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♪ good morning to our viewers here in the united states and all around the world.
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it is friday, september 10th. i'm john berman with brianna keilar. an all out assault on coronavirus. what could be a pivotal moment in this pandemic. president biden announced aggressive new vaccination requirements that could impact as many as 100 million americans. in a sweeping attempt to contain the latest covid surge. the president's frustration palpable. >> my message to unvaccinated americans is this, what more is there to wait for? what more do you need to see? we've been patient, but our patience is wearing thin. and your refusal has cost all of us. so please do the right thing. >> the president is requiring all unvaccinated employees at private companies with more than 100 workers to do weekly testing. now the way to get out of the weekly tests, vaccinate.
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he's also implementing vaccine mandates for all federal workers and contractors with no option to test out and educators in all federally funded programs. mandates at facilities that accept medicare and medicaid funding. >> president biden calling out jerks on planes, my words not his. conspiracy theorists as well and politicians who refuse to implement common sense coronavirus containment measures. >> they're elected officials actively working to undermine the fight against covid-19. instead of encouraging people to get vaccinate and mask up, they're ordering mobile morgues for the unvaccinated dying from covid in their communities. elected officials are keeping us from turning the corner. these pandemic politics are making people sick. >> now criticism from some republican governors was swift and the largest union that
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represents federal workers also raising some questions, although some big companies like amazon are voicing their support. the president's actions all but certain to be the subject of legal challenges. and joining us now to talk about the public health aspect of this and the legal aspect, dr. paul offit at children's hospital of philadelphia. he's also a member of the fda vaccine advisory committee and also joining us cnn early start co-anchor and correspondent laura jarrett. okay, dr. offit. just overall, when you heard these six pillars, what did you think of them? >> well, in a better world you wouldn't need vaccine mandates. everyone would look at the data, see that vaccines clearly keep you out of the hospital, keep you from dying and we would all get a vaccine. we don't live in that world. we live in a world where there is a significant percentage of the population either due to willful ignorance or incredible selfish say it's my right to
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catch and transmit a potentially fatal disease to others. this was an important first step and you could see how frustrated president biden is, here, we did the hard part, we created the vaccine, it's free, it's available, it will save your life and still people choose not to get it. we can end this pandemic easily if we just get to 85 to 90% of the population vaccinated but we choose not to do that. painful. >> you say it's a good first step, dr. offit. some are saying these are serious new measure. only a first step, what more could he or in your mind should he have done? >> i don't think you should have an opt-out. i don't think you should have an opt-out people get tested every week. that's a leaky system. during that period of time when you're not being tested you may be able to transmit the virus. there's no good reason not to get a vaccine. only a lot of bad reasons. why allow people to do something
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that only puts themselves and others at risk. i wouldn't have done that. i can understand why at least politically it's a little easier to have a pop-off valve there, but i would have been tougher. it's why i'm not a politician. >> not a politician. not a lawyer, which i think we're going to see some of here in this equation, laura jarrett, because with this requirement that businesses of 100 or more employees have to either have their workers vaccinated or their workers have to be tested once a week, i mean, we just expect this is going to end up in court. >> it's going to end up in court, but the legal hook here is actually pretty straight forward and like dr. offit, my question is why the president didn't do all this sooner if he believes he has the legal authority to do so. and it's pretty clear that he does. he's using the agency known as osha that protects workplace safety laws, enacts those laws all the time, has done it in this pandemic. and the idea here is, look,
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covid is presenting a grave danger to public health. right? and so their legal hook is to use it like that, to have an emergency temporary rule that doesn't have to go through the usual public notice and comment and gets around some of the bureaucracy we usually see around these thing. what it seems to be is that they are doing this for businesses that perhaps wanted to do it all along but were perhaps afraid of lawsuits. and this gives them the legal cover to finally pull the trigger that they wanted to probably do months ago. >> laura, just remind me, there's a little thing called supreme court precedent, correct? >> there is and the supreme court as you know, john, as a scholar of the supreme court yourself i'm sure, goes back to 1905 with smallpox and the supreme court saying that massachusetts could have a vaccine mandate. we know that other states do this. we have seen los angeles now doing this in the school context. we've seen other courts already doing this for colleges and students that have tried to protest against vaccine requirements.
