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new york city tonight, 9:00 p.m. eastern only here on cnn. you can always follow us on twitter. you can tweet the show. be sure to join us right here tomorrow in "the situation room." i'm wolf blitzer. "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. breaking news. donald trump's war with the rnc gets personal and chairman reince priebus is punching back tonight. plus, a big star-studded rally for bernie sanders here in new york as his wife jane slams the nomination process. she says it is not democracy. and a worldwide exclusive outfront here tonight. two years after 300 girls were kidnapped in nigeria, is there proof of life tonight? let's go "outfront." >> good evening, i'm erin burnett. outfront tonight, the breaking news war between donald trump
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and the leader of the republican party. moments ago on cnn, the chairman of the rnc said trump is wrong when he calls the party's nominating system rigged. >> i do have to respond, though, when a campaign says that the rnc is rigging the rules. it's just not the case. the rules have been set. they're in place. they're not going to change in these states, and they're the same for the next state in new york. they're all out there. everyone knows what the rules are. >> this after trump said priebus should be, quote, ashamed of himself. >> you don't think the rnc wants you to get the nomination? >> i don't think so. i don't. >> that rally is in pittsburgh, pennsylvania. just outside protesters and supporters are both lining up. some signs saying racist statements got to go. police are there. we'll keep you updated on that situation outside that trump
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rally in pittsburgh. we're counting you down to two other big events. a cnn town hall with heidi and ted cruz in new york. they will take questions live from voters in less than two hours, and bernie sanders about to address a huge crowd. a rally in a new york park that has been shut down all day in anticipation. why is the rnc engaging and coming out and fighting now with the frontrunner? >> reporter: we're seeing a much more aggressive response from reince priebus this time. he felt trump went too far when calling the party corrupt and the process rigged. he felt like he needed to respond to this stuff going on cnn. he also said in that interview
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that he feels like this is going to blow over. there is good reason for that. donald trump is going to have to play nice with the republican party if he's the nominee. the republican party has a field organization, a data operation. donald trump is going to want access to all of that. >> trump obviously fighting with the rnc, also adding another big name, and a former rnc staffer to his staff tonight. ironic. what can you tell us? >> reporter: it is a little bit ironic. his campaign is going through this transition where they're doing a little bit more d.c. outreach and they're staffing up, which means they're bringing on more experienced political hands. the latest of these is rick wiley, who is going to trump's national director. wylie is a guy who comes in with a lot of experience. he was a political director at the rnc. he knows how to organize these states. as with any seasoned operative, he comes with his own controversy as well.
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people blame him on not butt buttonibutto buttoning down the pursestrings on scott walker's campaign. >> thank you so much. sunlen serfaty is with the cruz campaign tonight. how is cruz responding to this? >> reporter: it's interesting to watch. senator cruz is largely sitting back and just relishing this moment letting the rnc and trump duke this out themselves. what we have seen from senator cruz is a very pointed and calculated insistence basically to continue to bring up donald trump's complaining over the nominating process almost to draw a contrast with how his campaign is able to navigate the delegate rules, continuing to bring up like he did today here in erie, pennsylvania, how his
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campaign outmaneuvered donald trump in wisconsin. today he told this crowd that trump is very unhappy. it leads to him whining. people vote for you or they don't. this is a very clear moment that senator cruz is trying to capitalize, to draw a clear contrast between the management of their two campaigns and how much they differ. >> outfront now, michael cohen. also we'll be joined by our political director and our political analyst david gregory and amanda carpenter. michael, let me start with you because the chairman of the republican national committee just about an hour ago here on cnn says he's been attacked. he says what donald trump is saying about the rnc being
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corrupt is just factually untrue. >> they can say whatever they want. they're trying to thwart donald trump from getting the nomination. reince priebus knows about it and actually condones it. we believe it. if we believe it, that's what we're going on. they're making it impossible for an outsider to gain this number of 1237. >> so here's the thing. priebus says the rules may be complicated in the states, but these are the rules. no one is changing them. no one has ever gone into the convention and gotten the nomination without getting a majority of the delegates. here's exactly how he put it a moment ago.
