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and here's the thing, angela was taken to the hospital with just a hurt shoulder. so happy for that family. all right. we hope you make great memories today. there's so much more in the next hour of cnn news room. >> we turn it over to jim sciutto. jim? >> it is a big news day with news coming in the coming days, particularly that summit in russia. trump and putin. welcome to everyone on the east coast. jim sciutto in for fred reek a. news room starts now. trump putin summit moving forward, despite new charges in the russian o probe against 12 russian intelligence officers. and calls from lawmakers to cancel the sit down between the two leaders. not only does the white house say the summit is on, we're learning two leaders will speak
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to the press after the meeting. trump weighs in by blaming former president obama instead of condemning russia. this political show down, intelligence showdown unfielding as anti-trump protesters gather in scotland. while the president spends the weekend in scotland ahead of that. i want to start with abby philip, live from glasgow, scotland. abby, the president as he often does taking to twitter on a saturday morning, weighing in on a host of things, and throwing some jabs at everyone it seems except russia. who has he been targeting today? >> reporter: that's right, jim. the president, should come to no surprise, the president is not yet willing to make this about
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russia, to make it about vladimir putin. instead he is making it about his predecessor, barack obama, saying in a tweet that the stories you heard about the 12 russians yesterday took place during the obama administration, not the trump administration. why didn't they do something about it, especially when it was reported that president obama was informed by the fbi in september before the election. now, it is interesting this should happen. he is referring to the indictments that came yesterday. the white house issued a statement, did not acknowledge this was essentially an attack on the united states. now president trump is saying obama should have done more. jim, as you know, president obama tried to do some things, even though his staff criticized him for not doing more, but the counter intelligence investigation into this was launched under the obama administration, obama cia director warned counterparts in russia and president obama warned putin directly in a meeting about russian meddling. there's plenty of evidence there
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were attempts to do things before the election. president trump is not even willing to sort of address now what is a crucial issue which is what happens now. what happens when there's an election three months from now in november, a mid term election that most in the intelligence community expect russia to do some of the same things again. right now we expect that the white house isn't going to back down, despite a lot of folks suggesting unless president trump will forcefully address this with vladimir putin, it shouldn't go forward. the president is going to go into the meeting with putin and expects to address a slew of issues and do so with the objective that maybe they could have some kind of personal rapport. obviously there are deep issues here, escalating issues here, and a lot of evidence piling up that this was an attack directed by the highest levels of the russian government. jim? >> no one in intelligence can contest that, only the president
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expressed doubts. you make a good point, the risk is to upcoming elections, mid terms and trump's intelligence chiefs testify that the president has not directed them to repel the attacks. it is a remarkable situation. thanks very much, abby philip, traveling with the president. check in with phil black, covering protests, another day of protests, chasing this president around the uk. what is the scene like there today? >> reporter: jim, here in edinburgh, we have seen thousands of people initially rallying, marching, rallying some more here in the sense of the city. it is a festival like atmosphere, similar to glasgow and london yesterday. pretty happy, although blunt messages, banners, placards. the overall message is that donald trump is not welcome in scotland. these are people that disagree very strongly with many of his
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policies. on top of that, they were joined by what is now that famous trump baby balloon, the one flying over london yesterday was deflated at the end of that process, packed on an overnight train, sent up to scotland, and has been flying here as well. all of that has been going on here in edinburgh. at turnberry, the trump golf resort where the president has been staying, we have seen a very daring aerial protest. this is a paraglider, piloted by a greenpeace activist that flew in close to the hotel where the president is saying, streaming an anti-trump message behind him. he managed to get away. that's something that seems to have annoyed the local police and secret service as well, there are air space restrictions in place over the hotel to ensure the president's security. so they're now trying to find out who was responsible for that breach of those restrictions because as the police here say, that is a breach of the law.
