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>> wow, unbelievable. josh altman, thank you so much. great talking with you. and that does it for me. "the lead" with jake tapper starts right now. thanks so much for watching. thanks, pam. three weeks to go until actual votes are cast in 2016. "the lead" starts right now. deadlocked in iowa. new polls showing donald trump cannot shake senator ted cruz no matter how many maple leaves he tries to pin upon him. [ gunfire ] finding "el chapo." brand new video of the deadly bloody shootout that led to the capture of the billionaire drug kingpin. details how he almost wormed his way out of this again. plus -- ♪ rebel, rebel, your face is a mess ♪ ♪ rebel, rebel, ever join your
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dress ♪ ♪ good afternoon everyone. i'm jake tapper. welcome to "the lead." we begin with our politics lead. could hillary clinton lose iowa again? it happened in 2008. she came in third, you might remember. and now with weeks to go before the first votes and despite her campaign's best efforts, senator bernie sanders is closing the gap with clinton in iowa. and he's still leading her in new hampshire. cnn's senior political correspondent brianna keilar is covering bernie sanders in pleasantville, iowa. brianna, you interviewed sanders today. how does he explain his rise there? >> reporter: well, jake, pardon me for being a little quiet. we are in the middle of a bernie sanders event here in pleasantville, iowa. basically what he said is everyone knows hillary clinton and voters have had to get to know him. and he says that as they get to know him and what he's about when it comes to policies that
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they choose to be with him instead of hillary clinton. but i'm also told by sources close to the clinton campaign that they're very confident when it comes to their ground game and they think that they'll be able to pull this out in iowa and also in new hampshire. obviously the primary will be the key test there, but talking to bernie sanders today he was almost gleeful about the race tightening in the polls. >> clearly they began this race believing that their victory was virtually inevitable. i don't think they believe that today. all right. >> reporter: a new nbc news"the wall street journal" poll puts bernie sanders within striking distance, just three points shy of hillary clinton in iowa, within the margin of error. and you feel that is a real three points that you're that close? >> yeah, i do. >> reporter: sanders meanwhile is holding onto a narrow lead in new hampshire. clinton fund raising off the tight race e-mailing supporters in the granite state, it's going to be close but i'm ready to do this. part of her closing pitch to democratic voters she is more
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electable than sanders. >> think hard about the people who are presenting themselves to you, their experience, their qualifications, their positions. and particularly for those of us who are democrats, their electability. >> reporter: but polls show sanders outperforming clinton in general election matchups against donald trump and ted cruz, he's trying to counter her argument. >> the recent ones in new hampshire and iowa face-to-face with donald trump and the other republican candidates we are doing a lot better than hillary clinton does. so i think in terms of electability in the general election, i think democrats might want to look at bernie sanders as the candidate. >> reporter: but sanders' moderate stance on gun laws has left him as a ruvulnerable in tl weeks before the early contest after president obama in a "new york times" op-ed said, i will not campaign for, vote for or support any candidate, even in my own party who does not support common sense gun reform. now, clinton is hitting sanders' record including a 2005 vote that gave gun manufacturers and gun store owners immunity from
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prosecution of guns they sold were used in a crime. >> i think that the excuses and efforts on senator sanders to avoid responsibility for this vote, which the nra hailed as the most important in 20 years points up a clear difference. >> reporter: facing pressure, sanders has since signalled he is open to changing his position. >> what president obama is saying is that these are very important issues for him. and i agree with him. i've cast 10,000 votes in my life and there was a vote that i cast which was a complicated vote, yes, there were response to that i certainly am willing to reconsider it. >> reporter: it's a response welcomed by the white house, which seemed to acknowledge that the president's threat was at least partly aimed at sanders. >> we've seen some movement on this since the op-ed appeared on thursday. we think that's good. >> reporter: it's interesting, jake. sanders actually dismissed the idea that president obama was putting a finger on the scale on this issue for hillary clinton. he said, no, this is just an
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issue that he cares a lot about. certainly the clinton campaign is using this moment though for what they see is the major vulnerability for bernie sanders, his position on guns with this democratic primary electorate. the question -- this was interesting, he did question hillary clinton's authenticity on the issue as we've heard him do. he talked about how in 2008 she thought that then-senator obama was too strong on gun control. and he's sort of reviving that moniker that senator obama used to describe hillary clinton annie oakley. we heard him say that again, jake. >> right. brianna, hillary clinton now having to respond to questions about an e-mail she sent when she was secretary of state, one that was released friday, i believe. the republican chairman of the senate judiciary committee says that the e-mail, quote, appears to show clinton instructing a subordinate to remove the headings from a classified document and send it to her in an unsecure manner. what's clinton saying?
