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reelection campaign. >> first, campaign manager bill steppian. the committee believes steppian may have been deeply involved in the messaging behind the lie the election was stolen. the so-called stop the steal effort. and john east man, the lawyer who crafted trump's six-point plan for the vice president to overturn the election, then blamed mike pence for the capitol riot. >> also subpoenaed here, former senior campaign adviser jason miller, the committee is focused on miller's presence on january 5th. so the day before the insurrection, at the willard hotel, the command center to overturn the will of the people. also national security adviser michael flynn who supported military intervention to flip the results of the election. >> mike flynn was apparently at a december oval office meeting where they talked about using emergency powers, declaring a national emergency, or seizing voting machines.
he gave an interview in which even i think talked about martial law. as you point out, this was someone, albeit for a short period of time, who was the national security adviser to the president. but the other witnesses are also very important. some participated in the so-called war room at the willard hotel on january 5th, and we want to hear what they have to say. >> angela mccallum was also subpoenaed. she was the national executive assistant to trump's 2020 reelection campaign. and lawmakers believe she was involved in the effort to spread false information about voter fraud. and finally, former new york city police commissioner bernard kerik, they want more information about the work he did with rudy giuliani to, quote-unquote, investigate voter fraud that never existed. >> bottom line, how far will the committee go to enforce the subpoenas if these trump allies follow past practice and don't comply? they have been having trouble
getting some of the most prominent witnesses to cooperate. so let's dig in on all this. it's time for three questions in three minutes. let's bring in former federal prosecutor michael zeldin. also host of the podcast with michael zeldin. good morning, nice to have you this morning. >> good morning, guys. >> good morning. it includes people who were incredibly close to the former president obviously. but among all these people, who would you say is most significant and why? >> for me as a lawyer, it's john eastman because east-man is the one who fabricated the basis for the argument to pence that he could send this back to the state legislatures for review and recertification. so you have two parts of this. those who were perpetrating the big lie, and then eastman creating the legal cover for pence to send it back to the state legislature, which was the whole purpose of this stop the steal effort.
>> does this list, sir, provide any new hints about the scope of the committee's investigation into president trump personally, do you think? >> well, it's interesting because this list seems to show that the committee has moved, in part, at least, beyond what happened on the capitol steps and in the capitol building to how did this thing get planned. who was behind it, who spent the money for it. and trump could well be a part of, if you will, the conspiracy of players here who was actively involved in planning and executing this strategy. so it could touch him. but it depends what others have to say about him. >> so, michael, let's talk a little about what's going on over at d.o.j. a little over two weeks ago as we know, the committee referred the former trump adviser steve bannon for mrprosecution becaus he defied the subpoena.
we don't know if that has gone to a grand jury yet. when reporters asked about it yesterday, listen to what his response was. >> this is a criminal matter. it's an ongoing examination of the referral. we evaluate these in the normal way we do, the facts and the law, and applying the principles of prosecution. >> stan, why that answer would be unsatisfying to many people who want to know why in their view this might be taking so long. two weeks, for many of these cases, might seem like a regular amount of time. but put aside the timing. if d.o.j. doesn't prosecute bannon, michael, why would any of these other witnesses that they've now subpoenaed comply? >> well, that's exactly the point, that they wouldn't comply because this sets the precedent that you can stonewall the committee without consequence. i think what merrick garland has to figure out, though, is like with don mcgahn and with john
bolton during the mueller period, is there a, you know, palatable defense that i don't have to appear until a court resolves whether or not former president trump has the right to assert executive privilege with respect to their testimony. so that is, i think, a bit of a wrinkle in the merrick garland decisioning process. we talked about this previously, though. bannon has no credible claim to executive privilege. he was not an employee of the white house. he did not give counsel to the president as contemplated by executive privilege. it's frivolous. and so it seems to me that this is the case that merrick can easily say there's no viable defense here. this is pure obstruction and, therefore, we have to bring charges. >> michael, just quickly if i could, do you think if this actually, for whatever reason, there's a declination, if the
