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>> cbs this morning is up next. have a great day. >> keep your fingers crossed? >> yes. ♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it is monday, february 20, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." severe thunderstorms and a possible tornado ripped through texas overnight damaging more than 100 homes. powerful new storms in northern california threaten to overthrow the reservoirs and collapse the levees. dramatic surveillance video shows the moment assassins attacked the half brother of north korea's dictator. the woman appears to use a cloth to deliver deadly poison. one month after his inauguration, president trump plans a new executive order on immigration. former cia deputy director
michael morrell looks at the uncertainty over the new president's policies. we begin with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> it's now been one month since my inauguration. i'm here to tell you about our incredible progress in making america great again. >> the president tries to get his administration back on track. >> he recently tweeted the president was the enemy of the american people. should we take it seriously? >> you should take it seriously. you have a total feeding frenzy. >> security camera footage shows the attack on north korean leader kim jong-un's half brother. the former uber driver says repo report. >> iraqi forces trying to every capture the western half of mosul. possible tornadoes hit the san antonio, texas area. >> families in northern
california prepare for another possible evacuation. >> i've never seen the water so high. >> historic day in cape canaveral. spacex launched a falcon 9 rocket from the kennedy space center. an out of control minivan slams into a gas station mini mart, pinning a customer inside. >> all that -- >> talking about being on thin ice, a wisconsin man was driving onto frozen lake michigan when the ice gave way. this man gave the best postgame interview of all time. >> look at what's happening last night in sweden. sweden -- >> oh, what happened there? did someone blow up sweden's most famous landmark? and if they did, what was it. >> on "cbs this morning." >> davis -- >> what do you get when you combine the world's greatest basketball players and very little defense? we present the nba all-star game.
>> there's never been a night like it in all-star history, 52 points, the mvp, anthony, congratulations. >> thank you. >> announcer: this morning's eye opener is presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie is off, recovery going great. norah o'donnell is off enjoying the holiday. anthony mason and alex wagner are here. >> happy presidents day. >> indeed. as you wake up in the west, tracking severe storms impacting california to texas this morning. thousands are without power after severe thunderstorms and a tornado tore through southern and central texas overnight. the fast moving storm damaged more than 100 homes in the san antonio area. the heavy rains and gusty winds uprooted trees there and caused debris to snap into cars. minor injuries were reported.
>> northeast in kyle, texas, 80-plus-mile-per-hour winds knocked down several billboards on the highway. high winds sent debris flying including tossing a washing machine onto one person's lawn. the strong wind gusts blew a train off the tracks northeast of the city in the town of thrall. >> potentially dangerous rain is hitting california again this morning. three people were killed in storms in southern california last week. another powerful system is bringing rain, wind and snow to northern california. meteorologists predict the next few days could see up to ten inches in parts of the already waterlogged state. john blackstone is in morgan hill south of san francisco where a major reservoir is overflowing. john, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. water pouring over the top of the anderson reservoir is putting on a very powerful
display here. all this rain is putting added pressure on rivers and streams. first responders are preparing for the worst. this is a sight people in morgan hill haven't seen for more than a decade, water overflowing into the anderson dam spillway. >> i've lived here most of my life and never seen the levels so high. >> if the dam did break, we would be flooded and lose everything we have. >> reporter: right now the dam is holding. meanwhile north of sacramento, crews at the lake oroville dam are working to repair the damaged spillway and lower the lake's water level after the threat of flooding forced the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people there last week. flooding north of sacramento led to the evacuation of 200 people in the town of maxwell. creeks overflowed there, sending as much as two feet of water into businesses and homes over the weekend. >> we've had a couple calls,
people trapped in vehicles, on their roofs waiting for assistance. >> reporter: university students in central california were evacuated when an eroding hillside got dangerously close to their dorm. southern california spent the weekend cleaning up after strong storms that killed at least three people. one of them in this submerged car. the heavy rain caused mudslides and toppled hundreds of trees. a woman suffered minor injuries when her her car fell into this 20-foot sinkhole. >> oh, my god. i can't believe i'm alive. >> reporter: she was rescued before another car fell in on top of hers. >> there goes the car, there goes the car. >> reporter: the santa clara county water district is letting as much water as possible out of the dam here to make room for more runoff, but with all this rain falling, water could be falling into the reservoir almost as quickly as it's running out. >> amazing video. john, be careful. thank you. one month ag grow today,
donald trump was sworn in as president of the united states. he is now moving to get back on track in two key areas, national security and immigration. the president paused on saturday for a kban style rally in florida. he still needs a national security adviser. he's working to replace the travel ban blocked by the courts. >> a gallup poll shows 41% of americans approve of the job president trump is doing. 55% disapprove. major garrett is at the white house looking ahead to the president's second month in office. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. president trump still does not have a national security adviser and spent a good part of a working weekend of the winter white house interviewing candidates for that slot. he did take a break to spend time on the campaign trail reviving the imagery, rhetoric and adoration. >> the white house is running so smoothly. >> reporter: president trump
found shelter in a fawning political rally in florida this weekend denying disorganization and disarray in the white house. >> i'm here because i want to be among my friends -- >> reporter: the president still does not have a national security adviser after retired general michael flynn was forced to resign last week for misleading white house officials about his conversations with the russian ambassador. trump met with four possible replacements sunday including former u.n. ambassador john bolton an keith kellogg, the acting national security adviser. robert harwood rejected an offer because the white house would not allow him to appoint his own staff. >> the issue with admiral harward never came up. >> reporter: reince priebus said the new national security adviser can have a free hand. >> the nsa director can do whatever he or she wants to do with the makeup of the nsc.
