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transfer to cgi? an exclusive behind the scenes look. good afternoon, everybody. welcome to "the lead." i'm jake tapper. this was not an accident. that coming from european investigators who examined that black boxes from the metrojet plane that crashed in the sinai peninsula, killing all 224 people on board, including 25 children. according to a cnn affiliate, these investigators are convinced it was a bomb after finding no evidence for a mechanical failure. we're also learning the u.s. and uk reached out and shared their intelligence with russia before russian president vladimir putin announced he is suspending flights between his country and egypt. our correspondents are standing by with the latest developments. we'll start right here in studio with pamela brown. pamela, what is on these black
boxes? >> reporter: apparently everything was normal for 24 minutes on the flight. suddenly a loud sound was followed by a blakeout, according to a french broadcaster who says european investigators who have listened to the black boxes are convinced there was an explosion caused by a bomb. today new clues are emerging from the moment the russian airliner broke apart in the sky. investigators have been analyzing the plane's black boxes. the noise of an explosion can be heard on the flight cockpit recorder. that did not stem from technical failure. as russian drones scour the debris, focus remains on egypt's sharm el sheikh airport where the aircraft departed. british intelligence officials believe an insider at the airport may have planted a bomb in the plane's cargo hold, right next to the aircraft's fuel line, according to the bbc. >> we have food service workers, baggage handlers, maintenance personnel, all sorts of folks
that have legitimate access to it. if you look at it statistically, somehow perhaps they can be exploited. >> reporter: u.s. satellites captured a midair flash over the sinai peninsula, indicating a potential explosion in the sky. u.s. and british intelligence officials say chatter coming from isis in the sinai peninsula suggests the terrorist group could be behind the potential plot. russian officials say that intelligence has been shared with them. but egypt says it knows nothing about it. >> we would have liked the uk not to make a decision until the full reports concerning the crash has been published. >> reporter: today russian president vladimir putin made the bold announcement that russia is suspending all flights to egypt. officials in egypt continue to push back, saying it's still too early to know what caused the crash. and we have learned that russia made the decision to pull
flights to egypt after reviewing the u.s. and british intelligence on the chatter. we're expecting announcement on the investigation from egyptian authorities sometime in the next 24 hours. the bomb is still the leading theory among options but no decisions have been made. >> egypt is pushing back, they're really depending on those tourism dollars. >> reporter: absolutely. >> thanks so much. the first rescue planes have left sharm el sheikh taking tourists back to london. but they may only take with them whatever they can carry in their hands. no checked bags allowed. we're live in sharm el sheikh at the southern tip of the sinai peninsula. what are the passengers telling you, how are they feeling? >> reporter: well, this restriction on hold luggage gives further credence to the bbc reports on the concerns of
luggage going into the hold. it's just been an extraordinarily frustratingly difficult and a lot of people are saying scary day. that announcement by president putin, you could feel it shifting emotions here. in addition to the thousands of stranded british tourists and tourists from other nations, you now have 50,000 russians here in egypt. that really is going to impact the efficiency of these evacuation operations. the airport authorities here are mirroring the broader egyptian position that there is nothing wrong with the security at the airport behind me or even across the country. but we know that there is a british ministry of defense team on the ground, in the airport, checking all -- at least the british carriers leaving the country, going back to the uk. and that is all of course serving to slow things down even further. the russians within less than an hour of that putin announcement had already begun evacuating
their tourists. more evacuations are expected tomorrow. given broader security concerns, the worry is those aren't going to be happening quickly enough. all the tourists we're speaking to say it's not just about the inconvenience or the impact on young children or elderly relatives traveling with them. it is also that, many of them say, they do not feel safe here, jake. >> thank you so much. just the idea that the terrorist group isis might now have the capability to blow up a passenger jet was terrorizing enough to force airplane security changes around the world. the white house says it's considering security changes for some international flights coming into the usa. the tsa is now looking into enhanced measures at airports in the u.s. rene marsh is here. renee, what new security measures could fliers in the u.s. start seeing? >> jake, the focus really is with international airports at this point.
