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sira ♪ good morning to viewers here in the united states and auld around the world, it is thursday, june 23rd, i'm john berman. brianna is off this morning. chief white house correspondent kaitlan collins is with me. we do have brand-new developments in the january 6th investigation. newly obtained footage from a documentary film crew that was embedded within trump world for nearly six months before and after january 6th. this is footage that maggie haberman reports is causing anxiety for the trump family. the british documentary filmmaker has handed over his interviews with former president trump, his adult children and former vice president mike pence to the house select committee and will be meeting with them behind closed doors today. what we have now for the first time is this film's trailer. >> okay.
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>> my father, he is very honest and he is who he is. >> he believes everything that he's doing is right. >> i think i treat people well, unless you don't treat me well, in which case you go to war. >> can we talk for a minute about january 6. >> no. >> cnn has also just learned this morning that the former acting attorney general jeffrey rosen will testify today that while he was there the justice department was, quote, presented with no evidence of widespread voter fraud in a scale sufficient to change the outcome of the 2020 election. he will also say that, quote, some argued to the former president and public that the election was corrupt and stolen. that view was wrong then and it is wrong today. that comes as the justice department is now ramping up its criminal investigation into the fake elector scheme that was concocted by trump and his allies with federal agents delivering grand jury subpoenas to at least four people on wednesday. >> the scale of that investigation seems to be greater and on a much wider
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scale than we had understood. we're going to have much more on that in a moment. first, though, new information about what we will hear at today's january 6th hearing. cnn's sara murray here with that. good morning to you. >> good morning. this is going to be a hearing that is really focused on the pressure campaign that came down around the justice department. so we are going to hear today from the former acting attorney general jeffrey rosen, we're going to hear from his former acting deputy richard donohue, we're also going to hear from steve engel the former assistant attorney general for the office of legal counsel. these were folks who were all impacted when after the 2020 election then president donald trump decided he wanted to try to push aside jeffrey rosen and put someone in his place who would be willing to go along with donald trump's claims of election fraud and willing to pressure the states to revisit their election results and ultimately overturn the election. obviously that caused great consternation within the justice department, there were threats that people were going to resign
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en masse if trurn mp did that. some argued to the former president and public that the election was corrupt and stolen, that view was wrong then and it is wrong today. so in addition to running through this pressure campaign that they may have faced from the former president, they're also going to reiterate what we have heard from these hearings. there was no basis for donald trump's concerns, for his efforts to try to overturn the election. there was no evidence of widespread fraud, john. >> it is worth noting in each one of the hearings so far the committee has delivered new information that we had not seen before. it will be interesting to see what they bring today. sara murray, thank you very much. >> thank you. for more on this let's bring in joseph moreno and katelyn polantz. thank you for joining us this morning on these serious developments that are happening in in justice department investigation. you've been covering this for so long, i wonder what you make about what this tells us about what is happening when it comes
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to the trajectory of this investigation. >> right. so there's the house investigation and then there's this justice department investigation that is a separate thing, it has existed almost in parallel fashion. what we are learning as of yesterday is that there has been a new round of subpoenas by the justice department to collect more information about these fake electors that were being used by the trump campaign in states after the election, battleground states that trump lost, states he didn't need electors and that those electors were not supposed to be sent to the federal government, yet they were. so the different -- the different types of subpoenas we've seen now as opposed to before was before there were lower level republicans that were being caught up in this probe. >> right. >> right. people who were going to be electors for trump and then dropped out. now electors in multiple states are getting them, including people that are at the top of the list of the people that were in touch with the trump campaign, people like david shafer the georgia republican party chair, we knew that he was a crucial link between the republicans' efforts in georgia
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to become electors and the trump campaign itself. he got a subpoena. we also learned there were electors in pennsylvania, michigan, georgia that all got subpoenas. as the justice department progresses it's important that this probe is not just about battleground states and the people that are in them. i know that that's who we're talking about, that's who is getting the subpoenas, but they're being asked about communications with the trump campaign, not just anyone in the trump campaign, people that you would recognize, names like rudy giuliani, john eastman, justin clark, the top lawyers, top staffers in the trump campaign. we just saw this week in the house when they focused on the trump electors that was the last public hearing we had, they were describing that they believed that the trump campaign had been directing much of this fake elector effort in the battleground states. so this investigation is in the background even when these house public hearings are moving on to something new now, the justice department pressure. >> yeah, it certainly seems like
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it's stepping things up. joseph, i wonder what you make of the developments we've seen in just the last 14 hours alone. >> i make that the justice department is taking this very seriously. this is not an organic idea that a number of electors in various states came up with on their own. it seems very clear that this was a coordinated effort. i felt for a long time when people think about january 6 they think primarily of the violence that happened on capitol hill that day and whether or not that violence could be linked to the president's tweets or the president's speeches. that's important. that's really important. but from my view if there's accountability here to be held by the former president and his inner circle, it's not what happened on just that day, it's what happened in the weeks and months leading up to it. if this was, in fact, a sophisticated scheme to have alternate fake electors that were eventually going to be presented to congress or pressured on the vice president to elect them as -- consider them the real electors, that's a major problem right there.
