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for what you have done. >> thank you so much. it's great. i feel like i have been given an opportunity to tell the story. i'm very fortunate. >> good that we talk about it on this very, very special day here in the united states. that's it for me. thanks for watching. i will be back at 5:00 eastern in "the situation room." newsroom continues right now with brooke baldwin. >> wolf blitzer, thank you so much. great to be with you all on a monday. i'm brooke baldwin. we begin with terror threats for the sochi olympics. coming from beyond the grave. these two men in this chilling new video are believed to be the bombers behind the deadly blast in the city last month that killed dozen of people. in this just released video, they are promising something similar for the and cnn just learned the u.s. is taking
extraordinary contingency measures here. tell me about what you know. >> brooke, the navy is sending two ships that are going to be posted in the black sea off the coast of russia in case something goes wrong. there have been a lot of security fears over the games. the location of the games in sochi in southern russia is a hard to reach area. the u.s. is deciding just in case something goes wrong and they need to do evacuations, in order to do any of this, they have to get permission from the russian government and as you know, that's always a dicy thing. just in case something happens. >> on the contingency plans, the what if plans. let's talk more about the security situation with mike baker. former covert officer, mike,
welcome. >> let me begin with sound yesterday morning. take a listen. >> it's such a rich target in an area of the world that have almost broadcast that they are going to try to do something there. >> given what you know that we don't know, would you go? >> i would go. that would be all that is an individual decision. would i go with my family? absolutely not. they almost broadcast. they have broadcast. the islamist fundamentalists who are in the back yard and waging a brutal campaign against the forces for years now.
they have been clear in stating that their goal is to disrupt these olympics. putin, he is staking his reputation on the successful completion of the olympics without incident. he has pointed to the olympics as sort of the resurgence of russia. think about it from the islamist point of view. now you know the world will be watching. you have an opportunity to embarrass putin. recently george stephanopoulos sat down with him. >> translator: if we show weakness and fear, it will help terrorists to achieve their goals. i believe the international community and fields and politics and economics and the killing of innocent people. our task is organizing to provide security for the participants and guests of the sochi olympic games and we are going to do everything for it.
>> the everything he is alluding to is the perimeter around sochi, the ring of steel, thousands of troops patrolling it. what do you see as holes here? >> targets are anything inside or outside the "olympic zone." the russians have taken extraordinary measures. around the "olympic zone." in the past month. the bombings that killed 34 people. you don't just have the "olympic zone." you have the transit points and you have to leave sochi. you have the transit points that are compared to the ring of steel that are soft targets. >> what about what they were reporting? the what if contingency with the just in case warships and planes that we have ready to go in the case of some kind of attack. what are the logistics of
evacuating a massive group of people? >> it's expecteded that perhaps 15,000 u.s. citizens will be there for the olympics. you think about what that would mean in terms of some type of disastrous chain of attacks. is you can't do anything without their permission. it's their national pride. we have a limited ability to respond in any sort of unilateral fashion. the best thing we can be doing is very close cooperation with the services. the russian services right now. to gain as clear of an assessment as possible to the security in place and what could happen and to work with them to try to say how do we respond to an assault and an attack? that cooperation does seem at this point to be lacking. >> two weeks or 2 1/2 weeks to
go. i have to ask about this. i was reading the transcript and edward snowden came up. he is seeking asylum and given the charges he faces at home, he said sure, he could buy a ticket. he is on russian soil to go to so much tow attend the olympics. i know this is out of left field, under any circumstance, could the u.s. arrest him there? >> no, it's russian territory. we couldn't and wouldn't conduct the operation to pick up snowden on their turf. you can imagine what sort of political roll back that would create. accounted we work with the russian authorities? we have seen it and they don't care. they don't havy leverage when it comes to snowden at this point. that train left the station already. it would be degree to see snowden sitting there.
i like that. >> how about that visual. mike baker as always, thank you so much. >> the new figure and new political lead here have emerged in this power politics question surrounding chris christie. here is this official. her name is kim and she is new jersey's lewd governor and today saying no, she never delivered a message from chris christie demanding favors from the mayor of hoboken as that mayor is alleging to get the money the town needed after hurricane sandy. keep in mind here, this is christie's potential presidential ambitions amid the scandal. it began with a similar allegation that the confidants arranged revenge against a town whose mayor declined to endorse him. now from union beach, new jersey and los angeles is cnn senior political analyst and editorial
director of the national journal. to you first. you are there on the ground. me about this lieutenant governor and what exactly did she say today? >> the lieutenant governor is vehemently denying the claims that came during a highly orchestrated event and he came here to new jersey and said exactly what she wanted to say. nothing more than that. she left before answering a single question. she was greeting volunteers who are spending the day helping to rebuild homes that were destroyed after greeting the volunteers, she turned to the press and addressed the controversy unfolding over the use of sandy relief funds. he made an allegation that he was tying the funds for a private real estate development
project. he took the opportunity today to respond to the allegations and here's what she had to say. >> the mayor's version of our conversation in may of 2013 is not only false, but illogical and does not with stand scrutiny when all of the facts are examined. any suggestion that sandy funds were tied to the approval of any project in new jersey is completely false. >> she then left the firehouse to join volunteers. more offended by the allegations because she was a victim of super storm sandy herself.
that was during that storm. the mayor is responding today. dawn zimmer issued a statement that leads in part, i am genu e genuinely disappointed that the lieutenant governor lived up to her promise that she would deny linking hoboken's apigation for housing with expediting a private development project. zimmer kept careful notes of her conversations on the topic and met with u.s. attorney's office yesterday. zimmer said she has now hand over the writings. brooke? >> that's the back and forth. i think i saw chris christie's press secretary there on union beach. that's besides the point. one of the reasons this story took a while to take off is the fact that a lot of people looked at the allegation that these christie inner circle traffic jams against the enemy and they refused to believe it. we have the second mayor saying hey, they threaten me too.
