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hello and happy friday. i'm ana cabrera in new york. great to have you with us, it's a busy day in the newsroom. turmoil at twitter and serious questions about the social media giant's future. we're covering a mass resignation after chief at which time elon musk gave employees an ultimatum. and a month's worth of snow? just a few hours? it could happen as monster storm continues to pummel western new york. imagine, 21 inches in less than six hours just this morning. plus, more questions and new details in the gruesome kills of four college students in idaho. one victim's dad says his daughter fought for her life during this attack. minutes from now president biden speaks on the economy just base after the unofficial holiday shopping season kicks offment the white house says the president will focus on progress made. what progress? cnn's matt egan is on it for us. matt, in terms of numbers, we have seen some signs this month that inflation is easing, but in
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terms of how people are feeling, are americans feeling that progress yet? >> ana, i think the good news is that inflation is cooling off, i think the bad news is it's still pretty hot so that means that people may not really be feeling this in their wallets. consumer prices jumped by 7.7% year over year in october. that set off a thunderous celebration on wall street raising hopes that maybe the worst for inflation is over but there is no celebration on main street because the cost of living remains way too high. we have seen some categories having price drops, apparel, airfare, used cars, month over month price declines, that is good news, but food remains a sore spot and people will be feeling that this thanksgiving. the average cost of a thanksgiving feast for ten people, $64 this year, that is up 20% from a year ago. 38% higher than two years ago. we have seen a little bit more progress when it comes to
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another pain point and that is prices at the pump. gallon of gas is selling nationally for $3.71, down 16 cents from a month ago. that is good news. the fed is fighting inflation by bumping up the costs to borrow. that has sent credit card rates to record highs, mortgage rates have skyrocketed. we did see a bit of good news on that front, the average 30-year fixed rate going from 7.1% to 6.6%, that is the largest weekly drop since 1981, but, ana, 6% or 7% mortgage rates they're still pretty high and this volatility is making it hard for home buyers and sellers to know what to do next. >> i like the direction we're going, though. i wish we could always start with good news on a friday. what are the next key indicators you're watching? >> the hope is that soon the fed will be able to chill out with these monster interest rate hikes that are raising recession fears. for that to happen the fed needs to see progress on inflation, the other is jobs.
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we do see in the next few weeks we're going to have upcoming inflation reports and jobs reports. so the fed is hoping to see further signs of a cooldown on those fronts and if that happens then maybe during the next meeting, december 14th, they can go from a 75 basis point rate hike to a 50 basis point hike. maybe they could eventually go down to 25 basis points or pause all together. that would be good news because right now the fed is slamming the brakes on the economy and eventually they could end up causing a recession. >> matt egan, i know you're watching closely. thank you. now to the turmoil at twitter. that has suddenly gotten even more tumultuous. the social media site's future in question as offices closed after hundreds of employees resigned en masse. they delivered a hard no to elon musk's, quote, extremely hard core ultimatum. cnn's senior media reporter oliver darcy is joining us to explain. i guess the question is can the
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little blue bird keep flying if they don't have people to operate the company? >> that's the million dollar -- or $44 billion question, ana. >> literally. >> literally. can twitter survive elon musk and it looks like, you know, they are in some trouble. yesterday a mass exodus at the company occurred after elon musk's 5:00 p.m. deadline for employees. remember, he had asked them either work hard core or leave the company. scores of employees, hundreds of employees seemed to resign yesterday and now there's a real question about whether this platform can survive. you mentioned that twitter's offices were closed. they emailed after this mass resignation closing the offices presumably to secure the facility, make sure that it's not sabotaged by any employees who may be at the door. elon musk actually just emailed the twitter staff and i have this email, i will read part of t to software engineers, he said anyone who actually writes software please report to the tenth floor at 2:00 p.m. today. so you can get a sense of how
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chaotic it is inside there. yesterday they were told offices are closed, now elon is summoning software engineers to the tenth floor for a meeting. >> my goodness, it just seems like he's making this all up as he goes and the company continues to implode. what will the death of twitter mean? what implications will that have if that happens? >> twitter is the digital town square, world leaders use, the president of the united states is on there, the pentagon is on there, dissidents in foreign countries with oppressive regimes use at which time tore organize, celebrities, brands, they make important announcements on there. journalists like us use it to news gather. it is more than a social media website. if it were to end, to die, it would disrupt the flow of information across the globe. i mean, it would have some serious ramificationes. >> because of all of the things you just listed, the reasons, that's the reason -- that's the only social media site i use.
