tv Early Start With John Berman and Christine Romans CNN July 7, 2015 1:00am-2:01am PDT
breaking news this morning. bill cosby's stunning confession. admitting to getting drugs to use on women for sex. court documents unsealed. we have the story ahead. a deadline day to reach a nuclear deal with iran closer than ever but roadblocks in the way. we are covering the story like only cnn can. live at the negotiations in vienna. and greece running out of money. emergency meeting happening right now. is this the breaking point in the financial crisis? we're live. good morning.
welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it is tuesday, july 7th. 4:00 a.m. in the east. a stunning admission by bill cosby. admission he obtained a powerful sedative to give women he wanted to have sex with. he admitted he gave quaaludes to one woman. women who publicly accused cosby of rape say the new revelation prove what is they have been saying all along. >> complete validation across the board from all of us. complete validation. he will definitely be known as the most prolific serial rapist in the united states of america. >> cosby made the admissions under oath in the 2005 lawsuit filed by one of more than two dozen women who accused him of
rape. the documents came out monday after the associated press went to court to compel their release. the ap admits women willingly took drugs cosby gave them. cosby has denied wrongdoing. cnn's efforts to contact his attorney on the new disclosures have been unsuccessful. happening now. the deadline is today for iran and the six world powers. iran is asking to lift the sanctions. the u.s. and european partners have opposed lifting the ban on the nuclear arms. both say the burden is on the other side to make hard decisions. at 4:00 a.m. eastern time where do we stand in the talks? the deadline now-ish. let's go to our cnn's nic
robertson with the latest. >> reporter: john, you get a sense of urgency. an unannounced meeting with the foreign ministers and british secretary and chinese and russian foreign ministers as well. these meetings were followed by a meeting with the iranians. they had two of those overnight. no indication what has been discussed or what gaps are narrowed or widened. both sides saying this is the moment of opportunity. as we heard from the iranians they want the united nations resolution to put an arms embargo on iran separate from the talks. it is a red line for them that they make the broader nuclear agreement. that is a red line for the united states and other nations involved as well. questions remain about how much
agreement there is on the nuclear research and development. iran wants more than scheduled to get, as we understand. the possibility of inspections across iran. details unresolved there. of course this key issue of the sanctions of the united nations resolution and arms embargo. i have to stress at this stage, john we don't know what is happening behind the closed doors, but what we do know is these meetings are bigger and more frequent than in the past and greater sense of urgency can be read into that. >> higher profile as well. we said today is a self imposed deadline. are there any real hard dates where they have to come out with an agreement by nic? >> reporter: i think the sense here is and we heard this from iran iranians and everyone else. gaps have been narrowed and it is better to get a deal now than
walk away. at some point in the future you have to restart from the beginning. that said, the iranians said in the meeting yesterday, it doesn't matter to them. they understand the political constraints for the united states. there's no dead lynn for them to get a good deal and they're quite happy to let this go a little longer than the deadline of today. there really isn't a deadline. what we are seeing at the moment is a sense of urgency and completion that's necessary to be done soon. the reality is this it does look like it is set to slip for days. >> positively no one is running away saying things are breaking up or walking away in a huff. nic robertson, thank you. >> that is the view from vienna. we have frederik pleitgen gathering views on the nuclear deal as well.
fred joins us from tehran. fred we hear the information is tightly controlled by the government. how much do people know about the negotiations and what do they think? >> reporter: that's a very interesting question christine. one. things we have been seeing is there have been a lot of rumors flying around here in iran. especially if you look at iran iranian media. one outlet said they heard that president obama was begging the iran iranians for agreement. there is nothing to verify that. most iranians are very much up to date apparent well inched about what is going on. they realize that this is very much a pivotal issue. nic just said there are constraints on americans, but a lot of political constraints here in iran as well. you have a majority of the population that is young and well educated. they want to get rid of the sanctions. they want a deal as fast as
possible. you have a very strong minority group of hard liners that don't want to budge an inch. that is something the iranian government has to navigate not only in the final agreement, but the pivotal hours leading up to the agreement to get a message that the hard liners are willing to swallow. iranians realize it is pivotal. you get the sense it could go either way. it would be a big moral boost to majority of iranians to get a deal through. a lot of them are suffering. >> oil had the biggest decline, fred in five months. the world markets saying they think there is optimism and prospects for a deal. that would release iranian oil exports to the oversupplied market. another interesting way to watch this deal making unfold. thanks fred. >> interesting to have fred
inside iran. unique perspective. happening now, an emergency summit in brussels. leaders trying to solve the crisis involving greece and eu. the european central bank turned down the request by greek banks. it will remain shuttered through tomorrow. greeks lining up at atms where they can only take out of 060 euro per day. greeks will present their plan for a new bailout deal. i should say their proposal. it will be interesting to see how the europeans look on that. we have cnn's isa soares live in agent especially. athens. >> reporter: this is greece's last chance to show it wants to stay in the european union.
