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seconds. i'd perform exactly correctly as the attorney general for the united states. >> the attorney general recuses himself from the russian investigation. >> the top cop of our country for him to resign. >> democrats are going crazy across the board. i believe in his own mind he was being truthful. t contact was as sore sessions, not as a campaign operative. >>u.s. forces conducted a massive series of air strikes on yemen with the cooperation of the yemeni government. mike pence routinely used hi personal e-mail account for business e-mails and was hacked. just released videos at the center of a civil rights lawsuit allegi gng aiaeorgna teeger was killed by deputies. >> he was in
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re. he wasn't there. he shouldn't be there. >> snap. u.s. fighter jets buzzing a u.s. navy destroyer last month. >>ll that -- >> a sensational play from the bench. that's a great catch. you've got to bedi kidng me. >> a reflection. what a shot. >> -- and all that matters. >> how are you parents doing, by the way? >> thank you for asking. they're doing great. >> i can't help but feele h faked it a little just so he didn't have to go to the inaugurati inauguration. >> that wasn't a joke. >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> trump gave a speech on the brand-new carrier the "uss gerald r. ford." >> they said,
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president, take this home. said let me wear it. i have no idea how it looks. >> like grandpa stepped out of the army surplus store. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" presented by toyota. let's go places. >> i thought he looked pretty good in that bomber jacket, stephen colbert, but that's a funny joke. an update on charlie rose. i got a call he was spotted in central park walking the dog. they call and tell us stuff. anthony mason is with us. you know you're in good hands. attorney general jeff sessions said he will have no role in the fbi investigation between the possible ties between the trump campaign and the russian government. he insists his two meetings with the russian ambassador last year were not improper. the president blames the democrats calling it
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witch hunt. the former prime minister is also using the same word, witch hut. sergey kislyak also met before the inauguration with president trump's son-in-law gerald kushner a jared kushner and michael flynn. >> keep in mind the help of the intelligence community they were tracking russian operatives because of the expanding russian cyber attacks on democratic party officials during 2016 election. >> i have recused myself in the matters that deal with the trump campaign. >> reporter: u.s. attorney general jeff sessions said he would have no involvement in any investigation related to the trump campaign and denied accusations of collusion with the russians. >> i never had meetings with
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intermediaries about the trump campai campaign. >> reporter: the announcement came less than a day after he admitted to having two meetings with kislyak last year, something he did not reveal in his confirmation hearing. >> i have been called a surrogate in that campaign a time or two. did not have communications with the russians. >> reporter: it was said on thursday he thought he was telling the truth. >> in retrospect i should have slowed down and i should have said i met one russian a couple of times. >> reporter: in 2016 senator sessions was one of the first to endorse president trump and he became a top surrogate. >> i'm pleased to endorse donald trump as the president of the united states. >> reporter: at an event during the national convention in july he had a conversation with kislyak. then ipt
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the alabama senator's capitol hill office. >> i think i performed exactly correctly for an attorney general of the united states. >> reporter: last night on fox news sessions said the russian ambassador initiated that meeting where they discussed ukraine but not the campaign. >> i don't believe anybody that was in that meeting would have seen or believed i said one thing that was improper or unwise. >> reporter: sergey kislyak has a reputation in washington for reaching out to u.s. politicians and their surrogates. keep in mind it was his conversation with michael flynn that ended up getting mike flynn fired as national security adviser last month. counter intelligence officials say anyone working at the russian embassy here in the u.s. is viewed with suspicion by u.s. law enforcement, viewed as part of the kremlin spy network. even the russian ambassador.
