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will take historic steps to keep his promise to rebuild america. [applause] promising to replace our crumbling infrastructure with new roads, bridges, tunnels, air force part of the action that the president announces today will be commerce, and most importantly president trump's action today will enhance the safety and perception of our air travel in the united states. and as i can attest from first-hand experience, having more precise landings in america is a good thing. [laughter] [applause] so with gratitude for his leadership and vision, and with admiration for his unwavering determination to rebuild america and restore a nation of opportunity and prosperity.
it is now my high honor and distinct privilege to introduce to you the president of the united states of america, president donald trump. [applause] [applause] >> president trump: thank you very much. thank you, mike. i really appreciate everything. i appreciate you being here. but i especially want to thank
secretary elaine chao, leader kevin mccarthy, thank you, kevin. chairman bill schuster. thank you, bill. and all the members of congress, many of them here today for joining us as we prepare to enter a great new era in american aviation. [applause] it is about time. i can tell you. but before discussing our plans to modernize air travel, i want to provide an update on our efforts to fix and modernize vital services for our veterans. our great, great veterans who we all love. for decades, the federal government has struggled to accomplish something that should be very, very simple. seamlessly transferring the veterans medical records from the defense department to the
veterans groups and to the va. in recent years, it has taken not just days or weeks, but many months for the records to follow the veterans. this has caused massive problem problems. i am very proud to say that we are finally taking steps to solve the situation once and for all. secretary shelton announced this morning that the va will announce and modernize its medical records to use the same system as the department of defense. no more complications. the records will now be able to follow the veteran when they leave service, meaning faster, better, and far better quality care. [applause]
thank you. this is one of the biggest wins for our veterans in decades. i can congratulate secretary shelton for making this very, very important decision. thank you, secretary. i appreciate it. i appreciated. you have done a great job. to stand up, secretary! where are you? what a great job, thank you. of course, there is still much work to do. but per day days action, showing the determined leadership and what it can accomplish. great, great reform. so again, to david chilton, thank you page to all of the veterans who have served this nation, a very, very special thank you, this is truly wonderful, really monumental reform. so important for our veterans,
but just the beginning. we are here today to discuss another issue that has gone unsolved for far too long. for too many years our country has tolerated unacceptable delays at the airport. long wait times on the tarmac, and the slowing of commerce and travel that cost us billions and billions of dollars in lost hours and lost dollars themselves. today we are proposing to take american air travel into the future, finally. finally. [applause] finally. it has been a long time. we are proposing that we just reduce wait times, increased protein efficiency, and far fewer delays. our plan will get you where you need to go more quickly, more reliably, more affordably. and yes, for the first time in a
long time, on time. we will launch this air travel revolution by modernizing the outdated system of air traffic control. it is about time. [applause] since the early days of commercial air service, the federal government has owned and operated the united states air traffic control system. yet, more than a half a century later, the government is still using much of the exact same outdated technology. at a time when every passenger has gps technology in their pockets, our air traffic control system still runs on radar and ground-based radio systems that they do not even make any more. they cannot even fix anymore. and many control uses slips of
paper to track our thousands and thousands of planes that are up in the air. our air traffic control system was designed when roughly 100,000 people flew at the airports each year. we are now approaching nearly 1 billion passengers annually. the current system cannot keep up. it has not been able to keep up for many years. it causes flight delays and crippling inefficiencies, costing our economy as much as $25 billion a year in economic outing. we live in the modern age, yet our air traffic control system is stuck painfully in the past. the faa has been trying to upgrade our nation's air traffic control system for a long period of years. but after billions and billions of tax dollars spent that
many years of delays, we are still stuck within ancient, broken, antiquated, horrible system that does not work. other than that, it is quite good. [laughter] the previous administration spent over $7 billion trying to upgrade the system. and they totally failed. honestly, they did not know what the hell they were doing. a total waste of money. the $7 billion plus, plus. it is time to join the future. that is why am i proposing new principles to congress for air traffic control reform. making flights quicker, safer, and more reliable. crucially, these reforms are supported by air traffic controllers themselves. they are the ones that know the systems that they want. they know it better than
anybody. and we have people that do not even call them in the past. but now we call them. i'm also proud to be joined by passenger advocates, pilot unions, and leaders of airlines. and cargo companies who strongly support our new framework. and our bidding process, and we are bidding ideally to one great company. they will be many bids, but one great company that can piece it all together. not too many companies over the united states, like in the past when it came time to piece it together, it did not work. they were all different systems. we threw away billions and billions of dollars. i am very grateful that every former faa chief and chief operating officer's into the former transportation secretaries, jim burnley, elizabeth doyle, mary pierce
stand with us today. thank you. [applause] this is an incredible coalition for change all over the room. it is a coalition for change. the leaders of the industry. at its core, the new plan will dramatically improve america's air traffic control system by turning it over to a self financing nonprofit organization. if the entity will not need taxpayer money. that is very shocking when people hear that. they don't hear it too often. under the new plan, the federal aviation administration will focus firmly on what it does best. safety. a separate nonprofit entity would be charged with ensuring route efficiency, timely service, and a long-awaited reduction in delays. our plan will also maintain
support for rural communities and small airports including airfields used by our air national guard units. great people. and more importantly, air traffic controllers will highly -- and this will be highly valued. these are highly valued people. these are amazing people that know the system so well. and under our plan, they will have more financial security, professional opportunity, and far superior equipment. the best equipment anywhere in the world. they are will never be anything like what we are doing. and other systems are very good. i will not tell you the names of the countries, but we have studied in numerous countries. one in particular, they have a very, very good system. ours is going to top it by a lot. how incredible air controllers keep us safe every day, even though they are forced to use this incredibly badly outdated system.