>> i also want to speak to you without the filter of the fake news. >> reporter: president trump's sharp criticism of skrept cal news coverage continued. in one tweet he called leading news organizations the enemy of the american people. on "face the nation" priebus said the president is right to attack the press. >> it's total garbage. we spend 48 hours on bogus stories and the mayor cab people suffer. i do think it's a problem. >> reporter: john mccain, a frequent critic of mr. trump said the president's language crossed the line. >> i'm afraid we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time. that's how dictators get started. >> reporter: the president will unveil a second executive order this week. like the first, affecting the seven mostly muslim country, but unlike the first, it will exempt green cardholders and those traveling to america at the time of the executive order will be
allowed in under the regular process. in belgium vice president mike pence vowed the united states will continue working closely with members of the european union. in the last few days defense secretary james mattis visited four allies in europe and the middle east to smooth over the white house's message on foreign policy. chip reid looks at the effort by the president's most influential deputies to soften his rhetoric. >> good morning. traveling overseas, top u.s. officials are finding it necessary to go out of their way to calm our allies, reassuring them our commitments are unwavering. >> president trump came into office and has thrown now his full support to nato. >> on his first european trip as defense secretary, general james mattis sought to reassure allies who heard this repeatedly on the campaign trail. >> i will also be requesting that all nato nations promptly pay their bills.
the u.s. must be prepared to let these countries defend themselves. >> reporter: this morning general mattis touched down in bagdad for an unannounced visit to monitor the u.s. backed war effort against itis. shortly before his arrival the defense secretary distanced himself from these remarks made by mr. trump last month. >> always used to say keep the oil. i wasn't a fan of iraq. i didn't want to go into iraq. >> we're not in iraq to seize anybody's oil. >> reporter: it underscores the challenge white house officials face overseas balancing a cohesive u.s. message with a commander-in-chief who often speaks off-the-cuff. >> this is president trump's promise, we'll stand with europe today and every day. >> reporter: vice president mike pence was in brussels reassuring allies of the u.s. commitment to their security while donald trump was making this confusing as sergs about recent terror in europe. >> you look at what's happening in germany, you look at what's happening last night in sweden.
sweden, who would believe this? sweden, they took in large numbers, they're having problems. >> there hasn't been a terror attack in sweden since 2010. mr. trump's statement prompted this tweet from the former swedish prime minister. sweden, terror attack? what has he been smoking. questions abound. the president took to twitter over the weekend to clear up confusion on his statement on sweden. he was referencing a report on fox news which referenced an increase of immigrants to that country. >> michael morrell is a former deputy director of the cia, advised the hillary clinton campaign and joins us from washington. good morning. >> good morning. >> how important is the national security adviser position, and should voters be concerned that there is no one in place right now today, a month in? >> with the secretary of state and secretary of defense, the
national security adviser is the most important. it is the national security adviser's job to bring the national security team together and present options and recommendations to the president. so it's an extremely important job, and the fact we don't have one right now is a problem. >> vice admiral horowitz said part of the reason he turned down the job is because he couldn't have his own team. we heard reince priebus say now they can have whatever they want. change in position? >> i think the kind of autonomy matters. it's important that the president of the united states is comfortable with your key deputies when you're national security adviser. it makes sense that the national security adviser would have to go to the president and say here is who i want to be my deputy, here is who i want in this job and that job, is that okay with you? but it should be non-negotiable that steve bannon is not on the
national security principals committee. it's the kind of autonomy that matters here, not just autonomy itself. >> are there different factions in effect developing in and around the national security council, michael? >> i think so. i think one faction is steve bannon, steve miller faction which sees an existential threat to the united states from islam, not just jihadist islam, but islam itself, and from china. that faction sees russia as an ally in the fight against islam and the fight against china. then you've got another group let by mattis and tillerson which is much more traditional national security. the views aren't that different from the obama administration. they see russia as a threat. and then you have trump himself which seems to believe that if there are direct let's to the united states like isis, we'll crush them. if not, we should withdraw from the world and worry about our own problem. there's three different views out there and u.s. policy has
not come together yet in a way that reflects all three of those and how all that's going to work. >> on that note, michael, if you look at the vice president's travel to europe this weaken, it seems like america's allies are deeply concerned about what they see as an incoherent u.s. foreign policy. what's your tark on that? >> they're hearing mixed messages. it's not just the iraq message we heard about oil. it's messages about russia. it's messages about the future of the alliance. hearing one thing from the president and hearing other things from the president's team. i think what's important to remember is that the person they really listen to, the person they focus on are the words of the president of the united states, less important to them what the others say. >> michael morrell, thanks very much. newly revealed security video from malaysia shows the moment when the half brother of north korea's dictator was assassinated. the video shows an attacker
wiping kim jong nam's face. he died a short time later. malaysia wants north korea's ambassador to explain his criticism of the investigation. malaysia's prime minister says he believes police have been very objective. adrianna diaz is following the story from beijing. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. north korea's ambassador says malaysia's investigation cannot be trusted. he's also denied that the man killed is, in fact, kim jong nam. this comes as we're getting a closer look at exactly what happened from the video that captured the incident. this chilling security camera footage shows kim jong nam navigating kuala lumpur's busy airport last month just moments before he is attacked. as he stands at a check-in kiosk, his alleged as as sins strike, a woman in a white shirt appears to wipe a cloth across his face with an accomplice
before both slip back into the crowd. kim alerts airport authorities and police who bring him to the airport's medical center. he later died on route to the hospital. >> four suspects has been identified. >> reporter: sunday malaysian police say they're working with interpol. seven suspects are at large, four of them, all north korea, left the country on the day of the attack. >> we have to assist in the investigation, so we have to collect all the evidence pertaining to the involvement of these people. >> reporter: four others are already in custody, including a north korean chemistry expert and both alleged female attackers. the women told investigators they thought they were pulling a prank for a hidden camera tv show. while north korea has denied involvement, south korea's acting president placed the blame squarery on them today.