>> i think vastly increases the risk because as you say, it now establishes a pattern of allegation and secondly unlike the bridge scandal, you have the mayor of hoboken implicating him in that -- she said she was told by the messages of governor christie. this is a significant moment in the race. governor christie by most measures is the front-runner for republicans and in the best position to deal with the biggest problems they face and caused him to lose the popular vote. if he is significantly weakened much less forced from the field, that would be a very significant change and a balance of forces for 2016. >> i remember in the 108 minute long news conference in questions that were thrown at him with regard to leadership, you have to take a look at chris christie. let's take him on his word that it was his top aides. does the scandal make it look as
though the people backing him, they are not ready for the big time. if you want to look at 2016, if he does run for president, he needs better people around him. >> the first thing, yeah, i think clearly what this suggests if these allegations are substantiated. there is a culture in the office that most americans would find unacceptable. a level of hardball in pursuing your goals not only against the moral, but a legal line which is underscored by the fact that the mayor indicating that she met with u.s. attorneys yesterday. what we know is there going to be legislative inquiries and subpoenas and testimony under oath and may even be based on her indications a criminal proceeding. this is going to go on for a while and more relations before we are done. >> thank you so much from the national journal and join me next hour. i will be talking to a woman who heads the committee
investigating chris christie. do not miss my interview with the state senator loretta weinberg. unheard conversations of mlk talking about jfk. released today to honor the late martin luther king joorn. he has a surprising comment about the then senator who will play that for you, next. >> also amazon.com said it wants to know what you want before you do. they are going to send packages to you before you even click buy. does that sound crazy? this is the thing called anticipating shipping. this is a real thing. we will explain, next. hey, the new guy is loaded with protein! really? 25 grams of protein.
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>> first it was drones. that made national news and it's a plan to ship you items before you have even bought them online. this is called an 'tis patori shipping and the latest tool to get products to their customers faster than before. amazon is choosing items they think you want before you click buy. this is based upon past searches and what items are in your shopping cart before you check
out. take a look at this. this is an image from amazon's patent. once they are on the way, they will wait at warehouses or hubs for you, the customer to actually purchase the item. zane asher. i read about this this morning. one camp can say it is cool. one camp can say this is creepy. how accurate are they in guessing what i want? >> this is the whole idea that amazon is looking to try to know you better than you know yourself. they look at the previous searches your wish list and search history and forms a profile of who you think you are based on your habits. say brooke baldwin usually orders the same brand of toothpaste every month. i don't know if that's true, but let's say. then in anticipation thaw will buy the same toothpaste next month t starts to ship towards you.
it uses your zip code and street address and sends it to your neighborhood and waits there. so when you click i'm ready to buy this, it shows up at your house in a few hours. the whole thing is that it's all about cutting down delivery times. that's why there is a talk of using drones. that is how it competes with the brick and mortar stores and lure customers away by cutting down delivery times. >> i'm a little creeped out, but aren't there other companies who already anticipate what i want or no? >> absolutely. netflix might send you suggestions based on your previous movie watching history. you have smart bridges that tell you that you are about to run out of something. this takes it a step further. >> it assumes it. >> it sends it and it's like a huge financial undertaking or risk because if it gets it wrong more than it gets it right, you have all these wasted shipping costs.
hearing that amazon might circomvent that by giving you the item for free since they invented in sending it close to you they might give it to you free or heavily discounted. >> see what they think i want. thank you. >> of course. >> now to the hottest stories in a flash. rapid fire. >> how about this 6.2 magnitude earthquake that hit new zealand and rattling buildings. a character featured in the latest hobbit movie. this powerful quake was captured on live television during the greyhound race. take a look for yourself. >> you see the shaking here i'm afraid. looks like we might have a bit of an earthquake going on. a very good earthquake. in fact, we have a very large earthquake going here. the race is under way here. unfortunately this is falling on
me. i can tell you about the race. >> the model fell on him and he continues. he pulls it off and goes on with the rest of the race. a dog walk nearly turned deadly for a man in missouri. the victim was walking his dog and fell through the ice here and the man jumped in to save the dog and couldn't get himself out. the witness described how they try to get him. >> he was talking to his dog and the dog gets out and he can't get out. he was yelling and saying something? >> nobody had ropes and nobody could help him. he was struggling and he was yelling to us, i think i'm frozen. >> they got him out and pair medics got the guy to the. the dog is doing fine. >> 400 pounds of dynamite turned
into a pile of rubble and a matter of seconds. down she goes. a 14-story tower. the tallest tower ever imploded ever. they were given free breakfast while they waited to go home. how about that? coming up next, the rant that has gone viral. richard sherman is the player. he doesn't exactly hold back. you haven't seen the video? stand by. the player wrote a rebuttal for the critics. hear how he explains the controversial rant.
after last night's game. >> the final play. take me through it. >> when you try me, that's the result you are going to get. don't you ever talk about me! >> who was talking about you? >> grab tree, don't you open your mouth about the best. >> and back over to you. >> and back too, joe. >> crab tree responded and the film don't lie. they roll up the tape on that game. this guy is the best fake, fake, fake. sherman's online response. he doesn't have his opinions. "sports illustrated" monday morning's quarterbacks doesn't think michael crab tree is a top receiver. to those who had call me a thug or worse because i show passion, don't judge a person's character
by what they do between the lines. judge him by what he does off the field. what he does for his community and families. let's talk about this with bob from the seattle times. welcome. >> thanks. how are you doing? >> doing well. you had a lot to write about i suppose. you cover the seahawks and i want to get to the reputation of the team, but first to sherman. did the outburst there on surprise you? >> no, not really. cherm an is a passionate player and he got to this point by -- he's sort of one of those guys who has a professional chip on his shoulder. she was drafted late and used all of that people doubting him
and everything to get to the point where he is. now that he gets a lot of accurates, he will. michael crab tree and he had incidences in the past. there is 70,000 fans screaming and that's going on. i think you consider the context of all of that. it's not incredibly surprising. >> i read something today going back to his high school coach. he wasn't surprised. people who have not been following like you have to what's happening in seattle. >> you admit it yourself, this reputation for trash talk, where does this come from? >> i don't know if i would use that word, but. >> a lot of people have. >> yeah.
