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devastation is amazing. >> two big new economic indicators. u.s. home prices continue to surge even as mortgage rates tick higher and consumer confidence dips. as the president defenses handling the economy and meets with the fed chair this afternoon. russia seeing the harshest punishment yet for the war in ukraine. a partial ban on oil from the european union. we begin in uvalde with new sadness and questions about the police response. funerals for a 48-year-old teacher, irma garcia, ten-ye ten-ye ten-year-olds. there are will be 12 funeral masses there in the following days. it's like one huge funeral that's not ending. a new chilling video includes radio call of a child saying they'd been shot. >> are you injured?
>> -- >> it's not clear just who is talking here. the man who recorded the video says it came from a radio inside a customs and border protection vehicle that was parked outside the school. shi m shimon is live for us. you have the video that goes into the timeline of the questions of the police response. and also this from the dispatch. >> we have a child online. he is in the room full of victims. >> the key here is piecing it together to try to understand really the thing we cannot understand, why the police waited so long to storm that classroom. >> reporter: right. and that's the thing. and that piece of video that abc news cob obtained is significant, because it tells us
the 9-1-1 dispatchers that were receiving the calls from the kids trapped in this classroom with the gunman, they were relaying that information to the officers on the ground which indicates that the officers knew that there were people alive in that classroom, that they were still facing a threat from the gunman, so again, it begs the question of why didn't the police having that information from the 9-1-1 dispatchers, why did they not go in sooner? we've also been learning and talking to officials here and law enforcement officials that i've been talking to, saying the 19 officers that we learned about on friday that were in the hallway, they were certainly armed with the right weaponry, rifles, long guns, and body armor to go in to the classroom and face the gunman sooner. so those kinds of questions obviously need to be answered as to what went into the decision where this chief and other senior law enforcement officials
were on the scene. john, there were other police departments that were here that the local police department as well as senior officials from the state police. so there's still a lot of questions that need to be answered. and also, you know, law enforcement officials say that one of the reasons that there was a lot of concern for these officers to go in was because they feared for their own life. that they were going to get shot. it goes against everything that officers are trained to do, john, in these situations. >> shimon live on the ground for us. appreciate the important reporting. >> with me in studio, dana bash, lee ann caldwell. you are just back to shimon's point about the anger in the community, the questions about the police timeline, it is mixed with what is going to be funeral week. just incredible sadness mixed with all the anger. >> funeral weeks. because there are two funeral homes in this small town, and they're backed up because they have so many children to bury,
and as horrible as that sounds, that's the reality that they're living in. and what's also i think perhaps a little bit missed, understandably so, because it is such a small town is that the feelings are complicated. because just as everybody knows somebody, if they weren't directly impacted by loss, the people who were lost and the children lost in this town, they're either related to somebody or know somebody, but same with law enforcement. i mean, there are a lot of local law enforcement officials. some came in more broadly from the state, and so they're worried about those people and their guilt that they feel. but the fact -- now we have the tape that you played of the -- what looked like and sounded like a child calling saying there's a child shot and then, of course the dispatcher. that is the heart of it. you had all of these children, nine and ten-year-old children in the most terrifying of
situations likely under their desks, following the protocols they were taught, calling from their cell phones, calling 9-1-1 over and over again, worried that even that could get them shot, and the grownups with the guns in the hallway, they were not following their protocols. >> the sadness is stunning. so the conversation here turns to what should we do about it? that's the conversation we have had way, way, way too many times before. often little or nothing done. the president was just meeting with the prime minister of new zealand. she had to deal with this in her home country. the president says he's willing to meet with members of congress. the question is here's what the house is considering this week. the house of representatives controlled by democrats, a number of proposals to raise the age to buy a semi automatic weapon from 18 to 18. to urge owners to surrender large capacity magazines. strengthen trafficking laws to register existing bump stocks. you can fire more rapidly and accurately with those.
