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being printed and put in the pockets of a few folks and leave the vast majority in a state of zombification this is the collapse gap he was talking about the u.s. and the soviet union both collapsed in the one thousand nine hundred ninety period it just took a stake in the u.s. as he describes it you know longer to realize that collapse. when a loved one is murder it's natural to seek the death penalty for the murder i would prefer and it means to me death penalty just because i think that's an unfair thing the right thing research shows that for every nine executions one convict is found innocent the idea that we were executing innocent people is terrifying there's just no room to present in that we're even many victims' families want the death penalty to be abolished the reason we have to keep the death penalty here is because that's what murder victims' families what that's going to give them peace that's going to
give them justice and we come in saying. not quite enough we've been through this this isn't their way. welcome back to politicking with the metaphor of conviction in the michael cohen pleading guilty to charges related to money spent on behalf of trump during the twenty sixteen campaign many democratic lawmakers are calling for a delay in this green court nomination hearings of brett kavanaugh which is scheduled begins a time before there are calls. however being a norm the role of republicans let's talk about that and more with david jolly former republican representative from florida. what do you make of the democrats calling to hold to the supreme court hearing for kavanaugh until all is blows over
well look strategically larry it is the best argument they've got in their tool box right now to suggest that this is a president who might be facing some type of legal culpability or liability the recent plea deal by michael cohen might touch on donald trump i think that could be assumed at this point so if you're a democrat opposed to the nomination of kavanagh this is your best argument to the american people to delay it at the end of the day though the votes simply aren't there republicans control the senate and if they stand as a bloc in favor of kavanagh he likely will be confirmed and all this is in the shadow of the merrick garland delay orchestrated by mitch mcconnell i mean you really are seeing a power play by republican senators to control the court right now put on your lawyer had some legal experts suggest that michael cohen's plea deal makes the president an unindicted coconspirator. i would agree with those who say that and
very importantly about the michael cohen deal is this is happening in the southern district of new york this is not happening happening now as part of the bob muller investigation so even if the mall investigation were to be shuttered even if trump were to try to intervene in the investigation the southern district of new york case against michael cohen continues and what was most damning yesterday was that michael cohen confirmed that he made these payments to stormy daniels and to others with the knowledge of donald trump's involvement at the direction of donald trump and frankly donald trump has come out since the plea deal and said yes he reimbursed michael cohen with personal funds why that matters is cohen and prosecutors and a federal judge all agreed this week that a crime had been committed and donald trump has now suggested he was part of that crime so the idea that he is today an unindicted coconspirator i think is
a is an accurate description of the present a united states you tweeted that trump is done. how do you mean i believe yes. i believe he is i think the validity of his presidency from here on out will always remain in question but i i actually think we may be seeing a bit of the unraveling of this presidency and what i mean by that is it will be hard for donald trump to escape culpability coming out of the cohen case at the same time under the moeller investigation this week we saw the man afford conviction which though not directly touching donald trump the actual conviction we know that man a for male to mentally end up cooperating if he's offered the opportunity to do so by miller very importantly this week larry very importantly bob miller's team asked for a delay in sentencing for michael flynn which means michael flynn is continuing to cooperate with bob mueller as well what we know. has happened up to this point has
the president and state has engaged in behavior that meets the threshold of impeachment that was used for bill clinton now the likelihood of a republican congress actually abiding by that threshold is slim but we could see the house flip in november and all bets are off. david your republican. colleagues former colleagues more and more of them standing up to trump. so they are clinging to power and they have a decision right now to make whether or not to continue to insulate donald trump or not you know there are a lot of questions even today whether or not impeachment charges a bill against bill clinton went too far or not there are arguments on both sides but what you did see is the democrats on the hill surround bill clinton and stand by him even suggest that trying to impeach bill clinton was undermining the election that the american people voiced their choice for for bill clinton
republicans up to now have suggested they're standing with donald trump as this continues to unravel they're going to have a decision to make whether they go down with him or not i think everything we've seen to date suggests that republicans on capitol hill are going to stick with this president i think it's going to end poorly for both the president and his party from one said against him in the middle to if they have a new and shoot somebody in any of his base does that still hold. i think it does he wouldn't lose his base but what he has miscalculated is it would be a crime and under the criminal code he is subject to a court system not to the political system if this president has committed a crime even even if indictment has to be deferred till he leaves office the reality is the wheels of justice may grind slowly but they they do grind exceedingly fine and they will catch up with this president politically he holds to his base of about thirty five percent i think november will be a litmus test on whether or not independents remain supportive of this president i
