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massachusetts. perhaps it is most famous victim was dubbed lobster-apocalypse, a truck carrying 11,000 pound of live lobsters hit the trestle starting a fire. the driver hopped out. police say there were no injuries unless you count any grilled crustaceans. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> holy moly! >> thank you for joining us tonight. always great to join you." "ac 360" starts right now. good evening. thank you for joining us tonight. more signs that the trump campaign has staying power. more trouble for the republican establishment. national polling from fox news showing a 2:1 trump lead over the nearest rival. 2:1. neurosurgeon political outsider ben carson. followed by ted cruz, jeb bush, now at number 4. there are other signs that the trump campaign is serious about wing in iowa nationwide. we look for tonight. donald trump is saying he can
solve the illegal immigration problem and make mexico foot a big part of the bill for it. he hasn't said now. now he has. one of his proposals would change a pillar of the constitution that if you are born in this country you are a citizen. over the weekend his campaign put out a 14-point plan including eliminating birth right citizenship which would require changing the constitution. other key points. tripling the number of ice officers to enforce immigration laws. cutting off federal money to sanctuary cities. nationwide e-verify system for employers to check up on immigration status of hires. and most notably making the mexican government pay for the fence or wall along the northern border. if they don't. the plan calls for seizing billions in money that immigrant workers send back. campaigning, mr. trump downplayed the fact it has take in a while to come up with the details. >> well i think the press is more eager to see it than the vote tires be hrs to be honest. voters look me. understand me. know i will do the job. when you put out policy like a
14-point plan. a lot of times in the first hour of negotiation, that 14-point plan goes astray. >> that's one reality. another has to do with sheer immense tee immense -- immense border. rancheros c >> reporter: can a wall be built along the border and be impenetrable or close to impenetrable? helps to know precedent. there are tall border walls like this one in nogales, arizona. they're challenging to go over, through, or under. it happens all the time. they're not impenetrable. but this is harder to pass than this. this much more commonly seen border fence along the mexico-u.s. frontier. railroad ties, a 7-foot fence, barbed wire which you often see. barbed wire is easy to cut. and someone is motivated to go through the desert here in southeastern arizona where we are right now. they could easily get through.
and we'll give you an idea of how easy it is to cut, not only is the barbed wire gone here? there is no fence. just the railroad ties. now i am in mexico. any one that would come through. under the railroad tie. and they're in the united states. a big wall keeps people out much better than this does. and you can build much more big wall along the border. but can you build a continuous wall from the pacific ocean, california, to the gulf of mexico in texas? the answer -- is no. there are a number of reasons for them. firstly we start with the fact that there are many ranchers who own land along the border who would all have to sell their land to the federal government. then you have indian reservations on the border. and then you are dealing with the issue of the topography. steep terrain. mountains. streams. make it impossible or nearly impossible to build a 15 or 20-foot concrete or steel wall.
you can build a fence here like the one that is here right now. but -- once you get to this fence, you would always have a gap right here. donald trump says to believe him when explains nobody will get through the wall. facts on the ground, at the very least a promising quite challenging to keep. >> gary joins us now from the border. that 20-foot steel wall you are standing in front of. how often do people scale that? used to be every day. this area of downtown nogales has 24/7. there are eyeballs on the wall. that persuade people not to go over it anymore. they go to the west or east. before the 24/7 presence. people would come over every day. see the steel wall. no steps. the way they do it. treat the poles like trees.
