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often a reason. maybe it shouldn't be the tea teacher's problem but in that moment it is. >> no kidding it is. >> need backup from the principal, dean. how ever the school system works so the teachers feel empowered to do what they need to do. >> the parents too. >> on the "after the show show" we'll read some e-mails. bill: a police officer fighting for his life after being ambushed on the job. he was shot six times after helping with a traffic stop. martha: police say a man approached him from behind and shot him. police are questioning a person of interest they say showed up after the shooting. reporter: the 11-year veteran
was rushed into surgery. doctors are working to remove two bullets lodged in his abdomen. his bullet-proof vest is being credited. he is married with children. he was standing next to another deputy constable's vehicle when he was approached from behind at 11:20 local time and shot outside of a convenience store. >> his family is obviously in shock, and we are hoping that we can bring him to this successfully. reporter: the female deputy he was with returned fire, but it's
not believed she hit the suspect. bill: the person of interest, what do we know about him or her. >> we can only tell you that a person matching the suspect's description turned themselves in to a fire station shortly after. police have not named that individual. no charges or arrests have been named. they are not actively searching for anybody else. so of course we are surmising this here. so that leads us to believe they are fairly confident they may have the person who pulled the trigger. martha: president obama claiming the united states has the upper hand against isis. the president speaking at cia headquarters after a meeting with his national security
council. the president says that the plan is working. >> syria and in iraq isil is on the defensive. the 66-nebraska coalition including arab partner -- the 66-member coalition including arab partners are on the offensive. martha: leland vittert is live at the white house. what's the strategy with these comments. reporter: there is a lot of critics on both sides of the aisle. we have seen this at times like this in the past. they go to an agency, involved in the fight against isis and he declared momentum is on our side. >> it has been a bad few months. in the days and weeks ahead we
intend to take out more. every day isil leaders wake you have and understand it could be their last. >> there are indications the administration may be willing to put a little more muscle behind their syria strategy. if the syrian peace talks fail the administration may consider providing the rebels with more serious weapons that could include surface-to-air missiles. martha: there is no doubt we need to deny them of the ground they hold in syria. but do the critics have legitimate points here? >> regardless of what the president says, there is what the military calls ground troops. you would think the fight against isis is not going well. then there is the perception of
isis's powers, they successfully launch attacks in europe. so critics of the president's foreign policy are piling on. >> 9 months left in this presidency mr. obama decides to go to the cia about isis, this should have happened years ago. in my opinion this is a publicity stunt that shows the president does not have a strategy to deal with isis. >> we allowed the russians and iranians to prop assad up. it should have been done years ago. nobody in the region believes obama has their back. reporterback.report. martha: there are also some new signs of aggression from russia.
there is a lot of video as jets buzz by our u.s. navy destroyers in the baltic sea. they came as close as 30 feet away earlier this week. while the aircraft did not appear armed, the white house says the fly-biz are a serious concern. >> there have been repeated incidents when the russian aircraft have come close enough to each other or other air traffic to raise serious concern. martha: the white house saying this is classic putin. this is an increasing escalation
we have seen and the statement there is a new cold war going on with the west. bill: putin is talking about it, too. back at home now, donald trump's campaign manager in the clear. authorities deciding not to prosecute corey lewandowski in a case of misdemeanor battery that he grabbed a campaign reporter. is this over or is there another chapter to this story? >> it's more over than it's not. there is talk that michelle fields will file a civil action. but because the prosecutors decided not to go forward with corey lewandowski is temporarily good news for the trump campaign and lewandowski. bill: we are seeing new national numbers. here is what it is.
the reason why that's significant. trump was up 20 last week, so he's come down double digits since then. why? >> you have seen some tightening but he holds that core base of support. i think it's notable that ted cruz seems to have closed the gap. there does seem to be some conservative consolidation around ted cruz. the next several the weeks it's whether cruz can expand his appeal. bill: do you see this race shifting? have we reached a holding pattern as we await new york tuesday and the five others that follow the following if week? >> it's much more the latter. clearly wisconsin was a good
state for ted cruz. he had the conservative movement in wisconsin backing him. that's to a certain extent why he did well there. donald trump looks like he's in a position to do well in new york. then pennsylvania, maryland, delaware among them. i think you are looking at a long slog, a battle to june 7 and california and new jersey and a battle on to the convention where the most likely outcome is a contested convention. the friel question is whether donald trump can amass the 1,237 delegates he will need for the nomination on the first ballot. if he doesn't his position is far weaker and there is less chance he will be the nominee. bill: with regard to trump, do you see him changing as a candidate and as a campaign? >> no, i think donald trump is
who he is. there was some talk this week that he was going to shift to a serious tone under paul manafort and we haven't seen that. what we have heard is a lot of complaints about the process in colorado. suggestions that the game is rigged. finger pointing at reince priebus. that's who donald trump is. he wouldn't be comfortable talking about policies. given that he hasn't taken the time to get down and learn policy the way some of his supporters suggest he ought to. in a moment, bernie sanders had a home game last night in new york. they are all wearing the jersey. martha: it's known as the ron paul rule, the rnc resume that was passed in 2012 to stop ron
paul supporters from challenging mitt romney at the convention. we'll ask ron paul whether the republicans are getting their just desserts on this. plus there is this. >> white americans need to do a much better job of listening when african-americans talk about the seen and unseen barriers you face every day. bill: there is hillary clinton talking about white privilege. is she pandering to african-americans? also there is this. martha: rock star in new york city. bernie sanders getting that treatment at a rally in the big apple. dose have a shot at upsetting hillary clinton in new york?
