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thing. not just because it signals a departure but he supported fdr and many books contain references to environmentalism, anti-consumerism and perhaps not the thing a tea party leader would support not to mention irony since "green eggs and ham" is about someone giving in and accepting the inevitable. anderson starts now. >> erin, thanks very much. senator ted cruz's marathon speech attacking obama care. you'll hear from fellow republicans tonight and killer in action on attack inside the navy yard. chilling surveillance video shows the shooter running through the hallways with shotgun in hand and new clues as to what mysterious etchings on husband gun may mean and on the eve of a convicted rapist being released from prison.
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he was sentenced to 30 days and his victim was just 13 years old. i'll talk to the victim's mother ahead. we'll get to that over the next hour. a year-long investigation by cnn and the senator for investigative reporting found widespread fraud in california's drug rehab program that receives hefty amounts of federal taxpayer dollars known as your money obviously. as a result of our investigation, more than 100 drug rehab centers were suspended with their funding cut off and others were completely shut down. but tonight our investigation continues and it goes beyond just the clinics. it looks squarely at the doctors who serve as medical directors for the clinics. one doctor in particular is medical director at more clinics than anyone else but under the law he doesn't have to see any patients. he doesn't have to see any patients at all. but he has found a way to make a lot of money off the whole thing. here's investigative correspondent drew griffin. >> this is another group room.
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>> reporter: when we met dr. howard oliver this past january he had every intention of showing how much good rehab clinics do in southern california whereas at places like west coast counseling center and other places throughout southern california, oliver has been the physicians overseeing the treatment of close to 2,000 patients. you're the medical director? what does that mean in terms of your responsibilities? >> it means that i'm responsible for assuring that they have a quality medical insurance. that our referrals are -- i get refers f referrals for medical care. i ensure they can undergo treatment here. >> reporter: we question how that could physically be possible that one man could
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essentially care for 2,000 people at 19 clinics. in fact, los angeles county had been wondering the same thing about dr. howard oliver in the past. especially when his name or more specifically his signature kept coming up again and again on blank medical forms. a practice a former state official found opens the door to potential fraudulent billing practices. >> records show your medical director for immaculate care in los angeles. that owner convicted of fraud. during the investigation, a counselor says you signed off on stacks of medical records without reading them. >> that's not true. >> it's not true? >> no. >> that was a lie? >> yes. >> you don't sign off on stacks of medical records? >> i sign off on stacks of medical records but i review them. >> you do review them? >> yes. >> oliver says his signature on the blank forms were forgeries.
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oliver's signature is worth a lot of money. it's need for drug medical clinics like these to submit bills to the county and state for reimbursement. and for that signature, oliver is paid pretty well. up to $1,500 a month he told us for the clinics where he's been working. but since this interview in january, his business has gone bust because of this. >> wait a minute now. >> just one second, sir. >> did he call back and say he's not coming? >> this past july, cnn and the center for investigative reporting exposed widespread fraud in the nation's largest medicaid system. we found that in the last two fiscal years, half of the nearly $186 million spent for drug medical, about $94 million went to clinics showing questionable billing practices or signs of fraud. california has now suspended 132
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clinic locations that were being run by 56 clinic headquarters. 14 of those 56 clinic headquarters have the same medical director, dr. howard oliver. one called able family run by a convicted felon that revealed in our investigation. how can a guy with a record like you be operating a drug rehab clinic here in california? you've been convicted in a major insurance car crash scheme in texas. >> i was convicted. it's not what it seems. >> oliver said he didn't know and isn't expected to know the background of the people he works for. able family has shutdown. among the allegations from our series, bills were submitted for patients that do not have addictions. for patients that did not receive treatment. and for patients that did not even exist. all treatments that would have been approved and signed by a
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doctor including all of the patients at immaculate care when rosario was a counselor for five months and medical director overseeing the patients was dr. howard oliver. what was he signing? >> treatment plans. in order for us to receive the money for the clients, he has to sign the documents saying this he's read over the material that we've put down. >> do you think he would sign just about anything? >> i know that he signed whatever we put out there. >> no matter what? >> even if it was wrong. it was a wrong name on a wrong file, he would sign it. >> immaculate care suspended by the state has shut down. rebecca, former deb director for california's alcohol and drug programs was suspicious about dr. howard oliver after learning of blank forms with his name on him.
