tv Katy Tur Reports MSNBC July 11, 2022 11:00am-12:00pm PDT
good to be with you. time katy tur. political violence. in tomorrow's hearings the january 6th committee said it will focus on what some members call the marshaling of the mob. the committee will speak with jason van tatenhove who will testify about the group's propaganda effort and radicalization over the years. he left the group in 2017, well before the insurrection but says he has unique insight on how it operates and on its leader, stewart rhodes, who is currently awaiting trial on seditious
conspiracy charges. he lived with rhodes for months and is expected to reveal how he capitalized on conspiracy theories to build membership and funding. he met with the committee for three hours and also met with the commit personally. steve bannon, with his criminal trial for contempt of congress approaching, bannon now says he is willing to testify. that's a pretty remarkable about face among those least wanting to testify. in a filing today, the department said that trump attorney justin clark confirmed the former president, quote, never invoked executive
privilege over any particular information or materials in response to the subpoena bannon received. like pat cipollone's lengthy testimony on friday, panel member zoe lofgren says his testimony will be similar. >> would it be a public hearing or would it be behind closed doors? >> ordinarily, this goes on for hour after hour after hour. we want to get all our questions and answers and do that in the right format. >> joining me from capitol hill is nbc news correspondent ali vitali and senior reporter ben collins and peter baker, chief
white house correspondent for the new york city. ali, marshaling the mob, give us a rundown of what we can expect tomorrow. >> that's the focus for congressman raskin and stephanie murphy, the two lawmakers expected to be leading this hearing tomorrow. their focus is not just on extremist groups. that's something ben knows well and we'll hear details tomorrow from people like the former spokeperson for the oath keepers as they talk about the way those organizations recruit but of course the central focus for this committee has always been tying all of these seemingly disparate threads and theories back to the man at the center of all of it, former president donald trump. that's something they've saved repeatedly on the sunday shows, both raskin and murphy that things like trump tweet on december 19th, telling people to be there and be wild on january 6th, that those were things that murphy called a siren call, not just to extremist groups but to
everyone else who came to the capitol on january 6th. so the committee trying to weave the narrative of how we got to this place on the 6th and where trump's role was in it. >> so how does ben figure into all of this? he left the group many years ago, was not involved in january 6th at all. why would they want to talk to him and think it so important to put him out there publicly to testify? >> good question. in part because this guy left years before january 67th itself. it can show you the radicalization of the group and how radical they got over the years. the oath keepers started as a nonpolitical group but they evolved into a radical gang. it will be interesting hearing those two groups. at other rallies in the years before at gun right rallies they met but they never coordinated
and never talked about a plan for taking over the capitol. that's brand new. and showing how those people came together and showing how coordinated they were and, for example, there was a thing called quick response forces they were trying to set up at the hotel across the river, showing off how those groups operate for real and if they were tied to people like roger stone, who could be tied for the president. >> should we expect to see more detailed evidence of coordination from the committee tomorrow? we've seen some d.o.j. filings, a number of text messages and communication from the oathkeepers from that day, the quick response units you were talking about. are we going to see evidence of the proud boys and oath keepers directly talking to each other about what they wanted to do at the capitol on that day? >> i think that's something you'll want to expect. the one thing that people really do not want out there, the people who do not want to talk,
they really don't want their phone records subpoenaed. i would be aware that's something to look at. the coordination between the proud boys and the oath keepers, if the proud boys served as sort of an infantry to push the line forward and the oath keepers to go forward from there, that's something i would keep an eye out to. >> peter baker, i can't even keep track, maybe hearing seven so far we have seen and they have built upon each other. how is the committee doing right now? do they feel like they're breaking through? over the weekend i heard adam kinzinger, who is on the panel asked why republicans don't seem to be changing their minds on this. his response was he thinks on the fringes people are being convinced but ultimately it's still the republican politicians who are continuing to lie to their constituents about what happened on january 20th and what happened on january 6th and what happened in the 2020 election that's keeping those folks, that bulk of voters out
there, from accepting reality. >> yeah. i mean, these hearings are incredibly important to bear witness to what happened, to document this for history. this shouldn't be allowed to fade into the past without really understanding what happened on this extraordinary day when a sitting president and his allies tried to overturn a democratic, free and fair election. it doesn't mean it's going to change everybody's minds overnight. it's a very polarized country. the people were locked into their positions for many, many years. pole numbers for president trump stayed within a certain range for years. we shouldn't expect it to change overnight. the viewers, 20, 25 million for the original night on prime time so a small part of the situation. but there is a sense in washington, correctly or not, that there's the beginning of a turn. there is a fatigue factor setting in, sort of erosion
perhaps in support for the former president trump. the idea that republicans may still support him, agree with his policy, might like to see him back feel exhausted by the whole thing and realize if they want to have a victory in 2024, it won't be about talking about the past but talking about the future. he may or may not be their choice. >> talk abou exhausted, i'm reading your colleague as book, republicans behind the scenes saying they weren't happy with donald trump, they felt they needed to do this in order not to lose voters that they felt they were being held hostage by donald trump. there's one piece out it that's come out today that's newsy about the former speaker of the house, paul ryan, and his reaction to january 6th. mark wrote "paul was sitting at home watching the situation devolve, he never thought it would come to this.
