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2,800 records, this is one of them, handwritten. going to be a long time before even the best researchers can dig through all of this. we have a team on the case. >> incredible, point about the affair with marilyn p monroe, other pieces of information that will come out. hand off to "360." we have breaking news, jfk assassination files are out, we're sifting through as fast as we can with crew of experts and historians. we'll talk about what we're learning. not all have been released and we'll explain why. in the meantime welcome back to the 2016 election. feels that wiek. two campaign stories. all familiar names are present a single question hanging over all
of them and all of it, who is not telling the truth here? are players in the trump campaign being less than honest about the role a campaign data outfit played, now revealed reached out to wikileaks. and less than honest about the dossier. told they didn't know who funded the organizations did. new reporting and on wikileaks outreach and how both stories have given campaign 2016 the fuel to drag to the end of 2017. william faulkner is right, past isn't dead, it isn't even past. we're going to lay out time lines, tease out inconsistencies so you can make sense of it. probably heard words like
convoluted and tangled web. we're going to try to untangle them. beat by beat relationship with the trump campaign and the organization that would ask wikileaks about hillary clinton's missing e-mails. >> 11 days after donald trump's gop nomination. >> for the presidency of the united states. >> and two days after this infamous moment. >> russia, if you're listening, i hope you're able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing. >> donald trump's campaign made its first payment to controversial data firm cambridge analytica. we're learning that same month another infamous moment occurred. cambridge analytica's ceo reached out to wikileaks founder julian assange, seeking access to hillary clinton-related
e-mails and wikileaks began releasing hacked e-mails from the dnc. >> we have more material related to the hillary clinton campaign. >> cambridge analytica founded by wealthy republican donors in 2014. began backing trump after gop primaries in june of 2015. that month jared kushner took over all data operations for the trump campaign. kushner said once his father-in-law won the nomination used cambridge analytica and rnc's data. kept both operations going simultaneously and lot shared between them. by that we could scale to pretty good operation. >> they had a team of cambridge data scientists embedded in the trump headquarters doing sophisticated modeling work to inform where the campaign would send donald trump.
>> steve bannon became ceo of the trump campaign. before that he was vice president of cambridge analytica. while working for firm had urged trump campaign to hire them as far back as april. in september 2016, trump campaign made biggest payment, $5 million, eventually totaled nearly $6 million, payments for data management services. the firm has offices in london, new york and right in washington, d.c., three blocks away from the white house. cnn has reached out to cam bridge analytica for a response in the wake of the revelations about wikileaks. but despite our repeated attempts, we have not heard become. but in november, just before the election, cambridge analytica's ceo alexander knicks did speak to cnn about data operation and
newly reopened fbi investigation into, you guessed it, hillary clinton's e-mails. >> clearly there are unknown knowns. such as what has recently happened in the case of the democrats' candidate with the reopening of the e-mail inquiry. we can't predict that. >> as far as the trump campaign, released a statement distancing itself from the firm saying quote, we as a campaign made the choice to rely on the voter data of the republican national committee to help elect president donald j. trump. any claims that voter data from any other source played a key role in the victory are false. >> would this be of interest to investigators for collusion? >> sources i've spoken to say yes. fact they reached out to wikileaks doesn't mean a crime occurred but shows intent to go
beyond normal proactive campaign tactics and investigators would use this to see if there kaz coordination, anyone from trump campaign intimately involved, intent and mindset and whether there was conspiracy. include this with roger stone, adviser to trump in the campaign telling hill he had intermediary connecting him to assange and in touch of russian officer online and 0 cording to "wall street journal" there was effort with people on the trump campaign searching for russians who may have had clinton's missing e-mails. all may be taken into account but no accusations of wrong doing. >> thank you. to you senator, what if any is the significance of cambridge analytica reaching out to
wikileaks? >> it is significance because demonstrates evidence of potential collusion 20 trump campaign and russian interference, there's no question according to intelligence community there was russian interference. the president has called the special counsel's investigation and investigation of the judicial committee and trump collusion a hoax but here we have more evidence of a pattern established of collusion and perhaps of obstruction of justice. >> statement put out by the trump campaign saying, basically distancing themselves from cambridge analytica, saying suggestion that it was anything but rnc data that we relied on, didn't mention cambridge analytica, does that pass the smell test, spending $6 million? >> not in the least because they spent to hire cambridge analytica as consultant and
