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hello and welcome to our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. i'm michael holmes. appreciate your company. coming up here on "cnn newsroom," the fallout from the first january 6th hearings. testimony, evidence and damning video aimed at painting donald trump as a dangerous and rogue president. why one political expert says american democracy hangs in the balance. controversy rages over the police response to the texas school shooting. we'll hear from the heartbroken
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parents of one of the wounded who say their son is just not the same. and u.s. president joe biden promises to keep battling inflation as prices for everyday items continue to spiral upwards. there is a growing sense of urgency among some members of congress ahead of monday's second hearing on the january 6th investigation. the select committee has planned six more hearings this month to present its preliminary findings. they say their investigation paints a damning portrait of then president trump as the central figure behind that failed coup. one committee member previewed what's to come. >> well, we're going to go methodically through each of the major problem areas with the
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former president. for example, examining his claims of fraud. that was important because it was false. we know that he was told that it was false. and yet he continued to stir up the american people with false narratives. >> now the former president donald trump firing back after the panel used his own daughter's testimony against him. the latest now from cnn's ryan nobles. >> reporter: the january 6th select committee has begun to make its case that donald trump is to blame for what happened on january 6th. using the words of trump's closest allies like attorney general bill barr. >> i made it clear i did not agree with the idea of saying the election was stolen and putting out this stuff, which i told the president was bullshit. >> reporter: and family members. >> i respect attorney general barr. so i accepted what he -- was
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saying. >> reporter: to lay the groundwork that trump knew he lost the election, but sop told supporters he won any way. the former president already taking back, taking to his new social media platform claiming his daughter had, quote, long since checked out and in my opinion was only trying to be respectful to bill barr. meanwhile, the committee is forging ahead. the committee planning for seven public hearings in all. the second scheduled for monday, the 13th. and the third on wednesday, with a fourth to be held on thursday the 16th. vice chair cheney teasing out the themes each hearing will hit on. she said hearing 2 will show trump's massive effort to spread false and fraudulent information about the election. the third will focus on how the former president, quote, corruptly planned to replace the attorney general. and then a committee to what was trump's idea to get then vice president pence to refuse to count electoral votes for biden. >> hang mike pence! >> reporter: trump claiming he
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neverence endorsed his supporters calling to hang mike pence, calling it a made up story. claiming how trump corruptly pressured state legislatures. and six and seven, zeroing in on how trump summoned a violent mob to the capitol that led to a deadly riot. all with the aim of convincing the american people of a conspiracy to overturn the election directed by trump. >> it's a pretty simple story of a president who lost, who couldn't stand losing. >> reporter: republicans lining congressman jim jordan who was a focus of the investigation attempting to downplay the committee's work. >> this was a partisan production put on by the former head of abc news. i don't think we learned anything new. >> reporter: and committee chair bennie thompson telling cnn the committee has a lot more to share. >> we have a number of witnesses who have come forward that people have not talked to before. that will document a lot of what
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was going on in the trump orbit while all of this was occurring. >> reporter: and the impact of the violence on january 6th still being felt today. >> that day, it was just hours of hand-to-hand combat, hours of dealing with things that were way beyond any law enforcement officer has ever trained for. >> reporter: and as the committee continues to make its case, president biden is endorsing their work and encouraging americans to pay attention. >> it's important the american people understand what truly happened. i tell you what. there is a lot going on. >> reporter: and among the revelations from thursday night was one from vice chair liz cheney that there were republican members of congress that asked the former president, donald trump, for pardons before they left office. and she identified one of them. representative scott perry of pennsylvania. perry pushes back on that claim in a post on twitter saying the
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idea that he ever sought a pardon for himself or anyone else is an absolute shameless and soulless lie. cheney says the committee has evidence that he did just that. we'll have to see if that evidence is revealed before these hearings are complete in the month of june. ryan nobles, cnn on capitol hill. joining me now is a professor of political science at the university of toronto's monk school of global affairs and public policy. great to have you with us, professor. no democracy is perfect, but how much more dysfunctional has american democracy become in recent years? and specifically, post january 6th? >> thanks. every democracy has corruption, gridlock, things don't get done. that's the normal sort of dysfunction you see. but in no established democracy have you seen a major coup attempt to overturn a democratic election. you know, this is much more reminiscent of the kind of cases
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i study, sierra leone in africa, liberia, those kind of places, not one of the richest countries in the world and the oldest democracies in the world. >> the article you wrote in foreign affairs, which was fascinating, it was headlined why constitutional crises and political violence could soon be the norm. and you write about potential endemic protracted, raging instability. how much did the years of trump with the misinformation, the divisive rhetoric play into what you write about, or were those risks there any way? >> well, that's an interesting question. i think to a certain extent, these issues have been bubbling up for a while. i think if it were simply a question of trump, i would be more optimistic, because trump is 70 something years old. eventually he is going to die. but really, the problem has been for a long time the republican party itself i believe.
