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U.S. House Committee Lays Out Case Against Donald Trump; Three Foreign Fighters Sentenced to Death in Donetsk; Putin Justifies Actions in Ukraine by Invoking Peter the Great; U.S. Stocks Fall as Inflation Fears Deepen; Day Two of Controversial Saudi-Backed Event Underway; Biden to Lay Out Plan for Migration at the Summit of the Americas; U.K. Court to Rule on Effort to Block Sending Migrants to Rwanda. Aired 10-11a ET

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REP. LIZ CHENEY (R-WY): President Trump summoned the mob, assembled the mob and lit the flame of this attack.


BECKY ANDERSON, CNN INTERNATIONAL ANCHOR: A trove of devastating new details about the January 6th Capitol riot. And one name front and center.

Plus --


PRES. VLADIMIR PUTIN, RUSSIA (through translator): It seems it has also fallen to us to take back and strengthen territories. And if we take these

basic values that's fundamental to our existence, we will prevail in solving the issues we are facing.


ANDERSON: Putin's historical alter ego none other than the tsar Peter the Great. We are live in Moscow this hour. And --


PHIL MICKELSON, AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL GOLFER: Anything regarding PGA Tour matters, and I kind of put that in there. I'm not ready to discuss publicly

at this time.


ANDERSON: Well, they have teed off at the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Tournament. But questions persist about the behind-the-scenes feud with the PGA Tour.

It is 3:00 p.m. in London, I'm Becky Anderson. Hello, and welcome to CONNECT THE WORLD.

Well, he lit the flame for an insurrection. That damning assessment of Donald Trump's actions in January last year coming in the opening U.S.

House hearing investigating the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol. Republican vice chair, Liz Cheney, previewing what the committee alleges

was a sophisticated seven-point plan that the former president and his acolytes concocted to overturn the 2020 election.

Now the hearing also featuring damaging statements from Trump's daughter Ivanka and his former attorney general and a searing never-before-seen

video of the violence outside and then inside the Capitol building that day. The committee's chairman with the very urgent warning of what happened

a year ago on January 6th in the United States could happen again.

Pamela Brown takes us through a remarkable at times gut-wrenching two hours of history revisited.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (INAUDIBLE) priority, we just had protesters at Peace Circle breach the line. We need back up.

PAMELA BROWN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Chilling new aerial footage showing the moment protesters breached the Capitol grounds on January 6th.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is now effectively a riot.

BROWN: The new video, part of a debut primetime hearing of the select committee investigating the January 6th Capitol attack.

REP. BENNIE THOMPSON (D-MS): Donald Trump, the president of the United States, spurred a mob of domestic enemies of the Constitution to march down

the Capitol and subvert American democracy.

BROWN: The focus immediately turning to the role of the former president in those crucial hours when a mob descended on the Capitol.

CHENEY: President Trump summoned the mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack.

BROWN: Committee vice chair, Republican Representative Liz Cheney referencing than President Trump's alleged seven-point plan to overturn the

2020 election, which a committee source said included possibly replacing the acting attorney general and instructing state officials to create false


UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTERS: Hang Mike Pence. Hang Mike Pence.

CHENEY: The rioters' chants to hang Mike Pence, the president responded with the sentiment, quote, "Maybe our supporters have the right idea." Mike

Pence, quote, "deserves it."

BROWN: Testimony also revealed that it was Pence who called Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman General Mark Milley demanding that the National Guard defend

the Capitol. Milley had further testified that the president's chief of staff called him to say that they needed to dispel the narrative that the

president was not taking action.

GEN. MARK MILLEY, CHAIRMAN, JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF: We need to establish the narrative that you know the president is still in charge and that things

are steady and stable or words to that effect. I immediately interpret that as politics, politics, politics. Red flag for me personally, no action, but

I remember it distinctly.

BROWN: Previously recorded testimony from former attorney general, Bill Barr, disputed the president's claims of election fraud was played.

BILL BARR, FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL: I made it clear I did not agree with the idea of saying the election was stolen and putting out this stuff which

I told the president it was bullshit..


BROWN: That was enough to convince the president's daughter and former adviser, Ivanka Trump.

