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an independent autopsy shows receive go stephon clark was shot eight times, six was in his book. >> it contradicts the narrative put forth. the white house not happen with scott pruitt over his controversial living arrangements and security detail. is the epa chief perhaps the next one to go? >> i think he should resign. if he didn't, toesn't, the pres should fire him. good morning to you. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. >> and this morning white house officials are frustrated, the epa is on the defense and some democrats are calling for a resignation, all of this over the head of the epa and how he is spending taxpayer's money. >> so the main issue is where scott pruitt lives when he is in washington. he has been renting a condo at a rate far below market value from
the family of an energy lobbyist, a deal some say may be illegal. >> the justification they tried to offer has about everybody in washington who has ever looked for an apartment chuckling is the idea that it is perfectly normal in this town to get a prime location, and this house really is that, it is right next to the house senate office building on capitol hill, for $50 a night. and the owner will hold the house open for you for any night that you don't use it. >> abby phillip joining us live from west palm beach where the president is spending the easter weekend. abby, have we heard from the president on this yet or do we expect to today? >> reporter: good morning. the president is here hoping to have a quite weekend of golf, but there is this brewing issue with the scott pruitt that has concerned some of his advisers back in washington. now, the white house is expressing some frustration with
scott pruitt and how he has handled the controversy over his use of this condo. they have warned him several weeks ago to deal with the ethics problems and notify them before it ended up in the media. but with pruitt, this has unfolded publicly before white house officials were able to properly deal with it behind the scenes. and they are not particularly happy about it. this comes as president trump has already dealt with several of his cabinet members with similar spending issues. he has lost two cabinet secretaries over this problem. david shulkin just this past week, but the tom price earlier last year. and several other officials have been trying to resolve their ethics problems that have created distractions according to some senior administration officials. but the white house has been pretty quiet on this issue and so has president trump. they say that their silence is a sign that they are not happy with how this is being handled and they are not running out to
defend scott pruitt in the face of these accusations. now, the epa has said that they believe that these payments that he made for this condo were not in any way an ethical problem, that he made an arrangement that was not a gift. he did pay a sum of money to stay in that room although obviously ethics watch dogs and democrats on the hill are saying $50 a night for a room on capitol hill whenever he feels like using it is certainly not a market value arrangement that scott brew pruitt had. but the white house dealing with yet another cabinet scandal going in to this weekend. and it is unclear whether or not whether this will be the final straw for president trump. >> abby phillip, so appreciate it. thank you. joining me now, josh rogen and amanda turkill. so many interesting elements to this story, the latest there abc
news where they reported a year ago this moment when his secret service detail, talking about scott pruitt, couldn't get in contact with him. they thought he was unconscious, they called 911, emergency crews were mobilized and they burst threw the door to find him awaking from a nap. just a bizarre story, amanda. >> and then because they broke the door and the glatss, they hd to reimburse like $4,000, $5,000. so more taxpayer money to fund scott pruitt. the trump administration is a mess. they have all these ethic scandals which is funny because it is not like scott pruitt is hurting for money. taxpayers are also paying for him to fly back and forth from oklahoma and he has been flying first class which is outraging a lot of people because obviously it is a lot more expensive, but he is saying needs it because of all the threats he is getting.
