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guys thank you. by helping me do this. >> that's what i'm saying. >> oh my gosh. >> zion you are fantastic. tremendous work on behalf of all of these doctors. >> hand us the tissues. >> i know. >> that's a beautiful story. on that note. time for "newsroom" with carol costello. thank you. >> he is such a cutie. thanks for sharing. >> have a great day. "newsroom" starts now. and good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. we start with tom brady the iconic nfl quarterback speaking out, taking to facebook less than 24 hours after losing a fight to overturn his four-game suspension. brady writing, quote, i did nothing wrong, and no one in the patriots organization did either. brady's punishment was upheld yesterday after jaw-dropping accusations that he attempted to hide evidence that he had game
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balls under flated for a better grip. nfl commissioner roger goodell says brady had his assistant destroy his cell phone and sim card the same phone he used to allegedly send text messages during the now infamous deflate deflategate deflategate. bill belichick is expected to speak in an hour. we'll have that for you live. rachel nichols joins me with more than what brady had to say. jason is also here to weigh in. rachel. >> he was defiant and specific. he took the lead that the nfl players association started yesterday. the players association came out with a statement saying the phone business is a smoke screen. they went so far to say the nfl making the cell phone the issue was, quote, a new low, even for them. they weren't pulling any punches. >> he destroyed the cell phone on the very day the nfl asked
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for had. >> here is his explanation for that. he said i replaced my broken samsung phone -- tom brady, by the way, who will name check any company because he gets paid he knows he is an endorser. i replaced my phone with a new iphone 6 after my attorneys made it clear to the nfl my phone device would not be subjected to investigation under any circumstances. the nfl does not have subpoena power. he was always able to say i'm not giving up the phone. his point is i told them i wasn't going to give up the phone. he said i have never written, texted emailed to anybody at any time related to football air pressure before this issue was raised at the afc championship game in january. to suggest that i destroyed the phone to avoid giving the nfl information it requested is completely wrong. then he went on to say, regardless the nfl knows that mr. wells -- that's the investigator -- already had all relevant communications with the
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patriots that either mr. wells saw or that i was questioned about in my appeal hearing. there is no quote, smoking gun. and this controversy is manufactured to distract from the fact that they have zero evidence of wrong-doing. again, tom brady making the case that the players association did, that this is a smoke screen. and i will say that after destroying the cell phone, brady, in his appeal hearing, went to the point of getting his own phone records from the phone company and, even though he was not required to handing them over to the nfl from that time period so they could see who he texted. as we know the records don't know what the texts said. that is what the nfl is hanging on right there. >> i'm still getting over the fact he had 10,000 texts on that phone. that's crazy. in a four-month period. >> there is data about how certain age groups text. tom brady, despite being in his late 30s texts like a millennial. >> jason, you represent these kinds of guys. is tom brady being genuine? >> well i think we would all be
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naive to believe that he threw out the phone, the timing of it is all very questionable. i think most of us who get a new phone in -- begin laypeople keep our phone thinking what if i lose something from the transfer. i think it's all questionable. it's sort of cliche but the coverup seems to be more of the problem than the actual crime. and the union coming out claiming that while the process is not -- well i think the issue is integrity on both sides. i think tom is claiming the integrity and the hearing and the trial asoerketsociated was all diminishing and suspect and the union -- the nfl is saying the same thing, which is the integrity of the game. they're both claiming an integrity issue, just from different sides. >> is there any doubt that tom brady will sue? >> i mean the nfl p.a. expects to file today in federal court
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in minnesota in the court that's been most friendly to players on the labor side of things. the nfl has preemptively filed their own lawsuit in new york. so this is not even over by a longshot. we'll be talking about this for a long time. we'll have to see if the brady side can get an injunction so he can start playing at the beginning of the season while this is all going on. training camp starts today. >> one last question for you jason. because i think the nfl will have a hard time. first of all, roger goodell has handed out these arbitrary punishments. ray rice got a two-game suspension for knocking out his wife. tom brady gets a four-game suspension for supposedly deflating footballs or ordering people to deflate footballs. plus there is no evidence because the texts are gone. >> right. i think that's a big problem for the public adrian peterson can
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play. greg hardy, if those of us who are familiar with it read the transcript of what went on in his situation. ray rice has basically been banished from the nfl, whether it's because of what roger goodell demanded or the reality of the pr associated with signing someone like ray rice. but he deflated footballs and he is now not going to play. the fact that it's in the same conversation is somewhat inherently hypocritical and i think that's a problem for the nfl. >> thanks to both of you. i appreciate it. in just about 30 minutes the secretary of state john kerry and other top obama administration officials will be on capitol hill addressing the senate armed services committee as they try to convince law makers to back a nuclear agreement with iran. yesterday secretary kerry warned that not passing the bill will accelerate iran's path to a nuclear weapon. bringing in peter binarn.
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good morning, peter. >> good morning. >> the big thing in the hearing yesterday was the supposed side deal between weapons inspectors the iaea and iran. secretary kerry said he hasn't even read the side deal. am i getting that right? >> they're claiming that these are technical agreements that are usually signed by the iaea and other countries and that there is nothing unusual here. but this is not a normal situation. this is all getting tremendous scrutiny by congress and there are a lot of people in congress who are looking for any opportunity to try to undermine political support for the deal. it's a good example of the kind of pressure the obama administration is under on this question. >> well yesterday's hearing was quite fiery. we expect the hearing later this morning to be fiery as well. what do you suppose is going to happen with this deal? is there any possibility that law lawmakers might change their minds? >> to end up scuttling this deal
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you would need to have a substantial number of democrats breaking with the president. even if congress passes some kind of legislation opposing the deal the president with veto it. he only needs one-third of one house of congress to sustain the veto. so even if all the republicans oppose him, they're going to have to be a significant number of democrats who vote to override the veto too. i think, at the end of the day, democrats will be hard pressed to basically scuttle the most significant foreign policy achievement of this president's administration. so i think it's hard to imagine that obama loses on this at the end of the day. >> i would like you to put the deal into perspective. it's been described in apocalyptic terms. give us the real deal. >> what this does is it puts restrictions on iran's nuclear program. it doesn't dismantle the infrastructure but puts pretty significant limits on iran's
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pathway to a bomb in terms of how much enriched uranium they can have how highly they can enrich it how much centrifuges they can have, all the things you need to do to get to a tom. it has the whole process for the iaea to inspect to make sure iran is living up to the obligations. critics say it doesn't mean inspectors can go anytime, anywhere. but you have 24-hour electronic surveillance of these sites but cameras and tamper-proof seals and that country has ever submitted to this level of inspection before. is it a perfect deal? absolutely not. but it's better than the alternative and the critics by and large have not fleshed out a clear plan for how you could scuttle this deal and get to a better alternative that would put more pressure on iran. >> thanks for the insight. still to come in the
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"newsroom" -- >> his face got red. he shook his finger at me and he screamed you're disgusting. >> scathing allegations that donald trump called a lawyer disgusting for wanting to take a break to use her breast milk pump. will it distract from the front-runner's status? we'll talk about that. plus confessions of the prison tailor who helped two prisoners escape. what she says about her relationship with the killers next. when laquinta.com sends craig wilson a ready for you alert the second his room is ready ya know what he becomes? great proposal! let's talk more over golf. great. how about over tennis?
