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decisive. >> should we bomb? should we invade, back and forth. >> humanity will destroy itself. >> who is going to blink first? >> the sixties." tune in. i'll be back tomorrow. "the lead" with jake tapper starts right now. >> what does the taliban stand to gain by releasing this tape of sergeant bowe bergdahl's handover? well, maybe the better question is what does the u.s. stand to lose? i'm jake tapper, this is "the lead." the world lead, the tense moment that lived only in our imaginations until now. a taliban propaganda video showing the extraordinary handover of sergeant bergdahl. for the third day in a row, one of bergdahl's fellow soldiers will join "the lead" and talk about his feelings that bergdahl was a deserter. this time his squad leader in his first ever tv interview.
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politics lead. hillary clinton will be staring at you in checkout lines. she's opening up about becoming a grandma, monica lewinsky, say it with me now, whether she'll run for president in 2016. the money lead, owning a home, providing for a family, upward mobility. most people don't expect that anymore. what happened to that thing in this country we used to call -- what did we call it? oh, yeah, the american dream. good afternoon, everyone. welcome to "the lead." the world lead, everyone has been talking about it for days. now as a new video finally gives us a look at the tension fraught moment when the taliban handed over sergeant bowe bergdahl, chuck hagel is coming to bergdahl's aid. senior defense circumstantial says hagel called the family a few hours ago and pledged the pentagon's support as the sergeant recovers and gets back into society. hagel also defending bergdahl over accusations that he
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deserted and cost lives of at least six fellow soldiers who were there sent to search for him. >> i do not know of specific circumstances or details of u.s. soldiers dying as a result of efforts to find and rescue sergeant bergdahl. it's not any interest of anyone, and certainly i think a bit unfair to sergeant bergdahl's family and to him to presume anything. >> this all comes hours after the taliban released a propaganda video showing bergdahl's swap in the desert in afghanistan's province. shown in a silver pickup truck, dressed in all-white, looking bleary-eyed. the first fresh image in months we've had of the man considered the only p.o.w. in afghanistan. and then a u.s. special forces
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black hawk helicopter comes in to view over the hills. bergdahl's ticket out of there. the chopper descends, lands on the ground, several feet from the sergeant. right way two taliban militants begin to escort bergdahl to the helicopter, one waving a white flag, which is we should note the color of the taliban flag. three u.s. special forces commandos approach, shake hands, give bergdahl a pat-down, whisk him away. within seconds back at chopper where commandos give bergdahl a thorough frisk in case the taliban stuck explosives on him. soon thereafter the chopper takes off. this message, which says don't come back to afghanistan. and video shows images of the taliban combatants that the u.s. trade for bergdahl, happily arrive in qatar, where they're supposed to stay for a year. once you get past the shock of seeing this moment that was kept secret from most of the world,
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this type of prisoner transfer that we only see fictionalized in movies and television, there are so many details from the taliban tape to unpack. we'll do it with the help of chris vos, former negotiator for the fbi and ceo of a private negotiating group. thanks for being here. senior defense official tells us two proof of life videos in recent months led to concern at the pentagon that bergdahl's health was deterioratindeterior. does he look sick or impaired to you at all on this video? >> new york he doesn't look that bad to me. i mean, that's an assertion, if you forgive me, negotiator 101. you expect the hostage takers to make it look like the hostage is in bad shape, so that they can drive a better bargain and clearly it looks to me that's what they did here. >> might have staged -- how would you make somebody look rough? >> it would be simple, make him dirty, that's what they -- they coach hostages in videos all the
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time, coach them to beg, put a tremendous amount of effort into the videos, coach in advance, shoot them several times, they produce. >> talk about body language here. what can you glean from the video about what might be happening in sergeant bergdahl's head and the heads of his captors, anything in. >> well, i think sergeant looks like he doesn't believe this is going on. this is pretty typical, hostage takers tell hostages quite often they're going to be released when they're not. most of the time the hostage never realizes they're free until they've been in the hands of friendlies, if you will, back on our side for a while. it's mostly disbelief, anxiety. he's tremendously afraid this is not happening, that's what i see on his face. >> one thing in the video that did surprise you, the bag that bergdahl has, why? >> right. i -- you know, i'm surprised that he got as far as he did without having that bag checked. there's every reason to believe that the taliban wanted the swap to go through because it was a great deal for them, so it's unlikely they would have given him explosives and the special forces guys did a cursory
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pat-down, but doesn't look like they checked the bag until they got to the helicopter. >> what's the reason the taliban might release the video? they thought propaganda would help them, why? >> they love it. this makes them and the peel they want to appeal to in their part of the world makes them look fantastic. this is publicity they couldn't otherwise buy. they send an american away in a lone helicopter and compare that to their people, five of them, getting hero's welcome. that's great pr for them. they i think they absolutely love it. >> you said it was a great dealer to the taliban. you're not a political guy per se. you say the swap was not necessarily a good one? >> i -- i would have been em bar rasd to make this deal. five for one? i can't see how this was a good deal for us, on top of that, from what i understand, they named the people they wanted and it's also been reported that they refused to talk if the deal wasn't made. to me, that's embarrassing.
