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very warm welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm isa soares in london. just ahead here on "cnn newsroom" -- >> did you think the vice president of the united states was in danger? >> i thought it was important at least to let the secret service know that it was about to become a much more public disagreement. >> mike pence, i hope that you are going to stand up for the good of our constitution and for the good of our country.
and if you are not, i'm going to be very disappointed in you. >> joseph r. biden jr. has received 306 votes. donald trump has received 232 votes. >> the riot ters came close to capturing the vice president and i think that there is very good evidence that they would have done harm to him perhaps even killed him. >> live from london, this is "cnn newsroom" with isa soares. >> welcome to the show. it is thursday, june 16th. 9:00 a.m. here in london. 4:00 a.m. in washington where in the coming hours the third january 6 hearing will resume in the capital. today's hearing is expected to focus on the white house's pressure campaign on then vice president mike pence to block certification of the 2020 election.
lawmakers will argue trump's comments about pence directly contributed to the deadly insurrection and put pence's life in danger. >> mike pence -- i'll tell you right now, i'm not hearing good stories. i hope that our great vice president, our great vice president, comes through for us. he is a great guy. of course if he doesn't come through, i won't like him quite as much. >> numerous white house advisers and lawyers told trump that the vice president did not have the constitutional authority to stop the election certification. thi thursday's hearing is also expected to have new details about pence's whereabouts on the day of the insurrection. and this is a photo of the mob hunting for him, the mob shouting this, have a listen. [ chanting ]
>> pens oce was whichked away. and his former chief of staff spoke to wolf blitzer. >> you were concerned about the vice president's security because of what the president was saying? >> because it was about to become a much more public occasion. and i knew that the president was about to express that in a more public manner that again, i'm not sure the consequences of that were thought through with thousands of people coming to washington. >> and republican congressman barry loudermilk is yet to speak to the select committee about a tour he gave the day before the riot. newly released video shows one man taking photos during the tour. committee members found that suspicious because those areas don't normally attract attention from visitors. he is seen apparently photographing congressional stairways, security checkpoints
and hallways. and the next day he returned and recorded himself and others marching to the capitol. and he could be heard issuing ominous threats to democratic leaders in congress. >> there is no escape, pelosi. schumer. nadler. we're coming for ya. we're coming in like white on rice for pelosi, nadler, schumer. even you, aoc. we're coming to take you out. we'll pull you out by your hairs. how about that, pelosi? >> the new footage appears to be at odds with findings released earlier this week by u.s. capitol police, they said that officers did not find the activities of the tour group really raised any concerns.
when asked about it, congressman loudermilk insisted there was nothing nefarious about the tour group. >> these are folks who had they have been to washington, d.c. and they were here to visit their congressman. >> so why not just speak to the committee? >> because the committee never called me and asked me anything. >> and that is not exactly true that the select committee never reached out to loudermilk. a letter seeking information more was sent to him about a month ago. >> we had asked representative loudermilk -- we didn't accuse him of anything, we asked him to come in and talk to us about this tour, which he has not done even yet. and as you can see from the video, and we were going to go over the video with him since he has refused to come in, we released it and he can look at it now, but you can see that this rioter was there the day before with the representative
and he was taking pictures of things that tourists aren't usually interested in. taking pictures of the stairwell up to the ways and means committee where later the next day members were sheltered in place, taking pictures of the tunnel between the rayburn building and the capitol where the next day i was evacuated through that tunnel. and we also know that the extremists were compiling maps of the tunnels and the buildings before january 6. >> and a source familiar with the january 6 investigation says that the panel is in possession of emails between conservative activist virginia thomas and attorney john eastman. she is the wife of clarence thomas and eastman was behind the pressure campaign on pence. the source declined to say what was in the emails but said that the committee is considering