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>> jeff pegues. thanks, jeff. president trump also backed his attorney general earlier in the day. he spoke out during his trip on a plan for security spending. he argued that the u.s. must show its power to the world. margaret brennan is at the white house with more. margaret, good morning. >> good morning. touring the nation's newest navy ship president trump took time to say he believed attorney general jeff sessions did nothing wrong. the president is increasingly frustrated by these persistent statements. to make his case for military expansion president trump went aboard the navy's newest aircraft carrier, the "gerald r. ford." at a cost of $13 billion, it's the most expensive ever built. >> this
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nation's ability to carry out vital missions. >> reporter: questions as to while trump campaign adviser senator sessions did not disclose his meetings with the ambassador distracted from the tour. as attorney general, sessions would oversee all fbi investigations into russia. any collusion or contact with moscow has been repeatedly denied by president trump. >> i have nothing to do with russia. to the best of my knowledge, no person i deal with does. >> reporter: but recent revelations of undisclosed meeting led justice didn't lawyers decide he should not have any role in the ongoing probe. >> therefore i have recused myself. >> reporter: yet hours earlier the president told reporters he disagreed and said sessions should oversee the investigation. >> when did you first learn he talked to the russian ambassador? >> i wasn't aware at
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>> when did you become aware? >> i wasn't aware at all. >> when did you find out. >> now the white house says any suggestion of political impropriety is politically motivated. and, gayle, senior officials tell me that behind closed doors the trump white house is quietly forming a new russian policy with a much more skeptical view as they hear from allies about widespread russian military provocations and interference in elections 'broad. >> the plot thickens. thank you very much, margaret. that's john dickerson. he joins us from washington. hello, john. >> hello, gayle. >> now that mr. sessions has recused himself from this investigation, to you think that's enough for the administration to move foords and put it behind them? >> well, the best way to move forward and put it behind them is for donald trump the keep up on the promises he made on the campaignra
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situations where you have people connected to the administration saying things that are at odds with the truth, you have michael flynn, the national security adviser and now attorney general. even though he's of a different order in terms of what he said, the job he's in is one in which forthrightness is the most important part of the job and that's the problem here. he wasn't forthright and he was supposed to bend overbackward. >> it is like a song out of "empire" drip, drip, drip itty drop. we see a son-in-law, an attorney general, former national security adviser and former campaign manager. >> the key is when did the contact take place. there's nothing wrong with the national security adviser having contact after the election. they were coming in, this is a transition, they meet with the russians. there are people who are obviously at odds with the way president trump looks a the
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security perspective, but the contacts after election are not as big a deal as the contacts before the election and they're still reporting that former national security adviser flynn was in contact with the russians during the actual election and that's really where the focus of the election is, is whether anybody in the trump campaign was involved in russian meddling with the election. that's different than after the election took place. >> john, some democrats are calling for a special prosecutor here. >> it would have to come from the acting attorney general because jeff sessions recused himself. the only way i can see that happening is if pressure comes from the administration through future disclosures. if there's more that comes out that suggests that this needs to be looked at or if somehow the ongoing investigation is somehow tainted. so i thinks
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unlikely, but if these kinds of revelations keep rolling out, perhaps the pressure grows. >> president trump was elected by an electorate that wanted change in washington, legislation change, a draining of the swamp. these stories, how much do they disstrakts from and the agenda they're trying to jump start just this month? >> in terms of the people who voted for him, these stories are an irritant and don't really distract from the white house. when he's on an aircraft carrier talking about $54 billion in increased spending and perhaps more than that, $34 billion on top of that and talked about school choice today, that's what the people who elected him see and want and they see this russian business just as a confection of the press. now, if you kojts to have republicans speaking out, that's what changes the politics of this even more. but
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the president's own team here. that's what breaks it out of the normal partisan sorting that goes on with this kind of thing and that's when it can become something that really gets in the way of the white house. >> john, thank you very much. john will be speaking with virginia democratic leader. >> senator rand paul said he and some other conservative lawmakers have not been allowed to see it. >> these to me are democratic ideas dressed up in republican clothing. this should be done openly in the public and conservatives who have objection who don't want obamacare should be allowed to see the bill. >> reporter: he also
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it's the largest operation in yemen since the january raid that left a navy s.e.a.l. dead along with dozens of yemenis. newly released video is raising questions about a high speed police chase that ended with the death of a teenager. some viewers may find the images disturbing. nicholas dyksma led ershiff's deputies in georgia on a dangerous ten-mile chase in 2015 and when the deputies stopped his truck, they repeatedly tasered him and dragged him to the groujd. dyksma was later pronounced dead at the hospital. we have how the family pushed for release of the dash cam video. mark, good morning very good morning. nicholas dyksma made two mistakes.
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he used meth and he ran from police, but his rjpatss say none of it justifies what happens ne. hay ywantou to watch this video so it never happens again. after a roughly ten-mile chase, harris county sheriff's deputies approached nicholas dykema's truck. they smashed through his window, pu hlledim out anduf cfed him. you can see one deputy put his knee on his neck for nearly 40 seconds. moments later they noticed the teenager had stopped moving. >> hey. >> reporter: deputies originally onrespded to call aboutan a m sleeping in his truck. when they woke him, right away he took off. once they caught and subdued him and he stopped breathing, deputies didn't start cpr until nearly ten minutes later. >> it's heartbreaking, you know, to ine
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>> reporter: nicholas's mom nancy dyksma can't bring herself to watch the video. >> you feel your son was executed? >> yes. >> becausesome. >> because i think that they were really rough with him, i think they were brutal to him. >> reporter: nicholas's autopsy report reported three causes of death. use of a stun gun, use of the knee to the torso and intoxication by mekts amphetamine. >> he made a mistake by running and taking meth. that may have influenced his judgment but last time i checked, that's not a capital offense. >> i know he should haven't run. i understand that. but it really wasn't their place to end his life. >> reporter: the dyksma family has filed civility suit against the harris county sheriff's office.