that may well pass the house. it has about 0% odds of passing the senate. the question is what is the president willing to do to change -- can he do anything to change that zero? >> let's remember that right now we have heard from some senators in the past couple days expressing optimism, expressing optimism about the bipartisan negotiations still going on. running that up against the modern history thus far of any sort of momentum on gun control, there's -- it's understandable to have doubts that they're going to be able to produce anything. you have senator chris murphy who indicated that he is willing to move forward with some more incremental change here, and look for compromise, so we'll see if republicans can back that. as far as what the president can do here, one, what does he really mean by meeting with members of congress? are we going to see a similar kind of priority, a similar focus that we saw with something like the infrastructure package and build back better where he is calling senators to the white house? would that be beneficial when you have a president with declining approval numbers?
and weighing into already a polarizing issue. as far as executive action, i think you can look at his comments after another recent mass shooting in buffalo when just before he boarded air force one, he told me as well as other reporters when he was asked, what can you really do here just on your own? he said look, i have limited options when it comes to executive action. >> the question is what might congress get to the finish line? the house, again, may pass the proposal outlined. they may do more. we're back in the 50/50 senate. pick your issue. this is where we end up, even with 19 young kids and two of the teachers gunned down. chris murphy is going to have another conversation today. christen cinema, they're going to have a zoom meeting in their districts. and senator murphy who has been at this for several years, from connecticut, newtown happened there. we need to show republicans they can strengthen the background check system in a meaningful way and get politically rewarded for
it. that's why i'm willing to look at things that might be less than what i would like. there is no gun control proposal, no change that's going to pass the senate at least on the table today. they wouldn't even raise the age from 28 to 21 18 -- 18 to 21. no gun proposals. >> maybe providing incentives for states to strengthen red flag laws. what the senate is talking about is really around the edges. nothing directly as you mentioned that would impact the ability to purchase guns, what age to purchase guns. and so that still is very limited, and senator murphy has been clear about this. he says i know that what we are going to do is not going to solve every problem or every potential mass shooting that happens in the future, but we need to show the american public that we are willing to try something and just to do something and so that people don't think that congress is once again going to turn a blind eye. >> we'll see how that will fall.
we'll pause that conversation. the hillary clinton campaign lawyer has been found not guilty of lying to the fbi. it's the first trial of john durham's investigation. they claim sussmann lied during a 2015 meet where he passed a tip to the fbi about donald trump, an alleged contact with a russian bank. evan, tell us more. >> reporter: well, john, the jury took about seven hours to reach this verdict. and they reached a verdict of not guilty. michael sussmann was charged as you pointed out, with lying to the fbi in this september 2016 meeting. according to john durham's prosecutors, this was really an orchestrated effort on the part of sussmann working with the hillary clinton campaign in 2016 to try to dirty up, to try to smear donald trump. and they kept using over this 11
days of this trial has been going on, they were using this essentially to put hillary clinton and her campaign on trial. even though obviously she's not charged. there is no -- there were no allegations of a conspiracy. that's what this dominated this trial here in d.c. court. sussmann has been arguing in response to this that he didn't lie, and even if he did lie, he's saying that it made no difference, that donald trump was already under investigation, his campaign was already under investigation by the time the allegations were made in september 2016. again, this is a big blow to john durham who was hired who was appointed by bill barr under president trump to try to get to the bottom of and try to find things done wrong. and so now we'll see where this goes. we know that there's one more
trial scheduled for october against a russian analyst who helped collect some of the information that we now know went into the so-called dossier that was used to buy hillary clinton against donald trump. so, again, big, big decision today on the part of this jury. not guilty after about seven hours of deliberations. >> appreciate the hustle outside the federal courthouse. let's get perspective from elie honig, former u.s. attorney. ellie, a defeat for mr. durham. what do you see as the significance? >> this is a stark rebuke to john durham and his investigation which has been going more than three years. this case was the centerpiece of what john durham has done so far. the jury rejected this. the vast majority of federal cases, over 95% of all federal cases resulted in conviction, most by guilty plea. even the cases that go to trial, the vast majority end in conviction.
