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hillary clinton touts her foreign policy credentials and rips into donald trump, while the gop presumptive nominee gets the endorsement of the top republican in congress. this is "special report." good evening and welcome to washington, i'm bret baier, the woman who was the country's top diplomat and wants to be its next president was anything but diplomatic today. in discussing one of the men standing in her way to the white house. hillary clinton used a scorched earth attack on donald trump to try to disqualify the presumptive gop nominee. while trying to bolster her own credentials. even as her democratic primary race
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and her email scandal still threatens to derail her ambitions. fox news correspondent jennifer griffin has the top story from san diego. >> her aides billed it as the counterpunch to donald trump's quote trash-talking of america. a foreign policy speech that was also an indictment of trump as a future commander-in-chief. >> he is tempermentally unfit to hold an office that requires knowledge, stability and immense responsibility. this is not someone who should ever have the nuclear code. because it's not hard to imagine donald trump leading us into a war just because somebody got under his very thin skin. >> the first shot across the bow came a day earlier when she called him a fraud. today she detailed why she believes he is unfit to be president. >> he says he has foreign policy experience. because he ran the miss universe pageant in russia.
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and to top it off, he believes america is weak. an embarrassment. he called our military a disaster. he said we are and i quote, a third-world country. and he's been saying things like that for decades. those are the words, my friends, of someone who doesn't understand america or the world. >> trump began firing back before secretary clinton even spoke. >> the libya invasion was disgusting. i mean you know who has the oil? isis has the oil from libya. we went in, we knocked the hell out of libya, we did all of the things with gadhafi and all, we did great things. she ends up with benghazi. >> we all know the tools that donald trump brings to the table -- bragging, mocking, composing nasty tweets. i'm willing to bet he's writing a few right now.
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>> in fact, she was right. trump tweeted quote, crooked hillary no longer has credibility. too much failure in office, people will not allow another four years of incompetence. clinton chose san diego as a backdrop to her speech, given its large military community. it's home to the navy s.e.a.l.s, which she wants to remind people she agreed to send into pakistan to kill osama bin laden. >> now imagine donald trump sitting in the situation room making life-or-death decisions on behalf of the united states. do we want his finger anywhere near the button? >> no! >> making donald trump our commander-in-chief would an historic mistake. >> aides to hillary clinton tell me that this is the beginning of a persistent assault on trump. she has 30 stops here in california in the coming days where she is neck and neck with bernie sanders. we've also learned that she
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won't be here on tuesday, when the polls close. bret? >> jennifer griffin traveling with the clinton campaign. thank you. donald trump is pushing back hard tonight. not just on hillary clinton's attacks, but on a new allegation of hypocrisy regarding trump university. and trump received another big endorsement from an establishment republican. senior national correspondent john roberts in san jose, tonight where trump will hold a rally in a few hours. >> it was long awaited and at times uncertain. but today house speaker paul ryan announced quote i'll be voting for donald trump this fall. i'm confident he will turn the house gop's agenda into laws. ryan said he and trump talked at great length about issues important to the republican agenda. and that while it's no secret that he and i have our differences, we have more common ground than disagreement. the endorsement goes a step further toward unifying the republican party. freeing donald trump to focus the full weight of his campaign
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on his presumed opponent. >> hillary is not a talented person. in fact she's a person with absolutely no natural talent. she's one of the worst secretaries of state in the history of our country. now she wants to be our president. >> trump is trying to take advantage of hillary clinton's recent weakness against bernie sanders in california. one of a number of blue states trump hopes to put in play for the first time in decades. >> we're going to come in, we're going to work california hard. we're going to work the state of washington hard. we may even work oregon hard because we've been really treated up there great. i think we have a chance. i think we have a good chance. >> to play in california, and across the nation, trump will need money -- lots of it which is why on this trip he's building a fundraising base, holding private meetings with deep-pocketed donors at his campaign sites, the golden state is the nation's biggest piggy bank. many people, including silicon valley big wigs remain
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skeptical. intel's ceo canceled a trump fundraiser set for tonight after the press came sniffing around. democrats continue to portray trump as a charlatan who valued money over morals, with enterprises like trump university. today new york's attorney general, eric schneiderman, appeared to contradict trump's claim that he never tried to settle the case. >> our lawyers spoke to his lawyers and there were offers going back and forth. he did offer to settle it. he settles cases all the time. >> the trump campaign today told fox news it was schneiderman who made the settlement offers. what they say unreasonable demands that they rejected. they said it's unprofessional and unethical for new york's attorney general to be talking about a case he's litigating on national television. to top it off, donald trump today tweeted out said if he wins this case, he said he expects to, he will reopen trump university. bret? >> john roberts live in san jose, thank you. conservatives who just can't