anticipate if you were to look at the numbers right now republicans are going to have a very bad november and it is soley because of donald trump's identity and his imprint on the party today heard in iowa first degree murder charges filed against a twenty four year old undocumented immigrant for alleged killing molly to bits. willis income will liz vint provided of a lightning rod for trump to deflect. like trump and the republicans broadly going in november really can only talk about border security and build the wall it is a base argument that seems to always work they can't talk about obamacare repeal they can't talk about a tax bill that's becoming increasingly unpopular so they will talk about about border security and they will play up people's fears and the story line out of ohio is a perfect example the individual who murdered this young woman frankly his nationality
the status of his immigration was not a factor and his decision to brutally murder this woman he is a cold hearted murderer who should be held accountable for that regardless of his immigration status the reality is there are more u.s. citizens committing murders than there are those who are here without proper documentation but the president and his party will choose to focus not on the murder itself but on his his immigration status as a way to scare the american people david as always thanks for your time today good to be with you thank you larry in july of this year brett kavanaugh was nominated by donald trump to replace retiring supreme court justice anthony kennedy there has been a push by democratic lawmakers of many progressive groups to block kevin his confirmation with many stating that his placement on the high court would put a woman's right to choose in jeopardy once the group operates under the banner
rhizome for oh they're planning a series of marches that events with speakers like senator elizabeth warren cecile richards and actress alyssa momo lauren duke is one of the leaders of the movement she is a journalist and columnist and she joins us from denver. what do you. want to do with this rising up movement or. hi larry thank you so much for having me we are fighting against the attack on reproductive rights through that this is justice and what he will mean in terms of not just the question of overturning roe but gutting it however given the news of the past twenty four hours i feel that this conversation is one that all americans need to have with their son their various regardless of ideology we have a president who is now an alleged coconspirator to a federal crime and the idea of how even entertaining
a confirmation hearing of his nominee who by the way does not believe that a sitting president can be indicted is not something that any of our senators should even begin to entertain following a meeting with cavanaugh on tuesday republican senator susan collins who's not made up her mind get told reporters the judge agree that roe versus wade is said whole law why did they get that. you know larry settled precedent and lot of the land and these kind of code words that not only cavanagh is using but some of the senators who are meeting with them are using is frankly treating americans as if they're idiots the supreme court is the thing that sets precedent and pratt cavanagh has not had the ability to overrule precedent with his past roles as a judge if he becomes justice make no mistake roe will be got it reproductive rights at the state level will begin to disintegrate even more than they already
have and in many places right now abortion is legal in name only there are so many women who does not have an actual choice areas where being a wealthy woman means you can get access and drive say two hundred miles to the one point five clinic in your state or take off of work or get child care for the children you already have poor women women of color and women who are more marginalized than already just being women and a woman and what that means in this country don't really have an actual choice about abortion as things stand and brett kavanaugh will further dissolute disintegrate a woman's right to choose whether or not that means overturning roe isn't even the question but on top of all of that he's nominated by a president who promised to nominate a justice who would overturn roe so i think we have all the information we need there seventy percent of americans should for roe. to me. it's very that's the thing the court needs to be responsive to the
people i don't understand why it is even a question whether roe would come up for debate you're right the majority of the country supports a woman's rights to choose and also the majority of the country disapproves of brett kavanaugh this is the least popular supreme justice nominee of his in history he's less popular than robert bork and harriet miers and if those of you watching don't know those names exactly they were not confirmed to the court you know we deserve as americans a court that is responsive to public opinion and our senators need to listen to what the majority of americans feel and not just shove through rush through this confirmation hearing on september fourth when we will not even have a full national archives review of brett kavanaugh its records until october on that basis alone this confirmation hearing should not be happening in september do you think democrats should doing enough. never larry never but i