this is what most republicans said as he watched the capitol being ransacked on tv, ryan found himself sobbing. he's never been much of a cryer, he said, but something snapped in him. i spent my whole adult life in that building, ryan told me later and i saw my friends, a lot of cops, some of my old security detail, i'm still friends with a bunch of those guys. it really disturbed me foundational. he goes on to write a little bit more about how paul ryan, despite all of this, still sits on the board of fox news. and is still, you know, somewhat complicit in building donald trump up and building all of these lies up. how did that strike you? >> yeah, i think that's very important. first of all, i love mark, i have his book on my night stand right next to your new great book. >> thank you. >> i think what he's done here is try to examine in some ways the larger story. he writes trump himself is not a character to him. what's interesting to him is the people who decided to enable
trump and go along, even though they don't like him and think he may be reckless, dangerous, erratic, all of those things. and people like paul ryan and lindsey graham and others who told the public in 2016 that trump was dangerous until he became their nominee and suddenly they hued to his leadership and they continue to even after january 6th. i think a lot of people expected wrongly that january 6th would be the end, would be that's enough, we can't take this anymore and then republicans would if not get back into fold, at least go quiet. very few did what liz cheney and adam kinzinger is doing and standing up and saying they don't believe in this, it's wrong, even though a lot of people feel that way. people decided to either go along or at least keep quiet when others spoke out. >> i wonder at what point that breaks. if he was able to overturn the 2020 election or somebody was
hurt that day, i mean, would that have been a breaking point for some of these republicans? is there a line or is that line, peter -- would that line, even then, if somebody did get hurt, a lawmaker i'm talking about, get pushed back even further? >> i'm not sure where that line is. on january 6th no lawmaker got hurt but five, six, seven people and some people who died afterwards did die and those were the police officers, as paul ryan said, these congressmen and members of congress know because they are there to protect them every day and to see them under siege, not just killed in a couple cases but hurt, devastated and attacked in a way that you would think could have broken through. i think on that day, on january 6th if you had taken a poll in congress, it would have been overwhelming to say this is donald trump's fault or we hold him accountable for it. having said that, even at that end of the day, although
republican senators for the most part do it, enough of the republican house members did vote and invalidate. even on that day of shock and disturbing, they were willing to, you know, muzzle their concerns and stay in line with him. >> that day was shocking and disturbing and we're going to hear more about it tomorrow from the january 6th panel and we're going to see what other evidence they have about coordination, what was anticipated for that day, planned for that day. ben, you lived in these darker recesses of the internet, even though i don't thing they're so dark any longer. is what we saw on january 6, is that just a one off? are we in the clear now? >> no, it was a play book for more local level versions of this. proud boys going to attack drag queen story hours and that's where all the children are, by
the way. these street gains are no longer tied just to donald trump, they're tied to much more of a movement about how the culture should look and how it should work. donald trump was a really useful vessel for them but now he's kind of a dull knife. they see other people out there as a better instrument to push their culture war issues. so if donald trump shows up and he's the best version of that culture war fighter for them in a couple years, they will vote for him. but it's not tied to him anymore, it's tied to this much larger culture wore. >> ben collins, peter baker, thank you very much. ali vitali, thank you as well. she had to return. tomorrow we'll have special coverage of the january 6 hearing starting at noon. still ahead, the white house celebrates the first meaningful gun legislation in 30 years. what the president says still has to be done. and a live report from yosemite
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nope. run! ♪ ♪ [ droning sound ] the twitter deal is off and elon musk has already moved on to mocking it. he put out his meme -- put this meme out i should say on twitter. musk pulled out of the $44 billion deal on friday citing a lack of information about bots on the platform. the stock is way down. my next guest is an expert on all things elon, care a swisher, host of the pivot podcast. so is this about bots, about the
price dropping? >> yeah, it's about the price dropping. he's going to do all he can. he's trying to make, what's the expression, lemonade into lemons. he had an interesting deal. the stock market tanked, which economies do that from time to time, bad timing for him. he did get to sell a lot of his tesla shares at quite a high price, which some think might have been one of the things he wanted to do anyway. the bots thing is ridiculous, it's just an excuse. he did it very well at the beginning and he sort of screwed up since then. he's trying to sort of save face and hopefully not get sued too badly, maybe coming to a settlement by haranguing them and -- he hired a very good lawyer. >> i saw that. it seems like they don't want to walk away quietly or make a quiet deal with elon musk. >> maybe. >> share price is down a lot, 20 bucks. >> it should be. most of tech is down.