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>> i'm sorry i can't change the concept of a majority in the united states of america, nor would i want to. >> i don't think it's sour grapes at all. you have all of these groups that are coming against mr. trump one upon one upon one and the guy is still leading. ted cruz has no ability to needle anybody. he is 200 delegates shy of donald trump. he has like an 86% win need in order to get to 1237 whereas trump is around 57%. the only one that's mathematically in the game is donald trump. don't forget we're coming into mr. trump's home territory. we're coming into the northeast. >> you hear michael saying, look, reince priebus is on board with this, is supporting this opposition money that's being spent against donald trump. does trump benefit from having a
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fight like this with the chairman of the republican party? >> in the sense it allows him to continue not offering solid policy proposals. it's unfair that people are spending money against donald trump. how would you logically stop this? you would have to ask for some national campaign rnc apparatus to say you may not run those ads. that is anti-free speech. you're saying the trump campaign disagrees with political speech that criticizes him. this is a big problem with donald trump. donald trump is very bad on first amendment issues. that's why a lot of conservat e conservatives don't support him. let me just finish. >> you're making something up, which is totally inaccurate. donald trump is not against first amendment speech. he is against the fact that rnc head reince priebus is condoning it. >> how is he condoning it? >> when they were in wisconsin, it's our understanding he was
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notified and even a participant at times in terms of some of these attack ads. at the very inception when mr. trump made the announcement is all he asked for is just play fair, let me have my shot, which he has, of course, taken. he is leading by far. what they're doing is they're trying to thwart the will of the people. >> what do you make of these allegations, condoning and involved with negative ads by reince priebus? >> it is public knowledge when a super pac releases an ad, just like when the trump campaign would release an ad, people see it. were you away that reince priebus was devising the strategy of the ad? >> there are people that believe along with reince priebus along with ricketts and scott walker
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are in the conspiracy against donald trump. it is a concerted effort to thwart the will of the people. when you have a majority -- when you see the crowds that donald trump is bringing and you see the numbers that he's winning by and all of a sudden you have 70, $80 million coming against one guy and so on, you have to turn -- it's not just politics. you have to look at who's right there out in front. >> this is politics, okay? there is no evidence, despite what michael and others are saying, that the system is rigged against donald trump. maybe something would come to light, but a lot of what you're seeing if it is super pac money and the fact that if donald trump is facing something unusual, which is opposition among the party, to deny him in the nomination. donald trump is in command here. he is the frontrunner. he's got the most delegates.
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he is ahead about 2 million votes. he is a big outside game and a big inside game. the outside is to play to brand. there's no evidence to support that that's the case. he's had some stumbles when it came to that. there's no question that the way the rules are on the republican and the democratic side it is meant to disadvantage the outsider, but he is also benefitting from the fact that the way the primary system is set up this year would allow a frontrunner to consolidate early. then there's the inside game. donald trump is now putting together an establishment team to try to catch up. >> he's hiring some of the most veteran former rnc operatives, right? >> that's correct. >> this is a political argument that is not backed up by anything specific about abuse against donald trump. he can argue that the system seems unfair, but again let's remember -- he said to the new
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york times the other day i only complain about states that don't go well. >> this is a dangerous political game he's playing. when he accuses other people of crimes, as he did the cruz campaign after he lost wisconsin, these are reckless and dangerous charges. people will go to court. they could go to jail for this. when someone wants to be president and has the full force of government, that is a sign -- >> let her finish, michael. >> if they're willing to make false charges against someone with zero evidence. >> are you going to come out with evidence on this reince priebus issue when you talk about he was condoning and working with super pacs on ads? >> if there is evidence, we will put it forth. >> but there is not. the trump campaign understood what the rules were in colorado. they got outmaneuvered by ted
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cruz who has a very good inside technical game. by the way, i think it is important to remember that politics is rough and the idea of coordinating with outside groups is a charge that is as old as campaigns i've been covering going back to 2000 and beyond, so these are not horrible, reckless accusations. as you know, david, these are amplified in the era of the super pac. >> without a doubt. on both sides, the democratic and the republican side, these rules are set up and created by party insiders. that's how they rules came to be. it is not illogical to make the case that they are set up to protect the party insiders in some way and to make it easier for the insider person to emerge with the nomination. donald trump is obviously railing against that.
