tv Anderson Cooper 360 CNN October 19, 2015 8:00pm-9:01pm PDT
. that is it for us tonight. thank you so much for watching. we'll see you back here tonight. ac 360 starts right now. good evening. we begin tonight in south carolina where donald trump is campaigning while in middle of a war of words with jeb bush online and on tv. a feud over the worst day in american history. trump and bush are sparring over the 9/11 terror attacks and what george w. bush did or did not do in trump's estimation. this started when trump said the world trade center came down during trump's reign and george bush called pathetic on twitter. the feud continued on the weekend. here is what trump said when he was asked flat out if he blames george w. bush for 9/11. >> jeb said we were safe with my brother. we were safe.
well, the world trade center just fell down. am i trying to blame him? i'm not blaming anybody. the world trade center came down. when he says that's safe, that's not safe. i'm extremely tough on illegal immigration. i'm extremely tough on people coming into this country. i believe that if i were running things, i doubt those families, i doubt those people would have been in the country. >> here is what jeb bush said on cnn's "state of the union". >> my brother responded to a crisis and he did it as you would hope a president would do >> my brother responded to a crisis and he did it as you would hope a president would do >> my brother responded to a crisis and he did it as you would hope a president would do. he united the country. he organized our country and kept us safe. no denying that. the great majority of americans believe that. i don't know why he keeps bringing this up. i doesn't show he's a serious person as it comes to being commander in chief and the architect of a foreign policy. >> today twitter linked to a three-year-old opt ed and trump tweeted jeb is fighting for a catastrophic event and i'm fighting to hope it doesn't happen again.
we need tougher and sharper. as we say, trump is not letting up and poll numbers are holding up. in a new nbc news poll, trump is at the highest level support yet, 25%. dr. ben carson tied with 22% and marco rubio in third with 13% with the rest of the field in single digits. whatever you think of trump's strategy, it's clearly working. is there a tipping point? are supporters buying his recent poll poll litizing? did trump mention 9/11 at this event? >> reporter: anderson, he did not but mentioned something different. there were about 5,000 people in this civic center in anderson, south carolina, and he asked everyone do you like the second amendment? everyone cheered and hollered
and he said well, president obama wants to sign an executive order to take your guns away. and everyone hoot and hollered. zero indication from the white house anything is considered but many people left this auditorium convinced that president obama wants to take guns away after donald trump said it. donald trump criticized president obama. he criticized hillary clinton. he criticized the home state senator lindsey graham running for president. republican presidential nomination. he also criticized jeb bush but did not mention george w. bush. he did not mention what happened in 9/11. never the less, people here things from donald trump over the last few days. gary and linda are first in line showing up more than four hours early to see donald trump in anderson, south carolina. >> my first time ever voting in my life. i'm 70 years old. >> reporter: how come you haven't voted before? >> didn't see anybody worthwhile to vote for until now. >> reporter: and he is all aboard the trump train. i asked him and others about
donald trump using the september 11th terrorist attacks in campaigning and claiming he would have been able to prevent the attacks. how do you feel he's making statements like that? >> if donald says it, i i think it. that's how much i believe in him. >> reporter: trump says tough immigration policies would have forded the 9/11 attacks and though he's not blaming president bush for the attacks, he's pointing out he was president at the time. does that bother you? >> it does not. he was in office when that happened, unfortunately. i did support george bush. i'm a republican, and i support donald trump. >> reporter: donald trump's statements and insinuations are notable because in the 14 plus years since the 9/11 attacks, casting any kind of blame on american political leaders republican and democrats what happened on that horrible day has for the most part not been done.
