tv CNN Newsroom With Alisyn Camerota and Victor Blackwell CNN July 13, 2022 12:00pm-1:00pm PDT
. tgsit's the top of the hour cnn newsroom. i'm alisyn camerota. >> i'm victor blackwell. thanks for staying with us. inflation surged to 9.1% in june. it is the highest year over year jump in consumer prices since 1981. now, the bureau of labor statistics report surpassed what many experts predicted, high gas prices were a major factor up nearly 60% compared to last june. president biden called the inflation rate unacceptably high, but he added that it's out of date as prices at the pump are dropping. cnn business reporter matt egan is with us now. what more does the report tell us, mass? >> inflation keeps getting hotter and hotter. the federal reserve targets 2%. that's what they consider healthy. we're nowhere near there. we keep moving further and further away. many of us have never lived
through a period of high inflation like this one. it's painful. paychecks are not going as far. if you adjust wages for inflation, they're getting smaller. the president is right to call out the fact that this report does not capture the fact that gasoline prices have started to cool off. the national average is 4.63 a gallon. down 40 cents from the record high. two things to remember here, one, it's not like prices at the pump are cheap. no one is doing a victory dance about $4.60 gas, and ftho, this is not just about prices at the pump. it's about food. housing prices. there were record price spikes last month from beer, to cleaning products, men's suits as well. this is an economy wide problem, and unfortunately it's getting worse. >> how come you didn't mention me for hair cucuts. >> yeah, why not? >> no reason. >> there was no reason. okay. >> does this raise the risk.
>> it does. the federal reserve is going to be under more pressure to step up the war on inflation. step in like the firefighter, try to cool things off by raising interest rates. last month they raised ates by 3/4 of a percentage point, the biggest hike since 1994. they're going to have to consider doing at least that much this time. president rafaephael bostic was asked about whether the fed could do a full percentage point rate increase, and he said quote, everything is in play. the problem is the harder the fed slams the brakes on the economy, the greater the risk of an accident that causes a recession. the fed insists they can pull this off. get a soft landing, get inflation under control without causing a recession. i think that job just got tougher today. >> matt egan, thank you. >> thank you. let's discuss with former labor secretary under president clinton, robert reach, and the author of the system, "we rigged
it, how we fix it." >> mr. secretary, welcome back. >> hi, victor. >> your reaction to the number, the estimate was 8.8% year over year, your thoughts on what we know about the economy? >> well, it's terrible. and if you break it down, it becomes even more disturbing. i mean, obviously energy and food are global phenomenon. we see inflation all around the world and we see energy and food inflation, especially because of what's going on in ukraine and around the world. china has lock downs that are affecting supply problems around the world. so this is to some extent to be expected. what caught my eye was rents. rents is not a global phenomenon. the united states rents about a third of the typical households income go to rents. rents are skyrocketing in part because ironically the fed is raising interest rates which are
raising mortgage rates and a lot of people can't afford homes. they couldn't even afford them before, and now they've got to squeeze into a rental market. which is getting harder and harder to squeeze into. >> you mentioned the influence of what's happening in ukraine. of course the sanctions as well. dylan radigan, who was on with us last hour said it's time adjust the sanctions, that if the president is looking for something to do to impact inflation here in the u.s., that is one way to do it. what do you think about that suggestion? >> well, these are all fr tradeoffs, victor. i'm obviously concerned as anybody else about russia's aggression in ukraine. i don't want to do anything that makes it easier for russia to do what it's doing. that kind of a tradeoff to me, to my values is not something that i would accept. >> let me ask you about the potential for what is next from the fed. the meeting two weeks from now,
and the last interest rate increase was 3/4 of a percentage point. we just heard from matt that maybe a full point is on the table. do you think that's plausible? probable? >> yeah, victor, i think it's probable. the fed is obviously spooked by this inflation. they feel like they got in the action too late. they remember the early 1980s, even if they don't directly remember it, they remember the history, which when paul booker had to raise interest rates so high to break the back of what was then double digit inflation, that he brought the economy to its knees. now, obviously the if he would doe -- the fed doesn't want to do that. there is a danger of the fed overreacting, particularly because many of the items we're seeing, the price increases are in areas of the economy where companies are scoring record profits. just look at oil companies. oil companies have never had it
