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captioning sponsored by cbs .>> mason: the case against weinstein. new york detectives believe they have enough credible evidence to arrest the movie mogul for rape. also tonight, deserter bowe bergdahl gets a sentence the commander in chief calls a disgrace. fellow democrats accuse hillary clinton of stealing the nomination. >> reporter: do you agree with the notion that it was rigged? >> yes. >> mason: and steve hartman with a nationwide search for a memory. >> reporter: this is a needle in a haystack. >> well, i've seen magical things happen on facebook. this is the "cbs weekend news." >> mason: good evening. i'm anthony mason. new york city police are moving
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closer to an arrest of movie producer harvey weinstein. they say rape allegations made by an actress are credible, and they're putting together evidence for a judge to issue a warrant. jericka duncan, who broke this story yesterday, has the follow-up tonight. >> we have an actual case here. >> reporter: at an n.y.p.d. niews conference, chief of detectives robert boyce made it clear-- they are working to arrest harvey weinstein. >> we are happy with where the investigation is right now. mr. weinstein is out of state. we would need a-- a arrest warrant to arrest him. >> reporter: cbs news first reported thursday that actress paz de la huerta told police that weinstein raped her in new york city twice back in october and december of 2010. weinstein spokesperson has not responded to this latest allegation. today, i asked chief boyce about de la huerta's claims. what makes her story so creb? >> the ability to articulate each and every movement of the
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crime-- where she was, where they met, where this happened, and what he did. >> reporter: thursday, i spoke to de la huerta by phone. she says both times she was allegedly raped, it happened inside her apartment. >> reporter: police say because it's a seven-year-old case and weinstein is reportedly in arizona, the n.y.p.d. needs the district attorney to issue a court order to arrest him. to date, more than 60 women allege weinstein's either sexually harassed or assaulted them. he's previously denied having nonconsensual sex with anyone. the d.a.'s office is not commenting any further on the investigation. since de la huerta's allegations have been made public, investigators say at least three witnesses have come forward to corroborate de la huerta's story. anthony. >> mason: jericka duncan,
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thanks. the judge in the bowe bergdahl desertion case said he would not be influenced by president trump's call for harsh punishment, and, apparently, he wasn't. sergeant bergdahl got no jail time today. the president called that a "cleat and total disgrace." mark strassmann is at fort bragg, north carolina. >> reporter: sergeant bowe bergdahl arrived in court facing a possible life sentence and left demoted to a disgraced buck private, his army career over. but he's a free man. in june of 2009, bergdahl walked off his war zone post in afghanistan. he carried nothing to protect him but a compass and a jason bourne delusion. within hours, the taliban had him. bergdahl spent five years living as a captive in a metal cage before president obama negotiated his release. prosecutors wanted him to serve a 14-year sentence.
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bergdahl, now 31, told the "sunday times" he realizes many americans want him executed. >> the people who want to hang me, you're never going to convince those people. >> reporter: one of those people is his commander in chief. this was then-candidate trump: >> this dirty, rotten traitor. 30 years ago he would have been shot. boom! firing squad. >> reporter: judge colonel jeffery nance imposed his sentence without explanation but said he's weigh the president's remarks in bergdahl's favor. bergdahl's most serious charge was endangering u.s. troops searching for him, like master sergeant mark allen. taliban forces shot allen in the head. he'll never walk or talk again. >> personally, i wanted to see life in prison. >> reporter: master at arms mike touissant also looked for bergdahl. taliban forces killed his service dog remco. >> i'm ultly disgusted, as an american, somebody who served
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with honor and distinction, i believe the punishment does not come close to fitting the crime. >> reporter: bergdahl was dishonorly discharged from the army. that means he'll lose all of his military and veteran benefits, including access to v.a. mental health care, which his lawyers say he needs. anthony, a dishonorab discharge comes with an automatic appeal. >> mason: mark strassmann at fort bragg, thank you, mark. cbs news has learned one of the four american soldiers killed in the ambush in niger, may have been kidnapped by islamic militants. the pentagon has not said how sergeant la david johnson became separated from the others. debora patta in niger reports on what the country's military is saying. >> reporter: hundreds of bullet casings and bushes stained with blood, evidence of just how intense the fighting was where four u.s. special forces lost their lives. terrified villagers say the battle raged on for more than two hours. the u.s. and nigerian troops had
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stopped for supplies here in the village of tongo tongo, when heavily armed attackers appeared on motor bikes and started shooting. initially, a few isis fighters drew the troops to this spot. they burned down that school and then pushed them in this direction to where the ambush actually took place over there. when it was over, village elder adamou bububaker said he saw three u.s. soldiers slumped dead. "two of the bodies were in the vehicle and another on the ground," he said. "they'd been stripped of their uniforms." but sergeant la david johnson's body was found two days later about half a mile away. nigerian military sources tell us they believe isis fighters decided to try and kidnap johnson, but they later shot him and dumped his body in the bushes, his hands roped together. nigerian military sources insist the mission was to capture a