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>> and that's still something we've seen at the heart of both of these investigations. you did differentiate between what's happening with the justice department, what's happening on capitol hill. i wonder what you make of mo brooks who of course lost the alabama senate republican primary on tuesday night, now coming out and saying he is willing to testify to the house january 6th committee but only if he did so publicly. >> right. so this is a really interesting turn of events we have for mo brooks because he was someone that spoke at that trump rally on january 6th and he was someone that early on not in the justice department investigation, but actually in the lawsuit there was another member of congress eric swalwell that wanted to sue him and get information out of him about what he knew, why he said what he said, what he witnessed with donald trump on january 6. that lawsuit got tossed against him. so that avenue was shut down. and now he is losing his senate race, he lost that trump endorsement and he's had this
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change of heart where he's saying he will testify. so it's just really interesting because you have these different avenues where lots of different people are trying to pursue information. civil lawsuits, the justice department, the house, in some aspects the georgia county grand jury and different people are being willing to share information. at some point all of that information will have to be replicated, right? what mo brooks says publicly to the house the justice department will also see if that is an avenue they want to look at. >> the justice department has said they're watching these hearings very closely and so are the january 6 prosecutors. of course, mo brooks had trump's endorsement, he lost it which trump said was because he talked about moving on from the 2020 election. i wonder what you make of what mo brooks could potentially provide if he does testify publicly. >> theories are great, narratives are great, but nothing beats hearing from people that were on the ground and knew what happened. so the value of these hearings isn't so much laying out what could have happened, it's hearing from people who knew
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what happened. members of congress, people who were there on january 6th, members of the president's inner circle. that's the value that these hearings bring and that's what people want to hear. they want to hear facts. they want to know what happened from the people that know what happened on the ground that day and the weeks leading up to it. >> you couldn't frame mo brooks as someone who is not loyal to the former president. it will be fascinating to see. thank you so much for getting up early with us this morning. there are also new calls that we're look at for violence against congresswoman liz cheney and other members of the january 6 select committee on right wing social media platforms. we have the latest cnn reporting ahead. plus, the arizona republican lawmaker who became tearful while describing how he and his family were harassed over trump's lies about the election now says that he would vote for him again. and ukraine en endures its worst 24 hours since the fall of mariupol.
