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everyone was not on the same page initially. when asked what sentence he thought that chauvin deserved, he should get, he said that that is up to the judge. >> i think it's really interesting to hear from the jurors and why the deliberations took longer than some people expected. >> yeah. some people thought they would be over sooner. "the lead" with jake tapper starts right now. >> so what's the vibe at mar-a-lago like today? "the lead" starts now. breaking news. rudy giuliani responding after federal agents raided his new york city apartment. what might that mean for his former client? and in just a few hours, president biden will make his very first joint address to congress in a pandemic and with the wounds. maga insurrection still fresh on the scene, plus an autopsy showing he was shot in the back of the head by police. his family called it an
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execution. up week later a judge makes a key ruling on the body cam video in the shooting of andrew brown jr. welcome to "the lead." i'm jake tapper. we start today with the politics lead. an extraordinary move that had to have been approved by the highest levels of the u.s. department of justice. sources telling cnn that law enforcement officials today raided the new york city apartment and office of rudy giuliani who was president trump's personal attorney, of course. this raid first report by the "new york times" included agents seizing giuliani's electronics devices to advance the criminal investigation into the former new york city mayor. it's unusual to say the least for prosecutors to execute a search warrant on an attorney because theoretically that could uncover privileged attorney-client information. keep in mind since 2019 cnn has been reporting that the feds were investigating giuliani's lobbying activities in ukraine
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while he was also simultaneously trump's personal attorney. let's start today's reporting with cnn's paula reid. paula. do we know what the feds were looking for? >> well, jake, i spoke with mr. giuliani's attorney and he described the search warrant that was executed on his client this morning. he said it specifically indcates that this is related to investigation into possible violations of foreign lobbying rules. now if you're lobbying or working on behalf of a foreign government, you are required to disclose that to the justice department. now i'm told that the warrant also seeks communications between mr. giuliani and other individuals, including a columnist john solomon who wrote a lot about ukraine in the lead up to the election. now at this point mr. giuliani has not been charged with any wrongdoing, but as you noted it's incredibly unusual to execute a warrant like this on a lawyer, especially a lawyer for a former president, and, again, this is not the only lawyer who received this kind of treatment today where a search warrant was
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executed, so showing up on the doorsteps of attorneys and seizing electronic devices, incredibly unusual, and these foreign lobbying violations prior to the trump administration were mostly treated as paperwork crimes, so a lot of crimes right now about whether this investigation has expanded beyond just foreign lobbying. >> paula, as we noted, this kind of raid had to have been approved at the highest levels of the justice department. have we heard any comment from the feds about the decision to go through with the search? i can't recall a search of a lawyer's residence/office in such a high-profile way since trump's previous attorney michael cohen. >> exactly. that's the precedent that jumps to mind for me as well. this would have had to have been approved at the highest level, likely the former acting deputy attorney general or the recently installed deputy attorney general lisa monaco would have had to have been aware of this and sign off on this. this is a big test for the biden administration.
