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>> so gutfeld for mayor and don't forget, come ohhing up, special report. >> we love that show. >> the bear. equal mistreatment for conservatives and liberals from the irs? the fact and the fiction. this is "special report." good evening. i'm brett behr. the tax man is sticking with the story that no one in the irs did anything wrong on purpose in going after conservative and religious groups and no one outside the irs intervened. this as earlier reports about the supposed scrutiny of left leaning organizations turned out to be far less than was billed. chief congressional correspondent mike emmanuel has the latest from capitol hill.
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>> while the acting irs commissioner daniel werfel was on capitol hill to give a progress report on the agency he was scooped by treasury inspector general jay russell george. in a letter to the top democrat on ways and means george acknowledged the word progressives was on a list of terms used by irs screeners but said there is no evidence the groups were mistreated. quote, we found no indication in any of the other materials that progressives was a term used to refer cases for scrutiny for political campaign intervention. ways and means chairman dave camp pounced on the information. >> so far the evidence shows conservatives being systemically targeted by the irs. not just flagged but actually targeted. >> the ranking member sounded aggravated that the inspector general had not revealed this sooner. >> i hope our colleagues on the republican side of the aisle will join us in condemning the use of the term progressives on the screening list and the failure of the i.g. to be forthcoming with this and other
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congressional committees. >> from his report looking into what went wrong at the irs werfel said he's found no villains. >> fact gathering is on going. we have not found evidence of intentional wrongdoing by anyone at the irs or involvement in these matters by anyone outside of the irs. >> reporter: a number of republicans asked why werfel was in a rush to offer the con clus. >> this report is a sham. i would call it a whitewash but it is too thin and unsubstantial even to meet that description. >> reporter: republican peter roscom ripped the report for excessive redactions, withholding information from the committee. >> to the extent that there is a notion and a concern that there is over redaction, that's something we need -- >> over -- this is junk. this is junk. this has no meaning. >> reporter: after the hearing ways and means democrats sent a letter to camp urging them to have him back to answer questions under noet. they want to know why he didn't
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mention liberal references on the be on the lookout list until now. >> mike, thank you. the number of people lining up to buy existing homes reached its highest level in six years. consumer spending was up in may. the dow surged above the 15,000 mark today. the industrial average gained 114. the s&p was up 10. the nasdaq up 26. another apparent course correction for president obama tonight. he's insisting he will not go out of his way to bring nsa leaker edward snowden back to the u.s. today the president was almost contemptuous of the man who has eluded efforts to bring him home. ed henry is traveling with the president is africa tonight. >> no, i will not scramble jets to get a 29-year-old hacker. >> reporter: ruling out the u.s. of u.s. military assetses
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president obama was dismissive of the chase for snowden. >> i have not called president xi personally or president putin personally. the reason is because, number one, i shouldn't have to. this is something that routinely is dealt with between law enforcement officials in various country. >> reporter: a sharp turn for a president whose team made the case seem anything but routine until three days ago when secretary of state john kerry warned in a cnn interview the consequences of snowden's actions could be grave. >> people may die as a consequence of what this man did. >> reporter: today the president took a different tact -- downplaying the drama by comparing it to a made for tv movie and saying it didn't rise to his level to force the chinese government to turn snowden over when he was hiding in hong kong. and he should not now personally force the russians to deliver snowden from his hideout at the
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moscow airport. >> we have a lot of business we do with china and russia. i'm not going to have one case of a suspect who we are trying to extradite suddenly being elevated to the point where i have to start doing wheeling and dealing and trading. >> reporter: the change in tone comes after critics on the left hammered democratic leaders like nancy pelosi. when she addressed a group last weekend she said snowden is not a hero and was drowned out by boos. >> i understand. >> reporter: the president is said to look weak for not brings the chinese and russians along. >> we are going to make sure we follow the various channels that are well established and the rules that are well established to try to get this done. in the meantime we have other business to do. >> reporter: such as a week-long effort to spotlight africa including a visit to gory island and the door of no return where
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millions of shackled slaves passed through on their way to america. >> it's a powerful moment when i can travel with my family. >> reporter: mr. obama is also focused on the health of former south african president nelson mandela who remains in grave condition in hospital. >> if and when he passes from this place, one thing we will know is his legacy will linger throughout the ages. >> tomorrow the president heads to south africa for three days. aides say he would love to meet with mandela again. they are deferring to the family now. white house oh officials got intel suggesting he was deteriorating but today he stabilized. brett? >> ed henry traveling with the president in senegal. the obama administration has some friendly advice for ek dor to edward snowden. today another example of the kind of information the government doesn't want you to know.
