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bannon is his legal claims and defenses here are the weakest because he was not in executive branch employee at the time of these events. any executive privilege claim he may raise here is just completely ridiculous. >> reporter: while the committee is moving quickly on bannon, they are offering some grace to the other three subpoena targets. the depositions of former white house chief of staff mark meadows and former dod official kash patel have been postponed because they are engaging with the committee, but warning they will only tolerate the delays up to a point. adam schiff taking aim at patel. >> patel was a former nunes staffer who was a demonstration of the principle in the trump administration that the more willing you were to do anything the president wanted, no matter how unscrupulous -- >> it's called -- >> and the faster you could rise, and he rose phoenix-like
through the trump administration. one position after another, even being contemplated to take over the cia -- >> so basically -- >> well, i view it like an evil zealot. >> reporter: they postponed the deposition of the former white house deputy chief of sta staff scav cav because they only served him last friday. the white house will not stand in the way of the committee's request to be tan thousands of documents from the trump administration from the national archives that trump also claims are protected under executive privilege. the move likely triggering another legal battle in the fight to uncover who is responsible for the insurrection. and this move by the select committee today is incredibly unique. in fact, the last time there was a criminal contempt of congress that was referred to the justice department was way back in the reagan administration. and by taking this dramatic step, the select committee is hoping to send a message to the
other subpoenaed targets that they will do whatever it takes to get the information they are looking for. jake. >> ryan nobles on capitol hill. thanks. let's talk about this with former attorney general and counsel to president george w. bush, alberto gonzalez. general gonzalez, thanks for joining us. you heard ryan. it's extremely rather for the department of justice to charge someone for contempt of congress. now that the committee is moving forward with this referral for steve bannon to the justice department, do you think attorney general merrick garland will pursue criminal charges? >> you know, i would hesitate to try to anticipate or even second guess a decision by the attorney general in this kind of case. there is information that he has that i don't have, that you don't have, jake. and so, obviously, we are at a very unusual place. this is a somewhat difficult division. there are a lot of factors, i think, that if i were in -- as
the attorney general, i would look at, for example, are there alternative ways to get the information? have we exhausted all other means to get the information. i would look at, well, what kind of challenge is going to occur down the road with respect to the detention and possible prosecution of mr. bannon and, obviously, one of the issues that will be on the table will be the legitimacy of the executive privilege claim. so that will be something that will get litigated. >> he froze up there. is it still not working? okay. attorney general gonzalez has -- hopefully, we will bring him back in a second. coming up next, are you eligible for a booster shot? we have the results of a vote by a key fda panel that happens minutes ago. plus, a deadly bow and arrow attack. police are acknowledging they had prior concerns about the suspect and his radicalization. stay with us. if you have this... consider adding this.
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attorney general alberto gonzalez. we had some technical difficulties. attorney general gonzalez, you were saying that the decision that attorney general merrick garland faces on whether or not to pursue criminal contempt of congress charges depend on a whole host of factors that you and i don't know, including has he exhausted possibilities to get the information any other way. steve bannon has said that he wants to defer to donald trump's invocation of executive privilege until a court settles it. so he, himself, is saying that he is not going to participate until a court instructs him what to do. what do you think, if you were
attorney general and you were faced with a similar situation, what do you think you would do? >> well, i would look at the question of privilege. executive privilege is not an absolute privilege. it's a qualified privilege. as a general matter, with respect to the current white house, the current president, if there is a request for information related to the actions or communications of a previous president, there is consultation that occurs between a representative of the previous administration and the current occupant of the white house, and based on that information the current occupant of the white house makes a decision of balancing of the equities of protecting that information that the former administration may want to protect and the need to have this information for a legitimate investigation either by congress or by law enforcement authorities. so this is the way these things normally work. the notion that president trump on his own can claim executive
privilege and as a result individuals in the trump administration, the trump orbit relying upon that, you know, that sounds fine, but i think at the end of the day it will not be successful. >> bannon didn't work for the administration at that point. he was a freelance individual. merrick garland, the attorney general, has said he wants the justice department under his leadership to not be political, and i guess one of the questions i have here is how much do you perceive this as a political matter? i get that republicans, some republicans think that this committee, which is bipartisan, and it has liz cheney and adam kinzinger on it, is out on a witch hunt or whatever, but there was an insurrection. there was a violent attack on the capitol. so what are the political considerations that garland has to think about? >> well, there are, as you say,
jake, there are very serious legal issues at play here. let's not kid ourselves. anything with respect to -- any decision with respect to a possible prosecution is going to become politicized. there is just no way around it. and merrick garland, i think, is going to be very careful in the decisions he makes because he doesn't want embroiled at the department of justice into a political food fight. i think he is probably going to be careful, be measured, he wants to be able to stand up to the american people at some point and particularly individuals within the department of justice to give them a clear understanding of why -- if in fact he moves forward with a prosecution and there is an arrest of bannon, that this was the right thing to do, this was the only proper course of action, purely according to the rule of law. no political implications whatsoever. even after all that, jake, it will become politicized.