IVANKA TRUMP, DAUGHTER OF DONALD TRUMP: I respect Attorney General Barr. So I accepted what he was saying.

BROWN: The committee says the president had been told by at least four close aides that he had lost reelection. Testimony played reveals that at

least one individual associated with the campaign even told him he was likely to lose the election.

JASON MILLER, FORMER TRUMP CAMPAIGN ADVISER: At some, point the conversation, Matt Oczkowski, who was the lead data person, was brought on.

And I remember he delivered to the president pretty blunt terms that he was going to lose.

BROWN: The committee placed a huge emphasis on the role of two extremist groups. The Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers.





BROWN: Both groups were visibly present at the Capitol on January 6th and were some of the first to break into the Capitol building.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I am not allowed to say what's going to happen today because everyone is just going to have to watch for themselves. But it's

going to happen.

BROWN: Never before seen security footage from inside Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's office shows the moment everybody fled the scene. A

GOP source with direct knowledge says McCarthy's staff was scared that day and Cheney stated that McCarthy was calling Trump's allies and family

members to try to persuade the president to intervene.

Now McCarthy along with several other GOP members of Congress have refused to comply with requests to testify before the committee.

REP. ELAINE LURIA (D-VA): He is patently embarrassing himself. If you are truly a leader within the House, he would want to get to the truth and the

facts which is where he started but somewhere he went off the rails on that.

BROWN: The committee also claims that multiple Republican lawmakers, including Representative Scott Perry, were advocating for pardons in the

final weeks of the administration. The committee also heard live testimony from documentarian Nick Quested and Capitol Police Officer Caroline Edwards

who were both on the ground.

Many Capitol officers were in attendance watching on as one of their own testified about the extensive injury she sustained as one of the first

officers on the scene.

CAROLINE EDWARDS, U.S. CAPITOL POLICE OFFICER: What I saw was just a war scene. I saw friends with blood all over their faces, I was slipping in

people's blood.


ANDERSON: Well, that was Pamela Brown reporting. Jessica Schneider joining me now from Washington.

This was day one. The organizers, the committee had promised a sort of TV special as it were. I mean, this was splashed across not just the

television sets of those in America but around the world on networks like our own.

Tell us more about what the committee is planning for these upcoming hearings.

JESSICA SCHNEIDER, CNN JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT: And Becky, this is something that people around the world have been following ever since the first Trump

days in 2017. So they're very invested in this, no doubt. And the committee has a lot more plans and they've been laying this out in almost episodic


They started yesterday with the broad themes here, that Trump knew his election fraud claims were false, that he was the one who encouraged these

violent plans to take shape. And in the coming hearings, the committee has teased that they'll unveil even more evidence showing how Trump did nothing

to stop the violence. In fact vice chair, Liz Cheney, she teased last night that they'll detail how Trump, quote, "lit the fuse" for that riot with his

continued lies of a stolen election.

And they've also started laying the groundwork for how Trump officials, top Trump officials, repeatedly told the former president that there was no

evidence of widespread election fraud. We heard it from the former attorney general Bill Barr and even the president's daughter Ivanka said that she

believed what her father was being told. So a lot of focus there on the fact that Trump knew that his election fraud lies were false and they'll

expand on that in the coming hearings here.

The committee also focused on the extremist groups that stormed the Capitol first, the Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys. And they'll likely look to

answer that question. How planned was this attack given that the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers started moving to the Capitol well before President

Trump's speech was even over.

And the big question here, Becky, how is Trump linked to these extremists? All of this laying the groundwork possibly for a referral to the Justice

Department. The committee has repeatedly said that they believe that there was criminal action here, criminal action even by the former president. So

the question will be, how much evidence will they lay out?

And Becky, will the Department of Justice ultimately act by possibly prosecuting Trump or maybe even some of the officials around him that day -

- Becky.

ANDERSON: Yes. Fascinating. All right. Well, this continues Monday. Thank you.

Well, the select committee planning six more hearings throughout this month to lay out their case that Trump was to blame for the Capitol riots and as

I say Monday we'll have the primetime hearing scheduled for Thursday at June 23rd as well.