grand jury doesn't indict or the grand jury decides not to indict, do you know if we will get a statement or some indication of that? >> yeah, i would think so. i think the pressure is politically for merrick to explain what happened here, why there was a declination, why the grand jury decided not to indict or why he decided ton proceed with request for indictment is an imperative for him. the one last thing i would add is he may defer. he may defer until the court case with trump and the executive privilege claim is settled, and then make a decision. >> yeah, that might be one of the things slowing this whole thing down which was the entire intent. michael zeldin, thank you so much. >> nice to see you. >> appreciate it. >> my pleasure. a challenge for the biden administration balancing optimism the economy is strong and recovering with pessimism over inflation. a new cnn poll found more than a third of americans call the economy the most pressing problem facing the country. 58% say president biden hasn't
paid enough attention to the nation's most important problems. rising gas prices probably has a lot to do with that. the price at the pump still a 7-year high. gallon for regular, 3.45. last year 2.11. there is not much the white house can do for gas prices. opec has declined pressure from white house and other leaders to further increase oil production that would cool off prices. and president biden has so far declined to tap the strategic petroleum reserves, america's emergency supplies. even if he did, it would only provide temporary relief from higher prices meaning an important inflation indicator for american families is flashing red. sicker shock is causing anxiety for millions of americans. over the weekend goldman sachs warned inflation might get worse before it gets better, as supply and demand issues take longer to work themselves out. yet triple record highs in the stock market again yesterday, i think about the differences
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for the astroworld music festival in houston did not include contingency for a crowd surge even though two people were killed two years ago. the festival director is the only person with authority to stop the concert. the concert went on for some 40 minutes after injuries were first reported. >> the promoter live nation says it has turned over closed circuit video from that event. live nation has been cited in the past about safety violations about a dozen times, including in 2018 when someone had to be hospitalized after being hit in the head with a 6 foot metal post. >> so crowd control has also been an issue at other travis scott concerts. >> push up against the front and spread all away the cross and fill in the whole front. the pressure becomes very great
up against the barricade. you will see a lot of crowd surfers in jen, but also you see kids trying to get out for safety because they can't breathe. people don't know how bad it will be with the crowd. >> that's from a 2019 netflix documentary. a member of scott's team telling security guards to expect rowdy fans. scott reportedly pleaded guilty twice before to charges after encouraging fans to rush the stage. not including the 2019 crowd surge or astroworld. houston's fire chief says travis scott shared responsibility for the crowd safety. >> if the lights would have been turned on, the promoter or artist called for that, it would have chilled the crowd. and who knows, who knows what the outcome would have been. but everybody in that, in that venue starting from the artist on down has a responsibility for public safety. >> also this morning, "the wall street journal" is reporting
that investigators are looking into whether a tainted batch of illega illegal drugs, fentanyl played a role in deaths and injuries. cnn is told compression in the crowd left little room to breathe. >> as crowds get more tightly packed together, it doesn't take much for what's happening in one place to kind of ripple through the crowd. we think of outdoors as being plenty of air, plenty of space, and yet as long as you have debt ends for a crowd, so places where people can push up against each other, it doesn't really matter if you're indoors or outdoors. what matters is bodies can get packed in very quickly. >> all eight of the victims have been identified. scott says he is paying for their funerals. one of the injured is just 9 years old. he is in a medically induced coma to ease brain injury. he went to astroworld to see his
