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shocking somber news out of japan, a political assassination, japan former prime minister, shinzo abe , down in public, the moment the fatal shot was fired, caught on video. a warning, what you are about to see is chilling. the gunman struck the former prime minister in the back, one bullet penetrated his heart, according to dr. pitt 20 worked to try to save him. but they could not. the former prime minister was pronounced dead number 5:0 3 pm local time. already, a massive investigation underway, police have arrested a 41-year-old man who police say he has confessed to using a homemade weapon to carrying out the assassination. japan has notoriously strict handgun laws, had are extraordinary difficult to get, abe, 67 years old, the longest- serving prime minister in that
country's history. cnn reporters are covering the story from all over the globe, and we begin in tokyo. live on the street, a shocking assassination, just a shock to see gun violence in a country in which it is so rare. is the absolutely, so rare, just a devastating day here in japan. justin lawler last few years, we have learned more about the suspect of former prime minister shinzo abe. the suspect, a 41-year-old unemployed man, has now admitted to shooting abe. he was arrested after the shots were fired, in possession of what nhk public broadcasters describe as a homemade gun, please say that this man went after abe, because he hates a certain group, and he believes that he had ties to, that man is being investigated as a suspect with 90 police investigators dedicated to this case. while a controversial figure
here and around the world for some of his figures policies, abe is an incredibly important figure, and news of his assassination has absolutely shocked this country. during a press conference, according prime minister, fumio kishida , really encapsulated the feelings of the japanese people. he appeared emotional, almost in tears, while speaking to the press. saying this is not a forgivable act, john, and that we will comprehend the situation and take appropriate measures. >> live in tokyo. i need to interrupt the conversation about the prime minister's assassination neglect of the white house. was he the president of the united state any moment, signing an executive order, saying that this ignored and ministration will try to help women keep access to medical services like abortion, contraception, what are we about to hear from the president? >> reporter: john, we are ready hear him talk about this issue
again and probably explain some of the details of this executive order that the white house announced this morning. and this is kind of what frustrated some democrats and abortion rights activist, they had wanted to see this from the president anymore action and rhetoric coming from the white house. but the reason that i say sort of/kind of, the details right now are not exactly clear. when you look at the white house fact sheet that was released this morning, there are some pretty broad stroke language about what the president had said he is wanting to do. he talked about of course wanting to protect, generally, access to reproductive health care services like abortion medication, like contraception, those are ideas that the white house had already talked about, but he also talks about wanting to contact privacy and information of patients. but again, not exactly clear how exactly this administration will do that. there is also language in their about streamlining implementation of all of these
ideas. including the creation of an interagency task force. so, we will just have to see whether this does anything to sort of quell the deep frustration that we have heard from democrats, women, families across the country. he is coming out now, so let's listen. >> the president of the united states in the roosevelt room. >> the decision of overturning roe, i want to comment on one piece of economic good news today. today, the labor department reported that we have added 372,000 jobs last month. 372,000. here is why it is important. our private sector has now recovered all of the jobs lost during the pandemic and added jobs on top of that. we have more americans working today in the private sector then any day under my predecessor. more today than any time in american history, today. in the second quarter of this year, we created more jobs than
any quarter of any of my predecessors in nearly 40 years , before the pandemic and think about that. at a time when our critics said the economy was too weak or having already added more jobs, adding already more jobs in my first year of presidency than any president in history, we still added more than any president in a previous administration in the last 40 years. look, i know that times are tough. families are facing cost-of- living increases, but today it's economic news confirms the fact that my economic plan is moving the country in a better direction. the unapplied rate is near historic low of 3 puts it present. private-sector jobs are at a record high. gas prices, still way too high have fallen now, 25 days in a row. and this week we saw the second- largest single-date decrease in gas prices in a decade.
