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Who Belongs in a War Zone?
"Belongs in a war zone. We were sitting in the lobby and It was such a scene. You know you'd see peter jennings and then you'd see christiane amanpour and really cool right. 'cause everybody's just like you know. I belong hair right. Tara sutton freelance. Journalists did not feel like she belonged in baghdad. When she got there in two thousand three at the start of the iraq war and then up popped marla like hi. I'm marla marla ruzicka in jeans and a long afghan style sheepskin best. She looked like a hippie. You know mean and she was skinny and her hair was kind of uncombed. And she's a bedraggled cute but bedraggled and just sort of like floating around like what are you doing here exactly the two women start talking and tara. The freelance journalist says she's they're writing an article about iraqi children in war and goes i was just in afghanistan. And there's a lot of traumatize people there. And i remember like we were laughing. A lot of traumatize people enough denison like not your thoughts were what a ding dong like. Who is this person. I mean the first impression of her was mystifying. Macos quil lawrence admit marla more than a year earlier in afghanistan when she'd inexplicably popped up at the beginning of that war. How did she even get here. I'm in most of us. Took a pretty arduous route. Either people came across land from pakistan or got on some of the early flights that flew into an abandoned airstrip north of the capital. How is she surviving here. Where all of us have trucked in a about little cash to try and get by. She's come here without a place to stay without a driver or a security detailer and she's already couch surfing at this point right. Yeah and she didn't act like the rest of us. She looked like the rest of us. She didn't fit and by the rest of us. He means the four kinds of people that usually show up at the beginning of conflict.
E.U. Rejects Belarus Election, Calls for Sanctions On Responsible Parties
"Now we turn to Belarus where President Alexander. Lukashenko still clings to power after claiming victory in elections that were widely condemned as fraudulent after the brutal crackdown on protesters that the EU says that it'll impose sanctions on those responsible for. Violence repression and election fraud and is called for new elections. Lukashenko says no to new elections unless quote you kill me but his support appears to be slipping away. One of Lukashenko senior diplomats has defected to democracy activists. He is ambassador to Slovakia Ego, less Kanye, and he's joining me now from Bratislav. Ambassador Welcome. To. The program. I wonder if you can tell me at what point you decided to to break with your government and from a high position and turn towards those who are seeking democracy in your country. I. Full of news I followed we. Followed them very himbal believers of dodgers and use of force against demonstrators eat it was really something horrible zimet the east. Of Zip feature of national character of the Larosiere. Is that was my also scientist show and of course, I was shocked. and. Of course, some more or less pragmatic. WAS ADDED IN ONE Mesh of Bruce His. Classmate of my daughter as parallel will never was listed in trouble. So Devos her over. Over my my personal, my CB perception of the. And the basal of
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"The Ford Foundation's down. Walker and former time. Warner Chairman and CEO Richard Parsons Join Me. Then The door right now. Brian Arrested on suspicion of being an illegal risen. Fast shining a light on Britain's colonial legacy seat, and the wind rush scandal at the very heart of it at two Patrick Robinson on his hiring new TV drama. Mere suggestion that white has meaning will cause us to rough and defensiveness, white fragility and unconscious racism Michelle Martin Talks bestselling author. Angelo Welcome to the program. Everyone I'm Christiane Amanpour working.
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"And Civil Rights Veteran Mary Francis Berry joins US plus democracy, racism and a health crisis. All pandemics the hit. The black community was how to fix the system Fania former governor of Massachusetts. Divall, Patrick doing us then using force against. Peaceful protesters is a mistake. America's former top military brass Admiral Mike. Mullen talks to our full to Isaacson about why he could no longer stay silent. Welcome to the program. Everyone I'm Christiane Amanpour working from home in London. Now..
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"Unwelcomed Amanpour. Here's what's coming up today. I'm instructing my administration to halt funding of the World Health Organization. We regret the decision of the president of the United States to order. Hold in funding global outrage at America's move to pull the plug on the World Health Organization in the midst of a pandemic. I explore the dangers with who adviser Jamie Mezzo then and now from leadership to U S China Relations Historian and author Margaret. Macmillan.
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"Hello everyone and welcome to Amanpour. Here's what's coming up. We have to get back to work or people want to work. They want to go back. President trump pushes for the country to move on but has he released enough. Federal HELP TO KEEP AMERICANS SAFE I'll ask congresswoman and former Pentagon official Lissa slot kin and we decided to do something that I believe was very crucial and that was to go pick and go fast. Denmark wasted no time going in I to protect its workers and its economy Finance Minister Nikolai. Varman on how his small country can lead by example. Then I've been reading teaching writing bashing four years but I'm going back to him now and realizing that he's been there before.
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"Join me from Rome. Meanwhile tonight we are step closer restoring decency dignity and honor to the White House as Joe Biden takes a commanding lead in the Democratic primary. I speak to trump confidant and campaign adviser David urban then as corona virus disrupts the tightly linked global workforce. I won't to is speaks to labor economist. David offer welcome to the program everyone. I'm Christiane Amanpour.
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"Ever going to disappear completely. I hope I'm wrong. Infectious disease expert and virus hunter. Dr W. I. Lipkin comes out of quarantine and talks. Corona virus plus reimagining history with Pro German Aviator Charles Lindbergh as president of the United States producer. David Simon joins us on his new series. The plot against America. Welcome to the program everyone. I'm Christiane Amanpour in London..
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"Hello everyone and welcome to Amman. For here's what's coming up. This victory here is the beginning of the end for Trou- Sanders wins in New Hampshire with moderates hard hard on his heels but can his populism beat Donald. Trump's will speak to congressman Roe conn of coach of the Sanders campaign. Then how aw why. The Global Climate Change Movement could reshape finance. We talked to Blackhawks Brian. deese as the loudest voice on Wall Street takes a stand on coal plus as the battle to contain the corona virus intensifies. We look at another of its side effects racism. Welcome to the program everyone. I'm Christiane Amanpour in.