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not always. but basically, since the early 2000s, the republican party has increasingly come to believe that it cannot win free and fair elections. so you've had this increasing effort began in the 2000s to restrict the right to vote. various efforts by people like mitch mcconnell to undermine the democratic process by not allowing the democratic president barack obama to select a supreme court justice. so this was all pretrump. this is when no one thought when trump was simply a joke. but trump really sort of took it to a whole another level in terms of as we saw in late 2020 with an overt effort to overturn an election. that is something americans have never done. >> do you think americans by and large adopt a -- it can't happen here approach when it comes to the notion of widespread violent political unrest, that it's
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something that happens in other countries. surely can't happen here. >> yeah, absolutely. and for a lot -- for good reason, it's totally understandable. we've had in the united states a stable democracy of about 150 years since the end of the civil war. it's worked pretty well. and furthermore, as a political scientist looking across case, it's really it's hard to find a country as rich as the united states that has an a democracy of the united states that's broken down. so we're really in sort of uncharted territory. nonetheless, when you look at the united states and what's going on, it's clear that instability is sort of in its future. >> it's a fascinating article. i urge people to read it. it does seem incredible. but as you do write, the united states score on the freedom house global freedom index is on a par with panama and romania and below argentina, lithuania and mongolia. can the risks you write about be
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mitigated? >> yeah, well, first of all, i have to say i also study ukraine. and i'll tell you, i'm a little more optimistic about democracy in ukraine than i am in the united states. ukraine is much more unified right now. it faces the threat from russia. but i think the sort of fundamental problems of u.s. democracy are hard to overcome, which is that you have one of the major parties of the republican party which is overtly authoritarian. and i think -- i'm not sure how that changes in the near term. i do think that sort of there is a way to mitigate it, which is that we have to understand the united states -- every election is not an election about big government or small government or left or right ideology. it's about whether the country remains a democracy or not. and i think what this means is that we're going have to in the united states have a coalition of small d democrats across the ideological divide. this means bringing bernie
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sanders on one side with liz cheney on the other, united around support for american democracy. and this sort of grand coalition is the only way we're going to survive as a democracy in the united states. >> well, the other thing is, if there is a will to do it. and going back to the endemic protracted raging instability, i was talking to somebody about this segment earlier, and they said the truly frightening part is not that half the country is unaware that this sort of political violence is a real danger. it's that half the country would perhaps welcome it. >> absolutely. i think polls show that 30% of republicans think that violence is necessary to save the united states. and the whole nature of political violence has changed recently. so we have a situation where the people carrying out political violence tend to be older. tend to be more established. they tend to have families,
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jobs, go to church. the violence has really entered the american mainstream in a way that it has not in the past. >> i urge people to read your piece in foreign affairs. it is eye-opening and prescient perhaps. we hope not. professor lucan way, thank you so much. >> thank you. shifting now the war in ukraine. that country's military intelligence says russia's economic resources can keep the war going for another year. intelligence officials say moscow will likely try to pause the fighting at some point to try to get the sanctions lifted. but after that, the invasion would resume. meanwhile, in mariupol, the city's mayor says russia is not even trying to give proper burials to civilians during its bombardment of the city. he says russian forces have torn down 1300 high-rise apartment
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buildings, even though there were dozens of bodies buried under each of them. the mayor says those remains are now being dumped at a landfill along with the rubble from the buildings. and ukraine is condemning what it calls a sham trial of three foreign fighters who fought in its military. they've been sentenced to death in a pro-russian separatist region which considers them mercenaries. but ukraine says they are legitimate military members protected by the geneva conventions. salma abdulaziz joins me live from kyiv to talk more about what's going there. russia moving to solidify its gains. the question is how long can it hold on to the territories it's captured. >> yes. and michael, you mentioned those comments there from ukrainian officials saying they believe russia can continue the war at its current pace for a year. that's highly concerning, of course. and what this war has turned into is an artillery war. and what's concerning for