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so we know that this is legal. again, the question is, why not do this weeks ago when the delta variant was surging. >> i wonder, dr. offit about some of the school provisions here where you are seeing and part of this is political as well but part of it is very real that they are going to say, look, if you're in a school district, where you have an anti-mask governor who is penalizing school districts and is with holding pay for teachers and administrators, if they impose a mask requirement, it's going to be made up. the federal government is going to make sure that those folks get paid. how essential do you think that is going to be on the public health side of things in making sure that kids are wearing masks? >> it is remarkable for children less than 12 because we don't have a vaccine yet, the only chance they have to avoid this virus is to wear a mask, which clearly works. then you have governors who say, no, no. we want to tie both hands behind their back.
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we want to give them every chance to catch this infection. it is remarkable. there was recently a publication out inmore bitty mortality report a cdc publication talking about an outbreak in marin county, california. teacher wasn't vaccinated, didn't wear a mask and was infected and taught for a couple days and infected half her class and they proceeded to infect other children. it is remarkable to me that our children are precious. we know how important it is to have on site education as opposed to virtual learning. we should do everything to maintain that by masking and making sure the teachers are vaccinate and children over 12 are all vaccinated. it's hard to watch. >> dr. offit, i think this bears re-enforcing here, remind people who is getting serious illness from covid right now? who are the patients in the hospital with covid? >> right. so initially it was obviously people who were older. so we had 93% of the deaths
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people over 55. now you're starting to see this become a childhood illness. 27% of all cases now are in children. there were 250,000 cases of infections in children last week and 200,000 the year before that and although the hospitalization rates are lower as compared to an older person and the death rates are lower, still when you talk about those kinds of numbers a 2% hospitalization rate means a couple thousand to 4,000 children being hospitalized each week and death rate of 0.03% still means 7 to 10 children could die everyday. so this is now -- one can consider this a disease of children and we need to protect our children and we're not doing that. i was on service a few weeks ago. we admitted a number of children who were 12 to 17 years of age and the frustration was not only that they weren't vaccinated but their parents weren't vaccinated which is another way to protect them. there's so much in medicine we don't know. so much we can't do. this we know. this we can do and yet many people just choose not to do it.
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>> right. again, the people hospitalized are unvaccinated. this is a serious illness of the unvaccinated almost exclusively at this point. >> yeah, really is. dr. offit, sorry? >> yes. no. i think president biden at one point said this is a disease of the unvaccinated. it's always been a pandemic of the unvaccinated now it's the pandemic of the willfully unvaccinated which is inkri bli frustrating. >> thank you so much. this just in, we have a new cnn poll that shows while a majority of americans approve how president biden is handling his job, a rising number say things aren't going so well and have deep concerns over several issues. which issues? we're joined now by cnn political director and host of the cnn political briefing podcast david chalian. david, let's start with the president's approval rating. >> yeah, john. our latest poll shows him at a 52% approval rating, 48%
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disapproval rating and his disapproval has been on the rise. take a look at this across party because i think this is one of the areas of concern for the president here. he has democrats 94% approved. independents, so critical to his political success in getting into office, he's now at 46% approval. that's down 5 points than the previous poll. and of course not many republicans only 9% approve of the job the president is doing right now. >> so it's key obviously how the president is handling the pandemic. the administration knows this is really the lynch pin for everything. what do americans say? >> brianna you're right so, everything flows from the president's ability to get this virus behind us. he has majority support of how he's handling it, 44% disapprove. but take a look at that approval number over time. it's significantly down. when you look, he was at 56% approval now. in april, he was at 66% approval
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on his handling of the coronavirus. he's down 10 points since his 100-day mark. >> the bottom line is that americans feel differently about the pandemic this morning than they did before. >> john, there's no doubt. there's real worry and concern out there about the virus. take a look. we asked folks to get a sense of how worried you are about coronavirus in your community, right? 41% very worried. 29% somewhat worried. 18% not too worried. 12% not at all. now i want to show you this 70% of very worried or somewhat worried, 70%, 7 in 10 americans, a year ago in 2020 it was at 60%. this is going in the wrong direction. i think this gets at why you heard what you heard from the president. >> and getting a handle on covid, you know, that's really good politics. but it's also good for the economy. you know, it's really the key here. i wonder where americans -- how are they feeling about the economy right now?
