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>> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is march 31st, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." president donald trump's former national security adviser michael flynn wants legal protection in exchange for congressional testimony about russia and the trump campaign. his lawyer says flynn has a story to tell. a bridge on an atlanta highway collapsed after a fire. plus, we catch up with country music stars little big town. they reveal the highs and the lows on their road to success. but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your
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world in 90 seconds. >> i think that flynn wouldn't be crowing about his need to have immunity if there wasn't some fire underneath all of this smoke. >> the president's former national security adviser offers to testify. >> clearly as his lawyers said he has a story to tell and feels that he needs protection in order to do that. >> generally innocent people don't seek immunity. >> when asked today about accusations of russian interference in the russian election, vladimir putin said, quote, read my lips. >> holy [ bleep ]. >> wild video out of atlanta where a fire on interstate 95 has caused an overpass to collapse. >> it reminds me of a war zone. >> the severe storm system that plagued much of the country is now arriving in the east. >> it's going be a soggy day. >> a major day for space. >> spacex made aerospace history, successfully launching
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and landing a recycled rocket. >> parts of australia still dealing with the aftermath of cyclone debbie. >> i lost everything. my whole home is gone. >> mooove out of the way. kelly trying to escape a slaughter house. >> all that -- >> a swarm of bees hijacked the padres. >> everybody's hitting the deck. oh, my gosh, i've never seen that. >> a camcorder and justin trudeau. i haven't seem a camcorder in a long time. >> -- and all that matters -- >> i don't know your real name. what's on your driver's license? >> first name mister, first name, the period, the last name, "d." >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> did you watch that on fox where he -- >> look. he actually was very apologetic about it. he was like -- hey, this job, you take a lot of -- you take a lot of --
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>> everything is funny. >> announcer: this morning's "eye oener" is presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." norah o'donnell is off, so alex wagner is with us. >> good to be here. >> good to have you. president trump's former national security adviser michael flynn is working on a deal to answer questions from the fbi and house and senate intelligence committees. flynn wants a promise of protection before testifying about the campaign and russian meddling in tee lekz. >> michael flynn's lawyer said last night he has a story to tell and he very much wants to tell it. he wants, in his words, assurances of up faagainst unfa prosecution. margaret brennan has more. good morning. >> good morning.
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>> michael flynn is seeking legal protection beforancing questions about russian contact, that after news broke after white house staffers selectively leaked information in order to justify the president's claims that he was unfairly surveilled. >> mr. chairman, are youling to say anything about the investigation? >> i'm not going to say anything just because it's a nonappropriate place to do it. >> reporter: arriving back last night house chair devin nunes refused to comment about the fact that michael flynn requested immunity from prosecution, that and testimony. during the election flynn criticized aides to hillary clinton for seeking legal immunity during her probe of her private e-mail server. when you are granted immunity, you've probably committed a crime. >> he's leading the house investigation into those russian contacts. >> i never said i would provide
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you answers. i said we would look into it. >> white house spokesman sean spicer deflected questions about whether the administration is trying to influence the inquiry by leaking selecti aftere admit given key evidence at the white house. >> i cannot get into who those individuals were. >> "the new york times" identified the congressman sources at ezra cohen watrick, a friend of son-in-law inform jar jared. on the mcfwlen was always likely aware. it's raised eyebrows yet house speaker paul ryan told "cbs this morning" he had full confidence in him. >> he had told me like a whistle blower type person had given neverings that was new. >> our goal is to be as
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forthright as possible. >> reporter: they inviteded white house senate and house committee leaders to privately view it before the investigation but adam schiff said their secrecy is perplexing. >> they can present it to white house staff or president himself at any time, so why all the cloak and dagger stuff. >> charlie, both the white house and michael flynn's lawyer says all of this is just a political witch hunt. >> thank you, margaret. "face the nation" moderator john dickerson is here and also the cbs chief correspondent. >> congratulations. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> let's begin with michael flynn. what might he tell the committees or anyone else that might be damning to the president. >> the first would be what kind of protection is he asking for? in this wha he knows and particularly claiming he did this, thing. if you're the lawyer, you want
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a good story to tell or not. so that's. but he's the central guy to ask foreign policy adviser.enter oft also theside or candidate trump had about foreign policy. he was at his right elbow. he would know having a lot of conversations. he was talki hugging him and when the obama administratiogovernme flynn was talking he sent atsi ? what did tat still an open ques >> the president has just tweeted this, john. he should ask for immunity because this is a witch hunt. >> there you go.
