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pregnant than i can at no weeks pregnant. 17 years is a long time to wait. >> this is my only warning. jackson, don't put your mom's name into youtube. let wendy play us out. have a great saturday. ♪ hello, everybody. i'm uma live in new york. tensions on the rise after another attack leaving three palestinians dead. now the finger pointing begins. is the u.s. doing enough to help its key ally. back in this country, a muddy mess. cars and trucks covered following dangerous mudslides in california, leaving many drivers and residents caught off guard. >> it's pretty scary to see the water on both sides and moving very quickly and rising very quickly. i was thinking about how i was
going to go out the sunroof to get on top. >> we will bring you up to date on the latest cleanup efforts on the way right now. >> remembering the bottomer of the uss cole 15 years after the bloody attack took the lives of 15 and injured 40. the insight on that horrific day and the continuing war on terror from radical extremists leading a global jihad. america's news headquarters starts right now. but first it's the question everyone is asking, will he or won't he? a member of joe biden's inner circle break the silence at last, describing what campaign he would mount if he throws his hat into the ring. a letter being passed from ted
kauffman, a long-time support isser, said the vice president would wage a skpaeupb from the heart and he insists a decision is near. kristen fisher is on the campaign trail. >> reporter: the message is be ready. the decision is imminent. he is running out of time. something his own political team is publicly acknowledging. one of his top advisers says if he decides to run we will need each and every of you yesterday. today the vice president didn't seem to be in much of a hurry. he went to his granddaughter's cross country race. tonight he will receive an award in new york city. hillary clinton just announced she has $33 million in the bank. in nine states, clinton is pulling in more money than all the republican candidates combined, according to the latest filings. so if the vice president decides to run, he has a lot of catching
up financially to do. now, on the republican side, donald trump and jeb bush are at it again. this time over some comments trump made during an interview with bloom berg in which he blamed george w. bush for the terror attacks on 9/11. watch. >> when you talk about george bush, say what you want. the world trade center came down during his time. blame him or don't blame him, but he was president. >> jeb bush posted how pathetic for donald trump to criticize the president for 9/11. we were attacked and my brother kept us safe. >> and suggesting george w. bush is a loser because we were attacked shows that you don't understand this war. they are calling on trump to apologize. so far trump has not responded. >> thank you for that update. lots of fireworks definitely to be sure. well, hillary clinton's
long-time aide appearing before the benghazi committee for a meeting behind closed doors, answering questions about the terror attack on our diplomatic compound that killed four americans, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. this coming before hillary clinton's highly anticipated testimony before the same committee. more now from our washington bureau. >> reporter: after being with the house benghazi committee, abedin said she was as helpful as she could. >> i answered all the questions to the best of my ability. >> reporter: sources say abedin said it did little to fill in the points. including how secretary clinton responded the night they occurred. >> it is still unclear what was in the conversations.
and we didn't know that. i don't think she knew that. so that will be an interesting point exactly what were in these conversations and who all did she talk to that night. >> reporter: the committee will have a chance to ask clinton herself. clinton and her campaign, though, are attempting to raise further doubts about the committee's investigation. >> i think it's pretty clear that whatever they might have thought they were doing they ended up becoming a partisan arm of the republican national committee an overwhelming focus on trying to, as they admitted, drive my poll numbers. >> we have a task. we're going to complete it. i'm confident that the american people will say this was a professionally conducted investigation. >> reporter: clinton is riding a wave of momentum. it is hoping to have any falloff that could make it more appealing for vice president joe
biden to enter the race. uma? >> thank you very much. let's turn to a member of the house armed services committee. welcome, sir. great to have you here. >> great to be with you. >> thank you so much. there are a lot of folks or that are anticipating some fireworks coming up this week, coming up next week with hillary clinton set to testify. there are those who are concerned that this particular committee has become too politicized to really come out with a fair and accurate result in this investigation. how do you see it? >> i have great confidence to ascertain the truth. it's not about hillary clinton. it's about the truth. and i think americans deserve the truth. obviously i'm sensitive to it because we had two former s.e.a.l.s. we had an ambassador that died in the line of duty. and i think americans deserve the truth.
