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this is cnn breaking news. good morning, so grateful for your company. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. >> we start with breaking news out of switzerland. police in geneva arrested two men of syrian origin, they're telling us, after traces of explosives turned up in their car. the city is on high alert after a tip-off from u.s. intelligence that terrorists were discussing plans to attack geneva. >> nic robertson is with us now. what do we know about these arrests? >> reporter: well, they took
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place on friday here in switzerland. we also know from the federal authorities here in switzerland, they are investigating these two men on suspicion of manufacturing, of transporting and of using explosives and chemical agents of toxic gases. so this, a major concern here. i've spoken with swiss officials and they believe that not only the u.n. that's headquartered behind me here in high-profile meetings about syria that were taking place yesterday were the target but they're also concerned it's the people of geneva who were the target. this weekend, a big celebration take place in downtown geneva. people are walking the streets, representing the last time switzerland, geneva, went to war in 1802. this is a time of great concern for swiss authorities. they have so many additional
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people on the streets, so many tourists in the runup to christmas. now they have two men of syrian origin arrested, the vehicle containing traces of explosives and toxic gases. >> there was another reason it was on high alert. authorities have been tracking a belgian van that's supposed to have briefly entered switzerland on tuesday. what do you know that about situation? >> reporter: there are various concerns. there's chatter about a plan to attack geneva and toronto and chicago as well. that's one piece of the information. the van, this is a van this was believed to have belgian registered van that when the police investigated it more thoroughly after they discovered it passed into switzerland, they realized it was associated -- the own are was associated with one of the paris attackers. that was a very big cause for concern. what we are learning at the moment, we're beginning to get
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more details, this isn't something that's just centered here in switzerland. there are elements of this that may lead the authorities across the border to france, those details we're not fight clear on yet as well. this is something we know the french authorities have now stepped in and are helping the swiss authorities in investigating. >> all right. nic robertson, we so appreciate it. thank you for the update. we are "t" minus three daus until the next republican debate. the gloves are off between donald trump and ted cruz or so it would seem. >> the gop front-runner slamming cruz for his ties to big oil and he's also questioning cruz on his religion. cnn, live in south carolina where trump is set to speak again. she joins us now. sunlan s
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what can you tell us. >> donald trump saying he was having fun with ted cruz when he launched those attacks in des moines last night. make no mistake about it, these were attacked that were pointed, specific in large part, a response to two big factors, one that ted cruz is doing very well in iowa right now and also that ted cruz just did something in private that he hasn't done publicly, criticize donald trump directly. cruz this week in a fund-raiser in new york city mentioning that he doesn't think questioning whether trump has the judgment to be commander in chief. so trump's response to that came last night, very swiftly. and it was a specific response, really meant to resonate in a specific audience of iowa caucusgoers. so trump went after cruz's religion and also called him anti-iowa because cruz does not support ethanol subsidies. here's more of what donald trump said last night. >> so i think we're going to do -- we're doing really well
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with evangelicals. by the way, again, i do like ted cruz. but not a lot of evangelicals come out of cuba in all fairness. it's true. not a lot come out. but i like him nevertheless. but with the ethanol, really, he's got to come a long way. he's right now for the oil. but i understand it. oil pays him a lot of money. he's got to be for oil, right? the oil companies give him a lot of money, but i'm with you. i'm with everybody. i'm with everybody. look, i'm self-funding. i have no oil company. i have no special interest. >> now, the cruz campaign had no response to trump's renewed attacks last night. it will be interesting to see how this comes up in the debate. ted cruz for his part, he has really been skittish, not wanting to alienate any trump voters from criticizing donald
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trump directly. he said yesterday he doesn't want to get involved in a cage match. this will be fascinating to watch on tuesday, whether the rumblings play out in full force on the debate stage. >> what are we expecting from trump today? >> well, he will have a rally shortly here in aiken, south carolina. this is a smaller crowd than normal. typical trump rallies, the attorney general will ask a few questions of donald trump. it will be interesting to see if he takes questions from the audience. we don't know whether he will or will not. but we will, of course, be being close attention to any renewed, additional attacks on ted cruz, especially going into tuesday's debate. christie? >> we appreciate it. thank you. there are now two republican presidential candidates who are hunting at a possible third party run. ben carson and donald trump. here's what trump told our jake tapper about a brokered convention and his pledge to stay within the party and not make that independent bid. >> what do you think about the
