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there. were. coming up on our team president donald trump signs a russian saying trends until wall but close them seriously flawed we look at where u.s. russia relations go from here. and the numbers in business way low aren't adding up but government count says eight million people voted in the recent election but others are saying those votes were manipulated. then a baltimore resit every uses a million dollar settlement from the city she tells us her story over her fight for justice.
it's thursday august third five pm in washington d.c. i'm ashley banks and you're watching our team america we began today with president trump signing a bill to impose new sanctions on iran north korea and russia and effectively limiting his options on overturning future sanctions not alone led many to believe trump would not sign the legislation but judging by his own reaction he seemed to have no choice and even despite that many active and former politicians have already said this could be a big mistake and tense of find the rift between the white house and capitol hill artie's alexy euro shuts the reports. president signed the countering america's adversaries through sanctions act congress has encroached on the power of the presidency and he signs it in the interest of national unity even the language in this statement by the white house spokesperson suggested that trump signed off on the new sanctions bill against iran north korea and russia which also limited his
own powers when it comes to sanctions against his will and the big question now is who actually benefits from the new legislation and deep state the neo cons and the media are very very powerful and they can put a lot of pressure on a president so they have ganged up on him it is a terrible bill. benefits the people of no contrary not the united states not germany not all three or italy not russia not syria not not any of the people i do believe that these sanctions are out of keeping with the traditions of the united states and how our government functions but is easy to see trump basically had no choice but to sign off on the belt especially if you look at how the legislation was voted for on the hill overwhelming yes in both the house and the senate and the president's reaction was quite telling while i favor tough
measures to punish and did so aggressive and to stimulating behavior by iran north korea and russia this legislation significantly flawed its haste to pass the legislation to congress included a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions. a number of provisions to displace the president's exclusive constitutional authority on thursday morning the president continued his to raid suggesting in a tweet that the congress is to blame for what he called old time low relations with russia which in his view was also dangerous there are a lot of questions about the new bill who would actually benefit from it would it really hurt the intended targets will europe's negative reaction to it be even considered in washington but probably the most important matter now is how will trump work with the congress especially after one of his major campaign promises the new health care bill was killed on the hill but the rift between the president and lawmakers has been evident for months with punches flying from left and right
what was proposed yesterday is not what this party stands for i worry about the president's understanding of some of these issues. these are race baiting zina phobic religious bigot and a ludicrous pretend he's hate campaign this president does not care about the united states of america a constitutional crisis looming may be well might be too early to tell but clearly the toxicity in ties between the white house and the capitol hill does little for making america great again. reporting from washington d.c. . now given a swale was a self american nation prepares for the inauguration of the newly elected constituent assembly that's friday was weekends a vote is in the midst of a war of figures according to an official government account more than eight million people participated in the process however the head of the company that provided the technological platform contestants such figure is claiming the turnout
number was tampered with the national lead toral council has rejected such claims and placed the statements in the context of foreign aggression and a deeply divided country opposition groups have called for mass protests to block the assemblies not derision tomorrow joining me now to talk about the current situation in the country is carlos ron charged affair at the embassy of the bowl a very and republic of in this way less in washington d.c. thank you so much carlos for joining us now let's talk about the under wraps why is there so much violence going on over this constituent assembly well i think there's a part of the of the opposition that has for a long time vessel has not played through by democratic objectives and they you know the their final aim is to overthrow the governments to create on the rest of the even to cause some sort of international intervention that would you know do away with president was government but i think that that was exactly what people
came out to vote against in sunday's election i think it was a process where eighteen million people came out to reject violence to ask for you know a dialogue between all sectors of society in venezuela and to seek. ways to solve the problems the challenges of the country faces right now we talked a little bit about the violence can you just touch on the sectors of the population who are against violence that's going on in the streets of in this way well there's you know there's a lot of people that i think new. i want to see the constituent assembly become an instrument where. more representation can be given to exclude traditional schools such as aside for example part of the sectors are now going to be represented in the assembly are people with disabilities or people pensioners or people in the rural workers or people from from unions that you know for this for this point in
time are going to have a say into the country's constitutional text and the way you know the way to express their ideas. how to deal with the country's challenges and i want to touch on something you just mentioned earlier along with the us well authorities that eight ming eight million people turned out to vote but smartmatic the company that provided the technology for the voting said this it said based on the robustness of our system we know without any doubt that the turnout of the recent election was manipulated smartmatic says the official turnout was exaggerated by a million and then there's a reporter of reuters report that is saying that only three point seven million people turned out to vote as opposed to that eight million now president dural he responded to these comments i want to take a listen to that. because they painted over to nobody time the enemy will that i wanted to get into william nobody thought because the reuters news agency which
