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no collusion says the u.s. house intelligence committees it delivers its final report into alleged russian meddling in the twenty sixteen presidential election. three deaths reported in almost nine hundred injured in clashes on friday the latest in garza's great march of return as palestinians protest what they call israeli occupation. and the key witness in the russian doping scandal fails to confirm a number of his allegations join court testimony to the careers of many russian athletes were almost destroyed following his claims.
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this is r.t. international no collusion that's the verdict of the u.s. house intelligence committee which found no evidence that donald trump's twenty sixteen presidential campaign was in cahoots with russia. looks into the committee's report. if you've heard it once you've heard it a thousand times but here it is once more for those of you in the cheap seats the russian active measures campaign against the united states was multi-faceted they leverage cyber attacks covert platforms social media third party intermediaries in state run media the house intelligence report begins with a novel idea the american people rightly want to know what the russians did and how and well each section starts off with accusations of what the kremlin did where the evidence is meant to be there is just a bunch of blacked out text nevertheless the committee concludes that russia's goal was to sow discord in america and cast doubt on the democratic process that's
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apparently with point zero zero zero two percent of u.s. election related advertising on google and with an equally huge amount of ads on facebook twenty five percent of which were never seen by anyone that's in the report still the aim was apparently achieved and is the sole reason for the expansive divide that has grown in america since the election rush's active measures campaign achieved its primary goal of inciting division and discord among americans for more than a year us politics have been consumed by busy recriminations charges and countercharges about the attacks it's wholly unclear how russia's alleged actions are responsible for the political chaos that has ensued since trump took the white house it wasn't russia reporting that terms former campaign managers connections to ukraine spelled out collusion one of the many theories that the report shoots down the charges against the for president transform a company in manager perceived more than seventeen million dollars in secret payments from a kremlin to political party in ukraine but it was the american media that
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hypothesize that trump jr is meeting with a russian lawyer proved moscow was supporting trump donald trump son think he was about to get help from a russian lawyer with ties to the kremlin this is looking more and more like treason all these strange behavior from the president it's all explains now a stream of league. by the intelligence community condemned by the report as damaging national security wasn't orchestrated by the kremlin who are also learning from your sources that intelligence officials say tonight n.b.c. news is learning from intelligence sources u.s. intelligence sources tell c.b.s. news or even taken bastard how five team trump was accused of meeting with him and that threaten their jobs but the report says there was nothing sinister there also there the controversial russian ambassador sergey look of course of the pictures of course is shameful picture where the united states press corps was kept out by the russians were allowed in that is an open question whether there was collusion cooperation between trump associates during the campaign and russian officials all
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of that discord was home grown so after a year of searching that included seventy three interviews nine hearings and briefings and the review of countless documents were left with the conclusion of no collusion and as much proof as we had before the report was released meaning little to none this is so sad so pathetic so embarrassing now all of the harm that was done from the accusations all of the the talk about discord diplomatic this score embassies two superpowers and gauge didn't is our a ball back and forth how do we do this where do lovers of logic and justice go to to we deem ourselves from this. house intel committee has a republican majority and despite stating that this report was final the democrats on that committee said that they will continue the probe the documents been lauded
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by president trump who reacted by tweeting while a total witch hunt must and now meanwhile a democratic congressman dubbed it flawed speak now to karen. she's a writer and former u.s. air force lieutenant colonel thanks for coming on karen so we got another report about the so-called russian active measures still no evidence yet maybe that's in the redacted sections lots of them we can't possibly know if you ever think we'll see any proof see daylight. i think the redacted material was there to protect. embarrassment from the intelligence community itself . so i doubt we'll see that come out that information if it could've. harmed the president or harmed let's say the republicans for example. i think we will see it come out and not think it was redacted for that reason i think it was redacted to save the intelligence community some embarrassment the report claims
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the quote russian active measures as they're called the they achieve the goal of inciting division and discord among americans and i'm just thinking of what i see in general in the u.s. from the intelligence community the. media leaks mainstream media hastier i mean you got very parties our news channels they're only doing exactly that themselves though dividing the country. oh my goodness. yes it's very funny that we would have to point our finger to an alien outside resource. to blame for our partisan politics because their campaign is everybody who's watched our campaign or the primaries and we had something like seventeen different republican candidates had her riffing divisions in the democratic party during the primary that they had yeah it's kind of not it's to
