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low. two-thirds think that he should resign after this allegation. the former senate majority leader harry reid lying in the rotunda. leaders across the aisle, across generations say goodbye. house speaker nancy pelosi and majority leader chuck schumer on whoing reid in the building where he last worked. the pair remember reid as a friend and is a once in a generation politician. ana cabrera picks up our coverage right now. thanks for joining us. hello and thank you so much for joining us. i'm ana cabrera in new york. it is a busy day here in the cnn newsroom. is it inevitable? will you get covid? dr. anthony fauci now warns the highly contagious omicron variant will, quote, find just about everybody. dr. peter hotez is here to weigh
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in. more twists and turns in the covid debacle. novak djokovic, will they deport him. a stunning setback to a british royal family. a judge rules a sex assault lawsuit against prince andrew can move ahead. let's begin this hour with your money and the inflation that's chipping away at it. a key report out this morning shows consumer prices have jumped 7% over the past year alone. that is the steepest year-to-year climb since 1982. month to month, prices climbed a half percentage point november to december. cnn business reporter matt egan joins us now. matt, what does this mean for the average american? where are people feeling it the
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most? >> ana, it's really across the board. the cost of living is going up, in some cases dramatically. it went up 7% in november from a year ago. it's been 17 years since the government reported a growth like that. fast food, men's apparel, restaurants, many have seen record price spikes. overall fooled d prices up by m than 6%, chicken prices up more than 10% from a year ago. that is the most since 2004 of fish and seafood climbing at the fastest pace in ten years. gas prices up nearly 50% from a year ago. now, we need to remember that some of this is covid related. it has caused so much chaos -- >> matt, forgive me for interrupting. we're going live to the capitol
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right now and a ssenate gop lea, mitch mcconnell. >> yesterday he called millions of americans his domestic enemies. two and a half months ago, the president called on americans to join forces, stop the shouting. lower the temperature. but yesterday he shouted that if you disagree with him, you're george wallace. george wallace. if you don't pass the laws he wants, you're bull conner. and if you oppose giving democrats untrammelled one-party control of the country, well, you're jefferson davis. 12 months ago, this president said disagreement must not lead to disunion. ah, but yesterday he invoked a
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bloody disunion of the civil war -- the civil war -- to demonize americans who disagree with him, he compared a vast majority of senators to literal traitors. how profoundly, profoundly unpresidential. look, i've known, liked and personally respected joe biden for many years. i did not recognize the man at the podium yesterday. american voters did not give president biden a mandate for very much. he got a tied senate, negative coattails in the house, the narrowest majorities in over a
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century. the president did not get a mandate to transform america or reshape society. but he did, arguably, get a mandate to do just one central thing that he campaigned on. here's what that was. bridge a divided country, lower the temperature, dial down the perpetual error of crisis in our politics. that is the one central promise that joe biden made. it is the one job citizens actually hired him to do. it is the one project that would have actually been consistent, consistent with the congress, the voters elected.
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ah, but president biden has chosen to fail his own test. the president's rant yesterday was incoherent, incorrect, and beneath his office. he used the phrase jim crow 2.0 to demagogue a law that makes the franchise more accessible than in his own state of delaware. he blasted georgia's procedures regarding local elections officials while pushing national legislation with almost identical language on that issue. the president implied things like widely popular voting i.d. laws to be, quote -- listen to this -- totalitarian? totalitarian? ironically on the same day, the washington, d.c.'s democratic
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mayor told citizens to bring both a photo i.d. and a vaccine card any time they leave the house. the president repeatedly invoked the january 6 riot while himself, using irresponsible, delegitimizing rhetoric that undermines our democracy. the sitting president of the united states compared american states to totalitarian states. he said our country will be an autocracy if he does not get his way. if he does not get his way. so the world saw our commander in chief propaganda up against his own country, his own country to a degree that would have made
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pravda blush. there was no consistent standard behind anything the president said. he trampled through some of the most sensitive and sacred parts of our nation's past. he invoked times when activists bled and when soldiers died, all to demagogue voting laws that are more expansive than what democrats have on the books in his own home state. georgia has more days of early voting than delaware or new york. georgia has no excuse absentee voting, which delaware and new york do not have. if georgia or texas present jim crow emergencies, then so do a whole lot of democratic-run states. senate democratic leaders going on cable tv and saying georgia
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is greatly restricting or eliminating early voting. that's a lie. provably false. georgia has more early voting than new york. the demagogue has tried to fear-monger one rural county that puts voting legislations into one, one rural georgia county. the county is alarmingly red, they clearly were not involved in trying to suppress democratic votes, 70% republican in that one county in 2020. so take a step back for a minute. president biden's story is that democracy is on death's door. but he spent nine months chasing a reckless taxing and spending spree before addressing it?