they hug it. they slither up the pole. come down on this side. they slide down like it is a fire pole, anderson. >> gary, thank you very much for being there. jeb bush is weighing in on the trump plan. speaking late in charleston, south carolina. guch nor bush said it is not realistic. >> this is not about the big personality in the room. this is about do you fix problems that are broken? we need to start solving problems instead of saying how bad things are. so i appreciate the fact that mr. trump now has a a plan, if that's what it's called. i think the better approach is to deal with the 11 million people here illegally in a way that, that is realistic. and to have border security that is done in the right way to lessen the number of people crossing our border. >> jeb bush today in charleston. joining us, alice castillanos, katrina pearson, and patty solice doyle, a former campaign
manager for hillary clinton's presidential run. this plan of trumps, you know, may be a lot of headlines here. in terms of policy, how realistic is it? >> about as realistic as one of the big neon signs on one of donald trump's buildings. not much. >> why? donald trump would need an army of guns from washington to deport 11 million people. he would need the same army to deport children who were born here in the united states and are now american citizens. he says he is going to stop people from sending money to their home countries. does that mean he will give washington to open our fed-ex packages. he is interfering with american business saying if you want to
hire an hb-1 visa candidate, some one to do technical work. it will cost you more. washington and i say so. he is not a small government conservative. donald trump thinks bigger government is great as long as he is running it and not those stupid politicians. so, this is, i think a very unrealistic plan. >> katrina, you are a trump supporter. what do you make of this plan. to alex's point. trump says there is more than 11 million. he says 34 million. 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country. a lot of them have kids who are american citizens. >> we have a porous border. >> do you support the deportation of 11 million undocumented immigrants and u.s. born american citizen children? >> will i fully support trump's plan. it makes very much sense to, to
address the issues we are having. we don't need a 6,000-page comprehensive immigration reform. >> how are you going -- isn't that a massive federal program to, to take out, to throw out? 11 million people. >> it is a massive program we have now. what are we supposed to do? are we supposed to continue to allow millions of undocumented people to come into the country and gain their, their social services that they're in. are we supposed to -- to do that. >> are you okay with the idea of armed federal agents throwing out 11 million people. >> i don't, i don't quite think the trump plan says we are going to send armed federal agents. now we are just into the scare tactics in politics. these things have been done in the past. they can continue to be done in the future. in fact his policy states we start with the criminal aliens currently crowding our federal prison system. that's where we start. >> patty, what do you make of donald trump's plan? >> well, look -- ironically, i agree with both alex and katrina
here. he gets no specifics on this plan. i guess i'm glad he put together some policy for us. but as they say the devil is in the details. and this detail is high on rhetoric. low on facts. and -- really very expensive. so -- he doesn't say how -- he is going to pay for mass deportation. it is going to be $400 billion. he doesn't have the money for it. he says he is going to have mexico build the wall. but you know what, mexico is not going to pay for the wall. and this constitutional amendment that he is going to need to -- to address the -- the birther citizenship, it is just not going to happen in this -- in this polarized political climate that we live in in washington, d.c. there is just no facts to support his thesis here. >> katrina, do you believe really that -- that he can get a constitutional amendment passed
to end birth, birth right citizenship? >> i don't think you need a constitutional amendment if you are just enforced the constitution. the birth right citizenship in the 14th amendment came for slaves. it wasn't for anybody to just scum here to give birth and become an american citizen. that will be debated that will go to the supreme court. that's where the decision will be made. you are right this is not going to go very well in a bipartisan way in washington, d.c. that's why donald trump is campaigning to the american voter. as we know the numbers show the majority of the american public opposes amnesty. and they fully want something strict and tough to be done on illegal immigration. donald trump has put out a plan that actually champions the american people. the american worker. american families are finally being prioritized by a presidential candidate so we should be happy that we are having this discussion. because if we weren't, we would be looking at another way to kick the can down the road to bring in more people that don't belong here that is continuing
to hurt american jobs. >> what does this do to the republican party if trump is the nominee? >> let me say wow, even republicans wouldn't say barack obama has been arrogant enough to rewrite the constitution that way. but in a general election. look, right now this hurts the republican party. if you think the republican party hasn't alienated enough hispanics, enough women, enough young voters, why donald trump's immigration plan is going to be wait for you. you are going to love that. in a general election though. trump is not going to be the nominee. when he leaves he will be defeated by an anti-trump. so, there will be a cleansing that will go on, in, once he is -- knocked out of prit marries. and i think you will see a new and better and more optimistic solution oriented republican party going into the general election. >> katrina, i mean, again i come back to the 11 million.
how do you see that happening? how do you see -- i mean there is people, lots of people would support that. just on a logistical basis. how do you get rid of that many people including their, some of their children who are -- you know, currently in the school system, have been here for many years, are u.s. citizens. >> well i think you would have to debate that process. that's what this is all about. the idea is out there for people to discuss. it's not going to be one person deciding who goes and who stays. there is going to be a process put in place. criteria that need to be met. just look he talked about with refugee status. whereas all you have to do is check five boxes and you are automatically given asylum. >> this sound like the democratic party we have now. we are from washington. we have a plan for you. donald trump is, is not -- an anti-washington guy. he just thinks the wrong people are running it. he is all about more people from washington telling us how to live our lives. he is a big corporate status.
