tv Special Report With Bret Baier FOX News September 11, 2016 5:00pm-6:01pm PDT
god bless those that carry the weight of pain and loss. god bless all of us as we remember and renew our promise of never again. god bless america. tonight, the new questions about the democratic nominee's health. >> are you feeling better? >> yes, thank you. >> as the nation pauses to remember 15 years ago today, the events that changed the world. >> we will never forget the nearly 3,000 beautiful lives taken from us so cruelly. >> the candidates are off the campaign trail this sunday but fallout continues from donald trump's comments about vladimir
putin. >> if she says great things about he me,ly say great things about him. >> you can put half of trump supporters in to what i call the basket of deplorables. >> the countdown is on. >> i'm not taking anything or anybody for granted. >> we have the campaign coverage, plus news around the world an the nation on this sunday edition of special report. >> good evening. welcome to washington. we will be with you each sunday night through the election. tonight, politics, national security and foreign policy all converge on in the 15th anniversary of a day americans will never forget the 9/11 terror attacks, but before we get to the solemn remembrances, we turn to the story that consumed much of the news day, a story we brought you on fox this morning, a story that evolved through the day with one piece of videotape of the democratic
nominee. we have fox team coverage tonight. jennifer griffin with the clinton campaign and the latest on secretary clinton's health and what the campaign is saying leventhal night. with the details about clinton falling ill at the 9/11 memorial. >> there were dozens of dignitaries a the ceremony this morning incluing former and current mayors, governors, senators, police commissioners and democratic and republican nominees for president. hillary clinton left some three hours before the event was scheduled to begin an an hour before she was expected to leave. the reason as we reported this morning was a medical episode. as one witness who was in close proximity to the former senator told me, she appeared to faint. this video shows hillary clinton standing on a sidewalk as her van pulls up on west street. she is leaving the ceremony at ground zero unexpectedly early.
she appears unsteady as she steps off the curb with aides holding her by the arms and stumbles as she gets close to the van and one of her shoes fell off before she is helped inside. a source 15 feet away said they were caught off guard by her premature departure which is why she had to wait for her motorcade. 90 minutes later her campaign released a statement saying mrs. clinton left because she felt overheated but feeling much better. just before noon she emerged from her daughter's building smiling and making brief remarks. >> great. beautiful day in new york. >> it's worth noting it had been extremely hot and humid in new york city the past week or so. very hot, very humid and
uncomfortable until today when the weather broke. it was just 82 degrees at 9:00 this morning. a nice breeze, humidity was 31%. it was a beautiful september morning. not the kind of day you would expect someone to overheat. >> thank you. we're being told by the campaign tonight that hillary clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia two days before the episode at ground zero. and now there's a decision about secretary clinton's upcoming schedule this week. fox news correspondent jennifer griffin is with the clinton campaign in new york tonight in chappaqua. good evening, jennifer. >> good evening. campaign aides were expecting an october surprise but not one in september. clinton's doctor says she diagnosed her with pneumonia on friday. today her doctor said she examined her again when she returned home. >> here's the statement just released by clinton's doctor. "she was put on antibiotics and
advised to rest and modify her schedule. while at this morning's event she became overheated and dehydrated. i've just examined her and she is now rehydrated and recovering nicely." . the fainting spell is a week after a coughing fit interrupted a speech hillary clinton was giving at a labor day picnic in ohio. >> every time i think of trump i get allergic. >> reporter: she told reporters it was due to allergies. >> up my antihistamine. the advice is don't talk. >> aides worked to debunk conspiracy theories about her health in recent weeks that involve suggestions that her secret service detail carried a pen for seizures that later turned out to be a flash light. her opponent has been clinton's health a campaign issue questioning her overall fitness. >> she also lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on isis
and all of the many adversaries we face. >> aides tell us tonight that secretary clinton is "fine." they are looking at her upcoming schedule. she is suppose to leave for california tomorrow. but now we're told the trip maybe in question. >> jennifer griffin live with the clinton campaign. today's literal stumble for clinton was preceded on friday by a verbal stumble that provided rhetorical ammunition for the trump campaign. john roberts is at trump tower tonight. good evening, john. >> you can bet the campaign will talk about that a lot in the coming days. we will show you what it was in just a second. for donald trump today was about one thing, remembrance. it was a moment to put politics aside. donald trump flanked by chris christie, rio de janeiro, bill de blasio, michael bloomberg and