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that's both framing because the president wants it to look like not a sign of guilt. it wasn't just makal flynn that frachled it as guilty. the president as candidate did that as well. he's trying to frame it. again, a good lawyer would ask it. >> does he get immunity? apparently it's not been granted yet. >> it's not happened yet. apparently michael flynn's lawyer is working on his behalf, trying to get the best deal possible. they may not want to give immunity for other reasons and yet we have another story line. >> let's talk about devin nunes. it's now been revealed his sources were two officials from the white house. it's interesting. he said he had to get to the white house because the staff wasn't aware and the president wasn't aware. >> two chamgs. was he working with the white house to get the white house
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information out while at the same time investigating those same people in the white house. and, remember, the underlying thing he's worried about and we should. lose track of is some people captured in survey lance had their names unmasked and that would be a big story. that's the one question. is he working with the white house that he's supposed to be investigating and the second is saying i'm rushing to give information that we now know he may have gotten from the white house. >> another question is who unmasked those names? there's a formal unmasking the names. it will coe last week. there should be a form. the question is unmasked for legitimate reasons. >> myer ce from pretty high up t
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>> it us the. but you can haveit fth you. it may take aut w asked and was? was it put in how was it handled was it within the obama administration. >>ed what is the title?ob schff title. it means you're head han choe. >> in all of washington. >> congratulations, john. >> thank you, john. he speaks with john cornyn of texas and independent agnes king of maine. in the next hour bob woodward will join us for his announce mnlts of the investigation. russian operatives have spent years spreading false
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information and conspiracy theories in the u.s. five witnesses described russia's information war against the u.s. and allies to the senate intelligence committee yesterday. testimony claimed that up to 15,000 disinformation specialists spread fake news stories that may have influenced a 2016on. russian president vladimir putin was asked about it yesterday. he pointed to his mouth and said, read my lips, no. jeff pegues is on capitol hill this morning. jeff, good morning. >> good morning. they say the goal of the russian information on the warfare is to exploit it and it's ongoing with russian hacking units continually targeting the networks of u.s. congressmen, senators, and others. >> we're all targets of a adversary. ed and capable >> the senate intelligence committee learned thursday about
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pthe size and scope of russia's information warfare against the u.s. and its allies. >> this is widespread in a campaign they're looking at doing that will drive wedges between our own political parties and between our country and nato. >> former nsa director keektd alexander said now that the u.s. is aware sophisticated hacking abilities, they need a strategy to attack them. >> if it were a m to go back an authority.sis coming rules of engagement. >> that i cover their>>ollow the track of world. >> there are more dead in months to this investigation who have
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ties to many of banks around the world. >> it began with real events. last august during a shooting at airport, we watched fake news stories. >> it ramped up that fear. >> what's just as unsettling, what investigators say they don't know right now about russian activities. in fact, one said there's like lu more disclosures to come because at the time only about 1% of the information stolen in russian cyber attacks has been revealed. gayle? >> thank you very much, jeff. a bill allows states to tee nigh federal family planning money to planned parenthood and other abortion providers is now on its way to the president's desk. the senate narrowly approved it yesterday in a 51/50 votes. vice president mike pence broke that tie.
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the president is expected to sign it. there is already a ban on using federal funds for abortions. you're looking at a collapsed interstate overpass in atlanta that tumbled down in a massive fire. it's causing major traffic headaches this morning and the state is officially under a state. it's causing huge backups across one of the country's largest metro areas. mark strassmann is near scene of the collapse in atlanta. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. i'm standing about 30 yards from the collapsed overpass. you see the smoke rising from the concrete rubble. firefighters were also putting out the flame. this morning's commute could be historically bad. the northbound and southbound, eight lanes, are closed. a quarter of a million cars use this highway every day and they're going to have to find another way.
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i'm going to show you a different look from our drone cam. take a look at this. it's remarkable no one was hurt or killed. here's why. when the flames broke out, police shut town the pa highway nobody was firefighters noticed the concreas crumble and evacuated just a couple of minutes before the whole thing came tumbling down. thick billowing smoke and a tower of flame rose over i-85 near downtown atlanta thursday as emergency crews worked o put out a fire under a burning overpass at rush hour. the overpass eventually collapsed from heat. officials are still unclear what started the fire. georgia governor nathan deal.
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>> i heard it was pvc products that caught fire. those are questions that we'll hope will be answered. >> i'm worried that this is going to close i-85 for a long, long time. >> reporter: it's north and south. >> this will have tremendous impact to travel. >> reporter: the impact was felt immediately. cars littered the paralyzed highway startling traffic well into the evening. the backup has been for hours. >> we've been in uber for two hours and we had 1.4 miles to go. >> the cork has just been put in the bottle. think about one of the major arteries that comes in and out of this city where folks move north and south. a chunk of it has been taken out of play.
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>> one more live look now at this collapsed overpass. atlanta is notorious for terrible traffic. everyone's lifestyle here is affected by how long it's going take to get from here to there in bumper to bumper traffic. this is a project that's going to take weeks. this city's commute is going to go from bad to brutal. alex? >> dramatic scene. it's a miracle no one was hurt. this morning investigators are looking into how a pilot died while at the control. this is the second american airlines pilot to tie in two years. kris van cleave is outside the airport in washington, d.c. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is why there are always two pilots.