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this morning brand-new christi paul reporting on the calls for violence against members of the house january 6 select committee that are circulating on right wing social media platforms. cnn's donie o'sullivan here with the latest on this. this includes some of the platforms where some of the planning for january 6 was taking place. >> that's right, john. what we are seeing is we talk a lot about facebook and twitter but there is this whole universe of other alternative social media platforms, many of which are used by people who are involved in the insurrection and many of the platforms became popular after january 6 when facebook and twitter kicked people off. the kinds of messages we are seeing i want to show you, we have a screenshot from truth social which is trump's platform, it's a picture of a noose and it references the -- it references january 6 committee members, hang them all. on another pro trump forum, if
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we ever decide to storm the capitol again i promise we won't make the mistake of being unarmed a second time. it's always difficult, my colleague whitney wild spoke to a former dhs official, it is difficult to figure out what is rhetoric, what is talk and what is serious. two years ago we wouldn't be having this discussion talk being what is on these platforms but we've known since january 6, i remember being in georgia two days before the insurrection speaking to trump supporters and some referencing violence, some speaking about the potential for civil war and violence to overturn the election. we know many of the people -- some of the people who have since been charged in the insurrection were posting on line prior to this. it's a fine line of trying to figure out what is just talk and what might result in action. >> what are platforms saying about how they are treating these unambiguous statements? >> these platforms they market themselves as bastions of free speech, they say they are the
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alternative to twitter and facebook. some of the platforms are taking no action whatsoever that we can see. i mean, they are taking on some stuff, but on this type of speech, interestingly trump's new platform truth social we asked them about some of these posts including that picture of the noose there. truth social did not respond to us, but they did -- it does appear that they took down the post that we asked them about. so no comment, but they did take action. >> that is interesting. donie o'sullivan, thank you very much. and joining me now to discuss is cnn law enforcement analyst and former d.c. metropolitan police officer who protected the capitol on january 6th michael fanone. thank you so much for joining us this morning. you heard what donie was talking about there. i know you are no stranger to receiving these kinds of threats so i wonder what you make of it as someone who has gone through it personally. what's it like for these lawmakers who are now dealing with this? >> i mean, it can be a very
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eye-opening experience. for me, you know, personal security has always been a part of my thought process going back 20 years in the police department, but this takes it to a whole new level. i've received a considerable amount of threats, my family members have received a considerable amount of threats and, you know, from a law enforcement perspective i understand that the vast majority of those are just empty words, but, you know, as somebody who is on the receiving end, it doesn't exactly make you feel any better. you know, i would assume that those lawmakers are taking all the steps necessary, reporting them to u.s. capitol police, doj and that they are hopefully receiving security details. >> well, that's such a good point because it is this moment
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where you're right that if you are the one who is getting those threats and they say, well, we don't think this person is actually going to act on t how do you really differentiate when someone is going to act on it and then they're just making an empty threat online or in a phone call or in a text message? >> i mean, you can't. you know, law enforcement unfortunately today has to take all of these threats seriously. that being said, like in some instances with threats that were made with me, i mean, even specifically the threat that was made with me while i was testifying before congress, you know, the individual was interviewed and, you know, they can pretty much hide behind hyperbole or free speech and the conduct goes unpunished. there has to be some overt action really before law enforcement can intervene. so for me i just, you know,
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expect the worst and prepare for it. >> and i think a big question is whether or not these threats actually get worse as these hearings are only going on, but mike fanone, thank you for joining us this morning and telling us what it's like to personally go through something like this. >> thanks for having me. also this morning, new polling shows that voter enthusiasm is high this primary season and republicans appear to be reaping the benefits. significant advances by russian troops as ukraine suffers one of its most difficult weeks since the invasion began. with besest western rewards you get rewarded when you stay on the road and on the go. find your rewards so you can reconnect, disconnect, ld on tight and let go! stay two nights and get a free night.
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fresh numbers out this morning which show just how engaged voters are headed into this year'smidterms. joining me now, harry enten.
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2018 in terms of midterm turnout and enthusiasm very high, like 100-year high. how do things look right now? >> we can look at the primary to give you an idea. there is all this talk, oh, once trump leaves the white house voters will be less engaged. actually, they're more engaged so far in the primaries. this is 2022 primary turnout compared to 2018. overall, look at this, we are up 12%. we are up 12%. among democrats i will point out that we're down, but just 3%. but this is primarily being driven by republican primary turnout. look at this number, up 29%. whenever you see a rise like that you know something is cooking and here is what is cooking is republicans are really engaged and overall that has made the electorate also more engaged. >> these are actual people showing up at actual polls to vote in actual primaries. >> yes. >> harry, you're also seeing it in some of the polling in terms of the enthusiasm question. >> we are.
