complaint which sparked the impeachment proceedings against president trump is really. being a direct witness to. describe. if. we were presented with the most graphic evidence. that the present united states has betrayed his oath of office. betrayed his. national security and betrayed his constitution. his desire for kiev to investigate the alleged corrupt activities of former us vice president joe biden which.
we look into those allegations. also coming up on the program a part of this court finds the woman behind the french media movement for defaming . make use of sexual harassment. british business men aren't buying sound his lead campaign are receiving millions in funding from overseas including russia the national crime agency stating there was no evidence that any criminal offenses committed. in from right around the globe. international my names you know their top story controversy is growing in washington over a phone call between the leaders of the us new crane after
a whistle blower's complaint was declassified on thursday it's alleges the white house attempted to keep details of the 2 presidents july and conversation secret democrats are arguing during the talk with vladimir selenski donald trump likely committed a crime by asking for the ukrainian authorities to investigate his potential 2020 election rival joe biden. can bring us more. if you take a look at the complaint it's from an unnamed whistleblower and this whistleblower essentially argues that they are working in the interests of the united states they heard about trump's conversation with the ukrainian leader they were outraged about it and they had to speak up now what's interesting is the whistleblower admits they never actually heard the conversation i was not a direct witness to most of the events described however i found my colleague's accounts of these events to be credible because in almost all cases officials
recounted fucked pot's ins that were consistent with one another in addition a variety of information consistent with these private accounts has been reported publicly and therefore filling my g.-t. to report this information through propose legal channels to the row of an oath or cease we were presented with the most graphic evidence yet that the present united states has betrayed his oath of office betrayed his oath to defend our national security and betrayed his oath to defend our constitution sacrificed our national security. and our constitution for his personal political benefit the office of the director of national intelligence or the national intelligence director is currently testifying he says he fully stands behind this whistleblower if you don't believe the whistleblower is a political hack do you director i believe that the as i said before mr chairman i believe the whistle blowers are operating in good faith well then there was money
in the law they couldn't be in good faith that they were acting as a political hack good day mr chairman my job is to support and lead the entire intelligence community that individual works for me therefore it is my job to make sure that i support and defend that person you don't have any reason to cuse them of disloyalty to our country or suggest that beholden to some other country i mean i'm sure absolutely not i believe that the whistleblower followed the steps every step of the way now the white house has released the full transcript of the phone call in question between president trump of the united states and the ukrainian leader and as that transcript shows trump did indeed bring up joe biden his son hunter biden the issue of the firing of the prosecutor however there was no mention of a threat to withdraw military aid from ukraine as was alleged by democrats and michelin and that transcript is available on the entire conversation and when they were at
the united nations speaking together trump and the ukrainian leader reiterated that there was never any pressure or threat placed on the ukrainian leader who are the head. i think good point cole was normal and we spoke about many seen and i saw the so i think you will read it is that nobody bullshit bush and me yes no great you know there was no pressure and you have to do it is one of the fall but you know that if you could ask the question and i appreciate the attention and i think it is somebody. if you look at what he did it is ok we're his son he goes to china he walks away with a video there. he goes are you great you walk away with $50000.00 a month and a lot of money in addition to that and the whole he was a prosecutor you grin and he's ok this isn't like maybe he did it maybe he's not. doing it is at this point the democrats have opened
a formal impeachment inquiry into president trump now the way the u.s. constitution lays things out the house of representatives decides to begin impeachment proceedings it would be the house judiciary committee that would write up articles of impeachment but it's the u.s. senate that would then convene an impeachment trial and vote on whether or not to remove the president so at this point we have the democrats in the house of representatives beginning impeachment proceedings against us president donald trump in response to this phone call and the whistleblowers complained about it however at this point of the senate is controlled pretty solidly by republicans so they could very easily vote not to convene an impeachment trial so the next move will be quite interesting to see but regardless of what we now have with the transcript of vailable that says that the whistleblower didn't actually hear the conversation the complaint that is now available from the whistleblower to the transcript of the conversation that is now available it'll be quite interesting to see what happens
