CBS News Logo Former Trump aide unloads on Mueller subpoena, refuses to cooperate

Last Updated Mar 5, 2018 6:23 PM EST Former Trump campaign adviser Sam Nunberg is refusing to comply with a subpoena order issued by special counsel Robert Mueller, as part of the grand jury's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Nunberg told the Washington Post on Monday that he was asked to appear before the grand jury on Friday but does not intend to appear or to provide documents."Let him arrest me," Nunberg told the Post. "Mr. Mueller should understand I am not going in on Friday." Nunberg also claimed in an interview with MSNBC's Ari Melber that Mueller offered him immunity to testify against Trump adviser Roger Stone. Nunberg, who referred to Stone as his "mentor," said he thought that the special counsel's team is trying to build a perjury case against Stone. The subpoena issued to Nunberg requested documents related to Mr. Trump and nine others including emails, telephone logs and other records. News of his subpoena comes after CBS News confirmed that Mueller is seeking documents regarding the president and several of his closest advisers and campaign associates. Investigators are looking for emails, text messages, work documents, telephone logs and other relevant documents dating back to November 1, 2015. Nunberg went so far as to say he wanted to "rip up" his subpoena on television in an act of defiance. As Mueller continues to probe into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian government, Nunberg maintains that there was no collusion. "Putin is too smart to collude with Donald Trump," Nunberg explained to the Post.But in an interview with MSNBC on Monday afternoon, Nunberg said he believes Mueller has "something" on the president, based on questions he was asked by investigators, insinuating he believes the president may have committed a crime."I think he may have done something during the election," Nunberg told MSNBC. He made similar claims to CNN shortly thereafter, saying that Mueller Continue Reading

CBS News Logo Man finds iPhone that fell from plane in Texas

Ben Wilson can be forgiven for thinking his iPhone was gone for good after it fell 9,300 feet from a Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft. But the missing phone kept on ticking, not only reporting its location but providing a map so Wilson could find it. "It was by the side of the road south of Jacksboro, under a mesquite tree," Wilson told the Times Record News in Wichita Falls, Texas. "The donkey pointed out where it was." The adventure all started Monday when Wilson, the owner of Gas Corp. of America, and pilot Will Warnock, were flying back from Houston. A door latch came loose on the plane, the newspaper reported, creating an opening big enough for the phone to fall out. "The pressure popped and a newspaper flew out but I didn't see the phone go. After we got back, I looked for it on the floor (of the plane) and in my briefcase but couldn't find it," Wilson said. Using the Find My iPhone app, Wilson and John Kidwell, Gas Corp.'s vice president of sales, learned the phone was still alive. "Later I checked the iCloud and could see it was outside of Joplin (Texas)," Kidwell said. Armed with a satellite image and an old fashioned map, the two went looking for the phone. Getting close to the location, Wilson jumped over a fence and found himself face to face with the donkey. Nearby, he spotted the phone. "It was in one piece, scratched a bit on the corners but it still worked," Wilson said. Continue Reading

Does Tennessee have too many exemptions to its public records act?

Recently the Tennessee Comptroller’s office released a list of 538 exemptions to the public records law passed by lawmakers.Most of those — almost 450 — were added in the past 30 years, according to the best information the office could find.But really, isn’t that one of the problems?It was notable that Comptroller Chief of Staff Jason Mumpower, who oversees the Office of Open Records Counsel, told lawmakers in his presentation that the exemptions “are a hodgepodge all over the Tennessee Code Annotated.” Sale: Get complete digital access to for a full year for $9.99, through Feb. 23 . It’s hard to tell exactly when some were created. He even acknowledged that they may have missed some, and if someone finds something not on the list, to let his office know.When I began tracking open records legislation four years ago, my mentor and longtime Tennessee advocate for both a free press and open government, Frank Gibson, warned me that proposals to shut down information can easily slip by and slip into law.A new listing of exemptions to the Tennessee Public Records Act reveals that the number has grown to 538, six times more than 30 years ago.There’s a section in the Tennessee Public Records Act for exemptions, but when a bill gets filed to make a class of government records confidential, few get tagged as a possible new exception to the public records act; some don’t even mention that they are related to public records. Frankly, we rely on lawmakers and others at the Legislature who value the public’s right to know about what government is doing to flag seemingly “hidden” bills and ask questions.So what happens when a bill gets filed to close information? In the best case, there is a strong deliberative process by lawmakers about whether there is an evidence-based reason for creating the exception and, if so, serious thought given to how it affects the public’s Continue Reading

