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christine brennan, thank you so much. "new day" continues right now. i'm brianna keilar alongside john avlon on this "new day." the search has just resumed for victims of the surfside condo collapse after the still-standing tower was demolished overnight. plus, a tense standoff on interstate 95 between police and a heavily armed militia group. and former president trump essentially admitting to tracks crimes but claims it's not illegal. new york prosecutors might feel differently. and just in a new reporting on a 911 call from britney spears just hours before her emotional testimony in court. ♪ a very good morning to our viewers here in the united
states and around the world. it is monday, july 5th. and the search and rescue operation at the collapsed condo site in surfside, florida, has resumed just hours after the rest of the champlain towers building was demolished. demolition specialists began laying explosives in the remaining structure on sunday afternoon. it was really this threat of tropical storm elsa looming that had engineers and rescue crews worried about the safety of the search operation. >> and ahead of the demolition at the south tower, the kondz mi condominium board for champlain towers east suggest they had evacuate. the mayor of surfside suggests there's a search and rescue operation. 24 people have been found dead. 121 others remain unaccounted for. joining me a israeli rescue team
in surfside, florida. colonel, thank you for joining us on "new day." on sunday, surfside mayor charles burkett said this remains a rescue effort. do you agree? >> i think as long as the determination of this phase, search and rescue is will remain like that. and when it remains -- when the declaration is moving to phase of recovery, it will move to recovery. right now, we are working onsite, light equipment. but we use heavy machinery, too, as i said, two days ago, to expose the perimeter, to enable the rescuers to find out new voids. so, this is the way we are looking for right now. >> and how does this demolition affect the search and rescue efforts?
>> this demolition affects in a way that we are -- we have to work several directions. we have to search from above, from beyond from the sides. because we're fighting against the clock. each day, that passes, reduces the chances to find somebody alive. and of course it affects the people that remain onsite. so, because of this kind of demolition, we have to go to work very fast. >> and your team has been tireless working around the clock with other first responders. but the search efforts had to pause it saturday in preparation for the demolition. so what have the last few days of delay been like for you and your rescue team? >> i can assure you that we didn't rest. we updated our plans. here our team and with our
fellows in israel, and we our colleagues here, the firefighters, commanders, and we have updated all the last location of people that we found, where it is. and we have all the last positions of the people we have questioned. right now we have precise and accurate plan to continue in these searching efforts. >> and what have you found in the rubble over the past few days? >> we found life of people, not by life by living people, life we saw all what makes life. we saw furnitures, we saw people, we saw furnitures, we saw toys. and we are looking for the people, of course.
>> it's just horrifying reminders of what we're facing. i understand, colonel, we all want to keep hope alive. but in your experience in these search and rescue efforts that involve this kind of compression, how long in your estimate are people able to survive in debris? because it's been 11 days, of course, since the collapse. >> you're right. i said to the families two days ago that chances to find somebody alive is close to zero. and we're realistic, but we're still full of hope. this hope keeps us very active and we scale-up each day. we wake up in the morning. if we have slept at all. with a lot of energy to find -- to find the loved ones. alive. or not alive.