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must not be that much of an emergency. s citizens are meant to believe a return of jim crow is on the table. but this is only president biden's sixth priority after he was blocked from spending $5 trillion on windmills and welfare. democrats' own behavior refutes their false hysteria. twelve months ago the president said politics may not be a raging fire, destroying everything in its path. that was just 12 months ago. but yesterday he poured a giant can of gasoline on the fire. twelve months ago the president said every disagreement doesn't have to be a cause for total war. but yesterday he said anyone who
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opposes smashing the senate, smashing the senate and letting democrats rewrite election law is a domestic enemy, and listen to this, a traitor like jefferson davis. one week ago, president biden gave a january 6 lecture about not stoking political violence, one week ago. yesterday, with the world's largest megaphone, he invoked the literal civil war and said, we are on the doorstep of autocracy? talked about domestic enemies. rhetoric unbecoming of a president of the united states. in less than a year, restoring the soul of america has become
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this. agree with me or you're a bigot. agree with me or you're a bigot. from lowering the temperature to invoking totalitarian states in the civil war. so this inflammatory rhetoric was not an attempt to persuade skeptical democrat or republican senators, this whole display, this whole display -- in fact, you could not invent a better advertisement for the legislative filibuster than a president abandoning rational persuasion from pure demagoguery. you could not invent a better
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advertisement for the legislative filibuster than what we've just seen. a president abandoning rationale persuasion for pure, pure demagoguery. a president shouting that 52 senators and millions of americans are racist unless he gets whatever he wants is proving exactly why the framers built the senate to check his power. this whole display is the best possible argument for preserving -- preserving -- the senate rules that extend deliberation, force bipartisan compromise and let cooler heads prevail. nothing proves it better than this episode. it offers a perfect case study
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and why senator biden was right about the filibuster and why president biden is wrong. a scholar explained it this way. the smallest majority we've ever seen in our politics is trying to change the rules for how people get elected in every single state. that's just about the best argument for the filibuster you could possibly imagine. so, mr. president, the citizens of the greatest country in the world deserve for their elected officials to treat them like grown-ups. adults of america deserve to hear from the adults in washington, d.c. so i'll close with some basic truths. obviously our country is more divided than it should be, no
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doubt. in recent years, i have vocally criticized people across the political spectrum who have sought to legitimize elections when they win and delegitimize democracy when they're polling badly or when they lose. i criticized top democrats' hysteria in 2016 when their rhetoric had 66% of democrats across america falsely convinced that russia had hacked our voting machines and changed the tallies. 66% of democrats thought that after 2016. i criticized speaker pelosi and house democrats who spent the run-up to 2020 hyping conspiracy theories and suggesting the election would presumptively be illegitimate if their side lost. in december 2020, in january of last year, our side of the aisle
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defended our constitutional process despite political pressure, and we had, of course, a literal mob. but now it is president biden and leader schumer and other washington democrats who don't like their poll numbers, so they're reversing their tune yet again. the people who spent november 2020 through january '21 preaching sermons about the strength of our democracy are now taking to delegitimize the next election in case they lose it. we have a sitting president, a sitting president, invoking the civil war, shouting about totalitarianism and labeling millions of americans his domestic enemies? we have a senate democratic
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leader who now frequently calls american elections, quote, a rigged game? look, this will not be repaired with more lies, more outrage, and more rule breaking. unfortunately, president biden has rejected the better angels of our nature. so it is the senate's responsibility to protect the country. this institution was constructed as a firewall against exactly the kind of rage and false hysteria we saw on full display yesterday. it falls to the senate to put america on a better track. it falls to us.