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welcome back. the prosecution could rest its case today in the kyle rittenhouse murder trial. the jury heard critical testimony by a paramedic shot by rittenhouse in kenosha and survived. we get more from cnn's omar jimenez. >> reporter: good morning, christine. good morning, laura. gauge grosskreitz was the only survivor of those shot by rittenhouse in 2020. it centers on the moments leaded up to the shooting, the loaded gun he had on him at the time which he said was routine, and the position of that gun at the time of the shooting. now, as grosskreitz testified, he saw rittenhouse and believed he was an active shooter. then he was among the group that began chasing in the direction of rittenhouse. some people even confronted rittenhouse physically, then gunshots, including the one that killed anthony huber and
grosskreitz testified he was z afraid he was going to die. >> after you raised your hands, you saw the defendant re-wrack the weapon? >> yes. >> what did you think was going to happen? >> in my experiences and in my inference in that moment, for the defendant had pointed his weapon at me and i had put my hands in the air. re-wracking the weapon in my mind meant that the defendant pulled the trigger while my hands were in the air, but the gun didn't fire. so then by re-wracking the weapon, i inferred that the defendant wasn't accepting my surrender. >> reporter: and then during cross-examination, the defense honed in on that same moment, but went past the time when grosskreitz's hands were up. >> when you were standing 3 to
5 feet from him with your arms up in the air, he never fired, right? >> correct. >> it wasn't until you pointed your gun at him, advanced on him, with your gun, now your hands pointed at him, that he fired, right? >> correct. >> reporter: as you can imagine, that's a pretty critical exchange in this case. after that prosecutors came back and further pressed grosskreitz on the positioning of the gun as he testified he did not intentionally point the gun at rittenhouse and felt he was imminently going to die. remember, this just involves rittenhouse and grosskreitz. rittenhouse is also facing homicide charges to which he's pleaded not guilty to stemming from the killings of anthony huber and joseph rosenbaum. christine, laura? >> wow, all right. the latest now in the trial of the three men charged with killing the jogger ahmaud arbery in jugeorgia.
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good morning, everyone. welcome back to "early start." i'm laura jarrett. >> i'm christine romans. it is tuesday morning, exactly 30 minutes past the hour. time for our top stories to keep an eye on today. the house january 6 committee issuing six new subpoenas to top trump campaign associates. they include attorney john eastman and former national security adviser michael flynn. both were key players in perpetuating trump's big lie that the 2020 election was stolen. aaa predicts thanksgiving travel is about to bounce back in a big way. more than 53 million americans are expected to be on the move. that's a 13% increase from last year and just 5% below pre-pandemic 2019 levels. some senate democrats calling on president biden to tap the nation's emergency oil stockpile to keep gas prices down. on sunday the energy secretary told cnn the president is considering the move after major oil producers declined to
increase output. pfizer is seeking emergency use authorization from the fda for the coronavirus booster shot. right now boosters are technically only approved for adults with underlying health conditions and those who work in high-risk areas. the trading platform robinhood confirms it was hit by a data breach exposing the personal information of millions of customers. it says no social security or bank account numbers were exposed. state farm standing by packers quarterback aaron rodgers. they say he has been a great ambassador. he was misleading the team when saying he was vaccinated and he wasn't. state farm encourages everyone to get vaccinated. the justice department has asked a federal court to lift a temporary hold on president biden's vaccine mandate for big companies. cnn's jasmin wright joins us live from washington. jasmin, good morning. the white house wants companies to abide by this mandate while it plays out in court.
so what happens now? >> reporter: that's right, laura. if it were up to the white house, employees would continue getting their shots in anticipation of that january 4th biden administration deadline. as you said, as this court process plays out, yet when the department of justice responded to that whole federal court's place on the biden rule mandating private companies with 100 or more employees, companies with federal contracts should be vaccinated. they argued against a longer hold on this case and white house press secretary -- deputy white house press secretary pierre said to reporters during a briefing yesterday, take a listen. >> we think people should not wait. we say do not wait to take actions that will keep your workplace safe. it is important and critical to do, and waiting to get more people vaccinated will lead to more outbreaks and sickness.
