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the suspected austin serial bomber is dead. moments ago police identified him as 24-year-old mark anthony conditt. police say this man blew himself up as a s.w.a.t. team was approaching his car. now despite his death, police are warning this threat is not over. >> we don't know where this suspect has spent his last 24 hours. we still need to remain vigilant to ensure that no other packages or devices have been left through the community. >> our ed lavandera is just north of austin where this all ended last night. what's the latest? >> reporter: investigators are still here at the scene. some of the lanes of the southbound section of interstate 35 are starting to reopen but you can still see there across the interstate, the command vehicles that are still working the scene, that is where the surreal end of this hunt for the
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suspected serial bomber came to an end just a few hours ago in the dead of night. investigators were able to -- using cell phone try angulation track down the man that they suspected to be the suspect, 24-year-old mark conditt. in the parking lot of a hotel just up the road from here. and they sent a team out to survey him and put eyes on him and they were -- the team was waiting for tactical units to show up when the suspect left the parking lot and started driving away and ended up driving into a ditch. a s.w.a.t. team approached the car and as that team did that, authorities say the suspect triggered a bomb that he had there in the car and blew himself up, john. right now as you mentioned leading into this, still a great deal of concern as investigators are now starting to piece together the parts of his life and trying to determine motivation for all of this but also more importantly and more urgently right now this morning, trying to make sure that there
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are no other explosive devices that have been left somewhere throughout the city or have already been mailed before they were able to get close to him. so that is the kind of work that is taking place right now this morning. >> ed lavandera, thanks very much. james galiano, retired fbi supervisory special agent. we know the name of the suspect. you have to believe authorities have known it for some time. what are they doing with that right now? >> two things, to ed's point there we've got to make sure there are no devices out there, nothing left unexplode the and as the police and atf and fbi go through and comb through the subject's home and digital exhaust, labtop use, google searches, also accomplices, did he have somebody working with him or wittingly or unwittingly
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provided material support. we wnt to know what the motivation behind this was. there's usually a number of different things it could be. first of all terrorism, we know that involves violence or intimidation in the pursuit of political or social goals. also a hate crime. somebody that's motivated by hatred towards a particular religion or creed or whatever and we have to worry about an arcists. that was the golden age of terrorism where wombombings wer used domesticcy, 600 casualties during that. is this somebody looking to create mayhem as police used the term. the definition is somebody who is trying to sew disorder. >> if there is a continuing threat, correct? >> also, i think we always want to know what caused somebody to do this so we can hopefully get out in front of the next one. >> looking backwards at this now, what do you think the big break was in this case?
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>> i think the big break was you remember there were three packages delivered on porches on the east side of austin and trip wire on the west side of austin. the two packages that went to the fedex facility in the south part of boston and the fact that a, one of them didn't explode giving investigators a chance to find out the bomber's signature and maybe latent prints as well as the fact he had to physically take those packages into a store to have them shipped. >> good quick police work. >> absolutely. >> two days, amazing police work. the police atf and fbi, yesterday you had a maryland deputy sheriff as an sro confront a school shooter and take him out. two amazing days for law enforcement and the country. >> important people in customau do not let your guard down. they don't know if this person planted more devices, a serious threat could skill exist -- >> good caution should be taken. >> thanks very much. >> infuriated and disappointed and rattled, that is how sources are describing the mood of the
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president and chief of staff this morning, this after a leak about the president's phone call with vladimir putin. on that call, the president ignored advisers guidance to not congratulate the russian leader on the re-election win. that move drawing backlash from republicans and democrats. kaitlan, what have you heard? >> reporter: to put it frankly, the president is furious. he was fuming last night after news of this leaked out very quickly i should note after the president told reporters that he did in fact congratulate vladimir putin on the election victory and the president is angry, he fully realizes there's only a small group of people who had access to these briefing materials and would have realized he was told not to congratulate putin during the call and ignored those materials clearly and did so. he's fuming. he wants to know who leaked this. he's been calling his aides and outside advisers asking who they think could have revealed this information to the media. he is not pleased about it here, john. it's not just the president
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himself. the chief of staff john kelly is also furious this leaked and he's been asking those around him and supposed to address it with staffers here at the white house today, but john, what's interesting here, this for the president reinforces this long held belief he has that there are staffers who work inside of this administration particularly in the national security realm that are actively trying to undermine him. this just feeds that belief of the president and feeds that fear of that paranoia atmosphere here in the west wing of things they say and do will get leaked out. he's very fuming. but aides here to be clear are not mad that the president congratulated vladimir putin on his election victory. they are mad this information was leak out but that sent. . is being reflected by republicans on capitol hill as mark toshco rubio just told my colleague manu raju. >> you know what i like even less, there's someone close to him leaking stuff out. in you don't like the guy, quit.
