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top of a brand new hour here on cnn newsroom. good to have you. i'm victor blackwell. strong economic indicators after a volatile week on wall street. employers added 428,000 jobs in april. the unemployment rate is staying right there at 3 p.6%. an hour before the closing bell, the dow is down about 300 points. this has been a turbulent week. investors had their worst day of the year yesterday. stocks fell more than a thousand points after the feds interest rate hike, and live this hour, the president is in hamilton, ohio, right outside of cincinnati. he's about to meet with manufacturing leaders and promising to make inflation a top priority. joining me now, cnn's matt egan, and cnn's john harwood who's traveling today with the president. let's start with matt. the number, 28,000, higher than what was expected. what does this mean for the
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recovery? >> today's report paints the picture of a hot jobs market that continues to defy expectations of a slow down. 428,000 added this month. 2.1 million so far this year. that's impressive job growth given the shortage of workers and all of the gains we have seen to this point. in fact, the u.s. economy is on track to be back at pre-covid levels of employment by the end of the summer. that's a major milestone, and one that would be coming basically three times faster than during the last economic expansion. but we are at kind of a weird moment where great news about the jobs market may not be universally good news for the economy because remember, the federal reserve is concerned that the jobs market is overheating. they're trying to cool it off by raising interest rates, and the goal is to try to narrow this really really big gap between strong demand for workers and relatively limited supply of workers, and so that's the major concern right now, and i think
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that we have to remember that at the end of the day, the economy is what people feel, and i think the last two years has really revealed that while people hate unemployment, they may hate high inflation even more. the fact the jobs market is strong is great but it doesn't change the fact that people are feeling sticker shock when they're filling up at the gas station, they're at the grocery store, they're at the mall, and i don't think anything about today's report really dramatically changes that story. >> john, as i said, the president is in ohio meeting with manufacturing leaders. what's the goal of the visit? >> i think he's going to try, victor, to highlight things that he has done, and things that he still wants to do. what he has done, as matt indicates, strong job growth, reduced unemployment, that's partly the result of the big american rescue plan that was passed last year. he's also trying to take actions to limit the inflation that also stemmed in part from that rescue plan, so he has been trying to
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smooth out supply chains so that the production of products can keep up with consumer demand, the mismatch between those two has been fueling inflation. percent of that is what he's doing here. he's highlighting an initiative that will try to pair manufacturers with 3d printing companies to smooth those supply chains. this is one of those 3d printing companies that we're in right now. he's also going to talk about the bipartisan innovation act, which is a piece of legislation he wants to pass with republicans and democrats, would invest $52 billion in the production of semiconductors. that's a part of the crimped supply chain is the lack of semiconductors. he's going to talk about those things and also just try to make the case for keeping the recovery going while hoping that the federal reserve which has been raising interest rates can have some success in bringing that inflation, and there was some good news on the inflation front in the jobs report today. some tempering of wage growth,
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which counter intuitively may be good as a signal that inflation has peaked and may be going down, victor. >> john harwood, matt egan, thank you, let's get into all of that with cecilia round, chair of the white house council of economic advisers, thank you so much for spending a few minutes with me. let's talk about this mixed picture. on one hand you have really strong job numbers. another strong month after a string of really strong months. on the other hand, you've got the highest rate of inflation in 40 years, the dimmest public view of the economic situation in more than a decade. what is the white house's view? are these good economic times? >> look, this report was about the labor market, and it reflects that our labor market continues to be strong, that we're making a robust recovery from the pandemic. let's remember back at the beginning of 2021 when the president took office, there were about 20 million people who were on unemployment insurance.
