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and all of that with bernie tomorrow. please always remember that the spin stops right here because we are definitely looking out for you. breaking tonight, new reaction to a major moment in the 2016 race for the white house. as just moments ago hillary clinton and donald trump, trump wrapping up a presidential forum asking the american people to trust them with protecting the homeland. and to be commander in chief. to the greatest military the world has ever known. welcome to the kelly file where the news is breaking right now. i'm megyn kelly. with just 62 days to go until the election and just more than two weeks until early votes are cast, the major party candidates for president on the same stage for the first time in this campaign tonight. taking part in an nbc news commander in chief forum from the deck of the usa intrepid
right here in new york city. donald trump challenged over his support for the iraq war, among other things, and hillary clinton confronted over this.
watch. >> as a naval officer i held the top secret clearance and that provided me access to materials highly sensitive to our war fighting. had i communicated this information i would have been prosecuted and imprisoned. secretary clinton how can you expect those such as myself who are entrusted with america's most sensitive information to have any confidence in your leadership as president when you clearly corrupted our national security. >> you know and i know classified material is designated. it is marked. there is a header so that there is no dispute at all that what is being communicated to or from someone who has that access is
marked classified. and what we have here is the use of an unclassified system by hundreds of people in our government to send information that was not marked, there were no headers, there was no statement top secret, secret or confidential. i communicated about classified material on a wholly separate system. i did exactly what i should have done and i take it very seriously, always have, always will. >> over the next hour we have a powerful lineup of guests. in moments we'll be joined by marc thiessen and crystal ball, a senior fellow. and then we'll hear from two veterans who served in iraq. former white house secretary dana perino and then robert part
let, an iraq war veteran, and larry core, former defense secretary. karl cameron is life tonight with the details on an incredible exchange we just saw last hour. karl? >> reporter: it crackled. it's important to remember they actually appeared sequentially. hillary clinton won the coin toss and got to go first and donald trump was going to get the last word. but it also meant that donald trump would have the last word taking his shots and not get hillary clinton's rebuttal. they differed in style as well as in substance. on substance whether it was isis, the iraq war, whether it was the va, a whole host of issues. they teach took the opportunity to lob a shot at the other. and on the subject of the va specifically, donald trump suggested that it has been a disaster and he will reform it, though he didn't say specifically how. whereas hillary clinton took a
bit of a pounding from trump for having once said she thinks it's perfectly fine the way it is notwithstanding system of the problems she promised to fix with general reforms. donald trump got into a bit of trouble particularly when he was talking about how he would form his plan to fight isis. he has announced this week that he would, in the first 30 days of his presidency, have the generals of the pentagon essentially come up with a plan. tonight he says he has hi own secret plan and might choose one or the other. but his discussion of him knowing more than the generals, he attacked the generals in general saying they had been reduced to rubble by the obama administration and that he would have new generals. that's not how it works in the military. he'll have to answer for that. but there is a clear preview of what the last 60 days are going to be like. donald trump was glib, very conversational, where hillary clinton tended to filibuster the
question, almost appeared to stall the answer on a couple of occasions and that lends itself to one of the criticisms of herring a being too much like a robotic politician. trump was much loose enary occasionally when he's loose like that, that gets him into trouble. the next 62 days are certainly going to be a brawl based on what we saw as they were shadow boxing sequentially. >> exciting. karl, thank you. we have much more cued up for you. the e-mail questions came fast and furious about the start of the event. matt lauer went for it. here's a taste of that between matt lauer of nbc and hillary clinton. >> you've said it's a mistake. why wasn't it more than a mistake? why wasn't it disqualifying if you want to be commander in chief? >> matt, first of all as i have said repeatedly, it was a mistake to have a personal account. the real questioning is the
handling of classified material which is i think the implication of your question. classified material has a header which says top secret, secret, confidential. nothing -- and i will repeat this and this is verified in the report by the department of justice, none of the e-mails sent or received by me had such a header. >> director comey also said this after reviewing all of the information. he said there is evidence to support a conclusion that any reasonable person in secretary clinton's position should have known than an unclassified system was no place for that conversation >> well, matt, i just respectfully point to the hundreds of experienced foreign policy experts, diplomats, defense officials who were communicating information on the unclassified system because it was necessary to answer
questions. >> let's start there. marc thiessen is a fox news contributor and former speech writer for george w. bush. crystal ball. lower did not let it. >> to paraphrase ronald reagan, there she goes again. he came up with yet another new e-mail excuse. let's review the bidding. first she said there wouz no classified information on my server. nib says that's not true. then she says no classified information at the time. also untrue. then she said nothing marked classified. also untrue. now she comes up with a new excuse, there was nothing with a classified header that all classified information has a header. first of all, that's not true. and the law says she's required to protect classified information whether marked or unmarked. the fbi director said she should have known.