the department of labor has a responsibility to keep workers safe, and the legal authority to do so. >> reporter: so the point here that jean pierre and the d.o.j. overall is making they know it takes multiple weeks depending which shot you get, pfizer, moderna or johnson & johnson, two to four weeks to be considered fully vaccinated. they are arguing for the court to lift this hold, allowing this expedited legal process to play out. they say which would play out well before employees have to get their shots to make that january 4 deadline. the d.o.j. said the claims lacked merit as most of the asserted claims, they said, hadn't even taken place because, again, that deadline is so far off, because at the end of the day this white house, this president sees that these voluntary mandates are what are kind of bridging this gap between getting the unvaccinated vaccinated and keeping the vaccinated vaccinated, right. he says knthese are a way the country can move past by getting
enough americans to get those shots into their arms. and they do not want to lose the progress that they have seen because of these voluntary mandates. they want this court case to move along and for folks to continue to get their shots. laura? >> we will see where it goes in court. jasmin, thank you. all right, to the job market now, the jobs recovery is gaining momentum. the big question, will a booming job market bring in women off the sidelines? critical here for the recovery. we know there are nearly 3 million more women out of the work force than before the pandemic. 3 million missing women in the job market. it's the "shecession." a couple reasons women tend to work in service sector jobs that ended during the pandemic. thousands of women quit their jobs to take care of kids going to school at home. economists hoped school reopenings and vaccinations would help get more women back to, would. but there was no rush of women back into the job market yet this fall. the pandemic changed how people think about their family, their safety and their job.
economists say it could take years for the nation's female work force to get back to its pre-pandemic size. >> seems like child care is one of the linchpins to all of this. >> and elder care, too. >> yes. >> and also we know -- we know the american consumer experience before covid was built on millions of women working two part-time jobs and balancing child care, and now that's just not feasible for many families. all right. now to this. lawmakers are very used to getting blowback from what they failed to get did you think. one member of congress says he's been harassed for actually trying to deliver for folks back home. congressman fred upton was one of 13 republicans to vote for the president's infrastructure bill last week. he is, of course, from michigan, home to several high-profile water crises, involving lead pipes in places like flint, benton harbor. the infrastructure rating was given a d-plus grade in 2018. >> partly thanks to upton's vote, more than $10 billion will head to michigan to help fix the
lead pipes a lodge with bridges and roads. that's money going to his constituents because he acted. despite that one of his constituents left him this voice mail. >> [ bleep ] traitor. that's what you are. you're a [ bleep ], [ bleep ] traitor. i hope you die. i hope everybody in your [ bleep ] family dies. you [ bleep ] piece of trash [ bleep ]. you're stupider than he is, you dumb [ bleep ] traitor [ bleep ], [ bleep ], [ bleep ] piece of trash. i hope you die. hope your family dies hope everybody in your [ bleep ] dies. you piece of [ bleep ], [ bleep ]. traitor. >> congressman upton shared that voice mail with cnn. his office says it is not an isolated incident. notice the word traitor used over and over which should be no wonder since upton's colleague congresswoman marjorie taylor
greene tweeted the phone numbers of those who voted for the infrastructure bill and called them traitors. upton calls the voice mail truly fl frightening for him and his staff. he regrets a bipartisan bill became a political football. >> doing the work of the people becoming something the fringe -- >> most people are not leaving him those types of voice mails. but that one is so truly horrendous. you have to show what's actually going on. >> important to know the mood of some in the country. all right. 38 minutes past the hour. new satellite images revealing china's military has built mock ups of u.s. warships for possible target practice. and new reporting this morning suggests china is rapidly preparing its own military with technology to counter the u.s. let's go live to taipei and bring in cnn's will ripley. nice to see you. it is not unusual for countries to buildup mock ups of their adversary. given the last 18 months, the
temperature rising between these two countries, this is note worthy. >> reporter: and what is also note worthy, christine, are these brand-new satellite images released just minutes ago by washington think tank csis. not a mock up, but actual aircraft carrier that china is almost finished building in shanghai, that has technology equivalent to u.s. aircraft carriers. this would be china's third aircraft carrier. the other two are using outdated soviet technology and ski slope runway that requires a lot of fuel, and only certain planes can actually take off. this new aircraft carrier according to satellite images uses the catapult, that is the main stay of america's 11-strong aircraft carrier fleet. a catapult can push planes in the air with less fuel burn. a variety of planes can be brought on a carrier with this technology. experts saying it is pretty much on par with what the united states is using, perhaps even more advanced than some of america's older carriers. but, of course, america has been
using these things for decades. this would be china's first, so there is still a lot of operational knowledge that china just doesn't have which is why an expert, military expert here in taiwan told me it's still going to take quite a while for china to catch up. how long is it going to take for china's navy to pose a credible threat to america? >> i assume they still need to -- a lot of time because if you want to become a global navy, the first you have the outside base, global base. >> reporter: are we talking years or days? >> years i think. they still need more than 20 to 30. >> reporter: 20 to 30 years? >> 20 to 30 years. >> reporter: now let's talk about those mock ups. these are other images that have been reviewed by the independent united states naval institute. they show in the desert in zing zhang they have built it
possibly for target practice analysts say. they have been testing ballistic missiles, more than the rest of the world combined. potentially meant to sink aircraft carriers which is the main stay in the indo-pacific region. >> important story, so glad you're there for us. will ripley, thank you so much. we'll be right back. >> are you ready to start a great career? >> safelite is now hiring. >> you will love your job. >> there's room to grow... >> ...and lots of opportunities. >> so, what are you waiting for? >> apply now... >> ...and make a difference. >> singers: ♪ safelite repair, safelite replace. ♪ >> man, i love that song!
