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have an interview with michael cohen's lawyer coming up. it's going to be very interesting. >> thank you for joining us. your next local update is 7:26. have a wonderful day. good morning to our viewers in the west. it's wednesday, august 22nd, 2018. welcome to "cbs this morning." back-to-back legal blows for president trump. his former lawyer and campaign chairman are now convicted felons. we'll talk about michael cohen's lawyer about what the former fixer could tell robert mueller. the man accused of killing iowa college student mollie tibbetts allegedly spent years in the u.s. illegally. that, plus all the major stories this morning. and first on "cbs this morning," new information about one of the world's worst cyber attacks. how russian hackers allegedly caused more than $10 billion worth in damage and why it could happen again.
and why life is a song for a group of men who traveled nearly 5,000 miles from american samoa to battle california wildfires. but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> mr. cohen decided that he was above the law and for that he is going to pay a very, very serious price. >> the president's former fixer pleads guilty. >> he says then candidate trump directed him in a hush money scheme. >> he's now liberated to tell the truth. everything about donald trump that he knows. >> the guilty plea came on the same day that former trump campaign chairman paul manafort was found guilty at his tax fraud trial. >> it's a witch hunt and it's a disgrace. republican congressman duncan hunter and his wife will be arraigned in federal court following their indictment on misusing campaign funds.
facebook with more than 600 accounts linked to iran and russia. >> they were operating in an unethical way. >> an undocumented immigrant has been arrested in the murder of iowa college student mollie tibbetts. >> he followed her and for whatever reason he chose to abduct her. rapper post malone is safe following a scary flight. >> the small plane blew two tires on takeoff. >> all that -- >> a whale making a big splash off the coast of new hampshire. it's just feet from someone's boat. >> -- and all that matters -- >> video from ontario, canada, shows a man dressed as batman getting pulled over. >> they asked him who he is and he said, batman. ♪ >> on "cbs this morning." >> video showing a man riding a motorcycle down the highway steering with his feet doing just too much. >> easy rider, right? >> look at this. the man is just sprawled out across his bike hanging out, chilling.
>> he's got skills. >> this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." gayle king is off so bianna golodryga is with us. good to have you here. well, president trump is under new legal pressure after his former lawyer said under oath that the president told him to break the law. michael cohen accepted a government plea deal yesterday after a frantic day in two separate courtrooms which ended with both him and paul manafort as convicted felons. cohen admitted to paying two women to keep them quiet during the election about alleged affairs with mr. trump. >> the president tweeted if anyone is looking for a good lawyer, i would strongly suggest you that don't retain the services of michael cohen. jeff pegues is here. good morning.
>> good morning. for months the pressure had been building on michael cohen and he was telling reporters that he expected to be charged. in the end he gave up and surrendered to prosecutors. cohen once bragged that he would take a bullet for president trump, but yesterday he took a plea deal from prosecutors instead. michael cohen left the u.s. district court in manhattan after admitting to tax evasion and campaign finance violations. >> michael, what's your message to the president? >> cohen's voice cracked in court as he answered the judge's questions and admitted that mr. trump directed him to make hush money payments to adult film star stormy daniels and "playboy" model karen mcdougal. cohen said it was at the direction of the same candidate and that it was done to keep the women from disclosing information for the principal purpose of influencing the election. >> did you know about the $130,000 payment to stormy daniels? >> no, no. you'll have to ask michael cohen. michael is my -- an attorney. >> after first denying he knew
about cohen's payment to daniels, a month later, the president acknowledged he repaid cohen through a monthly retainer to stop the false and extortionist accusations made by her about an affair. >> these are very serious charges and reflect a pattern of lies and dishonesty. >> deputy u.s. attorney robert khuzami said cohen decided he was above the law. >> and for that he's going to pay a very, very serious price. >> for more than a decade cohen was mr. trump's so-called fixer, but in recent months after investigators raided his office, home and hotel room he became alienated from president trump and increasingly signaled a willingness to turn on him. just last month, he and his attorney released recordings made allegedly discussing the payment to mcdougal. >> pay with cash. >> no, no, no.
i got it, no, no, no. >> the president's attorney, rudy giuliani, said, quote, there is no allegation of any wrongdoing against the president in the government's charges, but prosecutors say the trump organization repaid cohen for the $280,000 that was used to pay the two women. >> jeff, thanks. michael cohen's attorney, lanny davis, is with us from washington. good morning, lanny. >> good morning. >> your 90 client said he made those payments to the two women in coordination with and in direction of mr. trump implicating the president in a federal crime. does michael cohen have evidence of that? >> this is one thing i'd like to do above all, which is it's not about evidence, it is definitive indisputable that donald trump's lawyers said in a letter to the special counsel that president trump directed, the same word that michael cohen used in court yesterday under oath, directed michael cohen to make illegal payments. it's not a dispute, it's not about credibility. his own lawyers used the word "directed."
