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fbi agents, they get a warrant. they will begin going through thousands and thousands of newly discovered e-mails that could be related to the hillary clinton investigation. >> fbi director james comey caught in the middle. what did he know about this brand-new batch of e-mails and when? when did he know it? ready for the last full week of the 2016 election campaign. both donald trump and hillary clinton on the road, trying to energize their supporters. good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start."
i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans, trying to energize john berman. it is 3:00 a.m. in the east. happy halloween. fbi agents obtained the search warrant that will allow them to scour the huge batch of e-mails two and from a clinton aid. whether huma abedin's e-mails add anything new to the clinton e-mail server. also, it is calls into question the role of james comey in that investigation and the timing of the probe, so close to election day. nine days away. for the very latest, we turn to evan perez in washington. >> reporter: good morning. fbi investigators have obtained a search warrant to obtain thousands of newly discovered e-mails belonging to houma abbean. investigators found on them, as they conducted an investigation,
of abedin's husband, anthony weiner. he is under investigation, for exchanging sexually explicit messages with an underage girl. that's questions from the clinton campaign why this came up friday, days before the election. law enforcement officials say what's been going on behind the scenes is this. technical experts spent some time cataloging all of the e-mails. top fbi officials were brief affidavit the discovery of the e-mails. there's some legal question because the search warrant they had only covered the sexting allegations. james comey was aware several weeks ago that his investigators had uncovered e-mails that could relate to the clinton investigation. but he was fully briefed after investigators determine ld there was enough cause to seek a new search warrant. those investigators will work to determine if there's classified information in the abedin e-mails, as well as the
relevance into the clinton private e-mail server. comey sent a three-paragraph letter to congress on friday. and despite calls from the clinton campaign and from republicans to provide more conversation, comey will not say more while his investigators are doing their work. this morning, nearly 100 federal prosecutorers and high-ranking justice officials, have raised concerns about comey's letter to congress. it's inconsistent with prevailing policy. among the signers of the open letter, eric holder and former deputy attorney general, larry thompson. larry thompson served in the george w. bush administration. it says that comey's decision to bring up evidence of what may be an ongoing inquiry, just 11 days before a presidential election, leaves us boast astonishes and perpl
perplexed. >> the title tells much of the story. james comey is a good man but he made a serious mistake. he broke the fundamental principles, and fears the director may have negatively affected public trust of the fbi now. holder says, quote, it is not on him or the leership of the tpt to dispel the uncertainty he has created before election day. >> this is a really extraordinary letter. it says, i served with jim comey and i know him well. this is a difficult piece to right. he's a man of integrity and honor. i respect him. but good men make mistakes. he has committed a serious error. it's extraordinary to hear that from the former attorney general, who worked with jim comey for so long. >> harry reid is accusing the fbi director of breaking the law. reid has written to committee chairs saying he believes that the 11th hour revelations may
violate the hatch act. comey was until recently, a registered republican. he is now an independent. and he accused of comey of a double-standard, saying he has refused to release information about trump's dealings with russia. >> these are wild charges from harry reid, who is known to throw political bombs. but this is an allegation of the hatch act. and when he floats this notion, that trump is working with the russians to hack an e-mail, that is out there, as well. a lot of politics at play here. donald trump is reveling in this controversy, hoping it's an october surprise that will help him close his gap with clinton. right now, in the cnn poll, she holds about a five-point lead. cnn's jim acosta with the chump campaign. >> donald trump is now fully embracing the fbi's investigation, of the new batch of e-mails possibly linked to hillary clinton. trump and his advisers are
