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precisely the reason they have been warning americans not to go into ukraine to try to help, to volunteer to fight, because they do have concerns about something like this happening, and obviously, jake, as you know, there are no u.s. military on the ground in ukraine to help with something of this magnitude. and so that is the concern that the white house has. but as far as it comes to confirming these reports, they haven't been able to do so yet or say if president biden himself has been briefed on it, yak. though they said they would keep us updated on the status of them. >> you're traveling with secretary of defense lloyd austin who met today with leaders from nearly 50 nations to discuss ukraine. the u.s. announced today that the government is sending an additional billion dollars worth of new military aid. what's included in the latest package? >> two different parts to this package, jake. a third of it is coming directly from u.s. department of defense inventories and that as we have learned over the course of the past 110 days or so, can be shipped in relatively quickly.
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that includes 18 more howitzers on top of what the u.s. has sent in. more than 36,000 rounds of artillery ammunition, and ammunition for the himars system, approved earlier this month. four of those weapons systems, multiple launch rocket systems that can strike at a far greater range. that's about a third of the billion dollars. the other two-thirds is known as the ukraine security assistance initiative and that will go to purchase through direct contracts with weapons manufacturers more weapons for ukraine. that includes two harpoon coastal defense systems, thousands of night vision goggles, thousands of radios so that won't be as fast, but the u.s.'s position is the fight in eastern ukraine is an incremental fight. russia, yes, is making gains, but there is still time to get the critical systems in. how will we find out and when will we see this? the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff said the training on that advanced himars system for the first group wrapped up today. it should enter the fight by the end of the month, so we may know
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quickly how fast this is able to make an impact on what has become a brutal fight, especially in eastern ukraine. jake. >> kaitlan collins and oren liebermann, thanks so much. >> the former russian president sharing a grim prediction for ukraine's future. dmitry medvedev who sits on russia's security council suggested ukraine might not even exist anymore within two years. fred pleitgen joins us live from st. pewterpute petersburg. what does that attitude say about russia's outlook when it comes to the conflict right now. >> it certainly doesn't seem to appear the russians are changing course or thinking about changing course. it looks as though they're doubling down. the remarks and that post on telegram on the messaging app by dmitry medvedev comes a couple days after vladimir putin said to him, this is about russia taking back land that vladimir putin believes is intrinsically russia's and he believes he's very much in the tradition of czar peter the great.
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i was at an economic forum and at a press conference by the spokeswoman for russia's foreign ministry and she kept talking about america essentially being responsible for what's going on in ukraine right now from the russian point of view. i then confronted her with the fact that even vladimir putin says this is about taking back land for the russians. and that led to the following confrontation. >> the president of the russian federation on thursday said, and he likened the special military operation by russia, the invasion of ukraine to the things that peter the great did in the great northern war, and said that russia was, in his estimation, taking back territory that was rightfully russia's and strengthening it. is that not an admission of a severe breach of law? >> when will you start using the same tone of voice when you question authorities? take a look at 2014. we had a referendum.