>> my sixth grade son is taking a test on the constitution today and he and i have been going over checks and balances and the separation of powers. if the legislative branch cites an individual in the executive branch or the orbit of the executive branch for contempt of congress and there is in consequence, then what kind of check and balance is that? >> it's really isn't much. i suppose you could say it's a stain on someone's reputation. it will be a footnote in the history books going forward, but you are absolutely -- unfortunately, at least for the congress, certain remedies that it may have in order to enforce subpoenas is dependent upon either the courts or the executive branch. and so that's just the way it is. and unless there is some changes either through legislation, perhaps legislation, maybe the only way, i think it really does take a situation like this one where you have an attorney general based upon the facts
making the decision. this is absolutely the right thing to do. and it's absolutely necessary based upon the facts presented before the department of justice. >> trump faces an order to provide documents within 30 days after the biden white house rejected his attempt to blanketly assert executive privilege. what happens if trump doesn't supply? >> i think we'll find ourselves in somewhat the same position. you know, if trump were a sitting president, there would be a great deal of deference given to the president in terms of making himself available for deposition or to provide testimony. not so with respect to a former president. so i think if i were advising president trump, i would say be very careful here because you are not president anymore, and the privileges and protections that you enjoyed while in office simply do not exist when you are out of office. so it remains to be seen. >> former attorney general alberto gonzalez, thank you so much. coming up next, the vote by
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can your internet do that? on to our health lead this hour. a green light for the moderna booster shot. the fda advisory panel voting unanimously this afternoon to recommend authorization of a third moderna vaccine shot. it's a crucial step for people with an increased risk of catching covid, including the elderly. cnn senior medical correspondent with us. when will happen next? >> jake, as you said, a unanimous vote by advisors to the fda. these are outside external
vaccine advisors. they gave a green light. they said, we think this should happen. next the fda has to meet. then the cdc has to meet. first, let's take a look at what this panel said. this panel said that they think people. get moderna doses and half the dose of the original shot. half the dose because moderna says that's plenty and then they can save on vaccine and send it out to other parts of the world, and you have to be eligible, meaning you have to have been more than six months or at least six months past your second moderna shot. so if you just got your moderna shots last month, this is not for you. and in addition to being at least six months out, you have to be either at least 65 years old or have certain medical conditions or live or work in a risky place. for example, a health care worker at risk of getting covid or perhaps someone who lives in a nursing home. so what happens now is the fda listens to its advisors and makes a decision. we have every reason to think that the fda will agree with the advisors. then the cdc is scheduled to
take a look thursday of next week. we also have every reason to think that they will agree, which means possibly folks who got moderna and fit into these categories, they might be able to get a booster as early as the end of next week. >> then the johnson & johnson shots, tomorrow the same panel, the fda advisory panel are going to consider this johnson & johnson booster shot. tell us about why tomorrow's meeting is being so closely watched. >> it's being closely watched, jake, because there is some concerns about folks who got the johnson & johnson vaccine. it was not as effective as either pfizer or moderna. and some experts have said it really should have been a two-dose vaccine from the start. now is sort of the chance. you can dahl it a second dose, a booster, whatever you want, but there is thinking that if any group needs a booster, it is this group. so the vaccine advisors will look at that data and they are going to do something else that's sort of interesting.
