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donald trump jr plays down what he calls a nonsense meeting with a russian lawyer last year rejecting allegations of collusion with moscow. amid reports that displaced mosul residents are starting to return to her fears are growing but they have nowhere else to go as the iraqi cities liberation has left it utterly devastated. and the u.s. is apparently backtracking on its plans to restore the relations with russia just days after the leaders of the two countries agreed on several key issues.
you're watching r.t. international live from last in moscow studio with me welcome to the program. u.s. democrats on the media have rounded on donald trump's son over a meeting he held last year with a russian lawyer the kremlin spokesperson has also weighed in calling the new allegations of collusion with russia as the latest twist in this ongoing soap opera . in response to the allegations trumped you know released the full email exchange relating to this meeting one of the e-mails offers quote very high level and sensitive information that supposedly incriminated presidential candidate hillary clinton and might be of use to trump sr the info was claimed to be based on some official documents originating allegedly from some crown prosecutor of russia that job title though was actually raised quite a few eyebrows in the media that's because there is in fact no such official
position in russia of the country not being a monarchy and there are other confusing aspects to this story too as caleb moore explains. the story is like a rorschach test meaning that everyone sees a different picture and most of the media sees a picture of collusion and treason double trump think he was about to get help from a russian lawyer with ties to the kremlin this is looking more and more like treason intent to collude with the russian government all these strange behavior from the president it's all explained no that's not how trump jr sees it he says that nothing of substance was discussed at the meeting which he described as a name nonsense it was such a nothing. there was nothing to tell me and i wouldn't even remember it until we start scouring through the stuff it was literally just a wasted twenty minutes which was a shame whatever the content was the characters involved with the meeting are certainly worthy of a good moving. every
she works in adoption law and does not work with the russian government and why would the russian prosecutor choose all of these people to deliver sensitive information to. camp donald trump jr confirms that this meeting was a big nothing burger he says she did not have any damaging information on clinton but instead that she wanted to discuss adoption law in the magnitsky act she confirms this. nobody knew who would be attending the meeting who i knew that mr donald trump you knew was willing to meet with me. to grow she goes. no further more if this meeting between the trump team in the russian lawyers was about handling damaging information on clinton where is this bombshell we have yet to see any bombshell from the trump team about their opponent so after months and months of proof related to russian trump being anticipated we finally have a story that's rather complicated in fact it's so complicated that you can see
whatever you want the confirmation bias of the reader can lead the mind's eye to read whatever they want into the story if you're determined to see trump works for the russians you can see it even though the logical links just don't add up. artsy new york during the silence was among those searching time jr to publish his emails in the name of transparency he offered to do it for him anonymously via wiki leaks two hours later trouble published them himself political and legal analyst lionel told us that there's no substance in this story only the buzz would russia making it a point of discussion for the media whenever you hear about this trouble. meeting always ask the question and. because that's what you have to do and that i will drive junior met with this. and look what we're doing we're talking about what could have been what should have been playing
what if in any light from any angle there is nothing that is even remotely almost against the law somebody said treason this there is nothing here but let me tell you what is the saddest part we have been told russia russia russia russia to such an extent that maybe by virtue of this repetition there's been some kind of a cerebral connection made where people impute to guilt whenever that word is met and i'm not kidding you it's almost like a brainwashing there is absolutely nothing to this story no matter how you look at it from anybody's point of view there is nothing there i think i've made that very clear i think. people are starting to return to the iraqi city of mosul after the government to claim victory
according to human rights watch the coalition used a number of weapons that are inaccurate and could be quote a nor flee indiscriminate if heavily used in populated areas among them unguided artillery rockets and mortars nikki aaron has more on this story. the liberation of mosul from islamic state has topped the news cycle over the past few days has been full of praise for the victorious iraqi and coalition forces and pictures of celebration victory over isis in mosul. celebrations in the streets of mosul and battle the iraqi city of mosul is now free of the biggest city in isis the so-called islamic state is in the hands of a lucky troops but against the backdrop of jubilation humanitarian groups crying foul over the plight of locals honesty in some nationals issued a fifty page report detailing the extent of civilian suffering calling out in both
iraq and the u.s. led coalition forces for repeated violations of international humanitarian law which it says could amount to war crimes honesty says there was a reliance on imprecise weapons and ignorance to the growing civilian death toll and a failure to adjust tactics to the challenges created by ice still of course you'd never expect much respect for civilian life from the terrorists known for using innocent people as human shields but it seems that those fighting i still somehow turned a blind eye to what they call collateral damage we have already shifted from attrition probably shove them from one position to another iraq syria to annihilation tactics two billion casualties or affair to life in this sort of situation besides any additional needless deaths can just be blamed on the ruthless
enemy anyway according to the un the battle for mosul is left almost nine hundred thousand people displaced more than eight thousand civilians dead or wounded and one hundred thousand children at risk sure it's heartbreaking now but if only which heard about it all sooner well the neighboring street. destroyed the street across rubble the street over there it's the same story wherever you look around you little little. shop as well as your garbage coming by your own food model. we were sitting at my uncle's house how. because howard was sick and the house was shelled by american planes i tried but i couldn't save how or from the shelling and the strikes and. there was smoke was when it comes to how the battle for mosul will be remembered it seems these pictures of celebration at the liberation will live on in the media where the
civilian suffering will be sufferance in silence the u.s. led coalition has reacted to amnesty international's report calling it irresponsible a spokesman added that war is not pleasant and that those who claim otherwise put the lives of civilians and soldiers at risk. another liberation campaign is underway now as u.s. bank rebels prepare to seize eyeful syrian stronghold of tracker the u.n. says between thirty to fifty thousand people are now trapped in the city almost two hundred thousand have already been displaced here are some of their stories. i assure you of a rational aim a little metal a dash dash well it's not as nesmith has met but you have on your little niche that actually your little bit of individual have a trace of what else has been and the dome that has you had of all that and then has become of all gone mad little to. learn more about them or.