that is why we want to give them access to capital markets and investors so that they can get the best, newest, safest technology available. and by the way, the new technology, and i have seen it, it is incredible. we adopt these changes, and americans can look forward to cheaper, safer, faster travel. a future where 20% of a ticket price does not go to the government's and where you do not have to sit on a tarmac or circle for hours and hours over in the airport. very dangerous also before you land. dozens of countries have already made similar changes with terrific results, and we are going to top of them actually by a long shot. canada is an example that modernize their air traffic control to a nongovernment organization about 20 years ago, and they have cut costs significantly.
adopted cutting edge technology, and handled 50% more traffic, and actually far more than that on a relative basis compared to us. a modern air traffic control system will make life better for all americans who travel, ship, or fly. it will reduce costs and increased convenience for every american consumer, and these new efficiencies will produced a huge economic boost for the country and for the one in 14 american jobs that aviation supports. today we are taking the first important step to clearing the runway for more jobs, lower prices, and much, much better transportation. america is the nation that pioneered her travel, and with these reforms we can once again lead the way far into the
future. our nation will move fast work, fly higher, and sore proudly towards the next great chapter of american aviation. thank you, god bless you, and god bless the united states of america. thank you, thank you very much. thank you. [applause] >> united states rubbing off the air traffic control announcement that he had planned to take today. i will backtrack a little bit with the vice president. he set it up with the first day of the administration, the president has been working tirelessly to keep the campaign promises. americans elected a builder. important to note that from vice president mike pence, because that's where we started. and then the president wants out, modernizing air traffic control, to have more timely service, reduction of delays, for all of us as customers, more financial security, superior equipment for the air traffic
control employees. now you see him signing, this is live. let's listen to see if there is anything that we can hear. >> secretary. >> president trump: i think it's good. are you giving up your pen? >> i don't want to. [laughter] >> all right, with that, the president signs us. he says that the traffic control system will be turned over to a nonprofit organization, will not need tax dollars. he says that dozens of countries have modernized in this way. his example that he gave today was canada. he said he did so years ago. and according to him handled 50% more air-traffic than we do now. he said that the problem is that we are stuck in the past. president trump said annually we
handle about 1 billion passengers, and it is based on a system, a model if you will where we used to take about 100,000 through the air each year. so, modernizing air traffic control, made official today by president trump, we will continue to cover whatever developments come out of that signing that we are watching live right now. sandra. >> fox news alert, more arrests in the london terror attack. raiding homes and taking people into custody, isis claims responsibility for the horrific attack that left seven dead and 21 people critically hurt. just as british police face coached gloom and questions on the attackers known to authorities. this is "outnumbered," i am sandra smith, harris faulkner, kevin mccain, kennedy, and the one lucky guy, the ambassador to the poor nations, and at the institute. john bolton is here. he is outnumbered. welcome back to you, ambassador.
