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in is the 1st victim of the battle of washington but firing flint is not enough the question remains what are the relations between trump and moscow did she knowingly cooperate with a hostile foreign power to take over the leadership of the united states. for many months to come finding the truth will test the pillars of the american political system the independence of justice of the freedom of the press and the rule of law. under pressure from the press and from the democrats congress gets involved. and congress before the 2018 midterm elections the republicans trumps party are the majority and the democrats are the opposition but on some crucial issues it's a tradition for the 2 parties to work together this is the spirit of bipartisanship
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just. it's just. since keeping the american people safe and maintaining a some a strong homeland in national security is so important to this country it is the issue that demands the most bipartisan support and so democrats and republicans demanded that there be a bipartisan investigation demanded that there be bipartisan hearings and i was hopeful that this would lead to bipartisan action congressional committees have power and they can summon whomever they want as witnesses and lying to them is a crime of public hearings are followed by millions of americans and so high ranking high level government officials came to the congress the united states in front of the american people under oath and gave their assessment about russia's interference in our election a key figure of these hearings is james combing the director of the f.b.i. who heads up a staff of more than 35000 men and women. i have been authorized by the department
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of justice to confirm that the f.b.i. as part of our counterintelligence mission is investigating the russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the trump campaign and the russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and russia's efforts and early may 2017 as he is grilled over the involvement of tromping camp told me himself this gets into a minefield and have you ruled out the president out of state i don't. know what people over interpret his answer i'm not going to comment on anyone in particular so potentially the president ited states could be a target of your ongoing investigation right. i just worry i don't want to answer that that that's seems to me unfair speculation we will follow the evidence we'll
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try and find as much as we can we'll follow the evidence wherever it leads by refusing to say publicly that trump is not under investigation komi is just put himself on a collision course with the president. this is an n.b.c. news special report here's lester holmes and good day everyone we learned a short time ago that president trump has fired f.b.i. director james couldn't we a less than a week after coleman's hearing in congress trump fires him an attack against the f.b.i. and explosive news. bombshell from the white house wait to be i director james could be fired by president truman became we don't know this is something that caught all the law enforcement community by surprise and it caught the intelligence community in washington d.c. the surprise. and the dismissal came in harsh terms in a letter signed by the president you are terminated immediately.
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i was stunned i think most of the american public was stunned i didn't even realize the president could fire the f.b.i. director the f.b.i. director serves by law for a 10 year period and so it came as a shock i talked to a number of friends colleagues after that happened who are still in the f.b.i. and it was this essence of i can't believe the president did this but i think he was just exercising what he believed was his authority just as if he was the c.e.o. of trump enterprises. and congress one question needs to be addressed by the investigative committee why did trump fire james komi. why do you believe you were fired. so i don't know for sure i believe the
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prick think the president at his word that i was fired because of the russian rustication something about the way i was conducting it the president felt created pressure on him they wanted to relieve he was asking for something and i was refusing to give it. and fact early in his term trump asked to speak to call me in private. there was a meeting at the white house a one on one meeting between trump and call me call me must have had his antenna up because he felt like something was wrong because as soon as he was done that meeting he wrote up these memos. after meeting with trump call me sat in his car and wrote down what was discussed the meeting was about general fled the advisor who had lied about his contacts with russia trump said he hoped komi coming let the matter go. i hope you can let this go
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now those are his exact words is that correct correct and you wrote them here and you put them in quotes correct ok he did not order you to let it go it is a present united states with me alone saying i hope this i took it as this is what he wants me to do now i mean i didn't obey that but that's why it took. colin's account is correct if if the president calls in the director the f.b.i. and says can you can you drop the case you guys have against this person for political reasons i think that absolutely is obstruction of justice. american law says anybody from an average citizen all the way up to the president who tries to block and a criminal investigation for the wrong reasons with what we call corrupt intent a bad motive. is guilty of obstruction of justice did you at any time the
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urge former f.b.i. director james comey in any way shape or form to close or to back down the investigation into michael flynn and also as you know no next question next question. soon after firing the f.b.i. director trump is about to face a new challenge. will be a feature breaking news right now tonight i'm sure this would be just disappointing the special counsel to counsel robert. bobb holder to now oversee the pressure probe and look at the possible connections between top campaign associates and russia this is. only 8 days after the firing of james combing the justice department appoints robert muller to take over the russian probe. for this mission robert mueller was called out of retirement he had been director of the f.b.i.