prizing the fbi for looking into the e-mails. as far as looking into sexting allegations. that's a big shift after trump accused the fbi as being part of a conspiracy to rig the election and give it to hillary clinton. now, trump says the fbi has all of the information it needs to bring clinton to justice. >> how do you have that many e-mails? do you just keep typing? no wonder nothing gets done in our country. this is the single biggest scandal since watergate. >> reporter: trump is pursuing a blue state strategy at this stage of the campaign. making stops like places here in new mexico and also michigan. those are some of the states that trump will have to flip, if he has hopes of winning on november 8th. john and christine? >> thanks, jim. hillary clinton tried to contain
the damage, from the latest e-mail controversy. she campaigns in ohio today. at a weekend rally, she did not mention the issue. he implored voters to remember the bigger picture. >> there's been ups and downs in all that we've gone through over the years and even in this campaign. but i want you to know, i am focused on one thing. you. there's a lot of noise and distraction. but it comes down to what kind of future we want. >> the race is tightening eight days out from the election. how does the clinton campaign handle this unexpected albatross. here's cnn's phil mattingly. >> hey, john and christine. there was something noticeably absent from hillar clinton's remarks on sunday. any mention of fbi director comey or the letter he sent to capitol hill on friday. there's a reason for that. the clinton campaign, the top advisers, they're going to continue to attack jim comey and
try to undercut everything he was trying to by informing congress. hillary clinton herself, she is referting back to what they were trying to do 12 days ago. she has a campaign strategy. a message they believe she needs to get back to. early voting. people are voting across the country. noticeably, here in florida. >> this is amazing. more than 20 million people have already voted in this election. most of the votes, in the last few days, 3 million of those votes from right here in florida. [ applause ] you see numbers like that when people are standing up for what they believe in. >> reporter: the question is, will she lose support? will the masses walk away from her? when it comes to e-mail server, things were baked in.
this may energize her supporters. circle the wagons. as her supporters try to tfd her over the course of the last seven, eight, nine days. something we saw here in florida on sunday. the big question is, will that carry over? and the bigger question is, will there be any large impact on the numbers? guys will have to wait and see a couple days for that. john and christine? >> thank you for that. an unusual presence on the campaign trail this week. melania trump. she will deliver her first speech since the republican convention. the speech will be on thursday in philadelphia. donald trump promised his wife will give two or three speeches before election day. he promises they will be big, important speeches. the presidential election has investors on edge. the dow dropped friday, after the news of hillary clinton's e-mail broke. then, recovered to finish just slightly lower. a lot of nervousness. the global stock markets are mixed right now. there's a reliable election
predictor in the stock market, since 1944. the market falls from august to october. the party that controls the white house has lost the election 86% of the time. that's according to s&p global market intelligence. one trading day in that span. the s&p is down 2.1%. >> not going up 2.1%. >> that points to a donald trump victory, if that pattern holds. what will happened to stocks if elected. an 8% drop in stocks. 10% to 15% drop. that would -- i call that a plunge. a clinton win could move stocks lower, especially if democrats flip the house. that would give more to elizabeth warren who wants regulation on wall street. there's an old saying, sell the news. the market, you know, for some people, they have been assuming in the market, a hillary clinton victory, if she were to win. you can see the stocks fell. >> it's a lose-lose from a stock
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breaking news. the search for a suspected killer in oklahoma is over. michael vance was killed in a shoot-out with police. one officer was shot during this pursuit. he has been identified as clay sander. at last check, he was in surgery for gunshot wounds to forearm and shoulder. vance killed two police officers, touching off the statewide man hunt.
