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thanks for joining us. tony shaffer and eboni williams are among our guests tomorrow.en fox business. >> good evening, i am david asman in for lou dobbs who is on vacation, trump to depart white house en route to new york network after forcefully denouncing deadly clashes in charlottesville, virginia, directly condepth white supremacists and new neo-nazis by name, president's call for nation to come together following a day of meetings. fox news correspondent kevin corke at the white house with our report. reporter: racism is evil. and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs.
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in including the kkk, neo-nazis, krystle campbell peace gardenskrist -- white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything that we hold deer as americans. reporter: president trump today saying that racism, hatred and bigotry have no place in america. >> we must love each other, show affect for each other, and uniting it in condemnation of dig o bigotry, and hatred and violence. reporter: president statement came after he faced criticism for not responding more strongly to saturday a clash that resulted in death of a woman and numerous injuries, criticism that spilled over to monday when ceo of pharma giant merck, kenneth frazier resigned from the president's
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-- i feel a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism, drawing a sharp retort from the president. he will have more time to lower rip off drug prices. frazier's decision follows a weekend that saw president, vice president and even first daughter ivanka tweet about it, in his first statement, president trump deflected to single without white supremacists. >> these groups seem to believe they have a friend in donald trump in the white house, i don't know why they believe that, but they don't see me as a friend, i would urge the president to dissuade these groups, that he is there friend. reporter: a request made of president during the campaign, and ended with this responses. >> i totally disavow the ku
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klux klan, and disavow david duke, i have been doing this for two weeks, you are probably the 18th person that asked me this question. reporter: they call the reaction to the president's initial comment overblown, anding ising i suggesting in some corners, he may never get a fair shake. >> the president's spokesman. >> that is the spokesman. >> that is president's spokesman, you are making too much out of this. reporter: while ceo of merck decides to step away. a couple other big names sticking around on the team, the chairman of ge. jeff immelt, staying with committee for now. david. >> kevin thank you. >> trump administration today stepping up its warnings to
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north korea and kim jong-un. top general dunford said that u.s. stands ready to useful range of military capabilities to protect this country and our allies. reporter: any day now north korea military officials will reportedly submit a plan to kim jong-un about launching ballistic missiles today guam. as american groups conduct joint military exercises in region, u.s. pursues two tracks, pushing for peace, and preparing for war. general dunford traveled to the korean peninsula. meeting with south korea president moon. >> we have capability to to defend the peninsula, and guam and hawaii and the united states, the answer it next. reporter: other trump administration officials are tempers without without
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threatwhite house threats last week of a strong military response to north korea. >> putting all of resources of united states and energies of this president behind to resolve this present confrontation with north korea. peaceably. reporter: a key player remains china, following a u.n. security count resolution, beijing announcing they will cut off key imports from north korea. >> the way we get leverage is where trun trump administration has been trying to g persuade china or push china to tighten economic pressure. reporter: beijing not responding well to look into investigating china for unfair trade practices. >> the issues of korea and trader separate. it is inappropriate.. reporter: officials see no sign of an imminent attack from north korea, the tough
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rhetoric continues. tomorrow is anniversary of day that independent governments were set up in north korea and south korea, following defeat of japan after world war ii. david. >> all right. thank you greg palkot. at home, california first stayed to su state to sue the justice department for plans to with hol withhold fundings with sanctuary cities. fox news senior correspondent adam housely with our report. reporter:ring well legal battle over trump administration can deny grant money has moved beyond city and county lines. >> hard to believe now that federal government would try too jeopardize the crime fighting funds, because it wishes to pressure local governments to do their bidding on federal immigration law.
