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hello and welcome to turnberry where president trump will arrive on the next leg of his uk tour. later on this evening donald trump will be arriving to stay in his coffers were just behind me. will be arriving to stay in his coffers werejust behind me. it will be arriving to stay in his coffers were just behind me. it is the last leg of his visit to the uk. president trump was earlier formally welcomed by the queen at windsor castle — despite the fact that it's not a full state visit. he held talks with the prime minister, where tensions were evident on the approach to brexit, but both stressed the special relationship between the two countries. i give our relationship, in terms of grade, the highest level of specials. i'm confident that this transatlantic alliance will continue to be the bedrock of our shared security and prosperity for years to come. across the uk — thousands have
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taken to the streets to protest against the visit, accusing president trump of spreading hatred. while mr trump has no scheduled pla nts while mr trump has no scheduled plants here in turn bury he's got plenty of work to do added that major meeting vladimir putin in helsinki on monday. there have been developments relating to russia. three days before that meeting, the usjustice department has charged russian intelligence officials with meddling in the us election. and in other news, british police haven't found a bottle of the nerve agent novichok at the house of charlie rowley who was poisoned last month in amesbury. welcome to turn bury on a beautiful,
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still summers evening on the coast of scotland. the golf course we are expecting donald trump to use over the weekend isa donald trump to use over the weekend is a couple of hundred yards to my left. behind me you can see the 5—star hotel which was renovated as pa rt 5—star hotel which was renovated as part of the redevelopment of this golf cloud when donald trump and his organisation bought it in 2015. it is so still here you can probably hear the birds tweeting behind them. there's hardly anything else to hear, but not very long at all the president of the united states will be arriving and no doubt the atmosphere will change. we are expecting protests in scotland in edinburgh, in glasgow, potentially close to turn bury here and also where donald trump as another golf course in aberdeen sure. that is
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gci’oss course in aberdeen sure. that is across the weekend, but let's look at what has been happening today. the entire day has been dominated by the interview donald trump the sun newspaper and he made three crucial points. he said theresa may, our current plan for brexit could kill off the idea of a us, current plan for brexit could kill off the idea ofa us, uk current plan for brexit could kill off the idea of a us, uk trade deal. he said he told theresa may how to approach brexit, but she had not listened to his advice. and for good measure he threw in that he thought that borisjohnson, the recently resigned foreign minister of the uk would be a good prime minister if he had the chance. so, when the two met they had plenty to talk about and potentially mr trump at some bridges to build as well. our political editor has the story. you don't need to count the helicopters to know how much this visitor matters. president trump's entourage blasted through the countryside, as subtly as he warned this week that his host might not get the trade deal she covets. for
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theresa may, herjob was notjust to grin and bear it today, but more importantly to try to change his mind. when first the tricky question was asked, elected to her. have you had a chance to talk about the interview this morning? we've got a lot to discuss. the question repeated, this time he made a face rather than answered. but after talks back to the choreography around the stately home, exactly where she brokered her brexit compromised. this time last week. the prime minister appeared to have taken hold the prime minister appeared to have ta ken hold of the prime minister appeared to have taken hold of president trump, and predicted he is now on her side. we agreed today that as the uk leads the european union we will pursue an ambitious us, uk free agreement. the checkers agreement reached last week provides a platform for donald and me to agree an ambitious deal that works for both countries right across our economy. was he quite so
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convinced? once the brexit process is concluded and perhaps the uk has left that you, i don't know what they're going to do, but whatever you do is ok with me. that is your decision. whatever you're going to do is ok with us. just make sure we can trade together, that's all that matters. you seem rather to have changed your tune from what you said earlier this week when he said that oi'i earlier this week when he said that on the current brexit plan that would probably kill the possibility ofa would probably kill the possibility of a trade deal with the uk. our countries are meant to have a special relationship, yet you publicly criticised the prime minister's policy and her personally for not listening to you this week. ifi for not listening to you this week. if i really the behaviour of a friend? i did not criticise the prime minister. i have a lot of respect for the prime minister and unfortunately there was a story that was done, which was generally fine, but it did not put in what i said about the prime minister and i said tremendous things. to be accurate, it did. she's going to make a decision as to what she's going to do. the only thing i ask of teresa