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for 12 years and in 2013 he had left the law enforcement agency with full honors and his farewell speech he proclaimed his unshakable faith in the rule of law. have always been proud to say that i work for the department of justice because of that for which it stands which is an unyielding commitment to the rule of law and to the safety and security of the citizens we serve a know. quite well. i worked with him for about 4 years when i was the cia deputy director and he was the director of the f.b.i. . he's not a self promoting individual and he has a very high standard for what is true and what is not true administrator pistole he pointed me as his number 2 person in the f.b.i. as a deputy director and so i had the chance to get to know him and then. work with
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him so let me say a few words about director paul or politics or just don't play any role in his calculations so he is all about finding the truth and doing it under the rule of law so yeah he's a man of the total. robert muller was placed under the authority of the department of justice and it's deputy attorney general rod rosenstein. his new orders give him far reaching powers. moller can investigate moscow's relations with the trump campaign and any other matters. well or waste no time immediately orders the preservation of millions of official documents forbidding the destruction of records that could be useful in the russia probe e-mails phone records audio recordings metadata and storage devices recordings adventure or
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accident the buildings video surveillance. once a person or a company or or a bureaucracy knows that there's a criminal investigation to destroy evidence after that becomes a federal crime and so i think mahler's 1st move was a smart one but the order also shows that there is a concern that these documents might be destroyed by a white house that is trying to hide the truth from investigators. this was only the beginning of a bitter struggle between mahler and the president of the united states. so we have mr miller who is known as a tough cop he's a big imposing the 6 foot something experienced. justice department official he's a tough cop the press was saying he's a tough cop he always gets his mail. and he will press and squeeze
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and he will find what is truth and what is fiction he is careful he is by the book he does not speak publicly other than his court filings he is incredibly hard working and focused mr trump on the other hand is a bulldog and it is impulsive where i could stand in the middle if if they have a new and shoot somebody and i wouldn't lose any voters ok it's like incredibly there are not 2 more different people on earth than bob mahler and president trump and very early on in the in this whole process i think the trunk people realize that the best defense would be a political one and not a legal one legally they really don't have a lot to stand on trump and his people made a determination very early on we're going to claim that this whole thing is politically motivated is a witch hunt that all the way if they really were the witch hunt i would call it
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the rig to which i don't. know when you're saying if so when she was a democrat gets fired when she had something. called the phony which your truth. is washington celebrates the 4th of july and dependence to a major offensive against the president is about to be launched. the surprise attack comes from the center of washington from the press. the new york times claims the trunk campaign was in secret contact with russian officials 5 months before the 2016 election a major scoop. this was the work of our washington best occasions it was over
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and over weeks that we learned more and more about the meeting and the fact is it occurred. so yes it was very exciting to have that scoop again we didn't know that much about that meeting we didn't learn it all at once but we've built on it since then and mahler is looking at that meeting the meeting is organized to be a emails between a son of the president and an intermediary who offered quote information that would incriminate hillary and would be very useful to donald trump ultra sensitive stuff he adds don jr answers if it's what you say i love it the meeting takes place on the 9th of june 2016 in new york at trump tower around the table donald trump's son his son in law his campaign director paul manna for intermediary and for russian nationals the news spread like wildfire according to the new york times the red york times report on the new york times reports the president's son donald
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trump jr was promised damaging information about hillary clinton for agreeing to meet last summer with a russian lawyer a russian lawyer in question has been actions with the front leg when donald trump jr responded enthusiastically to the idea of receiving information that would be harmful to hillary clinton i think that was a gift to russia it represented an attempt by. russia to have a base of influence if you will. the news comes at a time when trump was in hamburg for an international summit where he had a meeting with vladimir putin. a little close to a lot of very positive things that russia for the united states and for everybody. would want to be with you. if you. immediately after this handshake the trunk camp has to do damage control over the new york times.
