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A wealthy area of California
is swamped in dangerous mudslides.
At least 15 people have been killed
in the hills around Santa Barbara.
Rescue workers use helicopters
to pull people to safety in an area
that is home to some of America's
most famous media stars.
The great Republican exodus.
Another top conservative lawmaker
says he's calling it quits
amid signs the party is struggling.
Also on the programme...
Thousands of tourists remain
stranded at popular European ski
resorts after heavy snow
in the Alps.
Dumped by Trump -
banished by Breitbart -
what's next for the former
presidential advisor Steve Bannon?
Get in touch with us using
the hashtag #BeyondOneHundredDays.
Hello and welcome -
I'm Katty Kay in Washington
and Christian Fraser is in London.
At least 15 people have been killed
in southern California by flash
floods and mudslides.
Huge boulders rolled down hillsides
crushing cars and smashing
into homes after the first rain
for several months in
Santa Barbara county.
Around 50 kilometres of the main
coastal road have been closed
and rescuers are trying to reach
a group of 300 people thought to be
trapped in one neighbourhood,
east of Santa Barbara,
James Cook reports.
On California's Pacific coast,
ordeal by the elements continues.
First, they endured the largest fire
in the state's history.
Next came torrential
rain, more intense
than anyone here could remember.
Then, within minutes, destruction,
caused by an unstoppable wall of mud
This 14-year-old survived.
Even she does not know how.
Firefighters using rescue dogs
heard her screams and worked for
hours to pull her from
the wreckage of her home.
Her family's fate is unknown.
Everyone here, it seems,
has their own incredible story of a
struggle to survive.
Once the boulders and
trees came through our
house we climbed up onto the roof
and waited till the creek went down
a bit and then we climbed off
the roof and got to our neighbour's.
We just got pulled out
of there by the firefighters.
Police are now rescuing neighbours.
We heard a little baby crying.
We dug down and found a little baby.
Don't know where it came from,
Don't know where it came from, we
got the out. All the more our
abysmal. I hope it's OK, they too
could write to the hospital but it
was just a baby, four feet down in
the mud, in nowhere. I'm glad we got
A mother and her newborn baby
are winched to safety.
The little girl makes it
onto the roof of her
is saved as well.
Terrifying moments but
they are the lucky ones.
How do you describe it?
It is devastating.
The fire created a situation where
the dirt was able to wash down.
Had we still had all the vegetation
on the hills it would not have been
as much of an issue.
Why did it happen?
The downpour soaked
an area which had been
affected with wildfires.
The earth was baked,
leaving it slick and hard.
The water had nowhere
but down, fast, into
the town of
Montecito with deadly,
This is one of the most
communities in the United
home to stars including
actor Rob Lowe and TV
presenter Ellan DeGeneres.
Oprah Winfrey posted this
video from her garden.
See how deep the mud is.
The destruction was not
confined to the coast.
Further inland, in Burbank,
a suburb of Los
Angeles, the cameras
another mudslide in action.
The mud roared down here
with terrifying speed,
sweeping everything in its path.
Firefighters will not let us go
up that any further.
They say the situation could change
in the blink
of an eye.
As you can see, this
is how dangerous it is.
The Pacific coast was hardest hit.
The financial cost will be immense.
The human toll, even higher.
James Cook, BBC News, Montecito.
A rough month for them. First the
fires than this, no warning. Let's
move on to politics.
Already this week two top
Republicans have announced
they won't run for office again -
it's part of an exodus which is very
worrying to Republican leaders
as they try to hang on to power
in this year's mid term elections.
Today, long term congressman
Darrell Issa said he's quitting -
yesterday it was Ed Royce,
the powerful chairman of the House
Foreign Affairs Committee.
And here's the real
problem for Republicans -
both those men come from districts
in California than Democrats have
a pretty good chance of winning.
So far 31 Republicans have said
they don't want to run again -
while only 15 Democrats are leaving.
Is it Washington's toxic politics,
is it Trump or is it the fear
of being back in the minority?
One of those joining the republican
exodus is congressman Charlie Dent.
He was first elected
to the House in 2004 -
and more recently has been critical
of his own party under
He joins us now from Capitol Hill.