now, he lied on air force one when he said he knew nothing about it and rudy giuliani said he can lie to the american people and it's not a crime. but his lawyers are the witnesses against him that he directed michael cohen. there's no dispute on that. >> well, i appreciate that, but i think you can understand it's a pretty explosive allegation to say that the president directed him to do that. that's why i'm asking about evidence, because the next question then becomes do you believe the president is a co-conspirator and that he could be indicted? >> first of all, i do have to respectfully disagree. when your lawyer states something, that's evidence that your own lawyer is saying that you did something. it's not a dispute. his lawyerses wrote to special counsel and said that he directed michael cohen to make % these payments. so the answer is, yes, he committed a crime. he should be indicted if he were not president, he clearly would be indicted and jailed for that crime. whether he can be indicted as
president of course is not yet decided by the supreme court. >> but, lanny, as you know, lawyers can say one thing one day and they're paid to say the opposite thing the next day and just say it's a semantic debate which is why evidence is so important in the courtroom and in these kinds of political debates. so back to norah's question, lawyers may have said what they said. the game is now different. what evidence is there that your client has that the president directed him with the purpose of fixing this with respect to the election? >> actually, with all due respect, when a lawyer makes admission of fact on behalf of a client, that is dispositive evidence, it's not disputable evidence, and rudy giuliani then repeated that statement as another lawyer saying -- contradicting the lie that president trump made on air force one when he said he didn't know anything about it. he said the president reimbursed michael cohen. so there is no dispute that his lawyers have not taken it back. they wrote it to the special
counsel, that president trump committed a crime by directing -- and why did he direct? because he didn't want his signature on the check. why? because he was covering up right before the election. or else why didn't he do it himself? >> lanny, last night, you said that your client michael cohen has evidence about the conspiracy to collude and corrupt the democracy system in the 2016 election including computer crime hacking. when will your counsel speak with special counsel robert mueller on this? >> i was a little careful in the way i phrased that. i said that he had matters that would be of interest to the special counsel relating to preknowledge of computer hacking by donald trump, which if true, if true would constitute knowledge of a crime committed by a foreign government in hacking our computers, which was part of the indictment of 12 russians that the special counsel has already published.
so my observation is that he can speak to that. beyond that i can't go -- it will have to play out with the special counsel. >> you're saying cohen knew that the president of the united states knew about hacking during the campaign? >> so, i can't go beyond saying that it's my observation that this topic will be of interest to the special counsel. he has statements that he can make along those lines, but i can't go beyond that. >> lanny, in the plea agreement it says one or more members of the campaign knew about payments. is there another person or persons who can corroborate what your client is saying? >> so that will remain to be seen. i do not personally know those names. >> lanny, your client was hired, rudy giuliani notes, and part of his job was to not tell the truth. why should anybody believe him? >> again, i'm not asking people to believe someone who has confessed to crimes. it's not about michael cohen's credibility. he did take the responsibility and did confess to those crimes. >> lanny davis, thank you so much for joining us. >> thanks for having me.
paul manafort faces the next decade in prison after a guilty verdict for tax and bank fraud. a jury convicted the former trump campaign chairman on eight of 18 charges. this morning, the president praise praised him, saying he didn't to get a deal. paula reid is outside the court house in alexandria, virginia. paula, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the jury could only reach a partial verdict, but this is still seen as a win for special counsel robert mueller and his team, especially after months of partisan attacks on their investigation's integrity. >> mr. manafort is disappointed of not getting acquittals all the way through. >> reporter: paul manafort's lawyer addressed reporters yesterday after the jury convicted his client on eight of 18 criminal counts. they include five counts of filing false tax returns on tens of millions of dollars in political consulting income from russian-backed ukrainian
officials. manafort was also convicted of two bank fraud charges and one count of failing to report foreign bank accounts. >> he is evaluating all of his options at this point. >> reporter: manafort could spend the rest of his life in prison. sources close to the investigation tell cbs news he is banking on a presidential pardon. president trump reacted to the verdict after landing in west virginia. >> it doesn't involve me but i still feel -- you know, it's a very sad thing that happened. it has nothing to do with russian collusion. this started as russian collusion. this has absolutely nothing to do. it's a witch hunt and it's a disgrace. >> reporter: but manafort faces another trial later this year in d.c. the charges in that case include conspiracy against the united states and acting as an unregistered foreign agent for ukrainian interests. virginia democratic senator mark warner, a ranking member on the senate intelligence committee, says that trial could link the trump campaign to russian
interference in the 2016 election. >> the question will be as we move into this next trial, will mr. manafort start to cooperate with mr. mueller. >> reporter: the special counsel's office has not publicly commented on the verdict, but they will be back here next week to announce whether they will retry manafort on those ten counts where the jury could not reach a decision. norah. >> paula, thank you so much. the president largely ignored the courtroom drama at a campaign-style rally in west virginia last night. instead he repeated familiar attacks on the russia investigation. >> fake news and the russian witch hunt. we've got a whole big combination. where is the collusion? you know, they're still looking for collusion. where is the collusion? >> major garrett is at the white house with what the legal outcomes mean for the president and that very question he's posing. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. those close to the president describe him as feeling under siege. not from critics, he's certainly
used to that, but from events he can neither control nor fully anticipate, and the plea agreement reached by former friend, fixer and attorney, michael cohen, falls distinctly into that category. why? because it undercuts denials about campaign hush money and suggests the trump campaign had knowledge of and at some level participated in cohen's now confessed misdeeds. aboard air force base one last night on the way to west virginia the president watched television coverage of the manafort convictions and brooded about their future potential impact. legally they're not troublesome directly for the president, but they do give a sense that the mueller investigation is both serious and legally competent, and that could undercut some of the president's increasingly strident criticism of mueller and his team. now the president's only real option is, as one close associate said, pretend he never knew manafort or cohen. that will be difficult. their relationships fully well documented.