we have a lot of work to do. i am not suggesting there is not a lot more work to do. but i am suggesting we are making significant progress. the program is working. now vice president, secretary of state, and i want to talk about the executive order that i am signing to protect the reproductive rights of women in the aftermath of the supreme court's terribly extreme and i think so totally wrongheaded decision to overturn roe v wade. in both formalized actions i announced right after the decision, as well as adding new measures today, let's be clear about something from the very start. this is not a decision driven by the constitution but let me say that again. this was not a decision driven by the constitution. ince bite of what those justices in the majority said, this was not a decision driven by history. you have all probably had a chance to read the decision and the dissent, the majority rattles off laws from the 19th century to support the idea that roe was an historic
anomaly because state out loud abortion in the 1880s, toward the end. but that is just wrong. the truth is, the supreme court majority, they are playing fast and loose with the facts. even 150 years ago, the common law in many state laws, it did not criminalize abortion early in pregnancy, which is very similar to the liability line drawn by row. but the dobbs majority ignores that fact. and the dobbs majority ignores that many ignore that it was to protect women when they were dying from unsafe abortions. this is the horrific reality that roe sought to end. the practice of medicine, i will emphasize, should not be frozen in the 19th century. so what happened? as clear as you can possibly said, here is the quote, neither lot nor facts nor attitudes have provided any new reason to reach a different row
, a different decision on roe, that is change, excuse me , all of that has changed, and of quote. that was not about the constitution, or the law, it was about a deep, long seated antipathy toward roe and the brighter broader view of privacy. the majority has overruled roe for one and only one reason, it has always despised them and now it has the votes to discard them, and of quote, what we are witnessing was not a constitutional judgment, it was an exercise in raw political power. on the day the dobbs decision came down, i immediately announced what i would do, but i also made it very clear, based on the reasoning of the court, there is no constitutional right to choose, the only way to fulfill or restore that right to women in this country is by voting. by exercising the power at the
ballot box. let me explain. we need two additional pro- choice senators and a pro- choice house to codify roe as federal law. a vote can make that a reality. i know it is frustrating. it made a lot of people very angry, but the truth is this, and it is not just what we say, it is what the court said. when you read the decision that the court has made clear, they will not protect the rights of women. period. period. after having made the decision based on the reading of the document that was frozen in time in the 1860s, when women did not even have the right to vote, the court now, now, practically dares the women of america to go to the ballot box and restore the very rights that they have just taken away. one of the most determinate parts of the decision, in my view, is the majority right, and i quote, this is a quote
now, from the majority, women are not without electoral or political power. it is noteworthy that the percentage of women who registered to vote, to cast a ballot, is consistently higher than the percentage of men who do so. unquote. let me repeat the line, women are not without electoral and/or cover to be present, not indoor, or political power. you, the women of america, can determine the outcome of this issue. i don't think the court, or for that matter, the republicans who come in for decades, have pushed an extreme agenda, have a clue about the power of american women. but they are about to find out in my view. it is my hope and strong belief that women will in fact turn out in record numbers to reclaim the rights that have been taken from them by the court. let me be clear. i wish it had not come to this. this is the fastest route available. i am just stating a basic
fundamental notion. the fastest route to restore roe is to pass a national law codifying roe. which i will sign immediately upon its passage at my desk. we cannot wait. extreme republican governors, extreme republican state legislators, and republican extremists in congress overall, all of them have not only fought to take away the right, our rights, they are now determined to go as far as they can. now, the most extreme republican governors have taken the court's decision as a green light to impose some of the harshest and most restrictive laws seen in this country in a long time. these laws have not only put women lives at risk, these are laws that cost lives, what we are witnessing is a giant step backwards for much of our country. already, bans were in effect in 13 states, 12 additional states
are likely to ban joyce in the coming weeks. and in a number of the state, the laws are so extreme, they have raised the threat of criminal penalties for doctors and healthcare providers, they are so extreme that many do not allow for exceptions, let me say that again, some of the states do not allow for exceptions for or incest, this is not some imagined horror, it is already having just last week, it was reported that a 10- year-old girl was a rape victim, she was forced to travel out of the state to indiana to seek to terminate the pregnancy and maybe to save her life. that last part is my judgment. 10 years old. 10 years old. rape, six weeks pregnant, traumatized, forced to travel to another state, imagine being that young girl, just, i am serious, imagine being that little girl, 10 years old!