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one of the questions that sort of gave me a hint early on in the 2018 cycle that people were really enthused about voting was this question we've asked in cnn polling, how enthusiastic are you to vote? extremely enthusiastic. i'm extremely enthusiastic about doing this presentation. voters are extremely enthusiastic about voting in the midterm. at this point in the cycle 23% say they're extremely enthusiastic to vote in 2022, that is the same percentage that said that in 2018 which as you mentioned, john, featured record turnout. what's key about this is this does seem to be foretelling about how many people will turn out in the midterm elections. that 23 and 23, much larger than that 15 in 2014 and that 17% in 2010. 15 in 2014 was actually taken later on in the cycle when usually more voters are engaged. a lot of voters are engaged
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early on in this psych snool who is more engaged? >> this goes whack to what we saw in slide number one which is although turnout may be up from 2018, what is going on it's republicans who are driving this enthusiasm. so look at 2022, extremely enthusiastic to vote in the midterms, right now 30% of republicans versus 20% of democrats. you go back to 2018, the numbers were flipped. more democrats were extremely enthusiastic to vote than republicans, now it's more republicans are extremely enthusiastic to vote than democrats. midterms aren't just about preference, they are about the ability to drive turnout as well. >> and often also about a president's approval rating and president biden's approval rating is not high which has led to rumblings and whispers he shouldn't run again. the numbers tell an interesting story here, harry. >> they do. look at presidents who cruise to renomination by their intra party approval, among democrats
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with biden and this is just before the new hampshire primary. what we generally see is the approval rating of the president's who cruised to renomination are in the 80s or 90s in the case of trump and eisenhower. look where biden's approval rating is among democrats, it's currently at 82%. that looks a lot like the other presidents who cruised to renomination. obviously that can change, we still have a while to go until the primaries but at this particular point biden's approval rating is where it needs to be among democrats to not face a primary challenge. here is the fun thing, look at the presidents who did face a competitive primary, look at where their approval ratings were among their own party, it was in the 70s in the case of george h.w. bush who won every single primary, but the presidents who either lost the primary or dropped out, look at their approval ratings in their own party, all either at 44% for truman in '52 or in the 60s for
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ford and carter. joe biden at 82% among democrats is not anywhere near the level that historically we have seen. >> these are meaningfully lower. >> meaningfully lower. >> how about in terms of when you actually measure in polling where he stands in primaries? >> he's up. he's up. he's up 20 points over his nearest competitor, that's about where barack obama was against hillary clinton at this point in 2012, it's not where clinton was in 1996 who was blown out of the field but that's nowhere near where jimmy carter was. jimmy carter was trailing ted kennedy at this point. joe biden is leading his nearest opponent, looks a lot more like barack obama who cruised to renomination. >> as always, harry, very interesting. thank you for your enthusiasm. >> i try my best. a devastating week for the ukrainian military, the last city in a critical region to be about to fall. and the desperate search and
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in afghanistan this morning there is a desperate search and rescue effort under way after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake killed more than 1,000 people and injured more than 1,500. atika shubert has the details. >> reporter: according to the united nations turkey is the best placed country to supply aid to survivors of that massive earthquake in afghanistan that has killed at least 1,000 people, the death toll is expected to rise. it struck a particularly remote area of the country along the border with pakistan, there are very few roads there, getting
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access is extremely difficult and the taliban government now ruling afghanistan has called for immediate international help. survivors are still trapped under the rubble and it is a race against time to get to them. this morning russian forces making meaningful gains in the eastern part of ukraine. this is where the bulk of the fighting has been taking place. i want to zoom in on two key cities here, severodonetsk and leasy shans k. this is where the russians are closing in in meaningful ways. an adviser said the fight has entered its climax. this phase looks terrifying from a military point of view. joining us is mike lyons. we're talking about the russians making these gains, significant gains in these two cities. what would the fall of those cities mean for ukraine? >> unfortunately the russians have learned now, they've been able to consolidate, take combat
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power, we know that they've got ukraine forces surrounded. ukraine military has to make tough decisions about retreating and getting out of there, severodonetsk that chemical factually that's there, they're holed up there, it's mariupol 2.0, they won't survive it but are trying to suck russian troops to fight it. if they seal that whole area off they're going to control a major part of that. >> if they take these two cities they control all of luhansk which is one of the big strategic goals of vladimir putin. what does that means for donetsk which is this other key province which is in dispute which the russians dispute, ukraine doesn't? >> from a military perspective both sides are almost exhausted right now, the russians likely will try to take some kind of operational pause and give themselves a break here and they will claim victory on that side but then they're looking at how they will reinforce, how will they get to kramatorsk, those other centers of communication that are important for them if
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they're going to take the rest of donetsk and the rest that have region. >> if they do take these cities, they're here, right, can ukraine get them out? >> no, i don't think so. they still are outmanned, outgunned. russia has a better air defense. we're seeing, for example, russian air defense platforms are improving, what that's going to mean, it's going to knock out the drones, going to knock out the eyes of this western artillery that hasn't gotten there yet. it's late. it's not been able to be effective. if they can control a better portion of the air with their air defense platforms the ukraine military is in real trouble. >> even as the bulk of the fighting is taking place in the eastern parts of the country here, there are reports of new russian shelling on kharkiv in the more northern area, an area where the russians have backed off their advance. we hear that the ukrainians are trying to take some offensive measures down here in the south. >> kherson, for example, we have what are guerrilla tactics. that battle has shifted there.
