very interesting month ahead. thanks for joining us on "inside politics." hope to see you here sunday morning. i'll give you a wake-up call if you want. stay with us. wolf starts right now. hello, i'm wolf blitzer. it's 1:00 p.m. here in washington. from wherever you're watching around the world, thank you very much for joining us. we start with startling new details on the shooting spree at a newspaper office in annapolis, maryland that left five people dead. the suspect gerald ramos, who is not cooperating with police, appeared on a video for his initial bail hearing. we heard this from police. >> there are no other suspects we're looking for right now. we have no reason to believe that anybody else but the
suspect was involved in this atrocity. we did find evidence at the residence. i can't go into a whole bunch of details about it, but i will tell you it's evidence showing the origination of planning things like that in his apartment, and it shows what we knew we would find, which is that we have one bad guy and that for his own reasons he chose to do what he did yesterday. i'll say this. the fellow was there to kill as many people as he could kill. >> our renee marsh is in annapolis for us. renee, this suspect refused to speak in his first after answer ov -- appearance overnight. police say he was not cooperating at all. what is the bail deal and what did we learn today? >> the judge said he would not get bond, but there is no other way to put it. the details that came out in court today are sickening and
they are maddening. it is so clear, as you heard the state attorney say, this shooter did everything he could to make sure he got the maximum death toll. he concealed the weapon that he had when he entered the building. he rigged the exit doors so that the journalists were essentially trapped. and with shotgun in hand, he aimed at these journalists who were working in the newsroom. listen to more from the state's attorney. >> there were two entrances to the offices in which this attack occurred. the rear door was barricaded. mr. ramos then, as i told the judge, entered into the front door and worked his way through the office where he was shooting victims as he walked through the office. >> and you said he actually shot some of the victims that were trying to get out that barricaded back door? you told the judge that?
>> that is correct. >> reporter: all right, well, ramos said nothing during that 10-minute hearing. we also learned that he did have a plan to escape after the shooting. however, police just simply closed in way too fast for him and his plan. they got there about two minutes into all of this, to close in on him, i should say. although he hasn't reported any mental issues, we do know he is on suicide watch. but wolf, i want to shift the attention back to the people who really matter today and that is the victims, the five journalists who lost their lives. there is a growing memorial happening right over my right shoulder here. we're seeing people drop by, leave their condolences, leave balloons, flowers, things of that sort. this is not just about the community mourning, but it really is about this entire state mourning. we know the government of maryland has ordered that flags fly at half staff, wolf. >> renee marsh in annapolis for
us. a very sad scene, indeed. moments ago speaking at the white house, president trump addressed the shooting in maryland. >> this attack shocked the conscience of our nation and filled our hearts with grief. journalists like all americans should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their job. my government will not rest until we have done everything in our power to reduce violent crime and to protect innocent life. >> our chief white house correspondent jim acosta is joining us right now. so the tone the president was trying to set there, what else are you hearing? >> reporter: that's right, wolf, and you heard the president there as you played that clip saying that journalists should be able to do their jobs without fear of being attacked. of course, obviously now that the president has said that, people are going to be raising questions about whether or not he has set a climate of fear for
journalist s in this country. i don't think it's really a question at this point. the president, of course, has set a climate of fear for journalists all over the country. i've been at a number of rallies where he's called the press the enemy of the people and fake news. just a few moments ago, wolf, as the president was leaving the room, i attempted to ask the president whether or not he would try to stop calling the press the enemy of the people. i shouted that question with a pretty noisy room with people applauding and music playing and so on. but i asked that question three times and he did not respond. obviously when the president says something along those lines of journalists should be able to do their jobs without fear of being attacked, that strikes me as perhaps the nicest thing he's said about the press in the longest time that i can remember. i can't remember him offering any kind of conciliatory words or language for the press in this country. so there was a shift in language there, and of course the president was also reaching out