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is that we make sure we can trade, that we don't have any restrictions. i read reports were that will not be possible, but i believe after speaking with the prime minister's people and representatives and trade experts it will absolutely be possible. and prime minister, is that the problem from the you that some of the things mr trump has said about her brexit plan are right? it will limit the possibilities of doing trade deals easily in the future? there'll be no limit to the possibility of us doing trade deals around the rest of the world once we leave the european union. 0n the basis of the agreement that was made here at chequers and that i have put forward to the european union, and are you have heard from the president the us is keen for us, we are keen to work with them and we will do a trade deal with them and with others around the rest of the world. he said he'd suggested she should be tougher on brexit, but never pulled the plug on the deal. brexit is a very tough situation. that is a tough deal. you cannot walk away because if she walks away
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that means she is stuck. you cannot walk away. but you can do other things. what about that often quoted peschel if today is real relationship? i would say the highest level of special. am i allowed to go higher than that? i'm not sure, but it's the highest level of special. i was much rather have heras my of special. i was much rather have her as my friend than my enemy, that ican her as my friend than my enemy, that i can tell you. where he leads, the prime minister is certainly not a lwa ys prime minister is certainly not always willing to follow. but have the president knock on his tone on brexit this vital moment would have been humiliating —— not calm his tone. for years british prime ministers have strained to show that they matter to the united states. they wanted to be listened to, they wa nt to they wanted to be listened to, they want to be respected, but with characteristics smash and grab style donald trump has made that tricky. very tricky. for theresa may. just at the moment when she needs friends and reliable allies. goodbye to chequers, then for the president to
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move to call on one of the few people in the world whose status rivals his. the queen has now met a dozen american presidents, this spectacle of product of all of that shared history. —— a product. these images perhaps the ones donald trump truly desired. but the politics between the united states and britain are fraught. the lines less precise. and as both our countries change, so diplomatic decorum is not guaranteed. joining me now is robert tuttle — former us ambassador to the uk. hejoins me now from los angeles. thank you very much indeed for your time. there's an awful lot to digest from the last 2a hours. what has been your reaction? interview today
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in los angeles with the prime minister and the president, and i thought it looked a lot better than yesterday, his rather intemperate interview. it seemed they spend a lot of time together the last two days. they broadened the relationship, and i like what the president said that our relationship with the united kingdom is special, special. i think that is important because it is one of the most important relationships in the entire world. but he did not treat it like a special relationship. this is bullying behaviour, isn't that? if you are on one level attack someone if you are on one level attack someone viciously whose supposed to be your friend and a few hours later say i did not mean it quite like that and actually, we can do things that and actually, we can do things that and actually, we can do things that a few hours ago i said we could not. well, i think we've gotten used to that in the united states where the president can sometimes be all over the place, but it was evident to me today watching the two of them together that they have a strong
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relationship, they've spent a lot of time together in the last 2a hours, a lot of time for private talks that i think will improve their relationship and will continue our strong special relationship with the united kingdom. that alliance not just with the uk, but with the will of europe is really in some ways the bedrock of the western order and it was within that western border that you worked as the us ambassador to the uk. some people would argue donald trump is undermining that order of things. would you go that far? i think he's taking some tough sta nces, far? i think he's taking some tough stances, especially on the contributions of countries in nato to nato, but as you know the united kingdom is one of the few countries that contribute over 2% of its defence budget, 2% of gdp, which is very positive. so, i think that it sound like they had a very frank meeting, but overall a positive meeting, but overall a positive meeting, and you are right. the alliance between the united states