>> if that's true all the washington pundits wouldn't be out there trying to get hip right now. >> the conservative ones are. >> katrina, alex, patty, appreciate you being on. a bruising development for hillary clinton. hundred more e-mails scrutiny. former attorney general's take on that. also the latest from bangkok where a bombing has taken at least 20 lives. the explosion call the there on security camera footage. gear up for school. gear up for great. at ally bank no branches equals great rates. it's a fact. kind of like shopping hungry equals overshopping. tsummer event is here. now get the unmistakable thrill and the incredible rush of the mercedes-benz you've always wanted.
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headaches for hillary clinton. recently opened a snapchat account and loves it because the messages disappear all by themselves. the former secretary of state got laughs for that line not by republicans. when it comes to the e-mail stored on private server at home when she was the top diplomat. may be less to smile about. the state department said it will put more messages, hundreds more under review because they might contain classified information. now late today, i asked former george w. bush attorney general alberto gonzalez about that. >> how big a problem do you think this is for her? whether politically or legally? >> i think potentially it could be a very serious legal problem. obviously a lottery mans to re seen. possibly classified information may have existed on her serve. may have been compromised to some degree. to the extent a legal problem. even if it is not a legal problem. it creates political challenges
for hillary clinton. she was a secretary of state. it is a position of great responsibility. and i think one would have to question the judgment exercised, lack of judgment exercised in this particular case. again there is a lot of facts that reman tmain to be uncovere. a" a" -- allowing the fbi and intelligence agencies to do their job. >> i spoke about the immigration plan. in the next hour. he has a lot of question he's raises. for the clinton e-mails, cnn justice correspondent pamela brown joins us with more. what are you learning? >> 305 documents from clinton's private server have been flagged for review and consultation from intelligence agency to determine twha whether they contain classification. this is coming from a state department court filing that says out of a sample of approximately 20% of clinton e-mails reviewed. aapproximately, 5.1% were
recommended for referral. this comes as a time that the fbi is investigating clinton's private server, the bureau was determining. how it was configured. whether classification information was willfully mishandled. one official i spoke with today said that any one connected to the server could be part of the investigation depending on where it goes. very preliminary at this point, andz and anderson? >> do we know why the documents have the been flagged, what stood out for them. >> the core filing doesn't say specifics. i am told they were flagged because they may contain information that could -- could be cause for concern to intelligence agencies if their release is part of the freedom of information act. so, that is basically why they're being handed over to these intelligence agency sews that classification experts can take a look at them and determine whether or not they can be released to the public. important to note here for context, anderson. it is not always clear cut what is classified and what's not. as one official said it is more of an art than a science at
times. anderson. >> all right, pamela. appreciate the reporting. pamela brown. with more, kevin madden, paul begala, runs a pro-clinton super pac, and jeffrey toobin. is it possible she could face criminal charges? >> i think that is really remote. this is a serious political problem for her. these investigations aren't going on for weeks they're going on for months. she made a dumb decision for, conducting her official business on this private server. and it is certainly going to be the case that there is classified information found there. the definition of classified information is extremely flexible. bureaucracies overclassify all the time. so we know, we ow, that they're going to find classified information. that's going to be embarrassing. but i don't see any scenario where that turns into a criminal case against her. >> kevin, do you agree with that. donald trump says, look what
happened to general petraeus, this, this potentially could be far worse. i think they are going through a careful review. pamela alluded to during her piece. they are looking at all intelligence agencies are looking at this. they're scrubbing it. if they find this information that shows there was, a mishandled classified information and that there should be some prosecution for that, the fbi and others at the department of justice will have to take a look at that. but, i think jeffrey is right. this is much, all of that legal questioning and the drip, drip, drip, of the investigation, that creates a huge political challenge for hillary clinton. so many more, so many more voters will call her trustworthiness into question. as a result she is going to have a harder time convincing the american public, and even probably within her own party, that she is the best person for the job of being president. >> i want to show what she has been saying about this now that changed. paul, i know you don't thing the
