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Rehab Racket.; Senator Cruz Pulls All-Nighter; Chilling New Video Of Navy Yard Shooter On The Attack; Sifting Through Rubble Of Mall Attacked By Terrorists; Interview With Rep. Peter King; Oracle Team USA Wins America's Cup; Rapist Getting Out Of Jail After One Month; Coach Suspends Entire Football Team
Aired September 25, 2013 - 20:00 ET
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ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: Erin, thanks very much.
Tonight, Senator Ted Cruz's marathon speech attacking Obamacare and the furious been met with, among many of his fellow Republicans. You'll hear from one of them tonight.
Also ahead, a killer in action on attack inside the Navy Yard. Chilling surveillance video shows the shooter running through the hallways, sawed-off shotgun in hand, and new clues as to what mysterious etchings on his gun might really mean.
Plus outrage in Montana on the eve of a convicted rapist released from prison. He was sentenced to 30 days, his victim was just 14 years old, and she later killed herself. I'll talk to the victim's mother ahead.
We'll get to all of that over the next hour but first a "Keeping Them Honest" report you'll only see here.
A yearlong investigation by CNN and the Center for Investigative Reporting found widespread fraud in California's drug rehab program. A drug rehab program that receives hefty amounts of federal taxpayer dollars also known as your money obviously.
As a result of our investigation, more than 100 drug rehab centers were suspended with their funding cut off and others were completely shut down. But tonight our investigation continues and it goes beyond just the clinics. It looks squarely at the doctors who serve as medical directors for the clinics.
One doctor in particular is medical director at more clinics than anyone else but as we've discovered under the law he doesn't actually have to see any patients. That's right. He doesn't have to see any patients at all. But he has found a way to make a lot of money off the whole thing.
Here's investigative correspondent Drew Griffin.
DR. HOWARD OLIVER, MEDICAL DIRECTOR: This is another group room. DREW GRIFFIN, CNN INVESTIGATIVE CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): When we met first Dr. Howard Oliver this past January he had every intention of telling us and showing us just how much good taxpayer funded drug rehab clinics do in Southern California.
OLIVER: It's going to be better. Be patient.
GRIFFIN: Whereas places like West Coast Counseling Center and other clinics throughout Southern California, Oliver has been the physicians, overseeing the treatment of close to 2,000 patients.
(On camera): You're the medical director?
OLIVER: Medical director.
GRIFFIN: And what does that mean in terms of your responsibilities?
OLIVER: It means that I'm responsible for assuring that they have -- that they have quality medical insurance. That our referrals are -- I get referrals for medical care. I ensure that they are able to undergo treatment here.
GRIFFIN (voice-over): At the time of our interview, we question just how that could be physically possible that one man could essentially care for nearly 2,000 people at 19 clinics. In fact, Los Angeles County had been wondering the same thing about Dr. Howard Oliver in the past. Especially when his name or more specifically his signature kept coming up again and again on blank medical forms. A practice a former state official found opens the door to potential fraudulent billing practices.
(On camera): Records show your medical director for Immaculate Care in Los Angeles.
OLIVER: The Immaculate Care. Yes.
GRIFFIN: That owner convicted of fraud. During the investigation, a counselor says you signed off on stacks of medical records without reading them.
OLIVER: Look, that's not true.
GRIFFIN: It's not true?
GRIFFIN: That was a lie?
GRIFFIN: You don't sign off on stacks of medical records?
OLIVER: I sign off on stacks of medical records but I review them.
GRIFFIN: You do review them?
GRIFFIN (voice-over): Oliver says his signature on the blank forms were forgeries.
Oliver's signature is worth a lot of money. It is needed for Drug Medi-Cal clinics like these to submit bills to the county and state for reimbursement. And for that signature, Oliver is paid pretty well. Up to $1500 a month he told us for the clinics where he's been working. But since this interview in January, his business has gone bust because of this.
(On camera): Wait a minute now. Just one second, sir. Did he call back and say he's not coming?
(Voice-over): This past July, CNN and the Center for Investigative Reporting exposed widespread fraud in the nation's largest Medicaid system. We found that in the last two fiscal years, half of the nearly $186 million spent for Drug Medi-Cal, about $94 million went to clinics that have shown questionable billing practices or signs of fraud.
California has now suspended 132 clinic locations that were being run by 56 clinic headquarters. Fourteen of those 56 clinic headquarters have the same medical director, Dr. Howard Oliver. One called Able Family run by a convicted felon that revealed in our investigation.
(On camera): Can you explain, how can a guy with a record like you be operating a drug rehab clinic here in California? And you've been convicted in a major insurance car crash scheme in Texas.
ALEXANDER FERDMAN, CLINIC DIRECTOR: I was convicted. But it's not what it seems.