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>> the big question is, take back and strengthen other country's territories. is that not a violation of international law? >> was there a legal basis to invade iraq? >> we're not talking about iraq. you are invading a sovereign country. >> you mentioned our invasion and occupation of territories. what territories are you talking about? >> well, for instance, the entire region around the azov sea, the invasion, trying to go towards kyiv, where the russian army was beaten back. large parts of the luhansk and donbas, which were under the control of the ukrainian military. and then you have the region around kherson. >> are you talking about donetsk and luhansk? maybe you have more information than i have. i don't have this information about kyiv. the territories of donetsk and luhansk are acknowledged as sovereign states. they're referendums reflecting the will of the people. >> if the russian president says what's going on in ukraine is taking back land that is
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intrinsically russian land and strengthening that land, can you please explain to me what does that mean, where does it end, and is that not a violation of international law? >> you say i don't answer your question. you just don't like the way i answer it. i am answering it. perhaps it clashes with your vision. america said they are exceptional and we said this concept is wrong. but i can tell you that the u.s. troops are now in syria. nobody asked them to come. >> so there you have the spokeswoman for the russian foreign ministry. that was actually just part of the exchange we had in total, that went on for at least ten minutes, maybe more, going back and forth. but certainly, the sense that we got, and that you get on the ground here, is that right now at this point in time, the russians certainly not looking to change course in what they're doing in ukraine. in fact, the russians right now are saying they believe they are making headway in eastern ukraine, especially in that donbas region, and you know some of the things we always hear here is it won't stop until
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russia has met all of its military objectives in ukraine, even though those aren't really fully defined, at least naupt in public. >> strong reporting from fred pleitgen. >> also in our world lead, a new study from a finlish research group showed russia made almost $1 billion from energy exports during the first 100 days of its war in ukraine. the study found that the european union accounts for 61% of that $100 billion. 61% of it. this raises new questions not only about the sincerity of european leaders when it comes to ending putin's war on ukraine, and also why, for example, ukrainians continue to complain that berlin has yet to deliver a single unit of heavy weaponry to kyiv despite having approved it in april. >> in the views of the ukrainian government, the germans have been a lot of talk. >> translator: putin must not win his war, and i am convinced
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he will not win. >> and not enough action. >> this week, president volodymyr zelenskyy issued a rare public rebuke of german chancellor olaf scholz, saying this one to one german news outlet. >> translator: we need the chancellor to give us certainly ehe will support ukraine. they must choose not to do a balancing act between ukraine and the russian federation. >> while it's true sholts uses the right words, calling this a turning point in the history of german foreign policy, a term not used lightly, some critics feel it's different when it comes to german chancellor's deeds. one wrote, the chancellor, despite his strong talk at the beginning of the war, has chosen effectively to do nothing. his indecisiveness is more than a political failure. it amounts to a dangerous weakening of the resolve of those who oppose russia's war,
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clearing the way for more brutality and violence. so critics argue, as russians stomp violently across ukraine, germany has been dragging its boots. germany's economic might as the european union's biggest economy makes it a critical player here. but instead of outright banning all oil and gas imports from russia, germany has opted to, quote, phase out those shipments, continuing a revenue stream which some critics say helps fund russian war efforts. and while germany reacted quickly, vowing to send desperately needed tanks and anti-aircraft systems to the ukrainian front lines, the government later back pedaled, declaring germany needed to keep the weaponry, and that anyway, ukrainian soldiers were not sufficiently trained to handle such advanced technology. that's a criticism quickly rejected by zelenskyy when i sat down with him in april. >> i have heard many times from certain states that did not want
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to give us weapons quickly because our soldiers are not ready from a technical standpoint to use them. but instructors of such equipment, our instructors, will get our troops ready to fight in them. >> when pressed earlier this months, schultz even made the buzaur and false claim that, quote, nobody supplies on a similar scale as germany does, unquote. which is not true in any way. not in total dollars, not in percentages. and in the run-up to russia's invasion, schultz rebuffed international pressure to commit to ending the nord stream 2 pipeline, a massive project that would funnel lucrative gas from russia to germany. president biden said that the pipeline would not happen if russia invades. you won't say that. how would president biden stop the pipeline, just by imposing severe sanctions? and why won't you explicitly say russia, if you invade ukraine, we're canceling the pipeline? >> we're doing much more as one step. and all the steps we will take,
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we will do together, as the president said. we're preparing for that, and you can understand and be absolutely sure that germany will be together with all of its allies and especially the united states. >> under scrutiny from the u.s. and other nato allies, schultz did eventually suspend that project. and he has taken other steps to support ukraine's efforts. such as a pledge to deliver two major weapons to its army, an air defense system and a tracking radar. in addition to humanitarian and medical aid. >> translator: after the russian attack on ukraine, germany revised its decades-long position and for the first time sent weapons and military goods to a war zone. >> domestically, schultz is juggling pressure from multiple sides of his government, including those who want to do less, not more for ukraine. and while many applaud the moves germany has made under the leadership, others wish they had come sooner. >> translator: we need to do everything in order to stop the
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senseless killing. >> simply put, ukrainians say it is difficult to argue that the german leaders are doing everything they can to stop the senseless killing and others observe given germany's history, one might think and hope that their leaders would feel a special obligation to start doing a lot more. coming up, an fda advisory committee just approved covid vaccines for the youngest children, but is it too late? >> then, making a statement to the city of washington, d.c., honoring murdered journalist jamal khashoggi by making sure his killers cannot look away from his name. stay with us. enamel in its weakened state. it's's innovative. my go to toothpaste is going to be pronamel repair.
