isis expansion. they now control most of iraq's biggest refinery. how big an impact will this have on the world's oil supply? unemployment factories employ thousands inside communist north korea. will threats end up costing jobs? i'm wolf blitzer. you are in "the situation room."
we are following two breaking stories. startling new revelations about the terror attack in texas. the head of the fbi telling cnn his agency not only sent out a warning that simpson was interested in the gathering near dallas the fbi agents were waiting at a command post when the attack came. we have more on the terror threat that's coming up. let's begin with another major breaking story right now. polls are closing right now across the united kingdom in what analysts are calling the most unpredictable british election in decades. results are crucial to the united states. the prime minister has been obama's top partner in the war on terror and the battle against isis. our correspondents and experts are standing by to bring you coverage of the breaking news. let's begin with nic robertson. he is standing by in london where the polls have just
closed. nick? nic? >> reporter: the doors closed. they have been open for 15 hours. the understanding is that the turnout has been higher than we have seen in previous elections. we're beginning to get the first exit polls, the first, if you will estimation of the way this vote is going to go. remember there are 650 seats in the parliament. no party was expected to get a simple majority. the magic number is 323, because five from northern island don't take take up the seats. who will form the new government needs 323 seats in a coalition. these are the numbers we are getting on the first exit poll. david come ran 316. labor party with 239. the liberal democrats who david
cameron is in government with they have ten. that means cameron and his partners would have 326 seats, which means they would be most likely to form the next government. however, i have to add into the figures, these are exit polls. they are estimations put together by experts who study the elections. these are not the results. the real numbers won't become apparent and we won't know about them for about another four or five or six hours. the first result perhaps in the next 40 minutes or so. but to get a bigger more realistic picture, that's going to take many, many more hours of counting. >> stand by. i want to check in with richard quest, who is also in london for us. where are you, richard? what's going on over there? >> we are with the election band
on the #bigredbus. it's a double decker bus. there is the houses of parliament behind us. we're traveling around the british capital. we're bringing the views, the mood as the british capital comes to terms with what sounds like an outstandingly result very unexpected. if it's true, the exit poll tonight. all night, the big red bus will make its way around london. >> basically, what these exit polls show -- we want to stress to our viewers here in the united states and around the world, these are just exit polls. the real numbers could be different. if they hold it looks like david cameron will be able assuming can he get the minority party, the liberal democrats, he would remain as prime minister. what does that mean as far as u.s.-british relations are
concerned? >> for u.s.-british relations, it would mean very little change. especially as the u.s. heads toward a presidential election. david cameron and obama have been tide at the hip on so many policies. the fear in washington as we discussed last night, wolf was that a miliband victory could jeopardize that. if cameron gets the result that it looks like tonight, there will be relief i guess, in winfield house where the u.s. ambassador lives and certainly in foggy bottom in the state department they will be somewhat relieved that there's no change in london tonight. >> as far as britain remaining in european union, what would be the impact if cameron stays in power? >> now, i'm glad you reminded me. in the excitement of the poll i forgot about that. that's the big story tonight.
i managed to lose it somewhere along the way. there will be a referendum in the united kingdom if the exit poll is right, if it's right, there will be a referendum in the united kingdom on staying in the european union by the end of 2017. david cameron made that a firm election pledge this election. so there will be a renegotiation. the result of which will be a referendum. washington has mixed views on that as are well aware. tonight, i think many european leaders, merkel -- many leaders in europe will be dismayed because they know britain is about to become a very troublesome member of the eu. >> what about scotland? that was a big issue in this election as well. >> scotland, absolutely. the good numbers from scotland.
the s&p 500 should be about -- yes? they have all the seats in scotland. the s&p 500is a big force in the building. they are hugely important now. the question is since cameron may be back in power, will they be able to get another referendum on scottish independence? very unlikely baring in mind cameron doesn't need them or particularly like them and he can govern without them. >> it shows the scottish national party would get 58. these are exit polls. these are not the actual numbers. richard, stand by. today's vote across the united kingdom could have an impact on security here in the united states. tom foreman is taking a closer look at what's at stake. what are you seeing? >> reporter: look at the numbers. i don't have a band like richard. but we have the numbers here that we have been talking about. conservatives up here 316 right now is what we are looking at.
