ABC New Live: Legal battle begins over affidavit behind Mar-a-Lago search

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JEN MORNING, I AM DIANE MACEDO. TODAY, ON ABC NEWS LIVE, CONGRESSWOMAN LIZ CHENEY, FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S HARSHEST CRITIC IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS LOST HER RACE AND WYOMING. BY AN OVERWHELMING MARGIN. WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, THE JANUARY 6TH INVESTIGATION, AND WHAT'S SHE IS VOWING TO DO NEXT. RUDY GIULIANI IS FACING A SPECIAL GRAND JURY TODAY AS A TARGET AS A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO WHETHER FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP TRY TO ILLEGALLY INTERFERE WITH THE 2020 GENERAL ELECTION IN GEORGIA. WE ARE AT THE COURTHOUSE IN ATLANTA. A HEARING IS SENT AS FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP PUSHES FOR THE RELEASE OF THE AFFIDAVIT BEHIND THE MAR-A-LAGO SEARCH. THIS IS WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT WHO THE FBI HAS ALREADY INTERVIEWED FROM INSIDE TRUMP'S INNER CIRCLE. WE BEGIN WITH THOSE ELECTIONS OVERNIGHT IN WYOMING AND ALASKA. CONGRESSMAN LIZ CHENEY, FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S MOST OUTSPOKEN REPUBLICAN CRITIC HAS CONCEDED DEFEAT TO TRUMP BACKED CHALLENGER HARRIET HAGMAN. CHERRY CHENEY NOW SAYS SHE IS THINKING ABOUT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. CHIEF WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT JONATHAN CARL HAS THE LATEST FROM WYOMING. >> LIZ CHENEY DID WHAT DONALD TRUMP REFUSES TO DO. SHE CAN SEE THAT SHE LOST. >> TONIGHT, HARRIET HAS RECEIVED THE MOST VOTES IN THIS PRIMARY. SHE WON. I CALLED HER TO CONCEDE THE RACE. THIS PRIMARY ELECTION IS OVER. NOW THE REAL WORK BEGINS. CHENEY'S LANDSLIDE LOSS WAS NO SURPRISE. SHE KNEW SHE'D PAY A PRICE FOR VOTING TO IMPEACH DONALD TRUMP AND AND SERVING AS THE VICE CHAIR OF THE JANUARY SIX COMMITTEE. AFTER ALL, WYOMING IS THE STATE TRUMP WON BY THE LARGEST MARGIN. >> NO HOUSE SEAT, NO OFFICE IN THIS LAND IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE PRINCIPLES WE ARE ALL SWORN TO PROTECT. I WELL UNDERSTOOD THE POTENTIAL POLITICAL CONSEQUENCES OF ABIDING BY MY DUTY. >> THAT DUTY, CHENEY SAID, IT IS STANDING UP TO A POLITICAL FORCE SHEET GRAVELY WARN COULD PROVOKE EVEN MORE VIOLENCE THAN WHAT WE SAW ON JANUARY SIX. >> OUR NATION IS BARRELING ONCE AGAIN TOWARDS CRISIS, LAWLESSNESS, AND VIOLENCE. NO AMERICAN SHOULD SUPPORT ELECTION DENIERS FOR ANY POSITION OF GENUINE RESPONSIBILITY WHERE THEIR REFUSAL TO FOLLOW THE RULE OF LAW WILL CORRUPT OUR FUTURE. >> THE VICTOR, HARRIET HAGEMAN, WE CAME THE FRONT RUNNER THE MINUTE DONALD TRUMP ENDORSED HER. SHE ONCE CRITICIZED TRUMP BUT NOW REPEATS HIS LIE, THE 2020 ELECTION WAS STOLEN. WHEN SHE WON, SHE THANKED HIM. >> WE WERE ALL VERY GRATEFUL TO PRESIDENT TRUMP. >> WHAT WILL CHENEY DO NEXT? WILL SHE RUN FOR PRESIDENT? SHE DID NOT SAY. SHE MADE IT CRYSTAL CLEAR ON HER OVERALL GOAL. >> I WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO ENSURE DONALD TRUMP IS NEVER AGAIN ANYWHERE