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really this is isn't like one side wins and one side loses, this is an emotional truce. it's the idea we're at least going to begin to talk. certainly there's changes that we all have to keep an eye on and keep advocating for, especially my generation in particular to make sure that what happens we move forward, move in the right direction. but it's the beginning. certainly it's an end of one era but it's the beginning and more work to do. more talking to do and i say it's like a married couple who may be leaving in the same house but haven't talked to each other for years. >> and they begin that conversation, they can start talking again. >> finally they're going to talk. >> richard blanco, thanks so much for your time. >> thank you. thank you all for joining us at this hour. "legal view" with ashleigh ban field starts right now.
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>> tom! don't settle, tom. patriots fans cheering on tom brady, not on the field but as he heads into federal court today to huddle with a judge over a possible settlement in the fight over his four-game suspension. also this hour, what happened inside that new york prison after two killers made their big break? inmates left behind claiming they paid the price for it. accusing guards of shackling, beating, even torturing them to get answers about the great escape. and wall street and the rest of the world reacting badly to china's unexpected currency move. your portfolio and 401(k) are
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smack in the middle of the cross hairs. hello, everybody, i'm ashleigh banfield, goed to have you with us. welcome to "legal view." first up, you can delete an e-mail but a scandal at the start of a presidential campaign season doesn't go away so easily. but hillary clinton sure is trying. five months after the world found out she used a private e-mail account and only a private e-mail account while secretary of state, she has agreed to give her private e-mail server based her n her home over to the justice department. the aides say there's nothing left on it. personal e-mails were deleted and tens of thousands of work-related e-mails with handed over to the state department last year during a benghazi probe. they also say none of the information was classified at the time though an inspector general who's investigating says some of it is classified now. and a couple of messages would
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even be considered top secret. cnn's elise labott is on the case. give me a sense, elise, if you can, of the timing. why mrs. clinton, secretary clinton, has been resisting giving over that server until now. >> ashleigh, the original request as you said was from that benghazi committee, the house select committee on benghazi which the clinton camp has really viewed as a political witch-hunt. now basically the justice department is voicing concerns about the server. they don't have it in government hands. they're concerned about anything that could have classified material outside of government control so the justice department asked secretary clinton to hand over that server and her spokesman nick merrill says clinton pledged to cooperate with the government inquiry, making that distinction between legitimate concerns about security that she wants to comply with and adding any fuel
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to the fire over these republican investigations. >> so sometimes in the confusing reporting, there are only things that stand out in a word cloud and the word cloud cob kind of deceiving. what are we looking at here? did she have e-mails that she was keeping or sending that were classified or even, say, at the level of top secret at the time she did it? meaning, when she did know and what did she know? >> it gets very confusing. okay, just to say, you can't take classified information from a classified server. all government agencies have their own classified server and you can't take material from there and then send it in an unclassified form. the material that we're talking about in these e-mails, four of them were found to be so far found to be classified, two of them top secret, were not marked or identified as classified by
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the state departmentment it's unclear as secretary clinton knew she was handling information that should have been on a secure server. it could have been that the information was never classified to begin with. it also could be that someone that was sending her e-mail read it on a secure system and talked about in the an unclassified form but didn't say this is classified material. so it gets confusing. >> i think we wait until we actually know how this settles and what the facts are before people weigh in on who's to blame and what could happen, especially when they start talking about criminal potential liability. elise labott, thank you for that, appreciate it. needless to say, the legal points may be lost in the political din that surrounds a figure who had her share of baggage to begin with. clinton's decision to give up her server after months of insisting she wouldn't, house speaker john boehner said -- and i will quote him directly -- "it's about time. secretary clinton's previous statements that she possessed no classified information were patently untrue. her mishandling of classified