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they put out a statement saying the story was wrong. you know from air force one they were very very alarmed by it on the plane ride back to the united states is when the president and his team come cox this story about how the trump tower meeting was about adoptions. flying back with his father trump jr sends an explanation to the press. at the meeting he says was merely about the adoption of russian children in the united states. so the $1000000.00 question with the trump tower meeting is what did the president know about it and when did his son tell him about the meeting at a time junior called his father and said hey we have this meeting coming up with some russian people that are offering us information and the president said great go for it let me know he's part of a conspiracy that is a not to bring someone into a conspiracy trump fights back. i came up with the term fake news it's
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a lot of fake news this is fake news put out by the media is called fake news people back there you know those very dishonest people back there the. press. the. words have meaning and power and a lot of people myself included good republicans were going on for pete's don't you still do that call us the enemy of the people is just going too far the press is trying to report the facts as they see them and the president has decided that he would like to shoot the messenger. the palestine national orchestra was 1st founded in the 1930 s. but has had to be revived in 20 chan all was very important for me to sing in
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palestine no musicians from all over the world come together to perform in the occupied territories. like every palestinian living in the us felt it was the 1st time they performed using their identity al-jazeera world hears music as a force for unity the diaspora orchestra. for the last 2 years the students have been collecting rubbish every day it's helped clean up the campus and helped build some of its facilities for every 2 kilo's of plastic waste they collect this school receives a brick made of plastic and cement. for some activists this may not be the most ecological way to eliminate the problems of plastic but this is seen as an immediate solution to the growing problems of landfills across the country waste can now be used to manufacture building materials. as one of the
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world's highest are based in many a take up the farmers against the military star white let's go to brigham surgery one o one east investigates as the chinese battle to get in shape on al jazeera. hello i'm dennis in the hall of the top stories here it out hong kong wide general strike has turned into another confrontation between police and protesters police fired tear gas to break up crowds of blocking traffic earlier the city was brought to a virtual standstill by the strike train service is. disrupted and at least 100 flights canceled many want the territory's leader carol lam to resign but she's
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accusing the protesters of trying to destroy a home cause. such extensive disruptions in the name of certainty months or uncooperative movement have seriously undermined hong kong's law and order. and are pushing our city the city we all love. and many of us helped to build to the verge of a very dangerous situation india's government has got parts of the law that give significant autonomy to indian administered kashmir is a message never can change yet for the people of the region in more than 70 years the area is set to be split into parts and its special protections removed iran's foreign minister says the united states government has sanctioned him because he refused an offer to go to the white house and hold talks earlier this month jeffard zarif made the comments at a news conference in tehran. they impose sanctions on
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a minor government employee like me what does it mean to impose sanctions on a foreign minister it means the failure of dialogue the failure of diplomacy it means they disagree with talks our security instability has never been course and it is not a sales yemen's if the rebels say they've launched a series of drone attacks against saudi arabia they reported targets were. not drawn airports as well as the king holiday air base in the southwest of the country so far there's been no confirmation from the saudi government. maybe a media is reporting 41 people have been killed in as strikes launched by forces loyal to the warlord khalifa haftar the attack reportedly targeted at a wedding party in the town of mazu in the south west of libya dozens more people were injured those are the headlines let's go back to battlefield washington.
