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hi, there, brooke baldwin. you're watching cnn. i'm sitting in for kate again today. let's begin with president trump waking up this morning at what he calls the winter white house and firing off these pre-dawn tweets covering an entire grab bag of topics, even before sunrise, the president ripped into the nfl, saying the protests are killing the league. he also criticized lavar ball, the father of one of the jailed ucla basketball players. he called ball, and i'm quoting the president here, an ungrateful fool for not crediting him with securing the
release. he also called for prayers for those involved in the search and rescue mission of a crashed u.s. navy plane, but very little likely to divert attention from the president effectively endorsing his party's embattled senate candidate in alabama. the president batting away the accusations of several women who say roy moore pursued them as teenagers. instead, the president is breaking ranks with leading republicans who have called on roy moore to step aside amid the myriad claims of sexual misconduct. the reason, moore says he did not sexually assault a 14-year-old girl and said he did not ever try to seduce other women. >> well, he denies it. look, he denies it. he totally denies it. he says it didn't happen. he said 40 years ago, this did not happen. let me just tell you, roy moore denies it. that's all i can say. he denies it. and by the way, he totally denies it. well, he denies.
roy moore denies it. and by the way, he gives a total denial. he totally denies it. >> i think you see the theme here. "deny" being the key word. this is what the president is relying on. the word here of this accused predator, while also revealing a higher motive. the republican party's razor-thin majority in the senate. his reasoning, quoting him, we don't need a liberal person in there. let's get straight to it. our white house crews are covering it all for us today. let's begin, though, with jeremy diamond, here with me in new york. and jeremy diamond, the tweets! talk about the tweets. >> yes. listen, the morning after the president, obviously, all but endorsing roy moore, the controversial alabama republican, who's been accused of sexual assault, sexual misconduct, molesting at least one 14-year-old girl, the president is tweeting about everything but that. a kind of grab bag, as you were saying, of tweets here. we have him talking about lavar ball. this is one of the first tweets the president put out this
morning, saying it wasn't the white house, it wasn't the state department, it wasn't father lavar's so-called people on the grou ground, saying, it's me. it's the president of the united states who secured their release by talking to chinese president xi jinping. and the president returning to this familiar controversy of what the nfl national anthem's protests. he says, the nfl is thinking about a new idea, keeping teams in the locker room during national anthem next season. that's almost as bad as kneeling. and then he asked, when will the highly paid commissioner finally get tough and smart? the issue is kill ying your league. i think we need to be clear here, brook, that these are obviously distractions. that's not to say that the president doesn't want alabama republican voters to know what he said. he wants them to know what he said, to give them another reason to potentially believe roy moore's denials and disbelieve the allegations of multiple women against roy moore. but what he doesn't want,
perhaps he doesn't want the entire country focused on the fact that he all but endorsed an alleged child molester and sexual assaulter. that's why we're seeing these tweets coming out this morning. >> that's where our focus was when it broke yesterday and that's where our focus continues. because we're going to talk in alabama now. jeremy diamond, thank you so much for setup here. the white house has said that the fate of roy moore should be decided by alabamians, right? the voters in the great state of alabama. so that's where we have kaitlan collins standing by in montgomery. so in the wake of the big news from the president standing on the lawn, headed out of town, you know, how are alabamians feeling? are any of them changing their minds? >> well, this is certainly a high-stakes race here, brook, in alabama. and the president came out and voiced his support for roy moor yesterd e yesterday, saying he seemingly accepts his denials of these multiple accusations made by multiple women against roy moore, accusing him of sexual
assault. and while the president was making those remarks, he was also very critical of his democratic opponent here in alabama, doug jones. now, the president among many things said that doug jones was soft on crime. brook, as you know, jones is best known for helping successfully prosecute kkk members who bombed a black church in birmingham in 1963, that killed four very young girls. and here's how jones responded to the president's remarks. >> i believe their stories. i'm not going to call names, okay? i believe their stories. i'm not going to call names. i'm not going to label people. i believe their stories. i feel like my record speaking for itself, and i don't have to have the president or anyone else to talk about it to trayy label it. my record speaks for itself. i know my record on crime and criminal justice issues. i know my record on everything else. so that's -- you know, we've got three weeks to go. people are going to make that judgment.