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she filed a report on hicm six years ago when he was medical director of 69 clinic locations overseeing treatment plants for 2,200 patients. >> we had questions about that. that's why we were asking the medical board for direction. >> what happened? our investigation found nothing. >> when we found situations such as this, we would send it to the department of health care services and department of justice and they're the ones that are going to determine if there's going to be any further action on that. >> the one person who still says he didn't see or know of any wrongdoing is dr. oliver who met us again just this month at west coast counseling, one of 14 clinics he's associated with that have been sent a letter like this by the state ordering them suspended. the letter that you just showed me said one of the reasons this
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particular facility has been temporarily closed down, lack of medical supervision. >> yes. >> you're the medical director. dr. oliver is a very busy doctor. he runs a private practice, has been medical director at dozens of rehab clinics and has found time to appear on tv shows. >> 200-degree environment you would only survive a matter of just a few minutes. >> including as a frequent guest on cnn's sister network hln as a medical expert for nancy grace. how he handles all of this while overseeing the drug rehab of thousands of california drug medical recipients is easy he explains. he doesn't actually see most of the people getting treatment who he says are clients by the way not patients. and he even admits he wouldn't know if they are real or as fraud investigators call them, ghost patients. you're helping these clinics
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bill the state for ghost clients. >> well, i don't know that they're ghost clients. >> exactly. what is your point of being the medical director here if you don't even know that these clients are real people? >> sounds like you're asking me to be the police here. i'm not the police. >> i'm asking you -- >> i got certain duties. >> you're a physician, right? >> yes. >> physicians treat people? >> yes. >> people are real and they breathe air. >> right. >> but these clinics are billing for people who are not anything. >> i don't have a duty to see every client that comes in here. and to question every client that comes in here and to investigate every client that comes in here. >> sounds like you don't have a duty to investigate any of them? you just sign off on paperwork. >> i don't have a duty to investigate. that's true. i have certain duties that i have that are prescribed by law and i do those duties.
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>> basically you are looking at paperwork and you sign it if paperwork looks okay. >> that's true. >> you're a clerk. not a medical director. that's your definition. >> what's your definition? you as a physician could sign a treatment plan for somebody who does not exist. >> i don't know that they don't exist. again, i do what the law requires me to do. >> drew, dr. oliver is not breaking the law? >> the law allows him to do what he's doing, anderson. nowhere does california law state a medical director who is giving these people treatment ever needs to see that patient even if just to make sure that a patient actually exists. we should also point out some of these clinics aren't rolling over so easy either. as we said, 14 of the 19 clinics where dr. oliver has been medical director are now suspended including the one we did this latest interview, withest coast counseling, that
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company is fighting its suspension for lack of medical oversight, missing treatment plans and apparently manufactured documents. >> what does the state say about dr. oliver? >> well, over the years the state has taken what they claim are multiple actions against him resulting in substantial fines. at one point he was even suspended from the state's medical system. it hasn't really stopped anything. we're told there's going to be a big change coming in january when medical directors like oliver will have to enroll as medical providers. that, anderson, supposedly will subject them to much more oversight and speaking of oversight, tomorrow in sacramento, california lawmakers are going to be grilling the bureaucrats who have been running this program asking them the questions that we've tried to ask. how could you know or suspect so much fraud is and has been going on and done so very little to stop it. anderson? >> drew, thanks very much. you can follow me on twitter.