to the people in annapolis and letting them know that the u.s. government is going to be there to make sure everything is done to make sure the people or person -- it appears to be just one person responsible for what happened at the capital gazette -- is brought to justice. about that event, wolf, we should point out the president was celebrating the six-month anniversary of his tax cut package and he was using the event to tout the economy, some of his family members were there, ivanka trump was there, jared kushner was there, other top officials were there. there has been talk, wolf, about the future of chief of staff john kelly. i don't believe he got a shout-out at the beginning of that event, and from what we could tell, our colleague sara westwood was in the room, it appeared john kelly was only in the room for a few moments and dipped back out. he could have had other things to attend to, but john kelly, the chief of staff who has been the subject of a lot of conversation in the last few days about his future and how long he's going to stay in the white house, appeared to be only at that event for a few minutes from what we can tell from our
vantage point. but wolf, getting back to the talk of all this and the president's rhetoric aimed at the media and the fact he's called us fake news and enemy of the people over and over again, i did think it was striking that he tried to tone down his rhetoric, at least for the moment, in the newsroom, wolf. >> let's see if he stops berating the news media in the united states in the coming days, weeks and months. jim acosta over at the white house, thank you very much. we want to honor the five people who were killed with some poignant reflections from family, friends and coworkers. a gift to everyone who knew her. that's how wendi winters' daughter is remembering the mother of four at the newspaper. rebe rebecca smith, a 34 year-old, recently joined the ga set.
john mcnamara, 56 years old, sportswriter, worked for the newspaper for nearly 24 years. we called him big rob because he was so tall, but it was his remarkable heart and humor that made him larger than all of us. rob hiaasen's brother wrote that in a tribute to the 59-year-old editor at the capital gazette. a peculiar and endearing figure in a newsroom full of characters. that's how coworkers are remembering editorial writer 61-year-old gerald fischman who had worked at the newspaper since 1992. and listen to this from a former editor at the capital gazette and i'm quoting. the capital angered people every day in its pursuit of the news. in my day people protest bid writing letters to the editors. today it's through the barrel of a gun, closed quote. that quote came from tom
marquardt, former editor and publisher of the capital gaze e gazette. he is here. our condolences, tom, as former editor of the capital gazette. what was going through your head when you heard the awful news? >> it's hard to describe, wolf. it's a blow that is very difficult to describe. even after all this time i've had to really think about it. first there are several deaths of people who you were very close to, who you worked alongside of for, in some cases, decades. and people who you heard. and on top of that comes news that the shooter was someone that you also knew. not by sight, not personally, but through the record. it was one whammy after another, quite frankly. >> i want to get to that in a moment. the newspaper, to its enormous credit, they did put out an edition today, the front page has pictures of the five who were killed.
how important was it, do you believe, tom, for the staffers to put out a newspaper on this day? >> well, i think it was very important because it demonstrates that through thick or thin, no matter what happens, they don't lose sight of the mission. i'm extremely proud of them. most of those reporters i don't know, because there was a turnover after i left. but, i mean, they speak for anybody who is in the business that the objective is to put out a newspaper and get the story right. i'm sure they did. the paper they put out today was nothing short of a miracle. they suffered through their grief, they suffered through just trying to cope with the tragedy and still got a cogent newspaper out and fulfilled their mission. >> you actually did cross paths with the suspect, not personally, but you were named in his defamation suit against the newspaper that was later thrown out by a judge. but he specifically threatened a
lot of folks at the newspaper, including yourself, right? >> that's correct. >> tell us about that. >> after the lawsuit was filed, unlike most people, most plaintiffs don't speak to the press for fear of jeopardizing his case. what made this case weird was that he continued to rant on social media about what he thought of us and how we affected his life and how dishonest we were. it wasn't just cogent comments, but it was rants. and to the extent that there were a lot of veiled threats, some of which were very difficult to say -- he never said, i will kill you. what he was saying was i wish you would stop breathing or i wish you were dead and then post a photo of my former boss who had just died. it didn't take much to read into it that it was a threat. it was a threat against me, it was a threat against the reporter, it was a threat
against the staff. >> the suit that he filed was in response to an article in the paper about his being charged with criminal harassment. he was given probation, he pleaded guilty. the judge referred to him as bizarre and called the case extreme. did you believe at the time, though, that he was a physical threat to you and others at the newspaper? >> well, when the story was written by the reporter, i mean, we had a very factual story about what he had done, and there is no question if you read that story that his motions were extreme. the woman he was stalking felt personally threatened and feels she lost her job because of what he had done. just looking at that, i think anybody would find evidence of somebody who really had some mental issues. i think all of that came out pursuant to the case that he filed. we were seeing evidence of that in his postings.
