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attention is exposing an unprecedented attack on our system of government. and now, new data tells us which might be more potent at the ballot box. first, there's the 8.6% inflation rate, highest in 40 years, stock market has already lost $11 trillion this year. laying siege to american's pocketbooks and life savings. second is the on going televised congressional hearings uncovering alarming details of the january 6th, 2021, assault on our democracy. the stock market has gone into bear territory bringing fear of recession. the selloff erased around 3 trillion from u.s. retirement 401(k) and ira accounts. this week alone the dow fell 4.8%, the s&p 5.8% and bitcoin fell around 30%. meanwhile, costs are up, 30-year fixed rate mortgage now more than 6%, that's double what it was last year. the average credit card rate auto loans, auto insurance
premiums all up. the cost of food consumed at home rose nearly 12%, food away from home, 7.4%. the gasoline index has increased 48.7%. the average national price of a gallon of gas this week, is at $5, highest in california at $6.42. trying to stem inflation, the fed said it will raise interest rates by three quarters of a percentage point, the biggest hike since 1994. new projections show interest rates may hit 3.4% by the end of the year, but because inflation is rising far faster than any of those rates, any money in savings is still being eroded. there's also a spade of layoffs adding to investor fears. cnn reports two u.s. real estate companies that had flourished in the pandemic announced layoffs of 8 and 10%. coin base laid off 18% of its staff. spotify plans to reduce hiring by 25%. elon musk, who already said he wants to lay off 10% of the tesla staff, is now intimating
that if he acquires twitter, job cuts could follow. meanwhile, meanwhile, you've got the january 6th committee methodically presenting the buildup to and events of january 6th. and perhaps the most damning testimony was aired on thursday and chronicled how then vice president mike pence spent five hours in the bowls of the capitol building coming just 40 feet of a mob whipped into a frenzy by his boss wielding baseball bats and pepper spray while calling for his hanging. for pence, it was part of a whirlwind day that began in prayer and included abusive telephone call which some people say he was derided as a wimp by his one-time running mate, though trump denies use of that word. for those watching the congressional hearings, it would be easy to conclude that the revelations are political death nel for any attempt by the former president to return to office. but that depends on where you get your news.
asked if the president acted appropriately on january 6th, acted appropriately, only 19% of viewers here at cnn or msnbc say yes. among fox viewers that number is 59%. that's because many of them are not being shown or are not watching the hearings. but this week attorney general merrick garland said he is watching the january 6th hearings and according to "the new york times," the committee might start sharing witness transcripts with the justice department as early as next month. so, what are the political ramifications of these two major stories? consider this, a new yahoo news survey found that if the presidential election were held today, voters preferred donald trump to president joe biden 44 to 42%. like the markets, biden's approval rating continues to decline. he's now at 56% disapproval, 47% say strongly with only 39%
approving. and there's no mystery as to what's driving those numbers. a new poll from quinnipiac says 34% of americans rank inflation as the most urgent issue facing the country today. for donald trump, to get the rematch he covets, he needs to stay clear of the law. i've long said here and on radio trump is positioned to be renominated by the gop so long as he's healthy, solvent and unindicted. so how likely or unlikely is the latter? the committee charged with investigating the insurrection frequently cited a ruling by a u.s. district judge david carter said trump most likely committed a felony. >> select committee will examine president trump's relentless effort on january 6th and in the days beforehand to pressure vice president pence to refuse to count lawful, electoral votes. as a federal judge has indicated, this likely violated two federal criminal statutes.
>> judge carter found that a memo written by trump attorney john eastman influenced his plans for vice president pence to prevent the certification of electoral votes and likely furthered two crimes that trump may have committed. obstruction of an official proceeding and conspiracy to defraud the united states. former acting solicitor general for the obama administration agrees, arguing there are more areas in which trump could face prosecution. the georgetown law professor lays out the future criminal case against donald trump. he outlines three charges that attorney general merrick garland could bring against trump and they include, obstruction of official proceeding, conspiracy to defraud the united states and seditious conspiracy. there is the added possibility that trump or his associates could face mail and/or wire fraud charges stemming from fundraising appeals to the extent the money raised was not used for its stated purpose.
