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bipartisan effort under way in congress now to protect future elections. we are covering all this from all angles. we have a team of reporters and analysts standing by. let's begin with manu raju on capitol hill. manu, tell us about this new legislation. >> reporter: this is the first direct response and most significant legislative response to the events of january 6th. a bipartisan group of senators just moments ago announced they have a deal to change how the so-called electoral count act, a law from 1887, works. essentially make it harder to overturn an election and what we saw donald trump try to do that's come out through the course of these hearings and before about how he tried to pressure vice president mike pence to overturn election results, pressure state officials to disregard the election, refuse to concede, claimed the election was stolen without any evidence of proof of widespread fraud. what this aims to do is make it very clear that a vice president's role in overseeing the election results on the day
of certification is simply min ministerial and limits resources to the clear winner when it's apparent who that winner is. it also takes additional steps to ramp up penalties when election workers and other officials are threatened. any threats made toward their officials and takes other steps to bolster states' security systems as well. this proposal the result of negotiations that came from nine republican senators, eight democratic senators, needs 60 votes ultimately in the united states senate to get there. that means they need ten republicans to vote for this legislation, which is divided up into two separate proposals. the sponsors believe this will take some time in order for it to get through the senate and ultimately come to the senate floor and see if they can actually get the votes, push this through and get this out of the house, but still a significant moment, two sides coming together, a deal cut,
pushed by susan collins of maine, joe manchin of west virginia and other senators of both sides coming together to try to get a response to january 6th into law. >> manu raju, thank you for that reporting. that just happening on capitol hill. we're also learning today that a judge has ordered rudy giuliani to testify as a witness before a georgia grand jury investigating donald trump's attempts to subvert the 2020 election in that state. let's bring in jessica schneider. what else are you learning? >> reporter: it is a significant step for the fulton county d.a. and really a victory for her. she has a wide-ranging investigation into election-related crimes and she's been trying for a while to get several trump allies into the special grand jury for testimony and now rudy giuliani is being ordered boy a judge to appear august 9th in georgia. giuliani was fighting this subpoena in a new york court but he failed to appear for a court hearing on the subpoena last
week, so a judge there ruled that giuliani must appear now next month. we have not gotten any response just yet from giuliani or his lawyers, but this is really notable because it marks the first very close trump ally that the special grand jury will hear from. we know that rudy giuliani was among the key voices pushing trump to try to overturn the election. the d.a. interestingly down there in georgia is also fighting to get other trump allies to testify, including senator lindsey graham. they're fighting it out in a legal proceeding right now. the georgia d.a. really has the most active and aggressive criminal probe ongoing right now. we're seeing a lot of activity from it. now that rudy giuliani will go testify, how much further will the d.a. go here? there's a lot of question, will she subpoena trump himself? could she eventually charge trump or his allies for these state crimes, including conspiracy to commit election fraud, other charges? this is ramping up and she's being very aggressive in this
investigation, all centered in georgia. >> yeah, because the other new development is the 16 so-called fake electors there in georgia have now been notified by prosecutors that they are targets of an ongoing criminal investigation, right? explain. >> reporter: right. upgraded from witnesses to targets now. these 16 people who form that slate of fake electors, and by being told that they're targets, that means they could face charges. and that actually includes, as we previously reported, the state republican chair there, david schaefer. so you see here that the special grand jury is moving quickly. it was just impanelled a few weeks ago. it goes until mid-2023, so they have a lot of time here but are moving quickly. they have broad power to subpoena, get testimony, records, and ultimately issue a recommendation about who should be charged and for what. we're seeing rapid development, possibly just the beginning though, ana. >> thank you. alan baron is here with us,