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it is an argument with a lot of resonance to his supporters to hear this notion that he's being kept at bay by the establishment. >> whenever you can't secure it on the first ballot, we get into elements of our democracy that are not always pretty. i think we're seeing that for the first time in a while here. >> and perhaps not democratic as jane sanders is alleging. we are awaiting donald trump appearing at that rally. there are a lot of protesters outside that rally. there are police there. this is that rally in pittsburgh. we're keeping a close eye on it. then he's called her unfair, overrated, and crazy. what brought donald trump and megyn kelly together for a meeting? we'll take you to bernie sanders event live. you have heard from the kasich
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this site was picked for a reason. this is washington square park. this is the famous arch. it has george washington, one of his most famous quotes on there. let us raise the standard to which the wise and honest can repair. this was not picked by coincidence. this revolution that bernie sanders is talking about is not about doing violence to government. it's about changing the basis of action. that's what you keep hearing. we've interviewed many, many young people here. a lot of them are students from new york city, but many of them have come from all over the country and they are stalwarts of sanders. endorsement that bernie sanders got today. in new york, the local transit workers unit is 60,000-plus people. it is a big score. all democrats want it in new york state. it means something that bernie sanders has it today. >> i know he wants that because he's trying to stage an upset,
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which he successfully did when he was behind in michigan. polls show hillary clinton with a double digit lead here in new york. does the sanders campaign think in these six days they can turn that around into a full win? >> reporter: absolutely. now of course their optimism isn't always going to be born out of practicality, but yes there is a double digit lead depende depending on the poll, but they're saying they've been closing. that is a big part of their underdog mentality as well, that they believe they can do it. michigan was a different race than new york state. there is a lot more machinery here on the democratic party side. the presumption is that hillary clinton has that machinery, but that's not necessarily true. the working party and the occupy movement are very powerful here on the ground, and that could be a swing factor, erin.
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>> thank you very much. chris cuomo feeling the bern. joining me now my guests. so you heard what chris just said. pulling a win from behind could be harder in new york because of the quote/unquote democratic party machinery. hillary clinton has a 13-point lead over bernie sanders. that is the same margin she had in michigan and he won. do you think he can do it again? >> i think he can. he's got certainly the enthusiasm, the energy, the momentum. let's face it. he had a good day today. it started out with a "new york times" endorsement op-ed. he's got now jeff merkley. he got the endorsement of the
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public transit union, workers union, here in new york, which is huge. first of all, he marched with the verizon workers who are on strike at verizon. and then a ceo said you're for the working people and i'm not. i think he's on a roll. now he's going to go to the vatican and get the pope's blessing. what more could you want? >> his wife was here at cnn and criticized the dnc for the rules, basically calling it rigged. she went even further. >> you have to admit the way that they're doing things in terms of superdelegates and in terms of how delegates are put out there doesn't make a lot of sense to the average person. we're saying it's wrong.
