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another hour. i'm lindsey reiser. we have our eyes on capitol hill. ukraine's first lady is set to speak to congress. she has been in washington and meeting with jill biden and president biden, acting as an ambassador for her country and her husband, president zelenskyy. she is here to explain what ukraine still needs to fight russia. and the latest update from the white house about russia's plans in ukraine is putting all of this top of mind. >> russia is beginning to roll out a version of what you could call an annexation playbook, similar to one we saw in 2014. the russian government is reviewing detailed plans to purportedly annex a number of regions in ukraine. joining me now, elsa barber,
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and simon schuster, and nbc news chief foreign correspondent richard engel is with me on set. talk to me where we are in this moment and why the speech could be critical. you've been on the front lines for months. >> ukraine is trying to do everything it can to stay relevant, to keep the attention on ukraine. ukrainian money, and weapons and wants sanctions to be maintained on russia. i think many are watching. some nations seem to be wavering, maybe it's time to strike a deal. maybe it's time to bring putin back in the fold. perhaps ukraine should give away some of its provinces in exchange for peace. and ukrainian officials are trying to counter that narrative, saying we can't stop. putin is not going to stop even if we cut off part of our
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country and give it away to him. this leads to greater appetites of dictators. there's a tremendous desire from president zelenskyy personally to make sure the world continues to focus on ukraine and stay with ukraine. >> do you get a sense with so much going on here, talks of inflation, that the appetite for help won't be there, either? >> 100%. i know this directly. i was with president zelenskyy a few weeks ago. i know they are worried about this. they are very savvy. they started out together as a writing team. he was a young comedian actor.
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and she became one of his writers. they're very much aware of media tension. they see what's happening now that there's a competing agenda. there's real issues in this country. real inflation. real social issues. and they are concerned that those domestic issues are going to overwhelm the case. and that if people are more concerned about gas prices, they will be more tempted to follow that. it's call defeatist narrative. let ukraine cut itself in half. maybe that will work. >> i want to pay less than $4 a gallon. >> just giving part of the country away, is going to sofl that problem. >> allison on the ground there. the topic of the annexation warning. what are you seeing on the ground? we're hearing reports that their
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attempts to take donbas are minimal, the gains. what are you hearing and seeing? >> ukrainian forces, you remember, don't just want to hold russian forces where they are. they want to push them back. they want to take an offensive to take back the regions in the south. we're six miles away from the southern front line. kherson community. it's a sound of almost thunder. but it's the sound of artillery going off every few minutes the other side of the river. we met people that fled from occupied areas and come to this town. they talked to us about life there. they said it was not easy but
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better living under russian occupation. there was one that described life under occupation. he said russian soldiers made people tie tape around their arm or legs. if they didn't have the tape on, they could be shot. sometimes he said it didn't make a difference whether they were wearing the tape or not. i want you to listen to some of the conversations we had with people that recently fled occupied villages in the kherson region. >> translator: there was a headquarters and ammunition in a school. a young boy came closer. he wasn't 30 years old. a sniper shot him dead. >> president putin has claimed russian forces are here to liberate people, to free them. do you feel at any point that they were there to liberate you or to help you? >> translator: who was i supposed to be liberated from? from my house that isn't there?
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my garden? my neighbors? >> reporter: you have russian ministers that say their goal goes beyond the donbas. i'm sure richard can elaborate on this more. you will be hard-pressed to hear from someone that was surprised by the comments. they believe and have always believed that russia's goals go beyond the eastern front. >> your name was invoked the take the baton. >> she was talking about kherson. i think we will hear more about kherson today. it is in the south. the south is where the russian forces have their biggest presence. they've consolidated most around the crimea peninsula. if you look at the east, the donbas. they control it.
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they will probably annex it. the ukrainians are holding one particular town orvilleage. in the south, it's been more difficult for the ukrainians to get a toehold. and kherson has seen an opposition. a little of a guerrilla movement. there's starting to be on the streets, even though there is under russian control, a sense maybe they can throw off the yolk of the russian oppression. the government is trying to gain gain support and the weapons to launch a counteroffensive to liberate kherson. the russians are not just
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occupying, they are colonizing. they are giving people russian passports. they are forcing people to speak russian, instead of ukrainian. they are forcing people to exchange money. that's what annexation means. you take over a place and you make it a part of the mothership. that has huge consequences on the battlefield. if the ukrainians attack the territory, russia will claim that it is attacking russia, as it is attacking moscow, with russian weapons. what you will see with the first lady's speech, she will say, we need the support and we need the weapons to carry out operations like the liberation of kherson.