e-mail issue will make or break the election. i want to play what clinton said about this in march and this weekend. let's listen. >> i did not e-mail any classified material to anyone on my e-mail. there is no classified material. i did not send nor did i receive material marked classified. >> she has changed the language there. as we know. language does matter. with the clintons. you know. >> with the journalists too. >> with any politician. >> nonsense. she said, nonsense. baloney sandwich. cleaning up my language. this is a family show. no, come on, she said she didn't send anything or receive anything classified. marked classified. that's how you know it is classified. if we want to make a thing about that we can. do a special report. awe paul, that's not really true. classified information is, is the information itself. if you have the diagram to a nuclear bomb, that's classified whether you -- whether you have
it marked classified or not. and public officials are supposed to know the difference. now the problem is, it is very hard in many areas to know what's classified or not. but just the mark is not what makes something classified. >> i understand. as you know, jeffrey, i worked, i didn't do national security, i worked in the white house. and i know that the government classified stuff, that i think as a citizen, the pub lack ought to know. beyond that it is very elastic. sound from pamela's report. what is happening. post-facto, intelligence agencies are looking at this material and deciding whether they want it to be released to the public. that's not the same as getting information. seeing it is classified. and then, and then sharing it. but. >> let's turn to the politics, paul, how concerned are you about what kevin referenced the drip, drip, drip of this. >> 448 days away from the election. okay. if 440 days from now we are talking about it. probably not so good. but we are not going to be. at some point. not now. not in the year before the
election. not in an odd numbered year. not in august. at some point. voters are going to say, who is going to be bet foreme. who is going to help me get a better job, make a little bit more money. protect me in my social security when i retire. things like that. that's what this election is about. >> paul, i would are gau that it is much harder to get to that conversation. when you can't get past the trust factor. and that's one of the biggest problems that we have seen now. if you go back, the press conference. the first press conference, that hillary clinton did a couple of months ago. and because of that, there may be very lasting almost permanent damage to that relationship between her and the voters on the issue of trust. and she will never get to the conversation she is hoping to have about whether or not she is going to help people on the issues. >> here's my prediction, kevin. your party is going to run to the rescue. not you personally. republicans always do. here's what's going on. there is this permanent endless
committee on, on benghazi. right president? chairman funding. the chairman of the committee. the republican congressman admitted the e-mail stuff has nothing to do with benghazi. so what, we will plow through it. they have spent more time investigating this than congress did investigating pearl harbor or iran-contra or the warren commission assassination of president kennedy. they're going to hold hearings. i hope they do. i hope she testifies. because what people will see is that, not with the fbi, not with the legitimate inquiry that is going on. be careful. when the partisans get involved. the republican congress will not be able to help themselves. they're going to jump in here. they're going to make this look partisan. and say, you watch. that's what is happening. >> that may well be the case. but the problem for hillary clinton here is there is no easy way to simply just be done with it. sometimes when you have a document controversy, you say put them all out there. but she can't do that because the question is are they
classified or not. now, it may be that this turns out to be no big deal. and you know, paul is probably right. we won't be talking abut this in october in 2016. but it doesn't have a clear ending point. and that's always a problem. >> true. true. >> paul, you said there was 44 # days? >> that was the count. even i don't keep that in my head. >> that's stung. we are that far away. >> precious few days. >> intellectually. >> almost tomorrow. we have got to. i have got to got to work. i have to go back and raise money for the super pac. thank you. kevin. jeff, as well. talk to you make once or twice more in the next 44 # days. when we come back, more signs that donald trump is serious about winning it all. look at his ground game in iowa. and later take-up to california and show you what fire fighters are up against right now as well as the all the people now living within the range of flames. 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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demand a strong organization. and by early appearances mr. trump is building or aiming to build one. details from our randi kaye in the hawkeye state. >> donald trump is doubling down on iowa. and the gamble seems to be paying off. he spent about an hour on the ground at the iowa state fair over the weekend. enough time to shake a few hands and grab a pork chop on a stick. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: only adding to the belief that trump is serious about winning iowa. can donald trump win iowa? >> yeah, i think he can. >> reporter: craig robinson founder of the iowa republican blog. >> kind of a whirlwind. donald trump-esque where he takes the whole state by storm whenever he descend on iowa. >> reporter: the trump campaign machine in the hawkeye state is in overdrive. his team just opened the first iowa headquarters in west des moines. and the trump bus is on the move across the state. the campaign advertises the bus'