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so this institution cannot give in to dishonorable tactics. we cannot surrender to this recklessness. we have to stand up, stand strong, protect the senate, and defend the country. >> and that was senate minority leader mitch mcconnell delivering a really slamming type of critique on the president's address yesterday to the nation on voting rights. and the legislation, the president, is wanting to be passed by the senate. congress already passed the house, but the senate has it in its hands. i want to bring in chief congressional correspondent manu
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raju and analyst gloria borger. gloria, we heard some strong words, mitch mcconnell calling the president's speech unpresidential, calling it a rant, saying, i did not recognize the man at the podium yesterday. the gloves are off. >> it's beyond the gloves being off. i think we could safely say, and i think manu might agree, that mitch mcconnell has gone nuclear on this issue of the filibuster and personally took offense at the president's speech yesterday, which he called incoherent, incorrect and beneath his office. and this gives you a clear indication that mcconnell and republicans are going to fight tooth and nail on voting rights, that they want nothing to do with a carve-out of anything on the filibuster. he effectively called these tactics dishonorable. i might point out, you know,
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this is coming from a leader who did not give merrick garland a hearing when he was nominated for the supreme court, but that was another day. so you can say that the senate is at war right now, and mitch mcconnell has decided that he has got to be the one to lead that war against any change in the filibuster and decided that he is going to take on his old friend, joe biden, personally. >> manu, why did mitch mcconnell feel he needed to give this speech today? >> well, it's really aimed at two senators, the democratic senators kyrsten sinema and joe manchin, and just remember the process of how this would happen. if they were to change the filibuster, you can do it by regular order. that would require 67 senators to change the rules.
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15 democratic senators, 67 republican senators. that is not going to happen. so that invokes them to use what's called a nuclear option, to change the vote along party lines. that means kamala harris breaking the tie in order to do that. manchin and sinema have been opposed to this from the beginning. that would give the majority the opportunity to run roughshod over the minority. manchin and sinema have not held talks in months. nothing has changed, i'm told, from multiple democratic sources. the meetings, i'm told, have been intense. they have gone around and around the idea of limiting the
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threshold. even advancing legislation, joe biden wants to bring two separate bills, one that would bring changes to voting laws in the country, and also the john lewis voting rights act which would overturn the 2016 supreme court ruling which gultted the key aspect of the 2016 act. they can only pass it at the moment if they convince manchin and sinema to change the rules so they can enforce capitol hill to personally -- you heard mitch mcconnell say republicans are fiercely opposed to the rules, opposed to the policy here, so getting any resolution is highly, highly unlikely and just shows you the stakes when you listen to the republican leader's remarks right there. >> but obviously, gloria, the fact that mitch mcconnell feels
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like he has to come out and speak as strongly as he did today must suggest he feels threatened in some way, that perhaps manchin or sinema are going to change their mind. >> i think he felt attacked personally by the remarks yesterday, as did many other republicans, and i think he felt the need to come out and say, look -- he talked about delaware, he talked about the president saying the disagreement doesn't have to be a cause for total war, but here we are, and, you know, he said -- yesterday he said anyone who opposes smashing the senate and letting democrats rewrite election law is a domestic enemy and a traitor like jefferson davis. obvi obviously, he said, look, this language was too strong and i'm going to point it out.