Director Kitty Green On Her New Film, 'The Assistant'
"Yes definitely a lot of people went to. Hi in order to voice their concerns and realized that the HR is really see that affect the company and not the employees so a quickly kind of spit out the other end not taken seriously and and it's it's an example of gas sliding as well. He really makes her doubt herself. I self and her intentions and what she's seen but yeah we were looking for all these kind of concrete examples of this system that is structured against women. So tell me about why you decided sided to do this. What was this sort of trigger point that you feel what I could make a feature film because most of your work has been very feminist orientated but but in the documentary entry of field so far most of the work this well known why did you decide? And how did you side to make this leap into feature on on this issue. I feel like there's a lot there's been a lot of coverage in the media. There's been a lot of facts written up and there's a lot of a lot of stuff out there about assistance in what they're Judy's work love for these men but what I was interested in was getting an audience to emotionally identify with this character put really squarely putting them in her shoes. 'cause I think often the the the wedding neighbors gets thrown around this idea that oh she's she's such a horrible person and I wanted to kind of correct that and explain the kind of complexity of the situation. She's in she has no power and and she's stuck within kind of machinery so that became really important. That emotional identification describe a little bit of your own situation like you're on a film. Set your director urine charge. How do people treat you whether they're actors or or or whoever it might be who comes in doesn't quite know who's who and yeah I mean I've been on the film festival second for ten years? He is and I don't i. I guess people have never assume I'm the director why people always walk in and hand me the coach and assume I'm the assistant so I was getting very frustrated with that I was also. I'm getting like a lot of questions. Whenever I I went to Sundance a few years ago and immediately people ask me? Who gives me my ideas is it James Scott and then my two male produces and I thought you'd Never Never Oscar mail direct to that so I was there? It's really frustrating. And I think in order to change the system we conscious get rid of a few kind of bad apples we need to really kinda stupid APO- and try and get more women into the film industry and that hopefully will change things for the better. What is this film set? Is it set in the madman era. Is it set in the post. Harvey Weinstein Era Post Me To. What is the setting for your film your fictional film? It's pre- this all of the the rise rise of the METOO movement. I'd say it's before people really had an avenue or pathway or space chat about misconduct. I think things have changed a little. But there's still a lot of a lot of the behavior in the film you can still see exists today so. I think it's important to still have these compensations. How have you reacted to the reaction? What would you say has been the overwhelming reaction? Has Anything. Surprised you I mean I had a one woman in Salt Lake City. Who worked for a company and she said that she thought that character was her and really identified with it which is kind of amazing idea that it isn't just about the film industry but it's transferable to any workplace and anyone who's ever worked in an office or workplace with that didn't take them seriously Isley so that's been a really wonderful experience? I just be clear you did work in such workplace in terms of being an assistant. But you didn't necessarily have such negative experience. That's right yeah. I was at the ABC Straight in broadcasting company. And I was in the editor assistant so I press record on all the machines and I'm but I I I. It was a very safe and positive environment but I did you still there is a lot of. It's very scary to be the youngest person in the office. I guess it's very you do feel powerless in and yes I understand the character completely. Well Good luck to you as I say it's had a lot of good reviews. Everybody's talking about it very timely movie. Katie Green thank you very much
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"Hello everyone and welcome to Amman. For here's what's coming up today. Okay I'm proud to say that. The United States is in the midst of an economic boom the likes of which the world has never seen before in Davos Davos. President trump boasts about his economy while in DC his impeachment. Trial begins the Nobel economists. Joseph Stiglitz tells me why he thinks the president's figures don't add up plus the Senate races for another bitter partisan battle. I woke impeachment with constitutional scholar Noah no effect and what we need to do is a nation. It's an urgent time. And we need leadership from the commander in chief former National Security Official John Colin on cyber fee fee is threatening the twenty twenty election. Welcome to the program everyone. I'm Christiane Amanpour.
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"Anyway we want and welcome to Amman. For here's what's coming up. We would respond but movie respond proportionate not disproportionately the US braces for Iranian retaliation. And I speak to defense secretary. Mark Asper and in the message from Iran as millions more money for the fourth straight day Iranian vice-president Massoumeh Ebtekar joins me from Tehran. Thus what action will congress take. We hear from the former CIA analyst who served any RAW representative Elissa Slot Kim and even the Saudis. ODY's calling for restraint. We talked to the kingdom's former ambassador to Washington. DC welcome to the program everyone. I'm Christiane Amanpour in London..
Australia's apocalyptic wildfires continue to rage
"We turn to the crisis already shaping the twenty twenty s and that is the apocalyptic wildfires advised which are decimating Australian flora and fauna. One expert saying that hundreds of millions of animals probably being killed volunteers formed form the backbone of the desperate firefighting effort to control these fast moving flames. The smoke is filling the skies above Australia and even reaching New Zealand earlier. I spoke with Australia's chief climate scientist. Tim flannery professor flannery. Welcome to the program thank you. It is truly a tragedy to see what's happening to your amazing and beautiful country and this has been going on for days weeks and in fact it was no it all started months to go. Give us the state of play as we speak right now. We've had around seventeen million acres of Australia. Burned twenty five people have died in the flames. The impacts on biodiversity of being truly horrific just on kangaroo island off the coast surface area half of the population we think has been killed about a third of the Koala population for the northern half of New South Wales and the species species. That are easy to count. So I think unfortunately the impacts of these on our economy on our by diversity and on just human lives will will be with us for many decades and sadly it's not an end. These dry conditions look set to persist for several months. So why is it that it is so so bad this time around. We have had the driest year on record and it follows the previous year which was very dry as well this she. It has been the hottest year on record by quite a considerable amount about one degree. Fahrenheit and those conditions the part of the long term trajectory of of climate change and if conspired together with a with a windy season to produce these horrific fi conditions which have just gone on and on and I. Should I tell you that this was predicted by climate scientists. I nearly eighty s my own. Climate Council has produced twelve reports warning the government and and warning people of the escalating fire risk and danger in Australia and sadly until it heats very little is done. Are you absolutely sure that this is climate. Climate change caused. Yes absolutely certain the scientists telling us this. It's telling us that these extreme heat conditions we've seen this year might occur naturally once every three hundred and fifty years but once you add the influence of the human immune greenhouse gases. We're likely to see those conditions once every eight years and and of course that number will decline. It will become more frequent as the build up of guesses continues. You as you mentioned started the Climate Council for Australia and just put into perspective for us. How your experience demonstrates the lack of seriousness that certainly this government previous governments have have have taken climate change? Because you if I'm not mistaken have had to raise funds on your own for this very important. Important scientific monitoring system will that's correct. I was Australia's climate commissioner for three years. The first act of the new conservative government in two thousand and thirteen thirteen with me and my commissioners and to take down our website But we felt that the work we doing with so important that we really went to the Australian in public and crowd. Funded the entity Beck into existence today. Where larger and better than ever before but courtesy of the Australian public who understand that we we need to understand the science of climate change? We need to protect ourselves with good advance warning but the government so far hasn't been interested in this. It is truly tragic. I can't tell you how it feels to me to wake up every morning smelling the smoke of my country burning for month after month and and knowing that we could have done something about these head we started ten fifteen years ago. How is this affecting the current? Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Because he's never taken taken these science seriously and I don't even know whether he's agreeing right now. These fires are exacerbated because of climate crisis and climate change age. But how long can he persist in that policy and political stance when the people presumably people who also elected him a feeling. So Oh angry. Obviously we've seen these pictures of him trying to meet with people trying to go to the scenes and people heckling him. Many refused to shake his hand. Far How will you handle more funding to artists. So many people lost their heart becoming. Ah Sadly Cristiana. It's not just our prime minister. We have a significant minority of Australian parliamentarians who who are welded on climate skeptics and even if the seas were lapping day chain and their hair was on fire as a result of climate change. I don't think I changed my mind. And these are people who are deeply committed to a particular cause deeply committed to the burning of fossil fuels. We have this thing in a strategy called the revolving door. These people go. In as lobbyists for the fossil fuel industry they come out of the revolving doors administering conservative government and then they go back in again again and come out on the board of a fossil fuel company the links just so intense. They so interwoven. That I don't think there's a prospect it for change these people. If we want change we have to vote them out and vote in a government that will take action well. Let's just talk about the possibility of trying to get changed in a responsible responsible government but to augment to amplify what you've just said Scott Morrison your current Prime Minister back in two thousand seventeen when he was treasurer of the nation actually held up a lump of coal. And we know that cold Australia's is the biggest exporter but he held it up and we have a little clip of that. This is called Darby Fried. The Treasury is the rule of trump's. It's called by men and women who work and leaving the electorates of those officers from the hundred dollars. The mega behind it would not. It's called that has ensured for one hundred he is the deputy prime joy and energy competitive advantage delivered prosperity to a strident businesses Anderson. Shaw auto industry has remained competitive on a global market. What hope is there when you have this kind of of demonstration of gets Rebecca word one of the better word and addiction and National Addiction? A political addiction to this fossil fuel looks sadly it is a national addiction and the nexus between the fossil fuel industry and the lobbyists and the government is. This is almost complete. It's not exceptional in Australia. For a federal government minister in charge of natural resources and mining. Too when he leaves parliament going to the Board of a fossil fuel company. It's it's a tragic situation. Where self interest is seeing such great damage inflicted upon the people? Oh and the the nature of our country. What about the people who are trying to fight this now? I mean many people around the world won't fully appreciate that. So many of your emergency workers the five fighters of volunteer workers and they have had to put up with something that clearly is as we see now beyond their capacity. What kind of help
How stress is making you sick
"Next guest is here to help. He's Dr Ranjan Chatterjee and he says stress. Today is in fact making us physically sick. Some eighty percent of the health issues that he treats can be traced back to stress and it's made worse by blurring work and home life. Dr Chatterjee join me here here in the studio to diagnose the issue and give us what we all need to manage it a prescription Dr Ron Chatterjee. Welcome to the program. Christiane pack you very much. Having having so the book is the Stress Solution. How stress to you right on a scale of one to ten scale WANNA turn? It is what does that mid December Sumba now. I'm going to say about seven to eight. Maybe it's today. I'm going to say eight. Because his cumulative is cumulative I'm anything unique unique riots. I'm busy got young children. I've got a wife. I've got a busy job. I see patients are released. Weekly podcast right books. I appear in in public. I've got lots going on at the moment. I'm I guess I'm feeling the pressure so I've got to be honest. I'm trying my best to apply a lot of the principles that I talk doc about but it can be challenging but that means you are the perfect subject to be writing about because you are feeling all these things. The people of your generation and people in the workplace are feeling juggling too much essentially. I think I'm juggling a little bit too much of the moments and the thing is you never really get to a perfect set of balance. We're all looking for work life balance as if it's an endpoint that suddenly when we get that everything's GonNa be blissful life always changes lives shifts surrounds. The stress is a serious problem. Let's be really clear about this. The World Health Organization a calling stress the health epidemic of the twenty first century. And actually it was a paper in two thousand Thirteen Journal of the American Medical Association. It was an editorial I should say where they suggested that. Seventy to ninety percent China all patients come and see the doctor and any given day is in some way related to stress. Seventy to ninety percent. Yet you are a doctor. What do you actually find your surgery? I see things like anxiety insomnia inability to concentrate hormonal problems. Blooms type two diabetes even things I could. BCC and high blood pressure all these seemingly separate problems can have stress as a route driver. I think we really need to give stress a bit more attention. Not only how widespread problem is but also some actionable solutions. So people feel
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"Hello everyone and welcome to one point. Here's what's coming up if no one starts then that he's no chess action stalls that this year's climate summit former. US Secretary of state date. John Kerry tells me how he's joining the fight to get the world moving on this crisis plus the difference between the president physician and our position from Republicans circle the wagons ahead of a potential Senate impeachment trial the former Republican governor of Louisiana. Bobby Jindal joins me then. This is and normal state normal can they can't even special report China level. Some of the cemeteries of its Muslim minority. I'm I'm joined by a weaker American actors whose mother is still trapped inside China and I talked to sources in West Virginia Rural America. Where they'll say that they know adopters who've never got an HIV test career the journalists revealing the surge of HIV in rural America? Welcome to the program. Everyone I'm Christiane Amanpour.
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"Coming up the difference between then and now how is not the difference between the Nixon and trump. It's the difference between that Congress and this one America gathers for Thanksgiving As Divided Nation Award winning author Doris. Kerns Goodwin tells me how history will judge these dramatic public hearings. and Are you accusing accusing him of murder. Hollywood takes on the government inquiry that expose torture in America Annette. Benning on being Senator Dianne Feinstein in the report. Then in general I think we need to all listen better and respect expertise in defense of elitism. A new book uses comedy to examine how one social class fueled a populous backlash are willing to Isaac's and sits down with writer Joel Stein. Welcome to the program. Everyone I'm Christiane Amanpour..
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"Christiane Christiane Amanpour in London. Pope Francis makes a historic trip to Thailand this week. Where he's holding his first mass in the country and calling for the protection of women women and children from abuse and exploitation reaffirming his zero tolerance policy in the Roman Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Crisis but incredibly the awful practice of moving accused molesters from parish to parish around the world continues where they are free to roam and prey on unsuspecting eighteen mu communities? They are even sent to areas in the developing world where children are even more vulnerable in her new report correspondent Nima Elburg attract attract down and confronted one. Such priest who despite being convicted of child abuse was sent by the Catholic Church to work the well-known Caritas Catholic Click Eight Organization in the Central African Republic. Nemo also travel to the Vatican where she heard the shocking admission that even the pope cannot lay down the law on this. We're tracking down a convicted paedophile priest. Father Luke Delft Delft abused two children in a dormitory in Belgium. We've learned. He may be abusing again. You are investigation is zeroing in on a remote town in the Central African Republic Kaku Bandera..
