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[laughter] 12 noon and 4 eastern. take care. julie: president trump accusing former president obama of wiretapping trump tower. just before the election. in a string of stunning tweets on a saturday morning, i'm julie banderas, and this is the fox report. or -- president trump not offering any proof of the alleged wiretapping which would have involved an order there from a judge who had probable cause. now, among the president's tweets this morning this one, and i'm quoting: how long has president obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election president? president obama's spokesperson, meantime, saying theert the president, nor the white house
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ever ordered surveillance on a u.s. citizen. senator lindsey graham saying no matter what happened, we these to get to the bottom of these accusations. >> i am very worried. i'm very worried that our president is suggesting that the former president has done something illegally. i would be very worried if, in fact, the obama administration was able to the obtain a warrant lawfully about trump campaign activity with foreign governments. so it's my job as a united states senator to get to the bottom of this. julie: the tweets come amid be a number of damaging headlines for the trump administration over the past week including reports that vice president mike pence used a private e-mail account during his time as governor of indiana, an account, by the way, which was hacked. questions also circulating about attorney general jeff sessions and the trump campaign's possible ties to russia. and we have fox team coverage on
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all of that for you tonight. lauren bran card is covering the latest on attorney general jeff sessions as he meets with president trump this evening, as we speak, and garrett tenney is here this studio with me with more on the pro-trump protests happening across the country today including here in new york city. but we begin with kristin fisher, she joins us live from palm beach, florida, with the latest on where she is. and, kristin, has the white house offered any evidence to support this claim? >> reporter: julie, we have been waiting all day to get some kind of reaction from the white house about these claims, and and so far nothing. it has been complete radio silence. the white house has not offered any official to speak on the record about these bombshell accusations that president trump made this morning. no chance to back up these claims. and the big claim is that former president barack obama ordered the wiretapping of phones inside trump tower during the campaign.
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here's one of the tweets this morning that started it all. he said, quote: how low has president obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election process? this is nixon/watergate, bad or sick guy. in response, democratic congressman adam schiff said if there is something bad going on, it is the willingness of the nation's chief executive to make the most outlandish and destructive claims without providing a scintilla of evidence to support them, and again we are still waiting for the white house to provide some kind of evidence to back up these claims. now, these accusations appear to have been inspired by a report in breitbart news -- which used to be run by steve bannon. the report claims that the obama administration submitted a request through the secretive fisa court, that's the foreign intelligence surveillance court, to monitor communications involving the candidate trump, then-candidate trump and some campaign officials. it was reportedly rejected in june but approved in october right before the election, right
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when all these allegations were heating up. that's the claim, but again, there's no proof. listen to how republican senator lindsey graham puts it all in per speght spective. >> i don't know if it's true or not, but if it is true, illegally it would be the biggest political scandal since watergate. if the former president of the united states was able to obtain a warrant lawfully to monitor trump's campaign for violating a law, that would be the biggest scandal since watergate. >> reporter: so either way the biggest political scandal since watergate according to senator lindsey graham. pretty bold claim. harris? julie, excuse me. julie: that's okay. let me ask you, how is former president obama reacting to all this? obviously, he's being accused of something pretty serious. any word from him? >> reporter: well, he actually a spokesbeman, and it was really interesting, though, because it
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was not quite as ironclad of a denial as perhaps it could have been. here's the full statement from this spokesman. quote with: a cardinal rule of the obama administration was that no white house official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the department of justice. as part of that practice be, neither president obama nor any white house official ever ordered surveillance on any u.s. citizen. any suggestion otherwise is completely false. there you have the spokesman saying neither he, there are the white house ordered any wiretapping inside trump tower, but he doesn't mention the fbi or the department of justice, and, you know, it's not really his place to do so, but it still kind of leaves the door open there. not quite as ironclad of a denial as it could have been, julie. julie: and we haven't really heard from the white house since this morning when president trump put out those tweets. >> reporter: no. julie: what is president trump up to tonight, do we know? >> reporter: well, he should be just wrapping up a meeting right now with his homeland
