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facebook.com/dailybriefingfnc. our producer will be raising one of these guys. today cci will announce the name of spike's litter mates. i'm dana perino. here's trace gallagher in for shep. >> trace: the suspected serial bomber is dead. the danger didn't die with him. that's the word from investigators in austin, texas who are now warning he may have planted more packages. >> we don't know where suspect has spend his last 24 hours. therefore, we still need to remain vigilant. >> trace: we know who he is, but we still don't know his motive and whether he had help. ahead, the investigation, how cops caught up to him and the early morning moment when this came to an explosive end. another major snowstorm slamming the northeast. thousands of flights cancelled, roads a complete mess. some areas could see a foot of snow before it's all over.
that's ahead in this hour of "shepard smith reporting." i'm trace gallagher in for shepard smith. police looking for other bombs that he may have planted before he died. they're clearing an area around his home. they still don't know if he was acting align. investigators id'd him as mark conditt. police say they spotted his s.u.v. near a motel and followed him. they say he died after he drove into a ditch, set off a bomb in his vehicle and after an officer opened fire. officials say the threat may not be over yet. >> we don't know where he's been in the past 24 hours. we need your community to remain vigilant as well. again, if you see something that looks suspicious, if you see something out of place, if you
see something that gives you concern, call 911. >> trace: police have ordered evacuations in a neighborhood in pfluegerville, a suburb northeast of austin. that's where the suspect lived with two roommates. the fed say they're using a robot to check the area. investigators say they have not uncovered a motive but have clues. more on that in a moment. first, newly released images show the suspected bomber dropping off two packages at a fed ex store. investigators say one of the two packages exploded on a conveyor belt in a facility in schertz. that was the fifth bombing to terrorize the texas capitol city of austin in less than three weeks. cops say the first three package bombs were placed on people's door steps on the east side of austin. those explosions killed two and injured two others. a fourth attack happened on the other side of town last sunday. police say two people triggered
a trip wire in that bombing and were injured. today the man blamed for those bombings is dead and some of his victims now know that his last moments on earth were marked by the same explosive agony that he inflicted on them. let's get to the chief correspondent jonathan hunt. he's live in round rock, texas, a suburb of austin where the suspect died. jonathan, talk us through how they tracked this guy down. >> it was an extraordinary and combined effort by federal and local law enforcement. they got their big break when he walked in to the fed ex store in the sunset valley suburb of austin. we were there yesterday clearly there, more than a dozen ceiling-mounted cameras in that store. some of those caught pictures of him wearing the wig and the gloves. investigators were able to get a positive i.d. on him from that. they were able to get the vehicle he was driving, they
were able to get his cell phone number and then trace, those two things came together here outside the red roof inn in round rock in the early hours of this morning. he had had that cell phone turned on. for some reason, a source tells me that he turned the phone back on. that is when the cops realized that he was here at the red roof inn behind me. they moved in, they found him in that vehicle. as they were waiting for a swat team, he started driving away. the swat team was arriving about the same time they moved in, they pinned the vehicle and it was at that point that mark anthony conditt, as the suspect has been identified to us, detonated some sort of explosive in the car. that is apparently what killed him. although there was a shot fired at that point by one of the officers nearby. that vehicle, which from what we
could see was an old model nissan pathfinder was towed away a couple hours ago from the scene. towed with a large police escort. that will be something that the investigators will be pouring over very closely as they search for more evidence in this case, trace. >> trace: going forward, jonathan, what is the latest on the investigation? >> right now the investigation is centered on the town of pfluegerville. that is where mark conditt lived. he had two roommates there. they have both been questioned. one of them we still believe is still being questioned by police. they have apparently both been cooperative. they are not considered at this point suspects in this. police are also questioning immediate family members. also we're told being cooperative. they have, by the way, sealed off a fairly large area of
pfluegerville in the vicinity of mark conditt's home. that logic would tell you means that they're concerned that there might be explosive devices either in his home or in the immediate surrounding area. as the governor of texas said today, they're pouring over every part of his online presence. listen here. >> he did not destroy his digital foot print. he went dark. he closed down access to his accounts that made it more difficult to tap into it. but i think there's a treasure trove of information in his house as well as the digital information that should shed light on who he is, what he was doing, why he was doing it. >> now one of the things that they are looking at online is a blog that was written by someone calling himself mark conditt in 2012. in that blog, the writer
criticized gay marriage and abortion. we do not know at this point whether that has anything whatsoever to do with this case. but it's very obviously something investigators will be looking at, trace. >> trace: yeah, his social media footprint will be scoured. jonathan hunt, thank you. let's bring in terry here, a former assistant director of the counter terrorism task force. he lost the unabomber investigation. you see a lot of parallels with the unabomber and this bomber in texas. the unabomber went on for 18 years, this guy left a big trail. we're talking about receipts that investigators followed. surveillance video. his online, social media profile. what do you make of this whole spree where he literally walked into a fed ex store and must have known there were people watching? >> it's very interesting, trace. he had a disguise.
