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this is due to their use a lot of from donald trump's lawyers wrap up their case and his impeachment trial. they say the former american president holds no responsibility for the violence during the january 6 riots at the capitol also coming up. the u.n. calls for the immediate release of ousted leader aung san suu cheat as hundreds of thousands take to the streets there to protest the military coup.
spicer welcome to the program lawyers for donald trump have wrapped up their defense in the former u.s. presidents impeachment trial denying a trump played any part in inciting the capitol hill riots last month the defense team took just 3 hours to make their case and called the trial a political witch hunt the senate will reconvene on saturday morning when members are expected to vote on whether to convict. day 4 of the trial which has all but guaranteed outcome. yet its participants push on. it was time for don't trump legal team to make their defense. why the former president shouldn't be convicted. the article of impeachment now before the senate is an unjust and blatantly unconstitutional act of political vengeance. their argument focused on freedom of speech insisting trump was
exercising his 1st amendment rights when coughing doubt on the election results the constitution in the 1st amendment must certainly apply to these and pietschmann proceedings and mr trump's speech deserves full protection under the 1st amendment . the defense also showed a 10 minute video of democrats using the word fight to argue that trump's words of fought like hell on january 6th did not incite the riot is who attacked the capitol after would suddenly the word fight is off limits spare us the hypocrisy in faults indignation the defense team's statements foliage 2 days of augments by democrat prosecutors who said trump set the stage for the fall of january 6 they said he summoned the crowd to washington and did nothing to stop the rioting even as
a played out on television. this is about protecting our republic and articulating in defining the standards of presidential conduct and if you want this to be a standard for totally appropriate presidential conduct going forward be my guest but we're headed for a very different kind of country at that point mr president you know the democrats are unlikely to gain a conviction as few republican senators have come out against trump who remains popular among republican voters both parties are a get to move to a final vote which could come as soon as saturday. but all signs point to it ending as a partisan draw a 2nd acquittal for donald trump. and for more on this i'm joined by did have a reporter william blue croft william one thing i'd like to understand the defense was given 16 hours to make its case but it took less than 4 what does that mean.
well democrat house managers the prosecution in their time also didn't take their entire 16 hours a lot of but they did take more than the 3 or 4 hours that we saw yesterday from the defense i mean it basically says that they don't think very highly of this trial they want to get it over with they know that the outcome is pretty much assured they don't have to mount a very strong defense to get republicans to vote with them and therefore acquit donald trump and also know where they were repeated shakeups in the trump legal team so that probably affected planning and organization and just who was doing what really the effort was very clearly reflected by how poorly they did in that 1st time around even donald trump was reported to have been outraged at how weak their original defense was and you could hear in there so much stronger more muscular defense yesterday very much with having donald trump watching this and many of his supporters in mind when they went through your client's iraq and how overall once the defense got going did their arguments
compared to the prosecutions do you think. well democrats the house managers they laid out of very long consistent case not just on january 6th but in the weeks leading up to it in fact all of donald trump's term in office where he repeatedly used rhetoric that was joking this kind of violence or this kind of anger that we saw erupt on january 6th and the defense only focused on january 6th only on that one speech to fight like hell speak just before the mob attacked the capitol that was part of the articles of impeachment that democrats are arguing that they brought trump to trial on but that is not the entirety of their case and the defense just ignored all of these other points that they were making they made quite a what about is a case drawing a false equivalency between trump's actions and words and other instances in different contexts of democrats and liberals doing much this much the same thing
but in a completely different context and not not really explaining what that context was so it was a very much a cherry picks kind of kind of defense that left a lot of people scratching their heads what it was really about ok we're expecting a vote today largely along party lines it looks like a foregone conclusion the republicans will vote to to acquit is there anything else to look for. yeah i mean we know we're unlikely to see 17 republican senators join democrats to convict trump so the question is how many will we know 5 to 6 republican senators voted to have this trial taking place so we expect to see 5 or 6 off of republican senators vote convicts it could be more will it be 10 will be 12 will be 8 that will be interesting the ultimate number and as well as who is voting to mitch mcconnell the leader of the senate leader of the republicans formally the leader of the senate and a huge enabler of dollars of all these years has really distanced himself from
donald trump and has left that very open as to how he's going to vote will be theory very interesting to see if the ultimately votes to convict or not and then what that means for the republican party going forward all right we'll be watching that closely all day thank you william blue cross for that insight. now to some of the other stories making news around the world american president joe biden will seek to close the guantanamo bay detention facility by the end of his term in office after a review process intention to close the prison which houses approximately 40 prisoners echoes an unfulfilled campaign promise from barack obama's ministration. ecuador's election authority says it will conduct of vote recount after presidential candidate paris made allegations of electoral fraud the environmental lawyer and his right wing rival rival so finished neck and neck race for 2nd place and the chance to challenge leftist economist and brace in april's runoff.