>> colonel golan vach, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> it's very heartbreaking, certainly, for family members to hear that. former president trump at a rally in florida this weekend appeared to acknowledge the existence of tax schemes that the trump organization and its chief financial officer are charged with while denying that they are crimes. >> they go after good hard working people for not paying taxes on a company car. company -- you didn't pay tax on the car. or a company apartment. you used an apartment because you need an apartment, because you have to travel too far where your house is. you didn't pay tax. or education for your grandchildren. i don't even know -- do you have to -- does anybody know the answer to that stuff? >> trump telling the crowd that every crowd does, quote, fringe benefits and mocking new york prosecutors for pursuing the charges. and of course, this is not the
first time that trump and his associates have seemingly admitted wrongdoing. >> we're supporting a country. we want to make sure that country is honest. it's very important to talk about corruption. if you don't talk about corruption, why would you give money to a company you that think is corrupt? >> this is a corrupt place, i don't want to send a bunch of money and have them waste it and have the money line their pockets. did he also mention in the past the corruption that related to the dnc server? absolutely. no question about that. but that's it, that's why we held up the money. >> it's a quid pro quo. it is funding will not flow until the investigation into the democratic server happened as well. >> we do that all the time. with foreign policy. i have news for everybody, get over it. >> so you did ask ukraine to look into joe biden? >> of course, i did. >> you just said you didn't. and you want to cover some ridiculous charge that i urged
the ukrainian government to investigate corruption. well i did and i'm proud of it. >> having something to do with pay something stormy daniels woman 130,000? i mean, which is going to turn out to be perfectly legal. that money was not campaign money. sorry, i'm giving you a fact now that you don't know. it's not campaign money. no campaign finance violation. so -- >> they funneled it through the law firm? >> funneled through the law firm and the president repaid it. >> let's talk now with political analyst maggie haberman, she's a washington correspondent for "the new york times." maggie, we see the president self-owning things even the merits of the case, even as he downplays it. why does he do this? >> brianna, i think former president trump has a long history of repeating legal issues. some of that tape that you saw,
related to stormy daniels, michael cohen, the former fixer and that led to the impeachment, the first one into the former president. and some of it obviously is from this weekend. all of those, if you take them together, yes, it's i'm just going to repeat the charges out loud and say there's nothing wrong with it. say that everybody does it. the difference here, a., an indictment has been filed. in the case of the campaign finance charges. former president trump was not facing charges of his own. that was michael hocohen. in the case of impeachment, that was impeachment, that is is not an illegal proceeding. this is a leading proceed. it's not allen weisselberg has been charged with crimes but so has the trump administration. now you have the former president sticking to his playbook which is i'm going to talk about it out in the open. she's still under investigation, he no longer has a shield of prosecution. now, he may never get charged what he's doing is saying these
were fringe benefits, prosecutors are saying these are not fringe benefits, these were compensation and not taxed. what he's basically done is acknowledged yes, he's trying to argue these were for something else. most lawyers would tell somebody connected to a case like this, the less you say the better. that's just his style. he's always convinced he's going to convince someone. he's taking a risky gamble. >> as you pointed out he's no longer a sitting president, he's not shielded from prosecution. his lawyers might be going crazy if he replays the pr book. but does he understand that his comments have real legal consequences potentially in a way they didn't before? >> look, he has been told all of this. it's not that he doesn't understand. it's just that he continues to believe that he is the person who is going to be able to explain it better. the problem is that he is dealing with a new york case in manhattan. there is going to be, you know, if this goes to trial, there will be a jury. there will be a jury that will
likely be less prediseposed to e things his way. and it's not, john, he doesn't have cognition of it, it's just in his mind, he is his own best fighter. again, when you spend however many years he's doing some version of this, 50 almost, where you're basically conflating a legal irk with a public relations issue and a press issue he is convinced this will be no different. and we'll see where it goes. >> and, you know, these charges they have to do with the trump organization and his top money man which obviously hits close to home. but it's not him. there is part of the indictment, maggie, that mentions other people who are not indicted. at least not yet. who received these quote/unquote fringe benefits which are actually income that should have been taxed. i wonder how concerned do you think donald trump is for himself? and also, for his family
members, who possibly could be those other folks who received benefit? >> oh, i think, very, brianna. there was enormous concern that a month ago, three weeks ago, among people around the former president, among his lawyers and advisers that possibly his children were going to be targets. now, there's no reporting to support that, but they're basically looking down the line who the d.a. might try to put pressure on to testify against the former president. and that's where it went. again, there's nothing in the reporting to suggest that's the case but that is how they are viewing it. and it says a lot about the mind-set. look, what prosecutors are clearly looking to do is apply pressure to allen weisselberg, allen weisselberg has given no symbol he's going to cooperate. and it does appear, they obviously did a lot of court work to try to get hold of thousands of pages, millions of pages of documents related to