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security secretary and attorney general jeff sessions. they were likely meeting to discuss the roll utah of his revised version of his executive order on extreme vetting and immigration. that is expected to come out sometime early next week. and tonight they're having there this big dipper at mar-a-lago. the homeland security secretary, attorney general jeff sessions, the newly-confirmed commerce secretary and hen several senior -- and then several senior aides to president trump including steven miller and steve bannon. so certainly, no shortage of dinner conversation tonight at mar-a-lago, julie. julie: all right. his work on the continue -- continues through the weekend on florida as he has been doing every weekend. thank you, kristin fisher. and as you just hearksd president trump is scheduled to meet this hour with his attorney general at his florida estate. the justice department meantime says jeff sessions will answer questions about his contact with the russian ambassador, but the answers will come in writing, not in a repeat appearance
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before the judiciary committee. lauren blanchard is in our washington bureau, and so let me ask you, will this do enough to calm down the critics? let me guess, no. [laughter] >> reporter: julie, i don't think it is going to calm anyone down, and now that democrats have been denied to publicly question sessions and will only get written answers, they remain -- democrats remain adamant that sessions should resign amid claims that he committed perjury in his confirmation hearing. >> i think attorney general sessions should step down. i can tell you what i know, the way i grew up when you tell something that's not true, you don't say you're a perjurer -- [laughter] you say you're a liar. and i think he lied. >> reporter: nine senate democrats sent a letter to senator chuck grassley asking for sessions to be forced to explain in front of a panel why he did not disclose in his confirmation hearing recently-discovered conversations with the russian
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ambassador that took place during the campaign. senator grassley, who denied the request, said there are no plans to ask sessions the come before the committee before the customary be annual oversight hearing. and democrats say sessions recusing himself from the investigation into russia and election hacking doesn't adequately answer their many questions. julie? julie: and so a number of democrats have actually called for sessions to step down. now, this was before he recused himself, and this was before he decided he would go ahead and answer questions in rig writing, so he has done a lot to aease those critics, but are the democrats still calling for him to step down? >> reporter: we know what allegations of too cozy a relationship with russia and misinformation on those ties have already done, it's brought down one of president trump's cabinet members, former national security adviser michael flynn. and while democrats are calling for sessions' resignation, republicans are trying to save face saying this is just the other side playing politics.
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>> when it comes to serious investigations about russian involvement in our elections, to a federal law enforcement investigation, these are not things that should be debated while they're ongoing in the public. there should be transparency, but it has the impact -- you could potentially impact the investigation by talking about them prematurely. >> reporter: republicans say that what sessions did by heating with the russian ambassador -- meeting with the russian ambassador while still a senator, it wasn't illegal, nor did he perjure himself, and sessions recusing himself from the hacking investigation isn't necessary, but they say it may help the credibility of the justice department. julie? julie: lauren blanchard, thank you very much. appreciate it. so amid the tensions over alleged ties between his campaign and russia, president trump now reportedly telling advisers and allies he may put off a plan to pursue a deal with moscow on isis and other
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national security matters. the president reportedly saying russia's recent violation of a cold war era arms treaty is making a diplomatic and security agreement tougher to achieve. president trump also supporting -- support tokers, rather, gathering in the march for trump. march 4th, march 4 trump. get it? let's take a listen. [cheers and applause] >> i'm proud to be standing before you today on the proud steps of government -- julie: as many as 100 people showing up for the rally in d.c. gathering near the washington monument and then marching over to the white house. large crowds also turning out in new york city and palm beach, florida. supporters saying they want to show pride in president trump's presidency. garrett tenney joins me in the studio. great to have you in hi. >> great to be here. julie: there were also some
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anti-trump protests, what were they like today. >> at least a couple dozen, and a lot of them said from the get go their goal was to shut down think support for president trump. and when you -- to do that, you have to look no further than one of the activist groups' names, by any means necessary. that's why things got ugly this afternoon in berkeley, california, where a few dozen trump supporters had started to gather for a march for trump rally when some of the protesters went up to the group and started arguing which led to shoving and fists flying. since then the protests have continued to grow and the fights have continued the break out as well. police are on hand and hoping to avoid a repeat of what we saw on berkeley's campus one month ago when riots broke out. earlier today in ohio anti-trump protesters at a counter-demonstration carried um principle rahs and walked into a protrump rally. you can hear them cheering on to stop the american flag.