germany has suspended broadcasting c g t n china's multi-lingual cable news channel the german state media through already said the move was triggered by an earlier decision by the united kingdom to revoke the chinese stations permit. and had been broadcasting in germany under a license sharing agreement with the united kingdom. the un's top human rights body has passed a resolution urging mean mars military to immediately release she and other civilian government leaders detained after a coup earlier this month the pressure on the military is also growing within me and more or large crowds have been taking to the streets nationwide and demanding the restoration of civilian rule. see her about the birth of their will to keep up the fight remains unbroken. it was the biggest day of protests yet. hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets and even the
water to cool for democracy to be reinstated in myanmar. now they have been given backing by the un's top human rights body. the human rights council passing a unanimous resolution urging manaus military to release on sunset she and other civilian government leaders it was i think a reflection of the very strong view of the world looking at this outrageous act by the tatmadaw that the military of overthrowing a developing democracy a fragile democracy is and then the aftermath of this with the massive protests and the very heavy handed ness of the of the military. and the military's crackdown on dissent is getting more heavyhanded by the day. the red cross reports 3 people were wounded when police fired rubber bullets in the
southeastern city of miami i am now on that. arrested protesters were taken off giving the 3 things that solution defiance. meanwhile the military regime announced the release of more than $23000.00 prisoners as part of an amnesty. and mask leering of the country's jails as authorities step up their response to the unrest shows no sign of replacing. the. former european central bank chief mario draghi will be sworn in as the new. prime minister of italy today 73 year old economists said he was ready to lead a new national unity government dr he was asked to take the job at least president after prime minister just said because administration collapsed dragging it out his proposal for a new cabinet which includes both outside experts and seasoned politicians effects
of the coronavirus pandemic can spark a deep recession in italy and drag his new government will be in charge of planning the distribution of over 200000000000 euros in grants from the european union and 19 recovery. i asked journalist seen a group in rome what we could expect from the new prime minister. well he will actually be sworn in later today and then he will present his policy plan in the houses of parliament next week to a vote of confidence that we expect to be a formality and we'll go through that we'll have a clearer idea then but what he said so far it's very clear it's both the health as well as the financial crisis that the country is facing now up until now more than 93000 italians have lost their lives to cope at 19 and the vaccination program is really
a priority both heat as well as president surges matter relative highlights that it started out well but it's been stalled in some regions in italy are doing better than others so clearly this is an issue that druggy has said that he wants to tackle and of course you have the financial crisis the the pandemic has created and even worst economic crisis yet in italy in the last one year more than 400000 people have lost their jobs on top of that the economy has shrank by 8.9 percent one of the highest in europe and so clearly of these are issues that he has to deal with father moment though a recent survey said that some 68 percent of the talons are in favor of the government led by money a druggy ok and briefly what does the composition of his new cabinet tell us about the course he plans to take. or we do know that out of the $23.00 cabinet positions 15 have gone to political figures across the political spectrum so it's going to be
interesting to see how they work together but some key ministries an interesting point since that important finance minister is an individual a technocrat from the bank of italy and so clearly he wants someone in that key position to to get to work immediately on those key issues and then of course we also have this new ministry of ecological or green transition so maybe that will give you. an idea of how he's going to spend that 200000000000 euros on top of that 7 of the ministers continuation of the previous government particularly the key issue of the health minister dealing with the pandemic ok. thanks so much for that insight. to your football now and 2nd place leipzig hosted for a friday evening leipsic had a chance to move within 4 points of league leading bahrain with a win and they managed it with a bit of controversy in bone chilling temperatures. there were few places
colder in a bundled up germany than leipsic minus 10 degrees celsius before kickoff with the temperature falling but there was controversy to heat things up for visiting augsburg goalkeeper rafal geeky pitch saved the penalty kick but was told by the video assistant referee he moved ahead of the goal line before he was allowed to do over and let 6 dannielle know was given a 2nd try he found the net it was one no. usef powell since selfless pass just before the half helped make it to now holes and made it easy for christopher and concluded to tap the ball into an empty net and penalty made it $21.00 in the 2nd half leading leipsic to pray in the dying seconds of the match this corner kick stayed out of the net. it did leipsic with a hard fought win but don't expect berg's goalkeeper geeky bitch to forget it any
time soon. like sick next set their sights on a champions league date next week against liverpool. you're watching did have you news coming up next sports life looking at a special friendship and germany's most celebrated football rivalry on the spicer thanks for watch. people looking for coverage. there are many answers. there are many reasons.