22 people were injured when a car went into the crowd. this happened in the handicap marking area. the driver tried to pass someone, and struck that vehicle and plowed into the crowd. they say alcohol does not appear to be a factor. authorities in italy are assessing the damage of a powerful earthquake, the third in two weeks. this magnitude 6.6. officials called this the strongest in three decades. the italian prime minister is pledging to rebuild everything. following developments live in rome. and, barbie, one after the other, after the other, has to be unnerving, to say the least. >> reporter: absolutely, for the people who are determined to stay in the area, especially difficult. the authorities this morning are urging people who refuse to leave the area to just get to safety. they want them to spend the next few days in hotels along the
coast, which will be safer for them. but so many people refuse to leave their homes. that's causing a big problem because there's so many aftershocks, hundreds in the last few hours, including some over 4.4 in magnitude. with each aftershocks, the buildings risk collapse even further. and the authorities want people out of there. that's the problem of the day, in terms of assessing the damage, trying to get structures safe enough to return to. but you have to get the people out. a lot of people slept in their cars. they are pitching tents in their front yards. now, they want them out of there. >> seeing the pictures and knowing this is just the third time in the last two weeks on top of that much bigger quake before is so deving to see. in south carolina, jury selection is taking place in
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14 iraqi soldiered killed in a rocket attack over the weekend, during heavy fighting. and isis fighters are preparing for the final battle by kidnapping tens of thousands of civilians, to apparently use as human shields in the center of the city. i bring in nick paton walsh, live on the ground near mosul for us. nick, bring us up to speed on the latest phase of this battle. >> reporter: iraqi forces announcing they are getting a broad offensive to the east of mosul city, aiming to get to the urban sprawl, the most complex part, as quickly as they can. that's always been their goal. we tonight know how fast their advancing. we do know what we saw just hours ago, they are facing heavy resistance from isis. that cost 40 iraqi lives. u.s. training, u.s. quipped, much of the equipment. they are moving as fast as they
can, over a very dangerous, difficult territory. we also know that to the west of the city, pair military forces, moving into the city. there are many different prongs of the offensive. but the civilians in the middle are the most imperilled here. tens of thousands in a city of 1.2 million residents trapped in that area. as the fighting gets closer and closer, we've seen firepower at isis and the iraqi forces that could potentially catch the civilians in the middle. the fight willing intensify. we've seen the mood. perhaps you say faster than some expected. it is the urban sprawl that will be the hardest fight yet. >> nick for us outside of mosul. thank you for that. embattled venezuelan president met with opposition leaders in an effort to diffuse
a national political crisis. an envoy was among the talks. he is blamed for an economic crisis that's led to food shortages that's triggered riots. there is still a world series. believe it or not. the cubs, they won last night. they beat the indians 3-2, in game fife at wrigley field, because of that man. not that one, the other one. closer aroldis chapman. he got eight outs in this game. the final eight outs. normally a closer goes in for the last inning, tops. so, three outs. six outs is a lot. he got eight outs. this guy did. pitches 100-mile-per-hour, too. the cups won 3-2. the series fwogoes back to cleveland. game six. >> first win at wrigley since '45.
right? >> yes. that's because they dropped the first two games at wrigley. there will be no more games at wrigley field in this world series. the final two games are in cleveland because cleveland has home field because the american league won the all-star game. it's complicated. >> they really needed it. >> had they not won, they would have lost the world series. in that sense, yes. you're right. >> technically and not technically. >> literally and fig tiffly. the search warrant is in hand. the fbi agents will look at newly discovered e-mails belonging to clinton aide huma abedin. where is this going eight days before the election? why do protein drinks taste chalky? then get worse? introducing protein shots from 5-hour energy. protein shots from 5-hour energy are smooth and tasty,
what did he know about this brand-new batch of e-mails? and when did he know it? >> fired up for the last full week of the race. donald trump and hillary clinton hope this new october surprise energizes their supporters. we are here bright and early, folks. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> this is a special edition of "early start." 31 minutes past the hour. breaking overnight, fbi agents did obtain the search warrant that allows them to scour the e-mails to and from a clinton aide. they will see if e-mails to huma abedin has anything to add to the investigation into the server. there's new questions about the role that james comey had in the investigation, and the timing of the probe, so close to election day. let's get an update from evan perez. >> reporter: good morning. fbi investigators have obtained
a search warrant to look at thousands of e-mails, relating to huma abedin. investigators found the e-mails weeks ago, stumbling on them as they conducted an investigation of abedin's husband, former congressman, anthony weiner. he is under investigation for allegedly exchanging sexually explicit messages with an underaged girl. that's leading to questions from the clinton campaign about why all of this only became public on friday, days before the presidential election. law enforcement officials tell cnn what's going on behind the scenes in the past month is this. technical experts spent some time cataloging all of the e-mails. and top fbi officials were brief. and the warrant they had covered the sexting allegations.
