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syria including special operations forces. you can follow me on facebook, instagram, twitter, you can listen to our show wherever you get your podcasts. join me and anderson cooper for 8:00 p.m. eastern coverage of the january 6th hearing. wolf blitzer is right next door in "the situation room." see you at 8:00. happening now, republican state officials testify under oath about the threats they faced and the pressure they felt as then president trump pushed them to overturn biden's legitimate wins in georgia and arizona. we're breaking down all the key evidence from today's january 6th hearing. and that includes a new revolution that rudy giuliani admitted the trump team did not have evidence to back up claims of voter fraud. select committee members arguing that trump himself knew it was all bogus and dangerous but kept
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the scheme going anyway. a former georgia election official telling the panel she and her family paid a horrible price for trump's lies, their lives threatened after the president falsely accused her of ballot fraud. we want to welcome our viewers here in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." tonight the american people have gotten a deeper look into donald trump's attack on democracy through the testimony of state level officials who defied him and wound up actually fearing for their own lives. let's get to all the testimony from the january 6th investigation. our chief congressional correspondent manu raju reports. >> you're a tyrant. you're a felon -- >> reporter: tonight the january
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6th committee laying out in stark terms intimidation and pressure campaign from then president donald trump and his allies against state officials attempting to uphold democracy in states where joe biden won. >> what are we going to do, besides kill him? >> trump urging them to reverse the election results even though he was told repeatedly it was illegal. >> i said something to the effect of, sir, we've done dozens of investigation, hundreds of interviews. the major allegations are not supported by the evidence. >> reporter: rusty bowers, the republican arizona house speaker testified that trump, rudy giuliani, congressman andy biggs and others pressured him to decertify biden's win in his state. biggs ignored cnn's question about it. bowers said giuliani never provided evidence of their conspiracy theories, even admitting there was none. >> what exactly did he say and how did that come up? >> my recollection, he said we've got lots of theories, we
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just don't have the evidence. i don't know if that was a gaff or if he didn't think through what he said. afterwards we kind of laughed about it. but i do not take this current situation in a light manner, a fearful manner or avengeful manner. i do want to be a winner by cheating. >> reporter: trump's lawyer don eastman allegedly told bowers to just replace the electors even if he did not have the authority. >> he said just do it and let the courts sort it out. i said you're asking me to do something that's never been done in history, the history of the united states, and i'm going to put my state through that without sufficient proof? >> reporter: but trump pressed on. the committee revealing his involvement in the trump campaign effort to send a fake set of electors on january 6th to prevent congress from
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certifying joe biden's victory. >> what did the president say when he called you? >> essentially he turned the call over to mr. eastman who then proceeded to talk about the importance of the rnc helping the gather gather these contingent electors in case any of the legal challenges that were on going changed the result of any of the states. >> reporter: newly revealed text messages from the morning of january 6th show the apparent involvement of gop senator ron johnson. an exchange between staffers for johnson and vice president pence shows johnson wanted to give pence an alternate slate of electors from michigan and wisconsin. pence's staff responded, do not give that to him. johnson's office contend thad the senator was unaware of the effort. calling brad raffensperger 18 times to set up the phone call where he pressed the election
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official to find the votes needed. why wouldn't you want to find the right answer, brad, instead of keep saying the numbers are right. the real truth is i won by 400,000 votes at least. >> every single allegation we checked. we ran down the rabbit trail to make sure our numbers were accurate. >> reporter: raffensperger described the threats against him and his family after he disputed trump's fraud claims. >> my wife started getting texts. her typically came in a sexualized text which were disgusting. some people broke into my daughter if law's home. my son has passed and she's a widow and has two kids. so we're very concerned about her safety, also. >> reporter: shaye moss testifying about the threats she, her mother and son received because of donald trump's persistent lies. >> like be glad it's 2020 and not 1920. i just feel like it was my fault for putting my family in this
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situation. >> reporter: her mother saying her life was in danger. >> the fbi informed me i needed to leave my home for safety. i was homeless. i felt i can't believe this person has caused this much damage to me and my family. >> reporter: i just caught up with senator ron johnson, the wisconsin republican, who revealed one of his aides on the morning of january 6th reached out to vice president mike pence's office and said the senator wanted to deliver those fake electors from michigan and wisconsin to the vice president on january 6th. pence's aide said do not deliver that to the vice president's office. johnson just revealed that he was aware that something had come to his office on january 6th. he told me i was aware that we got this package and that the -- somebody wanted us to deliver it so we reached out to vice president mike pence's office. i asked who was the person who provided these fake electors.