so good. they are enjoying record profits. why not instead of relying on the fed, relying on a windfall profits tax. i mean, even the conservative government in britain has imposed a windfall profits tax on oil companies. >> well, of course that's going to take some input from congress, obviously, and that's an understatement. we'll see how far that's going. doesn't look like it's going to get very far, but the if the will be in saudi arabia at the end of the week, and of course energy part of the conversation there. former labor secretary robert reich, always good to have you sir, thank you very much. >> thank you, victor. the house committee investigating the january 6th attack on the capitol has begun to hand over information now to the justice department, which, you know, the doj has been asking for. >> the committee will hold its 8th and possibly final hearing next thursday, and a committee member gave a preview. >> but what we're going to see next week is what happened during that 187 minutes when in
the first minute or first one or two minutes, i think any other president would have moved very quickly to try to prevent violence and bloodshed in an attack on the capitol, but more than three hours went by before donald trump said much of anything. and even then it was qualified is dilute. but that story is coming. >> well, cnn congressional correspondent ryan nobles joins now from capitol hill. ryan, we understand that you have some breaking details on the allegation that donald trump tried to tamper with a potential witness. >> the committee chairman, bennie thompson gave a little more insight into why the committee believes that the committee has a problem with donald trump placing a phone call to this witness who they have not named. thompson saying that the committee has not actually formally deposed this witness, but he did explain why they feel that this phone call from president trump was
inappropriate. take a listen. >> well, we don't know because he didn't -- the call never went through. and that's a concern that we have is even the attempt raises a question. but it's one that we think is better handled by the department of justice. if they think that this is something they need to look into, then they will. >> reporter: so it is significant that the committee, you know, decided that this circumstance was so important that they would hand it over to the department of justice, but there is a lot of information lacking here, as if why just a simple phone call that never went answered and then was immediately handed over to a lawyer would rise to the level of witness intimidation, but this is something the committee has said from the very beginning that they are taking seriously. the big question we have now, victor, and alisyn is of course who is this witness, and what if any communication have they had with the committee. just because they haven't been formally deposed, that doesn't mean they haven't had informal conversations or engagement with
their attorney, so bennie thompson did tell me, though, that in the days ahead we're going to learn a lot more about this witness and their role in the investigation. >> good there. do we know what the committee has handed over to the doj? >> reporter: we do now, victor. b bene thompson revealing the first batch of information involves the plot to submit a fake set of electors to the united states congress, and it's significant because we know that the department of justice investigation has expanded, particularly their investigation into efforts to overturn the election. we did not know just how interested they were in the fake elector plot. the fact that they've asked for that information and the committee's begun that process is significant, and thompson also told us that this is just the beginning of a process that they're going to continue to work with the doj and ask for engagement on a number of other topics, and begin the process of providing them access to some of the documents and transcribed
interviews that the committee has. as we already know, the department of justice has specifically asked for information regarding the many court cases that they're prosecuting as it relates to members of the proud boys and other capitol rioters. so thompson saying today this is just the beginning of a process. it's taken a while to get here as you both know. for a long time, the committee was resistant to providing the information. they felt it was their work product they put so much effort in, and they weren't going to handle it over willy nilly, now that process is beginning. >> ryan nobles, thank you very much for all of that reporting. joining us is congresswoman stacy plaskett of the u.s. virgin islands. she served as an impeachment manager when donald trump was impeached for the attack on the capitol. congresswoman, thank you so much for your time and for being here. what has changed today as a result of what we heard yesterday during the hearing. >> well, i think what we've seen for the american people is a really dotting of all of the i's, and a straight line on the