GRIFFIN (voice-over): Oliver says he didn't know and isn't expected to know the background of the people he works for. Able Family, meanwhile, has shutdown.
Among the allegations against the drug rehab industry from our series, that bills were submitted for patients that do not have addictions, for patients that did not receive treatment, and for patients that did not even exist. All treatments that would have been approved and signed by a doctor including all the patients at Immaculate Care when Rosario Falconer was an intern counselor for five months and the medical director overseeing the patients was Dr. Howard Oliver.
(On camera): What was he signing?
ROSARIO FALCONER, FORMER INTERN COUNSELOR: Treatment plans. In order for us to receive the money for the clients, he has to sign the documents saying that he's read over the material that we've put down.
GRIFFIN: Do you think he'd sign just about anything?
FALCONER: I know that he signed whatever we put out there. GRIFFIN: No matter what?
FALCONER: Even if it was wrong. If it was a wrong name on a wrong file, he would sign it.
GRIFFIN (voice-over): Immaculate Care, suspended by the state, has shut down. Rebecca Lira, former deputy director for California's Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, was suspicious about Dr. Howard Oliver after learning about the blank forms with his name on them. She even filed a report on him six years ago when at the time Lira's report claimed Oliver was medical director of 69 clinic locations overseeing treatment plans for more than 2200 patients.
(On camera): You found that troubling to say the least.
REBECCA LIRA, FORMER DEPUTY DIRECTOR, CALIFORNIA'S DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG PROGRAMS: Well, we had questions about that. And that's why we were asking the medical board for direction.
GRIFFIN (voice-over): What happened? Our investigation found nothing.
LIRA: When we found situations such as this, we would send it to the Department of Health Care Services and Department of Justice and they're the ones that are going to determine if there's going to be any further action on that.
GRIFFIN: The one person who still says he didn't see or know of any wrongdoing is Dr. Oliver who met us again just this month at West Coast Counseling, one of 14 clinics he's associated with that have been sent a letter like this by the state ordering them suspended.
(On camera): The letter that you just showed me said one of the reasons this particular facility has been temporarily closed down, lack of medical supervision.
GRIFFIN: You're the medical director.
(Voice-over): Dr. Oliver is in fact a very busy doctor. He runs a private practice, has been medical director at dozens of rehab clinics, and also has found time to appear on TV shows.
OLIVER: Two hundred-degree environment you would only survive a matter of just a few minutes.
GRIFFIN: Including as a frequent guest on CNN's sister network HLN as a medical expert for Nancy Grace. How he handles all this while overseeing the drug rehab of thousands of California Drug Medi-Cal recipients is easy, he explains. He doesn't actually see most of the people getting treatment who he says are clients, by the way, not patients. And he even admits he wouldn't know if they are real or, as fraud investigators call them, ghost patients.
(On camera): You're helping these clinics bill the state for ghost clients.
OLIVER: Well, I don't know that they're ghost clients.
GRIFFIN: Exactly. So what is your point of being the medical director here if you don't even know that these clients are real people?
OLIVER: Well, you're -- sounds like you're asking me to be the police here. I'm not the police. I --
GRIFFIN: I'm asking you --
OLIVER: I've got certain duties.
GRIFFIN: You're a physician, right?
GRIFFIN: Physicians treat people?
GRIFFIN: People are real and they breathe air.
GRIFFIN: But these clinics are billing for people who are not anything.
OLIVER: I don't have a duty to see every client that comes in here. And to question every client that comes in here and to investigate every client that comes in here.
GRIFFIN: Sounds like you don't have a duty to investigate any of them? You just sign off on paperwork.
OLIVER: I don't have a duty to investigate. That's true. I have certain duties that I have that are prescribed by law and I do those duties.
GRIFFIN: So basically you are looking at paperwork and you sign it if the paperwork looks OK.
OLIVER: Basically that's true.
GRIFFIN: You're a clerk. You're not a medical director.
OLIVER: I'm not a clerk. I'm not.
GRIFFIN: I mean, what else? There's no point --
OLIVER: Well, that's your definition.
GRIFFIN: Well, what's your definition? Seriously. You as a physician could be signing a treatment plan for somebody who does not exist. OLIVER: Well, I don't know that they don't exist. Again, I do what I -- what the law requires me to do.
COOPER: Drew, so Dr. Oliver, he's not breaking the law?
GRIFFIN: The law allows him to do what he's doing, Anderson. Nowhere does California law state a medical director who is giving these people treatment ever needs to see that patient even if just to make sure that a patient actually exists.