>> and you did go to the police and discuss this with them, right? >> that's correct. i mean, we were taking a posture that the less said the better, because we felt that if we had made as much of an issue as we could about this that we would actually inflame mr. ramos and that he would retaliate against us at the time. so our attorney was advising us to let the courts take this case on and let it run through the courts without us making any comment, either in a newspaper or personally. so, you know, when it came to some of these threats, especially the last two that i had mentioned, i thought he had crossed a line. and being fearful of what he could do to us and my family and the newspaper, i thought the most prudent course was to contact the police. our attorney got involved in it. there was a conference call.
the police had gone out to talk to mr. ramos but came back and didn't think that the evidence merited any kind of a charge. was i appalled? yes. was i disappointed? extremely so. in my mind, a layman's mind, all i saw was a threat against my life and a threat against people who were working for me. they felt, however, in their professional opinion, that the evidence wasn't there. so, you know, we had to follow whatever their advice was at that point. could we have done more? perhaps. we could have taken out a restraining order, but we felt, again, that that would only antagonize things and make it worse. quite frankly, and looking back at it now, had we taken that course and become more agressive, i think it would have just provoked him to take action earlier than what he did. >> it's shocking -- go ahead. >> it is, and wolf, the point here is once we sensed something
was amiss here, we took the precautionary role of making sure the staff was aware of what was happening. it was a common discussion in the newsroom. we gave them a photo of mr. ramos in case he would enter the newsroom. again, this is in a different building, so it's not the same building. and also we had given a photo to the front desk with my personal instruction that if anybody that resembled him would come through the door that they were to call 911 and our own security. so from the standpoint of realizing a threat, i think we assessed appropriately, and unfortunately it was an accurate perception. >> and i think newsrooms all over the country right now are taking a closer look at security and learning some lessons from what occurred in annapolis and i'm sure they'll be consulting with you down the road as well, one of the lessons all of us should learn from this horrible situation. while i still have you, and we don't have a lot of time, but i
know you were close to four of the five victims. give me a thought about each. let's start with bob hiassen. >> i didn't work with him for a long time, he had come just before i retired, but bob was an incredible mentor to people in the newspaper. he was a calming voice in that newsroom, also an aspiring voice. an incredibly gifted writer with a sense of humor. it's difficult to write humor, good humor. but through his column he definitely did that, but he was just a joy to be around. >> what about wendi winters? >> wendi winters, an incredible person who i had hired just to do your typical community news stories, freelance stories involving everything from the soapbox derby to a local cooking contest, stories that were inconsequential but were well read because we're a local newspaper. she wrote so much that she became the most prolific writer
in the newsroom, and we hired her on as a reporter. but a very charming person who would bring me and the others in the newsroom a cake every christmastime. very friendly to the staff. really wanted to immerse herself in news journalism. certainly was not ready to retire. >> john mcnamara? >> john mcnamara was a diehard terps fan. loved covering terps sports. liked covering the capital hockey team. actually left the newspaper for a couple years, missed it, came back and persevered all sorts of layoffs, ownership changes and declinie ining readership and tn extra responsibilities just to keep his job there. >> and gerald fischman? >> gerald fischman was a character. everything you heard was right
on the button. he wore a cardigan and turtleneck every day. he tried to get on "jeopardy" twice and failed. a guy who could turn prose like anybody i had ever seen. was certainly capable of writing for major metropolitan newspapers but loved his position at the capital. >> and i know you didn't know the sales assistant, but our deepest condolences to their family and friends. they certainly did not deserve what happened yesterday. tom, thank you for appearing today and we appreciate your thoughts. >> thank you, wolf. other news we're following. the president reportedly wants to quit the world trade organization as europe fears it's in, quote, trump hell. plus as thousands of children are still separated from their families with no clear reunification plan in sight, hillary clinton says her worst fears about the trump presidency have come true.