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we should point out that those two clashes stand in stark contrast to the many other pro-trump rallies that were scheduled across the country today. julie: because, for the most part, you know, these protests have been pretty peaceful. >> yeah. julie: but when you get the two, pros and against, together that's when the clashes tend to fire up. what were rallies like other places in the country? >> there was a lot of them, more than 100 in more than 40 states, and this was really a grassroots effort by those who voted for the president and really a wanted the show him they still stand behind him and what he's doing. the rallies and marches ranged from a few dozen people to several hundred like this one in north carolina and this rally in miami, florida, where supporters carried signs including some that said immigrants for trump and he is my president. take a listen to one of those supporters. >> the people supporting donald trump 100% because everybody want a change.
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and the change is almost here now. >> just north of there in palm beach, florida, crowds lined the streets with signs and banners praising and cheering on the president as he returned to his mar-a-lago club, and they even got a bit of a surprise when the president got out to thank them for their support. julie: no, there's a lot of excitement every time he goes down there, and he's been doing it every weekend with. security, also, must be quite an adventure for law enforcement down in florida -- >> you have the coast guard there -- crewel jewell unlike anything they've ever seen at mar-a-lago. >> the faa, the airport is right next to it, the coast guard is on ski boats, motor craft, it's an all-out effort there. julie: this used to be a country club and a place to golf. now it's a whole other world. garrett tenney, great to see you. well, right now the united nations looking into reports of a chemical weapons attack in mosul. as thousands of people flee the region, the new concerns as iraqi forces drive isis
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militants out of that city. plus, the new reports from iran are about a military exercise that allegedly tested a russian-made air defense system. so what happens next? that's all still ahead on "the fox report." ♪ people would ask me in different countries that we traveled, what is your nationality and i would always answer hispanic. so when i got my ancestry dna results it was a shocker. i'm from all nations. it puts a hunger in your heart to want to know more. hi hey you look good. thank you, i feel good. it all starts with eating right. that's why i eat amaz!n prunes now. they're delicious and help keep my body in balance. i love these. sunsweet amaz!n prunes, the feel good fruit.
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constitute a war crime and a serious violation of international law. a dozen people, including several children, were hospitalized with burns, respiratory problems and ore conditions consistent with chemical weapons exposure. in fact, this video in some parts was just too graphic the show. this woman says her daughter's legs were burned along with her own hands and feet. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: a rocket landed at our house and exploded emitting oily material and spraying us. >> reporter: so far thousands of civilians have escaped from western mosul or are trying to escape as iraq's military continues its major offensive there. iraqi troops liberated eastern mosul in january. isis has been using mortar and rocket fire, snipers, car bombs, suicide attacks to try to repel advancing iraqi troops while using people as human shields and executing civilians as they try to escape.
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this man said his family fled at night and then described how families which are caught fleeing are beaten while the men are executed. [gunfire] >> reporter: in january iraqi special forces found isis chemical weapons labs and an arsenal of chemical weapons, mortars and rockets, some loaded with chlorine and mustard gas in eastern mosul. now, doctors say that those hospitalized in this latest attack are expected to recover from the their wounds, so that's at least some good news. but there remains serious concern among iraqi officials and military commanders that as isis loses ground, the militants will become more desperate, using any and all means possible including chemical weapons to hurt, maim and kill not only iraqi troops, but innocent civilians as well. julie? julie: john huddy, thank you. iran's state-run media says the country has test fired an air defense system purchased from russia. the report says the test
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happened during a military exercise in iran's central desert targeting several flying objects including missiles. well, state tv aired this footage of the missiles launching from be trucks. iran apparently signed the $800 million contract with russia nearly ten years ago, but russia suspended delivery of the defense system after objections from the u.s. and israel. it was ultimately delivered last year. two garchg members both in the country illegally accused in a brutal crime against three teenage girls. how president trump says he is planning to help the victims of crimes committed by illegal immigrants. that's next. >> guys everywhere dressed in full army fatigues, and they had rifles. they were running around.