wonderful to have you today. another busy week, let's get right to it. british police carrying out more raids. 11 people in custody as they investigate the attack at a nearby market. they have identified the three attackers killed by armed cops who rammed a speeding ban into pedestrians before jumping out, flashing others with long knives, all of this as a reporter say at least one of the attackers may have already been on the police's radar. joining us live in london with the latest. david. >> sandra, despite the fact that the authorities say they have now identified the three attackers, they have not yet released their names publicly. according to a published report here in london, at least one of the attackers made no secret of his extremist views. according to the times of london, one of the attackers was pakistani born, and he was reported to police for trying to
recruit children to join isis. the paper says that police were also warned that the same person also access extremist material online. according to another separate report, one of the attackers was featured in a british documentary on british tea bodies. and although isis has now claimed responsibility for the attack, police here say that there is nothing to suggest that the terror group did anything more than inspire the carnage. the search for accomplices continues after a series of raids over the weekend. there were multiple raids this morning. and at this hour, 11 people have been detained under the british antiterrorism law. prime minister says that more needs to be done to combat terrorism. >> we need to review our terrorism strategy to make sure that the police have all the powers that they need. if that means increasing the lengths of custodial sentences, terrorism related defenses, even
the other defenses, that's what we will do. >> the first victim of the attack has now been identified, the canadian woman 30 years old, christine archibald, she worked at now homeless shelter, came overseas to be with her boyfriend, she was killed and struck by a van that the terrorist tried to use as a weapon of mass destruction. and lastly, you can take a look at the live scene here, this afternoon, you can see that the area sentimentally mess around and london bridge is sealed off. there are police on the ground searching the area where the attacks occurred. heightened security throughout the entire city with an emphasis on bridges here. this attack taking place on a nearby london bridge, and you might recall that there was an attack in march taking place on a bridge not far from this country's parliament. and in just about an hour's time, we expect that a vigil is
going to be held here as the city and the country worn the seven people killed and dozens who were injured. back to you. >> sandra: david lee miller life for us on the ground in london. thank you. if i could, investor, ask you about what we continue to hear reported now, and as david lee miller brought up, that at least one of the suspects was on the radar of authorities, was known to authorities, what does that tell you? >> john: well, it says that authorities are reluctant to engage, even what i think is permissible investigative behavior to try and prevent these attacks before they happen. it is the normal law-enforcement approach to try and apprehend the criminals after it happens. that is unacceptable and the kids have terrorism. one thing that the police said about isis, they said that there is no evidence of any connection other than maybe the terrorists were inspired by isis, don't these guys get the point? this is not ibm in the 1950s with people wearing white
shirts, dark ties, dark suits sitting at desks and looking at boxes and lines on an organizational chart. this is the point that isis can inspire people over the internet or through social media and get them to engage in terrorist attacks without going through a formal organization chart. that does not make things better because they cannot find more of a connection, and makes it it worse. >> sandra: but it seems like, kennedy, this repeats itself. we find out in the wake of a terrorist attack that to the suspect or suspects were known to authorities, they were reported, they were under investigation at some point. but they slipped through the cracks. >> kennedy: it is frustrating to do something that we see in this country was san bernardino and orlando, something they see in the u.k. both countries are guilty of mass spying. and i would say because there are so many people that are targeted, you take the worst ones, who definitely deserve the kind of scrutiny t and perhaps imprisonment that the ambassador was talking about, and these
are people, imagine if there were a group of serial killers unfurling flags and identifying themselves in parks. >> harris: there are. there are called isis. >> kennedy: exactly. that's what the 27-year-old dead. he was a part of the identity and the u.k., unrolled and isis flag in the demonstration. he was known to law enforcement and intelligence in the u.k. what more do you want? >> harris: they are getting everything they want, right now. but we are taking it to them in some parts of the world. we are trying to get to rocco, but we need to do more than that. i have had generals telling me this weekend. i want to get back to orchestrated, or controlled, normally how we turn it to. this is so different than anything we have ever seen. you do not see people doing things in the name of al qaeda. their recruitment has been very juicy and recruitment land. what is different about isis? what are we are not getting there. we better get quick?
