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god-given liberties enshrined in our constitution including the second amendment right to keep and bear arms. [cheers and applause] and, you know, working with my old friend, congressman steve king -- [applause] president trump's been busy securing our borders, ending illegal immigration, removing dangerous criminals off the streets of our cities. in fact, illegal immigration on our southern border is already down more than 60% this year alone. [cheers and applause] and it's going to fall even further, because president donald trump is going to build a wall. [cheers and applause] and working with all these great iowa leaders, president trump has stood, i can say, without
apology for the sanctity of human life. [applause] this administration has worked, this administration has worked to prevent funding of abortion at home and abroad, and we'll continue to stand for the unborn. [applause] and just two days ago as the world watched, with the strong support of senator grassley and senator ernst, president donald trump withdrew the united states of america from the paris climate accord. [cheers and applause] he put america first. [applause] you know, as the president explained, the paris accord punished the united states. no doubt about it. and it would lead to slower economic growth, slower and lower incomes for working families. literally millions have lost jobs. according to one independent
study, if the paris accord had gone forward, it would have cost the u.s. economy more than 6.5 million jobs in the next 25 years while giving countries like china and india virtually a free pass. you know, under the paris climate accord china would actually increase its co2 emissions for the next 15 years as the president said, this administration was elected to represent the people of pittsburgh, not paris. [applause] how great is it to have a president who's more concerned with des moines than denmark? [cheers and applause] you know, i just couldn't have been more proud this week to be standing with the president who chose to put american workers and american jobs first, who chose to put american energy and american industry first. i want to submit to you by withdrawing from the paris climate accord, president donald trump chose to put the forgotten men and women of america first, and he always will.
[applause] you know, in just four months president trump, with the strong support of leaders here in iowa, has taken decisive action to strengthen america at home and a abroad, uphold american sovereignty and the rule of law. and at this white house, that's what we call a good start. but, men and women of iowa, we've got more work to do. and first and foremost, this summer this congress must come together and heed the president's leadership, and we must repeal and replace obamacare. [cheers and applause] and working with senator joni ernst, senator chuck grassley, all the members of congress, i know we will. the obamacare nightmare is about to end. [applause]
and it's high time. you and i all remember the broken promises that they made to get obamacare passed, remember all of it? they said if you like your doctor, you can keep them. not true. they said if you like your health insurance, you can keep it. not true. you were told that health insurance costs would go down after obamacare passed, remember? not true. well, now we know the facts. just last week our administration released a new study showing just how bad obamacare has failed the american people. here in iowa obamacare has more than doubled premiums on the individual market in just the past two years. the average premium costs $3300 more today than it did in the year 2013. and while costs are skyrocketing, choices are plummeting. you know, when i landed in des moines just a few hours ago, i met a great family from manning, iowa, who were bearing the
burden of the failed policies of obamacare. two years ago craig and cindy williams purchased an individual wellmark health care plan by way of the iowa farm bureau. but thanks to obamacare's failed mandates and policies, the williams just learned their policy will be canceled next year. folks, that's heartbreaking. and the williams family isn't alone. wellmark is pulling out of iowa's obamacare exchange, and now the williams and more than 21,000 iowans are going to lose their health insurance plan next year. and only three days after wellmark pulled out, aetna announced it's going to leave iowa too. did you see it? and now medic insurer selling coverage in the hawkeye state said they might follow suit. when that happens, that would leave 94 out of 99 counties in iowa with literally no insurance options at all.
you know, iowa's facing a health care crisis under obamacare, and it's high time we take action. that's why congress must come together under the leadership of president donald trump and relieve iowa and relieve america and repeal and replace obamacare. [applause] i'm glad to report, as we speak, senator ernst, senator grassley and all of iowa's leaders in congress are working around the clock to bring about that repeal and replace once and for all. we're going to repeal obamacare's job-killing mandates, we're going to remove the burden of obamacare's taxes. we're going to give americans more chances with health savings accounts and an expanded tax credit. we're going to make sure that americans with pre-existing conditions have access to the coverage and the care that they need, no exceptions.