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>> yeah. first of all, i should just say we asked folks what is the most important issue, coronavirus out front, economy second. nothing hits double digits, anything else. so you're right. 38% say that economic conditions today are good but more than 6 in 10, 62% say that economic conditions are currently poor. and take a look when you break that out by party and over time, okay. these are people who think the current economic conditions are poor. 43% of democrats say that now. 65% of independents. 8 is% of republicans. it's up across every category from april. all partisan categories there is more pessimism about the economy right now. >> the two most important issues are covid and the economy, they're the same thing in a lot of cases. there's another issue that americans care a lot and that's crime, david. >> the rise in concern there is apparent in this poll as well, john. this is about risk of crime in your community, 27% very worried. 29% somewhat worried.
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about a third say not too worried. 10% not worried at all. let's focus in on the worried population and compare to where we were. 57% now say that they're somewhat or very worried about crime in their community. that's up 20 points from just a year ago. >> so -- sorry. go ahead. >> i was just going to say, what is the biggest take away when you're looking at the interaction of all these numbers, david? >> the biggest take away here is that this is a country right now where concern about major issues are on the rise. we talked about coronavirus. on the economy, if you dig deeper in these numbers you find the concern on the economy is largely driven by inflation, fears of rising prices that americans are facing. so while the president has a majority approval rating the top line number of 52%, everything underneath it gets at the task ahead and the challenging environment the president finds himself in. >> so david, i'm tying to know what you think about the last 24 hours because i think the
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president's speech and his moves on coronavirus are a really big deal that affect the whole lot of people. he knew, the white house knew that the response from republican governors and certain leaders would be hyperbolic. people throwing around terms on these testing requirements for federal workers. why do you think the white house and the president thought it was worth the risk? other than the clear public health benefit that he just wants people to not get covid, why was the political calculation made. >> you say other than, obviously i think that was number one. everything for this president, every agenda item, every ability to lead the country on his policy proposals depends on him leading the country in putting the virus behind us and so i think that was critical one even knows the political backlash was c coming. but john, as these numbers indicate, he lost political support as delta has been on the surge this summer especially win
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dependents and that frustration among the vaccinated that he gave such voice to in his remarks. he wanted to say i get that folks, but it's still my job to lead the entire country, vaccinated or not to a better place on the other side of this pandemic. i think that's why you saw him do this huge sort of reset, refocus approach he did in that speech last night. >> few ek people getting sick is probably worth whatever political blow back comes his way. great to see you, david chalian. >> thanks. coming up, new reporting on how kevin mccarthy is quietly supporting republican candidates who former president trump is against. so how will trump respond? plus, new details about a cia memo ahead of 9/11 warning that bin laden was determined to strike the u.s. and we're going to take you inside an icu in one of the hardest-hit areas in kentucky where nurses are near a breaking point.
