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pandemic. the third time a record has been set in the last seven days, brianna. >> pete, thank you so much. i know a lot of people will be interested in this story. pete muntean for us. >> now i just need to do my expiring miles. that's not nearly as bad as the unused money there. all right, cnn's coverage continues right now. happy monday, everyone. glad you're with us. i'm poppy harlow. >> and i'm jim sciutto. it is one of the worst-ever cyberattacks on american infrastructure. this morning the evidence points to a group from russia has being responsible. according to a former senior cybersecurity official, a russian criminal group known as dark side is believed to have carried out the massive ransomware attack leading to friday's shutdown of colonial pipeline. these are cyberattacks that
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demand a ransom for systems to be allowed to go running again. that pipeline, the largest in the u.s., 5,500 miles, providing the main fuel supply to the east coast of this country. >> so the white house is preparing for various scenarios and various responses, including whether more steps need to be taken to avoid more severe fuel disruption. this as experts are warning gas prices could spike if the pipeline is not back online in the next few days. we have a team of correspondents and analysts standing by. let's begin with our kylie atwood at the state department. explain more about this because this is different than a state actor, right? yes, operating within russia but different than a state actor. can you explain? >> yeah, that's right. this is a russian criminal group. it's originating in russia. it's called dark side as you guys mentioned. that is the group that's believed to be behind this attack. and we should note this is an incredibly massive attack on
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u.s. infrastructure. as you guys noted, this pipeline runs all along the east coast and this is expected to impact about half of the fuel supply that is consumed on the east coast of the u.s. most of these oil lines are offline. now, the group said over the weekend, colonial pipeline, they said they're working on a plan to bring these lines back online to get this fuel supply up and running, but they can't do that until this threat is contained, and that has not been done yet. now, the white house hasn't made any comment yet about the fact that there's a russian group originating in russia that's believed to be behind this, but what we do know is the white house has put together a task force. they're focused on this, and one thing that they are really keyed in on is if there's a need to mitigate any disruption to fuel supply. as you guys noted, this could be something that impacts fuel prices if these lines aren't back online in the next few days. and there's also a whole of government approach looking at this.
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that's being led by the department of energy, the fbi, doj, dhs are also involved. this is really requiring an all of government approach to look at what happened and of course how to prevent this from happening again and having a greater impact in the coming days. but we'll be watching to see when colonial pipeline can get these up and running. >> we should also note that the kremlin has used independent criminal groups to carry out its own intentions in the past as well. that connection is something to be examined too. kylie atwood, thanks very much. the pipeline shutdown is also sparking concerns as kylie was noting there over gas prices. that's a problem. >> christine romans joins us talking about $3 gas already forecast this summer, and maybe we hit that in the next few days along the east coast if this doesn't get back online. >> the timing here is pretty key, but the economy reopening and the very busy summer travel season is upon us. so you already have a national
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average of $2.96 i think for a gallon of regular and forecasts for that to go up to 3. when you look at different parts of the country, you're already there in some parts of the country. gas analysts and energy analysts are saying the southeast could see maybe a 10-cent spike in gas in the next few days or week if you don't get this resolved. what's key here, you guys, is a reopening plan, developing a reopening plan and letting the public know how long this is going to go on. the market can absorb, other pipelines can absorb some of this disruption if it's very short term but we don't know how long term this will be. the longer it goes on, the more pressure it will have on gas prices and you will feel that at the purpmps. you're already headed to $3 a gallon. this is terrible timing, quite frankly, for something like this. it does highlight as jim has reported extensively kind of the weakness in infrastructure to cyber warfare in this country, no question. >> virtually every week you have
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a reminder of that. what systems both government and private are vulnerable and here's another one. christine romans, thanks very much. joining us to discuss, julia kyyiem. julia, great to have you on. this criminal activity as you know well happens all the time, ransomware attacks. they basically shut down your system and say we won't let it go up again until you pay us money. so criminal activity. but knowing what we know about how russia operates here, would a group like this be able to operate without the knowledge of or the tacit approval of the kremlin? >> no. it's as simple as that. simply because they know that they are not going to be subject to any penalty or punishment in russia because of the tacit approval. putin's desire is disruption of american systems, whether it's election or in this case it's energy systems. if he does it, great.
