The News with Rick Sanchez - January 17, 2019 (20:00 ET)

Trump Nukes Russia Nuke Deal, Putin fires back  

The US intends to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, a key arms control agreement struck with the Soviet Union in 1987. US officials allege that Russia is already in breach of the treaty. Rick Sanchez points out that hawks in Washington are scoring a long-sought policy goal with the withdrawal from the INF treaty. 

Missile Defense Shield in Alaska Explained 

Former naval intelligence officer John Jordan joins Rick Sanchez to weigh in on the imminent US withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty and to parse the details of US officials’ claim that Russia had already breached it, claims which are difficult to prove and which lack any kind of “smoking gun.” He also discusses the stationing of Ground Based Interceptors in Alaska to shield American cities from ballistic attacks and points out that their effectiveness would be limited during an actual strike on the US.  

What Cops Can & Can’t do with your Cellphone 

A California judge has ruled it illegal for police to force citizens to use their fingerprint or face-ID to unlock their phones, citing the 5th Amendment. RT America’s Rachel Blevins joins Rick Sanchez to discuss the details.