is 6 billion this year alone. >> can elon musk fix the broken power grid. he is suggesting solar as the long-term solution. tesla team has done this for many smaller islands so it can be done for puerto rico, he tweeted. the decision is up to puerto rican officials. they say the island could be a flag ship project. the company has built solar grids for islands before on much smaller scale. >> his latest tweet says it all. i believe i can fly. >> that's it tore in morning. i'm dave briggs. have a great weekend. le "new day" right now. someone by the same name as the shooter rented a hotel room kwrefr looking grant park in august. authorities are analyzing a note the shooter left in the hotel room. every day it becomes more confusing.
>> that moment in time is frozen. >> this is a really great guy. a lot of people are never going to get to know. >> we don't know what this represents. >> could be something. could be nothing. >> when he should be calming the storm, he's predicting one. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alyson camerota. >> welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. this is your "new day". it is is friday, october 6th, 6:00 here in new york. it has been a long week. alyson is taking the day, and i am lucky enough to have the formidable poppy harlow. >> i think you get that description, new friend. >> you can take me any day of the week. good to have you here. >> thank you so much. authorities are analyzing the murderer's computers and a
note left in his hotel suite that was reportedly a series of numbers. so far no major clues about motivation. we have learned that the killer may have been casing other locations before sunday's massacre. >> we have also learned that the killer tried but failed to buy tracer ammunition at a gun show in the last few weeks. that would have allowed him to see what he was shooting more accurately. meantime, thousands of people turned out for a candlelight vigil honoring the fallen las vegas off-duty police officer. we know the identities of all 58 killed in the sense attack. let's begin with jean casarez. >> reporter: you're so right. law enforcement continues to not say anything about motive. a law enforcement source said it is is not believed his gambling hab habits had anything to do with the shooting.
we do warn you this video may be disturbing. >> who is the gun with gunshots? >> he is. >> he has a shell casing in his arm. >> reporter: civilians racing to save the wounded in this heart-wrenching video minutes after the attack. >> get in the truck. get in the truck. >> get behind the [ bleep ] wall. >> reporter: raymon page risking his own life to get the injured medical help, loading them into his truck, and driving them to safety. >> i have five wounded. >> gunshot wound to the chest here. >> somebody help, please. please. >> reporter: the killer recently attempted to buy tracer ammunition at a gun show in the
phoenix area but was not successful the ammo which is legal and looks like this, would have allowed hip to be more accurate while shooting in the dark. five days after the massacre, investigators finding few clues to understand why he did this. "new york times" reporting that police did find this note in his hotel room that contained numbers still being analyzed. authorities are also looking into whether the killer was casing other large events. in august, a person with the killer's name reserved a room at chicago's blackstone hotel during the lalapalooza music festival, but the person never checked in. this after police confirmed that days before the massacre the killer rented a room at this downtown las vegas condo complex overlooking another much larger music festival. and we're learning just how far
the killer's gunshots traveled. vegas international airport confirming that two rounds struck this 43,000 barrel jet fuel tank, which is roughly 1,100 feet from the concert site. and even farther from the killer's location on the 32nd floor of the mandalay bay resort. thousands gathering to honor off-duty police officer charleston hartfield, an 11-year veteran of the las vegas metropolitan police department. the nation mourns the 58 victims. law enforcement also not saying anything about forensic examination of his electronics devices, cell phones, computers, the hotel room, his homes and vehicles. poppy, with him gone, that may
be the only thing that tells us his state of mind. >> let's bring in our panel. james gagliano and phillip mud. so, phil, the con founding nature of not knowing, do you think that's about what hasn't been released and that they have all of his digital fingerprints, they may know more and it is not as confounding as it is from the outside and according to the sheriff? >> reporter: we are seeing maybe 5% of the story. i don't think that's an exaggeration. you look at what jean was saying and the special agent in charge the other. the sheriff spoke. the fbi didn't speak. the fbi is responsible for all the forensics. i want to see your laptop, your phone. i want to see google searches. when did he start searching how potentially to use the explosive material he had. he will overlay that over weapons purchases. we see he made reservations at hotels, looked at different venues. the guys on the inside have all
of this. they have theories already. they just haven't come to closure. we're thinking it's weird we don't have a motive. they have an idea already. >> reports that there was some sort of note in his room. that's what the sheriff said to the "new york times". we don't know what kind of numbers, how many. this is not a suicide note, this is not a manifesto. >> i guarantee the fbi is going through it right now. the more we seem to be learning, it seems the less we know. i agree with phil that the fbi's position on this and we heard special agent roush speak the other day. it was very caged and he was very careful, articulate in how he explained things, did not give too much out. the key is the girlfriend. she had an intimate relationship with him. more information is now coming out about his erratic behavior. you have someone on two opposite
ends of the same continuum. a man of methodology, a man with considerable military experience in the sense of -- nothing by being in the military but trying to purchase tracer rounds, the way he set everything up. >> i don't want to falsely accuse anybody of course. but how do you know nothing about what is in this man's head if you live with him, unless he has a double life theory. but there is no proof of a double life coming out. is someone who is not a complete socio path capable of hiding that from the people near oregon does she have willful blindness? >> she knows something. but saying that you are saying she is complacent.