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world war ii tactics here, guerrilla tactics in the south. this could prove to be a very important battle as ukraine -- the russians control about 90% of that coastline with the black sea, odesa is strategically going to be important. russia could claim if they shut down ukraine's military and their capability to generate revenue that that could be another victory and that's really what they're closely -- >> a lot has been made about russian morale and how it's been lagging. what about ukrainian morale given that there are reports that the ukrainians are losing 100 to 200 troops a day. >> 200 troops a day. the sacrifice they're making is incredible. i'm not of the feeling yet that the russian military is going to collapse. that's what it's going to take. there's no deterrents for russia to stop, they have so much more man and material and equipment and it's going to take the russian army to collapse. that would be historic if that happens and ukraine still doesn't have the manpower, the reserves and the heavy weapons in order to fight. >> all right. mike lyons, great to see you this morning.
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thank you very much. so he tearfully testified about the threats his family faced because of donald trump's lies. now a top arizona republican says that if joe biden was on the ballot against trump he would vote for trump again. we also have more this morning on the significant turn of events as the justice department is stepping up its investigation into the fake electors scheme in the 2020 election. cnn's michael smerconish will jojoin us next. [ chucklining ] ♪ and i hope whatever you've got to do ♪ ♪ is something that... ♪ [ music stops ] [ beeping ] cars built with safety in mind, even for those guys. the volkswagen atlas with standard front assist. ♪ ♪ hey, it's me...your skin. some cleansers get us clean - but take my moisture.
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nominee. >> we had a daughter who was gravely ill who was upset by what was happening outside, and my wife, that is a valiant person, very, very strong, quiet. very strong woman. so it was disturbing. >> joining us now is cnn political commentator michael smerconish. thank you for getting up with us this morning. i wonder what do you make of this, seeing rusty bowers not only testifying about what he and his family went through but also the pressure campaign he faced from trump, trump's attorney, trump's allies in congress to do things that he said were illegal and unconstitutional but says he would still vote for trump if he's the nominee against
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president biden? >> well, kaitlan, i think he has a lot of company. i think of mitch mcconnell, i think of kevin mccarthy, i think of a whole host of republicans who at different points along the way have expressed their displeasure at what happened on january 6, some of them in quite strong terms. i think of radio listeners who call my program and say, oh, if i could only have donald trump without all the baggage. and then they will often go through a litany of achievements for which they think trump was responsible and they say in comparison to joe biden they would still take donald trump. here is what i say, it is elevating politics and policy over the foundations of government. i mean, really that's what rusty bowers is saying. he's saying that democracy was in peril, that he towed the line, that his family was nut in jeopardy but he's going to elevate politics over all of that. it's really quite shocking. the final thing i would say is if you believe you want donald trump without the trumpisms,
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there's a name for that is correct it's ron desantis and this is what is giving heft to desantis should he decide to challenge trump. >> desantis even with trump in new hampshire. we will talk much more about that, dig into those numbers in a little bit, michael. you have many jobs, i consider your most important to the of counsel to "new day." counselor, i want to ask you about this new reporting in the doj investigation into the fake elector scheme. cnn has confirmed subpoenas going out in at least four states, there are other outlets talk being even more than that. so subpoenas going to people on the fake elector thing in at least four states, maybe more. what does this tell you about the scope of this doj investigation and maybe the possibility merrick garland is doing more than some progressive democrats are giving him credit for? >> obviously there's something there that is of interest to doj that they are still in the hunt at this relatively late stage at
