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happening now. breaking news police chief fired in the aftermath of the baltimore riots and freddie gray's death. the city's top cop just been ousted. what will it mean for racial tensions and violent crimes? >> cyberfailures. computer meltdowns paralyze america's biggest stock exchange and major airline. their connection here. who is to blame? grilling trump. andersen cooper one-on-one with the republican candidate and ask if he is being hypocriteical on immigration? >> can you guarantee you don't have illegal, undocumented workers working in hotel projects. >> i can't guarantee it. i can't guarantee anything. >> the fbi warning that young girls are increasingly falling victim to predators demanding naked pictures and making terrifying threats. we want to welcome viewers in the united states and around the world. wolf blitzer is off, you are in "the situation room."
>> we do have breaking news tonight. a change at the top in baltimore just months after rioting and the death of freddie gray exposed problems within the city's police force. tonight anthony bass removed as baltimore police commissioner widely criticized for his response to the riots. the mayor says the people of baltimore deserve better. we have correspondents analysts, news makers standing by as we cover all of the breaking news. first, cnn justice reporter evan perez, and national correspondent suzanne malveaux with more on the ouster of the police commissioner. evan? >> disorder and violence forced a change atop the police department there. so far there have been 150 murders in the city making this among the most violent years since the 1990s. now commissioner anthony bass is out. his deputy kevin davis is now in charge. the mayor says the change will help city focus on reducing
violence. >> we have an intense focus on our police leadership. distracting many from what need to be our main focus, the fight against crime. so we need a change. this was not an easy decision. but it is one that is in the best interest of the people of baltimore. >> as the mayor said baltimore citizens want a safer city and it is clear that rank-and-file officers haven't been listen to commissioner bass number of arrests are down sets in the protest of freddie gray a result of what some believe is a police slowdown. in may, there were 1,49 people arrested, compared to 3,200 in april and 3,100 in march. the challenge now, how do you take mr. aggressive steps to take criminals off the streets while ensuring officers aren't
using some of the tactics people believe led to some of the excesses in the past. >> you, suzanne, were in baltimore, where the police union mouthpiece of rank-and-file officers issued a scathing report. >> a 31-page report brief but brutal. essentially blamed the police commissioner and the mayor as well. said they were both acting together on this. it was pure neglect. they said these officers when they were dealing with the civil unrest that turned into a riot had been given orders to stand down essentially not to engage in it looters or rioters to. let the buildings burn. they had been issued helmets, they said that they were not allowed to wear. they each had to according to report, release suspects they had in custody. in general a real frustration among the police officers no longer having any kind of morale or confidence in the commissioner. and i asked the president of the fop, fraternal order of police, gene ryan is it time for the
commissioner to go? he said no this is a time for him to step up not step down. the mayor interestingly enough actually issued a response to this report calling it "baseless" saying it was "politically motivated" and there would be this press conference later and that's when everything changed this afternoon. just within hours that decision made to let him go and have her come forward and announcing he had been fired. >> how much pressure was there for the commissioner to go? >> there was a lot of pressure, brianna, it was clear the surge in violence and this perceived slowdown in the number arrests. it was clear there were still a lot of crime hatch penppening, people weren't getting arested. that's the way, police chiefs commissioners and mayors are, are judged. keach keep in mind what's happening in baltimore is part of a larger political drama. we suspect a very strong competition for the next election coming up in another year or so.
we know stephanie rawlings-blake, knows her political future was damaged by what happened in the riots in baltimore. that's also playing here. she needs to make sure that she can recover some of the-- the gains they had made before she faces a re-election. >> evan suzanne. thank you so much for both of your reports. joining me live now from baltimore, to talk more about this we, have sifty y city councilman carl stokes. calling for commissioner batts resignation for some time. what is your reaction to this? >> my reaction finally it has taken place. for several weeks, even a couple of months our focus has been on the police commissioner, his leadership, whether or not he should stay whether he should go? whether he had confidence of the rank-and-file? whether he had the confidence of the sit snenzcitizens? our murder rate spiked by 25%.