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because asma manu says, he can t political advantage out of this. he can say to manchin and sinema and other democrats, you know, i'm not sure i'm in favor of carve- carve-outs. i think he was talking to those democrats, asma manu points out but also to a larger audience, as if to say just because i opposed this doesn't mean we oppose voting rights in its totality. and he wanted to take that on? does he want to smash some legislation that democrats and republicans can agree on? what is it that the gop is so against in the ledge laurel
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re recall. >> they say that states need to be in charge of the electoral process, so this is a philosophical disagreement as to how elections should be run. one of the things in the voting act is rewrite what they consider the torting over the other. republicans are opposed to having any sort standard to that, sort of a vacation of electoral votes on january 6, that we saw happen last january 6 when we saw pence throw out
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those electoral votes. that falls short of what democrats actually want here. one other point, ana, i would say here is that what's interesting are the comments that have not come from sinema or manchin about joe biden's speech. sinema has not commented about joe biden's speech. i asked her office about it and they said she has no comment about it. she still maintains the 60-vote threshold on the filibuster. i asked manchin about his views on it. all he would say was good speech, good speech, good speech, would not engage one way or another. but nothing has changed here, just the political rhetoric may have gotten more tense but the outcome in the legislation certainly has not changed. >> we know from the president's speech yesterday, as well as other democrats, they really see this as a fight for democracy itself, especially what we've seen in the last year or so, 19
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states passing voting laws that have restriction and many more that are up for debate in states this year. thank you, manu raju and gloria borger. more happening in the newsroom, including the stunning new twist of the djokovic drama. the tennis player admits he did not stay away from others even when he knew he was infected with covid. will he be told to stay away from australia now? and a judge ruled that a sex assault lawsuit against prince andrew can go forward. we'll be right back.
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former president trump who revealed he got his booster last month is now taking aim at politician who keeping their status secret. in a new interview trump seemed to take a veiled shot at former governor ron desantis for dodging a question on it. >> i've taken it. i had the booster. many politicians, i watched a couple politicians be interviewed, and one of the questions was, did you get the booster, because they had the vaccine. and they all -- they're answering it -- in other words, the answer is yes, but they don't want to say this. whether you had it or not, say it. but the fact is i think the vaccine has saved tens of millions of people throughout the world. i have had absolutely no side effects. i've had it like other people have had it, nothing special. i've had it. >> cnn reporter steve contorneau is in florida.
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steve, why do so many people think that comment was aimed at the governor? >> they think that because the governor has refused to say whether he got the booster shot. he was asked on fox last month point blank whether he got the booster and he said, quote, i've done whatever i did, the normal shot, and his office has refused to say whether or not he got the booster shot. we know for a fact that he had the johnson & johnson shot in april, but as to whether or not he has followed up with a booster or if he intends to get one in the future, we haven't gotten an answer on that. >> have they responded or his office responded to these new comments by trump? >> yes, i asked them today what they make of trump's remarks, and they say they think it's a little presumptive to assume that trump was talking about governor desantis, and that the governor has always maintained anybody can get the shot, they should be able to get the shot if they wanted, and it's available to them, but it's a
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personal medical decision and it shouldn't be public if a person is not willing to give that information. >> the governor did have a state of the state address just yesterday. did he say anything about covid? >> well, not directly. he didn't mention the word coronavirus, pandemic or vaccine once, but he did talk a lot about how florida is, quote, the freest of the united states and that it was a place that will never have mandates, and he really drew some sharp contrasts between his state, which has been open since basically summer of 2020, schools here have been open since the fall of 2020, versus states that have taken more cautious approach to the pandemic. you know, here masks and vaccines are optional and we're not having that debate in the legislature at all over whether or not people should be getting vaccines. instead they are marching ahead
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with their legislative agenda without any sort of acknowledgment of the ongoing pandemic here. in fact, as he was giving the speech, florida was in the middle of breaking records of its covid cases, and we've had new rounds of hospitalizations that are reaching highs again. >> steve contorno, thank you very much for your reporting. tennis star novak vdjokovic is now admitting he broke covid protocols and he did interviews after learning he tested positive. djokovic called it an error of judgment. critics have been using much harsher words. more on that in a moment and what this all means for his stay in australia. but first paul hancock joins us with a clearer picture of the timeline here. lots of details being filled in here. when exactly did he take a test and when did he receive the
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results, paula? >> reporter: this is the information we have directly from novak djokovic and the statements he posted on social media saying in december he had gone to a basketball game in serbia and many tested positive of that. so on the 6th of december he took a covid test which was negative. then he took a pcr test on the 17th which was negative, and then went to public events where he was photographed maskless surrounded by a number of young people. he said it was after that event that he had the positive result from that pcr test. yet the next day, december 18, he did that interview with the french sports magazine and he did not tell them that he was covid positive. he also did a photo shoot, he had the mask on for the interview, he took it off for the photo shoot. he then tested negative, he says, on december 22nd before coming on january 5 from spain
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to australia. so this is something that many questions have been swirling around this, but this is what novak djokovic says is his timeline. >> all of it is ethically questionable, but it could also spell some legal trouble for djokovic. where does his future in australia stand right now? >> reporter: so there was a travel declaration which he admits there was an error on as well. when you say have you traveled or will you travel in the 14 days before coming to australia, and it wasn't him, but the no box was ticked and he was in serbia at the time. he said this was submitted with supporting on my behalf, and we my administration sincerely apologizes for ticking off the wrong box before coming to australia.