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there's been a lingering question. what were they going to do with these legal issues that they inherited from the previous administration related to the former president and his inner circle and the message is clear today. they are not going to turn a blind eye to any questions of possible criminal wrongdoing just to bring the country together. >> we should note that biden kept in office the u.s. attorney in delaware who is investigating his son hunter and -- and apparently keeping hands off on that. it wasn't just giuliani's property searched today though as you alluded to. one of giuliani's allies was also the target of a warrant. >> reporter: that's right. another one of former president trump's lawyers victoria toensing had an warrant executed at her home and seized her cell phone. miss toengs said nesing said sh happy to turn over her documents
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if asked. >> paula thank you so much. let's bring in washington correspondent for the "new york times" maggie haberman who helped break this story for "the times." maggie, good to see you. any sense of why now? were the feds waiting until trump was well out of office, almost at 100 days for biden to pursue the search warrant? does it feel like a coincidence? >> reporter: that's an excellent question. i don't think it's timed with the 100 days. i think the timing matters, at least on the face of it, it looks as if having lisa monaco sworn in at the department of justice could have played a role in the timing of this. we know that law enforcement had hoped to or at least been moving towards some effort to procure these devices and -- and to execute a similar search on giuliani's property and on his communications last summer, and that did not move forward while president trump was still in office, so i think that the timing is less about a capstone for biden than it is simply
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about new officials coming in at doj. that is going to invite or at least prompt some criticism from the right and from president trump's -- from president biden's critics that this was, know, some sort of political engagement because they waited until there was a changeover at doj. the argument that you're going to hear from people around president biden is these were things that should have gone forward under former president trump and did not for potentially political reasons. >> lisa monaco was just confirmed as the deputy attorney general. she's widely expected and enjoyed a pretty strong confirmation. explain why, i mean assuming that this supposition is correct, why her going into that position would be necessary, why attorney general merrick garland wouldn't be good enough, for example? >> because she is somebody whose office this would go by, and it would generally go under the deputy attorney general. it certainly would be something that the attorney general was aware of, but i think having the top leadership in place in both
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positions is something that the biden administration was looking for to take. as you've not, this is an extraordinary step. it not only involves a lawyer, it involves a former u.s. attorney himself and swhob had be been a lawyer to a former president and given all that have there's a desire to check as many boxes as possible. >> as you not this, swharnt does not explicitly accuse giuliani of any specific wrongdoing, but prosecutors would need to convince a judge. i mean, it would be theoretically a high hurdle that they believed they needed to do a search because they believe a crime was committed. again, this is obviously all speculative until we actually see the documentation, but what might the actual crime be here? >> look. i don't want to say more than we actually know in terms of the reporting but what this investigation has related to is giuliani's, you know, lobbying on behalf of ukraine officials while former president trump was in office, while rudy giuliani
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was attempting to dig up dirt on the bidens, on president biden and his son hunter that he was hoping to use to damage then candidate joe biden politically. as far as we know it relates to that, but as you know, these investigations start one place and then they go off into other directions. look back at michael cohen, former president trump's former personal lawyer who initially was touched on as part of the special counsel probe by robert s. mueller. that went off in a bunch of different directions, and cohen still remains the only person who got significant jail time in any of this. i think that that is the risk for giuliani is that these probes begin in a certain place, and as he knows better than anybody they can go off in a bunch of different ways. >> i'm thinking now and having a image of four seasons total landscaping in philadelphia right near the tacony-palmyra bridge and one of the main boosters of trump's big lie about the election, the false claim after false claim, bogus testimony around the country,
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that there was mass voter fraud in the election, take a listen. >> so over the next ten days we get to see the machines that are crooked, the ballots that are fraud length, and if we're wrong we will be made fools of. let's have trial by combat! i'm willing to state -- i'm willing to stake my reputation. the president is willing to stake his reputation on the fact that we're going to find criminality there. >> well, that aged well. we should note that trump did not preemptively pardon giuliani before he left office. do you anticipate that the former president in mar-a-lago will come out and try to defend him since giuliani did so much of trump's bidding? >> i think that his temptation to say something going to be strong. i think that there is a question
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in his circle right now as to whether any of this could end up touching on trump in some way, and at the moment we don't know beyond just the obvious that this all grew out of the -- the circumstances of the first impeachment of former president trump, but, look. generally speaking, former president trump tends to say something even when a lot of his advisers would rather that he didn't. t >> maggie haberman, thank you very much. appreciate it. coming cup. want to see history. just look behind the president during the speech, all the firsts, all the security and how he plans to sell his bold vision for reshaping america. that's next. and the body cam video of the police shooting of a plaque man in north carolina. will the public get to see it? that ruling ahead. stay with us. to prove our aa battery is the world's longest-lasting, we tested it against our competitor's best battery. (meowing) (clicking) and energizer ultimate lithium wins again! energizer, backed by science.