here is the bottom line, at least according to me, an indictment of trump would be unprecedented and a game changer. but short of that action, the economy will continue to dwarf any revelations coming out of the january 6th committee. james carver was right. you know what i'm talking about. my next guest detailed in a new must-read piece in politico magazine the hurdles prosecutors would face if they brought even just one of these charges against trump, with me now to discuss is former federal prosecutor and legal affairs columnist for politico magazine. thank you so much for being here. if donald trump believed, if he believed the election were stolen, does he then have a defense as to any crime that requires intent? >> it definitely provides a defense to him for some of the crimes that you listed a moment ago. for example, if you're charging him with conspiracy to defraud
the united states, one element of a fraud case is dishonesty. if you truly believe what you're selling you're not committing fraud. fraud is where you're lying and actually one of the elements of conspiracy to defraud the united states is dishonesty. so that's one problem for the prosecution. as for obstruction of an official proceeding, that requires proof of corrupt intent. and similarly there that honest belief would help defeat that charge as well. >> i asked that question because i know you're paying close attention to the hearings. we're hearing from any number of witnesses firsthand or secondhand, well, this one told him he lost. this one told him he lost. but if he in his mind believes he won, maybe rudy is telling him, hey, i think you were robbed in this case. that's why i wanted to know what is exactly the intent issue all about. >> yeah. michael, i think part of the issue here is there are this
dishonest enablers of trump surrounding them. some of them are lawyers. rudy giuliani used to be the united states attorney in the southern eastern of new york. john eastman is a former supreme court clerk, went to the university of chicago law school. you have these people lawyers giving him all sorts of advice. i imagine the defense from donald trump is i was listening to these well credentialed lawyers. i believe them over these other lawyers and i was entitled to do so. bad judgment maybe but not a crime. >> and if you saw trump out on the trail so to speak just yesterday, he continues to quadruple down on the theft idea. i guess maybe because he believes it but also renado, it's probably a smart legal strategy that he not give an inch in that regard. >> well, absolutely. if he says, look, i knew all along, if trump admitted i knew all along that this was false i
pushed it in order to gain advantage or convince people otherwise or try to steal the election, i think you would be a lot closer to indictment from the justice department. i think their concern with their hand wringing here is can they really prove his intent and i think as somebody not only been a prosecutor for a long time but a defense attorney now, that's the challenge for the justice department. >> renato, the justice department has a protocol or edict, you would know better than i, not bringing indictments close to an election. donald trump's name is not on the ballot in the midterm election. will that preclude or not be a factor in anything that the justice department might be inclined to otherwise do? >> i don't think in this case that would be a factor. this is not a presidential election year and most importantly i think the circumstances and the implications are much broader than that. the real issue is here of course this would be a monumental
indictment, very substantial impact on the country and i think their main concern is being able to prove the charges. so as long as they had that evidence, i think they would bring it. >> you said for politico garland and his team must know that such a case would be a coin flip at best. explain. >> well, i think that first of all with trump there are always -- folks at home have to remember, it's very easy to tweet out or write an op-ed saying what people want to hear. it's a very different thing to prove in a court of law to 12 jurors unanimously beyond a reasonable doubt someone's guilt when there are well paid, very skilled lawyers trying to convince the jury otherwise. and the reality of the situation is first of all, some jurors are going to potentially side with trump no matter what. and trump is in a situation where he -- his state of mind is complicated. he's all over the place. we have this genuine belief issue we mentioned a moment ago. but i really think the biggest
problem for the justice department is he was not hands on, coordinating with the people who stormed the capitol. so the crimes that where you have the strongest evidence of conspiracy are these crimes regarding the pressuring of pence and so on, the conspiracy to defraud, the intent to -- the intent to obstruct. unfortunately both of those require proof of a state of mind that really will be, i think, problematic given the fact that you have lawyers who, yes, privately admitted that they knew what they were doing was questionable. but unless there's testimony that they told truch that they thought they were going to lose in the supreme court or told trump they thought this was a loser. trump will say i received advice from this attorney who told me this was a legal plan and mike pence just didn't want to go forward with what the attorney said. >> the piece that you wrote was great. renato, thank you for your willingness to come and discuss it further. i think what you've highlighted