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meanwhile, on the ground, there were smaller protest groups around the security perimeter at the trump golf resort, screaming out, trying to be heard as president trump was making his way around the course. jim? >> phil, to be clear in that picture, the person who is circled, the people to the right of the screen, perhaps show it again as the paraglider was coming in, was that the president? is that how close he got to the president himself? >> reporter: that's what greenpeace, the organization behind this protest believes. they believe trump was actually outside, inspecting the grounds of the resort at the time that all of this was taking place, and yes, the proximity was as close as that. that's the greenpeace claim. we haven't been able to confirm it more specifically through the white house or secret service or local police yet, but clearly there's concern about just how close this airborne protester was able to get. >> does look like the president there in that circle from a
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security standpoint. i am sure the secret service is extremely alarmed about the proximity of that. phil black, thanks very much. abby philip as well. russia is responding to new indictments from the justice department, saying they're an attempt to spoil the upcoming summit. cnn international diplomatic editor nic robertson is in helsinki. despite the indictments, despite some democrats and republicans saying the meeting should be cancelled, it is going on, nic. i know you are with russian diplomats as well. are they concerned about indictments before the meeting or take the president's expression of confidence as enough for them, is that what they focus on? >> reporter: i think they're doing what they normally do in these circumstances, jim, which is basically push back, fire back, deny. they're saying right now there's
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no evidence being presented here, even though there are indictments against 12 russian military intelligence officers. they're saying there's no evidence. they're actually saying this is recycled fake news or reanimated fake news. they are saying it is criminal cases being pulled for political reasons. they're saying this is all being done, designed to spoil the atmosphere ahead of the summit. typical of russia to come up with multiple things to say about it, but this is what they're saying, and of course it is critical to the summit. if we go back to when president trump first face to faced president putin the g 20, when they had a pull aside july last summer, when president putin put allegations of meddling to president putin, he quickly moved on, president putin denied and quickly moved to other issues. we had a readout from sergei
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lavrov, the russian minister in there. this is how he described president trump putting those allegations and their response. >> translator: president trump said and i'm sure either he or rex tillerson himself will say that this campaign of alleged russian interference in u.s. elections is of a strange nature because there hasn't been a single fact in all these months of allegations, which was recognized by those in congress who are leading this movement at a certain point and brought various administration members on the carpet. president trump said he's heard putin's very clear statements this is not true and that the russian government didn't interfere in the elections and that he accepts these statements. that's all. >> reporter: two things there, jim, obviously. one is that the russians denied it then, they're denying it again now. perhaps central to a lot of people's concerns is the way the russians say that president trump presented this issue, not taking ownership and saying
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we've got the evidence and information. just saying these claims are out there. now he has that evidence in the form of these 12 indictments of the russian military intelligence officers. will he then present this evidence in some form to president putin, because president putin is denying it exists, will he take that tough line and say here it is. jim? >> to this point the president undermined his intelligence services multiple times. so it would be a change if he does. nic robertson, thanks very much. the director of national intelligence, dan coats, former republican senator raised the alarm on growing current cyber attacks, including from russia, saying the situation is at a critical point. he came out forcefully against russia. >> russia has been the most aggressive foreign actor, no
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question. they continue their efforts to undermine our democracy. >> they continue those efforts. that's the point. what was notable about his comments, he compared them to warnings pre-9/11. julie, if i can begin with you here, you have the department of justice led by appointees of this president, so he cannot claim as he often does about the mueller probe being a democratic deep state operation, releases these, and takes a lot to indict, can't do multiple indictments willy-nilly. russian intelligence agents acting on the direction of the president trump is about to meet with, is it a victory for putin for the president to then sit across from him and claim he wants friendlier relations? >> depends what the president does. if the president goes in, says a few words about it, moves onto
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dmanlds of putin, it -- demands gets the victory and the issue goes away, as it continues into future elections. if president trump said something, if he confronted him, if he issued demands for the united states, that wouldn't be a victory for putin. again, if you're betting, you would bet he is probably not going to do that. >> two weeks ago, the president expressed doubts on russian meddling. amy, the president did something else, point the finger at the obama administration for this, tweeting if i can repeat here, the stories you heard about the 12 russians, calls them the stories you heard as opposed to federal indictments took place during the obama administration, not the trump administration. why didn't they do something about it. the fact is his own intelligence chiefs, dan coats among them, testified before congress a number of weeks ago they received no direction from this president to repel on-going cyber attacks. whose responsibility, the obama administration or trump administration today?
