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if this had to do with the explosives that were located in various houses that officers were raiding and investigating. but yes, to see the images and the extent of the supplies they had truly chilling in terms of the bombs, the ball bearings and all of the things they would need to carry out a second wave of attacks which may still be being plotted right now. >> will, ripley, thank you so much. and that is it for me. "newsroom" starts right now. hi, i'm erica hill in today for brooke baldwin. you're watching cnn. thanks for joining us. as joe biden tried to convince americans he's the right person to lead the country his past overshadowed that pitch including the handling of the clarence thomas hearings and anita hill who testified before the committee which joe biden
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chaired. we learned the vice president had spoken privately with hill and according to a biden spokesperson, he, quote, shared with her directly his regret for what she endured and his admiration for everything she's done to change the culture around sexual harassment in this country. so how did that sit with anita hill? not great. and in an interview with "the new york times" anita hill said in part i cannot be satisfied by simply saying i'm sorry for what happened to you. i will be satisfied when i know there is real change and real accountability and real purpose. bide enwas pressed on this issue this morning during an appearance on abc's the "view" and first interview since launching his bid for president. >> i don't know why it took you so long to call her. i wish it happened earlier. >> since i had publicly apologized for the way she was treated, i publicly said it, i publicly had given credit for her -- the contribution she made to change -- began to change this culture in a significant
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way, that what i didn't want to do and i didn't want to, quote, invade her space. >> but she wanted you to say i'm sorry for the way i treated you, not for the way you were treated. i think that would be closer. >> if you go back and look at what i said and didn't say, i don't think i treated her badly. i took on her -- what i couldn't figure out how to do and we still haven't figured it out, how do you stop people from asking inflammatory questions or these character assassinations. >> dana bush is the cnn chief commit correspondent and eric splij who interviewed herusually. joe biden seems uncomfortable but unprepared chxt is surprising. >> incredibly surprising. look, there is so much buzz as you could imagine here in washington about how did he do?
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and the overwhelming feeling among democrats i've talked to all day, at least in the last couple of hours since it started, was bewilderment for the exact reason you just said, erica. why wasn't he ready to just say, succinctly, i'm sorry about anita hill. i'm sorry about what happened with not just lucy flores but other women and men. but the women who have come out and said that his attempts at being empathetic went over the line for them. and the fact that he kind of talked about it a much more extensive way which led him to say things like i'm sorry for what happened to her as if he is an observer and not a participant. but if you did go back and listen and look at the transcript which i did, he did at one point did say i'm sorry but it was kind of drowned out, erica, by the other sort of lack of his lack of ability to say that directly and then just end
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it there, drown that out. and then on anna navarro's question about anita hill, that is the other thing. that is really the key question. what took you so long? and we don't know the real answer to that. whether it was last week that he called anita hill or last year that he called anita hill. we still don't know the answer to that. but what took you so long speaks to the question of whether or not he's -- he made the call because he knew politically he had to launch the campaign or he made the call because he really wanted to do it and that is an important question that i think people would like answered because it speaks so much to what he actually understands about not only the situation as it is today and what it was back then, but also how important the perception is. in your conversations with anita hill, when you spoke with her and even in the recent interview this phone call she had with "the new york times," she made it clear, her focus is about changing policy around how sexual harassment is
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investigating, how it is prosecuted. biden talking this morning about he's believed her all along and how much he appreciated everything she's done to move the conversation forward and how much he admires her. that, too, is an interesting message. is he the right messenger for it? >> it is interesting because, erica, it struck me that he doesn't appear to listen at all to anything that anita hill has said. she actually has been talking about this very consistently in the same nurture that she spoke to "the new york times" and to me in 2014 and she wrote about it in her memoir and when joe biden ran for president in the past. none of this should come as news to joe biden. so i think the challenge that he's going to face is that he is in a party that is dom nait -- dominated by women and the women are the backbone of the democratic party and as far as i what could i tell from what he said on the "view," he has not listened to what anita hill
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critiques are and it is important to remember what her critiques were of the way he conducted that hearing because to hear joe biden talk about it, he's just sort of passive, and he's sort of frekless and had nothing to do with what took place but if you go back to the historical record and the reporting at time, he was being criticized contemporaneously for the way he conducted the hearing and quite relevantly for democratic voters making up their mind about someone to take on donald trump, he was completely outmaneuvered by republicans who instantly realized that they had to politicize this hearing, that they had to put anita hill herself on trial, allow her to be denigrated, to be portrayed as crazy or slutty and to come at the other side with anger, to put anita hill on trial. and in response joe biden kind of waffled. he didn't know what to do. he was tormented. and he actually most crucially failed to call three women, rose jer dane and angela wright and