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and united kingdom is not only good for our two countries, but good for europe and good for the rest of the world. we are two of the most prominent democracies in the world and the fact that we are close friends and allies and we promote democracy together is very, very important. ambassador tuttle, give us an important. ambassador tuttle, give us an insight of the diplomatic experience of these big visits. i imagine the kind of interview that was published in the fund is a com plete was published in the fund is a complete nightmare for all of the people who have been laying the groundwork for the week in advance. yes. probably it was difficult, but i must tell you one of my fondest memories of all was greeting president bush at heathrow, getting on marine one and flying from windsor castle to have tea with the queen and the duke of edinburgh. it was one of the experiences that i will never, neverforget, and being ambassador to the uk was one of the high point of my life and it was a real privilege. well, we appreciate you joining us on bbc news. thank
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you joining us on bbc news. thank you very much indeed. the former ambassador, us ambassador to the uk, robert tuttle. i'mjoining ambassador, us ambassador to the uk, robert tuttle. i'm joining you from the west coast of scotland. just by donald trump's ternary golf cloud, a 5—star hotel, a spot behind me. the golf course is over there, i had a quick look earlier. it is fiendishly difficult, but we think the president will take it on tomorrow. right now we're akin to arrived just next to glasgow as we expect them to arrive. you can view the feed we're getting there. so far we don't think air force one have touched down. when it does the president will come off the plane and we think will take between half an hour and 45 minutes to arrive in turn grey. we will keep very close on that. —— turnberry. you may have heard earlier in the day bbc correspondents telling us it isa day bbc correspondents telling us it is a working visit, it's in a statement that and that is quite right. donald trump will not be giving a speech that died of the parliament, the speaker of the house of commons was very, very
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unenthusiastic about that —— the joint houses of parliament. there are times when it looked all but eight state visit and one of those moments was toward the end of afternoon when he arrived in windsor to meet with the queen and the bbc‘s christian fraser was there to witness it. yes, it was quite an event and probably the highlight of the trip for donald trump. he speaks a lot about his group of course, the scottish group that he has here in the uk. there is a close affinity with the british isles that the president has and he's always talked in interviews about how wonderful it would be to meet the queen, so even though this was not a state visit, of course the government has moved the goalposts a little bit so they can facilitate a meeting with the queen and she has met ten of the 11 presidents since her coronation in 1953, but i'm not sure that she's met a us president quite like donald trump and are worth —— will correspond with tony earlier that
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she would have been intrigued by donald trump. she seen everything in her time, she's hosted all sorts of world leaders, but she wanted to get the measure of him. it went pretty smoothly, to be honest. there was something a little nervous about what the president might do because he's prone to be awed vigorous handshake, but aside from a moment when they were inspecting the garden where he slightly got ahead of the queen, there was a bit of a problem with the choreography, it went off pretty well and there was a still picture of the president and melania trump standing in the private apartments of windsor castle which i'm sure will adorn the mental pieces of one of his golf clubs at some point and that will be the highlight no doubt about it. these are the pictures of course that will be beamed back to an admiring base, his supporters back in the united states. christian, thank you very much indeed. i've been watching all day long, great coverage from windsor. christian fraser just day long, great coverage from windsor. christian fraserjust came off the air with beyond 100 days along with katie. while i was happening in windsor, in
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this centre of london and of tens of thousands of people with differing campaign groups were turning out to make their displeasure known about donald trump being in this country, and lucy manning was there too. say aloud, set clear, donald trump is not welcome here. his name echoed around the streets of london. it was on the posters they carried, the t—shirts they wore. they were loud, and they were certainly many. that is tens of thousands came to protest against president trump. he wasn't evenin against president trump. he wasn't even in the city to see or hear the angen even in the city to see or hear the anger. the relationship normally a special one, the highest level of special one, the highest level of special said the president, but they we re special said the president, but they were not lining the streets for the american president but against him.
