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original originally censored from the transcripts. why? the senate is minutes away from voting on measures to restrict gun ownership or background checks. all four might fail. plus, you're fired. a huge head-scratching event in the campaign. corey lewandowski is out just one month before the republican convention. hello, everybody. welcome to "the lead." i'm jake tapper. we're getting a terrifying mind glimpse into the worst shooting in modern u.s. history. [ gunfire ] just minutes ago, the fbi released a new full transcript of the orlando terrorist's 911 call. earlier, the fbi released a partial transcript of the conversations between authorities and the killers.
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that original transcript omitted references to isis. and that's now changing course after major backlash. the fbi releasing the fuller transcript. the orlando terrorist called 911 and was described as speaking in a, quote, chilling, calm and deliberate manner moments after opening fire. the terrorist claimed credit for the massacre saying, "i'm in orlando and i did the shootings." despite the release of the transcript, a lot of questions still remain because several long phone calls with police have not been and might never be made public. let's now bring in cnn justice correspondent pamela brown. pamela, after taking heat over the initial censoring of the isis reference in the transcript, the fbi released the unedited transcript. what do we now know because of the release of the transcripts? >> well, we know what we already knew since the start of the shooting which is that the gunman pledges allegiance to
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isis and abu bakr al baghdadi, the leader of isis. just a few word now that the justice department is filling in on that transcript that were initially omitted. what's interesting here, jake, the killer talked about isis and being a "islamic soldier" but never mentioned anything about gays ors did liking gays. still, investigators are still looking at multiple possible motives. omar mateen makes his first call to 911 33 minutes after the first reports of gunfire at pulse nightclub telling the operator "praise be to god" and goes on to say, i'm in orlando and i did the shootings. mateen pledges his allegiance to isis. >> we currently have no evidence that he was directed by a foreign terrorist group but was radicalized domestically. >> reporter: the gunman then spent around 28 minutes on the phone with hostage negotiators.
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at one point, demanding america stop bombing syria and iraq. when the negotiator asked mateen what he had done, he responds, you already know what i did. he later states, in the next few days, you'll see more of this action going on. >> why the killer made these murderous statements, he did so in a chilling, calm and deliberate manner. >> reporter: mateen also claims he has explosives, saying, there is some vehicle outside that has some bombs, just to let you know. i'm going to ignite it if they try to do anything stupid. later he says he has a vest and described it as the kind that they used in paris and he threatens to put suicide vests on four victims. the s.w.a.t. team commander told cnn that ramped up the risk for both civilians and first responders. >> we're way too close because if the explosives go off, we're all within 1,000 feet and we are all going to be killed.
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>> reporter: no explosives were found. the partial police transcript show at 5:14 a.m., nearly three hours after the attack began, shots were heard again and then the event was over. >> our officers were within the club within minutes and engaged the suspect in gunfire and that's important because that engagement and that initial entry caused him to retreat, stop shooting and barricade himself in the bathroom with hostages. so during that time, our officers were intermittently in and out of that club rescuing people from inside the club. >> so when officials first released this transcript, as we know, they redacted any mention of isis saying that they didn't want to give credence to the terrorist group and as one person i spoke to said they didn't want to give the gunman a
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voice from the grave. within the last hour, as you saw, jake, after that pushback and criticism, they released the transcripts without the redactions. i'm told that many people within the department of justice were taken aback and surprised by the backlash, jake. >> pamela brown, thank you so much. very interesting. we know the terrorist worked for a security company g4s. it's one of the largest security companies in the world. the company issued him a gun. cnn has learned after a dispute at work the orlando terrorist was then transferred to an unarmed position. in 2013 but the company allowed him to keep his gun. that gun was one of the three found on the scene of the shooting rampage. let's bring in cnn government regulation correspondent rene marsh. rene, first of all, when the terrorist was transferred to an unarmed position, why would he still even need his official company gun? >> right. so jake, let's talk a little bit about that transfer. he was working at a courthouse.
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the st. lucie courthouse in florida. the security company that hired him, they said he made inflammatory statements. he was then -- omar mateen was transferred to an unarmed position as a security guard at a residential community. but he still kept his company-issued firearm. i asked an official with that security company why was that the case. they gave me four reasons. number one, they said that mateen was still licensed by the state of florida to be an armed security guard. they also say before they transferred him from that armed position to the unarmed position at the residential community, they did a full criminal background check and said there were no red flags. a security company also says that they did their own internal investigation into the dispute at the court. they didn't find any red flags. so they are telling us, they are telling cnn they didn't find any reason to take away his gun.
