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but in that daily caller report it said that the person who made the offer was eman who was a russian pop star and and worked with trump to bring the pageant to moscow. we are told that they were not offered for the women to be sent to then private citizen trump hotel room in 2013 but the russian who did make that offer was in the group with the alagarif. now schiller could not recall the identity of the person who did make this offer. but this offer was made schiller took it as a joke. but it fills in one piece of this puzzle that people are looking at as they try to understand what's real and what's not real as this dossier that's gotten so many attention. >> thank you for setting this
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up. let me bring in a couple of voices. gloria -- or david, let's take keith schiller at his word that these women were offered up. that they rejected them. that this was seen as a joke, right, by the then private citizen donald trump. >> yes. >> if that's all true and you have this russia cloud hanging over the white house, how does this fit in to everything else that's going on right now? >> well, gives us a couple of things to look at here. one, as you know, we've heard this term many times in the last year about compromise, how russians would want to gather compromising materials on someone and potentially make them vulnerable to blackmail or what have you. this perhaps was an opportunity of doing that. if this russian participant in the meeting was like, hey, i can send five women to your room. this seems to be a way potentially of i'll filtrate
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donald trump world during his visit to moscow and see if they can have damaging material to hang onto. the other, beyond the russian, potential russian tactic there, remember donald trump has called the salacious allegations that we have never reported because as manu said they have not been corroborated, complete trash, but it does again to fill in the picture of even how some of that material made it into this steele dossier to begin with. >> brooke, the thing that strikes me about this is the name alagarif raised by keith schiller, mentioned this to him. the that name of course was affiliated with the meeting, the don junior meeting in trump tower. rob gold stone who was the intermediary on that represents him as an agent.
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and so you see this name coming back, somebody who is a very, very wealthy russian, who met trump during the miss universe who has continued a relationship with him and the trump family. and so you see that this person sort of comes in and out, in and out of this picture. >> chris, stand by, i'm going to come to you next when we get through this. let me introduce this other breaking news here on cnn because we are also learning this time from capitol hill where lawmakers are now reacting to this pretty damming new report about alabama republican nominee for u.s. senate roy moore. allegations only. this is where we are right now. but certain senators have said roy moore should step aside from the race all together if these allegations reported in "the washington post" are in fact true. the post is reporting that moore has been accused of initiating
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sexual encounters with multiple girls, decades ago, including at the time a 14-year-old when roy moore was 32. let me show tu a tweet coming in from senator john mccain. this is what he has now said. the allegations against roy moore are deeply disturbing. and dis qualifying. he should immediately step a side and allow the people of alabama to elect a candidate they can be proud of. and when cnn reached out to roy moore the supreme court justice, this is part of a multi paragraph statement from his side. judge roy moore has endured the most outlandish attacks on any candidate in the mod turn political arena, but this story in today's "washington post" alleging sexual impropriety takes the cake. national liberal organizations know their chosen candidate doug jones is in a death spiral. and this is their last ditch
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hail mary. they go. he is winning with double digit lead with a race for u.s. senate with national implications that the democratic and most liberal newspaper would come up with fabrication of this kind. and close with this line. the garbage is the very definition of fake news and intentional defamation. chris, we are getting new reaction now from republicans. hang on just for one more second. listen to this. >> allegations if true, he needs to step a side. >> how concerned are you going to be this is going to hurt the republican party? >> well, i think if he does what he should do, does the right thing, and steps a side, i don't think it will hurt the republican party. >> is there a chance for luther strange to come back? >> you'll have to ask him that question. i think our folks are looking into what the laws allow for in terms of alabama when it comes
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to replacing candidates on the ballot. but a lot of things have to happen before that. >> reaction coming in from capitol hill. chris, what say you. >> okay. sorry to jump the gun, but look i worked at the "washington post" for ten years before i came to cnn. i know the people reported this story. to dismiss it as fake news is just -- i urge people, even if you hate "the washington post" and you hate cnn, go read the story. because they talk to 30 people. the four women are all named and were interviewed multiple times. they went to the court records to check regarding the mother of the woman who is the lead of the story who said they met at the courtroom, the mother was indeed at the courtroom that day. this is not -- to me, brooke, roy moore, you don't get to say fake news when it is allegations this serious and this detailed.