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today, that is around 1 million. that's the lowest it's been since 1970. so the recovery in the economic and labor market is so very important, and we believe that is very important news. and it also reflects the fact that household balance sheets are strong, if we look back at 2021, economists at berkeley have estimated that the lower half of households, those in the bottom 50%, their real labor market earnings increase 11%, so we have a strong labor market. of course, though, we understand and the president understands that inflation is painful, that, you know, for families to go to the supermarket, to be paying more for milk and eggs and gas prices are high. let's face it, the president is focused on this, at the same time, that is the purview of the federal reserve board. the president rmespects the independence of the fed. he also supports their pivot in policy making and calls on congress to go ahead and
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confirmed his nominees. that said, he is doing what he can. you highlighted, he's in ohio today, highlighting not only the efforts he's made in the bipartisan infrastructure law, and in other places to be improving supply chain, ensuring we're making investments in roads and bridges to lower the ki kinds of costs for firms, and be more flexible with the added manufacturing or 3d printing, so it is a concern. >> let's talk about inflation because that, of course, is what american people face first, the price of gas, the price of food, the price of housing. the president said in december that he thought that the u.s. was hitting its peak at inflation. of course that's not true. let's put up the chart of the rate of inflation. where on this trajectory is the u.s.? is this the peak? is it coming soon? what's the expectation from the
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white house? >> well, look, my krystcrystal we do the best we can. here's what we know. if we look at month on month core cpi which drips out gas and fo food and that is what the federal reserve pays attention to, it's month on month monitoring. russia invaded ukraine and that had a large impact on energy prices and it's also had a big impact on food prices. that is the largest explanation for the increases in food and gas over the last couple of months. so while we certainly hope that we have seen the peak of inflation, it will be tied to the war in ukraine. so the president understands this. this is why he's been focused on trying to address gas prices, on trying to, you know, he's released 100 million barrels from the strategic petroleum reserve. he has been taking other actions
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to work with our partners, to ensure that there is adequate gas on the market. but nonetheless, will be punishing the russian economy so that we can reduce the prices for american consumers. >> so the latest poll we have out about what the president is doing, the results just came in two days ago, is that when it comes to the response to inflation in the country, 81% of respondents say that the administration is doing too little. the president said today in a statement that there is more to do. you talked about the obligation, the onus on the fed, but is there more from the administration and what is that, if it's coming? >> so we are focused and looking under every rock to consider policies that can meaningfully move the dial on inflation. so that involves efforts, for example, to improve labor supply, so that's, for example, lowering the cost of child care for families, so they can better
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balance work and family. that is we announce administrative actions on improving visa processing, so it's improving immigration. we know between the prior administration and pandemic, we are missing out on grants that play innovative labor to our economy. this is the president's top priority right now. >> cecilia rounds, chair of the white house council of economic advisers, thank you so much. >> you're very welcome. first on cnn, new satellite images show russia is excavating the site of the bombed mariupol theater that once sheltered hundreds of civilians. we've got more on that next. and ukraine's president says more than a half million ukrainians have been deported to russia and stripped of their papers and phones. this is the planning effect. nina's got a lot of ideas for the future... a lot of ideas.
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got some breaking developments in vladimir putin's war on ukraine. a short time ago, ukraine's deputy prime minister confirmed at least 50 civilians were freed from the azovstal steel plant in mariupol today. she also said that evacuations will continue tomorrow. the shelter in mariupol was breached by the russians this week, and earlier president zelenskyy said the russian shelling of the steel plant has not stopped. so there's also a resident inside azovstal reporting that russian troops broke a truce of blowing up a car that was helping evacuees. one person was killed. there are new details of another major shelter in mariupol, you
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remember the drama theater where russian strikes killed at least 300 in ukraine, these satellite images first seen on cnn show russians excavating the site. the area is now under russian control. cnn's sara sidner is in kyiv, so sara, first, what do you know about the excavations today out of azovstal. >> reporter: there have been a lot of different satellite pictures that have slowly come out, and what you're seeing is just absolute destruction, parts caved in. you also talked about that theater, there's also on the edge of town, a satellite image that appears to be of mass graves, rows and rows of graves there. very devastated. you can see how devastated the city is all the way from space essentially. it is a terrible scene. so you're getting some idea of just what the destruction looks like. we should also talk about what is happening at the steel -- in and around the steel plant which really is the last ukrainian hold there in mariupol.
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the fighting has been absolutely fierce. there have been bloody battles, according to the commander. we're seeing some of those pictures coming out. they are being hit by the sky, the air and the sea. there is just absolute deep, deep, deep, fighting and on top of that, of course you've got civilians. now, we know that at least 50 people have been evacuated today, and over the last two to three days, we've seen a few hundred. but we have heard from the mayor that there are certainly hundreds more who are stuck underneath that steel plant in that cavernous area of bunkers, and there was fierce fighting inside there as well. bloody battles, again, inside the plant as ukrainian soldiers tried to repel the russians who made it inside. those battles never stopped even though russia had said it was going to give some sort of civilian corridor to have a cease fire. that never materialized.