that is a break from past practice of other epa administrators. so scott pruitt is in-krcredibl expensive and he is not the only one. you had all these other public officials who don't seem to understand that they can't just sort of use taxpayer money to find these things. >> and the context of this, how long does scott pruitt last with this continued grip, grdrip rkt drip of headlines? >> i've been living in washington for about 20 years now. $50 a night hasn't been the market rate since good about 19. isn't pass the laugh test. if i had a lobbyist friend, no way that i would get a price that good. for scott pruitt, this is only the latest as amanda pointed out in a long string of scandals. he was flying to the vatican, meeting with the pope, flying
around the world all on taxpayer dime and with the security detail in tow. he built a $43,000 sound proof booth inside his office which included $18,000 for pouring two foot slab of concrete in order to sound proof -- for what reason? i can only imagine. we're talking about pretty egregious things. and i don't know what happened with his health scare, i hope he is okay, but second and apart from that, the drip, drip, drip cannot foe on foreveon forever. and i can understand why he thinks it is okay. the president is not living under the ethical standards. but that is not okay for people who work for him. >> according to abc new, pruitt declined medical treatment that day, so we assume that he is doing pretty well. let's talk about something that happened yesterday. the president before he headed to mar-a-lago declared april or proclaimed i should say april
national sexual assault awareness and prevention month. we must respond to sexual assault by identifying and holding predators accountable, too often however the victims remain silent. they may fear receipt 2ri abuse, lack faith in the justice system or have difficulty confronting the pain associated with the traumatic experience. now, from this same president, he tweeted out just last month people's lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. some some are true, some are false, some are old, some are new, there is no recovery from someone falsely accused. life and career are gone. is there no such thing 234i longer than due process. not referring to anything specific. is there some contra decision you you see here, amanda? >> yeah, absolutely.decision you you see here, amanda? >> yeah, absolutely.proclamatiot i don't think that any assault victims will get any solace considering who it is coming from. the president itself has been
accused of smault aof sexual as multiple women, he responded saying it was fake new, they are too ugly, be and just said that you can't believe these women. and that is just the president himself. that doesn't even include the men that he supported, people like roy moore in alabama, trump very publicly supported him despite all the allegations, despite the fact that many other members of the republican party said we don't want to have anything to do with roy moore because we believe the women who are accusing him. so, yeah, this proclamation is ridiculous because everything that the president and white house has done is completely to the opposite. >> let me read a little more of this. sexual assault crimes remain tragically common and offenders where too often evade accountability, heinous crimes areindiscriminately. now the president of the united states, let's watch this --
>> i'm automatically attracted to beautiful women. just a magnet. they let you do it. you can do anything. >> josh, this again puts us in the position of the context of the man in the office, the president signs this proclamation about sexual assault awareness and prevention, but also has the hollywood -- "access hollywood" tape. he salutes the missing in action and p.o.w.s, but then says john mccain was only a hero because he was captured. we're seeing this again as he signs this proclamation. >> yeah, probably not shocking news that there is hypocrisy going on inside the white house. trump is leading the effort to to stop internet bullying. what is next, a proclamation on heart health? i don't think that we should really focus on that. what we should focus on here is
the fact that in the trump era, maybe partially in fons to all of the other allegations against president trump we've seen a revolution, an evolution, an awakening about really the scope and scale of the problem of sexual assault. we've seen the "me too" movement, this is really a generational change. and we're not going back. and so despite the fact that the president of the united states is probably the leftover example from a foregone era, what is going on is huge and significant and positive. and we should all sort of recognize this proclamation in that light and realize that even though we still have a long way to go, awareness and action to stop sexual assault and sexual harassment is going in the right direction. >> excellent point. thank you both. coming up, new insight into the 2016 police shooting of alton sterling. the never before seen video, what it is now revealing about
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this morning there is new disturbing video of alton sterling's final moments. july 5, 2016, sterling a black man was shot six times by a white officer outside of baton rouge convenience store. >> you may remember this cellphone video. outrage ignited when this came out. the new video though you you are about to see gives somewhat of a clearer account of exactly what
happened that night. >> we want to warn you, this video is graphic, it is disturbing. caylkaylee hartung has more. >> reporter: good morning. now with the help of both officers' body cams and surveillance video from that convenience store, go have a more clear and complete account of the encounter and the struggle that led to alton sterling's death. this new video released last night by the baton rouge police department, i want to remind you again, it is disturbing. graphic and disturbing new video. >> what did i do? >> [ bleep ] shoot your [ bleep ]. put your hands on the car. >> reporter: showing the controversial shooting debt of alton sterling in july 2016. the baton rouge chief of police announcing blaine salamoni who shot him six times will be fired over on his actions. >> the violation of command ever temper has been sustained.
