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all of washington but firing flint is not enough a question remains what are the relations between trump and moscow did she knowingly cooperate with a hostile foreign power to take over the leadership of the united states. for many months to come finding the truth will test the pillars of the american political system the independence of justice of the freedom of the press and the rule of law. under pressure from the press and from the democrats congress gets involved. and congress before the two thousand and eighteen midterm elections the republicans trumps party are the majority and the democrats are the opposition but on some crucial issues it's a tradition for the two parties to work together this is the spirit of bipartisanship just. it's just.
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since keeping the american people safe and maintaining a such a strong homeland of national security is so important to this country it is the issue that demands the most bipartisan support and so democrats and republicans demanded that there be a bipartisan investigation demanded that there be bipartisan hearings and i was hopeful that this would lead to bipartisan action congressional committees have power and they can summon whomever they want as witnesses and lying to them is a crime of public hearings are followed by millions of americans and so high ranking high level government officials came to the congress the united states in front of the american people under oath and gave their assessment about russia's interference in our election a key figure of these hearings is james combing the director of the f.b.i. who heads up a staff of more than thirty five thousand men and women. i have been authorized by
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the department of justice to confirm that the f.b.i. as part of our counterintelligence mission is investigating the russian government's efforts to interfere in the two thousand and sixteen presidential election and that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the trump campaign and the russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and russia's efforts and early may two thousand and seventeen as she is grilled over the involvement of trani and komi himself gets into a minefield and have you ruled out the president out of state but i don't. i don't people over interpret his answer i'm not going to comment on anyone in particular so potentially the president ited states could be a target of your ongoing investigation. i just worry i don't want to answer that that that's seems to me unfair speculation we will follow the evidence will try and find as much as we can we'll follow the evidence wherever it leads by refusing to
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say publicly that trump is not under investigation komi is just put himself on a collision course with the president. this is an n.b.c. news special report hears lester holmes and good day everyone we learned a short time ago that president trump has fired f.b.i. director james comey we are in a less than a week after coleman's hearing in congress trump fires him an attack against the f.b.i. and explosive news. bombshell from the white house wait to be i director james cool be fired by president truman we came we don't know this is something that caught all the law enforcement community by surprise and it caught the intelligence community in washington d.c. a surprise. and the dismissal came in harsh terms in a letter signed by the president you are terminated immediately.
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i was stunned i think most of the american public was stunned i didn't even realize the president could fire the f.b.i. director the f.b.i. director serves by law for a ten year period and so it came as a shock i talked to a number of friends colleagues after that happened who are still in the f.b.i. and it was this essence of i can't believe the president did this bought i think he was just exercising what he believed was his authority just as if he was the c.e.o. of trump enterprises. and congress one question needs to be addressed by the investigative committee why did trump fire james komi. why do you believe you were fired. so i don't know for sure i believe the
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prick think the president is worried that i was fired because of the russian rustication something about the way i was conducting it the president felt created pressure on him they wanted to relieve he was asking for something and i was refusing to give it and fact early in his term trumpet asked to speak to me in private. there was a meeting at the white house a one on one meeting between trump and call me call me must have had his antenna up because he felt like something was wrong because as soon as he was done that meeting he wrote up these memos. after meeting with trump call me sat in this car and wrote down what was discussed the meeting was about general fled the advisor who had lied about his contacts with russia trump said he hoped komi come let the matter go. i hope you can let this go
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now those are his exact words is that correct correct and you wrote them here and you put them in quotes correct ok he did not order you to let it go it is a present united states with me alone saying i hope this i took it as this is what he wants me to do now i mean i didn't obey that but that's why it took. colin's account is correct if the president calls in the director the f.b.i. and says can you can you drop the case you guys have against this person for political reasons i think that absolutely is obstruction of justice. the american law says anybody from an average citizen all the way up to the president who tries to block in a criminal investigation for the wrong reasons with what we call corrupt intent a bad motive. is guilty of obstruction of justice did you at any time the