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i think his policies are awful, i think the way he talks to people, the way he talks about women, the way he talked about disabled people, policies on climate change, the list of things he does wrong is long. you are not going to stop thought shop are not going to stop thought shop are you? i think peaceful protest is are you? i think peaceful protest is a beautiful pink. what do you make of so many british people coming out against your president? it is really nice that they care that much. about the injustices happening in our country. the day of protest started with london's newest forest attraction, flying outside parliament the trump baby balloon. not huge in size, but big an impact. i think it is brilliant. i think he is -- i think it is brilliant. i think he is--i i think it is brilliant. i think he is —— i think it's the enemy of british humour and i think donald trump doesn't get that but i think it stands for the way that we deal with things we don't like —— the academy of british humour. this peculiarly british day of protest to the streets the women's march the demonstrations armed with
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song, pots and pans, wi and anger. he's the worst thing to happen to the world right now. , daughter, mother, woman. he is not .net we don't deserve him on this world. he's done nothing but wrong. don't deserve him on this world. he's done nothing but wrongm don't deserve him on this world. he's done nothing but wrong. is it for british people... she did not like him. it is for anyone to say it because we are citizens of the world. not telling him necessarily to be here, we're protesting some of the policy decisions that he's made. but america is our closest ally. yes, and this is not against america, it's against donald trump. been the main anti—trump protest of the day filling the streets of central london —— then. the american president might not be in london to see and hear these protests, but he certainly aware of them think he was not standing more time in the
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capital because he been made to feel unwelcome. but as donald trump said, he believes the real british people love the american president. but those in trafalgar square this evening are not the one who love him, farfrom it. but with a welcome from the queen, the prime minister, president trump might just from the queen, the prime minister, president trump mightjust not mind about the protest. a little bit earlier you would have seen some a little bit earlier you would have seen some pictures of protests in glasgow. we it's affecting further protest here in scotland across the weekend. some plan for glasgow, some plan for weekend. some plan for glasgow, some planfor edinburgh, weekend. some plan for glasgow, some plan for edinburgh, some plan for somewhere near this turnberry golf resort and also some close to the golf course in aberdeen sure which donald trump homes. the president is imminent here in turnberry. you will be greeted when he lands by the uk secretary of state for scotland. you will not be greeted by scotland's
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first minister nicola sturgeon. she's the leader of the scottish national party. we are speaking to steven geffen, the s&p's foreign affairs spokesperson live from dundee. thank you for your time. good evening. wouldn't it have been appropriate for nicola sturgeon —— nicola sturgeon to have been there? well, it's being met —— you being met by the secretary of state for scotla nd met by the secretary of state for scotland and i think that we have got to be careful about our relationship with donald trump. this is not about america. people from america are very, very welcome to come and visit us. i represent saint andrews and we are delighted to have students, academics, golfers, all sorts coming to saint andrews and it makes it a better place for it. this is about the person that holds the office of the presidency with the us at the moment, person who's taken action against immigrant children, separating them from parents making the most dreadful remarks and i think it is a shame the british government is not standing up to him a little bit more. but isn't it a bit disingenuous to say this is not
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about america when it clearly is? he's the president of america, he was elected by americans because he won using the democratic system. he represents that country, a country which is of huge cultural and economical importance to scotland. of course it is, and it will continue to be, but if you have allies and friends across elsewhere in europe and in the united states, you want to be honest friends. right now theresa may is trying to get closer to an american president with the most awful views on a wide range of subjects. rather than being close to our natural allies politically elsewhere in europe, she's moving away from those who we are naturally close to add a political level and trying to cosy up to donald trump. that is a this calculation and i think people in america will be pleased to see somebody standing up to the president of the us —— that isa to the president of the us —— that is a miscalculation. this is not to do with the american people and that is why i was keen to stress that. they are welcome and will always be
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welcome, but this is about a politician to politician, and he's got some abortive views and he's taken some of actions and therefore it's right that politicians make it clear that that is not appropriate and not something we welcome —— some abhorrent views. you say the snp will stand up to donald trump but nicola sturgeon will not begin to make that point nor will she speak at any protest across the weekend so she seems to me to be stuck between two stalls. i'm not sure she is. i think nicola sturgeon is leading the pride march tomorrow as i understand it, that is great that she is doing that. donald trump have got a private visit to his turnberry golf resort this weekend, so it's entirely appropriate that we make representations. 0thers entirely appropriate that we make representations. others have done it in parliament as well. the snp is not the only political party to have condemned donald trump. i know that collea g u es condemned donald trump. i know that colleagues in other political parties have done exactly the same thing. we are not alone in this. a politician to politician level when it comes to the detention of
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immigrant children, when it comes to remarks that may be considered racist, when it comes to some of the attitudes towards women, it's important that as politicians you stand up when you believe somebody is wrong, and i believe that it's good to have honest friends in the world. thank you very much indeed for joining world. thank you very much indeed forjoining us and as steven was finishing his final answer you will have seen air force one touched down at the airport just have seen air force one touched down at the airportjust next have seen air force one touched down at the airport just next to have seen air force one touched down at the airportjust next to glasgow from where they are donald trump will travel to not the smart building you can see directly behind me. that is a spot attached to this golf cloud, but through the trees if you look carefully you can see the much bigger bright white building. that is the 5—star hotel attached to the turnberry golf course, and that is where melania trump donald trump will be staying. but get more reflections on the day that has played out. laura schwartz is a democrat commentator, shejoins me from mexico. and stacy hilliard—cork is a republican commentator whojoins me from central london.