officer blaine salamoni has been terminated from the baton rouge police department. >> reporter: this week staalamo refused to answer any questions during a disciplinary hearing while howie lake the other officer answered them all. blake who the chief said made mistakes but controlled his temper during the encounter was given a three day unpaid suspension. >> two different perspectives, one officer did not follow the tactics training, professional inch and organizational standards. >> reporter: the police chief making it clear their investigation was separate from the criminal charges both officers were cleared of. the police department released four videos from the night, including this surveillance from the convenience store. that is sterling at the front of the store sitting at a table where he is selling cds. minutes into the tape, he is seen conducting a transaction with an unidentified man. he removes what appears to be a
gun from the front pocket. and then he jokingly makes a shooting motion towards the man. that night police were initially called to the convenience store responding to a 911 call from a witness who saw a man with a gun. watch closely as things escalate quickly. from salsalamoni's perspective,u can see a brief struggle and then his gun is trained on sterling's head. >> [ bleep ] shoot you in the head. [ bleep ]. >> reporter: he was pinned to the ground and tased twice. >> get on the ground! >> reporter: before being fatally shot. previously released cellphone videos recorded by bystanders show at this point in the encounter salamoni believed sterling was armed. a gun was recovered from sterling's body. but the federal and state investigations determined the officers' actions were
reasonable. and couldn't move that sterling wasn't reaching for a gun. blaine salamoni's attorney says that they are disappointed in the chief's decision to fire him. they will appeal that. they believe that he should have had a punishment similar to howie lake's, a three day suspension. but as the new video circulates, alton sterling's family now trying to keep his children from seeing it. the family's attorney tells cnn what they find most disturbing about this video is that you can hear the way the officers cuss over alton sterling's body, the way they call him names as he lay bleeding and dying. >> caylee akaylee hartung, than. >> our legal analyst is with us. >> he got away with murder. i understand that he was not prosecuted on the federal or state level. i understand that the prosecutor said we couldn't prove beyond a reason be doubt that he wasn't in fear for his life.
that is not the way you are supposed to analyze these cases. the fact that he didn't immediately comply doesn't mean he should die. and that mindset that i'm going to pull out a firearm and either you do exactly what i say or i'll shoot you in the street, that is not how these encounters should occur. >> which is why that he was fired. the police chief calling it a command of temper that was violated. we know that the children have filed a wrongful death lawsuit. they did that actually in june against the city of baton rouge, against the police department. does this -- how does this weigh into what could happen in that civil suit? >> i think it helps the civil case. the standard will be a little bit different in a civil case. it is not proof beyond a reasonable doubt that he intended to kill alton sterling. the standard is did he violate his constitutional rights. and i think the fact that he was fired from his job for not following the proper protocols and policies that they had in place is good evidence to
support the civil case. but none of that changes this behavior over time. i mean we've seen civil settlements time and time again, but very few prosecutions abo. and even fewer convictions. and it is only from the criminal standpoint that i think we'll see any change. unless we see these folks prosecuted and held accountable, you won't see fundamental change. >> so why is it so hard to bring criminal charges against somebody when you do hear threats like that from the get-go is this immediately he was like i'm going to shoot you you in the head. how does it happen that we're back in this place? >> the supreme court gives a lot of protection to police officers. and so the standard that prosecutors use to evaluate those cases is different than if you or i were involved in a shooting incident. they are going to determine in hindsight whether a reasonable officer in that same position could have found it necessary to use force, deadly force, in this situation. not in hindsight, not knowing
what we know now, not all the facts and circumstances, but put yourself in that cop's shoes and was it unreasonable to fire a gun at that point. and that is the legal standard. and what really bugs me and what is very different again from you or i or any other citizen is they are making this evaluation before they indict the person. they are making this evaluation before a jury trial. that is not appropriate. this kind of decision is up to a jury. all you need is probable cause to get an indictment, not proof beyond a reasoeeasonable doubt. but police officers are different. now, you understand that from a practices cute tore frost cu prosecutor's side because they lose a lot of these cases. an aggressive prosecutor indicts these officer, but none go to jail. >> but if this went to a jury, canning process nosi nin ning y?
