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>> if you stop by our world headquarters sometimes janice dean will interview you. >> run to the radio. >> no, jog. bye. >> bill: breaking news right now, president trump firing back today against bombshell reports that he shared this highly classified intel with top russian diplomats. a story the kremlin is dismissing out of moscow as we say good morning on a tuesday. we're following this trying to put it together. i'm bill hemmer, welcome to "america's newsroom." how are you doing? >> shannon: good morning. that's a fine jacket this morning. i love it. it's springy. >> bill: it's the nicest day of the year in the northeast. >> shannon: i'm shannon bream. the white house denying reports that president trump revealed classified information to russian ambassador last week. the "washington post" said it
jeopardizes intelligence. >> bill: two cabinet members deny that. rex tillerson and h.r. mcmaster made this statement on camera >> the story came out tonight as reported is false. two other officials present, including the secretary of state was there. i was in the room. it didn't happen. >> shannon: are there mixed messages coming from the white house today? >> bill: two words, it's complicated. keep this in mind. white house officials are quick to point out in a world where a story can be floated because it's plausible but not on the record, often you can end of chasing accusations all the time and so they're very frustrated by this story by the "washington post" as you showed a moment ago, h.r. mcmaster and others in the administrations are strongly denying the post's
account. so while we don't know exactly what the president said or didn't say for that matter in the meeting with the russians, he is trying to explain it himself this morning by way of twitter. let me share with the folks at home. here is what he is saying so far. as president i wanted to share with russia in an openly scheduled white house meetings which i have the absolute right to do facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety, humanitarian reasons plus i want russia to greatly step up their fight against isis and terrorism. not long ago another tweet. i have been asking director comey, the now past director comey of the f.b.i. and others from the beginning of my administration to find the leakers in the intelligence community. provocative tweet to say the least. the white house contends the conversation the president had with the russians were not only his right but figure out how the story ended up in the post because they say it is false.
leading democrats are scratching their heads. a statement from -- the russians would be the potential recipients of this intelligence and may determine the source is all the more problematic since their interest in syria and elsewhere is in many respects deeply antithetical to our own. so the back and forth continues. all i can tell you is here they are frustrated and i think that's putting it mildly, shannon. >> shannon: we're getting denials and explanations about what he did tell the russians. what about what he didn't tell them? >> sources and message. you'll hear that expression a lot today. for people not familiar with what that means. it means that what the president did share did not in any way jeopardize critical mission experience and information. that's what they will tell you at the white house. nothing that was said in that meeting somehow would put americans at risk.
that's key according to ben sagt. >> sources and methods are the lifeblood of the intelligence community and we need our spice. the world is broken and there are a lot of americans who serve the harm's way. sources and methods need to be guarded. >> it's all happening on a day when mcmasters is in the briefing room today. turkey's president will be here. it should make for a busy and interesting day at the white house. >> shannon: we'll count on you keeping us updated. >> bill: we spoke with experts. president trump likely did not break any law since he has the authority to classify or declassify nearly anything of his choice. with that as a back drop byron
york, good day to you. the story comes in bits and pieces. put them together as we think we understand it. >> it is one of these stories you have to take what you know from one place and then the other. the "washington post" story is not the whole story. general mcmasters story is not the whole story. the president tweets are not the whole story. what it appears we know is that the president did reveal some sort of classified information in this meeting with the russians related to the publicly announced ban on the carrying of laptop computers onto flights from the middle east to the united states and proposed or possible ban on those flights from europe to the united states. the question is how serious is what he discussed. was it a serious breach or not. there appears to be a genuine difference of opinion on this. we've heard a lot of hysterical comments about it. others like ben sasse you just
played a quote from him, this morning he is no big fan of the president. said he thought the reaction was, quote, a little over heated. other lawmakers have said they just need to find out more what specific life was this before they can even judge how serious it might have been. >> bill: the last one is a great one. did he tell the russians anything they don't know already? they had an airliner blown out of the sky in egypt about a year ago. >> it's a huge concern to them and we can't discount the fact that perhaps some of the russians were part of leaking this story. after all, they were in the room. so we don't actually know that. i think what you are going to see is after some of the hair an fire reaction we saw last night more people today will be finding out -- people with security clearances, on the intelligence committees, people on capitol hill will find out the specifics of what happened and i think we'll hear their collective judgment whether it was a big deal or not as big a
deal. >> bill: the one thing that seems consistent is leaks come from this white house or washington or both. hannity had a view on that from last night. here is sean. >> no white house can sustain these types of constant leaks. so if you're in the white house and you are doing this, if you're not there to serve your country and all you're doing is hurting the country, well, you might want to get out of the way. >> bill: the leaks have an effect of forcing you to chase your tail and in washington, d.c. that can lead round and round in circles. you made the point, we don't know who leaked it. could have been the russians, they were in that room. is that a possibility? >> well, almost anything is possible here but you have to remember. the people in the room, someone taking notes in the room, the notes were then distributed to some degree inside the national security council, people discussed what was in those? what happens is even a small meeting, the number of people who know about it multiplies
when people start telling each other and perhaps some of the rules regarding classified information are not always observed. that is the classic example of how things get out. as far as the distraction to president trump is concerned, you're absolutely right. there are political consultants who are saying why isn't he talking about jobs? jobs, the economy, wages. he needs to be talking about these things. very difficult when he is fighting off story after story over -- arising from leaks. >> bill: one last point. 3 1/2 hours ago out of moscow the russian foreign ministry denies reports trump revealed classified information to senior officials. that's from the russians, byron, last word. >> i don't put much store in that. it's up to us on the united states' side find out what the president said whether it was great importance or what he has tweeted, sharing of information not critically classified that he felt would be useful in the
fight against terrorism. >> bill: he said a lot he needs russia as a partner in defeating isis and the russians know about islamic terrorism all too well. shannon, what's next. >> shannon: it should set up what must be television this afternoon at the today's white house press briefing. h.r. mcmaster will join sean spicer at today's briefing set to begin at 1:30 eastern time. fox news will bring it to you live. i will be making some popcorn if you want to join me in my office, bill. it could be a very interesting briefing. >> bill: also this big foreign trip that comes up at the end of this week between the vatican, jerusalem, riyadh, saudi arabia. there is a lot on the line. >> shannon: we're learning now more about the 22-year-old british expert who said he discovered the kill switch to
stop the unprecedented worldwide cyberattack. hutchins says he is malware tech spent days in his home at southwest england fighting that crippling virus. he doesn't consider himself a hero. >> they're thanking me saying i'm a hero. i didn't intend for it to blow up and me to be all over the media. i just was doing my job and i don't think i'm a hero at all. >> shannon: the wave of attacks is the biggest on-line ex tortion attempt every recorded. >> bill: we had a lot of warnings monday would be a disaster and it wasn't. we're getting better at identifying what you open and stay away from in your inbox. >> bill: cyber secure researchers say there is a possible link to north korea. is that possible? details on that plus this today. >> it was clearly bipartisan
