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the damage of documents recovered from former president trump the property, sharing new details what its filter teams found in the materials. begin this hour with a major new development in russia's war on ukraine. senior u.s. officials tell cnn that ukrainian forces are now launching a significant counteroffensive. go right to cnn jim sciutto who broke the story. what's the latest from the plan from ukraine and how do we expect it to play out? >> reporter: the latest, the much anticipated counteroffensive, ukrainian officials hinted at some time. saying they have confidence they can carry it out, has now begun. u.s. officials began to see signs of shaping, as you mentioned, shaping means basically preparing the battlefield for a wider offensive. in this case, it means artillery, rocket, air strikes on things like weapons depots, air defense systems, ammunition
dumps, et cetera. to then allow a combination of ground and air forces to move in and attempt, at least, to regain territory that had been occupied taken by russia since the start of this invasion. after we did our reporting, we spoke, we heard, in fact, from ukrainian officials on the ground to say, yes, indeed. the counteroffensive has begun. i had the opportunity this morning as well to speak to the former ukrainian president petro poroshenko who told us the follows. have a listen. >> this is the long-awaited counteroffensive operation. it was started today at 7:00 a.m. with a shelling and missiles attack, and this is first time since february 2022 when such a concentrated of ukrainian troops with western artillery and with western missiles and hymans was
collected today for this counterattack. >> reporter: if it comes to be in true substance and scope here, this would be a major change in this war. six months into the war since the russian invasion of february 24th's to this point largely a defensive operation by ukrainian forces pushing back russian troops successfully from around the capital, fighting something of a stalemate in the eastern part of country. now the aim is ambitious and not just to defend ground, not to lose further ground, but to pick up ground already lost. particularly seems focus in the south around kherson and crucial to control of ukraine's southern coast, which, of course, has both military and also economic importance. >> seems, jim, there's been some moments of taking back territories or start /stop momentum shifting over the past six months. hard to believe it's been that long, but western officials were
anticipating this. why now? explain. >> reporter: one is potentially seasonal. i'm told the window is mid-august to mid-october. then you get into cold months when things like this, it's very cold in ukraine, become march for difficult, but also the real measure is ukraine forces believe they have the capability and weapons to do this now. particularly weapons reasonsly supplied in numbers, we've talked a lot about the highly mobile accurate, mobile artillery system allowed ukrainians to hit russian targets with accuracy and at great distances. those kinds of weapons making a big difference here and also i'm told russian units deployed to the front lines are proving to be in u.s. assessments weaker and a lot deploying to the front lines in as little as half man power. ukrainian see an opportunity. see if they're able to deliver.
>> and spokesman john kesrirby saying they don't appear to be backing down anytime soon. and an investigation into former president trump's handling of classified government records. sources close to trump's legal team still want a special master appointed to review the boxes of documents taken from mar-a-lago for anything that could be covered lie attorney/client privilege. this, even after the doj revealed just this morning it has already sorted through erg and found "a limited set of materials that potentially could be privileged." former u.s. attorney michael moore joins us now. michael, we know during the search on august 8th, agents recovered 27 boxes of material. that's hundreds of documents. are you surprised they've already reviewed all of it and does this case tell you anything about the investigation? >> i'm glad to be with you. the fact that there's been a request for a special master is nothing out of the ordinary. that happens in cases every day.
and malpractice if the lawyers did not ask. not surpriseds the justice department because of their resources had a chance to look at the documents, but, again, this is their determination what might be privileged. as is the case in the adversary system, there will now maybe be a difference from the trump team as to what they think might be privileged. that's the purpose of the special master. >> the search happened three weeks ago, again. trump's team didn't request a special master until just this week. what now? what about going through all the adults already impact the appointment of a special mast jer that rules is supposed to come thursday? >> i'm not commenting on the speed of the trump legal request but i think their way behind the eight ball on this thing. so i think really the judge sort of indicated she's inclined to go ahead and appoint a special master.