another complication for the president in this midterm political climate, the number of people close to him who have either pled guilty, been convicted or implicated in wrongdoing continues to multiply. now, back in june the president said it was too early to think about or discuss pardons for cohen or manafort. nothing from the president or the white house on that topic after a day of sensational legal setbacks. john. >> thank you, major. >> major, let me ask you this. it was fter nixon was named an unindicted co-conspirator that he eventually resigned the presidency not wanting to face impeachment. what is the buzz around there, what are you picking up from your sources on capitol hill and the white house about concerns about impeachment? >> reporter: well, those concerns are in abeyance before the midterm elections. s there no sense republicans are going to jump into that conversation and democrats have even been reluctant to bring that forward as an aggressive
part of their campaign to take control of the house in midterm elections. but if that change of power does occur, it becomes a very real, live and politically dangerous and potentially legally dangerous threat for the president. >> major, let me ask you about the cohen news. this is a president who prizes loyalty above any other virtue. michael cohen was his close con si con si consilicon conciliary. from an emotional standpoint does that create a different case with cohen from any of the others from his administration who pled or have been found guilty? >> reporter: those i talked to yesterday about this described the president as pained, very deeply pained. several associates describe cohen as a rat. let me tell you, michael cohen spent a lot of time around trump tower during the campaign. you could scarcely move in or out of trump tower without bumping into michael cohen. he was an associate's associate, so close and deeply involved and devoted to and loyal to the
president, his campaign, everything about the trump organization. that shift away from that loyalty and now not just pleading guilty, but pleading guilty to things that bring legal issues right to the doorstep of the president and his campaign is an act of legal significance, it's actually a deeply painful one for the president and what he thought was an iron-clad relationship of loyalty with cohen. >> major, thank you so much. a republican congressman and his wife are accused of spending $250,000 in campaign funds on themselves and falsifying their financial records. california representative duncan hunter and margaret hunter were indicted yesterday, charged with describing vacation trips and dental work as campaign related. duncan hunter was one of the first members of congress to support the trump presidential campaign. nancy cordes is on capitol hill with details of the indictment. good morning, nancy. >> reporter: good morning. there are dozens of charges in this indictment. house speaker paul ryan called them deeply serious and moved to strip hunter at least
temporarily of his committee assignments last night. according to the indictment, the couple treated campaign funds essentially like a personal piggy bank after overdrawing their own accounts 1,100 times over the course of seven years. they allegedly used campaign cash to pay for utilities, school tuition, the theater, trips to hawaii and italy and international travel for nearly a dozen relatives as well. the indictment alleges that hunter tried to cover up these outlays by disguising them as campaign expenditures. family dental bills were recorded as gifts to a charity called smiles for life. at one point his wife allegedly suggested that a pair of golf shorts be recorded as a purchase for the wounded warriors. hunter is the second republican congressman to be indicted this month. new york republican chris collins was charged with insider trading. collins and hunter were the first two congressmen to endorse
president trump during the campaign. hunter's attorney calls this indictment politically motivated. hunter himself has shown no indication that he plans to resign. it isn't even clear that he has time to get his name off the ballot in california before november anyway. he and his wife are scheduled to be arraigned in san diego tomorrow. >> all right, nancy on capitol hill, thank you so much. ahead, why there are new screening recommendations for a co
for the first time since being accused of sexually assaulting an underage actor, we're hearing from italian actress asia argento. >> ahead, how the leading me too campaigner is responding to the allegation and the role her late boyfriend, anthony bourdain, played in the settlement. you're watching "cbs this morning." >> teacher: let's turn in your science papers. >> tech vo: this teacher always puts her students first. >> student: i did mine on volcanoes. >> teacher: you did?! oh, i can't wait to read it. >> tech vo: so when she had auto glass damage... she chose safelite. with safelite, she could see exactly when we'd be there. >> teacher: you must be pascal. >> tech: yes ma'am. >> tech vo: saving her time... [honk, honk] >> kids: bye! >> tech vo: ...so she can save the science project. >> kids: whoa! >> kids vo: ♪ safelite repair, safelite replace ♪
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♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." here are three things you should know this morning. president trump will award a posthumous award of honor. footage shows chapman and a special operations team charging into enemy fire in afghanistan. chapman's teammates thought he had been killed and they retreated without him. but he fought militants alone for an hour until he was killed. tests for hpv infections
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hiding her body in a cornfield is due in court today. 28-year-old cristhian rivera lived near tibbetts. she disappeared while out for a jog. police believe they have found her body. adriana is at mont zezuma count jail. >> he is in prison on $1 million bail. if convicted, he will go to prison without bail. evidence helped them crack the case. >> a body was discovered earlier this morning. we believe it to be the body of mollie tibbetts. >> reporter: the search for 20-year-old mollie tibbetts came to a somber end tuesday in a cornfield off this dirt road about 12 miles from where she went missing.
