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making phone calls and something we keep hearing no one is, pretty passionate who they're voting for. in a couple cases it will be mitt romney. who knows who it will be come november. today, i felt inspired by americans voting to keep a great democracy great. thanks for watching, anderson cooper 360 starts now. >> thanks. good evening. we begin tonight with the latest on an old-fashioned new hampshire slugfest as the first primary of campaign 2012 is about to get under way, the first ballot cast as always as is traditional in the tiny town of kicksville notch. it's been unlike anything we've seen in new hampshire. and in south carolina, they've thrown mild jabs at one another and hey makers at mitt romney. the latest poll still shows him as the favorite but his lead over ron paul is slipping and
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the others have been going after him. they've been using his own words and record against him, especially on jobs. >> governor romney enjoys firing people. i enjoy creating jobs. >> keeping it honest, governor huntsman stretched that one a little out of context. here's that original mark. >> i like being able to fire people that provide services to me. if someone doesn't give me the good services i need, i want to say, i will get somebody else to provide that service to me. >> that sentence, whether you think it's spot-on or tone deaf, came at the end of a long argument against a current health care reform law and people firing insurance companies not about long range jobs. >> i was talking about insurance companies. we like to get rid of insurance companies that don't give us the service we need. >> opponents, as you can understand, are pouncing on this. >> i know what it's like to worry whether you will get fired. there were a couple of times i was wondering whether i was
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going to get a pink slip. i care very deeply about the american people. >> that drew this from rick perry on the trail in south carolina. >> now, i have no doubt that mitt romney was worried about pink slip, whether he was going to have enough of them to hand out because his company, bain capital and all the jobs that they killed. i'm sure he was worried he would run out of pink slips. >> that remark was tame compared to this from the super pac supporting newt gingrich. >> everything corporation earns ultimately goes to people. where do you think it goes? >> in your pocket. >> whose pockets? whose pockets? >> the story of greed, playing the system for a quick buck. a group of corporate raiders led by mitt romney. more ruthless than wall street. for tens of thousands of americans, the suffering began when mitt romney came to town.
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that's a 30 second porgts of a three minute trailer to a 38 minute documentary the super pac is running. more on newt gingrich's strategy. and mitt romney making claims about his job record seems at odds with what his own campaign spokesperson has been saying. keeping them honest, here's what mitt romney said tuesday. >> i'm very happy in my former life we created over 100,000 new jobs. we createded more jobs in massachusetts than this president created in the entire country. if the president wants to talk about jobs, i hope he does, we'll compare my record with his record and he comes up very very short. >> that 100,000 record got a lot of attention. ron spokesman saying it came from three people, domino's, staples and the sports authority romney helped start while at bain capital. it does not include job loss, layoffs at other bain companies. those numbers include a dozen
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years worth of job growth after romney left bain. listen to governor romney just yesterday. >> in the business i had we invested in over 100 different businesses and netanyahu, ta ne out the ones we lost jobs and added, those businesseses added over100,000 jobs. >> he's saying the numbers now take layoffs into account, the net net he's talking about. that's different from what his spokesman just said. notice governor romney says those businesses have now added 100,000 jobs. that is technically accurate but glides over the fact neither he nor bain may have had much to do with those jobs because he had long since left the firm. that said, even narrowing it down to the time he was at bain, it's hard to get a picture how good or bad mitt romney's record was on jobs because bain doesn't release figures and a lot of companies it bought or invested in are private or still private.