presidential candidate. how are you, sir? good day to you. if the rules aren't going to change, that means the way i understand it, there are only two candidate who qualify, and that would be donald trump and ted cruz after he wins a few more states. does that mean kasich is no longer even possible on a second or third ballot. >> rules were made to be broken. they are just more in a box because there has been more exposure. i suspect that that group that does not want cruz and they are not too happy with trump, they are going to work to change the rules. they will. at the last minute there will be something. they are obviously in a real
mess. >> when donald trump says it's rigged. what do you think of that. >> he thinks of it being rigged. if there is a straw vote in a state and the delegates don't go exactly the same way as the straw vote, they say it's rigged. i got the large majority. i did very well in iowa. according to the rules. i won it. but that doesn't mean that the -- i think it's rigged because the candidates who have generally won our elections have always been establishment candidate. republicans and democrats. this time it's a little bit different. but he's claiming that because he got majority vote, he didn't get the delegates. that's like arguing gore ought
to be president because he had more votes than bush or texas should have more senators than which. he's arguing that. in many ways it's rigs because they change the rules. the rules should be out there. the rules were beneficial actually to a candidate like myself who had less money, and less name recognition. but it gave us a chance. but they changed the rules because they didn't like what the people were saying. bill: what does a contested convention do to a party that is trying to win a national election? >> it might do some good. the on convention i really attended as a delegate was in '76 and that was supporting reagan over ford. it went ford's way, then he lost. but it could have bad effects.
i think even four years ago it had bad effects. everybody thought the turnout wasn't so good. because i think it libertarian element is bigger than most people realize. they were disgusted with the way we were treated so they didn't come out. they are in a mess. they have a knock down-drag out fight. bill: does trump get to 1,237? >> you mean before the convention? bill: bingo, yes or no. >> i don't think he will. but that means there will be a fight. bill: thanks for coming back. martha: new documents just released by the justice
their language. but you laugh at them when they are goose stepping down the street and it takes away their power. so i'm suggesting that the senate send in amy shierm and chris rock. bill: bono was on the hill urging lawmakers to do more for refugees in the middle east. martha: i would love to see sasha talking to the leader of isis. there are documents that show the justice department withheld information from congress. it includes information on the murder of border patrol agent brian terry.
many have been found at other crime scenes. also some linked to drug boss el chapo. william lajeunesse joins us with an update on what the documents that have finally been released tell us. reporter: it's been almost five years since that first congressional hearing. it shows there was a concerted effort on the part of the administration to make sure congress never saw certain fast and furious documents. congressing a how many guns have been found? the administration kept it secret. according to a document says telling congress how many have been found would care poorly with what has not been found.
then and document suggesting despite the number withheld. >> if anybody knows how a seen a works, it's the department of justice. reporter: this latest batch of 20,000 records. reporter: the administration claimed executive privilege, but that has been overruled. martha: the administration claimed this was a parole program. do these documents claim otherwise? reporter: not these documents. fast and furious has always been
two stories. a government-authorized gun-running scandal. how far would the administration go to conceal this program from congress that so-called gun walking didn't exist. here is an email. it is a very bad idea to comply with senator grassley's request for information. last one, october 2011, a senior aide mocked the idea of providing the information at the committee request. he said it's obviously ridiculous. martha: government employees working for you and me on taxpayer dollars making decisions on what they will share and what they are not going to share as part of an investigation. reporter: the dow closing at a
5-month high. thmartha: hillary clinton accusd of playing the race card during an appearance with al sharpton yesterday. >> we need to recognize our privilege and practice humility rather than assume our experiences are everyone else's experiences. if you take multiple medications, a dry mouth can be a common side effect. that's why there's biotene. it comes in oral rinse, spray or gel, so there's moisturizing relief for everyone. biotene, for people who suffer from a dry mouth.
station after the shooting. >> white americans need to do a much better job of listening when african-americans talk about the seen and unseen barriers you face every day. we need to recognize our privilege and practice humility rather than assume our experiences are everyone else's experiences. i believe democrats have a special obligation. if we are going to ask african-americans to vote for us we cannot take you or your vote for granted. we can't just show up at election time and say the right things and say that's enough. martha: that was hillary clinton showing up at an al sharpton
convention. she is now taking heat for her comments on white privilege. juan, good morning to you and good morning monica. let me start with you. what goes through your gut and your find when you listen to that speech, that part of the speech from hoik yesterday? >> i think two things. bill clinton got into it with black lives matter folks a couple days ago, what he said, people who opposed the '94 crime bill today in terms of black lives matter don't understand the depth of crime, the depravity of crime going on and why there was a call supported by the congressional black caucus and leaders on the local level for additionals, stronger sentences to try to stop that
bloodshed that was directed against black folks. what happened then, clinton was somewhat shave itenned because hillary clinton relies on the black vote. he came back and said i need to do a better job of listening. we heard that refrain from hillary clinton yesterday. martha: do you think that's a realistic view? and do you think that the way she is speaking serves the issues that she is touching on? is she speaking the truth, is what i'm saying about what the issues still are out there, or is she just saying what she thinks needs to be said. she says you can't just show up and say all the right things around election time and some say that's what's happening there. >> i think bill clinton was right, i think he told the truth. so when you use the word truth, i appreciate that because he
told the truth. politically at the moment they want to make sure they don't start losing black support. martha: that raises the question about whether that continuous talk and the repetition around those themes just defeats the purpose of elevation, of the conversation and the repair of black and white relations and the raising of african-american status and economic policy and all of it. monica, i know you have a lot to say about this. please weigh in. >> when i heard that, i thought this is classic clintonian pandering. mrs. clinton need black voters to come out in huge numbers to get her over the finish line not on in new york, but just to get the nomination. that's what she was doing. she was speaking in front of al
sharpton's crew. she has a big problem saying what she did. black lives matter is on the scene. while she literally applaude the signing of the 1999 crime bill, they asked for it and it worked. now she is operating in a different context. she should not be presuming to speak for all white people. but the disingenuousness of the larger point that she is trying to operate in a bigger political environment, it will bring her a world of hurt. martha: when you think there was so much potential to bring people together and impress on community how to rise up, how to better your situation, and you look at unemployment among black americans, it's twice what it is for white americans.
