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donald trump says he misspoke during a joint news conference with latimer porton which had outraged the us media and politicians. the most disgraceful performances by an american president who showed cowardice on the world stage the second should have been i don't see any reason why i wouldn't or why it would be a rush from media storm to a syrian sample meant russia's defense ministry says it's ready to implement all agreements reached by trump and putting in helsinki on how to bring peace to syria . and facebook admits classifying fountains of russians as interested in treason for advertising purposes raising concerns over who ones to target such
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users. coming to life from the russian capital this is our team for national welcome to the program. one day after holding talks with president putin in helsinki donald trump has a match with the u.s. congress members telling them that he misspoke on russian meddling during the summit. i have president putin he just said it's not russian i will say this i don't see any reason why it would be and a key sentence in my remarks i said the word would instead of what the sentence should have been i don't see any reason why it wouldn't be russia. sort of a double negative. so you could put that in and i think that probably clarifies things pretty good bias so it's not just politicians from both sides going
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absolutely nuts over the trumpeting summit it's the media as well and it's mostly just criticism of trump's willingness to talk to putin let's take a look at what they said there's a reason there is a big national freakout happening right now over what the president just did in public why do we have putin pitch to shout trump got beat up in a locker room what worries me about you mr president is you seem to say only good things about your enemies was shocking it was appalling there was a real sense of defeat and. deep breath you have been watching perhaps one of the most disgraceful performances by an american president he showed cowardice on that world stage where the president looked like a weak. we negotiated from a position of weakness yesterday and a lot of our putin walked away from helsinki with the when he had a chance to show loyalty to the men and women in uniform and instead he betrayed them it's a disaster now it's force trying to backtrack saying he misspoke which allowed him
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to reiterate claims made by the u.s. intel community despite its not so credible record but they're still not convinced instead of standing up for our democracy and democratic principles president trump cowered in the presence of putin it was a betrayal of the values and interests of this country there is nothing more heartbreaking to me in a president who refuses to stand up for our democracy president sided with the enemy with the perpetrator. her of the election interference disgraceful performance of the president treacherous act ignorant and woefully disrespectful president term continues to take the word of russians to z.f. simply embracing their excuses is unable to confront russia point anything the highly controversial meeting has prompted calls to release transcripts apparently they want to know exactly what happened and what was said behind closed doors we're
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worried about what the president said publicly were even more worried about what happened in those two hours when the president was alone with mr putin i believe the senate foreign relations committee should hold a hearing what the american translator who was present during president tramps and president putin's private meeting to determine what was specifically discussed and agreed to on the united states behalf now this all comes a despite agreement reached upon so we're just going to have to see if a domestic backlash hinders russia u.s. relations. and to discuss the story and more details let's now cross live to political analyst dave perkins welcome to the program now why do you read into trump's latest statement are you buying his claims that he misspoke.
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yeah you know the problem the rest of the world has is they're not looking at american politics every day to see what's going on in the background all those voices that you just played one right after another those are all voices of people who desperately wish he had not been elected who desperately wish he was not president because he's accomplishing so much that they're opposed to and i have to include the key members of america's intelligence community in that james clapper the former d.n.i. brennan the former. cia director and of course all the f.b.i. people that have been in the news lately these people are the ones that trump has been demanded to say that he trusts for the sake of american unity but those people are also the ones that have been working hard for two years including con cock to this russia collusion case to get trump out of office so i can't blame him at all for not wanting to say live in front of the world and right next to putin that he
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believes that buton attempted to tamper with the election because the media will blur and follows that line and make it seem like drum admitted that his own election was thus illegitimate and fraudulent the truth of the matter is even if russia did try and of course the cold war is testament to how many decades people try to influence each other's politics it's russia it's america it's all kinds of people in the world have always tried to do that you expect that it's not any different now than it ever was the problem for trump is if he says yes russia meddled the media immediately makes headlines that say trump admits his own election illegitimate and that's what they've been trying to get him to do which is why he would not say it while he was on the stage with putin in addition to attempting to be a diplomat remember they had talked for two hours and got all the hashing out and conflicting out of their systems in private and public it supposed to be diplomacy
