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good morning i'm jose diaz-balart. and right now on "the rundown," breaking political news that could have huge implications on the 2016 presidential race. msnbc is confirm, that former secretary of state hillary clinton will hold a news conference to address questions about her use of a personal e-mail address and private e-mail server during her time as america's top diplomat. the use of that e-mail could have broken federal rules is now the subject of congressional subpoenas. it's been more than a week since a "new york times" first broke the story and so far all we have heard on the subject from the potential presidential candidate is a tweet. let's get right to alex walt who is at the u.n. covering hillary clinton. and in washington, mark murray. what do we know right now? >> well, jose sources told me this morning they are expecting that hillary clinton will do a
press unveil later this afternoon. she's not taking questions from the press in a long time. she's not done a full press conference since secretary of state. she will address the use of the private e-mail account. hoping to clear the air. >> and alex the only thing we have heard from her is that tweet, right, over a week ago? >> that's right. she said she wants all americans to see her e-mail. she turned over 55,000 pages of her e-mails to the state department, which is currently going through them. they are reviewing about which can be released to the public. i was with her many miami at a clinton foundation event where she did not address the controversy. we asked bill clinton. he steered clear of it. i was here yesterday in new york where she did not address it. her team was hoping to avoid the issue and not deal with it and hope the press would move on to something else but clearly,
that hasn't been the case so now they want to try to put this to bed. they think she did nothing wrong and complied with the law, complied with regulations. they want to tell their side of the story and move on to starlet talking about things they want to talk about. >> is it possible after today they could start moving on? is this story going away after today? >> for this story to actually kind of be in the rear view mirror hillary clinton is going to have to take action. whether that action is creating some type of timetable or assurance that the public is going to be able to see the e-mails that she was able to send as secretary of state and whether that means that maybe the state department takes sole control of the server she set up personally from her home. whether it's questions or answers shs she's probably not going to please republicans in this. they are going to continue to criticize her. reporters are going to continue to ask tough questions.
but for her and for her party, she needs to be able to satisfy democrats and at least give them some ammunition and talking points on what she's trying to do to put this in her rear view mirror. >> this new poll shows that hillary clinton still enjoys wide support among democratic voters. >> a republican part of our pollster said this was extraordinary right before a presidential race even begins. 86% of democratic primary voters said they could see themselves supporting hillary clinton versus 16% who couldn't. shows she has almost universal support among democrats. it's important to note it was taken during the time where this story over her e-mails became an issue and shows she's not hurting her among democrats. but part of running for the presidency is about being able to get yourself out of jams. i think a lot of democrats are
looking to see how she's able to extricate herself from this and be able to move on. >> no matter the candidates what do voters want to see out of the 2016 election? >> i thought this was the most interesting result in the entire poll. 59% of americans, so almost 6 in 10 say they want a candidate who represents change versus one who is more experienced and tested. when this kind of question that you'd almost say on paper that that's not good news for hillary clinton in general election because she isn't viewed necessarily as a changed candidate given she's a former first lady former presidential candidate and former secretary of state, but our poll showed that jeb bush is viewed as less of a changed figure than hillary clinton is. so some interesting findings in our new poll. >> mark murray and alex wald we'll be coming to you throughout the broadcast with more information on this press conference we expect today from hillary clinton. thank you both for being with me
this morning. now to political developments that could derail nuclear negotiations with iran. the white house is now in an all out war of words with republicans in congress after 47 gop senators sent a letter to the iranian leadership reminding them that they the senate want wants to have a say regarding any nuclear deal. tom cotton master minded the plan plan. >> the point we're making to iran's leaders will say don't understand our constitution. if congress doesn't approve a deal, congress won't accept a deal now or in the future. >> the letter says we'll consider any agreement regarding your nuclear weapons program that is not approved by the congress as nothing more than an executive agreement and future congresss could modify the terms of the agreement at any time. >> i think it's somewhat ironic to see some members of congress wanting to make common cause with the hard liners in iran.
it's an unusual coalition. i think what we're going to focus on now is seeing whether we can get a deal or not. >> those talks are set to resume on sunday with a goal of building a framework for a deal by the end of the month. peter alexander is live at the white house. kelly o'donnell is live on capitol hill. kelly, how does this letter advance republicans' hopes for a better deal with iran? >> this is a way for republicans in the senate to be forcibly irritating the process. they don't believe that the talks will result in a deal that will be good nor the united states, but this is a very unusual tactic. and it comes from the youngest member of the senate tom cotton who has been in office since just january. but he was joined by 46 others. the main republican voices on foreign policy were in this with a few notable exceptions. seven republican senators declined to sign it, including
bob corker who is the head of the foreign relations committee who said he's involved in the bipartisan approach to dealing with this and didn't want to get involved. this is such an unusual tactic to send a letter to a foreign government while the u.s. has its own negotiating team working with international partners to try to resolve this. it gets at a conservative anger about what could happen if iran's nuclear program somehow goes beyond what the u.s. hopes it would. there's a deep mistrust here so this letter is keeping the pressure on. e we saw all the pressure around benjamin netanyahu and how that was part of the conversation. this it letter sun usual and certainly provocative. >> peter, is there concern in the administration that real damage has been done to the negotiating power? >> i don't think they necessarily think damage has been done yet. it will give them an excuse if the talks do fall through they can blame it on republicans, but
there was a striking statement by joe biden. e he served as a senator for three decades. and he called this letter dangerous. he was disbelieving, frankly, as you looked at it. dangerous and also said it was beneath the dignity of those who serve the united states. so a lot of tough language from the u.s. here as kelly was alluding to with a visit recently by benjamin netanyahu. the white house press secretary basically said this was the latest in a partisan strategy to try to undercut the president. that's the point that joe biden also made clearly as well. one thing we should note on top of all this it's allowed for mockery coming toward the u.s. from the iranian leaders. the foreign minister spoke to ann curry last week about this very topic. and he said that he doesn't think the senate republicans fully understand their own constitution the constitution of the united states saying the
way the system works is if negotiations go through the executive. >> peter alexander and kelly o'donnell, thank you for being with me. we'll have more on this. developing news out of oklahoma now. members of the fraternity have until midnight to get all their stuff out of the fraternity house at the university of oklahoma. it's a fallout from a video that shows members participating in a rate racist chant. finding a new place to live may be the least of their worries. the president of the university says they are looking into all possible punishment including expelling them. >> i have to say i don't have much sympathy for them. they will have to find a roof over their heads themselves. we don't plan to help them. i will tell you that. i would be happy if they left. >> gabe gutierrez is live on the campus of the university of oklahoma. >> officials are not mincing
words. . they are sickened by this video and shut down the fraternity and now looking into whether these students may have violated the civil rights act. >> reporter: this morning members of sigma alpha are packing up given until the end of the day to move out of the fraternity house, their chapter suspended. the university of oklahoma still reeling after this. now new allegations that this behavior is nothing new. we talked exclusively to a senior that we ask that we not show her face because she didn't want to be associated with the fraternity. she says she was invited to a date party two years ago and heard the same chant on the bus. the fraternity's national
headquarters responded by. e-mail. others have heard the chant before which is disturbing. our current staff have never heard this inappropriate and racist chant but are investigating. william james says he was the second and the last african-american to pledge at oklahoma 14 years ago telling kfor he now has a hard time looking himself in the mirror after seeing the video. >> we're family. we'll always be family but this part is different now. >> reporter: while the top ranked football team came together to pray and protest a promising high school recruit decommitted. there were sharp words for the students in the video. >> as they pack their bags i hope they think long and hard about what they have done. >> reporter: the fraternity is one of the largest with more than 15,000 current members and about 200,000 living alumni.