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scathing new allegations against presidential candidate donald trump. lawyer elizabeth beck claims trump called her disgusting back in 2011 after she asked to take a break during a deposition so she could pump breast milk. the allegations which were first reported by "the new york times"
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date back to a lawsuit over a failed real estate project. >> he had an absolute melt-down when i said that i needed the break and it was for breast pumping purposes he got up his face got red, he shook his finger at me and he screamed "you're disgusting. you're disgusting." and he ran out of there. and we were not able to conclude his deposition that day. what kind of a -- of a leader of the united states would that be? is he going to behave that way when he is negotiating treaties with china or russia? >> trump's team is already firing back. a lawyer for the billionaire candidate says this quote, this was in no way a statement about her decision to breast-feed or pump. it was solely the fact that she
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appeared to be doing it in the middle of a deposition. all right. so let's talk about this latest controversy. that first big debate is coming up next week. bringing in cnn political reporter sierra murray in washington. donald trump is tweeting about this. what's he saying? >> he is tweeting up quite a storm since elizabeth beck was on air basically saying this woman knows nothing about me. why is she talking about me. he is saying she lost some of the cases and had to pay legal fees and saying that it seems like the reason he was offended was because she wanted to breast pump in front of him. as you can see from the back and forth there, it sounds like there was a bit of a disagreement about whether they were actually going to take a break and let her breast pump. as many breast-feeding mothers know you don't have a lot of leeway in terms of when it's time to breast pump. you need to do it. i'm sure some women won't take too kindly about how donald trump reacted to this. >> it's also a law in the state of new york that you have to
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give women a break to use the pump. it's -- >> new york has very permissive laws that a la forllow for breast feeding in public and private places. they require employers to give you time and space to breast pump. it's unclear exactly which of the rules would have applied, if any, in this situation. it is clear that donald trump may not have handled himself as calmly as he could have. >> plus he does have children. just saying. do you suppose this will even matter in the grand scheme of things? will it come up on the debate stage next week? >> it's difficult to know if this will come up during the debate. i do think there are probably some women who would be turned off by this. but there are a lot of voters that this issue won't resonate for. it is clear everyone is looking ahead to the big debate. last night don lemon asked donald trump has he was preparing. let's look at what he said. >> this debate is coming up. are you ready for it? >> i have absolutely no idea how
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to answer that questio. i am me. i don't have polsters. i have a lot of money, much more money than all of them put together and all of their phony contributions put together. but you have to understand. i want to be me. i am what i am. i am what i am. i mean the debate coach. look romney had a debate coach. obama had a debate coach. frankly i thought obama was terrible. i have to be myself don. if it's not good enough that's okay. i'll go on to other things. i'll ride into the sunset do more buildings and create some more jobs and that's okay. >> carol, this is a really interesting comment, i think, because it really seemed like he was sort of trying to ramp down expectations for how he'll do in the debate. who knows what this "ride off into the sunset" means. i can't imagine donald trump would pull out of the race if he doesn't have a great debate showing. but he is sounding more demure
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than previously. i'll be joined by one of "the daily beast" reporters who published the report later this hour. a political bombshell sends republican lawmakers scrambling to the house floor. mark meadows is on a campaign to oust john boehner. he filed a resolution accusing him of centralizing decision-making and, quote, bypassing the majority of the 435 members of congress and the people they represent. the resolution does not say who would replace boehner. critics of congressman meadows accuse him of staging a battle to boost his own fund raising. time is slipping away in the desperate search for two teenagers still lost at sea. they've been missing since friday. their overturned boat found two days later 77 miles off the florida coast.
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officials say that after today the chances of survival are grim. alina machado is live in jupiter. good morning. >> reporter: the gosecoast guard has been searching for the teens and following up on potential leads. the most recent one off the georgia coast where a good samaritan called the gose card to report he had seen an object in the water. they didn't find anything after checking on it with a helicopter. they were back out this morning just to make sure they didn't miss anything even though their computer models say it's in an area where the teens are not likely to be found. now, so far the coast guard has searched more than 30,000 nautical miles and they've only been able to find the teens' capsized boat. authorities say, as time continues to go by with no sign of these missing teens, the situation is growing increasingly dire for them. the families though and friends are still staying hopeful that these teens will be
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found alive. listen to this. >> they put on snapchat saying they -- saying "peace out." and i don't know what that meant to them. but i think they just went out fishing and saw the storm and decided not to come in thought they were invincible and could conquer it. >> they're really smart, intelligent boys and i know that they -- they know what they're doing on the water, so it's just crazy that this happened to them. i know that they're safe and that they're going to come home soon. >> reporter: this community continues to rally behind the families. so far the families have been able to raise more than $133,000. money they hope will fund some of the private searches they hope will continue for a while, carol. still to come in the "newsroom," and florida man accused of plotting to blow up a
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in a florida jail this morning, harlem suarez is charged with plotting to blow up a beach in key west with a home made bomb. he planned to build a bomb packed with nails, hide is under the beach and debt natetonate it with a cell phone. let's check in with evan perez, who is following this for us. key west? >> good morning, carol. that's right. this is what the alleged -- this is what the -- what the fbi says harlem suarez was allegedly plotting to do. he had been working behind the scenes with an fbi undercover
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informant and an undercover fbi agent. once they realized that they say he had planned to do this he -- apparently an anonymous source tipped off the feds back in april after suarez contacted this person to try to recruit -- to recruit with this person to join isis according to this fbi complaint. and apparently that's when the fbi investigation began. now, in may, a month after the fbi began investigating, they found out that suarez had ordered an ak-47 over the internet and arranged for it to be delivered at a pawn shop in key west. he never picked up the weapon because of a clerical error. that's when the fbi realized he was serious and introduced him to an undercover agent. we have a statement from his attorney. i'll read it to you. it says i will say at this stage it appears harlem may be a troubled and confused man, but he is certainly not a terrorist. he comes from a very good
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hard-working family from cuba that arrived in 2004 because they yearned for freedom and raised their son to love this country. it's an unusual case certainly and it does appear that this young man was not really thinking through what he was doing, carol, because you know you send facebook messages to -- to someone openly saying that you want to recruit them to isis. it's sure to get the fbi's attention. >> and how many alleged isis sympathizers has the fbi routed up so far? >> you know so far suarez makes 51 just since the beginning of this year. it shows you what is happening right now. the fbi says there are hundreds of people they're investigating all over the country. we expect more in the coming days and weeks. so this is a problem that is still very difficult for the fbi to get its hands on. >> adam perez reporting live from washington for us. thank you. >> thanks, carol.
