tv Outside Source BBC News September 25, 2019 9:00pm-10:01pm BST
watched in the transcript of his phone call to the ukrainian president. do turn over to bbc parliament. hello, kasia madera, this is outside source. borisjohnson returns to parliament after yesterday's ruling that it had been closed down illegally. the prime minister made no apology — instead calling the supreme court's ruling wrong. he also reiterated his call for a general election: this for a general election: parliament was —— must eiti stand this parliament was —— must either stand aside and let this government get brexit done, or bring a vote of confidence and finally face the day of reckoning with the voters! this is the live scene from the house of commons — where the prime minister is still facing a grilling from mps. our other big news story this
hour... a rough transcript of president trump's call with his ukranian counterpart is released — stirring even more controversy. the white house says it proves there was no quid pro quo. but democrats say it backs up their calls for action against the president — and are moving forward. they claim it is an abuse of power. the president is due to give a press conference shortly in new york — we'll bring that to you live. we'll be live for the next hour with all the analysis from both sides of the atlantic. storysince even before he took office, president trump has hello and welcome to a very busy outside source. since even before he took office, president trump has been fighting off calls for his impeachment. now he's facing an official impeachment inquiry in the house
of representatives. live the president is due to give a press conference shortly in which he's expected to defend himself. he stands accused of putting pressure on a foreign government to investigate his political rivals. we'll get into the details of the allegations against him in a moment, but first let's cross to nada tawfik in new york for the latest. because we hear that imminently, we should hear the complaint from the whistle—blower, just explain what this means. yes, that's right, we have on the one hand, president trump here for the un general assembly, about to hold a press conference that was scheduled, that was supposed to focus on the us initiatives during this high—level week. but on the other hand in washington, we have the acting director of national intelligence, joseph mcguire, about to deliver that whistle—blower‘s complaint to congress. that was one of congress's he demands, and the reason for that is they say great, we have the transcript, we see what's in there,
democrats are accusing president trump of pushing the ukrainian president to investigate vice president biden and his son, saying thatis president biden and his son, saying that is a severe issue of national security, and undue political pressure. but also, we know that the whistle—blower complaint deals with several other issues, and so congress wants to be able to have a look at it for themselves. no doubt, president trump will face more questions about this at that press conference here in new york. already, he spoke briefly to reporters, when he had a bilateral meeting with the ukrainian president earlier this afternoon. it was a very odd situation, of course, ukraine's president was a comedian before he became a politician, now he's finding himself in the middle of one of the biggest crisis as of president donald trump's ten years so president donald trump's ten years so far. he, when questioned whether he did feel pressured to investigate the bidens, said that they had a
good conversation with president trump, and apologised saying he didn't want to get involved in that the us political elections. he then did say, nobody pushed me, and then president trump interjected and said that means no pressure. because all along, the president has said that that phone call didn't have any explicit quid pro quo in its, and that he didn't at any point pressure ukraine's president to investigate the bidens in return for military aid. but as we've been discussing all day, washington of course, big differences here between democrats and republicans on this. yes, absolutely, and many of the differences around the fact that the actual come of this rough transcript, this non—verbatim transcript, this non—verbatim transcript of that telephone conversation doesn't exactly show up quid pro quo as such insinuations, but not a quid pro quo, so will we actually see ever the proper
transcript, the verbatim transcript. do you think that may potentially be in the complaint that we are anticipating? well, i think more so than necessarily seeing any other detailed transcript of this call, what we are really going to see is why the whistle—blower thought that this was an urgent issue for the intelligence committee to look into it. now, remember, this was referred to the department ofjustice, who then determined that there was no criminal intent here, that the president wasn't asking for any campaign contributions, or anything of value, so they refused to prosecute criminal charges. the democrats have pointed out that president trump in that phone call asks the president of the ukraine to speak with his attorney general, and also his personal lawyer, rudy giuliani, so there are many more avenues that democrats are going to be going down, looking into this. many more people that they will want to speak to, especially given the
fa ct to speak to, especially given the fact that rudy giuliani has come out saying that he was tasked by the state department to do this. so as this kind of crisis has engulfed president trump, there have really been more questions coming out about what exactly happened in those months that made this whistle—blower is so concerned. ijust want months that made this whistle—blower is so concerned. i just want to update our viewers on an update we are getting into the bbc news room. of the, of this complaint that we are anticipating. it's due actually in the next few moments. this update. news update. us members will be able to read a copy... that is at the centre of the impeachment inquiry of the president. of course exactly what she was mentioning there. it's said that the house members of the house committee will be able to view the complaint at four o'clock local time. eight o'clock gmt. so that is pretty much right now. so let's go back to netta