>> the truth is it happened when he was in office. >> reporter: so you think it's okay though to make that part of the campaign? >> no, no, maybe not. maybe he's a little off on that. >> whew, go donald! >> reporter: erica who travels to trump rallies to sell souvenirs, like the real estate tycoon's approach. >> i personally feel like it's fine. he's a very bold and brash businessman and brings that to the table as far as his campaign running in the white house, for the white house and i think it's fine. >> what a crowd. >> reporter: although most people at this trump rally are committed to him, there are some here who say they are still weighing their options. >> he does over state a lot of things and then under states and of course, we've got to quit the name calling. literally, let's be grownups about it. let's not call people names. you know, calling people stupid, fat, ugly, dumb, morons, you're going to have to work with these morons. >> the fact that trump did not mention george w. bush or
september 11th, any chance that might indicate he's done talking about it? >> reporter: donald trump, anderson, is good at mentioning things that work to his advantage. it's notable he did not mention it on this evening and he's been very accessible to members of the news media like me before and after his rallies. today as he came out we wanted to ask are you planning to talk about george w. bush and events of 9/11? they pull up his limousine and when we ask that question, he was quiet as a church mouse. didn't answer it. >> joining me now peter saying trump is right about 9/11 and counterterrorism analyst phillip mudd former fbi and cia senior official. you talked about in the run up to 9/11, trump is right about george bush. >> we don't know if bush could have stopped 9/11 but we can ask the question did he do everything he could given what he knew at the time and if you look at richard clark, he wrote
in his book he was desperately trying to get top officials to focus on the bin laden threat. he was so responding he had to be reassigned because they were paying no attention. you find the same thing, people of the cia in reporting they also were so despondent they also considered resigning their posts. that's how difficult it was to focus administration, despite the fact that the administration, the president got 36 warnings about the potential of bin laden striking the united states between when he came in in january of 2001 and september 11th. >> phil, peter's argument isn't that bush could have stopped 9/11 definitively from happening but his administration could have done more to stop. white house officials were concerned with iraq than al qaeda. do you buy that? >> not so much. you have to take this in context.
there is a judgment that says back in the white house in 2001 in the bush administration, detail from the cia there was too much focus, for example, on north korea, iran and missile events but you look at the 14 years after 9/11, you look at 100 plus countries involved in the coalition to fight al qaeda, armed drones by the cia that would have never been considered by president clinton or bush before 9/11. you look at the amount of dollars the fact that we fought two wars to think that in the seven, eight, nine months the bush administration leading up to 9/11 more focus on al qaeda could have somehow prevented a tragedy, i think is an insinuation it doesn't hold water. two questions, anderson, one, should administration focus more on terrorism, sure? two separate question, let's not confuse, would that make a difference in the tragedy that lead to the deaths of nearly 3,000? i don't think so. >> richard clark says it could have and the example he points to is what the clinton administration did in 1999 when
there were warnings about a millennium attack. clinton demanded dated meetings, demanded the people inside agencies really shake the leaves in terms of what was going on and manage to capture this guy who was coming in across the canadian boarder. he thinks if there was more attention in the top, maybe zackery arrested that summer in minnesota, the fbi couldn't check his laptop. >> peter arguably, there was prior, the world trade center, bombings in east africa. there is administrations you could paint with the same brush. >> i'm not claiming the bush administration could have stopped it.
i'm claiming there is a possibility they could have and didn't do everything they reasonably could have been expected to do. >> phil, were signs missed? a lot of people point to the presidents' daily brief that, you know, just prior -- the summer prior to 9/11 they talked about the possibility of an attack or certain kind of attack and the title of the president daily brief is bin laden determined to strike the u.s. is that cherry picking intelligence reports? >> cherry picking. if you look at the presidents' daily brief and terrorism articles for 10, 15 years that went into the daily brief for the president. you've got to put that in context about iranian missile systems and economic developments, about global health issues like last year, ebola. we're looking at one article saying the president should have taken a general warning saying al qaeda is looking at us saying a month before 9/11, the president should have taken hard left in american foreign policy to react to this. let me give you a lesson about intelligence, counterterrorism intelligence, when, who, how?