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before it's too late and they are fully colonialized. >> we're seeing nancy pelosi speak right now. simon schuster, want to bring you in here. you interviewed the first lady for "time" magazine. it looks like nancy pelosi is introducing the first lady right now. let's listen in as we hear her explain ukraine's needs in the fight against russia.
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>> good morning. >> translator: dear madam speaker, ladies and gentlemen, i'm grateful to be here and to address the congress of the united states of america. i know this is the first time when the wife of the president of a foreign country has the honor to address you within these walls. this is really important for me and for my country. and today, i want to address you as politicians and party representatives. as well as mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, daughters and sons. i want to address you not as first lady, but as a daughter and as a mother.
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no matter what positions and titles we reach in our lives, first of all, we remain a part of our family. we always remain children to our parents. and no matter how old we are, they love us as they are children. and we are always parents to our children. and no matter what happens to them, they will always remain our children. this is the great truth of our life. our family represents the whole world for us. and we do everything to preserve it. and we are happy when we succeed in it. we cry when we cannot save it. and we remain broken when our world is destroyed by a war. and tens of thousands of such worlds have been destroyed in ukraine. i am waiting for a picture to be
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demonstrated. this is lisa. i met this girl before christmas when we were preparing greetings of merry christmas for children. i remember her just like she is here, a cheerful, little playful girl. the other video was made by lisa's mother, whose name is irina, when she took her children to school. she asked her, where are we going, sweetie? and the daughter calls the name of her teacher. lisa was only 4 years old. she is no longer with us. this is the stroller of lisa. on july 14th, lisa was killed by a russian missile attack on our city in the center of ukraine. 25 people were killed, almost 200 injured. lisa's mother is in serious condition and for several days nobody dared to tell her that
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lisa has died. where are we going? it's been ringing in my ears for six days, ever since it happened. usually the wives of presidents are exclusively engaged in peaceful affairs, education, human rights, equality, accessibility and maybe you expected from me to speak on those topics. but how can i talk about them when unprovoked invasive terrorist war is being waged against our country. russia is destroying our people. here is another rocket launch. here is a city in the south of ukraine, the residential area was hit by a missile. this girl is eva. she liked to draw pictures. she was only 5.
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another russian missile. eva was killed along with her grandmother. these young faces are the faces of employees and visitors of the shopping mall. they are no more. there's no shopping mall because the russian market burned them down and killed them all. this is a journalist, her name is vira. she has worked in the ukrainian media for 20 years. the last 4 years in radio liberty. she died in kyiv from another missile attack. since the beginning of the war, russia has launched over 3,000 different cruise missiles on ukraine. to destroy somebody's family, you don't need a missile. maybe a shrapnel will do it. this buy's name is andriy.
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he is alive. he's now in germany. he's 3 years old. a few days ago, he celebrated his birthday on the 8th of july. now may ask, what is he doing in germany? he is learning there how to use prosthesis. a 3-year-old boy. a russian plane dropped a bomb on the house where the family of dndriy spent the night. he was there with his parents and sister. how many children like him are in ukraine? how many families may be destroyed by the war? those are russia's hunger games, hunting for peaceful people in peaceful cities of ukraine. they will never broadcast this on their news. i'm showing it to you here. here is the family of policeman oleg. his father, mother, wife,
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6-year-old daughter, as well as 1-month-old son. all of them were shot by the russian occupiers in a car when they were try toeg vac wait. then, i met with oleg. he said -- he told me a terrible story. adults died right away, while children for the next 1 1/2 hours were crying in the car until they died. nobody was allowed to approach them to save them. here is sophia, who lost her mother during the occupation and her arm and now, she is suffering from phantom pains. the family of olha, she was the
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village head and saved her villagers until the last and then was killed by russians along with her son and husband. a family from odesa, were three generations of women killed by one missile. and a 96-year-old borys, can you imagine? this person survived four nazi concentration camps and died from russian shelling. so, dear ladies and gentlemen, the american people and the american families, the congress and president biden have done a lot to help us to stand up to the enemy and protect millions of ukrainians. we are grateful, really grateful, that the united states stands with us.
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in this fight for shared values of human life and independence. you -- you help us and your help is very strong. while russia kills, america saves. and you should know about it. we thank you for that. but unfortunately, the war is not over. the terror continues. and i appeal to all of you on behalf of those who were killed, on behalf of those people who lost their arms and legs. on behalf of those that are waiting for their families to come back from the front. i am asking for something i would never want to ask.