who is monitoring this for us. so when it comes to the complaint itself, i'm assuming this will all be behind closed doors, when will we get any inkling of what's in it? well congress wants the whistle—blower to testify, and so i think this is a long process. we know that congress is going to be going on recess after thursday, so there is a bit of a hurry at this point to get all the information they want in their hands. they want to be acting director of national intelligence to testify. they want the whistle—blower to testify. i think a lot will hinge on what exactly is in this complaint, but no doubt, considering the fact that there are now six house committees investigating evidence for possible impeachment, and now the senate intel committee is looking into this. there will be extreme scrutiny of president trump and all of his aides, and their actions that would be outlined in this complaint. but
really, it's going to be very interesting to see what congress what the senators and representatives of the house say to the press after they get their hands on this complaint. how much they reveal, how much was rejected, how much they are able to piece together, again, about those months when all of this was happening. the aide being withheld from the ukraine, and president trump's phone call and what other events raised alarm bells for that whistle—blower. 0k, as always, many thanks for talking is through all of that. lots of different developments there. thank you so much. now ijust want to bring you up to date with the live event we've got, but if we show you the live event that we are waiting for. so that is a podium that we are waiting for donald trump to come and give a press conference, and of course all eyes and ears will be on whether he mentions anything to do with this rough transcript, and also the complaint that is now going before politician said that
they can read threads completely. so they can read threads completely. so the live shot there, the moment that donald trump will speak, of course, we will bring that to you. we are monitoring that is one of the outside sources here on the programme. i want tojust outside sources here on the programme. i want to just take a step back, because a lot has been going on, and i want to take a look at what has already happened today. no cause for donald trump is mike impeachment has been growing louder after the release of that document that we were talking about. this dropped earlier on today. as i was saying earlier, this isn't a verbatim transcript but notes, a rough transcript, taken on the 25th ofjuly, which reflects a telephone conversation between president trump and volodymyr zelensky, the president of ukraine. here's gary o'donoghue on what was discussed. effectively, the president already told us what the core of this call was, and that was that he did ask the ukrainians to look intojoe biden. he said he done that, and it's true from the call, or the
transcript of the memorandum that came out of that call. that's the former us vice president and the person most likely to face off against donald trump in the 2020 election. and when gary says "look intojoe biden" he means president trump urged the ukranians to launch an investigation into the man who is potentially his chief political rival. we'll get into exactly what donald trump is accusing joe biden of a little later, but for now let's stick with the case being made against the president. democrats say the memorandum shows president trump leaning on the ukraine with an explicit quid pro quo. here's an excert from the notes. at one point the ukranian president volodymyr zelensky says to president trump "i would also like to thank you for your great javelins are a type of american missile. donald trump then replies:
"i would like you to do the president then goes on to make his request to investigate joe biden. this was president trump response shortly after the notes were released. it's a disgraceful thing. the letter was a great letter, meaning the letter revealing the call, that was done at the insistence of myself and other people that read it. it was a friendly letter, there was no pressure, the way you had that built up, that call, it was going to be the call from hell. it turned out to be enough and call, other than a lot of people said i never knew you could be so nice. well, plenty of people think it was anything but a "nothing call". here's a tweet from the washington—based political reporter al weaver.
democrats he's booked to, they suggested that... the washington post, robert koster treats that the senate republicans that he has spoken to are simply stunned that the white house released this transcript, adding that that you don't think it helps the president's cause. that's because the president's request wasn't a one—off. it's been revealed that a whistelblower made a complaint that president trump's personal lawyer rudy giuliani had carried out a monthslong effort to get ukraine to investigate joe biden and his son. and the former new york mayor turns up in the notes released today. so let's go to gary o'donoghue again with more on what the president
said. he says he will get his personal lawyer, rudy giuliani, and the attorney general here, william barr, to call him about it. the president of the ukraine agrees to look into that, and the president does seem very keen to find out and say we will get to the bottom of it. and also the timing as well, because mr trump's opponents also point out thatjust one week before the phone call, he issued an orderfor 400 million dollars in military aid to ukraine to be held back. the democrats' adam schiff says the implication is clear. the president of ukraine and brought up his country's need for military assistance, and immediately thereafter, the president of the united states said, i have a favour i want to ask of you. and would not let the subject go. there was only one message that that president of ukraine got from that call, and that was this is what i what i need, know what you need. like any mafia boss, the president didn't need to say, that's a nice country you have, it would be a shame if something
happened to it. because that was clear from the conversation. this has all been happening whilst world leaders are gathered at the united nations in new york — including volodymyr zelensky ss. the ukranian president was among those who spoke to the general assembly earlier. and, he also had a bilateral — a head to head meeting — with donald trump which one can only imagine would have been an interesting encounter. president trump was pressuring mr zelensky to look into the business activities of hunter biden — sun ofjoe biden — who used to work for a gas company in ukraine. that company had been under investigation by a ukrainian prosecutor. joe biden was one of a number of western politicians who had pushed for that prosecutor to be dismissed because they believed he was soft on corruption. mr trump sastoe biden did so to protect his sun — but there's no evidence for that.