andrew cuomo paying respect this morning. new polls show a tight race in four states. in nevada, hillary clinton up by a single point, new hampshire the same thing. good news for trump, bad news in arizona and georgia. two states reliably red for decades the race is tight. as the week begins trump will attempt to capitalize on clinton's comments at a friday fund-raiser about trump supporters. >> you could put half of trump's supporter in to what i call the basket of deplorables. >> romney got hammered for talking about 47% dependent on government. she made a statement? which she lumped together millions of americans. >> trump tweeted a response saying while many of her supporters will never vote for me i respect them all. mike pence, running mate, pounced. >> hillary, they are not a basket of anything. they are americans and they deserve your respect. >> in the two weeks left until
the first debate, trump will be playing defense on a number of points, including his praise at russian president vladimir putin. >> i think his ignorance about russia and putin are dangerous. to send the message that maybe the united states no longer stands for human rights, freedom, dignity, against aggressive behaviors. >> the trump campaign carefully steered away from comment about hillary clinton's medical issue earlier today. jennifer griffin pointed out he has in the past suggested she does not have this stamina to be president. two big events for trump tomorrow. in the afternoon he is in baltimore addressing the national guard association and then a big rally, campaign rally in asheville, north carolina in the evening. >> john roberts live outside of trump tower. thank you. >> bring in our sunday night panel. political editor of town hall.com. lisa booth, columnist with the washington examiner. and tucker carlson, host of fox
and friends week. the health issue, what happened today, how big a deal? >> first of all, on a personal level i'm pleased to see or hear that mrs. clinton is feeling better. it was a distressing video to watch. there's no getting around that. politically i think two things are at play. as this unfolded this morning i saw a lot of her supporters angrily lamenting this may fuel conspiracy theories about her health. i don't think her team served her well by whisking her away, keeping he press in the dark for 90 minutes. it was a clintonian secretive crouch that we have become accustom to. when you look at the whole situation, i think overall we saw the package there. there were two big issues this week. the health video plays more
significantly and is more lasting in the minds of persuadable voters than the basket full of deplorables comments which will play to trump's base as a motivator. for people that aren't sure it is a red flag video that is tough to watch. i think that is what sticks. >> the trials of a campaign, 18 months long or longer are tough. she was diagnosed with pneumonia on friday and on friday she ran the two-hour national security meeting, press conference, cnn tape interview, two fund-raisers including one where she said the deplorables comment and today at the 9/11 memorial. >> i think she has the constitution of a wild boor and i'm impressed but that said she can't stop lying. the team asked should we say you have pneumonia.
i'm sure it was her choice to hide it. she wants a soldier on. doesn't want to stop campaigning or fund-raising. when she nearly collapses and she would have collapsed if she wasn't held up and has to pretend it is overheating on a beautiful september day and admit it is diagnosed days ago. it looks like she is never going to tell the truth. >> both of these things, the deplorables comment and the treatment of this fit in to this narrative -- i hate the word narrative but it fits in to that clinton campaign keeping reporters and the public in the dark. >> reporters happily going along with it. it is nuts they let her keep a schedule like that. pneumonia is one of the leading killers of people over 65. you would not let a loved one keep a schedule like that with pneumonia. the press reaction here, drudge got it right, the "new york
times" got it wrong. the "washington post" was openly attacking people who bothered to ask questions about her health. >> coughing, i wrote, is not evidence enough of any major illness that clinton is assumed to be hiding. neither is feeling overheated but those two things happening within days of each other to a candidate that is 68 years old makes clinton health no longer the stuff of conspiracy theories. >> it never was. that is what is infuruating. there were physicians saying i'm not against hillary but what is this about. whenever you hear a journalist discouraging inquiry, you are listening to an advocate, not a journalist. that was uniform from the press, stop, you are helping trump, be quiet. they are not journalists anymore when they say that. >> there are calls to put detailed medical records. donald trump is going on with dr. oz this week. i'm not sure how detailed he will get but he is going on
will. >> what if donald trump released his medical records it would up the ante on hillary clinton. the problem is the narrative for hillary clinton. the problem is there are multiple things to point to. whether it is what ate peers in the fbi notes her talking about the concussion and she couldn't recall things from briefings, whether the coughing fit, whether we know she has fallen before and gotten concussions. this is part of the fathnarrati. she is starting a political week on the defense. what happens with her not attending events. the juxtaposition of donald trump hitting the trail aggressively and her not being out there will not look good. we will continue to see the narrative about her health. >> you got it in three times. all right.