the unabomber wore disguises as well. we're going to find out as we go through these written records and online sources that they're going to come up with for him that he probably studied the unabomber and like the olympic bomber, eric robert rudolph. when he walked in the fed ex store, he was getting more confident. he got away with a number of bombings since march 2. as far as he knew, no one had a clue as to who he was. he thought that disguise would keep him from being identified. i do believe that. it never happens that way. the other aspect, all of these people whether it's eric rudolph or the unabomber, they got cocky. they think they're going to never be found. >> trace: it's important to important out that the fed ex video taken sunday, this went down early this morning.
so you have the better part of two full days where investigators have no idea where he was, what he was doing. what do you think the odds are that there may be other packages? this guy's pace was unbelievable in the last eight days. so what do you make of this? do you believe there might be other packages? >> his pace is troubling. that is the concern there could be. the only thing you would do now, err on the side that there are packages out there and have the community mobilized. look what is happening now. they're cautiously approaching the house and getting ready to search it. they have to be careful. at least there's a couple roommates. they have to be careful as to what could be there. remember, this guy put the trip wire bomb out as one of his efforts. he could have put a booby trap somewhere in there, even unknown to his roommates. they have to be careful and
proceed with caution there. they have a big job on their hands. they have to get through that to get to anything he might have written or put down on any kind of piece of paper that could indicate where he might have build bombs or experimented. >> trace: and maybe you can get what his ideology was. we don't have a motive, a reason why or if he had any political ideology that might have impacted this. that might come out in the days and weeks ahead. >> that's right. what is interesting, trace, that so far this little piece of what we know about his feelings on abortion and feelings on the issue of gay people in our society and everything, that is exactly what eric rudolph used as his excuse for the olympic park bombing and the gay
nightclub bombings. >> the one bomb that did not explode, was there a wealth of information inside of that for investigators? >> that was kind of the holy grail of this kind of case, to be able at some point to have your strategy and planning that you can be lucky enough to get a bomb that is not been detonated. you have everything. you can get in there, control the detonation of it. you can preserve the parts. maybe you have better possibilities of getting fingerprints, dna. you have the dna of the bomb maker, the way it's put together. that was a big thing. that's why so many hundreds of people were tracing components and really busy and trying to put this together with the shrapnel and where did the nails come from and everything like that. >> trace: yeah, it will be fascinating. thanks, terry. good to see you, sir. >> thank you, trace. >> trace: and there's word just coming in of a deal that could
keep the government from shutting down within days. we're hearing republican lawmakers have gotten president trump on board with a major spending bill. ahead what is in, what is out and the part that we're told does not make the president particularly happy. that's next. i'm just worried about the house and taking care of the boys. zach! talk to me. it's for the house. i got a job. it's okay. dad took care of us.