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stomach trump and would never consider hillary clinton have tried to come up with a viable alternative. one possibility they say, is a man named david french. chief washington correspondent james rosen takes a look at french's credentials, the likelihood that he gets in the race and his chances if he does. >> the american conservative union is proud to present david french, for the 2012 ronald reagan award. >> "national review" staff writer david french is a conservative constitutional lawyer and free speech advocate. born in kentucky, he graduated from harvard law school. he voild for the military after one of his children asked mrs. french to define a patriot. >> she said to him. a patriot is somebody who loves his country more than they love themselves and he said to her, are we patriots? and she thought for a minute and she said yeah, i think we are. so i came home from work that day and there she was at the kitchen table with tears in her
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eyes and said, not only can you join, you have to join. >> elsewhere french has said he decided to serve after reading an inspiring account of a soldier wounded in iraq. whatever the motivation, french in 2007 deployed to iraq as a squadron judge advocate in the third armored cavalry regiment and was awarded the bronze star. >> i've known david for at least 25 years. he was one of my students. david is a man of great integrity. he's a man of conviction. a man who i think truly loves his family, his country. >> since "weekly standard" editor bill kristol first floated french's name as an independent candidate, french said he's been overwhelmed about the kbegss of support and will make a decision soon. he has changed his mind at least once. >> what do you do if donald trump does win the nomination? >> what do i do? i vote for donald trump. >> five weeks later french announced he had joined never trump. saying he hadn't yet seen or had
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been unwilling to believe the full extent of trump's contempt for the truth. >> it's a suicide mission for our country. what it means is that you're throwing down not just eight years of the white house, but potentially 100 years on the supreme court. >> donald trump has ascribed ulterior motives to the man who thrust french to the forefront. >> bill kristol is a sad case, his magazine is failing. >> rich lowry, a contributor to this network declined to comment. sources at the magazine said if french does run, he could not remain on the masthead. two planes belonging to military precision flying teams went down today. one with tragic consequences. in colorado, following the air force academy graduation, an f-16 flown by the thunderbirds experienced engine failure. the pilot ejected safely. president obama, who spoke at that ceremony, met with the pilot following the accident and thanked him for his service. outside nashville, a navy blue
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angels f-18 crashed during practice for an air show. a navy official confirms to fox that the pilot is dead. we're told the jet slammed into the ground shortly after take-off. president obama's attorney general says she will not defend a provision in the law that could keep the former head of the scandal-scarred va medical facility in phoenix from getting her job back. sharon hellman's appeal was denied after she was fired over veteran wait times. she's suing the government to be reinstated. senator john mccain calls the decision by attorney general loretta lynch shameful. texans with blue cross/blue shield health coverage may be facing huge premium increases. the houston "chronicle" reports the state's largest insurer is seeking rate hikes of nearly 60% next year. more than 600,000 texans get their blue cross/blue shield health care through the obamacare federal exchange. the company says it lost $21
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million last year, in the individual health insurance market. president obama is calling for an expansion of social security tonight that would appear to be a change of course for this president. although the white house has dismissed that conclusion. either way, it is causing a stir on the campaign trail. tonight correspondent rich edson examine what is the president wants to do. in less that two decades, the social security trust fund runs out of money. now president obama says he wants to expand benefits. >> it's time we made social security more generous and increased its benefits so that today's retirees and future generations get the dignified retirement that they've earned. >> this political season, the conversation around the future of social security has changed substantially. >> we've seen an enormous shift in the tone despite the fact that social security's finance have gotten worse. >> throughout his terms, the president has only spoken of a commitment to strengthen, protect and preserve the
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program. hardly an endorsement of more promises and larger social security checks. the president once included a plan in his budget that would have slowed payment increases. the following year, claiming a republican refusal to compromise, the administration dropped that from its budget proposal. now he joins other democrats in calling for a more expensive social security. >> i'm delighted that today president obama came on board the effort to make it clear that we must expand social security. >> we should expand social security, not cut or privatize it. >> speaker paul ryan, once chairman of the house budget committee. produced budgets that defined republican fiscal policy. his spokesperson tells fox news quote it's almost as though the president is trying to sound like bernie sanders. >> we can't pay those benefits. social security ran a $72 billion shortfall this year.
