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and another count related to his refusal to produce documents for the committee. let's get straight to jessica schneider. she's outside the courthouse where this all just took place. when should we expect to see bannon in court? >> that's the big question here now, jake. we're waiting to see how exactly this plays out. i was inside the courtroom when this magistrate judge, judge robin mariweather said she would sane this arrest warrant. the question becomes, does steve bannon surrender or is he arrested. an arraignment date has not been set but his case was just assigned to a trump-appointed judge, judge carl nichols, who was appointed by donald trump in june 2019. so the question is, when does steve bannon possibly get arrested? when does he surrender? that still remains to be seen. but a federal grand jury handing down this two-count indictment this afternoon. this is a grand jury who at least heard from one witness as we saw today.
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our producer, hannah, has been staking this out for several weeks. today she noticed the activity. we came down to the courthouse. we saw an fbi agent going into the grand jury courtroom, presumably testifying, and then shortly thereafter, that's when two prosecutors from the u.s. attorney's office came out of the courtroom, walked two courtrooms down to the magistrate courtroom and that's where they handed down this indictment that was returned by the grand jury. the foreperson of the grand jury was also in the courtroom. and the magistrate judge said she would be signing this arrest warrant for steve bannon. this is a justice department, according to the attorney general's statement, who has acted according to the rule and the law. we saw that play out today with the federal grand jury returning this indictment. attorney general merrick garland issued a statement very shortly after news of this indictment came out, jake, saying that they adhered to the rule and the law here and that's something the attorney general has stressed all along. obviously, not wanting to appear
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like the doj under president biden is playing any sort of politics here. >> jessica schneider outside the courthouse, thanks so much. let's turn to kara scannell. you have new reporting about former president trump's own legal problems. >> i do. first, i want to add something to what jess was reporting. we just learned from one source familiar with the matter that steve bannon will self-surrender on monday to face these charges. but as for the former president, he just scored two big legal victories. i'll start with the most significant. the former apprentice contestant summer zerbos served the former president -- sued the former president for defamation after he lied about her allegations that he had sexually assaulted her. we're learning today through a court filing and her attorney that she has agreed to drop that lawsuit. to dismiss the lawsuit. there are very limited details here but her attorney did say in a statement that today the parties have ended zerbos versus trump. after five years, she no longer
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wishes to litigate against the defendant and has secured the right to speak freely about her experience. she stands by the allegations in her complaint and has accepted no compensation. so she and the former president have agreed to drop this litigation. and that's significant because a judge had just ordered trump to sit for a deposition in this lawsuit by december 23rd. so now that is now complete. the other big legal victory is his former fixer michael cohen had sued the trump organization for legal fees. a judge just dismissing that lawsuit and trump will have to pay no damages. the judge dismissed that with prejudice so michael cohen cannot rebring this lawsuit. reached out to michael cohen. he is considering whether to appeal this ruling. >> kara scannell with two decisions or happenstances that are good for former president trump. i want to bring in preet brara who was fired by president trump. so much to talk about. >> we do. >> first, obviously, the big
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story, trump's former adviser steve bannon was indicted for criminal contempt of congress. he's expected to turn himself in on monday. what is your reaction? >> so i have been predicting it. a lot of people have been predicting it. it's a very unusual thing as people have been pointing out in the last hour or two and before. this is the first time the doj has charged someone with criminal contempt of congress in 38 years. you rarely have a situation where someone has been so defiant of a congressional subpoena that where their claims to privilege were some other reason for not being able to testify are so weak. so i think it was expected. people were losing patience a little bit. it's been 22 days to bring any kind of criminal case against someone, particularly one that the whole world will be following. you have to make sure that you cross all your ts, dot all your is, but the case is clear. it's important both for the case of steve bannon and getting information from him. both testimony and documents.
