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you can talk at me on twitter @howardkurtz or write to us, we're back here next sunday. you know where to find us with the latest buzz. we begin with a fox news alert. hillary clinton speaking out about her long-await interviewed with the fbi. saying she had been eager to talk to the feds about her e-mail arrangements, while she was secretary of state. and that she's pleased to have had the opportunity to assist in bringing the review to a conclusion. hello, everybody. welcome to "america's election hope you're having a great holiday weekend, a long one. i'm gregg jarrett. >> and i'm molly line. if, indeed, rick lick's interview does signal the end of the investigation, the tiling of the agency's investigation of possible criminal changes in the case could complicate matters
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for the presumptive democratic nominee going into the big convention and the democratic election to come. kristen fisher is live in washington with the latest. kristen? >> reporter: clinton is describing this interview with the fbi as voluntary, civil, and businesslike. it lasted 3 1/2 hours and took place at the fbi's headquarters hear in washington. but aside from that, clinton did not give a whole lot of new information when she called into msnbc. she declined to do so, out of, quote, respect for the process, that the justice department is conducting. but her critics and even some of her supporters would argue that her husband did not show that same respect for the process when he met privately with attorney general loretta lynch on the tarmac in phoenix on monday. well, hillary clinton insists that this meeting was purely social, that all they talked about was golf and grandkids, and that they did not discuss the justice department's review. >> it was a short, chance meeting that occurred. and they did not discuss the department of justice's review. and i know that some,
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nonetheless, have viewed the meeting in a different light and both the attorney general and my husband have said they would not do it again. >> well, this morning, several of her surrogates made the rounds on the sunday shows, to defend the integrity of the justice department's investigation into her use of a private e-mail server, while secretary of state. and into possible corruption within the clinton foundation. here's congressman xavier bacera, a democrat, on fox news sunday. >> just because it was a chance encounter with bill clinton who has no part in this investigation, doesn't mean you have to throw the investigation away. >> now, the fact that clinton finally sat down with the fbi signals that this investigation is likely coming to a close. but when asked if she was given any indication of when, exactly, that might be, she said that she had no knowledge of any timeline. there's a lot of talk that it will happen before the democratic convention, but molly, that's only three weeks
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away. if they're going to get this investigation out before then, they're going to have to move fast. >> and so we wait. kristen fisher, thank you so much from washington. of course, much more to come on this unprecedented story, the hillary clinton e-mail probe, and what it means for the presumptive democratic nominee and the nation. judith miller later on in this broadcast. the vice presidential sweepstakes are well underway now, just a few weeks until the republican convention in cleveland, followed, of course, by the democratic convention in philadelphia, the name game is in full swing, as speculation swirls for who will share the ticket with donald trump and hillary clinton. so, just how close are these candidates to making a final decision? garrett timmy joins us live from washington with that story. garrett? >> there have been a number of reports recently suggesting that donald trump could make his announcement about his running
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mate before the gop convention, just two weeks away. but this morning on "sunday morning futures," dr. ben carson, who is a trump adviser, said that is not a safe assumption and trump will take as much time as he needs. this morning, the presumptive nominee was doing some of that vetti inting himself, meeting w indiana governor, mike pence. saying that the candidate the trying to meet with several other gop picks as well in the coming days. several of those whose names are being mentioned in addition to pence are new jersey governor chris christie, newt gingrich, and alabama senator, jeff sessions. on the democratic side. several of hillary clinton's potential running mates were on the show this sunday, and at this point, any public appearance is an audition of sorts. labor secretary tom perez was on nbc's "meet the press" and showed he is not afraid to go after donald trump >> i haven't run a miss universe pageant and i don't own any golf courses in scotland, chuck, so i
