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more survivors will give their accounts over the next week or so the probe will then look into wider issues like the government's response time and preventative actions dear tutor has been to meet locals who say that they're frustrated at how little has changed. it's almost been a year since the devastating blaze and what's left of the grenfell tower can be seen here behind the scaffolding it's a harrowing reminder of a tragedy that has left many questions unanswered. there are over a hundred tower blocks in london alone similar to
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a grandchild and people living here want their government to make sure that it is asked to like that does not happen again it's like a year now and we're still living in the same situation when we found out altered it was just in between when. just your special praise and just thinking this is cheap material why would you risk the lives of so many people and say this food comes in the street. so we know that it's obviously not safe before we could help in the garden at the moment signs are becoming the book of mormon homes with so what can the residents of tower blocks like these do in an emergency they advised used was to stay put but now according to the london fire brigade is being changed to similar evacuation because of the farmable clopping however the government is yet to ban it tourism a promise to spend four hundred million pounds to replace unsafe cladding on high rise public housing blocks just sixteen other tower blocks have had their having
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material replaced with non combustible materials so all the authorities doing enough awful lot of government haven't done enough. to the needs of those of us which by going through in terms of the for that experience when family i don't think they're doing enough for them not nearly enough no i think the issue with the clothing they should have resolved upon our. throats i could see i mean we've gotten through one keeps it sort of coming over and sleepy nothing's. what struck me as i've spoken to a number of residents who live here at the child costs a state in camden is the fear in their eyes at the thought that they too could have lost their lives and now they're off to a clarification from the government as to what's going to happen next to resolve those problems and action to be taken in a direct shooter altie. the case housing minister says the government is listening
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to people's concerns and will discuss banning the use of flammable materials including over two thirds of former grandchild residents are yet to be re housed while some eighty two households are still living in emergency accommodations a campaigner whose home overlooks the charred remains of the grunfeld tower says he has little hope that the government's words will turn into something more. we haven't seen corresponding option on to see action it's difficult to believe the government why ask for consultation if we know that they are called boss table materials still wrapped around buildings today we should all discuss it in part of it we should take action today because we do need to have a lot of growth they should be die versity they should be presentation if there is no representation in democracy is not democracy is not just issue rot to cause we're here to argue that we need a diversity in that it is thinking of want to see that we view what was obvious how
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long will it to us to get justice. facebook's mark zuckerberg has again been hauled before lawmakers to apologize for the misuse of eighty seven million users data in the wake of the cambridge analytical scandal this time it was european m.p.'s questioning him about his site protection standards and how the british research group was allegedly able to exploit accounts in order to manipulate facebook users and others are coburg stressed he is working to ensure a similar incidents don't happen again many lawmakers weren't satisfied with his responses that may be in part because of the fact that the format of the session which saw m.p.'s spending far more time asking questions than actually receiving answers from your tech we can us who decides what is acceptable why is there no transparency in this process at all which specific measures that will be
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taken by facebook to ensure that this scandal like the one you're. not to cure again whether the question of protection of privacy in the rules and facebook apps which you were asked in congress is actually the tip of the iceberg or is there a bigger iceberg nancy there was one question raised. to my question i asked you six yes. new questions like the single. ok i'll make sure we follow up and get your answers to those emerged in march that fifty million facebook profiles may have been breached by the british political data company that was soon revised up to eighty seven million the public backlash saw the facebook boss take out full page newspaper ads in britain and america to apologize but that did not stop the delete facebook hash tag from trending nor did it save the company from being investigated by regulators here's what social activist george barda made of the hearing and the
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wider facebook data scandal. i think there's a sort of pattern that comes out from these these congressional hearings parliament hearings they're quite stage a lot of the time is taken up with questions and you know mark zuckerberg is quite practiced trying to seem contrite and actually kind of avoiding a lot of detail when whenever any really key questions are asked in terms of the detail his response tends to be i'm not really sure i'll get back to you on it and so i think largely these are sort of pieces of political theater to some extent that from facebook's point of view to be managed to avoid really having to do that much to change it seems. the question is how do we bring these and real public scrutiny in terms of facebook having to account for the way they treat information the way they prioritize some things over others etc and i think these things need to become hugely more transparent and i think we're just at the
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beginning of working out how to how to get the right balance between holding these companies to account and allowing governments to interfere with them essentially and not on the other hand allowing governments too much power in the name of controlling facebook. the transparency that we require going forward absolutely has to include the algorithms because ultimately this is the central question what is being shown to who and for what reason and most importantly given so much information or power over the decades and centuries in fact has been about making sure that things are left out of the story and the crucial thing is that there is you know initially transparency and then some sort of accountability in terms of the kind of algorithms that facebook is allowed to use. donald trump has ordered an investigation into his own investigators an independent inspector general will now look into whether the
