tearing the country in a half that is what donald trump's the defense team is calling his impeachment trial on its 1st day in the u.s. senate the proceeding looks set to keep open america's wounds after an emotionally charged election. they tell us that we have to have this impeachment trial such as it is to bring about unity but they don't want unity and they know this so-called trial will tear the country in half. dozens of european parliament members call on the e.u. foreign policy chief to resign claiming he was too friendly with moscow on his recent trip the emotion sparks a fiery exchange between lawmakers. moscow the buz the visit of high representative do you mean the 8 and offend the european union that the double standard apply.
undermines credibility as a defender of freedom. and protests broke out across france calling for tougher laws protecting children as the country's top court hears the case of a 13 year old girl who was allegedly raped by 20 firefighters. are broadcasting live coverage from our studios in moscow this is r t international i'm sean thomas certainly glad to have you with us. now impeaching a former president is a constitutional rules that the u.s. senate on the 1st day of donald trump's 2nd trial there however his legal team warns that the proceedings may push the nation to the brink of civil war and has been listening in. well it's a very serious situation on capitol hill where we've got an impeachment trial
underway donald trump's lawyers they call it absurd and unconstitutional meanwhile we've got the prosecution's saying this is the comeuppance for treacherous donald trump and the backdrop for all of this is a country that is deeply deeply divided take a listen they tell us that we have to have this impeachment trial such as it is to bring about unity. but they don't want unity and they know this so-called trial will tear the country in half leaving tens of millions of americans feeling left out of the nation's agenda as dictated by one political party that now holds the power in the white house and in our national legislature this trial will tear this country apart perhaps like we've only seen once before in our history. now the charge against donald trump in the impeachment proceedings is inciting in surat action and they are arguing that under the 14th amendment of the us constitution
trump is ineligible for office or because he engaged in inciting insurrection and this flows from the events of january 6th we've heard testimony from what happened at this point people are recapping of the situation where there were 5 deaths there were many injuries on capitol hill as trump supporters a stormed in and penetrated the u.s. capitol congressional staffers were very afraid for their lives there was violence that unfolded and all of this has got the prosecution at the impeachment trial appealing to people's emotions and saying there must be harsh consequences for trump put a high crime and misdemeanor is under our constitution that's a high crime and misdemeanor if that's not an impeachable offense then there is no such thing he wants you to decide that the senate he's powerless they created a constitution with and who read into it didn't binds the president from his very
1st day in office until his very last day in office and every day in between now these are very serious proceedings with a very big implications for the country however if you're looking on it seems like a rather theatrical and strange performance you've got the recitation of poetry and you've got witnesses crying and breaking down into tears you've got the. waving around of the mouth say tongues little red book in order to make political points it's all very theatrical very explosive meanwhile all across the country millions of americans who were main quite divided in the aftermath of an election they seem to be watching with lots of anger a gun sales are up throughout the united states here's some of what we've heard from americans keep the same way. they're going to push people into would know the civil war i'm very worried about this country where it's going. it's a bad thing he's out of office we'll be sure to use force to remove him from office
he's already been removed he could get worse and it seems like every day you do good work that's not good for. the country decides to start going. oh you know. i don't want to be the victim you know like honestly i never thought about that i mean that's why it was always now the senate did take a vote on whether or not it was constitutional to impeach a president or to convict a president to convene an impeachment trial after the president has already left office now that vote came to $56.00 to $44.00 with all the democrats and 6 republicans voting that it was constitutional to continue these proceedings now it is not yet been voted on whether or not donald trump will be convicted now if in order for donald trump to be convicted and 11 more republicans would have to join with the democrats in their voting you'd have to have a total of 17 republicans who would switch sides cross the aisle and vote in favor