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>> right. >> because it is valuable to me in the work that we do. do we know how many users have left twitter because i keep seeing these posts especially last night of rip twit twitter, #riptwitter that was trending last night, i think it was the number one trending topic at the time. a lot of people are signing off saying their final good buys to the platform. >> they're telling other followers to follow instagram or some other platforms. i think the fact that no one has one destination where they're sending their followers kind of hints at a future without at which time twitter. there is no one town square like there is on twitter. there are other websites, there's facebook, tiktok, instagram, but there isn't this like place where everyone comes together to communicate and i think that's the real -- the real sad part about this is that place is falling apart in realtime and everyone is on the site watching it collapse. >> we don't know the next turn
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or twist that this is going to take. thank you oliver darcy for your reporting on all of this. now to what is looking like monster historic snowstorm pounding western new york. take a look at buffalo more than a foot of snow already on the ground, one official saying the conditions there are going downhill very quickly. the city has reinstated a travel ban for some areas and the worst is still to come. meteorologist jennifer gray joins us now. talk to us, jennifer, about the dangers associated with this storm. >> well, the snow is coming down so fast, 2 to 3 inches an hour, that if you try to get on the roads the snow can just come down so fast that you can get stuck and you won't be able to go anywhere. some roads have been reported that plows can't even get through now and really the trouble spot is right here in western new york. as you mentioned, just to the south of buffalo hamburg has gotten pounded all morning long. we have continued to see 2 to 3 inches of snow an hour and this has been going on since the wee
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morning hours. so we are talking about several feet of snow and look at this video, you can see looks like a wall of snow, a curtain, sful. i remember flying into buffalo in 2014 during that snow event and it was one of the most remarkable things i have ever seen. such a dividing line where the snow starts and the snow ends. we have seen already 3 feet of snow across portions of western new current snow depth already more than 18 inches right there in the hamburg region just to the south of buffalo and really, ana, the wind is going to steer where this snow goes. just a change in the wind direction is going to change who gets the most snow. you can see it starts to inch up to the north around buffalo by the time we get into tonight, into tomorrow morning they will be more in the snow and then it still is continuing by tomorrow evening. really snowing all day tomorrow, a front moves through, does push a lot of that out, but do expect snowy conditions to remain throughout much of the weekend. this is going to create
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incredible problems not only on the roads, but air traffic as well as the weight of the snow, ana, on roofs. we saw many collapses during 2014 with all of that snow weighing down on the rooftops. >> of course this part of the country is no stranger to snow, right? what makes this storm so unique? >> i think it's just the amount of snow in such a short period of time. they get a lot of snow, but it comes in increments. you can get out, shovel t you can handle the snow, get it off your roof. but when you get 3, 4, 5 feet of snow at one time it creates huge, huge problems. >> we hope everybody stays safe there. jennifer gray, thank you for the update. now to the brutal stabbing deaths of four university of idaho students. no arrests yet but more details are emerging. one victim's father says the autopsy shows his daughter fought her attacker to the end and police say two sur viefgs roommates may be key to solving this case. listen to what a reporter for
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the idaho statesman revealed on cnn this morning. >> those two roommates were in the house at the time of the killing. i spoke to the mother of one of the victims and she did confirm that they heard something, yes, and, you know, the mother didn't want to say what they heard, but she did tell me they heard something. they heard someone enter the house and heard something. we don't know. we don't know what exactly they heard. >> cnn's veronica miracle is in moscow, idaho. veronica, you spoke to the police and the coroner. what are you learning? >> reporter: we are learning this morning that those roommates are being interviewed. when i asked a police spokesman if the roommates are being considered as witnesses, as victims, suspects or persons of interest they said they could be any of those. they are still working to determine that and they are hoping to release that information very soon. also what is expected to be released very soon are the
