tv Early Start With John Berman and Christine Romans CNN May 8, 2015 1:00am-2:01am PDT
the polls were wrong. way, way wrong. so what does this mean for the key u.s. ally? we break down all of the results ahead. tom brady on the record about the deflate gate report. it is what he isn't saying that is raising questions this morning. the tornadoes tear through communities and they have been deadly and it's not over yet. >> another night of tornadoes. >> good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman.
>> i'm christine romans. it is friday may 8th. we have breaking news from the united kingdom. forecast as a close election but returns show solid gains for the conservative party. prime minister david cameron will keep his job. this as the scottish national party makes big gains at the labour party. we have the latest with erin mclaughlin. >> reporter: good morning, christine. shocking and unprecedented. all words used to describe the election. you know going into this many thought british prime minister david cameron would struggle to hold on to downing street. the map simply did not look like it was in his favor. the polls showing people thought a hung parliament. those polls seeming to be wrong this morning. his conservative party on track according to some projections to
win an outright majority in parliament and if not that then enough seats to at the very least, form a workable government. prime minister cameron could not be more pleased. take a listen. >> some people say, in fact i often said, there is only one opinion poll that counts. that's the one on election day. i'm not sure that's ever been truer than it has been today and tonight. this is clearly a very strong night for the conservative party. i think we had a positive response to a positive campaign about safeguarding or economy and creating jobs and about a record that government over the last five years. above all, a plan for the next five years. >> reporter: meanwhile, here up north, an absolute revolution in scotland. the scottish national party, the same party that was behind that referendum for independence back in september, they wanted to
break up the united kingdom. that failed. they managed to go from six seats in parliament to a record 56 seats out of a total of 59. people here in scotland wanting to send a very strong message to the westminster establishment that they want change. the question now becomes a conservative government. what concessions are they willing to make to the people here in scotland. especially when you consider many people here already talking about a second scottish referendum. >> perhaps breathing new life in that movement. thank you for that erin. three minutes after the hour. developing overnight, tom brady speaks. the quarterback says he does not have any knowledge or any reaction to the nfl report concluding it is more probable than not that he was aware of footballs being deflated before the afc title game. you can hear the crowd in
massachusetts. they cheered as brady took the stage for a pre-scheduled chat event. he said he had not had time to digest the report. although it was 30 hours after its release. took me an hour to read it. national reporter deborah feyerick has the latest from boston. >> reporter: christine, john tom brady arrived by helicopter. when he got here to the stadium, he was given a standing ovation. people cheering and chanting his name. the host the moderator and sportscaster jim gray got down to it saying he wanted to tackle the elephant in the room. when he mentioned the report and the investigator ted wells, the crowd booed extremely loudly. >> what is your reaction tom, to the ted wells' report. >> who cares! >> i can't usually say those
things but i don't have really any reaction. our owner commented on it yesterday. it has only been 30 hours. i have not had much time to digest it. when i do i'll let you know about it. >> are you that slow a reader? >> well, my athletic career is better than my academic career. >> when do you plan to address this publicly? >> hopefully soon. hopefully soon. there's still a process going forthright now. i'm involved in that process. whenever it happens, it happens. i'll want to be comfortable in how i feel about the statements i make. >> so some slow statements will speak for you and you don't want
to get into the details. how are you handling the controversy? is it bothering you? >> you know i dealt with a lot of things in the past. i dealt with this three months ago before the super bowl. i dealt with adversity over the course of my career and life and i'm very fortunate to have so many people that love me and support me. >> reporter: the crowd supportive before he began speaking and after he was done. again, very supportive environment. they are here to see a man they adore. >> deborah feyerick for us at salem state. tom brady was passive. his agent not passive. don yee denies tom brady had any knowledge of the balls deflated. he said he will eventually speak for himself. >> he will address this but