they are going to hear about a study of more than about 450 people where they looked at mixing and matching. in other words, there is a group in this study that originally got johnson & johnson but then got a booster from pfizer and moderna. what's interesting is that mixing and matching in this study worked well, but especially well for folks who got j&j to begin with. those folks, they were actually better off getting a pfizer or moderna booster than getting a johnson & johnson booster. in other words, this is sort of laying the ground for, in the future, not tomorrow, but in the future the fda may say not only is it okay to mix and match, but folks who got johnson & johnson might possibly be better off getting pfizer or moderna as a booster rather than another johnson & johnson. >> all right. elizabeth cohen, thank you. let's talk about this dr. reiner. how big of a difference could these extra boosters make in the fight in the u.s. against covid? >> i think the big difference, jake, is they will prevent more
people from getting sick. they won't probably prevent more people from dying. the current vaccines have -- seem to have a very durable benefit in terms of severe illness, hospitalization or mortality. but these vaccines clearly have a waning efficacy in terms of infection, and it's no joke. i mean, i work with someone whose husband has a public-facing job in d.c. and he had a breakthrough infection and my colleague this a breakthrough and both her children had primary new infections since they are too young to be vaccinated and my colleague is out of the work for the last to weeks taking care of her family, now taking care of herself. so she'll be great. the point is, it's a giant burden. even if you do well, it could be an economic burden, family burden, and some people will have long covid symptoms with a breakthrough infection. so i think there is a lot of reason to want to boost people
and prevent people from getting sick, even if they are protected from dying. >> some of the people in the fda advisory committee expressed uneasiness with recommended boosters at all even though the vote was unanimous. it could make feel like they are protected unless they got a booster. do you agree? >> i think it's similar to what i was just saying. i think that the public needs to know that they are protected unless they are immunocompromised. they are protected from severe illness, hospitalization or death. but they may be less well protected as time goes on against infection. and people will need to make their own choices about whether at some point they feel the need to be boosted. it looks like the fda and cdc are going to try to harmonize all of the booster recommendations, meaning they are not going to have different booster recommendations for pfizer, moderna or johnson & johnson. which is why we saw today the
moderna recommendations are exactly the same as the pfizer recommendations. that is, people over the age of 6-5, 18 to 64 immunocompromised or 18 to 64 if you have an occupational hazard. i think we will see that for all three of the vaccines. it will be interesting to see with tomorrow whether the fda allows or recommends not the same booster for folks with j&j because the data does suggest you can get a larger boost in folks with folks with one j&j shot if you are boosted with either of the mrna vaccines. >> about a month ago you said you thought everyone will eventually need a booster and it will be recommended for everyone. that's, obviously, not the case. do you still think it will be ultimately the case sometime? >> absolutely. i think it's pretty clear now that the mrna vaccines were probably three-dose vaccines. the j&j vaccine very clearly was originally a two-dose vaccine. so i think at some point
everyone who has had a full course will get an additional shot. >> for people who initially got the j&j vaccine, there is a new study from the national institutes for health showing that a booster for pfizer or moderna seem to provide a stronger antibody response. what should j&j recipients do if they want a booster? get a j&j booster if it's approved or try to get a pfizer or moderna booster? >> i think the first thing to say is they should ask their doctor what's right for them. and we'll see what the panel recommendation is tomorrow. it's very tempting to allow the j&j folks and mrna vaccine because the antibody boost was dramatically higher than following a second j&j dose. so we await their decision tomorrow. >> all right, thank you so much. could the supreme court expand? could it increase the number of justices? a commission set up by president biden just dropped its first
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breaking news for you in our politics lead. just minutes ago the first recommendations dropped from the commission president biden formed to investigate a possible shake-up of the united states supreme court. joan joins us. i know it just dropped. but tell us what you have been able to piece together about this. >> okay. in the last couple minutes, jake. here are the headlines for sure. the they are not recommendation. they are things being put forward by people who were on the various subcommittees that took testimony for the commission that was set up last april. a 36-member commission that president joe biden established as a compromise towards people who were saying we need to expand the supreme court, pack the court to counterbalance the sixth justice conservative majority against the three
liberals. and there are some ideas in here that are, take on the idea of expanding the number of seats with various ideas for the number, when that would be done, questions about term limits, looking at 18-year term limits. it looks like preliminarilily, not having been able to really delve into this massive preliminary report yet, it's several ideas on the table that would go to the size of the court, the duration of tenure, as you know, right now the justices are appointed for life. >> right. >> that's in the constitution. >> exactly right. and, jake, i will be interested to see just how they take on the idea of whether any kind of term limits will require a constitutional amendment, which i think it would. >> it would, absolutely. >> yeah, yeah. >> but you sat down with the senior liberal justice, stephen breyer. let's listen to a portion of that interview. >> does it irk you that you still get these kinds of questions from liberal
democrats, from the start they were asking whether you were going to be liberal enough. here we are after 27 years, there are expectations about whether you would want to retire to help out joe biden. >> it does irk me. the truth, i think, is there is always, you know, you can always hope for your more mature self, which is there sometimes. this is a country in which every day i see this in this document, but number one it's called freedom of speech. that means -- >> so you think let them say what they want? >> i do believe that. >> but you must be irked somehow. this must drive you nuts a little bit somehow, right? >> if you can -- i mean, please. was that -- >> reporter: i didn't mean to slip into an informal way of asking you a question, justice breyer. >> i was thinking of harry truman. if it's too hot, get out of the kitchen. >> if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen. >> or step off the bench,
something like that. >> what else did he say? >> he talked about some of these expected commission recommendations. he is discouraging court expansion, saying that he thinks that people should think long and hard about making any coined of major changes to the court. he once upon a time was in favor of term limits, like 18-year term limits, but he is going on his nearly 28th year. he certainly isn't favor in that for himself anymore. but he addressed court practices, issues of transparency. he also, jake, really showed how different he from his other fellow liberals. they are down to just the three of them, him and justice sotomayor and justice kagan. justice sotomayor has warned publicly about the disappointing rulgts that might be coming for liberals on the supreme court and justice kagan has written about how public trust could be diminished in what's known as the shadow docket at the supreme court.