bbc ukraine's oksa na kundirenko has more. of course, there were no direct threats, and we can see that zelinski is agreeing with trump with everything. even though he may not agree with him, but in this conversation, he is saying yes to everything. and that's why he actually promised that the next prosecutor general of the time, there wasn't a prosecutor general in there wasn't a prosecutor general in the ukraine will investigate, and the ukraine will investigate, and the fact that they were laughing at the fact that they were laughing at the former us ambassador, and they we re the former us ambassador, and they were again, slightly humiliating angela merkel, and zielinski was agreeing to that, i think he was just playing drums game, basically. he was talking very much about bringing people, like minded people m, bringing people, like minded people in, given that to vladimir zielinski came in as a complete outsider, he was of course a television personality, a television personality, a television
personality, comedian. this must be looking not very good for him, because he seems like part of the establishment now. well, i think that we shall see now in the united nations how people treat him, because he was one of the most treat him, because he was one of the m ost wa nted treat him, because he was one of the most wanted leaders. all the press wa nted most wanted leaders. all the press wanted to talk to him, and all the press wa nted wanted to talk to him, and all the press wanted to see his opinion, however, he remained silent, almost all of the time, and he now repeated trump's mantra about no pressure. so we shall see how the conversation goes between them. of course at the united nations general assembly he spoke, he didn't mention any of this did he? no, of course. he was talking as usual about the ukraine, the word in the ukraine, and about stuff that can bring peace to the world. so all the generic stuff that you normally hear from the united nations. let's get some more reaction to today's news. this is a tweet from hillary clinton. who has said...
but the president still has his defenders. no real surprise there here's republican senator lindsey graham. if you are looking for a circumstance where the president of the united states was threatening the ukraine with cutting off aid unless they investigate his political opponents, you would be very disappointed. that does not exist. so for my point of view, to impeach any president over a phone call like this would be insane. stay with us on outside source — still to come... so so supporters of course for donald trump, we are waiting, the american president to speak in new york. the moment that that happens, we will bring that to you live. what's more still to come here as well on the programme. of course, we will get the very latest from the uk parliament, our other big story, where the prime minister has been
making a defiant speech. he has accused the opposition of running to the courts to avoid a general election. a huge operation is continuing to repatriate around 150 thousand british travellers on holiday with thomas cook, which collapsed at the start of the week. the transport secretary, grant shapps, told mps it would have been wrong for the government to have bailed out the debt—ridden holiday firm. that the house must know that no government would want to lose a i78—year—old famous british iconic name, and once i hear people say, why don't you just put the money in, the answer is, because it, we would have to do is open the books and realised that if you've got a 1.7 billion debt, if you lost one point 5,000,000,006 months alone, if you've than issued another profit warning, this is entirely different, i'm afraid, from the condor situation, which was a fundamentally profitable airline, and itjust would not be responsible to throw good money
after bad, and still be back here and probably a very short period of time, offering there's bailout in order to get people home, not to bail out the company. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is... borisjohnson has been defending himself in parliament, which resumed sitting today. he accused the opposition of running to the courts to avoid a general election. a united nations report has warned that climate change is devastating the world's seas and frozen regions as never before. research by more than a hundred scientists has shown that sea levels are rising faster than predicted, as ice in greenland and antarctica melts at an unprecedented rate.