the fact one side of the lawsuit believes this may be information that should be protected, really doesn't alleviate the need to look fair. going forward i this think we'll you'll see the judge say i'll put a special master in place with a way to review for privilege making sure there's not information there the department should not have. >> if that happens a judge appoints a special master, how long would that process take? could it delay dovrj's sharing documents with the intelligence community? >> i really don't think so. the fact there's been some initial rue view will speed things up, but it could take 30 days. that's probably about right. i think that the judge would not appoint somebody has would say i will devote my time and my staff the time to report back to the court as soon as possible. given the fact there are allegations about a need to do a threat assessment and other types of government activity based on what they claim to have
recovered from the former president's residence. >> talk about that in a moment with james clapper. i want to quickly pivot to the georgia and grand jury investigation into trump's efforts there to overturn the state's election results in that state. a federal judge today ruled the state's republican governor brian kemp must testify in that investigation but can wait until after the november election. how significant is his tem,stimy do you think? >> interesting. the judge that's over seeing this decided it's -- in fact, the governor did not have some protections he thought he did and didn't have to testify in a criminal case. he'll have information maybe from people around the trump orbit about calls that were made or threats that may have been made. pressure that may have been put in place. that's plorobably what the d.a.s interested in. the such said i won't let this
be politicized. i'm not letting them come out and argue, well, he's testified to this or doing that. under the guise of the subpoena. again, you can choose which side of the political aisle you want to be on, but the process that we're going through needs to be transparent and it needs to appear non-partisan and means to be that politics did not play. >> expertise, appreciate it. michael moore, thank you for joining us. and right now the intelligence community is conducting a damage assessment of those classified documents found at mar-a-lago. director of national intelligence admiral haines informed foreign senate committees and includes be documents the trump team previously handed over as well as those recovered by the fbi earlier this month. all surveyed. i want to bring in former director of national intelligence cnn national security analyst james clapper to discuss more of this. thank you director! er for being here.
you previously held the post. walk us through what a damage assessment is, exactly. how long could it take? what action could be taken based on what they learn from these documents? >> well, i think the way the intelligence community will approach the damage assessment, and unfortunately i have some personal experience with damage assessments, is to take the perspective of a sophisticated adversary intelligence service who those -- you have to worse-case it. if those documents were exposed to such an intelligence service what is it they could glean from reading from examining these documents? so do they reveal sources and methods or trade craft? do they compromise the identity of a human intelligence asset? those are the kinds of questions and issues that the team that,
of director of national intelligence now will assemble, and i think -- probably should put whatever resources are required to get this done quickly. now, if they learn things or see that things are revealed to an adversary intelligence service, particularly that involves, for example, risk to an asset, they'll try to do whatever they can to protect that asset. extract them. whatever's required. now, i say all this, when we don't know the substance or content of any of these documents. that's the approach that would be taken. heavily influential will be the voice of the originating component of the intelligence community. that is, who is it that composed, wrote, published the particular document in question? >> so play out that worst-case scenario, then, not knowing specks of the content. what would be worst-case
scenario be, in your mind? they find out what? >> well, the worst-case scenario, or a worse scenario. there could be several, but one that comes readily to mind, of course, which others have spoken to, is the potential identity of a human asset that we've recruited in a foreign country, particularly if its in a denied area of russia, china, someone like that, who's very life could be in jeopardy if his or her identity could be traced via a revelation in one of these documents. so that is a worse case scenario that -- that comes right to my mind. >> just to clarify the stakes here. last fall the "new york times" reported that every cia station around the world rived a cable about the increasing number of agency informants that have been captured or killed in recent
