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brianna? >> i just -- i really appreciated you speaking to people who were fighting this and who have fought this. i think it is illuminating and this reporting is so essential. kyung, thank you for it. >> you bet. "new day" continues right now. good morning to our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. it is wednesday, december 1st. i'm john berman, with brianna keilar. we have a lot of breaking news today. the supreme court is about to hear oral arguments in what could possibly be the most consequential abortion rights case since roe v. wade. >> the case today centers around a mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks. it grants no exception for rape or incest. pro life and pro choice protesters gathered in anticipation of this ruling. so let's go to cnn's jessica schneider who is live from the supreme court. jess? >> reporter: good morning, brianna. this is one of the most consequential cases this court has heard in decades.
and the protesters are out here to prove it. at issue here is whether mississippi can ban most abortions with few exceptions after 15 weeks. if this solidly conservative court rules that it can, it will be rewriting its own precedent. and that would trigger a wave of abortion bans in states across the country. the supreme court is about to revisit a hot button culture war issue it hasn't taken head on in decades. should the landmark case roe v. wade be overturned? >> we're saying more of them born than any state in america. >> reporter: mississippi and republican governor signed the abortion bill into law in 2018, but it has been blocked by lower courts ever since because it directly conflicts with supreme court precedent. roe v. wade in 1973 and the follow-up case planned parenthood v. casey in 1992, established that the constitution protects a woman's choice to have an abortion. and that states can only ban abortions after the point of
viability. that's when a fetus can survive outside of the womb. the court said in 1992 that point is between 23 and 24 weeks. but the mississippi law bans abortions much earlier, after 15 weeks, with exceptions only for medical emergencies or severe fetal abnormalities. and now the state solicitor general will argue before the supreme court that there is nothing in the constitution that even supports a woman's right to have an abortion. if the court won't go that far, the state wants the justices to erase the viability line and uphold its 15-week ban. >> i believe very strongly that if you read the constitution there is nowhere in the constitution that prohibits individual states, states like mississippi, to limit access to abortions and so i think roe was wrongly decided. >> reporter: the case will be heard exactly three months after texas successfully banned most abortions after just six weeks. that law has sparked protest
nati nationwide. so far abortion clinics and the justice department have been unable to convince the could court to block the law because of the unique way it is structured, empowering private citizens rather than state officials to enforce the law, by allowing regular people to sue others who violate the restrictions. the supreme court is still considering whether various challenges to the texas law can move forward. now the 6-3 conservative court will also consider whether to redraw the viability line or overturn roe v. wade completely. >> roe v. wade has got to go. >> reporter: abortion rights activists are concerned the court will give states much more leeway to restrict abortions. >> by the estimation of our analysis about half the states in the united states would ban abortion if roe were overturned. that means large parts of the south and the midwest where people cross multiple state lines to get access to abortion care and not everyone has the means to be able to do that. >> reporter: a recent poll found that 60% of u.s. adults believe
the court should uphold roe v. wade. but the composition of the court left the fate of abortion law in doubt. conservative justice clarence thomas has publicly called for roe to be overturned and former president trump predicted his three picks justices neil gorsuch, brett kavanaugh and amy coney barrett, would overturn abortion precedent. all three describe roe as settled law during their confirmation hearings. >> it is historic the supreme court is taking up abortion again at this particular time with the current composition of the court. i think that there is a very good chance with who is on the court now they will finally acknowledge the science that human life doesn't begin at birth, it begins before birth, these are human beings like you or me. >> reporter: if the court were to overturn roe v. wade, would have immediate repercussions. there are a dozen states that have post roe trigger laws on the books. that means they would ban abortions the second that roe is overturned. if this court rules in favor of mississippi, this could change
the landscape across the country. brianna, it is not likely a decision will come quickly. the court will hear arguments at 10:00 this morning. but likely won't issue a decision until this spring, probably in june, when they often issue their most consequential decisions. but no doubt this is a decision that people across the political spectrum will be bracing for. brianna? >> certainly, jessica, thank you for that report. we have still more breaking news this morning. donald trump tested positive for coronavirus days before the white house ever told anything to the american public and three days before his first debate with joe biden. that stunning revelation is in a new book by former white house chief of staff mark meadows, obtained by the guardian. he says trump tested positive on september 26th, 2020, the debate was september 29th. and meadows does say there was a subsequent negative test but no real answers over why they were relied on one test rather than another. >> according to the guardian, meadows writes he knew each
