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♪ no excuses. police in baltimore admit they should have provided medical care to freddie gray during his arrest. protesters have been bussed in now and planning to shut the city down today. as his family demands answers about what really happened to freddie gray. plus, it is the story blowing up on twitter and facebook, frankly everywhere. former mrnian bruce jenner says he's a woman. new revelations about his journey, his gender and his family. look, incredible pictures from chile, the calbuco volcano
erupting for the first time in 40 years. mud flow and debris cause a new round of evacuations. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. incredible pictures. we want to bring you the breaking news that a powerful 7.9 earthquake has rattled nepal. the quake centered about 49 miles northwest of kathmandu. >> the government says more than 150 people have been killed. of course, it's very early on in the the breaking situation. that number could fluctuate. our cnn journalist there tells us the hospitals he's visited they're a chaotic. injured people everywhere there have been at least 13 aftershocks with a magnitude of 4.pa or greater. good morning, good to have you, i'm victor blackwell. >> and i'm christi paul. we want to bring in the journalist from new delhi. you're about 700 miles away and you felt this thing?
>> that's right, i'm in delhi. i was at home, i felt the entire bed move for what felt like several minutes. i looked out of the window, the water and bottle was moving. this went on for quite some time. of course, the epicenter is nepal which is several hundred miles away from delhi. that's where we're seeing entire buildings, temples completely collapsed. these are buildings that have withstood earthquakes in the past for centuries. these are unesco world sites. the pictures are coming in on twitter and facebook. the ministry affairs said 150 lives at least. but those numbers are certainly expected to go up given the intensity of kathmandu. the capital of nepal.
given the infrastructure of nepal as well. a lot of the construction very, very old. a lot of buildings built next to each other. nepal has always been in the ses seismic zone. it's collided from millions and millions of years ago, and that has been shifting, they've always said every 60 or 70 years a big earthquake is expected to happen. the last huge one was back around 1934. i'm actually from nepal, i can say this, everyone always talked about an impending earthquake all the time. so a lot of the buildings, at least as far as the government was concerned, they told most people not to build anything higher than seven stories because it's in this earthquake zone. the new constructions, of course, are much higher than
that. they are, of course, earthquake proof. but still, a lot of damage to the infrastructure there, christi. >> we're also hearing that there are avalanches that have occurred on mt. everest, a lot of people worried about some of the folks there at the everest face. i understand you have a sherpa friend who is in charge of expeditions. you have been able to talk to him and get a sense of what's happening now? >> a while back i did speak to him. since then, i haven't been able to get through to him. he's actually in kathmandu. a lot of his team members are up there on base camp. they were saying it felt like there were avalanches coming from all angles. right now, we know that two people have died so far. but, again, they can't really tell right now, many more people were expected to be at the
khumbu ice faulfall. a lot of people have survived. it happened at 11:30. and if they had come down back then, they would have survived. still, the situation very unclear. >> all right. thank you very much. for the great information. we appreciate it. back here in the u.s., more anger and really frustration over the death a baltimore man who lost his life while in police custody. there are major rallies expected to happen today with demonstrators saying they are going to shut the city down. this comes on the heels of police officials conceding. mistakes were made during and after the arrest of freddie gray. let's bring in joe johns following the story there. joe, police released new surveillance video. what are we learning from this
video? >> reporter: that's right, victor. this new video is released by police on their youtube page. it shows a variety of camera angles we have not seen before, including a view of freddie gray himself. as well as the transport van that has become the source of so much controversy over the last week or here. there's also a view of the second individual we knew was loaded into the van after freddie gray was inside. you also mentioned police states. there have been some issues here that we've talked about again and again. but for the first time, police now admitting on the record mistakes were made in the case. listen. >> we know he was not buckled in the transportation wagon as he should have been. no excuses for that, period. we know our police employees
failed to give him medical attention in a timely manner multiple times. >> reporter: the issue of being buckled into the transport van does appear to be important because there had been concerns in the city about some individuals being given rough ride in police transport vans that have led to the injury in the past. now, the story here in baltimore is about concerns for demonstration or maybe two demonstrations in the city, including one a rally that is expected to conclude right here in this park and city hall. a lot of people have suggested a large number of individuals in the city, some concerns from faith leaders and even the mayor that outsiders might come to baltimore to cause trouble. so the mayor has asked that the faith leaders and others to try to keep the peace. some talk about a day of prayer on sunday. there are also concerns, certainly, about the funeral of
freddie gray and what crowds that might create. that funeral scheduled on monday morning. victor. >> joe johns reporting for us live in baltimore. joe, thank you very much. let's bring in cnn law enforcement analyst tom fuentes. tom, good to see you this morning. first of all, how significant is the police commissioner admitting to these procedural failures? >> good morning, christi. i think it's huge. i think that he's going to be accepting liability that procedures weren't followed that led to at least if not injuring him in the first place, making injuries even worse. the part about not buckle be him in the way he was treated in the van. the fact that they didn't call for help even on the street before the van arrived to carry him. these are pretty important admissions on the part of the police commission tore say that. >> deputy police commissioner kevin davis said as we talk about this van that there were three stops made on the way to the station.
the first step of mr. gray was placed in leg irons. and the second time the driver stopped and i'm quoting to deal with mr. gray and the facts of that interaction are still under investigation. a week later now, why would we not have more information about that? >> i don't know. we should have more about that. maybe not wanting to release it yet. they may be looking for more witnesses and there may be more officers involved. so we didn't hear details ma that meant when that van stopped to put another prisoner in when it stopped to put the shackles on fredgy gray. who put the shackles on? how many officers were involved? why did they need the shackles? if he had the severe injuries of a crushed voice box and a nearly severed spinal cord how is it that he would make a commotion or disturbance in the back of that van requiring the driver to stop and put shackles on.
and then in the process of doing that, did that make it worse? so we just don't know exactly what happened before he got transported and after he got put in the van, what happened at that point. we just don't have those answers. >> right. and you think, too, that second person that was put in the van, they would be a witness to some degree as well. i have a lot of more questions, tom. we'll get back to you. >> thank you. there's also this other big story that we're all talking about this morning, bruce jenner the once greatest athlete alive, 1976 gold medalist in the decathlon revealing that he's a woman. you're going to hear who in his family was the most supportive. we'll talk about that and more. stay close.
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it's being hailed as a landmark moment for the lgbt community. bruce jenner sits down with diane sawyer and tells the world that i am a woman. >> jenner says i have the soul of a woman. and it's time to tell the truth. >> i look at it this way, bruce always telling a lie. lived a lie his whole life about who he is. and i can't do that any longer. >> dan simon is following the story for us. dan, good morning. >> christi and victor, this was a riveting two-hour superb with jenner open with his struggle saying he's been lying his entire life.