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he said, quote, i have no idea. he went on to down play it calling it a non-story. >> very disturbing indeed. manu raju on capitol hill, thank you very much. certainly a lot to discuss with our correspondents and our analysts who are here with me in the situation. some said they wanted him to re-elected but saw no evidence of voter fraud. >> today's testimony was devastating for donald trump, rudy giuliani, john eastman, over and over and over again these republican state officials said there was no there there. they were asked about dead voters. four, not 5,000 or 10,000, under age. what was interesting was they kept asking the campaign for
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evidence and the lawyers for evidence and they never came up with it. john eastman at one point says to rusty bowers, just do it and have the courts sort it out. as gabriel sterling from georgia said, there were no secret suitcases with magical ballots. it just did not exist. >> certainly. bowers at one point testified that rudy giuliani was then trump's personal lawyer told him, and i'm quoting now, we've got lots of theories, we just don't have the evidence. caitlyn, does that tell you everything you need to know about what happened? >> basically. you saw the testimony "today" show just how persistent these officials were in pushing this on these state officials like rusty bowers who was testifying today who was saying he was getting calls from rudy giuliani who said i don't have the evidence, but here is the claims that we're making and this is what we want you to push. you saw former president trump calling rusty bowers and asking him to hold hearings in the
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arizona state capitol because he's the speaker. you saw andy biggs, a congressman and trump ally, calling him and asking him to decertify the votes. that's what stood out today, just how persistent the effort was by these trump allies. they're republicans and thought they would go along with it because they didn't want to see a democrat, joe biden in office, even though they voted for trump, they're saying we could not cross this line. it was illegal. you're asking them to break the law. >> clearly did not want to do that. laura, these election workers, the women we heard from today, and it was very emotional and powerful testimony. they clearly faced intense threats, threats to their own lives and family. i want to have our viewers listen to ruby freeman who was harassed along with her mother and daughter just for doing her own job.
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listen to this. >> there is nowhere i feel safe, nowhere. do you know how it feels to have the president of the united states to target you. the president of the united states is supposed to represent every american, not to target one, but he targeted me, lady ruby, a small business owner, a mother, a proud american citizen who standing up to help fulton county to run an election in the middle of the pandemic. >> what did you make of this deeply personal, deeply disturbing testimony? >> it was so upsetting. what did she do wrong besides doing what we as a democracy need people to do which is to help run elections. i was in the justice department in the voting rights section. let me tell you, we interface
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with the community, it's with people that are volunteering. they're not paid all this money to participate. they could choose to not do any of this. they do it out of civic duty, the compulsion to participate knowing democracy is not -- what do you do and say to people to say, hey, come and help volunteer, help to run elections, even paid a nominal fee. guess what happens? why should they bother? why should they bother? it incentivizes people with nefarious intent to be installed in these positions to put their thumb on the scale. it's devastating. the racial implications, talking about how they were passing around usb ports like they were heroin or cocaine when they were passing mints to each other, the racial overtones in the state of georgia are so quite clear. >> so emotional and powerful indeed. these witnesses, casey, their lives have been changed forever as a result of the lies that were directed at them. >> that's absolutely right.
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laura's point is absolutely critical. these are not people who have decided to be in the arena brad raffensperger ran for the office he now holds. his family didn't. his daughter-in-law certainly did not. sometimes it can be easy to write off what the former president was doing when he writes what was described as a tweet that people think is crazy. for these people it literally affected their day-to-day lives. the one thing that struck me as i was watching these people today, the officials in charge of making these decisions, is that when i was hearing during the period of time that this was all unfolding from republicans across the board was that we just need to let donald trump get his feelings out. he had to be allowed to have that outburst and it would all be okay in the end. one of the things we heard and it was on particularly stark display today was this was a
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concerted, thought-through strategic campaign. >> so heartbreaking to hear these witnesses testify how their lives were actually threatened by what he was suggesting. everybody stand by. the select committee wants to hear more testimony. we're going to talk about future hearings with a key member of the select committee, congressman jamie raskin who is standing by live. we'll be right back. as a main street bank, pnc has helped over 7 million kids develop their passion for learning. and now we're providing 88 billion dollars ...helping us all move forward financially.
