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withheld information that could have cleared the two men during their trial. kalil islam died in 2009. muhammed aziz is now 83 years old. i'm pamela brown in for jake tapper today. you can follow me on twitter @pamelabrown cnn or tweet the show. our coverage continues with wolf blitzer and "the situation room." happening now, breaking news. the defense just rested its case in the murder trial of three white men charged in the killing of black jogger ahmaud arbery after the defendant who fired the fatal shot admitted under cross examination that arbery never actually threatened him or pulled a weapon. we're also on verdict watch in the kyle rittenhouse homicide trial. jirsors are in their third day of deliberations as key video evidence they rewatched is at the center of a defense request for a mistrial.
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and the house is closing in on a long awaited vote on president biden's nearly $2 trillion social spending bill. the vote could happen as soon as tonight as lawmakers get a new assessment of the price tag and the senate braces for a showdown. we want to welcome our viewers here in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." let's get straight to two of the most closely watched trials in the united states right now. cnn's omar jimenez is covering the kyle rittenhouse case but we'll begin with breaking news. our national correspondent ryan young is in brunswick, georgia. major, new developments tonight. update our viewers. >> reporter: absolutely, wolf. major news in this case. travis mcmichael the man at the center of the case was on stand
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again the prosecution going piece by piece through his testimony sort of ripping parts of it apart. one thing they got him to say is he never said this was a citizens arrest. then the defense rested its case. >> i just killed a man. i had blood on me still. i was the most traumatic event of my life. i was scared to death. >> reporter: dramatic testimony today in the trial in the 2020 killing of ahmaud arbery as defendant travis mcmichael was back on the stand facing additional cross examination. mcmichael is one of three defendants in the case including his father gregory and william bryant. yesterday the younger mcmichael testified he acted in self-defense when he shot arbery in february, 2020, after a chase and confrontation in a coastal geo georgia neighborhood. today the prosecutor pressed him on his actions leading up to the shooting. >> how many times have you pulled up on strangers you don't know next to them with a truck to ask them what they are doing in your neighborhood? >> i don't think i have in that
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situation. >> reporter: his first initial encounter with arbery. >> didn't brandish any weapons. >> no, ma'am. >> didn't pull out any guns. >> no, ma'am. >> didn't pull out any knife. >> no, ma'am. >> never reached for anything, did he? >> no. >> he just ran. >> yes, he was just running. >> reporter: the prosecution also pointing out inconsistencies between mcmichael's statement to police and his testimony in court. >> you'd agree when i say you never, ever told the police department or in your written statement that you said to mr. arbery, the police are coming? >> i don't know if i did or not. >> do you remember telling this jury just yesterday that was what you said to your dad, call the cops. there he is. he starts running. >> i believe i said have you called the cops yet. >> nowhere in here do you indicate to the detective that he stopped long enough for you to say, the police are on their way and that's why he took off running. nowhere in here or in your
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written statement is that indicated. >> in those terms, saying it in that verbatim i did not. >> reporter: the prosecution also pointing out something travis mcmichael's father gregory told police that his son didn't recall on the stand. >> you stopped, you get out, yell, stop, stop. your father yelled at him, stop or i'll blow your -- head off? >> i don't think so, no, ma'am. >> all right. well you don't think so? you were standing right there. you heard your father say this, yes? >> i don't think i heard him say that. no, ma'am. >> but you know that is what he told the police he said. >> in here in court is what i heard, yes, ma'am. >> reporter: shortly after there was this exchange between the state prosecutor and a witness which sparked a public admonishment from the judge. >> do you believe that someone stealing is deserving of the death penalty? >> the question would be the way another argument was characterized as being
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reprehensible. >> the court does find that the question that was presented was inflammatory and irrelevant. >> reporter: the defendant william bryant's attorney also bringing up again his concerns related to who is in the public gallery specifically calling out reverend jesse jackson >> i think he is back there in the dark shirt. putting that on the record. >> reporter: also noting today his client will not be taking the stand. ben crump the attorney for ahmaud arbery's father believes the younger mcmichael's testimony that he acted in self-defense is ridiculous. >> they actually killed their son and yet they are talking about self-defense in it is just an insult to intelligence. >> reporter: all three defendants pleaded not guilty. wolf, wh happens in this court is so very important. let's take a look at some of the video from today. the march that happened in this city. you have to remember the attorney was saying so many times he hoped to limit the
