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i actually had clerk with one of his deputies they were very very gifted they spent two years the interviewed really hundreds of witnesses tens of thousands of documents mr muller stated that he had no outside influence on him from mr trump from the attorney general otherwise that would have distorted his investigatory tactics and conclusions he stated that he did not seek to subpoena mr trump for deposition because he thought what was already in the public domain was sufficient to impute a corrupt intent with regard to many of the activities that are too long to recites and moreover it would result in a legal case that probably would take beyond the two thousand and twenty elections and wasn't worth it so we have at least an investigation that in my judgment could nowhere else in the world be done against the highest and most powerful person in the land no attempt to influence mr muller and remember mr muller was the one when
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he was f.b.i. director he refused permit the f.b.i. to get involved in torture interrogation techniques of the cia when his f.b.i. director who refused to go along with president george w. bush's illegal surveillance and said i'm going to resign so his credibility is very very high which i think makes it very very difficult for the house democrats to say somehow his investigation was compromised but the investigation and the fat report that came out of it doesn't say that the president obstructed justice but it also doesn't exonerate and what could happen now. well i think there is two responses one political one legal you're absolutely right as a pure legal matter for lawyers no it doesn't get him off the hook it's true that the house judiciary committee could say well even if mr lawlor could make up his mind we will and based upon our examination and inferences about corrupt intent we will conclude that mr trump committed obstruction of justice which was an article of impeachment against both clinton and nixon and move forward i don't think that's
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very likely to happen for the reason that i think the american people place a lot more confidence in mr moore's judgment and you're not going to throw out a president based upon an inconclusive decision then you will the house judiciary committee and i believe that's already been indicative of why the majority leader mr stay who are issued a statement says we're not going to do impeachment is going to take too long is too complicated will take us beyond two thousand and twenty we will use this information quite legitimately in the campaign of two thousand and twenty but as a matter of law in the judiciary committee going forward i think this is over so you think this is unlikely to be a process towards impeachment but do you think this is changed the views of the president i mean it suggests he possibly avoided obstructing justice many because of this ignored his own what is. there well that's correct and fact the spin the mr moeller states that in some sense it's kind of ironic mr trump was saved by his
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subordinates who refused to execute you know it his directives it wasn't just his white house counsel donald mcgann there were others as well he's the one who complains people don't follow his orders but he was saved by that those earmarks of kurds and some sense i think when i had worked on the saturday night massacre nixon we created a deterrent to people like john look gann simply following the orders of the president but i do think that all of the things that you legitimately point to that are very ugly if you will about how trump comported himself will be campaign issues i just don't think that they have the legal strength to force to compel or invite the democrats to continue to hold hearings on this i think it will something will they are on the stump and president trump is on surprisingly continuing to insist this is all been a witch hunts. well that's clearly wrong if there's one thing that the mall report shows and i've read most of the four hundred forty eight pages there clearly was
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smoke there and it wasn't fake smoke all timidly there wasn't a fire that satisfied legal standards but there was a whole volume mounds of evidence that were incriminating even if not dispositive of proof of guilt and remember that is what caused trey gowdy he's a very conservative republican a congressman of south carolina before he retired say mr trump if you're innocent why do you act like a guilty person and i think it's also true that many of those who refused mr trump's orders to do wrong also thought that he was involved in some kind of wrongdoing otherwise they wouldn't of bach at executing his orders so it's not a vindication of the personality of mr trump it's a vindication of the system and i think if anything mr trump owes mr moeller an apology for suggesting that he just concocted all of this four hundred forty eight pages no there's real evidence there for sign a form a united states associate deputy attorney general thanks for being with us again on
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how sarah. well plenty more ahead for you on the news hour including human rights groups expressed concern after a course in bahrain revoked the nationality of one hundred thirty eight people following a mass trial plus. it's called at night and hot in the day it's really difficult to live in a tent losing everything they own millions of flood survivors in iran don't know how they'll recover and rebuild. and unschooled u.k. football stars are set to boycott social media to protest racial abuse will be here with the details. of the un envoy for libya is warning of a broader escalation in fighting in the south as clashes continue for further north near the capital. says there's a deadlock between warring sides south of tripoli fighters loyal to the un