but comey was fully briefed on thursday, after investigators had determined there was enough cause to seek a new search warrant. those investigators will work to determine if this classified information in the abedin e-mails, as well as the relevance into clinton's private e-mail server. comey sent a three-photograph letter to members of congress on friday, despite calls from the clinton campaign and republicans to provide more information, comey has no plans to say more, while his investigators are doing their work. >> this morning, nearly 100 former central prosecutorers and justice department officials, democrats and republicans, they are raising concerns about comey's letter to congress. they say it is, quote, inconsistent with prevailing department policy. among the signers of the open letter criticizing comey, former attorney general, eric holder. and larry thompson, who served in the george w. bush administration. the letter says, comey's
decision to comment on evidence on an ongoing inquiry, just 11 days before a presidential election, leaves them both astonishes and perplexed. >> and eric holder wrote a scathing op-ed in "the washington post," about jim comey. saying he is a good man but he made a serious mistake. former attorney general said that comey broke the fundamental principles and fear he may have undercut trust of the fbi. it's uncertainty that he has created before election day. not for the sake of a political candidate or campaign, but in order to protect our system of justice. hi said, i served with jim comey. he is a man of integrity, honor. i respect him. but good men make mistakes. in this instance, he has made an error with severe implications. really interesting to hear something that detailed and that
scathing from the former fbi director. a lot of people up in arms. harry reid is accusing the fbi director of breaking the law. reid has written a congressional committee chair saying that comey's 11th our regulation, may violate the hatch act. that bars government officials from engaging in political activity. you can't be a member of congress and do fund-raising calls from our office. that's a violation of the hatch act. they're saying james comey doing republican commit tee activity from the fbi. reid accused comey of a double-standard, claiming he has refused to release unspecified information about trump's relations with russia. donald trump is reveling in the clinton e-mail controversy, saying he hopes the surprise
will help him close the gap. 47% and 42%. jim acosta is with the trump campaign and has the latest for us. >> reporter: donald trump is now fully embracing the fbi's investigation of the new batch of e-mails linked to hillary clinton. trump and his advisers are prizing the fbi. as part of an investigation against anthony weiner. that is a big shift from trump accusing to fbi of being part of a conspiracy. trump says the fbi has all of the information to bring clinton to justice. >> how do you have that many e-mails? do you sit down and just keep typing.
no wonder nothing gets done in our country. this is the single biggest scandal since watergate. >> reporter: trump is pursuing a blue state strategy at this stage of the campaign. making stops like places here in new mexico and also michigan. those are some of the states that trump will have to flip, if he has hopes of winning on november 8th. john and christine? >> jim acosta, thank you so much. what does hillary clinton think about this? she will go to ohio today. in a rally weekend over in florida. she did a news conference and talked about at length on saturday. but on sunday, she implored voters to remember what she called the big picture. >> there's been ups and downs in all that we've gone through over the years and even in this campaign. but i want you to know, i am focused on one thing. you. there's a lot of noise and distraction. but it comes down to what kind of future we want. >> again, what is happening inside clinton world, how do they intend to address the issue
going for? >> reporter: hey, john and christine. there was something noticely absent from hillary clinton's remarks on sunday. they're going to continue to undercut everything he was trying to do by informing congress. hillary clinton herself, she is referting back to what they were trying to do 12 days ago. she has a campaign strategy. a message they believe she needs to get back to. here's why. early voting. people are voting across the country. noticeably, here in florida. something hillary clinton made very clear. take a listen. >> this is amazing. more than 20 million people have already voted in this election. most of the votes, in the last few days, 3 million of those
