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correspondent. so, garrett, talk us through this, the significance of this, the likelihood that any five gentlemen will respond and the roles they played in the days leading up to and the day of and the days after january 6. >> i was looking at that graphic and we talk about scheduled to appear. that is because that is when the committee wants these men to appear but scheduled is probably a bit strong. none of them seem at all inclined toward actually answering these subpoenas. these are all folks who the committee has been trying to get to come testify voluntarily for quite sometime. and you go through the list, you have kevin mccarthy and jim jordan, constantly in contact with donald trump in the lead up. scott perry was involved. there is a senate report on his involvement with the doj and kind of pulling some levers behind the strings of doj to change leadership there to make it more trump friendly to the claims of a stolen election. and andy biggs and mo brooks get
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more interesting closer to january 6 based on conversations they were having both with trump and with folks who were involved in the planning of that day. and brooks have said afterwards, he's talked to trump and that trump was still talking to him after the 6th about trying to get reinstated which there is no mechanism in the constitution to even do. so we know why the committee wants to talk to these people and we know they've decided to escalate by going to subpoenas. but it doesn't sound like any of are going to answer the subpoenas. listen to what they told our team on capitol hill yesterday. >> i have not seen this subpoena. look, my view on committee has not changed. they're not conducting a legitimate investigation. they just want to go after their political opponents. >> the fact that they sent it to the press before they send it to the members just proves this is all about headlines. this whole thing is just a charade. >> i think this is a
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illegitimate committee and they don't have the authority to issue subpoenas in my opinion. so, we don't want to dignify what their doing. this is been a witch hunt from day one. this is an attempt to go after political enemies in stead of trying to get at the truth. >> now, congressman biggs opinion about the opinion legitimacy is irrelevant. the committee is constituted by the house, i was there the day they voted for it, multiple federal courts have upheld the legitimacy of subpoenas but this does put the committee in a bind because if the lawmakers refuse to testify, subsequent to a subpoena, you could be in for a long court fight that could run out the clock on what they're able to do. if they do testify, then you're in a situation where we know if a republican controlled house is what we get next year, republicans will use the same tactics on democrats for whatever the issue of the day may be. so the next couple of months really even the next couple of weeks until the hearings tart are going to be very interesting to watch how the republicans choose to handle this. >> garrett, you led me to my me.
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question. you answered a little bit. but the committee said we're not going to be guided or influenced by threats from republicans who say we're going subpoena, assuming we get power in january, we're coming for all of you. how real are the threats and say the republicans take the house this fall and kevin mccarthy becomes majority leader in january, what does that landscape look like in congress? >> well i think those threats are real. i mean, mccarthy is in line to be speaker of the house. if republicans take over, jim jordan who is one of the members being subpoenaed would be chairman of the judiciary committee and have subpoena power. republicans have been frustrated over last year or two about what they see as democratic expansions of power. whether it be things like adding metal detectors around the capitol itself or kicking members off committees unilaterally. i fully expect if republicans take over, they'll go for their pound of flesh on these issues.
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the argument within the committee and perhaps the prevalent one was they're going to do this any way. so why not do everything we can to get to the bottom of the attack, which was their signment. >> and kevin mccarthy has promised to put some of the fringe back benchers in prominent committee positions. nbc's garrett haake in washington. thank you so much. we appreciate it. let's turn to ukraine. finland now appears to be full steam ahead in applying for and gaining admission to nato. marking a potentially historic shift for that country and for the global balance of power. on thursday the white house and ukraine president volodymyr zelenskyy praised finland's willingness to move forward even as the kremlin warned it could lead to nuclear war. for weeks russia has been threatened both finland and sweden against joining nato but that became a possibility after vladimir putin attacked ukraine. if you have an idea how it changed the landscape, a majority of swedes support
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joining nato despite having war 200 years ago. finland, the number of locals who support joining nato has gone from 20% before the war, to nearly 80% now. earlier this morning on "morning joe," we spoke to the united states ambassador to russia who was in moscow about russia's reaction to these new developments. >> what is your response to what we heard from the foreign ministry of russia just yesterday about finland applying for membership, likely to join nato very shortly here saying if you join nato, finland, we will retaliate. you're on our border and we'll take that as an act of aggression. what is your response to that? >> this is a reprise of what we've heard for months and years from the russian government about ukraine. russia presumes to tell other countries around the world and particularly in european what is