>> i think this evidence of intent, the fact that one of the officers showed up with the idea that you comply or you you die. and i'm here with a gun. there is no question whether sterling had a gun or not, he was not in a position to use that firearm on those officers. he was not posing an immediate threat to anyone in that area. and that is what they should have evaluated. but juries usually side with cops. they give them a lot of leeway because they recognize it is a dangerous job. so i don't know even if he was indicted that he would have actually been convicted. but that is no excuse not to charge him. i think people need to see these officers go through the process like anybody else. and then if a jury acquits them, then they acquit. >> the fact that this police officer has been fired, do you think there is any consequential change that could happen from that, are police departments paying attention in that regard? >> when did this happen, 2016 and fired over a year later? i don't know. to me as an officer, that signals that i can do what i want to. and as long as i have some
argument after the fact that i could have been in fear or i do have had some reasonable justification, i'm going to be okay. i may lose my job, but i'm even appealing that decision. >> and that appeal, how plausible is it that he could win that? >> i don't see it happening. i know his lawyer, a very good lawyer, but salamoni gave no facts during the investigation, refused to answer any questions. i don't see how you you justify what he did at all. >> all right. page pate, appreciate it. president trump says it is time for the u.s. to get out of syria. would that be another win for russia? also, russia's testing missiles, expelling diplomats. how far can this back be and forth go? and for how long?
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29 past the hour on a saturday. hope it is r and r for you today. >> national security officials tell cnn that they are worried about what could happen if the u.s. suddenly withdraws from this battle against isis there in syria. >> president trump of course floated the idea of leaving syria, floated the idea at a rally. national security officials say if the u.s. is no longer in syria, it could create avoid that isis or another terror
group could certainly fill or at the very least it could be a win for russia. this is being debated at a time when russia of course is testing new missiles and kicking out diplomats from nearly two dozen countries in an escalating international standoff. >> joining us now is tom nichols, professor of knanation security affairs. >> and also author of the campaign against established knowledge and riot matters. hello, sir, thank you so many for being with us. your assessment of what would happen if the u.s. did pull out of syria. would that be a significant win for russia? >> it's hard to tell because it is hard to tell exactly what the president meant by that and when and how he does it. but, yeah, if the russians get a free hand in syria, this would be the capstone to a process begun years ago under president obama that would continue under
president trump to basically get the united states out of the middle east. it would be the final moment of reversing about 70 years of american foreign policy. >> so let me ask you about this expulsion of diplomats. we had in response to the nerve agent poisoning the brits got rid of i guess a couple dozen of russian diplomats. and more than a dozen countries including the u.s. expelled diplomats. and then russia extepelling diploma diplomats. is that over and what is the practical impact? >> the chapter is not over. russians used a nerve agent in a western nation. and so this is going to go on because these expulsions were pretty serious. 60 diplomats is a lot. that is the most we've ever done. we closed the seattle consulate which is consequential.
they closed the st. petersburg consulate which is significant. so this is a definite hardening of relations between the two. although again, it is hard to tell because it is hard to know exactly what the president -- and i don't speak for the president or the government here obviously, but hard to tell what the president's policy is on russia since it seems to be kind of a good cop/bad cop within the administration. but 60 diplomats is significant. it will lengthen even ordinary things for people who want to get a visa or to have to deal with you issues relating to their families both in the united states and russia. so it is significant. >> does it leave a significant security or intel hole as well now that all these diplomats will be coming out of russia? >> well, it will leave a larger intel deficit for the russians since most of the people kicked out of all these countries are obviously intelligence related folks. the russians have had to look around for people to kick out to try to make this a tit for tat.
the russians are definitely taking the brunt of this as they should because of what they have done. and because it is not just the expulsions from britain. there are 14 other countries as well. >> so russia tested this intercontinental ballistic missile, the "satan 2." there has been a lot of reporting about that. you believe that this test is hyped. why? >> well, there was such a thing as the satan 1 and i should note satan is our designation for the missile, not theirs. the first satan missile we designated a large icbm that the soviets had back in the '70s as the satan 1. so this follow on expected for some time and a lot of the reporting around it points out that it goes hyper sonic and all this other stuff. that is what icbms do.