and we're going to reformb people who truly need it most. and we're going to give states like iowa the flexibility you need to care for the most vulnerable in this state, theaway, with -- the iowa way with solutions from the people of the hawkeye state. [applause] we've got work to do. and once we repeal and replace obamacare, we're going to roll our sleeves up, and working with these great leaders in congress, we're going to pass one of the largest tax cuts in american history. [cheers and applause] under president trump's leadership, we're going to cut taxes across the board for working families, small businesses and family farms. we're going to reform the tax code to make it simpler, flatter and fairer. you know, there's that old joke that says the tax code is twice as long as the bible with none
of the good news. [laughter] well, the good news is our president's going to cut taxes, put more money in your pockets, keep it out of the hands of wasteful bureaucrats in washington, d.c. and get this economy moving again. [cheers and applause] we're going to slash the business rate to 15% so american companies here in iowa can compete with companies all over the world. [cheers and applause] and under president donald trump's leadership, we're going to repeal death taxes once and for all. [cheers and applause] our tax cuts are going to mean more jobs, higher incomes and a pay increase for hard working iowans. you know, folks, i've said it before, i feel it every day. it's the greatest privilege of my life to serve as vice president to a president who is so committed to restoring an america of freedom and
prosperity and security. and let me say as i close in these challenging and divided times i know in my heart that there are better days ahead. [applause] i'm confident because of the strength of our president, because of the support of principled leaders like senator joni ernst and all those gathered here, because of the courageous men and women who stood in the gap in last fall's election to give america the leadership that we needed that we are on the verge of a boundless american future built on american principles and freedom. [applause] i know we'll succeed. i know we'll succeed, because i have faith in our president and
faith in this great majority in the congress. and most important, i have faith in all of you. but lastly, i also think it's a good time for us to lean on that other kind of faith. [cheers and applause] you know, in these too-divided times with unknowable threats around the world, it's a good time for men and women who bow the head and bend the knee, maybe do that a little bit more often for america. [applause] and, you know, and i'm not talking about praying for one particular cause or one particular agenda. i rather like what abraham lincoln said in his time when he was asked if he thought god was on his side, president lincoln
said i rather concern myself more with whether we're on god's side. [applause] than whether god's on our side. [applause] so just pray for america. pray for this country. i truly do believe that words that were spoken and recorded millennia ago are every bit as true today as they were then, the words that americans have repaired to throughout much more challenging times in the life of this nation. that if his people who are called by his name will humble themselves and pray, he'll hear from heaven, and he'll heal this land. [applause] this one nation, under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. [applause]
[cheers and applause] so, senator ernst, thanks for the motorcycle lesson. [laughter] thank you all for the warm iowas hospitality. i leave you today with gratitude in my heart on behalf of our president, i say i'm confident that with the great support of the people of iowa, with the great leadership you've sent to washington, d.c., with president donald trump in the white house and with god's help, we will make america safe again. we will make america prosperous again. and to borrow a phrase -- [laughter] we will make america great again. [cheers and applause] thank you very much, iowa. [cheers and applause] thank you and god bless you.
