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matters, america is watching on c-span, powered by cable. >> white house press secretary while soon to be announcing on russia there is response to alleged war crimes in ukraine. and president biden's meeting with former president obama to mark the 12th anniversary. this is about 50 minutes. jen: hi, everyone. busy day, i would say. ok, today as you all know, we announced actions to cut health care costs through the affordable care act thanks to president obama and president biden america is more covered than before and finally
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treating health care as a right and not a privilege. and thank to the steadfast leadership america is better off than it was 12 years ago. through today's proposed rule will expand access to 200,000 uninsured americans and reduce costs for one million americans. this is the most significant administrative action to improve implementation of the affordable care act. outside experts said this action is the boldest thing we can do to expand coverage. 6 million americans have gotten access to affordable health care and with congressional action we can smand coverage and cut costs by making the health care component in the american rescue plan permanent and the 12 states that have not
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expanded medicaid can choose to do that. all of you know angela. she is one of our press assistants and went to georgetown. she is very smart obviously and the funniest person on the team and amazing and incredible. [cheers and applause] [indiscernible] reporter: administra tion official said -- [indiscernible] reporter: is the president going to extend that. jen: i cannot get to
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it. it expires in may. we will have a formal announcement before that timeline. obvious we look at and assess what the needs are for the people who are impacted by the payment of student loans as we make these assessments. i would note that no one has been required to pay a single dime and the continuing education and federal student loan payments. [indiscernible] jen: we can't meet our commitments and continue to be the
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arsenal of vaccines. without global nunding, we couldn't get shots in arms. and we will lack the funding to provide rapid testing to countries in needs. it's not about vaccine dosees but about providing the know-how and the individuals, the training to be able to get shots in arms and those are programs that we fund through our global efforts and we need that funding as well. reporter: general milley had somebodiering testimony on the hill -- [indiscernible]
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reporter: general milley said the war in ukraine will be protracted in years. and is the u.s. committed to aiding ukraine? jen: we are continuing our support to ukraine. without passerring general milley's words and the department of defense and him directly, we understand that the recovery from this war, the rebuilding in ukraine people who have lost their homes and communities, it's going to take some sometime. reporter: if the u.n. security council can't hold russia responsible, does he have a point
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and does the security council need to be reformed? jen: he is referring but his frustration that russia is a permanent member of the u.n. security council and we don't see that changing and continue to provide a range of security assistance to ukraine directly to ukraine to the military that is serving boldly and bravely. i can provide you an update on that that in addition to the $200 million package and $800 million package are actively occurring and the department of defense announced equipment that is being provided. there are a range of mechanisms as it relates to accountability and that relates to the president's strong statement that it is
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his view and belief that russia and president putin are guilty of war crimes and they are not through the u.n. mechanisms and there are challenges to that and ample examples in the past of other other international efforts.
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reporter: and said there are not a random act by a rogue but a deliberate campaign by russia but did not offer any evidence to back up this claim. jen: we have predicted and laid out very clearly the intention of putin to commit atrocities. that's what we have done. we have seen what they have done. that is consistent with but a different from a question from a process a process that would take place on the international mechanism to have a review or investigation into war crimes. that is a process that we would be supporting and in a range of ways. what he was speaking to, the fact that he
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has predicted and only seen potentially the tip of the iceberg. we have not had iceberg in expanse of the country where they have committed atrocities. reporter: on sanctions. we have seen evidence that russia is going to china. we just heard a report that russia is turning to china for micro chips -- [. [indiscernible] what is going to be announced tomorrow have anything to do with russia sanctions. jen: these sanctions are related to russia. reporter: treasury department shifted in terms of payments
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in u.s. institutions and the goal right now is to have a sovereign default with russia? jen: the goal is to make them a choice. they don't have unlimited resources and going to be forced to go to dollar reserves or default. the biggest part of our objective is deplete the resources to continue his work in ukraine and causing more uncertainty and challenges as a part of that but forcing them to choose and deplete the resources and making it more difficult for him to fight the war. [indiscernible] how real is the
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concern if this months, not weeks that fractures could end up coming to pass? jen: we have been clear-eyed about that why there is so much effort on the diplomatic front including the president's trip to europe and secretary blinken are there now and calls to every national security official to continue to work towards that coordinated unity that has been so effective to date. it is also true that unity does not mean identical and we are looking the consequences and the actions they are taking and our expectation it is not identical but do everything it is coordinated and unified. reporter: when you talk about the bridge, is it a