how would you describe it? >> my point is, it's a team of 53 players. you have a couple of guys, a couple of notable guys who are not afraid to talk. you have russell wilson who have the opposite. it's what you want to focus on. when you go to the super bowl, he will be one of the faces of the team and how he handles himself to be looked at for a lot of people. and that's not what you get with the air and all that. a lot of entertaining fun stuff and all of that. it's jushlly not like that. that was a pretty emotional time with the play. >> you remember the whole thing with tom brady a long time ago. let me end with yes, they are
going to the super bowl and a lot of eyeballs on the scene. does he get talked to by the coach or this guy wins and he's good and if he wants to use his mouth, he will use his mouth. it's football. >> there will be some of the both. he built this team, one of the reasons they got to where it is, he brings in guys like this and he lets them be who they are. they strive on that. he doesn't try to mold them into being something else. he said we will draft you and be the person that you are and make it work. obviously they completely turned the team around when he took it over and they were losing teams. here they are in the super bowl. the aspect of this. he did that in the situation like that. he didn't cuss or anything, he was making a point.
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aside and said these two things are connected, i know it shouldn't be, but they are. if you tell anyone, i will deny it. >> i deny any suggestion made by the mayor that there was ever any condition on the release of sandy funds by me. >> now to update it further and bring it full circle, we have a response to that from mayor zimmer. i am genuinely disappointed that lieutenant governor guadagno and deny linking hoboken's funds for sandy with expediting a private development project. the big picture is this is christie's presidential ambition playing out amid the scandal and it began with the similar allegation that christie conphi dapts arranged revenge against a
town whose mayor declined to endorse him. peter is with me from washington. peter, without trying to judge who is lying here because it seems like someone is. either mayor zimmer or lieutenant governor guadagno. isn't this what the christie team fears most, people saying i too was bullied by the governor? >> this is certainly a by product of the scandal and a weakened government nor. he walked across party lines with a number of democrats. there were some who were afraid to say critical things about him because they had to work with the guy who was reelected, but what's interesting to me about this is how aggressively the christie team is responding to this story, the hoboken story as compared to the george washington bridge story. they have been very, very aggressive in denying these allegations that suggests they
are confident that the mayor is lying about this. they also sense i think a little bit of democratic overreach or they are trying to portray this as overreach. if they can spin this controversy into a partisan matter, this is democrats going after republicans. i think they can probably win sympathy here. remember christie's poll numbers have taken a hit in the wake of the scandals. he was reelected by the margins and operateing for a position of general good will among the voters assuming no issues drop here. they are going out hard against the mayor and msnbc for that matter. they are trying to score some points and see an opportunity here. they are playing offense as opposed to defense. >> what are about over the weekend. chris christie was down in florida and raising funds for rick scott and met with wealthy donors and a possible look ahead
to the white house run. do we know whether or not the donors pressed him on the controversy swirling in jersey. >> i talked to a bunch of donors and they remember them for the rga. there was a meet and greet yesterday in palm beach at the home of home depot founder. a big republican donor. the issue did come up. i talked to him earlier today. he said that christie felt chasened and i will read one of the quotes he said to me. he said he talked about how personally hurt he felt by the people who let him down and he had to take responsibility. in his word, christie was terribly disturbed by what happened. he was not pressed on the matter, but it did come up. 2016 came up, but christie egs expressed regret about these things and he was greeted by two standing ovations and there were 750 republicans, donors who showed up to the event. this story just adds to the
level of intrigue around chris christie and one of the people in the room was jack welsh. the police commissioner was in the room. a big republican donor. big names who were interested in seeing christie yesterday. it was a big weekend in florida. >> two standing ovations. thank you very much from washington. on the story about 20 minutes from now, we want to talk live to the woman who heads the committee who is investigating chris christie. don't miss my interview with loretta weinberg. it would be the first court order state funded sex change for a prisoner in this country. a federal appeals court upheld a judge's ruling granting this taxpayer funded sex change operation for a transgender inmate serving a sentence for murder. i am talking about michelle
kosalek who was convicted of murder in 1990 of wife, cheryl. her request for medical care date back when she was first incarcerated. the court said the surgery is the only adequate care and failing to provide it, violates her constitutional rights. joining me now on the phone from massachusetts, boston globe reporter milton valencia, milton, with the back and forth and now with the federal appeals court upholding the ruling. is this a done deal? >> the state spent a lot of money challenging this unbeingfully. they can bring this before and you had 90 judges sitting on the panel. they can bring this to the u.s. supreme court and they can decide. it's the battle. do they want to pick this or
they brought a million dollars in legal fees. does the state want to continue the losing battle or want to provide what has been ordered by the courts? that's where we stand now. they are looking at this and that's where we stand. >> this has been milton's long fought battle as you point out this morning and struggled for years and years feeling that she was a woman in a man's body. do me a favor and walk me through the back story. >> michelle was convicted of murdering her wife. she was robin at that time and she changed her name and she identifies as a woman. she said this has been a lifelong battle. when she received treatment, she started to improve. she twice tried to kill herself and cast rate herself and once she started to get treatment in prison and it was court ordered, she started to improve and her
doctors and herself are saying now that the only way she can treat a severe form is to have this surgery. the courts have long held that jails and prisons have a responsibility of treatment for prisoners and recent years they said gender identity and this is diagnosable and the disorder can be treated through hormone treatment and through surgery. sex change surgery. the judge ruled that this is at this level. the only adequate treatment for a life-long illness is the sex change surgery. >> how much, first of all, would this kind of surgery cost taxpayers? >> it ranges. it could be as much as $50,000. it could be as little as $5,000. it depends. >> i have to ask. how are people reacting to to this and specifically the family. victim who was murdered.