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urge former f.b.i. director james comey in any way shape or form to close or to back down the investigation into michael flynn and also as you will know next question next question. soon after firing the f.b.i. director trump is about to face a new challenge. feature breaking news right now tonight i'm sure announcement just disappointing the special counsel that successful to counsel robert. bobb over to now oversee the pressure probe and look at the possible connections between top campaign associates and rush it this is. only eight days after the firing of james combing the justice department appoints robert muller to take over the russian probe. for this mission robert mueller was called out of retirement he had been director of the f.b.i. for twelve years and in two thousand and thirteen he had left the law enforcement
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agency with full honors and his farewell speech he proclaimed his unshakable faith in the rule of law. have always been proud to say that i work for the department of justice because of that for which it stands which is an unyielding commitment to the rule of law and to the safety and security of the citizens we serve a know. quite well. i worked with him for about four years when i was the cia deputy director and he was the director of the f.b.i. . he's not a self promoting individual and he has a very high standard for what is true and what is not true administrator pistole the point of me is number two person in the f.b.i. as the deputy director and so i had the chance to get to know him and then. work
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with him so let me say a few words about director ball or politics or just don't play any role in his calculations so he is all about finding the truth and doing it under the rule of wall so yeah he's a man of the total. robert muller was placed under the authority of the department of justice and it's deputy attorney general rod rosenstein. his new orders give him far reaching powers. moller can investigate moscow's relations with the trump campaign and any other matters. only wastes no time immediately orders the preservation of millions of official documents forbidding the destruction of records that could be useful in the russia probe e-mails phone records audio recordings metadata and storage devices recordings eventually or exit
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of the building's video surveillance. once a person or a company or or a bureaucracy knows that there's a criminal investigation to destroy evidence after that becomes a federal crime and so i think mahler's first move was a smart one but the order also shows that there is a concern that these documents might be destroyed by a white house that is trying to hide the truth from investigators. this was only the beginning of a bitter struggle between mahler and the president of the united states. so we have mr miller who is known as a tough cop he's a big impose in six foot something experienced. justice department official he's a tough cop the press was saying he's a tough cop he always gets his mail. and he will press and squeeze
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and he will find what is truth and what is fiction he is careful he is by the book he does not speak publicly other than his court filings he is incredibly hard working and focused mr trump on the other hand is a bulldog and it is impulsive where i could stand in the middle of if they have a new and shoot somebody and i wouldn't lose any voters ok it's like incredible there are not two more different people on earth then bob mahler and president trump and very early on in the in this whole process i think the trunk people realize that the best defense would be a political one and not a legal one legally they really don't have a lot to stand on trump and his people made a determination very early on we're going to claim that this whole thing is politically motivated is a witch hunt that all the way they rigged with the witch hunt i would call it the
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rigged to which aren't. there which are saying if only so when she was a democrat gets fired when she had something. on the phone to you which it's really . is washington celebrates the fourth of july and dependence to a major offensive against the president is about to be launched. the surprise attack comes from the center of washington from the press. the new york times claims the trump campaign was in secret contact with russian officials five months before the two thousand and sixteen election a major scoop. this was the work of our washington best it was over
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and over weeks that we learned more and more about the meeting and the fact is it occurred. so yes it was very exciting to have that scoop again we know that much about that meeting we didn't learn it all at once but we've built on it since then and mahler is looking at that meeting the meeting is organized to be a emails between the son of the president and an intermediary who offered quote information that would incriminate hillary and would be very useful to donald trump ultra sensitive stuff he adds don jr answers if it's what you say i love it the meeting takes place on the ninth of june two thousand and sixteen in new york at trump tower around the table donald trump's son his son in law his campaign director paul manna for intermediary and for russian nationals the news spread like wildfire according to the new york times the rapid york times report on the new york times reports the president's son donald trump jr was promised damaging
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information about hillary clinton for agreeing to meet last summer with a russian lawyer a russian lawyer question has and actions with the from. when donald trump jr responded enthusiastically to the idea of receiving information that would be harmful to hillary clinton i think that was a gift to russia it represented an attempt by. russia to have a base of influence if you will. the news comes at a time when trump was in hamburg for an international summit where he had a meeting with vladimir putin and. a little close to a lot of very positive things for russia for the united states and for everybody. for the honor to be with you if you. immediately after this handshake the trunk can pass to do damage control over the new york times.
