tv Early Start With John Berman and Christine Romans CNN June 12, 2015 1:00am-2:01am PDT
a possible break through this morning. the manhunt for two killers escaped from prison. tracking dogs picking up the prisoners' scent. could investigators be close to capturing these men? a stunning development in the case of a child playing with a toy gunshot and killed by police. what a judge is recommending. is the u.s. set to open new military bases throughout iraq? details on the new white house strategy to battle isis. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman.
>> i'm christine romans. friday june 12th. 4:00 a.m. in the east. let's start with two dangerous inmates on the loose in upstate new york in the seventh day. the latest has investigators focusing on the wooded area three miles from the maximum security prison where richard matt and david sweat escaped. police believe search dogs have picked up their scent. towns are on lockdown. the longer the search goes on the more likely these two will commit another crime. miguel marquez has more. >> reporter: the search is still on miles from the prison. we are about four miles from the encampment that the officials found. they say the scent dogs are searching the area behind us. this roadblock has been tight
now that night has fallen. people in the neighborhood are paranoid. even afraid to leave their homes. >> i got home in time before they blocked the road off, but shortly after i got home they closed both ends of the road and would not let my sons come home. >> i feel like i'm going crazy being indoors. i feel like a prisoner in my home because i have the doors locked. i closed the windows. i have ladders outside. i look out the window often. everywhere i drive to work i'm scanning to see if i see any unusual activity. >> reporter: officials have thrown everything at this. some 600 leads have come through that they are trying to figure out which are the best quality leads. they have some 500 searchers at the scene. there was a helicopter up earlier. they expect to search until they find them. john and christine. >> more details about the female prison worker who may have
helped the two escaped. it turns out correction officials received a complaint about joyce mitchell with a relationship with one of the inmates. richard matt made her quote feel special. according to a cleveland municipal court judge, there is probable cause to charge two police officers in the fatal shooting of 12-year-old tamir rice last fall. the community asked the judge to intervene. although his ruling now is largely symbolic. >> it is important to realize we are in no different spot than 24 hours ago. prosecutors still have to make the decision. >> it was great to see people using the tools that are available to them in the system and taking them and using them to find justice. no matter how small the steps. >> legally no difference from public policy and political
standpoint is different it. a grand jury will decide along with the prosecutor will decide if the officer shot tamir rice. and the u.s. is looking to deploy a new lilly pad strategy in iraq. general martin dempsey says the best way is to expand a footprint in the region to set up bases in iraq with hundreds deploying to train iraqi forces. >> the key component is to improve the iraqi security forces and improve their capabilities and confidence on the battle field. >> proposed locations for the lilly pad base is tikrit and mosul. let's go to ian lee with the latest on that strategy with u.s. boots in the region.
>> reporter: christine, that puts them close to the frontline, not on the frontline. what they will do is training the iraqi fighters and the military as well as sunni tribal fighters in communications and shooting and how to move on a battle field. especially in an urban environment. they will be working on command and control and logistics and resupply. these were reasons why ramadi fell in the first place. we need to point out what u.s. troops will not be doing. they will not go to the frontlines. they will not call in air strikes. they will likely not leave the base. >> and the representative is due to meet vice president joe biden today. what is expected to come from that meeting? >> reporter: the speaker of parliament is talking about some things that worry him. he wants to see more training and more weapons for sunni tribal fighters.
he is the highest ranking sunni member of government. the central government hasn't been forthcoming with the weapons. he says that is key to building confidence between the two sides. the u.s. government saying they will be focusing on training these sunni tribal fighters and giving them weapons. again, getting to that political deal where both sides are confident. >> ian lee, thank you. a huge day on capitol hill coming up. a critical showdown over the signature trade measure. the bill plays out in the house today. a vote is expected this morning and as a senior white house correspondent jim acosta says the democrats could wind up killing the deal. >> reporter: john and christine, the white house will be waking up with big worries if the trade agenda can survive. lawmakers are set to vote on two pieces of trade legislation. one that funds a program that
helps workers who lose jobs to outsourcing. the other grants the president so-called fast track authority. in a scramble for votes, the president called house majority leader john boehner to talk about the effort. josh earnest talked about that on thursday. >> everybody from the president on down including members of his team here at the white house and his economic team across the administration are making an aggressive case to the members of congress about why they should support this. >> reporter: the trade votes in the congress are a key test on capitol hill. the defeat could block the president from finalizing the tpp he has sought for years. one the white house believes is crucial to keeping the u.s. competitive with china.
