tv Erin Burnett Out Front CNN November 5, 2015 4:00pm-5:01pm PST
keep in mind, reporters have been asking for these documents, wolf, since 2010. >> drew griffin, thanks very much for that report. that's it for me. thanks very much for watching. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. "outfront" next, breaking news. president obama breaking his silence talking about a bomb taking down flight 9268. plus, our special report inside a bomb lab. what kind of bomb could isis have used? and ben carson says he led a violent past, attacking people with knives and a bat. cnn tracked down his friends. is it true? let's go "outfront." ♪ good evening. i'm erin burnett. "outfront," the breaking news, president obama weighing in for the first time on how terrorists may have taken down metrojet 9268. the plane blew up in midair killing all 224 people on board.
>> i think there is a possibility that there was a bomb on board and we're taking that very seriously. >> this, as a u.s. official tells cnn there had been chatter about bomb capabilities prior to the crash and after the crash, an official telling cnn, isis terrorists were bragging about the crash and having specific conversations about the bomb's origin. leading intelligence experts to believe a bomb took down 9268. an insider suggests that a bomb was placed on the plane. the government has halted all flights in and out of the resort. thousands of tourists are stuck. tomorrow, private jets will be taking the tourists home but there will be no luggage in the plane's cargo hold. pamela brown is "outfront."
these are chilling messages that you've heard were intercepted sf. >> that's right. and the intelligence is inconclusive, i want to point that out, but it's enough to cause widespread concern among u.s. officials, including president obama, as we just heard, that a bomb was planted on that plane and isis could be behind it. >> reporter: tonight, u.s. intelligence officials say specific chatter from the isis affiliate in the sinai peninsula following the crash is leading american officials to suspect a bomb may be responsible for bringing down the plane. >> obviously there's a consensus building around the world that there was explosives and if there was, isis would be a prime candidate. >> reporter: intelligent sources tell cnn terrorists boasted messages about planting a bomb on the plane but officials caution the chatter alone is not definitive evidence. >> the chatter is not fool-proof and could be used in ways to
throw off someone who you know is listening on your communications. >> reporter: isis in the sinai peninsula has shown bomb-making signals before and if isis is responsible for this, it would mark a significant step in their capabilities to launch further attacks. >> at this point, we don't have enough information to make our own determination about what exactly occurred but we do have enough information at this point to not rule out the possibility of terrorism. >> reporter: there is no indication so far that passengers or crew aboard the flight had any connection to terror groups so investigators are looking at a possible inside job. a not so sophisticated bomb planted by an employee at egypt's sharm el-sheikh airport. >> we're really kind of limited to either a timing situation or a barometric pressure switch bringing down an aircraft. >> reporter: tonight, egypt and
russia are still pushing back saying it's too soon to know if terrorism was at play. and u.s. officials say no final assessment will be made about the cause until forensics evidence and results from the black boxes are made available. erin? >> pamela, thank you very much. we're also getting some disturbing new intelligence about the group that claims responsibility for the bombing. paul cruickshank, our terrorism analyst, is "outfront" tonight. >> the intelligence is pointing to an insider at sharm el-sheikh airport. everybody is being looking to see who is potentially responsible for this attack and has a track record of recruiting insiders inside the egyptian military and police. in fact, a senior egyptian police colonel back in january 2014 passed over insider information that helped an attack at a security director headquarters in cairo.