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trying to increase benefits is like trying to cram a few more passengers on the "titanic." federal actuaries say starting in 2034, the government can only pay about 3/4 of every social security dollar promised. democrats want to raise taxes on the wealthy. saying that would cover payment increases, fortify the program and prevent damaging benefit cuts. >> the white house just said not to expect a more detailed policy prosal from the president, beyond his calls to extend and expand the program. so with a republican congress, it appears the entitlement question is again pushed off to the next administration. bret? >> we'll follow it. thank you. the dow was up today, 49. the s&p 500 rose 6, the nasdaq jumped 19. up next, some are calling them war zones in streets with police plagued by the ferguson effect. it could be a long, hot summer
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in america's big cities. we'll explain. first, what some of our fox affiliates around the country are covering tonight. fox 11 in los angeles, where police identify the man who killed a ucla professor and then himself. mainik sarkar was part of a research group run by a mechanical engineering professor william klug. a search of his home turned up a kill list. fox 9 in minneapolis, says a minnesota medical examiner says an accidental drug overdose killed prince. the music superstar died more than a month ago. at his paisley park mansion. the single-page report says prince self-administered a synthetic opioid many times more potent than heroin. a live look at new york from our affiliate, fox 5, one of the big stories there, a bomb threat against a british airways plane from london forces passengers to line up on the runway in new
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jersey. the plane was carrying 206 passengers, 13 crew members. a bomb-sniffing dog was seen inspecting the luggage. authorities say no suspicious items were found. that's tonight's live look outside the beltway from special report. we'll be right back. i jumped at the chance to take the dna test through ancestry and my results ended up being african, european and asian. it was great because it confirmed what i knew in my gut with a little surprise. ancestry helped give me a sense of identity.
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do you feel safe walking the streets of a large american city? if you don't, you h company and perhaps with good reason. tonight correspondent peter doocy looks at the increasing carnage and the social issue that some people are blaming for it. >> 66 people murdered in a single month in chicago. the murder rate is up 54% this year, more than 250 homicide victims since january 1st. even though the chicago police department says they know who the troublemakers are. >> it's about 1500 people that we know are really driving the violence, those are the people we're trying to concentrate on. >> other big cities dealing with bloodshed, san antonio, where a 7-year-old girl was shot in the head this weekend, and murders are up 55%. dallas, where murders are up 44%. philadelphia, with 105 killed in
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the last five months, and los angeles, with 101 killed. this trend is something fbi director james comey has been struggling to understand. >> something is happening in america. a whole lot more people are dying in some places this year than last year and more last year than year before. i do not know why. >> experts say the crisis may be rooted in a widespread fear among law enforcement officers that elected officials won't have their backes if they get caught up in a highly publicized incident. some call this the ferguson effect. >> politicians need to come back and realize that they need to be vocal about supporting police, so that the public can support them as well. when the police have the support they need, the public is going to get the protection they deserve. >> but others say don't believe all the hype about officers changing their behavior on the beat. >> i absolutely believe that community policing and justice and legitimacy practices in policing and focusing on the dangerous violent offenders and
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not being distracted by sideshow barkers talking about videos and viral videos and these types of things that distract us from the real facts. >> not all stats are scary. baltimore murders are down slightly. and new york's murder rate is off 9%. >> i think it is precision policing. i think it's a heavy focus on gang talkdowns, heavy focus on gun seizures and improved training and technology. >> for some perspective, according to the website newsbusters. the one gorilla shot and killed saturday, got 4 times more press coverage than eight people shot and killed in chicago during the long weekend. >> iraqi officers say the huge numbers of civilians trapped in fallujah have resulted in fewer american air strikes against isis positions. and that is slowing down the effort to retake the city. correspondent john hutty has the latest from our middle east news
