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happening right now in "the newsroom," ahead of the january th 6th riot, a warning that president trump was going to turn on vice president pence. >> it's an extraordinary moment, the chief of staff of a sitting vice president so concerned about the potential threat from a pressure campaign led by the president who picked this vice
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president. plus water rescues under way in miami as a tropical cyclone makes its way onshore with more than 10 million people in its path. and celebrating 70 years on the throne. who is attending the queen's platinum jubilee and who isn't. "newsroom" starts now. hello, everyone, thank you so much for joining me, i'm fredericka whitfield. we begin in wisconsin where a former judge is now dead, targeted in a bizarre plot to kill government officials. former juneau county circuit court judge john roemer was gunned down in his home on friday. police say the suspect also shot himself. sources say the gunman was also planning attacks on wisconsin governor tony evers and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. cnn's whitney wild has the details for us today. whitney, what more are you learning? >> reporter: fredericka, sources tell cnn the suspect had a list of targets and officials say
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this was somehow related to the judicial system. just how? was it one case, was it several cases? we don't have those details yet, but it's something we're certainly keeping our eye on. police say this began on 6:30 a.m. on friday when someone ran out of judge roemer's home and called 911 because that person had heard two shots fired outside that home. throughout the morning, police tried to negotiate with the suspect who was inside but eventually, after a few hours, those negotiations broke down and at around 10:15, tactical teams were finally able to get inside where they found 68-year-old former circuit court judge john roemer dead and a 56-year-old suspect inside with a self-inflicted gunshot wounds. here is what they have learned about this suspect. >> this, as i mentioned before, does appear to be a targeted act. and the individual who is a suspect appears to have had
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other targets as well. it appears to be related to the judicial system. >> reporter: while this is an isolated incident, police are saying there's no risk to anybody beyond judge roemer. the reality is this fits into this greater threat landscape we've been talking a lot about, fredericka. federal officials have been warning for many months now about antigovernment sentiment. and this heightened threat landscape. and so law enforcement around the country is certainly watching this case because it exemplifies a real fear of someone trying to carry out a grievance against a highly visible figure, a former judge, and actually committing to that act of violence against something law enforcement is particularly concerned about. >> very frightening and a horrible outcome. whitney wild, thank you so much. in this stunning new report, in "the new york times," it says a top aide to former vice president mike pence warned the secret service that president trump could turn on the vice president and the aide feared for pence's safety on the eve of
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the capitol riot. "the times"' report claims pence's chief of staff marc short warned of the safety concerns one day before the insurrection. >> this is an extraordinary moment, to think that there's a chief of staff to a sitting vice president so concerned about the potential threat being created by a pressure campaign, led and encouraged by the president who picked this vice president. it is jarring and it just takes a minute to absorb. marc short had a conversation, according to sources, with the lead secret service agent, saying exactly what you just said, that the president was going to turn on pence and they might have a security risk. short, as i understand it, did not have a sense of what that threat could look like. i don't believe, based on my reporting, that he envisioned what we saw on january 6th the way we saw it. but what he did realize is that the former president had supporters who were very reactive to him, who basically acted, you know, responded to things he would say, and he
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could see one person, two people, three people, several people, doing something that could be problematic safety-wise for the vice president, just based on this pressure that the former president was exerting. >> and a secret service official disputed this exchange and told cnn that concerns about violence directed at pence or any risk posed by the former president's actions was never communicated to them. meanwhile, two former trump administration officials will not face charges for contempt of congress in the january 6th investigation. the justice department says it won't indict former white house chief of staff mark meadows and former deputy chief of staff dan scavino. the select committee begins its first public prime time hearings this thursday. the panel is expected to reveal new evidence and witness testimony. cnn national security reporter zack cohen joining us right now. zack, walk us through the decision to not charge these men
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and how it might impact the overall investigation. >> reporter: fredericka, the january 6th committee said last night they found this decision from the department of justice to be puzzling. they don't understand why dan scavino and mark meadows were not indicted for essentially refusing to cooperate with the investigation, especially since the committee has emphasized both men are key witnesses in their probe. that's something they reiterated in a statement last night, saying they undoubtedly have knowledge of former president donald trump's role in the efforts to overturn the 2020 election and the events january 6th. that's why they believe mark meadows and dan scavino should have been obligated to respond and cooperate in light of the committee subpoena and they want the department of justice to explain why they decided not to move forward and pursue charges against them. so look, it is complicated. both men are former senior white house officials. they do have some executive privilege protections because of their role.
