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this is c w news live from berlin boris johnson takes over as britain's new prime minister and in his maiden speech at 10 downing street he insists that people take the u.k. out of the e.u. in less than 100 days deal or no deal can you deliver on that promise also coming up a dramatic day on holding on capitol hill robert mueller delivering his long awaited testimony on russian interference the 2016 election and potential ties to the trump campaign a former special counsel says once more that he did not clear president trump of
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obstructing justice. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program boris johnson's rise to power is complete earlier today he officially became british prime minister after being invited by queen elizabeth to form a government he's now immediately confronted with a whole host of challenges chief among them delivering brags that more than any other issue johnston's insistence on leaving the e.u. has powered his path to 10 downing street he is now tasked with fold following through on his bold promises a triumphant barse johnson walking down the street to his new residence standing outside number 10 downing street johnson made his 1st address as british prime minister. the doubters the doom's does the glooms does they are going to get it
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wrong again the people who bet against britain are going to lose their shirts because we're going to restore trust in our democracy. and we're going to fulfill the repeated promises of parliament to the people and come out of the e.u. a lot tobler 31st no ifs or buts and let's and johnson got straight down to work looking to brussels suggesting that if it came to a no deal bragg's it it would be because of the e.u. is not and it is of course vital at the same time that we prepare for the remote possibility the brussels refuses any further to negotiate and we are forced to come out with no deal not because we want that outcome. but to get to 10 downing street johnson 1st had to visit the queen to get the traditional nod of approval
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from the reigning monarch the queen also had to say farewell to the outgoing prime minister. before leaving for buckingham palace to officially resigned her post to raise and i also had a few words for the press. i repeat my warm congratulations to boris on winning the conservative leadership election i wish him and the government he will be every good fortune in the months and years ahead. their successes will be our country's successes and i hope that they will be many. and she had a special message directed to the country's next generation this is a country of aspiration and opportunity. and i hope that every young girl who has seen a woman prime minister now knows for sure that the oh no limits to what they can achieve. has to resign my hands over the keys to boris johnson she also hands over
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immense responsibility and it's up to him to decide now what happens next. let's get more now we'll bring in our correspondent barbara basell who is standing by at 10 downing street so barbara a big day certainly for british politics and some strong words from boris johnson. yeah he is the new bouncy ball of british politics because if optimism is given out some bottles he has a big sway every morning often boris johnson was bursting was an edgy it seemed and he was promising everything to everybody this was a wild ride through the garden of the problems of great for great britain that he said he is going to solve quickly and he is just going to fix every say so the point is here that he also of course talked about breaks it in there he was a bit more circumspect yes bret's that will happen on the 31st of october he will
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go back to brussels he doesn't want the irish backstop that was quite clear down was the irish backstop would not quit just 6 of me not condoning it bought of course i will i will get further concessions and then everything will be fine then he also talked about friendship to europe and that we britain and europe would still be partners so it was the whole run of possible topics that he touched upon and the only concrete thing he really said the only thing that. actually matters to people is that he reiterated the promise is the issue and says that treason may have made to this 3200000 european citizens living in the u.k. they are still welcome here he said. and he also said the bronx is going to happen deal or no deal on october the 31st how do you think that his message is going to be received in brussels. brussels already has
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said in the person of michaud darn near the chief negotiator for brakes on the european side when asked today whether he knew what boris intent johnson's intentions where he said simply no no idea how he wants to reopen the withdrawal agreement that all governments have now said it's closed it's on the table the book is closed we won't reopen it nobody knows and what he really wants except for from removing the backs of whether he would be up for some sort of compromise there would be possible for brussels that would be doable was the assent of the other european countries it's completely up in the air all this is just a lot of rhetoric and we don't really know anything about what he wants to do and how he wants to do it he inherits a divided country lawmakers also from within his own party as well as from the opposition very skeptical about his leadership. what do you make of the prospects
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of his ability to unite not only the country but also parliament behind him. that seems looking at what is happening behind the scenes this afternoon that seems rather difficult because what we are seeing is a rather somber recall of all remain people live being left over from to resume a step in and even some of the arch pricks of cheers like liam fox everybody is set to go and leave so he wants to. rebuild people from the bottom up and that means that there will be a lot of discontented and frustrated tory members on the backbench is the problem and and all they have to do and all they might be to igor's drugs is life is difficult. barbara hazel standing by at 10 downing street thank you. let's get a quick check now of some other stories making news around the world germany's new defense minister i'm going to compound our as taken her oath of office in
