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The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer: The command center for breaking news, politics and extraordinary reports from around the world. The Situation Room airs weekdays 6p-7p Eastern, Monday through Friday on CNN. Visit CNN.com/TheSituationRoom.

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June 28, 2022 39 min

A former White House aide paints a portrait of then President Trump unhinged and raging on January 6th even when told many of his supporters were armed and violence could be imminent. Today’s testimony and evidence raises questions about Trump’s state of mind and potential criminal liability.

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A new January 6th select committee hearing has been unexpectedly announced for tomorrow. What new evidence prompted this sudden change? Also, local officials now report multiple fatalities and at least 50 injuries after an Amtrak train derailed in northern Missouri. Then, protests spread across the United States as more states outlaw abortion.

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Demonstrations at the U.S. Supreme Court where 50 years of federal abortion rights for women have been struck down. New reaction to the ruling overturning Roe v. Wade as we examine the consequences for the nation and legal, political, and health battles ahead. Also, the House gives final approval to the first federal gun safety bill in decades as President Biden prepares to sign it into law.

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After a day of dramatic testimony, the January 6th select committee made the case that Donald Trump used his power to try to corrupt the U.S. Justice Department for his own personal benefit. January 6th select committee member Rep. Stephanie Murphy joins to answer questions about what was revealed in today’s hearing.

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New evidence is raising questions about Ivanka Trump’s testimony to the January 6th select committee. This comes on the eve of the next hearing as we’re also learning that panel members are boosting their own security because of increasing threats of violence against them. We speak with a key committee member being targeted, Congressman Adam Kinzinger.

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Republican state officials testify under oath about the threats they faced and the pressure they felt as then President Trump pushed them to overturn Biden’s legitimate wins in Georgia and Arizona. We’re breaking down all the key evidence from today’s January 6th select committee hearing. Plus, new revelation that Rudy Giuliani admitted the Trump team did not have evidence to back up claims of voter fraud.

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The January 6th select committee just revealed new details about its hearing tomorrow. Aids are promising more evidence that former President Trump was involved in a fake electorals plot as part of his bid to overturn the 2020 election results. Also, President Biden is considering a temporary pause in the federal gasoline tax as Americans look for relief from high prices.

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As the January 6th select committee prepares to reveal more damning evidence against Donald Trump, the former president is now lashing out at the panel, former Vice President Mike Pence, and Bill Barr. Also, there is new evidence that two U.S. fighters in Ukraine apparently have been detained. 

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New evidence connecting the Capitol riot directly to former president Trump and his pressure campaign against his vice president. Insiders swearing under oath that Trump knew his scheme to get Mike Pence to overturn the presidential election was illegal but Trump plowed ahead anyway.

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Americans are bracing for impact after the Federal Reserve acts aggressively to tame surging inflation while creating new challenges for credit card users, home buyers, and so many other consumers. Also, Pence’s former chief of staff Marc Short joins to discuss the January 6th select committee's plans to zero in on Trump’s pressure to have Pence to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

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Economic anxiety is rising in the United States as prices soar and the stock market reels. Now, consumers are bracing for the most drastic interest rate hike in nearly 30 years. Plus, the White House confirms President Biden will visit Saudi Arabia next month despite vowing to make the country a pariah.

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Damaging new testimony in the January 6th hearings as former Attorney General Bill Barr emerges as a star witness against the former president. January 6th select committee member Rep. Stephanie Murphy joins to outline more updates. Then, after yet another weekend of mass shootings, senators are now racing to firm up a new bipartisan framework on gun reform.

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After an explosive primetime hearing, the January 6th select committee is now gearing up for round two, with the promise of more damning testimony and disturbing video aimed at proving former President Trump was as the center of a conspiracy.

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The January 6th select committee is about to make a prime time case to the public and is promising new evidence that the attack on American democracy was no accident. A Michigan Republican running for governor was arrested Thursday morning and charged in connection with the January 6th attack.

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The Justice Department has charged the armed man who was arrested near Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home early Wednesday with attempting or threatening to kidnap or murder a U.S. judge. Also, an 11-year-old survivor of the Uvalde massacre begs the U.S. Congress to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Plus, the chairman of the January 6th select committee reveals that Ivanka Trump's video testimony may be played during the new hearin...

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After two weeks of grieving in Uvalde, a teacher wounded in the school massacre is speaking out. He is slamming police as cowards in a chilling new account of the attack. Also tonight, the actor and Uvalde native Matthew McConaughey is making an impassioned appeal for gun reform, appearing at the White House as Senate notations continue.

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The deadly toll from America’s gun crisis keeps rising and rising with at least 13 more mass shootings over this past weekend. We are on the ground in Philadelphia where police now say multiple shooters opened fire into a crowd. Also, attacks happen in Kyiv for the first time in weeks as Vladimir Putin is now threatening to strike new targets if the U.S. supplies long-range missiles to Ukraine.

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A child’s chilling 911 call during the Texas school massacre revealed “a lot of bodies” in the classroom as gunfire was heard and officers failed to storm in. Also, another former Trump adviser is charged with criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to cooperate with the January 6th select committee.

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Just hours after yet another mass shooting here in the United States, this time in Tulsa, Oklahoma, President Biden is preparing to address a nation still mourning the massacre in Texas. In Uvalde, a state senator is now raising serious questions about whether information on 911 calls was actually relayed to the school police chief.

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CNN tries to get answers from the embattled Uvalde school police chief, but he dodges questions about his response to the shooting massacre and mistakes that were made. Also, Russia is hitting back after the U.S. agrees to send more advanced rocket systems to Ukraine. State Department spokesperson Ned Price joins to answer how the U.S. plans to proceed.

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