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by customs 2014 upon his return to the u.s. 14 month trip to pack stance. customs sent that information onto the fbi. just months later. rahami's father would report him to the fbi saying he was a possible terrorist. speaking to the associated press, rahami's father said his son underwent a personality change after visiting afghanistan and pakistan. last week's bombings in new york and new jersey injured 31 people. rahami remains hospitalized. a story now we first brought to you last night an internal obama administration email shows immigration officials could literally be working overtime to swear in as many new citizens before november as possible. senior correspondent adam housley reports on whether the administration is trying to stack the votes this election season. department of homeland security something accused of election year immigration push that could create thousands of new voters. in a letter written by
republican senators ron johnson of risk and chuck grassley of iowa addressed jay johnson the senators question u.s. citizenship and immigrations email sent to the houston field office encouraging staff to work overtime and weekends saying in part, quote: the field office due to the election year needs to process as many of their n 400 cases between now and 2016. on the campaign trail senator johnson says the maneuver is very suspicious. >> if they are starting to prioritize citizenship prior to an election, it tells you something. i think you can make certain assumptions. you know, other applications for other types of visas and the other things that ucis processes are going to be lower priority. >> retired ice agent arnold goes a bit further. >> new citizens tend to vote democrat. and, you know, that's the motivation for doing. this it's politically motivated. >> in response to the
senator's letter, and inquiries from fox news summer. scis said anticipated a spike in applications this year as we usually see in an election year. but the increase in n-400 applications has exceeded expectations. us-cis has increased increased work loads and authorized overtime for many offices. this comes just days after the revelation that poor management of fingerprint records allowed hundreds of people to wrongfully obtain citizenship despite documented risk and detore station orders. >> it really does make you wonder what is a priority when i believe the priority should definitely be national and homeland security. >> grassley report this last happened in the re-election of bill clinton in 1996. back then a congressional investigation found more than 180,000 applications were approved without any fingerprint checks, 80,000 of those had criminal records. bret? >> adam, thank you. a computer hacker who essentially gave isis a hit
list of government employees was sentenced to 20 years in prison today. a native of kosovo the first person convicted in the u.s. of both computer hacking and terrorism charges. he admitted to hacking a private company and pulling out the names of about 1300 people with.gov and dot min addresses. the islamic state published the names with a threat to attack. at today's sentencing the 20-year-old said he was sorry for what he did. syrian government forces continue to drop bombs on rebel-held districts in aleppo after an effort to salvage a u.s. and russian backed cease-fire has failed. residents and activists say the bombing has been unprecedented. targeting residential areas and civil defense centers. human rights group said at least 27 civilians, including three children were killed in about 30 raids over the past couple of days. 15 years after the 9/11 attacks, coalition forces
are still on the hunt for al qaeda leaders that according to the top commanders in afghanistan. army general john nickel son also said today the taliban controls about 10% of the country's population. and at least another 25% is being contested by insurgents and of a gaggle forces. now back to the election. immigrants and retirees could be a big factor in november's election in the battleground state of florida. key battleground. right now the real clear politics average of pollsh justt a tenth of a percentage point lead in the sunshine state. correspondent phil keating reports from florida tonight on the two voting groups that could decide who gets the state's 29 electoral votes in november. >> a show of happened, who is voting for donald trump? >> in battleground swing state florida. >> i'm voting for hillary. >> the stage is set for another tense election night. and in this tight race, two groups look to play a critical role. hispanic and white retirees. >> life in the villages.
>> june penfold is one of the state's growing number of arrivals in florida's retirement community the villages. where trumped out golf carts spin through the main square. >> i'm voting for donald trump because i do believe that he can stop the terror in the united states. he can revitalized economy. he can make america great again. >> a vote for donald trump. >> i cannot vote for hillary clinton. >> trump's strength with florida's older white voters is being countered in central florida's i-4 corridor where jennifer just opened her latin cafe. >> i'm voting for hillary because i'm all about the woman power. i'm all about women doing changes and i believe that us women are very important and i know that she can be one of the presidents that will make changes. >> florida has seen a surge of nearly 300,000 hispanics in the past throw years. many of whom are puerto
ricos. meet a national civic association said it has already registered nearly 30,000 voters this year. >> no matter how you slice it, florida gives a big advantage to whoever wins it. >> university of moim's joe offers this formula for victory. >> trump needs to go after older cubans. because that's where he is going to have a strong advantage over hillary clinton. hillary clinton is going to have to target non-cuban and younger cuban voters where she has an advantage. >> and voter turnout will be crucial. >> exactly how tight is florida? well, as a rule, extremely. in the past throw elections, that's two governor's races and the 2012 presidential race, the winner has won with just 1% of the votes all three times. bret? phil keating at the villages in florida. phil, thank you. i think that's america's friendliest hometown. the markets close the week in the red. the dow lost 131. the s&p 512. the nasdaq lost 34.
