RT America -- March 17, 2015
Rep. Aaron Schock resigns in growing scrutiny over corruption, ethics violations
Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) announced to Politico that he would be leaving his position as a congressman for his state, as further questions and criticism arise over his apparent spending of tax payer and donor money on lavish gifts and trips. RT’s Ameera David takes a look at the jet-setting politician.
UN investigator criticizes US limits on access for Gitmo, federal prisons
The top United Nations investigator on torture, Juan Mendez, has been alleging that Washington is dragging its heels when it comes to granting him access to visits of federal prisons and allowing him to talk with detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Mendez’s biggest criticism has been the US’s solitary confinement policies and whether they are a violation of human rights laws. RT’s Ben Swann speaks with constitutional rights attorney Pardiss Kebriaei about the tensions growing between the State Department and the United Nations.