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oh wait a self. why? so what do we need to do here? but i only need 11000 road palace. i need 11000 both. gimme a break. us selection official se, then president donald trump pressured them to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. ah, i'm how much of jerome this is al, does your alive from door? ha. also coming up, the officers had weapons. the children had none. the others had body armor, the children had none. a top texas safety official says police could have stopped
the you've all, they shooting within 3 minutes. anger in ecuador police hughes tear gas on indigenous groups, protesting against rising fuel prices. and large parts of britain grind to a halt in the biggest rail strike in 30 years. ah, state election officials had told the u. s. congress that they were personally pressured by then president donald trump to overturn the result of the 2020 election. the committee has heard testimony from georgia, secretary of state, as well as arizona state leadership. it was the 4th hearing of the house committees investigation into last year's capitol hill riot. i do show castro has more weeks before the january 6 riot at the u. s. capital far right protesters some who would later turn violent in washington illegally occupied the state capitol building in
arizona. joe biden won the swing states, but donald trump and his supporters refused to accept defeat. chums attorney rudy giuliani called arizona's republican house speaker, demanding help to overturn the results he would say are we all republicans here? i said look, you are asking me to do something that is the child or to my oath. trump also lost in the swing state of georgia. he himself called the states top election official republican brad rapids, burger. i just want to find out $11780.00 lugs which is one more that we have. what i knew is that we didn't have any votes to find very good. robins burger testified that he and his family suffered harassment from, from supporters, including sexually explicit messages to his wife and someone breaking in to his daughter in law's home. and i think sometimes moments requires you to stand up and
just take the shots. we just followed along, we followed the constitution. and at the end of the day president trump came up short. trump also turned up the pressure on to every day americans, mother and daughter election workers in georgia. falsely accusing them of counting fake ballots. we have at least $18000.00 that's on pay. we had them counted very heavily, 18000 voters having to do with the roomy, freeman. that is a votes gamer, of professional vogue, scammer and hustler. do you know how it feels to have the president of the united states that target you the president of the united way? it's supposed to represent every american not to target one. but he targeted me. an investigation has cleared both women of wrongdoing and
widespread voting fraud was never found in any state or democracy held because courageous people like those you heard from to day put their oath to the constitution above their loyalty to one man or to one party. the system held but barely, and the question remains, will it hold again, even before tuesday's hearing began, trump hosted on his website that his phone call pressuring georgia secretary of state to find votes was, quote, perfect. he called the january 6th committee, crazy democrats. and again, falsely alleged that the election was stolen. heidi jo, castro, al jazeera washington. jennifer victor is a professor of political science at george mason university. shaw our school for policy and government. she joins us live from fairfax, virginia. jennifer, thanks so much for joining us. jennifer state election officials told the u. s. congress. they were personally pressured by them. president donald trump,
to overturn the result of the 2020 election. is this gonna make it more likely that the justice department will department will pursue a criminal investigation against trump or any of his aides? i think that's hard to say. you know, the, the proceedings that are going on on capital hill, the very public hearings. the justice department doesn't need this public spectacle in order to gather their evidence or to determine whether or not they have cases that they could bring forward. the congress could collect that evidence and present it to d o j, or d o j could presented on their own collected on their own without this the series of public hearings. and so maybe the fact that there are public hearings going on at the shore that are very polished, that are very well put together that are presenting an extremely coherent and concise narrative on very specific questions relating to january effects. it may
suggest that what capitol hill or what congress or those involved in the hearings are, are hoping for is more of a public campaign where, where other actors were, where the public or advocates or the news media might put pressure on d o. j to help bring things forward. and jennifer, from your vantage point, did american super watching hear testimony that would have shocked them? i mean, this hearing was the 4th and some of the testimony was quite emotional. do you think that these hearings are going to make a difference in the long run, or could they even impact the midterm elections? i think it's probably unlikely to affect the mid term elections. most of the way that people already think about those events is baked into the electoral calculus if you will, at this point. and i don't think this is in any way being presented by democrats as a way to try to affect the outcome of the midterm elections. if that was the case that the witness knock tobar not in june, most people who are watching have already already have some strong opinions about
