Skip to main content

tv   Don Lemon Tonight  CNN  July 15, 2021 12:00am-1:00am PDT

12:00 am
12:01 am
every day in business brings something new. so get the flexibility of the new mobile service designed for your small business. introducing comcast business mobile. you get the fastest, most reliable network with nationwide 5g included. and you can get unlimited data for just 30 dollars per line per month when you get four lines- or mix and match data options. available now for comcast business internet
12:02 am
customers with no line-activation fees or term contract required. see if you can save by switching today. comcast business. powering possibilities. so here's the breaking news. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, general mark milley, was so afraid that the then president would attempt a coup during his last weeks in office, that's according to a new book, that he and other top officials made plans on how they would stop anything like that from happening. also tonight another explosive new book details the dysfunction and delusion inside the white house after the former president lost the election.
12:03 am
no one would tell him the truth. but enablers like rudy giuliani told him that he won. and a major court victory for britney spears. the judge permits her to hire her own lawyer as she battles to end the court-ordered conservatorship. joining me now cnn's senior political analyst john avlon and ron brownstein -- i should say cnn analyst, plural. gentlemen, good evening to you. thank you so much for joining. john, let's talk about this. this is frightening. the country's top military officer reportedly preparing to stop the then president from attempting a coup. carol leonnig, phillip rucker, they write about this. that the chairman of the joint chiefs mark milley, and i quote, "they may try but they're not going to f-ing succeed, he told them. you can't do this without the military. you can't do this without the cia and the fbi. we are the guys with the guns." now, we knew it was chaotic. but according to this, trump would stop at nothing, nothing to stay in power. should we be surprised?
12:04 am
i don't know. but this just seems like it was beyond. >> i think we should be surprised because this is objectively shocking. there is nothing like this in all of american history, to see top generals actively concerned that the president of the united states, their commander in chief would try to execute a military coup by stoking unrest and then invoking the insurrection act. that shows you how close we came as a democracy to the dismantling of our democracy. and it shows that while the guardrails held all those enablers in addition to trump supporters weekend ahead of january 6th this was going on. so it's a stark reminder of just not how crazy things were but how dangerous things remain for our democracy. and we cannot begin to normalize it. we need to strengthen those guardrails yesterday because they almost didn't hold. >> ron, leonnig and rucker write
12:05 am
that general milley viewed trump as the classic authoritarian leader with nothing to lose. apparently he saw parallels between hitler's rhetoric as a victim and savior and trump's false claims of election fraud. this is the quote here. "this is a reichstag moment, milley told aides, according to this book the gospel of the fef fuhrer. that's his comparison. it's not mine. it's a stunning comparison. what do you think? >> you see why virtually the entire republican infrastructure and apparatus is so dead set against a more fuller understanding of what trump did with the power of the presidency. why they are fighting a january 6th commission. why you have so many conservative columnists who have spent years trying to argue that trump is not really an authoritarian threat as a way of excusing the choice by so many
12:06 am
republican elected officials to excuse all his authoritarian actions. to me don this really underscores something we've talked about before. trump may seek the power of the presidency again in 2024. and yet we know very little. we may have just scratched the surface about what he did with that power when he had it the first time. our colleague john dean said to me a few weeks ago for a story i was writing we knew so much more about what nixon had done when he left office than we do about trump when he's left office. to me, it underscores the need for a comprehensive investigation and understanding, not just journalists in books or random investigation here or there, of what he did with the power before he potentially asks for it again. >> listen, this is really sort of just a follow-up of what you are saying here because what's being described here is terrifying, but he is still the leader of the gop. as you said, he may seek the presidency again. why isn't reporting like this giving republicans pause? >> i think that is the key question, don.