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a second term constitutionally lame did you mean presidency with a presidential election fast approaching. we're right in the middle of this president's very first term. >> joining us now, shannon p pettipiece, reporter for bloomberg news, and michael eric dyson of georgetown university is the author of the new best seller "what truth sounds like." there you see the book jacket right there. shannon, let me start with you. three red state democrats who voted for the first court nominee, neil gorsuch, who is the state court justice. three of them are up for reelection this year in states that donald trump won pretty impress civively impressively. they voted for neil gorsuch. how much pressure are they under this time? >> a lot of pressure, and i
think this is a potential for leadership threat. you can really tighten the screws on these members in these red-leaning states to fight, fight, fight with all they've got against this pick, which is what the democratic base really wants. there is a lot of enthusiasm from the democratic base to fight on this one. but you risk losing them for every other legislative issue you might want to have between now and the next election. so do you risk joe manchin not being in the senate and having a republican there instead so you can fight on this battle and potentially not even win. because the chances for the democrats winning on this one are pretty slim. >> they want to keep those stakes in the democrats' hands. she is talking about roe v. wade and how it could tie into her support for an eventual trump court nominee. listen to this. >> one of the questions i always
ask is do they respect precedent? what is their view toward precedent? from my perspective, roe v. wade is an important precedent and it has settled law. >> so do you think, april, there is a chance that senator collins could potentially vote against the trump nominee? >> wolf, there is always a chance, but you have to remember a vote isn't cast until it's cast. this is something that's not just about party. it's about women, it's about religion. ilts a toughi it's a tough issue that's been hard fought for a very long time. but wolf, when you think about the issue of abortion rights and abortion and roe v. wade. the key principles about it is the timeline. how long does a woman have before she is allowed to have an abortion? that is the piece saying it's not just about having an abortion, it's about a timeline. people are not putting that on the table. but it's also about this senator
who is a woman, this senator who believes in a woman's right to her own body. so you have to look at a lot of different things, but you also have to look at her constituency and the trump base, and you have to remember, 51% of married women voted for president trump. so this is something that's going to be hard fought. she's probably going to go through a lot of back and forth in her mind until she casts that vote. >> lisa murkowski of alaska as well. remember, 51 republicans in the senate, 49 democrats. you need at least 50 because the vice president of the united states is the president of the senate and the vice president can break a tie. we'll see what happens on that front. michael, as you know, the former president, barack obama, stepped back into the political fray, at least a bit at a democratic fur fundraiser. he dished out some tough love. enough moping, they need to get out and get things done. is that what the party needs right now, someone like the former president to light a fire
under them? >> sure. gird up their loins, look squarely into the future and assert your obligation to address these issues in realtime. i wish he would have done it earlier. i'm glad the president is out there making netflix deals, but what he has to do even more is leverage the authority he gained, the incredible moral authority he possesses as a result of being a two-term democratic president in the midst of a republican resurgence and onslaught that has revisited every trace of his incredible presidency, or at least many of them over the last eight years. so finally, barack obama emerges from his cave to speak, and yes, his message is right on. be able to address these issues in a powerful way, show some backbone in leadership. he could take a bit of that lesson himself. stand up. go out and help some of these people get reelected. show up at some of these campaigns for these democrats.