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right for their security. they have this notion after you've heard them use the phrase indivisible security. and russia seeks to have a veto power over whether european countries decide independently, as is their sovereign right, what is right for their national defense. finland, sweden, ukraine, and swedes and ukrainians should make those decisions not russians. and then the fact that they threaten another country like finland should they dare to exercise their sovereign rights, is shocking, frankly. and what is even more shocking is that they've launched an aggressive war against ukraine because they disagree with ukraine's decisions about its territorial sovereignty. >> earlier on "morning joe" with ambassador at his desk in
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moscow. >> now the steel plant is stretching into the fourth week. throughout the time the ukrainians have managed to hold on despite a barrage of artillery and air attacks from russia. it is unclear how many fighters are still inside, we have learned negotiations are underway to evacuate 38 of the most severely wounded. ukraine's deputy prime minister said they're hope to trade those soldiers for russian prisoners of war. as russia fails to gain ground in mariupol, now is seeding around ukraine. they were pushed back toward the border. it appears the kremlin is withdrawing those troops altogether. officials say russia likely will redirect them to the southeast as part of the push into the donbas region and into places like mariupol. meanwhile the first war crimes trial of a russian soldier has begun in kyiv. the 21-year-old member of a tank
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unit is accused of shooting a 62-year-old civilian in the head. in the opening days of the war. as you could see, the defendant is being held in a small glass cage. when his trial goes on, if convicted, he faces life in prison. let's bring in four star general barry mccaffrey, a military analyst. also with us from kharkiv, the ukrainian bureau chief for "the washington post," isabel khurshudyan. let me begin with what we've said there about what is takes place across the country. some slow advances for russia in certain parts of the don bass and retreats from areas around kharkiv. what is your assessment this morning of where this war stands? >> yeah, well, by now it must be apparent to even the most dimwitted of putin's national security advisers what his --
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his disaster that he's led them into. that war inside of ukraine, because the courage of the ukrainian fighters with billions of dollars of higher end military technology has ground to a halt largely. they have failed to achieve any of their significant objectives. the generals have failed at strategic and operational level, at battalion level they're turned out to be incompetent and cruel. but in a wider context, now threatening finland and sweden with membership in nato. they have a million man reserve and active force they would add to the nato balance and putin has responded with nuclear threats which makes no sense whatsoever. we're seeing international pariah status for russia. the japanese with already a very
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powerful naval and air component are adding to their defense budget. they also have a board we are russia as we know. the seizes island. so at the end of the day putin has run out of ideas and run out of options. they're in trouble. and the west has to continue the support for the ukrainians and tell the russians we're not going to lose focus on this in the coming year. >> isabel, you're on the ground in kharkiv covering this very closely. what could you tell us about this counter offensive and i know you've been looking at it and covering it and seeing it with your own eyes. what does it look like where you are? >> we can see a kind of shift in the city itself where because the russians have been pushed back, kharkiv has been coming alive. and restaurants are opening, a lot more people are out the streets. there is less of a fear that something is going to land downtown. but we spoke to the governor of
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the kharkiv region and he told us that he doesn't think this is going to last, that the russians are pulling back full scale in the way they did, in the suburbs around kyiv and another region. he thinks kharkiv is to important for what russia wants to accomplish in the donbas so he expects that russia is trying to regroup right now and make another push. now we do know that russians blew up some bridges on their way out. that is usually something armies do when they don't plan on coming back. but he said it was just because the push was so strong. i visited one of those recently liberated villages that ukraine took back, the whole thing was covered in mines, trip wires, rigged to mines. and so even though those areas have been taken back under ukraine control, it is not really habitable for normal people right now. >> general mccaffy, good morning, jonathan lemire, we
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should note on the nato discussion, turkey said they oppose the expansion to include finland and sweden. turkey also a nato member. so weigh in on that if you like. but also want to talk about earlier this week, we heard from u.s. officials in high ranking ones including at the pentagon who expressed the fear that if putin was successful in the donbas and to capture much of that territory, woe use it as a launching pad to have renewed attack across ukraine and maybe even kyiv. are you seeing that he would have any capability to actually do that? >> no. i think putin -- we have to remind ourselves, russia is a second or third rate military power. they have almost no strategic naval capabilities. they have a lot of nuclear weapons and they threaten their smaller border states. but he's run out of infantry power to accompany the ongoing fighting in ukraine alone.
