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will continue to grow. >> it's looking more and more like president-elect donald trump is leaning toward exxonmobil ceo rex tillerson as secretary of state. >> i have, obviously, concerns of reports of his relationship with vladimir putin, who is a thug and a murderer. >> why aren't we, as americans, upset about the fact that a foreign hostile actor, apparently, put its thumb on the scale in our election and why doesn't donald trump want to get to the bottom of that. >> i am outraged. i don't think any foreign entity, any individual, any entity -- >> why don't you say that and why didn't trump say that. >> i'm saying it, michael! i just said it! that will wake you up. >> it certainly will. >> glad to have you with us. it is sunday, i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. >> from dark horse to the lead horse, new details this morning on president-elect donald trump's search for secretary of state. senior transition source says
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that the exxonmobil ceo rex tillerson is the leading and likely pick to head the department of state. >> sources say trump and the oil company executive did meet yesterday, that tillerson left the meeting believing he will be the chosen one. we're told no official announcement on who trump has chosen with will happen up till middle of the coming week. but the president-elect praised tillerson during a new interview with fox news. >> let me ask you about rex tillerson. >> okay. >> head of exxonmobil. why does a business executive make sense as the chief diplomat? >> well in his case, he's much more than a business executive. i mean he's a world-class player. he's in charge of i guess the largest company in the world. he's in charge of an oil company that's pretty much double the size of his next nearest competitor. it's been a company that's been unbelievably managed. and to me, a great advantage is he knows many of the players. and he knows them well. he does massive deals in russia,
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he does massive deals for the company, not for himself, for the company. >> let's talk about this pick, potentially, of tillerson with cnn reporters tom and steven. good morning to you again. and tom, i want to start with what we're hearing from senator john mccain, who has expressed a bit of pushback against this potential pick. let's listen. >> i have, obviously, concerns of reports of his relationship with vladimir putin, who is a thug and a murderer, but that's the -- we will have hearings and that issue and other issues concerning him will be examined and then that's the time to make up your mind as to whether to vote yes or no. >> so what kind of questions would you ask rex tillerson that would make you feel comfortable about him in a role? >> his view of vladimir putin and his role in the world and, for example, the fact that boris nemtsov who is the leader of the opposition, was murdered on the
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orders, i believe, of vladimir putin and the shadow of the kremlin. >> rex tillerson has expressed some affinity for vladimir putin, has received back in 2013 the order of friendship from the russian government. tom, is this -- are we looking ahead to a cup ten shus -- contentious confirmation fight for tillerson at this point? >> it's clear. there is one of the, you know, senior republicans inside the senate there, you know, a man who is the 2008 nominee for the party, you know, saying in pretty clear terms that he's got some problems with the guy who looks like will be donald trump's secretary of state. i mean this isn't, you know, a venture, this is not a freshman lawmaker, this is a guy with a ton of standing and specifically in this policy area. so yeah, i think that does portend some problems going forward. you know, i think it kind of speaks to the broader issue of
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congress probably serving as a check on some of the -- i don't want to say some of the wilder picks, but some picks where trump might be a little less traditional going outside the bounds a little bit more. he's not going to have -- he's not going to have a good time with this one, i think. >> one of the picks, michael flynn, for national security adviser that doesn't require senate confirmation but there were questions if he were put up for another position if he would get through the confirmation hearings. >> right. >> let me come to you, give us an idea potentially of the coalition that needs to be put together if this is going to be stopped or to be challenged in the senate? because we see john mccain has some serious concerns. >> right. you would have to, for this not to go through, you would have to get some kind of alliance between the more hawkish republican senators, those who have expressed can concerns about vladimir putin, his intervention, not just alleged intervention in the election, but his policies towards ukraine and the annexation of crimea and