if anyone believes that this majority view, that that should not be able to be dealt with? or in any other state in the nation? a 10-year-old girl should be forced to give birth i can tell you what i know. i cannot think of anything that is anymore extreme, the decision has already been received by republicans in congress to go further and pass a national ban. a national ban that. we are saying, therefore, it is not protected by the constitution, left up to the state and the congress what they want to do. and now, my republican friends are talking about getting the congress to pass a national ban. these extreme positions that
they are taking in some of these states, that will mean your right to choose will be illegal, nationwide. if, in fact, they succeed. let me tell you something. as long as i am president, it won't happen. i will veto it. so the choice is clear. if you want to change the circumstances for women and even the little girls of this country, please go out and vote. with tens of millions of women vote this year, they will not be alone. millions and millions of men will be taking up the fight alongside them to restore the right to choose and the broader right to privacy in this nation, which they denied existed. and the challenge for the court to the american women and men, this is a nation that challenges can go out and vote. for god's sake, there is election in november, vote,
vote, vote. consider the challenge accepted, court. but, in the meantime, i am signing this important executive order and i am asking the justice department, much like they did in the civil rights era, to do something. to do everything in their power to protect these women seeking to protect their rights. in state for clinics are still open, attacked them from intimidation. to protect the right of women to travel from states that prohibit seeking medical attention that she needs to states that provide that care. protect a women, a woman is rights to fda federal drug and menstruation-approved medication that has been available for over 20 years. the executive order provides safeguards to access care. a patient comes into the emergency room in any state in the union, she is expressing, experiencing a life-threatening miscarriage. but the doctor is going to be so concerned about being
criminalized for treating her, that delayed treatment and a call to the hospital lawyer, was concerned that the hospital will be penalized if the doctor provide life-saving care, it is outrageous. i do not care what your position is. it is outrageous. and it is dangerous. that is why the hhs, department of health and human services, and to ensure that all patients, including women and girls, experiencing pregnancy loss, they get the emergency care they need under federal law and that doctors have a clear guidance on their own responsibilities and protections, no matter what the state, no matter what state they are in. the executive order protects access to contraception, that i am about the site. justice thomas himself said that under the reasoning of this decision, this is what justice thomas said in his concurring opinion. that the court should
reconsider the constitutional right to contraception. to use contraception, even among married couples. in what century are they in? there used to be a case called connecticut versus griswold, which was required unconstitutional in the late '60s, it said a married couple in the privacy of their bedroom, could not decide to use contraception. right now, in all 50 states and the district of columbia, the affordable care act guarantees insurance coverage for women's health services. including birth control. the executive order directs hhs to identify ways to expand access to reproductive health services like iud, birth control pills, emergency contraception. uniquely important in this executive order protect patient
privacy and access to information, looking at the press, they probably know more about it than i do. i am not a technology guy, i am learning. right now, when you use a search engine in the app on your phone, the collecting, companies collect your data and sell it to other companies, maybe share it with law enforcement, there is an increasing concern with extremist governors and others to try to get that data off of your phone, which is out there in the ether. you find what you are seeking, where you are going, and what you are doing regarding your healthcare. talk about no privacy. no privacy in the constitution? there is no privacy, period. this executive order asks the ftc to crack down on data brokers that sell private information to extreme groups, or are mining private information to sell to anybody. it provides private health information and it protects
private health information in states with extreme laws, and the executive order strengthens coordination and establishes a task force led by the white house and the department of human services, focusing specific on using every federal tool available to protect access to reproductive healthcare. you know we let me close with this. the court and its allies are committed to moving america backwards with fewer rights, less economy, and politicians invading their most personal decisions. remember the reason for the decision has an impact much beyond roe and the right to privacy, generally. marriage equality. contraception. so much more is at risk. this decision effects everyone, related to choice and on
choice. you cannot allow the out-of- control supreme court, working in conjunction with extremist limits of the republican party to take away freedoms and our personal autonomy. the choice that we face as a nation between the mainstream and the extreme, between moving forward and moving backwards. between allowing politicians to enter the most personal parts of our lives, protecting the right of privacy. yes. yes. embedded in our constitution. this is a choice. this is a moment. the moment. the moment to restore the rights that have been taken away from us. the moment to protect our nation from an extremist agenda, antithetical to everything that we believe in as americans. i am going to sign this executive order.