adding thomas to the list. neither have responded for comment. and a former trump adviser could be headed to trial next month for contempt of congress. a federal judge rejected steve bannon's legal evident to dismiss the case against him. he claimed that the recent contact with trump was protected by executive privilege. the judge ruled that the claims couldn't be legally justified setting the stage for bannon to stand trial. bannon left the trump white house in 2017. and cnn coverage of today's hearing will begin at noon eastern time, that is 5:00 in the afternoon if you are watching in london. the committee says two of trump's former advisers are set to testify. so say tuned to cnn for that sflo. the federal reserve is rolling out its largest interest rate hike in 30 years as it pledges to bring down sky high
in-fligs. t inflation. it is an aggressive move to try to tame inflation. it will lead to higher costs on things like mortgages and auto loans. jerome powell said that it was the eye catching may report that led to the need for a more dramatic rate hike. and while he can't rule it out, powell doesn't expect increases down the road to be as high. have a listen. >> we anticipate that ongoing rate increases will be appropriate. the pace of those changes will continue to depend on the incoming data and the evolving outlook for the economy. clearly today's 75 basis point increase is an unusually large one and i do not expect moves of this size to be common. >> and cnn correspondents are tracking it all. selina wang is live for us in beijing but let's start with anna stewart. while 75 basis points was pretty
of the expectation, we haven't seen these kind of increases since the 1990s, which really i think is fair to say underscores the seriousness of the economic picture. what did you take away from what the fed said? >> reporter: we actually didn't expect this sort of hike even a week ago. it was really the inflation figures that came out on friday that shocked the markets and i think shocked the federal reserve into this action. if i was to summarize the entire meeting yesterday, it would be from jerome powell inflation is bad, we're doing what we can, but there is only so much that we can control particularly with inflation. considering energy prices are very much reliant on the war in ukraine given supply chain disruptions has a lot to do with the pandemic. so those are the things that they can't control. what they can control is rates. and when you lower rates of course you encourage people to go out, spend, spend, spend, businesses expand, that kicks an economy into action. and when you raise rates, you
get the opposite effect. now, life for people and businesses is already getting more expensive. when we look at prices at the petrol or at store, what you have to borrow, things are get even more expensive. that can cool inflation but probably not as much as needed. and the nerve will be concern f concerned about is protecting the jobs market and not stopping people from spending. so i think month to month we are se seeing very different actions from the federal reserve and also different desires from the market. a month ago market didn't want a 75 basis point hike. this is what they were
practically begging for yesterday. >> a very fine balancing ability for jerome powell, something that you and i have discussed. and something else that we've been discussing for some time and this is really a question for selina wang, where investors are convinced whether this is enough. are markets cheering this morning? >> reporter: well, originally we saw asia markets cheering this news following the rally on wall street but then we saw that momentum start to slip and now the picture is pretty mixed on mainland china. stocks just slightly down, stocks falling in europe and hong kong. hong kong actually also hiked their interest rates following the move from the fed which is sparking concerns in hong kong that this could derail hong kong's very fragile economic recovery from the pandemic. now to anna's point, the whole point of the rate hike is to cool the economy, to reduce demand for goods and services so that that will help bring prices down. but while markets are happy this means that the fed is taking
inflation seriously, there are concerns if it could tip the economy into recession. now, inflation is a global issue especially as we see global food prices rise. but interestingly here in china, prices are actually cooling. and that is because the country's zero covid lockdowns have suppressed retail and factory activity. so that gives china central bank more room for stimulus compared to many countries around the world like the u.s. that are scrambling to tame inflation with these aggressive rate hikes. but china's central bank actually is not going with aggressive monetary easing. and that is coming at a time when zero covid is still inflicting pain on this economy. some economists are calling it china's economy being in the worst shape in the past 30 years. we just saw data for may from china, those retail sales dropping for the third consecutive month and industrial production just barely turning positive. so still a murky picture in
