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it is tuesday, 5:00 a.m., welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm christine romans. >> and i'm laura jarrett. we begin with a revelation late last night, the identity of a key witness set to testify later today at a last minute hearing set by the january 6 committee. her name, cassidy hutchinson, she may be unfamiliar, but she is considered one of the committee's most consequential witnesses because she was an
aide to trump white house chief of staff mark meadows. she was present during many critical events and conversations in the white house and we know that she's been cooperating with the panel already sitting privately for at least three different times. you can see her there. cnn reporter marshall cohen is live in washington, d.c. good morning, what do you think that we could learn from hutchinson today? >> reporter: good morning, guys. we could learn a lot. and you know the committee thinks that this is super important because they scheduled this surprise hearing. it was supposed to be, you know, a little break, a little hiatus after the july 4th break. not so much. this afternoon we'll be hearing from cassidy hutchinson. as you said, she was there for a lot, in the trump white house, she was an aide to mark meadows and she witnessed all kinds of events. i'll break down some of the things that we've already heard from her and some of the things that we might be hearing from her. first of all, she was there for discussions about fake electors at the white house. that is the plan to subvert the
electoral college process. the trump campaign pursued that in seven states across the country. we've already heard testimony from her about discussions between her boss mark meadows and rudy giuliani who was coordinating that fake elector scheme on the state level. number two, we've already heard from her about requests from republican lawmakers, members of congress, for pardons that they wanted from donald trump after january 6. he didn't end up giving any pardons to any sitting members of congress. but the committee has said listen, if you are asking for a pardon, even you think that you did something wrong. also she has discussed conversations that she was present for about donald trump's attempts to weaponize the justice department, decapitate the leadership and replace the attorney general with his own hand picked loyalist jeffrey clark who was willing to use the powers of the doj to overturn the election.
jeffrey clark himself is in a little bit of hot water, his house was raided last week by federal agents. and then finally some of the new material that we might hear later today, this is according to past cnn reporting, she was there when mark meadows discussed his conversations with donald trump on january 6. and his reaction to the violence that day. trump's reaction to the chance of hang mike pence which of course to our past reporting, he was reacting with some approval about. and he was apparently dismayed when he learned that the secret service has whisked pence to safety away from the rioters, away from the violence. so that is a little bit of what we've already heard, what we might hear in the future. guys, it has going to be something important. the committee's credibility in some ways is on the line here. she's got to deliver the goods because they announced it with so much fanfare. so finally we know it is 1:00 p.m. this afternoon.
>> and our understanding is kept it a secret worried about safety of the witness, we don't know if anyone else will testify alongside her. but we know that you will be covering it all. thank you. >> and our reporting is some people that have been in the room are told that there might be an extra level of security, might not get the seat that you had last time. so shows an urgency and drama surrounding this. let's bring in matthew brown from the "washington post." so nice to see you. everyone tight lipped about hutchinson coming in today. how much of an impact could her testimony have in your view? >> absolutely. i think that this testimony is going to be the next step in what the committee has been attempting do. each committee hearing so far has been a different aspect of trump's attempts to overturn the election. this committee so far will be a very interesting moment where we'll be really seeing the inner circle of trump here. this is in conversation with for instance the committee recently just getting ten hours of footage from a british filmmaker
alex holder who was with the trumps in the run-up to the january 6 attack and had unseen footage previously from the january 6 attack itself. this will be showing that we'll be seeing inside trump's inner circle now with ms. hutchinson's testimony. it is notable that in the weeks beforehand she sacked her last lawyer who was, quote, too close to trump's inner circle herself and now that she has new lawyers, it will be interesting to see what she will be more comfortable testifying in this moment. >> i had noticed as well she hired you chuck cooper who is very seasoned, well respected in washington, d.c. and perhaps signals a change in a tactics. we don't know. we also learned that federal agents armed with a search warrant have now seized the phone of john eastman, not only jeffrey clark the doj lawyer but now john eastman, the two, architects of the plot to overturn the election. what does it tell you that both of their material has been
seized? >> i think it shows that the department of justice is definitely interested in what the committee has been finding so far. john eastman as you said definitely an architect in trump's efforts to persuade pressure and cajole election officials across the country and as well as lawmakers into going along with his plot to muddy the waters around the election and to ultimately attempts to overturn the election in his favor. eastman had intimate knowledge consequently around what trump was doing, what trump's internal thoughts were, what his plans were and how they attempted to execute this. so any documents or information that they are able to get from the phone as the committee has shown likely exists that will be of major consequence for any further criminal investigations here. >> we weren't expecting to hear from them again until july and now they want to get this information out. so we'll see what it is all about. matt brown, thank you for dropping by early for us.