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>> all right. chris voss, thank you. even with this video of bergdahl's handover to u.s. special forces being released, critics, including many comrades are notibacking down from their belief he's a deserter and anything but a here rope joining me now, former u.s. army staff sergeant justin girlie. he was bowe bergdahl's squad leader. justin, thank you so much for joining us. what was your impression of bowe bergdahl before he disappeared from the observation post that night? >> as a soldier, when he first got to us, he was, well, a good soldier. he listened to what we needed to do and did what he was asked to, willing to chain, asked a lot of questions of what needed to help. >> fellow soldiers believe he walked off the base on his own voliti volition. that is what you think? >> yes, sir. i believe that he totally deserted not only his fellow soldiers but his leadership that
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wanted the best for him and for our country. >> why do you believe that? >> just from the preactions that he has done, that has come to my attention, as far as mailing off personal items that were, as we call, high dollar items, i.e., computer, stuff like that. the way he talked to his fellow soldiers as far as get lost in the mountains or wanting to walk to india, stuff like that, just make me believe that he didn't want anything to do with us anymore. >> as the former squad leader, what was it like having a man walk away from the observation post, in your view, and disappear? that must have been very upsetting. >> oh, it was very upsetting. it's one of the things where i take -- i took my job, being in the military to the fullest and knowing one of my soldiers walked off, it was more heartbreaking than anything.
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it made me really sit down and think what's going on here. >> other soldiers i've spoken to say that in the days and weeks after he went missing, enemy attacks on the soldiers of the 501st became more accurate. do you believe that as well, and do you think that's because information was being shared by bergdahl, either willingly or perhaps under duress? >> yes. as one of the soldiers have stated, the attacks did get more direct, the ieds did get more pinpoint to our trucks rather than the side of the roads and everything like that. i can't say for sure the leakage was from bergdahl, but it's kind of that suspicion that it did happen. everything that we taught him, i mean, it was coming to as far as direct attacks and indirect attacks. >> i spoke with your former colleague, former battle buddy,
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retired army sergeant even buetow, he said that in the day or so following bergdahl's disappearance, you intercepted communications that an american was in a nearby town looking for someone who speaks english so he could communicate with the taliban. do you know anything about that? >> yes. i was standing there with evan when those communications came across, as far as what exactly was said, i don't want to really say, quote it. but there was talk that he was running around looking for people to speak english and wanted to seek out the taliban. >> and there's no doubt in your mind that it was bergdahl that the intercepted chatter was referring to? >> yeah. i mean, there's no other american out there running around or doing what activity, you know, that was reported to us, except for him on that day. >> a lot of the soldiers have
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also said that the six members of the 501st who were killed in the following two or three months after bergdahl disappeared, that they were killed because they were searching for bergdahl and they're grange aing gri at him for those six deaths. i don't know if it's proven that each one of the men died in a search and rescue operation, what's your take. are you upset about the deaths? do you hold obviously the taliban and insurgents responsible but do you, to a degree, blame bergdahl as well? >> i can't really say i blame bergdahl to fullest extent, but if he wouldn't have deserted us, these soldiers very well could have been in a different place at a different time rather than the place that the time took of their death. >> do you think that bergdahl should have been rescued, that the u.s. should have gone to the lengths that they went? >> my opinion on that is, yes, no american needs to be left