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sackary sploij would have testified to the account and so we're looking at specific structural critiques of how he conducted the hearing and choices that he made on a personal level when it came to anita hill and also in making sure she had due process and it is so striking to me that none of this is new. this is something that she spoke about consistently for years and yet today it was all focused on well i didn't dough anything and i -- i didn't do anything and i don't know what she means. >> should there be credit given to him for making that call? >> i guess i would just wonder why it was that -- according to the "new york times," it was in the last couple of weeks. and to me that makes it -- that sounds more like a box checking exercise than it seems like real accountability. and real accountability would be to listen to what the critiques are and to directly address them, whether you think they're fair or not. >> so what is interesting, you talk about listening and we have more sound to play where he was asked before the topic of anita hill came up this morning, the
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former vice president was asked whether he was sorry about what happened with miss flores and the other instances that women have come to light talking about. i think we have some of the sound. let's play that. >> are you sorry for what you did? are you prepared to apologize to those women? >> here is the deal. i have to be much more aware of the private space of men and women. but i don't think anyone has ever said that i invaded their space in a way that was designed to do something other than making them feel uncomfortable but not anything having to do with harassment. >> they've said that, but they've also said we would like an apology. >> well, look, i'm really sorry if they -- what i did in talking to them and trying to console that, in fact, they took it a different way. >> so really there are two things i want to drill down on there. it is the i'm sorry if -- it is like when you are teaching your
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kids what they need to do to apologize, i have this conversation with them of you can't say sorry just to say sorry. i want you to understand what is happening here. that is one part of it. and the other part in a is related is about the listening that you brought up because he went on to say, it is really important we listen and understand what people are going through. is there a sense, dana, that he has listened and does understand at this point? >> you know, i mean that is getting into his head and it is hard to give a real answer based on what he said today because he kind of said one thing and then said another thing to contradict it. but on that point, that initial point of what you talk to your kids about in saying i'm sorry, that is what i meant when he started the segment, erica, which is we got as close as we could get in the whole interview at that point that you just played by saying i am sorry for so an and so forth, but just if
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you really are sorry, just say i'm sorry and say it robustly and forcefully and leave it there. and don't qualify it or put anything else in there. and the fact -- look, the fact that we are talking about this now on day two of his presidential run is something that i'm sure they expected, in some corners of the booid ---ed biden campaign but it is not where he wanted to be as the introduction. it is the beginning of a very long marathon and so he can get this out of the way and in some ways and then move forward except there are lots of examples in recent history where somebody has something they can't get over initially and they can't kind of escape from that. so we'll see how this one plays out. but it also speaks to, if you bring it up to 10,000 feet, erica, this is a man who has
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been in public life for decades. for more than a generation and has been a part of and been part of the scene as culture has drifted dramatically and there are candidates running against him who don't have that baggage and for meme who don't like this about him, they have a lot of other options. >> dana and erin, good to have you with us this afternoon. thank you. >> thank you. the u.s. economy shattering expectations in the first quarter. the gdp growing at a rate of 3.2%. that is far above the projected 2.1%. good news for president trump who is taking a victory lap touting those numbers. >> the country, though, is doing very well in every respect. we're just doing well. we're knocking it out of the park, as they say. gdp is an incredible number. but remember this, not only that, we have a great growth which is growth -- we have great
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growth and also very, very low inflation. our economy is doing great. number one in the world. we're number one economy right now in the world. >> cnn business correspondent alison kosik joins us now. the higher number than what we thought. >> even seasoned economist expectations. >> where did that come from. this is great news, right? >> it is great news. when you look at the first quarter of any year for gdp, the first quarter is usual live the weakest. so this happens to be the strongest first quarter that we've seen in six years. so what powered this? well business investment increased and exports increased and state and local government spending jumped and consumer spending went up as well. it went at a slower race but did increase. now a few caveats because if you look beyond the headline number if you are skeptical you wonder how sustainable are the figures.