support that jim comey wasn't up to the job. the president has every right to fire a person because he believed director comey lacked the judgment and decision making skills and wasn't up to the job. >> shannon: the new director of the f.b.i., we know one person who will not be replacing james comey. the top lawmaker who has taken his name out of contention. former house intelligence committee chairman pete hoekstra is here with more on that. >> bill: also, what happened in an airport outside of the new york city. there is an investigation underway today after a deadly plane crash that left two people dead. >> it hit two buildings. the top of one building upside down and then hit -- the debris from that hit the adjacent building. you don't let anything
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the airport. employees had left just minutes earlier. no one on the ground was hurt there. identities of the victims have not been released. >> bill: now the senate intelligence committee holding a closed-door meeting hours from now. comey had an invitation to attend but he declined. who should be the next director of the f.b.i.? trey gowdy taking his name out of running releasing a statement saying i shared with him two things, one the qualities i believe are indispensable for our next f.b.i. director to have and that i would not be the right person. pete hoekstra, former chairman of the house intelligence committee with me in studio. nice to be here. out of michigan you made it back to new york. welcome back here. who should the next f.b.i. director be, sir? >> i brought this name forward almost immediately ray kelly the former commissioner of new
york. new york is the largest law enforcement jurisdiction in the country. they run a phenomenal operation and they understand terrorism, corruption, they have their own intelligence organization. when i traveled overseas you go to london and you would meet with their intelligence folks and they would tell you, you know, you've got your intelligence here. the new york police department, they have their own intelligence folks here. you say excuse me? so he would come in very, very well qualified, well respected. i think bipartisan support to move into that job. >> bill: when you hear something like that overseas it must be impressive and ray kelly's reputation has been impressive in new york. would he get confirmation in the senate? >> i'm sure he would. he would get republican support but i think going in, this is an individual that would get democratic support as well. >> bill: okay. sean spicer on the reason for the termination said this just yesterday from the podium. >> the actions that he took, he
knew could be detrimental to himself but none of those things mattered because the president had to do the right thing for the american people because he believed that jim comey was the wrong man for that position. >> bill: do you agree with that? >> yes, i do. >> bill: was it time to move on? >> i think it was time for jim comey to go. i think way back july 5, 2016, the press conference he had where he then assumed the authority that said not only have i gathered the information, i've made the determination that hillary clinton shouldn't be prosecuted. that's not his call. he got out of his lane and so i think that was enough back then to terminate him. i really think president obama should have made a decision. obviously not announced it but should have made a decision that the day after the election regardless of who won he should have fired comey. >> bill: you know what democrats are saying. it doesn't make sense, he should have done it before.
if you do it at all, why do it now and you're trying to cover something up. that conversation will continue. rosenstein briefs senators on the hill who drafted the 2 1/2 page letter that gave the president the -- >> everything that you're seeing, the story last night about classified information, everything is going to get blown out of proportion. congress has still not reached the point where it says we'll focus on business. it is still about the business of politics each and every day. winning the political game every day. and not doing legislation and moving forward an agenda. >> bill: what do you think of the leaks coming out almost on a daily basis? >> it has to be driving the president crazy. it has to be driving the white house crazy. clearly, it is totally disrupting everything in washington, d.c. the leaks are absolutely
destructive. and if they're coming out of the white house, this president is going to clamp down. the meeting yesterday was a small group of people -- yeah, the meeting he had with the russians the other day was a small group of people. they ought to be able to identify where this leak came from if it came out of that group. those people will be gone. >> bill: there is a chance it could have come from the russians or talking to other intelligence agencies and doubles back that way. >> it could have. i listened to it and where it came and all these types of things. my gut is it's coming from the white house, it's coming from some of trump's own people. >> bill: why? what is their motivation? >> i have no idea. clearly it's damaging and disruptive to the agenda of this president. and so yeah, you don't do this because you want to move an agenda forward. you are doing it because you disrupt an agenda. i don't see any legitimate
saying we have to rein in the plt. i don't think there is any national security legitimacy. >> bill: how do you stop them? >> you try to find the people who leaked and then hold them accountable but it's very, very difficult. i'm not sure we've ever identified too many leakers. you have to set the standard in the white house, find some people -- find the person who did this and just clearly identify this and hold them accountable. i don't know if they'll be able to do it. >> bill: pete hoekstra, congressman from michigan. >> shannon: links between the massive global hack and a north korean cybercrime group. why experts believe they could be behind the ransomware attack. president trump vowing to get a violent gang off the streets. >> we will protect you, that i can tell you.
>> president trump: freedom includes the right to be free. and i mean totally free from crime and from violence. ms-13 is going to be gone from our streets very soon, believe me. [applause] >> bill: president trump sending a strong message against gang violence vowing to take out the notorious ms-13 gang quickly. the gang has been labeled by cybersecurity analysts as a trans national criminal
organization with members wanted for drug trafficking, kidnapping, human smuggling, murder and sex trafficking in the u.s. and several other countries coming after the a.g. jeff sessions announcement to increase efforts against the gang thought to be behind the most deadly crime wave on long island, new york since the late 199 0*s. it is getting a lot of attention nationally as it should. >> shannon: brian kilmeade has done interesting reporting on those cases. folks are very frightened. we'll keep an eye on it. businesses and government agencies around the world still reeling from the global cyberattack that targeted 150 countries. who is responsible for the damage. one prominent theory now is north korea. what we know is far from conclusive. security researchers have documented similarities between the code and malware created by
lazarus group. a hacking operation linked to north korea. senior correspondent greg pal cot joins us live from london. what is the very latest about the possible north korea connection? >> exactly, shannon. circumstantial evidence at least is pointing to the possibility of north korean hackers behind this global malware attack. remember, the damage that's been done worldwide this ransomware that holds computers hostage until their users pay bitcoin. the ransom paid was low but it has hit companies and governments to the tunes of billions of dollars. now cybersecurity firms around the world today, in fact, including in south korea say that north korean hackers could be involved. we have long known the government of kim jong-un keps
an army of geek crooks involved in past attacks. what people are now saying in the past 24 hours is portions of the code being used in this latest attack looking like past attacks as well including the infamous 2014 attack on sony pictures when they were ready to release a film a bit critical of the north korean leader. these are just some clues, some details, shannon, but if true, one more black mark on the rogue regime's record. >> shannon: what is the status of the attack now? we knew it wasn't all coming at once but it is slowing down? >> it seems to be slowing but again people are worried about yet a second wave in a different place. in the united states we saw less of an attack. companies like fedex were hit but the cyber defenses seem to be better in america. there were some last-minute electronic rescues and more security has been built up.
