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hello. i'm victor blackwell. welcome to "cnn newsroom." alison is off. we start this hour with questions of potential legal jeopardy for former president donald trump and his attorney, eastman. the committee made their most forceful case that trump was responsible for the insurrection. the committee revealed evidence that trump and eastman knew that their plot to push then-vice president mike pence to overturn
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the results was illegal. but they pushed anyway. listen to former trump white house lawyer eric herschmann on his conversation with eastman. >> i said are you out of your effing mind. i was completely blunt. i said you're crazy, you're going to cause riots in the streets. and he said words to the effect of, there's been violence in the history of our country to protect the democracy or protect the republic. >> testimony revealed even after the capitol riot, eastman pushed for delay in certifying the election and later asked for a pardon. [ crowd chanting ] >> the committee also outlined just how close rioters were to the then vice president and pointed out that some of them had seen president trump's tweet at 2:24, saying that pence lacked courage. >> recent court filing by the
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department of justice explains the confidential informant from the proud boys told the fbi the proud boys would have killed mike pence if given a chance. >> some of those rioters came within just 40 feet of vice president mike pence. let's turn to cnn's manu raju on capitol hill. so we've learned multiple times that people inside the trump orbit rejected eastman's idea of what vice president pence could have done, but still the former president pushed on. >> reporter: he did push on, and even though he was told and eastman were both told that it was illegal and that the supreme court would never stand for it, and even though mike pence directly told donald trump multiple times that he would not go through with this effort to simply reject the will of the voters while overseeing the joint certification -- the certification of those electoral votes in congress, donald trump still pushed for mike pence to do what he wanted him to do, which is essentially to install
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him in a second term as president. this is a pressure campaign that was relentless, continued for weeks, trump pressuring pence, eastman pressuring aides up until january 5th, in which they got into an intense discussion about this. and on the morning of january 6th itself, the committee revealed that donald trump had a heated conversation with mike pence, berated him, insulted him, called him a wimp, and mike pence still withstood that pressure. and the reason why, according to greg jacob, who was the pence attorney who testified yesterday before the committee, he said that mike pence recognized that what donald trump was doing was simply unconstitutional. >> no vice president in 230 years of history had ever claimed to have that kind of authority, hadn't claimed authority to reject electoral votes, are not claimed authority
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to return electoral votes back to the states in the entire of the history of the united states, not once had a joint session ever returned electoral votes back to the states to be counted. >> reporter: now, eastman did not cooperate with the committee. in fact, when he appeared to testify before the panel, he took the fifth many times and did not answer the committee's questions. but the committee did reveal that he did seek a pardon, in fact sending an email to rudy giuliani, asking to be included on a potential list of pardons. the committee also revealing that he, himself, eastman, recognized that this theory he was pushing was not legally valid, even in october of 2020, had written down that no one has the authority that both donald trump and eastman were claiming pence had. a lot of key revelations here today. >> indeed there were. let's move to ginny thomas, the wife of clarence thomas.