12:07 am
what's it going to take? if you consider yourself a super patriot, then you have to believe in our democracy and the constitution. and as you see more and more concrete examples, not from democrats or journalists but marine generals saying that this man was an unhinged threat to our democracy, who they were concerned was contemplating a coup before the attack on our capitol, what's it going to take? what's it going to take to break that fever spell, to have more folks grow a spine and say if that's not wrong nothing's wrong. and we need to do better as republicans. but we don't hear that. the party's still in thrall. and that's why we desperately need a democracy reform movement in this country now to strengthen those guardrails because one political party is still in thrall to someone who the marine generals thought was going to try to execute a coup d'etat against our government. >> hey, ron, can you give me a quick answer? because i want to move on to the coronavirus. but what do you make of this? why aren't republicans pushing
12:08 am
back? >> in fact, we're not only not hearing that. we're witnessing the opposite. republicans are not only pushing -- failing to push back against trump's authoritarian -- kind of evidence of trump's authoritarianism but they are acting upon it to create more strains on democracy, to undermine the rights of people to vote and states to create more capacity for republican elected officials to subvert an election in 2024. all of this is coming to a head i think very soon in congress. democrats have to decide after the supreme court made clear they're not going to stop what's going on, the texas democrats flying to washington makes clear they don't have the votes in the states to stop what's going on. the one lever democrats have to do what john talked about, to reinforce the guardrails of democracy, is their ability to pass national legislation. and we will see whether joe manchin and kyrsten sinema will continue to prioritize developing minority input in the senate over minority rights in the country. >> john, i just want to get to the coronavirus now. more than 99% of all these covid deaths in the country are among unvaccinated people but so many
12:09 am
republicans are still pushing these dangerous lies about the vaccine. the white house is trying to push back on this disinformation. the president talking about that today. but how? >> well, i mean, simply i hope by appealing to sense of patriotic urgency in the face of a pandemic and -- >> but have you met the republican party? >> well, no, no -- >> rip van winkle? have you been asleep the last two years as we dealt with the coronavirus? >> the real deal is we have a red state blue state vaccine divide and it is going to get increasingly deadly in the days and weeks ahead. those folks who are spreading disinformation, or that conservative conspiracy theory stuff is going to kill their own supporters solely for the goal of owning the libs. that's how sick it is right now. >> thank you, gentlemen. i appreciate it. i'll see you soon. thanks so much. now i want to bring in the "wall street journal's" white house reporter michael bender. michael's the author of the explosive new book "frankly, we did win this election: the inside story of how trump lost."
12:10 am
michael, good evening to you. >> hi, don. >> how i've waited for this moment. >> oh, i've been looking forward to it. >> i really haven't been watching all your interviews and said when do i get my chance with michael? here it is. thank you for appearing on this program. >> thanks for having me. >> your book lays out the incredible dysfunction inside the trump white house after the election that no one wanted to tell him that he had lost the election and you write in part, and i quote, "pence, stepien and ronna told themselves they were being respectful of the president and giving him the kind of space he required to blow off steam after an undoubtedly crushing defeat on the biggest stage in politics. but they were also unwittingly creating an opening for giuliani and the most dangerous elements inside trump world, a horrifying nexus of sycophants and sociopaths who were willing to say anything and cross every line to keep trump in power and their own feet in the door." so if his advisers had confronted trump, right, with the truth, do you think the insurrection could have been
12:11 am
prevented? do you think the big lie could have been prevented? >> it's a fair question here. and it's a real failure of imagination from the people closest to trump in the white house, at the campaign to believe what trump had been telling all of us for five years, that he was never going to lose, it would always be fraud, other politicians were not to be trusted, courts were not to be listened to, he would never -- he would always be acquitted, he would never fade away. i mean, this is what he'd been telling us since 2016. and i think what this book does and lays out in a way that we knew about the chaos at the white house, this shows the -- how many officials thought trump was dangerous for the country. back in june he told his team that he wanted to shoot peaceful protesters. by the end of 2020 his secretary
12:12 am
of state was worried trump might try to start a war to stay in office. >> put the quote up from michael as he's talking about this. let me just put the quote up. he said, "the crazies have taken over. secretary of state mike pompeo warned a colleague, he conveyed concern to others that mr. trump might be more willing to engage in an international conflict to strengthen his political argument for remaining in office." that is horrifying. why didn't anybody speak up? go on. sorry. >> well, no, it's a fair question. pompeo did speak up. he told us all that trump was going to have a peaceful transition to a second term after the election. there's a real dichotomy here. i think how worried some of these staffers were and advisers were back in june and during covid where he was at risk to his own health and as well as to the country, you know, and we