the murder, he said, clearly demonstrates the recklessness and brutality of the north korean regime. this morning kim jong nam's son landed in malaysia, presumably to identify his father's body. as for the suspects in custody, they'll appear before a court on wednesday and will likely either be charged or released. >> adrianna diaz in beijing, thanks. iraqi forces pushed into the southern outskirts of muscle this morning, launching a new offensive to take the western half of the city from the islamic state. helicopters fired rockets and police moved forward in armored vehicles. the u.s.-led coalition is supporting the offensive with air strikes and advisers. last month iraqi troops took the eastern part of mows el. police say a man seen the photographed in northern indiana is the suspect in the killing of two teenage girls. police released the grainy photo after finding the girls bodies
on a local trail last week. at the time police say they wanted to speak to the man about the deaths of 14 injured liberty german and 13-year-old abigail williams. their deaths have been ruled a horrible tragedy. interviews aired last night, and this morning they're here in studio 57 with dr. la pew to say why the culture of elite gymnastics initially good morning from kpix weather central. we are on storm watch heading to ocean beach where the swells are 9-10 feet and pounding on shore. light to moderate rainfall around the bay area with a high wind warning in effect and in addition to flood warnings for coyote creek, we are in the 50s
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good morning and happy presidents' day. holiday light traffic across the bay area but a few hotspots. the traffic alert along the peninsula in redwood city, northbound 101 after woodside road. there is a crash and flooding blocking the two left lanes and the three right lanes are open. traffic is moving, just moving slowly. moving to some good news, the bay bridge toll plaza, traffic is moving smoothly and there are wet roads and high winds. the other good news, bart is on time. currently good news and a holiday keeps traffic of the roadways. doppler radar shows heaviest rain anywhere from santa rosa all the way to mill valley and another cluster of act cavity is off the bay waters toward the tri-valley and encompassing the santa clara valley. mostly cloudy toward the transamerica pyramid with light rain and three hours 48 minutes delays at sfo with a high wind
♪ i love this video. what's happening here? a bass guitar lesson that he'll remember for his life. why? because bruce springsteen pulled this teen out of the crowd in australia. nathan told the boss, hey, i know how to play one of your songs called "growing up" so they played it together. >> he held up a sign and said, look, i'm missing school today,
can i get up on stage and play "growing up" with you? >> that was probably 30 years before he was born. >> he's doing a good job going toe to toe with the boss. that's awesome. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, a spacex triumph one of the company's rockets went up and it came back up yesterday. it could be a preview of future voyages to the moon and beyond. plus, "60 minutes" reported last night on sexual abuse allegations against a former doctor for the u.s. women's gymnastics team. three gymnasts who spoke to "60 minutes" are here in studio 57. ahead, message they want to send about speaking out and how they hope to change the culture of silence. time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "the new york times" says the blind sheikh convicted of plots linked to the 1993 world trade center bombing has died.
he died in a north carolina prison. he was 78. six of his followers carried out the truck bombing at the twin towers about eight years before 9/11. the bombing killed six people and injured more than a thousand. the worst traffic. a new study says los angeles had their worst congestion last year. the average driver wasted 104 hours sitting in gridlock during peak. that doesn't look like fun. >> no, it does not. >> in san francisco, it cost motorists $300 billion with a "b" in wasted time and fuel. the allegations against uber were brought against an engineer. a woman writes
our dr. jon lapook. we need to warn you here they describe the treatment in disturbing detail. >> did he use a glove? >> no. >> how many times did you have this kind of a procedure? >> i mean it happened all the way to the olympics in sydney. i was 18. >> from the time you were around 13 or so until 18. >> yes. >> and it was just in your mind normal medical treatment. >> you've got a 52-year-old man
placing his hand in the vagina of 9-year-olds ungloved for no good reason. wrong. >> reporter: california attorney john manly represents the women we interviewed and more than 40 other, one as young as 9 years old, and most under 18 at the time they say they were abused. >> how many women did he do that too? >> we know there are at least 60 that have come forward but my best estimate is it's in the hundreds and possibly more. >> jamie dan cher won a bronze medal in the games. jessica howard was a national china in rhythm jgymnasts. all three are among those claiming that nassar abused them. i think your layer mr. manly said it best when he said wrong when he described what was hanning. he also said during a piece last night that this has been going on for years.