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also because both men did to a certain extent cooperate with the committee or at least engage and start negotiations about being willing to cooperate. that's something that other witnesses who defied the committee outright have not. and they have seen indictments come down. >> all right. then in contrast, another trump ally is facing charges for his refusing to cooperate with the january 6th investigation. so what do we know about that? >> reporter: that's right, trump's former economic adviser peter navarro was indicted yesterday and arrested at an airport by the fbi. look, navarro is a little bit of a different story than scavino and meadows. navarro essentially ignored the committee after he was subpoenaed in february. he claimed president trump asserted privilege and he made it clear to the committee he had no intention of cooperating. they referred him for criminal charges in april and now he faces a possibility of up to a year in jail if convicted for each count of contempt of congress that he's been charged
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welcome back. today abbott nutrition is restarting its baby formula manufacturing plant in surturgi michigan after a months-long shutdown. baby formula should become available to consumers starting june 20th. cnn's polo sandoval joins us live from sturgis. >> reporter: the temporary closure of this plant has been cited time and time again by biden administration officials and industry officials as the cause of the formula shortage. the start of production at this plant will certainly bring relief but not overnight.
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abbott officials say their priority is to produce elicare, that particular formula is a h hypoallergenic product meant to assist with the nutritional needs of children with special needs. eventually the goal is to expand to similac, the more general use formula for parents that will hopefully go a long way here. the last update from abbott nutrition indicated that today, after reaching agreement with the fda, they would be able to resume operations here. certainly what we're getting here on the ground is that is something officials have been waiting to see for a very long time now, fred. >> and polo, what changes did abbott agree to in order to get the operations restarted? >> reporter: so you recall at about mid-may, that's when abbott nutrition announced it had reached a consent decree,
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about continuing gaps in information provided by authorities. at a closed door meeting of the uvalde school board last night the superintendent announced students will not be returning to robb elementary school. families also expressed frustration the school board didn't have answers about security once students do return to the classroom. we're also now hearing from the teachers aide who was initially accused of propping open the school door where the gunman entered the building. cnn's omar jimenez has her story. >> she saw everything from the time he wrecked to the time she was taken out of there. >> reporter: special education aide emilia maren was meeting a co-worker with food for a party when she saw the car crash. she propped the door open, went back inside to get the phone and called 911 to report the accident. then she returned to the door. >> she looks and sees him and he
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has a weapon that she can't identify but a big weapon slung over him and he hops over the fence and starts running towards her. >> reporter: she kicks the door shut. >> did she expect it to lock? >> absolutely. >> reporter: maren scrambles to a nearby classroom as she begins to hear gunshots. >> he's inside now. she hides. the 911 call drops. they don't call her back. she doesn't attempt a callback because she doesn't want to make any noise. there's some sort of counter she's under but it's exposed. she said she thought at that point she was going to die and she made her peace with that. >> reporter: so she hears every single gunshot. >> every single gunshot. >> reporter: but she was one of the lucky ones who survived. days later, though, she hears law enforcement saying she had left the door the shooter used open. >> and she's second-guessing herself. >> right, it made her second-guess her own memories. she had already spoken to the
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fbi and the rangers and told them what happened. >> reporter: the rangers eventually publicly corrected the record. as the community grieves, a flurry of unanswered questions linger, including more about texas schools police chief pete arredondo, acting as incident commander during the shooting. >> i have been told this person did not have -- this person being the incident commander, did not have radio communication. and i don't know as to why. >> reporter: and a question if the 911 calls were properly relayed to first responders on the scene. one of those 911 calls came from a 10-year-old student who was inside the classroom. and according to transcripts reviewed by "the new york times," the student said there is a lot of bodies and i don't want to die, my teacher is dead, my teacher is dead, please send help, send help for my teacher, she is shot but still alive. the call lasted about 17 minutes. gunfire was heard in the background at times.