NEAR THE OVAL OFFICE. >> FOR NOW, IT SEEMS DONALD TRUMP'S DECISIVELY WINNING THAT BATTLE. TAKE FOR EXAMPLE THE TEN HOUSE REPUBLICANS WHO VOTED TO IMPEACH HIM. EIGHT ARE NOW GONE. FOUR OF THEM LOST THE BID FOR REELECTION ANOTHER FOUR WERE FORCED TO RETIRE. DIANE? >> JOHN CARL IN WYOMING, THANK YOU. LET'S BRING IN ABC'S ZOHREEN SHAH FOR MORE ON THIS. SERENE, CHENEY IS SAYING THAT SHE IS CONSIDERING RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. WHAT COULD THAT LOOK LIKE? ONE OF THE NEXT STEPS? >> REMARKABLE, RIGHT? WE HAVEN'T HIT THE MIDTERMS AND DOCUMENT 2024. FIRST, I SHOULD SAY SHE'S PLANNING TO LAUNCH AN ANTI TRUMP GROUP TO IMPOSE HIS EXPECTED 2024 BID. SHE SAYS THAT IS GOING TO COME IN THE COMING WEEKS. SHE WANTS TO EDUCATE PEOPLE ON WHAT SHE SAYS IS AN ONGOING THREAT TO THE REPUBLIC. ON THAT TOPIC, IF SHE WILL RUN FOR PRESIDENT, SHE SAID ANOTHER OUTLET THIS MORNING SHE IS THINKING ABOUT. AT THE BIG QUESTION NOW, COULD SHE WIN? YOU SAW THE RESULTS LAST NIGHT. ALLOTTED EXPERTS WILL SAY PROBABLY NOT A. SHE MIGHT BE ABLE TO DRAG TRUMP DOWN ENOUGH SO THAT HE DOES NOT GO ON TO BECOME THE NOMINEE. SHE REALLY WANTS IT TO BE A PART OF HER LEGACY TO BRING DONALD TRUMP DOWN. SHE IS ALSO EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ON THE JANUARY SIX COMMITTEE DESPITE HER LOSS LAST NIGHT. SHE REALLY WANTS TO FIGHT TRUMP'S ELECTION LIES. >> MEANWHILE, IN ALASKA, REPUBLICAN SENATOR LISA MURKOWSKI IS EXPECTED TO ADVANCE TO THE GENERAL ELECTION ALONG WITH THE OTHER THREE TOP IN THE COUNTRY -- >> RIGHT NOW, YOU CAN SEE IT RIGHT THERE ON THE BOARD. 44% OF THE BOAT WITH 67% OF THE VOTE. THE NEXT PERSON, TSHIBAKA, 40% OF THE VOTE. THEY ARE ONLY SEPARATED BY ABOUT 5000 VOTES. IT IS PRETTY CLOSE. A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY THE REASON IS MURKOWSKI VOTED TO CONVICT DONALD TRUMP. IT IS DIFFERENT FROM THE CHENEY RACE. WE KNOW THAT RACE LAST NIGHT LIZ CHENEY LOST. MURKOWSKI IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ON TO THE NEXT STAGE. A LOT OF PEOPLE ATTRIBUTE THE NEW VOTING SYSTEM TO THAT. THE TOP FOUR PEOPLE, REGARDLESS OF THEIR PARTY, WILL MOVE ON TO NOVEMBER. TSHIBAKA, AS YOU KNOW, BACKED BY DONALD TRUMP. THAT COULD MAKE THE NOVEMBER ELECTION PARTICULARLY TOUGH. WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WHEN TRUMP BACKS PEOPLE. >> FORMER GOVERNOR AND VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WILL BE AMONG THE TOP FOUR CANDIDATES FOR ATLANTA'S OUT LARGE DISTRICT. SHE IS CALLING THE STATES VOTING SYSTEM CRAZY AND CONVOLUTED. HOW DOES IT ALL WORK? >> IT IS CONFUSING. LOOK, RIGHT NOW, I SHOULD SAY THE DEMOCRAT IN THE RACE HAS 38% OF THE VOTE. SHE HAS 32%. AND THEN THE REPUBLICAN IN THAT RACE HAS 29%. IT WON'T STAY THAT WAY VERY LONG. THE WAY THE SYSTEM WORKS, THE RANK CHOICE VOTING, IF SOMEONE GETS 50%, 50% OF THE VOTE OR MORE, THEY WIN OUT RIGHT. IT IS OVER. IF THEY DON'T, WHICH HAPPENED IN THIS CASE, THE PERSON WITH THE LEAST AMOUNT OF VOTES, THEY ARE OUT. AND THEN THE PEOPLE WHO WERE THE SECOND CHOICE, THE PEOPLE WHO VOTED IN THOSE BALLOTS, THEY BASICALLY TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THEIR SECOND CHOICE FOR CANDIDATE. THOSE GET REDISTRIBUTED. YEAH, A LITTLE CONVOLUTED AND CONFUSING. IN THEORY, IT IS SUPPOSED TO HELP MAKE ELECTIONS A LITTLE LESS POLARIZED. THAT IS THE GOAL. >> ZOHREEN SHAH, THAT IS THE GOAL. THANK YOU SO MUCH. >> I JUDGES EXPECTED TO HEAR ARGUMENTS TOMORROW ON WHETHER TO UNSEAL THE AFFIDAVIT BEHIND THE FBI SEARCH A FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FLORIDA STATE. TRUMP IS CALLING FOR THE AFFIDAVITS RELEASE. THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS THAT COULD COMPROMISE ITS INVESTIGATION. SENIOR NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT TERRY MORAN HAS THE LATEST ON THAT. HI, TERRY. >> ALL EYES ARE GOING TO BE ON THAT COURTROOM IN WEST PALM BEACH FLORIDA. ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON, AT 1 PM, MAGISTRATE JUDGE REINHARDT, HE IS THE JUDGE WHO ORIGINALLY APPROVED THE SEARCH WARRANT FOR HER FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S HOME. HE IS GOING TO HOLD THE HEARING ON WHETHER THE SWORN AFFIDAVIT THAT FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS USED TO JUSTIFY THAT SEARCH SHOULD BE UNSEALED. TRUMP HIMSELF WANTS IT MADE PUBLIC, HE SAYS. TOP REPUBLICANS ARE JOINING HIM. A GROUP OF MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS, INCLUDING ABC NEWS, IS ASKING THE COURT TO DO THAT. THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT STRONGLY OPPOSES UNSEALING THIS AFFIDAVIT. AND A COURT FILING, DEPARTMENT LAWYERS ARE ARGUING THAT MAKING THIS AFFIDAVIT PUBLIC COULD, QUOTE, CAUSE SIGNIFICANT AND IRREPARABLE DAMAGE TO THE INVESTIGATION. AND CHILL FUTURE COOPERATIONS BY WITNESSES AND PUT HIGHLY CLASSIFIED MATERIAL AT RISK OF EXPOSURE. THE DEPARTMENT GOES INTO THIS HEARING PRETTY STRONG POSITIONS. THESE KINDS OF AFFIDAVITS ARE FREQUENTLY KEPT SEALED IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN THE INTEGRITY OF INVESTIGATIONS. WHEN IT COMES TO CLASSIFIED MATERIAL, COACH ROUTINELY DEFER TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S CLAIMS AND CONCERNS ABOUT THAT. THIS CASE IS DIFFERENT, NO QUESTION ABOUT THAT. DIANE? >> AND MANY WAYS. TERRY MORAN, THANK YOU. RUDY GIULIANI'S AN ATLANTA COURTHOUSE TODAY WHERE HE'S EXPECTED TO TESTIFY BEFORE A SPECIAL GRAND JURY. HE IS THE TARGET OF A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO POTENTIALLY ILLEGAL UTLEY ATTEMPTS TO INTERFERE IN THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN GEORGIA. INVESTIGATORS HAVE NOT YET DIVULGED HIS EXACT ROLE. THEY SAY HE WAS A NOTABLE PRESENCE IN THE EFFORT TO OVERTURN THE RESULTS. STEVE OSUNSAMI IS OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE WITH THE LATEST. >> THE SPECIAL GRAND JURY HERE IN ATLANTA DOESN'T HAVE THE POWER TO CHARGE ANYONE WITH A CRIME. IT DOES HAVE THE POWER TO INVESTIGATE A CRIME AND FORCE WITNESSES NO MATTER HOW BIG THEY ARE TO SHOW UP. THAT IS WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE WITH THE FORMER MAYOR OF NEW YORK. RUDY GIULIANI HAS BEEN ORDERED BY THE COURT TO APPEAR AND ANSWER QUESTIONS UNDER OATH BEHIND