And we should also point out some of these clinics aren't rolling over so easy either. As we said, 14 of the 19 clinics where Dr. Oliver has been medical director are now suspended including the one where we did this latest interview, West Coast Counseling. That clinic is fighting its suspension for what the state says is a lack of medical oversight, missing treatment plans and apparently manufactured documents.
COOPER: Ad what does the state say about Dr. Oliver?
GRIFFIN: Well, over the years the state has taken what they claim are multiple actions against him resulting in substantial fines. At one point he was even suspended from the state's Medi-Cal system. It hasn't really stopped anything.
We're told there's going to be a big change coming in January when these medical directors like Oliver will have to enroll as Medi-Cal providers.
That, Anderson, supposedly will subject them to much more oversight, and speaking of oversight, tomorrow in Sacramento, California lawmakers are going to be grilling the bureaucrats who have been running this program asking them the questions that we've tried to ask. How could you know or suspect so much fraud is and has been going on and done so very little to stop it -- Anderson.
COOPER: Unbelievable. Drew, thanks very much.
Let us know what you think about this. You can follow me on Twitter @andersoncooper. I'm tweeting in the hour ahead.
Just ahead, though, Senator Ted Cruz's all-nighter on the Senate floor may have won some points with his Tea Party supporters but will his crusade against Obamacare also cost him?
I'll talk to a member of his own party who is calling Cruz a fraud. That's a quote. We'll tell you who that is. He joins me next.
Also, the chilling video showing the Navy Yard shooter in action stalking the hallways. The FBI says he believed his mind was under attack. New clues tonight about the delusions he may have been battling.
(COMMERCIAL BREAK) COOPER: Hey, welcome back. "Raw Politics" now. Senator Ted Cruz's crusade against Obamacare brought the Senate to a halt and some of his fellow lawmakers to the boiling point. The freshman senator, just nine months into office, pulled an all-nighter talking for more than 21 hours on the Senate floors in an effort to keep Senate Democrats from restoring Obamacare funding that a House spending bill cut.
So in case you missed it, here's 21 hours distilled down to just one minute.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
SEN. TED CRUZ (R), CRUZ: Madame President, I rise today in opposition to Obamacare. You go to the 1940s, Nazi, Germany, look, we saw in Britain, Neville Chamberlain, who told the British people accept the Nazis. Yes, they'll dominate the -- continent of Europe but that's not our problem.
I'm a big fan of eating White Castle burgers. You do not like "Green Eggs and Ham"? I do not like them, Sam, I am. I did not like Obamacare in a box with a fox in a house or with a mouse.
Obamacare is the opposite of listening to the people. I can tell you, as I said at 2:30 in the afternoon yesterday, that I intend to stand against Obamacare as long as I am able to stand and at this point I feel confident that at 9:00 a.m., I will still be able to stand. There will come a point when that is no longer the case but we have not yet reached that point.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
COOPER: Well, just hours after he stopped talking Senator Cruz voted yes to move ahead on a spending plan expected to restore funding to Obamacare.
Now if that seems confusing you aren't alone. Senator Cruz's marathon speech has left a lot of people scratching their heads. He did have some supporters in the Congress, no doubt about it. But they were in the minority. The majority of Republicans and Democrats both before and after his talk-a-thon were less than supportive. Listen.
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SEN. CHARLES SCHUMER (D), NEW YORK: What did the 21 hours on the floor accomplish? It set Senator Cruz's cause back.
SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R), MINORITY LEADER: I just don't happen to think filibustering a bill that defunds Obamacare is the best route to defunding Obamacare.
REP. NANCY PELOSI (D), MINORITY LEADER: There are anti-government ideologues who dominate the Republican Party.
SEN. TOM COBURN (R), OKLAHOMA: We cannot -- only controlling one House of Congress -- tell the president that we're not going to fund any portion of this because we can't do that. SEN. BARBARA MIKULSKI (D), MARYLAND: He can play slam down politics and those who were collutors, collaborators and enablers can stand with him but we're going to stand with the American people.
REP. PETER KING (R), NEW YORK: Ted Cruz is a fraud and may no longer have any influence in the Republican Party.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
COOPER: Pretty blunt stuff especially there from Representative Peter King. He joins me tonight.
You've used some harsh words to describe this senator, Congressman. Why do you say Senator Cruz is a fraud?
KING: Because he is selling a strategy which he knows cannot work. He knows it's doomed to failure. He knew that all summer when he was making appearances around the country and doing TV ads and robocalls, advancing a policy saying that we could just defund Obama and that would work.
It cannot work. The Senate is controlled by Democrats. The president would veto it. He knows that. This is the president's crowning achievement. There's no way in the world that he's going to agree to have Obamacare defunded.
COOPER: So is this just about his own ego?