what happened on january 6th. i take this more as the leaders on capitol hill are bringing this forward because it's the right thing to do. because after january 6, insurrection occurred, congress was unable to use its constitutional powers to impeach and remove the president from office, and to prevent donald trump from running for office. again, suggesting that there is not in available pass to constitutional accountability for those actions. and so a public hearing of this for it is i think we've lost our guest that we jennifer victor, professor political science at george mason university, short school for public government. and now will go. a senior official overseen, the police and texas se officers response to the you've all they school shooting was an abject failure. the director of the texas department of public safety told state officials that the police could have stopped the shooting. within 3 minutes
of the gunman, entering the building, armed police officers waited outside classrooms for over an hour. while the gunman carried out the massacre in which $900.00 children and 2 teachers were killed. 3 minutes after the subject entered west building. there was sufficient number of armed officers warring body army to isolate, distract and neutralize the subject. the only thing stopping a hallway of dedicated officers from any room, $111.11 was yawn, scene commander who decided to place the lives of officers for the lives of children. the authors had weapons, the children had none. the others had body armor. the children had none. jobs training the subject had none. all right, less crossed out of my cana, whose life rest in washington d. c. mike, the director of the texas department of public safety, told state officials that the police could have stopped the shooting. within 3 minutes of the gunman entering the building, what kind of reaction is that getting?
well certainly there's been mass criticism of the police action or rather lack of action in the wake of the tragedy in texas. but here we've had for the 1st time, the most explicit timeline given to that sequence of events. and as you say that the that senior rule official within the texas is telling the senator special senate committee that to the police way to for some 80 minutes before. busy getting into the classroom and killing the 18 year old gunman. now there has been massive reaction in the weeks since, as recently as last night, where parents saw the dead and the survivors met the school board and the you ball the school. and there they were making very clear their demand that the police must be held accountable. in particular, the police officer, the chief of the, of all the school district,
pete dondo who they hold primarily responsible for what happened. and they are demanding that he be fired immediately. now the evidence that we've just heard is likely to give even further fuel to those demands. and mike, there's now been a breakthrough on the bi partisan gun control legislation in the u. s. senate. what are you hearing and, and where does it go from here? well, the senate has been discussing behind closed doors, a framework agreement signed by 10 republicans and 10 democrats to institute a series of gun control measures. now we've understood in the course of the day sources saying that they have reached an agreement that it is now a question of finalizing the text of the draft bill. and there may be a hearing even as later this evening in terms of the procedural aspects. they are in a rush because senate goes on a holiday at the end of this week for 2 weeks, and they want to get this bill passed before as they go on recess. but one must be
very clear as well linking to that you have all these as a shooting that although there are some very serious measures in this gun control bill. and although it is the 1st sign of bipartisan action on gun legislation in decades, the one thing that is absent and this is what the parents at you baldy are absolutely furious about is there is no ban on assault weapons similar to the a off of dean that the 18 year old lived in the kent used in the killing and injuries to, to so many at that elementary school. so although it is very solid, bold, and although it does appear that there is an agreement on the text now it still lacks according to many will teeth in terms of preventing the type of property that was suffered in you've avi. all right, my can alive for us in washington dc. thanks so much. so i had on out 0 a new flash point between russia and the you. moscow warns lithuania of severe
consequences for blocking transit to which baltic outpost and water everywhere, but not a drop to drink. we hear from what victims in bangladesh fed up with a long wait for help. ah hello, it is swell, serenely hot across parts of the u. s. sector central and eastern 3rd of the us seeing some very high temperatures at the moment. and so that's gonna continue to go on through the next couple days. a cold front, the blue line on our chart here will slide its way up across the northern plays a warm front running down toward sir new york there. that's the warm sector and that's where we got that rule. searing heat, some very high temperatures. $36.00 celsius, therefore, chicago toronto around 30 degrees celsius. 37. therefore kansas city fresh weather
up towards the north west. let. how shall we say that will sink further south and east was as we go on through the next couple of days that he really becoming concentrated across a deep south into that southeastern corner. so on that cold front, some live the showers long, the spouse of rain, and they'll run across the lakes into new england, into east and canada, where it really does gather as we go on through thursday or cheap api, hide some showers there into central parts. the us down towards the south west the the monsoon range here used wet weather coming in water, 2 showers over to ward sir nevada, to ward sir california. but essentially it's largely dry, dry for good parts of mexico. although our o tropical systems feeding some heavy showers around the coast, was a southwest ah, blue blue
ah ah, wherever you go in the world, warner line goes to make it for you. exceptional katara always going places to go. ah ah! you're watching all the 0 a reminder of our top stories. the solid state election officials have told the u. s. congress that they were personally pressured by president donald trump. to overturn the result of the 2020 election. they were testifying before a house committee investigation into the january 6th insurrection at the u. s.