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i think what you hear from republicans, john mccain notable exception, what you hear from republicans is if these allegations are true, roy moore should resign. well, or step a side. i don't know how we get there if roy moore is going to continue to say this is all fake news and the national democratic party. what you heard from john thune in that clip you just played is a wish. if roy moore does the right thing he'll step down and it won't be a problem. maybe he will. but remember roy moore owes zero all endorsed against him in the race with strange. it is not as if he could dial up roy moore and for the good of the party you need to get out. roy may do this on his own. but this is not the situation where the establishment republican party is going to have its way because it's the establishment republican party.
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>> it is 11 page report. and detailed reporting. and tour point post talked to 30 plus people, including women involved. so just to reiterate, "the washington post" obviously standing by the reporting. gloria borger, what's happening behind closed doors? to have senator mccain, these are allegations, right, to have senator mccain say, excuse yourself, like step aside, do you think that is harbinger of things to come? >> yeah, i do. as chris points out none of these people like him. the leadership didn't endorse him. and their candidate lost. but let's put all of that aside, given the nature of the charges, and what these women are saying. i think what's going on behind closed doors is that they are trying to figure out what to do next. there is no process in the state of alabama. so if they wanted to try and get another republican elected, according to adam levy of cnn
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who has looked into these things, they would have to get a write incan date on the ballot. >> a write incan date. >> well, remember, lisa murkowski of alaska where she had to teach everybody to spell her name, et cetera. but they just don't have sort of a process in place for this. so i guarantee you that republicans are sort of trying to figure out next steps here. while this plays out in public, privately they have to figure out who they would want to write in. would it be luther strange or somebody else. and how they would organize that in the 11th hour. >> david, the number of seats in the senate is mighty thing, especially if you are -- depends who you are talking to and depends on how the shift in numbers could go. what are you thinking as far as what both democrats and republicans might be thinking? >> so on that point in the
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senate, brooke, how many times have we sat and looked they can't afford to lose more than 2. because many of the things they are trying to do on republican votes only on 50 vote threshold. so if indeed democrats were able to pull out a victory in alabama, that means you can't lose more than one vote on a given issue. it becomes prob mat particular math. no doubt about that. but in the larger picture, let's look at the context this is taking place. on tuesday night we saw sweeping democratic victories across the country in elections. this race, if you don't remember the few weeks back, there was a fox news poll that had the moore doug jones race, the democrats versus republican in alabama in this special election tied. that was crazy and eye popping. and other polls to suggest that moore really was in a lead. but this race was shaping up as
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potentially competitive, busine bizarrely sew in alabama because of how controversial candidate roy moore is. so a couple things going on. democrats will start sensing a real opportunity to try and make an investment here. two, as you noted before, this gets us back to the whole notion of sort of the bannon wing versus the establishment inside the republican party. if indeed bannon put everything on, he left the white house and said mission number one is alabama. get rid of luther strange, get ray moore to be the nominee. if ray moore implodes as nominee, i don't know how the bannon strategy is going to continue to have a lot of followers if indeed he's proven mcconnell point that you are not necessarily putting the best candidates forth. that seems to be exaggerate the internal republican party divide going forward. >> and if i could adds, david is 100% right.
