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>> this is the prime opportunity for any adversary. >> to be clear, this last seven days is the period of greatest jeopardy? >> absolutely. >> have you seen a change in their behaviors? >> we understand what they're doing, we have called them out on that. we remain on high alert. is that to say they won't try anything else? absolutely not. >> last week, it was warned that iran and russia obtained voter reg administration data. ratcliff says iran seeks to damage president trump's re-election efforts. and the u.s. cyber command derailed a russian cyber attack. this morning, we look at one of president trump's biggest campaign promises, stopping illegal immigration. in 2015, he vowed to build a wall along the southern border and said mexico would pay for it. his goal was to complete more
than 500 miles of the wall by the end of this year. the actual number turns out to be much less than that, and the money came from u.s. taxpayers. mireya villarreal rode along to see what you paid for and find out if it's working. >> reporter: border patrol agents in south texas change shifts right around 6:30 in the morning. >> yeah, so they've been waiting for a while. they crossed and have been waiting for the right time. >> reporter: a vulnerable moment, smugglers try to take advantage of. >> the wall is here, they're still here. >> they're still coming across. >> reporter: in just four hours, our cameras captured dozens trying to cross into the united states illegally. we watched as agents used drones, helicopters, dogs, and the new wall to slow the flow. so two behind me right now, three in the bush. is it a matter you have to use
all of these tools? >> yeah, it's not a one solution problem. you need everything, you need more agents, you need border infrastructure, and you need tools and technology to help us close up this gap. >> reporter: but not everyone survives the long journey. this is the heartbreaking reality agents are dealing with every day. people risking it all to give their families a better life. >> today, america's borders are more secure than ever before. [ applause ] >> reporter: president trump has made it his mission since before the election to halt illegal immigration. his administration has allotted merely $15 billion so far to spend on depending the border. customs and border patrol says that has led to just 371 miles of wall being built along the however, much of that amounts to replacing existing structures. despite that big price tag,
border apprehensions peaked last fiscal year, totalling nearly 1 million, leading many to question what they got for all that spending. >> money is being wasted on something that sunness. >> reporter: she pushed back against the government when they tried to take her property in february of 2019. s >> i'm going to fight it until the end. i'm going to fight it even if they build the wall, i'm going to fight it to tear it down. >> reporter: the u.s. supreme court will have a say in the border wall matter. the justices taking on a case right now challenging the use of president trump's funds, $2.5 billion that went from the pentagon to the construction of this border wall. tomorrow, we'll take another look at what is happening here along the border. we'll focus on family separation, as well as asylum seekers in the u.s. and mexico. seekers in the u.s. and mexico. >> mireya villarreal on the vicks vapopatch. easy to wear with soothing vicks vapors for her,
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jurist number one and two told us they were only presented with wanton endangerment in the case of one officer. they say they were shocked that more serious charges were not presented by the attorney general's office. and they are speaking out now about what happened behind closed doors. gayle king has this exclusive interview. >> they didn't give us the charges up front. when they gave us all of that testimony, over 20 something hours and then to say these are the only charges that are coming up with, it's like, what did we just sit through? to me, it was a betrayal. >> so when you looked and are told the only thing you need to consider is wanton endangerment, did anyone say hey, are there any other options here? did either of you say that? >> almost the entire room. >> what was the answer you were given? >> basically in a nutshell they said there were other possible charges that we ---ed but
nothing that we could make stick. >> they never gave us the opportunity to deliberate on anything but the charges for hingeson. there was uproar in that room. there was several more charges that could have gone forward on all of those officers or at least the three shooters. >> why is this so extraordinary? >> normally the grand jurors are presented with the law and the charges so they can listen to the facts with an open mind and apply those facts to the law. almost as a road map. >> what happened here? >> what happened here was it was clone in the complete reverse. >> what stands out to you the most? >> from a legal perspective, it looked like they weren't following the grand jurors and only wanted the grand jurors to follow them, which is contrary to the actual rule. >> reporter: grand juror number one and two say what prompted them to ultimately speak out was that press conference held by kentucky attorney general daniel
cameron, which they insist falsely represented their position. >> while there are six possible homicide charges under kentucky law, these charges are not applicable to the facts before us, because our investigation showed, and the grand jury agreed, that mattingly and cosgrove were justified in the return of deadly fire. >> when he stated that there were six possible murder charges, and that the grand jury had agreed that those didn't apply, the first time i heard the word six possible murder charges was in that news conference. >> it was not presented to you in the grand jury deliberations? >> no. >> and personally, when i do something, i take responsibility for it. we had not done that. >> i really felt that this was all cameron, this was up to him. we didn't get a choice in that