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but also for sending a message to all the other people who are going to be defiant. varying levels of defense to the subpoena. but i think it's important message to them that the justice department means business. >> how much do you think this will actually have an impact on the other people in trump's world who have been subpoenaed or the committee, the january 6th committee is trying to get information and testimony from them because you can certainly argue that bannon does not have a claim to executive privilege at the time he wise a private citizen. he's been out of the white house for years. but mark meadows was white house chief of staff at the time. so many of these other individuals worked in the white house at the time. joe biden, the president who actually it's up to, in terms of waiving or asserting executive privilege, has said no for meadows, for example. but might courts see it differently? >> yeah, i think the different people have different levels of argument they can make. among the whole crew and it
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worked out this way for a reason, steve bannon has the least. he wasn't in the employ of the executive branch at the time. he was an outside person. he also was completely blanket refusing to come testify. you'll see that jeffrey clark, a former doj official, basically did what steve bannon did but in a more subtle way. showed up. showed respect to the committee. invoked privilege at various junctures. answered some mundane questions but that's a way of showing respect for the committee and reasonableness in the minds of that person. so someone like mark meadows has a better argument, and i think that the committee is going to have to pick and choose. i don't think they'll make referrals as to every witness with whom they have difficulty getting information from. they'll have to pick and choose for precisely the reason you say but there's a sliding scale of the arguments they can make. most of them have poor arguments. when you do something like this that's so rare and fraught and politically charged, the clearer
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the case you can make, and it's clear in steve bannon's case, the better so you get -- folks don't think they can betray and defy subpoenas with impunity. it depends on the person. >> what happens if on monday steve bannon goes to court. he's released on his own recognizance and then says to president trump in a private conversation, look, i did what i did but now they're threatening for me to go to jail. i'm just going to do what jeffrey clark did, not be an id knrot it but still not share anything. tell them the day of the week is tuesday and anything they already know and then just assert the -- they can't assert executive privilege but he can assert his fifth amendment right against self-incrimination. i don't think this ends with steve bannon ever testifying, does it? >> well, it need not. the only thing you can do in this case is bring a criminal charge, which the justice department has done. then he gets a faur trial and if
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he gets convicted, he goes to jail for between 1 and 12 months. that doesn't -- they don't take you into a courtroom, and at gunpoint tell you to talk. this is a statute designed to incentivize someone to talk and punish somebody who defies an appropriate subpoena and doesn't talk. doesn't force the testimony at all. as for the scenario you laid out, it depends on how cute steve bannon wants to be. he's already taken the position that he doesn't respect the committee. doesn't need to turn over any documents or say anything. rehabilitating him by being cute by half and now coming in and saying, i'll tell you some stuff, like my name, rank and serial number. i don't think it's going to stop the criminal proceeding. all i'm sake saying about jeffrey clark, he's gained some amount -- some amount of argument that he was respectful to the committee and criminal charge is unwarranted. i don't know that it's not going to happen in jeffrey clark's case either. i think steve bannon played it in a way that almost compelled
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the justice department, upon getting the referral, to bring the criminal charge. >> if there is suspicion of criminal activity by steve bannon, why can the fbi not just seize his email and see if there are any records? i guess that's the question i have because if they don't think that there's actually -- if there's possible criminal activity, then what is this all for? >> we don't know what documents they have. so, yeah, the documents that the committee is seeking from steve bannon are things that steve bannon has in his possession, presumably, electronic and otherwise. but the committee has the power, as i understand it, to subpoena third parties and that includes documents relating to email records. >> but i'm talking about -- not the committee but the fbi. >> yeah, no, sure. the fbi certainly -- i don't know what the fbi is doing in that regard. the fbi is seeking and has sought and received thousands and thousands of pages of documents and records and communications with respect to all sorts of people who have been charged and probably yet uncharged in connection with the
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january 6th insurrection. so as far as i know, the fbi is seeking in obtaining that kind of information from steve bannon and from the people who he used to communicate with. >> preet bharara, thank you. more on the breaking news next. steve bannon indicted for contempt of congress. plus, could be it the very end of the control over britney spears? we're expecting a ruling on the pop star's future any moment. stay with us. observing investors choose assets to balance risk and reward. with one element securing portfolios, time after time. gold. agile and liquid. a proven protector. an ever-evolving enabler of bold decisions. an asset more relevant than ever before. gold. your strategic advantage. feel stuck with student loan debt? move to sofi and feel what it's like to get your money right.