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government shut down friday night. the white house says republican leaders, paul ryan and mitch mcconnell met with the president to try to get his support for the bill. now congress has to pass it. mike emanuel is live for us on capitol hill. mike? >> trace, good afternoon to you. many rank and file members of congress are waiting to see the final wording of this package. paul ryan and mitch mcconnell got a critical endorsement this afternoon. a source for speaker ryan said the speaker met with the president. they had a good conversation about the wins delivered for the president and he's supportive of the bill. a former house budget chair expressed frustration with the last-minute funding drama. >> we passed a budget here in the house. we passed appropriation bills. it's the senate that cannot get their act together. then we come to this place where
we do this huge spending bill that has not been negotiated between the house members and the senate members with just a small group of people. >> there's a lot of frustration as this was negotiated between the big four members of congress. many rank and file members have not been involved in the discussions over a $1.3 trillion government spending package. trace? >> and it's a bunch of money. what about the democrats? what are they saying? >> nancy pelosi told reporters just moments ago they're getting to a place where they think they can support this package. some are celebrating what they see as wins in it, including $4.7 billion to fight the opioid epidemic. another leading house democrat talked about expressing optimism that a deal was coming together. >> it appears to be as things are moving forward. we hope there's no shut down. we don't believe that's the way we should be governing. we hope we don't go back to crs. that's not a good way to govern.
we have continually said that and we'll wait and see what happens. >> it does include $2 billion in new money for school safety following the attack at parkland high school in florida. it includes a bipartisan background checks measure for those seeking to purchase weapons and other items of interest part of this package, trace. >> trace: mike emanuel live on capitol hill. thank you. president trump's advisers tried to warn him not to congratulate russian president vladimir putin on his re-election. but president trump may not have gotten the message. now the president is tweeting about his call with putin. the details on the tweet and more next. as you get older. but prevagen helps your brain with an ingredient originally discovered... in jellyfish. in clinical trials, prevagen has been shown to improve short-term memory. prevagen. the name to remember.
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>> trace: president trump defending his decision to congratulate russian president vladimir putin on his re-election. many criticized the move, especially the strongest from arizona's john mccain saying that's not how an american president leads. president trump speaking out after we learned that aides tried to warn him not to offer putin congratulations. a senior official confirms to fox news that they put it in the president's briefing memo in all capps, do not congratulate. the official said the president may not have seen the warning. let's get to john roberts. he's live for us at the white house. john? >> trace, good afternoon to you. the president taking to twitter a short time ago in a lengthy tweet to say he has no regrets about congratulating vladimir putin on his win in russia over the weekend. the president tweeting i called president putin of russia to congratulate him. in the past, obama called him. the fake news media is crazed because they want me to
excoriate him. they're wrong. getting along with russia is a good thing and can help solve problems in syria, iran and the upcoming arms race. getting along with them is smart. remember reset? peace through strength. now the memo that you talked about, trace. fox news has been told that the national security council included a memo in the president's daily briefing book to get him up to speed on what should be talk about and the call with putin. the memo included a warning in all caps that said "do not congratulate." white house officials say the president may not have seen the memo. the reason why? the putin call happened early in the day. the president was making it to the residence. rather than an in-person briefing in the oval office by his national security team, the president had a conference call with h.r. mcmaster and other members of his national security team to go over what should be
said in the call with putin. we're told this idea of do not congratulate him was never articulated during that call. for some reason, it was in all caps in the memo, it was not a priority during the call. now the white house is frustrated, furious you might say over the idea that there's another leak of classified information. the chief of staff john kelly said he's frustrated and deeply disappointed that the contents of the memo leaked. on capitol hill, there was criticism that the president congratulated putin but more concerned about the leak at least from senator marco rubio. >> i don't like what he did but i hate there's someone in his inner circle leaking. if you don't like the president, resign from your job. >> one of the biggest critics, john brennan said he thinks the president is soft pedalling with putin because he's afraid of him. listen to what he said. >> one can speculate as to why. the russians may have something
on him personally that they can roll out and make his life more difficult. it's important for us to improve relations with russia. the fact that he has had that fawning attitude towards mr. putin, not said anything negative about him continues to say to me that he does have something to fear. something very serious to fear. >> the white house thought it had buttoned down the leaks of classified information that were plaguing the administration early in 2017. it appears they do still have a problem. white house officials tell fox news they're looking for the leaker. if they find that person or persons, those people, that person or those people, will be fired. what they did because it was classified information may be illegal. trace. >> trace: it won't be pretty. president trump treating again about the russia investigation. the president said there's no need for robert mueller to take over the case. let's get back to john roberts. john? >> picking up the drum beat