justice stephen breyer isn't going there publicly. he is mainly saying this is a time to have faith in the supreme court and to know that it is always been controversial and we will survive this period. >> all right. thanks so much. also in our politics lead today, focus on the positive that was clearly the president's theme as he spoke on the pandemic this afternoon. president biden touting rising vaccination rates, covid cases going down. despite the progress, there are clear setbacks and the white house scrambling to address them. >> we are in a very critical period. as we work to turn the corner on covid-19. >> reporter: president biden attempting to reassure the nation. >> case rates are declining in 39 states and hospital rates are declining in 38 states. >> reporter: focusing on numbers moving in the right direction while those going in the wrong one are still plaguing the white house. >> we have critical work to do, but we can't let up now.
>> reporter: americans' confidence in the president's handling of covid-19 has dropped since he took office as more people now believe a return to normal is further away. 66 million eligible americans still haven't gotten vaccinated as the president pushes mandates that he wants owe -- he oncppos. >> vaccination should not be an issue that divides us are i the pandemic gripping the economy as an overcrowded supply kchain causes higher costs for consumers. the domestic agenda remains at the center of a standoff among democrats in congress. >> we are trying to work as fast as we can. we are waiting on two people. >> reporter: one democratic senator is calling on the house to vote on the infrastructure bill while lawmakers sort out the larger social safety net package. >> we are 19 days away from election in virginia. the president has a once in 50
year infrastructure plan. let's make it the law of the land. >> reporter: press secretary jen psaki says the white house is keeping the focus on both bills. >> does the president agree with that sent the? >> he wants to get both pieces passed which requires having the majority of congress to get that done. >> reporter: and, jake, it's not just about this governors race in virginia. the president was hoping to have some climate provisions to take him with him when he goes to a summit after going to rome for the g20 summit with other world leaders and his climate envoy john kerry admitted the stalemate is you hurting and it's not the best message as democrats are fighting how to proceed and whether or not that stalemate will be resolved by the time the president leaves the country at end of the month remains to be seen. let's bring in the panel. jackie, let me start with you. w president biden spoke today for exactly six minutes about the around administration's progress on covid. this is becoming something of a
pattern. they are trying to keep him on message. he made remarks opt supply chain yesterday. no questions. same deal after the jobs report on friday. is this beneficial? does it work well this way? obviously, there is a lot going on and people want to hear from the president about a lot of issues. >> from a reporter's perspective, no. we have lots of questions. >> what about from his perspective? >> keeping the president on message in terms. white house is probably what democrats and -- hillary can speak to that more than i can, they want to keep steady and all those negotiations that are happening behind closed doors because clearly there is no resolution yet. all the things that need to happen within the democratic party in order to push, you know, the infrastructure bill and they are trying to pressure pelosi into getting that on the floor and everything going on with reconciliation. there is no son census yet. so staying the course elsewhere is probably what they want. >> there is in new poll showing 42% of americans, 42% have a great deal or fair amount of
trust with biden when it comes to accurate covid information. it's down seven percentage points from last month. the new cnn poll shows overall job approval rating hayes ticked down to 50%. that's higher than other polls in the 40s. do you think that the communication strategy, these short speeches, whatever, is working? >> i don't think it's particularly working. again to kind of echo what you were saying from a reporter perspective it's frustrating to be a white house correspondent and not recall the last time you were in the room when the president took questions. beyond that, i think at this point when the president's numbers are dipping, say, on the economy and covid in particular, when you look at those subject matter areas, that should be a cause for concern for them because those are issues in which the president was deemed to be competent. that is why many voters say they elected this president, they believed that he could essentially put the pandemic behind us, you know, help strengthen, shore up the economy, and some of that is, i will acknowledge, not entirely within his control in terms of
some of the economic ups and downs. but i think that when voters begin to lose their confidence in his ability to handle specifically the pandemic, that, you know, we have seen time and again the pandemic is at the top of every voters' concern. we are not hearing that much about infrastructure reconciliation when you talk to voters. it's covid and tied to that -- >> it's already happening with losing kfls in him. we have sewn it in several polls. >> yeah. >> when it comes to handling the pandemic. >> and his approval righting is in the 40s nationally. some of these battleground states it's in the 30s. people in pennsylvania and virginia and wisconsin. they are worried. is there a way for biden to turn this around or is this -- how do you perceive this? >> i don't think that the problem is fundamentally one of messaging strategy. i think there is not a good message to sell right now. that doesn't mean that's going to be the case forever, right? maybe the time of the midterms next year we've got good covid trends or maybe we are not thinking about covid let's hope and a good economy.