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vice president kamala harris has just touched down in france, her first official european trip. a test for the biden administration. jeremy diamond is traveling with the vice president and joins us live from paris. good morning. this is to nurse the french/american relationship back to health especially after the sub deal with australia. >> reporter: no doubt about it. listen, president biden already met with president macron on the side lines of the g20 just a couple weeks ago. step one of rebuilding and revitalizing that relationship has certainly already been accomplished. but now vice president harris is looking to take that a step further. that is why she arrived this morning here in paris for a five-day trip, which is pretty long when you consider the length of these kinds of diplomatic missions typically. a clear gesture to the french
president emanuel macron as well as the french people that the united states cares deeply about the relationship with france and they do want to nurse it back to full health. but french officials have made very clear while they are moving on from that submarine deal that saw a french contract with australia sunk, essentially, that while they are moving on from that, they also do want to see concrete actions match some of the rhetoric we have heard from president biden and his administration so far in terms of strengthening the u.s./french partnership and in terms of the questions of european defense autonomy, a key priority for the french president. and so where does vice president harris fit into that? it's going to be difficult for her to actually come away from here with a clear-cut deliverable showing that that relationship has been starkly improved, and that those commitments to be able to bring those american commitments to the french. at the same time, a lot of this is going to be focused on the gestures. she is going to be highlighting
the strength and the length of that u.s./french partnership with a visit to the u.s. american cemetery here in paris. a lot of other visits happening this week. certainly it will be a diplomatic test for the vice president as well particularly after that first foreign trip to mexico and guatemala city which was rocky given one of the interviews she gave there. we will see how this trip goes after the next five days. laura, christine? >> jeremy diamond with possibly the best live shot of the day with the eiffel tower in the background. thank you so much. all right, drama at nato's eastern border, hundreds if not possibly thousands, escalating the weeks long migration crisis happening there. cnn's frederik pleitgen live on poland's border with germany. they accused belarus's authoritarian fed of encouraging this influx. why? >> reporter: well, not just encouraging it.