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stacy, let's start with you. you are in central london and you will have seen in central london and you will have seen just how anti—many, many people in the uk are about the president. yes, there is an extremely large turnout for the anti—trump protest. we expected that would happen. so i don't think there's any surprise there. my only disappointment is the jhon baby balloon was not bigger. i thought it you will do a stunt like that really make an impact, but they tried and they brought out the crowds and i know there are some pro—trump allies battle —— rally felt the place tomorrow possibly in london and around the uk as well. laura, what was your assessment of how donald trump handled the issues of brexit and the issues of how the uk and us relate to each other? may ijust say it's incredibly special to be here with you. more special than rational. and itjust truly is,
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because when ever you see allies get together like the uk and the us, which has been a long—standing relationship, and then you see a president that had to backtrack the moment he gets to your soil and then the interview which came out with the sun, and notjust the one that was written but the audio recording of it and the full transcript of it, the white house spent a lot of their day to day walking that back. sarah sanders the press secretary even had to put out an official white house statement saying that he appreciates theresa may very, very much. so, i think when the dust settles the white house will have learned from this. i believe that the white house in washington should take note and ta ke in washington should take note and take that transnational organised crime pact that they sign while at chequers and move forward on that and have some serious discussions about policy and trade. either way, i hope the house listens to those
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protesters —— i hope the house listens to those protesters — — by i hope the house listens to those protesters —— by the way. from what i've heard in this clip they are protesting policy, his remarks against the disabled, immigrants, europe as a will and i really appreciate the positive protest that are happening today over in your negative —— are happening today over in your negative — — your are happening today over in your negative —— your neck of the woods —— europe as a whole. negative —— your neck of the woods -- europe as a whole. we know donald trump and his colleagues pay close attention to television news on sure they were aware of the size of the process. whether they were listening i will -- process. whether they were listening iwill -- i process. whether they were listening i will —— i guess we'll have to see how policy plays out. we heard from the president today, stacy and at nato as well. a stream of things that simply are not true. are you uncomfortable with the fact that the american president when he is visiting other countries is just repeatedly standing up and putting mr out. we heard from the president today, stacy and at nato as well. a strea m today, stacy and at nato as well. a stream of things that simply are not true. are you uncomfortable with the fa ct true. are you uncomfortable with the fact that the american president when he is visiting other countries is just repeatedly standing up and putting mr albert? -- mist truth. this is a problem we have seen with donald trump a few times, and it is something that is worrying. in the way that he does speak of andy north prepared remarks. that is being
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bashed a thing people are critical about him in the party. independent voters and those on all sides of the aisle. this is a big problem that we have with him, but he is able to keep these relationships and is able to speak frankly with our allies and with our friends and i certainly see that our allies are able to speak prickly with him as well and able to set things right. so from that standpoint we still have a strong relationship despite any of these shortcomings. and laura, i guess the argument in support of donald trump is that he is disruptive in a positive way, that he forces these relationships to leave whether it's his relationship with nato or the uk and that evil illusion does bring positive results —— evolution. and that evil illusion does bring positive results -- evolution. to be honest, i have not seen positive results and when you have a french president that has to fact check the us president why whether it's something the us has gotten used to because this is how he operates or not, we should not be beholden to
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the leader of a country to its detriment with our face to the world. the us is a beacon of hope, and that is why... let me jump in here and let's take nato for example. the head of nato said it was helpful for donald trump to put in very strong terms the need for nato members to meet their spending commitments by 2024. he welcomed.. it something that president 0bama and george w. bush repeatedly but that the whole time. that has been the united states position on nato when it comes to spending and the percentage of the gdp and the defence budget of those nato allies. he's taking a page from 0bama's playbook. as we are talking our viewers can see air force one taxiing at prestwick airport which is about 40, 50 km away from where i'm standing in the mid—evening sunshine on the coast, the president