Democrats raise stakes with impeachment vote
"After weeks of factfinding behind closed doors the house is gearing up to vote on the best way to present it's impeachment inquiry to the public in what will likely be act to the investigation into the president's alleged quid pro With Ukraine the gathering political storm comes amid a flurry of damning testimonies from top officials most recent leap new Tannin Colonel Alexander Finland the Ukraine expert on the National Security Council who listened in on the phone call between President trump and you can Ukrainian presidents and landscape and said the White House those omitted details of the calls in its transcript today to more diplomats take the stand Christopher Anderson and Catherine craft both were for trump's former envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker who helped the president's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani contact Ukrainian officials close to President's landscape now former Defense Secretary William Cohen is being closely watching these hearings member of the Judiciary Committee during the Watergate hearings he was one of the handful of Republicans who actually voted for President Nixon's impeachment and now he's calling for politicians on both sides of the aisle to put country before party they the current evidence and he's joining me now from Washington Secretary Cone Welcome to the program good to be with you so I ask you first and I do you think the house and the Senate are in fact going to or have they showed any evidence that they're putting country before politics I think some of them are I believe the the Democrats who are now leading in the house are trying to get at all of the facts is best they can I think they've gone about it the right way and that is to have private hearings or secret hearings in order make sure nothing is classified comes out an open testimony that's what happened during the Watergate era where the Watergate Committee had private hearings before they went public and as a result of those public hearings it certainly educated the American people in terms of what was at stake and then it came over to the House of Representatives we conducted almost all of our hearings in private and only went public when we started to debate the articles of impeachment so this kind of a hybrid here because there was no Senate Watergate Committee investigating a Watergate type committee investigating the president trump and his actions and so it's a hybrid now where the House has been required to go and dig out some of the facts before they go public and then they'll go public I assume within the next two weeks so it's very interesting who are really hammering this this fact that they have been doing their job behind closed doors because they needed to get all the relevant facts before they could go public I mean I assume you're saying that to answer the chorus of criticism from the Republicans and from members of president trump's as that this is somehow as he says it a kangaroo process with everything happening in a non-transparent way well much else what is being said its faults number one Republicans have been in the hearings behind closed doors and the spectacle that we saw last week with I'm forty or fifty Republicans storming the intelligence committee room was just that it was a spectacle because many of those who were storming the who was actually had seats on the inside and could have sat there if they hadn't at any time during the course of all of these hearings so I think it was more for a show that had little to do with the facts and the facts were being gathered by Republicans behind closed doors as well as the Democratic majority and so now will go public and I think it's really important it's not enough to have Robert Muller just read from his testimony what he had gathered as his his finding Wchs it's really important that those who have key information go before the American people be subjected to a critical examination in cross examination so the American public can understand what's at stake and what's at stake is the rule of law and whether or not the president has breached that rule whether or not he has engaged in conduct which in my opinion on its face is impeachable namely to call upon a foreign government a to dig up critical information or dirt on a potential of campaign competitor in the following in next year's race yeah I think that is something which on the face of it would be an impeachable offense I'm let me ask you you mentioned the rule of law that's obviously the fundamental principle of one of the main principles the United States and the democracy that are you concerned that the rule of law itself is under threat and are you concerned that the from the consistent attack on institutions in the United States is having an impact on the democratic process I am during the time of Harry Truman Indianapolis and others it was called you know watching the president that the beginning I think we're present at the end of that process they were present at the beginning of setting up these institutions in the United States and elsewhere which helped to maintain for the most part peace and stability for the past seven years I believe the president trump is in the process of knocking down those pillars and so he feels that he doesn't need any of these other institutional guards such to make that he feels that he alone own can take action without regard to any of the other institutions which are there to make sure that the rule of law stays intact and so that only I can do that assume that has the sound of a dictator or dictatorship where only I can solve this problem I don't need you for consultation I know more than the generals I know more than the ambassadors and I alone can take this action without regard to you congress I don't need you know have to come you and therefore it becomes one man rule now if the president can do that in his first term what we would we expect if he has second term and which has no need to go before the electorate again there's no need to go to Congress to say I'm sorry I broke this rule they'll be no rules that will go on broken in my opinion because he feels that he is above the law that he is the face of the law that he is the face of the Justice Department et Cetera. So I worry about the future as much as I worry about the present in terms of what is happening I want the president to abide by the rule of law and I want Republicans to say Mr President when you step over this line you have to be held accountable you cannot go to a foreign government and ask for assistance against dirt on your future opponent that crosses the line which should not be crossed now whether the majority in the Senate supermajority in the Senate two thirds of the Senate will vote for removal I think at this point is rather doubtful but in any event even if doubtful it is important for the American people to listen to the facts to say you may think it's okay for this president but do you want to set the standard and lower the standards for every other president in the future because what is good for president trump will be good for them and I've always believed I want to look up to the president I want to see the president as a shining example of what the rule of law supposed to look like in America and why we treasure that rule of law because if you don't have the rule of law you have the law of rules and that's something the president seems really more akin to he likes President Putin he likes Kim Jong Hoon he likes presentation paying he likes spreading the Erawan he doesn't much like our allies in terms of paying the same kind of tribute to them that he does to those who the kind of one man rule I mean you've just laid out a pretty alarming scenario I mean if I had to sum it up you pretty much saying that potential elite the United States is is on route to anti democracy I mean almost tyranny you've just said and from from somebody like yourself who's a pretty moderate Republican who served a Democratic president you're not a flame thrower it's pretty alarming I wonder whether former colleagues or current members of Congress whether the House or the Senate listening and you of course signed a letter with with forty four other four most Republicans and others about this issue and yet the Boston Globe has said where are you all where are you all where all the Republican senators or Congress people who who actually did what they had to do according to the rule of law during the Watergate era Where are you all apart from US speaking out like this well many of the Republican Senators with whom I served L. exactly as I do they are worried about where the country is heading I would ask everyone to go back and read Orwell's nineteen eighty-four and look what he was writing about a fictional sense and saying is that where we're headed where you have a Ministry of truth in which you can tell the biggest is and you repeat them over and over again until they're accepted as the truth so you have a situation where the words like a war really means peace or ignorance really means wisdom or slavery is equal to freedom and two plus two week was five when you that's pretty fictional but it's not too for removed when you can have the president of the United States I yeah I wrote this letter and it's a perfect letter and I would say perfectly corrupt in the sense that you're trying to dig up dirt through a country that has beholden to us for its security in order to get that security delivered to them but only if you give this information on Joe Biden and his family and so you keep repeating it's perfect it's perfect perfect and people soon we'll say yeah it is perfect so that's why it's important to have these public hearing so you can have a ambassador Bill Taylor about Yvonne show you can have a lieutenant colonel come forward and say here is what I heard this is why alarmed me and this is why every American and should be alarmed about this because this is not what we do this is not how we act we don't ask we don't ask Russia Russia if you're listening come on in so you can we're open for business that's not something that we can accept which should not accept into the extensive the American people feel it's okay then I think we're headed down they very dangerous past one that every American should be concerned about so let me ask you about the American people because clearly the idea of an impeachment is a very I soon traumatic one for the nation they've been through it once or twice before it's rabbit it's happened and it is traumatic and people I will also say as president trump's allies of said that it's simply an attempt to rob an elected leader of his position do you are you concerned given what we're seeing in polls right now that this could be even more divisive even more traumatic than than than the all of law being upheld well we had the same arguments he met made back during Watergate there were people in the street we had bomb threats at our hearings I had to get special protection for my family as well and the argument was this will tear the country apart and my argument at that point was no it won't tear the country apart there'll be a vice president who will take office of removing the head for head of state for actions that are antithetical to what we believe in will not result and tearing the country apart we'll we'll tear the country apart is if we watched the slow the unraveling of the rule of law in the name of the power of the president and when you confuse the office of the president with the Individual President and His undoing becomes our undoing I tried to make that very clear I believe it's still obtains The president is there a temporary occupant we have our allegiance to who is the office of the President and to the The constitution into the country and so I know the president trump was trying to get members of like Mr Komi the actress FBI? I want you to pledge loyalty to me yes there was no MR president. I don't pledge my loyalty to you I pledge my loyalty to the Constitution. that's something that has been going on now insisting upon loyalty to the person and it has to be loyalty to the office of the president why do you think then sorry to interrupt you but why think then so many Republicans are in fact not doing what you're saying in other words they are pledging their loyalty to him rather than do the pro the the
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"Hong Kong's leader is shouted down and backlash mounts against Lebron James for backing the NBA over a manager critical of Elizabeth Warren turn in the Cross has what the largest democratic debate yet means for the twenty twenty race going forward and this was a Jew me of evolution that I didn't and I didn't even find mys- attempts actually the integrative medicine grew Deepak Chopra sits down the Hari Sreenivasan talking about his journey and his eighty ninth book metro human unleashing your infant potential welcome to the program everyone I'm Christiane Amanpour.
