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one to have. it's part of the national dialogue in the wake of caitlyn jenner's story. thank you so much. >> thank you. i'm brooke baldwin. thank you so much for being with me. we'll see you same time, same place tomorrow. in the meantime, to washington we go. "the lead" with jake tapper starts right now. a would-be terrorist in boston in his own words wanted quote, to go after them, those boys in blew, unquote. i'm jake tapper. this is "the lead." the national lead. the fbi says they have him on audiotape conspiring to kill cops and that he plan to do it either today or yesterday which is why police were watching him when they shot and killed them. that deadly encounter caught on camera. and the pentagon now admitting a big and potentially deadly blunder. much worse than initially closed. suspect shipments of anthrax fedexed to 17 states the district of columbia and three countries.
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officials say there could be even more labs potentially exposed. also in national it's supposed to be impen trenetrable but he got into the white house and we're seeing the huge cache of weapons he had in his car and it is a sight to behold. good afternoon. welcome to "the lead." i'm jake tapper. breaking news in our national lead minutes ago, david wright who police arrested yesterday just appeared in court. court documents say wright was destroying evidence to help cover up a plot by osama raheem to potentially kill cops in massachusetts and behead someone else in a different state. raheem had been under around-the-clock surveillance when agents of the u.s. joint terrorism task force decided they had to move in right there. cameras captured the deadly confrontation. police have shown that tape to local muslim and african-american community leaders. the police saying you see
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raheem lurch at officers with that knife. though others say the video is mostly inconclusive on the lurching. let's get to cnn justice correspondent pamela brown who's live in boston. walk us through all this new information that we just got from court documents. the investigators making it very clear. they think there was multiple potential plots in play. >> reporter: that's right, jake. what we're learning from reading through these documents according to the fbi is that the suspect who was killed yesterday had allegedly purchased three fighting knives. the police is he was going to use those knives to carry out the attacks. officials police he was on the verge of trying to attack police officers and before that he allegedly met on a beach in rhode island with david wright and a third to discuss plans about beheading another person in a separate state. new details reveal that police
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were concerned about threats to kill law enforcement and government officials. authorities arrested this man, david wright, in connection to the case. he appeared in court this afternoon. neighbors describe him as a cold and eerie person. >> the months that we have been here every time we would say hi, he just would look at you. he wouldn't say anything to you. very eerie. >> reporter: law enforcement officials said wright associated with osama raheem who was killed yesterday in a confrontation with law enforcement. a late-night raid on a home in rhode island now connects a third person believed to be associated with wright and raheem. officials say he has not been arrested. raheem has been monitored for over two years and believed to have been radicalized by isis believing he was an imminent threat fbi put him under 24/7 surveillance. >> 24/7 coverage typically means we are very very concerned about this threat. we have to determine with immediacy whether it's real or whether it's not. >> reporter: a recent change in
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raheem's behavior which included social media threats against police prompted fbi agents to confront him. officials say as officers and fbi agents approached raheem he suddenly turned around with a large black knife and lunged at the officers. he was ordered to drop the weapon before officers opened fire killing him. >> this guy required 24/7 surveillance. so we thought the threat was severe enough that we had to approach him. we never expected what happened. >> reporter: the shooting was captured by surveillance video and observed by witnesses. in an unprecedented move the boston police and fbi gathered community leaders to view a surveillance tape showing the shooting. >> we're going to release video. i think that dispels some of the rumors some of the tensions that might built. >> reporter: the charges facing david wright who just appeared in court, conspiracy to impede an investigation, he faces five
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years in prison. we know that right now as we speak, the fbi is investigating any other associates who may may have been tied to this group. >> pamela, thanks. let's bring in ed davis to talk about this investigation. commissioner davis, thanks so much for joining us. good to see you again. you've been working the phones talking to your sources within the boston police department. what more can you tell us about this case? do you expect more arrests? >> this is clearly an ongoing investigation. when you have 24-hour-a-day, seven day a week surveillance coupled with what appears to be a wiretap authorized over here you clearly are looking at a whole bunch of people. every one of the associates of these guys are going to be looked at very closely. i can't say whether or not there will be additional charges. but this was clearly a very active plot.