but second, if there were classified information on her server without any headers, how did it get there? the way it got there was that she and her staff took the headers off. classified information can't just appear. it has to be entered in. the two systems, the classified system and the unclassed are not connected. she or somebody on her staff put classified information on to an e-mail without a header which is a vie ration of the law and she is kwuzi ingusing that as a def. it's unbelievable. >> crystal? >> mark says some things that are true and then he goes a little too far beyond what the fbi reported. everything that hillary clinton said was accurate, the e-mails didn't have the proper heading. >> why is that an excuse? >> as a tactician -- >> let's walk the viewers through. how is that an excuse? >> that's where i'm going to be i don't think it is an excuse
and i thought she needed to take more responsibility here as she has in the past. >> no, she hasn't. >> ultimately she screwed up. >> after about 50 interviews where she tried to dodge, she did not say that. >> she said repeatedly it was an error. >> after he said repeatedly it wasn't and everybody else did it from colin powell, we had months on that answer until finally u was undeniable and he was like, it was a mistake, i'm sorry. i apologize. they were like you apologize. i didn't apologize. why not. i'm sorry. that's what happened. >> i don't disagree with you to be honest with you. i think she should have taken direct responsibility immediately, it should have come before quickly. but on the facts of the matter, everything she said here was accurate. i actually think the biggest issue for her in terms of what she had said is that she had done everything exactly right.
>> that she said that. >> that's been an issue for her politically but ultimately the voters are looking at this saying you've already acknowledged you didn't do everything right. accept responsibility, learn the lessons and then move forward. one thing i would say here in terms of whether it's disqualifying or not, ultimately the american people get to decide. >> i want to get back -- >> we get to decide. >> go ahead. >> just, number one, what she said wasn't true because she said there youz no indication it was a classified. there was a c in one of the e-mails that the fbi pointed out to her in her interview -- >> she said that -- >> krystal, i let you talk. >> i'm just correcting. >> krystal stop. there was a c next to that. i thought that was alphabetical. did someone ask her where was a and b? there was no a and b. she made it up. this is another lie. >> no, no, no. >> there is right now a united
states marine who is being discharged from the service for sending a classified e-mail back to afghanistan warning his marines about a threat and self reporting himself when he realized he had sent classified information. he's deemed unfit to serve as a united states marine. she wants to be commander in chief. >> he was also -- >> she had 110 classified e-mails that she continued to lie about that included classified information. >> just to be clear here, he was also not charged criminally. in that way they were treated the same. >> he was kicked out of the marines. >> the voters get to have the final say whether this is disqualifying or not. you say that lied. the fbi found that she made a mistake, she didn't recognize that these were classified e-mail. >> that is not true. >> i got to leigh it there. i got to go. bye. sometimes you just got to pre press grd.