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his posture in europe. thinking about people like lindsey graham, marco rubio potentially as well as john mccain. democrats will oppose this nomination first of all because it's donald trump's nomination, they're looking for a way to, you know, take a shot at the new administration. already concerns are being expressed among environmentalists that this would be, in effect, an amount to a takeover of american foreign policy by big oil. i think there will be questions about supposed conflicts of interest. after all, mr. -- the new secretary of state will have represented exxonmobil for many years. he would have to divorce himself completely from the company and, you know, take on u.s. diplomacy. it's possible that, for instance, lifting sanctions against russia that were imposed over the annexation of crimea could benefit exxonmobil. there's real big questions here that are really going to come to the floor ahead of the confirmation process next year. >> let me come to you on the
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issue of climate change that steven just brought up, we know that donald trump over the years has been in many different places on climate change. saying he's not a big believer in a manmade influence and recently he said that, you know, he would stay with the paris pakts on climate xachange. here's what rex tillerson said on climate change not long ago. >> there's no question the climate is changing and we have never -- that's never been up for debate. i think the real question that's driving a lot of policy is, to what extent are human activities and industrial activities and our consumption of activity contributing to that change. >> you know, after we saw the potential nomination or the pending nomination of scott pruitt the head of the epa, how does a rex tillerson fit into what we're learning about a trump approach to the climate change and the environment. >> what's interesting about the answer he gave, that's kind of
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the code word used by the opposition, the code language used there, on this issue. right. if you're in the energy sector, in the traditional fossil fuel sector, that's kind of the way you talk about this issue as opposed to environmentalists, democrats, more liberal folks, would talk about this issue. it's kind of -- the language is a little softening, but it's still still fundamentally opposed to what the obama administration has done, which is place his through executive actions. i don't think there's any expectation that trump won't roll back those executive actions. he doesn't have to do this through congress. you know, he doesn't -- you know, i was covering this back in 2009, the climate change bill, you know, it's easy to forget that, you know, when obama came in, he almost had -- he had similar numbers of democrats and looked to be in a very similar position of power and, you know, democrats were talking about climate change like the third big get that they
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were going after. of course that died in 2010. so, you know, it's kind of fascinating to look at it now. i think what will happen is, executive action, rollback of the obama executive actions, and it looks to be the case right now. >> tom and steven, we'll continue to learn about rex tillerson as he appears to be the lead contender for secretary of state. thank you, both. cnn projects republican john kennedy has won a runoff race for a senate seat in louisiana. that helps the gop hold a strong majority in the senate of 52 seats down from 54. donald trump and mike pence both campaigned for kennedy in the runoff. that state was considered safely republican but the run justify was needed after -- runoff was needed after no candidate received the majority of the vote in november. the race started with a field of 17 candidates including former klan leader david duke. watch "state of the union" with jake tapper this morning.
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vice president joe biden on "state of the union with jake tapper" 9:00 eastern only on cnn in a couple hours. >> we've got more video coming in of this terror attack in istanbul. most of the people killed, police officers. we've got details on these twin bombings there that detonated less than a mile from one another. we're also following breaking news out of egypt. a bombing at that country's main christian cathedral. what we're learning about this deadly attack. it's the only cold & flu caplet that has a maximum strength formula with a unique warming sensation you instantly feel. theraflu. for a powerful comeback. new expressmax caplets.