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biden gives his first joint address to congress. it will be unlike any presidential speech we've seen before because of the coronavirus pandemic. most of the fan fare you would normally expect to see will be missing. the majority of the 1,600-seat house chamber will be empty. only a limited number of lawmakers can attend. guests are not allowed in the chamber. earlier today the president spoke at length with a number of tv news anchors, including me, and one of the points he made on the record was beyond the initial challenges of stemming the tide of the pandemic and helping those suffering economically because of it, he felt he needed to succeed because the american people needed to have faith that their government could actually function. quote, we can't afford to lose out of the box, he says, he told his staff. we cannot afford to lose this first effort, he said, because he seize what's next as a major test of whether democracy can thrive in the 21st century. chinese president xi is betting against it, he said.
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quote, this government is found on this notion, that you know, sounds corny, we the people, biden told us, quote, and there's nothing we're going to be able to get done unless we can convince the american people it's possible to do it, unquote. president biden also told us, quote, everybody talks about can i do anything bipartisan? well, i got to figure out if there's a party to deal with. we need a republican party. we need another party, whatever you call it, that's upified, not completely splintered and fearful of one another, unquote. among the major points we expect to hear tonight president biden will unveil a new $1.8 trillion american family plan focused on elder care, child care and paid family least. we'll cover all the angles of the speech this evening from the white house to capitol hill. let's start with cnn's phil mattingly. this new plan will likely face some pushback not just from republicans but also progressive democrats. walk us through what exactly is in it. >> reporter: yeah. jake, the president is obviously going to be on center stage but so will the sheer ambition of
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his policy proposals. that $1.2 trillion plan that would largely reshape the social safety net and transform government spending in the u.s. to a level we haven't seen in decades. you're talking about hundreds of billions for child care, paid family leave, universal pre-k and university college and expansion of subsidies for the affordable care act. the president is going to push for the laying this on the table for forthcoming congressional negotiations but as you not, democrat, some progressive already upset it didn't include two key elements, expanding medicare and prescription drug costs proposals. some moderate democrats like joe manchin, the senator from west virginia, concerned it's going to cost too much money. they have to thread a needle intra-party, not just with republicans and something the president will lay out tonight. >> it's like $6 trillion in new spending proposals. manu, we know the speech will look radically different from what we usually expect from a joint address. walk us through exactly what
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those of us watching will see. >> reporter: yeah, many fewer members. probably roughly 200 total in the house chamber. typically for an event like this, 1,600 people would be in the chamber, but because -- mainly because of covid restrictions they are limiting attendance, coming from the speaker's office. members will be scattered b.they will be sitting apart, not next to each other. they are supposed to be sitting on the house floor and also in the upstairs gallery. that gallery typically would be reserved for guests. members will not be allowed to bring guests. also there will be things such as you can't make physical contact. they are not supposed to be shaking hands or fist bumping or elbow bumping. we'll see if they actually listen to those rigorous requirements that also forced the members to prove that they have been vaccinated vore had a negative covid test within the last two days so very strict rules here for else in. they have limited -- for each of
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the four caucuses on capitol hill have been given a limited number of tickets. they have doled out those tickets accordingly. democrats have a lottery for tickets on the senate side and then on the republican side it's been first come first serve and they have been having a harder time to get republicans to come back from the retreat in orlando. we'll see how many republicans show up but much different than any other speech that we've seen, jake. >> a week after police killed andrew brown jr. in north carolina the judge rules the public will have to wait longer to see the body cam videos. north carolina's attorney general will be here to react live next. not all 5g networks are created equal. ♪ t-mobile america's largest and fastest 5g network.