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in fact, the company says that many times an unarmed security guard may be called on a moment's notice to fill in for an armed guard so it's essential for them to have that weapon. >> correct me if i'm wrong, rene, i believe the company knew about the fbi investigation in the interviews of the man who would ultimately become the orlando terrorist. wouldn't that be a decent time to take away his gun? >> one would think, you're right. the company learned about it from mateen himself, not the fbi. they learned about it five to six months into that ten-month fbi investigation. again, they said they didn't take away the gun because they knew why the fbi was investigating. they were looking into whatever went down at the courthouse while he was an employee there. and the company said they had done their own internal investigation and they had investigated it in the context of this being a workplace harassment case. they didn't look at it as a
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terror tie, this man potentially having terror ties. again, they are standing on this notion that they didn't find any issues, any red flags that would suggest that this man shouldn't be a security guard and he shouldn't have a weapon, jake. the company also saying, look, the fbi investigated him but they closed the case. and that's what they are standing on to justify essentially why they allowed him to keep that weapon. >> those are some rocky floorboards on which they are standing. rene, thank you so much. the fact that the terrorist was at one point on a terror watch list, that takes us to the politics lead where, in the next hour, the u.s. senate will take up four measures that would restrict gun ownership and/or expanded background checks. two of the measures are from democrats. two are from republicans. ahead of those votes, breaking news just in to cnn. results of a new cnn/orc poll
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shows that most americans, 55%, favor stricter gun restrictions, gun laws. that's the highest number since january 2013 which was a month after the sandy hook elementary school shootings. let's bring in cnn senior political reporter manu raju. do any of these measures stand any chance of passing? >> no, they don't, jake. they are all probably going to go down on a party line vote. we've seen several of these bills that have been voted on in the past and they failed on a party line vote then as well. last week, there was some effort to try to cut a deal on a bipartisan basis but that also failed. right now, there is one set of bipartisan talks going on but people are very skeptical that that has any chance of becoming law. we're seeing a lot of finger pointing going on on capitol hill. in the aftermath of the worst mass shooting in american history, republicans and democrats locked in a about the tell over gun control.
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>> this past week, in response to the horrible terror attack in orlando, the democrats all got together and said the solution is more gun control. >> reporter: tonight, the senate is set to vote on four measures from both parties. two to expand background checks. the other is to prevent suspected terrorists from obtaining guns. all four expected to fail on party line votes. >> sadly, the expectations are that you're not going to get enough senators with 46 of us democratic senators to get to 60. all you need is 14 republican senators. >> reporter: a new cnn orc poll shows the public less divided than capitol hill. nine of ten favor background checks. but when it comes to banning semiautomatic rifles, the public
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is far more divided along party lines with 73% of democrats and 39% of republicans in favor of such restrictions. >> what we're doing with this debate on the hill right now, it's like they are trying to stop a freight train with a piece of kleenex. >> reporter: in a setback for the nra, the supreme court declined to hear a challenge that banned certain semiautomatic weapons and large capacity imagine sdplemagazines. and in the 2012 shooting that claimed 26 lives at sandy hook elementary school, claiming they don't belong on the streets. democrats say if they can't win in the capitol, they will turn to the courts. >> it is dangerous de ja vu. i thought after sandy hook when 20 children were massacred, i thought congress would do something. i thought after san bernardino, congress would do something. but this is a moment of truth. >> reporter: john cornyn is
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pushing a bill to delay the sale of a gun to a suspected terrorist for 72 hours allowing an investigation to take place. but democrats want to go further. >> now, this new orc poll actually shows that 90% of republican voters want to prevent people who are on that terrorist watch list or no-fly list from getting a gun, which is one reason why you're seeing republicans make that very clear. they don't want terrorism suspects from getting guns. kelly ayotte from new hampshire announced she would both for both the democratic and republican version of that bill and she's involved in these talks led by susan collins of maine to try to cut a deal on this issue. right now it doesn't look very likely. >> manu raju on capitol hill, thank you so much. what does democratic senator
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chris murphy think about the fact that all four votes, at least as of now, seem likely to fail. we'll ask him, next. ou stay con. with centurylink as your trusted technology partner, you get an industry leading broadband network and cloud and hosting services. centurylink. your link to what's next. world saleilton is on honors members save up to 25% on brands like hampton, doubletree, hilton garden inn, and waldorf astoria so stop clicking around. book direct at hilton.com now that's satisfaction.