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they put out a statement saying the story was wrong. you know from air force one they were very very alarmed by it on the plane ride back to the united states is when the president and his team come cox this story about how the trump tower meeting was about adoptions. flying back with his father trump jr sends an explanation to the press. at the meeting he says was merely about the adoption of russian children in the united states. so the million dollar question with the trump tower meeting is what did the president know about it and when did his son tell him about the meeting at a time junior called his father and said hey we have this meeting coming up with some russian people that are offering us information and the president said great go for it let me know he's part of a conspiracy that is a not to bring someone into a conspiracy trump fights back. i came up with the term fake news it's
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a lot of fake news this is fake news put out by the media is called fake news people back there you know those very dishonest people back there the. press. and the. words have meaning and power and a lot of people myself included good republicans we're going to go for pete's don't you still do that call us the enemy of the people is just going too far the press is trying to report the facts as they see them and the president has decided that he would like to shoot the messenger. al jazeera was there when i was doing breaks but the schools today to see what happens next actuation on the book is fired by the barriers for
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a model barricade of the full seven streets that b.b.q. here in the middle east now is we're all about change people have gone past the fear beriah the mission of the national army is to search the entire one complex and i'll just do a stories about telling it from the people's perspective what they think is happening in their culture. the world's pollinate says are in decline. in this episode of a price we need to entomologists on opposite sides of the planet protecting insights of all sizes crucial to preserving food chains. i've come to the u.k. to see how old industrial sites are being turned into bug reserves in an attempt to reverse this worrying trend. fighting insect to get on on al-jazeera.
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al-jazeera. where every. this is al jazeera i'm getting obligato with a check on your world headlines chinese telecom giant weiwei is suing the u.s. government is accusing washington of hacking its servers and stealing e-mails the u.s. considers why was products a security threat and says beijing can use its equipment to spy on federal agencies the company denies the allegations the u.s. government. is strained it has hacked into servers
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and storage you merits and a source code dispatches these the u.s. government has never parole why do you. suppose accusation that i we posies a sample a security strict c.e.o. a us government is no effort to a company and it's probably. a palestinian teenager has been killed by israeli fire along the gaza border overnight israeli fighter jets struck several sites belonging to hamas in southern gaza israel's army says the strikes were in response to explosive devices being sent across the border funds venezuela has expelled the german ambassador for welcoming opposition leader hijo back to caracas daniel criner has been accused of meddling in venezuela's internal affairs and has been given forty eight hours to
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leave the us president has responded to reports that north korea is restoring a rocket launch site it partially dismantled last year donald trump says he'll be disappointed in kim jong un if the reports prove to be true america's trade deficit has reached a record high it's a blow for president trump who has been trying to reduce think gap between u.s. imports and exports by imposing tariffs on chinese goods. the u.n. says is facing a full blown humanitarian crisis almost a million people are in need of urgent help after a surge in attacks by armed groups on intercommunal violence veterans of algeria's war of independence a back student demonstrations calling for a president who is a freak out to resign weeks of protests or posing a challenge to the eighty two year old leader who's standing for reelection next month after twenty years in power of those are the headlines it's back to a battlefield washington next on al-jazeera stay with us.
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this is the story set in one of the most powerful capitals in the world a political and judicial conflict. a battle that has pitted donald trump against those who believe he was an accomplice and russia's interference. could soon yellowing. cooperate with a hostile foreign power to take over the leadership of the slaves. this is the first time. a major covert action major. action against the united states at the very heart of our democratic process has to do. and october two thousand and seventeen special counsel robert muller issues his
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first indictments against people close to the president. trumps campaign director and gates deputy director of the campaign are both charged for breaking a series of laws papadopoulos foreign affairs advisor to the campaign is charged for having lied to the f.b.i. . for promotion festive season and zero d. and on his first targets to the. right here by the f.b.i. . interviewed. for each. line about his contacts with foreign nationals series of people in d.c. suddenly in deep deep trouble with those charged by muller become fair game for the press even if they're not directly linked to the russian interfere. and
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a two thousand and sixteen election. when the initial indictments were issued by mueller people rightfully said wait a minute this is supposed to be about russia so what's going on and a lot of people have said none of this is collusion who cares why is moller charging these crimes if it's not collusion no collusion there's no collusion and it just seems to be the focus no pollution no of drugs you know nothing no police no good whatsoever present trumps reactions or that any time one of his colleagues or friends has been indicted or even pled guilty for him the litmus test of the bottom line is did they stab us if there was collusion between president trump and his inner circle and the russians and thus far that has not been charged publicly so that's what he is. claiming as a victory one thing that people i think really misunderstand about the american