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so you take for instance the spiking in government spending, was that a one-off and also some of the -- what went into the gdp number included inventory that build up of inventories so how sustainable is that. so you have a few critics saying, look, are we going to see the same momentum in the second quarter and keep in mind this figure still has to be revised another couple of times before we get the final revision. we're getting that first revision on may 30th. >> we should point out the first nearly full month of the quarter was when we were dealing with shutdown. so that must factor in in some respect. >> that is a historic government shutdown that continued through a third almost of the quarter. and it shaved off about .3% of gdp. so not a huge amount but it did take a slice you would have seen higher if the government shutdown wasn't in effect. >> we just heard from the president touting his economy numbers to the nra. here is more of that.
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take a listen. >> our economy is now the hottest anywhere on the planet earth. if we kept the same interest rates and the same quantitative easing that the previous administration had, that 3.2 would have been much higher than that. but they hadn't hit the numbers in 16 years. >> okay, well that is a little dangerous because you don't want to have quantitative easing when you have a hot economy. when we had the easing we were in a recession and banking crisis and subprime mortgage crisis and you don't want to see that and where the discussion is going as we see growth taking hold in the first quarter of 2019, something we're not seeing in other countries like japan, europe and china and the u.s. is at a bright spot so the focus is back to the fed.
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the fed said, look, we won't raise interest rates for the entirety of 2019 so that is making people scratch their heads. well, when is the risk of maybe seeing an economy that is overheating and then the president pressuring j. powell, fed chief to go ahead and cut rates while i would say a rate cut after seeing this growth for the first quarter, a rate cut is certainly off the table. >> allison, good to see you. thank you. he is not even 24 hours into his campaign but joe biden already seeing shots from his rivals, bernie sanders, elizabeth warren going after the newest challenger. why these particular feuds actually go back years,. plus just in to cnn, the fbi learning that officials in florida about suspected election hacking that was detailed in the mueller report. and a coast guard officer accused of plotting a domestic terror attack now set for release. so what is being done to keep the public safe?
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we're keeping a close eye on the calendar. two months now away from the first democratic primary debate. the gloves, however, appear to already be off and the target is clear, it is the newest democratic challenger, former vice president joe biden. senator elizabeth warren questioning his ties to wall street. >> at a time when the biggest financial institutions in this country were trying to put the squeeze on millions of hard-working families who were in bankruptcy, there was nobody to stand up for them. i got in that fight because they just didn't have any. and joe biden was on the side of the credit card companies.
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>> senator bernie sanders campaign meantime in an email to supporters attacking biden for holding a fundraiser in the home of a corporate lobbyist. joining me now cnn political director david chalian. so we look at the first two attacks fired here, is this effective moving forward? >> well, let's first be clear about what this means, right. joe biden is the big dog in the race because when you get in the race and you instantly draw fire from the primary opponents and president trump all on the same day, it shows you are a target because of how -- how much you are seen as a formidable foe in this race. here is what is so interesting to me, erica, about the lines of attack. elizabeth warren at our town hall on monday night started to draw this contrast and didn't mention biden by name and then yesterday he got in the race and she mentioned him by name. it is from the most -- in terms of the -- these comments, it is from the most progressive folks in the party. the warren/sanders wing.