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behind. then again it goes again to he needs to be accountable for his actions, accountable for what he did, and he needs to withstand a trial. >> a lot of soldiers were upset because they thought he was getting something like a hero's welcome without a full story being told. how did you feel? >> i feel that the hero's welcome is not right because he did dessert and us soldiers on the ground with him that morning, days prior, and soldiers that looked for him countless of hours, countless of days, soldiers that lost their lives are the true heros. >> the national security adviser said that bergdahl served with honor and distinction, did he? >> no. and at this point, i don't think so at all because, like i said, he deserted his fellow soldiers. >> a heard from a number of soldiers that commanders asked
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soldiers to sign nondisclosure agreements to not discuss bergdahl's disappearance, to not discuss the search for him, is that true? >> at the beginning, yes, when everything happened, and while you're in the military, yes. >> but now a lot of you are talking. is that because he is finally out of enemy hands and you feel that the truth should come out? what's the motivating force? >> if for me, he's a deserter, america needs to know, he's back and needs to be accountable for his actions. >> justin gerleve, thank you for your time, share your views and of course for your service. >> thank you. >> by the way if you're wondering about that thick beard he was sporting, he had to shave for nine years in the army but now he doesn't have to and it just keeps going. coming up -- the obama administration says there was not enough time but some democrats aren't buying it. how will the white house explain why congress was not informed
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don't just visit rome. visit tripadvisor rome. with millions of reviews, tripadvisor makes any destination better. welcome back to "the lead." our national lead, sophisticated high stakes mission to rescue the only prisoner of war in afghanistan, bowe bergdahl. amidst the planning and preparation for an operation years in the making, the white house supposedly just plum forgot to mention what they were doing to the congress. that's according to diane feinstein who told reporter she's got a call from the white house bay pologized and said it was an oversight. but republicans are not satisfied with that explanation.
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>> i hadn't had a conversation with the white house on this issue in a year and a half. if that's keeping us in the loop, you know, this administration is more arrogant than i thought they were. >> be that as it may, let's get down to the law here. the national defense authorization act requires congress be notified 30 day as head of releasing any taliban prisoners from gitmo, it's a law that the president should be familiar with since it was a defense bill he signed late last year. now administration officials are holding a private briefing, an hour from now, from any senators, that want to be more looped in on the details of the rescue. let's bring in senator rob portman. thanks for being here. you're going to be at the briefing. what's the number one question you want answered? >> my tough question is about the five detainees, what kind of arrangement have we made with the qatari government? there's no explanation of that to the congress and importantly to the american people i'm think that's the top question. second is, i want to ask the intel folks who are there, what's the likelihood these five are going to get back in the
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fight? i think it's pretty high, but i want to hear from them there the administration says that they, a, didn't think like they had to seek approval of congress or loop congress in and, b, that bowe bergdahl, his life was on the line, and because their law didn't have any -- exemption for a circumstance like that, they felt they could act. doesn't the fact that his life might have been on the line play some role in how offended you are about this, by congress not being looped? >> we'll see. the information we have back in december there was a video showing him in the administration thought made him look like his health was not good, i'm talking december, five, six months ago. >> right. >> as a result of that they thought they needed to act with haste without going by the law, which is clear, it is a constitutional issue, because it's about the separation of powers, and the law having been passed, the president signs we'll ask these questions today. it doesn't appear to me there was any urgency. they were basing it on
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information several months old about his health. >> one of the things observers wonder about, i'm not talking about you, but a lot of your colleagues in the senate, republicans, you can go back and find a paper trail of them saying, president obama needs to do everything he can to bring home our last prisoner of war, and then this bizarre thing that happened in the age of twitter, where people like joni ernst deleting a tweet, she tweeted once, u.s. army sergeant bowe bergdahl freed after reporting five minutes in afghanistan, thoughts and prayers out to his family. then poof, deletion of the tweet. you can't delete a tweet forever. you didn't do this, bperhaps its unfair, but people think it's partisan politics they don't care about the constitution alty of it and they're not upset about the deal? >> some pay see politic but that's not what it's about. who are the five detainees what
