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hello. welcome to "inside politics." thank you for sharing your day with us. a complex picture of the battlefield today. ukraine forcing a russian retreat on one front. russian slowly but steadily eating into ukrainian territory in another. in kharkiv russia is back pedals. officials believe these were blown up on the way out to stop oh ukrainian offensive. a russian air barrage continues
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in full force. ukrainian troops are pulling back in rubizhne. heavy bombs, powerful explosions, thick black smoke engulfing the plant this morning. a mariupol official worries the russians may restart ground attacks there. the war is causing a global ripple effect on food supply. the russian blockade stopping grain from getting out and putting nations at risk of starving. in kyiv today, an important first. a russian soldier you see him right there on trial for alleged atrocities. the 21-year-old accused of killing an unarmed 62-year-old in the early days of the war. we begin our coverage right there in kyiv. the capital, with melissa bell. what's the latest? >> reporter: well, this was a preliminary hearing, and for this first trial being held into a war crime, as you said, it took place allegedly during the
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first days of the war. the man is accused of having shot an unarmed man, the first russian to be put on trial. a 21-year-old who may face life in prison as this trial unfolds. we've been hearing an awful lot over the course of the last few weeks and specifically you'll remember since russians began retreating from towns like bucha, about the trail of devastation left behind. and those allegations of war crimes. when we spoke today to the country's chief prosecutor, she said that there have been more than 12,000 war crimes documented in a war that hasn't even lasted three months so far. now, many foreign forensic teams are on the ground in ukraine trying to collect evidence for what will be investigations being carried out by the international criminal court at the hague and other international organizations. other national foreign jurisdictions as well. but this first trial was held in a civilian court. and what the chief prosecutor explained is it was essential that it should happen even as
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the war continues to rage in the east and the south so that russian soldiers understand that they cannot carry out their acts or their war with a sense of impunity, and this she said should be an important message to them. >> it is remarkable to watch the trial playing out as the war continues. we just learned moments ago the u.s. secretary of defense lloyd austin had a conversation with his russian counterpart this morning. that the first time the two defense chiefs have spoken since the start of this invasion. let's get to orn lieberman at the pentagon. tell us more. >> reporter: this is the first time lloyd austin has spoke within his russian counterpart since february 18th. about a week before russia's invasion of ukraine began. that's 8 4 days in which there hasn't been communication between these two critical nations here. the u.s. and russia. the pentagon acknowledged about a month into this war that there was repeated attempts of outreach from the u.s. side, not only austin but also the top u.s. general, joint chiefs
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chairman mark milley, to try to speak with their russian counterparts but they were rebuffed in those conversations never happening. but it is an important line of communication here that has at least opened temporarily between austin and russian defense minister. in a brief readout we got from the pentagon, austin urged an immediate cease fire and stressed the importance of lines of communication from the russian side, we know that they talked about the situation in ukraine. we're looking for more information. of course, to find out if there will be a followup call any time soon. >> live at the pentagon. thank you very much. let's get important insights from cedric lleyton. let's start there. first conversation since before the invasion between the two defense chiefs. what do you make of that? >> i think it's remarkable. because the fact they hadn't talked was kind of normal, actually, in this situation. but now that they have talked, there is now perhaps a chance for secretary austin to start
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convincing the russian minister that perhaps there's a better way forward. we'll see what happens. i think this is a positive development as far as it goes inspect can't hold our breath that something big is going to happen as a result, but the fact that it's happening is good news. >> the battlefield, you see the map. we were talking about this before we came on the air, the time lapse. this is march 5th. if you come into may, the russians were taking ground here. and then as the months changed, the ukrainians take it back. the russians are making gains in the east and down in through the south. some of the fighting is going up around kharkiv, you see the bridges now. what is the significance of this that the thinking, believing that the russians as they backed out because of ukrainian counter who fencive essentially blew up the bridges to keep the ukrainians from coming after them. >> that's right. when you split something like this like a bridge, it's very difficult to put it together again. and the ukrainians needed this bridge and this one over here to
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cross the river and actually deploy their forces on the other bank. the fact that they can't do it means they're going to have to find a work around. they can do that and build their own pontoon bridges and bridge the gap between these two bridges. but the fact that they have to do that is going to delay their efforts to move forward in this counter offensive. >> you see the marker here. let's come back to the map here. if you come back and look at the map and see, we've watched the fighting play out for some time. we can go back a month ago. we were having a conversation about the anticipation. they were going to have a giant tank battle. it's not played out that way. why? >> the reason why is because right now what we see is the fact that the russians have logistic problems. and the ukrainians don't have all the weapons they need from the western forces from nato, from the united states, and the fact that they don't have those means we're getting into a war of attrition. the mobility factor is gone in essence from these wars.