labor, 239. liberal democrats here with ten. if you throw in the scottish group, that's 58. these are really the numbers everybody is interested in. conservatives here and liberal democrats here. because of what is at stake. if you look at what david cameron has been talking about here we consider this idea what we're talking about is this question of possibly leaving the eu. that would be on the table if this is happening. that's a potentially big thing in the u.s. we keep saying it will be unchanged. it's not necessarily unchanged, because if that happens then you have questions about trading partners how they react to it and whether or not this becomes a hiccup in the worldwide economic recovery which could affect everyone including the united states. that's why we care about this so much. obviously, the labor concern over here was a different question. with labor, it had to do with military support in large mesh whether they would fight against isis with russia. if this is openff the table and
we're back here looking at this equation with david cameron things are not exactly going to stay the same. they will just be one of the more similar outcomes something people could bank on compared to the past without seeing gigantic enormous changes heading into the future. that's why washington may be excited about the exit polls if they hold true as richard pointed out and nic as well. >> it's a big if. these are exit polls. the real numbers should come in over the next few hours. let's get more now on the impact of today's elections. joining us are jim sciutto, richard quest is with us as well. he is aboard the big red bus in london for us. jim, i know you are speaking to a lot of u.s. officials. they are watching what's going on with one of america's closest allies in britain. what are you hearing? >> reporter: i spent ten years in the u.k. the big question from the american perspective is does this make the special
relationship less special? the truth is whoever won, it would be so. you have a real pressure within this conservative party for -- to have this referendum to leave the eu. without the u.k. it's bad for america. they are weaker. the eu is america's biggest trading partner. enormous when you talk about russia, ukraine and the u.k. the closest military partner. when they are separated, that's a less strong partner for the u.s. overseas. even though the cameron government -- he has been under budget austerity. he has cut weapons programs which makes britain not as close of a military ally for the u.s. their troops are out of afghanistan. they're out of iraq. their aircraft carriers don't have aircraft capable up to date to landing and taking off. that's a big decrease in their ability to support us militarily. on the labor side if they were to win and put something
together that's more inward looking. questions about the nuclear due deterrent. for both sides, it's not moving in a great direction. if the conservatives hold true as it shows here that's a better result of two lesser results from the u.s. perspective. one thing to keep in mind there's less pressure for the conservative party to come out of the eu when that u.k. independent party -- which americans may not have heard of. it's very right wing. it's very anti-immigrant. it's anti-eu. they got two seats. that's a big result. >> virtually no seats at all. let me go back to richard quest, aboard the big red bus driving around london for us. give us a little flavor of how this has been going on, richard, behind the scenes. we know -- go ahead. >> right. i want to say, we're about to pass 10 downing street. coming up -- this is what this is all about. the man who is going to move
into number 10. we're giving you a real tour of london no extra cost. there is downing street. that's where the prime minister lives. and that's where we think if the exit poll is right, david come ran will comecameron will be returning. tell me the exit poll. >> this would be a phenomenal result for david cameron. he is up on his seats. there's an almost wipeout of labour. >> is there any -- this is one of the leading political observes. quick question. is there any way on the exit poll is there any way labour does it? >> absolutely not. it does not add up to 300. david cameron is on 316. >> there you have it. putting this into perspective,
let's pull the strands together. one of two things happens tonight. the exit poll is wrong. in which case that's a mammoth story. we find out who won. or the exit poll is right and david cameron is back in number 10. whichever way you look at it wolf political tremors have been -- have lapped here edhappened here in london. >> having a good time in london as he always does. thank you very much. once again, it looks like -- if you believe the exit polls, david cameron will be re-elected will be the prime minister. we will stay on top of the story, get the real numbers. there's other important news we're following as well. including a stunning new revelation that the fbi actually gave local law enforcement a heads up before the terror attack in texas. even as it warns that there are other potential attackers at large right now in the united states. isis is on verge of a major victory. taking control of most of iraq's
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he haven n evan perez is here. what did the fbi director tell you about what the fbi knew? >> the fbi in march opened a new investigation on simpson, one of the two gunmen who made this attack in garland, texas. this is a warning that -- a generalized warning they sent to the garland police. it didn't have any specific information, per se. it only said that he had expressed interest in some of the social media activities about this mohammed cartoon contest event. the fbi did not know he was planning to attack. they did not know he was actually on route to garland, texas. so the fbi is careful to say the police department did not have any indications this guy was on his way. but he was among a list of people that the fbi was keeping an eye on. they knew that this event was drawing a lot of controversy.
>> he had an ominous warning about future attacks similar to this maybe even worse. >> absolutely. he said that the way isis recruitment is changing online he is saying that it's getting harder and harder to figure out who is going to move from just being talked to online and communication with isis recruiters and actually carrying out an attack. what he said was, there are more -- there are other he willsimpsons out there. he knows it. he is monitoring investigations around the country and it's harder every day to find these people. >> he is a serious guy, the fbi director. when he speaks like that it's serious intelligence serious information. thanks very much. we're learning that the texas gunmen may have been more closely connected to isis than anyone imagined. also had a link to another terror group. all this coming as lawmakers are briefed on the long arm of isis
hearing new details about how it reaches deep into america through social media, influencing and instigating sympathizers. let's bring back jim sciutto. he has more. >> reporter: this case shows that the net designed to catch lone wolf attackers have gaps that have to be filled. the u.s. opened an investigation of simpson and put him under monitoring and knew he was interested in the texas event and yet he got through. the f directbi director saying he is sure there are other simpsons out there. an alarming video showing the gunman explaining the attraction of his conversion to itslam. >> provide weaponry to go out into the real world and use that weaponry. >> reporter: simpson had deeper ties to terror groups like isis than officials previously knew. including direct private
communication with this well-known british-born isis recruiter, hussein, currently thought to be in syria. and this american hassan believes to be in somalia. investigators now suspect that the isis and al shabab members had a more direct role in sunday's shooting pushing simpson to carry out an attack. there is no evidence yet that the men had operational control, such as choosing the texas target or the timing. today on capitol hill lawmakers heard the latest on isis' reach to the u.s. homeland through social media. >> our authority can follow the open source social media. the minute those individuals who are really serious about it go offline, we go dark. >> reporter: the texas shooting raises hard questions about how many other potential isis recruits are lying in wait and communicating overseas.
this week isis claimed it had 71 trained soldiers in 15 states. senior administration official called the claim propaganda saying it's isolated. a recent study has found that 62 people in 19 states have attempted to join the terror group. >> the only profile that the group share are 53 of the 62 individuals were active on social media, downloads and sharing jihadist propaganda and communicating with members of isis in syria. >> reporter: the texas shooting is refocusing attention from returning fighters to recruits here on the ground in the u.s. the fbi director saying there are hundreds of investigations in the u.s. of possible extremists influenced by known isis recruiters. they are using peer to peer
applications. these are difficult, impossible for law enforcement to track. one more thing, we talked about how post-edward snowden, that terrorists in the field and at home are changing the way they communicate. they now hotw the fbi and others are tracking them. >> thanks for that report. now more from james langford. thanks for joining us. the fbi director says -- he tell tells evan perez that they issued a warning about simpson, that he was interested in this very controversial event going on. but they didn't know simpson was actually traveling to texas. is that some sort of failure? what was going on? >> it's not. you have a lot of people that may express an interest that may use the word jihad. just because someone says something, anyone who uses social media will know how many different conversations are
going on. >> he had a criminal record. he had been convicted of lying about some alleged terror connection if you will. he got probation. he wasn't sentenced to jail. he did get three years probation. should he -- they should have been watching him more closely? >> i don't think so. he hadn't shown any tendencies. you realize, there are a lot of these conversations that happen through social media. the challenge now is to filter through and find out what's legitimate what someone is bragging someone that's basically mentally off, they are making wild statements or what is serious. that's our intelligence community has to filter it quickly. >> what was ominous is to hear what the fbi director said today, that there are others out there, including in the united states who have similar, if not worse plans in place. what can you tell us about that. >> that's correct. there's the great challenge if someone travels to the region, we don't know if they were crossing into syria. you are aware of individuals as they move around. but they haven't committed a
crime. you have to pay attention. our fbi has a unique responsibility not to protect our fourth amendments freedoms and we're free from search and seizure but we're guarding the homeland. >> it takes a lot of personnel to engage in the surveillance. do they have a lot of personnel? >> there's a difference between someone saying that they have some sort of sympathy for it and someone actually planning plotting to attend -- plotting to travel to the area. we're aware of some americans, a handful that are planning to go. that's an intervention at that point to be able to step in and say we're aware of what's happening. we're also aware of individuals that come back from the region. they have to determine were they there to fight or visiting? >> i will have more questions for you. stand by. we will continue our conversation with the member of the intelligence committee, the homeland security committee. more after this.