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>> reporter: clinton is denying that that is what happened. she said that this was somewhat common practice and she said no classified information was transmitted. but this was an e-mail back in 2011 that she sent to one of her top aides, jake sullivan, advising him because there was a problem with a secure fax line and she was trying to get some talking points to remove the header in that identifying information. but, again, she's downplaying that anything happened. and the other thing that's difficult here, jake, is that a lot of this e-mail is redacted, so it's missing some context and hard to get to the bottom of it. but you see hillary clinton's problem. she's had to migrate from saying there was no classified e-mails sent from her server to there was nothing that was classified at the time it was sent. and she deals with this constantly as new e-mails are released. >> all right. brianna keilar with the sanders campaign in iowa where he is only gaining steam. let's turn now to the republican race for the presidential nomination. donald trump says ted cruz has a problem just like he thinks hillary clinton does, according
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to the republican front-runner, mr. trump, both clinton and cruz could wind up in court. trump says who the hell knows if cruz is a natural born citizen and if he's even eligible to run for the white house. now, most legal experts say cruz born in canada to an american mother is constitutionally eligible and does qualify as a natural born citizen because his mother was a citizen, an american citizen when he was born. so why would trump be raising this issue? and why would he be turning on his best campaign bro? well, the polls of course. in iowa a new poll today has trump just eking out a margin of error lead over cruz. cnn chief political correspondent dana bash is with donald trump today in windham, new hampshire. dana, mr. trump even though he's in new hampshire today, a lot of what he's said today is seen directed at iowans just as he was going after mr. cruz. >> reporter: exactly right, jake. it is a two-man race for first place in iowa. there is no question about that.
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here in new hampshire donald trump has a much more comfortable lead, but he studies polls enough, talks about polls enough to know that in presidential politics especially it is very precarious here in the granite state, so he's not leaving anything to chance. who does donald trump see as his stiffest competition? here's a hint. >> ted cruz is a problem. i mean, he's got a problem. >> reporter: trump used this new hampshire rally to once again hammer at questions about ted cruz's eligibility to be president since he was born in canada. >> you can't have a nominee who's going to be subject to being thrown out as a nominee. you just can't do it. >> reporter: today there's fresh evidence that trump is right to hone in on cruz. >> god bless the great state of iowa. >> reporter: in iowa several new polls show the two men neck and neck. one shows cruz with a four-point lead. another gives trump a two-point advantage. both are within the margin of
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error. and though trump is way ahead here in new hampshire with 32% in a new monmouth university poll, cruz is climbing now tied for second with john kasich. >> i'm not going to be taking legal advice any time soon from donald trump. >> reporter: despite the drubing, cruz, a harvard trained lawyer and former supreme court clerk insists he is eligible since his mother was born in america. >> the constitution and laws of the united states are straightforward. the very first congress defined the child of a u.s. citizen born abroad as a natural born citizen. >> reporter: now another influential republican is sowing doubts about that. popular iowa gop governor terry branstad told reporters when you run for president of the united states any question is fair game. so let the people decide. branstad hasn't endorsed but his son runs a group slamming cruz for opposing ethanol subsidies,
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critical to iowa livelihood. most agreed with cruz that his citizenship is a nonissue. do you think that's an issue? >> i don't. i don't think it's an issue at all with ted cruz. i don't. >> reporter: does that something that makes you think twice? >> no, because i thin he's eligible. >> reporter: now, another interesting point about where polls are, jake, right now here in new hampshire, the people who say that they are settled on a specific choice, they say that they're only about 40% -- little more than 40% sure. so what that means is that it is still kind of an open game. and as you know you have been here before covering the presidential politics in new hampshire. after the voting starts in iowa, people in new hampshire tend to want to put their own stamp on the presidential race, which is why what people inside this hall here were telling me it was very, very interesting. very important because a lot of them said although they were very enthusiastic for donald trump, some said, you know, we're also looking at others
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like ted cruz, jake. >> interesting. dana bash, thanks so much. and joining me now republican speaker of the house paul ryan. mr. speaker, thanks for being here. >> hey, jake. thanks for having me. >> i feel like i should be saying, mr. speaker, may i present to you -- just like the state of the union we're going to have -- >> if you want to, go ahead. it will be my first one. >> let's talk about more metaphorically the state of our union, the republican front-runner donald trump last night said football has become soft like our country has become soft. do you agree with that? do you think the united states has become soft? >> here's what i agree with, not commenting on the comments of presidential candidates. so, look, jake, i'm speaker of the house. i'm neutral in this thing. i'm the chair of the convention. i have adopted the practice, i made a couple of exceptions. i'm just not commenting on the day-to-day stuff about what these people say or don't say. i believe that the country is in a very bad place. i believe that our economy is extremely weak. i believe that the world is on