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just ahead, senator ted cruz's all-nighter on the senate floor may have won support with tea party supporters but will his crusade against obama care also cost him? i'll talk to a member of his own party who is calling cruz a fraud. that's a quote. we'll tell you who that is. he joins me next. also, the chilling video showing the navy yard shooter in action stalking the hallways. the fbi says he believed his behind was under attack. new clues about the delusions he may have been battling. the day we rescued riley was a truly amazing day. he was a matted mess in a small cage. so that was our first task, was getting him to wellness. without angie's list, i don't know if we could have found all the services we needed for our riley. from contractors and doctors to dog sitters and landscapers, you can find it all on angie's list. we found riley at the shelter, and found everything he needed
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say it with milk-bone. welcome back. senator ted cruz's crusade against obama care brought the senate to a halt and some fellow lawmakers to the boiling point. the freshman center just nine months into office pulled an all-nighter to keep senate democrats from restoring obama care funding. this is 21 hours distilled to one minute. >> madame president, i rise today in opposition to obama care. you go to the 1940s, nazi,
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germany, we saw in britain chamberlain who told the british people accept the nazis. they'll dominate the continent of europe but that's not our problem. i'm a big fan of eating white castle burgers. you do not like them green eggs and ham? i do not like them sam i am. obama care is the opposite of listening to the people. i can tell you as i said at 2:30 in the afternoon yesterday that i intend to stand against obama care as long as i am able to stand and at this point i feel confident that at 9:00 a.m., i will still be able to stand. there will come a point what that is no longer a case but we have not yet reached that point. >> just hours after he stopped talking senator cruz voted yes to a plan that will restore funding to obama care. the marathon speech left a lot
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of people scratching their heads. the majority of republicans and democrats both before and after his talk-a-thon were less than supportive. listen. >> what did the 21 hours on the floor accomplish? it set senator cruz's cause back. >> i don't happen to think filibustering a bill that defunds obama care is the best route to defunding obama care. >> we cannot -- only controlling one house of congress -- telling the president that we're not going to fund any portion of this because we can't do that. >> he can play slam down politics and those that were collaborators and enablers can stand with him but we're going to stand with the american people. >> ted cruz is a fraud and no longer has influence of the republican party. >> blunt stuff there from
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representative peter king. he joins me tonight. you used harsh words to describe this congressman. why do you say senator cruz is a fraud? >> because he's selling a strategy which he knows cannot work. he knows it's doomed to failure. he knew that all summer when he was making appearances around the country and doing tv ads and robo calls, advancing a policy saying that we could defund obama and that would work. it cannot work. the senate is controlled by democrats. the president would veto it. he knows that. this is the president's crowning achievement. there's no way in the world he's going to agree to have obama care defunded. >> so this just about his own ego? >> i'm not a psychiatrist. i assume he's enjoying the publicity and building up a good mailing list. i assume he's putting himself in a position whether he's going to run for president or just become a folk hero to certain people. >> the people on twitter like sarah palin and others, a lot of conservatives who support him say he's standing on principle
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and trying to make washington listen. >> to me this is kamikaze pilot. he's not standing on principle. i don't know what he's standing on. he's standing for a tragedy that can't work and it will personally help him as far as his political status but bad for the country and bad for the republican party. >> the senator made a wage on his bank account about how they would vote. >> if you grab 100 of your constituents, wouldn't be a 50-50 proposition. i don't think it would be a 60-40 proposition. your constituents overwhelmingly would say no. don't vote to give harry reid the ability to fund obama care without fixing this train wreck, without stopping this nightmare. >> what do you say to that? would your constituents want you to vote to defund obama care even if it meant a government shutdown? >> it would not. those constituents i spoke to think he's crazy.
