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Trump, Russia and the Mueller Report: Is it Really Case Closed?
A two-year investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into possible collusion between U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and the Russian government before the 2016 U.S. presidential election has come to an end. The conclusion, according to a summary submitted to U.S. Congress by Attorney General William Barr, is "no collusion."
But does this completely exonerate Trump? "I've assessed all the evidence to date for a Trump-Russia conspiracy. I've been arguing for two years that it's not there. Mueller apparently felt the same," says journalist Aaron Mate, a contributing writer with The Nation.
But David Cay Johnston, the author of "It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America," wants Trump to release the full report. "Donald Trump has the authority to make every word of this report public ... Why isn't he using his power to do so? That's all we need to know. Unless we see every word of that report, why aren't we seeing it when Donald Trump has the power to release a report that he claims exonerates him," asked Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.
Aaron Mate and David Cay Johnston debate the response to the Mueller report in this week's "Arena" segment of "Upfront."
In this week's "Upfront" Chief Executive of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah talks about peace talks with the Taliban and the challenges facing his government, which controls barely 55 percent of its own districts.
And in the Arena segment, we debate whether the United States's so-called "war on drugs" has been a failure.
A look at the #MeToo campaign, which has been criticised for excluding certain voices, is being received outside of the West. An UpFront special.
The planet is facing a crisis. Temperatures continue to rise, bringing extreme weather, exacerbating food shortages, and leading to the extinction of some species. Scientists have repeatedly warned that the impacts of climate change are becoming irreversible.
What will it take for politicians and the public to tackle climate change and implement policies that bring actual change? And what role does the world economic structure play in perpetuating the crisis?
Upfront challenge Harvard professor Steven Pinker about his belief that poverty and inequality are on the decline, and we debate the state of racism in the UK.
In this week's "Upfront," 2020 Trump campaign adviser Marc Porter talks about the findings of the Mueller report and whether he thinks the U.S. president obstructed justice.
Also, in a special interview, Nobel Peace laureate and Iranian dissident Shirin Ebadi explains why the government in Iran must change, and how she thinks it can be done.
UpFront interviews former war crimes prosecutor Carla del Ponte, who last year quit the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria in protest, saying that justice for Syria’s victims was not possible.
And in the arena, it is discussed whether former ISIL fighters, their wives and children should be allowed back to their home countries.
A documentary about the burning of wood at an industrial scale for energy.KCET Original
Rising tensions in northwest Syria as Turkey condemns a government airstrike that narrowly missed its army convoy.KCET Original
Italy’s prime minister Giuseppe Conte resigns; thousands disembark from a mediterranean rescue ship after 19 days stranded at sea; rebels withdraw from a key town in Syria; a Catholic cardinal appeals his abuse conviction.KCET Original
"earthrise" sets off on a month-long journey around Antarctica to study the effects of climate change on the continent.KCET Original
The West African country of Mali is a birthplace of the blues, yet today, the music and musicians of Mali are in grave danger.KCET Original
Stocks dive as Trump announces higher tariffs on China; pressure builds on Brazilian president to do more to contain fires raging in the Amazon; a rise in rape instills fear in Nigerian refugee camp; and scientists come closer to saving white rhinos.
"Herman's House" is a moving account of the remarkable expression Herman Wallace's struggle found in an unusual project proposed by artist Jackie Sumell.
Two young men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, discover they were accidentally switched at birth.
Sudan’s new prime minister is sworn into a joint military-civilian sovereign council; two die in the first Kashmir gun battle; record number of forest fires sweep through Brazil’s Amazon; German chancellor challenges Britain’s new PM to create new Brexit
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