today at 12:00 p.m. join cnn for special coverage to hear new details about what happened inside the white house, you will hear from this new witness as we've just been discussing. and to texas now, tragedy there are at least 46 migrants were found dead inside a semi truck in what appears to be one of the worst smuggling operations in recent memory. 16 others including four children were taken to the hospital. >> there are that we know of 46 individuals who are no longer with us who had families, who were likely trying to find a better life. but this is nothing short of a horrific human tragedy. >> first responders were called after a worker in a nearby building heard a cry for help and saw bodies through the truck's partly open door. dhs is investigating the
incident. triple digit temperatures in san antonio yesterday. and a horrific collision has left three people dead and at least 50 others injured after an amtrak train crashed into a dump truck in missouri. the train derailed at an intersection that had no warning lights or motion gates with 200 passengers on board. one passenger credits divine intervention after he and his family survived the crash without a scratch. >> you know, i look at the people that were bleeding and injured and then i looked at my kids. and i looked at my wife and i said there is no way that we got out of this without god. that is the only way. >> the crash is now under federal investigation. just ahead, president biden about to jet from one overseas summit to another. plus vladimir putin's russia now officially defaulting on its foreign debt.
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world leaders tightly focused on the war in ukraine this morning. president biden meeting with other heads of state at the g7 summit now wrapping up in germany. and then the president will fly to spain for a nato summit there. let's go to fred pleitgen. what was president biden's message at the g7? >> reporter: first of all the president is departing a little early from the summit. you can see behind me there is some low cloud cover, some thunderstorms rolling through the area. so the president getting out of here while he can before the storms get any worse. he did take part in the last
meeting that was on his agenda, i think that we have video of that. he met with the european leaders of the g7 nations. and obviously the situation in ukraine was left front and center in that meeting as well, but also dealing with the global fallout of that and the grain crisis that has ensued. there was one journalist who kept asking do you have a plan to get the grain out of ukraine. at some point it was boris johnson who said it is something that they are working on. apparently the g7 nations led by the united states are set to announce around $5 billion in aid to vulnerable nations to deal with the fact that of course there is right now a global grain and food short annual of course some of which due to the fact that there is grain locked up in ports in ukraine. and i think that the most important thing that happened here was the fact that there was a show of underity, i think it was especially important for the european g7 nations to show them that the u.s. still firmly
stands behind them. there was of course that bilateral meeting between president biden and the german chan chan chancellor scholz. this meet pretty important to show that unity and resolve. >> and it wasn't long ago that it was a g8 summit and russia was invited and lost their seat when it invaded crimea. so just a lot on that backdrop there. frederik pleitgen, thank you so much. turning now to the nato sim mitt a summit about to get under way. mj lee is joining us live from austria. what is at the top of the agenda for the president at nato? >> reporter: good morning, guys. not different from what we saw during the g7 summit. of course the war in ukraine is going to be the major topic at this nato summit that the
president should be arriving in later today. this is a war that in so many ways has actually helped to transform the nato alliance and strengthen the alliance as these member countries have worked together over the last several months to figure out ways to fight against russian aggression. it has really had the effect of almost sort of clarifying the alliance's purpose. thousand one major topic that we are going to see during the summit is the applications from the countries of finland and sweden to join nato. now, this is of course something that vladimir putin is very much opposed to. he doesn't want to see anything that suggests that the nato alliance is getting stronger. but there is also one other hiccup which is that turkey has expressed concerns about the two countries joining nato. so we know that u.s. officials have been working over the last couple months and weeks actually to talk to turkey, to try to sort of address the concerns that the country has raised. we don't know if the summit is
going to lead to a conclusion of that, we don't know whether the summit will end up resulting in an answer to whether they can officially join, but we do know that u.s. officials are feeling pretty optimistic that they can address those concerns. on just as in the xwg7 summit, e nato summit will have a lot of conversations about what the end game is for the war in ukraine, of course the u.s. and many of its allies are very much looking forward to bringing an end to this war as quickly as possible. >> mj, thank you. appreciate it. 17 past the hour. maxghislaine maxwell on suicide watch in the final hours before her sentencing. what officials are doing to avoid history repeating itself. and the post-roe reality for working women in america. if respect you hope the more youe the less they'll miss. but even if your teen was vaccinated againsnst meningitis in the pt they may be missing vaccinatatin for meningitis b. although uncommon,