you look at the attack on the strip, someone who is a tkpwapl billioner. one of the conclusions you might draw is he had money issues with the casinos, thought they ripped him off. look at the timeline of his financial records. talk to her. talk to us about your finances. we didn't have any problem with finances. there wasn't an issue. we always had 100 k in the bank. it starts maybe to take something off the table. not necessarily she knew she was in his head, she can offer clues in the negativity. >> he sent her away. >> for weeks. and then wired her 100 grand. she did, james, say she is thought he was breaking up with her, send her away, send her 100 grand. but this is a guy that bought 33 guns in the last year. you're living with someone. i know what it's like to live with someone.
you know what's going on. what else are they going to be prodding her for? they will probably have her talk a polygraph, right? >> i think that's the next step. she came back on her own volition. we didn't have to send agents overseas. they didn't have to find something to charge her with. >> they have to hope -- just let people know, they are banking on her being cooperative. if they put on a move on her and they don't have any substance behind it, then they lose their only lead. they have to play nice until they have something. >> they can't compel her to take pole paragraph. it is is useless in court. >> and it is is voluntary for her to take it now. >> what it does is takes look at the physiological changes in your body when you have a conscien conscience.
socioing pa sociopaths can beat them because they don't. >> have you ever been on one of those? >> i can't tell you how many times. there is one aspect. people say why don't you just lie? some people will go in and get some nervous they start speaking even if the polygraph isn't picking something out. my career was at the cia. you're worried about new employees who are child abusers, shoplifters. you put somebody on a polygraph and they get nervous. they're going to figure it out. i'm going to front that i shoplifted two months ago. it is the psychological effect that this could be significant. meantime, president trump raising more than just a few eyebrows with an en crypted and baffling photo-op last night. he talked about "the calm before
the storm." and he kept saying it. when a journalist asked what he meant, he refused to clarify it. this comes as the president plans to decertify the iran nuclear deal next week. a lot to get to. joe johns at the white house. good morning >> reporter: good morning. these are ambiguous sounding remarks, impromptu, certainly confusing. the president said this in the cabinet room before a dinner with top u.s. military leaders. and without clarifying, he left the world speck lawsuiting what meant. president trump raising eyebrows with these cryptic words. >> you know what this represents? (inaudible). maybe it's the calm before the storm. >> reporter: when pressed by reporters, the president refused to clarify.