>> cristhian bathena rivera, age 24, has been charged with murder in the first degree. >> reporter: the big break came over a week ago when investigators obtained surveillance video showing tibbetts jogging. they noticed a black chevy malibu following her. they traced it to rivera and brought him in for questioning. >> he tells us he sees her running. he actually runs beside her or behind her. she took off running. he in turn chased her down. he tells us at some point in time, he blacked out. >> reporter: in the affidavit. rivera told them when he came to, he found tibbetts' body in her trunk and noticed blood on the side of her head. he dragged tibbetts on foot to a secluded spot in a cornfield. he took the police there by memory. >> why was she not found before?
>> there were cornstalks placed on top of her so we were just unable to locate her. he tells us he had seen her before, but beyond that, i won't be able to say anymore. >> reporter: last night president trump suggested the murder could have been prevented. >> you heard about today with the illegal hellion coming in, very sadly, from mexico, and you saw what happened to that incredible, beautiful young woman. it should have never happened. >> reporter: rivera, who lived in the area four to seven years, worked at a nearby dairy farm that's owned by the family of a local republican leader named craig lane. in a statement the farm said rivera had passed the government screening that deemed him eligible to work. mollie's family isn't commenting at this time. we saw them here outside of the police briefing, while inside the suspect was being held. >> such a tragic end to a story that really captivated the
entire country. adriana, thank you. the colorado man accused of killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters showed no emotion at a court hearing on the charges. christopher watts wore an orange jumpsuit and shackles yesterday as the judge told him he was charged withfelonies, including first-degree murder. watts did not enter a plea. newly released video investigat found the children's bodies last week. the mother's body was found nearby, buried in a shallow grave. they also found bedsheets that matched others found in the watts' home. a hurricane is moving toward the hawaiian islands. it could have a devastating impact. lonnie quinn is tracking the hurricane. lonnie, good morning. >> good morning. this is what it's looking like.
it's a cat 5, moving to the west at 9 miles per hour. it is right now from kona, hawaii, the big island. a hurricane landfall in the hawaiian islands, overall, they are just incredibly rare. hardly ever happened. there have only been two other hurricanes that made landfall in hawaii. you take a look at the forecast cone and how this is forecast to move. it will turn to the northwest and sort of parallel the island. as of right now the eastern islands are no longer in that cone of concern. the western islands continue to be in the cone. i want to give you a timeline because this will get a little weaker as it pushes closer to the islands. the effects will be felt anytime from thursday late in the day to saturday morning. this is a rainmaker. a foot of rain possible, even up to two feet possible on the big island. gusts at 70 miles per hour. it looks like the hurricane
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♪ one of the key figures of the me too movement is breaking her silence about accusations that she sexually assaulted an underage actor. italian actress asia argento denies having a sexual relationship with bennett when he was 17. she says they were just friends. she did agree to paying bennett a settlement. a photo shows a very different story. the photo appears to show
argento in bed with bennett. >> reporter: good morning. argento said she made the payment at the insistence of the late television star anthony bourdain. she said bourdain wanted to keep the matter private and help her through her personal and financial struggles. nearly 36 hours after the allegations against asia argento surfaced, magazine reporter yashar ali sent hair message on twitter. i'm deeply shocked to hear this news. i never had any sexual relationship with bennett. argento fought reports that she sexually assaulted bennett in a chicago hotel room in 2014 and paid him $80,000 to keep quiet. they posted photos the website
said depicted argento in bed with bennett in 2013 when he was only 17. at the time of the alleged assault, bennett would have been 17 and legally too young to consent to sex in the state of california. tmz also posted a text conversation it claims are between argento and a friend after the "new york times" story was published. in the text, tmz says, argento admitted to the relationship with bennett saying, i had sex with him. it felt weird. i didn't know he was a minor until the shakedown letter. cbs has not been able to verify the authenticity of the text or photo. argento is one of the most vocal proponents of the me too movement and one of around 80 women accusing harvey weinstein of sexual harrassment, assault or rape. we spoke to benjamin brafman before our story went public. >> did harvey weinstein know about this arrangement between
aisha argento and bennett before this article came out? >> no. >> it was a shock to you as well? >> a shock to me. it was a stunning development. >> reporter: bennett was a troubled young man who struggled financially and unexpectedly made an exorbitant request of money from the actress. in her statement, argento wrote, bennett knew my boyfriend anthony bourdain was a man of great perceived wealth and had his own reputation as a beloved figure to protect. anthony insisted the matter be settled privately and this is what bennett wanted. >> bennett and argento's sources have not responded. this is not a good look and we have not been able to authenticate the text messages or the photo, but if it's true, she's got a lot more explaining to do, especially being the face of this movement.