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this is a human error and certainly not deliberate. everybody, including australian citizens, have to fill out one of these travel declarations before coming into the country. it does say if you falsify or give false information, it is a serious offense. ana? >> paula, thank you very much. an explosive ruling that could see a royal standing trial here in the u.s. a lawsuit accusing britain's prince andrew of assaulting a 17-year-old girl can move forward. the latest from london, after this. gold bond. champion your skin.
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any inclination as to what the palace may do? >> reporter: or a third option, which is to default where he would be looking to be found guilty in his absence. none of them are great. i think the settlement out of court seems more likely at this point because there is no upside for prince andrew to go to trial, which could potentially happen in the autumn. very damaging as well for the royal family brand. he's inexplicably linked to that and is meant to be focusing on the queen's 70-year anniversary of serving. prince andrew, his main source of funding is the queen. would she be willing to settle on his behalf, effectively, by providing the funds? there are so many questions here. the ultimate point here, really, is that the judge feels there is
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a case for prince andrew to answer. so there is no upside for him whatsoever here. he denies all the charges, but the damage to his reputation is immense. a statement from her team today said, today's decision by judge kaplan denying prince andrew to drop the case against him is another important step in virginia's important and heroic pursuit of justice in sex trafficking. that doesn't sound like someone willing to settle out of court, so it looks like they could go to the discovery phase, then to depositions presumably by prince andrew, then to trial. ana? >> i want to stick to the u.k. because british prime minister boris johnson now says he agreed to go to a party in 2020 at a time when he was telling the public they must stay home. in fact, at the time he was
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ordering police to order the country's strict lockdown. >> i want to apologize. i know the rage they feel with me and with the government i lead, when they think that on downing street itself the rules are not being followed by the people who make the rules. and although i cannot anticipate the conclusions of the current inquiry, i have learned enough to know that there were things we simply did not get right. >> cnn's thelma is with us. what is going on there? >> reporter: he is a prime minister that has denied, denied, denied. there were allegations of christmas parties, allegations of summer parties, allegations of bringing your own booze
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parties. here's the catch. he did not admit to any wrongdoing. the prime minister at no point said we are guilty of breaking covid rules. he simply said i'm sorry this has hurt the public, i'm sorry for the perception it left, but the rest is up to an investigation. that's why the leader was very quick to call him out. >> there we have it. after months of deceit and deception, a pathetic spec ta -- spectacle of a man who has run out of rope. his perception that he didn't know he was at a party is offensive. >> reporter: the questions being asked today on the streets of london, there is a sense that the prime minister was being cornered, that he had to admit to something.
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what are the implications? twofold. watch politically how the prime minister survives this. does his party continue to back him? remember, the biggest fear here is a no confidence vote, the possibility that his party could turn against him, try to turn him out of office. a recent snap poll showed that two-thirds of adults in this country want to see the prime minister resign. that's an increase from just a couple of weeks ago. you can see how the public is turning against him. is this apology too little too late, ana? >> salma, thank you for your report. coming up, what caused the former president to hang up, literally avoiding an interview? and our techno wizardry calculates your car's value and gives you a real offer in seconds.