Boris Johnson and Trump: Whose day was worse?
"Welcome to the program everyone. I'm Christiane Amanpour in New York where world leaders speaking at the United Nations General Assembly President Donald Trump's speech was heavily focused focused on his domestic reelection agenda lashing out at what he called a permanent political class he railed against China and Iran too and later though he seem to relax at a meeting with his closest European soulmate the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson but both face major crises at home controversies as the call into question their commitment to the rule of law and democracy itself here in the United States the latest scandal to engulf the president his phone call to the Ukrainian leader and request to investigate his political opponent the former vice president Joe Biden and he is now facing renewed calls for impeachment here's what the president had had to say as he arrived at the UN. It's a witch hunt. I'm leading in the polls. They have no idea how they stopped me the only way they can try through impeachment humint. This has never happened to President before. There's never been a thing like this before. It's nonsense and when you see the call when you see the readout of the call which I assume whom you'll see at some point you'll understand. That call was perfect. It couldn't have been nicer and even the Ukrainian government put out a statement. That was perfect call. There was no pressure. Put on them whatsoever. So of course we are waiting for a transcript that call but as for Boris Johnson before he took to the podium the Supreme Court at home home issued a momentous decision that is controversial five weeks suspension of parliament was in fact unlawful and it's another in a string of severe blows that he suffered since becoming prime minister and vowing to push brexit through do or died. Yes obviously this is a voted that oh we will respect and we respect the judicial process so I have to say I strongly disagree with what the justices found I didn't think that right but we will go ahead and Paul comeback and parliament is coming back tomorrow so democracy. Chrissy and rule of law are in focus on both sides of the pond today with me now to discuss share our oh he's the former French ambassador to the United States and also to the United Nations and Jane Harman. She's president and CEO the Wilson Center and she also served nine terms as a member of Congress. Well let us get to the heart of the matter I started by saying both these issues that we've highlighted do in fact speak directly to the commitment of our leaders to the rule of Lauren democracy. Let me ask you first because the president of the United States is in the crosshairs right now well they both fit it was interesting to hear Boris Johnson and just say that he will respect the decision. I think the alternative is to go to jail in Britain. It's very clear what the role of that court is. and I think that means that he may lose his majority because what will happen unless he can pull a no brexit deal together which he doesn't seem to be able to do you may have to extend the deadline is that Farrage Farraj brexit tears will bail from the Conservative Party and I I don't know where the future leadership of what about the president of the United States. I mean here now. There's increased pressure on Nancy Pelosi who stood back from this idea of getting in meshed in an impeachment but this huge amount of pressure on her now right here is ah of course the rule of law should prevail here. I think it's important to see what the whistle blower wrote and I think it will either leak or be given to Congress soon and then we'll we'll have more information. I think a partisan impeachment is a very sad result of this. Should it come to that. I saw the movie in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight against Bill Clinton. what happens is the president gets stronger. This will feed his sense of grievance. You just showed a a piece where he said that hat and and it will keep us divided instead if we wait and get more information and there is a bipartisan way forward. I think that will be much healthier for the country and for the rule Jira aerobic. I WanNa ask you also about well. Let me ask you I actually about the UK Parliament and the You you K- Supreme Court that has determined that it was unlawful and unconstitutional. What Boris Johnson did I know you're looking at it also in a lens of Brexit. How what do you make of the rule of law aspect of it? I think it would be embarrassing. Ears debt for a lot of citizens especially you know the people walk close to the the populist wave that we are facing it could appear as a new attempt by the establishment to block brexit and so I do think whatever my personal feelings towards Brexit of course I would prefer the UK to remain in European Union. I think that the UK has to leave you. You you know fifty. Two percent of the of the British voted for it you know in France we add a referendum in two hundred five here about the EU Constitution Institution fifty five percent of the French said no and eventually it went through the parliament and today the populist are still saying you stole the vote of the French so I I really again. We have to respect the rule of law but we have also to understand that there is a sort of tension between what the citizens want expressed express their anger and decision of the judge really interested to hear you both you on the on the on the Donald trump situation that an impeachment might in fact strengthen him and you're Democrat so I'm saying it in that regard and actually produce a backlash and you're saying that even the Supreme Court ruling might produce a backlash. That's interesting. I mean Boston well. I think there is an alternative. I I think Nancy Pelosi suggested last week that the the procedure of the office of Legal Counsel at the Justice Department that prevents sitting President President from being indicted might be overturned by legislation and if courts consider. Let's come back to court whether Donald Trump pass committed crimes. I think that would be better than a partisan impeachment. What worries me about this is that there will be democratic. Support in the Senate a Dick Durbin has just come out in favor of impeachment and there is growing a consensus in the Democratic Caucus in the house so I think she probably has to move well. I'm a hearing actually that CNN sources are confirming that Speaker Pelosi is going to start an announce the process towards impeachment the formal the process which everyone knows is is basically the beginning of impeachment but what happened in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight was not pretty the better movies to the Democratic Ready President Bill Clinton and Republican stampede to impeach him. several counts were adopted in the house but in the Senate he was not convicted it and what happened was he got stronger and the driving force got weaker. the better movie was in the early seventies when I was a young council in the Senate the Nixon impeachment which was bipartisan bill call in then a freshman in the house later a Republican senator and then Secretary of defense had the courage to join the Democrats crats and the whole inquiry was much more low key in serious and after that the Democratic Senate leaders are the Senate leaders Republican Senate leaders came to Richard Nixon and said you will be convicted and he resigned and that was an orderly process based on whatever were were the facts at the time so I'm hoping that if it comes to this and impeachment is very sad thing to happen but if it comes to this and there certainly are a lot of allegations out there that it will be bipartisan and it we'll be done in a manner that gets the respect of not just our country but the world I mean so far. There is no indication at all that they'll be bipartisanship because the Republican Party has become the trump party in terms of all intensive for people who are leaving running against trying to run against the three of them Gerardo. I would like to play you a couple of soundbites because I want to ask you about the credibility of some of the reasons that president trump is giving for having tried to talk to the Ukrainian president. I'm I going to play the one that that he said earlier the conference talking about a congratulatory they treat message to the Ukrainian president. It's just play that conversation I had was is largely. Congratulatory was largely corruption. All of the corruption fixing play was largely the fact that we don't want our people like the vice. President Biden is done creating big corrupt already in the Ukraine
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"Hello everyone and welcome to on. Here's what's coming up the the biggest protest yet as children around the world. Take this school strike to discreet author. Jonathan Safran four tells us what we can do then too much trauma that people going through that they shouldn't have to go through the richest country in the spiritual guru author and Democratic Presidential Wild Cod Marianne and Williamson talks us through the issues that matter to her plus. You'll Majesty's welcome to Downton Abbey a blast from the past as Downton Abbey hits. The big screen writer and Producer Julian fellowes tells me why we're all happily riveted by the upstairs downstairs blockbuster. Welcome to the program everyone. I'm Christiane Amanpour in.
