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thanks for watching everyone, i'll be back tomorrow night. don lemon tonight starts right now. hey don lemon. >> how are you doing lower codes? great show. >> i was kobe first let's name. i don't know what it is about to. it's just don lemon has a special, je ne sais quoi, as they say. oh don't up french me. you know i don't speak french. how dare you, i'm trying to sound fancy? >> from louisiana, i pretend. but people do that a lot. it's always hate on them in. very few people just commented on. so -- >> all right don. >> now you do. all right laura coats i'll see tomorrow. >> oh boy. did i get it right? shoot, never mind, by. >> this is don lemon tonight
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and if you're just tuning in to cnn i have to tell you about betty thompson, the committee chair. he says that the january six committee has decided whether to subpoena mike pence or trying to call donald trump to testify. watch this? >> i think we would benefit from that testimony. they both have, i would think, significant knowledge about what goes on. but we have a committee. and we will work through the process. >> plus, first of cnn, multiple sources say a former trump national security council official will not testify, publicly, and thursday's primetime hearing. matthew pottinger resigned on january six after trump's tweet slamming his own vice president for refusing to overturn the election. >> one of my staff brought me a print out of a tweet by the president. and the tweet said something
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obvious to the effect of mike pence, the vice president didn't have the courage to do what's should have been done. i read that tweet. and made a decision at that moment. to resign. that is where i knew that i was leaving that they. once i had read that tweet. >> interesting, interesting, interesting. more on that straight ahead on this program. but this could be the week where it all comes together. the committee promising to lay out what the then president did and didn't do during 187 minutes when he could have stopped the riot at the capitol. think about that. 187 minutes. i want you to think about how long that is. 187 minutes in which donald trump demanded his supporters marched to the capital. >> we are going to walk down pennsylvania avenue. i love pennsylvania avenue. and we are going to the
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capital. we are going to try and give the democrats a hopeless who have never voted for anything. not even one vote. but you're going to try and give our republicans, the weak ones, because the strong ones don't need any of our help. we're going to try and give them the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country. so let's walk down pennsylvania avenue. >> pride and boldness. 187 hours. the president of the united states did absolutely nothing. nothing to stop the violence unleashed by his own supporters. smashing windows, there, hunting lawmakers in the hall of congress. this wasn't antifa, as i would like you to believe, it is not. it wasn't putting up gallows.
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the chanting to hang his own vice president. >> hang mike pence. hang mike pence. hang mike pence. hang mike pence. hang mike pence. [noise] >> it is a shameful and embarrassing day for the country. you know, the former president was only one who could stop them. it took 187 minutes for him to finally tell them to go home. >> go home. we love you. you are very special. you have seen what happens. you see the way others are treated that are so bad and so evil. i know how you feel. but go home and go home in peace. côte d'ivoire >>, we love you. you are very special. i know how you feel. imagine. imagine saying that to traders. riders.
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insurrectionist. that is what he said to that mob trying to overturn our freedom for the election. shameful. trying to stop the peaceful transfer of power. on a day when our democracy, itself, was in peril. and what was he doing for those 187 minutes? we know he tried to force his security team to take him to the capital. >> the president said seventh effect of, i am the effing president take me up to the capital now. >> we know his staff, his allies, his own family, were begging him to stop the mob. we know it was his duty to stop them. he swore an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the constitution. and what did he do? the president didn't do very much but gleeful watch television during this timeframe. we are going to present a lot more than that. >> that is not all. the committee expected to get the secret service text
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messages from january 5th and sixth. sometime tomorrow. after issuing a subpoena last week. and all right, this to. steve bannon, the man who said that this last night before january 6th. the night before january 6th. >> all heck is going to break loose tomorrow. just understand this, all heck will break loose. >> before january 6th. not last night. my bad. he goes on trial this week for defying the committee's subpoena. so stay tuned for that. we will have full reports. i want to get right to what is coming from the january six committee this week here to discuss -- former trump white house director of strategic communication. and john dean who was the nixon white house counsel. good evening to both of you. john i'm going to start with you. because for more than three hours, 187 minutes, more than three hours. would then president trump was
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doing or not doing while the capitol was under assault. it is going to be hugely significant. do you think americans need to brace for what we may hear? >> well i don't know. but i certainly know the committee has a pattern of increasing the focus of their investigation and sharing it with the american people with each day. so i know it is, in my mind, very likely that they will have a very real portrait of a man who has a deep responsibility to the country and was in full their election of his duty. i think that is their task. i expect they will accomplish it. >> so alyssa, you know the players, you worked in the white house. what are you learning tonight? that one key person will testify is matthew pottinger who sat on the security council. also white house aide, sarah matthews. she resigned her post on