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information must be fully investigated." joining me to gauge the impact of all of this on 2016 are editor-in-chief of the daily beast john avalon and also live from charlottesville, virginia, the director for the center for politics at the university of university of virginia, larry sabato. john, i want to start with you and give numbers to make this make more sense when the rubber hits the road. and they're poll numbers. a couple weeks ago quinnipiac asked its voters whether they considered hillary to be honest and trustworthy and look how they weighed in. 37% said yes but 57% said no. that looks troubling on its surface but donald trump is almost virtually identical. he doesn't get much in the way of honest and trustworthy, either. he's 33% yet and 58% no. does that matter? >> yeah, it matters when you're in the same ballpark as donald
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trump on trustworthiness. that's not good for a career public servant versus a reality show snake oil salesman. so that's not good news for the campaign. but it just goes to show, politics is perceptions but, ashleigh, you know that. and this is not just a distraction as the campaign has described it, it's done real political damage, particularly in swing states so it's something the campaign needs to deal with. she needs to deal with and they have apparently changed their tactics up to this point because they know they have to get it out in order to move on. >> larry, maybe i can ask you this. when other polling asked what people thought about the personal e-mail iing 51% though she used it for convenience not for something nefarious yet months and months went by before this decision was finally made. is it the perceived coverup more damage than anything that might have transpired? >> people don't fully understand
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this problem or scandal. naturally, they look to the behavior to see if there's anything suspicious or sneaky. well, this looks sneaky ashleigh, anybody who's been around for a while, nanybody wh watched carefully in the 1990s recognizes the clinton's m.o. here. the m.o. is to give out as little information as possible, to hunker down, to hope the storm passes and unfortunately for them what happens almost every time the the drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip of additional revelations, they elongate the scandal and thereby increase their problems and difficulties. >> john, if i could ask you this, if hillary's deficit right now is the trustworthiness or the honesty issue because, let's say she's got the liberal vote sewn up, possibly the black vote. she's doing pretty well, the women's vote. who would she choose as a running mate to maybe help
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balance out where she's lacking? >> that's what al gore tried to do with selecting joe lieberman in 2000 to take stink off association with the monica lewinsky scandal. let's preface this by saying it's way premature to be talking about vp nominees but if you want to play that game, do two ends of the spectrum. there's no constitutional reason that joe biden who is viewed by all as being honest to a fault couldn't be a nominee. if you want to go to the other end of the spectrum, corey booker who has an authenticity and youth and energy to him. those sorts of conversations, this she has to deal with herself. she can't hope association with someone else is going to wipe that stain away. >> and while it may be early for the three of us to discuss it, i have a feeling her camp has had lots of discussions already as they look forward. thank you to the two of you. appreciate it, john avalon and larry sabato, see you soon. up next, tom brady put a
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suit and tie on instead of suiting up for practice and headed into a federal courtroom because of a fight over his four-game suspension. so what about that whole "don't settle, tom" that they yelled. will he? sweeteners, preservatives, and no artificial smiles. because clean dressings, taste better. panera. food as it should be. i brto get us moving.tein i'm new ensure active high protein. i help you recharge with nutritious energy and strength. i'll take that. yeeeeeah! new ensure active high protein. 16 grams of protein and 23 vitamins and minerals. ensure. take life in.
