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good wednesday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm jim sciutto. the key word on capitol hill this morning is compromise. big compromise. any moment, speaker nancy pelosi is set to meet with house democrats after president biden informed progressives there will be huge concessions to his social spending and climate package. in an effort to get moderate senators led by joe manchin and kyrsten sinema to sign off, sources tell cnn that biden discussed a big drop in the
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spending bill's price tag. more than a half down. he told them that top white house priorities such as tuition-free community college are out. along with other major cuts to key agenda items. >> the president also making it clear he wants an agreement before he heads to europe next week. the end of the month. that's prompting a renewed sense of urgency among top senate democrats. >> got to get it done and want to get it done this week. >> it is now time to fish or cut bait. we have something the american people want and they want now. >> there is an increasing feeling of the need to get this done. sooner the better. >> enough talking. it is time to get this done. >> joining us now, jeremy diamond from the us who, melanie zanona on capitol hill. jeremy, the president as jim pointed out dropping that price tag, making some cuts to programs. clearly something else is happening. there is a very obvious shift in
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tone that we're seeing. what was the messaging, how much do we know about what the president said behind closed doors in terms of getting it done now. >> yeah, there is clearly a sense of urgency on all sides now between the white house, the progressive faction and some of those moderates. but a deal is not yet in hand. that's important to note. the president and the white house are working to try and get to some kind of a framework agreement by the end of the week. it will be scaled down from even what the president was talking about just a few weeks ago. the president yesterday talking about an agreement in the range of $1.75 to $1.9 trillion. earlier he was talking about $1.9 trillion to $2 trillion. that's already a shift and different from the $3.5 trillion that the white house and progressive democrats had initially envisioned. some of that, of course, means there are going to be some key programs the white house is pushing that are going to be
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cut. that includes free community college program, for example, for two years envisioned by the white house. that appears to be out of this plan. as well as the clean electricity performance program. that is something that would incentivize power plants to switch to clean energy. that was being opposed by senator joe manchin. other programs are also being reduced. the paid family leave from 12 weeks to 4 weeks. looking at the child tax credit, only extended for another year and funding for home care initiatives dropping to $250 billion from $400 billion. this is all about the compromise that is happening, but the president making clear to these democratic lawmakers that there needs to be some kind of agreement before he heads to glasgow for the cop26 environmental summit. the president wants to make sure the climate initiatives are included and he has something to show other world leaders. the climate provisions still being hotly debated.
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>> melanie, you look at some of these concessions here on key elements of this agenda. they're enormous. on paid family leave, from 12 weeks to 4 weeks with income limit of $100,000, just a one-year extension of the child care tax credit. that's big in here for democrats. they say that cut childhood poverty by 50%. big question, is that enough to get them all to agreement? >> that's a good question, jim. nancy pelosi will have a caucus meeting with her democrats. the goal there is to unite her deeply divided caucus and rally them behind the idea of a compromise. they're operating under a new sense of urgency and a new timeline and that's to come up with an agreement or general framework before the end of this week on that massive economic package. the hope is that that could actually unlock the necessary votes for a bipartisan infrastructure bill. if you remember, progressives would not vote on infrastructure until the reconciliation bill passed both chambers, but we're starting to see a number of them
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including the chair of the congressional progressive caucus soften on that stance. we're hearing a number of democrats talk about the importance of compromise, something we haven't heard a lot before. >> progressives understand we have to compromise to get 50 votes. 51 votes. that's the reality. we want to make sure senator sanders is on board with it. and if that happens, we'll get on board with it. >> you got to get 50 votes, 200 votes in the house and if this is the best deal we can come up with, let's get this deal and move forward. let's keep working on other priorities. >> democrats are trying to put some points on the board before the november 3rd virginia governor's race. and i'm sure that will be part of the message this morning from speaker nancy pelosi. jim, erica? >> we'll see if they can get to agreement this time. thank you very much. president biden will discuss
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his ambitious legislative agenda and take questions from the american people during a cnn town hall with anderson cooper. can't imagine better timing. airs tomorrow night at 8:00 eastern time only on cnn. more breaking news, the white house has just released plans to roll out coronavirus vaccines for children aged 5 to 11 years old. a plan for rolling it out as soon as they're authorized for younger children. >> we will be ready to get shots in arms. kids have different needs than adults and our operational planning is geared to meet those specific needs. including by offering vaccinations and in settings that parents and kids are familiar with and trust. >> the fda's independent panel of vaccinated advisers is scheduled to meet next week. they'll consider pfizer's request for emergency use authorization for that age group. joining us to discuss, dd