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ukrainian officials is russia, according to ukrainian officials has 10 to 15 artillery pieces for every one of ukraine's artillery paces. we already see this playing out in severodonetsk where they say they are catastrophically low on artillery as russian troops continue to pound these ukrainian defenders. they've pushed them back to fortified positions. ukraine is trying to hold on to a third of the city. they're rung off of weapons. they are outgunned and outmanned. they are desperate for western weapons to arrive. they can't arrive fast enough. but to your point about solidifying gains, i want to show that broader map of exactly what those gains are so far for russia. because there is a strategic, of course, plan here behind them. you see all along that eastern front all the down to those new gains in the south, kherson, mariupol reaching down to of course crimea peninsula that was
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annexed in 2014. russia is already making use of this territory. it's already trying to build territory. it's already reopening ports in mariupol and berdyansk after they've been demined. that's according to russian officials. they're rebuilding railways. they're opening canals as well. so when you have a ukrainian force that is, again, running out of weapons, struggling to slow an advance, an inch by inch, meter by meter advance from russian force, it's hard to imagine they could regain or be able to pull back into places like mariupol and kherson and the lost territories in the donbas region. but let's zero in on mariupol in particular, because that of course is sort of a symbolic city now for ukraine, devastated by russian artillery, shells, bombed for three months. ukrainian officials tell us 22,000 people may have died in three months of war there. and we have pictures to show you
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the result of that very horrific conflict, and absolutely decimated city where as you mention ukrainian -- rather russian forces are clearing the rubble, clearing the buildings, trying to make that land theirs again. and not even taking the time to give those residents killed in that fighting the dignity of a burial. not even pulling out the bodies, the result is that there is a cholera outbreak right now in the city. so russia is moving to make these places functional again for its own purposes. but you can see just the horror and devastation left behind there, michael. >> absolutely. salma, thanks for the update. salma abdul aziz there in kyiv. stick around. when we come back here on "cnn newsroom," disturbing new questions about the police response to the texas school shooting and the parents of one child tell us what their wounded 10-year-old son is going through right now. we'll be right back. with diabet, fingersticks can be a real challenge. that's's why i use the freestyle libre 2 system.
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we are getting new and some would say puzzling details about the mass shooting at a texas elementary school. in his first extensive interview, pete arredondo, the uvalde schools police chief is now saying that he didn't take
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his police radios with him into the school, was not aware of the 911 calls coming from inside the classroom, and never considered himself the incident commander. he told the texas tribune, quote, i didn't issue any orders. i called for assistance and asked for an extraction tool to open the door. enquote. meanwhile, those affected by the mass shooting doing the best to cope with the scars left by the tragedy. cnn's spoke to the parents of a student who survived but say he's just not the same. >> in the chaotic moments after the shooting, they grabbed their injured 10-year-old son, gilberto matta through a bus window as students were being evacuated. >> me and my brother-in-law were telling him get out of the window because he came to the back of the window. get out of the window, and he hopped out. >> reporter: he was then rushed
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to the hospital. a bullet had ricocheted into his leg. not long beforehand, he was in class when according to his fbi interview transcript summarized by his attorney, the gunman walked in with what matta described as creepy music blaring from his phone and said "it's time to die. you guys are mine." his two teacher, irma garcia and eva mireles were killed. many of his classmates too, including his best friend, jayla silguero. according to his family, he would always tell silguero's mom he would protect jayla. >> he had told her, i'll protect her. and that day he told her i'm sorry i couldn't. i couldn't protect her. >> did he see her get killed? his best friend? he watched his best friend get killed right in front of him? >> silguero is among the 21
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faces now living on in memorials and in the hearts of this community. cam they say their son has visited the memorial sites, a different person than who he was before the shooting. >> he don't like big crowds no more. he used to like let's go do this, go do this. >> it makes me so mad. it makes me sad too. >> and why is that? >> because it's not him. i just miss him, like dancing around, picking on his little brother, you know. >> reporter: it's part of why they're now exploring legal action, potential civil suits against law enforcement, the school district, or even daniel defense, the manufacturer of the gun used in the attack. >> the right to bear arms. but we also live in a society that has a pattern and practice of 18-year-olds doing mass shootings. i believe i can make a product's
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liability argument that you make a dangerous product and put it into the wrong hands, just like anything else. >> reporter: martinez and camacho now face a difficult question with their son. how is he ever going to be able to walk into a school again? >> i don't know. i don't know if -- >> i honestly don't know what we're going to do. >> he is going to have to face his fears. he's never going to put it behind him. men that go to war have ptsd. and i imagine with a little mind like that, a young mind, what he has to go through. i'm never going to know. she is never going to know, you're never going to know what see is going through. >> it's going to be a listening journey for gilberto matta who embodies what so many in this community are dealing with. it's not just about what happened more than two weeks ago at this point. it's about the feels that have
