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sam stein, there does seem to be a sense of a growing urgency from this statement from what we're hearing from the white house on teachers vaccines. i think that we're turning a page. >> yeah, a month ago it seemed like everything was trending optimistically, vaccination reallies were good, we thought that we'd hit the july 4th marker. that hasn't happened. and then there was annen aity vaccine push. and now another note where people are saying we need to do mandatory vaccinations like this group talked about. but also redoubling our efforts to reach the hard to reach populations. >> you have new york city asking teachers to get the vaccine or get tested every week, compelling them. and the big question that we'll be looking at in the days to come is vaccine mandates and whether or not the white house can come to terms with something like that as they try to get teachers vaccinated for the
fall. it is a crush against delta. >> we've done it for hundreds of millions of students, we can do it for those on the front line. that is it us it for us. stephanie ruhle picks up the coverage. have a great day. hi there, i'm stephanie ruhle. it is monday, july 26, and we have to start with a dramatic turn in the covid virus vaccination battle. states with the biggest increases of new covid infections are also reporting an uptick in vaccinations. the country's overall vaccination rate has also increased since last week. take a look at this, these five states had the heist number of cases as of this morning they are all reporting a higher really of new vaccinations. compared to the national average. according to nbc news data, the united states is now averaging 699 first doses per 100,000 residents, that is up from 590
the week before. good news. but it might not be enough to stop the delta variant's aggressive spread. nationwide skass are up 50% week over week with hospitalizations jumping 37%. 250 people a day are dying on average. dr. anthony fauci out with a new warning that we're going in the wrong direction and that rein-stating mask mandates for everyone including vaccinated americans, that is actually on the table. >> do you think masks should be brought back for vaccinated americans? >> you know, this is under active consideration. >> i've got an all-star team following these developments. gabe guttierez in alabama, shaq brewster in missouri and also the former health director in the obama white house. gabe, alabama, why are vaccination numbers so low ond
what is the state doing about it? >> reporter: well, certainly alabama is one of the lowest vax vaccination rates in the country, just 34%. and the republican governor here is blaming unvaccinated folks for this latest surge. the university of alabama at birmingham and this hospital has seen a rise in covid patients just the last few days. friday it had 35 positive covid patients. right now it has 48. and that is the most it has seen since back in february when it had 52 covid patients. now, across the state, alabama has seen a more than 300% rise in hospitalizations since july 1. 326%. a significant increase. and as we've been traveling to different states across the south, we were in florida as well as louisiana and other parts of the south, there is a
great deal of vaccine skepticism here. the hope is from local officials that the more they talk about this, the more the governor encourages people to get vaccinated, that they will be able to have this trend in a different direction. but again, this hospital, uab, it has -- of 31 of its last covid positive tests that it had in its pathology lab, all of those were the delta variant. came back the delta variant. so certainly something significant that public health officials here in alabama and across the south will are deali with. >> gabe, you are at the university of alabama medical center. is the university requiring vaccines of all their stufrnts? i'm guessing if you are required a vaccine to go to alabama made football game, everybody would do it. >> reporter: no, this hospital is not requiring vaccines for its employees. there has been some hesitancy among health care employees
across the country. and here at uab, 70% of its staff is vaccinated at this point. >> dr. patel, let's talk about these 57 medical groups, they represent millions of doctors, nurses, our health care professionals, they are demanding mandatory vaccines for all health care workers. why on earth hasn't that happened already? >> reporter: yeah, good morning. and as you heard gabe say, this is an alarming statistic that about 30% to 35% of health care workers have not been vaccinated. i think that there are three huge reasons driving it. number one, we don't have a fully approved vaccine. it is something that becomes kind of a gray zone in some people's minds, not mine, but some people's minds. number two, i think that i'll tell you what is happening, when gabe talks about wards spilling over, who staffs those words? all the seam health care workers that we need, a third of which are not vaccinated. and if we immediately reject those people, we are facing already a shortened workforce
and even heightened crisis on top of that. and then third, i think that it is the fact that there are states, 15 states around the country, that are now limiting the jurisdiction and ability of public health officials to even do anything. and i think all those factors combined have scared some institutions and hoping this letter really helps. >> and in places like alabama and louisiana, many people who are refusing vaccinations are doing so because they say that they are anger former president trump lost and they are sick of democrats thinking that they know what is best. of course that makes absolutely no sense since these vaccines were domed while trump was in office and of course he and his entire family have been fully vaccinated. that part makes no sense. what you mentioned a moment ago, this vaccine is not yet fully authorized. once it is, will that make a difference to these people? >> i think that it will make a difference for employers. and then they will be able to mandate the vaccine.