>> reporter: now, this is certainly a boost for the moore campaign, brook. there have been multiple calls from republican leadership for them to drop out, but now that they enjoy the backing of the white house, it's not likely that they're even considering that anymore. and we actually heard from several people from the moore campaign here in montgomery yesterday, during a press conference where they took no questions from reporters, but they attempted to refute these allegations made by multiple women. and just to give you a sense of how in the detail, in the nitty-gritty they were truly getting, one of the accusers, beverly nelson said she met moore when she was just 15 years old as a waitress at a restaurant in gadston, alabama, and he said at one point, he had her in his car and drove her to the back of the restaurant where he said he assaulted her. and the moore campaign is trying to refute those allegations by saying that in her story, the dumpsters were on the back of the restaurant but in fact they were on the side of the restaurant and she said it was a poorly lit area, and they said
it's a well-lit area. and we actually heard from the candidate himself, moore, last night in an interview, where he continued to deny these allegations and he said he believes that brooke, more information is going to come out soon, that will prove him right. but certainly, a race where the white house is hoping to keep this senate seat in republican hands for now, brooke. >> kaitlan collins, thank you. i was listening yesterday down to dumpster locations and who had a phone in their childhood bedroom, right? those are some of the details. but let's talk politics here. let me bring in my panel. rebecca berg is a cnn political reporter, david mallory is a political consultant in alabama who's worked on both republican and democratic campaigns in the state. so, welcome, welcome. good morning to both of you. rebecca, just first to you on the politics of this and the president. i mean, obviously, he is going against -- by what he said at the white house, he is going against all -- so many of the republican leadership in congress and in his defense of moore. why do you think he's doing this?
>> well, you mentioned politics, brooke, and that's a big part of this, obviously. the president recognizes and he has had some of his allies reminding him over the past few days that his political base, his most enthusiastic supporters in alabama and even elsewhere are people who are still supporting roy moore. you look at the polling on this race and i know it's kind of been all over the place, but roy moore, even in the worst polls, is maintaining 40-something percent support in this race. and those supporters are donald trump voters. those are enthusiastic trump supporters. and donald trump recognizes that he can't get on the wrong side of those people. he doesn't want to betray his base on this. but the other side of this, barrack, brooke, is personal for the president. he sees some key parallels in what roy moore is facing right now to his own presidential election when he was facing multiple allegations by women of sexual misconduct. you, of course, remember the "access hollywood" tape and how republicans, many of them abandoned the president after that. so he sees what roy moore is
going through and he sees himself to an extent, in that -- in this controversy. >> now, that's the president. let's talk alabama. david, i was reading that strategists on both sides believe the race will really come down to whether the democrat in this race, doug jones, can convince suburban republican women from the state's larger cities that moore is unacceptable. reading the daily beast this morning, saying that the republican women in alabama have been shaken against the accusations against roy moore and some of them have now been going door-to-door, canvassing for the democrat. are you hearing stories like that? >> anecdotally, yeah, but it doesn't seem like they're moving en masse. i think the question is, do they vote at all. zpr >> do they, the republican women who had been supporting moore, they may just withhold their votes? >> exactly. i think there's a conflict and they really want a republican to win that seat. they want republican control.
