ABC News Live: House to vote on Inflation Reduction Act

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AMERICA'S NUMBER ONE NEWS SOURCE. HELLO, I'M DEIRDRE BOLTON. THANK YOU FOR STREAMING WITH US. HERE ARE YOUR TOP HEADLINES. AUTHOR SIMON RUSH CITY IS IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER BEING STABBED IN THE NECK DURING A LECTURE. IT HAPPENED IN UPSTATE NEW YORK JUST A FEW HOURS AGO. POLICE SAY HE WAS ABOUT TO SPEAK WHEN A MAN RUSHED THE TO THE SCENE AND ATTACKED HIM. THAT MAN IS IN CUSTODY RIGHT NOW. RUSTY'S WRITINGS HAVE BEEN BANNED IN IRAN. THE COUNTRY IS OFFERING $3 MILLION TO ANYBODY WHO KILLS THE AUTHOR. THE CDC IS EASING ITS GUIDANCE FOR CORONAVIRUS FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNVACCINATED. NOW, IF YOU ARE EXPOSED TO THE VIRUS, YOU DON'T NEED TO QUARANTINE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU HAVE GOT THE SHOT. YOU ALSO HAVE SOME ISOLATION REGULATIONS FOR PEOPLE WHO DO TEST POSITIVE. AND CHILDREN WON'T NEED TO KEEP TESTING TO STAY IN SCHOOL, EVEN IF THEY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED. FIVE COLORS OTHER POLICE OFFICERS AND PARAMEDICS WERE CHARGED IN A 2019 DEATH OF ELIJAH MCCLAIN THIS AFTERNOON. THEY FACE MANSLAUGHTER AND OTHER CHARGES. THEY SAY THAT THE OFFICER PUT THE 23-YEAR-OLD IN A CHOKEHOLD, AND PARAMEDICS GAVE HIM KETAMINE, CAUSING CARDIAC ARREST. WE BEGIN, THOUGH, WITH MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SEARCH OF FORMER PRESIDENT MAR-A-LAGO ESCAPE. A. STATE CALLING FOR THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF THE FEDERAL WARRANT. THE FBI EXECUTED IT AT HIS HOME. IT CAME JUST HOURS AFTER THE ATTORNEY GENERAL MERRICK GARLAND ANNOUNCED THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT DID ASK TO UNSEAL THE WARRANT. THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FACING A DEADLINE IT, 3 PM EASTERN TIME TODAY, TO RELAY AND THE OBJECTIONS FROM TRUMP'S TEAM. MULTIPLE SOURCES FAMILIAR WITH THE INVESTIGATION TELL ABC NEWS, THE FBI AND THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT BELIEVED TRUMP WAS KEEPING SENSITIVE CLASSIFIED GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS AT HIS ESTATE. THE WASHINGTON POST IS REPORTING THAT SOME OF THOSE DOCUMENTS WERE RELATED TO NUCLEAR WEAPONS. REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE SPOKE OUT TODAY, QUESTIONING THE SEARCH ITSELF AND THE TACTICS USED BY THE FBI. >> HOUSE REPUBLICANS WERE COMMITTED TO IMMEDIATE, OVERSIGHT ACCOUNTABILITY AND A FULSOME INVESTIGATION TO PROVIDE MEDIA TRANSPARENCY AND ANSWERS TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE REGARDING JOE BIDEN AND HIS ADMINISTRATION'S WEAPONIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AND FBI, AGAINST JOE BIDEN'S POLITICAL OPPONENT. >> DEMOCRATIC HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI ALSO SPEAKING ABOUT THE SEARCH. >> I THINK WHAT IS IMPORTANT NOW IS TO KNOW THE SERIOUSNESS OF WHAT THESE DOCUMENTS WERE ABOUT. WERE ALLEGED TO BE A BACK. WE DON'T KNOW. HOPEFULLY WE WILL SEE MORE, BUT WE DO NOT WANT TO SEE TOO MUCH MORE. BECAUSE THAT MIGHT ENDANGER OUR SECURITY. >> ABC NEWS CHIEF WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT JONATHAN CARL HAS YOUR LATEST. >> JUST HOURS AFTER THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FILED FOR THE MAR-A-LAGO SWITCH WANT TO BE UNSEALED, TRUMP ANNOUNCED THAT HE WOULD NOT OPPOSE THE RELEASE, FOR PRESIDENT ISSUING A STATEMENT SAYING THAT HE WAS, QUOTE, ENCOURAGING THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF THOSE DOCUMENTS. ALTHOUGH HIS LAWYERS ALREADY HAVE TO MAKE COULD'VE ALREADY RELEASED THEM IF HE WANTED. THIS IS THE WASHINGTON POST IS REPORTING, IT AMONG THE INFORMATION SOUGHT BY FEDERAL AGENTS AT THE MAR-A-LAGO WERE CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS RELATED TO NUCLEAR WEAPONS. PERHAPS THE MOST TELLING DETAIL IN THE DOJ FILING ON AND SEALING THE WARRANT WAS WHO SIGNED IT. THE CHIEF OF THE COUNTER INTELLIGENCE SECTOR OF THE DOJ NATIONAL SECURITY DIVISION, IT CLEAR INDICATION THE INVESTIGATION IS RELATED TO CLASSIFIED INFORMATION WITH A NATIONAL SECURITY IMPLICATIONS. SOURCES TELL ABC NEWS THAT INVESTIGATORS WERE ALSO LOOKING FOR MATERIAL LABELED, QUOTE, SPECIAL ACCESS. WHICH IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO A LIMITED NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS WITH THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF SECURITY CLEARANCE. UNDER INTENSE PRESSURE TO EXPLAIN THE FBI'S OPERATION AT MAR-A-LAGO, ATTORNEY GENERAL GARLAND THURSDAY TOOK THE RARE STEP OF PUBLICLY COMMENTING ON ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS. >> I PERSONALLY APPROVED THE DECISION TO SEEK A SEARCH WARRANT IN THIS MATTER. SECOND, THE DEPARTMENT DOES NOT TAKE SUCH DECISIONS LIGHTLY. IN >> IN FACT, NBC NEWS HAS LEARNED THAT TRUMP WAS SUBPOENAED FOR THE DOCUMENTS EARLIER THIS YEAR. AS THE DOJ ATTEMPTED TO GET INTO TURN MODE WITHOUT A SEARCH WARRANT. AFTERWARDS, A SMALL TEAM OF FBI AGENTS VISITED MAR-A-LAGO IN EARLY JUNE. MEETING WITH TRUMP'S LAWYERS ABOUT THE MISSING WHITE HOUSE DOCUMENTS. THE EXECUTION OF THE SEARCH WARRANT ON MONDAY CAME ONLY AFTER DOJ CONCLUDED, TRUMP STILL HAD NOT TURNED OVER EVERYTHING DEMANDED BY THE SUBPOENA. >> WHERE POSSIBLE, IT IS STANDARD PRACTICE TO SEEK LESS INTRUSIVE MEANS AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO A SEARCH, AND TO NARROWLY SCOPE ANY SEARCH THAT HAS BEEN UNDERTAKEN. >> AMID CONCERN ABOUT INCREASED SALON FORSMAN OFFICIALS, GARLAND ALSO ADDRESSED HARSH CRITICISM OF THE FBI. SOME OF IT COMING FROM PROMINENT REPUBLICANS, WHO HAVE ACCUSED FEDERAL