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one other thing about national republican branding in this. that john thune quote that you played a minute ago is very revealing in that he says essentially, he's asked how could this hurt the national republican party. and he says, no, if moore does the right thing and steps aside. so the counter of that is if moore fights this, you have this fight day in, day out. you have questions every republican senator will be asked before now, they'll be asked every day do you support roy moore, should the republican party try to withdraw his nomination? creates for a party that is already reeling, as david noted, from across the board losses, they now have this on top of it. they knew roy moore coming to the senate was going to be a problem because of the number of controversy things he has said and will say. he's even more politically, and
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that does not, should not lessen the charges here, which should take precedence. but politically speaking this is problem. sorry, gloria, go ahead. >> hang on just a second gloria. because let me add another layer. as we've all been talking about national implications jason carol has just been seated next to me. so this signals to me you have more. >> right. literally just a few moment it is ago got off the phone with richard wells. >> who is that? >> he is the stepfather of one of those who alleges when she was 14 years old moore had two inappropriate encounters with her back in 1979. when i asked him about what had happened, he said that his step daughter is a very strong woman. he said that the family stands by what was reported in "the washington post." he said that women are oftentimes stronger than men. and this is an example of that. i also asked if he felt at any
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point that there would be any sort of fallout from these allegations that are being made. and he says, we are not worried about any fallout, not any fallout at this time. so i wanted to add that just to recap in 1979 this woman says when she was 14 years old she had two encounters with moore, that they hugged and kissed. and then at another point he asked her to put her hands on his genitals. these are allegations you've heard over and over again. that moore and his campaign have repeatedly denied. but this is one of those family members now coming out, just literally getting off the phone not more than ten minutes ago, basically saying that they stand by the allegations that were reported in "the washington post." >> thank you for sharing that. jason carol, thank you very much. and as more and more of these reports of sexual harassment by powerful men are coming to light, no better time than now to talk about this. my friend and colleague alison will be hosting a live cnn town
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hall on this, tipping point sexual harassment in america, do not miss this. 9:00 on cnn. >> let's move on. overhaul the nation's tax system. and it is quite different from that of the house bill. which could lead to a dramatic show down on capitol hill. let's go straight to the man in the thick of the weeds on all things taxes. phil mattingly. all right, phil, what are the biggest differences on the senate version versus the house? >> yeah, brooke, if you go back to where the agreement was always supposed to be, nine page framework, house and senate, top lines always supposed to be the same. for the most part the plan does that. but it can be problematic how they shake out over the next couple of weeks. house fras four brackets basically with the top brackets of 39.6%. the senate has seven brackets doing that in part for revenue
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reasons but top bracket would be 48.7 percent. and president has made clear 20% is line corporate rate. but senate phases that in. a number of different areas as well whether it's the home interest rate which the senate keeps untouched. and state and local tax reduction hugeish u in the house, the senate bill repeals it entirely. basically there are a lot of differences here, brooke, is what i'm trying to say. but the top line framework stays mostly in line. here's the big question going forward. how do these two chambers, how do both republican parties reconcile these differences? and as you get deeper into the proposal, as we are learning more about, the in the weeds details as we all know very well will determine whether this passes or not. combine that with the political imperative of wanting to do
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something to end this work, and certainly republicans feel they are in okay place. but as one aid told me we feel good where we are. but the land mines right now are about ten at a time over the next couple of weeks. so that's the baseline starting from right now. i'll also note when talking about the senate bill house is about to take the first step forward, ways a means committee approve that. it's moving quickly. but as we always know details really matter in this, brooke. >> and ten seconds. still hoping to get this all down by christmas? >> that's the plan. biggest christmas present ever i believe the president said. >> thank you so much. so phil just outlined so well, right, the biggest differences between the house version and the senate version. and the devils in the details and how do you recognize the differences in the two. so let's debate the versions of the plans and really what it means for you. that's coming up next. also ahead president trump puts the art of the deal into action.
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once really criticized china for trade practices now he says it's not their fault. so what's the point of all of this here? we'll talk about his big trip to china and how it might impact negotiations with regard to north korea. you are watching cnn on a very busy thursday.