>> my brain is much more female than it is male. it's hard for people to understand that. but that's what my soul is. >> reporter: bruce jenner the olympic gold medalist turned reality star confirming the tabloid speculation that he's transitioning from a man to a woman speaking openly to diane sawyer in a highly publicized superb. >> are you a woman? >> yes, for all intents and purposes, i am a woman. people look at me differently, they see me as a macho male. but the heart and soul of everything i do in life, it is part of me, that female side is part of me. that's who i am. >> jenner firmly dismissing skeptics that this is some sort of a stunt to promote another reality show documenting his change. he said he knew he was different at 8 years old when he began trying on his mother's dress. >> are you telling me i'm going
to go through a complete gender change for the show -- sorry, diane, it ain't happening, okay? we're doing this for publicity -- yeah, right. >> reporter: the 65-year-old who has been married three times said his former spouses knew about his issues. sawyer asking the obvious question. >> are you gay? >> no, i am not gay. >> as far as i know i'm heterosexual. >> as far as you know? >> i've never been with a guy, i've been married, raising kids. >> and you could desire a woman every bit as much? >> yeah, yeah. >> reporter: for children of the '70s and '80s, bruce jenner was the guy on the wheaties box. f for millennials on the reality
show. >> the entire run, i kept telling myself, oh, my god, this whole thing, the one real true story and the family was the one i was hiding, and nobody knew about it. the one thing that could really make a difference in people's lives was right here in my soul. and i could not tell that story. >> reporter: he says he hasn't decided whether to do a sex change. for now, it's been cosmetic surgery combined with female hormones. jenner says his children, ten of them between his biological and stepchildren have been supportive. several by his side. >> i just told him how inspired i was. >> the first thing i thought, oh, it finally makes sense. >> reporter: as for why go through this change now when most his age are looking for a most stressful, less dramatic
life -- >> i couldn't take the walls constantly closing in on me. when i die, which i could be diagnosed next week with cancer and boom, be gone. i'd be so mad at myself that i didn't explore that side of me, you know? i didn't want that to happen. >> with this transformation, jenner is now the most famous gender transformation on the planet. he said he wants to speak openly about his transformation. victor and christi. >> let's bring in cnn analyst this morning. good morning. >> good morning. what has been the react to the interview last night? >> jenner is mainstreaming something that remains mysterious to a lot of people to have a two-hour special, it's ground breaking. when you said in the beginning of this, victor, we heard things
that gender identity and sexual orientation. right now, bruce jenner wants to be referred to as "he." i'm saying "he" instead of saying bruce. it sounds like in the upcoming year of the transformation, perhaps he'll be referred to as "she" and cnn there use that preference. the outpouring was something to behold. ellen degeneres said bruce is saving lives and opening minds. and the transgender star of "orange is the new black" saying sending lots of live and support to bruce jenner and their family tonight. and kris jenner wrote, not only was i able to call bruce jenner
my husband and father of my children, i'm now able to call him my hero. more speculation about when and how kris jenner and some of the other famous members of this kardashian family will speak out about bruce's announcement. >> we're waiting to hear from them but do we have any idea what's next for bruce? >> he actually did announce a new reality show. it's an eight-part documentary series that will run on the e! cable channel starting this july. the e! special, the e! series, will be the next step where he goes into much more detail about this transition. and some of the actual surgeries and other steps that he'll be taking in this transition. the new york daily news had photos of bruce in a dress. but that wasn't seen in the
special. you think of the supepecial as first step here. and a lot of skeptics on line say they don't want to hear about this. this abc special was not expl t exploitive, it was informative. you can catch brian at 11:00 eastern on cnn. coming up in the next hour, we're sitting down with jill rhodes who six years ago completed the journey that bruce jenner is going through. how did van derrick make the decision to become jill. how did the wife and two children handle this as well. stay close. also ahead, some other stories making news, a fisherman rescued afternoon being stranded at sea for ten days. how he's once again landed on
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the quake shook the capital of kathmandu. authorities say more than 150 people have been killed. this quake started as an avalanche on mt. everest. the tremors were felt as far away as new delhi, in neighboring india, of course. we're, of course, going to keep an eye on this as we understand there are rescue sefefforts the needs for the sherpas. >> let's go to baltimore now where protesters are threatening to, quote, shut this city down. today, as thousands prepare to fill the streets demanding answers from the death of freddie gray who died from a spinal injury one week after he was arrested, the police commissioner there, anthony
betts, is admitting there are, quote, no excuses for mistakes his officers made back on april 12th. cnn's miguel marquez has the latest now. >> reporter: in the strongest language yet, baltimore police talking about possible charges against the officers for the death of 25-year-old freddie gray. >> if someone harmed freddie gray, we're going to have to prosecute them. so giving too much information out to you on the front here now may jeopardize that prosecution. >> reporter: witnesses say gray told police he couldn't breathe and asked for an inhaler upon arrest. police today already admitting mistakes were made. >> we know he was not buckled in the transportation wagon as he should be. no excuses for that, period. we know our police employees failed to give him medical attention in a timely manner multiple times. >> reporter: place say gray could speak and move when
arrested at mount street. and later, when his legs were scheikled, witnesses tell police he was unable to speak. are a third stop several blocks away, police say gray asked for a medic, that request denied. police didn't say why gray asked for medical help. gray was then driven to another location to pick up another prisoner before finally being taken to western district station. >> mr. gray was placed in an ambulance, and he was transported to shock trauma where he died a week later. >> reporter: five of the officers involved have given statements. a sixth has refused to cooperate citing his fifth amendment rights. this neighborhood is expecting charges. if they are not charged what is going to happen in this neighborhood? >> i think right now, my fear and i've been receiving e-mails from people peacefully
protesting fear that it would get crazy between participants and protesters and the police. >> reporter: miguel marquez, cnn, baltimore. >> and to legal analyst joey jackson joining us now. joey, good morning to you. >> good morning, christi. >> thank you. police admitting there were mistake. we don't see that very often it seems. how does this admission affect any possible legal action. >> it could affect it significantly, and tamir rice, the cleveland 12-year-old who was shot and killed. remember what happened to him when the city blamed him when he says it contributed to his own death. it outraged the community. when we hear transparency to the community to give them information, they've erred on the side of common sense, of course, community knowledge, community knowing, community participation. while legally, it certainly
would impair their position, from a practical perspective, you want people to know exactly what happened. there's two tracks that we should keep in mind, christi. one, of course, is the prosecutorial track, if there's liability, they should be prosecuted. the other would relate to civil liability. not being seat belted, that's not a crime, not seat belting nick but if you did it for rough purposes, we've talked about how they've ridden partners around in the past in effort to harm them. and it becomes a mental state. and then of course, the other issue, not relating to not buckling them down, but relating to not giving medical treatment that of course could be criminal. but if there's political indifference whether you have information and you're
withholding it. it could constitute something far worse. and the supreme court said it could rise to cruel and unusual punishment. i know you're harmed, but i'm not going to help you. >> cnn spokes to jason downs, he's an attorney for the family. and he said this about the police. >> it's certainly a step in the right direction. it's certainly a step towards acknowledging the truth that the police did not follow their own internal regulations with regard to strapping mr. gray with a seat belt inside of a van. that's a step in the right direction but what it does not get at, it does not get to the core of this case that is why was mr. gray needing medical attention in the first place? why was he trying out for help in the first place? that's the core of this case. that's the question has not been answered. that's the answer we're looking for. >> joey, do you see that as more of a civil or criminal issue?