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this is the story set in one of the most powerful capitals in the world a political and judicial conflict. a battle that has pitted donald trump against those who believe he was an accomplice and brushes interference. to yelling. cooperate with a hostile foreign power to take over the leadership of the state. this is the 1st time. a major covert action major. action against the united states it's very heart of our democratic process has to do. an october 2017 special counsel robert muller issues his 1st indictments against
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people close to the president. meant for trump's campaign director and gates deputy director of the campaign are both charged for breaking a series of laws papadopoulos foreign affairs advisor to the campaign is charged for having lied to the f.b.i. . robert motion festive season and 0 d. and on his 1st targets to the. right here by the f.b.i. . about his contacts with foreign nationals and a series of people in d.c. suddenly in deep deep trouble with those charged by muller become fair game for the
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press even if they're not directly linked to the russian. ference and in 2016 election. when the initial indictments were issued by mueller people rightfully said wait a minute this is supposed to be about russia so what's going on and a lot of people have said none of this is collusion who cares why is moller charging these crimes if it's not clues you know collusion or you know collusion that seems to be the focus don't pollute you know of drugs you know nothing no please no proof whatsoever present trumps reactions or that any time one of his colleagues or friends has been indicted or even pled guilty for him the litmus test of the bottom line is did they stab us if there was collusion between president trump and his inner circle and the russians and thus far that has not been charged publicly so that's what he is. claiming as a victory one thing that people i think really misunderstand about the american
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federal criminal justice system is just how much we rely on cooperating witnesses the defendants the people of being charged the people who have done something wrong have the option of cooperating why then would incriminate characters cooperate with the investigators it's all about leverage you have to charge someone with a crime that you have the evidence on and then hope that that person is unwilling to take the risk of going to jail for a long time and instead decides to come in and cooperate in this drama between miller and the white house there's there's a lot of behind the scenes negotiation and strategy play it's very much a game as muller builds up his case his investigation suddenly faces a setback. we start with new explosive information p.p.c. here in the investigation moves in this job one of my trusted aides is discredited
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nifty ready efficiently shows name is peter strong going to be an agent peter struck and strikes alleged mistress an f.b.i. were named lisa page. the press publishes the text messages of peter strong and lisa page. was a trusted advisor of bob muller transcripts of his messages show that he was family anti trump. oh my god he's an idiot says struck. he's awful says page. i have no idea how destabilizing his presidency would be. struck was dismissed but the damage was done and congress presidents can't can now use trucks opinion to claim that the f.b.i. and the special counsel are politically taking to now the investigations into donald trump have been infected. the virus of severe bias the pro truck media
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escalates the attack it denounces it as a conspiracy theory vesting it was weaponized to destroy a security. is underway right here some sort of subversion campaign and the intelligence agencies are running a classic dissin from ation psychological warfare operation against a sitting president of the united states to topple his government for trump diehards the investigations that are closing in on the president since are weapons in the hands of an anti transitions deep state there is colucci in the cia the n.s.a. the f.b.i. the justice department the news media politicians in both parties there colluding working together with strategies talking points fake evidence to weaken embarrass and bring down president trump.
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the idea of a deep state is one of the dumbest ideas i have ever heard. there is no such thing as a deep state i have not seen that deep state this is another made up conspiracy theory that there is a deep state out to get trump he's always looking for ways to blame his own problems on other people and this is another one totally false. but the deep state notion thrives. some have suggested that the deep state is going to rise up and stage a coup why because everybody's talking about it and that's the point. it comes out of the white house the cable news networks pick it up they talk about it put it into circulation guess what congress hears it so it's all very very circular is say it enough you say it enough it becomes its own sort of bizarre reality and it's ridiculous. we've been hijacked by
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a deep state it is to dish it. father we pray for president trump yes lord give him extra calcium it has backbone yes god is a his enemies confound his enemies alou not fall into their traps this we pray in the name of jesus hey man and you mistake you for watching. 5 feet floor $3.00 to $1.00. since he. and congress well the consensus over investigating the russian meddling withstand the pressure. there was a hope an expectation that congress as a bipartisan institution could get to the bottom of all this and we've been through