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the committee wants to hear from her. is she planning to meet with them? >> reporter: she was indicated that she is open to talking to the committee, suggesting to the conservative news outlet "daily caller" that she wants to clear up some misconceptions. she was pushing to overturn the election herself and she had emailed eastman. it's unclear exactly what are in the emails to eastman but the committee has those in its possession and it sent a letter to thomas saying that they have obtained evidence that eastman worked to develop alternate as late as of electors to stop the count on january 6th and the panel added that it had evidence that you had certain communications with john eastman during this time period and we believe you may have information concerning john eastman's plans and activities relevant to our investigation. we'll see if she does come forward, behind closed doors, if they have to subpoena her. all of that needs to be worked out. >> manu raju on capitol hill, thank you. let's bring in ellie honig, cnn legal analyst and former
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federal and state prosecutor. he also wrote the book "hatchet man". let's start with doj and their exchange with the committee. they have renewed their request for the transcripts, and let me read a line from the letter they sent to the committee. the select committee's failure to grant the department access to these transcripts complicates the department's ability to investigate and prosecute those who engaged in criminal conduct in relation to the january 6th attack on the capitol. how unusual is it that in any respect the doj investigations are at the mercy of a congressional committee? >> this is backwards. usually it's the exact opposite. i was at doj for a long time. doj prosecutors have every reason to be way out ahead of congress when it comes to an investigation, because doj has way more powerful tools at their disposal. for example, doj can issue grand jury subpoenas, which actually have teeth and judges will
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enforce. congress only has congressional subpoenas, which can be fairly casually blown off with no consequence. doj can issue wiretaps, congress can't do that. doj can do search warrants. congress can't do that. so doj can use the threat of imprisonment to flip non-cooperators. usually you see doj way out ahead of an investigation and congress scrambling to catch up. here it's reversed. >> does this resistance or delay jeopardize any potential criminal charges against former president trump or any of the political figures? >> it could jeopardize pending charges. we know doj has charged over 800 people relating to the capitol attack. prosecutors have an obligation to turn over exculpatory evidence, evidence that may be helpful to a defendant. so if you're a prosecutor, you have to go out and gather any evidence that may help a defendant even in any small way. so i also think doj is trying to satisfy that here. what they want to avoid is a
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situation where they say, judge, there's evidence that congress has, we don't have it, can you tub it over and the judge might dismiss those cases. >> i watched a really interesting conversation this morning on "new day" and jeff tuben said that the doj should not pursue a case against the former president for using his political influence, his office to try to overturn an election. what do you think? i thought that was the whole point of this. >> i had done the prior segment so i discussed this after, and i told him, first of all, doj has to take a look. there's no justification to say we're not even going to look. to me, if somebody used their official power to commit a crime, especially if the goal of the crime was to help that person stay in power, that's all the more reason they need to be investigated, and if the evidence is there, charged. >> ginny thomas, we just heard from manu there. you think this should be more than just an invitation to speak with the committee. >> call me highly spectacle that there ever comes a day where
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ginny thomas goes in front of this committee even behind closed doors and fully answers questions without invoking some privilege. i'm dubious that will happen. but the committee clearly has a whole long list of questions they need to ask ginny thomas. she was at the january 6th rally, she said she left before the violence started. she was texting with mark meadows and emailing with john eastman, interacting with legislators in arizona. she has her hand in a whole bunch of things. if the committee is serious about talking to her, they can subpoena here. if she's willing to go in voluntarily and answer questions, good on her. >> we'll see. thank you. joining me, olivia troy, a former homeland security counterterrorism and covid task force adviser to vice president pence and cnn commentator scott jennings who served as assistant to president george w. bush. good to have you both. going into the most recent hearing this was a competing voices narrative that former
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president trump had in one ear all of the officials, members of his team who we heard who said that this plan was illegal, but on the other side he had eastman saying he could do it. now we know that even, according to mark short, eastman acknowledged that it was a violation of the 12th amendment in the presence of the former president. he did it anyway. what are your big take-aways from what we heard in the most recent hearing? >> first, it was incredibly astonishing, i attended the hearing in person yesterday and everyone knew that what they wanted the vice president at the time to do was illegal and that everyone was acknowledging the fact that it was illegal, and yet they continued to find different ways to continue with their illegal plan. so it's very clear to me that eastman is in a lot of trouble, and this evidence was front and center and there is no way around that. and i'm hoping that now, as facts and these witnesses come forward, you're hearing that from their direct testimony and