>> you know, christi, it really could be both. we do know what they have done, the police department, apparently, they have looked at hiring spinal specialists. in hiring those spinal specialists, the concern is that a spinal specialist will evaluate the body and find out what has happened to that person. is it something that is genuine pressure is it something that requires pressure, is it something that's accidental? is it something that's a mystery? i suspect they'll hire a number of specialists. in this case, sometimes you'll have a battle of experts one spinal expert will say one thing, another will say another. it's important that we get to the root cause. depending hone what they find it could lead certainly to criminal prosecution and what we see coming which is civil. you know the monetary benefitting of the family, they'd much prefer to have
freddie gray alive but that's what our system has. a wrongful death that provides. >> five of the officers have talked. the sixth has refused to cooperate. what does that tell you? because immediately i think that stands out to people. >> it does, christi. and two quick things, the first thing, apparently there was some report that said he was arrested without incident, now that's a concern because apparently there was some incident, because he's dead. and the other issue in terms of not speaking, many times attorneys advise their clients don't speak it can only hinder you, hurt you. >> does he have to speak at some point i guess is the question? >> no, i mean, ultimately, he has his rights to remain silent. that may be a right that he exercises out there. it may hurt him procedural. from a criminal perspective, attorneys may advise him you know what that may be the least of your concerns.
i'm not talking to any involvement that the officer does or does not have. generally lawyers may say it may impair your job or your future, but at least if there's a prosecution, don't say anything. >> joey jackson always appreciate your perspective. thank you. >> thank you. white house hopeful marco rubio takes on key republican competitors in iowa today. he's leading the gop in a new poll but can he had hold on to the momentum. more on the big story, we'll sit down with jill rhodes who six-year-old completed the journey that bruce jenner is just beginning. how did rhodes' wife and two children handle this decisiony they'll all join us in the next hour. with the clay court season under way, rafael nadal is
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there have been 16 aftershocks right now. >> we want to bring in a climber osdan on the face of the mt. everest. we understand that the mt. everest base camp itself has suffered injuries there. can you let us know what it's like and what happened? >> i'm actually off of everest. i'm at the base camp at the mountain. there were a lot of tremors we're. we were here with teammates and communication at 19,500. you could definitely see ice coming down. in places in the avalanches in the nearby regions, 15 or 20
minutes after that, the aftershock is the one that actually did damage on this mountain. there was a big piece of ice which came down. and we had a trouble of tremors. a couple of them moved it back. and for the past 1 1/2 days, it's been snowing here so we haven't been able to establish radio communications here with the people up on the mountain. but after we get confirmation, i will be updating you and my family. >> 19,000 feet at the base camp there, you mentioned climbers, sherpas who have left the base camp. can you quantify that, how many people have headed up there this
morning? >> about ten people. we have to get a confirmation on the amount of people on the mountain. as we said earlier, we haven't been able to establish communication with the people up there. this is the base camp, the last few problems we've had is contacting them. so we still haven't gotten in touch. i will update it. >> arjun, what can you tell us about any possible rescue efforts? >> rescue, it's going to be difficult. again, we're at a certain altitude in which rescues are not possible because of the kinds of weather we're looking at right now. the weather doesn't seem so good. it's been snowing here for the past 1 1/2 days. and it does not look any good -- it does not look to clear out in coming days.
and come down and check the weather forecast. and rescue operations here we'll see what's going on in the mountain. >> arjun, i know you said again you need confirmation of these ten or so people who headed up. you talked about the rough weather. you've also described some avalanches, based on what you've seen over the last couple of days and when this quake happened, what's your degree of optimism that this ten people are somewhere okay waiting for rescue? >> according to what i think, i'm quite optimistic. even though the avalanches came down was difficult, i really cannot see anything right now. i'm really sorry that i cannot report anything. because i still don't have any confirmation of how many
climbers are up there. and how much longer it will be. at the time of the confirmation, i cannot report anything. >> understood. >> arjun, thank you so much. we're glad you're okay, speaking to us from mount matalu 19,000 feet up. as we hear what is happening on mt. everest in a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. we know that 16 aftershocks from 4.5 to 6.1 at one time was the estimation there. but we're hearing reports that people are possibly trapped in buildings. we have a journalist in kathmandu who reported seeing at least 60 people believed trapped in the collapsed apartment building. he said i see many cracked buildings. doctors attempting to rescue and
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seven minutes to the top of the hour now. senator marco rubio hits the campaign trail in had iowa this weekend for the fir as a presidential candidate. he'll speak this afternoon at the iowa faith and freedom coalition's spring kickoff. senators rand paul, ted cruz, wisconsin governor scott walker other likely gop white house hopefuls there be will as well. let's talk about this and bring in political analyst jason johnson. he's a professor and a political
editor for source magazine. jason, good to have you with us. tell us more about what this is. is this initially the kickoff? >> well, no, the kickoff is officially when the candidate says they're going to run. but this is the beginning of a lot of the official campaigning in iowa. this is a very important opportunity for scott walker, for ted cruz, for marco rubio to go out and shake hands and actually do some interviewing and some hiring in iowa. is this where they say, look, i'm going to be here for the long haul and trying to connect to make sure they have a good infrafracture next year. >> rubio on the quinnipiac poll leads jeb bush. 13% for jeb bush. does that surprise you? or is it far too early for these numbers to make too much of an impact? >> victor, it's both. i thought that marco rubio's
announcement speech was amazing. he's the republican obama. he has this incredible life story. it was engaging, it was enlightening. his biggest weakness is he's a horrible talker sometimes. he still seems to have that water problems that he has with "snl" before. it's a long time before iowa. he doesn't have enough of a lead in the candidates to say he's a front-runner just yet. >> let's talk about hillary clinton, the assertions being made in this new book "clinton cash" and some of the questions being asked by the news outlets including "the new york times," are they damaging the donations made by the clinton foundation? >> i said this before, is slick willy, hillary clinton is tough mom. nothing sticks to her. if you have any issues about hillary clinton and corruption, you're already not voting for
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♪ major damage in nepal. a powerful earthquake rocks the nation, killing more than 150 people. also bringing centuries of historic buildings crumbling to the ground. plus, a big weekend of protests. baltimore gearing up for some major demonstrations today as protesters are vowing to, quote, shut the city down. and bruce jenner olympic gold medalist brings gender into the identify. living his life as a woman. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. we begin this morning with this breaking news. so grateful to have you with us, i'm christi paul. >> good to be with you, i'm
victor blackwell. >> this 7.8 magnitude earthquake ahead rattled nepal. and mt. everest and new delhi, india. >> more than 150 people are dead. there have been at least 16 aftershocks of 4.5 manage tud or greater. let's bring in cnn correspondent sunnima joining us on the phone. we understand you felt this quake? >> yeah, we did. we're about 400 miles from nepal. the entire building was moving. it was a couple minutes at least. and from nepal itself, the death
toll is now up to 288 people at least expected to have died in this earthquake. the local media, they are reporting the number could be upwards of 500. but these numbers are just being calculated sadly given the number of the infrastructure and the buildings, they're built close to each other. the saving grace could be a lost these buildings in kathmandu at least are built with mud and wood, so many people may have survived because they not brick and mortar buildings outside of kathmandu. the tallest building in a long time, dharahara tower, it's an icon, it's like the eiffel tower
of kathmandu. that has completely collapsed. it's huge, there are millions that come every year to see nepal, and these have completely collapsed. so a huge loss in the central section, victor and christi. >> i understand that india's prime minister modi was holding a cabinet meeting about an hour ago. what kind of help are they prepared to offer? >> india has held that cabinet meeting we don't know inside what kind of help inside of nepal. except for relief operations, at the moment, earlier in
kathmandu, at least, we'll have to see what happens. this is the peak tourist season in nepal, victor and christi, and some people there are staying at hotels that have completely collapsed. and the main areas, you see bodies, presumably of them could be foreign nationals. a lot of people are from the two main shopping areas in nepal. two people have died there. there are several avalanches on everest. about 1,000 people on base camp right now trying to summit, many of them trying to summit everest. a lot of climber had gone up early in the morning and come down before the time of the
earthquake at 11:00 a.m. nepal time. >> you are all right, sunnina udas, thank you for. her hotel is in that main area, the tourist area, appears to have been collapsed there. injuries and fatalities, we'll have to wait for the official numbers from authorities there in kathmandu. >> we'll continue for follow this as it's developing. we do want to get back to the u.s. within a few hours, protesters are hitting the streets of baltimore and they're vowing to, quote, shut down the city. this of course, as the anger over the death of freddie gray who lost his life in police custody. these demonstrations are coming on the heels of officials saying it has come after the arrest of
gray. joe johns is with us. tell us about that and what have we learned from it? >> absolutely, they did release surveillance video. and these are pictures we have not seen before, obviously, christi, including freddie gray on the ground. the transportation van and so on. but i just wanted to make one point about the protest. a big protest scheduled for today, marched through the streets, culminating in a rally right here in this car which is next to city hall. and faith leaders. others have expressed some big concerns about outsiders coming to baltimore, all for the weekend. out of school, what have you, causing trouble, because they don't have a stake in the city for example. the police department has been very permissive in allowing people to exercise the person and his rights. but the commissioner of police in the city has said he draws the line at chaos in the
streets. listen. >> to any and all, that would seek to bring chaos to our city, the people of baltimore will not tolerate -- >> reporter: now, the protest here is led by a very well-known organizer malik shabazz, he's been here all week. and protests have been peaceful, for the most part, despite some of the arrests you've seen on television. now, as to that video released by the police department, there are cameras all over the city. and police have been gathering up video that shows different things that happened. during the arrest and detainment of freddie gray. some of that video shows, for example, the transportation van that he was put into that's caused so much controversy. there are even some pictures of him, as a matter of fact, as well as another individual who was put into the van after freddie gray was taken away.