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got some more breaking news for you from capitol hill. tax plan. phil mattingly ran through the differences and highlighted where senators stand versus members from the house. so goldstein is with me for financial reform. peter with us, professor of international business at the university of maryland. welcome, welcome to both of you. and let's talk taxes. and peter, just to you, phil just went through some of the biggest differences between the way the senate sees things versus the house. and my question to you is how will they reconcile their
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differences and get this thing through by the end of the year? is there enough middle ground? >> i think there is. the essential structure of the two bills is the same. i mean, they are going to lower the corporate income tax to say 20%. the question is the kick in date. with regard to mortgage interest, they could split the difference. most of the stuff comes down to just adding the two numbers together and dividing by two. my feeling is this is passable unless you have a couple of prime a done prema dom na who ss could hold it up. >> i think this is a disaster for the american public. it's vastlien popular. you see on both sides they don't want to see tax cuts for the wealthy and see tax cuts for mega corporations. and both of the house and senate this is what this is looking at. talking about slashing rates for corporations at a time when they are doing really well. trump likes to brag about how
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good the stock market is doing right now. but one in four americans will see a tax increase in the house version of this bill passes by 2017. so taking the money out of hard working americans in order to give it to wall street. i think this is hard for them to pass because it's not going to be very popular. >> peter i want you to respond to that. but i want to add alexis comes from one per spec i have it. but majority of the americans don't like the plan as it stands 31% in favor of it. so how do they sell it? >> i think it's going to be a very difficult sell. two plans here. corporate tax plan which is not independent on raising taxes. 1.5 trillion budget to work with. 1 trillion into the business tax side of things. on the personal side, most people win. bump you have a basic problem. when you want to simplify the tax code, which the house wants to do, and eliminate a lot of
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exemptions and deductions, you have to have more money than 258 billion, excuse me, 270 billion they chosen to spend by lowering the rates over all. for example, people in places like connecticut and new york, some will see taxes go up. i have an important question in that regard. hold on alexis. is it really appropriate for a waitress in alabama making $35,000 a year to send taxes to washington for a new york attorney that makes two or three million a year to enjoy the benefit of bigger public sector? because basically the rest of the country is subsidizing the public sector in about seven or eight states. >> so alexis, do you want to respond? >> so the rest of the country is right now going to be subsidizing the ultra wealthy if this goes through.
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let's talk about the estate tax, they are saying if you are itch waing this at home if you don't ex'experiment to die with more than 5.5 million's did to pass onto your children this doesn't impact you. if you have more money than that or a couple and ex'experiment to have more than $11 million, right now you'll be taxed on that. but gop wants to double that. not have to be taxed on $22 million. when you pass away on the estate tax. they also want to do things like takeaway the state and local income tax deduction. so that means if you are a hard working american in new york or california or another state where you have local and state taxes, you no longer get to deduct that off of your income taxes and probably going to see a tax hike. and again this is data coming from the joint committee on taxation. this isn't from a think tank. this is from the government bipartisan group that looked at the house version of this plan and said one in four americans were going to see an increase in this. and all kinds of deductions not talking about. student loan interest deduction. right now deduct up to 2, $500
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on payments. they wanted to eliminate that so all these different deductions on the chopping block. and again if you look at those one in four americans facing potential tax increase, that's going to bring in about $99 billion in revenue but immediately hand that over because the top 1% are going to see $100 billion worth of tax breaks. so basically taking money out of the hard working americans to give to richest. brooke, you mention that is not popular that's why you are seeing 31% and i'm shocked it's actually that high. >> i know you want to respond party. we are out of time. >> we'll do it again. >> two very different perspectives as it stands now they'll have to do negotiating. >> i like you as well. i appreciate both of you. to be continued on that. >> thank you. >> coming up next here, more breaking news, this involving comedian kay, and the abrupt cancelation of new movie premier
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and it continues. we have more breaking news now. this is coming from "the new york times" with this report of sexual misconduct allegations by five women against uber famous comedian louis ck. i have both with me here to walk through what this "new york times" piece alleges. i'll let you do it. >> all right.