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dr. ashish jha. always great to have you with us. when i heard this that the white house was putting it out it signaled two things. they're starting a full court press ahead of that meeting for potential eua recommendation and the fact that they are driving home this point that they are targeting 25,000 doctor office community health centers. this is all about making parents more comfortable and putting it in a setting that they know. >> yeah, good morning. thank you for having me back. there are several things going on here. one is just the logistical stuff. these are different doses than the ones for adults. what we don't want to do, what happened with the trump administration is there was no plan for implementation. we don't want to do that. we want a plan ready for implem implementation, so the day after the cdc signs off on it, kids can start to get vaccinated. a lot of parents are extra careful about their children and want to turn to their trusted
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voices, pediatricians among them. the white house is working with pediatricians among others to make sure vaccines are available where parents want them. >> in addition to expanding the age group that will be approved for vaccination, we're also expanding the groups of people getting booster shots. cnn reporting close to recommending this, not just for people 65 and older or immunocompromised, those 40 and up, that's a big chunk of the population, when i reach that age, this might be important news for me. the policy, the recommendation is going to be moved toward everybody getting a booster at some point? >> this will be driven by evident and data. my belief looking at the data out of other countries, israel, we don't have great data out of the u.s. yet, my guess is we're all going to end up needing boosters. the data now says older people.
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high risk people, it is very, very clear. i think the data is emerging that people over 40 would probably benefit. right now that's where the evidence is. >> there was also some concern about younger people, younger older people ending up in the hospital which is part of the reason this is prompting this shift. can you put in perspective for us, we go by the data, we go by the science. this is ever evolving. it can be confusing to people. science changes and we have to follow the pandemic as it changes. >> there is two sets things going on, the virus is changing, the delta variant is different than the one we were dealing with six months ago. we should change our response. our knowledge changes. and what we're learning is that after a certain period of time, vaccine efficacy wains. when you look at people who die
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between august and september, most are older. you see some people in their 50s and late 40s who got very, very sick and ended up dying. we want to make sure we're protecting that population, a booster can potentially be helpful. most of those are unvaccinated people. we still see some people with breakthrough infections who get quite sick. >> vaccinations save lives and save hospitalizations. we see that in spades. thanks so much. >> thank you so much. new this morning, new york city is now requiring all city employees to be vaccinated against covid-19, no long wer wh weekly testing instead. city workers must have one dose by 5:00 p.m. on november 1st or be placed on unpaid leave. the new mandate covers more than 160,000 workers including police officers and firefighters. >> we're asking our public servants and our first responders to do what they do best, lead us forward, help us
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out of the covid era. if they choose not to, they go on unpaid leave. they have a chance to correct. here is the interesting fact in our schools, 3500 employees who originally said nope, i'm not getting vaccinated, in the last two weeks they came back, got vaccinated and resumed work. >> we're less than two weeks to the date. the nypd says its vaccination rate is approximately 71%. fire department says around 60% of their uniformed workforce have so far gotten the shot. a long way to go. >> from one coast to the other, overnight officials in los angeles announcing a plan to delay a vaccine deadline there for city employees until december 18th. the city council has to vote on this. city officials are calling this their, quote, last best and final offer. cnn national correspondent nick w watt joining us from los angeles with more. what happens here to those who don't comply, they face corrective action. what does that mean? >> reporter: they don't actually
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spell it out as being term termi termination, but this was supposed to have kicked in fully at midnight last night. and in some senses it did. but there is this proposal on the table to give these city employees a little bit more time. quite a lot more time to really comply and the issue is latest numbers about a third of the lapd officers, a quarter of l.a. fire department have not been vaccinated yet. that's more than 4,000 people. this new proposal would say, all right, we're going to say you're not in compliance right now, but you got really until december 18th to get your shots. there is a catch, though. if you still haven't got your shot, you are going to have to be tested twice a week, do that on your own time and you are going to have to pay for it out of your paycheck, that's more than 500 bucks a month. listen, here in l.a., officials really talk tough on vaccine mandates. but it is clear here that they
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really don't want to actually fire anybody. what they're trying to do is to get as many city employees as possible vaccinated without having to fire them. erica? >> understandably they don't want that headline. we'll be watching to see if this is perhaps the boost that some folks need. nick watt, appreciate it. thank you. still ahead, i'll speak with the progressive democrat in one of those negotiation meetings with president biden. can he support a significantly scaled back spending plan? plus, former president trump's legal team making one more last ditch effort to stop the release of hthe white house documents to the committee. what they were looking for when they raided two homes belonging to a russian oligarch. ♪ there are beautiful ideas that remain in the dark.