CLOSED DOORS OVER CLAIMS THAT HE HELPED SPREAD WILD STORIES ABOUT THE 2020 ELECTION HERE IN ORDER TO HELP HIS CLIENT, PRESIDENT TRUMP, TO TRY TO OVERTURN THE ELECTION RESULT. HIS LAWYERS SAID HAS BEEN TOLD HE'S A TARGET OF THIS INVESTIGATION GIULIANI MOST FAMOUSLY SAT BEFORE LAWMAKERS HERE AND SHARED A VIDEO THAT HE SAID PROVED THAT ELECTION WORKERS HERE IN FULTON COUNTY WERE PRODUCING SUITCASES OF BALLOTS. IT WAS NOT TRUE AT ALL. THOSE ELECTION WORKERS TOLD THE JANUARY SIX COMMITTEE IN WASHINGTON THAT THEY STARTED GETTING DEATH THREATS. U.S. SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM HAS ALSO BEEN CALLED TO TESTIFY THIS WEEK. AT SOME POINT, THE FORMER PRESIDENT, WHO IS AT THE CENTER OF ALL OF THIS COULD BE CALLED TO TESTIFY TOO. ALL OF THIS TESTIMONY IS IN SECRET. WE ARE ALWAYS UP FOR ANY POSSIBLE CRIMINAL INDICTMENTS. THE SPECIAL GRAND JURY CAN TAKE A YEAR OR TWO TO INVESTIGATE. I COULD TAKE ANOTHER GRAND JURY TO RENDER ANY CRIMINAL CHARGES. >>, STEVE, THANK YOU. LET'S BRING AN ARROGANT KATERSKY AND THE -- JEFF ROBINS. AARON, THE SPECIAL GRAND JURY DOESN'T HAVE THE POWER TO CHARGE ANYONE. WHEN IS THE POINT OF TODAY'S TESTIMONY. WHAT IS GIULIANI EXPECTED TO SAY. >> THEY ARE THE INVESTIGATIVE BODY HERE, DIANE. THEY ARE THE ONES THAT ARE HEARING WITNESS TESTIMONY. THEY ARE REVIEWING EVIDENCE TO SEE WHETHER CRIMINAL CHARGES ARE PERHAPS WARRANTED. AND THEN ANOTHER GRAND JURY WILL HAVE TO BE IN PANEL TO VOTE ON AN INDICTMENT. GIULIANI CAN EXPECT A NUMBER OF QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS EFFORTS TO OVERTURN THE GEORGIA VOTE AND THE EVIDENCE THAT HE NEVER TURNED OVER DESPITE MAKING CLAIMS ABOUT SUITCASES FULL OF BALLOTS ARE VOTING MACHINE IRREGULARITIES. THERE ARE NUMBER OF QUESTIONS THAT THE GRAND JURY MIGHT HAVE ABOUT ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP. ALTHOUGH, GIULIANI HAS ALREADY SAID HE IS NOT GOING TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FORMER PRESIDENT. BECAUSE THOSE CONVERSATIONS WOULD BE SUBJECT TO THE ATTORNEY CLIENT PRIVILEGE. >> GIULIANI'S LAWYERS SAY HE IS A TARGET OF THIS INVESTIGATION. FROM A LEGAL STANDPOINT, WHAT KIND OF SIGNIFICANCE DOES THAT HAVE? >> IT MEANS HE COULD BE INDICTED. HE COULD FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES. WOULD HE BE CHARGED? WITH WE DO NOT KNOW. THE FULTON COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY HAS SAID SHE IS CONSIDERING THINGS LIKE CONSPIRACY, RACKETEERING, SUGGESTING THAT SHE MAY COME TO BELIEVE THAT THE ENTIRE ENTERPRISE AROUND THE FORMER PRESIDENT TO TRY TO OVERTURN THE VOTE WAS CORRUPT. AND MEANT TO DO THINGS IN VIOLATION OF THE LAW TO, PERHAPS, MESS WITH THE VOTES SO THAT THE FORMER PRESIDENT COULD RETAIN OFFICE. AGAIN, AS STEVE NOTED, DIANE, WE ARE A WAYS FROM ANY CONCLUSIONS. >> JEFF, DO YOU EXPECT THAT GIULIANI WILL FACE CHARGES OR ANYONE ELSE? >> I THINK HE WILL FACE CHARGES HAVING BEEN TERMED A TARGET. HE IS LIKELY TO FACE CHARGES. HE IS IN A BAD. WAY I WOULD NOT EXPECT HIM TO BE MAKING ANY STATEMENTS IN RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS. I EXPECT HIM IN