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"Hello everyone and welcome to i'm on. Here's what's coming up. We're the only nation that has as a major political party that denies climate science and says this is not a problem. The climate crisis makes its way to the top of the democratic agenda. I speak to presidential so candidate cory booker about his plan to turn america's economy green or the order then the british parliament rejects. Ah no deal brexit i speak to a rebel lawmaker who helped defeat the prime minister uh-huh and the political scientist. Yash monkey explains just what is happening to british these democracy plus. The first step is admitting that many of the current day structures are based on this four hundred year legacy and two hundred fifty years of slavery and hundred years since the first slaves were brought from africa to america we look into how that moment still touches every part of life here. Welcome to the program everyone. I'm christiane amanpour in new york..
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The Latest on the Kashmir status
"We looked the heating tensions between two major u._s. Allies a nuclear armed nations india and pakistan. It all kicked off on monday. When the indian prime minister narendra modi announced that he was removing kashmir's special status from the indian constitution putting its autonomy in peril in an address to the nation today the indian prime minister doubled down saying that his actions would free cash of terrorism in a nutshell kashmir is a contentious piece of land split split mostly between india and pakistan and they have fought three wars over it already. The pakistani government is responding so far by suspending trade with its neighbor the and downgrading diplomatic relations as this tense standoff develops we have asked for indian officials to join us but they've so far declined and i'm joined now by pakistan's ambassador the to the united nations me lodhi ambassador. Thank you for joining us. Thank you for having me. How serious is this in the view of your government. I don't just mean politically for your government but regionally and what might do given the tension between your ought to nations christian. Let's i get the facts straight. How was this crisis triggered. It was triggered by illegal eagle annexation by the indian government off the state of jammu in kashmir which is an internationally recognized dispute in fact where i sit at the united the nation's it is a dispute that is functionally on the u._n. Security council agenda because there are a series of u._n. Security council resolutions that have of course on india to allow the people of jammu in kashmir to freely determine their destiny through a so the crisis is triggered by an illegal an illegitimate action by india and let's just get the rest of the facts straight. The facts are that there is a blanket curfew in occupy genuine cushman people. There are locked up. It's called a lock down which has entered its fourth david. Actually this has been a prolonged lockdown. These people have been deprived tribe of the liberty for seventy years or more now. They're going to be deprived of their identity because the action by the indian government what does it actually do. Ooh what it does is to also allow the indian government to bring about demographic changes in dublin kushner and therefore to really really threaten the identity of the kashmiri people as far as my government is concerned and my prime minister and my country's concern. We reject this move. We heard what prime hi mr moody said just a few hours ago and it was a dishonest deceitful and disingenuous justification of their action which has no basis in law and it's certainly flouts in flagrant violation. Security council has been ambassador. Let me ask you this. Let me ask because those are very very tough words. You're using you are the u._n. Ambassador you've just reminded us all how this is enshrined in international law given the dispute you should be resolved according to the international community so what is the united nations and the security council going to do about this so they taking it up well. I have been in meetings with top officials and i have reminded them of their responsibility. Pakistan has going to go to the security council. It is going to remind mind the security council and its members indeed all of the united nations of its responsibility and what is that responsibility that responsibility is to ensure and let me say to christiane for your viewers and important resolution. It's called resolution thirty eight of the security council and the paragraph two of that resolution says a country does not have the right to materially change the situation in cushman and that's precisely what the indian government it has done so my country wants a peaceful settlement of this issue. We've always called for a negotiated settlement which is an accordance with security council resolutions russians and in accordance with the wishes of the schmead people. Let's not forget the issue is about people it's about the people who have been deprived of their right to live the way they want to be governed the way they want to end today even pro indian politicians in in kashmir have been locked up so if prime minister narendra modi's says that this is in the interests of the jungle in kashmir people the question he has to answer is why do you have to lock up the entire state of genuine kashmir why because no cash media will accept what the indian government has done a we we we. We don't accept what the indian government has done. We checked it and we'll go to the council and we'll make all these points at the council and we will insist that the council implement its own resolutions because i think the choice right now is do we want to live in a rules-based world where international law supreme or do we want to live in a world which is ruled by the law of the jungle and this is what india has done it his floated international law and it has flouted security council resolutions. You mentioned lockdown and lock up. We've heard reports that opposition politicians in in jammu kashmir have been arrested and as you say landlines are down. The internet is down. Mobile phone is down very very difficult to get an idea of exactly what's happening on the ground there but i do want to ask you because the whole world knows that this piece of disputed land has been the cause of three wars between between your nations and today your army chief the the pakistani army chief said that the country would do all that's necessary go to any extent to support cash mary's and then the foreign minister said the pakistan is not looking to respond militarily so can i hear it from you. Do you think that there's is going to be a military solution to this or do you still have diplomatic intentions. No i mean we have said very clearly that all diplomatic diplomats and political options are on the table pakistan has no interest and no desire to escalate the situation. This is an escalation that was triggered by by an illegal and illegitimate act and we would like the international community now to stand up for principle for law for justice and to address the plight eight of the kashmiri people as i keep saying christiane. This is about people in that state in an occupied state an occupation that has been brutal india has moved additional troops into occupied jammu and kashmir why obviously to suppress the voice of the kashmiri people but one day the curfew will have have to end one day these restrictions will have to go and then the indian government will hear the voice of the kashmiri people and that voice will be to get get out of kashmir to leave kashmir and to reverse this illegal annexation but that's also gives rise to all sorts of worries because if they do protests as most people believe they will and some have suggested they will if and when this curfew is is is raised that also could trigger a response so let me ask you because obviously president trump has met president prime minister modi of india several times and he also just hosted prime minister imran khan oh prime minister at the white house and when they were talking president trump said that prime minister mody had mentioned. Maybe he into mediating in this. Let me just play what president trump said. I was with prime minister modi two weeks ago and we talked about this subject and he actually flea said. Would you like to be a mediator or arbitrator. I said
Trump warns China not to wait for 2020 election to make trade deal