one of the moments getting the biggest reaction was this remark from donald trump on iraq. >> i was totally against the war with iraq. you can look at esquire magazine from '04. >> the to which a lot of people pointed out that the iraq war started in 2003, not 2004 and he had a different position. joining me now, cohost of the five, nina perino, karl hig any, a form s.e.a.l. great to see you all. leapt's start with the military vets on this. it's just -- i mean trump is on record in 2003 saying maybe he would be behind it. >> he said yes, i guess so. >> he like to ignore that but it happened. >> many other accounts where he said i'm not for the war in
iraq. >> later in '04. but no '03 when he went into iraq. >> but the journalist howard stern -- >> mock him if you like. he got it. >> i wouldn't say that was committing troops to the war. >> the reason he's against it now is because it differentiated him from the other candidates. every time he does an interview, i never know what he's going to say. when it's politically correct for him to be against the iraq war, he's against the war. but he was for it in the beginning. >> what about hillary clinton, watch what she said. >> how do you think these people feel when the person running to be their commander in chief says her vote to go to war in iraq was a mistake? >> look. i think that the decision to go to war in iraq was a mistake and
i have said that my voting to give president bush that authority was, from my perspective my mistake. i also believe that it is imperative that we learn from the mistakes, like after action reports are supposed to do. and so we must learn what led us down that path so that it never happens again. >> dana? >> i think there's a little selective memory going on. donald trump wasn't in a position that hillary clinton was in 2003 and the leadup, after 2001 and 2002. he wasn't in the united states senate, wasn't on the armed services committee. she was. she was privy to the information. if he's on howard stern's show and says i guess so, that's where the rest of the people
were. it's not fair to hold him to that account. him saying he wasn't and wasn't, people can hold him accountable for that. i never know why she disavowed the vote, she used her judgment based on the information that she had at the time. i think he got pushed into that politically from her far left. and if you'll notice one of the questions tonight from somebody self identified as a progressive, they're worried about her being too hawkish. but then she goes ahead and takes something off of the table. she says as commander in chief i would not send any ground troops in. how can you say that? she knows she doesn't know that. >> and she said no ground troops in iraq. but we have ground troops. >> more are going. >> you guys served there. the rest of us are pundits, we sit here. you served there. what is it like to hear her say that? >> that battle changes month to month and day to day. you can hit donald trump for not
having a plan all that you want but if he's elected, that plan is going to have to change by november. hillary clinton has never been on the right side of a foreign conflict her entire time in office. her judgment always ends up wrong, ends up getting people killed. i would rather have donald trump who says generals, give me a plan in 30 days, go. >> i was in iraq in 2003 and i supported the war. and i support it because i believed the leaders of my country that we were going to find weapons of mass destruction. it's something that's hard for me. i regret that opinion every day of my life and it's one of the reasons i opposed intervention in libya. i think dana is right in regards to the politics. obama was running against her to be against the iraq war and she voted for the it and turns around and supports libya. she's playing politics on her positions here. and when she had a decision on
libya she decided to intervene there and that's not worked out well for this country. >> what about trump saying he's got a plan to defeat isis and he just needs 30 days with the generals. first 30 days of his den presid they're going to get a plan. and then we say what is it? then he finally gives us a big reveal, i'm going to ask the generals. actually i'm going to fire the generals because they lose so much, they've been losing for a long time. karl? really? >> he had a goal, not a plan. he had a goal. having these top secret briefings and more experience on the political specter he is getting to know there's substantially more to this policy than reading a book or watching cnn. there is a necessary -- there's a need for him to listen to the generals were listen to the people on the ground. >> he said they're going to be
fired. he said they're reduced to rubble and they're going to be fired. >> obama got rid of a lot of the generals that were willing to push back on him and kept a bunch of crappy ones. >> the remaining generals are crappy? >> not all of them but many. >> let's walk that back. >> i'll double down. >> general mcchrystal was fired. he's completely inconsistent with where donald trump would be the general that was fired by the president would not be somebody -- i will also tell you that this 30-day plan is a joke. the problem is isis is not just a military problem. it's much more vast than that. and to be honest, the administration is actually doing, you know, a better job than they're getting credit for inside iraq. we are seeing the iraqi army conduct office of combat operations for the first time and who is going to own this
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nearly eight months after the obama administration sent $400 million to iran, we are learning details tonight of new payments, not once but twice with a total of $1.7 billion in cash being paid to tehran. calling the money a ransom, payment in exchange for four american hostages being held by iran. but the obama administration says it was paying back money oeds from a failed arms deal in the 1970s. the interest was running or we had to cut that check or hide that currency and send it in odd
bills. tonight hillary clinton was asked about her role in the deal. >> you said you expect the iranians to treat. do you think they're playing snus. >> on the nuclear issues, no. what i am focused on is the malicious activities of the iranians, ballistic materials, being involved in yemen and other place, supporting hamas. but here's the difference. i would rather be dealing with iran on all of those issues without having to worry as much about their racing for a nuclear weapon. >> joining me now, sergeant part let and larry core. your thoughts on this latest payment. we're got $1.3 billion more than we paid the iranians and hillary clinton defending the iran deal tonight that we struck on the nuclear saying he's got no concerns about it.