here in the u.k. they are literally still feeling the pain. remember, hospitals starting on friday were really whacked by this attack and still we're hearing today of surgeries and other treatment being postponed. car companies and will rail lines in europe are just now getting back to speed. europol are cranking up their investigation as well as the blame game. it was microsoft that had the vulnerabilities in their system. it was the nsa that capitalized on that but the hackers found it and maybe we were a little delinquent in putting up our own defenses. >> bill: thank you, greg. are we giving north korea too much credit? the movie about pirates being held for ransom. hackers claim they have the latest movie. pirates of the caribbean and demanding disney pay money to keep it under wraps.
will they? >> shannon: claims of new horrors playing out right now in syria. the u.s. says the assad regime is secretly burning piles of bodies to hide mass killings. adam kinzinger will join us live plus there is this. >> the candidate for the presidency had been spilling classified information, some of the highest level for a year and a half. the democrats pretended it either wasn't a problem or that it should be ignored. >> bill: there is charles krauthammer slamming democratic critics saying hillary clinton did much worse. our panel debates that fair and balanced in a moment here. >> the story that came out tonight as reported is false. two other senior officials who were present, including the secretary of state remember the meeting the same way and have said so.
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pushing back against claims he jeopardizeed critical intelligence sorcerers by sharing classified information with top russian diplomats. he tweeted this. secretary of state rex tillerson and national security advisor h.r. mcmaster deny reports the president revealed intelligence gathering methods and sources. doug schoen is a former advisor to president clinton and alex con ant is communications director for marco rubio. alex, we got statements from within the administration from secretary of state tillerson and from national security advisor on camera the words were very carefully chosen, though. >> they were. it was probably the most
lawyerly, finely tuned statements we've seen from a white house that is sloppy on the words it uses the back up what the president says or back up their story. reminds ourselves last week president trump himself said that his surrogates could not necessarily be perfectly accurate. so it's interesting that mcmaster and others were trying to be so accurate. they didn't dispute the "washington post" report. they tried to give additional information about the sources and methods and the president didn't discuss that. i give the white house credit for being quick in its response and trying to be precise in its response so they don't have to clean it up this morning. if they can reiterate what they said last night hopefully they can put the episode behind them sooner than later. >> shannon: top democrats have used strong language about it. to that this is what dr. krauthammer has to say. >> they have no idea the
gravity of it. it can be perhaps it's not. this is just pure opportunism especially since their candidate for the presidency had been spilling some of the highest level classified information for the past year and a half and the democrats pretended it wasn't a problem or ignored. it's rather unseemly. >> shannon: this is from them f.b.i. director james comey. he said there were multiple private servers that clinton had used. >> 110 emails in 52 email chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information. eight of those chains contained information that was top secret at the time they were sent, 36 of those chains contained secret information at the time. and 8 contained confidential information at the time. we cannot find a case that
would support bringing criminal charges on these facts. >> shannon: doug, do they have the moral high ground to be pointing the finger at the president on this? >> i think it's pretty clear from what jim comey said last year that there were very serious issues raised with the secretary. i don't know if you remember, shannon, i'm one of those few democrats who disavowed her saying given these issues of constitutional crisis would result from her presidency. i think that's a fair conclusion now and then. what president trump did is again outrageous to potentially compromise a source, a sensitive source in the middle east who said i can't work with you again potentially if you leak and the leak happened. i think that that's really, really a very discouraging and destructive result. i am one who is free opportunity critic left and
right, democrats and republicans. hopefully you will absolve me from any of charles krauthammer's wrath. >> shannon: we all want to stay on his good graces. we all want to. alex, a couple of things that came up in the "new york times" reporting on this. even if its piece it says it is probably not illegal what the president says. if you've got an ally sharing important information to you and don't have their express permission to share it, it creates a host of questions. but they say not generally illegal. and the president has a right to share information that many people would consider classified. what do you make of that? >> i think that's absolutely right. legally the president can do pretty much anything he wants when it comes to intelligence matters. i think legally if he wants to share this information with the russians he can. i think the issue here is was this a strategic decision that everyone in the u.s. government and the senior levels had agreed yes, we should share this information with the russians? because if that hadn't
happened, if it did not go through an internal process and it was a strategic decision to share the information with the russians you risk undermining our relationship with allies around the world including in europe and in the mideast where we are dependent on them for vital information to keep americans safe. so i know it is president trump's top priority to keep americans safe and secure and if he did this because he thought it would keep us safe and secure it's very defendable. if, however, this leaves american less safe and more vulnerable to terrorists because we don't have as good intel as we did prior to him telling the russians this information, it is a huge mistake by the president and something that i think republicans on the hill will hold him accountable for. >> shannon: doug, a few seconds left. "the new york times" piece they talked about the fact the president may not have understood the sensitivity of what he was sharing. there wasn't the an mouse there crossing an ethical line. does it matter to you? >> it matters to me. i don't think there would have
been animus. there was a substantial misjudgment. it was clear to me that from what i've read and what i saw that this wasn't a carefully laid out plan to leak strategically. what it was, in fact, was an off the cuff statement that may or may not be helpful in the fight against isis. but offers, i think, a great opportunity for our own credibility as alex correctly pointed out in europe and the middle east to be undermined with our core allies. that's what worries me. i just think wherever this stuff happens, we ought to look at it, investigate it and act appropriately. >> shannon: you guys have agreement on a lot of things. will it calm down in washington any time soon? they both said no. you'll have to come back. >> bill: now a word of apology in a segment we aired on the
channel friday evening involving the vice president and the young man at a military event in washington tammy bruce joins us with a message on this and tammy, good morning. >> good morning. thank you so much. first of all, i am so sorry to the family. my intention was never to hurt a kid and his mom. we had absolutely no idea that michael was on the autism spectrum and as a gay woman and feminist i have spent most of my adult life working to improve the lives of women and children and those who are disenfranchised. i get it and i apologize. i also appreciated the boy's mother public comments and clarity on this. a main lesson here, no matter intent is to leave kids out of our political discussions. we certainly agree on this. >> bill: tammy bruce and thank you to the family involved and thank you for your service.