as for punishment, jose, university officials say they are looking at all options including expulsion. back to you. >> gabe gutierrez, thank you so much. in the next hour we'll talk to the co-director of the group that received the video and helped lead the protest that followed. we're just getting started on "the rundown." much more coming up on breaking news of hillary clinton's camp. today is a day she's going to address the e-mail controversy. afterthe break incredible never before seen video of dzhokhar tsarnaev walking away just moments before the second bomb went off at the boston marathon. it's one of the several new videos released during his trial yesterday. we're going to go live to boston. >> oh my god! >> the moment of impact an amtrak train slams into a tractor-trailer stuck on the tracks in north carolina. the details of that, next. ♪ building aircraft,
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developing now the l boston marathon bombing trial, testimony about to resume after prosecutors show video that the public is now seeing for the first time. i want to warn you it's hard to watch. that's dzhokhar tsarnaev circled at the top of your screen. you can see the spectators flinch after the first bomb goes off. everyone is looking in that direction except dzhokhar tsarnaev. prosecutors say he drops his backpack behind children and quick quickly walks away from the scene. moments later, mayhem. the second bomb goes off. you can see him running from the scene with other spectators. and only about half an aur hour later as victims were facing amputation look at him there buying some milk very calm.
let's get the latest from the federal courthouse in boston. another powerful day. what are we expecting on this fourth day of testimony? >> good morning, jose. what we're expecting first thing this morning is more testimony from witnesses who are brought up by the prosecution. just a short while ago, we saw several card board boxes being wheeled into the courtroom. they were placed next to the judge's bench. . the first witness is going to be a continuation from yesterday. he will be cross-examined by the defense. this is an expert in social media, an fbi agent who was called by the prosecution. he's been examining and take inging detailed information about tsarnaev's twit erter accounts. he had two accounts, one that was more religious based. we heard information from the prosecution yesterday that tsarnaev tweeted out information just five hours after the
bombing. one tweet that said ain't no love in this city stay safe. these tweets the government is trying to show that there was some anti-american sentiment about them as prosecutors are trying to show that tsarnaev was at war with the united states and that he believed these bombings were a terrorist act. as you recall the government has 30 accounts against him and 17 of those could carry the death penalty. >> thank you so much for being with me this morning. we're following developments out of north carolina where dozens of people were hurt in an amtrak train impact. take a look. federal investigators are on the scene of the third major passenger train crash in recent weeks. tom costello is at the scene of the crash in north carolina. tom, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. they have cleared the train, but what you see here covered in the blue tarp is a modular housing unit that was on the back of a truck that was stuck on the tracks here. so when the train came through,
it slammed into that flat bed truck. now all of the people taken to hospitals have all been released, but the dramatic moments of this as you saw, were captured on video. from her car near the tracks, leslie captured on video the moment of the train's impact. an amtrak passenger train plowed into a tractor trailer stuck on the tracks. >> the crash was so horrible. it's the worst thing i have ever seen. >> reporter: passengers on board described a sudden crush and impact. >> my chair jolted me. i went flying forward. >> it gave my heart a little pounding. >> there was a lady down on the ground. >> reporter: the lead car seen lying on its side. the car behind it pushed into the nearby woods when it derailed. 60 passengers taken to area hospitals with injuries. thankfully none was life threatening. the train was traveling from charlotte to new york when it
crashed near halifax. it struck a loaded tractor-trailer stuck on the tracks while maneuvering to make a left turn. >> it was more difficult and then the train then approached stop arms came down as a result the vehicle was stuck and nothing that the driver could do. >> reporter: this derailment the latest in a string of recent collisions. last month a metro north train struck an suv killing six people. and just three weeks later, a metro link train in southern california collided with a truck stuck on the tracks. the engineer o of that train later died from his injuries. here in north carolina a frightening moment many will never forget. >> i try not to look at the video too much because it just breaks my heart. it could have been me or somebody in my family. >> reporter: so we have now got a train coming through here. it's a freight train, but essentially what happened is the
vehicle was stuck right here on the tracks and it wasn't able to move when the train came through. the amtrak coming through at a high rate of speed. now this investigation has been turned over to the federal rail authority. jose, back to you. >> tom, thank you so much. after the break, we're going to zoom through some of today's top stories including a helicopter crash including several french athletes. and the u.s. ambassador to south korea leaves the hospital following a brutal knife attack. the latest on how he's doing, coming up on "the rundown." [ female announcer ] who are we? we are the thinkers. the job jugglers. the up all-nighters. and the ones who turn ideas into action. we've made our passions our life's work. we strive for the moments where we can say, "i did it!" ♪ ♪ we are entrepreneurs who started it all... with a signature. legalzoom has helped start over 1 million businesses, turning dreamers into business owners. and we're
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he vowed not to change his open and friendly approach to diplomacy in that country. he thanked the country for the support and talked about his condition. >> i feel pretty darn good all things considered. i mean it was obviously a scary incident but i'm walking, talking, holding my baby hugging my wife so i just feel really good. >> hundreds of people rallied in seoul today with well wishes for hip. in arkansas jen knee na, ten people were killed when two helicopters crashed. the athletes were part of a group filming a reality tv show in a remote part of the country where the two choppers collided midair. here in the u.s. a major shipping channel remains closed