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julie: a wave of u.s. airstrikes in yemen targeting al-qaeda affiliates there. the pentagon saying that they were aimed at a taking out the militants who are intent on attacking the u.s. and more than 30 airstrikes have been conducted in just the past few days. that is a dramatic increase from previous years, by the way. earlier this week the pentagon delivered preliminary mans for defeating isis -- plans for defeating isis and other terror groups. the diplomatic battle escalating between malaysia and north korea over this weekend, malaysia giving north korea's ambassador 48 hours to leave the country. this of after he refused to apologize for accusations about how malaysia's handling the investigation into kim i don't think name's death. kim jong-nam's death, the half-brother of north korea's dictator died after being poisoned with a toxic nerve agent in the malaysian airport.
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both the u.s. and south korea have said the north was responsible. two ms-13 gang members in the country illegally held three teenage girls against their will before killing one in a satanic ritual. police say they found the 15-year-old victim with gunshots to her face and chest. the is suspects appearing in court just this week. they were kidnapped and charged with kidnapping, rather, and murder. will carr is live from our west coast newsroom with more, and this is certainly fueling the argument the trump administration is making about having to get these illegals out, these types of illegals who are committing these heinous crimes. will, did the suspects say anything in court? >> reporter: well, julie, not much that reporters could hear, but their demeanor really showed just how serious they're taking the situation. no remorse, no sympathy. instead in court the suspects were goofing off, they were smiling and waving at the cameras.
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authorities say they are miguel alvarez flores and diego rivera, both gang members from el sal door. they're accused of kidnapping three teenage girls, feeding them drugs and alcohol and raping them for weeks. one of the survivors says her 15-year-old friend knocked over a satanic shrine and as a result was killed. authorities found her body on the side of the road. the gang members are facing aggravated kidnapping and murder charges. >> the majority of the ms-13 gang members we come into contact with are in the country unlawfully. in specific term, we've given the identity of these two individuals over to homeland security who are actively investigation their immigration status. >> reporter: ms-13 is a brutally violent gang that has become an international criminal organization. there are more than 10,000 memberses in the united states with a presence in at least 46 states. the gang was pounded in los angeles -- founded this los
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angeles two decades ago by immigrants ironically fleeing violence in el salvador. julie? julie: okay. i mean, this story just could not be more grotesque, and these are the types of illegal immigrant that is need to be brought out of this country in order prevent these types of crimes from happening. now, president trump has made it a top priority to get dangerous illegal criminals like these out of the country, hasn't he? and what's the process there? >> reporter: yeah, absolutely. and it certainly resonates with one of his campaign promises and why he's pointed to the fact that he wants to build the wall. we've heard him say he wants to catch the bad guys or hombres in some cases and get them out of the country. at the same time, president trump has made it a top priority to help the families of victims of crimes like the one we just saw in houston. >> we must support the victims of crime. i have ordered the department of homeland security to create an office to serve american
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victims. the office is called v.o.i.c.e., victims of immigration crimes engagement. we are providing a voice to those who have been ignored by our media and silenced by special interests. >> reporter: and president trump said recently the wall may be built much faster than anybody even thinks, julie. julie: thank you so much, will carr. appreciate it. >> reporter: you bet. scrul. julie: a gas blast killing four people in a mexico city suburb famous for its fireworks. two of the victims were children. at least six other people were taken to the hospital for cuts or severe burns, and many residents in the area make and sell fireworks for a living, although this explosion was not directly linked to that. you may remember back in december a massive blast at a new york fireworks market -- rather, in the city killed at least 39 people.
