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declared the special counsel and the russian collusion investigations surrounding his campaign unconstitutional and in the event that the special counsel claims that trump acted illegally it won't matter for a president who is convinced that he can pardon himself i'm bored go off in berlin this is the day. let me tell you it is a plot line we need to take it that he said it is not just looking the same kind of exercise not for the little we have to be honest with you then understanding the ins and outs of north korea trade policy and what that letter thank you know you get your house and senate be under tremendous tremendous pressure. president chavez no need to do that you do anything wrong president the united states. pardoning himself would just be unthinkable and it would it would it would lead to probably
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an immediate impeachment. also coming up tonight they fled boko haram in northern nigeria now even the brothels where they worked are being bulldozed. i would doubt that it's you know that's got to be unwinnable even i did not write what the government is doing to us. many of us have to resort to prostitution to survive. if they destroy everything here they should give us all new jobs or find us men to marry people going i was a little. or we begin the day with a presidential pass on constitutional checks and balances today u.s. president went full throttle to get special counsel robert muller and his investigation into possible collusion between the truck campaign and russia for months trump has called the investigation a witch hunt today he took on the role of the supreme court and declared the entire office of the special counsel illegal truck tweeted that the appointment of the
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special counsel is totally unconstitutional despite that we play the game because i unlike the democrats have done nothing wrong but did not stop there the chatter in washington about moeller possibly sending a subpoena for the president and the possibility of the president lying under oath apparently led trump to expand the president's powers to pardon like never before earlier today he tweeted as has been stated by numerous legal scholars i have the absolute right to pardon myself but why would i do that when i have done nothing wrong in the meantime the never ending witch hunt led by thirteen very angry and conflicted democrats and others continues into the major. which arms critics warn that a constitutional crisis is in the making with impeachment and or
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a case before the supreme court the end result but for trump's sarah gets the politics of confrontation are long overdue and that brings us to trump's top diplomat here in germany now just a month on the job in berlin ambassador richard grinnell has managed to raise a few eyebrows either by telling german businesses to get out of iran or by praising austria's new prime minister for his coalition government with the far right but it is his recent interview with trump friendly breitbart news that has the government here talk greeno is quoted in that breitbart interview as saying i absolutely want to empower other conservatives throughout europe other leaders i think there is a ground swell of conservative policies that are taking hold because of the failed policies of the left. well on capitol hill in washington
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a plenty of tweets and criticism for the ambassador congressman chris murphy today twee did when i raised concerns to grinnell about politicizing this post he personally is sure to me that once he became embassador he would stay out of politics this interview is awful ambassadors are not supposed to empower any political party overseas. for diplomats are supposed to refrain from taking sides especially in party politics that may be why germany's foreign ministry says that the ambassador will have to explain his words on wednesday during a scheduled meeting and will is calling this criticism absurd and he's doing that via twitter d.w. news has reached out to the u.s. embassy and requested an interview with ambassador grinnell he has so far declined our offer. for more on this story we're going to take it on both sides of
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the atlantic i'm joined now by clear richardson from our washington studio and right here in berlin falvey unfunded mark at our parliamentary studios to both of you good evening fabio and let me start with you the visit of the u.s. ambassador to the german foreign ministry on wednesday we know that that was already scheduled but this interview will certainly change the agenda and it's going to change the tone isn't. well germany's certainly not amused by these remarks at grinnell but on the other hand i believe the german diplomats know how to be diplomatic so i guess that they will first of all ask him how he actually mend these remarks and then they probably will point out the importance of good u.s. german relations and maybe they will also gently remind him then of his role as an investor to germany i don't think that we'll get that they will go as far as to mention that he actually broke the vi and the convention under which diplomats
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could not interfere into domestic affairs of a country they could but i don't think that they would go that far but i mean it's a very good point that you make there there are rules there are agreements here that have to be respected claire let's go back a month or so to the swearing in of ambassador grinnell by the u.s. vice president take a look rick president trump in our country with your experience and your integrity you will help make this historic and enduring friendship between the united states and germany stronger than ever before all right very reassuring words there from vice president pena it's clear is ambassador is he the conductor of the trunk train that's rolling into your. hi brant this certainly fits the mold of a recent series of american foreign policy decisions that seem to have alienated some of its closest allies and the big concern around all of these comments from
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grinnell is that it might show that the trump administration favors supporting right wing nationalist groups in europe and forming some kind of international alliance with him now it's so problematic because it is being seen as a breach in the unwritten rule that american ambassadors are not meant to take a political stance that they are meant to be neutral representatives of the american people and it's worth remembering that richard cornell's confirmation to this post was stalled for all for months as democrats took issue with comments he made about women about his harassment of journalists over twitter and in fact the post was left empty for sixteen months before he was finally able to be confirmed just last month another way we've seen him potentially toe trumps line where his comments about nato saying that germany needed to get serious about its commitments to the alliance and that of course is referring to the common grievance of donald trump's that germany does not meet the suggested two percent of g.d.p. spending toward nato. we sold the tweet from congressman murphy from.