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good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. donald trump is standing by. one of his top advisers despite a political fire storm. michael cohen, the executive vice president of the trump organization told the"the daily beast" beast" quote, you cannot rape your spouse. cohen apologized for the remark and trump says he was not speaking for him. now the real estate mogul is taking aim at "the daily beast." >> first of all, the"the daily beast" beast" is a failing, financially disastrous i guess you'd call it a website. it has nothing going for itself. it starts off by they have nothing to lose. they can say whatever they want. second of all, this was totally a false reporting, and they knew that. so i could understand somebody like michael cohen, who is an excellent lawyer being extremely angry about it. third of all, to top it off -- and it was so nice that as you know ivana issued a statement
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which you read that it was totally false and the whole thing never took place. it was all about her. she ended it by saying i think he would make an incredible president. >> joining me now one of "the daily beast" reporters who wrote the controversial article. thank you so much for being with me brandy. >> thanks. >> you heard what donald trump said. daily beast is losing money. you're desperate. you wrote this article. >> well that's what he says right, anybody that goes against donald. anybody that has something to say that he doesn't like we're losers. we are poor. we're ugly. these are the things that he says. these are the comebacks that he has for people that disagree with him or people that pull out things that he's embarrassed or doesn't want to be in the limelight. >> he's remarkably consistent in the way he criticizes people who criticize him. we just had a lawyer on who said that donald trump was disgusted by her need to breast-feed and he has been tweeting about her
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24/7 on cnn interview on cnn. she lost. she got legal fees. i loved beating her. she was easy. lawyer beck was easy for me to beat. got total win and legal fees. tweets from donald trump after her interview aired. >> he didn't say anything about the actual event, just that she is a loser. the end. move on. >> right. well on the other hand ivana trump did come forward, and she said she wasn't raped. she said those things in the heat of a nasty divorce and things like that happen. she also said that donald trump would make a great president. so why did the"the daily beast" feel the need to publish this? >> she softened her stance as part of a gag order. the book that we talked about was published after the divorce proceedings, after a $14 million settlement. part of the settlement was a gag
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order that she can no longer speak with donald trump or their marriage without donald trump's consent. so you can bet that those caveats went through donald trump's organization. now, i didn't see anywhere in her statements that those things that she said in a sworn deposition about the alleged assault didn't happen. i saw that the story is without merit. i saw that they're great friends. i saw trump 2016, but i have yet to hear her say that she lied about what happened that night. she softened i didn't mean criminal rape but i felt violated. it happened. >> what does that have to do with him running for president of the united states? >> right. so you know trump is -- he is notorious for telling us he's going to run all the way up to the last minute and stopping short and saying i have to go back and do my television show or do this go make money. now he is the front-runner in the gop. he is going to get scrutiny. the past is important. people want to know what kind of
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character this person has. what he's said about rape in the past what he's said about important situations that voters care about. this is just the tip of the iceberg. if he can't handle this, i wonder about him going forward. >> has he threatened to sue "the daily beast"? >> only through michael cohen so far. i haven't been to work yet today. he is one of the most litigious people i've ever heard of. he has sued countries, he's sued stand-up comedians. he has threatened to sue everybody from rosie o'donnell to whoever, to us i guess. so not yet, but who knows. >> brandy thanks for stopping by. appreciate it. still to come her graphic confession. joyce mitchell in her own words. the sex, the lies and why she felt she couldn't stop helping two convicted killers escape. plus an american dentist hunts in africa and sparks outrage around the world. now he could face poaching
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a stunning and at times x-rated confession. joyce mitchell in her own words explaining her illicit relationship with inmate richard matt. in tears as she confessed to helping them escape from the prison where she worked in upstate new york. mitchell now facing time herself. in a multi-page confession mitchell details richard matt's grooming process that led to favors. mitchell says she met matt in 2008. by october 2013 they're talking daily. a month later, the first favor, mitchell calls matt's daughter. in 2014 matt offers to paint mitchell a portrait in exchange for boxing gloves. fast forward to april of this year. their first kiss. by may their sexual relationship is escalating and the favors are becoming more clear to mitchell
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of matt's intentions. so let's talk about how this got out of control. with me now is percy pitser a former federal prison ward and now the executive vice president of creative corrections. thank you for being with me. >> thank you for having me. >> glad you're here. have you read the confession? >> yes, i have. and i think joyce mitchell is extremely fortunate with the sentence that she has. i mean just look at the situation. she provided the equipment that allowed these two life-sentence inmates, both for murder tools to effect the escape. she had sex with the inmate. she put the institutional staff at risk. she put the police officers that had to capture them at risk. she put the community at risk. and she cost the state millions of dollars. so i think she should be grateful for the sentence that she received. >> it's just unbelievable. i want to read to our viewers a
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bit of her confession. quote. after a couple days richard matt told me he and inmate sweat cut the holes and were going down in the pipes. i was already bringing stuff into him and didn't feel i could stop. i had known about them cutting the hole in the wall for three to four weeks. i believe i held inmate matt and sweat escape because i was caught up in the fantasy. i enjoyed the attention. i don't know where either of them are. nothing to follow. she got caught up in a fantasy? >> yeah. you know i've seen this over and over. not a lot but i've seen it several times in my career. generally it's not a very good home life or at least she thinks it's not or they think it's not. they think there is something better out there. but you know the point is she could have stopped it at any time. she could have gotten several people killed in this ordeal.