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whereabouts of those victims before they were killed. here is what the spokesperson had to say. >> so we really want the public's help. we are looking for additional tips and leads and we believe that releasing information about the location of the victims throughout the night might generate some information that we can follow up on and hopefully identify a suspect. >> reporter: i'm also told that those victims' bodies were found on the second and third floor of the house and that they had multiple stab wounds, possibly from one weapon, likely from one weapon, and we're also told from the coroner that it was likely there was some kind of struggle before their deaths. >> there were stab wounds on the hands of at least one of the students that make it appear that it would be defensive wounds. >> reporter: and the coroner also added that there was no signs of sexual assault. she also said they still don't
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know the exact time of deaths for these victims and that they don't know whether those victims were killed at the same time. just a horribly gruesome story, ana. >> two different floors, perhaps the same murder weapon, signs of struggle, other roommates in the house that survived, now talking to police. there is so much to learn and an awful tragedy. veronica miracle, thank you for your reporting. north korea does it again. firing off a long-range missile that japan says has the potential to reach the u.s. mainland. how the u.s. is responding next. and he sure seems invincible as thor but when actor chris hemsworth discovered something about his own health he says it forced him to think about death and his own mortality. more on that. and talk about a destination wedding, 1 600 pennsylvania avenue is set to ho its 19th nup actuals ever. we have the details just ahead. get decision tech from fidelity. [ cellphone vibrateses ]
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north korea fires another missile and this one has the range to theoretically reach the u.s. mainland. that is what japan is saying after pyongyang's icbm test this morning. it marks the 34th day this year that the kim jong-un regime has carried out a missile test and that is a record. it was met with a swift show of force from the u.s. and south korea. the allies conducting a joint military exercise just hours later. i want to get to cnn's oren liebermann at the pent gone. first, what do we know about this latest launch? >> reporter: what's concerning about the test of this ballistic missile from north korea is it's range. it only went about 650 miles or so according to japan, landing in japan's exclusive economic
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zone but it also went nearly 4,000 miles high. if you were to take that trajectory and stretch it out it means that this missile could theoretically according to the japanese defense ministry have hit the mainland united states. it's not the first time north korea has tested an icbm but it remains concerning anytime they test one of these because it means they're learning more, improving their equipment, learning about the launches and their trajectories and that is cause for concern. it also comes one day after they test add short range ballistic missile. so north korea's frenetic pace of testing continues. in response the u.s. and south korea carrying out a live fire exercise. the south koreans say they targeted what they called a transporter erector launcher which is essentially a mock up of a north korean ballistic missile launcher. the u.s. carrying out exercises with japan and that's that continued show of force that the u.s., south korea and japan want to show in the nation, that they will not be koud by missile
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launches. >> what is kind this increased aggression by north korea. these military exercises and all these warnings don't seem to be deterring them. >> well, the exercises aren't quite meant to deter north korea from launching, they're meant to deter north korea from carrying out the launches and actively trying to attack the u.s., south korea, japan or other allies in the region. to that extent so far it has worked. i spoke to one expert to says kim jong-un is determined to achieve this military capability. he wants a nuclear capable intercontinental ballistic missile. he's going to keep testing, of going to keep improving their ballistic missile program and learn more with each test. the exercises, the responses painting mark as the enemy of north korea, that he says is just the excuse to keep this program going and keep it moving forward. >> orenliebermann, thank you. turning to a controversy tied to a different regime, saudi arabia, but it's the u.s.
