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-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com 3:00 a.m. on the east coast. we continue following major breaking news. two stories here on cnn. i'm george howell at cnn headquarters in atlanta. first, the declassified report on election hacking. it was released to the public and directly points the finger at this man, the russian president, vladimir putin saying the kremlin's aim was to hurt hillary clinton and help donald trump take the white house. we are also following the deadly shooting that happened at the ft. lauderdale airport, carried out by a u.s. citizen
and iraqi war veteran in custody at this hour accused of killing five people and injuring many more. it is too early to understand why the suspect, esteban santiago opened fire friday. the fbi says it is familiar with santiago because he visited one of their offices in alaska a few months ago. he claimed he could hear voices in his head telling him to watch isis videos. nothing barred him from traveling to florida or owning a gun. officials say that he likely acted alone at the airport, but they are investigating every single angle. >> with these types of incidents as horrific as they are, we are looking at all avenues. we have not ruled out terrorism, and we will be pursuing every angle to try to determine the motive behind this attack and any associates, any connections, communication, everything that you can imagine, i assure you we
are pursuing every possible lead. >> so now to talk about the scene inside that airport, it was a scene of horror, fear and confusion. there were so many people simply running for their lives. randi kaye takes us through the timeline of events from the witnesses who saw it all. already it's just before 1:00 p.m. when a gunman opens fire at hollywood-ft. lauderdale airport. >> caller: he came up right where we were and shooting people on the ground. >> reporter: he says they tried to help the victims. >> my wife took a sweater from my mother-in-law and applied direct pressure to the gentleman who was right next to us. he'd been shot in the head. all the people had been shot in the head. we checked the man next to him, he had no vital signs.
he was gone. >> reporter: another tells cnn his plane had just landed and some victims are his fellow passengers. >> everybody started running, i grabbed our kids, and we took off running down the ramp. told the flight attendant to let us off the tarmac, we ran onto the tarmac to hide behind some luggage carts. it looked like a war zone. >> reporter: the airport is immediately shut down. they run to the tarmac in search of safety. authorities quickly zero in on the suspect. >> we have the shooter in custody. he's unharmed. no law enforcement fired any shots. >> reporter: apprehended, but not before these horrifying moments. by now, it's 1:43 p.m. and the broward county sheriff's office tweets that multiple people are dead. some lucky enough to be alive are left bleeding. someone posted video of this passenger being treated on the
sidewalk. by 2:00 p.m. the official count is three dead. minutes later it's up to five dead. at least eight are injured. by mid afternoon florida's senior senator says the tsa has told him who did this. >> the shooter is esteban santiago. he had a military id. we don't know if that is an accurate id or if it is a current id. >> reporter: but it's not over. about 2:20 p.m., word of more gunfire. police are seen scrambling on the tarmac and near the parking garage. once again, passengers spill onto the ptarmac, others duck behind parked cars. >> everybody just sprinted outside again. and so we just ran out again. i honestly don't know what's happening. >> reporter: at 2:33 p.m., a tweet from the tsa, active shooter at fll, shelter in place.
airport closed. sniper teams are put on alert. >> we have a variety of s.w.a.t. teams out and assets out clearing the entire airport. >> reporter: no other gunman is found. >> at this point, it looks like he acted alone. there's no second active shooter. >> reporter: officials won't say if he was targeting someone on an arriving flight or if he's cooperating. randi kaye, cnn, new york. >> randi, thank you. more now on the gunman, he did show some red flags but was never considered dangerous. our pamela brown looks at the shooter's background. >> reporter: we've learned the suspect in the shooting at that ft. lauderdale airport flew from anchorage to ft. lauderdale. after the passengers deplaned he got his checked bag, came out of the bathroom and started firing in the baggage claim area, killing five people. he then surrendered to authorities and is not injured.