and we get wrapped around the e-mails. the fbi is looking at the e-mails. the e-mails are separate. what the committee is focused on is about benghazi and finding the truth. and americans deserve the truth. and i'm fully confident at the end we will get the truth. and i think we should accept it. there has been over 50 individuals who have been interviewed. ms. clinton is one of them. but her challenge on the e-mails about whether they're classified or not, you know, that's being looked at in a different light. and quite frankly, if i have ever had classified information on my server at home a former navy s.e.a.l., my post office would be leaven worth, kansas. >> so do you feel -- do you believe what you know so far, is it your view that she -- >> well, you know, what i do
know is classified information. and when you have top secret information, as what has been widely release odd your server at home. if you say, well, my server is protected by secret service agents, that's laughable. what i do know is the investigation itself is not political. it's about the truth. and if ms. clinton has exposed herself by saying i didn't classify, i can't have any classified information, that, you know, all the information in the e-mails that i deleted had to do with yoga or whatever, you know, i think american people look at that and give pause to her credibility. i think at the end the truth will come out. me as a former s.e.a.l. looking at classified information -- >> let me jump in here. what is it you're hoping to learn from mrs. clinton at this point that she has not already testified about? >> i want to say the gaps. and i want the underlying truth
of what went on. we had a situation where an ambassador was killed, two former navy s.e.a.l.s, a communicator. and i think america should not forget benghazi. for some on the left, oh, it's political. some on the right, hammer ms. clinton. it is not about mrs. clinton, per se. it's about the truth. we have to focus on finding the truth. now, during the course of this journey, other things have come out. who authorized anybody to have a server that was unprotected, that had classified information at anyone's home? who authorized that? the state department authorized some server. who authorized that server, unprotected to have top secret information on it. and who deleted it and why? of course as it goes through, other questions are asked.
other questions about the relationship between the clinton foundation and her interactions. the relationship between classified and top secret information being held. was the secret protected? all those things are the result of the benghazi, the result because questions have been raised. but trey dohety has been trying to find the truth about benghazi. so i think the benghazi committee is not political. they want the truth. we should know the truth as american peel. as the process has gone forward, other things have come up and in question. that's why mrs. clinton, why her numbers on are you trustworthy? >> the poll numbers showing that her trustworthiness continues to go down when you ask that question. let me switch, in the few moments i have left, there is
still a great deal of uncertainty about what happens to the post, speaker of the house. people are waiting to see ryan, whether he decides to step into that arena and go ahead and run for that seat. let me ask you, though, i heard some rumblings that you may be interested in the job yourself. tell me more about that. >> i said i would consider it pause the job of the speaker. and there's been other freshman before. but status quo is not working. americans are upset. they view congress as not doing our duty. and it's about leadership. it is about teamwork. it is about articulation of where congress is going. and i've been highly critical of this president. but his number's is about people popular. when america doesn't view congress as a body that is doing their duty, it has
ramifications. it is time for congress to unite. it is about leadership and not policy. it is about articulating a message that is important to america. if you have 218 votes is, that's the number that you have to get. but we also have to do a better job looking out for the american people and telling the nation what we stand for. . i think as a country we have strayed too far from for the viewers. spend a little time, review the constitution, read it once again. it is a magnificent document that our country has been founded on. >> let me ask you very specifically then. is it your belief that congressman ryan will go ahead and move forward to accept that position, or are you thinking about running because you believe that he will not go in that direction? are you considering that run for house speaker because you believe that he's not going to
step into it? >> well, we're all -- i think we're hopeful that paul ryan will run. i think he would be a spectacular personally. trey gowdy is passionate he is not going to be the speaker. so the focus turns to paul ryan. magnificent individual. he's got a great mind. if he doesn't run, as a congress and a caucus, we have to understand that it is about america and not congress. america wants to move the policies forward that will make us stronger in the long run and create opportunities so all of america can be competitive and prosperous and live the american dream. that's the pledge. that's why we go to washington. 20% of congress is freshman. >> that's true. >> 60% of congress has not been there more than two or three