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in our national lead, a north carolina judge denied requests to release the body cam video of the deadly police shooting of andrew brown jr. last week, and while the judge did grant permission for the family to see the five additional videos, the public will have to wait until an investigation is complete. joining us now, north carolina's attorney general josh stein. thanks for joining us. you called for the release of the body cam video four days ago. you've not seen the footage. what's your reaction to this ruling by the judge? >> thanks, jake. before i answer that question, i just want to say a word about the family of andrew brown jr. you know, they are suffering right now, and it's a tragedy whenever anyone's life is cut
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short, and they are suffering and people in elizabeth city are, and i want them to know that there are many people who feel for them. i think that transparency is absolutely critical in matters like this. look, the police exist to protect the public, and we have them wear body and dash cams in order to provide transparency, to have an account of what happened, and that should belong to the people. that's why i called for the release to be done with -- without any undue delay. the judge has argued that there needs to be some more time for the investigation. north carolina's law actually that is backwards t.creates the default that it's not a public record and the public somehow has to convince a judge to grant it and i think by date certain it's released to the public unless law enforcement can prevail that there's some
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investigative reason that it should not be released. >> the judge ruled that family members will be allowed to see the remaining videos but the officers' faces and names will be projected. do you agree with that decision? >> well, i haven't seen the video so i can't speak to exactly what happened or what they represent, so i can't speak to the wisdom. i do think it's imperative that the family be able to see it as quickly as possible so that they can process this tragedy, so i do -- i do support that. >> so kwlan happened, right? i haven't seen it. i didn't see the video, but the family described brown's final moments as an execution. one of the family lawyers said brown was not moving in a menacing way. there's an independent autopsy that says he was shot in the back of the head, but the north carolina d.a. today said that the family and the family lawyer's versions are false and brown was packing up his car
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into police officers. i mean, the video would clear up what actually happened one would think. >> that's why transparency is so important, jake. i mean, the reason we have video is so that we can know what happened, whether the person was in the wrong or the police was in the wrong or nobody was in the wrong. that's what we have to find out, and the video will tell us that, and transparency is critical. i don't want to speak to the specifics of what happened in this case because the investigation is still ongoing, but it -- it is a tragedy whenever there is a police-involved shooting, and we want as few of them as possible and so we have to do a better job making sure that our criminal justice system lives up to the ideal that's on the face of the supreme court building. those words are equal justice under law and, jake, we don't have that right now. black people and white people are not treated the same. if you look at the criminal
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justice process from start to finish, black people have disparate treatment every step along the way, including the percentage of people who experience police-involved shootings, so we have a lot of work to do to improve our criminal justice system. >> the north carolina state bureau of investigation is leading the probe with local authorities. know understand this department falls under the governor's purr vurk not yours, but you're the chief law enforcement officer of the state of north carolina, right? are you going to have any role in what they are looking into? >> i commend the sheriff. he immediately called in the state bureau of investigation to conduct the investigation, and he's also asked for an external sheriff's agency to come in and do an internal review to see if internal policies were followed, and when you have a police-involved shooting, it raises the question of trust. for police to succeed in our communities, there has to be
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trust. that's why i think an independent investigation is advisable and why i'm chairing a task force to promote a lot of reforms to our criminal justice system in north carolina. one of our recommendations was not only an independent investigation but an independent prosecution, whether that's my office, whether it's another district attorney or the conference of district attorneys. we want the public to have confidence in whatever decisions are rendered at the end of this investigation, that that decision was made with no bias involved, and say that with no criticism of district attorney wamble. it may end up being the exact same decision that he would make. the people would have more confidence. >> that's the thing. those who want there to be successful police forces in this country also feel that there needs to be a degree of trust, a level of trust. we still don't know how many deputies were on the scene, how many of them fired their --
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their guns. how many rounds were fired. i mean, beyond not releasing the video, this opaqueness this, lack of transparency even if nobody -- no police officer, no deputy did anything wrong, they are hurting themselves by being so refusing to share this information, by being so non-transparent. >> police cannot succeed without the trust of the people they serve of and protect. i mean, it's axiomatic. it has to be, and the way we create that trust is transparency. nobody expects anyone to be perfect, but if somebody is not willing to put whatever happened up to public review and rigor and be willing to examine what happened and ask themselves did we do everything right? is there anything we could have done differently or better, then
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we're not going to gain that trust, and that has to be our driving force. >> north carolina attorney general josh stein, thank you so much. good to see you. >> thanks, jake. president biden is set to give his first speech to congress with painful reminders of the insurrection all around him as we find out another warning was ignored before that maga mob attacked the capitol. then, in america you're at least 20 times more likely to die from this than if you lived in another developed country. the growing urgency to treat a different epidemic as a public health crisis. stay with us.
