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in the briefing room earlier today, jen psaki called jean-pierre, quote, my friend, colleague, partner in truth, her family includes her partner suzanne and her daughter, congratulations to jean-pierre. thank you for watching, i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room," erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. >> "outfront" next, breaking news, cnn learning u.s. intelligence helped the ukrainians target that russian warship that sank in the black sea. this as there's a race against time at the mariupol steel plant, plus russia responding to a new york times report and u.s. intelligence helped ukraine kill several russian generals. what is ukraine saying to that? and the alabama correction officer who disappeared with the inmate, sheriff in the case is
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my guest. let's go "outfront." good evening, i'm erin burnett, "outfront" tonight the breaking news, we're learning u.s. intelligence helped ukraine target russia's prized warship last month, the moscova with cruise missiles. ukrainian forces spotted the warship in the black sea then called american contacts for information that it was in fact the moskava, as the white house pushes back earlier today from the times, this report from the times says u.s. intelligence helped ukraine kill russian generals. we know so many russian generals have been killed, unprecedented number, this as the ukrainians are fighting to the last man in want steel plant in mariupol under assault by putin's forces, moments ago, zelenskyy warning the shelling of the plant is not stopping, wounded inside are trapped and commander inside tells me they know they might not emerge alive. russia tonight racing to lock up control of all of mariupol, the
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last town still under partial ukrainian control keeping putin from completing that coveted land bridge connecting russian controlled areas to crimea. tonight, russian officials changing road signs there from ukrainian to russian so driving to mariupol, russian, and russian troops putting up a statue of elderly woman holding a soviet flag, soviet flag, ussr. so at this hour, it is that steel plant that stands between putin in control of mariupol and the situation in that plant is so dire, tells us if there is hell in the world it is in asovstal, the commander tells me civilians, about 220 including children are still there, putin ensuring safe exit of civilians from the plant but in exchange, said ukrainians had to order the militants to lay down arm so i
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ask the commander inside the plant for his response. >> translator: nobody is going to lay their arms and even in quotes, it is unacceptable to call militants there members of the regular ukrainian armed forces, national guards, border guards, at asov, no one is going to lay down arms. we are prepared to different options of negotiations but not to lay down the arms? >> much more with that commander in just a moment, because this battle to the death in mariupol comes as the u.s. assesses russia isn't anywhere close to where it wants to be in the fight overall. >> in the donbas region we still assess the ukrainians are putting up a stiff resistance and russians have not made the
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progress we've expected they, they expected to make at this point. not to say they haven't made any progress -- >> well the progress they have made come as a result of russia's nonstop bombardment of eastern ukraine, missiles today in kramatorsk damaging school and kindergarten, injuring at least six. to our reporter on the ground in ukraine tonight, scott mclain is there and scott, president zelenskyy gave his nightly address, i mentioned one part of it when he said the shelg of that plant the last stand of ukrainian forces in mariupol is not stopping. what else is he saying about the situations in mariupol? >> reporter: erin he says imagine the hell of two months of bombing, shelling and constant death nearby, says the shelling is constant despite the fact there are women and children still trapped inside. also says ukrainian negotiators doing everything they can not
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just to save civilians inside the plant but also to save soldiers who are there, many of whom are wounded. those troops would very much like to see some kind of an arrangement so they can get out alive but say they will not leave without a weapon in their hands. this is the last bastion of ukrainian resistance in mariupol. the asovstal steel plant under what city calls nonstop russian assault, inside, an untold number of civilians trapped as a bloody battle rages. commander of ukrainian troops in the plant saying thursday, fierce combat is on going, after, he says russian forces breached the compounds barrier. the commander, begging for transport of the bodies of soldiers who have died in weeks of violence at the complex. more evacuations of civilians still trapped inside, the united nations says it's hard to know exactly how many remain but they are trying to send help.