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january 6th. she's expected to testify. what do you think we may hear from them? >> yeah, don, thanks for having me. these are two individuals of extraordinary integrity but important players for a number of reason. matt pottinger, retired marine corps officer, who was the beijing bureau chief for the wall street journal before he pivoted international security. he is respected on both sides of the aisle. he was reminded in the clip that you posted, i traveled to southeast asia with him on a number of occasions. on the flip side you have sarah matthews, deputy white house secretary who i worked closely with who is a tried and true republican. she worked on capitol hill for republican governors in congress. she worked for the trump campaign. she was personally recruited by kayleigh mcenany to the white house. to have these people, who were there to serve and they left because they were so horrified by what they saw on january 6th, and they're going to be able to give a ted talk about what was happening in the west wing that
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they. the resistance by the president to denounce the violence. the threat environment at the national security council was aware of. i think this is going to be a remarkable testimony. >> how so? >> i think that it is the tiktok of the time. that as you alluded to, 187 minutes, just allowing that to drag on and seeing how everyone around, the so many people around the former president. were telling him he needed to act and he was refusing to. i talked to sarah matthews on january 6th as she was talking me through her resignation and her statement. and just i remember that the horror in her voice over what you saw. she had friends working on capitol hill. she worked there. and these are people who i believe came forward, additionally, after hearing catches the hutchinson's testimony. so i think that there is more people who want to come forward and tell the truth about what they saw. >> john, those deleted text messages from the secret
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service. they were such that it came to light last week. we are hearing that the committee is expected to get those leaks or messages from january 5th and sixth. and they're going to happen tomorrow. but might these reveal tomorrow? >> well it is hard to tell. i understand the secret service is using texting for rather informal communication amongst the agents. they often talk about their loved life on the text. so it may be a bit disappointing as far as figuring out the activities of the president and what happens on that historic day. we will have to find out. but i think it is important that they have preserved that and they have put it out there that they certainly have what the committee has requested. now they had to produce and so we will see on tuesday if they do that. >> there could be a, would you believe that these happen in the text messages, if they are talking personally and candidly correct? >> yes it could.
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there certainly could be. as we all text, when we text our friends, it's more like a conversation then and not quite as formal as email. so there could be very rep dilatory and what is on those machines if they indeed have preserved the record. i understand they don't constantly upload the text and they do the emails. and other things. so it may be whatever has made its way to the cloud and they are able to extract and bring it back down. >> right on. so let's go back to this 187 minutes. during the hundred and 87 minutes, right after trump finish at his rally, in the ellipse, cassidy hutchison tested fide that he got into the vehicle it was demanding to be taken to the capitol and attacked a secret service agent when he didn't get his way. those text could share insight on critical moments during the crisis, or critical moment, if there are indeed found in vaping uploaded as john just
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alluded to. >> well absolutely. it is remarkable that it is the fifth and the six that are the dates these text messages are missing for. you have to be some kind of conspiracy theories to think this looks bad. so i think it could show anything from, yes, that widely spread rumor that was going around that the incident took place that has now but confirmed by other secret service agents. it also, i think, exposes -- i'm someone who worked closely with secret service and had tremendous respect for the organization. but they have not come out looking shining in this whole investigation. they have been stonewalling. we have still not heard from tony ornato who his claim that cassidy hutchinson's testimony was untrue. we have still not heard from him under oath. so i'm very very eager to hear what's secret service produces. and, if in fact, they were essentially covering for the former president. >> there was another key moment in the hundred and 87 minutes. trump's tweet at 12:24. where he slams pence for refusing to implement his
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illegal scheme to overturn the election. that tweet was after rioters had already breached the capitol. tonight, chairman bennie thompson told armani raju that the committee has still not made a decision on whether to subpoena pence or try to call trump to testify. do you think they should? >> you know, it is a tough question. because i can't imagine either of those principles voluntary and coming and honoring the subpoena. they are going to fight it. so it just takes us down a side road that may or may not be necessary at this point. i think, pence's staff has been cooperative. they've been open about what he was doing. but they knew of -- obviously could add a lot more. trump, i have trouble believing anything the man says. i really do don. so he is up there under oath. i don't know that we would get anything other than campaign kind of talk. so, i am not sure that that is worth it. >> so you are saying he has
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trouble with the truth? >> he had deep trouble. he doesn't know the truth. thank you john. thank you melissa. i appreciate it. so outrage in texas. grieving parents. kids and community members demanding action. a special scuba meeting in uvalde were 19 middle kids and where the teachers were shot to death. >> there's an anxiousness in my heart that is only worsened by the ferry my children. i think no one person here today can denied there was a massive failure on may 24th. where these failures lie, is the question.
