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york city. i'm tony dokoupil. ♪ it's tuesday, may 16th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." >> there's nothing that the president takes more seriously than the security of the american people. >> but this morning, the president of the united states is accused of handing over highly classified intel to russia. his top aides attempt damage control by refuting the report but not the actual allegations. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this morning, the white house is
scrambling to respond to a damning report in "the washington post" alleging that president trump revealed highly classified information about isis to russia. the white house called the story false but did not deny classified information was disclosed. last week, according to "the washington post," the president shared details about an isis threat provided by another country with the russian foreign minister and ambassador. the move has the potential to jeopardize a critical isis intelligence source. the post reports the information was so sensitive it was restricted even within the u.s. government. the u.s. did not have permission to share the intel, and after the meeting, white house officials called the cia and nsa to try and contain the damage. hena daniels is here in new york. good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are demanding answers. the trump white house is back in crisis mode as it reacts to yet another bombshell. u.s. officials tell "the
washington post" that the president went off script when he revealed the specific isis plot. >> i was in the room. it didn't happen. >> reporter: president trump's national security adviser h.r. mcmaster pushed back against a "washington post" report monday claiming the president shared code word level classified information about an isis terror threat with the russians last week. >> the president and the foreign minister reviewed a range of common threats. at no time were intelligence sources or methods discussed. >> reporter: the post report does not say sources or methods were disclosed but rather that a specific plot was discussed. current and former u.s. officials reportedly told the paper the president went off script and began describing details about an islamic state terrorist threat related to the use of laptop computers on aircraft. >> i think that the white house is playing word games here to that effect to try to blunt the impact of this story.
>> reporter: one official tells cbs news the sensitive intelligence concerns the makeup of a possible isis laptop bomb and new calculations of its explosive power. >> the suggestion that he might have shared highly classified information inappropriately with the russian foreign minister is deeply troubling. >> it's disturbing, and let's find out what the details are, whether it actually happened or not. >> reporter: on the campaign trail, then-candidate trump repeatedly criticized hillary clinton. >> hillary clinton lied about her handling of confidential information. >> reporter: as president, mr. trump has the authority to declassify information, though it's unlikely that this alleged disclosure broke the law. meanwhile, president trump holds a meeting at the white house today with the prime minister of turkey. topping the agenda is to further global cooperation to confront terrorism. anne-marie? >> hena daniels here in new york. thank you so much. well, scott pelley asked cbs
news senior national security contributor michael morel his thoughts on just how serious revealing classified information gathered by another country may be. >> i think this is highly damaging for two reasons. first, the russians will undoubtedly try to figure out the source or the method of this information to make sure that it is not also collecting on their activities in syria, and in trying to do that, they could well disrupt the source. i think the second damage is that third countries who provide the united states with intelligence information will now have pause to do so. if the united states is sharing such information with the russians without their permission. so highly damaging. how could it happen, scott? i think this is a president who does not stick to the script. when presidents meet with foreign officials, they are given talking points. they're told, here's what to say on an issue, here's whatnot to say, and the president doesn't seem to stick to the script. >> the national security adviser
today said no methods or sources were compromised in what the president had to say. does that make you feel any better? >> not a lot better. certainly it would have been more damaging had he done so, but not sharing that source or method does not make any better the problem that i outlined earlier. >> now, "the washington post" is withholding most plot details, including the name of the city in isis territory where the threat was detected at the urging of officials who warned that revealing them would jeopardize important intelligence capabilities. and ahead on "cbs this morning," we'll talk with greg miller of the "washington post" who reported on the president's meeting with the russians. the president says the selection process for a nominee to replace fbi director james comey is moving rapidly. mr. trump abruptly fired comey last week and raised eyebrows by warning comey that tapes might exist of their conversation. the white house won't confirm or deny the tapes exist. >> the president made it clear
what his position is. i understand that because that's what his current position is. >> the president is reportedly frustrated by how his staff handled the comey firing and is considering a major west wing shake-up. the white house says it's confident the president's travel ban order will be upheld by an appeals court. hawaii is one of several states challenging the ban. it suspends the nation refugee program and temporarily bars new visas for citizens of predominantly muslim countries. judges from the ninth u.s. circuit court of appeals heard arguments yesterday. the judges gave no indication of when they might rule. the united states accused syria of burning bodies to hide the execution of thousands of political opponents. the state department says it believes about 50 prisoners a day are being hanged at a prison north of damascus. the state department released satellite photos of the prison complex. it accused the assad government
of sinking, quote, to a new level of depravity. >> we now believe that the syrian regime has installed a crematorium in the prison complex which could dispose of detainees' remains with little evidence. >> the photos do not prove the prison building is a crematorium but show construction leading to that conclusion. the u.n. security council says it will impose new sanctions on north korea following this week's missile test. the missile, launched sunday, appears to be the most powerful north korea has ever tested. north korea's nuclear program will likely top the agenda when the new south korean president visits washington in late june to meet with president trump. the ransomware cyber attack that attempted to extort money from hundreds of thousands of computer users worldwide may have originated in north korea. reuters reports researchers found evidence that some of the software in the so-called wannacry virus also appeared in