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for the youngest children in the u.s. kicks off our health lead today. this afternoon, fda advisers decided to okay both moderna and pfizer shots for kids under 5. if parents choose pfizer, that will be a three-dose series. for babies as young as 6 months up to kids 4 years old. if parents prefer moderna, little ones 6 months to 5 years will get a two-dose series of shots, but shots cannot go into little arms just yet. the cdc has to give the final green light. professor of emergency medicine and associate dean of public health at brown university dr. megan ranney joins us. the cdc advisers are going to vote on saturday, but an estimate that looked at blood samples indicated more than 2 in 3 children under 5 have already been infected and that was collected before the height of the omicron surge. i guess my question is, is there the same urgency for parents to still run out to get their little kids vaccinated given
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that that study suggests most kids probably already have antibodies? >> jake, this decision on the part of the fda, there's no two ways about it, a huge win for parents of little kids across the united states right now. yes, many kids have been exposed to covid already, but we know the durability of those antibodies from natural infection is not strong, and particularly during omicron, we're finding that folks are getting reinfected. moreover, these studies occurred in the omicron wave and showed both the moderna and pfizer vaccine were effective both at preventing many infections, not all, but were really effective in preventing hospitalizations and god forbid icu stays. no parent wants their kid admitted to one of my intensive care units and these vaccines help avert that. >> covid hospitalizations are trending down in most northeast states but still ticking up overall, and data shows in the first week of june,
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hospitalizations for kids under 5 were four times higher than those for other children. how effective will the vaccines be for keeping little kids out of the hospital? >> as the data here is really clear, for every million doses of vaccine administered, we're going to keep about 250 kids out of the hospital. that is terrific. again, as you're seeing, during this latest wave, we saw more of those littles, the 0 to 4-year-olds being hospitalized on a relative basis compared to prior waves. that's for two reasons. first, omicron is more transmissible, so more kids were getting infected, and second, we have vaccinated so much of the rest of this population. once we can get vaccines in the arms of little kids, we'll see that number of hospitalizations for 0 to 4-year-olds drop as well. >> a michigan parent of a 3-year-old tells cnn, quote, our best pathway to get back to normal is this vaccine, unquote. how soon can parents start taking their kids to crowded
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indoor play dates without the fear of kids getting really sick? >> it is so tough to keep these kids masked or following other covid precautions. the vaccines are really critical to allaying that fear. here's the deal, with the moderna vaccines, it's about 7 to 14 days after the second dose that your kid will be fully protected. with the pfizer vaccine, which is, again, three doses at day zero, day 21, and then again about eight weeks after the second dose, it's another seven days. you're going to have to wait much longer for full efficacy if you're getting pfizer as opposed to moderna. >> shifting to news about koed in the general population, a new study shows the antiviral pill paxlovid which is used to treat covid symptoms might not be effective in people who are medium or, quote, standard risk. so who should be taking paxlovid and when? >> so, this is a great example
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of a study that's not yet ready to change my practice, because all i have seen is the press release, and it doesn't change my practice. as a doctor, i am prescribing paxlovid to people who are high risk, people who are older, people who have multiple chronic conditions. and we have a lot of studies from other countries, hong kong, israel, and elsewhere, showing paxlovid still has benefit for high risk folks. people who are immuno suppressed, people who have cancer, who have diabetes, even if they're vaccinated. so the takeaway is if you're older or have underlying health problems, as soon as you test positive for covid, call your doctor or go to an urgent care or if you're in a state where pharmacists can prescribe it, go to your pharmacy and get that prescription. the quicker you start taking it, the higher the likelihood of it working. >> doctor, thank so much. >> when the price of the story can be your life, we're going to take you to one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists daring to tell the truth. stay with us. tech vo: this cuss enjoying her morning walk.
