tv Battlefield Washington Al Jazeera July 5, 2020 9:00am-10:00am +03
and here in our top news stories latin america has overtaken europe in the number of corona virus cases the region has more than 2 and a half 1000000 infections a new cases of rapidly rising brazil is a hot spot with almost 64000 deaths. is monitoring the developments in the region from bogota in colombia. to see to ation is getting worse in other countries that had been successful at least at the beginning in trying to slow down the spread of contagion for example here in colombia that is seen quite an important increase
in daily cases since says being reopening parts of its economy with the return of its large population informal people who work out and about on the streets they work hand to mouth they can stay home they have been allowed to return to work and in the last couple of weeks we have seen quite a big increase here the same is true. here too even argentina who that was probably the most successful country in containing the virus together with a wire seen an increase in the last days and weeks so very problematic pictures some officials here are calling for a return to a strict strict measures in countries like where we are in colombia the government the national government here though is saying that's not possible
because of how weak the economy is overall how big is the need for people to go out and work which means you will probably continue to see these numbers going up u.s. prison donald trump has been hosting an annual salute to america's event the white house to mark independent state but many states consular festivities due to the pandemic florida and texas saw a record roys in daily inspections on saturday and as a result bernal's in los angeles with more on because coming out of the u.s. . in various states the numbers are exploding in florida for example 11000 new cases reported on friday in texas there were 7000 cases and a very. sort of worrisome note there in that state it has the largest medical complex in the country it's called the texas medical center it's in
houston and the the doctors there say the i.c.u. the intensive care units there are overwhelmed they are at 100 percent capacity so that doesn't auger well obviously for people in texas the world health organization is ending its trial of a drug targeted by president trump as a game changer interim results show hydroxy torah can produce little or no effect on the death rate of people hospitalized with 19 president trump has said that he was taking the drug. there have been queues in crowds across england as pubs restaurants addresses and cinemas reopened following a relaxation of lockdown rules in london big crowds gathered in big gardens but the atmosphere was different inside numbers have been limited it's table service and only and there's no live music a lockdown has been extended in refugee camps in greece but the government's been accused of misusing the pandemic to limit the movement of migrants and it will be
no confirmed coronavirus related deaths in any of the camps the towns around $32000.00 people and a city in protest against growing insecurity in sudan central dar full state is now in its 7th day those involved want the heads of the police the military to be fired saying they're not protecting them all their properties in the recent attack 3 farmers were killed near the town of nasty. about $200.00 people protested in manila after the philippine president rodriguez to turkey signed a widely opposed terrible critics fear the legislation will be used to silence dissent and give the government a new weapon to target opponents those weather headlines as more news in half an hour here on al-jazeera but next it sounds as ever after battlefield washington.
ah donald trump do solemnly swear donald trump do solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states he also has the president of the united states the day trump the sworn in the 2016 election that secured his victory is already under investigation did russia help him get the presidency. and so help me god directly.
as he walks on pennsylvania avenue from where he took the oath of office towards the white house he steps onto a political battlefield. pennsylvania avenue is the heart of washington that connects a major political players congress the f.b.i. the department of justice. the press. the white house. this is the story set at one of the most powerful capitals in the world a political and judicial conflict. a battle that has pitted tromp against those who believe he was an accomplice and russia's interference in. a battle for the truth. about the president of the united states and for the friends of bulls of american democracy.
according to top u.s. intelligence chiefs the russians interfered in the 2016 presidential election putin they say developed a clear preference for trump over clinton so russia's intelligence services stole and leaked thousands of clinton's e-mails to discredit her. 2 weeks before his inauguration they brief trump. trump rejects their conclusions he does not want his victory to be questioned. the intelligence agencies maintain their findings and partially release them to the public they say putin ordered an influence campaign to help trump win the election. role is immediately raised in congress which calls the chiefs of the intelligence community to testify. on.
their question by democratic party senator i just go down the line in. any of your careers have you ever seen this level of russian interference in our political process and start would recommend just go down the lord no. no you know. i think very few documents that i can remember would have had the political weight and the political influence of this particular document. the purpose of making that report public was to make sure the american people were
aware of some of the dynamics going on behind the scenes this was the 1st time that a major covert action major clandestine action against the united states at the very heart of our democratic process had been detected because of the sophistication of the attempts and then the pervasiveness of those attempts to have a widespread impact it was broader than anything that had been seen in prior actions so i really think. you know what has intelligence community you know for sure is blaming bush president vladimir putin's who would ring again and again. russia tried everything possible to get to the november election i pod intelligence and there are. only 3 days after the intelligence report a new classified document makes the headlines i want to be very precise here multiple u.s. officials with direct knowledge of the briefings tell c.n.n.