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"the new york times" just published an explosive report where they have five women who are claiming that lewis ck either masturbated in front of them, nonconsensually. >> with clothes off. >> over the phone. in one case he took all of his clothes off in front of them. four women are named on the record. one women has remained anonymous. in the story "the new york times" says they repeatedly reached out to his team for comment and they never got back to them. what i can tell you we did know this story was going to be dropping this afternoon. and that louis ck had approve ee premier right around the corner from here that he canceled ahead of the story dropping. and also supposed to appear on the late show with stephen colbert and canceled that as well. he had ale movie released next week called "i love you daddy" this is very shocking. but rumblings for a while that
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he was not only vulgar on the stage in comedy. >> that's his schick, if i may. he talks about what he's being accused of doing in a sense on stage and gets laughs for it. >> there has been celebrities taken to social media previously accusing him of various things. but we have reached out repeatedly to his treeam for comment and haven't heard back. but unfortunately this is another celebrity coming out in the weinstein fallout and kevin spacey scandal. >> add him to the list. because unlike you the others on this list of allegations of sexual harassment, this is masturbating in front of women, not actually physically touching them. >> no physical contact has been alleged at this point. but this is the reason why
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sexual assault are difficult to define. they die fine it as unwanted behavior without their consent. so technically speaking this may fall under that definition. however, i very rarely have seen prosecutors prosecute where there isn't actual physical contact. >> where there isn't? >> correct. where there is not physical contact. so i don't see a criminal prosecution. also, many of these are decades old. and prosecutions really the reason why we have statute of limitations for these types of charges. because over time witnesses memories fade, their credibility, they lack credibility when they get on the stand and recount events that occurred years and years ago. in the wake of the bill cosby scandal, many states came out doing away with sexual assault statue of limitations. >> which is the deal with harvey weinstein in new york. >> and you look at these women, the reason they don't come out in the beginning is because they
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are ashamed they feel maybe they have done something wrong. and it's specific with sexual crimes, which is why i this i we need to do with the statue of limitations in these types of cases. >> but i'll say when you say with harvey weinstein and kevin spacey this type of a report empowers men and women to come forward so we may see other accusers come forward in the coming hours. >> now it seems the time more than ever to speak up, men and women, speak up. carolyn and chloe, thank you so much. just to remind you about this big town hall topt on sexual harassment alisyn camerota is hosting tonight 9:00 eastern here on cnn. >> just in to us the house ways and means committee has voted to advance their version of the republican tax bill. we are going to take you back to capitol hill in just a moment. stay here.
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just in, the house ways and means committee has voted to
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advance version of the republican tax bill. phil is on the hill for us. this is a big deal. >> it really is. to put it in historic context, to move a tax bill, something that hasn't been done in 31 years, i think we kind of look past it a little bit how fast republicans are moving on this because they are doing it almost entirely in a partisan matter. that these legislative steps before this year were people couldn't figure out a way to get to. so that a big deal legislatively getting through the committee process and sending to the house next week is a bill deal. here's the road. now the hard work starts in the house. talked about the senate bill earlier in the hour. house still has a lot of work to do. can only lose 22 republicans. 30 plus republicans from the tax reduction states they need show shore up. they have a lot of minor issues as well. certainly more issues to come. they have been meeting member to member, leadership brady of the ways and means committee to