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♪ this morning coronavirus transmission so high in kentucky amid the latest surge officials announced yesterday that a fifth of kentucky school districts have had to close at some point already this school year because of an increase in cases. hospitalizations across the state have also spiked new records. cnn's miguel marquez was able to get access to an icu in hazard, kentucky. miguel, as i keep pointing out to our viewers, you have been all around the country the last 18 months, state to state, icu to icu and here you are now this morning in kentucky. >> reporter: no one is more shocked than me. i thought i would be done with hospitals in this sort of
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reporting a long time ago. look, not only are cases up in kentucky but in hazard, perry county, has one of the highest case rates in the entire country. we visited one hospital that has tons of patients but not enough staff. >> it's more than a cold. believe that. >> reporter: billy couch didn't think much about covid until he got it. >> don't mess around because this ain't a joke. this is not fun and games. i want to go home. i can't go home because i can't breathe yet. this is not a game at all when you're sitting here and can't breathe and feel like you're going to die. >> reporter: in the hospital 19 days now the unvaccinated 42-year-old isn't sure how he picked up the virus. he toughed it out at home for eight days before being admitted. how serious is covid? >> it's bad to the bone. i recommend everybody wash their hands do what they have to do. stay home. stay social distancinged. it's bad. trust me, it's bad. >> reporter: until you had it, did you think it was bad? >> no.
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>> reporter: what did you think it was? >> i don't pay no attention. get your shots. >> reporter: managing the nursing staff at the largest facility in hazard, kentucky, a nurse for 30 years, the job never tougher. >> it's been very, very hard and i get emotional because it is our community. icu nurses work very hard. they work very hard everyday, but you can usually see a difference so you work hard and you see a difference and that's okay. you don't care that you're tired. you've made a difference. so with this they still work just as hard or harder and it really hurts when you don't see a difference. >> reporter: just when they thought they were through the worst of the pandemic, it's come roaring back. patients younger, sicker, harder to treat. >> the family it's hard for them to realize, oh, you mean this is the end, you really mean this is the end? it is our community. it's people that we know or we know people they're related to,
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that's what's really hard on the nurses is the emotional part, too. >> reporter: in the covid icu here in hazard, every bed taken by those suffering from severe cases of covid-19. every patient intubated except for one. what is this virus doing to places like hazard, kentucky? >> it's destroying us. i mean, everybody is getting it. everybody is getting sick. everybody -- i don't know. we're just seeing a lot right now. >> reporter: appalachian regional healthcare has 13 facilities across eastern kentucky and west virginia. it's entire system now overwhelmed by covid. >> we have no icu beds available. 0. >> reporter: 0 across 13 facilities? >> across 13 facilities we have 0 beds available.
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>> reporter: today appalachian regional healthcare has three, three regular beds available across its entire system. they've cleared space and made room for 200 beds that sit empty, unable to staff them. >> we have applied for fema disaster medical teams at multiple of our hospitals. our understanding is right now that louisiana is in dire need so most of their teams are there, so we are on the list and once they have availability we hope that we'll be able to get support. >> reporter: the hospital system needs 170 nurses today to open up extra beds. nurses now working longer hours and doubling up on patients just to keep up. >> one respiratory therapist should comfortably from four ventilator patients because we work with the nurses. right now you have seven to eight ventilators per respiratory therapists.