AGENTS OF GOING AFTER TRUMP FOR POLITICAL REASONS. >> I WILL NOT STAND BY SILENTLY WHEN THEIR INTEGRITY IS UNFAIRLY ATTACKED. THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE FBI, AND THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, ARE DEDICATED PATRIOTIC PUBLIC SERVANTS. EVERY DAY THEY PROTECT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FROM A VIOLENT CRIME, TERRORISM, AND OTHER THREATS TO THEIR SAFETY WHILE SAFEGUARDING OUR CIVIL RIGHTS. >> SOURCES TELL ABC NEWS THAT SOME OF THE MATERIAL SOUGHT BY FEDERAL AGENTS WAS JUST INCIDENT THAT IT WAS BELIEVED BY AUTHORITIES THAT THEY NEEDED TO TAKE POSSESSION OF IT IMMEDIATELY. DIANE. DEIRDRE? >> JONATHAN, CARL THANK YOU SO MUCH. FOR MORE, WE BRING IN CATHERINE FOWLER'S FROM CAPITOL HILL. FORMER FBI AGENT -- AND AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LAW PROFESSOR TIM WHALEY. THANK YOU ONE AND ALL IN ADVANCE FOR LENDING US YOUR EXPERTISE. CATHERINE, I WANT TO START WITH. YOU WANT MORE WE LEARNING ABOUT THESE DOCUMENTS THAT WE ARE TOLD FEDERAL AGENTS WERE SEEKING AT MAR-A-LAGO, AND WHAT THEY MAY HAVE REMOVED? >> YES, WE ARE TOLD THAT SOME OF THESE DOCUMENTS THAT THEY WERE REQUESTING AND MAY HAVE REMOVED AND DID REMOVE WERE DOCUMENTS THAT WERE HIGHLY CLASSIFIED. BUT NOT ONLY THAT WE ARE TOLD THAT SOME OF THEM HAD MARKINGS ON, THEM WE DESIGNATED AS S A ARE, WHICH MEANS SPECIAL ACCESS REQUIRED, SPECIAL ACCESS PROGRAMS, A DIFFERENT LEVEL OF CLASSIFICATION IN TERMS OF THE ASCOT EX THAT PEOPLE WOULD HAVE TO SOME OF THE DOCUMENTS. THEY WOULD BE NOT PARTICULARLY ACCESSIBLE TO WIDE RANGES OF GOVERNMENT, ONLY A FEW PEOPLE WOULD HAVE SEEN THEM SO LOTS OF QUESTIONS SURROUNDING, THAT WE KNOW THAT THERE WERE MULTIPLE BOXES ACROSS THE CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS, TAKEN FROM MAR-A-LAGO DURING MONDAY'S RAID. THE QUESTION IS WHAT EXACTLY WAS IN THOSE DOCUMENTS. WE ARE EXPECTED AROUND 3 PM, TO WARN WHETHER THIS WILL BE UNSEALED. BUT LOOK. EVEN WHEN THIS IS UNSEALED, IT IS UNLIKELY THAT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE THIS DETAILED LIST OF CLASSIFIED INFORMATION. WE ARE EXPECTING THIS LIST OF THINGS THAT WERE REMOVED, THE PROPERTY RECEIVED, FOR EXAMPLE, TO BE HEAVILY REDACTED. >> KIM, THE FORMER PRESIDENT HAS CALLED FOR THE WARRANTS TO BE UNSEALED IMMEDIATELY BUT HIS LEGAL TEAM COULD STILL OBJECT BEFORE THE 3 PM DEADLINE. CATHERINE JUST MENTIONED. WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON HOW THIS COULD GO? >> WELL, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, JUST IN THE PAST FEW MINUTES, WE REPORTED ON THE CONTENTS OF THE RETURNS I THINK IT IS PROBABLY A FAIR ASSUMPTION THAT THAT LEAK CAME FROM DONALD TRUMP'S TEAM, AND NOT FROM THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. AND ACCORDING TO THAT RECENT REPORT, THERE