we've been being looking at his past. he was in the alaska national guard and receive add general discharge in 2016, there had been issues, and he had stopped showing up apparently at the national guard and later he went to the fbi's office in november and reported that his mind was being controlled by a u.s. intelligence agency and that voices were in his head, pushing him to join isis, but he didn't wish to do harm to anyone, an official says he appeared agitated. his statements were incoherent and disjointed. so the fbi looked into his background, saw he had been in the military, had served in iraq but there was no radicalization and the determination was made that this should be handled by local authorities. local police took him to the hospital where he voluntarily checked himself in and underwent a mental health evaluation. next thing we know, he boarded a plane to florida, opened fire in the baggage claim. the motive is still under
investigation. pamela brown, cnn. one shooting survivor says his laptop and backpack may have saved his life. he spoke to my colleague, anderson cooper about his terrifying experience inside that terminal. >> caller: i dropped to the ground, heard more of the popping sound. while i'm on the floor, i'm seeing people in front of me get hit. >> you actually saw that. >> caller: i saw that. there was a man, probably ten feet away from me that was shot in the head. and his wife. you know, collapsed on top of him. and -- >> was he shot when he was standing up? or was he on the floor as well? >> caller: we were all in the floor. >> so the shooter went over and shot somebody who was laying down on the floor. >> caller: it was from a certain distance. the shooter was not necessarily walking around the whole baggage claim area. he was still several feet away from many of us. but he, but he of of of of of of
kind of shot into the crowd. >> was he saying anything before or during the shooting? >> caller: he said absolutely nothing. he said absolutely nothing. so there was a point where the entire terminal of the baggage claim area was completely sigh length and a -- silent and we could hear the popping. >> silence. >> caller: the people screaming might have been the people who were hurt or people next to someone, their loved one that was hit. >> i understand you had a backpack with you. >> caller: i did. >> and that actually saved you or may have saved you. what happened? >> caller: the backpack saved my life. i was wearing a backpack on most shoulders, and then when we went to the floor, i just, you know, i dropped and the backpack was still on my back. and i was turned in such a way
where at one point, when the shooter shot towards my direction, there were several other people around me, there was a bullet that ricocheted, and i did not know this until after, until much later. i felt something hit my back. and i, i craned around, and the luggage was still coming, so the luggage was falling on top of me too, i thought it was luggage at that time. and it was only later when i go to the bathroom to check myself out, that the bullet had entered my backpack, hit my laptop, and then later when i gave my bag over to the fbi for investigation, they found the bullet in the pocket of my pack pack. >> that's incredible. >> so your laptop stopped the bullet. >> caller: the laptop, and i believe, too, the fabric of the backpack. the plastic casing, all of that combination.
because it was, i was on the ground like, you know, like a tortoise, with the backpack on me. the way it ricocheted into my back, that would have been my back. >> one of the luckier stories we've heard from so many people. the gunman described as calm and almost methodical. this investigation still under way to determine a motive. still ahead, u.s. intelligence is certain russia tried to influence the u.s. election, but the president-elect, donald trump, his reaction to that conclusion, well, it has many u.s. officials scratching their heads. this is 100% useful for a 100% fresh mouth.. what's it like to not feel 100% fresh? we don't know. we swish listerine®. as do listerine® users. the very people we studied in the study of bold. people who are statistically more likely to stand up to a bully. do a yoga handstand. and be in a magician's act. listerine® kills 99% of bad breath germs
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russian hacking of the u.s. election, a declassified version of the u.s. intelligence report includes that russian president vladimir putin ordered cyberattacks. the aim was to hurt hillary clinton. that he was motivated by an old grudge against clinton and a clear preference for donald trump. both the cia and fbi said they have high confidence in their
conclusions. the report also warns that moscow will apply lessons lea e learned to future influence efforts worldwide, including against u.s. allies and election processes. top officials briefed donald trump on their findings friday in new york. trump had praise for them following the meeting, but he never specifically acknowledged that russia was behind it, and he also insisted there is no evidence the alleged hacking had any impact on his victory over hillary clinton. we've got more now from cnn's sarah murray. >> reporter: after huddling with the nation's top intelligence officials, donald trump still isn't ready to point the finger at russia for election-related cyber hacking. hours after calling the intelligence community's assessment a political witch hunt, trump was briefed by the heads of the nsa, cia, fbi and