>> we are watching the president of the united states in the roosevelt room. connect protecting access to women's healthcare services. the mac. >> the security situation in japan, can you give us an update on lifting the chinese tariffs we? >> i tried to put a call into the present prime minister. it was very late there at night and i will be talking there. i am going to be stopping to sign the condolence's book on the way to the cia. this has not happened in japan in decades and decades.
i am told, all the way back to the late-'30s, the mid-'30s. it is a homemade weapon. i have only seen a photograph of it, the justice department is going to be giving more detail later, as they find out more detail. but the fact is, one thing did get my attention. that this is the first use of a weapon, to murder someone in japan, and i think that thus far, we have had 3000, 688 or, between 3000 and 4000 cases. one. one. one. and so, we are going to learn more about it as time goes on, about motive. about japan, and fumio kishida, the present prime minister, he
is a very solid guy. japan is a very, very stable ally. and we -- i do not believe it is likely to have -- i don't know yet. likely to have any profound destabilizing impact on japanese security or japanese solidarity. thank you all so very much. >> [ inaudible question ] >> the president of united states, the vice president, the secretary of health and human services, leaving the roosevelt room. the president signing an executive order that he says will help women in america deal with the new legal and political frontier of abortion rights after the supreme court has wiped away roe v. wade and replace it with adopt decision. the president letter, ostensibly, to explain the executive order. but he spent much of the time at first explaining the jobs
situation, which is robust. the quickest way, the quickest way to to put roe back as the law of the land would be for congress to pass the bill, but he knows he does not have the votes at the moment. he is urging american women to mobilize info by the millions this november. let's get to our white house correspondent, outside the white house, md, before he did get to the specifics of the executive order, he focused much more on the politics. was he that is absolutely right, and we have heard some incredibly strong language again, president biden on this report decision to overrule roe v wade, he said this was a terribly extreme decision from an out-of-control supreme court, driven by antipathy toward roe and the right to privacy, and notably talked about, even though it has only been days, we are already seeing this have an effect across the country, he of course gave the awful example of the 10-year-old girl who was a rape victim, and she had to be transported, traveling out of the country, out of the state,
excuse me, to receive an abortion but you thought vice president, harris, standing behind him, as he pulled the story, you are absolutely right, primarily the message that we heard from the president in these remarks was a political one, he said look, i am basically limited in how much i can do from the white house. the best thing that you all can do is to go out and vote in november. john, we were talking about, right before he started his remarks. whether this would be enough to quell the frustration that we have been hearing from democrats, from women, from abortion rights activists across the country, that is really unclear. for a lot of people, if they turn on the tv and they hear from the president saying go out and vote in november. november feels like a long time for them to wait did they feel like that is not immediate action, but again, the president, making clear that there are not many immediate actions that he can take from the white house. >> thank you, mj lee. let's bring the conversation into the room, and lopez from
the pbs news hour, and from the new york times, and from the washington post. the president mentioned the quick action following supreme court decision, we can put up the map, there are dozen states already where abortion is already illegal or significantly restricted, and another 12 to 13 states with that is expected to be the case, certainly by the time it rolls around, substantively, how confident is the white house, that stands on legal ground, when it says that it wants hhs, health and human services, and the department of justice, to review, if you are a woman in a state that now bans or significantly restricts abortions, can you get medicaid abortion, if you will, can you reach across state lines to get contraception. the states that obamacare guarantees some of the things, but the states could challenge that. i inspect is a part of the new legal frontier. >> the industry has been very cautious today, some because of the fact that they expect
almost everything that they do, even this, but a lot of democrats et cetera low hanging fruit for the administration, the announcement today. expect all of it to come under legal challenges, so the fact that they move forward with it, and formalized, they were already directing agencies to do immediately after the roe decision came down and it means that they clearly feel that they have a strong footing and enough legal footing to protect these. and also for doj and hhs to do as much as they can to protect women who potentially come under lawsuits, and shield the fact that they could come under lawsuits for trying to travel to other states. >> the president called the decision by the supreme court terrible, extreme, wrongheaded, several times he said that this court will not protect the rights of women. vote. please go out and vote to mobilization, for the democrats, if they can on this issue would be radical. but the point mj was making, some of the abortion-rights group something, sir, you know, that is almost four months away, what will you do in the