i do not think that it will make a difference for unfortunately a growing percentage of people who really do feel like this is somehow joe biden or some democratic governor imposing and against the liberties of individuals. i think that it is clear, public health emergencies leak like coronavirus are a public health matter and your individual actions clearly have ramifications. and i think that in and of itself should be enough argument. but i think the mandate for employers would make the most kind of wave if we have full approval. >> once it is fully approved, get ready, employers will be demanding it. shaq, let's talk about masks. missouri's attorney general says he will sue to stop st. louis from reinstating a mask mandate that is supposed to go into effect today. how will this play out? >> it remains to be seen what it looks like in the long term, but bottom line short term, that mask mandate is back. starting today, in st. louis and st. louis county, indoor
locations, a mask is required. and that is for the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. the exception of course are bars and restaurants where people are actively eating. as far as outdoor locations, masks are strongly suggested especially when among a crowd. now, you are already seeing some opposition to this mask mandate at many different levels. you have the state attorney general as you mentioned calling this insanity saying he is planning to sue the city and county as early as today. he is also running for senate. so you get a sense of the high profile nature of his position there. and you also have county council saying that they will take a vote to terminate the mask mandate as early as tomorrow. and you have local players saying that this is not a priority for them that mask mandates aren't practical, instead they want to expand access, things line bar seating outside. and so you have that opposition that is there. but you also listen to members
of the medical community here in this area, they say with the vaccination rates, although they are ticking up a little bit, with them not being at the significance levels, masks are important to help get through the surge that we're seeing in the area right now. it remains to be seen how long the mandate will be in place, but it is clear that the man date is in place for those indoor locations. but dr. patel, that surge is among those who are choose to be unvaccinated. at this point, this is a pandemic by choice. we've heard dr. fauci say that he is considering reinstating a nationwide mask mandate. for the millions who are vaccinated, why should they have to? >> a great question. feels like we are suffering truly because of a choice of most individuals, some have -- very few people have real medical reasons for not getting vaccinated. the majority of us can get vaccinated. i think the real remaining
question, we don't have an accurate count on the breakthrough infections. they are rare. but i think it is causing all of us concern as everybody i know hears about one more friend who is fully vaccinated and got infected. and number two, you know that this is critical for parents listening. all of us are waiting for better clinical data that tells us if i'm fully vaccinated and i get infected, my risk of giving to my child or family member or friend is very low or zero. and that is something that we're still struggling with. as we watch data globally and are trying to understand how this variant throw as boomerang into all of us. but shaq is right, this is something that we have to do because we don't know who is unvaccinated and we're not working on a trust and honor system anymore that they will do the right thing. so you are right, it is a policy that we're all having to live with simply because people who are not vaccinated did not want to step up.
>> fry trying to reinstate this will get ugly. biden administration officials say those 65 or older or those with compromised immune systems will need a booster. what do you think about that? >> i think that it is great. i came care of the orderer population and this has been the number one question we've all been asking public health officials. we have seen the data not just organ transplant recipients, but patients with hiv, patients on large doses of steroids, people above the age of 65, but it could be under 65, undergoing cancer treatment. i urge all of you to have a conversation with your physician because i do think that this is going to become a practice and a recommendation that we will see soon and i'm glad to hear it. it is our most vulnerable population. those are the people who are dying at the highest rates.
we do not need to go back to that. >> absolutely not. doctor, shaquille brewster, gabe, thank you all so much. when we come back, people who want to visit museums, gyms and restaurants in europe, they are soon going to need a pass proving that they are vaccinated or tested negative for covid-19. and in this exact time tomorrow, the house has its first january 6 committee hearing. speaker pelosi's newest power move putting mccarthy in the middle. putting mccarthy in the middle here we go. ♪♪ ♪ so i'd like to know where you got the notion ♪ ♪ to rock the boat don't rock the boat, baby ♪ ♪ rock the boat don't tip the boat over ♪ ♪ rock the boat don't rock the boat, baby ♪ ♪ rock the boat ♪ see disney's jungle cruise. it's time to rock the boat, america.