twitter has only held up because elon was paying $54.20, which nobody believed at the time. facebook is down, snapchat is down and they're all down because of the stock market and tech market. twitter had been insulated but now it's not. i think the question is how low can it go? most people don't feel that price is correct so it's going back to where most people think it valued at. it's a very small business, as i've told you before. it's got a lot of challenges and now it's got this overhang of this guy who is just trolling them, who was supposed to buy them. this lawsuit should be interesting. if i were them, i would settle as quickly as possible and get him in their rear view mirror and try to work on the business but who knows. >> when you're talking about settling, are you talking about just getting a pay out from him or sell it to him for a much lower share price? >> i don't think they're going to do that. and there's other buyers in that case. why should they deal with this guy anymore?
he's shown himself to be a player that maybe changes the rules every minute of the day. so i think -- and he sort of burned himself on wall street and other places, too. i think probably get him to pay the walk-away fee and maybe promise to sell his shares and never come back. i don't know. something like that. they could ask for anything. or just go to court. the chancellor court will not like what elon has done here because of contracts. it's a sticky thing but most people, i guess if you're not the world's richest man, has to stick to them. >> a billion dollars is the walk away fee. he can do that easily? >> it's like $10 to you and me. >> what does this mean for his reputation? you say he's already been hurt on wall street. what does it mean for elon musk as a company man for tesla and his other businesses? >> these are great businesses some think they're overvalued, tesla especially. what he's doing with spacex is
amazing. tesla is still facing enormous competition, even though he pretends it's not. there's stuff coming up with bmw and ford. he's a little like the netflix of automotive but he's still quite far ahead. still, they'll catch up. there's all kind of interesting things he's doing. i think he's burned himself on wall street. a lot of people think that. i think any time he looks at a deal, people will wonder what he's really up to. and donald trump made fun of him and called him a bullshit artist, from a bullshit artist. >> let me ask you about twitter. reputationally, what does this do for twitter if someone like elon musk says actually i don't really want you at all? >> nothing. you know, elon's his own little
singular sensation. so i don't think he's like oh no, elon musk doesn't like us. >> but twitter already has issues in itself. the business is not run as well as it should be. >> it needs to figure out a way. payments could be a way, subscriptions, all kinds of things they can do. it has influential people using it. they have to keep them there. they've got to provide other services. the growth of tiktok and other things shows you can really find new customers. by the way, twitter was there very early with versions of this. they just didn't pull it off very well with line and periscope. you don't remember those but they were early versions of other things working really well. there's no reason they couldn't turn this into something big. they could also get bought. if elon doesn't own this, donald trump is never getting back on twitter. >> i was going to ask that, what does it mean for donald trump, like the people they've banned.
unless somebody else buys it and that person wants to put donald trump back on? >> sure. i think elon is the only one that would have done that. he's going to enjoy true social. good luck. maybe he'll be back on facebook. they might turn that around. why court controversy with that? nobody wants that story over and over in the news and for you to talk about it and me to talk about it. i don't mind, i love it. it fine with me. >> for the record, i remember vine and periscope. >> good. >> nobody else does, just us, just us. >> i did vine's snow sliding. sledding, that's the term. sledding. >> memorable. >> cara, it's always good to see you. thanks so much for helping us understand what is going on in the mind of elon musk, the incomprehensible mind of elon musk. thanks so much. coming up, public health emergency.