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we're back with the politics lead now and four rare votes on further restricting gun ownership or restricting background checks. happening on the senate floor in just a matter of minutes. u.s. senators have only put votes on this issue on the schedule twice in recent years. once almost immediately after newtown and then not again until after the san bernardino terrorist attacks. pressure mounted for today's vote after a filibuster led by our next guest, democratic senator chris murphy of connecticut who talked on the senate floor until leadership gave in and agreed to schedule these votes. senator, thanks for joining us. you led this 15-hour filibuster last week calling for more restrictions on gun ownership and expanded background checks. no bill passed after the horrors of newtown or san bernardino. it looks like these four might go down as well. is it just impossible to pass anything? >> i don't think it's impossible to pass anything. and you're right, it's hard to imagine why things would change now if they didn't change after
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20 first graders died in my state. but i think as manu just reported, we're starting to see significant changes and cracks. senator kelly ayotte announced the decision to switch her vote. she will vote for it today but voted against it in december. i think other republicans will follow suit. is it enough to get to 60? i don't know. but it's significant progress in the right direction. my hope is that what we did this week with the filibuster has elevated the issue such that we're going to eventually beat the gun lobby. we have to if we protect this country from future terrorist attacks. >> would any of the bills being debated today have prevented him from getting guns and committing this atrocity? >> i think there's a good argument that the other bill that we'll vote on today would have given the fbi the authority to deny him a weapon.
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he was taken off of a list. this provision that we're voting on today would give broad discretion to the attorney general to take anyone suspected of terrorist ties and deny them a weapon, giving them a little more discretion to do so. i think we've got some questions about why people who are going to be on and off these lists and why the fbi is not being notified by the weapon sales. the provision we're voting on today would give the attorney general and fbi director the discretion to keep people like omar mateen on the list and deny them access to assault-type weapons. >> omar mateen is a horrible person and i wish he never would have been born. but he was a u.s. citizen and had constitutional rights to own a gun. being on the watch list is not an adjudicated process. some say that should not preclude someone to be able to enjoy a constitutional right. >> well, i would respectfully disagree. it is not an absolute constitutional right and justice
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scalia in that decision that says that there is an individual right to own a firearm also says that there are clear limitations on certain individuals and also certain weapons being in the hands of civilians. i'm only going to support the provision that allows people to get off of that list. if you're under investigation for potential terrorism when you walk into the gun store, you shouldn't walk out with an assault weapon. if you want to grieve your name being on the list and buy a weapon a week or month later, you can wait. you don't need that assault weapon right on the spot. our default should be to protect these people. in this case, mateen went in and got a weapon and within a short period of time was turning it on civilians to kill 49 people. >> your republican colleague john cornyn is proposing a waiting period of 72 hours for people on the terror watch list from being able to purchase firearms. would you be willing to support that giving the fact that there is an adjudication for the watch
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list? >> no, i wouldn't support that. it's totally unrealistic to expect the department of justice to be able to take all of these terrorists to court and have an open court proceeding in which they have to prove, as senator corn anyone john cornyn's bill, we should err temporarily. nobody is making the argument for the no-fly list. i don't see any republicans saying if you're on the no-fly list, you can fly until you get it taken care of. no. as your polls show, 90% of republicans think this should be the law, too. >> i guess the answer would just be there's no constitutional right to fly in an airplane but i take your point. senator chris murphy, thank you
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so much. appreciate your time. >> thanks, jake. you're fired. that's what donald trump told his campaign manager corey lewandowski. now someone else is leaving the trump campaign. stay with us for that. then, brand-new details about the death of a navy s.e.a.l. in iraq and it reveals that the fight against isis may be much more involved on the ground than what we're hearing from the pentagon and the white house. stay with us. ur tokyo. and please, don't "do" tokyo. live in tokyo. airbnb a place in shinagawa, or a loft in ebisu. try toro. try this. be polite and slurp. have yoshi tell you about the time he rode an ostrich. act like you've done this before. wherever you go... ...don't go there. live there. even if it's just for a night. if you have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
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welcome back to "the lead," we'll stick with politics.