director of national intelligence. he complimented officials, calling it constructive, but he still refused to acknowledge their determination that russia direct directed the cyberattacks. trump insisting in a statement there was absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election, including the fact that there was no tampering whatsoever with voting machines. trump told the "new york times" the only reason democrats care about the hacking is because they got beaten very badly in the election, they are very embarrassed about it. it's true that there's no evidence of issues with voting machines, but the declassified report concludes with high confidence that russian president vladimir putin ordered the efforts to influence the u.s. election, and it finds that those efforts were in part designed to benefit trump. the report also states we assess putin and the russian government aspired to help president-elect
trump's chances when possible by discrediting secretary clinton and publicly contrasting her unfavorably to him. when it appeared to moscow that clinton was likely to went the election, the campaign began to focus more on undermining her future presidency. trump and his officials bristled at the fact that it was anything more than a political attack. >> there are those out there trying to delegitimize his presidency. >> reporter: after his intelligence briefing, trump saying we need to aggressively combat and stop cyberattacks. i will appoint a team to give me a plan within 90 days of taking office. it's not just donald trump's opponents in the democratic party that are raising the alarm about russia's cyberattacks. >> i don't think we've ever encountered a more aggressive or
direct campaign to interfere with our election process than we've seen in this case. >> reporter: and republican leaders in congress say there's little doubt about russia's role in the cyber hacking. >> russia clearly tried to meddle in our political system. no two ways about i. >> reporter: trump was still more concerned with the cyber hacking coverage. trump tweeting, i'm asking the chairs of the house and senate committees to investigate top secret intelligence shared with nbc prior to me seeing it. the president-elect hinting he may be willing to trust his own officials once he takes office. members of trump's incoming team, including his pick for national security adviser, michael flynn and his choice to lead the cia, mike pompeii yoi, accompanied him for the meeting. he said i expect to have a very, very good relationship with
them. now advisers and people familiar with donald trump's thinking tell me that privately he doesn't dispute the notion that cyber hacking did occur, but whether there is any suggestion that they are responsible for his victory, intelligence officials couldn't have said anything to donald trump on friday to convince him of that. sarah murray, cnn, new york. >> sarah murray, thank you. the u.s. vice president-elect also attended that briefing with donald trump on friday. mike pence says that cyberattacks will face swift and aggressive action by the trump administration. >> it was a constructive and respectful dialog. and president-elect has made it very clear that we're going to take aggressive action in the early days of our new administration to combat cyberattacks and protect the security of the american people from this type of intrusion in
the future. but i know the president-elect appreciated the presentation made by the leaders of our intelligence community and i know the president-elect and i both appreciate the sacrifices that the men and women who serve in our intelligence services around the country and around the world provide in contributing to the safety and security of the american people. >> in contrast, u.s. president obama also spoke out about the reaction of this report that again points the finger at russia, saying that the cyberat. >> i think what is true is that the russians intended to meddle, and they meddled. i'll be honest with you. one of the things i am concerned about is the degree to which we've seen a lot of commentary
lately, where there are republicans or pundits or cable commentators, who seem to have more confidence in vladimir putin than fellow americans because those fellow americans are democrats. that cannot be. >> does that include the president-elect? >> well, what i will say is that, and i said this right after the election. we have to remind ourselves, we're on the same team. vladimir putin's not on our team. >> let's talk more about this with rod beck strom, the former director of the national cyber security center at the u.s. department of homeland security, a senior adviser to the u.s. director of intelligence. joining us from santa cruz, california. good to have you with us. let's talk about this declassified report, the president-elect meeting, he got a much more detailed version of
this particular report. that report essentially stating that russia was behind a campaign to influence the election to target hillary clinton, hurt her chances of winning. but his statement afterward, trump never acknowledged that russia was behind it. your thoughts on that. >> president-elect trump is a tough new york street fighter and fights to went. he's not someone who's easily going to change his position on this issue. clearly he feels it relates to the credibility of his election potentially so. he's taken a strong position and i think any president that is leblgsed would do exactly the same thing. so he would shouldn't be surprised by that. >> the trump administration, the incoming administration is suggesting that hey, this is a partisan situation that, you know, the hacking may have happened, but at the same time, you know, that it's not undermining his legitimacy as the president. the big story, though, here is that a foreign power may have acted to influence the u.s.