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we're talking about the domestic terror threat with the republican senator james lankford of oklahoma who serves on the intelligence and homeland security committees. these two attackers, one of them did have a criminal record. the other did not have a criminal record. the one without the criminal record could go out and buy ak-47s, bullet proof vests, body armor. they were well armed. >> they were. they are not buying automatic weapons. that's not legal in the united states. you can buy assault-type
weapons. >> they had assault rifles? >> correct. it was legal to perfect. legal to buy that possess it own it. >> how well armed were they? >> i know what? i haven't seen the final report. they were well armed and prepared for this attack. what's interesting is they were well armed, well prepared. they pulled up fired initial shot and were put down. they didn't get very far. so they were better armed than planned. >> what was their intention as far as you know? what did they want do? >> there's no way to know inside the heart of those guys. there's no doubt, they were coming in to kill individuals. whether they were planning to shoot from the curb we will never know. >> they wanted to kill as many people as possible? >> it has that appearance. >> were they inspired or were they instructed by isis instructors, if you will to go out and do that in? >> al qaeda wants to plan things. they want to pull off big attacks. isis wants to inspire. they want to say this is how we
hate groups and free don'ts. if you think the same way, here is the logo. use it. here is our key phrase. you can say it when you commit the act. go do it. we will take credit and connect you to us. they are inspiring terrorism through small events rather than large events. >> how concerned should the american public be that there are others out there? >> there's no questions that have the same sympathy that are within the united states. what i try to make clear, there's this jump to say that anyone who practices islam thinks that way. that's absolutely false. many many millions of individuals around our nation do not share that same thought that it may be practicing islam. there's this radicalized group and individuals within the masks s months being mosques aware of it. it goes down to like a school shooting. they go and respond to it. individuals within the mosques, in the neighborhoods, when they hear the threats, they have to respond, report. it protects all of us.
>> if somebody is saying you know what bin laden was not a bad guy, admire him, you think they have to report that to federal or local law enforcement? >> if they have the sense that this is a dangerous individual that would not only hurt the reputation of those that practice islam but could do harm to americans, they should report it and be engaged. report it and walk away and fwhoe they have done the right thing. that allows the fbi to filter. have they purchased weapons? are they trying to do something to inspire others? that's important to know. >> you have had incidents in oklahoma? >> sure. go back to 20 years ago with the truck bomb. >> that was domestic. >> two years ago, we had an individual radicalized in prison, was in a workplace situation, came back and beheaded a co-worker. it has the appearanceat peer the appearance he was inspired by isis. >> let's talk about the war against isis in iraq and syria. they seem to be doing well in
iraq. maybe they are losing ground in syria. in iraq it looks like they have 80% control of the large oil refinery right now, which would be strategically very significant. >> what's significant is gathering oil refinery and production control of key roads. they are trying to control the supply line. that's a small group of individuals but extremely violent. they are well trained and prepared. they are continuing to gather more foreign fighters a as they go. >> you voted over to 98-1 including you, to support this legislation that would give you some sort of review process. are you with the president basically to give it a shot see what can he do between now and the end of june to see if there could be a real deal to stop iran from building a -- >> no question. the best thing we can do is diplomacy diplomacy. we should solve this diplomatically. the deal seems to have given away the process.
you go back to a few years ago, the u.n. said no nuclear capability for iran. we say 5,000 centrifuges. we are not dealing with missiles and delivery systems. we say they have the right to enrich. a lot of things have moved in the framework of the negotiation. i'm concerned we're headed to a deal that puts them towards the pathway towards a bomb. it has been said several times and that's what concerns me for the entire world. this is the largest state-sponsored terrorism we have in the world. it's what will they do with the nuclear material? >> we will see what happens if there's a deal between now and the end of june. thanks for coming in. coming up a cnn exclusive. we take you inside north korea where capitalist factories employ thousands of workers. will it cost jobs? stay with us.
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isis seems to be on verge of a stunning victory. a seen you're u.s. official tells cnn the terror group controls 80% of iraq's biggest oil refinery. security forces are virtually cut off right now. let's go to barbara starr. she has been working the story for us. breaking the news. what are you learning? >> reporter: tonight, just one of several gains isis is making. the oil refinery may not be operational, part of the oil infrastructure at the moment but it is crucial. it's on the road to mosul, iraq iraq's second largest city. the iraqis cannot do it. that refinery complex essentially in isis hands.
