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8 eastern. that's it. show's over. follow me on facebook, twitter and instagram. thanks for havin. >> all right. chris: i'm chris wallace. inauguration week is here as president-elect trump deal with unverified dossier linking him to the kremlin. >> i think it's a disgrace and that's something that nazi germany would have done and did do. chris: we will discuss mr. trump's relationship with the intelligence community when we sit down with vice president elect mike pence just five days before he's sworn into office and we will find out why the nation's brief on rumors with exclusive interview with john brennon, we will also ask him about the hot spots that team faces only on fox news sunday.
plus, politics of why hillary clinton didn't win the election are still playing out. >> the american people are owed the truth. >> we will ask sunday panel about justice inspector general investigating fbi director james comey for possible misconduct. the head of the presidential inaugural committee on pulling off this week's big event. >> it's quite an ordeal. it's putting the olympics in 60 days. chris: hello again from fox news in washington. donald trump takes the oath of office in just five days but on the brink of his presidency questions about russia's involvement in the election won't go away. today we want to discuss that and the trump agenda with a man who will be sworn in next friday as vice president. we are honored to be joined here in studio by mike pence, mr. vice president elect. welcome back to fox news sunday.
>> great to be here, exciting week. chris: john lewis, icons of the civil rights movement says he's not going to attend the inauguration and he has explained why. here he is. >> i don't see this president elect as a legitimate president. chris: what's your reaction to congressman lewis? >> donald trump won this election fair and square. 30 of 50 states, more counties than any republican candidate since ronald reagan and the american people know that and while i have great respect for john lewis and contributions particularly to the civil rights movement, i was deeply disappointed to see him -- someone of his stature question the legitimacy of donald trump's election as president and say he's not attending the inauguration and i hope he reconsiders both positions. we had recounts in this election where the numbers for the president elect have actually
gone up. there's no question about the legitimacy of this election and for john lewis to make those statements is deeply disappointing, but this is also -- it's disappointing too because i truly do believe this is a time when the american people should be celebrating the peaceful transition of power. that's what this week is really all about, chris, and to know that -- that four living presidents will be on the stage acknowledging that peaceful transition of power, the world will be watching, will hear the first remarks that donald trump will make as president of the united states in his inaugural address. i just -- i hope that john lewis and some others who have joined his plans to take a pass on the inauguration will rethink that and will be with us and celebrate this extraordinary moment in life of our nation and the life of democracy. chris: i would like to ask you as well, you talked about lewis' comments about mr. trump and i
would like to ask you about mr. trump's comments about lewis, the president elect called lewis all talk, talk, no action. can he really say that about the man who got his head cracked open walking across the bridge in salma, alabama on bloody sunday, all talk no action? do you think that's appropriate? >> i think donald trump has the right to defend himself when someone of john lewis' stature, someone who is not only an icon in the civil rights movement but also someone who by virtue of sacrifice on that day that we know as bloody sunday he crossed the bridge and suffered that abuse and it was -- it was through that that the voting rights act, for someone to use his stature to use terms like this is not a legitimate president, it's just -- it's just deeply disappointing to me. i hope he reconsiders it, but what donald trump was talking about there was literally
generations of failed policies coming out of washington, d.c. that have failed too many families and too many cities across this country. i will tell you, donald trump is a man who is profoundly impatient with failure and you saw in the campaign. he went to major cities in this country and said, we are going to bring safety to our streets, we are going to bring school choice to our children, we are going to bring jobs and opportunities to our cities, you remember that great line, what the heck do you have to lose. he's committed to being president of all of the people in this country and to bringing jobs and prosperity in the way that the failed liberal policies of the last several generations have not. chris: let me pick up on another controversy this week because mr. trump has been going after the intelligence community, specially after they briefed him and became public that it -- they briefed him that the kremlin had put together on him.
on friday, mr. trump sent tweets, probably released by intelligence, intelligence in quotes, even knowing there's no proof and never will be. does the president elect really believe that the intelligence community is trying to undercut him and does he standby his comparison of those tactics to nazi germany? >> well, i think -- obviously the briefing that the president elect and i received a week ago was classified briefing and i can't comment on anything that happened there. chris: the intelligence community has -- >> and i never will. chris: they verified that they briefed him on the research. >> the very fact that a few news organizations, not this one, traffic in opposition research in garbage was, i think, deeply troubling to millions of americans. chris: what about the intelligence community? >> whatever the source and we don't know what the source was that put this into the traffic. i know the director of national intelligence said that this
information had been floating around for months. i think for the president elect and i it was an act of irresponsibility by a handful of news organizations to actually traffic in and pay attention to these materials. again, i think the american people saw it for what it was and our focus is going forward. when you see the team that the president elect has assembled in the course of this transition particularly when it comes to national security in general mattis, senator dan coats and in mike pompeo, your going to see -- you're going to see an effort to reinvigorate our national security, intelligence and the president is going to see that from day one. chris: let's talk about policy going forward because the president elect seemed to suggest in an interview this weekend with the wall street journal that he might dramatically change relations with russia and, in fact, lift sanctions against russia if they begin to cooperate with us on
isis and other areas. i want to put up a quote from that interview. mr. trump said, if you get along and if russia is really helping us, why would anybody have sanctions if somebody is doing really great things. how quickly might he end sanctions on russia? >> i think the president elect has made it very clear that we have a terrible relationship with russia right now and that's not all our own doing but it really is a failure of american diplomacy in successive administrations and what the president elect is determined to do is to explore the possibility of better relations. we have a common enemy in isis and the ability to work with russia to confront, hunt down and destroy isis at its source represents enormously important priority of this incoming administration but i think with the american people like about donald trump is he's someone who can sit down, roll the sleeves
up and make a deal and i think what you're hearing in his reflections whether it be with russia, whether it be china and other count police the world is we are going to reengage, put america first, america's interest first but we are going to reengage in a way to advance america's interest in the world. chris: i want to ask you two questions briefly so we can move onto domestic policy. we now know that trump's national security adviser mike flynn had several conversations with russian embassador just at the time that president obama was announcing new sanctions for the hacking of the u.s. election against russia. number one, did mike flynn ever discuss lifting sanctions in any of those conversations, do you know? >> i talk today general flynn yesterday and the conversation that is took place at that time were not in any way related to new u.s. sanctions against
russia or the expulsion of diplomats. chris: all right, second question, can you flatly denies because this continues to be out there that there were any contacts at any point during the campaign between mr. trump's associates and russian operatives including cut-outs as we know about the hacking of the democrats during the election? >> this -- some of this derives from this opposition research memo, i guess, chris, that made its way around the internet. there was about 24 hours where michael cohen who had worked in the trump organization for many years was accused of having a meeting in prague and some news organization did a little checking and found out that it was a different michael cohen and michael himself had not been to prague. chris: i do want to ask you the question. i understand that. there's been other talk and, in fact, if i may, senators specifically asked fbi director comey about that and he refused to answer. i'm asking you a direct
question, was there any contact in any way between trump associates and the kremlin or cut-outs they had? >> i joined this campaign in the summer and i can tell you that all of the contact by trump campaign and the associates were with the american people. we were fully engaged with taking his message in making america great again. chris: did you ever ask if there were any contacts? >> of course not. why would there be any contacts between the campaign. chris, the -- this is all a distraction and all a part of narrative to delegitimize the election and question the legitimacy of this president. the american people see right through it. chris: okay. >> this is a week,i just sat down with the trancic team in washington yesterday. we have named 20 out of 21 of cabinet officials, probably have all of them named before inauguration day. the character that the men and
women that the president elect has assembled, hundreds and hundreds of interviews and conversations he himself has had should be deeply inspire to go millions of americans. they know when he raises his right hand on that inaugural platform this coming friday that he's going to be ready on day one to keep promises to the american people and turn this country around. chris: let me ask you about this. we have three minutes left and i'm going ask you three questions so let's get them in all in. obamacare, the president elect says he wants to see repeal and replace basically at the same time, here he is in the press conference. >> it'll be repeal and replace. it will be essentially simultaneously, it will be various segments, you understand, but will most likely be on the same day and the same week. chris: i don't have to tell you that replacing is a lot more complicated than repeal. specially how do you pay for some of the provisions of
obamacare you want to keep like preexisting conditions? can you really do the two at the same time and when will that be, how quickly? >> short answer is yes. we can -- chris: repeal and replace? >> he wanted to do both at the same time and we are very graceful the house and senate moved resolutions this week to begin the process of repealing obamacare. chris: realistically when can you do -- >> obamacare has failed. we are going to repeal it but at the same time we are going to pass legislation that will lower the cost of health insurance without growing the size of government. i would anticipate in the first hundred days that we will deliver on the promise to the american people. chris: does mr. trump still have confidence in fbi director, did he ever have confidence in fbi director james comey? >> well, you'll have to ask him about that. it's been subject of some commentary this last week but at
the end of the day, i know that whether it's our security at home or abroad, the president elect is going to put the safety and security of the american people first in every discussion. chris: you're not willing to give with confidence at this point? >> well, you would have to ask the president elect. i know they've had conversations and that -- that will -- that'll be a good question for him after january 20th. chris: finally, minute left. central message. central theme that president trump wants to advance in his inaugural address, the message he wants to send to the american people? >> well, i will let him speak for himself on friday. i think the american people will see the same donald trump they saw every day of this campaign, step up to that podium. he's going to speak from his mind, he's going to speak from his heart and he's going to lay out a vision to make america great again and i have to tell you, chris, when i stand there
surrounded by my family and take the oath of office as vice president of the united states, all i'll be thinking of is what an honor it is to be standing next to a man who i know can restore and revive the country and be thinking as a grandson of irish immigrant, what a great country this is. chris: i should also point out you're going to be taking the oath of office on the reagan bible which -- i gather that's the first time it would have been used since ronald reagan put back hand on the bible in the 80's. that's going to be pretty emotional moment. >> it will be. to have the oath of office administered to me by justice thomas, someone who i admire for philosophy and courage on the bench in his 25th year and on the supreme court, again, it's just very humbling for me. we are approaching it with prayer but with deep, deep gratitude to the president
elect, for his confidence and deep gratitude to the american people who have elected donald trump and -- and elected a man who i know is going to make america great again. chris: mr. vice president elect, thank you, thank you for joining us during this busy time and it's always a pleasure to talk with you, sir. >> thanks, chris. chris: john brennon on russia rumors, mr. trump's relationship with the intel community and the hot spots he will face around the world. i love my shop,
chris: a look at inaugural stage on the west front of the capital where donald trump will take the oath of office on friday. mr. trump against his presidency with an split with the intelligence community, a split that widened after they presented him with unsubstantiated research. a file that quickly went public. joining me here in washington for exit interview outgoing cia john brenan. welcome back to fox news sunday. >> good morning, chris. chris: president-elect trump has made it clear that he believes that the intelligence community
released, put out information about this unverified dossier in order to undercut him. this is what he said in the press conference. >> i think it was disgraceful, disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake out. i think it's a disgrace and i say that and i say that and that's something that nazi germany would have done and did do. chris: mr. brennan, your response. >> this information has been out for months so it's not leaking or releasing the information. it was already out there. chris: one of the reasons it hadn't is because it hadn't been verified and when you briefed the president on it, you collectively briefed the president on it, the president elect, that had been news. >> nothing is unverified. it had been circulating in the private sector and the media as
well by a firm that pulled this information together. but what i do find outrageous equating intelligence community with nazi germany. i do take great at that and no basis for mr. trump to point fingers at the intelligence community for leaking information that was already available publicly. chris: but it wasn't available publicly, various news organizations, if i may, various news organizations had it but they weren't reporting it because it hadn't been verified. this brings me to the real question, why on earth would the nation's intelligence spy chiefs brief president-elect trump in our first meeting collectively with him on this unverified information. first of all, it wasn't intelligence, it was rumors and secondly by briefing him on it, you made it a news event and therefore gave news organizations an excuse to report it? >> well,ic news organizations should not assume what happened during that discussion with
mr. trump. chris: it's been verified by the national of intelligence that's he's been briefed the information. >> it was responsibility in the minds of the intelligence directors of the intelligence community to make sure that there was going to be no evaluation of it but making sure that the president elect was aware this was circulating. chris: couldn't you have done a bunch of better ways, for instance, staff level person give it to a staff level person rather than spy chiefs giving it to the president? >> anybody who has read the report that is are out there, i think there's allegations in there, again unsubstantiated that were circulating. that was the extent of what it was that the intelligence chiefs wanted to do. chris: one of the questions is whether the intelligence community is going after or somehow trying to undercut by
selective leaks the new president elect. let me just ask my question because former top intelligence officials had been bashing mr. trump for months and i want to put a couple of these on the screen. former acting cia director mike wrote, in the intelligence business, we would say mr. putin had recruited mr. trump as unwedding agent of the russian federation and then former cia director said he preferred a different term, manipulated by moscow secretly held in contempt but whose blind support is happily accepted and exploited. can you understand given that and given all the leaks that have been coming out for months why would the president elect think the intelligence community think they would have it in for him? >> i'm not going to try to defend or explain what they said but i can tell you that the intelligence community is prepared to support the president elect and the incoming
team as we have done throughout the course of our history. so there is no interest in undermining the president elect and new administration coming in. it's our responsibility to make sure they understand exactly the dangers on the world stage so as they decide which policy course they want to pursue, they have the full benefit of the expertise, capability to experience and the intelligence that we have so that they can make the best decisions for the country. chris: you say you were offended and understandably so by comparison to naziy. what's the danger when a president elect and intelligence community are at odds, such distrust? >> well, there are many dangerous. the world is watching now what mr. trump says and listening very carefully. if he doesn't have confidence in the intelligence community, what signals does that send to our partners and allies as well as adversaries, so i think mr. trump has to be disciplined in terms of what it is that he says publicly. he's going to be in a few day's
time the most powerful person in the world in terms of sitting on top of the united states government and he has to recognize that his words do have impact and they can have very positive impact or they can have undercutting of our national security. chris: i want to end this part of the interview with one more question which i put to vice president elect pence, does the intelligence community have any information, i'm not talking about rumors, information about contacts between the trump camp and associates of the kremlin about discussions during the campaign about hacking the democrats? >> the intelligence communities collects foreign intelligence of people, if we pick up information related to u.s. persons or officials, which we refer to incidental collection, we share that information with the appropriate authorities, in most instances that's the fbi and so if we did come into contact with that type of information, it would have been shared with the fbi and we would make sure that our intelligence
communities were aware of it as well. chris: so is there such information? >> as i said, if we came into -- if we had that type of information we would share it with the fbi. chris: that's not a denial, sir? >> well, i wouldn't confirm or deny something like that on your program as much as i respect you, chris. chris: thank you, sir. let's talk about hot spots. mr. trump said in this weekend as we just talked about in the wall central jointer that he might lift sanctions on russia if they start helping us. here is what the president elect said about relations with the kremlin in news conference, take a look. >> if putin likes donald trump, guess what, folks, that's called an asset, not a liability. chris: do you think that mr. trump understands the threat from russia? >> i don't think has full appreciation of russian capabilities, russian's intentions and actions that they are undertaking in my parts of the world and that's what the obligation, responsibility of the intelligence community is.
i very much hope that our relationship with russia improves, absolutely, there's very important things to do, not just counterterrorism but stability around the world, but there's a fair amount of responsibility on russia's part to change their behavior, change their actions and what we need to do is make sure that mr. trump and vice president elect, mr. pence, understand exactly what it is that we know, what we have intelligence about so when they make those decisions they will be informed decisions. chris: are you concerned when you hear mr. trump on that interview with the wall street journal already talking about a situation where he might lift sanctions? >> i think he has to be mindful that he does not yet, i think, have a full appreciation and understanding of what the implications are of going down that road as well as making sure he understands what russia is doing. chris: what are the implications of going down that road? >> we look at what's happening in ukraine, syria, what's
happening in the cyber realm. i think mr. trump has to understand that absolving russia of various actions that has taken in the past number of years is a -- is a road that he, i think, needs to be very, very careful about moving down. chris: from your vantage point, director of the cia, what's the mideast immediate and pressing crisis, foreign policy, national security crisis that mr. trump will face? >> the problem is -- the challenge is that he's going to face numerous ones immediately. you have the problems of terrorism, clearly. the cyber collage -- challenge and other cyber capabilities that other countries have. north korea, instability that has racked the middle east. there are so many issues that the new administration is going to have responsibility for on day one and that's why we are trying to make sure that he and his team are fully briefed up on all of these issues.
chris: as you have heard and i don't know if you're able to say that, five days from leaving office, what do you think of his plans, his prescriptions, what he's saying about these various troubled spots, crises, challenges around the world? >> what mr. trump needs to understand is this is more than about him, now he has an opportunity to do something as oppose to talking and tweeting. he's going to have tremendous relationship to make sure the u.s. interests are protected and advanced. i am very much hoping that he has very good people that he has pulled together, mattis, mike pompeo and others, they are the ones that are going to be able to give him wise counsel on what he has to do and not be very spontaneous in his words and actions. it's not something that protects
national interest. when he speaks or reacts, he has to make sure that the implications and impacting the united states could be profound. again, it's more than just about mr. trump and it's about the united states of america. chris: finally, you are ending eight years of service as one of president obama's top national security advisers both in the white house and also as cia director. what looking back on the eight years, what's the greatest source of pride and what's your biggest regret? >> first source of pride being part of an administration that really has tried to advance the interest and peace of stability around the world at a very challenging time. bringing bin laden to justice, being able to prevent recurrence of 9/11 attack in the homeland. these are things that the administration and the government as a whole really did some great work. regrets, when i look at the situation in syria, i think my heart and a lot of hearts bleed
over what has happened to the beautiful country and i regret that we were not able to find a way to arrest the growth of violence and bloodshed there so that we could make sure that syria is going to have a future for the next generation of syrians and that's the one area that i'm regretful about. chris: very briefly, is there a policy that you now believe with hindsight could have worked to stop carnage and interrupted the civil war? >> well, 20/20 hindsight is always quite clear. the growth of isil, isil didn't exist at the time. i think a lot of countries including the united states could have been more aggressive and proactive in terms of what we should have done to prevent the deterioration into so much bloodshed in syria. chris: director brennan, thank
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time now for sunday group. bob, what do you think and this is something that we discussed with both of our guests of the way that intelligence committee handle that an overall how do you think of the way they have handled donald trump. >> i think what is underreported here is trump's point of view on it. when the former cia people said these things about trump that he was recruited agent of the russians they started this and in trump's mind he knows the old adage once a cia man always.
no one said those people should be same thing. the briefing with the dossier is put out. i have lived in this world for 45 years or you you get things and people make allegations it never should've been presented as part of an intelligence briefing as you suggested other channels have the white house counsel give it to trump's incoming counsel. trump's is right to be upset about that and i think if you look at the real chronology and the nature of the battle here that intelligence chiefs that we've had that were terrific and have done great work made a mistake here and when people make mistakes they should apologize. simon let me bring in the former top democrat.
there is a sense that an awful lot of information that the intelligence committee developed can you understand how they would end up feeling like these guys are trying to next them. from the other side i can understand that very careful and highly trained professionals think they are being dissed. in hindsight he might have done something differently. the unsubstantiated document. but i think the intelligence committee they had put out the case starting in early october with jay johnson and mike rogers put out the case. i take think it's important for donald trump into his good cabinet picks with the
intelligence community. for two reasons. we need these guys i had visited them all over the world. they are fabulous. we need them we need truth to power. we need them to head confidence in the intel relationship. it won't become for mice in some way. it won't become for mice in some way. i want to change dramatically. you are one that connected with this interview. how dramatically does it seem to you that he wants to reshape our relations both with russia and china. >> what is clear is at that the mindset is totally different. everything is open for negotiation. and he literally said everything is open to negotiation.
they have represented it. and on the sanctions he said i will keep them in place for a while that we will see how the russians behave spread it's very much a transactional approach. you're nice to us and vice versa. they will argue the wisdom of it. the one thing that is clear is that the mindset going and will be different. >> they started holding the confirmation hearings. the sharp distances between the nominees. there were real differences over the threat posed by russia. waterboarding, building a wall and tearing up the iran nuclear deal. >> it's an imperfect arms
control agreement. not a friendship treaty. but when america gives her word we have to work with our allies. >> are we headed for a constructive debate in the trump cabinet or are we headed for chaos. >> i think it will be constructive. donald trump cannot win here. he got a lot of criticism during the general election that he would not take the advice of counsel. but he has surrounded himself with some very smart and capable people. i think he will have a lot more faith in the intelligence community when he has people there that he trust. in regards to russia as will i think the biggest problem is the erosion of trust. the media reported something that the new york side -- new
york times said what could be checked is romantic. they're not going to recognize. when you have individuals. we are calling for them to defect. the biggest problem we are dealing with right now is the erosion of trust. alright. all right. we are going to take a break here. barack obama came into office on the same week with an imprisoned full waiting in the 60s everybody is there. will be back in a second. an inspe will investigate possible misconduct. what would you like to ask the panel. just go to facebook or twitter
>> there is evelyn dents that there were carelessness in handling this information. >> the american people can no longer head faith in his ability to carry out justice i think at that point someone should step down. >> hillary clinton former campaign manager questioning whether fbi director violated
at fbi regulations and because i mean so public this after the justice department said he will review the actions. as someone who has done a lot of dealings with the fbi over the last 40 to 45 years did he violate fbi regulations and going in going public and frankly should he step down. >> he has almost no friends right now. i would not anticipate learning too much from this inspector general's investigation. he can't compel people to talk and they will say that's confidential and that's connected to something classified. i think trump in his people having done a little reporting on this have a lot of respect for director comey.