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fire. our national security is terrible. i think our economy needs to do a lot better and i don't think the president has brought us in the right direction. i think he's put us on a dangerous path and we need to get on the other path. so, yeah, i think the state of the economy and the state of our foreign affairs is terrible right now and people are really worried about national security. so, no, i don't think we're nearly as healthy as we can and should be. >> there has been -- i mean, you know the number it's something like 68 straight months of job growth and the obama administration saying the economy much, much better than it was when he took office. >> well, yeah. look what he took office -- he took office with a big recession. we shouldn't be measuring ourselves where we were seven years ago. we should be measuring ourselves against our potential and we're so far from it. flat wages, 46 million people living in poverty. a debt crisis still on the horizon. that is not what i would call a roadmap for upward mobility and economic growth for america. so we can do a whole lot better, not to mention the fact our
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foreign policy is in am salute shambles. that's why people are really worried and anxious about their own security. >> immigration a big issue in the public right now being debated on the presidential trail but also been a big issue for years on capitol hill. i want to play some sound from the republican front-runner talking about you -- in an interview not long ago. play that sound. >> i was disappointed when i heard speaker ryan. he said a little stuff. and, you know, frankly i'm disappointed he's weak on immigration, he's weak on the borders and in favor of amnesty. so i have my disappointments with him. >> i wanted to give you an opportunity to respond, but also the big question of course, would you as speaker be able to work with the president trump on immigration reform when he continually says you're weak on the issue? >> look, i'm not taking the bait. i'm not going to get into the commenting about this and that. i would be able to work with whoever our republican nominee is on immigration reform, something that clearly needs to be happening. people who know my record know
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i'm for border enforcement, border control, not for amnesty. i will work with whoever our nominee is to make sure that that person wins and then to make sure we run on a platform so that we have a mandate election so that in 2017 we do what we need to do to get this country back on track to solve this country's big problems that are getting worse by the day. >> you are the leader of the republican party, you and senate majority leader mitch mcconnell right now i know when there is a nominee that person will become the leader of the party, but you are that person for now and you've said you need to be out there giving big ideas for the republican party. you can't wait until there's a nominee. that's a lesson you learned as the vice presidential candidates with mitt romney. you are without question over the weekend and since you've taken this new job you're out there talking about making the republican party a big tent party. there are republicans openly worried that some of the parties' candidates risk shrinking the size of the tent not just by alienating potential
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voters but also pursuing an electoral strategy when it's all about rallying conservatives and not going towards moderates. does that worry you at all in terms of your goal in expanding the tent? >> well, i can't control what other people do. i can control what i do. and what i am trying to do is help build the conservative movement that goes out and wins converts. look, i come from the jack kemp ronald reagan school of conservati conservatism, which means you take your principles, you don't water them down, boldly assert them to the day and offer people real solutions. on saturday with the jack kemp foundation we had a poverty summit talking about how to fight poverty and attack root causes and restore growth and upward mobility. we had half a dozen presidential candidates there. it was a fantastic discussion on substance. and i think that these are the kinds of things that we can do to unify our country. what i do not want us to do is talk to people in ways that divide themselves from others but talk to people in ways that
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unify the country. that's the opposite of what obama does. and so, jake, i control my own actions. we control our own agenda. what i really believe is necessary for 2017 to be the kind of year it has to be that 2016 is a year where we give the country an alternative. we give them ideas. we give them solutions. and we run on those instead of having a personality contest in 2016, we have an ideas contest. and i believe we can do that whoever our nominee is going to be. and that is what we are working toward here in the house of republicans. >> speaker ryan, hold that thought about an ideas contest. we're going to have much more with you after this quick break. the opposition party responds to the state of the union tripped up many rising stars, how will south carolina governor nicki haley fair? we'll ask speaker ryan next. plaque psoriasis...