israel's president has asked the prime minister, benjamin netanyahu to try to form a new government. it follows last week's election that ended in deadlock. mr netanyahu now has at least a—month to try to convince a range of parties to back him in a coalition. the duke and duchess of sussex have introduced their baby son archie to renowned anti—apartheid campaigner archbishop desmond tutu. it's the first time the four—month—old has been seen in public on the couple's io—day tour of africa. that's popular on our website. now let's take a little break from all of the politics and have a look at some outside source business news, because a merger worth almost $200 billion between tobacco giants philip morris and altria is called off as the health fears about vaping intensify. and the boss of vaping firm juul, in which altria owns a big stake, steps down. all this as e—cigarettes and vaping face intense regulatory
scrutiny across the world. vivienne nunis has been following the story from new york. vivian bring us up to date, because this will be a big blow to the tobacco industry. but plus side for health. well, both of these developments today have come really after a flood of bad news. —— regarding bothjuul and after a flood of bad news. —— regarding both juul and the e—cigarette industry generally over the past few weeks, both here in the us and globally. let'sjust the past few weeks, both here in the us and globally. let's just start here in the us with some of that bad news. we have had nine deaths now, and also 500 people front up to hospital with severe lung injuries and illnesses. all of that has been attributed to bathing. some of the top health authorities here in the country, the cdc, they have advised people to actually give up of aping altogether, while they investigate
those health concerns. we have had president trump weigh—in, he says he wa nts awfully president trump weigh—in, he says he wants awfully pretty cigarettes to be banned from us shelves, excluding tobacco flavour e cigarettes. and what we have seen is it's not going to sell you cigarettes once it runs out of its current stock. no internationally, we have seen india announce it's going to ban the production, impartation, and sale of e cigarettes, and china stopped selling juul products last week, i have to say, perhaps it wasn't a big surprise that that ceo announced he was stepping down today. we have also seen, as you say, talks of this merger have been called off. that's not going to head, and i suppose that's not really a surprise either, given al re owns 35% in juul ads, paid something like $13 billion for that steak last year. but after all that steak last year. but after all that bad news, perhaps it's no surprise that the merger is often today, the markets have had a lot to say about this. the shares are down slightly, but philip morris shares are up 5%. that is an interesting
note on which to end at that point on. vivian, iwant note on which to end at that point on. vivian, i want to come back to you with another big story, because the international monetary fund has a new boss, it's the bulgarian economist kristalina georgieva was confirmed on wednesday as managing director of the fund. she's the first leader of the global lender to come from an emerging economy. she said it was a "huge responsibility" taking on the job at a time of faltering economic growth, us—china trade tensions and rising global debt. ms georgieva built her repuation in the world bank, where she was an advocate for climate action and gender equality. let's go back to vivian, because she has to fill big shoes, doesn't she? what do we know about her? she does, as you mentioned, she's coming straight after big shoes, christine was the former boss, and interesting that it's been another woman that's been chosen to replace her. krista lena is bulgarian. she's
an economist by trade, she actually grew up in bulgaria when it was a communist country, and this is the first time that the head of the imf will come from a developing economy, some people have pointed out actually bulgaria received a rescue package from the imf 20 years ago, but as you say, she has made her name for herself at the world bank, and the european commission, it will be interesting to see how she goes in her role at the head of the imf. and how is she going to influence the imf. we know she's a champion of climate change, we know that she's into gender diversity, you mention she follows another woman of course, what is her particular influence going to be do you think? yes, it will be very interesting to watch how she uses those issues, or champions those issues that she's become known for her and her role at the imf. yes, she has been known for really putting the case for gender equality and women's rights earlier in the air, she said something like, if women have equal opportunities to reach their full potential, the
world would not only be fair, it would be more prosperous as well. so very interesting, and given the current debate on climate change as well, to see how she applies those values to her role leading this huge trillion dollarfund. values to her role leading this huge trillion dollar fund. indeed, we will watch and see what mark she makes on this. many thanks, vivian, for the time being. now i want to go back to one of our major stories of course, does make big stories are today, what's going on with donald trump, but what is happening in the british parliament. let's go to the live pictures of the palace of westminster. this is the british house of commons, and as you can see, parliamentarians still talking, still debating of course. they are back after the supreme court ruled that the prorogation, the suspension of parliament was unlawful. so they are back, and we are monitoring boris johnson, the prime minister, back on his feet. he's had an absolute grilling, he calls for his resignation. he is refusing to do that. we are monitoring the story,
and of course all the developments in washington in the united states as well. expecting that press conference with donald trump in a minute or two. hello there. the weather in the uk today has certainly not been as wet as it was yesterday, but it remains very unsettled. elsewhere around the world, well we will head into the caribbean. this is puerto rico, and we have seen swollen rivers, result of something like five inches of rain falling. the worst of the weather in central southern parts of the country. it was all due to tropical storm, karen. that area of cloud there, fortunately, it's quite a weak system and moving northwards out of the way. head across towards the pacific coast, and we could see more tropical storms developing here in the next few days. for north america, we've got wet weather sweeping across canada, some wet weather and windy weather for eastern canada on thursday. and behind this next band of wet weather, things are going to get a lot colder. now it's really quite hot for the time of year in san
