tv Americas Newsroom With Bill Hemmer and Martha Mac Callum FOX News April 19, 2016 6:00am-8:01am PDT
thank you so much for visiting with us on our outdoor edition of "fox & friends." it was a lot of fun. >> thank you, ed, for teaching us how to make chili. >> see you back here tomorrow. bill: good morning. the empire state holding its primary and new york matters. good to have you here with us. republican candidate telling voters why they deserve to be the nominee. >> bill clinton was married to crooked hillary clinton. lyin' ted cruz, one of the great liars of all time.
lyin' ted. >> 65-75 percent of republicans recognize nominating donald trump hands the election to hillary clinton. >> i beat hillary clinton by 12 points and the other guys lose. byron york joins us. first on trump, what is your expectation today? >> he looks very strong in new york. there have been 15 polls since april 1. trump has been 50 or above in 15 of those polls. new york has 95 delegates. only 14 are awarded statewide.
in each of the state's congressional districts, each of them have three delegates. if trump is below 50 he has to split the delegates. there is a possibility if he scores above 50 everywhere he would take all of those 95 delegates. bill: that was very well done, byron. what about ted cruz and john kasich. >> their hope is to keep trump below 50 in those congressional districts. they can come out of new york saying they won some delegates. even when trump did so badly in wisconsin he said i won a few delegates and he did. encase itch who is in second place, kasich or cruz can come away saying they took to
delegates in new york. new york * trump changed members on his team. has he changed his style? >> when was the last time trump did something outrageous that set everybody's hair on fire talking about it. it's been a while. probably since wisconsin when he attacked heidi cruz, ted cruz's wife, and made some bad answers to simple questions about abortion. there is a reason trump has been smoother lately and that's the change in leadership. the national field director is leaving. the bigger change is the expanded role of paul manafort. he was called a convention manager. that role has expanded and you would have to say the campaign is more professionalized than it was in the early months. bill: he said if i could take a
few things back, i would do that, things i have said. martha: in a few minutes heidi cruz will join us live on america's newsroom. she'll let us know what she thinks about the trump changes. bill: new york today and next week we have five states in the northeast. we can see if this resets this race or not. the and materials team accusing clinton and the dnc of serious violation of campaign finance laws. the campaign improperly obtaining money through fundraising. >> this is a campaign that a year ago was considered a fringe candidates i.
70 points -- candidacy. 70 points behind secretary clinton. well, they don't consider us fringe anymore. she still refuses to come on board any more to make the wealthy start paying their fair share and expand social the security benefits. bill: will he keep it close today. clinton leading with 1,758 to sanders' 1,076. martha: the death toll is flying afghanistan after a bombing by the taliban. 28 people died at the bombing of a government security agency. 300 people were hurt. john huddy has more for us. what are afghan officials saying
about this attack? reporter: they have given police the directive to shoot to kill any of the remaining attackers. one of the attackers was shot and killed when this happened. but two, possibly more remain on the loose. attack happened this morning in kabul. where a suicide car bomber detonated his bomb outside the gate of the director for security for dig terrellys. more suicide bombers launched attacks inside that compound. this comes a week after the taliban anowjtsd its quote unquote spring offensive. this calls for peace talks between the afghan government and the taliban and now that looks unlikely. martha: on the subject of terror attacks, what do we know about the bus attack that happened in
jerusalem. reporter: police are confirming this was a terrorist attack. they stopped short of that to both yesterday and this morning. now they are confirming it was. they are also investigating this was an attack of one or more people involved. that's under investigation. we know the explosion happened at 5:30 yesterday afternoon during rush hour in jerls *. this is a busy commercial area. authorities say that an explosive device was detonated in the back of this city bus and the subsequent fire ignited another bus and nearby parked car. 21 people we know were injured, and that may include the bomb. the police have not confirmed that. no terrorist group organization has claimed responsibility. though hamas and islamic jihad praised the attacks.
this may be the work of another lone wolf attacker. but that's remains under investigation. bill: flood waters in texas being blamed for at least five deaths. this is the scene at a housing develop seattle outside of texas. water inching up to the windows. people living there said they did their best to brace for the high water. >> we might was going to rain. but it came in sooner than we had an is paid the. it kind of caught us by surprise. bill: south texas could be hit with more rain today. stay tuned for the latest from down there in texas. bill: a fears battle in one of the most dangerous places on earth. video of troops trying to take
back parts of benghazi which have been overrun by islamic extremists. bill: people watching in shock as a woman hops into a tiger cage. but what she was going after has a lot of people shaking their heads. >> we are going to talk to the attorney general who argued his case before the high court. but first ted cruz on why the loss of justice scalia could make a big difference. >> justice scalia's passing underscored the importance of this election.
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martha: libyan forces seem to be gaining ground in their fight against militants. libyan troops did manage to take back two of the three remaining strongholds in that city. one of them benghazi university and the other a cement factory. dozen of islamic fighters were reportedly killed in that fighting. ash carter is in the region talking about increased u.s. troop presence on the ground. bill: the u.s. supreme court appears to be submitted over
president obama's executive actions. good morning to you. you are leading what, 25, 26 states? you are leading the way. is roberts a wildcard or not? there is a lot being written about his comments yesterday. >> i don't know what he will do or not do. but it seems he asked great questions about their authority under the constitution to do this. we are optimistic about where we are going with this. bill: 5 million illegal immigrants could be deported or spared depore take depending on the court rules on the president's executive actions. >> this isn't a case of deportation. it's can they make unlawful people lawful and offer benefits to them that were never voted on by congress. we had u.s. house of representatives with us arguing on the same thing.