a lawyer who's been special counsel to senate and house committees over the past three decades. alan, first, how significant is this that rudy giuliani has now been ordered to testify? >> i think it's extremely significant. i'm sure there are some federal prosecutors who would like to have a shot at him, but there seems to be a very serious investigation going on down in georgia. the fact that a judge has now said you can't ignore us, which he did earlier, we expect you to be here when you're called upon and you're going to be called upon to testify. he may take the fifth amendment and refuse to testify. but at the very least he has to show up. >> it feels like this investigation in georgia is moving quickly. if you're one of these 16 fake trump electors who got this letter, what does this mean for you? >> well, they must be very scared and asking themselves why has there been a change from being witnesses to now being targets? you know, they would claim, i
suppose, that they were simply unwitting dupes. if so, they shouldn't be criminally liable. if that's the case and that's ultimately the way it turns out, who was behind all this? what were they told when they were enticed into becoming electors? there are a lot of open questions on this. above all, why did the prosecutor shift from being -- them being witnesses to them being possible defendants. >> is it standard procedure to send a letter to a witness who becomes a target? >> yes. in fact they're known as target letters. it usually warns them not to destroy documents. it also puts them on notice of what their status is. but yeah, it's very routine and very significant. >> as far as the legislation in congress that manu outlined, how significant is that? >> well, it's great to see the -- both sides coming together on something, for a
change. i think it's important because there was some alleged ambiguity in the old statute. this should clarify it so that people won't be able to say we didn't realize what the law was, we thought this was okay. so i think that's got to be seen as a positive development. any time when republicans and democrats can get together on anything these days, you have to feel good about it. so yeah, i think it's a really good thing that's happened, and clarification of an old statute is an important progress. >> i think the big question is will it safeguard democracy, will it safeguard a peaceful transfer of power in the future. stay with me, alan, because all of that is happening as the january 6 is continuing their investigation. we're getting new details about the mystery around the secret service text messages. let's bring in cnn's whitney wild. whitney, we now know the secret service turned over a single
text message responding to that request by the inspector general for all the text messages related to the january 6th attack. so bring us up to speed here. what else are you learning? >> we're learning that the secret service has handed over more than 10,000 records after they issued a subpoena requesting volumes of documents. this comes after the inspector general basically complained to congressional overnigght committee saying he had tried to get relevant documents, including text messages that may have been sent on january 5th and january 6th of 2021 but he couldn't get them. he went to the department of homeland's secretary, alejandro mayorkas and then he went to the hill. that is where we are. this huge delivery of records includes a single text message but it also includes documents, and these were handed over to the inspector general as well, documents, policies, briefings, interviews, radio traffic and communications. however, what is really at issue
here is these text messages and here's why. the agency maintains that there was an ill-timed email migration at the same time that the ig was hoping to collect this information, so this email migration began january 27th. the ig came back to secret service in february and said that they were requesting this information. so that's the timeline at issue here. however, prior to that email 34 migration, secret service employees were told that if they were obligated to back up records, they had to do it themselves and they were given instructions exactly on how to do that. >> the federal records act applies to the secret service as i've learned in the past as we've been covering this story. alan, they turned over one text when asked to turn over a month's worth from 24 different secret service personnel. what's your reaction? >> it doesn't pass the smell test, to put it bluntly.
