by the pharmaceutical industry have done this so people they should look at how much does this politician get from the power pharmaceutical industry. ordered in the george donald john trump be. acquitted of the charges concert order calls the u.s. senate fines donald trump not guilty of abuse of power and obstruction of congress and the widely expected results. meantime the clock keeps ticking and still no final results in iowa where the 1st democratic party called because of the election season has been marred by a delayed vote counts. germany's ruling foundries party breaks its own pledge and unites with the right wing golds what it is for germany 2 hours do regional crimea.
a very warm welcome to you you're watching r.t. international with me caring and we start with some news just in from turkey the death toll has risen to 3 hours after wednesday's plane crash in istanbul was according to the health ministry almost all of the remaining passengers and crew have sustained various injuries a passenger plane with $183.00 people on board overshot the runway while landing at istanbul's. an airport and broke into 3 pieces the fuselage of the boeing 737 burst into flames during the crash the plane belongs to pegasus alliance and was arriving from another turkish city near it's not clear what caused the accident although reports suggest that stormy weather may have played a role so be heard go catch an airport has been temporarily ground temporarily
grounded all flights which are being redirected to istanbul's main airports. the u.s. senate voted to acquit president trump pending the 3rd impeachment trial in u.s. history and the trunk faced 2 charges from democrats a piece of power and obstruction of congress which stemmed from his dealings with ukraine caleb maupin has the details impeachment proceedings have come to their ultimate conclusion donald trump was acquitted on both charges abuse of power and obstruction of congress however even though it was a quick vote with very little unexpected activity there was certainly plenty of debate in the lead up to the ultimate vote and conclusion the proceedings this is some of what we heard. your hatred of the trial of his blood to do to the obvious this is not about protecting the country this is about destroying the president but
american president to deliberately solicit such a thing to blackmail a foreign country into helping him win an election is forgiveable this partisan impeachment will and. how could such an offense not be deemed a high crime a crime against the people if you think you've done the country a good service by legitimize ing this impeachment process what you have done is on leash the partisan forces of ill. the result was one that was not really surprising the republicans have a very solid majority in the u.s. senate and it requires 2 thirds 67 votes to remove a sitting u.s. president so clearly the democrats had nothing near that there was one interesting surprise which was that mitt romney who was a long time senator from the u.s. state of utah who was the republican presidential candidate in 2012 against barack
obama he voted to convict donald trump on the charge of abuse of power he voted against party lines making him now the only u.s. senator in all of us history to vote to remove from office a member of his own party a president from his own party so mitt romney has made history but other than that the vote went down pretty solidly along party lines down in reaction to what occurred we at this point have the democrats describing this as a dark day for the history of the country and saying that donald trump thinks he is above the law in addition we have the white house press secretary describing this as a witch hunt and a tradition for democrats and we have the white house calling this a full vindication an exoneration of u.s. president donald trump and now it's also important to know that this has not been a good week for the democratic party in addition to their failed impeachment proceedings there was an increase in popularity for u.s.
president donald trump and he has now got a 49 percent approval rating the highest approval rating he's had since taking office and the iowa caucuses in which the democrats took their 1st step toward picking their nominee to run against donald trump in the 2020 fall elections did not go so well why did debacle so not a good week for the democratic party donald trump will be speaking in response to his acquittal in the end of the impeachment process very soon and it appears that this entire impeachment situation is now past and the country is figuring out what will happen next as they move on. let's discuss this further with i guess now legal and media analyst line a line on welcome to the program it's great to have you with us now given the republican majority of the senate the result is not a big shock or is that which really raises the question what was the point in launching these impeachment proceedings in the 1st place.