we know that following reports that a bomb may have taken down a russian passenger plane tonight, transportation officials are tightening security at airports around the world where u.s.-bound flights originate. random checks are possible, bomb-sniffing dogs. but fliers won't see anything dramatically different. behind the scenes, though, there will be intense scrutiny on every item that's loaded onto planes originating overseas. >> reporter: overseas airports with direct flights to the united states are preparing for increased security measures. today, homeland security secretary jeh johnson announced expanded screening of items going onto the aircraft. travelers will likely see random severance, extra hand swabbing of passengers, and more bomb-sniffing dogs. dhs will assess security at select foreign airports. >> the underwear bomber, printer cartridges, these all happened
overseas but they were flights coming into the u.s. that's really where the concern is. >> reporter: u.s. officials stress there are already multiple layers of security to screen passengers before they ever get on a plane bound for the u.s., including checking all passengers and crew against the u.s. terror watch list. but vulnerabilities still exist. the insider threat is a major concern. >> employee vetting needs to be beefed up. once they hire these individuals, they need to keep continuing to vet them on a recurrent basis to make sure if they go bad during their time as an employee, we catch them before it's too late. >> reporter: intelligence officials say if the downing of the metrojet was an insider job, authorities worldwide must zero in on airport and airline workers with secure access. >> there are more than 2075 overseas airports with direct flights to the united states.
the white house says fewer then ten of those airports will see beefed-up measures, generally middle eastern airports and there could be some european airports seeing those measures beefed up. but security problems right here at home, jake, you remember tsa, those covert tests, they failed 95% of the time. so there's concerns here at home as well. >> renee march marsh, thank yo. >> as the u.s. increases new security measures, the new concerns about air travel, coming up next. the future belongs to the fast.
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peninsula and those investigators are convinced this was no accident. today russian president vladimir putin is reversing course and suspending flights to and from egypt. russia says putin was tipped off by the u.s. and the uk before he made the decision. cnn's matthew chance is in moscow. matthew, how significant is this? do we know why putin seems to have reversed his earlier position? >> reporter: well, i think it's pretty significant. the kremlin doesn't often make u-turns, which is exactly what it's done now, without a very good reason. we don't know the exact intelligence that's been communicated to the kremlin by the u.s. and the united kingdom. but we know such a transmission of intelligence and exchange has taken place. i was told it happened by vladimir putin's own spokesman a few years ago. certain information has been passed on, he said, and it was passed on before the decision was made to suspend these flights. just yesterday, remember, jake, the russians were saying they're
not going to take any action until the outcome of the investigation, which could take several months, they said. and just 24 hours later they've cancelled all their flights, suspended all their flights into egypt, adopting the same position it is the united kingdom and the united states on this issue, leaving egypt isolated in denying that terrorism had anything to do with this catastrophe which cost 224 lives. >> paul cruikshank joins us. paul, how many changes in terms of security and the fight against isis after this attack? >> i think there's going to be a lot of scrutiny, particularly in the middle east. if this was somebody recruited by isis and sinai who was working at sharm el sheikh airport, that's really been the
holy grail for terrorist groups over the last several decades, to recruit insiders at airports. i recall a case in the uk where a british airways employee had friends who sympathized with aqap, who were thinking about potentially helping aqap, the terrorist group, in yemen to try and get something on board a plane at heathrow. so this is not just a problem in the middle east but also a problem potentially in the west, jake. there was also that case of an american isis fighter who was killed in syria in 2014 who had previously been working at the mieapolis-st. paul airport. when it comes to the fight against isis, there are a lot of worries that this will turbo charge isis's popularity across the global jihadi community. this will be a huge success for them, they could get even more
foreign fighters coming into syria and iraq. if you look at the picture right now, you have terrorist safe havens in syria, iraq, libya, sinai, parts of afghanistan, parts of pakistan, nigeria. it's a very worrying threat picture right now, squawk. >> and of course we've been hearing a lot about terrorist chatter from this isis offshoot in sinai, before and after the plane crash. are we learning anything more from that? >> the intelligence strands point to isis in sinai operatives bragging about this attack afterwards, with some specific details. i think that's why we're being told about this idea of an insider at the airport, of conventional explosives being smuggled on a plane, because of some of that detail in some of those conversations. of course this group has claimed responsibility twice now for this attack, both on saturday and in an audio tape on wednesday. i think we can expect a major