schedule, invites iowans in for freebies and aide get their information adding to the rapidly growing list of supporters and volunteers. >> what do you think it is about trump that iowans are attracted to? >> i think it is a new view. i think it's broken, it need to be fixed. >> reporter: the latest cnn/orc poll shows trump leading the republican pack with 22% support in iowa. no wonder he is digging in. he now has ten full time staffers here. gop hopeful scott walker has just half of that. even though the iowa caucus isn't until february and the election is more than a year away, trump's campaign says it has too many volunteers to count. they're pouring in so fast. the kachl pain can hardly keep track of them all. a good problem to have in a key state. it helps that trump isn't a stranger here. here was in iowa the day he announce heed was running for
president. >> i am a fan. >> reporter: he has been back to visit the john wayne birth place museum, attend a valley. and the family leader summit in ames. >> they're bringing people into the process. they will gel to beer festivals. wherever there is people gathered. they'll park their trump supporter bus. people will come out and self identify as people who are interested. i think that's smart. >> and trump is doing his part to make sure iowans feel the love. fresh off his trip to the state fair, a posting on his facebook page, read just got back from the iowa state fair. record crowds. phenomenal people. thank you iowa. i will never let you down. >> randi joins us from des moines. any closer to picking caucus leaders in iowa? >> they are, anderson. in fact we met a couple today. it is really important that they get the caucus leaders on the ground here, long before february. it's one thing that those watching the trump campaign say the trump campaign is doing
right. they're starting this process early. not waiting until december or january. pull these people out in the middle of february, or in the middle of january, february first when the caucus takes place. freezing here. they need them on the ground. they need their passion. they need them to get the people out to vote on kaup cuss day. >> i hear there is an unofficial pole under way at state fair as well. what is it? >> there is an unofficial poll, after all this is corn country. they have the cast your kernel vote here at the state fair. how it works is this. they have a jar. each jar has the candidate's name on it. at one of the booths. their picture. the trump jar. anybody who come to the booth. given one kernel. they get to put their kernel into the jar that belongs to the canned dat candidate of their choice. i can tell you where the poll stands. the vote right now, trump 23%. hillary clinton, 1%. but there are seven jars already full for donald trump. they each hold 1,000 colonels.
that's 7,000 votes for donald trump here at the state fair, anderson. so it is not very official. >> not very official. >> it's not official. but every other time they have picked the president of the united states. believe it or not. except twice. >> thank you very much. >> earlier, a chance to speak with the iowa state co-chair woman for the from m cap pain, tona gertz. you may recognize her from the apprentice. >> tona, jeb bush made a swipe at your boss. you have to be here. you can't helicopter in and leave. traditionallien ioy ein iowa, s time on the ground. meeting people. shaking hands. talking with people at small events. that helps people at the caucuses. gets people to show up. are you hearing the criticism of trump from people you talk to? >> oh, my gosh. absolutely not, anderson. people love the fact that he landed in his private helicopter. he gave helicopter ride to kids. of course, mr. trump doesn't do
anything the usual, boring way. he does everything, puts flare on everything, and he brings in the trump factor. so people loved the way he arrived at the iowa state fair. >> let me ask you. we have seen huge turnout in, basically wherever he goes as he is quick to point out. a lot of people interested in his ideas, a lot of people supporting him. there is alsosome people we talk to at these rallies who just kind of want to be part of the experience. they're not sure what they think of him just kind of want to beep there. how do you get people to go from -- coming to an event because they want to seep his celebrity, because they want to be part of the, the trump experience, to actually then taking the next step of supporting him as a candidate. >> that is a great question, anderson. the answer is so simple. if they come because they want to see a celebrity. they come because they kind of want to see, what is this donald trump buzz all about. all they have to do is sit in their seat. relax. li like i say. buckle up.