francisco at the moment, but it will be cooler by friday. there's the cold air across the northwest, and quite a contrast really across the continent. much higher towards the southeast. temperature is around about 90 degrees. plus in southeastern areas, where those temperatures will be dropping in san francisco and for calgary, it's going to be cold enough for snow. there could be a lot of snow actually over the rockies early next week. it's rain that's been causing a few problems here in oman it. normally very dry, but if there is any rain, it tends to be at this time of year or into next month. and any time of year or into next month. and a ny wet time of year or into next month. and any wet weather does tend to come from tropical cyclones moving in from tropical cyclones moving in from the arabian sea, and that's exactly what we have seen this area of cloud here really breaking up now. not much left of that old cyclone, just one or two showers, even the winds are dropping down, so the chance of dust storms is reduced. now normally, you would see the rain reducing in south asia, but the rain reducing in south asia, but the south—westerly monsoon rains are just keeping going, and thursday will see what weather across the
western side of india. now, looking into asia, it looks pretty dry actually across the southeastern asia, this rain though moving northwards and that's going to bring some increasingly wet weather to japan in the next few days, and perhaps into south korea. still quite hot for beijing, and for many eastern parts of china. it's still dry on thursday. a scattering of thunder storms across china and likewise really across indonesia. now moving down under, we've got a lot of sunshine across australia, it will be cold windy and wet for melbourne and across tasmania. the winds are easing in new zealand. it doesn't feel quite as cold as it did earlier on in the week. if you are looking for warmth in europe, it's really through the mediterranean, when most places will be dry and sunny. could get some more storms though pushing across albania and moving away from the balkans towards the black sea, and somewhat windy weather arriving in the northwest of europe. a real contrast really across western parts of europe. a lot of warmth really for iberia into the... for the
hello, kasia madera, this is outside source. borisjohnson returns to parliament after yesterday's ruling that it had been closed down illegally the prime minister made no apology — instead calling the supreme court's ruling wrong. he also reiterated his call for a general election: this parliament must either stand aside and let this government get brexit done or bring a vote of confidence and finally face the day of reckoning with the voters. this is the live scene from the house of commons — where the prime minister is still facing a grilling from mps. our other big story this hour:
a rough transcript of president trump's call with his ukranian counterpart is released — stirring even more controversy. the white house says it proves there was no quid pro quo. but democrats say it backs up their calls for action against the president — and are moving forward. they claim it is an abuse of power. the president is due to give a press conference we'll be live for the next hour with all the analysis from both sides of the atlantic. borisjohnson has returned to parliament after a gauling whistle—blower information, though it was second—hand information. which is interesting. other things
of come out about the whistle—blower that are also may be even more interesting. but also insist on transparency from joe biden and his sun on the millions of dollars that have been quickly taken out of the ukraine and china. millions and millions of dollars taken out very rapidly while he was vice president andi rapidly while he was vice president and i think they should have transparency for that. i have been informed about that and additionally, i demand transparency who went to the ukraine and try to force the new president who i met a while ago, some of you were there. i think it is going to be outstanding. he got elected on the basis of corruption. he wants to end corruption. he wants to end corruption in the ukraine may think thatis corruption in the ukraine may think that is great. but they went there and they wanted to force the new
president to do things that they wa nted president to do things that they wanted under the form of political threat. they threatened him if he didn't do things. that is what they are accusing me of, but i did not do it. i didn't threaten anybody. the press was asking questions of the president of the ukraine and he said no pressure. i president of the ukraine and he said no pressure. i use president of the ukraine and he said no pressure. i use the word pressure, he said the word push but you must of been pressure. no push, no pressure, no nothing. it is all a hoax. it is all a big hoax. the sad thing about it is we work so hard with all of these countries and i mean, really hard, i have been up early in the morning to late in the evening and meeting with different countries all for the good of our country and the presidency and cover all of this and it's really disappointing also to those countries that are with us and spend so much time with us. and we want
transparency, we want kevin mccarthy about transparency and we said vote ford and so i think you have 100% of the republican votes, i hope. and it got almost no attention but is cnn reported that senators wrote a letter to the ukraine prosecutor expressing concern about the closing of four investigations that they said were critical in a letter, they implied that this support for the assistance was at stake and that they did not do the right thing and they did not do the right thing and they were engaged the assistant. does that sound familiar? and who have been dealing with on guns, saying that we want to work it out, wa nt to saying that we want to work it out, want to work it out. they are too busy wasting their time on the witchhunt. so senator chris murphy
literally threatened the president of the ukraine that if he does not do things right, they will not have democrats support in congress. you can look the sub. —— look all of this up. elements of what we have been doing over the last three days, this came up a few minutes ago and the amazon washington postjust put out a fake article about acting director of national intelligence, joseph maguire who have got to know it no surprise, i was shocked to hear this, was going to quit. blaming the white house for something that they would not let him talk openly, freely. and i was shocked because i knowjoe and he is tough, a tough guy and i was really