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they know what's real and what's not and they know a guy who is being basically almost like a medicine man here selling goods that he knows are phony goods and really taking a good cause, the cause of trying to dismantle obama care and trying to repeal it and using it for his own purposes in a way that's going to hurt us and it's only going to help the president. >> do you believe the republicans will get the blame if the government shuts down? >> all of the polling shows that and quite frankly i think we should if it's done under this basis. the debt ceiling is a separate issue. if he can negotiate with putin and sate down with john boehner. as far as this issue of defunding obama care, yes. >> this is unusual for a member of congress to be so tough on a member of his own party. saying that he's a fraud. saying what he's doing is about basically his own fund-raising and his own mailing list. why are you speaking out like
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this? >> i don't think we owe any loyalty to ted cruz. he spent last months of the summer trying to put republicans on the spot trying to force and intimidate republican members of congress to vote his way with the implicit threats of primaries. he had no regard or respect for us so why should we be concern ed about him. i've never seen anyone as unpopular as ted cruz. it's why he did what he did and what he continues to do and it's creating real problems for the republican party. that's our problem. you asked me why i attacked him, it's for that reason for political purposes from a governmental purpose it's also wrong. we cannot go down this path of attempting to shutdown the government over an issue where we lost. we disagreed. we can continue to fight but not shut the government down. >> we're five days away from a government shutdown. how does it end? >> hopefully it will end over the weekend. i know john boehner wants to
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make it work. i know eric cantor wants to make it work. none of us want the government to shut down. the government should not be allowed to shut down at all. we know it will not happen. it won't last long if it does happen over this issue. doing it this way, i think enough of us realize and hopefully enough pressure will be brought that we have to resolve this by the weekend or by monday at the latest. >> congressman king, appreciate your time. >> anderson, thank you. >> we'll talk now with newt gingrich and also dana bash and senior political analyst david gergen. speaker gingrich, tea party supporters and tea partiers that support cruz are using this so-called filibuster and speech he made as a fund-raising tool. an e-mail went out from tea party patriots read in part your gift right now will make a tangible difference in this fight immediately. now is the time, friend. there's not a moment to lose. is that really true? will giving money actually make a tangible difference right now
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and for cruz as peter king said, do you believe this is about building a mailing list, fund-raising? >> it's interesting. when you had anti-war democrats deeply opposed voting, speaking, raising money, i don't remember very many people challenging their motives. ted cruz ran on the grounds he would fight in washington. he didn't promise he would win. he promised he would fight. he's proving to be a clever guy. every political person in the country today was talking about him. i did five different interviews across the country. every single interview brought up what is ted cruz doing? i think he's making a case. he may well lose in the end. there are a lot of republicans that rather see someone with the guts to fight than just be told automatically let's surrender and do nothing and give in. after all, it's too difficult to deal with the president. our constitution doesn't require us to roll over and accept automatically whatever the president demands. >> you're saying you're being asked about ted cruz and not
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about obama care. is this about ted cruz? >> boobama care got in the mix. if he hadn't done what he did, you wouldn't have had this conversation in the last 24 hours. in that sense he represents as does mike lee, as does rand paul, a new generation of much more aggressive republicans and i would just point out, peter king, i believe, voted for the very bill that he's now attacking because he voted to send it from the house taking obama care out of the government in the continuing resolution. so let's be clear. the underlying pressure of conservatives moved the base of the republican party on this issue a fair distance in the last six weeks. >> david, do you agree what noonewt is saying? >> i agree on one fundamental point, ted cruz has made himself more of a hero. that's what he wanted. just a few days ago as you know he said something which
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alienated house republican conservatives because they thought he wouldn't fight. he partly put this on to do that. even though it got a lot of publicity, not all publicity is good publicity. for a vast majority of americans looking at this, they are shaking their heads saying what is going wrong in the republican party? why are we being treated like this? is this guy really ready for prime time? from my point of view, newt will disagree i'm sure, but if it strikes people that the base moved so far to become extreme, the growing opportunity for republicans to take back the senate next year and to take back the white house in 2016 is going to be blown if people think the party has been taken hostage by extremists. >> dana, you say that cruz's voting status is more about republican support than getting something done. how so? >> if you look at the raw numbers it's clear that at this point he simply doesn't have votes. that's why you played the segment a lot of republicans
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there are no liberals like tom tom coburn of oklahoma one of the most fuiscally conservative on capitol hill. what are we going to do about it? i do absolutely agree with the speaker and david that what ted cruz has done is absolutely energized the conservative base and that no question that was what this was about. to get people pushing the dial and pushing people like peter king who speaker is right he did end up voting for this in order to do. that really has caused a very deep rift within the republican party which is why leaders here wanted ted cruz to stop and didn't want him to do this because, yes, people are talking about obama care. and some of the substance but people are also talking about the very big differences within the republican party and that's not good for them they think. >> newt, piers morgan interviewed president clinton