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. vice president kamala harris says she was, quote, shocked by the supreme court's decision to overturn roe versus wade despite knowing that it was likely coming. in her first interview since the landmark abortion decision came down, harris told dana bash that she voted against all three trump appointed justices you see there because she suspected that they would do exactly what they just did. but she takes clarence thomas at his word that other rights could also be in jeopardy now. >> i think that he just said the quiet part out loud and i think that that is why we all must really understand the significance of what just
happened. this is profound. and the way that this decision has come down has been so driven i think by the politics of the issue versus what should be the values that we place on freedom and liberty in our country. the court actually took a constitutional right that has been recognized for half a century and took it from the women of america. that is shocking. >> vice president didn't rule out the biden administration exploring other ways to provide women with access to abortion on federal land. and she also talked about the economic reality for so many women. >> absolutely. and that reality is that the post-roe landscape in america, u.s. is the only industrialized country in the world without guaranteed paid maternity leave or paid sick leave.
back in 1993, conditigress pass family medical leave act, you are guaranteed to keep your job and not be fired, but you won't be paid. and that still leaves the u.s. alone in the world in how it supports working women. for millions of poor women, a sick day in america is unpaid. child care is exorbitant. and the states with the trigger laws banning abortion have the lowest levels of assistance for women and their children and studies show women who are denied an abortion are more likely to be poor and stay poor afterward with hire rates of bankruptcy and eviction. and economist with the economic policy institute calls the fall of roe an economic barricade. quote, this decision will cause immediate economic pain in the 26 states where abortion bans are most likely and where people already face lower wages, less worker power and limited access to health care. only one in five workers in this country has paid leave through their employers. the timing here critical.
companies are scrambling for workers. some companies are expanding financial and i had for their workers and family members who need to travel out of state for abortion care. it is critical for companies in some states like texas and oklahoma where the bans are already in effect. they are finding a tradeoff. companies are finding a tradeoff between low taxes and regulation and demands from their employees for health care rights. a number of companies now providing abortion resources for their employees here. the company yelp says benefits for abortion health care are a recruiting and retention tool. employees want to work for a company like that. the companykcompany now, does t year battle end here or do victorious anti-abortion activists do they turn their attention to addressing what poor families need, quality child care, paid sick leave, maternity leave, universal pre-k. we are alone in the world, the united states, in how it values the time of a woman who is
having a baby or had a baby. >> thanks, christine. still to come, rights for some but not all. the patchwork of laws left after roe's demise. and vladimir putin squeezed to the point where russia can't pay its bills. age is just a number. and mine's unlisted. try boost® high protein with 20 grams of protein for muscle healt versus 16 grams in ensure high ptein. boost® high proteialso has key nutrients for immune support. boos® high protein. with best western rewards you get rewarded
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on its foreign debt. let's bring in clare sebastian. the historic default, they had a grace period here to pay the interest. and moscow is now down playing the default. walk us through it. >> yeah, not just downplaying but denying that this is a default at all. the kremlin said that that was incorrect. they are saying that it is not a default because they actually made the payment back in may before the expiring of the grace period on this bond. the kremlin said monday that the reason why the money didn't make it to investors is because it was frozen by the clearing house that usually funnels the money from russia to the individual bond holders. that because of sanctions. and they said this is not our problem. and he is right to some extent. not that it is not their problem, but this is an unusual kind of default because russia does have cash. it still has money. it is not that it has run out of money, but it is running out of ways to get the money to its bond holders because of