sit back. enjoy the ride. because there trump does all the selling himself. the minute he opens his mouth. the men oinute he tells people he will do. he is authentic. real. people see it. they believe it. they're buying it. they're going to come and vote for him. >> i want to ask you about something that you said about him. if you go after him, talking donald trump, he is sending in the missiles. when he becomes the president he will change his tune. right now he doesn't need to. america loves him. do you think as president he would have a different tone? >> absolutely. right now he has got to show his strength. that t that's what people love. he is strong. he will not back down. he is a tough negotiator. he will apologize. when you start to date someone. you have to let them know who you are. you aren't going to take my fishing trip. guys establish their position. i am going to let you know. i will fight for you. i am going to win. i am going to do what i said i am going to do. putting it out there.
when he becomes the president of course he is going to take a more, relaxed approach. because he went be on the defense. right now he has to be on the defense. it's kind of look a football player. >> you don't think he is going to be on president -- be on defense when he is president. >> of course. >> be on defense? is he real? is this just a stunt? all the thing that are taking away from really what his purpose is. he want to make america great again. if everybody would just let him talk. he will tell you how he will do that. when all focus is on other things. we are missing the opportunity to hear how he is going to do that. >> tana gertz, appreciate you being on. thank you so much. >> thank you. have a great day. >> let him talk. coming up. at least 20 people are dead right now. after a bomb ripped through a popular tourist area in bangkok, thailand, a live update on the investigation as well as the the aftermath. also ahead. searching for debris, answers, and a plane loses contact with
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>> 20 people dead. 100 injured after a bomb went off in bangkok, thailand. police have not said whether the attack was on a target. but it exploded near a hindu shrine in the middle of a tourist area. andrew stevens is in bangkok joins us now live. what's the latest, andrew? >> anderson, the forensic teams are now searching the area. you can see behind me. there has been forensic teams slowly sweeping out toward us. they have been in here, two, three hours. a come of new developments actually, i can tell you, we have become aware of in the last hour or so. the government has been telling the state-run news agency, that they received a warning, anderson, of an attack. now they didn't say that they had any specific data. they didn't say where that could take place or when that could take place. the other piece of news coming out is the device -- was a pipe bomb wrapped in white cotton. remember, this attack happened
at the peek time. the time calculated to do most damage. 7:00 p.m. in the evening. when people were coming out of the offices going home. when tourists were converging on the shrine. the death toll we are hearing is 20 at the moment. three chinese nationals confirmed dead. one thai, one filipino. >> do investigators have any idea who can be behind it? at this stage, officially, no. what they are saying, what have said, that they think this may have been a target, deliberate target because it is a tourist hot spot. this is one of the busiest places in bangkok, actually. you get a mixture of people shopping, big shopping centers all around here. there its also -- there is also that shrine where you get a lot of chinese tourists particularly coming here. the implication here of course is if you hit tourism, you hurt the economy. nothing official. there is a long running insurgency, is it the political
divisions. we have seen so many years on the streets of, of bangkok now being played out in a different much more deadly way. even some suggestions that chinese muslims, could be making a revenge attack. because some of them were, were, kicked out of bangkok just a few days ago and sent back to china. but nothing official at the moment. >> are there heightened security precautions being taken elsewhere in the city. well they say there are. just lost andrew stevens there. a live report there from bangkok, thailand. searchers planning to resume their work in indonesia. looking for debris from an apparent plane crash. air service flight went down with 54 people on board. happened in a remote mountainous area. in the eastern part of the country. there was no distress call. the plane lost contract with air traffic control on sunday. the aviation correspondent, rene marsh joins me. have they said what happened?