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reporter: california attorney general becerra said, like cities of san francisco and chicago, his state is filing a lawsuit on when he calls a unconstitutional move by the department of justice, the funds in question are called bern jag grants, and said that jurisdictions would lose them unless they remove course and cooperate with immigration authorities. for california as a whole, $28 million is at stake. >> we rely on those grants for crime fighting. this is a blow on those who wear the badge. to force them to do the work of the federal government when it comes to immigration enforcement. reporter: becerra recented a united front with city of san francisco attorney dennis herrera, who announced city's second lawsuit against the trump administration's
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sanctuary policies, first filed in santa clarra in january. >> we're fighting to protect the constitution and the rule of law. and the fact that it is playing out, in a local and state initiated lawsuit, does not mean that we're trying to trump federal rights. it means we're sticking up for the constitution. reporter: in an e-mail statement to fox news, doj spokesman o'malley wrote, it is disappointing that state leaders would take steps too limit cooperation between local and immigration authorities, that are trying to keep california safe, they are not expecting a official response from doj for a month, and also possibility that other cities and county in california could join in the suit. >> thank you, so. we're coming right back, with much more, stay with us.
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>> president trump strongly condemning this weekend's violent in charlottesville, promising justice will be served. >> to anyone who acted criminally in this weekend's racism violent, you will be held fully accountable. >> we'll discuss the response from trump administration and law enforcement with fox's greg jarrett next. >> iran stepping up its provocation in persian gulf, threatening an aircraft carrier for the second time in a week. we have that story and much more ahead. stay with us. you owned your car
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>> it does meet definition of domestic terrorism, we're pursuing it with the department of justice in every way we can make a case, cu be sure we're will charge and advance investigation to most serious changes thas -- charges that can be brought. david: for more on the response, legal aftermath and more we're joined by fox news defense attorney greg jarrett, talk about police action or inaction. police commissioner thomas talked to the press, trying to defend the actions of police in not getting as involved as a lot of people thought. >> we had a plan to bring them in at the rear of the park. they had agreed to cooperate with the plan. unfortunately, they did not follow the plan.
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they began entering at different locations, we had to quickly alter our plans to help facilitate that process. david: the minute greg, that someone does something that they say they are not going to do in terms of permit to assemble, don't you withdraw that permit and stop the assembly? >> you absolutely do, police have that authority to do so they have breached not only lines and barricades set up, but they breached agreement, which part of permit, you yank the permit. person that i blame here is the federal judge who allowed this protest to take place. in a small urban park, when the city urged the judge to move it to a larger venue, see police could better control the situation. and the city offered affidavits from detectives saying, we believe based on
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our intel, a thousand people will be there, they will be armed. the judge would have none of these warnings calling it purely speculative. david: you are being fair to the police department, they always deserve credit, however, the comments by local residents, and some of the businesses about where the police were, when the rioting started. you folks were watching it on fox news and other cable networks for about an hour before you saw any sign of police, one of the local business owners said to washington post, this is a joke, there was no buffer zone between oposing group -- opposing groups. media saw they were beginning to fight, b business people saw, people were calling in to police, it took an hour to get there. >> there is plenty of legitimate criticism of the police and their failure to properly prepare and plan. david: perhaps mayor and governor terry mcauliffe.
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>> right. but i still come back to the federal judge. u.s. supreme court said, if there is a clear and present danger to public safety, you could prohibit a demonstration or you could regulate it, and restrict it in severe ways. if it was done as city originally wanted it to be done, none of this would have happened. >> the question of what 'cu does freedom of speech turn to a riot, very easy, you could sometime to saturday -- you could spot it saturday, as soon that there was blood on the ground. >> i was surprised that police were unable or unwilling to move in more likely too protecpro 'bebe -- public safety. david: you got information, that sheriff joe arpaio, may get a presidential pardon an. >> yes, i spoke with president trump yesterday.
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and he indicated that he is seriously considering pardoning sheriff joe arpaio. he called him a great american patriot, and felt that he had been treated unfairly by the court system, this man served honorably in law enforcement for decades. and the president and sheriff joe arpaio have always agreed to the problem of illegal immigration, and undocumented workers, the flow of them across the southern borders, sheriff for years tried to staunch the flow, i think that president is somewhat grateful if that regard. but -- in that regard, but he feels he has been treated unfairly. look, nobody should get their knickers in a bunch over this, sheriff joe arpaio of convicted of criminal contempt under very questionable legal circumstances. but it is a misdemeanor, so we're not talking about some serious felony, this say misdemeanor. he probably would not do jail time anyway.