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at the white house today president biden gathered survivors and family members of victims of mass shootings to celebrate the passage of the most significant legislation to curb gun violence in three decades. the bipartisan safer communities act incentivizes states to create red flag laws, enhances background checks, and closes what is known as the boyfriend loophole. activists are demanding more, including father manuel oliver who interrupted the president mid speech to say the new law alone is not enough. >> today is many things. it's proof that despite the nay sayers, we can make meaningful progress on dealing with gun violence. because make no mistake -- sit down and hear what i have to
say. >> [ inaudible ]. >> joining me from washington is nbc's maura barrett. what exactly was the father asking for? it was hard to tell on that audio. >> a spokesperson for the father clarified that manuel oliver didn't think that this event this afternoon should be a straight celebration. he was worried that republicans would pass off the law as them doing something and then ignoring future events where people get killed because of gun violence. and so obviously the white house did want to pass this off as a win today, but even biden did note that this is the first step, that's he's looking for more as well as he welcomed family members and survivors of plenty of -- many shootings over the last couple of years to the white house today. some of them holding an event after the gun violence event at the white house today. i want you to hear some of this press conference from a group called survivors empowered.
>> he has good intent, but we also know he has not followed through. so today we are here with our colleagues saying we expect you to follow through on your promises. we expect you to repeal placa. we expect you to have a gun violence prevention office with someone in charge of it that understands this issue, not just have someone in that office, but someone who truly is dedicated and knows the ins and outs of this issue. we're not going to say -- we're not going to stay quiet and say well done, mr. biden, mr. president, when there's so much more to do. >> now, as you look more broadly across the country, new polling this morning pointed out that a majority of americans support the legislation but 78% say they think this legislation will do little or nothing at all to curb further gun violence. that's why you heard from
president biden today. he's still looking for a ban on assault rifles, he's looking for safe storage laws, as well as expansion of background checks and he's pushing congress to do more. what will be interesting, though, is we saw the white house and president biden kind of sit back during the negotiations for this legislation. they did not get directly involved. when you see the president step in urging congress to do more, it will be interesting to watch how much he decides to involve himself going forward. katy? >> maura barrett, thank you very much. with me now from capitol hill is nevada democratic senator jacky rosen. senator, it's always great to have you. i want to linger on what that mother, sandy phillips,' how daughters was killed in the araura movie shooting, what she just said there in that interview speaking to reporters that president biden has good intent but has not followed through. and i feel like when we're looking at polling about the democratic party right now and about president biden himself, that seems to be the sentiment from a lot of voters that he's a
good guy and he means well, but i don't feel like he's doing enough. how do democrats address that when so many americans feel stifled and frustrated right now? >> well, thank you for having me here today. i was at the event this morning. and i do think that today we did break the log jam for the last 30 years we've been unable to pass bipartisan legislation to address anything with gun violence. so i do think that this bill will save lives. there's historic investment in mental health. we know youth suicide is a huge problem. that investment in mental health is going to help our schools across the country. of course with school safety, gun trafficking, the boyfriend loophole and all of that. but with that being said, more needs to be done. but i do think today, as we built trust here in the united
states senate, we can continue to have these conversations about where we need to go next because i understand how those parents can -- might be feeling. let me tell you this, i don't want to know. i'm a mother and i don't want to have the same feeling that those parents have. so we have to protect everyone that we can from this happening to them, the senseless violence that's going on, thinking about future pressures what we can take, whether it's partisan or bipartisan legislation to pass here in the senate. >> i think everyone's happy to see something happen as opposed to nothing. but like that father just said, the celebrating bit as a big achievement when it's not going to do as much as is necessary to curb gun violence in this country, just stepping away from the guns issue specifically for a moment and talking about the issues we face as a country, there are a lot of problems out there that seem intractable. and when you poll the american
public about how they feel about where this country is going as "the new york times" just did, the vast majority of them say the country's headed in the wrong direction. only 13% of respondents to this "new york times" poll believe the country is on the right track. that's a very, very small number of americans. the democrats are currently in power. they have the house, they have the senate, they have the white house. are you worried about what this might mean for democratic futures in the house and senate and the white house, that voters might blame the democrats for the country not going in the right direction? >> well, i can tell you i can speak for nevada as i've been for the last few weeks going all around nevada. i've been on a rural tour talking to our mayors and city council members all across nevada. a few things they're all asking me about. they're asking me about responsible gun safety. everyone is worried what are we going to do next. they're talking to me about the