so very significant details there, erin. >> very significant details. thank you very much, paul cruickshank. as paul is talking about that group and successfully recruiting in the military, ian lee is live at the sharm el-sheikh airport. officials are not letting any luggage be put into the cargo hold. that threat could still be present. >> reporter: that's right. and there's increased security here tonight at the airport. there's a checkpoint before you even get to the terminal which is behind me. then, inside there's layers of security. you're going to go through x-rays, metal detectors and probably even a patdown before you actually check in. that's because of isis in the sinai. probably the deadliest branch of the organization that most americans haven't heard about. as investigators comb through the debris and analyze the plane's data recorders trying to determine what led to the crash
of russian metrojet 9268, isis is claiming responsibility for killing the 224 people on board. in a new audio message, reportedly from the sinai branch, the militant group says find your black boxes and analyze them. we are the ones with god's blessing who brought it down. today, russian and egyptian officials insisting there's currently no evidence of a bomb. but u.s. officials say their intelligence is pointing to a bomb, possibly by one of isis' least known affiliates. >> it has proved itself as a lethal, very sophisticated and very powerful terrorist organization over the past specifically two years and specifically over the last five years, since 2011. >> reporter: it was late last year that the terror group now called state of sinai group
pledged to abu backkr baghdadi. the group has adopted isis' brutal tactics. here, the aftermath of an attack of an egyptian army checkpoint in broad daylight. in all, the group claims to have killed hundreds in roadside bombings, drive-by shootings and suicide attacks. the sinai group is well known for smuggling and the two sophisticated weapons in their arsenal include russian-made anti-tank missiles used in targeting tanks in the mediterranean and shoulder-launch shoulder-launched ground to surface missiles. what analysts say they don't possess is sophisticated
missiles to take down a flight traveling at 30,000 feet like flight 9268. experts worry commercial airliners could now be in their crosshairs. and erin, that's not just worrying for officials here in egypt but around the world. if isis is now viewing these as target that they are going to start going after. erin? >> ian lee, thank you very much, live at sharm el-sheikh tonight. and now, a former counterterrorism expert phil mudd is joining us. this group is possibly the most deadly part of isis but they have only been affiliated with isis for about a year. they have their own group and pledge allegiance to isis themselves. do you think they could have pulled this off or do you think isis is now more powerful and directed an attack like this? >> we're talking about capabilities, that is, whether a
group can train a bunch of people to get into a relatively unsecured airport, maybe a modestly sophisticated device. the story is not whether they have or have not had the capabilities to do this. if you look at the terrorist organizations, the hardest question as a professional to answer is what is their intent? most organizations struggle beyond saying i want to attack a local police station. the number of organizations that have a visionary leadership at the top that says let me take the isis or al qaeda message and target the head of the state, the israelis, the russians, that is very few. the message here is not the capability to get to sharm el-sheikh. it's the intent to get beyond local targets and go after the big guys. >> and the big guys, obviously you're going after russia. what about the united states? >> that's right. people may sit back and say the russians have entered the game
in syria. they are armed with bashar al assad. therefore, the americans are off the hook. that is not the lesson i would take. once an organization like this has leadership that says we want to execute operations again the head of the state, whether you're the israelis, the brits, the french or the americans, you cannot sit there and say they are going to stop at the americans. they have to be saying, how do we come after washington or new york or a u.s. airliner? >> they don't just have the capability but they have the intent. >> that's right. >> that kind of focus that you saw from someone like al qaeda. something that al qaeda is showing they could be doing. >> that's correct. we're talking about an attack on an airliner. you have a straightforward simple question. who is the leader who did this. very few leaders are that philosophical about how they choose target. second, who is wa the operational commander to organize this. who was the bomb maker who built
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those statements in contradiction to egyptian statements. what are investigators looking for? kyung lah is "outfront." >> reporter: the power of a bomb aboard a passenger plane. this demonstration by the u.s. attorney's office shows the end result. >> coming through the office. >> reporter: the beginning tracked by forensic bomb expert thomas anthony. >> is this a classic c-4 explosion? >> it is. less push and more force. we have less residue than a low explosive. >> reporter: starting with a c-4 bomb, he walks us through the impact of several types of bombs and the telltale signs they believe behind. >> reporter: the residue from the black powder coming from a central point, look at the edges here. the edges are very, very different. they have this sort of almost coral-like look to them.