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and the jttf did precisely what they're charged with doing, stopping an active terrorism plot from going forward. >> these court documents show that raheem planned to randomly kill police officers in massachusetts either yesterday or today and that in a recorded conversation he said quote, i'm just going to go after them those boys in blue, unquote. how does that impact the decision to approach osama raheem in the daylight when he's outside as opposed to to the evening when he's confined inside -- the decision to approach him then or the mindset of officers as they go to him? >> right. i've been involved in these investigations where there is information that you have to move on very quickly. you don't have the benefit of being able to wait in some cases. it's all triggered by what you're hearing and how active and how this plot may unfold. so in some cases, you have to move very quickly. i don't buy into the fact that this was a bad place to approach
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him. i think having him leave the house where he couldn't barricade himself inside and be able to move on him in an open area like that might be tactically a very appropriate place to approach a guy in this situation. >> if they had this information, commissioner that he was about to either yesterday or today try to kill police officers go and try to behead someone else then why are police saying all they wanted to do was talk to him? is that not enough to arrest him? >> they may have enough to charge him with an attempt to commit a crime. but the first step is to pull him in and have a conversation with him to see if he can incriminate himself or other people. that's a standard first step especially in an unfolding situation like this.
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it seemed to be totally appropriate the way they were dealing with this from being outside and looking at this away from the investigation. >> initially we were told in a tweet by osama raheem's brother that raheem had been shot in the back. police in boston in an attempt to disprove that claim have shown the video to local community leaders, muslim leaders, black leaders, the individuals who saw the video say it's true, he was not shot in the back but they also say they did not see definitive evidence of a knife. talk about the decision to show this video to the members of the community? we're told it's unprecedented. >> yes. i think it's a brilliant decision. i think that it's really important for the sake of transparency in the time that we're living in right now to get as much information out to the public as you can and to bring in these religious leaders from
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around the city and allow them to look at the video, it's the right thing to do. so bill evans, vince leci from the fbi pulled together and they're making really good decisions on letting people know what's going on. what we have to be careful of is we can't expect that every single thing that happens when a police officer interacts with a citizen or with a suspect like this in a dangerous situation is going to be captured on videotape. we're lucky in this particular case apparently there was a video that they can take a look at. people will interpret that video differently. it needs to be enhanced. but professionals need to look at it to make sure that there was, in fact a knife. clearly there's a knife on scene. and clearly the statements that were made by family members in the minutes and hours after this incident happened he was shot in the back he was on the cell phone, those things are clearly not the case. so the transparency puts the public in a position to judge
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who's telling the truth here. and i think that that's really the most critical thing. it's a brilliant move opt part of the prosecutors and the police in this case. >> and also theoretically an argument in favor of body cameras because proponents say they will help to prove police claims. commissioner thank you. >> thank you. baltimore's police commissioner set to speak in minutes on the city's huge spike in murders over the past month. he's defending his police force. that's next.
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welcome back to "the lead." in just minutes, we are expecting the baltimore police commissioner to come out and address the crime spike in the city. but first some more breaking news. 17 states along with the district of columbia may have
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deadly doses of anthrax on their hands. labs across this country may have received the shipments from the u.s. military and we could learn of more anthrax out there as more tests come in. let's get to our pentagon correspondent, barbara starr. barbara, the pentagon saying there's no threat to the public. how can people not worry when the pentagon still seems to be trying to figure out what even happened? >> reporter: that is the problem, jake. they don't know what happened or how widespread it is. they don't think there's a threat to the public. here's where we are. 400 lots of anthrax are being tested. these are large samples of the anthrax spores. already four of them have come back positive. they've been sent out across the country. suspect shipments now in 51 labs in 17 states plus the district of columbia and three other countries. these smaller samples besides the four big lots ten of the smaller samples also having come back positive.