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is not so far away from arriving at his turnberry result as resort. stacy, let me ask you. what do you think the president's goals should be. what would you like to see him go back with that would be good for america and good for the republican party? what i would like for him to go back with is the spending commitment from nato, and i would like to see our nato to that. they have made that commitment before and it has taken someone to be a bit more forceful to be able to get them to actually start moving again on that. that is one thing. another is really having an idea of what we wa nt to really having an idea of what we want to do with trade in continuing to grow the economy. laura mentioned the president has not done anything thatis the president has not done anything that is positive, but in fact the survey came out yesterday that the economic approval rating is 51%, which is the highest in ten years. the us economy is moving whether or not you like donald trump, that it's a fa ct not you like donald trump, that it's a fact that cannot be disputed. people are getting higher wages, so hopefully they'll be able to take
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some comments back to congress in america people and business to be able to make moves on trade and business and investment overseas. stacy and laura, thank you for joining me from london and from mexico respectively. i was mentioning the mistruths which donald trump has set and there have been plenty of them this week. one that bizarrely the president keeps repeating is that he was here in turnberry the day before the brexit referendum and predicted the outcome of the brexit referendum when in fa ct of the brexit referendum when in fact he was here the day after it when we all knew the result. we have heard this a couple of times this week and that is just one of a multiple of things which have been put into the public domain by the president which are not true. let's turn to a story which i have absolutely been certain that the white house is paying close attention to. we have details of indictment on 12 russian intelligence officials. this is all relating to the investigation into
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possible meddling by rush into the us election and possible collusion between the trout campaign and russia in 2016 and 2015. anthony's or crazy live from washington. for people who have not seen this story in detail, start us from the beginning, please. it identify 12 russian nationals, with military intelligence, and said they essentially were behind the hacks. 0f they essentially were behind the hacks. of the democratic national committee e—mails, as well asjohn podesta, the chairman of the hillary for president campaign, and there we re for president campaign, and there were documents that were hacked and disseminated through cutouts including one that went by the name, and another, and distributed them throughout the united states in order to influence and disrupt the
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2016 us presidential election. if you will remember, some e—mail hacks came out right before the democratic national convention and led to the resignation of the head of the democratic national committee, it was a very disruptive over the next couple of days, because of the details some of the conflict within the dnc, and bernie sanders, one of the dnc, and bernie sanders, one of the presidential candidates also, the presidential candidates also, the e—mails had a lot of internal details about the campaign, some of clinton's speech excerpts, a larger democratic strategies, details on individual candidates running, all of this were pushed out into the public domain by questions alleged in this indictment. while there was no direct connection, to any americans whether in the front campaign or elsewhere, knowingly communicated with these questions, knowing they were russian nationals, there were contacts between them and
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americans and there were several not listed by name but several individuals they said disseminated this information so as i said, this was an indictment of 12 individuals and add onto the 20 plus people who have already been indicted or pled guilty as part of the investigation. and three russian companies. a fairly extensive detailed indictment sheet and this is finally delving into the woods behind those e—mail hacks that the devil to the democrats in 2016. how does the department ofjustice decide the timing of these announcements? does he keep an eye on possibly takes? 0ne he keep an eye on possibly takes? one of the people say, donald trump, as he spent the weekend here, he is undoubtedly having to discuss how he is going to refer to what has happened today when he meets but america than in helsinki on monday. that clearly has been a question that has been on everyone's minds,
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as these indictments were announced. in his press conference, the deputy attorney general was asked by a reporter about this and he said that the timing was based purely on the fa cts the timing was based purely on the facts and how they were developed and had nothing to do with politics, had nothing to do with the upcoming butter may boom and the trump summit. they are denying there was any sort of tie between this meeting and the indictments. anthony, thank you very much indeed. life with this in washington, dc. we will have more information on that story. you can get those through the bbc website. the lead story here is the donald trump has met the queen and matt theresa may. ——met theresa may.