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overnight, former president donald trump making a last ditch effort to block the national archives from releasing documents to the january 6th committee. his legal team is asking for a preliminary injunction and a hearing within 21 days. >> making a lot of efforts to hide evidence about what went on before that day until a federal judge intervenes. those records will be handed over on november 12th. cnn law enforcement correspondent whitney wild joins us now. whitney, we have been here before, constant stall tactics with any investigation going back to when he was spread. how quickly does this move. >> we'll have to see when it lands on the judge's calendar. they're looking at how can they manipulate the calendar. we know if a judge doesn't intervene as you said, the documents will be handed over from the national archives to
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the committee november 12th. they have asked for this injunction, they asked for a hearing within 21 days. that's november 10th. there is a two-day wiggle room here, jim and erica, for a court to actually intervene. this injunction is asking -- focuses on a list of documents and makes the claim that the presidential records act is unconstitutional. they are basically begging a judge to intervene here which gives you a sense that they really don't want these documents to be handed over to the committee and that eventually very likely come to light, jim and erica. >> as we watch that, the january 6th committee, of course, unanimously voting to hold steve bannon in contempt of congress for defying his subpoena. and some really direct comments from liz cheney last night as well, whitney. >> last night was a critical moment in this investigation for a list of reasons you just laid out. first, they made this concrete movement to hold steve bannon in criminal contempt of congress, something that people wondered if they would be able to do, now they're doing it.
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this will hit the house floor thursday. then go on to the department of justice. the other critical moment that happened last night was liz cheney basically laying out this theory that if steve bannon and trump have nothing to hide, why are they fighting so hard. here is what she had to say. >> mr. bannon's and mr. trump's privilege arguments do, however, appear to reveal one thing. they suggest that president trump was personally involved in the planning and execution of january 6th. and this committee will get to the bottom of that. >> if the question throughout the process has been how aggressive can the committee get, these two moments last night give you a sense they're going to be as aggressive as they possibly can, not only in their actions, but also in their speech. >> whitney wild, thank you very much. joining us now to discuss,
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former federal prosecutor elliott williams. you heard liz cheney making an explosive allegation here, that trump and bannon have something to hide. i don't want to remind folks that this allegation doesn't come from nowhere. i want to play sound from steve bannon one day before january 6th on his podcast. have a listen and i'll get your reaction. >> all hell is going to break loose tomorrow. just understand this. all hell is going to break loose tomorrow. it is not going to happen like you think it is going to happen, okay. it is going to be quite extraordinarily different. and all i can say is strap in. the war room, a posse, you made this happen and tomorrow it is game day. so strap in. >> a posse. that's circumstantial evidence, i suppose. this shows why the committee, does it not, wants to get at those private conversations between trump, bannon and others on that day. >> jim, i think it shows something even better, how
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foolish steve bannon's executive privilege claim is. what he's doing right there is speaking to an audience without the president present, not about something or matters dealing with the white house. how is this individual in any universe claiming that's a statement that ought to be protected. so at a minimum, he's got to come in and testify as to the things he said on that podcast on january 5th. if he wants to make a claim about what he said to the president of the -- okay, do that in court and have that lose too. that very clip is -- that's devastating for that executive privilege claim he's trying to raise. >> to your point, he needs to come in and discuss that moment, right, if not everything else, let's look at what we know about steve bannon. are there any signs that point to a moment where he would cooperate in any way? he said even just a couple of weeks ago, i stand with trump, full stop. >> yeah. and it is clear based on the way the committee is speaking about him and dealing with him he's
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behaving in a different manner behind the scenes than kash patel or mark meadows or the other foblks. if you look at the report, the committee put out on monday, laying out all the ways in which they tried to contact steve bannon and all the ways he said wasn't going to appear, it is clear he's just frankly as the law says willfully defying a subpoena. which is warrant of a criminal contempt charge here. >> this process, it is punitive rather than remedial. the committee has given up on trying to get bannon to cooperate here. can they get the same information, evidence, commentary, testimony that they need from other potential witnesses without bannon? >> yeah, maybe. it is punitive, not remedial. but it is a criminal charge and that can coerce someone into testifying. he is a central witness. let's be clear. even taking liz cheney's statement, it is clear or i would think she's got more evidence or information than we
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have available to us, right now. it would be irresponsible to make a statement like that without knowing a little bit more. there is a fuller record than we have seen. he's an important witness, given all the communication he would have had with the president, given all of the above. so, yes, it is very much in our interest as a nation to hear from him. but some of that information could come from other sources. >> yeah. and real quickly before i let you go, in terms of what we saw from trump's legal team, right, this new effort now asking for preliminary injunction, they want a hearing within 21 days, how do you see that playing out? >> it is more time. look, even if that preliminary injunction request is denied, he still has a right to appeal it, which takes even more time. why it could potentially be a loser of an argument, one of the points you need to prove to win a preliminary injunction is you would likely win on the merits. and it is a pretty weak claim.