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yes, there is some mobility that's happening. for example, in the town of popaszna, that has been taken by the russians. just as an example. you know the russians are coming through this way or trying to. but the fact that they're doing this kind of in a very slow and methodical way indicates that both sides are finding where the other is moving, the russians don't have the logistic support to move their tanks. the ukrainians don't have the tanks to counter them. >> russians have had control here for eight years. the russians annexed crimea to the south eight years ago. we're looking here. why is this significant in the context if you go to an air base, this is a ukrainian air base under russian control. >> the key is russian transport planes. these can carry troops, equipment, especially airborne troops. they can bring these in and they can then deploy them out. so when you look at where the
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russians are, this is perfect for them to establish that land bridge toward the southeast of ukraine. this part right here. this area right here solidifies their control of this area. plus it also gives them a chance to move to the north to the town of zaporizhzhia which is this right here. >> and so we're watching. again, we've been talking about this for a month. let's move to mariupol. you look at this as -- steel plant. >> it's flat earth. it's destruction. this is what you saw in the aftermath of world war ii bombings in japan and germany. this, of course, was perhaps the result of more precise -- this is the strike that i mentioned earlier. and there's very little damage that is visible from this vantage point, but here there's a lot of damage and it shows
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that destruction wasn't even the game for the russian forces as they moved forward. >> wrap it up for us in the sense as we close the week in the sense that it's just been slow and plotting here. slow and plotting here. the ukrainians taking back land here. what does that foretell for weeks and months ahead? >> yes, we're going to see basically a static for the moment unless there's a change in the types of logistic support that either side gets, we're going to see a basic static line that perhaps goes along these lines right here. there was a chance, of course, that they made sure the russians may try to break out and try to head toward dnipro road junction, a major issue, and that could help to solidify their control over the eastern part of the country. but for the most part, based on the ukrainian resistance and the plotting nature of the russian advance, i expect the line to be basically like this for a few weeks to come. >> colonel, appreciate your
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islamic terrorists in the same sentence. and yet, he wants us to feel comfortable. two men sleeping together. two men holding hands. two men caressing. that is not normal. we are the right to discriminate against world view, because all views are not morally equal. all views are not equal. so we have the right to reject it. and let me just say offhand, i reject how muslims see the world. >> with me to share their reporting and insights, malika henderson, amy walters, francesca chambers and gabby war. we'll dig deeper into the controversy about the candidate in a minute. the pennsylvania primary is tuesday. it's held by a republican right now who is not running for reelection. if you're the democrats, this is one in a tough year you think you can pick up. democrats would love the republicans to nominate somebody who is probably not electable in
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november. >> right. that is -- democrats are spending most of their sometime in the senate on defense. for democrats the good news is most of the defense they're playing is in states that joe biden carried. though narrowly. i think for a time, pennsylvania was seen as maybe it would be nice, but we really got to pay attention just not to losing anything. here's an opportunity to actually go on offense, and we've seen this play book before. go back to 2010, and it's not simply -- i think it's not simply the statements that she's made. it's being in a completely untested candidate. there are a lot of questions that have been raised by reporters about her past, about her resume. what -- who she is and where she came from. if you are the national campaign committee, and you have a lot of questions about your own candidate, that could be a problem coming up down the pike. >> and so we count the votes
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tuesday. this is from fox news. dr. as is trump's candidate in the price. you see with the endorsement, he's gone up from 15 to 22%. david mccormick has gone down, essentially static with the margin of error. kathy bornette from 9% to 19%. that's a trajectly that's going your way. mitch mcconnell is worried about it. untested candidate. he wants to keep the seat. and even donald trump. this is donald trump yesterday at a telerally for dr. oz. >> kathy is going to be a lot of trouble. she may have a great future, but she's totally an unknown, and we can't have that. >> interesting that the -- obviously he's for oz, so he's going to be for other people, but why get so specific about her at this moment? >> because she's a threat. i mean, and the fox news poll we just showed she's in a statistical tie against oz and mccormick. she's a candidate who has had
