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Capital One Data Breach; Community Remembers Lives Lost in Gilroy Shooting; Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) is Interviewed about Democratic Politics; Italian Authorities Lay out Murder Case Against U.S. Teens. Aired 6:30-7a ET

Aired July 30, 2019 - 06:30   ET



[06:31:42] JOHN BERMAN, CNN ANCHOR: All right, a giant hack that affects so many Americans. Capital One was hacked and more than 100 million card applications and accounts have been compromised. It's one of the biggest data breaches ever.

Our chief business correspondent Christine Romans live in New York with the latest on this.

This is a big one, Romans.

CHRISTINE ROMANS, CNN CHIEF BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT: It is. John, what's in your wallet? A hacker. A hacker gained access to more than a hundred million Capital One customer's accounts and credit card applications.

Paige Thompson is accused of breaking into a Capital One server and gaining access to 140,000 Social Security numbers, a million Canadian Social Insurance numbers, 80,000 bank account numbers. She also accessed an undisclosed number of names, addresses, credit scores, credit limits and balances. The 33-year-old was arrested Monday in connection with this breach. The FBI special agent who investigated Thompson believes she tweeted that she wanted to distribute these Social Security numbers along with full names and dates of birth, looking for a market. According to the Department of Justice, Thompson had worked as a tech company software engineer for the cloud hosting company that Capital One was using.

Now, Capital One says the hack happened March 22nd, March 23rd. It founded it and fixed the vulnerability, adding the largest category of information accessed, credit card applications from 2005 through early 2019. Now the bank says no credit card numbers or log in information were compromised. Thompson's attorneys could not be immediately reached for comment. And Capital One said it will notify you -- if you were affected by the breach, it's going to notify you. It will make free credit monitoring and ID protection available. The bank, Alisyn, is still investigating the incident.

How many times now has the typical consumer been offered free credit monitoring because the people with our information can't keep it safe?

ALISYN CAMEROTA, CNN ANCHOR: Those numbers are staggering. They're going to have to do a lot of contacting of customers.

Thank you very much, Christine.

So the community of Gilroy, California, coming together last night to grieve. To grieve the three victims in the mass shooting at that food festival. The families of the young men and two children who were killed are speaking out about their unthinkable loss.

CNN's Dan Simon is live in Gilroy with more on them, as well as the investigation.



We now know there were actually three officers who swarmed and took down the shooter in less than one minute. Now, authorities are just trying to pin down a motive, why the shooter would target his own hometown.


SIMON (voice over): A community in mourning.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And together we are stronger than anything that tries to divide us.

SIMON: Gathering to remember the lives lost in the latest mass shooting in America.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They're going to say we're strong, but they're going to say that we are a beacon of hope, that we are that shining light.

SIMON: The attack killed three young people and left at least 12 others injured.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Anytime a life is lost, it's a tragedy. But when it's young people, it's even worse.

SIMON: Among the victims, 13-year-old Keyla Salazar, her aunt says she saved a family member's life at the cost of her own. Twenty-five-year- old Trevor Irby, whose grandmother says he was friends with everyone. And the youngest, Stephen Romero, who had just turned six, was excited to start first grade soon.

[06:35:08] UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I couldn't believe what was happening, that what she was saying was a lie, maybe I was dreaming.

SIMON: Authorities are piecing together the gunman's last moves before attacking innocent people at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. Police identifying the killer as 19-year-old Santino William Legan, saying he used an AK-47 assault-type rifle in the attack legally purchased in Nevada on July 9th. The weapon is banned in California.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Despite the fact that they were out-gunned with their handguns against a rifle, those three officers were able to fatally wound that suspect and the event ended very quickly.

SIMON: Local and federal authorities combing through the gunman's family home.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Our preeminent and principle concern at this point is motivation, ideological leanings, was he affiliating with anyone or any group.

SIMON: And digging through his social media, like two Instagram posts in a now deleted account under the suspect's name show a picture of the festival, another of his high fire danger sign with a caption praising a book described as a white supremacist text.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We are currently undertaking social media scrubs, as well as assessing information that's derived from other interviews and investigative techniques.


SIMON: Now, authorities are still trying to determine if there is a second suspect. They're asking anybody who was here at the festival, people who might have photos of videos that may generate some leads to upload those files directly to the FBI or contact the Gilroy Police Department.

John and Alisyn, we'll send it back to you.

CAMEROTA: Dan, thank you very much.

White supremacists texts, this is up. Police tell us these have spiked. The rhetoric of white supremacy has spiked and the violence around it has spiked. And we just need to pay attention to this.

BERMAN: Absolutely. If we have them, I want to put the pictures up of the victims here of this shooting. Three people killed, a six-year-old boy, a 13-year-old girl, Stephen Romero, Keyla Salazar and Trevor Irby. Our hearts go out to their families.