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don't have what donald trump has, and i'm very sorry about that. but it's all about judgment. >> on "fox news sunday," congressman javier baa sierra defended clinton over the benghazi report and the fbi's investigation and said she knows that she's got work to do in building trust with the public. >> the secretary has made it very clear. she understands she's got to earn people's trust. she's going to work very, very hard to do that. and i give her credit for saying she's made mistakes and she's going to show the american people that she's going to work hard for families to earn their trust. >> sherrod brown was also on this morning, and like perez and bacerra, he refuses to say if he's been contacted by the clinton campaign or if there's been discussions with him about being a potential vp pick. >> everyone's coy in washington. isn't that interesting. garrett tenney, thanks. >> you got it. fox news alert. the death toll is climbing in
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baghdad, as isis strikes again, at least 115 people killed and nearly 200 others injured, as two bombings rock the iraqi capital. the deadliest blast taking place outside of a shopping center, crowded with civilians. kitty logan is live from london with the latest. kitty? >> reporter: molly, the explosions hit in the early hours of sunday morning, just as people were going out on the streets to break their ramadan fast. now, the worst of the two attacks happened in the center of baghdad, shortly after midnight local time. a suicide bomber drove a truckloaded with explosives, into a crowded shopping mall, where people had little chance to escape the fireball. a number of children thought to be among the dead. there are at least 180 injured. this morning, rescue services were recovering bodies from the wreckage of the burned out building and meanwhile, isis has claimed responsibility for this carnage. in a statement posted online, it
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says that it deliberately targeted shia muslims. now, these latest attacks show that isis remains determined to fight on, despite those recent losses in fallujah, if you remember. iraqi forces claimed to have libertied that city just last week, but that has not evidently stopped isis carrying out horrific acts of violence, hitting back in the most brutal manner. and just in the past few hours, the white house has -- the white house has issued a statement, in response to today's attack, saying that it has only strengthened the u.s. resolve to confront isis. now, of course, isis, this is the latest in a series of deadly attacks in iraq. but with the death toll still rising, it may turn out to be one of the worst in recent times. also, worth bearing in mind, that isis has now struck in other cities such as istanbul and dhaka, at least twice in recent days. molly? >> kitty logan from london, thank you so much. and in bangladesh, police now identifying some of the
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attackers that took more than 30 people hostage inside a restaurant friday night. officers continuing, though, to block streets around the area, while investigators try to piece together what happened during the attack in the capital of dhaka. the islamic state has claimed responsibility for the attack, which left 20 of the hostages dead, but government officials in bangladesh deny that isis was behind the deadly siege. they say the attackers were part of a banned domestic terror group. >> so bangladesh, istanbul, and now baghdad. the islamic state being blamed for three major terror attacks over the course of a week. some leaders saying the terror group is carrying out more suicide bombings as iraqi forces gain military ground, trying to prove that it is still a force to be reckoned with, despite those losses. joining me now, john bolton, a fox news contributor and a senior fellow at the american enterprise institute.
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ambassador, thank you for joining us here today. >> good morning. glad to be with you. >> i want to start off with what's happened in iraq. this massive bombing that has claimed so many civilian lives, over a hundred, a hundred injured, as well. and meanwhile, this comes in the wake in the loss of fallujah, the allied forces regaining that city. is this what we can expect, as the fight against isis and iraq goes forward? that they'll goes back to those guerilla tactics, terrorism, and continue these bombings in the capital and in other areas? >> well, i think this has always been isis' intent, and certainly, it has the capability. i don't see it as an either/or sort of thing. i think isis wants to expand the territory it holds, to expand the so-called caliphate. but also to demonstrate, it has a global reach in the ability to carry out terrorist attacks. this attack in baghdad, i think, the probably directly connected to the loss of fallujah, but i think the attacks in dhaka, the attack in brussels are not necessarily calibrated to isis'
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prospects on the battlefield. i think, certainly, it has to do with the month of ramadan until thursday, that is a logical point for isis, given its theology and politics, to have these attacks. and i have to say, i would be worried that the next one could come again in western europe or in the united states, given that tomorrow is the fourth of july holiday. isis sends these terrorist capabilities out, not with a pre-conceived schedule, but with the execute order, basically being in the hands of the terrorists themselves. when you're ready, go. so i'm not even sure isis global headquarters knows what the timing of the next attacks will be. >> and when you talk about the global threat, we've seen paris, brussels, istanbul, now bangladesh, are they expanding? there's a perception that the attacks are increasing. and that they're hitting these international targets. for instance, in bangladesh, there were italians killed,