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f.b.i. two thousand and sixteen probe into alleged russian collusion was legal and is archie's killer martin comments it is starting to become difficult to find someone that hasn't been caught up in the wave of suspicion. the u.s. department of justice is currently expanding its investigation into whether or not its investigation of donald trump is legal are you confuse don't worry so are lots of americans but this is just a slice of the pie political leaders on both sides of the aisle are being investigated for criminal offenses with their opponents calling for them to be locked up make america great again. that's our president and the media is fantasizing about seeing him in handcuffs or if he fires any secret service agent who would allow the federal marshals and one of the ultram simply decides i don't have to follow the law i refuse to be held
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under the law no marshal can get into this white house and any secret service agent that defies me is fired well at some point he's going to have to come out of the white house trump's old nemesis isn't in the clear either i think that there is a lot to investigate. she may not be in the headlines very much after her electoral defeat however we did find out last week that she's still under investigation much to the delight of donald trump who once promised to put her behind bars it's just awfully good that someone with the temperament of donald trump is not in charge of the law in our country because you'd be in jail secretary clinton. and then there's obama's topps by john brennan the former cia director he was
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concerned about because of known russian effort. trying called him a disk. race to the american intelligence community and one former u.s. attorney thinks he ought to be assembling a legal team n.b.c. news's consultant the former director of the central intelligence agency the most part is in fact leader of the cia in history needs a very very good lawyer criminal lawyer yes criminal oh yes and then there's devon newness now he's been digging up dirt on the intelligence community but now he's got some of his own we are going to get the documents. members of congress want him to be looked into basically what he has done is he is
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scuttled and put a cloud over his own investigation and he has become the subject basically he should be going let's forget it it's a real problem investigations are flying like bullets in a western shoot out high profile politicians are being accused of breaking u.s. laws and could face legal proceedings this is leads fighting one another and this kind of legal war and that has nothing to do really what the american people and it's a great distraction actually from the issues that are important to the american people but it's consuming the white house now consuming the f.b.i. it's consumed the democratic party there's enormous tension between both sides if things are pretty ugly right now pretty ugly between the sides and i think it's going to get worse i really do is this just politics look at some of these charges actually stick. r.t. new york. well the palestinian foreign minister is calling for the international criminal court to launch an immediate investigation into recent violence on the
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gaza border last monday the israeli military shot and killed scores of unarmed and occupation protesters in the besieged on clay came as the u.s. completed the controversial really. cation of its embassy to jerusalem the un is also set to start its own probe into whether israel committed war crimes with was the cause but not only was the article that was or. wasn't it was not the others. that it was. the was was. was was there was. the last week of the un's human rights and council passed
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a resolution condemning israel's actions as wholly disproportionate saying that they amounted to an indiscriminate use of force britain was among fourteen countries which abstained there are also reports that british diplomats planned to visit the new us embassy intrusive them despite earlier condemning the move the police of your kingdom is we don't agree with the decision of the us to to move their embassy we continue to think that that's playing the wrong call to the wrong time but we remain absolutely committed to a two state solution we heard from former british ambassador peter ford he accused britain of hypocrisy in its foreign policy. the british government are being very feeble with this they made what seemed we could go to be a principled position by boycotting. the opening what's described as the american embassy in jerusalem but then days after it appears to be business as
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usual many people say oh this is hypocrisy let's imagine what the situation would be if russia had for example recognized east jerusalem as the capital of palestine and set up or made it take this being consul general in east jerusalem an embassy with the british position of being to continue doing business with it no way there would have been horrified exclamations legal arguments would have been found to justify the position of having nothing to do with this russian embassy double standards. staff at germany's refugee agency is being accused of illegally granting asylum to hundreds of migrants in some cases after taking cash bribes the agency called bath has now told r.t. that it's expanding an internal investigation into the claims the scandal initially
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broke out in april with media reports of widespread bribery at the agency's office in the brennan the federal migration agency now plans to review thousands of approvals and nearly a dozen branches that's on top of some eighteen thousand cases in bremen it is thought around twelve hundred asylum claims were approved illegally between two thousand and thirteen and two thousand and sixteen one former official and five other employees are already being investigated. i first lived applications don't need the necessary criteria who will consider whether these decisions to grant asylum should be cancelled or will be also considering sanctions against certain employees of the federal office for migration and refugees. because that was the head of germany's migration and refugee agency who is also under investigation over whether she knew anything about any problems it's troubles like these which have seen public confidence in the agency plummet with any percent of germans saying that their trust has run out and it has sparked outrage among some of the country's