>> it's amazing that this happened. and here they're having american debate on what the future of america is going to be. we're sending billions over to a terrorist regime that's already secured f-300s to defend their nuke sites in the future. she says they're going to cheat now and they've already cheated but they're not going to cheat on the nukes. why wouldn't they cheat on the nukes? they've already cheated on the ballistic missiles. doesn't make any sense. >> what's the answer toe that larry? why wouldn't they? >> the ballistic missiles is not cheating. in part of the nuclear deal we allowed them to go ahead with that. the internaushl atomic energy agency says they're not cheating on the deal because they're having intrusive inspections. and the deal is not just with us, it's with six countries around the world. it's not just us that they have to do, particularly if they want
access to the banks systems of the major countries in the world. >> go ahead. >> let's talk about this. if they say hey, these other countries can go in there and inspect the sites, how did that work with iraq? we've already done that once. that doesn't make much sense. >> wait a second. on iraq what happened was the international agency told bush to wait, let them finish the inspections and bush didn't do it because he had all of the forces in there. in fact -- >> 12 years of them breaking the sanctions. >> wait a second. >> 12 years of them breaking the sanctions with clinton, bush sr., bush jr., they kept breaking the sanctions every time they wanted. iraq did what you they wanted. >> no. we bombed them. >> that's right. we had to bomb them. >> we're talking about iraq as well and the question of whether trump's plan, you know, the plan is he's going to get the plan from the generals, the generals who he's going to fire because
they're a bunch of loser, but he's going to mix in some of his own plan as well which has yet to be revealed. your thoughts on that sergeant b part let on the fact that we're going the take the oil, we're going to take the oil, we're going to take the oil. >> then the american public says you went in there frp the oil. you've got to go in there to do the right thing. we have to live with integrity as a country and do the right thing period. listen to the subject matter experts, let them inform you, give you the full spectrum and not everything that you've learned from the media over the last 15 years or 12 years on the issue. >> what did you make of it when he refused to acknowledge a mistake saying he knows more about iraq and isis than the generals? >> that's typical of him. he seems to know more than
anything. by the way, it's against the law to fire the generals expect for cause because we want the generals to be honest to the president and the congress and after vietnam when pressure was put on him, the law wu changed. they were there for six service terms. the idea that you can fire them, no you can only do it for cause. it shows that i don't think he understands how the system works. >> stand by. i still have my panel here. i want to ask dana. she's shaking her head in agreement with you. i don't think you two often agree. >> i agree with you. when trump said that during the forum -- >> i'm going to fire a lot of them. >> because they lose all of the time. >> do we have that soundbite? let me just ask, do we have the soundbite? the truck on the generals. it's a mystery. they're looking for it. go ahead. >> so when he said that, that's when i thought oh my goodness.
i'm following own twitter at the same time and hugh hewitt says oh my gosh, probably not a good idea to criticize the flag officers of the people you're trying to get to support your candidacy. but not only that, it's true. you can't, as a commander of chief at the white house, you can't look at the pentagon saying i'm picking you and you and you and you're out. it undermines the entire system. >> the other problem is, you tell me, you guys are here, you served, he's never served a day in his life. he had a draft defertment. >> draft dodger. >> and to be calling out the general as a bunch of losers might be perceived as disrespectful. >> it's a disrespectful issue. one of the mistakes that matt lauer made tonight is he didn't press donald trump on his respect of the military. when you stand up and say i wish i had a purple heart, it looks like you're a little detached.
>> that was a shot of hugh mar gone awry. but you've got plenty of easy targets there. >> there's a look of knowledge that came out of that also with the oil. the oil in iraq was the reason there was so much strife. so the sunni -- >> give us a third grade explanation. >> it's really simple. the sunnis don't control the oil in iraq, the kurds and the shia did. that's the reason we were fighting. the sunni wanted access to the oil. >> so people get upset? >> absolutely. our allies are going to be why are you taking the oil from us. >> let's go back to the general comment. president obama has fired an unprecedented amount of generals for telling how it is, general mat tis saying, i don't like the way this war is going, you need to do this to win. he was ousted. there are tons of general that have been put out by the guy. trump is going to say you're
made rank by just not offending somebody and not causing any problems. he's going to get rid of those guys and put guys in there who want to serve, guys who he's surrounded himself with like mike flynn, saying go get the job done. >> stand by. we have much more coming. this was nowhere near close to what happened tonight. we have the soundbite. i want you to hear it, there was a triple hit with the generals. we're going to play it right after the break when we resume with your panels. don't go away. the suv that dares to go beyond utility. this is the pursuit of perfection. ...one of many pieces in my i havlife.hma... so when my asthma symptoms kept coming back on my long-term control medicine. i talked to my doctor and found a missing piece in my asthma treatment with breo. once-daily breo prevents asthma symptoms. breo is for adults with asthma not well controlled
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the generals under barack obama and hillary clinton have not been successful. >> down more about isis than they do? >> i think under the leadership of barack obama and hillary clinton the generals have been reduced to rubble. they have been reduced to a point where it's embarrassing for our country. >> but you're going to convene a panel of generals and you've already said you know more about isis than those generals? >> they would probably be different generals. i'm looking at the generals -- today you probably saw, 88 generals and admirals endorsed me today. >> it's a numbers game. hillary clinton claims more numbers. >> yeah, numbers. people who have been losing for us for a long period of time.
