tv Early Start With John Berman and Christine Romans CNN October 20, 2015 1:00am-2:01am PDT
♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ jeb bush fights back ripping into donald trump in a late night interview. will biden run? the vice president said to be interviewing potential staff for a potential presidential campaign. and were the heads of the cia and homeland security hacked? the group claiming it as accessed secret e-mails. >> pot smoking kids. >> bored and up to no good. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. it is tuesday, october 20th. 4:00 a.m. in the east.
breaking overnight. jeb bush fires back over the feud with donald trump if his brother bears responsibility for the september 11th attacks. in the interview with sean hannity, he expresses these issues. >> his view of history is just wrong. the simple fact is when we were attacked my brother created an environment where 2,600 days, we were safe. he changed the laws and did everything necessary and kept us safe. just a tip of the hat to that and moving on to what the threats are today is what we should be focused on. donald trump is not a serious candidate when it comes to foreign policy. >> earlier in the day, trump fired off his own taunts. i am fighting to make sure it
doesn't happen again. jeb is too soft. we need tougher and sharper. more breaking political news overnight. high water mark for donald trump. the wall street journal poll has him at 25%. that is what trump talked about in south carolina. the polls. cnn's sara murray was there. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. in front of a crowd of thousands here, donald trump slammed his gop rivals and accused president obama of wanting to take away americans guns. >> second amendment. we're all heavy on the second amendment. the president is thinking about signing an executive order where he wants to take your guns away. this is new. not going to happen. that won't happen.
that's a tough one. i think that's a tough one for him to do when you actually have a second amendment, that's tough. there are plenty of executive orders being signed. you know that. we can't let that go on. >> reporter: what he did not mention is the latest controversy. that george w. bush was responsible for the 9/11 attack, he doubled down on twitter. it is a line that many felt was an unfair attack against the former president. they did not say they would sway their decision on who or not to vote for trump. the candidate dodged questions in a rare move for a candidate that loves the camera. back to you. >> thank you, sara. new signs that joe biden may be closed to running for president. his associates are setting up
interviews for campaign jobs. he arrived late for a white house climate change event. >> i'm the late joe biden and i just want you to know as much as i love you, i have been in a meeting with the president on another matter for last two hours. it is hard to say, mr. president, you're on your own. i'm leaving. although he is on his own. he doesn't need me. >> one white house member setoff a flurry. i have a very good source close to joe that tells me vp biden will run for president. he would run third in the polls. bernie sanders was in a campaign swing through iowa. our sunlen serfaty spoke to him. >> reporter: although sanders trails behind clinton in the polls, the first since the
debate, it is clearly he is feeling good and having a moment in the pop culture spotlight and having fun with it. noting all of the attention from "saturday night live" treatment he received. the equivalent to campaign gold. i asked if he expects to receive a bump in the polls from larry david. >> i'm giving serious thought. larry david does bernie sanders better than bernie sanders. maybe we will invite larry to do the next rally. we actually gained on it. we have done better since the last poll. i think that frankly the momentum is with us. there was a poll that came out in the new hampshire register. i freely concede. we started off the campaign at 3% in the polls. and people thought i was a
fringe candidate. we made a lot of progress in the last five months. we have a real shot to win this. >> reporter: that has been and continues to be one of the challenges for bernie sanders to go from being seen as a fringe candidate to a mainstream candidate. what is key here is going forward and a challenge for the sanders campaign to turn this attention that's focused on him into actual support. >> thank you. in a few hours, we will know if jim webb is dropping out of the democratic presidential race in favor of an independent run. he has a news conference set for 1:00 p.m. the former virginia senator is hovering near the bottom of the polls. spent him time at the democratic debate complaining of how little speaking time he was getting at the debate. and the secret service looking into claims of shocking hacks of the personal e-mail accounts of john brennan and
homeland security secretary jeh johnson. it doesn't appear the hackers got classified information. these were not governmental accounts. one self proclaimed hacker says this. >> you say were you able to hack into his personal inbox. what did you find? >> social security numbers. plans talking about iraq and syria. there was a lot of i guess private information. >> if this is true and it is true you actually have broken into his private e-mail account, how difficult would you say it is? >> you mean out of ten? >> sure. >> one. >> a one. >> yeah. >> so that hacker told lori he's a pot smoking american under the
age of 22 to target the government and police. the hackers have been tweeting information they gathered from the accounts. sources have confirmed brennan's and johnson's accounts were hacked, but cnn cannot independently verify the accounts were leaked. you have hackers going in. social engineering with verizon and aol to change the passwords. getting into the accounts. basically taking them over. >> it wasn't his government account. if there is one guy who would have his personal e-mail secure, it might be the cia director. breaking overnight. shocking blowout in canada. justin trudeau. it looks like the liberal party will win the election easily. the victory denies a fourth term for harper.