china. at the same time you have looming recession in the u.s., some analysts are predicting china's contract will con tract, a double whammy because china is a massive producer and consumer of the world's goods. >> and i want to show viewers european markets are falling right now, down more than 1%, almost 2% at one point. there you go. similar picture with the cac 40, it speaks of the nervousness, that perhaps enough is not being done. and perhaps that the ecb needs to do more, something that we've been discussing here in terms 6 the bond yields that we've been seeing. thank you both. now to a surprise visit to ukraine from french president
macron. three european leaders arrived about an hour ago. they have been critical for being slow to deliver weapons. so this trip possibly an effort to shore up relations. mr. macron and mr. schultz vowing to deliver support and unity to ukraine's president. this is just one day after u.s. president joe biden pledged an additional $1 billion in security assistance for ukraine. clare sebastian is here with me in london, but first let's go to salma abdelaziz who is joining us from kyiv. what do we though about this visit by the leaders? what does president zelenskyy want to come out of this?though visit by the leaders? what does president zelenskyy want to come out of this? >> reporter: this is an historic visit. yes, of course, it is a moment to show force from europe, but also a time to mend fences. president zelenskyy has been
critical splauparticularly of president macron during this time. when it comes to the german chancellor, the accusation is despite the fact that germany is the largest economy, it dragged its feet on providing military aid and support to ukraine. and when they finally announced the aid, critics say that it is very small compared to the size of the better man ec german economy. but even more critically, they have not banned the russian imports but instead said that they would phase them out. president zelenskyy says that that amounts to funding russia's invasion here in ukraine. and so there has been a testy exchange there. so you will expect that president zelenskyy will push the german chancellor on the issue of sanctions in particular and the issue of more military aid and support. and there have also been testy
exchanges with president macron who, fair paraphrasing here, s that they should not provide the military and president zelenskyy said that russia was to blame here in this conflict. and then you also have the other issue of ukraine's bid to join the european union. we expect to hear on friday from the european commission as to whether or not they will recommend ukraine for a to join the eu. now, joining the eu is a very lengthy process. this would just be the beginning. it takes years if not decades to get there. so president zelenskyy will be looking for more than rhetoric from these three european leaders. he will be looking for material support and increase sanctions on russia wherever possible and he will be looking for that to be a long term support here. >> yeah, material really that he
has been asking for for some time. salma abdelaziz, thank you very much. clare sebastian is with me here in the studio. you know it is clear that they are getting the support, nato meeting as well, support from the eu, support from the und, that $1 billion in military assistance. what is the kremlin -- what is russia saying here? because they are making small but incremental gains on the ground. >> december spite the gain thise barks they are also seeing the diplomatic red lines in danger of being crossed. all of it is extremely worrying to russia. and we're hearing from the kremlin spokesperson, and he said only way for russia and u.s. to normalize relations is understand that russia does not intend to become anyone's
vassal. so they are becoming increasingly strident. but he also said that he believes that it is essential to continue communication. russia has had this refrain from the beginning that however hard you try, you can't isolate us. they are saying that they are frankly too big and too essential to be isolated. and they continue to sort of prove it in actions. we see the call with xi jinping on wednesday, russia describing it as unprecedented level of relations and they continue to use their gas leverage in europe. >> okay. thank you very much. and now to americans fighting alongside ukrainian troops are missing and feared captured by russian forces. the men are both from alabama and they went missing during a battle. a russia propaganda channel did not name them but claimed had two americans were captured in the region. some of the missing americans'
loved ones appeared on cnn earlier. >> alex did not go there as a representative of the u.s. military. he went there is as a civilian with military training. he went there on his own. he was not september there by our government. >> he went there to volunteer. he wasn't -- he knew he wasn't doing what was easy, but he was doing what was right and what he truly felt called to by the lord to do. two britons have been sentenced to death for fighting with ukraine in the donetsk region. devastating flooding has hit yellowstone park. coming up, how global warming is threatening the national treasure. historic heat, some records standing for as much as 150 years and even hotter weather is coming up.