this is napalm. that is something that is indicative and characteristic of the napalm. >> are there countless numbers of explosives? >> there are dozens of types of explosives. >> reporter: investigators begin to narrow the possibilities with field tests like this one. a quickly analyzed residue. this orange points to a c-4 bomb. anthony says the severity depends on timing and placement and there isn't always visible proof. is it possible that an explosive can go off on a plane and there be no residue? >> it's possible that there could be no residue left. >> reporter: here's why. look at the wreckage from the metrojet crash, much of it consumed by fire. >> if you have melting aircraft parts, melting aluminum, it's mixing with the other parts that it could easily disguise any evidence of an ied. >> reporter: anthony says it's
critical to have forensic proof of an aviation investigation and only a lab can sift out evidence of this. just as important, piecing together clues beyond the wreckage knowing who and when would have placed the explosive device aboard the plane. >> there are so many electronics that we can buy off the shelf that can be programmed to activate hours, days, weeks, months in the future. >> so if this is indeed a bomb, how long before there is that tangible evidence and this russian airliner disaster? anthony says it could be days, months. the evidence here could prove critical if they can narrow down where in the wreckage they look for that evidence. >> kyung, thank you. with me now, david susie along with former cia operative bob baer. you heard kyung's report, even if they don't find traces of
bomb residue, there could be a bomb and it doesn't leave a tangible trail? >> that's absolutely right. i have even seen explosions against buildings that left no residue and we knew it was an explosion, absolutely and it took years to come up with something, some real good forensic information. if the plane burned. and also it depends on the explosives. petn, it doesn't leave much residue and these bombs are fairly small and you've got the debris field so wide and the rest of it you would really need a high-end lab like we have in the united states. you'd need the fbi on this. and what i don't trust is i don't trust the egyptians. they don't have the sophistication to reassemble this airplane the way it should be and get to the bottom of this. >> they also, of course, have been denying the ability of anything to have gone wrong. david, i want to show you some
video. they are marking the plane with what looks like some sort of a sophisticated magic marker. what are they doing there. >> you have to know where to look with this residue. to do that, you have to look for what is the initial fracture point in the fuselage. what they are doing there is looking at the metallergy, which way it's pointing. if it's from a bomb or any kind of internal pressure change, it's going to push that metal in certain ways and as it breaks, it makes a little indication. doing in the investigation, we - make arrows pointing to where that fracture point is leading us, where that information that you see on the field is pointing to. so when you do assemble the aircraft and bob is right about the egyptians, they may not have that sophistication but i'm hoping that they bring in people who have done this before, like the flight 800 team.
there's still folks around that would love to help with this. they've done it before. they know how to reassemble aircraft. and then you have the arrows that point to that fracture point. from that point, that's where you're going to find the fracture points that lead the investigators. >> bob, you talk about this not having a very large device and it could have been a pound or less. when you see the detail three miles away from a big portion of the debris field, a huge space we're talking about, how difficult would it be to find pieces of the device itself? would they have a chance at doing that? >> there are chances they won't find the initiator. some of the wire can be drawn with a pen. it's very sophisticated, some of these bombs. very small barometric switch would be blown up in the explosion. the detonator, of course, is
gone. so really, as david said, we have to find that fracture point and look for a residue but even then it's not going to be conclusive and what worries me is what sort of device was this? and if it's going to take us several months to reassemble this airplane, we don't know how many bombs are out there. if it was a may 15th device, for instance, that makes me nervous that those bombs are out there and the islamic state has them. >> you talk about how many bombs are out there. they wouldn't know because they don't know what kind of bomb it is phil mudd was saying there will be another airliner. >> i think so. let's hope they don't get lucky. they have to know what they are doing. our security is very good but, at the end of the day, most technicians at airports, most tsa points cannot identify these sophisticated bombs and let's hope the islamic state doesn't have these things. >> thank you both very much. british and american
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breaking news, president obama weighing in on the first time on the russian passenger jet that went down in egypt. the president admitting a bomb may have taken down that plane. a u.s. official confirming to cnn that very specific chatter among isis-related terrorists is why they believe terrorists downed the plane. very specific chatter, backing about it and also bragging about the specific origin of the bomb. officials are urging people around the world not to jump to conclusions, though, about what brought down the plane. why are egypt and russia saying not so fast while the u.s. and uk are saying something so different? miguel marquez is "outfront." >> reporter: an army of investigators walking miles to
the desert searching for debris and any possible sign of what caused metrojet 9268 to crash. investigators from around the world but egypt's civil aviation authority in full control. >> egypt has adopted a surge of transparency related to this incident. >> reporter: but with millions in tourism at stake, will egypt offer a fully transparent and open investigation? tourism is one of egypt's largest industries in the warm waters around sharm el-sheikh, a huge draw, bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars every year and already egyptian officials are saying that the plane was not brought down by a bomb and that egypt is safe. >> what happened is a tragic airline incident that happens, unfortunately, part of the reality of our world with millions of flights every day. egypt as a nation is as safe as
ever. >> reporter: and two previous crash investigations raised potential questions about how egypt reaches its conclusions. >> the egyptians have the opportunity to issue an unbiased report. we've heard very little from them so far. a few contradictory statements. they are under enormous pressure. >> reporter: peter goelz headed the ntsb investigation into the crash into flight 990 in 1999. the flight left jfk bound for carry and plunged into international waters off the coast of massachusetts. egypt was initially in charge of that investigation. the ntsb took over. but when pilot suicide appeared to be the cause, egypt launched its own parallel investigation. >> we became convinced that this was a deliberate act and the pilot, co-pilot had flown that plane into the ground.