again against the mueller investigation. he tweeted frequently about that over the weekend. doing it again today. quoting noted constitutional law expert alan dershowitz that said on lou dobbs that the president is 100% right that the special counsel investigation should have never been started in the first place. listen to what dershowitz said. >> i don't like special counsel at all. i think special counsel really violates the core and fundamental precepts of justice. they're told to find crimes if they exist or not. i city am opposed to it. i think president trump was right when he said there never should have been a special counsel. there was no probable cause. >> the white house continues to insist that the president has no intention of firing robert mueller but that has not stopped his criticing from warning what would happen if he did. listen here. >> that is one of my greatest
fears, that the president would try to dismiss robert mueller. that is -- has been said without cause, would precipitate a constitutional crisis. >> despite the criticisms coming from the oval office and the residents, the president's outside legal team continues to talk with mueller's office about the possibility of the president sitting down for an interview. they have been making a legal argument over the last few weeks that if mueller is seeking in i information from the president, it has to be narrowly focused and information that is not otherwise available through the extraordinary document production that the white house has undergone, the transition has undergone as well providing hundreds of thousands of documents to mueller. they want to make sure you can talk about this, but you can't talk about that. you can only talk about things that you can only get from the president. trace? >> trace: john roberts live for
us. let's bring in a.b. stoddard from real clear politics. she's the host of no labels radio on sirius x m. i want to go back to this conversation with john roberts about this leak at the white house, a.b. we have been watching this texas bomber thing going on now for three weeks. investigators are just crawling all over there. 500 of them looking for any information about this guy. man, the white house put in capitol litters "do not grad late putin" and it's out in five minutes. you have to wonder why john kelly is not unfewerated. >> john kelly is infuriated. so is the president. he's opinion on the phone all day. there's people that don't trust the president's decisions or his warm feelings for vladimir putin, the rhetoric he uses and he's unwillingness to confront putin. but leaking like this doesn't
help your cause. if you're staying there, inside the administration because you believe you're helping the country even if you don't trust president trump, the leak is spiteful and it's incredibly destabilizing. as john said, it's potentially illegal. i do agree that person will get fired. there's a few people that would be privy to that information. to be leaking it to "the washington post." >> trace: that's the deal. there's only a couple people that you can point the finger at. can't be hard to track down. i want to move on if i can. you look at these tweets with the president going after mueller. you look at this pew research poll. republicans don't think they'll find collusion. the democrats think they'll find something. when the president tweets these attacks, who is he trying to convince or sway? >> that's an interesting question. he's on a campaign to discredit
whatever is found at the end of this investigation. to discredit bob mueller himself. you know, he -- his followers, his supporters, his voters, fans, allies are already in his corner and they're not going to change their mind. he's probably trying to convince more than 35% of the country that approves of him or 38 depending on the poll. when i speak to members of congress because they will be put in a difficult situation should he go ahead and fire attorney general sessions or rod rosenstein that are more consequential than him trying to fire mueller, that's how he would do it, he would go above mueller and saying this is a distraction. he's not going to. he's going to fire people over mueller so he can railroad the investigation. when you speak to lawmakers, they're very uncomfortable about
this. they refuse to have a public fight with president trump on the firing of mueller. he needs to do it uninterrupted and unimpeded. they don't want to pass a bill to protect mueller. they don't want this fight with president trump. if you talk to him, they're not persuaded that this investigation is corrupt or crooked or discredited by president trump. >> trace: we just played that bite from alan dershowitz. he doesn't like special counsels because the scope is unlimited. you believe that the president is not really concerned about collusion here. he's concerned about the wider scope of this investigation. kind of your thinking on this, a.b. >> it's a lot of people's thinking. bob mueller has, as you know, an order that permits him in extraordinarily broad jurisdictions in this matter. he will go where things take him in the investigation. what president trump has expressed last summer to "the new york times" about a red line
being the final activities of his family and the trump organization is obviously the concern of president trump. he is afraid that boob mueller if there's financial crimes will find them. if they are crimes related to being loaned money from the only -- oligarks in russia, that's a concern. you hear them say there's no collusion. it's other things that he is worried that might be found by mueller. >> trace: yeah. show me the man, i'll show you the crime. thanks, a.b. >> thank you, trace. >> trace: the head of homeland security on capitol hill telling lawmakers our mid-term elections are targets for hacking. so how is the government making sure that your vote is safe? plus, trouble at the floor high school where a gunman killed 17 people last month. why? the cops had to cuff some students. that's next. ♪
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>> trace: senators getting the chance to grill two homeland security chiefs about election security. members of the senate intel committee recommended steps to talk about what they called outdated and vulnerable voting systems. kirsten nielson and jay johnson testifying before the committee today. nielsen said russia is not the only threat to our democracy. >> fortunately once the vulnerabilities have been made clear, it's not just russia that we have to worry about. it's any adversary that could pursue. we think the threat is high. >> trace: she said everything from voter registration to auditing election results could be vulnerable to hackers. the 2018 mid-terms are clearly a target. catherine herridge is live on capitol hill with more.