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never mind threatening the 800 mile border with finland. so, i think the other thing we're going to see is putin's war-making machine. industrial capacity to produce t-90 tanks and advance meg fighter bombers that will start evaporating also, time is now on the side of the ukrainians. as long as nato stays in there, the u.s. congress stays in there, i think we should expect that in the short run russia remains ferociously dangerous. they're devastating to the economy and the civilians and the civilian infrastructure of ukraine. but other than that, putin has put himself in a box. >> so, general, let's talk about the short run a little bit more. new front, mariupol, different topography, sort of flat down there and open areas, good for tank warfare what do the ukrainians need that they don't have and when do they need it?
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>> well, probably. >> first of all, the joint command, four star general and the collection of 30 some odd nations are supporting in a magnificent way not only ukrainian defense need but also humanitarian ones. we're going to have to provide food and they are just devastated by this russian attack. but at the same time, you know, it looks to me as if we're going to have to amp it up. ukraine needs long-range fires. mlrs, a missile so they could strike deep, 200 miles deep against the russians. they need a maneuver capability. that means modern armored capabilities. that probably means the m-1 tank, not the t-72 old soviet
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tanks that my division busted up by the hundreds in the gulf war. and then finally i think at the end of the day, this is going to be a comment on how much that the ukrainians can absorb new military technologies. one thing to rush 90 155 howitzers across the border and a second process, how do they maintain them and move -- the logistics around the battlefield. so ukraine is scrambling to bring this equipment online. they're not there yet. >> isabel, your story about the investigation of the war crimes and how harrowing and how labor intensive it is and just dangerous to get to these sites, it is so moving. do you have a sense from the investigators that you followed of how many of these sites
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within the country there still are, it is just the beginning of investigating the scope of russia's destruction and war crimes within ukraine. >> yeah, i mean, obviously you have to think about the sites that they can't get to right now which include the ones under occupation currently. but even this site, you know, it took them days to get there and the first day they got there it was quite dangerous. i mean you're in an open area and there is not a whole lot of cover and you can't run into the grass or the forest for cover because the whole thing is mined. so you have to wait for the de-mining crew to do its job. that takes hours on a good day. and the whole time you're kind of a sitting duck if a russian drone flies over it because when you get to these areas first, you're still pretty close to the front line. so it is pretty dicey there. but i think there is a lot of attention on the war crimes. i think we need to think about the humanitarian crimes of these
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places under occupation, where they're not getting medicine, things like insulin, clean water, food, i think there is going to be a lot of deaths that kind of accumulate that way that we haven't really wrapped our mind around yet either. >> yeah, russia blocking access to the basics. food and water and medicine. it is described as imagine an episode of csi in the middle of an active shooting war. it is up on the washington post. thanks for being with us this morning. four star general, barry mccaffrey thank you as well. we appreciate it as always. we have an update on the status of wnba star brittney griner who is being detained in russia. espn is reporting following an appearance in court this morning, they extended her detention for another 30 days and denied a request for house arrest. state department said griner has been wrongfully detained in russia since mid-february when she was arrested at an airport
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near moscow after a search of her luggage turned up vape cartridges contained oil derived from cannabis. she's facing a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. we'll stay on that story. and we'll have much more on the war in ukraine later in the hour including the impact on children. we'll talk to the head of a group working to help refugees who are now in romania who was with first lady jill biden during her visit last week. plus a cryptocurrency meltdown. losing $200 billion in a single day. we'll break down that shocking drop and whether it could lead to more regulation. plus a baby formula shortage sparking anger and panic among parents nationwide as the biden administration says it will take action. we'll ask the director of national economic council what the administration can do about it right now in the short-term. "morning joe" is coming right back. "morning joe" is coming right back
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there is a live picture of the white house at 9:23 in the morning. president biden and lawmakers there in washington are rushing to address the shortage of baby formula across the country that is getting worse by the day. the months long shortage being attributed in part to a voluntarily recall by abbott nutrition which prompted the shut down of a plant. and supply chain contributing to the problem. it could take up to ten weeks to get formula from the effected facility back on to store shelves and parents don't have that kind of time. overnight the biden administration announced new steps to tackle the crisis.