12:13 am
got to the point, don, where republicans, senior republicans in the party, senior staffers at the republican party didn't vote for trump but somehow after the election everyone kind of took a step back and just assumed that because trump wasn't screaming and frothing at the mouth as some of them have described this president in the days after the election that he was going to find his own way to concede. ivanka trump had left some staffers in the white house with the impression that her father was going to invite joe biden into the white house for transition meetings just like obama had done for him. >> yeah, right. that was never going to happen. so you said senior officials in the administration didn't vote for him, right? >> at the republicanparty. >> got it. this is the r important because you wrote about trump's reaction to the horrific video of george
12:14 am
floyd's killing. he said "i know these f-ing cops, he said growing up in queens about savage police tactics. they can get out of control sometimes, they can be rough. trump's assessment struck some in the room as surprisingly critical of police and the president showed a level of empathy for floyd behind closed doors that he would never fully reveal in public." so of course we never saw that side of trump. in fact, we saw the opposite. why is that? >> from my reporting and talking to people around him, he very quickly takes this personally. you know, even watching the video, don, it takes him a couple of days to see the video and he never watches it fully through. we have seen moments of him throughout the administration where he's very moved by images. right? we've seen him make decisions internationally after seeing war zones where children are maimed. he's a very visceral person.
12:15 am
so he sees this and he reacts -- an emotional reaction but very quickly takes it personally and sees the protests which are obviously a outpouring of years of -- you know, of black americans having to walk with racial indignities, racism on a daily basis in the country and finally, you know, just cracking open in the streets of america. somehow that trump internalizes that as a protest against him and he views that as making him look weak somehow, and that's really what guides the decisions in the response to those protests. >> just a quick answer, yes or no if you can. does he still have yes-men and women all around him now? is that what's happening? >> well, i mean, that's how trump operates. right? as long as you -- if you push back you're only going to last so long around him. >> another quick answer because you spent a lot of time with the people who are out there, his
12:16 am
supporters. some of them quit their jobs, they believe anything he says. they're sort of -- i would think like an eroticism or attraction -- and i don't mean that in a sexual way. there's something, some sort of pull he has on them that is quite odd, even when he lies to them they love it. what did you learn about these folks? >> well, i do think there is a real sense of community for a lot of these folks where -- >> is it because he'll say whatever they want to err ha, that reinforces their beliefs? i don't know. go ahead, sorry. >> these are fair questions. it's a little nuanced for everybody. but these are folks who -- trying to fill time in their days. i spent time with the people who went to 30, 40, 50 rallies and they formed their own community not unlike a grateful dead following where they stay at each other's house along the way. and in a lot of ways the president enriched their lives. made them -- emboldened them to speak up for themselves at work
12:17 am
in ways they hadn't before. but what we see by the end of the year is they're just misled and their worlds are should have r shrunk again. after the election had been called by fox news, they turned it off. their news inputs shrink and they go to these -- they go to the rallies. why? to hear what the news is from trump as one of these rallygoers told me. how else would we know what's going on? >> boy. hard to feel sorry for that, especially with adults. but oh, well. thank you, sir. michael, i'm so glad that you're here. please come back. and good luck with your book. >> thank you very much. >> we've got new developments tonight on a story that we have been following. the manufactured outrage over critical race theory. parents all across the country are up in arms even though the theory isn't taught to children and it is not about hating white
12:18 am
people. next i'm going to talk to a school board official who is getting death threats over something that's not even happening. (vo) i am living with cll and i am living longer. thanks to imbruvica. imbruvica is a prescription medicine for adults with cll or chronic lymphocytic leukemia. it will not work for everyone. imbruvica is the #1 prescribed oral therapy for cll, and it's proven to help people live longer. imbruvica is not chemotherapy. imbruvica can cause serious side effects, which may lead to death. bleeding problems are common and may increase with blood thinners. serious infections with symptoms like fevers, chills, weakness or confusion and severe decrease in blood counts can happen. heart rhythm problems and heart failure may occur especially in people with increased risk of heart disease, infection, or past heart rhythm problems.
