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overcome challenges, that made me better and smarter. i could overcome things a lot of people in the same position never had to overcome. >> that does it for us. thanks for watching. "early start" begins now. >> all right. the breaking news overnight. explosive new allegations against donald trump. woman after woman coming forward saying he kissed or touched them inappropriate inappropriately. a manhunt and two police officers shot in boston. the u.s. navy striking back with missiles after attacks on u.s. war ships. good morning. what a night. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it is thursday, october 13th. 4:00 a.m. in the east. if you slept for a few moments,
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you missed the campaign. woman after woman coming forward accusing donald trump of unwanted kissing and touches. two women have come forward of inappropriate actions. the campaign is categorically denying the claims. lawyers are now threatening a lawsuit against "the new york times." cnn's sunlen serfaty has the latest. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. this is another bombshell for donald trump. two women have come forward to say trump accosted them and touched them inappropriately. one from 2005 and the other from more than 30 years ago. cnn has not been able to confirm, but one woman jessica leads goes on air with her account. >> it was over 35 years ago. i was hired by a news print
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company. i was a sales rep. i was traveling in the midwest. i was coming back to new york city. the stewardess asked if i would like to be moved to first class. i sat down to a young man, blond, tall. he introduced himself as donald trump. i was not aware of the real estate world of donald trump. it wasn't until they cleared the meal that somehow or another the armrest in the seat disappeared and it was a real shock when all of a sudden his hands were all over me. he started encroaching on my space. i hesitate to use this
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expression, but i will. he was like an octopus. he was all over the place. it's like he had six arms. if he stuck with the upper part of the body, i might not have gotten -- i might not have gotten that upset. when he started putting his hand up my skirt, that was it. that was it. i was out of there. >> the donald trump campaign issued a statement denying the allegations and saying they believe the reports were politically motivated. jason miller, a senior adviser for the trump campaign says quote this entire article is fiction and for the new york times to enact a character association on trump is dangerous. to reach back decades in an attempt to smear mr. trump trivalizes sexual assault.
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t john and christine. >> thank you. there was another woman quoted by "the new york times." she said she waited for the elevator in 2005. she told the new york times they shook hands, but trump would not let go. instead he kissed her cheek and then kissed her directly on the mouth. she said it was so inappropriate. neither took legal action, but they did speak to family and friends whom they did tell about their encounters. the women chose to tell their stories after anderson cooper asked trump if he ever kissed or groped a woman without consent. and donald trump's lawyers demand the times retract the story or face a possible
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lawsuit. in the letter to the times, the lawyers were this, it is apparent from among other things the timing of the article which is nothing more than a political motivation to defeat his candidacy. the times is willing to provide a platform willing to smear his reputation. the letter does not offer facts refuting the times story and is not itself a lawsuit. >> that would open donald trump up to discovery which would be problematic for the campaign. also breaking news overnight. a former people magazine reporter is accusing donald trump of assaulting her in 2005. she claims trump forced himself on her while she was visiting the mara-la-go estate. we walked into the room and
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within seconds, he was pushing me against the wall and forcing his tongue down my throat. she regrets not speaking out sooner, but hearing the "access hollywood" tapes required her to speak out. a trump spokesperson said this never happened. there is no merit or veracity to this story. and the trump campaign responded overnight. a direct attack from the spokeswoman. jeff zeleny has the latest. >> reporter: the clinton campaign is reacting to the bombshell report of "the new york times." hillary clinton read the story flying from colorado to nevada for a campaign event last night. this morning in a statement, communication director jennifer palmeri said this, this fits
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everything we know about how donald trump treats women. this suggests he lied on the debate stage and the behavior on the tape is more than just words. secretary clinton rallying supporters in vegas made a vague reference the latest incident he had been involved in. so interesting on the campaign trail this week, increasingly secretary clinton is making an appeal not just to democrats, but independents and republicans who are fed up with donald trump. >> i want to be a president for people who agree with me and don't agree with me. i want to be a president for democrats, republicans and independents. >> reporter: now secretary clinton will spend the rest of the week raising money. a big fund-raiser in san francisco. another one tonight in los angeles and tomorrow in seattle. it is one of her final pushes to
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fund all of the television commercials she is airing. even as the campaign expands to other states like georgia and arizona. states they think they could put in play. they also still have their work in ohio and iowa. so secretary clinton campaigning out here out west before returning to new york for the weekend and preparing for the third debate next wednesday. >> jeff, thank you. >> the story of people magazine and times just some that came out. there are others that cnn is not reporting on. beauty pageants saying donald trump walked into the room while they were changing. that made them feel uncomfortable. so much information coming out overnight. >> the trump supporters saying why now? why haven't they complained before? it was post debate have you ever