CONNECTION WITH TODAY'S, QUOTE UNQUOTE, TESTIMONY TO BE -- TO BE INVOKING THE FIFTH AMENDMENT PRIVILEGES. TO BE INVOKING ANY PRIVILEGE HE CAN THINK OF WHICH PERMITS HIM TO AVOID ANSWERING QUESTIONS. HE IS IN SUCH JEOPARDY AT THIS POINT, THE LAST THING HE WANTS TO DO IS EITHER PROVIDED TRUTHFUL TESTIMONY, WHICH HURTS HIM, OR PROVIDE FALSE TESTIMONY WHICH THEN SUBJECT SIMPSON TO PERJURY CHARGES. I WOULD EXPECT HIM TO BE IN CHARGE. I WOULD EXPECT HIM TO NOT ASSIST PROSECUTORS TODAY AND TO NOT A SYSTEM BY REFUSING TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ON ONE BASIS OR ANOTHER. >> AARON, AT AN EVENT IN NEW HAMPSHIRE TODAY, FORMER VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE SAID HE WOULD CONSIDER TESTIFYING BEFORE THE JANUARY SIX COMMITTEE IF HE WAS CALLED UPON. SO, WHAT KIND OF AN IMPACT COULD THAT HAVE ON THE INVESTIGATION? >> WE KNOW THE COMMITTEE HAS BEEN NEGOTIATING WITH PENCE'S LAWYERS FOR MONTHS TO TRY TO SECURE AN APPEARANCE FOR THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT BEFORE THE COMMITTEE. THEY HAVE ALREADY LAID OUT WHERE VICE PRESIDENT PENCE WAS AND WHAT HE WAS DOING IN CONTRAST TO, SAY, WHAT THE FORMER PRESIDENT WAS NOT DOING. ORDERING THE NATIONAL GUARD. BEING IN REAL COMMAND AND CONTROL OF THE SITUATION FROM THE UNDERGROUND PARKING GARAGE IN THE CAPITAL. I THINK THE COMMITTEE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM HIM DIRECTLY. DURING AN EVENT AT A COLLEGE, HE SAID HE WOULD CONSIDER AN INVITATION IF IT COMES. HE ALSO NOTED, DIANE, THAT AS THE VICE PRESIDENT, IT WOULD BE UNUSUAL FOR HIM TO BE CALLED TO TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS. WE ARE NOT SURE HE WOULD ACCEPT. HE AT LEAST SAID TODAY HE WOULD CONSIDER IT. >> JEFF, TOMORROW AGENDA HOLD A HEARING ON WHETHER OR NOT TO UNSEAL THAT AFFIDAVIT FOR THE MAR-A-LAGO SEARCH. TRUMP IS CALLING FOR ITS RELEASE. THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS THAT COULD COMPROMISE ITS INVESTIGATION. HOW LIKELY IS IT, DO YOU THINK, FOR THE JUDGE TO SIDE WITH THE GOVERNMENT IN A CASE LIKE THIS WITH SUCH SENSITIVE MATERIAL? >> I THINK, AS TERRI POINTED OUT, IT IS HIGHLY LIKELY THE JUDGE WILL SIDE WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. IRONICALLY, THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND MR. TRUMP BELIEVE THAT THE SAME THING WILL OCCUR IF THE AFFIDAVIT'S RELEASE. THEY BOTH BELIEVE THE INVESTIGATION WILL BE IMPEDED. THEY BOTH BELIEVE THAT SOURCES WILL BE COMPROMISE. THAT IS WHY THE TRUMP TEAM WANTS THE AFFIDAVIT TO BE DISCLOSED. THAT IS WHY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WANTS IT NOT TO BE DISCLOSED. MY BET IT WILL NOT BE DISCLOSED EXACTLY FOR THE REASONS THAT TERRY POINTED OUT. >> AARON KATERSKY, JEFFREY ROBINS, THANK YOU BOTH. COMING UP, THE NEW RETAIL NUMBERS OUT TODAY ARE GIVING US A NEW KEY INDICATOR OF HOW THE U.S. ECONOMY IS DOING. REBECCA JARVIS JOINS ME WITH MORE ON THAT WHEN WE COME BACK. >> WELCOME BACK. NEW RETAIL NUMBERS SHOW SALES WERE FLAT IN JULY, MISSING ANALYSTS EXPECTATIONS. EXPERTS SAY SHOPPERS ARE FEELING THE PAIN OF INFLATION ON THE