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left wing politicians it is questionable whether the events in bremen were really the exception trust in the federal office for migration and refugees is shaken we won the office for migration and refugees to be able to waken accordance with the law starting now and not just a few years from now or germany's migration agency points out the just because there's an ongoing investigation it doesn't necessarily mean that any wrongdoing has taken place geo political consultant raina ross first told us that the problem has long been known but no action had been taken until recently asylum seekers have said that they have paid one thousand euros to their lawyer and then they did not even have to show up in lehman and it's obvious that claimant has taken asylum decisions far too hastily without making also security background checks this might only be the tip of the iceberg and many more similar
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cases may have occurred in other. dependencies but bombs itself is not the real problem what is the real scandal is that the detection of the problems has occurred already in twenty fourteen and nothing has been done by bombs by the former minister of interior. and that does for me i'll be back again in about thirty three minutes stay with us . politicians to do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or
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rejected. so when you want to be president or injury or somehow want to grips with . it you'd like to be cross with what was before three of them or ten people that i'm interested in always in the waters of our. first sit. greetings and salutation. you know i have to admit hawk watchers that there there is definitely a certain bent appeal to watching the two great political parties of the united states along with their deep state handlers eat each other and their own over donald trump and russia gate and this bloody feast was on full display in all its ravenous glory over the recent exposing of seventy three year old oxford university
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professor one stephan helper as the f.b.i. super duper secret inside spy on the campaign during the two thousand and sixteen presidential election it was mueller favorites carter page and george papadopoulos were apparently the main targets of helpers' information gathering efforts page first contacted by halperin july had a conference in cambridge later papadopoulos that september in london according to the daily caller page told the news organization that he had stayed in contact with alpert for the next fourteen months including virginia farm visits until september twenty seventh team around the time the surveillance warrant that had been taken out against paige was set to expire but but this isn't the first celeb first election spying go around for our good buddy helper no no no no no no no no for those not familiar how has been a deep state intelligence community operative for decades most notably as glenn greenwald observes for a long forgotten spying scandal involving the nineteen eighty election in which the
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regular campaign using cia officials managed by helper got caught running a spying operation from inside the carter administration. and that our buddy helper wasn't wearing another deep state home team jerseys insteps the pentagon and the office of medicine which according to federal records has paid helper more than one million dollars for research since two thousand and twelve. which which begs the question is there anyone in the u.s. government or the intelligence community who doesn't have their fingerprints all over mr halperin let's find out as we start watching the hawks. it looks like. it's like. as if you were to pull out of it if you. like you know that i got. this.
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week so. well the watching the hawks i am tired local and they help us sort out the non fiction from the fiction surrounding this bizarre strange case of step one helper tinker tailor informant spy is conservative commentator steve malzberg. so steve to see you my friend great to see you as always i want to ask steve how how dangerous of a precedent does this kind of informant based spying set for future u.s. presidential or even congressional campaigns. i think it's very very dangerous if this actually happened and i love don't you love the terminology in the argument the media reports with a straight face he wasn't a spy he was an informant ok. and you know maybe the dictionary does have
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a difference but to me when it when it's put out in this manner what the election is you're talking about and someone infiltrating it doesn't matter what you call them i mean if this actually happened this isn't just bigger than watergate i mean this is this cuts to the very heart of our democracy if obama and his administration and the people in charge under obama played a role in planting someone in the trunk campaign the opposition presidential candidate if you will the opposition party i mean why how and people should go to jail if that actually happened and they're investing i mean cold over the weekend for investigations and all this and what's interesting about this kind of use of informants is that since nine eleven there's been many accusations made against the f.b.i. for using informants to entrap or entice a person into committing a crime they otherwise would not have the means ability motivation to commit now
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many republicans and a lot of law and order democrats have defended that practice you know we're going to use it to catch terrorists with these new revelations will we see support for the f.b.i. is rather interesting use of informants finally coming to question being that that's you know could be what's up play here. to me it's apples and oranges to me you know if you want to infiltrate groups that you believe might be preaching terror or a terrorist might be in that group and you want to make sure in an effort to keep us safe i don't have a problem with that even a religious institution if someone wants to come to my place of worship if the f.b.i. suspects there's something nefarious going on and want to sit next to me and watch i don't care because i have nothing to hide and if there is somebody in there i hope they find them but this i mean this. presidential election you can't have the current administration the administration in power you know trying to sabotage an illegitimate presidential election my goodness i mean that that would be
