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benefits. that is a huge sigh of relief for people in towns like mine that have one grocery and have had nowhere to buy toilet paper for the last ten days. >> a good ending for this one. >> "early start" continues right now. nearly 300 people now dead in coordinated easter terror attacks in sri lanka. t mpl what is the best thing for the country. >> do you think this is impeachable? >> yeah, i do. >> some democrats are starting to come around on impeachment in the wake of the mueller report. a comedian scores a decisive win as ukraine's next president, bringing fresh uncertainty to a
critical ally. what are you doing? he's bleeding. >> right there, the claims of excessive force in florida, video capturing police slamming a teen's head to the ground. what the tdeputy is saying this morning. good morning and welcome to "early start," i'm michelle cozc kosinski. it is 2:30 p.m. in sri lanka. the death toll in an easter sunday attack in sri lanka rising to 290 people. that number includes at least two americans, the attack involved coordinated explosions in at least eight locations across sri lanka, including three churches and four high-end hotels. officials now say 24 people are under arrest. the state department says terror groups are still plotting possible attacks with little or no warning. also a police source tells cnn an internal memo was sent by
authorities before the bombings that contained a warning to raise security. senior international correspondent ivan watson is live in the sri lanka capital of colombo. what are we learning now. i understand that the suspects that they have arrested are believed to be locals. is that an official assessment at this point? >> reporter: we're still working to nail that down but basically the government here is calling this a brand new type of terrorism, michelle. and that's saying a lot for a country that fought a civil war that went on for decades. it's been over for about a decade. but i mean, look at the aftermath of this series of coordinated terror attacks that took place that ripped through st. anthony's shrine here, a catholic church in colombo on east easter sunday. you can still see damage, shattered glass, and the clock tower seems to be frozen at 8:45 a.m., which is roughly when we
think the suicide bomber, as the government has put it, attacked this church as well as two other catholic churches in two other cities, also attacking two other hotels here in colombo with just a staggering death toll. 209 killed, 500 wounded. the security forces do say they have detained a couple of dozen suspects, but even that process has been deadly. in some of the raids carried out after the initial blasts on sunday, some of the suspects at one house here in colombo detonated more explosives, killing three police. so this is the kind of enemy that the security forces are dealing with. they're not taking any chances. they're imposing a curfew that starts at 8:00 p.m. and runs overnight. they are blocking access to many social media sites but it's
pretty easy for sri lankans, to get around that with vpn. just weeks ago this month where there was a warning from a foreign intelligence agency about possible terrorist bomb attacks against catholic churches and the kindergartindi diplomat diplomatic commission in colombo. you have them accusing security chiefs of negligence and incompetence saying places of worship should have been better protected in light of that warning. >> just staggering to see after a period of peace there in sri lanka. thanks, ivan. back here, a frightening scene sunday at an easter service in san diego. church members tackled a woman who was carrying a 10-month-old baby and handgun after she threatened to blow up the church. witnesses say the woman walked
into the auditorium at mount everest academy at noon, during a nondenominational service. >> two minutes after i came in, this lady comes on stage, came through the back with her baby and a gun and she starts talking all of this craziness about the rapture not being real and everyone is going to hell. after she started pointing the gun at the baby, one of the older men grabbed it from her and me and a couple of other men tackled her. >> police identified the woman as 41-year-old anna conkey, they later found her 5-year-old daughter healthy and unhurt. the children are now in protective custody. white house now in full spin mode, reacting to a very damaging mueller report. the president's personal lawyer rudy giuliani launching a blistering attack on the report even though he does not question its findings. >> you're saying that this document is not credible. >> how about looking at it this
way, people who were unfair to him, people who wrote an unfair report, people who came close to torturing people to get information. >> people who came close to tor t -- torturing people? >> you call it cheep shots, other people call it evidence. >> you don't just spew out all this stuff. >> do impryou and the president accept the idea that the russian interference was designed to help president trump. >> i believe it was. i can't tell you for sure. i haven't examined all the evidence. >> does the president accept that? >> i think he does. >> giuliani defended the campaign's willingness to take information from the russians. boris sanchez filed this report over the weekend. >> dave and michelle, according to sources president trump spent the weekend fuming over news coverage over details in the mueller report and the depiction from some former white house officials of a white house in chaos. a president that is unhinged, paranoid and angry, and aides
that either ignore or refuse to carry out his orders. meantime, the president's attorney, rudy giuliani was on the sunday morning talk shows. he spoke with jake tapper on state of the union, and jake asked about some of the behavior outlined in the report, specifically whether it was ethical or moral. listen to giuliani's response. >> any candidate in america would take information -- >> from a hostile foreign source. >> there's nothing wrong with taking information from russians. >> it depends on where it came from. it depends on where it came from. you're assuming that the giving of information as a campaign contribution. read the report carefully. the report says we can't conclude that because the law is pretty much against that. >> the strategy here from the president's legal team is one that we have seen before. they're now just questioning the credibility of people cited in the mueller report even as they accept the report's general findings. house speaker nancy pelosi is scheduled to hold a conference
call with the democratic caucus at 5:00 p.m. on monday to talk about the possibility of pursuing improvement. dave a -- impeachment. >> a growing number of democrats are warming to the idea of impeachment. >> it may be that we under taken impeachment nonetheless. what we are going to have to decide as a caucus is what is the best thing for the country. is the best thing to take up an impeachment proceeding because to do otherwise suggests this is somewhat combatable with office. >> we have to make decisions based upon the fact that it is our watch, and you know, history, i think, even if we did not win, possibly, if there were not impeachment, i think history would smile upon us for standing up for the constitution.