something very fishy is going on here. i guess anything is possible. that suddenly after being warned and told how to preserve these documents they disappear, the ones involved in the crucial time frame. i don't buy it, frankly. it certainly calls for some very serious investigation. it certainly calls for some, i don't know, maybe heads to roll. the secret service is there to do one thing in essence, to protect the president or any other public official. they're not there to play politics. and if they in fact have deep sixed records because of political reasons, there is something terribly wrong with that agency and it needs to be investigated. >> again, the secret service continues to say there's nothing nefarious here. as whitney pointed out, thousands of other documents and other communications have been
turned over to the ig and other committees investigating the january 6th attack. whitney, what do we know about this single text that was turned over? do we know what it belonged to? what it said when it was sent? >> so we do. there's a lot of information we do know about this. this was between a former chief of the uniformed division of the secret service. so this is their group that's basically their police force, so not agents that you might see with the suit and ear piece, but the uniformed division officers who look more like police officers. it was the chief of that unit texting capitol police chief steven sund saying basically what do you need? there was those kind of communications went on throughout washington as law enforcement leaders tried to figure out what chief sund needed. so the question is why this person, tom sullivan, felt compelled to keep this record where others may not have kept similar records. but the question, ana, still, it's not totally clear that
records that were improperly destroyed so that's what secret service is going through now. they're going back through these phones and that review includes going through the meta data for some of these phones to figure out were text messages sent. were those text messages supposed to be preserved as part of the public record, part of the federal record, or would they have fallen into another category which would have alleviated this requirement to keep them in general, ana. >> alan, what is the normal protocol when it comes to preservation notices like the ones we're talking about? >> it occurs both in the context of civil litigation, it occurs in the context of criminal litigation. when you are put on notice that documents are to be preserved, and usually they're described with some particularity, you had better do that. if you don't, you run the risk of contempt of court, you run
the risk of contempt of the grand jury, you run the risk of all kinds of adverse inferences being drawn against your side of the litigation or whatever case is involved. you can't -- you can't get away with this. and it's going to be a very difficult argument to sustain that the secret service after being warned that they should not destroy these records or deep six them in any way that they went ahead and did it. there's no excuse, frankly. >> but i wonder if they were to say we didn't know you wanted texts specifically, if the request was so broad like all documents related to january 6th and it didn't specify text messages, does that give them an out in some way? >> no. no. nice try, but that's not going to fly. in fact the broader it is, the less of an out they have. >> alan baron, whitney wild, interesting. thank you very much for being there for us.
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and blistering temperatures across much of europe have broken records and claimed more than 1,000 lives already. next hour, president biden discusses his next move to fight the climate crisis with or without key support from congress, including members of his own party. meteorologist tom sater is here to walk us through this. tom, how bad are things here in the u.s. and overseas? >> it's historic, to be quite honest with you, ana. over the next week, 87% of the u.s. will have temperatures over 90 degrees. 20% will be over in the triple digits. look where we are, boise, 101, chicago, st. louis. here are the advisories, but now they're extending eastward to the ohio valley, the tennessee valley and to the larger cities up in areas of the northeast. emergency right now set for boston as well. sure these temperatures in the desert are hot. phoenix, your average is 107 so continuing to have days at 114, 115 is just staggering.
of course the records continue to be set. austin, san antonio, dallas, oklahoma city 107 degrees. so it's really expanding. in europe this cloud cover is pushing the heat now away from the uk. london, unbelievable, over 40 all-time records yesterday. it feels like 75 right now, but notice the heat. milan 94. the forecast tomorrow, the heat continues to move. it's across germany and up into sweden. it continues across warsaw and poland. these warnings for all these countries, over 21 of them, continue and it's relentless in the iberian peninsula. london's fire brigade had its busiest day since world war ii. the drought, i really think this will be our next story across the northern hemisphere. we'll have agricultural yield problems because of the drought. >> u.s. cities have opened cooling centers. is the danger greater in urban areas? >> yes. the heat island effect. all the concrete, all the steel