surprised to know he was going to quit. before i could even talk to him or talk to anybody else, he put out a statement, i did not speak to joe yet. but he said at no time have i considered resigning my position, the story in the washington post was a fake. at no time have i considered resigning my position since assuming this role in 2019. i have never quit anything in my life and i am not going to start now. i am committed to leading the intelligence committee to address the threats facing our nation. that is from the acting director of national intelligence. a very good man, joseph maguire. so we are having a great period of time, our country is the strongest it's ever been economically, our numbers are phenomenal, thankful to everybody. the numbers are phenomenal. our economy is the strongest in the
world, where the largest economy in the world, had my opponent one we would be second in china would've caught up. and unless somebody it is very poorjob as president, we are going to be first for a long way because he picked up trillions and trillions of dollars in value and the worth of our country and china has lost trillions and trillions of dollars. and millions ofjobs and their supply chain. and they want to make a deal. this year, america came to the united nations stronger than we have ever been before since my election, the united states has not only brought our economy to a level that we have never seen. the most jobs that we have ever had, you have said it many times. african—american, asian american, hispanic american, the best unemployment numbers we have ever
had. in the best unemployment numbers, one to 60 million, very close to that number, and jobs and we have never been anywhere close. wages are up and inequality is down. something that people do not like writing about. i talked about wages where people were making less money three years ago than they are making 21 yea rs three years ago than they are making 21 years ago, 22 years ago and they would have to have two jobs and threejobs and would have to have two jobs and three jobs and when i say three yea rs three jobs and when i say three years ago, i am talking into the area of prior to the election. and they're doing very badly enough the first time in many years, wages are up first time in many years, wages are up and employment is up and unemployment is down. it is a beautiful thing to watch. ambitious diplomacy and
we have advanced our values greatly and made it clear to everyone that the united states will always defend our citizens, to promote prosperity, i met with borisjohnson at length for the united kingdom, continuing our discussions on a magnificent new bilateral trade deal. so we will see what happens with respect to brexit, but i suspect will have a fantastic deal with the uk. it should be much bigger than it has been over the past number of years, of the past 20 yea rs, past number of years, of the past 20 years, frankly. it should be a much bigger deal. that is true of many countries, we're going to have much bigotry does a lot of countries that are going to have an opportunity and they all want to do business in the united states especially now. , a great reelection and a new terrific
trade deal that helps our farmers and ranchers and technology companies are really big beneficiaries. we also had very good meetings with other nations that are having fair and reciprocal trade with pakistan and india, we talked about kashmir and whether it is arbitration or mediation, i'll do whatever i can because hopefully there will be better. if you look at there will be better. if you look at the two gentlemen heading those two countries, two good friends of mine, ijust said countries, two good friends of mine, i just said fellows, just work it out. those are two nuclear countries and they have to work it out. this week we also made incredible strides
towards national security with the president of poland signing a joint declaration defence. and crucially, pullman does agree to put up 100% of their money, something i don't think you've ever heard said before, they're going to put up 100% of the money of hosting personnel they'll be taking from various countries. will be moving them around poland is building is phenomenal new facilities and spending everything and they're facilities and spending everything and they‘ re really facilities and spending everything and they're really going to do a job. but we'll be moving a few thousand soldiers and poland will be paying for it. i signed an important deal extending our defence cooperation, this is not been changed in many years and yesterday i met with prospective members of
the middle east strategic alliance, which is a group i know very well, i know all of them. they are taking more responsibility for securing their own future and their own neighbourhood. they also reimbursing us neighbourhood. they also reimbursing us for a lot of the military work that we incredibly do. because we are independent energy wise. we are energy independent we have very few boats going over the middle east, used to have them going through the straits all of the time and you probably noticed that every once in a while, they go after somebody else's, they have not gone after hours yet because they do they will have big problems. but there is and the other day that —— they are saying the other day that they have far bigger trouble if they did. they
do not see very many american boats over here. extraordinary progress in our own hemisphere, we have asylum cooperation agreements with el salvador, guatemala and honduras. we we re salvador, guatemala and honduras. we were with el salvador today, a great young gentleman became president and he is strong and tough and he is taken care he is strong and tough and he is ta ken care of he is strong and tough and he is taken care of crime. he was really something today, was very impressed with them and likewise with honduras, who we met and signed a cooperation agreement with both and also of guatemala. we are working with our central american partners that asylum—seekers can pursue relief as close to their home countries as possible. they'll make a tremendous difference at our southern border. in mexico, i have to say, their president is been
outstanding, an outstanding partner who is doing a greatjob in mexico and the cartels are way down and the numbers are way down, way, way down. we are doing that without the help of congress, meaning the democrats in congress will not give us a single vote to take care of loopholes in a be so easy to take ca re of loopholes in a be so easy to take care of these loopholes but they don't want to give donald trump in the credit. because it is all about the credit. because it is all about the election, they do not care about her country, they care about the election. the sad part is with all of the tremendous work that we have done this weekend, whether it is the secretary, or the secretary who had some outstanding meetings. with all of this tremendous work that we have done, the press does not even cover it in the democrats did this hoax