isis video release in the coming days, jake. >> it's interesting because so many national security officials keep saying russia is the greatest threat to the united states. but now we're learning the u.s. and the uk tipped off russia before putin suspended flights, sharing intelligence. that seems a rather significant development. >> oh, very significant. i think the russians would have been demanding that, show us your intelligence. they would have found a way to share that with the russians. there is an opportunity now for the united states, for the united kingdom, other western powers, to work with russia potentially to take on isis, if isis was indeed responsible, jake. >> paul, thanks so much. in our national lead, a story almost too bizarre to believe. and now it's getting even stranger. the police officer who staged his own suicide to look like a murder, he had allegedly been plotting a murder of his own. plus dr. ben carson facing some fresh questions about his past. now today a new admission by the
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welcome back to "the lead." i'm jake tapper. from an elaborately planned suicide to embezzlement, cocaine, and a hit man. the layers continue to unfold in the bizarre case of an illinois police officer, joe gliniewicz, whose death sparked a manhunt after it was believed he had been killed in the line of duty. now police say not only did the
officer try to make his suicide look like a heroic death in the line of duty, but he was also stealing from a youth organization and he was plotting to have a town official murdered. let's right get to cnn's rosa flores in fox lake, illinois. rosa, what's the latest? >> reporter: sources telling cnn that the lieutenant gliniewicz, his wife and his son are being investigated for possible involvement in the embezzlement of thousands of dollars. officials are tight lipid about this, but the more we dig, the more we find. now personnel records shedding light on a shady past. a fox lake police officer who staged his suicide after embezzling funds may have been plotting a murder, according to authorities. and they say this was the woman he was targeting. >> i was stunned.
absolutely stunned. it's definitely not a good feeling. and it's very scary in the same sense as well. it's almost surreal. >> reporter: she says her interaction with lieutenant gliniewicz was professional. but behind her back, he could have been plotting to kill her. authorities say this text message was their clue. quote, close to entertaining a meeting with a mutual acquaintance of ours with the word white in their nickname. white referring to a gang member. >> we had to do some backtracking and digging but it was clear he was looking at wanting to speak with a high ranking motorcycle gang member. >> reporter: investigators also say gliniewicz alluded to planting evidence on someone. police found cocaine in an unmarked evidence bag in his desk, although the autopsy on him showed no traces of the substance in his body.
personnel records tarnished the hero status he acquired days following his death. nearly a dozen violations of rules and procedures, and allegations of intimidation. in one incident, a dispatcher said that he threatened her. in another, gliniewicz is reprimanded for leaving a crime scene unattended. and in a new twist, sources tell cnn authorities are now investigate gliniewicz's widow, melody, and one of his sons in their role in the embezzlement of thousands of dollars from the explorers youth program. in an interview with "crime watch daily" last month, melody gliniewicz detailed her role in the program. >> his bill concern was the explorer program. he loved that program. "dedicated" is a very mild word when it comes to that program
and him. i did a lot with that program with him. again, if you didn't keep up, you get left behind. and i was one that was very heavily involved. we both were. >> reporter: now, remember those thousands of text messages that authorities scoured through some of them, deleted by lieutenant gliniewicz. sources tell us that individual number one in those text messages was actually the widow. individual number two was their son. >> so bizarre. rosa flores, thank you so much. the heartbreaking cnn film, "glenn campbell, i'll be me" will be aired tomorrow night. it chronicles his struggle with alzheimer's disease. take a quick look. >> i know there may be people who don't understand why we've gone out on tour and why we've opened ourselves up and exposed
this illness so publicly, why we've allowed a loved one to go on stage and take a risk of -- you know, he could make a fool of himself onstage. but it's something he wanted to do and something we think is healthy for him. and it's been worth of risk, because he's done a great job. and he's still glenn campbell. he's trying to live his life as long as he can to its fullest. >> you can catch the film right here on cnn. that's tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. eastern. in our politics lead, he writes in his book about his acceptance to west point academy, but a scholarship offered. but now presidential candidate dr. ben carson is acknowledging he was never officially offered a psychologicscholarship. that story is next. bill have you seen my keys anywhere?