"And Chinese negotiators head to Shanghai trying to end the year long escalating trade war. That's biting at both their economies president trump began the standoff last last year slapping tariffs on some Chinese imports in an attempt to force Beijing to end what they call unfair trade practices but few expected to end anytime soon and the doubter in chief is the president himself now. I think that China will probably say let's wait. It's fourteen fifteen months of the election. Let's see if one of these people that give the United States away. Let's see one of them could possibly get elected and I'll tell you what when I win like almost immediately. They're all going to sign deals that they're going to be phenomenal deals for the country but <HES> so. I don't know that they have I don't. I don't know if they're gonNA make etc.. Maybe they will. Maybe they want. I don't care because we're taking in tens of billions of dollars. Worth of tariffs and the farmers are happy because I gave them sixteen billion dollars out of the tariffs. He's referring to a sixteen ecksteen billion dollar federal aid package which was announced on Thursday intended to help those farmers who produce things like soybeans and pork and who are hurt by China's retaliatory tariffs the farmer's though not all happy the president of the American Farm Bureau Federation said last week the quote America's farmers ultimately want trade more than a
Venezuela's Maduro says he's ready to negotiate as Trump calls Guaidó
"President Donald Trump up the ante with Venezuela today personally, calling interim president y to offer support then his Wade are taking to the streets again following a call from Guido for people to put more pressure on what the US now called former President, Nicolas Maduro. Why does also urging the old powerful Venezuelan military to get on the side of the people while my Doro is ratcheting up pressure on him treason old why does assets and barring him from leaving the country, but he's also leaving his door open for talks telling Russian media that he would negotiate with the opposition for the good of Venezuela for the world and its future. But just not about their demand for new elections. Komo's specula- is the opposition's new envoy to the United States and he met president vice President Mike Pence at the White House yesterday. He's joining us now from washing. Mr. Vecchio, welcome to the program. Thank you very much for having meeker San. So this is a really important moment of the president of the United States of voice support early on for Mr. Guido. And now he's actually picked up the phone or they've talked on the phone anyway. And he's got support Guido from President Trump. Can you tell me exactly what kind of support the president offered? I think the most important thing is to support our agenda, and that's what we have been talking with the United States and also with Latin American countries and the European Union's union on our agendas, so clear Christiane, first of all we want to end user of power of mother, then we want to move to a democratic system establishing a transitional government. And after that, we want to call for a free and trust election as soon as possible. This is our were again, this were we want to move forward. And that's why we are requesting the support of the international community on it is important to mention I mean, this is not only about the United States. Again. This is a fight between, you know, the free world against dictatorship. I get it. I know you're saying this is a fight between dictatorship and democracy, just explained. For people who are watching, and they think well, hang on a second president Madero claims that he won the elections and won Guido has not been elected president describe how you going to square that circle. And how you going to resolve what many might have is a question, Mark. Will we have to keep in mind that my Ludo conducted a fake election last year in order to to keep six more years in power. So that was declared by the oil. Yes. In the InterAmerican system as illegal as illegitimate election. And that's why he's not longer the president. His doesn't have how thority to conduct the Brazilians the of Venezuela. I'm the given that we don't have a prison. In the constitutional order and following our constitution under article two three three uterine half constitutional president the president of the national assembly has to assume the competences of the present. So that's why we are claiming they'll get him a sea of a long way though as interim president of Venezuela. And I understand that you won't even be in a position to be able to organize new elections for quite a while. So given that and given that Maduro says he's willing to negotiate with the opposition only not over your demands for free elections. He says he's going to stay till twenty twenty-five when theoretically the current term he's embarking on expires. What is your plan b what do you do if this continues and persists and my Douro holds onto power. So as I said Gerstein, we want to continue with our agenda. If we don't stop do they use her patient of firewood of my. I mean, the crisis will be even worse. So we need to stop that on. If we're willing to negotiate our agenda on on they know that. So we need to put more pressure on the streets with our people. We have the momentum. We have the leadership of one way up we have the institution of the national assembly events wheel. And we have this report of the international community. So I hope we can conduct as move transition in order to establish a democratic government and this stop the suffering off Venezuela. So obviously, we're seeing pictures, and we know that people have come out.
Scholars and Ex-Diplomats Warn of Chill After Canadians Detained in China
"The United States, and what we're saying is many people governments, but also scholars and diplomats and people around the world are concerned about some of the things that China's doing we hope that registers. So in part of the letter you've said, it's understandable, rather the Chinese ambassador said it's understandable that these Canadians are concerned about their own citizens. But have they shown any concern sympathy for men now, she is the official who's being arrested in China after she was they say Elise. Legally detained and deprived of freedom. So give us an update about MS manning who is an executive chief financial officer at the big wall way tech giant, what is her condition? I mean, yo citizens are in jail. They haven't had access to lawyers and let me add Christine if I may not only are over to citizens in detention, we know from their testimony and from the testimony of others that their subject the lights are on twenty four seven other subjects around the clock interrogation. These things actually constitute torture in international law, sleep deprivation, what's happening with MS mum. Couldn't be more different. She got a good Canadian lawyer when she was arrested in Vancouver. She had a bail hearing. She made the case that she should be allowed to live in one of her two properties in Vancouver. She has hired her own security guards. And she's on a curfew where she has to be back in a residence at eleven o'clock at night. She's free to go again at six in the morning, and she's been seen many times in.
The Probability Of A US Recession
"Other issues out there that that are causing concern sometimes legitimately Brexit Italy. Roberto the global versa, QE potential trade skirmishes and wars that affect conference stuff like that. So there will be another recession. It doesn't mean it has to be early in two thousand nine hundred and may very well be twenty twenty or twenty twenty one. And and obviously got to be prepared for that. Obviously, you hopefully, the policy makers will when that happened to a a ways of at least damaging to to the economy. Can I ask you again because you know, you? Aknowledge that that a lot of people were angry about the financial crash. A lot of people paint pointed fingers at Wall Street and another people felt that that was not accountability. And they still have not fully recovered from the great recession. So I just wanna play a little bit of a sound bite from an interview I did with Paul Krugman on this issue last month. And then I wanna get your your view of it. It was necessary to rescue the financial system. It's not clear that it was necessary to rescue the bankers and the way it was structured was one that did not we didn't. We certainly didn't prosecute any. And there were certainly people who could have been prosecuted, but we also didn't make sure that the upside of the rescue is going to go to tax.
