News with Ed - June 18, 2018
‘80% of the [Yemen] population needs humanitarian aid’ – Chris Hedges
The UN envoy for Yemen held emergency talks in the rebel-controlled capital Sanaa on Saturday over the key aid port of Hodeidah, where a Saudi-led coalition battles Houthi rebel fighters. More than 80 percent of Yemeni imports pass through Hodeidah's docks and the fighting has raised UN concerns of humanitarian catastrophe in a country already teetering on the brink of famine. RT America’s Natasha Sweatte is joined by Pulitzer prize winning journalist and host of ‘On Contact’ Chris Hedges.
Trump-Putin Summit Next?
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have had a phone conversation, in which they discussed the resolution of the Syrian crisis, as well as the situation on the Korean Peninsula. The two diplomats also discussed the bilateral contacts between Moscow and Washington for the near future. RT America’s Natasha Sweatte is joined by former US diplomat Jim Jatras.
FBI agent willing to testify following Comey, Clinton report
FBI Director Christopher Wray and inspector general for the Justice department Michael Horowitz are testifying today in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. At the center of the controversy lies text messages between former FBI agents Peter Struck and Lisa Page. The IG's report said the text's created the appearance of bias in the bureau against the trump campaign. Conservative commentator Steve Malzberg analyzes.