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you do more than your customers thought possible. get what they're asking for. it's too bad he's waited this comcast business. beyond fast. long. >> do you think it's an empty threat sp. >> well, no, but there have to be a few other senators that join him. if susan collins, bob corker, a few other people join with senator flake, then they're really in trouble and they have you're watching cnn, i'm no choice but to bring the bill brooke baldwin. thank you so much for being with to the floor and i would hope they would do that without much me. in one hour, that is the deadline that the nation has hope that that would actually been waiting for, all 67 happen. it's just tragic how republicans counties in the state of florida who claim to be invested in the constitution are allowing donald trump to attack the rule of law will submit their recount totals in the two of the most hotly in plain sight. >> max boot, thank you very contested races, still undecided much. >> thank you. >> ahead here, the fight for nine days after election day. the race for florida governor leadership in the democratic and for u.s. senate. party is growing more intense andrew gill um has to overcome over who should become the next 33,000 vote differential in order to become the state's speaker of the house? more than a dozen democrats say first black governor and his fellow democratic senator bill they will vote against nancy nelson is about 13,000 votes shy with his opponent there,
pelosi. republican government rick scott. and saudi prosecutors say they florida's outcome will help determine how much of a majority republicans will ultimately hold will seek the death penalty for in the u.s. senate, when we have a number of those involved in seen time and time again how the jamal khashoggi murder. much powa arer a single vote ca >> and two navy seals and marines are now facing murder yield. for the death of a green beret let's go to ed lavandera in killed overseas. in-laws were coming, florida's capital city of a little bit of water, it really- it rocked our world. tallahassee. ed, talk to me about this i had no idea the amount of damage that water could do. decision from this federal judge we called usaa. just ruled on this request for and they greeted me as they always do. more time. what's the ruling? sergeant baker, how are you? >> reporter: this is one of the many lawsuits that have been they were on it. it was unbelievable. filed since election day here in florida, i think one of the more having insurance is something everyone needs, significant ones. but having usaa- this was the case surrounding the efforts from democrats here now that's a privilege. we're the baker's and we're usaa members for life. in florida to push back the recount deadline, which is usaa. coming up in an hour. get your insurance quote today. the federal judge in that case no matter how much you clean, has ruled that that deadline does your house still smell stuffy? that's because your home is filled will not be extended. so we are now here waiting at with soft surfaces that trap odors
the secretary of state's office here in tallahassee, waiting for and release them back into the room. those counties across the state so, try febreze fabric refresher. of florida to report the final febreze finds odors trapped in fabrics numbers of their recounts that and cleans them away as it dries. have been mandated in a number use febreze every time you tidy up of these races, including a race for senate and for governor here to keep your whole house smelling fresh air clean. in the state of florida. fabric refresher even works for clothes you want there will not be an extension of the recount deadline. to wear another day. so that is what we're waiting make febreze part of your clean routine for here. the secretary of state's office for whole home freshness. says that it will not be an immediate release of this 1500 dollars or more if yofor rent every month, information here at 3:00 eastern newday usa could help you buy a home for what you're paying in rent. time. an electronic filing will be put with the newday usa zero down va loan, out some point after 3:00. there's no. down. payment. so you don't have to save up to move up. it could talk five minutes, it could take several hours. it's not exactly clear just how and since newday usa has been granted long after we will see what automatic authority by the va, these recount numbers will be from across the state. they can say yes when banks say no. so that is what we're here let newday usa help you buy your own home. anticipating here this go to newdayusa.com afternoon, brooke. >> all right. so the request for extra time or call 1-855-509-4077 denied, which could be key as they're saying they will not make that deadline in one hour. ed lavandera, talk to you again
in 60 minutes. >> as the nation looks to florida, officials are honing in to palm beach county. jessica, the head of elections in that county, she is taking -- she is saying it is her full responsibility. >> reporter: that's exactly right, brooke. we talked to her earlier today. she is accepting responsibility. i want to give you a look at what we're seeing inside the elections office. that's where all the machines are. you'll notice there's not really that much going on over there. we don't know exactly what they're doing because they haven't told us, but we do know they are not expected to make the deadline at 3:00, as you mentioned, that here in palm beach they will be the one county in florida that's not going to make that deadline, they say. they have been plagued by these machines, which are older than a lot of the machines throughout the state. they have been overheating, they have been breaking down. they have had a myriad of
problems here in palm beach trying to get this recount down. rosa flora spoke with the supervisor e er or of elections booker, earlier. >> reporter: you'll be the only county to not submit the all the tools you need for every step of the way. recount. >> as a sup vizez vicsupervisor make it, squarespace responsibility. when mechanicals fail, there's not a lot i can do about it. >> what we're hearing now is that they're turning to the hand recount. so what happens is once they get all those numbers in at 3:00, if any of these three races are within that .25 margin, that's going to trigger a hand recount of over/under ballots. it's pretty much what it sounds like, people who voted in
multiple races and didn't vote in some races, they're going to pull all of those out and recount those. people are saying if they're not going to make the recount deadline from the tally from palm beach? what's going to happen as it stands right now is they'll simply go with the numbers they gave the secretary of state originally. >> which could be good for the governor. thank you. as we wait for those results, marco rubio is getting criticized for comments about his tweets. welcome back, i'm brooke baldwin. you're watching cnn. it reads "rubio is doing as democrats celebrate a now something dangerous, growing majority in the house, deliberately undermining people's confidence in our nancy pelosi's bid to become electoral systems for partisan speaker again is hitting speed bumps. 17 democrats have signed a letter saying they will not vote for her on the house floor.