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a traffic alert for drivers along northbound 101. this is in san jose. a motorcycle accident with some major injuries involved has the three left lanes currently blocked and that backup has quickly stretched beyond hellyer. you're looking at about a 47- minute ride up towards san antonio. do give yourself some extra time. and another motorcycle crash blocking all lanes along patterson pass road, this is right near south flynn road. expect delays. well, a little bit of a cloudy start to our day but that's going to keep our temperatures mild. we are not going to get too hot. taking a look at the highs for the day, 57 in santa rosa, 82 in fairfield and livermore. 79 san jose and 63 in san francisco. here's the seven-day forecast.
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this as soon as you get out of the shower, janice. i'm john dickerson. gayle is off and nora just ran out the door to be on assignment. president trump's former lawyer michael cohen and his one-time campaign manager paul manafort are both facing convictions. >> cohen pleaded guilty to eight charges including tax evasion and campaign finance violations. he said that president trump instructed him to pay hush money. >> while cohen was pleading guilty, the jury in manafort's
tax and bank fraud trial found him guilty on eight charges. this morning trump tweeted that he feels very badly for paul manafort and his family. they took a tax case and applied pressure, and he refused to break. five men with connections to president trump have now pleaded guilty or been convicted of crimes. along with cohen and manafort, they are former security advisor michael flynn, rick gates and george popadopoulos. the white house has been relatively silent on this issue. what is the mood from the people you have heard from? >> reporter: the mood, edgy, uncertain. downcast because the white house knows there's no way to put a positive spin on michael cohen and paul manafort's convictions. they have referred all questions
to outside counsel represents the president. those here in the white house know they have a lot to do on the president's agenda are saying scarcely little about it. >> if they're saying very little, what do you hear about the question of pardons, which always seems to come up, surrounding these various officials associated with the campaign? >> it co >> reprter: it comes up because presidential pardon powers are unchecked and relatively limitless. but i talked to the president's aid all day yesterday, from the michael cohen and paul manafort convictions and they say not once did the question of pardons come up, did anyone request it of the president or even mention it casually. those close to the president call it largely a media conversation, not one the president's having or at least considering at this time. we want to take a second now to talk about why all this matters. donald trump has been called a
lot of things, but being called individual one may be the most damaging. that's how he's referred to in michael cohen's plea agreement. now a man with access to the president's intimate secrets says the president directed a crime. that's what makes this moment different. no matter what plane a president travels in, it's called air force one, and with critical scandals, they always try to make the president the individual one. paul manafort was convicted of crimes he committed before he ever worked for donald trump. on the question of russian collusion, the president's son and son-in-law are i were indicate but the president has not been. what makes the michael cohen case different is that he's saying that the president was involved directly in a crime. michael cohen may be lying, that was one of his key job requirements, but that's also
what made him the swamp captain, na navigating the material it was important for trump to hide. trump posts he alone can fix the economy, north korea and the u.s. trade deficit. but when it comes to cohen's work, he must now convince people of the opposite, that he is not the individual one. >> when you take what you just said and juxtapose that with what we saw the president do last night before a crowd at a rally. the crowd didn't seem to be bothered about what's happening. it's as if two different worlds are transpiring at once. >> it's on two tracks, trying to keep them separate will be a job. >> understanding there are divisions in this country, but what can people expect from their elected representatives? >> what meotivates them the mos, they are risk averse because
rapper post malone made an emergency landing in upstate new york after its tires blew during takeoff. he and 15 others were on board. the pilot sent a distress call shortly after takeoff. >> just thought we might have globe blown a tire. >> good news, the plane landed safely at an airport about 50 miles north of new york city hours later after circling to burn off fuel. malone said he was taken off by the ordeal. >> one person said on the airplane said that now we're here on earth that i need a bore. >> this comes just a day after the rapper won rapper of the year at the mtv music awards. >> and he needed a beer. there's much more news ahead, first on cbs this morning, new details on one of
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the cyber weapon started in ukraine in yujune of 2017, it quickly spread paralyzing hundreds of companies. the book "sand worm" about the russian agents allegedly behind the attacks. he's here for a conversation you'll see first on cbs this morning. gentlemen, thank you so much for joining us. and andy, i remember these attack like so many of us do. it caused major headlines, major destruction, yet it was still so under appreciated by the majority of americans and people around the world. why was this such a devastating attack? >> we didn't know when this happened, at the time, the kind of devastation it inflicted on these companies.