election. that's the big story. do you think that's going to be swept under the rug here? >> look, first, this is not entirely a partisan issue. even the hearing that mccain and the armed forces committee of the senate had earlier this week was clearly a well-orchestrated bipartisan affair, with general buy in from the participants and from the different intelligence leaders that they will had concern that russia was probably involved here. this is not a shocking new story, the russians have been doing this for years all around the world and also in previous american elections, sought to have an impact. the change is that move toward hypertransparency, toward disclosure of information and something we want to protect and this is the new reality. >> he has suggested that gross negligence by the democratic national committee allowed hacking to take place, the
republican national committee had strong defense. the truth is both groups were hacked but only damaging information from the democrats was leaked and released. so are we at a point even before the inauguration that we can no longer expect to have an honest conversation about facts with the incoming president? >> look, the report said there was hacking of both parties. it did not say that the trump campaign's servers were hacked. and the campaign has maintained, and their spokes people have maintained that it was not hacked and that they shared their information with the fbi as well as there's been, it's been maintained that the dnc did not share their data and servers with the fbi. i don't have the precise data, but i do not have data that says that the trump campaign or the rnc was directly hacked. it said there was hacking on both sides. i think it would be useful, of course, george, to hear which parties were hacked. it is relevant and the american people can hopefully learn this
through time. >> rod beckstrom, thank you for your insight on this. we appreciate you. >> thank you, george. leon panetta says it is time for donald trump to start taking the russian threat seriously and working with the intelligence community otherwise the u.s. could be in for a rough four years. >> the bickering that we've seen going on with regards to the intelligence, dealing with russia and the questioning of the intelligence on that issue has in some ways damaged our national security. because it sent a message to our enemies that somehow they can conduct these kinds of attacks on the united states and not pay a price for it. and that has to be very clear, that we are not going to tolerate that. secondly, it's impacted on the
credibility and impacted on the morale of the men and women who serve in our intelligence community. these are, these are good patriots. who are trying to do the right thing, trying to do their job and presenting the best intelligence to the president. when that, the quality of that intelligence is questioned, it begins to unmine the relationship between the president and the intelligence community. so i hope that this president will take steps to try to mend those problems, because it relates to our national security. >> again, intelligence officials saying with confidence that russia did play into the u.s. election. coming up, we will return to other breaking news that we're following this hour. authorities trying to figure out what made this man open fire at the ft. lauderdale airport. we are live in the united states and around the world at this hour, this is "cnn newsroom." g,
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welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. we are following the breaking news out of florida, the deadly shooting at the ft. lauderdale airport. i'm george howell. that shooting left five people dead, eight others wounded. the suspect, esteban santiago legally traveled with a gun and ammunition. police say when he landed in florida, he took that gun out and started shooting people. or boris sanchez now has more on what happened. >> reporter: just before 1:00 p.m. a gunman opens fire at ft. lauderdale international airport. chaos inside terminal two, at least 13 people shot, with multiple casualties.
the cell phone video shows people lying on the floor in the baggage claim area. the panic inside the terminal then spills outside, as hundreds run from the fun shots, flooding onto the tarmac and out onto the runways. the injured quickly evacuated to a nearby hospital. >> everybody started running out of terminal one, out of the rental car place, some lady was yelling for help in the garage, so i just ran. >> reporter: cnn has learned the suspected shooter left alaska earlier today, bound for ft. lauderdale. he declared a firearm when boarding. that weapon packed inside his luggage. and on arrival, after retrieving his bag, one source tells cnn he went into a bathroom and came out firing. long after the shooting, hundreds continued to run through open areas around the airport. some driven by false reports of additional shootings. >> the shooter in custody. he's unharmed.