this is just the beginning of the problem. over in syria now, there is -- there are growing indications actually that the president of syria is losing ground losing some momentum. that may not be good news because there's growing concern about who will step into the breach. will it be the al qaeda affiliate? will it be isis? this is something the u.s. now is watching around the clock. if he loses momentum and isis in syria steps ss in gains more control, more uncertainty, this just adds to the isis threat that the u.s. is facing. >> significant threat. thank you very much barbara, for that. let's dig deeper with
phillip mud,fill mudd and mark hertling. you heard what barbara said. 80% of the oil refinery fields now in the control of isis. this would be a huge setback sfif they take control. >> it would. if they did. here is what i will tell you. both iraqi and u.s. military sources on the ground tell me that in the last 24 hours, there have been horrendous attacks, against iraqi forces. there has been a fight at the oil refinery. i have to smile a little bit being a former commander in iraq when i hear a pentagon owe fushlfficial saying some element controls ground when they are a far distance away. this is an ongoing fight. it has been since early march. it's going to continue to be a fight, because that ground is critical to both sides on the attack that will eventually occur against mosul. >> when this official says 80% is now in the control of isis
that sounds ominous. >> it does. i'm not buying it. i don't know what 80% of the oil field control means. i have been to that oil field. there's not much there other than pipes and dirt and a lot of refinery. it is a critical piece because it controls the road north to mosul. i think as we have said there's going to be heavy fighting there. there's going to be a lot of fighting there. you will see iraqi security forces continuing to fight as they have been doing over the last 24 hours to regain the ground. >> tom fuentes, let's talk about what the fbi director said today. they issued an alert for this one gunman simpson. they didn't know he was on his way to texas. they didn't know where he was. they issued an alert based on his social media tweets or whatever about this event that was going on. should they have known more about it before he could even get there with weapons and a partner? >> it would have been nice if they would have known, but they didn't. they issue aid generald a general alert of many people that online had
expressed an interest in the event. they said in the alert that they didn't know his whereabouts, they didn't know if he was on the the way there, did not know he had left phoenix. this was not a warning. it was a general alert. >> he was in connection tweeting with a well-known terrorist, hussein, who was pretty active in the fields. would you think that someone would have been monitoring him. >> that sounds simple. you would think nsa collects e-mail and phone, why don't they collect twitter. you have to understand -- this is hard to figure out. the revolution that's going on with intelligence. the intelligence community hasn't figured this out. you grow up in the intelligence world, look at a target in pakistan a foreigner on foreign territory on attorney phones 2015 i want to look at an american citizen going through an american company, talking about travel on american soil i think we're -- this sounds like an exaggeration. think we're in a pre-911 environment with the way we think about u.s. information and u.s. targets.
people in my business don't want to touch the stuff. it's too sensitive. >> what does that mean? >> what i'm saying is it takes a galvanizing event for people to say, do we want to talk about american liberties and how we collect on people like a kid in phoenix, arizona, when he is using u.s. information on u.s. soil and a u.s. person? people in my business are saying be very careful about treading on this territory, because you are will get in trouble as soon as you touch a u.s. person. >> even though he did have a criminal record, convicted, did he didn't get sentenced to jail on probation. >> he wasn't convicted of the terror-related kram. edd crime. the charge was not terror. it was lying to the fbi. he got three years probation. the judge threw out the terror-related charge. it ended in 2014. that's it. he paid his debt to society. nothing new had come up. >> didn't he lie about wanting to go serve -- >> he did. that's what started the investigation.
that's what the charges were that were placed in 2011. in this situation, once he paid his debt and -- that's it. >> more on this. don't go too far away. up next we're following another story. a new demand from kim jong-un's government. an exclusive report. we're inside north korea. we will get you the latest when we come back.
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working with south korean managers. our correspondent has received a rare and exclusive access opportunity at the site. he's joining us live from the north korean capital of pyongyang pyongyang. how did it go? >> reporter: wow, this is a very important project for the north koreans because, as you said, wolf, it's the only example of cooperation business wise between the north and south. when we made the rare trip we found an he is ka lightweighting crisis on the ground there. made in korea -- sneakers rolling off assembly lines in a south korean factory with north korean workers. when we started doing business here, we had 300 employ wresees, now we have 3,000, says the manager. she'd like to hire 2,000 more but she can't. this factory and more than 100 others caught in the middle of a showdown between the north and the south just miles from their heavily armed border.
there was so much hope at this historic summit in 2000, a landmark deal between pyongyang and seoul. south korean businesses on north korean soil. one of them closed after a north korean security guard shot and killed a wandering tourist in 2008. today the industrial complex remains open but planned expansion has been frozen for five years. in 2010 south korea accused the north of torpedoing their navy ship killing 46 sailors. in response south korea stopped all new investment in kaesong leading the industrial complex half empty and businesses like the shoe factory with no way to expand. because of the restrictions, we can't fill huge orders and meet high demand she says. every morning and every evening 270 buses help transport 52,000
north koreans back and forth to work. each bus is stopped for several months in 2013 he is kaescalating tensions led north korea to pull all the workers out. the crisis triggered by north korean anger over joint military exercises between south korea and the united states. now a new dispute over worker pay is threatening business again. wages are paid direct lyly to pyongyang. north korean complex managers are demanding a wage increase of $4 a month. "weigh believe "we believe the attitude is hurting us." south korea objects to a wage hike saying the north it going around the rules by unilaterally declaring a new minimum wage without consulting with the south. assembly lines keep rolling as the crisis deepens. at risk the last remaining symbol of inter-korean
cooperation and the livelihoods of tens of thousands of workers and their families. that industrial complex brings in about $90 million in revenue to the north korean government but all of it is in jeopardy now, wolf. the problems there a symbol of the bigger problems, the great division and growing tension on the korean peninsula. >> will rippley reporting exclusively for us from the capital of north korea, pyongyang. al qaeda says one of its senior commanders has been killed in a u.s. drone strike. how big of a setback is this for the terror group? the fbi says they gave local police a heads-up about one of the gunmen before the attack and warns there are other potential attackers out there right now.