next but the impeachment ball is rolling in washington d.c. however while many democrats are praising the whistleblower some republicans are raising concerns about the number of leaks coming from the white house is it normal for the president and states to have their conversations leak out. it's the 3rd time ranking member of the allegation in the initial blower complaint was that there were about 12 people who listened in on the conversation so there were a number of people that from the white house briefed on the call this would not be something that i'm quite i'm quite sure this white house probably didn't leak this out i wouldn't say the white house but there are individuals within the white house that may or may not i don't know but it would not be from an intelligence intercept i will say that what they were talking about at that point was that we had the conversation with the australian prime minister leaked we have the conversation
with the president of mexico late and now a leak about the president of ukraine there is a significant problem with people working against trump and the question that we're all going to ask ourselves is look in the cold light of day these phone calls may sound incriminating but we don't know what barack obama said to world leaders and so we've got nothing necessarily to compare this to and i think that that is where it is on one of the things i would say as an important point and anybody watching this i think would have the intelligence to recognize that you cannot rule in a foreign affairs operation if the confidential conversations you'll have a with both supportive and hostile regimes a cult see being leaked to the washington post that is something that is deeply on the helpful i that something that continually options and only to double trump well mr drum has reiterated he still wants alleged corruption claims involving his potential election rival joe biden and a ukrainian company investigated in the us presidency. extend beyond just
one country of a quarter report. trump's doing something there's a naysaying liberal media following close behind despite president trump and rudy giuliani's repeated allegations against the bidens no evidence of wrongdoing tied to his son hunter biden's ukraine business has actually been found the allegations against him which which have indeed been been proven baseless at least to this point these are proven claims that the president is making about bud right well he's making up to the allegations against the vice president i think that's really important to understand so does biden and his family have a squeaky clean track record let's look at the facts in 2014 biden was in charge of washington's policy stance for ukraine and for some reason his son was put on a ukrainian oil company's board of directors around that same time when a prosecutor launched an inquiry into that weird coincidence biden had this to say
and i went over. $1230.00 time to key events and i was good supposed to announce that there is another $1000000000.00 loan guarantee and i got a commitment from poroshenko and from. you know that they would take action against the state prosecutor and they did so that they're walking out. and i'm not going to we're not going to give you the owners shortly after the prosecutor was fired and the inquiry dropped biden said neither had to do with one another just another coincidence but let's go back to biden's 2013 trip to china for talks with president paying 10 days after that a subsidiary of the bank of china cut a deal with joe's son hunter to form a $1000000000.00 joint investment fund another 1000000000 dollar coincidence then there was 2011 when he oversaw u.s. troop withdrawal from iraq that same year joe's younger brother sealed
a $1500000000.00 deal to build homes in you guessed. iraq there's plenty of money for everyone if this project goes through and that mountain of benjamin's 2 was only a coincidence it seems when you're related to the former vice president things just tend to work out and joe's got no problem with it mr vice president your take on that was a conflict of interest there was a clear conflict of interest what you heard and people move along nothing to see here or not now questions about will also be distracting us from what joe biden has done and others have been involved there really is something there that's a question that's not coming through really the questions that are being asked in the hope i think for those who are we're going to drum this have this leads into really great. leaked information or juicy information not about joe biden but about donald trump. people who are upset with his politics and this could be
a way to move us away from when joe biden might be involved in a very. moving on the court in part rule that the founder of the french me to movement defamed them and she accused of making lewd sexist remarks that was in $27.00 spoke to french correspondent charles dubin skier there. has been told to pay some $20000.00 euros in fines and damages off to being found to defame to t.v. executives who she said had sexually harassed her now she is known as being the leader of the start of the meaty movement tail in france which is called paul which means rattling your pick them back in 2017 she had tweeted about an incident for many years before in which she had said that the executive who she went on to name and shame had made inappropriate advances to her that the t.v.