Happy Anniversary, Greta! ‘On the Record’ Celebrates 14 Years on FNC

'Iran Knows Where He Is': Family of Missing Ex-FBI Agent Joins Greta Greta Praises Fox Business Network's 3 Female GOP Debate Moderators Did you know 14 years ago today Fox News viewers saw their first On the Record?News is always being made at 7:00pm ET each weeknight with Greta. Like last night, when she talked to Donald Trump, Rick Santorum and House Speaker Paul Ryan."Fox and Friends" decided they needed to wake up Greta early to be the first to wish her a happy Fox News anniversary this morning.She recalled that her 2002 move from CNN to Fox News was the smartest decision she ever made. Fox News has been atop the cable news ratings ever since.Greta said her success is largely due to the vision of Fox News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes. "He's the one who snatched me out of CNN. ... Roger Ailes has made us all. Look at this," she said.Greta reflected on some of her favorite moments: reporting from inside North Korea in 2011, fishing with wounded U.S. veterans in 2014 in Alaska and interviewing Brett Favre. As a diehard Packers fan and a proud team shareholder, she said she's looking forward to this weekend when Favre is expected to be voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Besides tuning in each night at 7:00pm, you can connect with Greta on Twitter @Greta and on her blog, Gretawire.Hear from Greta above. Trump: I Now See Why No One in the Senate Likes Ted Cruz Santorum Tells Greta He's Dropping Out of Race, Backing Rubio Christian Pastor Freed From Iranian Prison Opens Up About His Time in Captivity Continue Reading

Turkish teen holds world record title for tallest woman at 7 feet

A Turkish teenager has dreamed of breaking a record and she has. She’s one of the tallest people in the world. Rumeysa Gelgi, 17, a native of Safranbolu, a town roughly 120 miles north of Ankara, holds the title for the tallest female teenager, according to a Guinness World Records news release. Doctors believe Gelgi has Weaver Syndrome, which explains her tall stature. The high school student towers over her siblings and even parents. She stands at 7 feet tall and 0.09 of an inch and just to be sure, a doctor measured Gelgi three times in one day. “It’s one of my biggest dreams to be awarded with this record,” Gelgi said. “I know that only the special people can make it and I know I’m one of them now.” The 17-year-old towers over her siblings and parents at their Turkish home where a doctor measured her for Guinness World Records. Her rare genetic disorder causes rapid growth, but thankfully, she’s not expected to get any taller. She relies on a walker to get around. Her lanky height makes it hard to keep balance. Gelgi is used to people giving her odd looks in passing, but she has learned to look past their negativity and take advantage of her unusual height. Not only can she see over crowds, she can get her hands into hard to reach places. “I like being different from everyone else,” Gelgi added. “It’s interesting and makes me feel special.” In addition, Gelgi’s hands measure at 9.6 inches and her feet, at 12 inches, which is close to a U.S. shoe size 15 for men. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

News’ Bracket Guru breaks down teams vying to join Kentucky as No. 1 seeds

Hey Villanova, Wisconsin and Arizona, I’ve got some prime real estate. It’s in the finest neighborhood of the NCAA Tournament - the 1-seed line. Forget about the Bubble. The rest of Selection Weekend will be squarely focused on the debate over which three teams deserve 1-seeds alongside Kentucky. In that case, the 1-seeds are more like 1A-seeds, but that’s another discussion. RELATED: PRINTABLE NCAA TOURNAMENT BRACKET The events in Greensboro Friday evening changed the landscape at the top of the bracket, at least for a few hours. Presumptive No. 1 seeds Virginia and Duke lost close games to quality opponents, the Cavaliers to North Carolina and the Dukies to Notre Dame, but those losses sent shockwaves along the lines of fan bases near the top of the bracket. All I can say to Villanova, Wisconsin and Arizona: Finish your business Saturday and Sunday in your conference tournaments and you’ll make the committee’s decision that much easier, or harder depending on the perspective. BRACKET GURU: KENTUCKY IS EASY PICK - WHAT ABOUT THE REST? Here’s the case for each team: VILLANOVA (31-2, RPI: 3) I’ve had Villanova as a No. 1 seed for some time now, and I think it’s simple. Just beat Xavier in Saturday night’s Big East final and the Wildcats will be close to a lock for A No. 1 seed, maybe even for the East Regional in Syracuse. Sure, if Georgetown had beaten Xavier in Friday’s semifinals, a win over the Hoyas might look better on paper, but Villanova can only beat the team put in front of it. WISCONSIN (29-3, RPI: 4) The committee would be hard-pressed to not reward the Badgers if they were to win the Big Ten tournament. Wisconsin has the most work to do, but it could be beneficial work -- a win over Purdue in Saturday’s semifinals and then, best-case, winning a rematch with second-seeded Maryland, the team which handed Wisconsin its last Continue Reading

EXCLUSIVE: Daily News probe finds mixed results for Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan

Walking the streets of New York often means taking your life into your own hands — despite Mayor de Blasio’s ambitious Vision Zero initiative. Seven-year-old Abriana Carrasco was at a family barbecue in the Bronx on Sunday night. She walked across the street with an aunt and got ice cream from a truck. As she began to walk back across the street, crossing in front of the ice cream truck, the little girl was mowed down by a cowardly hit-and-run driver on E.214th St. Abriana, left bleeding in the street, was in critical condition Monday at Jacobi Medical Center and the driver of the Jeep Wrangler was still being sought. “I feel like I have to have 50 eyes to watch for cars,” said the girl’s aunt, Jacqueline Perez, who hosted the barbecue. “You’re always scared because cars won’t stop.” TWU LOCAL 100 AD SLAMS MAYOR FOR BUS DRIVER ARRESTS The girl’s 17-year-old brother, Jeremy Carrasco, was outraged, saying motorists who hit pedestrians should be severely punished. “I think they should really be arrested,” he told the Daily News. “They almost killed my little sister.” The life-threatening wreck was part of a bloody stretch on the city’s streets beginning May 17 in which there were six traffic-related deaths, including four pedestrians. There have been 43 pedestrians killed this year through Monday, compared with 47 at this time last year — a dip of almost 9%, records show. Nearly a year after City Hall launched Vision Zero in June of last year, the results are mixed, a News analysis of NYPD data from July 2012 through March 2015 found. Traffic fatalities are down this year compared with the same time period over the last two years — to at least 84 through Monday. There were 97 traffic fatalities during the same time period last year and 96 during the same span in 2013. But the decline Continue Reading

Brooklyn Bums: Nets at a loss to explain awful home record

The Nets pushed the issue even before they jumped the Hudson River, as illustrated by their chronological series of slogans over the last three years: Brooklyn Ready! Brooklyn Bound! Hello Brooklyn! We Are Brooklyn! Well, here’s the next appropriate phrase for the only NBA team with a worse record at home than on the road: “Anywhere But Friggin’ Brooklyn!” There are theories why the Nets (29-40) are such a lousy team at home, 12-20 after Monday’s defeat against to the Celtics. Coach Lionel Hollins once suggested that his players are more relaxed on the road and don’t play selfishly. Another logical explanation is that the Nets’ practice facility is an hour away from the arena, and the inconvenience prompted Hollins to forego morning shootarounds before home games. Less popular is the theory that the former mascot, BrooklynKnight — billed as “the eternal guardian of the Nets” when he launched — was forced into retirement over the summer, and his absence has created a curse. After all, the Nets were 28-13 at Barclays Center last season, when the Power Ranger-esque mascot was still waving his flag at center court. But mostly when the topic comes up, there are shrugs. “I don’t know why we don’t play well at home, before you even ask. I wish I did know, I honestly do,” Deron Williams said. The Nets are shooting at a worse percentage at Barclays Center than they are on the road. “I don’t know. It’s bizarre,” Brook Lopez added. They are scoring more points and giving up fewer on the road. “I have no clue. If we knew, trust me, we would’ve talked about it and tried to apply something to it,” Jarrett Jack confirmed. “It’s just one of those freaky things.” That’s what you’re getting from the Nets these days as they continue to rely on the parachute of rummage that is the race for Continue Reading

President Obama discovered Hillary Clinton’s personal email use through news reports

President Obama discovered former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of personal email at the same time as news readers. Obama, after delivering a Saturday speech in Selma, Ala., was asked when he found out about Clinton’s personal email system run from her Chappaqua home. “The same time everybody else learned it through news reports,” he told CBS News. Obama waded into the controversy for the first time since Clinton’s use of a private email account was revealed last week — raising questions about whether key messages were preserved. Clinton’s use of the “” address drew widespread criticism from Republicans. The revelation has come at a delicate time for Clinton, who is preparing to launch a second bid for the presidency in the coming weeks. The President called Clinton a “great Secretary of State” and insisted that his administration encouraged transparency. “My emails, the Blackberry I carry around, all those records are available and archived,” Obama said, according to an excerpt from the interview released Saturday evening. “I’m glad that Hillary’s instructed that those emails about official business need to be disclosed.” The White House has refused to say whether they believe Clinton’s personal email use violated any administration policies or broke any laws. Asked how Clinton’s private server squares with his commitment to transparency, the President said: “The fact that she is going to be putting them forward will allow us to make sure that people have the information they need.” Clinton tweeted Wednesday that she wants all of her emails made public. In an appearance at the Clinton Global Initiative University in Florida, she made no mention of the controversy. Former President Bill Clinton also refused to address the Continue Reading

Daily News Yankees Podcast: Adam Warren, Al Leiter and a Beat Writers Roundtable

On this week's Daily News Yankees Podcast, beat writer Mark Feinsand sits down in the dugout with Yankees starter Adam Warren to discuss his move from the bullpen to the rotation, the mood of the team after the first week of the season and more. Al Leiter of the YES Network and MLB Network joins Mark to discuss Masahiro Tanaka's first two starts, Dellin Betances' early struggles and breaks down the rest of the rotation. Mark opens the podcast with a Beat Writers Roundtable featuring Bryan Hoch of and Pete Caldera of the Bergen Record as they discuss Stephen Drew's big grand slam in Baltimore, Alex Rodriguez's fast start and the looming battle between A-Rod and the Yankees over his home run bonuses. CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST VIA ITUNES Continue Reading