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they have not responded. it's under investigation, so for that reason they can't comment either. anthony? >> mark strassmann. thanks, mark. this morning the founders of snapchat of billionaires on paper. snap inc. made its wall street debut. it increased 44%. jill schlesinger is here with some of the numbers other analysts don't like. good morning. >> good morning. >> what they don't like is this company lost half a billion dollars laugh year. >> yes. >> how is this so popular an iposome. >> well, i think it has a lot to do with the 158 million daily active users. you have all those young eye balls and younger eye balls. if you're an investor you're saying, okay, they lost half
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million dollars last year but they'll find a way to monetize all those users. this going to be a hit. what's fast natsing about it, there have not been a lot of tech ipos in the last couple of years, so this really pushed through. everyone wanted it. >> if you're a billionaire on paper, how long before you're a billionaire in the banksome. >> it depends on how long it takes them. they have very aggressive objectives per the company. when they said, hey, we want to build up our revenue and they've got ambitions. again, the devil is in the details. is this facebook, or this twitter? facebook -- >> they did really well. >> they did really well. and -- it's up five-fold. look at twitter. similar kind of concept here. twitter went public. lots of ar
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down by about two-thirds from its ipo value, so we don't know which way this is going to do. >> facebook did that with a lot of mobile advertising, which is, of course, the bulk of their profit. does snap have a platform that can support mobile advertisingsome. >> it's unclear right now. one of the things is if they invest in the platforms. we'll see if they can make it. as my mother would say, why couldn't you fall in love with somebody like that, they're very nice boys. >> and you're very taken. thank you, jill. >> yes. new security scanners could speed up airport scanners by 15%. first up this morning we look at 3-d technology that
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the russian ambassador at the center of the jeff sessions
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attorney general sessions is in trouble for lying under oath. when asked if the allegations were true, he said absolutely nyet. >> i can't believe jeff sessions lied to america, especially after this country spent so many years buying his cookies. genuinely this could be a case of international espionage. sessions said he met with the russians but he also said he didn't tell them anything. it's actually inspired a brand-new jason bourne
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it's called "do you think we were born yesterday." >> a look at how they're handling this. he recused himself for possible ties between the trump campaign and the russian government. top advisers to president trump are split over the paris agreement on climate change. during his campaign, mr. trump promised to cancel the international deal to curb global warming. chief strategist steve bannon wants the u.s. to officially pull out, but secretary of state rex tillerson and ivanka trump want to reportedly stick to the agreement to avoid any diplomatic backlash. the hill reports on two new cabinet members. retired sur jenn ben carson was sworn in yesterday as secretary of housing and urban development and former texas governor rick perry was sworn in at energy
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"the chicago tribune" reports the ears of scrutiny have led to raids. warrants were executed at the company's corporate headquarters in peoria, illinois, and two other facilities. caterpillar said the search may be related to an overseas subsidiary that dodged the company for over eight years. >> "the wall street journal" reports a human error, a typo, caused an hours-long outage of amaz amazon's cloud service this week. the outage cost them $150 million in lost business. researchers say the websites of 54 of the internets top 100 retailers were slowed down by more than 20%. >> something so small can cause something so big. that's scary. politico takes a closer look at the russian ambassador. sessions failed to disclose two
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the fbi is investigating whether the people associated with the trump campaign colluded with russian officials before the election. they called this scandal a witch hunt. jan crawford, who is he. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. counterintelligence agencies are always suspicious of russian officials here in the u.s. and there is routine surveillance of them. in fact, kislyak has been on the fbi's radar for some time and now he's at center of kroers involvii -- controversy involving russian. for nearly a decade kislyak has been russia's link to washington. he joined the russia government in the '70s during the heart of the cold war. he's described as washington's most dangerous diplomat. >> he's vladimir putin's man in washington at a time when putin is one of the great
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his job primarily is to gather information and report back to moscow. >> reporter: ore the years he's met with senators and top officials. >> welcome. >> reporter: and in recent months with then u.s. senator jeff sessions who said thursday he did not meet with the ambassador as a trump campaign surrogate but kislyak did meet with several members of the administration including the president's son-in-law and close adviser gerald kushner. it was confirmed they briefly spoke with the ambassador at trump tower in december, a meeting the white house described as an inconsequential hello came around the time kushner and others came in contact with dozens of diplomats. flynn stepped down last month as national security adviser after failing to disclose to then vice president-elect mike pence about phone calls before the election. and on thursday night carter
