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thanks for your time today on a busy "inside politics." ana cabrera picks up our coverage right now. hello, and thank you for joining us. i'm ana cabrera in new york. former president trump is calling it a strange day. historians will call it unprecedented. just hours ago, the fbi search of trump's florida home sent shock waves through the nation and the halls of congress. agents hauling off boxes of items and cnn has learned this is all tied to the federal investigation into alleged mishandling of classified white house documents at trump's florida property. key republicans are questioning this move by the doj, including his former vice president, mike pence. trump's supporters now gathering outside his residence. uniting around those claims that this is a justice department
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engaging in political persecution, but we know a federal judge had to sign off on this search warrant. it wasn't just the fbi acting on its own. and before it was even in front of that judge, the highest levels of the doj including the trump appointed director of the fbi, likely had to approve the action. we also know that the fbi met with trump's legal team in june about white house documents that were being stored at mar-a-lago. so the key question in this mystery now is, what changed between that june meeting and yesterday? it was big enough to compel the fbi to move. cnn's leyla santiago is live outside mar-a-lago. you're learning more about the timeline and what led up to the search. fill us in. >> it's important to go all the way back to the beginning of the year. january, where we start to see this timeline unfold, when we know that president trump's team was interviewed by the fbi. and that's when they really started to look into what was a
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lot of records believed to be here at mar-a-lago. excuse me, the national archives contacted trump back in may about those important documents that had not been handed over. so that takes you back to may of 2021. then you go to january, where the archives, who they are, by the way, in charge, responsible for sorting and collecting presidential records, in january, they retrieve 15 boxes from here in mar-a-lago at the former president's primary residency, and we understand that that included some classified information from that trip. now, obviously, after that, there were several other incidents that sort of led all the way to june. but i do want to go back to that june 3rd date that you mentioned off the top, ana, because we
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learned on june 3rd, four investigators met with at least two trump attorneys. we understand according to sources familiar with the investigation that they even had some sort of interaction with the former president himself. he greeted them, apparently they were shown to the basement and there was some sort of something was put on padlock there. that was june 3rd. now, let's fast forward to where we are this week. then yesterday, we learned that the fbi executed a search warrant here at mar-a-lago. we learned this because the former president announced it himself. and what we have gathered as far as the details from sources close to that investigation is that they were sort of targeting the personal quarters as well as the offices related to that investigation into those presidential records, which does also contain classified
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information. so that is where we got to yesterday, after several developments over the last year led to this. and here we are today, where i can tell you, having been here, it's pretty quiet over at mar-a-lago, but here, we have certainly seen how this has kind of revved up the base. you have a lot of trump supporters out here waving flags and wanting more answers as to why and how this happened. >> thank you for setting that foundation and really filling in the details. the timeline for us. let's discuss all of this with former federal prosecutor shan wu, former fbi senior intelligence adviser phil mudd, and contributor and author of "watergate, a new history" garrett graff. great to have all of you here with us. shan, prior administrations have had presidential records act violations. and it's a very high bar to bring criminal charges for mishandling of classified documents. so what does that tell you about
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what may have led up to this search warrant being executed? >> i think it tells me two things. first, it's kind of low-hanging fruit for the justice department because unlike a more complex constitutional question, talk about disqualification later, this one, if the documents are there, and they're classified, for example, they shouldn't have been there. so if you find them, that's a pretty straightforward prosecution for them. >> do you think that the doj would really put its neck out there on just that? >> i think they would. because it's a very easy case to say yea or nay on, and it does not involve the greater complexities in terms of whether to charge or not. and again, if they find that it's low-hanging fruit, this is consistent with garland's approach towards these things. this is something he could say, follow the law, follow the evidence. if it's there, let's present it to a judge to see if there's probable cause we may find it there. if we find it there, then we move on from there. now, having said that, it would
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certainly require a lot of careful grilling at the department through its bureaucracy, and it has to be approved at a high level because it's the most sensitive of sensitive investigations. >> let's talk about the people at the top who would have probably had to give the green light for this. fbi director chris wray, attorney general merrick garland. phil, what does their history, what we know about how they conduct themselves tell us about the threshold here? >> i could tell you about their history and give you a quick judgment on what that tells me about what happened yesterday. if you look at these individuals, chris wray, who went through an incredibly turbulent time at the fbi after james comey and president trump accusing the fbi of plit somewheresation. they wanted wray to be more vocal in defending the bureau. he was not. he kept a low profile. you look at merrick garland. democrats wanted him to be more out front on this investigation. he knew in the previous years the department of justice had been attacked for things like
