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increase your risk of heart disease. to lower it you have to walk at least 7 miles a day. ymca no longer showing news inside the gym because it almost sparked a locker room fight. political arguments started erupting during workouts. abby: have a good friday, everybody. "fox & friends" starts now. >> i have recused myself from any existing or future investigation. >> i think it was behind beyond reason and i think it was unfair. i was glad to be able to address it. >> attorney general sessions should resign. >> he has proved is he unqualified and unfit. >> i think that's ridiculous. our good friends on the other side are hyper adventure lated. >> people playing hyper partisan politics should be ashamed of themselves. >> this is the democratic party attempting to sabotage the trump presidency.
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>> we will give our military the tools you need to prevent war and if required to fight war and only do one thing. win. >> senate has confirmed ben carson as housing secretary. several democrats also crossed over to confirm former texas governor rick perry as energy secretary. >> her first solo outing reading to sick kids in a new york city hospital. >> you have -- in your shoes. you can steer yourself any direction you choose. ♪ this is going to be the best day of my life ♪ my life. steve: oh the places you will go. that's the dr. seuss book that melania was reading from. start your broadcast day the places we will take you today. ainsley: at any age that book is wonderful. brian: i have a problem with dr. seuss.
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you try teach kids real words answered comes up with words that isn't real. ainsley: like green eggs? brian: there are a lot of words that don't exist. ainsley: whoville? brian: those words can i deal with you about other words that don't exist wrong vocabulary. ainsley: today i believe is dr. seuss' birth day. i got an email take your kids to go celebrate his birthday. dr. seuss birthday party. brian: from amazon? ainsley: from a friend said go with me. steve: in the spirit of degree sues the word of the day recusal because that is what our attorney general jeff sessions made clear yesterday because he worked on the campaign he has said he will not be involved with any campaign investigations. here he is last night with tucker carlson, ages ains exclusive interview. steve: exclusive interview after his press conference. here is tucker and mr. sessions.
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>> i don't think what was said about that meeting i had with the russian ambassador was legitimate. i think it was behind beyond reason and i think it was unfair i was glad to be able to address it today. >> we had started when i got confirmed. i told the senate during that process that i would review issues before me to determine whether or not i should recuse myself. recusal is not an admission of any wrongdoing. it's simple that whether or not you can be perceived as fairly deciding a case or evaluating a case. so i committed to do that after i became attorney general and i have only been there three weeks. we met with professional staff, ethics people to discuss this issue. and we had a full meeting a week or so ago. and planned to have a meeting today.
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it was on our schedule to make a final decision about whether or not i should recuse myself. and the reason i believed of i should recuse myself is because i was involved in the campaign. to a degree i think it would have been perceived is that i wouldn't be objective in participating in an investigation that might involve the campaign. i do not confirm or deny any investigation. i just felt like i should clear the air and we are moving toward that end even before this latest flap. brian: i believe if there is anybody that should do well in congressional hearings is a lawyer. if you put ryan zinke and seal in there you might say something or the governor of texas who is not a lawyer trying to be secretary of energy you might see how they would doing so. you would expect a lawyer who knows the nuances as of this business. times of a hypothetical situation don't answer. or when it comes to russia
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prethink it to his defense, that news broke in the middle of his testimony. number two al franken had a tortured question. steve: it was very long question. brian: number there, there is an excellent question because nothing happened significantly he didn't remember about the heritage foundation incident or this ambassador came through. ainsley: they are two separate issues. he was a senator when he met with the ambassador. al franken with if you read his question which was very long. he basically says was there exchange of information between trump surrogates and the russian government. sessions went on to say many people think i was a surrogate. no, i did not have relations with the russians basically while i was a surrogate. steve: i thought for a minute you were mixing up lewenski. brian: i was starting to have a lewenski flashback. ainsley: ing when he was working the campaign he did not have discussions about the
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campaign. brian: in any scenario with the trump people involved what are you thinking about? hacked emails. who played a role in that i don't think jeff sessions said i know john podesta's password and hillary's people are working behind the scenes to undermine bernie sanders it was the russian idea not to campaign for two months any battleground state like hillary clinton? so in the big picture, this is a head fake. however, it was, to me a legitimate mistake by him. steve: it was to his credit a crazy question. he is going to write to the judiciary committee to explain what he was saying. brian: did he say he is going to do that? >> steve: yeah, absolutely. meanwhile, his boss, donald trump was defending jeff sessions. he sent out a couple tweets yesterday and said this. jeff sessions is an hun nes man.
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he didn't say anything wrong. he could have stated his response more accurately. but it was clearly not intentional. this whole narrative is a way of saving face for democrats losing an election everyone that thought they were supposed to win. the democrats are overplaying their hand. they lost the election and now they have lost their grip on reality. the real story is all of the leaks of classified and other information. it is a total witch-hunt. you know what? that is exactly what rush limbaugh said on his radio show yesterday. >> this story is not about jeff sessions. this story is not about illegal talks between trump and his campaign people and the russians. this story is barack obama and the democrat party attempting to sabotage the trump presidency and do everything they can to either render it meaningless and ineffective or to get him impeached or force him to resign. that's what the story is. and that is what has to be
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attacked. not defended. we have no reason to be on defense all the time. we won the election. these people are barely hanging on. this is all they've got. and there's no evidence, despite a year and a half of allegations of illegal contact between trump, his campaign, and the russians. there is no evidence. brian: it's true. so i will add this to it looks within the trump camp i imagine nobody had had any contacts with russia shah come clean at which time jared kutcher said in a meeting michael flynn was having at trump tower with the ambassador of russia i came in and sat down for 20 minutes and left. at least that's what they probably should have said two months ago. onow everyone has to look inside their daily planner and see if they had a meeting. so this doesn't become a very -- a huge distraction.
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ainsley: we all heard this yesterday morning we were saying all right. let's review the facts. let's report. let you decide at home. now that the facts have been reported, if you read al franken's question, if you hear his answer, he has done nothing wrong. steve: look, he certainly did not purger himself. everyone agrees on that. the democrats are saying has he to recuse himself. all right. he has got to resign. he is not going to resign from this. jean shah neon the great senator of new hampshire said perhaps the russian hacking was an act of war. that's just some of the stuff you will hear in the media the media research center did a study of donald trump's what is usually a honeymoon period with the press found out that 88% of the coverage during his first month was hostile. they took out and this was with the big three networks took out all the pundits and clear partisans and just looked at the comments of the anchors and reporters and 88%
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of their comments were hostile. ainsley: so they crowded stories with quotes from angry citizens instead of talking to people who were happy they just put in the sound bite so it's angry citizens. provided little air time to president trump and the anchors and reporters injected their own anti-trump opinions. brian: perhaps the greatest movement outside the speech on tuesday could be the president's change of tone in times of turbulence. those are two controlled tweets and a press release. he didn't vent. i thought this shows a communications maturity or a staffing up or a change. i think it's very significant. ainsley: changing his messaging, trying to increase that grade from a c to an a plus. steve: i don't think that's going to happen. brian: abby would thought grade herself but i would always give her an a. heather: good morning, you guys. good to see you this morning. we want to get to a fox news alert. and a fire overnight at the trump hotel in new york city. flames breaking out in the last hour.
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room on the 37th floor. one person is hurt. no word on how bad. and no one had to be evacuated. we he will, of course, keep you posted as we get more information throughout the morning. also this morning, two inmates killed when out-of-crowl fight broke out at maximum security prison. guards say about 40 inmates sparked the violent outburst inside the a tecumseh state prison in nebraska. this is the second deadly incident at that prison in two years i the united states unloading on yemen at this hour. the strikes targeting al qaeda fighters, equipment and their bases. first military action since the raid in january that killed navy seal ryan owens. this as we learned that raid did gather critical intelligence. including hundreds of email addresses and phone numbers for al qaeda in the middle east and in the west. the pentagon confirming this info could prevent terror
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attacks around the world. also this story. patrick stewart fights mutants as professor x. now the british citizen is looking to fight president trump. take a listen. >> applying for citizen [applause] >> why? >> because i want to be an american, too, because all of my friends in washington said there is one thing can you do. fight. fight. oppose, oppose. abby: wow. stuart telling the ladies on "the view" on a recent visit to washington, d.c. he had the worst night sleep he has had in years. president trump may have had something to do with it. sso much anger. steve: by the way abby is going to be with us in a little bit. had you exclusive interview. abby: sean spicer. it was a busy week for all of us. coming up at 6:22. brian: just to follow the other big story today the dr. seuss controversy today
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nonsense word hurting children. brian i wanted to explain the benefits of silly words think multiis i lab bic words as a reading specialist we nonsense words. reading nonwords is most beneficial to early readers. so the last thing you want to do is show kids real words. steve: creativity. ainsley: conversation with a 1-year-old you can't understand them. it's just jibber liberal. brian: so play along. ainsley: his birthday was yesterday, by the way. steve: she wore to uphold the law now this judge is helping an illegal evade ice. brian: plus no more kneeling for collin kaepernick. he needs a job. why he is changing his stance and standing straight up the next time i hears the national anthem. really? really? ♪ it's too late to apologize ♪ it's too late ♪ i said it's too late to apoll giapologize
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former doj official jay christians joins us now. did he have to recuse himself? >> he probably shouldn't have either. this is part of a pattern. first they came for steve bannon. then general flynn and sessions. this is how the democrats are going to behave make jeff sessions worry about this instead of the corruption that abromaitis and holder left in his justice department. it's part of a governing strategy by the democrats. steve: that's all they have got. they don't have any power in the houses or the white house. so, do you agree with rush limbaugh's statement that we played a moment ago that he essd the obama administration spread all this top secret intelligence about the russian probe so everybody would be talking about it to sabotage donald trump. >> people need to understand this is just the beginning what's happening with geoff sessions. rush is right. what they did, steve, is put information in the hands of tons of people in the
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department knowing they would leak. at the same time, the swamp is not being drained. you had radical obama-ites being inaugurated two days before the inauguration political slots into places where they can't be fired easily. they are still there. they are sabotaging the president like sally united states did right after the inauguration. steve: you wrote a piece yesterday on p.j. media that i read a u.s. senator did collude with russians. that is just a fact. which senator? >> ted kennedy in 1984 ted kennedy sent signals to the soviets that he could get them booked on network tv to talk to the american people to undermine reagan. it happened. it is the fact. that ted kennedy colluded with the soviet union to swing the 1984 presidential election. it is an outrage. but that's what these democrats do.