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idea of the brokered convention? when dr. ben carson heard about it, he got upset. he said it sounded like people in power, in the republican establishment were trying to right the wheel of the voters. >> frankly, he may be right. i haven't seen it yet. i've been hearing about these closed door meetings. i don't like that. that wasn't deal i made. i signed a pledge. the pledge was a double deal. they were supposed to be honorable. we'll find out. if it's that way, they'll have problems. but i hope it's not going to be that way. i hope it's not going to be that way. >> let's talk more about ben carson and that message, came after that closed door meeting by gop leaders. he said in a statement, here's a quote, if this was the beginning of a plan to subvert the will of the voters and replace it with political elite, donald trump
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will not be the only one leaving the party. let's bring in our senior political analyst ron brownstein, editorial director at the national journal. good morning to you, ron. >> good morning. >> how serious do you believe trump is about this? and does he believe that he could win? >> well, i think donald trump's belief about what he can do is pretty boundless. maybe he does think he can win. it's very difficult. even ross perot who won 19% of the popular vote in 1992 did not win a single state. that's the challenge in a third party bid. donald trump has an identifiable constituency. he could probably jen route a significant share of the popular vote, particularly among blue collar whites. accumulating that to a point where you can actually win states and compete in the electoral college is something else. you have the challenge to finish second to republicans and democrats this threat will be out there for fight a while.
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like a lure on a line, he puts it out, pulls it back. i think that pattern will go on for fight a while into 2016. >> ben carson, what has he earned from this implied threat of going third party? i'm sure anyone who takes the smallest amount of the gop vote with them concerns party leadership. >> yes. i think it's much less plausible in ben carson's case. he didn't have the organizational capacity to get on the ballot if he did become an independent candidate. i'm not sure that's what he was suggesting. it's at the root of all of this, the unusual nature of the primary contest. if you go back, the modern primary era began in 1976 for americans. it has narrowed down to two candidates very quickly in every race with the exception of one. that leads you to a definitive result that produces a first ballot victory in the convention. this year, there is a plausible possibility you could see three candidates sustain viable campaigns all the way through
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june. donald trump with his strength among blue collar voters in particular, spreading across the party. you have ted cruz eclipsing ben carson as the candidate of evangelical christians and you have this broad audition for who will be the candidate of center white, secular blue kol republicans. those pools of support are distinct enough and the geographic strong holds are distinct enough that people can foresee three candidates going to june. that's when you get the possibility that no one will have enough ballots. probably won't happen but it could happen, especially if you have three candidates that can go the distance. >> okay, three, but not 13. when does the establishment start to nudge and start to suggest heavily that some of the single digit nontrump candidates maybe pull out so everyone else can coalesce around one or, in
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your case, two here of the nontrump candidates. before iowa? before super tuesday? >> that's a great question and a critical question. i think it is difficult for it to happen before the new hampshire results, actually. because of that donald trump has a reasonable chance of winning new hampshire. sblly you have four candidates who are the primary candidates for the establishment lane. ted cruz is in his own place. rubio is probably the strongest at this point, move to third and second in many of the national polls. you have kasich, bush, christie, they are all more viable in new hampshire, at least as viable in new hampshire as they are nationally and the risk is that they will divide and fragment that center right vote in a way that would allow trump with -- even with a reasonably modest number, somewhere betwee 25 and 30 to win the state. if those four candidates, christie, rubio, bush and casish, all finish between 10 and 18, you could imagine trump winning. the real risk to the establishment is that they don't coalesce behind a single candidate fast enough to prevent the outsiders, in this case,
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trump and to a large extent cruz, some establishing an insurmountable advantage. still think it's likely the consolidation will happen but it won't happen until after new hampshire. >> with so many people in the field, their respective ceilings are lower than his floor at this point. with so many people in. >> exactly right. >> ron brownstein, always good to have you. >> thank you. remember, there's that interview on "state of the union." jake tapper sits down with donald trump ahead of the debate. we'll reveal the lineup for the debates. remember, that's happening at 9:00 a.m. on sunday. and then the last republican debate of the year is on tuesday, 6:00 to 8:30 -- 6:00 and 8:30, i should say, eastern right here on cnn. breaking news in the san bernardino case. where investigators have been searching the lake for the past several days. apparently they may have found something. we'll have a live report. also in the wake of a poll showing more americans now than