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>> yeah, even with the help from the u.n. and the red cross, that agreement in principle wasn't really reliable. let me ask you about what the russian defense ministry reported this week that more than a million people have been, in their words, evacuated to russian territory since the beginning of the war. today the ukrainian president gave his own figure of those who, by his classification have been deported to russia. talk about that. >> yeah, and, you know, so what basically russia is trying to say is here they are giving aid, as they're putting it, to those, and refuge who were there offering them a place in russia, how nice, right. many of these people don't want to go to russia. they want to be in their own country, ukraine, so it is a war of words still, there's plenty of propaganda that has been happening, of course, you are going to hear this and see this over and over and over again, and especially in this region,
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and you know that as may 9th approaches, which is when russia celebrates victory day from world war ii, there are a lot of people looking at that date and worrying and wondering if that date is so significant as a date for putin to try and say, hey, we have become victorious, look at what we've done in mariupol. that may be why there is such a intense pressure, and intense fighting there to try and finally take the last remaining stronghold in that area of ukraine. >> sara sidner with the latest developments there from kyiv. thank you very much, sara. now, the pentagon has denied providing specific targeting information to ukrainians on the moskva, the russian ship that sank in the black sea last month. sources tell cnn they did confirm the location of the moskva to the ukrainians but the u.s. has been very clear it was not involved in the decision to strike the ship. we're also learning that more
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than 200 ukrainian soldiers have completed training on the u.s. provided howitzer weapons. the pentagon added another 150 are still being trained. let's discuss all of this with brigadier general steve anderson. good to have you back. i want to start with pentagon spokesman john kirby on the intel that the u.s. is giving ukraine. let's watch and listen. >> did not provide specific targeting information about the moskva to the ukrainians. we weren't involved in their decision to conduct that strike, and we certainly weren't involved in the actual execution of that strike, and again, i want to just stress that in order for us to be able to help ukraine defend itself, it's not just about the weapons, it's not just about the training. it is about some of the information, and we want to be able to protect that information, and rightly so, and so weeks like this, and stories like this, they are unhelpful to the effort to help ukraine defend itself. >> general, what did -- and i don't ask this sarcastically at all, what did the u.s. expect
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ukraine was going to do with the information about the moskva if not use it to strike? >> well, i think it's pretty safe to assume that they knew that they would use this information to the maximum possible advantage. and of course, one of those outcomes would be to try to strike the moskva and to take out the general officers that they provided intelligence on to. and i want to remind you, victor, these are combatants engaged in an attack on a sovereign nation. okay. the moskva was directing activities. it was firing cruise missiles, okay, these are general officers strapped up, put on body armor and helmets and weapons, and went into a sovereign nation, ukraine, with the attempt to kill ukrainians. these are combatants, not innocents. they deserved what they got. they were fair game, and for us to provide intelligence to our ukrainian brothers and for them to use that, and of course take advantage of the poor operational security that the russians have been known for to
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begin with, and in their own sources of human intelligence and other ways that they can gather, analyze social media, et cetera, i mean, for them to take all of this together and to figure out where the moskva was and to take it out with a couple of cruise missiles, i think that's a good thing. >> let's go to the map now. russian officials say that russian troops are quote here to stay in kherson. they're continuing to bombard mariupol. russia is digging in in the south but really not having a great time of it in the east. what's the significance of what you see on the map? >> i have been saying this for a while now, they spread themselves way too thin. you essentially got an 800 mile, excuse me, an 800 mile front that they have established here. and what they have done is they've spread themselves in all of these areas here, and they're not really attacking in any key access of advance. let me give you an example. let's talk about what's going on up here in this area, just south
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of kharkiv. they have been trying to get down to kramatorsk down here. they have gone 150 miles from belgrade, they have got to maintain the supply line. they started the war with 130 btgs. after the battle of kyiv, they were down to 90. okay. 25% degradation. they started this attack with 22 btgs. now, by the time they get 150 miles down there, if they have maybe 10 or 12 left, they're probably lucky. now, normally in an offensive mode, you need to outnumber the defenders three to one. so what that tells you is the ukrainians can put a couple thousand troops out there, a couple dozen tanks and they can probably withstand any kind of attack towards kramatorsk. this is why they have been failing, the strategy is flawed is because they're not concentrating. they should have started this