exect lee let me ask you this hypothetical question in our country i'm a former prosecutor if i went forward with the trial of the defendant and i only had 11 jurors i knew needed 12 and i knew from the beginning that this would not be a completed trial that it would be a mistrial that i'd be we still in the time of the court of this defendant making them go through this or having a lawyer when i read what does is when i knew there was no way a conviction could be possible i would be perhaps i would lose my law license i would be unethical i'm ready to be breaking a law some civil rights violation how in the name of god do get people proceed with some titular theoretically only impeachment which is just to charge when they know under no mathematical model is it possible
to to gain $67.00 votes to remove this president it is if everything's unconstitutional and if it isn't subject to impeachment removal it's the impeachment trial and do you think that any of this will have an impact on the 2028 presidential race. the hoff oh my god yes and if last night's state of the union was of the nuff which speaker of the house nancy pelosi you move ripping apart in this symbolic reference to the destruction of her own career the american people are sick of this they've never understood it this is the 3rd time in history we've had an impeachment andrew johnson i'm not going to bore you with that bill clinton involved lying under oath granted it was a sexual matter but people understood it they said ok maybe richard nixon wasn't
impeached he resigned but what he did was clearly wrong nobody understood what this president did nobody could understand it nobody what did he do he abused power for what does that mean is it a crime no he obstructed congress here is the best part he obstructed congress by implementing by using affirmatively using a constitutional provision called executive privilege it defies logic the payback is going to be severe and it's going to be serious in november when he wins reelection perhaps and a landslide then hell will pay i fear on democrats once they get anywhere in this election do you think they really need to take a 2nd look at that general strategy. they are too and their strategy it's comprehensible they have no
vision no platform no world view they have this this this this good choice detached group of the extreme left the the middle of the road you've got joe biden who is walking around yelling who ordered the veal cutlet nancy pelosi who's the leader of this us tentatively it is a mess we had our 1st they we they had their 1st caucus in iowa a process to even understand and it was a mess they couldn't even count the votes they have no plan no direction they are a mess it's the keystone kops and frankly a subject of great comedic relief in my life so it's going to be. legal and media analyst lionel thank you for joining us on the program has been almost 2 days since the us democratic party was due to announce the results of the
iowa caucus and so far with 86 percent of precincts reporting pate. has a narrow lead with a 27 percent of the vote that's ahead of benny's soundest well a long delay in releasing the result has been a major embarrassment for the democrats do have a nightmare scenario in this so what do you do about it these are probably the most prepared we've ever been as a party for these caucuses and we've run through a few different scenarios but i can tell you we're ready was the starting pistol and settle for race and the at the end the prize is becoming the presidential nominee and that the finish line they stand around and wait to find out who won. as precinct caucus results started coming in the iowa democratic party ran them through an accuracy in quality check it became clear that they were in consistencies with reports the underlying cause of peace in consistencies was not immediately clear and required investigation which took time this is an
embarrassment all they had to do was count of votes the polling stations counted the votes all they had to do was add together the tallies what a 10 year old could do in a calculator the democratic party couldn't this mess was caused by a new app designed to speed up vote counting made by a secretive company called shadow inc that i suppose was the 1st clue the party is saying on one hand we had inconsistences with the data then they say oh but the data is fine and it wasn't a problem with the app so that won't what was a problem with because we also know this and take the app aside and say ok the absa failure didn't work you had precinct chairs who were calling back to the democratic headquarters last night some of them on the phone for 2 hours on hold waiting to call in and say one of these guys only had 6 people at his caucus site is not enough to give 6 votes on caucus votes over to the headquarters and he's on hold
for 2 hours and can't get anybody who contracts a company called shadow to build an open transparent voting app democrats the people who shouted loudest about russia threatening american elections that breaking news russian hackers tried to hack wisconsin's election system russia's hacked into a lot of things russian hackers the kremlin clan certainly looks like. and with an eye towards helping this president to combat strums popularity democrats created 2 organizations acronym and paquin him to flood the internet and t.v. with. anti trump and anti russian propaganda trump spent $10000000.00 on a commercial for tonight's super bowl we fixed it for him a new president trying to steal your veteran's setting isis prisoners losing down there a conflict ladies and gentlemen the worst is yet. here