all of this, police are comiul together to find out what happened. they're trying to wrap this up by friday. >> you mentioned that the commissioner anthony betts said he will not tolerate protests. do you know what that means shutting the city down? and do we know what kind of safety and security may number place for that? >> well, we do know that this protest is going to start out with a rally. it's going to come through the streets. and out there this week, when we've seen protests in the city of baltimore from time to time, traffic has not been able to get through. there's even one point where the mayor ordered liberal leave for city employees so they could get home early. get their kids from school. so there is certainly a
possibility of stopping traffic on saturday. and that's a time when people are out shopping and what have you. now, as far as chaos or violence or what you have, i don't think any of that has been threatened. they're just big concerns because the organizer of this group is from washington, d.c. he's not from baltimore. and we'll see what develops but the expectation and the hope here in baltimore is that things will remain peaceful, christi. >> absolutely. joe johns, always good to see you, thank you. five days after freddie grey's death and on the heels of today's massive protests, the baltimore police department admitted to inexcusable mistakes officers made during the arrest of the 25-year-old. list ton commissioner anthony betts. >> we know he was not buckled in the transportation wagon, as he should have been. no excuses for that, period. we know our police employees
failed to give him medical attention in a timely manner multiple times. >> leonard hamm joins us now. he's the former baltimore police commissioner. i want to start with your reaction to the admission by the current commissioner in baltimore. >> i think commissioner betts did the right thing. it was timely. very unusual for a police department to admit mistakes openly in a film like that but was the right thing to do. and i'm glad he did it. >> you know, you say timely. the protesters have said that the time it's taken to get basic answers about the time line and what happened when, while freddie gray was in police custody has just taken too long. what do you say about that? >> i've been involved in investigations many, many times before. and i think that you get
information out as soon as it comes to you. as soon as you have it. as soon as you digest it. as soon as you analyze it. and i think that given everything considered, i think commissioner betts and the mayor have gotten that information out as quickly and as best as they could. >> the baltimore sun has reported that at least two suspects have won court indications against the city after being paralyzed in such rides over the last decade or so. you were the police commissioner -- between 2004 and 2007. did any of these happen on your watch? and is this something that is systemic? something that is known about in the department? >> it happened on my watch the first one. what we did was we put in rules and regulations and restraints in those wagons so that it wouldn't happen again. apparently what happened this time is that those rules,
regulations, simply weren't followed. >> do you believe that this crosses the threshold of criminal activity? >> i don't know at this time it has reach that threshold. i think as the investigation goes on, as more information is revealed, i then think we can make a determination as to whether it reaches a threshold of criminal activity. >> we had had someone on our program this morning that i believe miguel marquez spoke with who said if these officers are not charged criminally, he fears what will happen to the city once the protesters respond. protesters today say they plan to shut the city down. tell us what this peacekeeping effort will look like considering maryland state police have been called in. >> well, the information that i found out from law enforcement
is that the baltimore police will be the primary law enforcement agency taking action. that state police and other police agencies in the baltimore metropolitan area will support them. and will be in less critical areas than the baltimore police department. that's what i found out. >> okay. and, we'll, of course, watch -- cover these protests as they happen today. thousands expected to attend. leonard hamm, thank you so much for joining us this morning. >> thank you for having me. was he trained or wasn't he? new details about a tulsa reserve deputy who shot an unarmed man. concern from years ago that robert bates wasn't properly trained and a lot of people asking why was he still working? plus, bruce jenner tells diane sawyer and the world about the confusion he's felt all of his life.
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16 minutes past the hour. so glad to have you with us. and bruce jenner is announcing to the world i am a woman, he says. the reality star and former olympian sat down with diane sawyer to discuss this. >> i'm me, i'm not stuck in this body, i'm just who i am as a human being. my brain is much more people maim than it is male. it's hard for people to understand that, but that's what my soul is. i look at it this way, bruce always telling a lie, lived a lie his whole life about who he is. and i can't do that any longer.
>> cnn senior media correspondent and host of reliable sources brian steltzer joining us now. brian, good to see you. wondering how bruce's family is responding to this thus far. >> very positively. this is an important moment for them. they're reality tv stars and entrepreneurs. their reaction answer the way they handle this is important for their family and professionally. we saw an outpouring this morning. kim kardashian perhaps the most famous of all the family members. she wrote on twitter, love is the truest best version of love. bruce is love. i love you, bruce. she said daughter kourtney said the same thing. couldn't be more proud daughter.