preparing to testify next week before the senate intelligence committee. and it seems president trump will not stand in his way. is and thank you for joining us now 45 minutes left in the show, not a full hour, but you -- kelly: because of the vice president. julie: very exciting stuff. calls kiting, actually, these -- always exciting, actually, these days. this administration does not seem to take a day off. kelly: and vice president was riding on a harley, that's always good to do on a saturday. [laughter] julie: have you ever ridden a harley? kelly: i have never i ridden. julie: it's fun. a friend of mine took me many years back, it was amazing. i'm julie banderas. kelly: and i'm kelly wright. the white house is still mulling the use of executive president even as one report says the president will not invoke that right. kristin fisher is live from the white house with more details. kristin? >> reporter: hey, kelly. well, "the new york times" is
reporting that two senior administration officials are saying that president trump will not invoke executive privilege, but just yesterday white house press secretary sean spicer said he didn't know what the president was going to do. so here are the pros and cons. if president trump does not invoke executive privilege, then he runs the risk of his former fbi director saying potentially some very damaging things about him. republican senator lindsey graham explained it like this -- >> all i know is that director comey was fired by the president, and anytime someone's fired, you got to realize that they're probably upset about it. here's what i worry about, that he'll just focus on his conversation with the president and not answer any other questions because of the investigation. that would be a hit job on president trump, and i hope this hearing doesn't -- >> reporter: but if president trump does invehicle executive privilege and does muzzle comey, that just looks bad.
as democratic senator edward markey alluded to last night. >> if the president attempts to invoke executive privilege, that would just continue to raise the question of obstruction of justice which the very firing of jim comey has raised in the minds of the american people. >> reporter: and don't forget, executive privilege first became well known when it was used by nixon. now, several presidents have used it since, including former presidents barack obama and bill clinton, but the name, the phrase executive privilege has really become synonymous with watergate, and that is, of course, a comparison that president trump probably wants to steer clear of. now, one of the other big pieces of news coming out of this white house this week was president trump's decision to pull out of the paris climate agreement. that decision has prompted a lot of questions, none bigger than does president trump believe that climate change is real. well, several senior administration officials seem to be struggling or unable to answer that question all week
long, but the u.s. ambassador to the u.n., nikki haley, just set the record straight on cnn. listen. >> president trump believes the climate is changing, and he believes pollutants are a part of that equation. so that is the fact. that is where we are. that's where it stands. he knows that it's changing, he knows that the u.s. has to be responsible with it, and that's what we're going to do. >> reporter: so nikki haley really just became the first administration official to answer if president trump till thinks that climate change is a hoax. she says that president trump believes that climate change is real and that humans are playing a part in it. kelly? kelly: kristin, thank you for the report. julie? julie: defense secretary mattis dialing up the pressure on north korea, calling the rogue regime a, quote, clear and present danger. the pentagon chief speaking at a security conference in singapore where he also warned beijing about its activities in the south china sea.
let's bring in mark dubielewicz, ceo of the foundation for the defense of democracies. thank you very much for talking to us. >> thank you. julie: so when we look at what the defense secretary is saying here, he's essentially saying that they believe that china is, in fact, and they're encouraged by china's efforts to curb north korea's nuclear program. so that's encouraging. but then if you look at what china did on friday by blocking states in the u.n. security council, that doesn't exactly sound like playing ball to me. so what say you? >> well, julie, the trump administration is understandably doing what other administrations have tried to do in the past which is bring the chinese onboard because they've got the most economic and political but the concern, of course, is that china will break this administration's heart the way it's broken other administrations' hearts and doing nothing and effectively not using their leverage because
at the end of the day, the chinese are more concerned about the collapse of the north korean regime than they are about the icbm in the hands of that regime. julie: do you think china's putting enough pressure on north korea? >> i don't. the chinese could do far more. they're still a major trading partner with north korea to the tune of about $60 billion, and they dwarf anybody else in the world in terms of economic engagement with this north korean regime. we've got to put significant pressure on the chinese, and we've got to shut down these illicit financial and economic networks that sustain the north korean regime. julie: okay. so then what then, what do you make of the pentagon's chief warning, the chief is warning beijing about its activities in the south china sea. >> well, absolutely. i mean, that's an important shot across the bow literally, because the chinese are trying to, essentially, militarize these islands in the south china sea. we've got to send carrier groups to the south china sea, we've
got to underscore the freedom of maritime navigation, and we have got to send, again, a message to china that we're not going to allow this aggressive activity to continue. it's activity that got worse and worse under the obama administration. julie: mark dubielewicz, sorry we had to cut it short, we had some news at the top of the hour. >> thanks, julie. kelly: a navy officer now facing hard time. why he's going behind bars and for how long. plus, vice president pence saying he's optimistic about overhauling health care. we just heard him talk about that even as some gop lawmakers are less sure. so how close is the senate to repealing and replacing obamacare? we will discuss that next. ♪ ♪ beyond is a natural pet food that goes beyond assuming ingredients are safe... to knowing they are. going beyond expectations... because our pets deserve it. beyond. natural pet food.
