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test test. the biggest non-nuclear weapon in the american arsenal deployed for the first time. now we're learning how many isis soldiers were killed live in the middle east. >> and conversations picked up between trump and russian associates also picked up overseas, who picked up on them and how did they stumble on them. i'm chris tetine romans and i'm dave briggs. >> the damage assessments are coming in after the military's
biggest bomb was used, named the moab and nicknamed the "mother of all bombs," announcing overnight 36 isis members killed, three tunnels destroyed along with weapons and ammunition. >> an an inusual twist the commander in chief will not say for sure whether or not he gave the command for the strike. >> did you authorize it, sir? >> everybody knows exactly what happened and what i do is authorize by military. we have the greatest military in the world and they have done a great job as usual and frankly that's why they have been so successful lately if you look at the last eight week and compare to the last eight years all see a tremendous difference. >> general john nicholson signed
off and that the white house was informed before the bomb was dropped. why use it now and what signal does it send to allies around the world? nick walsh joins us from iraq, good morning nick. >> reporter: a very strong message i think of american resolve by using the bomb. the casualty of 36 isis members doesn't equate to use the largest non-nuclear device in american history, a stark message and consequences, many of the residents moved out along ago, this device doesn't get to pick and choose who it kills and many felt the blast and dust as well.
this is in a mountainous part of afghanistan and where it's been the epicenter for isis quite sometime. now they have come back in again and clearly this target was felt to be of adequate importance that the u.s. wanted to completely and utterly level it. now isis has been regaining strength and gaining a hospital, and seem to be gathering momentum and comes at a i'm -- well over half the country being controlled by the taliban or fought over by them. that's an enormous mess. president -- did tweet support for this saying effectively this is a key decision by the u.s. military and all about pushing isis back from the places where they declared from, but this
raises the question of the u.s. moving forward an what results will with see from the blast. staggering is about u.s. resolve in afghanistan. >> thank you nick, so much for that. so exactly what is this mother of all bombs? they stand for massive ordinance air blast bomb, the biggest conventional meaning non-nuclear in u.s. arsenal, 30-feet wing along, 19,000 pounds of explosives, it is gps guided but so big it has to be dropped from a mc-130 cargo plane. >> it's intended for use against surface targets unlike the bunker penetrating bomb which is
mostly $30,000 and around 5,000 pounds of explosive. >> we do have information that u.s. intelligence agencies were not the only ones who intercepted trump campaign associates having conversations with the russians, turns out britain and other countries also intercepted communications and passed them along to their american counter part according to -- in europe they were part of routine surveillance in russia and not on trump, they are expected to be scrutinized by the senate intelligence committee as part of its probe of russia meddling in the presidential election. >> mike pompeo blasted wikileaks with release of classified
documents. the harshest words were for julian assange. >> wikileaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service, it's time to call it what it is, often abetted by states like russia, he relies on the dirty work of others to make himself famous, he's a fraud hiding behind a screen. >> a stark departure from his boss's attitude then candidate trump responding to the release of material said he loved wikileaks. a new law signed by president trump makes it legal for states to with hold money for any state that has
abortio abortions -- they make up only 3% of the services they provide. a woman's quote worst fierears coming true. officers fired, they had less than a year on the job after a man roamed the ground for 15 minutes as secret service agents were trying to find him. trump was home at the time and praised the secret service for their job. syria, russia and iran all sitting down at this hour, what's at the wake of the syrian chemical attack?
hosting his kouncounterparts expected to focus on the chemical attack in syria and missile strike that followed it. the prohibition of chemical weapons is accusing syria of burying the truth. denying a chemical attack even took place. assad insists the horrifying scenes are fake with child actors discrediting his fate. what are they intended to focus on? >> reporter: the fact that those chemical attacks and the u.s. reaction, it was an aggression in their words and against international law, but turning
to those absolutely incredible comments we had ben wedeman on the ground speaking to families. those were not fake. they were saying we don't know what happened there we want a independent investigation and the line that the russians put out from the beginning was that it was the rebels that likely caused the chemical attack. we expect the meeting to get underway any minute is the show of force, these three allies getting together saying they will look out for u.s. aggression and perhaps retaliate accordingly and makes what's going on in syria quite a hot war now because you have to look at these meetings, but look at the language in terms of if the united states government gets further involved in syria beyonds its prosecution of isis what the reaction might be both
diplomatty and militarily. >> thank you. slamming u.s. intel after cnn reported the american intelligence community intercepted communication ahead of last week's attacks and what appears to be a result of our direct reporting saying u.s. intelligence agencies are quote pulling the wool over the eyes. >> justified by the pentagon by some quote irrefutable misdeeds. >> u.s. central command confirms an american led coalition mistakenly killed 18 syrian
allies in what it called a misdirected airstrike. an opposition group support beside i the u.s. fight against isis. military officials say it was wrongly identified as an isis fighting position, that incident is under investigation. the trump administration ordering dozens of additional troops to somalia, they will be training them and providing counter terrorism support fighting the al qaeda affiliate al shabab. they arrived in moegdy sshmoegd. >> 15 minutes past the hour, the man dragged off the united airline flight planning a lawsuit. and that's not the only problem for united. [ engine revs ]
boom baby! rated pg-13. [ screams ] the attorney for dr. david dao who was forcibly removed from united flights claims they have a history of bullying passengers and plan to sue them and the department of aviation police. they say dao had a concussion, lost two teeth and had a severely broken nose. what happened to my dad should have never happened to any human being regardless of the circumstance. we were horrified, shocked and
sickened to learn what had happened to him an see what had happened to him. >> flight 3411 was overbooked then over sold. united said they were not overbooked nor oversold but had to move their crew to get to louisville. feeling the sting again, a man on a flight from houston to calgary says he was stung by a scorpion. i'm never ever flying again. it apparently fell from an over head bin and fell on his hair. they flushed it down a toilet. medical personnel cared for him when they landed in florida. the flight did originate in
costa rica. >> snakes on a plane, scorpions on a plane, getting bedbugs on a plane. >> how do you get a scorpion? >> time for early start on money, years of cost cutting bankruptcies, the airline industry is one people love to hate and this week really tapping into that. american, delta and united have been the choice, it is notoriously one of the lowest customer satisfaction indesk. they raked in $25.6 billion last year, a $241 billion increase from 2014, most is because of oil drops. it is a very big part of it. but it's not all bad.