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japanese. so are they going after the modern world in essence? in a global sense? >> well, i think they're trying to show that whatever pressure we put on them so far, has not deterred them. these are not people who subscribe to western notions. they are following a radical ideology. i think they've shown -- i hate to say this, but they've shown an acute sense of public relations skill and the dhaka attack, according to eyewitnesss, they ask the hostages that they took to recite verses from the koran. those who could were spared, those who couldn't were executed. so they're showing to muslims, or trying to, that their complaint is with the infidels, with the westerners. and i think that sort of pattern is part of their overall propaganda strategy, which sadly continues to work well. you can say that isis is on the defensive, perhaps in the battlefield in iraq, but this shows looking at it on a macro
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level, worldwide, they are far from being on the defensive. >> one of the big concerns with the attack in bangladesh is that there are already domestic terror networks at work there on the ground. and yet, there's a pledge to isis now. so is this evidence that these networks around the world are gathering together? that they're turning to isis? and collectively working? >> yes, look, i think it's -- i think what you're seeing is that this has been a wave of religion extremism, throughout the islamic world, going on three decades now. the first time i went to bangladesh in 1982, it was a calm, secular society. its politics were rough, but it was not based on religion. in the past 20 years, by contrast, religious extremism has rain. whether isis is taking advantage of it or whether it's -- it hardly matters at this point. just because you can't fit every terrorist worldwide into a rigid corporate hierarchy doesn't mean the threat is less. in fact, the spontaneous separate nature of many of these
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groups, i think, simply magnifies the terrorist effect. >> we know that with the lone wolf attacks we've seen around the world, that the ideology is spreading. and of course the internet helps a lot with that. but is the organization itself spreading? all around the world? >> well, i think it's spreading in a way that comports with the internet age. you know, this is not 1940s, 1950s cold war-type espionage, where you have spells and contacts and that sort of thing. precisely because of digital communication, the organization is a lot different, a lot flatter, it's a lot harder for law enforcement and intelligence to penetrate. and i really think it is riding that ideological wave. and as long as that wave continues to build, the isis threat will continue to threat, in ways that we wouldn't necessarily predict. that's why coming back, i hate to say this, but coming back to tomorrow being july the 4th, isis and al qaeda and the other terrorists love to pick on
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significant dates like this, i think americans ought to do what they plan to do, but i think everybody needs to keep their eyes open. >> and we hear "see something, say something" so often. ambassador bolton, thank you so much for being with us. >> glad to be with you. federal and state law enforcement coloring a suspect on terror charges. we'll have the latest details on that bust, raising very serious concerns this july 4th holiday weekend. and hillary clinton breaking her silence about yesterday's bombshell interview with the fbi, as supporters try their best to try to contain the political fallout. did what she said yesterday in the post-interview make any legal sense? we'll talk to judy miller about it in a moment. >> i just think that we -- certainly, it's your job to explore all that you can about secretary clinton, but it's also our job, including the clinton campaign, to find out more about
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so, a check of the headlines. an 18-year-old is facing terrorism charges in arizona. the fbi taking maheen khan into custody for allegedly threatening to commit acts of terrorism on government buildings. a judge has ordered khan to be held in jail without bond. also out west, a new wildfire in central california is threatening hundreds of homes. firefighters are trying to prevent the flames from jumping over a ridge that could put thousands of people in danger. then, at daytona international speedway, a massive chain reaction. this accident during the coke zero 400. 22 cars were involved. some were so badly damaged, they couldn't get back into the race, of course. were you given that indication today, that no
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charges would be filed? and are you confident no charges will be filed? >> chuck, i am not going to comment on the process. i have no knowledge of any timelines. this is entirely up to the department. >> presumptive democratic nominee, hillary clinton, speaking to nbc's chuck todd, trying to put yesterday's unprecedented interview with the fbi and the possible outcome of the criminal investigation into her handling of classified e-mails on her private server, while serving as the top diplomat in the best possible light. let's talk about it with judith miller. adjunct fellow at the manhattan institute for policy research. pulitzer prize-winning author and journalist, and a fox news contributor. judy, good to see you. let's begin with this cnn report late yesterday, that according to a source familiar with the investigation, clinton will not