gain." that's according to four sources . senator, i'm honestly with knowledge of the matter. today leader pelosi was quick to disappointed in -- and surprised mention that mostly men signed that letter. >> there are at least 17 members who have signed a letter saying they will not support you on the floor. you would stoop to this." >> have you seen the letter? >> reporter: i've not seen the letter. >> you haven't seen it. with me now, max boot, who wrote you have to ask those people what their motivation is. a piece. i think of the 17 it's mostly you talked about how you worked on the rubio campaign. good to see you. >> good to see you, brooke. like 14 men who are on that >> you wrote your saddened little marco is turning into letter. and you -- you know i have never gone to that place. i enjoy a tremendous amount of your tormenter's minute mini m. support from the women in our caucus. if there is any misogyny >> i thought he was a different kind of republican, someone who involved in it, it's their problem, not mine. was more principled and here he >> that was manu raju asking is undermining american democracy for petty, partisan reasons. there is zero evidence of any
fraud in florida. that question. the fact you have donald trump, kathleen rice says "this is not rick scott and marco rubio saying fraud, fraud, fraud -- about nancy pelosi being a >> what happened to marco rubio? >> he has been transformed into woman. she's been in this position are leadership for 16 years. it's time for a change." donald trump's image. the vote for leadership is they've decided they need to emulate donald trump, which is horrible because donald trump's behavior should be unacceptable upcoming november 28th. if they don't want nancy to anybody who believes in the ideals of democracy. throwsthrows -- pelosi, what kind of speaker >> at least martha mcsally has would they like? not done that. >> reporter: it's their hope they would essentially force >> she's shown some class, which is unlike those in florida. nancy to step april siside, if s >> fraud this, fraud that, infected votes, all these floating conspiracy theories the writing on the wall. about people in florida must be pelosi, you can see from from wearing disguises so they can show up and cast dual ballots, the exchange was defiant,
what did he tweet, if you have a feisty. she is certain she will get the box of cereal, you have a voter votes to get the speaker both to be nominated later this month by i.d. her caucus and then the full this is chuck schumer addressing all of that. >> the president, he keeps house votes in the first day in getting more and more absurd. january, she believes she'll get he makes up things. those 218 votes on the floor from democrats alone. so he most recently claimed in the question is who may run against her. an interview with the daily there's talk from marsha fudge, who is a democrat from ohio, caller that, quote, illegal voters go to their car, put on a member of the congressional black caucus. different hat, put on a different shirt and vote again. she has said she's serious lily mr. president, name one. name a few. thinking about it, getting encouragement to do it. where did it happen and when? when pelosi was asked about the or did you just read this on prospect of a marsha fudge some right wing, nasty, candidacy, she said "come on in, dishonest blog and just repeat it? donald trump, you're the the water's warm." president of the united states. >> is there a chance nancy >> but he does keep repeating it, and i imagine it's because pelosi would have to rely on he thinks it works. >> it does work and it's also republicans to get the vote? >> it's possible in this kind of a psychological outlet environment. i talked to one republic who made it clear she could support for it. after the 2016 election, he
nancy pelosi if she embraced a bipartisan package of rules -- claimed millions voted illegally, and now he's at it with zero factual -- he's sucking the republican party down this rabbit hole of other democrats are saying they irrationality promoting these will vote for her only if she conspiracy theories, just as he's sucking them into espousing endorses this rules change. racism and xenophobia as he did >> i've been saying the same thing for months now. in the last campaign. it's tragic what's happening in i won't vote for any speaker this country and how little responsibility donald trump is unless they agree to change the showing for what the president of the united states should actually be doing. rules to make it easier to put >> reporter: did you notice this things on the floor. morning the flurry of tweets about the special counsel robert >> and i am sick and tired of mueller? >> he's feeling the heat. >> he's been relatively quiet on this institution being controlled by essentially one this. now suddenly he's not. office. i'm willing to take such a he's picking up the rhetoric disruptive position as this for the american people to say a again. for example, why do you think this is? democratic candidate who do you think he knows something embraces these rules reforms, i we don't know? do you think something's about to drop? would support this. >> there's two areas of speculation i can offer you. one is that there is speculation >> reporter: so if nancy pelosi that he has to answer were to support it, you would interrogatories from robert support her?