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we turn now to our buried lead. those are stories we feel are not getting enough attention. there have been nearly 800 homicides this year in tijuana, mexico. 800. and now some of the journalists covering those murders are being killed themselves. cnn's matt rivers spent an overnight shift with a crime scene journalist in the city and asks why doing simple reporting in mexico can be so deadly. >> tijuana, mexico. in a country plagued by homicide, this city stands out.
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nearly 800 murders already this year, say state officials, which mean the people reporting on those crimes are busy. this we get to see first-hand, meeting up well after dark with free-lance journalist arturo rosales. it's not long before we're off to what police say is a murder scene. >> dangerous neighborhoods look here, where a body was found left in the street. arturo gets to work, snapping photos and going live on facebook. he just describes the basics, time, location, manner of death, in a city like tijuana where murders are often linked to organized crime, even just reporting the facts can be deadly. margarito was a well known crime
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reporter in the city, a happy guy with a quick wit and a big smile. he was killed outside his home earlier this year. a best friend, he taught me everything i know. jesus is a journalist, too. they worked together at countless murder scenes and aguilar worked at his friend's too. i had to see it, he says. i had to see it. it's what we do. we cover homicides. now i witnessed his. prosecutors detained ten people for the crime, though none have been formally charged. authorities say those detained have ties to organized crime but haven't given an exact motive for the killing. martinez's death tragically not that unusual in mexico. 11 journalists have been killed so far this year, according to human rights group article 19, a
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number the mexican government disputes as too high. mexican president says his government is committed to protecting journalists. the difference from before, he says, is that in all these homicides there have already been people detained and there's no impunity. but that is simply not true. the government's own statistics show that more than 90% of crimes in mexico go unsolved. for sonya, herself a tijuana journalist, it creates a morbid reality. she says whatever threats, obstacles to their work, whoever kills a journalist, there are no consequences because we live in a country of impunity. the mexican president also routinely attacks journalists he doesn't like as enemies, often claiming coverage that is critical of him is really just an attack on the mexican people. critics say comments like those
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contribute to the violence journalists face. how many journalists have been killed, he says? a whole lot, that's the truth. that uncertainty, the danger surrounding this job, is with arturo as he drives around tijuana each night. he says there's not much confidence in the government because there is no protection. arriving at our last scene of the night, arturo goes through the motions, and we find out what happened. the driver of that car right there that's now on its side, he was shot while actually driving the car. that would make this at least the tenth homicide that's been recorded in tijuana in just the last 24 hours. and arturo says he'll keep being there to document as many as he can, even though he and all of his fellow journalists know they could go from covering victims to becoming a victim at any
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moment. and jake, it's important to note who the journalists are that are facing threats here. it's not international journalists, not nearly as much national journalists here. it's local journalists, people who live in the same communities where they are covering these kinds of violent acts. that's why they face the kinds of threats that they do. they're simply easier victims. they don't make a lot of money. they can't afford protection. as a result of all this, you're seeing the decimation of critical local news coverage across mexico like so many other parts of civil society in this country, a free press in many places has fallen victim to corruption and violence. jake. >> all right, matt rivers with an important story. thank you so much. >> speaking of murdered journalists, a new honor today for slain "washington post" journalist jamal khashoggi. the city council and washington, d.c. renamed a portion of the street outside the saudi arabian embassy jamal khashoggi way. khashoggi was brutally killed in
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october 2018 after visiting the saudi consulate in istanbul, turkey. the cia says khashoggi was murdered over orders given by saudi crown prince mohammed bin salman, who president biden will be meeting with shortly. >> trump adviser and ally steve bannon just appeared in court. he talked about the january 6th select committee, what did he say? we'll tell you. stay with us. fishing helps ease my mind. it's kinda like having liberty mutual. they customize your car insurance, so you onlpay for what you need. woah! look out! [submarine rising out of water] woah! [minions making noise] minions are bitin' today. (sung) liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty.