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it looked at 77 businesses invested while mitt romney led the firm. 22% either filed for bankruptcy or clothes eight years after the bain investment. for another 8% all the money bain invested was lost. the journal found those 77 deals netted bain investors $2.5 billion. they made mitt romney very very wealthy, up to a quarter billion dollars wealthy. let's bring in the panel. senior political analyst, david gergen and big editor, dana and rich gaylin. a lot of candidates are hitting pop you list themes very hard, some could be by democrats. are you surprised to hear them sounding these attacks on romney like this? >> i am. there's a desperation to some of these and more than that an h hypocrisy we've been hearing during the debates every one of
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these candidates stand up and defend the free market while bain capital is a success in the free market system. for them to go after it this way certainly smells of hypocrisy. the harder questions, when you look at bain itself, how did it operate during the romney years. i don't know all the facts, anderson. i can tell you this, in boston where i live now and bain capital is located, bain has a very good reputation. they are not seen as corporate raiders. they're seen as responsible in the way they buy out things. i've had one personal experience in a corporate setting where they came in and bought the company. we were very very proud, in terms of the company having bain as partner. domino's pizza, i can tell you from another conversation today with someone very involved in that, bain came in, did it very responsible. domino's had that niche in the market of delivering pizzas, they almost went down, bain came in, turned it around and they've
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done well. are there other examples? yes. teddy kennedy pointed out other examples that are much more questionable. he ran against him back for the senate. overall, i must tell you within the business community, bain, as a general reputation in boston is very positive. >> is it a sign of desperation for newt gingrich, your old boss talking about corporate raiders and this super pac ad. >> they said they would spend $3.5 million in south carolina. i don't think you can do that without actually buying a tv station. i don't think there's enough time available in a week to spend 3$3.5 million in those markets. one thing gingrich is doing, the other night, i forget which debate, he went after the president for suggesting the president wants to have a french socialist slash european, i forget the litany kind of economy. in fact, by attack iing what romney did at bain or all the people at bain did, he is in effect subjecting we ought to go
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to a french system, and in the french economic system, every employee in every company is, in effect, a tenured professor. it's almost impossible to get rid of somebody after they've worked for a very short period of time. i think this is not going to have a long term effect. it's the kind of thing you want to get into in january and february, it's good for the romney campaign to learn how to deal with it and pivot off of it because they will certainly hear it again in the fall. >> to that point, we heard democratic activists or operatives saying that the president's super pac could rerun the gingrich super pac anti-romney film as their own basically without a single edit. do you think this is helping romney prepare for that eventual attack or hurting him? >> i think it's helping him prepare because the execution was bungled from the get-go with messaging. it won't have an effect on him overall. two things are happening
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simultaenously here. conversations are split because they see unethical behavior with corporate raiding. there's a dirty part of capitalism but still capitalism you either like it or don't. i spoke with rick tyler a former gingrich aide and who bought the rights to this film. when i spoke with him he didn't mention i brought up bain capital received a $44 million taxpayer bailout from gts, the steel mill in kansas city. if they want to criticize that, that's anti-conservative. if you're going to criticize tenets of capitalism, newt gingrich enjoyed with corporate raiders, i believe he was on the advisory board of a certain company and received campaign donation is in the '90s as well, if you're going to criticize capitalism, that seems to be dread mental and not going to have an effect on the intended
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target. >> does romney still face this obstacle as coming across as somebody who is relatable? >> i think he faces a very big obstacle there, anderson. he's made statements i think will come back to haunt him. corporations are people. today, he said, i like firing people. when you look at the context, it seems to be a fairly harmless although sort of somewhat mindless comment. the way he talks, trying the make a $10,000 bet during a debate. all of that puts him in an elite class, seen as unsympathetic, i think does get in his way. i was at new hampshire last night and heard him at a big rally with chris christie. he has continuing problems with emotional connections with people, not to say he will be a bad candidate, i think he's got a lot of work to do. >> we have lot to cover tonight. we have to move along.