he is the son of the late prime minister trudeau. the liberals came up late. a big election with big implications in the united states. >> a real nail biter. the country is in recession because it depends on oil and commodities. a different situation there. still kitchen table economics. >> could have an impact on keystone and the war in syria. trudeau doesn't want to be involved. and european and asia shares closed mostly higher. shanghai rose and up 12% this month. worries about china's growth is pushing oil prices. and united's new ceo oscar
munoz suffered a heart attack last month. following the quick exit of the previous ceo where he lost his job over favor trading allegations with the airline and port authority of new york and new jersey. remember that was all the echo of that bridgegate scandal. now united top lawyer will be in charge. united ranks at bottom for customer service and now having its third acting chief in a little over a month. it was astronomy night at the white house. the president hosted students and bill nye the science guy among the students of ahmed mohamed, the student who made a homemade clock. the president telling him and all the kids to keep inventing
>> reporter: this is not the first time an innocent person has been killed in reaction to the stabbings. israeli police have launched an investigation into the incident. keep in mind it was a security guard who shot the 29-year-old migrant. the police are going to conduct an autopsy and try to determine if the man died as a result of the gunshot wound or the result of the mob that went up and kicked this man as he lay bleeding on the ground. on the basis of the results of the autopsy, they will determine whether they will level charges of murder or manslaughter on people who participated in this incident and in this day of cell
phones. a variety of people have filmed this so police know who was involved. we heard from israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu calling on law enforcement to do their job and not interfere in incidents such as this. given the level of tension that exists in the area, those words may not be heeded. rather heated in the moments of anger following the attacks. >> ben, it is midday there. any retributions? >> reporter: we are just getting news there may have been a stabbing incident. palestinian stabbing an israeli soldier in the southern west bank. that's a city where tensions are high even in the best of times. as far as news, we have just learned from a u.n. official
that u.n. general secretary ban ki-moon will come today and he will visit the territories to speak with officials to find ways to reduce the tension. although that is a difficult task at the moment. john. >> besides not talking to each other. ben wedeman, thank you. health officials in texas cut planned parenthood from the state's medicaid program. this following the video released in the summer. the video reveals program violations. he sent a letter to the houston planned parenthood stating they are no longer capable of performing medical procedures. in ohio, the state has exhausted lethal injection drugs and unable to obtain more.
11 scheduled for excuse in 2016 and one in 2017 have been granted temporary reprieves. in the east, it is 4:18. temperatures are rising along the east coast. let's get to meteorologist pedram javaheri. >> good tuesday morning, john and christine. we are entering a nice and dry trend on the eastern side of the country. look at the high pressure taking place. it will stay mostly sunny for the next three or four days with high pressure and temperatures warming up. you take a look at tuesday's highs up to 70 from the low 50s in new york city. chicago, unseasonably mild. 74 degrees on tuesday. by wednesday, 80 in chicago. new york city makes it up to 73. charlotte down to atlanta, temperatures on the mild side. this pattern is here to stay it with the sunshine in the forecast. in texas, it has been all about
the sunshine and heat this past summer. we know some 14 million people dealing with drought across the region. 32% of the state dealing with severe drought. we are watching tropical moisture work toward south texas. look at the forecast over the next couple days. some indications put 10 inches of rainfall from points of austin to san antonio, if the tropical feature works toward the region. certainly flooding concerns here, but beneficial with the drought issue across texas. thank you, pedram. this morning, the internet recovering from the release of the most important movie trailer of all time. the first full length preview of "star wars the force awakens." galactic awesomeness. >> i will finish what you started.