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i'm asking for weapons. weapons that would not be used to wage a war on somebody else's land. but to protect one home and wake up alive in that home. i'm asking for air defense systems in order for rockets not to be kill children in their strollers. not to kill entire families. i know that you ladies and gentlemen will be leaving for the traditional congressional recess in a week. all of you will be able to return to offices in the fall and probably all of you have already your calendar and schedule for september. this is normal. and it is precisely this normalcy that we, ukrainians, are deprived of now. will my son be able to return to his school in the fall? i don't know. like millions of mothers in
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ukraine? will my daughter go to university at the beginning of the academic year and experience student life? i cannot answer. what should teachers prepare for? to work in classrooms or bomb shelters? we would have shelters if we have air defense systems. in fact, the answer is right here in washington, d.c. america, unfortunately knows from its own experience what terrorist attacks are and has always sought to defeat terror. help us to stop terror against ukrainians. this will be our joy, great victory, in the name of life, freedom and the pursuit of happiness of every person, every family. this is what i'm asking for and what my husband is asking for,
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not as a presidential couple but as parents and children of their parents. we want every father and every mother, to be able to tell their child, go to sleep peacefully. there will be no air strikes, no more missile strikes. is this too much to wish for? the fact that i am here as the first lady of my country and have this opportunity to talk to you about the weapon of the manifestation of the greatest equality. this is the equality among free people. people who know what they are protecting. they know what they live for. i hope you heard me today. and i hope your decisions will be speeding. thank you for your attention. glory to ukraine.
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[ applause ] we have been listening to ukraine's first lady addressing congress in person there. and back with me, nbc's chief foreign correspondent, richard angle, and ellie rafa and samen schuster. you spent a good deal of time with her for "time" magazine. an incredible read. and she touched on emotion in this speech. child of parents, a mother. will her son go to school? is that what you expected from a speech like this today? >> i think so.
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she's really found her voice in an amazing way, since the beginning of may, when she came out of hiding for 2 1/2 months. the first 2 1/2 months of the invasion, she was in undisclosed locations with her children. her two children. she emerged for a meeting with the first lady of the united states, jill biden. they met and since then, she has become a very powerful voice, ambassador for ukraine. her schedule is full of meetings, mostly conducted virtually. speeches, interviews, like the one she gave me about a month ago. she's been a powerful spokeswoman for the country, for the government and the people of ukraine. i think the speech we just
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heard, were painful and hard to hear. i sense even that the interpreter, was having difficulty translating the words because she was so emotional. it was hard for me to listen to. that's in line with the message she's been delivering since she came out of hiding. >> hard to listen to. hard images to see. seeing little kids who have suffered injury and death. she said, to destroy a family, you don't need a missile, maybe shrapnel will do it. did she accomplish her goal? >> she forced people to see the images that are difficult to confront. she read the names of the victims. she gave biographies of the people. people don't want to hear it. she is using her position, her personal charisma, the amazing capacity she has, and that she
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is expanding upon, to gather a crowd and get to powerful people and deliver a message, to remind the world of what is happening in ukraine. every day being wiped out. and russia is not carrying out a war with the neighboring country, but carrying out a war in quest of conquesting. carrying out with extreme brutality. to the towns and villages. firing cruise missiles into shopping centers in areas that are far away from the front line, what people thought that they were safe. the cruise missiles kill undiscriminately. she is using her considerable skills, charisma, to deliver this message that she believes
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and ukraine believes and her husband believes the world must hear. >> while we're listening to this, you brought up an interesting point, reminding us that she is able to do this and keep attention on this issue. her husband, who is also doing it, he hasn't left. at the beginning of the war, the munich security conconference. and zelenskyy went to that. many thought he shouldn't go. and many thought russia would cut him off. it was a risky move. since the war has begun, he hasn't left. and part of his strength has been being in kyiv. he's come out daily. he gives messages to the ukrainian people by social media, every, single day. shows the location to say, i'm
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here. i'm in my office. i'm on the street. i'm with you. your government is here. he's at home, rallying the people. and she is able to go into this role where she can go to my world capital and represent the country and get this kind of attention. other government ministers weren't able to get a standing applause. a defense minister wouldn't be able to get that reception and get them on their feet. >> we heard the first lady ask for air defense systems. you heard her say, americans are with us. she received applause to that. is there more of an appetite than just applause. >> the lawmakers inside this auditorium, the hundreds of lawmakers are leaving this speech by the ukrainian lady is the way they left zelenskyy's
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speech, shaken and emotional, after seeing the images and hearing her testimony of the toll that war crimes have taken on ukraine. as you mentioned, she said she renew calls for more aid. weapons not to attack but to defend ukrainians and their homes. it's important to note the timing here. as russia ramps up their threats against ukraine, in the last few months, january 6th hearings. more aid to russia has taken a backseat. this speech could be reminder that the lawmakers need to bring this back to the floor. still to come, details about the georgia investigation of the election. what prosecutors want to learn about the fake elector plot.
