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conducted its fifth and likely most powerful nuclear test last week. it felt like a 5.3 earthquake. that's it for "the lead." i am jake tapper. i turn you over to wolf blitzer who is next door in "the situation room." thanks for watching. happening now, breaking news. hillary clinton's health records, forced off the campaign trail by a case of pneumonia that was kept under wraps, clinton releases a detailed doctor's statement as she recovers from her illness. will this move help her recover from a serious campaign setback? the first videos released from donald trump's appearance on "the dr. oz show," where he releases some of his results from his latest medical exam. is trump doing enough to answer calls for transparency? >> colin's scowl. former republican secretary of state calls donald trump and i am quoting a national disgrace and an international pariah. he also says hillary clinton screws up everything she
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touches. stunning revelations from colin powell's stolen e-mails. and nuclear hostage. as north korea scoffs at the united states' show of force following its latest test explosion a u.s. general warns that america is being held nuclear hostage by kim jong un's regime. can america do anything about this growing threat? we welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i am wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. the breaking news, slowed by a bout of pneumonia kept hidden for days and has kept her off the campaign trail, hillary clinton has just released a detailed letter from her doctor that describes the diagnosis and treatment for her illness and sums up her latest physical exam, including vital signs, results of lab tests and current medications. hours earlier, donald trump drew on his experience as a tv show
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man to reveal information from a recent physical exam. it came during a taping of "the dr. oz show," which reporters were not allowed to attend. the show airs tomorrow. trump's campaign says he gave dr. oz a one-page summary of his exam and discussed his physical activity and dietary habits. trump had pledged to release very, very specific numbers, but his campaign now says the full results of his exam will not be made public. trump has been under growing pressure to reveal his health history along with his tax returns and information about his charitable foundation, now under investigation by new york's attorney general. plus, our brand-new cnn/orc polls are just out and show trump taking the lead in two crucial battleground states. he leads clinton by five points in ohio and three points in florida, which is within the sampling error. the survey showed trump with a stronger lead among independent voters, a key sector in this race. i'll speak with a trump supporter.
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congressman shaun duffy of wisconsin. he is standing by and our correspondents, analysts and guests will have full coverage of the day's top stories. joining us senior political correspondent brianna keilar, cnn political director david chalian and our chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta. sanjay, what stands out to you in clinton's release today? is there anything here that paints a better picture of what her health is like right now? >> we have a little bit more detail about this most recent episode with the pneumonia, wolf. we understand now that she had been having some symptoms for some time. i guess we knew that with the cough and some of the other symptoms. we know she got a cat scan on friday, which was what revealed this pneumonia, for some time, again, we weren't told about the pneumonia until a couple of days later but she underwent significant testing to make the diagnosis on friday, september 9th and was started on a ten-day course of antibiotics at that
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point. a little more information there. just now as we are talking to you, wolf, we got a letter with more detail. we understand, for example, in january of this year she had significant sinusitis and got antibiotics and steroids at the time and had a tube placed into her ear to try to allow some of the fluid to be drained from around her sinuses. but nothing more really sticks out, wolf. she had a letter released by her doctor in july of last year. this is about 13, 14 months later now as this new health information coming out. her triglyceride level, something you know about, wolf, had a significant jump during that time from i think it was 69 to 159. now, not clear why that is. it could be because of one was done while she was fasting and the blood test, and one done while she was not fasting. to your question, wolf, nothing in particular really stands out other than this most recent health episode. >> let me read the last paragraph, sanjay, of the dr.
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dr. lisa bardack wheat trote th letter. my overall impression is mrs. clinton has remained healthy and in the developed new conditions other than the sinus and ear infection and recently diagnosed pneumonia. she is recovering well with antibiotics and rest. she continues to remain healthy and is fit to serve as president of the united states. bottom line conclusion from her dr., dr. bardack. based on what we know, sanjay, would you agree with that conclusion? >> yeah. look, you said it right, wolf. we are getting the information that they're giving us, and based on that information i think anyone would draw that same conclusion. i'll tell you that there is nothing to suggest otherwise. i look for -- when i look at these types of letters i am looking for things that are big. any evidence of cognitive dysfunction? anything with regard to the
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heart, lungs, the brain? any kind of disease or underlying illness. those are the points the doctor is talking about. the most significant thing, really, that secretary clinton seems to have experienced was back in 2012 when she had the head injury from fainting and hitting her head and developing this blood collection. dr. bardack noted in previous letters that she -- that all resolved and she had no evidence of long-term injury to the brain. the blood clot that had formed at that time has resolved. cognitively, physically, i think that's the point the doctor is making, that she is fit to serve. >> let me bring in brianna keilar has has been covering hillary clinton for the entire campaign for all practical purposes. she has had some problems with transparency. does this ease that problem, the release of this letter from dr. bardack? >> i think that's what they're going for certainly. she had a misstep by not releasing the information that she had pneumonia.