why have you all decided, a, to speak up now? >> i think it's important that we take these things that have been hid p for so long and expose them because there hasn't been a change in the sports for 30 years. >> for you? >> i decided to speak up because -- well, first of all, i didn't realized this happened to me until last year in july. >> what do you mean? you didn't know it was abuse. >> no. i didn't even think about it. >> what did you think it was, jamie? >> treatment. i never even questioned it because i trusted dr. nassar and usa gymnastics. so for me to speak up and come forward is about making sure this doesn't happen to little girls and that also, you know, other victims are out there right now. this is happening all over the u.s. it's important for them to know that they have a voice and that if they do speak up, they're going be believed. >> is this something you all
ever talked about with each other or other gymnasts over the years or were you all kind of in the same boat that you didn't know what was happened to you. >> i know i never talked to anybody about it because i sought this treatment. there was sun tons of treatment you got including getting your ankle taped. you don't tell people you got your ankle taped. it's a normal thing. >> for all of u we just realized in the last five or six months it was abuse and then we connected over -- you know, over the last few months, it's the first time we talked about it. >> to compare stories because none of you all knew it was happening to the other. when i was watching last night, i put on my mommy hat and thought, you never told your parents, you never said anything to your mom or dad about it. why? >> i think for us when you're sent off to camp, i mean you don't really talk about stuff that happens in camp. and your parents -- my parents thought i was in good hands. they thought, you know, i was
with a national team, everything was being done to protect me. >> yeah. are you -- usa gymnastics said it first learned of concerns in june of 2015. are you happy with the way they've reacted or do you think the organization did enough to protect you? >> no, absolutely not. in going back to the parenting, it's important to know that they weren't allowed to go to camp with us and they're also highly encouraged not even to watch practice for over 30 years.
>> by people other than the doctor, you're saying. >> absolutely. there's coaches, there's -- i mean people in gyms all across the country. my personal coach had abused somebody back in the '80s and it came out and nothing really happened about it. >> abused how, gennett? what we heard just now? >> no. with other gymnasts back in the day. >> different coach, difference abuse. >> you guys have filed lawsuit against usa gymnastics. what do you hope to accomplish? >> we want with all of our hearts for this to never happen again to anybody else and for the culture of abuse both emotional and physical and sexual just to not be a part of our sport. we all love our sport and we want it to come across to everybody watching to everybody who might fall in love with it that it's safe and it's not safe right now. emotional abuse is rampant and physical abuse is out there and sexual abuse is a by product of what happens when that is the
culture. >> all right. jamie, jessica, gennett, thank you for coming forward. >> very brave. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. a spacex launch and landing in cape canaveral could mark the beginning of a new era in space travel. coming up, why nasa may put astronauts back in orbit as a stepping stone to mars. we'll be right back. (announcer vo) when you have type 2 diabetes there's a moment of truth. and now with victoza® a better moment of proof. victoza® lowers my a1c and blood sugar better than the leading branded pill, which didn't get me to my goal. lowers my a1c better than the leading branded injectable. the one i used to take. (jim) victoza® lowers blood sugar in three ways.
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tee marco morgan joins us with where they might go. good morning, demarco. >> good morning, anthony. sunday marks the first time a privately owned spacecraft has taken off. 39-a. it's a site in history that might soon be revised to return astronauts to the moon and possibly mars. >> three, two, one, ignition and lift-off. >> reporter: with the roar of its engine falcon 9 blasted toward space. >> it is approaching the landing zone now. >> reporter: minutes later the rocket returned to earth, a in 2011.