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they project. they get angry about stuff they want to do or have done. steve: jog my memory. eric holder who lied about selling guns to mexico was held in contempt of congress first time ever, i think. tell us about his recusal. >> yeah. he did it. and it wasn't just contempt, steve. it was criminal contempt. he should have been put before a grand jury and conceivably indicted. there was no outrage from chuck schumer. there was no outrage from the senator from wring ling brothers. there was no outrage from nancy pelosi. it was all coverup. it's a double standard but it's part of how they govern. they personalize and polarize people and attack them. doesn't have to do with policy. they don't like the election in november. that's why they are attacking sessions. steve: this is just the beginning according to you. jay christian adams thank you for joining us on this friday morning. >> thank you, steve. steve: you bet. what do you think about that email us at friends@foxnews.com. earlier this week president trump gave himself a c for
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for your membership. fees are going up $5. bringing basic gold star plans to go up 60 bucks. executive membership will go up 110 to $120. the price changes change in june. bye-bye brawny man and hello brawny women. i have never said that before. paper towel company changing to celebrating women's history month. part of brawny's strength has no gender campaign. who can remember the time in history when women were brawny. ainsley: she is wearing the same outfit. steve: she is wearing red as is abby huntsman who joins us now. abby, you went down to our nation's capital and talked to sean spicer on a very busy news day. >> who would have expected that i got there yesterday when everything was breaking with attorney general jeff sessions. "fox & friends" got the exclusive and first comments from the white house. obviously later in the day. jeff sessions ended up
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recusing himself from any trump campaign investigations. but the white house still stands by him. and here is a look at that and many other things we talked about. abby: obviously the news of the moment as there always is in your job attorney general jeff sessions reports out that he weighs not honest. you had democrats saying he needs to radio sign. >> look, i think senator sessions did his job. he was asked very pointedly whether or not there has been any contact with the trump campaign in his capacity of him being a surrogate. there was not. he was 100 percent straight with the committee. did he acknowledge he did meet in his capacity with the ambassador he. abby: you don't think he needed to recuse himself. >> he was 100 percent straight with the committee. people are playing partisan politics and should be ashamed of themselves. abby: give us how your life
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has changed from the rnc to here breaking news of the day. you work pretty much all hours of the day now. in the white house. >> you try to keep up with donald trump you work all hours of the day. abby: how do you do that. >> stay focused on the issues at hand and try to work with the team to acknowledge success and the effort that the president has in advancing an agenda. abby: give me a sense about you are always a middle man between the president and the media and the press. >> he speaks very directly many times. abby: he does as well. often you are in a difficult role. i wonder who do you fear more president trump or the media? >> i don't fear anybody. i don't want to disappoint this president. abby: um um. >> i think he has given me and the rest of the team here an incredible honor to help facilitate and advance the agenda and vision that he has. abby: how is he does he give you feedback? is he really tough on you? what does he say. >> one thing about president trump you always know where
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where you stand with him. abby: what are the things he says to you. >> i won't reveal that he will give you constructive criticism and give you praise. he will tell you when you have done a great job. there is a reason that in his business people work for him 10, 20, 30 years. he is a man who inspires loyalty. he inspires you to do your best i and he let's you know it. abby: he was on "fox & friends" earlier this week as i'm sure you saw. >> i did. abby: what grade would you give yourself from an a to an f? >> i think in terms of effort, which means something but i give myself an a plus, okay, effort. but that's -- results are more important. in terms of messaging, i would give myself a c or a c plus. abby: would you agree with that? >> look. i think i'm always somebody who believes that you can do better. i think you saw an amazing joint address the other night poll after poll in the high 80's throughout the country.
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people, left, right, members of congress giving him amazing marks. so maybe going into it we had a c plus coming out thereof we are back in the a, a minus range. abby: what grade would you give yourself. >> i would agree with the president we have some work to do but we are working every single day. if you look at the full semester if we're going to grade like that, i think after the other night we are well on our way. abby: higher than a c? >> yeah. look at the joint address is something that so many people in this country, republican, democrat, conservative, liberal agnostic, independent, you know, people -- whatever, just looked and said i am very proud to be part ever the agenda and the vision that the president articulated that night. abby: when you look back at the past few months you have been in your job, whearls the one thing you would do differently? >> there's a few things. mine, look, every time i walk outs of a briefing, i gather with my team. where did we -- what did we do well? what could we have done better? what answers could have been crisper?
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where do we have to clean something up? so i don't think it's just one thing. abby: well, the leaks, that's been a problem as you know well. >> right. abby: last week you pulled your staff into your office and told them to hand over your cell phones? >> i'm not going to give details of what we do. obviously, when you look at what the president has been very clear at and he noted on "fox & friends." abby: knowthat's not the way he would have done it but will let you do what you want to do. >> there is an issue in the administration at large in the government where have you people who are entrusted with national security secrets, with classified information that aren't handling it properly. that's a problem because it undermines our national security. abby: you stand by the way that you handled it? >> well, obviously, i think that what we try to do is make sure that people understanding that anything that comes out of here undermines the president's ability to ar articulate the jeanged. so, we will do what we can to make sure that information stays in the appropriate hands.
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brian: did a great job. abby: could not have been nicer. as you guys experienced when you were there. they give u. access to everything. they want the american people to see what they're experiencing in there tomorrow we will show the more personal side of sean spicer because he has a really interesting past. just how he feels about being in that office that's huge role. brian: did word come out that maybe they were going to cancel that this news broke atlantic went from let's talk about what your job is like oh my goodness senator sessions is in turmoil. abby: i always want to get news but we this no idea what we were walking into. brian: he had no problem. >> he said he just talked to the president. as you know they communicate all day long. ainsley: they have the open door policy. they are not going to wait two days to talk to you. abby: which is what you want to hear. steve: good job. abby: thank you, guys. steve: more tomorrow. brian: huge immigration system demanding illegal i come to america the right way it took our next guest four years and
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$450,000 to get here legally and he doesn't regret it one bit. ainsley: plus the media is in hysterics over the vice president using personal email when he was governor of indiana comparing him to hillary clinton. one thing, he did nothing wrong. the valiant taste times of death, but once!! uh, excuse me, waiter. i ordered the soup... of course, ma'am. my apologies. c'mon, caesar. let's go. caesar on a caesar salad?
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brian: author's birthday read across america day. she spoke to each child individually and posed for pictures. she is going to grow to love this role. i think that she is getting used to the spotlight. i wouldn't be surprised if she really embraces this by the end of the term. steve: i'm sure all those children loved having her. brian: absolutely. meanwhile president trump calling for huge overal overhaun the nation's immigration system. >> pushing from lower skilled immigration and i instead adopting a merit based system, we have so many more benefits. it will save countless dollars, raise workers' wages and help struggling families, including immigrant families, enter the middle class. ainsley: our next guest spent four years and nearly $50,000 to come here to america and now nic adams halls a green card. so what does a legal immigrant think about president trump's plan? steve: let's talk to him. nic adams is ceo flag the foundation for liberty and
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american greatness and author of grand green card carrier retaking america. nic, good morning to you. >> good morning, guys. steve: so, currently, our immigration system is largely based on family convictions. you know, my uncle came there or my father or my child was born in the country so they are a citizen. instead, the president would like to move toward a merritt based situation. how would that work? >> steve, that's a brilliant idea. that's exactly what needs to happen. we need to elevate skills and employability of the family ties. look, if america is going to remain the best nation on this earth. we have got to make sure that we bring only the best people here. if he america is going to remain exceptional country. we have got make sure people coming here are going to be american. are going to subscribe to american values. going to understand the things that make america special and the things that make america differential. they have got to subscribe to our values.
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individualism, not. equality of opportunity. not equality of outcome. these are the things that have always set america apart from the rest of the world. ainsley: you are the poster child, nic. tell us about your story. >> well, ainsley, it was really hard for me to come to the united states of america and become an immigrant. it did take me a very long time. it cost me a bucket load of money. but i have got to tell that you every single day that i wake up here in the united states i thank god. because this is just sump a special country. my life would be totally different and what makes america special is the fact that it's not just a country. it's an idea. it's an ideal. and there has to be a cultural buy-in from those who decide to make america home. they can't come here and milk us. they have got to love the place and become american. brian: is there a danger in only going for the einsteins or the deepak chopras or only
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go for first round draft picks? >> no, look, brian, you are right. we need a variety of different people. i think it's really important that when people come to america they are proficient in english, that they have work experience. that they have job prospects. they are the type of people that we want in the united states. it takes all kinds of people to make a society work. but i think that when it comes to immigration, and a limited number of people that can come at any given time, we need to make sure that only the best of the best come. ainsley: nic adams, author of green card warrior, retaking america. thank you, nic. >> thank you so much. brian: australia does that canada does that. ainsley: many countries do that. steve: there is nic. he came to this country. it cost him a lot. took him a long time. where does he live he? could live anywhere. he lives in texas. meanwhile, coming up on this friday, the mainstream media in hysterics over the vice president's personal use of
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email when he was governor. but there is a big difference between his use and hillary clinton's. we're going to tell you all about that coming up. brian: plus, we are celebrating ainsley's one year anniversary on "fox & friends." the big moment. and, of course want the laughs. steve: wait a minute it's been a year ferrari. brian: and the hairstyles. ainsley: i'm wondering which one is better. ♪ oh what a night ♪ girl you got one ♪ a night that's special everywhere ♪ from new york ♪ to hollywood ♪ it's ladies night ♪ i thought i married an italian. did the ancestrydna to find out i'm only 16% italian.
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steve: a judge under investigation accused of outrageous stunt to free an illegal criminal who is an immigrant.