after two 600-foot ships collided in foggy conditions yesterday. the crash caused some flammable liquid to leak from one of the ships. the leak has been contained and the crews are assessing how much actually spilled. no one was hurt. the ferguson judge criticized in a scathing justice department investigation has resigned. he was mentioned in the report criticizing that courts use of excessive and unnecessary fees against residents. in response to the resignation, the supreme court assigned state appeals judge roy ricketter to here his cases saying part of his job is to restore the integrity of the system. hillary clinton will meet the press later today to address the controversy over her e-mails, but will it quiet her critics? clinton, not at this event in washington, d.c., a forum with possible 2016 presidential candidates. senator bernie sanders just
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contenders addressing the top labor union. wisconsin governor scott walker is not attending. one day after he signed the right to work law. joining me to talk about this is senior politics writer at u.s. news, good to see you. >> good morning. >> david, let me start with you. hillary clinton, what does she need to say today to end this e-mail controversy? >> well, i don't know if it's going to end. she's going to have to say why she chose to only use a private e-mail. i think she will talk about precedent on that point. she will say that former secretary of state colin paul did it this way, she was instructed other secretary of states handled e-mail this way so that's the reason she did it. i think the tougher question for her to address is will she turn over the rest of the e-mails and the server that reportedly
operated out of her own private home, will she turn that over to a third party. she said she is going to release e-mails back to the state department, but i gather that republicans and other outside critics are going to want to see more now. they are going to be suspect of anything she chooses to release on her own decision making. so will she turn it over to a third party or republicans i think that's going to be the question. the question is going to be what does she have to hide if she doesn't? >> the tweet that she released last week said i want the state department to make public all of the e-mails of the 55,000 pages. but apparently it's the e-mails that she and her staff gave to the state department right? >> right, it's what she vetted. it's what she decided to say these are public these are what i'm going to turn over. but what about the personal e-mails? what about the ones that may be
on the line of whether they are public or private. the questions going to be is hillary clinton the arbiter of which e-mails become public or is it going to be someone else? i think you'll see her re repeatedly pressed on that today. >> how much is this e-mail going to draw out other democrats to go up against hillary clinton? >> there are just a handful who are still consideration it, but none of them willing to engage on this controversy or to directly confront her or her record. you have martin o'malley who has said not familiar with the federal disclosure laws but seems like something she should have done. the only democratic competition is jim webb and bernie sanders, who is technically a socialist and an independent senator who is weighing whether to do it independently or through the democratic process. beyond that there's not that much pressure. joe biden gets talked about but hasn't done anything serious to suggest he's diving into it yet.
>> both of you were in iowa with jeb bush over the weekend. jeb bush delivered a video message in the last hour. our latest poll shows 62% of republican voters would oppose a pathway to citizenship for the undocumented, something bush supports. how much is the bush campaign paying attention to numbers like these? >> they would say there's no campaigns yet so we're not concerned about this. we're not doing our own polling but they are aware of that. they realize it is potentially a concern. and jeb bush has written an entire book about this that outlines what he'd like to do regarding immigration. but overall the numbers suggest he has selling to do to skeptical conservatives. while his numbers aren't as bad as chris christie, there's a a great understanding in tallahassee where he's based right now, his operation is at least, that they have to start talking more about his eight years as governor and remind mee
people that taxes were cut, there was a state government, the size was trimmed, there were other more conservative policyies that were actually enacted and not just talked about but were done. he's very eager to talk about that. they believe the more he talks about it the better the numbers will turn out. >> it's interesting to see how the voters differ from the general election polls that almost the same percent that support voters a pathway to legalization for the undocumented. it's completely opposite in the primary voters. but david, your jeb bush iowa headline reads "on the stump, jeb bush seeks to keep calm." compare that to ted cruz and what have you heard in iowa? >> look the other thing that we know about jeb bush is he's not moving on these issues. i saw that this weekend. he spent two days there. and he's sticking to his guns on immigration. he's sticking to his guns on
common corps. he was at an agricultural summit and wouldn't pander on fuel standards, something important in iowa. he says, no, i can't be with you on that. so he does seem to be implementing a strategy that he laid out, that he is willing to go. against the base in the primary and betting that that won't destroy him, that he will be able to survive it because he doesn't want to hurt his chances for the general. the other point about jeb bush is e he had a pretty good weekend with retail stops, but he's not w. he doesn't have a visceral connection with voters. i think he's still in a learning curve on the stump. he says this. he talked about it openly about how he's a bit of an introvert going in front of crowds and engaging that you have to do is new to him. he's a little bit rusty at it. so that's going to be an interesting contrast especially against some of the other guys. he's not willing to throw the meat. like a ted cruz and rand paul
and that will be an interesting contrast as we see him more out there on the trail. he's going to new hampshire this weekend. >> pleasure to see you guys thank you. now back to the fallout from the unusual letter sent from dozens of senate republicans to the leaders of iran. leaders suggest they don't understand the american constitution and mistakenly believe they can negotiate a deal with the obama administration would getting congressional input. a foreign affairs writer joins me this morning. pleasure to see you. in your article, you say it's the american lawmakers that are technically incorrect. what do you mean? >> that's correct. and again, i'm not a constitutional scholar, but others have pointed out since the letter came out that technically speaking the republican lawmakers got it wrong. that it is the president who ratifies treaties with
ultimately with foreign governments. i think beyond that, the more important thing to discuss about the letter is its tone and. its intention. it's unclear to me what it will achieve other than this furious backlash from democrats and give. ing hard liners in iran a fair amount of ammunition. beyond that it's a condescending letter. i'm not sure if you have been following this it but there's this incredible series of tweets between senator tom cotton and the iranian foreign minister now. he's exposed himself to a lot of ridicule. >> there's nothing more finer than tweet diplomacy. it's interesting because my understanding is that as far as treaties are concerned, the president negotiates it, but the congress does have to ratify a treaty. >> sure, but ultimately, whatever gets pushed through by