retains that heat. we don't have the vegetation. many construction companies now are building, putting a climate vegetation, a climate friendly grass, greenery, something to help absorb carbon dioxide and keep it cooler. sometimes they're painting the roofs white. but buildings and the concrete retain it. it's worse as night. many times cities are two to seven degrees warmer. the problem is there's homeless, some are staying in their cars. sure, there's cooling centers but that's not enough. many don't have air conditioning as well. there's also pollution in the ozone so respiratory issues are exacerbated because of this high heat. it's very dangerous in the urban areas all across the world. >> thank you so much, tom sater. just minutes from now president biden will discuss his administration's response to the climate crisis. he's trying to regroup and he's scaling back after fellow democrat senator joe manchin walked away from a deal to
address climate. that's the second time now in seven months that manchin delivered for all practical purposes the death blow. cnn's jeff zeleny is in somerset, massachusetts, where the president will arrive later this hour. jeff, what are we expecting to hear from him? >> reporter: ana, president biden is on his way here to somerset, massachusetts. this is the site of a former coal-fired plant. you can see the remnants behind me here up against the river. now this is a plant that makes power cables essentially to help offshore wind projects connect back to the power grid. the president and the white house using that as an example, as a metaphor, if you will, for how this country needs to readapt its climate plans given the crisis tom was just laying out there. a third of the country under an excessive heat warning, some 100 million americans. president biden will say that he's going to take executive actions, a series, beginning with the ones he'll announce
later this afternoon which include an increase in funding to communities for specific cooling centers. he will also announce other targeted projects adding funding to offshore wind projects. really, ana, this is simple low a drop in the bucket, not what the president wanted to be announcing but all that's left in his climate agenda after joe manchin essentially torpedoing the bigger spending plan on improving the climate goals and trying to reach those targets here in the u.s. so the president says this is going to be the beginning of the executive actions. saying if congress will not act, he will with the executive authority of his pen. clearly that is not nearly as good as legislation. so i'm told that the president is going to call out congress for not joining him on this and he's going to begin a series of actions. again, this is not enough for a climate activist. and coming in the middle of july here, as the u.s. and the world is experiencing this record heat, it could not make this crisis more apparent.
>> jeff zeleny, thank you, reporting there in somerset, massachusetts, as we await the president's arrival. joining us now is ali zady. thanks for being here. jeff just laid out what president biden is expected to announce next hour that doesn't include a national climate emergency declaration. this isn't a climate emergency in realtime? what will it take? >> it's really important to underscore what the american people are seeing in their communities right now, and that is undeniable. 100 million americans seeing extreme heat impact their lives, their livelihoods, and the president wants to be speaking clearly and boldly about the emergency that we face and about the executive actions, the executive orders, the declarations that he will in the coming weeks make and move forward on. >> so he is going to make some kind of an emergency declaration
in the coming weeks? >> the president increasingly upping the ambition and scope and scale of what he intends to get done on climate. this is a crisis. this is something that demands action, and it's something where if we take action, we unlock tremendous economic opportunity. and that's going to be a display when the president visits massachusetts today. an opportunity to revitalize manufacturing and create jobs in communities that, frankly, had been left behind. >> it seems like an emergency declaration would help accelerate some of his ability to take action. it would allow him the power to redirect some spending when it comes to accelerating renewable energy. it would also give him legal power to block oil and gas drilling or other projects. why does he not feel those steps
are necessary right now? >> what you're going to see from the president today is executive action that helps us move forward on the opportunity with offshore winds, reversing previous actions that created uncertainty, making sure that we open up new areas for advancement of this opportunity, getting relief and support in the hands of the american people and communities who are grappling with heat right now. that is what's front of mind mr folks and he's taking action on things that are front of mind. he's being very clear. he's going to come over the coming weeks and continue to lay out more and more ambition, more and more action, as we rapidly move in the direction of his climate goals. >> respectfully, i don't feel like you're answering my question, though. it's why not now. you say doing this in the weeks to come. why not do an emergency