attack of the capitol and the attempted overthrow of our government to donald trump and his minions sitting in the oval office plotting and planning this from as far back as december. you know, when i was one of the impeachment managers, i talked about donald trump actually changing the permit from the rioters and the raylly not just being at the ellipse but moving over to the capitol. now we see clear evidence, both direct evidence in terms of tweets and discussions, as well as circumstantial evidence in the actions of the president that it was his plan all along. >> can you connect those dots a little more clearly for us. yes, we see the tweet that the extremists took as a call to action and a call to arms, but have you seen the nexus between someone in the trump white house speaking directly to one of those extremists in planning something? >> well, we've seen the president himself doing a draft tweet that was to let people know that they were supposed to go to the capitol during the
rally. we also know that the president himself was the individual who wanted the permit for the rally to go to the capitol. we also know that there is evidence that those individuals who were surrounding him were planning to set up a second rally point, a second area for the president's staging at the supreme court. so the notion that the president just happenstance, in his remarks, decided at the last minute, that everyone should march to the capitol is an untruth. and we know from what the president has done that he's very capable of lying throughout his time, and the evidence goes against what he has stated and those around him have stated previously. >> yes, there certainly seemed to be a lot of evidence that was presented that it wasn't a spontaneous rally, that spontaneously marched to the capitol, but again, the reason i ask is because the chair, congressman bennie thompson
said, yes, there would be a direct line between the white house and the extremists. has that line been drawn yet? >> i think what we've seen from the extremists is they took the words of the president and decided at that time that they were going to use his tweet to galvanize, that that tweet was sent out immediately after his meeting with individuals who realized that the legal ramifications, the legal attempts that they had made creating martial law and others were not going to be feasible. using the contraptions of the federal government were not available to him and therefore he was going to create his own army. that being the american public to come to the capitol to attempt to stop the certification of the election. if individuals can't see that clearly at this time, i believe it's because they don't want to see that. but i think you're going to see on thursday even more evidence of what was happening at the time. the dereliction of duty of the
president to stop the individuals, if he didn't attend for them to skroverthrow, attem to riot and storm the capitol. we know in 180 something minutes, the president would have attempted to stop it. he did not. all of these put together have a clear and convincing case that the president himself was engaged in his attempt to overthrow the government through his own actions, and i think this is going to continue to be clear. >> what do you expect the doj to do with all of that? >> well, you know, having been a -- i can't say what the department of justice is going to do, and let me say this, that i think the january 6th committee giving the evidence and the time that they have is appropriate. the department of justice has its own mechanisms to obtain evidence. they've had since january 21st when the merrick garland was put in place afterwards, to create their own evidence on what was clearly an attempted overthrow of the government. they have subpoena power, and
i'm sure that they've been collecting evidence. it makes sense for the january 6th committee to attempt to tie together the evidence that they have and be able to bring it to themselves succinctly and in a collated cogent fashion, and i think that's what you've seen this january 6th committee doing at this time as they are now in groups turning over that evidence. >> congresswoman stacy plaskett, thank you for your time. great to talk to you. >> thank you. renewed outrage in uvalde, the surveillance video that shows the inaction of the officers while the gunman was killing children and teachers at robb elementary school. and officials have a new covid warning. this new variant is sweeping the country and it is the most contagious one yet. what you need to know ahead. her. so she starts a miro to brainstorm. “shoot it?” suggests the scientists. so they shoot it. hmm...