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outrage in uvalde tonight. families calling out officials following a damning 77-page report, detailing law enforcement's failed response to that horrific mass shooting at robb elementary school in may. many now calling for uvalde school district police chief pete arredondo to be fired. >> why does he still have a job with you all? are you going to fire him? >> you want to add more security officers to your current staff yet to the current staff is incompetent. they are liable for the already
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massive failure. you need to clean house. you need to start from zero. higher experienced, trained officers who are prepared to take on the responsibility to protect our children. >> that call to fire arredondo comes after a new video released to cnn shows him pleading with the shooter to stand down. here it is, listen. >> sir, if you can hear me, please put your firearm down, sir. we don't want anyone else hurt. i know, i know. >> we are trying to get him out. they are going to break the window. >> sir, if you can hear me, please put your gun down. we don't want anybody else hurt. >> for more on all, this i want to bring a texas state senator roland gutierrez. thank you, senator, i appreciate you joining us. >> thank, you don. >> there is a lot of anger out there, i know, at tonight's school board meeting. families are calling on ironed out to be fired. he is still on administrative leave, as you've all the school police district chief there.
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does he need to go? >> i think it's pretty obvious, don. i don't work with them, i'm not on the school board, and the senator. it certainly, arredondo here, just failed. he failed these kids, but so did the other officers that were in that hallway. i'm not suggesting all of them need to go, but certainly people at a supervisory level, like arredondo, and others in other agencies that sat there and did nothing, there is a texas state ranger who is walking around for 20 minutes. he is on a phone, don, with somebody. i want to know who he is talking to, which supervisor in the chain of command of the texas rangers is telling him to do absolutely nothing. what we saw on this video was nothing short of disgusting and disturbing, and i cannot bear to think that what he is talking to on this guy, children are dying in that room, doing nothing. >> the report is detailed, and
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it makes it very clear that the failures were systemic, a new body cam video shows how chaotic the police response, or non response actually was. let's play a little. here it is. >> that she was making contact with him, right? >> no, no one has made contact with him. >> what are we doing here? >> i don't know. >> do we have anyone that is, here on the side? any of the kids, anyone here? >> no, we don't know anything about that. no kids. >> nearly 400 officers, senator, we're on that scene. who else needs to be held responsible? >> well, don, you've got arredondo, got a police chief, you've got a sheriff, you've got the department of public safety that has been spreading lies, and innuendo, and false narratives for the last 60 days. just this week, they finally decided they were going to do an internal investigation as to what they did wrong. they sat there and did nothing,
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91 dps troopers from border operation lone star, federal officers that also did nothing. yes, it's great, they went in finally. at the end of the day, they sat there as well, doing nothing. all in complete chaos with no coordination. i sat for 60 days, we had [inaudible] we didn't need a report to tell us there was systemic failure. >> senator, can you respond, i want you to respond to this. cnn has reached out to the dps to ask whether there could be criminal charges against anyone in law enforcement. what do you think the consequences should be? >> certainly these families have a right to go to court and have their civil grievances be heard with the texas claims act, that will be difficult. certainly, i think there is gross negligence we might be able to get through some kind of immunity at that level. i am sure they have good civil lawyers practicing for them in that area. we've been hearing about child endangerment charges, abandoning a child, and that is
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possible. i think when you go down that road, as a prosecutor, under the texas law parties, you better be ready to prosecute all of those officers. none of them did a thing to save those children. >> i want to get your response to this. you are the one who told cnn, you said governor abbott hasn't been to uvalde since the friday after the shooting. we've got this response from the governor's office tonight. it says, governor abbott has been to the community multiple times since that tragic day, joining his fellow texans to grieve and worship at events into june. the governor and his office remain in regular contact with mayor mclaughlin, and uvalde leaders, speaking on, and almost daily basis to ensure the uvalde community is receiving the support and all the available resources to heal. now, we asked the governor's office to provide as the days he was in uvalde, but haven't gotten a response. last night, uvalde's mayor said they haven't spoken to the governor in four weeks. what do you say to governor abbott's response today? >> this governor has been