shootings r shootings are up over double what they were for the entire year last year. they're double that right now. he was a distraction. the whole conversation whether he should stay or not has take end focus off public safety. >> do you think more needs to be done is? this enough to chop off the head in a way of the police department? do you need to deal with the rank-and-file and have a comprehencompre comprehensive solution here? >> it does. leadership in a paramilitary organization, where rank-and-file have no confidence in take the command of the leadership. that breaks it down. i have to tell you i thin took many police officers good men, good women have stood down over the last several weeks. we have a situation where criminals are empowered they feel empowered. and they are, given the, the melees going on in our streets. but it starts with the leadership. the leadership let the citizens
we are back with the breaking news the baltimore police commissioner, fired. we are joined by baltimore city councilman nick mosbey represents the district where freddie gray is killed and married to the top prosecutor. my apologies said i was married to the mayor accidentally. i bet your wife would take issue
with that. you are married to the state's attorney, marilyn mosbey. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me on. >> i know you represent the district where freddie gray was killed. what's the reaction so far in your district to this news? >> i think the residents. we are just at a place in baltimore where leadership need to stand up. and there need to be a more collaborative effort between the mayor between the city council, between the every entity including the community and rank-and-file. i think that many folks are there. folks want a plan that is articulated to them and a plan that is going to be executed to really clean up and help our streets. >> so they dent feelon't feel like they have an idea of where the path forward is? >> i would say that is the case. i think that's been a problem in the past. you know to just completely rely on one person the police commissioner is absurd. he is one variable in a very complex equation in the urban area that has issues with
violence. and i think that's time for all of us to come together and really develop a plan that the citizens will be able to get behind and help. it's time for us to bridge this gap between the community, law enforcement and our, our police department. >> some people have said this a start. you have a trickle down culture maybe coming from the top. and so this needs to happen. but what do you see need to be done when it comes to the rank-and-file. when it comes to either getting rid of some officers or changing the culture within the police department? >> well it is critically important that one you have strong, bold leadership that folks trust and that folks can get behind. and you know as we turn this page in baltimore's history. i want to thank, you know anthony batts for his service for being police commissioner of baltimore city. it's not an easy job. but we turn this page -- as we turn this page it is critically important that we focus on trying to develop a plan again that we can articulate to our residents and they can get
behind. you know that only grows the trust in our communities. and we sorely need the trust between our communities and the police department. >> does the -- i want to ask you, actually your wife is the state's attorney marilyn mosby. do you see this move impacting the case that she has brought against the six officers charged in the death of freddie gray? >> i have absolutely no idea. she is on the judicial side. i'm on the legislative side. you know as it relates to an of the intricacies associated with the case, i have absolutely no idea how this plays out. what i do say this is a chance for us to collaborate as a community community, again, starting with the may your's office starting with city council, community leaders clergy business owners. for everybody to come together with the rank-and-file. at the end of the day, folks continue to berate our police officers. unfortunately the bigger bunch gets a bad name for a very small pool of those individuals. it's time for us to really drive the policies that will forever
change that chasm between the community and law enforcement. that's how we go after violence to. look at violence on a yearly basis and compare numbers year to year. we could do that. however that does not draft sustainable change. that's what we severely need. not just baltimore, maryland but urban america from east to west. >> lessons to be learned in other places. councilman mosby, thank you for joining us. really appreciate it. tonight from wall street to air ports across the nation disturbing new proof that america's computer networks are vulnerable to technical problems or outright attacks that can disrupt major companies and affect millions of americans. the new york stock exchange forced to suspend trading for much of the day because of a technical failure. this happened soon after united airlines grounded all of its planes also because of a computer meltdown. i want to go live to cnn's allison cosick at the new york stock exchange. i actually woke uppen iowa enin iowa
barely made my united flight today. this was a huger to for so many people. >> technical glitches can do that kind of thing. can't they? when we heard the closing well at the new york stock exchange the gavel make that sound, everybody clapping, it really wasn't something that everybody here at the new york stock exchange thought they would actually hear today. it took almost four hours to get computers back online here to conduct the business of the new york stock exchange. you know what is interesting there were some indications even before the opening bell that trading just wasn't going to go too smoothly today. one trader told me he had connectivity, use at 7:30 this morning. he said he was surprised the market even opened today. now the new york stock exchange put out an e-mail alert about that connectivity concerning more than 200 stocks and a technical glitch. then we heard that was resolved. but then 11:30 struck and as one trader put it brianna, the music just stopped.