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>> well apparently she was afraid that -- that someone was going to harm her husband. i'm trying to figure out -- because when she had her first sexual contact with matt right, she said she felt compelled to do it because she was afraid. but i couldn't figure out what exactly she was afraid of. >> well i mean just put ourselves in that position. if somebody is threatening our spouse i mean i would come forward and tell. i probably at that time the most she would get is terminated from her job. but she allowed it to go on and continue. >> so what have we learned from all of this? anything? >> well i think -- you know prisons, when they have incidents like this -- and the governor mentioned it in his first interview, it's normally complacency. you go for a long period of time with nothing occurring in the
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institution and you become complacent. as a result incidents occur. >> percy, thanks so much for joining me this morning. i appreciate it. ending three years of public silence, the father -- the father of convicted colorado theater shooting james holmes testified on tuesday, telling the court he still loves his son. holmes' parents have been in the courtroom throughout their son's trial. robert holmes admitted there was a long family history of mental illness but said he had no idea his son was suffering any kind of disturbing thoughts before the shooting rampage. >> did you have any idea he was having these disturbing images in his head? >> no. i had no idea he was having intrusive or disturbing thoughts or anything like that. >> do you still love him? >> yes, i do. >> why? >> well he is my son. we always got along pretty well. he was always -- he was actually really an excellent kid. >> the sentencing phase of
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holmes' trial continues today. holmes' defense attorneys are trying to avoid the death penalty after a jury found holmes guilty last month of first degree murder charges. his mother arlene will likely be called to testify soon. i talked about the family devastated by the aurora shootings. while they blame james holmes they also blame a gun culture that's out of control. i was intrigued and saddened by that. there are so many examples of people who use guns to settle even the smallest score. we seem to have lost our respect for what guns are capable of what they can do kill. read more about it on cnn.com. i wrote an op-ed titled "feel disrespected full a gun." john kerry making his sales pitch for the iran nuclear deal. he says backing out would carry dire consequences. when account lead craig wilson books at laquinta.com. he gets a ready for you alert the second his room is ready. so he knows exactly when he can
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happening right now, secretary of state john kerry on capitol hill for a second day, making his pitch to congress to support the iranian nuclear deal. he is joined by the secretaries of defense and energy and the joint chiefs chairman. kerry told lawmakers yesterday killing the deal would put iran on the fast track to a nuclear weapon. a twitter account affiliated with iran supreme leader posted this image over the weekend. it appears to show president obama with a gun to his head saying the aggressive and criminal u.s. will lose any war with iran. cnn's barbara starr live at the pentagon to tell us more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol, as we look at the opening moments of the hearing, the chairman of the senate armed services committee, senator john mccain making his opening
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statement. john kerry may face a few sparks from yesterday when he was on the hill and there was a good deal of questioning of him about the fact that he may not have fully seen some side agreements that iran had with the international atomic energy agency. that they may have their own side agreements with the iranians about some aspects of iran's military program that the u.s. believes is involved with the nuclear program. so a lot of questions about that. but today is going to be even more interesting. general marty dempsey, chairman of the joint chiefs he is there with the three cabinet secretaries. they are political appointees. general dempsey with the president's senior military adviser. he is there to talk about what this deal means for the military balance in the middle east and whether he is militarily satisfied that u.s. and regional security can be maintained if the deal goes into
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general dempsey's not spoken about this at length publicly. we're going to be watching carefully to see what questions he gets and what he answers, of course because he has previously raised concerns that some of the sanctions may be lifted too quickly in some cases on issues like ballistic missiles and conventional arms trade by iran. so the first chance we really have if they question general dempsey to hear his military thinking about the iran deal in depth. carol? >> we'll check back. barbara starr reporting live from the pentagon, thank you. an american who served 30 years in prison for spying for israel has been granted parole. jonathan pollard will be freed in november. the obama administration will not challenge the decision but says pollard's release is not a favor to israel which is strongly opposed to that nuclear deal with iran. pollard was convicted of passing u.s. government secrets to israel while he worked as a navy intelligence analyst. israel later admitted to paying
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>> he's barely breathing. >> you can deal with yourself. i'm not going to deal with this okay. >> the dispatcher has now reportedly turned in his resignation. eight children are hurt, two critically after being struck by a huge tree, the tree falling on them outside the children's museum in pasadena, california. they participated in a summer day camp at the museum. museum workers, parents and emergency crews quickly responded cutting tree limbs to find the trapped children. city officials are now investigating. french police say one man died when 1,500 migrants tried to enter the channel tunnel last night. they say the victim was apparently hit by a truck. migrants have been swarming the tunnel trying to get into the uk. it's a story that's sparked international outrage. an american dentist faces withering attacks for killing
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cecil, a beloved and protected lion in zimbabwe. walter james palmer says he thought what he was doing was legal. here's cnn's david mckenzie. >> reporter: cecil was one of africa's best-known lions, a major tourist draw for zimbabwe. conservationists say he was lured out of the park and killed by an american hunter. this dentist from minnesota. in a statement, palmer admits to killing cecil but he says he didn't know the lion's significance and relied on the expertise of local guides. cecil's killing has sparked outrage on social media and renewed calls to ban trophy hunting. >> this is a very large male right here. >> reporter: con verservationists
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like this woman. >> for me, it's a form of sickness. >> reporter: does it make you angry? >> extremely angry. >> reporter: she runs lion's rock a sanctuary in south africa that has rescued scores of big cats. many of them were bred just to be hunted. when he's just a few weeks old, khan was taken away from his brother, bred to be killed. and trophy hunters for a gorgeous black mane lion like that will pay tens of thousands of dollars. lion numbers have plummeted, up to 90% in africa. wow. should trophy hunting be a crime? >> this is murder. it's really cold-blooded killing of a creature that cannot defend because if she can defend okay
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we're equal. >> reporter: and other conservations want the killing of cecil to spark change. >> david mckenzie joins us now on the phone from lion's rock, south africa. david, is it legal to hunt big game in that part of africa? >> reporter: carol, it might surprise you but sometimes it is in fact legal. big game hunters can pay tens of thousands of dollars in some cases to hunt lions and other members of the big five the cherished african animals that mostly tourists come and take photos of. but in this case this animal was lured outside of the national park according to authorities, and killed by this american dentist. and he's saying he believed it was all legal and effectively he's passing the buck onto these professional guides from zimbabwe. they are in court today facing