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>> the convoy is proceeding to get to asovstal, hope family, to receive those civilians remaining in the bleak held they have inhabited so many weeks and month and see take them back to safety. >> reporter: on thursday, putin promised safe passage for civilians out of mariupol and the kremlin denied an assault on asovstal but as russian forces besiege the city on all sides, ukrainian troops say the plant is a major hold out for mariupol's last defenders as the enemy closes in. an exceptionally bitter fight for a city vital to putin's war effort in ukraine, full control over mariupol completes a russian-controlled land corridor between its mainland and russian-controlled crimea, also means russian access to the city's key port escort hubs on the black sea, a major blow to ukraine who's remaining soldiers fight at all cost to protect the
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strategically important city. inside, the asovstal steel plant, ukrainian forces singing a battle hymn. it's sweeter to die in battle than live in chains as slaves, they chant, prepared to fight for ukraine until the very end. just like the last round, ukrainian officials unlikely to say anything consequential about this effort until the buses left the plant in saying anything that could jeopardize the success of the operation. meanwhile, trying to organize a separate evacuation corridor for people trapped in the broader city outside the plant, for tomorrow. >> thank you scott very much. now, i want to show you more of my conversation with the ukrainian commander inside the steel plant. i began by asking him to tell all of us what is happening there today.
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>> translator: today, during the day, the enemy what is been trying to storm asovstal. several units have already entered the territory of the plant, so there has been fierce fighting on the territory of the plant today. >> there there -- putin obviously has said that his order to russian troops to avoid going into the plant is still in place. it's clear from what you're saying that is not true. are there troops inside the plant near where you are now? what do you know about their location? >> translator: well we can see that obviously, his words are not true. this is another lie. the storm of the plant is going
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on. several units have already managed to come through to the territory of the plant, supported by the tanks, aviation and also ships from the sea. so our guys are carrying out the fighting. already, on the territory of the plant. >> how much longer can you continue fighting, commander? >> i can't tell you the exact number of hours, days or months, how long we will be able to carry on the resistance, but i can definitely tell you that we will be resisting until the very end. >> commander, when you say resisting until the very end, it is hard for anyone watching to truly understand the courage and bravery of you and your peers in there fighting.
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do you think that you will be able to come out of that plant to return to your life and family? >> translator: you are very right when you say that we are thinking about ourselves in the very last term because we would very much want our remaining civilians to be evacuated be from the plant as well as our wounded soldiers and -- so with regard to ourselves, of course we would like to return to our normal life, but this is not our first priority. >> commander, thank you so much. the other breaking news at
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this hour, cnn learning u.s. intelligence helped ukrainians target and sink putin's prized warship, the moskava, natasha, what more can you tell us about the u.s.'s role, this was obviously a crucial moment in the war when ukraine successfully sank that prized jewel in the russian fleet. >> reporter: yeah, erin, a huge blow to the russian military that was. it was seen as a major ukrainian victory and what we're learning now is that the u.s. actually provided targeting intelligence to the ukrainians with regard to the location of that warship. what happened is the ukrainian forces actually saw that warship in the black sea and they were wondering whether that was the pl moskava so called for that confirmation not to waste the cruise missiles now the u.s. did provide them with the exact
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location of that ship and did confirm it was the moskava but it was emphasized to us the united states did not know the ukraines were going to target the ship itself with their own missiles. u.s. has been providing ukraine with maritime intelligence to give them a general sense of awareness about the kind of activity going on in the black sea because of course those russian ships have been firing missiles on to ukrainian territory so it was emphasized to us there was no u.s. role in the decision made to target the ship. however, it remains to be seen of course whether russia is going to appreciate that distinction, right, because of course they have threatened that any u.s. and nato role in this war as it grows could be susceptible to a russian attack. >> all right, natasha, thank you very much, obviously sobering and this comes on the heels of learning that u.s. intelligence, the new york times reporting was used in the targeting of russian generals. i want to bring in james clapper because he is former director of national intelligence under
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president obama and also retired lieutenant general in u.s. air force. so general, when you hear this that u.s. intelligence was used, obviously the sources telling natasha oh but we didn't know, well we confirmed its location and what it was that they were actually going to use that to strike. okay. do you buy that? i mean it is a pretty significant piece of reporting to find that this ship was brought down in part because of u.s. information. >> lauren, when you share intelligence with a partner, particularly one that is involved in combat, for its natural survival and you're sharing intelligence with them, you have to assume they're going to use it to the maximum benefit for them and that carries with it, by the way, the responsibility for u.s. intelligence to ensure what is provided to ukrainians is