that classified documents included allegations that russian operatives claimed to have compromising personal and financial information about mr trump this is a confidential report written by an ex british spy christopher steele on secret links between trump his businesses and the russians. it claims moscow has been helping trump all along with the regular flow of intelligence and that the russians have compromising material on. the main point of the steel dossier that there was an ongoing attempt by the russians to get close to the trump campaign is undisputed at this point he doesn't like the fact that the press said it but it is out there is no mr president like president since you were trying to decision can you get with the still dossier made
public news trucks battle with the press intensifies rights are going to quiet mr rosen along the way you say categorically why should the president like can you give us are going to be reuniting us can you give us are going to be you know not getting learned during his 1st weeks at the white house trump is on the defensive the man he just appointed national security adviser general michael flynn is caught in the eye of the storm. he lied about his contacts with moscow and the russian embassy and washington. the press reveals it and trump has to retreat mike flynn is a fine person and i asked for his resignation he respectfully gave it flynn 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 long. under pressure from the press and from the democrats congress gets involved. in congress before the 2018 it term the 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 . it's just. since keeping the american people safe and maintaining a such a strong homeland of 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 their 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 and they see hearings as 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 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 he is grilled over the involvement of truong in camp komi himself us 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 for us. i just worry i don't want to answer that that that's seems to me unfair speculation that we will follow the evidence will 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 mr holmes and good day everyone we learned a short time ago that president trump has fired f.b.i. director james comey but we 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 cooley fired by president we 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 here. and the dismissal came in harsh terms in a letter signed by the president you are terminated immediately.
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 assessments 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 prick think the president at his word that i was fired because of the russian versification 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 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 called 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 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 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 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. 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. for 12 years and in 2013 he had left a law enforcement agency with full honors in 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 him so let me say a few words about director ball 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 integrity. robert muller has 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. most are 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 eventually or exit of the building's 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 the 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 impose in 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 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 he 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 incredible 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 would be witchhunt i would call it the rigged to which on to. what you're saying if only to when she was a democrat gets fired when you don't add something that is not for the phony which
you 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 claim. citroen campaign was in secret contact with russian officials 5 months before the 2016 election. major scoop. this was the work of our washington best to see it was over and over weeks that we learned more and more about the meeting and the fact is that occurred. so yes it
was very exciting to have that scoop again we didn't know that much about the meeting we didn't learn it all at once but we've built on it since then you know a dollar 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 right to new york times report on to the new york times reports the president's son donald trump jr was promised damaging information about hillary clinton for agreeing to meet last summer with a russian lawyer the russian lawyer in question has been actions with from. 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 brusha to have a base of influence if you will. the news comes at a time when trump is in hamburg for an international summit where he had a meeting with vladimir putin. but we're told he was a lot of very positive things that russia is for the united states and for everybody. an honor to be with you. immediately after this hand shake the trunk camp has to do damage control over the new york times story 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. back. i came up with the term fake news it's 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 but these guys
are crooked. words have meaning and power and a lot of people myself included good republicans were going to go for pizza 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. in a 2 part series. 0 observes the lives of 2 children. over 20 years. where insights into circumstances that shaped lives. in a rapidly changing world. 20 years of mean continues with good morning
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expect of us they want the questions oncet. that is what we've always sometimes but we will continue to do. i don't o'clock in the hall the top stories here or not is there a lot in america has it would take in europe and the number of coronavirus cases the region has more than 2 and a half 1000000 infections new cases are rapidly rising resilin is a hotspot with almost 64 and i was wondering p.s.e. is monitoring developments in the region from bogota colombia. very problematic pictures some officials here are calling for a return to a strict strict measures in countries like where we are in colombia the government the national government here doe is saying that's not possible
because of how weak the economy is overall how big is the need for people to go out and work which means we'll probably continue to see these numbers going up u.s. president donald trump has been hosting the annual salute to america event to the white house to mark independence day but many states canceled the festivities due to the florida and texas historical risin daily inspections on saturday the world health organization is ending its trial of the drug touted by president trump as a game changer interim results show that hydroxy to record little or no effect on the death rate of people hospitalized with copd 19 president trump said he was taking the drug. they have been kucing crowds across england as pumps restaurants headdresses and cinemas reopened following a relaxation of knock down rules in london big crowds gathered in big guns the atmosphere was different inside numbers are being limited to table service only and
there's no live music. spain has put part of cuts a linear back into lockdown after a sharp increase in cases of cope with 90 around 200000 people living near the town of late are affected. a lot down has been extended in refugee camps in greece where the government is being accused of misusing the pandemic to limit the movement of migrants that would be no confirmed coronavirus related deaths in any of the camps of towns about 32000 people. about $200.00 people protested in manila a day off to have for dipping president reagan signed a widely opposed and terrible because it's fair that i just left will be used to silence dissent and give the government a new weapon to target the prudence. those headlines got more news coming up right off the battleship washington.