so has this president, this administration which hillary clinton has been part of, been a good one for black americans? >> there are two way to look at that. president obama retains iconic status in black america. his numbers couldn't be much higher. if you are asking about unemployment and job training, there are people, especially the left wing. they argue that in fact president obama has not served the black community and paid attention to the need, concerns, and education that could go on. the response from the administration, he's the president of all america. martha: whenever it's elect time, i think every group and individual has to say to themselves, are we better off?
are we better off than you were with these policies 8 years later. that's a question that will be answered by a lot of people. >> this is also critical to how the democrats played the elect game, which i they divide and try to conquer. rather than bringing the country together. mrs. clinton's comment might accomplish something that a lot of people didn't think was possible, which is unify the republican party. bill: kobe bryant playing his final game in front of a crowd in l.a. check it out courtside. >> this has been beautiful. i can't believe it has come to
an end. you guys will always be in my heart, and i sincerely appreciate it. thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. i love you guys. what can i say. bill: 20-year career all with the lakers. two olympic gold medals. kobe bryant is pretty good. and he just had winter are you figure career. martha: i loved his comment. i thought they were heartfelt and sincere. he's an amazing star in his field, really an amazing career. some brand-new national polls just being released. what they are saying about the state of the republican race. that plus this.
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helicopters. simple question, why. why are the russians doing this. what is the intent of vladimir putin? >> on a basic level putin enjoys punkiness. but there i more to it. this occurred during a nato exercise in the baltic sea. we were working with poland. putin was sending a message to all the east european nato members. the americans won't even defend themselves, they are not going to defend you. while those jets were unarmed, they were carrying intelligence equipment, and watching how we respond in case we ever did go to war. there are other previous incidences of us buzzing their ships. they are trying to get us
accustomed to it thinking it's business as usual so if they ever did want to attack us we would be hesitant to do it because we would think it was just. >> the buzz. the russians have been trying to claim the baltic sea as their private lake for 300 years since peter the great. bill: >> he's somebody that if you don't deal with him from strength, he will try to take advantage of you. that's the way he operates. he's opportunistic and frankly if resisted will stop. >> putin has no reverse gear. he has to hit a wall. it's gone so far. what do we do? do we shoot down a russian aircraft? putin read people well. as a former kgb officer, he was
taught to read his opponent. the most re important moment was watching as the iranians seeds our sailors and humiliated them. he looks at president obama's reaction ... bill: earlier you said this was more a mess and to the nato ally and not toward the u.s. which is it? >> he's punking us, he's trying to break the u.s. navy's morale. very directly he's sending a message to the nato ally the that the americans are cowardly and don't have your backs.
it's all of the above. i'm very, very worried that in the closing months of obama's presidency. we'll see american blood. putin will keep pushing. confident president obama will not let our troops defend themselves and we'll be fortunate if we get to inauguration day without a -- >> that's a big statement. we have got to run. what are we talking about, american blood? >> the iranians keep pushing it in the gulf. but putin, if you fly jets within 30 feet of a u.s. destroyer. even with a grate pilot something can go wrong very easily. they don't want to us see their newest airplanes up close. bill: lieutenant colonel ralph peters analyzing this. martha: president obama facing
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his family gets off the plane. his uncle posted the video. he's got the right idea. martha: i love this video. look at this little boy. he goes right down the line shaking hands. love that. los angeles international airport testing its emergency response. simulating a major airplane accident on the tarmac. what was this designed to test and how did it go? reporter: it went pretty well it was designed to test emergency crew's reaction to any kind of event. an accident involving an aircraft and even a terror attack with what happened at
brussels airport. 500 firefighter and other emergency workers on the hand yesterday. eric garcetti said in this day and age those emergency workers have to be prepared for anything. >> we face many threats from terrorism to natural disasters. people's lives are at stake, we want people to know there will be a swift, professional and humane response. reporter: garcetti said as a result of that exercise we could all feel a little bit safer. bill: donald trump's campaign manager will not be prosecuted. martha: senator ted cruz says donald trump is trying to bully his way to the nomination.