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the faa says deathsare but at least pilots have died in flight in the last 23 years. one passenger on this flight said the captain is a hero for handling such a scary situation so calmly. american airlines flight 53 with 100 passenger and six crew was about to land when the pilot called for help. >> we have an issue with the i declare an emergency. >> the from dallas tumbled down safely but the co-pilot, 58-year-old william mike grubbs died. >> you would have to very quickly control your body's own natural very human response to this sudden emergency. >> miracle on the hudson captain sully sullenberger is a cbs
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aviation expert. >> you have to look to the professional for cases like this. >> american ceo said he was on approach when he fell ill. >> there are high standards we have to meet in terms of physical and mental capabilities to be able to fly. >> reporter: in 2015 another american airlines pilot died of natural causes while at the controls from phoenix to boston. >> we were all shocked. wow, we didn't know him. we put our lives in his hands and now he's gone. >> reporter: pilots starting at age 35 receive an ekg with their annual physical. once they're over 40, they get that physical twice a year. fwail? >> thank you very much, kris. opioid is kills tens of thousands every year.
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ahead how a live from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia. this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news." good morning, i'm rahel solomon, authority believe there could be more victims of serial rapist and hope that those victims now come forward. dejohn lee of chester charged with raping nine women, he wore masks in some of the attacks, forced his victims into secluded areas. if you have any information on the case police want to hear from you. >> katie, foggy one out there? >> very much. starting to seat radar fill in at this point, too, while we had little bit of break in the action, this is three hour loop, looking at, you see how things start to fill in. so, it is getting a lot greener with every passing hour on the radar. some of the rain is going to be quite heavy. specially in the p.m. hours. so flood watch goes into effect at noontime for most every us. locally, see up to 3 inches every rain.
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it will be a very slow day for your travels. the weekends showing science of improvement. already new storm will move in as early as monday night,. >> all right, all right, katie, yes, and posing some problems, no doubt about it, on our roadways, talking about this all morning long, will continue to do so. give yourselves extra time, take it easy out there. looking at the scrub westbound ramp to the eastbound vine here where we had disable vehicle now cleared. looking busy around there. also, an accident the vine westbound on the onramp from the ben franklin parkway here, that's going to slow you down just little bit again extra time is needed. and two accident in jersey, rahel, over to you. >> meisha, thank you. our next update 7:55, up next on cbs this morning, how first respond remembers battling opioid epidemic.
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he's been told thought to use the phrase climate change anymore. so they did it, guys. they fixed it. no more climate change. and now here's the terms they say you should use to talk about the environment. instead of climate change, you have to say endless summer. instead of tornado, we're going to call it fun time twisty wind. and earthquakes will now be referred to as dirt twerking, i prefer it. >> dirt twerking. okay, james corden, of "the late late show." he's talking about the change and how the u.s. department
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talks about climate report. they denied that report, by the way. other environmental changes made by the trump administration are making headlines. that includes the epa's decision not to ban dangerous pesticides. ahead we'll take you to a california farm to look at the potential hazards and why many farmers applaud this decision. "the new york times" says israel gave the go-ahead for a new settlement on land claimed by plalestinians. this is the first plan the west baunk has approved in more than two decades. much of the world views them as violations to peace. the "washington post" reports that south korea's form early president is behind bars. park geun-hye was arrested today on corruption charges. she was removed from office three weeks ago. if she's convicted, she could spend more than ten years in
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prison. the post reveals that the fbi released images. some show gaping holes what a jet slammed into the pentagon. t"the charlotte observer" views the rollback on the so called bathroom bill. ncaa had put pressure on the state to repeal the bathroom law which threats to pull sporting veenltds from north carolina. it requires people to use bathrooms matching their birth certificate. the new law still lets them control it. local governments are prohilkted from passing anti-discrimination laws until 2020. and "usa today" records mcdonald's is switching to fresh beef for the quarter pounder only. it wants to win back customers it lost to other restaurants
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like wendy's. it begins on the quarter pounder. what about the big mac. next year. the new head of the environmental protection agency is facing criticism over his decision not to ban a controversial farm pesticide. scott pruitt announced it yesterday. it overrules his own agency's research showing that pesticides pose a health risk to children and farmers. john axelrod with what's behind this. good morning. >> good morning. it has been banned for most household use since 2000 but here in california's central valley, more than 97% of orchards like this one still use pesticide as well as thousands of farms across the country. they wanted to ban farm use but the administration has over ideas. farming is a big industry across
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california and across the nation, but it faces an enemies in farming use the color pure floss for an mission. >> it's very important for controlling the small pests that can wreak havoc on the crop. >> the chemical also known as lor's van has been used on crops, but the epa scientists under the obama administration found the chemical can interfere with children's brain development. >> working ik, lowers working melry scores, increased adhd. they were small effected but definitely meaningful. >> in 2015 they banned them but now the new leader of the epa says reliable data overwhelmingly in both quantity and quality contradicts the
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reliance on earlier studies. the epa says farmers can continue to use the pest feed while more research is done. he issues a state. we need to provide certainty that rely on chlorpyrifos. those in agriculture like michael kelly agree. >> did you ever worry about using it? >> no, i didn't. it's been around since 19 f 5 and i found it to be not only very ee techive but very safe. >> they say substitute pesticides are readily available. >> it would not be that difficult to take this off the plate of parents. it's a bit confounding to me why we as a government are not doing that. >> they applauded the move. it says it remains confident that authorized use offers,
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quote, wide margins of safety and protection for human health. gayle? >> john, thank you very much. president trump has given a new commission 90 days to come up with ideas to address the deadliest drug crisis in american history. more than 52,000 people have died of a drug overdose in 2015, mostly from heroin or other opioids. the acting head spoke only with "cbs this morning" about his plans to help the white house tackle the epidemic. tony dokoupil is in louisville, kentucky, where he got a firsthand look of the desperate fight to save lives. good morning. >> good morning. death from opioids have quadrup quadrupled. a's made balances like this one very, very busy. some of the most severe devastation has been right here in kentucky and paramedics who used to go days without a single overdose are now lucky if they go just a few hours.