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acted on the words we heard in the tape we heard in 2005? that seems to be the genesis. >> specifically the new york times. before the barrage of stories, the trump campaign was highlighting the wikileaks hack of the clinton campaign. clinton communications director said some rich people gravitate to the catholic faith because their rich friends wouldn't understand if they became evangelical. >> the new e-mails show members of the clinton team viciously attacking catholics and evangelicals. they attack catholics and evangelicals. viciously. and that won't be tolerated. it won't be tolerated by the voters. anybody of religion, i think you have to vote for donald trump to be honest. >> paul ryan who is catholic
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slammed the leak clinton e-mails as an insult to millions across the nation. he added the statements reveal the clinton campaign's hostile attitude. all people of faith should decide if these are the values we want represented. the man in charge of wells fargo is out. john stumpf will retire immediately. the bank announcing the change last night. the president of the company will take over ceo duties. a stunning downfall for one of the most powerful leaders. 2 million fake accounts created by the bank. they paid $185 million in fines. and 5,300 employees fired. stumpf was the second to retired early. senator elizabeth warren is the
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toughest critic. as i said, he should resign and return every nickel he made during the scam. he is one for three. >> employees were rewarded for lots of cross selling. trying to keep up with impossible sales goals. >> he's out. breaking overnight in boston. two police officers shot. both in the hospital. we will have the very latest next.
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breaking news overnight. u.s. struck three radar sites in yemen. the pentagon says the tomahawk missile launch destroyed the remote areas. the radar was used to track ships at sea. the u.s. strike comes after the "uss mason" conducting operations off the coast of yemen was the target of a second
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missile attack this weekend from houthi controlled territory in yemen. houthi rebels are denying they targeted the u.s. vessel. a suspect in custody after two police officers shot in boston. the pair were responding to a report of a person with a gun when they were hit. both police officers rushed to the hospital. one in stable condition. one treated for life threatening injuries. a suspect has been charged in the shooting deaths of two palm springs police officers. john hernandez felix is accused of gunning down the two on saturday. the 26-year-old accused of ambushing the officers as they responded to a family disturbance call. the shootings prompted a 12-hour standoff. stunning developments in the deadly small plane crash on to a
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city street in connecticut we told you about yesterday. the ntsb says it was an intentional act. the flight instructor got into a fight with the student pilot. the student pilot was so upset, he plunged the aircraft on the busy street on purpose. authorities say it appears the student was frustrated with his family for forcing him to become a pilot. a hurricane is gathering strength in the caribbean. some people already giving heavy wind and rain. the latest on where nicole is headed. that's next. "hey! you get that memo too?" "it's just an alert from credit karma. they help me with this whole--being an adult thing." "credit karma seriously helped you feel like an adult?"
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we are halfway through october and it has been an active month. hurricane nicole barrels toward bermuda. i want to bring in pedram javaheri for the latest on hurricane nicole. >> it has reached category 4 strength. it could make landfall as a category 4 or slightly weaker as a category 3. a devastating storm surge potential with up to eight feet expected across the island. in the united states, at least, half of all weather-related fatalities to hurricanes landfall related to the storm surge. a serious situation. this storm opening the record books. we never had two hurricanes in the month of october come in as
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category 4. matthew hit category 4 and 5 and nicole at a cat 4 quickly rewrites the record books. the eastern half of the country with mild temperatures. upper midwest, millions under a freeze threat with frost setting in. the cool temperatures want to push off to the east. it will be short lived, john and christine. temperatures rebound quickly early next week for much of the country. guys. pedram, thank you. new devastation across north carolina in the wake of hurricane matthew. 20 people in the state have been killed by the storm and floods. the governor says the worst of the flooding may not be over. many are finding refuge in shelters. cnn's polo sandoval takes us inside one. >> reporter: john and christine, there are still at least 1,000 people in north carolina without a home. behind me are some of them.
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we have been invited to the high school gym in the city where there are 200 people sleeping on the cots and despite the heartbreaking scene, they their themselves lucky. many have been confirmed dead in the state of north carolina. they have food and shelter and warm and dry place to stay. however, many residents, including the ones in the shelters, electricity is still badly needed and would go a long way since they are left in the dark. many residents got caught off guard. they expected after the storm swept through the area that things would get back to normal. that is where the nearly river forced the folks to seek shelter. now, john and christine, many people waiting to see when lives will get back on track.
