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her fight for justice after she says an american diplomat's wife killed her son. live from studio 7 here in the mothership, welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm george howell. >> i'm rosemary church. from cnn headquarters in atlanta. "cnn newsroom" starts right now. president trump is again lashing out at house democrats as he faces a growing impeachment inquiry, resorting to name calling and throwing around more baseless allegations against his critics, including house speaker nancy pelosi and house intelligence chair adam schiff. >> the u.s. president tweeted about it, saying the house speaker and intelligence chair, in part, they are guilty for high crimes and misdemeanors and
even treason. this comes, again, as a second whistle-blower has come forward in the scandal. cnn's jeremy diamond has the latest now from washington. >> reporter: we now know there are two whistle-blowers from within the intelligence community who have raised concerns about president trump's call with the president of ukraine. attorneys for the first whistle-blower now say they're also representing at least a second whistle-blower from within the intelligence community. and this whistle-blower proclaims to have firsthand information about many of the instances raised in that first whistle-blower's complaints. that has, of course, been a key republican talking point aimed at discrediting that first whistle-blower. the fact that many allegations that were made, the whistle-blower obtained secondhand. now, as far as the white house reaction to the second whistle-blower, they're essentially saying there's nothing to see here, folks. here is a statement from the white house press secretary stephanie grisham. she says, it doesn't matter how many people decide to call themselves whistle-blower about the same telephone call. a call the president has already
made public. it doesn't change the fact that he has done nothing wrong. now, of course, despite that, we've seen the president repeatedly attacking the whistle-blower on twitter this weekend. also attacking democrats, the media and even one republican who dared to come out and publicly criticize the president's requests that china and ukraine investigate his political rival, joe biden. senator mitt romney, the former republic nominee, came out and called president trump's requests appalling and wrong. president trump has fired back calling for senator romney's impeachment. of course, senators can't be impeached. the message from the president here was clear to any republicans who would come out, out of line and speak out against him, this is what could come. jeremy diamond, cnn, the white house. well, president trump's allies tried to defend him on the sunday talk shows. his personal attorney is also trying to defend himself. rudy giuliani admits he met with ukrainian officials about the
bidens and he was the former new york mayor on fox news. >> we got an anonymous whistle-blower who says that donald trump did something wrong. donald trump, like hunter biden says, i didn't do anything wrong. >> forget the whistle-blower. we have the transcript calls and the -- >> before you interrupt me, howard. i know you want to defend it so bad. >> i don't want to defend anything. i want to ask questions. >> you do. you do. it's pathetic. listen -- >> one more question about your role in ukraine -- >> my role in the ukraine -- >> let me -- >> it's not just ukraine. on thursday president trump also publicly asked china to investigate the bidens. the president's backers are trying to defend that, too. they're also trying to deflect, change the subject. take a look. >> george, do you really think he was serious about thinking that china's going to investigate the biden family? >> he said it right there in public. >> i think he's getting -- as
senator rubio said a couple days ago, he's getting the press all spun up about this. this is the president who's been tougher on china than any other president. >> the president has invited, asked ukraine to look into a political rival. and there is -- now there is texting on that we're seeing the unfolding, potentially, of evidence to justify the whistle-blower's complaint. so, the question is, is this how the power of the presidency should be used? to get a foreign country -- >> we have -- >> to interfere or meddle with u.s. elections? >> we have confirmed from kurt volker's testimony there was no quid pro quo. the favor was getting to the bottom of what happened in 2016. this is an issue democrats and the media was very interested in not very long ago. how exactly was russian disinformation infiltrated throughout our politics for over two years, pushing an insane conspiracy theory about president trump and russia --
>> the intelligence community has confirmed -- >> there are a lot of unanswered questions. chuck, i just want the truth. the american people want the truth. >> do you not trust the american -- do you not trust the fbi, the cia -- >> no, no, i don't. absolutely -- >> i'm just confused -- >> lisa page, after james comey -- >> you believe the fbi and the cia, these government agencies -- >> all right. for more, we are joined now from england by scott locust, professor of international politics at the university of birmingham. thanks for being with us. >> good morning, rosemary. >> the second whistle-blower has come forward with firsthand knowledge of the phone conversation between the u.s. president and his ukraine counterpart, confirming what was initially revealed by the first whistle-blower. what impact might this have on the direction of the impeachment inquiry into president trump and could this, perhaps, represent some sort of turning point, do you think? >> well, we wait to see the content, rosemary. not only from the second