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wisconsin. a number of nearby homes were damaged and the interstate closed for more than three hours as trailers were blown on their sides. luckily no major injuries were report. and that tornado comes as parts of the united states are being gripped by unseasonable heatwave, scorching temperatures right across the southeast as you see there and the midwest. nearly 120 million people were under heat warnings and advisories on wednesday. more than a dozen cities have been setting record highs. pedram javaheri is joining us now with more. good morning. how long is this heat expected to last? >> across the northern united states, just a couple more days. for the southern u.s., we get a brief break and then potentially hotter weather this time next week. and i want to show you what we've observe in the past 24 hours. montgomery's record of 100 degrees was tied for the day. keep in mind ulysses s. grant was president of the united states and the sport of basketball yet to be invented
and records standing that long that were shattered in the past 4 hours. wle multiple stircities are dealingh the upper 90s and low 100s. about 60 plus million americans still under the hot weather alerts that are in place. and of course still about 300,000 customers without power scattered about portions of the midwest and even parts of the southern u.s. from recent severe weather that we've seen. but that dome of high pressure wants to shift back toward the west and we'll get a break here. cooler temperatures come in saturday and sunday for the midwestern and northeastern united states. but that origiridge is expected rebuild back over the southern u.s. again. chicago, down to 71, not too bad. you think that we're headed in the right direction. but you look at the forecast and eventually temps get warmer than the next few hours.
chicago climbing up to the upper thipts 90s again by tuesday. by this i'm next week, back to the century mark in atlanta. and with the humidity, we'll feel closer to 106 to maybe 108 across parts of the southern u.s. >> i'm still thinking about that record in montgomery from 1875. pedram, thank you very much. as if the baby formula short annual in the u.s. wasn't bad enough, severe storms caused a flood inside a plant in sturgis, michigan forcing to suspend production of the baby formula. abbott says that the shutdown could last a few weeks but the company is assuring moms and dads that they have more than enough stock left to meet demand. this is just less than two weeks after the plant restarted following a month's long closure of a harmful bacteria. parts of yellowstone is set to reopen as early as monday.
the reopening would be in areas not badly hit by floods. officials had closed all five of the park's entrances on monday due to damage from major flooding. this video was taken near the park's north entrance, sue there heavy rain and melting snow have washed out r0eds anoads and dam bridges. nick watt has the story for you. >> reporter: that is insane. this was a home for park employees, obliterated by the yellowstone river. as was the one and only road in from the north entrance. the oldest national park on earth is now closed. >> i've heard this is a 1,000 year event. what that means, these days it happens more and more frequently. >> reporter: this is climate change, an unusually late heavy snowfall, then unusually high temperatures melting that snow.
plus a lot of rain. combining to cut off this gem of the american west, more than 2 million acres, 1,000 miles of trails, 500 geysers, bears, birds. as much as three months worth of water barreled down this valley in three days. breaking record high river levels, set over 100 years ago. overwhelming infrastructure built for what was normal last century, not for the extreme and unpredictable that is becoming normal in this. for the benefit and enjoyment of the people says the grand old gate. not right now. this northern entrance likely will not open again this summer. because that one road this will take months to fix. >> there is nobody here -- there is one hotel that is shutting down, told all its employees to go home. >> you were booked and now one
person who is leaving? >> we were booked for a year. >> reporter: and now a ghost town. probably will be for months. >> it is a yellowstone town and it lives and dies by tourism. >> reporter: there should be more than 10,000 people in the park on a summer's day. today just a few hikers left in the back country. and all this might not be over. there is still 12 inches of snow pack up there and high temperatures are forecast for the weekend. more snow might melt and the yellowstone river might rise. again. last year in a report the u.s. geological survey basically said that this would happen, that there would be more precipitation and quicker snow melt. they also said that that is going to continue for the years to come. now, the south of yellowstone park could open next week. the northern gate, it will be months.
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40,000 troops under guided command and more on high alert but more needs to be done. and or en liebermann is live fo us in brussels. and from what i understand, the u.s. was pretty fast announcing that $1 billion in military aid to ukraine. what can we expect in terms of commitment from the other nato allies? because i remember listening to stoltenberg yesterday, he was saying that we will help ukraine with what is needed for it to prevail here. >> reporter: we've already seen some small announcements. none as large as that $1 billion from the united states which includes howitzers, ammunition and more. germany announced that it would send in three multiple launch systems. not a large number, but a more powerful system than others gave sent in. so that is significant. key question, how fast will it arrive. will there be more announcements today. jens stoltenberg seemed to indicate that there may be as
they remain united. so we'll watch for that. but that is not just what this is all about, weapons, supplies, shipments, that was a big focus of the meeting yesterday. the nato defense minister will look at what changes need to take place in nato force posture on the european continent in light of russia's invasion of ukraine, in light of russia'sing a xwin inaggression. who can provide the forces for the battle groups as well as the commanders for those battle groups. those are some of the questions that the nato defense minister will deal with today. and then of course another big issue here, just simply getting set up for the nato summit later this month. so that will also be part of the focus. defense secretary lloyd austin also talked about finland and sweden expressing how welcoming he would be for those countries to join, but they still haven't worked through the objections from turkey.