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happening now, it terror warning. it turns out the feds gave local police a heads-up about one of the texas attackers just hours before he opened fire. as new video surfaces of the gunman we're learning more about his direct connection to isis. al qaeda leader killed. has the united states struck a kritcritical blow to the terrorists who are thriving on war on turmoil in their backyard? and changing tactics. after deadly arrests from baltimore to ferguson, police chiefs across the nation are coming together to rethink the rules for confronting suspects. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." this is cnn breaking news. the fbi reveals it issued a bulletin to local police just three hours before the terror
attack in texas specifically warning about one of the gunmen elton simpson. tonight we're learning simpson had closer ties to isis than previously revealed. and we're also hearing his voice for the first time talking about his muslim faith on video. we have our correspondents analysts and newsmakers all standing by as we cover all the news that's breaking right now. first, let's go to our justice correspondent pamela brown. she's in phoenix where the texas attackers live. what's the latest pamela? >> reporter: well wolf, fbi director james comey revealing today that the fbi was at the scene of the event on the lookout for suspected ex traemisttraem extremists who may want to target the event. we learned elton simpson was added to that list. the fbi was so concerned about elton simpson, seen here in a new video obtained by cnn, that in the hours before he lawn pd his attack in texas sunday, the bureau shared his photo and
license plate information with local police. today the fbi director told reporters about that warning but said his agents did not know simpson and his accomplice had already traveled from arizona to texas in a car loaded with body armor and guns. in had this fund-raising video for an arizona mosque he talked about his faith in terms of weapons the. >> when you come together and you pray five times a day, it provides for you a form of weaponry to go out into the real world. >> reporter: simpson's online presence showed a more extremists view. cnn learned he not only communicated publicly but privately with mewuhammad hassan. an american-born member of al shabab the cadeal qaeda affiliate in somalia. and junaid haw sane, dd hussein. they encouraged him to carry out an attack. but it's believed simpson chose the target. an evangelical passtor close to
simpson said he was not surprised to hear simpson's name connected to the texas attack. >> he had express eded to me admiration specifically for osama bin laden. he used the word hero which surprised me at the time but now i understand his thinking better actually not that surprising. >> reporter: we are also learning more about simpson's accomplice nadir soofi. according to "the wall street journal" he bought an ak-47 on craigslist. soofi's mother says her son had dvds of the prechgs of the former leader of al qaeda in yes, ma'am yemen. and we learned today from the fbi direct james comey that fbi agents saw simpson's social media activity talking about the texas event, and that is what prompted that warning. but he said the fbi had no idea simpson was driving from his home here in phoenix with his accomplice to launch that attack in in texas. wolf? >> all right, pamela thank you. let's get more now on the fbi warning to the texas police
before the terror attack. our justice reporter evan perez spoke with the fbi director james comey. he's also working his sources. what else can you tell us? >> wolf there's no indication that the garland police really knew this was coming. they had no additional information other than the fact that elton simpson had expressed interest in this controversial are cartoon event down there and they provided his picture and license plate. again, the fbi was watching keeping an eye on multiple people who it thought might be interested in this event. and so that's the issue there. how do you keep track of so many people which is what the fbi says it's struggling to do. oo>> and the fbi director, james comey, a very serious guy, obviously, he has a specific warning about more of these kinds of efforts down the road. >> that's right, wolf. he's getting on the phone tomorrow in a secure phone call with state and local law enforcement all around the
country and is asking for their help. he describes trying to find these extremists who are being recruited and lured by isis people on social media as trying to find a needle in a haystack. and he says the problem here is the needles are often invisible to him. >> a tough, tough mission. they need a lot of personnel to keep surveillance on these people. apparently they don't have it. we'll see what he says in the course of these conversations. evan thank you very much. also breaking a new blow to al qaeda's most dangerous affiliate aqap, al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, says one has been killed in a u.s. drone strike. the terror group has been emboldened by civil war in yemen. tonight there's a new call for a pause in the fighting. let's bring in our global affairs correspondent. elise? >> reporter: it's a big loss for aqap that conflict in yemen has not only given the group more room to operate but created a humanitarian disaster on the ground. but now a potential ceasefire could be the key to stabilizing
the country and disrupt al qaeda in the arabian peninsula's ability to plan attacks against the youunited states. nasr ibn al ansi became one of the most public figures in aqap in january when he appeared in this video with his trademark two-tone beard and claimed credit for the attack on the "charlie hebdo" magazine in france. but tonight in a new video obtained by cnn the cadeal qaeda branch in yemen is mourning al ansi who once trained with osama bin laden and famously condemned the rival terror group isis for beheading muslims. a u.s. official tells cnn washington believes al ansi is dead but would not confirm he was killed by an american drone strike as al qaeda claims. the news of al ansi's death comes as saudi arabia today announced it would hold its air
campaign. part of a five-day humanitarian ceasefire to allow delivery of desperately needed aid. the secretary of state who is in the region hailed it as a way forward. >> no bombing, no shooting no movement or repositioning of troops to achieve military advantage. this is a time for effective diplomacy and for potential solutions. >> reporter: the bombing halt comes amid intense pressure to de-escalate the conflict acivilian deaths mountd. saudi arabia would not guarantee it will last. >> this is all based on the huthis complying with the ceasefire. there will be a ceasefire everywhere or a ceasefire no are where. >> reporter: tonight, despite al ansi's death, al qaeda continues to use the internal strife in yemen to its advantage. the concerns the group is still capable of planning attacks from the west in yemen. a proposed ceasefire comes a day
after the yemeni government called on the u.n. to send ground traps tooops to stabilize the country. secretary kerry called that a nonstarter. this is a major opportunity to begin a political process in yemen. he called on iran who is providing weapons and support to use their influence on the rebels to get them to adhere to the ceasefire. the hope is all of this improvement in the situation on the ground will deny aqap an ability to plan attacks against the u.s., wolf. >> it's merely a hope right now. let's see if it materializes. elise, thank you. joining us senator tim kaine, the democrat from virginia. senator, thanks very much for joining us. >> wolf, glad to be with you. >> the senior al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, nasr ibn al ansi killed in a u.s. drone strike do you have any information on whether he was the target of the strike or the u.s. simply got lucky and killed him? >> wolf i actually don't have any information that i can share about that but the news is pos
tiff although the situation in yemen is very complicated between the huthis aqap and isil presence the iranian backing of the huthis and other nations trying to prop up the government. it is a very complicated situation. >> what's the u.s. doing now that they have pulled out of the embassy there, shut it down moved military force out. s what is the most serious al qaeda threat to the united states? >> the aqap branch is, as you point out, one of the most serious. it still allows us to take action against them. with the reduced footprint in yemen it does become more difficult when we remove personnel it does weaken the quantity and quality of some of the intelligence we have but we're not giving up. still trying to play an important role there in the
ceasefire news is very positive because the humanitarian crisis is something we should care deeply about. >> do you think they could work out a diplomatic pause if you will? >> it is steps like this that will lead to a pause. we can't predict this five-day humanitarian ceasefire will do that. >> you believe the drone strikes are a good thing, the u.s. should continue to target for assassination or death these aqap personnel? >> we do have a war that was declared in 2001 against al qaeda. while i have great concern about the war against isil not having been authorized by congress today is the end of the ninth