>> there were stories about what happened. >> it's true. all of it. >> all of it. han solo there all over the trailer. what does it all mean? it debuted at halftime on monday night football. disney corporation owners of espn and "star wars" franchise. that is synergy. the online ticket sales happened during the trailer and the internet exploded. >> what happens? the bad guys come back? >> i'm at a loss. i don't know. >> a disturbance in the force. >> i intend to find out on december 18th at a theater near you. >> i'm excited. i don't like corporate hype. i love "star wars." >> i'm all in. 20 minutes after the hour.
homicide. cnn international correspondent d david mckenzie is in south africa. what is the story of the early release of oscar pistorius? >> reporter: christine, the response is mixed. there are people who are outraged that oscar pistorius got out of jail just shy of a year in prison of the five-year sentence. he is now swapped his jail cell for a three-story mansion at his uncle's house in pretoria. his circumstances have changed. moments ago, the spokesperson on the pistorius family said it is not like he is led free. >> the family is happy oscar's home, but they want to make point the sentence continues. that is the key point here. his sentence is not shortened. he continues to serve his
sentence as per the sentence handed down by the trial judge. >> reporter: christine, he will be in some form of house arrest for the next few years. we do not know what the conditions are. his movement will be restricted. he will have to do community service out in the part of south africa and he will have other conditions like not being able to access firearms. he will not be able to drink or use drugs. he will be closely monitored. there are some sections of society say because of the nature of his crime that he killed his girlfriend by shooting her four times through a locked bathroom door, this sends a bad message where there is violent crimes against women. we will not see oscar pistorius anytime soon. he is locked up behind the three story mansion here in pretoria.
homeland security. what is going on here? the hackers speaking to cnn. alleged hackers i should say. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. breaking news. donald trump fires back over whether or not his claims of george w. bush kept america's safe during 9/11. jeb bush says this proves that trump doesn't understand the claims or threats around the world. >> his view of the history is wrong. my brother created an environment where 2,600 days, no one attacked us again. he changed the laws and united the country and kept us safe. a tip of the hat to that and moving on to what our threats
are today is what we should focus on. donald trump is not a serious candidate when it comes to foreign policy. >> bush said he would not support trump win the republican nomination. trump tweeted jeb is fighting to defend a catastrophic event. i'm fighting to make sure it doesn't happen again. jeb is too soft. we need tougher and sharper. the new poll suggests whether trump needs to pick fights with bush. trump led the highest share at 26%. this is what trump talked about on the trail in south carolina. cnn's sara murray was there. >> reporter: good morning. in front of a crowd here in south carolina, donald trump slammed his gop rivals and bragged about his lead in the polls and president obama wanting to take away american's guns. >> we are heavy on the second
amendment. you know the president's thinking about signing an executive or thor whee order w to take your guns away. this is new. that won't happen. that's a tough one. i think that's a tough one for him to do. when you actually have the second amendment. that's tough. there's plenty of executive orders being signed. you know that. we can't let that do on. >> reporter: what he didn't mention was the latest controversy. after suggesting that george w. bush was responsible for the terror attacks on 9/11. this is a line many voters felt was an unfair attack against the former president. they did not say if it would sway their decision. at for trump, reporters tried to catch up with him after the event. the candidate dodged the questions in a rare move for a candidate that loves the camera.
and new signs that joe biden may be close to announcing a run for president. a source close to the biden camp, the vice president's associates are setting up ev interviews for campaign jobs. he arrived late for a white house climate change event. >> i'm the late joe biden. i just want you to know as much as i love you, i have been in a meeting with the president on another matter for the last two hours and it is hard to say, mr. president, you're on your own. i'm leaving. although he is on his own. he doesn't need me. >> it is interesting. the statement that biden said that caused the most controve y controversy. the republicans. they're not my enemies. they're my friends. now one house member setoff a flurry of speculation.