>> what storm, mr. president? >> you will find out. >> reporter: and declining to elaborate on what storm the president was referring to the administration is currently confronting a range of foreign policy matters including iran, north korea, isis, and nger where three u.s. green berets were killed this week. two seniors say they are planning to decertify the iran nuclear deal next week. >> they have not lived up to the spirit of their agreement. >> reporter: going against the advice of his top national security advisers, including secretary of state rex tillerson and defense secretary james mattis. >> do you believe it's in our national security interest to remain in the jpcoa? >> yes, senator, i do. >> reporter: the matter would be
kicked to congress which would have 60 days to determine a path forward. early thursday the president admonishing his generals about the time it takes the pentagon to provide him with military options with this stunning rebuke. >> moving forward, i also expect you to provide me with a broad range of military options when needed at a much faster pace. i know government bureaucracy is slow, but i'm depending on you to overcome the obstacles of bureaucracy. >> reporter: on top of the president's cryptic comments last night, the president tweeted, weighing in on the hotly contested virginia governor's race that is now entering the final stretch. the president bashing the democrat, supporting the republican, and using immigration as the issue. it reads ralph northis fighting for the ms-13 killer gangs and
sanctuary cities. vote ed gillespie. >> joe, appreciate it. thank you very much. breaking news. hurricane watches issued for parts of the gulf coast. yes, it is happening again. tropical storm nate is churning toward the region. it has already taken 20 lives in central america. how does it strengthen, where does it go? cnn meteorologist chad myers has the latest models? >> reporter: center over new orleans, biloxi, grand isle, louisiana. this weather brought to you by humana. start with healthy. here's storm right now down around nicaragua, honduras. that seems like a far distance. in fact, this storm is really moving quickly. by the time tomorrow night rolls around, this is on shore very close to the southern border of louisiana, maybe as far east as biloxi, as far west as grand isle as a hurricane. that's why hurricane watches are
already posted. from there it moves fast. this is not a harvey. this is not going to sit there and rain. it is moving quickly, 30 or 40 miles per hour, poppy. >> chad myers, you're going to be on it all weekend. we'll keep everyone posted. thank you very much. what prompted president trump's baffling and unexplained warning about a calm before the storm? is he preparing to take military action? if so, what is the target? we'll discuss next. discover card.
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you guys know what this represents? (inaudible). it's the calm before the storm. >> what storm, mr. president? >> we have the world's greatest military people in this room, i will tell you you. thank you all for coming. >> what storm, mr. president? >> you'll find out. >> whispers to the warriors, you cannot weather the storm. he answers back i am the storm. barbara starr, lieutenant general mart hurtling. barbara starr, the storm, what does that mean to the pentagon? this was supposed to be a cordial meeting. >> reporter: well, the answer is we don't know. the question is did any of the commanders in the room know? donald trump is speaking to the tv cameras. but those commanders, it is is
very important i think to understand who they are. these are guys who are the storm. but you're never going to hear them talk about it. these are some of the most calm, understated, u.s. military commanders you are ever going to find. general votel, overseas the wars in iraq, afghanistan, and syria. that's a guy who made two parachute jumps into combat under fire. you'll never hear him talk about it. general tony thomas, overseeing delta force, s.e.a.l. team 6. never going to hear him talk about it. general milly, is skap relly, two general who have been commanding troops in combat in afghanistan. i've been with him in afghanistan. my eyeballs were rotating. these are the two of the calmest guys you will ever find. i think the question is what do they think about what the president had to say. >> yeah. general hurtling, you have been
in the room briefing four star generals as they go into a meeting like this. and the president treated it like reality television. >> this is the combat and commanders conference. they are all commanding forces in an area that are prepared for war for contingency operations. they are calm guys. they come once a year to washington to discuss can anything from personnel, budget, contingency, forced deployments. it is a couple day meeting. in the middle, they have dinner with the president. for him to say something like this, i think, again, it is part of his reality show aura that, hey, i'm just going to throw something at the press. remember, the press wasn't supposed to be taking pictures at this meeting. they were told a couple of minutes beforehand.