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with the russian ambassador. he spoke at the republican convention. >> i'm not going to deny i talked with him. i will say i never met him anywhere outside of cleveland. >> you have trump officials who have been shown to have given inaccurate accounts of their contact with the russian ambassador, so really no one is saying it's inherently unacceptable that they had these contacts or conversations. why were they giving accounts that just don't square up with the facts? >> reporter: now, kislyak has met with numerous lawmakers including senior democrats. he was spotted earlier in the week at president's speech to congress but the house sergeant of arms invites the entire diplomatic corps.. in fact, they set aside hundreds of seats just for the diplomats. norah? >> thank
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to see if there's any other meetings that needs to be disclosed. >> it's been a long time that a russian ambassador has been in the limelight like this. >> you were a correspondent then. >> yes. his suspicion is understood. white house senior adviser kellyanne conway is opening up. i recently spoke with her and her family in their new jersey home and she spoke how she gave up time, family, and money to take up with the white house. i asked if there was a chance she'd run on her own. >> you have to have not only a fire in your body but bile in your throat. >> bile in your throat. >> >> to swallow so much that the country looks at you through this negative lens and corruption and cronyism and
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and you're motivated by power. >> so she's not going to run for office, she says. but we'll talk about some of the controversy she's faced in the white house and her role and what she's actually doing in the white house and actually her husband is being mentioned as a possible choice for solicitor general, which is the administration's top lawyer. he's very quiet and camera-shy but we talked to him too. >> i'm looking forward to seeing this. we very rarely see anything. she's a mother of four children, which is very accomplished and maired. >> there's lots of interesting things we discussed, yeah. lots of interesting things. >> what does she think about the "saturday night live" impressions. there's a new show this week. >> we talk about those, whether they went too far. you can see my full interview with kellyanne conway on
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travel period. around 62 million people are expected to go through airport security this month alone. >> so to help speed things up, the tsa is considering new scanners for carry-on bags. they produce 3-d images. kris van cleave got a preview you'll see first only on "cbs this morning." he's outside reagan national airport outside washington, d.c. kris, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. technology at check points like this one can be up to a decade old. the future could lay in technology that changed the game when it came to medicine. it would let screeners see into your carry-ons in ways they simply can't right now, and that could really speed up the line. you called this game-changing. why. >>? >> because there's nothing else like it at the security checkpoint. >> here's why. can you spot the knife in this
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remove your laptop for this reason. but use your finger to manipulate around and there it is. >> reporter: suddenly that knife is impossible to miss with that new 3-d technology providing side-by-side images that can spin a bag for a 360-degree view. mark laustra is the vice president of an a logic. the c.t. machine to people means radiation and i don't want to get radiated on my way to the flight. >> these produce the same amount of radiation as the system that's at the check point now. will's no difference. and we use all kinds of radiation shielding inside the machine to make sure there's no leakage. >> it can detect liquids in laptops. which means the days of carrying
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detect 95% of explosives and weapons smuggled through by undercover investigators. steve care olie says the ct technology has promised more testing is needed before it can roll out. >> it looks good. these technologies have to meet not only the technical requirements but safety requirements, ergonomics, those types of things. e have to assess that to go into the future. >> checked bags already go through a much larger ct scanner but the technology has to get larger and quieter if it's going to work in a check point like this one. the tsa and american airlines are hoping to roll out a test plan by summer. anthony? >> that's soon. can't come soon enough. that is the primary stress point in travel now, i think. >> don't we want to make it
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it's friday, march 3rd, 2017. can you believe we're in march already? we are. welcome back. ahead on "cbs this morning," more real news ahead including mark phillips' climate diary series. tourists are there to help them do their work but first here's your "eye opener" at 8:00. president trump took time to say he believes jeff sessions >>d nothing wrong. the fbi along with the help of the intelligence community was tracking russian operatives here if the u.s. >> now that mr. sessions has recused himself, do you think that's enough for the administration to move forward? >> the best way to probably move forward and put