declaration right now? >> look, there are a broad set of authorities that are available to the president. there are authorities that he's taken advantage of already, whether it's setting standards for cars and trucks under the clean air act, whether it's boosting investment into our grid through the investments he secured in the bipartisan infrastructure law, whether it's the $2.3 billion he's advancing on resilience today, and, you know, a number of tools remain at his disposal and he's making it very clear that he intends to use those tools in the face of this situation. >> the situation being congress' inaction, right? the president's current obstacle in congress is coming from within his own party. yes, you can argue all the republicans aren't on board and if he could get ten of them he
could get this passed in the senate, but right now we can't get all 50 democratic senators to move in the same direction. senator joe manchin torpedoed it after months of negotiations. how upset is president biden at manchin right now? >> what i can say is there is no stop in joe biden when it comes to climate action. that's been the case since day one of this administration when i walked through the doors. it's been the case every single day as we moved out to accelerate clean energy, electric vehicles, boost our ability to withstand these impacts. just to go to the topic of heat, you guys were talking about the urban heat island effect. the president secured funding to go after the urban heat island effect by addressing the pavement and getting trees planted. you talked about cooling centers. we're literally sending out money that will help expand
cooling centers right away. folks who don't have air conditioning in their homes, states have the resources to get that air conditioning to low income and vulnerable individuals around the country, so that's what this is all about. it's about moving forward faster and faster. joe biden is not going to stop. he started on day one and he's going to stop when the job is done. and that is achieving his clear and ambitious and bold climate goals. >> his goal that he has articulated is to reduce emissions by 50% by 2030. can he get there with executive action alone? >> the reality is we're going to get to that goal as a country by galvanizing folks in states and local governments, by galvanizing the private sector, which has put $100 billion forward to move us forward on electric vehicles. we're going to get there by
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the last time he was on capitol hill, he was leaving office. the time before that, rioters wanted to hang him. but today former vice president mike pence was back on the hill and greeted by a much different crowd, one that apparently wants him to run for president. with us now is olivia troye, she was pence's advisor during his time in office. olivia, pence was meeting today
with members of the conservative republican study committee and we're reporting that they thanked him for his courage on january 6th and also encouraged him to run for president in 2024. you worked closely with him. should he? will he? >> yeah, that's quite the dichotomy within the republican party. you have the growing rift between those that support trump and continue to back him and remain loyal to him and then you have the rest of the republicans who are trying to figure out how to navigate around him and in many cases wanting to support someone like mike pence. this is a very friendly group to him. he chaired this group for many years when he was in congress and i think he was there to focus on more traditional republican issues. i know the focus was to the national debt, foreign affairs and apparently he was praised for certifying the election. it's fascinating to watch this behind closed doors yet publicly republicans are very gun shy, i would say, talking about this
issue because they know it's a lightning rod for someone like donald trump. should he run for president? i know he has aspirations to do so, and i think we'll have to see how this plays out for him given where the republican base is right now and how much of a stronghold trump has on the party. >> have you been in touch with him about potential run in 2024? do you know where his head is at? >> i've certainly been in touch with circles in his sphere of influence. look, it is a known thing in pence's orbit and for those of us who worked for mike pence that i think he desired to make a run for the oval office. i think that's partially why he joined the trump administration on this ticket. i think that you'll see him continue to tout some of the policies that he supported that he felt were a success. i think you'll see him run on that while also trying to carefully balance obviously this
conflict that he has ongoing with the former president. >> this friday both men will be in arizona at dueling rallies, backing rival candidates, very different visions for the gop's future. trump's candidate in arizona is still embracing lies that trump won the 2020 election. how critical are these midterms for republicans and the party's legacy? >> look, i think they're incredibly important for republicans and i would say they're very important for the country as a whole. here you have donald trump out there consistently supporting election deniers. as of june, i think there were in more than half of the governors races there's an election denier running in them. that's a pretty dangerous proposition for the country in the future and our democracy. i'm glad that mike pence is going out to arizona to support the candidate that's running against kari lake, who has been out there spreading false conspiracies and election lies