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to leak things out, it's dangerous and i don't like what he did but i really hate there's someone in the inner circle willing to leak the stuff. you don't like working for the president, resign your job. >> so clearly that sentiment there echoed by the president here, john. i should note it is snowing here in washington, all of the events on the president's schedule have been canceled today and likely to spend the day in the west wing -- in the residence stewing over the fact that somebody leaked some very sensitive information about his call to a foreign leader. >> sort of extended executive time today. kaitlan collins at the snowy white house. thank you very much. ben cardin of maryland, thank you so much for being with us. there are two issues here. the fact that the president congratulated vladimir putin on his election win then the fact that it leaked. let's take the second part first. that's what the president and chief of staff are furious about this morning. i'm not sure you heard the reaction from marco rubio moments ago. senator rubio says if you don't
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like what the president is doing, quit but don't leak this. do you think it's possible to have -- >> i don't think that should be leaked but let's not lose focus of what the president of the united states did. that's the second question you're asking. he congratulated mr. putin on elections that's so much against the values and interests of america to promote democracy and free and fair elections -- >> we'll get to this. absolutely, i want to get to the substance of the call but there is also substance within the leak. what does it tell you about how much the president can trust the national security apparatus that sush rounds him? someone on the inside of the inside must have leaked this. >> it is troubling. but i want the president to get objective advice. i am concerned that the president has intimidated his advisers not even to give him their independent advice. we saw that with mr. tillerson being fired. so no, it's very troublesome
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that there's a leak within the white house on national security issues. that cannot be tolerated. but i do want to make it clear, that we want the president to get independent advice and we would hope at times he would give more deference to the experts. >> you do have a problem with the fact of the phone call. you do not think he should have called to congratulate vad ir putin? >> absolutely, it's in our interest to promote democracy and good governance and the elections in russia were controlled by mr. putin. and the media was controlled by him. opposition candidates were not allowed to be on the ballot, only hand picked opponents could be on the ballot. by congratulating mr. putin, it gives a green light to his propaganda, that is against our national security interest. >> did you raise similar concerns back in 2012 when then president obama called to congratulate vladimir putin on
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the last election victory? >> i have certainly raised issues in regards to mr. putin's prior elections, absolutely i have. >> so again, because people are saying obama called putin, what does it matter if president trump called vad ladimir putin? >> there are so many issues between the united states and russia, including their continued interference in our system of government that needs to be front and center in conversations between the president of our country and mr. putin. >> look, we don't believe he raised the russian election meddling and the nerve agent attack in russia. you feel both of those things were necessary? >> yes, i think at this point, the failure to mention that gives mr. putin the belief that he can even go further against u.s. interests and the reaction from the president of the united states will not be there. we also see sanctions very mild sanctions that have been imposed. the full weight of what congress did is yet to be imposed by the
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president of the united states. we see european leaders, particularly the prime minister of great britain, coming out very strongly against mr. putin's actions in her country. we haven't seen that from the president of the united states. >> there was a school shooting in your state yesterday and happened in saint mary's county. i believe you visited just this morning maybe even to help that community heal from this. it could have been much, much worse if not for the bravery of an armed school resource officer. there are people who look at this and say, this is an example of how someone with a weapon inside a school can help mitigate these disasters. how do you feel? >> resource officers are law enforcement officers specifically trained how to deal with circumstances within a school. and we do have a trained resource officer in each of our high schools at saint mary's county, three high schools and all three have resource officers
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and we have resource officers in many of our high schools around maryland. they are a valuable addition to the security within a school. what we don't want to see is more guns brought into the school by arming school personnel not -- that's not their function. >> the difference between a teacher and school resource officer matters here, that's what you believe? >> absolutely. no question about it. resource officer is known and trained or she's trained to do what's necessary. the local law enforcement know about the resource officer, they coordinate with the local resource officer. this is a trained law enforcement personnel, to have that experience in the school is certainly adds to the security. >> senator cardin, thank you so much for being with us and visiting with that community that i know is grieving this morning as well. we appreciate it, senator. >> thank you. >> a porn star and playmate and reality star, fighting back to break their silence against donald trump. we have the latest details on this legal more as the president