air travel is the safest form of transportation, now more affordable than ever before, more people can fly and flight cancellations are at their lowest in decades, so more people are flying. i actually feel bad for people that work at the airlines, so i think that first reaction to this crisis with dr. dao was to rally around his people. he's trying to merge two continental united, he feel like his people are under assault. >> they are. gate agents are screamed at on a daily basis. they raised prices when oil prices went up but never came back down. >> nasa says it is most likely to be seen on two moons -- jupiter and how do you say that?
insalatas. >> researchers say insalatas has -- nasa plans to explore europa and liveability. and making college football history. the fist woman to be awarded a football scholarship at a division one school. signing a letter of intent to play at adam state university at colorado. she has been playing competitively since her sophomore year in high school. she started following the coach on twitter.
severe weather ahead for easter weekend. >> reporter: it's going to be a very warm day across portions of the southeast but also spread a little further to the west and planes, denver is going to be nearly 80 degrees, 81 in st. louis, 87 for cities like nashville and into montgomery and a lot of warmth is going to hold temporarily as we head into the big holiday weekend. three straight days expected this weekend into the low 80s, chicago is going to cool back down once the front moves back through, saturday looking to be the very prime day easter sunday temperature into the low 80s. we are keeping a close eye as the front develops across the central u.s. potential for severe weather for cities like milwaukee, oklahoma and into texas. the main threats will be damaging wind and also some
large hail. thank you the national football league mourning the lost of a legend. pittsburgh chairman dan rooney, died thursday at the age of 84, he took control of the team from his father art rooney who founded the franchise from there, he served as ambassador to ireland under president obama. mr. obama remembering him as a good friend, model citizen and good man. it requires candidates to interview for a black head coach. of course the steelers have a black head coach. >> the rooney rule. >> yes. why wouldn't the commander in chief be the one to order the launch of the biggest military weapon it has? hear what the president says
snoop the u.s. military deploying its biggest non-nuclear weapon, so, did the commander in chief make the call? and picked up beyond our borders, who collected them and why? >> welcome back everybody, i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans, the damage assessments are coming in after the u.s. military's biggest non-nuclear bomb was used for the first time officially designated the moab, nicknamed "the mother of all bombs" dropped against isis fighters, announcing overnight 36 isis members killed, three tunnels destroyed along with weapons and ammunition. but the commander in chief won't say whether he gave the command for the strike.
>> did you authorize it, sir? >> everybody knows exactly what happened, so what i do is i authorize my military. we have the greatest military in the world and they have done the job as usual and we have given them total authorization and frankly that's why they have been so successful lately. if you look at what's happened over the last eight weeks and compare that to really what's happened over the last eight years you will see there's a tremendous difference. >> sources tell cnn the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan general john nicholson signed off and that the white house was informed before the bomb was dropped so why use this bomb now and what signal does it send allies and adversaries around the world? cnn's nick peyton live in iraq, the mother of all bombs, did it yield the mother of all results? >> reporter: not really.
the surprise is the initial assessment is th36 dead militan and three tunnels destroyed. this is a $30 million bottom, if i recall correctly, so not an enormous impact frankly, but a very powerful message sent that kind of begloves the rauf. now fair game and this is a very remote part of afghanistan the epicenter at this town for isis, their on the front foot projecting their power into kabul. that would have of course been a preferable tactic, but this is
clearly used to show they will use what's necessary. outside of our notice, key towns are falling again to the taliban. over half the country contested by that insurgeoncy or fully controlled by it. it's staggering given the -- over 16 years has been in war now. and of course hearing from the president of afghanistan saying it was aimed at pushing isis back, isis has gained ground, people are tired by the fact they haven't won power back again, so yes isis on the front foot there they call themselves isis k, they want to control and are potentially a key threat in a war frankly that the u.s. long hoped it would have been out of, david. >> certainly surprising results with such an enormous weapon.