meantime? >> especially now for the decision were a lot of progressives are saying this is impacting human rights not, this past weekend, i went where vice president harris was making the same speech along the same lines, connecting this overall to a privacy rights issue. once again calling for rights to vote. and i spoke to people on the ground with actually had to face people seeking this care. one question that have brought up, one issue that they are brought up, these actions, which we have heard before. this is really formalizing actions that were already announced, they really do not address, they say, some of the people who they say would be mostly impacted by this decision, that tends to be poor women who do not actually have the actual funds to travel across state lines, let alone the justice department protecting them, they tend to be people who are in so-called contraception desert, pharmacies that have barriers to get those resources, so they are still looking for answers there and response from the white house and what to do for those issues. >> what do we know at this
moment? what are democrats and republicans saying about how big of an issue this will be in november? i would never the 1992 campaign, that was called the year of the women, that was after casey decision which said that states would impose reasonable restriction. and women opposed that did not like casey. there was a significant or not it is also a presidential year end with the democratic-leaning year, do we know when this midterm year, with a rather big economic factors, is this the mobilizing turnout issue that the democrats believe it can bequeath >> people i have talked to over the last couple of weeks, they are in a quandary about it, frankly. they recognize that this could be a significant factor in november, but they are not convinced that it will be a significant factor. we have kind of gone through this at different times, and we know that the opponents of abortion, it has been over a long period of time, and those who defend abortion-rights kind of, and go on this issue, and they are not necessarily
reliably organized, and i think that it is going to take a significant effort on the part of those groups, and the president, and the democrats to try to translate that anger, that frustration, into mobilization. i think, at this point, it is still up to the air as to how big of a factor it will be. it will be a factor, but how big is the question wait >> how big, the president will face pressure there politically and on the policy front. next, more on the global shock of the brazen political assassination of former japanese tri-minister, shinzo abe, gunned down in the streets at a p political rally.
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acknowledge abe's passing, and that he planned to stop by to sign the condolence's book. this makes no impact on japan's security as a u.s. ally. let's get to it back in taiwan from cnn bill bradley. the great prime minister, the nato secretary general, empowering global salesman, and even vladimir cotton, a wonderful man, leaders, saying that japan was taken the more assertive role on the world stage, to rewrite some of the restrictions on the post were military, in particular because of the north korea threat did >> guess, when north korea was flying missiles, shinzo abe was pushing for a strike capability, that would've been monumental, they had not had them deployed other than in a
defensive posture. but shinzo abe wanted japan to play a more assertive role, militarily and economically as well, in his first year in office, he traveled to 50 opposite, he was the first leader to call and congratulate former president donald trump when he was elected. given the fact that japan is so close to china, russia, north korea, these nuclear,-armed country, that japan and the u.s. need to have a good relationship, no matter who is elected, he took president trump for golf and hamburgers, not the traditional japanese dinners that might be afforded to other world leaders, he knew that he needed to get what he needed out of the former president and that is really what he is being remembered for. that ability to connect one on one. but also to connect on a larger level to a mass audience. he is one of the only japanese prime ministers to be a household name, arguably the most famous and influential voice in japanese politics that
even after stepping down, he was elected at the very powerful head of a faction, he was hitting the campaign trail, just days before japan's national election, working very hard to try to achieve the goals that he had for the, john, you never did rewrite the constitution, and his abenomics politics never came to fruition, he dressed up like super mario, to promote the 2020 1x, they will help because of covid on a smaller scale. but he tried to fight hard. >> will, thank you very much. let's check in at beijing, selena, you are in beijing, but you live and work in tokyo as well. again, one of the very interesting tracts in the apes career, he tried to mend the tension between tokyo and beijing, but of late, came to be very skeptical of the treasury, think recently, the united states must make clear to the world that it will depend taiwan, when it comes to china, what else comes to mind on this sad day?