if you don't know how to be of course you haven't come through. much of the doubt about the how to view the realm of the. one as a member of us lay of the verb issues what do i shouldn't as a mr haven't been up to one as in a million the fact that there are huge numbers of civilians there makes it very risky for the called the u.s. led coalition to start such an air offensive similar to that of mosul for example already there are one hundred sixty thousand people civilians who are fled the area but there are more than one hundred fifty and the entire province that are still besieged by the terrorists are not allowed to leave so therefore any sort of a campaign against the area will most definitely increase the number of civilian deaths and to be honest with you the u.s. has not made any sort of willingness to defend or to protect the civilians they put a plan and they go on with the plan and they don't take any concern whatsoever given the fact that there might be civilians. russia's foreign minister sergey
lavrov has confirmed that a joint center to monitor the cease fire in syria was agreed upon with the u.s. and jordan after a state department spokeswoman said this was still only being discussed. very clearly so far on the monitoring of the syrian cease fire obviously left yesterday that it was going to be done with the united states and jordan from the center and you have any more details on mr lavrov place like to talk a lot and get out ahead i think of some of the negotiations that are underway that is all still being worked out the only thing the world i don't know how this lady could know like or dislike we're not acquainted i don't know how things work at the state department terms of who has access to what information but the documents signed in amman but russia america and jordan provides for the creation of just such a center nobody should get ahead of themselves but fall into keep abreast of the
latest developments is also helpful for a diplomat. several agreements on syria were reached by president putin in tranter in the g. twenty summit last week however while russia says it's adhering to them the u.s. is apparently losing enthusiasm as jack levin reports from washington. the highly anticipated biological meeting between donald trump and vladimir putin at the g. twenty summit and with high hopes that the two countries could finally leave all the bad blood behind and see a new stage in relations after the two presidents met in hamburg tillerson came out saying that they had great chemistry they discussed cyber security and the cease fire in syria and were really ready to move forward putin and did discuss that joint cyber security unit but trump has since backtracked on that with a post on twitter after the idea was widely attacked here in washington about that cease fire in syria the most important achievement reached by the u.s. and russia in conjunction with jordan moscow has already outlined what role in the
suspension of hostilities they will play but america has yet to be clarified and recent reports show that the pentagon was left completely out of the process we reached out to the pentagon to see if they could shed some light on the plan and they in turn said that the state department was the head agency and referred us to them but they also have yet to come up with a solid strategy in terms of who was doing what when where or how some of those details are still being worked out is there a level of urgency and work because. if you don't have monitoring we're going to force mechanisms. sort of incentivize people to break it to those monitors will be i don't know at this point i know we have folks in the region i know that our special envoy to syria is actively engaged in these conversations so i anticipate we'll get that information in the in the near future so we're seeing again one step forward two steps back on what's becoming the usual u.s. approach to working with russia. some of america's partners in europe have also
pointed out the inconsistency of america's russia policy german government official that has lashed out at the u.s. saying its policy is an indecisive back and forth with no clear direction and former u.s. diplomat told us what's behind them make signals coming from washington. if the russians believe the americans are talking with two voices that's because we are clearly i think president trump is very sincere in trying to work out some kind of a broader arrangement with moscow and that he faces tremendous opposition here in washington from people who didn't want this meeting to take place at all or wanted to be at best a pro-forma handshake and pleasantries kind of thing not to affect any substance we have a lot of people here in the if you will in the deep state who don't want any cooperation with russia at all on anything particularly on syria and there is a huge potential that somebody may try to sabotage it but i am still rather
optimistic highway in israel and growing increasingly angry with binion and george soros that mornings after this break. in case you're new to the game this is how it works in our economy is built around core. corporations from washington to washington controls the media the media. voters elect who is meant to run this country business because. it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before.