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federal criminal justice system is just how much we rely on cooperating witnesses the defendants the people of being charged the people who have done something wrong have the option of cooperating why then would incriminate characters cooperate with investigators it's all about leverage you have to charge someone with a crime that you have the evidence on and then hope that that person is unwilling to take the risk of going to jail for a long time and instead decides to come in and cooperate in this drama between miller and the white house there's there's a lot of behind the scenes negotiation and strategy play it's very much a game as muller builds up his case his investigation suddenly faces a setback. we start with new explosive information picky secure in the investigation in this job one of my trusted aides is
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discredited nifty efficiently shows name is peter shergold to be an agent peter struck and strikes alleged mistress an f.b.i. were named lisa page. the press publishes the text messages of peter strong and lisa page. start with a trusted advisor obama lawyer transcripts of his messages show that he was for family anti trump. oh my god he's an idiot says struck. he's awful says page. i have no idea how destabilizing his presidency would be. struck was dismissed but the damage was done and congress presidents can't can now use trucks opinion to claim that the f.b.i. and the special counsel are politically tainted now the investigations into donald trump have been infected. with the virus of severe bias the pro trump media escalates the attack it denounces it as
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a conspiracy theory vesting it was weaponized to destroy its currency. is underway right here some sort of subversion campaign and the intelligence agencies are running a classic dissin from ation psychological warfare operation against a sitting president of the united states to topple his government for trumped diehards the investigations that are closing in on the president since are weapons in the hands of an anti transition deep state there is colucci in the cia the n.s.a. the f.b.i. the justice department the news media politicians and both parties there colluding working together with strategies talking points fake evidence to weaken embarrass and bring down president trump.
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the idea of a deep state is one of the dumbest ideas i have ever heard. there is no such thing as a deep state i have not seen that the state this is another made up conspiracy theory that there is a deep state out to get trump he's always looking for ways to blame his own problems on other people and this is another one totally false. but the deep state notion drives. some have suggested that the deep state is going to rise up and stage a coup why because everybody's talking about it and that's the point. it comes out of the white house the cable news networks pick it up they talk about it put it into circulation guess what congress hears it so it's all very very circular is say it enough you say it enough it becomes its own sort of bizarre reality and it's ridiculous. we've been hijacked by
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a deep state it is to dish it. father we pray for president trump yes lord give him extra calcium in his backbone yes god is saying his enemies confound his enemies alou not fall into their traps this we pray in the name of jesus amen and you mistake you for watching. five feet floor three two why. should he. and congress well the consensus over investigating the russian meddling withstand the pressure. there was a hope an expectation that congress as a bipartisan institution could get to the bottom of all this and we'd be through it
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well enough at that and. a leader of the democrats in the house intelligence committee has to admit that there will be no consensus on the issue. last night the majority on the intelligence committee made the decision to prematurely shut down the russian best occasion the only authorized investigation in the house of representatives that was a terrible disservice to the country and the american people this is no way to run investigation it is only a way to go through the motions to give the pretense of trying to find the truth the truth that the congress' failure to uncover the whole truth leads this task to only one man robert muller. on the ninth of april two thousand and eighteen a new york attorney becomes the latest target of bob mullen michael cohen donald trump's personal lawyer michael owen is donald trump's longtime personal lawyer and
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fixer is the city president's secret and he has the ball in. as the keys to the kingdom he knows all the secrets about donald trump through. hard work and. the f.b.i. searched cohen's office at the request of a local prosecutor on charges of financial fraud. the move initiated by bomb miller as a direct challenge to the president himself. so i just heard that they've broken through the office of one of my personal attorney is a good man i said that is really now at a whole. new level of unfair that. cohen is someone who might know about trump's alleged real estate dealings in russia. that was fairly common knowledge in the real estate community and the finance community in the political community the russians were funding in various ways many major trunk real estate projects cohen
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my also know if the president lied when a few months earlier he denied having anything to do with russia i don't nothing in russia i have no loans in russia i don't have any deals in russian the lack of financial transparency of the trump organization and the extent to which they have received financing from russian oligarchs or russian interests is unknown to the american people even to this day i have nothing to do with russia haven't made a phone call to russia in years don't speak to people from russia not that i wouldn't and i just have nobody to speak to did putin help trump to win the election is there a secret pact between the two men and if so cohen could be a key witness a major element of the special counsel strategy and i immediately recognize the strategy that muller was following because my own background as a federal prosecutor was doing organized crime mafia cases it is incredibly rare that you're able to right off the bat make