years. so that's the backdrop here, and now the doj says some documents they got from mar-a-lago contained information about human intelligence, about informants and spies. putting two and two together here but that's obviously incredibly concerning. right? do you think that it's possible that, you know, given there was public reporting about classified documents prior to this search warrant happening at mar-a-lago, that there had been reporting there were classified documents there, do you think that there were attempts by adversaries to try to infiltrate mar-a-lago? >> well -- we've -- there have been public reported incidents of, you know, a chinese person, a chinese woman, gained access, this recent case of the ukrainian woman gaining access. undoubtedly, mar-a-lago has to be a, an intelligence target for
foreign intelligence services. particularly our adversaries. china, russia, et cetera. whether that has actually happened or not, whether those documents have been exposed to, you know, or fallen into wrong hands, we don't know. that's part of the challenge here and the investigation, i would think, is doing a chain of custody from the documents when they were in the white house and how were they protected there to their transport to mar-a-lago. where they were stored and who had access to these documents? and could they have been exposed? for purposes of the damage assessment you've got to worse case it and figure, and assume they were. >> i want your reaction to something that was said by one of trump's most loyal senate allies just last night. listen. >> if they try to prosecute president trump for ms. handling classified information after hillary clinton set up a server in her basement they literally
will have riots in the street it's. >> riots in the streets he warned. the doj is already inundated with threats because of this mar-a-lago search. what do you see of the impact of that kind of rhetoric, especially coming from an elected leader? >> well, to me, it's very concerning. obviously senator graham's a leading republican voice. and so -- you know, i would hope that doesn't necessarily imply a self-cull killing process or that statements like that would help incite the very thing that he was outlining that we could have rioting in the streets. or is that a warning to the attorney general? or all of the above? again, i don't find it helpful. calms for the rule of law and calls for calm and calls for the respect for institutions, to, in my view, be more helphelpful.
>> is there a way for the justice department to be more transparent? that's the other thing we keep hearing especially in allies of trump or republicans. lay their cards on the table, given this was such an unprecedented search? >> well, i don't know. you know, i assumed that the department of justice made a good faith effort to redact and expose as much of the affidavit as they could, which in and of itself is uncress dented. as an indell guy, i would be concerned about protection of witnesses. the protection of sources, methods, trade craft or the protection of future witnesses or people who are contemplating being a witness. that their identities not be exposed. so i would think that the department of justice erred on the side of conservatism and in the interests of protecting the
investigation and those participating in it or who contribute to t. james clapper, as always, i appreciate you. former director of national intelligence. thank you so much. >> thanks. soon it will take astronauts back to the moon, but today it's not going anywhere. live picture there's at kennedy space center in florida, and the launch was scrubbed. what nasa is saying about why the test launch of the artemis mission didn't happen. plus -- its massive, melting and the impact will be catastrophic. why scientists are now warning of inevitable disaster as a jind ice shelf gets warmer. and for the first time ever more americans are smoking weed than tobacco. we break down the record high poll results on pot. with 20 grams of protein for muscle health. versus 16 grams in ensure high protein. boost® high protein also has key nutrients for immune support. boost® high protein. ♪
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it's been 50 years. now a few more days. right now nasa is trying to figure ourt when it can reessential the historic artemis i launch. today's test flight scrubbed hours ago due to an engine issue. cnn space and defense correspondent kristen fisher is live at kennedy space center for us. the next window could launch on friday. right? how likely is it that the issue will be resolved by then? >> reporter: well, nasa is holding its first postscrub press conference right now, and a reporter just asked the nasa leadership that very question, and the answer they gave is just classic nasa. they say, and i quote, "there is a non-zero chance that we will have a launch on friday." what they mean by that, friday,