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exactly 24 hours from now, we'll be watching the first hearing with the house committee investigating the january 6 capitol riot. speaker pelosi reported adam kinzinger to the panel joining liz cheney now totaling two republicans on the committee. and tomorrow they will be questioning police officers who responded to the riot. i want to go straight to garrett hague on capitol hill and also with us punch bowl news co-founders jake sherman and adam palmer. garrett, what can we expect from the hearing tomorrow. >> i think that it will be a very emotional hearing with these officers telling their story of what they went through on january 6, not a long hearing, perhaps only 2 1/2, 3 hours, set up i'm told by opening statements from chairman bennie thompson and republican liz cheney, that is new. we heard from two sources that
cheney is expected to give an opening statement. she is serving as kind of a pseudo ranking member here. she is one of two republicans on the committee but not originally supposed to be in that role, that was supposed to go to one of the members a pointed by kevin mccarthy. so she and thompson will set the table and then we'll hear and see what these officers went through on january 6. part of the idea is just to set a factual predicate to say this is what happened, here is the video, here are the firsthand wets to kind of dispel the rewriting of history that has taken place around the violence on that day. >> and so now you have two republican, but do you get any credit to making it bipartisan when it is cheney and kinzinger? with trump being the boss of this party and those two basically being considered never trumpers, to do they even count? >> for republicans, no. not at all.
one of the big things here that has been i would say shocking, confusing to me is that kevin mccarthy has decided to not have anybody defending donald trump or republicans on this committee as we know that kinzinger and cheney will line up almost absolutely with the democrats in this and that they believe -- you know, they share similar views on what happened on january 6. but i will say, i mean, this will be the first time i think in a long time because impeachment, obviously people defending the president, the president will just be a battering ram, just going to be a punching bag on this committee and i think that that is a new dynamic that we haven't seen. >> i want to share what one of the republicans that pelosi rejected said yesterday. >> nancy pelosi the speaker of the house has more control and authority and responsibility over the leadership of the capitol police than anyone else in the united states capitol. she is ultimately responsible for the breakdown of security at the capitol that happened on
january 6. >> anna, pelosi nixed him, but mccarthy trying to nominate this guy and gem jordan is clearly an effort to derail the whole thing. it is an important hearing but at the end of the day, does the american voter care? >> i hope they do. i certainly want to hear what actually happened and where the breakdown in security was met in the capitol in terms of their elected leaders. i think the question will be do democrats overplay their hand, do they continue to make this more of a factual information hunt are we'll see a lot of the stunning video that we've already started to see, but can they kind of put together this fact pattern that i think is a lot of members themselves want to know what exactly happened, to hear from some of the people that haven't spoken out yet. i do think it has a tendency to become more of a partisan exercise just based on the fact that it is all controlled by nancy pelosi at this time. but it is important to remember,
she tried do a bipartisan equally divided commission and republicans rejected that, so this is the only avenue left for her. >> and i want to go back to the new reporting that you mentioned on how liz cheney's role is growing after mccarthy started boycotting the committee entirely. what does growing power mean, what is this committee going to get to do? >> we're seeing some of this in how she is shaping the staff for example, we know that she is trying to hire some republican members including perhaps a former republican member of congress to work on this committee. and she will give one of the opening statements which allows her to shape the narrative that swirls around this whole committee. and by the way, put a republican, a conservative opposition to what happened on that day stamp on it, which she believes is very important. right? cheney sees herself as fighting for the future of the republican party. and she thinks that there is a conservative opposition to the trump movement, to the violence we saw on january 6, that she