programs run by a north korean hacking operation. meg oliver has more. >> reporter: the ransomware cyber attack spread to asia monday. officials in india reported isolated disruptions. in indonesia, the malware forced hospitals to cancel appointments, leaving patients waiting. in britain, the national health service was still trying to fix some of the i.t. problems after the virus crippled the system friday, but officials are hopeful. >> we have not seen a second wave of attacks, so i think that is encouraging. >> reporter: the malware program is called wannacry, and it exposed a vulnerability to microsoft operating systems. the virus encrypts files and hackers demand $300 to decode the files or destroy them. more than 200,000 users in over 150 countries have been affected. carmaker re-naud kept one of its french plants closed monday as a
security step. u.s. security experts say the u.s. did not get hit as hard as other countries because the u.s. uses up-to-date versions of microsoft. but experts warn new versions of the virus could be on their way. meg oliver, cbs news, new york. federal investigators are trying to figure out why a private jet crashed as it was trying to land in a small airpt two crew members, the only people on board, were killed. their leer jet went down about a quarter mile from the runway at teterboro airport yesterday afternoon. the jet crashed into a building in that industrial area and burst into flames. >> as it came in, it came in and bellied up. it went upside down and landed on its roof and skidded after it hit the top of a building and skidded into the building adjacent to it, blowing up cars and anything in its path. >> no one on the ground was injured. the plane had taken off from philadelphia. coming up on the morning news, trump hotel protest. an artist projects a message on
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get out of the u.s. and into canada. kenneth craig reports from manitoba, where refugee shelters are operating beyond capacity. >> reporter: the lobby of this refugee resettlement program 68 miles north of the u.s./canadian border is often standing room only. >> did you just come from the border? >> yes. >> reporter: they've come to this center for shelter and safety, where director rita halal has been welcoming a sudden surge of refugees fleeing the united states for canada. >> this changes dramatically in the sense that in a normal year, we would see maybe 50 to 60 refugee claims. >> reporter: but in the four months since president trump took office, her staff has seen more than 400 refugees. >> this is where you are staying now. >> yeah. >> reporter: abdi is a 28-year-old somali refugee who made the dangerously cold journey across the border from
north dakota in the dead of night. >> in my head, i was like, i cannot even talk about right now. it was scary. >> reporter: he left somalia for the u.s. seven years ago and then fled the country last month, leaving his car, home, and job behind. he's a visa holder, but like many other fear, he was afraid president trump's tough immigration stance could put his status in the u.s. in jeopardy. >> so i just crossed the border. >> reporter: for him, the decision felt like life or death. >> where i'm from, there was a war. they're killing each other. a lot of terrorists and all that. >> reporter: a hearing will soon decide whether his asylum claim will be granted. in the meantime, others like him continue to flood the center, where they'll find a warm staff and a ray of hope for a new life. kenneth craig, cbs news, winnipeg, manitoba, canada. while the government lends a hand to four needy washington duckling families, two ramps were installed yesterday at the capital reflecting pool to help
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a massive terminal relocation at los angeles international airport is wrapping up overnight. chris van cleave reports on the big move. >> reporter: after the last flight of the day landed at l.a.x., the race to move took off. >> there's a lot of stuff going on tonight. >> reporter: in all, 21 airlines will switch places thanks to an army of 200-plus movers. >> it's like ripping off that band-aid. let's just do it and get it done. >> reporter: airport spokeswoman mary grady. >> we really had to find a time of the year where we felt we could get this done, and mother's day weekend is really one of the slowest times of the year at l.a.x. >> reporter: follow the signs, and everything in terminal two and three must go to make room for delta coming from five and
six, a distance of about seven blocks. 3,000 computers need to be move, as do 300 offices and 6200 boxes so far loaded into 14 moving vans. one of the easier parts of this move is actually dealing with the 25 airplanes that need to be taken to their new homes. this one came in from new york to terminal five but needs to start the day tomorrow on the other side of the airport. l.a.x. added 400 miles of new cable for technology, enough to stretch from l.a. to san francisco. and more than a thousand signs had to be changed. the move aims to cut congestion. delta wanted to expand and is paying for the whole thing. >> it's been a 13-month planning session. >> reporter: delta vp. >> when you're in the middle of it, you're all about getting through it. >> reporter: still, with 223,000 fliers at l.a.x. every day, there's bound to be some confusion. >> we've just been like half an
hour late. >> reporter: a delay today they hope leads to more on-time departures tomorrow. chris van cleave, cbs news, los angeles. our top story this morning, president trump reportedly revealed highly classified information about a potential isis attack to russian officials during a meeting last week. the information was provided by another country, which did not give permission for it to be shared, and that's according to "the washington post." the administration said no intelligence sources or methods were discussed but did not deny classified information was shared. >> there's nothing that the president takes more seriously than the security of the american people. the story that came out tonight as reported is false. i was in the room. it didn't happen. >> after the meeting, white house officials called the cia and nsa to try and contain the damage. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," more
on allegations the president revealed highly classified information to russian officials, and we'll get reaction from the white house. plus, jetblue ceo robin hayes joins us in studio 57 with why he believes passenger confrontations are on the rise. and -- >> i'm mark strassman at the mayo clinic in jacksonville with a story i promise you'll remember about the kindness of strangers. it involves two guys who just met, a lucky hat, and a life-saving donation. that story coming up on "cbs this morning." >> that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. watching. i'm oianne-marie green. have a great day. ,,,,
good morning. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. >> how are you? >> happy tuesday. >> that's right. >> every day of the week. >> happy tuesday. >> it's not your favorite day of the week anymore then. >> no, i'm not going to let it bring my tuesday down after falling downstairs. it's going to be the coolest day of the week. also, you're going to feel the difference. low 50s in san jose to the north in santa rosa. temperatures in the 40s and 50s you factor in the west winds at 16, san francisco 18 and oakland 20 in san ramon, system fairfield, it feels a lot colder than it is out the door. later today, with mostly cloudy skies. a random scattered shower ss