all right. you are baiting me. i got it. romney, mitt romney said this in the 2012 dpan and now there are comparisons. >> there were 47% of the people -- 47% with him who believe they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to attack care of them. to believe they are entitled to health care, food, housing you name it. >> some say it is accurate and others say this caused him to lose. i put this up. this is nonscientific. this is a twitter poll. let's point that out. where does hillary clinton's basket of deplorables comment rank, 25,000 people, more than 25,000 people voted and 80% it is worse than the 47% comment. is it? >> i think they are comparable. i don't think this was a good thing for her to say.
she walked it back by apologizing for describing half of trump's supporters as these deplorable. if i am the trump campaign, i hammer away at that at rallies. i fund-raise off of it. i re remind the base repeatedly but for the rest of the electorate i'm back to the e-mail stuff that has bb grinding down her message. >> what she said you could have said a year ago in a meeting at the rnc and everyone nod. anywhere in washington her sentiments would be greeted as nonexemptional. that's the view from elite washington, new york, los angeles, to the middle of the country. everyone knows it is true. they don't even have a whole foods, are you kidding? it's the reason trump is doing
well. >> where's the race right now. >> i thif the race is doing well. i foresee anything can happen in the cycle and anything can happen at the last minute but i think it will be tight until thends. i don't see either candidate getting a lead. i think it will be very, very neck and neck. fought and won on margins. >> the press cycles are unbelievable. every day something else. >> no shortage of information. to tucker's point the problem for mitt romney was that comment was the fact that people perceived him as an elitist and the comment that he was an an elitist. it is a stupid comment for an experienced politician and feeds that perception she is an elitist and out of touch. >> much better perception.
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live in new york, solemn services today at the three locations where terrorists hit on september 11th, 2001. organizers estimate 8,000 people gathered at the lower manhattan spot where the twin towers of the world trade center once stood. they listened for nearly four hours as names were read of the almost 3,000 people who died in new york, virginia and pennsylvania. president obama was at the pentagon today. hundreds of service members, along with relatives and
survivors of that attack were on hand. american airlines flight 77 slammed in to the defense department headquarters on 9/112001, killing 184 people. for the first time, the anniversary ceremony in shanksville, pennsylvania, wugz o was held on the grounds outside of the visitors center that open lad year rather than the marble wall that runs alongside the crash site. 40 passengers and crew aboard the flight died in that crash after fighting back against the hijackers. what has the fight against terrorism looked like in the 15 years since 9/11? joining us house intelligence committee chairman nunez from california. >> pleasure to be here. >> your assess of where we are in fighting terrorists and perhaps how the threat has evolved. >> we currently face, and i keep having to say in the largest threat level since 9/11. >> the largest.
>> the largest and it keeps growing. day by day it grows because more numbers are added to the ranks of isis and al-qaeda. al-qaeda especially split. part of them became isis. for now they are the most popular. so they are adding folks. as you know, they have created a brand that young people are attracted to here in the united states. so you have radicalization of the internet that continues to add followers which has led to attacks here in the homeland. i'm really worried about the refugee flow from north africa and from syria and iraq in to europe. i think there are thousands and thousands of people we don't know about there that our allies have a real problem on their hands. >> on that front, what about the syrian refugees coming to the u.s. an donald trump, the republican nominee says that's a concern, as well. >> the house of representatives overwhelmingly agrees with that.