You are from Pennsylvania, it is a
swing state, are you worried that if
you leave, if congressmen from the
Republican Party leave, you are
opening up the opportunity for
Democrats to sweep the house in the
Well, clearly any time
incumbent members decided not to run
again from I will say swing
districts or marginal districts that
makes them more vulnerable. You just
mentioned two who are not running
again, even if you forget about the
time and for a moment, history
states that the party of the
president will usually experience
losses in the mid-term, this year is
no different. This midterm election
will largely be a referendum on
Donald Trump and his conduct in
office, that's a fact. We will have
to deal with it. The only question
is what type of a win will we be
facing in the mid-term? A hurricane
force win or something more than
that. I tell my colleagues they
better prepare for the worst and
hope for the best.
As you sit down
with your family and colleagues made
the decision not to run again, was
Donald Trump a factor?
A factor, but
not necessarily the factor in my
decision. I have been elected to
office now offer 28 years, I have
been voted 13 times, I am not going
to spoil a perfect record. I did not
have any serious threat from the
left or a credible threat from the
rights of way was not worried
election but I did think I'm young
enough and healthy enough I can do
something else with my life. There
has been a paralysis here caused by
the polarisation, just trying to
accomplish the most basic
fundamental tasks of governing, from
giving the government funded to not
defaulting on our obligations,
providing hurricane relief, budget
agreements, these issues have become
enormously difficult to pass. I have
to say there is a frustration, for
me, in that regard because the one
committee that actually has to do
something every year, keep the
government running, I'm on that.
saw with an example of
bipartisanship yesterday, with
Democrats and Republicans are
sitting around the table with Donald
Trump but the president lamented
these days the two parties can't get
along, they can't cut deals like
these two in the good old days. Why
We have a lot of people who
come from very safe districts. Their
political safety is to the base or
in sometimes to the French that they
feel that's where their political
safety is, there's not a political
reward is the consensus and find
agreements and ultimately heaven
forbid a compromise, there is no
political reward therefore a lot of
these folks. I represented a strict
and is more a marginal swing
district can go either way, in
districts like mine is easier to
support consensus agreements, but
for a lot of members there is no
reward for that. They get accused of
being surrender rose and sell-outs.
How much of this is the battle that
has been in the party for the soul
of the party, between the moderate
wing and the alt-right? Represented
by Steve Bannon.
Well, before Donald
Trump we used to have a litmus test,
a purity test in the Republican
Party, who was pure enough? We used
to have these self designated
chiefs, the purity police who would
judge you. I was always considered
part of the pragmatic wing, so we
had a battle between the purists and
pragmatists. Then along comes Donald
Trump who is not ideological
doctrinaire, he's not a purist, said
other litmus test has become loyalty
to the president. That is really
confounding to all those previous
chiefs of the purity police. We are
in an odd spot now, where we have
this new dynamic that is frankly a
bit puzzling to me. It's a bit
Charlie dance, thank
you for joining us. Good luck in
your future endeavours. It's
fascinating. Republicans control
three branches of government yet
listening to Charlie there, he joked
about purists versus pragmatists,
then you put Donald Trump on top,
you sense there is a malaise that
are set in within the GOP.
is worried about these mid-term
elections, they are worried that
these Republican congressman who
have decided not to run again, it's
not just about members of the house
who feel nervous about the future,
it's also about voters, and those
congressmen, people like Charlie
Dent actually reflect a malaise
among voters in the country. If
those people do not turn up in the
mid-term elections then as the
congressman was suggesting, the
party could be in foray hurricane,
November. If you are a moderate in
this country and you would like more
cooperation between Republicans and
Democrats then exactly the kind of
person you would want to have an
office is somebody like Congressman
Charlie Dent, and losing him suggest
the country will become more extreme
and a lot less so. He is one of
those rare centrists at the moment.
-- not less so.
A top Democrat has gone rogue
on the Russia investigation.
Dianne Feinstein, the senior
Democrat on the Senate
has shocked Republicans
by unilaterally making a key piece
of testimony public.
Ms Feinstein put the full transcript
of the committee's interview
with the head of Fusion
GPS on her website.
Fusion GPS is the firm that
commissioned the now infamous
dossier by former UK intelligence
officer Christopher Steele that
alleges collusion between the Trump
campaign and Moscow.
The co-founder of Fusion GPS
is Glenn Simpson who was interviewed
for several hours by the Senate
committee last year.
In the transcript Mr Simpson says
Mr Steele was concerned that
Donald Trump could be
blackmailed by Russia.
Joining me is our North America
reporter Anthony Zurcher.
And before we start Anthony I want
to ready you this tweet
from the president this morning.
"The fact that Sneaky Dianne
Feinstein, who has on numerous
occasions stated that collusion
between Trump/Russia has not been
found, would release testimony
in such an underhanded and possibly
illegal way, totally without
authorization, is a disgrace.