this administration is an agreement between a government with another set of government.sgovernments. it's placing the u.s.'s partners, these are the permanent members of the security council plus germany who are also active in negotiations, in an incredibly awkward position. the act of confronting iran with this sort of letter really undermines the whole process of american diplomacy on the world stage. >> and maybe that's really what the senators are trying to accomplish specifically on this deal with iran. thank you for being with me appreciate your time. >> thank you. still ahead on "the rundown," we'll be hearing from the tehran bureau chief. back to the boston marathon bombing trial. we're expecting to hear from investigators this morning. several boxes of evidence were brought in as prosecutors continue to build their case against dzhokhar tsarnaev. in these videos we're seeing, they are terrifying. let's bring in the assistant
metro editor for "the boston globe." the head line today trial expected to focus on secret twitter account. we got a preview of that yesterday, didn't we? >> that's right, an fbi agent will continue his testimony on the stand talking about the secret twitter account. he sent out some tweets in march hoping to end up in paradise talking about the need to tameke some action. there are a couple tweets on this secret twitter act that the agent testified about and we'll hear more about that today along with other evidence regarding dzhokhar. >> for the first time, we saw the second bomb blast. what is the prosecution trying to achieve? >> the videos are chilling. they show both brothers dropping off their deadly backpacks, dzhokhar runs away from the scene after the bombing, there's video showing dzhokhar buying a half gallon of milk at a
supermarket about a half hour after the bombing without seeming a care in the world. dzhokhar throughout this thing in the trial is not making any contact with the victims. he's either staring down. we had testimony from a woman who was killed in the blast talked about the woman's last moments cradling her friend. there was another woman who lost her leg. they were describing the horrific blast. there were 27 witnesses so far describing. the prosecution is building a case both with the witnesses and the testimony to demonstrate the impact of this bming. and prosecution's case is going to last another month i understand. >> and dzhokhar has he changed his demeanor? has his focus changed? >> it has not. he just looks down, doesn't make any contact, totally stoic, virtually no emotion at all.
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police estimate more than 1500 people gathered under the capital dome demanding answers in the death of the 19-year-old. the madison police chief says the officer fatally shot the teen after robinson assaulted the officer. for the first time, we're hearing from members of robinson's family. >> we are completely unbiassed in this. yes, tony was a loved one of ours and we will miss him and there's nothing we can do to bring him back. but we want to know the facts of the matter and nothing else. >> let's go live to madison. what more is the family saying today? >> reporter: well, they are trying to keep things focused on their lost son and they are also very interestingly not being confrontational with the police department. they said that the actions o of one officer should not taint the entire department. they are not anti-police, although it's also important to point out that the investigation into what happened is being handled by. the state department of justice, not the local police here in
madison. a very novel law that a lot of communities around the country are pushing for in the wake of various police-involved officer shootings. echoing back to ferguson, missouri and elsewhere. the family is defvastated by what happened and they are hoping to find answers. they are also saying protests that happen should be peaceful. now today we're not expecting hundreds upon hundreds of students in the streets as was the case yesterday, but there are a lot of people who knew tony robinson and some who didn't saying this is a defining moment and they are determined to seek justice for this young man who was lost. there are a number of actions being discussed that may happen today or in the coming days. for example, there's a basketball game this evening. robinson was an athlete at the high school. they are going to wear black in his honor and try to raise money to help the family with the
funeral. they are still trying to plan that. it's probably going to happen in the coming days. it's going to be another emotional time here. and i suspect there will be many flash points or potential flash points along the way. so far all this has been nonviolent, peaceful somber and that's what people are hoping continues. >> when ewe look at the pictures from yesterday, there are hundreds of people in both the dome and throughout. this struck a cord with a lot of people. what's the lathest officials are saying about the investigation? >> they are being tight lipped about it because they don't want to put a lot of information in the public. they are trying to find witness witnesses and don't want to taint. that process. yesterday that day was extraordinary. it was amazing to be out there with those students. it was a walk-out. several high schools around the city all converged at the capital. we were walking with one group and when we goot to the capital, we walked inside and there were even more students inside. it was a huge surprise. it was one of the largest
gatherings at the state capital in recent years the authorities were saying. and it was full of passion, full of energy. a number of people i was talking to who were workers in the capital who are without takeing sides said they were encouraged to see these young people being so vocal and trying to take charge of their own lives, as it were. madison is a very progressive community. it's no stranger to protests of all kinds over the year. so what's happening here fits right in with that. and it all bodes well for the possibility of not much confrontation between authorities and the demonstrators because they are used to this. they have seen this sort of thing before. but that doesn't underestimate or shouldn't diminish from the severity of the emotions here. people are devastated. they are very upset and angry. they don't know the facts, but the bottom line here and elsewhere people are saying that
whatever happened, they just don't think this young man should have ended up dead. >> thank you so much. up next from england with one of the world's largest, most important dog shows. it is a mystery that's only growing deeper. first, a live look at the white house where at the top of the hour president obama will sign a student aid bill of rights. today the president is focused on making college more affordable. he will sign this memorandum before heading to georgia tech this afternoon.