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what it appears has been going on is the radiation procedure either was not followed or did not work for rendering this anthrax inactive. today a short time ago, the deputy secretary of defense spoke to reporters and if you listen to him, you will hear the uncertainty. >> i have no reason to believe that there's any danger of this causing any type of an outbreak outside the laboratories. and i don't believe that we will have anybody infected. but we are waiting to find out. >> reporter: we are waiting to find out. this is the problem right now. the pentagon is facing. this was all in controlled laboratory circumstances. they don't think any of it out in the general public. but hundreds if not thousands of lab workers, those are the people who may have been exposed. that is what they are waiting to find out. already 32 people across the country and in south korea on protective medical treatment. they think the numbers are going
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to grow even more. jake? >> barbara, thank you so much. more on our national lead now, boston police and the fbi stop a potentially deadly terrorist attack before it's carried out. the ongoing investigation into usaama rahim and his associates highlights a nightmare scenario for counterterrorism officials. in the digital age, one can reach out and attend a virtual terrorist training camp from the confines of your couch. connect with an isis recruiter on twitter and execute your marching orders without ever leaving the united states. let's get right to cnn's chief national security correspondent jim sciutto. on capitol hill today, alarm bells being sounded about this very issue. and let's be honest here it can't be stopped. >> no it can't be stopped. but they're genuinely worried it's a growing problem. you heard them today essentially pleading for help. they're concerned the potential terrorists are using encrypted communication and they don't have the power to stop it. it was called a tremendous threat to the homeland.
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>> going dark in certain instances, we are dark. >> reporter: that is the warning from the man leading the fbi's efforts to stop isis-inspired attacks here in the u.s. the new threat encrypted communications offered more and more by internet and phone providers to customers eager to protect their privacy, including potential terrorists. >> do we have any idea how many communications are taking place in the dark space? >> no we don't and that's the problem, the ability to know what they're saying in these encrypted communication situations is troubling. >> reporter: u.s. officials say contact on the web alone can be enough to recruit, train and activate terrorists on the homeland. the gunman killed in garland, texas, last month and the man shot by law enforcement in boston tuesday all believe to have been radicalized by isis all highlighting the threat. >> what they're telling them is
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here's some easily readily available information online that you can exploit. in other words, they believe that they can provide them everything that they will need to undertake some kind of lone actor attack. >> reporter: isis' tremendous social media prowess gives the group an unprecedented digital presence. 2,000 core isis supporters pushing the messages out, 50,000 retweeting the message and more than 200,000 receiving the message and reading it. >> how many followers are in the united states in your estimate? >> there's hundreds, maybe thousands. it's a challenge to get a full understanding of just how many of those passive followers are taking action. >> the real challenge for law enforcement is distinguishing between lukewarm supporters and potential terrorists and the fbi's counterterror chief says it is taking no chances as in this boston shooting.
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when they see any hints of mobilization, they will move in. the trouble is how do you distinguish between hundreds, perhaps thousands in the u.s. among them are some potential like we saw today. hard to pick who they are. >> in garland, texas, they didn't know he was there. in boston, they apparently did, allegedly. sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. jim sciutto, thank you so much. any minute we're expecting baltimore police commissioner anthony batts to come out and address the crime that's been going on in baltimore. i want to bring in cnn's miguel marquez. what are we expecting commissioner batts to say? >> 43 homicides in may, the most in 40 years. and there were 300,000 more people living in baltimore back then. so may was the worst month ever. this year, 119 dead across the city, up 40%.
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but you really see a break in the numbers from the time -- around the time of the riots and the freddie gray situation. since then, things have gotten very bad. the fraternal order of police the police union there saying that police are not holding back or not slowing down but they are questioning themselves and restraining themselves in their work. the mayor himself saying -- talking to police officers there, that they are concerned about getting it right when they go in to make arrests. so we had one police officer tell us that there was a work slowdown. other police officers have said there is a police slowdown. but that's something the police chief, the union and the government there has not agreed with. but very, very high stakes for this police commissioner who will be on the job coming up three years this september. and he has a lot on his plate. the lawsuits were very high when he came in. those have gone down, people
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suing the department. the issues of pay and staffing many things that he has tried to change within the department. he's also had a major change of upper level managers there. and i believe that he's about to start now -- >> miguel, i'm going to interrupt. here he comes. baltimore police commissioner anthony batts addressing the uptick in homicides in his city. let's listen in.