capital, a senior official overseeing the police and texas says, officers response to the you've all the school shooting was an abject failure. he said the police could have stopped the shooting within 3 minutes of the gunman, entering the building. the police and army in ecuador have used tear gas and pellet shots against indigenous protesters converging on the capital quito. they fought st. battles with students and other protesters in the center of the city. a nation wide strike began 9 days ago with a platform of 10 demands, including lower prices for, for, for fuel and food, and an end to mining on indigenous land. one protest her has died and 3 a report it to be in critical condition. let's go live to manuel rap, hello and mexico city manuel. so far the government seems to have taken a hard line and it's response to the protests. how much pressure is it under
a state of emergency remains, in effect, in ecuador. in fact, the country president get more lasso, has extended that state of emergency to include fixed provinces of ecuador, and that state of emergency will last for a total of 30 days. the goal here, or the strategy by the ecuadorian government, is to contain these protests that have really begin begun to get out of hand. they've been growing for more than a week. now the government has taken a hard line against demands by demonstrators many who are protesting or indigenous activists or digits. people from different part of the country who are the who are saying that the fuel prices are absolutely way too high. they're complaining over higher cost of food over inflation, over worsting poverty link to the cobra, 1900 pandemic. now these demonstrations were primarily organized by canada, which is a group of different indigenous communities from all across the board, but have since been joined by other activists including students,
demonstrators. again, what prices of fuel to go down of food to go down and it remains unclear whether or not the government is going to budge on any or all of these of these demands. and manuel in 2019 ecuador is indigenous movement almost over through the government. in a previous strike against fuel price rises is something similar happening now. i'm in mexico city now, but i was in people i called in equity in october of 2019, and the protests that we're seeing take place right now. the images do seem strikingly similar to what we saw in in 2019, in fact, it was indigenous demonstrators then who were complaining and protesting against an end to fuel subsidies that we're keeping fuel prices affordable for a majority of indigenous and impoverish communities. in, in a quote back then, the unrest lasted for 20 days. the city of keith was really brought to its knees.