donald trump's finances. but what they're trying to do is get a witness to testify to some of this, to talk about intent, to talk about motive. to talk about why certain things were the way they were. as far as we know, they don't have that yet and if they don't have that, it's better for donald trump it seems. again, we don't know what they're aware of in terms of the cache, the former president is obviously not worried. if he were worried he wouldn't be talking about ait at a political rally. >> maggie haber, thanks. and president biden narrowly missing his goal of 70% of adults vaccinated by july 4th. as cases are spiking in some parts of the country. also ahead, an armed milt group after an armed standoff with police. will we see more dangerous encounters with police? and what britney spears did just powers before her emotional
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an armed militia group shut down a massachusetts highway in a roadside standoff over the weekend. authorities charging 11 men involved in what began as a traffic stop and then escalated into a nine-hour encounter. really a standoff with police. the men were heavily armed. they were wearing military-style uniforms and apparently live streaming the entire situation. and these men appear to belong to what is called rise of the
moors. it seems to be connected to the moors sovereignty unit that belongs an 18th century special rights. and they indicated they were travelled to rhode island for training. this is according to police. but fortunately here, nobody was hurt. let's talk about this with former fbi deputy assistant director peter struck. peter, this group, at least this particular one, comes as a surprise to a lot of people who watch extremist groups. was this on the radar at all? >> i don't think this particular group was. clearly, they're a group of moor sovereign citizens that have come up to law enforcement attention in the past. in 2017, there was an am beneficiary outside of baton rouge, louisiana that killed three police officers. 2016, a year earlier, you had a different moors sovereign group that killed an officer in
atlanta. >> there's little data points here, but this is obviously in a different area. one of the things they said, or they say, is that they're not subject to u.s. through. they're just alleging they're not subject to u.s. law which incredibly concerning if that is something that a lot more people believe to be true, say to be true, act as if it is true? >> that definitely is right. i think in a lot of these cases what that translates to, a lot of people don't want to pay taxes. so they take on sovereign identity saying i'm not subject to u.s. ax ttaxations. but at the end of the day there is that grain i'm not subject to u.s. authority. we're seeing residents not only in splinter groups but increasingly with mainstream p protesters around the nation. >> put that in the bigger context, not just this group that is capturing attention because of his bizarre standoff.
how common is this ideology rejection of government amost groups? >> i think it's increasingly concerning. you see elements of qanon, all of the elements on the right, the big lie, right, protesting that the 2020 election was not legitimate. you see this creeping sense that people are questioning not only when are the 2020 vote was left, but whether or not in fact the government as it exists is. when you see people on the fringes, like this group armed like others, the violence is real and increasing. >> it is incredibly alarming, and there is also something incredibly alarming and that you if 200 members of the organization patriots front you marching on the streets of the downtown philadelphia, they chanted that the election was stolen. and commanding reclaim america. and what do we know about this
group and how concerned should we be that something like this is now rolling through the streets of philly? >> well, the concerning thing about this group it was created in the aftermath of the rights in charlottesville, virginia. when you see a group like this, clearly a white supremacist, fascist ideology inspired organization it's being endorsed by the former president of the united states. that's giving ledgeeing legitim one, it doesn't deserve, and two gives it to the broader issue of the public. >> peter, thank you so much. >> thank you. new coronavirus cases are surging as the delta variant spreads. unvaccinated pockets of the country are extremely vulnerable to this. we'll be looking at the latest. plus, three siblings are the youngest to participate in a
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president biden celebrating independence day and the country's emergence from the pandemic nightmare. he hosted yesterday a big party at the white house sunday about 1,000 family, military families and workers involved in the covid-19 response gathered on the south lawn of the white house to watch the fireworks display from the national mall. earlier, the president touted and said getting vaccinated can be the most patriotic thing americans can do. >> 245 years ago, we declared our independence from a distant king. today, we are closer than ever from declaring our independence from a deadly virus. that's not to say the battle against covid-19 is over. we've got a lot more work to do. >> now, the u.s. did fall short of president biden's goal to vaccinate 70% of adults by july
4th. as of now, 67.1% of the adult population in the u.s. has received at least one vaccine dose. 58% of american adults are fully vaccinated. still, coronavirus cases are rising in 19 states, as the delta variant spreads across the u.s. south, southwest and midwest, which are places starting to see surges. let's bring in cnn's senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen. what are you seeing? >> john, we just saw on that map way more red than we really want to be seeing. really in the past weeks we haven't seen much red. that is because of two things, one, the delta variant and two, we just don't have as many vaccinated people as we should have. you see the cases in red, that's where you see the rises in cases. so, let's take a look at the vaccination rate. actually, let's take a look at the deaths in june -- the vaccination rate first -- sorry, the deaths.