keep in mind anderson he had a rather chaotic press conference right after the afc championship game where he faced all of the media then as well as we spent one entire day in front of four investigative attorneys from mr. wells' law firm. >> the importance of the statement, he said brady is completely innocent when pressed by anderson. he said yes, in my opinion, he is innocent. yee also sent a scathing letter to the report attacking the report. attacking the people who made the report saying it was motivated by money, perhaps. >> i'm surprised tom brady did not have a prepared remark. he knew he would be in front of cameras and a reporter. i'm surprised he did not prepared remarks. >> he just didn't want to talk
about it. seven minutes past the hour. the fbi is holding a conference call with local law enforcement today. extremists like elton simpson and nadir soofi, both shot by police as they attacked the contest to draw the prophet muhammad. fbi director telling reporters that perhaps thousands of extremists in the u.s. like simpson being fed what they call isis poison online. officials saying simpson was in private contact with jihadists overseas. the sources say simpson likely choose the target on his own. we learned that fbi warned garland police in the interest in the contest. they were warned hours before he same came there and attacked. pamela brown has more. >> reporter: john and christine, fbi director met with a small
group of reporters and said the fbi sent a warning to local authorities in garland, texas, three hours before elton simpson arrived with his accomplice and opened fire. we learned that the fbi sent a picture to local authorities and a possible license plate. this was a but continue. the fbi apparently had no idea that elton simpson had left his home in phoenix, arizona and was driving to dallas in order to launch the attack. it saw simpson's social media post talking about the event. a concern was that he was someone, an extremist that they had their eyes on and they had an investigation on tweeting about this. so they alerted authorities. apparently the fbi had a list of people of possible extremists who may want to target the event and elton simpson was part of the list. also director comey talked about the hundreds of thousands
of people in the u.s. following isis online. he says it is a big concern. there are hundreds of investigations into possible extremists. he said it is like finding a needle in a haystack. john and christine. >> pamela brown, thanks. a senior commander for al qaeda in the arabian peninsula was killed. nasser al ansi had become the public face of the terror group appearing in the high profile videos, including the one taking credit for the "charlie hebdo" attacks. he and his son and six al qaeda fighters died in the part city of mukala. the senate has passed a bill giving congress the right to review the nuclear agreement with iran. the vote was 98-1. it prevents president obama from lifting sanctions for 30 days
giving lawmakers time to reject a deal or take no action at all. if congress disapproves, the president could veto that action. opponents are not likely to override him. the nsa phone surveillance operation is illegal. that is the finding of the appeals court in new york. a three judge panel ruled that program exceeds what the congress authorized. the judges did not address if it violates the constitution. let's get more from correspondent michelle kosinski. >> reporter: john and christine, the federal appeals court ruled that the government's collection of the vast stockpiles of the phone data is illegal under the patriot act. the collection exceeds the is scope of the law as intended. the sheer volume of information sought is staggering. the court did not rule it was unconstitutional. they sent it back to the lower court. the section of the patriot act
that the government interpreted to collect the data expires next month. it is up for review. the patriot act was established in 2001 after september 11th. president obama allowed this collection to continue but he has since said he agrees it should be reformed. there has been legislation proposed. ideas have been out there such as this data could be collected, but stored by a third party so the government would not own it and control it. the government would have to ask permission on a case-by-case basis when it wanted to access this data. some in congress especially given the threat of isis say let's look at this and not water down this legislation because it is necessary to national security. john and christies. >> michelle kosinski thank you. time for an early start on your money on friday morning. good day so far for stocks. european shares are up. boost from the u.k. election
results. asian shares are higher. the big story comes later this morning. the jobs report for april due out at 8:30 a.m. that will likely direct what happens in trade. blue bell ice cream will not be back on shelves soon. the report shows that the company knew about the listeria contamination as far back as 2013. inspectors found the process for cleaning equipment inadequate. a number of sanitary concerns like employees not washing their hands. blue bell says it thought problems were taken care of and cleaning will mean blue bell stays out of stores longer than expected. all right. 13 minutes after the hour. millions of americans bracing for severe storms. tornadoes tearing through their communities. we're going to tell you what damage was done and what is still to come. stay with us.