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>> i do not want to be a winner by cheating. i will not play with laws i swore allegiance to. >> our job from our point of view is to get the facts out, do our job, tell the truth, follow the constitution, follow the law and defend the institutions, and the institutions held. >> we followed the law and followed the constitution. at the end of the day president trump came up short. i had to be faithful to the constitution, and that's what i swore an oath to do. >> let's discuss the key member of the select committee, democratic congressman jamie raskin of maryland. congressman, thanks so much for joining us. why was it so important for your committee today to highlight the personal impact all this had on election officials? >> it's one thing for everybody to hear that donald trump tried to steal the election and nullify biden's majority. it's another thing entirely to see him bullying up close the
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republican speaker of the arizona house, the republican secretary of state of georgia, brad raffensperger and actual election officials like shaye moss who testified today. this had a traumatic impact on a lot of poem's lives. of course, in the wake of all of donald trump's bullying and coercion comes a lot of death threats and violence and so on. so we're beginning to tell the story as you see the violence unfolding towards january 6th. >> so painful to hear all those details. your committee did lay out how republican senator ron johnson actually tried to deliver a fake select of electors to then vice president pence on the morning of january 6th. does your committee need to hear directly from senator johnson? >> well, senator johnson has an open invitation like everybody else who may be a material witness to parts of these events to come forward and tell us what
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he knows. certainly, if he knows anything more than that, we'd love to hear from him. we understand that organized hit on the election implied the collection of these counterfeit electors, and it would be comic if it weren't so tragic to see people stepping forward and claiming to be electors for a majority when obviously their candidate lost. >> the vice chair of the select committee, liz cheney, says the american people deserve to hear from former white house counsel pat cipollone. what specifically do you want him to shed light on and how aggressively is the committee pursuing his testimony? >> his name has been invoked frequently as someone who repeatedly warned donald trump that there was no factual merit to his big lie, that there was no legal theory that could justify all of this coercive pressure being placed on vice president pence and there was no pathway to power for him. so we would like to hear him
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describe everything that he went through. so far we're getting kind of a bank shot from other witnesses. so it would be good to hear from him. i'm not quite sure where the negotiations are at this point. >> considering how much evidence continues to emerge during the course of all these hearings, can we expect your committee to announce any additional hearings? >> well, you're right. more evidence is pouring out every day. more witnesses are coming forward. it's almost like a national catharsis as people who have information are deciding to turn it over to the january 6th select committee. i had hoped we would be done with the hearing process by the end of june. it may be that the incorporation of all the new evidence coming in requires us to go a little bit further into the summer. >> congressman adam schiff, a member of your committee tells cnn he believes this plot likely violated multiple federal laws
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and should be investigated by the u.s. justice department. do you agree? and i ask the question of you because you used to teach constitutional law at the american university law school here in washington. >> and i did teach criminal law, too. look, there are more than 850 criminal prosecutions that have been brought already as part of these events. these are things like assaulting federal officers and seditious conspiracy, which means conspiracy to overthrow or put down the government or interfere with the execution of the laws. i think the way most classic mob investigations and prosecutions proceed is they work their way to the top. i think that's what's happening. we've already committed -- federal offenses were committed by donald trump and john eastman and judge carter picked it up in the eastman litigation where he says it's likely federal offenses were committed, there
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specifically conspiracy to interfere with the federal proceeding and conspiracy to defraud the united states of america. >> i'll take that answer as a yes. congressman jamie raskin, thank you for joining us. coming up, a former republican congressman who advised the january 6th committee will join us and weigh in on the testimony about gop officials being pressured by trump and actually threatened. stay with us. you're in "the situation room." l through thousands of cars. then, tatap to buy. that's it. no sales speak. no wasted time. just, ststraight up great cars. right from your phone to your driveway. go to and pick your favorite. wooo. oh yeah, she digs it. buy your car on vroom. get in. bath fitter doesn't just fit your bath. we fit your life. when you're tired of looking at your tired old bath, we fit your style, with hundred. when a normal day is anything
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hearing we heard witnesses publicly recount the very dangerous thetsreats they've received. listen to public officials and an election worker describe what they went through as trump tried to undo joe biden's legitimate wins in arizona and georgia. >> some people broke on the my daughter-in-law's home. my son has passed, and she's a widow and has two kids. so we're very concerned anti her safety, also. >> they have had video panel trucks with videos of me proclaiming me to be a pedophile and pervert and corrupt politician. we had a daughter who was gravely ill who was upset by what was happening outside. >> i received a call from my grandmother saying that there were people at her home and they
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knocked on the door and, of course, she opened it and seeing who was there, who it was, and they just started pushing their way through, claiming that they were coming in to make a citizen's arrest, they needed to find me and my mom. they knew we were there, and she was just screaming and didn't know what to do. >> i don't go to the grocery store at all. i haven't been anywhere at all. i've gained about 60 pounds. i don't do nothing anymore. i don't want to go anywhere. i second-guess everything that i do. it's affected my life in a major way, in every way. all because of lies.