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earlier today and asked about the government shutdowns in the mid '90s and relationship with you during that period. i want to play for our viewers what he said. >> we worked it out when he was trying to run me out of town. we were still working together. i mean, i knew it was a game to him. he thought, you know, he would -- he once said the difference between us is we'll do whatever we can and you won't do that. you think there are things you shouldn't do. once i realized what the deal was, i let him do whatever he could and then we did business on the side. and you're laughing but that's really -- we reached an accommodation. >> is that how you remember it, newt? >> it's partly. i think we were a lot more principled than that suggests. the underlying reality was that all through the two shutdowns, which by the way nate silver has written a good piece pointing out probably had zero impact politically and has been grossly exaggerated in the washington establishment. all through that fight, bill
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clinton and i could talk. the big difference in washington today, i don't sense that barack obama has anything like the personal skills that bill clinton had. we could get in a room. we could fight. we spent 35 days face to face negotiating. and you don't sense -- i doubt if boehner and obama have spent 35 minutes recently in a serious conversation. >> so, david, you agree, it hasn't always been this contentious in this way? >> i think it's much worse. newt knows i disagree on this. polls show that after the two shutdowns republicans got hurt. most of the republican leaders opposing what ted cruz is doing and do not want to shutdown the government are doing so because they have memories of what happened in '95 and '96. >> peter king clearly thinks it will hurt republicans. >> so does mitch mcconnell. he doesn't want to shut down the government if he can help it. >> very quickly, the big difference between mid '90s when the speaker was here and now is that the speaker doesn't have as
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much power. clearly we're seeing that with ted cruz. doesn't have the control to make these negotiations whether or not he's speaking to the president or not and that's a key difference making it even more partisan. >> thank you. a reminder you can see the entire interview with president clinton right after "360" at 9:00 p.m. eastern. up next, a chilly video. the man had a roamed the hallways at the national navy yard. we'll see what investigators have learned about the gunman and cryptic messages carved into his weapon and new developments in the case of a teenager raped by a teenager. the man who raped her is about to walk out of jail after just 30 days. the girl killed herself. we'll talk to the victim's mom ahead.
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today the fbi released video of the washington navy yard shooter on the attack ten days ago. he was caught on cameras stationed around the complex. you see him holding the shotgun he used to commit murders. we see him drive in and then walk into the building. that's him carrying a bag over his left shoulder. authorities believe a disassembled shotgun was in that bag. he puts it together in the bathroom. he's tastalking the hallways wi it checking different offices. you see people at the end of the hallway there. he tries to walk and then walks quickly down the hallway. i want to highlight this particular hallway. the circle at the top of the screen, you see people running
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out of the building. we should also point out that security cameras captured the shooter firing his weapon. the fbi chose not to release that video. today we learned a lot more about the deadly rampage itself. joe johns is in washington tonight. i've watched this video today. it's so disturbing. the silence of it. the way he's stalking the hallways. seems like his movements are very deliberate. at this point do investigators know -- was he specifically targeting anyone at the navy yard? >> anderson it was apparently random. the fbi says he wasn't targeting anybody in particular. there was some routine performance related issue they tell us that was addressed with alexis on the friday before the shooting but really no indication to investigators that it was the thing that caused any sort of reaction from him, anderson. >> i know the fbi released more information about the shooter's mental state. what did they say? >> we did know that he etched phrases in a shotgun like my elf weapon and now we know more about that. the fbi said he held a
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delusional belief he was being controlled or influenced by extremely low frequency or e.l.f. electronic waves. they found writings on his computer. they got a search warrant for his multiple e-mail accounts and they say he wrote that ultralow frequent attack "is what i've been subject to for the last three months" and to be perfe perfectly honest that's what's driven me to do this. e.l.f. technology does exist. >> there are conspiracies about that online. there were other etchings on the shotgun as well. >> one said end to the torment. another said not what y'all say. and better off this way. so taken all together, he wrote quite a bit on that shotgun. >> there's so much more
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happening today. >> investigators in kenya are sifting through in the rubble of the west gate mall. at least 61 civilians and six security officers were killed but that toll is expected to rise. pope benedict xvi broke his violence saying he never tried to cover up the sexual abuse of minors by catholic priests. he made that statement in a letter published in an italian newspaper and an amazing victory for oracle team usa winning the america's cup beating out emirates team new zealand in a come from behind triumph. they tied the score 8-8 and was victorious in today's final match. go team usa. >> incredible. thanks very much. up next, a teacher convicted of raping his 14-year-old student is about to walk out of prison after serving just one month in jail. we'll talk to his victim's mother who is understandably outraged. also ahead, the high school football coach who benched his entire team suspended the entire
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tomorrow a former teacher who was convicted of raping his 14-year-old student is scheduled to walk out of a jail in montana after serving only one month. the lenient sentence from stacey
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rambold is causing problems. there's a formal complaint asking the judge be removed from the bench. making the story more tragic, the young victim, cherice moralez isn't here to speak out as she killed herself in 2010 before the case went to trial. this guy served 30 days and will be a free man tomorrow? >> reporter: he's walking out. essentially he's a free man, anderson. he's served his time in the sentence given by judge baugh and he's fulfilled that time. he's not going to be subject to home monitoring. no particular address he has to go to. the only caveat is there is an appeal with the montana supreme court. the prosecutors are fighting the sentence he was giving hoping that he's going to be in jail for at least two years if not longer. >> will he be on probation?