>> shannon: a fox news alert this picture from the state department allegedly a syrian crematorium believed to be the site of the latest horror of the civil war and what president barack obama it took for him not to use military force against the assad regime. congressman adam kinzinger joins us live. >> bill: they're back in court. did the administration make its case this time. the latest in the case of the white house travel ban. >> what the president did here falls squarely within his constitutional and statutory authority. psoriasis." people don't stare anymore. i never joined in. that wasn't fair to any of us. i was covered. i tried lots of things over the years. but i didn't give up. i kept on fighting. i found something that worked. that still works. now? see me. see me. i found clear skin that lasts. see if cosentyx could make a difference for you-
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cease-fire in syria. it's complicated over the handling of the civil war. >> bill: syria, new release of pictures claim this site is the location of a crematorium used by the assad regime to cover up the mass killings of prisoners held captive during the six-year-old civil war. >> we're assessing if you have that level of production of mass murder, then using the crematorium would allow the regime to manage that number of corpses coming out of the prison complex. >> bill: the syrian government denies all these allegations while former president obama in a recent interview explained his decision not to bomb syria while he was commander-in-chief. let's talk about all that now. house foreign affairs committee member adam kinzinger from illinois. thank you for your time and welcome back here to "america's newsroom." syria denies it. what do you think? how do you believe anything? >> well look, if i have to pick between the u.s. state
department or the syrian regime of p bashar al-assad and claims he is not using guided missiles against hospitals. i go with the state department. this is a crematorium. we know from a guy named caesar, a regime guy and took pictures of tortures and murders that were occurring and brought them out and put them before my committee in congress. we know this regime basically does what the nazis did on a bit of a different scale and so this is a very serious situation. and i think one that has to be rectified or it will be the shame of our past. >> bill: suggested the snow melt on the top of that building suggests it was a crematorium. is that good enough to make that claim? >> well, look, i trust our intelligence assets a lot. i think when you look at all the information they have, we have very, very satellite coverage, we have everything
else. and it's by a prison. we know they are murdering people there, we know that from people who have escaped and pictures that we've seen. this is what they're doing. so to take bashar al-assad at his word in any of this and if anybody does that i would encourage you to look at the claims he has made in the past including that he has never used chemical weapons. he is untrustworthy like the russians and iranians backing his regime. >> bill: barack obama made a comment last week published yesterday and explained his rationale for not bombing assad or going into syria as president. i think the issue that required the most political courage was that the decision not to bomb syria after the chemical weapons use had been publicized and rather negotiate than remove chemical weapons from syria. on its surface what do you make of that when you consider the
tomahawks were launched on an empty air -- it sounds like a left wing professor at a peace rally. a lot of people said it would start world war iii with bombing. the russians later when they got involved is not a thing they can do. and doing this will reclaim america's role in the middle east and push back against assad. president trump did that. i was proud of that move. destroyed an airfield and there is not a darn thing the syrians or the russians can do about it and so for president obama to say he made the politically courageous move is laughable because nobody on the left, right or center would agree with him. he is on an island on this issue. >> bill: he said 99% of the chemical weapons stockpile were removed. can we say that is the case? do we think assad made more after some were taken out on behalf of the russians? what do we think about that? >> we took the russians' word
that all the chemical weapons were destroyed. kerry came out and celebrated it because the russians said so. now we find out that assad regime used them. and there is even questions about whether the russians knew, they may have known prior to this attack. so we're basing this on the russians' word. there is no doubt assad held back some chemical weapons and probably has plenty more. >> bill: he made the remarks before receiving the john f. kennedy profile in courage award aweek ago. more in that article, if you want to check it out it will be online. see you in washington real soon. >> shannon: it appears entertainment giant disney may be another high profile target of hackers demanding a ran some with threats that they are going the release the pirates
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>> shannon: hackers reportedly holding disney's new film pirates of the caribbean hostage. the options fork over a large amount of cash or the hackers will release the film before it hits theaters in 10 days. so far disney isn't biting. >> that means the clock is ticking. right now hackers are threatening to release the first five minutes of the movie and if they're not paid an enormous amount of money they'll begin to release it in 20-minute increments until they are. the hackers could be bluffing which may explain why disney ceo is not paying the ransom or he is waiting for proof they
have it. he told employees about the hack yesterday. someone somehow got into the disney database and stole a copy. he did not confirm that it is the fifth installment of the pirates franchise but sources say it is and the hackers want to be paid in hard to trace bitcoin. the $250 million movie is $70 million over budget. so far the franchise has been a cash machine for disney grossing almost $4 billion worldwide. >> shannon: what do we know about the hackers? >> very little. experts say if they identify the malware it doesn't say where the hack began and who did it. the hack is not related, we're told, to the ransomware attack last week. movies aren't like dish soap or any other commodity or piece of data. so much money is invested up front. the studios depend on the
opening day weekend and the ability to control release into secondary markets to make a profit. recall what happened to sony a few years ago because of that hacking the movie didn't have a theater release. more recently hackers stole season five of orange is the new black leaking it after netflix refused the pay the ransom. this is a big deal. number one because disney has top notch security. the f.b.i. is involved. employees have been told do not click on anything you don't recognize in your email. >> shannon: always good advice. >> bill: they're getting better and we're getting better. we're learning as we go, right? >> shannon: i wish i had paid attention in eighth grade computer class thinking i'll never use this. now i'm a visionary. >> bill: president trump sticking up for himself already this morning. we have word from the white house and bring you the updates in a moment after a report he may have compromised intelligence sources by sharing classified information with the
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>> shannon: the white house takes aim at a new leak fueling a story that president trump shared highly classified information about isis with the russians. it's an explosive new morning here. welcome to a new hour of "america's newsroom." >> bill: i'm bill hemmer. explosive allegations claiming the president revealed sensitive intel from a close u.s. ally in a way that could expose the source. last week's white house meeting between the president and top russian diplomats in the oval office. everyone in the room including the russians saying it did not happen. >> the president did not
disclose military operations not already publicly known. two other officials remember the meeting the same way and have said so. on the record accounts should outweigh those of anonymous sources. i was in the room. it didn't happen. >> bill: that from this morning. president trump tweeting as president i wanted to share with russia at an openly scheduled white house meeting which i have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety. humanitarian reasons and i want russia to greatly step up their fight against isis and terrorism end tweet. >> shannon: joining us to talk about this more former arkansas governor mike huckabee. good morning to you. >> good morning, shannon. >> shannon: we know after this meeting apparently notes of the meeting were shared, the reporting is with a number of national security council officials. somebody flagged there may have been an issue. the report is they tried to put out a fire they saw looming but it also tells us this is about the people in the room. there were other people who had
the information that could have leaked it. what does the president do about these constant leaks? >> he has to stop them. somebody in the administration -- i don't know if it's somebody he appointed. it's probably career bureaucrats who hate donald trump almost as much as the news media. that would be impossible. somebody is doing everything they can to undermine the presidency. forget it's donald trump. this is an undermining of the office of the president and therefore really it's an undermining of the integrity of our government. everyone in that room said this did not happen. every person goes on camera, dena powell, rex tillerson and mcmaster said it's a lie. donald trump says i didn't give out anything that wasn't in public. you know what the media is reporting? trump confirmed that he gave out classified information and he most certainly has not confirmed that. this is -- it's the most stunning thing i've ever seen when it comes to the media.