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bridge to the domestic industry will be able to fill that gap within the next six months the actions of putin has led to an increase of gas prices. and other countries make decisions that could have impact on supply in the marketplace, so we are taking steps, strategic petroleum reserve to get a bridge to increase domestic production which could take a little bit of time and we are working with other countries around the world. you saw the announcement about their increased
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releases and also to see what they can do to increase their supply. reporter: secretary blinken that the u.s. is continuing to gather evidence and will continue to support ukraine as it relates to a possible war crime trial. jake said that u.s. is looking at a variety of mechanisms, what can it do to facilitate a trial? jen: i would point to the fact that we have provided evidence to the i.c.c. and we are not a party member. if you look back in 2004, the state department collected evidence that the military and militias were committing violence and the secretary stated at the time, colin powell, it was
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a genocide and we worked with the i.c.c. there is historic reference and thinking about the timeline, the historic reference is important because that was 2004 and just starting now. it doesn't take that amount of time but looking at the history. right now there are a number of efforts to hold any russians accountable for atrocities and war crimes. over the past few weeks we established investigations of possible violations by russia while supporting the work of the war crimes unit and international prosecutors who are working with them and supporting ukraine's organizations for prosecution. we welcome the investigation by the i.c.c. prosecutor and his focus on preserving evidence.
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and jake outlined how we can help in those efforts including through intelligence sources and sharing with our partners and helping ukranians to develop their case and third through international organizations and the range of important reporting and sharing of information gathering. but those are the different options that we are working through now but we haven't determined what the international mechanism. reporter: you mentioned it's going to take a lot of time. and it is not to be an on and off switch and will take time. anything that can be done to stop putin now? jen: put a marker down and make very clear absolutely
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unacceptable. the second is to make it more difficult to fund the ongoing war and that is important component and the bond payments that is due is an example of that and and ensuring that it is that they are trained on and been using
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effectively in this war to fight the russians. >> you are going to take time to have an impact, how much time do you think ukranians have? jen: sanctions are just one component is the financial system in russia is near the brink of collapse and projecting 15% of inflation in their economy and it is more and more difficult for president putin to fund this war every single day. but what we are doing is providing military and security assistance is what they have been using over the last few weeks. reporter: anything you have done so far has prevented a
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war crime from happening. jen: we are supporting the ukranians in this war and effort. we are proud of and rallying and leading the global community. reporter: a lot of stories against hunter biden. would the president support the appointment of the special council -- counsel? jen: he will continue to abide by that. it is to the department ofjustice and make those decisions. reporter: is there any concern they are not going to be necessarily seen to make a decision independently. the white house chief of staff is saying the president is confident that the son has not broken the
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law. jen: during an interview the justice department is independent. reporter: the president said he never spoke to the son about his overseas' business, is that still the case? ms.jenkins: yes -- [indiscernible] jen: the photos we have seen from bucha are not the first violation of atrocities. in part, yes, they have been in the works and putting in place consequences. reporter: more in terms of reaction? jen: we are assessing and making decisions about steps we can put in place. reporter: given the videos of the atrocities is the
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u.s. policy one of no regime change and why should putin -- [indiscernible] jen: we are not calling for regime change and that continues not to be our policy. he is a war criminal and he is somebody who should be looked at by the international system to evaluate war crimes. [indiscernible] jen: we are not calling for regime. he is a pa riaa in the world. reporter: and what happened between the former president and president and talk about ukraine, what can you tell us about their time together? jen: i just saw the former
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president. and i do know they had expansive conversation. i'm not sure i will be able to share it with all of you and took a walk around and they enjoyed spending time together. reporter: why shouldn't the atrocities compel a unified response? jen: military -- tell me what you mean. bringing military troops on the ground between the united states and nato. reporter: you called them atrocities and you said perhaps we should brace ourselves for worse. jen: what the president's objectives is to make decisions in the interest of the united states and the american people and that is
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not to go to war with russia and everything in our power to support efforts through international systems to do exactly that and provide security assistance and support to the ukranian people and ukranian government. that is what we are doing. it is not in our interest for us to be in a war with russia. reporter: on the russian sovereign debt, is there any sense of timing when russia might default? jen: i don't have an assessment from that. it depends on the decisions they make. reporter: is the white house still searching for a nominee to replace raskin? jen: it is ongoing and i don't have an update of when it will be concluded.