mueller and it's putting him on >> when you work hard to get the spot in terms of he's got to figure out which story he's bipartisan legislation and going to stick to and there's no you're told the rules of the house say, no, you can't have good options so he's very that done because you have to have that edict from far above. if nancy pelosi's the only one frustrated. remember, matt whitaker, his that's there, i'm open to it. henchman, has just been >> you're a republican. appointed attorney general. odds are he has access to how much of a backlash would you mueller's files. that's why i thought it was get for supporting nancy pelosi? ominous today when donald trump tweeted about the inner workings >> obviously there would be of the mueller investigation. significant backlash. >> reed went on to say he would it raises the question in my be helped by the fact that the mind does he have access to president tweeted last week those inner workings? that, sure, republicans could support nancy pelosi for being if so, it's a code red situation speaker. not many took that very for the rule of law and it's seriously but he said that could disgraceful that mitch mcconnell be cover if pelosi was serious would not bring a bill to the floor protecting robert mueller. >> and the jim jordans and mark meadows would also be a life enough. she met with this group line for him. yesterday, embraced their
lastly, senator jeff flake, lame proposals generally, but these duck senator, arizona, he has members say they want her threatened to oppose all support in writing. and then if she puts it in judicial nominees coming from writing, then they may support the senate judiciary unless the her on the floor. so as you can see, nancy pelosi senate puts up this bill trying to lock down the support protecting robert mueller. from various groups. mcconnell says this bill isn't necessary, trump's not going to we'll see if a republican do anything. eventually endorses her but do you think senator flake has a point? >> of course senator flake has a still, a long way to go from now point. he should have done this more than a year agon a senate in a until when she may ultimately is as closelyhe don't get the vote. >> november 28th. new details today in the murder of jamal khashoggi. prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a number of those responsible for his death and today the trump administration is announcing its own action. is this going far enough? and theresa may vowing to see her brexit deal through, taking a swipe at kcritic saying she
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people, that does that by ending free movement, all the things i raised in my statement, ending free movement, ensuring we're not sending vast annual sums to the eu any longer but also protects jobs. >> let's go straight to nick robertson, who is there outside of 10 downing street. nick, i read six cabinet resignations today, including the brexit secretary himself who says this agreement has fatal flaws. theresa may says she's going to stay and fight. why? >> she began by saying it's an honor and privilege to serve in high office. it felt electric. you felt the precious of the past week and 24 hours in particular had just come to the moment where she was going to resign, but it was absolutely not going that way at all. she believes that the deal that
she can offer, that she's worked out, that her negotiations have worked out with the european union is the best one on offer. there have been reports throughout the day, two senior minister, two junior minister, two private secretaries, a vice chairman of the party as well and back bench m.p.s submitting letters of no confidence to this party committee who could trigger a party vote of no confidence. three hours in parliament today. let's pause to see how some of those three hours went in parent. take a look at this. >> mr. speaker what we agreed to yesterday of not the final deal. it is a draft treaty that means we will leave the eu in a smooth and orderly. and which sets the framework for
a future relationship that delivers in our national interest. >> i don't think any of us have seen a prime minister go through three hours like that, utterly bruising, m.p.s asking her to step down for extensions in the brexit deal for a second referendum. she just said no, no, no to all of it. >> as you said, that vote would just require 48 letters and then obviously the situation would change. nic robertson in london, thank you. saudi arabia admitting that jamal khashoggi was tied up, injected with a sedative and his body was dismembered. khashoggi was a frequent critic of the saudi monarchy. all of this coming just after the tsanction of 17 officials.