bipartisan infrastructure law. i can tell you all the mayors i met with, we did so many fantastic public service projects, water treatment, we're in a severe drought, we are a lot of water medication issues for a police, our firefighters, fema. so as i go up and down the state, people are asking me to help them boots on the ground. the number one thing i get asked for here today to talk about the gun violence, the gun safety, every police officers, first responder, clergy and educator, they've all been asking me for mental health help. i can tell you our clark county school district in southern nevada, top of the list no one wants to be top of, we were top in most youth suicide as few years back. so these resources for our mental health, first responders, educators, counselors, this is going to make a huge dent and huge difference. they're also asking us to make sure we're take care of these
red flag laws. these officers i talk to, they go to homes. they want to be able to diffuse the situation. so we do have a lot more to do. i know a lot about that. october 1 still the largest, unfortunately, mass shooting. i hope it remains the largest. i don't want anything to exceed that, happened right there in the las vegas strip. >> i endorsed your -- it could be a tight race. what do you think if. >> the voters of nevada rejected trump not once but twice in 2020 meech has his hand picked candidates to run guess katherine cortes mastro. adam will put in a nationwide
abortion ban if he gets into office. he is an election denier. he is not going to work for the people of nevada and my partner here is pragmatic, she is positive and she's delivered results for families in nevada. i think she's going to pull out this race. >> final question. 64% of democratic voters polled in this the "new york times" poll say they want a different candidate for 2024, they don't want president biden, nominate someone else. are you confident that the president can win reelection? >> well, what i can tell you is the president has said his intentions that he intends to run. if he does, we'll support him. if he chooses not to do so, we will look at the field of the democratic candidates and see who emerges as the best candidate at that time. >> what do you think of 64% of americans don't want him to run again? >> that's up to the president if
he wants to run. if he tend to run, we will support him. if he chooses not to, we will work with the slate of candidates who are out there campaigning and we'll find out who the people really would like to represent them as possibly the next democratic president of the united states. >> senator jacky rosen, thank you very much for being with us. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> and still ahead, the rapidly growing wildfire that now poses a threat to some of the world's oldest trees at yosemite national park. you got to stay and watch these images. and a view we've never seen before. president biden is set to unveil one of the first images of deep space. the first like the new miracle-ear mini. available exclusively at miracle-ear. so small no one will see it, but you'll notice the difference. space.aring with no obligation.
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hit record levels with temperatures expected to reach over 100 degrees today. the operator of the state's power grid is asking residents to turn up their thermostats and avoid using major appliances from 2 to 5 p.m. they've warned of the possibility of rolling blackouts. this comes about a year and a half after a winter storm knocked out power and led to the deaths of more than 200 people in texas. you remember that. also, a wildfire is threatening hundreds of sequoia trees, some centuries old in california's yosemite national park. the mary park is home to some the oldest trees in the entire world. despite the efforts of more than 500 firefighters and a dozen helicopters, it is still entirely uncontained. it is fueled by hot temperatures
and bone dry conditions. joining me from california is nbc news correspondent cal perry. cal, you see some smoke behind you. i've been to yosemite, a lot of good times out there, incredible sights and trees that have lasted a long, long time. what's happening right now? >> reporter: normally -- we are about a hundred yards from one of the busiest gates in the park. normally this place would be crawling with tourists. instead the only sounds are this bird and the fire. what you're seeing is a back burn. this is trying to clear an area, get it burned so they can protect those 3,000-year-old trees that you're talking about. firefighters lit this back burn last night and they're monitoring these hot spots, trying to protect these buildings and make sure, again, that the fire does not make its way to these 3,000-year-old trees. there's between 500 and 600 of them in a grove not far from here. the importance cannot be
overstated, especially to a park that has recently lost sequoias. >> they are among the oldest living things on earth. they're iconic in the system. you only find them right here in the planet. in the last two, three years we've lost about 20% of the population of giant sequoias. you can bet we're doing everything we can to protect them. >> reporter: the conditions are dictated by climate change. it is likely why there's not going to be rain in the coming days. for the firefighters, it's not only become year round but regionally things have become increasingly difficult. the west is heating up faster than any other part of continental u.s. and right now there are fires raging in utah. so staffing the parks to protect these natural resources is
becoming a bigger challenge. >> the broken branches, the natural debris on the ground there becomes kindling when it gets really dry and when it gets windy and a spark sets off a giant wildfire, what's being done about that? >> reporter: so much of this is about exactly that. so much of what you're seeing behind me is about that, getting rid of brush that would become fuel for these fires. as the wind picks up, it becomes impossible to stop these fires. they're preemptively laying fires that are going to burn away these areas so the main fire doesn't reach the groves where these vitally important trees are. these firefighters are out here for weeks at a time. one of the dangers is these trees are falling. it's because they're burning from the inside. you can't see. it looks very much alive, it looks healthy and then it just falls on these firefighters. it very dangerous work, katy.