we heard of mersck that it cost $10 billion, by far the biggest attack in u.s. history. >> what comes next? how do we prevent another one of these? because i don't think we have seen that guarantee from the u.s. government or governments around the world. are you confident that we are prepared for the next one? >> i don't think we can be prepared for the next one of these. this was a group of hackers, taking advantage of vulnerabilities that we haven't patched or that we can't patch. it spread to the rest of the world because of an attack on the ukraine. what we have to do is first send a message to companies like russia, that this kind of attack can't happen again. then we need to recover quickly
from these massive worms that spread around the world. >> when you say we have to recover quickly, do governments have to? do companies have to? what does it take to be attacked in this way? does your computer have to be on. >> they were sitting there and the next computer goes black. so then the next computer goes down. so recovery is a really important part. you have to make sure that people can't get in. you can assume they're not in, then once they knock you down, you have to be able to get up. mersck goes down, and they can't get back up. maybe somebody was knocked offline, and they find one office in ghana that had a power outage, so they fly to ghana and
get a disk and fly back to fly back and use the disk to get back online. >> is there a machine that's running parallel, but isn't connected to the main mode? >> formwhen you get hit with a ransom ware attack that equips your entire computer, you can't necessarily prevent that, but you can have that offline backup so resilience is maybe the solution. >> and you have to be able to address who these bad actors are. we know most of them are attributed to russia, and we are waiting to hear what president trump says he's going to do to reciprocate.
he wants to create a cyber unit with the russians. how important is it for the president to address this? >> we saw last night with facebook announcing that iran is now trying to manipulate midweste america. why are they doing this? because there was no consequences to russia for what they did. so it's not surprising that the rest of the world is going to copy them. >> really interesting information, andy, thanks so much. the stock market today could set a record. melanie hobson is in the toyota green room. we're going to talk about whether she sees potential for more growth. you're watching "cbs this morning."
a new policy at a louisiana school faces criticism after officials called out a little girl for her hair style. >> i don't want this to happen. >> yes, you do. yes, you do. >> video posted online this week shows a crying student at christ the king elementary school. the school says she violated a rule prohibiting hair extensions of any kind which was implemented over the summer. her family plans to file a discrimination suit fighting the cultural significance of braids to black children. the family reportedly withdrew her from the school. the superintendent said in the statement the school leadership worked with families as needed to ensure compliance. we remain committed to being a welcoming school community that celebrates our unity and diversity. this comes after a controversy last week when a 6-year-old boy with dreadlocks was turned away from a christian school in
central florida. the rules are what they are, but your heart goes out to a child. when you're a kid, i remember being a kid, when you're singled out for anything, it can be devastating. to hear a child crying is pretty tough. >> that doesn't seem to be very welcoming there at all like they said in their statement. one crew battling california's wildfires is using a special tool in their fight against the flames as myireya villarreal discovered. >> reporter: this is one of the hand crews, one of dozens of them doing back-breaking work to keep this area safe so residents can come back in. they are from american samoa. if you're wondering why we're hanging out with them, wait until you hear them sing. ♪ >> reporter: that story coming up on "cbs this morning." your local news is next.