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can't seem to keep it under wraps. here is chief intelligence correspondent catherine harich. >> reporter: publishing one secret document it is alleged president obama allowed the nsa to sweep up regards that showed the internet and e-mail usage of american citizens. this so-le called internet meta data record s i.p. addresses an e-mails which can show a pattern of behavior on the web. after a review a spokesman for the intelligence chief says the program which begin after 9/11 was discontinued in 2011 for operational and resource reasons and has not been restarted. on allegations of odom stick spying the nsa director said the system is secure. >> there are actions that were taken to prevent a future leak. we have taken it off the get-go in terms of protecting our networks. all the things you would expect us to do we are doing, and more. >> reporter: on the list of
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50 -- alexander explained it is actually 42 alleged plots and a dozen case where is individuals provided money or aid to terrorists. >> 50 of 54 cases led to arrest or detention. our allies benefitted, too. >> reporter: with snowden struck in the transit zone of the moscow airport the u.s. state department warned ecuador that granting asylum would not go unpunished. >> what would not be good is them granting mr. snowden asylum. that would create difficulties for our relationship. >> reporter: the state department tried to play down reports that snowden discussions were too informal and moscow wants an official request from washington. snowden left hong kong a week ago. they chastised the chinese. >> they knew he was a wanted fugitive and intentionally let him go. >> the head of the senate
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intelligence committee believes snowden may have 200 documents to release. the deputy national security adviser ben roads said it is nos clear how much information snow dense took. this raise it is question was he using more than one computer log-in because fox news is told an audit of his computer use should show which documents he downloaded. >> news from the boston bombing investigation. >> today a 30-count indictment was used against dzhokhar tsarnaev who is accused of injuring people at the boston marathon finish line april 15. it is alleged he's a home grown terrorist who drew inspiration from al qaeda and its affiliate in yemen downloading bomb making instructions from "inspire" magazine. as for the older brother tamerlan the indictment confirms he was run over by his brother during a stand-off with police in watertown bs contributing to tamerlan's death. the indictment is silent on the
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older brother's six months in russia and whether he was radicalized there and trained in bomb making by a foreign terrorist group. >> thank you. we'll tell you which state demanded a doctor's note to prove a mom is really a woman. that's later in the grapevine. up next, the senate makes a decision on the gang of eight immigration bill.
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the nays are 32. >> the nays are from republicans who argued that immigrants here illegally now will be granted amnesty before the border is secure. all 52 democrats, two independents and 14 republicans joined forces to pass it insisting reforms are past due and the border will be secured. >> we have a right to control who comes in. unlike other countries, we are not afraid of people coming here from other places. >> it's landmark legislation. it will help 11 million people get right with the law. >> amnesty will occur but the enforcement will not occur. the polls for future immigration are not serving the national interest. >> well, over in the house, speaker john boehner reiterated that the house will draft a different bill with tougher border security before opening the path to citizenship. >> we are going to do our own bill through a regular order.