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capital. we take you to friday where two roadside bombs, one in cairo, one north of the city, killed six police officers and wounded six others. and it is now a day of mourning in turkey following a devastating terror attack. we're talking about two bombings here. there's a live look at protest going on outside, actually a rally, to show those terrorists who are suspected, that turkey will not fall to them. they're matching outside the -- marching outside the first scene of the blast, the soccer arena. officials confirming to cnn that police officers were, indeed, the target. there you saw the bomb blast along that road that is heavily traveled. a car suddenly explodes on that street, this was just following the soccer match. now here's what we know at the moment. authorities tell cnn someone remotely set off that car bomb around 11:00 late last night
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after a huge soccer game at that popular arena, and then less than a minute later, a suicide bomber detonated a second smaller explosion at a nearby park. the two scenes are less than a mile from each other. at least 38 people were killed. 30 of them police officers. 155 people are still in the hospital this hour. 13 people, though, have been arrested. here's another look at the impact of the explosions. ♪ [ speaking foreign language ] >> notice here they didn't even -- the two people playing the guitar didn't realize there had been an explosion until the sound of the blast reached them. elsewhere journalists were scrambling for cover when one of the explosions was heard on live television. watch this. [ speaking foreign lang ]
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. >> we are hearing from president erdogan now who says we have 38 martyrs and 155 injuries. the most important topic is on how we will stand against terrorist attacks and i want the people to know that we will fight this until it ends. we will not let them discourage us and make us afraid of them. now ham mad l -- mohammad leela joining us from istanbul. you're in front of the rally going on but you felt the impact of the explosion? >> yeah. that's right, christi. good morning to you. we were about half a mile away from the explosions when they happened. immediately we could feel the ground shake beneath our feet and feel the walls shaking and the windows trembling and we knew that it was a very big explosion. let me explain what's going on behind me. there's a very loud demonstration happening. the crowd of people are actually gathered around the exact spot where the car bomb went off late last night here local time. that car bomb, of course, targeting and you can see it in
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the background the soccer stadium, the game had finished, the people on their way out into the streets and a heavy police presence here as well, and that heavy police presence made the police tragically, very visible and easy targets. of the 38 people killed, 30 were police officers and we know there are 155 people still injured right now, many of them in critical condition. i should say we've seen all that dramatic footage. there is now other footage showing the other location of the suicide bomber and it appears as though this was an act of heroism by some of the police officers. they surrounded this person, they held him and that's when that person exploded his suicide vest. had they not done that this could have been much worse and many more people killed. >> oh, my goodness. we know nobody has claimed responsibility as of yet. as we said 13 people have been arrested. what do we know about the people in custody right now? >> well, the turkish government isn't confirming this but they're saying all the signs point towards this being
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another act of terrorism by the pkk, the kurdistan party, they've been waging against a separatist, violent separatist movement, for nearly three decades now. we know that 13 people have been arrested and we don't know what the specific charges are. we also don't have a claim of responsibility. and that's very important because turkey has a lot of enemies. there's isis, the people they plame on the failed coup six months ago and the pkk. none of those groups have come out and said they take responsibility for this attack. so that's something that we're monitoring and we may get some clarity on that over the next coming hours. >> all right. mohammad leela, we can hear the chants hine you, thank you for bringing us the latest on istanbul. take good care. let's go to syria now. u.s. drone strikes took out an isis leader linked to the "charlie hebdo" attacks in paris. a pentagon spokesman says boubaker al hakim was killed in raqqah, november 26th, saying his removal hinders isis'
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abilities. al hakim was a mentor to the brothers who carried out the january 2015 attacks in paris. remember 17 people were killed. in syria isis is reportedly on the run in palmyra after making gains there in recent days. an activist group says isis had taken control of neighborhoods known for some of the pressured ruins but overnight -- treasured ruins, but heavy air strikes and battles forced isis to withdraw from palmyra. hours after the deadly church collapse a state governor nigeria is ordering the immediate arrest of the contractor handling that building project. look at this. at least 23 people we know now were killed when the building's roof, it was still under construction, collapsed during services. this happened in uyo, about 400 miles south of the capital. search crews, they're digging with their hands through the rubble, through the dirt looking for survivors. representatives of that church say it was packed with
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worshipers when this caved in. the governor again, who was inside the church when the roof came down, is as i said calling for the builder's arrest. it is a really emotional case in south carolina. the church shoe gts case with dylann roof trial resuming tomorrow morning. we're talking to some legal analysts on the other side of this break. stay close. what makes this simple salad the best simple salad ever?
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it was an emotional first week. jurors heard roof's two-hour confession, shown graphic crime scene photos from inside the church. the testimony is continuing this week. the prosecution says they may rest their case as early as wednesday, though. let's talk to criminal defense and constitutional attorney paige pate about this. as we look ahead to what happened, we know that dylann roof is representing himself. what is the chance he will take the stand. >> i think there's a good chance of that. it's clear from the beginning of the crime that dylann roof had a message he wanted to send. we saw the manifesto he wrote, his reason for going in there, his beliefs dealing with white supremacy and he echoed those in his taped confession. for him to have that kind of audience in open court to get his views exposed, i anticipate we're going to see him testify. >> this is a death penalty case. do you think he should die based on what we know thus far? >> there's no question about guilt or innocence. he confessed almost as soon as they arrested him.