the fact that this is a not guilty verdict is really a stark rebuke. the gist of the allegations here was that this lawyer michael sussmann lied to the fbi when he came in and gave information about purported links about the trump organization and a russian bank. the problem, though, is the fbi lawyer testified in front of congress two years after that he could not remember whether this lawyer lied about his connections to hillary clinton or not. this case was in trouble from the start and now we have a not guilty verdict. >> so the essence here, and you help me with the legal part, here's the political part, durham was alleging this was a dirty trick. sussmann passed on the tip to the fbi and you would -- it was september 2016, the meeting. the idea was the durhams case was this was an october surprise. headlines that trump organization under investigation right before the election. the jury says no. what happens to the rest of durham's portfolio? >> exactly. so john, that's the political side. the legal side here, the charge
is making a false statement to the fbi. this lawyer goes in 2016, michael sussmann, he meets with the fbi general counsel who i should note, former colleague of ours at cnn. the allegation is when sussmann met with the fbi, he said hey, i have news about this connection between the trump organization and this russian bank. but the allegation is he did not say the lawyer did not say he was working for hillary clinton when he actually was. the problem is the proof just wasn't there that the lawyer had withheld that fact. the proof showed that jim baker testified that he wasn't even sure if this lawyer had said he represented hillary clinton or not. and the proof showed that the fbi's own internal notes said they knew that this lawyer represented hillary clinton and the dnc. what does this do to john durham's portfolio moving forward? technically nothing. i think it really undermines john durham's credibility and i think it shows that what do we have after three years of investigation? more time than robert mueller
spent investigating. more than three years of investigation by john durham and this is the biggest result so far, a not guilty verdict. >> elie honig, grateful for the hustle and insights. up next, president biden meeting with the federal reserve chief, trying to make the case the overall economy is humming. , plus seals out 5x more food particles. fear no food. new poligrip power hold and seal. hitting the road, not all 5g networks are created equal. t-mobile covers more highway miles with 5g than verizon. t-mobile has more 5g bars in more places than anyone. another reason t-mobile is the leader in 5g.
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could complicate the sales pitch. fresh reports on consumer confidence and home prices. matt eagan has the latest on the data points. matt, tell us more. >> john, the high cost of living continues to past a shadow over the economy. new numbers out today show consumer confidence fell in may. didn't fall as much as feared but it still is well below precovid levels and one in four consumers expect economic conditions to get worse. this is about three things. gas, food, and housing. for many families, these are the three most expensive items of their monthly budget, and all three continue to get more expensive. on the housing front, new numbers out today show that home prices in the united states rose by a record 20.6 % year over year in march. that means home prices are rising faster than they did even during the mid 2000 housing bubble, supply of homes just cannot keep up with demand. important to remember that this kind of cuts unevenly. if you own a home, you're
wealthier, at least on paper. maybe you spend more because your home is worth more, but if you don't, that makes it that much hard tore own a home. that's the ticket to accumulating wealth in the united states. you might have to rent instead. that's going to push up rental rates for everyone. >> the president meets with jerome powell. the fed has the biggest weapons to deploy against inflation. does the president have an ask or is this just a meeting to say we're on top of this? >> this is a meeting arguably with three of the most powerful people on the planet. the fed chairman, the president of the united states, and treasury secretary janet yellen, a former fed chief herself. this comes at a time when consumer prices are rising at the fastest pace in 40 years. the fed is promising to get inflation under control by rapidly raising interest rates. but not doing so much that it causes a recession. i think we're going to hear three things from the white house on this. one, the president is going to promise not to mess with the fed. not to take the steps that his
predecessor did and try to mettle with the actions of the fed. two, confidence that his hand picked fed leaders including jerome powell are going to be able to get this right. and three, a not so subtle reminder that price stability is really the job not of the white house, but of the fed. but john, we know that the president ultimately, he's the one who's going to be held accountable by voters at the ballot box. >> he and his party in the midterm election year. appreciate the important notice. let's bring the conversation back in the room with our great reporters. as matt said the president will be held accountable at the ballot box, but governors running in the country will pay the price. the president says this in the wall street journal. the job market is the strongest since the post world war ii era. millions of americans getting jobs with better pay. the headline of that is joe biden, my plan for fighting inflation. if you just read that paragraph, you would think okay, this isn't going to be as bad a year for the democrats as it looks. the problem is when people go to
the grocery store or stop on the way to work to fill up the car, they don't think -- they don't process but there's 8.3 million new jobs. >> right. and the president is not wrong that there are good components to this economy. another thing that he mentioned in that op ed that he wrote today, that the national debt is decreasing at a dramatic level, too. and -- but we just came off memorial day weekend. people took three-day weekends. a lot of people drove, and people really, really felt it. we're at the unofficial start of summer where people are taking road trips and starting to feel this a lot more. and we're also getting deep into campaign season as the primaries are almost over, and this is going to impact like you mentioned, a lot of democrats who are fighting for their political life this midterm season. despite this pocketbook issues that are affecting americans. >> and you mentioned the calendar, if you will. memorial day weekend gets you into summer. school is ending soon. can we afford to take a road trip? can we afford to have summer