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the hillary clinton investigation. he was below the radar. two career professionals, wray and garland, decide to come out from below radar and take the most consequential political move the department could take in years. i do not think that based on that partly this is solely about classified documents. i think it's about classified documents that somehow relate to an ongoing investigation. just finding secret documents in mar-a-lago to me, ana, is not enough for wray and garland to say we want to take an unprecedented step. i don't think so. >> garrett, trump has compared this move and all these tweets, the statements he's putting out on truth social, again, a legally approved federal law enforcement search, but he's comparing it to the criminal watergate break-in. as the watergate expert here, briefly just fact check that for us. >> yeah, i mean, it's hard to count the number of different ways that this is different than five burglars breaking in
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illegally to the offices of a political opponent as richard nixon directed his plumbers unit in the summer of 1972 to do. however, i do think it is worth talking about sort of the shared challenge that investigating the president brings to the department of justice. i think that's where both in richard nixon's case and in donald trump's case as a former president, i really have to disagree with shan here, which is this would not be a straightforward case for the justice department to be pursuing on its own. i really agree with phil that there must be more underlying information about these specific documents and why donald trump took these specific documents that the justice department must be concerned about. one of the challenges of the
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security classification system is the extraordinary discretion that presidents themselves get over declassifying information. so the u.s. government classifies all kinds of information, important and not, and the simple fact that donald trump had in his possession some classified material would not be something that you would typically see the justice department go after, particularly and ironically, because of their decision in 2016 to not indict hillary clinton for her mishandling of classified materials. that actually that decision raises the bar on the evidence needed to pursue criminal charges in a case like this. >> what do you think, shan? >> i don't think that's how garland thinks. i totally agree with both of you that it's not going to be like he took mementos out of his office. i think it probably does involve classified documents, but i
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think garland's approach is, he would thought say we need something more here, it has to be connected to something else, january 6, something like that, if that's there, great, but i think if it's classified and his people bring to him the point and bring to wray that this is classified information, it's being mishandled. we have tried to negotiate with them. it's not like they just swooped down on them. something happened between june and now. >> you think there was like a negotiation? that's my question. why wouldn't they just ask for the documents? why wouldn't they subpoena the documents? why go in and execute a search warrant? >> i think from the reporting they did ask at this meeting in june. something happened since then i think that destroyed their trust that they were going to get them or that they're going to be in good shape when they get them. my concern would be, i think they should have moved earlier because you basically have had the fox guarding the hen house at this point. >> timing wise, phil, i wonder also if the fbi would have to know the contents of these documents if they could have
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been tipped off by, i don't know, a witness or somebody who would give them insight into what was in these documents in order to get this warrant for the search. >> typically, that's right. you're not going to make this move unless you have a high bar. i'm putting that over 90%, that you're getting classified information. that's step one, that the classified information is significant. that's step two. for example, it's not just that he took documents related to a conversation with the french president. that doesn't cut the bar, ana. that might reach a secret level of classification in my old life. you're not going to get a search warrant for that. next, relating to negotiations in june, you're anticipating you will not get those documents. you might anticipate that they're going to be destroyed. but in reviewing those documents today, those agents going to the fbi director and the attorney general have to be able to say today, tuesday, we're seeing stuff that is so significant
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that when we go to get questioned by the congress and by the media, people are going to say, clearly, this decision got over the bar, and simple classified documents do not get over the bar in my judgment. >> garrett, in the old days, fbi agents descending on your house and apparently leaving with boxes of evidence would have been a huge blow to any political hopes. now we're seeing the gop rallying around trump. there are people at his home supporting him. what do you think this moment means for him politically? >> i think it's too soon for us to know because we don't know what if any shoes are going to drop in this or any of the other investigations under way. one of the most remarkable aspects of this moment in history is when word first broke of the raid, the search of mar-a-lago last night on social media, none of us knew which of about a half dozen different
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active investigations of president trump this particular search might relate to. i think that should tell us something about the complexity and the uncertainty of the moment as it's going to unfold in donald trump's legal jeopardy. the simple fact is that very few people in their entire lives are going to be the subject of a federal fbi search warrant. even fewer of those are going to ever escape without criminal charges. so the moment those fbi agents got that warrant, someone was already in very serious legal jeopardy, and i think that legal trouble is just beginning. >> phil, do you think this gives us any indication of where investigators are at in their investigation? >> i do. it doesn't give me a sense of timing but it gives me a sense of how far along they are. typically, when you're going to do an investigation of this magnitude, you're going to go from the outside in.