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shows is at the center of a growing scandal. police are claiming a prize winning dog was poisoned to death. all started when a three-year-old irish setter collapsed coming in second in his category his owners believe he was not the intended target. nbc's katie tour has the latest details from london. >> reporter: was this the intended target of a murder? before pot noodle went onto win best in breed at the prestigious dog show, he switched benches with nearly identical setter jagger. 26 hours later, jagger was dead poisoned according to his belgian co-owner. >> hopefully the wrong dog in the wrong place at the wrong time. >> reporter: the preliminary post mortem showed three pieces of meat appeared to be laced with toxins like rat poison or slug killer. >> i think it is some person with a crutch against dogs or
the show. >> reporter: 22,000 dogs compete, and even though competition is fierce, allegations of death from poisoning are rare. still, the last incident at a major dog show was in 2013 in westminster, when a is a moi a died inch the same way, from poisoning. whether it was intentional remains a mystery to this day. lucy kennedy has groomers that work there. >> does it strike you people really want to win at this thing? >> if somebody has poisoned that dog, it is not going to help them win, the competition is over. >> reporter: as for the mystery, any investigation or charges await results of toxicology testing. while those who loved jagger say they feel like they've lost a member of their family. >> please let us grieve the lost of our lovely jagger.
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e-mail address while secretary of state. and you're looking at a presidential forum hosted by the nation's largest firefighter union. at least ten prospective 2016 candidates are addressing them today. we expect to hear marco rubio and jim webb. we have it covered. alex sites wall at the ooun and hillary clinton will speak, kasie hunt and luke russert and political editor for the national journal. alex, start with you, what more can you tell us about mrs. clinton's news conference today? >> reporter: after not addressing the controversy for over a week hillary clinton will finally face the music and the press later today after her speak at the u.n. on women. she will face questions about use of a private e-mail account
while secretary of state. this has been all over it. they hoped to not talk about it until she announced next month. they realize they had to address it focus on their message, not have to deal with what they see as distraction. >> do they know how long it will last who is invited to the press conference? is everybody in? >> reporter: that's a good question jose. appearing at the u.n., has a notoriously difficult credentialing process, there's restriction on the number of reporters that come in. had you to apply 24 hours in advance for press passes. i don't know if it is intentional or not, it is more limit than if they held it at a hotel where they could be expected to be mobbed by every reporter and their mother. >> what does hillary clinton need to say? >> reporter: pressure is on hillary clinton to do something from people in her own party. heard dick durbin say she needs
to explain more about the e-mails. i think that shows you just how intense the pressure has become to have a front runner in this presidential campaign for the democratic party that's so overwhelming. they are all starting to become concerned because there really is no alternative. i think the challenge for hillary clinton today is going to be to explain this in a way that comes across both the content of what she says and the tone of how she comes across are both going to matter in the political context of the e-mails. there are a lot of questions about why it was that she only used this private account, was there a reason that had to do with covering up potential access to limited e-mails, they say it is out of convenience. she will have to talk and explain through why and how she went about conducting e-mail correspondence this way, and why it has taken her so long to talk about it.
>> i want to talk about the firefighters meeting, jim webb is speaking soon. how is he wooing members? >> reporter: really what they'll do alternative to hillary clinton is try to evoke a message of economic populism. popular with the firefighters. bernie sanders, independent juror contemplating a run said the loudest applause lines are regarding huge corporations get tax breaks firefighters police departments, they're being cut left and right. that's resonating with people. elizabeth warren spoke yesterday. her message was a hum dinger if you will a real real big hit here. and also joe biden spoke yesterday, and from conversations i had with a few firefighters, they were accepting to his message. i think what you're seeing there's an appetite for somebody else rather than hillary clinton, just from talking to
firefighters. they say we like mrs. clinton, understand mrs. clinton, but we would like to see an alternative. i think a lot of it is because of all the stuff that's come out over the last week or so. >> it is interesting, josh luke was talking about how senator elizabeth warren got a huge welcome yesterday or monday. should we add iaff as a group encouraging her to run? >> jim web's speech is notable. one of the things they've had is wooing voters white men. the firefighters union has disproportionate amount of them in the membership. jim webb really was elizabeth warren before elizabeth warren was in the senate. so he hasn't gotten much traction in exploratory committee. but with all of the controversies, any moment webb could get traction, criticize hillary clinton potentially and
talk about working class voters this could be it. if he doesn't make this opportunity, hard to get traction down the road. >> interesting we see republicans and democrats at this event today, luke. >> reporter: yeah we will. senator ted cruz is speaking now behind me. we are also -- jeb bush did a video message this morning and also marco rubio is expected to speak. the iaff have endorsed republicans in the past for state level races, governor's races, a few senate races. i don't expect the presidential endorsement would be republican they endorsed president obama the last two times around. but all of that said ted cruz is trying to do a message about how large corporations have lobbyists, small business don't, trying to get into that message. i should also tell you one of the leaders at the iaff before ted cruz spoke said remember everybody has to be respectful of all our speakers that were nice to come, giving an idea of what their true feelings are for
the senator from texas. >> alex we don't know when mrs. clinton will have the press conference, interesting at the u.n. interesting you have to register 24 hours in advance of a press conference. you didn't know it was going to happen. any idea when that's going to happen today, al? alex? oh, i think we lost him. there you see them thank you so much for being with me this morning. want to head overseas to the nuclear showdown with iran, latest on a letter the white house could up end negotiations with that country as they reach a crucial stage. that letter signed by 47 republican senators and sent directly to iran's leaders. says the senate wants input on any deal with iran or else it may not stick. iran's foreign minister firing back releasing a statement. i wish to enlighten the authors
that if the next administration revokes any agreement with the stroke of a pen, as they boast they will have simply committed a blatant violation of international law. what can you tell us about how the letter is being received? >> already hard line members of iran's ruling clerics, one of the candidates to possibly replace the supreme leader came out and said united states can't be trusted. any deal with them they would renege on. these are people you can't do business with. this is a narrative we are heard since the revolution in 1979 but this gives them opportunity to drill it home even further. the very hard line clerics are in unique position of saying united states can't be trusted, yet we are trying to make a nuclear deal come through. we are towing the line making extra effort. it is obvious americans don't want to do this. one of the ironies of the situation, there are hard