wants to have that imper mature on this. and democrats on the committee have told me and leigh ann caldwell that if you were to put a blind fold on, you wouldn't know that cheney's feelings on this were coming from a republican. they sound like what the democrats are saying about what happened on january 6. and the fact that people who disagree on almost every other policy issue are working together in this way is important. and if you wouldn't mind, i want to fact check jim banks there the idea that pelosi has control over the security of the capitol. the capitol police board has one member who is appointed by the house speaker, one who the house speaker has a role in, but the idea that pelosi had operational control over capitol hill security is just not true. >> so a straight up lie. jake, we'll be hearing from four law enforcement officers during tomorrow's hearing. it will be difficult to hear their stories. but we've actually heard a lot of what they experienced
already. they have given lengthy tv interviews. these are important stories. but are we going to learn anything new? what are we looking for? >> well, we understand that there will be new video tomorrow of january 6th that has not been released, not been seen. so that will provide an interesting visual for a hearing that will be played on all the cables and will get a lot of attention. it is rare that we might be jaded a bit by donald trump's term, but rare to have committee hearings like this that will just play out in a major way across all cable news and across all el paso forms which this is. those individuals are -- i was in the capitol that day. those visuals are difficult for me and others to watch. i have to imagine that when the american people see them, they will be equally as disturbing. i will say this, i kind of agree with your question before which is i don't know how much this matters politically, i think that people are pretty well set
in their views here, but again, very important to get this stuff out and to set the record on this. >> it certainly should matter. jake, anna, garrett, thank you all. i want to bring in retired lieutenant general who led review of the capitol security after the riot. and he also led our military's response to hurricane katrina. general, always good to have you here. new capitol police chief says he is glad some of the others are testifying tomorrow. what do you want to hear from them? >> well, we want to hear the truth. everybody in that room that will be questioning them are survivors of the 1/6 attack. so to have a perspective of those who were there with the officers trying to stay alive and protect our democracy. we want to hear the truth. the big problem and challenge we have as you eloquently in the previous interview pointed out
is that leader mccarthy and leader mcconnell have taken a position of being disruptive. they have elected not to be in the tent. they have had several opportunities to have a bipartisan commission. and/or committee to look at this 1/6 event. they have elected to be outside the tent and throw rocks at it. and putting out statements like speaker pelosi is in charge of the capitol. she's not. she appointed one member to the board as previously stated. and that is the house sergeant at arms. architect of the capitol is appointed by the president. and oh, by the way, mitch mcconnell had responsibility here too. at the time he was the leader in the senate. they all have responsibilities, but the ultimate responsibility belonged to the president of the united states who who he and some of his followers appear to have been complicit in that that
they didn't order the national guard, they did not bring the fbi, and in many cases they were encouraging people to go to the capitol with the intent of disrupting the election process. we're in a conundrum here. and the people need to see with their own eyes in the committees, in the questions and this bogus committee that leader mccarthy is putting together is specifically designed to provide massachusetts information, misinformation like the speaker was in charge. he knows better. and by the way, he is second in charge in the house. what did he do, what was he in information. we're in a problem here and hopefully this committee will be able to shed light on the truth. who knew what, when. >> he knows better but there is a good chance his voters don't.