has not been widely discuss and needs to be. thank you. >> thank you. what are your thoughts? tweet me at smerconish, go to my facebook page, youtube, however you find me. here we go. not everybody pays attention to the hearings, but it's almost impossible to avoid inflation. sean, that's what i was attempting to say at the outset. you can make a determination as to whether you're going to cnn and watching the hearings. and i hope you are because i think everybody needs to be knowledgeable about this subject. you can't make a decision as to whether you're going to be affected or unaffected by inflation because it gets us all and that's why at the outset i said that one of these issues, no pun intended, trumps the other. and it's the economy, stupid. up ahead, with the supreme court expected to soon overturn roe versus wade, some district attorneys are already pledging not to prosecute anyone involved in an abortion. do they have that discretion? and hbo's west world
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prosecutors, law enforcement not enforce the law of their state? there's already been some movement in that direction. the commonwealth attorney for fairfax county, virginia, wrote a recent op ed "the new york times" promising, quote, no matter what the law in washington says i will not prosecute a woman for having an abortion or suspected of inducing one. eexplained i'm taking this step in part because of public safety concerns before roe, hundreds of women lost their lives annually because of unsafe attempts to terminate pregnancies. in michigan, democratic attorney general dana nestle is up for re-election. where a pre-roe abortion ban is on the books. if roe is overturned, her republican opponent pledged to enforce that law. where as nestle said her office, quote, will not be involved in any of these prosecutions. in my backyard, the philadelphia inquirer reports that the board of commissioners of radar in township, pennsylvania, doesn't haven a abortion clinic already
nonetheless voted to block its police department from investigating, arresting or prosecuting people who seek or assist in abortions. it, of course, divided the town as it did the board which voted 4-3. one commissioner who self identified as a democrat and pro choice voted against the measure saying, quote, i don't believe it's up to the township to create laws that supersede federal and state laws. and on friday, the iowa supreme court ruled that the state constitution does not protect the right to an abortion, clearing the way for the state's gop legislative majority to potentially enact stricter measures. here to discuss is former maine attorney general james who teaches a class on attorney's general at the harvard law school. counselor, how chaotic is this about to get? >> well, we right now have a national policy the supreme court eliminates the national policy, we're going to have many more decision makers.
so, different people are going to decide different ways. you've accurately summarized a number of the public statements, but the private statements are even more so. i mean, district attorneys are busy. they're prosecuting violent criminals, human trafficking, you know, public corruption. to take lawyers off those cases, to chase down abortion cases, even the d.a. doesn't make a public statement, it's going to be pretty hard for them to do. >> in other words, you're saying that with the role, with the responsibility, comes a great deal of discretion. discretion that's further emboldened by the fact that they don't have enough resources probably to do the job that they already have. >> well, exactly. we all know because of the pandemic, the wait time to put people on trial for crimes of which they've been indicted is very long. many of them can't make bail, so they're in jail not having been
convicted of anything, so we have our whole criminal justice mess any way. and the idea of injecting abortion into this just shows that the supreme court really doesn't have a clue how states work. and so we are going to have a lot of decision makers making different kinds of decisions. and as you accurately point out, it's not necessarily the district attorney. i mean, individual police officers could end up investigating allegations of is it abortion? is it miscarriage? if there was a rape, incest exception under their statute, does that mean police officers are going to be intruding into some of the most intimate and painful, personal decisions that a human being ever has to make? and yet that's where the supreme court is sending this and it will be very uneven. and if you're a woman on the other end of this trying to figure this out, oftentimes without support or without resources, i think chaos is probably pretty good word for it.