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created. his subpoena was invalid, and the judge today was just not buying that. the judge said as a matter of law he could not conclude that this committee was somehow improperly created, that steve bannon's subpoena was somehow invalid. that's an important decision. the case is not getting tossed out, and it invalidates an argument that a lot of republicans have made around this committee. now, the other thing the judge said is that when it came to president trump's attorneys sending bannon's attorney a letter saying where appropriate, you should try to protect some presidential privilege, the judge said this is not some unambiguous assertion. so what this means is that it paves the way for steve bannon to go to trial in this case in july. bannon's team has made it pretty clear they want this to be a rather large spectacle. they're trying to subpoena all of the lawmakers on the january 6th committee to testify at his trial. it's almost certain those subpoenas are going to get thrown out. but in another interesting detail in court today, they said they also might call one of
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donald trump's attorneys to testify at his trial. >> a large spectacle indeed. sara murray, thank you so much. >> let's discuss. olivia, on the one hand, there are election deniers like steve bannon, seeing his day in court for failing to comply with a congressional subpoena, and then there are election deniers such as jim marchant, who finds himself one step closer to a position of power in the election. let's listen to steve bannon talking about jim marchant. >> jim marchant in nevada, the head of the coalition, he had a blow-out win in the primary. maga is on the march. the j-6 committee is totally irrelevant. >> just for folks who don't know, last night, jim marchant, a trump loyalist, easily won nevada's republican nomination for secretary of state. that means somebody who is against democracy, against elections, could be theoretically in charge of running them if he wins the general election in what's
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anticipated to be a good republican year. >> yeah, that's correct, and look, regardless of your political affiliation as an american, this should be extremely alarming. the fact that we're trying to hold someone accountable for what led to january 6th, here's bannon, right, and now you have this other person who is gaining power, and there's a lot of individuals like the one in this situation that are running for office currently who stand a likelihood of actually getting into office, and what does this say about the state of our democracy ongoing? that means this threat, this movement that led to january 6th lives on. >> this is what people like dougluding and others have suggested is the real threat, that 2020 was just a practice run, the dress rehearsal for 2024. take a listen, here are the voices of jim marchant, nevada secretary of state candidate, adam laxalt, the republican senate candidate in nevada, and doug mastriano, the republican
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gubernatorial candidate in pennsylvania. >> people are excited that there's somebody doing something behind the scenes to try to fix 2020 like president trump said. >> no question that they rigged the election. there's no question that they set about changing the rules of the game. >> i'm thankful that president trump's loyal to those that stand for truth and are trying to fight for voting integrity in our state, which needs to happen. i can't believe it's so hard to find what happened in 2020. >> we should also note in new mexico, the state supreme court just ordered a local county commission to certify recent primary results after the commission originally refused to do so, citing distrust of the dominion voting machines. i mean, the lunatics are taking over the asylum. >> that's something. i think that in this instance, i want to point to some of the very strong examples that we had in 2020. brad raffensperger down in georgia really illustrates the
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importance to people of this kind of a position. what happened there was not theoretical, what any one of these people may or may not do once they hold it, we don't know yet. we know what they said, but look what brad raffensperger had to do in 2020. take called from the then president of the united states, defy him, and then publicly stand up for himself in the face of threats to himself and his family. that took a lot of courage. and we should note he is a republican, so it's not as though any republican holding one of these offices would necessarily go down this road, but it underscores the importance of spotlighting exactly what you're spotlighting today, which is these jobs that seem esoteric and outside of what normal americans even voters would normally worry about. they are that important. >> talk about the research on how voters perceive the republican brand, because obviously, the effect of people like bannon on a party that includes people like mitt romney and brad raffensperger can be