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paramedic mary taylor rushes to as many as 25 truck overdoses in a single day that to you think it's peeked? >> i don't know. i mean it couldn't get much worse. >> reporter: but on this day an overdose came to herle she joined a team trying to drive a young man driven to the hospital in the back of a green sedan. the patient arrived unconscious and barely breathing but minutes later he walked out on his own. >> that's him. >>'s him. >> hey, buddy. come on. let me talk to you for a second. >> what happened was a rescue. paramedics sensing a heroin overdose gave the manna lox own, a drug that stops opioids. >> i don't think we're going to prosecute our ways out. >> they blame the epidemic's rising toll on changing use. while deaths have happened,
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deaths have surged. >> i've got to tell you. it scares the hell out of me. these things can be lethal to the touch. >> reporter: in another era the de dea would have responded with force alone but in 2016 rosenburg launched the 360-degree strategy. >> changing behavior tough but we have the keep at it. we have to talk to middle and high school kids and we have to be relentless about it. >> louisville is one of the program's pilot cities. >> it affecting all parts of the city. all economic races. >> have you seen a reduction since the program began? >> no, we haven't. the numbers have increased. >> 151 overdoses rocked city. >> it hurts.
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yes, it hurts because they're not just spikes. they're people. >> reporter: near the end of another day, louisville, mary taylor would welcome relief but she's forwarded about president trump's chances of providing it. >> good luck. we're all looking for a way to do it but i don't think it's going to happen. >> now, the dea believes it has slowed the openoid crisis if not stopped it. president trump has promised to do even more but so far they're short on specifics and they fear the plan to study the problem is just more talk. alex? >> thanks. that is a staggering number of deaths. >> they're calling it the deadliest drug crisis in history. they've been talking about it for quite a while but i don't think the public really realizes how serious it is. >> it is a crisis. coming up, we talk about the future of health care after the collapse of the gop overhaul.
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museum curators in scotland discovered an ancient egyptian burial cloth thousands of years old. it shows the deceased of an egyptian god. it was used to cover the mummified body. jonathan vigliotti in london with how they found this cloth in still remarkable condition. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it was found in an old crumpled up paper bag. it had been hidden since world war ii and recently was discovered. it looked like garbage to toss out but sitting on a shelf for
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more than 70 years a team of curious curators finally peeked inside. >> it was really exciting to be able to get it out. >> reporter: this doctor made the discovery. >> most people don't realize you can make discoveries of music collections as well. >> reporter: that highlight, a 2,000-year-old mummy shroud, used to cover the remains of egyptians. >> each fold that we unfolded revealing another part of the shroud was just so exciting. to sees he face emerge. >> reporter: maitland said the final result was so well preserved they could read the name of the desized as ienka. and as it turns out they had relics of his well studied parents. his father a high ranking
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official and his mother tanuitt. mother and father were put on display while the son was overlooked and put into storage. now decades later this family tree pieced back together. >> at least they can live on through these incredible objects. >> reporter: and the shroud officially goes on display today. the museum has over 11 million pieces from all over the world in storaging so who know as what other treasures are waiting to be discovered. gayle. >> we have an expert here, don't we. >> you majored in what? >> for one year i was an egyptian -- >> what did you make of the story many. >> don't throw away the paper bag. you never know what's in the museum houses.
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live in philadelphia. this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news." >> good morning, i'm jim donovan. seth williams goes back to court to let judge know if he's found a new lawyer, if not that judge could revoke williams' bail. williams pleaded not guilty to corruption charges. his current attorney, michael diamondstein, wants out over concerns, that williams cannot pay him. >> let's head right over to katie for a look at today's forecast. >> not great, jim. wrapping up this work week, and the end of march, on very, very dreary note outside. we've got the rain already filling back in, on the radar, we had little break in the last kim of hours but that's very short lived clearly now that the radar is filling back in again, flood watch take effect as of noon today, by the time this is all said and done, we'll have several inches every rain in
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accumulation, that could lead to elevated streams, creeks, ponding on wrote, in short, very, very slow travel, the p.m. rush looks most impacted. the weekends shows signs of improvement. going to see new storm next week, as well, meisha? >> and i'll say, katie right now, looking okay, in terms of congestion levels. but it doesn't mean that we're accident free. we do have accident in delaware county 95 north the ramp from 420, ramp not blocked, you're squeezing by, but slow moving around there. also, an accident new jersey on 295. 295 southbound route 42, right lane blocked. the one on 70 westbound near cropwell road, now since been cleared, jim? >> thank you, meisha. next update 8:25, coming up on cbs this morning, bob schieffer speaks with legendary willie nelson. i'm jim donovan. make it a great day.