the saudis saying they had nothing to do with what they call the rogue operation. clarissa ward has done extensive reporting. the saudi government denied any involvement and initially said, oh, he had just walked out the back door of the consulate. now they're saying this. is this just their ultimate cover story? >> reporter: i mean, it's just incredible, brooke, because the story keeps changing. with every iteration, there's another detail. i think the saudis are clearly trying to give the illusion of due process, the illusion of transparency, but honestly, the more they reveal, the morically kat -- more complicated and confusing this comes. we're supposed to believe these 15 men flew over at the behest
of the deputy's office with no knowledge of the crown prince itself, that the operation was only to try to interview and persuade jamal khashoggi to come back to saudi arabia but if he didn't agree, there was a plan b to smuggle him to a safe house and send him back to saudi arabia. once he got into the room, things quickly headed south, there was no sense jamal khashoggi was going to quickly go anywhere with him. at which point they say one man unilaterally decided let's kill him, he was injected with a sedati sedative, he was carved into little pieces and buried in a place where turkish officials are still waiting to find out where that place is. so many confusions here, brooke. who ordered this being the obvious one because i don't think many people are going to really believe it's possible
that an operation of this magnitude and seriousness and taking place in turkey could have happened without the knowledge of the very, very highest knowledge of power. but how are we going to believe this idea they were just going to interview him when they came with a doctor, when they came with some kind of materials to dismember the body once he had been killed. it seems with every attempt to make the story clearer, in fact what they're doing is to make it much more confusing, brooke. >> to this point off the top about this illusion of justice, right, you have the 11 suspects indicted, five of whom could face the death penalty. you have the saudis, you have trump, this white house. they can say, see, justice was served. and at the end of the day, clarissa, mbs will still be the crown prince, won't he? >> he will. i wouldn't see any indication based on the conversations that i am having not just with people
within the kingdom about but with allies of the kingdom internationally. i don't see any indication there is appetite to further escalate this. there is a sense among sort of various diplomats that perhaps the crown prince have learned something like this, perhaps his wings have been clipped, perhaps he has been warned by his father, who is the ultimate arbiter of power in the kingdom and that nothing like this will happen again. the saudis have made at least superficially a showing that they are following procedures and going to visit with jamal khashoggi's sons. there is a sense that everybody would like to forget about this and move on but there are others, particularly turkey, who feel that's unacceptable, they
want more answers. they want to know where that body is, who the local collaborator is. as much as the saudis would like for this to go away it, may not totally disappear just yet. >> not just turkey but his own family. clarissa ward, thank you for all of that. good to see you. coming up, we are closing in on the deadline in florida. 25 minutes away here. all 60 counties are supposed to submit their recount totals. we are standing by for those results, updates and numbers. former rivals united at least tore a brief moment at the airport. the photo of a stunning photo as beto o'rourke and senator cruz cross paths at the airport. back in a moment.
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here in secretary of defensa se. a young woman suddenly realizes beto o'rourke and ted cruz are on her flight. by the way, she sees these two men greet one another for the first time since the election and convincing them to pose for a group shot. now take a look with me. we'll show you this picture. this is texas a&m student tiffany easter. she watched this chance encounter just eight days after cruz won reelection to the senate. tiffany easter with me now live from washington, d.c. tiffany, this is wild. set the scene for me. who saw whom first and who made the first move? >> i was sitting down with my best friend carrie wineman. she looked at me and said i think that's ted cruz. i said no way. i looked up and the guy setting
next to her said y'all are not going to believe this but i believe that's beto over there. so he gets up and starts walking with this guy. they're walking towards us. it is beto. beto walks around to the other side where cruz is. he stands up, shakes his hand and says, hey, congratulations on reelection. i wanted to say that. if there's anything else i can do to help in the future, please let me know. cruz responded in the same way and we all just kind of sat there and thought this isn't happening. then they got done chatting. we asked if they would take a picture with us. they were both more than happy to do so. we chatted a little bit with them about who we are and what they were doing. it was short and sweet but incredible. >> so hang on. so it's beto who goes to ted cruz. he approaches senator cruz. they strike up this conversation. you're close enough to kind of
efficiency dro eavesdrop? >> yes, ma'am. >> no need to ma'am. my goodness, that makes me feel old. so when you're hearing this whole notion of how they're saying they want to work together, do you believe them? >> i choose to believe them. i study at the bush school of government. my classmates and i talk all the time about bipartisanship and working to the. i think we as americans and we as humans in general are enticed by drama but when we choose to believe this interaction was genuine and from all accounts of everybody watching, it was. i think that's incredible. a simple three-minute conversation and a photo has sparked so much positivity. i think it echos what america is craving, which is positively, bipartisan. i choose to believe it and
expect the best from both of them. >> was there anything that either beto o'rourke or ted cruz said to you that you want to share with the rest of the country? >> we just talked to them, told them where we were studying and what we were doing. what i wanted to tell them was thank you for engaging texas in such a high-profile election and getting out all the people to come vote. at the bush school we did a campaign of registering people to vote. and because of what they did, because of their public service, they inspired all of that. so really i wanted to tell them thank you and i think they were both kind of appreciative and will little bit shocked by the positive engagement as well. >> with your degree in government or politics, do you want to step your big toe into washington? what do you want to do? >> you know, public service is the goal. whatever route that leads to at the end, my goal in my career is to know the people of this country and to serve them well. you know, whatever line that means stepping across serving the people, whether it be
democrat, republican, independent, whatever that is, that's the goal, just to serve the people of america because they deserve good public service. >> amen to that. tiffany easter, you have the photo of the day, photo of the week. thank you so much. now get back to that conference in washington, d.c. thank you so much. >> yes, ma'am, thank you. >> just in here to cnn, facebook ceo mark zuckerberg responding to how the social media giant handled the crisis over russian interference and when it actually knew about the russian meddlin meddling. also, florida, florida, florida. moments ago a federal judge denied this motion to delay the deadline. they wanted more time, specifically in palm beach county. what we will learn in 15 minutes. stay right here. you're watching cnn.