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time for the politics lead. fresh controversy circling one of the front runners, who turned the republican race on its head. dr. ben carson acknowledged today he was never officially offered admission to west point, despite suggestions he's made carson told the times that as a student he was, quote, told someone like me, they could get a scholarship to west point, it was informal, with a record like yours we could get you a scholarship to west point, unquote. that is different from what carson wrote in his recent book about having, quote, a scholarship offer from west point. our new cnn poll taking the temperature of republicans in iowa shows trump number one and carson right behind him, within the margin of report. carson will speak in just a few hours there.
this story started with a report in politico that claimed carson's campaign had acknowledged, quote, fabricating the story. but the campaign is pushing back hard on any notion of fabrication. >> reporter: that's right, they're specifically pushing hard on that exact point, jake, this connection that politico makes in their story that this acknowledgement really is an admission in the story that he fabricated the story line. the campaign says that's not true, that he never claimed officially to have been accepted or applied to west point. but certainly ben carson has touted many times on the campaign trail the scholarship offer. it definitely is notable, especially given all the other questions about other claims carson has made about his past. tonight ben carson's past becoming a central topic in the campaign. >> i'm not proud of the fact that i had these rage episodes. but i am proud of the fact that i was able to get over them. >> reporter: the retired
neurosurgeon facing mounting scrutiny over acts of violence as a child. >> it's a bunch of lies, attempting to say that i'm lying about my history. i think it's pathetic. basically what the media does is they try to get you distracted. >> reporter: and carson is now lashing out, trying to redirect the fire at the media, blasting cnn's investigation, which found no one from the candidate's past to corroborate the incidents. >> some of victims were members of my family. i will not let them be investigate myselfed aga e-- vid again by the media. >> reporter: sensing an opening, donald trump unleashing a series of tweets about his rival's background, writing, quote, the carson story is either a total fabrication or, if true, even worse, trying to hit mother over the head with a hammer stabbing friend. this comes as a new cnn poll shows the two leading gop
contenders solidifying their top tier status in iowa. the rest of the field all trailing well behind in single digits. >> no national polls are going to determine who the next president of the united states will be. >> reporter: chris christie and mike huckabee, meanwhile, learning they will be excluded from the stage at next week's fox debate. >> maybe i'll actually get some time to talk. if i had had as much time to talk as the first three candidates, i would still be on that stage. >> reporter: back on west point, the university telling cnn tonight that there would be no records about carson's interaction with their school unless he was actually enrolled. >> thank you. joining me now from concord, new hampshire, where he just filed his papers to get on the ballot in the new hampshire republican primary, new jersey governor chris christie.
governor, welcome back to "the lead." >> thanks for having me. >> governor, i have to ask you about this big story breaking this afternoon. donald trump tweeting that ben carson's tale about being offered a slot at west point is, quote, one of many lies. do you have a response? >> i really don't, jake. i don't know enough about the story to respond. i'll just say this. everybody is responsible for their own personal story. you put your personal story out there to folks. and you have to be responsible for that. so, you know, i'm sure dr. carson will answer any questions that anyone might have about his personal story and the voters will decide whether that answer is good enough or not. >> i know you've said you'll show up anywhere they put up a podium and debate anyone. but the decision by fox business network to demote you and governor huckabee to the undercard debate comes as you're showing signs of gaining traction in new hampshire, in the polls. this must come as a big blow.