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♪ ♪ >> first and foremost, this summer this congress must come together and heed the president's leadership, and we must repeal and replace obamacare. [cheers and applause] kelly: vice president mike pence saying he believes the efforts to repeal and replace obamacare remain on track in the senate, despite some republican senators expressing their concerns, saying it's either unlikely or even impossible to do entirely.
joining me now, sarah westwood, white house correspondent for the washington examiner. good of you to join us to weigh in on this particular issue. it's an important issue not only for the trump administration, but also for republicans because they have been touting all along they wanted to repeal and replace obamacare. do you believe they have enough votes in the senate to get it done? >> well, of course vice president pence has to project optimism about the future of obamacare repeal. he's been the white house's unofficial ambassador to capitol hill, and any sense of doubt coming from the vice president would likely be read as the white house giving up on obamacare repeal and replace. but the reality is that we're hearing from a lot of republican senators, a growing number, that there is this doubt that the votes are there to pass an obamacare repeal legislation even through budget reconciliation which would only require a simple majority. there's doubt that even that number could be reached because there are so many different
factions, and each individual senator wields so much more power over what's getting put in the bill than in the house when each voice wasn't necessary to pass the bill. and so that's causing the negotiations to take much longer. kelly: the vice president also told our own sean hannity last night on fox that he is cautiously optimistic that this job will get done. so despite what you're saying, and i understand that there are hurdles for the senate to climb -- mountains, if you will, to get over -- what are the republicans offering in a repeal and replacement plan that will be better than what the americans are currently given? because the vice president pointed out today that some people are actually being dropped from their insurance rolls under the current, existing plan of obamacare. >> well, the problem is that the senate has decided to start from scratch rather than just work with the bill that the house
passed about a month ago. so because of that, they're building up an entirely new obamacare repeal plan, and then they're going to have to reconcile that with what the house has already passed. that would have allowed states to opt out of certain obamacare regulations in an attempt, hopefully, to lower premiums and help more people be able to afford their coverage because that's the big problem with the affordable care act right now -- kelly: again -- i'm sorry, go ahead. >> well, the problem is that the senate is starting from scratch, and we don't know exactly what is in this bill so far because these negotiations -- kelly: exactly. >> -- are taking place behind closed doors. kelly: it gets back to what i was talking about, you've got to have faith to move that mountain, and the vice president has expressed faith in accomplishing that, but you're looking at the legislative calendar now, and it's getting pretty dicey in terms of the time frame in which they can get this done and then move on to other issues that loom large for the republicans as well as for president trump which would be
tax reform, infrastructure and everything else that he wants to accomplish in this ambitious political agenda that he has. >> exactly. the problem is that all of those things that you mentioned are so far from the end zone that obamacare repeal is really their best shot at notching a substantive legislative accomplishment this year. but they are running out of time, and it'll be much harder to get done next year because everyone will be focused on running for their seats in the midterm. kelly: good point. sarah westwood, thank you for your perspective on this. >> thank you. julie: the legal battle is brewing over president trump's travel ban, and now it is reaching the supreme court. we're live at lax with the very latest. ♪ ♪ when you have allergies,
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♪ ♪ kelly: welcome back. the legal battle over the president's proposed travel ban reaching the supreme court. the justice department asking the high court to reverse rulings by two lower courts blocking the ban on people entering six muslim-majority countries. will carr is live at los angeles international airport with reaction. will? >> reporter: and, kelly, this is the highest profile case to land in front of the supreme court since judge neil gorsuch p