during the united nations week, it was perfect. that way takes away from this tremendous achievements that we are taking care of and that we are involved in in new york city at the united nations. so it was all planned, like everything else. it was our plan. in the witchhunt continues, but they're getting hit ha rd continues, but they're getting hit hard on this witchhunt because when they look at the information, it is a joke. impeachment for that? when you have a wonderful meeting or you have a wonderful phone conversation, i think you should ask, that was the second conversation. i think you should ask for the first conversation also. i can't believe they have not. though there is a rumour that they want the first conversation. it was beautiful. just a perfect conversation and i think they should do that and ask for the
vice president's conversations, there are perfect conversations. nothing was mentioned other than congratulations. but they're going to ask for the first phone conversation, but you can have it anytime you need it and also mike pence's conversations which were like one or two of them. it was perfect. we came to this press conference, we wanted to hear what he had to say about that transcript that we have seen of a conversation between himself and the ukrainian president in which it is suggested that he leaned on the ukrainian government to look into business dealings ofjoe biden's son, one of
the strongest candidates to run against the president and next yea r‘s against the president and next year's presidential election. so the president they're talking about the whistle—blower as well, the whistle—blower as well, the whistle—blower whose complaint is been given to american politicians. now in washington, anthony, what should we take away from this because the president there is very dismissive of all of this. talking about the great phone call conversations but i am pointing the finger at the whistle—blower as well there because of his character.m is not surprising that the identity of the whistle—blower ever comes out that that person will be targeted by presidential criticism and donald trump take kindly to people questioning his presidency, questioning his presidency, questioning him. of course, that is one of the reasons why there is
whistle—blower protection statures that allow anonymous complaints be filed because there is the fear that someone may face filed because there is the fear that someone may face reprisals if they come forward publicly with this. i think he saw a little bit of donald trump they‘ re previewing think he saw a little bit of donald trump they're previewing what would happen next. we are talking about the transcripts of this conversation and but donald trump had another conversation and there are two according to donald trump, that could be something that congress is interested in looking at and donald trump said essentially that he is giving a preview of that. talking about the whistle—blower complaint, we have only seen one transcript of one conversation. it'll be interesting to give reports of those who see the complaint about whether it covers a broader range of between the president or the people of his administration that could be characterised as an investigation
intojoe biden. characterised as an investigation into joe biden. explained to us this whole idea that donald trump is been hearing calls for impeachment even before he came in to office but here we have the democrats finally seeing something that is tangible, explainable and in layman terms, they will understand, is there an appetite for this to go ahead. what is the thinking there? it is also current, one of the problems that many democrats had or at least enough of the democrats had with the impeaching donald trump over the investigation over obstruction of justice was that it was things that took place in the past and they did not want to be accused of relitigating the 2016 election, but here we are talking about an impact on the 2020 election of donald trump trying to get help to win the presidential election. so they see this is a different thing and that is grounds for impeachment. the american public reacts to this,
polls showed that they are not particularly in favour even though they do not approve of his presidency. but all these polls will be revealed with all the madness going on and that may shift opinions, it might cause a more distinct partisan split we see democrats in favour of impeachment, republicans against it and the swing voters who are the determining factor in here whether or not they feel it important to continue. explained to us in detail the accusations. here we havejoe biden's son in question that he was involved with, and donald trump is talking about joe involved with, and donald trump is talking aboutjoe biden himself leading on a prosecutor, two strengths to this. explain this to us strengths to this. explain this to us anthony, please. joe biden, when
he was vice president of the united states, took a trip to the ukraine and when he was in the ukraine he had speeches calling for anti—corruption and had speeches calling for anti—corru ption and reform had speeches calling for anti—corruption and reform within the ukrainian government and he also put pressure on the ukrainian officials to fire a chief prosecutor who in the view of the obama administration and the number of western allies and some reformers than the ukraine was not doing a good job as a prosecutor and was essentially corrupt himself. but donald trump is characterising with joe biden did there is not being in the interest of the united states but in order to protect his son, who as you mentioned work for an oil and gas company in the uk that was —— ukraine there was subjected of investigation by the prosecutor, so what you hear from investigation by the prosecutor, so what you hearfrom donald investigation by the prosecutor, so what you hear from donald trump and rudy giuliani and other republicans is that this was essentiallyjoe
biden going out of his way to protect his son who is potentially an some sort of criminal exposure from this investigation. however as i mentioned, joe biden was essentially operating on behalf of the obama administration, it may have been a conflict of interest or a seeming conflict of interest but he was not doing it as a freelance job. always get to get your clarity in your analysis. thank you so much. and of course, we are now awaiting to hear more details on the complaint if and when we get that public. but not to go back to the other big story. borisjohnson has returned to parliament after a gauling supreme court decision yesterday which forced his hand — ruling his decision to suspend parliament for five weeks broke the law. there were calls for his resignation, but unsurprisingly, the prime minister has doubled down.