12:19 am
new or worsening high blood pressure, new cancers, and tumor lysis that can result in kidney failure, irregular heartbeat, and seizure can occur. diarrhea commonly occurs. drink plenty of fluids. tell your doctor if you have signs of bleeding, infection, heart problems, persistent diarrhea or any other side effects. i am living with cll and living proof that imbruvica is right for me. ask your doctor if it's right for you. tony here from taking to the streets to talk about credit. can you repair your credit yourself? yes. -great. how? uhhh... how long does credit repair take? i don't know, like 10 years. what? are you insane? what's a good credit score? go. 600. maybe if you're trying to pay thousands extra
12:20 am
in interest rates. cut the confusion, get started with a free credit evaluation at psoriatic arthritis, made my joints stiff, swollen, painful. tremfya® is approved to help reduce joint symptoms in adults with active psoriatic arthritis. some patients even felt less fatigued. serious allergic reactions may occur. tremfya® may increase your risk of infections and lower your ability to fight them. tell your doctor if you have an infection or symptoms or if you had a vaccine or plan to. tremfya®. emerge tremfyant™. janssen can help you explore cost support options.
12:21 am
12:22 am
so we have been covering this for a while now. we will continue our coverage on the manufactured outrage over critical race theory. last night we brought you an in-depth investigation from cnn's sara sidner. this is just a clip of it. here it is. >> reporter: it's become a political rally cry. >> shame on you! shame on you! >> critical race theory is bigoted. it is a lie. and it is every bit as racist as the klansmen in white sheets. >> reporter: but critical race
12:23 am
theory, or crt, is not a new idea. the theory's origins actually date back to the 1970s. >> the real evil was racism, the determination of white america to remain dominant over black america. and that could take all kinds of forms. >> reporter: harvard's first tenured black law professor, the late derek bell, is considered one of the originators of the academic study. >> both history, my experience, current events as we read them, all point to one conclusion about racism in this society. and that is that it is permanent, that it is an essential, it is not an aberration. >> reporter: at least the encyclopedia britannica defines critical race theory as race as a socially constructed category used to oppress people of color. and the law and legal institutions are inherently racist because they have fufrpgsed to create and then maintain social, economic and political inequalities between whites and non-whites. >> so and a virginia school
12:24 am
board meeting. one of the contentious moments in sara's story was covered by our team. this was back in june. here's some of that. it was from boris sanchez. watch this. >> reporter: tempers flaring in loudoun county, virginia last night as competing groups squared off when the public was allowed to comment. though crt was not on the agenda, the board had plans to discuss a policy impacting rights of transgender and gender expansive students. the crowd growing agitated about both, boiling out of control with intimidation and interruptions. >> people were screaming nep were cursing. they were throwing things at the school board. >> so please respect each other. and let everyone have their turn at the mike. >> this is your last and final
12:25 am
warning. >> well, since then the situation is getting even more volatile. the school board official you saw there, she is getting death threats. she's here to talk about it. brenda sheridan, loudoun county, virginia school board chair. welcome back to the show. i'm so sorry this is happening to you. >> thanks for having me. >> i'm sorry this is happening to you. it's been almost a month since we had you on, since the drama at a school board meeting. how have things been for you since then? >> i would -- troubling, concerning and at the same time just making it more important that we continue our practice of diversity, equity and inclusion in loudoun county public schools and it is something we absolutely need to do. the e-mails we received as board members and i have a stack of letters sitting next to me at my desk that highlight the racism and bigotry that is live and well.
12:26 am
not just in loudoun county but across the country. i've received letters from people across the country, pretty hateful towards me but also just highlighting their bigotry and racism. >> so you tell parents, okay, i'm going to be very clear. you tell parents that critical race theory is not being taught in classrooms but you say nobody believes you. why is that? you are the chair of the school board. >> don, crt is the big lie of education. it is being used to divide our county and divide our country. this is happening in school board meeting rooms across the country. i have been reached out to by so many different people. i'm truly grateful for that. that are in this with us. and we're just the ones being highlighted because of probably our locality being so close to d.c. but our county is divided.