ECONOMY. CHEAP IS AS CORRESPONDENT REBECCA JARVIS HAS THE LATEST. HI, REBECCA. THIS REPORT ANSWERS THE QUESTION HOW WE ARE SPENDING. THE ANSWER IS, WE'RE IN A HOLDING PATTERN. IT COST MORE TO BUY EVERYDAY ITEMS LIKE GROCERIES, GAS PRICES HAVE DROPPED 60 CENTS OVER THE LAST MONTH. RENTS ARE ALSO STILL HIGH. OUR SPENDING BETWEEN JULY AND JUNE WAS UNCHANGED. IF YOU THINK YOUR OWN BEHAVIOR, THIS MIGHT NOT COME AS A SURPRISE. ECONOMISTS SAY WE ARE CUTTING BACK ON NON ESSENTIAL'S. THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT WE ARE DOING. IT'S SOMETHING WE ALSO HEARD FROM RETAIL GIANTS LIKE TARGET AND WALMART. WALMART OVERNIGHT SAID IT IS SEEING A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE AND CUSTOMER BEHAVIOR. SHOPPERS ARE TRIMMING THEIR SPENDING ON CATEGORIES LIKE ELECTRONICS AND CLOTHES. TARGET THIS MORNING SAID IT IS A DRESS OF THE CUTTING PRICES ON ON SOLD MERCHANDISE LIKE CLOSE IN ORDER TO CLEAR THEM OUT. HOME DEPOT SAYS IT'S SEEING SHOPPERS CONTINUING TO SPEND ON HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS. THAT IS WITH HOME VALUES GOING UP SO MUCH. THEY ARE OUT OF REACH FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. SO, INSTEAD, THEY ARE SPRUCING UP WHAT THEY HAVE GOT. DIANE? >> REBECCA JARVIS, THANKS FOR THAT. RUSSIAN OFFICIALS SAY A FIRE TRUCK EXPLOSIONS IN THE ANNEXED CRIMEA PENINSULA. THE BLAST COME AFTER A STRING OF EXPLOSIONS DESTROYED RUSSIAN WARPLANES IN THE REGION LAST WEEK. ABC NEWS NATIONAL SECURITY AND DEFENSE ANALYST MICK MULROY JOINS ME LIVE NOW FOR MORE ON THIS. MICK, THANKS FOR BEING ON. UKRAINE, SO FAR, ISN'T SAYING THAT IT'S BEHIND THIS LATEST ATTACK IN CRIMEA. SO, WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED THERE AT THIS POINT? >> DIANE, UKRAINE HAS STATED PUBLICLY THAT THEIR MISSION NOW IS TO RETAKE THE PENINSULA OF CRIMEA. IT LOOKS LIKE THEY HAVE AGGRESSIVELY ENTERED INTO AN IRREGULAR WARFARE PHASE OF THEIR OVERALL DEFENCE. I THINK WE ARE SEEING AN UPTICK IN OPERATIONS, BOTH IN CRIMEA AND AROUND KHERSON, A KEY CITY ON THE COAST THAT THE UKRAINIANS WOULD ALSO LIKE TO LAUNCH A COUNTER OFFENSIVE ON. PROBABLY NOT GOING TO ACKNOWLEDGE MOST OF THE ACTIVITY THAT HAPPENS THERE, BECAUSE THEY WANT THE RUSSIAN SOLDIERS TO BE AFRAID OF WHETHER IT'S UKRAINIANS OR WHETHER IT'S AN INSIDE JOB, SO TO SPEAK. THAT'S PART OF THE ELEMENT OF IRREGULAR WARFARE, TO BE DECEPTIVE IN CLANDESTINE WITH THEIR OPERATIONS. >> MEANWHILE, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE FLEEING THAT REGION AROUND EUROPE'S LARGEST NUCLEAR POWER PLANT IN UKRAINE. WHAT'S THE MAIN CONCERN WHEN IT COMES TO THAT PLANT? HOW WIDESPREAD WITH THE DANGER BE OF SOMETHING GOES WRONG THERE? >> SO, THIS IS THE LARGEST NUCLEAR PLANT IN EUROPE. SO, IF THERE IS LARGE MUNITIONS THAT ARE BEING DETONATED NEAR THAT, PLANT IT COULD POTENTIALLY RUPTURE THAT CONTAINMENT MECHANISM FOR THESE REACTORS, WHICH WOULD SPREAD RADIOACTIVITY NOT ONLY THROUGH EUROPE BUT IT WOULD ALSO GO INTO RUSSIA. IT'S REALLY PAST TIME FOR THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO PUT REAL PUNISHMENTS IN PLACE IF THE RUSSIANS