so he just threw this out there. i wouldn't put a whole lot of stock of a calm before the storm or anything more unusual is going to be happening that hasn't happened already in the next few days because of that statement. >> let's keep the eye on the ball, barbara. you had general mattis saying he didn't think the iran deal should be backed away from. and then right after that the president seems to undermine him saying i wanted plans faster. and he seemed to blame his entire military leadership for not giving him enough options. how did that reverberate through the leadership and the pentagon? >> the president made a very odd comment in public in front of tv cameras that he wanted to see military options faster than he's getting them. and of course -- >> we can play it, barbara. >> sure. yeah. let's do that. >> moving forward, i also expect you to provide me with a broad range of military options when
needed at a much faster pace. i know that government bureaucracy is slow, but i am depending on you to overcome the obstacles of bureaucracy. >> good point, poppy. >> he's reading it. so it's not off the cuff. so who wrote it? >> well, i don't know. but i've got to tell you -- >> come on, barbara. >> but, you know, if the president -- a clean sheet of paper here. he has just -- there's just no way around it. he has just basically trashed his entire military command staff. one, this is a guy who says he has the best commanders out there, the best generals out there. okay. he's just criticized every one of them in public, starting with general joe dunford, his senior military adviser. i'm not getting things fast enough for you. he's saying that in public. okay. but my question is this, you
have told the world that you have the best generals but you have just told the enemy where the vulnerability is that you don't get options fast enough. when enemies listen to that, they know you're not getting options fast enough. what have you just risked? that's my question. >> legit question, i think. what do you think? is he hand wringing or is this something presidents don't say? >> it is is not said in public. i will tell you, chris, i was involved as a brand-new one star when president bush told all of his generals the same thing in a closed door meeting. you talk to chairmans of the joint chiefs, every president will say they want more options. sometimes the civilian arm of our government does not understand the requirements for contingency planning and what goes into the complexities of getting forces on the ground, getting them resupplied, and having the demands that you have on a worldwide basis.
so, yeah, this is something that a president normally says. it's not normally said in front of a cam rafplt and it has nothing to do with government bureaucra bureaucracy. it is readiment of the force, contingency plans within theaters. i had multiple contingency plans i had to execute. they were all very hard. you can't do a whole lot with them once you've got them on the books except to adjust to the situation. >> all right. thank you very much, guys. appreciate the perspective on this. another big story. special counsel bob mueller's team met with the former british spy behind the kopbt vercontrov dossier behind russian collusion. we have the details next. febreze car vent clip cleans away odors for up to 30 days. because the things you love can stink.
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i'm sure going to... i'm bringing forward a treatment for alzheimer's disease, yes, in my lifetime, i will make sure. all right. we have a cnn exclusive. special counsel robert mueller's team did meet with a british spy about russian collusion. shimon joins us live from washington. what's the latest? >> reporter: that's right. the investigator from bob mueller's office met with chris officer steele, former mi 6 officer who put together what
many now call the dossier which contains a series of memos detailing russian efforts to aid donald trump's presidential campaign. steele was hired by a washington firm first paid by anti-trump republicans, and eventually the democrats also hired him. the special counsel is now working to determine whether any of the series of contacts between the trump campaign, associates of suspected russian operatives broke u.s. law. now, chris, we don't know what information steele provided to mueller's team. we know previously the fbi has worked with steele and has used some of this information from the sources that he spoke to in putting this dossier together. and they are now, mueller's team, is working to verify some of that information. >> it was surprising that he came in and spoke. obviously, he didn't have to. there have been a lot of questions about what you were just saying right there. how legitimate the info in the dossier is. what are you hearing about how it is viewed in the intel
community? >> many in the intelligence community certainly view it as a credible -- it was classified on -- that dossier was classified in the high levels of the fbi. when the intelligence community was putting together this report on russian meddling, even in the classified version they refused, they did not want to put any details of the steele dossier in that report, in that classified report because they were concerned they might have to reveal some of the sources and methods that the u.s. government, that the intelligence community used to verify that dossier. >> shimon, great reporting, breaking the story as always. thank you so much. we will talk about this and the president saying -- officials say he will decertify the iran deal. a lot to get to with david sanger. what's your take on the fact that mueller did is sit down with his team with the author of