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there will be legislation to reflect the will of the majority and the will of the american people. for any legislation including the conference report, to pass the house, it's going to have to be a bill that has the support of a majority of our members. >> if the house can pass a bill working out differences with the senate version could be tough, particularly given the calendar and competing priorities. congress is off next week for the fourth of july and again for august. come september they have to do immigration reform and it could be set aside because lawmakers have to deal with deadlines to raise the debt ceiling, dealing with the passing of spending bills for the year, avoid a government shut down, the notice of sequester needing to be dealt with. never mind the derailed farm bills and the scandals they will be investigating. >> all right, carl. thank you. one of the key wpss for the prosecution face add tough examination in the george zimmerman murder trial. she was challenged about her
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the news tonight about syria is what the u.s. government is not saying. a senior u.s. official tells fox the cia will take the lead in arming and training syrian rebels. national security correspondent janice griffin is at the pentagon on a new effort to slam on the brakes. >> reporter: as the director of the cia and vice president joe biden arrived on capitol hill for closed door briefings on syria the cia continues preparations to begin arming and training the syrian rebel opposition from bases in turkey and jordan and rand paul joined house democrats today to present a bill that would block military aid until authorized by a joint resolution of congress. >> there already are people training the troops. there is a danger that we get sucked into war. the strongest groups among the
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rebels is the al n ark sasra. they are the sunnis who fought us in iraq snrk john kerry arrived in jordan as there were report it is cia has been moving weapon there is from seb rhett warehouses and plans to arm small groups of syrian rebels in the coming week: the pentagon is not involved in arming the syrian rebels though its planes have been carrying humanitarian aid through turkey. >> do you have a comment on weapons to syria? >> no. i won't comment on syria. >> reporter: the white house plan reminds some of afghanistan in the 1980s when america trained from bases in pakistan giving them stinger missiles to fight the soviets, a decision which blew back ultimately. >> we were arming the mujahadin in afghanistan on the notion that they were the enemies of our enemies and therefore they were our friends. well, guess what? they morphed into al qaeda. they were the people who
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attacked us on 9/11. snrk saudi arabia plans to provide surface to. >> reporter: a-- airman pad whih is came after gadhafi fell. there is concern they could fall into the hands of al qaeda. weapons shipments have been moving from libya to syria over the past year. >> jennifer, thank you. an al qaeda terrorist questioned in connection with last fall's benghazi terror attacks has reportedly been set free. the washington free beacon reports al chalabi was let go due to insufficient evidence. a u.s. official said the u.s. government has evidence of his involvement in the benghazi attack but didn't share it with libyan officials. join me tomorrow at 10:00 p.m. eastern for a special look at where we are in the libya
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investigation. benghazi, the truth behind the smokescreen. a terrorist in the white house. it's a plot line of movies and tv shows. tonight correspondent molly hanburg is here to tell us depending on your definition of a terrorist it happened at the invi tag of administration officials. good evening. >> brett, his name is sheikh ashs bdaya and he's the vice president of a group that supports hamas which some call a terrorist organization dedicated to destroying israel. the head of the group, an egyptian cleric is banned from entering the u.s. ben baya says he went to the white house this month to meet with national security council staff. in part to lobby the obama administration to do more to help syrian rebels. here is a picture of the meeting. you can see him on the left in a white turban. the obama administration tells fox he spoke out against al qaeda in 2010 and said the
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meeting was meant to, quote, discuss a wide range of issues including poverty, global health efforts and his efforts to counter the al qaeda narrative. bin bay yah has been outspoken in an islamic state in place of israel and they voiced supports for u.s. attacks in iraq. one middle east analyst says the obama stras is, quote, naive to engage with him. >> i think the sheikh goes out of his way to sound moderate in english. in arabic, i think he is very much an islamist radical and opposed to u.s. policy, to many of our allies including israel. >> reporter: bin bayyah called for the united nations to crimin criminalize any blasphemy of islam and the prophet muhammed. >> talk about holding your mail. a man gets letters from his
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racial and religious profiling. today we learned he thinks profiling of a different kind -- the kind that targeted conservatives -- is just fine. in fact he says it's a good idea while questioning interim irs chief at hearing today mcdermott took issue with the agency suspending b ork lo or be on the look out list for screening groups applying for tax exempt status. >> the american college of surgeons has just adopted bolo lists before they take somebody into surgery there is a long checklist of things they look at. we think that's the way you organize your thinking. it's clear to me that a be on the lookout list is a good idea. so don't say you're going to throw them away. >> not be on the lookout for wanted terrorists. as you will recall the i are bolo lists included tea party and patriot. the irs a.g. says the lists included words like progressive
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but there is no evidence liberal groups were targeted. on oh monday the son of a world war ii veteran was shocked to receive two letters from his late father. 69 years s to the day after th were written. chris canelis was stationed in itfully 1944 when he wrote the letters to his wife. a stamp collector came across the letters and tacked down chris's 71-year-old son. he said his dad didn't talk much about the war making the letters more special. finally bureaucracy gets in the way of common sense. a suburban atlanta woman was forced to go to great lengths to prove she is a woman. the 37-year-old noticed the mistake on her birth certificate identifying her as a male. when she went to get the typo cleared up she was told to go to the doctor to prove she is, in