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recognized government have launched a new campaign in the south against. the un security council mess an emergency session to discuss the battle for control of tripoli but it failed to agree on a draft resolution calling for a ceasefire we need to have this reserve urgently we meet we need to send this very very strong message to the population that it starts fruit when you hear. rockets falling into civilian quarters we need to strong and strong voice from new york al-jazeera. has the latest from tripoli. forces loyal to the world lord holy for have to manage it to recapture. seventy seven hundred kilometers to the south from the capital tripoli that's after forces loyal to the you could notice the government briefly took control of it to end
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in tripoli the government forces managed to push have this forces back beyond the disused to tripoli international airport and meanwhile have those warplanes targeted the government forces locations. for fighters one of them is in critical condition on the political level there's also a development on the political level as the interior minister. the government fed him bush ever stated that the ministry of interior is suspending all relations with france in terms of security and training get fields that's because as he says france is a major supporter of. the warlords have to also in tripoli the military the military general prosecutor issued an arrest warrant against several officers in the east including the warlord have to himself for their involvement
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their arrest warrants has for their involvement in targeting civilian areas in tripoli including the only this the only operational airport in the city in may to get airport and also it is eventually areas in tripoli city center which killed several innocent civilians. well huge crowds continue gathering in sudan outside the military headquarters where a citizen has been staged for the last two weeks protesters are demanding the immediate return of civilian rule following the overthrow of president omar bashir last thursday a representative of russia's president has met sudan's military rulers follows a visit from a high level delegation from saudi arabia and the united arab emirates earlier this week valis at the protest and sent us this update from cutting. i am at the fringe of this modeste of this it in and you can see behind me the headquarters of the military and the crowds decided today to show how many people they can still
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bring to the streets because yesterday they have submitted a list of demands to the military council including the creation of a civilian government and i civilian the presidential council instead of the military council wants to. put them in the prison of the. last government but. we are here. and we want unity we are here to see the crater trying. to show the word we are not for me here. we need to pull. back into the prison we need to be. free to. right now some of them they are not in the prison. they have called it the march of the millions. every single component of the city's
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professional professional society an article it is to do this march. the message is united and the gist of it is that the sudanese ministers tablet from the history of sudan they have said to have allusions stolen in the past by the military mission and today they want to make sure that they don't leave the streets. they see the fruits of the solution until we see a good lead. in this country. molly's prime minister has resigned along with his entire government for weeks after a massacre of more than one hundred fifty hurt is president abraham who backers office has accepted the government's resignation the herders were killed by members of a rival ethnic group we'll bring you more on that as we get it. well the un's human rights chief says a mass trial in bahrain failed to comply with international standards on fairness amnesty international says choose days hearing was
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a mockery of justice one hundred and thirty nine people were jailed for processing to form a so-called bahraini hezbollah with links to iran's revolutionary guard all but one of them had their citizenship revoked the shia majority in bahrain has been revolting for years against the island the island sunni monarchy riviere shamdasani as a spokeswoman for the u.n. high commissioner for human rights she says it's difficult to conduct a mass trial fairly. very very it's very difficult to have full respect for the due process rights and for them to be calling quality of our air defense and the prosecution have equal resources. to present a case. we have heard that you know many of these people who were convicted they were represented and only some of them were not able to get lawyers at their genes that. many of them are actually shyness and that they were not present in the court