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this is cnn breaking news. breaking news in san bernardino where investigators had been searching a lake for several days now. they've been hoping to find evidence left by the two killers who submitted last week's terror attacks. >> cnn's ana cabrera joins us on the phone now. ana, what are you learning today that may have possibly been found? >> christie and victor, i spoke with an fbi spokesperson here who tells me they did indeed find items in the lake in their search over the last day and a
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half or so. but she isn't able to confirm at this time whether those items are actually related to this case. she cautioned that, you know, typically when divers search a public lake, they find all kinds of different items. they obviously would err on the side of caution of taking items out that could possibly be linked to the case. it requires further investigation to determine if that is indeed the case. i can tell you investigators are back on scene this morning. they are gearing up to go back into the water. we've seen them here since thursday afternoon when they began the lake search and telling reporters that they had received a couple of tips that the shooters were in this area on the day of the shooting. and so that has led them to canvassing the neighborhood, canvassing the surrounding park and now they are going through the lake bit by bit. they said they'll leave no stone unturn as they search for any kind of evidence that could be
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related to this investigation. we know they are looking for that hard drive. that has been missing from the couple's computer. that could be a key piece of evidence, but they're still trying to piece together who kind of con tacks or who their connections may be with from these killers or perhaps other terrorists here in the u.s. or overseas. they're trying to put that all together still as they continue with this very massive investigation. >> very complex, in not only who they communicated with but when those communications were exchanged. ana cabrera there for us in san bernardino. thank you so much. let's talk to cnn national security analyst peter. how soon before they may make some of the information public? >> i'm not certain, obviously, if it's been at the bottom of the lake were whatever has been
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recovered, if it is related to the case will be damaged. that said, the fbi unit at quantico that works on electronics and computers can work miracles. the example of this was the mumbai attacks in 2008 in which 166 people were killed, the attackers left a gps on a boat that they were taking between pakistan and india. the fbi was able to find a ghost image to show that the boat originated in karachi, pakistan and gone across the ocean to mumbai, which obviously was an important piece of the investigation. it's not clear how long it will take. but clearly the fbi has great capacity to find what's on those computers. of course, crist -- christi, the question is who was syed farook reaching out to? and what exactly were the nature of his relationship with a cell of four men in california who
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were attempting to join al qaeda and the taliban in 2012. those are two very big investigative questions that we don't know the answers to yet. >> the hard drive may answer. >> yes. >> okay. i wanted to bring in other breaking news here and get your opinion on this. swiss police officers arrested two terror suspects in geneva. you know, we've heard about the uk. we've heard about france. we've heard about even italy possibly being a target for isis. but what if there is a terror cell in switzerland? >> well, certainly switzerland has not been a hot bed of jihadist terrorism. that said, if you look at the big cases of either attacks or plots that have been inverted. france we had the paris attacks twice in the past year. in belgium we had the big cell broken up in january. now we have what looks like an isis cell in geneva. the isis -- the public officials in geneva said they are concerned about an isis cell.
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nic robertson said these two men have been arrested with traces of explosives in their car. more than 1,000 have gone to syria. these people are comfortable in fra frankophone environments. they are people that are part of the isis cell that geneva authorities have said they are concerned with them planning to strike. >> the fact that a cell has possibly made it to switzerland, is that alarming to you? >> we know that 90 countries have seen members or citizens go to syria to fight with jihadi
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groups. in finland, we're talking about a couple dozen people, whatever. it differs in scale. the fact is there are swiss nationals that have gone to switzerland and i think that, you know, the fact that i think the common link here is the ability to speak french and communicate in french, and it is not necessarily surprising that they were arrested in geneva rather than say some other part of switzerland which isn't a french speaking part of switzerland. >> very good point. peter bergen, thank you for being here. we appreciate your insight. >> thank you. still to come, americans are more fearful of a terrorist attack since any time since 9/11. what is the u.s. government doing to quell those fears? that's next.