whistle-blower, but according to an attorney, his firm is representing multiple whistle-blowers. in other words, there may be more than two. and, of course, if that content reinforces what the first whistle-blower said, not just about the trump phone call with the ukraine president, but about the campaign by rudy giuliani, trump's attorney since last november, for an investigation of joe biden and the democratic party, then, yeah, that's huge. because now -- it's like a courtroom case. if you have one witness that testifies against the defendant, okay. but if you have multiple witnesses that tell stories that link up, then that court case can't be wished away by just saying it's all a hoax. >> right. we were just listening to republicans falling over themselves trying to support the president. weert not hearing from many republicans speaking out against the u.s. president over his effort to pressure ukraine's leader to investigate joe biden. mitt romney, of course, seems to be the bravest of them all. and he was attacked by president
trump over the weekend for doing that. why do you think other republicans are remaining silent or tying themselves in knots trying to support the president? >> well, you'll have to ask them. but, rosemary, i think your key is republicans keeping silent. apart from two u.s. senators -- pardon me, three u.s. senators, you thatter ed from ron johnson s the rest of the 53 have not spoken out to defend donald trump, in comparative to jim jordan who said it was all just trump telling a joke. in other words, many republicans since the complaint came out, since the transcript came out of the phone call and now the revelation of the second whistle-blower are saying no comment or i need further information. >> what do you think they're doing that? do you think they're sitting back, waiting to see how this all plays out before they figure out who they're going to stand by? >> they don't know how big this is, rosemary. in contrast to trump/russia for more than two years there was a
great amount of evidence, as we found out from the reporting on donald trump. there wasn't a focal event. now we have a focal event, the phone call. and officials breaking ranks to testify and republican senators are realizing, look, do we stay tied to donald trump all the way to 2020 and re-election when we could go down with him? >> very quickly, in this situation, joe biden apparently has actually done nothing wrong. that's certainly the understanding at this point. but we're now seeing other presidential hopefuls basically saying, well, if my relative had been there, i wouldn't have had them sit on a foreign company board. do you think this is going to be the downfall of biden, because he's so much on the defensive now? >> i don't want to play crystal ball on that, rosemary, but i would say there's an issue here for everyone, democratic, republican, any other party, about whether we need
legislation about whether the daughter, the son, the relative of a high-ranking official sits on a board of a foreign company. conflict of interest legislation. that should apply to everyone. that should not distract from the fact that the allegations against joe biden and hunter biden and against the democratic party are unproven, some are conspiracy theories and the man who is spreading them who is someone asking for a foreign government possibly to help in his re-election campaign. >> all right. many thanks to you for your analysis and perspective. always appreciate it. >> thank you, rosemary. now to a major policy shift. the white house now says that turkey will soon move toward with its long-planned military operation into northern syria. >> the u.s. will not be involved and is now pulling out troops from the area where they have been deployed and supporting kurdish-led forces. the move came after a phone call between president trump and turkish president erdogan on
sunday. senior u.s. officials have been trying to dissuade turkey from carrying out the operation. >> the white house did not specify in its statement if this move now constitutes a full withdrawal of u.s. troops from syria, but turkey will now be responsible for all of the captured isis fighters who are currently being held by kurdish forces in northern syria. let's go live to the region. cnn's senior international correspondent ben wedeman is on the story live in beirut, lebanon. ben, this essentially means that turkey will take on an area of responsibility. the question here, how far into syria that zone reaches will have significant implications. >> reporter: indeed. this is quite a shocking development. the turks have made it clear they want this so-called safe zone along the almost 450-kilometer border between syria and turkey to be 30 kilometers inside syria, which
is basically would encompass a variety of large towns and cities that are currently under the control of the syrian democratic forces. those are the forces that the united states was closely aligned with in the war against isis. the syrian democratic forces are clearly very unhappy with this move. they put out a statement this morning, just a little while ago, saying the united states is not abiding by its commitment with the sdf, keeping in mind that in the beginning of september, the americans and turkish forces began to patrol a smaller part of that border and not well within it. so certainly this does represent something of a betrayal by the united states of one of its most important allies in the war against isis. and it brings into question what are turkey's intentions?