they have to go into the meetings. a euro finance ministers meeting later today. and later, a leader summit. they meet with the ministers and they will discuss the proposals. it is important to point out at previous meetings greece has gone into the meetings with just ideas. nothing else. what europe is saying, we need something more sustainable. something more credible to work with. we heard this morning, about an hour ago, from jean-claude juncker, the european commissioner. he said it is time now for those with common sense to negotiate. we don't expect a deal today. it is time to come face-to-face with each other and show tolerance for each other. you remember john and christine, the last time they met, greece walked out of the talks and the announcement of the referendum. it is up to greece to show they are serious about this and
perhaps europe to meet greece somehow halfway. will germany and everyone be prepared to give greece some debt reliveef? the banks don't have any money left. >> the grown ups are about to sit down at the table. we will see what happens after this meeting. isa, thank you. >> banks closed until thursday. imagine in a modern economy not being able to go to the bangk. european shares are moving higher. london is down a bit. u.s. futures up a half percentage point. markets in athens are closed. the country tumbling toward bupt bankruptcy. it would not have the euro as the official currency. it would have to issue paper ious. there is some hope european leaders won't let that happen.
yesterday, stocks fell in europe and u.s. following greek citizens voting no on the bailout terms. the dow down 47 points. wall street is paying attention. i would say that in the united states stocks are not in panic mode. the resignation by the finance minister is taken by a sign that the greek government is serious about talking with the europeans. >> if these talks fall apart, you will see anxiety in the united states. this morning, defense secretary chairman will head to capitol hill to update congress on the strategy to defeat isis. ash carter and martin dempsey will testify before the armed services committee. victory against isis will not happen overnight and the u.s. cannot go it alone. the administration says to win, money and human resources must be targeted. despite the 5,000 coalition air strikes, the white house and others say that local forces in iraq syria and north average will be needed to defeat isis on
welcome back. the man charged with killing a san francisco woman at a popular public pier is set to be arraigned today. the undocumented immigrant admitted to killing kate steinle. that city ordinance bars handing immigrants and convicted felons like the suspect in this case pars the city from handing them over to city officials without a warrant. the sheriff is defending the law saying it is vital to public safety. >> when you look at how people were just so fearful to
reporting and encountering local law enforcement and preyed upon that changed dramatically when we enacted sanctuary city laws. >> the family wants to stay out of the sanctuary city debate and keep the focus on their loved one. >> all i feel now is love and i'm thankful i had the time that i had with her because she was the most amazing sister. if i was able to talk to kate right now, she would say brad it's okay. just spread my memory and spread love and i know that would make her smile. >> so sad. killed by someone who shouldn't have been here. from san francisco, cnn's sara sidner has the latest. >> reporter: john and christine, juan francisco lopez sanchez is
being indicted in the case of the death the kate steinle. shots rang out from the stranger and she was hit from the upper body and died at the hospital. her family wants no part in the political debate in the case. the debate is over undocumented people being here and how they are treated by local, state and federal authorities. in this particular case the outrage has grown because lopez-sanchez was deported to mexico five times. he was expected to be deported a sixth time according to immigration and enforcement, but they did not get the chance to do that because he was then sent to san francisco jail because of an old warrant after he left federal prison. that warrant was ten years old. it was on a drug charge that the
san francisco district attorney decided to drop. the sheriff's office decided he would be able to be let free because the laws of the city a so-called sanctuary city allow for that. i.c.e. overlooks immigration has the right to tell them but the department did not do that. instead releasing him saying that does not follow the policy of the city. this is a problem. that caused problems from lay people. we cannot understand how this happened. convicted several times of crimes apparent deported and still manage to be free on the street. now in this tragic murder, we will have to see if justice is served. sara sidner cnn, san francisco, california. >> thanks sara. the fate of david sweat may be determined the a discipline hearing. details of the hearing are being