terms. >> congressman, thank you very much. i apologize for the audio delay. keep us posted how things move forward and update us on what lies ahead. >> i will. well, thank you. it's been a pleasure and delightful as always. >> thank you. now we want to hear from you. can the benghazi committee make more headway despite the accusations it has been too politicized? we want to hear from you. you can tweet me @umamemmaraju. two stapping attacks in jerusal jerusalem. three palestinian attackers have been killed. one female officers suffering minor injuries in that city. joining us now is john huddy
with the latest. >> reporter: uma, these were back-to-back attacks. this could be a prelude of more ratcheted up violence not only in the west bank but jerusalem as well. the targets being soldiers as we saw earlier today. let's start with hebron with an 18-year-old palestinian man approached a security checkpoint and tried to stab an israeli soldier is. when that reportedly failed, he went after an israeli citizen who was armed and shot and killed the attacker. later, a 17-year-old palestinian female managed to shoot and kill the attacker. the soldier, as you mentioned, uma, was lightly wounded. in hebron, an attacker was shot and taken into custody in
jerusalem. a 16-year-old pulled out a knife is and tried to stab a soldier. now there are reports of two more attempted stabbings, raising concerns this may be a prelude of more to come. there have been clashes all week. bethlehem as we saw up close. we were there. hebron. and also more today. ramallah with rioters facing off with israeli security forces there. this, uma, has the political distention continues. we have been talking a lot about this. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is expected to meet with secretary of state john kerry at some point this coming week in europe to discuss ways to quell the overall violence and come to some kind of political solution. secretary of state kerry speak to mahmoud abbas over the phone
earlier this week warning abbas not to incite any violence. that is something prime minister netanyahu has been accusing him of doing. he said that he would try to reduce the overall tensions. whether he's involved with the discussions in europe next week, well, that's unclear. it seems at this point very unlikely, uma. back to you. >> they are far away from any peace negotiations at this point. john, thank you very much for the update. we'll have much more on the escalating violence in the middle east a bit later in the show with former israeli ambassador to the united nations. a river of mud blanketing the highway buries trucks and cars. the latest on the cleanup efforts under way and what it will take to get things back on track. then new details on the condition of drug kingpin el chapo. it could mean the fugitive's capture may be right around the corner.
welcome back, everybody. workers in southern california continuing to clean up this afternoon after a massive mudslide rolled through this week, covering an entire highway in waist-deep mud all along the way. huge excavators being brought in to help clean up the mess. crews saying it could take several weeks before this stretch of road in antelope valley gets back to normal. more than 200 vehicles trapped in mud when state route 58 was completely washed out. the highway was since reopened. thankfully, though, there have been no injuries. >> now, turning to this other developing story. there's been a possible break in the hunt for el chapo. he is the drug lord who has been on the loose since last july when he broke out of a
high-security prison. will carr joining us live with more on the fate of el chapo. >> reporter: he is one of the richest, one of the most powerful, and one of the mostda. he broke out of a mexican prison back in july of this year. mexican authorities have been looking for him ever since. there were reports that authorities recently intercepted cell phone signals in sierra madre. they believe he was staying at a ranch in that area. they zeroed in but chapo was able to escape. it is believed he was hurt in the process. the exact details have not been released. it is not the first time he has escaped from law enforcement. in july, he walked into is a shower stall and slipped into a tunnel built into the stall is that led him out of the prison. he was then flown to see that
low what, according to the associated press. then he broke out of another prison after rolling out in a laundry cart. he stays in the shadows. he has 150,000 people on the payroll. although few have ever met or seen him. he dresses like a priest or army officer. it is believed he has had multiple plastic surgeries. here in the united states he is chicago's public enemy number one. although it is believed he has never been to chicago. that's pause of all the drugs he has pumped into the city. and forbes over the years has named him several times one of the most powerful people in the world. this comes as the united states has a $5 million reward out there for any information that leads to his arrest. uma? >> all right. well, thank you very much . >> reporter: you bet. astronaut scott kelly boldly going where no one has gone.