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a case against the top guys usually the way you have to build these kate. says if you have to do it brick by brick and you have to start on the outside and work your way in start at the bottom and work your way up and so in the mafia cases we would start with the low ranking guys and if we could get one to flip and cooperate he would then give us information about these two guys higher up the chain and you have to build up and it seems that that's what robert muller has done here the pressure on cohen builds investigators are digging into his life the f.b.i. also sees communications between michael couple again to president troop. who comes in life and possibly in donald trump's life the question as asking himself at the white house tonight is will michael cohen crack trump's lawyer is faced with a choice remain silent and go to jail or reveal his client secrets and bear his wrath there is this notion of loyalty one of donald trump sort of defining beliefs is you're either loyal to me or you're dead to me and that's consistent with the
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way the mafia. operates if you are loyal to the boss and the family how can she keep his lawyer loyal. he enjoys an extraordinary constitutional power the right to pardon he said he makes an expeditious use of the. president started to get the part of the far right commentators here i'm just hearing president donald trump has officially parted for america confident that thinks he is considering a pardon now for the treasury which is what time is really very very expensive to get frankly they're going to hurt. the party they're a bird positive thing for a president i think you see the way i'm using that yes there will be more part. trump issued some high profile pardons and i think by doing that i think he was sending a message to some of the people who might slip on him michael cullen paul metaphor and others of hey i'm using this this part of power and perhaps there could be one
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for you down the line if you stay quiet there is basically a deal if you will an informal deal that if you keep your mouth shut then i'll take care of you. if witnesses keep silent it weakens moller and his investigation and. no i'm not above the law but yes i do have an absolute right to pardon myself i have the absolute right i don't have to do it never did anything wrong or you know that better than anybody the idea that. a u.s. president would even talk about or even consider pardon themselves is just unprecedented and i think undermines the credibility of our whole way of governance and democracy in general so when you have president trump who seems to think that he is above the law it's antithetical not just to the american idea but to the idea of modern democracy he is one person who is in charge of the
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state on behalf of all of us he is not sitting more than a year into his presidency transactions are about to test the very heart of the american system and. if that was the. message i am. rich corrupted no it is not an honest man back to shoot me in the flesh to be brought under control just three hundred forty three years to be very strict. as the attacks on mother intensify a man stands up to protect the special counsel rod rosenstein the number two at the department of justice he appointed muller and as the legal authority to oversee his operations and to fire him. on assuming but steady he has been shielding smaller for months. have you seen good cause to fire special counsel no thank you if you were ordered today to fire mr mohler what would you do if there were good cause i
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would act if there were no good cause i would not and you have seen no good cause so far correct run rosa's that is has become a beacon for anger. and from congressional republicans and i think they're disappointed i think they hoped that he would be partisan because he is a long time republican but instead rosenstein has shown himself to be sally independent and a law enforcement person first and congress trumps allies fire at will at rosenstein and i'm not keeping any information from conyers thought of you here in their mission we allow those things not caught you why didn't he hasn't presented his first find a good fundraiser here and just you know where we've come and hiding information that you can answer if you have evidence of wrongdoing by any member of the trunk campaign presented to the dam grand jury whatever you guy. finish it the hell up to attack someone like that is very damaging ultimately to the
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system and importantly to the confidence that americans have in their government when elected representatives politicize the judicial process where this is lee the end dependence of justice. what is remarkable no is the white house and the justice department are at war our justice department and our f.b.i. . have to start doing their job and doing it right and doing it. the president's view seems to be and his lawyers have said this he's in charge of the executive branch he can do whatever he wants i want to stay out but at some point if it doesn't straighten out properly i want to do their job i will get involved and i'll get in there by half. and i but rod rosenstein does not blink direct and there are people who have been. making threats privately and publicly against me
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for quite some time and i think they should understand by now the department of justice is not going to be extorted we're going to do what's required by the rule of law and any kind of threats that anybody makes are not gonna affect the way we do our job we have a responsibility and we take an oath that's the whole yes everybody in the department take that oath the one hundred fifteen thousand employees and if they violated they know they're going to be held accountable and i know those folks know that i'm not going to violate my oath. and mid july two thousand and eighteen finland's capital host the first summit between donald trump and. just three days before in washington rod rosenstein made a momentous announcement a new wave of indictments by bob mullen. an afternoon indictment charges
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twelve russian military officers by name for conspiring to interfere with the twenty sixteen presidential election according to the allegations in the indictment . the defendant's work for two units of the g.r.u. the g.r.u. russia's military intelligence service is accused of conspiracy against the united states units and gauged an active cyber operations to interfere in the twenty sixteen presidential election. the russian agents targeted in particular the computers of trump's adversaries the defendants covertly monitor the computer implanted hundreds of files containing malicious computer code and stole e-mails and other doctors mahler's indictment of twelve russian military intelligence officers conspiring to interfere with the two thousand and sixteen u.s. presidential election to benefit trump implicated russia at the highest level.
