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a teacher was killed. a taxi driver just to mention a few. and celestine cheney, survivor of breast cancer and brain aneurysms. i'm sorry we're talking under these circumstances. can you just tell us a little bit about your mom? what was she like? >> oh, she was a beautiful person, outgoing, life of the party, you know? strong woman. she raised a single son by herself, you know? she was a beautiful person. >> and she must have loved her grand children. >> she definitely loved her grand children. >> how many grand kids does she have? >> six. >> wow. >> and one great grand. >> wow. that's amazing. and i know your family has said that she just would like to
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spread joy wherever she went. >> yep. that was her. she just was the life of the party, happy person. >> i mean, for -- for -- you know, she's a survivor of breast cancer, two brain aneurysms -- >> three brain aneurysms. >> three? wow. how are you -- how are you dealing with all this? >> day by day. >> i understand your mom was at the store with your aunt, that she wanted to get some strawberries to make a short cake. how did you get the news about what happened on saturday? >> my aunt called me. and she's like, hey, man, we're just on jefferson at the tops. there was a shooting. and i can't find your mother. did she call you? you know because -- i guess she thought they got split up. and i'm like, no, she didn't call me. so, she said, well, you need to come down here right now.
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and so we can figure this out. so, i got up and went down to the tops to see what was going on. when i got down there, it was cops everywhere, people everywhere. and we still couldn't find my mom. so, at the time, they brought out the last of the people in the building, and we still didn't find my mom. so, we thought she was in the hospital. but we soon found out that wasn't the case. >> and i understand your aunt survived. after they got separated, she survived by hiding in a freezer. how is she doing now? >> she's doing -- she's doing okay, but that was her baby sister. so, she's still fighting with the fact that she made it and her baby sister didn't. >> and i know your mom recently
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celebrated her 65th birthday. when was that? >> may 6. >> oh, my goodness. what -- when you -- i mean, given all that happened on saturday, what -- how do you -- how do you view it? what needs to change? this is -- it's just -- it's sickening and unacceptable. >> yeah. people need to change. you know? the rhetoric was so high on both sides. even though this is not a political event, but from the political arena, like, everybody hate everybody. don't know really know each other. they just hate because what they hear and see. so, like, even him going down there and shooting six grandmas
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or seven, it was all older black women. like, what jobs did them women take from you for you to say that you doing it because the blacks are taking over or whatever? them grandmas, they retired. most of them people retired that he went down there and murdered. >> wayne, i'm so sorry for your loss, and those words sound so small in the face of the greatness of your loss. and you and your family's loss. and i just -- i appreciate you spending some time with us and letting us know about your mom. and, again, our condolences. >> thank you for wanting to know about my mom. >> yeah. she sounds like an amazing, amazing woman. appreciate your time. you take care. >> you too. we are also learning more about the gunman, whose name we're not saying tonight or any night because frankly he doesn't deserve any more attention. authorities had to say today, almost all of it who are identifying. omar jiminez reports. >> reporter: new details show
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the alleged gunman meticulously planned the attack months in advance. investigators saying he's believed to have scouted the store in early march and prepared for a gun fight. >> because of the body armor that he had on, he could have easily retreated back into that store, where there were dozens of other customers in that store fleeing for their lives which could have turned that into a barricade and further slaughter. >> reporter: investigators piecing together the sequence of events from what authorities say was a racially motivated attack. the suspect seemingly planned on killing more black people if he could. >> it appears that way. again, we need to drill down further. >> reporter: federal investigators drilling down further, going to the home where the 18-year-old suspect lived with his parents, as well as the gun store where the suspect purchased the bush master assault rifle. they're also looking into his planning ahead of the attack, inclu including illegally modifying
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his gun to carry 30-round magazines. >> we are going to look into everything this young man was doing and thinking. >> reporter: including analyzing the alleged shooter's past, how last year police paid him a visit after he did a high school project on suicide. analyzing his state of mind. just before heading to the market, he's believed to have written and posted a 180-page statement proudly labelling himself a white supremacist and outlining the attack. the buffalo police commissioner says he live streamed the horrific attack that has scarred this community. still grieving over the lives of ten of their own. gunned down in a matter of min minutes. ruth whitfield was 86-year-old and on her way back from visiting her husband in his nursing home when she stopped for groceries. her son called and called. no one ever answered. >> you're looking for her. you find out. you go home.