and khloe is taking this the hardest. khloe wrote, just finished an interview with our family. bruzer, i'm so proud of you. this was a man keeping a secret his entire life. 65 years. finally, he feels like he's sharing it, talking about a lie in the past and telling his truth. over time, it will be her truth, as bruce jenner undergoing this transition in a very public way. >> brian stetler, thank you very much. you can catch brian on "reliable sourc sources" right here on cnn. and bruce jenner said he and his family were undergo the
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>> skyrocketing there within a few hours. the quake measuring 7.8 on the richter scale struck an area near the capital of kathmandu. there have been at least 15 aftershocks of 4.5 magnitude and higher since that quake. we want to keep you posted on this. but let's get back to the u.s. we're learning more details about that volunteer reserve deputy who fatally shot an unarmed man in tulsa county, oklahoma. >> especially a few years ago when an investigation found that robert bates did not have the training or skills. martin savidge is following this. >> good morning, christi, good morning, victor. it actually goes back years. a 2009 special investigation by the tulsa county sheriff's
office found that reserve deputy robert bates was insufficiently trained and given special treatment, including policy has been violated and continues to be violated with regard to special treatment shown to reserve deputy robert bates with regard to his field training. employees said they felt intimidated by sheriff officials to help bates. one said when bates was confronted about his training and overstepping his authority, bates said well, i can do it and if you don't like it, you can talk to sheriff glanz. those training concerns have resurfaced in the aftermath of bates' shooting death of eric harris, a suspect in an undercover sting who fled authorities. bates said he killed harris by accident, believing he was using his taser when in reality, he fired his gun. >> oh, i shot him, i'm sorry. >> reporter: the attorney for
harris' family said bates wasn't qualified to be on the force but received prefer rennial treatment. >> i was received to mr. bates at that time. he became my insurance agent and insure might vehicles and my home for a lot of years. >> reporter: the two have even gone on vacations together. bates has donated cars and equipment to the sheriff's office. as for the 2009 investigation, sheriff glanz recalled its delusions very differently. >> i believe that they found that there was no special treatment. >> reporter: in fact, the preview found just the opposite which raises questions why nothing was ever done about its finds. bates' attorney said he hadn't seen the 2009 memo, but denies that he didn't receive any special treatment. >> i know he receives hours of
training and i no-no one has had complaints. >> reporter: but the 2009 memo showed that's not true. some information is still missing. the documents cnn reviewed do not show bates was qualified. on the .357 handgun he shot harris with. >> should mr. bates been out there that day? >> yes, he should have been. >> as a result of that 2009 memo, it appears it's caught the attention of the district attorney's os there in tulsa county because they put out a statement saying that new information has been submitted to this office regarding actions in the sheriff's office that are worthy of further investigation beyond the scope of the manslaughter case. meanwhile, the sheriff's office has put out a statement and said it's going to fully cooperate fully with the d.a.'s investigation, and oh, by the way, they're launching an
investigation of their season to show how that memo got leaked to the public. >> let's talk to former fbi assistant director tom fuentes about this. we know, tom, bates has pled to not guilty in second degree manslaughter. what do the revelations do you think mean to his case? and what stands out to you? >> i think, christi, the interesting thing here, is that unlike many cases of corruption where a public official like a sheriff is accused of receiving property, let's say, returns and does favors, in this case, we have a case where the police department receives police vehicles, receives gifts from bates. and the return is he's allowed to provide community service. so i think that, you know, this is a little bit of an unusual circumstance for the fact that he's allowed to be a reserve officer. that's a separate question for me from what's he doing at the scene a felony arrest that was a
high-risk arrest as it turns out to be where he fires his own weapon at it. so i think for me, it's almost a separate issue of if you're going to allow somebody like this to do public service or be a reserve officer, okay, fine, you can direct traffic after special events like high school basketball games or something. but to have him present during a high-risk arrest say whole different story to me. >> is it surprising to you that training policies may have been violated? is it easy, let me say, to manipulate somebody's record of training? >> i don't know for a fact, you know, how easy that would be. if in fact these were manipulated. of course, it's a major concern. but even if he had received the requisite training of a reserve officer, that by law in oklahoma is only of training hours required for a full-time police officer. so it's 576 hours required for a full-time officer. reserve about 300. so, you know, by it's nature,
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new criticism is building this morning following the u.s. drone strike that resulted in the accidental deaths of two innocent hostages. one of those who died is as a result of this incident was an american named warren weinstein who had been held captive by al qaeda since 2011. >> now, the president has apologized taken full responsibility for the january attack in pakistan that claimed weinstein's life.
we want to talk to cnn's sumlin who is outside the white house. >> well, the president has reviewed that to see what has gone wrong. in how the federal government communicates with the families of these hostages. here's president obama speaking to the members of the intelligence community friday. >> we're going to review what happened. we're going to go over the lessons that can be learned and any combrucimprovements and cha that can be made. i know those of you here share in the determination to prevent the loss of innocent lives. i was asked by somebody, you know, how do you absorb news
like that, that we received, the other day. and i told the truth. it's hard. >> reporter: and part of that is as many lawmakers are calling on the white house to appoint something of a hostage czar. now, the white house hasn't ruled that out they said they're looking at a fusion cell which would be a centralized body that would streamline recovery efforts to get the information by one channel to the families. also speaking of the recovery of these hostages. much of that stems from the criticism that the government has received from families of the hostages in the past. and warren weinstein's family no exception. they said in the recent days that the u.s. government response has been inconsistent and disappointing. now we're also hearing from the employer of warren weinstein he was a contractor with usaid. and j.e. austin said, quote,
warren worked on projects to improve pakistan's exports, small business development and agriculture in full concurrence with pakistan. warren's tireless dedication to the country was reflected in his calls at all hours of the day or night. and the family did try to work to secure his release. they paid ransom to contacts who claimed to be his captors. christi and victor. >> thank you so much. this morning, we're talking about that groundbreaking interview with bruce jenner last night. jill rhodes has fully transitioned into a woman. she's here with the entire family and they're sharing their experience. you'll want to stick with this one. that's coming up, next. my hero and my dad.for beg military families are thankful for many things.
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diane sawyer last night on abc's "20/20." here's what he said. >> are you a woman? >> yes, for all intents and purposes, i am a woman. people look at me differently. they see you as this macho male, but my heart and my soul and everything that i do in life, it is part of moo. me. that female side is part of me, that's who i am. i was not genetically born that way. as a male, have all the male parts and all that kind of stuff, so, in a lot of ways, we're different, okay? but we still identify as female. >> well, jill rhodes, my next guest knows the gender struggle well. jill transitioned six years ago. has completed the transition. we have jill, the family, wife
emily. we talked a bit during the break. you all saw the interview, jill, what did you think about the interview? >> i thought >> from the time he was very young until now. >> taken the view of this, what does this mean for the transgender community? for bruce jenner to come out and talk at length about this? >> bruce was people of our generation that saw bruce in montreal in '76, he was a giant. i mean he was just bigger than life and for somebody like that to come out is a great face for the community. he will have influence on people that most people never would. >> you know, sandy, bruce said that he initially told his wife at the time and he believes that her response, or at least it felt like her response was, just
fix it. what was the first conversation between the two of you like? >> a bit emotional. but it was, i knew there was a problem and i knew that it was something that we needed to take care of. >> tell me about that. you said you knew there was a problem. explain how you knew? >> when she came out and she was able to tell me about it. we were able to take a week and she was able to kind of show me what she was talking about and i was able to realize that this is an issue because i could see her difference. her happiness. i could see the anxiety being gone away. >> and i see it is still emotional for you now. >> it is a little emotional. >> i'm sure some of the emotions brought up last night watching this interview. some people watching and questioning, why stay together? tell me why you decided to stay
together? >> family is very important to us. that was our number one goal was the family. we love each other. and we wanted to work through it and i take my marriage vows very seriously and we went into a relationship and, so, you know, better, worse, richer, poor, sickness, health. whatever comes up, you should work with your spouse and work through it. >> there are reports that not all of the bruce jenner clan are as comfortable with this as kim kardashian. we have seen the tweets. was this a family situation and then one-on-one and took it to the children? >> it was one-on-one with us and maybe six months later, emily. >> tell us about that when this was first brought to the two of you. >> for me it was a bit shocking. i was not expecting it. i knew something was going on within our family, but
definitely did not know that this would be the news that i would receive. but it took a while for me to actually accept it. so, there was a lot of emotions and some anger and questioning. but eventually kind of just worked through it. like she said, family is important, we love each other and that is what ultimately matters. >> we had to go have pancakes at midnight. >> just to sit down and talk it over? >> spencer, i said it is a transition for the whole family. >> it is. >> tell us about how you made this transition, as well. >> i was the last to find out about it. at the time i wasn't at home with the family. and finding out about this was the greatest thing that ever happened to my life. it was a relief because we always had a lot of tension between us as father and son and this really saved our relationship and saved our family, i think. and it was really easy for me it take. i was like, thank goodness. now it all makes sense and can actually have a relationship. >> you believe that's why there
was tension between the two of you? >> definitely. you know, i mean, aside from being a teenager and hard headed, other factors at play. it it was always something. always something there and when all that came out, you know, i was like, oh, that's it? that is all it was. i wish i knew that a long time ago. >> great tension in our family. >> the relief, jill, that you've gotten to this point with your family, explain that for us. >> or is it relief? >> it is relief. i think its arer a life-long struggle. and it's very complex, but it affects every part of you. you know, your family life, your business life. everything. when you can start living in your own skin, it's just, it's normal life. and that's really been a big change in our family. >> there's been some criticism because bruce jenner has, you know, been involved with this reality show and reality
television for so long that we'll now do this eight-part docu series. we had it here on cnn, if this is something you decided, just do it. we don't need to drag it out across television. what do you think about that? >> i think the first fallacy in that is the fact that he's decided to do this. this is who he is. this is who he was born as. so, it just takes, you know, for bruce it took 50 years to come to dprip grips with it and come this point. for me it was 40 years. so, dragging it out is probably normal because it's such a big change in life. for me, it took five years from the time i came out to now to really be fully transitioned. >> what are your hopes for bruce jenner? >> i hope he just continues to be a very positive voice for the community. i think he will. so that's my hope.