>> john: i think all of the terrorist activity fundamentally stems from an idle dog -- ideology that wants to set up a different kind of control mechanism for the world, and we are not responding to that in an adequate way. we treated as though somehow it is not an ideology, but the terrorist by spontaneous combustion or normal people one day, terrorist of the next. that is not how it goes. since we are not responding to the ideology. we say, well, islam is a religion of peace. we do not want to interfere with it. here's a news flash, christianity is a religion of peace as well. christians have killed each other for religious bases in 2000 years and counting. it happens in islam. this is a radical form of the religion. it is a civil war within islam. unless we act like we understand that, we will always be behind the story. >> sandra: president trump sang the terror attack in the u.k. is more proof that we need his travel ban back home. adding that political correctness is making us less
safe. the president tweeting after the attack on saturday, we need to be smart, vigilant, tough. we need the courts to give us back our rights. we need the travel ban as an extra level of safety." and to this morning, tweeting "they should ask for an expedited hearing of the travel ban before the supreme court, seek much tougher virgins." kellyanne conway says that many of the concerns here and abroad, watch. spoke of the presidents frustrations really reflect the frustration of many americans, and the freedom loving people all over the world who do not want this to be the new normal. this presidents got elected in large part because he was left of her person on national security and terrorism, he of course is ready to say the words. you name it, and then you defeated. >> sandra: john kerry says that the travel ban would actually help terrorists bring in new members. watch. >> travel ban will be cannon
fire to the recruiters. it is the worst thing that we could do. but we do need to do, and we do extraordinary screening, but a tough effort needs to go into the building of community. >> sandra: meghan mccain. >> meghan: john kerry can take a seat for a second. he is a part of the same administration that said that climate change was a greater threat than isis. they also gave the iran deal billions of dollars to fund terrorism. i would listen to absolutely nothing he has to say. completely normal to take a pause on our immigration policies right now to reconsider what is happening with terrorism. i want to talk about the politics really quick. the london mayor said that there is no reason to be alarmed by this in the global study of the world, i don't know about you, but i am glad to have a president that is using the normal rhetoric that after two terrorist attacks coming off of manchester and this, not saying that everything is fine, there's no problem, you are in the safest city of the world. it is all right for everyone to be scared right now. it seems to happen more and more
heard there seems to be napping up, it does not feel like anything is working good when you are talking about the tech community in particular, i don't know what the answer is, but i know when the guy who committed the attack in manchester has a record on twitter, and this guy has a record of being on tv and online with it, something is not working. >> sandra: you talk about the politics of this, and david bossi, the former director of the trump campaign manager says that the next attack, the democrats will be responsible for in less something changes. watch. >> that is a very basic safety measure that the president wants. it is just one measure of many, but it is one that he needs. danny needs to have it back. it needs to be stopped politicized by third democrats that are really responsible for these future attacks, these people get in here based on us not being able to secure our borders. >> john: i think it is a risk for the democrats present john kerry in the clip we just showed indicates that he does not understand what the problem
is. he could've talked about a recruitment tool or this, the outcome of the other thing. it is not the specific p.r. issue that the radicals focus on, it is generating a hatred for western society and a devotion to the radical form of islam. the particular circumstances just the match. it is now the fuel underneath it. and that is why in this continuing threat, the people who are trying to put up an antiterrorism protective barrier for this country are faced by people here who are anti, antiterrorism. they are more worried about what the people trying to protect us are doing then they are about the people who are killing us. >> sandra: we will leave it there. to the the homeland secretary says that people knew what he knows, if they might never leave the house. this as the u.s. intel community has equally scary info on the terror threat level in europe. plus with the u.k. severing its third terror attack this year, renewed debate about whether the world is too tolerant of islamic extremism.
>> harris: fox news alert on the intelligence leading up to the terror attack, u.s. officials say that the classified information shows that the level against europe in its worse in a decade. this is john f. kelly warning that the similar attack could have been here in the united states. chief intel correspondent catherine herridge is live with us in washington. >> thank you, isis is a proclaiming responsibility, but not clear whether the claim is opportunistic or the terror group played a role in training or directing the operation. british security and forces reporting that the indications suggest that the attacks may have been pulled together at short notice with u.s. and u.k. intelligence remaining focused on the suspect whose names are being withheld for security reasons. and whether the suspects acted alone or had a support network. they london telegraph is reporting that they had understood surveillance in east london a