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reporter: question on sanctions, is there anything you can tell us about them and to follow up, is china, brazil and middle east not participating? jen: it may not be full satisfying. in coordination with the g-7 and e.u. and measures that were imposed of economic and technological and a ban on all new investments on financial institutions and sanctions on russian government officials and their family members. these members impose economic harm on russia and hold that supports putin's war this will be done in coordination with others and will be targeting family members and russian
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government officials. [indiscernible] jen: what we are doing to rally the world and hold russia accountable, doesn't mean it happens on the exact timeline but what we are working to continue to do. [indiscernible] >> i understand what you are asking. what i'm conveying, we are coordinating with g-7 and e.u. which is 50% of the global economy which is still a significant unified and we had international security adviser to convey our own sanctions and our expectations is not only other countries will abide by but there will be a constructive part of holding russia accountable. reporter: is there reaction
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to -- [indiscernible] jen: let me check with our national security team. ,. [indiscernible] jen: we know the dominant variant is transmiss i believe and we have been watching that and watching that closely and as has been the case in the broader population including among the media and staff, there will be people who get covid who are fully vaccinated and
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boosted especially in the white house and most members of the media and what we are seeing are mild symptoms. the policy we do here, but they are more stringent than the c.d.c. our policy is that all executive offices surrounding the president are on a regular testing schedule that is set beyond c.d.c. if you are seeing the president, you will be tested. the president doctor will determine if additional testing needed. for example, because of the travel from a couple of weeks ago he was tested in his regular cadence. and meeting with one of the four premises. and those employees who test positive, they are required
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to quarantine and must test negative that is a step beyond beyond what c.d.c. recommends and if they test negative under 10 days, they are required to wear a mask and meetings with the president are often socially distanced and as an additional precaution. there are a range we take a range of step, we have been taking a range of steps meant to put an extra layer on in protecting the four principles and given it's the white house. reporter: is there any thought to having the president take any medication. prof. lactcally? reporter: not that i'm aware of, i don't know what that would be. he, obviously, he relies on the advice of his doctor but not that i'm aware of.
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reporter: there was talk about votes to confirm judge jackson this week or next week. jen: this week, they're going on break next week. reporter: what do you hear from those around mruczkowski? looks like she'll likely get three republican votes in support, is the -- does the white house believe that's a strong showing of bipartisan support for her? or the fact that 47 republicans appear likely to vote against her, are you displeased with the lack of support of republicans. jen: i would note first that even for a number of senators who decided not to support her, and there's quite a video "the daily show" may have done on this, all of them talk about her impeccable credentials, what an
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inspiring story she has, how qualify shed is for the job. we have believed from the beginning that her record, her impeccable credentials warranted bipartisan support and that's what she's going to get in her confirmation thanks to those individuals and one more who had previously announced their support. we're encouraged by that. we're looking forward to seeing her confirmed an of course celebrating her confirmation to the supreme court. reporter: is the dr. d.c. director atissue the c.d.c. director announced she's doing a review of the agency and what's work and hasn't worked. is this an indication that they've done something wrong or fallen short that's prompting this review right now? jen: this is a c.d.c.-driven decision. they have more specifics. but what i would say is if you look back at the last year-plus, never in its 75-year history has
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the c.d.c. had to make decisions so quickly based on limited real time evolving science. yesterday what the c.d.c. director did is rightfully announce plans to to the review the agency with the objective of strengthening, transforming and modernizing c.d.c. systems and processes in develop around science. look what they've done over the last year? does it mean everything has been perfect? they would say no you have to look at what was done, assess that and look into how to improve going forward. it's not unusual for the c.d.c. director to look at how they're doing and impose new systems. we support all government working to improve things. reporter: you said it was a c.d.c.-driven decision? the call didn't come from the white house? jen: no, it was c.d.c.-driven, one we certainly support but the