they take what is on its face untrue, report it as something that it isn't and they pretend they can celebrate journalism. it's frightening to our country and to the republic when you have this much disinformation and misinformation being shared by people who pretend they're journal lifts. >> shannon: still career people and holdover here. criticism that he hasn't plugged in more of his own people. a dispute on the hill who is to blame for that, democrats or republicans. they need more names put forward by the president so they can fill these agencies with people he believes will share his agenda and be loyal to him. >> well, i think at this point the president has to understand that it's better to have some empty offices and empty desks than it is to have some empty-headed, empty suits who continue to show up for work for the sole purpose of undermining the presidency and trying to create issues that
simply don't exist. he needs to take a vacuum cleaner. get one of those high-powered models and just suck the living heck out of a lot of these offices in d.c. with the political appointees. get rid of them. he must not trust them and they're doing great damage to the country. forget that they're doing damage to the presidency and to this president. they're doing damage to the country. the sad thing is, the media is lapping it up like wild dogs lapping up bloody red meat on their dish. they need to show some level of responsibility and they're no. they're going with anonymous sources even everybody that is a true source and in the room saying what they're reporting simply did not happen. >> shannon: i want to play a sound bite from a well-respected legal mind. this is how he is characterizing what the "washington post" alleged about the president. >> everything else is off the table.
this is the most serious charge ever made against a sitting president of the united states. let's not underestimate it. >> shannon: governor, a lot of bad things have been a number of president. is this the worst ever? >> no, it isn't. first of all, the president has said he didn't give out information that wasn't already in the public domain. that's been confirmed by the people in that meeting. his highest, most trusted people. secondly, if, in fact, he was sharing information with the russians that was publicly obtainable in order to create a better security environment. the russians had an airplane shot out of the sky over egypt, then it wos in the interest of national security. but i don't believe for a moment that he gave away classified information. here is what i don't understand. why wasn't the media that upset when hillary clinton had illegal servers in her home that were likely hacked by the russians. how come the press wasn't as
upset when the russians are wikileaks or whoever hacked into the dnc and spilled out all the secrets? where was the outrage? where was the out rage? this is why people hate the press. they don't trust the media. the media still doesn't get it. they keep sucking air out of their own paper sacks because they don't understand why there is zero support out there in the middle of america for them. and they sit around their own tables looking at each other thinking they're important and they are becoming less important every day because of ridiculous reporting like this. >> shannon: the polling shows they are taking a hit when it comes to credibility and how the people in the middle of america feel about what they're doing. governor huckabee, always good to see you, sir. thank you. >> bill: as you can imagine a lot of reaction from the administration today and also on capitol hill where lawmakers are voicing concerns about the potential for damage of national security. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel tracking that today. good morning to you. start with some of the more
republican prominent republicans on intelligence. what are you hearing from them? >> mitch mcconnell told bloomberg this morning we could do with a little less drama from the white house. foreign relations chairman corker is calling the reports of sharing sensitive information with the russians very, very troubling if true. corker says the trump white house has to do something to bring itself under control and order. another republican senator who has been critical of president trump sounded a little more cautious. >> there is a lot we don't know yet. a lot of stuff being reported that may be overheated and not clear. the reason we need to be really careful with sources and methods is they're the lifeblood of the intel community and we need spies out there fighting for american interests. >> a spokesman for paul ryan says protecting our nation's secrets is paramount. the speaker hopes for a full explanation of the facts from the trump administration. >> the latest from democrats? >> they jumped on it.
chuck schumer saying if the report is true, it is very, very disturbing. revealing classified information at this level is extremely dangerous and puts at risk the lives of americans and those who gather intelligence for our country. and the house democratic leader offered this reaction in a televised town hall. >> we cannot have the president of the united states being casually loose lipped about confirming something even if it's in the public domain to an adversarial nation. >> other democrats are calling it a dangerous new low, bill. >> bill: mike emanuel watching it all from capitol hill today. >> shannon: he was a busy job up there. a lot more abouthe allegations when president trump appears with the turkish president around lunchtime and joint statements at 1:00 p.m. and questions are likely during the daily white house briefing where national security advisor
h.r. mcmaster is due to join sean spicer. i will be providing the popcorn, my office or yours? you bring some snacks, too. it will be must-see tv. >> bill: mcmaster was in the briefing room one or two weeks ago. he is a pretty impressive guy and he takes those questions and fires back and so this will be quite a revealing briefing, we believe, when it starts about 1:30 today. stay tuned for that. senate intelligence committee set to meet behind closed doors. democratic senator joe manchin is on that committee and joins us in a few moments with more on what the committee will be looking for. stay tuned on that. >> shannon: the administration is looking to pressure russia in controlling the syrian government amid more horrifying news of atrocities committed by the assad regime plus this. >> president trump: donald trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> bill: that's a campaign promised this started an uproar. he rolled out the travel ban
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clarified what he was talking about is the islamic terrorist groups and the countries that shelter or sponsor them. >> shannon: arguing in favor of president trump's second try at a travel ban. they took up the case and looking at his promises as a candidate to ban muslims. it affects travelers from six mostly muslim nations. guy benson. some of the federal courts allow you to have a camera. we know about the three judges, clinton appointees who heard the case yesterday and seemed skeptical and referred back to the president's comments he made as a candidate. it seemed to be more than the text of the ban itself. so do you think it matters what he said on the campaign trail and would it have mattered if the same ban came out from, say, a president barack obama? >> that's the question.