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tom brady and nfl commissioner roger goodell are in a federal courtroom right now. it's weird to say that, i know. but they here in a mandated attempt to settle their differences, shall we say. i'll just say it, it's a legal battle over the quarterback's four game suspension for his role in deflategate. the two men got very different
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reactions from the crowd when they showed up to court this morning in new york. >> the liar has arrived. >> i don't know that anybody would expect differently. they love that guy, tom brady. the judge wants both of these sides to come to a compromise but both of these men seem to be digging in their heels. in the meantime, guess what's about to start? yup, the nfl season. it's less than 30 days away. is that going to matter? joining me now is cnn sports anchor rachel nichols who's been following today's proceedings closely along with hln legal analyst joey jackson and cnn legal analyst paul callan. rach rachel, people don't understand why they're in court in the first place. i'll get to that, but what's at
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issue? >> is that what we call it, leg smaltzy stuff? i think we have a new show. >> prime time, baby. >> these are two men sitting at opposite sides and cannot agree. the judge wants this'm to reach a settlement. he's known among his colleagues as the settlement judge. but right now on the nfl side they want brady to admit fault and on brady's side not only does he maintain his innocence he wants the nfl come-to-come off this idea that the procedure was fair. they feel not only was roger goodell judge, jury and executioner here in the way that overstepped his powers, they feel and they have alleged that evidence was sort of manufactured and bent the way it had to be for the nfl's case and that the rules were changed in the procedure. so that's what they're knocking heads on right now. judge berman met earlier today with both parties separately in his robing room -- we need a robing room, right, ashleigh?
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>> oh, i have up with. >> a perk of anchoring this show. >> it's in my contract. >> roger goodell got about 20 minutes, tom brady's side got a little more, about a half hour to hear their cases privately, then they've had discussions in open court. judge berman saying he wants to continue going on two tracks here. they are in federal mediation separately from this court case and that he also wants to continue the litigation that they are trying to reach some sort of agreement but as you can see they haven't gotten close yet. >> no, it hasn't. let me dig in on the procedural stuff. paul and joey, this is a little complicated, as we went into this disaster for these guys, it seemed to be an nfl issue. the nfl has rules and players have to abide. private organization, private entity, it's a business. i'm not sure how that jumps into "do what we say or you get in trouble" to a federal judge telling them what to do.
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take me down that path in a simple way. >> it shows when you throw a bunch of really smart highly-paid lawyers at a problem they come up with a work around. here's what the nfl did. they were afraid this case was going to wind up in minnesota if brady ended up starting a lawsuit and there's a judge in minnesota who's very friendly to the players' union. they were looking for home field advantage so what better place to put a new england patriots quarter back than new york city? so they file an action under federal law, there's a federal law that regulates labor management relations and they filed the action under that law to get the case into court in new york and hopefully get a favorable judge who will rule. >> anyone know if that judge is a giants' fan? that's a concern. >> of course they were doing that to confirm the award, to in essence say what they were doing -- the nfl as an entity, was appropriate and right and remember at issue here the whether or not there procedure is workable, viable and fair.
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>> but when you sign that contract with goodell and his friends, you signed on to it. >> here's what these lawyers did and why i say it's a clever move. this act governs the relationship between an employer and the union, the whole union. they're not saying that brady's decision individually has to be set aside. what they're saying is that there was an illegally involved and that will affect the entire union. so they're saying this is a big labor question. >> but therein lies the issue, because what illegality -- and here's what it boils down to. when you negotiate an agreement, both sides of that agreement negotiate, whether it's the employer and the employee, and it's called a collective bargaining agreement, a cba. in accordance with that collective bargaining agreement, you develop what rights, proceed yours are going to be followed. what are your protocols? what are your policies? as long as the commissioner follows those policies, says the commissioner, what have i done? of course, on the union side it's inherently flawed. it's inherently improper to have
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all points stop at the commissioner, he is the judge, the jury, the executioner. there has to be a et beer way. so ins lens there will be a better way coming out of this? there's two schools of thought. on the within hand, negotiate a better agreement. you want a better deal, negotiate a better agreement. on the other hand, it's inherently flawed, should not be a procedure like, this tom brady goes on to that field. >> you know what it's about, settlement. >> and timing. >> it's about settlement because the federal judge who has the face is a settling judge. he's got a reputation for settling cases and they want to get in the front of him. they're meeting behind closed doors and i'm betting you'll see them hash out an agreement and we'll never here the details of the evidence against brady. >> here's the problem, there is so much entrenched interest. you have tom brady's legacy here and it's a non-starter for the commissioner to say "accept the findings for the wells report" when they say "it was more probable than not you cheated."
