and very well now continue your. complaint. with proceedings against release what the whistleblower admits not being a direct witness to most of the. rival democrats thinking to their guns. we were presented with the most graphic evidence yet. the present the united states has betrayed his oath of office. betrayed to defend our national security and betrayed his oath to defend our constitution. to reiterate his desire to investigate the alleged corrupt activities of former us vice president joe biden and his son now claims go well beyond ukraine we go into the allegations.
of paris court finds the woman behind the french meeting movement for defaming a man she accused of sexual harassment. british businessman and banks and his leave daughter you campaign are cleared of receiving millions in funding from overseas including from russia the u.k.'s national crime agency stating there was no evidence that any criminal offenses were committed. from a mosque in use h.q. thanks for joining us and r.t. international i'm daniel hawkins welcome to the program. is growing in washington over a july phone call between the presidents of the us and ukraine so after whistleblowers complaint against donald trump was declassified on thursday alleges that the white house attempted to keep the details of the 2 leaders conversation secret democrats
say that during his discussions with a lot of his alleged scheme mr trump likely committed a crime urging his counterpart to investigate democratic 2020 hopeful joe biden's activities in ukraine a lot more than explains. 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 that was a blower admits they never actually heard the conversation i was not a direct witness to most of the events described however i found my colleagues accounts of these events to be credible because you know most cases who officials recounted fucked pots ins that were consistent with one another in addition a variety of information consistent with these private accounts has been reported publicly and they're fulfilling my g.t.
to report this information through propose legal channels to the row of an oath or seize we were presented with the most graphic evidence yet that the president the 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 director of national intelligence says he fully stands behind this whistleblower you don't believe the whistleblower is a political hack do you director i believe that as i said before mr chairman i believe the whistle blowers are is operating in good faith well then that has money in the law they couldn't be in good faith if they were acting as a political hack could they. 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 use the
move 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 initially and that transcript is available 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 and. i think. he too was normal we spoke about many and the so i think you
will read it is that nobody bush and bush and yes no 3 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 that 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. pietschmann 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. while many democrats are praising whistleblowers some republicans are raising concerns about the number of leaks coming from the white house is it normal for the president either states to have their conversations leak out. but it's the 3rd time ranking member of the obligation in the whistle 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 will not be from an intelligence intercept i will say that. it will journalist and author daniel is for some reaction thanks
for joining us here good to have in the program today just had the sound bite of the public and congressman dennis the new news about the possible leaks coming out of the white house what exactly does that tell us about the political climate where can we go from here. well the it's really pretty amazing there are 12 people listening in on a phone call was trump even aware of that and it is astonishing that this that all this material was leaked trump is surrounded by leakers informants. and wherever he turns the news invariably winds up in the press. and the whistleblowers complaint has of course been released that actually singles out trumps lawyer in those claims alleges the white house tried to restrict access to those details of the controversial call of course later released the full transcript how damaging is this going to be for the troubled ministration.
it's unclear. these things things have these storms in washington have a way of blowing up and then dissipating rapidly but russia gay did last 2 and a half years but then again trump was left probably stronger when it was when it was finished i mean this this whole contra time it's very hard to figure out it's very hard to figure out what trump did that was exactly wrong he didn't ask the lewinsky to dig up dirt on biden he merely asked him to conduct an investigation. and certainly biden's activities his his his of the way his son was appointed to the corporate board and then his forcing the. by his own admission forcing the poor shank a government to fire a prosecutor who was investigating his son's company i mean this is unbelievable
stuff so i think that's certainly an investigation is warranted and i for one would be very interested in what it comes up with just going back to the cool summary that came out of wednesday the whistleblower of course said himself or herself it was not a direct witness to most of the events described do you think this does show evidence of any crime but by trump i mean how strong how compelling is this argument that he breach some sort of campaign finance laws. i think that that's the campaign finance laws are ridiculous he is and he's not raising money for his campaign i mean i don't think there's any breach of law there at all it may be unseemly it may be sort of unattractive but i'm not aware of any law that he broke the u.s. leans on other governments to a mountain vest a geisha and biden's activities were so outrageous they fairly beg an investigation so i don't see any real i don't see this rising to the level of high
crimes and misdemeanors that the constitution says is required for impeachment what about from joe biden's point of view because how likely is it that his reputation is going to be damaged the still leading contender among democratic voters what impact could this have on the democratic race and of course joe biden's reputation . well i think i think biden's reputation will suffer i mean it'll it'll highlight these very questionable activities that he engaged in and. some of his more outrageous statements so i think his reputation was i could take a real hit and i probably will wind up suffering more than trump so that's good news for elizabeth warren or bernie sanders maybe for trump also i'm not sure but. i think biden should be very worried at this point it's going to make for interesting run up to the 2020 election isn't that political journalist and author
daniel is that thanks for its on today here certainly. has reiterated that he still wants alleged corruption claims involving his potential election rival joe biden and a ukrainian company investigated u.s. president's accusations that extend beyond just one country donald cool to reports . and 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. and i was 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 $2000000000.00 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 cheesing paying 10 days after that a subsidiary of the bank of china cut
a deal with joe son hunter to form a $1000000000.00 joint investment fund another $1000000000.00 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. it 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 but you heard him people move along nothing to see here i'm not seeing how questions about well it could also be distracting us from what joe biden has done and others have been involved maybe 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 for him to drum this one does leads into really great. leaked information or a juicy information not about joe biden but about donald trump. for 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 if anything. the founder of the me too movement and for all its slapped with a fine for defaming a media executive he accused the misconduct authority and more of the right. bolton's appointment centromeres around washington to the least among those who are out of government and many of those in government because it is a long track record of being a very strong polemical bursary
a man who understands how to make the government were but very much polarization huish. various times arguing for invading iran for invading north korea etc and this was very much not what the president wanted to go so why do you point to me as a bit of a risk to. go since all a little bit messed up by our d.n.a. in some way on over the complete i'm not sure it isn't such a great thing you know i'm sure you are better now than when he had hair. well it's nice of you to say so but i do i went bald when i was 25 and wasn't so great then.