are they saying anything? >> a lot of people are outraged at the basic concepts that one would think of. that the state would be paying for surgery that a lot of people couldn't afford on their own. a lot of people who weren't convicted of murder and not serving life sentences wouldn't be able to do on their own. you have the state going to do this. the argument is prisoners still have rights. official lot of her rights when she took her wife in 1990. that's really the battle is how far do you go? it is noted that one of the justices said we are talking about cruel and unusual punishment while not providing the sex change surgery and would not constitute cruel and unusual punishment. families are outraged, but it goes back to the constitution of what the state's obligations are. >> milton valencia. appreciate you for calling in.
coming up next, it's 12 years since the bobsled team qualified for the winter olympics. one thing stands between them and sochi. money. we will talk to the team captain about a big push to get them there. but first, actor matt damon working to get clean water to those in need in west virginia. how the academy award winner is impacting our world. >> this celebration in india has a special guest. matt damon. but the oscar winning actor is not the big news of the day. the new water pump is stealing the spotlight. and damon's charity made it happen. water.org helps bring water and sanitation to those in need. >> water really under pips everything. every 20 seconds a child dies because they lack access to clean water and sanitation.
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the team made history and now another generation is trying for a repeat. jamaica learned that the two-man team qualified to compete in sochi and back in 1988, money could keep the team out of the running and now there is this massive push to get them to russia. this is the first time a team qualified for the winter olympics since 2002. joining me in now is the captain and the driver and winston from wyoming. congratulations to you. who is in the picture? who are your friends? >> these are my teammates. these other guys made this happen. it's not a one-man team. it's a two-man bobsled team. two men cannot just do it. we have to have altimates to travel with us also. these two guys are as important just like myself here.
>> we have the team in the picture. with the team here, we are talking and i'm hearing $80,000 is how much you need to get to sochi? >> it should be more, but -- i'm just kidding. that would help us to get the better equipment that woo ke choose from whenever we go to russia. the temperature fluctuates. the thing is, you can use certain temperatures on certain temperatures. you have to have the right temperature runners for the temperature that day. >> i will will take your word for it. you are the professional. you need at least this amount of money. from what i have seen, there multiple websites and groups of people who are trying to help you guys raise the money to get you to russia. so i'm clear, the people did this on their own. have you talked to these people who are trying to help you out? >> yes. what i tried to do, i followed
everything to the president federation. she dealing with that. i'm dealing with you guys here. with the media. this is much better for me right here. >> we appreciate you dealing with us. we want to see you get to sochi. i have to have the obvious question and forgive me for asking a question. you feel it many times. how exactly does a jamaican get into bobsledding, may i ask? >> in jamaica, we have a competition there that goes down the hill, they call it a car derby. if you watched the movie, it's in the beginning of the movie where a guy raced with a wood cart. there is two business men used to live in jamaica that have h that idea and said it looks like a bobsled. they came back to the united states and approached the u.s.
bobsled federation about you search for athletes. they couldn't find athletes on the street. they turned to the military to search for athletes. that's where most of the athletes are. that's a helicopter pilot. a couple of them who are guys. from there and here we are. >> and here you are. i'm curious, i remember being younger and waiting in line for quite a while and meeting the original team. the 88 team once upon a time. have you been in touch with any of those guys. any advice on how to pull this off? >> i joined 1993. those guys were my teammates. >> those were your teammates? we wish you luck and we will watch you. hopefully the numbers grow to
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16,000 word article "the new yorker," the president said he didn't think pot was any more dangerous than alcohol and they should reconsider drug laws when most people have broken the law, but only a few are punished. joining me now from the white house and no, it's taking a lot of people by surprise, but it's not like he is saying legalize it. big difference. >> no. that's absolutely true. he is keeping the complexity in there and not really making it any easier for americans. he said i don't think it's more dangerous than alcohol. it's less in terms of the individual impact on the consumer. then he carefully restates the other side which is about the slippery slope. whether it would be a good idea to have a negotiated dose of cocaine or even of meth. it's clear this president is grappling with the idea of legalizing marijuana. >> if you want to read this
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hour two, i'm brooke baldwin. we begin with new jersey, chris christie's people claims that kristi tried to bully her. a top associate calls that claim, in a word, offensive. the mayor of hoboken is sticking to her guns. that's zimmer on the right side of your screen in the white coat. she said christie sent her a message through her lieutenant governor that she had to support a development christie wanted if she wanted hoboken sheriff sandy relief funds. here is that strong reaction. a solid denial from the chris christie camp. >> mayor zimmer's version of our conversation is not only false, but is illogical and does not with stand scrutiny when all of the facts are examined.
any suggestion, any suggestion that sandy funds were tied to the approval of any project in new jersey is completely false. >> that was the lieutenant governor just this morning, but the big picture here as governor christie's ambitions matched against this growing cloud of controversy and began with the charge that christie aides took revenge by creating this traffic jam on the george washington bridge and spilled off the freeway and clogged the mayor's streets and as to the new charge, the mayor said and i quote her here, i am genuinely disappointed that the lieutenant governor lived up to her promise and denies linking hoboken's application with expediting a private development project. so charge and counter charge.