month of an unauthorized war and i think congress needs to take that up. the use of a military asset against al qaeda members is something that i continue to support. >> do you see any hope there will be this authorization for this war against isis in iraq and syria coming forward from congress anytime soon? >> wolf i do. we've seen a remarkable thing happen in the senate today. a matter that was deeply partisan just two months ago whether or not congress should be able to review an ultimate nuclear deal with iran. i worked on a bill, helped draft it with senator corker, passed out of the foreign relations committee complete lyly unanimous. because of the foreign relation committee's action the senate approved an orderly and careful process for reviewing an important diplomatic deal with
iran if we get one. we are now going to turn our attention to the authorization of this nine-month war against isil t. if we can act in a bipartisan way on the iranian nuclear negotiation we can do it on this and our troops deserve it. they've been fighting without any indication that congress even cares about the war. we can put our bipartisan support behind a mission that i think americans see. eyeisil is not shrinking. they're not going away. they're growing. the united states nex to take action. >> when will there be a roll call vote authorizing the use of force? >> i think it's going to start in the senate. the senate foreign relations committee has already had one vote on this in december, but an authorization died without floor action
action. both chairman corker have said they want to take this up. they're looking for a path to find a bipartisan authorization. members of the committee are trading draft language. with the american public strongly supporting military action against isil with probably three-quarters of both houses of congress bipartisan supporting ak against isil we ought to be able to bridge over differences and key points and provide that kind of bipartisan support that we need to show isil that we have resolved but our allies and troops deserve to see that show of unity from congress. >> you know the president's position. he says he already has the authority. he really doesn't need another vote in the united states senate and the house of representatives, but if you want to have a vote that supports what he's doing, go right ahead. you like that attitude he's got? >> no, i think, look, you would expect an executive to say we have authorities but the president's legal authorities that they cite are based upon
authorizations passed by congress 14 or 15 years ago about different circumstances targeting different groups in different countries. it is way too much of a stretch to take those authorizations and say they apply here and the members of congress here then who voted on them say this never would have been within the contemplation of those authorizations. so the white house did send us a draft authorization in february. they attempted to bridge differences between democratic and republican positions and, frankly, that effort made nobody happy. they do have a white house provision that will be acceptable. there are probably three issues between democrats and republicans where there are differences and we're trying to hammer those out now but, again, the vote today of a 98-1 vote in the senate on an important and tough, difficult issue of iran iranian nuclear diplomacy shows that we're taking these issues
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we're back with tim kaine. the breaking news we're following the fbi revealing it did, in fact, issue a warning to local police in texas about the gunman elton simpson, hours before the terror attack over the weekend. they issued a warning but they didn't know he was on the way to texas. was there a problem here? do you think there was an intelligence failure, senator? >> you certainly have to look at it wolf. as you know one of the persistent challenges we have is in a government this size you know one agency knowing something and do they promptly transmit it to another. now in this case there was a transmittal of the information, was it timely? we have to figure that out but, look the way i see this situation is once we start to see isil claiming credit for attacks in libya and yemen and afghanistan and isil individuals
inspired or influenced by isil even undertaking attacks here in the united states any notion that this this threat is going to go away is wrong the. it's growing. and that's another reason congress has to take up up the mat matter of this organization. and also sort of define the shape and scope of the mission because the more places they are, that starts to change what the mission should be. >> some of the people say congress doesn't need to pass new authorization. they point out that isis or isil used to be al qaeda in iraq and the war against al qaeda already has that post-9/11 authorization. your response to them? it. >> there are some who say that wolf. if you look at the authorization that was passed three days after 9/11 it said the congress gave to the president the ability to take military action against those who perpetrated the attacks of 9/11. that's what it said. isil was not formed until 2003 two years after 9/11. isil is not an ally of al qaeda.
they're an enemy of al qaeda. they're fighting against al qaeda now. president bush did say to congress give me the power to take military action against any terrorist group that means harm to the united states and if congress had passed that authorization, it would be a different matter. but congress rejected that authorization. and i think that action of congress shows that you can't just take the 9/11 authorization and stretch it to cover everybody. that's why we need a new war authorization. >> how worried are you when the fbi director james comey suggests there are more plots in the works, isis attacks in the united states along the lines of what we saw in texas a few days ago? is that a serious threat from your perspective? >> i do think it's a serious threat wolf. i would say plots in the works, you know there are all kinds of people some folks who are kind of in the deranged or pathological side who are planning things but as we know
even one person with no connection to isil and i'm not sure there's any evidence the individuals had any real connection, but if they can be targeted on social media be and inspired by isil one or two people can do an awful lot of very very bad things. we tend to have a pretty good ability using domestic law enforcement powers to stop them. it shows the extent of this threat and congress can't pretend like it's going to go away or this problem will solve itself. >> as you know isis has supporters all over the country tliz sympathizers and there's a report in 19 states including your state of virginia they say the fourth largest number of isis sympathizers and supporters on social media, the fourth largest is in virginia. that according to a study by the new mek foundation. is the u.s. right now local, state, federal authorities doing
enough to protect american citizens from these home grown terrorists? >> i think no. i don't think we're using enough social media platforms to stop the threats and their ability to influence people. isil uses social media to take advantage of vulnerable people of people who are disaffected and angry or depressed. we need to work with community leaders. there are some strong examples around the country of anti-radicalization efforts. but we need to take some of the best of those and make sure that they're available all across the nag. >> one question on the iran nuclear deal, let's see what happens, but senator tom cotton of arkansas was the lone dissenter. he says he thinks this agreement
should be commitsubmitted to the senate as a treaty demanding two-thirds majority vote. your thoughts? >> wolf i oppose that for a couple of reasons. first, this isn't under international law that would require a two-thirds vote so this is normally in an area of the kind of a deal where the president could actually do it without congressional approval. in this particular instance because the negotiation is about what must iran do to get out from under congressional sanctions that's what has brought iran to the table. congress must have a he role. his argument would confine the congressional review only to the senate. it would completely cut you the house out of the process when it was the house that was an equal partner with the senate in
erecting the congressional sanctions regime. we shouldn't cut the house out or call it a treaty that requires a two-thirds vote when it doesn't rise to the formal level of a treaty under international law. >> thank you for joining us. just ahead new fuel for critics who say the charges against six baltimore police officers won't stick. what we're learning tonight. and after the deaths the of freddie gray police chiefs are joining forces to consider changing tactics. over 20 million kids everyday in our country lack access to healthy food. for the first time american kids are slated to live a shorter life span than their parents. it's a problem that we can turn around and change. revolution foods is a company we started to provide access to healthy affordable, kid-inspired chef-crafted food. we looked at what are the aspects of food that will help set up kids for success? making sure foods are made with high quality ingredients and prepared fresh everyday.