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and for that we bring in director of the white house national economic council brian deese. thank you for taking time this morning. we were talking to congresswoman spanberger who was introducing legislation and talking about how the companies operate and that needs to change. that is all well and good. but it is a right-now, today problem for parents in this country. how do you get baby formula on to shelves quickly? >> well absolutely, it is a serious issue. and there are a set of steps that we need to take right now. first we need to make it as easy as possible for retailers to sell the formula that they have and for consumers to buy it. about half of the formula in the united states goes through what is known at the wic program that has strict regulations. right now we need to relax the regulations. every state in the country needs to move on that right away. the secondary is we need to ramp up production of formula as you mentioned abbott had to recall and stop but the president was on the phone with the other
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major manufacturers of baby formula yesterday and good news there, they're increasing production, 30% to 50%. we need to ramp that up and look at where we could safely import nor baby formula as well. and the third thing is we need to make sure no one is taking advantage of the situation. we've seen reports of people hoarding and buying and posting online or exorbitant prices. authorities and state attorneys general and ftc are on that case. >> these are all -- they sound like good solutions what do you say to the mother and father at home saying i've been to walmart and cvs and i cannot find food for my baby. what is their move here? >> look, we understand how challenging this is. i'm a parent. all of us have experience with just how life and death needing to have nutrition for your child is. right now first and foremost, if you've got a particular challenge, you should reach out
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6:33 out in los angeles. 9:33 here on the east coast. the markets are now open with investors hoping to end the week on a better note after days of volatility. but crypto has been taking a beating with bitcoin losing $200 billion in market value in a single day. and losing more than a trillion dollars, a trillion dollars in the past six months. correspondent gadi schwartz has more. >> despite high-profile celebrity endorsements, cryptocurrency has been in a sudden free fall. since that matt damon ad aired during the super bowl, bitcoin has lost half its value. this week dropping below 27,000 for the first time in over 16 months. the reason experts say could be traced back to the collapse of a controversial luna and its
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counterpart tara known as a stable coin because it is supposed to stay pegged to the u.s. dollar. but this week the crypto version sent the value of luna plummeting making it almost worthless. the nosedive sending shock waves across major crypto exchanges. wiping out $200 billion in wealth overnight. one user posting on reddit, i cannot pay the bank and i will lose my home soon. >> we've seen more and more patient comes in with problems related to trading cryptocurrency or using software to trade online. >> as the volatility continues, mental health professionals are seeing more patients crypto trading interfering with their every day lives. >> they made a lot of these financial decisions by themselves, late at night, on their phones without proper training and without proper support. >> but some crypt owen thuzists said it is just a chance to buy low. >> i think this is the moment of
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peak opportunity, we're entering the place where this is an amazing entry point over the next several years. >> that is gadi schwartz reporting. joining us now at the table, senior business analyst and host of the 11th hour here on msnbc, stephanie ruhle. she's a producer on the new msnbc film documentary, "diamond hands, the legitimate of wall street bets." it is so great to see you. could we talk crypto. >> because it is so fun to talk crypto and it is really easy to explain. to let's do it. >> i was going to say what is it even? to the layman, it always felt a little fishy. what is it. it is this parallel universe of currency and now it is starting to unravel. >> it still does to a lot of people. we don't need to get into the nitty-gritty but the reason this needs to matter, if we do see these extraordinary losses could this look a lot like what some people are saying 2008 in terms of the sub-prime crisis.
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you won't have institutions at risk but you have millions and millions of individuals, many of whom never invested in the markets, many of whom have borrowed to bet big in crypto, losing enormous amounts of money. what will happen? will people turn around and say the government should bail me out for this. the entire basis of crypto is secrecy. it is decentralization. i don't want the government or establishment. so this is a buyer beware. if you lose your shirt, hope you have a six pack. >> so is it a good time to buy -- >> no. >> no, you shouldn't. >> and good time to buy. >> i'm not here to advise whether or not one should by. if you were to, it is much like catching a falling knife. so it is not to say this is a bad investment but many people got involved in crypto in the same way that people did in sub-prime. and when the scene in the strip club and yep, i bought three houses in orlando to flip and you're going oh, maybe this wasn't a good idea.