>> back now with our panel. we also still have larry core and sergeant robert part let. >> as time goes on he's going to get a rude awakening on a lot of things that he said. i've seen some humility come out in the past. i hope it continues. if we have more policies that get us in more wars, then we're going to have more issues. and you better listen to the subject matter experts because they know. he's a subject matter expert in running businesses, he really is. he's an amazing man who made a lot of money in this country. so i would ask him a business question. let's ask the generals their questions. how to stay out of war, how to conquer countries that we need
to, how to get in and out of places that we need to, how to stop regimes from continuing to kill americans and other country civilians and their own civilians like iran is doing today. >> your thoughts on trump talking about that and his intelligence briefing say he could read the body language of the rebriefers which he found helpful. >> it's not just the generals who make policy. you've got a secretary of defense with all kinds of assistance. i remember when i was there, giving advice on things like should we stay in lebanon, should we get out of lebanon which is the big issue. if you go back and look at history, what you want are generals like general dunford. he tells it like it is and he also going up to congress and tells them. they said they need to spend
more on defense than obama asks. that's what they do. but once the civilians make a decision, like general shinseki, he was opposed to how many troops we were sending. but once a decision was made he saluted and carried it out. >> starting part let says we need somebody that understands policy and one of the questions that came at hillary tonight from someone who thought she might be a little too as trump described her trigger happy. a little too anxious to get us involved in these foreign conflicts. listen here. >> you have had an extensive record with military intervention. how do you respond to progressives like myself who worry and have concerns that your hawkish foreign policy will continue. >> i assume you're talking about iraq because of my vote. let me say very clearly, i view force as a last resort, not a
first choice. >> does her report support that, karl? >> no. i think she's dove head first into every single conflict trying to overthrow every government she could. >> expect iran. >> except iran. but now she's given them a bigger vacuum to exist in. i think she has a horrible record. >> what do you make on that, john. this is an area where trump may pick up some progressives. there's a question of who is farther to the right >> myth romney missed an opportunity in afghanistan. the president put more troops in afghanistan and we haven't seen a dividend to that. the they don't know where donald
trump stands on anything. hillary clinton doesn't have an intervention problem. >> he didn't say she was for the iraq war. >> he's for finishing the war. >> donald trump's initial conversation on the howard stern show and then changing his position. the only thing that check mates her is her political base and political support. individuals like the young woman who asked that question, doesn't support the intervention that she needs to win this ways. coming up, donald trump said something about russia tonight that could spell, well, we'll see how it plays in his campaign going forward. marc thiessen and krystal ball are next on that. don't go away.
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badly as we do. if we had a relationship with russia, wouldn't it be wonder l if we could work on it together and knock the hell out of isis? wouldn't that be a wonderful thing. >> you said i will tell you in terms of leadership, he's getting an a, our president is not doing well. i think putin called you a brilliant leader. you said it's always a great honor to be so nicely complimented with a man so highly respected within his
country and beyond. >> he does have an 82% approval rating according to the different pollsters. some of them based here. >> he's guy who annexed crimea, supports syria, supports iran, trying to undermine or influence in key regions of the world and probably is the main suspect for the hacking of the dnc computers. >> well nobody knows that for a fact. >> do you want to be
complimented by that former kgb officer? >> i think when he calls me brilliant, i'll take the compliment. >> that was a moment from tonight's candidate forum. and marc thiessen thinks it could become a bigger story. he's back with krystal ball. okay. so he's a leader, more so than president obama. and 82% of the russian people, when told by the government they needed to say that, did. what? wait. you know, he's a little -- he's scary. they're a little scared over there is what people say. >> absolutely. i'm old enough to remember it was the democrats who were soft on moscow and the republicans who doesn't like the kgb. but i think this could cost him the election. >> what? >> there's been a lot of focus on how donald trump is alienating hispanic voters.