his record will continue to grow. by the time kelly returns to earth next march, he will have spent 522 days in orbit. he and his twin brother, former astronaut mark kelly, are examining the effects of space travel on the human body. good for him. all right. family and friends fearing the post after lamar odom was found unconscious at a brothel. the wave of deadly bloodshed. why our next guest says the palestinian authority is trying to turn the conflict into a religious war. [ male announcer ] some come here to build something smarter.
well, now it's a time for a quick check of the headlines. family members of former nba star lamar odom saying he is out of his coma and speak issing. he was found unconscious following a three-day drug and alcohol binge at a nevada brothel. "the wall street journal" reporting that drone owners must register. they will meet this week to nail down the specifics. and then there's this. can you believe that? take a look at those guys. today marks the annual bridge day festival in west virginia. it is the one day a year it is legal to jump off the 876-foot span across the new river gorge. hundreds of b.a.s.e. jumpers are doing just that. 80,000 people are expected to walk across the bridge.
well, as we have been reporting, new stabbing attacks in israel as tensions continue to mount in the jewish state. israeli security forces reporting at least five attacks in jerusalem and the west bank. four killed. and weeks of palestinian shooting and stabbing attacks that have left dozens of people dead. joining us now, we are very honored to welcome former israeli ambassador to the u.n. so great to have you here in our studio. thank you so much for joining us today. >> it is great to be with you. >> the news is extremely troubling and disheart epping at a time when so many people had hoped there was going to be some calm. we are seeing more and more attacks happening in the region. and there are many people who are quite outraged by the fact that we are hearing that this administration continues to draw
a moral equivalencequivalency. what's your reaction to that? >> well, i know many people are outraged. i am mostly saddened. i am sad that the president of the united states, the leader of the free world, after nearly eight years in office, is still making this moral equivalence. it is just unbelievable. because, you know, it's time that president obama realized that mid east isn't the midwest. it is a cruel, vicious, ugly, very, very dangerous place. and he's made enough miss trainings in the past, whether it's leading from behind in libya, or drawing red lines in syria, supporting the muslim brotherhood in egypt. extremists. for him to blame his closest ally, the only democracy in the middle east of excessive force. i mean, what would the united
states do if it had people through the streets with knives and guns trying to stab people, stabbing people to death. and believe me, the israeli law enforcement is doing everything to minimize casualties. but when this is the reality, when mothers send their children to school and don't know whether they will see them again. when people are afraid to send their children to kindergarten pause these places are attacked. and what the president i think doesn't understand, these are the same people who are beheading americans. they are trying to turn this into a religious war and in the name of religion creating the most horrible crimes in humanity. >> do you want to hear what the president had to say about this yesterday as he reacted to the news about these attacks and his response. let's listen in. >> we also believe that it's important for both prime
minister netanyahu and israeli elected officials, and president abbas and other people in positions of power, to try to tamp down rhetoric that may feed violence. >> so he's calling this to be a situation on both sides rather than calling out the palestinians and the international community. even the u.n. security council right now is blaming israel and saying that israel's heavy-handed actions have contributed to the violence is. when, in fact, israel is defending itself. what would we be doing in the united states if people were attacking us with knives? >> i think this is unbelievable. i think the president and the administration know how horrible palestinian in citement is. what we are witnessing today in these horrible days in israel is
inciteful. they are raised from 2 or 3 on school books which encourage them to kill as many jews as they can, who promise them 72 virgins in heaven if they become martyrs. when you create so much hate and so much incitement, this is what you get. we raise our children to be doctors and save lives. they raise their children to be assassins and take lives. and i think the president is making a horrible mistake and a very unfair statement equating both side. there is one side which is out there with knives and with guns inciting and trying to kill as many israelis as they can. is and then there's the other side, which is america's ally. and the only democracy in the middle east and a friend who are