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if someone else does it in russia, maybe even better because his fingerprints aren't on it. this is one of those things where a nonstate actor is acting as a state actor. i think we should treat it as such in terms of the ransomware and in terms of the cyberattack. and now the physical consequences. >> we know russia, like china, iran, north korea, has tremendous interest in looking for vulnerabilities in the u.s. infrastructure and have probed these weaknesses. so tell us what we've learned about the vulnerability of america's pipeline system to cyberattack. >> well, we've known it for a long time and this is what we call the internet of things and that's a nice way of putting it. the cyberattack or cyber vulnerability becomes a way into the physical infrastructure. in olden days if an enemy wanted to get our infrastructure, they would bomb a bridge or pipeline or try to disrupt it. in this case they come through a much more open system, which is our cyber system, and then impact the physical
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consequences. i have to say this was a voluntary -- to shut down the pipeline was an appropriate response by the company to figure out what was going on and purge the system of whatever cyber infiltration has occurred because we don't know how long they have been there. they only discovered it on friday. so we don't know how long they have been there and also don't know if it came through the company directly or a subvendor, that often happens with these companies. the second thing is, of course, what we do now. so as christine was saying, we have a couple days. the company has been pretty aggressive trying to get some of their smaller networks online. this is called consequence management. you just try to stem the losses at this stage. so what you're going to see or what we have seen is the government issuing an emergency declaration. start to surge other resources so you have redundancies and all the other things we need to do to keep the system in line. >> let's talk about why this keeps happening. >> yes.
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>> and why no penalty imposed so far, not just by the biden administration for the solarwinds hack, which was a government spying operation, but the trump administration tried stuff, the obama administration tried stuff, mostly sanctions, and so on. but the behavior continues. does that show that the policy -- policies have failed in terms of deterring these kinds of attacks? >> i don't think we can say that they failed. i think that you just keep doing the sanctions. once we find out who was involved in this, we have some idea, just keep doing what you're doing because the sanctions are going to hurt individuals and very rich people in russia which impacts the government's desire there for these things to go on. also remember there's a whole covert part to this. it is very likely, and i'm not disclosing anything, we are also in systems in russia and these countries. so there's the overt part and the covert part. and then keep the pressure on. but this does show our
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vulnerabilities in particular with the private sector. you know, look, like 80% of our critical infrastructure is oends by the private sector. 50% of this pipeline, eastern seaboard, is being served 50% by this pipeline. we don't have a lot of give in the system and so the private sector has to get really good with protecting their networks. >> but you mention offensive there, and that was the step the trump administration took, the previous administration said -- which is to basically plant sleeper cells, if you want to call it that, in systems in china and russia as a sort of warning, saying we're inside here. if you mess with us, we'll make the lights go out in moscow, right, in effect. but that didn't work either. so if the defensive stuff isn't working and the offensive stuff isn't working, you can imagine folks throwing their hands up in the air. >> right. and we shouldn't, though. partially because as you said this is going to keep happening. look, there's no single solution to systems like ours in terms of
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critical infrastructure that are private and public, have sort of all sorts of different vulnerabilities, both physical and cyber, so you do a couple of things. one is you get the layered defenses in. i think we can be more regulatory with the private sector in terms of demanding that they get their act together in terms of cyber protections, which is starting to happen, and then you continue with the covert actions. we have that potential and one has to assume that it is being threatened from the white house right now. but this is serious. if this goes on longer than two or three days, we don't have -- we don't have much give in the system. there's only so much slack that can be picked up by trucks, which is what's happening. >> as you said, people are going to see it at the gas pump potentially. juliette kayyem, thanks so much. >> thanks, jim. cnn white house correspondent jeremy diamond joins us now. jeremy, to juliette's last
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point, they tried. there was a bipartisan bill to protect against exactly something like this and it failed. >> reporter: yeah, that's exactly right. it failed because some of these private companies lobbied against it believing that it would be too much of a burden on their businesses to be able to adhere to some of these onerrous standards. and this is the point here. so much of this critical infrastructure in the united states is held by private companies. in terms of white house response that we have seen so far, we know over the weekend there were emergency meetings around this situation with colonial pipeline. the white house has stood up an interagency working group that has been working since this weekend on this issue to, first of all, figure out exactly what happened here with this ransomware attack but also to address some of these potential supply disruptions. that is really where the government's focus has been, has been on relaxing some of these rules around transportation of fuel and the hours that truck drivers can drive to make sure that the fuel gets to the east coast given that this pipeline does account for half of all the
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gasoline that goes to the east coast. and then of course there are some additional responses that are being considered. we know that the president has been considering taking some executive actions on cybersecurity in the wake of that solarwinds cyberattack, but again questions here as to how much of that would actually address the situation that is happening now. >> i mean, right, an executive order can only do so much and you mentioned private companies. "the new york times" reporting this morning, i think it's 85% of our critical infrastructure is controlled right now by private companies. would this executive order address those? >> reporter: yeah, that is indeed the big question because from what we understand, the draft executive actions that have been under consideration so far were mainly aimed at improving the cybersecurity standards for federal agencies and the contractors that service those federal agencies like solarwinds, for example, which was a contractor and that is how russia was able to exploit vulnerabilities and gain access to federal systems.