KING: I'm not a psychiatrist. But I assume he's enjoying the publicity. I assume he's building up a good mailing list. I assume he's putting himself in a position whether he's going to run for president or just become a folk hero to certain people.
COOPER: The people on Twitter like Sarah Palin and others, a lot of conservatives who say -- who support him are saying, look, he's standing on principle. He's trying to make Washington listen.
KING: Now to me this is like the Charge of the Light Brigade or it's like Gallipoli, or Kamikaze pilot. And he's not standing on principle. First, I don't know what he's standing on. But he's standing for a strategy that can't work. It's going to personally help him as far as his political status but it's going to be bad for the country and bad for the Republican Party.
COOPER: The senator made a wage, all the money in his bank account on how constituents, Republican members, would want them to vote. I just want to play that, what he said.
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CRUZ: If you grab 100 of your constituents, wouldn't be a 50-50 proposition. I don't even think it'd be a 60-40 proposition. Your constituents overwhelmingly would say no. Don't vote to give Harry Reid the ability to fund Obamacare without fixing this train wreck, without stopping this nightmare.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
COOPER: So Congressman, what do you say to that? Would your constituents want you to vote to defund Obamacare even if it meant a government shutdown?
KING: No, they would not at all. And if I ask my constituents, those I've spoken to think he's crazy. They know what's real and what's not, and they know a guy who's being basically almost like a medicine man there selling goods that he knows are phony goods and really taking a good cause, the cause of trying to dismantle Obamacare and trying to repeal it and using it for his own purposes in a way that's going to hurt us and it's only going to help the president.
COOPER: Do you believe the Republicans will get the blame if the government shuts down?
KING: All of the polling shows that and quite frankly I think we should if it's done under this basis. Now I'm -- the debt ceiling is a whole separate issue where we have legitimate issues there and the president should negotiate with us. If he can, you know, negotiate with Putin and he's certainly going to be able to sit down with John Boehner.
But as far as this particular issue of defunding Obamacare, yes, we will be blamed.
COOPER: This is unusual for a member of Congress to be so tough on a member of his own party. I mean, saying that he's a fraud. Saying what he's doing is -- you know, is about basically his own fundraising and his own mailing list. Why are you speaking out like this?
KING: Well, I don't think we owe any loyalty to Ted Cruz. He spent, you know, the last -- last months of his summer trying to put Republicans on the spot, trying to force and basically intimidate Republican members of Congress to vote his way with the implicit threats of primaries. He had no regard or respect for us so why should we be concerned about him at all?
I mean, I've never seen anyone as unpopular in Republican circles as Ted Cruz. And it's not just personality, it's the way he did what he did, what he's trying to do, and what he continues to do and it's just creating real -- again, real problems for the Republican Party.
That's our problem. You asked me why I attacked him, it's for that reason for political purposes. From a governmental purpose it's also wrong. We cannot go down this path of attempting to shut down the government over an issue where we lost. We disagreed. We can continue to fight but not by threatening to shut the government down.
COOPER: So we're five days away from a government shutdown. How does this end?
KING: Hopefully it's going to end over the weekend. I know that John Boehner wants to make it work. I know Eric Cantor wants to make it work. No one wants -- none of us certainly want the government to shut down. The government should not be allowed to shut down at all. Because we know it's not going to happen. It's not going to last long if it does happen over this issue.
But doing it this way, you know, I think enough of us realize and hopefully enough pressure will be brought that we have to resolve this by the weekend or by Monday at the latest.
COOPER: Congressman King, appreciate your time. Thanks.
KING: Anderson, thank you.
COOPER: Want to talk about it now with Newt Gingrich, host of CNN's "CROSSFIRE" and former House speaker who has his own experience of government shutdowns. Also chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash and senior political analyst David Gergen.
Speaker Gingrich, Tea Party supporters and Tea Partiers that support Cruz, they're using this so-called filibuster, this kind of speech he made as a fundraising tool. One e-mail went out from a group called the Tea Party Patriots read in part, quote, "Your gift right now will make a tangible difference in this fight immediately. Now is the time, friend. There's not a moment to lose."
Is that really true, though? I mean, will giving money actually make a tangible difference right now and for Cruz, as Peter King said, do you believe this is about building a mailing list, fundraising?
NEWT GINGRICH, CNN'S CROSSFIRE HOST: You know, it's interesting. When you had anti-war Democrats deeply opposed voting, speaking, raising money, I don't remember very many people challenging their motives.
Ted Cruz ran on the grounds that he would fight in Washington. He didn't promise he'd win. He promised he would fight. He's proving to be a pretty clever guy. He had virtually every political person in the country today talking about him. I did five different interviews across the country. Every single interview brought up, what is Ted Cruz doing?