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>> wrong? >> we're saying it's not a democratic way to carry out an election. >> does she have a point in vermont where he got 86% of the vote? >> i want to take this moment to welcome bernie sanders and jane sanders to the democratic party. i think it is necessary to understand that bernie sanders signed up to become the democratic nominee. it's not unfair. there is no metric by which bernie sanders is winning this race. he's not winning the states. hillary clinton is up by 2.4 million voters. she will be up in pledged delegates and to quote bernie sanders. superdelegates should not overturn the will of the voters. the system is not rigged. there is no thumb on the scale. the fact of the matter is if the system was rigged, the system wouldn't have elected a skinny guy with a funny name from hawaii to be the nominee for the democratic party. i do believe this has been an
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amazing race. bernie sanders has tapped into something democrats may have been missed, but this is the process. >> what do you say? >> i was here today when she said that, erin. i don't take it personal. jane sanders is a wonderful woman. she's great and she's really helping senator sanders electrify not just the democratic party, independents, young people, et cetera. one of my friends wrote a great book about the rules. >> did you ever think you'd ever be holding up a book about the rules of delegates? >> you have two major political parties. we're under attack by leading candidates who are running against the establishment. bernie sanders is now a superdelegate. welcome to my world, but it is great to be a superdelegate because we represent people as
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well. bernie sanders has been able to attract by achieving 42% of the raw vote 46% of the pledged delegates. these rules are made to enhance participation, enhance turnout. he's doing a good job. >> it's the argument that you can make on the republican side too. donald trump is actually jumping in and supporting bernie sanders, david gregory. here he is. it might be the worst thing that ever happened to you, bill, when you hear this. >> i'm no fan of bernie sanders. i'm no fan at all. to me, he's forget it. every time i turn on he's winning. week after week, he wins. he wins. he wins. then i watch you and all the pundits. they said, but he can't win. do you know why? it's stacked against him. >> it's a message that works. >> and both are playing to their base. they're both as kind of movement
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to politicians in 2016 rallying their base that the game is meant to make it harder for outsiders and they're right about that. it's true. party insiders do make these rules to keep a complete outsider from being able to run an insurgency that can take over the party. that notwithstanding president obama represented a real progressive outsider move that brought so many new voters into the election. he was able to overturn the establishment. bernie sanders is in a very good place at the moment. great enthusiasm, great endorsement today, an opportunity to debate hillary clinton again. but all of the arguments about the democratic nature of how to attract delegates doesn't change the fact that he has to be able to grow his share of the ele electorate or he can't get the nomination. you cannot win if you just win younger, procegressiv iive vote.
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>> thank you all very much. hillary clinton and bernie sanders facing off tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m. in brooklyn. trump is coming under fire over a scheduled appearance at a gop fundraiser. trump and megyn kelly locked in a war of words met today. if you're going to make a statement... make sure it's an intelligent one. ♪
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new at this hour, a new poll just released showing donald trump not only with a healthy lead in new york at this time, but we're now seeing maryland ahead by 20 points. obviously, this is encouraging news for trump. he is at 47 ahead of kasich who is in second at 27. same ranking as in new york. ted cruz in third in maryland as he is in new york. new protests today for the republican frontrunner, though, to pull out of a fundraiser just blocks from the site of a brutal anti-immigrant hate crime right here in new york. >> they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime.
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they're rapists. and some, i assume, are good people. >> reporter: donald trump's words now stirring controversy on new york's long island. latinos are angry his tough talk on immigration will lead to violence. >> this is sacred ground for the immigrant community that has suffered so much at the hands of those who have hatred in their hearts against the immigrant community. >> reporter: in 2008, marcel was attacked by seven teens who were playing a game they called beaner hopping. he was stabbed in the chest. >> it was so painful. >> reporter: lucero wants donald trump to cancel his appearance at the fundraiser. some 1500 expected. the venue just a few hundred blocks from where his brother was murdered.