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it well enough at the top of. the leader of the democrats in the house intelligence committee has to admit that there will be no consensus on the issue. last night the majority on the intelligence committee made the decision to prematurely shut down the russian best occasion the only authorized investigation in the house of representatives that was a terrible disservice to the country and the american people this is no way to run investigation it is only a way to go through the motions to give the pretense of trying to find the truth was that the congress' failure to uncover the whole truth leads this task to only one man robert mueller. says on the 9th of april 2018 a new york attorney becomes the latest target of bob mullen michael cohen donald trump's personal lawyer michael elliott is donald trump's longtime personal lawyer
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and fixer is the city present the secret and he has the. as the keys to the kingdom he knows all the secrets about donald trump through. hard work. the f.b.i. searched cohen's office at the request of a local prosecutor on charges of financial fraud. the move initiated by bomb miller as a direct challenge to the president himself. so i just heard that they broke into the office busy of one of my personal attorneys a good man i said that is really now at a whole. new level of unfair that. cohen is someone who might know about trump's alleged real estate dealings in russia. that was fairly common knowledge in the real estate community and the finance community in the political community the russians were funding in various ways many major trunk real estate projects cohen
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my also know if the president lied when a few months earlier he denied having anything to do with russia i don't nothing in russia i have no loans in russia i don't have any deals in russian the lack of financial transparency of the trump organization and the extent to which they have received financing from russian oligarchs or russian interests is unknown to the american people even to this day i have nothing to do with russia haven't made a phone call to russia in years don't speak to people from russia not that i wouldn't do that i just have nobody to speak to did putin help trump to win the election is there a secret pact between the 2 men and if so cohen could be a key witness a major element of the special counsel strategy and i immediately recognize the strategy that muller was following because my own background as a federal prosecutor was doing organized crime mafia cases it is incredibly rare
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that you're able to right off the bat make a case against the top guys usually the way you have to build these k. . says if you have to do it brick by brick and you have to start on the outside and work your way in start at the bottom and work your way up and so in the mafia cases we would start with the low ranking guys and if we could get one to flip and cooperate he would then give us information about these 2 guys higher up the chain and you have to build up and it seems that that's what robert mueller has done here the pressure on cohen builds investigators are digging into his life the f.b.i. also seems communications between michael campbell again to president true. american comes in life and possibly in donald trump's life the question is asking himself at the white house tonight is will michael cohen crack trump's lawyer is faced with a choice remain silent and go to jail or reveal his client secrets and bear his wrath there is this notion of loyalty one of donald trump sort of defining beliefs
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is you're either loyal to me or you're dead to me and that's consistent with the way the mafia. operates if you are loyal to the boss and the family how can she keep his lawyer loyal. he enjoys an extraordinary constitutional power the right to pardon he said he makes an expeditious use of the. car to do the park far right commentators here as you have 3 times the donald trump has officially parted for america confident that think she is considering a pardon now for the treasury which is one terminally very very expensive to get frankly they're going to hurt. the party girl bird positive thing for a president i think you see the way i'm using now yes there will be more party. trump issued some high profile pardons and i think by doing that i think he was sending a message to some of the people who might flip on him michael cullen paul metaphor and others of hey i'm using this this part of power and perhaps there could be one
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for you down the line if you stay quiet there is basically a deal if you will an informal deal that if you keep your mouth shut then i'll take care of you. if witnesses keep silent it weakens mahler and his investigation and. no i'm not above the law but yes i do have an absolute right to pardon myself i have the absolute right i don't have to do it never did anything wrong or you know that better than anybody the idea that. a u.s. president would even talk about or even consider pardon themselves is just unprecedented and i think undermines the credibility of our whole way of governance and democracy in general so when you have president trump who seems to think that he is above the law it's antithetical not just to the american idea but to the idea of modern democracy he is one person who is in charge of the
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state on behalf of all of us he has not stayed. more than a year into his presidency trump's actions are about to test the very heart of the american system i'm. if that was the. answer i am sorry to hear it corrupted no it is not a non-issue are we back to shoot me in the flesh to be brought under control just 343 years to be restricted. as the attacks on mother intensify a man stands up to protect the special counsel rod rosenstein the number 2 at the department of justice he appointed muller and as the legal authority to oversee his operations and to fire him. on assuming but steady he has been shielding smaller for months. have you seen good cause to fire special counsel no thank you if you