>> the space shuttle spreads its wings one final time. it came days after astronauts considered putting astronauts aboard the moon. the acting administrator told employees last week the agency was on the verge of even greater discoveries and it was exploring the possibilities of add as crew to the mission. >> we stand at the berth of a mill lennion ready to unlock the a training base before we head off on a much more challenging trip to mars. >> now, if all goes according to plan, it will rendezvous with
the international space station on wednesday where its will deliver over 5,500 pounds of equipment, supply, and science gear. absolutely amazing. >> very exciting. >> that's a careful ballet that happens in outer space. >> i can't get over the countdown. three, two, one. >> it never gets old. >> whether it works or not. >> imagine. >> the heightened anticipation. >> i love the idea of fwoipgs to mars. >> i'm going to cheer you on, anthony. >> not until 9:00. thanks, demarco. hillary clinton's former campaign manager is demanding answers about russia's influence of the election. ahead robby mook with how he believes they should handle donald trump and his policies. >> plus defense takes a break at a we are on storm watch at
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good morning. it is 7:57 and i have bad news and good news. let's start with the bad news. chp traffic alert was just issued in sonoma county, highway 12 and 121 are completely flooded and 121 at 116 is flooded, as well. the alternate route would be napa road and arnold drive and to the peninsula, traffic alert northbound on 101 in redwood city after woodside drive road, with flooding. avoid those if you can park the two left lanes are closed. doppler radar is picking up moderate to heavy rainfall with lightning and a bit of a break around the rim into the bay and the tri-valley. more rain slated for today with increasing winds. high wind warnings in effect through tuesday for most of the bay area. the blue highlighted area is an advisory. gusting up to 60 with cloud
♪,,, good morning to our viewers in the west. it is monday, february 20th, 2017. happy president's day. lots of big sales. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there is more real news ahead, including robin mook in studio 57, hillary clinton's campaign manager on the questions about russia and the questions he still wants answered. first here is today's eye opener at 8:00. thousands are without power after severe thunderstorms and a tornado tore through southern and central texas overnight. all of this rain is putting added pressure on rivers, streams and levies across much of california. trump still does not have a national security adviser and spent a working weekend
interviewing candidates for that slot. >> how important is a national security adviser position and should voters be concerned there is no one in place right now? >> with the secretary of state and secretary of defense, the national security adviser is the most important. and the fact that we don't have one is a problem. >> u.s. officials are finding it necessary to calm our allies, reassuring them that our commitments are unwavering. >> north korea's ambassador says malaysia's investigation cannot be trusted. he also has denied that the man killed is, in fact, kim jong-nam. an impatient dog was done waiting for her owner and wasn't shy about letting everybody around in that nearby parking lot know it. >> like come on! get that sandwich a little faster, mom. [ horn honking ] >> dogs are like people. i'm gayle king with anthony mason and alex wagner. charlie and norah are both off
today. president trump is still looking for a new national security adviser after forcing general michael flynn to resign for misleading white house officials, including the vice president, about his conversations with the russian ambassador. john bolton, former u.n. ambassador under president george w. bush, army general h.r. mcmaster, superintendent general robert caslen and retired general keith kellogg, the acting national security adviser. the trump administration is expected to unveil a new executive order on immigration this week. this temporary ban will cover the same seven predominantly muslim countries but will not apply to green card holders and travelers on the way to the u.s. when the order is issued. hillary clinton's campaign manager, robby mook, has been calling attention to russia's influence on the 2016 presidential race. on twitter he called for an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate and
wrote in britain's guardian earlier this month, quote, we have to take action now to root out russian and other foreign influences before they become too deeply enmeshed into our political ecosystem. robby, good morning. >> good morning. >> white house chief of staff reince priebus said yesterday on the sunday morning talk shows there was no collusion between anyone involved in the trump campaign and with russia. do you buy that in if not, what questions do you want answered? >> i wish that were the case, honestly. this is a bipartisan issue, that foreign countries, particularly a foreign aggressor, like putin, could come in and influence our election. the more facts we learn, the worse it gets. donald trump learns his staff never spoke to russia. not only did our intelligence community intercept communications that his staff had frequently with russia, but donald trump was briefed on that and knew that had taken place
when he said it didn't. just yesterday "the new york times" came out with a story of a gentleman named felix sader, actually sent a proposal through trump's lawyer, directly to trump, bypassed the entire national security apparatus, proposing an end of russian sanctions in exchange for policy changes on ukraine. this is incredibly scary. and the big missing -- two big missing pieces here actually, we need to know more about what these conversations were with the russians and trump's staff. we have to see donald trump's taxes. >> do you think that's going to happen, robby? >> i think donald trump may be telling us the truth when he says that he's not invested in russia. what i think is going on is russia is deeply invested in him. you take away that russian money, the whole financial structure falls apart. congress has got to demand these taxes. >> let's talk about congress. they could subpoena his tax returns. are you confident republicans in congress leading these investigations will get to the bottom of this?
>> what's disappointing here, i don't think this is a partisan issue. i really don't. the idea that a foreign country has been able to burrow into our political system and favor one candidate over another should be disturbing to everybody. republican senator lindsey graham and senator john mccain speak out on this. one republican house member sign on to a bipartisan commission. everybody has got to get on board. it was the democrats in 2016. it's going to be the republicans next time. we should all be afraid of this. >> but, robby, team trump says this. listen, your candidate lost. deal with it. your candidate was out of touch with america. deal with t you are all trying to deflect and blame it on the russians. what do you say to that? >> i didn't bring up our campaign, whether it caused our loss or not. >> do you believe that it did? >> i think it could have. this is the key. no campaign manager, no candidate should ever sit at a table like this on a news program and say, i don't know, the russians might have been the reason we lost the election. it's not important whether they
were or not. what's important is that it could have been the reason and that should never happen again. >> but you think the influence could extend just beyond elections and into domestic policy. how and why is that? >> absolutely. look, what the -- it's very clever what the russians have set up. it's a whole system to disseminate information, propaganda news outlet. rt, hired -- they have a lot of american followers and through all these channels they push out information and actually influence our public debate. you'll notice when it comes to vladimir putin, when it comes to sanctions, these are things that used to have bipartisan support. now we're actually discussing, should we lift the sanctions, should we not? that's because of this russian influence. we've got to get it out. russia is just one country. 200 around the world. anybody can play this game. it's very cheap and easy. we have to make it hard and
there has to be repercussions to doing it. >> you liken it to watergate. >> someone broke into the dnc digitally. the president was lying about it, whether his staff was talking to russia and the more we learn, the closer it gets to the president himself and the scarier it get. >> this story certainly has life and will continue. >> thank you for joining us. how the country has responded to the president's actions so far. we'll check in with four americans we're following in our series we call "we the people." we'll learn their reactions to the trump presidency and why they all share a common feeling of hope. temperatures are expected to hit more record highs across the central and eastern u.s. in chicago, people enjoyed the spring-like weather yesterday. yeah, they d on saturday, the high was 70 degrees. dozens of cities broke temperature records over the weekend. dean reynolds is in chicago, where the high is expected to be 63 today.