christine. thank you. the computer systems may be far worse. officials initially said just over 4 million current and former employees were effected. now hackers stole personal data and social security numbers from every federal employee and retiree and as many as 1 million former government workers. it is believed china is behind that attack. officials in beijing deny. and on the heels of the government data breach the senate failed to put forward the bill to increase safety. senate democrats objected to the move by majority leader mitch mcconnell to attach the bill to larger defense policy. and major shakeups. rupert murdock is stepping down of 21st century fox. the 84-year-old is one of the
world's most influential media executive executives. he built fox studios and fox broadcast and fox news channel. questions over how his sons wilt ss ss will fill his shoes. over at twitter, ceo dick costolo is out. twitter has struggled. many investors have called him to step down in the past year. the stock is up. that means investors like it. jack dorsey is the interim board. big moves in the corp regard world. a virginia teenager and his role as a recruiter for isis. a teenager. new developments ahead.
pleading guilty to terrorism charges. 20-year-old ali amin faces up to 15 years behind bars. he admitted to the judge he helped his friend get to syria and join isis and behind a twitter isis account. let's get more from joe johns. >> reporter: john and christine, ali smin recruited and blogged for isis for eight months. the fbi on thursday said the face behind the enormous online presence was actually a teenager from northern virginia. a teenager they had been investigating for helping isis sympathizers with financing. pleading guilty to giving material support to isis after the fbi tracked him down. authorities said he dropped out of the manassas school in february. he is now the brains behind the twitter handle known as
amreekiwitness. prosecutors say amin was instrumental in helping an 18-year-old from the d.c. area travel to syria to join isis. the justice department filed charges against the other individual too, but he is believed to be overseas. amin was helping isis sympathizers financially by teaching them about bitcoin. that directed people how to use bitcoin anonymously. amin's lawyer says his support for isis was all about opposing the regime of syrian dictator bashar al assad. he joins the growing rank of muslims in america being lured into the world online. and the fbi arresting the third suspect targeting police
officers. nicholas razinski will be arraigned today in boston. rahim was shot and killed last week after lunging at police and fbi agent was a knife as they tried to question him. details in the murder of the family in washington, d.c. we have now learned the father endured horrific torture. a law enforcement officer said savvas savopoulos was strangled beaten stabbed and burned and trauma to the back of his head. a baseball with what appeared to be blood on it was found in one of the rooms. black university of virginia student beaten during an arrest last month will appear in court where prosecutors are expected to drop charges against him. martese johnson was belligerent
after leaving a bar. the arrest sparked a public uproar and police investigation. this morning, jeb bush is on the third leg of the european tour in estonia talking with leaders of the baltic states. this comes ahead of his announcement on monday entering officially the 2016 presidential race. >> he is on this tour with his wife. you have not seen his wife until now. this will be have to be a public role which many people close to her is uncomfortable for her. >> she has knowledgeacknowledged that. gop candidates are coming together for the annual retreat. scott walker and chris christie among some. >> i wonder if they all go up
together on the hot air balloon riding. >> along with skeet shooting. surprising comments from rick santorum. the former senator who once compared homosexuality to bestiality. here is what he said if he would accept an endorsement from caitlyn jenner. >> would i accept the endorsement? the answer is if that's the way she feels about my candidacy, sure. never ask anyone why they're voting for you because you probably won't like the answer. >> santorum seems to shift his position on climate change. saying he is open to the idea that humans are a factor. santorum is a guy that will go out and campaign. he has gone to diners in iowa where there are one or two
there. >> he will not ask why you vote for him. hillary clinton will hold her first official campaign rally since entering the race tomorrow on new york's roosevelt island. she is expected to share a story about dorothy rodham. it is all to position herself as a fighter for the middle class. stormy weather for millions of americans. let's get to meteorologist derek van dam for the look at the weather. >> we have a steamy weekend for the eastern half of the united states. this is the set up. we have a ridge of high pressure that is just off the east coast. this is drawing in very hot and humid weather. take a look at the four-day forecast for the big apple. we should reach 85 today. middle 80s through the weekend. more for philadelphia. you will break the 90-degree mark today and perhaps into saturday. factor in the humidity levels
and this is what it feels like on your skin. 96 for the nation's capital. lexington, kentucky 92. other concerns with all of this heat is the quality of our air. pittsburgh baltimore and philadelphia all have air quality alerts on top of that with extreme heat advisories for baltimore and philadelphia. so the city of brotherly love is looking to be steamy and hazy. the cold front will move east triggering the storms which could be severe east of detroit buffalo and pittsburgh and cincinnati has a possible of rain today. back to you. >> i'll take the possibility of rain. all tied up in the nba finals. warriors came up big in cleveland. they routed the cavaliers 103-82. it was game four of the series and heads to oakland on sunday. lebron james had a bit of a