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practically every day we report on a shooting death in the u.s. you've seen it this hour. we pay attention to mass shootings if the death toll is especially horrific. in his speech this evening president biden is expected to yet again push congress for some action when it comes to guns. cnn national correspondent erica hill has been looking into how we as a society got to this place where too many americans have practically become numb to the number of shootings and all the blood and the mass deaths. >> reporter: tragedy on a near daily basis. >> three shootings in atlanta-area spas where at least seven people have been killed. >> breaking overnight, another mass shooting in the u.s. >> at least eight people were killed at a fedex warehouse near the airport in indianapolis. >> i think it's difficult to not be numb. the numbers are so huge, it's almost unimaginable. >> reporter: almost unimaginable and yet increasingly
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predictable. >> on average there's probably at least 20 times the likelihood that someone in the united states will die of a gun death than people in other developed countries. >> reporter: it's not just mass shooting events which are only a small fraction of gun-related deaths in the u.s. in 2019 more than 60% were suicides, and every day an average of over 300 people are injured by a firearm according to researchers at pen and columbia. our gun violence epidemic is a uniquely american problem but firearm holds a different place in our american mythology and history than it does in any other country, and we have to be able to hold both of those things as true. >> reporter: which is why in a nation that now has more guns than people there's a renewed push to address this violence as a public health crisis. the american medical association began use the term in 2016, yet
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recent willing po quinnipiac finds most americans don't agree. >> 45% of people say it's a public health crisis. 41% say it's a problem, not a cries. what do you make that have? >> those who say it's not a crisis haven't been touched by it. >> reporter: the doctor believes a public health approach rooted in science, not politics, has proven results. >> back in the '70s our rate of deaths from car crashes was at its highest ever, and we address it had like a public health crisis. we did research. we re--engineered cars and we educated people and by taking that approach we reduced the number of car crash deaths by more than two-thirds. >> reporter: federal research funding for firearm-related violence nearly dried up in the mid-'90s when the republican-led congress with backing from the nra threatened to cut cdc funding if the agency continued to study gun injuries and
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deaths, accusing the cdc of promoting gun control and effectively halting that public health research. >> the big thing is we really don't know what we don't know. there's open carry. is that a good or a bad thing? we know a lot of guns are stolen. what happens to these guns? we know almost nothing. we know a little bit about gun training. does gun draining really snaert. >> reporter: what we do know is gun violence has a broad lasting impact. >> no one wants to see themselves, their loved ones or someone in their community get hurt or killed with a gun, and when we start with that, then we can start to have discussions about how do you make guns safer and how do you make the people behind them safer? jake, dr. rainey believes you have to treat the individual and the reality is despite overwhelming public support, for example, on background checks, a recent quinnipiac poll found 89%
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of respondents support background checks for all buyers and 85% of gun owners do, but much of that, as we know, is stalled in congress where there is movement though, jake, is at the state level, and we're going to take a closer look at that for you tomorrow. >> erica hill with the very first installment of our series "guns in america," thanks so much. more troubling details on the maga insurrection on january 6th even as president biden plans to give his speech to a joint session of congress at the scene of the crime. (upbeat music) - [narrator] this is kate. she always wanted her smile to shine. now, she uses a capful of therabreath healthy smile oral rinse to give her the healthy, sparkly smile she always wanted. (crowd cheering) therabreath, it's a better mouthwash. at walmart, target and other fine stores.