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the legal troubles may not be over. peter doocy live in washington. peter what is the status of the investigation of assault on corey lewandoski? reporter: the status, is, bill, he is off the hook. there will be official announcement by the state attorney down in florida but according to a post bit trump campaign social media director, excuse me, that announcement is going on the state will not continue its case against corey lewandoski who is charged with misdemeanor assault allegedly grabbing reporter mesh shelled fields after a press conference in jupiter, florida. fields tweeted, she was unaware. for those asking, office prosecutor asked two weeks ago if i would be okay with apology from corey yeah, but haven't heard back about it. don't think you have heard the end of this. there are reports that fields may succory lewandoski in civil court for defamation following
remarks corey made about her after the incident. bill: what is the trump team trying to do there in d.c. today, peter? reporter: we're here in the capitol hill club, in shadow of united states capitol. they're trying to set up a series of weekly meetings. they have eight members of congress on the house side who have endorsed trump. they're trying to get together week by week to grow that group as the convention gets closer and closer. i'm told by one of the lawmakers inside there was one elected representative on the fence about endorsing fence they got to show up today to hear the pitch from visiting campaign officials, barry brock and barry bennett. it was chaired by first two endorse trump, duncan hunter and chris collins. the other six were there as well. how to counter cruz's influence on the hill.
cruz-friendly lawmakers far out number about the trump-friendly lawmakers. a number of people we spoke to say a big emphasis going to their congressional districts helping trump lock up, especially in new york and pennsylvania as many delegates as possible. they think that is how they will win the 1237. they said they think map to get to 1265 inside, well ahead of cleveland, bill. bill: interesting. beat peter doocy on the story in washington. martha has more. martha: corey lewandoski may not face criminal charges but michelle fields which potentially launch a civil suit against him and donald trump as well, according to some of these early reports. we'll look at this from two different angles this morning. joining me judge andrew napolitano, fox news senior judicial analyst. then we go to jonah goldberg seniori don't remember editor of "national review." you didn't think there was any criminal case to begin with. >> no. this is not the place for law
enforcement or the criminal justice system. not everyone consented touching is a crime. you're in a crowd. somebody wants to get past you. it is type of thing that you expect in that environment. look, i don't know if she had any permanent injury. we saw a bruise. that is probably not sufficient for a civil lawsuit but i'm happy that the prosecutor dropped this. taking the politics out, the prosecutor is a hillary clinton supporter. michelle fields is journalist. donald trump running for president. corey lewandoski works for donald trump. looking at it legally, it is not a criminal case. martha: that is all that matters, whether or not the reach out and pull-back constituted any sort of assault and you say it did not. >> criminal assault it did not. martha: there is also talk she is going to bring a civil case against perhaps lewandoski and trump. does she have a case there? >> she hasn't indicated or people on her behalf indicated she might bring a civil case for assault and battery.
that is hardly worth pursuing unless she had some permanent injury. martha: what about -- >> she also wants to bring that, very, very difficult case to sustain in the hot lights of a political campaign where almost anything goes. you're a liar, you're wrong, you're fat, you're skinny, you're dumb, you're stupid, you don't know what you're talking about! that is the type of thing that is expected and understood in political environment. martha: the situation led to her parting ways from her employer. >> sorry she parted ways with her employer. i don't know what that is about but she is, michelle fields is, like all of us who cover these things, a public figure and a public figure has a very, very high bar to meet in order to bring a defamation action. the theory is -- martha: you already put yourself out there anyway so -- >> if you can get in front of a camera and deny the alleged defamation.
if somebody expresses a opinion about her she doesn't like that is not defamation. if someone knowingly utters a falsehood about her or reckless whether they're uttering truth or falsehood that is basis for defamation. what is her damages? i'm saying as somebody that knows her and likes her, that is awkward position. martha: that is the legal side of the equation. judge, thank you very much. >> you're welcome. martha: let's go to jonah goldberg to talk about the politics of this. there are so many stories in the course of this campaign and this is just one of them. jonah, do you believe this has now been put to rest, do you? >> well, no, because it look, sounds like michelle fields isn't going to rest and, personally i don't blame her. i think this was handled badly by basically all the parties. i think corey lewandoski based brutishly and thuggishly, that is sort of who he is. i think what michelle fields
should have done, a lot of journalists said, give me apology or give me exclusive interview. if the trump campaign had not been so goonish and thuggish, instead of accusing her making all these things up, look, one, we're sorry. two, let's figure out how we make this good. we didn't need to do this with breitbart which is carrying more water for donald trump than gun-ga-din for donald trump a long time. the problem the trump people were so unprofessional and goonish, they didn't give her opportunity or to get out of this. it all exploded into this political mess. martha: all right. i want to play, politically looks like donald trump did the right thing, because he came out and made this statement when all this happened. watch. >> bottom line for me, it would be very easy for me to say, corey, you're fired!. you take a look at that tape. practically nothing, corey, you're fired!.