the lawyer in this case who is arguing against the trump administration executive order kept going back and saying context matters. here is what the president, then a candidate, said about muslims or a ban. what the government lawyer is saying arguing for the trump administration is what matters now is the fact that donald trump is the president and there is black and white text available. there is an actual executive order here. not a campaign promise, it's not some potential idea that might take shape. it has taken shape and here is what it actually says and in practice it is within the scope of the authority of the president and it is not a muslim travel ban. and i think to me i'm not a lawyer, i'm not a judge, you are a lawyer, to me what's more persuasive is what does the actual order say? what is the law? what is the action taken by the president as opposed to what did someone say months ago on the campaign trail that has gone through several iterations since then, including a total
revision of the policy itself? >> shannon: and a couple things important to remember here. can you imagine if every single thing that somebody said on the campaign trail was enforced at some point? there are things that people then get into the presidency and realize they aren't a reality. that may be the case here. it is important to remember the countries initially singled out had been done so by the obama administration and were picked up by the trump administration putting together this ban. with that all in mind we want to play a little bit about the hawaii attorney general against the ban argued yesterday. >> an objective observer looking at this would have no other conclusion but that this executive order is trying to denigrate a religion and that just comes from the fact that when you have a president who came up with the term muslim ban and was saying that from the very beginning. >> shannon: that's the attorney general there from hawaii. i would note the judges also talked a lot about deference to
the executive branch on issues like this. >> the president has a lot of power on these issues. look, this is not a muslim ban. if you look at the number one most populous nation, majority muslim in the world, it's indonesia. indonesia is completely unaffected under this proposed policy that is currently under injunction. people who do live in those six countries that are affected including non-muslims, they're impacted whereas tens of millions of muslims living elsewhere aren't. your point is well taken about where these countries came from and the list originate from. i read a lot of things about this. when the initial ban quote, unquote ban came out early in the trump administration, mccarthy and others argued it might not be well constructed or sound policy. they may have made some mistakes and it may have been
rushed out. as far as what the president has the power to do, it is legal. obviously some judges disagreed. there were significant changes and overhaul to the specifics of the policy and they did a do-over. now it is harder to make the case that the president has overstepped his presidential or constitutional authority, especially given the fact that some of those legal challenges were specifically addressed in those changes. >> shannon: maybe not necessarily in the ninth circuit. we'll stand by and see as this is probably on its way to the supreme court. guy benson, thank you very much. good to see you. >> bill: 18 minutes past the hour. in a moment north korea may have taken a major step forward after its latest missile test. why lawmakers are rushing to undo a measure that dates back more than 30 years. that's coming up. >> shannon: many concerns over the autopsy results of a 16-year-old boy. our medical team takes a closer look at something that may shock you.
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>> shannon: they'll be back together. >> bill: there are new concerns as north korea's missile program makes rapid progress. the city considered is seattle. a washington state law that stands in the way of planning. dan springer is live in the bureau from seattle. what does the law say? >> this unusual law in washington state prevents elected leaders in emergency management officials from preparing any evacuation plan in the event of a nuclear attack. the issue has come up as north korea continues to test ballistic missiles in its pursuit of being able to reach the united states with a nuclear weapon. experts say the latest test over the weekend revealed the rocket that can travel 1300 miles. but the law that prevents any planning for a nuke attack has been on the books since the end of the cold war with the soviet union. it was passed in 1984. the legislator behind the law says at the time nobody thought anyone could survive a nuclear
war with russia but why prepare? as ronald reagan was projecting strength, this was a way to promote peace. >> other people said if you plan for it, then you are encouraging it. you are really sending a message that you are getting ready to do something yourself. >> a few years after the law passed the berlin wall came down and everyone forgot about the obscure law. >> are people worried in seattle? what are they saying? >> there is no panic in seattle or the rest of the state. north korea is three to five years from being able to reach the west coast. there is a realization that seattle would make a logical target if and when that day comes. there are 1300 nuclear warheads stored in the area the largest concentration in the world and a big army base here and this is a high-tech hub with boeing, microsoft and amazon and the biggest reason it could be a target is the closest big american city to north korea.
so now a bill has been introduced in the state legislature to reverse that 1984 law. >> times have changed. right now we can't even prepare for it. the threat isn't imminent but 5 or 10 years down the road it is something that could possibly happen. that's prepare for it. >> the earliest that law could be passed is next year. >> bill: thanks, very interesting. dan springer in seattle, washington today. 25 past. >> shannon: the allegation that president trump shared classified secrets with the russians sparks a political firestorm. senator joe manchin will join us live with his reaction. >> bill: also president trump saying that he wants russia to do something about syria. what he is doing now to put pressure on moscow to make that happen.
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the senate intelligence committee has a closed-door meeting scheduled for later today. this after the "washington post" reported that president trump revealed some highly classified information to russia in a way that could harm national security. that's the way the story came out last evening. now the president, his team inside the room, and the russians all deny the allegation, which came from an anonymous source. a lot of reaction to this. a white house briefing at 1:30 this afternoon, sean spicer will be there, h.r. mcmaster will be there. mcmaster is the one that delivered the comments on camera outside the oval -- the west wing last evening. he took no questions and perhaps that will be different today when he is before the reporters. what was the intelligence? what was it all about? what was the conversation?
what did the russians know before? did this illuminate the argument about the fight against isis? or did it detract from it? these are things we don't know right now and are waiting to get more as it comes in. democratic senator from west virginia is joe manchin my guest on the hill now. sir, good morning to you and thank you for your time here. now, you will be in that closed-door session later today and part of the intelligence committee there. we were not in the room. how much concern do you have about what was said or what was not said as we try to piece this together as you understand now, senator? >> let me set the stage for you as far as how we operate in the senate intelligence. i was on armed services six years prior to this year i went on senate intelligence. there is myself and there is 18 other senators information that we're privileged to at a higher classified level.