we passed legislation to stop the refugee program until we get it certified by the fbi director and our intelligence agencies. >> that's a weakness. >> for sure. because we can't vet the people that are coming in very well. if someone shows up with no documents and you don't know how do you ultimately find those, discover who those people are. they try to go -- and i think we do a pretty good job trying to vet but what i said and i think the congress has spoken clearly, republicans in congress have said we need to stop it right now and halt it because there's too much going on globally. the world is on fire from moor roc -- morocco to the philippines. >> this is the national security adviser after the osama bin laden raid talking about what
came out of that. >> it is the largest cache of intelligence information gotten from scene of terrorists that we know of. the size of a small college library. it will need to be assessed and analyzed. it is a treasure trove of intelligence. >> august of last year the standard wrote, the obama administration doesn't want the bin laden documents released. to date the administration has made public fewer than 150 documents out of more than a million. the administration claims the documents have been translated and exploited. we're skeptical this is the weekly standard, and these are our sources. you have been pushing for those documents. you have had some success. are you learning anything from them? >> we are learning a lot. let me start with the administration is slow rolling us on the release of those documents. originally they came out in
there were 16, 17 documents that created a false narrative of what was actually -- what bin laden was actually doing. >> in other words he was more plugged in with other groups around the world? >> right. the original documents made it look like he was not. >> lone lion in the winter was the famous headline. wa we are finding as more documents come out, we are finding that bin lad had significant ties to iran. that iran was a tunnel for al-qaeda. bin laden told his followers not to attack iranians. i think as we comb through more of these documents and they become released to the public for historians to look at, we will learn more about bin laden and it's not going to be what was presented by the administration. >> that's fascinating about iran. there were some indications and suggestions but what you are saying is iran and al-qaeda had
a symbiotic relationship? >> we know that from the few documents that have been rele e released. >> do you think iran had any tie to the 9/11 attacks? >> this gets to another subject. at the same time we have an investigation at the house intelligence committee that's been going on a long time and we have been trying to gather as many documents and reports as possible. we finally were able to receive some of the reports. what we are finding out is we are still short many of the reports that we need to actually do a full assessment. so i remain concerned that there was intelligence work done, down at centcom that the taxpayers paid for and that military officials spent a lot of time on that we do not have still at the house intelligence committee. those products were never put in to finished intelligence products. >> is your guess as to why that
happened one about the terrorist connections that the administration wanted to down play the role of al-qaeda and the significance of the terrorist threat and then two about iran that obviously this administration wanted to get an iran nuclear deal passed. is that your assumption? >> that would be speculation. i can tell you in this town where they won't give you something you have the constitutional right to have, we have the authority and clearances, all of these files should be transferred to the house intelligence committee and they are not being given to us. and they are slow rolling the public release of documents also. so if that is happening why, if there is nothing to be afraid of. we all have clearances. if you want to slow roll and not release publicly some that maybe a reason for that but you should provide them to the house intelligence committee so we can conduct an investigation. that's not happening.