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to thank my local and federal counterparts for being here today and for being a part of this collaboration against violence within the city of baltimore. i'd like to introduce special agent in charge steve volt, of the federal bureau of investigation. assistant special agent in charge gary tuggle special agent in charge george mcmullen of alcohol, tobacco and firearms. supervisory deputy david lutz. section chief, michael hanlin of the united states attorney general's office. the baltimore city sheriff's office and also major jerome howard of the maryland transportation. and those who are on their way stand in support, maryland state police and baltimore school police. we understand fully the concern over the recent violence and level of violence for our
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community and for all our law enforcement personnel and officers. nothing is more important than the sanctity of human life within this city. mere numbers miss the point. we're talking about people. these are not numbers. these are human beings that have lost their lives in the streets of baltimore. we are aggressive in our crime fight using all the resources that are available to us. this is all hands on deck. all hands, every single resource every single body every single personnel on the streets of baltimore. i want to share with you what my department has been doing over the last several weeks along with our federal partners. all too often it is easy to focus on the negative. and not give credit to the hardworking officers who are working and taking the violent offenders off the streets of baltimore.
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two days ago, we made an arrest in the murder of mr. bennett who was killed this past friday on belvedere avenue. today with the hard work of our detectives the community and our warrant apprehension task force, we obtained a warrant for the body of kevin pyatt who was apprehended for the memorial day weekend double shooting. at the 2900 block of runhaum. pyatt has shot a 27-year-old in the head and a 9-year-old child. a child who was playing in front of his home on memorial day. a baby playing basketball in our neighborhoods. one less criminal off the streets. and partnering with the
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community, we have taken one more violent criminal and trying to take him and bring him to justice. we have strong leads in a number of cases. as my detectives meticulously investigate these crimes we will see offenders brought to justice. we're very serious about this. dozens of handguns has been taken off the streets of baltimore over the past few weeks. we have a number of residential search warrants pending to be served. our detectives who are investigating many of the burglaries and destruction of property have a focus and are working with the baltimore city school police. our detectives have made ten arrests on identified offenders and have 11 more open warrants for additional charges. this is a lengthy but focused process. we remain committed to thoroughly investigating each and every one of these incidents with the assistance of the
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community and our partnering agencies. unfortunately we talked about 17 pharmacies being broken into and looted. that number has risen to 27 pharmacies now that we recorded broken in and looted with two additional methadone clinics. the concern there, there's enough narcotics on the streets of baltimore to keep it intoxicated for a year. that amount of drugs has thrown off the balance on the streets of baltimore. we're seeing the repercussions of these crimes throughout the community. individuals are getting high to a greater degree and at a greater pace than any time before. criminals are selling those stolen drugs. there are turf wars happening which are leading to violence and shootings in our city. we have established a task force with our federal counterparts to
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bring state and federal charges against individuals that committed crimes harmed our officers and broke and looted our businesses in our city. 14 arrest warrants were served as part of a special initiative last week to include our warrant apprehension team u.s. marshals and the maryland state police as well as the sheriffs. the warrant apprehension task force as a whole has arrested 83 individuals we had opened warranted within the last week. i am submitting a request to ask for more federal prosecutors and more federal agents to move to the city of baltimore to assist us in this battle against the violence. i have also and will ask the u.s. attorney to look at filing one felony federal gun charges in more of those cases, meaning that you only have to have one felony and then we're going to prosecute you on a federal level.
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we remain focused on the crime fight. collectively we will return this city back to normalcy. collectively we're here to share that we're serious about this fight and will bring people to justice. are there any questions that we can answer? >> will you describe what's happening with the 27 pharmacies that have been hit as what we're seeing now -- is that more of a drug war -- would you describe it as that? >> that's police commissioner anthony batts of baltimore touting the arrests and evidence he says his department is doing their job amid a crime spike in baltimore, the most murders since 1972. let me bring in former boston police commissioner ed davis as well as cnn's miguel marquez to react to the press conference. commissioner davis, it's a difficult job to do to insist that your officers are doing their jobs when there is anecdotal evidence that there is reluctance and confusion among
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the force. how do you think the commissioner did? >> well he did a great job in outlining some victories, some arrests that had been made. he's talking about reaching out with all the federal agencies that were behind him there to try to get the city under control. but he's facing a bleak circumstance right now. you have a demoralized police department and you have a significant number of drugs, particularly oxycontin, that were stolen from these pharmacies and they're out on the street right now. we are going into the busiest time for any urban area shootings and homicides always go up in the summer months. so tony has his work tut out for him. he's a colleague, a friend. he's one of the most progressive chiefs in the country. very well-spoken and respected by his colleagues. but you can't change years of difficult practice in just a short time that he's been at the city. he's been there for three years now. it's going to take many more years to fix the problems that have developed in baltimore.