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polygraph test that stormy daniels took in 2011 as a part of her interview with life and style magazine about her 2006 alleged affair with donald trump. as a part of that interview, she was asked to take this test. here she is taking the test to try to determine whether she was telling the truth. two questions that she was asked as a part of this test, one, did you have vaginal intercourse with donald trump in july of 2006 and second did you have any unprotected sex with donald trump at the same time? and she answered yes to both and the person who administered this polygraph test said that there was no reason to question that she was telling the truth, in other words he determined that she was telling the truth about her having unprotected and vaginal sex with donald trump at the time. and to make things mover dramatic. there is video of her taking this test. stormy daniels lawyer saying that he paid $25,000 so that he's in possession of this test
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and wants to make sure it is safely guarded throughout this litigation and make sure it is not tampered with. >> that's behind door number one. door number two, not to make light of it, karen mcdougall, suing to get out of a nondisclosure agreement. >> remember, she is someone who has alleged she had a 10-month affair with donald trump and now she's suing american media inc., the company that knowns the national eninquirer, she said she was paid $150,000 for her story but the publication never ran the story. this is a process that people refer to as catch and kill. she also says she's been threatened by the company with financial ruin. makes you wonder if there are two women taking legal action to try to get out of these agreements, could there be other women who have similar agreements they want to get out of. >> different people though, one with nondisclosures and another with american media, how connected they are to the
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president. those are consensual relationships athena jones, the case you're dealing with, not consensual. >> the former apprentice contestant who says trump harassed or assaulted her in, unwanted kissing and touched her breast. she came out with these allegations in october of 2016 close to the election. and immediately the same day then candidate trump denied them in a statement and continued to deny them on the campaign trail in debates and rallies, on twitter. various times and he didn't just deny her allegations but those of other women who had come forward to claim it, calling them all liars saying they were 100% fabric diagnosations, claiming trump defamed her and call caused her harm calling her a liar. trump's legal team tried to get it dismissed on several grounds, one being he's immune from a lawsuit. the judge did not buy that. they have ten days to respond.
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what impact will have this on other women and other cases? we know this could mean that the president is deposed and called on to testify. we also know that zervos's legal team subpoenaed trump's campaign last year asking for all documents relating to her, all communications with or about her and all documents concerning any woman asserted donald j. trump touched her inappropriately. it's a lot. >> it opens the door to a whole slew of new questions. thanks very much. anger in the white house after details of president trump's call with vladimir putin are leaked. now the president's top aides are determined to find out who let that information out. lawmakers -- some lawmakers saying that's not the real issue.
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president trump is said to be infuriated, joiningmy now, alice stewart and bacari sellers, this is justifiable paranoia, someone is leaking the information from the white house, the advice that the national security team is giving him. you can understand why the president and chief of staff are upset about this. >> yeah, and within hours too, the president spoke with vladimir putin and within hours the "washington post" has a report about what he was supposed to say on the call and what he didn't say.
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we've had transcripts in the past of some of his calls which are also sort of a breach. that stuff goes out wider and there was distance and time that passed before we got a look at that. i think if you're in the white house right now and everybody is suspect because that is such a small closely held group of people that has access to that information. so it is very striking and you have to think that john kelly, the president of the united states are very frustrated at this point. >> alice stewart, this tells us there are people that work very closely with the president who don't like what he's doing. >> certainly, i don't blame the president for being furious and don't blame john kelly for being furio furious. they should find this person and kick them out of the white house and possibly seek prosecution. look, it's a real problem when you have inner circle members of the white house who are more concerned about their perception outside of the oval office than their fidelity inside the office. that's what we have here, someone who is more concerned
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about what people think they may not be advising the president on. that's a real problem. i agree with the fact -- i think he shouldn't have been so con grat la tri in his comments to putin. i think he should have pulled that back quite a bit when you're congratulating a dictator for winning a sham election, that doesn't do a whole election as leader of the free world and voice of democracy. i think that's a problem but also what he didn't say on the call, he didn't call out vladimir putin for russian meddling in the election and didn't bring up the fact that the chemical attack in the uk and i understand the president wants a good relationship with putin, but sometimes you have to show a little tough love and talk about things that are uncomfortable. >> to that point, the leak aside, don't the american people deserve to know that their president is congratulating the so-called winner of this so-called election that the president didn't bring up election meddling and didn't bring up this nerve agent attack? >> well, there are two things. first you have the leak.