they support trump's agenda. but they don't really like roy moore, so the easiest thing to do there is just not vote and let the chips fall where they may. >> wow. rebecca, we know that, you know, some senators have warned, if roy moore is elected, they may try to expel him. i realize there's a high bar for that. but doesn't that make president trump support here -- and i know you're say, it's all about playing to the base, but isn't that risky politics for him? >> sure, it would make him laoo like he supported someone who doesn't meet the threshold for serving in the senate, but in a way, expelling roy moore from the senate might be the best-case scenario for republicans when we're looking at this politically. >> why? >> because it would give them the opportunity to elect a republican and then say, he -- the take, essentially, a moral stand, to say that he doesn't meet our criteria. he doesn't meet this moral threshold for serving in the senate. we're going to take a stand against him. and then you would have an open
seat, a republican governor could appoint a replacement in the meantime. and then you have another special election. so that, i mean, for republicans, that would be the way out of this pickle, without having a democrat take the seat. and without having roy moore serving as a u.s. senator. >> so, does president trump, david, go to alabama, when he was talking yesterday to media, he didn't rule it out, right? the notion of going to alabama, being on the ground, stumping for roy moore. how much do you think, a couple more weeks left until the december 12th special election, how much does that help roy moore? >> i think it definitely helps him. and i think that they're going to make that assessment based on poll numbers and based on where they think that -- where they think the race is at the time. if they feel that he needs it to get over the line, it would not shock me at all to see him come. and it wouldn't shock me at all to see that either move or motivate voters that weren't going to vote, to go to the polls, especially his base of the white working class, white men, i think, would go stronger
for roy moore at that point. i think that that would be -- that would be an indicator that the race is closer than even we all think it is. >> we know that doug jones is capitalizing on some of this, depending on how you look at it, bad press, right, for roy moore. how -- what's his winning strategy? 30 seconds. winning strategy in these waning weeks? >> winning strategy is drive home the fact that he is -- that he's a tough federal prosecutor. that he has the type of background that most alabamians identify with. and that roy moore is just -- is morally not fit for the job. and that the republicans will throw him out, even if they elect him. >> david and rebecca, thank you both so much. >> thanks. >> appreciate you. happy early thanksgiving. >> you, too. happening right now here, this surrogate search furgent s people missing after a navy plane crashed overnight. eight military personnel onboard. they have been rescued and are
said to be okay but the other three are still unaccounted for. president trump tweeting earlier that the mirpgs administration watching the situation very, very closely and offering up prayers for all involved. so to barbara starr we go at the pentagon. so barbara, do we know anything about the condition of the eight and what about the other three? >> we're told that all eleven that were onboard this small fixed wing aircraft that was going to land aboard the carrier "ronald reagan," all 11 were u.s. navy personnel. eight rescued, now aboard the "reagan" and said to be if good condition. it is, of course, nighttime out there. the search does continue by u.s. and japanese authorities. still for three missing americans on this holiday weekend. so they will keep looking for them. and that, of course, is an urgent priority. the plane that landed, this is a workhorse of the u.s. navy carrier fleet. it goes back and forth, shutting people on and off the decks of aircraft carriers. it's an old model plane, but
it's got a pretty good safety record of reliability. we don't hear about a lot of crashes of this, so there will be an investigation certainly into what happened here. it has been a very tough and deadly year for the seventh fleet, out in the pacific. of course, you'll recall that two of the navy warships had crashes, collisions with other ships earlier this year, the "mccain" and "fitzgerald," 17 sailors killed in those incidents and a total of five ship incidents out in the pacific fleet where all of this is happening. the aircraft accident, no indication it had any relationship to some of the causes of these -- background causes of these ship incidents, but clearly, right now, the main priority is to find the three missing. brooke? >> barbara, thank you. let's talk this over more with cnn military and analyst john kirby. admiral, i was just on this
plane three, four weeks ago, on the flight from -- i was going from the air base down in southern, you know, south korea over to the "uss ronald reagan" and here's my picture. i just wanted to put a face on this story. these were the two young pilots who were flying when our crew was on it, heading the to go report on the sailors and i felt entirely safe. obviously, at the time, we were head gear because of the catch on the aircraft carrier and strapped in six ways. how rare are crashes like these? >> for this particular aircraft, brooke, they're extremely rare. since 1980, the navy has only recorded three crashes of a c-2 greyhound. the most recent was back in 2012. this was an aircraft, though it's an old model, we've been flying it for more than 50 years, it's got an extraordinarily good safety record. and you just don't hear much at all of mishaps with these things. >> just to take people inside of a c-2, you're strapped in there,
you're actually flying backwards in the body of the plane, and then you have the pilots obviously up in the front. you've got six different seat belts on and a helmet because of the way in which you land in a jarring fashion on an aircraft carrier. but that said, and actually, here's our video from when we were walking to the cod a couple of weeks ago in korea. the seventh fleet, admiral. this just adds to the list of bad headlines. what is going on? >> well, again, i think to barbara's reporting, we need to be careful drawing too many parallels between this particular aircraft mishap and all the other issues, particularly ship handling issues in the seventh fleet. so, and they'll investigate this and they'll find out what happened for sure. the naval aviation is really good at that. that said, you make a good point, brook. obviously, this is a very busy fleet. this is the fleet that's on the spearhead there in the asia pacific, the western pacific. and they have had a rash of mishaps and incidents.
i think that it will be prudent and i think the navy will do this. they'll take a look at this mishap in the larger context to see if there is any kix connections to resources and training and readiness issue. they'll take a look at that, but right now the focus needs to be on recovering those remaining three personnel, investigating this completely, and then let the facts sort of take them where they may. >> just lastly, in terms of the investigation, i imagine they're looking into potential human error.
