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we. thank you. order to the judge said donald john trump be. acquitted of the charges articles the u.s. senate finds donald trump not guilty of abuse of power and obstruction of congress in a widely expected results. means on the clock keeps ticking on still low final results in iowa where the 1st democratic party core because of the election season has been marred by a delayed votes count. and germany's ruling centrist party breaks its own pledge and unites with the right wing alternative for germany to oust a regional premier.
a very warm welcome to you you're watching r.t. international with mina karen and our top story this hour the u.s. senate voted to acquit president trump ending the 3rd impeachment trial in u.s. history mr trump faced 2 charges from democrats abuse of power and obstruction of congress which stemmed from his dealings with ukraine callup more can 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 activities 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 in your hatred of the trial of his bloody jew to the obvious
this is not about protecting the country this is about destroying the president or an american president to deliberately solicit such a thing to blackmail a foreign country into helping him win an election is on forgivable this part is on impeachment will go to 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 hell. 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 is 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 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 note 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. form of attorney a state senator richard black sees the impatience as a not have desperation by the democrats one of the problems facing the democrats is
that they have an extraordinarily weak slate of candidates and so there is real doubt within the party whether they can win to begin with and i think to some extent the the impeachment was an attempt to overthrow the president without having to go through an election it was a debacle they did a very poor job of presenting the case in the house and really if you look at it it's come down to an issue of. should we or should we not investigate joe biden for possible criminal corruption maybe he did maybe he didn't do it but it certainly has the with a very serious corrupt activities so i think the feeling at this point is that instead of sort of what you think of as an impeachment proceeding it
essentially was just a referendum vote has been almost a take a day since the u.s. going to classic party was due to announce the results of the iowa caucus and they fall with 86 percent of precincts reporting that paint a bit a teacher has a narrow lanes with 27 percent of the vote i had a funny song this long delay in releasing the results has been a major embarrassment for the democrats. do you have a nightmare scenario and if so what do you do these are probably the most prepared we've ever been as a party for these carcasses 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 at the end the prize is becoming a presidential nominee and that the finish line they stand around and wait to find out who won is 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 these in consistencies was not
immediately clear and required investigation which took time this is an embarrassment all they had to do was count the 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 votes county 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 take the app aside and say ok the absa failure didn't work you had precincts 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 he's going to give 6 votes and one 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 america. elections that breaking news russian hackers try to hack wisconsin's election system russia's hacked into a lot of things russian hackers the kremlin clan it certainly looks like they're at it again 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 under president truman
merica stealing our veterans setting isis prisoners free losing don't very conflicted 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 todd and the money the efforts just to see trump have the last laugh when will the democrats start 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 moaning 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 or 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 a temporary political alliance have been formed in the state have been jia with the ruling centrist party inviting politicians joining forces to oust a regional left wing premier it defies repeated declarations by the ruling christian democrats that they would not quit the far right place all of a pause. 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 the new state premier in turn into well this is after the far right and tea 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 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 until america'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 to be in chair 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 is they came out to slam the f. f. to appear for what many see as breaking one of the most altima to. booze in german politics of doing it deal or getting into bed with a day at their party leader christie and linda was speaking to the press saying well certainly doing his best to distance himself from alternative for germany. eve 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 one senior figure from within the christian democratic union described the free democrats as having played with fire and set of politics in germany a place where we had one patient of a thoroughly a member of the german left party and petulant by a strain from the alternative for germany. the question is work with the voters of on. the touring on people who. said quite clearly we would like to have a conservative coalition and that this is the majority we have this is this city you have the. 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 the normal situation the area of the world that would get a 2nd chance to build a government after the communists were not able to do that. just because all the other parties were of locating ours we had to do it this way and of course it's a battle of this where you. have martin is an unprecedented and we have thousands of people demonstrating in the streets and the way by which they stole the rightful government from our party is by instigating uku basically it was it was secretive negotiations so when he says that we are the losers then you have to look at the vote tallies and it was my party of the left party that actually one of those in choosing the man in charge of the air is someone who has competed who
has been compared by many many people to hitler himself and so he's the most radical elements of the a.f.c. and this man has now decided who will form the next government in choosing. going to france now where a sex abuse scandal in french sport are seen paris prosecutors open up an investigation after a former ice skating champion broke her silence after 30 years and a recently published book asar our battle accuses her coach of rape they claim has triggered an outpouring of support from the country's top athletes. we feel the pulled pulled but then fortunately not the surprised ones who that the truth becomes chilling and isolated keys becomes many the monster is omnipresent hamann his 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 the silence also means serving sport with the scandal growing in the wake of the claims and reaction the french sports minister has demanded the resignation of the figure skating federation president who herself previously made controversial statements on the issue charlotte about ski has a 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 but 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 frances 10 times the national skating champion sara a bit bull 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's 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 extinct 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 early ninety's including to the then minister of sport john points while or more but was