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profound. >> i think voters are really ahead of i think recognizing that this party has changed. and steve bannon actually said it himself. maga is now in charge of the republican party. they have taken over. and there's two really core elements to that that people are seeing, which at the core of the republican party, now maga republicans is this lust for power. this willingness to do anything for power. what's been really powerful about the january 6th committee's work about this, a lot of things obviously, but one of them is drawing a direct line between the big lie, denying the elections, and the violence. that is a clear thread, the violence on january 6th does not happen were it not for all of these lies about what actually happened, and what's really terrifying is, yes, brad raffensperger stood up there, but you know, the leadership of the republican party today, mitch mcconnell, kevin mccarthy, where are they? they have endorsed -- mitch mcconnell endorsed adam laxalt,
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he's out there supporting him as the next senator from nevada. so it goes to show you that is who this party has become at its core. >> meanwhile, republicans who were part of this chant, part of the insurrection, are standing by what they said and did. take a listen to josh hawley, the missouri senator who gave the big, you know, support gesture to the masses as they were convening on the capitol on january 6th. manu raju asked him about it, given the fact that we had all this testimony the other day from people inside the trump campaign and the trump administration saying there was nothing to this election fraud nonsense. manu asked josh hawley about that, given he voted against certifying the electoral votes in pennsylvania. take a listen. >> my objection in pennsylvania is we talked about a lot, based on the fact that they changed the rules in the middle of the voting. in multiple different ways. >> would you do it again? >> yeah, for those reasons.
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i hope it never happens again. >> his objections, he said, were to the way vote by mail and absentee ballots were expanded during covid, which went through a complete judicial review and legislative process and all that. i also have to wonder, did i miss josh hawley's objection to the seating of the house republicans from pennsylvania that were elected on the same ballots? or the pennsylvania state treasurer who is a republican, or the pennsylvania auditor general? or was his objection only to joe biden? is that it? >> the answer is yes, the objection is only to joe biden. all of the other republicans who actually performed better than trump on the ballot, have absolutely no problems with their own elections. and that's very telling. but i do want people to pay very close attention to what josh hawley is doing. you're going to hear the same thing from senator ted cruz and a lot of others. this is going to be the big election lie version 2. it's where they try to shift the explanation away from the crazy conspiracy theories to something
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that sounds a little more reasonable, but i think people need to understand that the issues that he is raising there have all, to your point, been adjudicated. they were either rejected by the courts or the courts said we are not hearing these objections because they're being dealt with at the state level. republicans in congress are going to try to change the subject and claim that this is about how the rules were changed during covid, but those complaints should have been logged, were logged before the election, not after the election. it's really just an effort to obscure that they all are trying to kind of paper over their support for trump's election lies, and really deceiving voters because at the end of the day, when trump looks at who he's going to endorse, he wants to know who thinks the election wasn't legitimate. anybody who agrees with that idea is supporting a fallacy that's being debunked as we speak in these hearings. >> you know who had no problem with the pennsylvania electoral
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votes actually being counted? the very conservative republican senator from pennsylvania, pat toomey. who you would think if there had been fraud and serious problems, that he would have been first in line, very conservative republican senator. because you said we should note the republicans who stand up for the right thing. >> he was on sunday shows early in 2021, as this was all still kind of unfolding and ongoing. it might have been right after january 6th, in fact. calling it the big lie. he as a republican used that phrase. we should remember that, too. sometimes we get -- yes, many democrats have wanted to use that, but it's not strictly a democratic phrase. >> those republicans are not long for this world, by the way. they're retiring. >> congressman price in north carolina or south carolina. south carolina. he voted for impeachment. >> even in pennsylvania, the thing that's so frustrating with hawley's comments is it was a