took his seat on the bench, and that gave the court a conservative tilt, and it could bode well for the trump administration. keep in mind that this is the second version of the travel ban. the trump administration wants to halt travel for 90 days from six countries including iran, syria, libya, somalia, sudan and yemen, and the administration has maintained all along that this is about keeping americans safe. >> the president's not required to admit people from countries that sponsor or shelter terrorism, and until he determines that they are properly vetted and do not pose a threat or risk to the united states. >> reporter: you'll remember the first version of the ban came with zero warning, trapped some travelers at airports and parked protests -- sparked protests across the country including here at lax where passengers tell us they have mixed feelings. some are adamantly against the ban that they call racist, others say they understand the need for extra scrutiny. >> i suppose there's good parts
and bad parts to it, so i understand where he's going to want to put people through extreme vetting, as they call it. i agree with that, but they shouldn't ban everyone. not everyone's a criminal. >> reporter: as it stands now, the supreme court is the most conservative boyed weigh this in on the travel ban, and there's no timetable as for their ruling. kelliful. kelly: will carr reporting from los angeles, thank you. julie. julie: for more, i want to bring in former ohio congressman dennis kucinich and deneen borelli, both fox news contributors. thank you very much for talking to us. congressman, i want to start with you and your take on whether the supreme court, you believe, will give president trump's travel ban new life. >> well, i think that you have to start where -- you have to go back to where all this started, and that is that the president got into trouble with the implication that this was a religious test which is not permitted by the constitution. so then you go to the next level. if the court will hear it in
time, he may have a chance to argue it, otherwise it ends up being moot. look, there's nothing that stops a president of the united states from working through customs and immigration saying let's vet people from certain countries more carefully. i assume they've been doing that anyway. you don't need an executive order to accomplish that. final point, look, you want to cut down on the challenges to u.s. security? let's stop funding terrorists. let's stop giving money to saudi arabia who funds terrorists and then has blowback in our own country. so, look, this isn't anything that we cannot control. julie: deneen, is it the place of judges to dictate foreign policy? >> absolutely not, and that is not their role. really what these judges are doing in the lower court, they are playing politics, julie. and for them to be playing politics, they're putting american lives in jeopardy. i hope the supreme court does reinstate this travel ban which
is to protect americans. listen, government's basic role is to protect american citizens, and this is what president trump is trying to do. we see how the terrorists are striking at different parts around the world. that is the last thing we need here. we need proper vetting from these individuals who are only coming from these six countries. it's not an all-out ban, it is a ban on six countries out of 49 muslim-majority countries. that's what the ban is about. julie: but, congressman, there's been so much backlash regarding the language of the ban. i think that was basically, predominantly, the issue. and you raised the fact that religion was the center sore spot. many were calling it a muslim ban but, in fact, it's not a ban on all muslims, it's a travel ban. and that was the delivery, i think, that really failed at the execution of all of this. and the executive order for a temporary travel ban would essentially require travelers from six countries with ties to terrorist organizations to be
properly vetted to make sure the terrorists are not entering our country. do you see anything wrong with that? >> well, look, i believe in the constitution of the united states, and the lower courts have held that there was an impermissible infringement on religious liberty. now, can we protect our country? that's really the biggest question. of course we can. there's nothing that stops the president from quietly giving an order through immigration and customs enforcement and say, look, we're going to have to go very carefully over people from a number of different countries. that's okay. i mean, that's what we're supposed to do. but to make an announcement that you're banning, i think that's where he got into trouble. and i want to say it again, you know, we just -- our government just concluded an arms deal with saudi arabia. does anyone out there think that somehow when you give saudi arabia hundreds of billions of dollars worth of arms that it's not going to come back and bite us? is there anyone who really would