it comes back into the atmosphere as 23 times the speed of sound. so there is no major change in the balance of power here because we in the russian federation have an arms control treaty limiting us to 1550 nuclear warheads each for matter where you put them. so this to me is kind of overdone. but putin's enjoying i think the hype around it because it makes russia look powerful and threatening at a time when he needs that. >> all right. tom nichols, thank you so much for being part of the conversation. so we should point out that president putin is with this missile trying to put other countries on warning basically claiming that there is no defense system that can withstand this newest one. russia released that video. again the test launch happened yesterday. this intercontinental ballistic missile "satan 2," it does sound alarming, but nato as he said
comes up with the code names for these missiles. there is no word this morning as to how the russian missile would withstand its american counterparts. we do know there is the maverick, hell fire, trident, peacekeeper. still to come, thousands will head to memphis next week to mark the 50th anniversary of martin luther king jr.'s assassination. we will talk to dr. king's son about his father's legacy and where we as a country are 50 years later. i'm never gonna be able to sleep with this cold.
anniversary of dr. martin luther king jr.'s assassination. thousands are expected at the national civil rights museum in memphis where the civil rights leader was killed. the museum is planning an all-day event, several days of events, with performances, speeches to celebrate king's life and message. including appearances by the reverend jesse jackson who was with king on the night that he was killed, and congressman john lewis who spoke at king's 1963 march on washington. here with me now is martin luther king iii, good to have you back here. >> thank you. >> i've been thinking that the celebration of his birthday is something that we celebrate other birthdays in this country, and we kind of know how to do that. but the commemoration of an assassination is a different thing. how would you want people to commemorate this day, the day that your father 50 years ago was killed?
>> what is very interesting to me personally and you're absolutely correct, my mom always focused on the birthday, although on the date of his passing or his killing, we actually would always lay a wreath and have a kind of quiet ceremony. but in this context, it is a very interesting set of circumstances because this is right after the backdrop of a major demonstration around guns in washington, d.c. just a week or so ago. and it is being led by students, high school students at that. that is so powerful. i haven't seen that since 1963 when 3,000 students were arrested in birmingham. so how we should be observing this, and i have obviously mixed emotions about it, but it really is about continuing the work. because freedom, justice and
equality is not for all human kind. we just saw what happened in sacramento just a few daysing go. young man shot with a telephone in his hand 20 times. one day justice must be real for all mankind. >> you mentioned the march for our lives in washington, d.c. and one of the speakers was a student you know well, your daughter, yolanda king. and let's play a little bit of what she said. >> my grandfather had a dream that his four little children will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the concept of their character. >> obviously pulling there dr. ki king. how did you feel seeing your little girl up on stage? >> that is the most incredible feeling in my life other than her being born. it was phenomenal. we did not prompt her. and actually how it happened, we reached out to the students several weeks ago and said look,
we'd like to be there, we'll be there, we'd like to assist in any way that you feel possible. and we then talked about this chant that she does about the future of this generation. and then we sent that to them. and we didn't know whether or not it was going to happen or not. in fact we learned at 8:30 saturday morning that she wanted her to come out and she was going to be a surprise guest. and she had come to her own conclusion as to what she was going to say. i must say this is not a new issue for her. two years ago, 2016, february, president obama's last year, he invited us to the white house once again, but this time to see the bust that was erected in the on oval office. we said to yolanda, you have to figure out what you are going to say to the president. her question to the brepresidens what are you going to do about these guns. >> so this is something with her
for a long time. >> absolutely. >> and the reason we have you into talk about this commemoration of april 4th, 1968 is in part where do we go from here? and i ask the question of two men who were there that day, jesse jackson and andrew young, about what his role had been had he lived. and they corrected me and said what is his role because he is still alive. what do you see your father's role is today 50 years after his death? >> i think his words, his work still inspires people around the globe, not just here in the united states. but the work may be even more prevalent when you look at the fact that he and mom wanted to eradicate what dad called were the triple evils of poverty, racism, militarism and violence. we have unquestionably at least 48 million people living in poverty in this country. that is unacceptable with a $20
trillion economy. we have racial issues that seem to be rising. i still think the vast majority of americans are not -- do not harbor racist views. but we still have work do around that which we will do now because the president raises the issue and finally militarism and violence is something that we have to continue to work on. >> and you mentioned the president and that bust that is in the on oval office. it is still there today in the trump administration. how would you hope that that bust, that image there, and having dr. king in the oval office would inform this president, inform his decisions? >> well, i think two things. number one, is it should be an inspiration but thus far it does that seem that that is the case. what i would hope, the prpresid you may remember gave the pope six of dad's books. i'd implore the president to read those books and maybe he
can have a better understanding and hopefully look at different policies. >> all right. thank you so much for coming in. palestinian authority president has declared today a day of mourning after more than a dozen people were killed in clashes with israeli troops. we have a live report for you next. metamucil every day. it traps and removes the waste that weighs me down, so i feel lighter. try metamucil, and begin to feel what lighter feels like.