>> you really did, and that really reflects the frosty relationship that deteriorated under his very own leadership. reflective of that, in the fact that xi jinping, chinese supreme leader, has still not made any official statement about this assassination, which is in stark contrast to the rest of the world leaders. even russia, sending over their condolences. this tension is over those contested islands, over historical wartime grievances. but really, beijing is angered by the way that abe really ushered in and paved the way for harsher security steps when it comes to china, bolstering relationships with united states, he was a big proponent of the alliances across the asia-pacific region. a lot of that, in large part, because of anxieties over the rising, more powerful china. of course, beijing was very angered over his recent comments over there this year that the u.s. are abandoned its policy of strategic ambiguity when it comes to taiwan, but he
was also incredibly divisive in japan, partly because of his desire to boost japan's military capabilities. but a heartbreaking day, transcending all of that. i was in japan, considered one of the safest countries in the world, this is a heart wrenching moments that is shaking people's psyches. >> grateful for that reporting. let's bring the conversation to white house, katelyn collins, our correspondent, is here. minister shinzo abe, going back toward the torch of you bush in ministry, president obama went to hiroshima and prime minister abe, and then donald trump. shinzo abe, you covered the trump white house, the first foreign leader to meet with trump. understood him very well, brought golden golf clubs to mar-a-lago, is that right? >> he understood him at a time with so many world leaders do not know how to deal with it. it left a lot of world leaders
stand, they were not sure how to approach him, and abe really sought to take advantage of that, he was one of the first to go and meet with him at the trump tower, in november, in the year that he wanted. of course, he traveled to mar-a- lago, he did gift gold-plated golf clubs. but, with trump went to japan, which he did several times, they played golf. he even made these white hats that met them look like the make america great make the alliance strong again. some people might roll their eyes and say why was he catering to trump in that way. but he sought to cultivate from, he studied his tastes and he cultivated a relationship with very mercurial president a lot of world leaders do not know how to deal with. worked out with him, because he did established a good relationship with trump. it was a fascinating moment, you talk about even with obama, when obama went to hiroshima, abe also went to pearl harbor with
him. and it was a moment, time and time again, with very different u.s. presidents, moving the japan-u.s. relationship forward. it is a stunning moment for the white house and for past presidents to see that this assassination has happened. >> the crime, it is horrific and stunning. the legacy of the met, controversial, yes., thank you. and all of our international correspondence. the new job numbers, big economic question, robust hiring, using recession fears? perhaps putting new pressures on the fed, when it comes to inflation. lets you set deadlinesrnit and earn your nursing degree on y your schedule. u might have heard of carvana and that we sell cars online we believe buying a car should be something that gets you hyped up.
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a new government report today tells us that the american economy is humming. hiring remains quite strong. look at this, 372,000 jobs added in june. unemployment rate has steadied, 3.6%. robust hiring does these at least somewhat worries that the economy is on the brick recession. but strongest job numbers, and continued wage growth, also suggest that the fed may need to do things to slow things down to tampa inflation. moment ago, the president of the united states touting the report, but he does acknowledge that americans are hurting primarily because of inflation. drew is finally, of the new time, joined our conversation. across the screen, you can see this robust job number. you would think about wow, this is great. it is great,, right? >> great, but, that is exactly
the way to put it, we are seeing extremely strong jobs growth. wage growth alongside that. obviously, wage growth sounds good, but the inflation is a very high right now, that solid wage growth means that employers are increasing prices as he tried to cover climbing labor costs. from the federal reserve perspective, as he tried to bring inflation under control, but they are hoping to see is a real downshift in those wage numbers in order to feel confident that inflation will come back under control. and we are just not there yet, we are inching in that direction, but nothing decisive yet. >> if we have nothing decisive yet, when and what is next for the fed? >> probably a continued very strong response from the fed, when it comes to trying to cool down the economy and control inflation. what we are expecting is a supersized rate increase. in the july meeting, later this month, most people think it will be 75 basis point increase, that is three quarters of a percentage point,
about three times as big as they usually do. the goal is to slow down the economy pretty sharply to try to bring the situation under control, the risk obviously is the risk for the recession. >> we are both covered many midterm election campaigns. you need the american psyche to change, the smart one at the table, when it comes to the economy, that is not what happen overnight. what does the president do now, politically? >> you will continue to tout the job numbers, he will continue to say that they have brought the economy back and continue to try to get people to think that at least a little bit more, a little bit less about inflation, it is a very heavy lift. >> there are some indicators, the job numbers, pretty good, the unemployment rate, historically low. gas prices are down some. the question is, do the people give the president any credit, a year ago it was $3.14, but it did get as high as $4.96. mortgage rates have come down a little bit, there are a couple
of indicators that americans everyday lives or a little bit better. but the question is, are people willing to say, okay, at least it is getting better. or are they still stuck? >> inflation is one of those issues that is so problematic for the white house as well. it really does shape perception as well of american. if your wages are going up, you are going to the grocery store and going to get gas, and everything is higher, and you cannot match that, you will have a negative perception of a negative outlook of the country. and that is a primary factor right now of the low approval numbers. even if you think this is limited to the economy, inflation is factoring in to so many policy decisions that the white house is making right now. whether or not he looks to cancel student loans, or lift china tariffs as well, or do think that many members of his party disagree with. >> inflation is a global problem, it is higher in the uk and part of the reason boris johnson is losing support, in addition to the scandal, this
is the university of michigan consumer index. i do not need to read the numbers. look at the chart if that is your heart, you are dropping, he needs that trajectory to go in the other direction. it is hard to get closer to redirection, to turn that around >> that could be what dan referred to, you know, are they able to focus their base, and democrat-leaning independence, and the overturning of roe, on the january 6th hearings, and and all of these other elements that are very much animating for the democratic base we as well as, are they going to be able to get any more of in agenda done? one thing they have, will it resuscitate the economic agenda, specifically tackling scription drug cost, that is one way they could help people's pocketbooks. it is a big question whether or not congress will be able to move on that. >> some of those questions maybe answered in the next week or two. up next for us, it is a huge date for the january 6th committee, the oath, testifying on camera. when i i.