>> cal perry, thank you very much. in a couple of hours, president biden will unveil the first image from nasa's james web space telescope. it's build as the highest resolution view. they plan to release a band of other images tomorrow. and coming up next, what the killer of shinzo abe says motivated him to commit the fatal shooting. s s motivated hi if it's got to be clean, it's got to be tide pods and see marvel studios' doctor strange in the multiverse of madness on disney+ fatal shooting
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anybody's chances by offered my support. i just have to get on -- >> not a hint of anger. in eastern ukraine intense rescue efforts remain to find survivors of a russian missile trike on a apartment building. ukrainian officials say nine people have been rescued and 24 are believed to be trapped beneath the rubble. at least 19 people have died in the sunday attack. it was one of three bombings striking at least five urban centers across the and addressed region and the list of targets include a school and residential neighborhood as well as warehouses. schelling continue today in her kyiv, ukraine's second largest city killing at least six people and injuring 31 others. according to local officials. president vladimir putin warms that his military campaign has barely begun despite setbacks.
and as japan mourns the loss of former prime minister authorities are gathering new details about his assassination including the shooter's possible motive. nbc news correspondent janis mackey frayer has more. >> reporter: a private funeral will be held for shinzo abe in tokyo were secretary of state anthony blanket paid his wrist tax. meanwhile, investigators are probing the motive of the suspected gunman who police say confessed it wasn't politics that drove him to target abbe. as japan mourns the loss of a longtime leader, mounting questions around the shocking death of shinzo abe. overnight , his body arrived at a tokyo temple, the site of a private wait for the former prime minister. u.s. secretary of state anthony blanket made his way to japan sharing condolences from president biden. >> i shared with our japanese colleagues the sense of loss
and shock that we all feel, the american people feel that this horrific tragedy and killing. >> reporter: japanese authorities are now a complex motor investigation as they came together. over the weekend, the 41-year-old suspect tetsuya yamagami was transferred from a local jail to a prosecutor's office. police say he confessed to killing shinzo abe and he believed the former prime minister was tied to a religious group that he says his mother obsessed over. this eventually caused her financial stress. several japanese media outlets report that tetsuya yamagami said he planned to make explosive for the attack but switched to homemade guns instead. investigators using multiple weapons during a raid on his home. still in the wake of tragedy japanese voters are heading to the polls. in an election that shinzo abe was campaigning for when he was
shot. leaders holding a moment of silence before announcing results. a major victory for shinzo abe's pardon which earned a super majority in parliament, results analysts say are bolstered by the news of his death. a grieving country now seeking answers. police investigating the attack have declined to name the religious group the suspect thought shinzo abe was linked to an allegedly caused his mother's financial ruin, but today officials from a group widely known as the unification church which is rooted in south korea told japanese media that the suspects mother is a member. police are also looking into their own security failures to figure out why the gunman wasn't tackled after the first shot, allowing him that second shot that ultimately killed shinzo abe. >> an important question. you very much. that will do it for me today. jazmin is you can picks up our coverage next. our
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