>> one maintained, the navy does a good job keeping those aircraft flying, but you never know. there could have been something mechanical or technical twhaent wro that went wrong with it. >> our thoughts with the navy, especially around the holidays, especially with those family members wondering about their loved ones. appreciate you. now to this, running away from a brutal dictator. a north korean soldier attemp d attempteds to escape to north korea. we've got the video, our con rads firing at them as they run to safety. the whole thing caught on camera. coming up, we'll walk you through exactly wlahat happened. plus, senator rand paul's wife giving exclusive new details to cnn on the attack that broke six of her husband's riches. she said their neighbor blindsided her husband. she also said the senator is still struggling to breathe. those details into cnn, next. if you have moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis
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welcome back. you're watching cnn. i'm brooke baldwin. a daring is escape to freedom, all captured on video. take a look. this is how it begins. a north korean the soldier behind the wheel of this military vehicle, racing toward freedom. racing toward a new life on the other side of one of the most heavily fortified borders in the world. the vehicle comes to a stop just steps from south korean soil. his fellow soldiers equipped with body armor and high-powered weapons, run toward him. moments later, the defector ditches the vehicle and makes a run for it. his own comrades firing more
than 40 shots from pistols and an ak-47, as he struggles to reach south korea. doctors say he was hit at least four times before he ultimately reached freedom, making him just the third member of the north korean armed forces to escape this year. >> you could see there, just how he was dragged across the border. that video, by the way, marks the first time the u.n. command has released security footage of a defection across the demilitarized zone or the dmz. officials say the north korean troops violated the cease-fire agreement by firing across the military demarcation line, but that agreement remains in place and a key place from gordon chang is that north korea doesn't care about that rm citi armistice. we'll get into that in a second. but i was just at the dmz a couple of weeks ago. they tell you to keep your hands by your side because of all the
guards and the guns and the cameras. why try to defect, a, there. how rare is it that you actually see something like this? >> it's really rare to defect across the dmz. it is so heavily fortified. so you have many north korean troops there. they will fire. so most people when they defect, they go across the border into china. there are two rivers and an active volcano, but they just bribe the north korean guards. the chinese have not heavily patrolled their side of that border, so it's basically very easy for them to get across into china. >> the other interesting piece of this is the fact that there actually is video. we know that there have been defections, but the sheer fact that the u.n. command actually released this for the first time. why do you think they're doing that now? >> i don't know. but it could very well be a change that comes all the way from the white house, basically, saying, we're going to try to undermine north korea. if we show this video, people in china will see it, people in north korea will see it, and so, therefore, they'll understand that the regime is weak. but that's just pure speculation
on my part. >> and this korean war armistice, right, where, you know, one side is saying it's violated, the north korean soldiers ran across the line and fired across the line. you say north korea doesn't care. >> yeah, three times last decade, they formally renounced the armistice. also in september, north korea's foreign minister in new york actually talked about how north korea has the right to shoot down planes in american air space. that's completely inconsistent with the armistice. and all of these violations, what we call violation, it's that north korea is conducting basically war. we're saying, oh, there's an armistice in place. no, there isn't. if you have an agreement of that type and one side says it doesn't exist, it doesn't exist. and this puts our troops into some jeopardy, because, you know, the north koreans fire at us, we don't fire back. and that's a real problem. >> the more we're learning, also, about this north korean
soldi soldier, we've heard about how malnourished the north koreans are, but -- put down your breakfast, because this is the detail we're getting. that the north korean soldier has dozens of parasites that were actually extracted out of him because he ruptured his intestines and doctors say one of the parasites was nearly a foot in length. >> 11 inches long. >> and this is the result of north korea not using chemical fertilizer. what they use is human excrement as fertilizer. and that is the reason why north koreans have parasites in their intestines. that's another indication of how weak the regime is. you've got to remember that troops close to the border on the north side, they're the best-fed, best-equipped because of the possibility they don't want these guys defecting. when you have one of them defect across the border, it shows that there are problems in the north carolinaen military. >> and still those on the border, those aren't huge guys. those on the huge guys. i saw them with my own eyes. lastly, how do you think this affects any of the relations between the two countries and