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mandated regime to they sort of rulings and what have you even sense is that this was a mass trial using a very broad and very counter-terrorism law that many many rats mechanism's over the years the government's not to central review not only were people convicted and sentenced to somewhere between three years and. most of them all and their nationality govt and this is not office times it's happened in bahrain in fact since two thousand and seven hundred eighty people have had their nationality . now turkmenistan has been ranked the most dangerous country in the world for journalists to do their job and norway is the safest the campaign group reporters without borders has published its annual league table of press freedom worldwide or about manly has the details. for the first time in three years korea has been replaced as the world's most dangerous country for journalists turkmenistan now
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tops the world rankings president kirchner and goody brought him a command of his run the former soviet republic for twelve years with what its critics describe as an iron fist. the government controls all media journalists or press and the internet is highly censored essentially leaving a media blackout rules. syria remains another dangerous zone for journalists but reporters without borders says journalists worldwide are up against an intense climate of fear and danger to press freedom campaigners say bahrain egypt and saudi arabia stepped up repression of the media censorship has increased in the saudi kingdom since the murder of jamal khashoggi last october journalists in egypt can't do their job without fear of imprisonment al-jazeera journalist mahmud hussein who spent more than two years in jail without trial al-jazeera denies egyptian
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government accusations of broadcasting false news to spread chaos the world's biggest jailer of journalists is turkey called the fake is the enemy of the people and they are they are the enemy of the us president donald trump has often had a rocky relationship with the media a b.b.c. cameraman was attached to the trump support rally in texas a couple of months ago and bomb threats to consent to media outlets for the first year the united states slipped into the orange which is the problematic category of countries it was also in two thousand and eighteen for the first time ever on the. short list of deadliest countries for journalists in the world and that was following the massacre in the capital because that news room in maryland mexico remains one of the board's deadliest countries be journalists at least ten more murders that last year some of the thousands who've lost their lives in gang violence. the report says one of the price is in tears here since becoming
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prime minister and here to. introduce widespread reforms including releasing prisoners and dropping charges against media outlets the feeling of safety and security the ethiopian journalists has improved to the envy of many of their colleagues worldwide. al-jazeera lots more still ahead on al-jazeera thousands of jobs on the line in india as one of the country's biggest private adeline's grounds it's free. back in ninety one with indonesian president and his rival. both claimed victory in the election. and then in sports can anyone stop the king of play action from the mounting holocaust.
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how i was still got plenty of disturbed weather into eastern parts of the united states eastern areas of canada as well that plow spin sliding its way through these the severe storms that have been rattling across the eastern side of texas through a z m a mississippi alabama running right up the appalachians flooding concerns north of the border to into a quick back and maybe some heavy rain around here as we go through fridays and not just the the the ice melts the our store we're looking at some pavey right on top of that so a big concern really heavy rain possibility of some tornadoes. well but it's but just down towards the panhandle through the eastern seaboard as we go on through friday process guys come back a bit high cold enough in chicago temperatures are seven degrees celsius it warms up for chicago as we go through saturday clout away slowly moving away from the eastern seaboard still some pretty wet weather up towards new york new england eastern parts of canada some rights are coming into central areas of canada still
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a little bit of a wintry mix just around the mountain states but dry weather come back in i was towards the west coast dry for a good part of the caribbean but that weather that we have a round the florida panhandle it comes right down across the gulf into the yucatan peninsula on jirus guatemala think out and right all moving further east. to me it was clear to intelligence gathering exercise my hands were shackled got my back i don't put over the head off into this interrogation technique one by one and he said if you speak cut your throat muslim bag tells his life story and his life changing experience at one time obey. it was. heartbreaking. the confession a witness documentary on al-jazeera. in syria citizens are
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collecting evidence of your particular shot of crimes committed against civilians you've moved out of syria and there are six hundred thousand pages of material so that one day they can bring the outside regime to justice it puts a human face on the charges it's a dead human face but it's a human tricks syria witnesses for the prosecution on al-jazeera. hello again i'm. reminded of the news this hour offensive version of the report into whether u.s. president trumps twenty sixteen presidential campaign colluded with russia says it