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fact, a woman and bring back a notarized letter. apparently having given birth to a son wasn't evidence enough. eventually the local fox affiliate made calls, the change was made without the doctor's note. this is the first day off of the off season for the u.s. supreme court. president obama is praising the court's rulings on same sex marriage but says the justices made a mistake when they threw out parts of the voting rights act. tonight what the judges are trying to accomplish. >> reporter: a small handful of decisions made by the supreme court h could get attention for the potential for wide ranging impact but the fact is most opinions issued by the justices are narrowly tailored, drafted in a way they resolve only the specific dispute before them. >> it's a particular case or oh controversy. the court isn't allowed to give
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advisory opinions. just opining on significant issues of the day. >> reporter: the chief justice has a significant impact on the tone of the court and the current chief, john roberts, is no exception. >> i think he's been trying to create a court that has as much unanimity as possible. >> reporter: and it has an impact on the way opinions are crafted. >> the challenge is to then still have a court that maintains principles and has decisions that convey some real meaning. sometimes the decisions become sonar row it's hard for future courts to apply them. >> reporter: building a majority often requires restraint as well. shortly after oral arguments in a case there is an initial vote taken behind closed doors. then the task of writing various opinions gets under way. often in order to build a coalition, the majority winds up representing only the most limited agreement. >> to the extent we can get to a
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broader agreement it's better. the way is to have a narrower decision. >> there is certainly negotiation that goes on between the justices, trying to get a majority one way or the other. there is often a decision, i think, to come to consensus that might be narrower than the ebs treems on the side of the bench may want. nearly a third of all cases ended in 5-4 votes this term. during the same event last year robertss said, quote, even the 5-4 ones aren't as controversial as you might think. bret? >> a federal court in denver says arts and crafts chain hobby lobby won't have to pay millions in fines while it challenges the obama care contraception mandate. hobby lobby argues businesses should be allowed to seek exceptions to the rule about providing birth control coverage just as religious groups do. texas governor rick perry says democrats and protesters who held up a vote on a new
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abortion bill were hijacking democracy. perry called for a second special session to pass the tough new law. he spoke about it today to the national right to life convention. >> because children deserve the respect of simple recognition before their lives are tragically dut shocut short. the laws we will pass. the laws we will pass in the coming weeks will build on the legacy of life. [ applause ] we will ban abortion after 20 weeks. >> the head of the irs says none of his people did anything wrong on purpose. this as the progressive targeting story falls apart. we'll get reaction when we return. [ male announcer ] erica had a rough day.
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reach conclusions about what it means in terms of an irs failure or irs issue. >> as to the extent there is a notion and a concern that there is overredaction, that's something we need -- >> over? this is junk. this is junk. thises has no meaning. >> that was the progress report by the irs being crumpled up. acting irs commissioner daniel werfel on capitol hill today. he was trumped by a letter from the i.g., the treasury inspector general jay russell george in which he writes, quote, while we have multiple sources of information corroborating the use of tea party and other related criteria we described in the report including employee interviews, e-mails and other documents we found no indication in any of the other materials that progressives was a term used to refer to cases for scrutiny for political campaign intervepgs. our audit found 100% of the tax exempt organizations with tea
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party, patriot or so 9/12 in their names were processed as potential political cases. andrew napolitano joins us. and charles cathammer. what do you think, judge? >> this fellow who runs the irs and we say it at our peril when we rip into the director of the irs. >> watch out, judge. >> it's frustrating for someone like me who was accustomed to presiding over questions and answer and directing them to answer the questions. he didn't shed any light and is stone walling. i don't know how much longer he thinks he can stone wall it. even worse are employees who take the 5th and don't answer questions to employers about how they are doing the work. congress has to get tough. the congress has to put pressure on democrats who will run for
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re-election in districts that were carried by senator mccain and governor romney and force them to distance themselves from this nonsense orchestrated by the administration. >> to hear the way this bolo list, be on the lookout list when it did list progressives as possible be on the lookout. to hear how it was covered in the report across the board was like, this is the end of the story. it's over. this i.g. seems to say none of those groups were targeted. . >> right. for the democrats who want to say this is a cherry picked and partisan investigation and has been all along, that they haven't found a solid connection to the white house, that any late information on the fact of progressive or liberal groups were also -- you know, came under scrutiny. >> they were just listed. >> okay. they were listed. if not remotely the same amount of scrutiny the conservative
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groups, 100% of them came under. it is a way for them to say as congressman levin pointed out today that it calls the investigation into question. that will be basically the headline from the minority side. the problem from werfel is he doesn't stand behind the reports. he apologized for the redactionses pretty much and said we could invest in further analysis and come to other conclusions later. that's not how you present a report to congress. you don't apologize for findings and say it is a stop along the way. >> this come ohs in a week when things about the irs continue to roll out. a number of things related to conservative groups. >> including the waste and other idiocies coming under attention. i think this is stonewalling 101. every tactic in the book is being rolled out. look.