Well, the battle for control. Ukrainian officials say that there is no sign of a let up in the brutal street by street battle for the city of

Severodonetsk. And they are calling the situation in the eastern city very tense. In the north around Kharkiv, Ukraine's second biggest city,

officials say five people are being killed and 14 have been injured as Russian forces shell civilian buildings there.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy offering this assessment of what is happening on the ground.


PRES. VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY, UKRAINE (through translator): Severodonetsk, Lysychansk and other cities in the Donbas, which the occupiers now

considered key targets, are holding on. We have a certain positive in the Zaporizhzhia region where we managed to thwart the plans of the occupiers.

We are gradually moving forward in the Kharkiv region, liberating our land. We are keeping defense in the Mykolaiv direction.


ANDERSON: As Ukraine tries to hold on to those key frontline cities, the Kremlin is struggling to provide basic public services in the occupied

territories. This according to the British intelligence which also says that Mariupol runs the risk of a cholera outbreak.

Well, at the same time fears are growing for three foreign fighters in Donetsk who have been sentenced to death. The U.N. says it is concerned.

The pro-Russian, self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic has sentenced Moroccan citizen Brahim Saadoun and British citizens Aiden Aslin and Shaun

Pinner to be executed by firing squad. They are being accused of being mercenaries for Ukraine.

The British prime minister's office says Boris Johnson is appalled by what he calls a sham sentencing.

CNN's Salma Abdelaziz is live for us from the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. But let's start with what we know about these three men who have been handed a

death sentence in Donetsk.

SALMA ABDELAZIZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yes, highly concerning news of course for all of the campaigners involved particularly their families. These

three men were foreign fighters with the Ukrainian military. They were fighting in Mariupol alongside Ukrainian troops when they were detained in

mid-April -- sorry, forgive me, Becky -- by the DPR, the Donetsk People's Republic, a separatist group that is only recognized by Russia.

That means this court is only recognized by Russia. It is not recognized by the international community. You heard those comments there from Prime

Minister Boris Johnson calling it a sham. And rights groups will tell you the same. They will tell you that the DPR has an appalling human rights

record, that these cords do not stand up in the international community, and that these confessions, these so-called confessions or guilty pleas

that these manmade were made under duress.

Now they have one month to appeal that verdict,. Their lawyers say that's exactly what they're going to do. But it shows the larger concern here

because there are an estimated hundreds of prisoners of war that are being held right now by Russian-backed forces, Russian forces. Ukrainian

officials of course scrambling to try to extract them, to try to make deals to bring these men back. But a lot of fears and concerns about their fate

and their future -- Becky.

ANDERSON: We are holding on says the Ukrainian president but he continues to appeal for more heavy weaponry to fight the Russians in the east. Just

explain what we know this hour about the battle situation around Severodonetsk which over the past couple of days you have explained very

succinctly is so important in this overarching war.

ABDELAZIZ: Yes, and we heard from President Zelenskyy that the fate of the Donbas lies in Severodonetsk. And that fate, Becky, for Ukraine simply does

not look good at this time. They are trying to hold on to about a third of the city and these numbers changed by the hour. They are fighting inch by

inch there, outmanned, they are outgunned. This is an artillery war and Ukrainian forces say they are running out of artillery.

Look, the only saving grace that could happen here is a competing timeline. Can Russian -- can Ukrainian forces rather get the support they need that

is weapons and particularly long-range weapons from the West faster than Russia can continue to make this inch-by-inch artillery advance? Without

that help, it is unlikely that Severodonetsk will continue to be under Ukrainian control. Of course that would be a major victory.

I want to point to some comments we heard directly from President Putin yesterday where he likened himself to Peter the Great. And I think this is

very revealing, Becky, because it shows a sort of imperial intent on the part of President Putin.


This old-fashioned land grab, this disregard for sovereignty, and that's what we're seeing on the ground.

ANDERSON: Yes. Absolutely. And I'm going to get to Moscow for more on that now. Thank you.

Well, Russian President Vladimir Putin is justifying Russia's actions in Ukraine by invoking the (INAUDIBLE) itself Peter the Great, specifically

the Russian monarch's 18th century war with Sweden. On Thursday, Putin argued Peter the Great was not conquering, just taking back what rightfully

belonged to Russia.


