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donald trump jr rejects allegations of collusion with moscow over a meeting with a russian lawyer last year with credit in saying she has no ties to the government . amid reports that displaced mosul residents are starting to return home fears are growing that they have nowhere to go because the iraqi cities liberation has that sways of the city in ruins. and the british government comes under fire after revealing it was published a much delayed report on the funding of extremism citing national security reasons .
welcome to r.t. international coming to you live from moscow i'm kate partridge thank you for joining us. us democrats on the media have rounded on donald trump's son after a meeting he held last year with a russian lawyer in response he's released the full e-mail exchange from june twenty sixth in detail in how the encounter was set up while john jr was initially contacted by an intermediary who talked about handing over very high level and sensitive information via a russian oil well info supposedly incriminated hillary clinton and was considered part of moscow's efforts to aid his father's campaign. well it's a powerfully originated from a crown prosecutor of russia that job titles raised holes in a few eyebrows in the media that's because there's no such official position in russia as the country isn't a moment and there are also confusing aspects to the story to be open explains the
story is like a rorschach test meaning that everyone sees a different picture and most of the media sees a picture of collusion entries a double trump think he was about to get help from a russian lawyer with ties to the kremlin this is looking more and more like treason intent to collude with the russian government all this strange behavior from the president it's all explained now that's not how trump jr sees it he says that nothing of substance was discussed at the meeting which he described as a name nonsense it was such a nothing. there was nothing to tell. me i wouldn't even remember it until we start scouring through the stuff it was literally just a wasted twenty minutes which was a shame whatever the content was the characters involved with the meeting are certainly worthy of a good moving. every
way to come up i'm really tired you're fired. we all know her name now an italian vessel and it's guy at natalia vet. natalia vessel that's guy a. good story but why does everyone want to link this russian lawyer to the kremlin she works in adoption law and does not work with the russian government and why would the russian prosecutor choose all of these people to deliver sensitive information to the trunk camp donald trump jr confirms that this
meeting was a big nothing burger he says she did not have any damaging information on clinton but instead that she wanted to discuss adoption law in the magnitsky act she confirms this. could have but i never knew who else would be attending the meeting all i knew that mr donald trump you knew was willing to meet with me do you have connections to grow she goes. no further more if this meeting between the trump team in the russian lawyers was about handling damaging information on clinton where is this bombshell we have yet to see any bombshell from the trump team about their opponent so after months and months of proof related to russia and being anticipated we finally have a story that's rather complicated in fact it's so complicated that you can see whatever you want the confirmation bias of the reader can lead the mind's eye to read whatever they want into the story if you're determined to see trump works for
the russians you can see it even though the logical links just don't add up cable mup and artsy new york. well the intermediary who wrote those emails to donald trump judea is a british pool music publicist rob goldstone he said he requested the meeting on behalf of his client a moscow based azerbaijani pop star and i'm going according to goldstein's e-mails the mysterious russian crown prosecutor who is described as the perceived source of dirt on hillary clinton that's going to spaza well we contacted the lawyer for the man's family and this is what he said the only thing that's true is that in. the air that the meeting be arranged rob goldstone. is an entertainment industry publicist so i think it's fair to say that he was out of his element in. making these communications and andy what he said was just not true it is not true that idol are had
a meeting with russian prosecutors about the campaign is not true that the tali is a. lawyer for the russian federation government we understand that she is a private practitioner who represents private clients it is not true that our understanding was that the purpose of meeting was to talk about the campaign. our understanding was only that the purpose of the meeting with the discuss the magnitsky act which is the issue that we understand is how you as. pursuing an interested in present time. meanwhile president ronald trump has praised his son for his transparency in a tweet again claiming that his family is subject to the greatest witch hunting political history political and legal analyst lionel told us there was no substance to the story i mean the bus what russia making it a point of discussion for the media whenever you hear about this drug code you're
meeting always ask the question and. because that's what you have to do and that i will drive junior met with this. and he thought maybe he would have some apple research or opposition research and and it turns out that she didn't but she wanted to talk about apparently adoption bag and that somebody said treason this there is nothing here but let me tell you what is the saddest part we have been told russia russia russia russia to such an extent that maybe by virtue of this repetition there's been some kind of a cerebral connection made where people impute to guilt whatever that word is meant and i'm not kidding you it's almost like a brainwashing there is absolutely nothing to this story no matter how you look at it from anybody's point of view there is nothing there.