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accurate. i've heard complaints from some people that we're not providing intelligence rapidly enough. well, it's up -- responsibility is on us to ensure that the intelligence that we are providing is accurate as well as timely, but once you share that intelligence, with a partner, particularly one who is going to use it to kill people and destroy things, that's part of the deal. >> so look, the administration understands that this is a real loaded thing, because they are pushing back, white house is pushing back on the times report that intel the united states is sharing with ukraine is helping them kill russian generals and we know an unprecedented amount of russian generals killed. the white house says that new york times report is misleading and irresponsible. they say, quote, we do not provide intelligence with the intent to kill russian generals. again, 12 russian generals
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ukraine says they have killed but again, what do you make of that denial? that's not to say they are not providing intelligence about the russian generals. >> as i said, the intent may not have been specifically to share intelligence with ukrainians to kill russian generals, but if you share intelligence that gives the ukrainians situational awareness, if you help either identify or reinforce, for example, where a headquarters is, russian headquarters, well that's where generals generally gravitate is the head quarter. so once again, once you make the determination, the policy determination, you're going to share intelligence with a partner particularly one involved in combat then you're going to use it to the best of their ability and maximum extent possible. >> so general, this information is now public in terms of how
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the intelligence is being shared. do you think it will have an impact on the war? >> well as somebody who spent, you know, a lifetime in intelligence, almost gives me hives when these things are publicly revealed. so the effect could be, although it hasn't been so far, that the russians could tighten up their operational security which has been absolutely dismal and accordingly, the intelligence, perhaps, might dry up. there's always the concern of the protection of sources and methods. so to that extent, i suppose it could affect the war but it's not only javelins and stingers that are killing russians and destroying equipment. intelligence is a weapon as well. >> general clapper i appreciate your time. thank you very much. and next, vladimir putin
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minister saying vladimir putin apologized to him and said putin in a phone call, apologized for russian foreign minister sergei lavrov's comments you may remember the appalling comments when he claimed adolph hitler had jewish blood, matthew chance live in moscow where the kremlin imposed strict laws as the presence in ukraine is prescribed. now, let me ask you this, russia's read out of this call between prime minister bennett and putin had no mention of putin apologizing. what are you hearing? >> reporter: none at all, and that's because i think this is a very embarrassing incident for the russians. they have angered and upset a country, israel that has up until now not joined the sort of international condemnation and international sanctions effort against russia so, you know, it's one of its few, wouldn't say allies but one of the few
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countries out there that is not being super critical of russia for, you know, sending its troops into ukraine, what russia calls its special military operation. what the kremlin have said is the only topics they've discussed, made public, the readout from the kremlin says they discussed the situation in ukraine, specifically the situations in mariupol and the asovstal steel factory and then went on to talk about, you know, congratulating israel on its independence day, today, by the way, and commemorating victory day on may the 9th which was the commemoration, the end of the second world war basically the soviets defeat they call it of victory over nazi germany, both countries celebrate it on may the 9th but you're right, absolutely no mention at all of any apology for the words of the russian foreign minister. >> so the kremlin spokesman,
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dm dmitri pescov today, getting a lot of attention, saying the russian military, his words, are well aware the u.s. shares intelligence and his words again, other parameters, with the ukrainian military on an on going basis. now his remarks came after that new york times report, matthew, that said u.s. intelligence has helped kill russian generals. the white house is pushing back on that story saying there was never any such intent. what exactly is pescov saying here? >> reporter: well first of all, not confirming the intelligence led to the killing of russian generals. what he is saying is they are very aware that the united states, britain, nato share intelligence with ukrainian forces, are aware they give obviously weapons as well, and
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what pescov said is this first of all does not make the military operation we're conducting any shorter but also doesn't prevent us from achieving our military objectives, if i can use that in paraphrase what he said there so it's not exactly a condemnation but the a critique of that action and providing weapons and intelligence to ukraine. it's lengthening the conflict is what the russians say and not going to stop the conflict from achieving russia's aims. >> matthew chance, thank you very much. next, the disastrous day in the stocks, worst day of the year, inflation fears, growing fears of a fierce recession, president biden going to do anything about it? "outfront." and signing the alarm in texas, this mayor warning the president his border policy is going to backfire. >> going to expect the locals to