your view said that the department was understaffed, poorly equipped and not trained well enough. but the new chief says that they are in a better spot now. do you agree with that? >> i believe him. chief goodman during these six months have taken many of the recommendations from their own ig as well as from the committees in the house and senate with things that needed to be done, including training, including improving intelligence, but they need money to complete the projects that we recommended and ig recommended. increasing the number of police, increasing intelligent capacity, increasing surveillance around the capitol. that money is not being provided. those capitol guards that protect them 24/7, they don't want to fund them. they refuse to fund the capitol police at the level they need to
do provide protection so the capitol will be opened back up to the public. they refused the funding. so on one hand, they want to hold speaker pelosi responsible. she's done her job. she sent them a $1.9 billion bill to improve and harden the capitol. they won't approve it, they won't approve paying the national guard okay increasing the number of capitol police. the capitol police did $720,000 of overtime last year. which means that the force is undermanned. they need the money to do that. that is sitting in the senate and they refuse to approve it. >> laurps prioritize what their voters say they care about. what is your message to people who might not say they don't care about the riot but they are not paying attention to it because it didn't affect them personally? what do you want to say to them? >> first of all, it affected all of our lawmakers. because many of them were in fear for their life that day based on speeches that have been
made prior to the beginning of the 1/6 mob attack. all politicians as you say had three priorities, get reelected, got reelected and get reelected. in the middle of this, for over 240 year, the system has worked. thundershower on you democracy now our democracy is on the line of how do we deal with 1/6, how do we hold people accountable and prevent it from happening again. >> democracy is on the line. thank you so much for joining me. and for you at home, tomorrow clear your schedule, we'll have special coverage as the january 6 hearing gets under way starting at9:00 a.m. and in the next few days we'll likely see a deal on infrastructure or finally walk away. or it could make or break what
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let's go back to capitol hill where the clock is ticking on an infrastructure deal ahead of the august recess. we just learned democrats in a bipartisan group negotiating the deal sent a counter offer to address the remaining issues. with the chamber back in session today, lawmakers seem optimistic about reaching a deal on this
bipartisan proposal to fix our physical infrastructure. >> we're about 90% of the way there. i feel good about getting it done this week. >> i think that this is the week we get the infrastructure bill to the floor. >> so also with us, john allen and also claire mccaskill. last time we talked about this, the same senate republicans who worked on the bipartisan bill voted against it. where do things stand now? >> this is infrastructure week and we're told by a democratic source close to the negotiations that democrats sent republicans a global offer to resolve all the lingering disputes and finally ink it, that includes disputes over transit funding, less high profile disputes overbroad band policy, water
policy and labor provisions. and one separate democratic source told me that they are tantalizingly close to a deal and if they get the transit issue resolved, there is a lot of optimism that the rest of the stuff could come together pretty quickly. last night a republican source told me that their offers on trance either are reasonable, that this is on top of billions of dollars that have been spent on public transportation as part of these covid relief negotiations and this republican source said if democrats don't become more flexible on this, this deal is unlikely to happen. that gives you a sense of where the two sides are. but this week will be a very important one because they have dragged it out and dragged it out and they are getting close to the august recess. >> but we've been saying that for weeks. we're tantalizingly close. it is going to happen this week. at what point does this become a failure? let's be honest. people mocked former president trump's infrastructure weekendlessly, but we've been
having infrastructure week every week for quite a while thousand on biden's clock. >> i think the effective deadline is the august recess.t on biden's clock. >> i think the effective deadline is the august recess. thatis supposed to start at the end of the next week. and the first is i think as claire mccaskill could remember thinking back to 2009, letting a big negotiation languishing over the august recess is dangerous because it gives the opposition a chance to mobilize and organize. and that august recess of 2009 nearly killed the aca. and that is one reason negotiators are very determined to get this done before lawmakers go home because you don't know how the politics could change once that happens. so this week is important for the bipartisan infrastructure deal because democrats want to spend next week advancing the budget resolution. so much they want to do in a short period of time. >> okay. but claire, if this bipartisan deal is everything, is nancy pelosi possibly derailing the whole thing with this two track system saying she wants the
human infrastructure bill to pass in conjunction with it? because, a, we don't know that all moderate democrats have signed on to it. and b, republicans will walk away. >> well, nancy is trying to push as hard as she knows how to get both packages across the finish line. on the other hand, i think that it is really important to remember that there is two types of people on capitol hill that run for office. one is the type that never has to worry about winning a general election. the majority of senators and the majority of people in the house of representatives only have to worry about primaries. the people that have to make this deal, whether it is on the big package having do with expanding medicare and child care, or whether it is on this nuts and bolts infrastructure package, the people who are actually negotiating, the staffs that are in the room, are those people who have to kick and fight and claw for every vote in