we have heard from the turks that they want to settle as many as 2 million syrian refugees currently in turkey within this part of syria, but we need to keep in mind, this is not where those syrians come from. these are sunni muslims from western syria being resettled, potentially, in a part of syria that is largely kurdish, so this has serious implications. it could certainly destabilize a part of syria that has been relatively stable now for several years. george? >> well, ben, that does raise the question now, what will happen with the kurds? we'll, of course, have to continue with this story and we'll stay in touch with you for developments. ben wedeman, live. thank you. police in hong kong are condemning the violent protests that rocked the city over the weekend. tensions boiled over once again after the government announced an emergency ban on masks at public gatherings.
many protesters chose to hide their faces anyway, testing the resolve of police. at least 13 were arrested partially for that reason. >> chinese military personnel also had their first direct interaction with demonstrators, warning them they would be arrested for targeting their -- barracks, rather, with lasers. the hong kong protests are even seeping into the national basketball association. the chinese basketball association says that it severed ties with the houston rockets team after their general manager, daryl morey, tweeted support for the protesters on friday. >> the rockets are one of the most popular nba teams in china and china's yao ming spent years playing for the rockets. morey has since deleted the tweet and both he and the league have apologized. david culver explains why it's such a big deal in china.
>> reporter: to understand the fallout from the tweet, you need to understand china in china. the nba and basketball have gathered a lot of fans here. millions of fans, in fact. not only are people watching it on tv but they're also coming together at times like this, young people, and playing on neighborhood courts like the one behind me. let's recap what exactly played out over the past couple of days. and where we are today. it started on friday with the general manager of the houston rockets posting a fophoto that said, fight for freedom, stand for democracy, a direct reference to the protests happening in hong kong for the past 18 weeks. he subsequently took down that tweet, deleted it, realizing that the backlash was coming quite quickly. that backlash included chinese basketball association severing ties with the rockets, the major broadcasters cctv here likewise
terminating a contract to show some of the game it is here, and big sponsors like tencent saying they would suspend live streaming any rocket games. a lot of money is at stake and a lot of eyes here that would likewise be watching rockets as they play. morey sent out a subsequent tweet apologizing for what he initially put out. he said, i did not intend my tweet to offend fans. i have had a lot of opportunity since that tweet to hear and consider other perspectives. i have always appreciated the significant support of our chinese fans and sponsors have provided and i would hope those who are upset will know that offending or misunderstanding them was not my intention. my tweets are my own and in no way represent the rockets or the nba. now, that apology has also
gotten some backlash, particularly from u.s. lawmakers. on both sides, democrats and republicans. essentially saying that morey should not be appeasing the chinese communist government and his response showed concern for money rather than democracy movements going on in hong kong. either way, when i caught up with one young player here, i asked him what he thought of the rockets in light of this event, he had heard about the tweet and the subsequent apology and the fallout. he said, it changed his opinion somewhat of the rockets. he'd be less likely to watch them play, but he said overall, he still has a love for the game here. david culver, cnn, beijing. >> we turn to iraq now and violent clashes between protesters and authorities have turned deadly once again. >> four more lives were lost in the unrest bringing the death toll to 104 people who died. officials deny that security forces have open fire on demonstrators, but activists dispute that. they claim security forces and
iranian-backed militias are deliberately shooting into the crowds. >> meantime, iran's supreme leader is responding to the unrest in iraq. he says the souls of the two nations are tied and their bond will grow stronger. he added, enemies seek to so discord but they failed and their conspiracy won't be effective. still ahead, a mother makes an emotional plea for swrjustic. her fight to hold the u.s. diplomat's wife accountable gains the attention of top british officials.
