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More Democrats Join Calls for Barr to Resign; Barr Refuses to Testify Before House Hearing Today; Guaido Urges Third Day of Protests and Government Worker Strike; President Maduro Blames U.S. for Upheaval; Assange Fights U.S. Extradition at London Hearing; India Braces for Tropical Cyclone Fani; Messi Smashes in Goal Number 600 at Barcelona; Duke and Duchess of Sussex Keeping Royal Birth Private; Family Paid $6.5 Million to Mastermind Behind College Scandal; Girl's Holocaust Diary Reaches New Generation on Instagram. Aired 11a-12p ET
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[11:00:00] BECKY ANDERSON, CNN HOST: Hello and welcome. You're watching CONNECT THE WORLD with me Becky Anderson live from our Middle East
broadcasting hub here in Abu Dhabi.
Well a dark day for American democracy. That is what some House Democrats are calling Attorney General William Barr's refusal to testify before their
committee about the Mueller report. Today Barr objected to the form of questioning. So this empty chair represented him instead. He also defied
a legal order to give Congress the full unredacted Mueller report by Wednesday. Democrats accused Barr of protecting President Donald Trump
instead of the law of the land and they say history is watching.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
REP. JERRY NADLER (D-NY): The President of the United States wants desperately to prevent Congress, a co-equal branch of government from
providing any check whatsoever from even his most reckless decisions. He is trying to render Congress inert as a separate and coequal branch of
The challenge we face is that if we don't stand up to him together today, we risk forever losing the power to stand up to any President in the
future. The very system of government of the United States, the system of limited power, the system of not having a President as a dictator is very
much at stake.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
ANDERSON: The House Judiciary Chairman, Mr. Nadler, there, a Democrat of course. Attorney General Barr did testify yesterday in the Senate, but his
answers only fueled growing calls among Democrats for him to resign. CNN's White House reporter and a regular on this show, Stephen Collinson, says
that Barr has essentially ensured that Congress can't stop Mr. Trump now. Stephen joins us from Washington along with our justice correspondent,
And Jessica, let's start with you if we can. One of the most remarkable things we learned yesterday is that Barr did not read the underlying
evidence in the Mueller report before making the critical determination that President Trump did not obstruct justice. In fact, he still hasn't
read it, he says. How unprecedented is this performance?
JESSICA SCHNEIDER, CNN JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT: Well, there are many different parts to unpack here. But you're right, that was a bit of a head
scratching moment. And that was something that 2020 Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris, she pushed on. And she did act a bit befuddled that the
Attorney General had not looked at all that underlying evidence. Because of course when Robert Mueller submitted his confidential report to the
Attorney General, that was way back on March 22nd, he also included attachments, exhibits that presumably the Attorney General and the Deputy
Attorney General would have gone over before definitively concluding that the President had not obstructed justice.
Because, remember, Robert Mueller did not come to any conclusion on that issue. It was up to the Attorney General to determine whether or not the
President had obstructed justice, or at least that's how he interpreted it. Robert Mueller in his report did not say, Mr. Attorney General you decide.
Instead Robert Mueller really wrote that perhaps it should be left in Congress's court by way of impeachment proceedings.
And then Robert Mueller was careful to write in that executive summary before volume two that in terms of any obstruction of justice by the
President, well, it just couldn't be indicted. The President cannot be indicted under those longstanding Department of Justice guidelines.
So that was quite a head scratching moment, but it was really remarkable five hours of testimony from the Attorney General where many people have
said at times, he sounded more like the President's personal attorney than the Attorney General for the entire United States.
And of course now, Becky, this morning Democrats are still pummeling the Attorney General this time for a no-show at their hearing. Those House
Democrats they talked for a little while. They've been going to the microphone to make point after point of how the Attorney General should be
But on the other side it's important to note that the Department of Justice is also pushing back on this. Saying the way that the House Judiciary
Committee wanted to run this hearing, they call it unprecedented. They call it unnecessary. Because remember, the House Judiciary Committee
wanted to let their staff attorneys do this 30-minute round of questioning. Which the Department of Justice is saying, look, that might have been fine
when this was the Senate confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh. You brought in that outside attorney, Republicans did.
[11:05:00] But this is different. This is a coequal branch of government. The Attorney General should be on the same level playing field and it
should be the members of Congress exclusively asking these questions. Obviously, they weren't able to come to terms on how to proceed here and
that why the Attorney General is now a no-show -- Becky.