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when we learned that on sunday we found out she had been diagnosed two dies before with it. we learned from the letter she had a fever a full week before that. so she had been suffering from, you know, certainly some symptoms it seems for at least nine days before we heard anything. so it goes to transparency. where certainly her campaign is i think trying to make up some of what was a misstep for them there. i also think they're trying to assure people that she is healthy because there have been a lot of unfounded theories out there about her health. and one thing that stands out to me is this statement from her doctor where she says the remainder of her complete physical exam is normal and she is in excellent mental condition. sanjay talked about it's important to know certain medical indicators, including cognitive indicators. and here they're assuring people that she is in excellent mental condition. you have some people who have been trafficking in unfounded theories that she hasn't recovered from her 2012 concussion that led to the blood
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clot between her skull and her brain and this is an effort to say, okay, no, that's not true. in fact quite a while ago her doctor said that was completely resolved. >> it's more information, david chalian, than we have had donald trump's health right now, though maybe we'll get some more tomorrow. it certainly is not what john mccain did back in 2008 when he let journalists and physicians like sanjay gupta go through all of the actual records and spend hours speaking to the physicians who had been treating him. >> you're absolutely right. she is basically now living up to the romney/obama standard that we had but not quite living up to the john mccain standard of that full disclosure that you are talking about and that ability to talk with doctors, to actually inspect the medical records, even for a limited window of time as john mccain allowed. yes, she is falling short of that, but you are right to note we now that -- she has now done this twice and donald trump hasn't done this once yet, releasing a more complete sense
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of the current state of her health based on an examination. we got a tiny bit of information perhaps out of donald trump talking to dr. oz today. if you want to look at the score sheet, hillary clinton is clearly releasing more information about her health than donald trump. >> let's see what he does over the next 24 hours. sanjay, what other medical records would you like to see from hillary clinton? is there anything in here that seems abnormal for a 68-year-old woman? she is about to turn 69 next month. >> no. i wouldn't say that there is anything that's abnormal in here. they even make mention of the fact that, at the time that she got this cat scan of her lungs she also got a coronary calcium score of her heart to assess her for heart disease. the score came back as zero which is obviously good and indicates that there is very little risk for having some sort of heart problem. as you know, wolf, that can be a concern for men and women alike. there is more information, as
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david pointed out, in this than we have seen before from her and certainly more than we've seen from the letter from mr. trump. i don't think anything stands out as unusual for someone who is 68 years old. there is a couple of things, again, with regard to back in 2012, exactly how significant was that injury to her brain? she is on a blood thinner now. when you are on a blood thinner like coumadin your levels have to be checked regularly. they mention that in the letter telling us the levels are checked but don't tell us what the levels are. there are little things in here. again, without looking at all the medical records it's one of those cases where sometimes you don't know what you don't know. i am not suggesting there is anything else there. doctors, like journalists want as much information as we can get so we can look at it ourselves and make determinations. >> you speak aboutler cholesterol levels. 189 ldl, the bad cholesterol. 103 hld, the good.