bill: who seemed aggressive yesterday? >> they all were asking questions it was an intense, lively debate. ask. bill: -- >> our argument is simple, the president does not have the authorities. he said 20 time he didn't have the authority to change this law, then came out in november of 2014 and said i'm changing the law. it's his own word that speak to this. bill: justice kennedy said the president is setting a policy and executing it. it's upside down. >> that's the best quote of the day because it's up to congress
to change law. we have never had anything like this where the president took an existing law, took 4 million people and said they are here lawfully and entitled to workers benefit and social security, immediatmedicare. this is something the president created out of thin air. bill: he said his job to deport felons, not families. >> they cannot unilaterally change the law so these 4 million people are here lawfully and get all these benefit. bill: if they rule 4-4, the law stays as it is and this would be a loss for the administration. >> the circuit, we wanted the fifth circuit. if it's a tie, the 26 state suing would be successful.
bill: ways your sense? >> i don't have a crystal ball but i was encouraged. some of the comment you just mentioned about kennedy and justice robert saying if you lose money which is our argument, that you have a classic case for standing. both of those comments were encouraging to me. bill: with one justice absent, you argued cases before in front of the court. what was your feeling. >> we are definitely going to miss him. he was a great jurist. we are sad to lose him. but we'll move on. >> thank you, sir. ken paxton the attorney general leading this case. we'll see probably the end of june. thank you, sir. 17 past. martha: today it's all about new york on the political map. it could be a big day for one donald trump.
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contact them if you drop anything inside the enclosure because they have equipment that can retrieve it for you. martha: can is bracing for more rain after severe flooding left five people dead in this horrific situation. have you seen the pictures of what is going on in that area? the rising waters forced hundreds of people out of their homes. some of them starting to return to some areas only to find devastation in it path. >> we came back about 5:36. >> we only packed an extra pair of clothes and brought important papers. >> i figured it would be bad. but, yeah. >> we came to pick up computers because it's brand-new. and got it up just in case.
more is coming. tanya, we hear governor abbott has issued a disaster declaration for parts of this state. what do you see there? >> you have issued that for 9 counties. we are in the part of austin. many creeks like this across the state rose very, very high. you can see how high the debris is piled up. water dropped down significantly. here in austin not as hard hit as some of the counties declared disaster areas. colorado, fort bend. all part of the disaster, and across the state houston was the most affected. governor greg abbott says more counties will be added to the disaster list.
others will likely see rising floodwaters. but fir responders rescued more than 1,000 people. texas park and wildlife, the department of public safety as well as austin police department have used aviation to help in at least 6 cases. texans need to be careful out there. >> if you may encounter potential flooding or if you receive any type of warning whatsoever from local law enforcement officials. heed those warnings. please remember that the easy phrase, turn around, don't drown. stay out of the rising water. reporter: governor abbott says he has all but spoke to the irs. back out live you can see the water still flowing very strongly here.
the water level is not as high. but county officers and deputies have shut down this road to keep everybody safe. they are asking anybody affected by the flood to contact the red cross. martha: thank you very much. bill: former new york mayor rudy giuliani says he will vote for donald trump in today's primary, but he won't go so far as to make an endorsement. martha: ted cruz calls himself scene outsider. but he's slowly calling himself the gop's establishment the candidate. >> it's easy to talk about making america great again. but the real question is, do you understand the principles and values that made america great in the first place?
bill: polls are open in new york. a bit of a trickle coming in there. some of the pictures coming in, depending on the polling place, either they were empty or jams. new york is open for business. democrats and republicans. for republicans it actually matters. imagine that. martha: it many mid april and we are still in primary season. the new york battle underway. donald trump hoping to sweep all 95 delegates in his home state. but can he do that? ted cruz is betting on turning
the tide as it moves across the country. the texas senator telling bill o'reilly how he would deal with hillary clinton. bill: that will be tough. >> no doubt. but my response in the primary as insults and nasty attacks have flown. i haven't reresponsibilitied in kind when people have insulted me. with me is heidi cruz. the wife of presidential candidate ted cruz. here is donald trump talking about your husband and the state of new york. >> we are going to show ted cruz who hates new york. when you look at that debate and see the way he talked about us and new york values. here is the man who turned down
sandy money for this state. we had lots of things coming into new york and he voted against. no new yorker can vote for ted cruz. martha: your thoughts on that. >> ted cruz loves america. he loves every state in this country. this great empire state, ted and i both lived in new york and love the state and the things conservatives in new york are fighting for. we have been campaigning hard here. our campaign is not dependent on any one state so we expect we'll do well here tonight. stead did very, very well in his home state of texas so we'll see what happens tonight. martha: when you look at the map, everybody talks about how it looks tougher but when you move to indiana, it might get better. martha: it looks like they are
trying to get bet art this delegate game which you guys have been so excellent at. you guys have been very well organized and structured and wing on that side of the equation. >> i think we have run a terrific campaign and all the aspects of it. part of it is having a fantastic candidate. it's easy for me to campaign with ted base's so good. a voter said to me yesterday, we want someone who's fair. ted cruz is fair. he understands the constitution. so part of running a good campaign is having a great candidate. another part of it is having a fantastic team. we started this race, the 17 candidates. so many good people. a lot of the reason people start getting out is because they ran out of money it's a business model.
the other is understanding how to win the hearts and minds of voters in this country. we have an incredible grass roots army of or benefited from the hard work of the grassroots that are there. they became very, very active again when ted plant senate race and we saw that sweep across the country. martha: what do you think it when you hear your husband referred to as the establishment candidate. it will probably come down to donald trump and ted cruz and john kasich will still in there. >> the exciting thing about politics is you never know exactly what's going to happen. this has been exciting for our family and marriage. it certainly deemenned my faith. i believe we live in a country where god has blessed this country as a place where we can have individual liberty and freedom and fight for what is right.