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i spoke with sheriff joe arpaio today, he said, i would never ask the if th president for a pardon, i don't want to cause him any political harm, i would accept it because i am 100% not guilty. david: a lot of americans will be happy about that. >> greg jarrett thank you. >> thank you. david: do you believe that virginia's democratic governor terry mcauliffe and other state and local leaders should be held accountable for their response to charlottesville violence. and follow lou on twitter, and facebook and instagram. on wall street stocks soaring higher, dow gaining 135, s&p posting largest gains since april of 25 points, nasdaq up 84. volume on the big board light, 2.8 billion shares, oil plunging 2.5% today, hitting a
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the nimitz. joining me, john bolton, starting with north korea. some people say, even conservatives, there are mixed messages out of administration on north korea. we have an article in "wall street journal," i know you are not a big fan of, in the piece they have following statement, u.s. has no interest in regime change in north korea. i have an interest in regime change, i would love to see this -- i am in the u.s., don't you? >> and just to be clear, i am a fan of "wall street journal," just not a fan of this op-ed, i was stunned by it. i think really, if that remark that you quoted and others including their willingness to negotiate with north korea, which is guaranteed to produce nothing but giving north korea more time to build up its
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nuclear capability, if that op-ed truly represents position of the administration, i think that game is over, you can count on north korea, as fully pledge nuclear weapon state very quickly. david: before you throw in the towel. we had even more recently some comments by jim mattis, general mattis, when seem to contradict, the tough cop coming on again. we just had audio of that, let's play the sound bite. >> if they fire at united states, it could escalate to war very quickly, yes, that is called war, if they shoot at us, if they do, that it is game on. david: that is called war. that is specific hard talk you like, correct? >> well listen, if they fire at us. then it is game on. and that is a simply a statement of united states acting in self-defense. the problem is that the
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position that secretary of state and defense argued in this op-ed is they will pursue essentially same policies as last 3 administrations, which have failed and brought us to this point. so capability of north korea to fire at u.s., may not be exercised today but in a year or 5 from now, this is ironic. because susan rice, just concluded in her own op set that policies of last 3 administrations have failed and we should step a nuclear north korea -- accept a nuclear north korea, and now our secretaries of state saying we should continue to follow the policies that she said have failed. david: switching to iran, it is connected, a different country, but iran, i think, is teams to be replacing china -- it seems to be replacing china as one of the big trading partner particularly in dangerous hardware with north korea.
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>> iran and north korea have worked together on ballistic missiles for 12 years, and purpose of those missiles to be delivery sep systems for nuclear weapons. the bottom line is whatever capability north korea acquires today tomorrow, the next day, iran will be able to purchase from them, we have conveniently lifted sanctions under obama nuclear deal to tune of perhaps $150 billion, iran has cash through that and oil sales, north korea needs cash. david: quickly on china, we had new sanctions signed by president, will what i do any good? >> i think they will do good on the economic side, i think that sanctions are unlikely to persuade china on the north korea front. david: ambassador john bolton, thank you so muchf. we're coming right back with
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and get to the heart of what matters. david: i'm david asman in more lou dobbs who is on vacation. new reports show the obama administration was warned at early as 2014 that russia was aiming to disrupt americans elections. they had a highly-kem lynn source. they were quick to dismiss that those efforts could have an effect in the united states. judicial watch filed a freedom of information request seeking detailed account of what sensitive or classified
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information comey may have signed out. judicial watch said it was the bureau's responsibility to recover documents from comey to keep the documents private. we are joined by christopher farrell, director of investigation and research for judicial watch. we know for a fact he took out his own notes of his conversations with the president. it could be argue those were the property of the united states government. >> those are not his notes. it's government property. he absconded with federal work product. so let's be clear. those are notes taken or made as part of his official duties as the director of the fbi while drawing a paycheck from the united states treasury. those documents, those records belong to the american people,
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not the former director. dave require. more than just those notes you think he may have taken with him. >> it's the same question we asked concerning hillary clinton and her absconding with government records. there is all sorts of questions regarding his departure from the fbi, what records did he take with him. what did he have access to. what does he continue to have access to. those debriefing and non-disclosure agreements he would have executed at the fbi we would like access to to make those public so people understand who is this guy and what is he doing. and isn't there a rich irony between his investigation of hillary clinton and his own conduct upon being dismissed. david: you mentioned hillary