PUTIN (through translator): Why did he go there? He went there to take it back and strengthen it. That's what he was doing. Well, it seems it has

also fallen to us to take back and strengthen territories. And if we take these basic values that's fundamental to our existence, we will prevail in

solving the issues we are facing.


ANDERSON: Well, CNN's Fred Pleitgen is in Moscow. Fred, this is a shift in rhetoric from President Putin, correct?

FREDERIK PLEITGEN, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Yes. Very much so. It's a shift in rhetoric from President Putin and also seems to be a

big shift as far as Russia's stated goals of their war in Ukraine which obviously they still call a special military operation. Essentially what

the Russians said at the beginning of this war is they said that they wanted to disarm, as they put it, the Ukrainian government, that they

wanted Ukraine to be neutral and that they did not specifically, as they put it, wants to occupy Ukraine.

Now what we're hearing from Putin seems to be very different, especially in that last sentence that you just heard in that soundbite from the Russian

president. As he was visiting St. Petersburg yesterday where he said that he felt that it helps to his lot as he put it to continue those policies

of, as he put it, returning and reinforcing. So essentially, what the Russian president is saying is that he believes that Ukraine or large parts

of Ukraine are essentially Russian territory that he is taking it back and that he will then want to reinforce it.

That certainly seems to be the indication. He also seems to liken that or seems to indicate that that is a fundamental policy now of the Russian

federation, that that is what they are trying to do there in Ukraine at this point in time. There were certain other things in that statement that

certainly internationally caused a pretty big stir because he then also made sort of a side remark to a western region as he put it which today is

on the territory of Estonia, which of course is a NATO member.

So there are some in the international community who are asking whether or not it could stop at Ukraine. And certainly the Ukrainians blasted Vladimir

Putin's statement saying that it showed that the Russians wanted to seize that territory all along and that it would not stop at the boundaries of

Ukraine if in fact the Russians are successful in Ukraine. So certainly did cause a big international stir.

And one of the other thing that's also happening as well, Becky, which I think is quite important is that a member of the Duma, the Russian

parliament, and a party that's close to Vladimir Putin, also put in a motion to essentially unrecognize the independence of Lithuania, which of

course was a Soviet socialist republic during the Soviet Union, and in the Soviets recognized its independence and now there is a motion to set that

back as well -- Becky.

ANDERSON: Fascinating times. Thank you, sir.

Just want to bring up the Dow Jones Industrial Average for you. This is important. The market in its first hour also down nearly or just less --

just shy of 2.5 percent. Look, the May Consumer Price Index report is out. That's the inflation report of course. It came out at its highest level

since 1981, 40 years, higher than expected. It has spooked these markets so clearly investors are believing that the federal have very little choice

but to increase interest rates.

Interest rates never a great move as far as stock investors are concerned. And you can see, you know, this market along with the Nasdaq and the S&P

500 off today. Some real concerns on the market now as to exactly what is going. Not just with this U.S. economy but with the global economy. Many

experts now concerned about the risk of a recession, the risk of stagflation. And these markets responding in kind today.

All right. Play underway at the LIV Golf Tournament but the big news happening off the courts. Players rebelling against the PGA Tour have been

suspended. More on that after this.



ANDERSON: Well, the latest inflation reading for the United States is out. It's not getting cooler, it is getting hotter. New government figures there

show consumer prices rose 8.6 percent for the 12 months that ended May. That is one of the biggest jumps since 1981. American seeing big increases

in food, in housing and in energy prices with the record cost of gasoline driving this surge.

Now this news has had a big impact on Wall Street. Investors do not like what they see. U.S. stock indices falling sharply Friday morning with the

Dow down around 800 points.

CNN's Rahel Solomon is in New York with details. And those markets are all pointing lower. I don't think we should be surprised to hear that inflation

is hot but this hot is a surprise even to these markets, isn't it?

RAHEL SOLOMON, CNN BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT: This was not what people were expecting. I think that the highest expectation I saw was 8.5 so this

coming in even hotter than that. This is not what investors were hoping for this morning.