>> do you think this is impeachable? >> yeah, i do. i do think that this, if proven, if proven, which hasn't been proven yet, some of this -- if proven, some of this would be impeachable, yes. obstruction of justice, if proven would be impeachable. >> chairman nadler plans to call former white house counsel don mcgahn to testify. according to the report, mcgahn refused an order from the president to fire the special counsel. >> and politico is reporting democrats on the judiciary committee are already engaged with the justice department, making preliminary arrangements for robert mueller to testify next month. to an astounding story in ukraine where a life is imitating art. a tv comedian who played a teacher who becomes president of ukraine is now the real president of ukraine.
political newcomer vladimir zelensky, all the policies, oh, wait, phil, there were none. >> reporter: that's right, dave. it was pretty much policy free for the zelensky campaign. it was extraordinary in other ways too. he's not a politician. he's a regular guy, a nonpolitician who's here to clean up politics in the country. that is the character he plays on television. that is the character he played throughout his campaign, and he did it not through interviews and rallies and public appearances and detailed policy discussion but through pretty cheeky online videos, social media, through mocking his opponents and the old guard of ukrainian politics and it was on the whole, really effective. it resonated with a huge amount of ukrainians and the exit
polls, it all points to a spectacular result, winning about 73% of the vote, a mix of people who are simply fed up and desperate to vote for something other than the status quo. that's the protest vote, and then those who are generally sold on zelensky, who have projected their hopes and dreams on to his very vague campaign, and now have extraordinarily high expectations that will be a challenge to meet because this is a country with a long list of problems that he's going to inherit on day one, a struggling economy and of course the ongoing war against russian backed separatists in the east of the country. vladimir's zelensky is now going to have to go face-to-face, that's this professional comedian and clown going fa face-to-face one of the world east most experienced statesmen, the russian president. >> that war has claimed the lives of 13,000, some serious problems for professional clown. phil black live. we elected a real estate reality
guy but at least he spent several years talking about follows and ideas, whether you agree with him or not. this is an astounding development. >> you're saying he should win an oscar for a convincing performance of a guy who has won the presidency. >> i have not seen servant of the people. i do not speak the language. >> you'll have to watch that. >> i'll find some clips. ahead, eight u.s. allies could face sanctions if they keep buying oil from iran. a big move from the state department next. at panera, our salads are uniquely crafted.