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the indictment of a dozen russian g.r.u. intelligence officers in july twenty eight in was a kind of turning point the election interference is now a sakte of law as far as the united states is concerned and it is not something that the president can dismiss it is in fact a state operation by a hostile foreign power. that i see as good as lives when you go to the new issue was the easy bit when you showed that we needed guns given to you look if we would only put it says. at a question just now president putin denied having anything to do with the election your fair answer twenty sixteen every u.s. intelligence agency has concluded that russia did my first question for you sir is who do you believe my people came to me they said they think it's russian i have president putin and he just said it's not russian i will say this i don't see any
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reason why it would be so i have great confidence in my intelligence people but i will tell you that president putin was extremely strong and power. full in his denial thank you. he basically took the side of food and over his own intelligence service and that was a really bad thing to do it was. the wrong thing to do the question then becomes what is it that the president owes to the russians and what is his relationship with some suggest that he's an asset of putin's but we don't have evidence of that. i think what i would say is that this is someone putin can use pretty easily. perhaps even without trump realizing he's being used. september two thousand and eighteen several of trump's close aides have agreed to
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cooperate with investigators. his former campaign director paul mann ford and his lawyer michael cohen have already signed agreements with robert mueller. they all agree to cooperate with the investigation if they do so fully the prison sentences they are facing will be reduced apparently those close aides to trump has slipped and are ready to share with bob muller the secrets of the president. president trump finds himself in a corner the walls are closing in on him many doesn't know where to run. you know what the kick the yankees the impeach word impeach trump matching what and we will impeach him but he didn't do anything wrong it doesn't matter we will impeach. it is
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a hell of a place in. november two thousand and eighteen the midterm elections are approaching fast trump burns off the campaign trail. if his party keeps control over congress his legal troubles might fade away. the results are a blow to the president. the american voters give the house of representatives to the democrats. they now have the ability to proceed with intrusive congressional investigations into trump's conduct. the day after the vote the russian investigation comes back to haunt the president
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thank you mr president going back to the russia investigation some say that you could stop all this by going to insist i could fire everybody right now but i don't want to stop it because a politically i don't like stopping and i don't want to do that but you're right i could end it right now i could say that investigation is over well on the russian vesta geisha are you concerned that that you may have not going to turn about anything with you may have a joint investigation because it's a hoax are you that's enough to put down the mike as president are you worried about indictments coming down and. shutting down the investigation will not be that easy for truong. as robert muller ploughs a had with his investigation and key witnesses start revealing from secrets to future looks uncertain for the president but the battle is certainly not over americans may still be enforced surprise ending.
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the ultranationalist marks connected with one of the world's poorest humanitarian crises we doe as illegally migrant joining with the military to impose a deadly political agenda we have to protect our nation what is happening to the region that's one of the biggest stains on the country as a whole. this is not religion this is a politic me and an unholy alliance coming soon on al jazeera.