sorry, keep going back and forth. let's take a look at the deaths. 99.2% of people who died of covid in june they were not vaccinated. 0.8 of people who died in june were vaccinated. you do not need to be a mathematical genius to figure out that if you get vaccinated, you are protecting yourself. choose life. why would you want to choose death? i completely don't understand this. that number tells you everything you need to know. now, let's take a look at the numbers of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in the u.s. you just talked about it, but it bears repeating. 66% of americans have had at least one shot. that means that a third of americans have chosen not to be vaccinated. they've chosen because it's free and widely available even in some of the most remote areas of the united states. 58% of americans are fully
vaccinated. again, the bottom line here is that a third of americans have chosen not to get vaccinated. they are choosing to put themselves at risk of dying. and really, in some ways, you could say, well, that's their choice. they're also choosing to hurt other people. it's a deliberate choice. >> that's right. it's a freedom to affect others coalition but we're heading into apparently the self-inflicted stage of the pandemic. >> exactly. >> elizabeth cohen, thank you as always. three louisiana siblings are among the youngest participants in the global pfizer vaccine. this is 6-year-old ellie buoy receiving her second shot. 3-year-old christian and 14-month-old sloan got their first shots a few weeks ago. joining this to discuss is their parents dr. c.j. buoy and erin bureau who decided to enroll their kids in the clinical trials. thank you to both of you.
the truth is for what you're doing, this is what kids are relying on when they go eventually to be vaccinated here in the coming months. dad, can you just speak to your decision, both of you, about why this was something you wanted to do? >> yes. good morning. you know, in one of the earlier epicenters, we're both physicians that work in new orleans. after we saw the ravage is on t patients and the communities first hand. so the decision to get our sons vaccinate said very easily. for our kids particularly for our baby was definitely much more difficult. but, you know, at the end of the day, you know, we kind of have to take our position head-on. spoke with pediatricians and
with parents who got their kids vaccinated. and it became abundantly clear that the benefits of vaccination far outweigh any risks from the vaccination, irrespective of age. it's become very clear that covid-19 does not only affect the elderly, as we see the delta variants and other variants, the age of being inflect said being pushed down and down. now, countries are suffering from the delta variant, you're seeing the age group being pushed into the 25 and 50 age range. >> yeah. >> so, you know, as we're getting more adults vaccinated, it's going to push the pressure, or push the virus down to younger age groups. so, we believe that gets kids vaccinate said going to be the key. >> certainly. look, we're going into the school year, erin, tell us, you know, certainly, adults, some adults -- i didn't. i have the pfizer vaccine. i didn't have any issues, any side effects.
but some did. how did the kids do? le how are they doing? >> lucky you. >> i know i felt very lucky. >> but the kids are doing great. she had a sore arm for maybe 24 hours. nothing that kept her from playing or doing all of heir kid activities, christian and sloane got their first shot two weeks ago, absolutely no issues whatsoever. they get their second shot next week. >> erin, it sounds like you guys went through the process -- first off, you're doctors which is obviously very helpful as you wade through the information and i suspect there are doctors who made this choice and had their kids in clinical trials. but as you went through the process to research, what was the thing that made you say, okay, i'm comfortable with my child being vaccinated with this vaccine, with the dosing level they're going to do. what was it, erin?
>> i think the fact that vaccines have always played a key role in protecting us across all the disease processes, polio, measles. and even vaccines have a tremendously safe record and i think that the covid vaccine is not any different. it's been very low side effect in the adults and in the cardit that vaccine trials were the way to get all kids to the finish line and have the added benefit of protecting our kids in the short term as well. >> that is, look, not just your children, but they're protecting other children as well. i'm sure in years to come as they get older, that will be something they talk about as adults. thank you, doctor, appreciate it. >> thanks for having us.
>> i have a 3-year-old and a 5-year-old. so, i'm sort of living like, you know, some of the sometime, i am being very careful about how i -- how i operate. because i have to keep them in mind. >> sure. >> right. so it's not like i have older kids. i think so many parents with younger children who can't yet get vaccinated are in that boat. >> yeah. and i've got -- you know, we've got a 5 and 7-year-old. so, i feel that exact same, you know, kerconcern, especially wi the delta variant. but this is a complicated issue for some parents. just listening to those two doctors the courage to enroll their own kids in that clinical trial i think that speaks to the way things go for a lot of parents. sounds like you would get your kids vavaccinated. >> oh, sure. >> i certainly will get our kids
vaccinated. frankly, they're looking forward to getting it. not the shot. >> the 5-year-old, he knows there's nothing on the horizon. he seems cool with it. let's talk about this next story which is terrific. a georgia golf pro shot on the golf course his body discovered on the 10th green where the golf club he worked. we have cnn live. if you want to own a gun in san jose, california, it's going to cost you. a new one of a kind law targets gun owners, next. centuries of t. with one companion that hedges the risks you choose gun owners, next. i gun owners, next. n gun owners, next. targeting gun . the physical seam of a digital world, traded with a touch. my strongest and closest asset. the gold standard, so to speak ;) people call my future uncertain.
a professional golfer shot and killed on the course where he worked. two more bodies found in a truck on the green. and a suspect on the run. this is the mysterious case that georgia authorities are trying to solve this morning. cnn's ryan young is live near atlanta where all of this unfolded over the weekend. this is so many questions. such a horrific story. where do things stand?