all the computers just stopped making trades. brianna. >> unbelievable. alison kosik, if you can tell me, give me a sense of the outage happening for three hours, what are you hearing about exactly why this may have happened? are they able to determine the technical reason? >> we heard from the new york stock exchange president who said that they found what was wrong. and that they fixed it. he says there is no evidence no reason that this technical glitch was external. now he is not sure if it is related to a software glitch the nyse did roll out new software last night. but, what he did say was that all of the trades up until 11:30 they weren't going through 100%. and the nyse president said he made the decision to stop trading. but now there of course is going to be a full review as to what exactly went down here. >> alison we'll wait for the findings. want to bring in chief national
security correspondent jim sciutto, you look at the timing it looks like an awful coincidence? >> they're saying it was an awful coincidence. fbi sprang into action to investigate it as it was happening very quickly. after the united and new york stock exchange glitches department of homeland security told me "no scenes of malicious activity." on the hill today we heard testimony on another very real threat. and that is when we are speaking abut a about terrorism, terrorists going dark using encrypted communications, attacks, authorities have no way to intercept. at a time when the fbi director said they recently thwarted several attacks at killing americans here on the u.s. homeland. >> today the nation's top law enforcement official gave congress a frank, sobering warning. terrorists are going dark in
cyberspace. >> sometimes people watch tv and think the fbi may have a we to break that strong encryption. we do not. which is why this is such an important issue. >> reporter: terrorists use of encryption means the fbi cannot in many cases prevent attacks on u.s. soil like the one in garland, texas two months ago. >> we are stopping these things so far through tremendous hard work sources, online undercovers. it is incredibly difficult, right. i cannot see me stopping these indefinitely. >> the issue on line conversations between american supporters of isis and other terror groups and terrorists overseas, like the isis recruit er hidden by encrypted and messaging apps sure spot and kik. >> this know it your grandfather's al qaeda. our job is to look at a haystack
for needles increasingly invisible because of end to end encryption. >> a person send a message. such as i want to fight for isis over the web. encryption software scrambles the message. only a recipient using the correct key can unscramble it to see its original meaning. the solution argues the fbi and many lawmakers is to allow law enforcement access to encrypted messages with a search warrant. tech companies however are resisting. concerned they'll lose business from privacy conscious customers. silicon valley estimates it lost tens of billions of dollars to overseas competitors following revelations of mass surveillance by the nsa. >> the encryption debate is really about a trade how much more secure do you want to make americans and their personal data versus how much opportunity do you want to create for terrorists and other criminals to communicate safely? >> reporter: there are several groups lined up against the kind of access the fbi is seeking.