I think he's making a case. He may well lose in the end. But there are an awful lot of Republicans who'd rather at least see someone with the guts to fight than just be told automatically let's surrender, let's do nothing, let's give in. After all, it's too difficult to deal with the president.
And our Constitution doesn't require us to roll over and accept automatically whatever the president demands.
COOPER: But you're saying you're being asked all about Ted Cruz, not about Obamacare. I mean, is this about Ted Cruz?
GINGRICH: No, no. Obama care got in the mix. If he hadn't done what he did, you wouldn't have had this conversation in the last 24 hours. And I think in that sense he has -- he represents, as does Mike Lee, as does Rand Paul, a new generation of much more aggressive Republicans.
And I would just point out, Peter King, I believe, voted for the very bill that he is now attacking because he voted to send it from the House taking Obamacare out of the government in the Continuing Resolution.
So let's be clear. The underlying pressure of conservatives has actually moved the base of the Republican Party on this issue a fair distance, I would say, in the last six weeks.
COOPER: David, do you agree what Newt is saying about Cruz?
DAVID GERGEN, CNN SENIOR POLITICAL ANALYST: I agree with him on one fundamental point, and that is that Ted Cruz, through this effort, I think has made himself more of a hero among Tea Party types.
COOPER: Yes. No doubt about it.
GERGEN: That's what he wanted. And just a few days ago, as you know, he said something which alienated House Republican conservatives because they thought he wasn't fight. I think he partly put this on to do that. But even though it got a lot of publicity, not all publicity is good publicity.
You know, for a vast majority of Americans looking at this, they are shaking their heads saying, what is going wrong in the Republican Party? Why -- you know, why are we being treated like this? Is this guy really ready for prime time?
You know, from my point of view, Newt will disagree with this I'm sure, yes, the Republican Party has to fight, but if it strikes people that the base has moved so far as to become extreme, the growing opportunity for Republicans to take back the Senate next year and to take back the White House in 2016, is going to be blown if people think the party has been taken hostage by extremists.
COOPER: Dana, you say that Cruz's voting strategy even speaks more drumming up conservative support than actually getting something done. How so?
DANA BASH, CNN CHIEF CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, I think if you just look at the raw numbers, it's very clear that at this point he simply doesn't have the votes. That is why you played in the segment a lot of Republicans, there are certainly no liberals like Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, he's one of the most fiscally conservative Republicans in -- on Capitol Hill.
Even he said, look, you know, elections have consequences. We only have one -- one -- the House of Representatives. We don't even have a full branch of government. So what are we going to do about it?
But I do absolutely agree with both the speaker and David that what Ted Cruz has done is absolutely energized the conservative base and that no question that was what this was about. To get people pushing the dial and pushing people like Peter King who, speaker is right, he did end up voting, begrudgingly voting, for this in order to do this.
But that really has caused a very deep rift within the Republican Party which is why leaders here wanted Ted Cruz to stop, did not want him to do this because, yes, people are talking about Obamacare. And some of the substance but people are also talking about the very big differences within the Republican Party and that's not good for them they think.
COOPER: Newt, I got to ask you. Piers Morgan interviewed President Clinton earlier today and asked him about the government shutdowns in the mid '90s and his relationship with you during that period. I just want to play for our viewers what he said.
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BILL CLINTON, FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT: We worked it out when he was trying to run me out of town. We were still working together. I mean, I knew it was a -- it was a game to him. He thought, you know, he would -- as he -- he once said to Erskine-Bowles, the difference between us is that we'll do whatever we can, and you won't do that. You think there are things you shouldn't do.
And once I realized what the deal was, I let him do whatever he could and then we did business on the side. And you're laughing but that's really -- we reached an accommodation.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
COOPER: Is that how you remember it, Newt?
GINGRICH: Well, it's partly. I think we were a lot more principled than that suggests. But the underlying reality was that all through the two shutdowns, which by the way Nate Silver has written a very good piece pointing out probably had zero impact politically and has been grossly exaggerated in the Washington establishment.
All through that fight, Bill Clinton and I could talk. And the big difference in Washington today is I don't sense that Barack Obama has anything like the personal skills that Bill Clinton had. We could get in a room. We could fight. We spent 35 days face to face negotiating. And you don't sense -- I doubt if Boehner and Obama have spent 35 minutes recently in a serious conversation.
COOPER: So, David, you agree, it hasn't always been this contentious in this way?
GERGEN: No, no, no. I think it's gotten much, much worse. I -- Newt knows I disagree with him on this. But the polls show that after the two shutdowns the Republicans got hurt. Most of the Republican leaders who were opposing what Ted Cruz is doing and do not want to shut down the government are doing so because they have memories of what happened in '95 and '96.
COOPER: Peter King clearly thinks it's going to hurt the Republicans.