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the irs was caught red-handed scrutinizing, harassing, delaying, clearly one kind of group based on ideology. there is no way to explain it away. what do you do? you have werfel up there who speaks in word salad. he's a master. if up in the e.r. he would be considered psychotic or disturbed. he speaks but there is nothing -- not an ounce of meaning out of it. he's excellent in doing it. he's practiced. then you get to lois lerner who takes the 5th. remember the werfel report is an internal investigation. even the i.g. report which disclosed what's going on was internal. we have heard nothing of the alleged outside investigation, the fbi is doing. apparently that's going on. the last element is to muddy the waters by pretending that the
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liberal groups were also scrutinized. there is a difference between being on a list, being on the look out and being scrutinized, harassed and delayed. that is the essence of the case. there is nothing on the side that would argue against absolutely improper behavior. the idea that we have no idea how it happened, how it originated and that the intent was not a malicious intent is not a credible statement. >> a couple of polls from the recere kre recent fox news poll. it has taken a dip. yes, 35% down from october. july of 2011. up from there a bit. controversy that's weakened your faith in the federal government. you see the irs tops. the nsa barely but all above the 50% mark.
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not surprised, judge. no, no. i'm not surprised. and the testimony today furtherers that impression. the american people respect stupid. they -- the american people aren't stupid. he doesn't want to give the answers his agency forces us to give them though they work for us. this is making things worse for the democrats and worse for the irs. >> where is this going, a.j.? >> i don't know where it's going to go. it will certainly continue because of the way these reports have been -- i mean, when your report is balled up and thrown on the desk there are usually more answers to come up with. this is the problem. for the republicans investigating the irs this was blown off the front pages by the nsa story. it is a problem for democrats to chase down distractions because if president obama doesn't acknowledge what these have done to the public's faith in government it's ultimately -- it hinders his ability to govern
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and he's virtually ignored it. >> he's taken a hit in the polls as well. >> you recall lois lerner, give her immunity and ask her hard questions. >> next up, the president dismisses the idea of breaking a sweat to go after the nsa leaker.
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no, i'm not going to be scrambling jets to get a 29-year-old hacker. i have not called president xi personally or president putin personally. and the reason is because, number one, i shouldn't have to.