DON'T TURN THIS PARTICULAR NUCLEAR PLANT OVER TO THE SCIENTISTS AND TECHNICIANS. SO THEY CAN ESSENTIALLY MAKE SURE IT'S SAFE AND SECURE AND JUST PUT A NO FIRE ZONE AROUND THE ENTIRE FACILITY. IT IS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL THAT THEY DO THIS. >> AND UKRAINE'S FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS THAT THEY HAVE NOT LOST A SINGLE ROCKET SYSTEM THROUGHOUT THIS ENTIRE CONFLICT. HOW SIGNIFICANT IS THAT? AND WHAT DOES IT TELL YOU ABOUT THEIR CHANCES OF WINNING THE WAR? >> SO, THIS ROCKET SYSTEM IS STILL SUBSTANTIAL AND I THINK IT IS ACTUALLY A GAME-CHANGER ON THE BATTLEFIELD, QUITE FRANKLY. IT ALLOWS THE UKRAINIANS TO FIRE OUTSIDE OF THE RANGE OF ARTILLERY. THAT IS REALLY SUBSTANTIAL. THEY ARE TAKING OUT SO MANY ARMORED ARTILLERY OF THE RUSSIANS, THEY'RE HAVING A HARD TIME, ESSENTIALLY, REPLACING IT. BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE TECHNOLOGY BECAUSE OF THE EXPORT CONTROLS THAT WERE PUT ON THEM. THE MORE ROCKET SYSTEMS THEY USE, OF FIERCELY THAT USED IS A LOT OF MUNITIONS COMING FROM THE UNITED STATES, THEN THE BETTER. >> ALL RIGHT, MAKE HIM ALL RIGHT. ALWAYS GREAT TO HAVE YOU ANALYSIS MAKE, THANK YOU. >> THANKS, DIANE. >> AND WE'RE LEARNING NEW DETAILS ABOUT WHEN MILLIONS OF AMERICANS MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET A NEW VARIANT SPECIFIC COVID-19 BOOSTER. THE NEW SHOT TARGETS THE MOST RECENT VARIANTS OF THE VIRUS. TREVOR AULT HAS THE LATEST ON THAT, HI TREVOR. >> HI, DIANE, WHITE HOUSE COORDINATOR DOCTOR ASHISH JHA SAYS THESE UPDATED BOOSTERS THAT ARE DESIGNED TO FIGHT THE LATEST COVID VARIANTS COULD BE AVAILABLE WITHIN THE NEXT THREE WEEKS OR SO. THAT'S, OF COURSE, IF THE CDC AND THE FDA BOTH AUTHORIZE THESE NEW BOOSTERS WHICH THEY ARE EXPECTED TO DO. DR. JHA SAYS THESE ARE SUBSTANTIAL UPGRADES, THESE BOOSTERS, AND HE'S HOPEFUL THAT THERE WILL BE ENOUGH DOSES FOR EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO GET THEM. INCLUDING PEOPLE WHO ARE UNDER 50 AND HAVE NOT YET HAD A SECOND BOOSTER. THAT SUPPLY WOULD COME DESPITE THE SQUABBLES, FORCING THE GOVERNMENT TO ONLY ORDER ENOUGH DOSES FOR THE MOST VULNERABLE PEOPLE. ACCORDING TO THE CDC, 79% OF THE U.S. SO FAR HAS RECEIVED AT LEAST ONE DOSE OF COVID-19 VACCINE. AND IN THE PAST WEEK OR SO WE DID SEE THAT NUMBER OF COVID INFECTIONS DECREASE A LITTLE, BIT ABOUT 12% DOWN TO 98,000 NEW CASES PER DAY. WHICH IS STILL A LOT. DIANE? >> ALL RIGHT, TREVOR AULT, THANKS FOR THAT. COMING UP, THE ATLANTA MAN WHO TRANSFORMED HIS MOVIE BUSINESS AT A WHAT HE CALLS THE MODERN-DAY CHAIRS. WE'RE CELEBRATING BLACK BUSINESS MONTH WHEN WE COME BACK. >> WELCOME BACK TO ABC NEWS LIVE. THE CDC IS WARNING ANYONE WITH MONKEYPOX TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS AROUND THEIR PETS. NEW EVIDENCE SHOWS AS POSSIBLE FOR THE VIRUS TO SPREAD BETWEEN HUMANS AND ANIMALS. A PET WITH MONKEYPOX COULD BE LETHARGIC, LACK AN APPETITE OR HAVE BLISTER LIKE RASHES. NASA HAS ROLLED OUT A MASSIVE ROCKET AT CAPE CANAVERAL, DESCRIBING IT AS THE MOST POWERFUL IN THE WORLD. THE ARTEMIS ONE MISSION IS SET TO LAUNCH ON AUGUST 