we are just weeks away from halloween day, october 31st. it is brexit day, the deadline. boris johnson is facing growing pressure not just from his own parliament, but from other eu leaders. >> yeah, the british prime minister's office says he spoke with the french president sunday to discuss proposals. emmanuel macron reportedly told him to amend his plan by week's end. mr. johnson is still threatening to yank the uk out of the eu with no deal. >> in the meantime, britain's brexit secretary is suggesting the government could be flexible when it comes to the irish
backstop. listen. >> the backstop is a unicorn that has failed to materialize three times in parliament. ist been rejected -- >> it's not -- >> it's been rejected three times in parliament. the reason for that was the concerns around laws applying in northern ireland over which people would not have a say. and the fact that it was at odds with the agreement in terms of failing to get the consent at both sides. >> and ireland's prime minister says time is tight to reach a compromise. well, british foreign secretary dominick rabe is getting personally involved in the case of a car crash involving a u.s. diplomat's wife that left one man dead. rabe is set to meet with the family of 19-year-old harry dunn who was hit and killed in that crash. >> police say the woman who has diplomatic immunity was driving on the wrong side of the road. the secretary and the victim's own family are calling on the united states to reconsider the woman's immunity.
>> cnn's anna stewart joins us now from london with more on this. anna, it is a heartbreaking story. all the more so because the mother of this young boy who was killed has felt no justice has been done here. >> reporter: that's right. the family is really living a nightmare right now. i spoke to them yesterday. i went to northamptonshire and met with them and they described the tragic circumstance of heir son's death. he was 19 years old, riding his motorbike. the accident was very bad. the hospital had to come to him because it was evident all his bones were broken and they couldn't save him. after told the suspect was the wife of a diplomat, it wasn't until after the funeral they realized she left the country without telling police. it doesn't seem very able for the police of the british government to summon her back because of the complex nature of diplomatic immunity. they feel huge anguish.
take a listen to what the mother, charlotte charles, had to say to me. >> it can't be right that somebody -- a diplomat or their family can come over to the uk or any other country, kill somebody, unintentionally or not, and just go away and ignore what's happened. and leave us with nothing. we can't change what's happened to harry. and we can't get him back. but what we will do our absolutely utmost to do is make sure it doesn't happen to another family. >> reporter: harry's family wanted to speak to us because they want our international viewers and our viewers in america to understand what is going on here. they want more pressure put on the u.s. government because they feel they've done all they can in the uk and it's really over to washington here. >> very quickly, anna, as we
were reporting at the initial stages, british foreign secretary dominick rabe is getting involved. in what way? is there a sense he could be pushing here for waiving diplomatic immunity? >> reporter: so publicly what we know from the foreign secretary is he's expressed his disappointment with the circumstances to the u.s. ambassador of the uk. he is meeting with the family later this week. whether or not he has the power or, you know, behind closed doors he's able to push anything or do anything is unclear. really this is for the state department and they've simply told us, quote, immunity is rarely waived. >> many thanks to you for bringing us up to date. just a heartbreaking story for that family. appreciate it. for those watching around the world on cnn international, thank you four yor your time. "spirit of tokyo" is up next. >> if you're with us in the u.s., stay with us. we have more news just head. take prilosec otc and take control of heartburn.