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>> secret sealed settlement, end of case, folks. >> and he's supposed to be on the field, i can't wait to see what happens. you have to come back when we hear what the judge has to say. i say it's about timing, too. >> key word, resolution. >> rachel, good to see you my friend, i hope you get back to new york soon. >> and a robing room. >> and a robing room. you have to work that into your deal, girl. it's awesome. coming up next, the investigation is in and the rookie cop who shot and killed an unarmed 19-year-old in texas, he's no longer a rookie because he no longer has a job. we'll explain that in a moment.
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that texas police officer killed an unarmed college football player is not a police officer anymore. he's been fired. the chief of the police in arlington, texas, took officer brad miller's badge for what he calls "exercising poor judgment. miller was still in police field training when he shot dead 19-year-old christian taylor. taylor had crashed through the windows of a car dealership. prior to that he'd been seen on camera damaging and jumping on cars in that lot. miller's boss said that officer made wrong decisions, that he didn't communicate and that he went at it alone without a plan. cedric alexander is a cnn law enforcement analyst who's also on the president's task force on 21st century policing. all right, cedric alexander, at first blush we don't know the details yet but we had a rookie
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who discharged a weapon. ultimately the person who's dead did not have a weapon. is this a no brainer. >> i've been in an out of this profession for the past 38 years, ashleigh. one thing rookies never do in their training is that you never leave the side of your field training officer. and under no circumstances do you do that unless you're directed to do so. just doesn't happen. >> so -- and we know for a fact that's what happened here? ultimately i think the trainer had a taser and the trainee discharge add weapon and the suspect is dead. >> yeah. and, you know, arlington specific -- and i've just talked to some of my law enforcement contacts there -- they do seven months of training. academy training there in arlington. in addition to that another three months of training alongside a seasoned officer, this this case a trainer. and that was the case there. but under this particular set of circumstances, everything we know and we've gathered is that
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the subject came towards the officer but there was just no reason under the sun to have gone to deadly force when less lethal force could have been deployed in this case. >> potentially. we don't know the facts. the camera angles are outside of the dealership and after he cashed the vehicle through the window there is's no more surveillance videos. but more importantly he may have lost his job, he may have been a rookie now off the force but is there potential for criminal charges? >> that will be left up -- there's two investigations going on here, one administrative ly e was probably fired under administrative charges where he went rogue and did his own thing. once the investigation is completed the police department will send that to the district attorney's office and they will make a determination as to
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whether it goes forward to the grand jury or not. >> i was going to say i can't imagine what it's like being a police officer. i think you guys are heroes. clearly there's bad apples in the law as there is in every profession. but the officer who was the training officer, i understand that when things get marry maybe there's not time to bark commands. but is there any liability for the trainer? should that person bear responsibility for this death? >> i think at the conclusion of the investigation we'll know more of that. based on what we know, what we heard the chief say in an earlier press conference and everything we've seen written so far, i doubt it. the training officer did what he was supposed to do. it appears this officer himself who did the shooting went rogue, went off on his own without any direction and entered that building, confronted that subject and was by himself and did not have his trainer with him. i doubt if anything will happen to the trainer but let's wait
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and see what the full investigation reveals. >> wait for the facts. always sage advice. cedric alexander, thanks for being with me. >> thank you for having me. next up, hold on to your wallet and try to resist losing your lunch. those are the numbers, folks, on wall street. stocks are taking a beating right now and if you want to me where to point your finger for blame, you'll have to point a long way. all the way to china. i'll explain in a moment. [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare?