the dossier, with christopher steele? >> well, poppy, the problem with the dossier is it has a lot of charges and it doesn't tell you very much about its sources. i had the dossier with many of my colleagues at the "new york times" a year ago, i guess september of last year. and we pursued a number of the individual charges, some of which were pretty salacious, as you recall, some of which were not. we had a very hard time coming up with any independent verification of some of the biggest charges, some of the smaller ones we could. part of the difficulty was that mr. steele was himself not in russia. he was rely kwrapbt on a network of people who he had known in his previous time or who were secondary sources whose identities he may not have fully
known. so it was hard to go back and say that this fact could have been verified by this or that source. >> i mean, there are some things in there the intel community could use, other things dismissed, and others in the middle. let's talk about iran. maybe the best way to do this is engage the die electric particular on this. from the outside, trump had always been signaling he wanted to do this. bad deal. worst deal he has ever seen. they're running all around the middle east and beyond doing the wrong thing. i'm going to decertify. it was a bad deal. i win. we'll figure it out going forward. what's the problem with that strategy? >> well, a few problems, chris. first, if you're just within the four corners of the deal itself which simply deals with their production of nuclear material and basically suspends their ability for 15 years in the
signings, about a year and a half ago, to produce that material in any large sum, they have fundamentally been in compliance. there have been minor issues on the side, international atomic energy agency said as soon as they brought it up with the iranians they got it corrected. so the president's problem is that on the facts he can't simply say they're in noncompliance. so instead they moved to a different approach, saying iran is not complying with the spirit of the deal. the effort is to try to move to a better, more productive, more peaceful relationship in which countries are respectful of their neighbors and so forth. that's not the consumed of language that's usually considered enforceable. he is basically leaning on that. and then by defying, he is going
to congress saying it's up to you whether to reimpose sanctions. we don't think congress is likely to do that. >> he can decertify and punch it back to congress. congress can keep the framework. he can change legislation so he doesn't have to put his name on it which is hard for him. david, what about our allies? the state department said it has been followed. brita britain, france, germany say so. isn't it giving a lot to pull out and split the alliance if you have europe on the other side of the u.s. on this thing? >> poppy, you're absolutely right. four 10 years, many american analysts have said who iran is trying to do in the course of its nuclear program was split the united states from france, germany, britain, china, russia who are parties to the deal on this issue. instead what's happened is that
president trump, if he goes ahead with the decertification, is taking a step that we expect none of the other signatories will follow. so is the u.s. will have accomplished the deal doing that split. but remember decertification by itself, as indicated before, does not pull the u.s. out of the deal. it is simply a message from the white house to congress. on so only the next step, which would be reimposing sanctions that the u.s. lifted under the deal in return for iran shipping its fuel out, only that would violate the deal. there is a sense what the white house aides are doing here is helping the president get past his allergy of this 90-day certification. >> right. >> but doing something that wouldn't blow the deal up. >> it sends a message to north korea if you try to get up to the table to do a deal -- >> we might recertify.
>> but also, there's also this intrigue. we to the floor time to play the sound. we had h.r. mcmaster, you were with us that day, david. >> that's right. >> where he was not ready to go all in and say, yeah, look, this deal has got to die. and mattis just said in a senate hearing when pushed on it by senator king he didn't think we should back away from the deal. what do you make of that? a disconnect between two of the three men bob corker is keeping us from chaos and the president on this. >> let's add one more of this. secretary of state tillerson who had a pretty rough week. when we were all in beijing this past weekend and met with a small group of reporters, he hinted that he too was very reluctant to see anything happen that would make the deal blow up. in fact, stay tuned to what we may be working toward a solution here, which is what we have just
been discussing. so you have principal members of the national security team saying it would not be in the national security interest of the united states to abandon the deal. what they may do is grimace and say, decertification, that isn't abandoning the deal. the long-term risk here is the iran nuclear deal becomes the foreign policy equivalent of health care, which is to say it gradually gets starved to death. >> david sanger, well put. thank you very much. >> thank you. fema removing statistics from its website about power outages and access to drinking water about its website. why would they do that? we dig deeper, next.