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colonial pipeline is a private company. they are not a contractor of the federal government. so there is a question whether the executive actions that the president has been considering would address this situation in particular. there's also the possibility that they could expand those actions in the wake of this. we know that the department of justice, for example, last month ordered a four-month review to try to get at these issues of ransomware getting at nation states but also private companies so a lot of actions happening on different fronts but this putting a spotlight on some of these issues, a lot more needing to be done. >> a lot of action, jeremy, but it's not working, right? you just imposed sanctions on russia for the solarwinds attack and this goes back to the previous administration. is the white house acknowledging that the sticks they have used so far in this have not accomplished what they want in terms of deterring attacks like this? >> yeah, there has been an acknowledgement from ann new berger, the deputy security advisor, who focuses on these
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cyber issues, that what they have done in some of those retaliatory steps, they have not prevented russia from continuing to take those kinds of actions. so there is a sense here that more needs to be done, different approaches need to be done. the department of justice, for example, which is focused on putting charges to some of these folks even though they never stand trial, they are looking at new approaches as well. >> thank you, jeremy, at the white house for us this morning. still to come, a lot ahead this hour. dr. fauci says we could begin to see guidance on loosening mask requirements inside as more people get vaccinated. how soon? more on that ahead. and house minority leader kevin mccarthy goes on the record saying he supports congresswoman elise stefanik to replace liz cheney as the number three in gop leadership. that vote could happen this wednesday. then what would happen next? and violence is surging in the middle east. clashes like this one between israeli police, palestinians escalating overnight. we'll be live from jerusalem. what's the #1 retinol brand
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right now some states are scaling back the number of vaccines they're requesting from the federal government amid a steep drop in demand across the country. so far about 46% of the country's population, nearly half, has received at least one dose of a covid-19 vaccine, just over one in three americans are now fully vaccinated. >> and while the pace of vaccinations may be slowing, experts are pretty optimistic about where the country is going to be in just a few weeks, so the white house's top covid official is begging, pleading with americans to keep following the guidance. >> i think everyone is tired and wearing a mask is -- it can be a pain.
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but we're getting there. and the light at the end of the tunnel is brighter and brighter. let's keep up our guard, let's follow the cdc guidance. and the cdc guidance across time will allow vaccinated people more and more privileges to take off that mask. >> let's bring in our senior medical correspondent, elizabeth cohen. elizabeth, dr. fauci says it may be time to relax some of these guidelines, notably even inside. >> yes, it's very interesting. you can almost hear, poppy, in what we're about to listen to from dr. fauci, he's sort of nudging the cdc. i think a lot of folks are feeling that way. let's incentivize people to get vaccinated. about two in five american adults have still not gotten themselves one shot and that's a problem. it's going to be hard to reach herd immunity that way. let's take a listen to why dr. fauci had to say. >> the former head of the fda, scott gottlieb, says it's time to start relaxing the indoor mask mandates.