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mishitting in axon when it comes to uvalde. we sent a letter to him to take the district attorney away from this burst of trauma funds, trauma relief. finally, that county was able to move that to an academic group out of san antonio. listen, this governor hasn't been around. last time he was, here this morning, i said friday, it was sunday when the president came down. since may 29th, five days afterwards, that's how long it's been he hasn't been in uvalde. it didn't go to any funeral, she doesn't care about these people. i know that sounds very, very harsh. at the end of the day, this community has been asking this governor for help on their radios for the past seven years. we had system errors. we had communication error. sweep had human failures. all of this goes back to a tremendous story in history of negligence in rural texas by this governor. >> senator gutierrez, i
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appreciate you joining us. thank you. be well. >> thank you, don. >> so, we know what was done. how should not enforcement have acted? i will speak with former top fbi and police supervisors right after this.
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breakdowns in communication. lack of effective command. those are just part of the findings from a scathing report by the texas house blasting the police response to the massacre in uvalde texas. so, what should they have done differently? what should have been done? and how can everyone make sure
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that nothing like this ever happens again? so joining me now cnn law enforcement analyst and former fbi supervisor special agent, peter caught up. also retired police captain, ron johnson, the incident commander in ferguson missouri. thank you both for joining me, gentlemen. we'll start with you as we start with the video of chief arredondo trying to talk to that shooter. calling him sir. this is completely fought in the face of how police are trained to handle any active shooter? >> while an active shooter, initially, you have to respond as soon as you get. those first officers on the sleeve, should rally as a team, even from their department. they ship train together prior to this. and they go toward the danger. toward the incident in the room. so they should've responded directly toward that room and towards what was going on there. how surprised they heard that the chief negotiating with a suspect when he should've been trained negotiator. but really, at that point, negotiation weren't would've should have taken place. it should've been action.
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towards the danger in the room. >> so you shake your head in agreement to to what captain johnson was saying. you were the leader for the bomb squad during your time with the fbi. tell us more about what a team leader is supposed to do in an emergency like this? why didn't anyone else step up? >> that's a good question, don. his role was not what he was doing. if you look at the videotape he had his weapon drawn. he was on the phone trying to talk the same time. there's actually one point where he's the individual trying to fumble with the keys to get into one of those classrooms before he gives up and gives him to another officer. that is not the responsibility of the on scene commander. the jansen commander's job is to direct traffic in and out and to give commands and orders based on the information that they are receiving, or here she is receiving, from the individuals that are basically on the x. he failed to do that. >> okay so captain johnson just said he was surprised that he or she actually doing the negotiation. can other officers -- can they force the issue here
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that people in the higher chain of command aren't really commanding? >> they should. but you don't know what type of department that is. officers should've stepped up and said, boss, chief, i got this. you should be outside this facility. you need to direct traffic from outside. we've got it inside. but that obviously didn't happen. >> it is a very simple question but everyone i speak to wants to know, what's happened there? what happened there? >> i'm a subject matter expert. that is what i'm here for. for law enforcement. so as captain johnson. every layman that has seen that video knows what went wrong. you don't need someone like me to sit there and say what went wrong. but when i can harken back is to training, it's training, it's training. >> is that people -- i know you rely on your training. you rely on your training but is it that people in law