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charges and they want this american dentist to come in for questioning. >> david mckenzie reporting live from south africa this morning. the next hour of "cnn newsroom" starts now. good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. any moment now, new england patriots coach bill belichick will face reporters. the big question will he address tom brady's suspension. yesterday the nfl accused brady of trying to hide evidence from the nfl by destroying his cell phone. the iconic nfl quarterback already speaking out, slamming the nfl in a facebook post this morning. brady writing in part quote, i did nothing wrong and no one in the patriots organization did either. i have never written, texted e-mailed to anybody at any time
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anything related to football air pressure before this issue was raised at the afc championship game in january. to suggest that i destroyed a phone to avoid giving the nfl information it requested is completely wrong. brady's four-game suspension though was upheld after the nfl commissioner roger goodell said brady had his assistant destroy that cell phone and sim card the very same phone brady supposedly used to send those messages during the infamous deflategate. rachel nichols and david cornwell join me now. rachel tom brady wrote a lengthy response on his facebook page this morning. >> absolutely. there's two battles going on right now. there is the battle of public opinion which the nfl took the lead on yesterday with this cell phone issue because when they put it out there, tom brady destroyed his cell phone on the day nfl investigators came to talk to him, no matter what the truth is behind it, it doesn't
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look good. so there's that issue. then there's the issue of the actual battle that's happen to about in court. that's not going to be on the merits of the cell phone or even on the merits of deflectated footballs. that's all about procedure. that's all brady and the nflpa can appeal on now. we have two separate tracks going on now. depends on what you think is the most important. but tom brady's legacy is at issue here. the public opinion route, even if the procedure route goes well in court, public opinion route, not going very well right now. >> david, you're the attorney. what's going to happen? >> i think tom's going to lose both battles, both in the court of public opinion as well as in the judicial court. it's important to know that integrity of the game is probably the most important issue that a commissioner has authority to regulate. there are no hard-and-fast rules about what he should do or how he should do it. the only rule is that you cannot
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schaet. and if there's suspicious of cheating you have an obligation to cooperate. the strong weight of the evidence is that somebody cheated. and when tom destroyed that second phone, meaning there are three phones at issue, he only destroyed one of them. when he destroyed that second phone, as a matter of law, there is a presumption that he destroyed that phone because the information on it would have been harmful to him. so he will lose in the judicial court. and his statement today and i'm sure statements to come from others will be an attempt to water down that axiomatic rule of law. you destroyed that cell phone because you knew it would hurt you. >> but, rachel am i right? tom brady said he went to great lengths to provide the nfl with the information he had requested. >> he did. that's what the nfl players association is banking on. david's right. there will be statements from
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everyone. and the nflpa is calling this phone issue a smoke screen saying it's, quote, a new low even for the nfl offices to be fixateing on this phone when they say -- even the nfl acknowledges that brady after not being able to come up with the physical phone went to the phone company. got his own phone records and gave them to the nfl which tom brady, by the way, isn't required to do. the nfl has no subpoena power. that's another big mystery for all of us watching here. why destroy the phone at all? all you would have had to say is i'm not giving it to you because he didn't have to. the idea they destroyed it is a real mystery. and the second idea that they told the nfl they destroyed it is also a bit of a mystery. the only people at that point i would assume who knew he destroyed the phone were himself, his wife gisele maybe his assistant -- who knows, maybe they thought they couldn't keep it quiet. >> i hope you can stick around.
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we're akuwaitingwaiting bill belichick to get behind the stand. unprofessional and a lack of self-control is how lawyer elizabeth beck describes what she calls a meltdown by donald trump when she asked to take a break so she could pump breastmilk during a deposition in 2011. the allegations date back to a lawsuit over a failed real estate project. >> he had an absolute meltdown when i said that i needed the break and it was for breast pumping purposes he got up. his face got red. he shook his finger at me and he screamed you're disgusting you're disgusting, and he ran out of there. and we were not able to conclude
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his deposition that day. what kind of a leader of the united states would that be? is he going to behave that way when he's negotiating treaties with china or russia? >> trump is already firing back tweeting this quote, cnn did not say that lawyer beck lost the case and i got legal fees. also she wanted to breast pump in front of me at the deposition. of course, the lawyer beck denies that. by the way, as i said, the lawyer denies that. let's bring in cnn political reporter sarah murray. good morning, sarah. will this make any difference at all? >> morning, carol. difficult to say if this is going to make a difference. people sort of know that donald trump can be a little bit brash, a little bit brazen. i don't necessarily think they would be that surprised to see him say this. we have a comment from his lawyer who was in the room with him at the time. and he said the comment was in no way a statement about her
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decision to breastfeed or pump it was solely the fact that she was appearing to do it in the middle of a deposition. we have the transcript of what was happening leading up to this sort of disgusting comment. and during the transcript she says can we take a break? and donald trump says no. and then think go off the record and that's when this heated exchange happened. it seems like in the middle of this deposition there were some heated comments flying back and forth. difficult to say whether this will ultimately end up hurting donald trump although i'm sure it will give a couple of women a second thought about casting their vote in support of him. >> this is the second strange controversy to come out about donald trump. we all remember "the daily beast" article pointing out that years ago during a divorce proceeding ivana trump accused him of rape in a court proceeding -- i have to pause on this donald trump conversation
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to go back to bill belichick because he's approached -- actually robert kraft, the owner of the patriots organization is approaching the podium. >> in light of yesterday's ruling i felt it was important to make a statement today prior to the start of training camp. after this i will not be talking about this matter until after the legal process plays itself out. and i would advise everyone in the organization to do the same. and just concentrate on preparation for the 2015 season. the decision handed down by the league yesterday is unfathomable to me. it is routine for discipline in the nfl to be reduced upon appeal. in the vast majority of these cases, there's tangible and hard evidence of the infraction for which the discipline is being
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imposed. and still the initial penalty gets reduced. six months removed from the afc championship game the league still has no hard evidence of anybody doing anything to tamper with the psi levels of footballs. i continue to believe and unequivocally support tom brady. i, first and foremost, need to apologize to our fans because i truly believe what i did in may, given the actual evidence of the situation and the league's history on discipline matters, would make it much easier for the league to exonerate tom brady. unfortunately, i was wrong. the league's handling of this entire process has been extremely frustrating and disconcerting.