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room. >> another day of fierce fighting in the battle for fallujah. iraqi forces have surrounded the city, unable to reach its center stalled by isis suicide attack. sniper fire, roadside bombs and the use of civilians as human shields. >> iraqi prime minister haider al abadi. went to the front lines to encourage his troops calling them heroes. but the fight has come at a price so far an estimated 130 iraqi troops have been killed since wednesday and then there's the human catastrophe. while about 3500 people have escaped an estimated 50,000 remain trapped in the city. 20,000 of those said to be children. cut off from food, clean water and medical supplies, and caught in the crossfire. >> the fight for fallujah is significant not only from a strategic military perspective, but symbolically as well, it was
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the first major city that isis took control of in 2014 and remains the last isis-controlled city in western iraq. today in his commencement address at the u.s. air force academy graduation, president obama said the u.s.-led coalition will continue to support iraq's military, but that iraq has to lead the charge against isis. >> as isil continues to lose territory in iraq and syria, those terrorists are learning the same lesson as others before them. you will never be strong enough to destroy america or our way of life. you are going to lose, part of that is that because we're on the right side of history. part of it is because we can mobilize others to work with us. >> now as for the battle for fallujah, it's expected to be a long and bloody one. but retaking it would set the stage in the fight to retake mosul in northern iraq, that's iraq's second largest city and isis' defacto capital. that will likely be as many are saying to use a phrase, that's
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often been said in iraq, brett, the mother of all battles. back to you. >> john hutty in our middle east news room. well you may think you have some privacy if you check into a big hotel to do business. but someone from a foreign government may know different. tired of re-dosing antacids? try duo fusion! new, two in one heartburn relief. the antacid goes to work in seconds... and the acid reducer lasts up to 12 hours in one chewable tablet. try new duo fusion. from the makers of zantac.
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the state department says it has hit a dead end in its effort to find out who ordered several minutes of a media briefing to be deleted from the agency's video records. that excerpt featured our own chief washington correspondent james rosen confronting a spokeswoman about a false statement made by her predecessor.
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yesterday the state admitted it was a deliberate act of editing. correspondent doug mckelway is here with an update. >> the state department may have thought with yesterday's acknowledgement that they could put this behind them. this matter of the eight minutes of the deflate, deleted exchange between jen psaki and james rosen. but john kirby did not identify the person who ordered the editing of the tape. why did they order it? both jen psaki and her then-subordinate, marie harf denied any involvement. harf issued a statement, as jen tweeted yesterday, i also had no knowledge of nor would i have approved of this editing, i have no idea who asked for the editing of the tape. but today rosen asked another question of psaki, via email. he noted that her statement from yesterday denied quote any form of editing or cutting my briefing transcript. meaning the written transcript. rosen asked in today's email, the briefing transcript remained unaltered the entire time.
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do you want to issue a revised statement asserting the same for the video? which was altered? psaki replied on the record to rosen this afternoon quote my statement applies to the video. which is considered a form of the transcript and every aspect of this. she then tore into rosen for even asking the question quote you have spent the last three weeks vilifying me on television without any evidence of my knowledge or involvement. and without once reaching out and asking me. hopefully you will find the time to spend on the range of global events happening in the world, in between attacking my character. >> that's a bit different tone from that of spokesman kirby. >> i want to thank james rosen, your correspondent, for bringing this to my attention. because if he hadn't, a couple of weeks ago, i would never have known that this occurred. so first of all, kudos to him. he's a journalist that i have great respect for. >> at today's state department briefing, spokesman mark toner was peppered with questions about the edited video.