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narrator: on a faraway beach, the generation called "our greatest" saved the world from tyranny. in an office we know as "oval," a new-generation president faced down an imminent threat of nuclear war. on a bridge in selma, alabama, the preacher of his time marched us straight to passing voting rights
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2022 that they must press your case on the past election in order to get your endorsement? >> they're going to do whatever they want to do. whatever they have to do, they're going to do, but the ones that are smart, the ones that know, you take a look at again, you take a look at how carrie lake is doing running for governor. she's very big on this issue. she's leading by a lot. people have no idea this issue is. they don't want it to happen again. it shouldn't be allowed to happen and they don't want it to happen again and the only way it's not going to happen again is you have to solve the problem of the presidential rigged election of 2020. >> mr. president, one more question, i want to ask about a court hearing yesterday on january 6th. judge meta, he's gone. okay. >> let's bring in norm ivan, former white house special counsel in trump's firsti impeachment trial. trump is challenged on his
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election lie, then the conversation tries to turn to january 6th and a court hearing, and boom. he hangs up. what's your reaction to what you just heard? >> well, i've been on that show with steve and he's a very persistent questioner. donald trump doesn't want to answer those questions because he knows he's peddling a big lie. he's keeping it alive. it's having a devastating effect on our democracy. driving these terrible voter suppression and election hijack laws around the country and when you try to pin him down, he runs and hides. that is the token of a big liar. >> the january 6 committee just issued a new round of subpoenas, demanding records and testimony from three individuals. a former white house official who helped draft trump's january 6th speech for the insurrection, and two advisers to donald trump jr. all people who the panel says were involved in planning and preparations for that rally at the ellipse which proceeded the attack. why do you think the committee
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wants to speak to these people specifically? >> because the committee wants to establish the connections between the planners of the insurrection tailgate, the rally on january 6th, the violence that occurred and the president. so they're exploring. and in the letters accompanying the demands for information, they explain there's evidence that the two advisers to donald jr. may have some of that information building the links then the third person, the former speech writer, has information about donald trump's state of mind because he worked on trump's january 6th speech. so they're building the case. nothing gets in their way. they move forward like a bulldozer for truth and accountability. >> and let me also ask you about
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a separate case just moments ago, we learned that the former girlfriend, the ex-girlfriend of matt gates entered the florida courthouse where the grand jury there is investigating gates for alleged sex trafficking and they're meeting presumably right now. the source told cnn the girlfriend was expected to testify. so what, if anything, does her appearance, assuming that's what happened, tell you about where this case is headed? >> well, it can't be good news for matt gates that his ex-girlfriend has been seen entering the building. of course we don't know exactly what she said or did inside the building where the grand jury is meeting. the reason it's not good news is because this is a token that this woman who has information about that critical period where gates is accused, or i should
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say under investigation, and we don't yet have the outcome of the investigation of crimes like having sex with a minor, transporting women across state lines. possible obstruction. she was connected with mr. gates during the same period that those allegations are under investigation. so not a good sign as that investigation continues to close for him personally. this terrible era needs to have accountability and it's good that prosecutors are looking into serious allegations like this. >> norm, it's great to have you here. thanks so much for joining us. >> thanks very having me. and just in to cnn, late comedian and tv icon, bob saget's widow is speaking out
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about the loss of her husband. rizzo telling "people" magazine, my whole heart. bob was my absolute everything. i'm so completely shattered and in disbelief. i am so deeply touched by the outpouring of love and tribute from our friends, family, his fans and his peers. when the time is right and when the news is not as raw, i look forward to sharing more of bob with the world. sharing how much he meant to me. all those around him. and how much all of his fans and friends meant to him as well. thank you for respecting my privacy at this time. our continued condolences to her, his family and all who knew and loved him. and before i go, i want to give this quick programming note. you know her face, but do you know her whole story? discover the life and legacy of the true marilyn. a new cnn series reframed marilyn monroe premiers sunday
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at 9:00 eastern on cnn. we're back tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. in the meantime, join me on twitter. the news continues next with victor and alyson. have a great afternoon. hello, everyone. >> it is good to be with you. a key measure of inflation just hit a 39-year high. the u.s. consumer price inflation index rose 7% over the past year and 5% from november to december. >> so in response, the white house tried to down play the report. >> it's really important to get under the hood of these monthly inflation reports and if you look at the change from november to december, inflation is up half a

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