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process will be led by the c.d.c. reporter: senator republicans are calling on an amendment for title 42 to be added to the recovery bill and what are you worried about on this funding measure? jen: i think my colleague, i don't know, jeff, said this, what he said in response to this question is that decisions on title 42 should remain independent of the urgently needed funding for covid aid. that is a decision made by the c.d.c. it's a public health decision. it's not one that shob wrapped up in politics. the decisions made by the c.d.c. is -- should be made by them alone as it relates to title 42. on your earlier question, the impacts of not getting this aid would be -- would be significant. right now, these additional resources are urgent think li needed for dmessic response, including to give you a sense of
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examples of how it would be used, booster shots for the yen population. monoclonal antibody, maintaining testing capacity. these are all components that are vital to our continued fight against the pandemic. and you know, these are efforts that shouldn't be political. they shouldn't be controversial. we're all certainly covid-19 doesn't look at your party affiliation before it decides to inflict you with the virus. so they're vital. we need the funding and have to stop as i noted here before a number of these important programs if we don't get the funding. reporter: i'm trying to understand how you see this horrible news from out of the ukraine with the massacre, do you see it as something fundamentally, like a game-gauger? -- game-changer? or is it just another incremental step in what's been
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going on? and if it is -- these people with their hands tied and whatever, does that mean that we can expect to be hearing a fundamentally different response? jen: i would say first, there's nothing normal, there's nothing acceptable, there's nothing that shouldn't shake people to their core about the photos they're seeing of what is happening on the ground, what has happened, i should say, on the ground. what the president has said and been unquestionable about is that these are war crimes. a violation of the law of war. and his view, i talked to him about it as recently as this morning, we need to put down a marker for history. that's why he's been so outspoken about this and made clear that accountability is critically important when you see the horror that we're seeing on the ground. the targeting of hospitals, civilians, of, as you noted, the binding and killing of innocent people in bucha that we're
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seeing the photos. we have also though already seen evidence of war crimes before these photos and a lot of the measures we're putting in place, whether it is supporting international efforts to work toward gathering data and information through a rain only of mechanisms or it is continuing to provide additional scurnt assistance or humanitarian assistance or in response to the atrocities and horrors we're seeing on the ground. reporter: i want to ask you about [inaudible] the right to assemble and basic procedural rights for the salvadoran people, is the u.s. concerned about these measures. reporter: i'm sorry, can you ask your question one more time, i want to make sure i have the right information. reporter: with what's going on
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in el salvador, the garen theefs right to assemble and basic procedural rights for the salvadoran people, i want to see if you have anything on that. jen: let me check with the security team and get more details and i'll get you a more complete statement after the briefing. reporter: is the president disappointing in particular that senator lindsey graham who voted for judge jackson before opted to vote against her yesterday? jen: the president is looking forward to judge jackson getting confirmed. i would echo what i said yesterday, that is question best posed to senator lindsey graham what has changed since he voted to support her just recently, relatively recently. she has the exact same credentials, exact same qualifications. no i wouldn't say the president is spending a lot of time speaking about it but it's a good think thing to ask senator graham.
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reporter: i want to ask if you expect the con -- if you see the confirmation of judge jackson as a turning point in the presidency? jen: without getting into the politics of it, the president committed to nominate an african-american woman to serve on the supreme court if there was an opening. we are on the verge of getting that woman confirmed to the supreme court. this is a moment even with everything going on in the world to celebrate history, to celebrate this incredible woman who has impeccable credentials who is about to serve on the supreme court and we're going to take a moment to appreciate that and value that. i think a lot of people in the country will too. i can't make a prediction for what that will mean for polls and it's not about that for us. reporter: president obama did seem to get into the politics of it when he was talking about his own re-election battle, even delivering a potential press point for democrats fating tough