sanctions. moody's in declaring this a default outlines the reason why the money couldn't get to investors is because of carveout on u.s. sanction expired and that u.s. bond holders are now no longer able to receive payment on russian bonds. so that is the reason why. but it is russia's problem clearly because in the long term their borrowing costs will stay high and because ultimately it all boils down to the invasion of ukraine and sanctions that followed from that. >> and this is just another way of measuring the international squeeze going on to try to isolate russia and, you know, starve it of the funding it needs to wage war against its neighbor. reminder too i think, there still is money coming into russian coffers, yes, in the sale of oil? >> yes, more money in fact than previously. because of the diss rupruption war has caused, the price has gone up. so you see the urgency at the g7 to try to do something about
this, potentially putting a cap on oil prices. >> clare, thank you. and meantime the number of people killed by that missile talk on a shopping mall climbing to 18. salma abdelaziz is leave for us inside ukraine. what is the very latest this morning? >> reporter: rescue operations are still ongoing to try to pull people from the rubble of that shopping complex. it is important to note here that this mall, this city, is nowhere near the battleground, nowhere near the frontline. president zelenskyy accusing russia of intentionally targeting civilians. and that is what was happening. we understand people were going on about their day and an air raid siren went off, so people started to evacuate from the mall. of course a russian airstrike hitting the top of that building, it was on fire for hours. but this is really a continuation of what we're seeing on the ground here. russia stepping up its aggression, attacking ukraine by air, by land, by sea, firing dozens of missiles at this
country in recent days. including here in the capital kyiv. now, ukraine does have air defense systems, but they are clearly not enough to protect these neighborhoods. that is why ukraine is pleading with the united states for more support, more help, more air defense systems. the united states is expected to announce that it has purchased one such advance system for ukraine. but it can't come soon enough. there is a sense here that russia can hit anywhere anytime. >> salma, thank you for staying on top of it. just hours from now, sentencing for the woman accused of sex trafficking minors for jeffrey epstein. and suspensions for the players involved in this major league brawl. fingersticks can be a real challenge. that's w why i use the freestyle libre 2 system. with a painless, one-second scan i know my glucose numbers without fingersticks. now i'm managing my diabetes better and i've lowered my a1c from 8.2 to 6.7.
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overturning roe v. wade has triggered a patchwork of abortion bans. tom foreman has the latest on where state laws stand now. >> these are the states that have fully implemented outright bans or extreme limits on abortions already. south carolina, alabama, kentucky, ohio, missouri. texas is a strange convergence of some restrictions already in place, some more pending and some left over in their law books from long ago. but right after that, the map gets really muddled. for example there are numerous states where there are waiting periods before bans or new restrictions are put into place and there are states that are facing legal challenges which are holding up implementation. louisiana for example. that now faces a full hearing in court and is temporarily blocked in the meantime. there is also a temporary restraining order blocking
utah's trigger law, mississippi, georgia, idaho, all facing court action. in michigan there is court action too, but that is because the governor wants the state supreme court to review a 1931 law banning abortion that is threatening to kick in again. she wants it reviewed precisely because she wants to protect abortion rights there. west virginia has a very old ban too and some lawmakers also want that reviewed but that is because they want it updated to be effective. then come states which could very well bring in more severe anti-abortion measures in the wake of the supreme court ruling. florida, indiana, iowa, nebraska, montana. and finally we have some wild cards, states where new bans may show up depending on what happens politically. kansas, pennsylvania and don't forget about what is happening in wisconsin. there an old rule is on the books but the governor says he will give clemency to any physician prosecuted under that
law. there are many exceptions to almost every example here, but that is a general sense of the chaos in the wake of roe being struck down and where we stand at the moment. >> thanks to tom for breaking that all down. joining us now, prosecutor for oakland county, michigan. appreciate your time. you alongside dozens of other local prosecutors have made this public pledge to protect a woman's right to choose. but in michigan, if the governor loses her lawsuit that is challenging this anti-abortion statute from 90 years ago, can you stand by that message? >> i don't see that i have a choice. i'm not going to prosecute physicians for providing health care and needed procedures to patients. i'm not going to do that. i don't think that the governor