ours? >> it isn't going to help because i released the video, but that i think is a good thing. the kim regime is unalterably oppose to the united states, to south korea. it is absolutely determined to build the world's most destructive weapons, and perhaps use them or threaten to use them. and so we've got to deal with this. and we haven't been. over the course of decades, the north koreans always get the better of us, and that is -- we've got to just change our way of thinking, which means, i think we need to re-think the armistice. >> okay. stunning to have this conversation, stunning to see the actual video. gord gordon chang, it is a pleasure. thank you for all your expertise. >> tonight, join will ripley for a look inside north korea. please tune in, 9:00 eastern, right here on cnn. this was not a scuffle. it wasn't a fight or an altercation. those are strong words from senator rand paul's wife in this new, exclusive piece to cnn. she talks about how their neighbor attacked her husband,
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his sob's release from that chinese detention center. he compared the trash-talking dad to a flamboyant fight promoter, saying, quote, lavar ball is a poor man's don king. in a follow-up tweet, he then called him an ungrateful fool. let's start there. doug heye is a former communications director for the rnc. jake mcaby is a former adviser to the hillary clinton campaign, and ying ma with the committee for american sovereignty, a super pac formed for the trump presidential campaign. so welcome to all of you. ying, if i may just begin with you. hearing the quote from the president of the united states, an ungrateful fool. is that helpful? >> well, i think it's high comedy. it's great theater. i think people are sort of always reacting in such odd ways to donald trump talking the way that donald trump talks. he's different from other presidents. >> but why do we want theater from the president? >> because this is how the
president -- this particular president is. this is the person that the american people elected. and the father of that basketball player is ungrateful. i happen to know a little bit about china. i happen to know a little bit about their criminal system. and in fact, it does require the help of somebody like president trump to extract his son out of prison and president trump, this is not the first time he's done this for an american. he also extracted a charity worker, who was jailed in egypt for three years out of prison in part because of his relationship with president seal cici there. so i think it doesn't hurt to actually express some gratitude toward president in this instance. >> not necessarily disagreeing with you, but i had a reporter here on set, jake, to you basically saying, these tweets from the president, these are his attempts of bright, shiny objects to keep people away from the news he made, essentially endorsing roy moore, this accused child molester in the senate campaign in alabama.
you listened to ying, how do you see it? >> it certainly could be about deflecting from yesterday's comments. that was absolutely an ugly moment. it is -- i think one of the really troubling parts about it, in addition to just the fact of standing up and supporting an alleged child molester is the fact that now you're going to have children who have been victims of assault, who have been victims of molestation seeing the president of the united states essentially say what their attacker usually says, which is, if you speak out, no one will believe you. we will believe your attacker. and that is a deeply problematic thing to say. and deeply harmful to millions of people around the country. >> and the tweets, doug heye? should he be talking about tax reform, you know, the news with lisa murkowski, saying that she would support the bill's repeal of the obamacare mandate? i mean, that is a step in the right direction for republicans. >> it sure is. i think what we're hearing is
american getting stupider, one click at a time. every time the president tweets something like this, frankly, every time lavar ball tweets back, these are both what we've been told time and time again that donald trump's a counterpuncher. so is lavar ball. and this is where america is probably tired of winning on this. we would like to move on to other topics. and here's why strategically it's important for the president. one, it distracts from t things he doesn't want to talk about, whether it's roy moore or jared kushner, and hadn't been as much of a topic this week as we're talking about other things. but takes your eye off the ball of tax reform. if you want to do something with this government and have accomplishments that this administration can rack up and tout, tax reform needs the president fully behind it. and as long as we're talking about these circus issues, we're not focusing on the things that we need to. that's unfortunate for the president and his legacy. >> let me turn the page and the conversation, doug, it's brooke, i know we have the same last name. we just heard some sound from
interview last hour, he claimed that the white house director of national economic counsel, gary cohn, essentially faked a bad connection with the president to get him off the phone during a meeting on tax reform. so here's the senator's story. >> gary gets up and takes the call on his cell phone, comes back into the room and says, we have somebody calling in from asia, and it was the president, which is nice, nice of him to do that. 15 minutes later, the president is still talking. and i said to gary, it was a room where we're all sitting around this big table, and i said, gary, why don't you just take the phone from -- your cell phone back and just say, mr. president, you're brilliant! but we're losing contact and i think we're going to lose you now, so good-bye. and that's what he did and he hung up. and we went back to having the kind of conversation where we needed to, where they ask good questions, looking for consensus and common ground and i think we've identified a little bit.