it sure sounds as though someone is not telling the truth. joining me now, loretta weinberg is the senate majority leader and chairs the committee that is investigating governor christie. welcome. >> thank you, brooke. >> we know that mayor zimmer said she has talked with u.s. attorney who has his own investigation, this preliminary investigation. senator, has she gotten in touch with your committee yet and do you want to hear from her? >> no, i have not spoke tone mayor zimmer and as far as i know she has not reached out to our committee, but i read the same reports that you just reported that she did have a-elect lengthy meeting with the u.s. attorney. i believe yesterday. >> would you like to talk to her? >> well, i think if i talk to mayor zimmer, it will be in the context of our committee hearings. there have been allegations and there denies of those allegations. part of what our committee is
charged to do is to get to the bottom of what happened at the george washington bridge. its implications for the environment and further in terms of the geographic reach. >> senator, one of your colleagues and fellow democrat who has taken the lead on all of this and addressed the fresh allegations yesterday, let me play part of that. >> i think we have to give the allegations serious thought because it is a papattern we have heard. she is the first to say this specific thing happened. >> the democrats keep saying this is a pattern with christie. can you give me other examples of governor christie trying to muscle his adversaries or they relevant if they are not illegal. >> i'm not going to pass judgment on the legality or the
illegality. those are some of the charges that our committee will be investigating. however what i have said is that there is an environment in new jersey that i thought the governor was partially responsible for and that's an environment of maybe thinking some of his employees or his high ranking appointees think that certain behavior is acceptable. the kind of behavior that we have seen proof of in the george washington bridge issue. time to create traffic. the infamous or famous e-mail from the deputy chief of staff, bridge et kelly. the context of this, the idea that somebody might be sitting in an office someplace and putting thousands of people in jeopardy by the kind of action that was taken at the george washington bridge, does that show a pattern of punishing
innocent people if the elected officials who represent them do not follow whatever it is the administration feels they should be following. >> i know that e-mail blows the mind of many, but i have to ask as you talk about the pattern and the leadership, doesn't this environment that is new jersey politics, the negative stereotype, does that not predate chris christie to be fair? >> well, to be fair, no. have we had our share of corruption? yes. have we had our share of corrupt individuals be arrested? that has been done publicly certainly. i am have been proud of the state of new jersey. i'm a proud new jersey an and public official of the state senate. no,i don't think we had that kind of environment existing in our state directly related to the administration or so the allegations are.
that's exactly what our committee is going to be looking at. >> we will be watching for that. loretta weinberg. thank you so much for joining me. a appreciate it very much. >> thank you, brooke. >> now to breaking news concerning the olympic winter games and security out of sochi. in 2 1/2 weeks before team usa and their families and the trainers and tens of thousands of american tourists arrive in russia for the winter olympic games. the host city is under a terror threat. reports are now emerging that russian authorities are huntinga a woman who maybe planning an attack on the winter games. take a look at the picture. she is a black widow, part of the extremist female terrorist group so-called because some of the women seek to, venj the deaths of their husbands. this news comes as another threat surfaces from beyond the grave.
these two men in this chilling video are believed to be the bombers behind a deadly suicide blast in the city last month. that killed dozens of people. in the just released video, they are promising something similar for the host city of sochi. one senator said the terror threat is so serious, he would not go. >> i would not go. i don't think i would send my family. i don't know how you put a percentage on it, but it's a rich target in an area of the world that has almost broadcast that they are going to try to do something there. >> in a moment, i will talk to a former olympic athlete who is heading to sochi, tara lipinski. the covert operations officer. etch perez, let me begin with you here in our reports about the black widow. what more can you tell us about
this woman some. >> well, brooke, at this time u.s. law enforcement is working with the russians. the russians have handed out the flyers to hotels and other people in the region to see if anybody has seen her and trying to track her down. u.s. officials obviously are very worried about the games. the location of sochi in southern russia not far away from the caucuses and the scene of a lot of bombings in recent years gives them a lot to worry about. there is not much officials can do. this is russian territory. they can offer assistance, but they are dependent upon the russians sharing information. there is a lot of dris trust between the russians and the u.s. authorities. we know that the u.s. is aware of this effort to try to find this woman. it's not clear that they know more than that and they can verify that she may be planning something at this point.
>> mike baker to you, we have confirmed that police handed out flyers and asking staff to be on the look out for this woman. what do you make of this report? >> i can guarantee you that they identified this one individual. they have a lengthy list of suspects in operations that are under way. count counter terrorist operations. this is not the only black widow or individual of concern that the russians are looking for. this is part of the problem. we don't have enough understanding right now of the threats. the active threats that the russian services are acting on. we would love to have more insight. people think of dag stan and a couple of days ago, the russians killed one black widow and several other militants. we don't have to go far back in our own activities here in the u.s. think of the boston marathon bombings. we have i connection here.
we know for a fact that the russians didn't share the level of information they had. there is no surprise that there is not the cooperation we would like to see. i guarantee you they are talking about the one black wid poe and there others. >> tara lipinski, i want to talk to you as a sports commentator who is going to hop on a plane and head to russia and a former olympian. you are going to sochi and you hear us talk about black widows and lack of cooperation with the governments. how concerned are you? >> i would be crazy to say it's not scary to hear about the threats, but at the same time i have been to many olympics and the security is so intense and so high that i do feel safe. >> as a former olympian, try to, if you can, help us jump into the mind set of these current olympians. this is the moment of their lifetimes thus far. their olympic career, performing
at this level. can they compartmentalize possible fears with just needing to perform? >> yes, i would say athletes are probably the best at pushing away outside influences and focusing on the training. this has been a dream of theirs for so long and they have been waiting for this moment and thinking about their personal performance. you would hope there is so much going on in their mind that this is not seeping in and affecting their experience in sochi. if you look back, there has been so many threats at the olympics. i think athlete are used to that and they know that okay, we are going to hear about this, but when we go, we have people surrounding us and telling us where we should and shouldn't be and hopefully they do feel safe. >> do you think team usa if you were an athlete going-over and competing and figure skating this year, would you or your teammates have a conversation
with the coaches and larger organization that if and when something happens, you have a plan to get out. >> i'm sure you have to take precaution. you can't take it lightly. i'm sure all the athletes know what's going o. at the same time being at the olympics, i have never experienced security that high. hopefully that will put the athletes at ease. there is a lot of security. >> it's scary, but i'm hoping that the atmosphere is not overshadowed by this. >> mike, i want to you comment on what she was saying. you have to presume and i have seen reporting on evacuation plans. what discussions do you think of happening given the news we are reporting? >> there many layers here. we want the cooperation with the russian contracts so we can offer our resources and capabilities and intem jens and help them develop the best