few weeks ago. this is where we are seeing the rates and arrests discussing how to launch a truck and knife assault. analysts this morning are drawing our attention to the photos of the suspects with canisters strapped to their bodies that looked like suicide vest, saying that this tactic is designed to intimidate victims and also guarantee martyrdom, because security forces are trained to kill, not negotiate with suicide bombers. the british minister calls for more. -- homeland security and intelligence committee say that the fbi and police in this country should use the same approach that tackled mob crime. >> you have to have infiltration, you have to have constant surveillance, because you can have all the security in the world, but if that shows up after the fact, the lives have already been lost. >> more evidence that the threat in europe as well as the u.k. is extremely intense, the british prime minister has confirmed that police in the country have
gotten five credible pods just a mile from saturday nights attack. >> harris: thank you very much. ambassador, as you hear that, does not give any more support to what the president is putting into motion? or trying to? is the message getting through that we need this kind of change? >> john: i don't think the message is getting through. we need to do more. this case of great britain really is a case of an intelligence failure. and a failure of the protective system generally. after manchester, they raised the threat level to severe, the highest level. and then they brought it back down again. just in time for the attack in london. so if you are a citizen saying, is my government aware of what is going on enough to tell me how worried i ought to be? the answer there is sadly "no." and as long as people are hesitant to deal with the threats because of self-imposed constraints about appearing negative about a particular
religion, we are going to face this. you have to be honest. that threat is not coming from presbyterians. and therefore, police methods that are legitimate to investigate and hopefully prevent a crime have to be applied to the kind of threat that we are seeing. it is an ideological thread that is spread, we do not have freedom of religion to conspire to commit murder. >> harris: would it be reasonable that we take a 90 day pause? is what the president trying to do right now well within the bounds? what needs to be said about it? it is like a corporation putting a new employee on a 90 day probation period? >> kennedy: yes, but we have had that probationary period since the first executive order was submitted. how much more time does it take? when does that 90 days start? why aren't some of our immigration agencies doing the exact same thing right now? but i actually agree on one point with john kerry who
appears to have lost his mind with some of the illustrations that he is putting out there, that we need to know what that extreme vetting is. we need to know what those procedures are. how they are being implemented, what they are exactly, and how are they going to keep us safer? >> john: i think in that sense, the president has underlined the task ahead. you need more than a few tweaks around the edges to get to extreme vetting. i speak as an alumnus of the state department that watch to the consular affairs bureau tried to handle the visa entry issue free decades historically. i think you need the whole system revamped. it was not addressed. >> harris: it will take longer than 90 days. >> john: -- to keep out a terrorist threat today. and it is bogged down. crediting something. >> meghan: why not privatize that as well? >> john: it's hard to see what we could do worse than what we're doing right now. they are up against an impossible system to protect us.
>> harris: we have been reporting 23,000 suspected terrorist in the u.k. alone. >> sandra: you look at the threat to level here at home, you hear that this could happen here next, you are concerned that this becomes a new normal. we are just getting used to this, and that our level of fear actually is dropping. >> john: i think that goes to the question of what allows people to be radicalized, whether they are coming from overseas or born and raised in the united states, the evidence is that the radicalization comes as people get more modern and get more benefits. it is not the secular effect that you might expect, it is an inducement to actually designate their separateness from modern society -- >> kennedy: that is exactly right. this is one of the areas where capitalism does not have the same for an effect that it does in other parts of the world where people are pressed for different -- nontheocratic reasons. >> harris: i can read her mind, meghan, and we will come
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♪ >> we cannot decide the ideology a safe space it needs to breathe, but that is what the internet and the big companies that provide internet-based services provide. we need to work with allies, democratic government to reach international agreements that regulate cyberspace to prevent the spread of extremist terrorism planning. >> meghan: there was tresa mae calling for regulation of the internet following the latest atrocity in london. donald trump made this in 2015. >> we have to talk to them, may be in certain areas closing that
internet up in some way. if somebody would say, oh, freedom of speech, freedom of speech, these are foolish people. we have a lot of foolish people. we have a lot of foolish people. >> meghan: tech giants saying they are fighting terror content. we continue to expand the use of technology as part of the systemic approach to removing this type of contact. google leading that we are committed to working in part with the government, and attacking things, these complex problems. ensuring terrorists do not have a voice online. ambassador bolton, if we can get child off the internet, if twitter and instagram know what she was i was looking at on zappos, they can put that exact ad on instagram, why can't we flag terrorists better? >> john: we should not regulate the internet to avoid terrorism, but we need to be clear that a law enforcement and intelligence needs to observe better what is going on. that is not interfering in anybody's privacy.