>> reporter: it is, if you think about it, this is still an active investigation. you have a murder suspect who is still on the run. if you kind of look behind me, you can see the country club. this is a very quiet neighborhood. in fact, people were shocked to learn about the details about this. what they know so far, someone driving a truck crashes on to this golf course. at some point, that person encounters gene siller, he opens fire, shooting that father of two, leaving him for dead. and when police arrive they find two more bodies of the truck. they believe one of the bodies is the owner of the truck. at this point, that suspect was still on the loose. there was an all-call put out to area homes to see if anybody picked up video of the suspect as they ran away. we don't even have video to share with you. and listen to someone who played with gene siller the day before. >> it didn't hit me until later, you know, this happened at our
country club. still can't believe it. a really nice guy. greeted everyone. treated them with respect. a really good guy. i think we're all trying to stay positive, bring each other up. because of a tragedy that's happened. we've just got to keep each other happy. >> reporter: yeah, it's the pinetree country club behind me in kennesaw. people are shaken by this. while we're doing this live shot, people are pulling over to the side of the road asking if we have any more details. as of right now, police have not releasedmy new description information. but you still have this tragic situation, three people dead and that murder suspect still on the loose. >> yeah. it's incredibly scary for a community that i'm sure did not expect anything like this. ryan young. ryan young live for us in kennesaw. thanks. in san jose, california, has passed a new gun law that's the first of its kind in the nation. get this, the law requires gun
owners to have liability insurance. pay an annual fee to help curb the cost of gun violence. at the wake of the shooting at the valley transportation authority that left nine people dejoining us to analyze this is cnn's "early start" anchor laura jarrett. laura, this is an interesting policy suggest by the san jose mayor, how does it work? >> super interesting. novel, as you said. of course, as you can imagine, very controversial. the best way to discuss this, as you and i were discussing in a break. think about car insurance. anyone can wrap their heads around that, right? the idea, you own a car. you have to have insurance. you pull the risk, hopefully, you don't have as many accidents that way. this is just a draft proposal what they're considering, but if it goes through, it's not only about the devastation to the families, obviously, loved ones are lost, people feel that. it's also super expensive for cities that are really impacted by this, right? check out one data point, i think if we had it in just the
six years from 2013 to 2019, one estimate shows there's over 200 incidents of gun violence in san jose. guess how much that costs taxpayers, john? an estimates $442 million. >> millions. >> unbelievable the cost of the each shooting. >> yes. exactly. this would be a huge savings if it goes through. obviously the devil is going to be in the details, right. >> it obviously is, with the mayor getting legal challenges from day one. he confronted that from day one. he said skeptics will say that criminals won't comply. they're right. that's an important feature, not a defect. and these ordinances create a legal mandate that provideds police with a lawful means for seizing guns from people. he's saying bring it on, but allow for gun confrontations for illegal guns.