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many families of the children killed in the uvalde school shooting are outraged over the release of surveillance footage and audio from inside the school during the shooting. now the families were scheduled to review this audio and this video on sunday with counselors present, but a local newspaper and tv station aired it first. >> we are pissed. these families didn't deserve it. i didn't deserve t. that's a slap to our baby's faces. >> the least you can do is have decency to us. that is unacceptable. >> he didn't have to do this. i didn't want to hear the children suffering. i didn't want to hear the gunfire. >> this was published by the austin american statesmen. here's the video, you can see the gunman walking down the
empty hallway, 11:33 a.m. on may 24th. the first police officers arrive within three minutes, the video shows officers waving to intervene for more than an hour, and during those 77 minutes, the shooter killed 19 children and two teachers. cnn senior law enforcement analyst andrew mccabe joins us now. he was the deputy director of the fbi. andrew, good to see you again. listen, when hearing the account from the department of public safety several weeks ago, and now seeing the video, it is compounded when you see the uvalde police department, the county sheriff's department, the texas department of public safety, texas rangers, border patrol, marshal service on site and no one is saying we're not going to take the direction of the school police chief, this is absurd, we are going in. when you watch in video, what do you see? >> it's offensive to watch, as somebody in law enforcement, victor. it's just from a technical
level, as you watch this video, you see so many things that are obviously wrong or raise major questions. everything from the lackadaisical attitude that people are walking around, using hand sanitizer and fist bumping each other. the fact that the first officers on scene who should have gone immediately to that gun only three of them even go down the hall. the other two stay back and take a position of cover. once the entry is made, the rest of the officers in view seem to be surprised by that. they all react suddenly. it's just an absolute mess. when you think about the fundamental oath, the fundamental responsibility that these people owed to those children was completely abrogated and disregarded, it's just -- it's offensive to watch. i cannot imagine what those families are going through watching this. >> i know, it's awful, and listening to the audio, which we're not playing on cnn because it is so gut wrenching, but andrew, i know you're not a
psychologist, but when you look at that, is there some sort of group think that took over there where nobody wanted to, you know, defiey the chain of comma or act out on their own. i can't understand why no one of those 19 officers did something differently. >> that's a really hard question to answer, alisyn. i think it's not uncommon. one of the shortcomings of para military organizations is, you know, sometimes in crisis situations, you have a over degree of deference to leadership and direction. now, that's also very important to keep people with the ability to use lethal force, you know, properly overseen and that sort of thing, but here it's hard to say where they are in that balance. they appear to be a group that is not -- is not being led by anyone. it looks like just a complete mess, people look at each other, walking around, not knowing what they're doing.
there's no real focus. there's no obvious plan to how they're going down towards the target, towards the objective or when that happens. it's almost impossible to put yourself in their situation, and ask that question, why didn't some small group of these people say, the hell with it, this is our job. this is our duty, we're going in there and we'll sort out who's in trouble for it later. >> let's turn to the hearing of the january 6th committee, and one of them was stephen ayres, he was clear about why he was there, whose call he was responding to, and what eventually urged him to leave. let's listen to this exchange. >> would it have made a difference to you to know that president trump himself had no evidence of widespread fraud? >> oh, definitely. you know, who knows, i may not have come down here. basically when president trump
put his tweet out we literally left right after that come out. >> now, the legal analyst we've had said that the committee did not make the connection, draw the direct connection from the president, the administration and those who committed violence. what is the degree of culpability when you hear that kind of response, that testimony from stephen ayres. >> putting aside criminal culpability, it's obvious that the people who engaged on that day, following the words and tweets and directions of president trump, there's no doubt about that, any reasonable person in judge of this, whether it's the jury later or the american public today has to draw that conclusion. do we have direct evidence of president trump communicating with or people on president trump's behalf communicating with the proud boys or the oath keepers or other violent groups, we really don't. but there's no question, he sent
up the signal, right, it was that tweet on the 19th, the conversation with steve bannon the next day, the reaction by the community, when you string things together, to me it paints a damming portrait. >> andrew mccabe, always good to have you. thank you, sir. thank you. >> the country right now is in the grips of the most infectious strain of covid yet. what you need to know about this new variant. that's next. [power-drill noises] alright, limu, give me a socket wrench, pliers, and a phonone open to libertymutual.com they customimize your car insurance, so you only pay for what you need... and you could even save $652 when you switch. ok, i need a crowbar. and a blowtorch. [teddy bear squeaks] [doug sighs] limu, call a mechanic. only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ bubbles bubbles soany bubbles!