kept under wraps. it will be closed to the public. sweat is confined to a small cell in a special maximum security prison in romulus, new york. the attorney for joyce mitchell the worker who helped them escape described pills cted to testify that holmes was locally insane when he killed 70. two court appointed psychologists says holmes was sane at the time. attorneys for dzhokhar
tsarnaev are seeking a new trial for the boston marathon bomber sentenced to death last month. his lawyers took the first step monday filing the preliminary motion. before a judge formally sentenced him, tsarnaev expressed remorse to the families of the victims. authorities in granite falls, washington say one person was killed monday and four injured in an ice cave collapse. it is the second day that part of the big four mountain side gave way. officials have not been able to recover the body because of the danger of another possible collapse. one of the injured is said to be in critical condition. and the battle flag confederate may not fly much longer. 37-3 voted to remove the flag from the statehouse grounds. final vote is expected today. if that gets 2/3 approval it goes to the south carolina house. the south carolina governor
ecuador where hundreds of thousands of faithful gather to hear the pontiff on social and economic justice. 1 million are expected to hear him at second mass. cnn's rosa floriches has more. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands broke bread with the pope in ecuador today. also including paraguay. it is no joke the pope chose these countries because of the needs of the countries. they have large indigenous population and high poverty rates and environment degradation. in line with the encyclical and he has been sending a message of hope and peace and unity. that was part of what we heard today during his mass that he
celebrated in the city southwest of where i'm standing right now. now one thing he mentioned was service. he mentioned that service is the real love but that service is not charity. and he wanted to make that very clear because in his innencyclical for example, the countries need to take care of the countries in need. these three countries fall in that category. as we look forward, his next mass is tomorrow here and we will have to see what his message will be during that mass. >> rosa flores thank you. breaking news. a stunning admission from bill cosby. brand new unsealed documents reveal the comedian obtained drugs to give to women to use on women for sex. next.
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bill cosby's stunning drug and sex confession. court documents unsealed. explosive details ahead. wow on that. deadline day to reach a nuclear deal with iran. negotiations are going all night long. we have live team coverage from these difficult talks. we're also in tehran with what iranians are saying this morning. european power players have an emergency meeting over the greece crisis.
banks closed until thursday. running out of money. will europe come to the rescue? welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. 30 minutes past the hour. breaking overnight. a stunning admission by bill cosby. he says he obtained a powerful sedative to give young women he wanted to have sex with. in court documents released overnight, the comedian admitted he gave kwaquaaludes to one woman. women who have publicly accused cosby of rape say the new relationrelate revelation proves what they have been saying all along. >> complete validation. complete validation. he will definitely be known as the most prolific serial rapist in the united states of america. >> so cosby made these
admissions admissions under oath in a 2005 lawsuit. the documents came out because the associated press went to court to compel the release. the ap reports that at least two women admit they willingly took drugs that cosby gave them. cosby has never been criminally charged and denied wrongdoing. cnn's efforts to contact him through his attorney have been unsuccessful. >> this deposition released because the associated press was suing for these materials. >> exactly. happening now, iran and six world powers failed to reach a deadline. a self imposed deadline that can be extended. with new snags, extension is looking likely. iran expecting the united states to lift the five-year old arms embargo. the partners in the talks are
now saying the burden is on the other side to make hard decisions. for the latest on this and remaining obstacles, we turn to cnn's nic robertson in vienna. >> reporter: good morning, christine. one meeting held a short one. 17 minutes. that is john kerry along with the four ministers of france germany and britain and china and russia and eu foreign policy chief as well. we saw these meetings were followed on by longer meetings with the iranian foreign minister. so far, we are not aware that has happened today. what is being said behind closed doors, we don't know. what we can tell because we are following negotiations so long now is the pace and scale of the meetings in terms of the foreign ministers is faster and bigger than we have seen in the past. we know the stumbling block for