for the week, each of the three parkts rose for the second straight week. the dow was up. 08 percentage points. the nasdaq and s&p went up 1.2%. the first museum dedicated to african-american history will officially open saturday in washington, d.c. and today, president obama welcomed the news. >> this is about people who for more than a century advocated and organized and raised funds and donated artifacts so that the story of the african-american experience could take its rightful place in our national memory. >> president obama is, of course, featured at the new smithsonian museum along with exhibits on slavery, the civil war, and pop culture. i got a chance to get a sneak peek last night and then i talked about the opening with the museum's associate director for curator yawl affairs dr. rex ellis. >> so this has been a long
time coming. how long? >> 100 years. it began 1915 when civil war soldiers were just wondering what could take place that would be a memorial to the memory of the work and experiences of african-americans during the civil war. it started. it stopped. it started. it stopped. they created this document called the time has come. it was a document that was -- impressive enough that it convinced president george w. bush to sign in legislation in 2003. >> what does it mean, do you think, for african-americans but also for this country to have this? >> it means that the african-american journey is now a part of the nation's master narrative. it is now part of the story
that is told to everyone to wants to understand what it means to be american. >> you see the images through the windows, a lens of the washington monument and the white house. but, through the prism of the african-american experience, if you will? >> absolutely right. we have a variety of things that is a point-counter point that helps visitors understand that african-americans have been a part of the discussion of what the constitution means. >> it stands as a contrast even if its -- the way it's formed and its color on the mall. it's interesting to see an aerial of th alley of the museum itself. >> the design of the museum, we hope, suggests resiliency, suggests uplift, and that that skull turley design, which creates the
sort of carona, that we call for the museum, is an homage to black's crafts men that used iron work as an esthetic craft to create art as well as function. >> one of the we elements there in the museum that you would point somebody to? >> we're proud of this 76-ton railroad car. visitors will have an opportunity to go to the train and go through the train so that they can see how the train was sort of redesigned in the 194s 0 to show a side that was seeing gre gaited. it's about learning but also looking at with your own eyeballs harriett tubman's hymnal. looking with your own eyes at her shaul that was a gift of queen victoria. to look at net turner's bike. it is seeing history up
close and personal. this experience is won that i believe, no matter who they are or what background they come from, they are going to find a bit of themselves in the national museum of african-american history and culture. >> having been there, check it out if you are in washington, d.c. the newest museum on the national mall. five immunity deals granted in the investigation of the hillary clinton's private email set-up. that plus all the days news. our panel weighs in on the optics next.
he will come and endorse just because he has no choice. >> well, he did, ted cruz endorsing donald trump today saying he will vote for him and he are wants you to voted for him in a facebook post after saying after many months of consideration and prayer and conscience i have decided on election day i will vote for the republican nominee donald trump. he says he made that pledge. is he sticking to it he finishes saying our country is in crisis. hillary clinton is man nestle unfit to be president and her policies would harm millions of americans. donald trump is the only thing standing in her way. a year ago i pledged to endorse the republican nominee and i'm honoring that commitment. if you don't want to see a hillary clinton presidency, i encourage you to vote for him. now, on background, officials will tell you that one of the main reasons he did this was because of the move the trump campaign made to expand the supreme court justice possibilities to include senator mike lee and the pledge that donald trump would only pick from the list that is expanded as of
today that includes senator mike lee. now, the trump response to the endorsement i am greatly honored by the endorsement of senator cruz. we have fought the battle and tough and brilliant opponent. i look forward to work with him for many years to come in order to make america great again. bring in panel lisa booth columnist with the examiner. david catanese and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. i mean, david, obviously we could play sound bite after sound bite of these two going at it, especially toward the end. how big a deal is this? >> i think it's a bigger deal for ted cruz's future than anything that will happen in this current cycle. two things change since ted cruz defy donald trump at his own convention until now besides the mike lee ad which i'm a little cynical about. the two things that i really think move ted cruz is he is in trouble in his home state in texas in a re-election battle where he is now behind rick perry if he were to challenge him in the