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>> today i think obviously the trump administration. but i think julian is right. we heard him in the montana rally recently say putin is fine, he is fine, when he is attacking his own justice department. he is essentially choosing putin over his own justice department right now, even yesterday at a press conference with the prime minister, he was doing that as well, he was bringing up every other issue that he was going to talk to him about, putin about, then threw in meddling at the end, like it was an aside. when he knows the focus and optics are all going to be centered around russian meddling, especially now with the indictment. >> what about the substance, julian, trump will often claim to kind of increase his credibility, saying no one is tougher on russia than trump, speaking in the third person there. it is true the trump administration has taken some tough steps, one being providing lethal weapons to ukrainians
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fighting, a step the obama administration didn't take. bigger picture, does the president have a case he is taking on russia aggressively? >> no, i think that's a weak case to make. i think he has resisted sanctions legislation that will a republican congress has given him. and rhetorically, he keeps coming back to statements where he is casting doubt on something that most in the intelligence community and in both parties agree happened and is happening. so that's not being tough. he doesn't have to watch a war, he does not have to be hawkish, but he does have to acknowledge a serious problem that happened and might happen again to have credibility to say he is being tough with russia. >> amie, the way robert mueller operates, he indicts when he's got the goods. to this point has not followed a political, you can argue he followed a very apolitical schedule. he has gotten pressure to wrap
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it up and keeps going forward. that said, these indictments released 72 hours before the summit meeting, do you see any message in that timing? >> no. i think it is clearly going to be the focus of the summit, and for a president that cares about optics so much, it can't be good for him. can't be good the indictment is so closely tied to when he talked about russia and was sending messages to russia saying please, go after those missing e-mails of hillary clinton's that are somehow missing. i think all of this kind of falls on him. now if there are further charges looming, i think that isn't going to sit well. the big question is how tough will he be with putin, is he going to address this, is he going to make him feel like the pressure is on while he is sitting down with him. >> or will he be like republican senators a couple weeks ago that asked russia not to interfere again. you might expect something more
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stronger. we'll see. thank you for walking us through it all. still ahead, many democratic leaders want that trump putin summit scrapped and a handful of republicans. we'll ask a democratic lawmaker for his opinion. and the government has a plan to reunify 2500 immigrant children with parents in the next two weeks. is that really going to happen? no. no, no, no, no, no. cancel. cancel. please. aaagh! being in the know is a good thing. that's why discover will alert you if your social security number is found on any one of thousands of risky sites. i can do more to lower my a1c. and i can do it with what's already within me. because my body can still make its own insulin. and once-weekly trulicity activates my body to release it. trulicity is not insulin. it comes in a once-weekly, truly easy-to-use pen. it works 24/7. trulicity is an injection to improve blood sugar in adults
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welcome back. president trump facing mounting pressure to confront vladimir putin or cancel the planned monday summit which of course lawmakers are saying should be cancelled. joining me, democratic congressman dan kildee from the great state of michigan. congressman, nice to speak to you again. >> thank you, jim. >> first question. do you believe the president will confront vladimir putin strongly on russian interference in the election? >> i seriously doubt it. i mean, donald trump seems to
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think vladimir putin is his friend, that russia is our friend when that is simply not the case. we know and all we have to do is read the specific information in the recent set of indictments exactly how far russia has gone to attack our democracy. this president has shown no inclination to address this in any meaningful way. my hope is he would go into the meeting, say look, we know what happened, this is what we're going to do, impose really strict economic sanctions, engage our allies which unfortunately the president decided to insult our allies, still attempt to engage our allies to enforce really strict sanctions against russia, and tell putin we're not going to stand for this. there's no evidence that shows he would be willing to do that. >> congress as you know earlier passed a resolution virtually unanimously, democrats and republicans, requiring new sanctions on russia, even before
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these indictments. has the white house followed through on the sanctions as required by congress? >> the white house has reluctantly imposed some of the sanctions that we have authorized. >> do you believe congress should in light of indictments and further evidence of how far this interference went pass another resolution pressing the president to impose further sanctions? >> i think it is something we ought to consider. in particular taking a look at the extent of activity that we now know is alleged through the most recent set of indictments. my sense is that we ought to take very strong action against those individuals. those are russian agents. this is not a question of having a bunch of oligarchs acting on their own. the last set of indictments were russian intelligence agents that clearly were given direction to do this. i think very strong actions against those individuals and against the russian government is in order. i think this is something that
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we should be looking at. the president feels like he can just go in and give vladimir putin a big hug and everything is going to be fine. that is not the way it works. >> you heard dan coats, director of national intelligence, issue a warning about current, not looking to 2016, but current threats of cyber attacks, including to the upcoming mid term and presidential elections. to our viewers, are those elections in danger of russian interference? >> well, they are, they are for two reasons. one, the president fails to address putin any kind of way at all aggressively as he should. he ought to be defending the united states of america. secondly, i think as one of my colleagues pointed out in an earlier interview, republicans in congress are actually reducing, want to zero out the support for state and local governments to be able to defend our electoral systems from these sorts of attack. i can't understand that. it makes no sense whatsoever. >> it's a real concern.