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virtually no attacks run up against her until the last 48 hours. when i talk to my sources in trump world, not only are they blind sided by this completely, but they say the biggest vulnerability for oz and mccormick is they've been attacking each other the past few months. the kind of opposition research against barnette that is circulating among reporters and the opponents now is typically the thing we would have seen months ago. and we have four days left until the primary. they have a tight window to try to define her for voters. we're seeing an attempt by both of the candidates to do so. that's why as amy said, republicans are in a panic maod. also donald trump who has endorsed dr. oz. >> it reminds me of 2016 when all the republicans didn't sake donald trump seriously. they didn't take him seriously. like that's not going to happen. >> that's right. and one of the big arguments about donald trump was we wasn't electable. he's making the same argument
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about barnette. the problem with kathy barnette is in primaries people vote with their hearts, not their heads. she has a fairly compelling back story. her mother was a victim of rape. i think her mother was 12 years old. that's resonating with a lot of people. and listen, i mean, some of the comments she's made about muslims, listen, those are some comments you may have heard from the likes of donald trump. the likes of the late rush limbaugh on fox news. so when i saw some of these initially, i was like this is going to help her. right? i don't think it's going to hurt her. certainly not in the primary. so we'll see. they've got a small window to really damage her, but you want to be heard at this point. having momentum down the stretch. >> and then you're suddenly getting attention. in the last days, a lot of voters are skeptical. all the sudden i'm voting on tuesday. they were nice to her for weeks and months and now all the sudden -- this is david
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mccormick, this is a web ad. they're not putting a lot of money behind this. i'm almost hesitant to put it on television because i'm doing them a favor in some ways. this is his argument against barnette. >> what do we really know about kathy barnette? she supported the george floyd protest and opposed trump saying i was not a trumper. we can't trust kathy barnette for senate. >> they don't deal with the fact that she has said bigoted things or she said that barack obama was not born in america. they -- it's not -- don't want to say that. to your point, saying she said bigoted things about gay people and transgender people. bigoted things about muslims. maybe that won't play into the republican primary to play that out? >> they're racing to try to figure out how to zop her from beating them in the last couple days. the super pacs didn't even start sending emails about her until a few days when they're realizing what a threat she is. one of the things that really
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stands out to me in this race is that the club for growth has endorsed kathy barnette, at least spent money on her in the race, putting 1 .9 million into advertising behind her. what we have now is the trump endorsement for dr. oz playing out against a background of this other major conservative group that has at times been with trump on endorsements, at times against him. and i'll be curious to see how that plays out on tuesday with this late game endorsement of which can be will pull it out. >> i think one of the reasons why mccormick isn't using the comments she made previously is because mccormick and oz have been labeled as carpet baggers. the comments are something that might appeal to conservative voters who see barnette and think she's a genuine ultra maga. >> you see the headlines. you don't hear much about it unless you watch the debates but
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you see the headlines in the new york times and philadelphia inq inquirer. but you wrote a smart column about the democrats. how electability in the primaries is not an issue like it often is. we say i'm the strongest candidate in november, but ideology is more of an issue in the primaries. couldn't we be seeing the same thing on the republican side that you write about in the pennsylvania context, the congressman from the perg area was like i'm the guy who can win statewide. maybe that was a calling card in the race. are we seeing the same version? >> it is funny to see president trump -- former president trump going on and saying well, she's really great, but she can't win. that was not the message republicans were like we just need to go in there and it doesn't matter. what you saw from republicans, the backlash in 2010 and 2012 and 2016 to the we kept losing with electable candidates was let's put everybody out there. can't do worse than the electable ones. democrats were so careful in
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2018. obviously in 2020 it was joe biden. so careful. we've got to pick the right candidate because the only thing that matters is beating donald trump. and if john is that candidate, even though i may not like his views or his personality, no, love you, john. i'm still going to vote for him because he can win. connor lam was the poster child for electability. he was conservative, but it was okay for donors, especially liberal donors around the country to give him money because he was going to beat donald trump. interestingly enough, the candidate who was most likely to win who has been ahead in the polls, lieutenant governor, yes, he's to the left ie dee logically, but what he's leaning into isn't the ideology. he's not talking about medicare for all or some of the other bernie sanders language. he's leaning into i'm a fighter. i'm going to fight for you. so no longer the let's just win. it's oh, it's not enough to win. because we won. democrats, and we don't have anything to show for it.