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speaker paul ryan. mr. speaker, thanks for staying with us. we appreciate it. tomorrow night president obama's going to deliver his final state of the union address. he's certain to touch on guns after he already took an executive action, had a town hall, had an address in the east room. the president says steps such as requiring licenses for all sellers who price competitively and who make a profit that that will curb violence because it will expand background checks. now, i know you have a big issue with how the president did this by executive action instead of letting congress write the law. but beyond that part of it do you think that there is something wrong with the measures taken with the idea of expanding background checks? >> well, i don't think that that's really what he's doing. he's sort of restating what the law is right now, which is if you are in the business of buying and selling guns, you have to have an ffl, a federal firearms license. and if you have an ffl, you have to do background checks. that's the law today. we agree with that. so i think he's just saying that
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again. so i'm not really sure exactly what he's doing other than i think he's trying to create an issue. and also i think he's trying to distract from his failures, from his failed policies. he hasn't presented a plan to defeat isis. we're hoping to hear that tomorrow. he hasn't addressed the problem of home grown jihadists or the fact we have isis trying to infiltrate the refugee population or other issues where they're trying to come to our country to keep us safe. i think there are a lot of issues left unattended. people are worried about it. and the president has been giving us more distractions than solutions. and i think really that's kind of what that's all about. >> you talk about the president not laying out a strategy for isis and how he should be more focused on that than he apparently is. obviously runs r-- republicans run the house and senate and have yet to pass an authorization for use of military force against isis. what's the hold up? and is that not a dereliction of congress' duty? i know you've only had your job for a few weeks, but aren't
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republicans responsible for being part of this as well? >> well, the commander in chief is responsible for waging war. the commander in chief is responsible for executing foreign policy. we passed a bill about two months ago requiring that the president bring to congress a plan to defeat isis. then accompanying that one would think that's where such a declaration would have occurred, authorization to use force. we have not heard anything from the president on that. while we debate the best way to use the authorization of use of force, we're waiting for a plan from the president to show us how he plans to defeat isis. the other point i'd say is the president did send an authorization to use force last year to congress but did it in a way to tie the hands of the next president. so wooe not going to sit around and allow this president to constrain and handcuff the next president whoever that person's going to be from doing what is necessary to keep the country safe. so if he's asking for that, we're not going to give that to him. but if he's going to give us a plan to actually defeat isis, then we'll clearly work with him on that because that's our
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objective. >> south carolina governor nicki haley set to deliver the republican response, a lot of folks speculating that come july she might be standing right next to the republican presidential nominee being the vice presidential candidate as a former vice presidential nominee, what advice would you give to anyone who gets that job? >> look, i'm really excited about this. if you want to hear an inclusive leader who's visionary, who's got a path for the future, who's brought people together, who's unified, it's nicki haley. that's who we're going to hear from tomorrow night. i think she's the perfect person for it. i had a hand in selecting her. i did this speech in 2011, so believe me i understand the stakes can be high for a person doing this speech. i think she's a natural. i spoke with her, i was with her on saturday in columbia, south carolina. the advice i gave her is put a cough drop in the corner of your mouth. it keeps you salivating so you don't go thirsty. there's a lot of little pieces of advice i've given her, but at the end of the day we said be yourself, communicate to the country, represent our party as well as you have been and you'll
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be fine. i think she's going to do great. >> that speech like you know it's like being on the cover of sports illustrated. comes with a curse for some people. >> i did it. >> you managed to get out unscathed. >> no, no, believe me, we understand it. but i think she's a natural. i think she's a great spokesman for our party. i think the future's extremely bright for nicki and that's why we asked her to do it. >> house speaker paul ryan, pleasure to have you on. >> thank you, jake. in our world lead, shocking revelation from north korea. they claim an american spy is being held there. so why is the u.s. government not saying anything? our own will ripley is in pyongyang. he's next. plus, what was sean penn thinking when he secretly traveled to mexico to interview the murderous drug kingpin "el chapo" as he was on the run? that's ahead too.