and the kremlin has denied having any links to the russian lawyer who participated in the meeting spokes person to meet you to scoff at the allegations of trump russia collusion have turned into a t.v. series which has dragged on for too long. we've never been in touch with this lawyer we have nothing to comment on that she has no ties to us this is all part of a long drawn out t.v. series which can compete with the most popular shows in america but there's no need to drag us into this we don't take part in such series. civilians are starting to return to the iraqi city of mosul after the government declared victory over islamic state there on monday however one of the most difficult times can still lie ahead as most of mosul has been devastated by nine months of fighting the u.n. says it will take billions of dollars and years to rebuild the city.
and here and as more the liberation of mosul from islamic state has topped the news cycle over the past few days has been full of praise for the victorious iraqi and coalition forces and pictures of celebration victory over isis in mosul. celebrations in the streets of mosul in battle the iraqi city of mosul is now free of the biggest city in isis the so-called islamic state is in the hands of a blocky troops but against the backdrop of jubilation humanitarian groups crying foul over the plight of locals honesty international issued a fifty page report detailing the extent of civilian suffering calling out both iraq and the u.s. led coalition forces for repeated violations of international humanitarian law which it says could amount to war crimes honesty says there was a reliance on imprecise weapons and ignorance to the growing civilian death toll
and a failure to adjust tactics to the challenges created by ice still of course you'd never expect much respect for civilian life from the terrorists known for using innocent people as human shields but it seems that those fighting i still somehow turned a blind eye to what they call collateral damage we have already shifted from attrition probably shove them from one position to another iraq syria two and violation tactics two billion casualties or a fact of life in this sort of situation besides any additional needless deaths can just be blamed on the ruthless enemy anyway according to the un the battle for mosul is left almost nine hundred thousand people. displaced more than eight thousand civilians dead or wounded and one hundred thousand children at risk sure it's heartbreaking now but if the only way heard about it all sooner well the
neighboring street all but destroyed the street across rubble the street over there it's the same story wherever you look around you little little. shots what your garbage government but on foot model. we were sitting at my uncle's house how wrote her mother who's wife went back home because howard was sick and the house was shelled by american planes i tried but i couldn't save our from the shelling and the is strikes and fahringer to us and there was no it was when it comes to how the battle for mosul will be remembered it seems these pictures of celebration at the liberation will live on in the media where the civilian suffering will be sufferance in silence. well the u.s. led coalition has reacted to amnesty international's report calling it irresponsible a spokesperson added it war is not pleasant and those who claim otherwise put the
lives of civilians and soldiers at risk award winning journalist martin j. told us the battle in mosul isn't. looking at possibly months or even the best part of a year before most people return but return to what you know i mean you should look at most of the old city in mosul is completely destroyed and we've seen in the past that this is a tactical war unfortunate by i saw two to shamefully use these people is in some people's pockets as buffers as literally human shields for the ordinance which is flying backwards and forwards it's their destiny is rather sad and on uncertain one unfortunately in the longer term i think we're looking at. another war another. battle another conflict with new groups people will be signing up to isis or whatever takes over from isis but you can't really say that the battle is over and muscle. another liberation campaign is underway now as u.s.