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black pastors inside the court. they showed up in number today. probably seeing numbers of more than a hundred people showing up marching through the streets having a rally, definitely asking for justice. they really believe this case is really important to how things move forward. they are watching it. the pressure was on the city. everything remaining peaceful. especially with so many people calling for justice in the name of the lord. wolf? >> all right. thank you very much. i want to go from georgia out to kenosha, wisconsin. day three of jury deliberations in the trial of kyle rittenhouse. cnn's omar jimenez is on the scene for us there. the jury has been quiet today. what is the latest? >> reporter: yeah, wolf. we are just seeing right now that the jury is being dismissed for the day. kay three of deliberations has come and gone and we still have no verdict at this point. they've gone for about seven hours at this point. you can see them in the courtroom. the judge is basically giving
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some instructions as he typically does at the end of the day and setting the time for the next day which has been 9:00 a.m. local time. when i mention seven hours it takes the total to around 22 or 23 hours that the jury has been deliberating at this point. again, still no firm word on a verdict. today as opposed to previous days no questions that were submitted by the jury. no real notes of any significance at this point. that means either they are confident in what they are seeing so far or they potentially could be at an impasse. again, days from when they first received this case. >> day three of jury dlib rags now over. we'll see what happens tomorrow. during the day the judge actually did something unusual. he barred msnbc from the courtroom today. what happened? >> reporter: so this is basically a man who was stopped
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by police yesterday, a man said he was working with msnbc, about a block behind the jury bus. background on that is basically the jurors are parking somewhere else and then being transported to the courthouse at the beginning and end of the days. the police stopped this man. he said he was with msnbc and was instructed to follow the jury bus. police stopped him because they say he ran a red light about a distance of a block away from this bus and they suspected he was trying to get photos of the jurors. so the judge got wind of that. had a hearing today about it. and officially barred msnbc from being in the courthouse for the rest of the trial. >> this is a very serious matter and i don't know what the ultimate truth of it is. but absolutely it would go without much thinking that someone who is following the jury bus, that is a very -- that
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is an extremely serious matter and will be referred to the proper authorities for further action. >> reporter: now, nbc confirmed this was a freelancer for them and they regret the situation but they also wrote as part of their statement that they released that while the traffic violation took place near the jury van, the freelancer never contacted or intended to contact the jurors during deliberations and never photographed or intended to photograph them as well. police also said there was never a breach of security or any photos actually taken. i should also mention there is a court order in place that no member of the media can contact any jurors until after this trial is finished. of course, the same jurors who as we understand have just wrapped for the day, day three of three days total of deliberations and still, wolf, no verdict. >> omar, thank you very much, on the scene for us, omar jimenez. joining us now a defense attorney and federal prosecutor
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and state attorney in florida. thanks very much for coming in. i want to get to the rittenhouse trial in a moment but let's first of all talk about what is going on in georgia right now in the ahmaud arbery trial over there. did the prosecution effectively dismantle what the defendant was saying over the past couple days? >> she sure did. the main thrust of the defense argument is that it is a citizens arrest but she pointed out that this defendant never told police about a citizens arrest. there were other inconsistencies. the defendants never saw arbery with a weapon. they never saw him steal anything. this case is going really well for the prosecution. what the prosecution was able to do was to leave in the air the prospect that this defendant was chasing ahmaud arbery, ambushed him because he saw a black guy jogging through their neighborhood.