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breaking overnight. take a look at the pictures we're getting in earthquake in nepal and strong aftershocks are shaking that renalen. civil groups from across the country descend on baltimore. they want answers and the baltimore police are telling everyone to please be patient. plus, bruce jenner going public. his secret life as a woman now front and center. how his tailored message brings hope to a lot of people struggle with the same issue. this is cnn breaking news. 8:00 straight up right now. so grateful to have you with us. we do begin with breaking news this morning. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. good to be with you. the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in the city of nepal is just growing in terms of the death toll.
officials now say it's at 688. within the last hour and a half, we've gone from 150 to 597 to 688. the quake struck an area near the ka it, hmandu where 180 people are dead. the quake also started avalanches on mt. everest. listen to a mountain climber. somebody we spoke to just a little bit ago. >> we moved out of the tents and we could definitely see a lot of ice and rock coming down. a couple avalanches in the nearby regions and 15 or 20 minutes after that, the aftershock was the one which actually did damage on this particular mountain. >> there have been at least 15 aftershocks of 4.5 magnitude or greater and the tremors from this quake, they were felt as far away as new delhi.
let's bring in robby from new delhi. robby, i understand he's on the phone. did you feel this quake because we know that he felt it. did you feel it? >> i did. now, just to be collyrium in closer to nepal than new delhi is. now, here in it was very intense. you know ee, i have never felt those kind of tremors here. so, the street that i was on at the time, i was at a cafe. and, you know, that building and many other buildings nearby on one of the city's main streets began to shake. people who were there inside the cafe ran outside. the streets were full of people who were panicked, worried. now, of course, i should add that there were no damages to buildings here, but we felt the
tremors. but, of course o, the real story was in nepal where, as we now know, you know, as many as 600 or more have been killed already. and we're expecting that death toll to rise. >> so, ravi, what are you learning about how easily or how difficult it is to get to some of these people and possibly people that are trapped undercrumpled buildings. >> it's going to be very difficult. you know, obviously, nepal officials are going to be the first to try to get to people. you know, just to explain which was not the epicenter. within kathmandu buildings are packed. this is a dense part of nepal. hard to get around over there. the epicenter further away is
going to be even harder to reach people over there and then we also heard reports of the earthquake triggering an avalanche around mt. everest. very difficult to reach people there on a good day. yet alone on a day like today. so, nepali officials struggling to reach people. the death toll is rising. india has promised help. but, again, as we are finding out, it is very hard to reach places in nepal right now. kathmandu airport is not operational. getting there is going to be very hard for any international aid organizations that is going to want to help. this is going to be a tough one. >> ravi agrawal joining us, the death toll now near 700 and the reports are that 181 of the people killed, including that death toll, of course, are in the capital city of kathmandu. we'll continue to cover the
breaking new there's from nepal. we want to talk, too, about what is happening in baltimore because police there are making a huge admission regardingdie g. he was not given treatment early enough and was not placed in a seat belt in the van. anger is growing now. we know in just a few hours protesters will hit the streets of baltimore and they are vowing to "shut down the city." joe johns has been following the story. he is there and, joe, i know there is also this new video, surveillance video that police have released. what did we learn from that? >> well, what we've learned in a general sense, christi, isproce were not followed. we know the police are still looking for any other video that might be out there. you know, the city of baltimore has hundreds of these surveillance cameras placed strategically all over the city and we're learning just a little
bit more about what those cameras recorded on the day freddie gray was taken into custody. new video from baltimore police showing different angles on the arrest and transportation of freddie gray. the camera views released on the police department's youtube page. >> the video footage of every camera that may have caught even a single moment of the incident is under review. >> one clip shows gray interacting with police. minutes later, the same camera shows the arrest scene with the police transport van. from another camera, a police van is seen stopped and another prisoner loaded. the footage is from hundreds of surveillance cameras in the area, as police try to piece together the video timeline. >> we're refining our investigation and we're getting closer and the picture is getting sharper and sharper as we move forward. >> reporter: but the surveillance video ereleased is not as sharp as the video that was shot by eyewitnesses on
april 12th showing gray's arrest. less than an hour after he was detained officers transporting him called for a medic. gray subsequently slipped into a coma, dying a week after his initial arrest. the surveillance video comes as police admit mistakes were made. >> we know he was not buckled in the transportation wagon, as he should have been. no excuses for that. period. we know our police employees failed to get him medical attention in a timely manner multiple times. >> reporter: and in the strongest language yet, baltimore police talking about possible charges against officers for the death of the 25-year-old. >> if someone harmed freddie gray, we are going to have to prosecute them. so, giving too much information to you out here on the front now may jeopardize that prosecution. >> reporter: so, against that backdrop we're preparing here now in the city of baltimore for another demonstration, a big
demonstration and a march through the city, they'll all gather here this evening in this park right in the shadow of city hall. there are concerns about people coming from out of town, concerns that there might be trouble. however, you have to say on balance there have been demonstrations in the city of baltimore all week and for the most part, those demonstrations have been peaceful. christi. >> very good to point out. joe johns, we appreciate it, as always. thank you. we have with us this morning defense attorney scott boldin joining us from chicago. scott, good to are you this morning. i want to go straight to the comment or admission, we say, from the baltimore police commissioner which he says we know how police employees failed to get him medical attention in a timely manner multiple times and the admission of not being buckled in. how significant is that from your perspective? >> two things. it's significant because the police are being transparent and they're not picking sides one way or the other. that the police want exactly what the protesters want,
justice. secondly, it dozen get us to the criminal investigation or the results. but it certainly is contribue torally negligent. it doesn't mean anyone is criminally libel. probably some negligence there and ultimately a civil lawsuit. each step of this investigation going to reveal more and this is not what happened, but it's persuasive evidence that where there is smoke, there is fire. >> a revelation from the commissioner there but some protesters say it's taking too long to get basic information here. 12, 13 days after the initial arrest. what is your degree of comfort with the information that's come out and the speed at which it's come out. are you comfortable with what's being released now? >> well, these investigations are complicated. and you want to get it right. while the public wants it right away, it's not social media or the internet where you get
immediate responses, immediate observations of what's occurring and immediate evaluation. so, i think the police and the mayor of baltimore have done an outstanding job, not only being transparent, sharing information as they get it, but the information that they're sharing, they have to be sure and doubly sure that what they say has actually occurred or what they say is solid evidence that's not going to change, otherwise, they'll have some credibility issues. so, i think they've done a great job. they learned a lot from the ferguson investigation and we'll just have to see. may 1st is a reasonable date and that's when we'll get the definitive answers on what happened to freddie gray. >> we know the justice department is looking into this case and they kind of launched this investigation soon after and we saw gray died from his injuries. do you believe, based on what we know thus far, of course, that there is civil rights violation here, if what we know is true from the police commissioner
that they just didn't get him medical attention, which is enough. and they didn't buckle him in. >> the civil rights investigation will look at the basis for those two things not occurring. the buckling in, as well as the medical attention. so, we'll have to see. so, we're early on in this investigation. what's significant about doj getting involved early is that, one, they want to be part of the broader investigation. two, they want to preserve evidence and, three, they want to look at exactly, in realtime, what the state and the city investigators are looking at. and, so, we'll have to see whether his race or class or some other protection he was entitled to under his civil rights were violated because the act itself may have been race neutral. here you have five of the six police officers talking. you have this mystery of what happened in the van. it stopped two or three times and the basis for that or the reason why the police did what they did or didn't do what they were supposed to do is
significant. we'll have to see. >> we hope to learn more about what happened during that time that freddie gray was in police custody throughout the next several days. scott bolden from chicago. thank you so much. >> thank you for having me. bruce jenner tells all. the former olympian revealing he is becoming a woman. how is reality tv family resp d responded to his journey. plus, a volcano in chili rumbles to life after 40 years. its spewed six miles into the air. are some residents ignoring evacuation orders. apparently, it's cash not issues proving to be a stumbling block for hillary clinton. how she's responding to critics who say donations were made to her family's foundation in exchange for political favors.