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thank you. dana, as well, david gergen. stick around. we'll talk to you later. why niewt gingrich is changing attacks going on the attack and that 30 minute slot. >> and how jon huntsman's mormon faith is playing in south carolina. cost romney a lot of votes in 2008 and this time, will it matter as much? we went to a mega church. we're on facebook, google plus, you can follow us. i'll be tweeting tonight and already begun. >> anderson, the most important development so far in the murder mystery, authorities have identified the person found dead on the queen's estate. they know who she was but how did she die? that and much more when ""360"" continues. ro took me 6 monthso one, 8 months to get the guin: ..row. ro took me 6 monthso lile cbby one to yell row!e
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in "raw politics," new polling that shows how sharply a race can turn. in florida, showing 36% support for mitt romney. newt gingrich is 12 points back. that is a stunning turnaround. you may remember in cnn's polli polling, speaker gingrich was ahead. not enough to account for a 35 point swing. the speaker seems to be reassessing his campaign on his take no prisoners plan in that
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half hour attack ad from the super pac that supports him. >> reporter: spend time with newt gingrich, you get the feeling it's now or never. >> why should new hampshire voters vote for you tomorrow? >> reporter: what do you need to have happen in new hampshire? >> i think it's already happening. everywhere we go, we have big crowds and people are very positive and i think we'll have a pretty good night tomorrow night. >> reporter: people who are very very positive. but does that includes newt gri gingrich himself. >> we proved in iowa, you can't survive just by being positive. >> reporter: gingrich is in early attack mode. >> i was having a great time being positive and talking about big ideas and big solutions. i'd be glad to go back to that. i don't believe in unilateral disarmament. >> romney took for ren seed money from latin america. >> reporter: a big weapon is being loaded, a super pac which supports newt gingrich is about
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to start airing in a 30 minute advocacy film ahead of the south carolina primary, blasting romney. >> a story of greed, playing the system for a quick buck. a group of corporate raiders led by mitt rom any. more ruthless than wall street. >> reporter: presidential candidates are not allow ed ed coordinate the actions of such super packs. when newt gingrich was asked about your super pac, gingrich declared -- >> i think there's a huge gap between where mitt romney is and i am and what we hope to communicate in south carolina. >> reporter: was gingrich acknowledging he was directly involved in the super pac which would violate the law. >> reporter: are you giving any advi advice? are you affiliated with them at all? >> i am not affiliated with them at all, don't talk with them at all. i have not actually seen the film. >> reporter: as speaker of the house, speaker gingrich was second in line to presidential
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ac session. to get better than that, he has to do better than thhe did in iowa. >> reporter: he got an endorsement. >> about 20 minutes ago, i got a phone call from todd palin, sarah's palin and he indicated he was endorsing me today and going to speak out on behalf of my candidacy. >> reporter: newt gingrich said he's feeling momentum. >> i think this is a wide open primary. >> reporter: a primary that feature as very aggressive newt gingrich. gary tuchman. david gergen is back along with gloria borger and david webb, any founder of tea party 365 and hosts the david webb show. >> gloria, who do you think voters want to see at this point? which newt gingrich, the aggressive newt gingrich or kinder gentler don't speak badly of others?
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>> i think they want a little bit of each. what republicans want is somebody who can take it to barack obama and somebody who can win. what happened to newt gingrich in iowa is he got bombarded. what he said then piece gary did, he couldn't win. i think there has to be a bit of nuance in a campaign and what we don't have from him. he went out of his way to say i'm going to be the positive person now he's turning negative. it's a bit of re-branding that takes a bit of adjustment. in fact, voters want somebody who can fight for himself. >> david webb, tomorrow night, no one is really asking if mitt romney will win new hampshire. that's considered guaranteed. the question is how much does he have to win by in order to blunt any momentum by other candidates heading to south carolina? what do you think? >> i think mitt romney has to pull out a win somewhere around 37%. it would be nice to see him get to 40 from the campaign's point
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of view. that would give him a solid bounce going to south carolina where he's polling very well within the state, especially on the economic issues. but the real big story in new hampshire is second and third. how will that play out with huntsman picking up some steam? he's polling in the double digits, around 13%, and does ron paul drop off, allowing newt gingrich to rise a little bit? new hampshire, as you know, anderson, likes to violate the polls, because we have the unaffiliated voters who can choose on election day to register and vote as a republican or choose to stay as a u. that will play heavily and they have a high percentage in this state. that will also play into it. >> david gergen, it would be refreshing for the mitt romney campaign to be above 25% in any poll because they haven't been able to break 25%. >> there are over 35% who are
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undecided as of this weekend. these last minute events could affect things. generally speaking, mitt romney has been above 40 and now in the mid-30s in some of the polls. i think if he comes in less than 30, he gets hurt in the media interpretations. he's got to come in the mid-30s, then he'll have what would be called a major win. if he gets over 40, then i think that will be regarded as crushing by the media. i think under 30, in terms of the expectation game, he's got to beat that or otherwise, even if he pulls out a victory, the media will revive this idea he really has a ceiling, even where he's a sort of hometown favorite. >> gloria, talking about these independent voters or undecided voters in new hampshire, how big a factor tomorrow? >> huge. the most important, most unpredictab unpredictable, 4 out of 10 of them, 4 out of 10 of people who go to the polls are these independent voters.