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it's supposed to be kindness and politeness and it was the american media trying to force trump to confront putin so that they could then write that headline that says trump admits his own election is illegitimate he was not willing to do that and he backtracked and did it today for the sole reason that he was sitting in his own office with no reporters in there asking him questions peeking into the camera and a microphone and he was able to say clearly yes i believe russia attempted to meddle with the election but it came to no. thing there was no consequence for him to be able to get that out as a single statement is a way of kneecapping the media attempting to blur the line and make the public believe that trump admitted that his own election was illegitimate he didn't it was and russia does not have the power to influence american elections on that level and i think one of the things the american left is doing and making a mistake doing is granting putin the reputational power to alter american election
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outcomes when he doesn't have that power he's got to be absolutely enjoying the idea that the whole world is stepping back from him and seeing him in a new light that he has so much influence and power that he can decide who the american president is he didn't he did not trump won the election legitimately and he's not about to let the media have the line that says trump admits his own election illegitimate that was what all the fuss was about he would not admit it and the press was trying to get him to admit it all right and what do you think is there anything out that trump could do one hour to somehow calm the situation. he just did it he made the statement that that puts out the fire yes i believe my intelligence people led by my people he said indicating that he's done delineating carefully between the old obama intelligence people who hate his guts and have been trying to get him out of there for two years and the ones that he's appointed and put in so he says intelligence i trust them with my people in charge he said the
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word my in capital letters in his tweet so that settles that fire i trust american intelligence and also yes i accept the idea that russia meddled in the election but it came to nothing there was no consequence and for me the worst thing russia did was get hold of a bunch of e-mails because a democrat server was unsecured and unprotected in a moron in the high offices in the democrat party his password was password it was very easy to hack that tried to get republican e-mails too but they failed because republicans have common sense about internet security some how democrats can't manage that in the end it wasn't really tampering with the election it was just gathering of data which is what spies have done for generations and will always do and it doesn't shock me and it doesn't bother me i do not believe there was an effort to alter the outcome of the election and i do not believe such a thing was done ok thank you so much for inside that was dave perkins
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a political analyst my pleasure. meanwhile while trump was commenting on the u.s. intelligence services the lights in the room went off and the president had his own explanation. full faith in our intelligence agencies which they just turned over the way that most of the intelligence is. very. good is ok. at the summit letterman put an offer to u.s. investigators the opportunity to question the twelfth russian intelligence officers implicated for allegedly hacking democratic party service now however he said moscow will only do so if the u.s. grants russian prosecutors similar access to accused u.s. nationals and particularly he mentioned businessman bill browder whose colleagues were accused by put now funneling four hundred million dollars legally earned in
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russia to hillary clinton's presidential campaign on tuesday the russian prosecutor's office published a list of people ed would like to question the biggest surprise was perhaps michael mcfaul former u.s. ambassador to moscow well there are also several other state department officials as well as u.s. intelligence officers of the list former british and my six agent christopher steele who was behind the end to mr trump while as also wanted for questioning by russia. we needed to do two years afterward mickey mouse that unless we are talking about foreign intelligence officers in particular from the us who shaped the false testimony against the russian national in the case of the us against the present company they also provided assistance in the criminal activities of william browder a businessman convicted by russian court we are ready to send yet another request to the relevant authorities in the us to question the intelligence officers and also other u.s. officials and businessmen so as to indict them for complicity in brothers crimes we
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can support everything with evidence and if us colleagues turn to us to get that information well of course ready to provide it within the framework of international legal corporation but i want to underline that it should be done on the basis of clarity not unilaterally which has often been the case before t.v. host and political commentator steve malzberg fears that the offer of an exchange well never happen. there's absolutely no way on either end that this is feasible first of all browder just believe is giving up his u.s. citizenship and he's a british citizen so i think any requests for him would have to go through through the prime minister of the people of great britain but i mean to think that first of all u.s. president would grant you know access to u.s. intelligence agents to any country let alone an adversarial country i just think is
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is is just not within the realm of possibility at all and furthermore i think that the offer from from vladimir putin i believe was more like you could call muller could come and his staff could come and watch the russian people interview the the indicted people the people that the mother has indicted not that mahler and his team would be able to question them and have access to them. behind the media speculation of whether trumpets and put in sprocket the helsinki summit did in fact see some diplomacy one of the issues where their leadership here to have common ground was syria and russia's defense ministry says it is ready to implement a need to agreed early on my colleague aaron spoke to our he's mary at the national . i'm afraid there is no to much to discuss because there are no details on exactly what has been agreed in helsinki and from what we hear from russia's defense