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terrorist leader and not reconnaissance, as the pentagon has stated. either way, they were instructed to stay overnight in territory where more than a dozen extremist group groups aring. groups are operating. this nigerian soldier would only speak to us if we did not show his face. do you think you were taking too big a risk? "the americans, "he said, "yes, they took a risk." the u.s. military is spending millions of dollars to build up its presence in niger and the region as a number of extremist groups continues to grow. there are already 800 u.s. troops stationed on the ground, and, anthony, construction has begun on the second drone base. >> mason: debora patta in niger continuing her extraordinary reporting there. thanks. president trump was about to leave for asia, but his mind was on brazile-- ray bradbury, the former death party chair whose new book accused hillary clinton
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of rigging the primarys. that was the takeoff point for a south lawn tiexpraid some parting shots. here's chip reid. >> reporter: leaving the white house this morning, president trump once again vented his frustration over his own justice department. >> they should be looking at the democrats. >> reporter: it's not the first time he's made clear he's unhappy that his administration is being investigated over russian interference in the 2016 election, but there's no major investigation of the clinton campaign. >> they should be looking at a lot of things, and a lot of people are disappointed in the justice department, including me. >> reporter: most presidents have avoided the appearance of interfering in justice department investigations, but mr. trump does not appear to feel bound by that tradition. he harped on the same theme in a tweet about senator elizabeth warren who he calls pocahontas because she claims to have american indian roots.
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warren fired back with tweet: >> reporter: thursday night, the president briefly lost his ability to use twitter, one of his favorite modes of communication, when a departing company employee shut down his account. "i guess the word must finally be getting out and having an impact," the president said. twitter says, "we have implemented safeguards to prevent this from happening again." but cyber-security expert eric o'neill says he is skeptical. >> tow my concern is if they had access to shut it down, is it possible that someone has access and cowl send out their own tweet under the president's account? that could be devastating. >> reporter: the president will be in hawaii this evening, the first stop on that trip to asia. the main topic of conversation will be north korea and its
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nuclear weapons. anthony. >> mason: chip reid at the white house. thanks, chip. now to the revelations in that book we mentioned by donna brazile, who replaced debbie wasserman schultz as head of the democratic party. wasserman schultz stepped down after the release of d.n.c. emails, stolen by the russians, showed she was biased toward hillary clinton. more now from julianna goldman. >> reporter: in her soon-to-be released book, donna brazile descrieks an agreement signed by the d.n.c. and the clinton campaign in august of 2015 early in the election cycle when potential candidates like vice president joe biden were still deciding whether to get in. in exchange for raising money and investing in the d.n.c., hillary clinton would control the party' party's finances, st, and all the money raised. this was not a criminal act," she writes, "but as i saw it, it compromised the party's integrity." the revolution reopens wounds from the bitter democratic primary fight between clinton
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and senator bernie sanders, who charged that the d.n.c. was playing favorites. for example, he said scheduling fewer debates helped clinton. former sanders campaign manager jeff weaver: >> what these types of activities do is destroy the faith of people that we have a fair and democratic electoral process. >> reporter: on friday, the clinton campaign said the story is more complicated. at the time, the d.n.c. was $24 million in debt. a former official said sanders entered into an agreement with the d.n.c. as well, but raised little to no money. that is not an insult. it is just a fact. ( applause ) >> reporter: brazile's book and the lingering divisions it exposes come as democrats are struggling to regroup. now a year after clinton's loss with no clear plan for 2020. >> there are a number of democratic elites who are less concerned that the i can tannic is going down than the fact they have first class cabins. >> reporter: you're saying the democratic party say sinking ship. >> yes, based on a political
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party's responsibility is to elect its candidates, and they have not been doing a good job at that. >> reporter: those hacked d.n.c. emails also got brazile fired from her role as a cnn contributor. they showed she had shared questions with clinton ahead of the televised town hall. anthony. >> mason: julianna goldman, thanks. questions are being raised about the answers attorney general jeff sessions gave congress last month. he was testifying in the investigation of russian interference in the u.s. election and whether anyone in the trump campaign was involved. here's jeff pegues. >> i don't believe they occurred. >> reporter: sessions told the senate judiciary committee neither he nor anyone else connected with the trump campaign was in contact with russian operatives, but court papers unsealed this week, saying during this march 2016 campaign meeting that sessions attended, foreign policy adviser george papadopoulos offered to arrange a meeting between mr. trump and russian president vladimir putin.