iran, the red line for that they want the arms embargo lifted and security council not part of the deal. that will not happen unless the red line for the united states and other countries here. they don't agree to that. there seems to be issues yet to be resolved there. access for inspectors across iran seem to be issues to be resolved there. the details in what gaps are narrowed we don't know. everyone is still here. everyone still in the talks. that is an indication that there is a sense of progress yet to be made. christine. >> nic robertson in iran's insistence that the arms embargo must end. that is a new snag. thanks. >> people are hanging on the
necessity negotiations negotiations. particularly in tehran. frederik pleitgen is in tehran. he spoke with many. fred what are these people telling you? >> reporter: the government officials, interestingly, john i spoke to two up in the high government. they say the talks have been going on for some time and they say that is unprecedented. they say if a deal comes through, it could lead up to additional cooperation and softening of the stance with u.s. and iran on other issues as well. well. of course a lot of politics at play here. if you ask the majority of the population in tehran most will tell you they want a deal and sanctions relief. they want investment in the
hydro carbon industry. you also have a large group, a sizeable group who want to make no concessions whatsoever. this is something that iranian politicians have been navigating as the talks are going on. this is something they are looking at as talks are getting in the final stages. everybody here seems to be really well informed. a lot of rumors of what is happening and what tentative agreements may be reached. the entire country is on edge hoping a deal will come through. >> and several constituents there. frederik pleitgen in tehran. thank you. and to the markets. constituencies. that would release iran's bottled up oil market. oil prices plunged 8% to $53 a
barrel. those are stock prices. that's the biggest dive in five months. iran has the fourth biggest oil reserves in the world. sanctions have blocked that oil from global markets. that deal could change that. adding to the oversupply and sending prices lower. 8% move in one day in the oil market is a big deal. happening now, an emergency summit in brussels. leaders are trying to figure out the way to stop the greece financial crisis and keep it from spilling over to the rest of europe. greece rejected the most recent european bailout offer. what now? the european central bank turned bound the emergency request by greek banks for cash. banks will remain shuttered through tomorrow. that means that greeks will line up at atms where up until now,
they can only get 60 euro a day. >> can you imagine? >> that number could go down. it could be less than 60. >> the economy is crashing. you can't run a businesslike that. you can't buy things. >> the greeks are presenting a new plan to the europeans for some bailout deal. what will the europeans say? we will go to cnn's isa soares in athens. this is really it. this is the last chance for greece and europe to figure this all out. >> reporter: absolutely john. you hit the nail on the head. this is the last chance and greece knows it. i think tsipras and the new finance minister know this. this is their last chance to reach a deal. europe has been clear all along. if they want the third bailout, there are 29.1 billion euro that
they are requesting. the third bailout in six years. they need to come up with serious proposals. those are words used by you're peep lead european leaders. they will exchange ideas with the proposals in mind. are they prepared to budge on the red lines? cuts to pensions and raises to taxes and many others. those are the red lines they said no all along. are they prepared to budge? is europe and germany prepared to give in on the debt? this is something the imf suggested is unsustainable. and from italy as well. they are more meanable to the fact of cutting greece's debt. what greece puts on the table and what europe is prepared to accept. because as we mentioned, the economy is coming to its knees. banks are closed and i went to a
supermarket yesterday. it was practically empty. people cannot pay suppliers. it is a deep freeze. they know time is running out and this is really it john. >> and probably not many goods there. people flocking to the atms. isa soares thank you. european stocks down slightly right now. u.s. stock futures are higher. the stock market is closed in athens and the banks remain closed through wednesday. thursday they are expected to open up. there is no guarantee. the country tumbling toward bankruptcy. that would mean leaving it's eurozone. it would not use euro. it would have to print paper ious. the discussion at the government level how do you use ious for currency? there is some hope that european
leaders will not just sit by and let that happen. yesterday, stocks fell following the no vote from greek citizens over the weekend. dow down 47. wall street is paying attention to the crisis unfolding on the other side of the world. there is no panic yet. all of the developments are frustrating and historic. today is a really important day. if there is no progress today -- >> the grown ups cannot fix this at the table. a mexican man illegally in the united states now charged with murder. he is in court this morning as the victim's family tells cnn what they are now focused on. that is next.