this is the story set in one of the most powerful capitals in the world a political and judicial conflict. a battle that is pitted donald trump against those who believe he was an accomplice and brushes interference. could soon knowing . cooperate with a hostile foreign power to take over the leadership of the state so. this is the 1st time that a major covert action major clandestine action against the united states at the very heart of our democratic process at the tech to. an october 2017 special counsel robert mueller issues his 1st indictments against people close to the president. made up for trump's campaign director and gates deputy director of the campaign are both charged for breaking
a series of laws papadopoulos born affairs advisor to the campaign is charged for having lied to the f.b.i. . for promotion festive season and 0 d. and on his 1st targets. to the format of the night one criterion 5 testing by the f.b.i. that includes the 1st part of her interview that slept with a. certain date and including conspiracy against us conspiracy to launder money riches string is a for each. campaign official. feel that they are joining the topless line about his contacts with foreign nationals in a series of people in d.c. suddenly in deep deep trouble those charged by mahler become fair game for the press even if they're not directly linked to the russian interference in the 2016 election. when the initial indictments were issued by
miller people rightfully so 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 there's no pollution it seems to be the focus no collusion no of russia no nothing no police no religion 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 establish that 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 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
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 a new explosive information be key secure in the mole investigation removed from this job one of my trusted aides is discredited it's a long time efficiently shows name is peter strong going to be an agent peter struck and struck so alleged mistress and if the end were named lisa page.
the press publishes the text messages of peter struck and lisa page. was a trusted adviser a bomb all or transcripts of his messages show that he was for him an 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 tanta now the investigations into donald trump have been infected. with the fire a 6 of your bias the pro truck media escalates the attack it denounces it as a conspiracy theory desiccation was weaponized to destroy his presidency who is underway right here some sort of subversion campaign for trump diehards the
investigations that are closing in on the president are weapons in the hands of an anti trumped deep state we've been hijacked by a deep state it is so addition. father we pray for president trump yes lord give him extra calcium in his backbone yes god made his enemies confound his enemies alou not fall into their traps this we pray in the name of jesus hey man and the mickey for watching 'd. the idea of a deep state is one of the dumbest ideas i've ever heard. there is no such thing as a deep state i have not seen that the 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 a deep state notion dry. 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'd be through well no at that and. 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
the truth that the congress' failure to uncover the whole truth that you just asked only one name robert mueller. did on the 9th of april 2018. new york attorney becomes the latest target of a moment michael home with donald trump's personal point michael cohen is donald trump's longtime criminal lawyer and fixer is the city present a sewer and he has the ball as the keys to the kingdom. all the secrets about donald trump. far from. the f.b.i. searched cohen's office at the request of a local prosecutor on charges of financial fraud. the move initiated by paul miller as a direct challenge to the president himself. so i just heard that they broke into the office 'd of one of my personal attorneys
a good man i said that is really valid to all. to a level of unfair that. cohen is someone who might know about trump alleged real estate dealings in russia that was fairly common knowledge in the real estate community and the finance community and the political community the russians were funding in various ways many major trump real estate projects cohen my also know the president why months earlier he denied having anything to do with russia i know 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 i haven't made a phone call to russia in years i don't speak to people from russia not that i
wouldn't i just have nobody to speak to did putin help from the election is there a secret pact between the 2 men if so cohen could be a key witness a major element of the special counsel strategy 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 muller has done here and the pressure on cohen builds investigators are digging into his life the f.b.i. and also see these communications between michael couple again to great intro.