81 senators. i can't speak about what i hear in these highly classified meetings. as much as they would want me to and as much as we would like to share with them we can't do it until it's declassified. with that being said we're very much concerned. i'm not sure of the reasoning and the purpose. if there was a quid pro quo from the russians. i can't give you any of those. i don't know how the executive branch or the president and the rules they operate under. the bottom line is the security of our nation. and the people and how we receive our information from all of our intelligence gathering community who are stellar and their professionalism, and our allies. u.k. canada, our allies in nato and israel and all the people we depend on and work with very closely. if they think that they've been compromised, we have a problem. >> bill: let me take the other side of this argument. you assume the "washington
post" is correct. despite rex tillerson came out with a statement and mcmaster made the comment on camera last night. >> everything we've seen there, them saying it didn't happen. now they're trying to explain why it happened and basically to fight isis and protect. i don't know. all this will unfold. i'm concerned that any of our intelligence gathering allies, our own intelligence gathering believe that they are concerned about their own safety and well-being. >> bill: can we say he told the russians anything they didn't know already? bear in mind, they lost a lot of people in the sinai just about a year ago when a plane was blown from the sky. >> the bottom line is that we don't know. on intelligence committee we find out that or not is yet to be seen. i would hope we would. i'm just saying we don't talk to anybody, we really don't. and if the president would want to talk to any of us on
intelligence committee we talk to a certain level. he has a clearance a little higher than ours that there are only eight people at that level. and we would hope that would be very much kept under wraps. >> bill: russia is denying it from the foreign ministry. what do you think about what is apparent in the constant drip, drip, drip of the leaks out of washington in general and perhaps from the white house specifically? >> if it is any indication how this is going to be operated. first of all, the intelligence committee that i have been introduced to since i've been on the intelligence committee, the community that works and supplies us the information, i have found to be of the utmost profession, reliable and trusted. it is beyond reproach. once you build that type of
camaraderie and trust and dialogue and communications, you can move forward. i would hope that maybe the administration, the white house, would learn that by building up these relationships an awful lot would get accomplished and an awful lot would maybe not get leaked out. i really can't say. >> bill: let me pose it this way. pete hoekstra a former congressman was michigan was on the program. he is convinced the leaks are coming from the white house. you spent time with the president. do you believe that to be the case? >> i'm not going the say that. i don't have any indication or knowledge of that whatsoever. i think the president is straight forward. he tweets or says what he thinks and sometimes he will go ahead and let it fly without giving it a whole lot of repercussion politically what's going to happen. >> bill: if it is coming from the white house, what does that mean? what does that tell you? >> well, if that's the case, i would hope they would declassify it in a different way. if he has the ability and privilege and responsibility that he can look at what is
best for our country, and make a determination whether it should be held at the high classified or declassified then all the people involved should be notified before that is done. >> bill: that's a great point. >> that's something i would recommend. here is this thing. the only thing i can tell you, russia, i do not believe any way, shape or form has the best interests of the united states or our citizens at heart. that is not their mission or intention. with that being said i'm going to -- any time i'm involved with the russians i'll be very cautious of what i do and say and any type of equipment i have on me that they could take information from. >> bill: fair point. last point from me. whether it's this russia story or the meeting in the oval office last week or however the story unwinds itself throughout the day and the days to come, do you get a sense that there are those in the white house who are trying to undermine this president?
>> let me say this. i've seen the security staff he has put around him is stellar, a stellar security staff. and i believe he is paying attention and listening to them. i have said this. whether you're a democrat or republican or voted for donald trump or against donald trump he is now the president and you always want your president to do well. but you always should be able to give constructive criticism. people just want to go for the jug lar on every occasion. i'm not that person. i'm looking for a way to make this country and government work and make sure we have the best interests of the united states in our hearts. if i can give information and input is make sure we're dealing with honest brokers and protecting our intelligence community and understand we have the greatest military and they need all the equipment they possibly can to do the job that we require. all of these things go together is this. if you are out to destroy, if you think you are working within and you don't believe,
leave. make sure -- that's why i voted as a democrat to give the president most everybody he has asked for. i think the executive branch has the right to put their staff together. they'll be judged on their performance. if they're saying you won't give me my staff and won't approve this or that person, i don't think that plays to the best interests of our country and i won't play those games. >> bill: thank you for your time. please come back. what time is the meeting today? >> we have a meeting at 2:15. we go in at 2:15 today for two hours. >> we'll see if you can keep a secret then. not you but some of the others. >> you don't have to worry about me. >> bill: thank you for coming, sir. >> shannon: also this afternoon we're awaiting today's white house press briefing where national security advisor h.r. mcmaster is expected to address this bombshell allegation that he is denying that the president of the united states shared classified information inappropriately with the russians. >> when general mcmaster says
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>> bill: we have had a change of schedule from the white house getting word fox news alert there will be a briefing at 11:30 a.m. 50 minutes from now on camera. h.r. mcmaster will conduct the briefing. at 2:00 sean spicer will do an off camera meeting. >> when it comes to russia, they're unreliable partner. i would cautiously share anything with the russians. remember when obama tried to share intelligence regarding air strikes and senator mccain and i pushed back hard. anything you give the russians you have to assume the worst, not the best. so clearly the president didn't do anything illegal.
my advice to the president, if you are going to talk to the russians about anything sensitive, run it through the system first. their view of isil is different than ours. in our view it's a dead isil fighters, in russia sometimes they want to fight them and sometime they don't. there was an effort by the obama administration to share intelligence with the russians regarding air targets. and we pushed back believing that anything you gave the russians would wind up in assad's hands. the russians clearly have a pattern of siding with whatever terrorist group they need to side with to get their objective. i don't think their objective in syria is the same as ours. i don't think the president did anything wrong. i don't know whether the story is true or not but i would caution the president when you share information with russia it will likely wind up in the wrong hands. >> have you surprised that so many leaks keep coming out?