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is he right? >> no, i think so. and i think you're going to probably see that as we go along and as more people get vaccinated. the cdc will be almost in realtime, george, updating their recommendations and their guidelines. but yes, we do need to start being more liberal as we get more people vaccinated. >> now let's take a look at what the cdc is saying now about wearing a mask when you're indoors, even if you're vaccinated. the cdc says wear a mask with unvaccinated people if you're gathered with people from multiple households. so let's say you're over at someone's house and several families are there. also wear a mask indoors in public places like, let's say, public transportation, restaurants, the gym, a church. you know, i think that some of the -- some of the loosening of these that we might see, for example, just to throw this out, if you're gathered with a few families at a home, all of the adults are vaccinated, maybe some of the children, the children aren't, do you really need to wear a mask? would it be possible to say just
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don't hug those children. maybe keep a little distance from them. that may be the way that they're heading. >> thanks, elizabeth, very much. so let's talk about all of this. dr. megan rainey is with us an emergency room physician at brown university. what do you think, nudge, would you nudge the cdc a little bit on this guidance just like it appears dr. fauci is? >> so let's be clear on what is absolutely safe. if you are with a group of flow vaccinated people or almost all vaccinated and just one or two kids, it is safe to be indoors without a msk. i went to a dinner on friday night with other fully vaccinated people. we sat indoors for a couple of hours, enjoyed dinner without masks on. that is already safe. i do think that the cdc can be clear that as more of us get vaccinated, it will be more and more safe to go maskless. let's remember how this virus spreads, poppy. it spreads through the air. if you are in a room with unvaccinated people, the safest thing to do to keep yourself
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protected, even if you're vaccinated, is to wear a mask around folks that are not yet vacc vaccinated. >> vaccination rates, good news, got more than a third of the country fully vaccinated, approaching 60% of people who at least have one shot there. but now the pace is tailing off. i just wonder, is the pace of vaccinations tailing off too quickie, quickly, right, to get to the levels we need for herd immunity to truly put this to rest? >> so every vaccine that goes in an arm, jim, helps to protect not just the person who gets vaccinated but also the people around them. so every time we go from 40% to 50% to 60%, that gets us closer to those very low levels of infections, low rates of hospitalization, low rates of death that allow us to safely reopen. i hate to say that there's a certain number. i know the white house is saying they're aiming for 70% by july 4th. it's a great number to aim for
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but if we get to 65% or 75%, that's good too. in my e.r. we're giving out shots in the e.r. to patients that come in that are stable enough to get a vaccine. we need to go to people's homes. we need to go to their doctors' offices and allow them to get vaccinated there. we have to make getting vaccinated fun and easy to get those folks that are still holdouts so we can get more and more shots in arms. but really every shot is a win. >> that's an interesting approach to ask people when they come to the e.r., have you gotten the vaccine and if not give it to them. really smart. what about these numbers from the associated press that there are a handful of states telling the federal government we don't need all the vaccine you're giving us. wisconsin only needs 8% of 162,000 doses, iowa only needs 29% of what they were supposed to get. illinois, excluding chicago, only needs about 9%. granted, kids can't yet get it, so that's a big part of the population, but aside from that,
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are these numbers that worry you, or not? >> there's two parts. one is i'm glad they're not taking vaccine that they're going to just let sit on shelves and expire. but i hope that those states are doing all of those outreach efforts rather than just saying, eh, it's hard, we won't take the vaccine. there are so many things we can be doing to go out to people to get them vaccinated. put buses in place to take people to vaccination sites. do what they're doing in mexico where they're putting entertainment up. they're having wrestling matches that people can watch for free when they get vaccinated. i hope that states are being creative. the last part is that those unused vaccines, i hope we distribute them to the rest of the world. we're seeing in india, nepal, elsewhere, how this pandemic is not over uponfor much of the gl and we're not safe in the u.s. until everybody is safe. so if states don't use the vaccines, i hope they're used elsewhere. >> people need to get out of this bunker mentality because
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viruses don't pay attention to borders. dr. ranney, thanks so much. >> thank you. still ahead, majority leader kevin mccarthy now officially throws his full support behind congresswoman elise stefanik to replace number three house republican liz cheney. could this move further fracture the republican party? is cheney's fate sealed? we're also moments away from the opening bell on wall street. futures mixed this morning. dow and s&p futures a little higher, nasdaq down just slightly, pulling back from the gains made on that index last week. crude oil futures, gas futures climbing of course as the nation's largest fuel pipeline and supplier to the east coast remains largely shut down following that cyberattack.