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[ heavy breathing ] you just can't stop banking. [ heavy breathing ] [ heavy breathing ] [ ominous music playing ] run! we're keeping an eye on a washington courtroom, where a contempt trial for steve bannon is in session. the january 6th committee is prepping for its next hearing in primetime. the secret service has turned over a single text conversation. the panel subpoenaed for those messages after the service
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deleted them. ali vitali has the latest. what are you learning about the text conversation? >> these are texts that are important to the committee. they try to flesh out, what was happening in the white house and inside the secret service, around january 6th. these text messages, particular to january 5th and 6th, not able to are be recovered from the secret service. they turned over 10,000 pieces of information related to the subpoena. that being said, the secret service in this letter to the january 6th committee found a text message conversation. so, one text message conversation relating to the information they were asked for. and they do a lot of work to talk about the data migration they say is the reason why some of the next messages have vanished or been deleted.
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i will pull up the timeline. they talk about seeing if a migration to a different system was feasible. they tested that throughout the winter and fall. and they hit january, where january 16th, ten days after the insurrection, they are asked by several congressional committees to preserve information related to january 6th. less than ten days later they tell them how to preserve the information, and two days later, did the migration. that's why the secret service are saying some of the text messages are missing. and you can't know what you're missing if you don't know what you're looking for. that's some of the frustration. >> the process was to leave it to the agent, to determine if there was anything on their phones worth saving that was
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necessary to save for federal records. as a result, today, they did not receive any texts from the agents when they made that transition. >> the secret service says they are looking to recover some of this information. at the same time, other members of the committee are saying this just doesn't look good. >> ali vitali, thank you for catching us up to speed. a record shattering heat wave is blanketing the u.s. from coast-to-coast. in the u.s., 40 million people are expecting temperatures to hit 100 degrees. and 100 million people are under heat alerts. overseas, the united kingdom is grappling with blistering temperatures, after yesterday marked the hottest day the nation ever recorded. michael mann, distinguished professor and director of the earth civil science center joins me now. he is author of "the new climate war: the fight to take back our
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planet." also joining me is jim messina. the president will talk about what steps he wants to take to fight climate change. what do you want to hear from him? >> what i want to hear from him is his continued commitment to do everything he can within the context of the office that he holds, the executive branch, to do what congressional republicans are unwilling to do at this point. to incorporate policies within the federal government. to decrease our reliance on fossil fuels. but the most important thing he can do is to use the bully pulpit, to communication how essential it is, to pass legislation. the president can only do so
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much. and joe biden has made a commitment to the rest of the world, that the united states will reduce its carbon emission by 50% in the next decade, which is what we have to do to avoid warming. if the u.s. doesn't lead here, other countries won't come to the table. and the only way the u.s. can lead is if we can pass legislation in congress, that codiies the commitments that the administration has made. and that points to the midterm elections. when it comes to democratic control of congress. they need larger majorities so they can actually pass climate legislation, that will codify our commitment to the rest of the world. >> how big of an issue do
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democrats need to make climate change in the midterms? >> it's very important this year. you look at polling and it can be misleading. climate change is not one of the top issues. you look at the numbers and climate change is the number one issue for voters under 30 years old. one of the most important issues for democrats overall. they're guessing whether young voters are going to come out. voters are sick and tired of congress to do nothing. biden is saying, i'm going to do everything i can. let's be honest, we have to pass a bill here. young voters, one of the keys to this election, saying climate change is now their most important issue. >> i want to listen to what senator dick durbin told ari
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last night. >> our kids will pay a heavy, heavy price. we have to do everything we can do. more important than any current economic statistics are the fact that if we don't move soon, we're going to do lasting damage to this planet. and our children will have few opportunities because of it. i would say to joe, we may disagree. but when you think about the kids and grandkids, you have to take an extra step forward. >> do you get a sense that the urgency is there among politicians and voters? >> certainly voters, yes. the problem is the republican party. you have one party that has no interest in this. and the question is, when are we going to move forward and be the leaders we have to be on this issue? young voters are frustrated.