ANDERSON: Stephen, the House Judiciary ranking member, Mr. Collins, a Republican, said the whole issue is becoming a political circus and that
yesterday's events were a travesty. There will be many people watching this show who will think he has a good point -- Stephen.
STEPHEN COLLINSON, CNN WHITE HOUSE REPORTER: Yes. I mean, it is becoming a political circus. And that is the reason why it is becoming so difficult
to see that Congress in any way can hold this President or any future president to account because of the polarization. We have a President who
is contemptuous of congresses constitutional role of oversight. You now have an Attorney General who -- as Jessica said -- is willing to work as
the President's lawyer rather than America's lawyer. To act as the bull walk for President Trump. That he's always wanted Him People like His
Former Attorney General, Jeff Sessions for the fired FBI chief, James Comey.
You have a Republican majority in the Senate who is (INAUDIBLE) emails than any of the damming picture that emerged from the Mueller report whether it
was illegal or not illegal. And Democrats are taking extraordinary measures. They're using their House majority to subpoena witnesses to try
to force them to testify.
But they're not willing to use the ultimate constitutional sanction they have, which is impeachment. Because, A, they know Republicans the Senate
will not vote to convict Donald Trump and they believe it might end up being politically damaging for them in 2020. So this constitutional
showdown cannot be solved in the Congress itself.
That's why I think we're going to see on multiple fronts legal challenges which are going to take a long time to litigate but that is the way this
clash between the executive, the presidency and the Congress ultimately is going to have to be resolved, not in Congress.
ANDERSON: It's been fascinating to look at some new polling numbers. And these are them, Stephen. And this is sort of context to everything that is
going on, on The Hill here. The majority of Americans, 56 percent approve of how President Trump is handling the economy. Do those numbers surprise
you? And as we started this segment effectively what we were saying is whatever happens on The Hill from now on, it seems, Mr. Trump can do what
COLLINSON: Well, I don't think they're surprising given the fact that the economy is doing as well in many measures as it has been for half a century
in terms of unemployment, for example. I think the real question is and what is surprising is that with the economy doing so well, Donald Trump's
approval ratings across the board are still very low. They're still below 50 percent even though they've ticked up a little bit.
I think that's the key question running into his reelection. Will people vote for Trump in 2020 because they think the economy is doing well but
he's doing a bad job on everything else. Or will the fact that he's not doing better and he should be doing better, really, given the strength of
the economy weigh against him and given opening for Democrats.
It certainly does complicate the Democratic intent to attack the Trump economy. To say (INAUDIBLE) that not everyone as doing as well, that
people can't afford health care, that is true. But at the same time history shows that a presidents across the board approval rating is more
important to his prospects of reelection (INAUDIBLE) how his management of a good economy is seen by voters.
ANDERSON: To both of you, always a pleasure, thank you. Your analysis insightful and extremely important. Thank you.
Well its history in the making in Venezuela or has a decisive opportunity already slipped away? Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido admits
this week's protests haven't had enough military defectors to topple embattled President Maduro. Still he is urging his supporters to protest
for a third day. But Mr. Maduro seems to be standing strong, blaming America for what he calls a coup attempt and saying that his own military
must be prepared to combat traitors.
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NICOLAS MADURO, VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT (through translator): That is why I say we have face and cut the betrayal, the coup. We need to step forward,
be active. The order is given.
[11:10:00] The traitors, stop them, the coup plotters, reject them and also stop them. The armed forces must be united, cohesive.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
ANDERSON: Well if one thing is clear, it is that necessarily in the hands of Venezuelans themselves. Naturally CNN connecting all sides of this
developing story. CNN's Michael Holmes on the ground in Caracas for you. Fred Pleitgen is in Moscow on the Russia connection. And Barbara Starr is
at the Pentagon. Michael, let me start with you on the ground. This opposition uprising it seems has fallen short of its objective -- getting
rid of President Maduro, of course. What options does Juan Guaido now have?
MICHAEL HOLMES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: He needs to maintain momentum, Becky. That is key here after two days of protests and of course the surge of
optimism on Tuesday when Mr. Guaido said the beginning of the end was underway for Maduro. But by the end of the day it was Mr. Maduro on state
television surrounded by generals and still very much in control.