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ding dong the witch is dead. within hours, the adviser, michael caputo apologized and resigned. corey lewandowski was the hard-charging manager and this comes as the donald trump campaign struggles to find its general election footing. jim, i have to say i'm kind of taken aback by this. trump has stood by lewandowski's side and vice versa. what changed? >> jake, the family changed, to put it bluntly. this is by far the biggest shake-up in the trump campaign. he fired his campaign manager ushering in a new phase for the presumptive nominee who listened to pleas from his family and advisers to make a big change.
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the uprising against the sharp elbow campaign manager had been building for weeks. then, over the weekend, campaign sources tell cnn the mutiny began with trump's daughter ivanka, her husband and campaign adviser and paul manafort all pleading with trump to fire lewandowski. as one source put it, the family was not happy. another adviser told trump it's him or me. >> why were you fired? >> you know, i don't know. i don't know the answer to that. >> reporter: lewandowski told dana bash he has no idea why he was fired but sources say the family was outraged over his handling of michelle fields, the reporter he grabbed on the video leading to charges that were later dropped. other campaign sources accused lewandowski of egging on trump's more inflammatory remarks, notably on a mexican-american judge overseeing the lawsuits in trump university.
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>> this man is of mexican heritage. i'm building a wall. >> reporter: and then ding dong the witch is dead. >> i said to him, it's been an honor and a privilege to be part of this and i mean that. >> reporter: but the campaign shake-up comes after a brutal stretch for trump, including sagging poll numbers weighed down by a series of unforced errors. the latest poll shows trump trailing hillary clinton by 7 points in a general election matchup. >> listen, i think we're shifting to a new phase of the campaign as we approach the convention. >> reporter: they are pointing to a new campaign structure now in place. manafort is now fully in charge of the campaign right under trump while the roles of trump's daughter ivanka and her husband jared kushner are clearly growing inside the campaign. >> jared is a very successful real estate person but i actually think he likes politics more than real estate.
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>> reporter: trump hasn't always taken their advice. >> ivanka would say, be more presidential. and i said i can. being presidential is easy. >> reporter: and whether the candidate will change as well or just continue to stir controversy with his comments this weekend about the orlando shooting. >> if you had somebody with a gun strapped on to their hip, somebody with a sgun gun strapped on to their ankle and bullets going in the opposite direction right at this animal who did this, you would have had a very, very different result, believe me, folks. and on an unrelated note, jake, we should report now that we're hearing from a law enforcement source that the 19-year-old man arrested at a donald trump rally in las vegas over the weekend, we are being
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told now that that individual, a 19-year-old named michael samford attempted to grab a gun from a police officer there at the event. we're now told by this source that this 19-year-old man told authorities or has told authorities in the last couple of days that he intended to use that gun to kill donald trump at that campaign event, jake. we're right now trying to get more information about this. not oem from the u.s. secret service but from the las vegas police department. we're hearing from a law enforcement source that that man over the weekend intended to use that gun, that he tried to grab from a police officer at that event in las vegas to cause harm to donald trump. jake? >> jim acosta, thank you for the report and thank you for the updated breaking news. let's bring in our political panel. we have with us professor mark lamont hill, campaign correspondent maggie hagerman and joe borelli.
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he was a reliable and loyal aide to mr. trump. why get rid of him? >> let's give him credit for running the campaign through the primary season. >> i'm giving him all of the credit. >> and doing a good job. that said, i think paul manafort was brought on and rightfully so to help with the strategy to win in november. i think something that's been well reported, there's been strife between the two men and some of the efforts paul had in sort of streamlining the campaign were stymied some why by corey. this was probably going to be something that happened at some point and if you're someone like me, a trump supporter, i'm happy this happened now or potentially after the convention or in november. >> is corey being released to the wolves here, all of the donors saying they are concerned about the campaign. republican officials saying that they are not going tone dors their own party nominee.