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least as we think of the january 6 investigation. what i'm keeping my eye on, john, is the fact that we will soon butt up against the midterm election. donald trump's name is not on the ballot in the midterm election. you know there's that protocol or policy that when you get close to an election the doj doesn't want to see there to be any indictments. i don't know how if at all that might factor in here. and of course if the midterms go as people anticipate they will go which is frankly a shellacking for democrats at least with regard to the house of representatives this investigation may soon end at least from the congressional standpoint. what i'm trying to say is that time is a phafactor here. if subpoenas are just going out now i'm wondering how much closure can there be while the january 6 commission is still intact. of course, justice will march to its own drum and be able to continue after the committee wraps up its work. >> we know they're watching these hearings closely. michael, you mentioned the
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midterms and my favorite role that you play for cnn is as our pennsylvania specialist. so i want to ask you about a development we're seeing in this race where of course in the senate race in pennsylvania mehmet oz is the republican nominee in that race. he's had an interesting change of tone when it comes to what he is saying in public now that he has secured the nomination compared to what he was saying before when it comes to the involvement of former president trump and his endorsement. obviously he was backed by trump. i want you, michael, just to look at what his commercials looked like before he got the republican nomination and now what they look like once he has gotten it. >> i endorsed another person today, dr. oz in pennsylvania. >> president trump endorsed dr. oz for senate because trump knows who the real conservative is who is going to shake up washington. >> i want to take a moment to express my deep thanks to the great people of pennsylvania who have joined me so far on this
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journey and supported my campaign. i am blessed to have earned the presumptive republican nomination for the united states senate. >> no mention of trump in the new ad, imichael. >> in primary season he wanted to be perceived as donald trump's protege. i think for the general election he would like to be perceived as oprah's protege. president trump's pollster just did a survey for the aarp in pennsylvania. dr. oz i'm holding it in my hand has stunning negatives and they are across the board. 63% of all pennsylvania voters perceive him unfavorably, among republicans it's 38%. so i'm sure it's in view of these numbers that he believes he needs to pivot. of course, the pivot toward the center is a tale as old as time politically speaking but there's going to be so much money spent in pennsylvania, i don't think that john fetterman is going to
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allow pennsylvania voters for a moment to forget the association between dr. oz and donald trump. >> what kind of a bind do those negatives, and they really are stunning when you look at the poll you are talking about there, michael, but also an earlier poll about dr. oz coming out of the primaries. he has enormous negatives. does it put him in a bind because he has to shore up his base which as you just said could be shaky at the same time reaching across the aisle? >> look, i think he won the primary only because of trump's support. you will remember that kathy barnette was the third candidate who at the 11th hour seemed to come out of nowhere, dave mccormick was in the hunt with dr. oz. what it allowed was dr. oz to win this race and i'm not taking anything away from him, but with a very scant margin in the election. i don't think he would have won that race but for barnett splitting the vote. so he was able to get through based on really the skin of his teeth and the support of donald
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trump, but now to come back from that margin and win a general election, it's going to be a very tall order. of course, it's perceived to be a strong republican year so we shouldn't underestimate that. the shock in pennsylvania to me is not the senate race, it's the close margin according to this survey and others in the gubernatorial race. theres no greater lightning rod in the nation running than doug mastriano, the republican nominee for governor of pennsylvania and yet he trails josh shapiro the attorney general only by 3 or 4 points in the data that i've seen. that's the real shock. >> it's all fascinating. everything that happens in pennsylvania always is, but it is interesting to see how oz -- you look at his twitter page, for example, it went from touting himself as this trump-backed candidate to now things have changed when you look at what it looks like post that. michael smerconish, thank you so much for joining us this morning. you can catch michael's show on cnn on saturdays at 9:00 a.m. don't miss it, i never do.