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>> somebody running for the president of the united states has this message against minorities? >> reporter: trump's support among latinos dismal. a washington poll from february of hispanics nationwide found hillary clinton beating trump by 57 points in a head-to-head match. protesters here say trump's presence will only open old wounds. >> we are here to demand some decency of the republican party and stop this madness. >> reporter: suffolk county republicans who invited trump say cancelling the event ain't going to happen. >> those who purport to be in favor of free speech are the very people that try to shut it down. >> reporter: a man who has endorsed the billionaire says trump's language isn't creating violence, but anger over a broken immigration system is. >> our government's failure to enforce the laws to protect all
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of the individuals in our society created tension within our community and created the rhetoric that a bunch of 18 and 19-year-old kids would go out on the weekends, get drunk, and be completely irresponsible and do terrible things. >> reporter: immigrant groups now planning several protests if trump attends the event expected to make up to $100 million for suffolk county republicans. only trump accepted their invitation. there is expected to be protests from latino groups in suffolk county when mr. trump is there at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow. he then goes to manhattan where there is expected to be a bigger protest. part of that protest right here in manhattan. it's going to be another big day for mr. trump. erin? >> i want to go to amanda carpenter along with jeffrey
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lord and our chief political correspondent dana bash. this is a community that has struggled. they had a horrible hate crime, hate crime violence. you heard the concern from immigran immigrants. obviously, this isn't a donald trump rally, but should he cancel his appearance? >> no. i'll tell you we've talked on occasion of an african-american young man 17 years old killed by an illegal immigrant in los angeles in 2008. how many times has president obama been to los angeles or hillary clinton or bernie sanders or anyraisers since tha and they haven't cancelled it? this kind of thing is politically correctness gone amuck here. this helps no one. patchhog is not far from our family home in riverhead long island. they're good people. it's a terrible crime.
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we have terrible crimes all over america, but the presidential candidates don't stop going there. >> do you think this is political correctness run amuck? >> i think it is a leadership test for donald trump. he shouldn't cancel the event, but people running for president is going to be protested. it's going to happen. the question is does donald trump turn up the temperature and make it more angry and more hostile or can he turn it down? ted cruz was protested by code pink. instead of engaging in a fight with them, he invited them up to the podium. he said i want to talk with you. i want to hear about your concerns. donald trump should try something like that to say, listen, something terrible happened and try to challenge people to be better about it. he hasn't been able to do that yet. i don't think he's even considered it. but if he wants to be a serious presidential candidate that can unify the country, he has to try. >> today donald trump had this meeting with megyn kelly.
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that feud has plenty of very nasty moments. he's called kelly unfair, overrated. what does he gain if he's able to make peace with her, if there is such a thing, right? >> look, i think both of them have everything to gain and a lot to lose by continuing this. everything to gain by making peace. let's just start with her for one second, which is -- i'm old school. you're old school. we're not the story. let's not engage back and forth with a presidential candidate, the frontrunner of the republican party. for him, at the end of the day she is a significant player on a network that is an awash place for his base. it's that, but it is the whole
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wrap on him not being able to deal with women who challenge him. it behooves him to put that chapter behind him. >> his unfavorables with women remain. women are more than half the electorate. he needs to change that. he tried to do that last night via his daughters. here's what they said. >> yeah, i think the way he raised me, the way he raised tiffany, it's a testament to the fact that he believes inspiring women, empowering women. he always taught me that there wasn't anything i couldn't do if i set my mind to it. >> he wants us to do the best and he has the utmost faith that we can accomplish whatever we put our minds to. >> effective? >> yes. when we come back, protesters outside that trump rally. we're watching donald trump
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tomorrow. we believe that announcement might come sometime around 2:00 p.m. eastern time tomorrow, but he will not face those charges. he could face defamation charges, but that remains to be seen. >> thank you very much. breaking that news for us. dana bash is here with me. as he says, this is huge news for the trump campaign, but for corey lewandowski, the campaign manager, who had become embat e embattled and there were conversations about what his role would be. how significant is this to helping him? >> personally, for corey lewandowski, it's huge. his whole entire reputation, livelihood, was at stake here. let's be honest. at this point, it's off the table and politically for the trump campaign, you can hear the sighs of relief coming from trump tower right now. this is something they have off their plate at a time where they really need to focus on the delegates. >> does it take away some of the
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speculation and discussion about what's really going on in that campaign and whether corey lewandowski is embattled? all of a sudden that calms down. >> it does. also at the same time where they're expanding their campaign. they just hired scott walker's former campaign manager to be the national political director, so they're becoming more of a traditional campaign. corey lieu wewandowski now seem be even more safe than he was before. >> it was not out of the fold, but now much more shored up. very significant. this comes as we are moments away now from this big town hall. we've been seeing the families. tonight, we're going to see heidi cruz and ted cruz. you have interviewed her. she is different than melania trump. she is different from karen kasich. she talks about how she's worked many long hours outside the home. her resume is a little bit different.
