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First story this Tuesday on CNN 10: a high profile testimony on Capitol Hill.
The players: James Comey, the director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation,
and the House Intelligence Committee. It`s part of the
House of Representatives that oversees U.S. intelligence agencies, which include the FBI.
The subjects: one concerns Russia. The U.S. intelligence community has accused Russia
of interfering with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Director Comey said that Russian President Vladimir Putin, quote, "hated U.S. Democratic
nominee Hillary Clinton so much that he had a clear
preference for the person running against her." But does that mean as some Democrats
have suggested that members of the Trump campaign might have
coordinated with Russia?
For the first time, Comey publicly addressed the issue.
I have been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI, as part of
our counterintelligence
mission, is investigating the Russian government`s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential
election. And that includes investigating the nature
of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government,
and whether there was any coordination between the
campaign and Russia`s efforts. As with any counterintelligence investigation, this will
also include an assessment of whether any crimes
were committed.
Russia has denied meddling in the American election and the White House has denied that
the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, saying
several government intelligence officials have previously looked into this and found
no evidence of it.
Another subject of the hearing: leaks. Republicans say classified information related to Russia
and other issues, information that supposed
to be kept secret by law has been leaked to the public. Comey didn`t comment on specific
cases, but called leaks of classified information,
quote, "terrible".
A third topic: wiretapping. Two weeks ago, President Trump tweeted that his phones a
Trump Tower had been tapped or monitored before the election,
and that former President Obama had ordered it.
COMEY: With respect to the president`s tweets about alleged wiretapping directed at him
by the prior administration, I have no information that
supports those tweets and we have looked carefully inside the FBI. The Department of Justice
has asked me to share with you that the answer is the
same for the Department of Justice and all its components. The department has no information
that supports those tweets.
Former President Obama had denied doing that. Democrats have called on President Trump to
apologize for the accusation. A Republican on the
House Intelligence Committee says while there wasn`t a physical wiretap of Trump Tower,
it`s possible other types of surveillance were used.
Director Comey says no president can order a wiretapping operation. But how are those
governed by law?
One thing you need to know about wiretapping is that if law enforcement does it without
probable cause and a
warrant, it`s probably unconstitutional.
That`s from a 1967 Supreme Court case called Katz. Shortly after that, Congress enacted
Title III, which governs procedures for wiretapping and
electronic surveillance.
In an ordinary criminal investigation, Title III requires two things. First, a statement
of probable cause. But in addition to that, a statement
that this is probably the only way that this evidence can be obtained. But until Title
III, those requirements don`t apply to national security type
surveillance. The problem is, even after Title III, the executive branch continued to engage
in electronic surveillance of Americans based on their
political opinions, but under the guise of national security.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 or FISA was actually intended to create
more rigorous procedural requirements for this kind of
surveillance. Originally under FISA, obtaining a warrant was something like the criminal
process. The requests were individualized. You had to
show necessity and you had to show either a foreign power or an agent of a foreign power.
Now, after a series of amendments, when it comes to a non-U.S. person overseas, you don`t
need any probable cause at all. And unlike the
criminal courts, FISA courts are almost completely conducted in secret. Title III wiretaps in
ordinary criminal cases are generally difficult to
obtain, especially when compared to the law standard and secrecy in the FISA courts.
Another hearing yesterday on Capitol Hill, the first of four days of hearings concerning
President Trump`s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Neil Gorsuch is a Federal Appeals Court judge from Colorado. If confirmed by the Senate,
he`d replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia who died
suddenly last year.
In my decade on the bench, I`ve tried to treat all who come before me fairly and with respect
afford equal right to poor and rich.
My decisions have never reflected a judgment about the people before me. Only a judgment
about the law and the facts at issue in each particular
Judge Gorsuch is seen as being firmly conservative like Justice Scalia. He appears to have the
support of Senate Republicans. But some
Democrats are reluctant to vote for him partly because of what happened last year after Justice
Scalia died. Republicans who controlled the Senate
did not give former President Obama Supreme Court nominee a hearing, arguing that it was
an election year and that the next president should
pick the justice. Still, analysts say Gorsuch is likely to get the job.
Ten-second trivia:
What word describes the fear of being in public or crowded place?
Agoraphobia, acrophobia, claustrophobia, or anthropophobia?
People who have an abnormal fear of being in open areas or crowds are said to have agoraphobia.
But could virtual reality headsets be used to help people overcome that, or any of those
other phobias. We reported on how the relatively new
technology has gotten off to a slow start, with analysts being pretty unimpressed with
sales so far, though many gamers seemed to love it.
Could virtual reality`s potential beyond gaming have an effect?
Do you have any fears flying, heights, toilets?
A startup here in Barcelona called Psious wants to help people get over those fears
using virtual reality. It`s part of what`s known as exposure
My fear: heights. Have anything for that?
Of course.
Oh, holy molly. More I see of the sky and the less I see of the buildings, I`m going
up, I do feel a bit more, a bit more nervous.
Oh! Oh, oh, oh. All right. Stop! Whoa!
That was pretty close to the real deal, but would I normally be doing this in a therapist
office or at home by myself?
This is a professional tool. Only therapists, only professionals can use this tool. Everything
is put on the screen in the
control panel for the therapists, so they can change the experience and they can customize
the experience according to the patient`s reaction.
What are the different phobias or conditions that you`re trying to treat with this?
We treat specific phobias, like fear of flying, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, agoraphobia.
What about fear of spiders and snakes?
Yes, we have that. Not snakes. Spiders.
And this time it`s going to be a 360 video.
Well, I don`t have agoraphobia, but I do feel like I`m right in the middle of the crowd
and the subway. People are coming by, heading toward
the escalators. And so, when you`re developing these 3D environment, are you working in conjunction
with therapists as you design?
Yes, we have psychologists and psychiatrist on the team. And they predesigned the treatment
and the needs of the scenarios and then the
developers come in and they just develop what the professionals say.
And for some people, this has not worked?
Yes, for some people, this doesn`t work.
And for other people, do they do this and then graduate to doing it in real life?
That`s the final goal, of course. Helping patients face the real situation and be okay.
Oh, my god, the guy next to me is terrified.
Dude, it will be all right. Here, hold my hand, I`ll help you.
So, let`s say you`re car shopping and you`ve settled on something understated, like a Lamborghini.
But you really needed to be practical and
this could e your answer. CNNMoney.com puts it Lamborghini is ready to settle down and
have kids.
The Urus expected to go on sale next year is a four-door crossover SUV and it could
fit four adults, assuming one of them has between $150,000 and
$200,000 for a car.
Now, some might Lambolast the idea of getting a vehicle for the price of a house, most don`t
have the buying power for that horsepower. But for well-
heeled aficionados who find it aficionado (ph), taking this bull by the horn is something
Urus-sured will happen and I wouldn`t mind a bit of they
were Lambor-give me one.
I`m Carl Azuz for CNN 10.


CNN 10 三月21, 2017 (CNN 10 March 21, 2017)

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