i don't feel like -- he is a good person. he is good human being. i don't want to destroy a human being, that has four children. he has a wonderful wife. martha: i mean he stood by his guy. he said he looked at tape and he didn't see any reason to fire him which some people were calling for at that time. there was a suggestion that maybe corey should step aside because he was becoming the story which you never want to do working on a campaign but they stuck together. it proves that was vindicated with this decision. >> well, i'm not sure that's right. i think politically donald trump once again comes out of one of these messes, and that is the donald trump phenomenon we've seen time and time again. morally he could have told, his campaign manager, hey, why don't you apologize and put this behind you? that is what seems to me a decent professional person would do. i think what corey lewandoski should have done a long time ago. martha: i'm sure he wishes he had at this point. certainly would have been a much easier way to handle the whole thing and the way to handle the
story. >> corey lewandoski has been pushed aside, but paul manafort is essentially running the campaign now. martha: that's right. >> michelle fields has a lot to be angry about. she essentially had to resign from her job because her own editors didn't back her up and didn't tell the truth, which is outrage just. how with you will you believe a reporter's reporting that say what happened to her backed up by video, audio and contrary eyewitnesses. martha: thank you, jonah. bill. bill: new poll, gunk today din reference by the day. don't get that every day. "cbs news poll" has trump at 42%, ted cruz at 29, kasich trailing at 18%. senator cruz trying to close the gap telling rally in pennsylvania that trump
nomination all but guaranties a hillary clinton presidency. >> hillary clinton as president buries us in trillions of debt and keeps economic stagnation that the people of erie are suffering right now. [shouting] it is interesting hillary is looking to move into 1600 pennsylvania avenue. i have actually got different government housing in mind. bill: organized say 1000 people in the crowd for ted cruz in pennsylvania. martha: meanwhile above john kasich make as pit stop for ice cream because that is the kind of thing you do when on the campaign trail. he was in maryland. the governor addressed chances of contested convention in july, saying he knows for sure that is exactly what is going to happen. here he is. >> it will be probably wide open and transparent. and when voters, or when delegates finally take the floor they will be extremely serious. i don't know how many polls
we've had that the only person that beats hillary clinton is me. they coming out every day. martha: kasich adding that an independent analysis of the electoral college shows the same thing. bill: regardless whether or not donald trump secures the nomination, bill o'reilly says the party is stuck between a rock and a hard place. we'll explain that and debate it coming up in a moment. martha: isis militants developing a foothold in libya. president obama says that is because they're on the run and momentum is in our favor on this. former cia director james woolsey has his own thoughts about this matter. he is here next. bill: also some anger and heartbreak for families of veterans when a war memorial has been vandalized by graffiti. >> my father-in-law served in the korean war and his name is here somewhere. this is not right. respect our, the people who died and served our country.
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stockton, california. martha: right now thousands of isis militants are streaming into libya and president obama claims that we have momentum now against the terrorist army, saying that they are only headed to libya because the coalition has been successful driving them out from elsewhere. >> as we our allies and partners have made it harder for foreign terrorists to reach syria and iraq, we've seen an uptick in the number of isil fighters heading to libya. so we'll continue to use the full range of our tools to roll isil back from libya while assisting the new and nascent libyan government as it works to secure their country. martha: ambassador james woolsey is the former cia director and chairman of the foundation for the defense of democracies. good to have you here, sir. welcome. >> good to be with you. martha: do you agree of the president's assessment what is driving these isis fighters into libya? >> whether we're fighting in
libya or fighting back in syria and iraq we're going to have to do some fighting and lead other nations in doing some fighting if we're going to deal with isis. the administration basically interprets whatever happens as consistent with its narrative and shows progress and i really think the big problem that was created here was back two, three years ago, when the president drew the red line and told assad in syria that he could not use poison gas on his people. and then he used poison gas on his people and we said, whoops, maybe we'll turn this all over to the russians. that produce ad situation in which we're going to continue to have to struggle there for a long time i'm afraid. martha: yeah. this is a president who has three former defense secretaries who have basically spoken out about the way that he has handled the isis situation and believe it wasn't well-handled. you have intelligence officials
within the cia who complained that despite their best efforts to inform the president and the administration they had a serious problem with isis, they were referred to as jv and not taken seriously for too long. do you agree with those assessments? >> i think that the understating of the isis threat was really very serious problem. again it's a case of the administration following its narrative instead of looking at the facts. martha: so the president claims that the coalition has worked well and that they have driven -- no doubt there are hits that have been effective against isis. we still haven't dealt with the mosul issue in terms of getting mosul back. when you look at how we're doing against isis, do you think that we're making any progress in defeats and ultimately destroying this enemy? >> we've made improvements recently but for a long time there, they said they were using airstrikes, but they were flying six, eight, 10, 12 sorties aday.
back in '99 when we were going after the serbs to stop them from mass curing the kosovars, we were flying 1500 sorties a day. the administration was not pitching in on the problem and it just wanted to say that it was doing something and it's paying the price. martha: you say there are indications that the russians and the saudis actually who are a long time ally of the united states and that is a complicated relationship as we all know, they're really working together to prop up assad now and move isis out. explain that. >> it looks that way. the russians and saudis have something in common which is oil. iranians do too. and whether members of opec like the other two or not a member of opec but works with russia, they have a lot of leverage and power that varies with the price of oil and the more we depend on
oil, as we do for all of our transportation, the more power they have. we aren't addicted to oil but our cars are and, unless we can switch fuels and have competition, we will end up, for a long time, being in a situation where the saudis and russians and iranians and isis in time because it would be based, economy based on oil is going to cause us a great deal of difficulty. martha: energy independence would go a long way to changing that dynamic to be sure. want to get your thought on one last thing before i let you go. that is the discussion about releasing information from the 9/11 commission that points to a direct link between members of saudi leadership and the people who created the tragedy that we're looking at on our screen right now on september 2001. lindsey graham said, essentially he didn't think it was worthwhile to get the information out there. do you? >> well, whether it's out there
or not it's pretty likely that something involving the bin laden family as this did is going to turn up where other rom meant saudis are involved. the bin ladens were and are very much part of the saudi establishment and i think that where the saudis are not militarily aligned against us the way the iranians and saud russians are, but saudis are sponsors of wahhabi schools and teaching all over the world that is extremely hostile to the rest of us and that is a big part of the problem. we have got to realize that whereas we have one kind of problem with the russians, we have another kind with the saudis and the difficulties are going to the multiply. martha: very interesting and very complex. good to see you ambassador woolsey. thank you for coming on today.