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wanted to talk about today but we have all this breaking news. "saving grace." speaking the truth, stay centered and learn to co-exist with people who drive you nuts. we'll talk about this at a future date. it's a wonderful book getting wonderful reviews. so your reactions to this big news. steve bannon, one of trump's most powerful advisers who has built an entire cottage industry around war room, maga, stop the steal, blah, blah, blah. what do you think? >> i think steve bannon, it makes sense he'd push the limits of legality. not the first time he's done this. if not for president trump's pardon, he'd still be dealing with the legal entanglements of alleged fraud where he was alleged to have pocketed a million dollars from trump supporters who wanted to donate to build the wall. this is not steve bannon's first brush with the law. but he doesn't have a president trump in the white house to save him this time. and i think when it comes to him versus the other people who are in potential trouble here, his set of incentives are different
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because him being a bomb thrower or martyr are different than if you are a more establishment person but the rule of law is the rule of law. just because you have a popular podcast and commands a lot of trump's base does not get you out of that. >> right. i think that steve bannon does fashion himself as a martyr. i don't know this changes much of the calculation for himp. it's not a conviction. we'll see if he -- >> high might like this. >> he might like this whereas if you're mark meadows and some of the other trump administration officials who have been subpoenaed by congress and are refusing to cooperate, this may send a message that there will be consequences for refusing to do so. and that's why this decision is so significant because it really does reinforce that congress has the authority to carry out oversight of the executive branch. that is one of its core responsibilities. and you will be held -- you will potentially be held accountable if you defy a subpoena request or refuse to cooperate with an
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investigation. and the biden administration has also made its position pretty clear here where they don't really see this as a case where executive privilege applies. this is something, this attack on democracy january 6th is fundamental for the american public to get to the bottom of what happened, who was involved, what they knew when they knew it. this is a significant thing that could have implications for the rest of the committee's work. >> adam kinzinger called in at the top of the show and said he fully expects that if republicans retake the house in a year, they'll kill this committee. so he wants this to go quickly because he thinks they are living on borrowed time. >> the clock obviously is running and all of the delay tactics have been meant to try to run out that clock. this is obviously good for the bannon brand. different if you are a working lawyer who needs good standing in a bar, for example, not that kind of a bar. the bar. then if you were to be indicted and then convicted, that would
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obviously impact your ability to practice law. if you're operating outside the system anyway and the worst penalty is a month in not a prison but a jail, maybe that's worth it for your brand. i'm watching something different. you saw jim jordan tease it just in the last few minutes which is the idea that in letting this go forward, the biden administration is undercutting its own executive privilege or the future of executive privilege. i understand why that's a captivating argument. i'm not sure it's true, but i'm interested in hearing more about that. >> just to give background on that. congressman jim jordan, one of the big maga guys in congress, republican of ohio, if republicans take control of congress in -- of the house in a year, he likely will be the chairman of the judiciary committee and i'm hearing buzz from the hill that within a couple of months he will start impeachment proceedings against joe biden. and i asked a member of congress who told me this, for what, and the member of congress said, for
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whatever polls best. >> yeah, that's problematic. i think would be the right word. the thing that i'm looking for is, i do think it's great for the bannon brand. when people are saying why didn't he just go in and just talk to them. i think this is exactly what he wants to do. he wants to be a martyr. would love to go to jail. it's something republicans are going to weaponize and it's going to be, look at the lawless democrats and the politicized justice department and joe biden going after his political enemies, even though that's not what happened here. but that is how this will be spun. i can almost guarantee it on the right this will be used as another way to get the voters ginned up and if you are steve bannon it will be another way to say, i am being persecuted by the biden administration. >> just to remind folks, i ran this clip not long ago, but kinzinger referred to this when i interviewed him about why steve bannon's testimony is so important because people think that he had knowledge of what was about to happen on january 6th from this popular podcast.