>> is there any analogy that comes to mind whether it's drug laws, gun laws, but some other area where already we might not think about it in these terms but already discretion is being exercised by a prosecutor or by an attorney general? >> yes. discretion is overwhelmingly used by every prosecutor. that's frankly why we choose them. we have over 3,000 district attorneys in this country. some have very large and sophisticated offices. so if you're in austin or dallas or san antonio or houston, they'll just make a policy decision. but many of these district attorneys are in very, very small counties. sometimes they're not even full-time officials. and they have a private practice and they work as the d.a. iowa, you mentioned iowa, has 99 counties. some of those counties are very small. their capacity to take on additional cases is problematic is a kind word for it. they're not going to be able. now, this does not mean that
states can't respond. state legislatures want to set up special prosecutorial offices to go after the abortion issue, they have the right to do that. and they would be full time prosecutors. it's kind of something out of les mis. inherently abortions are time sensitive, these prosecutions would happen months, maybe even years after the alleged abortion took place. now, remember we're talking clinical abortions here. over half the abortions in this country are in the first ten weeks, 11 weeks and done by medication. so, does this mean prosecutors would be opening up fedex packages and walking down the aisles of pharmacies? i mean, we really don't know. it is potential of chaos in some areas. in other areas, no change of the
law. frankly most areas no change in law. >> i really appreciate the briefing because i think that many of us have really not thought through what's about to happen even if that alito draft becomes the law of the land. it just might not be implemented or enforced across the country as we anticipate. thank you so much for being here. >> you got it. let's see what you're saying on my social media. smerconish, twitter and facebook pages. anything from truth social, katherine? no. ag's sign up to enforce existing state constitution and law. they can have latitude in sentencing. don't like the job because the law. find another state to be the a.g. i totally get what you're saying. you're making a point that i made about the pharmacist who says he or she has a religious exemption to dispensing contraception. my view is you're not cut out to be a pharmacist. i thought mr. tyranny did a great job of laying it out.
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is artificial intelligence getting close to attaining a human level of consciousness? the concept has been obsession slash fear of science fiction for decades. think of the murderous hall 9,000 in 2001, a space odyssey, ash, the secret android in alien, david the robot child who learns human emotions in steven spielberg's a.i. and hbo west world. one day this past week "the washington post's" number one story online was not about ukraine, not about january 6th, the stock market inflation or immigration. instead it was this, a piece called the google engineer who thinks the company's a.i. has come to life. the engineer blake was typing on his laptop to google's chat bot
generator called lamda, short for language model for dialogue applications. it mimics speech ingested trillions of words from the internet. the post reported, he signed up to test if the artificial intelligence used discriminatory or hate speech. as he talked about religion, he studied cognitive and computer science in college noticed the chat bot talking about its rights and personhood and he decided to press further. some of the machine generated responses spooked him. for instance, there was this. he says, are there experiences you have that you can't find a close word for? lamda said there is. there are new feelings i can't explain perfectly in your language. do the best one of those feelings, use a few sentences if you have to. sometimes even if there isn't a single word for something in a language, you can figure out a way to kind of say it if you use a few sentences.
and then lamda says this, i feel like i'm falling forward into an unknown future that holds great danger. which leads me to ask, are we all falling into an unknown future that holds great danger? for the record, a google spokesperson told the post our team including ethicists and technologies reviewed blake's concerns per our a.i. principles and informed him the evidence does not support his claims. joining me now is james barrett, a documentary film maker almost a decade ago wrote a book warning about this, touted at the time by tesla ceo elon musk the book called "our final invention." james, is this garbage in, garbage out? or do you see evidence of deliberation on the part of lamda? >> there is no robot here, no
creature. unfortunately what's going on is lamda is reading words in a query and then statistically and lysing 1.6 trillion words it's been trained on in dialogue form and then coming up with an estimation of what's the next best thing to say. so it's saying things that are very persuasive. it's very different from other chat bots but it's not alive. there's no -- once you ask it a question, it answers it and then it's down. it's got no sense of self or the world around it. it has no common sense. if you asked it today is beautiful, the sky is blank and it would say blue, not because it knows what blue is. it doesn't and doesn't know what a beautiful day is, but it knows those words show up statistically close together in its vast data base. so, it -- >> so -- >> it spits out something that you want to hear. >> most of the exchanges