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investigators in oregon say judge monica harand allowed al-zawahiri to sneak out of courtroom to avoid ice agents there to pick him up. there for drunk driving charges when reportedly somebody let him use the judge's private entrance to make a get away. he was eventually arrested. the judge still has the job. still on the bench. no more kneeling for collin coln kaepernick he needs a job. he plans to stand during the national anthem next season if another team hires him once is he officially released next week. brian: that's if he changes his mind. steve: other news. ainsley: new report claiming vice president mike pence used personal email account which was hacked last summer to discuss state business while he was the governor of indiana. steve: there is a big difference between this and hillary clinton's email scandal. what is it? for that we turn to kurt the cyberguy. let's start at the very beginning. she had a private server.
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she has a machine in her basement. he simply had an account. >> it comes down to this. is it okay to use your personal email for government-related activity? for a lot of people it's a split vote on this. the idea really at the end of the day is does using your personal email pose a threat to this country? that really is a question to answer. and in these cases, be it hillary, be it vice president pence, we're not absolutely certain that it did any huge amounts of damage. when you confine those dead bodies of data somewhere in the world then i will raise my hand and say we have huge problem here. i think it's a lot about nothing. ainsley: other question is it legal? desomething wrong? >> is it illegal for me to sandy letter your office? i just don't think we have laws. i'm not an attorney. but we just don't have laws being broken here. send email from one place to another. brian: how hard is it to go into the governor's email account if it's his personal account? it's leaving your front door open, isn't it?
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>> here is the assumption, period. whether you are using your personal email or not for government work, just make the assumption that the whole world did see it because, guess what? they can. so, the fact of the matter is it's not the best idea to use your personal email, special if yoespecially if you have encryption at work. steve: he had account. what he did by law is absolutely safe. big difference with hillary clinton she had top secret stuff on hers. he did have sensitive stuff brian. ainsley: she had a private server. steve: she had a private server as well. people are saying it's exactly the same thing. it's not. >> it's not the same thing but at the same time, again, i just don't see the smoke from any fire here. i just don't. steve: regarding hillary, did you have a problem with her with private email server and then. >> you're not going to like my answer and reason is because, you know, honestly, the state
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department computer system has been hacked in to some times more than any evidence came about a private email server being hacked into that, guess what, might have been a safer move. ainsley: emails are not safe. just. >> i think aren't relearning our lesson at some point? come on, get off the personal email and start using what you're supposed to. brian: go back to the facts. to the fax. those were the good old days. >> pigeons were much more reliable. brian: except they all lookalike. steve: meanwhile today special day we're celebrating ainsley has been on the program exactly one year as of today. ainsley: it's been fun. >> beauty among the thorns. ainsley: you are so sweet. are you talking about brian or me. ainsley: i brought you guys with me, too. steve: yep. started here a year ago this week. where is that dj? [laughter]
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>> steve: let's get in the way back machine. it was one year ago this week, brian. brian: right, ainsley claimed to be on maternity leave and we got word that shield be replacing elisabeth hasselbeck as the next host of "fox & friends" and then we kind of lost touch. does it feel like a year. ainsley: i claimed to be on maternity leave.
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you like to look at my phone. i have thousands of pictures of her. it's been so honored. thank you alleluia for watching us and making us a successful show. watch this. steve: come on in, ainsley earhardt. ainsley: i will be here and wake you up with a smile. ainsley: i'm ainsley earhardt. this is "fox & friends." if you are just waking up this morning, big news. thank you so much for watching us. yuge. it's going to be yuge. brian: watch this. [screams] ainsley: why didn't you get in? steve: maybe tomorrow. go, everybody. brian: read us out, ainsley. ainsley: all right. coming up. brian: it says steve on the prompter.
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ainsley: walking around the city? steve: didn't realize we are going for a ride. ainsley: this might be my favorite day on "fox & friends" so far. riding around new york city in the ghostbuster mobile. ♪ ainsley: i never thought i would be dancing with cedric. i want you to dance with me eventually. >> tried to hire her. >> welcome, welcome, so happy to have you. thank you for stopping by the curvey couch. >> you're welcome, ainsley. ainsley: better than playing football. >> making a difference is always better than football. >> how did you and your brother decide you you wanted to fight for this country? >> it's family tradition. brian: ainsley has written her
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first children's book. ainsley: dad was in charge of break fast. he always had a scripture or saying or some sort of a note next to our cereal. brian: young lady never ever sit between two men on a curvey couch. >> the beauty among the thorns. ainsley: thank you. are you talking about brian or me. i brought you with me, too. >> you are the best, ainsley. ainsley: guys, you want to follow? what did you think of the debate? >> i thought it was great. >> kellyanne what did you think. >> amazing might for governor mike pence. ainsley: extremely relatable? how did you decide she is the one. >> i love the southern charm. there is something great. >> there is something about carolina girls. >> married to someone running for president of the united states of america. >> it was quite an amazing year and a half. ainsley: i get to go to the inauguration with you. >> sit down with the president-elect. >> so cool. so grateful. >> what is the first thing you
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are going to do when you into the white house. >> i'm going to go to work. monday is really the day we start signing and working and making great deals for the country. >> hi ainsley big fan? >> yes. >> isn't she the best? >> i love this lady. >> if you were going to write a song, what would that song be about? >> right now it would be about this is the best year of my life. ♪ little did i know ♪ this would be my perfect year ♪ everything was going ♪ ands is going better than it ever could ♪ better than i thought it would ♪ brian: that was emotional, right? ainsley: hard to watch. i'm so grateful. steve: look at you, you are crying. ainsley: it's been awesome. steve: it's okay. you get to stay another year. [laughter] brian: maybe she is saying i have to stay another year. ainsley: you all included my dad and my little girl and
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that song. you all are awesome. my dreams have come true. it's been a great year. thank you, that was a beautiful package that y'all put together. brian: have you done incredible job. ainsley: thank you. steve: absolutely. that's why i don't dance on television. [laughter] portrait right there, boom. there went the portrait. ainsley: i also learned i shouldn't dance on tv wasn't very graceful. brian: craig morgan played up a song on the spot. he lost his son this year. i hate to be a downer this year. we have all been through a lot together. it's been fun. thank you, thank you all so much. brian: donald trump had the second best year. you had the best year donald trump had the second best year. ainsley: we have a massive show ahead. judge jeanine pirro and geraldo on deck. brian: right, they have great pictures. ♪ i don't care about you it's friday
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visit saveonsymbicort.com today to learn more. >> i have recused myself from any existing or future investigation. i think it was behind beyond reason. and i think it was unfair. i will be glad to be able to address it. >> attorney general sessions should resign. >> he has proved that he is unqualified and unfit. >> they don't like the election in november. that's why they are attacking sessions. it's part of a governing strategy by the democrats. >> this is just the beginning. democrats ar lighting their hair on fire to get to you cover this story. >> this story is the democrat party attempting to sabotage the trump presidency. >> we will give our military the tools you need to prevent war and, if required, to fight war and only do one thing, win. >> filling the cabinet. vice president mike pence swearing in dr. ben carson and former texas governor rick
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perry. >> dick cheney, when he shot that guy in the face. >> ever seen funny at all to you. >> every time cheney would come in, a lot of people would yell duck. [laughter] ♪ we're all-american ♪ in god we trust ♪ living the dream ♪ and never giving up ♪ what we believe. steve: well, the president of the united states is starting his day at the white house a little later on. he is going out to joint base andrews. he is going to fly down to palm beach in orlando. he is going to meet with the republicans. he is going to go to a school and show folks that choice works. ainsley: the difference in the president and all of us. there are many differences. the biggest one is he has an alarm clock that he has to listen to on saturdays and sundays. today is friday. this is the last alarm clock you are going to hear for a few dies. brian: he is like a lot of us. he loves his work so much it's not really work. is he working through the
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weekend. even when he golfs is he with somebody that is going to help him with business. or a staff. donald trump on television he understands optics. he evidently got off the plane and was wearing a suit. he looked around and gave him a jacket. bomber jacket. he said i'm going to put it on and he wore the hat. how great does that look standing in front of the troops with the hat and the jacket on. steve: they just made it for him to take home. he said i'm going to put it on right now. brian: great instinct. ainsley: love that he did that. brian: let's talk about what happened yesterday. i'm sure this would have been the number one story him going to christen the u.s.s. gerald where ford. attorney general and what he said during confirmation hearings when it came to his relationship with russia. he wasn't clear that he did have relations with the ambassador. just they met a couple of times but it was about his duties as a member of the armed services committee. ainsley: he denied misleading the senate and denied having
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conversations tying the president's campaign to return shah. listen. >> i don't think what was said about that meeting i had with the russian ambassador was legitimate. i think it was behind beyond reason. and i think it was unfair. and i was glad to be able to address it today. we had started, when i got confirmed, i told the senate during that process that i would review issues before me to determine whether or not i should recuse myself. recusal is not an admission of any wrongdoing. it is simply that whether or not you can be perceived as fairly deciding a case or evaluating a case. steve: okay. so he has recused himself. he said look, i worked on the campaign. so if there is a campaign investigation, i'm not going to be part of it, the democrats were calling for a recusal. they got it now some are calling for him to resign or. ainsley: that's not going to happen. steve: perjury which clearly was not perjury.
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we had dr. charles krauthammer on this show yesterday. and he was talking about how, you know, there is a lot of smoke here but no real fire. plus, we also had somebody else on who is in the congress who said, look, one way or another, people misstate things all the time in front of congress. it's not a crime. and jeff sessions did say later that he was going to write a letter to the jewish committee explaining what he meant. brian: just to paraphrase real quick the things that senator mccaskill underlined everything wrong with this process and looked for scandal. if i'm on the armed services committee and i don't meet with ambassadors really? they went back to twitter feed and sorry a picture of our meeting with the russian ambassador. you not telling the truth leading into that? she said well it was because i couldn't finish out of my tweet never met one-on-one. ainsley: if you read what she tweeted out in 2013. off to meeting with russian ambassador. upset about the arbitrary cruel decision to end all u.s. adoptions. even those in process.