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and the call was made more than 30 minutes after the shooting began, "the times" reports. the teaching aide, emilia maren, has filed legal documents to get a deposition from daniel defense, the manufacturer of the gun used in the shooting. with her attorney saying because the shooter got the weapons on his 18th birthday, he was likely planning the purchases beforehand. >> so his motivation is to get that gun when he was a minor. are there gun companies that are marketing to minors? is that what they're doing? how many mass shootings do we have to have by 18-year-old men? it's cookie cutter. what are they doing to change? >> reporter: it's worth noting this presuit petition does not formally accuse the gun manufacturer of any wrongdoing. instead, it seeks to allow emilia maren to investigate
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whether she has a basis to file a claim against daniel defense. owe hair jimenez, cnn, uvalde, texas. it's bring in juliette kayyem, a former assistant secretary at the department of homeland security and author of the book "the devil never sleeps: learning to live in an age of disasters." good to see you, juliette. we just heard a texas state senator there say the incident commander didn't have a radio with him or wasn't in radio contact. what do you suppose the explanation might be behind that? >> well, if it's true, because let's start every story about this school shooting with no one is a trustworthy narrator at this stage, whether it's the locals, the state, random people giving quotes. if true, it explains an operational glitch, but it does not in my mind explain the
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overall failures that we just -- that the incident commander did not believe this to be an active shooter situation and to use normal protocols for rapid deployment. a mere lack of communication would not be enough. he's hearing -- he has some situational awareness. he's already been told someone is in there. he knows that there's gunshots. and so to me, that might be one cause, but it doesn't explain the overall failures. and honestly, i don't think you're going to find a single point of failure. i think you're going to find multiple ones over the course of whatever investigation we can trust. >> so you say the lack of communication is not enough. at what point does instinct, you know, prevail or override what might be protocol that everyone understands to be in place, or a failure of communication? when does instinct simply say,
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we need to go in there and assist and help? >> yes, and it's training, that instinct. it's not just that we know it. we know this department as well as almost every single one in the country now knows what active shooter protocols are. it's not just did they -- did their gut tell them the right thing. they've actually been trained for this. we know they have done training at least twice before. the reason why the training is important is because it will tell you what we know to be true, that in active shooter situations, systems will collapse. you may not get information, you may get conflicting information, you may not know what's going on. the only thing you know through the totality of active shooter cases is that the best course is to eliminate the threat. and then everything else will fall into place, so to speak. in other words, then you'll have an understanding of how bad it is, who can be saved. in some ways, maybe his instinct
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told him to stand back and he really needed to overcome that instinct and get people in there. because we just know from history, and it's not a hidden history, that the best first course is eliminate the threat, all else follows. >> so with all of that, we're also learning now more about the heartbreaking 911 calls that came from these kids and teachers inside the classrooms. we also don't know if those calls were relayed to the police, you know, who were inside the building. is this another reason why we need answers from authorities, a real play by play on what was said, a timeline? and here it is now ten days after the fact. >> yes. i mean, i think that's right. what communication was being relayed? that's also going to tell us, unfortunately, if children were alive and then weren't able to be saved because of the delay. in one of the recordings that i've seen, someone says a teacher is still alive, that is clearly one of the teachers who
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died. because we don't know of any teachers that were shot and survived. and so i think that will give us a timeline. as i was saying at the beginning, fred, i don't know who that reliable investigator is. the doj investigation is coming in, it is going to bump up against all of this very weird, i would say, to quote our reporters out there, a very weird reaction by the state, by the locals, by the school police in terms of protecting themselves and just random narratives that don't seem to make sense. maybe doj can make sense of it. i have to say, a lot of our law enforcement analysts are saying this is like the worst response they've ever seen. i agree with them. this is also the worst after-action i've ever seen. i've never seen anything like this. i think part of it is because the politics of the state coming in and wanting to make sure we view this as not about guns. i don't know what it is, but i've never seen anything like
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this either. >> you underscore the lack of communication or this communication breakdown, but might these mistakes also be classified as failure to act, and if indeed that is the case, a failure to act, does that mean there would be a potential criminal charges that could be imposed? >> the criminal standard is pretty forgiving of law enforcement. i mean, in other words, as we've seen in a lot of these police brutality cases, i mean, it has to be pretty knowing and pretty illegal. and mere negligence is not seen as sufficient, in most cases, unless it's a gross criminal negligence. i think what you're going to see as we're starting to get hints of now is serious civil liability against the city, individuals, and even potentially the state, and the gun manufacturers, as we're seeing in this case. but i would not hold my breath on criminal charges at this
