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this is. from berlin tonight u.s. president former personal attorney surrenders to the f.b.i. he's reportedly made a deal with prosecutors will be revealed damaging information about mr trump michael cohen has reportedly agreed to a plea bargain with federal prosecutors on campaign finance violations bank fraud and tax evasion charge. to washington for the latest also coming up
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a suspected former nazi collaborator deported from the united states to germany but will he face justice ninety five year old paul was deported from his home in new york he's now in germany but the german government doesn't think there's enough evidence to put the former labor camp guard. i'm burnt off it's good to have you with us we start with breaking news coming out of the united states media reports saying that president former personal lawyer michael cohen has agreed to plead guilty to federal fraud charges cohen has been under investigation for bacon tax fraud he's also alleged to have paid hush money to women claiming to have had affairs with u.s.
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president truck cohen is expected to appear in a u.s. court in just over an hour from now. over more on this developing story we want to bring in our washington bureau chief alexandra phenomena good evening to you alexandra we are getting these reports about this plea bargain what do we know about this is still a developing story but it's really a stunning development we are seeing today so far what we know is that according to you as media reports michael cohen has turned himself in he surrendered to the f.b.i. and as you said he's due to here in court in one hour time where he is expected to plead guilty to tax and bank fraud and that's i think the most important issue he most in interesting issue he is expected to plead guilty to multiple
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cum pay and finance violations and this development comes after a month long investigation into cohen's business dealings and particular only into this house money payments you mentioned that scott cohen arranged to the adult film actress who had claimed to have trista wet donald trump. if this were any other attorney this would probably not be a new story but this is the u.s. president's former personal attorney michael cohen is the man who was once quoted as saying that he would take a bullet for donald trump no he is talking to federal prosecutors and he may be talking about the u.s. president and what does all of this mean for u.s. president doldrum. yes only a couple of weeks ago michael cohen said that now he's not ready anymore to take
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a bullet for the president and now he's saying he thinks that the u.s. his home country and his family is more important for him that and it than anything else and i think his decision to cooperate with the story was small today to by trying to help his family by trying to make a deal to reduce his jail time so it will be interesting what information he can reveal and of course when we talk about this plea to. plea it's leading guilt guilty to come pain finance violations that is a direct link to the vest and so he's come to pay and president and he's attorneys have recently to distance themselves from michael cohen but now no distancing is possible anymore yeah that's very good point and one of the media will be there the hearing scheduled as he plays in about an hour from now our washington bureau chief
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alexander phenomenon the story for us tonight so xander thank you very much. in the united states the software giant microsoft says that it has thwarted by kremlin bank hackers to launch cyber attacks on u.s. political groups you hacking group known as fancy bear reportedly trying to steal data from the websites of conservative american think tanks in the u.s. senate microsoft president says that the hackers also targeted candidates in france's recent presidential election the kremlin has dismissed these allegations calling them part of a quote which haunt us. well he is believed to have been the last known nazi collaborator the last known collaborator suspect still alive and living in the united states but today ninety five year old polly touched down here in germany twenty five years after efforts began to deport him during world war two
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he's suspected of having worked at a nazi labor camp in poland where inmates were massacred but it's not certain that he will be prosecuted here in germany this report now with exclusive pictures of polly's deportation from a.b.c. news. to living quietly in new york for decades this was the moment history caught up with the. u.s. authorities arresting him for deportation to germany expelling the ninety five year old despite his clear frailty there's been a priority for the trumpet ministration born in what was then poland poly arrived in america in one thousand nine hundred nine concealing his nazi service from immigration officials eight years later his application for citizenship has grown too. but in the one nine hundred ninety s. investigators coach up with him he admitted to them having trained at a nazi s.s. camp in trav nikky the site of one of the holocaust worst massacres claiming the
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lives of some six thousand jewish citizens. a judge then revoked pollies american citizenship in two thousand and three a year later the us authorities ordered his deportation. until now though germany had refused to accept him on the grounds that he isn't a german and also because german investigators say the evidence against him using conclusive. but the u.s. ambassador long beach strongly behind the scenes saying berlin had a moral obligation to admit a man suspected of committing crimes in germany his name he's ninety five he's probably going to die at some point. he's a little bit sickly and so we wanted to make sure that he didn't die in peace and comfort in the united states but that he was brought back somewhere to to face more justice on diplomatic rather than legal grounds the german government has now accepted that talk you meant. we'll have more on this i'm joined tonight from los