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then in august of 2015, she tweeted. this today called with british, russian, and jerry plan ambassadors regarding iran deal. doing my homework. brian: good job. steve: there is clearly a double standard with the democrats. nancy pelosi was asked yesterday so, why, exactly, is this different than, for instance, when loretta lynch met with bill clinton? and she goes oh, well, it's completely different. it's as different as night and day. it's not. because she was actually through the fbi she headed up was investigating the clinton foundation. and then just look at the former attorney general holder. keep in mind. he lied about selling guns to people in mexico. and then he was found in criminal contempt of congress. and never reciewsed himself. stayed on the case. brian: no interest in john koskinen and those illegal moves when he was investigating only conservative groups. remember that as head of the irs. just on your thing.
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that tweet, nancy pelosi was asked by own chad pergram about why isn't this like loretta lynch meeting with bill clinton. she said that was serendipity. started talking about grandchildren. i don't know that loretta lynch has grandchildren. was it a one-sided conversation? steve: jeff sessions says i don't really remember much about the conversation but i think we talked about our grand kids. that would have been hilarious. ainsley: would they have given him a pass? steve: he said what he remembered they talked about you corroborate. they talked about terrorism. and it was kind of gossipy. meanwhile we had jay christian adams, former department of justice official on this program just about an hour ago. he said, look, the democrats, this is all they've got. they are trying to distract and this is all part of their plan. right now, folks, we are in phase one. >> this is part of a pattern. first they came for steve bannon. then they came for general flynn. now it's sessions. this is how the democrats are
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going to behave to delegitimize the president to make jeff sessions worry about this instead of the corruption that obama and holder left in his justice department. it's part of a governing strategy by the democrats. they personalize and polarize people and attack them. doesn't have to do with policy. they don't like the election in november. that's why they are attacking sessions. ainsley: that's right. they are trying to sabotage president trump. yesterday, there was a fox news poll came out. said the majority of you, the voters, are saying move on from protesting donald trump. give him a chance. brian: all voters. i think it's time for everybody in the trump organization and the campaign. have you to come clean and think about what you might have done and what you might have said and get it out now because it's going to come out. part of the reason gave a formal announcement that jared curbnekushner did meet with genl flynn. can you stop investigating that. that's been exposed. everything else has been exposed. i wouldn't blame the president for being really upset about
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this. i think it totally caught him by surprise. ainsley: if you are senator you meet with ambassadors. search on certain committees you meet with certain ambassadors. brian: say it. ainsley: as big as the bible. everyone does that. brian: everybody in the trump organization and campaign has to come clean on anything they did with the russians because if they have nothing to hide, you could stop every investigation in its tracks. steve: here's the problem. a lot of people in washington meet with the russian ambassador. everybody heastles met with the russian ambassador. he is a very social guy. he goes to all sorts of things around town. in fact, he was at barack obama's white house at least 22 times according to the visitors log. where is the outrage about that? going forward though, keep in mind, here's how you get in trouble. okay, i met with the russian ambassador and we talked about the campaign when i was working on the campaign. that's much different than when i was a u.s. senator on the armed services committee and we talked about the ukraine, that's okay. and that is what jeff sessions said he did. it's not like they sat together in the one-on-one
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meeting and the russian guy hands him a big envelope full of 50's and microfilm. that never happened. talked about terrorism and gossipy stuff. ainsley: anything you talk with the campaign. someone from the campaign met with russia, of course think are going to talk about the campaign in some capacity and say how are the elections going over there? steve: the way washington is set up it is against the law to be in your office and talk your campaign. it's called the hatch act. if he had been doing that it would have been in violation of the law anyway. brian: no one can pay for your meal. i am wondering where the voices were when loretta lynch sat on the tarmac and had a conversation with bill clinton during fbi investigations against his. why. ainsley: searching for anything they can get their hands on and use whatever rhetoric they can find to disrupt donald trump and his administration. their motives are not pure and not for the country but for themselves. steve: dave is tweeting the president of the united states
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needs to let item dems continue their assault but he should focus on promised goals. steam roll them with success. brian: the other stuff doesn't matter. steve: right now we are limping along in the ones with the economy. a. ainsley: hand it over to abby. brian: who is anything about a one. ainsley: sat down with sean spicer. abby: believe it or not we have other news going on this morning with a fox news alert. a fire overnight at the trump international hotel in new york city. flames breaking out just hours ago in a room that was under construction on the 47th floor. well, police say a piece of machinery malfunctioned. sparking that fire. one person was hurt but is expected to be okay. carbon monoxide fumes forcing people on the you were floors to evacuate. we will keep an aclose eye on that as well. also this morning, 20 air
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strikes in less than 24 hours. the united states unloading on yemen at this hour. the strikes targeting al qaeda fighters equipment and bases. the first military action there since the raid in january that killed navy seal ryan owens. this as we learn that did gather critical intelligence including contact information for al qaeda operatives. the pentagon confirming this could prevent future terror attacks. and filling the cabinet vice president mike pence swearing in dr. ben carson and former texas governor rick perry. perry taking the oath as the 14th energy secretary and carson as the head of housing and urban development saying america is like a patient he is ready to help heal. and newly secretary of interior ryan, he sure knows how to make an entrance. arriving to the first day of work riding a horse. how fun is that? think we should try it leave your phone at home it is national day of unplugging. >> ban on all cell phones?
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iming. video chatting. video gaming, anything on the internet. >> how am i supposed to do the homework. >> the way did i. >> can't unplug my funny bone. abby: we can all use that nonprofit wants everyone to break away from technology for 24 hours stuarting at sundown. digital detox help people unwind and connect with others? can we do it though is the question? i work tomorrow so i won't be able to do the. steve: we work on cable tv channel do we want people to turn off unplug. steve: do it yourself. don't pay attention to your phone all day long. brian: do what i normally do lose it. [laughter] all right, coming up straight ahead. steve: mexico's richest man just lost $16 billion and he can thank president trump for that. ainsley: plus, democrats will do anything to save illegal immigrants. what about their american victims?
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>> they don't want to help kids or husbands and family members that's been murdered by illegals. i mean, just the way they did that was just so disrespectful. ainsley: what happened to the party of compassion? radio host howie carr next. ♪ i'm not crazy ♪ i'm just a little impaired ♪ i know right now you don't care ♪ but soon enough ♪ you're gonna think of me ♪ and how i used to be ♪ what makes thermacare different? two words: it heals. how?
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♪ ♪ brian: all right. during president trump's speech to congress on tuesday night, democrats seen shaking their heads, giving thumbs down, even groaning when president trump mentioned the victims of illegal immigrants. so can democrats still claim to be the party of compassion? here to discuss is radio talk show host, one of the best in the business howie carr has a brand new book out called kennedy babylon, howie, first off, the reaction to things that deserve nothing but compassion. did it surprise you, even though you are in massachusetts? >> it did. i couldn't believe it when president trump mentioned that he was setting up an office to help out the victims of illegal alien crime.
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and as you said there were these groans and suppressed hiss. it probably was the most disappointing and i'm being kind, reaction that the democrats had to the speech. you know, you showed earlier jamiel shaw sr. brian: in fact, you know what, howie, i will symptom you right here. here he is. let's let everyone watch this. >> oh, my god. i was like man, you know, what do they want? i mean, they don't want nothing but division, you know. bickering. they don't want to solve no problems. they don't want to help kids or husbands and family members that's been murdered by illegals. i mean, just out way they did that was so disrespectful. but it's bigger than them. so just keep on moving. just ignore them like they do me. brian: by the way he is saying his son was killed by illegal immigrant and he heard that noise and he was so exasperated. >> killed in cold blood.
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i think you know jamiel. he was at the convention in cleveland last year. just a totally decent guy. he lives in south central l.a. i'm pretty sure that representative maxine watters is his congresswoman. she didn't even show up for the speech. constituent services. brian: she said she couldn't be respectful so she didn't show. have you a book about the kennedy's. you know a lot about them even though you are a conservative in massachusetts. i was shocked to hear this from r.f.k. jr. about this. watch. >> anything he wants because he -- he is not -- he is not bound by ideology. he is less bound by ideology than any president probably that we have had this century. >> for the new kennedy? >> he said to leonardo decaprio the other day he wanted to be the next kennedy roosevelt. >> new kennedy? do you think that's a fair comparison? >> like i said i think he can be any kind of president he wants.
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he could be the greatest president in history any wanted to. brian: significant? >> i think. so robert f. kennedy jr. has also said in public appearances in the last few years that his father was really a moderate democrat, bobby kennedy. that goes against the political grain now but he is right. bobby kennedy's sister kathleen kennedy, she was the former lieutenant governor of maryland. do you know who her godfather was, brian? joe mccarthy. senator joe mccarthy. bobby kennedy went to senator joe mccarthy's funeral. he loved the guy. the kennedys were very conservative. i don't really think there would be much of a role for jack kennedy, the cold warrior in the modern democrat party. that's another thing we saw at that speech the other night just how far the democrats have come from the days of harry truman and jfk. brian: first thing did he was make amends with eisenhower a republican. kennedy back blown is the name of the book. howie carr congratulations on this. always great to see you.
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ainsley: we have some quick headlines now. hundreds of companies already lining up to help president trump with his signature campaign promise. >> for that reason, we will soon begin the construction of a great, great wall along our southern border. [applause] ainsley: the 300 companies expressing interest in building the wall range from large construction firms to small fence companies. dozens of them are owned by hispanics. the first contracts expected to be awarded next month. and the richest man on the
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other side of the future wall in mexico just lost a whopping $16 billion. the telecom giant whose name is carlos slim taking the hit since president trump has been in office thanks to a shrinking peso against the dollar. no hard feelings throw slim calls president a great negotiator and still worth a reported $501 billion. brian: they get along. is he always praising carlos slim. steve: now is he a lot slimmer. great weekend at the box office. new movies hitting the big screen. which ones are worth your cash? brian: yep, fox news contributor and founder of nerd tears.com kevin mccarthy. my name was spelled brain in the prompter. threw me. drives me nuts. steve: i almost didn't read. tell us about logan. ainsley: are you still getting dressed there, kevin? >> by the way, you guys were in d.c. on monday. in the white house with the president and you didn't even give me a call. i would have came by and brought some movies and brian,
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you and i could have had a kevin james. ainsley: we never know when you are going to be here. usually on the red carpet inn l.a. >> i know, i know, i know. good to see you guys this morning. how are you doing? steve: great. thank you very much for dressing us down just to start. brian: first off, tell me about this hue jackman movie. i know he is the nicest guy in hollywood how good is the movie. >> it's great. directed a three tens of huma. also walk the line. logan is a western, not a super hero movie whatsoever. a movie that really works on every level. it's r-rated wolverine film. he has played this character nine times over 17 years now. and this is the final time he will play the character. he is brilliant in the movie. i love sir patrick stewart in the film as well. one of the cool things about the movie during the film sir patrick stewart is actually watching a movie called shane 1953 classic western. and he remembers seeing it as a kid.