agent and in that capacity it was reaching out to wikileaks, reaching down into the gutter because wikileaks' business model to take information stolen and publish with no regard to the harm done to men and women in uniform and others cooperating with us abroad. cambridge analytica knew that business model. >> it's possible this is a coincidence, candidate trump said, russia if you're listening, if you've got the e-mails we'd love to see them, whatever words he said. two days later they're paying cambridge analytica and later that month analytica makes outreach to wikileaks. time line looks like it's of a piece but could be a coincidence, no evidence that president trump or anyone in the campaign said to reach out to
wikileaks? >> it could be coincidence but has to be coupled with other circumstantial evidence like the trump campaign welcoming outreach from rob goldstone, saying he had russian sources of dirt on hillary clinton and donald trump jr. saying i love it. meeting on june 9th, air force one statement drd and edited by president of the united states. there is a series of circumstantial evident. not corroborated yet. >> asked you if it passes the smell test, the statement by the trump campaign. does it pass the smell test that the head of the dnc and clinton campaign are saying they had no idea money was going through the law firm to pay for this
dossier? if they didn't know it, who would have known? >> lawyer working for them was the one who began paying for this opposition research. >> isn't that a little too cute, paying millions of dollars to a law firm you probably know -- reason you do it through a law firm is to have deniability i assume. >> regardless if that passes the smell test, remember the key distinction. here the money was from the dnc, going to opposition research, not supported by foreign government, not by russians. that's the key distinction. >> isn't it possible though that christopher steele who was getting information, possibly buying it from russian sources, who may have been duped by or in collusion with the russian government -- that's the argument that republicans are making, russian government may
have given disinformation about candidate trump through steele that was paid for by clinton campaign. >> and never had impact on the campaign, another key distinction. if it doesn't pass the smell test and worthy of investigation, special counsel robert mueller will look into it. bottom line, collusion alleged between the trump campaign and russian interference as well as obstruction of justice is under investigation. if there are other similar actions, they should be vaech investigated as well. >> thank you, i appreciate your time. cnn's manu raju joins us now. what are you learning? >> in september behind closed doors john podesta met with the senate investigation committee investigators and towards end of interview that focus a lot on hacked e-mails, question about
whether the clinton campaign had contractual relationship with fusion -- opposition firm that produced the dossier and saying he had no knowledge of it. podesta saying, i don't know if we have a relationship, something nothing like that at all. this is significant, first time heard of someone this high up in clinton universe sitting down with investigators on capitol hill discussing knowledge of ties with fusion gps, ties with the dossier. even though not sworn in to formally go under oath, you can't lie to congress in investigation. his testimony or interview had to be truthful, otherwise congress will look into it further. >> i understand the person who claimed to know about the research is attorney of mark elias, he was there as podesta's lawyer right? >> he was sitting next to him,
representing john podesta, even though he knew at the time his firm had retained fusion gps as its client to research these allegations. podesta said he had no knowledge of it, elias didn't offer information about the interview that he was aware of this but he was there just to be clear, he was not a witness during that interview. he was just there serving his client. but he very well could come back as witness now that we do know that clint p campaign and dnc were helping fund this research. but anderson, in the aftermath of us learning about this, elias's firm put out a letter saying their clients only knew they had arrangement with fusion gps recently. suggesting last month john podesta did not know at that
time. >> debby wasserman schultz? what did she tell the senate intelligence committee? >> she met with them early they are month and made a similar case, asked if dnc had ties to fusion gps. she said she had no knowledge of that either. first time learning met with investigators or saying no dnc connection. but now that we know there is some, there's a good chance she could come back for further questions. it wasn't a bulk of the interview but could be if investigators want to do further questioning. coming up next here from brian fallon, and breaking news, quarter century in the making, government releases documents from the kennedy assassination files. president holding back some of them, question is why and will