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this trial was never about guilt or innocence. the lawyers there to represent limb, to stand by him, have already told the jury you're probably not going to hear evidence from us, no witnesses. there's not a question of whether or not he did it. what is the right penalty for something like this? the state is also seeking the death penalty. the federal government doesn't usually do it unless it's a terrorism type case and many people can equate this case to terrorism because he had an agenda and killed people. personally i'm not an opponent of the death penalty in every case, but this guy, obviously, has mental illness problems. the judge -- >> he was found capable of -- >> no question. >> of standing trial. competency is different for mental illness. competency requires only you have general idea of what's going on that you can help your lawyers. it doesn't mean you understand the consequences of your action. i think it's clear this guy was operating under some type of delusion. the way he calmly describes what he did and admitted what he did,
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i think shows not everything is working right in -- >> and the lack of remorse. >> complete lack of remorse. >> are you saying when we look at this, because they're essentially trying to keep him off death row. they're trying to save his life, not trying to determine whether he's guilty, why does it even go to trial? was there another way to do this? >> absolutely. if the federal government and the state because they're pursuing a case against him, had agreed he could simply serve his sentence in prison for the rest of his life and they took death penalty off the table, there would have been no trial. but the federal government refused to do that. they said we're going to try him, going to seek the death penalty because this is one of those kinds of cases where we feel it's the appropriate thing to do. >> so we have this jury of ten women, two men, nine of them white, three of them are african-american. do people often have a hard time sentencing someone to death? because the jury will make that determination. >> absolutely. yeah. >> they do? >> i think so. i hope so. i mean it's the ultimate sentence. and the gill or innocence phase is separate.
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once they get past that they will consider whether or not death is the right sentence in this case and in the sentencing proceeding, you're going to hear more about dylann roof, his family, his upbringing. some of the ideas he became exposed to over the internet. the jury will have to determine is this somebody completely without remorse, no possibility of rehabilitation and somebody who is dangerous, even if we keep him in prison. that's an argument usually the prosecutors will make. we know he did this, what is he going to do the next time. is it possible he could injure a guard or another inmate. they will consider all of that in determining the sentence. >> page pate, we appreciate your insight on this. >> thank you very much. >> victor? >> let's take a look at a couple of the president-elect's cabinet choices. one you have a man who is suing the epa now nominated to lead the agency. another man the pending labor secretary who has spoken to the virtues of employing robots over humans. a provocative piece on cnn.com about how donald trump may be
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31 minutes past the hour. good to see you. new details this morning on president-elect donald trump's search for secretary of state. a senior transition source tells cnn exxonmobil ceo rex tillerson is the leading and likely pick to head trump's state department. sources say trump and the oil company executive did meet yesterday, that tillerson left the meeting believing he would be the chosen one. we're told no official announcement on who trump has decided on will happen until probably middle of this week. but the president-elect did
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praise tillerson during a new interview with fox news. take a look. >> let me ask you about rex tillerson, head of exxonmobil. why does a business executive make sense as the chief diplomat? >> in this case he's more than a business executive. he's a world-class player. he's in charge of i guess the largest company in the world, he's in charge of an oil company that's pretty much double the size of his next nearest competitor. it's been a company that's been unbelievably managed. and to me, a great advantage is, he knows many of the players and he knows them well. he does massive deals in russia. he does massive deals for the company, not for himself, for the company. >> now in the meantime cnn projects republican john kennedy has won a a runoff race for a senate seat in louisiana. that pads the gop majority in the senate with 52 seats. victor? all right. let's stay with the presidential transition where some believe
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that donald trump may be taking a page out of the ronald reagan playbook. the president-elect is on track to have one of the most conservative cabinets in some time. many of his top appointees have records of wanting to roll back regulations and with republican majorities in congress they appear to be poised for a swift confirmations. here with brian, republican strategist and former assistant chief of staff for communications in georgia, and darren johnson south regional director for president obama's 2012 campaign. you were on skype a couple moments ago. thank you for coming in for us. i want to start with this opinion piece by meg jacobs on cnn.com. the headline here is, trump is appointing people who will hate the agencies they will lead. jacobs writing that. i suggest you read it. for a reminder on the reagan playbook let's go back to reagan's first inaugural address and then we'll talk. >> in this present crisis,