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legal and political challenge for team biden. as we speak, a federal judge in louisiana hearing a challenge to the biden administration plan to end title 42. that policy allowed the united states because of covid concerns to turn away migrants who otherwise would be allowed into the country to file their asylum claims. the biden white house says we no longer need that policy and wants to end it later this month. the political debate over title 42 leaves the senate majority leader in a tough spot. the white house says it is imperative that congress pass new covid funding, but senate republicans have a price. they first want to force a vote on whether title 42 should be kept on the books. our reporters are wac with us to discuss. this is why republicans want the vote. the immigration debate. it's a legitimate issue. has nothing to do with the covid funding. you want to get something through the senate, unless you have 60 votes, you have to -- the moderate democratic senator
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on tv this morning. listen to him talking about this issue. >> to pull 42 away sends out a signal that will cause even more folks to head our direction. >> is it worth holding up covid aid over title 42? >> i think we ought to vote on it and get the aid done. i think it's important. >> that's why republicans want the vote. because there are a number of democrats, some on the ballot, some not, who will split with their democrat. >> it gives democratic senators who are in tough races, not just one who sit on the border like mark kelley from arizona, but even senator maggie hassan from new hampshire would like to take the vote. she went to the border recently and cut an ad saying how important it is to keep the border secure. this is actually for vulnerable democratic senators a good vote, but for the party itself, and you already have a very restive liberal group there, not just of senators but of activists, this
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will be really just one more example to them from the democratic party that they haven't lived up to the ideals. >> which is why the leader chuck schumer sounds, my word, anguished. >> we'll see what the house sends over. the bottom line is very simple. our republican friends should not be blocking covid legislation. we don't know what they might throw in the way. we don't even know if they want to pass it. when the house passes it, we will do everything we can to get covid legislation passed. >> yeah. i get it. >> yeah. >> but when the republicans had a slim majority democrats did the same thing. that's how the senate doesn't work now. >> it's how the senate works and how the democratic party has to work when you have joe manchin and bernie sanders. a wide ideological swath of folks in that party. listen, i think some of these senators, democratic senators would be happy if title 42 stayed in place. a lot of house democrats as well
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who are in these swing districts as well would be very happy if this stayed in place. one of the questions i think that schumer raised is do they have enough votes to actually pass covid relief? say they go along with this, title 42 stays in place, do they have the 60 votes to pass this covid relief? because some of them are like maybe there is enough money out there in states for -- that we pass billions and billions of dollars, maybe we don't need to pass anymore. >> but it is interesting. the biden administration is in court right now saying look, we have vaccines now. it has long been the policy of the united states that if you're applying for asylum, you get the follow your paperwork and stay in the united states while the claims are litigated. that's always been the policy. the trump administration said covid, nope, you're not coming across the border. he knows, you mark kelly of arizona, nowhere near the southern boshd border but in a swing state. nevada, georgia, alabama they're on the ballot. they say they disagree with what
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the president plans on doing here. again, they would love to take this vote. it would help them. i break with joe biden when i think it's necessary for the home state, but -- >> and the white house wants to completely decouple the issue of immigration from title 42. they're saying to your point, that these are two completely separate issues. that there should be comprehensive immigration reform. but this isn't the place. when you talk about dividing democrats, they were getting pressure to saying they would lift title 42. the congressional hispanic caucus when they met with joe biden pressed him to lift title 42. it may be a situation where the president may within the democratic party just not be able to win on this issue because he's got democrats on both sides of this pushing him on it. >> it's possible the courts will stop him. >> yeah. >> which would be relief. >> that's the hope if you're -- either schumer or the white house. >> or the white house. >> the courts step in and you say oh, well, you know what we would have done, but the courts. >> and the white house has been
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and die adding, quote, it's beyond frustrating. it's infuriating. let's bring in our senior health correspondent elizabeth cohen. walk us through what the drug does and why it's so important. >> john, most of us are lucky enough that we got great immunity from the vaccines. we just went into a drugstore or wherever and sat down, got vaccinated, got great immunity, and didn't get charged for it. unfortunately, many people who are immune compromised, the vaccines did not give them anti-bodies so they need a drug evushelled. the government paid for the drug and distributed it for free to doctor's offices and hospitals and other places, and what we found in our investigation is that patients are being charged hundreds or sometimes even more than $1,000 to get the drug. let's take a look at what it does. there was a study that was