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and we all believe and all know with a good deal of certainty that it came from the national security apparatus and came from someone on hr mcmaster's team and likely because of the fact that they are tired of the president undermining their work to contain russia, to punish russia and have a strong front against russia. i think hr mcmaster, to his credit has taken on the tried and true professional method of yolo, he feels he's always under attack. this is a way his team is able to fight back and say they are not doing what they should be doing, that being the president, to protect the best interest of the united states. that's first. second, alice hit the nail on the head. we as the american public deserve to have a president who is standing up for the best interest of our country. to congratulate a thug a dictator of a country that's practically a gas station right now with a nuclear bomb, after they've done things like meddle in our election, model in other country's elections and you have
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a nerve agent or nerve gas attack on an ally's soil, to not even bring these things up, i believe is malpractice and malfeasance. the american public deserves to know this. they can find the leak if they want to, but i'm more concerned about the president's acquiescence to vladimir putin's wishes. >> i will say this, a lot has happened since 2012. a lot has happened between crimea and russian election meddling and the nerve agent attack in the last few weeks. but barack obama when he was president did call vladimir putin in 2012 with a congratulations, it's not as if these types of calls don't happen ever. but this one certainly happened without any kind of -- >> go ahead, bakari. >> john, let's not forget that barack obama issued some of the toughest sanctions t that we've ever seen against russia. it's economy was spiraling and close to bankruptcy. he actually dispelled and kicked
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out russian nationals from the united states of america for their meddling. yes, barack obama did call him and congratulate him on a victory, however, when you look at the totality of the circumstances, there's no question that barack obama he should have done more, but he also did more than this president is doing to protect our interest. i think allison and i are correct in saying that all we're asking is for donald trump to do more. >> there's no evidence that president trump has ever said a cross word to or about vladimir putin. stand by, we're going to come back in a moment. on capitol hill testifying and moments ago did speak about russian election meddling. let's listen. >> in 2016, we know that russian actors targeted state election systems we have no evidence that votes were changed as a result of their efforts. however, the threat of interference remains and we recognize that the 2018 mid-term and future elections are clearly potential targets for russian
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hacking attempts. >> joining me now senior congressional correspondent manu raju on capitol hill. there's been a lot out of this hearing, manu? >> reporter: that's right. the administration defending its response on how exactly to deal with the threat going forward and members themselves of this committee issuing a series of recommendations. they believe the states should take ahead of the 2018 elections to ensure that nothing happens like this again. one thing that they are debating here, whether or not enough was done in 2016 to ensure that the state prevented russian efforts to influence the elections back then. that's why you have jeh johnson, former homeland security secretary saying that he preferred that the administration -- the government took steps to label state systems as so-called critical infrastructure to ensure the federal government could do more to clamp down and prevent this kind of activity.
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but outside of the hearing, john, there have been a lot of discussions about another controversy, vladimir putin and that conversation that president trump had with vladimir putin and the con grat la tri phone call, i had a chance to ask chuck grassley whether or not he was okay with the fact the president congratulated vladimir putin but also did not call him out on election meddling. >> i'll talk about trump making a phone call but i'm very happy to make a comment on what you asked me, i think putin is a criminal. you can -- what he did in georgia, what he did in ukraine and what he's done in the baltics and -- what he's done in london, poisoning people with nerve gas, that's a criminal activity. i wouldn't have a conversation with a criminal.