12:27 am
just as our country was divided under the previous administration. we have professional agitators using students as pawns to win the virginia governor's race. people keep asking me if i think it will die down over the summer and as we get back to school five days a week. what i really believe is that it will continue and people will continue to use nonissues to raise and garner support from uninformed voters through our mid-term elections and all the way through the next presidential election. this isn't going away. >> people who are outraged over what they call critical race theory, crt as you say, say things like white students are being told they are evil. can you set the record straight? what kind of conversations are teachers and students having about race? and at what ages? >> so you can have a conversation about being inclusive with any grade level. you can have a conversation about how you can listen to the
12:28 am
student sitting next to you and professional development for our teachers in all grade levels that when they call on a student and a student perhaps is misbehaving to find out why. so if you are going to look at my child, who is white, and treat them differently than a student of color or a special education student, we need to know that -- we need to teach our teachers and our school staff that they have biases. not to be ashamed of your biases but to recognize them and reflect on them so that when you do look at those three students who may be exhibiting the same behaviors or may not be turning in their homework if you're going to ask one student oh, is something wrong but you're going to discipline the other students, you have a bias. and to just look at that before you make those decisions in the classroom or if you send a student to the principal's office. our discipline disproportionality is there. we know it exists. we have addressed it over the years that i have been on the board. in the ten years we have made
12:29 am
huge leaps and bounds in that area, but we still have work to do. there is so much work to do. and like i said, the letters and the threats and the outrage and the use of the n word in some of the e-mails i'm getting, it's astounding to me because i really think previously it wasn't acceptable to send e-mails like that and to be a keyboard warrior. and it is all of a sudden acceptable to bring that back to the light and to highlight your own bigotry. and if i could just read the last two sentences of a letter i received today that says "blm and crt is not what the american want. so the school board in loudoun county had better be careful. one last thing. if blacks aren't careful, a race war could start in the united states and blacks will come out on the short end of this stick." somebody wrote that to me and i'm astounded by it.
12:30 am
that in 2021 we're still addressing this. >> listen, i'm sorry that happened to you. i wish i could say that i'm ast astounded. but as you can probably imagine being someone in the public eye it's actually not surprising, especially over the past five years. there has been legitimacy leant to the big gots in this country, and they have come out of the woodwork because of the lies that you have told. and it's sad that the folks are limiting their children's growth with this sort of attitude. thank you very much. good luck to you. be safe. be safe. >> thank you. thanks. so britney spears getting a key win in court today and celebrating after. so the major step to freedom she is taking, we'll talk about that next. look at her doing cartwheels. fragrance l s infused with natural essential oils into a mist. to awaken your home with an experience you can see, smell, and feel. it's air care, redefined. air wick essential mist.
12:31 am
connect to nature.
12:32 am
i don't just play someone brainy on tv - i'm an actual neuroscientist. and i love the science behind neuriva plus. unlike ordinary memory supplements, neuriva plus fuels six key indicators of brain performance. more brain performance? yes, please! neuriva. think bigger. do you have a life insurance policy you no longer need? now you can sell your policy, even a term policy, for an immediate cash payment. call coventry direct to learn more. we thought we had planned carefully for our retirement. but we quickly realized that we needed a way to supplement our income. our friends sold their policy to help pay for their medical bills and that got me thinking. maybe selling our policy could help with our retirement. i'm skeptical, so i did some research and called coventry direct. they explained life insurance is a valuable asset that can be sold. we learned that we can sell all of our policy or keep part of it with no future payments, who knew? we sold our policy. now we can relax and enjoy our retirement as we had planned. if you have
12:33 am
one hundred thousand dollars or more of life insurance you may qualify to sell your policy. don't cancel or let your policy lapse without finding out what it's worth. visit to find out if you policy qualifies. or call the number on your screen. coventry direct, redefining insurance.
12:34 am
12:35 am
tonight a major court victory for britney spears in her ongoing battle to end the conservatorship that has run her life and finances for nearly 13 years. a judge allowing her to have her own lawyer, who's immediately calling for spears' father jamie to be removed as her conservator. spears also telling the judge during today emotional hearing that she wants her father to be charged with conservatorship abuse. let's discuss. lisa mccarly a california estate and probate attorney.