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were ordered today to fire mr mohler what would you do if there were good cause i would act if there were no good cause i would not and you have seen no good cause so far correct rod rosa's that is has become a beacon for anger. and from congressional republicans and i think they're disappointed i think they hoped that he would be partisan because he is a long time republican but instead rosenstein has shown himself to be sally independent and a law enforcement person 1st and congress trumps allies fire at will at rosenstein and i'm not keeping any information from congress thoughts of you why did you marry me should we allow those he did not call you why didn't he hasn't presented his 1st find a good fundraiser here and just you know where we've come and hiding information that you can answer if you have evidence of wrongdoing by any member of the trunk campaign presented to the dam grand jury whatever you guy. finish it the hell up to attack someone like that is very damaging ultimately to the
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system and importantly to the confidence that americans have in their government when elected representatives politicize the judicial process where this is lee the end dependence of justice. what is remarkable now is the white house and the justice department are at war our justice department and our f.b.i. . you have to start doing their job and doing it right and doing it. the president's view seems to be and his lawyers have said this he's in charge of the executive branch he can do whatever he wants i want to stay out but at some point if it doesn't straighten out properly i want to do their job i will get involved and i'll get in there if i have. and i what rod rosenstein does not blink direct and there are people who have been. making threats privately and publicly against
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me for quite some time and i think they should understand by now the department of justice is not going to be extorted we're going to do what's required by the rule of law and any kind of threats that anybody makes are not gonna affect the way we do our job we have a responsibility and we take an oath that's the whole yes everybody in the department takes that 03115000 employees and if they violated they know they're going to be held accountable and i know those folks know that i'm not going to violate my oath. and mid july 2018 then once capitol hosts the 1st summit between donald trump and. just 3 days before and washington rod rosenstein made a momentous announcement a new wave of indictments by bob mullen. an afternoon indictment charges
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12 russian military officers by name for conspiring to interfere with the 2016 presidential election according to the allegations in the indictment. the defendant's work for 2 units of the g.r.u. the g.r.u. russia's military intelligence service is accused of conspiracy against the united states units engaged in active cyber operations to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. the russian agents targeted in particular the computers of trump's adversaries the defendants covertly monitor the computer implanted hundreds of files containing malicious computer code and stole e-mails and other doctors mahler's indictment of 12 russian military intelligence officers conspiring to interfere with the 2016 u.s. presidential election to benefit trump implicated russia at the highest level.
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the indictment of a dozen russian g.r.u. intelligence officers in july 28 in was a kind of turning point the election interference is now a sacked of law as far as the united states is concerned and it is not something that the president can dismiss it is in fact a state operation by a hostile foreign power. that i see as good words when you go to the new issue was the easy bit when you showed me to give you can you do look we've got me but it says. at a question just now president putin denied having anything to do with the election airfare it's a 2016 every u.s. intelligence agency has concluded that russia did my 1st question for you sir is who do you believe my people came to me they said they think it's russian i have president putin he just said it's not russian i will say this i don't see any
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reason why it would be so i have great confidence in my intelligence people but i will tell you that president putin was extremely strong and power. fal in his denial thank you. he basically took the side of food and over his own intelligence service and that was a really bad thing to do it was. the wrong thing to do the question then becomes what is it that the president owes to the russians and what is his relationship with some suggest that he's an asset of putin's but we don't have evidence of that. i think what i would say is that this is someone putin can use pretty easily. perhaps even without trump realizing he's being used.
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september 2018 several of trump's close aides have agreed to cooperate with investigators. his former campaign director pom and ford and his lawyer michael cohen have already signed agreements with robert mueller. they all agree to cooperate with the investigation if they do so fully the prison sentences they are facing will be reduced apparently those close aides to try catholics and are ready to share with bob muller the secrets of the president. president trump finds himself in a corner the walls are closing in on him many doesn't know where to run. him but the kick the yankees the impeach word impeach trump maxine waters we will impeach him but he didn't do anything wrong it doesn't matter we will impeach or.