And Becky, to your point, it sort of confirms what consumers here in the U.S. already knew which is that inflation is steep and for some painfully

high, there is no good in this report. Mark Zandi, the chief economist at Moody's, saying earlier in a tweet 8.6 percent over the last year are the

highest hike since 1981.

Core inflation, Becky, which strips out more volatile categories like energy and food, that stood around 6 percent, 8.6 percent is the top line

and you can see how it compares to the last few months, even higher than we saw in March. And the gains were broad-based. Gasoline, 48.7 percent

compared to a year ago. Used car prices, 16.1 percent. Food 10 percent. Food prices going up. 1.2 percent just in the last month alone. And shelter

or accommodations, where people live, 5.5 percent.

So what does all of this mean, Becky? Well, it means that the Fed will likely have to be even more aggressive to raise rates and tried to rein in

inflation. And for folks at home, for consumers it means that there is likely no relief in sight. Prices are so high and borrowing costs are about

to go up as well as the Fed raises rates.

ANDERSON: That's just one lever. Of course monetary policy, that is up to the government to work out what it wants to do in its fiscal policy because

the headwinds are not looking good at this point at all. Thank you for that.

Well, players underwent the second round of the controversial LIV Golf Tournament. South African Charl Schwartzel leading the Saudi-backed golf

series after day one. But the big news happening off the course yesterday. The Professional Golfers' Association Tour suspending all of its members

who are participating. Those affected includes some of the biggest names in the sport including Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson. Those golfers so far

keeping relatively tightlipped about their suspensions.


MICKELSON: So anything regarding PGA Tour matters and I kind of put that in there. I'm not ready to discuss publicly at this time.


ANDERSON: Well, that's Phil Mickelson.


Alex Thomas joining me live from St. Albans, England now. And I'm sure that golfers would much rather get on with the game. They teed off yesterday but

as soon as they did they were suspended from the PGA Tour. And it's off the course, isn't it, that's dominating news and continues to dominate news.

ALEX THOMAS, CNN WORLD SPORT: Yes, Becky, after months of controversy and speculation, this controversial LIV Golf series is up and running. The fact

that it's even underway adding already an air of legitimacy to it, on top of the momentum it had been gaining by signing up star players like Phil

Mickelson who you just heard from. and Dustin Johnson with rumors about Bryson DeChambeau to follow.

But if they do follow, we now know what will happen to them. The two-page memo released by PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan on Thursday absolutely

explosive, it is all out war at the top of the professional men's game. And we were waiting by the media center as the players came off the course

after their first round on Thursday to assess their reaction. You could hear that Mickelson wasn't going to talk about it.

He had asserted earlier in the week he wants to retain his lifetime membership with the PGA Tour because he feels like he's earned it. But

Monahan saying that even those players who had quit the PGA Tour before playing here won't be allowed back. Even as a sponsor's invite.

In the past, Becky, non-PGA Tour members, if they're interesting enough characters or had done something in other tours around the world like here

in Europe could come in as sponsor's invite. That's not going to happen. Someone like Sergio Garcia told me, he's happy to now focus on the European

tour, now called the DP World Tour and these LIV golf events.

We've not heard from Europe's DP World Tour. That's an interesting one. They've got a strategic alliance with the PGA Tour but they're maybe just

playing Switzerland in all this for now.

ANDERSON: Fascinating. Thank you.

Let's get you up to speed on some of the other stories that are on our radar right now. And police in Brazil have a new clue in the disappearance

of British journalist Dom Phillips and the Brazilian researcher Bruno Pereira. Investigators have found blood traces in the boat of a suspect

linked to the case. He was taken in on unrelated charges and a court ruled he should stay in custody for 30 days. The two men have been missing since


COVID cases are rising again in India. The country recording more than 7500 new cases today, the second day that running -- that that number has topped

7,000. These are the highest day in totals in three months. Hospitalizations while low are also rising.

The U.S. is set to lift its requirement that air travelers must test negative for COVID-19 before entering the country. That change is set to

take effect at midnight on Sunday. An official says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is lifting the requirement based on science

and data. Their travel industry has lobbied for this change.

Well, you're watching CONNECT THE WORLD. I'm Becky Anderson. It 27 minutes past 3:00 here in London. Ahead on this show, the Summit of the Americas.