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re-elections this year. is that a message the white house wanted to come -- wanted him to come through and deliver? jen: having worked for the president for some time and the newer president as well, here's what i heard him talking about. the fact that in washington when you're pushing for getting the right thing done, he was talking about the affordable care act, it means sometimes overcoming skepticism, republican obstruction, even division within your own party, political challenge, countless headlines saying your agenda is dead and still fighting to get it done. sounds similar to what we're working on today. it's not about the mid term, that's about why you're in government and making government work for people and why it's important to continue to do even when everybody says it's not possible. that was the message i think he was delivering today. reporter: jen, i have questions on ukraine. justin drew treu doe said last week he doesn't want president putin to attend the g-20 meetings and reached out to indonesian president who is
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hosting this year's meetings, does president biden have plans to also do the same, to reach out personally to the indonesian president? and can you share anything on the diplomatic front on attempts to get russia out of the g-20 or get ukraine in on the -- as an observer? jen: i don't have any update, i'm happy to see if we have any updates. reporter: and china today urged the u.n. security council to verify, not to resort to unfounded conclusions on bucha. meanwhile thy chinese media is repeating russia's narrative that what's happening in bucha is fake news. can we get a reaction? jen: if you're repeating the propaganda of president putin you're on the wrong side of history. reporter: last week, a secretary briefed that sanctions on russia were originally meant to deter and now they're meant to debilitate the war effort. can you elaborate on the change
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in messaging around the sanction and the intended purpose? jen: sure, well, look. the way we saw it from the beginning is that the threat of sanctions, you know, your hope is that there's a deterrence effect that's been played out in history. that there's been a deterrence effect at times. that's not a sure thing or 100% but fit reduces or makes a leader potentially think about what arks what horrific action that's going to take, they're worth that threat of sangs. never has it been the case that putting sanctions is in place is the effective deterrent. the threat of them has been an effective deterrent. obviously the war has commenced. sangs have always had the purpose of putting in place consequences. right now those consequences include making it very difficult for president putin to fund the war which as you know includes steps like the step taken by the department of treasury yesterday where they're going to be forced because they don't have unlimited resources to make choices about how they'll spend
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the resources they have. reporter: how do you describe the latest round of sangs because the administration was clear if the war happened they would bring out everything but the kitchen sink. are these incremental at this point? jen: they've all been building on each other. the russian economy is on the brink of collapse. inflation is skyrocketing at 15% they feel constriction of the economy there is also projecting to decrease by 15%. private sector businesses are not investing in russia. and the president is -- president putin is a pariah. this has all been the result of a coordinated global effort to put in place economic and financial consequences that are having incredible effect. in addition, we have made it much more difficult because of export controls and other limitations on the tiech materials that president putin and the russians can purchase to
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build the technological systems and capacities to fight wars, in addition to funding wars. and those are all components that have been the result of the efforts to date. reporter: i want to ask about your long covid announcement earlier today. the criticism that's come from lawmakers has been that it's going to take a long time to collect data and studies on long covid. can you talk about how this -- how people are living with that now? jen: i think this is an effort to acknowledge that this is a something that many people in this country are suffering from and dealing with and unfortunately, science moves at the pace of science. it is in acknowledge of that and commitment by the u.s. government to take steps to look at it more closely and see what more we can help address and help people who have been suffering. reporter: and about refugees. we asked yesterday about the 100,000 number you were talking about how the administration's
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response toward them staying in nearby countries. can you talk about how you got to the 100,000 number? does it have anything to do with the capacity of the u.s. government tyke in people? jen: that's not exactly what i said yesterday. what i said was there's an ongoing policy process that hopefully will be concluded soon and we'll have more to share with all of you soon about the prioritization and how the process will work for these ukrainian refugees who will be eligible. in terms of number this is an effort by the president and the united states to welcome through and expedited process, a process we'll have more details on soon, ukrainian refugees coming to the united states even as we know factually that the vast majority of them have expressed an interest in staying in countries nearby. it is an effort to make clear our willingness an openness to doing that.