WERE 11 SETS OF CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING TWO OR THREE THAT WERE THE HIGHEST LEVEL, THAT WOULD GO AND ASK IF THAT IS SUPER TOP SECRET WHICH INVOLVES ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS WITH FOREIGN ADVERSARIES, FOR EXAMPLE. THERE WERE FOUR BOXES OF TOP SECRET INCLUDING CLEMENCY AND STEALING -- ROGER STONE. A LETTER ABOUT EMMANUEL MA. ALL OF THIS REPUBLICAN JUMPING UP AND DOWN TO THE IMPROPRIETY OF THE ALLEGED -- BY THE FBI SEARCHES A BIG DISTRACTION FROM THE VERY SERIOUS NATIONAL SECURITY POTENTIAL ESPIONAGE AND CRIMINAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE FACT THAT DONALD TRUMP'S TEAM, INCLUDING HIS LAWYERS, HUNG ON TO THIS MATERIAL BUT NOT JUST VIOLATED THE PRESIDENTIAL RECORDS ACT, BUT ALSO SHOULD NOT BE IN THIS UNSECURED LOCATION PARTICULARLY BY SOMEONE WHO NO LONGER HAS A SECURITY CLEARANCE, AND THAT WILL BE DONALD STATE J TRUMP. BECAUSE BIDEN DID NOT EXTEND IT TO HIM WHEN HE TOOK OFFICE. >> BY NATURE OF THESE DOCUMENTS, IT MAY BE DIFFICULT TO SHARE, ACTUALLY, ALL OF THE CONTENT. BRAD, BRINGING ON THAT POINT, WE TALKED ABOUT THIS, BUT WE BELIEVE FEDERAL AGENTS HAD TO HAVE PROBABLE CAUSE TO OBTAIN A SEARCH WARRANT IN UNPRECEDENTED CASE LIKE THIS. HOW DO YOU SEE THIS, AS WE GET CLOSER TO THIS 3 PM OFFICIALLY UNSEALING? >> I AM NOT SURE THE WHITE GETS RELEASED LATER TODAY OR NEXT WEEK, IT IS NOT REALLY GOING TO GIVE YOU WHAT I THINK A LOT OF DETAILED INFORMATION. SOME OF IT I THINK WILL PROBABLY BE REDACTED, IF THEY HAVE TO REFERENCE A PARTICULAR NAME OF A DOCUMENT. IT JUST MAKES A DOCUMENT EX, OR MOSTLY BLACKED OUT. THEY MAY USE GENERAL LABELS LIKE CLASSIFY NATIONAL SECURITY DOCUMENTS. WHICH DOESN'T TELL YOU ANYTHING. I DON'T KNOW IF WE SHOULD GET EXCITED ABOUT POTENTIALLY WHAT IT TELLS US. THESE ALLEGED LEAKS, OBVIOUSLY ARE GIVING YOU MORE INFORMATION THEN PROBABLY THIS DOCUMENTARY WILL. >> BRAD I JUST WANT TO UNDERLINE THAT IN ABC NEWS WE HAVE NOT CONFIRMED BUT CAN'T MENTION FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, AT THIS POINT THIS IS FOR PURPOSES OF DISCUSSION WE ARE LEANING ON YOU AND YOUR BACKGROUND, AS HAVING BEEN IN THE FBI. WE ARE LEANING ON YOU TO KNOW WHAT WE MAY OR MAY NOT LEARN. CATHERINE, THE, I WOULD LIKE TO BRING YOU IN ON THE RELATED POINT. AND THE ATTEMPTED BREAK IN YESTERDAY AS THAT FBI FIELD OFFICE IN CINCINNATI. WE COVERED IT LIVE AS IT UNFOLDED, AND AUTHORITIES NOW SAY THE SUSPECT IS DEAD FOLLOWING A STANDOFF. BUT WE ARE LEARNING QUITE A BIT ABOUT HIS BACKGROUNDS, TRYING TO ESTABLISH WHETHER OR NOT THERE IS A SPECIFIC ESTABLISHMENT IN HIS MIND BETWEEN WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE MAR-A-LAGO BRAIN. >> WE ARE LEARNING FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS AND HE WAS A SUSPECTED VIOLENT EXTREMISTS, INVESTIGATE SOCIAL