candidate was required to test negative for the virus within 72 hours of the start. but nothing was going to stop trump from going out there, he says. cnn has not confirmed this independently. we have reached out to all parties involved. we're waiting to hear back. >> this is the timeline as we know it with the new claims. on saturday, 26th, trump hosted the rose garden event for now supreme court justice amy coney barrett. few masks, no social distancing, and what is suspected to have been a super spreader event now. many who attended would later test positive. that is the day that trump first tested positive. then later that day, tested negative in a binax rapid test according to meadows in this report. the day after that, trump attended indoor events with gold star military families. two days later on tuesday, the 29th, chris wallace of fox says trump was not tested at the debate because he arrived late, and they allowed him on stage due to what wallace called the
honor system. later that week on thursday, the 1st, trump did officially test positive according to his doctor. that's had they told us he tested positive and other tests and on friday the 2nd trump went to the hospital. >> joining us now, cnn anchor and chief domestic correspondent jim acosta. and, you know, this confirms, i think, what we knew about the timeline, but what we're learning here that is so i think significant is just the stunning disregard for life, that the former president and those around him had for so many people, these gold star military families, white house staff, potentially exposed, at least knowingly, potentially exposing them and perhaps the next president of the united states who because of his age category was vulnerable. >> not to mention people in the press covering the white house every -- not that we should worry about that. but this just goes to how totally reckless donald trump and his white house was about covid. they were just totally reckless the entire time, i've been
talking to my sources this morning and one of my sources who was in the administration at the time said you have to remember, not only were they keeping this close to the vest, but they were keeping trump's covid battle close to the vest. remember how sick trump was with covid at the time. and what were we told in the press, he just has mild symptoms and so on. meanwhile, he's struggling to hang on to life at the hospital at walter reed. at the time, dr. sean conley, the white house physician, was reassuring americans the president was doing okay, while mark meadows, who wrote this book, was going around dr. conely and telling reporters individually and this has come out subsequently that, no, trump was doing much worse than what was being reported at the time. keep in mind also, chris christie got covid right after this. he was doing debate prep for donald trump at that time. and some of this may explain why trump was so erratic and crazy during that first presidential debate. remember, this was the debate where he said that the proud
boys should stand back and stand by. and so i mean there are just tons of red flags that were popping up at the time. this one white house source, trump white house source i talked to this morning said this is consistent with how they were behaving at the time. >> i will tell you, look, according to meadows there was this negative test after a binax rapid test, which probably wasn't as reliable as the first positive test. they have two conflicting tests. they don't do a tiebreaker. if you believe meadows, there is at a minimum a conspiracy of denial that there is a major issue here and maybe a conspiracy of deceit. the reason i say that, you brought up sean conley. this was after the president was hospitalized, the former president was hospitalized and sick. i want you to listen when sean conley was directly asked, directly asked about the timing and timeline. the testing timeline. >> can you tell us when he had his last negative test? was it thursday, was it
wednesday? do you remember when he had his last negative test? >> i don't want to go backwards. >> he knew when he said that to the american people. he knew exactly when the president had been tested and when the positive and negative tests were and he chose there to dodge. >> john, that was a remarkable day. remember, after dr. sean conley gave those remarks to the press, mark meadows, who is there at the time who was with trump throughout his bout with covid at walter reed, mark meadows went dr. connolly and told reporters, trump is doing far worse than what the doctor was telling everybody. this was -- i don't want to call it a conspiracy to deceive everybody it was a conspiracy of dunces in the way they were handling this. it was just stupid lying the way they were -- the way they were communicating this to the american people. and, remember, you know, the thing that people have to remember about donald trump and the way the white house handled
covid, they were reckless the entire time. donald trump while at walter reed, you know, got in an suv with other secret service agents and went on a joyride while he's sick with covid just to wave to people outside of walter reed. this show you once again how they were completely out of control and how they were handling this pandemic the entire time. from telling people they could inject themselves with disinfectants, it was all going to go away, time and again this is how they behaved. i will tell you, john, brianna, when i was inside the white house, covering all of this, this trickled down to the rest of the staff. kayleigh mcenany, other top officials would not wear masks inside the white house while we were all walking around wearing masks because they didn't believe in any of this stuff. they just thought that getting covid was like getting the common cold. it was absolutely reckless. >> maybe they believed in it, but they wanted to keep their boss happy, right? i just -- there are so many people who lost loved ones and they're angry at the disregard