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unprecedented notwithstanding the the what you alluded to earlier with the apparently the same. informer who worked against carter from within the administration for the reagan campaign but this would be this would be huge and it should be and remember you know all of this goes back to this you know wild crazy dossier that we find out was you know paid for by political opposition and like all of that so i mean really you kind of create this echo chamber of everyone using the same chain of evidence but but you know it being used by all these different groups so it's really just comes down to one thing no one i phone fascinating was watching the media the f.b.i. and many mainstream news outlets have been adamant that helper was not spying on the campaign that he was not a spy but they've called him and informant or my favorite that he was just monitoring the trump campaign for the f.b.i. which is a new one like high school monitoring i don't. know why why the dance of linguistics what why the why is there controversy over what term is used for what he did
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because trump said spy trump said spy way in the beginning if you remember memory said there were reports that obama spied on me during the campaign spied on the trump tower so the media and certainly the f.b.i. can't have that it sounds better with informant but there's a report out there and i mean this is pretty well established i think that this this i'll call him a spy that he called up a co-chair of the trump campaign and said hey i would like to be your foreign policy adviser for the campaign now he was trying then to not only inform by getting in touch with papadopoulos and saying hey you know about those russian hacked e-mails rightly so. why not only by getting in touch with paige not only flying papadopoulos to. london where every flew and all expense paid but he wanted to get in and become a part of the truck campaign to increase his exposure and be able to yes spy from
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the real inside of the campaign so he's not an informant he was a spy in my view who was looking to get even further in bed to do more spock it was incredible no no there was a very big push to keep. from being exposed as the f.b.i. informant i mean we don't know for sure yet if he was we're pretty much all signs point to that he was the guy in fact democratic senator mark warner of the top democrat on the senate intelligence committee exclaimed on twitter that attempting to unmask a confidential source was irresponsible and potentially illegal now given how poor is known history and involvement with the cia the f.b.i. has decades long career in the government it's not really a secret that the guy was an asset you know i mean it's not a that's not a secret how does that threaten national security right it doesn't take a spy to figure that out no it does it here's the thing he also said that it puts
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his life in danger and human and human resources in danger and that is so untrue every time the republicans on one of the committees wanted to get ahold of documents the f.b.i. the justice department and the democrats on that committee say oh no you'll be all revealed techniques and you'll put a lot of our lives in danger spies lives in danger you can't do that and then when it was subsequently released and we saw what it was had nothing to do with that they're hiding that's the excuse they use when they want to hide an office gate and just don't let the american people know what's out there they claim whole security system will blow up if we if we see that document or find out that fact and you know and that's part of that is that excuse has been used so. so much you know in the last twenty thirty years if not more of you know it puts the nation at risk we can't release this we can't leave and of course there are certain things that you don't want to release to the public troop movements things like that things that actually put people's lives in danger but what i fear is over using that excuse
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over and over again it's kind of like telling the night the doles the impact of it to a certain point it's like well what doesn't put somebody who's life in danger really of it is just covering up you know the thing that i want to really ask you is where do you see all this going i mean it's bizarre already it's taken the twists and turns i mean i think giuliani is saying that potentially or something the might wrap up the mueller investigation could wrap up by september something where does all this go next in your assessment well yeah giuliani a that said muller offered a deal september first if he testifies of trump testifies i hope he does not meet with mother where are we going with this well first of all trump wanted investigation into the spy allegations but all he got was another inspector general investigation he can't subpoena people it put them under oath it's way it's a waste i think you got snookered with that i think you should demand that sixteen congressman did today a special counsel special prosecutor to investigate this firing allegations
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the vice awards everything that the attorney general is doing but do it with real subpoena power i think you're going to get from moller a report to congress there's no russian collusion in it but there he's going to make a case for obstruction of justice trump at a rally said come on russia show us the e-mails trump fired the f.b.i. director trump said this they're going to make a case and if the democrats win the house they'll impeach him but there's no rush in collusion and you might those see some of the family members like donald jr and others they may get into legal hot water for what they did even though i don't think they did anything wrong you don't almost no experience it almost makes me wonder. if you put that magnifying glass like the mueller investigation on any number of individuals in washington republican or democrat i'm sure that i mean i'm sure you're going to see all of the things that eventually will probably be levied that donald trump and his crew. right i mean when you give us an attorney
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or a prosecutor unfettered access to go after anybody for anything you're going to find stuff on lots of people and that's that's the shame of it all it really is you know lots of people who did absolutely nothing and already accused of doing anything had to go higher very expensive lawyers to accompany them to testify either before the dollar or before the senate or house committees and it ruins lives financially speaking if not reputations as well you're right you're right you could probably find you could indict a ham sandwich is the expression and i believe that's true most definitely i mean like i kind of at the beginning is that what really concerns me is that if we allow this kind of behavior to take place where we allow the intelligence communities to kind of spy on the candidates the whether you like them or not or agree with them or not there has to be more than opposition opposition research to instigate that spying there's got to be more.

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