May 27th, 2014
12:17 PM ET

Should the Ocean Search for MH370 Stop Until There's Certainty it's in Right Spot?

Families of passengers on missing Flight 370 are angry at the amount of time it's taken for the Malaysian government to release raw data for independent review, and they still believe the search may be in the wrong place.

After more than two months, data from communications between Inmarsat satellites and the missing flight was made public on Tuesday.

Sarah Bajc, whose partner, Philip Wood, was on the plane, spoke on "New Day" Tuesday and voiced her frustration.

"When we first asked for this data ... it was meant to be helpful," she said. "We didn’t expect it to turn into a circus of back and forth."

Bajc acknowledged that families want this data because they are skeptical about the current search area, especially since no wreckage or debris has been found in more than 20 missions.

She said the ocean search for the plane should stop until officials have more certainty of the correct area.

"As much as I want to find that plane, I don’t believe we should be wasting the resources of Australia and the other countries that are involved hunting someplace that we have no idea if it’s correct."

Bajc wants an independent third-party to review all the information that Malaysia has and believes that information will change the location of the search.

"Whether that’s 100 kilometers shift in one direction or it’s completely the opposite arc – I have no idea," she said.

The current phase of the underwater search will officially wrap up on Wednesday and may not resume until "August at the very earliest," according to Martin Dolan, Australia's top transport safety official.

Officials plan to move forward by mapping the ocean floor and bringing in more specialized equipment to the search zone, which could take up to a year and will be led by a single private contractor.

Let us know in the comments, do you agree with Bajc?

Watch her full interview above.

READ: MH370: Transport safety chief says next phase of underwater search months away

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May 27th, 2014
12:07 PM ET
Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Tuesday, May 27
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May 27th, 2014
05:41 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Tuesday, May 27

The Malaysian government releases satellite tracking data for Flight 370. It's a day of mourning following the California killing rampage. And a Nigerian military official says he believes he knows where the kidnapped girls are.

It's Tuesday and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day


May 27th, 2014
04:11 AM ET

White House Outs CIA Official by Mistake

The White House accidentally revealed the name of the CIA's top intelligence official in Afghanistan to some 6,000 journalists.

The person was included on a list of people attending a military briefing for President Barack Obama during his surprise visit to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on Sunday.

It's common for such lists to be given to the media, but names of intelligence officials are rarely provided. In this case, the individual's name was listed next to the title, "Chief of Station."

The print pool reporter - a journalist allowed access to or is given information about an event who relays it to the rest of the media - copied and pasted the list that was provided by the White House.

Print pool reports are then distributed by the White House press office, which does not edit them, to a large list of media.

In this case, the same reporter, Scott Wilson, the White House bureau chief for the Washington Post, noticed the unusual entry after the list was distributed and then checked it out with officials. The White House followed up and distributed a shorter list from a different reporter that did not include the station chief's name.

In his account to CNN, Wilson said when they arrived in Afghanistan, he asked White House officials for a list of who would be briefing the President.

A White House official then asked the military for a list to provide to the pool of journalists. The official got an e-mail back from the military with a subject line, "manifest for briefing for Pool," Wilson told CNN. That e-mail was forwarded to Wilson and he proceeded to copy and paste that list for the pool report. He then sent it to the White House official, who sent the report to the distribution list.

After the initial report had been issued, Wilson noticed that the chief of station had been identified in the list, which he flagged to the White House official. After checking with the military, the White House official said, "This is a problem."


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