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it's being hailed as a landmark moment for the lgbt community. bruce jenner sitting down with diane sawyer saying, i am a woman. he has the soul of a female and it's time to start telling the truth. dan simon is following the story. good morning to you, dan. >> christi, victor, this is a two-hour special saying he has been lying his entire life. even at the height of his fame on that gold medal podium, he said he wasn't being his authentic self- >> my brain is much more female than it is male.
it's hard for people to understand that. but that is what my soul is. >> reporter: bruce jenner, the olympic gold medalist cturned reality star he is speaking openly to diane sawyer in a highly publicized abc special. >> are you a woman? >> yes, for all intents and purposes, i am a woman. people look at me differently. they see you as this macho male, but my heart and my soul and everything that i do in life, it is part of me that female side is part of me. that's who i am. >> reporter: jeppjenner it dismissing skeptics, he said he knew he was different at 8 years old when he began trying on his mother's dresses. >> are you telling me i'm going to go through a complete gender change and go through everything you need to do to do that for
the show? sorry, diane. it ain't happening. we're doing this for publicity. yeah, right. >> reporter: the 65-year-old who has been married three times says his former spouses knew about his issues. sawyer asking the obvious question. are you gay ? >> i am not gay. i am as far as i know heterosexual. >> what do you mean as far as you know? >> i've never been with a guy. i've always been married, raising kids. >> you can desire a woman every bit as much. >> yeah. yeah. >> wheaties is the breakfast of champions. >> reporter: bruce jenner was the guy on the wheaties' box. the greatest athlete on the planet. for millennials he is more reality star as the steady male presence on "keeping up with the kardashians." he joked the one story that truly mattered. >> the entire run i kept thinking to myself, this whole
thing, the one real, true story and in the family was the one i was hiding and nobody knew about it. the one thing that could really make a difference in people's lives was right here in my soul and i could not tell that story. >> reporter: he says he hasn't decided whether to do a sex change. for now it's been cosmetic surgery ecombined with female hormones. jenner says his children, ten of them between his biological and stepchildren have largely been supportive. several appearing by his side. >> i just held his hand and cried with him and told him how proud of him i was and how inspired i was. >> the first thing i thought was, oh, it finally makes sense. >> reporter: as for why go through this change now when most his age are looking forward to a less stressful, less dramatic life. >> i couldn't take the walls constantly closing in on me. if i die, which i could be
diagnosed next week with cancer and, you're gone. i would be so mad at myself that i didn't explore that side of me. you know, and i don't want that to happen. >> with this transformation jenner is now the most famous transgender person on the plant and he wants to be an inspiration to others going through similar identity issues. he wants to change the world by speaking openly about his transformation. victor and christi? >> you just heard there bruce jenner telling diane sawyer and the world that he is a woman. you are going to hear how the lgbt community is now reacting to that announcement and to the interview. plus, a giant awakened after 40 years the volcano has erupted twice in one week. why there is fear now it could happen, again. the staff at this beautiful resort . . . will stay with you forever. ♪ especially if you don't leave.
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in chile authorities are warning thousands of people who live near an erupting volcano, don't go home yet. because the volcano has been quiet for decades, but has erupted twice this week and there are fears it's going to rum abble again. chasta is near the scene there. tell us more about where you are and what you're seeing. >> well, victor, you can see right over my shoulder, the big concern here, that's calbu krcod pumping out ash and gas. not a violent eeruption and not quieted down either. you can see it's unstable. we are inside the so-called exclusion zone. the area that has been evacuated and more than 10,000 people taken out. we came in yesterday with a bunch of residents that are being allowed back in for the first time and it was just fascinating being with them because on the one hand, they're
terrified there could be another eruption and also seeing the damage from the first two for the very first time. they were shoveling the ash off the roofs and trying to get their animals out of here. even the salmon from the fisheries and the rivers. this is tough work. let me tell you why. i want you to look over here. i am standing on a pile of ash and this isn't soft, fluffy stuff. this is more like gravel. so, when you've got 20 inches of this on your roof, you're really going to be worried that it could cave in any minute. this is a lot of work that they're trying to do to save their property and, yet, they have to get out of here by nightfall because they're concerned another eruption could be on its way, victor. >> i'm so glad you showed us that ash because what i envisioned was not something that heavy and thick andors. you say people have to get out of there by nightfall. how many people are trying to get back in? is there this rush of people to
try to determine what is left after this activity? >> that's exactly right. you know, in the first, the first 24 hours they evacuated 4,400 people from this area and then yesterday they started evacuating another 2,000. but everyone tries to get back in when they're allowed. even if just for a few hours so that they could get that gravly ash off their roofs before it caves in. they had to leave all the animals behind. this is a rural area. people depend on their cows and their sheep and they're coming back in to try to salvage what they can. again, one of the more interesting things that we've seen are these huge trucks with tanks of water. they're going to the salmon fisheries and loading up the salmon and trying to get them out of here. the ash is blanketing the rivers around here and, again, another big blow like the ones we've seen and this is so destructive for the region. we might not see them returning, recovering any time soon. so, this is a real, there's a real sense of urgency here.
and, again, just really people really worried with this smoking going on right behind me, no signs of letting up, victor. >> shasta darlington reporting from chile, thank you. well, she is the lone democratic candidate for the time being. so, of course, the spotlight is bright on hillary clinton, but there are questions this morning about her family foundation. did it accept cash for favors while she was secretary of state? oh, our political panel has a lot to say about this.