that information the president received provided a warning that should have led the white house to say we need to think more generally about policy on al qaeda but not specific enough to allow any president, including president bush to say i'll change the world to chase this organization. wasn't specific enough. >> peter, on the politics of this, is it smart for donald trump to do this? it's clearly in someways, you know, there's the belief about this actual issue but also is linking jeb bush to his brother. >> right, i'm not sure it's that smart for donald trump to be doing this. i think you see as you're reporting showed, he's backing away a little bit because he's popular among republicans but donald trump desperately likes to get his name and this is the front of the center of the national attention again for a couple days. >> for those who say he's telling it like it is or speaking his mind, this certainly argues for that whether or not it's political feasible or wise.
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the race for the white house may get a big shakeup. joe biden is meeting with top advisors tonight and interviews are being set up to staff up a potential biden campaign. dana bash joins us with the latest. so dana, what are you learning? >> that according to a source i spoke to who is familiar with the conversations, team biden is reaching out to staff, not just that, reaching out and scheduling interviews for potential staff for a biden campaign. now does that mean 100% he is in and running and going to have a campaign? no. it does mean that the team around him has gone another step in making sure that he is ready and prepared to do so.
having said that, you know, even more today than yesterday and over the weekend, all signs are pointing to the fact that he is ready to go, that he has made the decision as yes, but it's not going to be a yes and it's not going to be a run until joe biden himself says so publicly. before that happens, he always has a chance to change. >> what about this congressman from pennsylvania who is tweeting today? he seems convinced he's running. >> this is something i've never seen before, a member of congress acting as reporter. congressman boil tweeted i have a very good source close to joe that tells me v.p. biden will run for president. and then he stood by it even and especially after the biden campaign or i shouldn't say campaign, the vice president's office said we don't know what he's talking about. so, you know, look, this is probably something that he feels confident enough to do and, you know, maybe he is having conversations with people who
are very close to the vice president but something that is quite odd and sort of shows you what today's social media does even to politicians. >> biden does have to make a decision soon, though. >> he does. he's got real deadlines coming up to get on the ballot and have your name on the ballot in democratic primary contests. texas for example. you've got to have it done soon but beyond that, it's also just a matter of will and buzz and energy because -- >> been dragging on for awhile. >> it's been dragging on for awhile, since august it has been reported that he was seriously considering it, and there was a big ground swell of support for him, never mind his personal situation, which is very tragic, but on raw politics here, when hillary clinton wasn't doing so well over the summer. there was an opening for him and even people i talked to that are
close to him are worried he maybe missed his moment but, you know, you never know. we know from past history that things can change very quickly if he does decide to jump in. he could give her a run for his money. >> thanks. joining me now, paul begala, long-time advisor to president bill clinton in the '90s and nia-mallika henderson. if you look at the time it's taken biden to decide, has it taken too long he could have hurt his chances, maybe missed an opportunity or window of opportunity? >> look, the later he waits the harder to put together the team but dana's reporting is interesting, they are talking to folks to get to line up the people. i mean, he is a beloved figure that's run twice before. there is, you know, it's a little rusty but there is an infrastructure out there he use in prior campaigns he can activate. i never knew anybody that worked for joe biden that didn't love him and so he'll be able to put the organization together.
it's getting toward time to make the decision but that's why i think he's making the decision. >> nia, what are you hearing? >> i talked to folks in south carolina and that would be an important state for him and say the time frame is one to two weeks before he makes an announcement. they think he'll get into this race and in the meantime, they would have to figure out the campaign would have to figure out where he makes the announcement and what his message is. but the one to two week time frame would give him enough time to be in the race for the next democratic debate and also make those deadlines, particularly in southern states like texas and georgia because that's where he would make his stand and really be strong if he gets into this thing, that is his argument, he would be strong in the south with african american voters. >> hillary clinton had a lot of lead time to build a lot of networks of support, obviously raise a lot of money and maybe answer some of those who thought biden would be sort of a savior for the democrats.