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welcome back. a prosecutor opened a criminal inquiry into the crash of germanwings flight 2595. lubitz was seen by at least seven doctors, including three psychiatrists in the month before the crash of the jetliner in the french alps. let's go live to paris and bring in correspondent jim bittermann. >> reporter: christine, yes. just the month before seven doctors. in the years before in the five years before he went to 41 different medical doctors and
psychiatrists about his problems. his fearing of the loss of eye sight. claiming he had 35% of his sight at night. the doctors discovered in fact there was no as they put it organic reason this eye sight should be affected which suggests it was a mental problem. he also complained about being depressed. the psychiatrist put him on anti-depressants. then he said he could not sleep because of the anti-depressants. there were a lot of signs this was a troubled young man and one psychiatrist questioned whether or not he was as they put it apt to fly. the question is should anyone have known this? germany has tough doctor-patient secrecy laws. some doctors felt they could not report that. the prosecutor will take a look at that and see if by any chance someone should be held
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a new break through in the manhunt for two killers who escaped from prison. blood hounds may have picked up their scent. a stunning development in the police shooting of a boy who was playing outside with a pellet gun. so will officers now be charged with murder? the u.s. increasing presence in iraq set to open new military bases. live with details on the white house plan to fight isis. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> good to see you. i'm john berman. 30 minutes past the hour. new information this morning in the nationwide manhunt for two escaped killers. the latest breakthrough has investigators focused on a wooded area three miles from the prison where richard matt and
david sweat escaped. life in the region is on hold. towns on lockdown. people told not to leave their homes and one official warns the longer the is search goes on the likely it is the two will commit more crimes. let's get more from cnn's miguel marquez. >> reporter: john and christine, the search is still on where the two individuals escaped. we are four miles from the encampment the officials found. the scent dogs are still searching the area. the roadblock is tight now that night has fallen. people in the neighborhood are paranoid and afraid to leave their homes. >> i did not sleep last night. i got home in time before they blocked our road off. shortly after i got home they closed both ends of the road and they would not leave my sons come home. >> i feel like i'm going crazy indoors. i feel like a prisoner in my
home because i have the doors locked. i closed the windows. i have ladders outside. i imagine things. everywhere i drive to work i'm scanning to see if i see any unusual activity. >> reporter: officials say they have thrown everything at this. some 600 leads have come through that they are trying to pore through and figure out which are the best quality leads. they have 500 searchers here at the scene. there was a helicopter up early and they expect to search until they find them. john. >> thank you, miguel. details about the female prison worker who may have helped the two escape. it turns out that corrections officials received an anonymous complaint about joyce mitchell over her relationship with one of the inmates. it is not clear which one that complaint was about. she was not disciplined. mitchell told investigators that richard matt made her feel
special. so far, she has not been charged. she is said to be cooperating extensively with investigators. there is probable cause to charge two police officers in the fatal shooting of 12-year-old tamir rice last fall. according to a judge. community leaders asked the judge to intervene insisting they don't trust prosecutors, but his ruling is largely symbolic. >> it is important to realize that we're in no different spot than 24 hours ago or 10 hours ago. the prosecutors still have to make the decision. >> it was great to see people using the tools that are available to them in the system taking them and using them to find justice no matter how small the steps. >> a grand jury will decide if the officers are charged. tamir rice was playing with a pellet gun when he was shot dead. and the united states is looking to deploy a new strategy
to fight isis in iraq. martin dempsey says the best way to defeat the terrorists expand the u.s. footprint in the region. that means setting up a network of bases in the area. a lilly pad strategy to train iraqi forces. >> key component is to improve the iraqi security forces and improve their abilities and competence on the battle field. >> some of the proposed locations for the bases, lilly pad, baghdad, tikrit and kirkuk and mosul. let's get the latest from cnn's ian lee. good morning, ian. >> reporter: good morning, john. these are going to be centers of security operations within the conflict zone close to the frontlines. not on the frontlines. what they will do is training sunni tribal fighters and iraqi security forces on
