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this is d.w. news live from berlin the u.s. president claims vindication there was no good more drug sure the most ridiculous thing i've ever heard there was no collusion with the russians donald trump is triumphant after a probe by the u.s. special counsel concludes that there was no evidence that trump campaign colluded with russia to influence the twenty sixteen presidential vote but completely off the hook we'll get analysis from our correspondent in washington also coming up the
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stricken cruise ship viking sky reaches shore safely tonight hundred passengers and crew who were still on course or find a harrowing night in stormy conditions off norway's coast hundreds of people were airlifted to safety on the ship are still a taxi. omarion evanston welcome to the program no collusion no obstruction complete and total exoneration that's what president donald trump tweeted after the justice department released a summary of the report by a special counsel robert muller here are two crucial passages from that summary provided by attorney general william bar. the special counsel's investigation did not find that the trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or court
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made it with russia and its efforts to influence the twenty sixteen u.s. presidential election deputy attorney general rod rosenstein and i have concluded that the evidence developed during the special counsel's investigation is not sufficient to establish that the president committed an obstruction of justice offense summary also stays that while the report does not conclude that the president committed a crime it also does not exonerate him. helen humphrey is following all these developments from washington for us and she joins us now so helena what else can you tell us about this summary of robert muller's report. it was a very brief summary it was only a full page letter which we received from the attorney general we involved we imagine of course that the justice department. essential obtained a tome of documents this investigation of course from miller took over six hundred
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days to complete but this letter says that it found no evidence of weighting collusion between donald trump his aides and russia during the twenty sixteen presidential campaign it did not draw an out right conclusion into obstruction of justice but remember that the president never actually sat down with special counsel robert mueller during this investigation for a one on one interview now mother has also said that he will not exonerate exonerate excuse me the presidential nor indict him with this report and to critics i think it will be said that he essentially passed the buck to the attorney general william barr who has said also that you know he is not indicting the president as is the recommendation of the department of justice i should say to not press charges against a sitting president but that's what we know from this document this full page brief summary now of course many calls for the full release of the long awaited motor
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report well helena what's been the president's response to this. the president was uncharacteristically quiet on his top form of choice twitter over the weekend it was only once that reports that brief summary was out that we eventually every day to hear from him in person he's been in maryland go in his florida resort he came out onto the tarmac as he was repairing support his plane back to washington d.c. he clearly felt vindicated he had something to want and he did take a listen to what he had to say there was no collusion with russia the most ridiculous thing i've ever heard there was no collusion with the russian there was no ups truck here and none whatsoever. and it was a complete and total exoneration. it's a shame that our country had to go through this. to be honest it's
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a shame that your president has had to go through this poor before i even got elected it began. and it began to illegally and hopefully somebody is going to look at the other side this was and the illegal takedown that failed and hopefully somebody is going to be looking at the other side so it's complete. exoneration no collusion no obstruction thank you very much thank you that was the president speaking as he prepares to board that plane back to washington d.c. let's do a quick fact check right off the back of what the president had to say yes the report did say that it found no collusion however and we must repeat what i said that he had not chosen to exonerate him and his findings contradicting the president's a citation of this being a total exoneration that said it was
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a very strong statement there from the president i think it'll play out very well to his voter base to those who have long said that this was a witch hunt. but helena what about the president's critics what about to democrats what if they've been saying in response. release the money report is essentially the cut and thrust of what the democrats have to say it's really interesting to see now who is coming out and saying that we've already heard from. the senate we've also heard from elizabeth warren senator remember of course these are two people who are campaigning to be on the democratic presidential ticket so potentially we could see release the motor report or i release the report i think even becoming a key campaign issue but many democrats are now saying that they want access to every inch of this report including all of the transcripts the interviews if any wiretaps for example were allowed to take place from that grand jury they will want to comb through it themselves and one of the reasons for that is i think is because
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gerry napal of the chairman of the house judiciary committee points out it is very difficult actually when it comes to obstruction of justice to be clear on what constitutes that so they will want to go through it themselves and they've said that they will essentially if they do not obtain access to it you subpoena power to look at those documents in the coming weeks potentially even subpoenaing the special counsel robert mueller himself. well none of that said i mean even if you know the report or the summary of the court does not say that the president is exonerated the bottom line is that the conclusion is that there was no collusion so can trump just sit back and say this was a good day and can his supporters just relax now. i suppose his backers will say that it's a good day for the president it's a good day for them let it be said that this is a land line in the sand i think