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the triglycerides, 159. that has significantly gone up. it was, what, in the 50s a couple of years ago or so. what does that mean? because that doesn't sound very encouraging. >> yeah. i saw that and that is probably the most noticeable change from july of last year to now is the triglycerides have gone up almost 100 points. i've talked to colleagues of mine about this already. it is probably related to the fact that, when you get the -- when you get this blood test done, what you've just had to eat, whether or not you have been fasting, if you have been fasting, you could have a much lower triglyceride level. if you haven't been fasting and you have eaten something that's high in fatty foods it would be a higher triglyceride level. again, i don't know for certain but given that the other numbers, the total cles trol and the ldl and hdl are within the same range and just the triglycerides have gone up, my guess is she had eaten before
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the most recent blood test. >> david, does this raise the bar for donald trump to at least release this much information? >> it doesn't look like donald trump is all that responsive to bar raising. for instance, on the tax returns, the clintons released 39 years of tax returns and donald trump still refuses to do so. yes. i think is gives the clinton campaign a talking point about their transparency compared to trump's transparency and they'll highlight the difference. that puts on more public pressure but donald trump seems to only release what he is interested in releasing. he doesn't seem all that susceptible to public pressure. everybody stand by. under pressure to reveal his medical records donald trump has now provided a brief summary of his latest physical exam to tv's dr. oz. sunlen serfaty is joining us with more on that. >> wolf, we know according to audience members who were inside for the taping today that donald trump revealed that he does not
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exercise and that he wants to lose between 15 and 20 pounds. yes, he did produce this one-page summary letter from his physical last week to dr. oz. but that has not made public yet. and it's still under -- the undertone here is that we still don't have a full picture of donald trump's overall health as he still refuses to release his medical records. as questions about transparency swirl around his campaign, donald trump is revealing some new details about his health. >> so these are the reports shall -- >> those were all the tests done last week. >> the gop nominee taping an interview on the dr. oz syndicated tv show, presenting the television personality with a one-page summary of the physical exam he had last week. until it airs tomorrow, leaving only the studio audience members to share the purported details of what trump divulged. >> according to dr. oz everything seemed normal. >> he's normal? >> yeah.
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yeah. it was no surprises except, again, that donald trump said he is on a statin, cholesterol-lowering drug. >> the trump campaign says it will release the results of trump's physical to the public on thursday but not more detailed medical records, as some previous presidential nominees have done. despite trump recently suggesting that he would be willing to provide a fuller picture of his medical history. >> i would love to give specifics as far as i'm concerned. i took a physical, and i'll be releasing, when the numbers come in, i feel great. but when the numbers come in, i'll be releasing very -- very, very specific numbers. >> reporter: trump is still facing scrutiny for refusing to release his tax returns, citing a purported ongoing audit. will donald trump release anything from the irs proving that he is under audit? >> i don't know. why? in other words, why are you -- >> are you calling him a liar. >> a letter from his tax counsel
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shows his returns from 2002 to 2008 are no longer under audit but he still won't even release those. the information vacuum is creating a flurry of questions about trump's claims of charitable giving and the donald j. trump foundation. >> this is a man who has given away tens of millions of dollars to charitable causes throughout the course of his business life. >> claims made without proof from the trump campaign and coming amid a series of reports from the "washington post" and cnn showing trump spent money from his charity on himself and used others' contributions to make them appear to have come from him. the new york attorney general announcing on cnn that he's opened an investigation into the foundation. >> we have been looking into the trump foundation to make sure it's complying with the laws that govern charities in new york. >> the trump team eager to discredit the investigation, calling it a left-wing hit job. but not releasing anything to disprove it. there are also new questions
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being raised about the trump organization's business dealings overseas, setting up a potential conflict of interest with foreign countries if you were president. >> we can say, you know what, we're going to do less deals. we're not going to do that deal even though it's a fine deal, economically reason, because it could create a conflict of interest. and we'll act incredibly responsibly. my father already said he would put the company into a blind trust run by us. >> the trump campaign there trying to put out ivanka trump to try to defuse the reports but the questions have and will continue to come up for donald trump because he still refuses to release the tax returns. the issues of transparency dogging his campaign. >> thank you. we've just received the released letter. hillary clinton's health situation. we'll have more on the breaking news right after a quick break.
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more breaking news right now. our brand-new cnn orc polls out and show donald trump with an edge in two important battleground states showing clinton may be having trouble attracting independent voters. david, what do the polls tell us. >> two critical battleground states. florida and ohio. florida first. the new poll numbers among likely voters here. trump at 47% and hillary clinton at 44%. a similar picture coming out of ohio, perhaps even a greater trump lead there. it's a five-point lead. 46% for trump along likely
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voters. 41% for hillary clinton. 8% for johnson and 2% for stein. >> these are very -- if you are a hillary clinton supporter, david, these are significantly different numbers than what she had a few weeks ago in those key battleground states. >> that's right. what we are seeing in the states now is what we'd seen happen nationally. national polls tend to be the leading dakt indicator. remember, wolf, take a look at our current state of play in the cnn road to 270 electoral map. you see the yellow states there. we have five of them. nevada, iowa, ohio, north carolina and florida are real battlegrounds right now. donald trump could win all of those and still be short of 270. today's polls in ohio, florida, nevada, which came out with a poll today good for trump. it still doesn't get him to 270.
