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the morning news and of course, cbs this mornininin captioning funbs captioning funded by cbs it's it's friday, march 3rd, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." president trump is standing by his attorney general as jeff sessions makes a decision about his involvement in certain investigations. >> i have recused myself in the matters that deal with the trump campaign. >> mr. president, you do still have confidence in your attorney general? >> total. boosting america's defense. the commander in chief steps aboard the navy's newest and most expensive aircraft carrier to promote his plans to rebuild the military.
good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters in new york. thanks for joining us. i'm hena daniels in for anne-marie green. president trump said attorney general jeff sessions did nothing wrong, but under mounting pressure from both democrats and republicans, sessions agreed to recuse helms himself from a federal investigation of an alleged russian meddling in the 2016 campaign. he met with a russian ambassador during 2016. good morning. >> good morning, hena. sessions said he didn't try to mislead anyone, but he acknowledges he should have been more careful in his testimony. top democrats say his recusal is not enough and he should resign. president trump irved a statement thursday night calling attorney general sessions, quote, an honest man, labeling
the controversy a total witch hunt designed to save face for democrats losing the election. >> i have recused myself in the matters. >> even with full support from the president sessions recused himself into any investigation with the russian contact in the presidential campaign, this after admitting he should have been clearer during his confirmation hearing in january about his dealings with russian ambassador sergey kislyak. >> i should have slowed down and said i did meet one russian official a couple of times. >> appearing on fox news the former alabama senator maintain his innocence. >> i don't believe anyone in that meeting would have said they had seen anything improper or unwise. >> republican lindsey graham called the recusal the best decision for the department of justice, but the democrats say it's not enough. >> the fact that the attorney general, the top cop in our country lied under oath, is grounds for him to resign. >> a senior white house official confirmed to cbs news yesterday mr. trump's son-in-law jared
kushner and former national security adviser michael flynn both met with kislyak back in december at trump tower. they described meeting as an inconsequential hello that lasted for ten to 20 minutes. questions about russia's ties to the trump campaign will likely dominate a hearing set for next week as they name rod rosenstein as attorney general. if confirmed by the senate, he would oversee any investigation into the issue now that sessions has recused himself. hena? >> roxana saberi here in new york. thank you. ahead on "cbs this morning," we will discuss the sessions situation and where it will go from here with washington post political reporter ed o'keefe. rand paul pushed for a look. followed by cameras, paul tried to gain entry into a room in
congress where he said a draft of the republican reform prop e proposal is being kept. paul says the new measure does not go far enough to repeal obamacare. turns out paul had the wrong room. he was standing outside someone's office. vice president mike pence told a group of ohio businessmen the trump administration will repeal and replace obamacare. >> the american people know the truth. obamacare has failed and obamacare must go. this failed law is crippling the economy and putting an enormous weight on american families. >> pence said the affordable care act placed a heavy financial burden on small businesses. it's reported that vice president pence used a private e-mail account to conduct state business when he was indiana governor and it was hacked. "the indianapolis star" reports pence used his personal aol account to communicate with advisers on homeland security matters among other things. the account was hacked last spring before he was chosen to join the gop ticket. pence frequently criticized
hillary clinton's use of a private e-mail account when she was secretary of state. two more of president trump's cabinet nominees have been confirmed. the senate confirmed ben carson, secretary of housing and urban development, and former texas governor rick perry as energy secretary. in the past perry had said he would do away with the didn't of energy. president trump used america's newest aircraft carrier as a backdrop to make his case for a military buildup. in his budget proposal, the president wants to add $54 billion to defense spending to, in his words, project american power in distant lands. david martin reports. >> reporter: nothing symbolizes american military mite more than an aircraft carrier, which is why president trump went aboard the navy's newest carrier, the "gerald r. ford" to support the
military buildup. >> we'll do only one thing. you know what that is? win! win! we're going to start winning again. >> reporter: but as the most expensive ship ever built, the "ford" which will begin its sea trials next month stands for something else as well. >> well, the "ford" is a poster child for how don't build a ship. >> they were designing it as they were building it. not a way to build a ship. this is just a dumb way to design and build a ship, particularly a carrier. >> reporter: it has new technologie technologies, including a new electromagnetic launch system here being tested with a dead weight to replace the traditional steam powered catapult.