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the ambassador has there been more young children in the you were for or against the. sure there's been general outrage again over the fact that it's not the role of an ambassador to take political stands to meddle in the internal affairs of foreign nations particularly their host country and we heard the press secretary sarah sanders say today that the white house has no updates on this front as of yet we also have the state department responded to a request for a comment saying that that ambassador grinnell has clarified his comments via twitter he indeed did come out and say the idea that he did doris candidates and parties is ridiculous but then he went on to say that this was an awakening of the silent majority and that those who reject the elites and their bubble led by trump so they've it's pretty clear that the state department itself is also trying to distance itself from these comments and move on from what we've seen in this
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interview and we know. he has praised the conservative movement across europe do we know we've he includes the four roy of the party here in germany do we know does the. euro postable l.-y. in burns who are no. but so far he hasn't mentioned the he directly embraces appreciations who could still be seen a center right as for example spawn who is a massive critic but in her own a conservative party and he also said that he's a big fan of the bust encodes who is the all austrian childs they're also conservative politician but who is governing with a far right party the freedom party in germany. per cell for itself hasn't supported grinnell so far but that might have a different reason and like most of other. parties in europe.
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rather sees itself as a pro russian party rather than pro america there's a very good points and like we said we have extended an invitation to the ambassador we would certainly be happy to have him on the show to talk about this maybe he'll say yes eventually are evolving from there mark here in berlin and clear richardson on the story for us in washington to both of you thank you. where ever the israeli prime minister pays a visit in europe there is bound to be disagreement over the iran nuclear deal today but yahoo was here in berlin to meet with german chancellor angela merkel that was their first meeting since the united states pulled out of the iran nuclear deal mr netanyahu was traveling across europe lobbying governments to take a tougher line on tehran. it's no ordinary day when israel's prime minister visits
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berlin police were on the highest alert and there were demonstrations by both pro and anti israel groups but it's the timing of the visit that's most crucial iran is high on netanyahu is agenda more specifically iran nuclear deal german chancellor angela merkel would like to see the agreement remain intact netanyahu thinks president trump was right when he withdrew from the deal netanyahu is calling on machall and her european counterparts to reimpose sanctions on iran. we cannot let pressure economic sanctions on iran break loose cash machine that feeds me really an empire that endangers everybody and dangers israel but indirectly also in dangerous germany and europe netanyahu claims that iran finances its fight against israel with the money and the terror around is continuing its work on a nuclear bomb. macko objected maintaining that the nuclear deal has ensured transparency. but she did see some danger in iran's nuclear ambitions and promised
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to work against the. talks nonetheless we believe that we share the goal of preventing iran ever having nuclear weapons and where we have differences of opinion is the question of how do we best achieve that and get out of this. despite their differences machall and netanyahu emphasize the good relationship that two countries enjoy and announced a visit by the german government to israel in october. on joint you know the big table by our political editor of the helicopter nurses on the story for us tonight so. yahoo we know that they agreed that there could be no nuclear weapon in iran but they seemed to it's almost impossible for them to find common ground on reaching that position what is there. is there has been human netanyahu always saw the iran nuclear deal as part of the problem whereas most european union states