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so i wanted to ask hu hugh jackman what was his earliest and fond memory of going to the movie as a kid. >> do you have a fond memory of a specific movie in theaters that you think back on when you think of like a theater experience. >> many. the first thing i saw was the wizard of oz and used to go to a beach holiday place every year. i'm one of five kids. when you are the youngest you sit in the back. my memory looking through faces and then my dad, it's raining so the wind screen wipers are going. i'm trying to watch this movie. but dad is like i bought the tickets. we're going to watch the whole thing. i have that memory. seeing my dad cry at 18. one of the first time i had seen him cry. >> the movie is amazing by the way. i gave it a five out of five. i saw it for a second time. second five out of five of the year. little important note. get to the theater early. there is a very special scene
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before the movie starts and, steve, you're going to love this if you see it i know you and i have very similar taste in certain films. steve: fantastic. you give the new movie before i fall three out of five. tell us about that. >> a lot of critics are saying this is a very similar to groundhog day meets mean girls. the idea that zoey deutsche's character. she is reliving the same day over and over again. and something tragic happens at the end of the day. the film itself is actually very well done. she is fantastic in the movie. i thought it was a little flat at times. and i found some of the characters to be over the top. i gave it a 3 out of 5. worthy of matinee. ainsley: i know the christian community is so excited about the next movie the shack. what did you think. >> i loved the message of this film. about forgiveness and overcoming tragedy. sam's character in the film deals with the death of his daughter and returns to the scene of the crime where he spends a weekend with god and jesus in the shack. it's a really powerful film about a father questioning his
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faith and overcoming that. and being able to forgive but also overcome tragedy. a really powerful message. to me i walked away from it thinking about life and how we overcome things like that and i really found it to be powerful. i give it a 3.5 out of 5 only because it was a little too long in the middle. overall sam worthington's best work to date. by the way go get out. go see logan. two best movies playing in theaters right now. steve: kevin mccarthy from nerd tears.com. brian, earlier we were talking about how much you don't like the fact that dr. seuss made up a lot of words. brian: absolutely. steve: you know one of the words he made up nerd. dr. seuss invented nerd and kevin from nerd tears. brian: how do you know that? ainsley: you are what you eat when you eat nerds. nerdy thing to know. steve: all right. straight ahead.
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coming up. people are outraged over illegals being deported. >> i would just ask to you think about these families. think about these immigrants as people just like you. steve: just like you. are they just like you? these two illegals are accused of murdering two teenage girls. the sickening story is coming up straight ahead. brian: liberals also outraged over the vice president's use of emails when he was governor. they are comparing it to hillary clinton sending classified info over a private server. really? ed henry is here to put it all in perspective. in fact, is he working. steve: come on. ♪ working for a living ♪ hey, i'm not complaining ♪ because i really need the work ♪ but me and my buddies (announcer) at boll and branch,
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this boy is back in town. ed henry joins us live on the couch on this friday. brian: i give you credit. >> what's that? brian: for you to add something else to do when you get dressed you are going full hanker chief. >> where is yours? you wear it sometimes. you have that tiny one that pokes out. you are going in half way. has been i will try it embrace it. brian: it's build into the suit. >> you also just ran onto the set two seconds ago. brian: i don't know what you are talking about. steve: when you pull out ed's hanker chief it goes and goes and goes. >> i also blow my nose with it. steve: ed, let's starts with this. donald trump said yesterday that the way the democrats are going after jeff sessions regarding his contact with the russians when he was, you know, just a u.s. senator on the services -- armed services committee is a total witch-hunt. he didn't do anything wrong. he has since recused himself. >> yeah. i think that's part of the
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problem when the president told all three of you a few days ago about the messaging being a c that here is another example where they said in the morning he doesn't need to recuse himself. there is nothing to recuse here and a few hours later jeff sessions is recusing. he had opened the door himself in the morning when he told reporters in there isin is something to recuse here i will do that. they know he is not going to resign over. this and the democrats are just going full bore over that the recusal is probably the smart thing to do. because you try to push this aside and say, look, he was -- putting aside what he said before the senate judiciary committee he was one of the most important surrogates. he endorsed donald trump early on when everyone else was going it rubio or cruz. brian: he should have known better. >> get on the sidelines here. you can't possibly be the chief law enforcement officer overseeing what is now a serious fbi investigation of what happened. and in the end, maybe nothing will be there. let's not forget the big "new york times" story a couple weeks ago everyone keeps
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forgetting that really opened the door to a lot of this said in the middle of the story not at the top there may not have been anything improper about these contacts between the russian government, russian officials and the trump campaign. people seem to forget that when they do these hysterical stories. brian: you know what they don't want? they don't want a special prosecutor. they don't want a ken starr. that's what democrats want. >> democrats want that because once the door is open with a special prosecutor it's going to become ken starr looking at other things. what else happened in the campaign? look, no campaign, no administration wants that. because once they start going through they will find other stuff. ainsley: rush limbaugh agrees with you. the writing is on the wall. these are democrats trying to sabotage donald trump and his campaign. listen to this and get your reaction. >> this story is not about jeff sessions. this story is not about illegal talks between trump and his campaign people and the russians. this story is barack obama and
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the democrat party attempting to sabotage the trump presidency and do everything they can to either render it meaningless and ineffective or to get him impeached or force him to resign. that's what the story is. and that is what has to be attacked. not defended. we have no reason to be on defense all the time. we won the election. these people are barely hanging on. this is all they've got. and there's no evidence, despite a year and a half of allegations of illegal contact between trump, his campaign, and the russians. there is no evidence. >> there is a lot there. i agree with his broad point that this is not about the russians. this is not about sessions. rush limbaugh is exactly right. this is the democrats trying to explain the last election and now moving forward trying to undermine donald trump every turn. that part is true.
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here is the part that i think he failed to mention that republicans need to think about. the trump administration needs to stop giving democrats god iron that then. look at michael flynn. it's not that he lied to the democrats about his contacts. he mislead the vice president. the man on his team. that was where mike flynn tripsd up. and with jeff sessions, look, i heard what he said earlier, he didn't commit perjury. it's clear how he answered the question. but did he answer the question perfectly? should very cleaned that up? probably so. and the president acknowledged that so, my point is, rush limbaugh is right. however, the trump administration itself needs to stop stepping on this. brian: jared kushner stepped up yesterday and said i did meet once. >> there is an another example. brian: example of proactive kind of. >> go back to what lanny davis did in the clinton days. okay, let's get a piece of paper. everyone who met with a russian official get it on this piece of paper today and put it out friday afternoon.
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because every time the "new york times" calls and said jared kushner met two times. to rush limbaugh's point you know there are people inside the fbi and elsewhere who have this information. they are dribbling it out. and donald trump is right about the president is right about that. ainsley: waited until after his successful speech to say all right, now's the time. >> sure. what do you do about it? number one, you get the information out there yourself and level with the american people and say here is every person who met with a russian official there is no there there. we didn't give them anything. ainsley: what about the vice president? when he was governor of indiana he used his private email account to discuss state business. >> there is a scandal here. we learned the vice president is still using aol. [laughter] brian: really? >> he has now given up apparently we are told. steve: he didn't break any rules completely legal. >> it's not the same and here is why. he was using a personal account and not using a personal server in his house. he was not dealing with national security information like hillary clinton was.
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hillary clinton's folks kept saying colin powell had an aol account. he didn't have his own server. the whole point is she had her own personal server that went around. steve: in the process of doing it because it was required by indiana law. >> you know the other thing. steve: she destroyed 30,000 emails we will never see. >> there was that and he was hacked apparently when he was governor of indiana. at one point his friends gout an email from the governor saying my wife and i are in the philippines we don't have any money. help us. >> can you imagine getting an email from the governor now vice president. brian: a lot of people probably mailed it. ainsley: staying in new york for the weekend. >> i will be doing "fox & friends" with abby. steve: bret baier will be interviewing paul ryan. let's watch heather who has some -- -- abby, i apologize. in the prompter and there you are. abby: you know what?
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ed is up this weekend. so excited this weekend. you just forgot and called her heather. abby: we do have other headlines to get to starting with this one. dozens of illegal immigrant gang members now charged in cross-country killing spree. two of them seen n disgusting video smiling and waving in a houston courtroom. mexico of the brutal ms-13 street gang accused of killing a teenage girl and kidnapping another while worship ago satanic shrine. 13 others arrested in connection with seven murders. officials vowing to quote eradicate the gang from the streets. also. this a federal judge is making surety widow of the orlando nightclub terrorists stays behind bars. nora salmon is accused of helping her husband kill 49 people and facing charges. she was supposed to walk out of jail free this morning. last minute the judge blocking it while he decides if she should be let out while waiting for her trial to start. her lawyers are arguing that she she does not pose a danger. and parents imagine checking
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your baby monitor to find this. this is an intruder just steps away from a sleeping infant. a mother in montana calling police when she supposed toed that stranger in a desperate attempt to scare him off. she started making a lot of noise and managed to get inside the room and grab her daughter before running out of the house. by the time the police arrived, the man was gone. can you imagine that? how frightening. steve: that's the thing on those baby monitors they will alert you when there is motion. abby: thank goodness. ainsley: i can see the picture of her. she saw the man in the baby monitor and ran in there and he took off? steve: um-huh. ainsley: he was trying to kidnap the baby? abby: we don't know. horrible either way. steve: abby, thank you very much. brian: straight ahead, top iraqi leaderboard taking a swipe at former president obama for his failure to fix the crisis in the middle east. now he is ready to work with president trump. our own benjamin hall has an interview you will not see
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anywhere else. ainsley: plus, could jesse watters do the impossible? find democrats who agree with president trump's agenda. >> so you don't want to destroy isis? >> no, no. i mean, they ain't doing nothing to me. ainsley: there is much more where that came from. so stick around. brian: they would. they would chop off your head ♪ let's make a night you won't remember ♪ i'll be the one you won't forget ♪ it's going down ♪ going down ♪ timber ♪ you better move ♪ you better dance ♪ with advil, you'll ask what twisted ankle? what muscle strain? advil makes pain a distant memory nothing works faster stronger or longer what pain? advil.