that the trump administration, that president trump showed for the lives of their family. i would say don't feel too special. he did the same thing to his own family. and he also knowingly potentially exposed gold star families to infection and reminder, this is what he said after his battle with covid about where maybe he got it. >> sometimes i would be with -- in groups of -- for instance, gold star families. i met with gold star families. i didn't want to cancel that. they all came in and they all talked about their son and daughter and father and i can't back out and say, give me room, i want room, give me 12 feet, stay 12 feet away when you -- they come, they come within an inch of my face sometimes. they want to hug me and want to kiss me. and they do. and frankly, i'm not telling them to back up. >> sure wish he had for their sake. that day, he knew, he had tested
positive at that point in time, and furthermore, he was symptomatic, according to meadows. >> and the other thing, brianna and john, the other thing to keep in mind with the way they handled this, they were completely trying to pull the wool over people's eyes in terms of disclosing when staffers caught covid. there were instances throughout those months that we were dealing with this pandemic that we would find out, you know, later on, that other individuals inside the white house, other individuals inside the president's team, had caught covid. and they did not tell the american people right then and there. and so, you know, they were putting members of the press at risk, visitors to the white house at risk, gold star families. i mean, that's just the beginning of people who were coming in and out of that white house, they were having holiday parties, remember, brianna, during the month of december. they were having rallies, press briefings. dr. anthony fauci was coming -- all the health official bs who
were trying to tackle the pandemic were coming into close contact with the trump officials and they just didn't -- they cared more about themselves than they did the american people. so, you know, why should we be surprised about things like the insurrection, things like the big lie and so on? this is -- when i tell people the one lesson learned from the trump administration, the trump white house is that they all thought they were working for donald trump, they always forgot who they were working for and that's the american people. thi think that was their downfl at the end of the day. >> yeah, look. we focus on this because it is important. he's still very much a fixture in politics. he's the central nervous system of the gop. >> can you imagine if he were handling covid now? i mean, what -- what kind of trouble we would be in right now. >> i can, we went through it the first time, i will say. jim acosta, thaunk you so much. the chilling video from inside a classroom as high school students sheltered in place during a deadly shooting. we're going to go live to michigan next. and why were some of the world's most powerful men named
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high school killing three and wounding eight others. you saw this chilling video from inside one of the classrooms as students sheltered in place and spoke to someone outside the door. >> we're not willing to take that risk right now. >> i can't hear you. >> we're not taking that risk right now. >> okay. >> he said, bro, red flag. >> go. >> slow down. you're fine. >> that's just chilling. joining me now is oakland county sheriff michael bouchard. sheriff, thank you for being with us. we're so sorry for what your community is going through. if i can just ask you, we played
that video which really is chilling there, those students apparently the person trying to get in the room there was the shooter, misrepresenting who he was and those students had the good sense to recognize that and flee. what does that tell you? >> well, i actually have heard about some of the videos, but we haven't seen them all, we're asking people to send them to us. a lot have been posted on social media. but based on what i saw last night, i went back to the school, and was there most of all night, and the evidence i've seen there shows he was very clearly trying to kill people. and so a ruse like this wouldn't have surprised me givend way he was acting. >> what is the latest on the condition of those who were injured? do you have any updates? >> you know, most of the remaining victims are stable, except two are critical. and one is extremely critical. so those are the two that we're
watching. as you know, we had three tragically already pass, but we have got two that are critical and one that is extremely critical. >> one that is extremely critical. obviously they're in all of our thoughts this morning. sheriff, can you give us an update on the investigation, we know you have the shooter in custody. >> yes. he is not talking and his parents have asked for an attorney and under michigan law, we can't speak to a juvenile without parental permission and they have refused that permission. so we can't get the motive from the suspect that we have in custody, but we think that we have got a path to get a lot of supportive information as to how and why this occurred. we have recovered some evidence that we're now beginning to pour over. i've seen some of the actual video of the shooting itself, and, you know, it is clear that he came out with the intent to kill people. he was shooting people at close range, oftentimes toward the head or chest.