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>> reporter: here in hazard patients are coming in younger and sicker. >> we're seeing much younger patients than ever before. i have patients from 20 years old up to 75 years old. it attacks everyone. it's not just limit to one age group. >> i've had several patients under 20 years old. >> under 20? >> uh-huh. >> how sick? >> very sick actually for their age. >> reporter: this hospital system thinks that their cases and hospitalizations will continue into late september, early october. and then they hope that they will start to come down. and i know i will sound like an idiot when i say, 95, more than 95% of all the patients that are admitted for covid in that hospital system are unvaccinated, john. >> it's not idiotic at all, it's the fact, miguel. again, i just -- younger and sicker these patients are and you've got hospital, hospital and one thing that's consistent is that the patients are unvaccinated. and we talk about the strain on the system and what the
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unvaccinated are frankly doing to the country, it's the strain on the system that you are seeing in hospitals like this. this is why the icus are filled. >> reporter: yeah. we're getting into a terrifying point at some point. we saw this early on in new york when there were so many people that were sick, there were people dying at home, people couldn't get to the hospital, people that they could treat them if they got to the hospital but sometimes they couldn't even get through the parking lot into the hospital and that's where they're heading right now. the system is completely full across the entire area. and any one thing, any more spike in cases and a bad flu season and any sort of traumatic event it will push whole areas into the red basically and you will have people dying in very big numbers that basically just can't get the level of care they need. >> any chance to treat the unvaccinated as opposed to people coming into the icu with other things to these healthcare
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workers that you're talking to? >> reporter: no. you have the monoclonal antibody and these hospitals are standing those units up as fast as they can. they can go 24 hours a day. what is the most bizarre thing on the planet the people who do not want to get vaccinated are perfectly happy to accept the monoclonal antibody treatment. it's a different type of antibody that you're putting into your body in an iv drip with a much bigger needle. john? >> i keep wondering what state we'll see you from next, miguel mar marquez. thank you for your continued reporting on this. >> you got it. chris christie says it's time for republicans to discredit extremists and accept the realities of the 2020 election. it's time now? will the republican party listen? >> that is a big question. plus, why is minority leader kevin mccarthy quietly helping house republicans who are being targeted by former president
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we have new cnn reporting house minority leader kevin mccarthy and his leadership team are quietly helping some republican incumbents being targeted by former president trump and that puts mccarthy as you can imagine directly in the crosshairs of trump's base as he attempts to win back the majority in the house. our capitol hill reporter melanie zanona is joining us now on this story. this is fascinating to see these working at cross purposes here. >> yeah. this is one of the rare instances where kevin mccarthy is not totally aligned with donald trump. and that's because the house majority is potentially on the line. a number of these impeachment republicans who trump has either already endorsed against or
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could endorse against represent critical swing districts. and so there's concern in the gop that a candidate backed by trump could win the primary who can't win the general. so behind the scenes kevin mccarthy and his team have raised $100,000 and working to prevent that. mccarthy privately asked trump to back off at least two of them david valadao are close to mccarthy and the nrcc doesn't get involved in primaries i learned that nrcc chairman did attend a fundraiser last week for jaime herrera beutler as a special guest. look, all of this is putting them in a real bind because the right is very upset they're not getting behind trump's revenge campaign. i interviewed one of the candidates, joe kent, running against jaime herrera beutler and endorsed by donald trump. here is what he had to say about mccarthy. quote, mccarthy is talking out of one side of his mouth, saying he supported the maga movement, trump and president trump's
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policies but his money is support five gop voters. me and the rest of the base have heard enough from them. i went on to ask would you vote for mccarthy for speaker he said absolutely not. so you can see why this is becoming such a headache for kevin mccarthy and how this revenge could really complicate the gop's path back to majority. >> i find it interesting when they have to vote for speaker. sometimes it's not always consistent. we'll see if that even comes to be. okay. but what about people like adam kinzinger and liz cheney really been these lightning rods in the republican party? >> well, of course mccarthy is not going to lift a finger to help their re-election campaigns or protect them from trump-backed challengers, but it's also important to point out that cheney's seat, there's no risk of that falling into democratic hands kinzinger could be redistricted out entirely and mccarthy did boot liz cheney from leadership earlier this year, but he is coming under increasing pressure from the
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right to go even farther. i reported last week that conservatives are now calling on kevin mccarthy to remove liz cheney and adam kinzinger y fr the gop conference entirely. as of right now our sources suggest there's no interest for kevin mccarthy to go that route. >> it's so fascinating to see this behind the scenes look. mel, thank you so much. >> thank you. bin laden determined to strike in the u.s. i know that's the title of a memo you heard something about before. turns out that actually we have some new details that there is some regret from the author of that memo. plus, while other ex-presidents will visit memorial sites, president trump spending part of 9/11 commenting on a boxing match. the details coming up. seeing blood when you brush or floss can be a sign of early gum damage. new parodontax active gum repair kills plaque bacteria at the gum line to help keep the gum seal tight. new parodontax
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♪ bin laden determined to strike in u.s. those seven words appeared in a presidential daily brief more than a month before the september 11th attacks. 20 years later, we're learning new details about that famous memo. former cia officer david priest recently spoke with intelligence leaders at the time as well as the lead author of the memo and priest tweeted this, she told me, that's the memo writer, that she regrets not hitting the main point harder. she said i've thought a lot about how the article reads. it would have been better to say all these threats we have seen all summer could be in the united states and david priest is joining us now to talk about this. he was the daily intelligence briefer to fbi director robert mueller and attorney general john ashcroft during the george w. bush administration and the author of the president's book of secrets the untold story of intelligence briefings to america's presidents. as you point out, this is really the most famous one, david.