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buckle up, i have news from wall street and it's on your screen and those numbers are ugly. the dow is down more than 200 points at one point, now it's down 186 but those numbers are just uncomfortable. that's the euphemism for what alison kosik says. "get me on the air, i have a story." she's at the new york stock exchange. this is all about china and china devaluing its currency. can you make that make sense to people who aren't financially minded? >> sure. this isn't because china reduced the value of its currency once, it reduced the value of its currency twice, ashleigh, twice in two days. what it's trying to do, china, is save itself. it's trying to prop up its economy which has been slowing down quite a bit and by devaluing the yuan, it makes chinese products more affordable and makes u.s. products more expensive. the reason you're seeing the market react the way it's
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reacting is because that cuts into company profits. people wind up buying less or fewer u.s. goods and they go for the cheaper goods so this is the reason you're seeing these big multinational companies with big exposure to china take a hit. we're seeing shares of u.s. steel down more than 3%. that's a huge company, has huge exposure in china. we're seeing yum brands, the fast food company with big exposure in china down almost 4%. because once again a huge -- really a big significant chunk of these companies have their sales happen in china but if no one will buy their stuff that will hurt their profits and that's why you're seeing the adjustment happen in the markets. ashleigh? >> what happens if those neighbors of china decide they need to do the same thing or they're going to suffer consequences? then what happens to the rest of the world? >> what's happening here is china is upsetting the apple cart here. it's causing turmoil globally so you hit on a really important
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point because this could start a currency war. this is putting pressure on other countries to maybe even weaken their currencies so they can compete with china. and this may throw a wrench in the feds' plans for a rate increase in september. you look at what it's doing the ten-year treasury rate. yields are sinking so we're seeing -- the good news with that is mortgage rates because of china could stay lower for longer but this may delay that increase in an interest rate the fed was founding on to happen in september, ashleigh. >> but no to self, good to call the bank and find out about that refi regardless because who knows how this will end. alison, thank you, nice to see you. jr. r. f-- for the latest business news go to cnn money.com. everything's very clear on the web site. up next, a newly released video from this week's shooting amid the protests in ferguson, missouri. the gunman in critical condition facing a long list of criminal charges.
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for the one in the middle, a teenager who has been identified as 18-year-old tyrone harris. harris was shot. he did not die, he survived but his family originally said he never had a gun, that he was unarmed. the footage and even the man's own friends are telling a different story. want to see more? cnn's ryan young is in ferguson today. >> reporter: dramatic surveillance video released by police shows people scattering after gunshots ring out in ferguson late sunday. look closely you can see what police say is 18-year-old tyrone harris grabbing a gun out of his waist band. >> please get him some help. >> reporter: moments before being shot by police the teenager critically wounded. police say he drew his weapon first, shooting a remarkable amount of rounds. from this angle you can see harris running across the parking lot. the individual identified by police as harris crosses behind the darker-colored suv and you
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can see what appears to be muzzle flashes coming from that area. >> he was shooting back at them and he had a gun and the police shot back at him. >> reporter: the had so and windshield of unmarked police vehicles peppered with bullets. >> we have to wait until ballistics get back from the bullets that hit the police car, we find out that's the same gun than we have pretty much open and closed case. >> police releasing the video to refute claims the teen was not armed. officials believe this facebook photo is of the 18-year-old holding two guns in the air. >> i don't think that video is dispositive proof harris shot at those cops and given the tension, given the distrust in that community i think the community is going to want more evidence before they conclude that harris, in fact, did shoot at the cops. >> that's ryan young reporting in ferguson and he's live with me now.