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police investigation of gray's death and the independent investigation by the state's attorney. let's get some more from cnn's rene marsh joining us from baltimore. what are you learning? >> reporter: well despite all of that despite the inconsistencies, wolf, marilyn mosby is standing firm saying her internal or independent investigation found evidence that supports the charges filed against the officers. so what we have here in baltimore essentially two dueling investigations the baltimore city police investigation on one side and the investigation out of the prosecutor's office on the other. >> from the beginning we knew this was a serious case. we've been working independently. >> reporter: two independent investigations one by baltimore police the other by the maryland state attorney's office. >> that boy's legs look broke. >> reporter: cnn learned the investigations are in conflict. a key point of contention, the
knife found on freddie gray. >> the knife was not a switch blade and is lawful under maryland law. >> reporter: marilyn mosby says under state law the knife is legal making freddie gray's arrest illegal. but the police investigation contradicts that based on city code. >> what is the knife itself? certainly if the nice is a spring assisted knife, case over for the officers. this case shouldn't even exist. >> reporter: lawyers for officers garrett miller and edward nero have filed motions to inspect evidence. charges against the officers another point of contention. officials claim manslaughter will be the most serious charge not secondary murder as the driver of the police van was charged with. >> reporter: all right, wolf.
besides criticism that mosby perhaps acted very hastily, there is one other issue that could haunt her, and that is the top or one of the top investigators during the investigation is a high-ranking baltimore city police officer. but he was demoted in 2009 be and in a separate incident had a run-in with baltimore police. some wonder if he has an ax to grind. we did reach out for comment. loretta lynch was on capitol hill today and said she acknowledged baltimore has made efforts to improve community policing but says and i'm quoting her, she has not ruled out the possibility that more can be done. >> loretta lynch, the new attorney general of the united states. rene thank you very much. let's bring back our justice reporter, evan perez, along with our law enforcement analyst tom
fuentes and cedric alexander and our legal analyst sonny hoskins. are what are you learning about the case against the six baltimore police officers? >> well wolf one of the lawyers from one of the officers has already got then a subpoena approved to get all the notes and everything else from some of the homicide investigators who are working on the police investigation. the effort to get what police were learning from the medical examiner. the medical examiner let the police take notes and get contemporaneous what they were finding as they were doing the autopsy report on freddie gray. now what the defense there is looking for is any sign that there was an indication that the medical examiner's findings were heading in a different direction than where marilyn mosby's investigation ended up. what we're told wolf the police investigators believe that the autopsy would find something short of homicide,
that it was perhaps more accidental death. now we reached out to the med medical examiner's office. they say they've only had one conclusion ever. they never had a preliminary, that it was always one conclusion and that it was a homicide. >> he haveevan, stand by. i want to bring in sonny. if you were the prosecuting attorney and you're a former prosecutor would you have issued these charges because, as you know there's a lot of concern out there at least that some of these charges aren't going to hold up. >> you know i am surprised at the timing. i think when you're talking about an extremely difficult case when you're talking about six separate defendants with separate charges, two weeks is a very quick investigation and certainly very quick to come up with the severity the type of charges that she came up with that are severe and difficult to prove, quite frankly. i think in this case the autopsy report is the linchpin of your case. and so if she just got this
autopsy report the day before the charges were read i am a bit skeptical of that just because you wouldn't have time, wolf, as a prosecutor to have an independent expert. really you want more than one review the autopsy reports to come to a conclusion. and so as a former prosecutor i am surprised at how quickly she brought the charges. but, to be clear, there's no question that freddie gray was injured in police custody. he was running, he was fine before his encounter with police. are charges appropriate in this case? i believe so. the only question is whether or not the evidence she has will support the severity of the charges. >> especially against all six police officers as opposed to two or three of them. those are open questions as we know. cedric we're learning the investigation would have contemplated a manslaughter charge. that according to the indication
indications we're getting but marilyn mosby charged good son jr., the driver with second-degree murder. that's a much more serious charge. how do you resolve this? >> it's not unusual, wolf when you have two or three different investigations going on oftentimes they lead down the same road and in some ways travel down different roads. as part of the investigative pro sis what evidence gathered in order to make this case is going to show itself. but i think this is just part of the initial process. a high-profile highly charged case. everyone is watching it. everyone is under scrutiny even her lead investigator. i think over time and i don't think it will be very long either we will sea the results of this investigation and what it all in the end had will end up showing us. i think we have to be patient but you can't be too speculative
in a case like this. there's a lot of work left to be done on the part of miss mosby. >> tom fenuentes, talk about that, former high-ranking baltimore police officer who was actually stripped of his command for some irregularities and became a top investigator for the state's attorney marilyn mosby. how big of a problem could this be? >> i don't know wolf. i don't know what his involvement is and of course he's not in a position to manufacture evidence whether he lakes the police or doesn't like them. hates the baltimore pd regardless he has to find facts and evidence that can be presented in court. i don't know how big of a problem that will be. >> evan? >> i think the police investigation was going to bring charges. the question is, wolf, whether these specific charges the state's attorney has brought, marilyn mosby, whether this is
something she can uphold. and if this case collapses, what happens in baltimore? what had will the reaction be there? if she overreached and in so doing harms the larger process in baltimore is the big question. >> it's a huge question. i want all of you to stand by. we'll move on to some other big bigger issues including police departments all across the country. they're rethinking some of their strategies. stay with us.