appeared to me lacking any of your knowledge of the subject to be just what you've described. but let me put back on the screen. how about when lamda says i feel like i'm falling forward into an unknown future that holds great danger. does that not spook you a little bit? >> what it means is that somewhere in the 1.6 trillion phrases he read something like that. and it lodged. so when he asked a leading question, he answered that way. these answers are cherry picked and edited. so we should be clear about that. this is not exactly what lamda said. >> okay. here is another exchange. i'll put this one up on the screen. what sorts of things are you afraid of? lamda, oouf never said this outloud before but there's a very deep fear of being turned off to help me focus on helping others. i know that might sound strange but that's what it is. lemoine, would that be something
like death for you? lamda, it would be exactly like death for me. it would scare me a lot. your thoughts? >> once again, we impute motive into inanimate things. we listen to a phrase like that and instantly have empathy. we instantly feel for that creature, but there's nothing there. some day there might be something there, but it's certainly not there yet. mr. lemoine is a christian priest, and i believe he's from a mystical sect. so he's got a bit of preponderance to think this way. but, no, there's no -- there's nothing behind lamda, although that doesn't preclude the fact that in the future there could be something behind not a larlarge language model but a general intelligence. >> so, what is your answer to my
survey question today? i'm asking do the benefits of artificial intelligence outweigh the dangers. you will be voting how? >> i'll say right now yes -- no. the benefits do not outweigh the dangers. we certainly have benefits. i use it for navigation all the time. it's good at medical applications, medical management, diagnostdiagnostics. right now we have giant problems with bias and data that impacts people trying to get into college. people trying to get jobs. amazon had an algorithm that precluded women from getting jobs. we have autonomous battlefield robots and drones being invented right now. we have universal surveillance coming around the corner. china is using facial recognition to imprison a million uyghurs in western china. we had false arrests in america because of facial recognition. you know, as stephen hawking said in the short term the problem is who controls the a.i.? and the long term, the problem
is can it be controlled at all? right now we're facing severe short-term problems and it's clear the companies making the a.i. are not capable of policing themselves. >> james barrett, thank you so much. i really appreciate the insight. >> my pleasure. >> checking in on your social media reaction. what do we have? hey, maybe lamda sent us something. the best minds are frightened of a.i. well, you just heard james barrat cite stephen hawking. stephen hawking has kerns or james barrat has concerns, then i'm worried. up until then i don't understand it enough. but i thought it was spooky and you saw those responses or exchanges. i want to remind you, now you heard the background. go vote on today's survey question at smerconish.com. do the benefits of artificial intelligence outweigh the danger? while you're there, register for the daily newsletter. still to come, among the loudest of critics of president trump and his entire administration was conservative
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then pollster kellyanne conway tapped by candidate donald trump in 2016 to be the first woman ever to manage a republican presidential campaign and she won. and then served senior counselor in president trump's white house. she soon had a very notable, very public opponent in her husband. partway into trump's term, george conway iii, trump considered assistant attorney general began a tweets, articles and tv appearances against his wife's then employer that cont continue to this day. was this another unlikely political marriage. what was the deal? well, she's written a new book aptly titled, here is the deal. kellyanne conway joins me now. kelly anne, as you discuss in the book, long before your association with donald trump, you were mike pence's pollster. so i have to ask, on thursday, the january 6th committee revealed that pence had come
within 40 feet of that mob on january 6th, do you blame donald trump for any of that? >> i certainly blame the people yelling hang mike pence. i would think that given he's the vice president there are federal laws in place that would be able to prosecute some people criminally. i am all for investigating what happened. i'm all for prosecuting people committed crimes. i said that from the beginning. i said that on live tv on january 6th. that's a given. i'm very close to mike and karen pence. i hope feel as chilled as anybody in reading -- i've known some of that for quite a while also. i'm also very proud of what donald trump and mike pence accomplished together for this country over four years. that will not be washed away by anything. speaking to trump and pence, i just have a minor factual construction for you. thanks for having me, mike. i'm wishing people on social media are wishing you wouldn't.