security plan. part of that is we want that cooperation to take all of that back here to the u.s. and our own personnel can use that to enhance and better protect our team as they go over. there is a give-and-take here that takes place. i think tara is right. the athletes are going to have the time of their life. enormous opportunity and at the same time, underlying all of this is the very real fact that here in sochi, unlike a number of other places, you have got a very long-term, highly motivated insurgency. islamist fundamentalist in the back yard and no matter what the russians do to tamp that down, the problem with counter terrorism is it's not a zero sum game. you never get the risk down to zero. >> it's not just the athletes. we wish them well and want usa
to win, win, win. it's the journalists and the writers and the fans holding a collective deep breath that everything goes off okay. mike baker, thank you all very much. we will take you live to the film festival and i get to talk to kurt russell about his baseball career. you heard me right. see this picture of him? that's coming up. also a kentucky hospital plans to open a heard surgery unit where five children died withou regulators. explaining to really anyone what's different now versus what happened before everything went wrong. looking for answers. a mother accuse of murdering two of her children and wounding two more was exemptioning an exorcism, but there a lot of questions here. a busy day in the newsroom. we'll be right back. bl ve garden's best 2 for $25 yet
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and stabbed them in an attempted exorcism. that happened in a germantown townhome last friday. they are 2 and 1 and the siblings ables 5 and 8 are in the hospital. the mother is 28-year-old avery and she was charged with first degree and attempted first-degree murder. a woman who lived at the home is also charged. they found the children's bodies inside after a neighbor dialled 911 and reported seeing activity and a knife inside a car. avery's former pastor told the affiliate she never discussed or preached about exorcism and her kids seemed quite happy. >> they were confident and happy kids. you kind of get a feel for kids that are abused or neglected and that just did not fit these children. >> cnn legal analyst and former
prosecutor sun i hostin joins me here. you heard from the pastor and no obvious warning signs of neglect. where do investigators begin? >> i don't know if they know where to begin. this certainly -- this story is still coming out and it shocks the conscious. any time a mother kills her own children, it shocked people when we heard about susan smith and andrea yates and i suspect that what we are going to learn it is perhaps a mother with mental illness. we see this often times in law enforcement when we see this kind of crime. i spent the morning and looking at this case looking at mothers who kill or mothers who have killed. you sort of see that i think the trends and a lot of it has to do with mental illness. >> like what? >> you do see overwhelmed mother
with little support at home and possibly a history of mental illness. there have been mothers unfortunately who kill because they want to get into a new relationship and that new person doesn't want someone with children and that sort of responsibility. there cases when mothers that kill, fortunately we know it is unusual and rare. i suspect in this case from what i am learning, this has a lot to do with mental illness. >> this family is looking into this hit on hard times and parents are separated. do we know about this other woman who is facing charges? this sanford? >> that's the fascinating thing about it. we don't know much. we are learning that they met in church. that's about it. the investigation is very new. it's ongoing.
i suspect we will hear more about a woman with not much support and overwhelmed and a cnn investigation about infant heard surgery. it was shut down after five babies died and now that report reopens that program with zero explanation of what went wrong. that's later, actor kurt russell from park city utah. did you know at one point, he had a career in minor league baseball. we will have fun with him and his family. $45 a month. wow...no annual contract. no annual contract. no long-term agreement. no long-term agreement. really? really. ok, so what's the catch? there is no catch. ok, i'm obviously getting nowhere with you. i'm gonna need to speak with the supervisor. i am the supervisor. oh, finally someone i can talk to.
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star they bought tickets in droves. that film star, you heard of this guy, kurt russell joins me alongside his nephews. they are the codirectors of the documentary about the portland mavericks. it's called the battered bast arts of baseball. so gentlemen, welcome. >> this is chad and that's matt. >> kurt russell at the middle. let me begin with you. your dad owned the team. growing up. how big of a deal was baseball in your house? >> baseball was really important. my dad played pro ball and their cousin and my nephew matt franco played in the big leagues. they were taken very, very seriously. my dad had this idea. it became available to him to
create a team that was not affiliated with a major league team. he recreated as it were the idea of independent baseball. that was where it started. these guys found out about it and said this was an interesting story. >> being a huge part of our life, he was four houses down from where they grew up. >> he was a bad boy with the yankees and ronald reagan and loretta young. he had a storied acting career. >> bonanza, anyone? >> bonanza. that was the for 13 seasons and the project started when chapman came across a team photo of the 1973 portland mavericks and it was a team photo that was different than team photos with baseball players. they were clean cut.
the players's jerseys are on backwards and there was a dog if the photo and they wanted to know more. >> maybe he wanted to play with the guys it sounds like. >> yeah, absolutely. definitely a team i would have rooted for for sure. we did initial research and said sorry to find out more about the team and the characters connected to the story. we uncovered this story we wanted to tell. >> me beyond the backwards jerseys and the beer chugging what kind of players were the mavericks. what did it do for the city? are. >> absolutely. a lot of the players, because it was an independent team and a failiated with major league baseball, they had to put together the players that nobody else wanted. they cut from other teams. some of them never even drafted in the first place. they had to put together a rag tag team of players to compete against the bonus babies to perform for major league teams.
that's the players we are in. when we were talking to kurt, they were good baseball players and they had personality problems. portland was an area where all these guys could converge on and have a second chance at playing baseball. >> they had a good eye for ball players. he knew what he could put a team on the field that could compete. they were put on the team to create a sensation in portland. they turned around the view of baseball. >> not only did you play in portland, but half my day would be spent looking at stats. not that i'm trying to embarrass you, but we found you on the bend rainbows minor league teams and switch hitting infielder. 1971. batted .285 and then .325 for
the walla walla islanders. am i getting this right? >> islanders, yeah. >> what happened this to guy? >> the all-star team right now. then i got -- those teams were affiliated with them and i went to the california angels and played in the texas league in el paso. >> hollywood baseball how did you make that? >> it was in her world. >> at the time i didn't work in the picture business during the baseball season. >> the picture business. >> the story came at an interesting season. >> being a bit, the deputy claim on bonanza. the rotator cuff done as a baseball player. it's interesting factors that we are converging. a lot of skepticism at first. they didn't know who he was. they didn't think he had a
baseball background. it was an independent team with the financial support for the baseball. it was a deep skepticism and i think what the documentary covers was a blossoming love story between the portland mavericks. it took off. >> good luck at sundance. >> i love the chance to find out about it. >> all the stories you find out in the conversation about beer or coffee. thank you so much. called battered bast arts of baseball. back after this. natural gas? nuclear? or renewables like solar... and wind? let's find out. this is where america's electricity comes from. a diversity of energy sources helps ensure the electricity we need is reliable. take the energy quiz.