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26 minutes past the hour. the attacks in san bernardino adding new urgency for u.s. officials to track down potential terrorists in the u.s. many counterterrorism officials tell us lone wolf style attackers are the hardest to identify. without promising any information, what are they telling you? >> christi, we had seen dozens of people arrested in the united states as part of ongoing terrorism investigations, many of these individuals go online
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and quickly get the attention of law enforcement. but then you have those lone wolves you just mention. they're the ones that don't necessarily pop up on the radar until they become operational and now this other concern that u.s. authorities have of this growing support for isis in the u.s., one report now saying that it has reached an us precedented level. >> reporter: there is no telling how many isis-inspired operatives may currently be in the u.s. there are the numbers. the fbi reporting it has some 900 active cases where they're looking at potential isis sympathizers. pair that with figures published by george washington university earlier this month, showing at least 300 americans or u.s.-based sympathizers who actively support isis on social media and spread the terror group's propaganda. 71 people have been arrested by u.s. authorities for so-called isis related activities. 56 of them this year alone, the most terrorism related arrests since 9/11, according to the
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g.w. report. ahmed mohamed al gamal is one of them. his case, among dozens making their way through federal court systems across the country. the figures reflect the cost and struggle for u.s. officials to track down extremists already in the country. the efforts were not enough to thwart last week's isis-inspired attack in san bernardino, california. investigators keep digging into syed farook's and tashfeen ma k malik's past. >> we're working hard to understand their association and source of inspiration. >> reporter: the u.s. facing its greatest terrorism threat since 9/11, a sobering statement from the fbi. so who are the subjects of these roughly 900 investigations? this report noting that the typical isis recruit is roughly 26 years old and a male, christi. you look at the shootings in san bernardino, you look at malik
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and clearly, that does not apply which means law enforcement really have to work hard to try to stay a step ahead. >> very good point. pola sandoval, thank you so much. >> you bet. still to come in the newsroom, faith threatened by flames. a california mosque torched as muslims prayed inside and then forced to pray outside on the street. now the fbi is investigatin xwlooi, e twins. aunt alice... you didn't tell me aunt alice was coming. of course. don't forget grandpa. can the test drive be over now? maybe just head back to the dealership? don't you want to meet my family? yep, totally. it's practically yours, but we still need your signature. the volkswagen sign then drive event. zero due at signing, zero down, zero deposit, and zero first months payment on a new jetta and other select models.
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sheriff's deputies along with the fbi investigating a mosque fire in palm springs. >> deputies are questioning someone but the person at this time is not considered a suspect. this apparent arson follows another attack at the same mosque a year ago. >> reporter: the security guard for the mosque says he saw the fire from miles away. >> i pull up to the intersection, i turn left and
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there's a huge plume of smoke, mushroom cloud. >> reporter: witnesses and police said someone threw some incendiary device at the mosque around noon friday. the fire burned the front doors and spread to the lobby before firefighters put it out. everyone got out safely and mosque members were forced to pray on the streets outside. >> you see the brothers praying on the outside. that's one of the obligations we do, we pray, we do our prayers. over here on the dirt, not on the road but that's what we do. we pray, give a positive message, then we go back to work. >> reporter: this attack comes a year after someone fired several shots into the mosque. that shooter was never caught. >> i'm sure you can imagine, any church really but a mosque, i'm sure it's in the back of your mind. >> reporter: they compared this fireple bombing what happened in san bernardino last week, an hour west of the mosque.
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>> if it appears that these acts were because of religion, those are acts of terrorism. terrorism is terrorism, no matter if it's like what we saw in san bernardino or someone who reacts. they're both terrorists. >> reporter: paaccording to a report from the council on american list slammic relations, this has been a record year for anti-muslim acts with more than 60 cases of harassment or vandalism reported. let's now bring in our senior editor of "islamic monthly" and human rights lawyer. arslan, good to have you back. >> good to be here. >> when you hear this is a record year for anti-muslim acts, what goes through your mind and what do you attribute this to? >> i can attribute it two words,
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donald trump. >> are you blaming donald trump for what happened in palm springs? >> yes. politically i am. what donald trump should know is if you're going to replace the word muslims with jews and sound like a nazi, you probably shouldn't say it. governor jeb bush called him unhinged. lindsey graham said he could go to hell. if we're trying to stay safe from isis, we need to not vote for donald trump. he's disintegrating the gray zone of co-existence. just when we didn't blame all christians for the planned parenthood shooter, so too should we not blame the entire muslim community for these acts either. >> all muslims should not be blamed for the act of the fringe but you're blaming donald trump for the acts that have not been connected to him. >> no, i'm saying that his
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rhetoric is leading to these sorts of acts, victor. again, if you replace muslims with jews or gays or latinos, african-americans, all of whom donald trump has defamed and if we saw a spike in anti any of these hate crimes, political rhetoric will be tied to it. we saw flyers in alabama from the ku klux klan in alabama. they've said we've seen an increase in traffic in membership because of donald trump. we have to stop treating donald trump like a side show and take him very seriously with the words that he says. it is going to have a real-life impact on people who are going to be impacted by it here innocently in the united states. >> arslan, i want to get your reaction to something i read. the leader of a muslim group in connecticut, whether a mosque that was shot at after the paris attacks, he said this, the person who fired at our mosque didn't know us well.