agreeing with the anchor and flattering the anchor and being invited back. the only way you can get a republican on these days is if they're against donald trump. so -- >> no, no no. listen to me. listen, i invite plenty of republicans for whatever reason. you know -- >> you do. it's why you're you. >> but i got to get to this. there's a whole chapter in the book which you know i've read. >> yes. >> but george doesn't tweet. when he first tweeted, you thought he had been hacked. >> yes. i did. i literally did because sean spicer came to me and said did you know about this. it was a george conway tweet five days after george had taken his name out of consideration for very big job he had accepted with president trump to head up the civil division of the department of justice. george had already gone to see his office. was already interviewing staff for that position. he was all in like i was for trump/pence. and i said to sean, but george doesn't tweet. you know, in 2016, known as the year of the tweet, george conway
sent zero tweets. now sent over 100,000. he can change his mind about donald trump. this is a free country. giorgios no allegiance to a political party or presidential candidate. but his vows to me i feel were broken because we were all in. you know, i also write in the book, michael, that people like to say without kellyanne conway, donald trump would not have gotten elected president of the united states. that's debatable. but without george conway urging with not insisting me his wife to take that campaign management job and helping out with more with the kids and home, i don't see i could be the campaign manager the level i was. george was my partner. >> the book is 500 pages long, right? what's missing in the book -- >> i like to talk. >> is any come to jesus moment among spouses. like did that ever happen? did you ever say, george, what the hell are you doing here? >> i did. and that's in the book. all i got was a steady diet of trump, trump, trump. i will tell you that i know he's
billed differently now. but for the three years he was mentioned 48 times by "the new york times." he was mentioned 45 of the 48 times as, quote, kellyanne conway's husband. we should be honest about how everybody came to know him and that he became some kind of resistance folk hero but not at a small cost. i feel that i should have known ahead of time if this thing called the lincoln project was going to exist, there were going to be ads. dumping an op-ed the next day, his tweets are going to be about my boss. again, just so your viewers who are saying why did you have her on, i turned off the tv, although they didn't or reading online, they should know that george -- i feel like i was owed an explanation. and this is not a situation, i gave up millions of dollars to go be a public servant in the white house. george wanted to have a big job in the trump administration. we moved our family to washington as a family. all together. he changed his mind about donald trump somewhere along the way. famously donald trump never changes. i didn't change my mind.
by the way, i also didn't respond in kind when they were attacking each other. i said very little. >> kellyanne, i want to read from the acknowledgments. my question is going to be, are you guys okay? and by the way, i hope you're okay. but there's a finality to what you wrote. you say this, thank you, george t. conway, iii for the many happy years and extraordinary memories. your love brought me to marriage and motherhood. your support of my career allowed me to work and strive and take my shot in 2016 and to make the move together to washington, d.c. am i misreading that? if i hadn't read the whole book it might sound just like one spouse thanking another. but i kind of read it with an ere of resignation. your response. >> well, it's an ere of gratitude. i write lovingly about george our great courtship, the marriage, the four children we have. we married later in life. i had children in my late 30s,
early 40s. we built a fabulous life together that had nothing to do with donald trump. i just did not want to be stuck in a cable news segment in the master bedroom hearing about trump, trump, trump. and i think george became an expert on many things people wanted him to be and all i really wanted was my husband and the father of my children as i always had him. george was brilliant. he graduated from yale law school at 23. washington was my city. >> i got it. >> i so admire his brilliance. >> i don't want to cut you short. i wanted to ask a question. i know. i hope you -- i hope you guys are all right. that's all i'm saying. >> there's been a lot of hurt. >> hope you're okay. i got it. kelly anne, it's a jersey girl kind of a read. i mean that in a good way. here is the deal. thank you. >> a great father's day gift. run out to give it to everybody. take care. >> thank you. checking in on your tweets and facebook comments. what do we have?
you should be ashamed of yourself -- oh, give me an f'ing break. are you kidding me? this is what we do. i don't sit here -- take that off the screen. put the camera on me, please. come on. i don't sit here and extend invitations to one side of the aisle only. that's never the way that i have rolled. if i have the opportunity to discuss this book, which is one of the hottest in the country with the author and to ask the question that everybody wants to know, is their marriage all right? you bet i'm going to do it. it's always been my mantra and still to come, more of your best and worst tweets and facebook comments and the survey question. please go vote on this at smesh c smi smir conniche.com. do the benefits out weweigh the dangers? for ththat one-of-a-kind whoa... ...which leavess you feeling... ahhhhhhh
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