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while the numbers look really good his challenge is still, in order to win the white house, he has to dig into some blue territory. some states that are leaning to hillary clinton right now, not just battleground states but like a pennsylvania or a michigan or a new hampshire and bring them to his side if he's going to get to 270. >> i want our viewers to know, if they want more information on the cnn/orc poll, a whole lot more, you can download the brand-new cnn politics app from the apple app store for all of you political experts out there, and not so many experts. good advice indeed. david, stay with us. how were they reacting, brianna, the clinton campaign, to these numbers which show donald trump getting a significant boost? >> i think they were in a more comfortable position a month ago and coming out of the convention. i think what they're probably hoping is that it doesn't move much beyond this, right, and that she can kind of buoy
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herself a little more in some of the battleground states. it's part of the reason why you see so much emphasis in pennsylvania, not just with hillary clinton, the convention being there, her post-convention travel. but also surrogates and some of the ones that are closest to her, tim kaine and joe biden, some of the very big names, that they're trying to create this what they see as a fire wall, that donald trump cannot win pennsylvania, where she is doing better than he is and by a comfortable margin. you know, they feel donald trump cannot win there. if he wins there, that is really a sign that they're in trouble. that, to them, might be more of a -- i don't know if i want to say bellwether or sort of an indicator than maybe some of these other states. although she certainly doesn't want to liuzhose ohio. >> these make the debates much more important for hillary clinton. they were already important for hillary clinton. but now, because she is down, they're really going to be counting on them.
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in a place where she actually excels quite a bit, they're going to be counting on this to boost her numbers. you have to imagine there will be a lot of preparation to go into the debate which is a week away, two weeks away. >> julia, you are an expert on russia. a lot of allegations that the russians are hacking these institutions. the dnc or the dccc or colin powell's e-mails because their intention is to help donald trump, the suspicion is, become president. what evidence is there to that? >> so far, a lot of cyber security experts including those affiliated with the u.s. government have been signalling that they're pretty sure that it's the russians but so far nobody will say it definitively in the white house even though it's pretty convinced that the russians were behind this, they're reluctant to get out in front of this as well. that said, on one hand it does sound a lot like them, especially the connection with
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wiki leaks' founder julian assange who has always been close with the russians. on the other hand, it does show a kind of sophisticated knowledge of the american political system that the russians did not have before. before it was kind of head-to-head. it was putin to whomever was in the white house without any kind of understanding of how congress worked, how lobbies worked and interest groups worked. now it seems like they've figured it out and they're playing, if it was in fact them, which it seems like it is, looks like they're playing the kind of sophisticated game that they've played against france and britain in the leadup to brexit. in greece, in hungary and in various other eastern european countries in trying to splinter -- and in italy, trying to splinter the eu so it doesn't vote with the u.s. to sanction russia or to splinter it so that the west is not a monolith pressing on russia. >> it's interesting, mark, the leaks of the colin powell
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e-mails, how is that playing out right now in terms of this presidential campaign? >> well, in two ways. if you are a donald trump supporter, you're looking at colin powell and thinking he was never on your side anyway. this is a republican who supported the democratic presidential nominee the last two election cycles. that being barack obama, of course. but, you know, certainly terribly embarrassing. there has been a lot of focus on what colin powell has said about donald trump, but he also expressed a little frustration or a lot of frustration with hillary clinton as well, using the word humorous. not a ringing endorsement from colin powell. it's notable to say that he has not endorsed any candidate in this election. while the clinton campaign would probably love to have his endorsement i don't think we will see him endorse publicly. >> he did endorse barack obama eight years ago. in the hacked e-mails he calls
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donald trump a national disgrace and an international pariah. he has a lot of support out there, colin powell. i assume that will undermine at least some of the support for trump. >> i think some people who are maybe in the middle and are trying to figure out where they're going to go and don't like either candidate look at colin powell as someone who they feel like has been a bit of a straight shooter. and also, if they look at these e-mails, while he sort of reserves his most scathing criticism for trump, he really does not do hillary clinton any favors. he talks about her, you know, character -- like land mines that she is steps on. hubris. he says other things as well. the one thing he does do her a little bit of a favor on is benghazi. in a way, putting some blame on her for expeditionary diplomacy, the idea that ambassador chris stevens who was killed in the attack was in libya, where it really was not safe. and colin powell clearly thought