dean, good morning. > reporter: good morning. it's been so warm here over the last couple of days that some of chicago's winter destinations, like this ice skating rink here, have had to close. chicago's lakefront shoreline looked more like miami beach over the weekend. >> we thought we were going to need lots of heavy coats and it's just gorgeous. we're enjoying it. >> reporter: three straight days of record highs have people trading their winter hats and coats for shorts and t-shirts. >> nothing i would ever think i would wear in mid february in chicago. >> reporter: golf courses in neighboring indiana opened a month early. >> puts a little extra pep in your step when the sun is out in the winter. >> climatology professor david robinson says a steady stream of high pressure has kept this winter's brutal storms on the west coast from traveling east. >> think of this as a mountain of air that's often sinking air and that creates clear skies, helps to warm things up with
increasing sunlight. it melts away the snow and it serves as a block to keeping some of the stormier weather out of the region in weeks. >> reporter: couple of weeks ago, subzero temperatures had mid westerners covering up head to toe by whatever means necessary. this one is one of my personal favorites. kind of a cross between nanuk of the north and yosemite sam. and while ski races and ice fishing competitions may now be in jeopardy, not all winter activities have been a total meltdown. hundreds showed up to this ice festival in ohio. >> i haven't read the long-term forecast but if this continues i'm going to be outside. >> yeah. >> no question. >> reporter: now the balmy weather is expected to continue through wednesday. and for those of you keeping score at home, chicago has now gone at least two months without one inch of measurable snow.
gayle? >> in the winter. wow! >> wow! >> dean, we are keeping score. who would think it would be warmer on the east coast and midwest than it is in california? >> advantage, new york. >> we like that. ceo is spending millions of dollars to get special interests out -- how the head of the kind snack bar -- have you had one of these? they're good,,,,
one month into president trump's administration, the nation remains deeply divided. >> i think he's doing a great job so far, other than the fact that he can't get his cabinet approved. >> if you did vote for trump, i'm having a hard time seeing how you would still remain supportive of him. i wake up every morning, scared to turn the news on just because of what i might see. ahead on our series "we the people," the hopes and fears of americans after four weeks of an
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this follow as clash with the fda in 2015. kind was told it could not call its fruit and nut bars healthy because of the amount of fat but the agency later reversed course. >> and now they're committing $25 million over ten years to commit an organization. it's called feed the truth. it wants to, quote, stop biased funding from influencing nutrition policy. daniel is ceo of kind bar snacks. they both join us at the table. good morning to you both. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> daniel, putting in $25 million of your own money says you are very serious about this. this is not just a photo op for you. what do you want to accomplish? >> i mean for over two decades, not just related to what you described, i've been concerned that sometimes the zealousness
to allow scientists and doctors and knew trishists to inform on public policy. it came back to bite us. they paid harvard scientists to try to deflect it from sugar and point the finger at fat. and it's not just sugar. it's every special interest who gets a little bit overzealous and does not think about what's in the best interest of people. >> didn't it throw you? first they said you can't call your snack healthy and then they reversed that. didn't that spur something? >> yes. and when i learned of what the regulation meant, i was like how can the current regulation -- you can have sa man or almonds and avocado and that cannot be
determined healthy and you have cereal with sugar and it can be called healthy. that didn't make sense to me. when we filed the petition it was really going beyond the issue -- we didn't use it on the back hand. it was more of like public policy. they were telling me that -- >> the last time that the definition of healthy was redefined by the food & drug administration was 1993, so it's up for redefinition. >> is it possible to rebalance this debate given how much money gets spent in lobbying by the various food industries? >> yeah. i mean i think -- i'm not sure most people are aware that every ingredient and every food group has a lobbyist in d.c. this is democracy. so they deserve to have a right to have a voice. just in 2016, 600 food groups lobbied the u.s. fo food & agriculture.
so this $25 million is a huge investment and it took a lot of hutzpah for dan ya to move this forward. the key is purposely doing it as a ceo of a snack bar company is having -- wants to be independent from anything going forward, which is why i'm here. >> so, deb, i hear about this a lot at home because my husband sam was your predecessor at the white house. where's the balance? it sounds leak there's a need for a more aggressive stance, but at the same time the food industry isn't going to change. how do you strike that balance? >> yeah. i think it's more we need to strengthen the science and we need to strengthen the information that the public has around what is hello the because you shouldn't have to be a registered dietician to go into the grocery store to decide what to pick up and put in your grocery cart. the average family spend 40s minutes in the grocery store and spends two minutes reading labels. you just throw your things in.