i'm at peace that the outcome of this race is the right outcome of this country. i hope it is. we have made wrong decisions before. but i'm at peace with the potential outcome. martha: if you get to the convention in july and donald trump has 11,50. it appears you are relying on something coming down to the convention. if it's 1,150 for donald trump, are you at peace to wes w recollection st that away from donald trump? >> we tried to unify the republican party. it's not our plan it's a bigger plan. when you have got the right candidate and the right people, things might turn out with the rights but in a different way. you don't know what states you
are going to win, you don't know what states you are going to lose,en you don't know the proportions. but we have been achieving the goal we set out to do to win the republican nomination. and we have done that in the way ted says last march that we would, by unifying the republican party. 5 of the 17 candidates who started this race have endorsed our campaign. five people who have come together from different parts. our party from jeb bush from lyndsey graham to scott walker and carly fiorina. we have two little girls. their favorite part of the campaign is riding on the bus. they started asking them, why have you come on our bus? i thought what a great lesson in life. we have been able to unify this party and bring so many people
on our bus. but we have been able to bring so many of these great leaders on this bus because ted has run a campaign exemplified by character and not engaging in character assassination. by doing that, people have been -- martha: it must be difficult for all of the families that are involved in that part of the process. you have an amazing story yourself. i don't know how many people know about your back ground. you are managing director of goldman sachs in houston. former political adviser to george w. bush's campaign. and former deputy to national security adviser, condoleezza rice. what would be your priority given your resume. >> the least important thing in this campaign is my resume. i have had a simplified job description and that's to tell
the country who ted cruz is. he's a person of discipline. martha: you don't want to talk about you. i think it's important for people to know you are a strong woman with an impressive background. another strong woman in this race hillary clinton has an impressive resume. she was asked, what do you carry in your bag? they asked hillary, what's in your bag all the time. here is what hillary said. >> what is something you always carry with you? >> hot sauce. >> hot sauce. >> people are going to say she's pandering to black people. >> okay. is it working? do you believe she carries hot
sauce in her bag? >> i always have a starbucks instant coffee, a handful of almond and lipgloss. martha: do you believe she carries hot sauce in her bag? >> we'll take her at her word. we'll focus on ted being our republican nominee should that be successful. i think we need to focus on our kid and insuring every child in this country has an opportunity for a quality education. that's going to help people get ahead in this country and we owe that to all the kid. martha: it helps everybody to get to know the families and wives and husbands. good to see you. take care. bill: today is the day in new york. 22 minute before the hour. bernie sanders trying to win over superdelegates.
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martha: donald trump voting in new york. you see his car outside of the building in new york city, waiting to leave trump tower and head or to the voting place in new york city. bill: senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says he's optimistic about a contested convention to choose the right nominee for the party. specifically a second ballot vote. rudy giuliani with me in the studio.
nice to see you. first things first. does trump get to 50% in all these congressional districts. and probably picks up anywhere from 80-90 delegates which will put him in a big, big lead. he will do well in pennsylvania and rhode island and the northeastern states. i think there is a 50-50 chan or better he get the number. bill: say he take 84-87 delegates and you mentioned the five date next week. he dominates the headlines for two week. does that change the arc of this campaign? >> you have got 65% of republicans saying the nominee should be the person with the most votes. they are doing that out of what you consider basic fairness.
i know the chairman is talking about rules, rules, rules. the recalls are supposed to lead to a fair result. we have been republican national committee has changed rules many times. kasich can't even be a candidate if the rules remain way they are. we shouldn't be talking about it. bill: i heard you arguing if trump is within 13-20 delegates, he should get it. >> what has the cruz-trump and bernie sanders voters told us, they don't trust washington. now senator mcconnell is coming in today saying i want an open convention so i can pick the nominee. we are going to lose the grassroots of this party. bill: chairman priebus has been on tv saying we are going to go
by the rules. >> if not change the rules, make a deal and give him the extra 20-30 vote he need to get over the top. cruz step back and kasich step back and give hip the extra 20-30. he's the adult. you are going against the will of 65%, maybe 75% of the republican party. those are the people who elect the president. not the people in washington. if this election season as told us anything, the people of this country, republican and democrat are disgusted with the party bosses. >> if they want to win the presidency, they have to elect a guy with the most votes of anybody during the republican primary. and trump has the most votes. trump, kasich ticket could win
this election. bill: trump says i'm increasingly optimistic there may be a second ballot. what's he talking about? >> i have no idea who his candidate -- bill: he doesn't like trump then. >> and cruz has called him a liar and refused to withdraw it. he's got a heck of a choice there. he doesn't like trump and has a guy he thinks is a liar. is he talking about somebody coming out of the shadows as a candidate? that would be a disaster. that would mean everybody voted for nothing. all these primaries, all the money we spent on the primaries, my voting today, your voting. they are going to pick somebody from heaven. bill: i know you are supporting trump, but you have not endorsed him.
i don't know if that's a distinction without a difference. >> i support him wholeheartedly. i think he would make a good president. i'm just not part of the organization. i have almost no contact with the organization. i have contact indirectly with donald. this is more of a personal thing. bill: what did you mean when you talked with megyn about the changes you would like to see. >> i would like to see the campaign evolve into a national campaign which is normal. ronald reagan, the minute he got if the nomination he went and got jim baker who was bush's campaign manager. he overcame that immediately, grabbed barrack and decided barrack would be better to return the campaign. that's the kind of thing trump has. he's got to move into national election mode here.