executive in question says as a result of this he was labeled as a sex offender. he received a huge parish of criticism on social media and he was unhappy he said even more so when she rejected his advances which he admits actually happened he then went on to apologize effectively i did make misplaced comments to sandra during a drunken cocktail party very late one night but only ones i later i told her was so heavy handedly and only once i must point out i don't want to exonerate myself from my boorishness of the time i retreat my apologies will sundram isn't happy with this verdict in the court and neither is her lawyer and both say that they will now look to appeal. i didn't win the other woman won i lost here today but in any case we win it all genders have started talking
this decision doesn't take away from the fact that women's voices have been liberated that he must continue to speak out that he must continue to do now is reprehensible acts of any kind fear must not when fear must not change sides well this isn't perhaps the 1st embarrassment for me to movement to think about the italian actress an activist asieh our center who is one of the 4 bearers of the me too movement across the globe and also new york professor vito ronald both who talked about being victims of sexually inappropriate behavior in the past but both women were later accused by young men of making them the victims of sexually inappropriate behavior and many people have long questioned this idea of naming and shaming people who are being accused of being sexual offenders or sexual predators given that in a public space such as social media there is often little to no evidence to back up
that those allegations those claims have got. it's a real grain of truth to that many people saying why didn't you take them to the courts in the 1st place and some saying as a result of that they careers have also been running their personal lives have also being ruined so some people question now whether this defamation case marks a real reversal in the food chains over the me too with not perhaps just here in france but across the globe with many other people perhaps looking at this case and wondering if they too now could bring their own defamation case. very interesting story to bring you after the break new documents reveal the f.b.i. has been harvesting personal data involves the most from institutions like banks and even universities because for the.
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room. 17 minutes past the 7 pm here in moscow welcome back the u.k.'s national crime agency has found no proof of wrongdoing by the branch of campaign group believe adults e.u. . fundraisers are in banks it cleared him of receiving donations for the breaks account pain from a foreign source namely russia with more on the story here's our tease kate partridge. britain's national crime agency says it's dropping an investigation into aren't banks one of the biggest donors behind the brics it referendum campaign the n.c.a.a. looked into potential offenses concerning $8000000.00 pounds worth of funding it
was claimed banks wasn't the true source but the inquiry found banks illegally took out a loan from a company and so he could give the money to the brits that campaign the n.c.a.a. investigation has concluded that mr banks was legally entitled in his capacity as an individual to release these funds to the better for the country limited by instructing another of his company's rock services ltd to make the transactions on his behalf but it's worth noting the n.c.a.a. felt the need to highlight the hype surrounding the case the investigation has been subject to press and social media commentary the n.c.a.a. has not received any evidence to suggest that mr banks and his companies received funding from any 3rd party to fund the loans or that he acted as an agent on behalf of a 3rd party why is this important because our in banks with the russian ambassador
to the u.k. a few times as well as russian businessmen as is often assumed by associating with russians you must be a russian agent something banks. that crimea you know a bunch of what the police are going to investigate lunch with the russian ambassador butler university case but the media seemed eager to find a russian connection or exit is now being pinned on russian interference baron banks has been dogged by repeated accusations of close links with russia the parallels between the russian intervention and bridget and the russian intervention in the trump campaign appear to be extraordinary so we travel to south africa to find one they also filled russian opposition figures with no knowledge of the case as they brought up his russian wife mr banks is a perfectly good reason to visit russia whenever he wants his family. he has 3 children by his russian wife in 2015 aaron banks tried to raise money in russia to invest in his mines here in south africa and surprisingly they try to connect banks
with donald trump and felt it was newsworthy to discuss banks some time visit to transcribe and publish pictures of it too controversial backers of the brakes movement were guests last year at donald trump's mar a lago club iron banks and the week more known as the bad boys of bricks visited the palm beach club in april according to a review by the palm beach post of instagram post tagged at the spot mainstream politicians also pushed him on the issue so much so banks walked out of a select committee meeting as m.p.'s questions on her exit and russia ran late on the thank you joy you can see this isn't just one. story it is that it was it is it is which is the n.c.a.a. found no evidence banks had committed any criminal offenses he says the allegations against him were part of a political witch hunt as with claims of trump russia collusion reports of banks in russia collusion were apparently founded and perpetuated on fear rather than proof
the decision to leave the european union was something so monumental that it impacted the elites in britain both in the politics in civil service and in business and media that they needed to find the enemies they needed to find a way of discrediting the whole campaign and so the 1st thing they did was start to attack the donors to the campaign to leave and of course mr sharon banks and the leave means to leave movement came into the firing line of their anger without a doubt this was a witch hunt it was a witch hunt against those who campaigned for bricks it like myself and the leaders of the movement it was a campaign to discredit those who donated it and they also tried to discredit it by saying that there was collusion from. nations such as russia that there was russian money behind mr r. and banks and all of this was to discredit the movement discredit the referendum it was a disgrace and should be something that's looked into by