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is he sort of like a sacrificial lamb? he wasn't the one who made the controversial comments of the judge or what happened in florida. is corey taking the fall for things mr. trump did? >> it's a legitimate question. i don't think so. as joe said, this had been in the works for quite some time. it had gotten kicked down the road a bit after a couple of different points. ultimately speaking, a campaign can't be divided and this one was in certain respects but it was not in the way that it's often portrayed as the daily sco corey is up, manafort is down. they were playing different games and there were donors, republican party officials, some journalists making clear that they were having trouble getting through either in terms of coverage of the campaign or decisions. i think that became clear to trump. corey lewandowski is not responsible. a, he accomplished a lot.
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trump, if we are being honest, drove his own train, to a huge degree. lewandowski may have been able to enable that but trump was guiding a lot of that. the demands of a general election are completely different and i think that's become clear to trump in a way that it was not before. what i heard a lot today from republicans was this was a great first step and i heard this across the board because lewandowski was controversial. he did antagonize a lot of people. there are some people who liked him but some who had issues with him. this has to be followed up by consistent behavior from trump himself. >> you can't fire the players. you can't get rid of trump. of course he did all of these things. what lewandowski did was enable it. he's created a tone and ten nor that said let trump be trump and letting trump be trump got him through the primary season but not through the general election. it was necessary to rein in trump.
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it's also important to indicate that change is coming. it's not enough. it's a good first step but we need a different tone and narrative. all in all, it's a good outcome for trump because we're not talking about a mexican judge anymore. we're not talking about something controversial. we're talking about trump changing his campaign. >> that's interesting. joe, i'd love to get your thoughts on some comments made by vice president joe biden today who directly took on donald trump. take a look. >> our ability to lead by example and draw partners to our side. that's what has always been america's greatest capability. not empty plbluster. not an attitude and insecurity of a bully. >> your response. the vice president is clearly taking direct shots? >> oh, sure. i'll take liberty for speaking
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to the american public that might agree with me. the rise of an outsider like donald trump is part and parcel a response to people like joe biden who have been in the driver's seat and hillary clinton who have been in the driver's seat on foreign policy. the reason we have support for someone not in the system, who's not being pc, people are sick and tired of what they have already seen. >> maggie, 30 seconds. do you think vice president's advice or comments will have any resonance at all? >> i think the democrats are going to continue to frame the race like we've seen. not just joe biden. the vice president, elizabeth warren, hillary clinton. it is contrast to what is happening on the republican side. they have a ways to go but that's what they are hoping to move towards. >> thanks. appreciate it.
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welcome back to "the lead," i'm jake tapper. in our world lead, after four weeks of fierce fighting, iraq's prime minister is declaring the key isis strong hold of fallujah liberated. iraqi counterterrorism forces are now in control of large portions of the city, we're told. it's the site, of course, of some of the bloodiest battles of the iraq war. that city has been in isis hands since january 2014. let's get right to cnn's ben wedeman. has isis been completely rooted out of fallujah?
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>> reporter: short answer, jake, no, it hasn't. in fact, we heard from security sources in fallujah that there was a counterattack by isis which left 13 iraqi soldiers either dead or wounded. isis still controls a swath of territory in the northern part of the city. iraqi forces do have them surrounded. they are pushing ahead but the fight is not easy. when we were in the center of fallujah the other day, despite the statement the previous evening by the prime minister abadi that fallujah had been liberated and freed, what we saw from the left and to the right, the fighting is still continuing and continues today as well. jake? >> ben, of course, we don't want to forget about the tens and thousands of citizens that have
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fleed. >> that's right. they are trying to refocus their attention on this situation. what you've had since the beginning of fighting on the 23rd of may was at least 84,000 people leaving that city to various camps around fallujah. you had 30,000 who came out in the last three days alone. now, the iraqi authorities have set up camps around fallujah. but they have been overwhelmed. in some cases, there are three families sleeping in a tent and they are the lucky ones. many people simply have to sleep outside. there's a shortage of mattresses, a shortage of food and water. so this is really something that the iraqi officials are scrambling to deal with. they did not anticipate this level of civilians leaving fallujah. jake? >> ben wedeman in baghdad, thank
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you. please stay safe. that only adds to the mystery of this next story. imagine not knowing where you will eat your next meal or sleep tomorrow night. sadly, for more than 65.3 million refugees, that's the reality. according to a sobering new report by the united nations on today, which is world refugee day, there are more refugees on earth now than ever before. it means one out of every 113 people in the world has been forcibly displaced from his or her homes. global conflicts, such as the war in syria, are the leading cause beyond the staggering number of refugees. and more than half of them come from syria, afghanistan and somalia. the u.n. report says more than half are children. and among those children, merely 100,000 are now without parents or any adult guardians.