line elements that don't want this to happen perhaps more so than congress or netanyahu. but they're allowing congress and netanyahu to do their dirty work for them. if this deal was to fall through, it is not the hard line iranian clerics. its playing into their hand. they're accused of ruining deals, they're in the unique position of watching u.s. and israel being blamed for ruining of possible historic deal. this is actually worked out well for iran jose. >> thank you very much. good to see you from london. appreciate your time. closely following developments from boston marathon bombing trial. an fbi agent is being cross-examined by the defense after three days of emotional testimony from survivors and victims. family members, prosecutors turning their attention to investigators and they're zeroing in on two of dzhokhar tsarnaev's twitter accounts
including one not seen by the public until this point. let's go to rehema ellis. good morning. tell us what's taken place so far today? >> reporter: the twitter accounts were being presented by the government yesterday. they called back to the stand the fbi agent that examined those accounts steve kimball. he said tsarnaev had two accounts, one more religious in nature they had over 1,000 tweets of the two accounts. on cross examination today he testified that twitter accounts were left open and even updated after the defendant was in custody. on direct yesterday, we should tell you the government revealed there were several accounts again of religious nature. one including something that said in part, i think we have a full screen of it said from tsarnaev i want the highest levels, i want to see alla every
day. another tweet posted five hours after the bombing said ain't no love in the city stay safe. on cross examination today, it was revealed that another tweet said i shall die young was from a russian rap song and the defense went on to show that another tweet about partying on september 11th was actually a quote from a comedy central show. it seems the defense is trying to point out that tweets were taken out of context, jose. they even went on to say of other tweets that were presented, many of them show he also tweeted about girls, cars food, as well as homework. jose? >> nbc's rehema ellis, thank you so much. coming up later in the hour legal analysis of the latest developments from boston. coming up live look on capitol hill, senators are weighing how to deal with russian forces in ukraine. a deep dive into the russian
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echos of the cold war ringing loud in washington and moscow today. right now, the senate foreign relations committee is holding a hearing on u.s. policy in ukraine in ways to counter russian aggression. monday american tanks arrived in the baltic states a move designed to protect that region from russian threats. anti-american sentiment in russia spiked this week when
boris nemtsov, top kremlin critic was killed. today chechnya added a new layer to that international murder mystery, linking that killing to cartoonists from the french magazine, "charlie hebdo." the cartoons they say were inspiring of it. his friends tell "the new york times" that's nonsense. joining me former u.s. ambassador to russia. ambassador, good to see you. what do you make of this claim by the chech and leader? >> sounds crazy to me there are chech ands in custody for the assassination of boris nemtsov, but he was never known as critic of islam or of chechnya. he was a critic of putin. so there's a lot more we need to understand before we understand the truth about what happened to
him. >> what's your feeling of this much more needs to be investigated. do you think is it possible entirely possible that someone in putin's camp could have orchestrated this? >> you know everything is possible and i really don't want to speculate about such outrageous claims. we do need evidence to see it. but what we can already say is that the context was very dangerous. for two years now the russian media, the kremlin controlled media, has called him a traitor, said he is an enemy of the state, that he is a puppet of the united states. therefore, when this is said young hot heads who think they can take a license and kill people like that i think that needs to be understood to understand the context for how this russian opposition leader could be assassinated, you know, literally minutes away from the
kremlin. >> president putin now indicating the planned annexation of crimea weeks before the referendum there, what does that tell you about putin that perhaps we didn't already know? >> well i was still in the government at the time as the u.s. ambassador. i don't think anybody who was following this closely in the u.s. government is surprised by this revelation but i think it shows he uses news and data he uses press conferences whenever they fit his interest irrespective of the facts. so you know he basically misinformed the world about what was happening at the time. now he's telling the truth. >> is there a real danger for the baltic states in the future? is this a real possibility they could see their independence threatened? >> they could definitely see their independence threatened by various nonmilitary means, i think we should expect that. there's no doubt in my mind that
putin wants to test european unity, he wants to test the nato alliance. i hope that he is not willing to go so far as to test it with a military intervention but i think it is quite right for the nato alliance to strengthen commitments, to move tanks in as you reported to make sure that everybody understands that we are committed to defending our allies. >> ambassador, pleasure to see you. thanks for your time. >> thanks for having me. turning to the fight against isis and major development on the battlefield in iraq this morning we got word that iraqi forces are laying siege to tikrit attacking from all directions. new video shows iraqi forces showing off isis flags captured from the enemy. iraqi forces are no longer fighting for territory, they're fighting for their culture as well. recent propaganda video shows isis destroying cultural sites in ancient cities around for thousands of years.
three cities ransacked in recent weeks. michael donte, professor of archeology at boston university. thanks for being with me. >> thank you. >> can you tell us about these cities and their importance? >> early capital of the empire has city walls that span five to six miles. the site covered 1.3 square miles. it was particularly important in antiquity because it was the capital of a vast area. it was later supplanted by the city of course i bad, this was a capital city of one king. that makes that site particularly important. it is occupied a short period of time. hot ra in the southwest desert was an important caravan center associated with one of the
earliest arab kingdoms in mess po tame i can't. >> what's at risk here? >> what's at risk is essentially the cultural identity of northern iraq and large part of syria. isil is engaged, i think it is fairly obvious point, in cultural warfare. trying to stamp out cultural diversity. a large number of attacks, right now focusing on ancient sites, but majority of the sites that isil and other groups are targeting have to do with islamic material culture and they're attacking kurdish and other groups' sites throughout the region. >> what a tragedy. there's little people can do.
>> it is deliberate there's performance for ideological and propaganda purposes you have to understand attacks on an shouldn't sites represent three to five% of the destruction that the groups are perpetrating. >> thank you for being with me. thank you for your time. up next we will zoom through other stories making news, this cell phone video showing the moment a train collides with a tractor-trailer in north carolina. also caught on camera a man tries to runoff with a two-year-old boy, only to be chased by the boy's siblings. we will tell you what happened next. plus new developments out of the boston bombing trial of dzhokhar tsarnaev including never before seen images in the moments following the second bomb that went off. never before seen images in the moments following the second bomb that went off.