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including previously also the u.s. china russia i mean they are not going to agree on anything really they see this as part of solace in the case of the united states as part of the solution of trying to hem in iran basically giving it some economic incentives in exchange for buying time and this is what finishing al mapped out once again that buying time simply wasn't enough for him because he firmly believes and he provided what he says evidence that iran was off to a nuclear bomb it would still trying to achieve and he cited the ayatollah how many . once again stating that israel was quote accounts that needed to be removed so when he saw himself confirmed that just this week and we know that he's going across europe lobbying these countries the signatories of the iran nuclear deal he wants them to get tougher on iran but he obviously he didn't she. germany's opinion
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he didn't change the chancers mind so was the visit for nothing when it comes to iran. well in terms of iran both for so relaxed because they know exactly where they stand and they knew that there really was absolutely agree to disagree previously but at the same time getting tough on iran is something that european countries including germany wanted to do basically what i call the french president which was the next stop at any minute and yahoo and the german chancellor agreed on when there was still hope of rescuing this deal of keeping the americans on board was too often additional agreement that would also address the ballistic missiles that iran has which are becoming more of an imminent threat to the israelis feel particular also under threat by iran being present in syria currently so that could have been added on where is the israelis to keep doing this now who saw this as a reason to not continue this nuclear deal and what about mideast peace they
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mentioned the tuesday solution yet again today. well the german chancellor angela merkel restates this time and time again within minutes and you know there was a time where there was some some doubt over whether he would still publicly celebs that this is what he really aims for politically he we see it stated that once again today but of course there are question marks looking at the settlement policy just a couple of days ago we saw once again the german foreign ministry actually calling the israelis not to go ahead with yet another settlement project in a territory that is still seen as an international occupied by israel so here both really don't see eye to eye at the same time they know that there is a firm commitment to the israelis and netanyahu once again say that he was grateful for germany's support for guaranteeing israeli security so when he they in terms of values i mean it is the only democracy in the middle east. clear lines of
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communication and also clear agreement on how a states it function so this is the israelis as the odd one out still in the region it's just and it's not a mind of point that they see a very big difference in what could be a first step towards at least talking about peace once again says it could be would be simple if only the palestinians recognized the israeli state but we know it isn't we know it is that's exactly right it's all right to our chief political editor mcculloch affair on the story for us tonight thank you. for four years in northeastern nigeria has been the front line of the fight between the state and boko haram is the most militant these you hardest are mainly active in borno state and even controlled large parts of the capital my degree for a while three years ago the army drove them out well since then illegal hotels and
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one of the city's red light districts have come back to life catering to among others soldiers deployed in the area where now the government has begun to demolish these businesses prompting fears of unemployment amongst the locals. it was early morning when the bulldozers moved in. in just a few hours and entire neighborhood in borno state capital my degree was demolished . trying to move managed to rescue his valuables from this guest house just in time. these yeah is though i live in all our families. school fees like me. but no money from bank to put to in order. five to six months. notice to back out now if you. never. paid them.