12:36 am
lisa, thank you very much. [ phone ringing ] you want to get that? >> no, i don't need it. >> tell them to call you back. i'm talking to don lemon on cnn, i'll call you back. >> i've been sitting here in quiet silence for two hours. >> murphy's law. that's how it happens. thank you. i appreciate you joining us. so listen, britney spears is one step closer to freedom. she now has her own lawyer, former prosecutor matthew rosengard. it's a huge development. can you explain how significant this is in her fight to end this conservatorship? >> it's extremely significant. and i'm so happy that the court recognized that britney spears has now and always was supposed to be represented by an attorney of her own choice. the manner in which the conservatorship was initially established has always been quite troubling to me because as we now know britney attempted to hire an attorney to represent her and resist at the very least the appointment of her father as
12:37 am
her conservator. 13 years later she clearly expressed how unhappy she's been. she feels like she's been traumatized and abused. so i'm very pleased with this development. it is consistent with her right to a fair process and a fair hearing. so it was a good day for britney spears. >> it was -- as you said, it was an emotional day in court. she wants to press charges against her father, say, and i quote here, "i would like to charge my father with conservatorship abuse. i want to press charges against my father today. i want an investigation into my dad." how do you see that playing out? i mean, how have your clients handled situations like this? or have they ever been in situations like this? >> the greatest irony is that we in the probate court reform advocate side often say that it is more -- it is easier to abuse a conserveatee than any other person. and that's because the process
12:38 am
really doesn't have checks and balances. the real question is why hasn't the court listened to her all of these years and why didn't her court-appointed lawyer take any ac action? at the end, after mr. spears is removed as her conservator, she certainly has the right to file claims for breach of fiduciary duty and for intentional or negligent infliction of harm. i generally do not recommend to people that they go to law enforcement because the standards of evidence are so much more difficult and to be honest law enforcement mostly does not understand and they don't have the tools for dealing with abuse of conserveatees. they consider it to be a civil matter. i don't see it becoming a criminal matter, but i do think she has excellent claims for breach of fiduciary duty, infliction of emotional harm and
12:39 am
so forth, not just against jamie spears but to the extent that anyone was -- knew about this abuse people on the side might be held liable as well. >> lisa, thank you so much. i appreciate you joining us. and you can call those folks back now. tell them i said hi. >> i will. >> all right, thank you. so politics over public health. tennessee stopping all vaccine outreach for kids, not just coronavirus vaccines. all vaccines. ones that have saved lives for decades. stay with us. think they know their credit, but did you know you have more than 28 fico® scores? and yet we pretend that one score from a free app is what lenders actually look at? it's not. so let me ask, do you really know your credit? do you know how to improve it? how to protect it? don't worry. that's why there's extracredit. don't settle for a free credit app. get the most comprehensive credit solution ever created.
12:40 am
extra credit at new crest pro-health complete protection kills 99% of bacteria. plus, it works around... ...and around... ...and around the clock. crest pro-health complete protection gives you 24-hour protection. crest. the #1 toothpaste brand in america. when you really need to sleep you reach for the really good stuff. new zzzquil ultra helps you sleep better and longer when you need it most. it's non habit forming and powered by the makers of nyquil.
12:41 am
new zzzquil ultra. when you really really need to sleep.
12:42 am
did you know diarrhea is often caused by bad bacteria in food? try pepto® diarrhea. its concentrated formula coats and kills bacteria to relieve diarrhea. see, pepto® diarrhea gets to the source, killing the bad bacteria. so, make sure to have pepto® diarrhea on hand.
12:43 am
ah! my helicopter has better wifi than this. you thinking what i am? upgrade time. don't worry i have the best internet people. hello xfinity. get me xfi pronto. that was fast. yep. now we just self-install. and we're back baby. do more of what you love when you upgrade to xfinity xfi. baby ninjas? i love it.
12:44 am
coronavirus is up across 47 states right now. the country averaging nearly 24,000 new cases a day. that's a 75% jump from just last week. largely fueled by young, unvaccinated people. but tennessee is taking the antivaccine insanity to a new level. okay? now ditch all vaccine outreach for children, not just for the coronavirus, all vaccine outreach. vaccines that have been integral to preventing some pretty horrific diseases that have again, thanks to vaccines, been largely eradicated in this country. know your history. joining me now to lay down some historical facts, dr. william schaffner. he is the medical director of the national foundation for infectious diseases. doctor, thank you. appreciate you joining us. so let's talk about this. dr. michelle fiscus was tennessee's top vaccine official and was fired this week for apparently doing her job and encouraging people to get vaccinated.
