Schiff Claims Trump's Lawyers 'Do Not Contest' The Facts In The Impeachment Trial
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said in a press conference that President Trump's lawyers "do not contest" the facts laid out in their case for impeachment.
At a rally in Columbia, SC, Sen. Bernie Sanders warned a crowd of the billionaire class' influence on government and politics. He added that "all of the money in the world is not going to be able to stop us." Informal comments to the media by H.E. Mr. Iván Duque Márquez, President of the Republic of Colombia on the Situation in the Country.
After meeting with Secretary-General António Guterres, the President of Colombia, Iván Duque, today (9 Mar) told reporters that Colombia and the United Nations have finalized negotiations on a framework working agreement for the period 2020 - 2023, based on "three
central axes; peace with legality, attention to migrant populations, and the implementation in our country of the Sustainable Development Goals."
On the issue of Venezuelan migrants in Colombia, Duque said, "the amount of international cooperation to attend migrants in other crises, has an approximate amount of more than 3,000 dollars per migrant. In the case of Latin America, the deployment of resources to attend the crisis does not even match 200 dollars per migrant. So, most of the burden has been taken by the countries, obviously including Colombia, that has now 1.7 million Venezuelan brothers and sisters in our territory."
He said Colombia is implementing a comprehensive policy "based on fraternity but also on a rigorous procedure to evaluate the access to Colombia and to provide as much help as possible considering our financial and fiscal state."
On combatting drug trafficking and illegal crops, he said, "we contemplate using every tool. What are those tools? Manual eradication, voluntary eradication, formalizing crop substitutions, which is being implemented. Also, alternative development. We will also draw contracts on environmental protection in many parts of our territory, and wherever it is necessary, precision spraying following the directives and protocols established by the constitutional court."
Asked about the government's relationship with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human rights (OHCHR), Duque said, "we made specific comments about certain aspects" of OHCHR's report, "voicing perhaps our protestations. But I believe that there's always been a proactive sense of analysing those comments."
On the killings of social leaders in Colombia, he said, "we have to bring that situation to zero. That would be an ideal world. But we are working on that front. And I want to say that the majority of threats and killings of social leaders, come from those organized armed groups that keep on nurturing themselves on drug trafficking and the illegal extraction of minerals, two criminal phenomena that we are attacking from the government. And I said it last year in my speech to the nation's congress in our report to the Colombian people in our first year in government, with coca there is no peace." Informal comments to the media by Vadym Prystaiko, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine, on the situation in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. It's been one hundred years since the 19th Amendment was passed giving women the right to vote in the United States. To commemorate the centennial, the New-York Historical Society has launched a special exhibit called Women March. It explores women's collective action before and after the suffrage victory all the way into the 21st century. VOA's Penelope Poulou visited the exhibit and spoke with the curators.