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things that they witnessed firsthand that americans are paying attention and that they're listening to these hearings and understanding why this is so important. >> scott, i think the last time we spoke it was the afternoon before that prime-time hearing and i asked what would it take for this to break through, with some of those trump supporters who are still sticking with him. you said there would need to be something new, something big. we've certainly heard new. do you think it's breaking through? >> not really, candidly, i think the committee is going to be viewed by his most ardent supporters as stacked with trump haters who have been trying to bring him down for a long time. when you see adam schiff and jamie raskin on television, that's a signal to those kinds of people you're asking me about that this is a kangaroo court. that doesn't mean the presentations haven't been compelling or the details haven't been chilling, but i don't necessarily see his core supporters peeling off over this. the conversation you had, by the way, i think the fascinating not
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just from a legal perspective, but from a political perspective. because the question would be if he were to be indicted or put in legal jeopardy by this, what would the political impact of that be. you might assume it would be bad, but there's some school of thought where that actually could turn him into a martyr for people and solidify his support. so it's sort of a fascinating game of 4d chess going on right now in washington over his future. >> scott, when you say that some of the president's supporters turn on the hearings and they hear from adam schiff, they're hearing from bill barr, they're hearing from ivanka trump and va jared kushner, people who worked in trump's white house, worked on his campaign. he is the father of one of the people who we heard from during this hearing. so how is it possible they can look at this and say these are never-trumpers? >> well, they wouldn't think that about his children, certainly. but i think one thing we've learned about trump's sort of orbit over the last few years is
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that when someone becomes disposable, that's how trump views them and that's how his supporters view them. bill barr was an amazing attorney general. he did a lot of things for donald trump. i mean, this was a guy who came in at a time when trump needed somebody like that and did a terrific job and now they've discarded him as well. my point was simply that when nancy pelosi chose to put those people on this committee, they ran the risk of politicizing it and sucking the credibility out of it for that particular audience that you're asking me about. but i think it's candidly been quite effective for the committee to put republicans up there to show that there were a lot of people around donald trump who were trying to tell him the truth. so i think that was the most effective thing they could have done. there's a segment of people they're not going to reach with that message. >> adam schiff not on the committee, but we have heard from him in relation to it. olivia, let me come back to you. we heard from greg jacob, we heard from mark short about what they witnessed, the pressure
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that came onto vice president pence, but mike pence could speak for himself. first, do you think he should? second, do you think he will? >> look, i've been calling for mike pence to come forward and at least address a lot of these stolen election narratives that continue to be push, like they're still being pushed by candidates that are running for elected office today, which are extremely dangerous for our democracy and undermining our electoral system. i've wanted him to come forward and tell the truth from his own words, because i think it would be more powerful to hear from him. do i think he will? i don't think he will. i think greg jacob and mark short are as close as we're going to get to mike pence. but, honestly, i don't know that we would hear anything new from him if he did come forward and testify at the committee hearing because it will be the same information we're getting now. >> scott, what do you make of this disagreement, this resistance from the committee, the repeated requests from the
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doj to get those transcripts? we know that one of the audiences for the hearings is the attorney general, that they -- at least some of them have said they want or believe that there are crimes that have been committed. what do you make of what we're seeing? >> well, i mean, obviously there are people who -- and we've heard from our own legal analysts who think trump has committed crimes or at least people around him have. so you have a belief that the committee has a responsibility to turn over any of that information if that's what they believe. on the other hand, it would be a monumental political decision for the current administration to prosecute the president from the previous administration. it would be monumental to prosecute some of his top advisers, and so i do think that there are legal requirements here, but there are countervailing political questions about what it would mean for the country, what it would do to the country and what it would look like if you decided to prosecute a president
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of the other party from the previous administration. i mean, you go back to the nixon situation, there was a reason that gerald ford pardoned richard nixon and decided not to go forward with any prosecutions of him. so what i make of it is, there's no easy answer here, because i think the implications, legally and politically, are both profound and it's not clear what the right answer is, candidly. >> scott jennings, olivia troy, thank you. listen, the cost to fill up your tank, it's high, above $5 a gallon. so are mortgage rates and the cost of food and so many things. in fact, they just had the largest one-week jump in 35 years, speaking about mortgage rates specifically. what this means for you, and despite the economic turmoil, president biden says a recession is not inevitable. we'll talk more about his remarks next. ready to style in just one step? introducing new tresemme one step stylers.