catherine? >> thank you. one of the most compelling exchanges came from senator ron widen when he raised for the panel that about half of americans are voting on electronic machines that have serious security flaws, even trap doors. he pressed the witnesses on whether the states or the feds had any control over the manufacturers of these voting machines because they're in the private sector. let's listen. >> does your agency have the authority to mandate basic cyber security in the electronic voting machine used in this country? >> no, sir. >> does any agency? >> not at the federal level. not to my knowledge. >> throughout the four-hour hearing, we held about a lot of election vulnerabilities, including hacking so that data can be manipulated.
you can find out that you're not properly registered and can't vote. they talked about the tallies and even the idea that hackers could penetrate news websites to pose false results. one of the key moments in the hearing came from senator angus king who has been through the draft findings of the meddling. what he said indicated that that was just a test and the next chapter will be much worse. >> although the intelligence is uniform, no votes were changed. they weren't doing it for fun in 2016: what it looks like is a test. and it was incredibly, as i said, thorough and comprehensive. >> the homeland security general was the that they made considerable progress making sure that state election
officials have the security clearances that they need to get access to the classified information about election interferen interference. >> and there was a lot of finger pointing about 2016. >> every time you get this on the hill, it's like relitigating what happened in the fall of 2016. there was a remarkable exchange with senator dianne feinstein and secretary johnson who at that time was the head of homeland security about the decision to put out this public state in october of 2016 blaming russian. secretary johnson testified today that it never got any media traction because there was an upcoming debate and the access hollywood tape. let's listen. >> senator the american people were told -- >> not sufficiently in any way, shape or form to know that there was a major active measure going on perhaps by a foreign power.
>> one of the extraordinary things that we learned at the hearing today, 21 states were really affected by the russian campaign, penetrated or probed in some way. we still don't know which states were affected. senator feinstein said that's a major problem because they can't be allowed to hide behind the idea that they don't want to be victim shamed for what happened, trace. >> yeah, catherine herridge live on capitol hill. thank you. let's bring in tom kellermann from carbon black inc., a security firm. i was fascinated by a fact that you polled 5,000 people. 1 in 4 are concerned about fraud in cyber voting. >> it's tragic. disillusioned voters that people won't come to the polls because they're worried about interference in election. that's compounded by the problem that these voting machines are not insulated from cyber
attackers. the problem is worse than we can imagine. >> yeah. so the big recommendation coming out, we need to have voting machines that have paper audits. you need to make sure that none of these machines are in any way connected or can be connected to the internet. you need better communication with the federal government and the states. is this a good start? is it enough? where do they need to go from there? >> it's not enough. there's technology to allow you to protect these machines. end point detection must be deployed on these machines to insulate them from the threat actors. the federal government should be funding the states to allow them to procure these types of access. >> the states aren't doing enough to protect their own system. is that a fair assessment? >> a very fair assessment. some states are better than others. those states are being targeted by advanced adversaries and so
are the chinese and now the iranians that are on par. >> trace: and you talk about other people. that is one of the big things that the dhs secretary said. look, we need to be careful. it's not just russia. there's others out there that want to do the same thing. quickly. >> america as a whole is very vulnerable. we need to address the fact that we're woefully inadequate. >> trace: yeah. tom kellermann, thank you, sir. good to see you. and there's breaking news coming in to fox news channel. fob -- facebook founder mark zuckerberg making a statement. the statement is long and lays out what he says is the timeline how this went down. he writes here that we have a responsibility to protect your data. if we can't, we don't deserve to serve you.