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what are we going to see from her tonight and is it going to help ted cruz that he's there? >> yes and it is not just that she's a working mother. she used her experience in managing in knowing how structures work at goldman sachs to help her husband's campaign. she is on the road a lot. many times instead of ted cruz because they see her as such a plus for their strategy not just because she does the typical spouse thing where she talks about the human side of her husband, but because she gets politics. she gets his positions. they met on a presidential campaign in 2000. >> can she humanize him tonight? >> i have to say i interviewed
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her before the new hampshire primary, and so many people came up to me and said, wow. i feel like i get ted cruz more than ever before. that's the big asset. that's what clearly she wants to do tonight. >> we're counting you down to that town hall moments away on cnn. nearly 300 young girls, you remember them, kidnapped two years ago. here they are now. is this newly released video proof that they are still alive in captivity? this is a cnn live exclusive. you're looking live at pictures of new york city. that huge crowd gathered tonight in lower manhattan for the bernie sanders rally. bernie sanders should be taking the stage any moment. i'm terrible at golf. he is.
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vid videographer are there with this report. >> reporter: lined up against a yellow wall, 15 girls, only their faces showing. an off-camera voice asks each girl, what's your name? is that the name your parents recognize? where were you taken from, the voice asks. the school and the date they say is the 25th of december 2015. this video was obtained by cnn from a person close to the negotiations to get these girls released. for the parents, it's finally a glimmer of hope these girls are still alive. two years ago, we met mary and yala on our visit after the abduction of their daughters and more than 200 other girls. we asked them if they recognize
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any of the girls in the video. they lean closer. another girl is identified. one by one, they name all 15 girls. one mother realizes her daughter isn't there. the off-camera voice asking the questions is familiar to cnn as that of boca haram spokesman abu zamara. a source close to the situation says the video was provided by the terror group as an asked for show of good faith. nigeria's information minister told cnn they have received the video but are still reviewing it. >> you start the video and find out the questions were asked in a rather very controlled
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environment. they were a bit concerned, too, that after two years in captivity, the girls in the video were under no stress whatsoever. there's been little transformation to the physical appearance. >> reporter: is your government negotiating with boko haram for the release of these girls? >> there are ongoing talks. >> reporter: we took the video to a classmate of the girls. she'd been at home with family the day the other girls were kidnapped. for her safety, we're not showing her face and not using her name. she told us there's no doubt these are some of her kidnapped classmates. >> translator: these two were prefects. watching the video i'm reminded how we used to play together, how we used to do chores, do our homework. >> reporter: she says seeing her friends again will likely give her nightmares. >> sometimes still if i hear news about them, i have bad dreams and wake up crying. >> reporter: the video ends with a girl addressing the camera
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with a message to the nigerian government. we are all well, she says pointedly. perhaps suggesting girls not seen in this video. she then delivers what sounds like a scripted plea urging the nigerian government to fulfill unspecified promises. for the mothers of these girls rapidly becoming women far from home, the video is overwhelming. they say they just want someone to bring their daughters home. >> a stunning report. the nigerian information minister saying they all looked like they were fine, didn't look under duress. one just has to ask the question of whether they are truly trying and how hard they are trying to get those girls home. still ahead, we're counting you down to the special town hall event. ted and heidi cruz right here at our studios in new york. we'll be right back. and can you explain why you recommend synthetic over cedar?
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major night on the campaign trail. tonight our town hall moments away with ted and heidi cruz here is cnn. bernie sanders in lower manhattan with tens of thousands people at a major rally on a day he got a huge endorsement from a
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