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persisted day in and day out. i should also mention we've reached out to daniel defense multiple times, but haven't heard back. they did, though, post a statement to their website calling the shooting itself an evil act. omar jimenez, cnn, uvalde, texas. still to the come on the program, u.s. inflation rising at its fastest pace in decades, and president biden vows to tame the soaring prices. we'll have more on that after the break. oh i get it. so you can take e your old phone, that you've had for 1212 years and loved every minute of, and d trade it in for something new that suits your life now?? that's rigight, yeah. and then enjoy immediate susuccess, even though you'll never forgrget your old phone. ever. it's a great trade. life-changing. get a free samsung galaxy s22 with any galaxy trade-in. any year. any condition. only at at&t.
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now as prices go up in the united states so, too the pain for everyday consumers. but high inflation isn't just an american problem. it's a global issue. have a look at these latest numbers there on the screen. and by the way, no, the turkey figure is not a mistake. 73.5%. back in the u.s., president joe biden is assuring americans that he is doing everything he can to tame inflation. cnn's kaitlan collins reports. >> i understand americans are anxious, and they're anxious for good reason. >> reporter: president biden staring down a massive political liability. >> make no mistake about it, i understand inflation is a real challenge to american families. >> reporter: new data shows
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consumer price soared last month, sending inflation climbing 8.6% from last year, the highest since 1981. biden delivers the bad news today, after predicting six months ago that the inflation crisis had hit its peak. >> i think you'll see it change sooner, quicker, more rapidly than it will take than most people think. >> reporter: prices are now higher for everything from food, fuel, rent, to used cars as biden officials say that taming inflation is their highest priority. we are open to ideas. again, some of them require working with congress. the president is focused on lowering costs for families. >> reporter: but those same official says the bulk of the response will fall to the federal reserve as friday's numbers only offer more reason for the central bank to continue raising interest rates. >> as part of his plan, i know this doesn't sound like a plan, but first and foremost, he respects the independence of the federal reserve. >> reporter: the figures could spell doom for democrats in the
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upcoming elections this november as biden lashed out republicans, shipping conglomerate, russian president putt tind and oil companies today. >> exxon made more money than god this year. >> reporter: only 28% approve of biden's handling of the economy. obviously, when you have a concern about higher gas price, it raises questions whether people are going to try to limit their summer travel plans. one move that the travel industry is welcoming is the decision to lift that negative test requirement for travelers coming into the united states by plane. they are lifting that for the first time since january 2021. they say they'll reevaluate in 20 day, make sure there are no new troublesome variants. they say it will go into effect at midnight on sunday. kaitlan collins, cnn, traveling with the president in los angeles. the u.s. defense secretary is calling out china for what he says are coercive and aggressive actions in the indo-pacific
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region. lloyd austin speaking earlier at asia's premier defense conference in singapore and vowed that america will stand by its allies against any pressure from beijing. cnn's oren liebermann joins me now from the summit in singapore. and some pretty strong words being exchanged between the u.s. and china, in particular over taiwan. >> absolutely. taiwan was the major issue when defense secretary lloyd austin met his chinese counterpart last night here at the shangri-la dialogue. and remained a major issue in austin's speech, which started off as the keynote speech this morning. at first austin talked about the importance of sovereignty and international rules-based order and the importance of larger neighbors not taking over or trying to determine the fate of their smaller neighbors. he didn't at the beginning mention taiwan. but towards the end of his speech, he then very clearly made it obvious what he was talking about, saying that the people's republic of china, through their actions and
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statements, had made it clear that they were acting more aggressively not only with taiwan, but throughout the region that includes some recent instances where chinese military aircraft came close to australian and canadian surveillance aircraft in the region. but he said that's not the end of it. it comes in the form of statements as well. where he expressed concern in the meeting is that china was trying to alter the status quo when it comes to taiwan and the u.s. said look. our policy hasn't changed. standing by the one china policy but allows the u.s. to arm taiwan and train it in the event that china would try to do something unilateral, that is an invasion of taiwan. of course, china fired back saying it was foreign powers and influence, that is the united states that are trying to change the status quo when it comes to taiwan. so when it comes to this key issue between the u.s. and china, very little common ground between the world's two pre preeminent powers. >> thanks for the update there in singapore, oren liebermann for us.