he said he started facebook and he's responsible for it and he ends with a promise to work through this and build a better service over the long-term. you have to think back. remember, this is one of those things that 270,000 people's information was given to cambridge people and their friends and the friends friends, all of that information, 50 million given to political intelligence firm called cambridge analytica. and that was used to weaponize part of the 2016 election and that is part of the allegation. we'll be right back.
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information on facebook. that goes back to this big problem he had with a company called cambridge analytica. this is a political intel firm. what the company did, they acquired facebook profiles on 50 million people and they took those facebook profiles and according to some sources and there's been a lot of denials about that, took that information and weaponized it politically. they used it to sway people's opinions or try to sway their opinions. how it all started, facebook gave the okay several years ago for cambridge university to do a personality profile tersing application. 270,000 people downloaded the app. asked you things like where you worked, your political affiliation. that gave them access to the 270,000 people's friends and their friends friends. they had 50 million profiles all
said and done and they were turned over to cambridge analytica, the political intel firm that worked for ted cruz and got six checks from the trump administration to help them with intel. all of that information, the allegation goes was used to try and sway people. this has been going on a long time. zuckerberg says they're making concrete steps. if you go back to the obama campaign, they did the same thing and admitted it. saying in 2012, they had a million people that signed on to a obama for america app and with those million people, they were able to extrapolate, get their friends list and they had all the information on people who were younger than 30, that did not have cell phones and they were able to go in there and get those people and contact them and that's the way they bragged about being able to kind of release and control some of the youth of america and bring them out and get them to vote. it's been used people, it will
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>> trace: still kind of going lu the breaking news here and reading the statement delivered by facebook founder mark zuckerberg about how they're going to fix the breach. i quote "this was a breach of trust between cambridge analytica" the company that acquired the 50 million profiles" and also a breach of trust with the people that share their data. we need to fix that." he goes through a couple steps. i want to bring in william la jeunesse who has been covering this story. this really is kind of a -- this is news that mark zuckerberg is breaking his silence, saying look, we need to make some corrections here. people on facebook are not happy. >> yeah, he's mia the last few days on this issue.
practice several years ago. in the statement that was released just about ten minutes ago, zuckerberg makes several other promises to users to restore trust. that's really where the valuation of this company going forward will be. number 1, he says we're going to investigate all access to large amounts of information. they'll do an audit of apps that have had previous access to information and here's the important part. they will remove developers access to your data if you have not used the app in three months. they will also say that when you sign in to an app, you'll only give your name, your photo and your e-mail address. that's important, trace. i don't think a lot of people know that when they sign an app through their facebook page, they're giving permission for facebook and the app to share information about you. that becomes voluminous. our producer just a moment ago
signed on -- >> trace: let me -- okay. >> she was on 68 apps, not just six. >> trace: william, apologies. i'm trace gallagher in for shepard smith. "your world" with neil cavuto is next. more with neil. yeah, my dad says our insurance doesn't have that. what?! you can leave worry behind when liberty stands with you™. liberty mutual insurance.
>> right now you are looking live at pfluegerville, texas where we're expecting an update from officials on the man behind the mayhem. here's what we know right now from this nightmare. police have evacuated a six-block area of pfluegerville where 23-year-old mark anthony conditt lived. that's about 15 miles northeast of austin. investigators have been searching for evidence, possibly more explosive devices. investigators have talked to two of conditt's roommates. one has been released. one still detained. authorities focusing on a home depot where conditt may have purchased his bomb-making equipment. and why a certainyp