of convicting donald trump of donald trump's last impeachment proceeding you'll recall that only one republican mitt romney voted to convict donald trump so it's highly unlikely that the democrats will have the 17 republican votes they need in order to convict donald trump. there is a heavy security presence around the capitol building where the hearings were taking place the areas sealed off by a 2.5 meter fence and national guard troops are on patrol it is part of a major security operation that has been running since the storming of the capitol hill by trump's supporters on january 6th the pentagon says the troops will stay there at least until march and the entire operation will cost almost half a 1000000 a $1000000000.00. legal and media analyst lionel told us what he thinks is driving trump's 2nd impeachment. they're saying it's not that we want to basically find somebody guilty who was not there anymore and removed somebody who is not there
anymore because there was is then called mootness they're doing it supposedly because they want to ensure that he won't never run again and why are they worried about that because internal polling must be telling him he's out or they never if he was a dead letter if there was no chance of him ever even we mostly rising to the occasion again they would even be doing this so they are doing it for the theoretical last chance at smashing the memory of trump but also they worry about the future so they're covering all bases they're also talking about we're moving anybody who ever was in his administration from any public of. role or position so this is this is personal and i think there are a lot of democrats who frankly appreciate this and want this to continue because they are that adamant and that this man's memory and. tenure should be expunged
obliterated she could be the voice of the g.o.p. of the conservative party of whatever it is but that would mean speaking on a grander level i don't know if this president or of this president from would be able to separate himself from his legacy from that of the future of the party so these are questions which at least at this point is going to be a lot lot of time for him to think about this and to grow up and i say this with all due respect because he now is in the position of ex-president legacy status and that's completely different than anything he's ever done. twitter is stepping up its crackdown on the right wing commentators accused of spreading false information on the u.s. electoral process 2 of the latest examples are. jim hoffa founder of the web site gateway pundit and radio host wayne allen root they have both been blocked by
twitter for what it called repeated violations of civic integrity policy and they fell foul of the platforms rules by promoting donald trump's claim that the november election was marred by fraud since the storming of the u.s. capitol last month twitter has banned more than $70000.00 accounts for similar reasons including that of the former president earlier we spoke with the aforementioned wayne allen root he said conservative voices are being silenced this is a joe mccarthy which prides against conservative voices they try to eliminate dissent they try to eliminate diversity while they talk all day about diversity if you're black it's great if you're let's you know it's great if you're gay it's great if you're a woman it's great if you're transsexual it's great god forbid in the united states of america you'd be a childless conservative they want to destroy your life and silence you censor you ban you burn your books this is the irony you know the big hero liberals all the liberal activist esol in ski he wrote
a book called rules for radicals and he always said look in that mirror what have you see blame the other guy democrats have spent 50 years attacking job corkey for which he wants now they're very good at i don't even know why i was suspended he showed me the tweet i do will of bet you that 74000000 americans that voted for trump agree with every word like sweet how do you ban someone's opinions when 74000000 people have the waters agree with them. well as you heard earlier the founder of gateway pundit was banned by twitter that happened after his side posted this video jim hoffa claims it shows the delivery of absentee ballots to a polling station in detroit several hours after the deadline had passed gateway pundit is promising to release much more videos in the coming days and u.s. election officials have all said that there is no evidence of significant fraud in the 2020 presidential vote which they called the most secure in the country's history but jim hoffa founder of the previously mentioned to get we pundit thinks
there is no justification for shutting out those who disagree twitter does not want is to release any more of this information they're citing us as spreading and violating their ethics clause that they just put in for each and not challenge anything about the 20 twentieth's action and yet there are still individuals who are challenging the 2016 election that still allowed on twitter there are so secure with their position why are they cracking down and eliminating eliminating. sites like myself from the social media platforms it doesn't make sense and this is what we've fought against for several months now. french protesters call for a new law to protect children over the case of a 13 year old girl who was allegedly raped by firefighters that is among our story still ahead when we come back this is our 2 international.