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she didn't have to say it but that is the impression the jury was left with which is the brilliance of her cross examination. >> do you agree? >> yes. she is doing a much better job by contrasting the rittenhouse prosecutors. she was making her points. the real problem for this defendant is he wants to keep sounding like a police officer saying he was trying to de-escalate. he is the reason why there was anything escalating. he had multiple opportunities to leave. he didn't have to keep going after him. he was not a police officer. so i think she is making her point. >> you heard the judge admonish the prosecutor for asking that question and it was specifically do you believe that someone stealing is deserving of the death penalty? the judge said that was inflammatory and irrelevant. was it? >> it was inflammatory. they didn't need to go there, wolf. things were going so well for the prosecution. they got a lot of this evidence already out on the cross examination through facebook messages. this prosecutor didn't have to inflame the jury and now she'll get admonished because that is what the defense lawyers wanted because they didn't get a mistrial. be careful what you ask for
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because you cannot unbreak an egg with a hammer. you are now calling attention to this controversial comment and that leaves an impression with the jury. >> let's talk a little bit about what happened in the rittenhouse trial. i want to get your sense, asked by reporters how he is feeling today, one of rittenhouse's lawyers said and i am quoting him now, worse than i was yesterday. so what does that suggest to you? >> as a former prosecutor it suggests that the longer the jury is out generally i like that as a prosecutor. it means they're working the case. they're looking at the evidence. as a defense counsel i'd be hoping for sort of a quick result meaning they are swayed, that there is just nothing here. the longer they are out, generally speaking, it makes the defense a little bit more nervous. >> it is interesting. these are the jury instructions. i printed them out and read them. i've gone through them. 36 pages. just now a few moments ago the jury asked the judge if they could take this document home with them. it is pretty complicated.
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and review it at home and the judge said yes. what do you say? >> well, if you saw how the judge described the jury instructions at the end of the trial it was pretty confusing. the longer this goes the better it is for the prosecution. if this was a quick verdict they'd have found self-defense, game over. but now obviously they found flaws in the self-defense argument. maybe the provocation argument has gotten through. now they have other things to consider like the lesser included offenses. if they can come up with a compromise verdict i think that is a victory for the prosecution. >> i've gone through this document a few times. you need a law degree to appreciate and understand. have you read this, the 36 pages of the instructions the judge gave the jury? >> jury instructions are notoriously difficult for the jury to manage and the judge should have given them the written ones right away. i would disagree. he should not let them take them home. generally stuff needs to remain in the courtroom. he should have given it to them from the start just like he
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should have let them see the video as much as they want rather than making them troop into the courtroom. >> what do you think of the whole msnbc issue, the judge now barring msnbc from participating and observing based on what happened with this freelancer? >> the freelancer shouldn't have done it and should be punished but the judge has a bit of a track record. he is very thin skinned. he has been complaining about the press throughout the trial and said the press coverage of this case is frightening. so now i think it is overkill. i think he was looking for an excuse to stick it to the media. i don't think they should bar a network for doing something a freelancer did. i think there needs to be more investigation and punishment for the person who did it not the entire network >> i agree on that point. i think this judge honestly like so many judges has been able to work in the shadows for a long time. he is king of his fifedom but it is different in the glare of national scrutiny. he doesn't like it. he wants to get rid of the media. absolutely an overreach. maybe that person might be prosecuted and investigated but
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it is a red light violation at the moment. what are you doing banning an entire network? that is freedom of the press. >> all right, guys. thank you very much. we'll see what happens tomorrow. day four continues in the jury deliberations. coming up a dramatic last-minute reprieve for a convicted killer just hours away from execution. how his plea for clemency succeeded. we'll be right back. be fresh. welcome to the eat fresh refresh. refresh where there is so much new, some say that it can't fit in one ad. i say... ...we're talking a new all-american club, deli-style oven-roasted turkey and... oh, that's the new steak & cheese. oh yeah, i knew that. that's the one with the new... ...seasoning. and that was the new mvp parmesan vinaigrette . right. which makes a next level foot... hold up. the subway logo? wait i'm out of time?