backed rebels prepare to seize i still say syrian stronghold of raka the u.n. says between thirty to fifty thousand people are currently trapped in the city almost two hundred thousand have already been displaced here are some of the stories assure you that actually made little metal a dash dash well it's not as nesmith has met but you have on your little niche that actually your little bit of individual have a trace of what else has been and the dome that has you had of all that and then has had little. glimmer of a model. or an art. if you don't know how to be of course never come through the bureau or. much of the dollars at the height of your government any. one as a member of you would lay of the verb issues would do are sure to have a been out to one hasn't really the fact that there are huge numbers of civilians there makes it very risky for the call that the u.s. led coalition to start such an air offensive similar to that of mosul for example
already there are one hundred sixty thousand people civilians who are fled the area but there are more than one hundred fifty and the entire province that are still besieged by the terrorists there are not allowed to leave so therefore any sort of a campaign against the area will most definitely increase the number of civilian deaths and to be honest with you the u.s. has not made any sort of willingness to defend or to protect the civilians they put a plan and they go on with the plan and they don't take any concern whatsoever given the fact that there might be civilians. anger is growing over the british government's refusal to publish the full report into funding of islamist extremism in the country the decision was announced by home secretary. i have decided against publishing the classified report produced in the review in full this is because of the volume of personal information it contains and for national security reasons a lot of politicians have been waiting
a long time for this report the home office had been criticized for delaying it earlier on this year but now the fact that it's not going to be released at all has bugged a lot of anger from various opposition parties tim farron the outgoing leader of the liberal democrats he said that it's utterly shameful that it's not going to be published he said that the government needs to be naming and shaming the states and the institutions that fund terrorism in this country instead of supporting them he's obviously referring to speculation that saudi arabia and the u.k. as of the gulf allies could be named in that report the green party co-leader caroline lucas she said that the statement gives absolutely no clue as to which foreign countries are funding extremism here in the u.k. so you've got the government saying that the report publishing the report would be damaging to national security but as this angry response already demonstrates
refusing to make it public has only increased speculation about what's contained within it it's pretty much as vague as it gets it doesn't list a single country it admits that for a small number of extremist organizations here in the u.k. overseas funding is a significant source of income however it says that for the vast majority of extremist groups in the u.k. overseas funding isn't a significant source it also says that it's going to introduce more stringent checks on where overseas funding comes from for sort of nonprofit organizations and things like charities and at the very end of this very short vague summary it says as part of our wider international engagement on countering extremism radicalism and. island extremism the government is going to raise the issues of concern supported by evidence with specific countries and that last line really contains
the million dollar question who are this specific countries and why is the government determined to keep them secret says. russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov has confirmed that a joint center to monitor the cease fire in syria has been agreed with the u.s. and jordan but his words run contrary to what's being said in washington with the state department claiming the matter still being discussed. still i like to talk a lot going to the world i don't have this lady could know i could dislike we're not acquainted and get out ahead i think of some of the negotiations that are underway how things work at the state department who has access to what information but the documents signed in amman but russia america and jordan provides for the creation of just such a sensor that is all still being worked out nobody should get ahead of themselves before to keep abreast of the latest developments. for diplomats. a
joint center on syria was one of several matters agreed by putin and during their first encounter on the sidelines of the g twenty summit last week however less than a week later it seems some in the u.s. administration are losing enthusiasm as jacqueline berger explains the highly anticipated biological meeting between donald trump and lot of near putin at the g. twenty summit and with high hopes that the two countries could finally leave all the bad blood behind and see a new stage in relations after the two presidents met in hamburg tillerson came out saying that they had great chemistry they discussed cyber security and the cease fire in syria and were really ready to move forward. to discuss that joint cyber security unit but trump has since backtracked on that with a post on twitter after the idea was widely attacked here in washington and about that cease fire in syria the most important achievement reached by the u.s. and russia in conjunction with jordan moscow has already outlined what role in the
suspension of hostilities they will play but america has yet to be clarified and recent reports show that the pentagon was left completely out of the process we reached out to the pentagon to see if they could shed some light on the plan and they in turn said that the state department was the head agency and referred us to them but they also have yet to come up with a solid strategy in terms of who is doing what when where or how some of those details are still being worked out. is there a level of urgency in working out of because it seems like if you don't have a monitoring organ of course meant mechanisms. eat it sort of incentivize people to break it to those monitors will be i don't know at this point i know we have folks in the region i know that are special envoy to syria is actively engaged in these conversations so i anticipate we'll get that information in the in the near future so we're seeing again one step forward two steps back on what's becoming the usual u.s. approach to working with russia and some of america's partners in europe have also