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we have to do a better job of reaching out to people. i wonder, is that part of the solution? i don't know of another example that a minority group that is facing violence says it is their job to change. >> you know, sadly, victor, if you look at a lot of public opinion polls that have been conducted since september 11th, a lot say they don't know a muslim at all. kareem abdul-jabbar, shaquille o'neal, dr. oz, fareed zakaria from cnn are all muslims. i tell people as a human rights lawyer, it's hard to demonize people when they've been humanized. you can be opposed to marriage equality but most people probably have a gay cousin somewhere. i always say i wish people had muslim cousins so we could be humanized to average americans
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as well. >> arslan, always good to have you. >> likewise. thanks, victor. >> sure. still to come on "newsroom" -- applause from a short while ago. negotiators after weeks of intense talks to carve out an agreement to save the earth from climate change. what exactly is in this potential deal? but first, you don't want to miss the cnn quiz show. famous americans edition. here's a look at the teams. >> i have to think of a motto for us. second place is first loser. >> i'm a little bit country. >> i'm a little bit rock 'n' roll. >> i think we need a theme song. >> i'm partial to fun. >> i bet the others don't have a song. >> they have no music in their life.
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you're looking at the scene moments ago in paris. representatives from 196 countries have been hutled there for weeks to hammer out an agreement to slow climate change. a large group of demonstrators gathered outside where negotiators will soon vote on that deal to keep the earth from warming by more than a couple degree. a lot of competing interests here, though. many unresolved issues as well. it's a milestone that they're voting on something after 20 years of debate and weeks of
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intense negotiations. cnn senior international correspondent jim bitterman is in paris as well. have you gotten any more clarity about what specifically is in this deal? where are well, sure. we know what's in the deal. but it's actually a couple -- there's a two pitch part deal here, christi. there's an adoption agreement and also the agreement itself. and the difference between the two is the adoption agreement covers what is going to take place in about an hour from now, we think. it was supposed to have been an hour ago, but it didn't happen. it's been delayed until about an hour from now. that adoption agreement has specific language in it and as part of that, there's a ten-page document called the paris agreement. that agreement will go back to the various governments involved here and they'll have to decide whether they're going to sign on or not. there will be an official signing ceremony next april to really put this thing into action. but as it stands now, there's a
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number of thing, for example, this idea that a target of 1.5 degrees global warming over the next century is what the world is going to try for. to get to that goal, it's going to be very difficult indeed. you'll have to move away from the carbon-based fuels almost entirely. so it's very ambitious in its nature. there's a huge amount of money exchanging hands. the developed world is promising under this agreement, the adoption agreement anyway, $100 billion per year over the next five years and continuing beyond that, there's a commitment to relook at this and keep the 100 billion a year coming after that. this is $100 billion in not only public funds but private funds going from the developed countries to the lesser developed nations. christi? >> all righty. one quick question. james hanson, a former nasa scientist credited with helping to sound the alarm on climate change initially, he's dismissive of this summit. he said as long as fossil fuels
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appear to be cheapest out there, they will continue to be burned. has that been addressed there? >> well, sure it has. for one of the things that was worked on is this private initiative here that bill gates announced where billionaires are committing billions and billions of dollars to developing solar energy and making solar energy cheaper than it is now. there's also a geothermal group that's gotten together to make geothunderstormal means of heating and generating electricity cheaper. yes, if it gets to the point where there's nothing cheaper than fossil fuels, it will be fossil fuels, probably and the nasa scientist is probably right. the whole point of this is to get other kinds of renewable energy and a cheaper market value that the carbon-based fuels. christi? >> jim bitterman, we appreciate you walking us through it. thank you. still to come on "newsroom," after months of debate, the