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it could be days or weeks or months. >> polo, thank you. so win or go home. the dodgers and nationals play in the best of five division series. it happens in washington. the dodgers survived elimination by winning game four in l.a. on tuesday. the winner will earn the right to lose to the cubs in the nlcs which begins saturday night in chicago. breaking this morning. new accusations against donald trump involving women. the trump campaign fighting back threatening to sue. folks, a lot happening overnight. a lot of accusations. we will bring you everything right after the break. or m e? a goog, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay
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breaking news. explosive new allegations against donald trump. women coming forward saying he touched them inappropriately. also breaking overnight. two police officers shot in boston. both in the hospital. one right now in critical condition.
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breaking overnight in the middle east. welcome back to "early start." o i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. and the already roller coaster campaign. a series of women. one after another coming forward telling different stories of unwanted kissing or groping by donald trump. "the new york times" telling of two women alleges unwanted behavior. cnn's sunlen serfaty has the details. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. this is another big bombshell for trump. allegations from two women come forward to say trump accosted them and touched them inappropriate
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inappropriately. one from 2005 and the other from 30 years ago. cnn has not been able to confirm the women, but one of the women, jessica leads goes on camera with the new york times of what happened. >> it was over 35 years ago. i was hired by a news print company. i was a sales rep. traveling in the midwest. coming back to new york city. it was on that flight that the attendant asked if i would like to move up to first class. i didn't need to be asked twice. i sat down next to a young man. blond. tall. he introduced himself as donald trump. i was not really aware of the real estate world of trump. we just chatted back and forth. nothing particular. it wasn't until they cleared the meal that somehow another the armrest in the seat disappeared
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and it was a real shock when all of a sudden his hands were all over me. he started encroaching on my space. i hesitate to use this expression, but i'm going to and that is he was like an octopus. like he had six arms. he was all over the place. if he stuck with the upper part of the body, i might not have gotten that upset. when he started putting his hand up my skirt and that was it. that was it. i was out of there. >> reporter: the trump campaign issued a statement denying all the allegations and say the reports were politically motivated. jason miller, the adviser for the trump campaign says quote this entire article is fiction. for "the new york times" to launch a coordinated character
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assassination on a topic like this is dangerous. it sets a new low for where the media is willing to go in its efforts to determine the election. donald trump according to "the new york times" told the reporter of the story on tuesday night that quote none of this ever took place. john and christine. >> thank you for that. the other woman quoted by "the new york times" rachel crooks said she waited for an elevator when she was a 22 years receptionist. she said they shook hands, but trump would not let go. instead, trump started kissing her cheeks and directly on thing mouth. she said it was so inappropriate, i was upset. neither took legal action. the times spoke to family and friends. the women say they chose to tell
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their stories after anderson cooper repeatedly asked trump if he ever kissed or groped a woman without content. overnight, donald trump's lawyers demanded the retraction of the story on the women's allegations or apologize or face a possible lawsuit. in a letter to the times, the lawyers write, it is apparent from among other things the timing of the article it is nothing more than a politically motivated effort to defeat his candidacy. this is just a platform wishing to smear his reputation without basis in fact. this letter does not offer facts refuting the times story. in it of itself is not a lawsuit. if the trump team did file a lawsuit, it would open trump up to discovery which would be fascinating. there is more this morning. also breaking overnight. a former "people" magazine
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reporter accusing donald trump of assaulting her in 2005. she covered trump for years. forced trump forced himself on her. she writes, quote, we walked into the room alone and trump shut the door. within seconds, he was pushing me against the wall and forcing his tongue down my throat. she regrets not speaking out sooner. the trump campaign has not responded to cnn's request for comment. >> overnight, the clinton campaign responded. an indirect refers from the candidate. cnn's jeff zeleny traveling with the campaign out west with the
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latest. >> reporter: john and christine, the clinton campaign is reacting to the bombshell report in the times. hillary clinton read the story flying from colorado to nevada for a campaign event last night. this morning in a statement, jennifer palmeri says this, this story fits everything we know about the way donald trump has treated women. these reports suggest he lied on the debate stage and disgusting behavior he bragged about in the tape is more than just words. secretary clinton as she was rallying supporters in vegas made a vague reference to the report. she said the latest incident trump was involved in and criticized his excuse about locker room talk. interesting on the campaign trail. secretary clinton is making an appeal not just to democrats, but independents and republicans who are fed up with donald trump. >> i want to be a president for people who agree with me and
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don't agree with me. i want to be a president for democrats, republicans and independents. >> reporter: secretary clinton will spend the rest of the week raising money. today, a big fund-raiser in san francisco. another one tonight in los angeles. then tomorrow in seattle. it's one of her final pushes for cash to fund the television commercials she is airing in battleground states as the campaign expands to georgia and arizona. states they think they could put in play. they have their work cut out in iowa and ohio. secretary clinton out west before she returns to new york for the weekend and preparing for the third debate next wednesday. john and christine. >> let's put this in context. stories coming out from the women. follows this access hollywood tape where trump claimed he could grab women by the genitals and just start kissing them.