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what's going through your head? >> i'm angry. hurt. she was a beautiful person. we're still -- we're still in the midst of this thing. one of the things that we, as a family, wanted to ensure is that we call it what it is. it is white supremacy. it is hate. it is racism. it is bigotry. and we've got to call it what it is and stop beating around the bush and take it head on because it's proliferating. it's not getting better. >> joins us now from buffalo. what else are you learning about this alleged gunman's visit to buffalo? >> well, anderson, for starters, buffalo's police chief says the suspect was basically doing recon prior to this particular shooting. sooen in the area or at least known to be in the sear as recently as this past friday and as early as months ago, back in march.
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earlier today fbi director christopher wray says based on what they know at this point, they believe this to be a targeted hate crime attack and an act of extreme racial -- or racial extremism. excuse me. but at this point, they do not believe -- we are not going to see federal charges at this point. prosecutors are working toward that. they're expecting to get to that point at some point later in the week. guns found at the scene and photographed show the words "white lives matter" written on them along with names of victims associated with black-on-white crimes. and, again, that is part of that federal investigation into potential charges as well. that would come on top of the state charge he already faces, which is first degree murder. he pleaded not guilty to that over the weekend, but he is due back in court on thursday. and lastly, president biden is expected to be here visiting with the families tomorrow, anderson. joining us now, the mayor of
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buffalo. mr. mayor, appreciate you joining us. how are you and the community doing tonight? >> it's been a hard two days, a very painful period in the city of buffalo, a lot of people grieving, a lot of people angry. we are a strong community. we're wrapping our arms around the families that lost precious loved ones. we are lifting and holding each other up and working to get through this very, very dark and difficult period in the history of our city. >> i understand you knew one of the people killed, the security guard, heroic security guard, aaron salter, former buffalo police lieutenant. i understand you knew his family. what do you want people to remember about him? and how is his family doing tonight? >> actually, i knew three of the
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people killed, knew officer salter very well, probably knew him for over 15 years, knew his parents. good man, a hard worker, cared about the community, someone that believed in protecting and serving the community. even after retiring from the buffalo police department, went to work at tops supermarket as a security officer continuing to protect and serve the community. and if not for his heroic actions engaging the shooter and exchanging fire with the shooter, there potentially could have been more people killed inside the tops supermarket on saturday. ruth whitfield, the mother of retired buffalo fire commissioner, garnell whitfield, wonderful woman, met her many times, heard the fire commissioner talk glowingly and reverently about his mother over the years.
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what a special person she was. married to her husband for about 68 years. >> wow. >> he has been sick for about eight of those years. and every single day, seven days a week, she went to see him in the nursing home, taking care of him as his primary caregiver. she is a tremendous loss to her family and to our entire community. and kat massey, a member of the buffalo naacp, a block club member, an active community member, any community meeting any city of buffalo talking about bettering this community and what can be done to improve and uplift the community, kat massey was there. she was a constant presence in this community. she will be terribly missed. >> i mean, the ripple effects of
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this, the lives lost, the families that are forever changed, and the community impacts of the, i mean, it is impossible to calculate. >> absolutely impossible to calculate the ripple effects. the loss of these ten precious lives is just absolutely still hard to process, hard to believe. before this occurred, the thought of something like this happening in buffalo, the city of good neighbors, a warm and welcoming community, was almost unimaginable. >> law enforcement officials said they'd been hearing about other threats since saturday's mass shooting. a man has been arrested in connection to that. do people in buffalo, specifically people in the black community, need to be worried about a potential copy cat at this point? >> law enforcement at every level, federal, state, buffalo