facebook on the defense of today, firing a conservative public relations firm it had hired, among other things, to just dig up dirt on its competitors and ceo mark zuckerbe zuckerberg. all of this after this damning the "new york times" report about how facebook has handled it's prchl.r. "delay, deny and deflect: how facebook's leaders fought through crisis." not only does it claim that facebook knew about the russian
interference as early as 2016, it claims it also hired a firm to deflect the blame." >> right before i came on, there was a call with mark zuckerberg and reporters. he pushed back this idea. take a listen. >> i said many times before that we were too slow to spot russian interference, too slow to get on top of it. and we certainly stumbled along the way. but to suggest that we weren't interested in knowing the truth or that we wanted to hide what we knew or that we tried to prevent investigations is simply untrue. >> this is one of many claims in this damning report. alex stamos, he's left the company, he tweeted that facebook had encountered unprecedented situations, he said he was never told by mark
or sheryl not to investigate. he said he wanted to be more transparent at the time. if you look back at the first transparency paper when they talked about the influence, there was no mention of russia at the time. that mention was taken out. i think a lot of these details are beginning to emerge. >> you landed the big mark zuckerberg interview, you are the one entrenched in silicon valley doing this entire documentary about facebook the last couple of months. what did you hear? what is it that we aren't seeing? >> it's a good question. i think, look, there's some things you notice. i sat in on a content meeting at facebook, which was fascinating to hear engineers -- imagine a small room, a table like our editorial table at cnn where you have about ten people looking at content and deciding whether or not it should stay up.
i remember thinking this is fascinating, who are these people to be making these editorial decisions and there's a fine line between hate speech and free speech. this is coming at a time where facebook is very concerned about having a liberal bias when they have to play nice with the government. you have imminent regulation coming. you have people calling to break up facebook. you have people upset on all sides. it's a very delicate side. i'll tell you something else. a lot of folks, brooke, having talked to a lot of my sources in silicon valley have things they want to say about facebook, are worried about some of the power and control and they are simply too afraid to say it. they say it could ruin their jobs. the country is simply too influential and these are big folks saying these things kind of behind closed doors in sill i
i -- silicon valley at the dinner table. >> thank you very much. two major races hang in the balance in florida. and in seven minutes, the recount deadline is here. what happens? we'll all find out together. and new developments on the devastation in california. the death toll now at nearly 60. here's another number. more than 300 people are just unaccounted for. how is that possible? who are they? what are they doing to reunite them, to find them? next.
two fires scorching california, the deadliest of the two being the camp town in the northern california town of paradise. 56 people have died, hundreds more are reported missing. in the south, the woolsey fire is nearly 60% under control, but just north of it, another brushfire, the briggs fire, that broke out today. fire officials say it's not threatening any homes as of now. nick watt is live near the l.a. ventura county line. we were talking to the american red cross crews there yesterday about this, the number of unaccounted for is 301 from the camp fire area. are those people -- what are they doing to find them? >> well, listen, brooke, that number may well drop. there may be duplicates. some of those people may just have fled and no one can communicate with them. but the death toll is i'm afraid to say almost certainly going to rise. what they're doing to try and
identify those bodies is, frankly, gruesome and grim. they've got anthropologists searching through destroyed structures the intensity was so great, unless you're trained you may not be able to identify what are human bodies, what are human remains, what are not. they're asking relatives of people on that list to provide dna samples to help them identify those human remains. this is calabasas, the winds have been so strong causing this devastation. brooke, back to you. >> nick watt, thank you. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. you are watching cnn. we've got the breaking news here. i'm brooke baldwin. with the tick of the clock, the time has run out in florida.