bill: do you think hillary clinton loses in any sense to bernie sanders? is she the democratic nominee until. >> i believe their set of rules are as rigged and crazy as our set of rules to make sure the party can dominate and not the members of the party. if you look at and materials and her straight up. and materials is darn close. then you look at superdelegates she has which are all deals and she is winning by a massive amount. this is the won't american people are disgusted with both political parties. bill: she looks to be the democratic nominee. when trump started over the weekend about her crooked hillary, and the phrase he used was she has been crooked from the beginning, what sort of strategy is he now unwinding if
it were to be head-to-head. >> it would go back to little rock when bill was governor and she was at the rose law firm. the lincoln bedroom. the files all of a sudden were discovered under her bed. the emails that she put out that five different stories she has put out there about having jeopardized our national security. benghazi where we have two or three different versions of events. her failure to take care of the people before benghazi happened, take care of the people and the con cull. cull -- and the consul. it's a consistent pattern going back to what was going on in the rose law firm and the people getting deals that goes right through the money she was making
for speeches. $1.2 million to bill clinton. when hillary calls the treasury department and asked him to go easy on ubs. i was a prosecutor. bill: have you spoke to him about this? >> i don't discuss that. but if i were running against him, it would be right at the core of the strategy. the ubs case you should take a look at it's a tailor made case for all of s. attorney. bill: i'll leave that as a possibility. thank you. martha: president obama telling congress he else sending hundreds more troops to iraq to fight isis. this is a big change in where this is headed. is it enough to take down the terrorists? bill: hillary clinton casting her ballot in new york a short
dan, are efforts under way to sway superdelegates and is it having any effect on who they are going to vote for? >> it doesn't look like it so far. 479 superdelegates say they are supporting hillary clinton compared to 40 for bernie sanders. and so far not a single clinton backer has jumped ship. he has won 2/3 of the pledged delegates. but he's down 25-1 in superdelegates. he trumps clinton. but the governor snoshs are backing -- the governor and senators are backing clinton. he says it makes the party look corrupt. >> we need our elected officials to vote the same way the people
voted, otherwise these elections don't matter. martha: i think everybody is waking up to the way this works and a lot of people don't like it. what is sanders going to do to turn up the heat on this issue? >> an online hit list gives the social media accounts of all the superdelegates. there have been rallies like this one in olympia, washington. it may be having some effect as some superdelegates are giving themselves an out. >> i'm going to support the democratic nominee and be proud to do that because we have two great candidates. reporter: that's called wiggle room.
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trump is looking for big win, bringing him closer to the nomination. candidates making their final pitch to new yorkers. >> we're going to show ted cruz, who hates new york, hates new york, no new yorker can vote for ted cruz and no new yorker can vote for kasich. >> do we nominate donald trump and hand the election to hillary clinton? >> no! >> or do we unite behind the cruz campaign and beat hillary clinton? [cheers and applause] >> a lot of people know my name now. 20% of the people in the country have no opinion of me. because they don't know me. now, so where we are now. we're caught in this place where my name has come up but people still haven't decided. bill: so here is the math. 1237 needed for the nomination. donald trump leading the way at 756. cruz in second place with 559, about 200 delegate difference.
martha: marc thiessen, columnist for "the washington post," a fellow at american enterprise institute and fox news contributor. >> good morning, martha. how are you? martha: i'm doing great. it is new york day. what do you think will happen here? >> i think donald trump will have a big victory. he will win overwhelmingly in new york. he has to win overwhelmingly in new york because there are all those delegates. there are 95 delegates on the stable. he need as many as he can, he has another week next week he will do well in the northeast and connecticut, delaware and mid-atlantic. after that it get as lot rougher. he needs to rack up as many dell fats as he can. ted cruz's strategy to go into specific congressional districts to win majority. in new york you have to win majority of the district and you get all the district's congressional district's delegates. if denies trump 15, 20 delegates -- martha: marc, if ted cruz could
do that, feels like momentum is towards trump. if he doesn't win all 95, it might be the big story he didn't. >> no, exactly. ted cruz's strategy is to deny donald trump 1237 delegates so he doesn't win on first ballot of convention. doesn't matter if donald trump wins 50 overall of the statewide vote. it matters what happens in the the individual districts. if cruz picks up a few handfuls of delegates, picking up some in colorado, wyoming, georgia, south carolina, all of sudden trump is short of 1237 and we go to contested convention where ted cruz thinks he can win. martha: definitely where you want to think this on. if you look at donald trump, read about changes being made in the campaign, he is now willing to put $20 million to work in ads, according to this report in california. he is getting more organized. he is sort of taking a little bit from the cruz playbook which he probably should have done
quite some time ago. how much stock. can i work for him? good changes or not. >> good changes but a little bit late. not advertising he needs to do he needs a ground game. the problem he has been running campaign on the cheap past year. martha: he would say he has done pretty well-running on cheap, marc? >> i know. with is happening, first time in 40 years we're headed toward potential of a contested convention. so, you've got, first time in 40 years hand-to-hand combat for delegates who might vote on second ballot for somebody else. ted cruz is on the ground in every single county, in every single district and every congressional district fighting to elect delegates for him. donald trump has been mia. martha: they have been doing research and walk up and knock on doors is different way anybody else does in the cruz campaign. has been very, very, tight and well-organized. talk about john kasich. how do you think it happened, john kasich, two-time governor of state of ohio, lots of
experience in washington, when you look way he stacks up in general election of hillary clinton, last poll he was ahead by nine points. how is it that ted cruz is alternative and not john kasich? >> this is the year of the outsider. i thought at the start of this election, like many people this would be year of governors. martha: mark. donald trump is votes on the screen here. we're watching everybody as they go in to vote. that is what people are saying. go ahead, marc. >> sure. the governors have not done well this year. elected officials have not done well. if you look at ted cruz and donald trump 75% of the republican voters are voting for outsiders. people who are -- martha: they're not electable according these polls. why is that not is >> people are voting with their hearts. they want someone shaking things up, sick of the system. if people who are conservatives ho don't want to vote for donald trump or don't think donald trump can win, ted cruz can win. he is a little bit short but he is conservative.