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2017. welcome back to "cbs this morning." former national security adviser michael flynn is working on a deal about testifying in the russia probe. ahead, new information about the house intelligence chairman from the "washington post" bob woodward. but first here is today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> the white house is playing defense, and as news surfaced that michael flynn is seeking legal protection before answering questions small how do what might he tell? >> i think it could be just lawyer doing his job. in this political environment, everybody wants to know what michael flynn knows. if you're a lawyer, you want him protected whether he's got a good story to tell or not.
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>> experts and officials say the goal was to exploit the visions in this country and it is ongoing. >> this morning's commute here could be historically bad. >> eight lanes in all are closed. take a look at this. it really is remarkable that no one was hurt or killed. >> mcdonald's is switching to fresh beef for the quarter pounder only. >> fresh beef beginning next year. as for this year? good luck. >> john dickerson, the new chief washington correspondent for cbs mus. congratulations. >> i asked what does the new title mean. he said it's bob schieffer's old title. it means you're now the chief hancho. >> we always knew that. >> congratulations, john. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" at 8:00 sorutual i
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>> i'm charlie rose gayle king and alex wagner. norah o'dol president trump ousted the retired gen misleading the vice president about hisonbassador. >> in a statement last n no reae person wou estioning in such a highly politicized witch hunt without assurances from prosecution. the president tweeted this morning mike flynn should ask for immunity and this is a witch hunt of historic proportions. >> earlier "the new york times" says white house officials intee reports. cbs news met nunes as he ciforn night. he would not comment onisces f request for immunity.ean spicer had said white house
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staffers were not source. yesterday he would neither conform nor deny the report. veteran reporter bob wordward is associate editor at the "washington post." bob, good morning. >> good morning. >> you have independently cob confirmed that white house officials were talking with congressmen nunes. what can you tell us about the documents that they saw and what is the significance of this? >> the people i talked to said where names of people associated with trump or identifying characteristics were revealed, which should. happen. how serious this is unclear. one of the people who met with president trump this week said it's kind of a cast of clowns because you have a situation where the chairman of the house intelligence committee goes to
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the white house, gets information, then goes up to congress and has a press conference and says, oh, look what i've learned, and then runs down to the white house to brief president trump what the chairman learned from people in national security council. so there's something weird or at least uncoordinated going on here. >> bob, other than that, what >> the investigation is very launched an ly vladimir putin espionage operation, co-vertz operation to affect the election. interestingly enough it's something our cia does frequently abroad in a see correct way, but this election
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was so close, they've really got to get to the bottom of it. the design is to stop the russians from doing that and not being able to do it in the future. whether there are crimes involved here, the question then becomes were trump associates or people involved in a coordinating way. and that's what the fbi is looking at. >> bob, when we avity of the situation at harjsd yesterday's senate intelligence committee hearings. mark warner, the senator, spoke about a misinformation campaign spreading fake news in several key states during the election. who may have been involved in a broader campaign of misinformation. do you think the public is aware enough about wha have happened and there's a sufficient alarm in terms of
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these investigations? >> i think it's very serious. they're working together. at this point they're making it bipartisan. i don't think that's enough awareness of this. this is a big it's a big deal from the point of view of how do you stop it, how to you get it out in the open so we can have free elections where the process is untampered with by the russians or others. >> bob, what to you think flynn might have to say about this that might tribute to our understanding? >> well, key player. i know flynn a little bit. talked to him in january. and he insists that the whole approach by president trump many russia is kind of strategy. reach out to putin, but also doing some very tough things with ourit going to hate.
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so the real policy here is yet to emerge. that's part of the story. the difficulty here is there's a context of a lot of hysteria, a lot of overreaching, i think, on both sides. and as the old former editor of the "washington post," ben bradlee, used to say, slow down, the truth emerges. in the internet age with all the tweets and so forth, that's very difficult. >> well, talking about the truth emergin emerging, in norah's interview with paul ryan, he used the term "whistle blower" to describe the source involved. what to you make of that word in this circumstance, given what you know? >> i don't think that's the case. h is somebody on the national security council staff. my paper is report and
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confirmand expanded on what "the new york times" said here. it's a very strange idea, as i said, that you would gom white d then have to go down and brief the president on it. the president presumably can call anyone on his staff and sa >> does the administration have a right to explain the president's tweets? >> i haven't seen that. that's, of course, what's going to happen. you go back to fumbled investigations light watergate where the white house and president nixon were covering up, some other times, i think the white house and other administrations have said, oh, there's this investigation. it's serious business.
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let's to our own inquiry and get the facts out. that's what president trump he are going to be extremely tnsp answer. get out ahead of it. whether that's going to happen, we will see. >> all right, bob woodward. thank you very much. we'll have to leave it there. i'm sure we'll talk to you another time. house speaker paul ryan says obamacare will be the law of the land for the foreseeable retre toyota green room.