a general election. they are also the ones that can't win with just the votes of their own party. so it is two different animals that are trying to come together and find that elusive common ground. i think that they will find it on the infrastructure because a bunch of those republicans are for it because they know it is popular in their state and they need some of those independent votes. and i think it will happen on the other package, but probably not as big a number as joe biden and some of the very, very blue district democrats want. >> and john your new piece dive there is to this two track proposal and you make the case that democrats don't think that the inflation we're facing matters very much because what they are doing is creating long term solutions on the infrastructure side. how dangerous is that? because when you go to people's kitchen tables, they are talking about rising prices at the
grocery store. >> and the reason that i wrote this is because i talked to democrat being senators and they said even if we believe that inflation was as bad as some folksing it is, we'd still want to do the climate change proposal, still want to do the medicare expansion, all the things in that reconciliation bill and as well as the infrastructure bill. and senator mccaskill is correct in that most of -- the vast majority of folks in the democratic party in congress never have to worry about re-election, but it is that small set who do have to worry about re-election who are paying a lot of attention to inflation numbers and who look at it and say if inflation continues through the next midterm, we'll be gone and the democratic majority will be gone. for joe biden who is looking at legacy and for senators and house members who don't have toer would about the general elections, they care a lot more about trying to get the programs in place. >> joe biden understands this
deeply. we live in a short term world. people vote with their wallets today. democrats have a tie in the senate, narrow majority in the house. do you think that this could cost them the midterms even if being ambitious is the right idea fundamentally, practically, do you think that it could cost them the midterms? >> well, listen, i think that this could cost the republicans the midterms. i think that this could go either way. and that is why at the end of the day, i think that you will get a deal that will be very popular in terms of roads, bridges, power grid, broadband. and then i think that you will get some kind of package on expanding medicare which will also be very popular. but short term inflation is way more worrisome to people in swing districts and that could end up playing a hand in next year's midterm. but on the other hand, so could donald trump acting like an idiot. and donald trump acting like an idiot helped us put joe biden in
the white house. and you know, i'll kind of bank on that because i think donald trump is going to continue to act lik an idiot. >> how difficult is this for lawmakers but democrats specifically? you know, in general people think more money in the system is good, it is good for everyone. but when you actually look at the economics, it is not that more money helps, it is smart money. how difficult is it for democrats to say no to things when it comes to financial support? >> listen, stephanie, the republicans have lost the high ground on fiscal conservatism. they no longer have any right to talk about debt and deficit. they could care less about debt and deficit when they are in power, they only care when the democrats are in power. and people know that. they have been on a wild spending spree over the last decade especially during the trump years. so they really don't have authority on this. and i think it will ring hollow.
only thing that will end up biting people is if this inflation is less than temporary. if it grabs hold and it really is a problem come this time next year, then you will see some sweating by democrats and republicans in swing districts. >> all right. claire, john, sahil, thank you all. coming up, after striking a $250 million bail deal to get out of jail, trump ally barrack is headed back to court today. why haven't we heard from donald trump himself? see that picture? that was him speaking at the rnc. him speaking at the rnc. your mission: stand up to moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. and take. it. on... with rinvoq. rinvoq a once-daily pill can dramatically improve symptoms... rinvoq helps tame pain, stiffness, swelling. and for some, rinvoq
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ran trump's inaugural committee released on a quarter of a million dollar bond after being arrested last tuesday. he will be arraigned on charges of failing to register as a foreign lobbyist, obstruction of justice and lying to investigators. he is expected to plead not guilty. joining me now to discuss, pete williams and also former prosecutor ken kirshner. what does the bond say about what he is being charged with and how much of a flight risk he is considered? >> it is extraordinarily high for you and me and probably pete. but it is a fraction of tom barrack's overall wealth. of course the judge also ordered that he be outfitted with a gps monitor. and so it will be very hard for him to flee and i assume that he will show up as directed in federal court today in brookle . but what it says is these are