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you want to talk to lower level people going up a pyramid to insure if you get to more senior subjects, maybe it's rudy giuliani, maybe it's john eastman. in this case, the former president of the united states. by the time you get to the top of the pyramid, you want at least half of your answers questioned. when a subject comes in for an interview when they're questioned by the fbi. i have been questioned in investigations myself. they don't know that the fbi already knows the answer. if they ask you what happened last week, they know because if you don't tell the truth, they have already realized that you're not going to cooperate with the investigation. this indicates to me that they're very far along with the investigation because you can't get any higher on the pyramid, ana, than the president of the united states. >> very quickly, shan, to button this up, is it possible trump is not the target of the move that they're making here, that he would not be the target? >> it's possible but unlikely because it's his residence. at the very least, they would have to tell his lawyers you're a subject at this point.
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the fact it's in his possession really makes him a target. briefly, the point of timing, you could see a bit of a delay here because it's not just paper. there could be digital records and it could take a long time to analyze all that. i wouldn't hold my breath on the actual announcement of charges. >> i'm thinking back to rudy giuliani and the search warrant on his properties a year and a half ago. thanks very much. >> much more on this just ahead, including new developments as well in the january 6th investigation. the committee today speaking with former secretary of state mike pomp peyo who discussed options to remove trump from office after the insurrection. >> plus, finally, good news on inflation. we're seeing some deflation. we'll tell you where you can find some relief for the first time in two years. >> and it was a case that gripped the nation, and now gabby petito's parents want police to pay for her death.
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signed, sealed, and a political win delivered. the chips bill is now law. its goal is to boost competition with china and u.s. semi-conductor chip production. these are used in cars to appliances to medical devices. let's bring in jeremy diamond now. what kind of impact will this law have? >> on a president biden as he prepared to sign this bill into law, called this a generational investment in america. one aimed at boosting not only the u.s.'s economic security but also its national security. when you thick about these chips they're in vehicles to electronics but also weapons systems including those produced by several major u.s. defense
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contractors. now, this is all aimed at trying to reposition the u.s. as one of the top producers of semi-conductor chips in the world, and it is a $280 billion investment. let me break it down for you. $52 billion for chip making and research. that's tax incentives and subsidies for manufacturing companies. then you have another $1.5 billion to help u.s. telecommunication companies compete with chinese companies like huawei, and another $170 billion into scientific research and space exploration. listen, this is all, as i said, aimed at repositioning the u.s. as one of the top chip makers. semi-conductor chips were invented here, the president noted. right now, the u.s. imports the overwhelming majority of its chips here, and we have seen that have impacts in terms of supply chain issues with vehicle sales for example, but also again those major national security implications, especially as we see china trying to invest more into its production of those, but also because the u.s. imports most of its semi-conductor chips from
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taiwan where we have seen china taking increasingly aggressive maneuvers around the island nation in recent days. very significant piece of legislation and one that president biden and his cabinet noted today was achieved with a bipartisan vote in both chambers of congress. >> jeremy diamond at the white house, thank you. now here's something we haven't heard in a while. good news and inflation in the same sentence. for the first time in more than two years if you can believe it, prices for online goods are dropping. and they're dropping fast. cnn's matt egan is here to walk us through what we're seeing. some relief and where we're not seeing that relief. matt, let's start with the good news. where are prices dropping? >> ana, this is much needed good news. online prices dropping by 1% year over year in july. now, normally this wouldn't really be a big deal because online prices for the longest time did nothing but fall because it's so easy to price shop online. we all do it and do it from the comfort of your livling room,
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but then covid happened. we saw prices start to rise for the first time online. and now, just in the last few months, we had this improvement. it started in the spring and started to come down. all of a sudden we have a decline in prices. >> lower than pre-covid. >> absolutely, and this is -- it snaps a string of 25 straight months of rising prices. so where are prices going down? electronics down sharply, toys, good news for all of us with kids. my son is obsessed with toy trucks. apparel just in time for back to school. why is this happening? some of it is good, some is bad. supply improvement. that's great. in fact, supply has improved so much that some retailers like walmart, target, they have more stuff than they know what to do with. they have been forced to cut prices. the bad, consumer confidence has taken a hit because of inflation. some people are forced to pull back on spending. it's not everywhere. online prices are still going up. groceries, that's a big one.