votes from right here in florida. [ applause ] you see numbers like that when people are standing up for what they believe in. >> reporter: the question is, will she lose support? will the masses walk away from her? her campaign advisers believe, when it comes to e-mail server, things were baked in. they believe this may energize her supporters. circle the wagons. as her supporters try to defend her over the course of the last seven, eight, nine days. something we saw here in florida on sunday. the big question is, will that carry over? and the bigger question is, will there be any large impact on the numbers? guys, will have to wait and see a couple days for that. john and christine? >> phil mattingly, for us. somebody on the campaign hasn't been there for a while. melania trump is going to deliver her first speech since the republican convention. that will be thursday in philadelphia, donald trump
announced in an interview with george stephanopoulos, that melania will give two or three speeches before election day. and they will be very, very important. philadelphia suburbs are important with white college-educated voters. and white college-educated women there. a big swing vote. to markets there. two of the reliable market election predictors, they point in different directions. since 1944, the market calls from august to october. the party that controls the white house, has lost the election 88% of the time. that's from s&p global intelligence. with one day, the s&p is down to 0.1%. that points to a donald trump victory if you follow that indicator. but another set of market metrics point to a clinton win. this one from moody's, which has predicted every winner since 1980. it shows economic factors in o
rating. and gas prices are low. and the jobless rate is 5%. we're going to get a new reading on friday of the jobless rate. that will be the last jobs report coming before the election. coming down to the everything last before the election. >> this is not the last monday. this will be the penultimate monday. >> oh. >> i want to call it penultimate monday. >> early start. >> all right. the manhunt for a suspected killer in oklahoma is over. we have late breaking details about the gun battle that finally caught this man. that's next. [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare?
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the search for a suspected killer in oklahoma is over. after eight days on the run, fugitive michael vance was killed in a police shoot-out. one officer was shot in the pursuit. at last check, he was in surgery for gunshot wounds to the forearm and shoulder. authorities say vance murdered two relatives. he wounded two police officers, touching off the statewide manhunt. 22 people were injured when a car struck a crowd of pedestrians following a nascar event in martinsville, virginia, on sunday. nine of the victims taken to the hospital. this happened in the handicapped marking area. the driver tried to pass someone waiting in postrace traffic. and struck that vehicle that plowed into the crowd. they say alcohol does not appear to be a factor. authorities in italy are assessing the damage of a powerful earthquake, the third in two weeks.
this magnitude 6.6. officials called this the strongest in three decades. at least 20 people suffered injuries. the italian prime minister is pledging to rebuild everything. following developments live in rome. and, barbie, it's remarkable, the number of quakes there have been. people must be on-edge this morning. >> reporter: absolutely. here in rome, the schools are closed. there's roads closed, at the epicenter, a lot of people had evacuated, when a strong effort quick hit the area. we didn't see a large loss of life. but the devastation, unbelievable. the towns are wiped off of the map. some of the picture postcards. and people come to italy, see it so characteristic of the area. and the focus this morning, the civil protection authorities want the last holdouts, the
people who refuse to leave their homes, damaged as they may be, to get to safety. they're trying to get people to the coastline, putting them in hotels. there's been aftershock after aftershock. each run, there's a risk to the buildings that have clamsed. they're trying to get people in safe. they can look at what they can save and rebuild. >> barbie, thank you so much for that. the pictures are something there. the schools hut in rome is making sure all school buildings are safe for children. jury selection set to begin in south carolina in the case of north charleston police officer, michael slater. he is charged in the shooting of michael scott in a traffic stop. the video shows him going away from the officer when he was shot. 48 minutes past 3:00 a.m.