>> i've never seen anything like this. people are taking the law in their own hands. you may not like the president and what he is doing but it is a crime to take classified information and this whole idea i'm justified because i think there is a greater good destroys the rule of law. so those who feel a need to share classified information to get back at trump, we need to find who those people are and punish them. >> appreciate it. >> shannon: joined by julie roginsky and dennis kucinich. welcome to you both. congressman, i'll start with you. what do you make of the senator aefs assessment that people have gone rogue and taking the law into their own hands and eroding the rule of law if they think they're going after something that's a greater good. >> i would agree with senator graham. if this information was so sensitive, then why did intel leak it to the "washington post"? whoever leaked it undermined the alliance. that person or persons should
be dealt with severely. now, as far as the intel community, something is out of control here. there is an effort here to up end the relationship with russia. put us at odds. it started during the obama administration in october of 2016 when it was a peace agreement or an agreement to end the conflict with syria and all of a sudden it was up ended by people in the pentagon and c.i.a. so they were making policy over the president's head. we have one president and he is being undermined by some people in intelligence. >> shannon: julie, what do you make of that? should people across the board be worried that whoever is in the white house should be undermined by some within the intelligence community republican or democrat? >> if you look at the "washington post" story carefully you see one of their sources at least is somebody who was in the room with the president. that's not somebody necessarily who is in the intelligence community but close enough to this president that person was
allowed into a meeting with the president. the russian foreign minister and the russian ambassador in ways that moeft people aren't. if the president wants to look people who are much suggest he closer to him than he suspects. secondly, congressman could not more disagree on russia and its intentions. senator graham is 100% right. the russians don't wish us well. they're an adversary power. i agreed with mitt romney when he said vladimir putin is the biggest threat to world peace today and we need to acknowledge it. the president shouldn't go around trying to impress the russian foreign minister with information he has. the reality is the russians are not impressed. the russians are playing us for fools and the faster we recognize that the faster we can get back to doing what's right and now what the russians think is right. >> shannon: we got this interesting denial coming from the foreign ministry spokesperson in russia saying the president did not share anything they considered to be classified information suggesting that this is either
something they already knew about or was something that was public knowledge. what do you make of that denial? >> i read the "washington post" story very carefully. more than that i spent 16 years in the united states congress tracking all these things said about foreign policy. there is a high b.s. kuo sent going on here. we don't need to look for russia for affirmation. we need to ask questions why is this intelligence community trying to up end the president of the united states with these leaks? here is the post story. all over town people are saying the president did this and that. look, i disagree with president trump on a number of issues but on this one there can only be one president and somebody in the intelligence community is trying to up end this president in order to pursue a policy direction that puts us in conflict with russia. the question is, why? and who? and we need to find out. >> shannon: the president said again one of his tweets this morning was about the fact he
has been pushing then f.b.i. director james comey and others to find the source of these leaks since the day he became president. julie, is that fair to have what you feel like is a continual drip of information that is critical of and to the presidency? is it regardless of party, is it time to crack down? get some answers and names? >> i'm not sure on intelligence leaks and i never was. congressman to the point somebody trying to break our relationship apart with russia. that happened when the russians hacked dnc emails and hacked emails and released wikileaks to try to influence the election. the russians aren't our friends. the whole concept somebody trying to drive a wedge between us and the russians. >> shannon: is it more about trying to undermine this president, not necessarily that relationship on the world stage and here at home to undermine this president? >> no question the "washington post" story that came out
undermines not just the president but undermines the relationships we have with the closest intelligence allies and the is lease and germans and french. it is not making us safer to drive that wedge. >> shannon: we have to leave it there. we're out of time. i'm sure the topic isn't done being discussed. congressman and julie, good to see you both. >> bill: h.r. mcmasters up in 40 minutes. you'll see it live here. shorng autopsy results after the sudden deaths of a teenager. the cause, they say it's too much caffeine. fox news medical aide team will tell us what you need to know about this story next. for free
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>> breaking news out of the white house. the national security advisor h.r. mcmaster set to hold a news conference 35 minutes from now. expected the take touch questions on revelations that president trump may have shared classified information with russia last week. we'll also talk with the reporter from the "washington post" who broke the story and get political reaction to these allegations ahead "happening now." >> shannon: by the way, that briefing that jon mentioned is actually a change in the schedule at the white house. it was going to be a 1:30 joint press conference or briefing, i should say, the sean spicer, the white house press secretary and the national security advisor mcmaster. now we're getting general mcmaster at 11:30 will do the on-camera briefing and at 2:00 sean spicer will do an
off-camera meeting. at 11:30 you'll hear from h.r. mcmaster. >> we know he had consumed a large diet mountain dew, a cafe latte from mcdonalds and some type of emergency drink. >> bill: such a sad story. the coroner ruling too much caffeine caused the death of a healthy dean ageer -- teenager. he suffered heart failure. how does this happen? dr. marc siegel here in new york city. doctor, good morning to you. such a sad story at age 16. how does this happen? >> very sad story. we can learn something from it. i want to correct something in the headline. it wasn't an overdose of caffeine that killed him. we like to say that adults can tolerate up to 400 milligrams
of caffeine. children less. he had at moeft 400 milligrams of caffeine. the energy drinks, we don't know what was in there. every en -- even if he had a huge monster is 250 milligrams. it is not caffeine. it's the heart. we don't know -- i don't want to scare parents out there. you have a 16-year-old out in the heat and having a lot of caffeine in a two-hour period. i don't know what the child's heart looks like or what their underlying structural heart looks like. they may have a tendency to have an arrhythmia. warning signs. are you sweating? are you having nausea? you could have a sudden cardiac arrest even at a low dose of caffeine like that. energy drinks are a huge part of the problem. according to the american association of poison control centers, we lose 1300 kids a year because of energy drinks. >> bill: i can't believe that
caffeine can kill a young person. it is hard to believe. the study shows 1300. how would you know other than getting your heart checked regularly? >> it's a much higher dose than this usually. you should get your heart checked regularly. every one of my teens going into competitive sports and out in the heat and play soccer or football, basketball, i check their heart. i do electrocardiogram. i might do an echo cardiogram. >> bill: i don't remember getting a test like that when i was 16. >> we look at electrolytes. do you have an underlying problem? there are plenty of people at risk because they are guzzling energy drinks. you can get into trouble without having the underlying heart disease and in this kid's case i think he had the heart disease. the warning is to doctors to look for this. >> bill: what's the takeaway, be aware or is it more than that? >> caffeine is a stimulant. it is dangerous.
we all react differently. some needless, some more. be on the lookout if you drink caffeine beverages and you are in the heat. >> bill: marc siegel. shannon. >> shannon: we're waiting news from the white house. national security advisor mcmaster set to give an on-camera briefing within the hour. we'll take you there live.
>> bill: this is certainly the story of the morning and in that room, the white house briefing room and about 30 minutes from now, h.r. mcmaster heads up the podium taking questions on what happened with the story last night it was in "the washington post," what were the connection's, what was said, what was not said? tina powell wrote a story that the statement is false. we know with the threats are, its islamic terrorism, the president is very clear and now he believes russia and the u.s.
should fight isis, sometimes together in places like syria. >> shannon: senator graham said, they're not always a reliable partner, russia isn't when it comes to isis. last night, general mcmaster made a bold statement, he didn't take questions. that's going to change. >> bill: "happening now" search right now. >> jon: a fox news alert on the president's response to those explosive reports that he allegedly revealed a highly classified information to the russians. good morning to you. i'm jon scott. >> heather: and i'm heather heather childers and for jenna lee. the president share details of an isis terror threat involving laptops on airlines with the russian foreign minister and the u.s. ambassador during their meaning meeting last week. >> it would be almost inconceivabl