that allows san francisco mayor london breed to go through with a 3-year pilot ion sites. i'm kenny choi. in san francisco a bill has moved forward in a state senate vote that allows san francisco mayor london breed to go through with a three- year pilot program for safe injection sites in the city. immigration activists say that many i.c.e. detainees held at the facility in richmond have been transferred out of state. it's reportedly due to the termination of i.c.e.'s contract with the contra costa county sheriff's office last month. and the director of muni is responding to harsh criticism from san francisco mayor london breed about the problems with service and safety. executive director ed riskin says that the agency should have foreseen some of the
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♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." it's time to show you this morning's headlines from around the globe. the "new york times" reports the epa openly admits its new rules for coal burning power plants could lead up to 1400 more premature deaths a year. that's because of an increase in an extremely fine par tick lat matter linked to heart and lung disease. the clean energy rule rolls back obama era regulations and let's states set their own emission standards and weakens rules for
power plants. researchers are warning parents about using baby monitors to prevent sides. a study out of children's university of philadelphia institute found it performed very well but there were inconsistencies and the baby vita never successfully detected low oxygen level. its sensor accuracy had been validated in studies performed by independent laboratories. the fda has not approved either monitor. the detroit free press rorlts aretha franklin's attorney says she left no will or trust for her reported $80 million estate. franklin died last week at the age of 76. her four sons filed a document yesterday listing themselves as interested parties in the late singer's fortune. franklin's niece asked the probapro bate court to appoint her as personal representative. olive garden's all you can
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in its mouth and runs away. so many shades of caddie shack in that. >> it really was a real movie. >> hey, let mae play too. >> the stock market could achieve its longest stretch of growth since 2000. we're experiencing a bull market which happens when the stock market grows at the continuous rate without a dip of 20%. the s&p 500 stock index has been rising since its low in the great recession on march 9th of 2009. the rally has now lasted more than 3,400 days. it reached an all time high yesterday closing at more than 2,862 points. cbs news financial contributor melody hobson joins us. >> thank you. >> what is behind this bull run? >> this is what's widely believed. first of all the great recession was horrible. it was a huge dip and because of that many expected it to be a very slow and gradual recovery.
that is exactly what has happened. this will be the longest bull market in stock market history but it is not the strongest. number one system goes to the '90s, which was about a decade long bull market as well and that is really the difference here. it's taken a long time to climb back. >> and can it go up more? i don't want to put you on the spot but what does it mean for the trajectory going forward? >> some people say bull markets don't die of old age. i agree with it. what can undo it? when you look at the economy today, things are very good, unemployment super low, corporate tax cuts have helped corporate profits. regulation has really bewaning d look on the flip side, what can go wrong? i think the biggest issue is not economic forces but political forces. >> and what does this mean for regular people who say yeah, this is going up for a long time but where do i fit in in all of this? >> a lot of regular people
benefited. 50% of americans have been holding stocks this whole time. in you have a 401(k) or pension or kid's money in a college saving account or getting stock options at work, you likely benefited from the huge recovery. the s&p 500 is up about 325% since the bottom. so those everyday americans have benefited. >> what about wage growth? >> wage growth has been slow and that's something that has really confounded everyone. we seeing that creep up. it was helped by things like minimum wage hikes which boosted growth a bit but it's been slower than everyone anticipated but that not kept consumers from opening up their wallets, they have really done that in the last few months. >> let me ask you a question. when i worked on the street, what i noticed from investors, main street investors as the market climbed, that's when they decided to put money in the market. those who owned stocks and other securities, but is it a good time for investors to get in now. >> i'm going to be very clear.
the party is late, you're coming to the party very late. if i had a big amount of money i would not jump in head first. i would put a little bit in over it is time. don't try to time this. it doesn't work. it's gone on longer than we anticipated. if you were waiting, you missed out. go in slow at this point. >> the you talked about politics, the administration has helped this market. the market has not minded the trump administration. what about the fed, if they raise rates -- >> that would be a dark cloud on the whoize ron and we're looking at that could slow down economic growth. but i think there are other issues that are more problematic. i think the biggest issue, if we have a fight, a trade war, that will be a problem. watching closely what's happening in europe with brexit, with the uk leaving -- >> that could have economic imt applications. >> always good to have you in new york.
thank you. >> hard pressed firefighters in the west are getting reinforcement from some unlikely places. they pulled in crews from across the country to battle the carr fire, but one unique crew fighting that wildfire traveled thousands of miles across the pacific. they are american nationals from samoa, a tropical u.s. territory about 2500 miles south of hawaii. how their most powerful tool may not be a shovel or chain shaw but the harmonic sound of their voices. >> reporter: these are the all too common sounds. familiar to anyone caught up in one of nature's most powerful acts of destruction. far more unusual is what takes their place when they finally subside. ♪ >> reporter: a choir of strong steady voices echoing through the cathedral of a burnt out forest.