And Mr. Guaido saying yesterday that he had not brought enough military members across to his side and certainly not in a public since. You've got
both sides very firmly dug in here. (INAUDIBLE) No sign of that, it has to be said so far. And I think the fear from Mr. Guaido's side is that this
is going back into stalemate mode. He needs to get more momentum done. He needs to get something to shift on the ground in order for him to regain
the upper hand if you like on the streets. There's certainly plenty of support for him on the streets.
But Mr. Maduro also showing plenty of support on his side. He was out marching literally with troops today this morning on state television. And
he's been tweeting about maintaining military unity in the Armed Forces, keeping it together with the Armed Forces. And so far, that appears to be
So if this fizzles in a way for Mr. Guaido, it's going to be a major setback. Today is going to be important in that whether he gets people out
on the streets as he has urged them to do. So far, no sign of that, Becky.
ANDERSON: These are the images on the streets and these supporters of Juan Guaido. Fred, Russia, of course, one of Mr. Maduro's few internal allies.
Now despite Kremlin denials, there has been much talk that Russia has been in talks with Washington on an exit deal for Mr. Maduro. What we know of
that? And what is Moscow's game plan on Venezuela?
FREDERIK PLEITGEN, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Yes, Becky, well in general, the Russians are saying they don't believe that Mr. Maduro
should be leaving power. It was one of the interest things that obviously happened yesterday when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo -- I think it was a
night before yesterday. Secretary of State Pompeo came out and said that the plane was already on the tarmac ready to get Nicolas Maduro out of the
country and he was ready to leave but it was the Russians who told them to stay.
That was quite interesting because just a couple of minutes ago the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, was on TV and he was saying that was
absolutely not true. He also ripped into the United States position. He said that yes, he had a phone call yesterday with Secretary of State Mike
Pompeo and they basically disagreed on almost everything as far as Venezuela is concerned. According to the Russian readout of that phone
call. Saying that America -- as they call it -- America is meddling in the affairs of Venezuela could have the gravest consequences.
Of course one of the things the National Security Advisor John Bolton was essentially saying, is that the U.S. is acting according to the Monroe
Doctrine. Obviously, saying that the hemisphere, the Western hemisphere is the hemisphere where the United States should hold sway.
Lavrov for his part saying that he believes it's a 200-year-old document, things aren't like that anymore and the Russians are accusing the U.S. of
meddling in the affairs of Venezuela. Of course, always have to keep in mind, Becky, that the Russians have very deep economic and military ties
with the Maduro government. Of course there's some oil deals between these two countries. But then also military cooperation as well.
Very concerning for the United States that just last year the Russians flew strategic bombers into Venezuela and still also have military personnel on
the ground. And certainly, from what we're seeing here and hearing from Moscow, it does not appear as though the Russians are willing to back down
from the position that they've been holding over the past couple of months, the past couple of years -- Becky.
ANDERSON: Barbara, President Trump says the U.S. is doing everything short of the ultimate to resolve Venezuela's crisis. We've just been talking
about the game plan as it were, the strategy by the Russians. The U.S. President addressed the issue of Venezuela on Fox yesterday. Have a
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
[11:15:00] DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Yesterday was rough and probably tomorrow is going to be very bad, and it's a terrible
thing. We have all options are on the table. We'll see. We want to help people. We're not interested in anything else other than helping people.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
ANDERSON: All options are on the table, by which the President means exactly what -- Barbara?
And I'm not sure that Barbara can hear me. Barbara can you hear me?
BARBARA STARR, CNN PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT: Oh, Becky, now I can.
ANDERSON: Excellent. We just heard the U.S. President suggesting that all options are on the table when it comes to Venezuela. What does he mean by
STARR: Well, look, it starts from the proposition that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that all options are on the table and has often said
that a military option could fundamentally be part of that. So that kind of puts the focus on the Pentagon. The acting Defense Secretary ,Patrick
Shanahan, saying exhaustive planning has been done. But military leaders here very much publicly emphasizing humanitarian assistance, diplomatic
initiatives are at the forefront.
What we could see, there is some continued collection of intelligence about what is going on the ground. The Navy could deploy in the coming days and
weeks a hospital ship to the region for humanitarian assistance to refugees that have crossed the border into Colombia. Is there a military option, a
kinetic option if the President were to order one? Well it's the same thing we always hear here. The U.S. military is ready, planned for
whatever the President borders. But make known mistake, there's a lot of concern here about what really could be accomplished with a military option
inside Venezuela. Right now that seems very unlikely -- Becky.