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point a finger outside i was surprised actually that the report seeing does confit as it was that there had been some success in a so called. active program by the russians or anybody else that would to me that seems very difficult to prove given the political environment united states specifically over the last several years. donald trump asserted that this report will finally put an end to any claims of collusion between himself and his team and russia is it that simple will it put things to an end. not at all not at all. democrats are out to and i should say the democrats it's not all democrats and it's it's not just democrats i think many in his own party would would like to see trant bahrain dnd perhaps even defeated they certainly they're liars number of
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republicans who want to admit it but don't want to see him run a second term so no i think i think for a lot of reasons this conversation will continue to go on and. i think one of the achievements in it if i use that word loosely of the of the document is that it makes a lot of recommendations which worry me a little bit in terms of. freedom of speech in this country and also in terms of how states manage and control their own electoral process. many of the recommendations here were for more federal ization more nationalization of our elective process that's not something that i think is necessarily a good thing and yet many of the recommendations who are in that direction. despite all of the claims all of the hysteria over the last year or so that perhaps donald trump was in the pocket of the kremlin given that there's no nothing to support could it improve relations between the countries. oh i hope so i think
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certainly well certainly donald trump felt him and to some extent to. to interact with the russian president or other russians russian industry or anything like that he felt i think pressure to criticize them whenever he had the opportunity to in order to kind of make it show that he was not in the pocket of the russians and certainly you know and only donald trump is in the pocket of anybody but donald trump. but yes i mean this this should free his ability to converse and tweet freely. karen greatly appreciate your time and your views and i guess karen get our ski story writer political activist and former u.s. air force lieutenant colonel. that being. said to the middle east now where three people are being confirmed killed and eight hundred ninety three more wounded in the latest palestinian anti occupation rallies in gaza that information coming
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from the palestinian health ministry the protests are part of the six week long great moment you were to. go. in if. we are in the central hospital in gaza strip where this hospital receive all the injuries from the fat fans fans that area from the five locations that are protesting and the fifth friday of the great their great march of return and today's fight is tight is that you propose where you are protesting. this friday
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and now this is another injury that's came just right now from defense but there have been severe injuries in the had in the legs just not in the bomb in the post minutes we received at least ten people with severe injuries to the stomach and head they were doing in the minutes the ambulances are still carrying hundreds of injured people to the hospitals there is a lack of medicine and medical equipment in the hospitals in the crowd so as you see this is another ambulance just came just right now after a minute that your defense and as you see this ambulance has at least four palestinians that have been injured what happened right now to the fences that at least two thousand palestinian protesters and try to. interfere and break that out that dan said what happened is there's no you and i reacted violently and. i'm not these palestinian protesters broke the price that according to the ground
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at least twenty palestinians are if you are critical good and. clear there are that any minute. you can see images from the ground showing journalists covering the rallies have also been injured over the past month forty palestinians have been killed more than five thousand wounded according to un estimates. the un's denounce the use of live fire by the israel defense forces against palestinians. israel's failure to consistently prosecute violations committed by members of its security forces encourages them to use deadly force against their fellow human beings even when they present no threat in the context of an occupation such as gaza killings resulting from the use of force may also constitute willful killings which are
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a grave breach of the fourth geneva convention. israeli army denies though using excessive force against protesters it also accuses have mass which controls guards there of using civilians and children in the demonstrations israel's defense minister has called on people not to approach the border the sophie shevardnadze spoke with the i.d.f. former chief of staff about the current escalation the full interview being at throughout the day here on r.t. just for now though here's a quick preview you are obviously a very patchy arctic man who has served and serves his country are you able to take a step back and see this from a distance how unbending both sides are. i think i think they can associate think that both the palestinians and israelis need. to give up. in the illusionary dreams of getting real on the other we are staying
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here they are staying here it's an israeli palestinian challenge it should be an israeli palestinian issue with the support whoever decides to give this support and i really think that for the benefit to the future the future of the palestinian kids that were born yesterday or today or will be born to morrow and same still for my kids or other kids in israel it. need to sit down and try to fold it with the help of the others but i was cannot solve it for us. witnesses to the alleged chemical attack in the syrian city of damon have testified that they saw no signs of chemical poisoning laugh that story and after the break.
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our. foreign policy could be described as double speak the president doesn't have a defined policy approach goals are difficult to discern is this what the art of the deal is trumps foreign policy making america great again the world safer.