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and it's fascinating to hear this story really of regret. tell us about that. >> yeah. that whole summer i was in the counterterrorist center along with that author and a small group of others who were analyzing the threats to the united states from terrorist groups. and there was no doubt in anyone's mind that a major attack was coming. this was not a surprise. and there had been a series of pieces put in front of the president in to the president's daily brief which contains many other things as well, but we were certainly ly pushing the president on the idea that bin laden is up to something. al qaeda is planning something. there were upwards of 40 different pieces in the president's daily brief in the nine months or so before september 11th talking about bin laden and what the author of this piece is referring to there is the fact that this specific piece on august 6th, the one the
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9/11 commission published and became famous it speaks specifically bin laden's intent to attack in the united states and does with historical feel, what has bin laden said, what historical intelligence reporting do we have suggesting this but she didn't actually say out right, mr. president, everything we have been telling you all summer about this heightened threat, it all could be about the united states itself. now, she's under no illusions that would have necessarily made a difference. the president sees five or six different pieces everyday in the president's daily brief. many of which have threats from around the world. but it's one of the many things that many of us working there look back and say could we have done one thing more to help prevent these attacks. >> it is fascinating to know that there were so many of these memos. we know of this one, it is the most famous, but it's important to remember there were dozens
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leading up and president bush did ask about it. it's not like it wasn't on his radar bin laden and al qaeda. can you just take us through how this memo was assembled? >> sure. well, there had been a lot of attention to al qaeda, as i mentioned. and memories differ as to the exact genesis of this one. the president of the national security adviser at the time condi rice suggested that the president himself asked for it. others remember that the briefer, michael morel later became the acting director of the cia, that michael actually thought this would fill a gap in the president's knowledge. either way, the analyst gets the call saying you have something to write tonight to get to the president tomorrow morning. and she pulls together from the cia perspective here are the threats related to the united states from bin laden and here is what we can say about why we should take that threat seriously.
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now, the threat from a terrorist group or anything is really comprised of two parts. it's the threat and the opportunity. but the threat is broken down itself into the intent and the capability. you may really want to do something, but can you do it? this piece was mostly about the intent. it was about the desire to attack. but she felt it would be incomplete if she didn't answer a little bit about that capability to strike in the u.s. so she reached out to her counterparts at the fbi to see, can we put something in here about the actual al qaeda presence in the u.s.? and back then it was not an integrated intelligence community, the pdb was largely a cia thing so she got input from the fbi analysts. called the fbi analysts back on the phone to make sure it sounded okay and that was it. it did not get vetted by senior fbi officials. perhaps if it had been there might have been more granularity about what was known even then about al qaeda presence in the
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u.s. >> and with that recommendation of more integration with the 9/11 commission, that's the hope that process would bring today. i do want to read part of this memo. it says clandestine foreign government and media reports indicate that bin laden wanted to conduct terrorist attacks in the u.s. bin laden applied in 1997 television interviews that his followers would follow the example of world trade center bomber and bring the fighting to america. so, you know, you point out this has a historic feel but at least when you're talking in broad terms that is speaking to the intent and the goal and the ultimate desire in the future of al qaeda. >> you're exactly right. and, thinking like a policymaker would, like the president reading this, the natural question that comes if i read something in august of 2001 that cites an interview from 1997, my