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before the break we laid out two campaign stories, one from each side, driving latest skirmish in the election campaign that seemingly won't end. trump champaign and cambridge analytica. and democratic side, former campaign chairman john podesta and debby wasserman schultz denying paying the -- behind the dossier. joining me now. you said you didn't know about the payments, if podesta and wasserman schulz didn't know, who would have? millions of dollars given to law firm? >> to perform everyday legal work. perkins coupy firm would do fcc compliance, vetting of people on
the campaign. >> asked to do opposition research? >> they were i guess. but i see millions of dollars spent on this. those are line items that capture all that it did. >> millions spent and firm is doing opposition research, somebody has to be saying where is this research? >> and i don't know who was doing this when fusion gps came in and said republican had been funding this work until now and we think you might be interested. not sure who was part of it -- somebody in the dnc. >> clearly. and i would shake their hand. perfectly fine this happened. someone taking ownership of trying our best to get to the bottom of donald trump's web of finances. >> it's like colonel klink
defense. >> doesn't pass the smell test. phyll phyllis schaffly said, run for office and learn how campaigns work. opposition research, especially of the kind being sought is not something not on the radar screen of the top people. maybe podesta didn't know, somebody knew. don't spend that money without the word coming back on what you've done. because if you've got nothing, stop spending it. doesn't make sense and covered up for months now. if such a straightforward issue, why not come out. >> that is the other issue. >> when the dossier came out in january, i said at time, i had never heard of fusion gps prior to after the election and never heard of christopher steele and that was true. if i had known, that was work product of research, i would have been happy to admit to it. there's no shame in this.
campaign opposition research is campaign work 101. >> draw a distinction here. gps did a lot of work, not just dossier, for the clinton campaign. the dossier, the last state on the dossier is december of 2016. a month after the election. everyone in the clinton campaign at that point was curled up in fetal position on the sofa, not involved in doing that. so i think -- >> at that point might have been the fbi. >> it's not clear who was funding or why they were doing the research at that time. but it's not surprising that brian and all his colleagues didn't know what was going on in december. i don't think they were involved. >> before there was dossier, memos written by christopher steele that were circulating somewhere, whether to attorney or someone else. it wasn't as if -- >> jump in here.
it is definitely true during months of fall, september and october, i was aware and other members aware of the rumors circulating about donald trump and meetings that carter page, foreign adviser to the campaign may have taken in europe. all swirling out there. multiple conversations about it, mostly based on reporters calling us up, have you heard this, trying to -- i suspect now it was fusion gps briefing the reporters who were then calling us. familiar with the information. multiple democratic organizations on the outside, any number of which, if you -- may have thought helping seed the stories and tipping off reporters that were then calling us. >> but christopher steele and fusion gps are briefing reporters, certainly giving
memos to the people paying them. >> somebody knows. steele was talked about as someone getting information from the russians. russia push. now we have to find out who in the campaign knew or should have known and were they actively told by steele we have sources in russia. >> how could steele been paid by russians? he was investigating them. >> he was paying sources in russia and russian government was pushing them in -- >> still had connections with the kremlin and knowledge of. which is why some of the information has turned out to be true and other information not been verified and seems jaut landish. but allegation, is it possible that kremlin was giving disinformation to candidate trump to steele that he's paying
for and ultimately the dnc -- >> in this case he would be the victim of wild goose chase. on the other hand you have a set of actions we know the russian government undertook, illegal acts in furtherance of trying to elect donald trump. no actions taken by russian government that helped hillary clinton. >> just said maybe there were. feeding to the steele. >> to dossier to come out after the election, after hillary clinton had lost? >> steele was talking to reporters. you know how opposition works -- >> there's no evidence of this. >> everybody is denying it. when people are lying, like trump said today, it's watergate in modern times. >> if russians were trying to collude with hillary clinton and not donald trump, why hacking the dnc, leaking it out with wikileaks. election results from various
states and leaving all of this steele -- >> get to the bottom of why no one in the campaign says they knew and whether they knew they were getting information from russians. get to the boicttom of it all. >> fact that no one in the campaign seems to have an idea -- >> somebody has an idea. only heard from podesta and wasserman schultz was on the outs. robbie mook would know if the campaign was spending this money. someone has to know. problem that clinton campaign has here. brian alluded to it, which is they would admit, say this is what we do. opposition research, nothing to feel guilty about it. but problem is they haven't said what the story really is.