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congressman dan kildee, thanks for joining us this weekend. >> thank you very much, jim. coming up, the founder of papa john's pizza now speaking out, after the company removed his image entirely from the nationwide chain after he used just a horrible racial slur. going to take a closer look at how the russian agents hacked dnc e-mails as well as how they were finally caught. (director) cut!
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the trump administration now says it has a plan to reunite 2500 migrant children separated from parents at the southern border. in the next two weeks, the administration says families eligible to be reunited will be brought together at a half dozen government facilities. health and human services say the streamlined vetting process will help speed up reunions, this after the administration struggled to meet the first deadline of reuniting children under five years old. they were a couple days late on that deadline. rosa flores is in texas for us. you're down there, watching the process. do you see evidence that they're going to be able to get this done within the time frame ordered by the courts? >> reporter: that's what the government has agreed to. now, the government in this case out of california, jim, has said they don't quite agree with this expedited process because they don't think it is in the best
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interest of the safety and security of the child, but the federal agency says we'll go ahead and do the streamlined process. here's what we know about the process. the government selected 6 to 8 facilities around the country for the reunifications to happen. the parents who are eligible, who are fit parents, will be transported to the facilities and then there will be a 15 minute interview where officials will determine if the parent is actually the parent of a child. if the parent is willing to reunite with their child. after that, the child will then be transferred to the custody of i.c.e. the reunification will happen, and that's how they hope to reunite about 2500 children in the next two weeks. now jim, i just got off the phone with a woman just released out of the port isabel detention center, now says she's in a
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church in the city where i'm at. here's how she described to me how the process worked. she was in her detention room, she and other women were called. there were about nine of them. she said officials said we need to do an interview with you now or you will get deported. so she gave what is known as this interview. we don't know a lot of details about it, but according to what we learned from this agreement that the government made with the aclu is that they were going to make sure the parent was the rightful parent and that they wanted to reunite with their child. so jim, will all of the 2500 children be reunited? we don't know. however, if we learn anything from the reunion of the toddlers, the children under five, we know that all of them were not reunited because some of those parents were not deemed fit to be reunited. some of them had criminal backgrounds. >> also questioned about the records, couldn't keep track of
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welcome back. i am jim sciutto in new york. those indictments handed down by department of justice paint a picture of an aggressive, sophisticated operation by
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russia against a u.s. election. all 12 charged are russian intelligence agents who work within the russian military. most are charged with identity theft as well as conspiracy launder money. using speer phishing to install software to attract screen shots to steal data. and they targeted not just the clinton campaign and the dnc. want to bring in jeremy herhee. immediately following the president and his allies latched onto the fact, and it is a fact, that no u.s. persons were charged in the indictments friday. did the deputy attorney general rosenstein tip his hand to whether that's possible, did he close the door to at a later date indicting american u.s. persons? >> no, jim, i don't think he closed the door on that. he made sure to say the special
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counsel investigation is on-going. he did also say that no americans were implicated in yesterday's indictment. there were several americans cited in it. one appears to be roger stone who acknowledged himself he likely is the official that was cited having communicated with russian hacker gussifer during the 2016 election. stone says the conversations were benign, but we know from witnesses that have spoken to the special counsel's team, stone appears to be someone who's a focus of the mueller investigation still. another interesting part of the indictment yesterday is there's an unnamed congressional candidate who received, asked for and received information from gussifer during the 2016 campaign. we don't know who the candidate is, although there's lots of speculation about what happened. >> now the president is going to sit down with putin monday. democrats are saying he should can sell that summit, and john mccain has been tweeting about it, although he has often been a