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police, every county sheriff's office, are on the highest alert. there was an arrest yesterday for threats. there was another arrest tonight. so, this is something that's being watched very closely by law enforcement. a lot of chatter on social media. a lot of calls, prank calls, threatening messages. but they're all being taken seriously, all being watched very closely. and this is not the place to try a copy cat type of activity. >> you told cnn earlier that far right public figures that promoted white replacement theory are complicit in these murders. obviously, they will deny that. what does accountability look like to you in that regard? >> i think one way accountability looks is to ban
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that kind of hate speech, that kind of misinformation on public air waves, in social media, on the internet. it should not be allowed. false information, hateful information, attempts to en end indoctrinate people in different forms of hate and violence on the internet and on the air waves of this nation should just absolutely be banned. it should not be tolerated. it should be denounced. >> mayor brown, i appreciate your time tonight. i'm sorry it's under these circumstances. >> thank you very much, anderson. coming up next, a former top fbi official on the challenges of preventing these mass killings in a social media environment and political climate that many, including mayor brown, fear encourages them. later, new developments in ukraine, the remarkable story of
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we touched on this earlier this evening that the alleged killer's weapons were covered in racist language includes "white lives matter" and the n-word. we've spoken about the white replacement theory ideology that the killer believed and wrote about in his rant, which he apparently plagiarized portions of. i'm going to get perspective from someone dealing with racism, including the capture of eric rudolph, assistant director writes sweker. could this attack have somehow been prevented? there were certainly red flags. this person was, you know, known to police and mental health professionals. >> yeah, anderson, most of these
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mass shooters are flashing red, especially the young ones like this. you look at parkland, you look at here, you know, these are young people who are, you know, at that age where they're pretty vulnerable to media influences, social networking influences, social media sites, et cetera. in this case, he was, indeed, flashing red. he wrote about a murder-suicide in his senior year in high school, and that got his -- that got law enforcement's attention. he also showed up in the last day of school in a full hazmat outfit. he was acting bizarre a year ago. always had a fascination with guns. he was evaluated from a mental health standpoint. apparently whoever did the evaluation didn't see a threat. that's in light of the fact that new york has a red flag law, in which you can -- which is a great tool for law enforcement. if they see someone who presents a danger, they can go and get what's sort of the equivalent of a restraining order that will
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prevent them from getting weapons. but somehow he fell through the cracks. he got his hands on an ar-15 extended magazine and went in and did the most heinous act. i think it was predictable and it was preventable. >> yeah, there's a lot we don't know about his family and stuff from the early reports we have. one of the guns found in his car was given to him by his dad for his birthday recently -- which i'm not sure why you would give a gun to someone who had mental health issues and wa s the shooth
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what we see as a sickening crime of 51 people killed in new zealand, this guy sees as something he needs to repeat. i'm not sure how there's any way to stop that. >> yeah, it's hard for us to see things through the eyes of a deeply disturbed individual like this. but i think there is a viral nature to this and other mass shootings and other catastrophic events like this. you know, the influence of prior events, social media coverage, regular media coverage, i think tends to highlight the cause. in their perverted minds, they think they're doing something noble. they think they're doing something that makes their life count for something. it's twisted. it's hard to get our minds around it. but we see it time and time again. and that's why, you know, that's why we -- i think most of us in law enforcement would like to
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see the political dialogue tone down and not demonize everyone for not seeing things the way you see them and not instill fear in people because those right wing or left wing, you name it, they have wing nuts on both sides and they're sitting there seething and waiting and looking for someone to blame. >> yeah. what type of challenges do law enforcement face? i mean, trying to track down and stop someone like this before an attack, is that -- obviously there can be red flags. police can get involved. but we live in a free country. you can't just hold somebody because they seem -- seem nuts. >> you know, the biggest challenge in domestic terrorism is the first amendment. and i don't mean the first amendment is a bad thing. it's a good thing. but law enforcement can't just creep around on the internet looking for threats. they need tips from people. they don't crawl the internet without some sort of predication or some sort of pre-existing information that's been brought to their attention.