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clinton and her tendency to take what was government property everything from silverware when her -- her husband was president out of the white house. a famous case went into the national archives and was stuffing information about the clinton administration into his socks and underwear and he was convicted muc -- of a crime. i wonder if there will be a criminal investigation as a result of what you are starting here. >> there should be. mr. comey under oath testified he and scwond those records and deliberately leaked them to cause the appointment of a special counsel. he's in up to his next with respect to legal liability. the notion that he can do as he
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wills without any consequences is terribly naive. david: , i have got to say, and this is not a plug for you guys. i can't think of anybody except for judicial watch in forbessing the handing of the government. the government should be doing this through inspectors general, but they are not. >> we have to sue the director of national intelligence to compel them to conduct a damage assessment of what hillary clinton did. >> this our tax money that should be put to good use. but you mention hillary, and you had a tremendous success last week in forcing the state department to release emails that it had not yet released on hillary's experience when she was secretary of state. how goes that? >> the state department's position was they didn't have to check for huma abedin or cheryl
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mills on the server it's mind boggling. the judge saw how ridiculous that was and ordered the state department to go back and search their emails. this all because of benghazi. bengazi is not going away. david: do you think it's possible you may be able to find an email discussing the stuff that susan rice came out with which we know is not true that this was started not by radicals in the country and terrorists in the country, but by this video. is that what you are looking for? >> we found it. our work-up covered the email that shows hillary clinton emailing her daughter and the egyptian foreign minister saying quote we know it's not a video. that it wasn't sparked by a protest. it was a planned terrorist attack.
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uncovering of that email is the work of judicial watch. david: how soon before you find the other state department emails? >> it will be months. there is a lot of stone wall. the trump administration has adopted essentially the same legal position as the obama administration. there is a lot of foot dragging and double talk and it's discouraging. david: i remember the reagan years and it took a long time before they could get the carter syndrome out of their bloodstream. maybe they are going through that process right now. be sure to vote in tonight's poll. do you believe virginia's democrat governor, terry mcauliffe and other state and local leaders should be held accountable for their response to the charlottesville violence? look at this. roll the video.
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david: president trump swiping at democrats tweeting the obstructist democrats have given us and not fixed some of the worst trade deals in history. i'm changing that fast. lot of things to concern congress. joining me to discuss the fate of the ambitious legislative agenda, ron desantis. he's also a member of the freedom caucus. the president tweeted something it tonight that i think hit the nail on the head. he said made additional remarks on charlottesville and realized the fake news media will never be satisfied. truly bad people. wouldn't the media and democrats
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have blamed the president somehow some wray for charlottesville -- some way no matter what he said saturday? >> i think that's right. it's fair to offer substantive critique of any office holder. there are just some people in the democratic side, media and establishment republicans who don't like the president and they will criticize hip no matter what he does. i thought he did good today. it was a strong statement. it's interesting. you have people like bernie sanders trying to say trump was responsible. he had to take a tweet down. i was on that congressional baseball team when he was shooting at our guys. david: the mother of the gal who was killed by that car careening
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into the crowd. that mother said thank you for those word of comfort and die nownsing those who promote -- denouncing those who promote violence and hatred. the people condemning president trump's remarks today after the mother of the girl who was killed thanked the president for his remarks. there is something indecent about this. >> this is a terrible thing, the neo-nazi ramming into the crowd. it should be treated as a terrorist attack. we all work to repudiate the ideology that fueled it. the left is using this as a cunningle to whack -- as a cudgel to whack at the president. david: a lot of people say the
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republican leadership in the house and senate can't get the job done. >> i think it was a huge mistake for congress to break on a five-week recess. you mentioned a small number of legislative days in september. when you get back five week then you run out of time. i think we should have stayed in washington to do the appropriations bills and the budget and find a way out of obamacare repeal and replace to just quit, leave for five weeks, then come back and say we don't have enough time, that's not what the american people expect us to do and i think it was a huge mistake. david: kevin brady was here and he was optimistic about his own plan. and thank you for getting rid of that border tax. the last thing we need is