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and to benefit their own candidacy they are trying to dry the biggest contrast possible and paint joe biden on day one of his campaign as sort of the centrist corporate establishment democrat. they want to immediately carve out some ground with progressives saying he's not one of us. that is what they're attempting to do there. >> i'm getting the feeling, that david, that 2020 will feel 20th century because there is so much to look back to and not is just what we're hearing from senator warren but biden is already being criticized for helping to craft the 1994 crime bill which has been blamed, of course, for fuelling an era of mass incarceration. here he was talking about it on the senate floor. >> it doesn't matter whether or not they were deprived as a youth. it doesn't matter whether or not they had no background that enabled them to have -- to become social -- become socialized into the fabric of
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society. it doesn't matter whether or not they're the victims of society. end result is they're about to knock my mother on the head with a lead pipe and shoot my sister, beat up my wife, take on my sons. so i want to ask what made them do this? they must be taken off the street. >> now sanders voted for that bill partly because it contained a ten-year assault weapons ban but now said he regrets it. in '91 he voted against a bill aimed at cracking down on crime. let's listen to that. >> i've got a problem with a president that a congress which allows 5 million children to go hungry, 2 million people to sleep out on the streets, cities to become breeding grounds for drugs and violence. and they say we're getting tough on crime. if you want to get tough on crime, let's deal with the causes of crime. let's demand that every, man and woman and child in this country
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have a decent opportunity at a decent standard of living. >> as we look back at all of this, joe biden saying he's changed his stance on these issues. does bernie sanders get to claim he's on the right side of history? >> well, he'll certainly make that case as you noted. that is not where his vote was on the '94 crime bill. just stepping back for a moment, i look at that and said, wow, here is one advantage pete buttigieg at 37 has. there is not videotape of him with a long record and about you have the two front-runners of joe biden and bernie sanders who have been on the public stage, there is a lot of videotape and votes and quotes to get to. he acnonled in reference to the crime bill they didn't get everything right is what he said. that won't be the end of his comments here. i'm sure throughout this campaign this is an issue they'll have to address. we watched hillary clinton whose husband was president at time had to address this time and
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time again throughout her entire 2016 candidacy as this issue of criminal justice reform has become to prominent in american politics today and certainly inside of the democratic party and so this is something joe biden will have to contend with as he goes forward. >> also want to just get your take on the very strong gdp numbers. the growth numbers out today. the president touting them. not surprising there as he should. how should democrats approach that? do we have a sense of how they'll handle that? >> it is a good question and you're right, the president should tout these numbers. they are really strong. and if he is to get re-elected next year, it is going to have to be in large part because the economy is doing so well that voters who are skeptical about his behavior in office are still willing to stick with him. so it is critical to him. democrats,'s know, they're trying to make an argument that donald trump in his policies only takes care of the wealthy. and not the middle class or lower class and low income
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americans. so their argument is a class argument that donald trump is in it for his rich cronies. that may have resonance. i'm sure it will have some resonance out in the country but if the economy overall continues to do well and people at all income brackets feel the benefits of that, that argument may bet tougher for the democrats to get a full hearing on. >> david chalian, always appreciate it. good to see you. >> thanks. you too. a measles outbreak has quarantined nearly 300 people at two universities in california. president trump also weighing in now on anti-vaxers. plus accused of plotting terror attacks against politicians and journalists had an arsenal for war and now this coast guard officer is set to walk free. why is the judge making that decision and is the public at risk? anyone can go fast.
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a coast guard lieutenant accused of plotting a terrorist massacre set to be released from jail as he awaits trial and the judge who made that decision said he has grave concerns but the judge can't legally hold christopher hasson any longer. prosecutors filed a stark warning of their own about the 49-year-old suspect, the destin tends to murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country and he must be detained pending trial. jessica snyder covering the story and with us federal judge kevin sharp. so when we look at this and lay out what we've heard from the u.s. attorney, from the judge, what is going on? why does it work out that he's actually going to be released, despite the judge's concerns?