welcome back to the program the u.k.'s national trauma agency has found no proof of wrongdoing by the brooks campaign group will leave the e.u. and one of its fundraisers banks cleared him of receiving that ations for the bricks at camp buy in from a foreign source namely russia well on the story his cape offers. 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 he opened 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 but of the universe to go but the media seem 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 in bragg and the russian intervention in the trump campaign appear to be extraordinary so we travel to south africa to find
one they also filmed 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 sometimes 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 the exit and russia ran late but
i think that you're looking at all 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 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 brix 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 other 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. the court in paris as a rule that the founder of the french me to movement defamed the man she accused of making lewd and 2nd 3 marks in 2017 is a france correspondent charlotte lewinsky. well sundram has been told to pay some $20000.00 euros in fines and damages after being found to have defamed to t.v. executives who she said had sexually harassed her now she is known as being the
leader or the start of the me too movement here in france which is called pole which means rattling your pig and back in 2017 she had tweeted about an incident for many years before in which she had said it the executive who she went on to name and shame had made inappropriate advances to her but 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 well 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 it by going. i didn't win the other one 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 and he must continue to do now it's reprehensible acts of any kind fear must not win the year must not change sides well this isn't perhaps the 1st embarrassment for the me too movement to think about the italian actress an activist asieh our center who is one of the fore. bearers of the me too movement across the globe and also new york professor vito ranelagh 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's often little to no evidence to back up that those allegations those claims have got a real grain of truth to them and many people saying why didn't you take them to the courts in the 1st place and some saying as a result of that their careers have also been ruined their personal lives have also being ruined so some people question now where the this defamation case marks a real reversal in the fortunes of the me to movement 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. the alex island
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welcome to the alex adventure where we once again ask our team of top commentators to attempt the impossible to forecast what's next for brics that over the summer they performed here medicals and anticipating both the controversial probing of parliament the legislature of the sponsor in the commons and the prime minister's attempt to dash to the polls how do you stop a government determined to go out with a no deal with that spot happens. all they theoretically united to stop the paroch of parliament and to stop no deal yes and i think the sense of that will intensify
over the coming weeks rather than the opposite however even mystic meg would have been hard put to forsee that supreme court deliberations would be the talk of the steamy as the top justices decided whether to back the scottish court's i'm the former 20 prime minister and declaring the cut in 20 prime minister's actions unlawful the judgment when it came was unanimous on devastating the court is bound to conclude. that the decision to advice a magistrate to perreault parliament was unlawful probation was also void and of no effect parliament has not been for wrote this is the unanimous judgment of all 11 justices. it is for parliament and in particular the speaker and the lord speaker to decide what to do next to consider these remarkable events alex turns back to our panel of commentators in the blue corner we have peter oborne nobody
knows more than this man about the inner workings of the conservative party now he's in number 10 he's seeing the warnings from the civil service about the calamity of no deal it's an absolute nightmare mr bob johnson knows that i've had reports i've spoken to senior civil servants i mean go visit goes one with fear now they know that if they go for no deal it's going to cause utter chaos and in the yellow corner we turn to form a liberal presidential candidate lembit opec have his all to meet finally find a formula to shift off the toward equalization please my frustration is there's a referendum and nobody said oh well best of 3 and we're heading down that path lib dems in fantasy totally consistent have been for 3 years they've actually become more militant and they remain they want to now say if chosen some becomes prime minister she probably won't but if she did they wouldn't even have a referent of the junk remain so there's somewhere for remain as to go but i just
don't think that fits comfortably with those of us who thought we had one referendum and democrats and liberals would respect the outcome and to take the tempter from north of the border from national columnist and broadcaster ruth wishart the courts brought the scottish dimension to backs it back to the center stage by ruling in favor of the case against probation led by f m p m p q i'm a chatty cathy are scottish politics going to be the real story of this epic autumn briggs' isn't just damaging to the u.k. as a whole briggs is damaging to scotland there but all kinds of calculations done about the job losses lately in scotland the last kochi least i think was 100000 jobs lost so i think the scottish government has taken the view that for in the short term at least stopping briggs or at least stopping the new deal breakers it has to take priority but 1st your teeth message and emails and this point to last week's show where alex interviewed michael sullivan the author of the leveling robert says we can't wait that long now.