Must have tough Primary!"
That's a reference to her running
again. The president clearly not
happy. I imagine Dianne Feinstein's
Republican colleagues also not happy
about this decision, to go out with
And Dianne Feinstein
was one of the people at that
meeting that Christian mentioned
yesterday, an immigration where they
are all fairly friendly, convivial
then she releases this transcript. I
think they wanted to get the full
record out because leaks had been
coming out from this testimony,
characterised to undermined
Christian steel's dossier. Last week
we saw the committee chair
recommends the Justice Department
investigate Christopher Steele for
lying to the FBI, so it seems lines
are being drawn here.
What I wonder
is where this leaves the state of
those Congressional enquiries on to
the issue of collusion between
Russia and possibly the Trump
campaign. You have very different
investigations going on on two of
those now you have Democrats and
Republicans totally at odds and I
can't believe those investigations
are actually functioning. That is
one Senate committee that is
actually managing to work. The house
intelligence committee totally
deadlocked, the Senate intelligence
committee shows signs of the
Republican, the only one that is
functioning. Neymar Donald Trump
talking about our Republicans had to
take control on this.
We have him
shouting out to the public that
Republicans need to clamp down on
the investigation, and do away with
Senator Chris Coombes saying
yesterday there are at an impasse on
this particular committee and can't
see eye to eye. What you see in the
first quarter of this dossier is
that Republicans are tilting
towards, how did you come up with
this information, do you work for
the Russians? Rather than what did
you find out, it's quite insightful.
The thing that strikes me, Anthony,
is just how easy it was, seemingly,
for Glenn Simpson to find out about
Trump's connections to the Mafia.
Let's look at an extract from the
dossier. He says in the book first
weekend I started boning up on
Donald Trump I was able to find
connections to Italian organised
crime and later to a Russian
organised crime figure.
We sort of
saw an explanation for opposition
research, when the first thing he
did was order a bunch of books on
Donald Trump, there's been a lot of
investigation into his business
record that is out there. When
Christopher steel went to Russia, he
started contacting his people there.
He said there were very cooperative,
very open about their dealings with
Donald Trump. You must remember the
context, back in mid-2016, before
Russian ties became a hot button
political issue, they seemed more
willing to talk according to
Simpson, later on, that was when his
sources started to climb up because
they started to feel the heat.
you very much for joining us.
Interesting also that as you pointed
out earlier, Steel is saying them,
Simpson is saying the FBI was
investigating this anyway.
really anger the Democrats. Maybe
that is why they find Sun has
released this. What they are saying
if this was not the dossier which
led to special counsel
investigation. The FBI were already
investigating the Russian links as
far back as June 20 16. Harry Reid
who was leading the Democrats in the
Senate at the time wrote to James
Comey and asked if he was
investigating Donald Trump, the New
York Times said there was not, now
we find out the FBI were
investigating Donald Trump as far
back as June without the dossier and
so the question is, why do they talk
about Clinton's investigation, into
the e-mails, and you did not talk
about Donald Trump?
As you say, that
will not endear them to the
Most people dream of lots of snow
when they go skiing -
but not this much.
Thousands of tourists are stranded
after heavy snow in the Alps cut
off towns and villages
France and Italy.
Visitors were even being airlifted
out of one of the most
popular Swiss ski resorts,
The avalanche risk in the area
is the highest it's been
for almost ten years.
Tom Burridge reports.
This is the only way out
of Zermatt this morning.
The luggage of tourists
stuck here airlifted out.
Heavy snow has closed all the roads.
So those who can catch this shuttle
service to a nearby town.
Waiting on that helipad this
lunchtime, Rebecca Smith.
These are people waiting
for the next helicopter out.
We spoke as she began
the first leg of a long
journey back to Manchester.
A lot of people will
say you are stuck in
you can go skiing but
that is not the case,
you are stuck in a hotel room
because of the risk of avalanche.
So this morning,
helicopters were also busy
Blowing huge quantities
of snow off the
mountains, which has
fallen in recent days.
In remote areas, one metre of snow
fell in just 24 hours.
And although conditions in Zermatt
have improved this morning, the risk
of avalanche in the
area remains high.
A Swiss company captured this
avalanche just outside the town
The deadly force abundantly clear.
And this was the scene after
a recent avalanche in a French town.
Further south in the resort
of Tignes, cafes hidden by the snow.
It was here that John Bromell from
Lincolnshire was snowboarding in
poor weather on Sunday.