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julie: i'm julie banderas, this is "the fox report." it's the bottom of the hour, time thousand for the top of the news. trump launching some startling accusations against the obama administration on twitter, acausing the former -- accusing the former president of wiretapping trump tower in advance of last year's presidential election. president obama's spokesperson responding to the claims saying neither the president, nor the white house ordered surveillance on a u.s. citizen which, by the way, would need a judge's approval. it comes as attorney general jeff sessions plans to answer questions about his contact with the russian ambassador. those answers scheduled to come in writing rather than in another appearance before the judiciary committee. and reports surfacing that vice president mike pence used a private e-mail account while he was governor of indiana. mr. pence often criticizing
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hillary clinton's use of a private e-mail server or while she was secretary of state, but he says it is not the same thing. >> there's no comparison whatsoever between hillary clinton's practice of having a private server, mishandling class tied information -- classified information, destroying e-mails when they were requested by the congress and by officials. i'm very confident that our e-mail practices were in full compliance with all of indiana's laws. and my service as vice president will continue, we'll continue that practice. julie: an indianapolis newspaper reporting aol account was hacked last summer before he became president trump's running mate. well, after years of loudly opposing obamacare, republicans in congress appear ready to start voting on measures to to change it. well, two house committees will be voting as soon as wednesday, but the party is split over just
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how to ore place the law -- to replace the law, and supporters of the law have been, well, they've been making plenty of noise of their own. [cheers and applause] >> this question is -- [inaudible] from westminster. julie: voters turning out at rallies and town halls all across the country to let their elected leaders know what they think, and that includes a town hall this morning where one senator said he doesn't know what the republican health plan should be. rich edson has more from our washington bureau. >> reporter: good evening, julie. it's a weekend, so much of congress has returned home to their districts and states, and that means constituents are confronting lawmakers about republican plans to replace the affordable care act or obamacare. republican senator lindsey graham is in clemson, south carolina. he supports repealing obamacare, though opposes how republicans are doing it. graham is joining rand paul and democrats in criticizing congressional leaders for, as graham says, doing what
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democrats did to republicans in 2009, writing a health care bill privately among a smaller group of lawmakers. >> can i give you a little secret? i don't even know what the gop plan is. [laughter] [applause] let me tell you, did y'all see rand paul on tv? you know, rand and i don't agree on much, but he's right about this. what was our big knock on obamacare? they did it without any of us. >> reporter: joining house speaker paul ryan in wisconsin yesterday, vice president mike pence says he expects in a matter of days a very brisk pace of legislative activity. congressional leaders say they've directed relevant committees to write the obamacare replacement will. they say those lawmakers will soon release an initial draft publicly that democrats and republicans will have an opportunity to amend or change. republicans are generally proposing to give americans tax credits to buy private insurance plans that are less regulated than obamacare insurance. the democrats claim that will leave millions without
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sufficient health coverage. of and even republicans are at odds oh how to rewrite the u.s. health care system again. julie? julie: rich edson, thank you very much. construction of the keystone xl pipeline will continue without american-made steel, this despite president trump's promise. the white house says the president's instructions in his january initiative specifically cite new projects which means projects under construction will be using steel already acquired. shortly after taking office, the president did issue executive order toes yellow lighting -- orders green lighting projects previously blocked by the obama administration. but on tuesday, as you remember, the president addressed a joint session this congress stating that he only wanted american-made steel to be used in the pipeline project. that is impossible if the steel has already been purchased. we'll continue to watch this story as it develops. and a man is now facing federal charges in a slew of hate crimes across the country. juan thompson appeared in federal court in st. louis
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yesterday over threats to jewish community centers as well as the anti-defamation league this new york. thompson's arrest involves only a fraction of the more than 100 threats this dozens of states. and his alleged motive might surprise you. laura ingle explains. >> reporter: fbi officials raided a st. louis, missouri, home connected to juan thompson, the man accused of bomb threats against the anti-defamation league and some jewish community certains around country. centers around the country. investigators say the 31-year-old was attempting to frame an ex-girlfriend who had broken up with him. thompson is a former journalist fired from the intercept after the online publication said he fabricated quotes and invented sources. he has been charged with one count of cyberstalking which could land anymore jail for up to five years. the criminal complaint states thompson allegedly made eight threatening calls to jccs in
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his name or the name of his ex-lover including defamatory e-mails and faxes to his exes -- ex's employer. >> while the motive is unclear, the impact is crystal clear. threatening jewish institutions is an anti-semitic act. >> reporter: leaders are applauding the justice department's fast work. >> i am confident as we evidenced in today's arrest in missouri that we will find and we will prosecute those who have committed these acts of hatred. >> reporter: the wave of threats prompted the evacuations of hundreds of jccs and sin goings across the nation since january. meantime, a jewish cemetery in rochester, new york, is the latest target in a slew of graveside attacks, similar to what happened in philadelphia and st. louis. the adl is proposing a plan of
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action which includes creating a task force to combat hate crimes. in new york, laura ingle, fox news. julie: so while president trump promises action to fix chicago's crime rate, one group is already getting results by talking directly to gang members. but now they're facing trouble of their own, money trouble. we'll explain. plus, an endangered spider is spinning a web of legal issues among a ranch owner, the federal government, the state of texas. >> when you get such a vague and amorphous law, then you put all amorphous law, then you put all the power in the hands of hi m i'm raph. my name is anne. i'm one of the real live attorneys you can talk to through legalzoom. don't let unanswered legal questions hold you up, because we're here, we're here, and we've got your back. legalzoom. legal help is here.