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so, they're really relying on tips and leads from people who know and observe the bizarre behavior of people who are percolating, if you will, the things that they're posting, the things they're saying, the things they're writing. i look at the parents. i look at people that know this person and many of the other shooters. the parkland shooter sticks out as a very similar situation here where people -- you know, some people picked up the phone. some people provided tips and leads. so, it's the obligation of law enforcement to follow up on it aggressively. i think they just see too much of this and they get complacent. >> i appreciate your time tonight. thank you. coming up the incredible story of one of the shoppers shot by the suspected gunman outside the supermarket, shot up close in the neck. i'll speak with his mom. he survived. i'll speak to his mom about how. good thing adding lysol laundry sanitizezer kills 99.9% of bacteria that detergents can't. clean is good, sanitized is better. ♪ only two things are forever:
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as we remember the ten people who lost their lives during the mass shooting in buffalo, we also have the stories of those who survived the attack. one of the wounded is xavier goodman. he was outside the supermarket helping a person with her shopping cart. how is your son doing? how are you doing? >> he is -- he is fine, and so that's making me fine. he's actually -- i'm pulling from his strength at this moment. he is -- his recovery has been a
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miracle. what happened to him has been a miracle. and his recovery has been great. he is not really taking any pain meds. so, he says he's not really in pain. he's eating and just -- being him. >> it's incredible given what he has been through. can you just take us through -- i know he told you everything about what happened. can you just walk us through what happened to him? >> he called me to tell me. he said, mom, get here now. mom, get here now. i got shot. and zair said he was outside the store helping a woman -- i think he said with a cart or her groceries or something like that, an older woman, he said.
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and he said out the corner of his eye, he saw a man get out of a blue car with full army gear on. and his head was covered. his hair, head, face, everything was covered. and he saw his gun. and he pointed it at zair and shot him. >> do you know how far away he was? >> i don't know how far away. but he -- zair said he was pretty close. he wasn't that far away. and then he shot the older lady that zair was helping right in front of him. >> do you know if the older -- the older lady survived? >> she did not. >> and your son, zair, was shot, i understand, in the neck. is that right? >> zair was shot in his lower neck, like, right here, and it went out his back on the left
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side. >> oh, my god. and the -- i mean, it's incredible that he survived that. >> divinely orchestrated, right? how does -- how does a person walk away from that? how does a bullet miss your spine? how does it miss everything? how does -- how does that happen? >> a few centimeters or a few inches in one direction, it could -- >> yeah. or the other. any direction, and he could be paralyzed or he wouldn't be here. >> did -- did they remove -- the bullet passed all the way through him? >> well, it was -- the doctor told me that it was one of those bullets that when it goes into you, it shatters. it explodes. so, zaire has been left with
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shrapnel inside of him that they said would probably eventually come out, out of his skin at some point. but it would do more harm to do surgery to remove it, so they don't want to do that. so, zaire, truly a miracle, has not had surgery. he didn't even get stitches. >> is that right? wow. and he called you from the parking lot when he was on the ground. >> well, he -- he said that one of his coworkers helped him up, and they ran across the street away from the store. and then he called me. >> i see. and he stayed on the phone with you. you were on the phone when emts came. >> yep. all the way until he got to the hospital. >> and now that you know the result of what happened, the deaths of so many people, how do you see this? what do you -- what do you think about what happened? >> i'm disgusted. i'm angry.
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my son was at work, right? like, he's at work. he's doing his job, and this happened to him. ten people are dead. ten people from my community are dead, from the east side of buffalo are dead. you know, a terrorist -- a terrorist -- came into my home, which is my community. >> zeneta, i'm so sorry we're talking under these circumstances. but i'm so glad you're son is alive. >> he's protected. he's divinely protected. i believe that. i believe that the ancestors had his back literally that day. yeah. the universe shifted for my baby on that day. and i am grateful -- and i'm grateful for that because ten families can't say that today. >> zeneta, i wish you the best.
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continued strength. >> thank you, anderson. i appreciate you. coming up, the breaking news out of ukraine. the months-long siege of the steel plant in mariupol is over. hundreds left inside that slate of resistance finally evacuated. how it all came to an end after 82 days next. just one drop means all day relief, and my eyes...feel amazing. new clear eyes allergy. your eyes deserve the best™. we have to be able to repair the enamel on a daily basis.
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more breaking news. ukraine's military has declared an end to the 82-day-long combat mission of the azovstal steel complex to hold off russian forces, a site that's become a symbol of the resistance of this invasion. the defenders of mariupol have, quote, defended the order, and are heroes of our time. more than 260 additional people were said to have been evacuated, including 53 seriously wounded. most of the city has fall ton the russians, but ukrainian forces are claiming major gains elsewhere in ukraine. and the united kingdom claims the russians may have already lost one-third of its combat forces enside the country. vladimir putin has failed to achieve his goals.