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because he's famous. these stories, if true, would corroborate that statement that behavior. he called it just locker room talk. these stories, if true, are more than just talk. >> and trump supporters are saying these are decades now. the why now is the question that anderson cooper pressed him on. did you ever act on those words. he said no, he did not. these women are claiming he did. >> i would not rule out of the possibility of major opposition research drop by supporters of hillary clinton. not saying the stories are true, but saying perhaps there was some coordinated timing. i don't know that, but it does happen in campaigns. before this barrage of stories came out, the trump campaign was trying to highlight the wikileaks hack of the clinton campaign. trump seized on the e-mail campaign where some rich people
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gravitate toward the catholic faith because their rich friends would not understand if they became evangelicals. >> the new e-mails show members of the clinton team viciously attacking catholics and evangelicals. they attack catholics and evangelicals. viciously. that won't be tolerated. anybody of religion, i think you have to vote for donald trump to be honest. >> house speaker who is catholic slammed the e-mails as insult to millions across the nation. he added these statements reveal the hostile attitude of people of faith and general. all people of faith should take a long and hard look at this and see if these are the values we want in our next president. federal investigators
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believe russia was behind the hack on the florida election system. the contractor may have exposed personal data of florida voters. the secretary of state says their database is secure and they have safeguards in place. the fbi is helping state election officials help spot suspicious activity. wells fargo ceo john stumpf is out. the move is welcome by the board of directors. it is a remarkable stunning end to stumpf's career. he was with wells fargo for 34 years. he forfeits his bonus and $41 million in stock. he is walking away with millions from the time with the bank. inve investors are hoping to get some
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of that money back. the stock is still down nearly 6% since september. the whole wells fargo scandal nine years after the financial crisis. people are saying a bank behaving badly. really how you lose your job. breaking overnight. a manhunt in boston after two police officers are shot. we will give you the latest on their condition ahead.
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breaking overnight. the u.s. struck three radar sites in yemen. the pentagon says the tomahawk missile launch destroyed the area. it was used to track ships at sea. the u.s. strikes comes after the "uss mason" conducting routine operations off the coast of yemen. there has been no claim of
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responsibility for wednesday's attacks which missed the ship. houthi rebels are denying the report. also breaking overnight. a suspect in custody after two police officers shot in east boston. city's police commissioner says the pair were responding to a report of a person with a gun when they were hit. both police officers were rushed to the hospital. one in stable condition and the other is treated for life threatening injuries. the ntsb says the plane crash in connecticut appears to be intentional. the student pilot was so upset, he plunged the aircraft on to the busy street in east hartford. it appears the student was frustrated with his family for forcing him to become a pilot. happening today, a man suspected of planting explosives
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in new jersey is expected to make his first court appearance. the 28-year-old is accused of planting the devices near a charity run in seaside park last month and linked to the explosion in the chelsea neighborhood. 47 minutes past the hour. samsung has a plan. it wants customers to ship back their galaxy note 7 phones in a fire proof box. but there's one problem. we'll tell you what it is next. "yeah mom, the new kitchen's great. hey! if you want somethig to cook faster,
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developing this morning, souring relations with washington and moscow. the white house is considering a range of responses following the russian alleged hacking and apparent meddling in the u.s. election and the claims that
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u.s. has not been truthful about the air strikes on aleppo. we have matthew chance live in moscow. >> reporter: good morning, john. it is not clear what u.s. is going to do. it has sanctions in place against the kremlin because of the action in ukraine a couple years ago. they have not changed policy. it is not clear what further sanctions would do. the issue of sanctions has come up as a way of responding to perceived russian aggression in syria and the actions of hacking not just to the democratic party in the united states, but the actual physical ballots. allegations that russia is trying to get voter information to try to influence the u.s. presidential election. that is something that the russians have categorically
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denied. the diplomatic track under way. john kerry, u.s. secretary of state, says there will be talks to try to bring to an end the syrian crisis to get humanitarian aid to the people and try to bring a peaceful solution to the action. that failed before and the americans broke off talks. they are going back to the negotiating table with other countries to try to reach a settleme settlement. >> it is interesting. john kerry and sergei lavrov seem to talk, but it is not going anywhere. it has been an active month for atlantic hurricanes. now nicole. i want to bring in meteorologist pedram javaheri for the latest on nicole. >> john and christine, hurricane nicole a category 4 hurricane