>> are you saying that gary cone faked a bad connection to get the president off the phone? >> i'm sorry? say again? >> are you saying gary cohn faked a bad connection to get the president off the phone? >> well, i wouldn't -- i don't want to throw him under the bus, but, yes. >> i think you just did. >> that's the bus. i think the bus just -- >> the bus is passed. >> they want to make sure they have have the kind of conversation. and that's what we need to do. there's areas where we can agree on stuff, but ask the right questions and be a good listener. >> ying, to you. you know -- >> i actually thought that was quite comicical, too, my first question was, was the senator faking a fake connection so that he could delay answering the questions from your colleagues earlier this morning. i think what the president is doing and what his team is doing is that they are focusing on tax reform, they've got big issues, and the president likes to talk. everybody knows that. >> but ying, but ying, here's what the other camp would say.
you know the reports of his own secretary of state were calling him a moron and now you have this senator, and a dear friend and, you know, in gary cohn, working on tax reform -- >> but it's an important issue -- >> faking a bad connection! why doesn't the president have better control over the people who are so, so key in his administration? >> well, we don't know that. actually, that is not true. i think that, in fact, he just came back from a very effective trip in asia. we've got a lot of things done over there. different people manage their staff differently. so do i prefer a barack obama who kind of lectures everybody and tries to prove that he's smarter than everyone else? i'm not so sure that's the preferred way to go. but actually, let me also comment on something. i think it's quite rich for jake to sit there and talk about donald trump's comments. i mean, where were you when hillary clinton threatened juanita broderick, someone who accused bill clinton of rape. >> oh, boy! okay. >> i think we actually do need to take another look at the context of all of this that's
going on. >> okay, okay, we've gone there, we've covered those accusations extensively. let's stay on -- we're talking about the president and we're going to stay on the president. we'll say good-bye for now, ying and jake and doug. thank you all very much for that this morning. we are hearing more about that bizarre attack on kentucky senator rand paul that left him with six broken ribs and left a lot of people wondering, what happened in his yard earlier this month. the paul's neighbor has pleaded not guilty to assault. new details are coming in from the senator's wife, kelley, in a column she penned for cnn.com, she said her husband hasn't taken a single breath without pain since the attack and some nights he has had so much trouble breathing that she has been terrified and was at the ready to call 20911. she also wanted to clarify what she says is misinformation about the attack. she writes that thecht spoky ha spoken to the neighbor in ten years and have barely seen him. as to reports that they had a
feud over lawn care, she writes, the only dispute was in the attacker's troubled mind. quote, this was not a scuffle, a fight, or altercation, as many in the media falsely describe it. it was a deliberate blindside attack. this has been a terrible experience, made worse by the media's gleeful attempts to blame rand for it, ridiculing him for everything from mowing his own lawn to composting. so that's part of kelley paul's defense of her husband and what exactly went down. you can read the whole piece. go to cnn.com. by the way, the lawyer for the neighbor says his client regrets the incident and would have handled things more diplomatically if he could have the moment back. still ahead here on cnn, uber is catching heat this morning after waiting a year to reveal a major data breach. and now new questions over whether the company paid the hackers a whole lot of money to keep quiet. (vo) the best gifts come with a special box.