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we continue our series issue with a look at the current american health care system. republicans fail to repeal and replace the affordable care act last week. the latest cbs poll shows 49% of americans approve of obamacare. that is up from 36% in tow 10, but 63% say the law needs some changes. >> dr. toe by cosgrove is president and ceo of the cleveland clinic which the u.s. news reports is the second best hospital the nation, thank you very much. it employs more than 50,000 people. he's a member of president trump's strategic and policy forum. we welcome you back to the table. always nice to have you. >> nice to be here. >> the appeal of obamacare is not going so well. why is this so difficult, dr. cosgrove? where is this going? >> let's see what they tried to
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do? it tried to improve the coverage, the quality, and costs. it certainly expanded coverage. the quality across country has gradually improved. but the problem is costs will continue to rise. it will continue to rise for more reasons. more older people and more things we can do for people, so you expect things to increase. the real cost is the rising cost. that's an opportunity to go back to congress and say let's look at all the things we to to hold down the costs and make it more efficient in how we take care of the sick people and make people well. >> the republicans who so much opposed obamacare would have been thinking about this for ten years. >> i think they've been thinking about it for a while. it's all about repeal and starting over but this bill was initially a public idea you saw mitt romney take to massachusetts. >> adopted an ma date.
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>> yes. >> the focus is good. we need to focus on getting the costs down, right? >> i this i the main issue is how to control the health care costs. every country is looking a the same problem, the rising cost to health carele unless we try to have the most efficient care and we try to keep people well and out of the health care delivery system, then i think we're not going to be able to control them. >> dr. cosgrove, you're meeting with president trump next month. >> yes. >> he thinks obama bare -- what's your advice to him? ? >> i hoe we continue to focus on how to make the care more efficient. there's lots of ways to do that. one of the ways is to make people well. we need to address this issue. we need to -- on the other hand we need to address how we look after sick people. think about the ridiculousness we have of the exploding cost of
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pharmaceutical drugs, about the fact that in order to do telemedicine across the country, you've got to be licensed in 50 states. the fact that we don't have inner onnerability -- >> are you optimistic those changes could have this the current climate? >> i think it would be a good supporting bill. >> what do you think about open outs many. >> i think it's a disaster many the united states. i don't think people realize the magnitude of the problem. during vietnam war, 50,000 people died. last year53,000. >> why? >> the reason is that we're seeing now fentanyl and another drug being two potent drugs being laced, all the drugs
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coming into the country. those are disastrously strong drugs. they put people to sleep and car fentanyl puts elephants to sleep. these are very powerful trucks. >> where us the it lie? where would you delineate responsibility? >> i don't think it's one thing. pharmaceutical companies are manufacturing drugs and the doctors are giving the drug to reduce the pain. i think all of us are held to the standard of trying to keep the pain out and being judged on that. what we're seeing now is 70% needs to be on that. right now rngs cheerily they're reducing the opiates they describe. this goes across all sectors of society. i think the big problem is
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write country songs, t >> this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news." good morning, i'm rahel solomon, formal arraignment scheduled today in doylestown bucks county for jacob sullivan. sullivan accused in the murder of 14 year old grace packer, prosecutors say he and packer's mother czar is a assaulted poise orthopedics and strangled the teenager last year, grace's body was found in luzerne county last summer. sullivan and packer are being hold without bail. >> also, checking for the cast with katie fehlinger. kind of mess out there. >> oh, very much so. you know what, rahel, actual tylene worse before it gets better, at least we had little lull between the rain rounds early from this morning, and then, through the better part at least of the morning drive, now see the radar filling back in, we don't even have a flood watch in effect yet. but does go into effect for most of us at noontime for heavier downpours into the afternoon and evening. we could see at least one and
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a half to two and a half inches locally to up three some of you 4 inches of rainout of this. avoid it if it looks flooded out. only takes 6 inches to lose control of your vehicle. moving forward in the forecast, promising news for the weaken even though know bright and sunny saturday, at least clearing, sunday nice day, new storm adyough, come mo. that's going to bring in first round every rain as a will linger into tuesday, but for of problems just to deal with today, meisha. >> we sure do, that rain it is slowing us down and causing some problems, we've been seeing it ever since 4:00 this morning, and we still see it now. but i also want to pull out we do have construction emergency repairs from earlier accident, in jersey, route 73 southbound past route 90. that right lane is block, the good news is an accident on 295 southbound at route 42, that's now since been cleared. we do have another accident in galloway, new jersey, heads up on this, pomona road closed between 561 and liebig avenue.
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e-zpass express lanes now since cleared. over to you, rahel? >> meisha, thank you. our next update 8:55, ahead on cbs this morning, next venture for country bands little big
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willie nelson and bob schieffer. his northward record "god's problem child" comes out next mont he turns 84. yown to smoke a little marijuana. >> oh, really, gayle? >> i wonder if he offered some to bob schieffer. >> bob schieffer looks like he's about to play honky tonk in his own band. >> you do think that contributes to -- >> i'm not saying. >> i'm not drawing any conclusions. just throwing it out there. hello, bob schieffer. hotel tonight ceo with one of the coolest names, sam shank, is in our studio. hello, sam shank. >> right now, if we will, it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "los angeles times" reports that california's snow pack is one of the biggest ever recorded.