right now people are not happy with the covid situation. people are not happy with how high prices are, and no matter how gifted biden and his team is, that's a problem that's going to be impossible to overcome. >> this is a frustration, of course, for terry mcauliffe, the democratic candidate for governor a few miles away in virginia where biden is something of a drag on the ticket, even though he won virginia by ten percentage points last year. >> you know, the news about covid actually is getting better, breakthrough infections are decreasing and we should be clear about that. and the president has, you know, done these vaccine mandates which seem to be working except in states where respect governors are resisting it and making it difficult for local leaders and business leaders that joe biden is on the right track -- >> they got a democratic governor in virginia right now. it's not a problem. >> i am going to jump off the conventional wisdom bandwagon about virginia. i just don't think that the fate of terry mcauliffe is direct -- as directly tied to joe biden. this is a guy who has been
governor before. he couldn't have higher name recognition in virginia. he thought he was going to sort of blaze back to glory on the, you know, the path of hating donald trump, and that message isn't working as well. and so i think there is this, you know, notion that actually voters are keyed into other things besides donald trump. and my guess is that if terry mcauliffe were spending as much time talking about schools and talking about health care and talking about the things that glenn youngkin is talking about, he would be way ahead because he was a good governor. i am for him winning. he was a good governor in virginia. >>es is to democratic now from the national democratic perspective i think there is only downside in this race. if terry mcauliffe wins, it's democratic state goes for mother democrat. if he loses an earthquake for national democrats, whether or not it should be, that's the way it will be intercepted. >> to donald trump called in to an event for glenn youngkin and had high praise for him.
glenn youngkin is the gubernatorial nominee. he was not at the event. he does not want to talk about this, it seems, from what he says. when cnn caught up with him today, it took youngkin more than two minutes to offer this response in return. take a listen. >> spoke about you last night. said glenn is a great guy. you don't have any thoughts? >> he is a great guy. >> humbly, i think i'm a pretty good guy. i am working for all virginians. i appreciate those comments and i appreciate everybody's support. >> i appreciate everybody's support. donald trump is, like it or not, the leader of the republican party. and he is -- i appreciate everybody. >> and democrats are eager to have donald trump on the ballot. you saw that in california, right, with the referendum there. but i agree. i mean, i think to some degree there are a lot of nuances to what is happening in virginia. i think this is tied into
dynamics around schools. terry mcauliffe himself is a candidate. as a republican running anywhere in this country right now, i don't think you can escape the idea of donald trump as a standard bearer of your party. and democrats are eager and we have seen terry mcauliffe be eager to run -- >> one of the things -- >> he doesn't want to do anything to tamp down the enthusiasm going on among virginia republicans right now and going against donald trump, that is problematic. >> he wants to win, young inwants to win over a lot of suburbanites who voted for biden and see youngkin as moderate. one of the problems is that the virginia republican party is somewhat -- has been radicalization. not by trump. it was radicalized by corey stewart and others. at the same rally that trump called in, attendees pledged albjens to an american plag that the host claimed was part of the, quote, peaceful rally on january 6th. young kin was asked about that pledge today. take a listen. >> to be clear, i don't think if
that -- i wasn't involved, and so i don't know. but if that is the case then, then we shouldn't pledge allegiance to that flag. by the way, i have been so clear. there is no place for violence. none. none in america today. we have our trite to assemble and protest protect inside this great country and this great commonwealth. but there is no room for violence. >> it's a tough line to walk. >> yeah. often seemed to me in his handling of trump and other elements of the party that are difficult for youngkin, it's a high-wire act and every once in a while somebody like trumps reechls out and shakes that wire. >> it's tough to escape though. >> well, but i think you have to assume that voters in virginia, i mean, you know, joe biden didn't win with democrats and donald trump didn't win -- didn't lose by republicans. the independent vote in virginia is strong and those voters are kind of sick of donald trump and that's why i think there is, you know, this back and forth of is
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an apparent act of terrorism carried out by a man armed with a bow and rarrow. it left five people dead in norway. a small city located about 50 miles southwest of oslo, the capital of norway. melissa bell is live for us in norway. the police are revealing new information about the suspect. what are you learning?