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a moment in history when we talk about the presidency before and after the mother reports certainly he will be talking about this it's been indications from him and he will be saying to his detractors that he was the target of a big hoax a witch hunt and he will mobilize that way twenty twenty twenty twenty campaign message going forward saying look what they did to me but i think we have to now look more into that report and understand you know exactly what was uncovered whether it be criminal activity which of course they have said does not exist but potentially misdemeanors which do not reflect well on the president helen humphrey reporting from washington we thank you very much for that. let's get you up to speed now on some of the other stories making news around the world. thailand's first election in five years looks headed for a surprise outcome but most of the votes counted the military supported party led
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by former army chief holds a slim lead over the type party linked to former prime minister taksin shinawatra the final results are expected on monday. a political rally in istanbul by turkey's pro kurdish h d p party has attracted tens of thousands of people kurds hope to play a decisive role in local elections next sunday the governing a k party held a joint event with a nationalist party next week's vote is a key test for president recha tie affair to one. members of australia and new zealand's indigenous communities have come together in sydney to show solidarity with the victims of last week's going to tax on two mosques in christchurch new zealand has announced it will hold a national remembrance service on march twenty ninth for the fifty people who were killed in the attacks. the mozambican government says half
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a million people have been affected by the devastating cycle and he die more than seven hundred have been confirmed dead after the storm raged across mozambique symbolic way and malawi but the true death toll is believed to be much higher efforts are still underway to assist survivors. now british prime minister theresa may has been holding crisis talks with key members of her conservative party amid rumors of plans to oust her over her hand leg of bragg's it may some and hard line breaks its supporters to the prime minister's country residence checkers west of london among those attending the meeting are former foreign minister boris johnson who's been a vocal critic of may's policies the boards that cabinet ministers plan to pressure may to resign come ahead of a critical week for breath of the decision making in parliament. the
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norwegian cruise liner viking sky has docked in the port of molder after a close call at sea the ship sent out a mayday call on saturday after losing power and drifting towards. dangerous reefs passengers and crew have been disembarking a huge ship police say seventeen people were taken to the hospital with injuries about a third of the nearly fourteen hundred people on board were airlifted to safety while the viking star was still at sea. the others stayed on board as the ship was brought safely to shore. so if i can sky flights into harbor. to mark the crew ship looks invulnerable but the passengers and crew like the sleepy put city of malta is a welcome sight. engine failure in the target waters off the norwegian coast to coast many of them to fear the worst. the roiling sea had shaken the ship violently
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forcing passengers stuck study furniture and falling ceiling panels. noways maritime rescue service intervened editing half of the passengers in a daring nighttime operation. most of the evacuees were shaken but on scathed after we arrived at the hotel where it just hit me the enormity and the potential disaster we came so close to having a catastrophic event out there we were just in the room and things were just started violently flying across the room the furniture was sliding here and crashing into the wall and everything was falling around and we were being thrown around and it became very evident that there was something dramatically wrong one of the big hatches blew right out and about eight feet of water rushed in flattened people flattened all of us i was pulling people off the ground and so and i was on
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just to my waist but i got up and i pull help people up other than a few bruises i was fine but other people hit a chair or tables and they got caught the worst thing i could say for me was then walking. on. joaquin to get in line for the helicopter had to walk past a lot of people and their faces and. that was the heart i did not want to go. through the relief of all the remaining passengers and crew arriving by late afternoon police say that seventy people on board had to be taken to hospital with injuries. so sports news now in germany is national soccer team has won their first test in their bid to qualify for the european championships in twenty twenty beating close rivals the netherlands in amsterdam after fifteen minutes manchester city when earlier posts on they opened the scoring for germany and before half time
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surge doubled the read bought them. retaliated scoring just three minutes after the break. then memphis to cry of level the scores just after the hour mark but germany came out winners we go scholz scoring in the ninetieth minute to make it three two . let's get you a quick reminder of the top story we're following for you. u.s. president donald trump has called the u.s. special counsel's investigation into possible interference into the twenty six thousand presidential election campaign and illegal takedown that failed that's after of dollars inquiry did not find evidence that trump colluded with russia. and don't forget you can always get the w. news on the go just download our out from google play or the apple store that'll his access to all the latest news from around the world as well as push
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