it's called the feeling of freedom from. every in the world experience for me and you can get it on the old. the old according to just. welcome to my world come along for the ride. welcome back to the program the hunt garin government has launched a countrywide and team i can post a campaign depicting george soros the hunger an american billionaire as persona is being used by the government soros had called on her way to allow more refugees into the country. sentiments a strong his call was dismissed by victor opens government.
campaign is room in this interview were upset darkest hours. these billboards of memories but also saw hatred and fear. although israel's ambassador to hungry initially criticized the campaign television quickly released a clarification condemning the actions of cyrus both in hungry and also in israel we discussed the situations in both countries with an israeli activist. sources very hostile towards israel and here was a kind of awkward situation in the hungry because it was sorest did he supported all kinds of what we call orange revolutions which on the surface was very peaceful
by that there of the day we saw these blood spilled in the ukraine blood spilled in beliefs in many other places where soros put his fingers as you know now the reason compan in the united states that russia meddle in the us elections i don't assemble they're talking about the united states government invested money and in undermining israeli prime minister during the campaign they do it all they interfere they meddle and then the queues others of going i mean this is kind of the property which needs to be stopped and we agree with the government of one hundred gara when they want to say stop stop. and so as his alleged meddling is also becoming a concern in the us back in march this year several republican senators attempted to launch a probe into a taxpayer's money and after being sent his n.g.o.s but the initiative was rejected despite a collective letter sent to secretary of state rights to listen angry is not the
only european country to openly denounce the activities of george soros the polish m.p. has allege that sars violated the polish constitution while a former macedonian leader said soros using his engineers has been meddling all across the world we spoke to an international affairs commentator who supports those views. complaints about george entirely justified because we see in his behavior somebody who is has got a will to power and if he doesn't like the results of a democratic election he will do his best to topple that democratic government so for example in the case of hungary clearly pursuing a nationally or inside policy and that government knows that it will be targeted sooner or later by solar for daring to pursue a national policy rather than a sort of policy in essence what george soros is about is the complete opposite that if this is a democracy he has money which he uses to buy power and influence by creating
organizations which he tells what to do and they tell the world what to do and what to think he talks about transparency but every lead does is veiled in secrecy he talks about democracy but he seeks to overthrow democratically elected governments just because he doesn't like them this is a kind of megalomania on a james bond villain scale and it really should be stopped. a legal controversy is brewing in the u.s. stance after new hampshire's attorney general launched an investigation into a case where an immigrant was cleared of six counts of domestic violence by a local court august and bahati a thirty three year old refugee from congo was arrested in august last year after he allegedly assaulted a pregnant woman several times however he was released the following month after his lawyer raise doubts on whether bahati was legally fit to stand trial in march this year the suspect was cleared of all charges after a local prosecutor found the hearty to be culturally incompetent we discuss this
case and its ramifications with antiwar activist daniel schorr and conservative writer mike chan of each. people are afraid now in america to say you're in america welcome to america we have certain values we have certain rules in place if you say that you might be xenophobic right so the city prosecutor didn't want to be seen. and because of that he decided to let somebody off on the cultural relativism defense so this is the end result of political correctness and cultural marxism and the social justice warrior ism run amok mexicans and muslims and foreigners and immigrants to this country. every day this spate of hate crimes that have this country. so to think that some of the environment of an bracing immigrants is ridiculous when hate crimes are on the rise and just for being mexican you can be terror a lot of these hate crimes do end up being hoaxes the flip side is there's just
a lot of hate in the world and there's a lot of hate in humanity if i walk down a street in a certain neighborhoods in new york as a white person i would face racism from other cultures it doesn't sound like you feel safe to visit new york we feel bad for. certain of it but mike you put forth a very grim pessimistic view of humanity is though somehow hate were a natural thing honor killings cannot come to america domestic battery cannot be normalized abusing women and genital mutilation of children cannot be allowed that's individual responsibility sure but as a culture we have to send a message and we can't be afraid to say that this is america this is the west and we don't do things the way a lot of other people do in the rest of the world a lot of so many people come to america it's not because america is the greatest place in the world is because people have been diffused and they've been robbed of their opportunities whether it's in the dominican republic go in brazil or in the middle east because of us foreign policy and u.s.
interventionism we do have a mass we should be trying to help these other countries creating save zones in other countries but if you're going to come to america there cannot be a cultural defense. ok it's ok to hit my wife. emanuel micron has enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top first securing the french presidency and then a landslide victory for his party but his ambitions go even further than judging by some of his actions. because she since becoming a member of the national assembly is being cooked cooked towns cocktails all the way.
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