>> reporter: the ntsb determined first officer deliberately crashed the plane. the final seconds from the data recorder, you can hear him saying, "i rely on god" and begging him to help him pull up before the recording ends. this wasn't the only time in egyptian and western investigators delivered over the cause of the crash. >> in 2004, there was an accident off of sharm el-sheikh, a 737 crash. the bea, the french and the americans indicated that they believed it was pilot error. the egyptians did not agree and blamed it on some sort of mechanical failure. >> reporter: and other countries make their own assessments about why 9268 crashed, the pressure growing on europe and the world
watching. >> peter goelz does say we need to give the egyptians time to make their own conclusions and make more evidence public but if history is any guide to how they conducted their investigations, a lot of investigators and a lot of countries around the world will be watching very, very closely. erin? >> and the stakes are so high. matthew chance is outside of moscow. the chatter we are talking about is very specific about a possible bomb with terrorists talking about even the origin of that bomb. what else are you hearing? >> reporter: well, first of all, from the russian vantage point here, the russians aren't acknowledging any of this has taken place. they are not saying that they have any intelligence that matches this u.s. intelligence. they are even very critical of the fact that if there is any intelligence or the intelligence that the u.s. says it has, shocked is the word they have used, shocked that that intelligence was not shared with the russians. for their part, the russians are
saying, look, it's much too early to say what the cause of this crash was. they are not ruling out terrorism. they are just saying the investigation so far has not produced results that would sustain that conclusion and it could be months, according to the russians, before the investigation is at the point where they can say why 224 people lost their lives in the sinai peninsula. >> matthew, thank you very much. now i want to go back to our analyst, former cia director phil mudd. it's pretty shocking the british and americans are talking about this chatter that they've intercepted. it's very specific. they have an insider at the airport. they have all of this information. the egyptians and the russians appear to be in some sort of denial. what do you think is happening here? >> a couple things going on here. first, from an intelligence perspective, the russians are an adversary. your first reaction is not how do i pass this technical information to my adversary, the
russians. they have lost 220 plus people on a russian aircraft. they have a common target and that's isis. do they start saying should we have intelligence cooperation even as you, the russians, support bashar al assad in syria. >> so what you're saying is that the u.s. could say, look, we've picked up terrorist a saying to terrorist b about this being the origin of the bomb but without giving their methods. >> the roles are reversed and the russians passed to me intelligence information that said we're intercepting isis, i'd have a simple question. you've got to tell me how you're acquiring this intelligence because we have a to break in to whatever that -- >> the u.s. is just not saying
the how? >> that's right. any service wants to know what you know but how you got that. we want to intercept the same traffic. >> it's scary bottom line, their control of the physical evidence here. >> sure. >> and in denial. >> and they are sitting here saying, as others said, this is a crushing tourism industry. we have to be careful how we rule this out. ben carson's violent past. we asked his friends about his violent past. what they remember will surprise you. and an "outfront" exclusive tonight. bush 41 on cheney, rumsfeld and bush 43. he speaks out holding nothing back. fective... and enjoyable approach... compared to the alternatives. push! i am pushing! sfx: pants ripping how you doing eddie? almost there.