vacation? this is the national average of gas prices. premium gas 5.29 a gallon. that's a national average. if you live in california because of the state gas tax, it's considerably higher. it's hard. if you go through the statistics the president cites in his op ed are all correct. the economy does have a lot of great strength under it, it's just people are getting hit in the head every day with this. >> it would not be a surprise if you saw a move in the next couple months as we get closer to election day for the administration to have what's called a national gas tax holiday which is $0.18 a gallon which is not nothing when you add it up. and then perhaps encourage states to do it along with them which would be even more depending on the state. i'm not sure california would do it, but -- so it's not as if they don't have some things -- some more tools in their tool
box. not a lot, but they have some, and it seems to me in talking to sources on the hill and at the white house, that they're trying to figure out when to actually use those tools. >> well, the quick would be if you follow campaign history, then the recommendation would be quick in the sense that it gets really hard to change the numbers because of the psychologist. this is just -- matt mentioned the consumer confidence survey, this is the gallop pole. nearly half of the economy is in poor shape despite the strong statistics because of inflation. that's because of the grocery store. only 13% say it's good. the election is closer than you think. and it's hard. it's hard even if you're perfect, even if the economy is perfect for you, it's hard to change the numbers. >> the tricky thing is with some of the tools as well that the white house can take, it has taken, they're not easily translatable to voters, to americans as well when they're going to the grocery store and seeing high prices.
when they're seeing supply chain shortages that can impact whether or not you can get baby formula right away. the president just took and he mentioned this as well, i believe, in his meeting this morning, he took the trip to korea as well as tokyo to try one, to reassure allies there, but also to address some of the global supply chain shortages impacting the economy back home. but is that easily digestible if you're an american right now that's struggling to get basic necessities and goods? so it's also the tools they're taking right now. this could also factor into whether you do a tap -- tap into a tool that could create some immediate relief, such as student loan relief as well. these issues are connected here. but how something like student loan relief while it could give you an immediate benefit impact inflation in the long run is a debate going on in the white house. >> it's wildly complicated, the economics, and you get into the economic calendar, and it's even
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buyer of russian oil. ukraine is appealing for more heavy and sophisticated weapons as russian troops make progress seizing territory in the east. president biden says the united states will help but he's making a key distinction. the administration is willing to send more sophisticated rocket systems. the president says he would not send any rockets with a range to reach into russia on the ground russian shelling humbling cities in eastern ukraine. thousands of civilians trapped in need of desperate help. melissa bell joins us live with more. >> what we've been seeing over the course of the day is the key city of donetsk where the fighting has been the heaviest for so many days now that seems to be falling into russian hands, and that is a city that as we understand it, still has some 15,000 civilians trapped inside with that extremely intense fighting between russian forces and ukrainian forces continuing even at this hour. this is what's been suspended are any attempts to get any of
the civilians out as a result of the intensity of the fighting. also any attempts to get humanitarian aid also suspended this hour. an extremely dire situation there. but if you look at a map now of those russian-controlled territories with the northern tip of -- the southern tip of kherson, you get an idea of the line that's been created and that is the scene of so much intense fighting and extreme concern. on the military side, here in zaporizhzhia where i'm standing, you mentioned a moment ago the long-range rocket systems that ukraine has been appealing for just 30 miles the south of here along the dnipro river, the close of the russian-held towns and the beginning of the line. we've been seeing over the course of the last few days in zaporizhzhia, cruise missiles hitting this city, but also to the south of here, evidence of increased shelling along so many of the villages to the south of
zaporizhzhia. we can hear the regular thud of outgoing artillery fire, and that tells you the fighting is intensifying. more than that, john, i think what is key here is considering how deeply entrenched this line is becoming and that is of extreme concern to ukraine as well. not only are they subject to russian advances that are helped by the long-range missiles that russia has, for instance, that have been hitting some of the towns i mentioned to the south of here. we're also seeing this hour from the ukrainian side an announcement that essentially in the russian-controlled southern-held territories to the north of which i'm standing, communications have essentially been cut off. no more internet connections. no more telephone connections. that's what we're hearing from people trying to get across the boarder. they're no longer able to speak to the relatives they've left behind. here in this region, there are five districts. three of them entirely without communication this hour. >> stunning. melissa bell reporting live for us in stoip.