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we could be in that situation and people knew this was a very risky investment. so when everything, even more stable investments go down, what do people sell, they sell the risky one. >> timeout. >> let's do it. >> i want to ask you a basic question. what are we talking about in terms of real money? investigators in crypto, these bogus names and everything, what are we talking about in actual cash being put out? >> so there is a lot of real enormous traditional investors who have put money in crypto, but remember, they've put money in crypto to diversify. that is one things that confused a lot of people. wait a minute, this big investor is in, it must be real. remember it wasn't long ago jamie dimon thumbed his nose at crypto. who wants to be in that crazy market. and over time it got bigger and bigger, well i'm going to get in that game a little bit too. so you're going so see a lot of investors that play in cryptocurrency could be losing money here. they're not going to lose their
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shirt but i'm talking about individuals, many of the people who we made this documentary about who bet everything. they could lose everything. >> so we have some news from a guy we don't hear about, elon musk, who this morning said that the twitter deal, i'm quoting him here, is temporarily on hold. he goes on to say later he still wants the acquisition to go through. but what is behind this? who do we think is going to happen? >> i don't know. so the guy steps in and said i'm willing to pay a price that nobody else will for a company. he then talks down the company, demoralizes their management, rocks the place. and then he has a billion dollars breakup fee. so if he walks away this, he has to pay a billion dollars. co-pay a billion dollars like you could pay a $20 parking ticket. so he would walk away from this deal for good or walk away from it and now that the market has completely dropped, he could step back in and reprice it and say, oh, time going to pay x, i'm going to pay y. >> explain to me please about tesla and elon musk. how much of a risk is he
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involved with by putting his tesla stuff up as collateral. >> absolutely. if tesla stock goes down in a very big way, that -- and listen the whole market is going down, he's now going to have to find the money to put up for this twitter deal. and people know this. the market knows this. the market knows he's on the hook. so on one hand you could say he's backed into a corner, use screwed, but at the same time, it is elon musk, he's also been able to pull rabbits out of hats. the s.e.c. tries to go after him and they can't. and he's able to bully the markets and it is worked out for hymn. to say that guy is screwed, i would never say that. but it looks like a lot of people at twitter feel pretty screwed. >> if you mention diamond hands, this sunday night msnbc 10:00 eastern time. >> tell us about it. >> this entire film is about the outlier. if you remember that gamestop stock a year ago, this retailer that sells video games, last time you went there your son was five years old and you were
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buying a gift card for a birthday party he to go to. but during covid, people were home and took their stimulus checks and said i'm going to become a day trader. and that same political anger from trump supporters and bernie sanders supporters, they did it to wall street. they came in and found each other on reddit and created a massive squeeze in the marks. people thought it was this david and goliath story. it was massive. i'll share a quick clip of one of the trader who went from being a regular guy and never invested and it became his whole life. watch this. >> it drops to about $100 on tuesday night. i start to get sick to my stomach and i tart to kind of panic. i'm having a panic attack and i think we need to get out of this. this is [ bleep ] insane. we're losing all of our money. so wednesday morning it sold. february 3rd i think.
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i sold all of my shares at $120 a share. i watched a million dollars go down the drain. a million dollars. and that is what is going through my head. this is my family's future, my time with my kids that i could have bought back. i felt -- i didn't feel like i gained $350,000. i felt like a lost a million. >> fascinating story and if stephanie ruhle is behind it, it is good. it is called diamond hands premiering 10:00 p.m. sunday here on msnbc and streaming the next day on peacock and we'll be watching stephon the 11th hour weeknights at 11:00 p.m. >> coming up, the funeral for a al jazeera violent. we'll go live to the scene of an unfolding situation when unfolding situation when "morning joe" comes right back.k
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a funeral procession in jerusalem for an iconic veteran journalist killed in the west bank turned violent with israeli forces swinging batons at mourners who were carrying her coffin. you could see it making its way into the church here. this comes just days after al jazeera journalist was shot dead while reporting on a military raid in the west bank. nbc news foreign correspondent raf sanchez is in jerusalem. the images are very disturbing. what more could you tell us? >> reporter: well, i've covered a lot of funerals here in the middle east, i'm never seen anything like this. this scene took place out outside of the hospital as her body was being moved to the church where her funeral was going to take place. you can see in the video israeli police using night sticks and shoving mourners as they are trying -- a large group as they are trying to carry the coffin
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out of the hospital. at one point it looks like the coffin is about to fall to the ground. it is a heart stopping moment. we can also see israeli police tearing plastin flan flags off the hearse as it makes its way out of the hospital. now israeli police are saying they moved in because these mourners were one chanting nationalist palestinian chants and, two, threeing stones. now our team has looked very carefully ant the video. you could see stone throwing from the edge of the crowd but not from the people who are actually holding the coffin who you could see being confronted by those israeli police. now mercifully, the funeral and the burial went ahead peacefully. she was a christian so her funeral took place in the christian corridor of jerusalem, a few hundred yards up there. she was buried in a christian ceremony. an i have to tell you, this was more than a funeral for the palestinian people, this was a national moment, a legendary
