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download the cbs news app on your cell phone or it's wednesday, november 10th, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." breaking overnight, donald trump's request denied. a judge will not block the release of white house documents related to the capitol riot. what this means for the investigation. safety plan shortfall. why organizers may not have been prepared for the concert tragedy in houston. honoring the fallen. what's happening for the first time in nearly 100 years at the tomb of the unknown soldier. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with breaking developments in the capitol riot investigation.
the fight over donald trump's white house records related to the january 6th attack is heating up. last night a judge ruled those documents must be turned over to lawmakers. the former president is putting up a fight. laura podesta is in new york with more on this. laura, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. this is a fight that could very well make its way up to the nation's highest court and set a precedent for future presidents on what is and what is not considered executive privilege. a federal judge has ruled the congressional committee investigating the january 6th attack on the u.s. capitol can access former president trump's white house records. mr. trump quickly filed an appeal that could end up before the supreme court. >> if somebody is hollering this hard and loud, i am to assume that undoubtedly you have something to hide. >> reporter: in a 39-page ruling, judge tanya chutkan
wrote that mr. trump's position appears to be premised on the notion that his executive power exists in perpetuity. but presidents are not kings, and plaintiff is not president. mr. trump's spokesperson said, "this is a battle to defend executive privilege for presidents past, present, and future." [ chants ] the bipartisan committee is looking into the actions by the trump white house leading up to and during the deadly riot. >> we're getting information from all sorts of sources. so no one individual is going to be able to frustrate our capacity to proceed. >> reporter: ten new subpoenas were sent out yesterday to high-ranking staff of the trump administration including ones to former white house press secretary kaleigh mcenany and senior adviser steven miller. >> what i'll say is this -- it's just an attempt -- and you know this as well as anybody -- to distract from the horrific failures of the biden presidency. >> reporter: last month the house voted to hold former white house adviser steve bannon in criminal contempt for ignoring a
subpoena. bannon's case was referred to the justice department for potential prosecution, anne-marie. >> laura podesta in new york. thank you very much. pfizer is looking to expand its use of covid booster shots for american adults. the drug company is asking the fda to authorize an extra shot for everyone who is 18 years or older. right now older americans and other groups vulnerable to the virus can get pfizer's extra dose. it's unclear how soon it can be made available to all adults. and ahead on "cbs mornings," we'll talk with u.s. surgeon general vivek murthy about pfizer's request and the latest on vaccines for children ages 5 to 11. turning now to that dead concert disaster in houston. we are learning that authorities may not have had a safety plan for a crowd surge. the tragedy friday night left eight fans dead and hundreds more injured. that includes a young boy who is still in the hospital.
here's lilia luciano. ♪ >> reporter: before the chaos there was this photo -- 9-year-old ezra blount with his dad outside astroworld festival. ezra was on his father's shoulder as travis scott performed and the crowd surged. >> my son couldn't breathe because of all the pressure that was being applied to him. and he passed out. and when he passed out, ezra fell into the crowd. and he was trampled really bad. >> reporter: he remains in a medically induced coma on a ventilator. eight died that night. homicide and narcotics teams from houston p.d. are leading a criminal investigation. this is an astroworld festival action plan. 56 pages of protocols for all types of emergencies -- active shooters, bomb threats, evacuations, but nothing about a crowd surge even those paragraph -- even though travis scott was
twice arrested for scott who was twice arrested for urging crowds to stampede barricades. in this 2019 netflix documentary, scott's security team details the kind of panic crush that this time turned deadly. >> you see kids trying to get to safety because they can't breathe because it's so compact. >> reporter: in this closeup video, trampled fans are aitthow. for add a breakdown in communication with fire and police unable to communicate with private medics hired for the event. investigators are combing through the concert site examining fences aimed at crowd control which as the crowd surged became deathtraps. there are calls for an independent investigation into what went wrong. given houston's pd involvement in providing security and what many are calling a catastrophic failure. lilia luciano, cbs news, houston. the president is heading to maryland today to tout his newly passed infrastructure plan. mr. biden will be speaking at
the port of baltimore where some of the cash in the deal will help ease the ongoing supply chain crisis. congress last week passed the bill. now the white house is detailing how the cash will be distributed across the nation. >> the whole name of the game here is to focus on the underserved and the unserved and on affordability. we have to make sure that we don't spend this money overbuilding. >> meantime democrats are focusing on the road ahead for the president's build-back-better agenda. they've agreed to vote on the social spending bill by next week. the defense will resume its arguments today in the trial of kyle rittenhouse and could call him to the stand. yesterday jurors saw infrared video for a second time capturing rittenhouse shooting and killing a man during the police brutality protest in kenosha. one witness told the court he urged rittenhouse to surrender to authorities. >> i tell him to walk outside and turn himself in.
that was a safe bet for him. i told him to walk outside, and he had said, "i had to. i had to shoot someone." at that point i left the location because i was in fear that the protesters were going to come to that location. >> rittenhouse shot and killed two men and wounded a third. he claims he acted in self-defense. if convicted he could face life in prison. the tomb of the unknown soldier at arlington national cemetery opened to visitors for the first time in nearly a century. a ceremony yesterday began with a prayer led by the crow nation and will conclude today. people lined up to place flowers at the tomb. the symbolic final resting place for unidentified or missing american soldiers. the public ceremony falls on the tomb's centennial commemoration. coming up, penalty against aron rodgers. the quarterback will have to pay
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after they attended a team halloween party while unvaccinated. the league launched a review after rodgers tested positive for covid last week and it found out that he had not been vaccinated. yesterday, rodgers acknowledged that he did mislead people about his vaccination status. "the new york times" says nasa is delaying its deadline for landing astronauts back on the moon to 2025. it's the first acknowledgment that the 2024 target is by -- target is by former president trump cannot be met. nasa administrator bill nelson said congress did not provide enough money to develop a landing system for its artemis moon program. he also said the lawsuit filed by jeff bezos' rocket company delayed work on the lunar lander being developed by spacex. and "reuters" reports on lady gaga's return to bring the gucci family tragedy to the big screen. the singer and actress appeared on the red carpet yesterday in london for the premiere of "house of gucci."
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our top stories this morning -- a federal judge ruled the namme vestigatinjanuary 6th formresident trump's white house records. mr. trump is trying to block that. he filed an appeal that could end up before the supreme court. and pfizer is asking the fda to authorize its covid booster shots for anyone 18 or older. right now older americans and other groups vulnerable to the virus can get pfizer's extra dose. the agency has said that it would move quickly to get the third shot to younger people if warranted. there are plenty of taxi services to choose from these days, but a british man has cornered the market when it
comes to heavy lifting. ian lee explains. >> reporter: it may not be the smoothest ride, but this tank taxi sure looks cool. merlin batchelor thinks so, turning heads while he rumbles down the streets of norwich, england. >> they're pure entertainment. as you drive, there are people smiling, laughing, pointing. >> reporter: let's clear something up -- this isn't technically a tank. >> technical at the's an armored personnel carrier. >> reporter: tank taxi rolls off the tongue better. and they look similar. how did you buy this? >> on line as you do with everything these days. >> reporter: the purchase and repairs set merlin back about $35,000, then requests for rides started rolling in. >> first i had neighbors, then friends asking. then friends of friends and then people i didn't even know asking can i take them to -- mainly asking about props. >> reporter: that led to his side hustle. for about $1,000 a trip, he chauffeurs for weddings and even funerals. >> it's pretty much the other woman to be honest.
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