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another tax. so you were very successful in that. but he is concerned about the senate after the debacle with healthcare. is there any chants same thing could happen? we get a tack bill passed in the house. goes to the senate and fails? >> i share chairman brady's concerns. i think we'll pass a strong tax reform package for the business side and for the individual side in the house of representatives. i think that will happen. having watched what the senators did with the obamacare it wasn't inthat they failed. but you actually had some of the provisions voted on, the same bill that we put on obama's desk last congress, you had six republican senators who voted for it last congress flipped their vote and voted against it. that's the swamp wing out when
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you see that type of behavior. i can't put a lot of money on the senate doing the right thing. that was a body blow to those of us who wanted to see some progress on these key issues. david: is it time to ditch mitch? >> let the senate do that. we say the democrats are our opponent and the senate is the enemy in the house. let them figure it out. david: do yourself a fave and check out lou's new book, putin's gambit. twitter user, great book. it felt like the was ripped from the headlines. every viewer whose comment is read on the show will receive an autographed copy of the book. president trump con deputing the violence in charlottesville. >> racism is evil and those who
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david: in our online poll we asked do you think it's time for china to stop aiding and abetting north korea. 97% of you said yes. mollie hemingway and ned ryun. good to see you both. ned, i don't like playing the blame game when something happens like what happened in charlottesville, virginia. but the "wall street journal" had a terrific editorial talking about things that led us to what happened in charlottesville. it's called the poison of identity politics. this means allocating political power, contracts, jobs, and now even salaries in the private sector based on the politics of skin color and gender rather than merit or performance.
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a politics fixated on indelible differences will inevitably lead to resentments that extremists can exploit in ugly ways on the right and left. ned >> we should be looking for common ground because at the end of the day we are all americans. what is frustrating me, but i'm not shocked at the total hypocrisy. we should reject white supremacists and the kkk and the alt-right, but we should also be rejecting black lives matter. david: governor mcauliffe did not focus on the violence coming from the left of the political
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spectrum yet he received no criticism whatsoever. what i see is a genuine clash of cultures. the culture of the obama administration with identity politics with this new culture trying to get the obsessions on differences away from us. mollie: there are quite a few similarities between the hard left and the hard right when it comes to identity politics. they approach it slightly differently but they are both based in identity politics which is deeply un-american. they try to legitimize violence against political opponents. they try to silence political opponents. it's not a large percentage of the american population and you should keep that in perspective. this is something to be on guard against on both left and right. we have seen a lot of violent
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protests throughout the country in recent years from anti-fa and this horrible killing of this woman heather heyer *. this is not a good thing to see this continuation of violence. david: there does reach a point when the far right and far right converge. let's face it. nazi means national socialism. it has socia -- socialism. ned: you look at some of the stuff taking place on the right, they embrace some of tha -- this fascist behavior. when you look at how they want to settle their political
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differences. it's not as civilized and enlightened people it's by intimidation and violence and destruction of personal property. they ought to be rejected whether on the right or left. they represent a small percentage. if we want to have a rational dialogue and have a discussion about what we have in common, we have. david: with all the noise coming out on what happened. will the trump agenda be held up, cutting taxes? mollie: it shouldn't be an excuse to hold the agenda up. politics need to work on what they need to do and americans should be coming together. david: we have been coming together on an individual basis all over the country for years and this identity politics takes us in a different direction.
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thanks for joining us. tony shaffer and eboni williams are among our guests tomorrow. kennedy: president trump condemns the people who committed violence in charlottesville, virginia. but will this silence his critics. grab a shovel, it's time to dig in. the tragedy in charlottesville has held the country hostage as we fixate on the hateful actions of some sick neo-nazis, one of whom is charged with murder. just like the nut job who shot stev


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