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not a good time for home buyers. >> reporter: that's right, victor. fed policy can be sort of mysterious and confusing, but there's nothing confusing about what's happening in the housing market right now. it used to be ridiculously cheap to get a mortgage and it's not anymore. the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage went from 5.2% a week ago to 5.8% now. it's the biggest one-week spike in more than three decades, and the higher rates go, the less home you can afford. let me show you what we mean. if you're buying a home priced at $250,000, 20% down, your total cost over the life of that loan is $121,000 higher today than a year ago. and on a home that was a half a mill dollars, your total cost over the life of the loan is $241,000 higher. again, this is only because mortgage rates are higher. now, on a monthly basis, this
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really eats into your budget. $250,000 home, you're now spending $335 more per month, and that money is not getting you an extra bedroom or bathroom or a swimming pool. that's all going to the bank. on a half a million dollar home, you're talking about $670 more per month. if you extrapolate this throughout the very credit sensitive economy that we live in, you can see how fed policy is shifting to very aggressive rate hikes is going to have a big impact on the economy, victor. >> yeah, 600 bucks a month is a lot. that's a significant change. let's talk about the concerns about a recession, more concern from business leaders. what are you hearing? >> reporter: victor, there are a growing number of business leaders who are getting concerned about the risk of a recession. this new survey put out today from the conference board found that 60% of global ceos and
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executives expect a recession in the next 12 to 18 months. 15% say we're already in a recession, at least in their region. that is an alarmingly high number, and these ceos, it's not like they're clairvoyant. but it is important to listen to how they feel, because the risk here is that their recession fears cause them to stop spending, to lay off workers, and that would actually cause the recession that they fear. it's easy to get into a situation here, victor, where you get a self-fulfilling prophecy. >> thank you, matt. joining me now is cnn economics and political commentator, opinion columnist for the "washington post" and cnn political analyst, managing editor of axios. ladies, welcome to you both. you've got on one side these ceos who are concerned, strongly, about a recession copping, and the president telling the ap it's not
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inevitable. is it more libkely than it was 8 hours ago? >> the recessionary changes over the last 48 hours i don't think have been dramatic. i think over the past few months they've increased, partly because the war in ukraine has continued and continued to disrupt energy and other commodity markets and partly because we have a lot of other shocks affecting the economy, an avian flu, the lockdowns in china, which are finally starting to lift, but are still disrupting things. so these risks are building for inflation and, as a result, the fed has had to act much more aggressively than they had previously forecast, and the chance of their overshooting, of their raising interest rates so far to tamp down inflation and demand, has risen, and therefore the chances of a recession have risen as well. historically when the fed has raised interest rates to deal with inflation, they have accidently tipped us into
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recession. all of those things combined mean, i agree, it's not inevitable, but the chances are higher. >> margaret, we also learned in this transcript of the ap interview that the president acknowledged, he said that the country is really, really down. now, he said that in the context of the pandemic and coming out of it, and he was asked, what is the president's role? the american people aren't terribly confident. those numbers are actually sliding. >> victor, that's true. we know from recent polling something like one in five adults, a terrible number, thinks is u.s. is heading in the right direction, thinks that the economy is good right now. president biden's own approval rating dipping below 40%. so people aren't optimistic about the coming year and are taking it out on him. of course he's the president. it's interesting, what he's talking about is really important. when he says people are really, really down, he's acknowledging the psychological malaise that we all know about.
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and when he talks about being confident, he's also acknowledging that as matt egan was saying earlier, the national psyche, the psyche of investors, of individuals, of consumers, that all plays into whether we go into recession and how deep and long it lasts. and so i think part of what president biden is trying to do is acknowledge the way people feel to try to change the way we feel. he's trying to project confidence to stave off what may be on the path to happening right now, and another big part of this is that we also know in times of major economic distress, in times of recession, people are psychologically distressed. so on the one hand he's trying to stay let's all stay upbeat to mitigate how bad this becomes, and on the other hand he's saying he's really worried that there could be increased suicide rates play out if we slide into a deeper pit. >> gas prices now $5 a gallon,
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up and down maybe two or three cents over the last couple of days. the white house is now, according to sources, not going to send out rebate cards, gas cards to people. are there any -- i don't want to call them sugar highs or quicker fixes that can help them that are plausible if not these gas cards. >> it's really challenging. the problem is that demand is really strong and supply is constrained. oil production is rising, it has been rising for basically the past year or so. but it's not rising as quickly as we would like and the real challenge is that oil companies, both those actually drilling and those who are doing the refining, are looking at the long-term trajectory of their industry and saying, we don't think there's going to be huge demand for fossil fuels 20 years out, some of the investments we would need to make to ramp up supply in the near term are 20-year investments. so it doesn't make sense for them to build a new refinery, for example, so that there could