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officials leading up to the siege on the capitol as cnn's jessica schneider reports. >> the cap toll is still fortified with fencing protecting entry points and tonight president biden will be there for his first address to corning the most high-profile event inside the capitol since the january insurrection, and it will happen as the court is releasing new videos of the assault on three capitol police officers including brian sicknick who died a day later after several strokes which the medical examiner attributed to natural causes. this new video shows one of the men accused in the assault, julian kerry-nader, with his arm stretch out seeming to spray officers with what prosecutors have simply described as a chemical spray. you can see at least one officer recoiling from the irritant. >> how we managed to make it out of that day without more significant loss of life is a miracle. >> reporter: d.c. police officer
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michael fanono ran to the capitol as soon as he heard radio calls and was almost immediately caught in the middle of a violent mob. >> i felt like they were trying to kill me. i thought that that was a distinct possibility. >> reporter: in this exclusive interview with cnn the overs say the months since january 6th have been an emotional roller coaster especially in the efforts to downplay the violence coming from republicans ant former president. >> some of them went in there and they were hugging and kiss the police and the guards. you know, they had great relationships. >> reporter: some of the terminology that was used like hugs and kisses and, you know, very fine people, like very different from what i experienced. i experienced the most brutal savage hand-to-hand combat of my entire life, let alone my politician career. >> reporter: an experience that may not have been so traumatic if repeated warnings on the eve of january 6th had not been
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ignored by capitol security officials. internal e-mails obtained by cnn document how several troubling social media posts were flagged to officials. one said we'll storm government buildings, kill cops, kill security guards, kill federal employees and agents. despite the warnings, the email show the she have security overs for the architect of the capitol seemed to dismiss the chatter and asked her security team to update her when there was evidence of credible threats to which an off-duty officer responded there weren't any. officials at the capitol have not responded to requests for comment. those seemingly ignored email warnings will be a crucial line of inquiry for congressional investigators who are examining the wide-range security failures leading up to and on january 6th. you know, jake, senate sources are telling our team that even after these months of interviews and hearings and reviewing documents, it's really still not clear why the capitol officials were so unwilling to regard all
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of these social media posts as really credible and legitimate intelligence. that's a big question. >> yeah. i mean, a lot of us here in the bureau in d.c. thought it was going to be an ugly, slept day. >> it was. >> thanks so much, jessica schneider. joining us now democratic congresswoman and former chief of police in florida val demings. thanks so much for joining us. you were hiding on the floor of the house chamber where president biden is going to speak this evening during the insurrection. what do you want to hear from president biden in reference to that deadly day? >> well, jake, it's good to be with you, and i have to say just watching the footage again and hearing the interview from the officer just brings it all back. it makes it very, very fresh. as you well know, i was in the gallery in a most unusual place for someone who spent a lot of years in law enforcement, you know, being told by the sargent-at-arms to get down on the floor and put on our gas
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masks. that's why it is so critical that we do a very thorough and complete investigation so we can know exactly what went wrong. we know that there were a lot of failures and the sharing of information. preparation was certainly note planning in a proactive sense. i'm excited about the president's address tonight and i know that he's going to address the very shishs attack on our democracy, the persons who lost their lives trying to defend it and what the path looks like moving forward. >> take a listen to more of that emotional interview with the d.c. police officer responding to the insurrection. >> it's been very difficult seeing elected officials and other individuals kind of whitewash the events of that day or downplay what happened. a lot of us are still
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experiencing the emotional trauma and some are still grappling with physical injuries as well. >> your colleague republican congressman adam kizinger of illinois tweeted out that interview and wonders if house leader house minority leader kevin mccarthy has an opinion on it. what do you think of kevin mccarthy and how he's been handling this? >> well, that's very disappointing. but certainly not a surprise. look, you know, courage rises to the top, and obviously the minority leader who started off that day pleading with the white house to do something and -- and reminding that then -- reminding the then president that he had incited this vicious attack on the capitol somehow lost his way and made his way down to south
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florida to kiss the president's risk. look the u.s. capitol police risked their lives on that day. some of them lost their lives, and so the safety of the members of congress, our staff, those who work in the buildings and the protection of our democracy, the u.s. capitol police, metropolitan police and dropped everything and came to help that day deserve all of the credit and krad gratitude for what they did on that day. maybe if the minority leader does not get it, maybe he should listen to that interview and be reminded of the pain and trauma not just that they went through, not just on that day, but are still going through. >> do you think the capitol is secure enough for this event tonight, the president speaking to a joint session of sghong it was just a few weeks ago knife-wielding attacker rammed through security and killed a different capital police officer.