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democrats starting to come around on kpeechimpeachment. a comedian bringing fresh uncertainty to a critical ally. what are you doing? he's bleeding. >> and claims of excessive force in florida, video captured police slamming a teen's head to the ground. what the deputy is saying this morning. welcome back to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> and i'm michelle kosinski. a death toll in an attack in sri lanka, rising steeply to 290 people. that number includes at least two americans. the attack involved coordinated explosions in at least eight locations across sri lanka including three churches and four high end hotels. officials say 24 people are under arrest so far. state department says terror groups are still plotting possible attacks with little or no warning. also a police source tells
cnn internal memo was sent by authorities before the bombings that contained a warning to raise security. senior international correspondent ivan watson live in the vi -- sri lanka capital. what happened with that warning? >> reporter: apparently not a lot because the warning specifically noted that a foreign intelligence service thought that it had information suggesting a group identified as national tahid, appears to be some sort of sri lanka organization was planning on using suicide attacks against catholic churches and the indian high commission here in colombo and despite that warning, nothing seemed to have protected catholic churches like st. anthony's shrine behind me here where at least one suicide bomber struck authorities say
sometime between eight and nine in the morning on easter sunday with devastating results, and not only here but also at two other catholic churches across the country during easter services. and then these high end hotels that were also hit here in colombo as well. so one government minister i have spoken with is saying this is an example of negligence and incompetence. it has to be investigated. while that are calls and criticism here, there is also a fluid situation where we have just learned from a police spokesperson of some 87 detonators being discovered at the main bus station here in colombo, and just yesterday, hours after the main series of coordinated, apparently bomb attacks that killed at least 209 people and wounded more than 500 when police were conducting a raid at one house here in colombo, there were then a series of bombings there that
killed three police officers. so the situation still very fluid with warnings coming from the u.s. state department with a curfew that is going to be imposed overnight starting at 8:00 p.m. local time. and the authorities shutting down access to social media sites while calling on responsible reporting and trying to avoid the spreading of rumors. so far no claims of responsibility and the authorities so far are not accusing any particular group of being behind what appeared to have been a very well coordinated and just devastating series of terrorist attacks. dave and michelle. >> ivan watson live for us in sri lanka, thank you. frightening scene sunday at an easter service in san diego. church members tackled a woman carrying a ten-month-old baby and a handgun after she threatened to blow up the church. witnesses say the woman walked into the auditorium at mount
everest academy around noon during a nondenominational service. >> two minutes after i came in, this lady comes on stage, came through the back with her baby and a gun, and she starts talking about this craziness about the rapture not being real and everyone going to hell. when she pointed the gun at the baby, an older gentleman grabbed it. they later found her 5-year-old daughter healthy and unhurt. the children are now in protective custody. a growing number of democrats are warming to the idea of impeaching president trump, including three committee chairmen who seemed hesitant in the past to even discuss the issue. >> now, it may be that we undertake an impeachment none the less. what is the best thing for the country, is it the best thing for the country to take up an
impeachment proceeding because to do otherwise suggests this conduct is compatible with office. >> there comes a point in life where we all have to make decisions based upon the fact that it is our watch, and you know, history, i think, even if we did not win possibly, if there were not impeachment, i think history would smile upon us for standing up for the constitution. >> do you think this is impeachable? >> yeah, i do. i do think that this -- if proven, if proven, which hasn't been proven yet, some of this, if prucoven some of this would impeachable. >> jerry nadler plans to call don mcgahn to testify. according to the mueller report, mcbeg mcgahn refused to fire the
special counsel. the president's lawyer, rudy giuliani launching a blistering attack, even though he does not question its findings. >> you're saying that this document is not credible. >> how about looking at it this way, people who were unfair to him, people who wrote an unfair report. people who came close to torturing people. >> the report that ultimately cleared president trump. >> and that takes every cheap shot imaginable. >> you call it cheap shots. other people call it evidence. >> you don't just spew out all of this stuff. >> do you and the president accept the idea that the russian interference was designed to help president trump? >> i believe it was. i can't tell you for sure. i haven't examined all of that evidence. >> does the president accept that? >> no reason to dispute it. i think he does. >> not entirely clear about that. joining us now, princeton historian julian zelizer, good
to see you, sir. torture came up in head spinning days from the lawyer, but one thing he told jake really stood out. let's listen to this. >> any candidate in the whole world in america would take information. >> from a foreign source, from a hostile foreign source? >> there's nothing wrong with taking information from russians, depends on where it came from. it depends on where it came from. you're assuming tat giving of information is a campaign contribution. the report says we can't conclude that because the law is pretty much against that. >> we have come a long way to now there is nothing wrong with taking information from a hostile foreign government. what is the obvious signal sent to vladimir putin and what does that mean? >> it's a terrible signal, and that comment actually reflects the first part of the report, meaning a lack of ethical clarity in the campaign and now in the administration about what's right and what's wrong,
and i think giuliani in some ways revealed part of the essence of trump's mentality with that statement. >> and democrats, you have said that it's always risky to go for impeachment. i think that nadler pause was one of the most telling sound bites or lack of sound bites from the weekend. and you see his decision and how to answer this, not to say all of the indecision that's out there, but you're also saying that not doing anything is as risky. >> right. so first, it's always uncertain how this plays out. there's no clear road map. democrats can't really base it on that. they have to base it, is there something impeachable that happened, then they have an obligation to act. if they do nothing, there's a risk. politically they could play directly into president trump's line that this was all a witch hunt, all fake news, help him win reelection.