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stage. it's really hard in those instances to say that that was a crime rather than just a total absence of duty and responsibility and trust and all the things that those kids expected of a police department. >> so a lot of proposals have been, you know, pitched. and among them, senator lindsey graham is suggesting this week that the country start considering the use of retired and former service members to guard our public schools. what do you think of that suggestion? >> so, i mean, the use of law enforcement in schools is a complicated history. sometimes it does work. but in most of these instances it's outside law enforcement that generally help. look, you don't just stick armed people into schools. there has to be training,
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protocols, understanding of the environment, dea confliction training. you don't want someone pulling out a gun every time there's a mishap. you have to train for a very unique environment. i also want to make it clear, to that approach, whether it's a single door or defense, what we're seeing in all these cases, or the sort of common thread across all of them, is that whether the law enforcement action is great, so compare tulsa, a few days later, and i can't believe we can have such close comparisons, where you had them rush in, the assailant shoots himself because he knows there's nowhere to go, or you have in texas the most horrific response, no matter what, you're having at least three, four, five people dead. we've seen this in almost all the cases. and why is that? because our weapons are able to kill -- are used in a way that kills very quickly.
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and then they're also used by people who ought to not have them. and so that's why this increasing the age from 18 to 21, the data is clear that you would rid yourself of some of these challenges, even if you can't rid yourself of the weapons, the red flag laws as well. >> all right, good to see you, juliette kayyem, thank you so much. >> thank you, fred. ahead, millions of people are under tropical storm warnings in south florida as nearly a foot of rain and heavy wind pummels the region. nster pm and our hero needs solutions. so she starts a miro to brainstorm. “shoot it?” suggests the scientists. so they shoot it. hmm... back to the miro board. dave says “feed it?” and dave feeds it. just then our hero has a breakthrough. "shoot it, camera, shoot a movie!" and so our humble team saves the day by working together.
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right now south florida is being pummelled as potential tropical cyclone 1 makes a slow turn toward the atlantic. more than 10 million people are under tropical storm warnings in florida, cuba and the bahamas. the national weather service extended a flash flood warning for miami and fort lauderdale until noon. over 11 inches of rain already drenching miami streets, causing massive headaches for drivers stranded in that deluge. cnn's carlos suarez is in fort lauderdale for us. that is a lot of water, carlos, why in the world are people driving through it? >> reporter: yep, after covering many storms over the years, you're always amazed at the facts that folks still want to do what they do out here. we are finally getting a bit of a break with the rain out here.
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it is welcome, because in fort lauderdale alone, just under 8 inches of rain has fallen over a 24-hour period. that number, suggested, is a whole lot greater down in miami where there has been serious flooding in the downtown and the financial district of the city of miami. we're talking about nearly a foot of rain over the last 24 hours. that led to a number of cars being stalled. in fact the city of miami, they had firefighters go out in six elevated trucks to try to get some drivers that were stranded in their cars, to get them out safely. and right now the effort down there, other than trying to get some of these roads reopened, is they're trying to get the word out on where folks can go and find their cars. that many vehicles, we're told, had been towed from across the city of miami, that they're now trying to concentrate their time and effort in getting the owners to come pick them back up. the story remained the same across alligator alley, fort myers and naples, where that part of the state saw 6 to 8
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inches of rain, something that forecasters have been calling for for the last several days. they said all along that this was going to be a rain event and it has held firm. right now, here in the city of fort lauderdale, just under 8 inches of rain over a 24-hour period. the forecasting right now shows that a lot of the worst of the weather is going to move out of the area later on this afternoon into the early evening hours. so right now, it's just trying to get a lot of folks away from some of these blocked roads, which as you can see behind me, they're not really taking a whole lot of -- they're not heeding the advice, which is you want to avoid areas that might have some of this record number of flooding. fredericka? >> some might regret it later because at a minimum there will be a lot of totalled cars after this storm. carlos suarez, thank you so much. the big question right now, how much longer will this storm system cause disruptions. for that we bring in meteorologist tyler malden in the cnn weather center. tyler, any relief in sight?