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we're going take a quick break. when we come back on the program, president biden once wanted to make saudi arabia a pariah. now he is changing course and seeking to reset america's relationship with the kingdom. we'll explain why after the break. it's started. somewhere between a cuddle and a struggle, it's...the side hug. tween milestones like this may start at age 9.
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invited. some policy analysts doubt the pledges are significant enough to make a difference. the u.s., though, is hoping to repair ties with another key ally, saudi arabia. senior officials have told the kingdom the u.s. is prepared to reset their relationship and effectively move on from the 2018 murder of "washington post" columnist jamal khashoggi. it's a dramatic about-face for president joe biden who came into office vowing to make saudi arabia a pariah over khashoggi's murder. >> reporter: president biden vowing to make saudi arabia a pariah when he was on the campaign trail set the tone of if relationship when he took office. until now it hasn't gotten better. a few months after joe biden became president, his head of intelligence issued a report, saying the crown prince of saudi arabia, mbs as he is known, approved of the murder of
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"washington post" journalist jamal khashoggi. the biden administration said at the time they wanted to recalibrate the relationship. mbs and biden don't speak because biden has insisted with dealing with his direct counterpart, which is king salman. now the biden white house wants to reset this relationship and get it back to a much more conventional place. for months, senior biden officials have been traveling to saudi arabia, working towards this reset. one senior u.s. official told our colleague natasha bertrand that the relationship needs to move past the killing of jamal khashoggi, that it can't be held hostage by his murder. that's because of the realities of the world, perhaps nothing more than russia's war in ukraine and the impact it has had on the global economy. gas prices and inflation have skyrocketed. the u.s. needs saudi help in the oil market and having saudi arabia produce more oil. so much of this is about economic factors. as one u.s. official told me, the white house's fear and anxiety is making them throw
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principle out the door. this is of course, a major disappoint for many who wanted a tougher stance against saudi arabia, particularly on human rights issues. i reached out to jamal khashoggi's fiancee as we reported that president biden will likely visit saudi arabia next month and meet with the crown prince. and she told me that biden's decision is horribly upsetting to her and to supporters of freedom and justice everywhere. alex marquardt, cnn, washington. search teams in brazil have found what appear to be human remains near the area where a british journalist and a brazilian indigenous affairs expert went missing last weekend. police had already found blood on a boat belonging to a man they say was a suspect. they say they're now going to see if those pieces of evidence match. official says dom phillips and bruno pereira were in a remote part of the amazon money for illegal mining and drug trafficking routes.