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sparking outrage for arguing that saudi crown prince mohammed bin salman has immunity in the murder of jamal khashoggi, a murder that u.s. intel agencies say the crown prince directed. now members of president biden's own party are expressing outrage over this move. >> i'm going to be very blunt, i was stunned when i read it this morning and i have already -- was texting my staff very early about trying to understand what the issues were. so i think it's very complicated, but i am very disturbed. >> cnn's alex marquardt is following this. as a candidate we all remember biden saying saudi arabia would become a poo rye i can't over this assassination and now his state department has mbs has immunity? help us make sense of this. >> yeah, ana, the white house is now arguing that this is not about what they believe happened, they still believe that mbs directed the killing of
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jamal khashoggi, they say this is not disagreeing with the case that has been brought against him by khashoggi's fiancée in federal court in washington, d.c. two years ago, they say this is about a legal precedent, international law, which states that foreign heads of state, foreign heads of government like mbs should be given immunity from prosecution. we heard a short time ago from the national security council's john kirby, he said in part this legal determination has absolutely nothing to do with the merits of the case itself, it is a legal determination requested by state -- by the state department and provided by the justice department at this request of the court. let's break this down. mbs is the crown prince of saudi arabia but the end of september his father gave him a new title, that of prime minister and that made him technically the head of the saudi government. that, therefore, shielded him from prosecution, it gave him immunity. now, critics and experts that i've spoken with as well as
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activists say that was a ploy in order to get this immunity and, in fact, the justice department in their filing late last night at the 11th hour on the day of the deadline they did say in their filing that because he is the head of the saudi government, that he, therefore, deserves immunity. now, as you just noted there is growing anger, there is growing outrage on capitol hill. we've seen people like congressman adam schiff, the chairman of the house intelligence committee he tweeted we should seek justice and relentlessly so. i've spoken to several activists who are stunned and angry, they say that the biden administration is shielding the crown prince of saudi arabia. ana, i've also spoken with the fiancée of jamal khashoggi who emailed me to say that she is devastated today. she says that biden himself betrayed his word, betrayed jamal and that history will not forget. >> alex marquardt, thank you. he has circled the globe in
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he comes from a swiss family of explorers so renowned that when "star trek" created a captain they named him pickard. >> you see the balloon quite high over the top of the mountains. that is where i took off to fly around the world. >> reporter: he definitely lived up to the legacy by winning a race to become the first to circle the globe nonstop using only hot air and fickle winds. >> it was very emotional because it was my last chance. i had failed twice already, it was the last balloon, the last opportunity. >> reporter: around the world record setting balloonist bertrand pickad and brine joens touched down today. >> reporter: then he stopped himself by building a solar airplane and flying around the world on clean quiet sunlight. >> i speak to you from the cockpit in the middle of the pacific, flying on solar power only, no fuel. >> for me solar impulse was nuts
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will president biden do the mackarena or maybe the electric slide is his thing. the people need to know, sir, as the white house becomes the ultimate wedding venue this weekend. the pride to be president biden's eldest grand marry naomi. she will soon become the 19th woman ever to say i do at the executive mansion. let's bring in cnn's kate bennett now. a big wedding weekend, a big birthday weekend at the white house, the president is turning 80. a lot to celebrate. >> yeah, the president turns 80 on sunday but that's a day after naomi biden's big wedding to peter neil. it will take place tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. on the south lawn, it's chilly in d.c., i hear there is no tent going up so guests might be advised to bring some sort of warm covering and then after the ceremony there will be a reception in the white house for family and for the wedding party, very small, and then in the evening guests will come back and have dessert and there will be dancing and a bigger reception. it's interesting, there hasn't
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been a grand scale wedding of a presidential family member in quite some time. one of the biggest was the -- lyndon johnson's daughters got married in the late 1960s at the white house white house, lucy johnson and linda johnson in 1987 during the peak of vietnam. tricia nixon, ahead of president nixon's scandal in 1971 got married as well, in the rose garden. linda johnson got married in the east room. naomi biden will be the first person getting married on the south lawn. definitely it will be a big weekend for the white house. as you said, it's not the only celebration. president biden is turning 80, the first -- >> breaking news -- let's go right now to the justice department and our evan perez. we're getting an announcement from attorney general merrick garland set to a month a special counsel in the trump probe. >> reporter: that's right. so in the next 20 minutes or so
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we're going to hear from the attorney general directly, but he is -- he has appointed a special counsel to oversee the investigation -- the twin investigations into the former president, one of them of course is the justice department's investigation of the retention of national security information these are the classified documents that were found by the fbi during the search at the former president's residence in palm beach in mar-a-lago, the second part of this is parts of the january 6th investigation that touch on the former president. of course, you know that one of the things the justice department has been looking into is the involvement of the former president and the people around him in the effort to obstruct the transfer of power after the -- after the 2020 election. he was involved in the fake electors scheme and in the entire effort to try to prevent congress from certifying joe biden's victory at the end of