look what happened in new york bout a barack obama centrist legacy, she unseated a 10-term congressman who was the heir apparent to the speaker of the house job that nancy pelosi occupied. so yeah, barack obama has to catch up to his people to assert leadership, but i think it's a perfect message, a powerful message and one that we need to hear. >> can i comment on that really fast? zap >> april, go ahead, i have something else i want to ask michael. >> i believe barack obama is powerful, but i believe he's also following the man ahead of him in the white house, george bush. george bush wanted to respect barack obama and his presidency and his authority, because he knew barack obama was behind the curve, one, being the first black president in a male-dominated, a white male-dominated town. and i believe that barack obama tried to do the same thing that george w. bush did, but the times are different. we have a different arc of
justice, arc of power, if you will, and people are looking for that other side because things are so polar opposite from 100 years ago and even eight years ago. i believe michael is right to a certain extent. but barack obama is now civilian barack obama. he's trying to afford donald trump the chance to rise and fall on his own. >> i want to get to michael again in a moment, but i want to get janice to weigh in. do we anticipate we'll see a lot more on the political front from the former president? >> that's the indication we're getting from our reporting. he is very effective at raising money, so messaging is great, but you also need someone effective at raising money and he's very helpful to democrats on that. the concern is, though, trump is best when he has a strong opponent. and with democrats out of power, he really hasn't had much of a strong opponent. that could change in 2018 if democrats take back the house and all of a sudden he can blame democrats for everything that goes wrong. if obama reemerges, that could
give him someone to punch back at and that is one of his strengths at this point. but he has never been very effective at tearing down obama like he has some of his opponents. so obama could be very effective to put out there. >> michael, a quick question. i know you're in dallas today. you're filling in for congresswoman maxine waters because she reportedly has been receiving some death threats? let me play for you a bit of what conservative talk show host sean hannity said about her. listen to this. >> i've been saying now for days that something horrible is going to happen because of the rhetoric. really, maxine, you want people -- call your friends. get in their faces. obama said that, too. get in their faces. call them out. call your friends. get protesters. follow them into restaurants and shopping malls and wherever else she said. >> hannity has denied he was
tying maxine waters' comments to the newspaper shooting in annapolis, maryland. but i want to get your reaction. tell us what you know about the death threats and why you're filling in for her in dallas today. what do you make of what sean hannity said? >> well, first of all, i'm filling in because the great and brave auntie maxine, maxine waters, received credible death threats. the fbi did not want her to come here. there was a credible threat of lynching and other forms of assault and attack upon her body here in dallas, texas. i, therefore, was invited to come speak in her place and i do so with great honor and reverence for her extraordinary leadership as a moral voice that we need here. sean hannity is irresponsible. white supremacy pre dates what is happening here. this is not just about a different modality about serving your right as a protester, which hannity is quite able to disagree with. what we're talking about here is the inability to hear a different side of an equation
and, therefore, want to assault and attack somebody. and to blame anybody? let's blame the president of the united states of america who has constantly and consistently assaulted the state, who has constantly said you are wrong, that you are trash and you are not needed. so to place a vicious attack not only on media people but american citizens that have rag raised their voice, it's an amazingly unpatriotic president who occupies the highest office in the land. this man has repudiated the very basis of democracy, has continued to expose the incompetency and also the fact that this is a fascist attempt to suppress free speech. so i think what donald trump needs to do is to examine the constitution, the declaration of independence and read again in a fifth grade civics class what
american democracy is all about. maxine waters is the best at that. sean hannity ought to be ashamed of himself and the united states of america ought to go back to school to learn what the presidency is all about. >> thanks very much, shannon, april. ladies, thanks to you as well. we're going to continue to follow all this up. coming up, a european official says europe has a special place in trump hell. you'll hear what's behind this explosive remark.