actually called it hybrid warfare against the european union. they also call this a state-sponsored human trafficking. they say essentially europeans sunk lukashenko after he forced the landing of an airliner. he said he waged war by luring people first from iraq to come to belarus, and then to bring them, physically bring them to the border with the european union. the situation that we have right now, there were some dramatic images overnight of people trying to breakthrough. the polish authorities say between 3,000 and 4,000 migrants are still camped out at that border. the poland -- polish authorities say they are not going to let those people through because they say they believe that alexander lukashenko is trying to blackmail them. of course, lukashenko denies that's what he's trying to do, but the polish authorities say they are going to remain
steadfast. now, of course, christine, some of the people who are there, they do manage to get through that border. the vast majority of them try to come here to germany. that's what you see behind me here. that is actually the german border police, german federal police. they stepped up their checks as well. they say they are coming across, an increasing amount of people who have made it here, want to claim asylum here. they say the vast majority of those who do come across do take that route via belarus to get there. and just one final word. it certainly seems like a big crisis that is not going to go away any time soon. you can see in some of the images the tent city that has sprung up there at that border and certainly the poles are saying they are digging in for the long run. they even want to build a wall on nato's eastern flank. christine? >> a wall on nato's eastern plank. thank you, fretd. keep us posted. a pastor might have saved lives in his church. a man walks to the altar and
starts waving a gun as the pastor is praying with several people. the pastor sneaks around the side and tackles the gunman from behind. you're going to see before any shots are fired. several church members helped the pastor hold the man down until officers arrived. just incredible bravery. >> disaster averted. let's get a check on cnn business this tuesday morning. looking at markets around the world you can see asian shares closed mixed. tokyo fell. europe has opened higher here. and on wall street stock index futures are narrowly mixedment it was another day of triple record highs for major stock market averages. a strong earnings season shows companies are managing well through supply chain nightmares. they are making money. stocks, averages are up double since the bottom of the covid crash. double, the dow closed up 104 points. did not take much for records for the s&p 500 and the nasdaq, we have a key inflation report in a couple hours, the producer price index for october. this shows you the other side of
the strong economy, inflation, a concern we know americans are talking about. that index will measure the prices that producers receive for their goods and services. tesla shares are bouncing back a little this morning. they fell 5% monday after elon musk took a twitter poll whether he should sell 10% of his stock in the company. 58% said millions of votes whether he should sell stock, but it might being taxes not the twitter verse that would be the push behind the selling of the shares. he faces a tax bill if he exercises stock options in a few months. if he doesn't use them he'll lose them. musk asking twitter whether he should sell stock. no other c.e.o. like elon musk. >> always dangerous to take to twitter for a question like that. a controversial taunting call has bears unhappy this morning. andy scholes has this morning's bleacher report. hey, andy. >> the nfl is cracking down on taunting. we had a questionable call that
greatly impacted the game between the bears and the steelers. fourth quarter it was third and 7 for the steelers. cash us marsh is going to get the sack on ben roethlisberger. and then he's going to do a spinning jump kick. his signature celebration. then he kind of looks towards pittsburgh's sideline, walks over there a little bit. then on the way back to his sideline, marsh says head referee tony checked him and then threw a flag for taunting. >> if i were to do that to a ref or touch the ref, we would get kicked out of the game, possibly suspended and fined. i just think that was incredibly inappropriate, that's all i'll say about that. >> yeah, he said after the game the contact with marsh had nothing to do with the taunting penalty. the steelers ultimately took a field goal on that possession. the bears would take the lead. mooney's touched with under 2 minutes to go. the steelers were able to get in position to kick a game-winning
field goal with 26 seconds left to win it. 29-27. to the nba things getting heated between miami and denver with under two minutes to play. denver's jokic grabbed the rebound and markieff barreled into him. he leveled morris right back. morris on the ground for several minutes as he was checked out by the crew for the heat. he did get up, walked away with what they're calling an apparent neck injury. jokic ejected could face suspension and fine for that play. they beat the heat 113-96. president biden honoring the milwaukee bucs at the white house yesterday. the bucks, the first nba champions to visit the white house since the obama administration. president biden praised the team for their work fighting for social justice. he was impressed with what he saw from finals mvp giannis .
>> just 26 years old. what makes it special, you won the title with your brother who is here today and you join another brother already with a ring. what a hill of a family. i think you win the gene pool. >> giannis said, what a day for him. growing up on the streets of greece with no money and then to be in the white house celebrating an nba championship meeting the president is just an incredible accomplishment. >> very cool. andy, nice to see you. andy scholes. thanks, andy. also cool splashing down off the coast of florida in their spacex crew dragon capsule, ending a six-month stay in space. the returning team known as crew two was made up of astronauts from nasa, france and japan. their journey home represented one last challenge. the toilet in the capsule was broken. they had to rely on diapers for the nine-hour trip home. >> yikes. i wonder about the smell.
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