ANDERSON: Barbara Starr is at the Pentagon. Fred is in Moscow and Michael on the ground for you in Caracas. To all of you, thank you.
Still to come, this is CONNECT THE WORLD with me Becky Anderson. The wind picking up, the waves get choppy and 800,000 people are trying to get out
of the way of a monstrous storm which is barreling down on India. How bad is it going to get? Well you should clear out. That's next.
And Julian Assange goes back to court to try to stop the U.K. from sending him to the United States. A live report from outside the courthouse is
[11:20:00] (COMMERCIAL BREAK)
ANDERSON: One day after being sentenced to almost a year in prison for skipping bail, the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a London
courtroom again on Thursday. This time he's fighting with the United States. They wanted him extradited to face charges related to the release
of classified files on WikiLeaks almost a decade ago. It was quite a scene outside the court House as dozens of Assange supporters showed up. At one
point they took to the streets and blocked traffic. Well CNN's Nina dos Santos outside the courthouse. She joins us live. Now what happened
inside earlier today?
NINA DOS SANTOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yes, the scenes are more dramatic outside. They lasted about 40 minutes. The actual hearing itself was a
bit more lackluster, if you like, largely because the protesters weren't actually allowed inside the room because they were concerned that they
might cause disruption. And Julian Assange himself wasn't present. He only appeared via video link from Belmarsh prison, the maximum-security
prison where he's currently being held in the East of London at the moment.
He appeared and he confirmed his name, his date of birth. He also confirmed that he did not wish to surrender to the United States and that
he would be fighting this ex-traditional request by the U.S. He said he felt he had nothing to answer for. He had just acted as a journalist who
had a duty to encourage whistle blowers to share publicly valuable information and put it into the public domain. And that was a point that
his lawyers coming out at this early part of the trial were very, very keen to stress.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
JENNIFER ROBINSON, LAWYER FOR JULIAN ASSANGE: They have the ability to add more charges before the 15th of June. But our main concern is the fact
that the allegations that are being made engaged protected journalistic activity. The allegations boil down to -- as we heard in court -- not
about hacking. There is no suggestion that Julian Assange actually hacked anything.
What this is actually about is the fact that he had conversations with source about releasing information. Encourage that source to provide more
information and talk to that source about protecting their identity. This is what journalists do all the time. And if he's going to be extradited
and prosecuted for that activity, it sets a great chilling impact on all journalists.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
DOS SANTOS: This is consistent with what the WikiLeaks defense team have always said, that Julian Assange should be viewed as a publisher and
therefore whether he was to go to the United States, he should be awarded the First Amendment protections of free speech. Also similar protections
should apply in the United Kingdom.
But this is going to be a very long and drawn out battle. So far, this was just a start. Really just a procedural hearing. The next thing on the
calendar, Becky, will be another procedural hearing to get together more timings and logistics from the 30th of May. And then things will really
kick off in earnest somewhere between the 12th of June and 15th of June. By which time the U.S. will have had the opportunity to lay the full
paperwork before them. And that could potentially -- according to WikiLeaks -- involve more charges laid on Julian Assange over the next
month or so -- Becky.
ANDERSON: Nina dos Santos outside Westminster Magistrates Court, appreciate it, thank you.
Well to India now which is bracing for a huge tropical storm. These are new images just into CNN of the urgent evacuations. About 100 million
people live in the storm's path. A scramble now on to get as many as them as possible to safety before Friday's expected landfall. As you can see,
the wind and waves starting to pick up ahead of what could be the worst tropical cyclone to make landfall in India in years.
Meteorologist Chad Myers is tracking it. I'll get my teeth and I'll let you get on with telling us just how bad things are looking at this point.
CHAD MYERS, CNN METEOROLOGIST: Yes, Becky, the die is cast now. This storm is probably 12 hours from and eye wall making landfall along the case
here near the town of Puri. You can look at it on the map. There are 1.5 people that will be affected by the eye wall itself, 250 kilometers per
hour. Now it's forecast to go to 240. I don't think you can tell the difference.
The devastation because of the wind and a 9-meter storm surge will push all of that water on land, knock many buildings down, maybe even some of the
shelters may not be strong enough to handle a 240 kilometer per hour storm. Now as it gets on shore it will die off a little bit. But still even 100
kilometers inland it will be a 170 kilometer per hour storm. There's Puri right there. And that's the center of the eye right over that town.