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welcome back this is our t. international now euro m.p.'s have clashed over a motion backed by 50 lawmakers to force out the e.u. as top diplomat cues just have parole of being too soft on russia during his recent visit here is our europe correspondent peter all for. bill sins of me peace had signed a letter calling for high representative for foreign 'd affairs basically the e.u.'s foreign minister yossi burrell to stand down from his post following this trip to moscow they accuse him of being too weak when it comes to dealing with russia
supernal had gotten there with the intention of pressuring moscow for the release of alexei no vallone what it would have dealt with who is the current situation that we find ourselves in yes it perella said he's got no intention of quitting his post we've also heard from his boss as well as live on the line the e.u. commission president she said she's going to stand by her man and has no intention of sacking him saying the high representative has her full support now this plenary session that was held in the european parliament hold tuesday was quite a heated affair there was a lot of voices calling for the head of mr burrell certainly some scathing criticism of his trip to moscow and a lot of criticism for russia in general as well moscow to be used the visit of high representative bordello to you merely aid and offend the european union they just oversleep can't help but shoot. towards western representatives if you are
ill executed a visit you know only a shame to european citizens you also helps food chain and harms dressin people who are ill and the on the other hand made a fool of himself last week he must go by his actions he made a mockery of the ambition of the e.u. to play a major role in the world state wake up call that finally prompted you member states and yourself to to adopt a more realistic and principled russian foreign policy and to move toward sanctions finally among. human rights under sanctions least and to suspension stream to. which is contrary to european and if you security police it certainly got spicier time but there were some voices in the european parliament saying that it was being written that needed to change their attitude when it comes to dealing with russia imus happy as anybody else to stand up for anybody's rights including
newfound nice but let's be honest the banks and he's officious and see immigrants racist and maybe 4 percent of the supports and we wouldn't be discussing him us all if he'd been arrested anywhere else other than in russia and the country leaders have been sentence from 9 to 13 years in prison for a correction or a friend. we have a warning that the double standard applied why do you undermine its global kriti belief he as a defender of freedom. do you cannot go around the world mending. that does not apply to cho while joseph burrell was in moscow for those talks he held with sergey lavrov the russian foreign minister he described the atmosphere is a trusting war certainly our asians are on the c.v.s. tree. and a number on an e.k.g. set a low point in our creation. but. we are connected
not only by geography. but put out wide range of the story called cold little have an economic ties but as soon as he arrived back in brussels there was a different statement coming out yes it barrelled said that as far as he was called said moscow had no intention of trying to improve relations with the european union well that prompted the russian foreign ministry spokeswoman various account of to suggest that it had been an attempt for a public whipping of russia where do we stand after all of this certainly a lot of the enemy pays deeply own happy with the high representative for foreign affairs he says he's not going to quit his boss the commission president on the line says she's not going to sack him so for now at least he's going nowhere. former austrian foreign minister minister karen says efforts by some to ratchet up
tensions with russia serve no one's interest. pushed such an action that will put a dangerous precedent and you never know whether there will be some strangers inside the commission from what i cannot saw from file away. all loot is not true well in the commission but that has little to do with mr burrell's was it to moscow dep has much more to do with. in their distribution of next time so we have 2014 for the past 7 years now we have seen a decrease of our relations. and there are many issues that have to be tackled and sometimes you can disconnect the one issue from the other should you shouldn't hold such kind of critical claw on on all the just friends topics and here i think there are. certain urgency to.
rebuild some sort of trust and and not go into confrontation. case of a french girl who is allegedly raped by 20 firefighters and has sparked protest across france with protesters demanding tougher laws on age of consent artie's tried to bring ski has more. on wednesday this court is going to be center stage for a case that's provoked outrage here in france it involves a woman known as julie who says she was raped by 20 firefighters between the ages of 13 and 15. it all began when julie nocturne real name had been assisted by a firefighter following a severe anxiety seizures 13 in 2008 now it's claimed she obtained her number for medical records and then. before asking her to undress via webcam then claimed he
passed it details on to other firefighters who did the same now in 2009 it's alleged a firefighter then raped julie says she was later taken to an apartment where she was gang raped in 2010 julie disclosed what happened to her mother and a complaint was filed 3 firefighters were placed under investigation but no action was taken against another 17 men also accused 2 of the men have admitted that they had sex with julie whilst on duty and whilst wearing their uniforms a 3rd admitted a sexual act in a toilet cubicle in a prison hospital where julie had been admitted in march 20th definite judge was appointed to investigate but after 8 years the rape charges were dropped instead replaced by consensual penetrative sex with a minor under 15 this means the maximum sentence that they could receive is 7 years
compared with 20 for rape. who were 20 firefighters so the corrosion this obvious when we're talking about a 30 year old child just to sit still unable to realize that we're not in the fair balance of power and that when julie was raised by 20 firefighters she was raped under duress and she couldn't consent she couldn't accept the rape since she was a child that outcome is said to have hit julie hard. and she attempted to take her own life her family though is determined to keep fighting julie's mother is still globes marked by that decision. the facts are simple julie was 1314 and 15 at the time she was in a very vulnerable state taking medication and trying to kill herself and 20 firefighters came to her all of them admit that they performed a sexual act on her with penetration and yet in france in the 21st century the court decides that the innocent julie's case has caused consternation in france.