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how potentially dangerous is this storm? >> hi, fredericka. the update is in from the national weather center. there are two changes i want to take everyone through. number one, the center is now over land and it's about 50 miles or so to the northeast of naples. outside of that, the only other change is the fact that the national hurricane center has started dropping counties from the tropical storm warning across the southern peninsula of florida. they have yet to upgrade it to a tropical depression or a tropical storm despite tropical storm-force winds. that's because it's so disorganized on satellite imagery. there's the center right there. it's really broad. the thunderstorms are well away from the center. it doesn't look like a healthy tropical system at all. despite that, we're getting tropical storm-force conditions. we've got gusty squalls coming through. and this is leading to blinding rain, heavy rain at that. and it's been raining in south
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florida for more than 24 hours now. it's been raining since friday morning. that has led to miami, florida picking up nearly a foot of rainfall in just 24 hours. it doesn't take much in south florida to spark some flooding. regular afternoon thunderstorms can spark flooding there. so a foot of rainfall in the miami area is definitely going to lead to standing water on the roadways. we continue to see the rain fall flow from south to north. it's beginning to dry out across southwest florida. from palm beach county down to miami-dade county, we're seeing some showers and thunderstorms continuing to flow over. we have picked up roughly 4 to 6 inches of rainfall, that's the consensus across south florida. some isolated areas have picked up well north of 6 inches, nearly a foot, again, in miami. flood watch continues for the southern half of the peninsula of florida. we have a flash flood warning in effect for southern palm beach county. we have a flash flood warning
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also in broward and miami-dade as well. it's going to take a little while for this rain to taper off. we expect 2 to 3 more inches of rainfall on top of what we've already seen. fredericka, we don't expect it to taper off until probably later this afternoon and then we can completely say goodbye, the state of florida can completely say goodbye to this thing by midnight. >> i know they cannot wait. tyler mauldin, thank you so much. ahead, despite the queen's absence, the platinum jubilee celebrations carry on. we'll take you live to london. s may affect blood pressure, they can't just take anything for their pain. tylenol® is the #1 dr.r. recommended pain relief brand for those with high blood d pressure. if you havave questions on whether tylenol is right for you, talk to your doctor. miss allen over there isn't checking lesson plans. she's getting graded on her green investments with merrill. a-plus. still got it. (whistle blows) your money never stops working for you with mrill, a bank of america company.
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right now, the derby is under way near london. the iconic race kicks off day three -- that's buckingham palace right there, but the race kicks off day three of the four-day celebration of queen elizabeth's platinum jubilee. the queen herself isn't at the race. buckingham palace saying the 94-year-old monarch continues to have mobility issues. later this evening there will be a huge party in the queen's honor at the palace. the royal family gathering yesterday for what's called a service of thanksgiving at st. paul cathedral. it did include prince harry and meghan. kate williams is a royal historian. so good to see you so let's start with the queen's health. what do we know? what does this mean mobility issues? >> reporter: well, we understand
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that it's very difficult for her to walk. she's using a stick and it was quite an arduous day out there on the balmocony with the troopg the colour and an update on her health and her granddaughter saying she's feeling well and she will spend the day watching the ceremony in her comfortable clothes at windsor castle so i think that she's 96. she's got incredible health. it seems amazing that ten years ago the london olympics we always thought she was jumping out of a helicopter. well now, you know, it's catching up with her a bit but she's still in good form and i think it's really great her enjoying the celebrations at home and we'll see her again i think this week. >> 96, that's very impressive. so prince charles has stepped in for the queen at some of the events. what is the significance of that? >> yes, it's very significant, so obviously he's stepping in because the queen does need to rest, but also at the same time