U.S. President Biden tackling issues of immigration, of inflation, and the supply chain, the unity he is trying to promote despite the discourse that

the guest list has created.

If the British government has its way, migrants who crossed the English Channel may be shipped out. Details on a challenge to what is a very

controversial government plan. That is ahead.



ANDERSON: Welcome back. I'm Becky Anderson in London. You're watching CONNECT THE WORLD.

Returning to our top story, the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, January 6th, 2021 front and center in the news. Again more than 17 months after it

happened, a damning case against former president Donald Trump laid out on primetime TV on Thursday night. The opening hearing from the U.S. House

committee investigating the January 6th riot included chilling new video of the violence, recorded statements from some of the rioters and recorded

testimony from top members of the Trump administration.

The congressional panel claimed the evidence shows the former president, quote, "lit the flame" with his lies about election fraud and had a seven-

part plan to remain in power. Several hearings are scheduled throughout this month. The next one set for next Monday.

Well, the current U.S. president trying to promote unity at his Summit of the Americas while dealing with the fallout from the guest list. The

Argentine president joined Belize in criticizing the U.S. for excluding Cuba and Venezuela from the summit. The U.S. had declined to invite those

countries along with Nicaragua over their human rights records and autocratic governments.

Meanwhile, one of the major topics on the agenda for Mr. Biden is the migration crisis gripping the region. He says he'll speak more about that


Well, CNN White House correspondent Arlette Saenz joins me live from Los Angeles.

The U.S. Homeland Security secretary telling CNN exclusively about an operation to disrupt human smuggling networks. What more do we know about

this and about the Biden administration's plan to control mass migration?

ARLETTE SAENZ, CNN WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: Well, Becky, the issue of migration is just one of those issues that the Biden administration

continues to grapple with as thousands of people continue to try to migrate through the U.S. and Mexico border including a caravan that is traveling

from southern Mexico up to northern Mexico of up to 5,000 people this week as the Summit of Americas is underway here in Los Angeles.

Now the DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas telling CNN that their so-called sting operation has led to more than 20,000, quote, "disruption actions."

That includes arrests, seizure of criminal property as well as other initiatives. The U.S. is also really trying to go after these smugglers

with DHS saying that in the past eight weeks, they have arrested nearly 2,000 smugglers which is a 600 percent increase in the type of actions

taken against those types of individuals compared to recent years.

Now in addition to the U.S. efforts to try to address the issue of migration at the Summit of Americas a little bit later today the president

will be unveiling this declaration, a regional partnership that countries are agreeing to when it comes to the issue of migration. This declaration

will include calls for countries to establish and carry out asylum processes as well as setting up more temporary worker status initiatives in

their countries.

One thing that is unclear is how many countries will be signing on to this initiative. But this is one of the key deliverables that the administration

is trying to tout from the Summit of the Americas, where we have seen a bit of discord over the decision by the U.S. to exclude authoritarian leaders

from Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua.

Yesterday you heard leaders criticizing the president for that decision while the president was even sitting in the room. But today they are hoping

that this issue of migration, this new declaration will show some type of unity from the summit.

ANDERSON: Questions being asked about the substance of course and we will get more on this as we understand exactly what is in that declaration.

Thank you.


Well, a British court is expected to rule soon on an effort to stop migrant deportation flights to Rwanda. Those flights are set to begin from the U.K.

next week. A group of human rights groups and a civil service trade union filed for an injunction to stop the deportation of asylum seekers. Britain

is hoping that deportations will deter others from making what is a dangerous crossing by boat and giving Rwanda more than $150 million to help

pay for the costs.

Nada Bashir joins us live from Calais in France, which is of course a popular crossing point for migrants entering the U.K.

The argument that many have in what is described as this controversial scheme to deport people to Rwanda is that it simply will not stop those who

may be gathered where you are from trying to attempt to cross the English Channel. What are you hearing there?

NADA BASHIR, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, absolutely, Becky. We're actually at the distribution center of one of those organizations which has put forward

that legal challenge Care4Calais. This is where the volunteers have gathered to support the refugees and migrants who are here, along the

northern coast of France, waiting for that opportunity to cross the channel. There are several camps across this coastline.