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the most infectious covid variant yet, it's fueling a new global surge in cases, and prompting u.s. health officials to work on an urgent plan for second boosters for all adults. this chart shows the official u.s. case count, but experts warn this is just a fraction of the real number. >> because the rapid home tests are rarely reported to public health officials, some officials believe the u.s. could be clock as many as 1 million new infections each day. dr. f.k. wilson is an associate professor of medicine at yale university. doctor, welcome back. now you've got what some are
calling the worst strain so far, for people who are fully vaccinated and boosted, should we be changing anything about our daily life because of this new variant? >> it of course depends what we're already doing. the reason this variant ba.5 is out competing all the other variants in the u.s. right now is because it's pretty good at evading immunity, and most people in the u.s. between vaccinations and that omicron wave that infected 60% of people in the u.s., most of us have some immunity already. any variant that's good at evading your immune system is going to catch on like wildfire, and that's of course what's happening here. cases are skyrocketing. what people can do is play it smart. if you're not vaccinated, obviously get vaccinated. people really should get boosted. there's a dramatic improvement in protection between two doses and three doses and in older people, certainly between three doses and four doses as well. people should certainly be doing
that, and if you're in crowded indoor spaces where people are coming and sharing each other's air, and you don't want to get infected it's a good time to wear a mask certainly. >> what about for those who have been boosted, have gotten one boost, and i think the feeling for many people i've talked to was, okay, we'll wait until the fall. we've been boosted, now we can wait until the fall. are we supposed to be doing that or getting boosted sooner now? >> you know, there's a lot of talk about omicron specific boosters being available in the fall, and i very much hope that's the case. of course, you know, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. and there's nothing that says that getting a fourth booster now will make you unable to get a more specific booster in the fall. there's data out of israel right now that suggests for older people between the third dose and the fourth dose, there's a pretty dramatic improvement in efficacy, about a 2/3 reduction in hospitalization risk, and that's from a level that was already reduced because they've gotten one booster. it does work. it's less clear in younger people, to be honest, how much
protection that booster is going to provide, for people that have been vaccinated and gotten infected during the omicron wave, that's another sort of open question. that said, the risks of the vaccines are so low, we've given billions of doses now that for many people, the option to get a booster and get those immunity up during this particular surge is a reasonable one. > . >> how much has the protection from the original vaccine, the boosters back in 2021, when people got that third shot, how much has that diminished over the last seven months? >> well, against infection, it's diminished quite a bit. you know, this new variant is quite good at gaining a foothold in your body, that infection component. and for people whose last dose of vaccine was in 2021, their risk of infection if they come in contact with an infected person is going to be pretty high. the protection against hospitalization, intensive care
unit usage, and death is still fairly high. people with prior vaccination are protected. they're about five times less likely now to end up in the icu. and so, you know, it's not perfect. nothing's 100% here, but there is still some protection against those worse outcomes. >> dr. wilson, thank you. >> thank you. >> thanks. so astronomers detected a cosmic heart beat billions of light years away. we'll tell you what that means next. >> i look forward to hearing that. alright, limu, give me a socket wrench, pliers, and a phone open to libertymutual.com
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a mysterious radio bust with a pattern similar to a heart beat has been detected in space. now, astronomers believe it came from a galaxy far far away. no, roughly a billion light years away. >> these new pictures are giving us an idea, look at this, of what astronomers are seeing. these are the first images from the james webb space telescope, the most powerful space telescope ever. one nasa scientists had an emotional reaction to first seeing these. >> personally, i went and had an ugly cry, okay, i just -- and yeah. because it works. what the engineers have done to build this thing, it is amazing. >> joining us now, university of rochester astro physicist professor adam frank. have you had a good ugly cry after seeing these pictures? >> no, but my head did explode,
absolutely. >> that's something. >> yesterday was a -- for people like us, it was a glorious day in nerd town, essentially. it was remarkable after so many years to see the fruit of all of this, you know, come to bear. >> can you just tell us what you are seeing. i mean, let's just pull up the -- i think that this is -- is this the star dying, is this a picture of a star. >> yes. >> so tell us what you see there. let's go back to the star dying, and you can tell us what you're seeing there. >> what's interesting, i have worked on these my whole life. my ph.d. thesis was on these objects. you're seeing the sun in 5 billion years. think about your long-term investments, a star that has reached the end of its lifetime, and tearing itself apart through stellar winds and creates this enormous light yearlong sculpture. what we're learning is how material, how stars age and die,
and then also all of that material you're seeing being blown out into space and that beautiful piece of cosmic architecture is going to go out and turn into other stars and other planets and life perhaps, so it's a truly remarkable view of, you know, cosmic recycling. >> so let's look at the next one. i think, do we have the comparison, do we have the comparison of the images from hubble versus the -- oh, wow, this is beautiful. this our executive producer was joking that this was the background of every school picture in the '80s. which i love. i know i have it. blue and white striped turtle neck, i remember it, but the comparison from the spencer space telescope and the webb space telescope, it's remarkable how much clearer these photos are. what can scientists now do with them? >> it's linke, imagine somebody gave you a picture of your grandparents on your wedding and all you could see was blobs, and somebody gave you another
picture with much higher resolution, and now you can soo that your grandmother looks just like your daughter at that age, and you can see your grandfather's smile, and you know, a little bit of fear in his eyes, we can see with all of this detail, we can actually see the details of the processes going on, shaping galaxies, shaping stars, and from that, we can tell the stories of how the universe was born, and how we emerged out of these structures, so it's that resolution that is all important that allows us to really dig in and see the physical processes and tell those stories. >> professor frank, i think you're burying the lead. i think we all are because you just mentioned life in space, and i know that you have also written about how you said we now have enough information to conclude that life on other planets has almost certainly existed. please explain. >> okay. so there are 10 billion trillion stars and planets out there.