they may help to legitimate the things he did. if the democrats decide to do nothing they may in some ways say that's okay for a president to do. it's not clear where to go next. >> there is reporting that would suggest the president wants them in the house to pursue impeachment because he believes this could be a clinton lesson, where the republicans took a beating in the house, and clinton's favorability shot up to 73% following that. should democrats learn from what happened there. >> they could look at that, but i think the substance of the actual charges is very different than with clinton. this is much more severe. and second. >> because clinton was his personal private life, if you will. >> absolutely. and that's what people responded to in terms of the substance. here you're talking about election interference and multiple counts of obstruction of justice, and that's just in the mueller report. then we have to add everything else we've learned about the president. let's remember, 1974 went very
dichb differently. democrats made the right decision, the public in 1976 elected a democratic president and a democratic congress. >> richard nixon committed a cri crime. >> well, that's the question right now on the table. >> in terms of obstruction. >> exactly. >> and let's take a look at that, ongoing investigations spawned by the mueller report. >> yeah. >> there are many. i think it's probably tough for the public to keep all of this out. i mean, look at this. roger stone, hush money, finances, insurance practices and now you have pharra, saying when trump leaves office there's a chance this is going somewhere. so this is very very far from over. >> oh, absolutely. there's multiple investigations and taking place both inside congress and out, and i do think the discussions taking place about starting an impeachment
process, which is different than impeaching a really on the table, and democrats today i think will have that as part of their conversation. >> one thing is clear, democrats haven't quite figured out which is the way they want to fight the president. we saw in the midterms, moderate dra democrats led the way. there's this other fraction that's going to lead well into 2020 to michelle's point, we'll be talking mueller throughout this point. julian zelizer, good to see you, sir. speaking of 2020 tonight from cnn, live from new hampshire, the first major candidate event of the 2020 campaign, not one, but, two, three, four, five, town halls, bernie sanders, kamala harris, lelizabeth warre, buttigieg. one more democrat is in the field, seth moulton, massachusetts congressman has joined the fray. >> a total of 19 now. 19. in ukraine, it is life
imstating ai imitating art. a comedian who played the president is now the president. political newcomer, zelensky declaring victory. phil black live from kiev. i know he was expected to win. the margin of victory was enormous. is there a fear there that they're going to regret the choice of somebody who did not talk about the issues at all and now has to face vladimir putin? >> reporter: indeed. it's an interesting question, michelle because there is now tremendous uncertainty. expectations in some corners are so very high yet we simply don't know in many ways what zelensky stands for. he was light on detail, and policy. he's very charismatic and has a
likable smile and it's possible the line between reality and fiction blurred in terms of the tv character you mentioned, the regular guy who accidentally becomes president and goes on to fight corruption. that was the idea, the image that zelensky portrayed through the campaign. he didn't do it be i talking about policy. he didn't submit to many interviews. he ran using online videos, cheeky videos attacking his opponents, and it's all worked for him. it looks like he's secured 73% o. vote, which is -- of the vote which is all pretty extraordinary. the reality is he has things to deal with now, the economy is in trouble. corruption is an issue, and a real point for many voters and the war in the east of the country against russian backed separatists that has been going for five years. the man who has made a career and become famous from being the comic and clown, he now has to stand up against the experienced
statesman, vladimir putin. president trump has phoned zelensky to congratulate him on the victory, and to congratulation ukraine on the successful election. that's the other significant point here, a sitting president is being removed peacefully, and democratically, the last president was forced out through a violent revolution that left 100 people killed, and that was only five years ago. >> this will make a great movie san diego. wait a minute -- some day. wait a minute, he's already starring. >> it cements the view around the world that truly anyone can be president, and i mean, who's to say that that's a bad thing. you don't know how it's going to work out. >> this man, in phil's words, is a clown taking on a former kgb agent. a 5-year-old missing in illinois, and police are focussing on what happened inside the boy's home. staying at hampton for a work trip. oh no. your new boss seems cool, but she might not be sweatpants cool.