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>> commissioner davis, miguel marquez, thanks to both of you. coming up, he jumped the fence and made it all the way into the east room of the white house. now for the first time, we're seeing the arsenal of weapons he had parked from his car a few blocks away. what else was he planning? big day? ah, the usual. moved some new cars. hauled a bunch of steel. kept the supermarket shelves stocked. made sure everyone got their latest gadgets. what's up for the next shift? ah, nothing much. just keeping the lights on. (laugh) nice. doing the big things that move an economy. see you tomorrow, mac. see you tomorrow, sam. just another day at norfolk southern.
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welcome back to "the lead." i'm jake tapper. he suffered from posttraumatic stress from paranoia and hallucinations. then he got into the east room of the white house.
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we're seeing today how dangerous omar gonzalez could have been. photographs showing row after row of ammunition enough bullets and magazines and knives and even a machete to equip a small platoon. let's bring in sunlen serfaty. this is shocking. >> it absolutely is. at the time of the incident police said there were some weapons found in his car but we didn't know how extensive his arsenal was until these photos. >> reporter: released this week. it was disturbing when omar gonzalez made it over the white house fence and across the lawn then through the front door into the east room carrying this knife. but adding to the danger when law enforcement found his parked car just one mile away from the white house, these new photos show gonzalez has an extensive arsenal of weapons stashed in his car. including hundreds of rounds of ammunition a machete, tomahawks and multiple other knives.
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according to the court filing this week federal prosecutors argue he endangered white house occupants occupants, secret service officers and civilians. >> the actions combined with this arsenal, material in the trunk creates a situation where there's potential for a serious disaster. >> reporter: gonzalez a u.s. army vet, has a history of mental health problems, including posttraumatic stress. just a few months before he jumped the fence in july of 2014 police found another arsenal in his car in virginia. this time with four high-powered rifles and several handguns. the u.s. attorneys say he's had a long history of encounters with law enforcement, exhibiting paranoid delusions and has brandished or been in possession of multiple firearms and other weapons, creating dangerous situations. >> this is a zero error environment. one error is too much. this was a catastrophic error. >> reporter: the incident among others set off a tidal wave of scrutiny on the secret service, causing a shake-up at the leadership and prompting
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permanent upgrades to the white house fence, the installation starting just last week. and federal prosecutors are recommending for gonzalez to spend 21 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervision. and he is expected to be sentenced next week. >> thank you so much. for our politics lead as the old saying goes, time heals all wounds. for form president george w. bush new cnn poll numbers out prove just that. 52% of respondents say they have a favorable opinion of him. his highest approval rating since 2005 and far above when he left office seven years ago. things look even rosier for bill clinton with 64% of respondents having a positive opinion of the former president. let's go to cnn's michelle kosinski at the white house. obviously presidential poll numbers tend to go up when presidents are out of office. but these two guys this could
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be implications for 2016 especially if those challenging hillary clinton and jeb bush want to fasten president clinton and george w. bush's baggage upon them. >> reporter: right, interesting poll numbers on the candidates not quite yet candidates for 2016 namely clinton and bush. and they've each had some struggles there, too. but this new poll on the present presidency could also be telling for them. >> i am running to live again at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. >> reporter: if 2016 ends up being hillary clinton and jeb bush head to head they have to be both now looking at the latest polling with great interest and maybe worry. suddenly today for president obama, a slide. it was only weeks ago, he saw good news in the polls, finally a higher approval than disapproval rating americans carrying a rosier view of how things are going in this country than ever before in his presidency. >> america is stronger than it
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was. it is safer than it was. >> reporter: but now 52% of americans disapprove of how the president is doing his job. and what's more the current favorability rating for former president george w. bush is higher than president obama's, at 52% to 49%. >> for a long time after obama first took office most americans blamed george w. bush for the mess in iraq. now in this new poll, it's about even. they blame both men, obama and bush, about the same. >> reporter: what does that mean for jeb bush? the latest polling on him showed his family connections make most americans, 56% of them less likely to vote for him. he's had to address it. >> i'm proud of my family. i love my mom and dad. i love my brother. and people just are going to have to get over that. >> reporter: some analysts say it's merely distance that's making the heart grow fonder for his brother. but now he comes off as more