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for there to stop being situations where people are at odds with the truth. >> nicholas dykstra used meth and he ran from police, but his parjts say none of that justify as what happened next. >> the snap has a platform that can support mobile advertising. >> it's unclear right now. it'll see if they can make it. xc's eiting. as my mother would say, why couldn't you fall in love with somebody like that, those founders, they're very nice boys. >> the accountants at pricewaterhousecoopers have received death threats. death threats. the fbi tried to investigate but the accountants handed them the wrong hate mail. i'm nor real o'donnell with gayle king and anthony mason. charlie is off. president trump is giving full support to his attorney general who said he will not ta
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investigation of the 2016 cam cain including russian interference of the elections. jeff sessions' announcement came a day after the news that he did not disclose meetings with the russian ambassador during his confirmation hearing. the two spoke twice last year, once during the republican national convention and once at his office in september. sessions said that meeting focused on international matters. >> we talked about a number of issues. one of them was of ukraine. we had a disagreement over that. the ukrainian ambassador had been into my office for a meeting the day before. i don't recall any discussion of the campaign in any significant way. it was in no way some sort of coordinating of an effort on doing anything improper, and i don't believe anybody that was in that meeting would have seen or believed i said one thing that was improper or unwise. >> sessions said he should have told the senate judiciary mm
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ambassador, but he said criticism is unfair. more than 100 democrats have called for him to resign. president trump last night said jeff sessions is an honest man. he could have stated his response more accurately, but he was clearly not intentional. the statement also accused democrats of, quote, a total witch hunt. "washington post" political reporter ed o'keefe is with us this morning. good morning. >> good morning. >> it was your papers that first disclosed these meetings that attorney general jeff sessions had with the russian ambassador. if there was nothing improper or nefarious about these meetings, why the effort to conceal them? >> that's what we want to know frankly. you would think if they want to change the health care laws, revamping the tax system, getting the nominee with no problem, they would try to get this out as quickly as possible. instead it's been
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dripping, dripping almost every single day. >> what are the key questions? >> they would want to know what he was discussing. part of the reason is because he was a member of the armed services committee. he might have met regularly with foreign defense officials, military officials, but why would he be meeting with the ambassador? that's usually reserved for the foreign relations and intelligence committees. given that everything was going on and the report of russian interference at that time, that's what raises questions. i think we in the press and certainly others want to know, you know, why else were people talking to them during the campaign. during the campaign, that makes more sense. they were reaching out to a lot more entities during that point. but during the campaign, especially around that time when he was a prominent surrogate, one wonders what was going on. >> when you were talking about mr. sessions, was it a lie or omission? >> yesterday he seemed to suggest it was an omission but that's why the questions sit there unanswered. what were they discussing and
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especially when so many other senators said they had no contact at all with the russian ambassadors. >> what do you think about the other republicans saying, listen -- >> that said anything. while he may have been getting legal advice that he might need to recuse himself, that other senators from key swing states and a bunch of vulnerable republican members of the house who may face re-election issues because of the president's unpopularity may have to address that. >> they promised tax reform by august. what are some of the signs that that may happen or that they may hit some roadblocks? >> well, for one thing you saw members of both parties running around trying to find copies of the actual reform plan. >> exactly. >> they don't have it yet. part of the reason they don't have it is because they just finished confirming most of the cabinet. the senate can't do anything else. the other, they can't figure out the details. >> i've been told it'
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the tom price plan he had put forward when he was in the house. >> but you're going have as many as 40 conservative house republicans, members of the freedom caucus raising concerns about his price or it doesn't go far enough to revamp the law. if those 40 are making trouble while democrats doan want to do anything to change the law, it could cause problems. >> how far away are they from this, ed? >> health care? >> yes. >> i would be surprised if it was done before memorial day and tax reform somewhat concur endly, but i think this is going to take a little while. >> thank you, ed o'keefe. former president george w. bush is back in the public eye after keeping a low profile during the obama administration. mr. bush has been making media rounds over a book regarding veterans and he has not shied away from the current political scene. vladdier duthiers is here to tell us all about it. good morning.