GERGEN: Yes. And so does Mitch McConnell. He does not want to shut down the government if he can possibly help it.
COOPER: Right. We've got to -- go ahead, Dana, very quickly. BASH: I'm just going to say very quickly, the big difference between the mid '90s when the speaker was here and now is that the speaker doesn't have as much power. Clearly we're seeing that with Ted Cruz. He doesn't have the control to make these negotiations whether or not he's speaking to the president or not, and that is a key difference that's making it even more partisan.
COOPER: Dana, thank you. Newt Gingrich, thank you. David Gergen as well.
A reminder you can see the entire interview with President Clinton tonight at "PIERS MORGAN LIVE" right after 360 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern.
Up next, the FBI releases surveillance video, a really chilling video. The man who roamed the hallways opened fire at innocent people at the Washington Navy Yard. We're going to see what investigators now have learned about the gunman and those cryptic messages scrawled carved into his weapon.
Also tonight new developments in the case of a Montana teenager who is raped by a teacher. You know this case. The man who raped her is about to walk out of jail after just 30 days. The girl killed herself. We'll talk to the victim's mom ahead.
COOPER: Today the FBI released video of the Washington Navy Yard shooter on the attack ten days ago. He was caught by surveillance cameras stationed around the complex. It's really chilling. You see him holding a shotgun that he used to murder 12 innocent people. First, we see him driving into the Navy Yard in a rental car, nothing out of the ordinary in that.
And then walk into the building, that's him carrying a bag over his left shoulder. Authorities believe a disassembled shotgun was in that bag. He puts it together in the bathroom. He's stalking the hallways with it basically checking different offices, different doorways looking for victims and going a plight of stairs.
You see people at the end of the hallway there. He tries to walk and then walks quickly down the hallway. I want to highlight this particular hallway. The circle at the top of the screen, you see people already running out of the building. We should also point out that security cameras captured the shooter firing his weapon.
The FBI chose not to release that video. Today we learned a lot more about the deadly rampage itself. Joe Johns is in Washington tonight. I've watched this video today. I mean, it's so disturbing, the silence of it, the way he's stalking the hallways. It seems like his movements are very deliberate. At this point though, do investigators know -- was he specifically targeting anyone at the Navy Yard?
JOE JOHNS, CNN CRIME AND JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT: Anderson, it was apparently random. The FBI says he wasn't targeting anybody in particular. There was some routine performance related issue they tell us that was addressed with Alexis on the Friday before the shooting, but really no indication to investigators that it was the thing that caused any sort of reaction from him -- Anderson.
COOPER: I know the FBI also released more information about the shooter's mental state. What did they say?
JOHNS: Well, we did know that he etched phrases in a shotgun like my elf weapon and now we know more about that. The FBI said he held a delusional belief he was being controlled or influenced by extremely low frequency or E.L.F. electronic waves. They found writings apparently on his computer. They got a search warrant for his multiple e-mail accounts and they say he wrote that ultralow frequency attack, quote, "is what I've been subject to for the last three months" and to be perfectly honest that's what's driven me to do this, he said. E.L.F. technology, Anderson, it does exist, but it's not mind control. It's a legitimate program for naval submarine communication.
COOPER: There are conspiracies about the whole ELF thing online. There were other etchings on the shotgun as well.
JOHNS: Right. A number of other etchings, in fact, one said end to the torment, another said not what y'all say and better off this way. So taken all together, he wrote quite a bit on that shotgun -- Anderson.
COOPER: It's just so sickening. Joe, appreciate it. Thanks very much.
There's a lot more happening tonight. Isha Sesay has a "360 Bulletin" -- Isha.
ISHA SESAY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Investigators in Kenya are sifting through the rubble of the Westgate Mall looking for bodies and clues in the four-day long terrorist attack. Part of the mall collapsed, officials say at least 61 civilians and six security officers were killed, but that toll is expected to rise.
Pope Benedict XVI has broken his silence saying he never tried to cover up the sexual abuse of minors by Catholic priests. He made that statement in a letter published in an Italian newspaper.
And Anderson, an amazing victory for Oracle Team USA, today it won the America's Cup beating out Emirates Team New Zealand in a come from behind triumph. At one point, Team USA was down 8 races to 1, but roared back, tied the score 8-8 and was victorious in today's final match. Go team USA.
COOPER: Incredible. Isha, thanks very much.
Up next, a teacher convicted of raping his 14-year-old student is about to walk out of prison after serving just one month in jail. We're going to talk to his victim's mother who is understandably outraged.