comes the incompetence part these groups a packed with people who ran and sank hillary clinton's campaign including shadow inc founded by a former clinton campaign manager they've spend fortunes and amateur propaganda and apps that don't work all that. money the efforts just to see trump have the last laugh. when will a democrat stop blaming russia russia russia instead of their own incompetence for the voting disaster that just happened in the great state of iowa it's sad. all the complaining and mooning about how russians were out to ruin american elections most of the russians that did it it was the democrats their paranoia and competence they turned liberals and democrats against each other screaming and shouting accusing
each other of foul play or russia could never do the democrats did we've heard the people who are responsible for this catastrophe in iowa the democratic establishment claim that it was russia's intention to undermine integrity in our voting systems in our election process the question is who really threatens us elections and now i think a lot of voters within the democratic party are finally seeing what the real threat is and it's with it's within the heart of the democratic party establishment the more that we talk about the reality of our election systems the more this russia gate hysteria just begins to fall on deaf ears and voters particularly younger voters who are social media savvy reject it angrily. it's been a political upset in germany the temporary political alliance has been phoned in to
say to have a toe to toe india with the ruling centrist party and right wing politicians joining forces to oust a regional left wing premier but it defies repeated declarations by the ruling christian democrats that they would not with the far right piece all of a whole. it's not often we're talking about high drama in german politics but it's fair to say that it's been shaken to its very core by the election of a new state premier in to injure well this is after the far right and t. immigration party alternative for germany essentially played the role of king maker . the free democratic party candidate thomas kennedy will be the new state premier it's worth noting his party only picked up 5 seats in the election that was held back in october of last year but with the backing of a day along with people all members of the christian democratic union angler merkel's party he was able to win the election in the in the state parliament by
just one solitary vote well it's been described by the outgoing state premier who lost the election he's the representative of the left party as they discussed sting charade in fact the left party going on to slam the free democrats saying that they've essentially achieved power by joining forces with fascists the christian democratic union as i mentioned angela merkel's party well their party leader callum bauer who is widely tipped as a potential to successor to mrs merkel as chancellor of germany has said that their local party representatives acted without the authority of central office this is not a good day this is not a good day for touring this is not a good day for the political system in germany but what this is doing is it sparked protests across germany including here in the german capital impromptu
demonstrations outside of the free democratic party headquarters some very angry scenes there as they came out to slam the f. f. to appear for what many see as breaking one of the most optimal. in german politics of doing it dale or getting into bed with a day at their party leader christie and linda were speaking to the press saying well toss certainly doing his best to distance himself from alternative for germany . eve does support comes as a surprise because it is not motivated by an agreement on substance but purely tactical the f.t.p. does not negotiate or cooperate with the d. there is no basis for cooperation who do not support the goals and values of that party thomas kerik although accepting the vote of their representatives has said that he won't be entering into any type of coalition government talks with
alternative for germany but it's worth noting just how serious this is being taken here without war and senior figures from within the christian democratic union describe the free democrats as having played with fire and set all of politics in germany a place we heard from beijing thomas only a member of the german left party and petrified by a strain from the alternative for germany. the question is what would the voters of on. the touring young people said quite clearly we would like to have a conservative coalition and this is the majority we had as they see to you. they have behaved majority and the communists and the socialists they were just ignoring it they wanted to build the government without having having a majority so they failed and how they are driving mad. but
in a normal situation the deal with that would get a 2nd chance to build the government after the communists were not able to do that . just because all the other parties have a book a thing on us we have to do it this way of course it's a battle of this where you. have nothing it is an unprecedented day and we have thousands of people demonstrating in the streets because they cannot believe that kashrus are once more deciding who is in power in germany and the way by which they stole the rightful government from our party is by instigating a coup basically it was it was secretive negotiation so when he says that we have eludes us then you have to look at the vote tallies and it was my party of the left party that actually won this election in choosing the man in charge of the a
d is someone who has compared who has been compared by many many people to hitler himself so he's the most radical elements of the a if he and this man has now decided who will form the next government in choosing still to come on a peace council that has shrunk from once we have details on not after the break.