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it's covered by most health plans. . just past the bottom of the hour. kentucky families disoperate for answers when each lot of a baby after undergoing heart surgery at kentucky children's hospital in lexington. fast forward several months, zero answers. they plan to perform the surgeries again saying they are doing things differently now. the senior correspondent sat down with the grieving families. >> what happened to these babies? behind the walls of kentucky
children's hospital? jackson moore was the first to die. then kalen allen and mason hall. then kor on wilson and ray shon lewis smith. >> for three days i got to hold him and the next day he's gone. >> he was born and he looked as healthy as any of my other children. three weeks later, we are burying. >> five babies, all dead after having heart surgery at kentucky children's hospital that babies usually survive. >> did you get answers about your son's death? >> no. we are still searching. we asked and asked. >> it's awful to lose a baby any time. does it make it harder when you are never told why? >> something happened. i am not getting any answers. >> mama ma.
your turn. >> the babies all died within 11 months. shortly after the fifth baby died in 2012, the hospital decided to stop heart surgeries and put their only pediatric heart surgeon on leave. now a little more than a year later, kentucky children's said they planned to start doing heart surgeries again. shockingly, it seems no medical governing is required to sign off on the decision to reopen the troubled unit. >> the only place is for me. >> that's the doctor, the executive in charge of kentucky children's hospital. he told us he commissioned an internal report on the heart surgery program. these parents hoped that report would give them answers. here it is, 102 pages long and it doesn't explain why the babies died. in fact, it doesn't even acknowledge that babies died at all. >> how do you know when the problems have been fixed when
they are not identified. they can say they fixed them, but is an internal review really objective? >> i expect nothing more from a health care facility than honest answers and whether it's good or bad, we should know. i mean that's not too much to ask. >> last may, doctor carp told us parents can rest assures. >> parents should trust you that you are reopening and doing a good job? >> this is america. they have a choice to trust us or not trust us. all i can them is i'm not going to reopen until i feel good about it. it's as simple as that. >> a spokesman for kentucky children's declined the request for another interview, referring us to the press release about the report. so we went to talk to dr. carp ourselves as he was arriving to
speak at a community center. >> can you tell the parents after babies died after having heart surgery at your hospital? can you give the parents some answers? sir, can you give the parents some answers some. >> unfortunately babies died at other places also. >> that's true, but other hospitals are far more transparent. they report how many babies die. kentucky children's won't say. >> doctor, can you explain why so many babies died after having heart surgery at your hospital? >> i explained to you our mortality hit the national standards. >> he is spinning the facts. at his hospital after heart surgeries, children died at an alarming rate of 7.1%, more than double the national average of 3.2% and when it comes to how well they perform on children, dr. carp won't say. they can find the detailed
information on their websites. >> they want an explanation and your report didn't give the explanation. >> they will be taking in patients again. how does that feel? >> it's scary. it's scary. just because we don't have answers. >> it really hurts. they will open it back up. i'm scared for the kids. i don't want nobody to have to go through this again. >> what are you worried could happen? >> the same thing that happened to my baby and the same thing that happened to their babies. i never brought my child home. he never left the hospital. he was three weeks old. >> kentucky children's hospital said they will do things differently this time. for starters, the original heart surgeon put on left eventually left and they plan on hiring a new surgeon and creating a dedicated intensive care unit for heart patients and is considering partnering with
another hospital for pediatric surgeries and kentucky children's said they plan to no longer perform the most difficult types of congenital types of heart surgeries. that doesn't satisfy the parents left mourning their children, tortured for more than a year by unanswered questions. >> i don't think it gets any easier ever. that it ever will. i have been told my entire life that time heals everything. i don't believe that. i still miss my baby. every day. >> those parents. elizabeth cohen with me now. how come it seems they can reopen without external oversight? >> without permission from anyone. right. it seems that way because from wa we know, they have never been cited for wrong-doing or governmental or licensing body. as dr. carp said, the only person i need permission from is me. they closed it on their own and
they can reopen on their own. >> given the statistics and the rough time they had with surgeries, these heard surgeries specifically, why do they want to do them again? >> dr. carp said it would be a hardship if they were not there to do the surgeries. others say wait a minute, other reports do the surgeries with relatively nearby. people could go other places. these critics say they think the reason why the university does them is because these are lucrative surgeries. many of them reimburse at hundreds of thousands of dollars. ray shon smith had ten surgeries in his short life. these children represent a lot of money to hospitals. >> we will stay on it. thank you very much. americans of course remembering the reverend martin luther king today. the obamas volunteer at the d.c.
central kitchen. the big community kitchen preparing meals with the first family there. also in washington today, a wreath placed at dr. king's memorial where dr. king is assassinated. a rare roaring of an interview was played. you will hear dr. king discussing with john f. kennedy, his releasing him from prison two weeks before the election and then sent kennedy to the white house. >> many forces worked to bring about my release. i don't think that there any one force brought it about, but you have plurality of forces working together. i'm sure that the interests of the public in general all over america had something, a great deal to do with it. it is true that senator kennedy did take a specific step. he was in contact with officials
in georgia during my arrest and he called and my wife made a call and expressed his concern and said that he was working and trying to do something to make my release possible. his brother who at that time was his campaign manager also made contact with officials and even the judge in georgia so that the kennedy family did have some part, at least they expressed a concern and they did have some part in the release. but i must make it clear that many other forces worked to bring about also. >> dr. king's comments there are on a 53-year-old real to real tape discovered in a tennessee attic. the last minutes are only now made public. >> the jamaican bobsled team qualified to go to the winter
olympics in sochi. the only problem is they can't afford the trip. a big push by some complete strangers to try to get them to russia. i talked to a couple of bobsled members today. i will share that with you. did you see the post-game rant from richard sherman? he was just a tad amped up after that game. the comment that had everyone going. now he is explaining himself. that's next. ♪ turn around, barbara ♪ i finally found the right snack ♪ [ female announcer ] fiber one.