at all. so i was livid. by the time i heard what he was saying, everything that came out of his mouth, i was sayi ining , because we didn't agree to anything. we never met cameron? >> you they have met attorney general cameron? >> no, we never met him. >> i think many people will be surprised to hear they had no contact with attorney general cameron whatsoever. >> i agree. if you watched the press conference, it seemed clear from the wording that mr. cameron was implying that he played a larger role in the actual presentation. >> is that normally how it works? >> well, the attorney general in kentucky doesn't normally present cases to the grand jury. but i think to answer your question, generally the highest person in the office would come and introduce themselves to the grand jurors. >> do either of you think there was enough evidence to present charges of murder, attempted murder, manslaughter? >> yes, i think there was. just all of the evidence there,
as we were listening to it, we were sure this was leading up to something like that. >> reporter: among the evidence the grand jury heard from the night of the raid was the 911 call from breonna taylor's boyfriend, kenneth walker. he says he fired a warning shot at who he thought were intruders. officers returned fire with 32 bullets. >> >> reporter: the thing that stood out to me when i was talking to him, he said, why would i call 911 if i thought it was the police? >> that resonated with me, because he didn't know who it was that was coming in. he had no idea. you could hear the distress. everything about what he said was believable. it made sense all the way through. >> you found him credible? >> yes. >> totally believable. >> did you find the police cred snibl >> no. >> no, too many inconsistencies
in their story. i understand that in the situation like that, you may not remember. but i didn't find their testimony credible. >> what was your understanding about what happened that night? >> it was a mess. there didn't seem to me that there was any organization or almost any leadership in the whole operation. >> from the evidence that i heard, this thing started out, you don't need seven cops to go up to somebody's door and say we're here to do an investigation at 1:00 in the morning. it kept going downhill from there. it was one mistake right after the other, right after the other. they covered it up. that's what the evidence that i saw. and i felt like there should have been lots more charges on that. they covered it up. >> we reached out to kentucky attorney general daniel cameron, and he did not give us a new statement. but last month he told a local
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or call now. your donation will make a real difference. there's a tiny restaurant in georgia, it has outside dining, all the ingreed yenlts are locally sourced and there's never an empty table. here's steve tv on thartman on road. >> reporter: for angela, this pandemic has been hard to swallow. can't write about restaurants when they're closed. >> i was facing a lot of anxiety. i kind of hit it, umm, gosh, i'm crying. i was really sad for all the people in the industry that i worked with. >> reporter: angela says she had to get her mind off it. so using ingredients from her garden and knowledge of fine dining, angela opened her own restaurant, on her front porch where she now serves chip monk.
this chip monk. the little guy is at a standing lunch reservation for months now. whether it's veggie pizza and a side salad or imitation sushi, every day, angela goes to remarkable lengths for her exclusive clientele. >> it took a while to make little tortillas that i could fold to put the -- i love the way that you're shaking. >> i love you're realizing how crazy it sounds as you're saying it. >> reporter: today, it's mini spaghetti with tiny date meatballs and a trimble full. he eats his fill and packs the rest to go in his cheeky doggy bag. and the reviews have been good? >> the reviews have been great. one day he came up with this tiny bundle of wadded up leaves and put it on the table. so i take it to mean he brought
a tip. >> reporter: still, you get the sense he remains skeptical, like there's got to be a catch. angela's cat wishes there was a catch. but there will beone of that, because for angela, this little bit of silliness has become her daily sustenance. what has it done for you? >> it's brought joy. i have more videos of this chip mo monk than i have of my children. >> reporter: we all need to find a way to cope during this pandemic, which is why i'm giving shea angela my highest rodent rating, three stripes. steve hartman, cbs news, on the road. >> and that's the "overnight news" for this thursday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back later for "cbs this morning" and follow us on line all the time at cbsnews.com. reporting from the nation's capital, i'm catherine herridge.
it is thursday, october 29, 2020. this is the cbs morning news. campaign countdown. only five days until election day. candidates and running mates maheites to voters. 78,000 new cases as coronavirus cases surge in the u.s., parts of europe are going back on lockdown. when dr. fauci thinks things could finally get back to normal. and a deadly hurricane. a massive storm slams the gulf coast. killing at least two people and leaving hundreds of thousands without power. we'll show you the damage as officials warn of dangerous cond t