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be more oil that is refined into petroleum products like gasoline, because it's just not going to pay off in the long run. they're looking at their incentives and saying, we're not here to lose money. yelling at us about greed and profiteering isn't going to do anything if, in fact, these investments won't pay off. they're relatively limited things they can do. they could change some incentives, try to cap some of the near-term downside risk, by which i mean they could ensure some of the oil companies against losses, if oil prices come down quickly in the next year. they're worried prices are high today, but will they maintain those levels by the time they start drilling more and the oil becomes available, is the price going to crash and they'll go bankrupt again like 2020. so biden has some tools, but they would be very unpopular. >> give money or support the oil industry. >> to tell the oil industry, we want to make sure you continue making money. >> margaret, let me ask you
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about what david fromm tweeted out. he said a potential economic downturn, the timing could coincide with trump returning to the political stage. there are some sources who say he's considering announcing a run in 2024 before the midterms. is that limited to the commentary or is that something that is spread on capitol hill, they're concerned if the economy impose down, it will hit at the exact time that trump is coming in and that could lift him back into the white house? >> i think everybody has understood for months that the former president trump seems, until further notice, likely to get back in, and his calculus would involve does he think he could win again. a number of factors go into that. one is biden's popularity, the other is the economy, the third is the impact of the january 6th hearings, the fourth is the
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relative strength of republican contenders he might have to face. we're seeing all of this come into play. but i do think we know poll after poll after poll that inflation and gas prices are absolutely, by far, the top issue people are concerned about. abortion rights is close behind, gun safety is a factor, more so in some places than other places. but inflation and gas prices hurt democrats in the midterms, hurt president biden's reputation, and may create incentive for former president trump. but i think he's considering a number of other factors. but i certainly think that's one of them. thank you. the chief gop negotiator on the gun safety bill has a dire meeting. talks may collapse for good if key decisions are not made soon. and three americans who traveled voluntarily to fight in ukraine are missing. what the kremlin is saying about
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talks continue today on the senate's gun safety bill. a republican source tells cnn the text is far from being released. republicans say democrats are trying to renegotiate some issues that had already been settled. two of the biggest sticking points are over federal funding for red flag laws and language
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on the so-called boyfriend loophole that would ban firearm purchases for people convicted of domestic violence. cnn's lauren fox is with us now. senator john corner says it's now or never on this deal. what comes next? >> reporter: he said this repeatedly yesterday, it's now or never, making it clear that the time was really running out for these negotiations. we should note, he left for texas yesterday afternoon after meeting with those central players for several hours. they were trying to find a way through those two remaining sticking points, and they just couldn't get there. they're the same sticking points they had on tuesday afternoon, and if you're staring down the calendar, there's a reason why he's arguing that this needs to be finalized soon, and it simply has not come together, including today. in conversations i'm having with republicans and democrats on the hill working on this issue, they are making it clear, they just aren't there yet. democrats a little more optimistic about where these
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talks stand and republicans a little more pessimistic about where things stand. i should tell you that next week when lawmakers return, they're going to get back into town on tuesday. they normally depart on thursday. that doesn't leave much time to put this bill on the floor, and that's assuming they can write legislative text, be ready, communicate and educate members on what exactly is inside the bill and be ready to vote. right now that is an incredibly heavy lift, and after thursday, lawmakers are scheduled to leave for a two-week recess, victor. so right now it's looking like these gun talks are in a precarious state. >> we'll see where they go. thank you. even under the crippling economic sanctions, russian president vladimir putin vows to accomplish all of his goals in ukraine. more on what he said next. cerave delivers three essential ceramides to help restore my barrier, so i can lock in moisture, feel hydrated, and look healthy.
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president biden says that he's now been briefed on the three americans missing in ukraine, and he is strongly discouraging americans from traveling to the country. officials are working to verify a new photo of two of the americans reportedly captured by russians. look at this. you can see the men in a military vehicle, it appears their hands are tied behind their back.
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a former u.s. marine, his family last heard from him in april. cnn's barbara starr is with me now. what more do you know? >> victor, earlier today the kremlin spokesman in moscow said they didn't have any information about these men. but as you say, very difficult circumstances, their families have not heard from them. and now we have that photo of two of them. on the left is alexander drueke, former u.s. army. on the right, andy nguyen. the fine detail shows cans of food with russian writing on them, but their familiar hees have not heard from them in many days. the last time any account of them was made, they were apparently in fighting north of kharkiv, in eastern ukraine.