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welcome back. as early as this wednesday house republicans could hold a vote that would likely remove their number three leader in the house republican conference, liz cheney, from that role. this as the number one house republican now publicly backs a replacement. listen. >> as conference chair, you have one of the most critical jobs as the messenger going forward. that's why we need a conference that's united, that's why we need a conference chair that is delivering that message day in and day out and uniting the nation to make sure that we are
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on the right footing going forward. >> do you support elise stefanik for that job? >> yes, i do. >> here's what's critical to understand. while former president donald trump was president, cheney voted in line with him more than stefanik did during their careers. cheney about 93%, stefanik 78%. but cheney voted to impeach trump the second time and she's not afraid to call out his big election lie. stefanik tried to get the election results overturned and has promoted election lies. meaning right now to have power it appears in the republican party you have to be totally loyal to former president trump, including to his lies. with me now someone who is not, who is georgia's lieutenant governor, republican jeff duncan. i mean not supportive of the lies. thanks for being here, lieutenant governor. >> thank you. >> it's notable that kevin mccarthy, who now wants liz cheney out of power, said just last year about her, quote, she's a fighter, she's a
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powerful voice for conservatives and she is the type of person we need to lead the charge back to the majority. what do you see happening to your party right now? >> yeah, i think one of the more disappointing things is liz cheney is probably having the same type of conversations i am with long-standing, respectable republicans and quietly they'll lean up and say, look, it's really commendable what you're doing. i just wish my district would support it or i wish leadership saw it the same way you did. look, i think at the end of the day, republicans of all different makes and models will eventually buy into a gop 2.0 mindset. some will get there because they believe in it, some will get there because they eventually believe in it and some are going to get tired of losing in the coming years. i think we're in the middle of a transition and we'll get there. >> that's akin to what you told my colleague, brianna keilar, last week that struck me when you said i think we as a party are going to head into a better direction. when you have what's happening to liz cheney happening, being
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ousted for telling the truth, when you have only 23% of republican voters in cnn's voting actually believing that biden legitimately won the 2020 election, what tells you that the majority of the party will move in this direction of a 2.0 that you want? >> well, it's going to take time and it's going to take leadership. some folks believe in it already. some are going to get there and some are going to get tired of losing and try to find a different strategy moving forward. we as republicans have plenty to be talking about other than trying to relitigate the last election cycle. we've got a $27 trillion debt that's headed to $30 trillion before we blink. we've got global pressure. we've got all types of issues going on that we should be talking about and putting our leadership style on display. i think we'll eventually get there and start doing it. i know here in georgia we're focused on the tail end of a pandemic. we're trying to make sure our economy stays strong. these are republican strong areas for us to stay focused on.
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>> when you say get tired of losing, are you talking about just presidential elections? because it's very likely that mccarthy could be house speaker, that republicans could take over the house in the next election. >> yeah, look, my personal opinion, and i think it's one of many others across the country is donald trump dug us a huge hole as republicans and it's going to take years to get out of. i think folks in every corner of the country are going to face -- republicans are going to face mounting pressure around whether you embrace the conspiracy theories that have been debunked a million times or not. i think it's going to affect mayors races and congressional races and i think it will ultimately affect presidential races as we move forward. >> i know you and your wife are really weighing right now whether or not you should run for re-election, and you've talked about your sole focus really being what you created which is you call it gop 2.0, focusing on policy, tone. i guess i would ask why would you run again if this is the party you're running in?
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>> this is a tough time for republicans. it's going to take bold leadership and folks walking into gop meetings on saturday mornings all over the country and telling them what the truth is. that is that the conspiracy theories were false. it was a bad narrative that didn't make sense and it hurt the party. gop 2.0 is just a better pathway forward. it's not a new party. i've got folks from 50 states almost all day long trying to reach out to figure out how to tap into this. is it popular today? no, but it's headed in the right direction and it's going to take bold leadership to get there. we're essentially casting a net in the water 100 yards away from where the voters are today, knowing that beyond a shadow of a doubt that's where republicans will head because like i said before, they're going to realize that it makes sense to focus on the real issues that we have and they're going to want to put leadership on display and they're going to get tired of losing. >> i was struck by this comment yesterday in an interview my colleague jake tapper did with congressman jim clyburn about liz cheney. listen to this.