>> you say that it was clear he wanted to kill people. you talk about the distance he was at. what else does the video tell you? >> it is chilling. it is just absolutely cold hearted murderous. and our forensic team was working all night and so far i believe they recovered over 30 shell casings. we believe he fired at least 30 shots. >> i'm sorry, i keep wincing when you tell me these things. it is so hard for me to hear some of the details. so hard for all of us to hear the details he clearly went there to kill people and was shooting at very close range. look, what other evidence have you recovered from the residents? >> we're not releasing them at the moment. they're still pouring through it. our investigators, you know, they executed a search warrant there and the detectives that were at the school, we believe we have some writings that contain some of his thoughts and they're beginning to go through
that. we're going through, you know, hours of video. and we obviously have got to interview over 1800 people, our students at that school, so we got to interview every student or every potential faculty member that may have seen or heard something that is relevant. we want to make sure we get everything 100% done. i want to hold this person accountable. and the community needs to see that happen. this is a very calm, sweet, peaceful, quiet community. and this has shaken them to the core. >> you have these writings, you say. do the writings reveal intent? >> that's -- they're beginning to go through those. those were only picked up in the middle of the night last night when there was talking to some of the investigators. >> i have a couple more specific questions here. i mentioned the video that to us sounds like the shooter was going classroom to classroom. do you have evidence the shooter was knocking on classroom doors trying to get in after it had already begun?
>> we know he tried to breach classroom doors. he fired through a number of the doors that i looked at last night through the barricaded doors. i know this much, that the training of our people who went in immediately and within two minutes of arriving on scene had taken him into custody with a loaded operable firearm, that saved lives. he still had seven rounds in a magazine and one in the chamber. so potentially eight lives saved there. we know that the classrooms were barricaded in a form and fashion that we trained with them and encouraged them to do. and some of those barricades were struck by gunfire. so we know he couldn't get into some of those classrooms. and i think that saved lives. so the only silver lining is that our training and their training saved lives, the tragedy is not lost on us because we still have lost lives. >> i know. the silver lining, it could have been much worse. it does seem like so many people did correct things here that did
save lives, but, still, three people were killed and we have two in critical condition this morning. one last question about the law in michigan. i do know that parents can be held accountable in some cases when child commit crimes with firearms. this was a gun, purchased by the father, we understand, four days before. is there any legal liability, any investigation about what the parents might be responsible for there and not securing that weapon inside the house? >> yeah, sure. you're correct. our information is that the parent purchased the firearm four days prior. obviously the child was breaking the law taking, possessing and using that firearm. how he came into custody of it, where it was and those questions are going to be part of our investigation. and the totality of that will then be presented to the prosecutor for charging decisions. >> sheriff michael bouchard, i appreciate you answering these questions. we appreciate the work that you've done, the entire
community really stepped up to keep this from being even worse. but even so this morning, it is a tragedy. and we are grieving with you. >> thank you, yeah. terrible, terrible, heart wrenching tragedy. i appreciate the thoughts and prayers. >> all right. there is more news this morning out of washington, where there is infighting within the republican party. why one lawmaker is calling marjorie taylor greene crazy. and controversial tv doctor mehmet oz wants a new title, pennsylvania senator. but does he even live in pennsylvania? hi, my name is tony cooper, and i'm going to tell you about exciting medicare advantage
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others and in response to mace's comments, congresswoman marjorie taylor greene tweeted in part, nancy mace is the trash in the gop conference. mace, you can back up off of lauren boebert or just go hang with your real gal pals, the g-hog squad. make slammed greene on twitter and said this -- >> make no mistake, marjorie t taylor green is a liar, crazy, insane, bad for the party. >> after that, congresswoman greene tweeted that she had spoken with trump about mace, to which mace responded bless her f'ing heart and did not abbreviate. in comments later saying this about green's anti-muslim rhetoric. >> what it says to me is that if you say that something is brash or crazy or extreme, you're going to raise money. that's the only reason that she does that. she is a grifter of the first order. and she does it to raise money. >> joining us now, jackie alameny of "the washington