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>> joining us now along with our panel, former republican congressman denver riggleman who previously served as an adviser to the january 6th select committee. thanks for joining us. you advised this committee, you're also an expert on online extremism. what's your reaction to hear the danger these wonderful election officials and their families were in? >> it should horrify everyone. when i watched them, it sort of reminded me sadly of what our family went through a couple years and the things we still get today. what mr. bowers went through with his daughter, what shaye went through with their mother and what they had to withstand is heart-wrenching. i was doing this well before the committee, when i was in counterterrorism in the past. it seems to me, and i want to say this, technology and money allow small minds to push big lies. the issue you have here is this message that circulated
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digitally manifested itself in the physical realm, when people come out and start to attack individuals or send them bad things or show up at houses, that's what really should concern people as they look at this is how violent this can get. we've already seen that on january 6th. when you're talking about those radicalized through complete fantasy, whether they believe this is a battle between good and evil, i don't know if they regret it or not. but they do things that hurts the public and hurts the individuals trying to serve the country. it's very touching to watch it, but it also shows the power of social media and online radicalization. >> very, very dangerous indeed. congressman adam schiff today said, and i'm quoting him, the system held but barely. that's his quote. is the committee making a case that just a few key figures stood between trump and a coup? >> he talked about pushing out team normal and bringing in team crazy.
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thank got it was the c team and not the b team. i think that's the issue you have here. i wonder if they didn't go out forward and have those ridiculous lawsuits if they would have run deeper and darker what would have happened. that's what scares me. the issue we have is multiple layers were involved from top to bottom. i think as the committee goes forward when we look at the second, third and fourth layers, but beneath that top tier, when you see the cascading effects and people pushing this, whether through fund-raising or things of that nature, it should scare the hell out of people. >> the committee laid out, and it was very clear, all this emotional testimony today. but they also made it clear they want to hear from other witnesses, including former white house counsel pat cipollone. >> liz cheney doesn't say anything by accident. she really called out pat cipollone. my sources have told me that pat cipollone behind the scenes was
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cooperating and then a couple weeks ago it seems all of a sudden he decided he did not want to appear. i would suggest that we remember a couple of names, bill barr showed up and john dean showed up during watergate. they are white house counsel. it is to the office of the president. they are not a personal attorney. i don't know why pat cipollone is all of a sudden trying to exit stage right, but it's -- i know that he has critical firsthand evidence that the committee needs. >> the committee really wants to hear from him. we'll see if that happens. kaitlyn, there's previously unreleased video from another british filmmaker covering the final weeks of president trump's
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2020 campaign. did this catch people in trump's circle off guard? >> yeah it speaks to how chaotic it was in the final three weeks, leading up to the election, after the election and what happened before january 6th. a lot of people say they learned today about this video and about the access this british filmmaker got that says he's now been subpoenaed and turned over and shared hours' worth of footage with the committee. that raises questions, of course, about what these officials were saying. he claims he interviewed trump several times, several members of his family, talked to staffers inside the west wing. i believe vice president mike pence was also interviewed. it raises questions about what they said. we don't know exactly what this footage includes. people will be able to compare it to what they said then when they were not testifying to what they said to the committee when they were testifying. that will be a big question. i think a lot of people have said they weren't aware of this happening. i'm a little skeptical of that, the idea that a camera crew could come into the trump
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campaign headquarters or into the west wing and no one questions what's going on. that's been what we heard today from people, saying they were very surprised this person had this extensive access. if he has access on january 6th, obviously that's going to be something the committee wants to see. >> we'd like to see that video, too, obviously. all of us would be very interested. kasie, does it sound like there will be more hearing to deal with these developments? >> i think they're leaving open that possibility but they're acutely aware, in my conversations with people working on it, they know this is the window. this is when they have america's attention. they need to do as much as they possibly can in this space and time. it doesn't rule out anynecessar. they're up against a hard deadline, november of this year when it's likely the democrats will lose the house and ultimately this committee won't exist anymore. >> you're a legal analyst, laura. the committee hasn't made any decisions that we know of about
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whether to make formal criminal referrals to the u.s. justice department, for example. how big of an issue is this, and is there serious disagreement among committee members? >> we learned last week there was this notion on the one hand bennie thompson saying they weren't going to and liz cheney coming back and saying leave everything open for that very reason. you see attorney general merrick garland said we're watching very closely and my january 6th prosecutors are watching closely. they already have more than 800 prosecutions going on now. what is the information they're waiting to hear from the committee and vice versa. it's very, very plausible that the attorney general and the prosecutors whose job it is to lead the prosecutions don't have the desire to hand over everything in a public fashion right now. there could be cooperators, people who want to help on a criminal side or don't want to come forward in a public event right now. i'm waiting to see what they actually have.
