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Democratic presidential candidate, and former Vice President Joe Biden at Philadelphia City Hall in Pennsylvania on June 2. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden told "CBS Evening News" in an interview broadcast Tuesday night he "absolutely" believes there is "systemic racism" in law enforcement and also "across the board."

Details: In his interview with CBS' Norah O'Donnell, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee outlined how he would address systemic racism in the criminal justice system if he were elected, including having a national, public registry on police misconduct that would be reported to the Department of Justice.

Zoom in: Asked by O'Donnell whether there is systemic racism in law enforcement, Biden replied, "Absolutely. But it's not just in law enforcement, it's across the board.

  • "It's in housing, it's in education, and it's in everything we do. It's real. It's genuine. It's serious."
  • Biden stressed that not all law enforcement officers are racist and that there are some "good cops out there." But there had been too many examples of racism in law enforcement.

Of note: Biden's views on systemic racism differ to those of top Trump administration officials. Attorney General Bill Barr told CBS News Sunday that he understands the African American community's "distrust" with police, but denied U.S. law enforcement is systemically racist.

  • White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien said on CNN Sunday he doesn't believe there is systemic racism among law enforcement in the U.S., but there are "a few bad apples" giving police a bad name.

What else he's saying: Biden denied that the Black Lives Matter protests that began two weeks ago over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody had affected his decision on who to choose as his vice presidential running mate.

  • "It's really important that, whomever you pick as a vice president, agrees with you in terms of your philosophy of government, and agrees with you on the systemic things that you want to change," he said, adding that the ideal vice president should be strong and prepared to give their "unvarnished opinion and be able to privately argue with the president if they disagree."

The big picture: Biden has committed to choosing a woman as his pick. An announcement is expected around August 1.

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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The top Republicans who aren't voting for Trump in 2020

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said last week that he cannot support President Trump's re-election.

Why it matters: Hogan, a moderate governor in a blue state, joins other prominent Republicans who have publicly said they will either not vote for Trump's re-election this November or will back Biden.

Sep 18, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Biden's hardline Russia reset

Photo Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios. Getty Images photos: Mark Reinstein

When he talks about Russia, Joe Biden has sounded like Ronald Reagan all summer, setting up a potential Day 1 confrontation with Russian President Vladimir Putin if Biden were to win.

Why it matters: Biden has promised a forceful response against Russia for both election interference and alleged bounty payments to target American troops in Afghanistan. But being tougher than President Trump could be the easy part. The risk is overdoing it and making diplomacy impossible.

Biden: "I trust vaccines, I trust scientists, but I don’t trust Donald Trump"

In remarks in Delaware on Wednesday, Joe Biden made clear that he trusts the scientists on a coronavirus vaccine but not President Trump, laying out a list of three criteria he wants the administration to meet to ensure the process is not politicized.

Why it matters: Republicans have been criticizing Biden and other Democrats as being anti-vaccine in the wake of recent comments about whether they’d take a vaccine approved by the Trump administration on an expedited timetable.