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since former president george w. bush left in 2009 he's tried to avoid the national spotlight. now that the new president is in, the former president has been drawn back in. he has been busy lately, bouncing his way through a publicity tour through a new book. >> you're closer to her than barack. >> well, let's put it this way, he's never given me a hug that way. >> but questions about the current administration are hard to avoid for a current president. >> love humor, and the best humor is when you make fun of yourself. >> well, tell that to the president. >> reporter: especially in today's polarized political climate. >> i'm out of politics. my whole view is i don't think it serves the nation or office of president to have a former president criticize his successors. >> thank you, mr. president. thank you. >> reporter: only days earlier
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for the free press it's important for media to account to the media those who abuse their power. >> i'm asked the question do i believe in free press, and the answer is absolutely. and so i answered that question and, of course, the headlines were bush criticizes trump. so, therefore, i should say there should be a free and independent press, but it ought to be accurate. >> reporter: the former commander in chief characterized the political discourse in washington as "pretty ugly" adding, i don't like the racism and i don't like the name-calling and i don't like the people feeling alienated. but for former president who stayed clear of politics for a better part of a decade, he offered this warning to the nation. >> there's an isolationist tendency in our country and i would argue that's dangerous da to our national security and doesn't befit the character of the country. >> in the
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has been promoting is a collection of his oil paintings which honors military veterans. all the proceed os thereafter book will help post veterans and their families. >> he's been having a good family. >> ellen yesterday gave him a poncho. >> because of the famous video of him trying to put that poncho on. >> with a big sign that says "this end up" so he knows where it goes. >> he's very funny too. >> he's so respect snootd he didn't want his hair to fly away. we can all relate to that. not really. >> thank you, vlad. yes, vlad, you're aware you don't have hair. >> i am. thank you. >> you're welcome. antarctica can be considered a working vacation. >> reporter: they call this place paradise bay and art ka. i'm mark philips and this is the place where tourism meets science. coming up on "cbs this morning." >> this is the place
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many scientists are worried about the future of the viernltsal protection agency. the trump administration wants to cut the epa's budget by around 25%. that proposal includes a significant reduction of staff as well, but as mark phillips discovered on a recent trip to antarctica for his climate diary series, a new funding project is giving scientists hope. tourists are paying for a trip of a lifetime along with researchers who are tagging alo along. >> reporter: ready for more than your average holiday, coming to antarctica as a tourist can be a
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it's a trip for the intrepid and not just because they can do this. it's a full immersion expense in so many ways. the operators don't call these cruises. they call them expeditions. and that's not just the way of adding to the romance of falling in the food steps of the great explorers, of seeing things off the beaten track. it's because these trips also involve science. >> they take time-lapse pictures. >> reporter: like the research he's doing. this documentary of the ever increasing speed of the glacial ice flo probably wouldn't happen if the tourists didn't come ha here you get this hybrid mix where people are paying big bucks to come down as a
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trip but it also helps the kind of work that you do. >> yeah, it is a formula that i would like to see continue. >> reporter: it may have to. with an administration of climate change skeptics in washington, the science that gets done on these trips might not otherwise happen. >> you can clearly see this big trend of increasing temperatures that's been happening. >> reporter: ken taylor is one of the em nenltd scientists whose work has provided essential data on the earth's climate history and he says the writing about funding cuts has been on the wall since day 1. >> we've already gotting indication from our funding agency that we should anticipate budget cuts. >> you should anticipate budget cuts. >> it didn't take very long after the election for that to come down. >> reporter: when the research is government funded the money doesn't go far enough. john durbin is a
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expert and checks on the whales. but there's no way he and poly fernbeck couldn't get here if they didn't get a ride from the tour operators who see, bringing actual scientists along as part of the appeal to their customers. >> it costs hundreds of thousands of dollars if you were to charter a research vessel. it's a wonderful relationship that we have. >> a relationship that has to continue if the work is to go on. >> this is the seventh year in a row we've conducted research on the ship. we've studied animals. to understand them and take opportunities with them, it takes multiple years. >> reporter: the tourists for all the fun they're having are effectively underwriting the sciencelet part of the substantial ticket prices for adventures like this goes to covering the cost of the work that's being done on board and
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to mind, they think it's a good idea. many like laurie fye from austin came here for more than the thrills. they came out of a sense of commitment to the environmental cause. >> i really think it's a shame that the science is in the cross hairs of politics because it doesn't take much to understand that we are having a detrimental effect collectively on the world. >> reporter: they come here for the experience, and they leave with even more than memories. they leave with knowledge. the scientists on board give the tourists a sense of purpose, and if it weren't for the tourists, the scientists wouldn't be here. it's a marriage made in heaven. mark phillips, "cbs this morning," antarctica. >> absolutely beautiful. >> i'm not a fan of the cold but i would like to do that. i haven't seen a penguin in person. >> we could get you up there?
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>> in part because of global warming it's hit over 60 degrees. >> it's a tropical trip now. >> makes it more appealing. >> for all the wrong reasons. >> i think i'd like to go. you're right. coming up, this fashion designer has dressed former first lady michelle obama and he shared why he wants to collaborate with lain bryant for his latest collection. you're watching "cbs this morning." shake up your routine with a completely new way to clean. new colgate total advanced health mouthwash. shake to activate a powerful cleaning action that removes twenty four times more bacteria. improve the health of your mouth with new colgate total advanced health mouthwash. shake to clean.