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an 11th hour reprieve today for a man convicted of murder is drawing worldwide attention. oklahoma's governor granting julius jones clemency in commuting his death sentence to life without the possibility of troll. our senior national correspondent ed lavandera is
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joining us now. the governor made the decision a few hours before jones was going to be executed. give us the latest. >> he was just about four hours from that scheduled execution earlier today. we were told by julius jones' attorney they were actually sitting in a room near the execution chamber when they received the news that the governor of oklahoma had reduced his sentence from the death penalty to life in prison without the possibility of parole. however, this is different from what the oklahoma parole board had recommended, that julius jones' sentence be reduced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. despite that, julius jones' attorneys saying they are grateful for the governor's important step in restoring faith in the criminal justice system. that by ensuring oklahoma did not execute an innocent man and they hope the governor has prevented an irrepairable mistake.
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however, the victim paul howell, his family says they still believe there is overwhelming evidence supporting julius jones' conviction. they say this entire experience watching millions of people sign a petition urging the governor of oklahoma to spare julius jones' life, that this has traumatized them once again. they say the governor -- they believe the governor had a difficult decision but they take comfort in the fact the governor's decision affirmed the guilt of julius jones. the whole case has been marred in recent years by allegations that there was racial bias in the jury, that the trial wasn't conducted properly, and that there was evidence that the jury didn't get to hear. so all of that leading to this decision today by the governor. >> can jones' attorneys, ed, still fight for the possibility of parole? >> reporter: well, the governor's order today says essen
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essentially julius jones cannot benefit anymore clemency. however his mother has been saying she would like to see her son get a new trial. we understand attorneys for julius jones are trying to figure out what the next steps might be. julius jones' supporters and attorneys and family all insist he remains innocent. that he did not kill paul howell. they say they will con tetinue work to try to get him repreefd and a new trial. it is still very much in the air right now as they figure out the next steps. >> let's dig deeper with cnn's political commentator van jones. julius jones has been spared execution but what do you make of the governor's condition that jones will never be able to pursue commutation, pardon, or parole? >> wolf, first i want to echo the mother and the attorneys. we're grateful. this is an innocent man. the killer has confessed that he
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did it, that this is not the guy that did it. you had multiple opportunities. there is a reason that the board in that state said let him go. this governor was able to be persuaded to at least keep him alive long enough for us to continue to fight. the story that has not been told is how did we get this victory today? people came together in a way that you very rarely see. you had left wing activists, conservatives, celebrities, so many people coming forward because this case is a glaring example of what is wrong with our criminal justice system. when matt schlap from the acu says this guy cannot be killed, this is one of the most strong conservatives in the country. dan lobe stood up one of the strongest conservatives in the country saying this would be a gross miscarriage of justice. he is standing beside when he does that people like sean king, a left winger, kim kardashian west, krchl c jones davis. you had literally left, right,
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black, white, brown all coming together across the country saying this cannot happen. and so that should give people hope. when you say the country is so broken and so divided, the court system is so broken and yet in a situation like this people came together and got something done. now, he lives on which means we can fight on. this man is not going to die in prison. it is so obviously is innocent that the entire country came together to save his life today and we will fight on. >> it is interesting you say that because we also got very powerful, dramatic news today that a judge has actually dismissed the convictions of two men for killing, for the killing of malcolm x. they each served 20 years in prison. one is now 83 years old. the other has already passed away. how incredible from your perspective, van, is it to see this exoneration? >> well, look. it is extraordinary. again, you had the media and you had documentarians put together
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a new documentary re-examining this stuff. when people look at the facts in the cold light of day often it turns out our court system is not perfect t does make sense. often they have a racial bias. things can be done to correct that. but when you kill someone, you take someone's life, you implement the death penalty, you cannot go back and fix that. but i think i would love everybody who is watching this, take a notice that our court system is so broken that in 1965 you had someone killed, malcolm x, and it has taken 50 years to figure out you got the wrong person 50 years ago. that is why you don't want to impose the death penalty and why i think the governor needs to be applauded. i wish he had let him out but at least he did not do something you cannot take back. 50 years later 50 minutes later when you kill someone they are gone forever. he lives on. we'll fight on. he will come home. >> van, thank you very much. van jones helping us appreciate what is going on.