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this is a record increase. pets, this is because so many people adopted dogs and cats in covid. that's up a record amount. tools and home improvement. still, if you take a step back, clearly, this is an encouraging sign that perhaps inflationary pressures are starting to ease. >> we're going to be looking for new data as well in that regard. what are you looking at? >> yeah, big inflation report tomorrow. there's been a lot of major developments on the economic front. obviously, inflation falling online. as we talked about. gas prices down 56 days in a row. that is a huge positive. strong jobs report. that is great news as far as near term recession. it does make things harder when it comes to trying to cool off inflaig. the big report tomorrow, it used to be the jobs report was the biggest number of the month, and now it's all about inflation. the estimate is for 8.7% increase in consumer prices. at any other point in the last 40 years that would be a bad number, but because inflation is so high, that would mark an improvement.
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two people speaking with the january 6th committee today. one, who would know about cabinet conversations about removing trump from office after the insurrection. the other, a key player in trump's effort to overturn the 2020 election. sources say investigators are meeting with former secretary of state mike pompeo and doug mastriano, the republican nominee for governor in pennsylvania. cnn's sara murray has the details for us. first, what does the committee hope to learn from those two key figures? >> well, look, pompeo played a pivotal role in the administration. he was a close trump ally but he was also reportedly involved in discussions about the 25th amendment and removing trump from office. that is certainly what the committee is going to want to know from pompeo. when it comes to mastriano, they may have wanted to learn a lot
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about any conversations with trump about efforts he may have made to overturn the election, but it was a really quick appearance. only 15 minutes, and he didn't answer any of the committee's questions. >> in georgia, rudy giuliani seeking to postpone his testimony before the grand jury investigating interference in the 2020 election there. a judge just handed down his decision. what is it? >> that's right. giuliani was supposed to appear for testimony today and instead he decided to challenge that saying he had a medical procedure and couldn't travel. the judge said that giuliani still does have to appear but later this month. he said he has to appear august 17th, which should give giuliani enough time to work out his travel. made some pretty colorful remarks in the hearing. take a listen. >> john madden drove all over the country in a big bus from stadium to stadium. so one thing we need to explore is whether mr. giuliani could get here without jeopardizing his recovery and his health. on a train, on a bus, or uber,
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whatever it would be. >> so you heard the judge there basically saying rudy giuliani, figure it out. if other people can figure out how to get to stadium to stadium without flying you can figure out a train or a bus. now we wait to see what rudy giuliani decides. >> not going to escape having to appear. sara murray, thank you for your reporting. so you have the january 6th committee investigation, you have the georgia investigation. those pressing forward as the justice department also moves ahead with its own separate investigations into actions involving the former president. and just hours ago, they executed a search warrant at his florida home. this is an unprecedented move. i want to get reaction from former director of national intelligence james clapper who joins us now. director clapper, talk congressional republicans are trying to frame this suearch warrant as nothing more than the weapon zaz of the justice department for political purposes. how do you see it? >> well, as a longtime public
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servant in the government, i guess i'm looking at it more from a compliance standpoint than perhaps politician might. on its face, you know, any documents generated during the presidency are actually the property of the government or more specifically the people. and if they happen to be classified, then that actually compounds the importance of securing these documents because they could range from intelligence to nuclear command and control. who knows. having said all that, i agree with the speakers in a previous segment that there has to be something more than just the presence of classified documents at mar-a-lago. i think it has to be tied to something else. this is a case where, you know,
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what's out there publicly is not the full story yet. >> you talk about how some of these classified documents could have national security concerns. a source says some of them had top secret markings on them. when you're talking about classified information that makes its way all the way to the top, to the president, this isn't low level classified stuff, right? what types of details could be in these documents? >> well, about anything. i mean, the sensitive intelligence information, although over time, that will age off. it could be sensitive documents pertaining to, for example, nuclear command and control, although i kind of doubt that. but there's a whole range of national security topics that