>> your hope is eventually it does. >> eventually we are getting close to subpoenaing the documents. >> thank you for the time. >> my pleasure. let's get a view from the other side of the aisle. rhode island senator jack reid is ranking member of the senate armed services committee. he is joining us live. senator, thanks for being here. i want to start with what chairman nunes, i asked him your thoughts on the safety here in the u.s. 15 years after 9/11. >> institutionally the stove piping that characterized the pre-9/11 intelligence has been changed is a much more coordinated effort constitutionally. through james clapper there is an coordinated effort to bring all intelligence together not just military intelligence but fbi, et cetera. that's a step forward. i think wa we are seeing is a much more sophisticated threat. our adversaries have also
evolved. we are in a difficult, challenging environment. the one positive aspect is we are much more coordinated in terms of our intelligence efforts today in the united states. >> do you think the islamic extremists groups have expanded around the world. >> i think they have expanded in the sense that al-qaeda was a self contained high arkial organization. you have a different approach with isil, particularly which wants to dominate territory, have a governmental function. which has a very echkive and one we have to combat more effectively information campaign to influence people way beyond their actual physical control. in looking at an expansive effort geographically and in terms of cyberparticularly. that requires us to double down
our efforts to coordinate and counteract these terrorists that threaten. as devon suggests it is more critical in europe. not only their sophistication but refugees flowing there. >> when you see polls, our recent poll asked this is the u.s. safer today than before 9/11 and 54% said less safe. do you understand that feeling and feel it in rhode island? >> absolutely. i think what it reflects is, first, that even though we have taken steps to improve our intelligence gathering, even though we have been able to thwart major terrorist attacks in the united states, the fact that san bernardino happened, the fact there are incidents in paris, that goes to the public confidence. can't discount that but we have to every day, working not only in the congress but with the
administration and all agencies of the government continue to build on more coordination, more anticipation and focus on degrading as fast as we can these terrorist networks. >> as you know, there are many -- and it's election season. there are many republicans critical of the administration's efforts on this front. one of them is former new york mayor rudy giuliani. take a listen. >> they are not going away. we didn't take bin laden seriously. we are going to be in for a terrible time. >> how do you respond? >> first of all, president clinton launched an attack against bin laden with munitions in afghanistan. unfortunately we didn't get him. what happened though is in 2001 when president bush came aboard, even with the rching of richard clark, the expert on terrorism
of the threat that was not their top priority. their top priority as i witnessed from the senate is a national missile defense which is important but it was clearly not the counterterrorism that you would expect given the incidents that had already taken place. the attack from kenya and other incidents. the clinton administration physically tried to strike at bin laden to take him out. >> what about chairman nunes when he talks about the be bin laden documents. why has it taken so long to go through the treasure trove of documents as was said back then. >> obvious concern about sources and methods. i know it is repeated but it is very important to the intelligence community. they do not want to deliberately or inadvertently give clues to the other side about what they are looking at, what they found. that's the predominant reason the information is slow coming.
as the chairman pointed out, it is the responsibility of congress to get that information and the on lynn ligation of the administration. i think the administration should be prompt in delivering information. we have the responsibility to ensure it is held closely, not divulged. we do not want to be implicated in giving the other side, our adversaries any clues as to what we are up to. >> i would be remissed if i didn't ask about the story that dominated the day, hillary clinton at the 9/11 memorial and questions about her health. your thoughts about that and these calls that both candidates should release detailed medical records. >> i think her doctor was clear this afternoon saying she had been suffering from a touch of pneumonia. she receive antibiotics and because of the humidity and heat and some of my colleagues there said it was difficult to bear that she became dehydrated.
she seems phone now and will continue hear with her campaign. i think it is one of these situations where what she said is what happened. i have traveled with her as a senator to very difficult places, afghanistan, iraq, and she was something that had endurance and capacity physically to keep up. in fact keep ahead in manies acases. >> i saw one poll that said rhode island was close. do you buy that? >> i don't think so. i think we have a strong, strong support for secretary clinton. it's a place where we have strong democratic governor, strong democratic delegation and a lot of populous for it. i was at a meeting today with democrats in long island and a lot of enthusiasm for hillary and that is an example of the grass root support she enjoys
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. now our weekly installment on voter issues and the election process. on the's story is about people who went to great lengths to cast a vote more than once. aaron is in new york with that story. >> election fraud is an issue in this campaign on both sides of the aisle. tonight we look at something you would not even think could happen anymore. >> once was not in you have for pass goe parker. the tennessee man voted in the 2012 presidential election, not once, not twice, but three times in three different states. first by voting in person in springhill, tennessee. then mailing in absentee ballots in florida and north carolina. >> have to start to look at the
pattern based on zip codes. >> that's when he was uncovered by a volunteer watch dog group. >> it is too easy to vote twice. it comes down to your honor. >> the group's director says election officials should have caught parker. >> when you register in north carolina, with one social security number and in tennessee with another, that tells me that he really thought about this or perhaps was trained. >> reporter: a 2012 pugh study found a staggering number of people registered in more than one state. 2.75 million and 68,000 registered in three states. others say voter fraud is rare and the names of double voters are clerical errors or coincidences. this cases are shocking. in wisconsin, robert monroe was charged with 13 counts of election fraud. prosecutors say he voted twice in the 2012 presidential race. first by absentee ballot in wisconsin and then on election
day he drove four hours south to lebanon, indiana, where using an indiana driver's license he voted in person. in maryland, a democratic candidate for congress wendy rosen was caught. party officials say she illegal he voted twice in two states. in california, people voted twice in the presidential primary this past june said the east bay times. in three counties, 193 people voted twice. suggesting abuse statewide may run in to the thousands. >> election fraud is a crime against the entire american public. a crime against our constitution and a crime against the foundations of our nation. in new york, the center for justice called most allegations unfounded and election officials say safeguards in place but perhaps the best way to stop it is to remember when you go to the polls vote only once. >> good idea.