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i will never understand why an initial erroneous report regarding the psi level of footballs was leaked by a source from the nfl a few days after the afc championship game was never corrected by those who have the correct information. for four months that report cast apersianspersions and shaped public opinion. yesterday's decision was released under an erroneous headline that read tom brady destroyed his cell phone. this headline was designed to capture headlines across the country and obscure evidence regarding the tampering of air pressure in footballs. it intentionally implied nefarious behavior and minimized the acknowledgment that tom
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provided the history of every number he texted during that relevant time frame. and we had already provided the league with every cell phone of every nfl -- non-nfl pfa employee that they requested, including head coach bill belichick. tom brady is a person of great integrity and is a great ambassador of the game both on and off the field. yet for reasons that i cannot comprehend, there are those in the league office who are more determined to prove that they were right rather than admit any culpability of their own or take any responsibility for the initiation of a process and ensuing investigation that was flawed. i've come to the conclusion that this was never about doing what was fair and just. back in may, i had to make a
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difficult decision that i now regret. i tried to do what i thought was right. i chose not to take legal action. i wanted to return the focus to football. i have been negotiating agreements on a global basis my entire life. i know there are times when you have to give up important points of principle to achieve a greater good. i acted in good faith and was optimistic that by taking the actions i took the league would have what they wanted. i was willing to accept the harshest penalty in the history of the nfl for an alleged ball violation because i believed it would help exonerate tom. i have often said if you want to get a deal done sometimes
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you have to get the lawyers out of the room. i had hopes that tom brady's appeal to the league would provide roger goodell the necessary explanation to overturn his suspension. now the league has taken the matter to court, which is a tactic that only a lawyer would recommend. once again, i want to apologize to the fans of the new england patriots and tom brady. i was wrong to put my faith in the league. given the facts, evidence and laws of science that underscore this entire situation, it is completely incomprehensible to me that the league continues to take steps to disparage one of its all-time greatest players and a man for whom i have the
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utmost respect. personally this is very sad and disappointing to me. now, i know the real reason you came here was to hear coach belichick. so i'll turn the podium over to him. >> bob, can you change anything? for the start of training camp. right now, we're in a long step-by-step process as we head into the beginning of the 2015 season. so we're just going to take it one day at a time. we've got some preparation work to do in terms of conditioning and going through some policies and things like that trying to get everybody on the same page like we normally do.
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we'll try to have a good day today and then try to have another one tomorrow and just string them along day by day. that's really where we're at. i think robert took care of the other situation. tom's had a statement. so there's nothing really to talk about there. won't be dealing with that at all. just try to get the team ready and prepare for the regular season as we always do and as we did all spring. so there's really no change for us on the football team. >> [ inaudible question ]. >> we're going to take it day to day, just like we always do. >> do you believe as tom brady says that he believes neither he nor anyone in the organization did anything wrong? >> we'll start training camp today and get ready for the 2015 season starting today.
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>> coach, is there something wrong about a system where these cheating [ inaudible ] -- >> it's already been addressed. >> can you elaborate a little? >> no. >> why not? >> because it's already been addressed. >> people have a lot of questions, public demand -- >> you heard what robert just said. it's already been addressed. maybe you should go back and look at your notes. it's already been addressed. >> were you surprised by roger's decision? >> we'll continue to get the team ready for the 2015 season. >> how difficult is getting ready when you may not know who your quarterback will be for the first four games? >> vintage bill belichick. he says he's not going to talk about it. he ain't going to talk about it. still wearing that sweatshirt.
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robert kraft, passionate remarks. rachel nichols, he is angry. >> he is. i want to note bill belichick doesn't even have the sleeves cut off that sweatshirt that's dedication. you have to point that out. robert kraft -- make no mistake, he's been roger goodell's biggest supporter for years and he is one of the most powerful owners in the nfl. the level of the shot that he just walked out on that podium and took at roger goodell and the nfl is enormous and could have serious reverberations. he basically is saying that he was duped. he said he agreed -- when he kept referring to the decision he made in may, what he's talking about is his decision after the initial round of punishments came out to as a team quote, accept the nfl's decision. now, the entire time they did it kicking and screaming. they published that whole website saying how the ted wells report was wrong but they said despite, they felt that they were being railroaded they would be the good soldiers take the largest fine in nfl history
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and they would also accept punishment so that they could move on as one of the 32 as they like to say in the nfl. and he said explicitly today that he hoped in taking the deal it would, as he said exonerate tom brady or at least make things easier on tom brady or reduce the suspension of tom brady. a little quid pro quo. and a couple of weeks ago, we saw robert kraft palling around at the billionaire's conference with roger goodell. you had to assume settlement talks were in the works. that certainly seemed the road it was going down. and robert kraft clearly felt that was the road it was going down. for this to come out yesterday, not only does tom brady still get four games, not only does roger goodell and the nfl specifically create this whole cell phone issue where previously that really hadn't been what we were talking about, robert kraft is very angry. and i don't think he's going to come down from this because he was angry in the first place and
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he got talked down from that ledge. i think he's way out now. i don't think roger goodell is getting bob kraft back on his side. >> i want to bring back in david cornwell, he's an attorney. i want to know david, what do you make of this? robert kraft is angry and he says there seems to be some sort of weird thing by the nfl to tarnish tom brady. >> it's unfortunate. i was a lawyer in the nfl office for commissioner pete rozel and during that period i worked with commissioner roger goodell. this is unprecedented, the attack that mr. kraft just lodged at the nfl office because more than the words and more than the facts, what he just did was question the integrity of the people that run the league. that's troublesome to me because i don't think he's right. you have two employees that
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takes balls into the bathroom. you have the balls tested at halftime and there's a significant difference between the patriots' balls and the colts' balls. you have tom refusing to cooperate with the investigation and destroying evidence. and he says there's no hard evidence. well it's rare that you have a smoking gun in a case. it is what's more likely than not. and it is more likely than not in this case based on the facts that somebody cheated. and whether it's a ball steroids or fixing games, you can't cheat in professional sports. that's why the nfl has hundreds of millions of fans worldwide. you can't cheat. and when you find cheaters you've got to come down on them hard for two reasons -- one, to deter cheating by anybody and, two, to protect all the guys that play the game and don't cheat. this was wrong by robert kraft.