for a new development this hour in the battle for mosul. iraqi forces we're told just launched a new offensive on the eastern part of that city. want to bring in nick paton walsh live on the ground for us in irbil. what are you learning? >> reporter: according to statements being broad in scope, we have the targets south and the eastern parts of mosul city. we saw, advancing meter by meter, is by itself, an
extraordinary, difficult task. isis, we saw ourselves on saturday night, able to throw heavy artillery. a lot of machine gunfire to hold iraqi forces back. one series of clashes, 14 of the counterterrorist divisions, u.s.-trained, u.s.-equipped, were killed. and lost almost one of the largest we know of, since the beginning since this e fencive. if the offensive does gain ground, the nearest town can be the pictures you're seeing, that's the next place they want to head to. we're not sure how easy that task will be. we know iraqi paramilitary forces are moving in. but this part of the city was going to be when they get the urban sprawl, tightly tacked. can see the tv tower, seven kilometers away from the city center where we are. but it's the most perilous.
1.2 million civilians will be dropped in the cross fire. and things will get bloody, indeed. >> the news from the iraqi officials, they say a new offensive going on right there, just getting the details. nick paton walsh, thanks so much. the venezuelan president is being blamed for an economic crisis, and triggered riots. opponents escalated protests after a referendum was halted. still a world series this monday morning, barely. the cubs still alive because of aroldis chapman who gets one pitch to the new york yankees. everyone happy? aroldis chapman got eight outs. normally, one pitcher has three
outs, six outs, tops. but eight outs. this guy carried the cubs to game six, back in cleveland tuesday night. christine roamens rorpteports, first world series win at wrigley since 1945? >> just think about that. >> had they not won, the world series would be over. and the cubs go back to cleveland. >> it was zero selfies in the game in 1945. the game is the same. >> the internet was much slower back then. >> let's get a check on cnn money. investors grappling with a tight election season. dow futures are pushing higher. the market dropped and recovered, after news of a new investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails. stock markets in europe opening in a few minutes. the futures there. we're showing you futures there. asian stock markets are mixed.
at this interesting time of the day when europe is opening, asia is closing and hours away from america opening. >> it is an interesting part of the day. general electric could be expanding with a huge merger. g.e. and baker hughes are nearing a $30 billion deal. both of the stocks are moving higher as rumors swirled last week. g.e. has not responded. no official response. the two have scheduled an investor web cast for 8:30 eastern time. you can expect we'll learn more about it. >> that's dabbling in web casting, 8:30 in the morning. >> they will be talking to investors in a few hours. friday's update on the economy was overshadowed by hillary clinton's e-mail scandal. two more events could get the candidates talking about the
economy and jobs. the federal reserve begins a two-day policy meeting. investors giving an 8% chance of a rate hike. the money is on december. a 68% chance of increase then. donald trump criticized the fed. on friday, the october jobs report. and early estimates are 170,000 new jobs. and unemployment rate down from 5% in september. reuters say they see a record number of people coming from the sidelines and starting to look for work. there's been six percent chance of a change. check out the new money stream app. stories, videos, tweets, download it now at the app store or google play.
do it all, man. "early start" continues right now. >> the fbi has a warrant. agents will comb through e-mails that could be related to the hillary clinton investigation. a white hot focus on fbi director james comey. why did he decide to send this letter to congress? what did he know about these e-mails? and donald trump and hillary clinton trying to spin the october surprise their way with just one full week to go in this race. good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> special election week edition of "early start." i'm john berman. it is monday, october 31st, halloween. 4:00 a.m. in the east. fbi agents obtained the search warrant to allow them to scour the e-mails to and from a top hillary clinton aide. agents will now try to assess
whether huma abedin's e-mails add anything to the investigation into hillary clinton's private e-mail server. there is new information about the role that fbi director james comey played in the investigation and the timing of the probe so close to election day. let's get the latest from cnn's evan perez. >> reporter: good morning. fbi investigators obtained a search warrant to review e-mails belonging to huma abedin. one of hillary clinton's closest advisers. investigators found the e-mails weeks ago while conducting the investigation against her husband, anthony weiner. he is under investigation under exchanges sexually explicit messages with an underage girl. that is causing concern days before the election. a law enforcement official tells cn