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it now poses a flood risk. surveyors in the northern sierra nevada measured the snow. they found it created one of the largest snow packs. that is a big contrast from two years ago when the lowest was reported. >> "the hollywood reporter" says the industry's black list is now returning to television. it's a list of unproduced movie screenplays. now it's putting together unproduced tv pilots. hundreds of executives have been asked to vote on their favorite pilot. >> you did a story. >> i did indeed for the "atlantic" magazine. >> and the "washington post" reports the eagle has landed again. a bald eagle hatched thursday at the national arboretum. the parents are called the president and first lady. the eaglets will probably be named by the public in a few weeks. if you're planning a last-minute trip this weekend, you're not alone. half of hotel bookings in the
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united states are made three days before the arrival. the hotel booking sight hotel tonight was launched in 2011. the app has 25,000 hotel partners in more than 35 countries. last year it earned $300 million in booking volume. sam sank is ceo of hotels tonight and we're pleased to have him here. how to you make it work? >> we have a pitch for our partners. if you have empty rooms available, you can put it on hotel tonight and fill rooms and get incremental revenue. for the hotel it's a win and the consumer too. >> and you too. >> we're growi ait's great to m happy when you're growing a marketpla marketplace. >> how do you profit from that? >> we make a commission. we only get paid if we deliver the revenue to our hotel partner. >> you look at the app. i put on the app, punch it up,
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and you're going to show me what? >> we're going to show you the best deals for tonight for the area around you. what we do is sort through about 400 hotels and find the very best deals to save you time and really make you be able to get in that last-minute room. >> do you have suites in those categories? >> we do. >> asking for a friend. >> just making an inquiry for people who like suites. you cover all the categories. >> you'll scroll to the bottom which skauled a high roller category which is a suite. again, amazing discounts on those sweets. >> why do you like suites? >> i love a good hotel room and room service. that's my idea of a great time honestly. but this different than the airlines. if you wait till the last minute, the price goes way up. >> exactly. it works the opposite. the worst time to book a flight is when you get on board. with a hotel, if, y're going to
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better deals. thettingat i last possible one. >> when we talk about last-minute hotel bookings, what's the ideal time frame we're talking about? a day before? two days before? a week before? >> we start with tonight and expand to a week ahead. you can book your weekend getaway a week before. that gives them the flexibility. the best time to book is as late as you feel comfortable waiting. for some people like my parents who use the app, they book on wednesday for a weekend getaway. that for them is very last minute. when i'm booking, i'm booking at 10:00 p.m. and that's fine with me. >> you say you were obsessed with travel. i'm curious about your backstory about this. >> so i grew up in virginia, a wolf town, but a small town, and i didn't do a lot of travel growing up. i didn't go overseas when i was in college. i got bit by the travel bug when i was in my 20s. unfortunately i didn't have money so i didn't travel then. i was wanting to form a company
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with a personal interest. >> you created three startups. >> yeah. the first two were web-based. ene was a hotel review post and they're my training wheels. i used a lot by discovering them and i saw the opportunity for mobile. i said mobile is going to challenge everything. what is it going to to for travel. i thought booking a hotel really late. we go until 2:00 in the morning. you don't have a computer with you. i said this is the right way to take advantage of mobile and bring -- >> clearly airbnb is a trend in the hotel business. >> absolutely. >> it's a successful business. >> absolutely. >> i think it's become mainstream. when i started, booking was 2%. now it's over half and last minute is over half. so what was seen as like, oh, this is going to be for emergencies is now the way
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people travel. people instead of doing a week long trip, they to weekend trips. i say, wow the weather looks good here. >> that's me. >> sam shank. hotel tonight. we'll be back with country gro
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little big town is one of the country music's most popular bands? the four artists are nominated for the local group of the year. it's "better man" written by taylor swift for the group. they topped the charts. jan crawford spoke with the mufgsough time climbing to success and the special bond that they share. >> reporter: they're known for combining four unique voices into one distinct harmony, but the bond between them runs deeper than music. >> we're family, yeah. we like experienced the greatest highs and the most horrible lows and we've always been together. >> the acm vocal group of the year is -- >> little big time. >> reporter: they're living the highs. racking up hits and honors. >> little big town, would you all like to be a member of the
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group? >> reporter: but first for the lows. >> we looked at each other at a certain point and we're like, we're just going to keep showing up and keep outworking everybody. if that's what we're going to do, then we'll do it. >> was there every a time when you talked about -- i don't know. >> we never talked about quitting, but i remember a certain truck stop outside of boston. you and i ran to use the restroom and you were like, what >> we had just the four of us in from here to boston. we stopped for cheap burgers on the way and somebody would lie down in the middle of the van and sleep. >> reporter: when they started out little big band was dropped from two record labels in as many years. still they kept playing, at one point even boot legging their own cds to make money. >> at that point like stamped them and selling them. >> we weren't supposed to be, but we with in the middle of
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getting out of a record deal when we thought, you dropped us and we wrote that song. we would give it out to radio people or stamp them and sign them in the car. we knew exactly how much it would take to -- how many t-shirts we needed to sell. >> to rent a car and eat and get back home. >> the perseverance paid off. in a few months later, their anthem "small town pride" became a top ten hit. and with that these four singers began their climb to the top of country music. earlier this year little big touchb's newest album debutedery auditorium.