it came very close to a government overthrow. as you, as you mentioned, at least 11 people died in that instance. more than a 1000 people were injured and it was ultimately the united nations and the catholic church that had to step in, in that instance as mediators. so i think many people are hoping that a peaceful outcome will not take quite as long during this latest political crisis in a quote. all right, that's manuel or apollo forest live in mexico city. thanks so much. a russian territory in the baltics. it emerged as a new frontier of tensions between moscow and the e. u over ukraine. russia has threatened lithuania with serious consequences after it halted rail transit of several sanction goods to colon and grad. dominic cane has more from the german capital berlin. this is the main port in colleen in grat. it's facilities are important to the russian economy. for this is the only all year round ice free port, the country has on the baltic sea. many products essential for the local population
in the russian exclaimed, come by sea, but many more come by land and are now being stopped. and if people in the stalls are to be believed, e u sanctions are hurting christner. it's a story i think we should pack up our belongings and leave because you can't go anywhere. this has never happened. i think not only me how many people are planning it now or even regretting that they are living in colleen ingram reaching out to you. those sanctions target specific license that transit you territory, in this case fire rail through lithuania to and from russia that sanctioned goods, e, steel, and other arg was made from iraq law will no longer be allowed to transit's early train. it is done with consultation with the european european commissioner and under the european commission guidelines. in many ways, claiming grad is a historical anomaly once part of what was called east prussia, but taken by the soviet union from nazi germany at the end of world war 2,
then became part of the wider you ssr. but when that country died in the early 19 ninety's, the russian federation chose to hold on to cleaning grad and so it became an exclaim, separated from russia proper by the newly independent baltic states. which helps explain why officials in moscow are so agitated by the impact of sanctions. and have warned the people of lithuania to expect retaliation for their government's actions. at that premier back of this example shows that you cannot trust either verbal statements by the west or written ones. no rush will certainly respond to such hostile actions about appropriate measures are being worked out between departments and will be taken in the near future. their consequences will have a serious negative impact on the population of lithuania. it's a threat, some lithuanians have long anticipated baltic renters differently from many other congress of european union. didn't have any illusions about that through attempts,
and the idea so fresher, a threat to one or all of the baltic states would constitute a threat to nato. many in the atlantic alliance maintain an armed presence there. this was the german chancellor visiting his country's soldiers in lithuania, just 2 weeks ago. like many other european leaders, olaf shots says his country will defend every centimeter of nato territory. donna kane, al jazeera berlin. the war and ukraine has slowed down. economic recovery from the pandemic across the world. it stoked record inflation in several countries and rising discontent in britain. the biggest rail strike in 3 decades is under way. workers are demanding better wages to cope with inflation in the u. k, which is currently running at 9 percent pa brennan, reports from london. london's waterloo station is one of britain's biggest and busiest, but not today. not this week. 3 alternative strike days on tuesday,
thursday and saturday, interspersed with 3 days of minimal service. mean travel, misery for millions. the kind of disruption is just ridiculous. everyone knows, well pay. i was a journey call me from target and i was supposed to dictate when to swap out. the comments on 4 types was fine by now going to 7. going to take me very, very long journey we wanted to march and everybody like message on the group that is heavy traffic on the road. there's only around 20 percent of the normal services running and only on half of the network, mainly the lines running into big cities in many, rural and regional areas. there is no train service at all. the dispute between the
r m t rel union and the employers network rather than train operating companies, is largely of a pay. and the impact of inflation on work is wages. but the government, which directly finance is network rail, has also ordered it to find 2 and a half $1000000000.00 of savings. network rail says that's possible if staff accept new working practices. but the union says that will means 3000 job losses and jeopardize safety. they want to rip up our terms and conditions that we've negotiated with the companies. they're even threatening to lower pay an extend work hours in the train operating companies. and the majority of our members have not had a pay increase for 2 to 3 years. so we've got a lot of problems. we will continue to do all we can to find that sweet spot of compromise, but it's affordable for, for the employer to portable for the taxpayer. affordable for the fair. and the r n t, and our employers can live with at his regular meeting of cabinets, prime minister boris johnson, branded the strikes is unnecessary and wrong. he called on the british public to
stay the course during what's expected to be a lengthly disruption. u. k. economy is experiencing the combined effects of breakfast to war and ukraine, and its effect on energy costs, as well as the inflationary pressure of the post pandemic recovery. and rail work is not the only ones complaining. the r m. p is one of britain's strongest union. some might say, most militants of unions with their ability to paralyze the rail network during an industrial dispute. but the concerns that the r n t have raised about the difference between peoples pay packets and the cost of living at the moment. the rate of inflation are shared across many different industries and other professions teachers, doctors, nurses, local government workers, all have pay deals in the pipeline with the government and they're likely to be offered less than the rate of inflation. and that means a summer of discontent is looming, poll brennan, i'll just era waterloo station. the palestinian health ministry says that a palestinian man was killed when he was stabbed in the heart by an israeli settler