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parliament of a replacement came as a surprise after her predecessor became the next president of the european commission k k as she is widely known is seen as the likely successor to chancellor and for the america. police in thailand say that 4 people have been killed in an attack on a military outpost in the south of the country unknown assailants on motorcycles through explosives before opening fire attacks are frequent in the region where a muslim separatist insurgency has been raging for 15 years. to the united states now and a contentious day on capitol hill former special counsel robert muller has been testifying in congress over his probe into russian interference in the 2016 election and whether the trump campaign colluded with moscow he told lawmakers that the investigation found inadequate evidence to prove such a conspiracy but said once again his investigation did not clear trump of
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obstructing the probe many are viewing miller's testimony today as a last chance for democrats to build a case for impeaching president trump. robert mueller who spent 2 years leading an investigation determining if president trump had colluded with russia did not look like he wanted to be there but for democrats and republicans in congress this was an opportunity to get their points across live on t.v. the report did not include it he did not commit it structured just. that is correct and what about total exoneration if you actually totally exonerate the present you know now in fact your reports expressly states that it does not exonerate the press it does democrats were disappointed that the miller report found no smoking gun but hope that enough of the dirt will stick to dampen trump's
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prospects in the 2020 election republicans use the hearing to hammer home their view of the president's innocence in their questions to a frail looking and distracted miller. report is it true the evidence gathered during your best occasion did not establish that the president was involved in the underlying crime related to russian election interference as stated in volume one page 7 we found insufficient evidence of. the president's call culpability. so that would be yes without part b. yes yes thank you. moller was reluctant to give informative answers and repeatedly deflected questions by referring to his report. trump whose reputation is at stake claim to have little interest in the hearing i know i'm not going to be watching probably maybe i'll see a little bit of it i'm not going to be what watching moller. because you can't take
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all those bytes out of the apple we had no collusion no obstruction we had no nothing we had a total no collusion finding but a series of tweets fired off by trump as the hearing was underway made clear that the president was watching he saw a special counsel determined not to take sides in a divided congress. joins us now here in the studio so. u.s. president donald trump did he obstruct justice or not did we get any closer to answering that question today well i can answer that question i'm sure jerry nadler the chairman of the judiciary committee would like to speak with me as probably about 20 other presidential democratic presidential candidates what we can say is what we do know from the report that the report brings up 10 possible instances of obstruction of justice everything from trying to trump trying to put pressure discontinue the russian vest a geisha putting pressure on the former f.b.i.
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director james comey trying to terminate him trying to get muller fired trying to deny that he asked her to be fired putting pressure on all kinds of witnesses some people who have been convicted of lying for the president so there's certainly a lot of evidence to suggest obstruction of justice or something approaching obstruction of justice may have taken place but that's an extremely hard thing to prove is something democrats want to show what has happened but something republicans say hey if there is obstruction of justice how did this investigation come to a successful complete conclusion and the democrats were really pending high hopes on this testimony that if they fought for it they pushed very hard for it ultimately did robert muller say anything that we didn't already know robert muller said everything that was already in the report which is exactly what he said he would say going into this testimony today he was not going to stray beyond the report he said is on the record as saying the report the report is my testimony i won't go beyond that democrats are trying to get him to eliminate those thoughts illuminate those things and one of his one of the most common phrases today was go
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back to the text i refer back to the text he only wants to go by the written statement by the written report is that it was in the written report he said then that's the fact and that's where i stand. he didn't want to testify today i mean he's known as a man of few words in hey but ultimately he did come forward so why now well he was subpoenaed right which of course legally obligates him to appear before congress under threat of a penalty of possible jail time or fines so yes he. an extremely tight lipped you know is 10 years a sorry 12 years f.b.i. director appeared many times in front of congress has never never been one of his most favorite things to do but certainly part of his job as f.b.i. director he did not want to be in the limelight did not want to be seen as politicizing the situation the report him to be viewed as a political operative or partisan and so he definitely want to be there to be used as a punching bag by either side he wants the report and the facts to stand for yourselves briefly before we go alternately this testimony today what does it mean for the
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current president u.s. president trump before donald trump and his spokes person is already putting out comments that this was an old image failure for democrats a waste of everyone's time shows just reinforce the fact that trump is innocent of all charges exonerated as trump lives to say that's going to be his message going forward of course democrats we pushing hard that there's a lot of inclusive evidence and maybe a case for impeachment or at least damaging his reelection chances spin doctors on both sides already very hard at work especially in this age of polarization politics in the united states absolutely rofft thank you. sports now and the tour de france cyclist team was the fastest from pointed to gap as he claimed victory stage 17 the italian rode to the front after an early breakaway in the stage and powered through to finish strongly on the final descent as for the overall leader. he didn't finish in the top 5 however the frenchman retains the yellow jersey with 4 stages remaining. you're watching t.v.
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