>> fundamental difference between the two stories. cnn is giving proper attention to both but characteristically different. even when we find out whodunnit here won't amount to much, no illegal activity. on the other hand, cambridge analytica admitting to reaching out to wikileaks. >> that's not the campaign. >> contractor hired by campaign in this instance didn't engage in illegal activity and with instance regarding donald trump, cambridge analytica, illegal activity to release hillary clinton's e-mails. 54 years after john f. kennedy was killed, records release. team going through them, why not all were released as president said he would. details ahead. and hybrid.
after his death. just a fraction, president trump delayed releasing some following concerns of national security agencies about making them public. there is a loophole that allows the president this delay. tom is going through the file. what have you found? >> we have a lot of people looking at all of this, there's a lot to look at. just give you a sense of documents, this is just one, 14 pages of handwritten notes. very hard to get through all of this. what we've found is intriguing. there is a record of oswald calling a kgb agent while he was in mexico city a few weeks before the assassination, asking about something going on in washington, d.c. seems to have been tied to his attempt to get a russian visa or cuban visa, neither of which he obtained, but nonetheless some proof of this thing we've long
suspected. also a conversation with j. edgar hoover saying after oswald was killed by jack ruby, saying that fbi was directly warned. somebody called in calm voice and said he was part of a group that was going to kill oswald. ruby said he was part of no group. but this is first evidence we have fbi was directly warned about that. other interesting note, message sent to robert kennedy warning him that a book was coming out alleging he had affair with marilyn monroe. through the thousands of pages, that's what we've found so far. we'll be going through it. >> explain why all the material was not released. >> it was not all released, at 11th hour it appears that cia and fbi said there were concerns about national security. and it seems, in a more pointed way, to have been concerned
about people cited somewhere in here that would be known by name or could be sussed out based on information about what was gathered, that somehow this might put their families or survivors in some bad position. we don't really know what that's about, seems to be what the situation is. does however, anderson, if anything is going to raise concerns of conspiracy theorists out there, here is something that's been on the books for more than 25 years, this release of documents. we've known it's coming, everybody has known. and with less than six hours left, there's sense we have to look at this further. haven't had enough time. i guarantee you conspiracy theorists are going crazy over that. >> joining us now, tim naftali and david gergen. does it make sense that at 11th hour, turns out not going to
release everything? >> it's a surprise, certainly, tweets out of the president over the last few days have suggested it was going to be all. in fairness to donald trump, he did say it may not be all. i think fact we're getting down to 300 pages does give more weight to what most experts i've talked to, pulitzer prize winning historian here at harvard who is writing a biography of john f. kennedy and his conclusion is big story, not likely to be any major dramatic bombshell to change the basic story line that lee harvey oswald was acting alone. information that may be new and revealing could be out of mexico city where oswald spent time before the assassination talking to cubans and russians and that may be the new story coming out of the documents released today. >> tim, does it surprise you
they held back some documents? >> no, actually i'm not surprised. part of this story is that this is a product of the conspiracy theories of the '90s, when people were saying things like kennedy might have been killed by the mob, cubans, the cia. and the assassination records review board pulled in all possible documents that might shed light on any of those possible theories. as a result they put together 5 million pages. when the act was put together, i'm sure that the congress didn't expect there would be blanket declassification of 5 million pages in 2017. and to some extent they kept kicking the can down the road. some of the materials they've pulled together have nothing to do with lee harvey oswald but
u.s. covert action against cuba, kongo, dominican republic. those involve informants and i was waiting to see whether we would get those names. right now getting interesting details. i share fred's view we were not going to learn much of anything about lee harvey oswald issue because there was serious nonpartisan board in 1998 who saw all of this material and pushed for release on anything that bore on whether or not there was conspiracy behind oswald. but other details, we have materials regarding u.s. activities against cuba that show that u.s. government considered using chemical and biological weapons as part of its operations to undermine the fidel castro regime. to know this is new, notice on the documents in some cases there are marks on the side. that shows you what used to be
classified. you can get a sense of what our government considered highly classified up to now. that's a big deal. i've not seen that kind of thing before actually. >> is it possible that president nixon and other politicians from the era took secrets to their graves about jfk? >> absolutely. i'm sure they did. they had a lot of access to j. edgar hoover's files. all sorts of details, governmental and salacious. so i'm sure they knew a lot more. in fact i think donald trump knows a lot more than he's let on. he has access no doubt to these documents that are still hidden or he's been given summaries. we'll have to see what happens on this. but to go back to it, warren commission did apparently have access or some members of the commission, to all the documents.