welcome back to our viewers here in the united states. you are watching "cnn newsroom." i'm rosemary church. >> i'm george howell. let's check the top headlines. turkey said it's moving head with a military operation in northern syria. the u.s. will not be involved and will pull out troops from that area where they were deployed. senior u.s. officials have tried to dissuade turkey from carrying out this operation. another whistle-blower has come forward in the ukraine
scandal facing u.s. president donald trump. the lawyer representing the first whistle-blower says his team also represents this second one. he says the client works in the intelligence community and has firsthand knowledge back the first whistle-blower's claims. president trump on twitter again lashing out over this second whistle-blower suggesting they're part of what he calls it is deep state. he also launched baseless accusations at two top democrats in the house, accusing them of high crimes, misdemeanors and treason. if the house does vote to impeach president trump, it will ultimately be up to the senate to decide if he will be removed from office. >> some senate democrats also running for president are weighing in on that prospect. let's listen. >> do you have enough evidence to convict yourself? >> yes. >> so you would vote right now to -- >> look, i think the evidence is clear. when donald trump released the transcript in which he solicited
a foreign government to interfere in the 2020 elections, he broke the law. >> do you think it's irresponsible for senators who will be essentially jurors to say right now that they would vote to convict? is that irresponsible? >> i think people will say different things. i personally as a former prosecutor like to look at all the evidence because you might convict on a number of counts and not on another one. >> i am a juror and i want to look at what the articles of impeachment are, i want to look at all the evidence. i'll just tell you, just as an american, this is not just offensive, i think it's grounds for impeachment. so i'm looking forward to the fullness of this coming out. the house has to go through a process. they'll develop articles of impeachment, perhaps pass them on the floor before they get to the senate where there will be a trial. if you ask me as someone lookinging at the president, the president of the united states, it's contrary to our framers of constitution. >> that's what the democratic presidential kaecandidates are
saying. what are voters saying, especially in the key state of michigan? president trump took that state in 2016 but by a very slim margin. >> cnn went to michigan to see what impact, if any, the impeachment inquiry is having on president trump's support. >> reporter: all important macomb county, michigan, has impeachment dented the president's support here? did you vote for the president or clinton in 2016? >> president. >> reporter: are you still just as happy with them? >> no comment. >> reporter: some of the president supporters are on the fence, but most we spoke to say impeachment is little more than politics. >> i think it's a lot of just people don't like him. they want him out of office. the left and the media. >> reporter: john voted for trump in 2016 and had concerns early on. six months ago he thought joe biden might be an option. now he says the push for impeachment has him supporting the president more than ever.
>> they are there for one thing now and one thing only. and that's to try to impeachment the president. >> reporter: democrats here say moving forward with the impeachment process could sway voters to their side. >> does it help in macomb county? >> i think so. i think so. because i think people in macomb county want to see -- see what's being done, see the right thing being done. >> reporter: obama won macomb and michigan twice. trump easily won macomb and flipped the state by a razor-thin margin. the county critical to both parties. republican strategist says the drive for impeachment will only help re-elect the president and republicans. >> if they're going to try to impeachment him on this ukraine business, i think they are driving themselves straight back to the minority in the house. >> reporter: paul contawith the
democratic party says while impeachment is important, democrats also need to keep their focus on the issues. >> we need to be talking about what affects people on a day-to-day basis. that's those blue collar pocketbook issues. >> reporter: cnn, macomb county, michigan. the white house is dismissing reports of a second whistle-blower and what it could mean for the impeachment inquiry. >> the whistle-blowers pose an obvious threat to those in power. they also face serious personal consequences for their actions. our randi kaye looks at prominent whistle-blowers in recent u.s. history. >> you tell me what you know and i'll confirm. i'll keep you in the right direction, if i can, but that's all. just follow the money. >> reporter: he is, perhaps, the most famous whistle-blower in history known simply as deep throat. in the 1970s he helped take down president richard nixon by divulging critical information about the watergate break-in to