In Zermatt, the operation to get
tourists out on helicopters
Looking forward to getting
back down the mountain.
We live in Australia
and we will miss
the flight from Zurich
so we're happy to leave now.
Heavy snow this winter has
made many peoples skiing
holidays but with some slopes
here now closed, too much is causing
problems and treacherous conditions.
Steve Bannon's inflated
sense of self importance
couldn't save his job -
either at the White House
or at Breitbart news.
He was ousted yesterday as head
of the conservative website.
It was spectacular fall from grace
for the man who styled
himself as the architect
of Donald Trump's
Mr Bannon's statements in the book
Fire And Fury were the last straw.
The influential funders of Breitbart
pulled their support.
Now the question is what happens to
the populist movement he championed?
Joshua Green chronicled
the relationship between Bannon
and Trump in his book
The Devil's Bargain
and he joins us now.
Thanks for coming in. What was Steve
Bannon thinking? Did he really think
you could get away with saying to a
reporter the kinds of things you
said about Donald Trump and his
family and keep his bosses support?
He did, because Bannon really
believe that Trump's and action was
the culmination of a set of forces
that existed independent of Trump.
-- Trump's election. He thought he
and not Trump was the true channel
of those forces, that recognised
himself in a movement where he was
the intellectual architect. We have
now learned to buy civilly that
voters support Trump and not Bannon
and he hears, fallen all the way
from the pinnacle of power.
the two men and having reported on
both of them as you have, what do
you think it was specifically the
Donald Trump that was really the
For Trump, I think it
was a man taking credit for his
success. There have been news
reports to the effect that Trump was
upset about what Bannon had said
about his family, about these
potentially treasonous Russian
meetings, that was Bannon's quote,
but I think what it really was was
Trump for Bannon was taking
something away from his presidential
victory by claiming credit for it
and it is something Donald Trump
simply will not abide.
back a while. We have seated on the
Saturday Night Live sketches where
Steve Bannon was the real president
and Trump was made to sit at the
tiny table. What happens now to
Steve Bannon? Is that it?
Bannon would like to remain relevant
and politics going forward, he still
believes he is an influential
figure, but without the platform of
Breitbart news and a serious radio
show, both of which he has lost,
it's not clear what the venue for
him to get his message out would be.
They put out a string of
administration and thistles on
Sunday saying this as a whole load
of trash, Fire And Fury, but if you
annihilate Steve Bannon, bury him in
the way you have, don't you tacitly
acknowledge that what he said is
It's difficult to come out and
call the book fake news, as
President Trump has, and then go out
and attacked one of the main sources
of that book. I know from my own
reporting with Bannon and other
senior officials that the port
represented it Michael Wolff's book
is essentially the correct one, that
Trump is a unfocused president, and
the Wesselingh is really in chaos
most of the time. I think the
problem for Bannon is that Trump
went to people and said listen, it's
time for you to choose, you are with
me or him. -- the White House is in
chaos. If you are with me, I want to
cut ties with Bannon and bury him
and that's precisely what White
House officials have been doing.
Donald Trump has put a lot of money
in Michael Wolff's pocket but he
clearly does not like the book. He
has been talking about libel laws
If somebody says something
that is totally and knowingly false,
that the person that has been
abused, the famed, liable to have
meaningful recourse. Our current
libel laws are a sham. And a
disgrace, and do not represent
American values or American
fairness, so we are going to take a
strong look at that.
Is this the man
who accused Ted Cruz's father of
being involved in the JFK shooting?
Or said President Obama was not born
in the US? Are we talking about the
We are, we are also
talking about an empty threat.
Donald Trump is not going to sue
Michael Wolff the deformation, and
if you does he will sell another
million bucks for the author. This
is Trump's way of issuing response
to something he does not like, to
try to take control of the news
I bet you slightly wish
Donald Trump had taken on your book
like this. Without not have done a
great thing for you?
He could have
at least threatened a lawsuit,
One of the things that's
interesting, people pointed out
yesterday there was this
extraordinary moment in which had
Steve Bannon being ousted from
Breitbart, the ultimate
nationalists, populist, the guy who
railed against illegal immigration,
who wanted an American first agenda,
on the same day that Donald Trump
sits there with members of both
parties, discusses the possibility
of comprehensive immigration reform,
and announces he is going to Davos.
That place of the global elite. It
has people here scratching their
heads and wondering, is all that
populism that Steve Bannon
represented, the National is, is
that God? Is this going to be the
year of the globalist Donald Trump?