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found no such evidence but it doesn't clear him of obstruction of justice u.s. attorney general william paul released the edited reports on thursday. president trump has declared total victory but democrats want trump's attorney general to testify before congress the u.s. house judiciary committee says they also want access to the full unedited version of the report. the u.n. security council has failed to agree on a draft resolution calling for a ceasefire and libya has been fighting near the capital tripoli between pfizer's loyal to the u.n. recognized government and warlord khalifa haftar pro-government five has also launched an offensive against in the south. more now on a developing story out of mali where the prime minister has resigned along with his entire government for weeks after a massacre of more than one hundred fifty hurt is president abraham his office has accepted the government's resignation the head as were killed by members of
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a rival ethnic group well al jazeera is nicholas hock joins us on the phone now from neighboring senegal nic tell us a little more about whether this was a surprise. well in fact it wasn't actually a surprise we've seen massive rallies like thousands of somalians trip to the streets of marco on april fifth and the following day the protests that we have been in since one nine hundred ninety one when there was no test for democracy and really people took to the streets asking for a new government asking for change now we know that back in august a very broker kato was reelected and the result the outcome of those elections were contested by many people of the opposition but those who took to the streets weren't members of the opposition only the richest people protesting. in regards of the rising cost of living i mean in the last year the cost of food has risen by twenty percent so there's legitimate concerns among mali and that the government
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aren't addressing key issues for mali it's a notably the issue in the north of mali the instability and the dettori detail ration and the security situation that we've seen in mali you know we were there just three weeks ago in the north of the country job where you have forces from from thirty nations trying to root out these insurgent groups in the north of mali but the fear is for a lot of analysts and a lot of people who are watching money is that this insurgency is turning into ethnic violence just three weeks ago we saw the poll community down this is an ethnic group there said semiautomatic people living in mali and they were attacked by neighboring villagers and they were attacked because some member of the villagers believe that the pope community are supporting some of these insurgent groups so the fear is that mali is really. that that the situation is
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deteriorating security wise and it's really kind of keeping it within society and so that's why you had thousands of mali and. taking to the streets and it can that no surprise about you know the president a great move our kate i was faced with no other solution but to to to ask for the resignation of his government but this is clear that there's a call for change that will be interesting to see that this to come is that whether or not this resignation will actually appear at p.s.v. the mountie protest against the government there in mali. nicholas this not only escalating things here and here she is and brought dissatisfaction with government now i think potentially a whole new government what happens now procedurally and will there be elections what happens next. well the constitution of mali is such that the president has to name a new prime minister and of course that will be pressure for him to pick someone
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from the opposition not someone from it can someone that's fresh like to my life big who was the main contender against president break through her cage during the last election in august and she you know he called the heat that the actual results were rigged in favor of rebranding her kid and that's something that many observers will want to see is a is more of a of a government that that takes him to get into consideration people from the opposition in order to appease this popular movement against the government and against the prime group of arcadia he's he's a you know he's a veteran politician he's been around for a long long time but for the majority of the people in mali the majority of them are are under the age of twenty they are young people they want to see change in the people that rule from them and the brain bloc archetype does not represent this change so there's real call for something new to come up with so of course there is
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a chance that someone that he will pick someone from the opposition to just to create a new government but then the fear is is will this this governor. be able to to address the grievances the real grievances that people have like prices and did to charity exacerbation interests as the security situation in mali nicholas will say across all those developments and mali for us thank you nick. well a senior u.n. official has urged countries to help thousands of children stuck in a camp and northeastern syria after fleeing eisel the u.n. says children should be treated as victims and solutions must be decided in their best interest regardless of age or gender according to unicef the al whole camp houses about three thousand children a far and i saw fighters from forty three countries conditions at the camp a dire more than fifty five children have died there since december and staying in syria fuel shortages are bringing life to a halt for many people living in government controlled areas u.s.