it's the responsibility of this entity, this new entity, feed the truth, is to really help strengthen the science and help make sure there's more transparency. >> to be very clear, i'm going to have involvement going forward. >> you've separated yourself. >> i'm going to only fund it and then separate it. i will have no role. >> you want to get it out there. >> they're not going to even be the board. they're going to appoint a board. for us, particularly with my wife's reaction, i thought i had -- she said, you're doing what? are you crazy? >> thank you very much for being with us this morning. the director of oscar nominated hit "la la land"" said
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find it hard to agree on president trump one month after the inaugurati c1 a live look at morga this is a kpix5 morning update. good morning. it is 8:25. i'm michelle griego. here is a live look at the reservoir where rising water levels are a major concern. a new round of rain hits the area. they are trying to release water trom dam as quickly as they can. today in san francisco, activists will announce their plan for a day without immigrants on may 1st. immigrants are asked to skip work, class and shopping trips to show president trump's administration. >> stay with us. traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,,,
good morning. it is 8:27. happy monday. happy presidents' day. let's look at the bay area roads. early morning traffic alert been in effect for awhile now. along the peninsula in redwood city, northbound 101 after woodside road, major flooding in the area. chp on scene. they say avoid it if you can. still blocking the two left lanes there. >> moving to some good news. look at the bay bridge toll plaza? . it is a holiday so traffic is light. that will take you about 20. then expect high winds but no
delays into downtown san francisco. same across the san mateo bridge. here is mass transit. bart has a modified schedule on time. >> let's get to the doppler radar. pretty heavy rain. for the most part it is light unless it is in yellow, a flash flood warning in effect there. northeastern ma rin county. also we're seeing flooding around the basin this morning. the bottom line is it is raining now and it is going to rain all day. then see the little sliver over the santa clara valley? that is the coyote creek which is pretty much cresting at flood stage we have flood warnings, watches and a high wind warning for the entire bay area except for that blue highlighted area where there is an advisory, winds up to 35. raining less. temperatures it 50s there. later today, rain, wind, mudslides, ponding on roadways, downs trees.
welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, many americans are very excited about the trump presidency. others find it hard to be optimistic, so today we'll check in with four americans in our series who we call "we the people" to get their feelings one month after the inauguration. one month today, anthony. plus the's car nominated movie "la la land" was a hard sell in hollywood for director damien chazelle. ahead how he was inspired by the bold dance scenes of "american in paris" and "singing in the rain. ". >> i love those movies. "the new york times" reports on older americans embracing medical marijuana.
they show a significant increase many the number of cannabis users who are older especially among those 65 and up. marijuana has shown an effectiveness in treating durcht conditions like muscle spasm and others. >> they report on angelina jolie opening up for the very first time. she spoke about her recent breakup and her new movie with the bbc. >> it was a very difficult time, and we are a family and we will always be a family and we will get through this time and hopefully be a stronger family for it. >> jolie filed for divorce last year. her oldest son is from cambodia. jolie and her six children attended the world premiere in cambodia over the weekend. when they asked her the question
what would you like to say, she pause and it took her ten seconds which you know is a long time before she said her main focus for both of them is her kids. billboard says the surviving beetles reporting together for the first time in at least seven years. paul mccartney visited ringo starr's home. joe walsh, his brother-in-law, as joined pun zer.
and he also nominated kne ed kne such. in the skonlds installment of our series "we the people" we go beyond the polls to explore americans' hopes and fears under the trump at administration. so we traveled all around the country to talk with four derchlts people each with different backgrounds and beliefs. here they are in their own words. >> my name is holy. >> my name is leo smith. >> my name is cesar. >> my name is steven shook. i'm from carmel, california, i started up my own business and i voted for donald trump. >> i grew up in a christian home. since trump has taken office, i think he's really trying to make it easier for people like myself
to start up their own businesses. >> we the citizens of america are now joined in a great national effort. >> being able to give the government back to the people, give the economy back to the peopl people, i think he's doing a great job so far even though he can't get his cabinet approved. >> if you did vote for donald trump, i'm having a hard time wondering how you still are for him. he has been kind of reneging on his campaign. the job i'm in, being a special educator, you have to remain optimistic every day. i wake up every morning scared to turn the news on just because of what i might see. >> and i've taken decisionive action to keep radical islam ek terrorists the hell out of our country. >> i do feel optimistic. this is a free country and we to
need to respektd the laws when it comes to immigration. we are a nation of law but also a nation of just law. i came here when i was just 5 years old after my father passed away when i was just a little babe. and my mother like any loving mother took the brave decision to get me a better life. we crossed the border in the middle of darkness at night. because of the work of my mother, was the first to become an undocumented attorney and apply and become an attorney in new york. donald trump's rhetoric has been divisive. children were afraid the see their parents walk out because they may never see them again. we're sees the response of those with different backgrounds, police officers, teachers coming together to say, here, we're here to support and open our homes. sadly we're creating this modern-day railroad where people have the hide from the