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relaxed, jovial unwilling to criticize president obama. his father george h.w. bush has a 64% favorability rating. but that doesn't mean it's helping or will help jeb. it is every candidate for themselves on the warp speed obstacle course that is the campaign trail. >> i'm not running for my husband's third term or for barack obama's third term. >> reporter: hillary clinton's campaign says it's not getting worked up about the latest numbers or her polling with 57% of respondents saying she is not honest and trustworthy. >> senator clinton is outperforming every candidate on the democratic and republican side. >> reporter: but that and other points are still hurting americans' outlook. only 32% of how president obama is handling isis. only 36% on immigration and 36% on climate change. the white house responded, acknowledging more work is to be
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done though there's been progress in a number of areas. and on isis they say the public is understandably concerned and harken back to the normandy invasion quote, in this age of instant commentary the invasion would have swiftly and roundly been declared as it was by one officer a debacle. >> michelle kosinski at the white house, thanks. coming up she was fired for giving a crying hungry first-grader a free meal she says. but this school lunch manager says she would do it again. she joins me live. and new clues in the murder of a family in washington, d.c. that's also coming up.
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big day? ah, the usual. moved some new cars. hauled a bunch of steel. kept the supermarket shelves stocked. made sure everyone got their latest gadgets. what's up for the next shift? ah, nothing much. just keeping the lights on. (laugh) nice. doing the big things that move an economy. see you tomorrow, mac. see you tomorrow, sam. just another day at norfolk southern.
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i had a first-grader in front of me crying because she doesn't have enough money for
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lunch. yes, i gave her a lunch. >> welcome back to "the lead." i'm jake tapper. that was della curry talking with our denver affiliate. she says she was fired for giving away free meals to hungry students. she used to work at an elementary school in cherry creek, colorado. she admits she did not follow the rules when she repeatedly gave away lunches and even paid for meals out of her own pocket. della curry joins me now on the phone. you tried to do a good deed but you did break the school rules, right? you don't think you should have been fired. >> jake, i'm a mom, too. sophie, don't answer the door, please. tell them to come back later, please. i'm so sorry, jake. i will be up in a minute. okay. i apologize. >> go ahead. it's quite all right. i have to little kids myself.
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tell us what happened. >> long story short, it is against policy to ever give free food away. and i knew that it was against policy because our food is donated by the department of agriculture. we're part of the federal reimbursement program. because of that it's considered theft. so i was terminated when my superiors were made aware that i had given away food without charging for it. >> you had done this before? this wasn't the first time, right? >> yes. oh no, i've done it all year. >> now, the school might argue that they have ways to pay for this and you shouldn't have been doing what you were doing, you should have figured out a way to work within the system. what would your response be to that? >> my response is that i took every chance i could to work within the system. if the kids went negative and kept going negative i called parents, i talked to guidance counselors i talked to the teachers i did every route i could to get them into the system. tried to get them on free and
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reduced. but there are kids that it just didn't happen for. there are kids that -- their parents made too much money so they didn't qualify. but they still didn't have money for lunch. so i only gave away food when there was no other option. >> we see your kitty cat behind you, too, fyi. >> my 15-year-old cat likes to be on tv. >> cherry creek school officials made clear they provide hot meals to students three times after they don't bring in lunch money. after that, a cheese sandwich and milk. you were the kitchen manager. is that true? >> technically, if you consider a slice of american cheese and a hamburger bun, food, they do give out food. i would like to clarify that the three meal limit, as far as i know only applies to elementary school that there are different rules for middle school and high
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school. that they're not allowed to. but i don't know i never worked in a high school or middle school. but technically, yes, they're right. >> the reason that we found your story so interesting is i was talking to some people from the group "share our strength" which is a group working to eradicate child hunger in the united states. and it is astounding how many children go without meals, especially in the summer because they don't have school. but also how many would not be able to eat if it were not for these school programs. but you're saying even with these school programs, sometimes there are issues. >> there's lots of issues. and that's part of the problem is that yes, the kids in poverty, there's programs set up for them. free lunch, reduced lunch, summer programs for the working middle class, for the lower middle class, for those of us who don't make a lot of money.