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>> some strong words there. something you're also hearing from a number of republicans on the hill who do not believe the president should have done this, we'll see if the president responds in any way but clearly not much support what the perfect did in congratulating vladimir putin for the election victory. >> the latest from the hill and that hearing, thanks so much. back with the panel. we've talked through i think the phone call and implications there. if i can shift gears matt vizer to the legal battle right now, just one the president is facing, dealing with the special counsel investigation. we got word he wanted to hire ted olsen to join his legal team. the one guy who can put on his resume i won a presidential election in 2012, played a key role -- 2000 in bush v gore. i don't think you can go from hiring ted olsen on tuesday and then wednesday say oh, no, don't worry about it, everything is okay right now. isn't this a sign that the president has got real issues
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concerns about his legal representation? >> yeah, i mean, this legal battle is not a new one. the mueller investigation has been the most enduring aspect of president trump's presidency so far. and yet, you're kind of in the heat of things and trying to shift gears all of a sudden right now and that's not a good sign. and he's also keeps adding layers upon layers of his legal team without sort of shedding some of it. so the fact that he's trying to add somebody -- the fact he's turned down by somebody as prominent as ted olsen, all of that not a great sign heading into potentially very dicey period for him as they try and figure out whether president trump is going to undergo questioning from the special counsel. as the investigation shows all signs of heating up. >> alice stewart, we're lucky to have you, one last question, you worked for the cruz campaign. ted cruz was the first candidate
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to hire cambridge analytica in the news, information provided by that organization. i wonder what your take is now on all of this information we're finding out about the fact that 50 million facebook users may have had had data in the hands of cambridge and everything that's happened since. >> i think it's important with that, we used cambridge analytica only for data mining and analytics and it was clear and explicit in the contract we used that all of the information we received and they gathered was done lawfully and according to all of the laws and regulations. and once our presidential campaign was over, we severed ties with them. a lot of what we're hearing from cambridge analytica happened since then. i think it is troubling, there are a lot of questions that need to be answered about how they have obtained information and nasbook needs to come forward and answer a lot of questions. this is concerning. we're talking about 500 million people that use facebook and
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their personal information being used for reasons that they are not aware of. and i think that's concerning, but also, i know that cambridge analytica likes to brag how they won the donald trump presidency and that's not the case. the rnc came in with great information and they helped with the data and analytics that put him over the finish line. they are cutting themselves way too much in the back. >> thanks for being with us. careful of that snow. 70 million people under the winter storm watch or warning as the northeast braces for this monster storm. we're not bracing for it anymore, we're right in the middle of it. it's right around us. we have team coverage next.
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we have team coverage. ryan? >> yeah, john, this storm may be starting later than expected but normally on a day like today, you could see the dome no problem. you can barely see it right now. interestingly enough both the house and senate are in session today but everything else in the nation's capitol is shut down. that means the federal government is shut down, d.c. government shut down. all of the school districts in northern virginia and maryland and d.c. are shut down as well. in many ways this has the making for a perfect snow day. this snow is perfect for this kind of work. we've built the snowman on the national mall. didn't take long at all. this snow is easily packable, it's heavy and wet. easy to turn into a snowball or snowman. and honestly it's not that cold. everything is shut down. it has all of the makings where a day to get outside and play or stay inside with hot chocolate and enjoy the day.
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if you're traveling, a lot of travel precautions to take in mind. the roads are slick and little bit wet. many of the major airlines are also either delaying or canceling flights. you should check before you go. right now the nation's capitol, a snowy and what could be an enjoyable day. >> see if you can get from mos from the snowman. ryan mobilenobles, thanks. jennifer gray in villanova, pennsylvania, what do we have? >> john, finally started snowing around 9:00 this morning. before then it was basically rain and sleet but the snow machine has really turned on. a lot of snow on the ground is from the storm we had previously and even before that. what's accumulated on top of that is a little less than an inch. we have a measuring tool by the truck. you can see the snow all right starting to accumulate on the tree branches, this is going to be a heavy, wet snow and we talk
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about that a lot with these spring storms, it is going to possibly bring down those trees and power lines and so we could see additional power outages. that's a huge concern, about 600 flights vr canceled in the philadelphia airport alone. and so air travel is basically not happening today and road travel is going to be very difficult. so the cities basically shut down and government offices and schools, people are staying home. this will continue as we go through all day today and even into the overnight hours. >> oh, great. jennifer gray, thank you very much. appreciate it. >> so, a porn star and playmate and reality star, they are all putting serious legal pressure on the president of the united states. ♪ the fastest samsung ever demands t-mobile, the fastest network ever. right now get the new samsung galaxy s9 for half off.