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get a great offer on internet and security, now with more speed and more bandwidth. plus find out how to get up to a $650 prepaid card with a qualifying bundle. today, the january 6th committee is hearing from pat cipollone, under subpoena. cipollone was in the know , and in the room, for some of the most critical moment, two sources not tell cnn, he was with donald trump money watch the right to unfold on television. and dan balz, in the oval office generate 30, planning to replace the attorney general, he expressed legal concerns about going to the capitol, he was with trump, that he
demanded that the white house chief of staff intervened, he wanted trump to call the day after for prosecution, to talk about the violence, he knows a lot, according to this committee. >> he absolutely knows a lot, the question is, how much will they be looking out of him, because of the relationship he has as the counsel to the president of the united states, we do not know the answer yet, but if he is forthcoming, he has the ability to corroborate some very damaging evidence that has already been presented, and possibly some additional stuff that we really don't even know about. there is great anticipation about that, one thing that we know about this committee, so far, is that they have generally delivered more than they have promised. and i think the question now is will this be the question with him? >> they have delivered more. one of the biggest issues about the january 3rd meeting, the former assistant attorney general, opposite legal counsel, talking about that when trump wanted to put him in charge of the justice about me,
because jeff clark had agreed to do what you want to do, and pat cipollone said he told the president, this is not >> anyone is going to think, he went through the two attorney general in two weeks and leave out the environmental get to sign this thing. and i think at this point, pat cipollone said yeah, this is a murder and suicide pact. >> that is not a private combination with the president of the united states, and pat cipollone, you can say whether that is true or untrue. >> he can cooperate, as dan said, what a lot of people said in the meeting. we expect that he will use executive privilege on some stuff, but not all, it will be really key and interesting dear buddy at the safe about that meeting and what he has to say about all of the other meetings that he was an elite up and on the day of. the committee, up to this point, has been really pushing to come before then, and we talked congresswoman liz cheney
be very forceful, one of the most forceful, essentially calling him out on multiple meetings. >> the other witnesses have said that he was there to tell the then president of the united states, this is wrong, this is illegal. including cassidy hutchinson, her conversation with cipollone, thing that the president wanted to go to the capitol. >> mr. cipollone said something to the effect of, please make sure that we do not go to the capitol, cassidy. we are going to get charged with every crime imaginable, if we make that movement happen. >> powerfully, cipollone said he told the president, if we were not breaking the law, we were on the edge of breaking the law. >> we talked about how you watch, that was one of the more consequential allegations of her testimony, that the former president knew at that point. of the illegality of the legality lectins going to join an armed mob attacking the capitol and that he still wanted to go, if he is able to
corroborate that, that would be quite a finding coming out of these committee hearings. as well as, as you were just saying, the other meetings here, corroborating whether or not there was an attempt to seize voting machines as well as actions that they >> the public hearings will be next week. we appreciate your time today. we continue our coverage, right now. hello, i'm ana cabrera in new york. huge day of news is unfolding. first, the white house pushes back, two weeks after the supreme court ended a constitutional right to an abortion, president biden signed an executive order protecting, aimed at protecting some reproductive rights. plus, behind closed doors, trump white house counsel pat cipollone sits down with the january 6th committee after months of negotiation, he could