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ex-toll the benefits. giving them slide presentations and break it down show why over all if you have problem with one or two provisions that over all the bill is winner. there are plenty of questions about that and plenty of data that shows that fr a lt of individuals, particularly in the latter haft of the decade taxes will go up. but as of now gop aids feel they are in okay place. the big question though, brooke over the next couple of days can they get the members right now they feel are on the edge of yes, push them over the line, or does this start to spiral in a bad way. the answer to that question will say whether this continues to move forward. >> answer yes, not good enough. phil mattingly. thank you so much. meanwhile president trump is in china with radical about face on country trade practices. standing next to president xi he even praised him for taking advantage of the u.s. >> i don't blame china. after all, who can blame a
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country for being able to take advantage of another country for the benefit of its citizens? i give china great credit. >> far cry from the language antoine we heard from candidate trump when he was back on the trail who accused china of being an economic enemy. so let's start there. graham alison is with us, professor at the harvard kennedy school. graham, so nice to have you on. just on china and the change of tone, i mean he had once accused china of raping the u.s. and now this. >> well, trump is always surprising. i would say the proposition that he's blaming his predecessors for being so soft on china and giving china a pass is an interesting twist on the matter. and i think what he has said to xi that was then and now is now and i trump are demanding a different deal. >> this is all of course with
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the back drop of north korea nuclear tensions. and we wanted to grab a line from your politico piece where you wrote i am prepared to bet $100 of my money that when trump leaves office it will remain a major challenge for his successor. why did you say that? >> well, basically trump has got a way in which he expresses things and unfortunately many things get confused by it. he says i am going to solve the north korean problem. and i try to point out that for better or worse, the north korean problem is not solvable. kim jong-un has very good reason to have a nuclear arsenal and to keep a nuclear arsenal. so when either trump tries to tell xi which he did in florida and here, if you don't solve this problem i'll solve it and you won't like t he's not yet in
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the reality zone. when he leaves office north korea will continue to have nuclear weapons and the capability to threaten south korea and japan. of that i feel virtually certain. so i just was trying to put the point extremely provocatively, but it's an offer that i have on the table $100 of my dollars against the dollars of yours, when trump leaves office north korea will still be a major nuclear challenge for the u.s. that's assad reality but one that we'll have to cope with. >> another country that is friends with, not very far away from north korea, you know where i'm going, russia, and we fwhoe that there is talk of this trump putin meeting tomorrow, graham. where -- i imagine the priority is north korea. although we are told russian meddling in the election, you no
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know, is on the docket of discussion. what should president trump challenge president putin on specifically? >> great question. everything connects unfortunately to everything else. north korea is the most urgent problem today. if we jump ahead a year from today, either north korea will have an ability to strike san francisco or los angeles with nuclear weapons, that's number one. or two trump will have attacked north korea and cause a war. or three minor miracle. and i'm praying for the miracle. russian piece of this is crucial because if xi plays ball and squeezes kim jong-un and trump, sorry, and putin gives him a way out, then there is not a solution to this problem. so basically trump is going to be trying to persuade putin not to be a spoiler to play along in this game. and i think it's a challenge
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because to whatever extent we treat russia as if they were every where a spoiler, they don't have much to lose. so this is a complicated diplomatic game. >> we wait to see what we get out of this potential meeting. i like option three as well, sir. graham alison please come back. professor, thank you so much. >> thank you so much for having me, brooke. thank you. coming up next on cnn just horrifying additional details about this gunman who killed 25 people plus an unborn child in the texas chushl sunday. former coworker saying that he used to buy animals off of craig's list for target practice. how could these warning signs have gone unnoticed? we'll discuss coming up. you might take something for your heart...