depends on the british government the british government has declared itself enemy of the constituent assembly we are going to take measures against all the governments that in trying to challenge a sovereign independent legitimate act of the people of venezuela. what's your response to that look i. agree with the president you have to think that. the electoral system of an asylum for many years now i mean this is our twenty first election in eighteen years has been we're known worldwide for is accuracy for its you know the security measures that it takes this this contractor he does you know that the company doesn't. participate in the process but the actual votes and the actual data from from all the elections are they have no access to it it's actually the electoral council that does so they have no there was actually very is responsible for them to make such an assertion and you have to take that
into context where and there's a lot of attacks on this on the legitimacy of this assembly i think you know the minnesotans. the national weather service in mount holly new jersey has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for what western ocean county in southern new jersey mercer but he in central new jersey north burlington county in southern new jersey . county incent new jersey southeastern bucks county in southeastern pennsylvania until five forty five pm at five o six pm a severe thunderstorm was located over florence moore seven miles south of trenton moving northeast at fifteen miles per hour. hazard sixty miles per hour
wind gusts and half dollar size hail source radar indicated impact damage to vehicles is possible expects damage to trees and power lines. and pack that include trenton bensalem willingboro lumbered princeton florence burlington bristol mount holly riverside borden town pennington beverly yardley tele town allentown writes town and florence roebling for your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm and may lead to flash flooding do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways repeating a severe thunderstorm warning has been issued until five forty five pm for the following county books pennsylvania in the following counties in new jersey burlington mercer and ocean. now that this is simply is in place tell us what's next is this going to start
a dialogue between parties to consider something as it was that has a mandate for dialogue that's precisely what. called for and that's precisely what you know and set out to do and i think we're all excited to be part of history and be able to do is move forward for a peaceful country thank you so much for this and say carlos who are so happy to have you here that was carlos ron charged affair embassy of the very end republic of venice we left thank you so much thank you. a taliban suicide bomber killed two u.s. service members and kandahar afghanistan a wednesday according to nato and the pentagon the two u.s. soldiers were traveling in a nato convoy when the attacker set off a blast killing them officials would not provide information about how many of the blast injuries this attack brings the u.s. death toll to nine afghanistan for twenty seventeen and there are currently eight thousand four hundred u.s. troops in afghanistan with the nato troop contingent of thirteen thousand five
hundred president said he is considering the point in an additional four thousand troops to afghanistan to curtail the taliban gains and the longest war and u.s. history there are renewed hopes today that peace efforts have taken a significant step forward and syria that's after new deescalation zone came into force in the country daniel hawkins has the story according to the agreement today on the third of august starting from midday local time moderate opposition forces as well as government troops will cease fire from all types of weapons. well this latest disclosure zone as a result of intensive talks in asked the other capital and also in cairo there were four deescalation zones discussed in total two are already in operation in southern syria this is the third one put in place it encompasses around eighty seven towns and villages in those areas of syria one hundred forty thousand people living there
so very substantial progress indeed now while the ceasefire covers effectively all sides and all weapons as we mentioned just there of course. are exempt from both internationally recognized terrorist organizations and will be fair game for all parties as always the rebels the moderate rebels in these areas they will be tasked with actually pushing them out as general kardashian cough said let's take a listen. so what is this. according to the agreement the moderate opposition assumes responsibility for pushing eisel and really it's out of the areas it controls. not only has russia played a key role in the negotiating table bridging this very major differences between these opposing sides that will suffer all on the ground russian military police will be observing the cease fire very closely they'll be separating the warring parties as well as controlling some crossings and checkpoints that also have
a very important humanitarian role in making sure humanitarian aid medicine etc gets through to the areas where it's needed and facilitating the evacuation of wounded civilians they will also have the chance to be treated in russian field hospitals in the area to ensure they get the treatment they very much need now the opposition has also agreed to open a key road between homes two major cities which was previously a stumbling block in those negotiations in total well there's over two thousand and two thousand and ninety five in total to be precise towns and villages covered by these deescalation zones when the fourth one comes into play there will be even more so very much substantial progress here in facilitating a ceasefire and what's been some very difficult negotiations on these opposing sides. coming up on r t a baltimore resident refuses a million dollar settlement in a wrongful death suit we'll hear her story in just
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to baltimore now where police are under fire after allegedly tampering with the advents newly released body camera footage appears to show baltimore police officers planning drugs in a car this is the second time in less than a month the baltimore police have been accuse of tampering with evidence parties trying to chavez is in new york with more on what. the cameras captured body cameras were rolling during a traffic stop last november but newly released video of the incident has raised some serious questions the video shows seven officers searching a car for drugs and for thirty minutes they didn't find anything that was until they allegedly turned off their body cameras and then after some time passes the cameras turned back on. it we checked. and moments later a shocking discovery yes thank you. yeah.