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it is a hell of a play should. know better 2018 the midterm elections are approaching fast trump burns off the campaign trail. if his party keeps control over congress his legal troubles might fade away. the results are a blow to the president. the american voters give the house of representatives to the democrats. they now have the ability to proceed with intrusive congressional investigations into trump's conduct. the day after the vote the russian investigation comes back to haunt the president
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thank you mr president going back to the russia investigation some say that you could stop all this by could i just i could fire everybody right now but i don't want to stop it because a politically i don't like stopping and i don't want to do that but you're right i could end it right now i could say that investigation is over well on the russian vesta geisha are you concerned that that you may have not get upset about anything with you may have a joint investigation because it's a hoax are you that's enough put down the might bring about indictments coming down of this of a. month april 18th 2019 the u.s. department of justice released the redacted version of special counsel robert mueller support. it concluded there was no conspiracy between the truck campaign in moscow. the democrats demanded the unproductive report and for mahler to testify before congress. on july 24th 2019 now former
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special counsel robert mueller testified before 2 congressional committees. muller concluded there was insufficient evidence to charge any trunk campaign member with conspiracy but he cannot exonerate president trump on obstruction of justice and what about total exoneration you actually totally exonerate the president. there was no defense to this ridiculous hoax just what chuck as regards god for. a long time. the bitter battle for washington still continues.
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death of american civility part 2 on al-jazeera. al-jazeera where every. this is al-jazeera. hello and welcome to this hour jazeera news live from doha i'm martine dennett's coming up in the next 60 minutes india's government removes special status for indian administered kashmir as new delhi cuts off phone and internet links in the
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disputed region and puts local politicians under house arrest. been told the trial just a multi-task chaos on the streets of hong kong as police move in to break up protests is leading a general strike. why july 29th scene has been the hottest month ever recorded globally. i'm joined again with the sport has in unscripted face defeat in the 1st ashes test and after 2 mass shootings in the us this top american football a tells lawmaker has enough is enough. congress to do something and. that the indian government is scrapping parts of a constitutional provision that gives. special status to indian administered kashmir the home minister ahmet shells and else will came as the region is under
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lockdown with all communication lies suspended this is the most significant change yet for the people all the region and more than 70 years priyanka gupta explains it was a sudden and momentous decision. india's government says it's revoking special privileges granted to indian administered kashmir the opposition is furious. it's a change in the constitution with far reaching consequences our new take inserted using the powers vested under the 3rd section of article 370 following the recommendation of parliament the president announces that starting in the day the president of india will sign the declaration and the day when it will be published in the government is that all the sections of article 370 will cease to hold good except for section one of the article article 370 the section of the constitution that gives significant autonomy to kashmir is at the heart of why the region joined india in 1947 it allows the regional government to make its own laws except in
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finance defense foreign affairs and communications that means the residents of the state live under different laws from the rest of the country in matters such as property ownership and citizenship now the central government plans to split up the region into 2 parts. and one and the uk which will be directly governed by new delhi the government has put parts of indian and ministered to me under security lockdown and has deployed tens of thousands of additional troops internet is blocked and phone lines are down. 3 prominent push me pull a to shouldn't 2 of them former chief ministers are under house arrest revoking indian administered kashmir special status is expected to garner strong reaction this is a straightforward pandering to the hindu majority electorate in india.