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bipartisan bill passed in 2019 that expanded voting. it wasn't a controversial thing. republicans passed this, and the adjustments made were adjustments happening all over the country because of covid. >> let's be real about what josh hawley's deal is, he's running for president. that's why they all talk thibs was. >> i want to ask olivia, we're going to hear in the next hearing or perhaps one after that, about the pressure put on the vice president pence by president trump and the others around, what are you hoping to learn from that? >> i think it's important to really get the facts out there about what really happened, the amount of pressure and the extent of the pressure on the vice president. and the fact that he held to his oath, to the constitution, and carried out his duty honorably. but i am very interested to hear greg jacob in his own words say what really happened, the extent of it, and i have worked closely with greg. his integrity is unwavering and i'm grateful for that, and i'm
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actually glad that mike pence had someone like that in his corner given all the dynamics and the bullying going on. i think it will be important. i saw mark short will also be featured as part of the hearing. these are the people who were in there, in the moment, facing what was happening, the internal dynamics. i think it's important for americans to hear the entire narrative from beginning to end on what happened, how it was carried out, and what the pence team did internally to figure out how they were going to navigate the situation to get him safely to the capitol and get him to honor his oath. >> looking forward to hearing it. it looks like pence is a good hirer, right? i'll say, you don't have to. thanks one and all. >> two police officers are killed on the job, the mayor now says they were essentially ambushed. stay with us.
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in our national lead now, two police officers in los angeles county are dead after being ambushed while responding to reports of a possible stabbing at a motel. authorities say the suspect shot one officer inside a room before fleeing to the parking lot area where where he shot another hospital. both were taken to the hospital where they were pronounced dead of their injuries. adrian, what more are you learning about this tragedy? >> reporter: jake, a source with the los angeles county district attorney's office tells us the suspect who is now deceased was out on probation for a felony firearms charge when this shooting happened. investigators told us those officers initially responded to a call for a potential stabbing.
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when they encountered the suspect in a motel room, that's when the officer involved shooting occurred, according to police. and the suspect took off, fled to a parking lot. that's where another shooting happened. these officers were beloved by the community. listen in. >> the men and women of the elmonty police department as well as the community is grieving. we've heard the only way to take the sting out of death is take the love out of life and believe me these two men were loved. they were good men. >> he put everybody before him, didn't matter what was going on. he would put himself in the line of fire. >> reporter: and that last person you heard from said she worked with officer joseph santana who recently joined the
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el monte police department. he started his law enforcement career at a neighboring sheriff's department, but he returned home because he wanted to serve and support the community where he grew up. his colleague who was with him that day was corporal michael peretez. he'd been with the department for 22 years. both of these officers leave behind a family. both were married, and both had children. jake? >> adrienne in los angeles, thank you so much. the tesla feature the federal government has said caused 273 crashes in less than a year. stay with us. to gelato made from scratch. raise the jarr to all five layers. raise the jar to the best gelato... you've ever tasted. talenti. raise the jar.
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in our money lead now, bad news for the world's richest man, elon musk. tesla cars got into 273 crashes in a span of nine months while using its full self-driving or auto pilot software. that's according to government data released today showing the real world performance. overall tesla was responsible for about 70% of the 392 driver assist crashes between july 1st of last year and may 15th of this year. elon musk as previously described auto pilot technology as unequivocally safer than normal driving. one footnote federal officials are advising caution before drawing conclusions based on this data. you can follow me on facebook, instagram, twitter and the
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