i have a good source close to joe that the vp will run for pr prez. bernie sanders on a campaign swing through iowa. our cnn sunlen serfaty spoke to him. >> reporter: although bernie sanders still trails behind hillary clinton in the new national poll. the first since the debate, it is clear he is still feeling very good. he is clearly having a moment in the pop culture spotlight. he is having a little fun with it. while out on the campaign trail, noting all of this attention he has been getting from the ask the "saturday night live" treatment. i caught up with bernie sanders out in the iowa campaign trail and asked him if he expects to receive a bump in the polls from larry david. >> well, i'm giving serious thought. larry david does bernie sanders
better than bernie sanders does bernie sanders. maybe we will invite larry to do the next rally. i don't know. we actually gained on it. we have done better since the last poll. i think frankly the momentum is with us. there was a poll that came out in new hampshire that had us ahead. you know, i freely concede. we started off this campaign and i was at 3% in the polls. and people thought i was a fringe candidate. i think we made a lot of progress in last five months. i think we have a real shot to win this. >> reporter: that has been continues to be a challenge for bernie sanders. to go from being seen as a fringe candidate and to a mainstream candidate that appeals to a broader group of voters. the key is this will be a challenge in the moment into actual support. john and christine. >> thank you for that. in hours, we will know if
jim webb is dropping out of the republican derby in favor of an independent run. he set a news conference for 1:30 p.m. eastern. he spent much of his speaking time at the democratic debate complaining about how little speaking time he was getting. fbi and secret service are looking into claims of hacks into the e-mails of the cia director and homeland security director. one self proclaimed hacker tells cnn the e-mails held a wealth of personal details. >> you say you were able to hack into his personal inbox. what did you find? >> social security numbers. plans talking about iraq and
syria. there was a lot of private information. >> if this is true and it's true you actually broken into his private e-mail account, how difficult would you say it is? >> you mean out of ten? >> sure. out of ten. >> one. >> one. >> yes. >> he told cnn he is a pot smoking american under the age of 22 who did it to target the government and police. the hackers are tweeting information they claimed to gather from the accounts. the accounts were tahacked. big potential news this morning in the race for the next house speaker. john boehner's allies are urging him to remain on the job through the end of the year if paul ryan passes on the job. ryan is the choice of many to succeed boehner. he refused to say if he is running. if he declines, there could be a mad dash. under that scenario, it could
take months to find a new speaker. republicans are concerned about a prolonged leadership void and possible government shutdown in december. a debt ceiling which is coming up quick. breaking overnight. a shocking blowout election in canada. justin trudeau is set to be the first liberal leader in years. it does appear the liberal party will win enough seats to win majority. this denies a fourth term for harper. canada is the biggest trading partner with the united states. huge border. a huge liberal wave in that country after ten years of conservative. >> it is fascinating for keystone and other relationships the united states has with the huge trading partner. >> justin trudeau. boxing. time for an early start on your money.
european shares opened for an hour and a half now. they look lower. a progress report. recent gains leave dow 3.3% lower for the year. three weeks of gains in a row. the longest weekly winning streak since last year after suffering the correction over the summer. hillary clinton is urging u.s. regulators to investigate drug price gouging. she sent a letter to the fda over turing pharmaceuticals over the 5,000% price hike. 40 minutes past the hour. anger and fear in israel. residents are edge among growing attacks and mistaken identity killing. tragic there. what the government will do to prevent that ahead.