for almost a decade we have trusted the justice system to make its ruling the court of appeals ruled that the fire rapists were justified given the success they enjoy with women moreover they stated verbal and writing that the firefighters should be exonerated quote given the rampant sexual interest shown and. campaigners hope that the decision reached this court with lou to an age of sexual consent being in trying in french law calls for a minimum age of consent have been cruising in recent years and in january the senate but a bill to make the age of consent 13 but child protection associations say that that is insufficient charlotte even ski r.t. paris. a bestselling author has accused the social media giant of a censoring ads for her book criticizing feminism professor gary gross so her work
challenges modern assumptions of what it means to be a woman and a book describes the notion of radical toxic femininity which the author says is imposed by society and actually makes women unhappy grest told r.t. that current ideology destroys the links that hold families together. the biggest con the anti mary exposed and it really came about when i started. looking at elite women in the culture and i notice that the values that they had were diametrically opposed friendly analogies that we see in the embodiment of the blasted virgin mary and many different ways that she has helped to build that culture and transform cultures throughout the centuries and the idealist and just expose and and show how much how far we have gone away from these values and they are they really are some major problems here that we need to address because women are happy this is you know fundamentally if you look at the numbers you look at suicide rates depression levels and substance abuse and s.t.d.
and divorce all of these things point to some incredibly unhappy women and this is just something i think we've gotten used to but the numbers certainly tell a story that feminism is not doing what it is we're told it's supposed to be doing which is make us happy. for the book have been banned on instagram and facebook which said that they do not comply with commerce policies and violate rules on selling adult products but gross says big tech has even blocked users posts promoting the title although amazon blamed glitches for the removal of links to buy her work. and light of the content you know compared to a lot of the content in facebook and instagram sal it was really surprising characterization of the book because it's certainly not i mean it's adulterated but it's not i think within the category of what they would call adult content such as pornography and other illicit materials and there was some glitches on amazon and with my book but i think
a pattern as rick is emerging as well there are some other books from my publisher that have banned but been banned both for sale one of them a stations across for children off of amazon he said it was to my land and then other books that have been banner ads have been banned on facebook i think that by silencing means silencing this book they're trying to help they're trying to prevent people from actually seeing what's going on in the culture in the way that they're trying to promote these these idiology across the board in the culture in the country you know i've been really encouraged by and then the support that i've had for my book people went out and bought and drove and that was just amazing to see but i think people are really ready for to be free of this and i think that you know the people that have resources whether it's ideas or arms money or infrastructure we really need to start finding new ways to to build things that can compete with big tech because that we just keep pouring ourselves into it and not offering enough in the competition to really balance and out and keep them keep
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hello and welcome to cross talk we're all things are considered i'm peter lee bell internet censorship is happening at an accelerated pace conservatives and progressives are being to monetized and the platforms more up more times than not the censorship is never really explained we are left to assume when the phrase community standards is invoked we somehow are threatening power but that's what dissent is all about. discussing internet censorship i'm joined by my guest in los angeles jim ever since she's the host of the kim iverson show we also have graham bell when he was a regular on the jimmy door show as well as host of the political vigilante on you tube and in baltimore we have wayne you break he is host of the award winning podcast all right crossed up meals in fact that means you can jump in anytime you
want and i always appreciate it ok let's go to him 1st in los angeles on this very early morning for her kim what is off the riots and unauthorized speech in our environment here because there is a we have a progressive and we have a conservative on this panel and both of us are getting screwed by you too ok so what is authorized an unauthorized according to the powers that be. well we can only guess and my guess would be that the authorized speech is just whatever fits the establishment's narrative at this point that's what it seems to be i mean people who are being harmed and censored are the ones that are speaking out maybe critical of the government i mean i don't know what kind of world we're living in right now but this is not the america i was led to believe would be the america of my adulthood that's for sure wayne same question to you i mean because you know we never know we don't we're never know when you step over the line that is in vogue community standards and you know and how people feel and how people feel.