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>> reporter: yes. he is on probation and has to check in with his probation officer once he returns to billings. once he gets here he has to check in. he's technically on probation until 2028. all that could change depending on what the supreme court says. >> what about the formal complaint a filed against the judge? >> reporter: this is actually a citizen complaint. there's been so much outrage about this, anderson. people across the country have signed onto a petition. some 140,000 signatures were delivered to a state review board. it was delivered in boxes, these participan petitions. people who say that judge that gave a one-month sentence needs to be removed from the bench but this is something very rare. it is very difficult to actually get a judge removed and last we heard from him is he was intending on running for a seat again next year. >> wow. all right. appreciate it. as we mentioned, the young victim in this case, cherice moralez, killed herself. i spoke with her mother earlier this month. she said she just wants justice
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for her daughter. she joins me once again tonight. obviously as you know the teacher who raped your daughter is going to get out of jail tomorrow. does this seem real to you? >> no. it seems like just yesterday they sentenced him. i don't know where the 30 days went. >> i'm sure you know a complaint was filed against this judge claiming he was bias against your daughter because she was lower income minor hispanic female. do you agree with that? do you think he was prejudice against your daughter for those reasons? >> i don't know. i'm not really involved with that complaint. i'm worried about stacey rambold. judge baugh is not by business. he made a mistake and i'm disappointed, 30 days, that's outrageous, but montana supreme court stepped in. hopefully they'll make it right. >> tomorrow when he's released, what are you going to do
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tomorrow? how do you deal with something like that? >> avoidance. i hope i never see him. i never seen him until we were in a courtroom all those years. never seen him once. i hope i never see him. >> what do you want people to remember about your daughter? >> she was fabulous. pretty. very pretty. the judge just made a mistake. and i'm hoping it will get rectified. >> what's it like to be caught up in the legal system like this? i mean, you know, when you see it on tv, it's one thing. but to see what they call justice up close like this, what does it make you think? >> i haven't seen justice yet. 30 days isn't justice. we'll see what happens. apparently with the courts, anything can happen but hopefully the supreme court will
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set it right. so far i haven't seen any justice. >> thank you for talking tonight. >> thank you very much. >> a mom looking for justice. not joking around. a high school football coach suspends his entire team. he doesn't like some of their off-field behavior and issues his players a direct challenge if they want to get back on the team. we'll talk to him ahead. [ male announcer ] introducing new fast acting advil. with an ultra-thin coating and fast absorbing advil ion core™ technology, it stops pain before it gets worse. nothing works faster. new fast acting advil. look for it in the white box. a confident retirement. those dreams, there's just no way we're going to let them die. ♪
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a football coach in utah took drastic action in an effort to build character in his young men. he suspended the entire team. the coach made it quite clear to his players accusations of poor grades, cutting class, disrespecting teachers and bullying fellow students was not acceptable. he even learned about cyberbullying. he decided to try to put an end to it. his message to them is simple. some things are more important than winning football games. if you want to play for the team, you have to earn a spot by showing character so he suspended the entire team. i spoke to the coach a short time ago. >> coach, it's pretty amazing what you did. i never heard of a coach doing this before. what was the moment where you thought i got to do this? i got to suspend the whole team? >> i think it all came down with combination of different things that were happening throughout the past couple of weeks. we just felt like the program wasn't taking the steps that we wanted to in a positive manner. we sat down as a coaching staff and said, you no he what, we
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need to do something to make a change in these young men's lives and make it real. >> there were off-field problems. allegations of bullying, skipping classes, disrespecting teachers. you met with the student who was bullied, correct? >> yes. >> how did that go? why did you want to meet with him? >> i just wanted him to know that we don't condone any of this stuff and i don't know if it was even any of our players to be honest with you. it's all unanimous. we felt like we as a team needed to take a stand and take a leadership direction and change some ideas there. i wanted this young man to know that we cared about him. >> have all of the parents of the football players supported this idea of suspending the team? >> yeah. the parents have been fantastic in their support. i'm sure they've had some questions in their minds and wondering why everybody is doing it. but we didn't feel like it was punishment.