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he reminded reporters that state's legal office has been instructed to investigate. bret? >> other organizations looking into it as well, doug, thank you. china may have come up with an innovative way to steal american secrets. and you could very easily be caught up in it. catherine herridge is here with more. >> the report warns of a campaign by the chinese government to buy up luxury hoe tells as part of its strategy to steal business secrets. >> the chinese are responsible for 95% of the economic espionage that we see in american firms. so rather than describe the hotel as certainly compromised, we're calling it a high security risk. >> the group invent ip has produced this interactive map showing 2700 locations are chinese government owned controlled or affiliated properties. it comes down to the fear of bugging rooms and eavesdropping. while there's no definitive evidence of spying in western
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hotels, the chinese runs its world wide hacking orangeses out of this nondescript shanghai office building. china has a long history of using hotels for economic espionage. and experts warn that wi-fi and internet services are especially vulnerable. >> the second you accept that wi-fi connection all of the transmission of data that you leverage from your device and many times even the device itself and the information held on it can be accessed by that network. >> and the risk may not be hypothetical. the u.s. broke with decades of tradition last year and abandoned the waldorf astoria in new york for the u.n. general assembly meetings after it came under chinese ownership. asked about the decision, the white house spokesman offered a vague explanation. >> there are a range of considerations. that influence where the president will stay when he is not at the white house. those considerations include everything from available space. to cost. and to security. >> fox news reached out today to
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two major hotels, identified in the research. and there was no immediate response. though last year the waldorf astoria said they did not see any security issues at that point. fox news alert now. a tragic development in the flooding out in texas. fort hood says three soldiers are dead and six missing. after an army truck overturned near a rain-swollen creek in texas. a statement from the army post says the truck was washed from a low-water crossing and overturned in a rain-swollen creek in at fort hood in central texas. parts of the state have experienced torrential rain and near record flooding with more rain continuing as we get more information we'll bring it to you on fox. hillary clinton takes aim at donald trump during her national security speech in california. the panel is asked to see where she hit the republican and where she missed.
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donald trump's ideas aren't just different, they are dangerously incoherent. they're not even really ideas. just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds and outright lies. he also said i know more about isis than the generals do. believe me. you know what? i don't believe him. imagine if he had not just his twitter account at his disposal when he's angry, but america's entire arsenal. >> do you really believe that hillary is presidential? this is not presidential material. her libya invasion, the libya invasion was disgusting. i mean, you know who has the oil? isis has the oil from libya. her libya invasion decisions on syria, iraq and iran have made the middle east more dangerous than ever, ever before.
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>> well hillary clinton with what was billed as a major speech today, spending most of it ripping on donald trump. the presumptive gop nominee. she said at one point he's probably tweeting right now. and in fact he was. he tweeted during the speech. bad performance by crooked hillary clinton. reading poorly from the teleprompter. she doesn't even look presidential. take a look at the latest polls on the issue of foreign policy. nbc/"wall street journal" poll out today, clinton has a big lead over donald trump on foreign policy. one poll. you look at the q poll on a series of questions about foreign policy. job creation, the isis threat. international crisis and it's you see donald trump leads in job creation and the isis threat. and then the crisis and nuclear decisions hillary clinton in that poll, the q poll. so let's take a look at the speech today by clinton and the fallout. let's bring in our panel. steve hayes, senior writer for the "weekly standard," karen
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tumulty for the "washington post." >> it was an entire six months accumulation of opposition research, hence one of the republican challengers, to trump in their nomination, delivered it. i think it would have had tremendous effect. the problem is, and i think she ticked off the major issues with trump on foreign policy. namely lack of knowledge and preparation, lack of policy and strategy. and in the end temperment. and his sort of strange admiration for strong men like putin and the chinese leadership. the problem is, she delivers it. you're looking at her and you think this is, this is the worst person that democrats could have chosen to deliver the message. because you look at her and you think benghazi. russia reset the disasters
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withdrawal from iraq and she ends up, what's her positive? >> defending the iran deal. so -- i think that trump did exactly the right response, which is not to defend himself on the charges. i think just about all of them were direct quotations or fairly reasonable facsimiles of what he said. but to go after her for who she is and the mistakes she made, there's a campaign, particularly on foreign affairs that is going to be incredibly negative. and it's going to go all the way to the bottom. >> karen, i heard supporters on the other channels and pundits say this was her best delivery of a speech. >> but again there i want a lot of personal laying out her credentials, as much as it was essentially eviscerating or trying to, donald trump. >> well the standard playbook when you have two candidates who have high negatives, is to do your very best po make the race about your opponent. not about yourself.