communications how to shoot as well as moving on the battle field. that will be crucial when they take the densely populated areas and cities. how to fight in an urban environment. they are also going to be working on command and control and logistics and resupply. these last three were contributed to the fall of ramadi. iraqi fighters saying they did not have the ammunition to keep the fight going. it is also important to point out what u.s. forces won't be doing. they won't be on the frontline. they won't be calling in air strikes. it is likely they won't be leaving their bases, john. >> ian lee. it is interesting to see what the reaction is to the bases inside iraq. appreciate it. a critical showdown over the president's tpp bill plays out in the house today. a vote on the measure is expected later this morning. senior white house correspondent jim acosta tells us the democrats could scuttle the
deal. >> reporter: john and christine the white house is waking up with worries over the trade agenda on capitol hill. lawmakers are set to vote on two pieces of trade legislation. one that funds a program to help workers who lose their jobs to outsourcing. one that grants the president to negotiate trade deals. in a scramble for votes, the president called john boehner and others to capitol hill to twist the arms of house democrats who oppose. josh earnest talked about that effort on thursday. >> the fact is everybody from the president on down including many members of his team here at the white house and economic team across the administration are making aggressive case to members of congress about why they should support this. >> reporter: the trade votes on
a key move and a vote to block the president from the trade deal he has sought for years. one the white house firmly believes is crucial to keeping the u.s. competitive with china. john and christine. >> thanks jim. what does the deal mean for workers? i spoke with the commerce secretary penny pritzker. >> for the first time labor standards are enforceable within the trade agreements and resources are being set aside to increase the amount of enforcement. by raising labor standards for trading partners we are making the american worker more competitive globally. >> that is the administration line. of course, the critics say of all the trade deals, the u.s. doesn't enforce. there is a feeling in the middle class over the 20 and 30 years going back to nafta, they feel the middle class is in a worse
position today. >> and what happens if it doesn't pass today? this will go down to the wire. it is a very tight vote. >> the democrats are pushing against it. i'll tell you something else, they don't feel like the trade deal is good for the worker. one thing they are putting in for the deal is trade adjustment insurance they are putting in. worker whose do lose their job will have help from the government for a while. isn't that an admission that you know the americans will lose their jobs. another tricky part. >> stay tuned. the cyber attack on federal government computer systems may be worse than the obama administration acknowledged. officials said 4 million current and former government workers were affected. the union said stolen data and social security numbers were stolen from every employee and retiree and as many as 1 million former government workers. it is believed china is behind the attack. major shakeups at the top of
important companies in the u.s. rupert rupert murdoch is stepping down. the media world is abuzz. murdock built 21st century fox and fox broadcast and fox news channel. questions over his sons filling his shoes. big power sharing deal there. over at twitter, the ceo is out. dick costolo. twitter has struggled to add new members. many calling for him to step down for the past year. now he stepped down the stock is up before the bell. i always wonder how that is. jack dorsey will be the interim ceo. >> media world abuzz and a atwitter.
>> reporter: john and christine, we are learning more about some of the evidence taken from the home that mansion where the homicide happened. the bloody baseball bat and foot prints and fingerprints. investigators hope these clues lead them to perhaps more suspects involved in the case beyond dylon wint who is now behind bars. he worked for the family's company more than ten years ago. his dna was allegedly found on a piece of pizza crust in the home. a law enforcement official tells me that savvas savopoulos was strangled was beaten and stabbed and burned. i spoke to experts about this. they say whoever do this was enraged and had hostility. it is such an intimate way to kill someone. we know mr. savopoulos had
trauma to his head. it is unclear if that was from the bloody baseball bat found in the bedroom where the three victims were found. investigators are still going through phone records and texts trying to pin down who also may have been involved in the homicides. who else may be a suspect here. the official says there are multiple search warrants released to the case that are not unsealed. that is an indication that the authorities are keeping a close hold on the information and leads. what we are being told is police continue to look at two women who purchased money orders with money believed to be from the $40,000 dropped off to the home while the victims were held hostage. a separate law enforcement official says investigators have been perplexed as to why savopoulos' assistant changed his story. they have not reached any
conclusion. this is still an active investigation. john and christine. >> pamela thank you. jeb bush on the third and final leg of the european tour. he is in estonia today talking with representatives of the baltic states. bush will make a formal announcement he is entering the race for president. half a dozen candidates are headed to utah right now. romney-a-thon. lindsey graham and marco rubio and chris christi. among the activities skeet shooting, horse back riding, obstacle course and hot air ballooning. >> what would you do? >> i would sleep and go to the spa. get the mud mask with mint. >> that's an image.