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are the condition of the release, if the president had simply notified congress three days in advance, as he's required to under law a lot of this could have been solved. members of congress, republican and democrat, not on a political basis would have said, are you kidding? five high-value detainees, two military commanders, one vice claire of the intelligence network, is think appropriate? we would have asked what are the conditions for the release. is it going to be continued defense to keep them off the battlefield or not? i think these questions should have been asked. there should have been a back and forth on than i think the president would have been better served. i think we wouldn't have the problems we're seeing. >> congress leaks like a sieve, and this is a guy's life in the balance. so isn't it possible that the white house thought it wasn't worth it? >> they notify us on all sorts of things. are you saying somehow what happened with bin laden was less
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important than this? >> i said i was playing devil's advocate. >> with bin laden they were willing to notify congress and it never got out. i think the president close to avoid going to congress because he knew there would be a lot of skepticism and he didn't want to hear it. >> assuming the president broke the law, so what? what happens? >> we'll see. i've drafted a resolution, i hope the united states senate will pass and talks about the issue and lays it out what the president did, why it's wrong, and calls for an investigation. let's keep this from happening in the future because ultimately this is about, as you said a constitutional issue, separation of powers and ensuring the president does talk to the folks representing the american people, you know, try to get some better information and some better input to be able to make a decision of international security interests. >> an investigation to exact pound of flesh or investigation to make sure it doesn't happen again? >> find out what happened, how we can avoid it in the future. >> thanks so much for being
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welcome back to "the lead." the politics lead, it has been, to say the least, an unusual return for a man called america's only prisoner of the afghan war. most americans, probably knew nothing about bowe bergdahl who was gone for five years. their first introduction was probably this momentous rose garden event, and the white house story line that came with it. >> he's going to be safely reunited with his family. he served the united states with
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honor and distinction. >> mid to high level taliban commanders sent to qatar for a year in exchange for his release. >> it depends on the details. these details are terrible. >> but what the president did was he certainly violated the law. >> i think they seized a moment here to get rid of five hard core guys and their goal is to empty that jail. >> then of course, the criticisms by bergdahl's former battle buddies took the bloom off the rose. let's bring in gloria borger and ron fournier. there is a certain conservative media outlet that has latched on to the story and not in the way that i think other mainstream news organizations are doing it, but in a different way. take a look, listen here. >> we don't know all of the facts of the actions of bergdahl's father also raising questions.
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he has learned to speak poashto and looks like a muslim, simple threat to islam, thanking allah in front of the president. >> he looks more like "duck dynasty." or the soldiers after he get out of the army and grow the beards. >> we lad to get this guy out, no matter what kind of actor, whether he was a deserter, a trait, he's an american soldier who we had to get out for a lot of reasons, humanitarian and national security. the question is, how do we get him out? can we do it militarily? no, we couldn't. the president cuts a deal. a tough decision he has to make. history will tell us whether or not it's a good decision. we don't know until we see what happens to five terrorists who he let go to get the soldier out. will they end up six months from now in retirement, will they be back in a battlefield, will they be five, six feet under or the wrong end of a drone strike?