MEDIA POST IS TIED TO HIS RAID AT MOMALA GO, WHERE HE POSTED ABOUT THE VIOLENCE DOWN AT MAR-A-LAGO. BUT LOOK, I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING UP HERE ON CAPITOL HILL THAT LAWMAKERS ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT. YOU SAW FROM PELOSI TODAY THAT HE BROUGHT ON THIS VIOLENCE AT OFFICES LIKE THIS ON TUESDAY. IT IS SOMETHING THAT SHE HAS CRITICIZE HER REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES FOREIGN TERMS OF THEIR RHETORIC. EARLIER THIS MORNING I WAS AT THIS PRESS CONFERENCE WITH REPUBLICANS LIKE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE, THEY CONTINUE TO SAY THAT THEY WANTED MORE ANSWERS FROM THE FBI. >> BRAD, WE ARE SPOKEN ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND THE FBI. TIMES ARE CHANGING, IN THE SENSE THAT TO DO YOU AGREE THAT FIELD OFFICERS ARE NOW MORE PHYSICALLY ENDANGER THAN THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN IN YEARS PAST? >> I DO NOT THINK THERE IS ANY DOUBT ABOUT THAT. THE THREAT WAS ALREADY THERE BECAUSE YOU HAVE GOT X NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE JUST DECIDED THAT THE FBI MAY BE DEMOCRATS IN GENERAL, BUT IN PARTICULAR THE FBI, ARE PART OF SOME SORT OF DEEP STATE OR EVIL EMPIRE. AND, YOU KNOW, STATISTICALLY WILL THAT MEAN MORE AGENTS HAVE BEEN HARMED? WE JUST DON'T KNOW. BUT IT CERTAINLY PUTS A SPOTLIGHT MORE ON THEM. AND YOU ALWAYS LOOK FOR UNHINGED PEOPLE SOMETIMES THEY ONLY NEED ONE THING TO JUSTIFY A VIOLENT ACT. I AM GOING TO GUESS, WITHOUT KNOWING, THAT THIS PERSON YESTERDAY BECAME UNHINGED OVER THE SEARCH. AND HE LAUNCHED THIS ATTACKED. >> BRAD, THANK. YOU, BRAD CATHERINE, TIM, WE APPRECIATE YOU. TONIGHT, BY THE WAY, TO THIS WEEK ABC NEWS CHIEF WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT JONATHAN CARL SPEAKING EXCLUSIVELY WITH MARYLAND REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR LARRY HOGAN. ALSO DEMOCRATIC SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE CHAIR, DICK DURBIN. THOSE CONVERSATIONS COMING YOUR WAY THIS WEEK ON SUNDAY. IN THE, MEANTIME WE DO WANT TO SHOW YOU A LIVE LOOK AT THE HOUSE FLOOR, SETTING UP FOR A FINAL VOTE ON THE INFLATION REDUCTION ACT. WE WILL BREAK DOWN THAT BILL LIVE. STREAMING LIVE AND FREE ON ALL PLATFORMS. TODAY IS A BIG DAY FOR DEMOCRATS AND A WIN FOR PRESIDENT BIDEN, AS 700 PLUS BILLION DOLLAR BILL ON CLIMATE, ENERGY AND HEALTH CARE IS ON THE VERGE OF PASSING. IT CAME TOGETHER AFTER SENATE JURORS CHUCK SCHUMER, JOE MANCHIN, FINALLY REACHED AN AGREEMENT FOLLOWING MONTHS OF TENSE NEGOTIATIONS. JOINING ME NOW IS CONGRESSMAN JIM ACQUIRE, DEMOCRAT FROM SOUTH CAROLINA. CONGRESSMAN, WELCOME. YOU HAVE SAID THAT THIS BILL IS NOT PERFECT. BUT IT IS BETTER THAN NOTHING. HOW WILL IT HELP THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, AND WHEN? >> WELL THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR HAVING ME. I DON'T, KNOW I'VE BEEN HERE A LONG TIME, FROM 10 TO 30. YEARS I HAVE NEVER SEEN A PERFECT DEAL. THIS BILL IS JUST WHAT WE NEED TO START OUR PROCESS OF POINTING, MAYBE TO CONTINUE OUR PROCESS OF PUTTING THE PEOPLE BEFORE THE POLITICS. WE DID SO WITH THE RESCUE ACT, WE DID SO WITH THE INFRASTRUCTURE BILL AND WE CAME BACK WITH THE CHIPS ACT TO GET MUCH OF WHAT'S NEEDED FOR OUR SUPPLY CHAIN HERE IN THIS COUNTRY. AND TODAY, GLEEFUL CORNER ON THIS PLATFORM, I'VE PUTTING PEOPLE OVER POLITICS, BECAUSE THE INFLATION PRODUCTION ACT IS JUST WHAT WE NEED FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AT THIS PARTICULAR JUNCTURE. NO, NOT PERFECT. BUT GOOD. >> CONGRESSMAN, WHEN YOU SAY IT WILL HELP AMERICAN PEOPLE, FOR, LET'S SAY, SOMEBODY'S NEIGHBOR WHO WAS NOT FOLLOWING POLITICS, WHAT DIFFERENCE IS IT GOING TO MAKE IN SOMEONE'S DAILY LIFE? >> WELL YOU KNOW I SPENT OVER 30 YEARS WATCHING MY LATE WIFE DIE OF DIABETES. I SAW HER MONTHLY BILL FOR INSULIN GO UP. SOMETIMES $800 A MONTH, SOMETIMES 1200 DOLLARS A MONTH. THIS BILL FOR MEDICARE PATIENTS WILL TOP THE COST OF INSULIN FOR $35 A MONTH. THAT IS A BIG DEAL. THE REASON IS NOT PERFECT IS BECAUSE YOU WILL TRY TO GET THAT 35 DOLLAR CAP, -- THE SENATE DID NOT GO ALONG WITH THAT. BUT WE PLANTED THAT FOR THOSE ON MEDICARE IT WILL COME BACK AFTER THE ELECTION. PROVIDED THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY KEEP US IN CHARGE OF THE LEGISLATION HERE IN THE HOUSE. WE ARE GOING TO DO THE $34 FOR EVERYBODY IN THE PRIVATE INSURANCE FOR INSULIN. IT ALSO ALLOWS MEDICARE, THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, TO NEGOTIATE FOR MEDICINE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS THAT WILL BREAK DOWN THE COST. THAT IS NOTHING NEW. THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR THE ADMINISTRATION FOR A LONG TIME. WE WILL APPLY TO THAT FOR MEDICARE. SO THAT IS WHAT I MEAN WHEN I SAY IT IS NOT PERFECT. BUT IT IS GOOD. >> CONGRESSMAN I HAVE TO ASK YOU ABOUT THE OTHER BIG NEWS OF THE DAY. THE UNSEALING OF DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE FBI SEARCH OF FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S MAR-A-LAGO HOME. THE FORMER PRESIDENT INDICATING THAT HE WON'T OPPOSE UNSEALING THOSE DOCUMENTS. BUT HIS ATTORNEYS HAVE UNTIL 3 PM EASTERN TODAY TO FORMALLY RESPOND TO THE COURT. THE WASHINGTON POST REPORTING THAT FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS WERE LOOKING FOR CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS RELATED TO NUCLEAR WEAPONS. WHAT IS YOUR REACTION AS THIS DEVELOPS. >> I WILL SAY SIMPLY THIS. I BELIEVE THAT OUR SYSTEM, THAT GUARANTEES THAT NO PERSON IS ABOVE THE LAW HE IS ALIVE AND WELL. WE HAVE A FORMER PRESIDENT WHO IS SEEING TWO FEET THAT HE IS ABOVE