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so what we saw here is her signaling the way she's going to treat donald trump with contempt. and i found it interesting that she took him on on the central premise of his campaign. his slogan, make america great again. is that this is a country in decline and she kept insisting you know, she essentially wrapped her arms around american exceptionalism and said no, this still a great country, we can make it greater. donald trump just doesn't understand what this country's values really are. >> here's donald trump, a preamble to this speech, a prebuttal, i should say. >> she has no national talents to be president. this is not a president. you talk about bad judgment? she broke federal law by putting her emails on a secret private server. that foreign countries could easily get to and hack.
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i mean folks, if anybody else but her did this, they'd be in jail two years already. >> so to charles' point, steve. much like the 2012 when republicans put up romney, who had romney care from massachusetts, against what was a huge vulnerability, president obama and obamacare, democrats are dealing with somebody who may have threatened national security depending on what the fbi finds on this email server. and talking about the risk of national security with the gop opponent. >> i mean i think it is, it's ironic in that hillary clinton obviously has i mean having virtually everybody has looked at this. including national security lawyers, both democrats and republicans have suggested that her emails were openly hacked and may well have put national security at risk to charles' point, donald trump making this case is problematic, given the
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catalog of issues and statements that she listed in her speech. i think substantively that part of her speech, the first third of her speech could have been pulled from a charles krauthammer column or from the editorial pages of "national review" or the "weekly standard." on substance, it was the right critique to make, i agree with charles also that she's a very unlikely person to make that case. she is not only a chief contributor to the catastrophic foreign policy of the obama administration for the past seven years, she continues to be one of its chief defenders. and if you reread her book, she takes credit for any of a number of these things, including laying the groundwork for the iran deal, the diplomacy with the afghan taliban. which i think is pretty clearly failed. the russian reset. all of these things. and she's the one taking the case to donald trump. >> meanwhile today, karen, paul ryan, house speaker comes out, says i'm going to vote for
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donald trump. some people took that as you know, not a full-throated, i'm really getting on the trail. but this is what he said in an op-ed. he said as i said from the start, my goal has been to unite the party so we can win in the fall. and if we're going to unite, it has to be over ideas. donald trump and i have talked at great length through these conversations, i feel confident he would help us turn the ideas in this agenda into laws to help improve people's lives. that's why i'll be voting for him this fall. it's no secret that he and i have our differences, i won't pretend otherwise, but the reality is on the issues that make up our agenda, we have more common ground than disagreement. house republicans are helping shape that republican vision by offering a bold policy agenda, by offering a better way ahead. donald trump can help us make it a reality. how big a deal is that? >> well, i think that what paul ryan is doing here is sort of once again asserting that the republicans in congress are going to be the source of the
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republican party identity, the republican party principles, the republican party ideas. and it is simply, a fact on the face of it. that they need a republican president to get any of this done. and you know, the only train out of the station for them is donald trump. >> we'll have more time to talk about this in coming days, next up, homicide rates on the rise, some now call some big city streets war zones. right here in the u.s. ♪
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"may i be excused?" get the new xfinity tv app and for the first time ever stream live tv, watch on demand, and download your dvr shows anywhere. there is something deeply disturbing that's happening in places across america. far more people are being killed in some of america's cities than in many years. and let's be clear, far more people of color are being killed in american cities this year. and it's not the cops doing the killing. part of the explanation is a chill wind that has blown through law enforcement over the last year. and that wind is sewerly changing behavior. in today's youtube world, our officers reluctant to get out of their cars and do the work that controls violent crime. >> the fbi director jim comey talking about homicide rates, violent crime in major cities.