believe that? this is, you know, so it's not just executive authority here, it's u.s. foreign policy that needs a little bit of a review. julie: deneen, talk about the money that went to saudi arabia and also the message it sends, because that anti-muslim sentiment that came out of this travel ban initially when president trump tried to get it passed the first time, maybe he felt that by visiting saudi arabia first in his overseas trip -- a first for a president -- would maybe soften the blow and perhaps change the perception of the ban. but the money that the congressman just mentioned that was given to saudi arabia doesn't necessarily please too many. what do you think? >> yeah. it's like this president can't do anything right, julie. the money was given for saudi arabia to protect themselves especially when it comes to terrorism and the possibility of iran, what their possible capabilities of building -- of making nuclear weapons. so, listen, when president trump
went to saudi arabia, he got the royal, red carpet treatment. literally and figuratively. he was welcomed there. his message was about safety and security of the world and especially in that part of the world because that is where a lot of the problems are. and, again, getting back to this travel ban, this is about safety and security of americans. i say put americans first because terrorism is real. julie: all right. deneen and congressman kucinich, thank you very much. appreciate it. >> thanks, julie. >> thank you. kelly: congressional investigators turning their attention to three top obama-era officials and the unmasking of americans. some republicans saying finding leaks should be the real focus of the russia probe. former house intelligence committee chairman steve hoekstra are joins us live next. >> what we know is there is nothing on this russia investigation. i was a campaign manager for 18 months, never did we have any communication with russia, russian operatives, russian people, russian salad dressing,
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♪ ♪ julie: an arizona man is in custody after leading police on a high-speed chase and trying to lose them in a mall. police responding to reports of an erratic motorcyclist on the freeway in phoenix. while that motorcyclist took off with officers close behind and eventually leaving the freeway and heading for, of all places, a mall. he then ran into a sears department store where he was captured, as you can see there, shortly after. fortunately, nobody was hurt. kelly: accusations of possible collusion between the trump campaign and moscow have so far been the focus of the russia investigation. but some lawmakers argue the unmasking of u.s. citizens caught up in foreign surveillance is the real story. the house intelligence committee issuing seven subpoenas this
week, three of which focus on any unmasking of trump associates by top-ranking obama-era officials. joining me now is former michigan congressman pete hoekstra, sir, good of you to join us to weigh in on this particular issue. >> great to be with you, kelly. kelly: thank you, sir. let's start with the beginning. let's explain to the american people what unmasking is and the potential danger it poses to the average american citizen. >> well, you know, the intelligence community has tremendous capabilities, and they're legally required and limited to collecting intelligence on foreign individuals and foreign governments. on occasions they will what is called inadvertent collection. they will collect information on americans. they're supposed to minimize that which means, you know, deep-six it, get rid of it, you can't have that. on occasion, again, they will
look at this data and say, wait a minute, there's some national security implications for this, and so they will minimize the person meaning they'll hide the identity of that person, but they'll spread the content around to analysts who would be -- where it would be helpful for them to do their job. unmasking is when an analyst comes back and says i need to know who said this to really understand what the national security implications are. when that individual then is revealed, that is unmasking. kelly: and should it ever be leaked to the public? can you hear me, congressman? we're having some audio trouble there. congressman, when you can hear me, just give us a nod. we're talking to former congressman pete hoekstra who used to be the chairman of the house intelligence committee. he's saying -- i think we -- can you hear me now, sir? >> yes, i can. kelly: okay, great.