post," writes the early 202 and jonathan martin, national political correspondent at "the new york times." i think of this in terms of small children but i think small children behave better than marjorie taylor greene or lauren boebert in this case. i wonder what you think about kevin mccarthy pulling both of these members of congress into his office, telling them to knock it off like there is some sort of equivalence here. >> this clearly points to kevin mccarthy's 218 problem. he's looking ahead to next year and his potential speakership if the house gop takes back the majority in the 2022 midterms. and he knows just how important marjorie taylor greene is to being able to maintain his power over his conference. marjorie taylor greene has the ear of president trump and it says everything that instead of condemning marjorie taylor greene and lauren boebert for the islamophobic results that he calls nancy mace and marjorie taylor greene into his office and tells them both to be quiet
and doesn't reprimand any of them and the far right flank that is being increasing influence in the conference for their quite frankly dangerous remarks and continued rhetoric. >> yeah, it is a reoccurring theme for mccarthy this year. at every turn he sought to keep the peace in his conference, to preserve his own viability for the future to be speaker, if they get back to the majority. that's been the impulse from really the aftermath of the election onward, not to take difficult stands or make choices between factions, but to try to keep everybody happy. that's not easy to do because there is somebody else at the table whose presence is clearly there, even though he's not part of the house conference and that's donald trump. there is a reason why greene immediately called trump and then put that out there, that she had called him. she is sending a message to not just mace, but also mccarthy, don't forget who's on my side here. >> he's weak, though, right,
jonathan. it comes down to he's walking this line, it is like a very -- it is a tough line to walk. he can't take a stand. >> yeah. what he would say is that, look, i've got no choice here. this is the mathematical reality of what i face. i got a conference that is full of sort of trump folks, if i don't keep them happy, i'm not going to be speaker. he's overriding impulses. he wants to be speaker of the house. he's going to do what it takes to ensure that. but to your point, though, do you get that job and then make it a job that is not worth having because you're not willing to make tough choices? >> exactly. let's talk about politically what this means for both of these figures here, marjorie taylor greene and nancy mace. they have different constituencies. i wonder if politically this works for both of them. >> yeah, nancy mace is a really interesting case study. she is someone that -- who we watched closely since the january 6th insurrection and she came out as a freshman swinging at her own party. and quickly received some backlash for it. she ended up not voting in favor
of impeaching the president, but did take this anti-trump stance. she then quickly quieted down and then most recently we have seen her actually pipe up again. she voted in favor of holding steve bannon in contempt and this week she has been outspoken against marjorie taylor greene and thusly outspoken against former president trump. she has a few primary challengers that have hopped into her race, that i think that, you know, as you noted during the break, she is holding her finger up to the wind and seeing what is most politically expeditious for her, what kind of republican she wants to be here as you're seeing many different republicans sort of figure out whether or not they want to be pro trump or they want to take as many in the house geoconference refer to it as the ryino, republican in nam only. >> her district is much more x competitive. greene from north georgia, heavy
rural mountainous district. she's from sort of metro char charleston, a lot more democratic, more diverse, more urban. >> maybe she can cobble together a coalition. senator oz, dr. oz is running for senate in pennsylvania, which is interesting enough on its own, except that it turns out he might not live there. so let's listen to him addressing this, because his links to pennsylvania thin. he lived in new jersey for years. and he only recently for the first time used his in-law's residence back in december. here's how he addressed this. >> i grew up across the border, south of philadelphia. i went to medical school at penn in philadelphia. i went to business school wh wharton in philadelphia, i met and married my wife in philadelphia and i bore two children or she bore them for me in philadelphia. it became home a year ago. it feels good to be back. i love this state and i'll represent it honorably. >> what do you think?