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enforcement, maybe some members, don't think it will ever happen in their community? maybe they don't take it as seriously as they should? i don't know. it seems like they were trained. >> they have been trained. how much dedication did they put into the training, how much did they pay attention, how many resources that they put into it? but to your point sir. absolutely. the biggest enemy at a law enforcement officer has is really not the bad guy with the gun. it is complacency. so to your point, this is going to have been here. this is a small town. we are close community. this will never happen here. so let's not put the resources we need into making sure we are prepared when it happens. >> but listen again. we weren't there. but it looked reports it appears that there are these huge breakdowns, not only communication, but in response. ron, the report also says that the school had recurring problems with the doors and locks to this classroom. i think we're issues like that were not taken seriously enough? >> i think. not that is a part of the chief
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and the police department. their responsibility to make sure that the policies and procedures are being followed. that the teachers and everybody in the school understand the proceedings that needed to be taken. and it is about training. we have to make sure we train and train together. but it is also about leadership. we saw where 300 officers that were there. so leadership, where somebody has to step up and be the leader in that moment. i think there was an opportunity when we see those first officers on the scene, to lead. and lead and training go together. they are separate but they have to go together. we saw how when they didn't come together what is happening. >> yeah, i mean, there are over 400 officers there on the scene. and you said one of the first officers but there are a lot of officers. compare that, peter, the uvalde tragedy that left people dead in indiana this weekend. where bystander with the gun stopped the mass shooter early and ended his rampage. police found two guns and more than 100 rounds on the gunman. so it could've been a lot
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worse. give us your reaction to that one. would happen over the weekend? >> what's happened over the weekend was textbook at away. you had an incident, it was resolved fairly quickly, they started insistent back slander. and again, we've talked about before, don. another segments. it is about the public stepping up and the public reacting to incidents. and then the police handled it well in addition to this individual. now, hope thankfully, we didn't have to see what would happen if there wasn't that innocent bystander there that took direct action. we didn't get a chance to see that law enforcement reaction. thankfully, we didn't. thankfully, not more people died because of this incident. again, the public needs to step up. not just -- i'm not just talking about with firearms. but speaking up to reporting two things that seem suspicious. if you see something, say something. this individual, cremo should've been called that weeks and months ago about his activities. about the purchasing of these
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extraordinary amounts of weapons and ammunition. no one said anything. that is the part that was wrong. >> i'm sure, correct me if i'm wrong, police departments around the country. captain ron johnson. they are probably look at what happened in uvalde and saying we are going to make sure this never happens to us. and everyone i'm sure is being trained or retrained and taking their training more seriously than they had before. >> they are. there's a lot of training going on in our country. i like to tell everyone to continue to have confidence in our brave men and women in law enforcement throughout this country. we have heard from law enforcement officers throughout the country who have said that something else should have been done. this doesn't go in with the training that we have had. we should go to that danger immediately and bradley up a team. so we are hearing from law enforcement not to rally around saying we've been given answers to make and feel good. we are being honest and saying there were failures here and it
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has to be done better. ron, peter, thank you so much, i appreciate it. voters telling cnn the state of the country is bad. the economies that. president biden, well, most of them disapprove of the job he's been doing. governor john kasich's air is going to talk about that and why he thinks the january 6th hearing is breaking through for republicans. he is next. from the #1 fiber brand comes metamucil gummies. getting your daily fiber is now even easier. made with prebiotic plant each serving has 5 grams of fiber and no added suga metamucil fiber gummies
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president biden is back in u.s. after smitty story. the president facing widespread frustration over top performance in the state of the country. here it is a hoax. cnn's new poll says only 30% of americans approve of the job biden is doing as president. and eight in ten americans say things are going badly. we get to those numbers. cnn's senior commentator, john kasich, is here. hello john.