he is outsider and people are rallying around him and he can beat hillary clinton i don't buy only john kasich can beat hillary clinton. john kasich can't get the republican party to reunite behind him, how do you win election without the base behind you? both trump and cruz have energy bases which is really important to winning a national election. martha: a lot of good arguments out there. there is a look at the trump campaign as they beer him in to vote. marc, thank you very much. let's look out how the districts lay out in new york, martha. bill: martha, we have done math how the scenario could go. this is not science. this is just one scenario on the delegate map behind us. take wyoming off the board, cruz winning that state convention this past weekend. we'll leave new york to the side for a moment. because we don't know how today is going to do. if you go to next week we think trump does well in rhode island, connecticut, delaware, maryland and pennsylvania.
now we're in the month of may, in indiana there is a bit of a switch over past week. we think indiana is favorable toward ted cruz. maybe it is, maybe it isn't. but for the sake of this scenario we give that to cruz. you're deep into may. nebraska looks good for cruz but west virginia looks good for trump. he would be at 892, 345, 350 shy. oregon looks kind of a split. so does washington state. now you're first tuesday in june, montana winner-take-all looks good for cruz and south dakota. new mexico looks like 50/50 split delegatewise as of today. here in california we still think trump gets 100 delegates in california. that same day new jersey. now they are 157 shy of the number, not counting 95 in new york. so, this is what is on the line. i know we're trying to hear donald trump. if he talks let me know.
this is what decides new york today. these are congressional districts. there are 27. up state they're big, they're large, but here in new york city, and five boroughs they are tiny but there are a lot of people who live in this part of the state. so it is contested statewide. we'll find out whether or not new york, well, we'll see how it goes later to tonight, how about that? looks like he is short getting that 1237 mark. martha. martha: thank you, bill keep it here today with fox news channel. candidate are battling new york. special live coverage throughout the day. as polls close tonight that will be hosted by bret baier and megyn kelly. it all begins here at 8:50 eastern. yours truly and yours truly over there working tonight as we watch what happens. exit polls should be quite interesting. we have brand new questions in those polls this evening, that will give us a feeling how new yorkers are feeling. bill: deal. how are you feeling? martha: great.
how are you feeling? bill: another primary. martha: fired up. bill: that we are. in a moment, nine minutes past the hour. victims families demanding release of a classified report that may implicate members of the saudi royal family. we don't know what is in the pages but the saudis are furious and they're making threats. ambassador john bolton will give us his take on it. martha: important story. hillary clinton becoming preferred candidate of the republican establishment? how about that idea? our panel takes that on, coming up. bill: bit of a shake-up inside of the trump team. puts renewed focus gathering delegates. is the effort too little, too late or not? we'll find out next.
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martha: president obama leaving today for saudi arabia amid controversy over the push to declassify 28 pages of 9/11 documents from the commission's finding. families victims writing to president demanding that he release the so-called saudi pages. those documents believed to show a saudi connection to the deadly terror attacks. the letter argued that there is quote, no excuse for refusing to the truth whatever it may be about the events of september 11th and insure that anyone responsible for the worst terrorist assault in
history is held to account. president obama was asked about those 28 secret pages and here is what he said to charlie rose. >> have you read it? >> you know, i have a sense of what's in there but, this has been a process which we generally deal with through the intelligence community and jim clapper, our director of national intelligence, has been going through to make sure that whatever it is that is released is not going to compromise some majoring into security interests of the united states. martha: john bolton, former u.n. ambassador at the nighted nations, senior fellow american enterprise institute and welcome, ambassador. >> good morning. >> seems there are more sides but essentially what sides to the situation. what is best for the united states in terms of disclosing this information and our future
relationships with the rest of that area of the world and there is the truth and what needs to be understood by any role that may have been played by anyone with ties to the saudi government. your thoughts. what matters? >> i make the 28 pages public assuming there is nothing in there that reveals sources and methods of intelligence-gathering that could affect us. my understanding is, that the government of saudi arabia itself has said, for 10 or 12 years that the defend eight pages ought to be made public but let me get right to the core of this. the notion that the saudis had some role in the 9/11 attacks. now, if that's true, one would think that george w. bush might have been interested in that fact, and given that the taliban government of afghanistan had a role in those attacks and that the administration's response was to throw that regime out of office, if they really thought
that saudi arabia had a role here, don't you think george w. bush would have done something about it? i mean i think there is a lot of speculation, a lot of gossip here. i haven't seen the 28 pages. i don't know what's in them. i'm all in favor of letting them out in public but just say to me with a straight face, george w. bush covered up for the saudis? just say it. let's get that out there if that is what people really think. i think is ridiculous. martha: we know most of the attackers were saudis. when you look at the commission report it basically -- >> it is not the commission. it is a congressional report. martha: it basically says that there was no one in the actual royal family or actual leadership inside saud who was directly involved. the wording is very careful and the suggestion from this report is that there might have been support going to some of these attackers after they were here in the united states, financial report. so i think it is necessary to
understand whether or not that happened and who had any knowledge of it within the saudi leadership, don't you? >> look, there are 300 million americans. how many of them do you think do stupid things? how many of them do you think contribute to criminal enterprises? the fact that this criminal enterprise is terrorist attack on our country, largely involves saudis does not in of itself tell us anything. let me be clear. release the 28 pages. but before people's blood pressure raises on a subject we know nothing about, very few people know what is in those 28 pages. i come back to the point i made a minute ago, if i'm accurate the saudi government itself has wanted these pages released for 10 to 12 years let's do it. martha: absolutely do it. what about other side, these families wrote this letter and feel very strongly this information be released are considering suing the saudi government, which i know you believe is a bad idea. why?