the companies were read about lost business. privacy advocates, also security advocates who say surrendering encryption code to the government will put the very encryption system and all that depend on it. banks and other companies that depend on personal information at risk. and brianna, one risks they bring up is frankly understandable you. give the government the ways to break these encryption services can you really trust the government with them? because the government has proven itself very vulnerable to hacking attacks. we saw that recently with at take on the office of personnel management, which opened up you know the record the security clearances of millions of federal workers. it is a real question. >> sure is. jim sciutto, thank you. and want to bring in a republican from idaho, with us a member of intelligence and foreign relations committees. i know senator you know what's going on here when we heard the fbi director saying we have disrupted just in the last few
weeks very serious efforts off to kill people in the united states. what can you tell us about these efforts? >> well probably not much more than he did. the fact is he is correct. we reviewed those. they have intelligence community starting with the fbi here in the united states is very, very ak tichltctive. we are at a danger period in history the we have seen that in recent weeks and over the last year and a half or so. where the push from these groups, these terrorist groups have have changed from this large iconic type of attack to -- like we experienced on 9/11 on aircraft to more the lone wolf type of attacks that are smaller. but -- still very devastating. good example what happened in tunisia. one person killed all those people in tunisia last week. that's going to happen here. it's happened. >> you think it is going to happen here? >> i don't think there is any
question about that. look these guys work really hard. our intelligence communities are very very good. they have got to be right every day 100% of the time. the bad guy only have to be right once. if they do it enough chances are they're going to barack through -- are they're going to break through. they get every chance to tamp them down. >> were the foiled plots imminent? >> some were. some were quite imminent. >> within days? >> within days. there was one of course one that was within hours or minutes. as you know it was an open source. it was reported on you reported on it. but this -- >> ones he talked about in the last few weeks. what you are talking about. the one reported one was imminent? >> one was imminent. others were if nent also ss were imminent also. >> he talked about encryption.
you heard jim's report on. why is isis so good at this. why is this such a difficult thing for the u.s. and for its allies to break? >> really a good question. isis has hit us right at a point in history when encryption has taken a very sophisticated turn. encryption has been around for decade. they used it in world war ii. they used it in probably in wars for a long type. now with invention of the internet, again, encryption has been used on the internet has become more sophisticated and only in recent actual months have we wound up with encryption systems where you can follow a rabbit hole in the internet and follow the through to the points where you can actually lose your identity. that's causing really really serious problems. >> soap this this is new technology. safe to assume that their efforts to deal with this to confront this. >> of course.
we confront the bad guys whether they're on the battlefield on the street corner. on the internet. >> if you are dealing with trying to break these encryption code jim just raised this issue of whether or not the government can beep trusted to have the code. the government is susceptible to hacks. what do you say to that? >> the government is susceptible to hacks. we in america have a healthy reserved feeling about our government. they need to be watched the they need to be kept in check. and so that i think permeates sall of this. having said all of that. it is a tool that as the director said today, he is an employee of the american people. he put it on the table. says to the american people how do you want me to dupe this job? you asked me to do it. i am going to do it. i am going tos to every tool we have avalley ableilable. this within weep just lost. we need to look at changes. maybe minor changes to get back some of the abilities we lost. >> senator risch.
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criminals. now there are questions about whether trump himself is employing undocumented workers. he talked about it just a short time ago with cnn's andersen cooper. this is you pressing him on reports he hired illegal immigrants. >> "the washington post" as you know say that some of the workers building this beautiful hotel that you are building down in washington, d.c. are illegal. they have talked to 15 workers. they said a number of the 15 came here legally through asylum they're now legal but a number did say they're illegal. isn't it hypocritical for you saying that illegal immigration is killing this country to be employing illegal immigrants? >> i read the story. we are biduilding a great hotel on pennsylvania avenue being done beautifully. i am cognizant of that. that story does not name any names. love if they could give us the names. spock to spoke to one or two. they don't know if it is true.