so that is likely wochbone of tg issues that will come up to see if they can make some progress. >> and a summit that stoltenberg said would be transformative. we of course shall see that. oren liebermann, thanks very much. and as ukraine's allies talk in brussels, russia keeps using energy exports to fill its war chest. they raked in close to $1 billion in energy sales in the first 100 days of the war. more than 60% of those sales went to the european union where the biggest buyer is germany. and as jake tapper reports, berlin is facing accusations that it is not walking the walk on ukraine. >> reporter: in the views of the ukrainian government, the germans have been a lot of t talk -- >> putin must not win his war and i'm convinced that he will not win.
>> reporter: -- and not enough action. there was a rather public rebuke saying this -- >> translator: we need chancellor schultz to give us certainty that they will support ukraine. he and his government must choose not to do a balance wiling act. but choose which is their priority. >> reporter: because while he uses the right words saying that putin is a warmonger, some critics feel that it is different when it comes to german chancellor schultz's dudes. one wrote that the chan slor ch has chosen to do nothing and it amounts to a weaken of the resolve clearing the way for more brutality and violence. so critics argue as russians
stomp across ukraine, germany has been dragging its boots. germany's economic might as the european union's biggest economy makes it a critical player. but instead of outright banning all exports, 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 frontlines, schultz's government back pedaled saying that ukrainian soldiers were not trained to handle such technology. quickly rejected by zelenskyy. >> translator: i've heard many times from certain states that did not want to give us weapons quickly because our soldiers are not ready from a technical standpoint to use them.
but instructors of such equipment, our in-structure tors, will get our troops ready to fight. >> reporter: when pressed earlier this month,tors, will get our troops ready to fight. >> reporter: when pressed earlier this month, shichultz ss that nobody supplies as germany does. which is not try in total dollars, not in percentages. and in the run-up to the invasion, schultz initially rebuffed international pressure to commit to ending the nord stream 2 pipeline, a massive project that would funnel lucrative nam gas ftural gas fr russia to germany. how would president biden stop the pipeline just by imposing severe sanctions and why won't you explicitly say that russia if you invade ukraine we're canceling the pipeline? >> we're doing much more as one step. we are -- in all the steps we take, we will do together. as the president said, we are
preparing for that and yyou can be sure that germ any any will together with all its allies. >> reporter: 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 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 september weapons and military goods to a warzone. >> reporter: domestically shuttle is juggling pressure from multiple sides including those who want to do less not more for ukraine. and while many applaud the moves germany has made, others wish that they had come sooner.