this second launch attempt, is still in play. so is potentially that third launch attempt on monday, but there's also still a chance that they could have to scrub this whole launch attempt entirely and roll this back to the v.a.b. the bottom line is, they just don't know yet, and one of the things that the top nasa officials are saying right now is that "our launch team was really pushed today." this was a really trying day for the entire launch team. they got in about 10:00 last night. it's now 1:00 in the afternoon and they've been working very long hours in these very high-stress conditions. so they want to give them time to rest and regroup before they figure out their next steps, but they're going to keep the rocket on the launchpad. they're certainly going to try for friday, but they just don't know yet, and the big problem, ana, was that they just failed to get one of of those engines, rs-25 engine, to the proper temp before liftoff. not necessarily an engine
problem. more a problem with the bleed system, what they call it. the system that cools down that engine to the right temperature before liftoff, but hoping for a next launch date, i don't think we're going to get it from nasa today, ana. >> thank you. got to make sure everything is ready to go. thank you so much, kristen fisher. we know you'll keep us posted. turning now to a mid-air fight that wasn't in coach but in the cockpit. cnn aviation correspondent pete montane joins us. talking about an air france flight. two pilots now suspended. what more can you share? >> reporter: well, two sides of this really wild story here, ana. what air france is now acknowledging, and the details from the french line that initially broke the story. hear from air france on its acknowledgement of this issue back in june, but it says it's now under investigation on this flight between geneva and paris onboard an airbus:-320. air france says its pilots exchanged inappropriate gestures
onboard this flight, but what is so interesting is that the french language geneva tribune says these pilots actually grabbed one another by the collars and began exchanging blows. this is the statement from air france in which it says the incident was quickly resolved without affecting the conduct or safety of the flight, which continued normally. either way, it is another piece of bad press for air france, when under a lot of pressure from french aviation regulators. a report came out last wednesday in which the bureau of aviation in france said there may be a cultural problem among the pilots at air france, not following safety procedures when they should be. specifically referring back to the flight in december of 2020 when pilots discover add fuel leak but did not do the proper procedures. either way, air rage has been an incident here in the u.s. we know about 1,800 incidents
year to date here in 2022, although those involved incidents passenger to passenger. very rarely ever pilot to pilot. a crazy story, ana. >> coming to blows really paints a picture. yikes! thank you for that reporting. okay. now to some developments in pakistan. deadly, monster monsoon floods there. tens of millions of people now homeless, and emergency workers struggling to evacuate thousands who are stranded. and this doesn't help. a new study shows even if we stop emitting green house gases right now, the melting greenland ice sheet will still send sea levels rising by nearly a foot.
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in pakistan just an unbelievable dire situation. unprecedented flooding threatening to submerge about one-third of that country affecting millions of people. officials say they are overwhelmed and calling for more help as the death toll rises. cnn's anna coren reports. >> reporter: a young life hanging in the balance.
in rushing water in the flood-soaked province. safely on the bed frame, an older man's turn. lucky for some, but these floods killed over 1,000 people since mid-june including over 350 children according to unicef. >> a ka calamity india hasn't s. >> reporter: pakistan normally goes three to four months in rain cycles each year. it's had eight in that time, and the wet season will drag on through september. extreme heat has baked the earth. the rain can't soak in. flash flooding comes next. these satellite images show the river swelling's nowhere for the water to go and few routes to escape. highways through central pakistan cut off. bridges broken, as villages wash away. in the northwest of the country,
army chappers rescue desperate people. another person saved. others scramble for the next helicopter. >> this is a climate crisis. a climate that has been mostly done by richer countries, contributing to the crisis, and i think it's time that the world responded to support pakistan in its time of need. >> reporter: as pakistan and ngos appeal for international aid, the weather forecast is finally brightening. all are hopeful for a break in the rain. a chance to further assess the damage. what is immediately obobvious, e toll that climate change is taking. pakistan's low carbon footprint, not enough to save it from the dangers of our warming world. reporting for cnn, hong kong. flooding, droughts, heat waves. the entire world is seeing the impacts of climate change. a new study out today says even if we stop emitting green house