12:45 am
you are there in nashville. what are the state's actions going to do to public health in your estimation? >> well, they've been a big shock, don, of course. i'm a member of shelly fiscus's fan club. she was one of the best immunization program directors of any state in the country. she was straight down the middle of the road, nonpolitical, did things right, enormously diligent and very popular. she had the respect of all the providers out there. so this is a blow to the program. and furthermore, as you suggest, all of a sudden the state health department under pressure from state legislatures has pulled in its effort to try to get children and adolescents vaccinated in preparation for school. there has been a great deficit in vaccinations of infants, children and adolescents because of the covid time when we
12:46 am
weren't seeing doctors. we have to make that up now. we want to raise the rates once again. and of course we have covid vaccine also. so these efforts will be very substantially impaired in our state. i'm not sure what's going to happen, but i'm not happy about it. >> yeah. and my apologies for the doctor for mispronouncing her name. the prompter, i don't know, said ficus. it just looked like ficus in the prompter. anyway, modern vaccines have been with us since the 1940s, doctor, as you know, but the concept behind the vaccines has been in use since at least the 1700s when doctors would inoculate people against smallpox. that's hundreds of years of vaccines. history would read a lot differently if he with didn't have vaccines. am i correct? >> oh, yeah. absolutely. smallpox, polio, measles, mumps, german measles. you name it. i could give you an even longer list. it's really quite clear that we
12:47 am
have made growing up and being an adult so much safer. you know? there's my simple formula. disease bad, vaccines good. there is sbruabsolutely no doub that vaccines have had -- they were one of the great achievements of medicine and public health in the last century and they're poised to have an even larger role in this the 21st century. >> well, it looks like you are holding up well. i hope that is indeed true. dr. schaffner, it's always a pleasure. thank you. >> my pleasure. >> we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ (sounds of car doors closing) (screaming & laughter) ♪ ♪ (sounds of car doors closing) (crash sound & tires squealing) (phone chimes) this is onstar. we've detected a crash from your phone. is anyone injured? i don't think so. good. help is on the way. is there anyone i can call for you? my dad. okay, i'm calling him now.
12:48 am
12:49 am
hey, i just got a text from my sister. you remember rick, her neighbor? sure, he's the 76-year-old guy who still runs marathons, right? sadly, not anymore.
12:50 am
wow. so sudden. um, we're not about to have the "we need life insurance" conversation again, are we? no, we're having the "we're getting coverage so we don't have to worry about it" conversation. so you're calling about the $9.95 a month plan -from colonial penn? -i am. we put it off long enough. we are getting that $9.95 plan, today. (jonathan) is it time for you to call about the $9.95 plan? i'm jonathan from colonial penn life insurance company. sometimes we just need a reminder not to take today for granted. if you're age 50 to 85, you can get guaranteed acceptance whole life insurance starting at just $9.95 a month. there are no health questions so you can't be turned down for any health reason. the $9.95 plan is colonial penn's number one most popular whole life plan. options start at just $9.95 a month. that's less than 35 cents a day. your rate can never go up. it's locked in for life. call today for free information.
12:51 am
and you'll also get this free beneficiary planner, so call now. (soft music) ♪ hello, colonial penn? icy hot. ice works fast. heat makes it last. feel the power of contrast therapy,
12:52 am
so you can rise from pain. so get a load of this. five members of one texas family the latest to be arrested in connection with the january 6th insurrection. prosecutors say they drove up to washington and posted extensively on social media about their involvement in the capitol attacked -- attack. more tonight from cnn's jessica schneider. >> there is a tense situation going on. >> reporter: video captured inside the capitol looking out at the massive crowd below was one of the clues federal investigators zeroed in on, before they arrested this family of five from texas for illegally entering the capitol building. the complaint identifies the group as a nuclear family. >> where's the senate floor?