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the 2020 election. those are the two things that the special counsel who has already been appointed by the attorney general who is now going to oversee those two see aspects of these two investigations. now, we're going to hear a little bit more about who the attorney general has appointed when the attorney general comes out to speak, again, in about 30 minutes or so and we're going to hear a lot more about exactly why this was done, but, look, we previously reported we broke the story here at cnn that this was something that was in discussion at the justice department and part of the calculation was the idea that, you know, having someone not part of the political leadership here under the political leadership here overseeing these investigations was important if the former president declares that he is a candidate for office once more, given the fact that obviously he might be running against merrick garland, the attorney general's
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boss, joe biden, if he decides to run for reelection so that's part of the issue, which was to try to insulate those two investigations and keep them out of the realm of politics. of course, you guys know that, you know, you can try to do that, but then of course it has to do with donald trump and there's probably no way to divorce yourself entirely from the political atmosphere of this. >> evan, stay with me i want to bring in jessica schneider who is learning more about the s deliberations that took place to get to this point. >> as evan just mentioned here it was our team two weeks ago that broke that news that the doj was considering whether or not a special counsel would be necessary once trump announced his candidacy for a second term. of course, that announcement happening earlier this week on tuesday night. so presumably the department of justice, the attorney general acting fairly quickly here within a matter of days to decide to name a special counsel to oversee these two parallel
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and very big probes that are ongoing, into january 6th and also the alleged retention of classified documents at the former president's home in palm beach, florida, mar-a-lago. so this has been something that the doj has been considering for many weeks, as all of these investigations have really crescendoed and that announcement will be coming today from the attorney general merrick garland. evan talked a little bit about a special counsel, the fact that it can somewhat insulate the department of justice from any cries of politicization here. of course, those cries are going to come inevitably. but ultimately what's important to note here is that even though the special counsel will be named very shortly by the attorney general, he will reveal who it is, that special counsel will operate independently, however, ultimately any decisions about whether to charge the former president, donald trump, or any of his associates, that's something that will, in fact, be run by and approved ultimately by the
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attorney general and top officials at the justice department. of course, the united states public has seen this before, we saw robert mueller be named as special counsel by then deputy attorney general rod rosenstein, that was way back in 2017. we saw that probe ongoing for at least a year and a half, i believe. and then of course we still have a special counsel, john durham, who has been ongoing and actually unsuccessful in several prosecutions that he has brought. so this will be a special counsel that will be announced by the attorney general, we are expecting that live announcement at 2:15, presumably the attorney general will name who the special counsel will be and then explain the parameters of this investigation and what he will be overseeing. but, ana, it will be quite broad because obviously these two parallel tracks into the president's -- former president's involvement in january 6, trying to overturn
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the 2020 election and then of course that continuing investigation that popped up over the summer that we all learned about into the alleged retention of classified documents at mar-a-lago. so expecting more from the attorney general in just about a half hour here, ana. >> do we know who he is planning to appoint or is he just going to announce he has made a decision to have a special counsel? >> yeah, i know evan is actually over at the justice department. he seemed to indicate that the attorney general will probably name who the special counsel is and bringing you back to 2017 when rod rosenstein announced that there would be a special counsel, he did name that it would be robert mueller right away. so it's expected that attorney general garland will do the same here and announce who the special counsel actually will be, but we will stay tuned for that. >> i know we have our paula reid with us as well. we've talked a lot about these other examples of special counsels but walk us through how this will work. >> well, as jessica noted, one of the things about a special counsel here is that they ultimately report to the
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attorney general, while they do operate independently, they get an independent budget, all kinds of resources to carry out their work, they still have to consult with the attorney general before potentially bringing any charges. now, the big question you guys have been talking about this, there is no answer right now, is who will take on this job. i mean, there is such a small circle of people who could take on this job and really help convince people that there is no political bias, that there is no politicization of this investigation. as we reported, as evan mentioned, jess mentioned as well, the goal of appointing a special counsel is to try to protect the justice department which has been embroiled in partisan investigations, for instance, pretty much since 2015 and the investigation of former have the hillary clinton's use of a private email server, they're tried to shield the justice department from political blow back. it's unclear if they can truly do that because, again, the