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tonight, wall street's worst day of the year, the dow plunging 1,063 points amid rising fears of growing inflation and possible severe recession. this is a drop so big, it brings back memories to many of the days of the great recession of 2008 and 2009 where i would look up on the floor of the new york stock exchange and see a market up 800, down 700, then down 1,600 and that sort of fear is how it felt. coming just one day after a new cnn poll shows 2/3 of all voters now disapprove of how president biden is handling the economy economist jim bianco starting with the coverage here, so 1,063 points, 2/3 of all voters disapprove of president biden's handling of the economy, how bad of a sign was what we saw in the dow today for the state of the economy? >> it was a very worrisome sign,
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that the stock market and more importantly the beyond market because it also had a bad day too and i think the bond market was the leader to the stock market, and that brings back the old jim cargo line from 1994 that he wanted to be reincarnated into the bond market because it can intimidate everybody, that's what happened today. bond yields wend up because there's the fear that the fed doesn't quite have its arms around this inflation problem. the only way they're going to get their arms around this inflation problem is in wall street policies they're going to have to raise rates enough that we have a hard landing or a recession and that's what spooking the markets, that the only way out of this is going to be economic pain and even though this is coming a day after the federal reserve chairman said he can pull this off without economic pain, i think the market somewhat reputiated him
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today. >> anything you think the white house, president biden can do right now or is this now beyond his control? >> well the biggest problem in the economy for inflation right now is it's going so well and people are demanding so many things that we're starting to see prices have to move up. if they can do something about the supply chain problem, if they can do something about high gas prices, if they can do something about the soaring food prices, problem is these are not so easily fixable problems. food problems is, you know, the war in ukraine when you start with grain prices, gas, comes back to the war in ukraine. the supply chain is a mess, covid lockdowns in china not helping that at all so if they can solve these problems, yeah, but these are not easy problems to solve and i don't think anybody's got a real solution for them other than we'll have to work through them and this will continue to be a problem. >> and when you have days like
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this in the market it makes people really pay attention to the real threats and fears of what a severe recession with 40 year high inflation can mean and that would be a horrible situation. all right, thank you very much, jim. so now, somebody that jim mentioned, a person who knows better than anyone else how the economy can be the winning or losing issue for campaigns is james carville, the lead strategist on. >> i was quite flattered, i don't think anybody remember that is quote from how many years ago -- i guess 20 -- >> you know, emailed our producer today and said i wanted to talk about this quote, important quote, so there you have it james. but so you hear him talking about how serious this is, how worrisome it is. obviously, and there's little the white house at this point can do whether they could have done something sooner is a separate issue, right, that's in the rear view mirror so i
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mentioned a new cnn poll that found 2/3 of all americans now disapprove of how president biden specifically is handling the economy, 2/3 of all americans. that's bad. on top of that, more than 50% of democrats think the economy is in poor shape, up 16 percentage points from december. 81% of independents think the economy is in poor shape. these are all bad, no good numbers in this entire thing. how big of a problem is this for the president? >> well, it's a huge problem. let me tell you other things. a plurality of americans think no jobs have been created under joe biden, and i think under 16 months, of any president since world war ii in job creation. i mean that, our previous guests point out that's tremendous demand here, i'm in vegas right now, we have, just supply chain issues causing a great deal of grief. shanghai probably the leading port in the world. >> yep. >> in terms of supply chain.
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so they have formidable problems but understand we've had real good job creation and a real reduction in child poverty and i don't think people, i think give an entire picture of an economy here and i don't think the people in america are understanding completely where it is. there are bad things but if we're making these decisions on the assumption no jobs created that's just simply not true. >> okay, and again, i know politics are politics right, you had some of the covid spending under trump and you had some of it under biden and those jobs, you know, it's a rebound from covid, but i get t you get political lines in the sand of who's in charge and who gets credit so i hear what you're saying but what americans are feeling is perhaps as covid end, jobs came back, and now they're faced with this huge inflation and fears of a recession. how do democrats come back from that? the midterms? can they come back from it?