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president trump continues with special counsel robert mueller's russia probe with the president's mounting possible legal battles don't stop there. three different cases, joining me now michael zeldin, thanks for being with us. the other cases are getting increasingly serious, particularly the case having to do with the former apprentice contestant suing the president for defamation. she says the president sexually harassed her and there were unwanted kisses and unwanted -- suing for defamous. that has major implications,
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correct? >> this is a mirror of what president clinton went through with paula jones. and it will be appealed no doubt but this is i think the most problematic case mentioned. >> what happens now is that she may not be the only person in a similar situation who feels the way she does. in theory other women who feel they've been defamed could sue. the president risks the possibility of being deposed. now i understand there will be appeals and this won't happen tomorrow. but what's the risk there? >> the risk is what happened to president clinton. he doesn't tell the truth under oath and that's problematic and that what the hearing is about is when he said that she had an affair with him, he lied when he accused her of lying. so she's saying i had an affair. he said you're a lee ar. the court says let's find out if
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you had an affair and if what you said was true. truth is the only defense in the defamation action. it brings up the entire affair. >> it will be very interesting to see. in the defamation case that has to do was it a consensual relationship, this was an unwanted sexual advance. the consensual relationships, alleged affairs have to do with stormy daniels and karen mcdougall. there's been a lot of noise happening in the last 24 hours on that. we have a polygraph test, isn't admissible per se but goes to prove there was a relationship there. what would be enough to get these nondisclosure agreements thrown out, counselor? >> there were two approaches being undertaken. first is is this a valid contract? and in ms. clifford's case, stormy daniels' case, the question is, do they have a valid contract because it implies on the face of the contract that the president should have signed it. so it's essentially do we have a contract. the second one, nondisclosure
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is, was this with mcdougall, was this in good faith negotiated or was she tricked in some way? these are breach of contract actions. if the contracts are upheld they won't be allowed to talk. if they are not upheld, then they'll be free to talk. you have breach of contract on one hand and then defame ougs, did the president commit a lie when he said stormy daniels -- when he said summer zervos, did have an affair. >> thanks for being with us, appreciate it. >> serena williams returned to ten ace of giving birth, sparked a new debate over -- is she being punished for being a mother? many sleep-aids have pain medicine
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welcome to the entirely new ford expedition. should a tennis player be penalized in the rankings for having a baby. andy scholes has more on the debate in today's bleacher report. >> according to the rules if you leave the game of tennis for an extended period of time, you drop in the rankings but should that be the case if you leave to have a baby. that's a debate going on ahead of the miami open. this bleacher report brought to you by the ford f-150. she was ranked number one in the world when she stepped away from the game. right now she has dropped down to 491st in the rankings and because of that has to play much tougher opponents earlier on in
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the miami open. the tournament director and former pro james blake tells cnn he doesn't think what's happening to serena is fair. >> she was pregnant, left at number one in the world and comes back and is at the mercy of the draw when she comes back because she went and gave birth and had a -- did something that's so beautifully natural that you don't think there should be any sort of punishment for it. >> because serena is ranked so low, her match today more like a championship match than an opening round. she'll take on o sack ka coming off winning and up and coming player. the wta will be reviewing rules how returning mothers will be ranked for the 2019 season. sweet 16 picks ramps up tomorrow night. loyola, chicago, 98-year-old sister jean if their corner. and the clemson tigers have franklin grooms, 82 years old and his wife 72, they have been
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greeting the tigers at the team bus before and after every single road trip for the past ten years no matter what time of day it is. said years ago when she found the team left and had no one to welcome them, it broke her heart. they made it their mission to be there for the team. >> we've been there in sleet, rain, we're there no matter what. >> been there 2:00 in the morning. >> if it was 3:00 or 4:00, we would be there. >> we would be there. >> you be safe and careful out there. >> yes, ma'am. >> i know we have a lot of fans mostly because we're winning but even when we was losing, they were always there supporting us. i appreciate them so much. >> y'all have fun out there. >> tigers coach has even joked you are crazy for being here in the middle of the night. you should be in bed. but that hasn't stopped them from doing what they love to do. >> awesome people. good luck to the grooms and sister jean.
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someone is going home unhappy. andy scholes, thanks for being with us. that is all for us today. i'm john berman at this hour with brianna keilar today starts right now. hi, there, i'm brianna keilar. this morning austin texas awakens from a nightmare. the serial bomber is dead. police say early this morning the suspect now identified as mark anthony conditt detonated a bomb in side of a car as a s.w.a.t. team closed in to arrest him. since march 2nd, five separate explosions have gone off across the austin aer. two killed and four others attack as the attacks grew more sophisticated. police warn the threat may not be completely over. ed laugh


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