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that that should have been obvious to the ambassador himself, which he says, and to hillary clinton and some of steven's bosses. he also says it's a witch hunt in terms of that. i think what he's referring to is that probably criticism from republicans that she didn't react correctly on the evening and there was something the state department could have done to save his life. >> julia. >> you see a lot of these people from, for example, the first two bush -- george w. bush administrations who have been abandoning the republican party at least in this election cycle and lining up behind hillary clinton. and the clinton camp kind of trying to hold them at arm's length because these are, after all, the people who gave us the iraq war. this is her own vote, hillary clinton has been trying to distance herself from it or apologize for it for so long. having the guy who shook the vial of white powder and say it was a slam dunk didn't do her
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breaking news. hillary clinton just released a doctor's statement containing new details about her medical records. it comes only hours after donald trump shared some more information about his health during a taping of "the dr. oz show." we're back with our political experts. you know, jackie, how -- we'll get to the medical stuff in a little while. how did she lose, hillary clinton, the momentum?
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the latest cnn/orc polls in florida and ohio show donald trump with a slight lead now. she was ahead earlier. >> the e-mail controversy continues to dog her. it's the drip, drip, drip. it has dogged her the entire race. whenever there is a new release hillary clinton goes down. also, the health issue. these new polls were, most were conducted when this started happening. so the fact that they didn't tell us what was happening until she was almost passing out leaving a 9/11 ceremony and then told us it was allergies and then told us she was feeling dehydrated and then you find out it's pneumonia, people are saying how can you trust this person? >> she'll be heading to north carolina tomorrow. another battleground state. she's been resting at home the past three or four days due to the pneumonia. how much of an impact does that have if she has to stay home as opposed to being out there campaigning? >> we have to go back and say
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the clinton campaign certainly through the month of august misjudged how powerful it was to have hillary clinton actually appear before a camera. she did a lot of fund-raisers during that amount of time. i think they would be better served had they done spade work earlier. it wasn't until recently we've seen hillary clinton come out and actually speak to reporters. this past week a perfect example of a bungling. a public relations bungling by the campaign. as jackie said, not shooting straight. had they said on friday, wolf, that they were going to take a couple of days down, she has a bad coilld. not even say it's pneumonia say something was keeping her down, it would have been okay. what was important for hillary clinton, though, is what we saw yesterday and that's barack obama on the campaign trail. specifically when you look at the poll numbers and dig a little deeper from the poll numbers from florida and ohio, she is not doing as well as she should with voters under the age of 45. in ohio it's a wash. only up six points with these
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voters. down in florida, this is part of the coalition that got barack obama elected. not only does hillary clinton need to be on the campaign trail, president obama and joe biden and elizabeth warren and the whole list of them need to be as well. >> now that it's after labor day and we're screening for likely voters, one of the things that goes into that is looking at voter enthusiasm. it's not necessarily that hillary clinton has had disastrous month or something. but if you start looking at the voters that are most enthusiastic telling us that they're most likely to show up, talking about their voting history and all the things that go into that, it's a more favorable electorate right now in today's snapshot about who is telling us who will show up on election day is more favorable to donald trump. >> it appears that right now donald trump has the momentum, not hillary clinton. >> she has stumbled a little bit, and we have seen that with this now third change of
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leadership in the trump campaign that he has been a lot more disciplined. he is sticking to the script more. it's been a while since he really insulted anybody. and whereas, you know, she has been the one insulting. she is kind of playing his role. she -- the e-mail -- you know, the fbi released their summary of her interview with them where she comes off sounding blaise. that's the words they used. it doesn't play well. >> everyone stand by. there is more information coming up. we are getting more information about former secretary of state colin powell's eye-opening criticism of both hillary clinton and donald trump. attack that leaked powell's er - e-mails? later, a general's very disturbing warning. he says the united states is increasingly being held nuclear hostage by kim jong un's north korea. red 97! set! red 97!