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so a court -- even if the court -- a court could shoot it down and deny it. but it is just going to take more time. and it is a successful way in many respects of gaming out the system to take more time. >> a well worn page in his playbook. >> yeah. yeah, no, we have seen it before. yeah. absolutely. >> elliot, thank you. >> thank you. just ahead, president biden prepared to make major concessions to get a sweeping social spending bill over the finish line. one that would define his legacy. how are progressives feeling about it this morning? i'll speak with a member of the progressive caucus next. we're moments away from the opening bell on wall street. wall street may struggle to continue a five-day winning streak. stock futures wavering as investors watch corporate earnings with big tech, on the fence there. there is increasing optimism over the trajectory of corporate profits, even in the face of these ongoing supply chain constraints.
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president biden set to make major cuts to what was a $3.5 trillion spending bill, telling democratic lawmakers he's ready to drop that price tag by more than a trillion dollars. what is out, two years of free community college, paid family leave also trimmed. the child tax credit paired back there are major signals that
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progressives are willing to sign on and compromise. here to discuss, congressman richey torres of new york, a member of the progressive congressional caucus, vice chair of the homeland security committee. i have to say, i have noticed a clear change in the language and the messaging which started last night, has certainly continued into this morning. specifically from representatives ro khanna, ami bera, pramila jayapal. they're far more optimistic. what happened in that meeting? did the president give an ultimatum? >> no, the president was listening to the priorities of each member. and, you know, the president is a man on a mission. he's intent on passing not one but two of the largest infrastructure investments in the history of the united states. and the purpose of the meeting was to impress upon members of congress the urgency of delivering for the american people. the president wants to get this done as quickly as possible. that's the core of his message. >> there is something that
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changed that this surgurgency, h has been there, has taken on new significance and new meaning. is this simply about the president needing something when he goes to glasgow or is there more to it? >> i think there are two dynamics at work. first, the deadline, the surface transportation authorization is set to expire on october 31st. there is a greater sense of urgency as we approach the deadline. the president is set to go to the g-20 and he views the build back better act not only in domestic terms, but in geopolitical terms. it is important for the united states to demonstrate that we can lead on critical challenges like climate change and that democracies cannot only survive, but thrive in the 21st century. he views it from a global perspective. >> is there any discussion about domestic concerns about next year's midterms? >> there was no discussion of politics, the conversation was primarily centered around policies and the people whose lives are going to be uplifted as a result of those policies.