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the queen is so popular, this huge jubilee in london has been taken over, giant celebration. she knows she's so popular, so respected and wants there to be a seamless transition to the next monarchy so we get used to seeing charles in these kingly roles opening parliament, at the thanksgiving service and today really hosting this giant party at buckingham palace which is going on behind me, all these pop stars from diana ross to ed sheeran that we're going to get used to seeing charles so there really won't be a big change when the queen is no longer here. >> yeah, and that this is happening is a very big deal. but perhaps for an american audience, may not understand the complete gravity of it all. help give some context as to how historic, how grand this jubilee is. >> it's so historic. we'll never see another one again. i don't think i'll ever seen a queen again in my lifetime but we will never see a monarch who's reigned for 70 years, the
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longest reigning british monarch in history and she's nearly the longest reigning monarch in the world. she's juice got to beat louis xiv of france who built versailles but came to the throne at a young age. when you think she was born just after world war one in 1926 and seen most of the 20th century. historic significance and we will never see a monarchy like this ever again. >> no, i mean, becoming a queen, you know, in her early 20s, i mean, pretty incredible and now celebrating 70 years on the throne. so let's talk about the other stars, right, because they do have that star power, still, prince harry and meghan, the duchess of sussex, they did make this trip to england for the jubilee but how was their arrival. how has it been received even though perhaps they don't have the prominence that they might have had many moons ago, but how have they been received?
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>> reporter: it's been -- people have been thrilled to see them. there's been huge amounts of coverage. giant pictures in the newspaper of meghan and her dior outfit and hat and at the thanksgiving service at st. paul's cathedral, a big ceremony yesterday. they came in and there were huge cheers. i was there reporting, huge cheers from the crowd. people were thrilled to see them and i think it reminds us of this star power the sussexes have got, giant star power even though they're no longer major royal family members and suggests how much they could have given to the royal family had they stayed in the model they were talking about. that's over now but still a lot of excitement to see them and i think people are thrilled to hear they brought lilibet with her turning 1 today their little girl and the queen has met her and presumably given her a birthday present. >> let's speak to the opulence because that is just, you know, so engaging as well. i mean, people were oohing and aahing over what everybody was wearing and how they looked for harry and meghan's wedding and
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then now you have this event. i feel like it's reached that same level of just this eye candy, just watching these events unfold and seeing everybody in their sunday or royal best. describe for us what goes into making a jubilee of this stature like this. >> reporter: well, it really is ten years of planning. the whole of london has been taken over. i'm in green park normally just trees and flowers and it's all with these giant seating areas, everyone can watch the party, just outside the palace all these pop stars coming and, you know, as you say all the royals in their finery and we'll have a giant pageant on sunday. let's hope it doesn't rain in which the gold stagecoach the queen traveled to the coronation in will be a focal point with video of the young queen looking realistic waving out. all these incredible moments. it's incredibly costly. i think it's cost a fortune but
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it really is a huge moment to celebrate in britain the street parties going on, cakes, cookies, everyone is having a really wonderful party and so far the weather has played ball but it is, i think, a giant opulent moment and the palace know we'll never see this again. i think they'll look back at this in the future and monarchy is talked about, discussed. i don't think it will be the same again in the future. >> is it your feeling that perhaps the queen preserving her energy, yes, skipping day two and three publicly so that on day four we're seeing her and that golden carriage that you spoke of. >> reporter: well, we might very well see the queen tomorrow but actually in the carriage it's so interesting. it's a video of the queen. it's like a hole graph of her as a 25-year-old, 26-year-old woman and i find that so interesting that maybe this is the future of monarchy.
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we've got a tour of hole graphs of abba. maybe that's the future. the queen went round the world 40 times, she said i have to be seen to be believed. but this is a huge celebration and i think we will -- the queen has found it tiring but gratifying to see her family come together to support her and see all this excitement and thrill from the crowds. >> well, if anyone can pull any of it off it would be the queen. kate williams, thank you so much. good to see you. all right, coming up, from gun violence to record high inflation, to a major baby formula shortage, a heap of problems for the biden white house to tackle as multiple crises escalate at once. will it undermine potentially his presidency? we'll discuss straight ahead.
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