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i don't agree that the basis for this is that somebody in the league office has no integrity. it's because they have a dispute over the facts. and it's just that simple. >> well i'm sure it's bound to get uglier as time passes on. rachel, david, thanks to both of you. i'll be right back. let's say both of your kids are going on a trip, but they each have to ride in a different vehicle. the chevrolet traverse has a 5-star overall vehicle score for safety. the honda pilot does not. which child goes in which vehicle? ♪ how does a mom make a choice knowing that? i mean... just kidding. we can all go in the traverse. yesss. chevrolet traverse. with available active safety technologies to help avoid frontal collisions and drifting across lanes.
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a florida man is behind bars this morning accused in a chilling isis-inspired home-grown terror plot according to the fbi, a young man named harlem suarez wanted to build a bomb out of a backpack full of nails and then detonate it by using a cell phone on a beach in key west during fourth of july celebrations. let's talk about the accused. i'm joined by steve buchi. welcome, sir.
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>> thanks for having me. >> what do you make of this kid? >> he's kind of the classic example of a remotely radicalized young man. he was approached online. he got the ideas. he started to display some of the intentions. and fortunately for us unfortunately for him, the people he reached out to to try and accomplish this were the good guys and they caught him. . >> his last name is suarez. his parents are cuban immigrants immigrants. supposedly he was inspired by isis. that's just strange because it wasn't religion at least we don't know what exactly it was. but it doesn't appear to be religion that inspired him. >> well it is religion that inspired him. some of these folks that they are now reaching out to are not presently muslims. they're from other faiths. they're from other backgrounds.
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but the effect of isis' propaganda campaign is even touching disaffected individuals who are outside the group that we would normally think that they would be able to reach. >> his attorney says he's a troubled young man. he wanted to feel powerful and he's not -- i don't know. he didn't say this young man was mentally ill but he said he was troubled. and isis seems to inspire those kinds of young people. >> they do. and with almost every one of these kids that have been involved in this stuff, the males and the females, there's some issue theres that a place where this propaganda can put a hook into them and draw them in and get them involved in this stuff. it's going to happen more and more. isis is very good at this. the only way we can stop it is to remove the motivation that sous
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isis is a winning team. that has to happen over in iraq and syria. but it needs to be done soon. >> steven bucci, thank you for your insight. good news is on the horizon for your wallet. you could be paying two bucks or even less for gas by the end of this year. alison kosik is here with me. really? >> really. it's coming to a gas station near you. the thousands of gas stations, the prediction is, by december. an analyst with the oil information service says that as soon as we clear labor day, his expectation is you'll see gas prices cut by anywhere from ten to 15 cents a gallon. why is that happening? it's simple supply and demand. right now there's an oversupply or a glut of oil not just here in the u.s. but globally. you have less demand as you see economies showing down in europe and in china. so what happens? you see oil prices drop like a rock. did you know that oil prices
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have fallen almost 20% just this month? of course this price now of oil around $47 a barrel getting close to the lows we saw in march. this is the second time around we've seen oil really get hit. we saw prices fall $100 over a series of a couple of months last summer. this is sort of round two. you can expect to see gas prices really get to that $2 level on average by december. >> what if it hits $1.99? >> imagine that. >> it would be like going back in time. >> right. >> i can't remember that far back. >> i know. age. i'm the same way. >> alison kosik, many thanks. still to come in the "newsroom," hillary clinton sidesteps a question about the keystone pipeline again. why she's not giving a straight answer, next.
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the controversy over the keystone pipeline will it become an issue for hillary clinton? listen to what the democratic presidential candidate said in a town hall gathering in new hampshire. a voter, a supporter asked her to give a yes or no answer on whether she would support the project to bring oil from canada into the united states. >> this is president obama's decision. and i am not going to second-guess him because i was in a position to set this in motion and i do not think that would be the right thing to do. so i want to wait and see what he and secretary kerry decide. if it's undecided when i become president, i will answer your question. >> all right. that didn't make some of hillary clinton's supporters very happy. but i'd like to introduce you to this young man, will pierce the
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founder and executive drert ofirector of draft biden. he wants vice president joe biden to enter the race. welcome. >> thank you very much, carol. >> thanks for being with us. first of all, what did you think about hillary clinton's answer to whether she would approve or disapprove of the keystone pipeline? >> well carol, we're focused on the vice president running in this upcoming presidential election. secretary clinton, we believe she's a great candidate and has done a lot of great things for our country. but we believe the vice president with his 30 plus years of experience as a united states senator, his foreign policy experience his domestic experience is what's needed in this country. and we have over 180,000 supporters who went to our website and signed up to support him because they believe this is a man who is what we need right now in our lifetime. >> some people believe it's odd joe biden hasn't entered the presidential race. why do you think he hasn't?
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>> i think he's been watching and looking at the landscape. he's been focused on being the vice president as well. if you look at the most recent polling, he's been polling -- we've been seeing a lot of supports who believe he should be running. but on the flip side we're seeing it's still a little bit too early in the race. we still have some ways to go and some supporters just wait and see what the vice president does as well. >> you know what some critics might say about joe biden. he has a penchant for some verbal gaffes. does that bother you? >> that doesn't bother me at all. the thing is this. he's real he's honest and he says what he means. some supporters said they like the vice president because they know whatever he says it's an unscripted answer it's not from a teleprompter or from a speechwriter. his word is his bond. you can take his word to the bank. and i'm an army veteran.
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i deployed over to iraq and afghanistan. and the vice president's commitment to the military is very important to us as well. >> when you talk about authenticity does that mean you don't think hillary clinton is authentic? >> it's not that, carol. it's just when we look at all the candidates and potential candidates out there, we believe the vice president is the perfect candidate. right now on the democratic field, we only have five candidates running. and i view the whole entire primary process like a playoff before the super bowl. you want to make sure your team's ready, your candidate's ready. it's not going to be a competitive democratic primary because we don't have as many candidates in there. but with the vice president in there, we can have a robust debate and talk about key issues kuchs such as the keystone pipeline and get more ideas out there. >> will thanks for joining us. still to come in the "newsroom," for the first time in three years, we're hearing from the family of the convicted colorado theater shooter. the shooter's father says he had no clue his son was mentally ill.