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it's been revealed the former head of moscow's anti doping lab. a key witness in the russian doping scandal failed to confirm a number of allegations against the country. during his recent testimony to the court of arbitration for sport in february the court upheld the appeals of twenty eight russian athletes and the doping there's only now given some of its reasons auntie's if you start off early june my colleague andrew farmer to discuss the latest. byrne first and foremost in the past few years that we've seen the scandal and revelation say it has been established that pretty much every single athlete in russia dops or it seems it was common knowledge at least that they had a special drug cocktail brewed performance that the swapped the dirty urine samples
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for clean was through some hole in a lab wall so a lot of was said and was said by a man named grigori roche and of so he was the key witness he put forward the allegations but in the in the case basically during that hearing the court of arbitration for sports he revealed that many of the stuff that he said was best circumstantial first and foremost he said that he never actually administered the said cocktail which he claims he concocted to himself he says that he never saw anyone administering these said steroid cocktail he didn't know how the cocktail was smuggled from russia abroad because well you know to be used in an international championship it would have to cross the border and also he's never been a witness to the mysterious you know you're in the swamp dirty to clean one he did
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say that his allegations came from basically talking to his colleagues but that was it when it comes to these allegations and in the past two years his words were taken at face value i should say no one questioned them and broaching of himself was propelled to fame even starring in an oscar winning documentary about the doping problem in russia have a look. i was hoping to facilitate what it was there was deliberate employees in sports history was aware of the existence of a russian doping system. level chicks. chunk of claims were the foundation of richard mclaren's report which was then used for a blanket ban on russian athletes and he was speaking to was an e in this court case what did he say well indeed sir richard mclaren a canadian law who basically pulled put the burden on his shoulders to compile
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a massive report on the scale of the problem in russia testifying in front of the same judge being cross-examined as well he said that basically while he did not shy away from mentioning athletes by name in the report you know we said he meant to you know assume that they were guilty of something so basically being mentioned in his doping report did not mean he says that those athletes were complicit he also revealed he couldn't basically you couldn't explain justify to the court of arbitration for sport why he trusted roger and why he never questioned his allegations also he refused to provide the names of other witnesses of you know of turn it of sources so to speak he used to put together the report so the good news for those thirty say athletes that had their appeal was upheld but they would say well ok ok that is good news but the damage as far as we're concerned is already been done to our names well indeed because what happened back in february twenty
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eighth russian athletes they used to be banned for life they had been banned for life from participating in the olympics which means they were stripped of their medal as the future held nothing for them from that point no more achievements of just ruined the point of their lives so they have. revoked so they were reinstated they got their awards back and they basically the court of arbitration for sport said yeah they're good to compete and it happened literally a few days before the kickoff of the olympic games in south korea so just guess how many of those athletes were actually invited to participate many of them still you know pursuing sporting careers none zero none of them were invited to participate many of them would love to so there you have it you know mud sticks. a new published report by the world anti-doping agency on violations in two thousand
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and sixteen revealed italy to be the worst offender with russia tied for six to remind you that very year russia was the only country to receive any suspension from the olympics over allegations of doping so we hit the streets on both sides of the atlantic to gauge reaction to the new revelations. if i was in the states the what country do you think was the number one thing violated in two thousand and sixteen which country would you name russia russia maybe between america and russia. i would guess russia. russia china no russia russia so what would you say then if i told you that russia was not the top violated in terms of anti doping in two thousand and fifteen they weren't even the second the third the fourth or the fifth but they were actually six in the report what would you say to that as well it's surprising i for
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one of the top ones to be honest but i guess it's just what the reporters nowadays focus on this is easy news for them as it makes me wonder if you like trust on the newspaper but priding well actually i watch the news but i guess that's all you hear about maybe it's just a sort of western take on things trying to paint the enemy and i think there is a long history of us blaming them for it certainly some get caught. but everybody. a fresh face but the same old words it seems america's new secretary of state mike pompei it was kicked off his new role with a speech at the nato headquarters in brussels by saying the alliance will continue to counter russian aggression on the scale of more pinpricks of the story. he's only been in office for a day but now ex cia chief and recently sworn in secretary of state mike pompei o. is in brussels speaking at the nato headquarters we heard his remarks and during