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take a listen. >> all hell is going to break loose tomorrow. just understand this. all hell is going to break loose tomorrow. it's not going to happen like you think it's going to happen, okay? it's going to be quite extraordinarily different. and all i can say is strap in. the war room, a posse, you have made this happen and tomorrow it's game day so strap in. >> well, i mean, he's either the second coming uf nostrodamus or he knew something was going to happen. >> he seemed like he was trying to take credit for, it's my posse. it's the people that listen to my show are going to be doing things tomorrow. in a way, yes, it's important to do an investigation but he's already put a lot out there putting himself at the center whin a lot of what happened on january 6th. i was interested by something you said, kirsten, about the impeachment question and the idea this is something republicans would pursue if they got the house back. i think it would be a gross misreading of the mandate that
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republicans would get if they -- look, republicans are doing quite well in the polls right now. feeling good about next november and every reason to be. it's highly likely there will be a speaker kevin mccarthy. and i'm sure that he's not interested in continuing the january 6th commission and i'm sure that if jim jordan wants to bring impeachment proceedings, there won't be a lot of resistance. that's not why americans will be electing republicans, at least what we know now about why they're dissatisfied by biden. it's the cost of living is going up, questions of handling of covid, not because they believe that biden has done something worth impeaching. >> if you had impeachment power and sodium pentathol, what questions would you ask of biden? i'm of the opinion we'll never get a full accounting of him because ultimately he'll either go to jail or, and be glad to do so. great for his brand. so he will end up doing what is the smarter chorus which is to agree to testify and just take the fifth, plead the fifth and
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not answer any questions. what do you want to know. >> what did he mean when we said tomorrow is game day. you have no idea what's going to happen tomorrow? there's a lot of subtext in what he was talking about there. and there were these efforts, of course, to undermine the outcome of the election, to delay the certification of the vote. but i think it's pretty clear in steve bannon's comments in that podcast there was war planned on that day. and it wasn't just going to be a rally and then a peaceful protest at the capitol. it ended up, of course, it culminated in the insurrection. and for steve bannon, for a lot of these other officials, what did they know in the weeks, months, days prior to those events? and i think there's this select committee and the investigation there and then there's also these records from the white house, from the trump white house also still sitting with the national archives and a protracted legal battle over that. there's a lot of communications in trump's inner circle we haven't been able to see that could reveal a lot more about what they knew before, during
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the united nations is calling catastrophic conditions. this is happening on the border between poland and belarus. and there is fear the situation could escalate into a military confrontation with the u.s. and eu allied on one side and russia on the other. today russia and belarus held joint paratrooper drills near poland. exercises that the belarus defense ministry says was in connection to the border situation. cnn has exclusive coverage of this crisis on both sides of the belarus/poland border. fred pleitgen is in poland. matthew chance is in belarus. let's start with matthew who went to the migrant camp and has had a look at the dangerous conditions they're facing. >> reporter: these are the desperate trapped on the front line of europe's latest refugee crisis. we gained exclusive access to the burgeoning camp at the polish border in belarus.