>> several men from el salvador guatemala honduras fleeing civil wars or niche ral disasters. others quietly acknowledge they remain in the country. >> they have to give us the names. >> they're not going to give you names. >> they have to give us the names. i have to say this we believe so strongly. i hired a very big contractor one of the most prestigious the best in the world to building the building. it's their responsibility to make sure. >> doesn't the buck stop with you. >> it does absolutely. we have gone out of our way to make sure that everybody in that building is legal. and we do have some that were that became legal. and wait a minute. we have some many i think that became frankly me you, everybody ultimately we were all sort of in the group of immigrants right. but we have done that to the absolute letter of the law. >> can you guarantee that you don't have illegal or undocumented workers working for you in hotel project or various
projects? >> i can't guarantee it. how can any. there is 34 million in the country. i can't guarantee anything. >> we work hard to make sure everybody is legal asopposed to illegal. >> you pressed him on reports that the trump tower was constructed with work from illegal immigrants. do you feel like he had an answer for that? >> the daily beast put the number out. 200 polish illegal immigrants were used to clear the land that the trump tower is built on. this happened 35 years age look he reiterated he had no prior knowledge of that. and, you know he runs a tight ship. if he finds out about anybody that is illegal he wants to fire them obviously. he said going back 35 years is pretty pathetic. if you got to go back that far to try to find something. this being said though he is now entering you know, the
world of presidential politics. and his record is going to be gone through like never before. so i don't think it's out of bound for him to be asked these questions certainly. there are going to be a lot of people in the gop who are going to be calling him to task for, for, you know being very tough on on illegal immigration and at the same time even if just a few employees on a job site in washington if there aren't more they're probably going to try to bring that up certainly during the debates. this is just the early round for mr. trump on answering these questions. >> the project in washington mere blocks from the white house we should also say. i want few listen to another clip where you challenge donald trump about something he retweeted about jeb bush and his wife. >> you have been very vocal, accessible, on twit ter. a tweet cause you'd problems that was rescinded. a retweet about jeb bush's wife. >> yeah. >> the original tweet said jeb
bush has to like the mexican illegals because of his wife. somebody else said that. you retweeted it. did you authorize it? >> i didn't authorize it. i have millions of people on twitter and facebook. i think i have over 5 million people on both. that's a lot of people. it's sort of like. like owning a newspaper, a big one without the losses. it's good. >> do you regret that? >> i don't regret anything. it was a retwechltet. it wasn't me. if you look at it carefully. a retweet of a story, a very good story, a fair story, strong story, good story. but, do i regret? no, i don't regret it. look i would say that he would. if my wife were from mexico i think i would have a soft spot for people from mexico. i can understand that. >> you think that influences his position on illegal immigration? >> i think it could. maybe it should. if he loves his wife. i hear she is a lovely woman by the way. if he loves his wife and she is
from mexico, i think it has an influence on him, yes. i can understand that. >> boy, he dug in, didn't he andersen? >> he did. that was a tweet which was later deleted. a retweet which was later deleted. he said look he doesn't apologize for it. he has nothing to apologize for. and he is obviously very tough on jeb bush the front-runner in many polls. donald trump as you know coming in second. many of the polls. people thought he wouldn't have done so well this early on. he is clearly, you know got jeb bush in his sights. he has critical comments for some of his fellow republican whose have been critical of tim. that will be on later tonight. >> you think the delete button on twitter might as well be the regret button. i will say that. watch anderson cooper's sit down interview with donald trump on anderson 360 tonight at 8:00 eastern. i want to talk about this with
the cnn senior political analyst ron brownstein, and joined by republican strategist and kevin madden cnn chief analyst gloria borger and senior correspondent jeff zeleny. any reactions at this point from the jeb bush camp? >> look i think what jeb bush has been trying to do all along. tried to pay no attention to him. didn't want to give him credibility or any more oxygen than he was taking up. at a certain point, jeb bush decided they had to pay attention. on the wife issue, i don't have it yet, i have asked, and we may get it now. but, you know i think it's kind of -- unseemly even to respond to what trump is saying. because it's so ridiculous. >> do you agree with that? >> look, i think the bush campaign is trying to be measured in their response.
they know the one thing trump wants more than anything is for more people to start talking about donald trump. so i think that's why they have been measured. i do think, if i were in the campaign. i would be arguing for a confrontation. i would say we need to take this on. we need to. >> make it an opportunity. >> use him as a foil. >> send a message. how we are a serious candidate and represent the party in a serious way and have serious idea where we want to take the country. i think the bush people are very smart. i expect they're waiting for a better moment. it is easy to do it right in the depths of july here when maybe a lot, not a lot of people are watching. but who knows when you get on the debate stage whether or not that confrontation is going to provide some body like jeb bush a moment of strength at a time where people are still shopping around on their candidates and give them a chance to break out. >> ron, let me ask you, can he wait on this when your -- you know just give us a sense of how important the latino vote is in 2016. should he seize this opportunity now?