gases right now, we can't stop sea levels from rising by nearly a foot. meteorologist tom sater is here to break it down for us. tom, it's not good. >> no, ana. and if you recall the paris agreement in 2015. >> countries pledging to cut back. it will take decades even if they follow through and we hope everyone does. glaciologists from denmark and sweden focusing just on the ice melted in greenland say just 3.3% all it takes of greenland projected to melt is pretty much equivalent to 110 trillion tons of ice. all melted. water levels rise. where it gets really bad. this will add at least 10.8 inches to the global average of sea level. not only affecting the sea level rise but our coastlines around the world. much of this will happen by end of the century. many climatologists say it's going to happen well before the
end of the century. some climate scientists say be prepared for that amount, 10.8, to double. we've seen so many reports that have come out in the last year of what they projected to happen have already occurred. now, another report similar. from noaa this year. the ocean levels rising as much in the next 30 years as seen in the last 100. as the planet warms, not only is the ice melting creating a rise in the waters, but the waters around the world are heating up. so even that alone causes a thermal expanse that causes the water level to rise. in fact, a study on greenland, 3.3%, is just 20% of all of the oceans rising. again, a lot to talk about. more profound coastal flooding. when we have hurricanes, storm surges, looking for this to occur at least ten times what we typically are seeing. when it um cans to sea level rise, from back in 1990. two areas and lines of red. '92 to around 2002, yes, an
increase. look at just the last ten years, the rate is even more extreme. we're seeing it occur just like everything else when it comes to climate change. now, look at charleston, south carolina. what would a foot do by end of the century? again it will be before end of the century. watch the inlands and tributaries. not just the coastline that you see. inundation. again, just charleston, south carolina. we've got others. this is going to be around the worlds. in fact, look at new orleans. lake pontchartrain. the areas of red, dikes and levees. watches parishes of louisiana disappear. already start togo kur. cnn has been down there. we've done stories. again, probably in the next, you know, 40, 50 years, in some cases. again it will occur. ewest same thing. complete inundation. hard to fathom what we're talking about, ana. all of these reports continue to come out. we see the damage that they've told us would happen 20 years ago ands occurring now. again, just with greenland, 3.3% melting is going to rise the
oceans by 10.8 feet. others believe it will be much higher and much sooner. >> again, in our lifetime. it's going to impact so many people. tom sater, thank you for bringing the information to use to take action moving forward. well, it's happened again. another man who was armed adds a supermarket to his target. this time, bend, oregon. when the shooting finally stopped two people and the gunman were dead. we're joined with more on this. what are you hearing from witnesses how this unfolded? >> reporter: ana, witness was scrambling for safety, they say, as that gunfire began. this shooting happening in the city of bend. a small community in central oregon, about three hours away from portland. this all happening at a safeway store at around 7:00 last night. police say the shooter injured a shopping center -- entered from a resident area began firing shots in the parking lot.
made his way to the store and shot at a person at the entrance before making his way inside. take a listen to the aftermath. >> we was walking up to make me and three other employees ran into a walk-in refrigerator and closed the door and stayed there. stayed hidden until authorities arrived. thank god for a quick response time from our brave men and women of law enforcement. >> officers responded, and when they arrived, they entered the safeway immediately. still hearing shots. they found the apparent shooter dead inside safeway. where they found ar-15-style rifle and a shot gunn in kloss appro approximate simty to the shooter. >> reporter: police fired no shots. two people killed. a third in the hospital currently in good condition. very chaotic scene as families were getting ready for start of the week, ana. at this point police have yet to release any detail answer the shooter or possible motive, but
we expect to the hear more details later this afternoon as a press conference. ana? >> much to learn. thank you for that reporting. britney spears unleashes on her family revealing disturbing new details about her 13-year conservatorship. more on her 22-minute audio message and how her family is responding, next. ♪ leapiping ty like a tiger ♪ ♪ defying the laws of gravity ♪ ♪ (don'n't stop me now) 'cause i'm havin' ♪ i brought in ensure max protein with 30 grams of protein. those who tried me felt more energy in just two weeks. uhh... here, i'll take that! ensure max protein, th 30 grams of protein, 1 gram of sugar enr powered by protein chalnge for a chance to win big! bubbles bubbles bubbles bubbles there are bubbles everywhere! as an expedia member you earn points on top of your airline miles. so you can go see even more of all the world's bubbles.