Also ahead, the high school football coach who benched his entire team suspended the entire football team. We'll talk to him about why he did it and what he hopes to accomplish. We'll be right back. (COMMERCIAL BREAK)
COOPER: In our "Crime and Punishment" segment tonight. Tomorrow, a former teacher who was convicted of raping his then 14-year-old student is scheduled to walk out of a jail in Montana after serving only one month. The lenient sentence for Stacey Rambold is receiving tense criticism especially after the judge made some appalling statements suggesting that the young victim was partly to blame because she was, quote, "older than her chronological age."
The judge later apologized, but there's a formal complaint asking that he'd be removed from the bench. Making the story even more tragic, the young victim, Cherice Moralez, isn't here to speak out. She killed herself in 2010 before the case went to trial.
Kyung Lah joins me now live from Montana with the latest. So this guy, Rambold, served his 30 days. He is going to be a free man tomorrow?
KYUNG LAH, CNN CORRESPONDENT: He's walking out. Essentially he is a free man, Anderson. He has served his time in the sentence that was given by Judge Baugh and he's fulfilled that time. So he's not going to be subject to any home monitoring. No particular address he has to go to. The only caveat is that there is an appeal with the Montana Supreme Court. The prosecutors are fighting the sentence that he was given hoping that he's going to be in jail for at least two years if not longer.
COOPER: Will he be on probation?
LAH: Yes. He is on probation and has to check in with his probation officer once he returns to Billings, the jail that he is in right now. It's about 4 hours away. So once he gets here he has to check in. He's technically on probation until 2028. All that could change depending on what the Supreme Court says.
COOPER: What about the formal complaint a filed against the judge?
LAH: This is actually a citizen complaint. There's been so much outrage about this, Anderson. People across the country have signed onto a petition. Some 140,000 signatures were delivered to a state review board. It was delivered in boxes, these petitions. People who say that this judge, that judge gave a one-month sentence needs to be removed from the bench, but Anderson, this is something very rare. It is very difficult to actually get a judge removed and last we heard from him is that he was intending on running for a seat again next year.
COOPER: Wow. All right, Kyung Lah, appreciate it. As we mentioned, the young victim in this case, Cherice Moralez, killed herself. I spoke with her mother earlier this month. She said she just wants justice for her daughter.
Auliea Hanlon joins me once again tonight. Obviously as you know the teacher who raped your daughter is going to get out of jail tomorrow. Does this seem real to you? AULIEA HANLON, CHERICE MORALEZ'S MOTHER: No. It seems like just yesterday they sentenced him. I don't know where the 30 days went.
COOPER: I'm sure you know a complaint was filed against this judge claiming he was bias against your daughter because she was, quote, "lower income minor Hispanic female." Do you agree with that? Do you think he was prejudice against your daughter for those reasons?
HANLON: I don't know. I'm not really involved with that complaint. I'm worried about Stacey Rambold. Judge Baugh is not by business. He made a mistake and I'm disappointed, 30 days, that's outrageous, but Montana Supreme Court stepped in. Hopefully they'll make it right.
COOPER: Tomorrow when he's released, what are you going to do tomorrow? How do you deal with something like that?
HANLON: Avoidance. I hope I never see him. I've never seen him until we were in a courtroom all those years, never seen him once. I hope I never see him.
COOPER: What do you want people to remember about your daughter?
HANLON: She was fabulous, pretty, very pretty. The judge just made a mistake and I'm hoping it will get rectified.
COOPER: What's it like to be caught up in the legal system like this? I mean, you know, when you see it on TV. It's one thing, but to see what they call justice up close like this, what does it make you think?
HANLON: I haven't seen justice yet. The 30 days isn't justice. We'll see what happens. Apparently with the courts, anything can happen, but hopefully the Supreme Court will set it right. So far I haven't seen any justice.
COOPER: Thank you for talking tonight.
HANLON: Thank you very much.
COOPER: A mom looking for justice.
Up next, he is not joking around. A high school football coach suspends his entire team. He doesn't like some of their off-field behavior and issues his players a direct challenge if they want to get back on the team. We'll talk to him ahead.
COOPER: Traditionally when a high school kid gets in trouble, mom or dad takes away the car keys or punishes them somehow. But a football coach in Utah took some drastic action in an effort to build character in his young men. He suspended the entire team. Coach Matt Labrum of the Union High School in Roosevelt made it quite clear to his players, accusations of poor grades, cutting class, disrespecting teachers and bullying fellow students was not acceptable. He even learned about cyberbullying. He decided to try to put an end to it. His message to them is simple. Some things are more important than winning football games. If you want to play for the team, you have to earn a spot by showing character so he suspended the entire team. I spoke to the coach a short time ago.
COOPER: Coach Labrum, it's pretty amazing what you did. I never heard of a coach doing this before. What was the moment where you thought I got to do this? I got to suspend the whole team?