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it's going to be very important for mitt romney. he does very well with them. the big fear of the romney campaign, i heard this when i was at an event with romney over the weekend is they're afraid some of their supporters think, oh, he's got such a big lead, we don't need to go out and vote and that would reduce their lead. what romney said to all the people at this event was, you know, please show up at the polls. we need you, because he understand understands what david webb was saying, that he needs to win by a very convincing margin, no matter who places number two. >> david webb, i'm curious, as a tea party supporter, how do you view all these attacks against romney for his tame at bain capital, this thing gingrich has put out or his super pac has put out. >> anderson, it's exactly what it is, an attack. it has very little merits when you look at the facts of bain capital.
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overall, it was 77% success percentage and on average, venture capitalism, about 60%. they're going to go after him, they're going to go after him in apples and oranges come pair son to president obama and solyndra. you have to look at the defensive. bain capital was a private company -- is a private company and these are private investors taking risks, making decisions to roll up companies. make decisions to push them forward. few does it disappoint you to hear republican candidates making these charges which are, you know, not really necessarily conservative positions? >> i'm not that surprised. let's look at the fact this is hardball politics. in, mr., you're going to get your nose bloodied. you're going to get attacks that will come from either side. so i'm not surprised. it doesn't disappoint me. i don't like it but negative does work. we saw in the case of newt gingrich's attack on romney, he managed to take romney down
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about four points, at the same time, the collateral damage was that newt lost a few points. >> anderson, what we're seeing happen is kind of interesting to me. in the republican party, you seem to be having a class warfare argument among republicans. you have rick santorum saying essentially that mitt romney isn't a guy who can feel the pain of the middle class. that's what this fire people, you know, fight is about, you know, i like to fire people, which as david points out was taken out of context on mitt romney. corporations are people and the rest of it. it's not good for the republican party to be having this argument internally about who is best to represent the middle class when the nominee could well end up to be mitt romney, and you're just handing these lines to barack obama. >> david webb, david gergen, gloria borger, thank you very much. fascinating stuff. one other quick item.
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white house chief of staff, bill daley will be stepping down, the older man on the right and replaced by jack lew. and had gone back to replace the chicago mayor, emanuel. >> the case of a missing toddler, ayla reynolds, what her grandmother is now saying about her own whereabouts the night she disappeared.