thank you. so what exactly is the mother of all bombs it stands for massive ordinance air blast bomb. it is the biggest ever used in battle. 22,000 pounds, gps guided but so big it has to be dropped from an mc-130 cargo plane. it is intended for use against surface targets. -- u.s. intersection agencies were not the only one whose intercepted trump campaign
associates having conversations with the russian. it turns out intelligence agencies from britain and other european countries also intercepted communications and passed them along to their american counter parts. according to intelligence sources in europe and u.s. the intercepts were part of routine surveillance of russia. they were not targeting candidate trump. the nature of communications with unclear but expected to be kr scrutinized by the intelligence committee as part of its probe in russia meddling in the election. mike pompeo blasting wikileaks, with its release of classified documents. his harshest words were for julian assange. >> wikileaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service. it's time to call out wikileaks
for what it really is, a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by actors like russia, assange is a narcissist who relies on others to make himself -- hiding behind a screen. then candidate trump responding to the damaging release of hillary clinton saying he quote loved wikileaks. behind closed doors makes it legal to with hold money from any state that offers abortion services. trump reversed an order that targets planned parenthood. they make up only 3% of the services they provide and call a woman's worst fears coming true.
an embarrassing security breech last month, the officers were only on the job less than a year, then trump praised the secret service for doing a fantastic job. the stock market is closed today for good friday. stocks fell yesterday after news that the u.s. dropped that bomb in afghanistan broke. the dow fell, and the nasdaq for the year a little progress for you a little higher. jp penny throwing a lifeline. they'll close at the end of july. why? since the announcement of the store closing more people have
started to come into the store. th they attribute it to being nostalgic. not many people going to the malls these days. >> no, and walmart and others have this big internet push. i can see retail jobs, mall jobs have been struggling. >> top level talks underway at this hour between officials from russia, syria and iran. what's on the agenda in the wake of the syrian chemical attack and the u.s. response?
syria, expect toded to focus on chemical attack and the strike that followed it. the prohibition of chemical weapons is accusing syria of burying the truth with russia's help. >> assad flat out denied a chemical attack even took place in an interview, but filmed and edited by the syrian regime so this was not a free speech situation, want to be very clear here, he insists they were fake with child actors. we want to bring in cnn's paula newton. it is a hallmark to disseminate that video that had all kinds of caveats and i guess tricks from the regime. >> reporter: yeah, to suggest this and the governments saying
it is just 100% lies from the syrian regime as it relates to the meeting underway now here christine, they are underway. they had some opening comments. we expect a press conference in the next two hours, this is iran, syrian and russia trying to show a somewhat united front but russia is not going to be happy with assad's comments on that. russia has said we don't know who perpetrated the attack and disagree strongly with the u.s. and said it could have been the rebels because they were the ones making the chemicals nearby, even the russians have said we want an independent investigation. it is not helpful what the assad regime is doing right now. trying to figure out the new military calculous on the
ground. again, lots of different players on the ground there trying to figure out where the united states goes next. >> all right, paula, thank you so much for that in moscow for us. breaking overnight russia clamming u.s. intel after reporting that the american intelligen -- a direct response to our reporting, the russian defense ministry released a statement saying u.s. intelligence agencies are quote pulling the wool othver the eyes. >> irrefutable evidence of misdeeds. the more farfetched pseudoproof is the more confidential it
becomes. u.s. central command confirms an american-led coalition mistakenly killed 18 syrian allies in described as a misdirected airstrike. an opposition group target supported by the u.s. in the fight against isis, military officials say the target they hit was wrongly identified as an isis fighting position. the incident now under investigation. >> so unfortunate. vice president mike pence addressing the growing tension. he will sit down with the -- of south korea, there are growing concerns this holiday may be marked with another nuclear test. let's go to cnn correspond alexandria, she is live in so l
seoul. a lot of tension. >> reporter: indeed, washington says it is not if but when north korea conducts the next test and how the u.s. will respond. that's what vice president mike pence will be talking about, he will also be in tokyo talking to his counterparts about the military options being considered by washington, that as u.s. warships arrive in the waters off the korean peninsula, a move that has deeply enraged kim jong-un. now word from their state news agency saying the nuclear equipment deployed to these waters threatens global secure and brings the region to the brink of thermonuclear war. what's the estimate from the u.s.? a monitoring group says they
have looked at data, satellite images and north korea is ready to pull off its sixth nuclear test at any moment based on movement at the nuclear site. time? that's anyone's guess but if we look at the mast past as preced we do know they have planned actions to go along with it. do you need a little extra time on your taxes? >> a lot. >> we'll get a check on money stream next. you guys ready?
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welcome back to early start i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans, friday april 14th, 5 a.m. the u.s. biggest nonnuclear bomb nicknamed the "mother of all bombs" was dropped in afghanistan, 36 isis members killed, three tunnels destroyed along with weapons and ammunition. but in an unusual twist the commander in chief won't say for sure whether he gave the command for the strike. >> did you authorize it, sir? >> everybody knows kpexactly wh happened and what i do is authorize my military, we have the greatest military in the world and we have given them total authorization and frankly that's why they have been so successful lately. if