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this is not acceptable in our society. julie: president trump this week addressing the soaring crime rate in chicago during his address to a joint session of congress. one local group is stepping forward to stand in the gap. the violence interrupters, as they are called, are pounding the pavement talking directly to gang members, hoping to make a difference. but funding has left the group facing a challenging of its own. fox news senior correspondent mike tobin has more on this story. >> your dad around? >> no. he wasn't around. >> reporter: don a chicago gangster. >> sell drugs. >> reporter: he was planning a robbery, is and red leaked the information. >> reporter: going to go shoot him, huh? >> yeah, i was going to take care of him. >> it is what it is. i'm not going to let him get me for anything. >> reporter: he's got a gun. >> right. >> reporter: he's coming after you. >> right. he keep his own more than i keep my eyes on me. so from my perspective, kill or
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be killed. >> reporter: so chicago was set for one more gun battle. tio and his violent interrupters talked both guys down to. >> we ended up cool, but it's not tight. we got trust issues, you feel me? i don't trust him, he probably don't trust he. >> reporter: while the president promises more resources for crime fighting in chicago, the superintendent pleads for tougher gun laws and jesse jackson calls for a summit on violence, tio's group has talked 15 guys out of murder plots this year. >> if you interview somebody and they cannot tell you the last time they stopped a potential shooting, they need to shut up. you have to hit the concrete jungle. >> reporter: violence interrupters are dwindling in numbers. most have checkered pasts which makes politicians and police nervous. they've been accused of withholding information, even breaking laws. the catch is if they're not street guys who behave like street guys, the kids in the gangs won't listen to them.
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>> only listen to people that i know from the hood that i grew up on. i don't trust new [bleep] >> reporter: chicago is on pace to rival last year's total of murders. february saw a slight uptick in the number of shootings. it's difficult for the violence interrupters to claim success because there's no record for gunfire that didn't happen. in chicago, mike tobin, fox news. julie: a texas landowner and the federal government are trapped in a web of legal arguments over a spider. the rare critter was apparently discovered on the man's property nearly 30 years ago and declared endangered, but the owner says the land is practically worthless because the restrictions for the spider make it difficult for him to the sell it. casey steegal reports on how the county and the state of texas are taking the property owner's side. >> reporter: it's where you come to's tape life's distractions -- to escape life's distractions.
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no ringing cell phones or e-mail alerts here, just peace. then came talk of expanding rattlesnake road. to do it, government needed part of this private land. however, as the process moved along, the project then came to a screeching halt. >> endangered species have been discovered in three of different depressions. >> reporter: meet the bone cave harvestman, a tiny orange spider unique to texas and only lives in underground caverns. the arrack mid was spotted in a small section of the 865-acre ranch north to of -- or north of austin. since it's protected, yearwood could be held criminally and financially responsible for anything that could jeopardize the harvestman. >> i truly don't think anyone would touch this. >> reporter: the 71-year-old texan has joined other property owners in a lawsuit filed against the u.s. fish and wildlife service arguing government overreach is
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unnecessarily restricting use of private property. >> when you get such a vague and amorphous law, then you put all the power in the hands of unelected bureaucrats. >> reporter: for years, many republicans have called for reform of the endangered species act, arguing that wildlife advocates can exploit the law to block economic development. but environmental groups contend it still serves a vital purpose. >> since it was passed 44 years ago, 2,000 species have been listed, only 1% have come off that list. that means we have saved 99% of those see cease from going extinct -- species from going extinct. >> reporter: the question is how to produce results -- >> we have to incentivize people to take care of it. >> reporter: -- all while finding common ground with folks like john yearwood. >> you know, we've named the branch heartbreak acres. >> reporter: casey steegal, fox news. julie: it's anything but child's play. grown-ups behaving badly at a