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so their circumstances, very difficult to know at this point. now, the other american, as you said, is a marine corp. veteran, 20 years in the marine corp. apparently his family has not heard from him since april, so as well, a good deal of worry about him. right now the state department says they are in touch with ukraine forces, they are also in touch with the international committee of the red cross. but until they can get some word from the russians if the russians know anything about these men and what their circumstances are, this is going to be very difficult for the families and it's going to be very difficult, potentially, to get them back home to their families, victor. >> understandable. barbara starr, thank you. the european commission has now recommended eu candidate status for ukraine. now it is up to the 27 european union member states to decide
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whether they agree. this morning vladimir putin spoke at an economic forum, after cyberattacks caused some delays. but during the speech he said that russia has nothing against ukraine joining the eu and he slammed the west, claiming sanctions have failed to crush russia's economy. cnn's fred pleitgen is in st. petersburg. >> reporter: aside from those things, it was a forceful speech by vladimir putin. i think that anybody who thought that vladimir putin might be thinking of changing course in ukraine with what the russians call the special military operation, the invasion of ukraine, that certainly does not seem to be the case. in fact, the russian leader said that russia was going to continue that special military operation until all of its military objectives are met. it was interesting because he kept calling it the special military operation in donbas, which certainly seems as though he moved the goalpost a little bit. of course, as we know, the russians invaded the area around kyiv and some other areas in
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ukraine as well and now they're talking about the donbas area. he also laid blame on the west for pretty much all of the other problems around the world right now that have stemmed from that special military operation, for instance, inflation, higher gas prices, food shortages around the world. i want to have you listen to some of what putin had to say. >> translator: russians actions to liberate donbas have nothing to do with it. they are a result of systemic mistakes by the current u.s. administration and the european bureaucracy. that's where the causes are, only that. i will mention our operation did play a role, but the root causes are in their erroneous economic policy. >> reporter: so vladimir putin speaking earlier today. now, of course, the russians do understand that their own economy is definitely in trouble due to those very strong economic sanctions by the u.s. and by its allies. vladimir putin said that he's trying to essentially reorient russia's economy. he says he believes that russia's economy and russia itself is too big to isolate.
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he wants to reorient toward the east, of course big partnerships with countries like china, one of the countries also at the economic forum where he spoke today, and egypt as well. the russians are saying they want to reorient their entire economy, but they are aware of the fact that the sanctions are hitting their economy pretty hard. but as you said earlier, victor, he essentially says he believes the strong economic pressure so far by the west is failing to dissuade russia from its course and failing to cripple russia's economy. >> fred pleitgen for us in st. petersburg, thank you. back here in the u.s., from the south to the central plains, millions of us are battling a record-breaking heat wave. we'll tell you what to expect where you are next. moving his m money into his investment account in real time and that's... how you collect coins. your mononey never stops workig for you with merrill, a bank of america company. with best western n rewards you get rewarded
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no relief just yet for millions of people sweating through a heat wave in the south and central plains. nearly 40 million people are under some kind of excessive heat alert today. now, the dangerous temperatures are easing in the midwest and ohio valley, but still above average. rising temperatures at yellowstone park could lead to more snow melt and that means a rise in river levels there. cnn meteorologist allison chinchar is here with more. so, yes, it's uncomfortable, but
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what's more important is this could be really dangerous. >> absolutely. take a look at the video behind me. this is of the road basically washed out not just in one spot but multiple locations along the yellowstone river. just because of how much water was flowing at one time, and part of the reason for that was you had a lot of snow melt come down. you had a tremendous amount of moisture from an atmospheric river move through. that led to an intense amount of moisture. here's the thing, we're going to see those temperatures warm up yet again in the coming days around yellowstone national park. all this pink and purple you see here, that's snow that's on those mountains. that is the snow that has the potential to melt as those temperatures warm up over the next couple of days. the other thing to know, that heat wave that will start across the northern plains, areas of montana and wyoming and idaho, that's going to begin to spread to the east in the coming days. by next week, you're really starting to look at a lot of these locations that were
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