COACH MATT LABRUM, UNION HIGH SCHOOL: I think it all came down with combination of different things that were happening throughout the past couple of weeks. We just felt like the program wasn't taking the steps that we wanted to in a positive manner. We sat down as a coaching staff and said, you know what, we need to do something to make a change in these young men's lives and to make this real.
COOPER: I know there were off-field problems, allegations of bullying, skipping classes, disrespecting teachers. You actually met with the student who was bullied, correct?
COOPER: How did that go? Why did you want to meet with him?
LABRUM: I just wanted him to know that we don't condone any of this stuff and I don't know if it was even any of our players to be honest with you. It's all unanimous. We felt like we as a team needed to take a stand and take a leadership direction and change some ideas there. I wanted this young man to know that we cared about him.
COOPER: Have all of the parents of the football players supported this idea of suspending the team?
LABRUM: Yes. The parents have been fantastic in their support. I'm sure they've had some questions in their minds and wondering why everybody is doing it. But we didn't feel like it was punishment. We felt like it was an opportunity for us to grow and for us to learn about, you know, how we can impact other people.
COOPER: So all this week instead of practices, you're having community service, you're having character building classes. What do you hope to change this week?
LABRUM: I just hope that we as a team and as young men and as coaches and as a whole community that we realize how fortunate we are to be able to do the things that we're able to do with the talents that we've been blessed with and opportunities we've been given. I just hope we realize what positive things we can do with those opportunities.
COOPER: Do you think it's working? Do players seem like -- players you're concerned about, do they seem like they're turning around or this is making an impact on them? LABRUM: Yes. I have seen a real positive change, you know, in some. You teach the lessons and somewhere down the line someone is going to learn the lesson. Some will learn it this week and some will learn it later on. They'll look back and say I wish I would have learned that sooner. I'm learning it now.
COOPER: Tonight, I understand is the night when you're going to decide who earns the privilege to get back their jersey. Who earns the privilege to play in this week's game? Have you made those decisions? Is the whole team going to be reinstated?
LABRUM: It's not necessarily me or the coaching staff that are deciding. It's the young men, they were given a sheet that listed criteria of what we wanted them to do so we look forward to that tonight. I think they've all been really trying to make some changes.
COOPER: I appreciate you talking about it. Thank you.
LABRUM: Thank you very much.
COOPER: Getting a lot of support not just from parents of the kids on the team but also on Twitter. A lot of our viewers tonight supporting what he's done. Let me know what you think @andersoncooper.
Coming up, a man realizes his dream to order everything in McDonald's to make a sandwich as big as he is. It's the McEverything and it's on the "Ridiculist" tonight.
COOPER: Time for the "Ridiculist." Tonight we have the story of a man in Wisconsin who dared to dream. He dared to imagine, he dared to walk into McDonald's and see not just a menu but a possibility. His name is Nick and he ordered one of every kind of sandwich from the breakfast and lunch menu and created the McEverything. Glorious monument to what can be achieved when one is willing to shake off the shackles of conformity.
I know you have a lot of questions. We'll get to all of them. For instance, how did Nick get the idea for the McEverything and what philosophical challenges did it present as he pondered whether to move forward.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Obviously every sandwich at McDonald's started with mc. I thought it would be fun to buy one of everything and call it the McEverything. I never did it. You show up at McDonald's and you want one of every sandwich, they'll hate you.
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COOPER: But like all great pioneers, Nick had to push through his initial trepidation and finally, one day not long ago, he just did it. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I said I want one of every sandwich. This will sound weird but breakfast and lunch. I think their main reply was why do you want to do this?
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COOPER: That is the big question. Bigger than a Big Mac and heavier than a double pounder, the question is why?
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Why not. The first guy climbed Mt. Everest asked why? No one has.
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COOPER: It only set him back $141.43 for one of every sandwich and a large diet coke and he's eating it all.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I've been eating it for breakfast, lunch and dinner since. I've two or three days left to go.
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COOPER: I don't know cold leftover McDonald's seems mcnauseating, but this guy has an iron stomach. He runs a food blog called "Dude Food" and most everything he makes has bacon including bacon wrapped chicken nuggets and this bacon weaved taco. Like all innovators, Nick did face from naysayers when it came to the mceverything. He has this to say about everything.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm not wasting it. I'm eating the entire thing. If I bought it and threw it away, sure, complain about it being wasteful. It's the same as going grocery shopping at the beginning of the week for seven days. You should have better things to get mad about.
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COOPER: We're with you, Nick. Keep living the dream. We can't wait to see what you come up with next. That's it for us. We'll see you one hour from now at 10:00 p.m. eastern for "AC 360 LATER." Thanks for watching. "PIERS MORGAN LIVE" starts now.