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students and two teachers. it is a tough choice of words, the weapon of choice for a long list of deadly mass shootings. you see a list here of eight just in the last six years. with us is steven katowski. grateful for your time today. you write smartly about americans not understanding the distinctions between guns. i don't like the words, but it's true. if you put the chart back up there, it is a weapon of choice for people who do mass shootings with high casualty rates. why? >> it has been. certainly we've also seen handguns used most often in mass shootings that involve more people killed but it's been used in some of the most high profile mass shootings. there's probably a lot of reasons. one, it's the most popular rifle in the country. so that probably has something to do with the selection.
it's just a very common type of rifle. and then there's probably some sort of contagion effect that's in play as well. other shooters have used this gun. some of these attackers glorify the shooters and replicate what they did so they pick this firearm. >> part of it is the semi automatic nature. i want to show our viewers. put the .22 caliber, and then an ar-15 next to it. you can modify almost any gun to make it shoot more rounds a minute or more rounds per second. in terms of an ar-15 compared to a .22, you can fire more bullets more quickly with an ar-15. >> not necessarily. is a .22 is a semi automatic, the main difference is in the ammunition that each of the rifles employs. so the .22 long rifle is actually the same diameter as
the .223 used in an ar-15, but there's more powder in the cartridge in the ammunition on that ar-15 oh so the round is designed to move faster and further and is designed for larger targets than a .22. .22 is like a squirrel. and ar-15 in hunting terms is more of a hog or coyote. and you have larger caliber ammunition for hunting things like deer or elk or larger game that's usually from larger ammunition than the ar-15. >> and the ar-15 was banned when the assault weapons ban was in place for ten years. the clinton administration? >> yeah. it was sort of a cosmetic ban, semi automatic rifles with depatchable magazines that had two or more of certain features like a flash suppresser or some of the things that often criticized as being a feature ban, a cosmetic ban. the basic functionality of a
semi automatic firearm in that caliber that an ar-15 is isn't banned in any of these assault weapons bans that are out there. it's more focussed on the appearance of the gun in some ways. the argument is you'll get from advocates for the laws is that it makes it more -- the gun more difficult to use or more difficult to fire as many rounds as quickly. that's what you'll hear. >> and so those who -- the people who would advocate restoring the assault weapons ban would cite statistics like this. look at the numbers after the ban and the casualties. that's an assault weapons large magazine capacity gun. so those would say take the assault weapons off the market. get them off. they point to that. is it that black and white or more complicated? >> i think it's more complicated. those scenarios are statistically -- obviously right now nobody wants to necessarily
get into the statistics in the wake of a horrific event like this, but there have been studies that have shown there was no real impact on gun violence generally. there's obviously very different kinds of gun violence we have to respond to, and respond in different ways. mass shootings are frankly hard one to respond to because they're rare and hard to get a single policy that's going to address all of them, of course. and but then you have your daily sort of gun violence, federal-related gun violence. that's usually almost exclusively handguns used in that. rifles are not -- not very large percentage of the number of gun homicides each year or gun suicides. which is another problem as well. most of that is -- most gun deaths are suicides. you have to kind of have different policies to address all of these different aspects of gun violence when you're talking about it.