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the mother of the colorado movie theater shooter is expected on the witness stand later today. in the sentencing phase of the trial. the jury is deciding whether to sentence the convicted killer to life in prison or the death penalty. james holmes' father robert testified yesterday that there was a long family history of mental illness but he said he had no idea his son was suffering any kind of disturbing thoughts before he opened fire in that movie theater. >> did you have any idea he was having these disturbing images in his head? >> no i had no idea he was having disturbing thoughts or anything like that. >> do you still love him? >> yes, i do. >> why? >> well he's my son and we always got along pretty well. and he was actually an excellent kid. >> joining me now to talk about
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this jerry jackson whose son matthew was killed in the shooting rampage. good morning. thank you for being with me. >> thank you for having me. >> i can't imagine how difficult it is for you to talk about this. but i have to ask you, what did you think about the father's testimony in court? >> as far as his son being insane and having that mental illness, maybe he did. but at the time that he was doing all the planning i have to believe that he did not have any kind of episode. >> the father said he was an excellent kid, he saw no signs of mental illness. it's just kind of hard to believe. >> yeah. i would have thought that there would have been some kind of sign. but then again, i have not had a child with mental illness. so i cannot relate to that.
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>> do you think that this man who killed your son should get the death penalty? >> do i think he should? yes. but as far as i'm concerned, as long as he is in prison for the rest of his life no matter how long that is at least he does not have the opportunity to hurt anyone else. and that is my main concern. >> the killer's mother is expected to take the stand later today. are you going to listen? >> no, i will not. it is very difficult for me to listen to whether it is the defense attorney or any of their witnesses, it's very difficult for me. >> before i let you go i'd love it if you'd tell us a little bit about your son.
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>> he was a young man that just loved life. he was always laughing always had a smile on his face. and he also did things just to pick up somebody else. if they're having a bad day, say something to them joke around with them and just loved life. one thing that he used to do was he would put his sunglasses on the top of his head and call that his man tiara. >> sounds like a sweetie. thank you so much for being with me gerry, i appreciate it. >> thank you. why is it for some people that the -- actually i wrote an op-ed on cnn.com/opinion on guns in america and how we might be
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secretary of state john kerry is testifying along with others in front of the senate armed services committee. they're trying to rally support for a nuclear agreement with iran. we just heard from the defense secretary ash carter. barbara starr joins us with an update from the pentagon. >> reporter: good morning, carol. as the hearing goes on a couple of points of contention emerging. senator john mccain there chairing the hearing grilling the witnesses, especially the energy secretary, about these potential what they're calling side deals, that's what congress is calling them with the international atomic energy agency and iran.
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there are confidential agreements by all accounts about the possibility military dimensions of iran's nuclear program and the congress wants to see all of that language. they want to know exactly what's been agreed to between the iaea and iran on the military dimensions of its nuclear program. of course the members of the cabinet cannot guarantee it because it's between two other entities iran and this international agency. so there's a lot on that. but you have defense secretary ash carter and the chairman of the joint chiefs at the table today really talking about the military dimensions for the u.s. if the agreement goes into play what will it mean for u.s. security in the middle east if iran commits aggression? have a listen to what the defense secretary had to say about that. >> if iran were to commit aggression our robust force posture ensures we can rapidly surge an overwhelming array of
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services in the region, leveraging our most sophisticated munitions that put no target out of reach. >> reporter: no target out of reach. what he means there by all accounts is that iran's nuclear facilities its buried underground facilities the ones so difficult to get to not off the table, not out of reach if any president of the united states were to order a military strike against iran top pentagon officials today taking the opportunity to assure congress if a president orders a strike, they can still do one. carol? >> all right. barbara starr reporting live from the pentagon, thanks so much. still to come in the "newsroom," a real-life incredible hulk a car blocking his path. don't make this guy angry.
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breaking news to pass along to you. the fbi and the u.s. justice department just holding a news conference in buffalo, new york to say they have made another arrest of a man after he traveled to turkey and then came back into the united states to recruit isis members. as he was attempting to travel to the middle east once again, the fbi made an arrest. here's the u.s. attorney. >> this information included allegations that he espoused violent jihad and that he did constitute a threat to those of us in the united states. these are very serious charges and if convicted of attempt to provide material support to isil as well as the members of this group, he could face up to 15 years in jail a $250,000 fine or both.
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this investigation is obviously continuing and at approximately 11:00, he will make his first appearance. and the government will be represented by assistant u.s. attorney joseph trippey who along with timothy lynch, another assistant u.s. attorney is well-known in our office and is jointly handling the case. unfortunately this is yet another occasion when the worldwide fight against international terrorism has returned to western new york. in fact this represents the second prosecution of a person who sought to support isil the first such prosecution began last year when our office unsealed charges against a person who's accused of being a recruiter for that terrorist organization. that case continues as we speak.
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two final messages in conclusion before i turn it over to my law enforcement partners, first isas i already indicated, information in this case came from members of the community. i can't thank people enough for following the admonition of law enforcement, if you see something, say something. as this case demonstrates our support across the community is strong and thanks to the efforts and the statements in bringing forward the information regarding this suspect, we in law enforcement now have been able to do something. secondly the threat posed by isil and other terrorist groups is simply so great and so grave that all of the law enforcement partners that you see behind me along with the many men and women who are members of these departments, have all -- >> all right. we'll break away. the suspect is 44 years old.
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the fbi placed him under arrest because apparently he was on his way to the middle east and then he would come back to the united states to allegedly recruit isis members here. we'll have much more on this in the coming hours on cnn. thank you for joining me today. i'm carol costello. "at this hour with berman & bolduan" starts now. donald trump firing back and a lawyer who says that trump had a meltdown over breast milk. the new insight into the presidential candidate while under oath. golden boy, cheater, destroyer of cell phones an instructor or justice of all of the above? tom brady fights back on the deflategate suspension and just now the patriots' owner lashes out. the american dentist at the center of the international outrage, accused of killing one of africa's most treasured lions, anger erupting around the world.

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