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brian: it's unbelievable now he is looking forward to the trump administration to get the job done. ainsley: benjamin hall is live from london with exclusive interview you are only going to see here from fox news. good job, benjamin. >> thanks, brian, steven, ainsley. one thing we heard in iraq was this constant theme of optimism about the trump administration moving forward. and, of course, that was framed in light of obama's failed policies. now we spoke to dr. -- former vice president and prime minister and he said it was obama's disengagement from the region which led to iranian influence and all important pivot to iran which cut off so many relations with the region. here is what he said about iranian influence at the moment. >> blood shed and to wars throughout the middle east. it has been a destabilizing factor. destabilizing in iraq. destabilizing syria. and destabilizing in other places. >> now he went on to say that
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iran now effectively controls parts of the iraqi army through control of the syria militias as well as controlling some of the state institutions. he talked about another power who is now a major player in the region, russia and how the u.s. should move forward with them. take a listen. >> i don't think we should look at the competition here between russian federation and the united states but rather are supplementing each other. this is what i look forward, the new administration will do. so very much in favor there of the u.s. working with russia in the region. finally i asked what he thought the u.s. might do moving ahead, how they could help, here is what he said. >> we don't want to see more american power here. we don't want to see more american troops here. we don't want to see more americans being killed here in this country. but we need -- job of the united states to help iraq and to develop iraq. >> and, of course, the
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leverage that is he talking about there, he said should have been built in to the nuclear deal that any possible sanction relief should have been working with iraq's policy that iran should not be so influential in the region. and now we wait to see whether or not trump can reverse some of those policies. dr. allawi very optimistic about the trump administration. brian: that guy should have been president, he won the election against al maliki. we did nothing to help him consolidate a government that would have been an american-friendly leader and we did nothing in 2009 to help him. steve: great report. thank you so much for joining us from london today. brian: meanwhile, straight ahead, jesse watters hits the streets to see if he can do the impossible. find a democrat, any democrat who agrees with president trump. >> so you don't wa destroy isis? >> i ain't got nothing against them. i mean, they ain't doing nothing to me. brian: great point. jesse watters here live. ainsley: gosh. in on this day in history in
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steve: this is going to be something different. let's have jesse watters actually read his intro. >> so i hit the streets to see if i could do the impossible. find democrats who agree with president trump's agenda. take a look. [applause] >> do you think there is anything you can get on board with donald trump's agenda? >> no. none. >> so you don't want to destroy isis. >> i ain't got nothing against them. i mean, they ain't doing nothing to me. >> what? >> trump says he wants to buy american and hire american.
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>> we could use the work and i'm for americans working, absolutely. >> very good so i think you are coming on board the trump train. >> perhaps i am. >> can you say choo choo. >> choo choo. >> stop it. [laughter] steve: preview of the upcoming jesse watters program "watters' world." >> there you go. steve: did you talk to union workers whether he agreed. >> they liked the state of the union and i went out and found some people who might get on board. i think that gited might be on the trump train choo choo. [laughter] brian: when you are in studio you button the button. when you go out on remote you just undo a button. that's the only difference. >> i work so hard i get wrestled around in the streets. you are a studio guy you don't understand. it's rough out there. brian: i have never been outside the studio. >> do you believe in america first? because that seems like something people could k. get on board with. and they say no. i say well, do you believe in
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america second? it's not a competition. well, it is. ainsley: who movie clip for you. >> that's rob monaco. all the credit goes to him. he has no life and watches movies on the weekend that helps me. steve: sir patrick stewart, he -- remember the guy from "star trek," he apparently would like to become an american citizen so he could fight donald trump. he tweeted this out. had the worst sleep of my life last night but i was sleeping less than 300 yards from where donald trump sleeps. could there be a connection. what do you make of that? >> well, i think we should extremely vet this guy. i don't know if we can afford this type of behavior. i did a couple segments on a "star trek" dating website a few years ago for the factor. i had to log on to become a "star trek" dater. so i created a profile and my face is there and personal information. and to this day i still get emails from "star trek" babes saying you have a connection. jesse, do you want to beam me up.
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still happening. steve: they use your name? you didn't use a fake name. >> i used my real name and i can't remember my password so i still have a profile. ainsley: i bet your wife is happy about that. >> she loves it. brian: when do we watch your show. >> saturday night 8:00 eastern. catch the repeat. other things on saturday night besides me but check it out. brian: the jeanine pirro show. >> exactly and gutfeld at 10:00. it's a whole block. steve: of fun. president trump calling the fury over the attorney general jeff sessions russian thing a witch-hunt. but geraldo rivera does not agree. he is on deck in the next hour. come on in, geraldo, you are on deck. ♪ making a living with these two hands ♪ still believe in the good old american way
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♪ >> i have recused myself from any existing or future investigations. i think it was hyped beyond reason and i think it was unfair. i'm glad to be able to address it. >> attorney general sessions should resigned. >> he proved he is unqualified and unfit. >> they don't like the election in november. that is why they're attacking sessions. it is part of a governing strategy by the democrats, and this is the beginning. >> democrats have letting their hair on fire to get you to cover the story. >> if required to fight war, and only do one thing. win. >> look, if america is there has to be a cultural buy-in from those that decide to make america home. they can't come here an milk it. >> the united states unloading on yemen at this hour.
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the strike targeting al qaeda fighters, equipment and their bases. steve: today, special day. ainsley on the program exactly one year as of today. ainsley: can you believe it is a year? so much fun. >> if you write the song what would the song be about. >> right now. this is the best year of my life ♪ ♪ little did i know this would be my perfect year ♪ ♪ everything is going better than it ever could ♪ brian: he wrote that on the fly. i wasn't there that day i don't think. ainsley: you weren't there. brian: that is so good. he has to record that. you just gave him that line, he sang the song. ainsley: i heard it and crying like i do a lot of country songs. the lyrics are so good and we can relate to it staff steve
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this year is the one week anniversary. ainsley: it was a few days ago. steve: see a tribute. we've done a lot with the this guy. geraldo came in, said i will be outrageous today. start at the beginning. brian: coming out begins ainsley. ainsley: wait a minute. >> i love ainsley. ainsley: you are the nicest person. i know, a lot of our viewers don't always agree with your opinions. you are so nice, geraldo, you always think of other people. you walk in here seen the story and come up to me and first thing you said. >> i'm your biggest groupie. so glad you're here moderating these two other faces on either end of you. staff steve started on neutral ground. jeff sessions recused himself. i worked on campaign, so i won't be part as attorney general of any campaign investigation. president of the united states
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said the whole thing democrats have ginned up is a witch-hunt and this is where geraldo about to get outrage just i think. >> it is. i don't think anything that sessions is in, he is out, met with the bear, he didn't meet with him, he hugged him twice, i don't think any of that counts. i think that the, remember -- steve: so far so good. >> remember john dean in the nixon white house. you must have read about it. john dean said infamously, mr. president, there is a cancer on the presidency. then it went on for months and months and months. what you don't want is there for to be infected in the presidency, in the corpus of the presidency a cancer. in other words, if during the campaign there really were this reaching out to president, if when the president was saying cavalierly -- 30,000, come on, come out with hillary's hidden
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server and so forth. steve: that was a joke. >> was it? brian: i asked him that flat-out in the locker room after a meeting in pennsylvania after scranton, pennsylvania, it, i was being sarcastic. by the way you know he is a smart guy. if that was true do you think he would bring it up say at all at a press conference? >> i believe bringing it up the way disinfectant is the fresh air is the best disinfectant. i said, he started throwing stuff at my way, podesta's email, hillary wearing -- steve: you think he is in the russians. >> i don't. i hope he wasn't. what you have seen in the last day or two with jeff sessions, the attorney general, having to recuse himself, what if the trump team is saying, come on, they don't listen to him. obama has six weeks in office or three weeks in office.
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don't worry about it. we're going to take care of it. we're on a new track and putin and trump will be riding horses bareback upside down and talking about how to fix ukraine. i hope that there were not those conversations but, i think that it is going to be a rocky road from here to finding whether there were or were not those conversations. brian: give you best comment yet you will ever hear in your life. if it is true that the russians hacked, i don't see the intelligence let's say it is true they hacked -- >> come on. hacking? brian: you don't need any cooperation or a lot of cooperation. trump plays no role in it. nothing donald trump could have done to expedite the hacking or prevent it. this is the game like they leaked the tax returns, like they teaked bully bush tape. >> want to bet? brian: what could he have done, found john he podesta's email
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give it to the russians. >> russians start. podesta's email. all the other wheelbarrow, information damaging to democrats. trump says i don't want it. here is what i do. put the cameras on, i light it on fire. i don't care about the commies. let them build their walls. brian: they didn't give it to trump. they gave it to assange that leaked it. this is speculation. >> i love donald trump. i want donald trump to be successful. brian: doesn't sound like it. >> stop it. stop it. do i always agree with you? i love you. i want him to succeed as president. what does a president succeed? he cuts off at the pass budding controversies. steve: recused himself. it stopped that. we're going forward. keep in mind the fbi director and clapper both said there is no there there essentially. they came out, that was part of that big "new york times" story. the other thing the --
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>> from your lips to god's ear, brother. steve: the other big story how on the way out the intel community leaked a bunch stuff, rather the trump, rather the -- >> obama. steve: barack obama administration at highest levels through intel they got -- >> they got ready. steve: leaked it throughout the government. left all the bread crumbs. >> open this next tuesday, open this next wednesday. open this thursday. steve: for month and months. that is where we are. looks like, looks like, we had rush limbaugh, ran a sound bite he says essentially the obama administration is sabotaging the first month of trump because they want him out. they would love to see him quit or wind up getting impeached. >> so what? yes, agree. steve: they have sabotaged. >> they have set landmine after landmine for donald trump to open and blow up in his face, and what their motive is
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it could be hatred or partisan politics orbiterness. it could be, in that case it could be a crime but i think the problem is, with the problem meets the road is, here now you have a vice -- attorney general. attorney general heads the department of justice. attorney general is the top cop in america. so the top cop in america and man who heads the justice department is rendered incapable of doing anything by these developments. this is a profound development in and of itself. jeff sessions is now sidelined, to do what, hopefully not run off after legalized marijuana making noise. ainsley: just investigating whether or not the campaign had any ties to russia, just on that one topic, there are thousands of things will hit his desk he will be able to make decisions about. >> except, ainsley, it is possible. if you ever seen the russian ambassador. if you meet this guy you don't
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forget you meet this guy. ainsley: he didn't say she forgot. claire mccaskill said she forgot and tweeted about it years ago. he said he didn't have conversations with him about the campaign. >> where i started, i hope this is not a cancer on the trump presidency, because it is very unsettling. and i want to know, you know, i know there are many, many people watching right now said move on. we did enough russia. go on to what's ahead but i think it is incumbent upon the federal government to decide whether or not the russians, a, interfered with our election, pick the side in our election, then went out and ran circles around our intelligence. ainsley: everyone agrees, look at the facts. >> fbi investigation. steve: i trust the fbi. >> good. i do too. i do too. i trust the fbi. i think fbi made a few missteps. brian: elijah cummings doesn't.