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cnn is saying goodbye to long time correspondent arwa damon, who has reported from the front lines of nearly every major conflict over the last 18 years. but always with an eye for the human story. connect the world's becky anderson caught up with arwa on her last day. >> reporter: well, for regular viewers of cnn and this show
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specifically, you will recognize a familiar face reporting from conflict zones in some of the most remote corners of the world. for the past 18 years, arwa damon has set the stage for courageous journalism with a heart. today sadly is her last day as a cnn senior international correspondent. arwa is best known for her compassionate storytelling, treating subjects with humanity and sensitivity in every television package and every digital piece. she has had a remarkable and quite frankly wild ride. she admits that herself. she started the career in 2003 in baghdad. in 2012 she was one of the first journalists to arrive in benghazi, libya, following the attack on the u.s. embassy there. and she extensively covered the war against isis in iraq and syria, even getting trapped for 28 hours in mosul after her team's convoy was ambushed and attacked by the terrorist group. but no matter where she went, the human side of the story remained a cornerstone of arwa's
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reporting. it was her personal experience that led her to launch a nonprofit called inara that provides medical care to children who need life-saving treatment. in her goodbye note to the network, her colleagues, she wrote, and i quote, i'm getting emotional now, so we'll end this by saying it's a privilege to have a life where i have been able to have ideas and actually pursue them. this is another of those junctions in life, and it's time for me to see where that crazy path goes. it's unnerving, but i am excited. after all, if you know me, i'm more afraid of living with what if or if only, than i am of taking a chance and failing. arwa joins me now for one last live hit. people thought you were crazy when you took up that job at cnn. you did end up reporting through some of the darkest days of the iraq war. now just reflect on some of what
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you've experienced with cnn, if you will. >> first of all, becky, i have to say i've been absolutely floored by the kind and generous and supportive response that i've gotten. and yes, you know, those years that i spent in iraq formed who i am. they defined who i am. but it wasn't necessarily the moments of darkness we experienced as a baghdad bureau. whether it was the explosions or the killings or how deeply and profoundly what was happening in the streets of iraq was impacting our friends, our cnn baghdad family, our iraqi staff. what really stands out for me when i look back on those years is this intense camaraderie that we had at the bureau. the something about it gives me goose bumps, and you know the story of this little boy named
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yusef, he had gasoline dumped on his face, he was set on fire by unknown masked men, and the time that that happened, it wasn't just that people were not paying attention to iraq at the time, it was the depression has permeated the borough, when we reported the story, the response to that was so overwhelming and resulted in yusef going to america and getting medical care and the joy of his parents. we dropped that joy. their joy became our joy. and it bound us together in a way that is inextricable and we are bound together now and it's beautiful. >> it's your reporting that helped yusef reach the u.s. and get treatment and you were able
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to go and visit him. i want our viewers to have a look back a this. the out pour of support for yusef has been overwhelming from viewers to ngos, to medical institutions, everyone wanting to help this 5-year-old child somehow. the family is utterly over joyed, besides themselves, truly overwhelmed by all of those outside iraq that want to help their 5-year-old child. >> whoa! >> oh! >> i'm doing like soccer games and practice. i never used to do that in my country. >> reporter: why didn't you do it in your country? >> because it was kind of dangerous. >> reporter: do you remember the day when the guys attacked you? >> no. >> well a decade on that story is directly related to what you
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are doing now, focusing on your charity. tell us about the work that, that that charity has been able to achieve and what happens next? >> yeah, so, basically, you know, it's founded on my experiences through cnn and all of the various war zones where we come across the children like yusef that were not able to access the medical care that they need and i built it up, and it is providing medical treatment and mental health treatment and the thing that differentiates us from everyone else is we take on the cases that others don't. like our premise is not to compete with other ngos out there, but rather specifically look for the gaps that exist in access to medical care and figure out how we can build those gaps and right now, we have been able to help more than 500 children. we have put them through surgeries and put them through intensive mental health treatment. we have 200 on our waiting lift and yeah, there's a lot of work to be done in that arena, and becky, a lot of the response
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that i have been to me leaving, is concern being expressed that i'm leaving journalism behind and i want to reassure everyone that i'm not done story telling. but there's a lot of things bouncing around this little head and i do hope to keep pursuing story telling in a very intense and invigorating way and figuring out new and different ways to help people and help connect people, i think it's really what i want to strive to be doing, whether it's through a form of story telling is really kind of reminding people of the ways that we are connected. >> arwa, stay in touch from our team here we wish you the best. >> thank you, and so much love to all of you. >> a lot of sad people around cnn when we heard this. i first met arwa early on in the iraq war and worked along side her for most of my 17 trips
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there, and that bureau and war were places where friendships were forged, quite literally in battle and amid loss often, and our boy sean, her empathetic reporting and the concern for those she reported on, her bravery and desire to make a difference and what a difference she has made. it's a privilege to call her my colleague and friend and she will continue telling stories and making that difference. of that there's no doubt. thanks for spending part of your day with me, i'm michael holmes, you can follow me on twitter and instagram, stick around, we pick um coverage after the break. hitting the road, not all 5g networks are created equal. t-mobile covers more highway miles with 5g than verizon. t-mobile has more 5g bars in more places than anyone. another reason t-mobilee is the leader in 5g.
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