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after. twenty gassed houses and hotels were destroyed a few blocks away from the former headquarters of boko haram. the islamist militants were forced out of the city three years ago. since than local say prostitution has been in the area not least use of the ongoing deployment of government soldiers in the surrounding region. who are the situation in the country and east which is yetunde where a lot of military. displaced has been shut down. who are still just going from bush to converse with because someone who's married who has been with us where friend enough. to push for more than three four months to me considered stone his wife is not he's one of this lady and he can go on the street discipline. the state government refutes those claims that maintains they have been repeated cases of
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rape and drug abuse recently and that even minors have been found in nice hotels. this is a criminal zone it is a flashpoint situation and drugs illegal not only in the state anywhere in that area and that for those people that are drinking alcohol this did actually what. place is approved for the alcohol this is not one of them you could see that this is a residential area where people are supposed to seat peacefully. despite sharia law or in force in these parts the red light district has flourished. however it's demolition is dividing opinion. the situation is a blessing yes on our watch course on we are we are we are part of children we are born babies are dying doesn't bother me so when they grow there will just practice what they are seeing on the ground i have a low life honestly what the government is doing is not fair no one on earth can
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show sinners the true path. only god that's for god to do a not for people i look what your position is that would lead one to so some walks to so by. but since the unrest began seven years ago what has been hard to find. hundreds of thousands of refugees have pooled into mine to go to. sign up mohammed is one of them. i went out. and i did not write what the government is doing to us many of us have to resort to prostitution to survive. if they destroy everything here they should give us all new jobs or find us men to marry. more than it does the many people here are wondering if demolishing the entire area is really a long time solution to the problem or what the prosecution will just move to other
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parts of the town. or german national team coach york can live as an els his final world cup squad ahead of this month's tournament in russia he had to whittle it down to twenty three players a tough task when the pool to draw from happens to be the reigning world champion it's. all the hard work in germany's training camp came down to this day coach rocking live had to cut four players and bring their world cup dream a tough job in trying to be a key bonsa the not was incredibly close i think it was the money and if it had been no one hundred made friends at the olympics that was the money you'd be seeded for and you would want to go to look at it i initially to see whose night it was in france and then if on an. the outfield players gave a headache before he sent home. you're not. on the sonic leroy sunny's exclusion was particularly surprising the forward had
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a sensational season with premier league champions manchester city jonathan toews expected to get cut while strike in newspapers and had been a surprise inclusion and lives for eliminate. meanwhile undisputed number one manuel neuer proved his fitness meaning badly no will stay at home. you know squat has a group chat and. going home during the will compound an option i know not just the character of that was like as a living and i'm fighting cocteau. the dream is over for the fool to opposing players the remaining twenty three it's only just begun. from our sports desk here at the big table with this tonight max let's start let's start with this big surprise the shocking news for soccer fans why has the coach left so no way out yet it is a very strange decision i mean live has his favorites and live can be very ruthless
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disregarding club form in favor of loyalty in previous performances in the germany shut sunny season has just been incredible fourteen goals nineteen assists the still such a young player and he won the p.f.a. young player of the year award in england where he's playing that's voted by by his fellow players so he's clearly held in high regard and the likes of gareth bale going out and wayne rooney with previous recipients of this award and he's also actually has the highest transfer value of anyone in the germany squad so it's strange to me he played in the six of the last seven germany games didn't impress so you could argue yes he hasn't been doing so well in the german shot but this undoubted quality that and the play that he's picked ahead of him also hasn't really performed in a germany shirt i think your king live might have been a little bit peeved that sunday i like to have some surgery last summer when the warm up to the world cup the confederations cup was was played. on i didn't feature because of that but twitter has been trending with
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a hash tag so i'm not alone in this all of football in germany surprised by the way what about goalkeeper manuel neuer i mean he's not the you know the youngest player on the pitch right but he made the cut yeah i mean there was a lot of question. his fitness he hasn't had a competitive match since september that is until saturday when he feel examine the friendly against also yet and he lets in two goals but he also made a couple of key saves and you can't really fault him for the goals that will let him so he proved to live that he was match fit in this performance and go on to the ticket and he is the captain as well he has featured for him a lot in the past so i think he gets special treatment head of some younger players see if we get we get about forty five seconds if we look at the final twenty three where do you see the weaknesses are there i mean they've got an embarrassment of riches really do germany but if you single out a few positions left back as one you want to play is that he's made that position his own despite being relegated with cologne the season's so not a good season for him and perhaps in the center forward position as well we see if
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the players cut him the pages and was left out he for me could have been a vice a lot since from the bench as it is it's only team of anna and mario gomez two very different players in admittedly but neither of them completely inspired me with it but it's really compared to four years ago this squad as good as. some really good i think fully is a bit will solve it ok. thank you very much always good to have you here thank you for the day is nearly done but as ever the conversation continues online you'll find us on twitter either at g.w. news or you can write to me brant got teed up for you to use that hash tag the day and remember whatever happens between now and then tomorrow is another day we'll see them.
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