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>> all of us are curious and want to see what they have as well. denver riggleman, let me give you the last word. what do you think is going to happen as far as criminal referrals are concerned? >> first of all, i want to tell everybody on the panel i sort of know some of the stuff they have, so it's a lot; i'll just say. i think the biggest referral is when they transfer the data. for me i think the doj is paying attention to this; the data they can link to publications, interviews, meta data, emails, things of that nature. i think once they transfer that over, i think that's the most powerful statement to the doj that they're ready to rock and roll. for me, watching today, i think this was the most powerful hearing for me so far based on the individuals. but again, i sort of agree with the panel here -- well, i agree with them completely that the most powerful thing is the data they transfer over to the doj. they're making a hell of a case
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to say this is a top-down sort of bizarrely structured coup-like movement going on with so many people. >> we'll see what the attorney general of the united states decides to do with all that information. thank you very much to the entire panel. coming up, new details emerging about former white house chief of staff mark meadows and d how he wanted to send trump hats, trump coins and momore to election auditors in ge georgia. if we need to cancel. cancel. i haven't left the house in years. nothing will stop me from vacation. no canceling. (laughs) flexible cancellation. kayak. searcone and done. think he's posting about all that ancient roman coinage? no, he's seizing the moment with merrill. moving his money into his investment account in real time and that's... how you collect coins. your money never stops working for you with merrill, a bank of america company.
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and now we're providing 88 billion dollars to support underserved communities... ...helping us all move forward financially. pnc bank: see how we can make a difference for you. new information about former white house chief of staff mark meadows revealed in today's vigt hearing about how he wanted to entice election ought task force in georgia during the recount there. brian todd is on capitol hill with the latest. we now know meadows was privately admitting trump lost even as he pushed the former president's election lies. >> right, wolf. part of a pattern that observers say mark meadows was known for, often telling people of power
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and influence what they wanted to hear to advance his own personal ambitions. in late november 2020, as then president trump and his acolytes were feverishly pushing false claims of election fraud, one of the most rabid trump enablers was his right-hand man in the oval office. then chief of staff mark meadows sent a text to jenny thomas, the right wing activist and wife of supreme court justice clarence thomas. quote, this is a fight of good versus evil. evil always looks like the victor until the king of kings triumph. do not grow weary in well doing. the fight continues. i have staked my career on it. >> it's more likely to me that mark meadows was -- a true believer saying things in a way in a text that he thought she wanted to hear. >> that message to ginny thomas was one of thousands of texts turned over to the january 6th
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committee before he stopped cooperating last deese. according to reporting by cnn and "the new yorker," during the tumultuous period after the 202 election and before the january 6th attack on the capitol, mark med does was burning both sides of a dangerous candle. >> at the same time he's telling people such as bill barr and others we don't believe in this stuff, he's facilitating and putting in front of the president in the oval office the most -- anyone who comes to the door with some lunatic election fraud conspiracy theory. >> reporter: meadows also personally went to the state of georgia after the election as part of the trump team's efforts to flip the election results. according to the january 6th committee, citing a white house aide, meadows even wanted to send swag to georgia auditors. >> in the words of white house aide, a sh --
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>> quite a journey from his team as a tea party conservative in the house, a seat he won in 2012. >> not so much thought of as a policy genius or somebody with a prospective agenda but someone there to derail the agenda of democrats, to throw bombs. >> what led meadows from that to his position at trump's side? one analyst says pure ambition. >> what mattered to him is he wanted to exercise power. once he got in the white house and got that top position, he wanted to consolidate power around him. >> reporter: now ironically, mark meadows, the man who helped push the election fraud theories for trump is now the subject of a probe by the north carolina state bureau of investigation for allegedly registering to vote in a state where he never resided. a spokesperson declined to comment. >> brian todd on capitol hill,
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minute by minute timeline chronicling the deadly attack that killed 19 children and 2 adults and blaming on pete arredondo, the police chief in charge of response. >> there were a significant number of armed wearing body armor, to distract the subject. >> reporter: telling texas lawmakers, 11 officers responded to the shooting and were inside the school by 11:36, within three minutes of the gunman entering the school. including school district police chief, pete arredondo, yet according to mcgraw, they didn't do anything for over an hour at the guidance of arredondo. >> only thing stopping a hallway of dedicated officers from entering room 111 and 112 was the on-scene commander who placed the lives of officers above those of children.