israeli police launching an investigation into an ugly mob assault that left an innocent african man beaten to death. it started with an israeli soldier murdered and the 29-year-old refugee was mistaken for an arab attacker. the angry mob stomped on this man and wounded and bleeding on the ground. let's bring in cnn's ben wedeman. israeli authorities are trying to prevent the random lone wolf
attacks, but you have the mob mentality and in this case, how do they ramp up security, but prevent something like this from happening as well? >> reporter: because of the dilemma they face. in the past, we heard israeli officials calling on every israeli for a license for a weapon to carry that if an attack takes place, to possibly prevent it. we heard from prime minister benjamin netanyahu calling on people not to take the law into their own hands and allow law enforcement personnel to operate. also, we understand the police are launching an investigation into this incident where a 29-year-old eritrean migrant was killed. they are trying to determine if he died as a result of the gunshot or whether the result of the beating he was subjected to afterwards by this angry mob. it really is reflective of the level of anger and passion and
fear that's gripped this land. just to give you more news, we understand from the israeli military that this morning in hebron, an incident, according to a palestinian that was trying to attack an israeli. the attacker has been shot, about israeli army is not sure f if he is wounded or dead. there is a flurry of activity. we understand that the secretary-general ban ki-moon is coming to the area to meet with officials to try to bring some sort of lessening of senses. also israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu will travel to germany tomorrow and meet u.s. secretary of state john kerry later in the week. mr. kerry will be meeting with
mr. abbas and king abdullah of jordan to try to bring this crisis to an end. christine. >> certainly tragedy there. thank you for that. ben wedeman. upstate new york teenager beaten in an attack that killed his brother. he is expected to testify this week. 17-year-old christopher leonard released from the hospital. he and his 19-year-old brother were beaten from the members of the word of life christian church. this is believed to be prompted by the boys desire to leave the church. lamar odom making good progress this morning. sources say he is getting closer to leaving las vegas and transferred to a hospital in los angeles for more treatment. the 35-year-old former nba star was found unresponsive last week after found in a brothel. he is said to be breathing on
his own and has been talking to his estranged wife khloe kardashian. little is known why odom collapsed at the brothel. he had been taking cocaine and a herbal sexual supplement. and 48 minutes past the hour. oscar pistorius released from prison. >> his family has released a statement this morning. hear what they have to say next.
new this morning, oscar pistorius is out of prison after serving less than a year of his five-year sentence. he was moved to house arrest in south africa. the olympic blade runner was found guilty of cupable homicide. we have cnn's david mckenzie in pretoria, south africa. david, this is controversial. the move to house arrest. >> reporter: it is controversial. it is, john, within the confines of south african law. after five years sentencing, you can be released at 1/6 sentence. that is what we have seen here. oscar pistorius has been removed from the prison cell. staying in a plush three story
mansion with his uncle now. not a punitive scenario, but under strict conditions. john. >> what about reeva steenkamp's family? what is their reaction today? >> reporter: they reached out to us through their lawyer and they say nothing can bring reeva steenkamp back. that they expected that oscar pistorius will be released. interestingly, they say they would potentially be willing to meet with oscar pistorius face-to-face. they could have some meeting, some kind of attempt at getting toward closure in the horrible case. they say that pistorius himself will have to initiate that meeting. in fact, restorative justice is part of the system. pistorius was paying some type of restitution to the steenkamps during the trial. he is behind this wall swapping a barbed wire fence for a
good morning. let's get an early start on your money. u.s. stock futures are down a bit. a lot that could change that. earnings coming out this morning from travelers, verizon and others before the bell. the dow claimed steadily recently. three weeks of gains in a row. the longest winning streak since last year. the dow suffered correction over the summer, but recent gains leave it down 3.3% for the year. the credit card industry making a change to chip-based technology. scammers are figuring out how to take advantage. if you have not received your new card, watch out for this
phishing scam. e-mails pretending to be credit card companies offering a link to get your new chip-based card. the federal trade commission warns do not trust e-mails. trust information through the credit card company web site. if you are not sure, call the number on the back of your credit card. only the number on the back of your credit card to get more information. you are shaking your head. >> that is why i stop responding to e-mails. >> i thought you just didn't like people. people are writing bigger red checks this year. especially those in florida and california. the rent numbers. according to rent range, the average hike is 24%. next is sacramento at 18%. in the top five, sarasota,
florida and san francisco. >> they were in the dumps. >> interest rates are low right now. in some communities, it does make sense to figure out if it should be time to buy as long as the home affordability is in line. >> don't respond to any e-mail. "early start" begins right now. overnight, jeb bush fighting back. the interview where he takes on donald trump head on and fight over september 11th intensifies. will biden run? he is said to be interviewing staff. were the heads of the cia and homeland security hacked? good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman.