Skip to main content

tv   Americas Newsroom With Bill Hemmer and Martha Mac Callum  FOX News  September 28, 2016 6:00am-8:01am PDT

6:00 am
>> well joining us tomorrow president bush will be joining us live. >> he has a brand new book out. it will be fantastic. we'll have dr. marc siegel. he will spend some quality time with president bush doing some mountain biking. bill: guys, thank you. watch the screen. only moments away from fbi director james comey back on the hot seat today on capitol hill. he will face lingering questions about the hillary clinton server investigation and the immunity agreement that have been handed out as one lawmaker put it like candy. very busy day on the hill. live events on the morning. i'm bill hemmer. big welcome to money. melissa: i love it when you say that i'm melissa francis in for martha maccallum. fbi director james comey expected to face a slew of questions focusing on his agency's decision to grant immunity to so many of hillary clinton staffers including her former chief of staff, cheryl mills and as well as the tech aide who allegedly wiped
6:01 am
clinton's server clean. we remember that. bill: a lot going on there. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge live outside of the hearing room. let's start with you. it is about to begin. what expand we expect? reporter: thank you, bill, and good morning. for some republicans more they learn about the email investigation the more they openly question whether there was any serious intent to bring criminal charges against clinton and her aides. the latest revelation five people were granted limited immunity deals from the justice department only reinforced that view. those deals went to former state department employee who silenced criticism within the department about clinton's email practices, two i.t. specialists as well as two aides who are very close to mrs. clinton. lawmakers are expected to be very focused on the deal cut with former chief of staff at the state department with clinton cheryl mills. in exchange for her deal she gave the fbi access to her laptop computer. on the hill yesterday fbi direct
6:02 am
door james comey was defensive. was she secretary clinton's lawyer in her interview with her and is ha irregular? >> my understanding. she was acting a member of the legal team. not irregular. not fib we's job who can be in voluntary interview. there are ethical cannons that govern lawyers but we don't police that. reporter: three lawmakers watch today not only sit on the house judiciary committee but sit on the oversight committee which is investigating whether hillary clinton lied to congress in her testimony about the email practices as well as benghazi celebrity committee. they include republican congressman jason chaffetz, trey gowdy as well as jim jordan. democrats on this committee consistently said this is basically a dead issue. the fbi investigation is closed. there was no basis, bill, for any criminal charges in this case. bill: catherine, thank you. that is a preview now. the hearing about to get underway.
6:03 am
we'll be watching. thank you, catherine. few moments ago talking to the chairman of that committee, bob goodlatte, what he is planning to ask the fbi director and how he plans to drill down. that is coming up in a few minutes. that hear something on standby. as we say, hang on. melissa: meanwhile donald trump is set to speak live in chicago at the top of the hour. both candidates not surprisingly claiming victory in monday night's debate. hillary says trump showed he was unprepared. while trump says he had his eyes on the future. >> i watched her and she was stuck in the past. for 90 minutes on issue after issue, hillary clinton defended the terrible status quo while i laid out our plan, all of us together to bring jobs, security, and prosperity back to the american people. melissa: senior national correspondent john roberts is
6:04 am
live in chicago. john, trump got some support today from an unexpected circle. reporter: he did. yeah, melissa, good morning to you. big postdebate boom for donald trump. bush family made no secret of distaste for donald trump. bush 41 saying he will probably vote for hillary clinton but late last night the trump campaign revealed that 50 bush alumni decided to come out and -- donald trump. some of the people who were on -- former secretary of defense donald rumsfeld. former spokesman, ari fleischer. john ashcroft, the attorney general. elaine cho, and tommy thompson former governor of wisconsin who was agriculture secretary in the bush administration. for his part, donald trump back on campaign trail, back on message last evening after sort of lashing out in many different directions yesterday. doing postdebate relitigation, talking about potential problems with the microphone. he had problems with the
6:05 am
moderator as well and miss venezuela. in big rally on the coast in melbourne, donald trump keeping aim focused on hillary clinton. saying she was virtually incompetent as secretary of state and boldly predicting victory on november the 8th. here is trump from last night. >> we're going to do something that has never been done before, never. [cheering] and we're going to get rid of, we're going to get rid of that crooked woman. she is a crooked woman. she is a very, very dishonest woman. reporter: another big boost for trump up in the fund-raising front. melissa, in the 24 hours after the debate raising some $18 million. that will go a long way to fighting this battle for him in the next six weeks. melissa. melissa: john robert, thank you so much for that. bill: verbal jabs exchanged since first debate, trump saying he was holding back during that
6:06 am
debate and will not next time. >> for 90 minutes, i watched her very carefully, and i was also holding back. i didn't want to do anything to embarass her. she bragged about how she traveled all over the world, and that's true. she traveled all over the world, and you know what it got us? nothing. bill: chris stirewalt, our digital politics editor and i'll tell you what, and i will tell you what. good morning to you. >> good morning, brother. bill: you heard from john roberts. what do you think is the best argument, the best theme from both over how they tried to shape their message over the last 36 hours? >> coming out of the debate hillary clinton had it easy because she did better than he did in the debate. she said i'm great he stinks. she may get overconfident in the real time where she did the shimmy and slightly mocking or
6:07 am
taunting way about her. that is not good for her. she can not handle a lead. one thing demonstrated with her as candidate over time, she is not good at being the front-runner. she is good when she is running scared. for trump it has been more complicated. they had to do phony baloney internet contests they say are polls and winning. they try to say we're winning. what we're doing do, i was holding back. we didn't win because i held back and now i'm going to be ready next time so that i can really drop the hammer on her. something you say, when you don't win a debate, this one wasn't a blowout but he didn't win it. when you don't win, the best thing you can probably do is move on, right? best thing get on the next thing. bill: some people shouldn't be hard, that's what he said yesterday morning. ari fleischer is one of those who wishes he would hold back. good luck with that this is what he told hannity last night. >> i would like to see him do in the next debate, sean. cool it down a notch. >> really? >> i thought hillary came across
6:08 am
as calm and cool. trump came across as hot and she got to him and needled him. bill: that all may be true but trump attraction because of his personality. >> but people attracted to trump and hot personality, they're with him no matter what. get worrying about the daggone base. he has got them. they have been with him thick and thin. they stuck around and love him enough or hate hillary clinton enough. they will stay with him. ari fleischer is 100% right. donald trump needs to be calm, cool collected at next debate. needs to prosecute the case against hillary clinton not with anger, not with contempt for her, but with, not with regret almost. he needs to be, he needs to be sorry how bad she is. he needs to be sorry about the state of the country and feel bad about it and present himself as reasonable choice to fix it. it won't work to get mad. bill: a lot of time to chew this cud, right? hillary clinton in new hampshire
6:09 am
with bernie sanders giving out free college. keep an eye on that -- that's true. as they search for the millenial vote. >> and you get a diploma. and you get a diploma. bill: see you later. melissa: israel mourning today the death of one of its giants. former president and prime minister shimon peres passing away at the age of 93. he won a nobel peace prize after forging a peace deal with yasser arafat. just one of many honors he achieved for his country. hillary clinton putting out joint statement, he was a genius with a big heart who used his gifts to imagine a future of reconciliation, not conflict. george h.w. bush and barbara bush adding, it was by his inate humanity, his decency, that shimon inspired the world over and helped pave a path to peace
6:10 am
broad enough that future generations will walk it one day side by side. we'll have more on the life of shimon peres plater on in the hour. bill: he did so much and tried to do so much more. what a life. melissa: absolutely. a long life. bill: ten minutes past the hour now. a lot of breaking news this hour. questioning of fbi director almost about to get underway. we'll bring you latest on that. there will be headlines from this hearings, melissa. we'll get back to that in a moment. melissa: he'll hear live from donald trump speaking in chicago at the top. hour. trump saying he got a raw deal in the debate. did he? we'll debate that. bill: despite that, trump supporter newt gingrich clearly won the night. doesn't listen to the iyis. who is in that wasket? melissa: i know. bill: we'll tell you. >> the entire clinton case he is incapable being president died
6:11 am
somewhere on that stage. you're not a cook, if you don't cook. you're not a firefighter, if you don't fight fires. or a coach, if you don't coach. and you can't be our leader, if you don't lead. our next president needs to take action on social security, or future generations could lose up to $10,000 a year. we're working hard, what about you? hey candidates, do your jobs. keep social security strong. even if you're trying your best.be a daily struggle, along with diet and exercise, once-daily toujeo® may help you control your blood sugar. get into a daily groove. ♪ let's groove tonight. ♪ share the spice of life. ♪ baby, from the makers of lantus®, ♪ slice it right. toujeo® provides blood sugar-lowering activity for 24 hours and beyond, ♪ we're gonna groove tonight. proven blood sugar control all day and all night, and significant a1c reduction. toujeo® is used to control high blood sugar in adults
6:12 am
. . rd insulin. rd insulin. don't use toujeo® to treat diabetic ketoacidosis, during episodes of low blood sugar or if you're allergic to insulin. allergic reaction may occur and may be life threatening. don't reuse needles or share insulin pens, even if the needle has been changed. the most common side effect is low blood sugar, which can be serious and life threatening. it may cause shaking, sweating, fast heartbeat, and blurred vision. check your blood sugar levels daily. injection site reactions may occur. don't change your dose of insulin without talking to your doctor. tell your doctor about all medicines you take and all your medical conditions. taking tzds with insulins, like toujeo®, may cause heart failure that can lead to death, even if you've never had heart failure before. don't dilute or mix toujeo® with other insulins or solutions as it may not work as intended and you may lose blood sugar control, which could be serious. find your rhythm and keep on grooving. ♪ let's groove tonight. ask your doctor about toujeo®. ♪share the spice of life. ♪
6:13 am
6:14 am
when this busy family... ...got a cracked windshield... ...their dad went to the new safelite-dot-com... ...and scheduled a replacement... ...in just a few clicks. with safelite you don't have to miss a thing. y'all did wonderful! thank you. (girls sing) safelite repair, safelite replace. bill: as expected fbi director james comey's hear something now underway. that is the chairman bob goodlatte talking about terror and why the fbi also those to offer immunity to former hillary clinton aides. trey gowdy said this about that on our program earlier in the month. >> they gave immunity to the very person you would most want
6:15 am
to prosecute, which is the person who destroyed official public records after there was a subpoena and after there was a preservation order. we need to ask the fbi what kind of immunity did you give, and why did you give it to the triggerman? why did you give it to the person who actually destroyed government documents? bill: that will clearly be an issue today. i spoke with congressman bob goodlatte, chair of the committee a bit earlier this morning right here. sir, thank you for your time. the hearing now underway on the hill. what do you hope to learn today? >> well, bill, it's great to be with you and your viewers. what we hope to learn today is what has happened since the hearing we held in july with director comey which came right on the heels of his press conference in which he announced a number of findings where former secretary of state hillary clinton had not complied with the law, had violated the espionage act. at the end i was expecting to
6:16 am
hear a there for there will be a prosecution. instead i heard a however. we asked him to come to the committee the following week. he did some we asked him more questions then. as we did so it became very apparent his testimony before the committee and his findings that he set forth in his news conference did not match up with the testimony under oath of secretary clinton. bill: what aspect of that testimony? >> well there were four specific aspects of that testimony regarding her knowledge of and her use of the emails server and we referred those to the director about three days after the hearing. chairman chaffetz and i sent that letter. we have not the heard back from the united states attorney for the district of columbia or the fbi director since that referral was made. bill: so today is the day then but you have self document dumps from the fbi since then,
6:17 am
including one friday afternoon and you have immunity deals handed out. >> we do. we'll be asking about those. bill: what is the significance do you believe now based on what you know about the immunity that was given? >> well, first of all, we have very serious concerns about why some of these immunities were granted, particularly with regard to cheryl mills, who was granted immunity, witnessnity rr her laptop, at the same time she was then permitted to go into the interview that the fbi conducted with secretary clinton as her attorney. that is an astonishing conflict of interest to allow a witness to be in the room when the target of the investigation is being questioned about this. bill: another topic, isis, the fight here at home and overseas. he said this recently. >> they will not all die on the battlefield in syria and iraq. there will be a terrorist diaspora sometime in the next
6:18 am
two to five years like we've never seen before. we must prepare ourselves and our allies, especially in western europe to confront that threat. bill: how are we preparing ourselves, sir? >> well, that is another question that will be asked to the director. we're obviously seeing precursor of that with attacks in new york, new jersey, minnesota, following on heels of attacks in san bernardino, california, and orlando, florida. i think the fbi handled these matters in a credible fashion. we want to make sure they have resources they need going forward but we also want to hear more about the diaspora because we have complained about that, based upon previous testimony of director comey, who said that we could not today adequately vet people coming from syria as refugees or in other capacities because of the disarray in the country. you can't get information. you can't talk to witnesses and so on. yet the obama administration has
6:19 am
put the pedal to the metal accelerated bringing syrian refugees into the united states. very concerned about the national security threats of the future but even more concerned about what is going on right now. bill: chairman, thank you for your time. we're watching and listening from here in new york. bob goodlatte there on the hill. thank you, sir. >> thank you, bill. melissa: boy a lot to get to there. so we are waiting to hear from donald trump just minutes from now. he has been taking some heat for comments he made about a former miss universe. we'll talk about whether it is all getting blown out of proportion. bill: today there are wildfires scorching central california. firefighters working to contain the massive flames, rather. we'll get you there live to see how it is going as the sun comes up, plus there is this. [screaming] melissa: wow. chaos after a building collapsed.
6:20 am
how did this happen? you pay your car insurance premium like clockwork. month after month. year after year. then one night, you hydroplane into a ditch. yeah... surprise... your insurance company tells you to pay up again. why pay for insurance if you have to pay even more for using it? if you have liberty mutual deductible fund™, you could pay no deductible at all. sign up to immediately lower your deductible by $100.
6:21 am
and keep lowering it $100 annually, until it's gone. then continue to earn that $100 every year. there's no limit to how much you can earn and this saving applies to every vehicle on your policy. call to learn more. switch to liberty mutual and you could save up to $509. call liberty mutual for a free quote today at liberty stands with you™. liberty mutual insurance. upgrade your phone system and learn how you could save at vonage.com/business
6:22 am
6:23 am
bill: want to show you powerful winds in taiwan turning terrifying and at points deadly. [screaming] those are the screams of witnesses below as that scaffolding on a tower came crashing to the ground. four people were killed after that collapse and more than 500 injured as a result of a typhoon. it is typhoon season in taiwan. it is underway which helped fuel the strong winds and take the tower down with it. melissa: wow! amazing video. oh, really something. all right, a massive wildfire burning out of control in the mountains south of san
6:24 am
jose, california, forcing ones of people from their homes. as crews work to battle them from above, right now, the fire is only about 10% contained. senior correspondent adam housley is live in los angeles. adam, i grew up in california. boy those fires are staggering when they get burning. what is the latest on this one? reporter: you know being from california as well, northern california where i'm from you don't see fires like this in areas like santa cruz very often. it is a area a bit more piled than other part of state. it is like a furnace when you step outside of much of california. whether along the coastline or inland. this fire began monday when it was 97-degree hit in the hills above santa cruz, south of san jose, south of silicon valley. this is the loma fire. more than 3,000-acres. 100 firefighters on it. you mention 10% terrain. it is difficult terrain. everything is dry in california. the drought doesn't want to seem to end.
6:25 am
a number of homes and buildings are destroyed. the fire is serious business people did not want to evacuate in many places. a lot of people down here in more rural areas. they like to live out in the area and save their homes but firefighters warn about the brutal fire conditions everybody's facing. >> we want to stay here. i don't think it will really hit us. all of sudden, no, i think it is coming. >> we have very, very dry fuel up there. we have steep terrain and territory that hasn't burned in 50 plus years, making the perfect storm for this event right now. reporter: yeah the perfect storm. we have a number of days of heat expected here across the state of california. supposed to cool down next week, melissa. we haven't even had santa ana winds come through southern california so this fire season has been a tough one. melissa: adam housley, thank you so much for that report. he was saying people don't like to evacuate in the situation. yeah. bill: sometimes you got to do it, right? melissa: absolutely.
6:26 am
bill: our best to everybody out there. watching fbi director james comey. he might be on the defensive today? why? were several clinton aides given immunity surrounding the case of server? we're watching headlines. stay tuned. melissa: absolutely. we're watching another live event. donald trump expected to speak in chicago about 30 minutes from now. he said questions at the first debate were unfair. he says he may come out harder against hillary clinton next time. >> what has hillary clinton accomplished for your family in the last 26 years she has been doing this? nothing!
6:27 am
6:28 am
6:29 am
bill: fbi director taking questions. first question from the chairman. is the fbi investigating whether or not hillary clinton told the truth during a hearing about benghazi in front of congress? >> you can not tell us whether you are indeed investigating? >> i can't.
6:30 am
>> when do you expect that you will be able to tell us more about this pending matter before the fbi? >> i don't know, sir. >> paul combatta with reddit, asked how to strip out a very vip email address from a bunch of archived email, end quote. he went on, quote, the issue these emails involved the private email address of someone you'd recognize. we're trying to replace it with a placeholder address as to not expose it, end quote. it is clearly demonstrates actions taken to destroy evidence by those operating secretary clinton's private server and her staff. certainly combatta did not take it upon himself to destroy evidence but had been instructed to do so by secretary clinton and her staff.
6:31 am
my first question to you, was the fbi aware of this reddit post prior to offering mr. combatta immunity on may 3, 2016? >> i'm not sure. i know our team looked at it. i don't know whether they knew about it before or not. >> isn't this information evidence of obstruction of justice and a violation of mr. combatta's immunity deal? >> not necessarily, no. >> why not? >> depends what his intention was, why he wanted to do it. i think our team concluded, what he was trying to do produce emails, not have the actual address or some name or placeholder instead of the actual dot-com address in the from line. >> last week the american people learned that cheryl mills, secretary clinton's long-time confidante and former state department chief of staff, and heather samuelson, counts sell to secretary clinton in the state department were granted immunity for production of their
6:32 am
laptops. why were they not targets of the fbi's criminal investigation? >> well a target is someone on whom you have sufficient evidence to indict. a subject is someone whose conduct at some point within the investigation falls within the scope of the investigation. with respect to miss mills, third quarterly because she was email correspondent she was a subject of investigation. >> did the fbi find classified information on either of their computers? >> i think there were some emails on the computer recovered that were classified, is my recollection. >> is that a crime? >> is what a crime, sir? >> having classified information on computers outside of the server system of the department of state, unsecured? >> no. it is certainly, without knowing more you couldn't conclude it was a crime. you have to know the circumstances, what intention around that, it was something,
6:33 am
the reason we conducted a year-long investigation to understand where emails had gone on unclassified system that contained classified information. >> what did you determine with regard to the emails found on her computer? >> i hope i'm getting this right. my troops will correct me if i am wrong. they were duplicates of emails that had been produced because the e-mails had been used to sort before production. >> both cheryl mills and heather samuelson were granted immunity for production of these computers, these laptops. why were they then allowed to sit in on the interview with secretary clinton? >> the department of justice reached a letter agreement with two lawyers, which is called, act of, production of immunity. meaning nothing found on the laptop they turn over will be used against them directly.
6:34 am
which is fairly normal tool in investigations. miss mills was member of secretary clinton's legal team. secretary clinton decides which of her lawyers come to voluntary interviews with the fbi. >> is it usual to allow a witness or potential witness in subsequent prosecution, had one been undertaken to be present in the room when the fbi interviews another witness and potential target of an investigation? >> fbi has no ability to exclude or include any lawyer that subject being interviewed chooses to have. >> even if the lawyer is a witness in the case? can you cite any other instance in which a witness to a criminal investigation who has already been interviewed by the fbi has been allowed to accompany and serve as legal counsel to the target of that investigation? >> i can't from personal experience. wouldn't surprise me if it happened. excuse me, the fbi has no ability to decide who comes to an interview in voluntary interview context.
6:35 am
if it was judicial proceeding, a judge could police who could be there. obviously lawyers are governed by cannons of ethics to decide what matters they can be involved in. but it doesn't involve to us say you can be and you can't be in. >> wouldn't you agree it is conflict of interest for them to serve as attorneys for secretary clinton in this matter having been interviewed by fbi as witnesses? >> is a question a lawyer has to answer for him or herself. >> you're a lawyer, director comey. what is your opinion on that? >> i don't want to offer an opinion on that. that is something a lawyer has to decide for themselves. i assume with counsel schedule and matters of can commons of ethics what matters you can be involved. to interview the subject, who they bring is up to them. >> how can you trust the veracity of secretary clinton's answers knowing that witnesses previously interviewed by the fbi were allowed to participate in the interview? >> we assess the answers based on what is said and all other evidence we gathered.
6:36 am
>> in consultation with her quote, attorneys who are also witnesses to what was previously done earlier? and may in fact have themselves violated the law for which they requested and were granted immunity? >> answer, the answer is the same. we make the assessment based on what the witness says, and the other evidence we've gathered in the case. who is sitting there to me is not particularly germane. >> thank you. my time's expired. the chair recognizes gentleman from michigan, mr. conyers for his questions. >> thank you. thank you so much. director james comey twice this past week, the city of charlotte, north carolina has been shaken by the shooting deaths of black men. it's only one city out of many in this country looking for answers about the use of force by police. we on this committee are looking for answers too.
6:37 am
you are a vocal advocate for better collection of information about violent encounters between police and civilians. has the fbi's ability to collect the information improved in the years since we last discussed it and why are these statistics so important to our current discussion on the use of force by police? >> thank you, mr. conyers. the, we're having passionate, important conversations in this country about police use of force in connection with encounters with civilians, especially with african-americans. >> yes. >> all of those conversations are uninformed today. they're all driven by anecdote because as a country we simply don't have the information to know, do we have an epidemic of violence directed by law enforcement against black folks?
6:38 am
do we have a epidemic involving brown folks, white folks, we just don't know. in the absence of that data we're driven entirely by anecdote. that is bad place to be. i don't know if there is epidemic of violence. my instincts tell plea there isn't. i don't know. i can't tell you statistics shootings of any particular color are up or down or sideways of any particular people in this country. we need information and the government should collect it. i can't think of something that is more inherently governmental than the need to use deadly force in an end counter during law enforcement work. so what has changed in the last year for, which is really good news is that everybody in leadership, in law enforcement in the united states has agreed with this. they agreed the fbi will build and maintain a database we collect, important information about all such encounters involving the use of deadly force. that will allow us to know what is going on in this country so we have a thoughtful conversation and resist being ruled by individual anecdotes.
6:39 am
that is why it matters so much. we're making progress. we'll have this done, like to have it done in the next year. certainly in the next two years. this database will be up and running because everybody gets why it matters so much. >> thank you on august 30th i wrote to you about donald trump's connections to the russian government. letter cites to troubling reports, some that suggest mere conflicts of interest. others that might suggest evidence of a crime. last friday, we read a new report suggesting that mr. trump's foreign policy advisor has been meeting with high-ranking, sanctioned officials in moscow to discuss lifting economic sanctions. if mr. donald trump becomes
6:40 am
president. the same report quotes, quote, a senior united states law enforcement official who says that this relationship is being, quote, actively monitored and investigated, end quotation. is the fbi investigating the activities of mr. trump or any advisor to the trump campaign with respect to any line of communication between the campaign and the russian government? >> i can't say, sir. as i said in response to a different question from the chairman, we don't confirm or deny investigations. >> more generally then, is it lawful for a -- bill: so it was clear from the outset, republicans want to know whether or not the fbi is looking whether or not hillary clinton told the truth during the benghazi hearing rather, before congress.
6:41 am
it is not clear when or if the fbi will take up such an investigation. when asked whether or not cheryl mills was given immunity and whether or not she had classified information on her laptop, the answer was, i believe yes. is it a crime? no, the fbi director said, without knowing more. continued questions about the veracity of her testimony and why cheryl mills was allowed to sit in on the interview with hillary clinton. that was, that was clear from the chairman's questioning there a moment ago. he incident have a real good answer frankly. melissa: no. bill: have you ever heard of this before? he said no. ask a lawyer. at which point, you're a lawyer, what do you think? melissa: he was pressed repeatedly is it inappropriate she was in there at the same time. she came back on her own. he deflected the whole thing, like what are you talking about? very interesting exchange and very surprising. bill: it may be the headline. hearing. we'll see whether or not they're able to get further along. we'll bring headlines when we
6:42 am
get them from the hearing. >> a lot there so far. so who won the presidential debate? many in the media say hillary clinton but newt gingrich says it was donald trump. we'll debate his reason why. bill: also the senate getting ready to override a presidential veto. if so, it would be the first time congress has done this in almost eight years. will american families of 9/11 victims be able to sue the government of saudi arabia? some military officials warn, not so fast. we'll explain why they don't believe that is a good idea. f t. and now with victoza® a better moment of proof. victoza® lowers my a1c and blood sugar better than the leading branded pill, which didn't get me to my goal. lowers my a1c better than the leading branded injectable. the one i used to take. (jim) victoza® lowers blood sugar in three ways.
6:43 am
and while it isn't for weight loss, victoza® may help you lose some weight. non-insulin victoza® comes in a pen and is taken once a day. (announcer vo) victoza® is not recommended as the first medication to treat diabetes and is not for people with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. do not take victoza® if you have a personal or family history of medullary thyroid cancer, multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2, or if you are allergic to victoza® or any of its ingredients. stop taking victoza® and call your doctor right away if you get a lump or swelling in your neck or if you develop any allergic symptoms including itching, rash, or difficulty breathing. serious side effects may happen, including pancreatitis. so, stop taking victoza® and call your doctor right away if you have severe pain in your stomach area. tell your doctor your medical history. taking victoza® with a sulfonylurea or insulin may cause low blood sugar. the most common side effects are headache, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. side effects can lead to dehydration, which may cause kidney problems. now's the time for a better moment of proof. ask your doctor about victoza®.
6:44 am
6:45 am
glad forceflex. extra strong to avoid rips and tears. be happy, it's glad. bill: during the commercial break. the testimony continues. that is fbi director james comey taking questions from the congressman sensenbrenner on the hill. questions whether or not hillary clinton lied before congress. that is where the story gone now. alan colmes. "alan colmes radio show." brad blakeman.
6:46 am
it is clear from the chairman bob goodlatte, it is not clear, brad, when or if the fbi will take up the investigation. if that is the case, it dies? >> it does, there is no question about it but remember it was the fbi director who told the house oversight committee they investigate hillary clinton on charges of perjury before congress unless there was a request to do so. there was a request to do so. why can't he report to congress whether or not they have taken up the investigation in now all he has to say, we have acted on it. that is all he needs to say. to say he is can't say anything is an outrage. bill: why not just look into it, see where it goes? without assuming that there's, that anyone lied, just figure it out? i mean goodlatte's questioning was, it was right there. why did you let cheryl mills sit on interview? has this ever happened before? the why did you grant immunity?
6:47 am
did she tell the truth? it is basic questions i have guess you and rest of the folks watching this probably would like to get an answer to. maybe in the end maybe it helps hillary clinton. see where it goes, that is the point. >> let me tell something as lawyer, the fact is the fbi director assured us that hillary clinton has been treated like any other target or witness. that is clearly not true because the fbi has leverage on people they investigate and who they interview. to say that we can't, as fbi, dictate who you can have in the room, that's nonsense. they gave her immunity. they have power over the witness and they have power over the person they gave immunity to. so to say, that, and by the way, he couldn't give an instincts by which this ever happened before. so it is not routine. the fbi has treated hillary clinton with kid gloves. it is clear around the more we get into this, the more it is exposed. bill: alan, why do you think it appears to be hitting this wall all the time? why not go forward? >> this is purely a political play.
6:48 am
this is all much to do about nothing. i've seen this play before. this is in the middle of a presidential campaign and a bunch of republicans in congress calling james comey back again because they didn't like the fact in the first place he didn't suggest indictment of hillary clinton. they will not let go. they are like dogs with bones. they want to keep going after her. this clearly -- bill: doesn't you want to know alan? don't you want to know? another friday afternoon document dumb from the fbi. this is an american institution. >> i think we should move on. how many more investigations of hillary clinton who, we now spent $40 million of taxpayer money looking at her. she testified for hour after hour. bill: she caused it. >> this is something she did herself. when you delete emails and classified emails on your personal server. you bring it on yourself. >> this has been investigated and ajudicated around won't take the answer james comey came up with. so republicans keep hauling him back, hoping they get a different answer. this is a witch-hunt that they
6:49 am
will not stop doing. exactly what it looks like. bill: alan, during the clip we watched here live, he didn't have many answer. >> wimp hunt, purely political witch-hunt in the middle of presidential campaign. if hillary clinton were not running for president right now we would not see the visuals. >> you're wrong. we would be having these visuals. that is where you're absolutely wrong. this would have happened but for her running or the fact that she wasn't running. >> purely a political play. >> she brought this on her play. >> pure politics. >> it is voluntary when you run for president. she knew what she had and tried to lie to us. >> already been decided no laws were broken, no case can be brought. there is no precedent for such kind of a case. >> american people don't believe it. >> republicans don't accept the answer and keep hauling comey back time and time again before congress hoping to get a different answer. it is insane. it is definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over again. bill: gentlemen, we are watching and waiting for more headlines. we'll see whether or into the
6:50 am
that happens today. thankthank you, brad. >> thanks. bill: thank you, alan. >> thank you. melissa: we are also waiting for donald trump set to speak live just minutes from now. he calls this first debate against hillary clinton unfair. so how will he respond in round two? bill: also, former israeli prime minister shimon peres, the man known as israel's warrior for peace, has passed away. more on how the world plans to honor his life. you didn't read your car insurance policy. you just stuck it in a drawer somewhere and forgot about it. until a dump truck hit your pickup truck and now you need a tow truck. does your policy cover the cost of a tow truck? who knows? you didn't read it. you can't even find it. the liberty mutual app with coverage compass™ makes it easy to know what you're covered for and what you're not. call liberty mutual for a free quote today at
6:51 am
coverage compass™ gives you the policy information you need at a glance. available 24/7 on your mobile device. switch to liberty mutual and you could save up to $509. call that's liberty stands with you™. liberty mutual insurance.
6:52 am
we can't go back to the years of devastating cuts to public education. exactly why i urge you to vote yes on prop 55. prop 55 prevents $4 billion in new education cuts without raising taxes on anyone. and there's strict accountability in prop 55. with local control over school funding decisions. and mandatory annual audits guaranteeing the money goes directly to our classrooms. not to bureaucracy, not to administration. so vote yes on 55. because it helps our children thrive.
6:53 am
♪ bill: so donald trump apparently saying he is not complaining but he does not believe that he was given a fair shake on monday night's debate. 84 million watched it. trump says lester holt from nbc did not ask hillary clinton the tough questions like he received. >> he didn't ask her about the
6:54 am
emails at all. he didn't ask her about her scandals. he didn't ask her about the benghazi deal that she destroyed. he didn't ask her about a lot of things that she should have been asked about. i think she will be tough. i thought she was, i thought she was very bad in the first half whether they were asking normal questions. and when they were asking unfair questions, she got better. bill: interesting take on that, now, right. being in the hall so interesting to hear some others explain what they saw on tv and how remarkably different it is in person. melissa: like what? what is so different? bill: i was getting a lot of information about the sniffles. you could not hear that inside. melissa: interesting, yeah. bill: never knew it happened, until i watched the replay back. just to compare and contrast. i think the 84 million number could go a little higher, which is really remarkable, when you consider it is a national election. our future is right there for everybody to decide. melissa: right. they have all got to watch. it was very different if you
6:55 am
watched the beginning, the end, the clips. your impression is different based on what piece you watched or if you watched whole thing. it is just remarkable. anyway. interesting stuff. all right. israeli statesman and nobel peace prize winner shimon peres passing away in a hospital in tel aviv. he was 93 years old. israel now remembering the man who spent so much of his life working for his country's survival. john huddy is live in jerusalem. what has the reaction been like to his death? reporter: well, melissa, there is been an outpouring of condolences and sorrow for the death of shimon peres, again, 93. passed away with his family by his bedside in a hospital outside of tel aviv. world leaders are celebrating the man calling him an extraordinary man who lived an extraordinary life. former president bill clinton
6:56 am
said he and his wife lost a treasured friend. president obama said per rest's pursuit of peace was quote, rooted in his own unshakable moral foundation and unflagging optimism. shimon peres once described himself as a optimist. he said that quote, the most important thing in life is to dare. the most complicated thing in life is to be afraid. the smartest thing in the world is to try to be a moral person. for many per rest's name is synonymous with peace. having won the nobel peace prize or shared it as a coarchitect on the oslo accords. per rest's body will lie in state tomorrow in the knesset. israel's parliament. his funeral is scheduled in jerusalem. many dignity tear rivers are expected to be here. including former president clinton. unclear if president obama will be here. the president said he considered per rest a very close friend. back to you.
6:57 am
melissa: remarkable life. john huddy, thank you so much. bill: donald trump back on the road. we're about to see him in in chick illinois. his remarks and reaction continue to come in after debate night number one. we'll bring it to you live at top of the hour right here. ♪jake reese, "day to feel alive"♪
6:58 am
. . . .
6:59 am
attention! did you or anyone in your household work around asbestos-containing gaskets, packing, or equipment? if you or a loved one have an asbestos-related disease, you may have a right to vote on a plan to reorganize and pay claims in the garlock/coltec bankruptcy. garlock's and coltec's products were used in industrial and maritime settings,
7:00 am
including where steam, hot liquid or acid moved in pipes. votes must be filed by december 9, 2016 call 844-garlock or go to garlocknotice.com bill: we have a very busy hour ahead. right now james comey facing tough questions about the hillary clinton server investigation. also we are awaiting a donald trump event. that's going to be up this hour as well. we are watching both for headlines as we say welcome to a brand new hour of news room. mel me thank -- melissa: thank you for having me. we are keeping an eye on director comey's testimony as donald trump takes the stage after clashing with hillary clinton. the med assaying hillary won the debate. trump pushing back over an
7:01 am
overflowed crowd in florida. >> the single weapon that hillary clinton has, i mean, she couldn't even pass her bar examine in washington, d.c. she failed it. the single weapon she has is the media, without the mainstream media, she wouldn't have been here incident folks. she wouldn't have a chance. mark, good morning to you. >> good morning, bill. bill: james comey just moments ago gave an answer before this committee which as i heard it essentially says that they've hit a wall again and they're going no further in terms of investigation over hillary clinton. it will not continue.
7:02 am
>> it's quite remarkable. the majority of americans do. what about her staff? her excuse in the e-mail scandal is that there were no headers saying that she didn't know it was classified information because there were no headers. well, who took the headers off? her staff did. there's no way to put classified information on an unclassified system. somebody in her staff, remove headers and sent it to her, they did this 200 times and the fbi under comey has given five of her staffers immunity and no consequences for anybody. this people violated the law. where is there any consequence? even if you grew -- agree with the decision that hillary clinton didn't have the intent, somebody in her staff had the intent. where the consequences for putting at risk top secret information and exposing that and also, by the way, intentionally destroy.
7:03 am
bill: i want to play a clip of this exchange with the chairman bob. runs about a minute. it happened 30 minutes ago. watch. >> can you cite any other incident in which a criminal investigation was already interviewed by the fbi and accompanied an serve as legal counsel to the target of that investigation. >> i can't experience from personal experience. the fbi has no ability to decide who comes to an interview in a voluntary intercontext. it was judicial proceeding a judge could police who would be there and lawyers are governed to decide what matters can be involved but does not fall into us who can be in and who can't be in. >> wouldn't you agree that it's a conflict of interest serving as attorney for hillary clinton having been interviewed. >> that's a question that a lawyer has to offer.
7:04 am
>> that's a lawyer. >> i assume with counsel what matters can be evolved and what you can't. bureau's role in conducting voluntary interview the subject and who they bring is up to them. bill: he's pretty good. that was 360-degrees, mark. >> absolutely. what's fascinating here is now the fbi -- this is the worst thing about hillary clinton. she corrupted the institution, the state department which became a show for her that defended illegal activities and she corrupted the fbi because the fbi has a vested interest in defending this decision in her case. and, look, james comey knows full well that it's completely unethical for someone who has been immunized as a witness against her in a federal -- criminal investigation to then represent the person who is under investigation. that is a complete conflict of interest. he's absolutely right that in a
7:05 am
voluntary interview context they cannot tell her who should or should not come, but the problem was it shouldn't have been a voluntary interview text. there wouldn't have been a voluntary issue. she couldn't have done it. they could have told her that she couldn't bring cheryl mills. he pulled the punches from the beginning from not empanelling a grand jury. this is more evidence of the just deep-seated corruption in clinton world that they they there's no problem. bill: that hearing has only been underway less than an hour. if that changes, we will let our folks know. thank you, mark. mark, in washington, d.c. thanks for coming along. >> thank you. bill: you bet. melissa: hillary clinton picking an unlikely endorsement in arizona newspaper that hasn't backed a democrat in 125-year history. clinton is the only candidate to
7:06 am
move america ahead and criticizing donald trump saying he doesn't have the temperament or the experience to be president. mike emmanuel is live in new york with the latest. mike, clinton picking up a couple of endorsements as we said there, right? >> that's right, melissa. a prominent newspapers that has never endorsed a democrat for president before. the arizona republic says hillary clinton is the only choice to move america ahead. in its endorsement editorial says, quote, this is hillary clinton's opportunity, she can reach out to those who feel left behind. she can make it clear that america sees them and will address concerns. clinton has also picked up the endorsement of former republican senator john warner of virginia. announced a few minutes ago in an event in virginia he's endorsing clinton. warner says clinton was well prepared in armed services
7:07 am
committee. she is proud to have senator warner's support, melissa. melissa: what is the mission of the campaign today, what does she want to achieve? >> well, she is working on something that's been a real weakness for her. she's trying to stimulate that millennial-young voter and so she's going to have a help on the campaign trail. he's going to do rally with bernie sanders at the university of new hampshire, sanders was wildly popular with young voters, millennial voters and so you can expect them to talk about making college affordable, bottom line, they will hit campus and senator sanders will inject enthusiasm and finally report out of israel that hillary clinton will attend peres' funeral. former president bill clinton will go and will represent them both, melissa. melissa: all right, thank you so much for that report, bill.
7:08 am
bill: congressman from south western ohio now asking questions of the fbi director james comey, one of the big topics this morning, was there classified information on the laptop of cheryl mills, the long-time aide and assistant for hillary clinton? the answer from the fbi director, i believe. is that a crime, was the question, no without knowing more and it went from there. we are going to bring you back there and bring you more headlines. james comey is going to continue to answer questions about the server and where the investigation is or frankly is not now with hillary clinton. the other big topic today is terrorism overseas and here at home. the fbi director james comey talked about a terrorism. keep an eye on that story because it is a great concern to officials here and overseas. also waiting on donald trump, he'll be on stage in a moment. he's expected to deliver a speech on message of law and
7:09 am
order. we will take you there when it begins. melissa: when that happens for sure. trump campaign reporting major spike in fundraising and now the big money donors either. >> tonight's part is i'm not like hillary with a hedge fund guys all over the place and all these guys that will have total control of what she's doing. i'm working for you, folks.
7:10 am
if you're approaching 65, now's the time to get your ducks in a row. to learn about medicare, and the options you have.
7:11 am
you see, medicare doesn't cover everything - only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so if 65 is around the corner, think about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they help cover some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. so don't wait. call to request your free decision guide. and gather the information now to help you choose a plan later. these types of plans let you pick any doctor or hospital that takes medicare patients. and there's a range of plans to choose from, depending on you needs and your budget. so if you're turning 65 soon, call now and get started. because the time to think about tomorrow...is today. go long.
7:12 am
when this busy family... ...got a cracked windshield... ...their dad went to the new safelite-dot-com... ...and scheduled a replacement... ...in just a few clicks. with safelite you don't have to miss a thing. y'all did wonderful! thank you. (girls sing) safelite repair, safelite replace.
7:13 am
bill: donald trump expected to speak any moment, first of what, i believe, three stops today, primarily in the midwest. hillary clinton will be in new hampshire with bernie sanders, one of the topics today, free tuition for certain american families. we are watching both as they move out today on day two after the big night on monday night. melissa: meanwhile the trump campaign reporting flurry of donations, 24 hours after the debate they hauled in $18 million from supporters online. let's bring in ed rawlins, chief strategist for the american pack which supports donald trump and joe trippy, former campaign manager for howard dean. ed, i will start with you, what do you think of the numbers? >> those are powerful numbers. trump started slow on fundraising, self-funding and
7:14 am
really tapped into the base which is a significant base and raising large sums of money. she's raising money from the big donors and to a certain extent watching a debate like that, some of her -- his supporters basically want to be helpful and they spent the money. i think he's raising enormous amount of money from small donors is how do you spend it and where do you spend it, he needs more media and organization. you run out of time. it's a very important time to get this money. melissa: yes, also how does it stack against what they've raised in the past. joe, i would have to point out that she has far outraised him. the clintons are a money machine and you can see that through the numbers. hillary clinton has raised $373.3 million over the course of this campaign. donald trump is just a little bit below half of that at $165.9 million. what difference does having
7:15 am
doubled the money make in the campaign like this, joe? >> well, it makes a big difference particularly here at the end when democrats and hillary clinton campaign will have far more resources to get out the vote and to make sure people's doors are knocked on and volunteers have the wherewithal to get out there and make the phone calls and those kinds of things. look, i wouldn't -- i think it's a big number for trump but i wouldn't discount the fact that hillary clinton probably did very well after the debate as well in terms of dollar fundraising. you have 80 million people watching, many of them energized partisans on both sides. i don't know if, so this is a very good sign for trump but i wouldn't discount what she did. the other thing i agree with ed, he could have been and should have been doing this all along even republican primaries if he
7:16 am
had started the campaign where the whole campaign was about low dollar fundraising and using the internet and social media. trump has a huge following on social media. yeah, but he didn't. melissa: ed, here we are in the days after the debate and there are people on the trump side who feel like some of the comments specially at the end, you know, specially when he took the bait on so many things surrounding women and many other issues that it was a disappointing flashback to how he behaved before when he fell behind, what would you say to people like that? >> i would just say watch him the next two debates. she was extremely well prepared. she had a strategy and stuck to strategy and knew how to pivot. obviously had a major assist from the moderator and trump wasn't well prepared. i think he will be much better. he's a competitive guy. his staff and people will basically get him better
7:17 am
prepared and you to wait for the next two debates. i think the key thing here and reality is all the money that hillary has raised following in the food steps in obama. obama had romney defined by this time. his commercial had impact. she has spent a fortune on commercials and had very little impact to date in a dead-even race and the trench warfare that goes ahead will be unique and both joe and i have been around for a long time. it's hard to predict. melissa: no, it's hard to predict. one thing i have heard from smart people, she said she had a great night and feels momentum coming out of this and followers do as well. if she isn't ahead three to four days from now, sizable one, she's toast because this was sort of the best balance she has left. she won the night. >> yeah. melissa: she better be ahead a couple of days from now or that's a very bad sign.
7:18 am
>> that's a massive misread of how things actually work. barack obama defeated romney by 3-.9 points, he won florida by 75,000 votes. that equal 332 electoral votes. this thing is going to be close. she could win by two points and have much more bigger electoral college than barack obama did because it's state by state and all the states are very close and the problem for trump is he has to win virtually all of the swing states. she can hold what she has, win one of them and she's -- she win it is electoral college. so i wouldn't read too much into where the polls are, particularly national polls are today. they don't matter. melissa: ed will toss it over to you, i didn't see national, three to four, five days from now, if she isn't ahead in florida and she isn't ahead in the swing states that she's counting on, is she sort of toast at that point?
7:19 am
>> i think she saved her candidacy the other night. i think she did a great job at reinforcing her base. he now has to reinforce his base. this is going to come down -- your point exactly right. she should gain several points, even if she does this race is going to come back and it's not a single trump person walked away from him because of the debate perform ands and certainly no one walked away. we are now after independents and nondecided voters. most undecided voters are not going to make up their mind until very late in the race. melissa: absolutely, gentlemen, to the wire, all three of us agree on that. thank you so much for joining us today. >> good to be with you, melissa. >> thank you. bill: donald trump is in chicago, illinois, you will see him in a matter of moments, we will take you there live. three stops for trump. in the meantime there is a big vote scheduled for today on the hill. will congress overwrite president obama for the first
7:20 am
time in almost eight years? all of this over a bill that would allow 9/11 families to sue the government, the kingdom of saudi arabia. will the veto happen? plus there's this. >> attacks in school that is left 50 civilians dead. melissa: giving the world a new look at the lives of the rescue crews in syria. why those volunteers say they are now being targeted by the syrian government.
7:21 am
7:22 am
7:23 am
7:24 am
melissa: dramatic video of massive dust storm engulfing parts of phoenix last night. folks grappling with strong winds and and reduced visibility. look at that. advisory in effect until 7:00 p.m. local time. you can't see a thing. bill: fox news alert right now the senate getting ready to overwrite president obama's veto of a bill that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue the saudi arabian kingdom. there are enough votes to overwrite the veto. two-thirds of the house must agree of the overwrite to take effect. john mccain, armed services committee chair saying that he will vote to overwrite but top military officials believe this could put in danger u.s. troops.
7:25 am
you favor the overwrite, how come? >> i do because it's necessary. now, first of all, the justice against sponsors of terror act narrowly focuses on the saudis. it will lead to frivolous lawsuits against the u.s. and military, et cetera, at some point you have to say stop. this bill is the first time any element of the u.s. government has seriously punished saudi arabia for its countless misdeeds, sponsorship of radical terror and, bill, as you know very well, we are concerned about iraq and nukes, but from 9/11 onwards the terrorist attacks on our soil imported or loan-wolf attacks could all be traced to saudi sponsorship of hill-billy that's nearly destroyed middle eastern islam and the saudis have had it both
7:26 am
ways for a long time, spread a lot of money around washington and united states and finally somebody is standing up and calling them out and that is a -- bill: it sounds like revenge, you would label it as accountability. this is what ash carters -- carter calls it. it's potential second and third order consequences could be devastating to the department and service members and could undermine our important counterterrorism abroad, end quote. you seem, colonel, to accept this. >> sometimes there are penalties in life. in action this willingness to allow the saudis to provert our system, sponsor terror indirectly kill americans and kill a lot of americans, it's just plain wrong. the pentagon is not a trust worthy judge in this case.
7:27 am
they have have been seduced so long for cooperation and saudis buying so many american weapons and pretending to cooperate with us. while i certainly support the military and pentagon overall, i think they drank the kool-aid when it comes to saudi arabia. bill, i have seen them in country after country the way saudis legitimate secularism, even moderate islam. they are pure poison and so despite the dangerous and they are real, i fully support this act because we have got to hold the saudi bigots responsible. bill: wow. i don't think you're satisfied with this. i think the sense i get from you in reading comments is that you just think it's the first step. there's more to do. you know how the white house feels about this, you know how the pentagon feels about this. >> well, washington is subject
7:28 am
to inersia. they haven't been always aligned with us. the turmoil in the middle east today, the destruction, isis, al-qaeda, boko haram in nigeria, they're not sponsored by iran. bill: what's a lawsuit going to do, colonel? >> washington has covered up for the saudis for so long. it's just disgusting and, again, i am a realist. i realize that we need sometimes unsavory allies but the say are so unsavory, so globally destructive that i think it's time for this one small step to start shedding light on them and start calling them out. bill: wow. that was blistering, we will see
7:29 am
what happens in the senate today. ralph parties with his reflection there. thank you, colonel. melissa: any minute now we are expecting donald trump in chicago, you can see outside here protestors had been shouting, dump trump. they quieted down a bit there and you can see police standing by to make sure nothing happens. inside, though, we are waiting for donald trump to speak, law and order is expected to be the topic of the day. he is right now sitting at a round table but he's going to come out and speak to the crowd in a moment and we are going to bring that to you live just as soon as it begins a better moment of proof. victoza® lowers my a1c and blood sugar better than the leading branded pill, which didn't get me to my goal.
7:30 am
lowers my a1c better than the leading branded injectable. the one i used to take. (jim) victoza® lowers blood sugar in three ways. and while it isn't for weight loss, victoza® may help you lose some weight. non-insulin victoza® comes in a pen and is taken once a day. (announcer vo) victoza® is not recommended as the first medication to treat diabetes and is not for people with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. do not take victoza® if you have a personal or family history of medullary thyroid cancer, multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2, or if you are allergic to victoza® or any of its ingredients. ht better moment of proof.
7:31 am
ask your doctor about victoza®. you just stuck it in a drawer somewhere and forgot about it. until a dump truck hit your pickup truck and now you need a tow truck. does your policy cover the cost of a tow truck? who knows? you didn't read it. you can't even find it. the liberty mutual app with coverage compass™ makes it easy to know what you're covered for and what you're not. call liberty mutual for a free quote today at coverage compass™ gives you the policy information you need at a glance. available 24/7 on your mobile device. switch to liberty mutual and you could save up to $509. call that's
7:32 am
liberty stands with you™. liberty mutual insurance. bill: fbi under fire. the head of the fbi james comey in the hearing right now. we are learning brand-new details about the investigation into hillary clinton's server. james comey answering questions in the hill and this is what
7:33 am
happened just moments ago. >> you were granting, handing out like candy according to some immunity, did you or to your knowledge department of justice confer with chairman chaffetz, smith or any other chairmen who had ongoing subpoenas or investigations? >> not to my knowledge. >> isn't it double standard this when you granted immunity you took them out of the reach for prosecutions for crimes committed relate today destruction of documents or withholding or other crimes pursuant to congressional subpoenas? >> i don't think anybody was given transactional immunity. >> oh, really? we have not allow today make immunities public but i am going to make one of them public. i read them. you gave them immunity from destruction to both of the attorneys.
7:34 am
bill: republican congressman from california. brad, how are you and good morning. >> i'm good, how are you? bill: they're lining this thing up. immunity from destruction. is that what people like cheryl mills has effectively received now? >> i think what you're seeing is sour grapes from republicans. bill, they thought james comey walked on water before he refuse today prosecute hillary clinton and he and his prosecutors used investigative techniques, granting some form of immunity to some people as part of an investigative technique to get people to cooperate. bottom line is at the end of the day they said no reasonable prosecutor would move forward with any case against hillary clinton. republicans don't like that so they're going to relitigate it all the way. bill: brad, the question for the fbi director about cheryl mills quoting now, did the fbi find classified information on her laptop?
7:35 am
the answer was i believe. she was given immunity from that. she as a lawyer was allow today sit in during the interview with hillary clinton and when james comey was asked whether or not that ever happens, he could not find a case where it does. now, what's going on here? >> well, look, cheryl mills is an attorney. cheryl mills has represented the clintons for a long time. the fbi couldn't find any reason, law or precedent. bill: she was a potential witness. >> so i don't understand what the issue is. the fbi granted immunity to get her cooperation, whether she did or did not have classified information, she was an employee of the state department and had clearance to have access to classified information. i mean, look, this really boils down to republicans have candidate on their side who is struggling to win this election, they want to win it -- bill: before you get at trump, and we
7:36 am
are waiting for him at chicago and may have to interrupt conversation, there are laws about gross negligence and in washington, d.c. people know what is allowed and what is not, brad. >> well, that's true, you know, bill, i think -- i don't think anybody would have been granted immunity in this situation if the fbi felt there was a prosecutable case, if they felt there was some cover-up. comey said in july, he said there's no reason to believe that emails were deleted, were done to obscure those from the public or for any other type of cover-up. he said no reasonable prosecutor would pursue this case, we are relitigating now because republicans have a flagging presidential candidate. bill: last question on this. they believe that hillary clinton lied before congress. did she? >> well, i don't think -- i don't think there's any evidence that she lied before congress. the four instances that sent
7:37 am
over to justice department, have been thoroughly debunked so much so that i don't believe anybody will ever take those accusations seriously, but bill, i have a question. what's up with the double standard here? why is congress not investigating the trump fondation? why are not investigating investigating the bribery of pam bondi in the trump investigation. this is strictly and clearly partisan, it's taxpayer money being used for partisan purpose. bill: brad, the other side. there will be more headlines and, brad, thanks for your time. >> thanks, bill. melissa: the national anthem protest that began with colin kaepernick spreading to the u.s. military where it has sparked investigation. details on that. plus this. bill: this is a brand new
7:38 am
documentary that puts viewers on the front lines on the ongoing five-year syrian civil war. we talk to the film makers as well as the man who is leading an effort to rescue those still today caught in the cross fire. [music] >> washington is out of control, debt is out of control. nothing in that story is going to change, so you have to
7:39 am
♪ approaching medicare eligibility? you may think you can put off checking out your medicare options until you're sixty-five, but now is a good time to get the ball rolling. keep in mind, medicare only covers about eighty percent of part b medical costs. the rest is up to you. that's where aarp medicare supplement insurance plans insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company come in. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they could help pay some of what medicare doesn't, saving you in out-of-pocket medical costs.
7:40 am
you've learned that taking informed steps along the way really makes a difference later. that's what it means to go long™. call now and request this free decision guide. it's full of information on medicare and the range of aarp medicare supplement plans to choose from based on your needs and budget. all plans like these let you choose any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients, and there are no network restrictions. unitedhealthcare insurance company has over thirty years experience and the commitment to roll along with you, keeping you on course. so call now and discover how an aarp medicare supplement plan could go long™ for you. these are the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp, an organization serving the needs of people 50 and over for generations. plus, nine out of ten plan members surveyed say they would recommend their plan to a friend.