do think that i'm seeing a calculus change on this and i guess what i would say is there's a sense of inevitability around the supreme court around american government in general a sense of alienation that your individual voice doesn't have enough of a say and i would argue that is the case i wish you could say i could say it wasn't true but we can come together and build to collective power the people who don't want this confirmation to go through who don't believe this president deserves at all a supreme court nomination of any kind but we have the numbers and we need to change the calculus so that it costs our senators more to vote yes then to vote no and a change is happening we're moving the needle i believe this is the most fundamental progressive fight of our time and also that it is winnable we just need all the democrats and one republican that the idea that republicans can only lose one vote this is absolutely a winnable fight it's going to take a lot of effort but i think we need to leave it all on the field here anybody who cares about building
a truer more equitable democracy whether you're concerned about donald trump's embrace of authoritarianism or his lack of compassion for the marginalized all of that is at stake in this fight so even when there is a lot of dumpster fires raging and an ongoing issue of understanding where to focus our energy i believe it comes down to this and that these next few weeks are crucial and that this confirmation hearing absolutely should not even be happening and the question of him become firm to comes down to every american showing up and speaking to their senators because we deserve a court that reflects the public will and not this man's will for decades this is a thing that cannot be undone thank you lou. thank you so much loren dakota thanks so much for being with us and thank you for joining me on this edition of politicking a member you can join the conversation on my facebook page or tweet me of kings things and don't forget to use the politicking hash tag and that's all for this edition of politicking.
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i'm. right. i'm going to. washington releases its latest list of anti-rational sanctions saying they will hit on monday and look at what effect they'll have. plus we were being a news channel as trump russia collision stories again hit headlines t.v. channels are now being caught in the crosshairs also this hour. the reforms at the top of scotland's governing. any other claims of sexual misconduct levelled against former first minister alex salmond he talks to r t about why he's taking legal action against the government in edinburgh. it's an extraordinary situation when the scottish government starts to break confidentiality after the shooting
everybody connected with the that was going to be absolutely protected from the bill says. this is art international bring you your live news update this hour straight from the russian capital welcome to the program the united states has confirmed that the fresh sanctions against russia will kick in on the monday the penalties are linked to claims that the kremlin orchestrated a nerve agent attack in the u.k. and will target russia's financial sector as well as some arms sales to moscow reporting from washington d.c. here's some america. now the new batch of sanctions will come into force on august twenty seventh and will prohibit russia from importing secure u.s. goods and technology related to national security but there were also a few waivers first the foreign assistance act which would have terminated all aid to russia except for urgent humanitarian assistance is waived secondly
a prohibition on arms sales that was introduced in two thousand and fourteen will also be waived determined on a case to case basis a state department official said that these waivers are essential to national security third arms sales of financing which has been in place already sanctions that will deny u.s. government credit and financial assistance ban exports of secure goods and tech a few days ago president putin said that these sanctions were counterproductive let's take a look because it's a song regarding the sanctions those actions are counterproductive and meaningless especially when it comes to a country like russia it's not just about the u.s. president's position it's about the position of the so-called establishment the ruling class in broader terms i hope the realisation that this policy has no future will come one day and we will cooperate in a normal fashion these sanctions were announced earlier this month over russia's alleged involvement in the script hall poisoning which there still is no evidence for russia has repeatedly denied its involvement and has even offered its
assistance to the quay and investigating the incident but this was apparently ignored now as russia gets slapped with sanctions it's very likely that we'll see russia respond with to for tat measures political journalist john white believes washington's focus on sanctions is an attempt to divert media attention from troubles at home i think there is a discord in washington d.c. over the sanctions clearly i think key members of the trumpet ministry. understand that counterproductive the notion of. change. and you know over the sanctions especially germany which has. a long standing economic time. with russia so it's to be expected that some of the movie weaved i think this is just an attempt to confuse the public domain and you need to try to distract from the problems within that country of problems or racial injustice social economic
injustice so tend to force them to force consensus when it comes to the ability of the us ruling class to we which domination in the world this position in the world . trump russia collusion stories are again gaining momentum but now one t.v. channel is under fire with it even suspected of being in cahoots with the kremlin than your hearkens looks into the claims we've all heard about trump russian election collusion you know the great scam that brought the us president to power who's asian of collusion collude passably smelled a whole lot like collusion there was ample evidence of collusion but where is the closure you know they're still looking for closure where is the crime larger finds a coalition little did we know the conspiracy goes deeper now it's in the media it started with the trump tweet on proposed land expropriations and alleged murders of white farmers in south africa covered prior to this by fox news president of