your performance in debates seems rather important to your campaign. >> jake, i don't see it as a big blow at all and i don't see it as a demotion. i see it as a transfer. we'll be on the stage, we'll be debating, people will be watching. most importantly, jake, you will be watching. if i do really well, you'll report on it, the same way you've reported on it in debates 1, 2, and 3. we in the christie campaign are not whiners or complainers. i show up and do my job. that's what i'll do tuesday night in milwaukee, and we'll go from there. >> you and i have spoken about addiction before. it's something that you've been talking about for years. there was a moment at a town hall earlier this week in which you talk about it. the moment has gone viral, millions of people have seen it. you talk about addiction in the context of your mother's struggle to quit smoking, her eventual cancer diagnosis. i want to play you a little bit of this video and talk to you on
the back end. >> after we told her it was bad for her, she kept doing it. nobody said to me, she's getting what she deserves. no one said that. yet somehow, if it's heroin or cocaine or alcohol, we say, well, they decided, they're getting what they deserved. >> how do you respond to people out there, because i'm sure you have encountered these individuals, who think heroin addicts, cocaine addicts, alcoholics, do deserve what they get? >> what i say is there but for the grace of god go i. and every person should say that, because it could happen to everyone. that's why the second story on that video is about my friend who went to law school, great job, a lot of money, great house, who got addicted to
prescription pain kikillers and then alcohol, and ten years after the addiction began, he was found dead in a motel room by himself, divorced, not being able to see his children anymore, lost his law license, lost his driver's license, with an empty bottle of percocet and an empty bottle of vodka. it can happen to anyone. we need to start to acknowledge that and say, yes, it was a bad choice to use drugs, we'll continue to tell our kids and everyone not to use them, it's a bad choice. but haven't all of us made bad choices in our life? and we're fortunate it didn't involve an addiction to drugs or alcohol. it's a disease, we need to treat it. i'm going to continue to work on this issue because every life is precious. if you're pro-life, you should be pro-life for the whole life, not just in the womb. >> we had the lowest unemployment rate coming out
today, 1.2 million americans transitioning from part-time to full-time work last year. as the economy does better, don't the republicans lose ammunition against the democrats in 2016? >> i don't know, people i've run into don't feel like the economy is better. gdp growth is anemic. the unemployment rate is a mirage. they don't count people who have stopped looking for work. there's an incredible unemployment problem in this country. there's a wage problem. this president complains about income inequality. middle class wages are stagnant. i spoke to a woman this week up here in new hampshire. i said, what's the biggest issue to a? she said, i'm filled with anxiety that i'm not going to have enough money to pay my bills. that's what's going on in real
america, not the building in washington, dc where they cook up these numbers that don't have any relation to what's going on in this country. >> of course my real reason for having you on this show to talk about what happened with the eagles. my condolences in advance. >> jake, why don't we talk on monday about that. we'll see. we know when we had our quarterback, we beat you on your field. we don't have our quarterback now. but the cowboys are like the christie campaign, they don't whine and make excuses. we'll show up on sunday and see how it goes for the eagles. >> thanks so much, governor christie, see you on the campaign trail. >> thank you very much, jake. the pressuremfreshman senat used his maiden speech to blast his colleagues, next.
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it's not new to say that washington, dc is broken. >> to use your first ever speech on the senate floor to attack your new home, that's an unusual. although that is exactly what senator ben sasse did this week. >> i don't think anyone in this body truly believes we're laser focused on the greatest challenges the nation faces. no one. what i hear every weekend is i think what you all hear every weekend, some version of this: a pox on both parties and on all your houses. we don't believe that the politicians are really even trying to solve the great problems. the people despise us all. >> here with me now, freshman senator from nebraska ben sasse. thanks so much for joining us. that's quite a way to make your debut on the senate floor. the people despise us all, a rather sobering critique of your colleagues. i guess the question is, how do you get americans to not despise congress? >> by doing big things.
i think at the end of the day the u.s. senate should be a venue for debating the most important generational challenges we face. we're not doing it right now. and the people have a right to be frustrated about it. >> in your speech you noted, quote, to the grandstanders who use this institution as a platform for outside per suits, few believe the country's nudes are as important to you as your ambitions. you seem to be talking about those who are running for president, no? >> jake, you've been around this place for a long time. the term "grandstander" on any given day could apply to somewhere between 80 and 95 of the senators around here. what i'm decrying is the short termist impulse that i think is present among those of both political parties who try to reduce everything to some sort of immediate good versus evil fight about short term issues. we're going from five-month to three-year highway bills around here. we should be doing ten-plus year infrastructure planning. and we have these uncertainties
between the two political parties, that my side is right and your side is totally wrong and stupid and evil. the american people don't believe it and nobody in this body believes it. we should be focusing on the long term issues. >> it seems to me from my purview that i've talked to many people like you who come to washington, to the senate specifically, and are just so dismayed by what they see. and what they say, entirely off the record, is that the senate majority leader and the senate minority leader don't talk, are so entrenched and so determined to have their party get the advantage, that they discourage reaching across the aisle, they discourage trying to tackle the big things. is that fair? is that accurate, that it's really the fault of the people that nobody wants to offend? >> i think there are many, many causes and sources of the blame and the turmoil. and some of the things that you talk about are important.