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this comes as carson faces new scrutiny for his claims about a violent past. joe johns is "outfront." >> candidates can come -- >> reporter: ben carson's quiet and did i any dignified approach says that was not part of his past. carson wrote in his book about striking a schoolmate in the face with a combination lock, nearly punching his mother, smashing a kid's face with a rock. carson said he also tried to kill a friends identified as bob in a disagreement over the radio. he describes his temper as pathological, a disease that made him totally irrational. >> had a large camping knife and i tried to stab him in the abdomen. and fortunately, under his clothing, he had on a large metal belt buckle. and the knife blade struck with such force that it broke.
>> reporter: it was, he says, a pivotal point in carson's life, depicted in a tv movie. >> benny, what did you do? ♪ >> reporter: but then, an epiphany. carson says he quelled his anger with prayer. >> i locked myself in the bathroom and started contemplating my life and realizing i would never realize my dream of becoming a physician with a temper like that. >> reporter: from that day forward, carson says he was a changed man. now on a course of poverty to a world-famous neurosurgeon. >> i never had an angry outburst after that. >> reporter: but it's not recognizable to those who grew up with carson. >> i was shocked. i was surprised. you know, he was quiet and calm.
>> reporter: cnn reporters tracked down ten schoolmates and neighbors. none challenged carson's story directly. only one heard vague rumors about one of the incidents but all said this was not the boy they knew. >> i was really surprised when i read he tried to stab someone. i was like, what? >> does it fit with someone you knew, that kind of activity? >> no. >> reporter: the campaign has refused repeated requests from cnn to help find witnesses or the victims carson mentions only by first name. cnn has been unable to locate victims or witnesses. >> i associate him with a lot of things but never stuping to the level of a common street thug. i was a little surprised by it. >> reporter: timothy was one of carson's closest childhood friends. he raised it with ben carson when the book came out. >> he said he was just too embarrassed to even talk about it. i was surprised at some of the
things that he said but, you know, he said them honestly and i believed everything he told me. >> reporter: joe johns, cnn, washington. and "outfront" now, our national split reporter maeve reston. he did respond today, first telling cnn the people that you spoke with only knew him after he had changed and what he said in response. i know what you guys do to their lives. there are some that i stay in contact with, yes. >> i'm just very puzzled about the entire response and a number
of weeks talking to dr. carson's classmates, neighbors and friends, his original assertion today that we only talked to people who knew him when i was totally wrong and then to say these were fictitious names, i don't understand why the campaign, when i went to them more than a week ago, saying we have been unable to find bob or jerry, the guys with the lock and stabbing incident, why they wouldn't have said back then those are fictitious names because we went on to find them and no one has materialized yet thus far. >> is it possible that he's, you know, really just trying to protect their names? >> sure. absolutely. we certainly set out to find them and it's as part of our vetting process. we wanted to talk to them about
these incidents. we wanted to find out more about his temperament and temper. you know, dr. carson has said that these were incidents that he was embarrassed to talk about but when you're going around a close-knit neighborhood hitting people with bricks and bats and baseball bats, you would assume that people would know about that and none of the people that we talked to did. >> maeve, thank you very much. >> thanks. "outfront" next, for the first time, president bush talking about his own life in his own words. well, right now you can get 15 gigs for the price of 10. that's 5 extra gigs for the same price. so five more gigs for the same price? may i? 50% more data for the same price. now get 15 gigs for the price of 10.