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help, help, the little boy shouts. but there's barely enough help here to keep everyone alive. already people have died in the cold as polish forces stand guard on the other side. you can see how close we are just across this razor wire fence are polish security forces there on polish territory keeping a close eye on the situation trying to prevent refugees, migrants from this camp here in belarusian territory from crossing over that front line. there are thousands of people here. 2,000 now, say belarusian officials but migrants still flooding in from the middle east and asia, it could be 5,000, they told cnn in just another week. for europe, that's a threat. warming your children's gloves here? >> yes. >> most have already paid big money to traffickers or belarusian travel agents just to
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get this far. >> you are telling me you've paid $2,000, which is a lot of money. >> right. >> to come from iraqi kurdistan to here? >> yes. >> do you think you're going to get through? do you think you will go to germany? >> yes. >> you do? >> yes, we are -- we are going to germany. >> but do you think it will happen? you'll try? >> yes. we'll try. >> reporter: and the more migrants arrive, the more desperate their plight. we witnessed these refugees, frantically scrambling for firewood, essential supplies as temperatures here plummet. belarusian aid workers arrive with food and water, the scenes are even more. >> i'm hungry. >> i hope you get some food. >> these are pretty extraordinary scenes. you've got belarusian military
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forces essentially trying to push back the crowd of migrants that's gathered around this distribution of aid. they're just giving out plastic bottles of water, but the people here are so desperate for any kind of nutrition, any kind of food, water, shelter. look, they are being asked now to kneel down in front of the belarusian security forces. when they kneel down, then some of them are being allowed to go through. who is this? >> his name is azhi. >> how are you? you good? you speak english, too? do you speak a little bit of english? >> reporter: this woman and her 4-year-old son travelled to belarus from iraqi kurdistan to help her child. >> we came here because of my son. because he needs an operation. >> he needs an operation? >> yes, operation. >> oh, no.
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>> he can't walk without this. >> i see he's got this splint on his leg. >> can't walk. >> why didn't you do this operation in kurdistan? >> because not very good. maybe fail, the operation failed and we need to go to germany. the doctor told me that the operations in germany very good. >> reporter: but now germany looks a long way off. with belarus and the rest blaming each other for this crisis. it's these people stuck in the middle paying the price. jake, tonight belarusian border officials warn the number of people in that refugee camp, on the border with poland, could double in size in the next week if the crisis remains unresolved. back to you. >> stay with us. i want to bring back fred
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pleitgen on the polish side of the border. let's talk about this. fred, german chancellor angela merkel says she's trying to de-escalate the tensions along eu borders. we're learning that twice this week she spoke by phone with russian president vladimir putin who is, obviously, on the belarusian side of this. exactly what is merkel calling on him to do? >> yeah, and, of course, it's clear why she's trying to do that. so interesting in matthew's piece where you saw that pretty much everywhere there, the people who are there, they want to go to germany. so angela merkel feels she needs to get involved. she admitted that she wanted vladimir putin to play constructive role. she said she asked vladimir putin for help. she's actually getting criticism here in europe now for thinking that vladimir putin would actually play a constructive role from the last read out from their phone conversation, the most recent one, apparently all vladimir putin said is that he believed the only way out of this was for the eu to restart dialogue with alexander
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lukashenko. the european union has no interest in doing that after you had those elections in belarus which the eu says they believe were not free and fair after the opposition was crushed in belarus after belarus brought down an eu-flagged commercial airliner and after this is happening. the eu is talking about tougher sanctions rather than dialogue with lukashenko. >> russia, it's not just closely allied with the dictatordictato. it's braise bely inserting itself into the standoff, participating in paratrooper drills with belarus, near the border. i can't imagine. the sight of uniformed troops literally raining down from the sky has got to be very concerning for those on the ground. >> i think it's concerning for those on the ground, across the border on the european side because, yes, there have been these joint paratroop exercises that took place today. just a short distance from the border.
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linked because of the escalation and tensions with poland in particular over this refugee crisis. there have also been a couple of very high-profile overflights by nuclear capable bombers from russia in the region as well. and so, you know, russia is really sort of backing to the hilt it's been a russian ally. and like lukashenko, the belarusian leader has been warning of the possibility of a military confrontation if this crisis escalates, it's been made quite clear by moscow that they stand four square behund their ally, if it comes to that. >> fred, poland is accusing belarus authorities of using green lasers to temporarily blind polish soldiers. it seems that a provocative act could push this already tense situation into a much bigger kinetic conflict. >> yeah, it certainly could. i think the threat is really real from being here on the
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ground and the poles released video of that incident where the laser pointers were used. in general you can see from a lot of the videos from the border region have been released over the past couple of days that there's a good deal of belligerence between the forces which are in close proximity. you were right, jake, to say this is a humanitarian crisis that's unfolding there that could have very, very big implications for the region if it spirals out of control. certainly seems as though the threat is there, jake. >> matthew chance and fred pleitgen with excellent reporting from both sides of the belarus/poland border. thanks to both of you. an american journalist sentenced to years in prison in a place where the military has been wiping away democracy and freedom. we'll talk to another journalist imprisoned abroad, next. stay with us. temperature balancing so you both sleep just right. and it senses your movements and automatically adjusts to keep you both effortlessly comfortable. so, you can really promise better sleep?