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be criminally charged. do you find that report hard to believe, after a year-long investigation involving reportedly 140 fbi agents, and on the very day that clinton meets for 3 1/2 hours with the fbi and the department of justice. unless, of course, venice the fix is in, meaning she's being protected. >> well, greg, it's very hard to reconcile the events of the past week with this cnn report, which i have not independently verified. it's just so odd, it's so bizarre. i have to say that i rarely agree with donald trump, but i have some degree of sympathy for his tweet today, when he said, it's just impossible to believe that no charges of any kind, be they a demeanor or criminal fraud, whatever, no charges be brought. he said, what she did was wrong. what bill clinton did, referring
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to the, quote, chance meeting with loretta lynch, the attorney general, what he did was stupid. i think you sense his frustration. as for me, as for reporters who have been watching this, i think it's kind of bewildering that the timing of this would be so coincidental with the upcoming democratic convention and the need to put this story behind them. >> well, as we showed our viewers, clinton granted this brief phone interview, limited to five minutes, according to her demand, but she was asked very directly if she committed a crime by retaining classified material on an unauthorized server, and here's her answer. >> i never received nor sent any material that was marked classified. and there is a process for the review of materials, before it is released to the public.
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and there were decisions made that material should be classified. i do call that retroactively classifying. >> judith, that's demonstrably false, in two ways. first of all, not all of the 2,000 plus classified e-mails on her server were retroactively classified. many were not. and second of all, how they were remarked is irrelevant under the law. their content, not markings, determine whether or not they're classified. many were clearly and obviously classified. so isn't her explanation not really a defense? >> well, her explanation may not be a defense, but it may well have convinced the fbi and those who have accused her of wrongdoing. i mean, look, ultimately, this is a legal issue, with political implications. and i think what may happen here is that the legal issue may be put to rest, but the political implications of her double
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standard, of the fact that many state department people have been demoted and some even fired, for doing what critics see is much less that be what she did, and she will not pay any price for it. i think there's bound to be unrest within the state department, within the u.s. government, and certainly some impact in the way in which she's perceived. part of the problem for hillary clinton is that donald trump now has twice her standing in terms of credibility and honesty. and i think incidents like this only reinforce the doubts that so many americans have about her honesty. >> all right, last question. it's a crime to knowingly or through gloss negligence keep classified material at an unauthorized location. clinton was not even allowed, for example, to bring classified documents to her home. it's unauthorized. you can't bring your docs home. david petraeus, by the way, was convicted of that.
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and yet clinton kept more than 2,000 classified documents, 22 of which were top secret, in her home, on her server, unauthorized, unprotected from theft or hacking. how can petraeus be charged and convicted of that, but not hillary clinton? >> well, i think the issue here, in hillary's defense, greg, is somewhat different. and that is, with david petraeus, he knowingly shared that information with someone, who even though she had a clearance, was not authorized to see information classified at that level. with hillary, the issue is, the existence of the server, what she knew about the time, about whether or not the existence of that server was legal or appropriate, the state department clearly decided that it wasn't appropriate, and that had she asked, they would have told her not to do it. but she never asked, so she may have no criminal liability here. >> judy miller, we have a lot
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more to talk about. i'm afraid we're out of time. we'll leave it for another occasion. have a great holiday weekend. >> you too, greg. >> thanks so much. and that does it for us. >> absolutely. eric shawn and arville neville up next with "sunday house call." >> bye-bye. our vitamins contain no gluten, dairy or artificial flavors. so we invented a word that means that. shmorange. and it rhymes with the color of our bottle. hey, baby, make it your first word! sfx: baby speak not even close. reach for the orange, it's 100% shmorange! thanks for tnorfolk!around and i just wanted to say, geico is proud to have served the military for over 75 years! roger that. captain's waiting to give you a tour of the wisconsin now.
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