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nato about to expand, not break up, as he hopes. he's lashing out at finland and sweden today over their new moves to join the alliance after decade of neutrality, warning it will cause a response. but he's trying to play off like it wouldn't be a threat to russia. cnn military analyst general wesley clark. general clark, sweden announcing their intention to join nato. how big a deal is that? >> i think it's a great thing that they're joining. of course they've worked closely with nato for years, as has finland. and it was always a very close relationship. but they weren't actually members of the decision making body. we did do joint military exercises and so forth. i think this does improve the security position of the three baltic states, latvia, es stone i can't, lithuania. this gives nato the potential in a time of crisis to have greater control over the baltic sea.
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so, it's a very positive move for nato militarily and politically. >> british military intelligence said on sunday that russia has likely lost roughly one-third of the ground forces it committed to the war in ukraine. i mean, we don't know -- we can't verify that ourselves. president zelenskyy had said russia has lost as many as 27,000 forces inside ukraine. if that is true, they've lost one-third. i mean, that's an astounding amount, isn't it, in so short a time. >> really high level loss. but the figures are, like, 20,000, 25,000 killed and maybe twice that many wounded. that's 65,000, 70,000 that are casualties. some of those that are wounded will recover. but yes that's a high rate of loss in a short period of time. >> the soviet forces in afghanistan lost a total of about 15,000 troops. >> yeah, that's correct.
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15,000 dead. >> yeah. >> so, they've lost much more here than they did killed in afghanistan. >> over the course of many years. >> these are like world war ii eastern front battle losses where huge armies fought and were surrounded. in one encirclement, a million russians were captured and taken prisoner early in the war in 1941. >> it's just extraordinary. >> yeah. it's war on the industrial scale. it really is. >> ukraine's deputy defense minister said that 260 people have been evacuated from the steel plant. what do you make of -- you know, this was so-called phase two of russian -- they took their troops out from the kyiv area, gave up on trying to take over kyiv. we're going to focus on the east. now it seems like they're basically removing troops from kharkiv or being pushed back and are now just focusing on the south. >> well, i think putin wants
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whatever he can get. secretary austin pleaded with the soviet russian minister defense on friday to do a ceasefire around mariupol. and the italian, german, the french leaders all talked to putin. so, putin is sort of gradually adjusting his objectives. but he wants the south. this is sort of a bittersweet moment, anderson, because these incredibly brave soldiers in mariupol have done a fantastic job. and as long as they were there, putin couldn't claim it. well, they're going to be gone. and if so, he lays claim and says, this is part of russia now. then we have a different problem in the negotiations or in the ending of the conflict. ukraine doesn't want to cede any terrain to russia and especially not this terrain in the south that's on the black sea. and so this would be really, really unpleasant if the whole conflict stopped right here.
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it would be very difficult for ukraine, after all those sacrifices, 600, $800 trillion worth of damage, thousands of war crimes. and then the world says, okay, well, let's stop the fighting and, you know, russia is a big country. they've got oil. we have to get along with russia. >> yeah. >> please, ukraine, get along with them. you know, after people have killed your families and slaughtered like that, boy, you're asking a lot. >> yeah. >> to pressure ukraine. and the united states said we would never do it. and yet our allied leaders are doing it. >> yeah. >> this is a really -- moment for ukraine. >> a lot of ukrainians i've spoken to said, look, after bucha, it's hard to make any deal with giving them any territory whatsoever. to an exclusive now, sam kylie got to accompany ukraine's secret force. he was there for capture of a
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suspected spy for the russians and brings us this report. >> reporter: this is the former headquarters of the sbu. that's the secret police, effectively, of ukraine. now, it was hit right at the beginning of the war with an air strike. clearly from the russian perspective, this is an immediate necessity to knock out the sbu's capacity here in kramatorsk because it is from this location that the counterintelligence operation would have been run. >> translator: we've been working on him for about four days. we have a complete picture of his actions. >> reporter: this is ukraine's most secretive force, the equivalent of the fbi and then some. sergey says, we have identified a person who, according to our intelligence, is committing a crime. simply put, this is a person who transmits to the russian side. the russian military, information about the locations of our units.