government. >> he's addressing immigration. he may have done it in a blunlts way but what he's dub, needed to be done sh. >> the russian enfluns and everything around it, he's claiming they're fake new and he's very upset these leaks happened. he wasn't upset when he was using wikileaks to smear hillary clinton. >> i think trump's presence on twitter is kind of good. i think it's great to hear kind of the inner thoughts of the president. he's expressing his feelings. >> these guys are says, yes, here's what we're going to do. >> i don't expect him to have, you know, the style of ronald reagan. i'm not looking for a rhetorical genius. i'm looking for a guy who will fix the problems of american. >> this has to do with racism and horrible things shah are been put up. >> since the election and working for the gop, focus on
empowering people who feel disenfranchised by his election. i'm very interested in seeing what betsy devos is going to do to make sure education becomes an option for people who want to escape pofberty again. >> i want to talk about what your thoughts are on it. >> i was asking to clarify. >> that's a question a college student could answer going into education. i could lose vouchers, services for my special education students might disappear. >> i think that's best left to locales and states. >> she just said she'll consider everything. some may say her bed sign manner want all that gray great but she did the best. >> the leaks are absolutely real. the news is fake. >> i think the media is split to make trump look bad that he has
to call them fake news. >> with those beautiful, beautiful words "made in the usa." >> with the racism, i feel like we're live back in the '50s. >> i feel that if america doesn't come together in a way of unifying, not listening to all the grenades that are thrown in the room, that people who want to insight, the people who want to emotionally manipulate ♪ >> after one month of the trump presidency, eemg lo presidency, i'm hopeful. >> we're fearless and we're going to achieve the american dream for everybody, not just a few. >> i'm hopeful we'll see really strong agenda items on education and job creation and infrastructure development in america. >> the united states is a very resilient country and at the end
of the day, we're going to make it. >> we will continue following up with hallie, leo, cesar, and steven to see how their perspectives may change during the trump administration. i meant to say cesar. it was interesting. >> it's about piercing the bubble and finding out what americans actually think and that's a great way to find out. >> you see again a huge division along those lines. >> yep. that's true. oscar nominated director damien chazelle was terrified before the premiere of his movie "la la land."" >> it held lifelt like a child,g it off to its first day of school. you hope it doesn't get bullied, that it will come back in one piece,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
land."" the film has received 14 nominations, a tie for the most ever. one of those nominations is for damien chazelle as best director. it's the 32-year-old cereal commercial feature. he describes it as a movie he had to make. >>'d describe myself as a musician. i was one of those people who got uncomfortable when a movie breaks into sound. >> that all changed. after he saw the daring dance sequences many films like "an american in paris" and "singing in the rain." >> i think there's something outlandish about them in a wonderful free libya raying way that you don't see as much of in hollywood anymore. we're a little more literal now. ♪
>> reporter: "la la land"" is a modern romance between a jazz musician played by ryan gosling and an actress played by emma zone. chazelle calls it a love letter to the kind of dreams society often mocks. you didn't want the tans numbers to be technically perfect. >> no. i wanted them to boo human. there had to be a certain amount of humility but a certain kind of grandeur to it because love makes everything grand. >> when did you know you wanted to make movies? >> i never want dodd anything else. i never wanted to do anything else. >> reporter: when chazelle was ten, his father wass he first cameraman. >> but then i would be very unhappy with the footage because the camera was never pointed the way it was supposed to be and he would improvise because it was fprbpdeen. so i had to learn how to use the
camera myself and i did it myself and from then on that was my camera. >> reporter: at harvard where he studied film, chazelle's thesis was called "park bench. "it would be the dress rehearsal for ""la la land"" which he started writing 2010. >> when you first took la-la land to people out in hollywood, what did they say? >> interest was nowhere to be found, to be quite frank, for quite a while. >> reporter: so chazelle wrote a screenplay. the film "whiplash" which he also directed would win three oscars. ♪ >> not quite my tempo. it's all good. >> reporter: and suddenly hollywood was interested in la-la land. >> yeah. it took a lot to open the door.
>> that was a risk for you on your second film to want it to be a musical. >> yes. you're not wrong. >> a lot of people would have chosen something safer. >> i never thought there was a choice. "la la land" was this film i was desperate to make for years, years before "whiplash." >> reporter: the film's opening dance number is also its most ambitious. they shut down an on-ramp on l.a. to shoot the scene with 100 dancers. >> how many takes did it take you to make that work? >> somewhat like 30 takes to make it work. >> there's not usually a lot of middle ground. >> yeah. there's nothing quite as bad as a bad musical. >> i got a call back. >> what? come on. come on. >> for a tv show. >> reporter: so chazelle approached the premiere last year in terror. >> because it was so personal
and also because most of my memory with this movie was, no, that won't work, no one wants to see that. ♪ city stars are shining just for me ♪ >> reporter: but they have. "la la land" has earned more than $300 million at the box office and tied a record for oscar nods. 14 academy award nominations. >> yeah. i was a little surprised. it's a little surreal. >> would you make another musical? >> absolutely. just not any time soon. not in the next couple of years. >> oh, anthony. that's so beautiful. i love this movie and really loved him. i think he's terrific. >> he's really rolled the dice with this and came up with a winner. >> i loved seeing the old footage. >> these where he met up with
justin hurwitz. he said if he hadn't agreed to to the music at harvard, this would have never happened. >> i think oscar night is going to be very kind for mr. chazelle. >> i think so. 14 nominations. >> do not miss this story. a pet lizard proves that he can also be a man's best friend. this is getting a lot of ,, (vo) what if this didn't have to happen? i didn't see it. (vo) what if we could go back? what if our car... could stop itself? in iihs front-end crash prevention testing, nobody beats the subaru impreza. not toyota. not honda. not ford. the all-new subaru impreza.
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