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welcome back to "the lead." i'm jake tapper. topping our world lead today, the latest bizarre development in north korea. cnn now reporting that a man who claims to be a u.s. citizen is being detained by the rogue kingdom. this man says he was arrested
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for stealing sensitive military secrets from north korea, adding more twists to the story the u.s. government has yet to confirm whether this man is indeed an american citizen. cnn correspondent will ripley is the only international tv reporter inside north korea. he reported this from pyongyang. >> reporter: days after north korea's nuclear test shocked the world, a new diplomatic bombshell. kim dong chul says he's an american citizen who used to live in fairfax, virginia. north korea called him a spy accused of stealing nuclear and military secrets. pyongyang authorities order kim to speak to us in korean. he seems aware our conversation is likely being listened to. i committed an act of espionage against north korea, he says. i gathered information about its nuclear program and military facilities. kim says north korean agents arrested him three months ago, seizing a usb drive, camera and documents with details of north
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korea's nuclear program. cnn cannot determine whether kim is making his statements under duress. he says he was not spying for the united states but for south korean conservative elements with the goal of undermining north korean leader kim jong-un's regime. the south korean government calls the claims groundless. how did it work? how did you pass on the information you collected? i bribed a local resident, an ex-soldier with military access, he says. he handed over information. i hid it in my car and secretly brought it to china. kim says he drove back and forth from china every day as president of a company that operates in rason, a special economic zone where foreign owned businesses operate just inside knnorth korea. the businesses help the cash-strapped regime make money to pay for things like its nuclear program. it's time for the u.s. government to withdraw its hostile policy against north korea, kim says, using the same language often found in pyongyang propaganda.
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we're allowed to photograph kim's american passport. he says he was born in south korea but became a u.s. citizen almost 30 years ago. so far the state department has refused to comment or even confirm his u.s. citizenship telling cnn, quote, speaking publicly about specific purported cases of detained americans can complicate our tireless efforts to secure their freedom. i'm asking the u.s. or south korean government to rescue me, kim says. neither country has diplomatic relations with north korea. for now this professed u.s. citizen is detained, no trial date, no idea if he'll ever see his family or country again. will ripley, cnn, pyongyang north korea. >> and our thanks to will for that report. the most wanted man in the world is behind bars again, but it wasn't easy for law enforcement to get him. new details on the "el chapo" raid including a deadly shootout and a chase through a sewer
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nchtsz welcome back to "the lead." i'm jake tapper. also in our world lead, the stuff movies are made of. new details and dramatic details emerging of the capture of mexican drug lord "el chapo." [ gunfire ] >> that's the mexican navy in the raid going room-to-room in "el chapo" hideout not knowing one of the world's most infamous and evasive men had just escaped them yet again, slipping into and through a sewer system. it turns out another man caught up with "el chapo" well before authorities did. actor sean penn found the drug lord back in october. and mr. penn interviewed him for "rolling stone" magazine. mexican officials say they are investigating how penn and a mexican actress pulled that off. right now, however, "el chapo" is sitting in a mexican prison far away from the site of his capture, the same prison from where he escaped in july.
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cnn's martin savidge joins me from there. that meeting between sean penn and "el chapo" may have been key, you're told, to finding the drug lord. >> reporter: it may well have been, jake, yeah. that is certainly a question in the minds of many people in the public, did sean penn lead them to "el chapo"? the reality though is in the intel business usually it's multiple sources that tip you off. one thing we do know that raid that led to his re-arrest was very carefully planned. a dramatic and deadly raid leading to the capture of one of the world's most wanted fugitives. five people were killed in this shootout at the safehouse of joaquin guzman, or "el chapo," the notorious mexican drug lord. but after months of being on the run, "el chapo" managed to elude police one last time. look down here. that appears to be some kind of storm drain, sewer, but as you can see large enough for a
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person to get through. and according to the authorities "el chapo" and an associate managed to escape from the home through a sewer. police finally captured "el chapo" on a highway and brought the drug kingpin to a hotel. look at this. this is a hotel room that has its own garage space. now, the federal authorities could have pulled right in here, taken "el chapo" out under cover and walked him right in to this room. and if you look, it's the room that you see that's been made famous now as a result of the photograph. so six months after tunnelling through a shower stall in his cell, "el chapo" is now back in the same prison he escaped from. officials have started the process of extraditing "el chapo" to the u.s. where he faces several drug trafficking charges. >> this about how much heroin he sends around the world including the united states is maddening. we see a heroin epidemic, opioid