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more politics tonight, a group of power fful evangelical has called an emergency meeting in dallas to decide which republican to back. the question may be more complicated than ever. in south carolina, evangelicals make up about 60% of republican voters. in 2008, romney's mormon faith cost him highly. and pushing hard for evangelical backing. and a pastor called the faith a cult. when asked about that, pastor jeffords didn't back down. >> reporter: in talking with reporters, you said in strong
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plain language what you think of mormonism. you described it as a cult. you said if a republican votes for mitt romney, they're giving some credibility to a cult. do you stand by that comment? >> absolutely. that's not a fanatical comment. that's been the historical position of christianity, the largest denomination of the world has officially labeled more monism a cult. i think mitt romney is a good moral man but those followers of christ should prefer a competent christian to a competent non-christian like mitt romney and why i'm enthusiastic of rick perry. romney has called on perry to disavow the adoresment and not done so. mitt romney has a solid lead in south carolina. the question is how do evangelicals factor in? ♪ >> reporter: the road to the republican nomination runs through here, south carolina's
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congregation of evangelical christian. this is where four years ago, mitt romney was buried in fourth place. >> more mon i-- more monism, is the elephant in the room for mitt romney? >> obviously, i think it's an issue, probably similar to k catholicism or john kennedy 50 years ago. >> reporter: greg is pastor of one of the state mega churches. there are deeply held opinions about romney's faith and whether mormons are? >> a raise of hands about mo more -- mormon's faith. >> we have to broaden our viewpoint in some form or fashion. i do think in terms of religious issues or spiritual issues, they
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go to the issue of character. >> reporter: in this election, evangelical voters say character and conviction matter more to them than a candidate's denomination. surprisingly, social issues barely come into the conversation at all. >> economy. >> budget. >> small business. >> does that mean the wallet has taken the place of the bible when it comes to vong? >> that's a pretty powerful stimulus is the wallet. i'm hoping as a believer and a leader of believers, that it's secondary. >> reporter: four years and a bad economy have these voters feeling vulnerable. ray and cindy ferrell pray to god for relief. >> without our faith, we would be toast. >> reporter: former real estate developers, they lost their business, salaries, health insurance and retirement and the tears come easily. >> took away our livelihood. at one point, i thought i lost my dignity, who i am.
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we couldn't do the things we used to do. it was tough. >> reporter: the ferrells struggle daily with their loss and it drives their votes. hard times leave little room for hard questions about a candidate's faith. >> reporter: is that enough to affect your vote when you're looking at romney? >> no. not for me. >> reporter: why not? >> first of all, i'm not looking at a president to be the leader of my church. >> reporter: but the ferrells and other evangelicals are looking for someone who will help answer their prayers, prayers for an economic recovery and a stronger future. >> david joins us now. i've seen conflicting polls including our own. how's romney doing among evangelicals? >> we saw he was doing 37% leading the pack state-wide,just a couple points less than born again christians leading the pack as well. when you drill down on the
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numbers it gets really interesting. born again christians leaning towards the tea party are less likely to support him than others. again, you see how the economy is coming into play here. >> some people would ask, if they don't accept romney's way of worshipping, how could they vote for him. as a lot of people point out, evangelicals are not necessarily single issue voters and easy to paint them with a sim plisic brush. >> that's right. there's a very strong need here not just born again and evangelicals, a need to find somebody they believe can win. they believe the republican nominee, whoever wins here, could go on to become the nominee and have a chance at beating president obama. that's what they're looking for because right now the complaints they have is how the country is being run right now and being less concerned how it might be run after the election. >> david mattingly, i appreciate the reporting. thank you. programming note, stay with cnn for special live coverage
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for the first new hampshire primary. we start tomorrow night 7:00 p.m. eastern on cnn. let's check our stories. back with the "360" bulletin. >> activists in syria say at least 23 more people were killed today, including 13. the government has long restricted international governments from entering the country. a team is inside syria but it prevented home to from doing live reports. iran has sentenced a former u.s. marine to death. amir mirzaei hekmati. he is a u.s. citizen and arrested in august while visiting relatives in iran. congresswoman gabrielle giffords was at a motorcycmemor over the weekend, a year after being shot in the head and led in the pledge of allegiance. >> days after attacking three men killing one of them, we warn
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you, this may be tough to look at. the leopard wandered into a residential area in northeast india saturday and attacked the men. a bystander managed to snap that horrifying picture. the leopard was event ually tranquilized and taken to a zoo. really frightening. >> bizarre stuff. still ahead, the search for a missing toddler, ayla reynolds, missing in maine as her grandmother makes a revelation. and the murder mystery that turned the queen's estate into a crime scene. [ monica ] i'm away on a movie shoot
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in "crime and punishment." new details of the missing toddler, ayla reynolds. her father reported her missing december 17th. police believe someone took her from her home in waterville, maine, didn't wander out. according to police, several adults were in the house including one a family member. in and exclusive interview with her grand mother, she implied she was in the house and heard a noise and was the last one to go to bed. >> in a story full of twist, the latest, a bombshell, her