that was before they issued their basic report. that's what gives credence to the notion there's unlike will be change in the basic story. but what if cubans or russians told oswald in mexico city they want him to go in, unleashed him or want to help him. still think it's lone gunman but maybe had encouragement or maybe money. >> if i can disagree respectfully with david. reason we have so much conspiracy theories about this assassination, the warren commission weren't shown everything. weren't told about the assassination attempts against castro. number of things they weren't told. it was in '70s, senate and house got that information. now seeing much of it. good thing for us. coming back, president's
more on break news tonight. thousands of jfk assassination files are public but citing national security concerns president decided to hold thousands of files back. jim acosta joins us. why did the president change his min mind? >> basically what happened, learning this from sources, this was a bit of a messy process. they were trying to get
authorization and approval and green light from various national security agencies that the information coming from jfk files would not compromise them in any way and objections came back from the various national security agencies. so what the president decided to do -- and we're hearing it was decision made in the last several hours -- punt this off to six months from now. 2,800 files were released this evening, but vast majority of those files are still undergoing interagency review. we're not going to see those files potentially until six months from now. anderson, the question has to be asked, will the agencies raise the same red flags and objections six months from now and we're not going to get to bottom of these files? i tried to ask the question on conference call with administration officials earlier this evening, had conference
call with reporters, is there any evidence of conspiracy behind the assassination of president john kennedy and they said just can't comment on the records. get the sense as they release the information, they don't even know what is in the files at this point. >> they'll be reviewing them in the months ahead. holding documents back is only going to fuel the fire for some compe conspiracy theorists. randi kaye has some of the theories out there. >> reporter: nearly 53 years to the day since president died and conspiracy theories abound. >> truth is oswald killed the president. >> reporter: lee harvey os wld. federal government says he shot the president and only him. conspiracy theorists don't buy
it. point to umbrella man, opening and closing umbrella on grassy knoll or beautiful day. signaling shooter or shooting poison dart at president. >> umbrella man came forward to testify to congress. there never was credible evidence tying him to conspiracy to kill the president. >> reporter: many don't see how $20 mail order rifle could bring down most powerful man in the world. must have been a more grandiose scheme, perhaps involving former cuban leader fidel castro who was often connected to kennedy's assassination. oswald's trip to mexico city weeks before the assassination long raised eyebrows. while there previously released government documents reveal he met with cuban and soviet spies. >> it appears he made the
statement in the embassy i want to kill president kennedy. i'm going to. >> reporter: and cia and mob, angry at kennedy for crackdown on organized crime. theories abound on their involvement and president kennedy's vice president, lyndon johnson, could he have ordered a hit on his boss? some say yes. remember it was johnson who set up warren commission to put end to the chatter he was responsible for the assassination. still it continues. many focused on the number of bullets fired that day. warren commission's report concluded that in all three shots were fired from oswald's rifle perched on the sixth floor of the texas school board repository. one struck president kennedy and magic bullet struck kennedy and texas governor john connolly who
survived the killing. he said he believed he was struck by second bullet which fuelled talk of second shooter at dealey plaza. skeptics wondered if there wasn't second shooter, how was oswald able to fire fast enough to hit both kennedy and connolly, given he was seated right in front of the president in the car? despite the intrigue, warren commission report and review by justice department in 1997 agreed that lee harvey oswald acted alone. randi kaye, cnn new york. >> joining me again, tim naftali. obviously the fact that these documents have been delayed is just going to spur further conspiracy theory. >> absolutely. but as i tried to lay out, 5 million pages include things interesting to people like me
about cover action but not directly related to the oswald story. found it amazing that many americans on the left and right consider their government to be inefficient. one thing both sides of the aisle agree on. yet many americans also at the same time believe that government is so efficient it could have murdered a president and kept it secret for so long. i think there's a dissonance there. in 1998 we got the best information that the u.s. government had apparently on the oswald issue. there are new details to come out and some leads that may not lead anywhere but worth looking at. what i believe this release is about though is that era. that era of secrecy, of covert action. that's what we'll see more details of. and what's being held back, i believe, are materials regarding foreign government assistance to