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addiction, epidemic in this country. so we're going to stay on top of this with our mexican counterparts. >> reporter: but the focus has turned to a "rolling stone" interview published over the weekend where "el chapo" met with hollywood a-lister sean penn and mexican actress kate del castillo. the interview conducted in the mexican jungle in october when "el chapo" was still on the run. in it the drug kingpin talks candidly about his business. >> translator: well, it's a reality that drugs destroy. unfortunately, as i said, where i grew up there's no other way and there still isn't a way to survive, no other way to work. >> reporter: in penn's written article he describes a seven-hour face-to-face meeting with "el chapo" that began with a hug. and notes the drug lord is, quote, remarkably well groomed as he sipped tequila and bragged about his fleet of submarines, airplanes, trucks and boats. penn says the interview was set
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up by castillo, mexican officials say they were able to track down the drug kingpin partially because of his contact with filmmakers about plans for the movie. authorities want to question penn, but it's not clear if he broke any laws. one thing is very clear, jake, is that if "el chapo" had not been taken into custody, you could bet that the pressure by mexican authorities wanting to talk to sean penn would be severe at this point. now, they may just want to ask him a few things or who knows, congratulate him. we'll have to see. >> all right. martin savidge, thank you so much. coming up, more than 500 alleged assaults on new year's eve by reported gangs of aracra looking men. now police say arabs are being attacks in retaliation. plus, planet earth is blue and there's nothing i can do. remembering legend david bowie ahead. ♪ melodic, calm music
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officials tell cnn the u.s. military destroyed a building in mosul, iraq, that housed millions in isis cash. but what makes this mission so peculiar is the location of the building and what could have happened had the military missed its target. let's go to cnn's barbara starr, she's at the pentagon. barbara, you say that this building was surrounded by civilians. >> this is in mosul, iraq, second largest city, jake. this is an area of mosul where civilians regularly are indeed. so when the u.s. got intelligence -- and they're not telling us what the intelligence is, and they were certain there was millions in isis controlled cash in that building, they started to watch it from overhead trying to determine the time of day -- excuse me, when there would be the fewest civilians in the area. they knew that isis personnel were in the building at night managing the cash. they used the cash to pay the troops to finance operations and that they were civilians in the
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daytime. so when to strike. they made the decision to go ahead and strike it at dawn on sunday. they believe there may have been a small number of civilian casualties, but consider this. they were willing, we are told, to go as high as 50 civilian casualties. they thought the target was worth it. this essentially is an expansion of the isis target list for the u.s. to go after these major financial targets and try and wipe out isis' cash supply. if they can do that, isis may find it much more difficult to operate, jake. >> barbara, of course part of the context is the obama administration has been criticized by former members of the military and others for being too cautious when it comes to okaying strikes in this war against isis. do you think we're going to hear of more air strikes like this one in the future? >> well, in fact the chairman of the joint chiefs appears to have laid the ground work for that a couple of weeks ago on capitol
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hill when he said they will be looking at targets essentially on a case by case basis. and if the target is important enough, they may well be willing to tolerate more civilian casualties making it very clear if they found baghdadi, the head of isis, so significant a target they may be willing to sort of expand their willingness to tolerate civilian casualties in the case of an all-important target like that. and it looks like this one was the first of perhaps additional targets where they are willing to tolerate civilian casualties. >> interesting. something of a demarcation point with this hit. barbara starr, thank you so much. in other world news today, anti-muslim violence is spilling into the streets across germany. six pakistani men and one syrian assaulted by a mob in the city of cologne in germany sunday. the attacks come as more than a dozen refugees are now suspected in a string of what's been called coordinated sexual assaults and robberies during
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new year's eve celebrations. in that same city the female accusers describe the perpetrators of, quote, men of ar arab decent, sparking fears of waves of refugees. cnn's atika shubert has been speaking with her sources. she joins me from cologne. atika, how many instances are we talking about? >> reporter: we're talking about that mass assault that took place here, according to police they now have more than 500 criminal complaints from that night alone. a little less than half of those are being investigated as sexual assaults. the vast majority of the suspects however are refugees and migrants. and as you can imagine that's caused a tremendous backlash. in fact, over the weekend in cologne hundreds of angry demonstrators were out in the streets demanding an end to germany's refugee policy. there was a little bit of violence, beer bottles being