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solitary voice, critical of the president's stance towards russia. spent time talking to democrats and republicans. do you hear privately this is not a good time for a warm fuzzy meeting with the russian leader? >> it will be interesting to see how the republicans react. in the senate, hear the republicans say the president has to be tough on putin. none went as far as senator mccain yesterday. what i'm watching for next week is how republicans tackle rod rosenstein. talking about holding him in contempt or trying to impeach him over the fight with subpoenas and over documents. that was sort of put on ice after the indictment came out friday, but it is something that's lingering now that they may or may not take up. i think what happens with putin monday may effect their hand next week. >> you're saying to be clear if it is a soft meeting between trump and putin that there will be less of a political push to
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target rosenstein? >> so they're not connected but i think politically they are connected and i think we heard republicans saying this indictment that came out, republicans that are critical of mueller saying the indictment was good, shows the russians were the bad guy, also saying shows no collusion between trump and the trump campaign and russians. yes, i think it is a political dynamic. they have to vote on this on the house floor to move it forward. i think the meeting will in fact effect that. >> jeremy, thanks very much. the new indictment describes an unnamed person that communicated with the self proclaimed hacker known as gussifer 2.0 back in 2016 as jeremy was saying. roger stone was on the broadcast saying that he believes he could very well be that person. >> i have testified under oath to the house intelligence committee that i certainly had a 24 word exchange with the
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persona, gussifer 2.0, over twitter direct messages. anyone, any objective person that will read that exchange which is included in the indictment will see that based on content, context and timing it is benign. it is innocuous. >> also you? >> i think i am the person referred to. paul cowan joins me now, cnn analyst. paul, should roger stone be concerned about his legal status in light of some of the tea leaves about his involvement? >> whenever you are mentioned even as an unnamed person in an indictment, yeah, you should be very worried because mueller obviously will be looking at him very carefully, looking at his connections to the trump campaign. if something develops that can be used to proceed, you can be sure mueller will do so. >> roger stone, he even admitted on air he was communicating with
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gussifer 2.0, which u.s. intelligence knows, established is a front for russian intelligence. roger stone can claim he didn't know that or that he did that that it was a benign conversation, but what kind of charges could be on the table if mueller unearths that this is willing communication, advance notice was discussed of what materials the russians have stolen, what would you be facing sm. >> --? >> the lawyers would say there's no crime such as collusion. we talk about collusion. looking for collusion with the trump campaign between the russians. how do you establish criminal collusion? you would have to show that stone was providing information that was helpful in the hacking operation that would be aiding, abetting, being part of a conspiracy, or awareness that it was a russian operative hacking
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into the system, helped distribute stolen material. then again, he could be indicted for conspiracy. >> conspiracy is the crime. what would he need to have done to be guilty of conspiracy? for instance, foreknowledge, say he got a tipoff that gussifer 2.0 is working for the russian government, said hey, by the way, we got goods on hillary, found some of the stolen e-mails, we're going to put this stuff out. would foreknowledge be enough or would he have to help get it out, provide information to the russians for where and when to put it out? >> foreknowledge alone would not be enough. foreknowledge combined with assistance distributing stolen e-mails. i guess you do analogize it to stolen property. somebody else steals property, they pass it on to you, you know it is stolen property and you sell it to somebody else or give it to somebody else. you're part of the crime. if they can put together those kinds of links, they would have
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a case against stone. i don't think they have a case against stone because i think he would have been named, he would have been indicted if they had the information, and if he was secretly cooperating with them, which is what happens in a lot of the situations, i don't know if he would be appearing on your show. >> they haven't interviewed him yet. roger stone has told us that. is it possible that the special counsel is waiting until he interviews him? >> that would be an indication that they're looking at criminal conduct because they generally don't interview people who are going to be indicted. but we're reading tea leaves here, and it is hard to say. >> thanks very much. >> thank you, jim. coming up, the troubled founder of papa john's pizza speaking out after he resigned for using a racial slur on a phone call. he is trying to clarify why he used that horrible word, making claims he was extorted after using it. we're going to hear from him when we come back. parodontax, the toothpaste that helps prevent bleeding gums. if you spit blood when you brush or floss