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journalist who told the story of the palestinian people for decades and in her death she has become a icon. there is still a lot of questions about her death. al jazeera said he was killed by the israeli forces in the west bank and citing eyewitness accounts from her crew. the israeli military say they are still investigating. they released findings from a very preliminary investigation this morning, willie they say there are two scenarios that are possible. one is that palestinian gunman firing hundreds of rounds indiscriminately may have hit her and her producer. but they're also acknowledging for the first time it is possible that one of their soldiers may have fired the fatal shot and they're actually giving a pretty detailed outline of what may have happened. they're saying an israeli soldier trying engage one of those gunman may have fired and may have hit her as she was behind him. now the israelis are calling on
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the palestinians to take part in a joint investigation. the palestinians are rejecting that. they are saying that they simply do not trust the israeli military to thoroughly investigate itself. but willie, this is been a very violent couple of days in the occupied investigate itself. this has tragically been a tragic day and she is being laid to rest in her native jer ruse lem. >> initially they're saying it was palestinians that killed her. a chaotic scene, so much, we'll be back to you shortly as we get more details. . coming up next, farmers are working to keep the global food supply chain running as missiles land in their fields. as missils
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far outood ib flags. that is especially true with sunflower oil because ukraine exports the most of it in the world. ukrainian farmers are carrying on despite a war raging in their backyard. joining me now, matt bradley, how are they doing it? >> yeah, willy, it is tough. they can't get their supply and inventory to market, but farming is a major risk. i'm in the northeast of the country and the ukrainians are beating back from this city. this is still the agricultural heartland. it is now pretty empty, but the heartland here is really trying it's best and the problem is that there is bombs in the fields allot of the fields are
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occupied, and a lot of formers think they're not going to be able to get their stuff to harvest because usually they would bring it to the coast that is now blockaded. now sunflower oil is a big issue that is about to wash up on american shores as well. we spoke with some farmers and here is what they had to say. >> here in ukraine, farming is a front-line job. that is why this farmer wears body armor and finds missiles in his field. >> do you ever think about quitting? >> i need to work. some are fighting in the war and i'm fighting in the fields. >> russia is even weaponizing wheat. ukraine accused russia of stealing grain and transporting
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it over the border. >> it's not just a military war, it's an economic war because the world depended on ukrainian produce so russia is creating problems for ukraine and for the whole world. >> one farmer estimates that 80% of the farmland here is occupied by russian forces or too dangerous to till. he says his farm is less thank 20 miles from the front lines, but he can still plant most of his fields. it's a risk, rockets have struck his land but his real problem is what to do with his sunflower harvest. sunflowers have become a casualty of war. >> there is a global shortage of sunflower oil because all of the seeds are stick here, stranded by the war. >> ukraine is the largest oil exporter and prices have surged 58% for consumers and
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restaurantuers. at this time last year this warehouse was empty. >> why can't you get this stock to markets? >> before the war we were exporting through the ports and we can't do that right now because of the war. >> russia blocked ports and driving inventory more than 600 miles across the country is not prak tick cat especially with a nationwide fuel shortage. they believe their farm will survive, but it is a massive financial blow. >> we used to have a plan to grow, but for now we're just working any way we can. >> his financial misery has plenty of company around the world affecting the costs of some of your favorite foods. if it tastes oily, fatty, and delicious it probably includes
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sunflower oil. >> it was around 20 pounds and now it is near 60 pounds in some places. >> some sunflower oil in the united states is made domestically but prices could soon rise. it is a globally traded commodity. turning the humble farmer into somewhat of a global hero. >> does it feel like you're doing all of this and it won't be able to be exported. >> we need to continue our work. if we top there will be no food. >> a food fight, it extends far beyond ukraine's borders. >> and you know, willy, it's not just sunflower oil, it's all food items, ukraine produces a lot and the world bank warned of a food crisis that could lead to a human catastrophe. >> let's go around the horn for final thoughts. >> that story right there, that
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displays the importance of odessa, saving ukraine and odessa, one of the largest shipping ports for wheat, grain, sunflower seed, oil -- >> there will be a food crisis coming out of this war. millions and millions could face starvation. >> what putin has done is evil, so many people are affected by the ripple effects of this war. >> and now a crisis in this country with baby formula. this is now front and center, getting it on the shelves for family that's so desperately need it. that does it for us for now. jose diaz bilart picks up coverage in 90 seconds. from morgan stanley
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