prosec pros . >> translator: we need to do everything to stop the senseless killing. and president zelenskyy is joined by european leaders in kyiv. and this just into cnn, romania's president has arrived in kyiv to remain the other leaders. he plans to show his support for ukrainian president president zelenskyy and added that russia's illegal aggression must stop. of course we'll stay on top of that visit. now in brazil, police finally have some answers in the case of two men who went missing in the amazon more than a week ago. they also have plenty more questions. one of the suspects, a local fisherman, confessed to killing a british journalist. the man showed police where the pair were killed in the jungle and where they were buried. the justice minister confirmed that human remains had been found while searching the sites and police say more arrests are
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anthony fauci has tested positive for covid-19 his institute said. he is showing mild symptoms and is working from home. dr. fauci is fully vaccinated with two boosterer shots. he was set to appear in a senate hearing today on the u.s. response to covid-19. that will most likely be a virtual appearance now. a big step has been taken towards getting vaccines for young children in the united states. advisors at the food and drug administration are unanimously
recommending the moderna and pfizer shots. pfizer would be a three dose series for babies as young as six months up to kids four years old. and if parents prefer moderna, children six months to five years old would get two doses. but both the fda and cdc have to weigh in on the recommendation. but the white house says that the shots could begin next week. and many children have already been infected, so should parents get theirs ones vaccinated? >> yes, many kids have been exposed to covid already. but we know that the durability of those antibodies from natural infection is not strong and particularly during omicron we're finding folks are getting reinfected. more over the studies occurred during the omicron wave and they show that both the moderna and pfizer vaccine were effective both at preventing many infections not all, but were
really effective at preventing hospitalizations and god forbid icu stays. >> bangladeshly moderna is planning to study a vaccine for babies three to six months of age. appropriateness is yet to be determined. the trial begins in accepts. the man accused of carrying out the last month shooting in buffalo, new york will appear in federal court to answer to hate crime charges. it was believed to be a racially motivated attack. and listen to the attorney general who met with families of the victims yesterday. >> his goal was to, quote, kill as many blacks as possible. the affidavit outlines how the defendant prepared for month s to carry out this attack. it alleges that he selected the target because it has a highest
percentage of black people closeness to where he lives. he selected tops store because it is where a high density of black people can be found. and he made a map of the inside of the tops store, quote, and decided the best plan of attack for the heist chance of success. >> after meeting with the victims' families, they visited a memorial next to the supermarket. garland laid roses at the site, one for each victim. meantime u.s. lawmakers are still trying to find a way to finalize a bipartisan deal on guns by the entsd of the week. it is a self imposed deadline, but at least two glaring issues remain unresolved according to john cornyn. one being the funding in each state and the other, finding a way to close the boyfriend loophole, an exception which currently allows some of those
convicted of domestic violence to buy or possess firearms. one democratic senator says that he is confident that they will meet the deadline. have a listen. >> i was, frankly, somewhat pleased to hear that senator cornyn thought that we only had two outstanding issues. we probably have lot more than two, but all can be settled. i think the american public won't accept nothing as an answer. we cannot go back home over july wi 4th, tell people that we let politics get in the way of getting something done. so i think that we can wrap this up and get the final issues settled. >> and lawmakers will meet again in the coming hours to continue that very conversation. and still to come here on the show, kevin spacey will soon appear before a u kuk court ove m multiple charges of sexual assault. that after a short break.
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april 2013. and involved three different men. spacey has previously denied all accusations. my producer is telling me that we saw him arriving in the last few moments. and this of course, nina, the actor's first appearance. talk us through the charges against him. >> reporter: yeah, that's right, kevin spacey just arrived about 10 minutes ago right here behind where i'm standing. intense media interest. he looked rather relaxed, he was awaring a mid blue sight and suit and his trademark black glasses. he is coming here voluntarily to defend himself. and in a statement to good morning americameamerica, he sae was confident that he could prove his innocence. he is facing four charges in the time that he lived in the uk
when he was rather influential figure here on the cultural scene. during this period there are four allegations of sexual assault. two on a man in his 40s, two men in their 30s. and this is in the western part of the uk where many celebrities have their country houses. we're expecting the hearing to be very brief. it is just an initial one usually during which the accused will have the charges laid out against them, confirm their name, 62 years old, and then probably be various other dates that will be set from here. obviously this is the first time that we've seen kevin spacey out
in public since his career has faced and private life has faced intense scrutiny. remember he is still facing charges in new york in a federal court over there. >> i know you'll stay on top of it for us. nina dos santos, thanks very much. now, we are learning cars made by tesla are using its autopilot software were involved in 273 crashes over a span of nine months. that is according too new data released wednesday. elon musk described it as safer than normal driving but some lawmakers are concerned about the danger the technology may pose. but don't cancel your tesla order just yet. federal officials advise caution before drawing conclusions. and that does it here for me. thank you very much for your company. our coverage continues on "early start."
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welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. it is thursday, june 16. >> thursday. we are slowly plowing through this week. i'm christine romans. nice to see you. the next public hearing of the january 6 committee set to start just hours from now. the committee plans to draw a straight line from former president trump's words to the capitol riot. aides say the panel will focus on trump's campaign to pressure the vice president into blocking the certification of president biden's victory on january 6.