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>> elijah come mention is, elijah cummings should fix baltimore. have you ever been in baltimore? 37,000 abandoned hoists? where is elijah cummings? why doesn't he get money to fix west baltimore? steve: thank you. 8:10, new york city. look, abby huntsman with the news. >> geraldo, good to see you. see you tomorrow morning. start with a fox news alert. breaking right now, a manhunt for cop shooter. came under attack during a traffic stop, as though approached car, two suspect inside opened fire. one officer was hit. he is okay. one gunman killed in the shootout. the second suspect who is armed and dangerous is still on the run. we'll keep an eye on one. 20 airstrikes in less than 24 hours. united states unloading on yemen. the strikes targeting al qaeda
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fighters, equipment and their bases. first military action since the raid in january that killed navy seal ryan owens. we learned the raid gathered critical intelligence including names and numbers for al qaeda operatives. pentagon learning this could prevent future terrorist attacks. the mainstream media losing it over a report that governor mike pence used his email account while as governor. there is big difference between him and hillary clinton. our own ed henry, putting out what he did was legal. take a listen. >> not the same and here's why. he was using a personal account. he was not using a personal server in his house. he was not dealing with national security information like secretary of state was. remember, hillary clinton's folks, colin powell had aol account. same thing. you but he didn't have his own server. the whole point she had server that went around government system. that is what people forget. >> the vice president admitted
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he was hacked but set up a new account. no one kneeling for colin kaepernick. he needs a new job. 49ers quarterback plans to stan during the anthem next season if another team hires him once he is officially released next week. twitter, taking notice on ironic timing. marti saying hi, i'm colin kaepernick and i'm prescription pilled about my beliefs until i need a job an money. will stand at anthem for food signed kaepernick. unemployed quarterback who wasn't as important as he thought he was. wow. brian: damage to youth football and others around the country is unquantifiable. >> we'll see if he get as job. ainsley: she is supposed to uphold the law. this judge accused of helping an illegal escape i.c.e. agents. steve: president prom -- trump showing the world where his priorities are located. >> we'll give the men and women
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♪ >> we will give the men and women of america's armed services the resources you need he to keep us safe. we will have the finest equipment in the world. we will give our military the tools you need to prevent war and if required, to fight war and only do one thing, you know what that is? win! win! steve: president trump showing the world where his priorities are. what is going to cost? stuart varney has been thinking about it. how much? >> first of all you're starting at a very low base. under president obama in 2009, the defense budget went from 666 billion, all the way down to 550 billion. that is enormous cuts.
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ainsley: what did that mean for our military? >> it was degrade grad. 1/3 of the army's combat units are not ready it flight. half of the aircraft are not ready to fly. brian: half? >> 75% of the equipment. brian: you realize they're bombing for 15 years? >> you're started from very see braid graded base in terms of military spending president trump used uss gerald ford, brand new aircraft carrier to announce that would change. ainsley: wore bomber jacket. >> it was very reaganesque. president reagan doubled the defense budget from 1980, to 1985. he exactly doubled it. ainsley: isn't that an area where we find the money? our military needs to be strong? >> that is political question, ainsley, i'm not sure how to answer it. i'm telling you this, president trump wants to spend extra $54 billion, maybe more in the next budget.
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general jack coon, four-star general retired, works with me on "varney & company," he told me idea you will need 100 billion a year extra for the next four years to bring us back to where we are. brian: we need it budgeted. that ship in particular was a debacle in terms of spending. cost $12.9 billion for a single ship. donald trump says we'll build same ship for less money. airplanes for less money. that is where he has to use his expertise. >> he wants more bang from the buck. that is what he says he will do. by the way aircraft carrier is very impressive war machine. surrounded by 19 ships and submarines. carries 4 1/2 thousand personnel on aircraft carrier. that was the platform for president trump doing something i called, reaganesque. that is exactly the way ronald reagan did back in 1981 when he declared we're going to rebuild this degraded military. very reaganesque speech on
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aircraft carrier. steve: good rollout. we'll watch you on fox business in minutes. >> nice torso. steve: nice torso. brian: full body shot from here up. >> i'll take it. steve: this may have been one of the most touching moments we've seen in washington a very long time, moving tribute to a fallen navy seal and his wife. the liberals turned it into a disgusting attack. >> applause for a dead soldier on my watch. i mean this is, this sickness of this man. ainsley: imagine what judge janine will stay about that michael moore comment. lady judge walking in. come on in, judge. ♪ that's me.
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steve: we're back with two fox news alerts at this hour. on the jersey shore, in new jersey, giant flames tearing through seven buildings overnight. brand new incredible video showed massive fire he destroyed homes. thick smoke billowed into the jersey sky. thankfully no injuries have been reported. in new york city a fire overnight at the trump international hotel forcing people to evacuate. flames breaking out in a room that was under construction up on the 47th floor as you see the firemen go in. police say a piece of machinery apparently sparked the fire. one person was hurt but is expected to be okay. meanwhile -- ainsley: speaking of president
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trump, his attorney general jeff sessions just recused himself from any investigation concerning the campaign but is that necessary? brian: here to react the host of justice, judge jeanine pirro. did he make the right move? >> the attorney general had no choice but to recuse himself. the question from al franken, which was by the way a hypothetical, that he might have answered saying i don't answer hypotheticals, but, the answer kind of was a little, within the context of strangen -- franken was asking him about the campaign and sessions talking about in his experience as a surrogate with the campaign he hadn't had any contact with the russians. he had to explain it. he should have explained it. and he didn't. he should have taken advantage of that time. he did the right thing. not like we don't know who the attorney general is. jeff sessions has been a senator
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for many years. brian: first one to jump on the trump train. >> the point people know who he is. he is not this character who's, we don't know anything b he is known as very ho and he recused himself which is exactly what he should have done. steve: what about the fact some democrats are saying he needs to resign because he committed perjury. >> that is hogwash. first of all, you have to understand perjury has to be something not only an answer that is not true but that is intended to be not true. it is clear from the question, the hypothetical question, and the way he answered it, he wasn't trying to lie, he wasn't lying. he was answering it within the context of the question. ainsley: judge, i want to change topics. >> already? ainsley: we saw the president give the successful speech in front of congress, i want to make sure we have time to talk about, you went out on the street to get reaction, bill maher, michael moore, two liberals out there mocking the
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president for his speech and for honoring this lady who lost her husband a month ago. brian: carryn owens. >> right. right. what is so shocking what is going on with the democrats, whether general sessions or carryn owens the wife of the navy seal, they will use anything to go after donald trump. this woman is a strong, brave woman who has suffered in ways that none much us can ever comprehend. for them to say she is being used, this poor woman, it is a notch on donald trump's, on the president's belt, is disgusting. brian: that prompted -- >> i went out on the street. people agree. i bet almost 90%. ainsley: let's take a look. >> what do you think of people like bill maher and michael moore saying she was used? do you think she was used? >> no, not at you you will. i think it was disgrace they would say those things. we should be proud of her
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husband and i hope democrats and rest of the democratic party start showing a little more respect. >> do you think that was right? >> no, i don't. no, i don't think it was right. he is a navy seal. people should support our military. >> she is a widow. i think we should have compassion for her husband. her husband lost his life fighting for our country. i think she deserves compassion and celebration of her husband's legacy. steve: good sound bites on very windy day in new york. >> you could see. people were horrified by that comment and by them trying to take down the navy seal's widow. i think what we'll be seeing for the next four years. brian: how could chris matthews allow michael moore to say that, that is out of bounds? >> not be out of bounds but say you're kidding? for people not to react chris matthews is shameful. ainsley: anyone on the street agree? >> may have been one person,
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donald trump it was about trump. it wasn't so much about her. they don't care who they are going to victimize as long as they can trash that person to go after president trump. brian: what time can we watch you on saturday and sunday? >> 9:00 and again admit night. and of jesse and before greg. we're like a block. brian: got a little swagger to you. steve: judge, we'll be tube side brian: hey, next on our run-down, people are outraged over illegals being deported. >> i would just ask you to think about these families, think about these immigrants as people just like you. brian: but these are two illegals just like you. they're accused of murder, not like you. ainsley: part of a satanic group. brian: we have brand new details ahead. steve: positive headline on this friday morning because we're celebrating ainsley's first year with "fox & friends." a look back at the last year. man, we were busy.
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♪ ♪ go if you want to across around the world, roll if you want to ♪ ainsley: 25 minutes we get to start roaming those streets. steve: 31 degrees in new york city. brian: it would be great to take your shirts off on machined through thursday. friday, saturday, sunday it will be winter. ainsley: i will wear my shirt. brian: okay. ainsley: abby has headlines. >> what is with you and clothes?