we will see you next week. thank you. congress is trying to beat back the clock. actually beat the clock in between summer and fall breaks. it has a couple of major goals. senior capitol hill producer tells us what they are. >> reporter: there are two issues money to combat zika and another to impeach irs commissioner. when boehner served as house speaker he employed a two step when trying to adopt must pass bills like zika funding. first a fake bill which they didn't like and the second they did like but it would appeal to president obama. the house approved a zika bill in june. senate democrats blocked the package due to planned parenthood provisions so congress is working on it again. at the same time house conservatives want to impeach house conservative. they plan to launch an effort against the wishes of republican
leaders the gop brass is worried about the precedent. the last time it happened was in 1876. house leaders could refer the resolution to the judiciary committee for debate or kill it outright and that would infuriate conservatives. >> thank you. >> millennials are surpassed baby boomers as america's largest generation of voters. a pugh research analysis released earlier this year indicates there are 75.4 million millennials defined as people ages 13 to 34. that surpasses baby boomers who number just under 75 million. many of those millennials were barely in first grade when 9/11 happened. their feelings about that day are shaped by the events that followed. we talked to some who will be voting for the first time in this year's presidential
election. >> right now for presidents i'm very much undecided. this will be my first time voting for president. >> i remember very little. >> i was in preschool and teachers started crying. >> the shock and fear that came from living in conservative military town, rooting for the department of defense, 9/11 really seared in to my soul. >> a lot of people today don't remember what that was like to have been attacked on american soil. >> i didn't know what it was like before 9/11. >> for me national security, homeland security are the most important issues to me. >> we had a lot of acts of terror instilled in the understanding of the importance of national security at a very early age. >> it is at every issue i look at, whether that is immigration, whether we accept syrian
refugees, how we deal with threats abroad. >> i think it is a tough question to assess who i trust the most with national security. >> i believe in hillary a little bit more than trump. it's hard to say. i think right now i'm lesser of two evils. >> hillary wants to continue obama's policies of just doing drone strikes which isn't going to defeat terrorism. >> i would say hillary because trump has no idea what he is doing. >> even gary johnson, who a lot of people have been looking to as an alternative just recently asked what is aleppo. >> i think the nation is more safe. i think president bush did an excellent job the day following, the years following. >> we have a bigger target on our backs because we have have been doing so many things with the middle east. >> the focus of both parties on the anniversary of 9/11 should be commemorating and educating.
there are heros who survived the attacks and heros who died during the attacks that people should learn about. it could solely be remembering those who died. >> in a recent fox poll, voters trust hillary clinton over donald trump to do a better job on terrorism by margin of 49 to 46 percent. as you see there within the margin of error. next up the other 9/11 anniversary. the benghazi attack. we will talk one on one with congressman . ♪
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when she is asked about benghazi an confronted about questions about benghazi says this -- >> after two years and $7 million spent by the benghazi committee out of taxpayer funds, it had to today report it had found nothing. >> well, she's just wrong. the previous committees were wrong. the previous committees never bothered to look at why not a single wheel was turning toward our folks during benghazi in the attack. the arb didn't look at the department of defense. the notion the arb somehow unlocked all of the mystery of benghazi is bluster, which she picked the members of. i get that's their talking point. i would have rather gone first than sixth in terms of
investigating it, but it's without contradiction that our committee learned new information that the family members are grateful for. i get it doesn't fit her political narrative but there's no question that there was new chris stevens' e-mails and oh by the way hers, too. >> for the people at home who say, okay, the investigation happens. maybe there are new nuggets but what is the end result here? what happens at the end? >> people don't like it when folks aren't held accountable, and folks in my line of work need to do a better job saying what the limits are accountability. i can't put anybody in jail for anything. that was my old job. i shine the hot white light of scrutiny and you can make up your mind whether this person warranted a promotion or running the state department. none of the other committees looked at benghazi from pillar to post. we did. they can minimize the new facts that we found.