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>> the judge saying here, erica, his hands are tied. for multiple reasons. first of all, there is no domestic terrorism statute on the backs in the united states and the judge stressed because lieutenant hasson is only facing weapons and drug charges that doesn't meet the standard for continued detention and he those be released on what is likely strict conditions but prosecutors are still moving forward with this argument that hasson is a real threat. you saw it there in the detention memo that they said hasson intends to carry out this plot to murder innocent civilians on a large scale. and then prosecutors have spelled out all of the threats here. they've labelled him as a white supremacist and extremist and then they went into detail. they said that hasson searched for the home addresses of two supreme court justices and also searched for the best gun to kill african-americans and made silencers and had a stockpile of
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guns and 1,000 rounds of ammunition in his maryland basement apartment and he's accused of compiling a hit list of prominent democratic politicians plus journalists right here at cnn as well as msnbc. but nevertheless, the judge stressed yesterday, erica, in the hearing that hasson only faces those charges of weapons and drug charges. nothing else. so because of that, he will likely be released in the upcoming days and or weeks and right now his defense attorneys are coming up with conditions where -- that will satisfy the judge who, like you said, still does have the grave concerns about all of these threats that hasson allegedly poses here. >> jessica schneider with all of the nuts and bolts. thank you. >> judge, as we look at all of this, the judge in this case went on to say not just he talked about the grave concerns but i'm quiting here, he said if terms of, as they're figuring out the supervision, hasson has got to have a whole lot of
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supervision. somebody who has eyes and ears on him like nobody's business. is there a chance, judge, they don't come up with an agreement that this judge and the case is comfortable with and also the public defender is comfortable with? >> well, right. i think there is a real chance of that. because although a lot of people don't realize, the default is that someone should be released pre-trial unless there are no set of circumstances where that could ensure that the public safety or that the -- the detainee is not a flight risk. and so given what we know, just because a judge recognized the charges are the charges, but that doesn't mean he has to ignore everything else that has been identified about this individual. so these -- someone -- if you have those kind of grave concerns, and based on what i know, i would share those concerns, i think we all do, then it better be some tight restrictions before this person is released and so it is not a given. >> when we look at -- jessica
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just laid this out but this list of what prosecutors have called a hit list. so prominent democratic lawmakers, journalists and including three of our colleagues here at cnn. we're also told that he allegedly searched for the home addresses of two unnamed supreme court justices and you put all of that together and what is fascinating the public defender said in referencing that, it is not a hit list, quote, it looks like a list our commander-in-chief might compile while watching fox news in the morning saying donald trump uses similar ep thats and it is part of the national in bringing up the president in her defense of her client, where does that put this case? >> well, i think she's making an argument and being an advocate for his client but it is not just a list. there were other things that they saw would indicate his
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intention on what to do with that list. it is not just a random list of names. the judge could take that into consideration when you figure out what are these conditions. certainly there is electronic monitoring and those kind of things, home confinement but it better be good. >> there is also -- just to clear this question up once and for all, part of the issue is that there is no federal statute when it comes to domestic terrorism. why? >> this is a legislative question. congress makes the laws, why is there not a law. there are laws on the books if -- with respect to making threats or taking some kind of action to murder someone. so the prosecutor must think, because as i understand they don't intend to file a superseding indictment, with additional charges they must think they don't have any other federal crimes that they could charge him with, reasonably
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charge him with and meet the elements there. if there is a gap and it appears there may be, then this is -- congress needs to step up and do their job. judges can only deal with what congress has given them as tools and what the constitution gives them as tools. >> kevin sharp, appreciate your insight. thanks again for joining us. >> thank you. we do want to bring you breaking news. in the 2020 race former vice president joe biden, we're learning, has raised more than $6 million in the first 24 hours since his launch. let's bring in more on this. good to see you. so how does that number measure up? >> it is a very, very large figure. i believe that it is the largest out of all of the democratic primary candidates in the first day of fundraising. i believe it was beto o'rourke has that top number. let me just run you through some of the figures that came in. so just a short while ago joe biden sent out an email to his supporters saying they raised $6.3 million in the first 24 hours.