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are pressing to have the vote on president biden's $2 trillion economic and climate package in a matter of hours. it is not locked in yet. they still need to ensure the votes are actually in place. all of the elements they needed to reach that point are now out. you mentioned all 13 titles of the president's build back better act have been -- budget estimates have been released by the congressional budget office, critical for a small group of moderate democrats who made clear they were not ready to vote for the proposal until they had those cbo estimates. they now have them. for the most part based on what i've been reading through over the course of the last several days related to the estimates they line up with the white house estimates provided to democratic members. that was the critical piece. not a final cbo score necessarily but the estimates lined up with what white house officials circulated to house democrats a couple weeks ago. here is the process going forward that is already kicked into gear. the house rules committee scheduled to meet at 5:30. right about now actually. to start the process of the
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final version of the bill. once they are completed there will be a one-hour debate on the rule. then there will be about 20 minutes of debate already ongoing about the overall bill in the course of the next couple hours and then as the speaker laid out in the letter to house democrats that was just sent at the close of the debate all that remains is to take up the vote so we can pass this legislation and achieve president biden's vision to build back better. the vote is not officially locked in yet. there are still a number of things that could take place over the next several hours but it is very clear democratic leaders on capitol hill and certainly white house officials think it is possible to get this done tonight and are pressing to get this done tonight and believe all of the elements are in place to get this done tonight. so long as they have all of the democrats onboard or lose no more than three that is the plan. if this gets through the house tonight or tomorrow morning, whenever it happens, it would be a significant step forward on the most complicated and largest piece of president biden's $3 trillion domestic agenda. however as you know well, there
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is still a significant battle ahead in the united states senate. centrist democrats kyrsten sinema and joe manchin have not signed on to this proposal yet neither the house version or the president's $1.75 trillion framework which differs in a couple places. they need to reconcile that in the days and weeks ahead. house passage of this bill would be an enormous step forward for the president's $2 trillion economic and climate package. >> it certainly would. phil mattingly over at the white house, thank you very much. former president trump by the way still hasn't made an announcement on his potential 2024 presidential run but his grip on the republican party clearly remains stronger than ever. listen to trump's former white house chief of staff mark meadows. >> i would love to see the gavel go from nancy pelosi to donald trump. you talking about melting down, people would go crazy. as you know you don't have to be an elected member of congress to be the speaker. wouldn't you see, she would go from tearing up a speech to
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having to give the gavel to donald trump? oh, she would go crazy. >> let's discuss with our chief political analyst gloria borger and cnn's senior political commentator the former republican governor of ohio john kasich. governor, what goes through your mind hearing meadows suggest a that former president trump should be the speaker if the republicans become the majority after the midterm elections in the house? you were once a member of the house. >> i think he hit the nail on the head when he said meltdown. i mean, this is just so crazy. as i watch everything happening down there, which is a fact that the republicans did not condemn gosar for his cartoon favoring the execution of aoc and i'm trying to figure out, wolf, as i like to do streaming sometimes with my wife, can you say what is happening in washington, is it sci-fi? is it fantasy? maybe it's a horror film.