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new data rolling in today. smoking weed is now more popular than smoking tobacco. and cnn senior data reporter joins us now. harry, apparently weed is a big hit. like, we're talking record high. >> a record high. how many puns can we fit into this segment? >> taking a run. >> have you ever tried marijuana or do you smoke it? look at this. currently record high. 16%. look the that column, 48%. just at 4% in october of 1969. clearly seeing that upward trend. >> look how high since 2013. seen a lot of states legalizing it for recreational and medicinal use. >> right. up 20%. the trend on cigarette smoking, exact opposite. 1969, 40%, nearly half the
population smoked regularly. look at it now. record low. marijuana use high. smoking cigarettes, low. >> recreational marijuana is still not legal in every state. we know not legal at the federal level either. how do people feel about that? >> yeah. so this i think, as more people have been smoking marijuana, the popularity it should be legal is also going up. back in october '69, just 12%. 31% by beginning of century. 50%, half and half, october 2011. look at that. 69% now. highest ever been and a good indication what's been going on as more people saying legalize marijuana. look at this. all these states. 19 states plus the district of columbia legalized recreation's marijuana in the last ten years, ana. >> since i was a correspondent in the denver bureau, ground zero of cannabis legalization, and that whole movement. where are we headed now? more states have it on the ballot?
>> they do. arkansas, maryland, missouri, oklahoma, pebding supreme court decision in south dakota all on the bam it in 2022. if all pass it, half the states in this country allowing recreational marijuana. >> harry enten, thank you so much. >> i'm always high when i'm with you. >> a good one. we'll end there. talk britney spears now in a now deleted 22-minute audio clip posted on youtube and on twitter. abuse endured for 13 years. here e's part of what she said. >> i'm sharing this because i want people to know i'm only human. i do feel victimized after these experiences and how can i mend this if i don't talk about it? i if you're a weird, introvert oddball like me, he feels alone a lot of the time and you needed to hear a story like this so you don't feel alone. know this --
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just months after he was drafted into the nfl, washington commanders running back brian robinson is in the hospital. police say he was shot last night in d.c. in an attempted robbery or carjacking. today robinson's instagram said the surgery for two gunshot wounds went well. his head coach said he visited and expects him to be back out on the field soon. police are looking for two juveniles who might have been involved. a duke volleyball player says racist slurs turned to threats during a game at brigham young university on friday and that officials failed to take swift action. byu is now apologizing and said the abusive fan has been banned, but rachel richardson, the only black starter on the duke team, says byu should have done more sooner. cnn's dianne gallagher joins us with more. what are we hearing from
richardson and her family. >> reporter: ana, that's the key. it's not just the abhorrent racist attacks that rachel richardson and her fellow volleyball players endured, but the fact she said the coaching staff of byu and officials were notified of it during the game and nothing was done to stop it in its tracks. she says that they notified them once again after the match was conclude and steps were not taken to make sher feel safe. she was called the "n" word each time she stepped up to serve and richardson said she endured slurs, attacks, that progressed into racist threats that made her feel afraid and unsafe during the match there. byu did issue an apology, saying, of course, that they had banned a fan that they had isolated as responsible from byu events, saying in part, specifically the use of a racial slur at any of our athletic events is absolutely
unacceptable and byu athletics holds a zero tolerance approach to this behavior. we wholeheartedly apologize to duke university and its student-athletes competing last night for what they experienced. rachel's father told "new day" this morning that it's not enough to apologize and do something after the fact and that student-athletes need to be protected in those moments and that universities need to do better. >> what i would like to see going forward is that we take every effort, make every effort to make sure that those venues are safe and free from that kind of action. when it interjects itself, that it is removed immediately. i've been at places where coaches have taken the mic and said knock it off, and you don't knock it off, we're going to have you kicked out of here. i've seen that. that's an action that you can take right now. stop it while it's happening. that didn't happen. and i think that we can always do more. >> reporter: now, duke did move
their match the next day to a different location to avoid playing there at the smith fieldhouse and rachel says that she is a proud african american student-athlete at duke university. she doesn't want pity, she wants people to do better and to be antiracist. >> good for her. more power to her. dianne gallagher, thank you so much. finally, tonight could be the end of one of the greatest careers the world of sports has ever seen. just a few hours, serena williams will play in her first round singles match in the u.s. open. if she loses, it could potentially be her last. you'll recall earlier this month williams announced she was, quote, evolving away from tennis. the stage for her exit couldn't be more fitting. she's at the stadium at flushing meadows, the very spot where she won the first of 23 grand slam singles titles. we'll all be watching. that does it for me. i'm so happy to be back with you after time off with my family. let's do this again tomorrow, shall we?
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