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steve: stuart varney nice torso. brian: abby says i stand up to much. steve: very judgmental today. >> dozens of illegal immigrant gang members charged in cross-country skilling spree. two of them in this disgusting video smiling and waiving. members of the brutal ms-13 street gang. accused of killing a teenage girl and kidnapping another worshiping a satanic shrine. they are connected to at least seven murders. officials vowing to eradicate the gang from the streets. a judge under investigation accused of outrageous stunt to free an illegal emmy grant criminal. investigators in oregon say, judge monica herranz, allowed dideir salazar allowed him to escape her courtroom to escape i.c.e. agents. someone let him use the judge's private entrance to escape.
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>> i felt it was inappropriate and delegitimizes the work of i.c.e. agents who are out there doing their jobs. >> salazar was eventually arrested. the judge still on the bench. parent, imagine this, checking your baby monitor to find this an intruder steps from your sleeping infant. that happened to a mother in montana, calling police when she spotted the stranger in desperate attempt to scare him off. she started making a lot of noise, managed to get inside of the room, grab her daughter before running out of the house. by the time police arrived, luckily the man was gone. such a horrible, horrible story. good ending at least. steve: thankfully. >> i can't focus. the circus is off-camara here. it is incredible. brian: never been more flexible. >> they're warming up. steve: we'll get to them in a minute. today is a very special day for "fox & friends" because today we're celebrating one year ago ainsley joined us as the co-host
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here on the curvy couch this week. brian: what i would like to do with your permission look back at the favorite moments of ainsley's last year on the show. the. steve: come on in, ainsley earhardt. ainsley: i will be here work as hard as i can, give you the news every morning and wake up with a smile. i'm ainsley earhardt. this is "fox & friends." if you're just walking up, big news. thanks for watching huge, it will be huge. steve: watch this. >> oh! oh, my god. ainsley: why doesn't you get in. steve: maybe tomorrow. go, everybody! brian: lead us out, ainsley. ainsley: all right. [laughter] brian: says steve on the prompter. ♪
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steve: did not realize we were going for a ride. >> this might be my favorite day on "fox & friends" so far. we're riding through new york city in ghostbuster mobile. ♪ ainsley: i never thought i would be dancing with cedric. ♪ get you to dance with me. >> i think i tried to hire her. ainsley: we're so happy to have you. thank you for stopping by the curvy couch. here, ainsley. better than playing football? >> making a difference? always better than football. ainsley: how did you and your brother decide you wanted to fight for this country? >> it is family tradition. brian: ainsley written first children's book. ainsley: dad was in in charge of
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breakfast. had a scripture or saying or some sort of a note next to our cereals. >> brian, for you two. brian: as a young lady never sit between two men on a curved couch. >> beauty among the thorns. brian: thank you. ainsley: talking about brian or me. ainsley: brought you guys with me too. >> you're the best, ainsley. ainsley: you want to follow. what the did you think of the debate? >> i thought it was great. ainsley: kellyanne, what do you think? >> amazing night for governor mike pence. ainsley: do you feel like you're extremely relatable. >> what you get with the pences. ainsley: how did you decide this was one. >> southern charm. ainsley: something about carolina girls. >> married to someone running for president of the united states of america. >> well it was quite an amazing year-and-a-half. ♪ ainsley: get to go to the inauguration with you. steve: sit down with the president-elect. ainsley: so cool. i'm so grateful. what is the first thing you do when you walk into the white
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house? >> i want to go to work. monday is really the day we start signing and working and making great deals for the country. >> ainsley. is a fan? >> yes. >> is she the best. if. >> love this lady. >> if you write a song, what would the song be about? ainsley: right now, this is the best year of my life. ♪ little did i know this would be my perfect year ♪ ♪ everything was going and is going better than it ever could can, better than i thought it would ♪ ♪ steve: what a year we asked craig morgan on the "after the show show"? while you're here write a little jingle. he compose ad little jingle and wrote a song for answerly. ainsley: thank you for editing. grateful to the bosses for
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putting me in this position which brian told me yesterday, sat in my seat, ainsley, there is a huge inden shun here. what are you eating? brian: does go down a little bit. steve steve well you know what, we can reveal, we'll soon get a new curvy couch. ainsley: we're moving studios. it will be a little taller. right now my legs are like this. brian: we've been going to furniture stores every weekend for three months. steve: we're coming out to rooms plus. be ready for it. ainsley: been an awesome year. thanks to the viewers that watch us, make us successful. you are the reason and good lord bottom. i'm so grateful. brian: you've done a great job. now match it. ainsley: i could say i was new. now i don't know if i can, right. now that i hit a year. steve: it has been a great year. what is coming up? ainsley: scary statistics for you this morning. one in four americans are struggling to pay their medical bills. wasn't obamacare supposed to fix all of that? well there is some new hope if
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you were one of those americans under president trump, we're asking dr. nicole sapphire, she will give you answers. brian: hi, doctor. ainsley: right now it would be about this is the best year of my life. ♪ little did i know this would be my perfect year ♪ ♪ everything was going and is going better than it ever could, better than i thought it would ♪ ♪ americans - 83% try to eat healthy. yet up 90% fall short in getting key nutrients from food alone. let's do more. add one a day women's complete with key nutrients we may need. plus it supports bone health with calcium and vitamin d. one a day women's in gummies and tablets.
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♪ ainsley: new study is showing a scary statistic, that one in four americans under the age of 65 has past you due medical bills in 2015. doesn't that break your heart? so why are so many finding it hard to pay their doctor bills? it was something the affordable care act was supposed to fix, right?
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now it is what the gop is looking into as they're building their plan to replace obamacare. but how can the new health care plan fix this issue? dr. nicole sapphire is here with some ideas there. good morning, dr. sapphire. it breaks your heart. that is stressful when you can't pay your bills. one in four americans, i thought obamacare was supposed to fix that? >> republicans and democrats are at a complete stand still what to do for health care reform, mainly based on their fundamental idealogical differences. democrats feel government regulations is the way to control costs. the republicans view that empowering patients with row but marketplace is the way to drive down costs. it already proven the affordable care act has failed to protect our americans from medical debt, medical bankruptcy, and reason being because these insurance programs have forced patients, consumers in really narrow networks and restricted formularies. in addition to high premiums, high deductibles, high co-pays, if you need a specialist or need
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a medication outside the formulary, you pay a lot more, therefore the debt. ainsley: some people have to choose food versus medicine, diabetics, diabetes, it is expensive disease because the medicine so so, you have to have it to live but you can't afford it. >> people are not taking medicine how they're supposed trying to ration it but that doesn't work. ainsley: right. what can the president do to fix this. >> president trump was very clear. he gave specific examples how to rein in health care costs. what he he said, fda regulatione need to lessen them. it take as bill dollars to bring a new drug to the market. no wonder pharma has to charge so much. they start at billion dollar deficit. by lessening the process, allowing drugs into the market they are less expensive, that brings health care cost down and devices as medical liability reform. we thousand, millions of doctors won't admit it or not practicing defensive medicine. ainsley: because you're scared of getting sued. right now anyone can sue you for
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everything you're worth. one patient could. >> varies among states. essentially there is not a cap. physicians are afraid of making one small error that could take everything you worked for. ainsley: what do you do to protect yourself? >> unnecessary costs, some people order unnecessary exams, prescribe unnecessary medications that drives it up. if you are able to protect the hospital systems with physician as little bit more, cap what they're able to be sued for, then that will drive down health care spending significantly. ainsley: ultimately help the doctor and the patient? >> absolutely. ainsley: thanks so much doctor, have a great weekend. >> you too. ainsley: coming up after 146 years the ringling brothers and barnum bailey circus is coming to a close. not before letting steve into the act. the performance live is next. down there with them, steve. show them how flexible you are. steve: no way. ♪
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♪ brian: after 14 of years the ringling brothers and barnum bailey circus is coming to a close. ainsley: we're lucky to have them joining us for one of their last performances. steve: jonathan lee, ringmaster is joining us now. >> i can't believe i'm back here. this is the second time. i really made it. brian: jonathan, where were you when you heard the news? did you know it was coming? >> we actually finished a show, our wonderful chairman kenneth felled called us. he wanted to face us and tell us. it really broke his heart as well. his family had the business for 50 years. many forget that the felds saved
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the circus from going out of business. steve: sure. >> a great run, 146 years, all the executives, if you're looking about to have a pool of dynamic talent in the workforce. especially me. i'm coming here to fox. steve: we need a ringmaster. ainsley: you've been with the circus 19 years. >> 18 years. ainsley: 18. what are you going to do? >> i'm coming here to fox. i'm putting my application today. ainsley: i think you should start your own circus. our kids ringling brothers. they need circus. >> they need happiness and joy. need to see people coming together. it is a wonderful ride. steve: absolutely look at images. you were part of history. we all grew up watching your circus. >> absolutely. i'm a fan too. so you know, as a fan, i'm a bit disappointed, listen, many other shows will go on. brian: there is nothing you can't do. anything live you can handle. you're an entertainer.
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you understand the audience. unbelievely likeable. >> thank you. brian: would be crazy not to hire. >> you tell news corp. steve: how would you like to introduce this act. >> ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, fox news across the nation, please welcome ringling brothers an barnum & bailey's own aurora supernova! ♪ ♪
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>> well, one more for the road. check out this one-handed snag of a baseball bat. >> oh, loses control. that's caught. great catch. that's a great catch. he is known for his glove, clearly adept with the bare hand as well. >> you have to be kidding me. these are the highland games in scotland >> trying to impress the team any way he can including saving
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them from a flying bat during spring training. look at that. >> aren't they supposed to catch stuff quickly? >> balls, not bats. >> congratulations to the circuit, 146 years. >> bill: good morning on this friday. jeff sessions has made his decision and the president is responding. the a.g. recuseing himself from any russian investigation and the president saying it's nothing more than a witch hunt. where to now? good morning, i'm bill hemmer, welcome to "america's newsroom." we've almost made it. >> shannon: it is friday. two hours to go still. i'm shannon bream in for martha maccallum. president trump defending his emotion battered attorney general. in an interview last night sessions explained his decision to step back. >> the reason i believe i should recuse myself is because i was involved in the camp

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