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"Welcome to the program everyone. I'm Christiane Amanpour deal conventional wisdom has it that a much vaunted Blue Wave is going to surge over the congressional parapets tomorrow at least in the house of representatives. But a major factor the political power of the Christian right is one too seriously contend with some eighty percent of white evangelical bought Donald Trump in the two thousand sixteen election. And now two years later their support is still at an all time high. As one of them says if evangelical are removed from the white vote Trump loses whites activists on the left of baffled struggling to comprehend. How people the faith would support a president whose life is. They see it has hardly been a model of Christian living, but to evangelical supporters, President Trump has been a major political advocate for Christian laws and values and they're pouring money and organizational support into Republican. Races all across the country. Now, Tony Perkins is a leading feel Marshall in this fight for Christian power. He's the president of the Family Research Council, a deeply influential lobbying group, and he says the religious right is in a spiritual role with the rulers of darkness, Tony Perkins. Welcome to the program from Washington. Thank you. Good to be with you. So let's start with the beginning. I said the you all are putting a lot of effort organizational and financial into these races into Republican races. And I understand that you and your organization have these sort of pasta briefings sort of get out the vote all sorts of you know, toolkit, can you tell me exactly what you're doing. Well, you've covered a lot of territory here. I can tell you what we're doing is. We're working with churches across America to bring them to an understanding of what's happening in our nation in the quote that you alluded to earlier was actually in a sermon I preach from Asians chapter six and the rest of that was it we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and the issue is not with people or with parties. But it's with the spiritual influences. And so there is concern about the direction of our country. There's concern about religious freedom, which continues to be a major issue for conservative voters in one of the reasons they did back Trump in the general election as because he promised to to defend religious freedom in the exercise thereof. And that's what he's done as president. And so what we've seen is more and more pastors and churches who really understood the threat in the last eight years are remaining very supportive of of this present. And his policies. Tony growth is. I want to ask you, whether you are a toll troubled by what I needed to which is President Trump in his personal life in what he's been saying into refugees and others. I mean, you know, he uses quite Hauch edgy language, and he's had all these issues. Stormy Daniels and others how people want to try to figure out how people have faith like yourself support that kind of individual. And I think I'm hearing you say that it does boil down to politics, and the kind of politics you support..
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"Up to its billing controversial fast paced action pomp and protest it began intrude trumpian fashion starting with an unprecedented interview in the sun tabloid newspaper which is owned by trump's friend rupert murdoch and in which president trump directly criticized his host the british prime minister theresa may later though when standing beside her he tried to walk it back and make nice give our relationship terms of great the highest level of special so we started off with special i would give our relationship with the uk and now especially after this today's with your prime minister i would say the highest level of special special or not the president avoided central london and parliament behind me because of this tens of thousands of people packed trafalgar square and marched through the streets protesting his visit and his policies on immigration and his record on women's issues of blimp of trump is a baby in a diaper over overhead briefly then as president trump met the queen fatih to bombshells drop back home in washington the deputy attorney general announced some of the most serious charges yet from the muller investigation allegedly russians hacking into democratic computers the indictment charges twelve russian military officers by name for conspiring to interfere with the twentieth sixteen presidential election and here in london the metropolitan police say they've identified the source a small bottle of the novi chug nerve agent that left one person dead and another critically ill lost week it looks a lot like a one two punch a power play to set up president trump's one on one summit with the russian president vladimir putin next monday in helsinki my guests all collectively battletested veterans of diplomacy across the united states britain europe and russia they are pete west because who is uk ambassador to the united states and antony gardner who is america's ambassador to the european union gentlemen welcome to the program so a lot to digest just when you think you have one trail of news another one comes just when you think you know who way and direction whiplash everything's going the other way so let me i ask you what do you make of the the indictments in washington regarding the muller investigation and accusing members of the gru ministry officials in russia of hacking into the democratic national convention and their and their computers during the election what do you make of speechless i think this is the next stage of an investigation which will known about for a long time the mueller investigation has been farah it's very well staffed it hasn't leaked and each time that something that comes out of that investigation it is very serious and catholic explained calibrated of course the people indicted and not living in the united states but what this does is firmly again make the point that the russians were interfering in the united states presidential elections and with the campaigns of one camp in particular does it mean that the trump administration is somehow complicit no it doesn't say that did it make any does it provide any additional evidence that the russians made a difference the outcome of the elections it's not saying that either but it is one more you like nailing a coffin of the russian lies they had nothing to do with it and i think the timing just before president trump is going to meet putin in helsinki is important and we understand from the deputy attorney general that he actually if president trump before making this public announcement and briefed him earlier this week what do you think because they're now us senators democratic senators calling for president trump to cancel his meeting with president putin do you think you should meet and and read him the riot act or should he council well i think he should cancel i'm particularly troubled by news reports which if correct indicate the he'll be meeting putin alone just with interpreters now think of what that's signal that sends after this week in which is undermined both nato and undermined the e that'd be meeting with him alone those agents were not acting alone it's almost certain to say they were acting on instruction so this is not a meeting you should be having so i think you should cancel this comes with the double whammy of the metropolitan police i said finding this vile of novi chalk now.
Anthony Bourdain, CNN host and celebrity chef, hanged himself
"Surge subsides i'm rita foley world traveling celebrity chef anthony bourdain has died ap's warren levinson reports his death is being called a suicide cnn says anthony bourdain the peabody award winning food writer and adventurer hanged himself in a paris hotel room the network says a close friend the chef eric ripper found bourdain unresponsive he was sixty one ordained first gained fame with his two thousand book kitchen confidential bestseller that led to series on the food network and then on cnn for which he was in paris shooting an episode of his series parts unknown now in its eleventh season cnn says anthony bourdain was a unique storyteller social media lit up with tributes to board dane among them christiane amanpour who tweeted my heart breaks for tony board dame may he rest in peace now he was a friend collaborator and family and fellow celebrity chef gordon ramsay said stunned and saddened by the loss of anthony bourdain he brought the world into our homes inspired so many people to explore cultures and cities through their food many of the post also included suicide prevention phone numbers and links were getting help with depression comedian bill murray's longplanned food truck park in south carolina is set to open this summer the charleston post and currier quotes murray and his two partners as saying the container bar will start serving customers later this summer the food truck hub will be parked at a former charleston office building that's been gutted and redesigned to suit the new.
Syria: What did the U.S.-led airstrikes hit?
"Special report strikes on syria president trump urging iran and russia to withdraw their support for what he called serious barbarism and brutality that statement came after he ordered the us military to launch strikes on syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack correspondent nick paton walsh reporting for northern syria explains the sites targeted free targets specified by us officials one in damascus a scientific research facility known to be involved in the development and production of chemical weapons another enhance the city it to the lebanese border and north west of the capital the mask us and another slightly to the south of that as well both those two said to beat involved in the production storage of sarin as well too key us allies allies issuing statements after the bombing british prime minister theresa may said we are acting together with their america and french allies i'm barton eckerd president trump is asking for a prayer for our noble warriors is he concluded his remarks announcing those strikes on targets associated with these syrian chemical weapons program correspondent christiane amanpour reports from london on the reason for the strikes this all is about even though it's over for now according to the pentagon what it's about is trying to reestablish a red line a global red line for the prevention of the use of weapons of mass destruction senator john mccain is praising the president for his actions against syria over the latest use of chemical weapons the arizona republican releasing statement saying the air strikes against the assad regime sends a message at the cost of using chemical weapons outweighs any perceived benefit i'm barton eckerd.