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back to our top story for a moment. the sri lanka government, apologizing to victims. the government saw the warnings ahead of time. a police source tells cnn an internal memo was sent by authorities before the bombings that contained a warning to raise security. countries importing iranian oil including many u.s. allies could face u.s. sanctions starting next month. sanctio sanctions waivers will no longer be granted to the country. mike pompeo is expected to make the announcement this morning. the state department issued the 180 day waivers last november to china, india, japan, south korea, taiwan, italy and greece with the idea of giving them time to find alternative oil
sources. the goal of the policy is to drive up the costs of iran's maligned behavior and address the regime's threats. stop and shop employees have reached a tentative deal to end their ten-day strike. late sunday, stop and shop workers who were on strike will return to work monday morning adding the message you sent by collectively standing up for yourselves, your families and for your jobs, has resonated not only with the company but all of america. the strike began april 11th, when 31,000 workers walked out across stores in massachusetts, connecticut and rhode island. the deal includes a pay increase for all associates and continued health coverage and retirement benefits. i can now return to any only grocery store in my town. >> you can eat again after a month. >> that is very good news. >> we'll be right back. as here. i couldn't catch my breath. it was the last song of the night.
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what are you doing? he's bleeding. >> a florida sheriffs deputy under investigation for slamming a teenager's head into the ground and punching him moments after another officer pepper sprayed the teen. broward county sheriff is vowing to conduct a thorough investigation. the arrest report, the deputy claims he had to act convictly because he feared he would be struck or have his weapon taken from him. he has been placed on restrictive administrative assignment. a 5-year-old boy missing in illinois, and police do not believe he was abducted nor walked away. authorities say they've put a special focus on the family's home. the parents of 5-year-old andrew or a.j. freund reported him missing last thursday. police k-9 units only picked up andrew's scent within the residence, indicating he had not left the home on foot. >> we're all just doing whatever we can at this point. i have no control over what people think.
i just want my son to come home. okay. >> the illinois department of children and family services has been involved with the family since just after andrew was born. officials say there were signs of neglect by the mother. veteran zoo keeper is recovering this morning after she was attacked by a tiger at the zoo in topeka, kansas. officials say the woman and a 7-year-old male sumataran tiger were in the habitat when the animal attacked her. >> it was it's a normal part of the daily process for her to enter that space, to clean it, to maintain it, to put out enrichment items. all of that is normal. the one point that was not normal was that sanji also found access to the space at the same time. >> the zoo keeper suffered cuts and punctures to her head, neck, back and arm. she's currently in stable condition. the injured zoo keeper is the
facility's primary tiger keeper and has been working in the space for years. the zoo will not euthanize the tiger. big trouble for the first test of spacex crew dragon space, the launch vehicle is undergoing engine tests and obviously something really went wrong, resulting in explosion and thick plume of smoke. if the issue is serious, it could derail plans to fly astronauts into orbits later this year. spacex and boeing were given multibillion dollar contracts to develop their own space craft. they were supposed to start flying in 2017. >> it's not so easy to get up into space. this is a story of how all great stories begin with the words "a florida man", this one arrested and charged with impersonating a police officer after trying to pull over an undercover cop. police say 26-year-old matthew joseph aris used red and blue lights on the grill of his vehicle. the undercover detective called
it an attempted traffic stop. they found an air soft pistol until the suspect's car and a light bar installed on the roof. no word yet on a court date for aris. sounds like he was doing everything right. sounds pretty by the book. >> do you know there's a card game on kick starter called a florida man, it's a beauty. >> you're right. thanks a lot for joining us, . >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. >> we want to welcome our viewers around the world and in the united states. it is 6:00 in new york. john avlon joins me today. >> good morning. >> the death toll has soared in sri lanka. nearly 300 kill and over 500 hurt in bombings.
the government now blames a little known jihadi group for the bombings >> the government there is admitting they knew about warnings before the attacks. it is issuing an apology to victims and families. authorities were warned ten days ago about a potential attack. ivan watson is live in sri lanka with the details. >> reporter: good morning, john. the situation here is still fluid and tense. there is a vehicle down the road and the authorities, soldiers here cleared out. they are clearly suspicious about the vehicle right now. that gives you a sense of some of the insecurity on the streets now in a country that is declared a curfew starting at 8:00 p.m. and cut off access to social media sites for the population in sri lanka. i'm in front of one of