>> thank you, martha. bill: 20 minutes past the hour. ted cruz comparing donald trump to "the godfather." >> i was glad waking up i didn't find a horse's head in my bed. that was comforting. i think it is grotesque having a campaign engaging in voters. bill: what is that all about? cruz accusing trump team of being thugs as they battle for delegates. we talk to the cruz team next. martha: what a way to go out for kobe bryant. we hear from the nba star after a stellar performance last night. ♪ p?p?o?gv
>> they're acting like union boss thugs. in colorado i spoke yesterday to the chairman of the republican party in colorado. trump supporters put out his home address and put out his home phone numbers. he got thousands of phone cause. he got death threats. bill: ted cruz hits back hard on the trump team, accusing trump's team of intimidating national delegates to the convention come cleveland time. ron nehring national spokesman for ted cruz for president campaign. welcome to you. that is heck after charge. how do you back it up? >> we've seen evidence over and over and over again people acting as agents of donald trump campaign engaging in brazen acts of intimidation. roger stone who is henchman for donald trump said in interview said they would give out hotel names and room numbers of delegates at the cleveland convention who didn't do what the trump team wants. that is pretty amazing that is
the type of th in some third world country somewhere but something not should be allowed. bill: but specifically -- >> will be a very dark day for our democracy will be allowed to continue. bill: specifically on allegation senator alleges where is the proof. >> speak to the chairman of the colorado republican party. this is no mystery what is going on there. colorado had system in place since 1912. our campaign read the rules and respected wishes of the voters of the republican party who ultimately adopted this system. we played by those rules. donald trump played by those rules. he got crushed in colorado. he canceled at last minute his appearance there. and, ultimately the voters rejected him. so his response has been to generate all of this type of accusations so on, give a green light to his people to take some actions against the chairman of the colorado republican party who is just following the rules which were adopted by the members of his party.
bill: now -- >> that is inappropriate. bill: what he would argue, his team would argue that the system is rigged and rigged against him. put, hang on one second. put all of that aside. i want to know how you stop donald trump? where do you win delegates in new york on tuesday? >> well ultimately as we go forward we're wore about fifth inning of a nine inning game. donald trump will do very well in his home state of new york. he should do well, right? john kasich won his own state state of ohio. donald trump should win his own state. bill: can you win any delegates in new york, ron. >> my crystal ball is not functioning here. we try to avoid prediction became. nobody would have predicted how well we did in state of wisconsin. for example, two weeks beforehand we're down by 20 points. i'm not saying we will win but should pick up delegates in new york. go on to april 26th, northeast primary, entire of
month of may we have five vote in month of may. very, very competent testify and close out with my home state of california on juneth. we've been organizing for a year. donald trump this campaign finally got to naming state director. bill: that is interesting. maybe you stop trump in california. how many delegates do you win in california. >> we have 112 delegates who are up there. -- 172 delegates. we can't predict what outcome of election will be. we're working hard. we had two rallies, one in irvine and san diego, and both sold out completely within couple hours. we announced support of 50 republican elected officials on state and local level. state legislators down to school board and city council members, showing depth of support. we've done our homework in state of california and donald trump only discovered it exists. bill: interesting. one question, if you get to second or third ballot in cleveland, quick answer, how do you win a national election after a contested convention?
>> well, at the end of the day we have to take a look who can ultimately unite the republican party and one candidate who can't do it is donald trump because he made everything so intensely personal. part of the reason why you avoid things like that, you make it harder to come together as a party afterward. ted cruz steadily stayed out of those type of personal insults and attacks same way that donald trump has. i mean we've seen how trump behaves. he makes everything into this personal attack, usually on twitter in the late hours of the evening which is weird in and of itself. but one person we know who absolutely can not unify the republican party is donald trump. bill: ron, thanks for coming on today. >> you bet. bill: some of these answers are difficult to arrive at to be honest with you. so i hope up take the opportunity to come back here, okay? ron nehring runs, helps run the cruz team out of houston, texas. thank you, sir. 29 past now. martha: continuing that conversation if donald trump wins the nomination that
question was the focus of last night's talking points memo on o'reilly. >> if he does get the nomination, the republican party could very well be slaughtered next november, not only on the presidential ticket but also in the house and senate. martha: hmmm. we'll dig into that. could the republican party actually be headed for trouble? howard kurtz weighs in on coverage of all this. bill: worst fears of effects of the zika virus confirmed. cdc calls it a turning point on the outbreak that affects millions around the world. >> this is unprecedented association. never before in history has there ever been a situation where a bite from a mosquito could result in a devastating -- more base horsepower. once driven, there's no going back. ♪ everything your family touches sticks with them.