>> no. look i think -- donald trump at the moment is an enormous irritant, to put it charitably to jeb bush. in the end if jeb bush handles this right, donald trump will be an asset to him in two respects. one the one that kevin noted. if jeb bush is willing to stand up for the positions he annunciated on both undocumented immigrants and defending legal immigrants he can use donald trump as a foil in a way that could improve his credibility with the latino community should he become the presidential nominee. it is one thing to say, kind of attractive things about immigrants in front of latino audiences another thing on republican despate stage. another point i think is important donald trump to the extent he is strong he splinters the anti-establishmentail alienated segments of the republican party least likely with jeb bush. to the extent they park with donald trump, they are not with some one else to consolidate the
party and make a serious run against them. by splintering the right and providing a foil in the end trump may end up more asset than antagonist for jeb bush. >> i think ron is right. there are so many people in this field. jeb bush you are right, why do this in july? he is going to be taking supporters away from the second or third rung of candidates not jeb bush necessarily. but the more he talks ultimately i think more it hurts donald trump. republican want to win more than anything else they want to win the election defeat hillary clinton. do not want to spend too much time with the side show. for the summer. after labor day they're done with this. tau awe >> the party is in a difficult situation. these candidates are trying to appeal to republican based primary voters. donald trump speaks to their anger to a degree about a lot of things, right kevin. so they're trying to walk a fine line here. my question back was -- why walk
a -- why walk a fine line? these people are never going to be with jeb bush anyway right? >> and ron fornier called him a combed over version of a reflection of angry america. i think that's right. one of the things that is interesting. anderson hit on this during his interview. he called on. right now the main appeal to his straight talking breath of fresh air saying it like he sees it donald trump. that's the perceived presentation he has for a lot of voters. what you are seeing right now because of the scrutiny a certain level of hypocrisy start to be exposed. the fact that he railed against china and railed against trade. where at the same time donald trump signature collection ties are made in china. you have illegal immigrants working on work sites on hotels. interesting to see whether that starts to have an if pact on what was a boomlet during the announcement. when people start to see that maybe this isn't straight tauvenlgttalk. maybe i am being misled. >> what about the republican
brand, jeff? because the rnc and we have had a spokesperson on from the rnc. they said obviously it is less than helpful than what donald trump has set. that's not some huge condemnation of it though as a brand. what's the risk here? >> as a brand there is a risk. hillary clinton is laughing all the way to the general election if she wins the primary. what she managed to do is exploit this moment. and jeb bush had to clarify his position. he told the new hampshire union leader editorial board he does not believe in a path to citizenship. my belief is no. a quote that will be replay should he become the nominee. that is going to be replayed again and again. hillary clinton and democrats using this as a moment to box them in here. that's a problem for a republican brand that want to expand. >> quick final word to you, ron. >> as gloria pointed out. donald trump is speaking for a portion of the republican base the blue-collar side deeply
alienated from almost everything going on in society they are protectionist deeply opposed to any path to citizenship. in that sense heap is giving a louder voice to the same sentiments from rick santorum mike huckabee and scott walker that scan be a problem for the brand into the general election unless jeb bush or someone else uses them as a fill to reposition the party. >> ron, thank you so much. jeff gloria kevin, thank you so much. great panel today. appreciate it. just ahead we are checking the facts from hillary clinton's exclusive interview with cnn. her first of the 2016 presidential campaign does it pass the truth test? >> plus an online predator who targeted teenage girls in 26 states. with what the fbi calls sextortion. learning new details of his efforts to find his victims.