>> very nice skin. it doesn't happen naturally. rick santorum looking more and more like a republican moderate these days. former pennsylvania senator once compared homosexuality to bestiality. listen to what he told erin burnet if he would accept an endorsement from caitlyn jenner. >> if caitlyn jennifer wanted to endorse me would i accept? if that is how she feels about my campaign sure. never ask anyone why they're voting for you because you probably won't like the answer. >> santorum shifting his position on climate change saying he is open to the idea that humans are a contributing factor. big weekend in politics. hillary clinton will hold the first major rally since officially entering the race. the rally is saturday in new york's roosevelt island. she will talk about part of her life she hasn't discussed that much. discuss her mother.
dorothy rodham and how her mother was abandoned by her parents in the depression era. this is part of the attempt to fill in some of the blanks in her life and perhaps humanize herself to voters who know her as first lady or secretary of state or senator. >> everyone will appeal to the middle class. it feels like they are not getting ahead. >> this is more than i was born in a log cabin. >> abe lincoln did grow up in a log cabin. he did not publicize it. a new criminal investigation launched into the germanwings crash that killed 150 people. the pilot deliberately flying the plane into the mountain. could others be found culpable?
the flight into the french alps. let's bring in cnn's jim bittermann. jim, surprising details. >> reporter: absolutely surprising and shocking john, to tell you the truth. the news about the criminal investigation comes none too soon of the passengers involved in the crash. andreas lubitz was a very depressed young man and a lot of people seemed to have known that. according to the prosecutor lubitz saw 41 different psychiatrists and doctors in the five years leading up to the crash and seven in just the month before the crash. he was complaining about sight problems. he was worried he was losing his vision. he said he had 35% of his vision at nighttime. the doctors said they could find no organic cause for this suggesting that it was related to mental problems. he was depressed according to the prosecutor and sometimes only sleeping two hours a night.
this is where the criminal complaint may arise. should anyone have taken action or known this and is anyone negligent in this case? who should be brought into a courtroom. >> interesting that much blindness could be psycho sematic. jim, thanks. all right. thanks jim. the world's oil supply is soaring. the oil supply getting bigger and bigger. some good news at the gas pump next. [baby cooing] your baby looks at the world... ...through those delicate little baby lashes. and one of those chubby baby hands... ...latches onto your finger so hard... it's like she's saying i love you. that's why aveeno® baby lotions... ...active naturals® oat formula... ...is designed for your baby's
good morning. i'm christine romans. let's get an early start on your money. european stocks are down. so are stock futures. greek talks hit another roadblock. it is crazy. the imf made the decision to walkway from negotiations yesterday. >> there is no drama like greek drama. >> the oldest drama. stocks climbed a bit thank to good retail sales. american consumers buying
clothes and cars and stuff for houses. oil prices are falling this morning down 1.5%. the supply glut is getting bigger. 31.3 million barrels a day last month. more than the official target set last week. opec trying to pump oil and hold on to the market share while others are holding steady. global production out pacing demand by more than 2 million barrels a day. that puts pressure on oil prices. and it should be harder for criminals to steal your identity next year. the irs and state tax companies are coming together. what does this mean for you? the experience filing your taxes should be largely the same but behind the scenes software makers will alert the government to any attempt to hack or suspicious returns. this after a rise in tax scams
and hacks at the same time budget cuts making it difficult for you to talk to a person to figure out how to fix it. "early start" continues right now. >> a new break through this morning in the manhunt for two killers who escaped from prison. tracking dogs picking up the prisoners' scent. a stunning new development in the case of a child who had a pellet gun and shot and killed by police. what a judge is now recommending. new u.s. military bases could soon be opening up throughout iraq. details on the new white house strategy to take down isis. we are live. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. great to see you. it is friday june 12th. we have information on the manhunt for two dangerous killers who escaped