[11:25:00] The town is about 400,000 inhabitants but over the county in that area about 1.5 million will have direct contact if they are not out of
there. And we hope that they gone. We hope that they are all moving away because this storm exploded overnight from 215 to 250 overnight. That's a
big difference. I know it's only a 35 kilometers per hour difference, but when we talk about damage and pressure of that wind that is a large change.
Most of the population lives up here in that red zone here. And there is the storm itself on the computer model. About to get to those people,
about to get to Bangladesh, about to get to Calcutta. This is the area that could see the flooding. The wind will be down. The wind will be down
to 100-kilometers per hour at that point in time. But the wind and the rain are going to pile up in the mountain areas near the higher elevations
and it's all going to try to run back down.
I'm going to zoom in here because this is just such an impressive satellite picture. Notice back here in the overnight hours six hours ago you could
hardly find the eye. Now I can see the ocean from the satellite. This is a dangerous storm. And like I said before, this is not going to die off
before it hits land. Everyone there that lives anywhere near the coast is in danger and they're moving away and we hope they move away fast enough --
ANDERSON: Yes, the message clearly is, get out of the way of what is a huge, huge storm. You're absolutely right. That image is absolutely
amazing. All right, Chad, thank you for that. Always a pleasure.
Live from Abu Dhabi, this is CONNECT THE WORLD. I'm Becky Anderson.
Coming up, goal fit for a champion. Barcelona's Lionel Messi breaks Liverpool hearts and achieves a milestone. We'll ask is he the best ever.
And from genius on the pitch to game show brilliance, after a colossal winning streak, one U.S. man faces a question we'd all like to be asked,
what do you do with $1.5 million. All that coming up after this.
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ANDERSON: We are just straight up lucky to be alive to see this absolute living legend working his magic. If there is any doubt about who is
football's goat -- G-O-A-T. Greatest of all time, well, forget about it. It's over, done deal. We've freeze framed the very moment Lionel Messi's
genius daggers in this absolute belter of a free kick. All but banging Barcelona into the Champions League final. Helping destroy Liverpool on
the night, at least, 3-0 with exquisite grace. That goal number 600 -- yes, 600 -- for Messi in almost as many games for the club. Unheard of,
totally unheard of.
His magic left foot you can see doing most of the leg work as it were. Let's bring in the man of a thousand goals and endless football facts for
you CNN's Mr. Patrick Snell. And Patrick, I mean the irony was that Liverpool played a really good game of football last night but in the end
all the talk was of just one man and understandably so.
PATRICK SNELL, CNN WORLD SPORT ANCHOR AND INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Yes, incredible. And you're right, Liverpool could have had two or three
goals on the night. Probably should have done. Including your mate, Mo Salah had a wonderful chance but hit the woodwork. But you're right,
Becky, it is Messi once again.
If Cristiano Rinaldo was watching us right now, he might dispute the whole G-O-A-T, the goat tag. Both of these magnificent players getting to 600
club goals within literally days of each other. Albeit that man Messi with just one club. There it is. Absolutely breathtaking strike. And
Liverpool's Brazilian goalkeeper, Alisson, just groping at thin air there.
It was magnificent It was a double whammy for Messi because that was his second goal of the night. And he just made it look so simple, didn't he --
Becky? And as you say, it was Barcelona who was struggling to sort of maintain control of the game at that point but when you're got Messi on
your team, it really is nothing to worry about.
It is only a halftime effectively in this Champions League semifinal. It's a to legged tie and of course, 3-0 down is a dangerous score line if you're
playing team called Liverpool. They have history at this level.
Remember in 2005 Champions League final against Milan when they were trailing 3:55 minutes and then turning it around and won on penalties.
It's fascinating. I can't wait for the second leg.
But Messi -- I just want to pick up one more point -- that goal coming 14 years to the day since his first professional goal as a fresh-faced
teenager in La Liga when he scored April 1, 2005. Quite incredible.
These are the stats that break his achievements down even further. You referenced 600 goals for the Catalan giants. There's the breakdown, Becky.
112 alone in the Champions League and counting, 26 alone against English teams. And I suspect he's far from done. Well over 400 now in La Liga.
And I want to put a bow on this by saying this all comes down to his preseason promise, Becky, when he vowed to Barcelona fans worldwide, look -
- I'm paraphrasing here -- but he said, it's high time we win the Champions League again. Barcelona haven't done that since 2015. He made that
preseason promise. And I tell you what, Becky, it looks as though he is single mindedly and single handedly going to deliver on it.