>> it's folly. this legislation would eliminate sovereign immunity for countries purported to be engaged in terrorist activity. let's forget the saudis for a minute. let's talk about america. setting this kind of precedent would open our government and private citizens up to frivolous lawsuits all over the world. i know of course that google, amazon, microsoft, are all tools and agents of the united states government, don't you? so by removing soverign immunity and allowing plaintiffs in foreign countries who would like to sue us because they don't like the color of our eyes it is america far more at risk from this kind of action than saudi arabia is. look, if the saudi government or any part of it participated in the 9/11 attack, that requires in my view some kind of a really harsh response by government of the united states. something that neither george w. bush nor barack obama have done. the response to an act of war
should be commensurate. it is not to launch a thousand ambulance-chasing lawyers to file lawsuits and god forbid, one of the worst outcomes gets federal judges involved in national security policy. martha: ambassador john bolton, thank you very much. good to have you here, sir. >> thank you, martha. bill: we are sending more troops, more firepower in iraq. what this means in the fight to defeat isis there. and some stunning new images out of space. hello, planet earth! like you have never seen her before. ♪ at safelite, we know how busy your life can be. oh no this mom didn't have time to 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...
deborah, i brought you baking soda for your fridge. i smelled something questionable. >> from across the street? >> no. when i was here yesterday. [laughter] martha: she was so funny, right. part of television history. comes to a close today with the death of actress doris roberts. she may be best be known for playing the meddling mother on the sit come, "everybody loves raymond," which she won four emmy awards but her career in television spans more than 60 years. roberts began her career in 1951, never stopped acting appearing in countyless films and television shows including st. elsewhere and relming ton steel -- recommend roberts was s old. bill: more troops to iraq in the battle against isis. they will loosen restrictions what troops can do once they get
there. ash carter from baghdad saying this is only the beginning. >> we want too do more. we will do more and we want to accelerate this and get it over with as fast as we can. we're limited only by our own ingenuity and ideas. bill: general jack keane retired four-star general, chairman of study of institute at war. good day to you. >> good day to you, bill. bill: another beginning or not. >> certainly incremental step, numbers are small, 200. this is significant than other steps, here's why. we'll put apaches on offense to support ground offensive operations for first time. they have been there in defensive role to protect airfield and u.s. bases this is a good news decision because it will absolutely enhance iraqi army capabilities and performance. second, for the first time they're going to take advisors which we have been talking about doing, and taking them down, not
just at the division level where they currently are, but down at the battalion and brigade level where fight something going on. we'll have advisors there that will directly assist in increasing iraqi performance. secondly they can coordinate for apaches. they can coordinate for rocket artillery coming into the country also and coordinate for strike aircraft. small number, to be sure. but it may have significant impact. bill: what they're getting ready for is battle over mosul. that is when the rubber will meet the road. the president was asked about it last night and said this about that fight. >> my expectation is by the end of the year will have created conditions whereby mosul will eventually fall. bill: by the end of the year. >> the problem that we have is not so much creating the conditions. we don't have enough combat forces so we're helping to train, combat force, the people,
the numbers we have to train are small in terms of advisors and trainers that we have. we have argued for some time we should have put thousands of trainers here to generate increased through-put. the result it will take months before we have the necessary iraqi army combat forces to generate the combat power necessary to overwhelm mosul. bill: i get it. do you think, at the end of the year optimistic is that reasonable? >> probably likely next year talking to american commanders what they think the art of the possible truly is. bill: senator mccain is critic yet again on this this is what he said. this is yet another example of the kind of grudging incrementalism that rarely wins wars but can certainly lose one. who do you reflect on that? >> what i think the senator's talking about, certainly is that from the beginning we said we wanted to destroy and defeat isil but we never had comprehensive strategy to do that.
truly strengthen the iraqi week hand with significant plus-ups to enable to perform at higher level to do something about the safe haven in syria. we still have no plans to date to defeat that safe haven in syria which is how isis is able to expand into nine other affiliate countries and conduct terrorist attacks around the world. that is going to continue. they are still a resilient organization, despite losing territory and despite losing fighters, and losing revenue. they are something we'll deal with for number of years, given the strategy we currently have. bill: wow, general thank you for your time. jack keane, keeping eye on that for all of us. >> always good talking to you, bill. bill: you too. martha: a big decision across the state of the new york today. voters casting ballots in the presidential primary races. meanwhile donald trump shaking things up once again. will his latest move give his campaign a better shot at the nomination? >> the system is rigged.
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martha: voting time, everybody. voters across new york state casting ballots. front-runners donald trump and hillary clinton both expected to do well in the empire state which is fairly quiet right now at the polling area. high turnout is expected as the day goes on. polls go to 9:00 p.m. overnight. lot of folks heading after work this evening. ♪ >> it's a rigged and it's a consider rapt system. but we're going to get there and i believe we'll do much more easily than people think. bill: donald trump focusing on tapping friendly delegates who will remain loyal at convention in cleveland.