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w battle right here, now with 22 btgs but with 50. >> there have been a dwindling of the battalion tactical groups. steve anderson, thank you. a judge in georgia has ruled on whether congresswoman marjorie taylor greene should be able to run for reelection in light of her role of the january 6th events. we have details ahead of that. and shocking revelations from former defense secretary mark esper. he claims then president trump floated the idea of launching missiles into mexico to destroy drug labs. more on that, next. our best deals on every iphone - including the iphone 13 pro o with 5g. that's the one with the amazing camera? yep! every business deseserves it... like one's that re-opened! hi, we have an appointment. and every new business that just opened! like aromatherapy rugs! i'll take one in blue please! it's not complicated. at&t is giving new and existing business customers our best deals on every iphone. ♪ ♪
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safe, reliable transit. a judge has just ruled that republican representative marjorie taylor greene should not be disqualified from running for reelection after her actions in the 2020 election. ryan, this is a recommendation from this judge. he does not have the final say. walk us through the decision and what happens next. >> yeah, you're right, victor. this is not the final say as it pertains to marjorie taylor greene and her future on the ballot. it is certainly the most important hurdle she needed to cross in this fight she has from liberal activists that are trying to remove her from the ballot because of the role they said she played in the january 6th insurrection. this state judge by the name of
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charles burdow put out a 19 page decision after a marathon hearing last month where green herself testified for more than three hours in her own defense. in this decision he said quote challengers have produced insufficient evidence to show that representative greene engaged in that insurrection after she took the oath of office on january 23rd, 2021. so what happens now is this recommendation is then handed over to the current georgia secretary of state, brad raffensperger who will make the final decision as to whether or not she can stay on the ballot ahead of their primary on mary 24th. raffensperger ultimately has the final say here. it's very unlikely he would overrule the recommendation that's been handed down by this judge. now, these activists that are still working to try and remove greene from the ballot. they do have other options. they could appeal to the state court to another judge to try and have another hearing and have this process continue but
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again, the clock is ticking now, victor, with the primary approaching by the end of the month. it is likely that this is the end of the road, and the other part of this that's important, victor, is that this is not the only example of activists trying to remove republican members who they believe were involved in the insurrection from the ballot across the country. we've seen similar challenges in places like north carolina and others. they've all been unsuccessful to this point. so this is an important decision that was handed down by this judge in georgia, and it likely shows that these attempts will be unlikely to succeed even if they continue to push forward. victor? >> nobles on the breaking news of capitol hill, thank you, ryan. let's bring in cnn political correspondent and host of inside politics sunday, abby phillip. this judge says in his 19 page recommendations the challenges have produced insufficient evidence to show representative
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greene engaged in the insurrection after taking oath of office on january 23rd, 2021. your first thoughts on the breaking news. >> i think the line they needed to cross in order to sort of prove that she should be disqualified was whether she engaged in the insurrection. she was certainly supportive of the causes behind it, but i don't know that they really proved that other part, and so i think this is not necessarily surprising. these efforts are kind of long shot efforts in the first place. it is a little bit surprising that it got as far as it did, but as ryan just pointed out, the georgia secretary of state, brad raffensperger, though he is not supportive of the overall big lie pushed by former president trump, he's also not -- he's a republican. and he's -- i don't think he's going to go so far as to overrule a judge on this particular issue when there doesn't seem to be the evidence that the people pushing, wanting to push marjorie taylor greene off the ballot said that there is, that she was actually
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engaged in the insurrection itself. >> let's move on now to what we're learning about former president trump's defense secretary, mark esper. this new book, "new york times" reports that esper writes in this new memoir that when isis leader al-baghdadi was killed in 2019, trump's senior adviser stephen miller proposed dipping al-baghdadi's head in pigs blood and parading it around to warn other terrorists. er per says he told miller that would be a war crime. miller denies the account. we should say that stevphen miller has a record of some extreme proposals. what do you make of what esper writes? >> stephen miller has really a long history in the trump administration as being one of the most provocative forces, even within the trump administration. putting his hands in all kinds of other agencies, the department of homeland security,
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it appears here the department of defense. and that kind of relationship that esper describes is one that i heard about reporting on the trump administration from sources about miller wanting to push the envelope to the most extreme places, about what the trump administration should be doing. i think everybody watching probably remembers the so-called muslim ban, when they tried to actually codify trump's election proposal to ban muslims from entering the united states. the person behind that was stephen miller, and so it's not surprising to me that these types of stories would emerge, although as you say, stephen miller denies that it even occurred, but esper points out in the book, miller was one of the people that he believed was pushing trump to be even more erratic than trump was already inclined to be, and i think that that says a lot. >> let's take this to the southern border now, this interview with former secretary