He was the weather vein of the base.
He kept on the straight and narrow
as to what the alt-right thinking.
Is that what John is thinking? I
would not call the base the
alt-right, I think those are
different. But dating the base is
very concerned about things like
immigration. They do not want the
president to row back on that. There
are also supporters of Donald Trump
who would still say Steve Bannon is
very useful for being the base
whisper and being in touch with the
base, and can you really alienate
him totally? Who knows, Steve Bannon
may be back, that's the way this
president tends to work.
This is Beyond 100
Days from the BBC.
Coming up for viewers on the BBC
News Channel and BBC World News -
the 100 women saying NOT US
to the ME TOO campaign -
and the famous French actress
who thinks 'pestering men' aren't
a problem - we'll be asking why.
And translating Trump -
we go to cities around the world
to ask what they think
of the American president -
is he just as divisive
outside of the US?
We'll be finding out.
Quite a quiet spell of weather
across the British Isles for the
next few days but not without its
own problems. First an old weather
front lurches with intent across the
East, producing rain not just in
Ipswich, it has to be said. Further
west, the fog in some spots never
really cleared for the greater part
of the day. Any good news? Yes there
was, an awful lot more sunshine
around in the south and central
parts. Those clear skies by date, no
great problems, clear skies by
night, we may end up with a
widespread fog problem. Some low
cloud lurking close by to East
Anglia, and the south-east from that
weather front, good in its own right
produce hill fog. First up for the
new day on Thursday, fog patches,
some are really quite dense. Could
be a real issue if you are on the
move first thing. Quite a chilly
start I would have thought, a touch
of frost perhaps across parts of
Scotland, and here in south-western
parts we may see that chance of fog.
So too through the western side of
the Pennines, Wales and West
Midlands. Out east, the old weather
front will be speeding in as it
forms an area of low pressure close
by to the south-eastern quarter of
the British Isles, some low cloud
that will produce hill fog and
really one of those days. That cloud
will be thick enough for there to be
bits and pieces of rain and drizzle
on offer throughout the day in East
Anglia and the south-east. The odd
bit MPs in the North York Moors. The
best of the sunshine away to the
western side of Scotland, down
through Wales interview south-west
of England. If fog lingers, it may
well be your figures are well down
into those single figures. Not a
particularly warm start to the new
day on Friday, again that
combination of cloud and fog that
causes us a bit of concern. Friday a
quiet day, first signs of a weather
front trying to work in toward the
British Isles. Even as we get as far
ahead as the weekend, you see it
runs into this area of high pressure
across western Russia, making the
progress of that front very slow
This is Beyond One Hundred Days,
with me Katty Kay in Washington -
Christian Fraser's in London.
Our top stories:
15 people are now known
to have died in a series
of mudslides near Los Angeles -
emergency teams are still
digging into debris.
And in the European Alps,
heavy snow leaves thousands
of tourists stranded -
some needed to be airlifted out.
Coming up in the next half hour:
One of France's best-known actresses
is among a hundred women to sign
an open letter warning
of a new puritanism after recent
sexual harassment scandals.
And a whale of a tale -
the humpback that took
a woman under its fin -
saving her from a tiger shark.
Let us know your thoughts
by using the hashtag
One hundred well-known French women
have signed an open letter
defending the right of men
to flirt with women.
Actress Catherine Deneuve is one
of the signatories who says
the recent campaigns against sexual
harassment are creating
a new wave of puritanism.
The open letter published
in Le Monde, says: "Men have
been punished summarily,
forced out of their jobs
when all they did was
touch someone's knee
or try to steal a kiss."
It went on to say: "Rape is a crime,
but trying to seduce someone,
even persistently or clumsily,
is not - and nor is men being
gentlemanly a chauvinist attack."
We can speak to Sonia Bogdanosky
who's one of the women who signed
the letter in Le Monde.
She is a film editor
and joins us from Paris.
I noticed, I hope you don't mind me
saying, a lot of signatories were of
an older generation, who might be
satisfied with the sexual freedoms
they won in the 60s, but your
critics would say that the battle is
I would say it's not
something about sexual liberty. It
is more... It is some sort of woman
and about the way we can answer to
things that are not crime. We say
rape is a crime, but a lot of things
are not a crime and we are not only
victims. It is not about so much
sexual liberty, but the fact that we
can choose only be seen as victims,
we can answer to this fact has
happened. I have to say that I'm not
a nonperson, I'm not a celebrity,
I'm not Catherine Deneuve. A lot of
young people signed the letter. A
lot of unknown persons signed the
letter. It is not just one
Speaking as a man,
doesn't it come down to context, if
you hold a position of hower power
over a woman you have to be more
careful about how you approach
someone, can it be considered
aggressive or threatening and if it
can, you shouldn't do it. It is the
context isn't it?