but there are millions of east european voters, polish americans with ukrainian americans, czech
americans who traditionally are part of the republican coalition. they joined when ronald reagan called them an evil empire. they don't like the see the republican presidential nominee praising vladimir putin saying we might not support nato's commitment to defend eastern europe. these voters reside in most of the key states that donald trump needs to win, they're in ohio, pennsylvania, michigan and florida by the millions. george bush wond florida by a couple hundred votes. if a million polish americans were or a small number don't turn out in ohio, that could tip the election. this could be the secret story as to why donald trump loses some of the swing states. >> what the you make of it,
krystal. he's trying to do his straight talk thing, wouldn't it be great if we could get along with a country as powerful as russia to help us defeat isis. that has a certain appeal to regular folks, yes it would. why are we the only ones out there, or that's how it feels, in these battles against terror. >> it does have an appeal. but you've got to have a partner to work with. but for a guy with no public service record or international experience, voters look at this and go, you must be crazy. this man is murdering journalists, he's killing off his political opponents. >> he's a leader. >> and he's destroyed the economy, too. i mean if you go there and look, it's not doing so well. even from that standpoint. and i think it's pretty obvious that trump was swayed by putin's flattery of him. it doesn't take much to get to his ego and that seems to be the
key to his heart. it undermines his judgment and causes him to question -- he's been very consistent. he's loved putin from the beginning and he stills loves him today and not backing off of it. but i think most person voters, if you poll them you will get a different answer. >> reince priebus tweeted out anyour thoughts? >> i expected him to say that. >> what i mean what -- you know, like she's not smiling? really? what? >> can i -- >> hold on krystal. i care less if she smiles or doesn't smile, if she would start telling the truth. if she starts telling the truth,
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>> i'll tell you the reaction in one minute. in the meantime, new reaction tonight when it comes to donald trump's military policy. tonight's forum comes on the heels of a military-focused speech earlier tonight that had some questioning his commitment to the armed forces. trace gallagher has the details from our west coast newsroom. trace? >> when it comes to military spending, critics say in recent years donald trump has done a 180, completely changing his stance. others believe that trump's position is steady, but evolving, but as you go through previous statements, it is clear that trump has sent mixed signals. here he is on fox news in 2013 talking about military spending cuts known as the sequester. listen. >> i think you could do a lot more cutting if you're going to balance budgets, you're going to do a lot more cutting, there's no question about it. >> in fairness, some of the cuts he referred to were across the board cuts, by he also said he believed the cuts were overexaggerated and would not have the impact on the military many thought. today mr. trump appeared to
believe those military cuts were significant enough that they prevented military leaders from planning for our future events and then he said this. >> as soon as i take office, i will ask congress to fully eliminate the defense sequester, and we'll submit a new budget to rebuild our military. it is so depleted. we will rebuild our military. >> tonight during the commander in chief forum trump again seemed to dismiss his early belief that sequester spending would not affect the military by restating he thinks the military is very badly depleted. trump says he will offset the increase in military spending by making the government leaner overall. megyn? >> trace, thank you. she said there was plenty to criticize hillary on. she's a hillary supporter, but didn't have to make the smile one of them. smile. has anybody ever looked at you and said, smile, isn't it irritating? you want to do exactly the opposite in response.
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love to know your thoughts on tonight's forum. send me a tweet on twitter and go to facebook.com/thekellyfile with your thoughts. thanks for watching. stay tuned for a live "hannity" now. thanks, megyn. this is a fox news alert. welcome to "hannity." tonight, donald trump, hillary clinton participated in a presidential forum earlier tonight. clinton went first, where she was asked about a private e-mail server scandal and once again came up with a new excuse, spinning the fact the fbi found it held classified information. now we have a new excuse. let's take a look at it. >> classified material has a header which says "top secret, secret, confidential." nothing, and i will repeat this and this is verified in the report by the department of