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as you take a look aten increase in some major cities. san antonio, chicago, and class. a few have gone down, baltimore, denver. homicides in places like chicago that are getting attention. we're back with the panel. steve, how big an issue is this and, you know, what are you -- what do we attribute it to? >> i think it's potentially a big issue although it's not a big issue yet. if you look at crime statistics going back a couple decades, you will see that crime is down significantly over the past 20 years, over the past 30 years. if you look at the national crime victimization survey which measures violent crime in 199380 people per 1,000 were victims of violent crime. last year that was 23 people out of 1,000. those statistics are true whether you are talking about violent crime or whether you are talking
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about property crimes. but i think comby's broader point is accurate and he has been criticized by some criminologists for suggesting that viral videos might be making police more reluctant in their policing. talk to a police officer or state trooper. they will tell you that. it will often be the very sentence that comes out of their mouths when you ask them about this. >> karen, the administration, president obama, and, you know, the presumptive, i guess, democratic nominee, hillary clinton, they continue to say that guns are the issue and that gun control is the solution. but you look to a place like chicago that has very strict gun laws and the numbers are going up. >> well, i think for one thing i doubt that there is one thing that's happening in every single city. for instance, you would think that if this video, viral video effect would happen anywhere, it would be in new york and baltimore where we saw rioting over, you know, over these police shootings. and, yet, crime in those cities is down.
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i think there is a whole stew of effects here. one place i would look really early would be the heroin epidemic and the growth in gang violence charles? >> i think it's hard to come out with a blanket statement and naturally the increase in some other cities is because of the ferguson effect. i think the way to reconcile the data, whether it's new york where the rate has been dropping is to say there is a ferguson effect but it probably has -- it's probably more local. it depends on the cops in that area. there could be a sense we are going to be victimized so we're not going to step into a crowd. that probably explains some of it. but i think the empirical evidence right now is, given the fact the effect is uneven no way to say a national phenomena. comey is right to highlight it because it could become one if it gets worse. as of how the empirical
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evidence i don't think supports it. >> i should point out that baltimore had one fewer homicides than last year. and new york a handful: so the percentage drop is pretty low for baltimore and new york. but denver dropped 24%. >> largener new york. but baltimore would have been the epicenter. that's the place where the cops were told to stand down and that's where you might have expected a huge effect. >> that's it for the panel. stay tuned for some interesting twitter interactions.
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finally tonight, we are not going to claim it's an original idea my twitter feed is filled after every show. some people don't hold back. holly hamilton tweets your sarcastic comments and roll of the eyes every time you talk about trump is great for hillary rodham clinton. she was not done. i think bret baier has spent too much time around old miserable krauthammer who remains out of touch and
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irrelevant. simmons piles on you and your anti-trump possie do not cover it all. you are the opposite of hannity, you are the mainstream media one more to prove a point. michael murdock your bice is showing anti-trump will leave you without a show get on or get run over. george munson weighs in with it's all trump all the time. can't watch anymore. not fair or balanced. bret has changed. very sad. ken gartner agrees i think bret baier is one of the fnc permanents who is in the tank for trump. he is a bit better at hiding it. >> i don't think fair and balanced works for your viewers given the bias from the liberal media. too much time given to liberals. conner mccocky is blunt. bret is overweight hack. he sucks at his job. i'm working on the weight, conner, don't worry but at least you didn't mock my hair. emily wrote, great show. like your new hair. not new but i did get a hair cut. tenth amendment though says,
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this hate your hair cut. i'm done watching you. sorry to lose you, 10th. the focus on the hair is something. bret snapped his hair on perfectly tonight. well done, lego man. some of the incoming night to night. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. we also read emails and facebook and everything else. that's it for "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. working on the weight. brushing the hair. greta goes "on the record" right now. ♪ ♪ >> it is friday june 3rdrd. this is a fox news alert. a desperate search right now or soldiers swept away in their army tactical vehicle. at least five confirmed dead.
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heather nauert, thank you for joining us. >> great to have you here. i am heather childers. a horrible story, 12 u.s. soldiers swept away by flood waters near fort hood in texas. >> at least five are confirmed to be dead. four more are still missing as record flooding ravages the state of texas. patricia stark is following the urgent search efforts coming our way. >> the search for survivors is getting more desperate by the hour for the missing soldiers after the military vehicle capsized in a fall swollen creek. five connecticut firmed dead. three recovered downstream and are stable this morning. according to army officials the vehicle flipped over during a training mission. fellow soldi