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they have orders to grab an alleged russian spy. the sbu says the spies feed information to russia's aircraft and artillery. in this region, the sbu says it catches one or two agents run by russia every day. and today's suspect is being watched. there he goes, having a smoke. all units, green pants, black sweatshirt, 1,000. special forces sweep in. resistance, pointless. two ukrainians are asked to witness the interrogation. with our camera present, protocols are followed to the letter. he's told why he's arrested, for
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high treason during martial law and confesses on the spot to spying. he says he was allegedly recruited online, gets orders on a messaging app by someone called nicolai. the suspect says he got about $10 for his alleged spying, which included the locations of alleged military units in the town. according to an alleged exchange between him and his handler, the suspect was arrested mid-mission. [speaking foreign language ] [speaking foreign language]
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>> reporter: there's no death penalty for traitors here, but as he's driven through these gates, he'll know if tried and convicted, he'll spend a lifetime behind bars. his hometown is under constant russian bombardment. so, for him, this is no small victory. russia is hitting us with millss, rockets, and rair raids. these missiles hit the coordinates transmitted by these people. people die in these attacks. soldiers and civilians. but he adds, the more atrocities the russians commit, the harder it's getting for the kremlin to recruit spies. back home for primary elections are hours away with contests in battleground pennsylvania. we have details ahead.
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races tomorrow. there's now some deep uncertainty for democrats in pennsylvania hoping to flip a crucial seat. also some unexpected terms in the republican senate primary there. cnn's jeff zeleny has details. >> reporter: a chaotic close to the pennsylvania senate primary. the leading democratic candidate, john fetterman, will spend election day in the hospital, recovering from a stroke he suffered late last week that his campaign did not reveal until sunday in this video with his wife by his side. >> we hit a little bump on the campaign trail. >> yeah. it was on friday. i just wasn't feeling very well, so i decided, you know what? i need to get checked out. >> i made you get checked out. >> reporter: on the eve of the primary in one of the nation's most closely watched senate races, far more drama and uncertainty on the republican side, where it's a three-way fight to the finish. a late grassroots surge from kathy barnette is threatening to upend a battle from between
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mehmet oz and david mccormick. all three are trying to win over undecided voters. >> i earnestly believe 13 months ago that if pennsylvanians knew they had a better option, you would have the good sense to take it. >> reporter: donald trump hangs heavy over the race where his endorsement of oz has outraged many hard core members of the maga movement, who are turning to barnette. >> i don't think we have any more room to just pick a warm body with an "r" next to their name and call that a win for us. >> reporter: in a radio interview today, barnette would not commit to supporting the gop nominee if she doesn't win. do you believe that's dangerous for the party given how important this seat is? >> i believe the stakes are so high. i think we as republicans have to win this seat. so i believe i'm going to win
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this primary, but if i weren't to win, then i would support whoever the candidate was that was selected by the voters. >> reporter: republicans are not deciding whether to choose a candidate in trump's mold. that's been settled. but, rather, how trumpian they hope their next senator will be. >> the 45th president of the united states, donald trump, is actually going to call in. >> he's a loyal maga person. and, again, i've known him for a long time, and he'll be your next senator. he's going to win it all. >> reporter: oz has struggled to close the sale with conservatives like rich hoen shult. >> donald trump is not jesus. he's capable of making a mistake. the stuff i've seen about oz, he doesn't come across to me as a conservative. >> even president trump's endorsement is not enough to sway you? >> no, it's not. >> reporter: and you could see from the voter we spoke to right there who was wearing a kathy barnette shirt and a trump hat. so he does plan to vote for kathy barnette. new information tonight from our cnn k-file colleagues. they unearthed a copy of a video
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that kathy barnette gave the day before the january 6th stop the steal rally. she in fact led three busloads of people to the capitol, the very building where she is trying to work should she be elected senator. she called it the 1776 moment. now, her spokespeople said she did not go inside the capitol that day. she did not participate in violence. but it just shows how close she was to that movement. ironically, the former president, donald trump, speaking at that mehmet oz rally tonight. he said, she has not been vetted. she is not qualified to win the general election. anderson, that gets to the point here. can the former president control his movement or can he not? we'll find out tomorrow. >> jeff zeleny, appreciate it. thanks. morere news ahead. we'll be right back. that detergents can't.ctera clean is good, sanitized is better. ♪ hybrid work is here.
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