>> not only price went through the roof but the schedule just became terrible because there were so many new technologies and it was so unproven. >> reporter: the "ford" is expected to cost just under $13 billion, and that's not counting the aircraft it will carry, including the f-35 joint strike fighter, which will cost the navy close to $100 million a copy. david martin, cbs news. this morning new rounds of air strikes reportedly targeted suspected al qaeda targets in yemen. reuters reports unwitnessed accounts of unidentified drones and helicopters believed to be american and deployed troops on the ground. yesterday the united states said it carried out 20 precision strikes in yemen, the first major u.s. operation there since january. just released video is at the center of a civil rights lawsuit 'ledging a georgia teenager was killed by deputies. in august 2015 deputies pulled over nicholas dyksma following a chase. his parents say he had been
sleeping in his truck, was startled, and drove away. video shows the deputies tased him and put him to the ground. one deputy put his knee on dyksma's neck. nearly 40 seconds passed. the county's district attorney is investigating. >> the case of vandalism at a jewish cemetery in new york is being investigated as a hate crime. more than a dozen headstones were overturned at a cemetery in rochester. this is the third known case of a jewish cemetery being vandalized in the past two weeks. tuesday marks the 52nd anniversary of a critical moment in the civil rights struggle. the 1956 march over the pettus bridge in alabama became known as bloody sunday. some 600 civil rights demonstrators marching to the state's capitol were attacked by coming up on the "cbs
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those are some of the headlines on the "morning news"stand. "the baltimore sun" reports that a federal judge has ordered six police officers held on racketeering charges are to be jailed until their trial. the officers are members of a unique unit tasked with getting donees off the streets. they're accused of stealing money, drugs, and property off the baltimore residents. "the wall street journal" reports that european lawmakers are voting to strip french candidate of her pardoned immunity. they want to prosecute her for posting messages on social media showing islamic state brutality including bee heading of american journalist james foley. she's leader of france's extremely right national front parties. ryan zinke trotted up the
national mall on horseback accompanied by a posse of u.s. police. he's from white fish, montana. zinke heads a department that manages a fifth of our land in the u.s. including national parks. "the boston globe" reports former president barack obama is this year's resip yenlts of the profile encourage award. the john f. kennedy library foundation said it was honoring mr. obama, for, quote, elevating the standard of political courage in a new century. caroline kennedy and her son jack schlossberg will present the award in may. and the las cruces sun news has a story about sleep pods at two new mexican schools. the pods feature a reclining chair and a sensory reduction bubble. at the touch of a button 20 minute sequence of relaxing music and soft lights calls for a time-out for students and teachers. still to come amazon reveals
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consumers products powerhouse proctor and gamble has revealed a new online campaign. it's called "we see equal." it doesn't promote a specific product. instead it's about the people that use them. it coincides with international "woman's day" on march 8th. on the "cbs moneywatch," amazon reveals what caused its cloud outage. and the first major car company offers an unlimited data plan. jill wagner is live at the new york stock exchange with that and much more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, hena. snap soared about 40% on its first day of public offering. in general stock on wall street pulled back from record highs. the dow lost 112 points, the s&p fell 14. nasdaq finished 42 points lower. it turns out a typo caused the amazon five-hour outage.