south africa's pose has begun and you may have seen this in the press seizing the land from his own citizens without compensation because they are the wrong skin color that is literally the definition of racism it's a story that's been making headlines for quite some time in different outlets and in multiple countries but there's just too many coincidences here coverage by r.t. to that list throw in russia and things get heated. i'm simply shocked shocked shocked that r.t. has also been pushing a story line that's similar to tucker carlson's about threats facing white south african farmers including this family they claim sought refuge in russia thanks for pointing out i didn't know that threat to south african farmers was a major story on r.t. there must surely be a link here of fox news reports trump's twitter feed r t there's a clear pattern if of course we ignore the fact this shuttle has covered related
issues in south africa for quite some time the south african parliament has voted in favor of new legislation that could see land from white farmers seized. solid because government has vowed to tackle violent crime a problem that it says poses an equal threat for all races living in the country. just outside south africa's capital stands the statue of the man who was behind the earthly policies of apartheid it's a whites only enclave which allows black visitors only under special permit. the discrimination of the apartheid in south africa has long come turn and all the evidence is obvious trump's been talking to the russians again and r.t.e. collude with fox or what to cover when and how it all adds up this u.s. of illustration just loves putin and next time you see reported in russian media that's also covered by other media that's also been tweeted by trump you although
what's really going on. a rift in scotland's largest political party is a merging as the country's former first minister is being investigated over accusations of sexual misconduct and is accused of two cases of sexual harassment the current first minister nicola sturgeon a close ally of salmon so this iteration is incredibly difficult for her party. for my party this will be extremely upsetting to members of the s.n.p. up and down the country is a difficult situation but what is important is that complaints are treated seriously regardless of who the person complained about is i can confirm the scottish government received two complaints in january in relation to and examined mr sam and was notified of the complaints in march and forms to sam and the people involved on wednesday august twenty second of my conclusions and that i was
considering the public interest in making the fact of the complaints and the investigation publicly known scotland's police have refused to confirm whether an investigation has been opened at this point the allegations of sexual harassment date back to two thousand and thirteen examined denies any claims of misconduct and says he is taking legal action against the scottish government we spoke to him about the allegations he's facing. i for future the complaints that were made against me and i have sued deny any semblance of criminality. so when you have such things you need a process which is both confidential and fair and most reasonable people will understand and what i'm not frightened of going to the highest court in the law and to establish that it seems the scottish government looks a bit shaky in their position or anything like this depends on having a fair show having a field opportunity and i'm afraid the scottish government process doesn't do that
he don't get to see the evidence you don't get to present your own case i was barred from speaking to any civil servant many of whom incidentally have texted me today saying why didn't you come to us to support your position and well the reason is i was banned for doing that by miss leslie evans the family secretary the scottish government i wasn't allowed to contact them directly so if you can't present your own case you've got an unjust process. these investigations depend on could very cadenza confidentiality if you don't have that then how and there are people going to have the confidence to complete in future because not just the person complained of oh it's the confidentiality of the complainants and the scottish government would break the lack of the bench ality so we told them to not make that statement because we were taking the action in the court of session but it's an extraordinary situation when the scottish government starts to break is ordered confidentiality after the shooting everybody connected with this that that
was going to be absolutely protected for the process. well let's understand the unique about the scottish government process of the talking about events of many years ago when i'm not a serving scottish government minister i'm not even m.p. or m.s.p. at the present moment and therefore it's really important if you try and introduce such a retrospective pursue. you make sure that the passion who is being complained of it has the opportunity to properly present the case the scottish government's been making the position look the should apply to everybody including former first ministers i absolutely agree and everybody including former first ministers and everybody in the line is intitled to a fair process and a chance to state the case fairly what could be wrong without that no you know when i say the only good i can see coming out of this is we're on our way to the court to session that's a real court of real judgment with fear process is.