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could put the country's national security in jeopardy. the president was, as we saw during the administration, a little loosey goosey about protecting classified information to start with. there is, as i understand, a lot of traffic in and out of mar-a-lago. so there is the potential for comp compromise, but again, i don't think that in itself was sufficient to merit or justify the search and seizure activity that has occurred. >> and just to, again, remind our viewers, the fact that trump has access as the president to all kinds of classified information, and then he chooses to take some of those documents with him in his post presidency, and then the national archives comes asking for documents. he turns over 15 boxes that he
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had with him at mar-a-lago, but he still chooses to hold on to these additional documents. when you just look at all of that and you think, trump, you know, he's indicated he may run in 2024 again, as a former president, he still has some access to intel. as a candidate, if he secures the nomination, he would go on to receive regular intelligence briefings. do you believe trump should be given access to any classified information at this point? >> well, as in the past, former presidents have been afforded the courtesy, for example, of intelligence briefings. pdb-like updates, and i don't know if that practice has been followed with president trump or not. but i don't think it's carte blanche, and certainly, prior presidents have, as far as i know, never taken that volume of
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sensitive or classified documents with them to their private residence. mar-a-lago is not what is called a skcif. which is authorized and capable of protecting classified information. again, a stunning development, but maybe not surprising. >> director clapper, i always appreciate your time. thank you for making time for us today. a different race, familiar matchup, the latest battle between former president trump and his vice president mike pence playing out in wisconsin today. what to watch in today's primaries next. next time, go to america's best - where two pairs and a free exam start at just $7979.95. can't beat that. can't bebeat this, either. book an exam today at as a main street bank, pnc has helped over 7 million kids develop their passion for learning. and now we're providing 88 billion dollars
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♪ ♪ hitting the polls for primaries in minnesota, vermont, and connecticut. let's focus on a key race in wisconsin. the republican primary for governor there is another proxy battle between donald trump and mike pence. former lieutenant governor rebecca kleefisch is endorsed by pence, while trump has thrown his support behind a political newcomer. tick tim michels. what's the one big thing these candidates have in common?
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>> well, other than both being republicans, they have both fully embraced donald trump's falsehoods of fraud around the 2020 election, including kleefisch, who is backed by the establishment republicans. she served as lieutenant governor to scott walker for eight years. trump has been focused on the 2020 election, as we know, but particularly laser focused on wisconsin. a state he won in 2016 and then lost in 2020. and he's called officials on numerous occasions trying to get them to overturn or decertify the election. now, kleefisch has said that's not possible. even if she wins governor, she cannot legally overturn or decertify the election, but miech ls s miech l michels hat not ruled thought out. this is the third time we have seen a proxy battle between trump and pence. if you're keeping score, i know two men who are, they have won one race. you have pence winning in
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georgia and trump in arizona. this race had once been considered a shoo-in for kleefisch, but after the trump endorsement, after michels pours millions of his own money into this campaign, it's highly competitive. >> a tennis legend says it's time for her to move in a different direction. serena williams is retiring. she doesn't like to use that word. instead, she said she's evolving away from the game she helped transform. she hinted at retirement just yesterday when she was asked what's motivated her to keep playing for so long. >> i guess there's just a light at the end of the tunnel. i'm getting closer to the light. yeah. so that's like lately, that's been it for me. can't wait to get to that light. i love playing, though. so it's amazing, but you know, i can't do this forever.
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>> williams remarkable career includes 23 grand slam singles titles, four olympic gold medals and more than $94 million in prize money. more than any other female athlete. what a career. what a legacy. >> actor ashton kutcher says he's lucky to be alive. more on the rare disease that he says knocked out his hearing, his vision, and made it difficult to walk. age is just a number. and mine's unlisted. try boost® high protein with 20 grams of protein for muscle health. versus 16 grams in ensure high protein. boost® high protein also has key nutrients for immune support.rams boost® high protein.rotein.