resulting in a bit of a team shake-up. his national field director stuart jolly says he is quitting the campaign, after trump brought in veteran political organizers. new york congressman chris collins, co-chair of the donald trump leadership theme is with me now from his hometown of buffalo. welcome back to "america's newsroom." >> good to be with you, bill. here where you endorsed donald trump very first time. >> it is. bill: that was third week in february. >> yes. bill: any second thoughts. >> no. it has been a whirlwind since then, bill. certainly in western new york, the popularity of donald trump and pledge to bring back our jobs, secure the borders. the rally last night was electric with the crowds chanting usa, usa, usa, build the wall, build the wall. it was an electric crowd filling our hockey arena, the first niagra center. today's vote, we're just going to be coming off of that great rally and donald trump is going
to do spectacularly well in new york, whether he sweeps all 95 or, you know, gets 85, depending on the 50% vote count per congressional district, it will be a fright day. it will help him get to the magic 1237. bill: you told me two months ago, loss of jobs resonates there for trump. >> it still does. bill: go to western pa, ohio, michigan, the same story. do you still think that? >> it is. you're seeing the endorsements come from a couple of us in new york and pennsylvania. kind of contiguous districts if you will where nafta was devastating and tpp, the trans-pacific partnership, would continue to devastate our areas. so it is fair trade, free trade, what which need is fair trade. donald trump has talked about bringing the jobs back, and where it is not fair today, there will be tariffs, that will be protecting america that will put america first. and as i've been quoted as
saying, we can make toasters, we can make televisions, we can make iphones in america. bill: you are in a district where trump can win. >> he will win big. he will win in the general here. bill: what do you think the percentage is? >> well, he will be well over 50%. some of it, it will depend on voter turnout. i wouldn't be surprised if he is in the 60s in the primary. come general election time, in the fall he will also carry my congressional district. bill: your congressional district. rest of the state in this primary is tricky. the they are a lot smaller with a lot more people. you start to get into the delegate game, whether or not how many delegates you win or ted cruz or john kasich can take from him. what are your thoughts on that? >> i think john kasich is the second place guy, not ted cruz. and i suspect there will be a few districts where donald trump will have the majority vote but maybe not the magic 50%. in which case he would get two of the three delegates. that is why the campaign has
thrown out a goal of 85. i think that is actually still conservative. but that would allow mr. trump, you know, to actually be under 50% in 10 of the 27 districts and presuming he is still over 50 overall, that is where we would get 85 delegates. i think we'll be north of that tonight. that will set him off on a good journey next tuesday when there are seven or eight states with another 220 delegates in play. bill: five in the northeast. here is an article. donald trump still struggling to install friendly delegates. if you go out to nebraska, there is a quote, cruz has a presence. trump has nothing. one person calling trump, astroturf. hard to grow grassroots all of a sudden. is he going to run into a wall on this? >> well, bill, it is important to get donald to 1237 because there is no question ted cruz has a very strong ground game. he has been at this a long time. he understands the rules, the
inside baseball if you will on the rules. mr. trump coming out of the private sector does not have that same organization. and so it's important that we get 1237, to get this on the first ballot because we're all concerned what might happen in a second or third ballot. so, we don't want to be there. 1237 locks it down. bill: we'll see. you're on record. chris collins there he is. >> you got it. bill: first member congress to endorse donald trump. today is the day. we'll see what happens. thank you for coming back. >> good to be with you, bill. martha: there is hearing underway right now on capitol hill focusing on victims of immigration policy, namely those who were killed by people in this country illegally. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel is live on capitol hill. so, mike, what's the tone of this hearing so far in there? reporter: martha, i would say good morning, very serious, taking a look at obama administration immigration policies. that hearing in front.
judiciary committee hearing in the house getting underway a short time ago. committee leaders are noting under president obama's leadership department of homeland security has issued a series of memos undermining u.s. immigration laws, allowing some illegal immigrants to remain here and continue illegal activity. >> regardless of your views on immigration reform surely we can all agree protecting the public from violence and lawlessness is preemption goal of government. whatever you think government should be doing, national security and public security have to make the list somewhere. for me they make the top of the list. think that is true for most people. reporter: democratic member expressed a concern may vilify immigrants here trying to provide better life for their families, martha. martha: what do we know about some of the victim stories? we certainly reported on them here. many are very moving and quite potent i would imagine, mike. reporter: that's right.
lawmakers hearing from what mothers sharing heart-breaking stories. one being sara root killed earlier this year, january 31st. she was killed by a drunken driver. she will hear from another mom who will give a blow by blow account of her son's brutal murder. >> i want you to know there are families broken forever. i want you to do something about it. everyone of you sitting here is in a position to do something. reporter: we have yet to hear from the mothers. but that promises to be emotional, very touching later this morning martha. martha: mike, thank you very much. bill: 22 minutes before the hour. republican establishment bracing itself for a donald trump or ted cruz nomination but are some of them considering another candidate entirely, namely hillary clinton if it means holding on to control of house and senate? some apparently are talking that way. martha: yep. bill: we will debate it, fair and balanced in a moment but first here is ted cruz on the stump in new york.
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trump or ted cruz is eventual nominee the party may be prepared to let hillary clinton win and he explains why he thinks that is. >> the republican establishment is prepared to vote for hillary clinton. if it means holding on to their fiefdoms. the party's primary objective is self-preservation, not winning the white house in this cycle. dread giveaway from that, you hear some of them openly publicly say they will vote for hillary rather than trump. and some of them have even said they will vote for hillary instead of cruz. it means they do not think the country is in crisis. they don't think anything of the sort. martha: there is a lot of talk about exactly what rush is saying in that sound bite. rich lowery, joins me now, editor "national review," fox news contributor. matthew littman, political consultant and former speechwriter to vice president joe biden. rich, do you agree?