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across the uk, thousands have taken to the streets to protest against the visit, accusing president trop of spreading hatred. as we havejust been discussing, three days before donald trump meets vladimir putin, he and his justice donald trump meets vladimir putin, he and hisjustice department has charged russian of textiles with meddling in the election, and another store here in the uk, british police have found a bottle of the nerve agent or one at the house of charlie rowley who was poisoned last month. air force one has landed. we are
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just waiting to see donald trump and donald trump step up the plane from there. they are going to be brought to where i am talking to you from. this is a golf resort owned by the trump organisation. as we know, because the president goes to mara lago in florida, he likes to stay at his own property. his son eric described as his favourite property, his father's favourite property so donald trump would have had no persuading to add this to his itinerary, after nato and checkers before then. there is the door. it is very familiar. we have seen donald trump and melania trump step off that in an array of different places. this is in fact the 18th
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country that he has visited while theresa may was the first foreign leader to visit the white house after donald trump took office. the uk is the 18th which he has visited and initially, there was the offer ofa and initially, there was the offer of a state visit from theresa may. but in the end, it was turned into a working visit. there is the president, waving. entirely clear who will be welcoming the president, certainly we are not expecting the crowds of people to turn up for this. a little earlier, as we wandered around, there are checkpoints, all around this resort but you can go right up to the golf course and it is interesting that one scaffold has been built in the middle of the fairway. initially we thought it was a tv scaffold but it was a scaffold constructed by us security. 0n the top two levels were
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men with guns sitting on tripods and it is almost certain that president trop will play golf at least once, maybe twice while he is here and there are lots of efforts being made to ensure that he is safe when he is doing that. off the coast, there was also a police boat and a smaller boat attached to it which was coming into the shore as well. as you can imagine, a visit for the american president, all the security precautions are being taken in advance of his arrival. i was being told by a colleague, this little wedding going on in the term or a hotel, we know in mara lago in florida, the president has been known to mingle among the guests. he might go to the wedding reception as an unusual guest. we'll see if that happens. while there are no scheduled events for the president, he has plenty to consider. it has been an important visit to nato, and in difficult and important as in the uk. there has been more political
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drama and you get an average month packed into today, starting with the big son scoop with the president in which he criticised theresa may's approach to brexit. the press conference at checkers, and said he had not criticised the prime minister although there is a tape where he criticised the perimeter. from there, it was to visit the queen at windsor castle and then to the airport to get on air force one to come here. when the president gets to where i am standing, or he will be greeted with the most glorious view of the sun. he is gently going down over the seat of the west coast of scotland. the view, i am guessing, from the 5—star hotel behind me is going to be spectacular. but the president, as i say, will not just spectacular. but the president, as i say, will notjust be playing golf. you'll be preparing for this important meeting in helsinki with
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vladimir putin, talking about, preparing for the summit, which lots and lots of people are watching, partly because of these new indictments, partly because there are many questions out there about president trop's relationship with russia. next year on bbc news, we will take a look at what we have seen will take a look at what we have seen today. isaid to i said to the sign, theresa may is. iam i said to the sign, theresa may is. i am sitting here. did i say nice things about theresa may? 0lga, if you reported it, that is good. 0n things about theresa may? 0lga, if you reported it, that is good. on an internet? i said very good things. thank you very much for saying that. isaid thank you very much for saying that. i said very good things about her. i did not think they put it in, they did not think they put it in, they did not think they put it in, they did not put in the headline. i wish they would have put in the headline. and she is a total professional
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because when i saw her this morning, isaidi because when i saw her this morning, i said i wanted to apologise, and she said do not worry, it is only the press. there were a number of explosive elements to the interview with the sun. he said he thought borisjohnson could with the sun. he said he thought boris johnson could make with the sun. he said he thought borisjohnson could make an excellent prime minister. that came up excellent prime minister. that came up in the press conference as well. they said unrelated. not related. if you had to take, you can ask sara. they take the entire interview. he asked about borisjohnson and i said yes, andi asked about borisjohnson and i said yes, and i said he would be a good prominence there. he has been seeing very good things about me. he think iam doing very good things about me. he think i am doing a greatjob. i am doing a great job, i am doing a greatjob. i am doing a greatjob, that i can tell you, just in case you have not notice. boris johnson would be a great prime minister. i also said that this incredible woman right here is doing