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ashton kutcher says for almost a year he had trouble
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seeing, hearing, and walking. the actor is opening up about his battle with a severe form of a rare autoimmune disease. he discussed it in an episode of "running wild with bear grylls." >> it, like, knocked out my vision. knocked out my hearing, and knocked out all my equilibrium. it took me like a year to build it all back up. you don't really appreciate it until it's gone, until you go, i don't know if i'm ever going to be able to see again. i don't know if i'm ever going to be able to hear again or walk again. >> what an ordeal. talk about strength through adversity. >> lucky to be alive. >> lucky to be alive. >> cnn senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen is here. wow. elizabeth, to see him now, he seems okay. explain what is vasculitis. >> what happened to him is clearly so scary. a lot of people don't know about vasculitis. it's an autoimmune response. your blood vessels get restricted, so your immune system is attacking your blood
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vessels. the cause is usually unknown. sometimes there's a genetic reason, sometimes it's because of medications, but it's usually not known why someone like mr. kutcher would get it. the severity varies from mild to life-threatening. his sounds like it was more on the severe side and it's treated with a variety of drugs. one of the things that makes vasculitis tough is that the symptoms are really quite, well, symptoms of a lot of things. it's fatigue. it can be weight loss or general aches and pains, loss of appetite, fever, so it can be very difficult to diagnose, ana. >> okay. well, thank you, elizabeth, for filling us in. what a story. and now to a case that gripped the nation, and you'll recall what police released the body cam footage of gabby petito, it horrified those who watched, especially her family. they watched her sobbing to officers about a fight with her fiance, brian laundrie, during a cross-country road trip. this stop happened almost exactly a year ago.
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just weeks later, laundrie would murder her. now, her family plans to sue moab city, utah, police. the petito family says officers failed to realize their daughter was in danger at that moment. cnn's jean casarez is here with us. and jean, the parents have taken the first step in filing suit. what exactly is therapy legal argument? >> it's very interesting because -- because of the body cam video and because of an independent investigation about that traffic stop that was done by an outside agency, that's where they really have their information that they say can show that there were negligence and wanton malicious acts that were done against gabby. and what they are saying is that their claims are, number one, that the law enforcement there, moab police department, does not understand or enforce the utah state laws that they investigated laundrie's, quote, self-evidently false claims. they do not properly train their
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officers on investigating domestic violence incidents or properly assess the circumstances, including, quote, to identify brian as the true primary aggressor, and they really cite a lot of facts, they say, that are facts from that body cam. number one, gabby, so emotional, crying. the officer comes over and says, you have some marks on your arms and on your face, and she admits she does, and the officer even says, they look fresh. she said, they sort of sting. did brian do it? yeah, he hit me. well, they didn't document. according to this legal filing, at all, the marks that were on her, and then when she says, i hit him first, they make her the dominant aggressor, and they discussed on that body cam of arresting her. they almost arrested her for domestic violence. and then another point, brian, he's reaching -- he says, i don't really have a cell phone at all, but then a little bit later, he's reaching into his pocket. there you go. right there. and the legal filing says that's his cell phone, and he gave them his number.
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so, they were inconsistent, but the police never asked about those inconsistencies, and finally, the legal filing says there was a witness, actually, two of them, but one called 911, saw them a few minutes before this stop, that he was hitting her on the streets of moab. they put that in the report, but they never tried to find that person that called and made that 911 call so they are saying it's negligent and wanton, wrongful conduct, and they believe if they had followed protocol, that she would be alive today, if they had filed charges and arrested him for domestic violence. we'll see where this goes. it's very creative, ana, and they're asking for $50 million. and one more thing. moab police say they cannot comment on this, and they also want to remind you that it's a week ago this friday that it all happened. >> yeah, i was going to is you how police are defending themselves, but you say they aren't commenting right now. clearly, this is a case that
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could have broader implications ftd if the family is successful in this lawsuit. jean casarez, thank you. that does it for us today. thank you for being with us. i'll see you back here tomorrow, same time, same place. until then, join me on twitter, @anacabrera. the news continues with victor blackwell right after this. don't go anywhere. ever wonder what everyone's doing on their phones? they're banking, with bank of america. the groom's parents? they just found d out they can redeem rewards for a a second honeymoon. romance is in the aiair. like these two. he's realizing he's in love. and that his dating app just went up. must be fate. and phil. he forgot a gift, so he's sending the happy couple some money. digital tools so impressive, you just can't stop banking. what would you like the power to do?
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-- captions by vitac -- hello, i'm victor blackwell, welcome to "cnn newsroom." alisyn is off today. first, any moment now, we expect to see president biden sign the senate-approved expansion of nato. this includes sweden and finland. this is an historic and harsh rebuke against vladimir putin. it adds more than 800 miles to russia's border with the alliance once finland is formally admitted. we will bring you the president's remarks as soon as they begin, but first, there is still so much we don't know about the unprecedented fbi search and seizure at donald trump's home. the first time that's happened to a former president. investigators executed a warrant at trump's florida estate, mar-a-lago, monday, and his attorney confirmed that papers were removed. three sources tell cnn the search has to do with the treatment of presidential documents, including some that are classified. now, former president trump, who was in new


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