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>> first of all, i think president should express confidence. i think that they're really working hard on the supply chain issues. i think they're really working hard on the strategic petroleum reserve. i think jerome powell was reappointed to the applause of everybody in the financial community. and, you know, clinton administration, if we had mentioned the stock market on television, bob woodward would call himself and say don't say stock market because you don't know what markets to do what, i do share our previous guest along with bond prices falling, that's not going to be good and hopefully the bond market will have the sense there's some stability in confidence here. that's what the president has to do and got to express this confidence and give people a sense that he can get things under control. >> so what decmocrats have been talking about, now look, 48 hours past the roe vs. wade so who knows where it will go but
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they say we'll motivate our base on this, hillary clinton went on cbs and talked about it, the outrage that people will feel will get people to come to the polls, do you think that's true? >> well i don't know, like a lot of dads today, been feeling with some angry and distraught daughters i think that's going on in all over the united states. today, no fear of democrats, you have to understand how significant this is, in politics, roe is over 2:1 in approval and they say we don't care, we're not fair and all democrats are going to do is sit around and talk about veganism and pronouns and to some extent, that is a justified opinion they have. now i hope that hillary clinton is correct in i hope that people
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understand that if we're going to let the legislature pass the bill today in a committee that would make a 20-year-old scared female, charged with homicide, in texas the governor will challenge the right of public education for children, in oklahoma passing bills you can't even get a case for life of the mother, if this doesn't motivate people, if this doesn't get you going, then i can't do anything to help you and who's not helping is the progressive advocacy groups, come on no one cares what they say, no one fears them and they need to start dispatching people to georgia and north carolina and wisconsin and pennsylvania, michigan, nevada, places like that and get out of washington and get out of talking points and get out there in the field and start registering people and motivating people, that's what i think. >> james carville, thank you,
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tonight new cnn poll says nearly 60% of americans says tonight is not the time to end title 42, the law used to turn away migrants from the southern border the past two years. president biden is lifting the law and 74% of americans don't think his administration can handle the surge the migrants to the united states is about to see. flores is "outfront." >> reporter: rebecca is the
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director of this catholic charity shelter in texas. a place where she says border patrol drops off the migrant overflow from processing centers in south texas and even from more than a thousand miles away in arizona. a 23-year-old medical student from cuba. so 50 to $60 a month she says is how much a doctor in cuba earns. to prepare for the lifting of title 42, the pandemic public health order used by federal agents to dispel migrants to mexico, sayoia says she opened a second shelter. >> i think, in my opinion, may be a mob mentality process. >> reporter: she says about five thousand migrants are waiting in mexico alone for title 42 to lift. pastor larenz ortiz runs two
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shelters there and shows photos of the haitians he says arrived a few days ago. >> i believe they find out -- >> reporter: ortiz says the haitians learned in the last week federal agents were allowed 70 migrants a day under the exception to title 42 and travelled to laredo to see if they could too. >> it tells me there's a lot of desperate people out there. >> reporter: customs protection officer in his first interview said he wasn't aware of the situation in laredo. if that is a preview of what the lifting of title 42 s how do you deal with thousands of migrants knocking on the doors of america? >> we follow the law and if they meet that criteria, that's what they're going to be entitled to. if they do not meet that criteria, any other number of circumstances could cause them to be expelled or to be prosecuted. >> during prior migrant surges, images like these showing
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overcrowded border patrol facilities made headlines especially when children held in custody more than 72 hours allowed by law. >> we have, i think, made a tremendous amount of progress. >> reporter: so this time around you feel confident children will not be in border patrol custody more than 72 hours. >> we do absolutely everything in our capacity to make sure that happens. >> reporter: ortiz says some of the haitians were in del rio last year, part of the 15,000 under a bridge got deported to haiti and now back, this time in laredo. >> we don't want the del rio situation. >> reporter: mayor wants title 42 to remain in place, fears lifting it could increase human smuggling in his city, says migrants who stash drugs are connected to local gangs with the cartels. >> do you have a plan for the administration. >> maybe a plan b, in the event