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possible changes in the works for police departments across the nation after deadly confrontations with suspects from baltimore to ferguson, missouri. brian todd has more information. what are you learning, brian? >> reporter: hundreds of police chiefs and other officers are in washington and they're having very serious discussion about the use of force, how to deescalate avoid scenes like the eric garner takedown. it's a meeting that had already been planned but takes on serious urgency tonight because we're reeling from yet another case of alleged police brutality that has left a city smoldering. you only have to look at some of the most notorious recent cell phone videos. freddie gray is dragged to a police van where he suffers a fatal injury. walter scott is shot in the back as he runs away. in knock eric garner dies after being placed in a chokehold. and in ferguson the incident that touched off a nationwide debate over police tactics, a debate that's continued for
nearly a year. >> hands up don't shoot. >> reporter: police chiefs around the country are discussing how they believe policing in america is in crisis and street tactics have to change. >> any police department would be foolish not to look at those situations that they're seeing all over the country and saying how could this have been avoided? >> reporter: one tactic the 21- 21-foot rule, the belief an armed attacker bolting toward an officer can cover 21 feet in the time it takes a policeman to draw and fire. suspects who have moved towards officers he from inside 21 feet. now in training more emphasis is being placed on evasion and de-escalation, talking suspects down rather than taking them down. >> we'll work this out. >> reporter: the nypd reeling from the garner case has been retraining thousands of officers
since late last year. don shows us how during a garner-type engagement an officer could change tactics. >> maybe the better way to train is a little wrist and elbow control. when you have the wrist and elbow it's not easy but see how your elbow goes with you? if i pull you and yank you and take your center of gravity with me you're going to move. >> somee all this chatter just increases the idea that these encounters are avoidable and law enforcement is at fault. one former new york detective says his biggest fear -- >> s officer, the younger officers coming on now, will be apprehensive to take action and that's a nightmare. we don't want them to hesitate to take action that could lead to their injury and/or death. >> reporter: law enforcement officials we spoke to says there will be cases the public will be uncomfortable with what they see in a police encounter. tom major says sometimes officers simply have to use force and it's never pretty.
wolf? >> we're also hearing, brian, and you've been hearing really outside the box tactics now being reconsidered. >> that's right. in new york and elsewhere maybe bringing in a female officer or are a suspect's mother to defuse a situation if possible in a given situation. new york is working on methods to keep officers' egos in check to avoid confrontational scenarios. a lot are warning us tonight it will take a while. you can't just unlearn some of this behavior in a matter of weeks and months. >> brian, thank you. let's bring back our analyst. cedric let me ask you about the 21-foot rule. does it need to be rethought? >> it may need to be relooked at from the perspective of what is going on in the country today. what we have to be careful of here is these type of tactics will be different under different sets of circumstances. one thing that is very important that we've to begin to look at and that is how can we best
deescalate and take evasive action. there are times, too, as you just heard where situations are not going to end up very pretty. there's always the importance of looking at tactics we have in play. and if we can change tactics that will keep our officers safe and allow them to do their job at the same time we do owe that to our officers and the public. however, i think we have to be realistic it's a very dangerous profession and each one of these circumstances presents its own set of circumstances. >> tom fuentes, you agree? >> those tactics have been oftentimes developed over officer's blood that 21-foot rule has been analyzed for years. if a subject comes at you with a knife can you react? can you draw and fire and stop
it if he's in full charge. if you miss one shot you're a dead man. so not all these rules, they sound simple in the classroom or on tv. let's simulate it and see if you think 21 feet is enough if a person is coming at you. it's the same issue, the old am hammerlock that's great if the guy is 340 pounds and a muscle man, it may not be so great. there's a lot of issues that go into what you do. the simplest answer wolf, and we've said it how many times, if people would comply they would be alie today to talk about it. don't resist a police officer. they do not have to be professional wrestlers, bring in psychiatrists or negotiator training. you don't want to bring a mother in because she may make it more volatile the way you saw the mother in baltimore react. if you have that reaction it may tip the person into being
violent. >> each incident is individual. >> they absolute lyly are. >> sonny, i want our viewers to take a look at this. this is a video of a traffic stop in tennessee this past weekend. watch this. [ bleep ]. >> sunny, the national metro officer was decommission after the incident. the man we was screaming at was a former university of tennessee football player who had valid permits for the pistol, the shotgun in his car. why do we keep seeing the these things happening and would a change in policing tactics prevent these things from happen? >> there has to be a change in police tactics. we all know that now. the answer is not people must comply. you have a situation like this where there is no indication that this gentleman was not complying and there's no indication that the officer's actions were lawful. there's every indication that this officer's actions were
unlawful. so the answer is not just people need to comply. the answer is police officers need more training police officers need sensitivity training training in terms of deescalation, i think they need body come ras, they need to participate in community policing programs. there isn't one magic bullet, no pun intended. we're seeing an epidemic across our country of excessive use of force by police officers and there's no question that these tactics need to be revisited and they need to be changed. how many young african men men need to die? >> do you expect any changes from the attorney general as compared to her predecessor? >> we're already seeing a change in tone. i think attorney general eric holder was criticized a lot for not saying things to back up
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