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the former baseball pitcher at notre dame showing off. picked up a deflection by todd. he did it. what a shot by todd gipson. >> yep, it really did go in. he did it. during last night's game. taj gipson intercepted a pass and then let it flay with a one-handed buzzer-beating heat from the three-point line. that gave thunder the three-point lead but i'm soims to say they lost to portland. he had to be on a high the whole game after that. >> there have been a lot of buzzer beaters the last couple of days. >> great ones. epic ones. >> it ain't over until it's
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morning." it's time to show you this morning's headlines. he wanted to make an apurns during the show. brian cultural i nan reportedly made a pitch to oscar producers about doing a sketch but the idea was apparently turned down. the accountant denied that he wanted to do it. we do know, of course, he was tweeting just about the time he was supposed to be handing out that envelope. >> he's been taken off oscar duty. i think mr. kullinan is saying leave me alone. made a mistake. 5-year-old jack is white wanted his hair cut short like his good friend freddy who's black. he was convinced his teacher would be
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apart if they had the same hair cut. jax's mon posted it. the post has more than 140,000 likes and his friend's name is ready. not freddy. sorry, reddy. sorry. >> look how cute their smiles are. they are happy sweet friends. >> norah, if we shave our hair, they won't be able to tell us apart. >> i get confused hear all the time. and "the hollywood reporter" reveals tom hanks is keeping the white house press corps caffeinated. journalists arrived to find he had sent a shiny new cap che ch machine. >> this is the third time that he has done this and if you've been in the white house room you know
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camped out. it's actually used a lot by the press korns. >> just when you couldn't love tom hanks any more. >> isn't this true. >> yes, it is so true. it's been 15 years since blackberry released its first phone in 2002. it's helped make words like crackberry and bbm part of the popular culture. blackberry sales peeked in 2011 with 52 million smartphones sold but amid increasing competition from apple and samsung, the company has seen a steady decline in sales. blackberry is now on a mission to reinvent its brand by focusing on software and security. john chen is executive chairman and ceo of blackberry. good morning. i believe, i believe, i believe. anthony and i still have our blackberry. >> thank you, thank you. >> you're welcome. we both really like it. i'm telling you, you're judged when you use it.
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so what are you going to do about that? >> well, it's still on the compact trail. thank you. >> it's been coming back for a while, though, john. >> i have to settle the company down first. you know, when we were having sales problems, it was important for me to make sure we, a, have a very strong financial foundation, and then, b, invest in the futures that matters, and then, c, slowly get the handset back. there's a picture. so anyway that's kind of the plan. there was too long a conversation here. >> you're unveiling a new smartphone. you're outsourcing the hardware now. >> what we did, we manage -- we provide all the software and all the security for the phones, so all the interfaces ha you're used to and all new stuff that we provide, we e manage all than but we have others building
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hardware. we have frthree licensings so f and there will be a lot. it focuses on the enterprise of things where each device, say washer and dryer, whatever it might be, or telephones, they all have better software and we want to get into every single one of them. it's just beyond phones. >> what does a blackberry have that an apple iphone or samsung does not? >> batteries. >> on the hardware side. >> keyboard. >> keyboard. and inter faces. e-mail. a lot of you you without e-mail and interfaces. but the more important thing is security. we are the most secure infrastructure, software. >> are there certain government agencies or ceo types that are only using a blackberry for that secure reason? >> yes. obviously former president obama used a
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>> does he still have his? >> i'm sorry? >> does he still have his blackberry. >> i don't know. when he left office -- >> but he was. >> yes. >> when you plan for the future of a company, how far do you feel you have to look? >> you have to look about three to five years out. in our industry, three to five years is eternity. >> what to you see in three to five years? >> we're seeing end points. everybody talks about end points management. >> what does that mean? >> it used to be everything in this and now more in everything you see and they're all interacting with each other, you know, on a constant continuous basis. >> so, john, are you here to say all the features on your iphone -- because i have that. >> i don't have that. >> i do. you can still get all those features? you can get all the features on this new blackberry? >> absolutely. we were chatting a little bit earlier. >> i believe you. >> no,
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i downloaded. >> downloaded instagram. >> i'm going to give it a try. >> all right. we're excited that the keyboard is back. >> is back, yeah. >> we're exciting. john schenn, thank you so much for being with us. >> appreciate it. fashion designer is known for his high end creations. faye dunaway wore one of his dresses on oscars night and duchess of
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the fashion designer launched his own design in 2009. his designs have been worn by former first lady michelle obama, touch is of cambridge, kate middleton and oprah winfrey for the latest cover. the collaboration for lane bryant went on sale on monday. she landed her first major cover almost six years ago for "vogue italia." it was a springboard for her career. she's modeled over the years. they join us now at the table. good morning. >> good morning. thank you for having us. >> yes. we're thrilled to have you here. it's a beautiful collection. tell us how it came about.