the man charged with killing a san francisco woman on a public pier will be arraigned for murder today. the undocumented immigrant admitted on camera he killed kate steinle. he had several past convictions and crossed the border many times. this touched off a firestorm of outrage in the san francisco sanctuary city law. this prevents the city from handing over convicted felons to federal officials. the san francisco sheriff is defending the law saying it is vital to public safety. >> when you look at how people were just so fearful to reporting and encountering local law enforcement and how they
were preyed upon. that changed dramatically when we enacted sanctuary city laws. >> the family of the victim wants to stay out of the sanctuary city debate and keep the focus on their loved one. >> all i feel now is love and i'm thankful i had the time that i had with her because she was the most amazing sister. if i was able to talk to kate right now, she would say, hey, brad it's okay. just spread my memory and spread love and i know that would make her smile. >> so sad. our thoughts are with that family. let's get the latest from san francisco with sara sidner. >> reporter: john and christine, juan francisco lopez-sanchez is formally charged with murder in
the case of kate steinle. shots rang out from a stranger and she was hit in the upper body and died at the hospital. her family says they want no part in what has become a political debate in this case. the debate is over undocumented people being here and how they are treated by local, state and federal authorities. in this particular case the outrage has grown because it turns out that lopez-sanchez was deported to mexico five times before this happened. he was expected to be deported a sixth time. according to i.c.e. they did not get a chance to do that because he was sent to san francisco jail because of an old warrant after he left federal prison. that warrant was ten years old on a drug charge that the san
francisco district attorney decided to drop. the sheriff decided he would be able to be let free because it is a sanctuary city. now i.c.e. which overlooks immigration asked san francisco to go ahead and tell them when he was released but the department did not do that. the sheriff's office releasing them. that does not follow the policy of the city. this is a problem for the locals and feds. that is what caused a lot of the consternation from lay people who say we cannot understand how this happens. someone convicted several times of crimes and still managed to be free on the streets and on this tragic murder we have to see if justice is served. sara sidner cnn, san francisco, california. >> thanks. breaking overnight, authorities in granite falls, washington. one person killed monday and four injured in an ice cave collapse. the second day that part of the big four ice caves on the remote
mountain side gave way. officials have not been able to recover the body because of the danger of another possible collapse. one of the injured is said to be in critical condition. severe storms threatening millions this morning. flash floods strike in the midwest overnight. we have the dramatic new video.
severe storms. it's part of the same system that pounded the midwest. >> check out the storm clouds over kansas city missouri. several reports of twisters touching down monday evening. flash flooding in missouri. look at the tractor-trailer having a hard time navigating along the street. this pair of cars submerged. the monday night game with the kansas city and tampa bay rays called off. look at that. bad weather. both teams are set to play a double header today. the north in wisconsin, officials are surveying the damage left behind by four tornadoes. the destruction 50 miles of northeast wisconsin. roofs of barns ripped away. >> a lot of clean up. that storm system is bearing down on the northeast. for the forecast let's get to meteorologist pedram javaheri. >> good morning, christine and john. this is the severe weather outlook today.
you look across areas out of lubbock and grand rapids a uniform line of thunderstorms across the region of the country. 1,700-mile stretch through western texas and working to the north, tornadoes over the past 24 hours. you touched on the four from wisconsin. we know there were three in missouri and four in wisconsin. kansas city getting the brunt of the storm. that is why the game was called at kauffman stadium. up to 2 to 3 inches coming down in the area. 16 million people across the country, much across the southern region of the country, dealing with flooding in the past few hours. we know 80 rivers reporting flooding. notice the front has passed. back behind it temperatures in the 50s. few areas in the 40s in south dakota. ahead of it in missouri into illinois temperatures into the 70s and 80s. look at the trend. yesterday in milwaukee, 85
degrees. 66 is the best they will do today. same story for chicago. in the upper 80s yesterday. mid-60s in the forecast today. thanks pedram. stocks in china tanking. that's the sound of the bubble popping, folks. why that matters to your money next. a eep. look what i got. oh my froot loops! [sniffs] let's do this? get up! get up! get up! get up! loop me! bring back the awesome yeah! yeah! yeah! with the great taste of kellogg's froot loops. follow your nose! need to hire fast? go to ziprecruiter.com and post your job to over one hundred of the web's leading job boards with a single click. then simply select the best candidates from one easy to review list. and now you can use zip recruiter for free. go to ziprecruiter.com.
today. look at shanghai. stocks are down 1.3%. at one point, china shares plunged 5%. chinese stocks have collapsed 25% in the past month. the communist government stepped in with extraordinary measures trying to lift the markets. it is not working. blunting the fall. the question will china's bear market turn into a freefall? china's stock market mostly closed to foreign investors. the problems are getting notice around the world. china is the second largest trading partner. iran with an historic deal with the west. oil prices plunged 8% yesterday. now below $53 a barrel. that is the biggest plunge in five months. 8% move in one day is a big move. iran has the fourth biggest reserves in the world. that has been blocked because of
sanctions. a deal could change that adding to the oversupply of oil and sending prices lower. that's actually good news for your gas prices. >> consumers around the world. >> not if your u.s. oil producer is laying people off. >> oh, well. "early start" continues right now. >> breaking news this morning. bill cosby's stunning confession confession. admitting to getting drugs to use on women for sex. deadline day to reach a deal with iran may be closer than ever but still obstacles in the way. we are covering this story from every angle. live at the negotiations in vienna. greece trying to reach a last-minute d