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good evening. >> hello don. >> the numbers are not good. especially on top issues for voters. most americans don't approve of the president's handling of americans. that is what the major issue in both the midterms and in 2024. >> yes. i mean in the poll about how they feel he's done with the economy, it is worse than his overall approval. it is in the low 30s. and, don, look it is always a pocketbook. that is what always matters. in this case you know what people are paid to get gasoline at the pump. they go to the store and prices are up. i think it is particularly hurting people who don't have a lot. these blue-collar folks who are having a hard time making ends meet and they are very unhappy. one recommendation i would make joe biden is that he needs to take a chapter from bill clinton and tell us that he feels our pain. and sometimes he says, well things are going great and
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they're going well and they're on the right track, but they're not on the right track. he needs to get down with everybody else and sit there and say, look, i get it. we are going to work harder. we want to bring these prices down. and all that. and we don't hear that from him. that is what he really needs to do. and people kind of like him personally, but he is not showing the kind of compassion about this problem with the economy that i think you should be. >> when you have got 79% of americans thinking things are going badly that is -- i think that requires a leadership change as you said. look, i don't know if your answers are right. but how can the country get back on track, do you think? >> well, i think if you, first of all take energy. he is over there in the middle east asking these countries to try to produce more oil. while the auto be meeting with executives hair and trying to open some pipelines. reduce some regulations. do some drilling.
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you can't be over there telling them to produce more oil when we've caught oil in this country that we are not producing. in terms of inflation -- >> more pipelines -- >> its processing its pipelines and it is committing to not have such regulatory stranglehold that countries are not invest. right now they're sitting on the sidelines. they say we don't know with would happen tomorrow. don, i'm just telling you what i hear of here. and if we had more supply -- and part of the reason why prices have come down is because it really some foil from that reserve. but it lives on hope. the market response to hope. and to say that we are not going to keep spending all this money. we are going to look for ways to save money. those are the kind of things, and by the way, i'm going to go to a store and i'm going to meet with some people and i'm going to look at these prices and i'm going to tell them i get it and we are working on it. i think we need more of that. he's going to salvage himself,
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they will get clobbered in the house. the senate is different because the senate candidates, a couple of these republican candidates for the united states senate are not good candidates. they could lose, they could lose, and the democrats could hang on. in the house, it will be republican. >> look, what you think the fixes are, i will grant you that. having more, you said, more oil flow or gas flow, or opening some of the pipeline, studies show that does not lower the price of oil. or lower the price of gas, i should say, of gasoline. that's not going to lower gas because we're not in an energy shortage, or an energy crunch. the prices are just high. so, that's nothing to do with the -- >> dawn, no -- look, fact of the matter is, they have shut down pipelines, they've harassed processors, over regulated, and not saying we are going to increase domestic supply. the reason they are saying that -- >> domestic supply has nothing to do with the price of it,
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john. >> don, if people don't -- if they don't have the supply, then the prices go up. i'm sorry, that's a fact, it's like saying -- wait -- >> people aren't waiting in lines because we don't have gas. that's not the whole point of it. i agree with you, with everything else you said. we don't have an energy shortage, a gas shortage. we have a price -- the prices are high. by increasing the flow of gasoline. >> gasoline comes from oil. it gets refined. >> that's not what you are saying, it's not going to drop the price of gasoline. it's just not how it works. >> you know why he is over there? do you know what he was doing over there in saudi arabia? >> he wants them to drop the price of oil, not been crease. >> he wants them to produce more. he is saying produce more. we have a supply problem, don that's what we have. >> we're not in an energy shortage. >> let's talk about january six, we are not in an energy shortage. what you are saying is not right. >> we disagree on this. >> we don't disagree, what you
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are saying is not right. we're not in an energy shortage. >> don -- [inaudible] >> it's going to lower the price of gas. that is not what's happening right now. this is not 1970 with jimmy carter. >> don, let me tell you, energy companies today are on the sidelines, they are not making the investments in production right now. he was in saudi arabia asking them to increase the amount of supply in the country. that's what he was doing. >> nothing to do with the price of gas today. let me ask you about january six. committee will be wrapping up its current hearing, scheduled on thursday. what do you think is going to come out of this hearing? >> i said a week ago that the trump supporters, many of them, have become mushy. they aren't defending him anymore. i think that the fact of the matter is he is like a scrambling man who is -- the rambling man, he is the scrambling man. that's why he is talking about announcing, don. he's talking about announcing for president to try and change the subject because, listen, the trump ship's beginning to
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head down. it is beginning to go down. i felt it for a while. i think it's going to continue to go that way. he may even make an announcement which will freak all the republicans out because it will motivate democrat turnout, which could help the democrats in the senate races across this country. republicans are holding their breath that he won't do it. he probably will. everything has to be about donald trump in the end, as you and i have been talking about for four years, right? >> i love our chats. thank you, john, i've got to run. i appreciate you, i will see you later. >> see you later. >> sharks in the water, beaches closed, authorities putting out warnings. what is with the uptick and shark sightings? we will go to the beach, next. ♪ um, she's eating thehe rocket. ♪ lunchables! built to be eaten. ♪ wait!!! let me help—land o' frost premium meat.