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angeles by rabbi marvin hier he is founder of the simon views and health center a jewish human rights association. good to have you on the program again you know we've been reporting on this story this afternoon and the headlines have been the last living. nazi collaborator to be deported it has a lot of finale with the in that are we doing a service or a disservice to the search for justice for victims of a whole caused by saying that he's the last living nazi collaborator. i don't think he is the last living collaborator there are many more. let me say something i think is very important everyone focuses on the fact that he's ninety five years ago no one focuses on the fact that he lived in freedom he have a complete and full life unlike though his massive hit by the truck he
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caught it's in my county and in other camps they must say good men women and children some of them two three years old. who never had a chance to live a life so there is no pity on the fact that a ninety five year old man has been brought to justice he lived a full life unlike that of his victims i have no pity on him whatsoever what you say that he has been brought to justice he has been deported to germany agreed to take him but the prosecutors here in germany spend all of their time trying to track down nazi war criminals they say that there is still not enough evidence to charge this man with anything so where do we go from here well first of all germany changed its rules before they only accept the eyewitness testimony then they agree to documentation testimony if you pay as
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a whole list as one of the gods now let me say one thing. the trendy gods there is many of them it was the bionic federico there are all kinds of criminals they all say the same thing most of them if you listen to them they say they have nothing to do with these crimes they were for all intensive purposes short order chefs in the kitchen have tried it that's why they try to argue the nazis trained to be vicious gods their sole purpose to exhibit their cruelty on the fake the. it is impossible to believe that he was a trendy god and that he clean hands and that a commit any crimes and germany said that they accept the written documentation not eyewitness testimony they change the rules and we're hopeful that
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under these new rules evidence will be filed that the on list that is the name of p. is that enough would win establishes guilt we knew that rabbi that it took most of this century so far to get this deportation to take place and finally it was germany who agreed to take him and on moral grounds the moral obligation this is what the foreign minister said the moral obligation to take in anyone who was working in service of the german government at the time is that in your eyes it is that progress of well look it's not all doom and progress but it's progress right she's lived his life in the united states working freely in the streets without a guilty conscience for what he has done let him live with god's all around him
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with police taking him up and taking him to our caller proceedings he doesn't deserve a normal life. rabbi marvin hier founder of the simon wiesenthal center joining us tonight from los angeles or by we certainly appreciate your time tonight thank you . thank you but here's some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world afghan security forces have fought off a major militant assault in the heart of the capital kabul reports say all the assailants were killed in the heavy fighting so-called islamic state has claimed responsibility the attack came as president ashraf ghani delivered his holiday message on the first day of. more than a million people have now taken refuge in relief camps after floods and the southern indian state of corona two weeks of tarantula rain submerged much of the state the rescue operation is starting to wind down with the death toll standing at
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more than four hundred. on the hash tag me two activists are going to has denied having a sexual relationship with a younger actor who claims that she sexually assaulted him when he was seventeen now in a written statement are going to said she was linked to actor jimmy bennett by friendship only it comes after a report she she paid bit hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep the affair. with the fastest man in history is currently down under and ready to take his claim or stake his claim as a professional footballer hussein bolt went through his first training session with australian club central coast mariners on tuesday he's currently just on trial and wants to prove the doubters wrong and earn a contract. for a thirty two year old who has never been paid to kick a ball in his life it's an implausible drame box used same bolt is no ordinary
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thirty two year old the jamaican is attempting to make the ultimate crossover from a lympics print champion to professional footballer he started his trial with a strain club the central coast mariners on tuesday and knows he has a lot of hard work ahead of him this is my my first round so. good the chance to train and to. get to a level as a professional footballer so i don't know what to expect some just here to push myself all eyes are focused on the new arrival and the trial is seen by many as a me a p.r. stunt the mariners have gained invaluable worldwide coverage following the trials announcement the odds are certainly against both winning of sessional contract but that hasn't to start in the olympic legend who is determined to silence his doubters for me people are always going to say what i want to say just like when i was in shock and feel people say a lot of things about me but i always prove them wrong so it's just another moment
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for me to prove people wrong that mentality should at least give paul to a fighting chance a even if the dream turns out to be a short lived one it's a win win scenario for both club and player. all right recapping our top story for you u.s. president drums former personal attorney michael cohen has reportedly agreed to plead guilty to federal fraud charges more on that later in the evening i'll be back at the top of the hour with more news followed by the day and to see that. school go. first occurring listen. doris grand moment arrives. getting on her journey back to freedom. you know we're entering a good documentary tomorrow and already returns home on the. tang.

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