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>> the gunman barricaded himself behind locked doors, however video from the scene indicates not one of all the initial responding officers tried to open either of those doors until moments before they took the gunman down. and it had been unlocked the entire time. >> there's no way to lock the door from the inside, and there's no way for the subject to lock the door from the inside. >> mccraw revealed the door had been malfunctioning and wouldn't hold the lock. new image from surveillance footage obtained from the statement shows the halls of rob elementary at 11:52, at least three officers are in the hallway, two with rifles and one appears with a tactical shield, just 19 minutes after the gunman entered the school. >> the doctrine for active shooters is clear. you stop the killing, you stop the dying. >> despite this, they waited in the hallway outside the classrooms and didn't attempt to
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enter until 12:50 p.m. at the direction of arredondo. arredondo is facing harsh criticism for his lack of action. >> he killed our kids, teachers, parents and city. >> the hour, on the site, with that gunman, it's not right. it's cowardly. cowardly stuff. >> reporter: and wolf, we reached out to chief arredondo's attorney. we've not heard back from the attorney. interestingly enough, wolf, arredondo was actually in this building here today at the capitol in austin, testifying at a different committee, house committee which has been running its own investigation, but the difference there is that testimony, it was behind closed doors. they've been running their own investigation, taking all the testimony behind closed doors and of course, you know, families, a lot of the families in uvalde, are students, the
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new information tonight on a break through on gun safety legislation in the wake of the mass shootings in buffalo and uvalde. cnn congressional correspondent jessica dean is working the story for us. what's the latest, jessica? >> reporter: wolf, this is a very significant step. we now have build text for this bipartisan bill and moving ahead
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with the gun safety legislation. we also know senate minority leader mitch mcconnell said he supports this legislation and senator romney, republicans who agreed to the frame work said he supports the legislation, they were on a call so it looks like all things are a go for this. let me walk you through what's actually in the bill. it's going to close the so-called boyfriend loophole and what that means is anyone convicted of domestic abuse is not allowed to have a gun. now there is a provision if it is a misdemeanor and five years pass with no other charges or convictions, that person can get their rights back. it's also going to revolutionize mental health funding. school services for students who need help, school, and community safety funding. there's also funding for crisis intervention programs, things like drug ports as well as incentivizing states to set up red flag laws and finally, wolf, it's going to enhance background checks for younger buyers. so again, this is very significant and wolf, we now
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know, we just learned in the last few minutes. they are setting up a 7:30 vote to kind of start this process. it's a procedural vote but kicks it all off. >> very significant development indeed, thank you very much, jessica dean on capitol hill and to our viewers, thank you very much for watching. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room," erin burnett, "outfront" starts right now. "outfront" next, republican officials one by one taking down trump's election lies, testifying about a widespread fake elector scheme and the death threats endured just because they told the truth, plus new details about trump tapes now in the hands of the january 6th committee, interviews with trump himself, along with children and mike pence. what were they saying in the days just before and after the insurrection? and disturbing developments in the uvalde shooting investigation. officers wasting precious time looking for a classroom key when the door wasn't even locked. let's go "outfront."


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