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that last comment you just heard, that that video does not necessarily say the teenager was firing the shots, what's the reaction from people on the street there to the video? is it at least tamping down that anger that emerged after he was shot? >> well, there's two conversations going on here, you have protesters dissociating themselves with the shooting all together because they say, look, those people weren't there to be a part of the protest and the shooting happened alongside the protests. then you have to friend who came forward and told our sara sidner that it was harris who was using that gun, pulling the trigger and shooting in that direction before police shot him. so you have two stories, then a third fact that people in the community are talking about. the people were not there for the protest but to sell a stolen television and when the sale didn't go well, the gunshots were exchanged between two groups. >> and what about sort of moving forward on this case and the
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larger issue of what people are frustrated about in ferguson, plans for tonight? gatherings? marches? protests? >> well, you know what? we saw last night there were more police officers than protesters but you hear through the community a greater need for change and what one thing they want to see is some people are asking for the ferguson police department to go away all together. they've asked for accreditation for police departments throughout the state and they want to see that enacted so they can see major changes throughout the structure. some laws have passed but they haven't seen the reaction they want to see. >> story not over without question in ferguson. >> without question. >> excellent reporting. up next, inmates claim it's the guards who are the criminals, an investigation into what happened inside that new york prison after that remarkable high-profile inmate escape? you know what happened to the
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honeymoon. didn't happen, they were stopped at a missouri airport last weekend. the young bride, the woman on your left, 20-year-old jaelyn young is a daughter of a 17 year veteran of the vicksburg police department. that's not all. the dad served 21 years in the military. a short time ago, the department released this statement. "the family is devastated and it's our understanding had no knowledge of or involvement in jaelyn's plans. we understand the youngs love their daughter and have supported her educational career and will stand by her through the legal process. at this time the young family is going through and extremely difficult time and we would like to keep them in our thoughts and prayers." again, jaelyn young's father a military veteran and an officer in a police department. both suspects, in case you're wondering, are being held without any opportunity to post
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bond. perhaps no surprise. when a violent convicted felon claims he's being abused in prison you might have the tendency to dismiss it. but when 60 inmates come forward with very similar stories, it changes the dynamic a little, people take more notice. that's what's happening in the clinton correctional facility. yes, it's familiar because it's in upstate new york. according to the prisoners legal services of new york, this is what's happening. do you remember that this was the place where those two inmates busted out? yeah, richard matt, david sweat breaking out in june. after their escape the inmates had been telling the "new york times" that they have been beaten into giving answers. some say they didn't have those answers and some say they were threatened with waterboarding in an effort to solve that crime. boris sanchez joins me live. this is an enormous number of inmates with several similar stories. >> 60 different complaints
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against the corrections officers at the clinton correctional facility. the interesting thing is they say these corrections officers unleashed their frustration after richard matt and david sweat escaped, physically abusing them. they tell the "new york times" among several claims they were physically abused, some placed in solitary confinement for weeks at a time. stripped of their privileged, some claiming their cells were ransacked and property damaged and destroyed, also some claim they were transferred without due process to other facilities and the incent area claim some were beaten during interrogations to find out more information about the escaped richard matt and david sweat. here's what one of them describes to the "new york times" during those interrogations. he says "an officer jumps and grabs me by my throat, lifts me out of my chair, slams my head into the pipe along the wall, then he starts punching me in the face. one officer pointed to a plastic bag pointing on pipes and he
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said you know what waterboarding is?" that was from from patrick alexander kept in the honor block. he goes on to blame a plastic black was placed over his head until he suffocated. this attributed to the "new york times," cnn is working to independently verify these claims. very serious allegations. >> it as hard to do that independent verification. you can't just walk into a prison and interview different inmates to get their stories. but the "times" reporter said his interview spanned geographically large vast areas of the prison and the stories from people who ostensibly were on lockdown were similar to people a long way away who might not have had an opportunity to share details. >> that's why he believes these claims are credible. these inmates were so geographically far apart and the prison was on lockdown that it would have been made it very difficult for them to conspire with similar stories and injuries. 60 gredifferent inmates conspir so it lends credibility to their
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stories. >> so what's going on? who's looking into it? who in a government -- is it the feds? is it the local authorities? >> the new york department of corrections is looking into this. >> with no oversight from the federal government? >> it's like the fox watching the henhouse, isn't it? >> as far as i understand it's only the new york department of corrections. they say they will prosecute anyone who they can find and prove that they did something wrong to these inmates to the fullest extent of the law. >> i wonder how much he said/he said might go on in this one. keep us up to date on that. why this story is so gripping but it starts with that escape and hasn't left our collective consciousness. up next, a drug manufacturer in hot water with the fda over a social immediate -- media post from -- stop, wait, that lady, king kardashian. she's making news. it matters what she did, she has a lot of followers and it's about your health. stay with me through the break and i'll explain.