the fbi has done a spectacular job the mass casualty attacks in this country which were watch anticipated after september 11. it may hang on that. >> we ask you for questions for the panel and we got a bunch like this one. i want to know why the ig is not targeting this. >> i agree i think that should be under investigation. they will be looking at the fbi andrew mccabe who was the recipient of the money. the governor of virginia. she was running for office. i think fbi director comey was set up to fail with all of this because any decision he have made from the start would've been met with extreme criticism.
if he have recommended indictment can you imagine how that would've gone over and of course loretta lynch tied his hands by by meeting with president bill clinton on a tarmac. i think this is a continued scapegoating from the left. look no further than the fact that they elected someone who was under investigation by the fbi or the fact that she spent more money than in michigan and wisconsin combined. almost lost in all the talk about russia and the fbi this week is the fact that donald trump finally announced what his plan is to separate himself from the trump businesses but the have of the office of government ethics immediately dismissed it. >> the plan doesn't meet the standards that the best of his nominees are meeting and every president in the past four decades has met.
>> they do business around the world. it raises a question every time that he makes a decision or his administration does about policy doesn't it raise the likelihood that people will say not to advance his business interests. >> i think he wants this issue to be over. i think he could do more i'm sure jerry has some specific ideas to stop the story. director comey had my admiration for intervene in the hospital room to block a bush administration. against the standard legal procedure. in this case his actions this last year to me are inexplicable they are supposed to be independent. this diet should investigate other actions.
i think he is within bounds to want to investigate this into the sky we just checked it could be replaced by donald trump if he chooses that. very quickly should he step down. >> i don't pretend to make recommendations to donald trump. you shifted the question about the business. i think congresswoman harland is exactly right. this is gonna be a continuing feature. the issue here is donald trump said i had set up a trust my sons are going to run the business but the critics say is not a blind trust. the trump response to that is these are liquid assets. i own buildings in a brand. you can just sell that.
the value build up goes out the window automatically. it second go away. i think they realize that. everybody in town is can have to deal with questions. >> is there something reasonably that he could've done. i know whether it is still a prop brady. >> i think he could've separated himself more than he has. he hasn't done that. we will have to deal with that. the other option would of been to take his family out of the ownership and leadership of the country -- company. they were not going to go there. >> each time they make the deal in the middle east people
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chris: a look at the national building museum. whether you like him or not donald trump always likes to do things big. it turns out that's not how he wants his inauguration. here is our power player of the week. >> we need to thank the people who were faithful to us. but it simply and quickly into elegantly and let's get back to work. >> he is president of the
inaugural committee. and he said donald trump's marching orders may surprise some people. >> in its simplicity the idea is to organize what is already here and available rather than focusing on a coronation of the man. >> are you saying he wanted to deemphasize the celebration of his victory. >> even as simple inauguration is a big deal. he is a staff of 360 people. handling events for as many as 750,000 people. he is running everything except the swearing in ceremony. >> it comes together just for that moment to allow that peaceful transition of power. it's putting on the olympic 60 days. the 20th is going to be something that will be very special.
donald trump is a pretty good producer how involved or how micromanaging has he been about this. >> i said could you go back and just manage the free world and leave me alone. one of the ideas do what injured jackson did in the 1820s. open the white house to the public. >> they absolutely crushed the place. it's not a great idea. but other ideas are going better. he had ten inaugural balls in 2009. mister trump said he only wanted three. we need a more healing kind of ending the migration. we don't need a celebration of me the victor.
>> there will be protest but baron said as long as they are not violent that is fine. >> is remembering the dialogue is a life. and that comes from the president himself. they had been closed for more than 30 years. he runs a private equity real estate firm with $58 billion in assets but they've always known where to draw the line. he is ready to defend his buddy. give him a chance. but first things first. there is an inauguration to put on. what is the weather forecast. >> 46 degrees and sunny. the forecast continues to be good weather on a friday. be sure to tune to this fax station fox station for
pla plan from the white house in the office of the president of the united states we present the farewell address for president eisenhower as his office comes to an end at noon on friday. he has chosen this time for his final speech. ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. >> good evening my fellow americans. in the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence whether sought or unsought by the military industrial complex.