>> i got to be honest, i think today this issue matters less than it ever has. i just think we're in a sort of nationalized political year, people get their information through national sources or media. that kind of regionalism is not helpful. it is not the kind of story you want on day two of your campaign. i'm just not sure that it is going to be the overwhelming challenge. >> i called someone who worked for a string of successful republican candidates in the past few years, right before getting here this morning who said quite simply, he's a charming nice guy, once he gets on the stump and on the campaign trail, let's see how he does. he's someone who like former president trump has a lot of experience doing television, working audiences, let's see if he knows how to glad hand, work the campaign trail and if that ultimately sticks. he also has a medical background, though we should note known for pedaling
conspiracy theories on his show. but that might work to his advantage as covid is still a major issue in a lot of people's lives. >> we'll see if celebrity outweighs some of the vulnerabilities. >> celebrity is the most powerful tool in politics today. >> his problem may be that he loved that state, but pennsylvania is a commonwealth. >> correct, berman. boom. >> it is a commonwealth. >> double jeopardy there. >> love it. so a fox host with a repugnant reference to nazi dr. joseph angela. we're going to ask a holocaust survivor what he thinks about it. and the world is racing to learn more about the omicron variant. why doctors are optimistic about how it may stand up to vaccines.
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mengele. listen. >> what you see on dr. fauci, this is what people say to me, that he doesn't represent science to them, he represents josef mengele. the nazi doctor who did experiments on jews during the second world war and the concentration camps. i'm talking about people all across the world are saying this. >> so joining me now is a man who was actually there, in auschwitz, michael bornstein and his daughter debbie bornstein, they have co-written a memoir called "survivor's club: the true story." thank you both for being with us. i'm sorry you have to hear that. i genuinely am sorry that any of us have to hear that. but why don't you tell me about your feelings when you hear something like that? >> it is disgusting to hear someone comparing dr. mengele who was, again, a, you know, a
doctor of death who killed children, he experimented on twins. my father was killed in auschwitz. my older brother to dr. fauci who wants to save lives and there is absolutely zero comparison. >> what do you think it is? why do you think it is that people make these comparisons? >> i think people want notoriety. i think it is very wrong for another tv station to air that without comments that it is wrong. and it really hurts the holocaust to compare that and it hurts people because they don't want to get vaccinated. and it is terrible. >> when i hear it, you know, debbie, i think, has she ever
read a book, does she have any idea? >> i think who are these people all over the world who are telling you that josef mengele is -- and fauci, that there is some parallel? who are these people? i would be willing to bet those are the same people who believe that jews are shooting space lasers and starting wildfires in california. there is no respected journalistic source who would sit and there and tell you is a parallel. at heart of jenside and holocaust of course is the singling out of people. who is being singled out here. anthony fauci sat there and took the vaccine. we were grateful to science. and so to me, to draw that parallel is sickening, and for, you know, a network to not stand up and say, hang on or the anchor to say, hang on, is equally disturbing. >> it is not the only time we have seen these references to the holocaust, in comparison to vaccinations. michael, do you think people
just don't understand what you went through? do you think people don't what the holocaust is? >> i think people understand, but the problem is they listen to whatever tv stations or others tell them. and they want to listen. some people just don't want to get vaccinated. and, you know, dr. walensky, dr. fauci, are there to save lives. you know, mengele wanted to kill people. >> we spoke -- we met -- and i spent a better part of a decade talking to survivors, listening to testimony, helping my father write his memoir, and we have come in contact with so many survivors of mengele, you know. a lovely woman jeannette was telling us she was whipped and beaten at 14 years old by mengele. she still has the scars today in her 90s from josef mengele, to draw that comparison to any scientist who is trying to, you know, help save lives, josef
mengele was trying to advance a disgusting race theory and he was experimenting brutally, taking body parts from children, injecting -- drawing blood from their necks. there is no parallel. >> i want to put up a picture i hadn't seen before, you're in this picture, this is of the liberation, i believe we have it here so people can see, and circled right there, that's you. >> that's me. my grandmother was carrying me out. and by some miracle i survived. a lot of miracles. my mother was beaten over the head to share some of her bread with me. my grandmother carried me out to quote, unquote an infirmy while there was a death march. many miracles saved me. >> it was a miracle. that was a picture of you at liberation. the bravery you showed, the