that's the. defense attorney josh inslee who obtained and released the video says the video suggests drugs were planted and the discoveries staged although the department is conducting an investigation the department police commissioner says it's too soon to jump to conclusions what was there i didn't see it here move on now it's on so does that mean it really was all so tight going over started it was taken place by police officers. think that we just don't do it because the camera is more but this isn't the first time baltimore police have been accused of tampering with evidence body camera video released in july shows a baltimore police officer planting will looks like drugs in this red can found in a yard filled with trash then returning later to find the apparent.
the national weather service in mount holly new jersey has issued a flash flood warning for southeastern missouri county in central new jersey northwestern burlington county in southern new jersey southeastern bucks county in southeastern pennsylvania until nine fifteen pm a fine sixteen pm doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the one area up to two inches of rain have already fallen in a little over a half hour especially near florence flash flooding is expected to begin shortly in the areas of heaviest rain some locations that could experience flooding include trenton bensalem willingboro florence burlington bristol board in town beverly tell me a town allentown windsor florence ruling judge bill woods down edinburg cross wakes
whitehorse mercer bill hamilton square leather down in columbus turn around don't drown when encountering flooded roads most flood deaths occur in vehicles excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams urban areas highways streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas in low lying spots. bronzes like if you're at the local kremlin you need to be charged as a criminal and now that you've told the city essentially this fight isn't going to end so easily for them the what's the next step you're going to take in your brother's case. absolutely it's all definitely slushy so if i'm not sound of them talking i'm a deputy make sure that i go off to all those kill accounts that killed my brother and then on the take it a step further tonight because right now actively i'm working with the a.c.l.u.
and basically trying to get this not disperse from it basically live off of families because this is not do you these are not isolated incidents left me pretty much cleo the i'm just tired of seeing families basically forced into a position that they know about x four and then they saw to wow you know because some families like they said a while because it's so hard and they just want to have some type of closure one but at the end of days level closure when your loved one is executed is not a dollar amount does good enough and are grateful that my attorneys worked so diligently for four years before a family did an excellent job of finding those things and for me to learn with them means for us everything was a lie everything that the ohms law enforcement officers say was a lie down to the fact that they said they pulled my brother over for some drugs when my attorneys with the sick these alleged drugs no drugs was there so what in the world did you pull my brother over in did they say that the struggle started
then so what they just thought about is a bunch allies to one day you were the first person i met and baltimore when i went several years ago after the friday great death and to talk to people who could speak about the real struggles faced by people involved the more every day that the gray incident wasn't an isolated incident before that there was your brother and tyrone west and many others not only did you reject the settlement but you also rally every wednesday night around baltimore demanding justice for your brother as specially considering the way city leadership has treated you what keeps you going where do you find strength to do this. i found a strong because i love everybody in the world i love my brother i am our brother's keeper and the love that i have from our brother is extended to all the victims of police brutality homeless out the never thing just like no i'm still my heart is broken a key stage doing it is still incarcerated for something they obviously didn't do
so i'm here not just the five of our brothers terrible west but i'm fighting for all the victims of polish brutality and murder and for what do you want people to know about baltimore and the situation you guys face there with the police. as you can see is getting reveal more and more as you see how they deal with planing drugs on and not only just drugs all folks they play weapons all folks so it's just ridiculous like and then the said us part but a more teeth cover now we have a commissioner now that justifies the full isness he'll come out and say oh well that's basically you know how they're trained you know what account to go back and like said it like making out full is like i mean because we had the full this is that he says on his mouth sometimes but it's ridiculous and like now i'm fighting like hell also against all one get mandatory sentence done done last sentence that they're trying to push down to me they already have stuff on the books basically