10 billion trillion planets, and every one of those planets is a place where life has the experiment, nature has run experiments on the formation of life. now we can't say for sure. we can't say for sure. we have to do the actual study but what's amazing that we found all of these planets is that we now understand exactly where we have to look and how to look to see whether or not we are the only time in cosmic history that life has formed, and james webb, the telescope, is actually giving us, is giving us our first views of these extra solar planets, we call them. alien planets orbiting other stars, and we'll be able to see into their atmospheres and see whether or not there are compounds, molecules that could only be produced by life, so after, you know, 2,000 years of people yelling at each other about whether there's other life in the universe, we are now just setting sail with this telescope and the others that are going to come to actually answer humanities most important question. >> i feel like this telescope is so good, we're going to see an
alien pop in front of it and be like, we're going to be able to actually see it. that's what i'm waiting for. >> i was mesmerized by pictures and you come with that imagery. professor frank, we always appreciate talking to you. thank you very much for all the enthusiasm and information. >> great pleasure. have a lovely day, guys. >> you too. now to this, hundreds of homes are devastated, at least 40 people are missing in virginia because of this severe storm that has slammed into the state. we have all the breaking details, next. so we offer a complete exam and x-rays free to new patients without insurance - everyday. plus, patients get 20% off their treatment plan. we're on your corner and in your cornrner every step of the way. because your anything is our everything. aspen dental. anything to make you smile. book today at aspendental.com, walk in, or call 1-800-aspendental. welcome to your world. your why. what drives you?
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ohio's law restricts abortions after six weeks. now, earlier this month, we had on our air an ob/gyn and doctor who said she had been contacted by a child abuse doctor in ohio who helped the 10-year-old girl get the procedure done. they're taking samples from the clinic to match with that suspect's dna. this has garnered national attention. it's been widely reported. you may have heard the president talking about it, referencing it when he signed the executive order and when he condemned the supreme court, but there's been skepticism in some circles, did this even happen. ohio's attorney general appeared on fox news and said he couldn't find a whisper of this case happening in his state. today, i want to report that sentiment is different. he says my heart aches for the pain suffered by this young child. i'm grateful for the diligent work of the police department in securing a confession and getting a rapist off the street.
bci stands ready to support law enforcement across ohio putting these criminals behind bars. again, the swift change that we saw from did this happen, all the skepticism that was being reported about a 10-year-old we're talking about in the aftermath of roe v. wade to hey, yeah, this happened, and it could happen again. >> this is the very type of case that people feared when roe v. wade was overturned, people thought, uh-oh, what happens in this scenario, and now it's real. >> and it didn't talk long. >> thank you. >> at least 40 people are missing after fast moving storms caused flooding and mudslides in buchanan county, virginia. the state's department of emergency management shared this aerial photo. this is a neighborhood filled with muddy floodwaters. crews are working to clear the roads and restore power. >> meteorologist jennifer gray is in the weather center with more. what's happening? >> well, this rain started around yesterday evening at 7:00, and the rain just kept
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