a new round of severe weather leaving damage in its wake across the midwest and a chunk of the united states. >> three tornadoes confirmed in northern texas. warnings and advisories for storms and flood remain in place in nearly two dozen counties. hail the size of golf balls coming down there. near denton texas, a lightning strike setoff a natural gas well explosion. a 4.0 magnitude earthquake. >> several tornadoes in oklahoma. police say one woman died after her storm shelter flooded. a dozen others injured. tornadoes flattened neighborhoods. oklahoma's governor declared a state of emergency in 12 counties. rain expected in parts of colorado the next few days. northeastern colorado with a tornado that touched down thursday. no reported damage. the storm bringing heavy rain. colorado springs pelted with up to 8 inches of hail.
in south dakota a storm with strong winds collapsed the roof of a building of the cheyenne indian reservation. people were trapped inside. four people suffered injuries. more than 18 million people this morning under a threat of severe storms today. meteorologist derek van dam is tracking the forecast for us. derek. >> good morning, john and christine. thursday brought another round of severe weather to the central plain states. this time nine tornadoes were reported. one was actually just north of the denver metro area. the other across portions of kansas and north of the dallas ft. worth region. strong storms once again in the forecast today. we have a set up that looks like this. very dry and cool air settling in thanks to a upper level disturbance over the western half of the united states that is filtering the atmosphere
clash ahead of the warm gulf air ahead of the low pressure system. that will collide bringing in another possibility of severe storms. this is our high resolution radar imagery. i want to take note across the central portions of oklahoma specifically between oklahoma city and wichita falls. that's where we have a moderate risk of severe storms today, including strong long track dangerous tornadoes. back to you. >> thank you, derek. the mayor of baltimore is getting her wish. the justice department is expected to announce today it will launch a full-scale investigation into the baltimore police department. mayor stephanie rawlings-blake asked the government to investigate the pattern and practice of excessive force by police. loretta lynch hinted to that on thursday. >> although the city has made significant strides in their collaborative reform efforts with the community oriented
policing services office i have not ruled out the possibility that more may need to be done. i assure you, senators that i am listening to all voices. >> the justice department is already conducting an independent investigation into the arrest of freddie gray. baltimore has seen a surge in gun violence that began with riots last month after gray died in police custody. the u.s. with a controversial plan to fight isis in syria. we are live with those details right after the break.
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the u.s. military now training syrian rebels for the fight against isis. the program launched wednesday in jordan. pentagon plans to train hand picked syrians. >> these are highly vetted individuals, that's an important part of the program. second the training takes place in a secure location. third, our people who are participating in the training are very experienced. >> i want to bring in cnn's nick paton walsh live in beirut. when we look at what is happening there, it is a hornet hornet's nest. what success do we expect from
hand picking syrian rebels to train? >> reporter: they certainly have a list of 3,000 at this stage who are willing to participate in the tens of thousands involved in the fighting in syria. that is a small number. 400 of those have been approved to be trained. that training will include medical training communication, the use of radios, small arms. effectively to make them equipped. 400 of them first round of 90. from the start, out numbered by those who train them. the hope is this will begin to gain traction in rebel ranks who don't necessarily feel too much affinity with the extremists. potentially some sort of ability to counter the rise of more radical rebels in the ranks. also where do they end up doing the fighting? they are supposed to protect their villages and towns from
isis and fighting isis. of course, there are exceptions with fighting the regime or other rebels. when does the u.s. intervention stop in stop? do they use air support? is this the end of u.s. military involvement or a very long overdue bid to try and put something on the ground in syria as it reflects western interests. >> a lot of questions. nick paton walsh. big night for britain. election results are in and we are breaking it all down live next.