so that information you were talking about is very important because the question is should that information ever be leaked to the public as we've seen, and should it be leaked in terms of political purposes as some are alleging which may have taken place during this recent political campaign? >> of course not. it should never be leaked. number one, it's highly sensitive information especially to american that's involved. and under political circumstances there's no, there's no circumstances where this should be released. number one, you know, it's especially sensitive because it's collected on americans by our foreign intelligence services. and so, you know, no, it should never be leaked. these people should be found, identified and prosecuted. kelly: do you have any concern at all about three of the subpoenas being issued -- >> he's gone again. kelly: am i gone again? apparently, we're having some trouble. congressman pete hoekstra giving us some insights, there we're
seeing the pictures of adviser susan rice, john brennan and former u.n. ambassador samantha power. according to a "wall street journal" report, they will be possibly subpoenaed as well. i'm sorry we lost him, because he's one of the best. julie: i know. we'll try to get him back in the future, of course. but we apologize. you can never predict live television. it's live tv. kelly: it's called a gremlin. julie: coming up, thousands of people attending rallies around the world. what they are commanding from the white house -- demanding from the white house, we'll tell you next.ba ♪ ♪ have you any wool? no sir, no sir, some nincompoop stole all my wool sweaters, smart tv and gaming system. luckily, the geico insurance agency recently helped baa baa with renters insurance. everything stolen was replaced. and the hooligan who lives down the lane was caught selling the stolen goods online. visit geico.com and see how easy it is to switch
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♪ ♪ julie: freedom of speech on full display today as protesters around the country are holding the so-called march for truth rallies. they're calling for an independent investigation into potential ties between president trump and russia. meanwhile, supporters of the president's decision to leave the paris climate agreement are holding their own rallies, and garrett tenney is live from washington. garrett? >> reporter: well, julie, democrats say this is just the beginning of what they're calling a summer of resistance. and today there are rallies taking place across the country including here in d.c. where several hundred people attended the march for truth rally. now, initially these rallies were meant to call for an
independent commission to investigate ties between the trump campaign and russia, but now that robert mueller's been appointed special counsel, organizers say they want to make sure those investigations aren't tampered with. >> it's not an impeachment march, it's not an anti-trump event. this needs to be about a fair judicial process, a fair investigation. >> reporter: so while these marchs may not been anti-trump for some of the organizers, it is clearly what brought a lot of folks out today. at rallies in new york, new jersey and chicago, protesters carried signs calling for impeachment and others bashing the decision to leave the paris climate accord. outside the white house, though, that decision is what spurred some of the president's supporters to hold a rally of their own, the pittsburgh, not paris rally, in order to say thank you to president trump for keeping his campaign pledge to exit the climate deal. and with democratic activist groups planning to hold more rallies throughout the summer,
i've heard from several pro-trump groups already that are now planning to follow suit with rallies of their own. julie? julie: garrett tenney, thank you very much. kelly: you know, one thing to add to that is that u.n. ambassador nikki haley said the president is concerned about climate change x he says pollutants are adding to it, so that's just another news factoid that came out today. julie: it's a lot of money, i mean, that's the bottom line. $100 billion, and it's something -- kelly: a year. julie: -- that they said is not negotiable, but there are other areas that want to contribute, and they can do it individually, but the fact that the united states is locked into $100 billion -- kelly: absolutely. julie: if it was any other issue, you know, the left would be screaming. kelly: left and right would be screaming about that one. anyway, that will do it for us. the news continues at the top of the hour with eric shaun and arthel neville. julie: and i will see you on the fox report at 7 p.m. eastern. don't be late.
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arthel: fired fbi director james comey will be on the hot seat next week when he heads to washington. mr. comey is set to testify before the senate intelligence committee, and president trump reportedly does not have plans to stop him. hello, everyone, and welcome to another hour of "america's news headquarters." i'm arthel neville. eric: hello, everyone, i'm eric times" is now reporting that president trump will most likely not use executive privilege as a way to try and block mr. comey's testimonying. such a move, of course, could have sparked major political backlash, all this as we are also learning the special counsel appointed to take over the reins of the russia investigation is now expanding the scope of that probe. arthel: kristin fisher is live from the white house with all the details. hey, kristin. >> reporter: hey, arthel. well, remember, nothing is final in this white house until president trump says so. so just because "the new york times" is reporting th