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welcome back. the founder and face of papa john's pizza is now speaking out after resigning for using the slur that begins with an "n" on a conference call. the pizza chain is now removing john schnatter's face entirely from its ads as well as marketing. he has appeared on pizza boxes, tv ads, store interiors for years. and the fallout continues. as several professional sports teams have cut ties with the pizza chain. polo sandoval has been covering this. let's start with what he is
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saying now to explain the use of this slur. >> he's being apologetic now. the one-time face of the pizza brand speaking to several news agencies, several affiliates there in louisville, basically admitting he did use the "n" word, but saying it was apparently, according to him, during a training session during papa john executives and a certain marketing agency. i want you to hear directly from him how he explains it in one of his first interviews since using the racial slur. >> it wasn't a slur. it was a strategy and media planning and training, and i repeated something that somebody else said, and said we're not going to say that, we don't use that kind of language and vocabulary. and sure it got taken out of context. sure, it got twisted. but that doesn't matter.
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i hurt people's feelings. that's what matters here. and for that i'm sorry and i'm disappointed in myself that something like that could happen. >> a wave of corporate fallout has followed what we have seen here. there have been several teams that have chosen to part ways with papa john's. the new york yankees, for example. the atlanta falcons. another professional team in atlanta as well. united, the professional team in atlanta, also severing ties. there's plenty of internal fallout happening within the company. i can tell you there was an open letter written by the ceo of the company that basically said that they are restrategizing here, taking a completely different marketing approach and no longer going to be using him on their advertisements, even on those pizza boxes themselves. so papa john's at this point is certainly facing a massive challenge trying to rebrand itself as they said, trying to regain the confidence of the public, of their customers.
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i thank you, thank you so much. >> remarkable collection of little boys there. that boy was being hailed as a hero for his role in the rescue. he acted as a translator, helping the british divers who first found the group. david mckenzie has more. >> you're very strong. very strong. >> reporter: for days, they had no food, were in total darkness. but the british rescue diver finally discovered the boys. >> how many of you? >> 13. >> 13? >> yes, 13. >> brilliant. >> reporter: a clear confident voice acting as the translator from thai to english. >> i understand. i know. i understand. we'll come. okay? we'll come. >> reporter: that is a 13-year-old migrant, a star player of the wild boar soccer team. his teacher believes he played
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aa key role. he helped save those boys, he says. they put up his soccer trophies and image as a kind of shrine, praying he would return. when he is at school, he's a good kid, he says, such a happy kid. but arden didn't come from a happy place. he was born in myanmar's border regions. infamous for militant insurgencies and drug trafficking rings. >> the border to myanmar is right over there, right in the center of town, and like many people here, arden had to flee as a child to seek refuge in thailand. >> reporter: his parents brought arden to a church mission when he wasn't much older than these migrant children. in a country where migrants are sometimes shunned, arden thrived. with a near perfect gpa, his thai teachers call him a champion. his thai best friend says he can't wait to play football again with arden and give him a
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hug. "i think arden is a hero," he says. "he helped get everyone out of that cave." the extraordinary international effort to rescue the boys brought together military specialists and dive experts from across the world. and putting their prejudices aside, helped unify a country. david mckenzie, cnn, northern thailand. >> well, one more hero in that cave. we have more just ahead in "newsroom" and it all starts right now. hello, it is 12:00 here on the east coast. i'm jim sciutto in new york in today for fredricka whitfield. thanks so much for joining me. the trump/putin summit set for monday still on. this, despite new charges in mueller's russia probe against 12 russian intelligence officers, as well as growing calls from lawmakers to cancel the sit-down between the two leaders entirely. the white house is confirming, though, the summit is still

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