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isis has been accused of killing those innocent civilians trying to flee violence in iraq and syria. the obama administration insists, of course, that there are no american boots on the ground. that in defeating the terrorist group, the u.s. role is noncombat related and instead focused on training, on advising and assisting local forces. that is the white house spin. but new details uncovered by cnn on the death of navy s.e.a.l. charles keating iv, there are u.s. boots on the ground and semantic games, u.s. service members are constantly being put in harm's way and they are engaging in combat. let's get to cnn's barbara starr at the pentagon. you've learned that keating was involved in a separate fire fight in syria two months prior
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for which he was awarded the silver star. this was a different mission in which he was killed. >> that's right, jake. as you say, u.s. troops are there to advise, assist and train but combat is coming to them and one navy s.e.a.l. team got caught twice. [ gunfire ] >> reporter: it was a fire fight last month in northern iraq against 100 isis fighters that lasted more than two hours. when it was over, navy s.e.a.l. charles keating was dead on a tour of duty that was not supposed to involve combat. hundreds of friends and family gather to remember him. he was awarded the silver star. the nation's third highest citation for valor. but not for the battle that killed him but for a different fight that killed him two months earlier, one that was not disclosed until after his death. that march 4th morning, the seal
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team and local kurdish forces were attacked by more than 100 isis fighters. the initial assault was pushed back. keating kept up a counterattack. he exposed himself to automatic weapons, mortars and ro rocket-propelled grenades. his team attacked with sniper and rocket fire. then, on may 3rd, it happened all over against. isis assembling a large attack force again in northern iraq. his unit was beyond the front lines as advisers with local kurdish forces. at 7:30 a.m., the s.e.a.l.s are attacked with bulldozers, trucks and weapons. at 7:350, the americans call fo
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help. the s.e.a.l.s move to each side of the front line. there was fighting so intense, ammunition was running low. then, keating's weapon malfunction. he went to a nearby vehicle for more ammunition and climbed on top of a building and began firing at isis when he was hit. his death and the two fire fights, a stark reminder that u.s. troops in iraq and syria are in combat more than the military discloses. former navy s.e.a.l. jeffrey egger says there are new dangers for special operation forces. >> even though it's not a combat mission, they are not supposed to be doing the majority of the fighting themselves, it's closer to where the fighting is taking place. >> now, what the troops will tell you, there is a new reality, special operation
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forces very much operating in the gray zone, between peace and war. jake? >> barbara starr at the pentagon for us, thanks for that report. in our pop culture lead, the bizarre death of a hollywood actor. how did the 27-year-old get pinned between his car and his mailbox? that story, next. when you airbnb, you have your own home. so, live there. even if it's just for a night.
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tragic news for fans of the new "star trek" film series, anton yelchin stepped out of his vehicle and it began to slide backwards and pinned him up against a pillar. police don't know why he was behind the car. the car was a 2015 jeep grand
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cherokee. that model was recalled because drivers reported confusion as to whether the gearshift was or was not in park. police cannot confirm whether that contributed in any way to yelchin's death. j.j. abrams took to twitter to say, "you were kind, funny as hell and supremely talented and you weren't here nearly long enough." he was only 27 years old. the latest installment in the series will come out next month. yelchin will be in the film. in our health lead today, for the first time, the food and drug administration is allowing a vaccine for the zika virus trial. the companies say they are likely to begin their first tests on humans within the next few weeks. as part of the standard procedure, researchers will
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first test their vaccine on people who are healthy than when it is determined to be safe and will compare it to those who actually have the virus. that's it for "the lead." i'm jake tapper. i turn you over to wolf blitzer who is in "the situation room." thanks for watching. happening now, breaking news, campaign shake-up. donald trump catching everyone by surprise, firing his campaign manager after a series of damaging setbacks to his presidential bid. will this drastic move put his campaign back on track. "i did the shootings." the fbi releases the shooter's 911 call but sparks up roar by omitting parts. who made the controversial decision to edit out isis?