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. newly leaked e-mail from colin powell shows the former secretary of state joint chiefs chairman contract of both presidential candidates but his harshest krichl criticism is ai donald trump. how did powell's e-mails all of a sudden become public? >> wolf, they were stolen and posted online. tonight we have a good idea who might have done it. we have consulted with cyber security experts who believe they've traced the theft of colin powell's e-mails to hackers with russian
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connections. the politically savvy former secretary of state tears into donald trump, colin powell saying of his fellow republican, quote, se a an international displace and a pariah. he calls the birther movement racist. he doesn't spare hillary clinton either. in e-mails slamming clinton for her handling of her personal e-mails while she was secretary of state. >> i did not e-mail any classified material to anyone. >> powell wrote, quote, everything hrc touches she screws up with hubris. saying in 2014, quote, i would rather not have to vote for her. unbridled ambition. greedy. not transformational. he calls the benghazi controversy a stupid witch hunt. an aide confirms the e-mails are accurate but will not comment further. his e-mails were stolen and posted to d.c. leaks, which has been affiliated with high
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profile leakers. when is the same as the democratic national convention who u.s. officials believed to be russian? according to evidence assembled by a cyber security firm threat connect there is a strong connection between the leaks and guccifer. >> we've established guccifer 2 2.0 as a likely outlet for russian influence. in this example we have them engaging with another journalist and trying to bait them into writing a story about some leaked content. we have guccifer 2.0 sharing credentials to private content on the d.c. leaks website. >> that means guccifer who analysts believe is tied to the russians, would not be able to provide a password to d.c. leaks without a connection to them. the powell e-mails, first reported by "buzzfeed" and the intercept are notable because powell has not publicly endorsed either candidate. his opinion generating buzz in the campaign's final weeks.
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this is the latest in a steady drum beat of hacks of american politicians believed to have been carried out on behalf of vladimir putin. if true, what's his motive? >> this is basically pushing out there for the american public, for the world and also for a russian, very important domestic political audience, look what's happening in the united states. do you really think this picture that we're seeing here is any better than other systems around the world, and what gives these people who are engaged in this kind of dirty politics the right to make pronouncements on our political systems. >> so is d.c., the site that posted the colin powell e-mails, really connected to russian intelligence? >> d.c. leaks describes itself as being the work of american activists. vladimir putin has denied being behind recent hacks of the democratic party and putin's spokesman came out and said the allegations of the russians
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interfering about the american election is an example of putin phobia. >> this could be them wanting to retaliate for what they charge has been american interference in their elections. >> one analyst points out that the vote was corrupted. the russians believe the americans tried to subvert his election. there is no evidence of that but this could be his retaliation for that saying, back off the next russian elections. this is really kind of gamesmanship by him on a very high level. >> brian today, vau thank you v much. can anything be done to stop a north korean nuclear buildup?
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north korea, as kim a kus general are now sounding the alarm. we have been looking at all of this for us. what are you learning, barbara? >> reporter: a dire warning following the b 1 b symbolic show of force against north korea's nuclear testing. they say the u.s. is increasingly being held nuclear hostage by the north korean regime. they say in the event of an
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implosion of the north korea regime or some other trigger event it is on an industrial scale. the immediate worry, how soon north korea might conduct another nuclear test. they have watched activity for weeks. north korea reacting to the b 1 flights with characteristic fluster saying the u.s. is bluffing that the b 1 b's are enough for fighting an all-out nuclear war. >> he already has two launchers that could hit the lower states. in two or three years he will be able to put a nuclear war head and it will give him a credible capability of attacking a u.s.
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city. >> reporter: analysts calculate north korea could have enough material for approximately 20 bombs by the end of this year and make up to seven more annually. right now they could have 12 devices on hand. future production would depend on the size of future bombs. the rapid escalation of missile and nuclear tests suggest it is about more than north korea's ability to show off. >> what north korea is doing on nuclear tests and missile tests is actually trying to develop a workable, deliverable deterrent. it is much more dangerous. >> reporter: that is the time line being watched right now. how soon can north korea put it together and have a viable nuclear attack cape abilitabili?
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happening now, getting physical, hillary clinton releases new medical information as she recovering from pneumonia and donald trump surprises dr. oz, what does it reveal ability both candidates health.
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