It is the context,
but Texn't is not talking about what
happens in work. The work place is
something special where people have
power and the text is more talking
about what happens in the metro, in
the street, between people who have
not power relations. And in the
metro I don't feel I have got more
or less power than the man who will
be annoying me. So yes I'm not a
man, I can't judge as a man. But it
is normal for me.
If you were felt
up in the metro, you would say stop
and be angered by that?
Yes. But I
wouldn't feel necessarily
humiliated, I wouldn't feel I would
be a victim. The first time I was
conscious of that, I wasn't in the
metro, I was young and there was a
guy, he was drunk and he had a
bottle and he put the bottle on his
penis and his put the bottle near
the face of a woman and the woman
slapped the the bottle and said, now
you stop this. If I wouldn't be this
woman I would be totally scared and
shocked and I thought, oh, but can I
be something more than a victim.
don't really understand Sonia what
this let letter is about and if it
is no about the work place and all
the people we have seen they have
been sacked, because it because they
abused their pow ever over a younger
woman. I don't understand why a
25-year-old woman should have to put
up with that. Don't you want a work
environment where a 25-year-old
woman can turn up for work and an
older guy who wants to try a kiss,
she shouldn't have to put up with
I want to work normal with
normal ways of dealing with people.
But if you are to sue somebody, to
denounce somebody if there is a
problem at your work place, it has
to be done in legal ways. That is
what this text is also about. You
can't just consider that a hashtag
should solve the problem.
people who have been fired have been
fired following investigations and
those organisations believed that
the men behaved inappropriately. I
imagine that you would want an
environment in which it is safe for
women to turn up to work and
therefore organisations following an
investigation get rid of those men
who abuse their power.
there is at least one case that I
have known about a man who was
dismissed from his job and there was
not, there was just... The complaint
against him. There was not something
legal and there was, well, it's more
complicated, but that is not for me,
the main point of this text. That is
not the reason I signed this text.
Thank you very much for being with
us. I was reading a letter in the
Times the other week, an article
actually by Giles Coren, he said
that after the hashtag Me Too
campaign he had been writing to a
colleague, something who offered him
work and he didn't know this woman
and wrote back said I would love to
take on the work and then wrote,
kiss, kiss, two crosses and he
stopped before he sent it. He
thought, I don't know is in woman,
why am I sending the two kisses. So
he is changing his behaviour and he
said, is that a good thing, is it
making me think about the way I
approach woman or is the paranoia
that men face.
Perhaps we need an
open and difficult conversation
about this, is it, why should he put
kisses, he wouldn't be giving her
kisses? If it is a purely
do it with your Ed toer.
Always does it make the person who
is on the receiving end of this feel
uncomfortable. I'm 53, it doesn't
happen to me, but when I was in my
20s, routinely older men in
positions of power would hit on he.
It happens to all the women I know.
Why should young women have to be in
that situation. If we have go over
board in one area where men don't
feel they can put XX on an e-mail,
maybe that is no bad thing.
my 40s, they don't hit on me any
more either. Right.
Donald Trump's supporters give
the President a lot of latitude.
But one area they are very wedded
too is clamping down
on illegal immigration.
So when Mr Trump yesterday suggested
he would support giving illegal
immigrants a path to US citizenship
- there were cries of
outrage from his base.
One ardent conservative supporter
tweeted that Mr Trump would lose
a lot of support if he went ahead
with a more liberal
approach to immigration.
The issue is pressing
because the President is trying
to do a deal with Democrats
on children brought here
illegally by their parents -
the programme known as DACA.
Let's speak to Alan Gomez -
an Immigration reporter for USA
Today and joins us from Miami.
You listened to the president's
comments with those democrats and
Republicans yesterday, where does
the president stand on immigration?
That is a good question. If
everything we heard from the meeting
yesterday, he seemed very open to
providing a path to legalisation for
these 800,000 young undocumented
immigrants, referred to as Dreamers,
he said he is open to providing a
path to legalisation for all 12
million undocumented immigrants. But
the president has gone in a few
different directions when talking
about immigration throughout the
campaign he got very hardline and
promised there would be no amnesty
and they would have go back home.