About 1500 people believed to be here, you know, waiting to cross into the channel, waiting for some sort of relocation for accommodation. And it is a

dire situation but the message that we've been hearing from these human rights organizations is that this isn't going to deter migrants from

crossing the tunnel. And in fact we were able to speak to some asylum seekers waiting at a camp nearby to cross.

Many of them coming from Sudan as young as 13 years old when they arrived here. Now some of them 16 or 17 years old telling us about the dire

situation in the country, the threat they face of being forced into joining a militia. We told them, we asked them, are you concerned about the

prospect of being sent to Rwanda when you get to the U.K., and they all have the same answer. They are willing to take that risk in order to reach

safety. That is their goal and they will continue to wait and try to reach the U.K.

But this organization Care4Calais here is continuing to support those refugees and migrants. But the message that we've been hearing from the

founder of Care4Calais Clare Moseley is that this whole policy itself is a cruel and inhumane policy, and will not deter people from attempting to

cross the channel and could have a detrimental impact on this whole refugee camp here in Calais. Take a listen.


CLARE MOSELEY, CARE 4 CALAIS: What's happened is that hope has been taken away from them because they have been told that the U.K. is going to deport

them halfway across the world to another continent. And it's absolutely devastated them. So many of them have told me I would rather die than be

sent to Rwanda.


BASHIR: Now we are still waiting for the ruling from the high court. But we are expecting of course and what they have called for as an emergency

injunction on that flight schedule for next Tuesday, which would deport a number of refugees and asylum seekers already identified and notified that

they will be sent to Rwanda. These organizations, these human rights organizations are calling for that emergency injunction.

As we understand it from the press association, they understand that at least five individuals have already had those notifications canceled. But

we are still waiting for that final judgement from the high court with regards to the entire flight. There is of course a wider legal challenge

with regards to the entire policy. UNHCR and Human Rights Watch have all called this policy unlawful. The Home Office and Home Secretary Priti Patel

have refuted those allegations -- Becky.

ANDERSON: Nada Bashir is in Calais for you. Thank you.

Well, still to come, mention a birdie or an eagle, and you know we're talking about the golf certainly, but this time we are taking a different

view. More details in our sports update.



ANDERSON: Well, the U.S. space agency NASA says they have no evidence aliens are behind UFOs. But it is assembling a team to study unidentified

sightings anyway. The decision follows a rare public congressional hearing on a military report on the phenomenon. The unexplained sightings have

raised national security concerns and NASA says understanding UFOs will make our skies safer. This study starts later this year and expected to

take nine months.

I should say money well spent but we will see what I think about that.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that golf is a sport played on the ground, right, where spectators move around to follow the action except if

you are spectating in Canada at the RBC Open because (INAUDIBLE) of this somebody has built 22 skyline seats 30 meters above this course. The

question is, can you actually see the golf ball from up there?

"WORLD SPORT" anchor Amanda Davies joins me.

I don't know. Would you book a seat up there?

AMANDA DAVIES, CNN WORLD SPORT ANCHOR: Not a chance in heck. I do --

ANDERSON: I don't know, maybe they're spotting UFOs.

DAVIES: I was going to say, talking of making the skies safer, this is definitely not. I mean, I do love a drink as much as the next person, but

there is no way you could get me up there. I mean, it's funny that these pictures have emerged this week, and this is what they're trying on the PGA

Tour events in Canada because we've been talking about what are the PGA Tour going to do, what are the DP or the European Tour going to do with

this new LIV Golf threatening the horizon?

Well, this is obviously the answer.


DAVIES: I don't know.

ANDERSON: My goodness, it's actually quite worrying just watching the video. Right? I mean, as you were talking, I'm watching and it seems to be

swinging in the winds. I'm sure it's safe.

DAVIES: I wonder what happens if they run out of drinks. I mean, it's not easy to kind of change the barrel, is it?

ANDERSON: Yes. No. I don't know, they play with different colored golf balls? I'm just wondering you cannot see the golf ball from up there.

Anyway, there may be more on "WORLD SPORT." Who knows? That's a tease. So that's coming up after this short break. I'm back after that. Stay with me.