>> i agree with you there, anderson. i think look, in all signs are that this campaign is getting off the ground. i've been talking to democrats today. it's hard to find democrats in the outer circles of biden world who think he's not running. as dana pointed out, he still may pull back at the last second and not pull the trigger but all signs are that he's preparing to run. i find it a little bit puzzling, i have to say, anderson, politically hard to see what the lane is against hillary clinton, what's the sort of political case, case he'll make against her. i don't see a lot of room to her left. i don't see how he's going to run to her right because that's not how you win a democratic primary. in terms of the coalition you have to put together to reassemble the coalition barack obama assembled in 2008 to beat her thanks relies on non-white voters. i don't see him breaking into those groups, and i have to say
it's -- the final thing is it doesn't seem like an outpouring of democratic establishment figures or politicians who are clambering for biden to get in the race. i'm a little puzzled by why he's doing it to be honest. >> paul, do you see the lane he would take? 18% of voters say they would back biden but if he officially got in the race, i guess there is a good chance his numbers could go up. you look at bill clinton back in '91, didn't join the race until october and poll numbers were even lower than biden's are now. >> absolutely. completely different race. there was no contested iowa caucuses in 1992 because the senator from iowa is running so first contest february 18th, 1992 in new hampshire. that was unusually late entry and this would be. ryan makes a good point about the lane. barack obama, he entered earlier but caught fire very, very late in october of 2007.
but he had that issue of the war vote. iraq war vote was for most democrats the most important issue. most democrats thought obama was right, hillary was wrong, there is not an obvious distinction i see right now between joe biden and hillary clinton. they are friends, allies, work together in the obama administration, a lot harder to see the point of departure in this contest. >> the thing that could change that, of course, and maybe this is joe biden knows something that we all don't and clearly he does but he met with barack obama for two hours today and came out and talked to the press and made a note of that to everyone and what if barack obama weighed in and endorsed joe biden? that would be a way to put together a coalition that could beat hillary clinton. >> or didn't weigh in and biden was able to essentially insinuate that he is barack obama's guy because he has been barack obama's guy as vice
president for these last many years, so i think, you know, that's kind of -- >> he's the heir to obama. >> that would be a fascinating development or as you said, stay on the sidelines and maybe even that will send a message. always great to have you-all. just ahead, the truth behind a controversial undercover video targeting planned parenthood. a just ahead, the truth behind a controversial undercover video targeting planned parenthood. what the film maker admits. we're keeping them honest. ♪ ♪ the beautiful sound of customers making the most of their united flight. power, wi-fi, and streaming entertainment. that's... seize the journey friendly. ♪ and sleep deprived. bring us those who want to feel well rested.
there's new fallout today, texas officials are cutting planned parenthood because of violations documented in the videos, one of which shot in a texas clinic. planned parenthood officials are blasting the decision saying videos are heavily edited and they say misleading. the organization has been under fire. there is a lot of finger pointing and claims about those videos so we put senior investigative drew griffin on the case to see which is telling the truth. disturbing images, what you're about to see are graphic images of one stillborn child and one dead or perhaps dying fetus.
we're showing them because it's directly related to the controversy. drew griffin tonight keeping them honest. >> reporter: these are the videos engulfed planned parenthood into a funding controversy, undercover recordings that appear to show planned parenthood medical executives and others bargaining, negotiating and discussing the best ways to collect and allegedly sell fatal tissue samples, even discussing the best techniques to extract in tact fetuses for maximum use. >> anywhere from $3200. >> reporter: it's the main point but how these videos were edited planned parenthood says that is leading to discredit the organization. >> i saw a message saying the doctor had aborted a fully in tact fetus.