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restaurant for children. wait, i don't remember being there. sounds like one of my afternoons. plus, you've heard of dog walkers, but now listen to this. >> it's nice to have somebody to talk to, and he sets the pace, is we -- so we go faster than i would go if i was walking by myself. julie: a people walker. and be his clients are getting more than exercise in the long more than exercise in the long run. before i had the shooting, burning, pins and needles of diabetic nerve pain these feet... jumped into city life as a kid... ...raised two rough and tumble boys... ...and kept my town moving. but i couldn't bear my diabetic nerve pain any longer. so i talked to my doctor and he prescribed lyrica. nerve damage from diabetes causes diabetic nerve pain. lyrica is fda approved to treat this pain from moderate to even severe diabetic nerve pain. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior. or swelling, trouble breathing,
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rash, hives, blisters, muscle pain with fever, tired feeling or blurry vision. common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, weight gain and swelling of hands, legs, and feet. don't drink alcohol while taking lyrica. don't drive or use machinery until you know how lyrica affects you. those who have had a drug or alcohol problem may be more likely to misuse lyrica. now i have less diabetic nerve pain. and i love keeping their little feet safe and sound. ask your doctor about lyrica.
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♪ ♪ julie: i think i'm going like this story. a brawl breaks out at a chuck e. cheese restaurant in california. take a look.
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thousand, in no -- now, in no way am i promoting violence, and these are just parents behaving badly, and i don't know why i find it funny. as you can see, cell phone video capturing two women arguing, get this, over tickets. do you know how easy it is to win a ticket? you don't have to do anything, and you get, like, 20 tickets. so these women -- wow. a witness says one woman stole tickets from a child. the whole ordeal eventually escalates into a full-blown fight with children watching, and that's the part that is disturbing. a second fight reportedly broke out at the same time, at the same restaurant just days earlier. that's terrible. and chuck e. cheese is not worth that kind of fight. but it is a fun place, the children enjoy it. but seriously, the tickets are really easy to get. you could have just bought more. it's not hard to find a dog walker if you need one, but how about a people walker? would you use a people walker, joel? could i walk you tomorrow? would you pay me? >> sure.
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julie: a man taking humans out for a stroll. jonathan hunt explains the man's unusual way of making a living. >> if you're stressed out, that's what's going to give you a heart attack. i mean, like -- [laughter] >> sure. >> and, you know, the best way to get rid of stress is to vent. >> reporter: what kind of conversations are you generally having with people? >> they aren't confessions. i'm not a therapist, i'm not a priest, so people aren't telling me, you know, they're not breaking down, crying, but they're telling me, you know, if they had a bad day at work maybe or if the traffic was bad or just, man, it's hot. my clients have definitely voiced their opinions on politics, but, you know, it's confidential, so i won't share any of them. >> reporter: it does feel that people need a little political therapy right now. >> yeah. that's one of those things that people definitely vent about. >> reporter: bob is a regularring people walker client. >> it's nice to have somebody to talk to, and he sets the pace.
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so we go faster than i would go if i was walking by myself. >> reporter: so it's companionship. >> it's a lot of things, but that certainly is part of it, having somebody to talk to while you're walking. >> reporter: does it feel like therapy at all? i'm not saying you need therapy. [laughter] >> no, no. i don't know. it's certain lu talking therapy as far as that goes. >> reporter: in los angeles, jonathan hunt, fox news. julie: i could use a people walker sometimes, you know? when you just don't want to get off the couch and you these that little shove. good for him. well, a washington state dad going the extra mile for his 3-year-old son. >> i mean, what kids don't like coasters, right? julie: it's a backyard roller coaster. oh, coolest dad ever. see more of it next. ♪
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julie: forget the backyard tree house.
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a dad built a rollercoaster for his son. the trip was inspired by a trip to disneyland where the 3-year-old enjoyed a similar ride. he says he took on the project to spend quality time with the family after an overseas deployment as a navy pilot. that is how fox reports this saturday, march 4, 2017. i'm julie banderas. "watters world" starts now.
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