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the child tax credit. >> i was going to say, speaking of those policies, i know you -- it is my understanding you made it clear to the president, the two that are most important to you are the child tax credit and affordable housing. let's take those one by one. we look at the child tax credit, what we're hearing is this would only be extended by one year. it would likely be means tested. you said back in april, the american families plan isn't complete without a child tax credit going on to say without making that permanent, we'll live to regret it. can you support a bill that does not make this permanent or would you regret that? >> i have a rule of never negotiating in public. the public is keenly aware my highest priority is the child tax credit. i said he could be to the 21st century what fdr was to the 20th century. the greatest difference between fdr's new deal and joe biden's build back better is racial equity. there is no greater triumph of racial equity than the child tax credit, which led to radical reductions in poverty for black and brown families and we have
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an obligation to sustain those reductions well into the future. i do have a concern that a one-year expansion would be a death sentence for the child tax credit if the republicans were to assume control in 2022. the child tax credit would likely be left to expire. millions of children would likely be plunged into poverty and our greatest triumph of great racial equity would be undone. so i'll fight my heart out to ensure there is a long-term expansion of the child tax credit. >> congressman ro khanna this morning told my colleague brianna keilar i think we feel once we extend it the republicans won't be able to take it away. do you see this being then a separate bill down the line? >> i mean, i respectfully disagree with that analysis. a republican party willing to derail the peaceful transfer of power and sacrifice the full faith and credit of the united states is more than willing to deny income support to poor people. so i would not take for granted the inevitability of an expanded
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child tax credit. our mission should be to expand it for as long as we can. >> looking at affordable housing, you spearheaded a letter signed by a number of others this week. you specifically about affordable housing. you listed some priorities in there that my quick math added up to $7.2 billion. we can put that up on the screen. we're hearing numbers that perhaps were floated in the meeting yesterday that fall short of that number. can you tell us what the president's commitment to you if at all was on housing, affordable housing in this bill and if that number falls short, is it a deal breaker for you? >> there was no number that was specified, but there is a concern that affordable housinging could be on the chopping block and what i said in my conversations with the president, i quoted the great philosopher jimmy mcmillan who said the rent is too damn high. i said we can't build back better if the rent is too damn high and the united states has become dangerously unaffordable.
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wear we're living behind our essential workers. we have the working poor, we have the working homeless. 50% of the household heads in the new york city shelter system are working people. many of them are essential workers who put their lives at risk for all of us, but who find themselves languishing in a shelter because the rent is too damn high. there is not a single county in america where an essential worker earning minimum wage could afford a two-bedroom apartment. our essential workers made our country work for us. we have to make our country work for them. we have to make america affordable to all americans. >> i only have time for a yes or no, do you think the president heard you? >> look, the president said that he has seen the power of section 8 housing in his own life, he understands on a personal level the importance of affordable housing. >> we'll continue the conversation. thanks. >> of course. we'll see if the president was listening. ahead, the fbi raids two homes connected to a central figure in the russia investigation.
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the fbi has raided two homes tied to a russian oligarch who was a central figure in the mueller investigation. oleg deripaska in connection to a probe out of the new york's office. he has close ties to russian
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president vladimir putin and was connected to paul manafort. the u.s. sanctioned deripaska back in 2018 in response to russian interference in the 2016 election. joining me no w to discuss, andrew mccabe, former deputy director at the fbi. good to have you on this morning. >> thank you, jim. >> so a representative for deripaska released a statement saying these searches related to a u.s. sanctions investigation as opposed to looking back at the mueller investigation regarding election interference in 2016. based on your reading of this, does that seem accurate to you? >> well, it is the -- i think it is the most likely explanation. however, i would point out that there is really no way to separate the sanctions from the mueller investigation. you'll recall that in april of 2018, deripaska was sanctioned along with about six other
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oligarchs and several government officials because of their involvement in mettlie meddling presidential election. >> are there still -- the mueller investigation went on for a number of years, investigating those central claims, right, one, how russia interfered but was there any involvement of trump campaign officials and except for a couple instances, for instance, paul manafort sharing internal campaign data with a russian contact, attached to russian intelligence, mueller was not able to stand up the central claims or suspicions or allegations. is that -- are those threads done as far as you're concerned? >> i think some of them are probably dead ends at this point. so for instance continued investigation of paul manafort would be time wasted. manafort has been -- was pardoned by president trump, so really can't be held responsible for those things any longer.
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however, that doesn't mean that the fbi should stop focusing intently on characters like oleg deripaska and others, russian oligarchs, russian business men who clearly were engaged with individuals associated with russian intelligence, like constantine kilimnik to undermine our democracy in 2016. that investigation, the counterintelligence implications of that investigation i would be pretty confident continue to this day. >> the trend lines here are not good. in 2016 russia interfered. the question was did they get help from the trump team, that's not been able to stand up. but in 2020 you had rudy giuliani openly meeting with the ukrainians tied to russian intelligence who seemed to be providing him deliberately and him accepting some false information about joe biden. you have a very real possibility of trump running again. i wonder where has the country been left after all this, if you
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haven't policed it so far and really haven't been any penalties, does it just make it more likely to happen again? >> there is no question, jim. 2016 opened the door and in 2020 we saw people like rudy giuliani and others associated with the administration run through that door. not just walk through it, but run through it. in a very blatant and forward way. let's not forget that the special counsel team was able to draw a very, very tight line from oleg deripaska through his deputy to constantine kilimnik, the deputy of paul manafort, we know manafort was directing the exchange of internal polling data. some of the precise communications the mueller team was not able to get because manafort was using encrypted platforms to do those and also because he lied about it. we know he lied about it.