>> reporter: this woman, holy o'donald is a young health technician that worked at a company called steam express. her job was to go to draw tissue samples out of tiny aborted fetuses. this is one of her stories as presented in the videos but the center for medical progress. >> i remember holding that fetus in my hands when everybody else was busy and started crying and opened the lid and put it back in. >> but there is a problem, the baby holly o'donald is talking about is not the baby shown in the video. the film maker pulled an image off the internet. >> yes, he was very tiny. i could hold him in my hands. >> the baby is the stillborn not aborted son of alexis fretz, stillborn, not aborted in 2013. fretz posted the photo on the internet of her son at 19 weeks gestation to memorialize him. she had no idea it would be
inserted into a documentary to point a point. >> was it clear? no, it was not clear. was it being deceitful? that's not my call. that's between him and the lord. >> reporter: the self-proclaimed citizen journalist that sat down with cnn to say why he was using deceptive editing. that has opened the door to controversy. >> so we hear holly talking about holding this baby if her hands. >> holding a baby, yeah, that was born alive in a planned parenthood clinic. >> reporter: is that this baby? >> no, no, that's an illustration of the same age, same gestation age fetus. >> reporter: the problem people are having this is not an aborted child and not the baby holly is talking about and that seems very, that does seem very deceptive to me. >> i don't see the deception and frankly, i think it's kind of, i
think it's kind of a controversy drummed up by the media. >> reporter: was it clear? no, this is not clear. this is the mother that took the photo. it was unclear to her. >> this is a late second trimester in tact fetus, which is the fetus holly o'donald is describing holding. >> reporter: except this isn't that example. this is a stillborn child and doesn't this leave the door wide open for critics who you knew would come after you. >> the on people that raised that criticism are first started with planned parenthood and their allies and some proabortion blogs and then migrated to some of the main stream media outlets but apart from that, no one else seems to be confused by it or deceived by it. >> reporter: that is not true. the confusion of david's sloppy edits made its way into the republican presidential race. >> watch a fully formed fetus on
the table. it's heart beating. it's legs kicking. >> reporter: in the second republican debate, an inpassioned carly fiorina made this attack siting this video clip of another baby in his documentary again with holly o'donald providing the narration. >> it's nose was very pronounced. it had eyelids. and it's mouth was pronounced and then since the fetus was so in tact, she said okay, well, this is a really good fetus. >> horrific image. not just an image, a video. where did it come from? >> from an organization that is one of the largest repostries in the world i think -- >> reporter: so you don't know where that came from? >> i don't know the exact clinic, no, the exact location.
>> or the date? >> reporter: i don't know the exact location or the date. that's footage from cbr from their abortion images archive. >> reporter: the center would not release any detailed information, either. the center claims it was an aborted fetus and they paid for the video. >> this is what carly fiorina was talking about, right? this is that video. but you can't tell me right now if this was even at a planned parenthood facility. >> it doesn't matter. it doesn't matter. it's only there as an illustration of the sort of born alive late-term fetus holly o'donald is talking about. >> reporter: but you don't know where the baby was born. you don't know what date the baby was born. you don't know the particular clinic the baby was born, yet, this whole video production is talking about planned parenthood selling body parts and, you know, abortions. >> right. right. and that's -- this specific sequence right here with holly o'donald is talking about an
infant that was born alive in a planned parenthood clinic that they then harvested the brain from. >> reporter: only once again, not this baby. planned parenthood used controversial video edits to attack the entire production as being fraud. >> all the tape and footage david released into the world has been heavily edited and i think pretty thoroughly discredited. >> reporter: executive vice president at planned parenthood and discrediting the misuse of video was easy. but we asked her about the other parts of the tape that do seem to show bargaining, negotiating, pricing and arranging the sell of body parts like in this exchange where planned parenthood dr. mary gatter appears to be in the negotiation of fatal tissue samples. >> what i want to know is what would work for you? don't lowball it, tell me what you -- >> $75 a specimen.