THE LAW. THAT THESE THINGS DON'T APPLY TO HIM, AND THAT THIS SYSTEM DEMONSTRATED TO HIM AS AG TO RICHARD NIXON. THE NO PERSON IS ABOVE THE LAW. YOU ARE GOING TO BE HELD TO ACCOUNT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, FOR ALL OF YOUR ACTIONS. AND TO ME, THIS IS JUST CARRYING OUT THAT PHILOSOPHY THAT NICHOLAS COUNTRY CREATES AS IT IS. THIS COUNTRY IS GOING TO MAKE ALL OF ITS GREATNESS AFFORDABLE FOR ALL OF ITS PEOPLE. NO FAVOURITES FOR ANYONE, IRRESPECTIVE OF WHAT -- WILL BE LIKE AND YOU MAY ACHIEVE. >> CONGRESSMAN, YOU KNOW THIS MORE THAN ANYONE. YOU AND YOUR COLLEAGUES. THE VITRIOL AND THE FEELING OF BEING IN A VERY SPLIT COUNTRY. ON THAT NOTE, REPUBLICANS HAVE REALLY BLASTED THIS FBI SURGE, CRITICIZING THE ATTORNEY GENERAL. CRITICIZING THE FBI. AND CLAIMING THAT WITHOUT EVIDENCE, PRESIDENT BIDEN PERSONALLY ORDERED THIS SEARCH. WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON SOME OF THE COUNTER NARRATIVES THAT ARE OUT THERE? >> THEY CANNOT STOP ANYBODY FROM SAYING WHAT THEY WANT TO SAY. MERRICK GARLAND MADE IT VERY CLEAR YESTERDAY THAT HE OUR GUARD ARE IN SOME WAY IMPLEMENTED THE SEARCH. WE NOW KNOW THAT A SUBPOENA HAD BEEN OUT THERE FOR MONTHS. DIDN'T JOE BIDEN ISSUE THAT SUBPOENA? NO HE DIDN'T. DID JOE BIDEN CHEAT THE TRUMP RESPONDING TO THAT SUBPOENA. I DON'T THINK SO. THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS, THEY WANTED TO DO, THIS THE COURSE SANCTIONED. THIS PERSON, THIS FORMER PRESIDENT, WHO CONSIDERS HIMSELF TO BE ABOVE THE LAW, DECIDED HE DID NOT HAVE TO RESPOND TO THE SUBPOENA. AND THIS IS WHAT HE GETS. AND THIS IS WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DESERVE. AND I DO BELIEVE THAT THIS IS GOING TO SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY. I SAID YEARS AGO, TRUMP'S LOOKING TO GIVE UP THE OFFERS. ALL PEOPLE ARE TAKING ME TO TASK FOR SAYING THAT. AND NOW PEOPLE ARE SAYING THAT THERE ARE LIVES HERE, THEIR OWN EMOTIONS WHEN I WAS TALKING ABOUT BACK IN JANUARY 2008. >> CONGRESSMAN, THANK. YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME. FOR SHARING YOUR TH WELCOME BACK. RIP CURRENTS ACCOUNT FOR MORE THAN 80% OF RESCUES PERFORMED BY BEACH LIFEGUARDS, AND KILL MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE IN THE U.S. EVERY YEAR. NOW THE TECHNOLOGY IS AIMING TO CHANGE THAT. OUR MASCOT TEAMED UP WITH THE RESCUE TEAM TO LEARN WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IF YOU FIND YOURSELF IN A RIP CURRENT. >> I AM WITH THE HUNTINGTON BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT. SEARCHING WITH TRIGGERS MORE WATER RESCUES THAN ANY OTHER SHORELINE HAZARD. RIP CURRENTS. POWERFUL ENOUGH TO PULL A CHAMPION SWIMMER TO SEE. AND FROM THE SKY TO CAN LOOK ALMOST OTHERWORLDLY. THAT IT IS BEING SUCKED UP INTO THE OCEAN. THE REPS CAN BE DECEIVING. FROM AN ELEVATED