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♪ ♪ you had me at allison® 10-speed transmission. ♪ features available on gmc sierra heavy duty. premium and capable. that's professional grade from gmc. >> an increase in sharks items off beaches on long island prompting new york's governor to beef up shark monitoring, including new beach patrols and more lifeguards as well as using drones and helicopters,
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multiple sightings forcing the closing up to long island beaches yesterday. one on cape cod in massachusetts. we have evan mcmorris sent toro to check out what is bringing the sharks closer to shore. >> let's start out the most important point. it's highly unlikely you get to get done by a shark, or killed by a shark. that was true last summer, and it is true this summer. they have been an increase in shark encounters, in beaches like this one, in long island, new york. that has officials nervous. they are adding resources, lifeguards, drones, patrols to try and spot sharks they say are increasingly coming closer, and closer into sure. i spoke to the mayor of hampstead here or the speeches that i am standing on and asked him what he thinks is going on. >> the waters are definitely warmer. as a result, you are now seeing what they call bait fish coming to the area along our coast. that is not normal for decades. >> i want to explain to you what it means when they say the sharks are coming in close. behind me, that red ball
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bobbing back there, that is the line about as far as swimmers are supposed to swim safely from the speech. 75 yards from the shoreline. sharks have been spotted on beaches like this one much closer, and as close as 25 yards, and even closer. that's what has officials worried, these sharks are coming in close. humans aren't on the menu, lifeguards say, but those fish that those sharks like to eat are on the menu and are coming in closer, bringing the sharks along with them. so far, officials say it hasn't had a huge impact on tourism. i spoke to one mother at the beach today who said she is still coming down here. she is excited to come to the beach, she trusts the love guards, but you'd rather not see a shark. >> you don't want to see sharks in the water, we don't mind at the aquarium, but that is it. my boys love sharks, so they don't want to see them out. >> officials tell me, and lifeguards tell me, it is safe to come to the beach, if you stay vigilant and listen to the lifeguards when they tell you to get out of the water.
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don? >> evan, thank you so much. so, they want the secret service text messages and they are getting them. general sixth committee zeroing in on the texts secret service reportedly erased. stay with us. and if you're taking a multivitamin alone, you may be missing a critical piece. preservision. preservision areds 2 contains the only clinicalllly proven nutrient formula rececommendedy the national eye institute to help reduce the risk of moderate to advanced amd progression. "preservision is backed by 20 years of clinical studies" "and its from the eye experts at bausch and lomb" so, ask your doctor about adding preservision. and fill in a missing piece of your plan. like i did with preservision"
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the january 6th elect committee is gearing up for a big primetime hearing as more and more evidence is coming in. sources tell cnn that matthew pottinger, a former trump national security council official, will not testify publicly on thursday alongside sarah matthews a former trump white house aides. the hearing focusing on what donald trump was doing for 187 minutes when he could have stopped the attack on the capitol. ready now cnn chief legal analyst. mr. jeffrey toobin and cnn senior legal analyst, mr. elie honig. gentlemen, good evening, thank
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you. jeff, this is a big week for the i've sk shove the primetime hearing. secret service messages coming. bennett of trial. the sly committees promising human damning information. what do they need to accomplish here? i >> well they've been going in chronological order. the lead up to january 6th and now they are coming to the crucial moments at the end when the attack is going on and addressing the question is what was donald trump doing? to me i remember even watching the events unfold. to me the most memorable thing, that donald trump said on that day when he finally was in the public. made a public statement. what did he say about the people riding. he said, we love you. and that to me from's up his approach towards this riot from the beginning. but what we don't know,


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