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>> i don't agree with liz on much politically, but, you know, that's how we grow as a country. this whole thing that everybody ought to be marching in lock-step, that is what leads people to destruction. now, they talk a lot about cancel culture. this is the classic cancel culture. they were perpetrating that which they argue they are against. >> is he right about that? >> yeah, those are some real wise words. the first time i've heard them, but certainly, look, we can't as a party be tone deaf to reality. we've got to be able to have dissention amongst us and a platform to be able to have those conversations, much like a board room. everybody listening today has a job and they don't walk in there and start screaming and hollering every time they don't agree with somebody. they have conversations and strategy to get through difficult situations. certainly we need to do a better
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job of that as republicans right now. >> let me ending on what seemed to be the straw that broke the camel's back with liz cheney because she was protected by a lot of folks in your party but now that's not going to happen likely on wednesday when there is this vote. it seems like when she said especially the senators that voted against certifying the 2020 election, she said those that led the unconstitutional charge not to certify the election is disqualifying. so we're talking about eight senators and 147 republican members of the house. she says it's disqualifying, they should not be allowed essentially or considered by voters to run for president in 2024. do you agree with her? is it disqualifying? >> i certainly see it through a very similar lens. that was one of the most disruptive, you know, horrible times in our nation's -- at least in my lifetime history, watching the events play out and certainly, look, i don't have a crystal ball and knew exactly what was going to happen on january 6th, but you could see the train wreck coming. you could see the dissention and
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lies coming out of all different angles during those ten weeks. certainly anybody who didn't want to admit to the disruptive, di dishonest of that time certainly in my opinion doesn't deserve to lead this nation. >> so you think it's disqualifying as well. thank you, lieutenant governor geoff duncan, it's good to have you. >> thank you, poppy. >> jim. a gunman randomly fires at innocent bystanders in times square, including a 4-year-old girl. that gunman is still on the loose this morning. we'll have a live report on the latest, next. [sfx: thunder rumbles] [sfx: rainstorm] ♪ comfort in the extreme. ♪ the lincoln family of luxury suvs.
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hill before members of the house about what went wrong, what signals were missed, what are they going to do now. >> our law enforcement correspondent, whitney wild, is with us this morning. whitney, it's obvious that there were critical communication lapses to say the least ahead of january 6th. tell us what we can expect today. >> well, the inspector general, this is capitol police inspector general michael bolton will detail a list of deficiencies surrounding the threat assessment operation within capitol police. among those he's found that there was simply outdated or vague guidance for how to operate, failure to adequately track officer contacts, which meant the agency couldn't evaluate possible trends among people who officers are contacting, who may possibly want to do harm. finally a lack of a countersurveillance entity that is stand-alone and insufficient resources. now, capitol police say they would like to do all of the recommendations that mr. bolton is offering for building a
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rebust robust threat assessment but they can't do it without the funding. house democrats are trying to move forward a bill to supplement the security funding on capitol hill but we just don't know where it's going to go yet. >> we'll keep an eye on where that goes if it moves. thank you, whitney. well, police right here in new york city are searching for whoever shot and injured three people in times square on saturday, including a 4-year-old girl. >> detectives have recovered clothing worn by someone they're calling a person of interest in the shooting. they recovered it last night. alexandra field has been following the story. alex, what more do we know? this is a heavily populated, trafficked part of the city, of the world. what do we know? >> and a major tourist attraction for the city of new york at a time they are trying to rebuild the decimated tourism industry following this pandemic year. they put out this picture and identified this as a person they want to speak to in connection with the shooting that happened on saturday afternoon.