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that's the issue here. everything else is political noise that both sides are making to their disgrace. >> there has been a lot of recidivism, a lot of the people, under bush and obama, have been released and not a majority but some, a significant number, have ended up back on the battle feel. those questions i think are fair to ask. >> well, i think they're completely legitimate questions and i think the question that i have is, why wasn't the white house having this discussion with members of congress, like his own democratic, emphasizing democratic chairman of the senate intelligence committee, diane feinstein. >> why wasn't he? >> i think it's that they knew they would get pushback. >> the way that senator portman said, they would have come to us and we would have said it's a horrible deal. >> it's easier to apologize. >> right. >> so, i -- i -- i would argue, you know, this is an issue ongoing for a couple of years, a lot of discussions, internally
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within the west wing, also with capitol hill, this is a west wing on foreign policy, as you know, very of acts unilaterally, not big on consultation. and the president made this decision, the war in afghanistan's closing down, and ends two wars, got everybody out. >> that was mistake one, causing political enemies on the hill, his own party. mistake two, having the national security adviser who helped lengthen the benghazi story two years ago with inaccurate spin, come out and say this is a soldier who served with honor and distinction, something all of the evidence completely refutes and they had to know that was wrong. >> of course they knew. >> she was lying or she was very badly informed. either way it's bad for the white house. they have a big celebration in the rose garden, a politically sacred spot in the white house that really was inappropriate for this kind of event. >> i talked with former national security senior national security advisers who called it
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surre surreal, the rose garden ceremony, saying that's not what you do in the president's backyard. this should have been quiet, low key. this should have been handled very differently, and then perhaps could have minimized some of the -- i don't think it would -- >> to make sure people watching know, the idea that bergdahl may have deserted his post or by all accounts from the soldiers who served with him at the observation post, that's been out there, it was published in "rolling stone" in 2012, "rolling stone" not an anti-obama magazine, and people knew this. that doesn't mean don't try to get him out. >> it's one reason to get him out, you don't know what kind of damage you might be doing to u.s. interest, get him here, in the military system of justice, get soldiers testifying against him, get him courtcourt-martial >> you have to leave no soldier behind. when you get him home, then you deal with him.
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and it's clear that there were discussions of rescue, rescue obviously turned out not to be an option in this case, the risk was not worth reward, and so they decided to do this. an option that had been discussed and rejected in the past. >> make the tough decision, take the tough action, and then just explain it honestly to the public. don't pump it up with false statement on sunday talk shows, don't have a rose garden ceremony, take the tough act and move on, like the v.a. hospitals and everything else going on. >> what do you make of officials telling our own alece lab got at the state department that hillary clinton would have opposed this deal and she would have pushed for a much tougher deal? >> well, look, i think we have to go back and unspool all of this because it's clear from my reporting that there were lots of internal discussions about this particular kind of a deal. it was at a different time, and
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as every day changes, the war wasn't ended, republicans are charging of course the he reason the president's doing, he wants a clean out if it came more urgent, but there were internal discussion and there were reasons for not doing it, given i believe by others, including hillary clinton. so we're trying to unspool all of that and figure out why the president made this decision now differently. >> gloria borger, ron fournier, thank you so much. next, water aerobics, netflix binges and reality tv, how hillary clinton's describing her life since leaving the state department. one thing to point out about a potential rival as well, next. i'm j-a-n-e and i have copd.
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welcome back to "the lead," everybody. er politics, the itinerary, well, it sounds like a presidential campaign in full swing with stops at college campuses and state fairs, corn dogs and fried oreos may be consumed one problem, there is no candidate stepping off that bus. the ready for hillary super pac announced it's road tripping across the country, pitching a clinton presidency though hillary has not said yes to a white house bid yet. the same day clinton gets cover girl treatment from "people" magazine owned by the parent company of this network, talking about her health and her husband's affair with monica lewinsky. joining me is chief tracker of all things hillary, brianna keilar. this is a very splashy first step for clinton. why did she pick "people" magazine? >> picking "people" magazine as
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first interview she does for the book "roll out" she gets to show a softer side of herself. she talks about becoming a grandmother what she likes to watch on tv and opens up about her health and topic of monica lewinsky. she's mum, she's over it and everybody else should be, too. >> reporter: hillary clinton commenting for the first time on monica lewinsky's reemergence in "vanity fair." clinton tells "people" magazine she hasn't read the essay, i've moved on, refusing to acknowledge whether in a conversation with a confidante she called the former mistress a narcissistic loony tune. i think everybody needs to look to the future. and she sure is. on her 2016 presidential aspirations, clinton tells "people" i know i have a decision to make, to have a woman president is something i would love to see happen, but i'll have to make my own decision about what i think is right for me. she was asked if there are lingering effects from the concussion and blood clot she
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suffered in 2012, something that has become a political issue. >> no, no, i didn't say she had brain damage. she had a serious health episode. >> reporter: clinton says, no, i did have a concussion and some effects in aftermath of it mostly dizziness, double visions those all dissipated. she reveals she's still on blood thinners have happens to tell readers in passing that republican congressman paul ryan, who may be eyeing a run for president himself, told her he has had three concussions, take that, karl rove. just monday at a speech in denver, talking about the grueling nature of a presidential race, she assured the crowd she has -- >> a lot of resilience, a lot of stamina. >> reporter: another attempt to show the human side of the woman who has been in the national political spotlight since 1992. clinton tells "people "s about her indulgences since take time off. "dancing with the stars." and "house of cards."