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government is not the solution to our problem. government is the problem. it is time to check and reverse the growth of government which shows signs of having grown beyond the consent of the governed. >> what do you make of jacobs' theory that trump, like reagan, is appointing people who will undermine or deconstruct these departments fundamentally? >> that certainly seems to be the case with ben carson the at housing and urban development where he has spoken out regularly about the programs and how counter productive they are. possibly true with the epa where the karls junior ceo is or the labor secretary with the carl's junior guy is going. so republicans, conservatives, are tired of seeing what republicans going into these positions and going native as they say, becoming part of that bureaucratic system. we want somebody to come in there and throw the cards up in the air and see where they land. trump has promised to be a disrupter and that is exactly
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what these appointments suggest he's going to do. and there's a lot of change that needs to happen. a lot of downsizing that needs to happen at these agency and he promised throughout the campaign to roll back regulations, so i think you're going to see some of that and these are the guys who have the guts to do it. >> you're talking about the reform. what jacobs is saying is dismantling undermining the department in the department. what's your view? >> never in history have you seen so many people being appointed to positions they have actively opposed and made a career out of it. what's very interesting to me is that donald trump ran on this "wayent to drain the swamp" and basically disable the financial elites and what we's doing is he's bringing in donors and millionaire and billionaire friends that don't have policy experience, victor. it's to the point he has to make the transition from running a disruptive campaign to getting people in the federal agencies that have policy experience to make sure those agencies work for the american people. that is the big problem with a
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lot of these picks he's made. >> let's look at a few of the picks. tom price, chosen to head health and human services, who said on the record that department is getting in the way of providing good care from doctors to their patients. scott pruitt, many would call a climate change denier is going to lead the epa. betsy devos talked about moving to charter schools. and then andrew puzder who spoke about the virtue of employing robots instead of humans. let me come back to you. there are some who say that this is going to happen any time you move from one party to another, that the party leaving power is going to say that these guys, who are coming in, are dismantling the department. is this not just a theoretical change that's happening? it's not that they're going to dismantle it, you just don't like the kachanges. >> yes. republicans said the same thing when president obama was elected
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and president clinton. here's the difference, victor, they made attempts to reach across party lines to bring in someone from the opposite party. >> is it a token republican or really making changes? >> what donald trump is really doing, he's yet to really reach across the aisle and put a very prominent democrat or someone who actually can appeal to the progressive wing of our party, but where donald trump is really doing, had he's appointing people against the mainstream republican party. if you go -- go position by position, these are all people who are anti-establishment and many of whom are part of the swamp he promised to drain. that's the big difference with these. >> i see you smiling here. >> that's because the entire premise is that the purpose of these government agencies is to carry out a liberal mindset and a liberal world view, that you've got to be for changing the climate, you've got to be for section 8 housing, you've got to be for medicaid expansion. what trump's appointees are doing are reflecting the views
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of republican voters throughout the country whose views have been blocked out by the obama administration. there are no conservatives passing -- heading up agencies in the obama administration. this is a changing of the guard. the idea is that conservatives are going to bring their world view to these agencies. there's nothing wrong with that. >> the attack that donald trump is getting right now is from conservatives in the republican part party. when you have john mccain saying he has strong concerns about the secretary of state nominee these are attacks he's receiving from his own party now that's the one thing to watch. >> that's one nominee and one voice thus far, but again, he's moved to the front of the pack a -- >> many will come later. >> good to have you. >> thanks, victor. >> christi. >> always a good conversation. six months after the pulse night club shooting, remember 49 people died there, but there were 101 people rescued from inside that club. well, we are learning this morning more about what it was like to save them from the
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i don't know if you realize it's been six months since the deadliest shooting in u.s. history. >> the massacre inside orlando's pulse night club left 49 people dead, 53 wounded. now for the first time we're hearing more about what happened inside the club, outside the club that night as well, from s.w.a.t. officers who responded to the call. here's cnn's deborah feyerick. >> police. pulse in orlando. a shooting. everybody is bleeding everywhere.