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vladimir putin, concerns mount to the potential moves of those significant events. we bring in max booten. the president has been privately suggesting he wants the u.s. to lead the world trade organization. what would happen if the u.s. were to pull out? >> i think that would be international trade chaos, wolf, because the wto is really the underpinning of the entire global trade system, and it has been for decades going back to the days it was the general agreement on tariffs and trade. the good news is it may take an act of congress to actually pull the u.s. out, so it may not be as easy as trump deciding he wants to get out. >> these concerns, you know, max, are compounded by the president's announcement of tariffs, european allies, the
trans-atlantic alliance going after nato, the whole notion of the future of nato now somewhat questionable. one european official tells cnn, there is a trump's hell where nato is as bad as nafta and the eu is worse than china adding, and i'm quoting now, we now have a major crisis. what do you think about those fears? >> i think those fears are completely warranted in light of the president's comments, his body language, his actions. everything he says and does suggests that he has boundless animosity for our democratic allies, for our alliances, for our trade partners, and at the same time he has almost limitless affection for our enemies. look at the way he, just a few weeks ago, went to war with our allies at the g-7 summit. he insulted prime minister justin trudeau of canada calling him very dishonest and weak, and then he turned around and
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the united states without parents to justify why they are in this country. a by-product of the administration's so-called zero tolerance decision that separated thousands of kids from their moms and dads. a federal court ordered reunification of families. joining us from capitol hill, congresswoman from washington state. member of the judiciary committee. she's also on the subcommittee on immigration and border security. thanks so much for joining us. i know you were among those arrested during a capitol hill protest this week. i want to get to that in a moment. first, do you believe the trump administration has a policy to reunify the children with their parents? >> i do not believe they have any strategic effort rgs organized effo -- organized effort. i can tell you, wolf, i met with moms in a federal prison south
of seattle and they showed me slips of paper they had been given by homeland security or i.c.e. that had their names, their e numbers, their identification number in the immigration system, and supposedly the names of their children, except these mothers were pointing at their slips are saying these are not my children. we don't believe and we are very, very concerned that the administration has not been keeping track of which children belong with which parents, and really don't have a way to reunite the kids with their parents, in spite of the court order. this is a huge concern, something that we have been asking on judiciary committee. i requested, publicly requested chairman goodlatte to bring the secretary of hhs and neilson so we can talk about things, these aren't just reports, hearing directly moms don't know where their kids are and we're not sure the administration does
either. >> do you believe, congresswoman, that i.c.e., immigration and customs enforcement agency should be abolished? we are hearing from more democrats that are specifically calling for that. >> well, i have been working on immigration issues for 20 years. enforcement functions which need to be here in a country as ours, we have immigration laws, they need to be enforced, but those functions don't need to be an agency that's become a rogue agency that literally has no accountability to congress around the hundreds of millions of dollars that we spend. most of that money is contracted out to private contractors, and we have had a heck of a time trying to get any answers from i.c.e. and border patrol, about the conditions and standards under which we hold people. we don't want federal dollars to go into a mass deportation force. i believe we can get rid of i.c.e. as it stands and move those enforcement functions into
a different frame so that we can actually make sure federal taxpayer dollars are spent wisely and that we are humane and adhering to human rights conditions. we're working on a bill right now to set up a commission to look at those alternatives. >> we don't have a lot of time. quickly, want to ask you about your arrest at a protest inside capitol hill office building this week. hundreds of people were arrested. what happened and why did you decide to sit in? >> well, it was in the senate hart building. 2500 women came to put their moral outrage on the line. 650 of them engaged in peaceful, civil disobedience. i am a fan of that. i think it is an important tactic. i was proud to join them to show the moral outrage around the fact that we are keeping kids in cages and parents seeking asylum in prison. that's what we are out to change and the zero tolerance policy. >> thank you for joining us. >> thank you, wolf. >> appreciate it very much. more on the breaking news. disturbing developments in the
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