breaking overnight. election night in the u.k. a big night for conservatives and good news for prime minister david cameron. we're breaking down results for you live. tom brady speaks. a little. sort of. kind of responding to the deflate gate report that accuses some patriots personnel of more probably than not, cheating. what did he say? what did he not say? nearly 20 million people in the path this morning of severe storms. we're breaking down damage done and what could come next. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. nice to see you. >> i'm john berman. 30 minutes after the hour. breaking news from the united kingdom. oh my goodness. they had said this was going to be a close election. the polls show everything tied
going into election day. the results that are coming in show a landslide, just a stunner, for the incumbent conservative party and prime minister david cameron will keep his job. i want to go to cnn's erin mclaughlin live in edinborough. people would say it would be deadlocked and coalition governments and turmoil. it is a huge win for the conservatives. >> reporter: certainly looks that way, john. people here in the united kingdom waking up to a different political reality. a reality unexpected. many people going into this thought british prime minister david cameron would have a difficult time holding on to downing street because the math simply did not seem to be in his favor. polls pointed to a hung parliament. this morning, those polls
proving to be wrong. some projections now say his conservative party will have a majority of the seats in parliament. the prime minister tweeting out his delight. picture of him and his wife samantha celebrating. take a listen to what he had to say. >> some people say, in fact i often said there's only one opinion poll that counts. that's the one on election day. i'm not sure that's ever been truer than today and tonight. >> reporter: meanwhile up north an absolute revolution. the scottish national party. the party that was behind that failed referendum back in september. they wanted to break up the united kingdom and independence for scotland. they managed to go from six seats to an unprecedented 56 seats out of a total of 59. the scottish national party, now the third largest political party at westminster here in the
united kingdom. truly stunning historic and shocking. conservatives talking already about new powers for scotland in an effort to avert which many people in scotland see to be inevitable a second referendum. john. >> already people talking about it. ed miliband will resign as head of labour. new england patriots quarterback tom brady says he has no reaction about the likelihood he had knowledge of the footballs being deflated. a raucous crowd at salem university in massachusetts. he said he did not have time to digest the deflate gate report 30 hours after its release. deborah feyerick has the latest for us from boston.
>> reporter: christine, john tom brady arrived by helicopter and when he got here to the stadium at salem state university he was given a standing ovation. people cheering and chanting his name. the host and moderator and sportscaster jim gray got right down to it saying he wanted to tackle the elephant in the room. when he mentioned the deflate gate report and ted wells, the crowd booed extremely loudly. >> what is your reaction tom, to the ted wells' report? >> who cares! >> see, i can't usually say those things. i don't have really any reaction. our owner commented on it yesterday. it's only been 30 hours. i haven't had much time to digest it. when i do i'll let you know
about it. and everybody else. >> are you that slow a reader? >> well my athletic career has been better than my academic career. i'm used to reading "xs" and "os." this is a bit longer. >> when do you plan to address this publicly? >> hopefully soon. there's still an process that's going forth right now. i'm involved in that process. when it happens, it happens. i want to be comfortable in those statements i make. >> you don't want to get into the details. how are you handling the con tro controversy controversy? >> i dealt with this three months ago before the super bowl. i dealt with adversity in my