why the plane went down? >> well, we know anderson, search teams are 95% sure that the debris and a plume of smoke that they spotted coming from the mountainside is indeed debris from this indonesian passenger plane. but they're really having a tough time navigating the mountain to get to the crash site. bad weather stopped the process. so they will try again tomorrow. but we won't start learning more about the cause until they get to the debris, get to the plane's recorders this was a 27-year-old plane. an older plane. if it is properly maintained it can fly perfectly fine. the question is, was it properly maintained? >> i understand the airline. what kind of a safety record do they have? i heard it is not great, right? >> yeah, this is a small airline. a spotty safety record. it has been involved in some, 19 serious safety incidents since 1992. and that's according to one aviation data base. and in 2 2007 it was banned fro flying in the our pine union.
in fact all indonesian carriers are restricted from operating in the united states. the faa says the country's safety and oversight does not meet international standard. and often times that's an issue of aircraft inspections, as well as pie lot training. keeping in mind, anderson. the weekend's crash. the third major plane crash to happen in end neardonesia. >> criminals got ahold of a whole lot more people's tax frmz than this first anounced a few months ago. tell you about that. more than 25,000 fire fighters battling fires in ten states. tonight. the latest on live update from california next. instant it touches your tongue. and neutralizes stomach acid at the source. tum-tum-tum-tum-tums smoothies, only from tums. ♪ they lived. ♪
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now battling blazes in 10 states. the national fire preparedness level at 5. that's the highest. all most two dozen fires scorching washington state alone. a relieved resident praised crews for sparing his home in the face of roaring flames. >> it came quick, hot, heavy. wind kicked up. it was unstoppable. >> reporter: dozens of structures and more than 50,000 acres burned. 1,000 residents evacuated. >> we thought it was a little fire. started spreading. spreading. the wind got faster and faster. >> reporter: in california. 13,000 firefighters trying to extinguish two dozen stubborn blazes. a stubborn heat wave, fueling the fire where firefighters tried to save a fully engulfed lodge. a suspected arson fire caused traffic jams, walls of flames exploded over the road. aerial support on this the lincoln fire came from canada. two super scoopers from quebec helping in southern california.
this plane dipping into the water to reload. while residents continued on their quest to cool off in dangerously hot fire weather. we are jioined now by paul. active duty soldiers are called to help with some of the fires? >> that's exactly right. anderson they will focus their attention on the northwest. they are artillery and infantry soldiers. national information fire center telling me there are so many fires and spread out. this is how the soldiers can help them. they will be trained briefly this week. they've don't expect them to go into the most hazardous conditions. what they do want is ability to mop up, dig fire lines. watch for spot fires. put them out. then they will free up way more experienced crews to go into the very complex dangerous and hazardous conditions, anderson. >> wow. paul. appreciate it. a lot more happening. amara walker has the bulletin. >> the cyberattack against irs
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little before 9:00 p.m. here on the east coast. additional e-mail trouble for hillary clinton. close look at donald trump's new 14-point immigration plan which is drawing both praise and criticism tonight. first, reporting on the implications of joe biden's big decision which could come any day. namely whether or not to run possibly for the last time for president of the united states. which could be awkward for his boss and hillary clinton's boss, president obama. a lot of his political operation has gotten behind secretary clinton which presents logistical difficulty.
on top of all that, all deeply personal, deeply sentimental for mr. biden, whose late son wanted him to make one more run. jim acosta, has new reporting on how this is going down inside the obama administration. he joins us from martha's vine yard. what are they saying about the possibility of a biden run? >> well, and er first of all th joe biden charter is picking up steam. taking his time whether he will jump into the race. a well-placed source tells cnn though the vice president is a beloved figure inside the white house. no question about that. there is little enthusiasm for a biden candidacy inside the west wing. so far, you know, we should point out, a movement to draft joe biden for president is gaining momentum. collected some 200,000 signatures. the vice president is fueling speculation himself. kidding considering a run in south carolina last week. anderson, well placed deat