ANDERSON: And it's remarkable, isn't it? Let's just bring up that image of Messi and Ronaldo if we can. Because this was Rinaldo, a player, sold
to Juventus. They really hoped he would make a difference for them in Champions League. An odd start to the campaign. But I mean, you know, and
they've been dumped out of course. But when you put these two up together -- and you're right to point out if he was watching tonight, he might beg
to differ on who the greatest of all time really is. But these two are supreme football players, right?
SNELL: They really are. I mean, and what I like about this now and we discuss this a lot in our office, Becky, at CNN World Sport here in
Atlanta. We say they routinely bring out the best in each other and they really do. We saw it just a few days ago. Ronaldo gets to 600 club goals
for a combined Manchester United, Real Madrid and now Juventus. What is does Messi do? He follows suit.
[11:35:00] Now what is remarkable is that Messi's achievement is even more special because he's the younger player of the two so he's done it in
quicker time. I just like the fact that these two will never admit it, they will never admit it but there's a wonderful enduring rivalry that we -
- as you said at the top in your intro -- we are truly privileged and blessed to be a part of. These are special times and it's just going to
get better because I believe both players still have a significant amount of time at the very top.
But just picking up on Rinaldo, yes, Juventus did acquire him because they were desperate to win a first Champions League title since 1996. That
plan, that very expensive plan has backfired so far because they were eliminated from the tournament way earlier than anyone would have predicted
albeit against that wonderful young attacking team from the Netherlands, Ajax.
ANDERSON: Goodness. As a top member fan to watch that young arrogant youthful team walk away --
SNELL: Spurs are still in the tie though, Becky, Spurs are still in the tie. No question.
ANDERSON: You're absolutely right. And you're also absolutely right to point out that Dutch team is playing terrific football. So understandably
Juventus went out to a very, very good team. Before you go, I want to just have a little chat about the international athletics body ruling. This
woman, Caster Semenya, shouldn't be allowed to compete anymore. Because her body naturally produces a high level of testosterone, is there
decision. Have a look at this.
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: An excess of testosterone has been found to increase muscle mass within females and cause increased strength stamina and
physical energy. Some officials who govern the sport say increased testosterone provides an unfair advantage in certain events. But other
experts say research has so far been inconclusive and that this is just a quirk of biology. The sort not legislated against in others.
For instance, very few have the wingspan of Michael Phelps or the combination of both height and fast twitch muscles as Usain Bolt.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
ANDERSON: Patrick, can you just explain what's going on here, if you will.
SNELL: Basically to break it down in a nutshell, per the ruling on Wednesday this is what the IAAF ruling. And what was basically the
conclusion is that moving forward that Caster Semenya and other DSD athletes will basically have to take medication to lower testosterone
levels moving forward. But I do want to stress, Becky, this is for distances from 400 meters and up to the mile. And that basically is it in
IAAF are saying, basically to try and level the playing field with other female athletes in mind as well. But there was something we're picking up
on this day Thursday. Now in mind that Semenya is we understand due to compete in Doha at the forthcoming Diamond League event.
But there was something on social media that really did catch our eye. It's this tweet that I want to home in on.
Knowing when to walk away is wisdom. Being able to is courage. Walking away with your head held high is dignity. And then afterward she added,
that's me and will always be. And then she added something in transition which translates as "I'm finished."
So you can imagine that those tweets are fueling an awful lot of speculation right now about her future. We've reached out to her
representatives for further comment. We're hoping to get more on that as we move forward, to try and fathom out exactly what if anything is going on
here. But the fact she took to social media to put that there is extremely significant and we are following it very, very closely indeed. Of course,
Semenya a two-time Olympic champion, as well. Her stature in the games in athletics absolutely huge -- Becky.
ANDERSON: Thank you, sir. He's winning game after game after game after game after game, 20 straight to be precise, not sports games but game
shows. James Holzhauer winning his 20th straight wrangle of "Jeopardy." Tying for the second longest streak in the show's history. And he's
pulling down a record wad of cash.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
ALEX TREBEK, "JEOPARDY" HOST: We'll see if he came up with the correct response. Of course you did. And your wager substantial? Of course it
was. 40,484, 101,682 today. And now, let's take a look at that total, shall we folks? A 20-day total of $1,528,012.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
[11:40:00] ANDERSON: Don't forget the $12. Now for the daily double, the million-dollar question -- or maybe you'd put even more down if you were
James. When will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first baby be born? Or more to the point, when will we hear about it? The Duke and Duchess of
Sussex not going to give the world a peek at the baby with the Royal baby photo op, which is sort of recent tradition. Let's get to Max Foster who
is in Windsor where that Royal couple live. What's the latest there?