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life of most fruits and vegetables, not just a little but up to five times longer. ben tracy has the story. >> reporter: this hillside farm near santa barbara, it's not just the fruits that grab your attention but the fruits on the trees including these aptly named caviar limes. >> once you pick it, there's a timer going off. caviar limes are prized by restaurants and bars because of their acidity and texture, but they're picked, making shipping and distribution difficult. that's where he comes in. ruskey teemed up with him more than two years ago. >> we use feud to preserve food. >> they extract certain food molecules and mix them up in different combinations. the powder called edipeel is mixed with water and sprayed on fresh produce. >> when it dries, it leaves
behind this imperceptibly thin barrier of plant material on the outside of the produce, and that thin barrier slows down the rate that the water gets out of the produce and slows down the rate that oxygen gets in. and with that we can preserve the shelf life. >> how much longer does a piece of fruit last with your product on it? >> we think anywhere from twice the shelf life of a piece of produce to five times the life of a piece of produce. >> you're basically monitoring how this lemon is dying over time? >> exactly. >> reporter: this time-lapse room where they study the results. by day five, the untreated strawberries on top rot, but the treated ones on the bottom are still good to eat. it's fda-approved, and the thin layer it leaves behind is edible and tasteless. it would replace the wax that is often used on grocery store produce. apeel has raised $40 million from investors. right now they work with several
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our tom story this morning attorney general jeff sessions attorney general jeff sessions agreed to recuse himself from any investigation into alleged russian meddling in the u.s. election. during his confirmation hearing sessions failed to mention that during the campaign he met twice with the russian ambassador. the latest installment of the series, "living stronger," looks at a texas officer who lives life to the fullest by embodying the spirit of the law. omar villafranca caught up with him. >> reporter: when officer arthur parker directs traffic in front of clark high school in plano, texas, the 57-year-old keeps the cars and his body moving, surprising some drivers.
>> someone called and said, hey, there's a drunk. one of your officers is drunk in the middle of the street. they got a real call. >> reporter: but the students and staff who know officer parker or o.p. as he's called, it's nothing new. he's worked as a school resource officer for the past 27 years and he's living stronger by keeping people safe and spreading joy. >> he makes them laugh. >> janice williams is the high school's principal. >> my first impression was, oh, my gosh, this is going to be the person that's going to be protecting us because he did his normal goofy o.p. thing and went into some kind of character, and he's kept me laughing ever since. >> reporter: to keeps student motivated -- >> it's a 5k. what are you going to play? >> reporter: parker taught himself a tune for every lesson.
>> history lesson. ♪ >> trying to get kids moving along in the classroom. ♪ >> luke, i'm your fare. to the teens at park high, he's a confidante and confidence booster. >> o.p., he tries to find that connection. >> reporter: these two are students. >> he's mostly taught me how to be confident no matter what. >> when he's fun, he's always fun, like when things get really strict. >> reporter: last year officer parker was voted plano police officer of the year. to show their appreciation, the students came up with a secret plan. they surprised the police veteran with a pep rally. parker believes making other people smile is the key to a happy life. >> i feel like i have too much to give and i've still not given enough. not a lot of people have the opportunity or are aware of the power they have to make someone happy. >> reporter: omar villafranca,
cbs news, plano, texas. certainly made me smile. coming up on the "cbs this morning the climate diaries series continues with a trip to ant article and how the political research is discussing funding climate change. plus, kris van cleave shows us new technology that could help alleviate the headaches associated with traveling. >> reporter: it could be the future of airport security, new c.t. scanners that create a 3-d image of your carry-on bag, and they're coming to airports across the country this year. we're gong to show it to you first on "cbs this morning." that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
i'm anne makovec. kenny choi is off this morning. >> i'm michelle griego. it's friday, we made it, woo! . >> this week seemed long. i don't know why, but it did. >> really, though, since february, it has seemed long because we have had storm after storm. >> you have been busy. >> ite tightening up my belt because we have another one coming in. i was in denial as you know. i refused to put rain in the forecast for the longest time because i was wishing it away. sounded like rhianna, wishing it away. >> what song is that. >> we have rain in the forecast. here our live hi-def doppler radar. nothing on the screen timid. but see those clouds? it will continue to increase so although we are starting off mostly clear this morning, we'll end up mostly cloudy. no rain in today's forecast. sfo no problems with any kind of departures or arrivals. no delays at this early hour. same at oakland and mineta international airport. numbers are in the 30s and 40s. just as cold