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grandmother wasn't home the night the toddler disappeared. in an exclusive cnn interview, she left the opposite impression talking about what happened that night. >> reporter: you didn't hear any noise? >> i did not hear anything. >> reporter: she didn't hear it because she was somewhere else she now exclusively tells cnn, another location she now declines to publicly disclose. why not come clean from the start? she says she was trying to protect the investigation at the request of police but then felt she needed to set the record straight. what does it mean for an investigation entering its fourth week and with no sign of the little girl? dipietro says it shouldn't matter, police have always known her whereabouts that night. outside her home this weekend, people continue to stop by, leaving gifts and praying for her safe return. she disappeared about a week before christmas after her father says he put her to bed only to discover her missing the next morning when he called police. >> reporter: who do you think
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would do such a thing? >> again, i've given my theories and my opinions to the waterville police department and detectives. i just keep hoping that law enforcement is going to bring ayla home and they are going to find her. >> reporter: if police are any closer to finding the little girl, they haven't yet said so. police suspect foul play but from the start of the investigation, have refused to say who was home the night ayla vanished. this was video shot last fall of the toddler who would now be 21 months old. >> she's quiet, very sweet. her eyes, she has the bluest eyes and longest eyelashes. >> reporter: this video, exclusive to cnn was shot in phoebe depietro's living room steps away from the bedroom she shared with her cousin. her face is blurred. >> reporter: when you found out she wasn't there, what did you
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think? >> i thought that i didn't want my son to go get any of his friends and go kicking indoors looking for her. >> i take it you don't think some stranger walked in off the street and did this? >> it is a very creepy feeling to think somebody had been casing your house, that they had been watching the family's activities. >> reporter: after ayla vanished, her grandmother told detective some things around the house didn't look the same. >> some oddities i had noticed and we told the law enforcement what those were. >> she would not revealed them to us. ayla's parents never married and live apart. the child's mother, who has spent time in rehab, her family says, questions whether the father, justin depietro, mistreated ayla, suspicious about a soft cast she had on her left arm the night she went missing. justin's mother said she was home when her son trip ped whil
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carrying her into the house and in other words, it was an accident. police said both families are cooperating in the investigation. although she wasn't there that night, depietro says none of the family that were there is responsible for her disappearance. >> justin is a great dad. he truly truly is and i know he loves ayla. >> reporter: this sparkling reds dress and books are among ayla's christmas gifts never wrapped. >> i have to believe she is okay. >> reporter: do you have anything to say for whoever took ayla? >> please bring her back, please bring her back. >> reporter: so she can see her dancing again. >> susan joins us now. there's obviously been a lot of questions raised about this family. why and did she on friday tell you one thing, that she w was -- or imply that she was in the house and didn't hear anything and then later admit she wasn't in the house or say she wasn't in the house.
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>> she said that she didn't mean to do it. i had interviewed her late at night. the next morning, i went over to see her and her son, justin. she took me in and said, i have to tell you something. i have to tell you the truth. i made a mistake. i told you the wrong thing. she said, i was trying to be so careful to follow the police's instructions about not saying anything about what happened that night that i screwed up. she was really upset. you know, i felt sorry for her. i give her credit for telling the truth. >> she said there were oddities in the house she told police. it's understandable why she wouldn't tell anybody else because if somebody is arrested, that could be part of the investigation. >> exactly. exactly. she wouldn't tell us exactly. that's why. i could tell you that the inside of the house was covered in fingerprint dust. it took them a long time. they were still cleaning it up when we went in the house. if you look around the outside of the house, you can see there are windows on the side and in the back. if someone wanted to make entry that way, if they came in to take her and snatch her, kidnap
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her, there are a lot of ways they could have come in. >> when you asked her about who she suspected or what her thoughts were, was it a stranger, she didn't really answer that question? >> she answered her own question. but you're right, she didn't say it. because the police have told her, keep your mouth shut, we don't can't to give any clues away about what we know and that's why she wouldn't tell us. >> susan, appreciate that. here's more on piers coming up tonight. >> two women who know newt gingrich best, his daughters and jack welch, about the man he says is most qualified to be president than ever thought. and the filmmaker, ed burns, husband to supermodel, christie turlington. up next, a queen murder mystery. we now know the name of the
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figure figure a major piece in a royal murder mystery. the taugbody found in sandringh
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has been identified. police not giving a cause of death, only that they're investigating the murder. i spoke with max foster. the girl whose body that was found, what do we know about her? >> reporter: we know she moved from latvia, about 30 miles away from the estate. we're told she was out-going and fun loving what the police have told us. they're quick to scotch any rumors that said she was involved in the sex industry, said that's not true at all, ready to start college on a bution's course in september, around the time she disappeared. >> do police have any idea how long ago she died? >> she went missing around the end of august, beginning of september, all we know, the body has been there up to four months. she was last seen the 31st of august in a car with two men.