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racist video are receiving death threats. the video which has received more than 2.1 million views on youtube led to suspension of the sae fraternity could lead to further punishment for members. isaac hill president of the university of oklahoma black student association. good to see you, isaac, again. >> good to see you too, jose. >> we spoke yesterday at this time when the news was still breaking. have tensions gotten any better or worse since then? >> i think it has been nothing but good here. i have been truly proud to see how the community at ou has come together and decided they don't want to see this on campus. we hope we can make this an isolated incident even though we sadly know it is not. >> isaac, we were talking about that yesterday. i want you to talk more about that. you weren't that surprised by this. you're saying it is not the only isolated incident. talk about the culture that
exists where something like this, which is so grotesque doesn't surprise people. >> well like my fellow students, most of us grew up in southern america and come to university of oklahoma so unfortunately we have always come into contact with racial tension or racial divide. it is not the culture of ou but the culture of where we live. >> the sae national headquarters released a statement saying several other incidents with chapters or members have been brought to the attention of headquarters stach and leaders and each of those instances will be investigated for further action. does that surprise you? that does surprise me. it is actually good to see they're taking a lot of action to do this but i also hope to see to rectify the situation they don't just punish and give a bunch of consequences so they don't turn consequences into hate. i hope they come together invite them tell them to be
part of the black community. come meet multi cultural communities and make diverse relationships so maybe they can be untaught whatever lessons they were taught of black and multi cultural community as a whole. >> isaac, i am thinking how do you unteach to use your term how do you unteach people that are apparently very comfortable with saying these chants. they were having a great time saying them as you say probably not the first time they did that. how do you unteach that. >> jose it is not an easy task. i believe if they see you come face to face with people the people they offended and people from outside communities, they're able to learn from the people. we are able to tell them hey, that's offensive. how would you feel if we said derogatory terms about you. and mostly to show that we are not here to hate we are just going to be here to forgive you
and let's take steps necessary to hopefully be a better learner and understand why this is offensive to our community. >> isaac hill thank you for being with me. good to see you. >> thank you so much jose. good to see you again. >> thanks. turning now to escalating tensions in and with venezuela. the u.s. is now calling the country a threat to national security placing sanctions on several venezuela officials accused of human rights violations, the leader nicholasolas maduro saying he will ask for more power to fight, quote, imperialism. lori montenegro from washington, d.c., good morning. >> good morning to you, jose. >> what are the new sanctions the u.s. is imposing? >> well jose we saw the president yesterday sign an executive order where he declared venezuela a state of emergency, the situation there, and therefore it is a threat to national security of the united
states. with that what they have done is pave the road for more severe sanctions in the future if they deem necessary something similar to iran and syria. we saw the president for the first time the white house name seven individuals in venezuela, six men, one woman. these are high ranking military officials. one of them the head of national police. and the woman is a prosecutor. they have been accused of what the administration says is violating human rights. they have used violence tried to limit free expression they have participated in arbitrary arrests. all of this to try and block the opposition in that country. now, as we well know what this means also is that they will freeze their assets if they have any here in the united states and more importantly for washington is that if they have a visa it will be revoked, and if they don't have a visa they
wouldn't be allowed to return or come into the united states. now, we know that the united states is venezuela's largest trading partner and what a lot of people would like to see is because venezuela is the fourth provider of crude to the nation is maybe the u.s. attack that. they think that's what would really hurt the venezuela n government. but right now, the administration is not prepared to take that step. >> these steps are part of a call by some on capitol hill to precisely do what they can to kind of tighten the screws around venezuela, but as you say as long as oil that venezuela exports to the united states remains at its current status. >> level. >> there will be little change. any damage that the administration or anybody else could do to venezuela at this time. >> that's correct, jose. and the administration yesterday
wanted or asked the venezuela government to consider political prisoners, lopez has been detained more than a year never faced a trial nor formal charges brought against him. then a couple weeks ago we saw the government arrest the mayor of car ak as and other supporters. the situation there is deteriorating. the u.s. had hopes that latin america could pressure venezuela to take steps to become the great democracy that it has, great democratic history it had for over 200 years. definitely what we are seeing is escalation jose of tensions between the two countries. they haven't had an ambassador since 2010, and now the u.s. has been told they have to reduce their diplomatic personnel in that country. >> lori montenegro from washington, thank you so much. we are seeing live pictures of the president getting ready
to head onto atlanta. this is at andrews air force base getting now onto air force one, was on marine one from the white house to andrews. there you see him heading to atlanta. let me continue the conversation on venezuela for a moment, after we were talking about the president's executive order yesterday regarding that south american country. let me bring in drexel university associate professor, author of "we created chavez." thanks for being with us this morning. >> thanks for having me on jose. >> what do you think the new round of u.s. sanctions will have on venezuela? >> i think it is astounding clearly an attempt to make certain sectors happy domestically and in venezuela. the real interesting thing is this will be poisonous for the venezuela opposition, it looks like it has one foot in the
empire to many poor venezuelans, people whose kids go to school in the united states take shopping trips to miami. any action by united states government or president to make it look as though he is collaborating directly with the interest of the venezuela opposition are going to hurt them at the polls. >> you think that the opposition that has one foot in miami, this is pressure from the opposition this is not in any way the president of the united states looking at what's going on in venezuela where all the private television stations radio stations have been closed. there are people going to jail just last week lopez was jailed in the country, still nothing from the opposition leader been in prison more than a year. you think it has to do with money and with the opposition not because of concern for a country going through difficult times? >> first of all, it is not true that private television stations have been closed that's