career and life. i am fortunate to have is so many people that love me and support me. >> reporter: the crowd supportive before he began speaking and after he was done. again, very supportive environment. they were here to see a man who they adore, tom brady. christine, john. >> they do. thanks for that. they do adore tom brady. a good place for him to go for first non remarks. brady's agent denies he had any knowledge of footballs deflated. don yee said brady will sooner or later speak for himself. >> he will eventually address this. keep in mind anderson he had a rather chaotic press conference right after the afc championship game where he faced all of the media then as well as we spent one entire day in front of four
investigative attorneys from mr. wells' law firm. >> anderson asked yee if brady is completely innocent. yee said yes. >> yee had a scathing letter he released yesterday to the nfl where he attacked the report. he attacked the motivations of the people who wrote the report saying money was involved. not as nice as he was with anderson. developing this morning, the fbi holding a conference call with local law enforcement to seek help to find violent extremists. extremists like elton simpson and nadir soofi. both of those men were shot by police as they were to attack the contest of the drawing of the prophet muhammad. there are perhaps thousands of extremists in the u.s. being fed what he called isis poison online. simpson was in private contact with overseas jihadists who were
encouraging some kind of attack. sources say simpson chose this target on his own. hearing that the fbi did warn garland police. pamela brown has more on that. >> reporter: john and christine, james comey met with a group of reporters and the fbi sent a warning to police in garland, texas, three hours before elton simpson arrived with his accomplice and opened fire. we learned that the fbi sent a picture to local authorities and a possible license plate. this was just a bulletin. the fbi had no idea that elton simpson had left his home here in phoenix, arizona and was driving to dallas in order to launch this attack. it only saw simpson's social media post talking about the event. the concern was that he was
someone, an extremist that they had their eyes on and they had an investigation on. tweeting about this. they alerted authorities. apparently the fbi had a list of people of possible extremists who may want to target the event and elton simpson was part of that list. also director comey talked about the hundreds if not thousands of people inside of the u.s. following isis online. he says it is a big concern and there are hundreds of investigations into possible extremists. he said it is like finding a needle in a haystack. an increasingly, that needle is invisible. john and christine. >> thank you, pamela. senior commander for al qaeda in arabian peninsula killed in a drone strike in yemen. nasser al ansi is the public face of the terror group appearing in the most high profile videos including the one taking credit for the deadly "charlie hebdo" attack in paris.
the statement confirms al ansi and his son and six fighters died last month in the port city of mukala. the white house is not commenting on that. doesn't usually comment on drone strikes. the senate passed a bill that gives congress the right to review the nuclear agreement with iran. the vote was 98-1. the measure prevents president obama against lifting the sanctions for 30 days giving lawmakers time to decide if they will approve or disapprove of a deal or take no action at all. if congress disapproves, the president could veto that action. the nsa phone surveillance operation is illegal. that is the finding of the federal appeals court in new york. the three-judge panel says it exceeds the scope of what the congress authorized. time for an early start on your money. european shares higher boosted by the u.k. election results.
asian shares are higher. stocks are back on track. dow climbed 82 points. the true test comes at 8:30 a.m. eastern time with the jobs report. cnn money predicts 220,000 net new jobs added in the month. the unemployment rate likely ticked down to 5.4%. we will see if the numbers in march were a fluke or sign of a slowdown. plus i want to see if wages are starting to rise. a feeling that wages are bubbling here. they will eventually start to rise. >> i think this is a big month. either last month was a blip or wasn't. if it is no blip people have to be concerned that things have stalled. 41 minutes after the hour. today, millions will face the threat of severe storms. we will break it all down next. i hate c g the gutters. have you touched the stuff? it's evil. and ladders...