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police are investigating the possibility of one shooter and of multiple shooters. they were told by witnesses that the shots did ring out after two to four men were involved in some kind of argument. the three people hit by those bullets fired unintended targets, according to police. two women from out of state. a 4-year-old girl who was in times square with her family. there is dramatic video of a police officer with the child in her arms rushing that child to an ambulance. all three of the victims taken to hospitals to be treated for their injuries. this is something that is getting a critical amount of attention, of course, again because of where it happened, right here in times square in broad daylight. police recovering three shell casings at the scene. this is also coming at a time when we are observing a disturbing trend in the city, the increase of gun violence. as of early may shootings in the city were up more than 80% compared to the same time period last year. in the aftermath of those shootings, a number of the
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city's mayoral candidates speaking out about the need to improve crime prevention in the city and about their policing agenda ideas. certainly, jim and poppy, something we're going to be hearing a lot more in the coming weeks before the city's primary. >> no question. alexandra field, good to have you on the story. as if we need more evidence that gun violence is a huge growing problem in this country, listen to these numbers. at least 15 people were killed, 30 others injured in nine, that's right, nine separate mass shootings this weekend alone, mother's day weekend. >> that's right. look at them on your map there. all over the country. cnn defines a mass shooting as one with four or more people killed or wounded by gunfire. the deadliest attack this weekend was in colorado springs, colorado. this is where police say a gunman opened fire on a family gathered for a birthday party. six people were killed there. the suspected shooter, believed to be a boyfriend of one of the victims, also died. >> it just seems like every day.
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. israeli police have been deployed across jerusalem this morning because of escalating violence and unrest across the city. >> according to a palestinian awed organization, 300 people were injured, dozens hospitalized after clashes with police inside and around the moss income jerusalem. the third holiest site in the
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islamic faith. we're live in jerusalem at the damascus gate. what is leading to the protests now in terms of who runs east jerusalem? >> that's a great question, jim. i'm standing outside of the d damascus gate. in the last few minutes we have seen a the lot of activity here. police swarming into the plaza trying to clear out the people that you might be able to see sitting behind me. they have come in and out sitting behind me and police have cleared them out at some point up to the street as well. and, jim, tensions have been absolutely boiling in jerusalem for some time. in the last three days, we've seen the biggest clash that's jerusalem has seen in years. as you noted at the compound, more than 300 palestinians were injured including nine police
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officers. today is jerusalem day. a day that israel marks when they took control of the western wall and what typically happens is there is a march of tens of thousands of israelis through the old city. they were planned to come through this gate and walk through the muslim parts of the old city. there was a lot of concerns that would only further enflame tension. but just within the last hour, police have changed the route of that march. we saw people in the plaza here chanting, cheering soon after that decision was made. now those israelis will be marching through the japa gate through different part of the city. a lot of concerns of what the rest of the day will bring as the tens of thousands of israelis are expected to march through. one of the latest flash points of these clashes has been what is happening in the neighborhood of east jerusalem. several palestinian families, some of whom have been living there for generations, are facing a possible eviction as part of a long running legal battle. now supreme court hearing on an appeal of that eviction was supposed to take place also
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today. but that has actually now been postponed. but really officials are very worried about the tensions in the city and, jim, it really feels like the city is teetering on the edge of some sort of eruption. >> yeah. certainly does. thank you very much for that reporting for that important background. we appreciate it. cnn has learned that a russian criminal group is likely behind the latest cyber attack. this one shutting down the largest gas pipeline in the united states. what will the response from the white house be? what action? we'll talk about that next. among my patients i often see them have teeth sensitivity as well as gum issues. does it worry me? absolutely. sensodyne sensitivity and gum gives us a dual action effect that really takes care of both
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numerous scenarios and responses after one of the worst ever cyber attacks on u.s. infrastructure. officials now believe that a criminal group from russia known as darkside is known for the attack that hit clolonial pipeline over the weekend. >> it shut down the largest pipeline and main fuel supplier to the east coast. you see it there running south to north. now the federal government is preparing to take more steps to try to avoid more severe fuel disruptions. experts are warning gas prices likely going to spike in the next few days if this line does not come back fully online. josh campbell joins us now with the latest. jock, the sad reality here is they knew something like this could happen about a decade ago. lawmakers proposed bipartisan legislation to help protect against this. that failed. and now this happened. >> yeah. it's a great point. obviously, this is a key piece of critical infrastructure in the united states. it remaund a target. we o

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