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it's all about location, location, location. >> reporter: which she and bill, quote, totally binge watched. she describes her workout, yoga and watt ar roerobics and excitt to be a grandmother, she wants to baby-sit a lot. this soon-to-be brand mother in a book rollout that has the markings of a political campaign. >> let me shake a few more hands. >> reporter: interviews including this one, and calculated releases of parts of her memoir about her time at state department. and this is just one of many interviews and appearances she will be making around the official release of her book next tuesday. if you already think her book looks look a campaign, this interview will not dispel that notion, certainly. >> i don't want to be snarky, but it's better run than her last campaign, for president. going perfectly well, everything she's doing. >> i think, from her perspective and the people supporting her, they feel this book rollout has gone very well. >> so far, so good. >> yeah.
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>> brianna keilar, thank you. the house, the car, the kids, that is reality a thing of the past? why so many are saying the american dream is dead, are they right? plus, new audio from australian search teams looking for missing flight 370. did underwater listening devices pick up a sound of a plane crashing into the water? it's ti. hey, razor. check this out. we can save big with priceline express deals. hey you know what man, these guys aint no dragons. they're cool. these deals are legit. yeah, we're cool. she's cool. we're cool. priceline express deals are totally legit. check this, thousands of people book them everyday and score killer deals. now, priceline is piling on even more savings with its summer sale. so grab your giant beach towel and enter code summer14. look at me enjoying the deals. who's going to make it happen? discover a new energy source. turn ocean waves into power. design cars that capture their emissions. build bridges that fix themselves. get more clean water to everyone.
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how much money do you think you'll need when you retire? then we gave each person a ribbon to show how many years that amount might last. i was trying to, like, pull it a little further. [ woman ] got me to 70 years old. i'm going to have to rethink this thing. it's hard to imagine how much we'll need for a retirement that could last 30 years or more. so maybe we need to approach things differently,
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if we want to be ready for a longer retirement. ♪ welcome back to "the lead." this just in, returning to our top story, the long awaited home coming of sergeant bowe bergdahl, while the debate rages on about whether bergdahl deserves a hero's welcome, his hometown of hailey, idaho decided to cancel its fanfare for him. the city sent out a press release, the organizers and haley expect a significant increase in attendance by people who both want to support or protest against it. in the interest of public safety, the event will be
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canceled. hailey, a town of,000, does not have the infrastructure to support an event of a size this could become, unquote. turning to the money lead. give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the statue of liberty's promise. but now most americans who are poor and cannot find good jobs think they're going to stay that way. a new cnn money poll shows nearly 60% of the american people say the american dream is unattainable, 60%. why did so man r. people feel like the game is rigged? joining me now, cnn business correspondent zain asher. it's not just people in the job market who feel this way. americans think their kids are going to be worse off than they are now. why is the country so down on its future? >> well, here's the thing, jake, you cannot have the american dream without income mobility. people say the american dream is all about hard work and, yes, to
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an extent that is true but it's an oversimplification. we are living in two americas. the gap between the rich and the poor right now is the widest it's ever been. the median ceo in america makes roughly $11 million a year. that is 257 times the average worker. if you are working and living on minimum wage you'd have 0 work for 750 years straight to catch up to the average ceo. the easiest way to build wealth in america, assuming you don't have some god-given talent, through long-term investing in the stock market because the stock market investments will go five times as fast as your wageans half of all americans do not bother investing in the stock market because they think, well, how am i supposed to invest in stocks when i'm living paycheck to make check? the mortgage rates are the lowest so far this year but if you don't have money for a downpayment you're missing out on a big part of the american dream. quickly, pew came out with a study that showed 70% of people