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and we've got a few bits and pieces of cloud across the middle east at the moment we've got one working its way towards kabul there then another one is making its way out of saudi and across into parts of iran and then the final one that's here over parts of turkey now this one is the most significant one it's giving us the heaviest outbreaks of rain and it's gradually working its way south was not it does so it is turning wintery over the high ground and will continue to track southward into iran that as we head through the day on friday the other systems will most of them have cleared by friday but we do still have a fair amount of cloud in the eastern part of our map that could just give us the old shower of snow or rain a bit further towards the south and here in doha it's going to be pretty blustery ger in the day on thursday a top temperature of twenty five feeling cooler thanks to that wind the winds are going to stick around there and friday should be fall called a top temperature for us of around twenty six degrees that i'm to the southern parts of africa we've got some fairly active rain here thanks to a little low pressure that worked its way into land there it was over the
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mozambique channel but it worked its way westwards and if disintegrating now but it's giving plenty of rain in fact some of us in parts of mozambique could see around three hundred millimeters of rain from the system by the time it's finished that that could give us a problem with flooding throughout the west it's coming down twenty. your men killed a mother and son on their way to an appointment sadly the insurgents don't wear uniforms like water in seem long and with the was off the american occupation of
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iraq matthew has an old american prince to account trump tower twenty sixteen how come you didn't mention that meeting to congress and i did i don't know if they got the transcript wrong. i don't think you're that sharp but you can tell the difference between a polish guy a french guy. charming head to head on a. chinese tech giant while ways to use the u.s. government for banning its products. and i'm the saudi attain this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. the u.s. has supported saddam out of attacks in yemen disobedience a new push from politicians in washington to end america's involvement in yemen's
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war. we look at the cost of cameroon separatist violence as leaders of an armed we've been prepared to face course accused of treason plots. cory giger what. they call the rap against dictatorship and they stay of their popularity he's kept them out of prison in thailand a. chinese technology company huawei is taking the u.s. government to court it's challenging a federal law which restricts u.s. government agencies from using huawei products it's also accused washington of hacking its service and stealing e-mails the u.s. considers quality products a security threat and says china can use its equipment to spy on federal agencies the u.s. government had said. it's right it has had good servers
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and storage you merril's and schooled these tragedies the u.s. government has never provided and everything is supposed to. that's why we posed these securities direct. the u.s. government is very low and for it to smell good company and it's probably. adrian brown has this update from shannon's and. well as up the ties war way has confirmed it's going to be filing a lawsuit against the u.s. government that was confirmed here at the shenzhen headquarters on thursday when they spoke to the international media they invited selected networks here including al jazeera we heard from six company executives we got legal opinions constitutional opinions and of course their views on security and technology the
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message that while away wanted to convey today i think was this they want to cooperate with the authorities in the united states but they're also up for a fight while way one sits day in court it's determined to get its staying call it wants to clear its name it believes it's been the victim of a prolonged smear came campaign in the united states now in the past chinese business executives were a bit like chinese leaders they rarely spoke to the foreign media but the arrest the detention of mungo while waist chief financial officer in canada has changed all of that and what we're seeing now is a legal and media offensive and here in shenzhen that media offensive has now moved into a new gear. well the u.s. has been suspicious of chinese tech firms for some time now in twenty twelve the congressional panel want to while away and its rivals both posed security threats
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fast forward to last year and as adrian mentions huawei is chief financial officer was arrested in vancouver in january the u.s. justice department filed charges against way and making relating to fraud obstruction of justice and attempted theft of trade secrets but president says he'd consider intervening if it serves national security interests or helps to close a trade deal with china while trump has been fighting a trade offensive against china and others since coming to office promising better deals but the u.s. trade deficit has blown out to its highest level in ten years here's our white house correspondent kimberly how could. the report by the u.s. commerce department stands in stark contrast to what president donald trump said just days ago that you saw trade deficits were down last month the rule is going to for underwater well we'll take your a lot of tariff money and it's going right to the bottom line and it has reduced the trade deficit in reality new data shows the
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trade gap between the united states and china in particular has widened last year by forty three billion to four hundred and nineteen billion it's a result of an increase in exports from china to the united states well exports of u.s. goods dropped. and the u.s. trade gap overall well it's swelled to a ten year six hundred twenty one billion dollar high their numbers not seen since the global financial crisis of two thousand and eight that means quite simply that the united states imports far more goods and services worldwide that it sells this despite promises made by the u.s. president on the campaign trail in two thousand and sixteen that his policies would put america first in the global marketplace the u.s. is currently embroiled in a tit for tat trade war with china posing tariffs to more than two hundred fifty