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published in the new england journal of medicine recently. and it found that evushell cuts the risk of getting covid-19 by 83% in as a ruler in individuals. many of these people, they show up to get the drug, and they're told it will cost hundreds of dollars. some of them are just saying no. others are forking out the money. they say this is just incredibly unfair, because the government paid for the drug. why should they then have to pay to get it administered to them? >> it's a legit question. the department of health and human services is distributing the drug as the agency responded that it's giving it out to free and people are being charged for it. what does hhs say? >> it's interesting. hhs says the rules around the vaccine is that you can't charge for the vaccine and you can't charge to administer it for someone to give you the shot. the rules with the drug the s you can't charge for the drug, but doctors and others can charge to administer the shots.
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we said well, why was it set up that way? that doesn't seem fair. they didn't respond. this is interesting. it's becoming clear that hhs is not happy about this situation. i want to take a look at the quote from dr. derekize icer in. he said in february, obviously this would mean charging a lot of money for drugs like this, obviously this would be in violation of our planning priorities which, again, is to maintain equitable access for all therapeutics for all americans regardless of their ability to pay. they don't sound happy, but they haven't publicly put out a solution. we know that the doctor said this, because another media outlet called end points which covers the bio pharma industry got the zoom call. it was posted online for anything anyone to see. the moment they quoted the doctor, hhs took the call off
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their website. apparently they don't want people to see this anymore. but hhs apparently isn't happy about this, but they don't seem to have a plan to stop it. >> important reporting. elizabeth, thank you very much. when we come back, first finland. now sweden signaling it, too, wants to move to join nato. what it means for putin. you never know what opportunities life will send your way. but if you have moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis, enbrel can help you say i'm in for what's next. ready to create a biggerorld? -i'm in. ready to earn that “world's'. care to play a bigger role i'. enbrel helps relieve joint pain, helps stop permanent joint damage, and helps skin get clearer in psoriatic arthritis. with less pain, you're free to join in. enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections.
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a big potential stumbling box in the plan for finland and sweden to join the nato alliance. turkey's president telling reporters in istanbul he does not view admitting the thagss to nato positively. president erdogan goes onto call sweden and finland guest houses of terror organizations. that's a problem because admitting a new nato member requires the unanimous signoff of the current members. joining our conversation the president of the council on foreign relations. also the author of the world, a brief introduction. richard, it's good to see you. president erdogan, as you know well, could be a prickly character sometimes. is this a firm no or some domestic politics/negotiating position? >> i would guess the latter. i would think that the marketplace is now open. he's probably trying to press both of those countries not to be so sympathetic to kurdish movements and politics.
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he might also be hoping to get the united states and others to be more what's the word, tolerant of some of turkey's supportive, supportive of turkey's american aircraft. i don't think this is the last word. >> you served in the government at that time the nato alliance was reimagined. you had the former soviet block nations join nato. the swedish prime minister talks about why finland and sweden decided no, we want to stay neutral. they say things have changed. >> i'm convinced that we will be joining nato on february 24th, the earthquake changed owl of europe. and this decision began not only as something for the future, but something that was essential now. >> do you agree that february 24th, obviously, when putin launched this attack, the former prime minister calls it the earthquake. how is it going to rewrite the european security infrastructure? >> it was an earthquake, and
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it's an ironic earthquake. here's mr. putin who gets up every morning and trying to think of other ways and new ways to undermine the west, nato. and what he's done is go to the extraordinary cohesion, and nato, not -- t not complete, but extraordinary, and he's now leading to a new round of nato enlargement with these two countries. essentially, he has sobered up europe. he's showed that war rather than simply something you study in history class is something you have to be prepared for in the present. so what we're seeing is i think a realistic reaction, plus the countries outside nato have taken note that ukraine got attacked. it's not a member of nato. georgia is being pressured continuously. i think their view is the safest place to be right now is to be part of nato. this neutrality doesn't make sense when another country is not prepared to respect it. >> i read a new essay you wrote. you've made this repeatedly.