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we felt like it was an opportunity for us to grow and for us to learn about, you know, how we can impact other people. >> so all this week instead of practices, you're having community service, you're having character building classes. what do you hope to change this week? >> i just hope that we as a team and as young men and as coaches and as a whole community that we realize how fortunate we are to be able to do the things that we're able to do with the talents that we've been blessed with and opportunities we've been given. i hope we realize what positive things we can do with those opportunities. >> do you think it's working? do players seem like -- players you're concerned about, do they seem like they're turning around or this is making an impact on them? >> yeah. i have seen a real positive change, you know, in some. you teach the lessons and
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somewhere down the line someone is going to learn the lesson. some will learn it this week and some will learn it later on. they'll look back and say i wish i would have learned that sooner. i'm learning it now. >> tonight i understand is the night when you're going to decide who earns the privilege to get back their jersey. who earns the privilege to play in this week's game. have you made those decisions? is the whole team going to be reinstated? >> it's not me or the coaching staff that are deciding. the young men were given a sheet that listed criteria of what we wanted them to do so we look forward to that tonight. i think they've all been really trying to make some changes. >> i appreciate you talking about it. thank you. >> thank you very much. >> getting a lot of support not just from parents of the kids on the team but also on twitter. let me know what you thi think @andersoncooper. a man realizes his dream to order everything in mcdonald's
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time for the rediculist. a man in wisconsin dared to dream, dared to imagine, dared to walk into mcdonald's and see not just a menu but a possibility. his name is nick and he ordered one of every kind of sandwich from the breakfast and lunch menu and created the mceverything. glorious monument to what can be achieved when one is willing to shake off the shackles of conformity. i know you have a lot of questions. we'll get to all of them. for instance, how did nick get the idea for the mceverything and what philosophical challenges did it present as he pondered whether to move forward. >> obviously every sandwich at mcdonald's started with mc. i thought it would be fun to buy one of everything and call it the mceverything. i never did it. you show up at mcdonald's and you want one of every sandwich, they'll hate you. >> nick had to push through his initial trepidation and one day not long ago he just did it. >> i said i want one of every
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sandwich. this will sound weird. breakfast and lunch. i think their main reply was why do you want to do this? >> that is the big question. bigger than a big mac and heavier than a double pounder. the question is why? >> why not. the first guy climbed mt. everest asked why? no one had. >> it only set him back $141.43 for one of every sandwich and a large diet coke and he's eating it all. >> i've been eating it for breakfast, lunch and dinner since. i've two or three days left to go. >> cold leftover mcdonald's seems mcnauseating but this guy has an iron stomach. he runs a food blog called dude food and most everything he makes has bacon including bacon wrapped chicken nuggets and this bacon weaved taco. like all innovators, nick did face naysayers when it came to the mceverything. he has this to say about
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everything. >> i'm not wasting it. i'm eating the entire thing. if i bought it and threw it away, sure. it's the same as going grocery shopping at the beginning of the week for seven days. you should have better things to get mad about. >> keep living the dream. we can't wait to see what you come up with next. that's it for us. we'll see you one hour from now at 10:00 p.m. eastern for "ac 360 later." thanks for watching of the piers morgan starts now. president bill clinton. nothing is off the table. i asked him the hillary question. who do you think might make the better president? your wife or your daughter? what do you think of ted cruz talking and talking? and most of his party thinks he's crackers. >> once in a while i'm extremely grateful for your british roots. i couldn't have said that with