i think the reality that not a single asset was ever headed towards our folks in benghazi is a really big deal for the world's most powerful military. that was the new. the fact that gadhafi loyalists rescued us. that's a really big deal. i also think the heroism and the ingenuity of the folks in tripoli contrasted, bret, remember, this 7:30 p.m. white house meeting, nobody knew about that until we investigated benghazi. when i hear folks talking about changing uniform and whether we heard the feelings, all of that came from our investigation. folk who is are looking far smoking gun, it's not a gun case. it's a fire case. so, you're not going to find a smoking gun. >> you mentioned hillary clinton and libya. she was asked in the commander in chief forum this past week about libya. >> i put together a coalition that included nato, included
arab league and we were able to save lives. we did not lose a single american in that action. >> boy, that would be news to ty wood's widow i talked to just yesterday. it would be news to ty woods' mom who i stay in contact with and his father. it would be news to chris stevens' family. four americans lost their lives and if it wasn't for the valor and the heroism of folks in tripoli, more americans would have lost their lives and if it hadn't been for gadhafi loyalists, the guy she takes credit for toppling rescuing our folks it could have been a slaughter. i don't know what the hell she is talking about saying no americans lost their lives. she is welcome to take credit for the intervention if she wants to but with that comes the responsibility of what happened afterward. libya is unmitigate e ed di e d
>> the e-mail issue comes from your investigation. >> yes, sir. >> the fbi and the decision, jim comey's defending decision not to move forward with prosecution. you talked about when's in the new notes and when's not. the lack of curiosity of intent. we know that two blackberries destroyed, 11 others missing. couldn't fine the laptop and real questions. your thoughts on where this goes? >> bret, it is hard to prove intent. in this particular statute, you have to prove gross negligence and you know director comey said he read into that an intent. just so you know, i intend to do this. that never happens. you have to prove it by circumstantial evidence. consciousness of guilt. how do you prove that? destruction of evidence.
the fact that you concealed it for however many years. the e-mails con creoled for however many years and asking for them back, she had her lawyers, not government lawyers, not government -- her lawyers went through and decided what you can and cannot see and then even when they missed about 15,000 and then they decided to apply bleach bit. not a delete button. to what they claim are yoga e-mails. >> are you accusing the fbi of conspiracy, of collusion with the administration, of not doing their job? >> i'm a big fan of the fbi. probably biassed toward the fbi based on my previous job. fidelity, bravery and integrity. those three words do not schedule the release of documents on the friday before a
holiday. fidelity, bravery and integrity doesn't have a press conference the day after july 4th. they release all of the documents, not just her 302. but all of the witness documents and let all of us including you judge the thoroughness of the investigation. i like the fbi. i'm disappointed that the fbi in my judgment looked at this case through a political prism. i believe if it's hillary jones, the analysis would have been different and my great fear in life, what happens in the presidential election, we can survive bad presidents, we can survive good presidents. what we can't survive is this notion there's a two-track justice system based 0 whan your last name is. that we cannot survive. i'm afraid they applied a different standard because of who she was. >> thank you as always. >> yes, sir. >> back with some final thoughts after a quick break. (announcer vo) that's right, keep rockin'.
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day that i was called up from atlanta to report at the pentagon. i never left. thank you to all of those who have kept us safe ever since. thank you for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this special report. fair, balanced and still afraid. special interview tomorrow. today our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came you should attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror. >> well, it was a