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we're getting some new details now on the gunman who murdered 25 people and an unborn child inside a texas church. the air force secretary speaking out moments ago after the military branch failed to relay crucial information about the killer's earlier conviction that could have stopped him from getting his hands on any guns. this as new details on the texas church shooter paint a picture of a very troubled man. former air force colleague telling cnn that the shooter some years ago claimed he had bought animals off of craigslist with the purpose of killing them. he told her, and i quote, was using dogs as target practice. this same woman shared with cnn that the texas shooter praised the white supremacist who walked
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into that charleston church in 2015 and murdered saying he wished he had the nerve to do that. let's start with art roderick, former assistant director for the u.s. marshal service and cnn pentagon correspondent barbara starr. let me begin with you on, how did the air force respond to the questions on why they didn't report this information? >> well, they did very quickly of course begin their own investigation into why his criminal convictions at court marshal for assault were not entered into federal law enforcement daal bases and what we learned from the air force a few minutes ago, they do expect to have an initial report on all of this as soon as next week. trying to explain where it fell short, how it fell between the cracks, as you say, that conviction at military court marshal would have prevented him from buying weapons. what they have determined is that 12 of the 26 victims did
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have a connection somehow to the u.s. air force either through direct service, family members, something like that. so it's hit very hard with the air force. they are now along with the rest of the military reviewing all of their data bases on criminal convictions trying to make sure that they are being reported to federal authorities and if they are not, where all of that is breaking down. the air force says it's going to go all the way back to 1996 to make sure that those federal data bases are now up to date. >> barbara, thank you. as that review is under way, and that's just a piece of the story, art, to you, i mean, we're learning these details about this derange the man who was buying dogs to practice shooting them in talks about the racist murderer in charleston and the quote to this friend at the time was he said he wished he had the nerve to do it, meaning kill people, but all he would be able to do is kill
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animals. he obviously sick, doesn't even begin to describe it, but what does it tell you about mental state and what could have been done. every day there's a new white flag that pops up that could have prevented. first of all the conviction for all intensive purposes is a felony conviction involving domestic violence. those things would have barred him. i think the other issue we have to look at is not only do you also have these people starting to come forward with very disturbing information about this individual who was enthralled with serial killers, enthralled with the killing at the carolinas at the church and then killing dogs. somebody should have reported this somewhere to law enforcement that this individual was either having these
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thoughts, posting this stuff on social media to try and take a look at this individual and put him on the radar. >> at least, you know, according to this woman, the air force did try to do a few things, he talked with chaplain, officials refer to him to a mental health office, you know, but still, obviously that didn't stop him from doing what he did. >> yeah. go ahead. >> no, just my last question is, you know, part of the frustration on behalf of law enforcement, they still can't get on his phone. and apple is saying they did reach out immediately to the fbi to try to help them out, but still, we remember san bernardino, this is a huge problem. >> that's exactly correct, but i will tell you that for several years, there's been this working group of law enforcement communications committee that is made up of basically federal agencies that use electronic surveillance to do their jobs. i know my old agency, it's imperative they have these capabilities to arrest and locate wanted fugitives and you're exactly correct, it
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boiled to the surface during san bernardino when i can say during, since san bernardino there has been some agreement that has been reached, whereby, if the fbi goes and gets a search warrant, apple will cooperate. i think they have found some middle ground here, and they should be able to get some cooperation here and get the information that's needed off that particular phone. and the u.s. coast guard investigative services because this has got to be dody. >> 100%. yes. art roderick, thank you. >> thanks. coming up next, more on the breaking news. these accusations of sexual misconduct against alabama republican senate roy moore. he denies all of this, but lawmakers up on capitol hill today saying he should step aside if these allegations are in fact true. back in a moment.
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fema is finalizing plans to help temporarily relocate hurricane maria survivors to the u.s. mainland. it'll be the agency's first air bridge. priority will be given to nearly 3,000 people who are still living in shelters. they will be flown from the u.s. territory to new york, florida, states chosen by the island's
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governor because of their sizable puerto rican communities. about 60% of the island is still without electricity. nearly two months after the deadly and destructive storm. i'm brooke baldwin, thank you for being with me here today in new york. a lot of breaking news on a thursday. jake tapper's going to take it from here. the lead starts now. this is cnn breaking news. welcome to the lead, i'm jake tapper. it's one of those afternoons where the breaking news never stops. we have news about schiller telling congressional investigators about russians trying to send women to then private citizen trump's hotel room in 2013 an offer he says he rejected. shocking new report about one of the nation's most critically acclaimed comedians. breaking news in the politics lead right now. four women that the republican nominee for the alabama u.s. senate seat, judge roy moore