MAX FOSTER, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well there's a shower, but she's already had a baby shower. So we're not quite sure what this is. Interesting
developments yesterday when the palace announced that Prince Harry will be going on a tour to the Netherlands next week on Wednesday. So that
convinces all, Becky, the due date has to be this week. And those pictures of the new edition to the Royal family have to be at least, you know, or
within a couple of days at least.
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FOSTER: The new Royal heir in the United Kingdom.
FOSTER (voice over): When the duchess of Cambridge emerged from hospital with her first baby, Prince George, in 2013, she amazed everyone waiting
outside, including Royal reporter Emily Nash.
EMILY NASH, HELLO! ROYAL CORRESPONDENT: She looked every inch the princess. As a mom myself, I found it slightly incredible that she was
looking so fresh.
FOSTER: Then Kate did it again with baby number two, Charlotte. And again with number three, Louis.
NASH: Most women who have given birth are not remotely thinking of putting themselves on display in front of the world's media within several hours of
that happening. So it's quite a feat for anyone to endure.
FOSTER: The tradition of Royals appearing outside hospital shortly after giving birth only goes back a generation to, most famously, Princess Diana.
DICKIE ARBITER, FORMER ROYAL PRESS SECRETARY: Yes, it would have been painful, but she put on a brave face and she smiled. And she did what she
thought was expected in front of the cameras. Difficult to do straight after birth, but it was something that she felt had to be done. And it was
FOSTER: The Duchess of Sussex isn't having any of it, though. She hasn't even revealed where she's having her baby. And she'll only appear before
the cameras after the family has had time to celebrate privately, in the words of the palace.
BONNIE GREER, CNN COMMENTATOR: She's saying to us that her baby, even though this baby is born into a very public family, one of the most public
in the world, is not a public baby. This is our baby. And we'll let you see this baby when we're ready to show you, if we show you.
FOSTER: And then there's the example that sets for other new mothers.
GREER: Women won't feel the pressure to look like they're ready for the cover of "Vogue" after they've given birth. And I think Meghan is leading
the way with that with this. I think it's great.
FOSTER: There aren't many professions, Becky, where you're expected to go out and effectively work a few hours after giving birth. But it is sort of
what we've become of expectant of when it comes to senior Royals after they've had a baby. A lot of people actually given Meghan a lot of kudos
though that she's fighting that she's fighting relatively recent tradition.
ANDERSON: Stay dry. Thank you, sir. Well the baby shower, you punned about the weather, Max. Some Royal rain you might also say. Folks, he is
though dry under that umbrella I promise you.
Well coming up, new details on the college admissions scandal that's erupted across the U.S. You won't believe the news some being reported.
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Surrounded by war but I'm always seeing the sun.
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ANDERSON: A controversial social media project helping a new generation learn about the past. An Instagram story of the Holocaust coming up.
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ANDERSON: Welcome back. A source telling CNN the family of a Chinese student admitted to Stanford University paid millions of dollars to Rick
Singer. He is the mastermind behind the college admissions scandal in the United States, dubbed the "varsity blues". No charges have been filed
against the parents or the student. Singer, though, worked with dozens of wealthy parents to unfairly get their children into top universities.
Well CNN's Brynn Gingras is following this story from New York. We follow this story and it seems another day, another revelation. And then today a
revelation that we've just -- I don't think anybody expected. The sort of money that we have heard revealed today, just fill us in.
BRYNN GINGRAS, CNN U.S. CORRESPONDENT: Yes. Exactly. I mean, that's why this is so significant. We had heard when this whole story broke open that
$6.5 million was the most amount of money that was paid to Rick Singer according to U.S. prosecutors in this case.
Now, what we don't know in particular to this family -- as you said, they are from China -- is what sort of advantage they gained in paying Rick
Singer? Again, the admitted mastermind behind this whole entire college scheme. We know their child did go to Stanford. But like you said, the
parents have not been charged and neither has the student. And Stanford is really distancing itself from this as well. They released a statement
saying it is important to clarify that Stanford did not receive $6.5 million from Singer or from a student's family working with Singer.