"washington post" reporters bob woodward and carl bernstein. >> woodward, bernstein, you're both on the story. >> reporter: deep throat would set up secret meetings with woodward by drawing a enclose, with a specific time, usually late at night, on page 20 of woodward's copy of the "new york times." they would then meet at that time inside an underground parking garage. >> no, no, i am not deep throat. >> reporter: in fact, he was. the mystery ended in 2005 when mark felt, the number two in command at the fbi in the early '70s, revealed he was deep throat. also in the 1970s, military analyst daniel ellsberg earned a reputation as the most dangerous man in america for leaking a top secret government study about the vietnam war known as the pentagon papers. >> the name has come out as the possible source of "the times" pentagon documents. it is daniel ellsberg. >> reporter: the pentagon papers showed the government had
mismanaged the vietnam war and lied about it. ellsberg was charged under the espionage act with theft and conspiracy, but the charges were later dropped due to government misconduct. his disclosures as a whistle-blower were credited with helping end the war. >> i couldn't care less about the punk. i wanted to discredit that kind of activity. >> reporter: decades later in 2013, former u.s. army soldier chelsea manning was convicted after sharing nearly 750,000 military and diplomatic documents with wikileaks, related to the wars in iraq and afghanistan. >> i stopped seeing just statistics and information and i started seeing people. >> reporter: included in the leaked material, a video of iraqi civilians and journalists being killed by a u.s. helicopter in 2007. she was convicted and sentenced to 35 years for the leak, but president barack obama commuted her sentence in 2017. the same year manning was
convicted, whistle-blower edward snowden began leaking classified government material to the media and a documentary filmmaker. >> the more you're ignored, the more you're told it's not a problem until eventually you realize that these things need to be determined by the public. >> reporter: snowden, a former cia employee and nsa contractor, shared documents from the national security agency about far-reaching surveillance programs. >> people's lives are at risk here because of data that mr. snowden -- >> reporter: among other things, snowden was charged with giving national defense information to someone without a security clearance and revealing classified information. he's living in exile in russia. randi kaye, cnn, new york. >> randi, thank you for that report. the u.s. supreme court starts a new term on monday and justices will confront a number
of politically explosive issues. >> it will be a challenge for the chief justice to keep the high court out of the spotlight when the rulings emerge during an election year. we have the details. >> reporter: a mow men to us term is set to again. the justices will tackle an array of issues, lgbt rights, gun rights, and last week the court agreed to hear an abortion case. all these opinions will come down in the heat of the next election. they'll be heard by president trump's two nominees, gorsuch and brett kavanaugh. on sunday protesters gathered at the court to mark kavanaugh's one-year anniversary they're furious he was confirmed despite allegations of sexual misconduct that came out during his confirmation process. liberals are worried about the direction of the court because kavanaugh took the seat of anthony kennedy, who was largely
seen as a swing oat vote for some of these issues. all eyes will be on chief justice john roberts. he's been trying to keep the court out of the political fray but many of these cases will come down as the election gears up. cnn, washington, ariane de vogue. we have news on the shooting in kansas. reaction to the incident ahead for you. you don't let a cold ruin your day. you take dayquil severe liquicaps and crush it. dayquil severe. the daytime, coughing, aching, stuffy-head, fever, sore throat, power through your day, medicine.
in the state of texas a $100,000 reward is being offered for any information on the murder of joshua brown. >> brown was a key witness in the trial of a former dallas police officer who was sentenced to jail last week for killing her neighbor. here is cnn's polo sandoval with details. >> reporter: dallas police have not said anything to suggest joshua brown's murder could in any way, shape or form be directly tied to the high-profile murder trial of
amber guyger. before his murder on friday, joshua brown made headlines as a key witness in the trial of dallas officer amber guyger. >> my apartment was right here. i could reach over. both apartments directly across from mine. >> reporter: last week guyger was convicted of killing jean after walking into his apartment in 2018. she claims to have mistaken his apartment for hers and thought he was an intruder. on the witness stand, ten days before his own shooting death outside his home, brown testified he heard the shots and saw guyger outside his apartment. brown got emotional recounting, hearing his neighbor's voice from time to time. lee merritt, a civil rights attorney representing the jean family said on social media, brown lived in constant fear of gun violence and that his death, quote, underscores the reality of the black experience in america. merritt also said brown deserves the same justice that he sought to ensure for the jean family. investigators have released few details on brown's death, only