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his comments to the nato officials he did reminisce about his time during the cold war serving as a soldier in the u.s. military stationed in germany this is my pompei oh in brussels we talked a lot about that the changing nature of the threat from russia when i was a young soldier it was seventy two tanks and sixty tanks rolling across the east german plane this is today is different and we collectively each of each nation individually and nato together must come up with solutions to address that there were lots of ideas there was an enormous consensus of the risk that it poses to the west stoltenberg seemed very receptive to mike pompei are very happy to be looking forward to working with him this is still timber desponding to mike palm pale his so long on body experience including serving us a soldier in in germany the cold war. provides him
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a perfect back room for being the top to promote over the north and states that wasn't exactly clear how his military service in the us army being stationed in germany during the cold war would help prepare pompei o for working as secretary of state of the united states in nato that wasn't exactly made clear now in his comments he did emphasize a kind of disappointment with germany because germany has not yet received the two percent military spending target expected of nato countries at this point the germans have not yet fulfilled that expectation and increased their military spending to reach the two percent target furthermore a poll that has recently come out shows that germans are more afraid of donald trump the u.s. president as a threat they're more afraid of him than they are of. russian president vladimir putin so it's not exactly clear however the concepts of the cold war and his reminiscing about his service in germany during the cold war seem to be central in
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my palm pales remarks in brussels. local syrian doctors have testified that they saw no patients with signs of chemical poisoning in the aftermath of the alleged attack in the city of doomer where this is explained how events unfolded on april seventh to the un backed chemical watchdog a long side russia's representative boyle spoke out after appearing in a video which activist groups had claimed showed a chemical attack. you know they have all right we were in the basement and then heard someone outside scream go to hospital we were scared they started to pour water on me i don't know why they did this. is. on the seventh of april i was in the emergency room treating patients injured during the fighting the same day around seven pm we started receiving patients with breathing problems and about fifteen cases this happened because people were inhaling smoke and the only shows
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symptoms of choking and nothing more to happen because one missile hit a building nearby and a lot of go into the hospital rooms with. the screams chemical weapons chemical weapons were used to create panic this lasted for about an hour we were treating the patients and then sending them home so i had no fatalities or instances of people suffering from a poisonous substance is but these testimonies were not enough to change the western mainstream media stance on what happened in dumas became clear during the following q. and a session. how low do you have to go to bring a little child all the way and threaten them. yes my son is young and it's been difficult for him to make it here a flight here is no easy thing so little hassan his told you the truth something you do not want to hear it was a necessary measure we needed to show that there was a lie and a very dangerous one. independent researcher and journalist for nessa bailey says
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that the treatment of the story by western journalists has been less than admirable . well actually i am surprised and i'm shocked at the levels to which west of me. has stooped over this alleged event in germany and the moral bankruptcy and degeneracy that was saying from western media i mean to accuse russia of basically exploiting a child in years of playing the evidence of eleven year old house and after western media has cynically exploited children throughout the history of this conflict and if we don't have to go back to far to remember that in east aleppo it is almost whatever evidence is produced now it will be perceived as being influenced by russia or by syria i mean we've already seen the british government and western media if you like laying the ground for saying that russia had already
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pretty tampered with the site before they go p w come in so we can almost predict that if the c.w. find no evidence of chemical weapon use in that area the next line will be russia tampered with and sanitized and sprayed afrikaner around the site before a.b.c. w could get there when i spoke to people in junior doctor medical start in the same hospital in the medical point that received victims on that night they all also told me exactly the same thing as people are now hearing in the hague and also when i went outside and spoke to civilians only seven hundred metres away from the alleged attack they were also all saying the same thing to me that there was no chemical weapon attack. the united states is going to expand its fight in syria that's according to the defense sixty james mattis the move was said to be a response to the growing danger coming from my son contradicts the president
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trumps recent statements he said that he'll withdraw u.s. military forces soon but they have always been arguments about why they should stay . or stay for several reasons stabilization and assistance in the fight north and northeast protection of our allies the primary mission in syria which is to defeat to destroy isis to death by those responsible for using chemical weapons to pursue a diplomatic resolution to be a part will be a wide effort across the world to achieve a political settlement to set the conditions for the united nations. process to succeed america does not seek an indefinite presence in syria under no circumstance the problem for the western belligerence is that the syrian arab army and its allies principly russia all saw the lebanese resistance and the
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iranians have very largely crushed the force trump is there supposedly to defeat isis and dark and the jaish al islam have been defeated and have been rejected overwhelmingly by the vast majority of the syrian people saw maintaining a pretext for being there will not be easy specially when the barracks and as i promise you they will when the barracks holding the foreign soldiers begin to blow up with dismal and bloody regularity. you're watching out international more news coming your way in half an hour.


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