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who are born poor in the country will likely stay poor for the rest of their lives. here in new york, there are two park avenues, there's the park avenue that everybody knows that is glitz and glamour for the rich and famous and park avenue in the bronx, which is very different. most people living below the poverty line. what are the chances somebody born on park avenue in the bronx will own a place on park avenue in manhattan? it's all about lack of income mobility. >> the economy needs 113,000 jobs to recover jobs lost in the financial crisis but the jobs coming back are not the same as ones we lost, right? >> new york absolutely not. so, construction jobs still down, because the housing market was hit hard. so construction is still difficult. so, also manufacturing jobs, we still haven't brought back all of the manufacturing jobs we lost, and the service sector is a sector growing fast,
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welcome back to "the lead." i'm jake tapper. it's time for the bury lead. australian researches are have released an audio recording from underwater listening device that will could be related to flight 370. take a listen.
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sound like a plane hitting the water or pieces of a plane imploding? yeah, i can't tell either but researchers are trying to figure that out. there are problems with the theory, like the fact that the location is thousands of miles away from where investigates have been looking but cannot be ruled out as another potential lead. this comes during the huge annual gathering, our own richard quest joins us douha qatar where they have wrapped up the meeting. you're at a conference that wrapped up. how much focus on flight 370? >> reporter: it was everything and it was nothing. there was nothing formal on the agenda, but every air ceo now and understand it was, if you like, the elephant in the living room because in the next few months, various organizations have to decide what to do about this, how do enforce some
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regulations or tracking of aircraft. it will not be a one size fits all. here's the interesting thing, jake. all of the ceos who know so much about aviation, everyone agreed what happened to 370 is simply inexplicable. lots of rumors, lots of potential, lots of possibilities, but nobody can say for certain. >> the future of tracking airlines, how soon do you see that coming? >> reporter: sooner rather than later. it will not be a one size fits all. different planes have different technologies, different economic requirements. but of everybody i've spoken to says the same thing, jake, it's coming, it will happen, it will be sooner rather than later because they know after 447 air france five years ago, when similar calls were made, nothing happened and now we're in this mess. >> talk about the strength of
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the airline industry. considering this horrific tragedy with flight 370, what sort of financial impact has that disaster had? any particular airlines or countries doing well? >> reporter: i hope you're sitting comfortably, jake, yes, the u.s. airline industry, the majors, united, delta, american, southwest, jetblue, they are the golden boys globally. globally, the industry makes peanuts. on a ticket, barely the price of a sandwich in profit. a margin of something like 2.5%. some parts of the world are basket cases but the u.s. industry, because of consolidation, because of cuts in capacity, because of the way prices and salaries have risen, it's the u.s. that's the golden child. >> that's good news. richard quest in doha, qatar.
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follow me on twitter and check out our show page at, for video, blogs, extras. that's it for "the lead" oop i'm jake tapper. i'm turn you over to the able hands of wolf blitzer right next door. mr. blitzer. happening now, breaking news, we have new prisoner swap details, stunning images show armed taliban fighters handing over sergeant bowe bergdahl to u.s. troops. we are learning why the obama administration may have acted urgently to free him. lawmakers who first cheered bergdahl's release are slamming the exchange for hard core taliban figures. i'll ask republican senator possible 2016 hopeful, marco rubio what he may have done? video surfacing of an american woman and husband who disappeared while traveling in taba