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remember there is been this big question about how much is joe biden actually going to be able to raise. he's not known as a prolific fundraiser and he's not exactly the same people were thinking, small donor, powerhouse like bernie sanders or beto o'rourke. and they point out that 97% of online donations were under $200. but one thing we don't know just yet is how many -- how much the online donations made up the entire pool. so remember that last night he did that fund raiser in philadelphia. so earlier today ed rendell, one of the organizers of that fundraiser, said he believed they maybe brought in a little over half a million dollars. we'll see if we ever get an actual figure on the campaign from that. the other numbers that campaign is pointing out they got donations from all 50 states and u.s. territories and the average online donation was $41. and then they go on to say 96,000 -- so 96,926 people
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chipped in on day one. now one thing that we'll be looking at is what are those unique donors. how many people donated -- you could have people who donate multiple times in smaller batches so that is a figure that will be looked at closely. and that would be -- >> as you point out those are people in smaller batches and that is interesting because there is a big focus as we look at 2020 on smaller donors. because we saw what that did for certain candidates obviously and that has been more of a focus in seeing well how many small donors could you get and what does that translate to in terms of support. >> right. and you've seen this enthusiasm test placed around the first day fundraising figures that have come out but for joe biden the team is looking at this number and they're very happy with this because there has been so many questions leading up to his candidacy whether he'll be able to raise the same amount of money as his other democratic primary rivals and i think this number shows he'll be viable when it comes to the money race but still looking for a little
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bit more of a breakdown for the campaign about what these donations look like and who was donating. >> you'll have it for us as soon as we get it. thank you. a quarentine issued at two california universities. officials now across the country desperately trying to fight a measles outbreak as the number of people diagnosed grows. so what you need to know today about your vaccines. dr. sanjay gupta is with us with that new important information. plus just coming into us, the fbi will pleat with officials in florida on a suspected election hacking which is detailed in the mueller report. life isn't a straight line. things happen. and sometimes you can find yourself heading in a new direction. but at fidelity, we help you prepare for the unexpected
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compromised one of florida's county networks before the 2016 election. cnn senior national constituent alex marquardt joined me now. there is one florida county impacted directly? >> right. the person at the department of homeland security who leads the charge in defending america's elections chris krebs, he suspected that russia targeted all 50 states but that doesn't mean they were successful but we're learning from the mueller report the fbi does believe that one county in florida, we don't though which one, was successfully hacked into. and so now what we're learning is that the fbi will be briefing two top florida officials, the governor ron desantis who just came into office and rick scott the governor during 2016, they wanted answers yesterday. this brief lg happ-- briefing w happen in the next few weeks. and this started bubbling a couple of months ago when senator bill nelson running for
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re-election last year and said that the russians are inside florida's election systems and myself and a number of other reporters started calling the fbi and dhs and local florida election officials and they had absolutely no idea what nelson was talking about. now he's saying that he -- that this proves that he was correct. but this all came about because now we have seen the mueller report, we have seen what the fbi told the mueller investigators. i want to read part of that mueller report. he wrote, the fbi believes that this operation enabled the gru which is russian military hackers to gain access to the network of at least one florida county government. now florida election officials are still saying there is no evidence that the russians have gotten inside. so at this point you have desantis and rick scott saying we don't know what to believe and essentially we want answers yesterday. >> this is massive to think, and