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>> where was the concentration of people who didn't make it? >> the main dance floor was the greatest concentration of dead bodies. he did most of his killing within the first two months. you know, the video and the audio that i've heard, you know, multiple gunshots, multiple magazine changes, all within the first minute or two. >> do you have any sense of how many rounds he fired? >> hundreds of rounds. i don't know the exact count. >> reporter: the first orlando police officers arrived on scene while the gunman was still shooting. sergeant ira morris and his team entering through the open patio and on to the dance floor. >> we were stating things like, if anyone can hear us just raise your hand. some of the folks that were, of course, they were obviously deceased but they were still trying to hold on to each other to protect each other. >> reporter: on the opposite side near the main door officers james highland was preparing to main entry with a second team.
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>> once i was up to the south doors, a female came out and she just dropped to the ground. so while there's gunfire still going on, i tapped one of the officers in front of me and said hey, give me some cover. i with went and grabbed the female. >> reporter: shattering a picture window, highland and swath s.w.a.t. officer ben moved to the back of the club. >> we got five or six other officers with us and we made entry into the club where the gunfire was coming from. you know, we had an idea that the gunman was in the bathroom. we just didn't know where at the time. we held our positions. >> is it fair to say that you had your firearm up and ready? >> absolutely. >> the hole timwhole time. >> the whole time. >> the shooter briefly appears. police fire but miss. the gunman is barricaded with hostages. >> the shooter was sort of in the bathroom and they were
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holding cover on him which allowed me and a bunch of officers go in and start extracting the wounded out there. >> reporter: ambulances were blocks away outside the safety perimeter. >> i remember shouting use my truck, get them out of here and another officer came and jumped in the driver's seat of my truck so people that were pulling out they would take them from behind the cars that i pulled them and load them on the back of the truck and take them down to the hospital down the street. >> reporter: 15 trips in all, as frantic phone calls come steadily from inside the night club. >> he's loading up. he's loading up. hurry up. >> advising he's reloading into the bathroom. >> reporter: 30 minutes after the attack the self-how proclaimed isis gunman exchanges calls with police. >> there's some vehicles outside that have bombs, to let you know. people are going to get it and i'm going to ignite it if they try to do anything stupid. >> reporter: a new threat as a bomb dog identifies the scent of explosives in the gunman's car. dozens of police and deputies
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worked quickly to rescue survivors hiding throughout the club. some two dozen hostages remain trapped in the south bathroom and in the north the gunman is pointing his assault rifle towards the door, ready for police. it is more than two hours into the standoff. >> why isn't anyone coming to get us in the bathroom? there's two people in here that are about to die. there's four already dead. somebody needs to come in here now. >> if our officers who were feet away had heard him start shooting, they, obviously, would have went right through that bathroom door and engaged him. >> a text comes through at about 4:30 saying he's going to put suicide vests on us and blow the club up. that must have accelerated things significantly? >> it did. negotiations had stopped. >> it was relayed to us while we were in there he had explosions and he was going to blow the club up if we didn't back out. no one backed out. >> my s.w.a.t. team commander
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tells me what the plan is. i say get ready for an explosion breach. he comes back and says, they're ready. >> it went off, hit the lights and the dust settled and the wall was still there. >> reporter: s.w.a.t. officer robert aims his armored vehicle with a battering ram at the rear wall. >> i change it to four wheel drive just in case and drove at the hole that was posed to be breached. >> reporter: but it was the hallway, the hostages are feet away. so he rams a second hole. >> i remember backing out and just seeing hands. just immediately. from a couple of the guys on the ground, grabbed the handheld ram, and they started to make the holes bigger. once it got big enough people started coming out. >> the officers did start hearing shots coming from the north bathroom and we learned later from the survivors that that was the shooter shooting out at the officers so that's