us, materials about code breaking, materials regarding sources that are not directly related to what happened in dallas but people run by the cia elsewhere who might have provided detail or two about oswald's time in russia or japan. those are the details. >> you were talking before will cia cover operations in kongo with lumumba, in dominican republic and elsewhere, might be information there. >> no doubt about it. example, still secret maybe. haven't been through all the documents. secret was the name of the cia man who brought the poison to kongo to kill patrice lumumba, the leader. they didn't kill him but cia person brought poison to kill him. name of the cia person was secret. cia will try to protect -- maybe it's open today but cia tries to
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this afternoon president trump declared america's opioid crisis a public health american. last year more than 60,000 americans died of drug overdose largely due to opioids. at today's event both the president and the first lady spoke about the ep dep ik. >> what i found to be the common theme with all these stories is this can happen to any of us. drug addiction can take your friends, neighbors, family. no state has been spared and no
demographic has been untouched. >> it is time to liberate our communities from the score of drug addictions. we can be the generation that end it is opioid epidemic. >> for the president this is an effort to deliver on a campaign promise. we show you the grip in boston this evening. we want to warn you this maybe tough to watch but it's important to see how the opioid epidemic is unfolding. >> to most people this is a neighborhood south of downtown boston. to others, it's a living hell. >> i'm a junkie, i've been shooting heroin for 16 years. i'm homeless, i live on the sidewalk. this is my life. >> i didn't grow up thinking i was going to be a heroin addict.
this isn't exactly what i want to be. >> what are your hopes and dreams? >> to get sober, to have a family. at one point i thought i was going to and i lost the love of my life. we both overdosed and when i woke up he was dead. >> billy is 35 years old, he has a 5-year-old son. he wants to be a tattoo artist, but even as we talked he was looking for a vain. >> is it possible for you to stop while we talk? >> if i had gotten it in me. >> that what's i'm wondering you feel such a strong urge you can't stop while we talk? >> there's nothing that would stop me. that's how bad it gets. >> megan also lives on the streets and the sidewalks. you're about to reach your 30th birthday. how long have you been addicted to heroin. >> since 19. >> how did you start?
>> it was pills. then pills became expensive, hard to get. and heroin was just extremely easy to get and a lot cheaper. >> the gateway for billy was also pain pills. he was 13 years old when he started. >> i was using prescription pills. i like theed the way it felt. heroin was cheaper than pills, so i began sniffing heroin and then shooting it was the next step from there and i would save money and i went right to shooting. the first time i shot it, i fell in love with it. the only way to explain it is i met god. >> they're joined by scores of other people who are on the street, that happens to be near a hospital, methadone clinic and shelters, people who want to help. 40 miles up the road, police will not arrest you if you come
to the station looking for help. it started here and spread throughout the country. but after a much publicized and encouraging start, the police chief is facing a stark reality. things are not getting better. >> weer facing feintal. >> like heroin, feintal is lethal. craig wants to stop, but can't. >> i'm addicted to opiates. >> what do you do on the street? >> all the opiates right now is fentanyl. so everybody is dieing. >> it's about to start powering in boston, these people will be sleeping in dirt that will turn into mud. >> are you afraid you're going to die from this? >> i know i'm going to die from
this. >> are you afraid you're going to die from this? >> not really afraid. honestly, sometimes it just -- death seems easier. >> gary joins me now. you were able to talk to some of these people. did they talk about the announcement today? is that on their radar at all. >> anderson, the people in the streets, some of them have heard about president trump's declaration, no one heard any specifics. we filled them in. the consensus seems to be in f this results in more and better treatment centers that would be good. i've never enjoyed andy addict that enjoys doing this. they want to be cured, want to be made bet perp they hope it works. >> our team continues to look through the jfk assassination files. why president trump decided to hold others back and not release
we begin the hour with breaks news. the role president trump played in getting a restraining and gag order lifted. >> reporter: i'm learning from sources it was president trump himself who wanted this gag order lifted and the president then directed his senior staff to, what one source said to me, facilitate the full cooperation with congress to lift the order. and