7:41 am
remember, medicare doesn't cover everything. the rest is up to you. call now, request your free decision guide and start gathering the information you need to help you keep rolling with confidence. go long™. ♪ bill: now we see images at chicago. there's donald trump at a round-table event for the american alliance. are we taking this now or are we moving forward? >> major ally in the fight against terrorism and troops in afghanistan and iraq and also you have to remember the history, let it never be forgotten that the people of poland were victims of most cruel aggression. this should never be forgotten.
7:42 am
[inaudible] bill: okay, the event is about law and order and chicago is certainly at the center of a lot of this. 500 murders so far this year. a thousand shot. trump has arrived as the campaign continues today. melissa: that is a clip from the
7:43 am
new netflix documentary white helmets. it is tough to watch. film gives viewest unprecedented look at rescue volunteers in syria who now they say the assad regime is intentionally targeting them following the collapse of the seize fire. joining me now is leader of the syrian civil defense which is the group that's featured in the film, the white helmets, we have a translator there and the producer of the film joanna is here as well. joanna, let me start with you. it is -- you can't watch the film in one sitting. i couldn't at least. it's very tough to watch. how many people have watched it on netflix and what has the reaction been like? >> we had a wonderful reaction. as you can imagine, this is bringing the story the news behind on the ground in syria to the whole world and the responses have been very good. melissa: if you can translate
7:44 am
for us, i want to ask, what is it like to go in 140 workers like you who have gone in civilian aides to try to help, have died trying to help other people, describe how it's like rush to go a scene like we see here? translator: it is a tragedy for
7:45 am
us, of course, and the number has just increased to 144 as to defenders were killed two hours ago. but as the movie, our motto is the quote, saving one life is saving the humanity. so it is our message and our commitment to keep working to rescue others. melissa: joanna, when we see the 5-year-old in back of the balance or you see the baby pulled up from the rubble it is white helmets who rescue and there's also a lot of criticism. there's those out there that say
7:46 am
that it's propaganda for the refugees that are going around the rest of the world, there are some who say even worse when i tweeted about them saying, you know, this is pr for terrorist groups that their humanitarian, did you investigate any of that in the making of this film and how do you respond to those critics? >> of course, i would ask anybody to watch this documentary for themselves, to look at the footage of the white helmets themselves. the footage speak for itself. one of the most amazing humanitarian groups in the world. melissa: what do you hope happens as a result of this? do you want to see more aide workers go out, is it to find an end to the crisis that's going on there. is it to remember the civilian that is are caught in the middle, what's your message? >> i think we like the white helmets would say that civilians need to stop being killed and everybody in syria and around the world wants peace for those people. melissa: thanks to all three of you for coming in.
7:47 am
so much courage, very tough to watch, thank you. bill: no end in sight and in the meantime back in the streets of donald trump has arrived. we should see him in moments. first stop of the day is at the polish american alliance congress. we will take you live there at the moment. theme today is law and order. keeping american streets safe, back after this.
7:48 am
7:49 am
7:50 am
john: i'm john scott, all eyes on the senate who finds vote to overwrite president obama's veto of a bill to sue saudi arabia. why the white house is so opposed? plus a political lighting rod at the first debate, can police use stop and frisk or is the crime fighting unconstitutional? and taking a new look at
7:51 am
20-year-old unsolved crime, a cover-up in jonbenet ramsey. why is the killer still at large. a reporter who covered case from the beginning. all of this happening now. bill: john, thank you. elon musk announcing a stunning long-term plan. we know he wants to go to mars and now we know what he wants to do with the rest of this operation. his company spacex planning to launch to the red planet. now we have a greater idea of what he plans. corey with me now. nice to see you, corey. so elon musk has like a thousand ideas an hour going through his head h. >> he's got big vision. bill: vision on this, then, corey is what? >> he's been obsessed with the idea of getting humans on mars an not just getting humans on mars but colonizing mars. this is his road map of how he wants to do it. he is talking about getting
7:52 am
first humans on mars in 2025. he's talking about getting a million people on mars by the next century. bill: you're kidding me? in nine years he wants to put people on mars. what would this cost? start there. >> right now this is -- it's more a vision than an actual plan. right now this is about 5% of the spacex people are working on it. it would take something like $10 billion of outside investment to get this first stage going. eventually he wants to sell tickets, $200,000 a ticket to potential colonist who want to hitch a ride to mars and go live there, but he doesn't have the money yet. part of why he laid out vision to bring in investors or governments or outside agencies. he's trying to get people excited. he wants the interest and wants us to be a two-planet species. bill: are they attracted to his idea?
7:53 am
>> let me tell you, it's a powerful vision specially in a time where you see so much danger and destruction in the world. so many people talking about what we can't do. i can tell you exactly how to do it. bill: he needs billions of dollars. >> billions of dollars and people willing to risk their lives to start in a world. bill: that exist together -- part of it is insurance policy. you know, it's like why the europeans come to the new world? think came here for freedom and profit, they acquired land. lots of different reasons why
7:54 am
individual people might want to. elon musk is really on -- obsessed with the idea. bill: i don't need to fly to mars. you saw the presentation. >> i did. bill: are you a buyer? >> would i pay $200,000? you know, right now no. i want to watch other people go there and see what happens. bill: based on what you saw is it viable? do you see it happening? >> yes, it could definitely happen. i firmly believe it can happen if we have the will and the money. that's what doesn't exist. he's not talking about anything that's crazy or impossible. he's just talking about things that are very hard to do. bill: first steps are year and a half from now? >> first step is put up unmanned capsule there. bill: unmanned. >> i have no doubt he's going to do. keeping people alive and getting
7:55 am
the first crew there in the 2020's, that's the huge hurdles, how you keep people alive and safe through the trip. if he does that, the dominoes start to fall. it could happen if we want it and $10 billion sounds like a lot of money but you look at all the things going on in world that we spend money on, $10 billion to get this thing started and find out, great adventure. bill: you're a fan? >> i'm a fan specially one person with a great vision because it's something no panel can do it, agency can do it and one person can do it and he's stepping up. bill: thank you corey, corey pal here. melissa, what is next? melissa: have you seen a story, marriage proposal turning into a major ordeal and the fans around him doing the best to help save the day. >> they literally can't find the
7:56 am
ring. oh. yeah, she is looking -- they're all looking for a diamond. the diamond ring. [laughter] melissa: things were looking pretty grim for the groom to be but then this happened. [cheers and applause] [laughter] >> it was in the jacket. >> and she found the ring. say, yes, please say, yes. melissa: of course, she said yes. they will show their children no doubt. bill: for sure, diamond in the bleechers. did the yankees win, we wonder
7:57 am
7:58 am
. . you totaled your brand new car.
7:59 am
nobody's hurt, but there will still be pain. it comes when your insurance company says they'll only pay three-quarters of what it takes to replace it. what are you supposed to do? drive three-quarters of a car? now if you had liberty mutual new car replacement™, you'd get your whole car back. i guess they don't want you driving around on three wheels. smart. with liberty mutual new car replacement™, we'll replace the full value of your car. liberty stands with you™. liberty mutual insurance. bill: waiting on trump here. we talked about it a lot. it is live.
8:00 am
you will see it live. nice to be with you. melissa: absolutely. i will come back tomorrow. i think you're stuck with me rest of the week. i can't wait to do it. bill: that is the deal. "happening now" starts right now. have a great day, everybody. jenna: fox news alert. we're awaiting remarks from donald trump in chicago as candidates hit two battleground states. both hillary clinton and donald trump declaring victory in the first debate and we're weeks away from election day. welcome to "happening now." i'm jenna lee. jon: two winners, is that possible? jenna: it could be i guess. jon: we'll see. i'm jon scott. police clinton making direct appeal to young voters with powerful ally by her side. as she gets ready for a joint appearance with bernie sanders. you remember him? they will appear in new hampshire. donald trump is delivering remarks to the polish-american congress. then it is off to the suburbs for a private fund-raiser. before holding rallies in iowa

60 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on