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sanctions are being blamed for the crisis then a hotter has more from beirut. the queues for petrol are kilometers long and often it's not available in areas under the syrian government's control the authorities are rationing subsidised fuel last week it was twenty liters every two days now the cap is twenty liters every five days the government says it's short of oil and fuel because of western sanctions on syria and u.s. sanctions on its ally iran. it has been six months since tankers last arrived at syria's port officials say they are being prevented from passing through this ways canal the canals controlled
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by egypt and it denies that accusation but iran like syria is a target of u.s. sanctioned reducing its influence in the region damascus to suit they are facing an economic war the oil industry used to provide twenty five percent of the government's revenues before the war it used to export half of its production this sector has since suffered losses the government lost control of its main oil and gas field. are in the northeast an area under the control of the u.s. backed kurdish led syrian democratic forces. controlled region is bordered to the north by turkey and to the east by iraqi kurds they aren't friendly neighbors that is why unofficial trade with the syrian government particularly in oil has been vital for the economy but there are reports from damascus that the u.s. is pressuring its allies to stop the trade. this year the government gets one third of its all of. the. oil to
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reach government areas as the pressure it's even denies having business dealings with the government. before the war syria was able to meet its fuel needs now officials say the amount of oil produced in government areas is short of what it needs by almost one hundred forty thousand barrels a day it's a serious challenge for the government as economic hardships have been feeding into public discontent. route. flooding has devastated large parts of iran affecting some ten million people i would say water levels rise so quickly they lost everything. volunteers are doing what they can to help. the river near this village had been rising all night people here say the floods came around sunrise they scrambled to higher ground with no time to save anything but themselves now they're scrambling for handouts. for those who've lost
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everything even a pair of shoes is precious. these women say younger stronger people take everything leaving nothing for the weak. generations of people have been living in for one hundred years and moving closer to the water even the oldest say they've never seen floods so bad the rains were a reminder the path of the river is older than anything else here a few weeks ago all this was underwater now half the houses will never be rebuilt and. we must move somewhere else in the past the river was not this big but now it has come to the village the government won't give permission to build houses anymore. around four hundred people live in this village and it took the river only a few hours to swallow up half of it no one here could tell us how long it might take to recover after the water level went down the villagers were able to come back to their homes and start the enormous task of cleaning up this mound of mud
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that was at one point actually inside this house and if you come into the house you can get a sense of how bad the situation actually was when the flooding was happening this brown line running across the wall almost to the ceiling that's how high the water level got inside this house. volunteers have come to help but some houses are too far gone others completely washed away. one woman a widow said it took years to make a home of her own she still. lose half of what she borrowed to build a house in which she can no longer live. your game you're on to bring us being spit we just want a house we bring water food and everything but we don't have a house so this things can not replace our home they gave me a ten bates not safe to live in a tent. all over the country many people are having similar experiences survivors living among the debris of the things they've lost so. it's cold at night and hot
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in the day it's really difficult to live in a tent. for now people are getting help but say what they need most are new places to live so they can stop living by the road in tents overlooking broken homes and the river that broke them same bus robbie old zero zero untold village in lauriston province iran. the pakistani prime minister has resettled his cabinet less than a year after taking office iran can announce ten appointments including a new finance minister he will focus on negotiating a loan deal with the i.m.f. to help ease the debt crisis and police have fired tear gas at protest as an indian administered kashmir as millions voters in the second phase of india's election kashmiri separatist leaders called for a boycott of the votes most polling stations in the regional capital appear to deserted. sixteen thousand employees of what was india's second
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largest airline have rallied in the capital new delhi calling on the government to help save their jobs jet airways has grounded all flights because it's run out of money reports from new delhi. they're fighting for their livelihoods these jet airways employees haven't been paid in months some not since last august and been taking a toll on them and their families education of children suffering parents is is not you know they can get off the way it was because all the introduces and things. before i thought that we might retire from here you see here is my son is also injured he's also flying as a pilot so if i were to drill a drill get into this situation i wouldn't have brought him in this. once considered india's premier private airline it suffered financial difficulties for
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years coming close to collapse in two thousand and thirteen until the hot airways bought a twenty four percent stake in fusing you cash and life into the airline but new low cost domestic carriers have continued to eat into jet airways market share and profits formally announce the first and jets founder well was forced to step down from the board in march after being criticised for continuing to spend on planes in premier landing slots as the airlines debts were piling up. for passengers in india at the grounding of jet is expected to lead to higher airfares but aviation analysts say that will be temporary and is one of the. growing. that is the most. in some. not even seen that kind of growth so i don't see that more than four to six months. later. the capacity gap. but. that's little comfort for the tens of thousands of jet
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employees who stuck with the company despite working on paid from the day i've joined so many of them has given everything to us and things a lot of things it seems are which we really don't know what happened it's been very uncertain my guess and loyalty still remains the same because of these times because it is the former governor many hope their years of service in what was commonly considered a dream job would not have been anyone with a flight booking received a cancellation email early on thursday the airline will now have to wait for the outcome of a round of bidding by potential buyers on may tenth to get an idea of what the future may be in the meantime jet airways employees can only wait and hope the airline will take off again. new delhi. and in asia as president and his rival. have both claimed victory in wednesday's election the final results way you know until next month have appealed for calm after some supporters of to be on to.

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