texas senate primary and tied with the castro brother. the other thing that's happened is that donald trump is in a much better position to win the presidency now. so i think cruz was always caught between a rock and hard place and he, for his future, for him to have a future in the senate or to run for the white house between he had to get on board. >> lisa, mike pence? vice presidential nominee met with cruz here in washington. and apparently that's where this kind of deal started. >> well, i think another thing that happened as well was the backlash that senator cruz faced, particularly from one of his biggest donors robert mercer. i also have to imagine that might have helped move him along in this direction as well. secondly, i think as donald trump improves in the polls he doesn't approve in the polls led headed toward election day you will see a lot more republicans like ted cruz holding out potentially come and support donald trump. this most certainly helps donald trump. not only does it make him look strong in the sense that senator ted cruz vehemently opposed him in
the speech before the republican national convention has now come around but also helps him in his effort to try to coalesce the republican base and support what he has been struggling with. >> you know, though, the polls seemed to have changed recently. our state polls, some national polls now have it at 93, 94, 95% of republicans saying they are certain they are going to vote for donald trump. so, coalescing the conservative base, obviously a concern, but this helps with that. >> it does help. but i think david is right. this is about cruz much more than it is about trump. and when he says it makes him a little cynical, i would have to say that that's an understatement. should make you very cynical. i love the way that cruz said after searching his conscience. whenever a politician says he is searching his conscience, can you assume it was a quick search of a very small space i'm not saying anything personal about cruz. but, remember, he and trump were the outsiders. and what was their calling card from the very
beginning? we don't act like the washington insiders. we don't scratch each other's back. we speak our conscience. et. well, it turns out in the end that they do what you would expect of any other candidates which is why -- i mean, i don't denounce them or deplore what they are doing here. this is business as usual. but weren't they the candidates who were against the business as usual? and i like trump's line. his line where he says we fought the battle. he was a tunks brilliant opponent. at the time he was a tough and lying opponent. and now, apparently, he is a brilliant opponent. this is politics. this is exactly what you would. but it is not how they sell themselves. >> as i said we could play sound bite after sound bite from the primaries. i want to turn to this other story. that is the immunity deal given to five people tied to the clinton email investigation including hillary clinton's former chief of staff cheryl mills. here is the house government
oversight committee chairman. >> this is not >> and just to be clear the doj gives this immunity at the beginning of this, and then, obviously, the fbi does not get to the place where they're going to prosecute. >> and i think the real problem for people watching at home is that why would you have to give immunity to people if there is nothing to hide here. if everyone could come out and be transparent about the process, critics would say why did immunity have to be granted? cheryl mills is getting a
lot of the press on this because she was the chief of staff. but this brian pagliano, who deleted the emails, that's the most fascinating. this is the guy that deleted emails and then mislead congress about it. he initially said he didn't -- then went back and had to change his testimony. so i feel like this guy really felt he was in hot water and then he had to follow an order later on to use a special program and prove all the emails are gone. >> so is the bleach bit guy on this list and, remember, that these people don't have security clearance and they were dealing with classified emails on this server, lisa. >> it raises a whole host of questions. particularly, too. these are going to be the folks that are going to serve with hillary clinton in her administration if she becomes president of the united states. cheryl mills. >> huma abedin. increased scrutiny or should be increased scrutiny about cheryl mills and huma abedin and what role they played and cheryl mills and her work with the clinton foundation while serving at
the clinton foundation or huma abedin who worked at the clinton foundation, the state department and -- as well it raises a lot of questions about that. it also puts comey, fbi director comey in the hot seat who is coming before congress next week and sort of his violation and his discretion and his investigation. it raises a lot of questions that i'm sure are going to be brought to the forefront next week. >> in fact, charles, late today, 5:30 we get another document dump from the fbi about these interviews. these 02 interviews. we are going through them to see what's in them. this is kind of a thing that happens. this document dump. it's traditional in washington. for the fbi to say they are being this investigation, that doesn't appear to be true. >> something ironic is happening. it's not just we got used to a year of the drip, drip, drip for hillary's reputation. to be who are necessity, transparency, et cetera. now that is happening to comey's reputation. he came in to this as a
shining night for what he had done in the reagan years. especially if you do something that appears to be sort of against the consensus you get to be a washington hero. but playing off that everything that we have seen since the press conference where he said he wasn't going to prosecute, makes you wonder what in god's name is going on. if the watergate inquiry had been handled the way that this is, giving out immunity, allowing the witness, the sort of the coconspirator, if you like, to act as the principle's lawyer as cheryl mills was, it is truly scandalous. and because it's an election year, and this is all going to be swept away. if she wins, nobody will remember it. and if she loses, nobody will care. >> see how much is covered. it's a big story. next up, the fight between coming and the administration of the 9/11 bill and winners and losers.