. given some of the recent reporting, it's understandable that people are nervous about going to the winter olympics in sochi, but the jamaican bobsled team is desperate to get there. the team is trying to raise thanks to strangers, $80,000 they need to get there. last hour i talked to them and asked how jamaicans in a land of sun and no snow got into the sport in the first place. >> they couldn't find athletes on the street. what they did was turned to the military to search for athletes. that's where they found most of the athletes. a helicopter pilot and a couple of them who were guys. from there and here we are. >> so now total strangers are trying to have them raise the $80,000 to cent them to so much tow compete.
the broncos will face the seahawks and they are getting attention with the rant. after saving sunday's game for seattle, we have more on the post-game moment that everyone is talking about today. andy? >> hey, brooke. richard sherman is known as one of the best quart backs in the nfl and also one of the greatest trash talkers. he also walked the walk. he came through with the game winning play, batting the ball away, causing the interception. he got in michael crab tree's face and up the choke sign to the 49ers bin. he wasn't done yet. he went on an epic post-game rant. >> i'm the best one in the game. that's the result you are going to get. don't you ever talk about me! >> who was talking about you?
>> crab tree. don't you open your mouth about the best! >> crab tree tweeted film don't lie. pull up the tape of that game and show me where this guy is the best. #fake fake fake. he ended with a tweet of his own saying a lion doesn't concern himself with the opinions of a sheep. we will have to wait and see if he walks the walk when he takes on peyton manning with the record setting offense in the super bowl february 2nd in new jersey. >> thank you and we also know richard sherman posted a column on the quarterback site and he still doesn't think he's the top receiver. it was lout and in the moment and it was just a small part of the concern i am. it goes on that i don't want to be a villain because i'm not.
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bae admits to committing a, quote, serious crime to north korea. let's keep in mind here, north korea has a long history of coercing false confessions. bae is a father of three. he was imprisoned back in november 2012. at the time, he ran a company specializing in tours in north korea. joining me now is brian todd. first, to the video, brian, tell me exactly what he's saying and what is he asking the u.s. to do? >> kenneth bae wants the u.s. government to take action to secure his release. as you say, he admits to serious crimes against north korea and as you pointed out, they have a long history of extracting false confessions from their captives. he's been held for 15 minutes after being accused of trying to topple the north korean government. he also combined tours spreading christianity and the north koreans saw that as a threat. he wants to be pardoned by north korea and returned to his family. he also says that north korea
does not abuse human rights and wants to stop north korea from doing that. >> i would like to plea with the u.s. government, press, and myself to stop worsening my situation by releasing materials related to me, which are not based on the facts. >> now, several analysts we spoke to say this could be a good sign, meaning that they may be able to release him. his mother says that he's very ill with diabetes and enlarged heart and other ailments. north koreans don't want americans to die in their custody and that his release may be a way to get concessions from the u.s. brooke? >> again, brian, context. because we've heard from korean war veteran held by north korea also made a confession, you know, to get his release and only to admit after the fact he had been forced. how is the u.s. responding to what we've seen in the
individuvideo? >> merrill newman was released a week after his statements and then rescinded the statements. an official tells us they are working actively to secure his release. this official says they have now offered to send ambassador robert king, the special envoy to north korea, to pyongyang to secure bae's release. they are waiting for the response from north korea. things could get moving fairly soon on this. possibly. >> possibly. possibly. we'll watch for your full report at 5:00 eastern on "the situation room." a comet 500 million miles from either. that's next. the modest first floor bedroom in tallinn, estonia and the southbound bus barreling down i-95. ♪ this magic moment it is the story of where every great idea begins. and of those who believed they had the power to do more. dell is honored
all right. big winter storm warning for new york and much of the east. chad myers, we were talking over the break to quote you, cold, cold, cold. >> another shot, like 20 below zero for windchill factors behind the snow. this was a winter storm watch this morning which means something might develop. right through philadelphia and four to probably eight inches of snow. more as you get towards the coast. there will actually be ocean-effect snow. we talk about lake-effect snow all the time but the ocean will give up some moisture and dump the heaviest snow right along
the coast. d.c., probably four inches for you. farther to the north, philadelphia, four to six. atlantic city, closer to eight even though you're at the ocean, the ocean effect because you're closer. this is really an afternoon-type storm for new york city, philadelphia, and long island. and long island, i tell you what, you could get ten inches of snow. brooke, we're talking about, although maybe eight inches of snow in some cities, four to six, you may never see four to six because there's a two-foot drift and then nothing right next to it. the wind is going to blow this stuff around. >> okay. i have a feeling we'll be talking about that tomorrow. but we have about 90 seconds to go. this spacecraft is landing ohhen on a comet. what does this mean to you? >> 200 years ago when they found
the rosetta stone, the stone may figure out how the earth, how the galaxy, how the solar system was made. it's going to put this little shuttle down to 67b and it's going to land on there and it's going to send old comet. >> can i ask you, since i have a little more time, how big is this comet to land on? >> this was supposed to find another bigger comet but didn't get shot up in time. it's been sitting up there kind of looking at comets for ten years. they -- >> so it's ready to land on a
comet is what you're telling me, chad? >> they said, let's wake up and it woke up. it's about the size of a football field. it's going to be a little bit of work. >> chad myers, thank you so much. >> you're welcome. thank you for watching. in the meantime, to washington. "the lead" with jake tapper starts now. you can't call it a manhunt because the suspect whom russian authorities may believe is about to attack the winter olympics, well, she isn't a man. i'm jake tapper and this is "the lead." she's being called the black widow. there are reports like these that is there any wonder the u.s. may have plans to protect team usa if the russians cannot? the politics lead. chris christie's administration stands accused of playing political games with hurricane relief fans for the city of