pointed out the inconsistency of the countries approach to russia german government official going out earlier has lashed out saying washington's policies are indecisive back and forth and with no clear direction former u.s. diplomat jim jacques trust believes there are too many opposed to resetting russia u.s. ties if the russians believe the americans are talking with two voices that's because we are clearly i think president trump is very sincere in trying to work out some kind of a broader arrangement with moscow and the faces tremendous opposition here in washington from people who didn't want this meeting to take place at all or wanted to be at best a pro-forma and shaken pleasantries kind of thing not to affect any substance we have a lot of people here in the if you will in the deep state who don't want any cooperation with russia at all on anything particularly on syria and there is a huge potential that somebody may try to sabotage it but i am still rather optimistic. the one dairying governments launched
a countrywide anti migrant post a campaign that takes a swipe at one of its biggest critics billionaire george soros the billionaire is being targeted after he wanted hungary to accept more refugees a country where the migrant sentiment is strong so us later criticized the campaign calling it anti semitic. i am distressed by the current hunger in regimes use of and diced medical imagery as part of a deliberate dissent from mission campaign although israel's ambassador to hungary also initially criticized the campaign tel aviv quickly released a car if occasion condemning the actions of some rust post in hungary and israel we discussed the issue with an israeli air into best sources very hostile towards israel and here was the economy of the situation in the hungry because was sorest did he supported all kinds of what we call orange revolutions which on the surface were very peaceful mother there of the day we saw these blood spilled
in the ukraine blood spilled in beliefs in many other places where soros put his fingers as you know now the reason huge companding in the united states that russia meddle in the us elections i don't assemble they're talking about the united states government invested money and in undermining israeli prime minister during the campaign they do it openly and they interfere or they meddle and then they accuse others of doing i mean this is kind of the property which needs to be solved and we agree with the government of one hundred garrion when they want to say stop stop. and soros alleged meddling is also becoming a concern in the u.s. in march several republican senators attempted to launch a probe into a taxpayer's money ends up after being sent to his n.g.o.s but the initiative was rejected despite a collective letter sent to secretary of state rex tillerson one hungry isn't the
only european country to openly denounce the activities of george soros the polish prime minister has violated the polish constitution while a former macedonian leader says soros using his n.g.o.s has been meddling all across the world we spoke to an international affairs commentator who supports those. complaints of georgia entirely justified because we see in his behavior somebody who is has got a will to power and if he doesn't like the results of a democratic election he will do his best to topple the government so for example in the case of hungary clearly pursuing a nationally or inside policy and that government moves that it will be targeted sooner or later by solar for their ring to pursue a national policy rather than a sort of policy in essence what george soros is about is the complete opposite going to persist of democracy he has money which he uses to buy a power and influence by creating organizations which he tells what to do and they
tell the world what to do and what to think he talks about transparency but everything he does is veiled in secrecy he talks about democracy but he seeks to overthrow democratically elected governments just because he doesn't like them this is a kind of megalomania or a james bond villain scale and it really should be stopped. emanuel my car has enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top first securing the french presidency and then a landslide election victory for his party but his ambitions may go even further judging by some of his actions. because she since becoming a member of the national assembly is being cooked meals cooked tells cook tells all they want to.
and russia destined to be enemies. i'm after a town saying this is going underground as u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson travels to the middle east to try and avert a war in the persian gulf of a car coming up on the show we speak to oscar nominated comedian and write just steve coogan about islamophobia the trip and whether bailing out the past mistakes of the city of london is destroying the future of britain as the government announces de facto pay cuts for school teachers and eleven years to the day the lebanese war began which would end in victory over the u.k. backed israeli we speak to the director and star of the new playtoy celebrating about a poet whose life was turned upside down on that day plus from palestine to britain
we speak to an organization that records slim incidents in the u.k. about whether the mainstream media is to blame for a rise in islamophobia tags and his british campaign is lose their bid to block sales to saudi arabia what exactly was u.k. foreign secretary boris johnson doing in concert to mediate the push and gulf crisis all the civil war going up a debate is going underground but first will schoolchildren understand tomorrow's e.u. talks in ukraine will they understand that the e.u. backed government in kiev as we are far right groups associated with anti semitism after ukraine's tragic world war two history that there is a contextual nazi past to this week's ordering by donald trump of u.s. missile warships and hundreds of soldiers to the black sea maybe not here in the u.k. few even realize the historical context behind tourism is billion pound deal with a party recently allied.