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i understand they are not the only people, meaning former governor rick scott and governor desantis wants answer yesterday and not only which county and how did it happen but are we sure that this didn't happen anywhere else? there are so many questions. >> not just because of what -- what else could have happened in 2016, remember of course we had the midterms in 2018 and top intelligence officials said that nothing really happened in terms of attacking the election infrastructure around that election. but most importantly, what are the implications for 2020? now everybody is looking forward and everyone knows that the russians and perhaps other countries nation states were actors will do something, what are they going to do? so if we can figure out what happened in 2016, at least then there is a baseline to look ahead to for 2020. because something is coming. we're trying to figure out what. >> and we've been told it is still in the works and so we should expect it. alex, appreciate it. thank you. president trump once again defending his controversial
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the nationwide measles outbreak has forced two universities to quarentine scores of students and faculty. that mandatory order effects people at ucla and cal state l.a. who mav been exposed to infected students and not vaccinated or can't show proof
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of immunization. sanjay gupta joins us. and we are seeing the highest number of cases since this disease was declared eradicated back in how long could a quarentine like this last? >> it is interesting, and some is arbitrary but the way they've arrived at this -- at the universities is they've tried to say from the time that someone may have been exposed to measles, they want to wait 21 days. so what we're now learning is that the possible exposure happened probably a couple of weeks ago. so it would be another week or so that these students are likely quarantined. sometime in the middle or end of next week is probably when they'll be able to be released. the reason they pick that is they think by that point is someone will get the measles, they would have gotten it. so that is how that 21-day number is sort of -- that is how they're choosing that. >> we also heard from the president today urging
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vaccinations. we know back in 2014 as a prist citizen he tweeted out suggesting this -- this report debunked i don't know how many times at this point about a link between vaccines and autism came up again during the gop presidential debate. here is what he had to say at the time. >> two years old, 2 and a half years old, a beautiful child went to have the vaccine and came back and a week later got a tremendous fever, got very, very sick. now he's autistic. i'm saying i'm in favor of vaccines, over a longer period of time and same amount -- >> thank you, but just in little sections. >> the president today coming out and the president talking about the importance of vaccinations. that message is incredibly important especially if it is showing a shift from him. >> yeah. so today he said i think he basically said something along the lines of people should get the shots. i think back then clearly he was
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raising some doubts about the vaccines. sort of paying some sort of idea that there could be this link to autism. there is not. so it appears to be a little bit of a transition or evolution in his thought which in this case is a good thing because there is no link between vaccines and autism. and people need to get their vaccines. we're seeing the possible beginnings now of measles becoming endemic in the united states. meaning that it could start to spread throughout the united states. we've been showing this map, erica, for sometime, 22 states now have patients that have measles. 22 states. all of these efforts in los angeles, the quarentine, the emergency declaration now in new york, all of these things that are happening are in an effort to prevent that map from becoming pleat completely blue with patients with measles. >> with a disease declared
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eradicated 20 years ago. sanjay, appreciate it. thank you. more now on our breaking news. joe biden out raising his democratic rivals in the critical first 24 hours of campaigning. we'll dive deeper on that. and also take a closer look at how biden's rivals are now taking aim. turkey. so chantix can help you quit "slow turkey." along with support, chantix is proven to help you quit. with chantix you can keep smoking at first and ease into quitting so when the day arrives, you'll be more ready to kiss cigarettes goodbye. when you try to quit smoking, with or without chantix, you may have nicotine withdrawal symptoms. stop chantix and get help right away if you have changes in behavior or thinking, aggression, hostility, depressed mood, suicidal thoughts or actions, seizures, new or worse heart or blood vessel problems, sleepwalking, or life-threatening allergic and skin reactions. decrease alcohol use. use caution driving or operating machinery. tell your doctor if you've had mental health problems. the most common side effect is nausea. talk to your doctor about chantix.
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top of the hour here on cnn, i'm erica hill. in today for brooke baldwin. we begin with breaking news. former vice president joe biden edging out his rivals in the 2020 race. at least when it comes to day one of fundraising. raking in $6.3 million in the last this hours. that is