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one of kim kardashian's selfies on instagram is not going over well with federal authorities. it's because she was posing with a medication she apparently took for morning sickness, because she's pregnant and she posted a text that was promoting its benefits. the problem is, the fda sent a formal letter to the drug's
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manufacturer saying in part "the social media post is misleading because it doesn't talk about the drug's risk information." miss kardashian has removed the post from instagram but is the damage done? joining me is cnn senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen. am i correct in that she was posting that this motion sickness drug helped her with morning sickness and that's where the trouble began? >>. >> no, that's not the trouble. this appears to be a pill that is for morning sickness but what she didn't do is talk about the side effects, risks, who shouldn't take it. you know in those ads where everyone starts talking about really fast and all the things they say when they talk fast in the ads, she didn't talk about that in her post so let's look at what she did say in her social media post she wrote "my doctor prescribed me diclegis
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and i feel a lot better. i'm so happy with my results. well, the fda caught wind of this and said the social media post is false or misleading and entirely omits all risk information. and the company said in a statement they acknowledge that its communication s including i social media need to be in accordance with applicable rules and regulations. ashleigh, they say this company knew what they were doing, these rules are clear that they have to talk about risks and she didn't in her post and she's a spokeswoman for this drug so they get a fine from the fda, that pales in comparison to getting a nice social media post from kim kardashian. >> yeah. but who is potentially in big trouble here? could kim kardashian be liable if somebody took this drug because they read her post and they have complications? >> i don't think it would be kim who they would go after it would be the company that they would
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most likely go after and i tell you, ashleigh, this happens quite a bit according to the experts i talked to. they said companies will do -- whether it's social media or advertising to consumers that doesn't include the information about risks and they get a fine from the fda and they say "okay, sorry" and pay it. i think it would be tough to sue them if something went wrong because the doctor prescribed it and the risk information is on the label, it's online if you choose to see it so someone you have with a tough time suing either kim kardashian or the company that makes this pill. >> so to be clear she took down the post, right? is she putting out a different post to clarify? apologizing? haas she made this -- she's got what is it 23 million followers she posts to? >> it's some huge number and as far as we know she hasn't posted anything saying oh, i'm sorry what i meant was or here are the risks i forgot to include it. i don't think there's been a
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followup to the original post. >> all right didn't think i'd be reporting on something this jermaine whje germane when it comes to kim kardashian. elizabeth cohen, thank you. coming up next, disco was on the top of the billboard charts in the late 1970s but that rein didn't last very long and a very vocal anti-disco movement sadly began. take a look. >> this is officially the world's largest anti-disco rally! >> in the late '70s at comiskey park during a double head we are the white sox they had a disco demolition night. >> we took all the disco records you brought tonight. we got them in a giant box and we're going to blow them up real goo good. >> it turned into this mini riot and they ended up not playing the second ball game because people started furz, they were ripping things up, it got out of control. >> i would like to say disco did
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not suck. disco was a revolutionary force. >> i cannot wait. from disco to punk and everything in between, cnn's series "the seventies explores the music of the decade tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m. brianna keilar is coming in next for wolf. thanks for watching. i'm brianna keilar in for wolf blitzer. it's 1:00 p.m. in washington. 1:00 a.m. thursday in beijing and 2:00 a.m. in pyongyang. wherever you're watching from around the world, thanks for joining us. we start with big news out of the hillary clinton camp. the former secretary of state has agreed to turn over her private e-mail server to the justice department according to her campaign. clinton's e-mails have been a major source of controversy from political rivals and the congressional committee investigating besz. cnn's senior washington correspondent jeff z

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