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first question is, well, is it still an active threat? how do we know he still intends to do this? and this article does go on to explain al qaeda has a very long timeline for conducting attacks. the east africa embassy bombings that happened in 1998, those had been planned for years and al qaeda was not deterred by setbacks along the way. so it's a way of telling the president, bin laden has said this. we also have some secret intelligence reporting supporting that he wants to attack in the u.s. and don't be fooled by the fact that it hasn't happened yet because they have a long timeline so the intent is almost certainly still there. >> as a lot of people involved in the war in afghanistan have reflected on, you know, what was achieved here in the last two decades? one of the things that you'll hear people involved in the architecture of it will say to justify is they'll say, look, we haven't had another 9/11-style
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attack. we haven't seen that on u.s. soil. that makes it a success. i wonder what you think about that assessment and also about moving forward here and the possibility of avoiding something like that in the near and even long-term. >> yeah. there no doubt have been countless lives saved in the time since 9/11 due to enhanced counterterrorist efforts. and for anybody to say that the investment that we made as a country, that the men and women who served in afghanistan, that it was a waste, they haven't talked to the members of the armed forces who have actually held that afghan child and helped them get to school. they would not have been able to do that with the taliban in power for those 20 years. they also don't think about the attack in 2006 where multiple airliners were taken down with liquid explosives over the
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atlantic ocean and perhaps 1,500 people died. they don't remember that because it didn't happen because the lessons learned from 9/11 and if efforts in the counterterrorism realm helped prevent that and many, many other attacks. certainly there's been no other major attack in the united states. and i have to tell you, from being in the counterterrorist center before and after 9/11, i would have predicted that with what we already knew about al qaeda, what we already knew about their worldwide presence and their determination to attack and attack again, it seemed a near certainty that they would be able to pull off a major attack in the u.s. because they only need to get lucky once in a while to pull off an attack. they can fail 100 times. they only need one to work to get those headlines. the fact that that didn't happen is a credit to the united states' military efforts overseas, to diplomats, to everyone who worked on the counterterrorist effort after 9/11. we should not lose sight of that
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just because the experience in afghanistan ended so badly. >> yeah. maybe something to think of as we put our shampoo in little bottles when we travel. david, thank you so much. really appreciate it. >> thanks, brianna. join jake tapper, wolf blitzer and paula reid as we remember 9/11. live coverage beginning tomorrow morning at 8. and a surprising new development in the investigation of the oath keepers who are facing charges in the insurrection. what the feds are now referencing to search a lawyer's phone. plus, we're following breaking news out of afghanistan where a new potential evacuation flight has just landed. we're live on the ground in kabul next.
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breaking news, cnn has just learned that a new passenger flight has just landed in afghanistan. cnn international diplomatic editor nic robertson live on the ground in kabul. nic, we saw a plane leave yesterday. what do we know about this new flight? >> reporter: it looks like it might be a similar type of flight, john. the indications here that we have, not confirmations and i'll say again, indications are that passengers will be on it flying out. we know that yesterday secretary of state antony blinken said that he welcomed the taliban facilitating the flight out yesterday. we know tlrn more than 13 brits, germans and ukrainians as well. we don't know any more details than what i said of the indications. but what we do know is that antony blinken said yesterday that there was an exspeckation on the taliban to continue to keep good on that commitment to
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allow out any afghans and others that have paperwork processed to allow them to go to third countries to leave afghanistan. so, it appears that this is the next phase in that. qataris said that the airport was 90% ready yesterday for the resumption of commercial flights. the indications yesterday were that they would repeat the process of the evacuation yesterday. so, i think right now we're just watching this space to see and find out and get those details of who gets on. who gets on, how they're processed, all those things are very sensitive here right now. but the qatri foreign minister yesterday praised the taliban for facilitating this. >> nic robertson, great to have you back in country to be our eyes and ears there. this is something that bears watching, the duration, who gets on, such key questions. thank you. president biden targeting the unvaccinated with a series
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