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their latest hit written by taylor swift ♪ i can feel you again i just miss you and wish you were a better man ♪ >> reporter: there are more person pnl songs reflecting their lives. the marriage of them and growing up. >> jimmy just lost his sister. >> such a beautiful lyric and it's explained in so many ways the journey that all of us walked with my sister and that's what i loved about it. is it hard, yes, but there's a beauty to it too. >> the bridge is kind of the culmination of me, i'll stand by your side, even when the water is cold and we'll shine like gold, sheikh like gold, even in the dark, we'll shine like gold.
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>> that is heavenly. ♪ i've got a girl crush >> you can feel the emotion in their music. for nearly 20 years the perfect blend of four strong and different personalities working together. and now a new chapter. after years of eating and drinking together, they've created their own wine, appropriately named 4. >> cheers. >> cheers. >> thank you. >> reporter: after all what goes better with friends than a bottle of wine. >> that's really good. >> that's really good. >> hillbillies can make wine. >> break bread together, it doesn't matter like what you believe in politics. when you're doing this and you gather toengt and you listen to music and you're enjoying company, then it becomes about the food and the fellowship. we particularly love that. >> it feels like it's coming together and we're this this really good stride in our lives. it's all coming together and
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flowing together really beautiful. what a great work. flowing like wine. >> cheers to that. >> on that note -- >> you know, we were all joking that everyone wants to age well like a good wine. you know, this group is really for their wine, we got an early bottle. open it up sunday night for the acm? >> i think you 140u8d. i just love those guys, jan. thank you. they said it best, little town is having fun.
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that does it for us. you le look back at the week that was. have a great week. >> devin nunes was briefing the administration about an investigation of which they are
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subject. >> i think it would be best if he were to step aside. >> the chairman is under an investigation. >> why would i not. >> the house investigation has officially stalled. the latest flash point is the testimony of sally yates. >> the white house took no action that prevented mng. >> it gets stranger and stranger every day. >> what do you have after a big conspicuous legislative defeat? well, finger pointing and recriminations, of course. >> your bill didn't survive three weeks. >> we're not going to give up after seven years of dealing with this. >> people are waking up to this. pieces of their roof lies in the street. >> can you imagine the winds it would have taken the lay this bad boy over. >> leaving the eu won't be pretty. >> getting back control of our country and in the future. >> kirk johnson was a drummer a for prince and the best man at his wedding. >> is there anything you would
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me. >> these mountains break us. they bring us to the edge. >> do you have a plan to be able to make it this time that was not part of last year's plan? >> the tactical plan is for me to go behind him and push. >> all that -- ♪ we drink all day and party all night ♪ >> luke, you know what i think is cool about you? your speaking voice is much like your singing voice. >> i hope. >> we can't have that. >> gomer pyle all the way. >> soccer fans are trying to wrap their heads around a new statue of superstar christie a noe rinaldo. >> -- and all that matters. >> does it look look him? >> not at all. >> by the way, he has a good looking face but there are other parts that are good looking. >> which part? >> his chest. >> moving on. are you still married. >> -- on cbs this -- >> aw [ bleep ].
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>> hoping the victims now come forward. charged with raping and robbing nine women over the past three years. investigators got a break in the case spot the suspected. >> pretty well across the delaware valley, nice break, lull in the action, for good portion of the morning, dreary, ponding on the roadways, now the rain starting to fill back in, it will be falling steadily, especially into the p.m. hours, so, rough second half of the day for travel folks. looks like we will see several inches worth of accumulating
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rain over the entire span, poconos, you have ' got to watch for freezing rain specially highest terrain, a thousand, to specially 1300 feet up that way. so, if you are headed up to maybe the i80 interchange, just assume it is slick. looking forward though at least some improve over shower tomorrow morning, then we do begin to gradually clearoo anotr storm already here, however by monday evening, so it is a break, meisha, but a very brief one. >> yes, no, no doubt about, that i can tell you right now congestion levels are actually okay. but we do still have some problems out there. route 73, in jersey, near high street. we've got northbound accident and southbound side, electrical repairs, just heads up on, that we've got couple every things going on in jersey actually another accident here route 55 northbound, past route 47, the left lane blocked here, you can see how much yellow is around here, as well, letting you know obviously no longer traveling at posted speeds but not only that, traveling, by air today, heads up for this, ground stop at the airport, make sure to check those schedules on line, a lot of
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updates there, jim, over to you. >> thank you shall meisha. that's "eyewitness news" for now. join us for "eyewitness news" at noon, i'm jim donovan, make it a great day. ♪ ♪
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