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i think that the leadership working in conjunction with federal and locke rall agencies have done everything within their power to make sure tonight is secure. i'm sure it will be. we cannot be weary about this issue. with cannot sleep. we cannot rest. i with have to remember every day the potential for attacks is -- we need do everything within our power to secure and pre-text the call, not just for to the but moving ahead and that's why having this bipartisan commission to study what went wrong so we can be properly prepared is so very important. >> you're pushing for the senate to pass the george floyd policing bill which passed the house. if the only way to get something passed in the senate under the rubric, upped the label of policing reform is for democrats
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to make some concessions such as having to do with qualified immunity, allowing police to continue to have qualified immunity. do you think that bill is worth passing? >> jake, look. our country has gone through a very tough period. people are grieving, are hurting. we're exhausted. we're talking about a profession that i did for a lot of years, law enforcement, a profession that -- >> we seem to have lost congresswoman. i regret. i real wanted to hear what she had to say, but such is the nature -- >> it will not solve all of those problems but it is a major step. it is a major step in the right direction, and so i'm hoping under. guidance and leadership of senator tim scott that we're able to protect or pass this legislation and then begin the critical work of the next step
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in the process. >> we lost you during some of your answer, but just -- just a yes or no, compromising is okay with you as long as most of the bill passes? >> i think we've gotten to a good place right now, jake, and i think we need to pass the george floyd justice in policing act in the senate in its current form. >> all right. congresswoman val demings of florida, good to see you again. sorry about that glitch. breaking day, rudy raided. the former president's lawyer now responding after the feds searched his apartment. cnn is reporting from inside india during the horrific covid catastrophe. stay with us. tomer has their own safelite story. this couple was on a camping trip... ...when their windshield got a chip. they drove to safelite for a same-day repair. and with their insurance, it was no cost to them. >> woman: really? >> tech: that's service you can trust. >> singers: ♪ safelite repair, safelite replace. ♪ if these beautiful idaho potato recipes are just side dishes,
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welcome to "the lead." i'm jake tapper. cnn live on the ground in india. the devastation of covid, the desperate search for oxygen and vaccine supplies and a call for more firewood for all the cremations. plus, rudy raided. federal agents this afternoon executing a search warrant on the home and office of former new york city mayor rudy giuliani. what giuliani is saying about the raid. that's ahead and leading this hour president biden's first address to a joint session of congress just a couple hours away. the president is set to detail his attempt to massively remake the american economy trillions of dollars for elder care, child care, paid family leave,
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infrastructure and much more. earlier today president biden spoke at length off the record with a number of tv news anchors including me. one of the points biden made on the record was that beyond the initial challenges of stemming the tied of the pandemic and helping those suffering economically because of it, he felt that he needed to succeed right out of box because the american people need to have faith that their, our government can work. quote, we can't afford to lose out of the box, he says he told his staff and we can't afford to lose this first effort, unquote, because he sees what's next as a major test as to whether democracy can survive in the 21st century. chinese president xi is betting against it, he said. quote this, government is founded on this notion, that you know, sound corny, we the people, and there's nothing we're going to be able to get done unless we can convince the american people that it's possible to do it, he said. president biden also told us, quote, everybody talks about can i do anything bipartisan? well, i've got to figure out if there's a party to deal with. we need a republican party.