29TH WITH NO ONE ON BOARD, FOR A THREE -WEEK JOURNEY TO ORBIT THE MOON. IT'S ALL PART OF THE ULTIMATE GOAL TO LAND ASTRONAUTS ON THE MOON SOMETIME IN 2026. AND WE ARE CELEBRATING BLACK AS THIS MONTH. AND TODAY, WE'RE SPOTLIGHTING THE OWNER OF A SMOOTH AND GROOVE IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA. HIS MISSION? TO LIFT SPIRITS AND BRING HEALTHY DRINKS TO HIS COMMUNITY. ROBBYN ROBERTS HAS HIS STORY. >> IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PEACH STATE, SMOOTH AND CURVE IS SERVING UP FRUITY TREATS FOR THE ATLANTA COMMUNITY. >> I LOVE THEIR FRESH SMOOTH, EASY MAKES IT REALLY FAMILY FRIENDLY. I MAY BRING THE KIDS HERE TO. >> THEY'RE SHOP ON WHEELS REACHING THOSE WITH LIMITED ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOODS. SMOOTHIES, NAMED AFTER A POPULAR DANCES. >> THERE'S THE NAE NAE AND THE DOGGY AND THE CHA-CHA AS WELL. >> 36-YEAR-OLD KEYON DAVIS STARTED HIS BUSINESS BY SERVING SMOOTHIES INSIDE A GYM. NOW, IT'S TRANSFORMED INTO WHAT HE CALLS THE MODERN-DAY CHAIRS. >> IT'S ABOUT BRINGING EVERYBODY TOGETHER AS A WHOLE AND THEN, AT THE END OF THE, DAY GETTING A SMOOTHIE WIRE HERE. >> HIS DEDICATION TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN TO EAT HEALTHY, DRINK HEALTHY AND LIVE HEALTHY. >> KEY'S BUSINESS WAS HIT HARD BY RISING FOOD COSTS, EXTREME SHORTAGES OF QUALITY FRUIT OFTEN MEANS HE GOES MONTHS WITHOUT NECESSARY INGREDIENTS. >> THE IMPORTANT THING ABOUT THE INFLATION FOR US IS THAT FRUIT FLUCTUATES SO MUCH. NORMALLY, I'D GET A CASE OF MANGOES FOR $70. THAT SAME CASE OF MANGOES AS $45 NOW. INFLATION IS GOING TO BE INFLATION, THERE'S NOTHING WE CAN DO TO CONTROL IT. ONLY THING WE CAN DO IS MAKE ADJUSTMENTS AND MANEUVER THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE. >> THE BEST WAY TO GIVE KEYON THE ULTIMATE BOOST? BRING IN FELLOW ATLANTA RESTAURANT TOURS AND PHILANTHROPIST PICCHI COLE AND DEREK HAYES. >> WE ARE STANDING RIGHT OUTSIDE SMOOTH AND GROOVE RIGHT NOW, GETTING READY TO SURPRISE KEYON FOR BLACK THIS MONTH. LET'S GO. HELLO! >> KEY ON, WHAT'S UP, BROTHER? >> IS THE BOSS HERE? >> THE NEWLY ENGAGED BUSINESS TITANS, GOING BEHIND THE COUNTER TO MAKE THEIR OWN BLENDED BEVERAGES. PINKIE AND DEREK RECENTLY EXPANDED THEIR OWN RESTAURANTS AND WE'RE READY TO OFFER WORDS OF A SYSTEM TO KEEP ON. >> HAS BUSINESS BEEN FOR YOU? >> IT'S BEEN GOOD. TO BE ABLE TO FOLLOW YOU TO AND SEE THE DYNAMIC OF THE IMPACT THAT YOU'LL MAKE NOT ONLY IN THE COMMUNITY BUT OVERALL. BEING ABLE TO EXPAND, YOU'VE GOT TO BE ABLE TO GO THROUGH UPS AND DOWNS, LOSSES, WINDS. >> YOU'VE GOT TO STAY GROUNDED. JUST KEEP PUSHING, BECAUSE IT'S NOT EASY. >> I WANT TO TOAST TO EXCELLENCE, TO HARD WORK, TO FAILURE. BECAUSE YOU GET TO FIND THE ASPIRATION IN THE LOSSES. TO BLACK BUSINESS MONTH. AND TO TELLING THE NARRATIVE THAT YOU CAN DO ANYTHING THAT YOU WANT TO DO AND THAT THERE IS NOTHING IMPOSSIBLE. SO, CHEERS TO SUCCESS. >> CHEERS! >> CHEERS TO SUCCESS. AND OUR THANKS TO ROBIN ROBERTS. I'M DIANE MACEDO, WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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