no law enforcement fired any shots. the subject is being interviewed by a team of fbi agents and broward sheriff's office homicide detectives. at this point, it looks like he acted alone. >> reporter: multiple sources identifying the shooter as esteban santiago. he's said to have been a member of the alaska national guard, leaving the guard last july. boris sanchez, cnn, ft. lauderdale. let's bring in law enforcement analyst, matthew horace. from philadelphia, pennsylvania. when it comes to this suspect, what do we know if anything as to motive? >> well, we don't know the motive yet, but what we to know is that the suspect was having mental health challenges, george, so here we go again. mental health, guns, carnage and chaos. how many times does this have to happen before we change something? >> well, let's talk about that just a bit.
because here's a person who went to a fbi office and suggested that he heard voices in his head that he should join isis. where does that leave the fbi when they run into people, they encounter people who have claims like that, and then end up committing acts like this. >> well, you know, as you know, the fbi and all of the remaining federal law enforcement, we get leads like this and tips like this and people like this all the time. we run down those leads, we look at the threat as being credible or incredible and then we either open an investigation or close the investigation. unfortunately, if you look at what's happened in this case, with baton rouge, with dallas, with nashville, with all these other active shooter, mass killings, it always comes down to the same thing. someone saw something, and then the criminal, the suspect commits a crime. >> let's talk about the images we're seeing right now, these images from earlier in the day. so many people panicked on that
airport tarmac, concerned about a second shooter and the possibility that he did not act alone, but at this point investigators believe that he was the lone gunman, correct? >> that is what they believe, but george, what you're seeing is the human fight or flight sin troem, we've all been conditioned, when these things happen, you don't know what's coming next. the people that were in that baggage claim area thought as though the world was coming to an end. they don't know whether there's eight shots, ten shots, 20 shots or more. and they're responding to this condition that we live in now. >> that explains that couple hours of a gap where there was just chaos. it seemed so chaotic at that airport when people were concerned that there might be a second shooter before there was a sense of order. could the airport have done more, or is this just the way it had to play out to determine whether there was another person involved? >> i think it's the latter, george. remember, when these things happen, law enforcement has to
determine how the shooter got there, if they trove a car, where that car is parked. is that car booby trapped, and are there other people involved. when these things happen, and we practice, we do role plays, tabletop exercises, but the wildcard is you never know what the sus smekt is going to do and how they to it, and that's what creates the sense of urgency and chaos. >> one thing we have been seeing a lot of, when it comes to the topic of soft targets. we're talking about baggage claim. anyone could go and pick up their bags, what can be done to protect these areas that seem to be in more prevalent to attacks? >> well, you know, george, we saw the same sort of thing in belgium with the attacks there. the baggage claim areas and ticketing areas are soft targets, placing barriers and doing security checkpoints outside of the airport, there's not a lot you can do except tor
creating that presence and making sure people understand if you see something, say something. >> this is a person who seemed to to everything legally. he checked a bag, had a weapon, retrieved that weapon when he arrived to ft. lauderdale. the main issue here that you pointed out earlier, the question of mental health. what can be done about this topic that seems to recur so often? >> well, as you know, we have legislation that precludes people who have been determined mentally defective that precludes them from purchasing fev firearm, but when people notice these kind of conditions, they need to report it. they need to continue that press, because something is wrong when people keep doing the same thing, and, george, as you now, the definition of insanity, no pun intentioned is doing the same thing and expecting a different result. >> matthew horace, we always appreciate your insight.
thank you for being with us. obviously, this is an investigation that we'll be keeping a close eye on. >> have a great night, george. >> still ahead here, a former president of mexico once again attacking the president-elect donald trump over his border wall. what vicente fox said about donald trump this time. stay with us.