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leyla santiago joins us live from san juan. we will get to the day you spent with them in a moment. i was on the website this morning. a lot of good numbers for fema. nothing about power, nothing about clean drinking water. >> reporter: right. and i think if you look at it before and after it's very obvious that it was taken out even though some numbers are still there. let's go ahead and show our viewers directly what fema's website looked like just a few days ago. or rather earlier in the day. it had the number when it comes to power outages, when it comes to the amount of water. and then you look at the after, and those numbers are removed. no longer there. now, the puerto rican government still reporting the numbers on their website. when we went to fema to ask them why those numbers are no longer on the websites, on the updates, on the recovery efforts from
hurricane maria, i want to read you what they had. they said the website is updated daily with different information. in fact, the two points cited have moved in a positive direction since that post, so no reason to "remove" it. reto characterize updating a webpage as removing information is and was a negative story. we're still wait to go see if the numbers from fema match the numbers from the puerto rican government. the government reight now reporting 9% of power being restored and half of water services being restored right now on the island since hurricane maria passed through, poppy. >> the flip side is you have 91% without power. you have half the people with no drinking water. you would think those would be the two most important numbers
to put at the top of your federal response of fema's website. just put it back up there. that's the question. all right. let's talk about your big day yesterday with the fema officials. you have been on the ground before the storm. what did they show you? >> reporter: it was the first time with fema. we flew into an area that is pretty remote. we noticed there was this sense of urgency that we had not seen before. they were flying in water into an area that when we talked to residents they said that was the greatest need. they brought in meals ready to eat. they went back and forth between is san juan and larez. >> leyla, that you can very much. >> appreciate the reporting. keep it up. i know it's not easy. the white house, congress, and
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ridiculousness of having something like a bump stock be legal. even la pierre is saying you should look at this device and it doesn't make any sense. is there any possibility of real change. associate editor of real clear politics, a.b. ststoddard. >> nra knows what a bump stock is. they could have said plenty about it and they never have. it is a safe position for them
given what we just lived through. >> senators like john cornyn. a bill put up by one of the rising young republicans out of miami, bipartisan bill. there is momentum. there is momentum around this gun legislation. unlike anything we have seen since that really devastating loss of gun legislation in the wake of newtown. people considered this off-limits. but the volume of violent death created by this mechanism, the bump stock, that is something that even republicans and even the nra is having to recognize. >> let's listen to wayne la pierre who heads the nra. >> the obama administration a couple of years ago approves this device called a bump stock. if you take a look at it, i mean, any look at it it takes a semiautomatic firearm and it
makes it perform like a fully automatic firearm. and what the nra has said is we ought to take a look at that and see if it is in coupmpliance wi federal law and worthy of legislation. >> a few points, he's correct. in 2010, the atf was asked to look at this thing and should it be regulated as a gun. they said it's a gun part, so no. they didn't say at the time, wait, stop. you have to regulate it then. they didn't do that. but the question here is there's legislation put forward, bipartisan legislation. but there's also the nra saying, look, the atf. look at the atf to regulate it. that is safer for them. >> oh, yeah. any time something like this goes to the floor of the house of representatives or the senate, it opens up this huge debate where they will push for stronger gun controls that the nra will ask its, you know,
republicans that it has endorsed and supported in the senate and the house to block. this is what happens every time there is a fight over banning firearms to those on the terror watch list that went down this path as well. they want to make sure it never gets a vote for the floor and something they can handle within the add administration by handling it by the atf. we can further scrutinize this and see if it's up -- passes muster with existing law or it needs further regulation. calling for a ban. so this is a way of responding to this tragedy, giving republicans something to be for. and certainly there is bipartisan support. but it is the fear politically for the nra is the debate escalates on additional
measures. >> let's have the revelation of bipartisan legislation. >> even though the rationale, if you seize on the timing, the rationale, which is primarily two things. what we're hearing here is obama did it. it gives a little political cover. and the larger rationale, which doesn't seem that strong to me but has proven effective time and again, the sensitivity. oh, it just happened. and we care about these people. we don't want to a little bit size it. the victims, their families, those are the places -- those are the faces that come out and say do something about this so tphobs has to deal with what we're dealing with. >> that is a tactic of delay for people who don't want to deal with the ramifications of the widespread availability of semiautomatic weapons and bump stocks. they don't mean, fine, let's talk in 72 hours.
they mean this is politically difficult for me right now. let's stall until people forget. and how in the world can they have any unity if they can't blame it on owe bam phafplt that is transparently hilarious that they are blaming the obama administration. . >> we're going to watch. a democrat and republican putting forward this bipartisan legislation. you will both be be back. thank you, a.b. and john. ahead for us, did the las vegas killer have other targets in mind? new evidence that suggests he may have been casing out other venues in other cities. the latest on the investigation next. for your retirement plan? start here. at fidelity, we let you know where you stand, so when it comes to your retirement plan, you'll always be absolutely...clear. it's your retirement. know where you stand. duncan just protected his family with a $500,000 life insurance policy.
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