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he 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 the truth that the congress' failure to uncover the whole truth leads this task to only one man robert muller. to sit 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 cohen is donald trump's longtime personal lawyer and fixer is the city present the secret and he has as the keys to the kingdom he knows all the secrets about donald trump. card with. the f.b.i. search cohens 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 because man i said that it's really valid at all. new level of unfair. cohen to 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 international finance community in the political community the russians were funding in various ways many major trunk real estate projects cohen 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 fine. anshul 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 i 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 that you're able to right off the bat make a case against the top guys usually the way you have to build these cases is 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. and also see these communications between michael campbell again to president true . american council 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 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 keep his lawyer loyal. he enjoys an extraordinary constitutional power the right. to
pardon he said lee makes an expeditious use of the. car to do the part of the far right commentator 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 decision which is what they're actually very very think they're bigger potentially 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 part. 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 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.
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 state on behalf of all of us he is not sitting more than a year into his presidency trump's actions are about to test the very heart of the american system of government. it was the. president. i am
very. rich 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 intensified a man stands up to protect the special counsel rod rosenstein the number 2 at the department of justice he appointed miller and has the legal authority to oversee his operations and to fire him. unassuming but steady he has been shielding smaller for months. have you seen good cause to fire special counsel no thank you if you 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 run rosa's that is has become a beacon for anger. and from congressional republicans and i think they're
disappointed it i think they hoped that he would be partisan because he is a long time republican but instead rosenstein has shown himself to be sara lee independent and a law enforcement person 1st and congress trumps allies fire at will at rosenstein and i'm not keeping any information from your thoughts of you why did you marry me should we allow those he does not call you why didn't he hasn't presented his 1st find a good fundraiser. 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 damn grand jury whatever you guy. finish it the hell up to attack someone like that is very damaging ultimately to the 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. . 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 by half. and i but rod rosenstein does not blink direct and there are people who have been. making threats privately and publicly against 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 oath 115000 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 muller. an afternoon indictment charges 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 and gauged an 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 computers 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. the indictment of a dozen russian g.r.u. intelligence officers in july 28th in was a kind of turning point the election interference is now 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. what i see is good because when you go to the new usually easy berates and when you show that americans give new green you do look to see if we've got any but it says. that a question just now president putin denied having anything to do with the election your fair answer 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 russia i have president putin and he just said it's not russian i will say this i don't see any 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 powerful 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. september 2018 several of trump's close aides have agreed to cooperate with investigators. his former campaign director palm 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 to keep the yankees the impeach word impeach trump matching what and we will impeach him but he didn't do anything wrong it doesn't matter we will impeach or. 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 and to trump's condom. the day after the vote the russian investigation comes back to haunt the president 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 or you that's enough put down the might bring about indictments coming down in this in 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 trump campaign in moscow. the democrats demanded the unproductive report and for mahler to testify before congress. on july 24th 2019 now former 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
would have a total exoneration you actually totally exonerate the president. there was no defense for this ridiculous hoax just what chuck has been going on for. a long time. the bitter battle for washington still continues. hello there mostly fine and dry across much of the middle east we have of course been things among seen or showers across into pakistan also in the last 24 as that there's a few more on the cause what we've also been seeing is some pretty strong winds particularly working the way southwards across much of iraq but not cooling things out of course not this time of year 46 celsius in kuwait city 45 in baghdad on wednesday and as we head off into thursday you can see touch is really not changing
a great deal but we've certainly got still those winds coming from the north pole wind and it is also on thursday we could see some more scattered showers for the monsoon rains across areas of pakistan $33.00 in karate shape and we had down towards the arabian peninsula those winds are doing the job a good job of at least a levy on the humidity into doha $45.00 degrees celsius $38.00 across into abu dhabi but even on shore flow over the next couple days into more southern sections of oman so this could also produce wanted to show is very light the across in tucson and then in southern africa wednesday is the day for the showers but they do carry away from cape town so by thursday it's actually going to really be a dry picture a little bit cooler 13 degrees in capetown in the wake of that system and then we could see 23 and been on thursday and again here in on shore flow so we could see some showers. i have been looking at your instagram account and reading takes into the atmosphere
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