something that's being repeated -- >> it is open is that what they're telling me? >> that is open on cable. >> that's not what i am talking about. >> global vee see own is a private station that's open. >> purchased recently by maduro allies? >> not correct, purchased by a group of investors no one knows who they are exactly. to get to the point when it comes to the venezuela opposition, the point is this is opposition that hasn't been able to win election. >> we are not talking about the opposition now. that's not what i asked you. talking about the government. >> the obama administration released an executive order filled with misrepresentations of the protests to last year. bear in mind maybe you know this maybe you don't, it is not often noted that the majority of those killed in the protest last year february march of 2014 were chavez or military officials, some shot with sniper rifles from top of buildings. the picture of what emerges from last year was overstepping of certain police officials
certainly, many have been arrested, but the continued impunity of venezuela leaders of the opposition who continue to call for and support violent protests. he is charged with a "countdown"could you"countdown" dash coup plot. something aimed at regime change in venezuela. >> do you think, i have lost track, maybe you know professor, how many different alleged coups have been thwarted by maduro from the united states or from colombia et cetera. do you think the maduro administration is utilizing the united states and their position to further clamp down and essentially say look we are threatened. we need to do more things like the president of venezuela said last night, going to ask congress for more authority. >> certainly true that any action by the obama
administration by the united states government facilitates nicolas maduro's political power and allows him to shore up anti-imperialist front which he is doing today. with regard to decree power, these are laws used by every government the past 60 years. this is not something abnormal, but every time occurs becomes a talking point in the press. reality is there are threats to the maduro government. obama administration by calling it a national security issue to the united states has essentially admitted that they're committed to supporting the venezuelan opposition to the end. >> i hope i don't hurt the name -- >> that's correct. >> thanks for your time. appreciate it. new information on harrison ford's plane crash. ntsb is out with the preliminary report finding that vintage plane ford was flying in experienced engine failure shortly after takeoff from santa monica airport. he started to make a left turn
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>> the prosecution showed jurors surveillance video, not seen by the public before shows tsarnaev dropping his backpack bomb, then fleeing. seconds later, the bomb goes off. what's the strategy showing this horrific video? >> first of all, the testimony so far has been very graphic. the strategy now has moved from the why or if he did it to why he did it so the defense team strategy here since during opening statement there was admission that the defendant did, in fact do it so it appears the defense is trying to save his life at this point, so the prosecutors, 30 of the counts jose 17 of them carry with them the penalty of the death penalty, so it is very clear that the strategy is to simply save his life and try and convince the jury he was manipulated by his brother. >> let's talk about tweets the prosecution is putting into evidence. what's that objective? >> well the tweets are showing again his state of mind that
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other big political events going on this morning in washington? you're looking here at marco rubio, just one of the potential 2016 candidates addressing the firefighter union crowd. this is a live shot from d.c. joining me democratic strategist crisco fin is and joe walk is. good to see you both. >> good to see you. >> chris, you advise democrats running for president, including some who had to deal with damage control moments. >> that's a nice way to put it. >> how would you advise hillary clinton. >> try to do it diplomatically. >> in these situations you have to be clear going in what your strategy is. if i was advising i would say come in be very direct take responsibility for what happened happened, don't qualify. if you leave doubt, that's where the reporters start to pick at
you. the most important part is laying out a specific set of actions that you're taking to address what has happened. i think she's got to come in not only take responsibility layout a clear plan to restore confidence and basically address this and kill it. what you don't want is to do a press conference that leads to more questions. that ends up becoming a pr disaster. >> and joe, how much does this take away from republicans squaring off against each other? do they sit back and watch this? >> every republican has to work hard to become a leader on the republican side of the race for the presidency. jeb bush i think clearly is leading in that race now, is the clear frontrunner, and others. governor walker, governor christie, marco rubio, rand paul a host of others. but everybody has to wait to see what secretary clinton says we have to be fair let her explain
why she did what she did, what she was thinking at the time. i think we have to wait and see. for all of the other folks that are candidates they have to do the stuff that candidates do which is raise money and build support for themselves. >> you know, joe, the fact is it is interesting we are talking about in earlier segments how jeb bush is facing 62% of the caucus and primary republican voters oppose anything having to do with immigration reform that includes legalization for the undocumented, and when you look at the general voting polls, most people support that. how does someone like jeb bush deal with the vast difference between primary voters and general election voters? >> that's a big challenge, but he has been successful in the past. you have to look at jeb bush and not brand him with the same brand you might brand his father or his brother. he is his own person. and jeb bush is somebody who won the governorship of florida with
61% of hispanic vote 14% of the african-american vote when he ran for governor. big numbers for any republican running for an important state like florida. but remember also he is married to a woman whose father was a migrant worker so he cares deeply in his heart. i think he will try to find a way to get the message out to republican voters. >> martin o'malley will address a crowd at the firefighters later today. how intently is he watching what hillary clinton has to say today? >> well he is clearly positioning himself to run for the nomination. it is going to be an uphill battle. the reality is secretary clinton, even with these little issues going on right now with the e-mails is still the prohibitive frontrunner. that i think goes without saying. martin o'malley could put together a race that challenges
i don't think it ends up being successful. i'm sorry, i have to go back to what joe said about jeb bush. the idea that you know jeb bush is going to be able to walk this proverbial fine line in a republican primary where the basis so opposed to immigration reform that anyone that mentions it is considered her ethical to republican principles is comical. he is going to do what mitt romney did, which is basically walk away from it and try to pretend like he didn't do it in the primary. and it is indicative of what republicans when it comes to this issue, the problem they have. they seemingly ignore the reality where the country is going. >> interesting, on this issue of immigration, it is toxic for the primary voters and it is going to be interesting to see how they walk that line. always a pleasure to see you.
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that's the value of performance. northrop grumman. good morning, everyone. nice being with you. frances rivera in for tamron hall. this is "newsnation." we begin this morning with breaking news. msnbc confirmed former secretary of state hillary clinton will hold a news conference this afternoon to address the e-mail controversy swirling around her. it comes as pressure builds for clinton to publicly explain why she used a private e-mail address and private server to conduct business as secretary of state. dick durbin called on the former secretary to come forward. >> i would like to hear her explanation. i think dianne feinstein was right, she should