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when our officers, again, thinking through diversionary devices flash bangs made loud nice and bright light and somewhere during that time period is when the shooter came out of the big hole that was made in the hallway and immediately began firing at our officers. several other officers also returned fire, killing him right there. >> reporter: the standoff is over three hours and 15 minutes after it began. 49 people are dead, 53 injured, with 101 people rescued from inside the club by dozens of police and sheriff's deputies. >> why not launch that rescue operation sooner? >> going into that doorway within the first few minutes, basically would have been a suicide mission for the officers. like i said more importantly, i believe many hostages would have lost their lives at that moment eater from the gunman or friendly fire from our officers
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if we had gone in right away through that bathroom. >> reporter: the survivors were interviewed that day and only then did the chief learn the gunman had been waiting to ambush his s.w.a.t. team. >> i'm proud of the way the orlando police department responded. >> reporter: deborah feyerick, cnn, orlando, florida. this is humira. this is humira helping to relieve my pain and protect my joints from further damage. this is humira helping me go further. humira works for many adults. it targets and helps to block a specific source of inflammation that contributes to ra symptoms. humira has been clinically studied for over 18 years. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections and cancers, including lymphoma, have happened, as have blood, liver and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure. before treatment, get tested for tb. tell your doctor if you've been to areas where certain fungal infections are common,
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the army black knights snapped a 14-game losing streak against their bitter rivals,
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navy. >> and guess who almost got pummelled, coy wire. he was very close. >> i made it out, but if i had gone out, it would have been a great way to go. i got to tell you. good morning, victor and christie. tradition, pageantry, respect for one another make the army-navy rivalry the greatest in all of college football. i've played in big bowl games, nfl playoff games, but none of them matched the magic that is the army-navy game, and yesterday's game was a classic. president-elect donald trump was there. midshipmen cadets cheered loudly for their commander in chief to be. army's losing streak was the longest ever in this series, so they were hungry. this was the moment army quarterback ahmad bradshaw into the end zone and into army football lore for the go ahead score and eventual game winner. the black knights victorious at long last winning 21-17. i got to tell you, when that
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clock struck zero, they basked in the glory of breaking an historic 14-year losing streak. it was called the most orderly field storming in history, and i have to tell you, they may have been orderly in the fashion they got on to the field, but once on the field it turned into a mosh pit. army football players were the rock stars. i thought for sure i was going down to the turf. cameraman james was getting banged, producer was getting jostled. fortunately for us, i got pushed right on into the victorious black knights head football coach just moments after that clock struck zero. >> how's this feel? >> unbelievable. look at this. what a feeling. i'm so proud of our guys. i'm so proud for this corps of cadets, the united states army. every soldier serving, everybody laying in a fox hole chasing a bad guy right now, this one's for them. >> what do you have to say to
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all the servicemen who watched this victory tonight? >> go army, beat navy! >> what a wonderful moment. there was another great moment yesterday, the heisman ceremony and congrats to louisville's lamar jackson who became the youngest to win at 19 years old. congrats to jackson, but special congrats to army. guys? >> i'm so glad you got that experience, coy, that's pretty awesome. thank you so much. hundreds of flight delays this morning due to a major winter storm. we have allison chinchard watching that this morning. >> it's literally flurrying in baltimore and he's hatless right now. as a mother, i'm embarrassed for him. >> spoken like a mom. >> exactly. yes, we do have very heavy snow coming down and we already know about the delays in chicago, but we're starting to see cancellations for cities like
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cleveland and new york city. it would not surprise me if we get other cities like pittsburgh, detroit, or erie airport to start getting delays and cancellations as some of these really heavy bands start to creep into some of those areas. we have winter storm watches, warnings, and advisories out for areas and for good reason. here's a look at the forecast. this is for today, through tomorrow. what we can expect for delays. so new york, chicago, even denver and salt lake where we have potential for snow could also be experiencing some delays. >> good to know. allison, thank you so much. we appreciate it. have a great weekend when yours starts. hey, thank you so much for spending time with us. we hope you make great memories today. >> "inside politics" with john king starts after a quick break. david. what's going on? oh hey! ♪ that's it? yeah. ♪ everybody two seconds! ♪ "dear sebastian, after careful consideration of your application, it is
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