will be unsuccessful nor do i think the aclu and planned parenthood's suit will be unsuccessful, but -- >> sounds like even if they are, you are going to say i'm using my discretion as chief prosecutor to not prosecute the things that are illegal now? >> i am. and i use that discretion every day. we have over 100 assistant prosecutors in an office of 200 people and county of nearly 1.3 million people. and an all-time high of gun violence. we had our first mass school shooting in the state in my county in november. so we have limited resources. and we are not going to spend them on prosecuting doctors because, first of all, that was not what i was elected to do. and second of all, we have violent crime and vulnerable victims of crime that we need to
pr protect and that is our first priority. >> you also say from a practical stand point it is not reasonable to prosecute doctors or support staff. explain that for us. >> well, it won't end abortion. we know this. history telling us that making this procedure illegal and an all-out ban which is michigan's law at the moment, only exception is to save the life of a woman. there is no rape exception. and so that is not going to stop abortions. in fact that is only going to limit that possibility for people who have resources to fly to a different state. and again, this is health care. i believe in a woman's right to choose. i believe the people in my county believe in that, the people who elected me to this office. and you know, to be quite honest, i don't think that i could keep assistant prosecutors in my office if that is what i
decided do. again, there are hundreds of laws on the books in michigan that i don't prosecute or that people don't even know about or that we choose not to prosecute because together with law enforcement, it is just not a practical or important role to do given the all-time high in gun violence that we're facing right now. and overdoses and -- it is just not practical and i don't believe it is the right thing to do. >> before i let you go, it strikes me that we know already that abortion bans disproportionately harm certain people, they harm the victims of sexual abuse, victims of rape and domestic violence. how do you get the message out to survivors that are already hesitant to come forward, that they should still come forward to your office in this environment when things are changing by the day? >> that is the really -- there are several tragic things about
this. but as prosecutors, we protect victims of sexual assault. i am not then going to turn around and prosecute the doctors who would perform an abortion procedure on sometimes a 14-year-old. that is absurd. and it really defies what we do every day. so, you know, there is a chilling effect regardless. there is an injunction in place right now in michigan. it is still legal in michigan to obtainen a abortion and there is also a ballot initiative under foot to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot in november. but i'm not going to prosecute doctors or women or pharmacists. it is not -- i'm not going to do that. and there are a handful of prosecutors across the state and actually almost 100 prosecutors in the country that have stated the same thing. >> well, we'll see where the governor's lawsuit goes.
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what happened to jeffrey epstein in prison. do we know what caused her to be placed on suicide watch? >> we do because there was legal filings on friday. she emails the inspector general of the u.s. bureau of prisons and she went on to say that there was a staff member that was threatening her safety. and she was concerned. so the warden here in manhattan along with the chief psychologist decided we got to take her out of general population, they put her in her cell. psychologists asked her what happened and she wouldn't say anything. so they decided that there was possibly the intent to get out of general population, to get by herself so that she could do self harm to herself because of today's sentencing. so they put her under suicide watch. that investigation continues, but today ghislaine maxwell will be taken from that cell under suicide watch to a courtroom to find out how many years she will serve in prison. from a jet setting british
socialite and philanthropist to a convicted felon. ghislaine maxwell will face a new york federal judge tuesday morning to be e sentenced for recruiting and grooming and tra trafficking minors with her romantic partner jeffrey epstein. prosecutors are asking the court to sentence the 61-year-old maxwell from 30 to 55 years in prison. prosecutors saying in a sentencing memo ghislaine maxwell sexually exploited young girls for years. it is difficult to overstate the magnitude of her crimes and the harm she caused. four women testified in 2021 at a federal trial in manhattan that maxwell built their trust by giving them gifts and pretending to be their friend while grooming them for a life of sexual abuse by epstein. prosecutors allege maxwell found vulnerable girls typically from single mother households and
difficult financial circumstances. maxwell was convicted in december 2021 of five felonies, including sex trafficking of a minor, transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, and three counts of conspiracy related to her role in epstein's sexual abuse of young girls. >> unanimous jury has found ghislaine maxwell guilty of one of the worst crimes imaginable, if a stilltill facilitating and participating in the sexual abuse of children, crimes she committed with jeffrey epstein. the road to justice has been far too long. >> reporter: epstein was arrested outside new york city july 2019 on sex trafficking charges. weeks later, he was found dead in his federal detention cell. alleged victims wouldn't give up. >> it is not how jeffrey died but it is how he lived. and we need to get to the bottom