we're told it's a total meltdown confusion consumes iowa as official struggle to report voting results for the botched i will caucus is be all to make political metaphor of our time. welcome back a sex abuse scandal and french sport has seen power as prosecutors open up an investigation and software for my skating champion broke oh silence after 30 years
and the recently published books are obvious all the cues to x. coach of rape they claim has triggered an outpouring of support from the country's top athletes. we feel appalled appalled but then fortunately not the surprised one suit the truth becomes chilling and isolated keys becomes many the more honest there is omnipresent how many victims remain locked in a state of shame and fear how many cases could have been avoided we can no longer be silent it is time to act collectively and realize that breaking this silence also means serving sport with the scandal growing in the wake of their claims and reaction the french sports minister has demanded the resignation of the figure skating federations president who herself previously made controversial statements on the issue child devinsky how the story. when a minister makes
a public pronouncement you probably would hope that they had checked all of the facts just like when in 2017 france's former sports minister declared that at the height of me too there wasn't a problem in her sphere the former uk fencing champion must now be considering for laying on her sought after the latest explosive revelations of rape by sports coaches have emerged they've been made by france's 10 times national skating champion sarah a bit in a new book she accuses her former coach year of regularly raping her in the ninety's when she was aged between 15 and 17. i was sleeping with my teddy bears and he woke me up with his torch it was a nightmare it was horrible and it still horrible today and that's why i'm talking about it as unfortunately i'm still not well i'm taking antidepressants and i'm
speaking up for all the other victims who can't speak themselves this exchange 2 year old former coach admits having sex with a skater but his version of their relationship differs though my memories of the exact circumstances differ from hers i am aware that given my duties and her age at the time these relations were in any event inappropriate it's not the 1st time questions have been raised about a year sarabeth paul says she previously spoke out against him in the northeast including to the then minister of sport john points while a more but was shut down. he called me back and he said to me listen to men tangibly yes we have a file on him but we are going to close our eyes let more says he doesn't recall that conversation i do not question at all what she say's but i have no memory of this exchange above all if i. knowing these horrors that i discovered today i would
never have advised. to close her eyes according to the sports newspaper keep 2 investigations were carried out by a year in the early 2000 including one white sports ministry now his contract as a technical advisor was terminated following the 2nd one so a bit but although it is not the only person making accusations 3 other former skaters say they too were raped by their coaches including by ear when they were minors suggesting the problem was much deeper accusations which of either being denied or declined to be commented on questions are now being asked about the leadership in french sport with the current sports minister demanding the resignation of did you get the books of french skating along with other allegations of sex abuse in other sports many are suggesting that these revelations are just the tip of the iceberg and france has done precious little to protect its sporting
hopefuls and heroes charlot even ski ati paris. the us navy has expanded its nuclear arsenal by deploying low power warheads on 5 marines capable of launching ballistic missiles currently on patrol in the atlantic they serve a decision was made in an attempt to contain russia on the pentagon claims it will lower the chances of a nuclear war russia faces a dangerous move. department identified the requirement to modify a small number of submarine launched ballistic missile warheads to address the conclusion that potential adversaries like russia believe that employment of low yield nuclear weapons will give them an advantage over the united states and its allies and partners this reflects the fact that the united states is lowering the nuclear threshold thereby allowing itself to conduct a limited nuclear war and ensuring its victory in any such conflict the new weapon is called b
w 70 thick smog 2 under the no yield thermo nuclear warhead it's about 20 times less powerful than the earlier versions of the w $76.00 which have been in service on u.s. submarines since the cold war the trump administration requested big new tactical nuke in a 2800 nuclear posture review we discussed the issue with security analyst and former u.k. army officer charles super-rich it has absolutely high risk i mean on the face of it reducing the size of a nuclear weapon sounds an attractive option and it should surely be welcomed by everybody the problem is this is more tempting it may be for commanders for the united states for example in this case to point us weapon system to use that in circumstances which wouldn't have merited the deployment and use of the massively powerful systems that they currently have thinking perhaps that i might reduce civilian casualties and so on you can well imagine a situation where if for example president trump feels that international tension
is rising that he could delegate for example the use of these so-called you know wield weapons to commanders in the field and therefore you've lost political control or together russia doesn't need to worry because we're only deploying a weapon against you that slow you know it the whole theory appears to be flawed in this case even before that landed on enemy let's say russian or chinese target you would expect russia or china to have launched its own missile as a can see us or its facilities in response thanks for taking our team we're back at the top of the hour. you know world of big. law and conspiracy it's time to wait to dig deeper to hit the stories that made history media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the back and
shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks. china chose to build their economy in such a way as that spawned the crisis and the problem by iris and for that there is an economic model to and the us could inherit a benefit of that economic penalty similarly the us building its economy in ways that cause other kind of extra analogies that are highly detrimental to the us economy.
and this is the one business shows that can't afford to miss i've been swung and i'm christiane washington coming out. i am thrilled to report to you tonight that our economy is the best it has ever been and. president the friends of the american economy in a state of the union address take a look at what the president says the complex was we've got the latest on the threat of fires and how it's affecting markets around the world. and is it true that the russian economy is actually stronger now than it was before the u.s. . european allies began placing sanctions 6 years ago we're going to take a look at how saying sions are not only failing but have actually shrink in the russian economy it's a report you won't see anywhere else a lot to get through today so let's get started. and we begin with president trump state of the union address which as expected hit heavily on trade and the booming u.s. economy. 2 years of economic to keep.