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time now for 5 things to know for your "new day." a 15-year-old sophomore is in custody after killing three students and wounding eight others in a shooting at a high school in oxford, michigan. three of those wounded students are in critical condition. the suspect is on suicide watch at juvenile detention facility. and all travelers to the united states may soon have to be tested for covid, one day before their flight. the biden administration is also considering testing all travelers including american citizens after they arrive in the u.s. right now the cdc is expanding surveillance at four major u.s. airports to check for omicron. the u.s. supreme court expected to hear oral arguments today in the most important
abortion rights case in 30 years. the justices will consider mississippi's request to overturn roe v. wade and uphold a state law that bans abortion 15 weeks after conception. graphic testimony from an accuser in ghislaine maxwell's sex trafficking trial, the woman identified only as jane described how jeffrey epstein with maxwell's help sexually abused her beginning when she was just 14 and continued for several years. ♪ go easy on me baby ♪ >> and adele heading to vegas. the superstar singer announcing her vegas residency, weekends with adele. she will do two shows each weekend, from january 21st to april 16th at caesar's palace. that will be something. >> i have an excuse now to go to vegas. got to check that out. that is 5 things to know for your "new day." have more on all these stories at cnn and cnn.com and don't forget to download the 5 things
podcast every morning. go to cnn.com/5things and you can find it wherever you get your podcasts. scientists racing to learn more about the new omicron variant and the effectiveness of vaccines. israel's health minister says there are positive signs. >> translator: in the coming days we'll have more accurate information about the efficacy of the vaccine against omicron. but there is already room for optimism. and there are initial indications those who are vaccinated with the vaccine still valid or with a booster will also be protected from the variant. >> so far no cases have been reported in the united states. in florida, testing sites in one county are working to identify variants. cnn's leyla santiago live at this testing site in miami. what are you seeing? >> reporter: well, john, we're now at one of 33 testing sites run by miami-dade, the most populous county in florida, where the mayor's office
confirms to cnn that they will start -- they plan to start taking random samples of the tests here to now identify variants with those tests. so let's talk about exactly how this will work. they will take weekly random samples, on average 300 to 500 of tests where covid-19 is detected and that will go to a lab where they will do sequencing to identify those variants, they started this random sampling last week. they're still awaiting the first set of test results, but let's be clear on what the difference is here. until now, the tests have only been for diagnosis of covid-19. not taking that additional step to actually identify variants like delta and now omicron. now, they want to make clear that this is, again, random sampling, so you can't just come here and ask to identify that variant, they said that this is fortunate coincidence. they started looking into this during delta and now it is a
fortunate coincidence giving omicron's discovery. and the statement to cnn, the mayor says our proactive random sampling for variants will help us to better monitor the progress of omicron in other variants in other community as we continue to closely track the latest data in order to make informed decisions to protect lives and livelihoods. now, we checked in with several health systems, also here in south florida, they too continued to monitor and remain vigilant, having plans in place for what could be to come. but that is what they're dealing with here. the lower governments and hospitals planning for the unknown. >> thank you very much. so the breaking news this morning, this bombshell report that claims donald trump tested positive for covid before we knew, before the first presidential debate.
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time now for the good stuff. she's a swimming legend known to all as mighty mo. maureen cornfeld and she's celebrating her 100th birthday. she has won 14 world championships, set 28inducted i international swimming hall of fame and nearly swims every day. her secret to long life, just to enjoy it. cnn's coverage continues right now. good morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm jim sciutto. this morning, we are learning new details about the biden administration's plans t