but i think this problem is longer than that. i think we're in a decades-long decline of the u.s. senate. this place has called itself for a long time, 240 years, the greatest deliberative body in the world, and at times it has been. today the u.s. senate would not be one of the five great deliberative bodies in nebraska. in my county they deliberate more reasonably about what problem are we trying to solve before we start bickering about competing solution a, b, and c. this is going to be a great deliberative body again. we need to have shared understanding of those big generational problems. we don't have a national security strategy for the age of cyber and the age of jihad. we don't have plans to come clean about how all our entitlement budgets are fake. we're entering an era of job change and work disruption than any other point in human history. these problems are much bigger
than any particular leaders or either political party. this body should be serving the american people and particularly looking to the next generation, not to a 24-month election cycle or a 24-hour news cycle. >> all right. thanks, senator sasse. >> thank you for having me. the new peanuts movie, coming up. big day?
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animation ventures into other dimensions, the "peanuts" crew faced a challenge. the new movie opened yesterday, and we got the scoop on snoopy's new look from the head animators and the director himself. >> it's not often you get the opportunity to start over with a clean slate. >> reporter: the animators were not starting with a clean state. but like charlie town, they were also tasked with making things different. the challenge, to lure today's audiences, which are used to over the top special effects and characters, with the deceivingly simple smile and relatable characters from "peanuts," beloved of audiences of comic
strips and tv specials for 65 years. what a task. you could develop some serious neuroses trying to bring a classic two-dimensional comic strip into the modern cgi era. luckily the team here at blue sky studios rose to the challenge. they even decorated their offices accordingly. >> when they announced it, we were elated by terrified at the same time. >> reporter: they explained to me just how daunting this job was. >> it seems like the easiest thing to draw until you start to draw it. >> we trying to figure out what can we get away with that looks right in 3-d but still looks like what charles schulz tried to do. >> it's hard enough to get those dots to look down or to the
right. >> we can change the shape of the eyes themselves. >> reporter: they use emotive lines to the side. did you try different kinds of eyes? >> we actually tried at one point just 3-d eyes and we were all horrified. >> reporter: schultz never planned for these "peanut" characters to be seen in three dimensions. >> if we built a character from all angles, it didn't look true to charlie brown. we drew several poses that they looked good at. >> reporter: six poses, to be exact. >> profile left, profile right, looking down like when he's writing. that's it. >> snoopy is the most complicated character. >> reporter: it's like animating
picasso. >> it really is. >> reporter: having charles schulz's son and grandson as writers on the film made staying true to the characters easier. schultz's son was particularly influential for this scene. >> craig schultz is a pilot. and he owns a biplane that's a lot like the red barron's. he said, i want to show you what it's like to do dog fight maneuvers. everything up and he did stalls, loop the loops. it was really informative to me. >> reporter: being humble and open to new ideas is a trait the team here picked up in part from a familiar friend -- charlie brown. >> he represents what we all feel and never talk about. >> absolutely. >> we want to feel like we're all buttoned up and together. charlie brown lays it all out there. but we have to celebrate his attributes of kindness, honesty, and that never give up spirit that he's always had.
>> reporter: it's a spirit that remains intact and still loveably insecure, even in spectacular 3-d. i'm turning you over to wolf blitzer in the situation room. happening now, not an accident. investigators who analyzed the black boxes from the metrojet wreckage, they are now certain it was brought down by a bomb. they tell cnn affiliate france 20 that indicators show a normal flight, then a sudden blackout. game changer. with intelligence already suggesting a terror attack, stepped-up security is now ordered for some flights to the united states. and with an urgent scramble to evacuate tens of thousands of stranded tourists, what will the downing of the russian jet mean for air travel? putin's crossroads. after a briefing by u.s. and british intelligence, russia suspends all flights to egypt.
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