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received a justice department subpoena for records to help donald trump stay in power. he's refused to cooperate with the congressional subpoena. they're reviewing the conduct of the members of the former president's inner circle. our panel of reporters is back with me. it's significant. there's been a lot of blowback from democrats in congress saying they don't think the justice department is taking this as seriously as it should. this would be going into the west wing and donald trump's inner circle to try to figure out what was happening between election day and january 6th. >> they've been extremely quiet at the justy department, and you're right. there have been so many democrats, many more in private than in public, but some in public saying what are you doing, america garland? get on with it and get this investigation going. this is a big deal. not necessarily that peter navarro will, i don't know, presumably he would comply, and if he did --
>> tbd, he says. >> tbd, but it's a different thing when you get a subpoena from the justice department than a congressional committee that is legitimate but your party is trying to dela legitimize. it also is unclear how much information he has. what is clear is what you said, john. that the biden justice department is actually doing more to investigate than we know about. >> and mr. navarro is the author. we show you the cover of what he called the immaculate deception. it's bogus, but alleging tlrt election irregularities. he was part of the effort with other advisers, what can we do. if you take it inside the west wing, whether it's the fake electors by the replacement electors. is that a crime? is it just political whining and you reach out to allies, or did they have a criminal conspiracy to try to change the election results? >> right, and who else was
involved as well? as we've been saying, this is all indicative of an increase in momentum here of tightened focus of looking at who in the white house, not just what was the communication in the white house on january 6th, the day before, but also from election day up into january 6th to try to overturn the election and the results of the election. you were just saying navarro has a piece of that. he's somebody in the white house. the justice department has been hesitant this far, and it will be interesting if we start to see if we're going to see other people in the white house with the ultimate goal from the justice department as well as january 6th committee of seeing what was the communication like around the president at this time? >> as we watch that play out on the justice department, on any sensitive matter, takes it time and is quiet. we haven't seen or heard much about what they're doing. turn the calendar page tonight and tomorrow is june 1st. this january 6th committee is going to have six maybe eight, we're not sure of the exact
number, hearings. beginning june 9th, ten days from now, the january 6th committee. peter navarro said no. they preferred him for contempt. kevi kevin mccarthy, they say no, they don't plan to come in. what does the committee do with this moment? it's a huge opportunity, but it's a pretty high bar to try to convince the american people try to convince some of the american people to change their minds. >> yeah. it is the goal to convince people or just to reinforce what people have already thought, because the country is extremely divided as we know over january 6th, especially as time goes on. but they have a very difficult task, and despite the fact that they didn't hear from some of the key players like peter navarro, mark meadows to a certain extent. the committee keeps reminding people they have spoken with more than 1,000 people. they have thousands, tens of thousands of pages of documents from people who did cooperate with the committee. now, the challenge for them is
to lay it out in a way that the public can absorb it in a compelling way, and also one that i think doesn't kind of overreach, go too far and sensationalize it, because it will automatically turn some people off. >> fascinating to watch, and again, kevin mccarthy who wants to be the speaker of the house saying he would only testify if they gave him the topics and documents in advance. he wants -- deposition limited to one hour. that's a long way of saying no. new and exclusive cnn reporting on the escalating search for the search on the justice leak in the roe v. wade decision. it's still the eat fresh® refresh, and now subway® is refreshing their classics, like the sweet onion teriyaki sauce, topped on tender shaved steak. it's a real slam dunk. right, derek?
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important reporting. supreme court law clerks are being asked so hand over personal cell phone records as part of the search to leaked the draft opinion. some clerks are so alarmed they're looking into hiring lawyers as the investigation intensifies. tammy duckworth met with taiwan's president this morning. china's u.s. embassy saying it firmly opposes the visit and urged the u.s. to avoid sending what it calls the wrong signals. remember in a news conference during his trip to asia, president biden alarmed china by saying the united states would intervene militarily if china tried to take taiwan by force.
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