whole were p. values offenders you know accountable so to me just the way to recruit young blood like at the end of the day you to be in the wrong place at the wrong time like i said look at key favors doing look at tarboro west look at freddie great the list goes on look at karang gangs the list goes on keith davis jr case is one we've covered here extensively at r. and t. viewers can look online to hear more about that as well as your brother's case to wanda jones brother sister of tyrone west thanks so much for your time this afternoon thank you so much. america's space agency appears to be stealing a page from the minute and black movie nasa is offering a six figure salary for a new job opening with a one major responsibility to defend earth from aliens were in a poor reports. now so is looking for moderate level candidates who can travel often and defend our planet from alien contamination according to the agency's job
posting the person would be responsible for the leadership of nasa as planetary protection capability maintenance of planetary protection policies and oversight of their implementation by nasa as space flight missions the full time role of planetary protection officer pays up to one hundred eighty seven thousand dollars annually plus benefits candidates must have at least one year's experience as a top level civilian government employee as well as diplomatic skills and an advanced degree in physical science engineering or mathematics only u.s. citizens and u.s. nationals can't apply the three year position with a chance to extend it to five years was created after the us signed the outer space treaty of one nine hundred sixty seven there is reportedly only one other full time role like it at the european space station the new hire will work to protect earth
from potential contamination by planets like mars will likely be part of the upcoming nasa expedition to europa a moon of jupiter this is all clearly a significant amount of responsibility for just one person to shoulder reporting from miami arena port r.t. well that does it for now for more on the story as we cover to go to youtube dot com slash r t america and check out our web site r t v dot com slash america you can also follow me on twitter at actually banks underscore r t and don't forget to question more. here we don't. know. if you're. period. and you get the role in. the world according to
a gesture. welcome to my world come along for the ride back. whether or not you think he did a good job you have to admit john spicer had a really tough job at a really tough time in history defending a president to a media that had gone absolutely rabbit so now that he's no longer the white house press secretary spicer is moving on to other things but according to c.n.n. no one should hire him at all ever that's how rabid they've gotten recently l.a. times columnist jackie comes went on c.n.n. to have one of those genius partisan panel discussion and they were talking about
on space there counts noted that c.n.n. had already said that it's not interested in hiring spicer and then she went on to suggest that other networks should do this say in other words the c.n.n. panelist suggested on national t.v. that the old white house press secretary should be blackballed by news organizations completely she said washington is the kind of place where we all criticize it for no matter what someone does no matter how little credibility they have they're going to find a big job they're going to make even more money than they were and you know maybe it's time for someone to be an example of the opposite. in other words the l a times writer admitted that when our politicians are press secretaries or whatever get done sucking at their jobs they usually go on to even better higher paid jobs even though they sucked so bad in d.c. and that things now is the time to stop doing that and that no one should hire sean spicer now of course the media didn't like spacers and they hated the new president
out of the gate and spacers job was to defend him so naturally the press would hate spicer too but suggesting that the man never work is. again is pretty extreme i mean i'm not saying politicians or other washington scum should go on to get more money or fabulous jobs after sucking so badly i'm just of course the media ignores this phenomenon when it happens to politicians they like but god forbid it happen to sean spicer who they hate the passion it wasn't like spicer was the first problematic press secretary either according to rich noyes from the media research center lots of press secretaries were forced to lie or equivocate for their boss of late when bill clinton was president so it's not like spicer did anything worse than any other poor schmuck who had to lie for their presidential boss the only thing new here is that it's sean spicer and president trump the really old thing here then is that it is just another key.