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plan a doesn't work. >> reporter: is there a plan b? >> whether you call it. a, c, b, or d, it is comprehensive, ready to deal with the challenges coming our way. >> reporter: so your plans to do what she can. >> our plan and mission here is to be ready. >> reporter: says she does it for migrants like ormilla who say they're fleeing persecution. she's looking for freedom, liberty -- who once in america, feel safe for the first time in their lives. so how will it work once title 42 lifts? the migrants were waiting in mexico like the thousands in laredo like you see behind me, will be able to walk up to a port of entry and seek asylum. erin, migrants have not been able to do that for a very long time. now magnus didn't give us a daily capacity but said that will be able to happen, erin. >> thank you very much, the eyes
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all right, now, just finding out the tips to find the inmate on the run and the person allegedly who assisted him now covering all four corners of the united states, it is a nationwide search for inmate casey white and the corrections officer who allegedly helped them get away, you see on the screen. the sheriff saying they received about half a dozen promising tips but the pair could be anywhere but first, ryan young is "outfront." >> newly released pictures show casey white's tattoos and what vicky white may look like if she changed hair color. every details counts in this man hunt with investigators asking for help identifying the two fugitives. >> we were several hours behind,
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it wasn't a typical over-the-wall escape so our investigation does look a little different. we've gotten several hundred and to be quite honest, all the four corners of the united states, we've gotten tips. >> as the man hunt enters the seventh day, tips coming in from several states. investigators widen the search from escaped alabama inmate casey white and corrections officer vicky white, no relation, with reported sightings from florida to kentucky. >> several leads we're following up on, some look promising. >> the pair of fugitives gather nat national attention but so far the trail remains cold. these renderings for the height differences. their quick escape caught on video last friday. local councilman tells cnn he saw vicky drive by and nothing seemed suspicious. >> they drove by slowly, she waved at me twice. >> reporter: the description of the alleged get-away vehicle was never supposed to be released to
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the public and now investigators concerned they may be driving a different vehicle. saying a romantic relationship may date back to 2020 and corroborated by inmates who came forward. during that time, casey white was in state prison awaiting trial on capital murder charges while serving a 75 year murder sentence for 2015 home invasion. saying vicky white stayed in touch by phone, he returned to facility in february awaiting trial appearances and mounting evidence of a methodically planned escape on the same day her coworkers were planning her retirement party. >> clearly, lots of planning went into this. >> reporter: vicky white held respected position as assistant director in the office. stunned by her actions. >> she was a long time trusted employee at our jail and just exploited the system and that's why it's so shocking. a >> reporter: and he has a
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message for her. >> and i would hope she would come home. i think she's in danger. i would say come home. >> reporter: yeah erin, when you think about the details of the story, so many baffled but take a look at this. this is the control car taken from that jail, that car in that parking lot for them to get away. so many questions but the u.s. marshal service says they've gotten hundreds of tips so far and every time it's on television say they get even more so hoping someone will see them out there, especially with this guy being 6'9", and hopefully get that phone call. >> very noticeable, good point, i want to go now to lauderdale county sheriff, i want to ask you understanding of where you are. moments ago, u.s. marshalls released this rendering of how vicky white might be disguised with darker hair so put that out. i know you, obviously getting a lot of tips but half a dozenish appear to be promising.
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where are the tips coming from, have you heard of new sightings? >> well, obviously, coming from all corners of the country as the marshal said but, you know, the tip that we're getting, following up on, aggressively as we can, some of them do look promising, you know, but it takes a time to follow through on those things. we're hoping one of them will pan out and be able to locate them. >> so, this story is just so incredible, the fact obviously you got a manhunt now seven days in progress but also the fact yoos you've been pouring through surveillance video from the detention facility. what have you been able to learn from that about their relationship and how long they planned this? >> well actually the video footage from the detention center not provided that much information concerning any relationship. most of our information there comes from inmates who came forward last saturday and advise
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us there was a relationship. the confirmation actually came from other sources outside the detention center. >> so, and that inmates were able to confirm that. so, but just in the context of this, this relationship that she's having with him that you've learned about, you've known her for a long time. and i know you admire her and she was set to retire the day she went missing. i just keep thinking about that and saying gosh, employees were getting ready to throw her a retirement party. people viewed her as a mother figure. i mean, it's unbelievable to think that she may have done this. why do you think she did it? >> why she did it? i really don't know. it's not the vicky white we know, but obviously there was a side to vicky white that we weren't aware of and she has coordinated this and taken advantage of her knowledge of the system and played it to her advantage and, you know, made it very difficult.