But, Becky, you kind of hit it on the head there. The big thing is we also learned with this story is that they were referred to Singer by a financial
advisor with Morgan Stanley. And that person's name is public, named Michael Wu, according to our source. And that person we now know is no
longer working with Morgan Stanley. According to the company, Wu did not participate in its internal investigation into the college scam.
But it really touches on how global this case has gone and really how many tentacles Singer had in this case. I mean, again, from the beginning we
said that he had a high-profile client, not just the actresses, but we're talking about real estate developers, bankers. And now you're seeing
Morgan Stanley, a huge company sort of ensnared in some way in this as well.
ANDERSON: Yes, tip of the iceberg stuff, it seems. Thank you.
Still ahead with CONNECT THE WORLD. A Jewish girls diary from World War II, reaches a new generation.
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MATI KOCHAVI, "EVA'S STORY" CREATOR: We were looking for a way to discuss this memory and manage this memory in a way that is going to be relevant
for the younger generation today.
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ANDERSON: Final months of Eva's life are reborn on social media but some say it is trivializing the Holocaust. That's next.
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ANDERSON: Jerusalem at a standstill earlier today as Israelis commemorated Holocaust remembrance. A loud siren heard across the country in memory of
the 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis during second World War. A controversial social media campaign is hoping a new generation will learn
from the horror of the Holocaust and never forget.
In our Parting Shots, a Jewish girl's diary written during World War II is brought to life on Instagram. CNN's Oren Liebermann reports.
OREN LIEBERMANN, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): More than 70 years after the Holocaust there are a dwindling few survivors to pass on their
memories, their stories commemorated in documentaries and museums amidst a fear their lessons are fading.
EVA HYMAN'S ACTED VOICE: Hi. My name is Eva. That's me.
LIEBERMANN: Eva Hyman is the new face of those lessons. The 13-year-old Hungarian Jew kept a diary in the last months before she was deported to
Auschwitz in May 1944 where she would die.
HYMAN: I'm surrounded by water but I'm always seeing the sun.
LIEBERMANN: Her story was all but forgotten until Instagram brought it back to life.
KOCHAVI: We were looking for a way to discuss this memory and manage this memory in a way that is going to be relevant for the younger generation
LIEBERMANN: Eva's diary was reimagined on social media. On March 31, 1944, she wrote, today an order was issued that from now on Jews have to
wear a yellow starshaped patch. The order tells exactly how big the star patch must be and that it must be sewn on every outer garment, jacket or
coat. When grandma heard this, she started acting up again and we called the doctor.
The idea to bring the diary to life on Instagram was the brain child of Mati and Maya Kochavi, who wanted the Holocaust to reach a younger
KOCHAVI: The diary, the journal is very short. It starts on February 12th when it's her birthday. On March the Germans evade into Hungary. In May
30th she's already on the train to Auschwitz. So it's a journal of 108 days. That's all.
Reporter: Eva's story was released on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day in Israel. By that time it had hundreds of thousands of followers.
(on camera): Not everyone has been thrilled with the Instagram story. Advertised on billboards like this here behind me all around Tel Aviv.
Critics have said it dumbs down the Holocaust and is a PR campaign in bad taste. Others have said it's a very short distance from a social media
campaign like this to selfies at Auschwitz.
(voice-over): That was never the intent behind Eva Hyman's story, of course.
MAYA KOCHAVI, "EVA'S STORY" CREATOR: Social media, especially Instagram, is shallow if you're looking for content that is shallow. And if you're
looking for content that is powerful and has magnitude and can cause revolutions even, you will very easily find it there.
LIEBERMANN: In her final diary entry written three days before she was deported from Hungary, she wrote, dear diary, I don't want to die. I want
to live even if it means that I'll be the only person here allowed to stay. I would wait for the end of the war in some cellar. Just as long as they
don't kill me. Only that they should let me live.
This was a way of humanizing the Holocaust for a modern audience and making it more relevant to millennials. It's the same message of "never again"
its creators insist. Just reimagined for a new generation to learn. Oren Liebermann, CNN, Jerusalem.
[11:55:00] ANDERSON: I'm Becky Anderson. That was CONNECT THE WORLD. For the team working here with me in Abu Dhabi and those working with us around
the world, in London and in Atlanta, it's a very good evening. Thank you for watching. CNN continues after this short break.