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you pick the category. you know? but it is just nuts. it goes on and on in the house of representatives and to some degree when we see the senate beginning to back candidates who donald trump was for, it looks like he is still running so much of the republican party. as to whether that remains in terms of the pinnacle of his power, yet to be seen. i hope we wake up. >> as i often say you can't make this stuff up. i've been covering washington for a long time. is this a sign, gloria, that former president trump is holding a bit of a grudge right now against the house minority leader kevin mccarthy who clearly has his eyes on becoming house speaker although mark meadows clearly doesn't want mccarthy to be the next speaker. >> who do you think mark meadows is channelling, wolf? donald trump. this is not an idea that mark meadows just hatched on his own. if donald trump says oh, maybe i could become speaker, because you don't have to be an elected
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member of the house to become speaker, then i don't have to run a campaign. i could just go in there and i could become speaker of the house. it is ridiculous. you know, we know that donald trump holds a grudge pretty well and that he has held one against mccarthy ever since mccarthy went on the floor on january 13th after the insurrection and said, the president bears responsibility for wednesday's attack. period. the president, the former president never has forgotten that and so mccarthy then had to go to mar-a-lago, kiss the ring, try and make up. but the president's never forgotten this. so mccarthy could do somersaults trying to become speaker of the house, take care of the gosars and marjorie taylor greenes and the ultimate irony would be that trump would then have a jihad against him and say, you know what? i don't think you should be speaker of the house.
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let's go for someone else. marjorie taylor greene has already said that. >> pretty amazing. i must say. governor mccarthy also has now brushed off the depiction of violence by republican congressman paul gosar just a day after gosar was censured by the house of representatives mccarthy is now saying he'll reinstate both gosar and congresswoman marjorie taylor greene to committees if republicans were to win back the house next year. is he essentially going to reward some of the most dangerous fringe members of his caucus? >> it looks like it's all politics and payback, wolf. you begin to wonder if he is doing this because he is really fearful that he won't be speaker. i don't think the speaker, if they win the majority, which it looks like they might unless the people keep following off this, they may say wait a minute. i don't want any of that as i said the other day. it is so crazy down there. i'm not sure mccarthy has this job. when i talked to folk in
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washington who were pretty knowledgeable they're not sure he is going to get the job even if they win the majority. i don't know. but that's sort of a lot of speculation. so i think what he is trying to do, he doesn't want to go after gosar. then he said we might punish the 13 republicans who voted for an infrastructure bill. we might punish them later. it is all really unbelievable. there is only one thing i want to note. with 13 republicans voting for the infrastructure bill, i happen to think that if joe biden had worked that republican caucus hard, i think he could have gotten 20 votes and he wouldn't have had to listen just to the progressives. he could have probably got this done sooner. pretty amazing 13 of them actually did it on their own and now they want to punish him which is an abomination to try to punish those people who were serving this country following their conscience and constituents. >> it is interesting, gloria. you got an excellent new column you posted on among other things, you write this.
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let me read it. from mar-a-lago trump is happily playing king maker and it's working. new republican candidates are afraid to challenge him. republican incumbents cower, too. it is only getting worse. that was on you wrote that column. let's talk a little bit about that. just elaborate a bit. >> well, look. the former president is -- holds the cards here because these are primaries, competitive primaries a lot of these folks are in. you know this, governor. state of ohio. you see it in your own state. >> yes. >> he is picking who he wants. and the way he is vetting people is by asking one question. how much do they love me? did they support me on impeachment? are they coming out there and saying the election is rigged in i mean, that is his standard. it is not about -- it's not about policy. it's about donald trump. because these people are running
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we are standing by for a major decision from the fda on expanding covid boosters to all americans 18 and over as dr. fauci warns new data shows an uptick in hospitalizations among people fully vaccinated but haven't yet received a booster. let's discuss this and more with the former acting cdc director dr. richard boeser. thanks for joining us. how concerned are you by the climbing hospitalization rates among the fully vaccinated? >> well, it is concerning but i
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always want to say up front the biggest risk in terms of hospitalation and death remains among those people who haven't been vaccinated at all. they are what is driving the high rates of hospitalization and the continued 1,000 deaths each day from covid. the numbers are concerning in terms of the risk to people who are fully vaccinated. i would encourage everyone who is in one of the groups that is already approved to get a booster to get your questions answered and think about going to get your booster. i got my booster about a week ago because i still see children in clinic. so the risk of exposure is there. but as we're seeing across the country, we're seeing an uptick in hospitalizations. it was first seen among those people who were over 65, starting to see it in some of the younger groups, those over 50. and it is concerning especially as we're coming into the winter where people are spending more time indoors, gathering for
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family events. it is something to think about. >> it certainly is. this comes just two months after officials authorized boosters for a much smaller group of older and higher risk people. was it a mistake for the fda and cdc to initially restrict access to boosters? because it looks as though they're about to approve boosters for everyone 18 and over. >> no, i don't think it was a mistake at all. i think what it says is that as new information comes in, as the situation changes, the recommendations and the guidance will change and it should. when the cdc and fda looked at this before, what they were seeing was really an increase in hospitalization and deaths among the groups for whom they did approve the boosters. what they're starting to see now is a slight uptick in cases in individuals who are younger. the other issue that we're facing is that even though young people who are fully vaccinated have very low rates of
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desperately wants to get back in former president trump's good graces after slamming him big time back in 2016.