it is thursday evening there, 9:26 p.m. we were told there is no risk of a tsunami, but reports of people trapped inside of collapsed homes. one witness, there was a kaboom and the whole house shook violently sideways. furniture and bookshelves fell down. books were all over the floor, end quote. this is coming in to us right now so we will get you more. japan is a country that has cameras just about everywhere it seems at times. we'll look at this story, hopefully with no injuries or fatalities. stay with us. martha: back to politics. donald trump may be a double-edged sword for the republican party. in last night's talking points memo bill o'reilly says if trump doesn't win the nomination the party fractures and splits. those who support him will never support anyone else around he says hillary clinton would become the president. o'reilly argues there is equal
danger if he wins the nomination in a sense. here's that. >> opponents of donald trump believe even though he is the vote leader right now his support is thin nationwide. most polling backs that up. so if he does get the nomination, the republican party could very well be slaughtered next november, not only on the presidential ticket but also in the house and senate. martha: howard kurtz, fox news media analyst and host of host a buzz" here on fox news channel. it has been an interesting election to cover so far, howie. i think it will get a lot more interesting but one thing we know, so much of the prognostication has been wrong on donald trump and on what is going to happen so far. >> you have hit it on the head. on paper donald trump would face a very tough time this fall in general election but elections are not won or lost on paper. the media consensus clearly is along the lines of what o'reilly said, trump could lead the gop into disaster of goldwater like proportions and that could happen but could get some high
negatives down. he could drive hillary clinton crazy with aggressive style. we'll see how that plays out. he could get some of those high negatives down, with for example, a more moderate and restrained style i think we're starting to see in the last week 10 days the way trump is campaigning. martha: he thinks media is not on his side. >> mostly right. martha: most of us try to call it like you see it as you watch the thing unfold and nobody knows how this thing will turn out. bernie sanders had a huge turnout in washington square park in manhattan. it is interesting for all of us to get a close view as it plays out in new york which we never had the opportunity to do before because new york never matters in these things. play some of what happened last night here in the big apple. >> now this campaign is gaining ground every day because we have doing something unusual in american politics. we are telling the truth.
[applause] martha: you hear all the cheers. you get a sense what was going on down there. they say 27,000 people poured in to see that happen. if you look at front of "new york times" this morning, images of young girls with their face painted for bernie, they have tears streaming down their faces like they're at a beatles concert, howie. make sense of this from your perspective? >> maybe bernie's brooklyn magic. the guy is drawing crowds of 20,000, 30,000, 40,000, across the country for many month now. he managed to sustain it. yes the standard media answer is, of course he is still way behind hillary clinton and delegates and especially superdelegates and hard to see how he has a mathematical shot. the kind of grassroots excitement on the screen he has generated as well as raising truckloads of money despite being a long shot 74-year-old self-described socialist, really points to not only sanders
'credit but fundamental weaknesses in hillary clinton's candidacy. how trump faces questions how to put together a fractured republican party, if hillary is the nominee, how does she win over excitement from millions of sanders supporters. martha: delegates are watching at home from tv. they're not standing out there in these passionate crowds. it speaks to the disconnect people see when they look at numbers and look at passion and look at turnout. it is pretty striking. ted cruz also campaigning here in new york city. i think ever since the new york values comment, at least in this part of new york it has been a bit of an uphill battle for him. here is radio ad he put out and the response. >> here's mayor de blasio attacking ted cruz. >> i think ted cruz is out of touch with new york state and new york city. >> he has got a lot of nerve. de blasio's socialist policies are tearing the city apart. murders up nearly 10% and treats cops like criminals and
criminalses like freedom fighters. martha: bill bratton the police commissioner weighing in as well. he is not too crazy about senator cruz. shocking that ted cruz is wrong again in radio ad. murders are down 20% in new york city. he posted that on his twitter account. what about that back and forth, howie? >> i think i understand how a conservative republican ted cruz would rather you run against liberal mayor of new york city than trying to defend new york values comment. making de blasio and commissioner bill bratton. he may be off for example, the stop and frisk program has not been banned under de blasio but it has certainly curtailed. ted cruz's team lowered expectations and might finish third in new york state. he is trying to pick up delegates. he is trying to appeal to republicans not just in new york city and rest of the state where de blasio are symbol of liberal democratic governance run amok. it's a smart strategy even
though he probably has a losing hand in new york. martha: they're out there. and he is working on nailing them down and he will appeal to them no doubt with that sentiment. howie, thanks. always good to talk to you. see you next time. >> same here, martha. bill: health officials are saying that the zika virus is much more dangerous than they realize with new information public, dr. marc siegel has what you need to know in a moment. martha: he went out with a bang. lakers star kobe bryant racking up 60 points in the final game of his career. sportscaster jim gray got interview with the superstar right after the game. we have the special interview coming up next. you don't want to miss it. >> thing had me cracking up all night long the fact i go through 20 years of everybody screaming to pass the ball, on last night, don't pass it! [laughter]
>> ray and i are both worried we will wind up in tears down here being grown men. it is very emotional, jim. you can imagine. no other player has ever been with one team for 20 years. >> how would you describe this guy's career? >> good as it gets. bill: great line. hollywood legend paying respect to one of the best in the game of the nba. kobe bryant going out with a bang last night, scored 60 points in lakers win over utah jazz. last game of the season also marks the end of his storied nba career. >> kobe are you sure after 6-point performance and massive comeback that you want to leave? >> yep. i feel comfortable with it. i'm happy, to be able to you know, end my career on this type of note. i am very comfortable with my decision. >> you've been in this uniform about an hour 1/2 after the game. >> yeah. >> how tough will it be to take it off knowing it is the last
time? >> it is amazing putting it on for last time and it will be strange taking it off knowing i will never wear the jersey again. last sunday game, sunday whites, take it off for the last time. last road game taking it off. now this, this is hard, man. >> what will you miss the most? >> the process of it, you know. the training, the, the preparing for games, the preparing for the top players in the league, right. coming together with my teammates and figuring out what those strategies are. you know seeing them maximize their potential, you know, those things are things that i'm going to miss the most. >> can you describe for me this outpour? you have taken a journey from being loved now, but coming from being hated and motivated by that hate that now, everybody wanting to embrace you? >> it has been a beautiful journey.