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it reminds voters how important this is. it reminds voters how we have to do something. the catastrophic things we're seeing will get worse and worse. >> is it a sign that we're behind the curve? it's too late? >> these th is a commitment to our children and grandchildren. what kind of planet we want to leave behind for them. and what we're seeing play out in the united states, with the record breaking heat in london, england, just had temperatures of 104 degrees fahrenheit. some of the extreme weather events are exceeding what models predicted. the critics look that it's a reason for inaction. but it's just the opposite. uncertainty has not broken in our favor but against us. some of these are playing out
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faster than expected. some of my own research demonstrates that the climate models are not catching some of the processes that are important in behavior of the jet stream that's locking in place. we're seeing the damage play out on our screens in real-time. this is climate change. this is the climate crisis. >> michael mann and jim messina. thank you. it's not just the january 6th committee looking into election interference. new details about the investigation in georgia. who prosecutors are talking to and the targets in their investigation. next. investigation. investigation. next if you test positive and are at high risk for severe disease,
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pool floaties are like whooping cough. amusement parks are like whooping cough. even ice cream is like whooping cough, it's not just for kids. whooping cough is highly contagious for people of any age. and it can cause violent uncontrollable coughing fits. sometimes followed by vomiting and exhaustion. ask your doctor or pharmacist about whooping cough vaccination because whooping cough isn't just for kids. we got major developments in georgia's investigation, of potential interference in the 2020 election. a judge has now ordered rudy giuliani to testify in fulton county, georgia, in early
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august. that's according to a new court filing. it comes as georgia prosecutors unveiled that 11 republicans are targets in their criminal investigation. joining us now is blayne alexander in atlanta. also with us is barbara mcquaid, former u.s. attorney in michigan and nbc legal analyst. walk us through the giuliani development. >> this is a court filing that just came out in the last hour or so. in the filing that was hosted by the fulton county district attorney, she says a judge has ordered rudy giuliani to come down to fulton county, atlanta, georgia, and testify before a special grand jury. and we have a date. it's going to take place on august 9th. we understand that giuliani was ordered by a new york judge to appear in a separate hearing to show kaz why he shouldn't have to satisfy the subpoena. why he shouldn't have to testify. according to the judge, giuliani did not show up for the hearing. that prompted the judge to issue
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this order. we reached out to rudy giuliani's team for a response. certainly, a very big piece of breaking news. and it comes as we're getting information about the scope of the investigation. we're learning who the district attorney is targeting. she is targeting the 16 fake electors. this is picking up, a lot of motions in the last few days. it shows that the scope of the investigation has moved beyond that phone call that prompted the whole thing. that prompted the president to act. and everybody in the d.a.'s office had knowledge. ordering the associates actions in regards to the 2020 election, in georgia. >> how significant would it be
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for giuliani to testify? and does it signify the acceleration of this program moving? >> it does. it's heartening to see the pace at which they are working to identify targets, calling people to the grand jury. all of the key people. rudy giuliani will have to show up. it is a breathtaking amount of arrogance to not show up for a show cause. why you should not appear to testify when you have received a subpoena. if he doesn't show up, federal agents, u.s. marshals, will come and arrest him. traveling in custody is not a way to travel. he is likely to insert the attorney/client privilege. and maybe even his fifth ameant mendment rights against incrimination. she could grant immunity and get
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cohen to testify or in the alternative, face jail. >> as a former u.s. attorney, what does it mean for prosecutors to identify the republicans in this electors plot? >> a target is a term of art. and the witness has a right be notified if they are a target. that puts them on notice if they are called to testify they might want to assert their fifth amendment rights. prosecutors categorize people into three categories. a target, a potential defendant. a witness, who is somebody who knows something about it. i happened to watch an accident. then there's a subject. most likely a witness but has potential to cross into the world of target. the fact the people have been identified as targets is putting them on notice, they are defendants if the evidence shakes out the way it appears to be moving, then they could be charged criminally. >> blayne alexander, barbara,
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thank you. house democrats will codify the right to contraception nationally. nancy pelosi is expected to address the bill. yesterday, 17 members of congress were arrested for protesting for abortion rights. with me now is one of the lawmakers you see there front and center, new york democratic congresswoman carolyn maloney. she's co-sponsor of the contraception legislation. thanks for being here us. >> thank you. >> why was it important to protest yesterday? >> we were protesting the overturning of roe v. wade. i would say women don't have any democracy. there's no democracy. unless we can make decisions over our own bodies, clueing health care and reproductive health care. i represent a state where abortion rights are protected and respected. but 33 million american women are about to lose those rights or have lost those rights.