shut down. he called me back and he said to me listen to mid-town to really yes we have a file on him but we are going to close our eyes let moore 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 have. 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 eighty's thousands 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 you've either been 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 have expanded its nuclear arsenal by deploying new low powered warheads on submarines capable of launching ballistic missiles occurring on patrol in the atlantic they said the decision was made in an attempt to contain russia for the pentagon claims it will lower the chances of 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 the w $76.00 want to and is a low yield thermo nuclear warhead it's about 20 times less powerful than the earlier versions of the depth you $76.00 which had been in service on us that marines is the cold war but chump administration requested the new tactical nuke in the 2018 nuclear posture review we discussed the issue with security analyst and former u.k. army officer charles super rich. it is absolutely a high risk i mean on the face of it reducing the size of nuclear weapons 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 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 lower yield 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's low yield the whole theory appears to be flawed in this case even before that bizarre landed on enemy let's say russian or chinese target you would expect russia or china to have launched its own missiles against the u.s. or its facilities in response. to the top un humanitarian official in mali has said more foreign troops will not help resolve the country's conflict mali and other countries the north africa's star how the region have suffered
a surgeon terrorist activity over the past few years or france recently pledged an extra $600.00 soldiers to the region $4500.00 french troops are already there the u.n. official told us why the situation the country is was the name despite the increased security presence. if you look at the needs that have been identified for 2019 over $3000000.00 people needed support from humanitarian activists and we hand planned to use about $324000000.00 however only 51 percent has been received obviously you cannot cover the needs of all of the people identified. if you only receive half of the money particularly as the situation is getting worse we are looking at a situation where more people will need our support and we do have about
$1100000.00 people that are in the additional. humanitarian assistance. says 26000 the number of jihadi attacks in the region has increased 5 fold and thousands of people have been killed or displaced in the latest incident on sunday 20 soldiers were killed by extremists in mali global affairs analyst smack they poems thinks negotiations with terror groups are likely to fail a greater portion of international terrorism will move to africa especially so as well as in libya their fighters are going to continue to increase in number particularly because we're dealing with one of the world's poorest areas with weak governance these kinds of field states create a power vacuum ideal for terrorists of all sorts of brightness so it's very hard for me to imagine what the french will simply have 500 troops and that is going to
resolve things the reality is that sometimes there is no good answer fighting them isn't going to work talking to them probably won't work either islamic state is growing in mali and throughout this a hell they do not want the peace process is it is the lowest group also very difficult to negotiate with and so even though i'm a skeptic that military force you know is not going to work that doesn't mean that i think that negotiations are also necessarily the answer with the confetti 5 minutes for the latest.
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get it. time after time so we're going on the ground after us state of the union address overshadowed by alleged dirty tricks of the democratic caucus and us here in britain downing street stands accused of dirty tricks against the press coming up on the show wiki leaks reveal d.n.c. dirty tricks against the 16 but does chaos at monday's iowa caucuses reveal that nothing is change we ask a man who's been at the receiving end of the democratic party machine lawyer and former congressional candidate. and as an e.u. delegation to teheran heads home ahead of friday's washington talks how close are we to a transformation from anglo-american economic war in iran to full scale military geopolitical conflict we get a cia insider's guide. i'd to developments one month since the trump assassination
drone strike plus as a suspected terror attack wounds 2 in south london what's changed since boris johnson has just similar attack in november for alleged electoral advantage we talked to former u.k. home office minister norman baker posable coming up in today's going on the ground a fast hours before impeached u.s. president trumps acquittal by the senate today his annual state of the union address over the whole world signals of what a trump 2nd term in the white house means for the planets of course 1st he'll have to beat the democrats in november but arguably they're fighting a civil war after monday's iowa fiasco joining me now from hollywood is tim going over who ran for congress in florida against d.n.c. boss debbie wasserman schultz thanks jim for coming back on last time we talked about vote rigging i might get to that in a 2nd but do you think after the state of the union elites there in the united states that the in corporate media understand how much more powerful trump seems today than he did before the impeachment process began it is quite incredible between the mauler investigation and then the impeachment inquiry trump's
popularity it's only resit i'm not quite sure the democratic establishment is going to learn the lessons i wouldn't be surprised if they double down trickle down and try to find new impeachment articles i think it's a way of distracting from other investigations that are happening right now investigations of the democrats on corruption so no sign that the d.n.c. might say now after all they did say it was the russians the got trump elected no sign the d.n.c. will now say the d.n.c. got jump elected. now there's not a chance of that you know there's not much introspection at the d.n.c. and you can't go through 4 years of absolutely vilifying donald trump and then suddenly when i say that you're going to actually discuss issues and have any gender their gender has been to vilify trump and to try to. teacher the entire time that it's a losing strategy well i know next week is the new hampshire primary hopefully
it'll go better than the fiasco in iowa but a clinton staffer is reputedly mean in charge of online count to disinform ation reporting on those that use the word rigged on social media i presume that's not a reference to you or your previous suits against the democrats what do you make of that reaction to. i don't know maybe the popularity of bunnies on this you do susa typical d.n.c. response to anyone who's critical of the way the election system is run in this country i'm not afraid of using the word rig i think they've been rigging elections when i say they don't know he's there who's doing the rigging that's part of the problem but it's so easy to hack into electronic voting machines or for an insider so it's a minute you wait the software of the electronic voting machines and we just saw this play out in iowa where really all it was.
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