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minister right now it's also not clear what steps we may expect from both sides in syria but what is clear is that both russia and us are not interested in making this strategic information public but what is clear that that the dialogue that mr trump and mr putin had in london held in the key and planes by russia's military is definitely a positive sign for syria both sides also stress that they are interested in. ending the humanitarian crisis in syria and they said that they are going to focus their efforts on helping people in syria is that you but i would i think there is plenty to work on a crucial thing is there are many refugees in streets bordering syria in turkey lebanon jordan if we move back to their homes this is the migration pressure on european countries i think that is extremely important if we can do something to
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help the people of syria get back into some form of shelter. on a humanitarian basis and that's what the world was really a humanitarian basis is that the both of us would be very interested in doing that and we are we will do the right what is the current situation in syria right now so as for the military situation the focus the main focus right now theory is on the region bordering israel and the confrontation between syria and israel has been very severe recently and has actually been quite always between the two countries but it's interesting that both clinton and trent mentioned the security. of israel in that space is following the a long meeting behind closed doors just shortly after the meeting. we heard reports that the syrian government managed to regain control of a strategic point in that region so it's not
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a secret that the us has some influence on so you may say that that would be. a reaction to or what the two presidents have agreed but again like it's really hard to speculate right now executive editor of twenty first century wired dot com patrick believes if the u.s. and russia manage to cooperate over syria and meaningful cease fire might be possible. the situation has drastically improved hundreds of thousands of people have returned to east formerly. terrorist held east aleppo they've returned they're coming back they are returning from europe in some cases this is been documented so this is already this trend is already happening the fact that the united states and russia are going to cooperate in this way means that we could actually see a meaningful cease fire how hold what you have to look out for is in the past when this was threatening to take place we had all the sudden some incident on the
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ground and also in the white helmets would arrive with their cameras to film i'm talking about the u.n. aid convoy in the fall of twenty seventeen. that's or twenty sixteen those are the sort of incidents that you can be aware of that would sort of scalp or any international multilateral cease fire effort that's been getting in the way in the past i'm hoping many people are hoping that this is something that will be resolved by the united states and russia cooperating in this way. he is department of justice has expanded its charges against the gun activist and russian citizen. she's now in directly accused of being an agent of a foreign government the story has seen some media outlets jumping to a radical conclusions r.t. scallop moppin explains. well according to the affidavit published by the f.b.i. they allege that essentially she was working as
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a lobbyist she was essentially trying to create a back channel of communication between the russian government allegedly and the republican party and the national rifle association now she appears to be a gun enthusiast there are a lot of photos on social media of her carrying a firearm and it is essentially alleged that she you know was communicating with a government bank in russia she was communicating with government officials in russia all while she was do lobbying and trying to you know work in the interests of russia and work with the national rifle association and other interests that's what's essentially alleged now from there we've seen a lot of international media jump to making allegations about spying and engaging in some kind of asked me in objectivity but if you read the affidavit that's not what's alleged what's alleged is essentially that she engaged in a lobbying this is actually what we heard from senator chris murphy regarding the arrest but no the russian operative was rolled up in what appears to be
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a coordinated attack against the united states elections by the n.r.a. and the russian government that's not actually what the affidavit says it says that she was developing relations with u.s. persons and infiltrating organizations having influence in american politics for the purpose of advancing the interest of the russian federation the algae geishas that she was lobbying not that she was doing any spying or anything to that effect now it's also interesting is the affidavit mentions that an exchange she allegedly had with a russian government official was titled posner two point zero and this is of course a reference to latimer posner now the f.b.i. goes on to describe as a lot of your posner the russian american t.v. personality as quote a propagandist who worked in the disinform ation department of the soviet k.g.b. now lattimer posner has spoken up and said he never had any contact with the k.g.b. and did not work with the k.g.b. it's. also interesting to note that according to the f.b.i. affidavit she was communicating with government officials in russia over twitter
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which is not exactly a secure private communication mechanism not the kind of thing one would use of they were engaging in some kind of high tech intense espionage activities so a lot of questions are being asked but at this moment she is facing those charges and she was a rang on monday her attorney made a statement denying she's an agent he also said that the woman offered to be interviewed by the special counsel's office but the office showed no interest in speaking to her we put the issue to a legal and media analyst lionel but you're going to hear regarding this this russian citizen that she is called a russian agent what is missed completely is that agent should be referred to as a lobbyist and agent in law in american law means a representative. when american media say agents they think secret agent. espionage agent you know something nefarious something involving behind the
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scenes something illegal something that is other than an agent this particular person was charged with basically being a lobbyist and asons without having registered with the department of justice could more indictments happen absolutely will the media american media clarify what that means absolutely not the accusations against him prompted some twitter users to find be funny as explanation behind the rest.