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minutes past the hour here. first e-mails and now controversial donations are overshadowing hillary clinton's campaign. the clintons took large, undisclosed donations for their foundation and now questions about whether the donors got favorable treatment from the state department. want to get more now from cnn senior washington correspondent. >> reporter: hillary clinton was hoping to wind down the second week of her presidential campaign like this. >> these have to be america's fights and the world's fight. >> reporter: but a different fight is now consuming her campaign. a controversy showing no signs of going away. the clinton foundation and its foreign donations are drawing headlines and raising questions. did contributions come with strings attached? the u.s. government approved the sale of iranian mines to a russian company that donated $2.35 million to a clinton charity. should president clinton's speaking fees be scrutinized?
a russian bank promoting the deal paid $500,000 for a speech. part of what the "washington post" called $25 million in speeches from foundation donors. some foreign donations were not properly reported. in the book "clinton cash." chelsea clinton defended the humanitarian work. >> we'll be even more transparent. disclose donors on a quarterly basis. >> reporter: concerns were first raised six years ago during clinton's confirmation hearings as secretary of state. >> exists as a temptation for any foreign entity or government that believes it can curry favor through a donation. >> there is not an inherent conflict of interesten any of my husband's work at all. >> reporter: she pledged to disclose all foreign contributions. but that $2.35 million russian
donation was not. it was discovered by a "new york times" investigation. all this has created a political firestorm. mitt romney offering one of the most blistering assessments. >> i was stunned by it. it looks like bribery. >> reporter: the clinton campaign said she had nothing to do with proving that uranium sale at the state department. but also criticism from the left. "the new york times" editorial page said today accusations will only fester if straight forward answers are not answered to the public. she addressed this earlier this week and she called it a distraction by republicans. a campaign aide said no immediate plans to have her answer more questions. but if this didn't already have something of a familiar ring to it an e-mail went out on friday saying if we don't fight back now, we'll send a signal to our opponents. and then you could donate money to her campaign. victor? >> all right, jeff, thank you so much. let's talk about this.
we have lisa booth, a republican strategist and a former adviser to hillary clinton. also cnn political commentator. good morning to both of you. >> good morning, victor. >> marie, i want to start with you. not only this clinton cash book in the reporting alone, but what is the damage if there is any from its role in a continuing narrative about the clintons and fair enough skirting rules to get to some political angle? >> there is really no real impact, victor, here, other than this makes hillary haters' heads absolutely explode which is what we're seeing across the board. these allegations are purely that. the book that it is based on is a book by an author who is a right wing author. his credibility has come into question. he has had to retract several pieces of reporting. it is a complete hatchet job. again, the only impact this will
have p. for those who already do not like hillary clinton. rational thinking, independent voters and her supporters will look at this as yet another attempt to knock her down. this is somebody who has been vetted for decades in the public eye and, frankly, what it says to me is that if this is the only thing that republicans are going to hang their hat on in terms of going after her, this and benghazi, frankly, they're admitting that they have absolutely no substance with which to go head-to-head with her, toe-to-toe in the battlefield of ideas. voters are looking to hear from candidates on what it is they're going to do for them. republicans are not talking about it. hillary is talking about it. i think that is going to really do her a lot of good. >> lisa, she says that it is political crack for the hillary haters and no real impact here. what dayo you say? >> absolutely impactful. we're seeing the effects of it because she's losing ground in key battleground states where she's losing to one or more gop
candidate. what we're also finding out is 54% of americans no longer trust hillary clinton, it's absolutely having a negative impact on her. hillary clinton's biggest problems is these self-inflicted wounds. whether it's thema e-mails or clinton foundation. as mitt romney pointed out it does look like bribery or pay to play scheme that is going on here. the reality is that perception is damaging. that's what hillary clinton is facing right now. we found out that, you know, a secretary of state hillary clinton had to reject or approve this deal that, you know, would jeopardize or national security significance because it would give russia control of american uranium and we're finding out that the individual that would prof that most from that deal donated significantly to the clinton foundation and the clinton foundation failed to report those donors on their tax forms. >> first of all, clearly, republican talking points. >> it's also coming from the
left. >> even reporters, even reporters who have been written, who have written about this say that there is no evidence of a connection and hillary clinton had nuthing to do with approving that deal. the donor, actually, of that completely, completely -- >> let her finish her point. the donor who reportedly gave the donation to the clinton foundation completely divested of this company way before hillary clinton became secretary of state. and on mitt romney's comment, oh, my goodness. come on. let's see. the head of bain capital who closed companies, ruined peop peoples' lives and kicked people out of works the clinton foundation who, yes, had donations in the millions and millions of dollars but literally saves peoples' lives every single day. i'll go head-to-head with that
every single week. >> mitt romney is not running. that's what hillary clinton has been forced to do because the reality of the matter is this does look bad and perception is reality and it's catching up with her in the polls. we saw her losing ground in key battleground state and new poll that shows 54% of americans do not trust hillary clinton. the problem that you're going to face and the what democrats are facing is that americans no longer trust hillary clinton. >> she still beats every single republican candidate and that's why they're trying to throw everything at her. >> maria, lisa, i always enjoy it. thank you so much. good to have both of you. >> maria has been gone a couple weeks and she wanted to get more in there. we know. >> thank you. >> thanks, ladies. all right, so, we'll see if this latest clinton controversy becomes fodder tonight at the white house correspondents' dinner. you know cnn will be there. we are covering it there from washington. we'll have that for you tonight. coverage starts at 7:00 p.m.
>> you understand that people are baffled, confounded. i mean, apart from the people who are just -- >> oh, my god. is he gay? >> yes. are you gay? >> no, i'm not gay. i am not gay. i am as far as i know het rer heterosexual. >> what do you mean as far as you know? >> i've never been with a guy, always been married, raising kids. >> you can desire a woman every bit as much. >> yeah, yeah. >> so, we're following this story with media correspondent brian who is joining us now. there is so much nuance in this story and still so much confusion, i think, that is coming out for people. it's a good lesson, no doubt about it and good conversation starter. how are lgbt advocacy groups reacting first of all? >> there is confusion, christi. i had to learn as a journalist the right way to talk about these issues.
sexual reality and orientation and gender identity. that's what bruce jenner was speaking about in the interview. bruce jenner spoke as he for most of the interview. but at some points referred to himself as she and her. he indicated in the media that he prefers to be called he but that will change in the coming months and maybe bruce jenner will adopt a new first name, as well. these are sensitive issues and very educational for so many people watch this interview last night and this conversation this morning. let's put up on the screen what the president of glad said. one of the leading groups that advocates and the president said last night, today millions of people learned that someone they know is transgender. that's so important because according to polling only 8% of americans say they know someone who is transgender. the idea that a celebrity, someone like a household name like bruce jenner is educating people about this is really crucial. let me show you one more comment. the national center for transgender equality executive
director. mara said, stories like jenner's help change the narrative about who transgender people are. many americans have the bridge to understanding the truth behind the struggles of being transgender in 2015 in america." >> also wondering what kind of reaction are we seeing from the tabloid media who have very famously or infamously we might want it say stalked jenner. >> and some people believe exacerbated these issues and made jenner want to come and speak more publicly sooner than maybe he intended to. we remember seeing the paparazzi pictures months ago and the speculation of whether jenner was transitioning to become a woman. we're seeing a very restrained entertainment media and a lot of strain on the tabloid press because for the most part we're
seeing the same kind of sensitivi sensitivity, what we would hope to see. the same kind of sensitivity that bruce jenner deserves to see in this moment. this is really a moment for the main streaming that is still mysterious to a lot of people and i do think we will have a lot of conversations all weekend about something luke this. a reminder of the convening power of television and the enduring power of television to frame a conversation and start conversations all across the country. >> brian, good to have you this morning. thank you. >> thank you. well, an increase in microchips heading for italy is prompting ongoing and aggressive rescue efforts. our ben wedemen joined up with an italian migrant patrol team and we'll show you their technology and how they're keeping up with this surge.
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