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on trumped up charges for myanmar's military imposed on an american journalist. 37-year-old danny fenster from detroit. he was the managing editor at "frontier myanmar," an independent paper in the country. they imposed the harshest sentence possible on him, charging him and really, we shouldn't mention this because it's all bogus, but three crimes under its laws against publishing content that causes fear or spreads false news. it's nonsense. it's crap. this isn't a democratic government convicting this american journalist. it's myanmar's military running the entire country, pushing propaganda and lies after its successful coup back in february that ousted the democratically elected government. let's bring in another journalist who sadly knows all too well about being detained. "the washington post" journalist who spent 18 months locked up in iran on their trumped up charges. he's author of the book "prisoner" and the podcast 544 days about his time in prison.
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the lead recommends both. thank you for being here. danny fenster is convicted of violating basic freedoms of the press here in the united states and in the western world. what's your reaction today to the sentence, 11 years. >> first of all, you know, my heart goes out to danny and his entire family. i know the feeling of being unjustly detained. a single day is a nightmare. 11 years is a prospect that no one should have to accept for the crime of doing journalism. i'm hopeful that the u.s. government is able to intervene on danny's behalf, and do whatever it can to get him home sooner. but he's already been behind bars for more than 150 days. that's a long time for someone who simply was in a country that he cared about telling the truth. >> sharing facts about what was going on in the wake of a military coup. white house press secretary jen
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psaki was asked about danny fenster's sentencing. >> we are always concerned about the detention of individuals around the world. journalists, dissidents, people who are speaking freely and speaking on behalf of the media as well. in terms of direct action, it really would be under the purview of the state department. >> i hope that that statement is as it is because it's diplomatic. jen psaki used to be a state department spokesman. that they're trying to get it out and not that it's a weak statement. >> there are very few things they can say publicly that will make a difference. the real work is done behind the scenes. often in secret. but we have to remember, jake, that there are americans who are detained in various countries on legitimate charges. >> sure. >> hundreds.
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>> drug smuggling, whatever. >> currently there are dozens of americans who are wrongfully detained by governments. and that's just the diplomatic euphemism for being held hostage. danny fenster is one of those people and the state department considers him one of those people, and i hope that they are actively pursuing every diplomatic means available to them, including asymmetrical ones. this is not the sort of thing that is done in a public negotiation that has a press conference that follows it. it's done behind the scenes, and i hope that's taking place. >> frontier myanmar said the military is trying to intimidate all remaining journalists in myanmar by punishing him for speaking truth, for reporting facts, and that his arrest is really retaliation for economic sanctions that the u.s. has imposed on the country because of the coup. when you talk about what the biden administration can be
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doing, obviously, we don't want to reward bad behavior as a country. what are you talking about? >> you have to look for the carrots, as they say, that might work. and i think the challenge in these cases is always how do we bring that american who is being wrongfully detained, held hostage, home without encouraging further actions like this by myanmar or other governments. and i think that lifting some of those sanctions, if that's a possibility, is something to pursue. it might be something else that the myanmar government wants. but hear them out because at the end of the day, there's an mi innocent american, an innocent journalist being held hostage for doing nothing but his job. "frontier" says the charges are based on allegations that fenster worked for another outlet which was banned in the country called myanmar now which fenster resigned from that outlet in 2020.