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final word lies with the attorney general. it will be very interesting to see who was selected for this job, who is willing to take it on and what exactly their mandate s we know that this individual will handle the investigation into possibly mishandling classified information down at mar-a-lago but also certain aspects of the january 6th investigation. what does that mean? is that just any role that the former president had in that? is it also his associates? john eastman, jeffrey clark? that's going to be interesting to see how they carve this out and what parts they felt were so politically fraught that they had to be handed off to a special counsel. >> okay. so stay with me, paula, let me bump back to evan, then. evan, then, given the special counsel is sort of independent of merrick garland and his justice department, what role will the justice department have moving forward in all of these topics? >> reporter: well, yeah, i think that's exactly the big question. i think we're going to hear a little bit more from the attorney general to try to delineate some of this. look, there are over 1,000
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people who have been charged or, you know, who are facing charges regarding the insurrection, the riot at the capitol on january 6th, 2021, and so the special counsel we don't expect is going to take over all of those investigations. that is being handled by the u.s. attorney here in washington. so we anticipate, again, the attorney general will explain himself a little more when he comes out to speak very shortly, but we anticipate that at least for those investigations i don't really have to do directly with the former president, with donald trump and with people, you know, directly around him, that those investigations are going to to remain under the u.s. attorney in washington who has a huge number of prosecutors, people brought in from around the country, to handle those investigations. the group of oath keepers are on trial right now, so we expect
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those types of investigations to continue under the u.s. attorney. this special counsel, we anticipate, is going to handle things that are directly related or connected to the former president because, again, the idea here is to try to remove some of this from the politics of having the former president running for office, that the current president, the boss of merrick garland, the attorney general, is obviously -- the possibility the two of them are going to be running for the same office. that appears to be the goal of this new person that is being named. again, we understand the attorney general has already named this person. we just need to learn who they are when the attorney general comes out to speak shortly. >> what time of timeline could this special counsel be working on then if this is the person who's going to determine whether to bring indictments? >> that's a very, very -- that's a huge question. that's a very important question.
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look, i think one of the concerns that i've heard internally is that what this means is that we're going to be waiting for this for a long time. i have been told, though, my some sources that, you know, look, it doesn't necessarily mean that. it means -- because you have a lot of this investigative work that is already happening by the fbi, by the prosecutors here in the justice department. so, what they can do is they can easily move those people under the over sight of this new special prosecutor. doesn't need to set things back as far as the calendar goes. but, you know, without a doubt, one of the problems, one of the issues, with special counsels is that they can go on and on and on. you don't need to take my word for it. just look at john durham. the attorney -- he was appointed with bill barr under the former administration, and he's still going. we don't know exactly when he's going to wrap up, probably very
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soon. but it's really up to him. that's going to be the question. how do you control this from not going on and on and on? it's a very important question that you ask. >> so, we have a lot more to learn. hopefully we'll get more answers when the attorney general makes his announcement, which is expected next hour around 2:15. we'll bring it to you live on cnn. evan, i'm going to let you go so you can dig and get more information. we'll continue to cover this story. in the meantime, you probably know him from playing "thor" on the big screen. but actor chris hemsworth is predisposed to develop al zawahiri, some eight to ten times likely. >> you're constantly thinking you're going to live forever, especially as a young individual. to all of a sudden be told, this may be the thing that might take you out was like, woah. kind of floored me.
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>> dr. tarron is joining us now. hemsworth did blood work and discovered this. explain. >> correct. so, it's a little bit difficult to talk about genetic risk for late onset al zawzheimer's dise. increases the risk of late onset alzheimer's. if you have one copy of the genes, it's twofold. -- it's really that four that's associated with increased risk. less removal with that form of the gene. so, you know, it's tough to learn this because what do you do with this information? and i think that's really the next question is who should be tested and how do you go on from here knowing that you may be
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predisposed. >> is there something people can do proactively if they have this information to try to ward off or delay the onset of symptoms if they are more likely to develop alzheimer's? >> again, this is a huge area of research within the alzheimer's and dementia community, how do we prevent. what we've learned so far is social interaction, cognitive stimulation, exercise, and living a healthy lifestyle, controlling blood pressure, diabetes, and smoking, all that can reduce risk. we've talked recently in the news about the new drugs that are in the pipeline that are being tested, whether they're antibodies or immunotherapy that may hold promise at some point. >> dr. tarron arula, sure hope there are more break throughs. thank you for that information. that does it for us for friday. have a great weekend. i'll be back here monday same time, same place.
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