[06:41:19] CAMEROTA: OK, we are just hours away from the CNN debate. It's here in Detroit. And that's where ten candidates will face off tonight. There's the stage. You can already hear the very enthusiastic supporters of various candidates behind us.

President Trump won this state in 2016, making him the first Republican for president to do so in nearly 30 years. So can Democrats turn Michigan blue again in 2020?

Joining us now is the state's Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer, who's successful 2018 campaign is being pointed to as a winning playbook for Democrats.

Governor, these are your people here.

GOV. GRETCHEN WHITMER (D-MI): They are and we're fired up. We're thrilled that CNN's here and that this debate is here. Michigan, you know, every road to the White House goes through the state of Michigan. And so I'm glad that people are paying attention and showing up.

CAMEROTA: So, governor, what was your secret sauce exactly that allowed you to win in this swing state?

WHITMER: Well, there's nothing mystical about it. It's showing up and listening to what people want. I traveled to all 83 counties. Michigan is a huge state. But I got it in and I listened. And when you do that, you stay tethered to the things that really matter. You don't get caught up in the tweet of the day. You stay focused on things like cleaning up drinking water, fixing the dam roads, making sure that people have access to skills so they can get in good paying jobs. These are the fundamentals that I think Michiganders and Americans everywhere have anxieties about. That's want we want solutions for.

BERMAN: Does that mean ignore? Because these Democrats who will be on the stage have to face this issue because the president has been saying things. Does this mean ignore when he says things that they believe are offensive and racist?

WHITMER: I don't think ignore. I think take it on. You know, state your position and tell the world what you think about it and then get right back into talking about the things that Americans are worried about. Our education system needs serious investment, and we need to support teachers and our children. We've got drinking water crisis, not just in Michigan, but across this country when it comes to old infrastructure. These are the day-to-day struggles that parents are losing sleep over and that we're talking about at the dinner tables.

CAMEROTA: So Medicare for all, you would recommend they not talk about, that the candidates who want to win not support.

WHITMER: So I spent a lot of time talking about health care in my campaign. I identified that, you know, I was able to work across the aisle and deliver on Medicaid expansion here when I was the senate Democratic leader. We expanded health care for 700,000 people in this state. We have more work to do. We're going to bring down the cost of health care and expand access. And that's how I think you talk about health care.

There are people who are going bankrupt based on bills that they get from just needing an MRI. And these are the anxieties that the American people have. It's not about raising your hand, about private insurance and sweeping questions like that, it's about really having a plan and identifying how you're going to solve these problems. BERMAN: There are plans for fixing the health care system among the

Democratic field, but they're different. They're very different plans. If you have Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, who has a Medicare for all plan that does away with private insurance, that's one idea. And then you have Joe Biden, who wants to keep the current system but also expand opportunities, maybe have a public option. Kamala Harris, the senator from California, the same way. So there's a choice there. They have different ideas. And I think what Alisyn was getting at is, you think that one set of those ideas that would do away with private insurance is a dangerous idea for Democrats?

WHITMER: No, I just think that we have to stay focused on what we can get done. To take a position on a variety of issues that people want to know where you stand. But, ultimately, they're going to want to know that you can solve this, that you can get something done.

Health care is such a personal and important issue for us as individuals in this country and for us as a country and our economy that each of them should have a thought out plan that they can talk about. But there's no question, anyone on this stage tonight or tomorrow night is going to expand access for health care, whereas the guy in the White House right now has been attacking the Affordable Care Act ever since he took office. And that's the fundamental difference here.

[06:45:15] CAMEROTA: I had a chance to sit down with a group of Michigan voters yesterday and there was a real divide between the people who want to see something progressive, something bold. And what their thinking was, was that the way you turn out sometimes apathetic college students or disengaged, at least, college students, there are things like free tuition. You know, get them engaged on their level and that's what will allow Democrats to have a surge. You disagree?

WHITMER: No, I think it's -- I think getting people access to affordable skills is hugely important. Is it through a debt free community college opportunity for everyone and bringing down the cost of higher education? That's what I ran on. That's what we're working to make sure we get done here in the state of Michigan.

At the end of the day, it's about getting things done. And having a position, having a plan, but being able to show that you can get it done is what separates, I think, people who win contests like this and all the other people on the stage.

BERMAN: So we're sitting in Detroit, obviously, which is a terrific city. We've had a great time here.

CAMEROTA: Oh, my gosh, we've had so much fun. The Peddle (ph) Pub, I highly recommend it.

BERMAN: But there are challenges that this city faces now and has faced for decades, not unlike the challenges that Baltimore faces. The president has talked about Baltimore. And I'm not getting into the personal attacks here, but when it comes to urban renewal, what's the right way to approach these issues? Is the president right that money has been pouring in to no effect in a place like Baltimore? WHITMER: Listen, Baltimore is an American city. And for a sitting

president of the United States to attack an American city the way that they have is unconscionable. But I also believe it's very calculated.