then there's the fact of mitigating the specific cost. is there anything to suggest in case law that this effort to create a license or pool the insurance would be a concession? >> it's never happened before. i think in terms of the legal challenges if this actually goes through how much are we talking $5, $50, $500? the whole question is, is it overly burdensome, for people who obviously have a right to bear arms. the other question, as you mentioned, the enforcement. the police chief says they're not going door to door. the biggest one is exemptions maybe a retired police chief. maybe they don't have to do this but a regular citizen. bottom line, legal challenges. >> a lot of legal challenges r interesting to see innovative policies. that's how we move forward in society. thank you, laura. we've got a stunning new report into britney spears'
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now with a new look. a new report from the new yorker is shedding light on britney spears' conservatorship and her attempts to be released of it. they write, on the eve of britney's bombshell last month with law enforcement in ventura county where she lives, spears called 911 to report herself as a victim of conservatorship abuse. joining us to talk about the stories are the staff writers for the new yorker, ronan farrow and jia tolentino. ronan, one of the big ones, obviously, what you start on with this 911 call. tell us about it. >> well, we know how even from
subsequent publication confirming our reporting that officers were dispatched to her home the previous day. i think, brianna, this is what we learned in that explosive courtroom testimony from britney spears that she says she's being exploited and in her words enslaved. and that her basic bodily and economic and legal writes are being violated. and that's opened >> yeah, it's opened up a lot of issues. what's happened to britney spears and they don't understand how it has gone on this long. gia you write in this story about how brittany spear's lawyers or the lawyers for the conservatorship were frantic she might go rogue in her hearing last month. she was furious, as you point out. tell us about what they were expecting and how surprised they were. >> it's a feature of these conservatorships that they have
had it on lock for a long time. it has -- the public has sort of desired to respect her privacy after so much invasiveness. they have effectively been able to control her communication. she has not had the right to counsel of her own choosing, she has never had the right to counsel of her own choosing, so there has not even been an opportunity for her to speak out against the conservatorship and the idea that she suddenly had one came as a shock. >> it's stunning in your story how you detail that there are things she wasn't aware of, right? that the judge actually made it so that she didn't know certain things. i do want to ask you about the relationship between britney spears and her father jamie spears. tell us what you learned. >> so by all accounts all the people we spoke to, they have never had a great relationship. the sort of -- britney's mother lynn writes had her memoir that jamie was wrestling with alcoholism for much of their
childhood. what we heard from our sources was that jamie came in and took charge of the conservatorship in part because he was not afraid of assuming this control, of having her be extremely mad at him. he was not afraid to use the primary weapon that it seems that they had together to cooperate, which is to say do this or you will not have access to see your children. >> and you detail how devastating that was, how effective that was of a cudgel in a way. if britney spears and her father have this so-called strained relationship, we did reach out for some comment, we didn't receive one, but with this strained relationship, why then was he one of the people appointed to her conser conservatorship? >> well, that's something that a lot of people around the conservatorship's creation remarked upon with shock. people knew going into that phase of britney spears life,
which was something of a nadir in terms of her mental health, there were some sincere issues in the eyes of people who did have her well-being in mind, and the family at least in part was dealing with a complicated situation that many families find themselves in where they were fearful for her safety. that said. >> -- sorry, go on. >> being appoint insed in this early role was an early sign that there were other motivations at play. this was also a family that had been financially dependent on spears for a long time and that this was the beginning of a trend of decisions around how this legal structure was managed that seemed directly at odds with what britney spears would have wanted herself. a lot of people told us that. >> gia, you spoke with people who supported the conservatorship at first but then over time did not. this conservatorship was supposed to be temporary, right? >> yes, and i think it's
important to note that the type of conservatorship that britney's under, a probate conservatorship, it is not even intended for people in mental crisis. that's a different kind. this is intended for people who will not get better, for whom there is no chance of getting better. as time has gone on, as britney released albums, performed for years in vegas, made so many people huge amounts of money including her conservators, it has become increasingly clear to people who may have thought, okay, maybe some extra structure is necessary to think something does not add up. >> and ronin, she's on a limited allowance while she's footing the bill for you know, even the lawyers for the conservatorship. >> this is one of the striking things that we found. this is a woman of tremendous earning power, and she is paying exorbitant fees to not only her own attorneys but attorneys
representing her father in this fight as she has struggled over time to remove him from his controlling roles in her life. pr people working for her father. we spoke to representatives of jamie spears, you know, knowing from court filings that those representatives were being paid hundreds and hundreds of dollars an hour to give us those responses, money that was coming are from britney spears, and she got up in court and said that she feels deeply uncomfortable with that, a lot of disability rights activists are saying this is a common way in which conservatorships can be abused, can go wrong. >> it's really a stunning piece that you write, and i certainly encourage people who i know are increasingly interested in this story to take the time to read it. thanks to both of you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> cnn's coverage continues right after this. from liberty mutual!
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very good monday morning to you this holiday weekend, i'm jim sciutto, poppy harlow has the day off. search and rescue operations in surfside, florida, have now resumed, this after the remainder of the champlain tower south condo building was demolish overnight. here's that moment. officials made the urgent call to take the rest of the building down as tropical storm elsa barrels towards florida. with the rest of the building gone now, the hope is it will now be safer for rescue and recovery workers. they will be able to access about another one-third of the debris pile that they could not safely reach before that demolition. at least 24 people are now