>> that's way too low. >> that sounds like negotiating prices. what is it? >> one, we don't know because again, these tapes are extremely heavily edited. >> that portion was not. >> actually, let me just say, $75, this is a person, a doctor, a fabulous doctor who does great care for women who wouldn't in an affiliate be the person anyway who would tell you what the reimbursement cost that we're allowed under the law would be. she's somebody they got to come to lunch and they start asking her to guess about what would be a proper reimbursement. they -- >> she's a medical director for planned parenthood. >> but she doesn't know the cost of fedex would be. she's guessing and said i used to work somewhere else and another amount. she's just trying to ask them what is it that you pay other people as an allowable amount under the law because these people, were they real, would
not be able to pay somebody more than the reimbursement cost allowed by the law. >> reporter: that's important for planned parenthood to say because it's illegal to sell for profit. >> absolutely does not reflect what's happening at planned parenthood. >> reporter: instead costs are according to planned parenthood reimbursed. >> just to wrap it up so i'm clear, the position is there may be some money transferred but you're saying that's to reimburse costs. >> yes, which is allowed by the law and all that planned parenthood affiliates would ever desire. >> reporter: and are those rates in any way negotiated by the individual clinics? >> they would be based on the actual individual and unique costs of the clinics so there should be -- >> reporter: so the answer is question. >> or could be a small amount of variation in the cost but not
vast and they would be in certain categories. >> they admit they are receiving for their fetal tissue. >> reporter: david says this is the undisputed point of his documentary, planned parenthood sells baby parts. to put the controversy behind it, planned parenthood says it will no longer except any financial reimbursement for fetal tissue it now donates for research. >> just to be clear, planned parenthood is still insisting their clinics did nothing wrong. >> they say everything supposedly caught on camera, everyone though they disagree with editing was perfectly legal and no profits were made according to planned parenthood, these payments at the tiny fraction were simply to recover costs. i do want to add the tissue samples made available for scientific research have been using fetal tissue cells to study various decisions like diabetes.
>> they keep saying videos were heavily edited. were they? and were they deceptively edited? besides the insertion of pictures not necessarily from planned parenthood. >> that's the only thing we found. were these pictures that came out of nowhere dropped in. congress supposedly has videos, anderson, completely unedited available for viewing so members of congress can decide these videos were actually subpoenaed unedited. jason chaffetz has a committee and viewing room and center for medical process suggests these arguments won't stand up if members of congress watch what they claim are now the unedited tapes. >> drew, thanks very much. the latest on reports that a high school student hacked the cia chief's personal e-mail account, plus a loaded gun in a chicago kitchen ends in tragedy. a 3-year-old shot to death by a 6-year-old brother. details and the charges the father is now facing.
service are investigating reports that a high school student hacked into personal accounts for top intelligence and security officials, john brennan and jay johnson. the new york post first interviewed the alleged hacker said he was motivated by politics looking for a change in the u.s. government. today cnn's laurie segal interviewed him. it's amazing to think the cia director was hacked not by a foreign spy, but what the new york post described as a teen stoner. what are you learning? >> this alleged hacker says he is in high school but we're in the sure if that adds up. officials believe at least part of the story, he's part of a group and got access to some sensitive information, particularly from john brennan's aol account and says the group stole brennan's contact list and had access to jay johnson's comcast account and one document he posted appears to be a list of members of the intelligence committee with security clearance and another document
he claims he stole is the government form that brennan filled out to get his top secret security clearance. he would have provided this information before he took a job in the obama administration. >> what exactly is the alleged hacker saying about his motivation? >> well, in his various conversations with us today he said he was motivated by politics and said they did this to protest u.s. foreign policy on israel and palestinians and u.s. killing innocent people. we should mention that after the hacker chatted with cnn today, twitter suspended the account he was using, anderson. >> he's promising to release sensitive information. is any of it classified? >> not according to officials we've talked to. what they have seen is not classified. that doesn't mean it's not being taken seriously, it is. some of this is very sensitive,
