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it's tuesday, october 22nd, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." lashing out. why president trump is criticizing fellow republicans as house democrats press on with their impeachment inquiry. a cease-fire between turkey and kurdish fighters in syria will end today. as turkey's president prepares to meet with russian president vladimir putin, how the russians are expanding their role in the region as u.s. troops move out. plus, hundreds of thousands of california residents could have their power shut off again as wildfires threaten the as wildfires threaten the region. captioning funded by cbs
good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. key testimony is expected today in the impeachment inquiry into president trump. as a former top figure at the ukrainian embassy apears before members of congress. american diplomat bill taylor will be questioned by the house intelligence, oversight, and foreign affairs committees. in text messages, the house made public, taylor reportedly grew concerned about the trump administration's effort to leverage u.s. military aid for ukraine calling it, quote, crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign. his testimony comes as president trump says he believes impeachment in the house is all but a foregone conclusion. major garrett reports on how the president is lashing out at members of his own party. the republicans have to get tougher and fight. we have some that are great fighters, but they have to get tougher and fight.
>> reporter: fearing republican defections, president trump tried to rally his allies on capitol hill, again declaring the house impeachment inquiry a democratic hit job designed to block his re-election. >> they're vicious, and they stick together. they don't have mitt romney in their midst. >> reporter: utah senator mitt romney drew the presidential ire for criticism over his syria policy and approach to race. >> i think the places where i would be most critical of the president would be in matters that were divisive, that appeared to be appealing to racism or misogyny. >> reporter: romney admitted to using an anonymous twitter account to criticize the president. even staunch supporter lindsey graham of south carolina said he'd be open to impeachment if the president committed a crime. >> i find him to be a handful. i find him to be an equal-opportunity abuser of
people. at the end of the day, he can be very charming and gracious. >> reporter: the president ignored questions about acting chief of staff mick mulvaney who admitted the white house sought a politically charged investigation in exchange for foreign aid and said the president's golf club would host the g7, a decision mr. trump reversed over the weekend. critics said the move would have violated the emoluments clause which forbids a president from profiting from governments both foreign and domestic. >> i don't think you people with this phony emoluments close -- >> reporter: the white house counsel is vying aggressively for mulvaney's job, that according to sources inside and outside the white house. allies say mulvaney is facing the most turbulent times of his tenure. but his knowledge of congressional politics, the budget and regulations give him an advantage for now. both are enmeshed in the ukraine controversy, and many sources have told us it might be wiser for the president to keep both mulvaney and sipaloni where they
are to minimize turmoil and maximize supervision. major garrett, cbs news, the white house. a cease-fire between turkey and kurdish forces in syria expires later today. turkey's president meets with russian president vladimir putin this morning. russia has emerged as a key player in the region after the u.s. began withdrawing troops from syria. yesterday the pentagon says a small number of u.s. soldiers will stay in syria in order to protect the area's oil fields. laura podesta is here in new york. what's been the reaction to this news that at least some troops will be staying in syria? >> reporter: lawmakers who were criticizing the president for pulling out of the region so abruptly are happier with this new decision to keep a few troops behind, but others want the pull-out. local television shows the syrian army preparing to move to the northern part of the country once protected by u.s. forces. a u.s.-brokered cease-fire
between kurdish forces and turkey ends later today. turkey reg t kur as a terrorist group and wants them to leave a 20-mile safe zone along the border. >> if they don't withdraw, our operation will restart. >> reporter: turkey says it will resume its offensive if the kurds don't move out of the area. more than 175,000 civilians including 70,000 children have been displaced by the fighting. u.s. troops have already started leaving northern syria, angering the kurds who were america's partners in the fight against isis. >> we never agreed to protect the kurds for the rest of their lives. >> reporter: president trump saysma nber of u.s. troops will stay in syria, reversing a decision to withdraw all american forces. >> i don't think it's necessary other than that we secured the oil. >> reporter: congressional lawmakers were happy with the decision. >> make sure isis doesn't come back, keep partnering with the kurds. it's been a great partnership for us.
>> reporter: some say the president needs a full reversal. >> a few troops is not going to guarantee that we don't have isis reconstituted. >> reporter: the u.s. troops leaving syria have been moving to iraq. officials say they can launch attacks on isis from the so when the president first announced he would be pulling u.s. troops out of syria, the kurds turned to russia for help to fight off turkey. the leaders of russia and turkey are meeting today, and president putin and president erdogan are expected to speak later this morning about a potential cease-fire. anne-marie? >> laura podesta here in new york. thank you so much. the nation's largest utility company, pg&e, is warning of a potential second planned blackout in california amid the threat of another wildfire. a massive fire is threatening multimillion dollar homes in the hills of los angeles. pg&e says roughly 200,000 households and businesses could be cut off as early as tomorrow. high winds are fueling the flames, making it difficult for firefighters.