What's happened across our country, and we're sitting in a phenomenal city, a city that was written off at one point and has come back with a roar. It's a leadership, it is partnership, and it is truly putting the needs of a community first. This is what can happen when we focus on the right things. And this is something that we're proud of that we need to replicate across this country. But debating and spending all this energy about what's coming out of the White House, I think, is such a distraction from the true story that's playing out here in the city of Detroit.

CAMEROTA: Well, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, thanks so much for giving us your take on Detroit, as well as the candidates tonight. We really appreciate being in your city.

WHITMER: We're thrilled you're here in Michigan, and we welcome you back every -- every week until the election if you want.

CAMEROTA: OK. Let's -- more Peddle Pub, John.

BERMAN: Tom Brady went to the University of Michigan. I'm just saying.

CAMEROTA: Say no more.

BERMAN: I'm just telling you. It's true.

CAMEROTA: Enough said. That's perfect.

Thanks, governor.

All right, so, as I said, I sat down with these Democratic voters here in Michigan to find out what they are thinking ahead of the debates. Here's a little taste.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I love so many of them. It's almost like an embarrassment of riches.


CAMEROTA: Well, that's a problem because you've got to decide on one, OK? So how are they going to narrow it down? We get the pulse of the people, coming up.

BERMAN: Legally speaking, you've got to choose one.

CAMEROTA: You've got to decide, yes.


[06:52:14] CAMEROTA: OK, the stage is set. We are just hours from the CNN debate here in Detroit. And John Berman is not the only one who is fired up with lots of witticisms about this.

BERMAN: But I have the best witticisms.

CAMEROTA: You do. Well, let's see about that because here are the "Late Night Laughs."


JIMMY KIMMEL, HOST, "JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE": There are a lot of Democratic candidates and CNN will air the debates over two nights. They had to split it up in two. It was trying to use that abundance to get people fired up.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The CNN Democratic presidential debates, Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg, O'Rourke, Klobuchar, Ryan, Delaney, Williamson, Bullock, Biden, Harris, Booker, Yang, this white guy, your uncle, that woman from your office, Alf, Rodriguez, Castro Gabbard, Rodriguez "with a flag," Gillibrand, Inslee, Eenie, Meenie, and Minie, Moe, Bennet, de Blasio, Hickenlooper, Loopenhicker, some kid, this woman, your neighbor, his friend, this guy, this gal, that guy you always see at the grocery store, Sanders --


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And Bud. Eighty-eight candidates, a nine part mini- series, the CNN Democratic presidential debates, live from Detroit, July 30th and 31st, August 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th. And probably again on the 8th. And then we do it all again the third week of September. Only on CNN.


CAMEROTA: Loopenhicker. That's not nice. That is not --

BERMAN: I would watch the heck out of those debates. That's all I can say right now.

CAMEROTA: I agree. A nine part series, why didn't we think of that.

BERMAN: Yes. I know. Coming soon.

All right, we do have some breaking news for you.

Italian prosecutors have just revealed the evidence they have in the case of two Americans accused of murdering a police officer. We have a live report for you, next.


[06:58:09] BERMAN: All right, we have breaking news. I want to show you live pictures of Italian authorities laying out their case against two American teenagers. They're accused of stabbing to death a police officer.

CNN's Barbie Nadeau live in Rome with the breaking details, as this goes on before our eyes, Barbie.

BARBIE NADEAU, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: That's right. And we've got some interesting details that are going to clear up some aspects of this case and add confusion to some others. One of them, the police were very, very clear to say is that young suspect in that picture of him blindfolded, that blindfolding episode happened before the interrogation. That was not part of the interrogation. The police repeated that over and over and over.

The other thing, and this is really the breaking news out of this, and adds -- I think clarifies a lot of the confusion. The police say they had witnessed the two Americans purchase cocaine, or purchase what eventually became known to be cocaine, so they were trailing the Americans long before this happened. That is going to be vital in this investigation because up until now it was unclear how the undercover police officers got involved. But they had been trailing the Americans, and that's interesting.

The Americans, the Italian police were very quick to point out, were wearing hoodies during the whole situation. And also another thing that we've learned that's interesting is that police officers were apparently armed. But it is against Italian regulation to shoot at suspects while they are escaping the crime. And by the time they had -- the one police officer with 11 wounds is on the ground, by the time the other one understood what was going on, the suspects were running away, and it would have been against Italian police regulation to shoot at them.


CAMEROTA: Oh, my gosh. Just crazy developments there.

Barbie, thank you very much for all of that reporting.

[07:00:01] All right, back here in Detroit, we are just hours away from the big debate. NEW DAY continues right now.