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thrown, water cannons were used to push them back. but at the same time that was happening this one part of the city, quite close by hundreds more protesters demanding that the doors remain open for refugees. so clearly this is played into the fears of the german public here and divided many people. and unfortunately last night police say there were also attacks on migrants, six pakistani men and one syrian man were attacked by a small group of local residents. this is exactly the kind of thing that authorities had feared. germany's interior minister today called for calm and said there has to be tougher law enforcement, but that the right to asylum is still a basic right in germany and that the doors will remain open here for refugees, jake. >> atika shubert in cologne, germany. thank you so much. in our money lead, if you're disappointed you didn't win the powerball jackpot this weekend, don't be. you can still dream of becoming a billionaire after no one hit the powerball on saturday night. the sizzling hot jackpot has climbed to a whopping $1.4
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billion, billion. that's the biggest pot of lottery cash ever. people are scrambling to buy tickets. in states like kentucky and north carolina, record ticket sales have been reported. but don't get too excited. your odds of winning it's about 1 in 292 million. which means according to these calculations if they are correct, you probably have a better chance of getting a date with a super model and then being killed by a vending machine while being struck by lightning. in our pop culture lead, he wasn't just a rock star. david bowie was an icon in music and fashion and art and much more. we'll remember his talent and his influence next. hi i'm heather cox
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♪ let's dance ♪ put on your red shoes and dance the blues ♪ >> let's dance the classic 1983 tune from rock legend david bowie. the british born singer died sunday at the age of 69 after an 18-month battle with cancer. but up until the end bowie was still focused on his first love, music. ♪ >> his final studio album black star was released friday, just two days before his death. it's being called by many his good-bye letter to his fans, tributes to the cultural icon are pouring in all over the globe honoring a true genius who changed the face of music and art and fashion. ♪ ground control to major tom >> the one thing i really wanted to do is to effect the median.
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that was like very important to me. >> he was called the chameleon of rock and roll, but he rightly laughed at that idea. >> the chameleon would change the color of its skin to fit into its environment. i think i've done quite the reverse. >> david bowie's technicolor transformations and constant pushing of boundaries inspired generations of misfits and music lovers to not just face but embrace the strange. today, the world grieves for a cast of characters that changed our views on sound, fashion, sexuality and theatrics. >> i've always just seemed to collect personalities. >> we say good-bye to ziggy stardust. that's the alter ego that took a generation grounded in the turmoil of the 1970s and launched it into an other worldly space odyssey above the
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status quo ♪ i'm stepping through the door ♪ >> rolling stone credits him for making rock and roll safe for glitter gods, under titles lady gaga, boy george, marilyn manson and countless others. >> he was the ideas guy. he dreamt all that up. he dreamt up a persona. that was never done before. >> today we say farewell to the thin white duke. who's decidedly less flamboyant introduced to mainstream america in 1975. three decades later bowie had sold 150 million albums ♪ this is ground control to major tom ♪ >> today we bid adieu to the man who provided an anthem for
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astronauts. the stars do not get much brighter. we say good-bye today to the labyrinth's goblin king who showed audiences how to break through the maze between music and film, tallying more than 450 sound track contributions and nearly 40 acting credits including a comedic twist on hbo's "extras" ♪ he's a fat waste of space >> to the shy young brit davey jones who appeared on the bbc to defend his long hair more than 50 years ago. >> got really rather long hair, haven't you? >> we have, yes. it's not too bad really. >> we say, regretfully, rest in peace, your legendary innovations have left their mark on millions of us. >> david bowie was a genius. for someone of my age he provided a lot of the sound track of our life. >> david bowie, you've really
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made the grade. ♪ >> what a loss. that's it for "the lead." i'm jake tapper. turning you over now to wolf blitzer. he's in "the situation room." thanks for watching. happening now, dramatic raid, stunning new video of the deadly assault in the takedown of the fugitive drug lord. did a secret interview with the actor sean penn help put "el chapo" back in prison? and will he now face justice in the united states? american spy caught. north korea says it's holding an american accused of spying for a u.s. ally, exclusive access to the prisoner. why is the u.s. government keeping quiet? isis backed obliterated. the u.s. strikes an isis cash hold and payroll center destroying millions. why was the pentagon willing to risk civilian casualties by bombing right