a royal commission in my view in the way that we look after our elections in the future. to another story beginning get a lot of traction previously classified f.b.i. documents obtained by the new york times have shed light on some of the bureau's covert activities they reveal that multiple court orders have been used to collect personal data from a lot more companies al institutions and previously thought. the demands can scoop up a variety of information including user names locations ip addresses and records of purchases they don't require a judge's approval and usually come with a gag order leaving them shrouded in secrecy fewer than 20 entities most of them tech companies have ever revealed that they've received the subpoenas known as national security letters. well the new documents also show that the f.b.i.'s interest spread far beyond just tech companies banks credit agencies mobile phone
companies and even universities received hundreds of national security demands the letters have been the subject of controversy for decades issued since the 1980 s. the f.b.i. being required to show clear reasons for sending the orders not anymore it's since been downgraded to include anything linked to information on terrorism terrorism or in the leak investigation and the f.b.i. has yet to comment on this particular revelation but previously said it is for the safety of so this is the only investigate if there is suspicion that n.s.a. whistleblower william binney believes the agency's actions are illegal. national security letters are issued by individual federal agents of the f.b.i. and they simply couldn't say right away or say give you all the data and all you people they've been after all data from the beginning be natural going to every executive order going to triple 3 which they're using as
a basis also to collect book the bible or up it lying around the world in the united states still so it's a matter of their like the every bill you have there that's what they're after all that heat on everybody so they can monitor anyone for their criminal activity or use it against them to pressure them to do anything they want basically i call this not be like who trawl this what it is in terms of little use you leverage to get people to do what you want them to do and when you have knowledge about people to this extent that easy to happen. i just tell i'm going to check on some more world story starting in front that's where firefighters thing toughly a huge blaze that's in gulf that chemical production plant in the northern city of ruin there. no reports of injuries at this stage residents have been told to stay at home while schools have been closed. to south america were violent clashes
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greetings and sell you taste. well well well hawk watchers it is now up to seoul the formal inquiry into the impeachment of u.s. president donald trump has begun a longer the stuff that dreams are made of for the rachel maddow neo liberal wine tasting circuit yes the gears of the trump impeachment are now in motion here on capitol hill after house speaker nancy pelosi took to the stage yesterday and made it official take it away nancy this week the president has admitted to asking the president ukraine to take actions which would benefit him politically the action of the truck the actions of the trump presidency revealed dishonorable fact of the president's betrayal of his oath of office betrayal of our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections therefore today i'm announcing the house of representatives moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry. reason dot
com reports the allegations of against trump appear to be mounting they're saying that rudy giuliani trump's personal lawyer flip flopped on that television and then surely denying but then admitting to urging selenski to carry out the opposition research on biden his family and then just a few days prior to trump's controversial phone call with selenski the president of ukraine acting white house chief of staff mick mulvaney withheld 400000000 in military aid from the ukraine from ukraine at trump's behest from intelligence whistleblowers thwarted to attempting to collude with a foreign power for potential dirt on election opponent to a who's who of the administration's rogues gallery electroboy rudy giuliani and secretary of state might pump ale this impeachment beecher's all all of the bell ways favorite political figures topics and places and has energized the democrats in the mainstream news media you know all of this begs a very important question why did it take a threat to the election chances of joe biden to invigorate democratic party bosses
to find the grounds to finally impeach president donald trump. i guess you know putting immigrant children in cages instituting a ban on muslims at our borders or the dropping of bombs on civilians in syria and afghanistan just start really consider impeachable offenses these days and what my friends those that say about us now let's start watching the hawks. to. get the. real thing it's really. like you but i got. with. both of them on the watching all i robot and then tabitha wallace joining us to discuss the impeachment inquiry and president as the president of the fellas safely
evil for an education and legal defense fund and martin thanks for joining us great to be with you thank you got it out all right so i got the allegations what trump an administration are being accused of it appears that. it appears that they literally did with ukraine what muller and company tried and failed to prove he did with russia and that's collude with a foreign power to damage a political opponent why did the trump of ministration essentially attempt to to do what they just got cleared of well look i think 1st of all i think that it's been interesting to watch the democrats get ahead of the story and now today we have more of the story when you read the transcript and again i think we have all of it i haven't actually seen all the coverage is totally on redacted but we do hire the president to be in charge of among other things the election upcoming in the integrity election and one of the things he's saying is there's big corruption with biden that's now known it's a fact there was no quid pro quo this is kind of.