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period of time, i've been advocating about diversity where in our industry where fashion and beauty is always considered a size 2 or 0, i wanted to change the dialogue. i wanted to be part of this movement where women feel empowered no matter what size they are. i as a designer celebrate the essence of a woman rather than just about shape and size. i have been wanting to do that. there have been fewer incidences of that. one of them was during one of my trunk shows that i've gone to when i met this woman. there was a curvier woman who had come there and she wanted to try the collection and she -- you know, she was hesitant. and i was also on a diversity panel. everyone was talking about race and everything and one of the women said what about plus size and they said, we'll get to you. that kind of reall
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said if i really -- my thing has been about inclusion. if i want to make any change or have a conversation of change it has to include inclusion. >> i love the can-do attitude. you have talked in the past of how hard it's been find to find fashions. >> yes. >> where would you have to gosome. >> you're kind of sort of shuttered away on your computer really. up until recently. >> but even in stores. >> when you have the opportunity to shop in a store, it would be hiding in the back of a shore. home good, night stands, in order to let's get to five racks that were disorganized and that's all you had offered to you. >> given how big the audience is
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>> it's shocking. >> 67% of the mesh women. $27 billion industry. >> why didn't they reach out more aggressively? why did you have to push back so far? >> that's what we're trying to change. it's changing the conversation. it's changing the visual. it's changing their perception of what they've perceived a curvy woman or a plus sized woman to look like or to even desire in past when it comes to fashion. there's a lot of misconceptions about her. maybe they didn't know how to serve her. >> like? >> she's not fashionable. she doesn't care about fashion. she's not staying in this body forever so she doesn't want to spend money on it. >> the conversation as i mentioned earlier, it's about size 2 and it's very one dimensional. >> what's the reaction interest the fashion community? >> you know, it's been mixed. i've about got a great support
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one of the reasons -- when i talked to lane bryant i wanted to have a an elevated conversation. we chose the best photographer and we choice to run the story through "vogue." i wanted this woman to know i see her, she matters to me. >> you said $20 billion in 2016. an increase of over 17% since 2013. nike also just launched a plus size line. i mean what does this signal? i mean if you want to be at the top of the fashion industry, you've about got to serve this market. it's a growing market. >> absolutely, absolutely. and now more than ever, for me, you know, in the world we're living in where it's happening so much, you know, i think it's time for us to talk about, all right. let's get together. >> it can't happen in fashion. >> yeah. >> you can't make things for women and exclude a
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tomorrow on "cbs this morning: saturday," we'll take you to the kitchen at every table. enjoying healthy food at a low price. see how it's transforming people who eat in neighborhoods where they need it the most. >> that does it for us. as we leave you, let's take a look back at all that mattered this week. sending you love, charlie rose. have a good weekend. the president of the united states. >> president trump seemed sobered by these first 40 days in office, didn't he? >> think of the marvels we can
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good morning, it is still pretty cold out. temperatures are reaching near 40 degrees. doesn't feel 40 degrees when you factor in that wind. 32 for frederick, a couple of quick passing snow showers today. much of the day is going to be blustery and sunny mixed in with a few passing snow showers. watch out for bridges and overpasses. might see slippery spots. 42 for tomorrow, still breezy. it doesn't relax until sunday. we get into the 60s next week with a little bit of rain. it looks like that crash we had in clarksburg because of some black ice is cleared by i- 270. we also had a water main break this morning and one of your exit ramps as you head to national airport is going to be blocked while they're making repairs. it's impacting trc
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washington on this wonderful friday. a little chillier than it has been. >> it could be more chilly. i would rather have a milk shake today for my coffee. wouldn't that be nice. >> i know, right, a milk shake for breakfast. you can do that. >> i'll tell you why later on in the show. >> yeah, it's all for a good cause. >> stay tuned for that, and kevin ross, hometown up and coming artist, and dionne warwick. first, i want to tell you about a hottie to the north of us, okay, when a canadian media outlet posted pics of a young prime minister, justin trudeau social media went wild and it wasn't over his politics, but now the 45-year-old leader of our neighbors to the north started his career as a school teacher and youth advocate before being elected as canada's prime minister in 2008, and again in 2011 and again in 2015. they really love
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well, you know, i guess -- >> come on, kevin bring it in. i asked for it. bring it in. bring it in. that's it. >> we interrupt -- >> yes, there it is. see that, and and you shall receive. oh, that's brilliant. this is how to wake up in the morning. >> enough about justin trudeau. >> no straws. we'll figure that out later. this is how you start the weekend. thank you my friend. well done. >> listen to this, how to become a millionaire, how to become a billionaire in a snap, or in this case with a snap. the social media app snapchat went public and the ipo went through the roof. here's app interesting story about that. five years ago a couple of kids from st. francis catholic school in mountain view california were giggling at their phones when they got home. their dad who happens to be an investor asked what are you kids laughing at, and of course it was snapchat. dad said why don't you and the school invest in this. sound look a

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