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a fantasticjob, a greatjob. and i mean that. and i must say that i have gotte n mean that. and i must say that i have gotten to know theresa may much better over the last two days than i have known her over the last year and a half. we have spent more time in the last two days, yesterday i had breakfast, lunch and dinner with her. and i said what are linked mara? you're her. and i said what are linked mara ? you're having her. and i said what are linked mara? you're having breakfast and lunch with theresa may and i will see her later up on again. i have gotten see her later up on again. i have gotte n to see her later up on again. i have gotten to know her better than ever. i think she is a terrific woman. she is doing a terrificjob. that brexit is doing a terrificjob. that brexit isa is doing a terrificjob. that brexit is a very tough situation. that is a tough deal. between the borders and entries into the countries, and she is going to do the best. the only thing i ask is that she work it out so thing i ask is that she work it out so that we can have very even trade. we do not have a fair deal with the european union right now on trade. they treat the united states horribly will stop and that is going to change. and if it does not change, they are going to have to pay at the price and they know what that price is. they are coming over
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onjuly 25 that price is. they are coming over on july 25 to that price is. they are coming over onjuly 25 to see me and hopefully we can work something out, but they have barriers that are beyond belief. areas where they were not ta ke belief. areas where they were not take ourfarm belief. areas where they were not take our farm products, belief. areas where they were not take ourfarm products, will not ta ke take ourfarm products, will not take many other things, including our cars. they charge tariffs on ca i’s our cars. they charge tariffs on cars far greater than we charge them. you know all these things. and last year, we lost $151 billion with the european union. we cannot have that. we're not going to have that longer. the? now before i play you what both of them said about brexit, let's just remind ourselves. what both of them said about brexit, let'sjust remind ourselves. this press co nfe re nce let'sjust remind ourselves. this press conference is taking place at checkers, a week before at checkers, theresa may had gathered her cabinet defined and agreed position on brexit which would then be given to the eu. we had an agreement last friday, then on sunday, the brexit secretary resigned, and on monday, the foreign secretary resigned. did the foreign secretary resigned. did the week, there was intense pressure. saying thisjust
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the week, there was intense pressure. saying this just is not going to work. the white paper was released by the government. it was criticised again by brexiteers is a sell—out, this is too closely aligned to the eu and then donald trump gives an interview to the sign and says yes, this approach, could kill off a new us uk trade deal. the single biggest thing that was dominating the trip to the uk. this is what we heard at the press conference. i want to thank prime minister may for a fair and reciprocal trade with the united states. 0nce reciprocal trade with the united states. once the brexit prock says is concluded. and perhaps the uk has left the eu. i did not know what they're going to do, but what you do is ok with me. whatever you going to do is ok with that. just make sure we can trade together. that is all that mattered. the united states looks forward to finalizing a great bilateral trading arrangement with the uk. this is an incredible
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opportunity for our two countries and we will seize it fully. we support the decision of the british people to realise full self—government. it is a very complicated negotiation and not an easy negotiation, that is for sure. in the next few minutes, certainly within the next hour, donald trump and melania trump will arrive here on the west coast of scotland and of course we will continue to bring you coverage of this extraordinary visit to the uk. thank you very much. you're watching bbc news. the president lavished praise on the prime minister after an interview
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was published in the sun newspaper. across the uk, thousands have taken to the streets to protest against the visit, accusing president trop of spreading hatred. i think we are going have sports news. the cameras are a little odd. iam news. the cameras are a little odd. i am perplexed. we are going to carry on talking about president trop. what else is there to talk about today? wimbledon, but that will have to wait. let's talk about the special relationship which has supposed to exist between the united states and the united kingdom. joining us to discuss that is professor,

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