the form that brennan filled out causes a great deal of concern for officials. >> thanks very much for the update. in chicago details tonight in a story that is sadly familiar. we've got the script of four young children, loaded gun and split second that shatter as family forever, a 3-year-old boy is dead, his 6-year-old brother presumably traumatized and his father facing felony charges. the entire family engulfed in grief. >> he had the face of an angle. he was a beautiful little kid. >> reporter: sitting under the window of his grandson's apartment, all that consoles him are his memories. >> he had his little six-pack, little muscles and we would climb and he would holler at the people next door and say tarzan is calling you guys. >> reporter: the proud grandfather was looking after the toddler and his 6-year-old brother saturday night while their dad worked and their mom
went to the store. >> i was making some kool-aid and heard a loud pop like a shot. >> reporter: police say the boys were playing cops and robbers when the 6-year-old grabbed a gun wrapped in pajama pants and on top of the refrigerator. the gun went off hitting the toddler in the head. >> i grabbed him and put his head up so he wouldn't bleed that much because the whole side of the face was bloody and part of his hair. >> reporter: clutch the little ian in his arms, the terrified grandfather took off running from his house to this emergency room just steps away but the wound was too grave. inn was pronounced dead. the boy's father faces felony child endangerment charges that could grow. during an interview, he confessed to purchasing the weapon illegally from a gang member. a state attorney spokesperson adding that in a video statement he said he was a former gang
member that snitched on a gang member in a murder trial and kept the gun for protection. tell me about the gun. >> i didn't see it. >> reporter: the heart broken grandfather says he didn't know santiago kept a gun in the house but according to the state attorney's office, santiago told investigators a week ago he showed the 6-year-old boy a gun and explained to him and it was only to be used by adults. >> i want to get this out to everybody, wherever they are at, listening or watching, whatever it is, they need to keep weapons out of their house. >> reporter: this grieving grandfather that called little ian tarzan wishes this whole tragedy was a work of fiction. now police say that the charges that this father could face could grow because they are building a case against him
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former nba star lamar odom is making progress at a vegas hospital. new details and a new report what odom did at a nevada brothel where he was found unconscious six days ago, paul? >> reporter: anderson, sole pictures emerged from the london daily mail and shows odom in the brothel which is some 80 miles northwest of las vegas. but back here on the odom recovery front, things do seem to be going better for lamar odom. sources tell cnn indications are lamar odom is closer to leaving las vegas to recover in los angeles and multiple sources familiar with the situation says
he started physical therapy and showing improvement with the breathing, vision and the ability to have conversations. it will show whether the 35-year-old player can walk. odom wound up here at sunrise hospital after being found unconscious and vomiting pink fluids last tuesday. >> someone said he had cocaine on him on saturday. >> reporter: 911 calls and sheriff comments revealed odom may have used cocaine before heading to the love ranch and may have taken as many as ten row load sexual enhancement pills. over the four days at the ranch. he spent $75,000 the owner said on two women. one of odom's mentors and former coach at rhode island stay in contact with khloe kardashian. they said odom's heart would have stopped if he was not a
professional athlete. he won two championships with the lakers but reached greater fame when he married into the three-ring multimedia kardashian family and with all things kardashian, posts of odom's brothel collapse got so blown up online, it was difficult separating fact from fiction but the fact is, odom is getting better and might soon be leaving las vegas. >> paul, you spoke with someone's whose wife is on the same floor as odom. what scene did he describe when he arrived? >> reporter: he was a rather large disturbance. they said they gave a warning celebrity was coming, noise, racket and entourage and a lockdown for two to three hours and kept captive in his wife's room, anderson.
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. this is "cnn newsroom" live from los angeles. >> ahead this hour, sources tell cnn that u.s. vice president joe biden is putting together a campaign team as crunch time approaches, but his announcement to join the race for the white house. after a year in jail south africa's oscar piece or russ will spend the wrist of his time. plus, the force that overwhelmed movie websites around the world tonight and the clues in the newly released "star wars" trailer that have social media abuzz. hello. welcome our viewers in the united states and all around the world. great to have you with us. i'm john