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papadopoulos has pleaded guilty to lying to the f.b.i. former adviser j.d. gordon was also at the campaign meeting, and he said sessions turned down papadopoulos' offer. >> senator session shut down that discussion because it was a bad idea. and he said, "i prefer if no one ever speaks about this again." >> reporter: a source familiar with the meeting, said papadopoulos did not leave a lasting impression. the source insisted sessions had been entirely truthful in his testimony to congress. but democratic senators like ron wyden, are not so sure. >> no question that he needs to appear again in an open session and reconcile what is in the press reports today. >> reporter: this week's indictments and guilty plea have increased the pressure on other trump associate associates to ce with the mueller investigation. one source who is being scrutinized says it's every man for himself. and "i think everyone in the
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reopened, and even in those, many kids are still studying in the dark. rebuilding the island is still a distant dream. here in the orlando area, there are more than 1300 new students from puerto rico. 13-year-old joaris laureano arrived two weeks ago, living with her uncle and trying to find her footing. what's it been like to be in a new place? "difficult," she says "difficult being away from her parents and older brother." what do they say when they talk to you? they want to come here, too? that's tough. >> and just as. >> reporter: espino knows that pain all too well. she, too, is a hurricane evacuee. the school why she thought was heavily damaged. now she's helping fill the increased demand for teachers, and she was recruited right off the plane at this help desk in orlando's airport set up for displaced families. she's grateful for the job but worried about the exodus.
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>> i am concerned, and that is a struggle that i had to deal with as well. and many might return as well, once things are back on track. >> reporter: it's friday night lights here in orlando, and this high school has seen the biggest increase, more than 100 new students from puerto rico, and more are sure to come. estimates suggest in the coming years, hundreds of thousands of puerto ricans may opt for a new life on the mainland. anthony. >> mason: manuel bojorquez. thanks, manuel. and still ahead, steve hartman: why this car brought its new owner to tears. upon who've tried an fda-approved targeted therapy, here's a question: who wouldn't want a chance for another...? who'd say no to a...? who wouldn't want... a chance to live longer. opdivo (nivolumab). opdivo demonstrated longer life versus chemotherapy.
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told his mom, jessica, he would love to have a car, any car, that his dad once owned. >> i mean, it could have been a 1974 dodge astro. i don't even know if that's a car. but it could have been anything, and he would have said yes. >> reporter: why? >> i know that he wishes his dad was here. >> reporter: in 2003, justin's dad, army first lieutenant jonathan rozier, died in iraq. justin was nine months old. today, he cherishes anything that used to belong to his dad, which is why he thought it would be so cool to have his car. >> just knowing that he had it, is a whole lot different than just any other thing, really. >> reporter: unfortunately... >> yeah. >> reporter: ...after john died, jessica had to sell the car, a '99 toyota celica convertible like this one. finding it again would be nearly impossible. but jessica said she had to at least try. >> feel like this is something
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that would-- would connect him. >> reporter: but this is a need nel a haystack. >> well, seen magical things happen on facebook. >> reporter: so she turned to facebook, posted the old vin number with a note asking for help. and somehow, that message made it all the way to pleasant grove, utah, where local residents not only found the car... >> we decided, you know, let's see if we can buy the car. >> reporter: this is kyle fox, and i'm not saying he's a saint, but... >> to serve and-- >> reporter: and that butterfly stayed there for half an hour. >> no, i don't even know where i was in that. >> reporter: anyway, kyle, who runs a nonprofit called "follow the flag," got donations to purchase the car and then assembled a team of volunteer mechanics to fix it like new, all of this, unbeknownst to justin, until this very moment. last month, kyle drove the car from utah to surprise justin for his 15th birthday. >> go see it.
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>> reporter: i can't tell you what this meant to justin. i mean, i really can't. he tried to explain it to me, but when he opened his mouth, no words fell out. >> it's a link to the past for him. it's a big thing for me, too. i never got to see him come home, so that just one moment right there was-- i think i needed that. >> reporter: obviously, this was never about a car. no, this was about trying to push past what you can't forget, trying to remember what you never knew, all with the help of a country so grateful and kind, you can't imagine. >> i'm so glad we could do this for you. >> reporter: steve hartman "on the road," in moore, texas. >> mason: one giant gesture. that's the cbs evening news.
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