But once he came into office he did
eliminate the programme that
protects those people but urged
congress to pass a solution to give
them a perm Nantes home in the
United States -- permanent home in
the United States and he was open to
a more broad legalisation. He was
leaving the details to congress.
is interesting, I covered the
election as I travelled around,
there were some issues that
supporters of Donald Trump kept
coming back to and immigration is
one. I think that many of Trump's
supporters may accept there has to
be something done about these young
people brought to America by their
parents illegally. I don't think
they would accept a comprehensive
reform to give 12 people here a pass
to citizenship. I don't see that
flying with his base, do you?
think you're assessment is perfect.
These 800,000 young people are a
different group. Even
anti-immigration groups, some of the
groups who have long fought for
anything they describe as amnesty
have said they're different and they
didn't make the decision to come to
the United States and they have been
educated here and assimilated to the
country. A lot don't even speak
Spanish. And they make the argue m
that we will make exception in one
case in exchange for more border
security and more interior
enforcement. But if he talks about a
path to citizen ship for 11
undocumented immigrants, that will
be different and his base would blow
up and say he lied on the campaign
and is going back on one of his
Big thing left
nowhere despite is in 50 minute
round table, whether you do
something on it. Here is the moment
it was suggested they could do DACA
What about a clean
DACA bill with a commitment we go
into a comprehensive immigration
reform like we did back when Kennedy
I think that is what Dick
is saying we will do DACA and then
start on phase two. That would be
would be comprehensive. A loft o'
people would like to see that.
need to be clear. What the Senator
is asking, you have to be security.
I think that what is you said.
think you said something different.
The transcript of that didn't appear
in the official transcript. Here the
tweet that Donald Trump sent out
Are the Republicans going to let him
get away with doing DACA without
putting the sprinkles on the top?
the congress would not go along with
a bill that only allows legalisation
of the dreamers. It is what you get
in return. That is what they will be
negotiating, as we approach the
deadline for DACA ending. At first
the White House put a list of thing
they need, the worder wall and more
agents and an end to chain migration
and the end of the visa lottery and
crackdown on sanctuary cities. And
at the end of the meeting yesterday
after they closed the doors and the
press was kicked out, they did zero
in on a few points, DACA in exchange
or the end of visa lottery. But what
border security means, that is what
we are all going to be looking for
and what will determine whether
Democrats go along and President
Trump ends up signing the bill.
Thank you very much. From a very
sunny Miami. I like you had the two
elder guys explaining to the female
Senator what she was saying!
Donald Trump's first year
in the White House has been followed
closely around the world.
We asked people on the streets
of seven cities around the world
what they made of the President
He is a good leader.
represent ladies or anybody.
He is good at distracting people.
has started straight.
All his deeds
are negative and reflecting bad
images. For the Americans
He is a man of his
I think he is very good.
He backed out of Paris treaty.
policy against Paris agreement one
of worst decisions of the year.
In the start when he was the
president for the United States, he
was talking about to make the peace
in the Middle East.
recognised Jerusalem as our natural
Recognises Jerusalem as the
capital of Israel was his worst
Jews are trying to
get into America and it is more
attitude he has towards foreigners
can be negative in the future.
They voted for him, they get what
they asked for.
Donald Trump one year on, the global
view. This is beyond 100 days.
Still to come - glass
ceilings exist, even
for former prime ministers -
we speak to New Zealand's Helen
Clark about her time at the UN,
and her global fight
against drug abuse.
The trial of the former football
coach Barry Bennell on charges
of child sexual offences has heard
from an alleged victim.
Barry Bennell, who's now known
as Richard Jones, denies 48 charges
of child sexual abuse.
Dan Roan reports.
Back in the 1980s, Barry Bennell
worked with some of the most
promising young footballers
in the north-west of England.
Youth team coach at Crewe Alexandra.
He also had links
with Manchester City.
Liverpool Crown Court was told
the 64-year-old, who now causes of
Richard Jones, exploited
young boys dreams of
order to sexually abuse them.
With Bennell watching
on via video link,
the jury was shown footage of
the first complainant's interview.
He first met him when
he came as a scout for
The alleged victim said
he was abused up to 100 times
along with other boys
by Bennell at his home
and in a shop he owned
He had up to three boys
share a bed with him.
The said none dare
speak out for fear of
The court was shown
a recording of this BBC
programme from November 2016
featuring other alleged victims
which the complainant said left him
in complete meltdown, prompting him
to contact police
for the first time.
Appearing behind a screen in court
he was cross examined by the
defence, and asked if his complaint
was financially motivated.