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>> people may die as a consequence of what this man did. it is possible the united states will be attacked because terrorists may now know how to protect themselves in some way or another that they didn't know before. >> i want to get and brought back for trial. and i think we need to know exactly what he has. he could have a lot, lot more. it may really put people in jeopardy. >> senator feinstein continuing there, saying the chase is on. today in africa, president obama was pretty dismissive of the chase for edward snowden. we're back with the panel. charles? >> so he doesn't speak to the head of russia and china because he doesn't have to. it's beneath him, you see. the mere sheer radiance of obama ought to be enough to persuade them to turn over snowden, and that apparently hasn't worked yet. i mean, the arrogance, that he's
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of such olympian stature, and then pretends that it's just a 29-year-old hacker, when as you showed earlier in the show the secretary of state said this could cost lives, and the head of the nsa had said it's extremely damaging. i mean, obviously he's trying to save face, but it's making worse. then at the end, he says the other reason i didn't is because i don't want to make this important enough that springing him becomes an issue on which i have to wheel and deal with the russians and the chinese. well, has obama been accused of wheeling and dealing successfully with anyone? how about over the reset, syria, iran, other issues? he says he doesn't want to be over-taxed. he has other stuff to do as he tours africa. >> a.b., he did say i've got to -- i don't want to start wheeling and dealing, trading on a whole host of other issues, simply to get a guy extradited
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so he can face justice. there are a lot of people talking about this guy being a real threat, that he's releasing every day more. >> well, his exact words are a confession that he doesn't have anything to wheel and deal over, that he -- he's admitting defeat, that he's not getting on the phone with them because they have basically given him a diplomatic slap in the face. not a lot of face to save. i don't know why he's talking in public the way he had speak to his wife at the dinner table. it was very unpresidential, flip response by the president, not a routine law enforcement issue. it is obvious, though i do think that the transit area of a moscow airport is indeed a fitting purgatory. >> that it is. >> i think that president obama obviously wants him extradited. that's been made clear by his entire administration. he's trying to pretend that's not the case. >> the moscow airport is not
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exactly that airport with tom hanks where he's caught in the airport forever. >> he's not in a lounge. >> judge, you know, he's edward snowden, apparently still there, does not have a u.s. passport, and the russians are not giving him back to us. >> this is obviously very political. i myself in my prior life signed many extradition orders. you do not strain over whether the middle initial is correct, which what the hong kong authorities stated is the reason they didn't release him from the hong kong. this is the guy the other authority wants, you at least detain him until the middle initial is resolved. both china and russia are happy to embarrass the president, embarrass the united states, and play games here. why is the administration speaking out of both sides of its mouth? why is diane feinstein, chairman of the foreign intelligence
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committee, john kerry, secretary of state, scaring the daylights out of it, and the president makes it sound like it's a bank robber who ran from new jersey to new york and he's knot going to get involved. >> what happens? >> i don't think they want to try him. if they put him on trial, it will be a likely espionage trial the likes we haven't seen since the rosenbergs, because in order to prove their case they have to reveal to the world what they were doing. they want to scare him away, silence him, want him to go away. i don't think they've decided what that is. i think the president was not happy with senator feinstein and secretary of state kerry, or he may not have known about it, before he made flip and unpresidential comments in africa. >> last words, charles. >> even as we speak, the president pretends it's just, as you say, a bank robbery case, they're scooping up every iota of information in his computers. a lot of stuff that we don't even know about now that could be extremely damaging. it is not a routine case. >> and the head of the nsa has
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acknowledged they don't know how much he has. >> and the chinese already have it. >> stay tuned for a final thought from the panel on a big day in the senate. ♪ [ male announcer ] pain not sitting too well? burning to feel better? itching for relief? preparation h offers the most maximum strength solutions for all hemorrhoid symptoms. from the brand doctors recommend most. preparation h. don't stand for hemorrhoids.
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>> bret: no kicker tonight so we could finish with final thoughts from the panel on the passage of the senate immigration bill. today 68-32. they only need 51 to pass it. 14 republicans voted for it today. final thoughts on where immigration goes now. judge? >> i would have been one of the
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32 if i was in the senate. i don't think it passes the house. i don't think it's fair. it's too much of a burden on immigrants and way too costly. the christmas tree ornaments embedded in this in order to win votes are reprehensible, have nothing to do with immigration, and the house will reject that. >> bret: a.b.? >> democrats keep saying we added provisions to secure the border. it's really not that. it's legalization. if you talk to conservatives in the house and senate, that's what they object to. that's not coming out of the bill. i don't know how it passes the house with that. >> bret: charles? >> in the end, what would help the country the most is that you trade legalization for a hard enforcement of the border. that's what i hope will end up in the house. they will pass their own bill. but in conference, you say, all right, we'll reluctantly give you legalization, but you have to give us closing the border, not as a goal, but actually as an actuality before anything real happens. >> bret: we will follow every
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step on fox news channel. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report." fair, balanced, and still unafraid. >> tonight on "fox report," prosecutors release stunning information about the surviving suspect in the boston marathon attack, covering everything from the bombs themselves to the boat where it all ended. plus, another bizarre day at the george zimmerman murder trial. prosecutors' star witness back on the stand. she spoke about her last conversation with teenager trayvon martin moments before he died. >> you don't know that, do you? >> no. >> you don't know that trayvon got hit. >> and some friction in court. >> you pay particular attention now?

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