TO HANG OUT WITH US FOR A LITTLE BIT WHILE WE LISTEN TO CHAIRMAN BIT WHILE WE LISTEN TO CHAIRMAN SCHIFF. SCHIFF. >> IS THEY DON’T CONTEST THE >> IS THEY DON’T CONTEST THE BASIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE BASIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE SCHEME. SCHEME. THEY DO NOT CONTEST THAT THE THEY DO NOT CONTEST THAT THE PRESIDENT SOLICITED A FOREIGN PRESIDENT SOLICITED A FOREIGN NATION TO INTERFERE IN OUR NATION TO INTERFERE IN OUR ELECTION, TO HELP HIM CHEAT. ELECTION, TO HELP HIM CHEAT. I THINK THEY ACKNOWLEDGE, BY NOT I THINK THEY ACKNOWLEDGE, BY NOT EVEN CONTESTING THIS, THAT THE EVEN CONTESTING THIS, THAT THE FACTS ARE OVERWHELMING. FACTS ARE OVERWHELMING. THE PRESIDENT, INVITED UKRAINE THE PRESIDENT, INVITED UKRAINE TO GET INVOLVED IN OUR ELECTION TO GET INVOLVED IN OUR ELECTION TO HELP HIM CHEAT AGAINST JOE TO HELP HIM CHEAT AGAINST JOE BIDEN. BIDEN. THAT IS UNCONTESTED. THAT IS UNCONTESTED. UNCONTESTED IN OUR PRESENTATION, UNCONTESTED IN OUR PRESENTATION, AND UNCONTESTED IN THEIRS. AND UNCONTESTED IN THEIRS. WHAT THEY DO ARGUE IS THE WHAT THEY DO ARGUE IS THE FOLLOWING. FOLLOWING. FIRST THEY ARGUE THAT THE JULY FIRST THEY ARGUE THAT THE JULY 25th TRANSCRIPT DOESN’T SHOW THE 25th TRANSCRIPT DOESN’T SHOW THE TWO LEADERS MAKING AN EXPLICIT TWO LEADERS MAKING AN EXPLICIT REFERENCE TO A CORRUPT THIS FOR REFERENCE TO A CORRUPT THIS FOR THAT, QUID PRO QUO, OR BRIBERY THAT, QUID PRO QUO, OR BRIBERY SCHEME. SCHEME. AS IF YOU WOULD EXPECT THE TWO AS IF YOU WOULD EXPECT THE TWO LEADERS ON THE PHONE TO SAY, LEADERS ON THE PHONE TO SAY, OKAY, THIS IS HOW THE BRIBERY IS OKAY, THIS IS HOW THE BRIBERY IS GOING TO WORK. GOING TO WORK. THIS IS HOW THE SHAKEDOWN IS THIS IS HOW THE SHAKEDOWN IS GOING TO WORK. GOING TO WORK. YOU’RE NOT GOING TO GET THIS YOU’RE NOT GOING TO GET THIS UNLESS I GET THAT. UNLESS I GET THAT. AND, OF COURSE, THAT’S NOT WHAT AND, OF COURSE, THAT’S NOT WHAT YOU GENERALLY SEE IN A SHAKEDOWN YOU GENERALLY SEE IN A SHAKEDOWN SCHEME EVEN IF IT WERE DONE BY SCHEME EVEN IF IT WERE DONE BY ORGANIZED CRIME. ORGANIZED CRIME. BUT WHAT YOU DO SEE IS THE BUT WHAT YOU DO SEE IS THE FOLLOWING. FOLLOWING. THEY MAKE THE ARGUMENT THERE’S THEY MAKE THE ARGUMENT THERE’S NO MENTION OF SECURITY NO MENTION OF SECURITY ASSISTANCE OR MILITARY SUPPORT ASSISTANCE OR MILITARY SUPPORT DURING THIS CALL. DURING THIS CALL. BUT, OF COURSE, ONE OF THE FIRST BUT, OF COURSE, ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THAT ZELENSKY BRINGS UP THINGS THAT ZELENSKY BRINGS UP ON THAT CALL IS HOW GRATEFUL ON THAT CALL IS HOW GRATEFUL THEY ARE FOR THE MILITARY THEY ARE FOR THE MILITARY DEFENSE SUPPORT AND HOW THEY ARE DEFENSE SUPPORT AND HOW THEY ARE READY TO BUY MORE JAVELINS. READY TO BUY MORE JAVELINS. NOW THE PRESIDENT’S TEAM NOW THE PRESIDENT’S TEAM ACKNOWLEDGES JUST HOW IMPORTANT ACKNOWLEDGES JUST HOW IMPORTANT THOSE JAVELINS ARE, WHAT A GREAT THOSE JAVELINS ARE, WHAT A GREAT WEAPON THOSE JAVELINS ARE WEAPON THOSE JAVELINS ARE AGAINST TANKS. AGAINST TANKS. BUT WHAT THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO BUT WHAT THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO PAY ATTENTION TO IS IMMEDIATELY, PAY ATTENTION TO IS IMMEDIATELY, AS IN THE VERY NEXT SENTENCE, AS IN THE VERY NEXT SENTENCE, IMMEDIATELY AFTER PRESIDENT IMMEDIATELY AFTER PRESIDENT ZELENSKY BRINGS UP THIS DESIRE ZELENSKY BRINGS UP THIS DESIRE TO GET WHAT THE PRESIDENT’S TEAM TO GET WHAT THE PRESIDENT’S TEAM ACKNOWLEDGES AMONG THE MOST ACKNOWLEDGES AMONG THE MOST IMPORTANT WEAPON THEY GET FROM IMPORTANT WEAPON THEY GET FROM THE UNITED STATES, WHERE DOES THE UNITED STATES, WHERE DOES PRESIDENT TRUMP GO, I WANT YOU PRESIDENT TRUMP GO, I WANT YOU TO DO US A FAVOR, THOUGH. TO DO US A FAVOR, THOUGH. HE GOES RIGHT TO THE FAVOR. HE GOES RIGHT TO THE FAVOR. THEY ARGUE THERE’S NO LINK THEY ARGUE THERE’S NO LINK BETWEEN MILITARY SUPPORT BECAUSE BETWEEN MILITARY SUPPORT BECAUSE HE DIDN’T SAY I’M EXTORTING YOU, HE DIDN’T SAY I’M EXTORTING YOU, BUT INSTEAD MOVED RIGHT TO THE BUT INSTEAD MOVED RIGHT TO THE FAVOR HE WANTED RIGHT AFTER