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an alarming cover-up here. uber admits it paid hackers $100,000 to delete stolen information and keep quite about it. hackers stole the personal data of more than 57 million people and uber executives took deliberate steps to conceal the cyber attack for more than a year. samuel burke is live on this, which is kind of frightening. what kind of information are we talking about? >> reporter: brooke, this is unlike any other hack that i have ever covered. if you lack at it on the surface, if we put up a list of what was taken, you might think it was like some of the other hacks that we've had here on cnn that we've reported on. names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, 600,000 driver's licenses stolen, that's a bit different. but this is completely different from any of the other hacks for
two reasons. number one, uber did not disclose as soon as they found out about this hack. they're supposed to do with that with pretty much every state in the united states, and to different countries. already, tu already, the uk regulators have said they are supposed to know. perhaps even more worrisome is the fact that uber actually told me they paid the two hackers $100,000. you're not supposed to pay the criminals. that only gives them a reason to do it again, to more people, to the same company, possibly. this all happened under the old ceo. but the new ceo, dara hoshrashari put out a statement saying, none of this should have happened. and i will not make excuses for it. while i can't erase the past, we will learn from our mistakes. those mistakes may turn into big legal headaches. >> you're not supposed to pay criminals.
for so many girls maybe some boys too who grew up in the 1970s, david cassidy was their crush, their love, the guy on the record player and their tv on their wall and in their heart. the news of his death on tuesday of organ failure brought back a flood of memories about his life and career. here is stephanie elam. ♪ it's one of those nights >> david cassidy was the ultimate teenage idol. known for his role as keith in the hit tv series "the partridge family," his fresh face,
wide-eyed charm captured the hearts of millions of girls worldwide. >> you're taking is auto shop. >> me, too. >> the parred ridge family, a musical sit-com about a family and a rock 'n' roll band gave him a national audience for his own music. ♪ i think i love you >> i think i love you, the show's first single, topped the billboard 100 in 1907 and sold over 5 million copies. >> i was always a musician but i never pursued my career as a musician. it was just fate the way the stars aligned themselves. >> reporter: cassidy's wispy voice and wholesome persona broke out from the small screen into sold out arenas around the globe. his fan club at one time reportedly had had more members than elvis or the beatles. in 1972, at the height of his partridge family fame, he began to shift away from his squeaky clean image appearing naked on the cover of "rolling stone"
magazine and in the article, admitted using drugs and alcohol. it marked a turning point in his career and his life. four years after the partridge family hit the air, his teenage fan base had moved on. and so had cassidy. >> his rear row worship was so great, i had to leave it. i couldn't sustain it any longer. ♪ i woke up too son stardom long behind him, he turned to broadway. in 1993, he starred in the musical "bloodbrothers." three years later he mov to vegas where he headlined the mg m's efx show, at the time the largest theatrical production in the world. in private though, he struggled with alcoholism, a battle that would soon take a very public turn. in his 60s, cassidy faced multiple charges of driving under the influence and went through the rehab. >> it's very humbling and it's also humiliating. >> reporter: but his biggest battle was yet to come. in 2017 it, cassidy revealed that he suffered from dementia.
his mother had died of complications from alzheimer's disease only a few years before. >> to watch someone that raised you and was so vibrant start to lose their mind and disappear is arguably the most paveful thing i've ever experienced. >> reporter: looking back on his own life, there is one memory cassidy hopes will never fade. his 1972 concert in madison square garden. cassidy leaped onto the stage in his signature white sequinned jumpsuit. thousands of adoring fans screamed his name. his own family among them. >> it was just so emotional for me, and i just felt so blessed to have that moment with them. i mean, it's the highlight of my life. ♪ and just to update you here, a couple minutes ago we brought you the sound from senator tom carper, democrat, delaware on cnn talking about a meeting that
democratic senators had with the president's economic adviser gary cohn which included a phone call from the president. so the white house is now disputing senator carper's account that the call ended because he faked a bad connection. instead, a white house spokesman just sent us a statement. let me read it right now. senator carper's claim system completely false. gary cohn left the room and continued to speak with the president privately for several minutes before they concluded that call. so there you have it. the side from the white house. we'll be right back. my digestive system used to make me feel sluggish but now, i take metamucil every day. it traps and removes the waste that weighs me down, so i feel lighter. try metamucil, and begin to feel what lighter feels like. [and her new business: i do, to jeanetgo. jeanette was excellent at marrying people. but had trouble getting paid. not a good time, jeanette. even worse. now i'm uncomfortable.
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welcome to "inside politics." i'm john king. the president makes his controversial choice in alabama's senate race. he wants judge roy moore despite allegations he once molested a teenager. >> roy moore denies it. >> what about the women? >> and by the way. >> what about the nine women. >> he gives a toejts denial. 40 years is a long time. he's run eight races and this has never come up. so 40 years is a long time. >>