>> they will not sleep, they will not rest until they get this fire out. >> any blackouts will last at least 48 hours. earlier this month, pg&e cut off power to more than 738,000 customers in an unprecedented mass blackout that impacted 35 counties. people in north texas are cleaning up after a powerful tornado slammed that region. the national weather service confirms an ef3 tornado packed winds of about 140 miles per hour, and it touched down in dallas sunday night. the tornado ripped apart homes and businesses. one woman described the fury of the storm. >> this was an annihilation of my family home and potentially at some point i thought maybe the loss of both my parents. >> severe weather is threatening parts of the east coast today. it could bring rain, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes.
and we now know the identities of three soldiers killed in a training accident at ft. stewart in georgia. 41-year-old sergeant first class brian jenkins, 22-year-old corporal thomas walker, and 21-year-old private first class antonio garcia died on sunday. the soldiers were riding in a bradley fighting vehicle when it rolled over into water. army officials are not saying exactly how the three men were killed. and autopsy results are pending. canadian prime minister justin trudeau has successfully won a second term but has lost the majority. trudeau awaited the results of the nation's federal elections with his family last night. while his party claimed the most seats in parliament, their second term will be much harder, relying on other parties to pass legislation. trudeau has come under fire during his tenure with several scandals including one involving old photos of him in blackface. emperor narahito officially proclaimed himself japan's emperor this morning.
the enthronement ceremony confirms his succession after his father abdicated the throne in may. he is the 126th emperor in the oldest hereditary monarchy. coming up, more parents plead guilty in the college admissions scandal as charges pile up. caught on video -- two uconn students are arrested after being caught on camera shouting a racial slur. this is the "cbs morning news." bs morning news." ♪ dealing with psoriatic arthritis pain was so frustrating. my skin... it was embarrassing. my joints... they hurt. the pain and swelling. the tenderness. the psoriasis. i had to find something that worked on all of this. i found cosentyx. now, watch me. real people with active psoriatic arthritis are getting real relief with cosentyx. it's a different kind of targeted biologic. cosentyx treats more than just the joint pain of psoriatic arthritis.
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those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." cbs denver station kcnc reports a mother is suspected of killing her own daughter who she claims had a terminal illness. kelly gant was arrested friday and is being held without bond in the 2017 death of olivia gant. gant said that her 7-year-old suffered from a disease that attacked her vital organs. she even got the make-a-wish foundation to help make her daughter's final dreams come true. and a new indictment says multiple doctors did not believe the girl was terminally ill. it says gant was so persuasive that she got a doctor to sign a do-not-resuscitate order and ultimately withdrew all of her daughter's care. the indictment does not make clear olivia's specific cause of death. the "hartford current" says two while university students were arrested for shouting racial slursoutside of black students' apartments. the two are facing several
charges including ridicule on account of color. police say that they were caught on video on october 11th repeatedly shouting a racial slur. students said they are appalled. >> been called the "n" word, but it hasn't really affected me because it's just people passing by. but like this is on campus, this is where i live. >> more common than we think. i've had people call me the "n" word on campus before. >> during a rally yesterday, students demanded the school address racism on campus. uconn's president said in a statement the college is supportive of our core values to pursue accountability. the "los angeles times" reports four more parents have pleaded guilty in the college admissions scandal. the four, which includes the former ceo of a global investment firm, entered guilty pleas in boston federal court yesterday after initially pleading not guilty. a texas man accused of helping to orchestrate the scheme also agreed to reverse his plea and accept guilt. of the 52 people charged in the
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a large reward has been offered in the weekend shootings of two children in philadelphia. mola lenghi has details. we pray for the baby girl who was shot and murdered -- >> reporter: a heartbroken community came out to mourn the death of 2-year-old nick nicolette rivera. the toddler was in her living room when a gunman targeted her house, shooting through the front door and windows. her mother and a contractor were wounded. acting police commissioner christine colter -- >> no child should be murdered in their living room. it's just -- just terrible. the wanton gun violence, the disregard for people's lives or safety -- to shoot into an occupied house is something i can't comprehend. >> rivera's death came less than 24 hours after another tragic shooting saturday. an 11-month-old shot four times sitting in the back of a vehicle caught in crossfire. if the child survives, officials say he likely won't have the use of his arms and legs. >> these children need us!
this family needs us! >> reporter: this city has seen 280 murders this year. rivera was the 278th. philadelphia police tell cbs news they have credible leads in both of these cases. a neighbor who witnessed the shooting of 2-year-old nicolette here says that the gunman was wearing a mask and used a semiautomatic weapon. a $30,000 reward has been offered in both of the weekend shootings. cbs news, philadelphia. coming up on "cbs this morning," in our series "issues that matter," we'll speak with the acting dea administrator about who's ultimately responsible for the opioid epidemic. plus, in our "eye on money" series, cutting the cord. how providing financial support for your adult children may jeopardize your own retirement. and grammy-winning singer alanis morissette opens up about postpartum depression as we get ready for our special broadcast tomorrow, "stop the stigma: a conversation about mental health." that's the "cbs this