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>> and so do you have confidence you'll find them, sheriff? >> i do. absolutely, i think we'll find them. >> all right, well we are watching and of course, hoping you do and soon. sheriff singleton, thank you very much. >> thank you. next, russians keep a badly injured ukrainian prisoner alive for just one reason -- to get one of their own soldiers back. but, at upwork, we found her. she's in prague betwtween the ideal cup of coffee and a truly impressive synthesizer r collection. and you can find her right now (lepsi?) on (lepsi.) when the world is your workforce, finding the perfect project manager, designer, developer, or whomever you may need... tends to fall right into place. find top-rated talent who can start today on
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to keep san francisco safe. recall chesa boudin now. tonight, a ukrainian soldier's sacrifice, injured in mariupol before being captured by russians and held nearly three weeks, nick payton walsh is "outfront." >> reporter: this is how cliff's war ends but if you told him he were lucky he would probably agree, he fought for mariupol and the steel factory village since the war began. felt the heat of russian tanks blasting his building just meters away. he survived but only just. here, after 17 days as a wounded prisoner in russia.
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>> translator: very often when i close my eyes i see that moment when the tank was firing at me and my side getting injured. on the day of my injury, one of my boys, a machine gunner was killed. every time, it's personal. every time, i heard it over the walky talky or in person that someone was dead. it would conjure memories of him. >> reporter: his mind, also in pieces. left grappling with fragments of the worst fighting in europe for decades. >> translator: you know there's a point when the brain accepts it, seeing the phosphorus missiles, seeing aviation flying in. when this became normal, that was scary. we learned how to fall asleep, at this accompaniment, instead, it became scary to fall asleep in the silence. >> two moments, though, haunt him here. >> translator: the first time i used tourniquets on my friend and the second scene is this --
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we saw aviation destroying whole hangers, watching a huge hanger have nothing left in just seconds. this has really been engraved on my memory. >> reporter: wounded on april the 10th when he regained consciousness, he was not where he thought he was. >> translator: first time i found out i was held captive was when we were inside ambulance. me and another guy with similar injuries. he asked, are you ours? and they replied. it is unclear now who you mean by ours now. they say i was under the guard of ministry of state security of the separatist dcr but it was scarier when i got to the separatist hospital, i was told by a russian soldier, you'll have to forget ukrainian now. you'll only get help if you ask in russians. the russians kept him alive, he says, so they could exchange him for their own.
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>> translator: there were two of us bed-ridden so we had to be fed by nurses so they would say, because of you, my son got killed. i tried to be understanding but they were accusing us of things we never did and we had russian news read to us all the time, in the morning and evening. that was a lot of pressure on the mind. a distortion of reality. >> reporter: on april the 27th, the exchange happened and he was put on a plane, his pelvis crushed, lower jaw broken, brain concussed but can still feel his legs. >> translator: i also have problems with my eyes because of constant bright flashes and dust. so at first, they were glazed, then they opened. for now, i still can't see with my left and my right only silhouetted, my body was broken but not my spirit. my doctor says i would be able
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to pick any new balance sneakers by autumn. that makes me happy. >> reporter: nick payton walsh, cnn. >> thank you for joining us, can always find the latest episode on podcast, go to cnn/audio or your favorite podcast app and perk erin burnett "outfront." ac 360 starts now is. >> good evening, battle on the ground in ukraine in mariupol that vladimir putin is trying to deny ahead of a russian holiday, ahead of a steel plant in mariupol his spokesman says today isn't happening and vladimir putin himself said would not need to happen but it is happening, this video shows some of the on going conflict, it's something we found today it's harrowing and just some of what soi what civilians have been suffering from for weeks now,