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approaching bermuda. landfall could be around a category 4 or strong category 3. it could weaken before it makes landfall. the likelihood is impressive. only four such storms have come ashore since 1950 on bermuda. two have come in in 1950 back-to-back. the diameter of the eye sitting at 35 miles across. the island of bermuda is 22 miles long and a mile in diameter. this storm could encompass the island. across the united states, the big chill across the midwest. temperatures rebound quickly from the 50s to 60s and 70s in chicago. cool air to new york city on friday and saturday when we come back to reality to 62 degrees. look at what is happening. major weathermaker in the works
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here. potential for significant wind damage. gusts up to 50 miles per hour around the coast up to 100 miles. thank you. new devastation in the wake of hurricane matthew. at least 20 people in the state of north carolina have been killed by the storm and floods there. the governor warning the flooding may not be over. 1,000 people are finding refuge in shelters. cnn's polo sandoval with the latest. >> reporter: it has been a week since hurricane matthew swept across the southeast. there are still 1,000 people still without a home. behind me are some of them. we have been invited to the high school gym in the city of rodolo, north carolina. 1,500 people sleeping in the shelters and sleeping on the cots. believe it or not, these people still consider themselves lucky since well over a dozen people
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confirmed dead in the state of north carolina. they have food and shelter and warm, dry place to stay. many residents, including in the shelters, say electricity is still badly needed and would go a long way since they are still left in the dark. i should tell you, many residents tell me they got caught off guard. they expected after the storm swept through the area at the start of the weekend, things would get back to normal. that is when the nearby river overflowed its banks and forced people here. now you see many people waiting to see when their lives would get back on track. it could be days or weeks or months. john and christine. >> thank you, polo. let's get a check on money stream. the app that personalizes your news. ugly day for the stocks. dow futures down 100 points. shares in asia dropping overnight. oil is down as well. the big concern.
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is the u.s. economy ready for a rate hike? a rate hike is happening this year. here is the sentence that is swirling. quote, some participants believe it would be appropriate to raise the target range for the funds rate soon. translation, get ready for a december rate hike. six days before the election with an 8% chance of an increase there. samsung wants to make it safe and easy for you to return your fire hazard phone. that is proving to be difficult. the company is offering fireproof return packaging and gloves for you to send back your phones. fed ex and u.p.s. says the phones are not allowed on their planes and tight restrictions when the trucks will carry them. some 2.5 million defective phones out there. owners should take it to the retail outlet.
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>> what are you supposed to do? bury it in your back yard? >> it is business news personal. stories and tweets that john berman wants all in one feed. download it all. "early start" continues right now. >> breaking news. explosive allegations against trump. women coming forward saying he touched them inappropriately. also breaking overnight. two police officers in boston rushed to the hospital. they were shot. one now in critical condition. breaking overnight in the middle east. u.s. navy striking back with missiles. good morning. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. it is thursday, october 13th. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. if you slept for a few minutes overnight, you missed one of the most eye popping stretches of the campaign.
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woman after woman coming forward claiming unwanted touching and kissing from donald trump. now the trump campaign categorically denies the claims. with sources in the campaign claiming that lawyers are drafting a lawsuit against the times. cnn's sunlen serfaty joins us with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. this is another big bombshell for donald trump. new allegations in "the new york times" from two women who come forward to say trump accosted them and touched them inappropriately. one from 2005. the other from more than 30 years ago. cnn has not been able to independently confirmed the women, but one of the women, jessica leads, goes on camera with "the times" of her account of what happened. >> it was over 35 years ago. i was hired by a news print company. i was a sales rep. i was traveling in the midwest.
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coming back to new york. it was on that flight that the stewardess asked me if i would like to move to first class. i didn't need to be asked twice. i sat down to a young man, tall, blond. he introduced himself as donald trump. i was not aware of the real estate world of trump. we just chatted back and forth. nothing in particular. it wasn't until they cleared the meal that somehow or another the armrest in the seat disappeared and it was a real shock when all of a sudden his hands were all over me. he started encroaching on my space. i hesitate to use this expression, but i'm going to, and that is he was like an octopus. it was like he had six arms. he was all over the

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