still today. i think it's also interesting that apparently she spent quite a bit at trump properties, so this is quite a profitable enterprise that trump has created. not only is he out there having people that support his interests and in the past overturning safe and free election but he's making money off of americans and candidates running today. so i'd rather have mike pence out there with governor ducey pushing back on these people. i wish that happened in maryland. we saw someone win the republican nomination in the governor's race that attended a qanon event earlier this spring and was busing people on january 6th to the capitol and tweeting that mike pence was a traitor. i think these people are dangerous for the country. i think the republicans are better off to continue to push back on them. if mike pence is the person to do that, which i think he is given his own life was put at risk, then i think that we are better off for him doing it. >> olivia troye, thank you very
much for joining us and offering your insights and perspective. an update on the effort to codify same-sex marriage into law. senator rob portman says he believes there's a chance enough of his fellow republicans in the chamber will get on poured. >> do you feel like republican views on this issue are changing? >> yeah, i think that's obvious when you look at the house vote and you look at just the shifting sentiment about this issue throughout the country. i think this is an issue that many americans, regardless of their political affiliation, feel has been resolved. >> senator portman is a co-sponsor of this bill on the senate side. he said his views changed after his son came out a few years ago. yesterday 47 house republicans joined democrats to vote in favor of this effort. in the senate it takes 60 votes for the bill to succeed so that means at least ten republicans
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wages have been going up. that's the good news. the bad, inflation is even higher, meaning the average worker has actually taken a pay cut. the average ceo, however, their paychecks are exploding. cnn's vanessa is looking into this for us. vanessa, what's going on here? is this greedflation? >> a little bit perhaps. but ceos's pay is rising much faster than the average employee. the average ceo took home last year about $18.3 million. that is 324 times more than the average worker. that's a huge pay disparity. but when we look at it compared to inflation, that's where you really start to get a little bit of a sense of why this is so important. so the ceo pay went up by 18.2%
last year. worker wages up by 4.7%. but when you start putting it into perspective, inflation last year was 7.1%. so ceo pay outtracked that by about double. worker wages well below at 4.7%. so amazon is the company that had the largest pay disparity between the ceo and employees. andy jassy, $212 million last year, the average worker $32,855. look right here and you can see it for yourself, that is a huge disparity between ceo and employee. >> so could a ceo like this guy from amazon just cut his pay and give that money to his employees? >> not exactly, because salaries are such a small portion of ceo's overall compensation. peter kern's comp is almost
$300. andy jassy, $212 million overall, $175,000 in salary. same thing with disney's ceo, you can see that spread right there. so unfortunately a salary cut may not do as much for employees, but the real question being asked is this pay disparity, who does it benefit? obviously the success of the company when the company is doing so well, it sort of benefits the ceo rather than the employee. >> eye-opening number, maddening numbers, thank you. we'll be right back.
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right now the life of ivana trump is being celebrated at a funeral mass at a manhattan church. she died last week after she fell in her home. you can see the casket arriving just moments ago, and cnn's ja jason carroll is outside that church. former president trump is expected to attend? >> reporter: and it looks as if his motorcade has just shown up just a few moments ago. as i see now over my shoulder here at st. vincent's church, the motorcade now arriving. he is here to pay respects to his ex-wife, ivana trump. their children, eric, don jr., ivanka are also here. they were here as her casket was carried up the steps. they will be eulogizing her as the service gets underway. also someone else who's going to be eulogizing her, one of her very good friends of many years, dennis bosso, a designer who
sent me a message not long ago. he wanted to remind people that this is going to be a celebration of her life. he said the following, he said she was always a champion for all women around the world, smart, beautiful, and most of all, devoted mother to her three children. so again, this is a private service. now just getting underway, the family is here to pay their respects for ivana trump. back to you. >> jason carroll, thank you for that reporting. our hearts go out to that whole family, and that does it for us today, i'll see you back here tomorrow. until then you can follow me on twitter @ana cabrera. the news continues with victor and alisyn right after this.
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hello, everyone, i'm alisyn camerota, welcome to "cnn newsroom". >> i'm victor blackwell. we are covering several play jor stories. a short time from now, president biden will lay out how his administration plans to respond to the climate crisis as millions across the country are coping with some of the hottest temperatures on record, and we are also following new developments on the investigation into the capitol attack ahead of tomorrow night's high stakes hearing. the january 6th committee still cannot get wha