it is absolutely no disrespect to the judiciary to say i think the court was wrong to pronounce what is essentially a political question. rory stewart — who quit as a cabinet minister after borisjohnson became pm — tweeted "it is not and it will never be appropriate for a british prime—minister to second—guess the decision "it is not and it will never be appropriate for a british prime—minister to second—guess the decision of the supreme court. he says the supreme court decision was wrong. but he is wrong — wrong about the law, the constitution and the appropriate response of a pm to the rule of law." here'sjeremy corbyn's response.
the prime minister should have done the honourable thing and resigned. resign chants and yet, mr speaker, here he is forced back to this house to rightfully face the scrutiny he tried to avoid. borisjohnson responded by daring the opposition to put forward a no confidence motion. listen, listen, listen, listen. i think they should listen to this, mr speaker. they have until the house rises today to table a motion of no confidence in the government. come on, come on! come on, then! and we can have that vote tomorrow.
as leaving vows of competence, he said he would not seek a brexit extension. we'll have more tomorrow. hello there. on wednesday, we actually saw a brief spell of settled weather, that is because we are in between whether systems we saw some weather systems we saw some sunshine that is because we are in between weather systems we saw some sunshine temperatures around 19 to 20 degrees. it is very short—lived spell though because there's a next area of low pressure moving into thursday to bring us more unsettled conditions with a band of wet and windy weather spreading across wednesday night, thursday morning we will eventually clear off into the north sea and it could be a hang back for the northeast of scotland and the northern hours. and then it's a day of sunshine and showers. most of the shelves across western areas with heavy and thundery, with the best of sunshine across the southeast we could see 20 degrees. it will be a blustery day for all, particularly in the windy area. ending the weekjust a bit northwest
of the uk with slightly cooler air mixed in with the slow and it is going to be another blustering day for most windy before england and wales, we could see some fronts which could merge the showers together for longer spells of rain at times. a little bit of sunshine around and that is the temperatures 13 and 1a to the north and 18 in the south. it is the weekend where we have low pressure dominating the scene. or down to the jet stream were all of this week, it will be a fairly strong feature running across the atlantic from a west to east direction towards our shores. one area of low pressure with sunshine and showers on saturday and then this feature could bring us a speu then this feature could bring us a spell of very wet and windy weather on sunday. saturday's picture pretty similarto on sunday. saturday's picture pretty similar to thursday and friday, was showers among us similar to thursday and friday, was showers among us because of rain across northern areas and will be cool if you are with northwesterly winds around the mid teens in
celsius, some sunshine with one or two showers 17 or 18 degrees but will have this area of low pressure moving during saturday night and sunday, bit of uncertainty but at this moment, is looking like it will bring some very wet weather to parts of england and wales, potentially some strong winds too and i'll be a very wet morning throughout southern areas, slowly pushing off into the north sea, something a bit dry and brighter behind it but northerly winds and gusts in cooler air despite the sunshine to around 16 celsius. i wanted to monday it is a fine start and there will be some sunshine around quite chilly too. but we'll see in area of low pressure m ove but we'll see in area of low pressure move on the southwest later on monday in temperature with single figure values across the north and 17 degrees perhaps across the southeast. that feature moves through during monday night into tuesday and pushes off into the continent and leads to an arctic
north, will stay quite cold for a while with high—pressure building in and drawing attention to this feature, this is the remnant of hurricane lorenzo which is likely to mix in with a low pressure system close to our shores near iceland. so this could have an effect on our weather towards the end of next week to bring us some windier weather. we start next week out with the northerly winds on the chilly note and some warmer air will be continuing to move in. so we start cooler settled thanks to that brief ridge of high pressure and then it turns more unsettled midweek with more wind pushing off the atlantic. but more uncertainty so do stay tuned for the forecast.
tonight at ten, borisjohnson rejects the many calls to resign following his defeat in the supreme court. the prime minister, who acted unlawfully when he suspended parliament, had to return there today to face the anger of many mps. parliament resumed its business this morning, and labour repeatedly declared that mrjohnson was not fit to be prime minister. after yesterday's ruling, mr speaker, the prime minister should have done the honourable thing and resigned. this parliament must either stand aside and let this government get brexit done, or bring a vote of confidence and finally face the day of reckoning with the voters.