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facebook google and twitter have once again faced a u.s. lawmakers this time defending how they filter content they have drastic bias claiming their platforms do not discriminate for political reasons it comes as facebook admits its automated systems have labeled thousands of russian users ass and twisted entries and suppose that they for advertising purposes but it's raising concerns over a whole might really want to target these users at cost if. it's simple facebook exists to serve advertisers not users not you and i senator we run a it's. nicer. advertisers pay money they want direct access to the right uses the target audience you might fall into the
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interested in islam category or interested in homosexuality group it depends on the things you click on line which facebook tracks and then advertisers or governments can tag you but one of those categories was treason interested in treason officially russian people who facebook deemed as anti government to be russian and facebook confirmed it to us treason was included as a category given its historical significance given it is an illegal activity we have removed it as an interest category that is their official statement they added that the key word was hardly ever used by advertisers which means that it was used there were people out there searching for treason inclined russians and serving them with presumably propaganda encouraging them to commit treason against russia
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months it was found out facebook removed the category but the pundits managed to twist even vat this isn't about sixty five thousand russians being targeted with foreign propaganda meddling in internal russian politics let's see they say the real controversy is that these people could be targeted by russian authorities imagine if ace book categorize americans as potential traitors for advertisers that blogs zuckerberg op i've expressed how upset i am that the russians tried to use our tool to sow distrust what they did is rome and we're not going to stand for it. and that's the meat of it when it's russians being targeted by propaganda to sow distrust in russia abs five until you get caught
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r.t. has sent a request to a number of human rights and groups asking whether a social practice constitutes amanda lang and a country's internal affairs four of them including human rights watch and transparency international have responded saying that they are not in a position to comment journalist john gaunt believes the facebook's power and influence has become overwhelming if this was americans who were being targeted there would be absolute age in congress and across the whole of the american media and clearly it was looks like it was being used to spread dissent in russia and that's wrong with this also to be given to governments so that governments could enforce their will against the people we already know the algorithms against anybody who's got a slightly roy said to view we know about shadow of a shadow account i just think we've all been rather foolish it came along facebook
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and twitter facebook in particular but we gave all our information all our history all our pictures all our significant events and they have literally got too much power and that's scary on every level whether you're living in russia america or indeed in western europe you're watching our hunter national on do stay with us as well we'll be back with more right at the top of the hour. it's.
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what politicians do do something to. put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president or injury. or something or want to be upset. that's it like to be pushed that's what the forecast for you in the morning can be good good. i'm interested always in the waters of mccall's. first city. you know world a big part of the movie lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door. and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the
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time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks. it's hard to imagine decades after the war a nazi don't tell was still active rich in the nineteen seventies crittle had as the chair of its board a man convicted of mass murder and slavery at auschwitz a german company developed for the demise a drug that was promoted as completely safe even during pregnancy it turned out to have terrible side effects what has happened to my baby is anything paul you know she said is just. minutes of it a mind victims i have to this day received no compensation then never apologized for the suffering that not only want the money i want the revenge.
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the very idea of a trumpet the summit was controversial from the start they met in helsinki in essentially agreed the u.s. and russia should at least think each in dialogue to start a process of mending a very damaged relationship much of the media in the foreign policy swamp reacted with an apocalyptic meltdown has the establishment of its mind. the new global economic war is unfolding in the realm of education the right to. education has been supplanted by the right to access education low it's high education is becoming just another product that can be bought and sold just about education anymore it's also about running a business and what you good. luck. want is the place of students in this business.


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