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christmas used to be my favorite. everything's different now. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? narrator: to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent... but anyone can help a foster child. baltimore is ramping up security as the first of six freddie gray manslaughter trial ends soon. the police commissioner, even canceled leave next week, so close to christmas, for all cops and scheduled them to work 12-hour shifts to ensure enough men and women are on duty ahead of the jury's ruling on the fate of officer william porter. on friday, porter's defense team
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rested after calling the suspect's mother to the stand in an attempt to paint him as a nice, honest man. the character witnesses, what you would expect. attorneys also called on a police captain who testified that porter wasn't the transporting officer, so he wasn't responsible for freddie gray or any of the suspects in that van. on monday we expect to hear jury instructions and closing arguments. >> defense attorney joins us now. keisha, thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> what do you make of the last day, the final day of that the defense wrapped things up, especially with mr. porter's mother? what you see in your son, obviously is a biased example of who he might be some might say. >> well, right. all attorneys will put forth a character witness. i'm not too concerned about the weight of that because jurors know that. it's common sense. my thing with this particular
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defendant is i feel that he's the least culpable of all the six officers charged. in order to convict him of the most serious offense, which is manslaughter, the prosecution would have to prove there was a gross departure from the normal procedure followed by a reasonable officer in that situation. i think that will be difficult to prove. >> if you think he is the least culpable -- >> yes. >> -- depending on what happened in this case, how might it affect the other cases? we know it's not supposed to. but when you have a jury and outside people watching it, what happens here, could it somehow affect what happens in the future with the other cases? >> it could. i look at this case as a finger pointing game. of course he's saying i told the supervisor. and i wasn't the driver. so i think those particular defendants actually may be negatively affected if this particular officer is acquitted, because it's basically shifting the blame to them. and i do think that that's what's going to happen. this officer, there's testimony
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that he did not witness the arrest. he wasn't the driving officer and that he did try to help mr. gray and that he did report this to a supervisor. >> what do you think has to be present in the closing argument for both sides? >> i'm sorry, could you repeat that? >> what do you think has to be present, what will both sides in their closing arguments really hone in on? >> of course the prosecution is going to say that this officer or defendant did not adhere to the rules and procedure of the police department and as a result of that, this victim died. now, the defense is going to say, listen, what he did as far as not having him in a seat belt and not calling the paramedic was not necessarily criminal behavior. it may be negligence but it did not rise to the level of a criminal act. >> keisha heaven, appreciate your insight. thank you so much for being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> sure. we'll be right back. like limiting where you earn bonus cash back.
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contracts but rather each other. in celebration of our great nation and one of its most beloved traditions, dignitaries, current service men and women are filing in around the stadium here in philadelphia. it's fight the scene. just as much as this event is more than just a game, navy's quarterback, he's a record setter and he's more than just a football player. this guy, we need to take a look at his course list. he's an absolute inspiration. look at this course list, politics of irregular warfare, national security decisionmaking in the cyber age, not your ordinary course load for a footballplayer, guys. he's a discipline, dedicated future leader of our nation and i had the time to spend with keenan. listen to what he had to say. >> it's big, you know, the courses that we take kind of priming us for what we need to be successful out in the fleet as leaders. >> when you hear about the things that happened in paris and now in san bernardino, california, does that move you?
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>> it definitely kind of reminds you of why you're really here, the commitment, the bigger commitment you made to serving your country and the evil that we're out to protect. so i think it's kind of a centering thing. >> now, keenan and his teammates will be at the center of attention today, the joint army/navy chorus is singing and practicing the national anthem behind me. it's going to be a wonderful, gorgeous day for a true american tradition, the army/navy game. victor, christi, back to you. >> great music there. go make great memories today. >> much more in the next hour of "cnn newsroom." we turn it over to fredericka whitfield. >> is it winter? >> we did get some decorations up this week. i think it will get a little christmas later in the week. >>


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