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billion of chinese goods china hit back with tariffs on a hundred ten billion of u.s. products as the two sides continue to negotiate trump has delayed his threat to impose tariffs on two hundred billion more of chinese imports in the u.s. and in september the white house released this video arguing the tariffs have already had a positive impact we're changing things and we're changing them. but the commerce department numbers suggest a very different trade reality one the u.s. president seems unwilling to acknowledge kimberly health at al-jazeera washington a u.s. congressional committee has been told the white house needs to do more to end the war in yemen the warning comes from expert testimony gathered by members of the house of representatives it says the fighting could create long term instability and pose a future threat to the u.s. alan fischer reports from washington. from the hearing room in washington they
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discussed how to bring an end to almost five years of fighting thousands of kilometers away but this is no detached former war the us is part of the sodium led coalition confronting the fighters and the subcommittee chairman says request to certify the coalition is doing all it can to reduce civilian deaths have been ignored by the trump white house the administration brazenly ignored the february night certification deadline the administration continues to refuse to certify ignoring a law supported by both republicans and democrats the war which escalated dramatically in march twenty fifteen has created the world's worst humanitarian crisis the united nations says twenty four million people need humanitarian assistance fourteen point three million need food and water simply to survive one expert witness told the committee there can be no humanitarian fix without a political solution the humanitarian situation in yemen has sharply declined over
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the course of the war but any amount emergency humanitarian situation solution without a political settlement will not be entering the house of representatives has voted to and u.s. funding for the war in yemen a move donald trump says he'll veto that one human rights activist says there must be an end to armed seems to the saudi coalition says two thousand and fifteen the u.s. has supported saddam attacks in yemen to civilians by sitting millions in bumps and other weapons and providing military and political supports trump administration continues to support the saudis insisting it's an important regional partner especially when combating militants in the area but there's a warning continued involvement is creating future problems for the u.s. this is a four year policy the has failed it has incurred significant cost to the united states generating greater instability and potential new rounds of terrorism in the arabian peninsula both sides agreed. around who did
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a port in yemen in december after a un brokered peace talks while there is optimism that relieved to broader talks there's no sign a political settlement is near and the committee was told us needs to use its influence to get people around the table and the band and bullets as a weed to end the fighting. of washington a palestinian teenager has been killed by israeli fire along the gaza border overnight fighter jets struck several sites belonging to hamas and southern gaza israel's army says it was in response to explosive devices being sent across the border fence while israel central elections committee has disqualified an alliance of palestinian israeli parties from running in next month's elections it follows a petition filed by the prime minister's likud party and two others they cure is the run by a large coalition of supporting violent palestinian resistance and backing
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hezbollah poll suggested it would win four seats in israel's parliament the supreme court will have the final say well but can a fast so is facing a full blown humanitarian crisis according to the u.n. which says almost a million people are in need of urgent help attacks by armed groups and fighting between different tribes and community groups have forced tens of thousands from their homes in the past two months nicholas haq reports. storming a school in the hands of attackers is more than just a training exercise with these soldiers. troops in britain or france or face unprecedented violence led by armed groups in neighboring mali now the attackers threaten areas just hours away from the capital work or do. the troops are already fighting in mali as part of a un peacekeeping mission there are already overstretched ill equipped. well first mission is descending because we can contribute to international mission yes but
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all first mission is to defend your country but the threat comes from within. was a preacher from the northern region of who joined. an armed group based in mali calling on people back home to rise up against their government well go was killed in an airstrike in two thousand and seventeen attacks targeting both civilians and the state are intensifying tearing communities apart. so i want to go russ money now my duty co no relation to have lived side by side russ monies from the mostly tribe from the poll community in generally most people attacked their poll neighbors with machetes and guns after mostly mayor was a gunned down in an attack near by the border. they burnt out of our livestock everything we owned is gone we want justice the most the tribe accused pull herders who criss cross the border between mali and brick enough asta to feed their cattle of supporting armed groups. community members attacked them mostly
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neighbors in retaliation burning entire villages including restaurants home. we sense it was coming i had prepared myself to leave because of the feeling of suspicion quickly turned to hate the desire for violence was in the air it is still so intense. this cycle of violence has not only killed hundreds of people according to the un almost a million people are in need of urgent assistance aid agencies warn it is turning into a humanitarian emergency enough azo has seen recent search in armed attacks that cost one hundred thousand people to flee their homes and how.

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