you know, it is, i think it is, you know, i think it's, you stay true to who you are, you stay true to the process. stay true to the craft. i think people will respect that. and, and i've certainly respected them because they stayed true. coming to san antonio, boo. utah, you suck. all those things and boston and -- >> sacramento. >> sacramento. such a mutual respect and after you will of these years we can both take the blinders off and say, we appreciate each other. >> how do you want to be remembered? >> you know, i said a long time ago, when i was 15 years old i made a promise to myself at the end of my career i want people to think of me as talented overachiever. i was blessed with talent, that i worked as if i had none. and if i could remember, be remembered that way. that would be pretty good. bill: wow. kobe bryant from last night. sportscaster, fox news
contributor jim gray doing exclusive one-on-one interview. babe ruth, huh, jim? >> that's what jack always said. he said we're so lucky. don't get used to this. this is like watching babe ruth. and babe ruth doesn't last forever. jack said that to me 50 times. he saw all of it. he was there basically every night throughout this guy's career. it was, it was incredible. last night it's a story book ending. i'm sure he would like to be in the playoffs, won another championship. in terms of a single game, i don't remember a guy leaving the stage like this. maybe john elway in football winning that super bowl. but, this was just beyond belief. nothing in basketball ever occurred like this. bill: he could play five more years. the fact, i thought nicholson made a great point. he stayed with the team for 20 years. that does not happen, jim. >> this day and age of free agency. plus, there is a commitment to doing that now because guys who
have this type of talent want to to someplace where they can win. kobe was fortunate they did win championships. he won those three with shaq. there were off years, during the off years, he literally went in and asked dr. jerry buss, the late owner, great, great owner to trade him. dr. bus did not do it. keep bee -- kobe ended up staying with getting pao gasol and they won two more chips. bill: what he talked about hated, what was that conversation all about? >> he loved being hated. he embraced being a villain. he didn't care had his teammates hated him or the fans hated him. he liked fact that his competitors hated him. that made him better. that drove him every day to work harder. he now then had an identity. it is hard to be liked by everybody in this day and age. kobe had a lot of ups and downs
in his career. he had fight with teammates. he had missteps in his personal life. there was a lot of things that went on and he finally just embraced it. by embracing it, it took him and drove him to a whole different level. and now to see this crescendo of appreciation and respect, and, everybody embracing him here at the end, he really has come entirely full circle. he was booed in the all-star game in philadelphia where he was from long before anybody had any idea, about kobe bryant and this internal drive. and they booed him and it set him back and hurt him. he decided he would never be hurt like that again. he was going to embrace it. because of that five championships, look at all the points that he has scored. look at all the records he has set. nine records in the nba set by kobe bryant. bill: well-done, jim. nice story. terrific ending. >> appreciate it. bill: jim gray there in l.a. >> great ending. martha: so health experts officially link the zika virus
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doctor, great to see you this morning. >> great to see you. martha: they definitely discovered this is linked to these birth defect. >> i would take out the word linked, martha, use the word proof. like sherlock holmes solving crimes, there is enough clues now. new england journal medicine, big headline, fulfills shepherd es criteria, causing microcephaly, be a be a normalities, and. 80% of the people don't get sick. 20% mild flu symptoms. the problem it gets across the placenta and affects the developing fetus. it's a big issue because of that. martha: how do we stop it and how do we stop it from coming here? >> dr. fauci when i interviewed him the key is mosquito control. brazil had it stamped down but
let the mosquito control go. these particular mosquitoes, the mosquito reproduces water of amount of bottle cap. it doesn't need a swamp. it is very hard to get the mosquitoes under control. that has to happen. you will not get it from casual contact. there is evidence of increased risk of sexual contact. martha: it bite as person and contact with other person. >> if you get it into local mosquito population that is when you have a problem. it hasn't happened in florida. it hasn't happened in texas. it has happened the in puerto rico. it will be a huge problem in puerto rico this summer. i'm predicting, cdc will say watch out to travelers to puerto rico. if it gets hold in southern states the we'll have a huge problem. it hasn't happened with related viruses before. martha: what does the money go to? what are they trying to figure
out with $1.9 billion potentially? >> look, first of all they have already 500 million, 500 million because of ebola. now with this, they want to get 1.9 billion goes to vaccine development. we're two years away. that kind of mosquito control we re talking about, mosquito control and vaccine. those are the two biggies. martha: doctor, thank you. >> thank you. bill: donald trump ted cruz, john kasich will all be wearing in a moment we'll tell you why. worry about a cracked windshield. so she scheduled at safelite.com and with safelite's exclusive "on my way text" she knew exactly when i'd be there. so she didn't miss a single shot. (cheering crowd) i replaced her windshield... giving her more time for what matters most... how'd ya do? we won! nice! that's another safelite advantage. thank you so much! (team sing) ♪safelite repair, safelite replace.♪
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he was rescued from a crayfish pot but now inky wanted to be free, bill and inky found a way. it's like finding nemo and now he's out there in the ocean. i think he's okay out there. bill: crayfish pot. many thanks to the folks at davie university, the williams college of business in cincinnati yesterday, terrific time. nice warm welcome so it was great to be with you. martha: we missed you but good have you back. happening now starts now. jon: well, if you can make a dare you can make it anywhere and all five presidential candidates are looking for new york magic ahead of the primary. for the first time in decades, new york voters could actually have a real impact on the presidential race. welcome to happening now, i'm jon scott. heather: i'm h