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the least that we could do is put our own bodies on the line to protest what is happening. many of us were there protesting. some of us were arrested. >> want to talk about some of the work that you and your colleagues are trying to do, that contraception bill. what would it do? >> as you know, thomas said, we're not finished. we're going after a national abortion ban. we're going after contraception. and gay marriage. we are acting to protect american families, american women. the bill would create a law, a law saying that the right to contraception is a law in our country and that it can be enforced with a right to sue by individuals and providers, if anyone tries to stop that right, making should birth control is available and accessible to american women. >> what happens, congresswoman, when you guys reach roadblocks in the senate?
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what then can you do? >> you just never give up. change doesn't come easily, as you know. but it will come if you never give up. we have already passed bills three or four times and sent them to the senate making the point we want this to happen. we want a vote in the senate so that when we go out to the elections in midterms, voters can hold their representatives accountable, those who do not support the right of women to make decisions about their own health care. those who do not support the right of women to have access to birth control. we want votes on those bills. we want to hold these people accountable in elections. we want to elect pro-choice women and like-minded men who will come to congress and fight, fight strongly and hard to bring this change. >> congresswoman, do you have any plans -- we were speaking to one of your colleagues in our last hour. she called it civil disobedience.
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do you have any other plans to bring attention to this issue? >> of course. stay tuned. >> anything else you can say? >> we were planning -- we're not giving up. we want the drum beat. raising the attention, showing that we're fighting, showing what's at stake. many american women are in disbelief. they are angry, frightened. they don't understand what's happening. they cannot believe that 50 years of precedent, which every supreme court justice pledges they want to uphold, has been overturned. we need to make sure they know what's at stake in this election and in their own lives. >> i want to turn to guns. you chair the house oversight committee. you will hold a meeting on gun manufacturers' role. what do you hope comes out of that? >> i hope we pass two very important bills. one is to ban the weapon of choice in mass shootings in our country, the ar-15, the assault
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weapon. it has no place in our schools and our places of worship and our communities. it should be banned. this country banned it in 1994. the amount of gun death went down. we need to ban it again. there are steps we can take to protect our people. liability, many of these gun manufacturers are held harmless. there's a bill in that would say that they have to be held accountable like everyone else. we want to understand why they continue building these weapons of mass destruction and making it easy to convert them into weapons of mass destruction and ar-15s and the amount of money they are making at the expense of the american public and the pain and suffering of the american people. we hope it will build momentum and support for a ban on assault weapons. >> quickly, congresswoman, when you talk about accountability from gun manufacturers, criminal, financial? >> both.
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>> congresswoman, thanks for your time. >> thank you. thank you for having me. this afternoon, the former first family will gather for the funeral of ivana trump, former president trump's first wife. her children will give eulogies. the former president will attend the service. a source in the trump family said ivana and donald were very close. he was her biggest supporter and vice versa. ivana died last week at the age of 73. new york city medical examiner ruled her death an accident saying it was consistent with a fall on the stairs. that wraps up this hour for me. chris jansing picks up more news after a quick break. more news that can scale across all your clouds... we got that right? yeah, we got that. it's easier to be an innovator. after a quick break. so you can do more incredible things.
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seen this ad? it's not paid for by california tribes. it's paid for by the out of state gambling corporations that wrote prop 27. it doesn't tell you 90% of the profits go to the out of state corporations. a tiny share goes to the homeless, and even less to tribes. and a big loophole says, costs to promote betting reduce money for the tribes, so they get less. hidden agendas. fine print. loopholes. prop 27. they didn't write it for the tribes or the homeless. they wrote it for themselves.
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♪♪ good day. this is "andrea mitchell reports" reports. i'm chrisjansing. andrea is on assignment. we begin with triple digit heat impacting the country. some of the most dangerous temperatures in texas where multiple cities could hit 110 degrees later this afternoon. president biden is prioritizing the climate crisis today, traveling to massachusetts to tout new executive actions as critical climate initiatives romaine in limbo on capitol hill. we will bring you an update from the first full day of witness testimony in steve bannon's trial down in washington. moments ago in washington


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