it is her first national tv interview of the 2016 campaign. the world saw it first and exclusively here in "the situation room" now taking a closer look at what some of hillary clinton told me when we sat down in iowa. we want to know if all of it passes the truth test. cnn chief washington correspondent checking the facts for us, jeff what are you finding? >> as you know hillary clinton was more eager to talk about her republican rivals. some of her strongest comments
came on immigration and used a broad brush to paint the republican field in what she called a spectrum of hostility. some of the republican rivals support immigration reform much more than she let on. the answer that stood out the most about, was about her e-mails and whether she received a subpoena or not? the fight over hillary clinton's e-mails just won't go away. >> everything i did was permitted. >> reporter: on tuesday, clinton defended using a private e-mail server as secretary of state. she told cnn she followed the law. >> i never had a subpoena. let's take a deep breath here. >> reporter: tonight republican congressman leading the investigation into the benghazi attacks says that is not true. he showed us a copy of the subpoena. >> that's what it should be about. >> reporter: she's under scrutiny for targeting her gop
rivals. trump's comments have triggered outrage, which clinton seize upon. >> they don't want to provide a path to citizenship. they range across a spectrum of being either grudgingly welcome or hostile. >> reporter: immigration is dividing the gop. republicans cried foul at lumping them with trump. senator lindsey graham supports a path to citizenship and several other republicans back immigration reform. aides to jeb bush said -- bush says he is in favor of legal status but no longer supports a path to citizenship. >> i appreciate the opportunity to be with you. >> reporter: marco rubio said it was wrong to portray all republicans as hostile on immigration. as clinton works to rebuild her image, she said republicans are to blame for any voters who
question her trust and honesty. >> constant barrage of attacks that are largely coming from the right. >> reporter: it was reminiscent of this classic moment. >> the vast right wing conspiracy. >> reporter: the past hasn't gone away. >> this has been a theme used against me and my husband for many, many years. >> reporter: back to that subpoena. her advisors after several hours, tried to clarify that she didn't receive a acceptsubpoena. she had already turned over most of the e-mails before she received the subpoena which they acknowledge arrived in march. their point, she had turned over some of the e-mails voluntarily without a subpoena. >> it's curious to note was she aware she had a subpoena? i haven't gotten a response to that question. >> a few answers out there about the -- all these e-mails.
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fbi calls it sextortion. they are asking the public to find hundreds of teenage victims. pamela brown is here with more on this. pamela? >> reporter: the fbi says sextortion is growing at an alarming rate. it's when predators coerce young girls into sending them naked pictures that are traded on the internet internet. we spoke to a victim who is helping the fbi find 250 still unidentified sextortion victims from one case alone. >> i was just the good girl. i didn't ever get in trouble or anything like that. i was freaked out. >> reporter: ashley reynolds had just finished her freshman year in high school when a stranger started threaten pg enening her with text messages. the threats kept coming. i need you to take pictures in your bra. if you don't want them to see you. >> i knew there was no picture of me, not to my knowledge at least.
>> reporter: ashley who was 14 years old at the time, remembers falling victim to the mind games of a sexual predator. >> he was manipulating my mind to believe he did have pictures. maybe i have my laptop up and i know maybe i was changing or something like that. >> reporter: the man behind the threats, lucas chancellor of florida, now in prison serving 105 years for an extortion school scheme. she sent pictures thinking that would make him go away. but she was wrong. >> what started off as seven pictures that one night turned into around 60 pictures per night. i was so scared. i didn't know where it was going to go. i didn't know how far. >> reporter: she's one of 350 young girls victimized in 26 states across the u.s. along with canada and the uk. federal agents raided chancellor's florida home in
2010. on his computer, more than 80,000 images and videos. some showing the young victims crying pleading with him. fbi officials are asking for the public's help to identify victims. so far they have identified 109 girls, including one living in florida. >> he just came out -- right out and threatened her that he was going to harm her and her family if she didn't produce for him. >> reporter: now 20 years old, ashley is on a crusade. hoping to save other young girls from predators like lucas chancellor. >> i feel like i have a meaning to help other girls that they don't have to go through this like i did. >> reporter: she kept her torment secret until her mom discovered the pictures. that led to a call to authorities which cracked the case wide open and led to the arrest. >> so much courage from that young woman. amazing. pamela brown, thank you so much. follow us on twitter.
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