I am not in it for
the money, he said.
The court was read transcripts from
Bennell's interview with the police.
He said he has had no
sexual contact with him
and remembered thinking
was the one that got away with it
he was not one of my victims.
It is impossible.
The trial continues.
Beyond One Hundred Days -
every 25 minutes here in America,
a baby is born addicted to opioids.
The scale of both use and abuse
of the drugs in the United States
is hard to overstate.
The UK too has an increasingly
urgent problem with drug overdoses
hitting record levels in England
and Wales, last year.
And so it was with the scale
of the global crisis in mind,
that our next guest took
up her new post as Commissioner
with the Global Commission
on Drug Policy.
Helen Clark has also served
as the Prime Minister of New Zealand
and as the head of the UN's
And she joins us in the studio now.
I want to talk about your old job in
development. Development funding is
not very trendy now, there are
governments slashing budgets, what
effect does that have?
It has a big
effect. Particularly on the poor but
stable countries, but not only has
the amount of the development
assistance plateaued give or take,
but much more of it is going into
the crisis end, the people fleeing
conflict and subject to horrific
disaster. The amount that is there
for the poor but stable who need the
hand up is not as good.
conflict around the world at the
moment, I was watching a densely
detailed documentary on the BBC the
House of Saud that talked of the
funding for arms and the amount that
is poured in, millions by the House
of Saud. Imagine if just a fraction
of that had gone to development.
sure, if we could take what was
spent on militaries and put it into
peaceful development, the world
would be a transformed and more
Would it be
transformed in the sense when you
have gulfs between various
countries, between Europe and the
west and Africa, you pay in the long
run, because you get such huge
Yes if you
look at the movement out of sub-Saha
ran Africa, that comes from the
economic problems. These people are
young guys who want to work.
that, Europe and America should
change its attitude to Africa and
get money in there to stop the flow?
Absolutely it is about a Marshall
plan for Africa, that wants
investment and opportunities to
employ its people. With that you
would pretty much curb the flow. As
long as there isn't opportunity,
people will seek it where it is.
That is the history of people. My
forebearers came from this set of
Not very trendy in America
No, let me talk about you
new job as hold of the global
commission on drugs policy, the
United States is in the grip of an
opioid epidemic. You have advocated
decriminalising, but a lot of the
people who get hooked on opioids in
the United States do so legally on
pain killers. What do you do about
I'm one of a range of
commissioners, there is about 25 of
us and lot are former heads of
governments and I'm aware of the
seriousness of the opioid crisis and
it needs a wide range of responses.
It needs substitution therapy as an
option. In the United Kingdom itself
there is a spike in deaths as well
and there needs to be more harm
reduction measures put in place. But
the general position of commission
which I've just joined but has been
going for seven or eight years, that
you need to move to a form of legal
regulation. Because prohibition is a
criminal's dream and raises the
price and puts more people in
Do you think that drug
companies in the United States are
complicit in this opioid crisis the
country is having, because they have
pushed pain killers on to patients?
I understand there has been
incentives to doctors to prescribe
these drugs more than best practice
would suggest. But it is also true
that a large amount of the problem
comes not from those who have
received the legal prescription, but
from the diversion of the drugs
prescribed into other hands. And
there is rather loose regulation I
think in the United States which has
opened up this area of problem.
Thank you very much for joining us.
We are going to have more of this
problem, opioid addiction is huge in
the United States. Communities have
been decimated by these pills.
Something more cheerful.
Now, a remarkable tail
of a woman and a whale.
Marine biologist Nan Hauser
says a humpback whale
protected her from a tiger shark
during a research expedition
in the Cook Islands.
She says the humpback
tucked her under its pectoral fin
to keep her from harm.
Here's Nan now describing
There's a great big
tiger shark over there.
I was in the water and he approached
me and he didn't stop.
And he put me on his head.
I kept trying to get away
but for ten and a half minutes,
he was tucking me under his pectoral
fins and lifting me up out
of the water and just rolling around
with me on his body.
I saw a whale in the distance
that kept tail slapping
but I still never put it together
that there was a shark right there.
Humpbacks are altruistic.
They have this incredible
behaviour where they will
rush into a situation
and save another species.
I'm probably the first human
on record that they've saved.
Um, man, the whale.
I love you too.
I love you too, I do.
I love you.
Isn't that amazing?
I would carry to
save your life.
Would you you? It is
like snail and the whale that I read
to my son. He loves that book. The
sense that he is carrying her to
safety. We like that story a lot.
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