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we can all be disgusted what vladimir putin is doing here, but you believe it's critical to keep some lines of communication open with the russian president and the russian government. just today the defense secretary lloyd austin spoke to his counterpart in russia for the first time since before this invasion started. how significant do you view that, and explain the idea that you can be angry and furious, but you need to keep talking. >> yeah. eve ant the height of the cold war, the united states and soviet union kept talking. one it's so prevent or diffuse crises. any time militaries operate in proximity with one another, you're looking potentially for trouble. and then also as significant is ukraine is, it's not the entire chess board. we've got to think about what russia can do say, with iran and what it could be with north korea or specially or in our hemisphere. i think it's useless. i was happy when i saw that defense secretary austin and his
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counterpart were talking. i would hope that at some point jake sullivan, the national securitied a vie or and his counterpart would talk. we need to think. russia still has thousands of nuclear warheads. he need to think about nuclear stability talks going forward. we've seen the so-called hyper sonic weapons being deployed. the day will come when they could be carrying nuclear warheads. how do we put limits on those? we just don't have the luxury as profoundly as we disagree about what russia is doing in ukraine, we don't have the luxury of holding our entire relationship hostage to that. >> grateful for your time. appreciate it. thank you. thank you. this quick programming note for us. why, why is vladimir putin trying to destroy ukraine? can he be stopped in join us as we look to the experts for answers to the big questions. inside the mind of vladimir putin. sunday 8:00 p.m. eastern and pacific right here only on cnn. next, mike pence sends a crystal clear message.
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georgia's 2020 election results. michael warren is here with more on this story. a, it's a fascinating primary. and b, pence essentially, this is a hardline he's drawing. >> that's right, and we can see this has been a trend with pence over the last several months. he's been putting that distance between himself and donald trump. he said that what trump wanted him to do on january 6th was wrong. that it was un-american. so it's sort of the next step of this evolution. we know that mike pence is thinking about 2024. positioning himself to potentially run. so again, sort of drawing a distinct between the former president. but this is also a part of a show of force by the sort of nontrump elements of the party. earlier this week reported two outgoing governors who had differences with donald trump, they're going to be there for brian kemp. chris christie is going to be there for brian kemp. mike pence is a former governor himself. the rga is in on brian kemp.
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a show of force. we should note as well, mark short, a former trump white house official who was chief of staff to mike pence, top political adviser is also advising brian kemp's campaign. >> it's essentially mike pence making a point. >> yes. >> of raising the big lie in a sense saying mr. president, you were wrong. you were wrong when you tried to get me to flip the election and governor kemp. it's poking the bear. >> and it's giving pence a little credibility and a ability to say i'm trying to elect republicans. conservative republicans. brian kemp is a conservative republican. he's just wrong for trump on this election issue. trump does not like this part. pence has been raising money, stumping for republican candidates. again, all in the service of this distinct brand within the republican party. we'll see if it works with pence. >> kemp sees no risk? >> kemp is already running against stacey abrams, the likely democratic governor's
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candidate. >> appreciate the reporting. you can also listen to the podcast. download "inside politics" wherever you get your podcasts. hope you have a peaceful weekend. hello, everyone. zelenskyy in an interview says he is ready to meet with vladimir putin one on one. however, he also said the starting point for any discussion should be a complete withdrawal of russian forces from ukraine. this comes as ukraine's military continues its counter offensive against russian fighters pushing them from the areas around kharkiv. ukraine's second largest city. russian forces appear to have blown up three bridges vital to ukraine's success as seen here on

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