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esper on "60 minutes," this was about a plan to deal with migrants on the southern border. let's watch. >> who suggested that we send a quarter million u.s. troops to the border? >> stephen miller. we're in a meeting waiting for the president to come out, we're standing around the resolute desk and he's behind me, and this voice just starts talking about caravans are coming and we need to get troops to the border, and we need a quarter million troops, and i think he's joking. and then i turn around and i look at him, and these dead pan eyes, clearly he is not joking. >> esper goes on to describe how he went to the chairman of the joint chiefs, general milley to find out is this actually happening. milley actually found an operational plan on paper. it is unimaginable, really, that the white house would go around the secretary of defense and the chairman of the joint chiefs in sending a quarter million troops to the border? >> yeah, it's an extraordinary allegation, but in the context
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of this administration, the trump administration, stephen miller was the most staunchly anti-immigration force within that white house, and it wasn't just that he was -- he was happy to just do executive orders from the executive part of it, he tried to engage with other agencies and as esper is alleging here, the department of defense to go around them. that's an extraordinary allegation, and it also kind of fits in with what was happening in that latter part of the trump administration. the trump white house getting very frustrated with the department of defense, that they weren't doing enough about protests on the street, these protests against racism that were breaking out across the country, they weren't doing enough about the border, and all of this culminated in trump firing esper in the days after the election but those tensions had been building for quite some
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time, and it was really, it seems, all about how much d.o.d. was pushing back against proposals that many people in that agency viewed as unconstitutional, as things that the department of defense just shouldn't be involved in. >> abby phillip, good to see you, thank you. breaking news we have for you now, the man hunt for a former alabama corrections officer and an inmate, the sheriff just briefed reporters, why he says they are back to square one. next. i don't just play someone brainy on tv - i'm an actual neuroscientist. and i love the science behind neuriva plus. unlike ordinary memory supplements, neuriva plus fuels six key indicators of brain performance. more brain perfoance? yes, please! neuriva. think bigger.
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has now been found. cnn's ryan young is with me, so ryan, we just got an update. what's the sheriff saying? >> reporter: yeah, we did, we have been working this story since last week, you think about the pieces they put together. this car was found several hours after they ditched it. apparently they believe it broke down. the idea is when it was found on the side of the road, no one could put two and two together. it was all the media coverage that basically highlighted the idea that maybe this orange vehicle that was found, this ford edge was a part of this investigation. then the sheriff's department in tennessee went out last night and they were able to confirm with the vin number that that was indeed the vehicle they were looking for, so we do know that because the car was locked, they are going to do a search warrant at some point and to start processing that car to see what was left behind. we just received some pictures that we can't share just yet but apparently they tried to spray paint the back end of this orange car with green spray paint. it was done very hastily, so you can see, like, they must have been in a rush, but due to the fact of where this car was left
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behind, they believe it probably broke down at some point. victor, i want you to hear from the sheriff himself because he was just talking in the last few minutes about this case and the new piece of evidence they just found. >> we're sort of back to square one as far as a vehicle description right now, as i said, we're working on trying to see if there are any stolen vehicles in that area. i'm hoping that we will get a break in that. >> reporter: yeah, victor, when you think about this, back to square one because now they have to figure out exactly what kind of car they went away in after this situation. that's a two-hour drive away from this location. when you think about this, both the u.s. marshal service and the sheriff's department have been very open with us about this investigation because every time we show the pictures of these two and the fact of talk about this story, they get more tips, so we know hundreds of tips have come in so far. one of the things that we also want to highlight is the fact that you think about this, it was two hours after they probably left that first location that this car was found. now you're talking about days
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later. it was just yesterday, late last night that they found this. we do know there are several teams working in that area and also the sheriff's department is getting more phone calls in, so when you think about the attention that's been put on this story, victor, you understand more calls could be coming in. but did they hitchhike? we also asked about whether or not there were any buildings in the nearby area where there might have been a ring door camera that would have caught them moving out of that car. we haven't been able to figure that out. we did also confirm the place where vicky stayed the night before all of this happened. it was apparently a quality inn, a hotel that was near the jail before they moved on, so all of this information is free flowing right now. as we get more, victor, of course we'll pass it on to you. >> okay. ryan young on top of it. thank you, ryan. there's new focus on chief justice john roberts after the late supreme court draft opinion that would strike down roe v. wade, questions about the control he has or has lost over the court. more on that, next.