of everybody who was involved with that starting with ghislaine maxwell. >> reporter: maxwell was arrested one year later. in their sentencing memorandum, maxwell's attorneys implored the judge to take notice of maxwell's academic degrees, entrepreneurial work ethic and her support of charitable organizations throughout the years. ms. maxwell cannot and should not bear all the punishment for which epstein should have been held responsible. additionally, they include letters from maxwell's family and close friends. the effect of our father's psychologically abusive treatments of her foreshadowed epstein's own ability to exploit, manipulate and control her. her family is expected at the hearing. maxwell's brother summed up the family's feelings last year in an interview with sky news. >> i accept that these accusers were victims of jeffrey epstein. what i do not accept is that they were victims of ghislaine
maxwell. >> so the u.s. attorney's office is asking for up to 55 years. maxwell is asking for four to five years and the u.s. office of probation, their report is recommending 20 years. so you've got a wide span here. so what it comes down to, should she receive a life sentence? she is 61 years old. or should she be allowed to live some life in her 80s. >> i know you'll be following it for us. thank you so much. 55 past the hour. let's get a check on cnn business. looking at markets around the world, gains in asian shares, they closed higher. europe has opened sharply higher here. and wall street stock index futures also pointing to the up side. all three major stock indexes down yesterday. struggling to stay above their recent bear market lows. this has been the market's worst first half year this decades. indices now down between 13% and 26% so far this year. demand for emergency
contraception surging in the wake of the supreme court overturning roe v. wade. cvs and rite aid are limiting plan b and contraceptive pills to three per customer. cvs spokesperson says that there is ample supply of the emergency contraceptive pill, but they are imposing the limits to, quote, ensure equitable access and consistent supply on store shelves. brown's quarterback deshaun watson faces an nfl disciplinary hearing today for accusations of sexual assault and harassment while his former team is being sued for enabling his alleged behavior. andy scholes has more in the "bleacher report." >> so the houston texans traded watson to the browns back in march for three first round picks despite accusations of sexual misconduct by 24 massage therapists. all but four of the lawsuits
have been settled out of court and now one alleged victim is suing the texans alleging that the team knew or should have known about watson's behavior and they chose to enable and protect their former quarterback. texans telling cnn it is aware of the allegations and will take the next steps to address them. watson meanwhile is set to meet with an independent disciplinary officer appointed by the nfl and its player union later today, reports say the league is recommending an indefinite suspension lasting at least one year. two separate texas grand juries declined to indict watson on criminal charges. watson has denied any wrongdoing. a russian court meanwhile announcing that brittney griner's trial will begin on friday, that decision coming yesterday during a pretrial hearing held behind closed doors. the court also ordering griner to be held in prison for another six months pending the trial's outcome. the state department has labeled griner wrongfully detained. she was arrested in february at
a moscow airport on drug smuggling charges. if convicted, she faces up to ten years in prison. phoenix mercury coach is eager for her star to return home and position thinks that president biden can do more to make it happen. >> hopefully with this trial happening quickly that some things will change and that president biden will take the steps to ensure that she comes home. when he decides that she should come home, she will come home. so we urge him to bring her home. and take a look at this fan video of the angels/mariners brawl. 12 players, managers and coaches have been suspended. and the interim manager received a ten game suspension. and the seattle player who got hit got a seven game suspension. the team's interpreter was also suspended two games for what major league baseball called
actions during the incident. so a lot of people will be sitting out soon for those two teams. certainly was a big time brawl. >> sure was. andy, nice to see you. thank you so much. thanks for joining us this morning. i'm christine romans. "new day" starts right now. ♪ good morning to our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. it is tuesday, june 28th. i'm john berman with brianna keilar. morning intrigue surrounding the january 6th committee. a surprise hearing that was not on the schedule. we are told it is to plenty recently obtained evidence with at least one surprise witness who has been central to their investigation. it is cassidy hutchinson, a former top aide to trump