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idea, be behind me right here we have one of the camp cities that we've seen all along the border with gaza and israel. today the numbers are significantly smaller than what we saw yesterday in the hundreds yesterday in the tens of thousands. and you can see they are burning tires behind me. we've seen some tear gas and heard reports of a few people injured. yesterday it was the deadliest day in gaza since the 2014 are war, that according to the ministry of health. organizers ever this initially called for it to be a peaceful demonstration and what we saw were people going towards the fence, they had slingshots, rocks, but israeli forces have said that hamas and other militant groups did fire projectiles at israeli soldiers across the border, gunshot, hole to have cockta
molotov cocktails thrown. and this is the res is the red can see the dirt berm and on that dirt berm are israeli soldiers monitoring the situation. but israel has said that anyone who tries to go and breach that border, they could be met with deadly force. they have snipers up and down this border. but when we talk to palestinians, they say that is their goal, they want to breach that border, they want to getting across. so this will be a sort of tensions over the next six weeks as palestinians say that they will continue this fight, they will continue this protest. but again, if it is anything like we saw yesterday, fridays tend to be these big days of protests, it could continue to be very bloody, very deadly. >> ian lee, thank you so much for the update. we appreciate it. still to come, new details in the bill cosby sexual assault case as the retrial is set to begin next week. how do you win at business? stay at laquinta.
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the bill cosby retrial is set to start next week with jury selection starting on monday. but the judge pushed back opening statements until april 9. cosby faces three counts of indecent assault charges. >> and jean casarez has new interviews with the defense attorney and the city of one of his accusers. >> you believe they had a romantic relationship? >> i don't think there is any doubt about that fact. the testimony in this trial was that miss constand had been to his home on a couple different occasions, that there had been romantic interludes. >> reporter: constand testified that the relationship was not romantic. he was a temple friend she said, somebody i trusted, a mentor. as for the romantic interludes,
constand insisted that they were passes from cosby that she rebuffed. which made sense to diana parsons who says her sister has no interest in romantic interludes with men. >> andrea was 16 years old when she told us that she was gay. >> reporter: cosby's attorneys used phone records to try to prove a romantic relationship. pointing to more than 50 calls constand made to cosby after the alleged assault and before march 31 when constand left temple. >> i found to be the game changer. there were calls after the so-called sexual encounter, call after call after call after call. >> reporter: constand testified she was just returning calls from cosby, a temple trustee. >> and a cnn special report, the case against cosby, airs tonight
at 8:00 p.m. eastern. so watch this, this pilot in florida kissed the tarmac after surviving this really dangerous landing at an airport in florida. >> the pilot was coming in for a landing when the landing gear malfunctioned and he was forced to make an emergency landing nose first there. luckily here he is again kissing the ground. miss the pilot and his passenger not injured. glad everybody is all right. that is it for us. we'll see you back here at 10:00. >> don't go anywhere though, smerconish is starting with you now. i'm michael smerconish in
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