trying to defend themselves. i just ask myself, what would americans do if they had this reality in new york, chicago, or washington, d.c.? would you just sit back? you had your reporter before saying what we are witnessing today is just a preview of what is to come. it is actually a preview. it's a horror movie soon to be seen in a theater near you. because these are the same people doing this in london, madrid, paris, and the united states. these are the same people who brought about 9/11. would the president say that the americans, you know, were to blame for 9/11? this is unbelievable and this is very, very worrying to me. >> so you're not very hopeful as we move forward in the final seconds i have left here, john kerry set is to meet with the prime minister to talk about what direction to go in and trying to bring both sides to a
truce here. you don't expect that to happen? >> i know john kerry means well. i'm sure he means well. and i'm glad he's trying to bring down the flames. we're trying to bring down the flames, lower the flames as much as possible. but at the end of the day, you have to stop the in citement and make the other side realize this is not the way. the way is to sit down at the table, talk, try to reach a settlement. you will not do it with knives or guns. >> thank you for joining us. always good to be with you. us airways becoming one with american airlines. will the mega merger cause turbulence for flyers? plus, this. 15 years after the bombing of the "uss cole" families of the victims still waiting for justice. we will talk to the former
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no secret there is no love lost. if he runs, do you think his team would position him as the white knight trying to rescue the party from scandal-plagued hillary? >> i think if that scandal persists, which i think it will, yes. i think that's one of the many placed he would attack her on. by the way, i think there's a good chance he will. >> do you think hillary clinton's campaign will have a tough road and the upcoming benghazi meeting will only serve to work against her no matter how many times she tries to call it a republican witch-hunt? >> this is typical clinton tactics, attack your accuser. obama stuck his nose in this
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17 crew members and 40 hurt when terrorists attacked the "uss cole." families of the victims are still searching for closure as the investigation remains incomplete. they marked the day at the naval station in virginia, now home of the "uss cole." welcome, sir. great to have you today. thank you so much for joining us. this is a very bittersweet anniversary for you. take us pack to that day as your crew struggled to survive and perform heroic acts. >> well, uma, thank you for having me on and taking time-out of your program to remember my crew. we pulled into the port on the morning of october 12th, 2000. the refuel expected to be six to eight hours.
we contracted to have three garbage barges to take off trash. the third that approached was not the barge but a boat filled with water borne improvised devices. thanks to the heroism of my crew, they were quickly able to stabilize the ship, evacuate the wounded. and the "uss cole" has been brought back, rebuilt, and she is out there defending today. >> a symbol for all to take note of and to remember the heroism and bravery. osama bin laden tied to that horrific act. now we are talking about even more extreme terrorists on the loose. isis to be specific. they are waging global jihad. from your vantage point, where are we in this fight against
terrorism? >> well, in some ways we have made some progress. but we have also taken a step back as well. if you have to exercise leadership in order to make this get done. let's face it, everyone knows at this point we are fighting radical islamist terrorists. whether it was a failure to recognize it back then and take action as a result of action on my ship or whether it is today when you have a president choosing to lead from behind, not calling it like it is, threatening the only democracy in the middle east, leaning on them, let's face it, we are going to need to take greater leadership role in the future in order to contain this threat. isis over there right now is a threat to the entire region. yet the countries over there are continuing to allow back channel funding articles deals which allows isis to continue to remain in power. we are now seeing the russians introduced into that region, destabilizing even further our long-term prospects for putting that problem to bed.
>> commander, great to have you on the show. an honor to have you indeed as we look at what happened 15 years ago. we certainly know we have a long way to go. many americans still think of course we are not doing enough. but in time, let's hope things get better. always a pleasure. >> thank you for honoring my crew. but also let's see justice for those families that truly deserve it that has been delayed for over 15 years now. >> absolutely. thank you so much. we wish you all the best. >> thanks, uma. that's going to be a wrap for us. kelly wright and julie bandares are coming your way next. fteen n car insurance. yeah, everybody knows that. well, did you know that playing cards with kenny rogers gets old pretty fast? ♪ you got to know when to hold'em. ♪ ♪ know when to fold 'em. ♪ know when to walk away.
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