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b j p o the hindu nationalist party came to power in elections in may this year with enhanced majority based on promises that it would remove these special provisions which they say that under to the muslims of india so there is a clear political polarization here with the ruling party trying to pander to its hindu vote bank. they have already been protests as of the spread on sunday about the government's plan to hurt article $35.00 in article $370.00 is our basic constitutional right we have made an agreement with india the basis of these articles and now they are trying to derail vocals articles this is an injustice to us. are not going to tolerate we should just. disputed kashmir is one of the most militarized areas in the world both india and pakistan claim it as their own for
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now the region is on the edge as it prepares for what's to come priyanka 0. right now we can hear from named he from indian administered kashmir condemning the government's move. they've made the constitution precarious they've removed both our school $370.35 which are rejected in the constitution they have finished the constitution and a blaming us. well pakistan has responded to the government's indian government's move saying pakistan strongly condemns and rejects the announcements today made by the indian government regarding the indian occupied jimmy or and kashmir the indian occupied jammu and kashmir is an internationally recognized disputed territory no unilateral step by the government of india can change this disputed status as enshrined in the united nations security council resolutions pakistan will exercise all possible options to counter the illegal steps or i wouldn't go live that he's
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our correspondent who is in missouri for about that is the capital of pakistan administered kashmir and so we've heard a fairly swift and. non-compromising response coming from the pakistani government but also suggesting that all options are on the table for it what are the options before the pakistan government in order to counter this action by the indians. well the only option available on their death moment tried to send a signal to the international community that did time for a trade between india and pakistan something rejected all along because back in 1000 kevin to do after the war of 1971 india and pakistan they agreed to all outstanding issued by laterally however for the few years they are dead and
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there do not nor daybreak to get back to golf particularly because of indian objects and across pakistan they have a major. city. and of course a condemnation of the indian move it should be understood that the board. the army eyeball to eyeball across the line of their wide regards of course been airborne of contention. go through the indians of using banned munitions rage they called cluster munitions the indians of course have denied that the pakistani president had also called for a joint session of parliament to be. of course really come out with a unified response from board the opposition party that relevant government and of course you're going to be important to see what kind of announcement is made by dr no the only option available to pakistan is the diplomatic option because warded
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not an option between the 2 nuclear neighbors and come out what about the the report itself then coming from the white house and president trying to to mediate in the dispute between india and pakistan. well if you remember the bugger sunny prime minister rendered the united states on the green the 2nd of july he had a meeting with the u.s. president donor drum and donor trump of god referring to the fact that the indian prime minister narendra modi had taught him to mediate over their cash meet issue pakistan of course said they did already to talk to the indian the pakistani prime minister has said that they're willing to take 2 steps of the indian stake one step however that was shot down by d.n.d. and there was considerable anger that day shoe of bush made was not negotiate but with that this was a bilateral issue trade will be important to see how the u.s.
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raise in on days and read the day but you can range both sides that it gets time forbids creation mediation as the u.s. president gore did in order to diffuse the c.d.'s crises. live in most of our about that is the capital of pakistan administered kashmir thank you very much indeed there is a former chief minister of the indian administered kashmir and head of the people's democratic party and she is among the politicians currently under house arrest in response to india's actions this is what she tweeted today marks the darkest day in indian democracy the decision of the german kashmir leadership to reject 2 nation theory in 100 $47.00 and align with india has backfired unilateral decision of the government of india to scrap article $370.00 is illegal and unconstitutional which will make india an occupational force. let's speak now to happy man jacob director
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of the indo pak conflict monitor he's joining us from new delhi via skype thank you very much indeed so there we have it. former 1st minister of kashmir indian administered kashmir talking about this being illegal what what's your view as regards the legality of the move by the delhi government. i can believe god if the press on the ready be followed bishop about this. part it is important to realize that even though the congress off the some of the opposition parties or forces this particular move by the government of india today there are better not. all but this one not just about. out of it about the voted to keep in mind and secondly this is going to be a long drawn out legal back to the highest in the country the supreme court of india so in the months in the days to come you will see and not before. by getting
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for the debates in the. highest and in part about the prosecution oddity of this particular action you do things are being done one is stopping off at the 70 by your presidential order and the other reducing the status of just went from full state uni and that it to be just send for me as it is just that i've been instructed to both of these are going to be. a ticket to the order by the officer office myself why has the delhi government accompanied this. rather significant move in terms of scrapping this cult situational pulls ways additional troops in the territory of of cutting off the broadband cutting off internet and coffee off telephone services and indeed putting certain political figures under house arrest why is they taken these actions as well. been
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assessed been done that if they're sort of i'm democratic minded because clearly the government of india realizes that they're decent to much support within just went just need a full the obligation of logic of the 70 the suspicious to date is that the state has added protection of its status in the constitution scheme of things in india so clearly this is a very unpopular decision and they knew that and therefore in order to ensure that there is no why those on the streets of just one kashmir added just sort of a sort of the sort order to get him. in the states to come to government took precautions in order to ensure that this decision does not by. right now what about the pakistani statement reiterating the fact because it is a fact that this region is recognized as internationally disputed region so this is the indian government well within its rights to be making.


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