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another round of severe weather leaving damage in its wake across the midwest and other parts of the u.s. >> warnings and alerts and advisories for storms and floods remain in place in two dozen counties. serious hail coming down in that part of the country. near denton texas, overnight, a lightning strike setoff a natural gas well explosion. the 4.0 magnitude earthquake
rattled the region. >> several tornadoes tearing through oklahoma. police say one woman died after her storm shelter flooded. flooding has been a big problem here. a dozen others injured. the twisters just flattened neighborhoods. rain is expected in parts of colorado over the next few days. northeastern colorado saw a tornado touch down briefly on thursday. no damage was reported. the storm brostught heavy rain. colorado springs got 8 inches of hail. in south dakota, a building collapse on the cheyenne indian reservation. only four people suffered injuries. >> 18 million people under the threat of severe storms for today. let's bring in meteorologist derek van dam tracking the
forecast for us. derek. >> good morning, john and christine. unfortunately, we have another active day of severe weather forecast across the central plain states. this time the set up is looking like this cool and dry air funneled in behind an upper level disturbance. ahead of this is warm and humid air in the gulf of mexico. these two air masses will collide and that sets the scene for the severe weather today and tomorrow. to give you an indication of the two atmosphere we are talking about nearly a 50 degree dew point temperature swing behind the warm gulf air ahead of the low pressure system. a dry line has formed. just as what we saw the past couple days. the high resolution radar imagery showing the thunderstorms firing up by later this afternoon and evening. this time the bull's-eye between oklahoma city and wichita falls region. long track tornadoes possible
against isis. the program really launched on wednesday in jordan. the pentagon plans to train more than 5,000 hand picked syrians each year in qatar and syria and jordan as well as turkey. >> these are highly vetted individuals. that is an important part of the program. second the training takes place in a secure location. third, of course, our people who are participating in the training are very experienced. >> defense secretary ash carter right there. i want to bring in correspondent nick paton walsh. nick we are sitting in may of 2015. there has been talk of this for over a year. why now and what can it do now? >> reporter: syrian war started four years ago, absolutely john. the issue is this is the smallest that the u.s. can
militarily do while being considered in the fight without necessarily putting itself too much at risk. we are talking about 90 syrian rebels trained initially in the first round. by 400 u.s. trainers. there are only 400 who can be part of the group moving forward. said to be hundreds more who are vettable of the 3,000 who want to partake in the program. a drop in the ocean of the militants doing the fighting in the syrian civil war. it asks another question. these men will emerge with radios and better arms and equipment and trucks. the u.s. says this is aimed to defend their villages and towns from isis and take the fight to isis. do they end up fighting the regime? that will happen somewhere. what is the u.s. then do if they are hand picked troops come
under aircraft fire? the u.s. doesn't have a terrific track record in arming syrian rebels. there are a lot of expensive anti-tank missiles that turned up in the hands of others. they never said it came from the u.s. but everyone knew that is where it come from. they have been overrun by extremists and lost a lot of weapons. it has had a mixed past. this is the u.s. bid to get behind the turks and saudis who have taken the gloves off and providing better support for the battle field there against the assad regime. does it drag the u.s. further in and how effective is it by itself? two key questions. >> can it help? maybe. is it a panacea? no way. nick thanks. >> is it a dangerous business? absolutely. 54 minutes past the hour. working moms say they can do it
all right. i'm christine romans. let's get an early start on your money. european shares are up. asian shares and u.s. stock futures are higher. we will see if that holds today. 8:30 a.m. eastern time is when the april jobs report comes out. cnn money predicts 220,000 jobs added. better than the pathetic 126,000 in march. the unemployment rate likely ticked down to 5.4%.
we will see if the disappointing report last month was a blip or the beginning of something new. a fitbit is going public. the company that makes the wearable fitness trackers you have one, berman? >> i do not. >> sales have more than doubled. fitbit sold more than 11 million devices last year. apple watch the latest to jump in. the buyers say they use it for a little while and forget about it. is it a one-trick pony? we will see. it will debut on wall street. it is mother's day weekend. 78% of working moms say they can have it all, success at home and at the office. half of moms say they are equally successful as a parent and employee. the two ss ss compliment each
other. i have toddlers and a kindergartner and third grader. i can say the skills dealing with irrational children work in the workplace. >> so far. >> don't you think it is the same skills? "early start" continues right now. >> distraction. >> breaking overnight. election night in the u.k. good news from prime minister david cameron. tom brady speaks. sort of. about the deflate gate report. we will tell you what he said and what he doesn't say. it raises questions. coy wire breaks it down for us. tornadoes again. a second night on the rampage tearing through communities and turning deadly and folks, this is still a dangerous situation this morning. it is not over yet. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm chr