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it has been a rough start to the summer travel season as airlines yesterday canceled more than 1,000 flights and another 3,400 were delayed. the disruptions are largely because of weather on the east coast and cnn's pete muntean is live at reagan national airport where a lot of people i'm sure, pete, this morning are hoping they do not experience the day that travelers had yesterday. >> reporter: that's right, kaitlan. airlines still reeling from that bad weather yesterday. just check flight aware, more
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than 1,400 cancellationes in total nationwide just yesterday. the cancellations are already piling up today, more than 500 today so far. remember that airlines got a lot smaller over the pandemic, that makes bad weather hit them even harder. that means this is going to be a big summer of flight cancellations. it is an expensive summer of travel stress at airports worldwide with airlines struggling with staffing shortages and schedule melt downs. >> we're stranded. >> reporter: gina morale less' $1,000 flight to a pageant was canceled only to rebook on a different flight that was also canceled. from thursday to monday airlines in the u.s. canceled more than 5,400 flights. >> it makes me not want to travel at all. go on no airplanes, nothing. >> reporter: new analysis from travel site hopper says flight cancellations have jumped 34% in the last month, domestic ticket prices are up, too, by 18% since
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2019, even still passengers are packing planes, last weekend the tsa screened more people at airports nationwide than any weekend since the start of the pandemic. >> travelers are willing to pay more and they're willing to face potential disruptions because they really want to go on these trips that they've put off in many cases for two years. >> thank you very much for all being here today. >> reporter: airline ceos lobbied congress for $50 billion in pandemic aid to keep workers on the job, even still airlines got smaller, offering employees early out and retirement packages. >> i'm tremendously angry. >> reporter: airline consumer advocate bill mcgee says airlines are not keeping up their end of the deal. southwest and delta pilots have picketed to say they are overworked. airlines insist they are hiring hundreds of new workers each month while dealing with storms and air traffic control issues. >> i've never seen a melt down of this proportion. the fact is the airlines still refuse to own this. >> reporter: transportation
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secretary pete buttigieg has told airline ceos to stress test their schedules and add customer service staff with july 4th travel on the horizon. aaa forecasts 47.9 million americans will travel for the holiday but a shrinking share will take to the skies. >> you can't ignore we have had six months of constant stories of delays, cancellations, bad weather, long lines, frustration and somebody may decide i think it's easier for me just to hop in the car and go this year. >> reporter: we also heard from united airlines ceo scott kirby about this and he put some of the blame of cancellations back on the federal government. he says that the faa needs to more properly staff up on air traffic controllers to alleviate some delays. the faa tells me they insist it is not an issue and is moving controllers around to hot spots like florida. i also spoke to house transportation chair peter defazio about this. he wants a readout from every major airline about how many
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pilots they have on staff right now. we will see, kaitlan, if this means even more congressional hearings for the airlines. >> yeah, you can totally see why they would be having those. people have big questions about why this is so disruptive. pete muntean, thank you for bringing us the latest. and "new day" continues right now. ♪ ♪ good morning to our viewers in the united states and all around the world, it is thursday, june 23rd, i'm john berman. brianna is off. chief white house correspondent kaitlan collins with us here this morning. happening now, a british filmmaker who documented former president trump and his inner circle for six months before and after the capitol riot is about to meet behind closed doors with the january 6th committee. we have newly obtained footage from the series that he made.
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it will be released by discovery plus which is owned by cnn's parent company. maggie labor man reports the footage is causing anxiety for the trump family. the filmmaker has handed over his interviews with trump, his adult children and former vice president pence to the house select committee. what we have for the first time now is the documentary's trailer. >> okay. >> my father, he is very honest and he is who he is. >> he believes everything that he's doing is right. >> i think i treat people well, unless you don't treat me well, in which case you go to war. >> can we talk for a minute about january 6? >> no. >> on top of that cnn has also learned this morning that former acting attorney general jeffrey rosen will testify today that while he was there the justice department was, quote, presented with no evidence of widespread voter fraud and he also says that, quote, some argued to the former president and the public th


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