in the occupied west bank. witnesses say i had it was working on his land when a group of settlers attacked him. human rights experts say there's been an increase and violence by settlers against palestinians in the occupied west bank firefighters are trying to put out a large wild fire on turkey, southern coast. the blaze broke out on tuesday near the resort town of marmontis. it reportedly spreading fast because of windy weather conditions. there are fears of a repeat of last year's wildfires which the government called the worst in turkey's history. tens of thousands of hector's were destroyed across the mediterranean and the g and coasts. bangladesh has sent troops to try to help millions of people trapped by flood waters in the northeastern areas. it's the worst flooding in the region in more than a century. and as time of your child reports from still had, the government is struggling to get drinking water and food to those effected shook her ali is a livestock farmer for lost his arm in the flood. he and his family have been
living on the side of the road for almost a week now without any kind of help to get those out and go and see the condition of our home. what is the point of talking about it? it is only ally who can provide. he is the one who gives and who takes away the bag is waiting for a government assistant on the outskirts of the city of cylinder. after queuing for hours, she is beginning to lose hope. i. there is also older and my home chest deep, which is sitting here waiting thoroughly for hours and so far with received nothing . forces have rescued or evacuated more than a 100000 people from 2 of the worsted districts in the northeast. many others are still stranded in remote rural areas. this is one of the many school. i'm gone young, philip region that has been used as makeshift shelter for those villages are effected by the flood. most of the people took shelter on their own. now they're in desperate need for food and fresh water. even residents in urban areas with better
drainage systems aren't affected. funny, i'm going to unite. we've never seen floods like this in a lifetime. our home has water after the hit 20. now we've no running water and electricity with now using rain was used to use bucket table having to come along during our visit to the area. prime minister shakopee and i said future building developments should take into account the number of natural disasters that bangladesh experiences. many of this people are still recovering from the last month pre monsoon flash floods. we left our home to take shelter. here is no food or fresh water. it would help if we got some relief from the government so we can get by for the poor, rural farmers who have lost everything. it'll take months if not years to rebuild their homes. they need all the system they can get. but help is yet to come. down with children, al jazeera sil at north is bangladesh in neighboring india,
dozens of people have died after flooding and landslides. in some state, soldiers have been deployed to get supplies. the areas that are cut off, tens of thousands of people have already been moved to safety, but many are still stranded. flood waters in southern china have reached record levels after weeks of heavy rain rivers burst their banks in 2 provinces, forcing thousands of people to escape to higher ground floods, drought and wildfire. wildfires are becoming deadlier and more common. scientists are blaming climate change for these disasters. some are investigating at signs and what's known as snow blood and the french alps. katya lopez hoodie on, explains from afar these mountains in the french alps seem picture perfect. but up close scientists are finding more of this red patches known as snow blood. the color is actually microscopic. alkie, scientists suspect it turns red to protect itself from intense sun rays. as
a community peak markham, when it's in the snow, it accumulates a pigment like sunscreen, to protect itself from the light intensity. it's the same concept as people going skiing and putting on sunscreen. so fundamentally, the al guy is still green, but it's hidden behind a big shield of red pigment to about 2500 meters above sea level. let's him of experts is collecting samples to see if climate change is fueling snow. blood researchers say it appears to be part of a vicious cycle. the sale do all the monte de la muster when the level of carbon dioxide increases in the atmosphere. we find red snow more often. it's likely linked to global warming, and the warmer it is, the more algy appears, and the more i'll get, the faster the snow melts. snow levels are dropping as a result of rising temperatures. and the alps had been hit disproportionately heart angle. you all know where did present priestly to locals who are out in the mountains, tell us they're seeing these formations of red snow in the early summer. some of
the patches can be subtle, but others can be extremely strong. if it continues, scientists say excessive snow melt, and the alps has the potential to affect entire ecosystems. far beyond its mountains, cats, yellow pistol again, al jazeera. ah, this is al jazeera and these are the top stories. state election officials have told the u. s. congress that they were personally pressured by president donald trump to overturn the result of the 2020 election they were testifying before the 4th hearing of the house committee. investigation into the january 6th insurrection at the u. s. capital. hydro castro has been following the hearing in washington.
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