SPOT ON THE BEACH, EXPERTS ADVISE ALSO LOOKING FOR THIS. DARK FLAT AREAS WHERE THE WEIGHS PART. >> THOSE MIGHT LOOK SAFE TO SWIM IN, BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT LOOKS MOST CALM. BUT THAT IS ACTUALLY THE PRESENCE OF A RIP CURRENT. >> THEY ARE NOT ALWAYS THIS OBVIOUS, SO DON'T DESTROY YOUR EYES. >> >> TALK TO THE LIBERAL POINT THEM OUT TO YOU. WHEN IT ALL THE DANGEROUS AND WEAR THE SAFE OFFICES. >> IT IS CRITICAL TO KNOW WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE CAUGHT IN ONE. AND HOPE THERE IS A LIFEGUARD NEARBY. AARON JOHN AND HER DAD DEREK NEARLY DROWNED IN A RIP CURRENT IN AND STOP IT IN 2015. IT WAS ALL CAPTURED BY A -- THAT WAS WRAPPED AROUND AARON'S RISK. >> I USED MY, ENERGY AND I COULD NOT SWIM AGAINST THAT. CURRENT I DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO. >> EVEN, DERRICK A FORMER MARINE, COLLAPSING ON THE BEACH AFTER BEING RESCUED. HE WAS EXHAUSTED IN JUST SECONDS FROM THE EFFORT. >> I HAD NO LIFE LEFT IN ME AT THAT POINT. IT WAS THE MOST TERRIFYING THING I'VE EVER EXPERIENCED. >> 15-YEAR-OLD MATTHEW COCO WAS NOT AS LUCKY. HE DROWNED IN A RIP CURRENT IN THE LAKE MICHIGAN WHILE SWIMMING IN FRANCE. >> THAT WAS A GOOD SWIMMER. WE ARE MORE PULL PEOPLE. WE DON'T GO TO THE PEACH THAT OFTEN. >> THEY WERE KNEE-DEEP. HE DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT RED FLAG WARNINGS, RIP CURRENTS. >> YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND EVEN THOUGH YOU KNOW HOW TO SWIM, YOU STILL COULD BECOME A DROWNING VICTIM. >> WITH THAT IN MIND BACKING HUNTINGTON BEACH, ONE OF THE MOST COMMON MISTAKES WAS TRYING TO SWIM RIGHT BACK TO SHORE BY SWIMMING AGAINST THE CURRENT. >> THE THING ABOUT A RIP CURRENT IS IT IS MOVING AGAINST NOT AS FAST AS A LOVING SWIMMER. SO MICHAEL PHELPS IS PROBABLY NOT GOING TO BE HERE. >> YOU BASICALLY SWIMMING AGAINST THIS TREADMILL, PROBABLY NOT MAKING PROGRESS. MOVING BACKWARDS. >> PUT SOME PRESSURE OVER YOUR HEAD, AND START TO EXHAUST YOURSELF. THAT'S WHEN IT IS HARDER TO STUB OF WALTER. >> INSTEAD, EXPERT SAY THAT THE FIRST THING TO DO IS FLIP AND FLOUT. THIS WILL HELP KEEP YOU CALM. AND IT IS CRITICAL, SINCE THEY SAY THE FIRST INCH OF DROWNING IS PANIC. >> THIS IS WHEN YOU HAVE THE TIME TO CAPACITY TO START THINKING ABOUT YOUR NEXT MOVE. >> THE NEXT MOVE SOMETHING PARALLEL TO SHORE. FOLLOWING THE DIRECTION OF THE COASTLINE UNTIL YOU FEEL THAT GRIP STOP PULLING, OR MY CASE WHEN YOU ARE CLEARLY OUT OF THAT BROWN FOAMY WATER. AND THEN SWIMMING AT AN ANGLE BACK TO SHORE. IF YOU CAN'T GET OUT, IT MAY MEAN YOU ARE CAUGHT IN A ROTATING CURRENT LIKE THIS. IN THAT CASE, JUST FLIP FLOW A SIGNAL FOR HELP. >> RIP CURRENT WILL TAKE YOU OUT, IT IS NOT GOING TO TAKE YOU BACK. IT IS GOING TO BE OKAY IF YOU JUST FLY OUT. >>

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