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that's why he lost his agreement and got convicted and went to jail. it happened. they couldn't prove it in a way to bring it into court and bring conspiracy. in 2020, giuliani was just open about it. right. traveling to ukraine, meeting with known intelligence service connected people, trafficking in disinformation that had been provided to him essentially by the russians. so this is a flood that we absolutely have to stop. if we don't want -- if we want, excuse me, to keep the malign fl influence of foreign governments like russia out of our democratic process. >> we'll see if that action takes place. andrew mccabe, thanks so much. >> thanks, jim. still ahead, queen elizabeth canceling a trip due to medical advice. what buckingham palace is saying next. helps keep baby's skin drier and healthier. so every touch will protect like the first.
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queen elizabeth canceled a trip to northern ireland, this cancellation coming at the last minute after royal doctors advised her to rest. the queen, of course, is 95. she was supposed to visit today and tomorrow. buckingham palace says she reluctantly accepted that medical advice and decided to cancel the trip. >> a source says this is not related to covid, releasing a statement that her majesty is in good spirits and disappointed she will not be able to visit northern ireland. get well. >> exactly. meantime, today cnn audio is
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releasing the first episode of clarissa ward's podcast "tug of war." as you know, clarissa is on the front lines of conflicts around the globe, documenting power struggles and their impact. >> she spoke with afghan citizens who watched two decades of progress crumble under the taliban's rapid advance taking over the country. here is a preview. >> i never thought i'd be do this, but i'd be encouraging people to leave. no woman's life is going to be better. yes, hopefully the bloodshed would stop. afghan women deserve to live, not just survive. and any scenario that i can imagine, it's just going to be survival, at least for a while. >> clarissa, i was speaking with
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the former ambassador yesterday who made a point about the collapse of these hopes for women in afghanistan. i wonder, as you were speaking to them there for this podcast, what did you hear? is there any hope? >> i think the story isn't over yet, jim, in the sense that the pal ban may not have chased. we're seeing more and more evidence that they're the same organization or a very similar version of it from what we know of the 1990s, but the people after afghanistan have changed a lot over the last two decades. we see that in these extraordinary acts of courage from ordinary people, women, taking to the streets, protesting despite taliban fighters carrying whips, beating them, trying to disperse them violently. they still return to the streets demanding their rights. there has been a definitely shift, i would say, but this is the sort of whole issue that i'm
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exploring in this podcast, is this tension between autocracies, which we know are on the rise, and democratic grassroots movements which are inspiring and fascinating in terms of the level of courage and conviction that they demonstrate, but also, in terms of the sort of david and goliath scenario whereby you have these huge powerful, often violent actors in state roles, and then ordinary people engaging in extraordinary acts of courage trying to defeat that state, and how feasible and successful with these movements be. >> it's a lot of these stories that bring people in, especially talking about afghanistan and especially here in the u.s. it seems to me, at least listening to podcasts over the last couple years, one of the things i love about them, is they give you more time to explore those connections and those personal moments to bring
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people in. >> absolutely. this was a learning curve for me. i hadn't done audio of it before. i loved it because i get to take the viewer or the listener in this case along on the ride with me. i'm constantly doing little audio diaries telling them about the things i'm seeing, smelling, experiencing, having more vulnerable emotional moments myself, making connections with people i'm talking to. these are the moments that often don't make it on to the front page of the news or the first story on the evening news, but they really instruct the way you understand or feel about a conflict or culture or people. having a podcast really provides an outlet to explore that and to really get into the storytelling and to take people on the journey with us. >> well, it sounds really fascinating. you can check out -- subscribe as well, to clarissa's new podcast "tug of war."
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very good wednesday morning to you. i'm jim sciutto. >> i'm erica hill. from holding firm to let's make a deal and let's do it fast, right now house speaker nancy pelosi wrapping up a crucial meeting with her democratic caucus as she tries to hash out


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