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there's not -- there's no programs for them. and these are kids that rely on school lunches a lot of times because they didn't bring a home lunch or for whatever reason they're coming through my line and they don't have money. and in a country like america, for us to not take a simple solution to make school lunch a part of public education just blows my mind. >> tom mustin from cbs's local affiliate was the one to interview you. we're approaching the summer months when 4 million students can get free meals through a national program but many live too far away to get those meals. have you talked to any of the families who you were helping out about what they're going to do this summer? >> i've been in contact with a lot of parents. a lot of the kids were devastated when i left. i was devastated when i left. so they're behind me 100%.
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unfortunately a lot of the kids that i helped out on a regular basis, i was not able to contact their parents. for various reasons. so i don't know what they're going to do. i know there are a lot of kids that are going to be hungry this summer. >> della curry, thank you so much for talking with me. the issue of child hunger very important and obviously you lost your job because of it. thank you so much. >> thank you. coming up direct evidence tying darren wint to the murders of a family and their housekeeper right here in washington, d.c. what police found on his shoe that could connect him to the killings. that's next.
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outback steakhouse. done right. welcome back to "the lead." i'm jake tapper. new clues making it harder to dispute who may have brutally killed a wealthy d.c. family and their housekeeper. it's not just the dna taken from a pizza crust left behind but two law enforcement sources
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on daron wint's shoe links him to the murder. he's the only person prosecutors say was inside the house when the savopolous family and their maid were tortured and killed. we're getting hints into what may have motivated the killings. cnn's joe johns joins me now. i'm surprised i have to say that wint remains the only person that's been arrested for this. >> it is going a little slowly. the there were some other surprises today in these newly released court papers in the case of amy and savvas savopolous. their son, their housekeeper. at first authorities suggested there was no break-in in their home in washington but newly released papers say police did in fact find evidence of forced entry. the latest clues made public in the d.c. mansion murder case point directly at the only suspect authorities already have in custody, even though police had said 34-year-old daron wint had to have help to pull it off.
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two law enforcement officials tell cnn's evan perez and pamela brown that traces of blood found on a shoe wint was wearing matched the blood of at least one of the murder victims. >> that's very significant evidence. it puts him in the house. it puts him with the victim. >> reporter: also new detail in court documents shedding new light on the investigation suggesting the crime may have started with a break-in. it said the doors have a single broken window pane the door is broken near the lock and a shoot or boot print is visible on the exterior suggesting forced entry. the documents also publicly identify j.t. jordan wallace, the savvas savopolous assistant who dropped off $40,000 in cash at the house when he recanted specific details to police about details of the money drop. police got a court order to retrieve wallace's telephone calls from his cell phone. they also got court orders to retrieve calls of mr. and mrs.
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savopolous and the phone of the housekeeper, vera figueroa, all of which have not been recovered. still unclear who may have helped him commit these crimes. >> i'm sure the police have some other suspects involved that they believe are involved in this case and they are trying to track information down to link them to wint. >> the search warrant information released today say police believe all four victims were held captive by daron wint until the money was delivered to the house and they weren't killed until after the drop occurred. a lawyer who represented wint in the past said wint did not do it. >> joe, thank you so much. follow me on twitter. and check out our show page on you can also subscribe to our magazine on flipboard. that's it for "the lead." i'm jake tapper. turning you over now to mr. wolf
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