12:53 am
>> reporter: with the man who appears to be patriarch, tom munn, spotted roaming the capitol halls in this video that was streamed online according to investigators. their family posed for a facebook post with a woman who appears to be tom's partner, dawn munn, second from the left and their three children, kayli, christy, josh, plus an unidentified minor. the caption saying, "washington, d.c., here we come." hashtag stop the steal. investigators say tom munn posted about january 6th the week before, with this image of then-president trump and a caption promoting the march to the capitol. munn also wrote, "our president has only asked two things from us. so far, number one, vote. number two, january 6th, 2021." tom munn then allegedly boasted about his involvement on facebook january 6th writing, "wow, made it back to the hotel. have lots of pics and videos to follow." daughter kristi is identified in the criminal complaint as this woman with a blue trump 2020 flag draped across her back.
12:54 am
the feds say all five climbed through a capitol window around 2:25 p.m. that day. surveillance footage near the capitol visitor center shows all five moving through the building. and it turns out, it was a person connected to their family who turned them in. the criminal complaint details how a relative of christy munn's fiance contacted the fbi three days after the insurrection. providing pictures from her facebook and snapchat accounts. three of the munn children's former high school and college teachers also helped to identify them to the fbi. >> it just felt like the right thing. regardless of my emotions and how i felt and how much i loved my family and my dad. >> reporter: it isn't the first time a family member has turned on participants in the january 6th insurrection. the son of guy refit talked to fbi agents about his father's involvement. prosecutors say refit is a member of the texas three percenters group, an kareemist paramilitary group, who allegedly drove to d.c. and
12:55 am
entered the capitol in body armor and carrying plastic cuff restraints. he's pleaded not guilty. his son says he threatened him and his sister, if they went to police. >> i didn't think he would actually do anything bad. but him saying anything even remotely threatening to me and my sister and my family and government officials, it was just too much. >> reporter: we reached out to an attorney for the munn family but they are among a handful of capitol defendants who have been charged alongside immediate family members. in this case, though, there was at least one munn family member who did not travel to washington, d.c. investigators say kelsey munn was not at the capitol january 6th. but the fbi did review her social media accounts for information since she posted about the insurrection. don? >> jessica schneider, thank you so much. and i want to make sure that you know about our exclusive "cnn town hall" with president joe biden. i am moderating. and it is live. it's next wednesday night at 8:00. so make sure you tune in. and thanks for watching, everyone. our coverage continues. es 5 key nutrients that can help you fall asleep faster,
12:56 am
stay asleep longer, and wake up refreshed. the brand i trust is qunol.
12:57 am
do you have a life insurance policy you no longer need? now you can sell your policy, even a term policy, for an immediate cash payment. call coventry direct to learn more. we thought we had planned carefully for our retirement. but we quickly realized that we needed a way to supplement our income. our friends sold their policy to help pay for their medical bills and that got me thinking. maybe selling our policy could help with our retirement. i'm skeptical, so i did some research and called coventry direct. they explained life insurance is a valuable asset that can be sold. we learned that we can sell all of our policy or keep part of it with no future payments, who knew? we sold our policy. now we can relax and enjoy our retirement as we had planned. if you have one hundred thousand dollars or more of life insurance you may qualify to sell your policy. don't cancel or let your policy lapse without finding out what it's worth. visit to find out
12:58 am
if you policy qualifies. or call the number on your screen. coventry direct, redefining insurance. -hey. -hi. whoa, nice car. thanks, yeah. i actually got a great deal on it too, although my interest rate is awful. have you checked your credit? i got like a free score from some app or something like that. but lenders don't even use that score. has a free credit snapshot that can show you exactly what's happening with your credit score. and killing my interest rates. well, great seats though. -thank you. -like really. just knowing your score won't improve it. instead, work to actually fix your credit with
12:59 am
1:00 am
are you a christian author with a book that you're ready to share with the world? get published now, call for your free publisher kit today! welcome to our viewers joining us here in the yunited states and all around the world. just ahead on "cnn newsroom," a stunning revelation about donald trump's final days in office. a top general fearing the president would try to stage a coup and the steps he took to keep that from happening. big win for britney spears in court, a judge grants her the right to choose her own lawyer. and as u.s. troops leave afghanistan, the president who pu


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on