president obama's 12 veto. this of the 9/11 bill called jasta. here's what's in the veto letter that comes along with the veto. i have deep sympathy for the families of the victims of the terrorist attacks of september 11th, 2001, who have suffered grievously. my administration, therefore, remains resolute in its commitment to assist these families in their pursuit of justice and do whatever we can to prevent another attack in the united states. enacting this law, jasta in to law, however, would neither protect americans from terrorist attacks nor improve the effectiveness of our response to such attacks. the jasta would be detrimental to u.s. national interests more broadly which is why i'm returning it without my approval. the 9/11 families weighed in soon after that veto.
we are outraged and dismayed at the president's veto of jasta and unconvincing and unsupportable reasons he offers as explanation. no matter how much the saudi lonnieing and propaganda machine may argue otherwise, jasta is a narrowly drawn statute that long standing principles enjoyed bipartisan support for decades. it will deter terrorism and hold accountable those nations that support and fund it we are deeply grateful for the support jasta has in congress and we look forward to the senate and the house overriding this veto. we're back with our panel. it would be, if as expected, the first override of a veto forpresident obama. >> which would be ironic. i think he is right on this issue. i have sympathy for the families. this is not the way to get redress. we have this obsession with legalism. this is a foreign policy. military issue. and the fact that so many of our former diplomats have said this is a mistake and the reason is we are the
foremost diplomatic power on earth. we have the most stakes. the most embassies, the most people working, operating abroad. they are going to be harassed in the long one. this would be really detrimental. >> david, this does not go along party lines, senator schumer, others, nancy pelosi have said they are supporting the 9/11 families. some democrats are saying they can't do it. >> here is an issue where hillary clinton and donald trump are united. they are against the president on this. >> >> frankly, if you point to the foreign policy establishment, former kevin's secretaries, attorney generals, they are with obama. obama rolled out william cohen. the former bush attorney general. a lot of people that said, look, if this is wrong, because it sets a precedent of possible reciprocity that iraq could then pass a law and allow their citizens to sue us for crimes. >> the family's attorneys dispute that but in practice, there will be a -- something push back overseas. lisa? >> well, i think politically, it looks bad
for the obama ha administration, essentially giving the appearance of siding with saudi arabia over the 9/11 victims and it also could give republicans their first win, overriding the veto. from a policy standpoint do i think there are a lot of questions that been raised particularly by chairman thorn berry today asserting a letter to republican colleagues against jasta and expressing the same concerns that charles just laid out and david laid out as well as the administration laid out. it's to be determined to see what happens with this. >> we'll follow it closely and keep track of the vote. quickly, winners and losers. charles? >> winner, vladimir putin and bashar assad. they commit an open overt out and out war crime. the bombing of convoys, bringing relief into aleppo. they get away with it and they are now cease-fire is over. they are now launching a final assault on the rebels in aleppo again scot-free. my loser would be john kerry for negotiating this deal. but is he retiring the trophy for loserdom.
i have to give it to somebody else. i give it to barack obama. his u.n. speech was really disappointing. it shows after two terms, he learned nothing and he forgot nothing. >> winner then loser. >> winner senator elizabeth warren for her savage grilling of the wells fargo ceo this week up on capitol hill. i think no matter what party you are in, i think it's god to see that occur. i think it interest in two dull topics congressional hearings and the banking system. you can learn a lot from that hearing. the loser ted cruz he upset the trump folks upset in the republican national convention be remembered. now he has his own people mad at him because of getting on board with trump. >> winner and then loser. >> winner zach galfainakas his interview was hilarious and how he could reach her email hilarious. the loser city of charlotte is burning without the full
results of the case fully presented without the facts of the case being out there. businesses being burned and reports that 75% or 70% of those arrested have come from outside the city. >> i will say that last night was a lot more calm than the previous two nights. and we will see what happens tonight with the release of that video. did you have something? >> no. >> that's it for the panel. when we return, your friday feedback.
finally on the president's veto of the 9/11 bill, should it, in fact, be made into law with an override of that veto. thank you forever weighing in for your friday feedback. we do it every friday. don't forget sunday, we head to hofstra in new york before, yes, the big debate. we have two shows, two special reports on sunday. 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. from hofstra, previewing the debate and we have full coverage on monday.
it's going to be the political super bowl. i guarantee. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. "on the record kelly file after the debate 11:00 p.m. for wrap-up and analysis. see you then. tonight the obama years have been disastrous for the country, especially for african-american but believe it or not democrats still feel entitled to their vote. >> i consider it a personal insult to my legacy if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election. >> donald trump thinks it's time for a change, a big change. >> african-american communities have suffered under democratic control. >> african-americans are getting crushed by the obama economy. >> nearly four in ten african-american children live in poverty. 58% of african-american y