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now republicans wonder if jamie vance has what it takes to convince ohio voters. eva mcken has this report. >> reporter: in ohio, an outspoken trump critic embracing the former critic. >> j.d. vance as author of the best-selling book running for the gop nominee in the ohio key senate race. having to atone for his past criticism of former president trump. >> i've been very open about the fact that i did say those critical things and i regret being wrong about the guy. >> reporter: deleting old tweets attacking trump including this one from 2016 when he wrote trump makes people i care about afraid. i find him reprehensible. opening up to questions from republicans about his loyalty to the former president who won ohio in 2016 and 2020. shannon burps leads a republican
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group in strongsville, outside of cleveland where the candidates will face off in a forum tonight. >> he is clearly a self-proclaimed never trumper. >> reporter: vance who declined the cnn request for an interview going all in on the culture wars. posting a plea on twitter in support of kyle rittenhouse, a white teenager standing trial in the killing of two people in wisconsin last summer. >> if we don't defend this young boy who defended his community when no one else was doing it may be your baby boy that they come for. >> reporter: and saying this in an interview with the far right media outlet breitbart news. >> they want to fight the culture wars. >> reporter: vance facing questions over avenue deadline to disclose his personal financing. his campaign responding we are working on this report and waiting for afew additional pieces of information from third parties and noting they will
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file the report well within the 30-day grace period provided for in the rules. vance, who has financial backing from paypal co-founder peter teal is just one of several candidates in the race vying for the trump vote. there is also former ohio state treasurer josh mandel. who has made the big lie that the election was stolen from trump in 2020 a major part of his campaign. >> i believe the election was stolen from donald j. trump. >> and former ohio gop chair jane timkin. >> i really incredible person and friend of mine, jane timkin. >> reporter: who is also embracing trump. but trying as well to appeal to voters who didn't support him in 2020. >> i am the candidate that can build a winning coalition of the trump supporters and the education parents. and bring back those suburban voters. >> reporter: and taking a subtle
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dig at her primary opponents. >> you can't win a race in ohio on twitter. sfwlfrmts now a form up about get underway here in strongsville. this is a suburb of cleveland. i was in virginia just a few weeks ago and the strategy that we saw by the winning candidate there, republican glenn youngkin, now governor elect could be not be more different than the strategy employed by these candidates in ohio. a full embrace of trump. a much different playbook, much different dynamics here in the buckeye state. wolf. >> very interesting. eva, thank you very much. in ohio for us. there is more breaking news straight ahead, a critical milestone in the three white men charged in the killing of the black jogger ahmaud arbery.
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happening now, breaking news. the defense rests in the racially charged murder trial of three men involved in the killing of ahmaud arbery. the man who fired the fatal shot shifting his story under cross-examination admitting arbery never threatened him in any way. and jurors on the kyle rittenhouse just wrapped up the third day of deliberation. we're getting new insights into the video the jury watched and the defense request for a mistrial hanging over this case. and the house of representatives is pushing toward passage of president biden's social spending bill with a key vote expected in the next hour or so. how are new cbo cost estimates sitting with