a sound rarely if ever heard anywhere in the northern hemisphere. >> everyone works, where is america samoa, a little dot on equator. >> reporter: meet the national park services, the 61 fire crew, 17 guys from that little dot on the equator. >> we're here for a purpose. we want to help. >> we're going to cut that part a little bit. >> reporter: anthony is one of the team's vets. for the past five smerz, he made the almost 5,000 mile journey north along with a group he calls his brothers. >> we're trying to bring back our culture, our symbol. we try to stay positive. what a lot of people tell us, they've never seen a fire team so positive. ♪ >> reporter: that positivity comes through music, without warning they break into song just about everywhere. from the mess tents -- ♪
>> reporter: to the dusty old school bus they ride into the fire zone each morning. ♪ >> reporter: each day ends back at camp with the same inspiration a aal anthem. >> it's a church song and it's something that's part of our culture, our belief in god is very strong. >> reporter: the team can earn almost half a year's salary during a month on the fire line. with all of this grueling back breaking work, it's not the main reason they do it. >> they feel they are helping america. >> reporter: nate coordinates the movement of federal fire crews like the samoans. >> they feel they are part of this country right now and these guys have so much energy that people want to be part of it. ♪ >> reporter: you guys are happy all the time. all the time. >> yeah. >> reporter: how can you be happy doing some of this? >> i don't know. it's the way we're raised back
home. >> reporter: in a region that suffered so much loss, that infectious energy is a welcome import from a spiritual culture from the other end of the world. i don't know what just happened for cbs this morning, redding, california. >> raising voices and raising spirits. >> love that spirit. >> today on cbs this morning's podcast, sports writer discusses why so many u.s. football players come from america samoa, even though the population is only about 50,000. >> that's a great conversation. >> the territory is thousands of miles away from the mainland united states. you can find that on apple's podcast or wherever you like to download your podcast. >> the word grit seems to be everywhere when you watch tv. >> just a testament to his grit. >> look at that grit and determination.
>> they have shown tremendous grit. >> get it to work, you need a lot of muscle and grit. >> such a good word. >> grit is the subject of angela duckworth's best selling book of the same name. there she is in our toyota green room, why she says grit ♪ flintstones! meet the flintstones. ♪ ♪ they're the modern stone age family. ♪ ♪ from the town of bedrock.
it takes a lot more than repeated practice to succeed in a lot of things in life. in her best-selling book "grit," author angela duckworth says what we may accomplish may depend more on our passion and perseverance than our innate talent. "grit" is just out in paperback. angela duckworth, good morning. >> hi. >> my poor children have heard the word "grit" after your book a thousand times. >> sorry. >> what have you learned between writing it about grit? >> i still believe this combination of passion and perseverance is the common denominator of excellence. it doesn't matter whether you're trying to become a world class athlete or a broadcast journalist or anything else. so that hasn't changed. one thing i have learned since writing the book is just the importance of passion and the challenge that so many people
have in figuring out something they love is in some ways more difficult than the perseverance half of grit. >> so the grit has to be in the service of something you are passi passionate about. it's grinding away on something you have a real value connection with. >> i think that's my major quip with tiger parenting. you cannot chain your child to a piano bench, in case that was something you were considering. but i do see parents making this mistake all the time. they think my kids need to learn a work ethic so i'll sign them up for a really hard sport. if the kid doesn't choose the activity, i feel like you have missed the first thing you need to do as a parent. >> in the debate of nature versus nurture, where does grit fit in? obviously you want to be inspired and have people guiding you in the right direction. some people require a bit more driving than others. >> i absolutely agree. one thing i should say about
grit is like anything else about us, how shy we are, how tall we grow, there is a component of grit that is genetic. your dna does influence how gritty you'll be. but the part i'm most interested in is the non-dna part. your coaches, how your parents raised you, the role models that you have in life. these environmental experiences all tremendously influence your grit. >> so can parents teach grit? you said that you shouldn't chain a kid -- i'm sorry, you can't do that -- to something they don't want to do, violin lessons or piano. don't people discover grit through the perseverance of something they may not have been familiar with and then become familiar with? >> i think parents play an enormously important role. the first thing is that a parent is a child's first role model. so if you love what you do and your kids see you wake up early, go at it, have bad days, come home, maybe even cry a little. get back up again. that's probably the most important thing that parents do, provide a malodel of what it iso
do what you do and work at it. but kids who are a little older than the preschool years, now these kids are getting into activities and sports, dance, whatever it is, i think that if a parent can choose a coach or a teacher who really helps kids become their best and actually get that feedback like today i know you didn't give me what i know you can do, i think that's another thing parents can do. >> let me ask you about teachers which that grit is being graded in some schools. how does that work and how do teachers who have a different relationship with kids instill those traits of grit? >> i am 100% against grading kids on grit. for one thing, angela duckworth does not have a great measure of grit saying it's accurate, precise and unfakable. i don't believe that character, grit, curiosity, empathy, compassion, i don't think that grading them and providing pluses and minuses, carrots and sticks, i don't think that's the
way to develop character. >> and yet when these kids graduate and apply for their first jobs and go on these first interviews, should they be selling their grit? >> i think if you are in your first interview, you can proudly point to your accomplishments and say here is where i spent three, four hours a day by the time i was a senior in high school working on this thing to get better. as an employer, i would love to hear that. that's something i think we can actually honestly say, yeah, let's have young people grow up to be hard-working people who can point to accomplishments that they earned. >> that's something i'd accept. something i'd value in my kids when they go for their first job interview. thank you. great to have you on, a great conversation. thanks. >> thank you. thank you so much. well, the paperback edition of "grit" is on sale now. you're watching "cbs this morning." we'll be back. we've got lots of grit at this table, i think.
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