>> that's right, jake. we're learning more about this 37-year-old danish national who'd grown up here in norway and who had a history of radicalization. he had had contact with the police before, but not over the past year. he was known to the police for that radicalization. the police chief says we need to find out more despite his history. now, he was due to appear in court tomorrow morning. we've learned from the prosecutor that that may not be the case since he's being questioned tonight to work out his psychological profile and whether it is psychological care he needs. just to give you an idea of what's happening, this is the vigil that's been created over the course of the last 24 hours. it is nearly midnight here in norway. still people are out here, trying to work through exactly what went on just over 24 hours ago in this, one of the
sleepiest, most suburban residential areas that you can imagine. things like this simply don't happen here and yet, over the course of half an hour, five people killed. four women, one man. several wounded. and this man on a rampage, armed simply with a bow and arrow. this is a community very much in shock. a country very much in shock and trying to come to terms with what happened. >> so horrific. thank you so much, melissa bell. also on our world lead, a possible shift by israel on the government support of an iran nuclear deal. since the u.s. pulled out under the deal, iran has reved up its capability. president biden wants the deal back and as cnn reports from jerusalem, he may be getting surprising support from israel's new government. >> former israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu credited himself with convincing former president donald trump to pull out of the iranian nuclear deal.
>> frankly perhaps most importantly getting out of the terrible iran nuclear deal. >> but now the new israeli leadership is changing the tone. as the biden administration hopes to return to a deal. even if the americans believe it may be a long slog. the prime minister warning that iran is closer than ever to a nuclear bomb. >> translator: unfortunately in the past three years, the iranian have made a huge jump forward in the uranium enrichment abilities. the nuclear program is at its most advanced stage ever. >> now enriching ewe rain up60%. of what sources in the prime minister's office say out loud. it was a mistake for netanyahu to press trump to get out of the deal without a well thought out plan for our israel follows up. bennett's tone, a significant departure from 2015.
>> the deal as we said is worse than the worst case scenario that we have anticipated. >> compared to this week. >>. >> translator: just sitting and waiting for a decision from tehran whether to return or not to the decisioiscussion table. >> israel's defense minister, even more explicit, telling foreign policy magazine, israel would be willing to accept a return to a u.s.-negotiated deal, although they would want to see a u.s. plan b in case talks failed and will always reserve the right for military action. a message repeated by the foreign minister in washington this week. >> other options are going to be on the table if diplomacy fails. >> get past the saber rattling and the shift in tone from israel's government on the deal seems clear. they feel trump and netanyahu got it wrong. so jake, that reflexive, almost
automatic opposition that we've become accustomed to hear from israeli leadership over the past few years seems to have just melted away. just a few hours ago, a senior israeli official in washington briefed reporters that after extensive meetings, they feel the israeli and american approach is compatible. >> appreciate it. one family talking about an alarming mistake after they took their children to get a flu shot. how about a throwback? you got it. ♪ liberty, liberty - liberty, liberty ♪ uh, i'll settle for something i can dance to. ♪ liberty, liberty, liberty, liberty ♪ ♪ ♪ only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty, liberty, liberty, liberty ♪
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wolf blitzer in "the situation room." i'll see you tomorrow. happening now, the january 6th select committee is now moving steve bannon in criminal contempt after he defied his subpoena deadline. i'll ask the chairman about what comes next and when his team expects to get answers. also tonight, moderna booster shots just got a green light from fda vaccine advisers. they unanimously recommend that a third dose for older and at-risk americans. this as the president warns we're in a very critical period right now of this pandemic. and a huge new union strike is adding to the pressure on president biden. he's now facing multiple blows to the u.s. economy at once. is his messaging part of the problem? we want to welcome our viewers here in the united state