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tennessee just made it a felony to send abortion inducing
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drugs through the mail. this new bill signed into law criminalizes the act, but only for the sender, not the recipient. it does allow a qualified physician to provide the drugs in person but not in elementary, secondary, or post secondary school facilities. in louisiana, lawmakers there just advanced a bill to classify abortions as homicides. a potentially criminally charged woman as well who terminates her pregnancy, the bill would redefine a person to include an unborn child from the moment offortalization. >> that leaked supreme court draft that's causing all these changes on the state level has put the court's chief justice, john roberts, under scrutiny. he's launched a full investigation. he called the leak appalling. joan is a cnn legal and supreme court analyst. joan, there's some court watchers who are wondering if justice roberts is losing control of the court. >> good afternoon, victor. yes, in a couple ways he has.
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first of all, a significant area of the law involving women's rights and privacy, and also over the operations of the building. first on the contents of this draft opinion by justice samuel alito, the chief is unlikely to be on it. we don't know for sure yet because things are still in development behind the scenes. but at this point, this is not the kind of opinion john roberts wanted to sign given what he said during the oral arguments in this mississippi abortion case. samuel alito would completely overturn half a century of abortion rights and women's privacy rights. the chief did not want to go that far. the chief was willing to uphold the mississippi law in question right now that would prevent abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, but the chief had signaled he very much wanted to wait to take on roe v. wade until later. so this shows the five justices to his right wing going further
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than he would go, and then secondly, victor, in terms of the control of operations of the building, as chief justice, he's supposed to have control over how the building operates, the security, the secrecy, and just the way that this opinion has burst forth through this leak to politico really shows a lack of control over the work product and workforce at the supreme court. >> how much will this leak affect his reputation, undercut his message about the integrity of the court? >> you know, victor, there's hardly an opinion that the chief writes or a speech that the chief gives that he doesn't talk about how the justices are not like elected politicians, they're impartial on the law, that they have integrity. he's all about the institution of the court. and the way we see this initial draft opinion, it looks like it's going to be the five most conservative republican
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appointees against the three liberal democrats. and with the chief somewhere in the middle. this opinion, and likely in the end, this case will only re-enforce the notion of the justices as political actors, not as impartial because look at what appears they're doing. and i want to stress to the audience that we do not know yet how this case will definitely come out. there are several weeks left in the term, things could change. the chief himself could turn the game around and it would be a more modest ruling in some ways. but right now, look at what it does. it just turns away, as i say, a half century of privacy rights and a ruling from 1973 that was upheld in 1992 after careful consideration by justices, republican appointees, as a matter of fact, who said we might not have voted for it the first time around, but it's been the law of the land and we have to respect it.
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so the chief's message is seriously undercut by where this is headed, and again, with all of the chaos surrounding this disclosure. it just looks like another branch of government is really losing its moorings and its institutional status. >> and these weeks of uncertainty until the actual opinion is publishes. joan, thanks so much. >> cnn has new polling on what americans think about abortion rights in the wake of this leaked supreme court draft. we'll bring that to you ahead. ♪ my way. the new floral fragrance. giorgio armani. i don't just play someone brainy on tv - i'm an actual neuroscientist. and i love the science behind neuriva plus. unlike ordinary memory supplements, neuriva plus fuels six key indicators of brain perfmance. mo brain performance? yes, please!
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