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arrested almost a year later on this way back home to see his family. i mean, i guess even raising this is silly because this is all just nonsense. they just wanted to take an american hostage for reporting the truth. >> again, i have been through one of these, and every time i read the reporting of my own case or reporting on cases of journalists being held in other parts of the world, i always sort of push aside the charges. >> right. >> the actual charges because not only are they bogus, they're often based in nothing more than innuendo scraped together from emails and things that they've been able to access. but ultimately, i don't think that there's any merit to the case, and i don't think the myanmar government -- >> the news media has a responsibility when reporting on this not to both sides it. these are president trumped up charges against a journalist. jason, thank you so much. congratulations on the podcast. breaking news in britney
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breaking news in our pop culture lead today. britney spears' long battle to one her freedom is over. supporters of the pop star celebrated outside a los angeles courtroom moments ago, after a judge granted her request. she had no control of her life, really, including her own reproductive freedom. let's go to chloe in los angeles. you were inside the courtroom
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when the decision was announced. tell us what happened? >> reporter: hey there, jake, by far the most important, significant momentous day of brittie spears' entire life. her 13-year conservatorship has come to an end. she goes to bed tonight, wakes up tomorrow in control of her financials, in control of her medical decisions. for the last 13 years. that was a role her father had held, then a woman by the name of jody metropolitan governmentry was in charge. i want to read a quote from the judge -- effective day the conserve toffeeship is hereby terminated. it's official. something that britney spears said multiple times, she wanted it terminated without a medical examination. britney does not have to undergo any more doctors' appointments or medical evaluation in order for this conservatorship to be over, but the temporary
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conservator, a man by the name of mr. zaibel, has a few loose ends to tie up. but otherwise, it's over. >> and chloe, this ruling follows a tumultuous, long, highly publicized legal battle between the singer and her father. obviously conservatorships in general have been a part of this debate and discussion, but specifically when it comes to these two, britney and her dad, does this mean her legal fight with her father is over? >> reporter: unfortunately, no. britney spears' father is actually set to potentially be deposed by her new attorney matthew rosengart. ful, obviously it's sad to see her being estranged from both her mother and her father, but again, britney spears and her attorney have said all along that they believe jamie spears mishandled her finances.
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they also want to talk about the alleged recording devices that he potential placed in her bedroom, according to "new york times." this will continue, jake, outside of this courtroom. >> chloe, thank you so much. a record number of americans just quit their jobs. what might be replacing them? that's next. to make progress, we must keep taking steps forward. we believe the future of energy is lower carbon. and to get there, the world needs to reduce global emissions. at chevron, we're taking action. tying our executives' pay to lowering the carbon emissions intensity of our operations. it's tempting to see how far we've come. but it's only human... to know how far we have to go.
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in our money lead, is the labor shortage setting the stage for a robot takeover? companies added a report 29,000 robots in the first nine months of this year, greater than 37%
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increase over the same period last year. the rush to add robots comes as a report 4.4 million americans quit their jobs? september. many firms say they view the machines as a necessary alternative, as they have struggled to retain and hire workers among the great resignation, so perhaps the robot revolution isn't coming, it's already here. what, i say, what could possibly go wrong? please check out the homes for our troops fifth annual veterans day celebrity auction. a lot of great items are up on bidding, including a gorgeous dress worn in a movie and donated by mindy kalin. two tickets to a mets or phillies game? watch the game with bob costas? all proceeds go to built specially designed homes for severely wounded veterans and their families. see all of the item at homes for
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our troops. bitting ends on sunday. until this tune into "state of the union" on sunday morning. guests include brian deese. 9:00 and noon eastern on cnn. see you sunday morning. happening now, breaks news, trump ally steve bannon indicted for defying a subpoena. a federal grand jury charging him with contempt of congress. we'll break down this critical turn in the capitol riot investigation, and whether it will compel others to testify. also tonight, 500 wisconsin national guard troops are now on standby ahead of a verdict in