welcome back to newsroom. i'm george howell. a former mexican president is attacking donald trump over his proposed border wall. vicente fox took to twitter and said he wouldn't pay for trump's -- we can't say what he said. but he said the intelligence report is devastating, lose election by more than 3 million votes and in addis, are you a legitimate president? so the question, who will pay
for that wall that trump promised. his transition team is signaling it wants to pay for that wall through the u.s. congress, ultimately through taxpayer dollars, it's a move even trdra criticism from some republicans. >> we are going to build a wall, don't worry about it. and wait a minute. who's going to pay for the wall? >> reporter: it's the call and response that defined a winning campaign. >> who's going to pay for the wall? who's going to pay for the wall? [ crowd chants mexico ] >> reporter: despite clear cut promises like this -- >> we're going to build the wall, and mex mexico's going to for the wall, 100%, believe me. and that will be very easy. that will be very, very easy. politicians think we're joking,
we don't joke. we don't joke. >> reporter: president-elect trump now acknowledging that u.s. taxpayers will at least initially foot the estimated $10 billion price tag for a mexican border wall, money trump tweeted that will quote be paid back by mexico later. >> i'm certainly open to congress appropriating funds for border security, that includes walls and all sorts of things. >> reporter: with mexican officials from current president nieto to vicente fox. >> i'm not going to pay for that [ bleep ] wall. he's going to pay for it. he's got the money. >> reporter: making it clear they have no intention to go with the plan. all the lawmakers have to do,
authorize the billions of dollars, billions of taxpayer dollars to pay for it. for budget conscious republicans it may be a tough sell. >> i can't speak to how house voters generally will react, but i can tell you how i would react, and i would be disappointed. >> reporter: and democrats are casting doubt on whether it's a reality at all. >> republicans would put, what, $14 billion in a continuing resolution to build the wall? i don't know that's, i think that's a heavy sell. i think that's a tough sell. >> reporter: but trump's position started to shift late in his campaign. >> remember, said mexico's paying for the wall, with the full understanding that the country of mexico will be reimbursing the united states for the full cost of such a wall. okay? >> reporter: a shift that underscores one clear fact. recovering billions of dollars from a foreign countryson isn'
exactly easy. >> how is he going to pay for that. >> whether it's through tariffs or direct check, he will talk to them about that. >> reporter: fill matphil matti cnn, washington. a blast of winter weather pushing deep into the southern united states and making for a very, very cold feeling, just outside the cnn center here in atlanta. more on the forecast ahead, stay with us. sometimes you just know when you hit a home run.
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welcome back to "cnn newsroom." i'm george howell. the southeastern part of the united states is in the middle of its first winter storm of 2017. look at that. people are trying to tedeal wit it as best they can. this is a system dropping to rain, snow and ice. a solid mass of frigid air that is expected to linger for days. good times, yeah? meteorologist derek van dam is here to tell us more about it. you know, derek, what do we see here? >> that atlanta doesn't know how
to handle the ice. it's difficult. you know, we come from the midwest, and we see it year in and year out. you get a bit of ice and snow mix, although, really, it is a very dangerous thing. it's just defies logic. you think it's a simple thing. don't go on roadways. listen to emergency management. no 4x4 out there can traverse icy conditions. and when you have images like this, i took this image, this is right outside of the office. it's not looking too nice. so our best advice, don't go out there, black ice is just what it means. you cannot see it on the tar, you cannot see it on the roadways. it is invisible to you and i, and that's what makes it so incredibly dangerous, no 4x4 can traverse black ice, that is for sure. this is an image of the freezing rain. look at the icicles dangling from the lights there in the distance, and just to give you
an idea of how freezing rain actually forms, it's cold enough in the upper levels of the atmosphere to fall as snow, but there's this warm layer about 5,000 feet in the air that melts the precipitation. temperatures are lower at the surface. and it freezes instantly. and when you start factoring in wind gusts over 20, 30 miles per hour, that's going to take down tree limbs, and the potential to perhaps cause some electricity outages for this area. by the way, 79 counties in georgia declared state of emergency. alabama, our neighbor to the west, also states of emergency in place, and that is not the only area getting hammered by winter weather right now. we do not like to see this shading of pink setting up south of charlotte and into raleigh. that is the rain/snow mix, at
times with freezing rein, bain, it's a full-on blizzard in norfolk, virginia. by the way, if you're in long island or connecticut or massachusetts, including boston, you have winter storm warnings. new york you will get a couple of inches. now check this out. on the other side of the country, we're also monitoring a major winter storm. this is called the pineapple express. we can trace the origin of that moisture all the 20way to hawai. it has had a six-year ongoing drought. but good news, maybe too much too quickly. we're talking about ten inches of rainfall equivalent. and lesser amounts as you head toward the coast. this is in istanbul. a friend of mine took this photo
as he was heading out to work. this is ataturk airport, about 20 centimeters of snow. >> you're a michigan man, i've lived in chicago a bit. i don't think we should complain that much about the atlanta snow, but it is dangerous. >> it is dangerous, absolutely. we have to take it seriously. >> have to take it seriously, thank you. the first lady of the united states, michelle obama has never been one to hide how she feel the and her last official speech was no exception. she was hosting top high school counselor from all over the country. she got very emotional. some of the guests cried as she spoke. michelle kosinski has more. >> as i end my time in the white house, i can think of no better message to send to our young people. something that has carried us through every moment in this white house and every moment of our lives. and that is the power of hope.