that witnesses heard gunshots and that that they observed a silver four-door sedan speeding away from the scene. police have not said if the murder is any way connected to the guyger proceedings. police continue to investigate this murder in dallas. they're hoping any witness who saw something will eventually reach out to them. polo sandoval, cnn, new york. police in the u.s. state of kansas are searching for a man who open fire in a bar killing four people. >> police have just taken one of the suspect's alture into custody late sunday. the other suspect remains on the loose. police consider him armed and dangerous. they each face four counts of first-degree murder. cnn's natasha chen has more. >> reporter: it's been an incredibly emotional weekend for this community. police say that there was some sort of argument inside the bar
before the shooting. people here saturday night said they saw a man getting agitated and getting into an argument before getting kicked out of this establishment. people who stayed in the bar said that man came back into the bar, past this sign that says no firearms allowed on the property, but they believe the suspects fired shots in the bar, killing four men. we're hearing of incredible heroics, including one man who died as he pushed away a young woman who was in front of her. >> i was in front of him. then he just pushed me out of the way, i was on the floor, and people with blood everywhere. i was just crawling trying to get behind chairs and tables. >> reporter: at a vigil we heard of another man who died in the arms of his fiancee inside that bauer. kansas governor offered a statement saying, i continue to be frustrated these mass shootings and killings occur
with regular frequency. our nation has an obligation to address this ongoing public health crisis. natasha chen, cnn, kansas city, kansas. the nobel prizes are expected to be announced this week and the favorite to win the peace prize, a 16-year-old climate activist. more on that when we return. when we started our business we were paying an arm and a leg for postage. i remember setting up shipstation. one or two clicks and everything was up and running. i was printing out labels and saving money. shipstation saves us so much time. it makes it really easy and seamless. pick an order, print everything you need, slap the label onto the box, and it's ready to go. our costs for shipping were cut in half. just like that. shipstation. the #1 choice of online sellers.
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i shouldn't be up here. i should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. yet you all come to us young people for hope. how dare you. >> who could forget that extraordinary speech. climate activist greta thunberg shaming world leaders for failing to act on climate change. >> it's been two weeks since she delivered that powerful speech. and in the coming days her activism could be recognized by the nobel committee. according to bookmakers, she is a favorite to win the nobel peace prize this week. if she does, it would make her the youngest ever recipient of that award. let's get perspective from the head of u.s.'s program at
chatham house. we know thunberg is out in the ooet ether here as a possibility. what do you make of her chances? >> i think right now she's the person everyone is talking about. her speech at the u.n. was so powerful. it's difficult to even listen to it now, several days later and not feel the emotion and the power. so, i think she really is the person that we have all of our eyes on. she's mobilized the youth. there's so much focus globally not only on climate, but on the next generation, on youth, on the abilities of young people to really make a difference if they engage. and she has been just phenomenal at getting young people across europe, across north america, across the entire globe to really engage. and i think that message is just tremendously powerful. and she herself is really quite an extraordinary speaker and so committed. so, i think we really are focused very much on her. of course, there are other
possibilities. so many people doing really tremendous work. it's really nice to talk about these people because at a tough time in international politics, the nobel peace prize is a bright light. >> tough time around the world, quite frankly. what are some of the other names, leslie, that are out there? >> well, i think the president of new zealand for her response to the christchurch killings and certainly talking about humanity as a response to terrorism, very powerful, very young, very impressive, inspiring leader. the united nations high commissioner for refugees, unhcr is always on our list because the refugee crisis, immigration continues to be a problem globally and to occupy people's thinking and a problem that needs addressing. there are some others. i think, you know, the -- macron, perhaps, for trying to salvage or renegotiate an iran
deal. quite -- the list is long. i think we're looking at several hundred names. but, again, i think most people right now are really focusing on climate, on youth activism and on greta thunberg. >> and just briefly here, we do know the u.s. president and his supporters suggest his name should be in the running. specifically for his actions with north korea. how likely is that? >> well, i must say, george, i would be quite surprised. we haven't seen any progress. we've seen certainly a lot of talk. we've seen some meetings. absolutely no progress in terms of denuclearization. and i think given the optics around the u.s. president right now, the fact that we have now got impeachment hearings. there's been so much negative language that hasn't done anything, really, to inspire and speak to the broader question of peace, i would be very, very
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