do you hear rumblings of people who say they don't think ted cruz or donald trump could win and they're sort of looking beyond that, they're looking to hanging on to those house races and senate races to hold those at least? >> yeah. there is a lot of talk like that but that has nothing to do with voting for hillary clinton. i think if trump is the nominee, you would see the party establishment, at least as it is exemplified in rnc most elected officials getting on board with trump, even if tentatively with, a lot of hesitation, and it is only if trump is, only clear if trump is going to crash and burn in a general election you would see everyone scurrying for cover. that never works. that is why nightmare scenario republicans could lose white house, senate majority and house majority. martha: look at some republican lawmakers reportedly going to skip the convention in cleveland. mark kirk, kelly ayote, richard
burr, mike mulvaney. there are reporting they have said they won't even go to cleveland. matthew, from the democratic side of the fence, that almost looked pretty good to you. >> yeah, well, i mean, martha, i don't want to out anybody in 1980, i know a lot of people switched from voting for jimmy carter, voting for democrat to vote for ronald reagan. my parents, for example. my mother who is big liberal voted for ronald reagan. in 1992, i know plenty of democrats who voted for rudy giuliani instead of david dinkins. sometimes the candidate on other side is not a good candidate. i expect a lot of republicans will switch over. i'm not saying a lot, about 15, 20% will switch over and vote for hillary, i think republican choice, trump and cruz are terrible choices. i think hillary gets support. martha: we were listening to chris collins who is backing donald trump. he believes there is also a large segment of the democrat population in places like
upstate new york who always voted for democrats who are lining up behind donald trump. and donald trump would say, you know, this whole conversation we're having. he thinks he can win democrat in very big numbers in this election, rich. where does that leave those who seem to not have any faith in the front-runner right now? >> the promising scenario for trump would be he has enough appeal to working class voters in this country that he will get a lot of crossover democrats and kind of unlock the electoral map in places where republicans have not been competitive before in rust belt, in upper midwest. the problem at the moment is that there is zero evidence of that happening. his numbers are toxic among the general public. almost every demographic group, including working class whites. so he would have a lot of work to do to, one, unite the party, and irony of what rush is say, actually trump will be desperate for establishment support and especially establishment money if he is the nominee.
he is not liquid enough certainly to fund his own campaign. he would need to diminish his radioactive numbers with the general public. martha: he are has rewritten a lot of rules so far and may be able to do it on a lot less money than other people have. get to the heart of what rush limbaugh is saying. he is say, matt, not that they don't like these candidates, that is sort of a secondary point perhaps. with he is saying they're so desperate to hang on to the washington establishment and cartel as ted cruz calls it as it exists they're willing to throw their lot in with hillary, they don't like these guys. they think ted cruz and donald trump will shake up the system. they want that system to be shaken up badly. that is what rush is saying. i mean, speak to that for a moment. >> right. so, rush limbaugh is not the first person to say anybody who disagrees with him must have nefarious motives. we hear that a lot on both sides right now but rush limbaugh is wrong. there are a lot of people who
think donald trump would be terrible for america. a lot of those people are in office, that's true. some of those people are on the democratic side. a lot of those people are on the republican side. they do not want donald trump to be president of the things that donald trump says. that seems very reasonable. the other thing i would say, why are people still listening to rush limbaugh? i don't even know if he is on in l.a. listen to howard stern. >> highly informative. martha: people are listening to rush limbaugh, i can assure you. that is what rush limbaugh is saying. it has to do with what think stand for. they want the washington establishment and whatever you want to call it to be broken up. they want career politicians who count on going back there time and time again living a nice life to be russelled with. that why they would vote for hillary and not these two other individuals. >> i actually think cruz rather than trump represents biggest
threat to washington establishment. trump isn't talking about cutting government or reforming government. he is talking about running it better and cutting better deals. deal-making is what the washington establishment is all about. it is ted cruz who all along has been a missile directed at what he calls the washington cartel. he would cut government. reduce its size and do all we can to end crony capitalism which has been animating theme of his campaign from the beginning. i think, martha, unexpectedly, ted cruz, i'm biased, i'm cruz supporter, but ted cruz is potentially most unifying figure in the republican party at moment, because regular republican cost get on board with ted cruz. cruz is best suited of to reach out to trump voters to try to keep them in the tent. >> let's remember that the reason -- martha: ted cruz and donald trump are shaking the ground under washington, d.c., for different reasons. but people are connecting with that message and they do want, i think, on both sides of the fence, business as usual to be
turned over like an applecart. so, we'll see. thanks very much, you guys. matt, richard, good to see you both. >> thank you. bill: jon scott, coming up next, "happening now." hello to you on primary day. what's happening? >> good morning, bill hemmer. new york's moment in the presidential "spotlight" is here. voters heading to polls in suddenly important primary election in new york. we have five things to watch for. mitt romney weighs in on the republican race. what bernie sanders and john kasich have to prove tonight. and president obama calls the political system dysfunctional. so who is to blame for that? it is all ahead on "happening now." bill: good deal. see you in ten minutes, jon. the earth in hd. showing a view of our planet we have never seen before. nice. ♪
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bill: a need to remove all native-american mascots on campus unless they are specifically sanctioned by a recognized tribe. william la jeunesse live in l.a. schools are we talking about? reporter: 30 in colorado. 3,000 high schools and colleges. for any lech elected official this is political hot potato, right? the governor of colorado, john hickenlooper, appointed native-american panels to come up with solution and recommendation. eliminate all american indian mascots and images and names. if a school does not, a federally recognized tribe should approve the logo or the mascot. >> native-american scouts were paid.
by being sustained in blood and own blood, being redskins, having a bounty paid for those scalps was something very offensive. reporter: so those 30 colorado schools that using mascots include lamar high savages and eaton reds, where student carol lee said, hey, native americans were persecuted for some years. for us to have the nerve to continue to have the mascot, it just hurts the soul. majority of teachers there want to keep it. so unlike oregon, which banned native-american mass scots statewide. there is no legislative mandate in colorado, bill. the decision is up to each school. bill: is this controversy everywhere, william? >> depends on the community. around the u.s. you have 3,000 sports teams that reference native americans. most are high schools. most are not offensives. here is list. warriors, indians, raiders braves, chiefs.
121 teams nicknamed redskins. most of others are named after tribes like apacheses, cherokee, chip waas, seminoles in most cases. not name they find offensive. how the mascot is depicted. locals don't want to change logo. most activists do. have a tribe sign off on it. you're good to go. bill: thank you, william. william la jeunesse in l.a. thanks. martha: crucial day for donald trump. he is in his home turf in new york. wants to win big here. can he do it? ted cruz wants to stave off, wants to create a contested convention and so does john kasich, how does that stack up. words from the former presidential nominee coming up.
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