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the police managed to find those two men, questioned them but haven't arrested them. in the meantime, they're focusing their efforts on the estate and combing that area and trying to find out if there are any functions or events that may have drawn her to the estate and speaking to people who worked there on the estate. the game keeper, royal game keeper, royal estate manager have all been asked questions all in an effort to find some sort of lead. >> i haven't been out to this estate, haven't seen it. can any go out onto the grounds? are they open to the public, is it easily accessible? >> 20,000 acres. it is open to the public. but most of the people that live there are on the queen's properties, work on the estate, largely known by any queen. the royal family may have well been out shooting there in december. that is traditional in this area. the queen is staying there still with prince philip about two miles away from where the body was found. so she is being kept informed.
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we don't think she's been questioned but being kept informed about all of this. a crime in her own backyard effectively. >> max foster, appreciate the latest. thank you. let's check back in with isha. >> in arkansas, a 73-year-old woman told police she was forced to wear an explosive device around her ankle and attempt to rob a bank by man who broke into her home. she bank was evacuated and police removed the device from her ankle. when police went into her home they found the husband tied up and believe the suspect fled in a pickup truck. emergency officials said as many as 30 water rescues were carried out after flash floods left streets and highways impassable and thousands without power. at least 73 people were killed in plane crashing worldwide but there wasn't a single passenger death in the united states, an incredibly
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safe year for air travel considering there were 10 million flights in the u.s. caught on tape, amazing story of survival, an australian woman is lucky to be alive after her bungee cord, as you see there, snapped, when she leaped off the victoria falls bridge in a crocodile infested river in southern africa. she only suffered cuts and bruises in the fall. >> unbelievable. >> unbelievable. the thing is when she hit the water, her feet obviously were still tethered. she had to dive down, untie her feet before she could swim to the banks of the river. >> her feet were tethered, you say, tethered? really? >> yes. they were tethered, elegantly. >> i would never go bungee jumping, especially after seeing that, would you? how could you trust some rope, some guy in glasses and flip-flops tied together. >> you never fail to surprise me. i would have put money on this being on your list of things you
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we're adding a gentleman for the sake of conveniencconvenience, l bop-pop. he was arrested for possession of paraphernalia and a knife on him. his name used to be jeffrey drew wilschke. a tongue twister, i'm guessing he got tired of people mispronouncing it. he changed it to beezow do-doo bop pop. legally changed it. some call him bop bop or just bop. some even call him beezow, although clearly, that is his first name. doo-doo is his middle name. if he marries someone with the last name of s kirks d drkkirk
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kirks -- skiddly doo-bob, it would be a long name. what would cause him to change his name to that. maybe from this song. ♪ ♪ >> or possibly he's a david lee roth fan. his name does kind of sound like just a gigolo, i ain't got nobody. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i ain't got nobody >> it's possible. possible. or maybe mr. bop bop is a really big hansen fan. ♪ ♪ >> i'm sorry. you probably only recently got that song out of your head from 15 years ago and we put it right back there in. i apologize fo


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