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reporter: can you give us a sense of how president biden will monitor judge jackson's confirmation late they are week? jen: i expect to have more details in the next 24 to 48 hours on that, i don't have anything to preview at this time. reporter: the movement in the european union to ban all natural gas coming from russia, the european commission changing regulations to accelerate approvals for the natural gas supply, how will the u.s. continually support enough natural gas should europe cut off the russian flow in order to long-term handle -- to help our european neighbors? jen: there are steps we have taken in preparation that we will build on. we will continue to explore ways to ensure that european countries are not as reliant as they have been on russia for natural gas and for a range of energy resources. one of the steps we have taken successfully which we will continue to build on is to tap
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into countries in asia who have l.n.g. excess, l.n.g. capacity to provide that to europe. that's something we have already done to date. we will continue to -- we have been working on this for months in anticipation of potential shortage or potential needs in europe. reporter: how about infrastructure projects in the u.s. though? jen: tell me more about what you mean? to increase capacity? l.n.g. capacity? i havive can check with our team and see if there's anything to preview on that. go ahead, george. reporter: there was a recent poll that more people think jobs were lost in the last year than think jobs were gained. why is that? and is there anything you can do to change that perception? jen: well, i saw that poll. or saw that data. what i can tell you, what we can do from here is share the facts. i know all of you are working to share facts as well even as you ask us tough questions and hold
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us accountable and to account as well we know the fact is the president created more jobs last year than any year in american history. that's a very simple fact that i probably cannot say enough from here and ourall lies and partners cannot say enough out there in the country. we will have to continue to work at it. reporter: but why is the belief out there? jen: i can't make a clear assessment of that, george. people across the country, we know and see data and polling, are still feeling the impacts of covid. their lives are not entirely back to normal. they're seeing some, you know, restrictions to their daily living which is frustrating. obviously the impact of the cost of items whether it's the price of gas that has a rain only of factors that have led to it. specifically the invasion of ukraine most recently. those impact how people feel. we see that in consumer confidence. i can't assess what's in the brain of every american but i can tell you what the facts are and tell you that we also recognize that there are areas including bringing down costs we'll continue to work at.
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reporter: two quick questions. one the president is talking about congress passing more money for covid relief? what is the action to taking covid relief money and putting it to policing or even like in dekalb county where half a million was spent on drones. is he ok with that kind of spending? jen: i haven't seen that report, i'd have to look into it. there's state and local funding in the american rescue plan, i don't know if that's what it's being used for but i'm happy to check into more specific reports. reporter: my last question, i wanted to ask a couple of weeks ago, i was hoping to get the president's response, patrol agents with haitians with were not charge and held accountable the president talked about how it was outrageous.
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what's his reaction to those who saw this horrific video go viral and then at the end of the day nothing happened, there's no accountability? jen: there's an investigation by the department of homeland security. so i'd point you to them for any further comment. reporter: two weeks ago the president warned the american people that russian cyber attacks were, yet, coming. and he urged those operators to harden their cyber defenses. is there any intelligence updates you can give to the american people and critical operators, that was a pretty urgent warning that came recently. jen: i don't have any additional intelligence to update you on from here. the reason we did that at the time is because there are steps we can take from the federal government but there's also steps that private sector companies can and need to take in order to protect themselves. those don't typically happen
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overnight. we wanted to ensure they understood that these threats are real, that it was urgent they take these steps. i don't have anything in addition to predict about next steps or intelligence. reporter: can have --has work been done with these owners and operators? jen: there's ongoing work our cyber team has been doing from the beginning of the administration, working closely with the private sector. that's been a huge prior fir the president, the recognition it needs to be a partnership. one of the reasons we go out publicly as we do is because even as -- and that was on the heels of when ann newburgher came here, it was on the heels of a briefing she had done with larger institutions to talk about this. we also recognize, though, that cyber attacks can impact smaller institutions, medium-sized institutions an institutions that, you know, need to know that there are easy steps they can take to factor -- two-factor authentication, not clicking on
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eastern or listen to the series as a podcast on the c-span now free mobile app or wherever you get your podcast. >> at least six presidents recorded conversations while in office. hear many of those conversations on c-span's podcast presidential recordings. >> season one focuses on the presidency of lyndon johnson. howell you'll hear about the 1964 civil rights act, the 1964 presidential campaign, the gulf of tonkin incident, the march on selma and the war in vietnam. not everyone knew they were being recorded. >> certainly johnson's secretaries knew because they were tasked with transcribing many of those conversations. in fact they were the ones who made sure that the conversations were taped as johnson would signal to them through an open door between his office and theirs. >> you'll also hear some blunt talk.
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>> jim. >> yes, sir. >> i want a report of the number of people that was assigned to kennedy when he -- the day he die and the number assigned to me now if mine are not less i want themless right quick. >> yes, sir. >> if i can't ever go to the bathroom, i won't go. i promise you i won't go anywhere. i'll stay right behind these black gates. >> "presidential recordings," find it now on the c-span now mobile app or wherever you get your podcasts. joining us is gah serving as executive director. thank you for giving us your time. guest: thanks for having me on. host: tell the audience a little bit about your organization, what your mission is as you would describe it and how you are financially backed if you would. guest: so it is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that advocates for greater accountability and transparency. -- transparency in all federal courts, primarily the supreme


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