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meacham. >> i accept your nomination for president. >> this is herbert walker bush unleashed. sharing thoughts from everything about his time in office to his family. >> this administration is not going to rest. >> reporter: to his son's presidency. >> he handed over four years of diaries in the white house with no strings attached. >> and he said to you -- >> call them what you see them. you're going to sort it out. >> reporter: among the many revelations, bush 41 is bluntly critical of the men who served his son in the white house. he called dick cheney iran ass and donald rumsfeld an arrogant fellow. perhaps the biggest surprise,
bush is critical of his son for his hot rhetoric. why do you think he went public now? >> i think with the distance of history, he believed so strongly in the fact that force and diplomacy have to be complementary, not competitive that i think he wanted to put on the record that he doesn't think very much by swaggering.lished - they should be strong but they don't need to be needlessly provocative. >> so is this a father worried about his son's policy being criticized, not being right? is there a father/son here. >> there's always a father/son thing here. of course. how could there not be. >> was george w. bush at all defensive about the criticism from his father? >> he was surprised by it. i think it's safe to say, he
said dad never said any of this to me, either during the presidency or after. he said he never would have said, hey, you've got to rein in cheney, he's going to ruin your administration. anyway, i disagree with him. these are my policies. he knew he would never say these things directly to him, which is in and of itself fascinating. >> reporter: meacham was given access to barbara bush's diaries and other insights include that nancy reagan did not seem to like he told his diary quote, frankly i think jealous of her. and writes the bushes were quote horrified by the monica lewinsky scandal. bush acknowledges he couldn't help but like the guy. do you think it's a genuine
friendship? >> for george w.h. bush i think it is. >> for bill clinton? >> you never know, do you? >> that said, the bushes don't seem to have the same warm feelings toward hillary clinton calling her quote militant and proliberal. why do you think they let you go public while they were still there because they are both very -- she may be blunt, but they are old school. >> they are old school but they are also old school in this sense, history will sort it out. i think they are fearless about history. >> one example, this is an excerpt from bush's diary in the lead up to the gulf war. >> it's the most hectic 48 hours in terms since i've been president. i've been on the phone. >> reporter: another disclosure, what the family says about
political competition between george w. and brother jeb. there is this narrative around jeb that he was supposed to be the one to follow in his father's footsteps, and both he and his father said on the record not true. >> george h.w. bush said that talk, i think jeb was the bun that's [ bleep ]. >> reporter: the diaries reveal none other than donald trump played an earlier unusual role in bush political life. in 1988 trump apparently volunteered to be bush's vice president. and what did george bush think of this? >> strange, unbelievable i think is the quote. but it does show you that donald trump has been eyeing that real estate for a long time. >> reporter: at the end of the book, he decided to ask the 91-year-old former president whether his views changed on gay
marriage. he found the answer spoke volumes about the man. >> a day or two later arriving in the mail was a little statement signed by george bush that said i still believe in traditional marriage, but people have a right to be happy without discrimination. they should be able to do what they want to do. i guess you could say i've mellowed. to me, it's symbol of a man -- >> because? it says people have a right to be happy. he was in a very quiet way about tearing down partir barriers an fair play. it goes back to his mother, you're a stickler for the rules. you compete, you fight hard to win but you always play fair. this as president obama said of him, this is a gentleman. >> reporter: for the record, according to him, dick cheney read the comments.
he smiled and said it was fascinating. he also said he simply was always doing what 43 wanted him to do and what the country required. as for donald rumsfeld, he had a slightly different take. he issued the statement today saying quote, bush 41 is getting up in years and misjudges bush 43 who i found made his own decisions. let's just say rumsfeld and bush 41 never got along -- >> leveling insult now. so one of those sound bytes from the tape from the persian gulf war he sounds very exhausted. it's a very human moment. >> so we've only heard parts of the tape but john has listened to all of them. he frequently sounds tired because it's the end of the day but said they are almost like therapy sessions, like there was nobody else he could take to, share this with so he's talking himself through the experience.
>> that's -- right. i guess as president you can't trust anyone even if you did want a therapist. so donald trump. >> who could believe it? he was back there then. i mean, it's just rather astounding but back then he was trying to be vice president. it's amazing. >> that is amazing, especially given now obviously what is happening. jamie, thank you and we will be right back. whatever you're doing, plan well and enjoy life... ♪ or, as we say at unitedhealthcare insurance company, go long. of course, how you plan is up to you. take healthcare. make sure you're covered for more than what just medicare pays... consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company... you might give this a try... the only medicare supplement plans that carry the aarp name, and the ones that millions of people trust year after year. plan well. enjoy life. go long. on location with the famous, big idaho potato truck.
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