the belief that something better is always possible if you're willing to work for it and fight for it. it is our fundamental belief in the power of hope that has allowed us to rise above the voices of doubt and division, of anger and fear, that we have faced in our own lives and in the life of this country. >> reporter: in a crowd of educators, advocates, school counselor, the first lady took this opportunity to speak to america's youth about america's values and as someone who over eight years has emerged as one of the most powerful voices for democrats, from her emotional speech at the convention last year. >> i wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. and i watch my daughters, two
beautiful, intelligent black young women playing with their dog on the white house lawn. >> reporter: to her surprising words just days ago with oprah winfrey. >> see. now we're feeling whatnot having hope feels like. >> reporter: here, she didn't miss a chance to hit out at the kind of rhetoric she has said defined the trump campaign. >> if you or your parents are immigrants, know that you are part of a proud american tradition, and whether you are muslim, christian, jewish, hindu, sikh, these religions are teaching our young people about justice, and compassion and honesty, you see our glorious diversity, our diversity of faiths and colors and creeds is not a threat to who we are. it makes us who we are. >> reporter: noting, too, that it comes with responsibility. half of those young people she's speaking to didn't vote at all. >> you cannot take your freedoms
for granted. empower yourselves with a good education. then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise. lead by example with hope. never fear. and know that i will be with you. rooting for you and working to support you for the rest of my life. and i am so grateful to all of you for your passion and your dedication and all the hard work on behalf of our next generation, and i can think of no better way to end my time as first lady than celebrating with all of you. so i want to close today by simply saying thank you. sanction you for everything you do for our kids. and for our country. being your first lady has been the greatest honor of my life. and i hope i've made you proud. [ applause ] >> reporter: you got the sense
that that was difficult to dlifrmt her face was serious throughout. not smiling very much. the emotion seemed difficult to keep under control, and it was surprising, just days ago to hear her words in an interview with oprah winfrey when she said now we're feeling whatnot having hope feels like. here the message was continued hope. and afterwards friday night here at the white house, the obamas hosted a star-studded farewell party. also president obama's expected to work on his farewell speech he'll deliver next week in chicago. his goal is to keep it optimistic and forward-looking. michelle ca skosinski, cnn, the white house. our breaking news coverage continues for viewers here in the united states and around the world. from london, with my colleague, hannah vaughan jones and more on the shooting at the ft. lauderdale airport. thank you for watching cnn, the world's news leader.
hello. welcome to our viewers in the united states and away the world. we're following two major stories for you this hour on cnn newsroom. u.s. intelligence officials have released declassified report on election hacking directly pointing the finger of blame at the russian president vladimir putin. it says the kremlin was aim to go hurt hillary clinton and help donald trump take the white house. more on that in a moment. but first, we turn to ft. lauderdale in florida. the airport there should fully reopen in around an hour's time. a gunman shot and killed five peoplen