serious charges, this is no mere snafu in neglecting to file paperwork with the department of justice to announce that he was a foreign lobbyist for the united arab emirates. when you read the indictment and you look at the press release by the department of just tirks they say flat out that tom barrack was acting at the direction of the uae to influence u.s. foreign policy, they say that he was providing intelligence to the united arab emirates and then they say his criminal conduct was, quote, disloyal to the united states. and he is now facing is stater to maximum of more than 50 years in prison for seven felony offenses. of course we all recognize that he would get far less because the federal sentencing filed lines are much more lenient than the statutory max. >> pete, what can we expect in
court? >> it will be cut and dried. he will plead not guilty and the judge will have to start all over again with the bail conditions. but you're right, flight risk is the key to this. the government says not only does he have degree nor muss amounts of personal wealth, he has his own airplane, he is a citizen of lebanon, they say if he skipped the country and went to lebanon or the uae or saudi arabia where he did business, we'd never see him again. so you can expect the same kind of conditions. gps monitoring, surrender his passport, can't use any private aircraft including his own, probably a curfew, that is what the judge in california set. so what will happen here is that he will be out on these very strong conditions until his trial. and it is very unlikely that he will be held in jail until his trial, which of course won't be for many, many more months. >> glenn, will this case have any impact on the trump
inauguration investigation happening in d.c. and the trump business, the trump organization investigation in new york? trump hasn't said a word. and barrack, that is his boy. >> interesting that trump has not leapt to the defense of tom barrack the way that he did to rudy giuliani, allen weisselberg and others. and hard to read the tea leaves on that, but it is hard to imagine how this won't impact for example the investigation that the d.c. attorney general is conducting looking into the trump inaugural committee. that was a case, an investigation that was opened in early 2019. and look, i think the other thing this says if we pull back 30,000 feet is that the indictment circle is potentially tightening. you have allen weisselberg, long time trump ally and business associate, you have tom barrack 40 year close friend and ally of donald trump. you have rudy giuliani not indicted but whose electronic devices have been seized because
a federal judge determined that there was likely evidence of crime in rudy electron he can devices. one of these individuals have to say at some point i'm done throwing in my chips with donald trump, i'm going to begin to cooperate with prosecutors. >> stephanie, donald trump -- >> thank youboth. yes? >> donald trump and tom barrack had a falling out several months ago. that's why you're not hearing from trump. trump was very unsatisfied with all the news about the potential for foreign contributions to the inauguration. >> hmm. interesting. glad you made that point. pete williams, glen kirschner, thank you so much. let's remind our audience a week before the election barrack threw a hundred grand per head lunch honoring ivan ka and all she's done. vaccine hesitancy has become a huge problem in the u.s. how are other countries
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their concerns over these restrictive moves across multiple countries. joining me with the latest is claudio lavagna. we see the green passes. is it effective in motivating people to get the vaccine? >> reporter: stephanie, what it really looks like it does. it is very effective especially if you look at the experiences here in italy and in france. in france, when president macron announced restrictive measures for people who are not vaccinated and they will not be allowed to go inside indoor places, or indoor public places, there was a massive boost to the vaccination campaign, 3.7 million new requests for a vaccination in the week after the announcement. the same thing happened here in italy, when mario draghi announced similar measurements there be implemented in italy starting august the 6th, a couple weeks from now, another boost in vaccination campaign here in italy as much as 200%
more requests for vaccinations came along especially in the age group among the youth. so it seems to be really effective, stephanie. >> 3.7 million people, that's a a lot more people than we see out there protesting. we want to do fun stuff in get the vaccine. we know here in the u.s., vaccine hesitancy is tied to politics. in europe, what are the reasons europeans are not wanting to do it? >> reporter: the vast majority of people i must say here in europe and especially in italy are in favor of both the vaccine and the green pass and the latest survey that we have here in italy, for instance, is that only 11% are so-called no vax, those who refuse the vaccination in the first place and therefore they are against the green pass. we spoke to some people this morning and most of them do kind of reflect the stats, most of them were in favor. they were vaccinated, in favor of the green pass and we spoke to a young person who emboldened fears of those who don't want to
get vaccinated, those are people that really believe most of the time this conspiracy theories that go around the internet especially and this guy, this young person was telling us things the vaccine is too experimental, hasn't been tested enough and he said that's really against the green pass because he feels that's fundamental, right, and freedoms are being violated. so essentially, these seem to be the reasons behind these people, thousands of people that have demonstrated and thousands of people that still refuse, nevertheless, to be vaccinated. stephanie? >> well that guy can potentially miss out on going to work, parties, bars, and sporting events. claudio, thank you so much and thank you at home for watching. that wraps up this very busy hour. i'm stephanie ruehl. hallie jackson picks up breaking news coverage on the other side of the break where she'll be talking to congressman adam schiff, serving on the january 6th select committee ahead of tomorrow's hearing.
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