to michael collins life and cost. when donald trump's life the question to all trump is asking himself at the white house tonight is will michael cohen cracker crumbs lawyer is faced with a choice remain silent go to jail or reveal his client's secrets and their 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 trump keep his lawyer loyal. he enjoys an extraordinary constitutional power the right to pardon he says me makes an expeditious use of the. president started to do with our far right how would you know you're not just hearing president donald trump as a fish only pardon for america how confident sensation is considering a pardon now president of the century which is one terminally very very good to
hear especially given the current part of. the pardons are very positive thing for a president i think you see the way i'm using now yes there will be more bark. 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. if witnesses keep silent it weakens moller and his investigation. no i'm not above the law but yes i do have an absolute right to pardon myself if 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 a 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 here's one person who is in charge of the state on behalf of all of us he has not seen. more than a year into his presidency comes actions are about to test the very hard hearing system of government. if it was time to try to fire. corrupted no. no no honest man to choose a new army and it appears to be brought under control we just got to i was fired 3 years should be respected. as the attacks on mom are intensifying the man stands up
to protect the special counsel rod rosenstein the number 2 at the department of justice he appointed muller and that's the legal authority to oversee his operations and to fire him. on assuming but steady he has been shielding color for months. have you seen good cause to fire special counsel no thank you if you were ordered today to fire mr moeller 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 from donald trump and from congressional republicans and i think they're disappointed in him 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 mistrusts an ally or at will and at most an astonishing i'm not keeping any information from conyers cos if you hide it in
their mission we allow those who did not caught you why didn't you have to present it is 1st find mr good fundraiser here on tell you 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. then you shoot 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 when this is leading the independence and 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 that job i will get involved and i'll get in there if i have. and i want rod rosenstein he does non-earning 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 take that oath the 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 month capital post the 1st summit between donald trump and blind america who. was. just 3 days before in washington rod rosenstein made a momentous announcement a new wave of indictments by bob. good afternoon indictment charges 12 russian military officers by name for conspiring to interfere with the 20th 16 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 28 in was a kind of turning point in the election interference is now a fact 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 words when you go to the new usually easy berates and when you show that americans give neutering you do look we've got me but it's. at
a question just now president putin denied having anything to do with the election your parents are 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 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. september 2018 summerlin comes close aides have agreed to cooperate with investigators. his former campaign director paul man 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 foley prison sentences they are facing will be reduced apparently those close aides to trial caplets 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 and he 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. it is a hell of a place in washington. november 2010 the midterm elections are approaching fast. urns on the campaign trail. if this party keeps control over congress his legal troubles might fade away. by. 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 conduct. 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 going i insist i could fire everybody right now but i don't want to stop it because it's a politically i don't like stopping it 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 going to turn about anything with you may have a joint investigation because it's a hoax are you that's enough to put down the mike as president are you worried about indictments coming down. on april 18th
2900 the u.s. department of justice releases the redacted version of special counsel robert mueller support it concludes there was no conspiracy between the trunk campaign in moscow. the democrats demand the underage acted report and from dollar to testified before congress on july 24th 2019 now former special counsel robert muller testifies before 2 congressional committees concludes 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 totally exonerated if you actually totally exonerate the president so. there was no defense for this ridiculous hoax just what chuck has been going on for. a long time. a month later however pushed firmly into the
background and a new twist in the tussle between the legislature and executive. evidence emerges from an unnamed state department whistleblower that attracts congressional attention to president trunks activities in ukraine. this triggers a house of representatives inquiry into whether trauma as ours. by legislating withholding a true brain to pressure president vladimir selenski to investigate blunder by surprisingly joe biden at the democratic front runner and this year's white house race was. a 2 month inquiry finds trump did solicit foreign interference and the 2020 presidential election and so on december 18th the house of representatives approved articles of impeachment against trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of congress making be very clear and this
president will be held accountable that no one is above the law. we. ordered and each stands make sure. how the weather stays hot and dry across the middle east no great changing conditions here still want to see little puffs of cloud across the foss out of the arabian peninsula but not too much in the way of any wets weather might catch a shower or 2 just around that western side of the gulf of aden maybe into yemen but elsewhere was about the way in still quite a brisk wind driving out sofa iraq the wind continues to drive its way down to us
here and caught up with the winds in the process of easing says shouldn't feel too dusty as we go on through the next couple days temperatures here at around 45 celsius kuwait could well touch 50 degrees and the sunshine extends further north up towards the black sea the eastern side of the med sunshine and showers meanwhile across central africa we are going to see them all the way of cloud just driving its way in a. notice a chance of some showers to just pushing up into that eastern side of somalia as we go through the next day or 2 maybe a shower as well it continues to make their way over towards the gulf of guinea little change here more the same as we go on through monday and by monday they've got a chance of some more showers coming to southern parts of somalia to the south of that what is generally fodder dry across southern africa lossie clear skies plenty of sunshine but want to see showers the mozambique channel.
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