News With Ed -- November 21, 2016
180 DAPL protesters injured in altercations with N. Dakota police
The standoff over the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline continues after a night of clashes left over 180 people injured. Images of some of the gruesome injures people sustained are starting to appear on social media. RT America’s Alexey Yaroshevsky reports from the scene, speaking with a medic called Christina Hollenback. Then, Chris Hedges, host of ‘On Contact’ on RT, who went to Standing Rock to get the story speaks with Kandi Mossett.
Little hope for Snowden pardon: Trump CIA pick wants ‘death penalty’
In the last months of any presidency, pressure ramps up from activists and political groups hoping the chief executive will issue pardons before they leave office. George W. Bush pardoned Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff Scooter Libby while President Clinton pardoned over 140 people in the last hours of his presidency including his younger half-brother and several top Democratic donors. So who will President Obama pardon? On the list of hopefuls is Edward Snowden but the president’s response to a question asking him directly if he would pardon Snowden missed the mark. The president, a constitutional scholar, claimed that he didn’t have the power. Meanwhile, president-elect Donald Trump’s pick for the head of the CIA Mike Pompeo has called for Snowden’s execution. RT America’s Anya Parampil reports. Then, Simone Del Rosario is joined by former CIA analyst Ray McGovern.