of the former ceo of sun microsystems said in the late 1990s that there is no privacy on the internet, get used to it. >> kennedy: so what is a problem, why can't we do that? >> john: cultural factors that inhibit the government from doing this in personal ways. you are going to interfere with freedom of religion, expression, things like that. i simply do not think it is true. you look at as his his success in communicating with social media. they are getting ahead. >> kennedy: and the companies themselves, trying to self regulate, facebook came out in the wake of this attack and said, we are going to make this a hostile environment for terrorists. mark zuckerberg through another 3000 people working at his company to try and work on this. but they do not have the answers. so pretorius ma to say that we need to regulate the internet, and the countries, she better have an answer on how to do that. >> kennedy: she does not have an answer, and that is a big
deflection from the intelligence failures in that country, and that is why she is having a hard time, because she is late to the game and hurts the solutions for terrorism, but over regulating the internet and turning it into a credit agency, that sounds like a really bad idea. >> sandra: but over regulating is like a wild west. >> kennedy: not necessarily the wild west, but when you have a government wanting to centralize the medium coming you are losing the point of this whole thing, that is a message. isis is so effective, not because they are on snapchat, but because of what they are saying and who they are saying it too. >> harris: the content. >> kennedy: they are able to capitalize on people who are just effective in society for whatever reason. there has not been a good alternative. >> meghan: i never understand this, i say it with respect. if you can take child porn off the internet because it is illegal, can you flag these people?
we are talking about people who blew up a bunch of little girls at area on the ground a concert that could have been flagged. whatever you want to say about regulating the internet, it is not about regulating the internet, it is about keeping citizens safe, i'm not talking about censorship, freedom of religion, but we take this debate to a level that is just not logical! we are dealing with different people who do not abide by the same set of rules and morals and standards that we do. >> harris: that's why there was a political law adhered to theresa may. >> meghan: maybe we shouldn't even try. >> harris: you hear her say this weekend enough is enough. it was like she turn on side with google. she did not just say that we need to rein in with regulation, which would make you scratch your brain for the reasons that meghan and kennedy have talked about. but she said that the internet companies like google are complicit in what has happened over the weekend, that is too far. >> john: i do not think they are complicit. >> harris: that's what she said. >> john: i do not think
throwing money at the problem is not going to solve it either, but she is in trouble politically. i hate to be crass. she was home secretary for six years. she ought to be deeply into this question of detecting and preventing. >> sandra: but should those companies be working more closely with government agencie agencies? >> john: with government, eight yes. >> sandra: they do absolutely fulfill most of that authority. >> meghan: well, they are doing a great job, twitter. that guy, the manchester shooter had the whole track on twitter, and to not only was it not because, but he got away with killing a bunch of little girls at the area on a ground day concert. sorry if i don't think that silicon valley is doing their part right now. fire james comey for breaking his silence, testifying before the senate panel in three days paid what can we expect? the law bureau on the russia probe, and executive privilege to block the testimony? ♪
>> harris: it is a spirited monday. we will make more "outnumbered" in just a moment. let's go to melissa francis on what is happening in the second hour of "happening now." >> i am letting her show today. coming up in the next hour, president trump doubling down on the push for travel ban, many calling for supreme court
justice to recuse herself from this case paid we will talk about why. plus a cerebral arab nations are cutting ties with the oil-rich country accused of supporting terrorism. at the latest on this diplomatic crisis. five people killed in the early morning work shooting paid what led to that deadly rampage, all doubts at the top of the hour. back to you guys. >> harris: we will be watching. thank you. ♪ >> meghan: former fbi director james comey is said to testify on thursday. his first public testimony since president trump fired him nearly a month ago. virginia senator the ranking democrat saying that one of his main goals will be to have comey clarify his present employment conversations with president trump, particularly when it comes to the russian probe. watch. >> it would be unthinkable if the president did what was reported with director james
comey backing off of the investigation into general plan. >> meghan: kellyanne conway not pulling out president trump invoking executive privilege to block his testimony producing that the president will make the final decision on that. i'm going to go to your first, ambassador, bolton. what do you think we can expect from the testimony, everybody is looking forward to seeing what he has to say. >> john: one of the most pompous presentations and all of history. this will be about the greater glory of james comey. he has a memorandum of conversations that he wrote after several meetings with the president. mam calms they are called. it used to be a slogan that nobody ever lost the battle of the memcons. there is some trepidation by donald trump, standing form for american liberty. he will be wonderful, really, he could write the hollywood script right there. >> meghan: do you think we will have an inquiry clarity? finding out if he was pressured to lay off the investigation from president trump, but he is
so highly politicized and controversial that even if there is some smoking gun, i don't know if people will believe him. >> john: i think the pressure is not obstruction of justice alone, the fbi director works for the president. the constitution says very explicitly that the executive power shall be vested in the president of the united states. it does not say, except when jim coming's director of the fbi, he has an executive power. even if trump had done it, it would be permissible. >> kennedy: what will come down to what the testimony and the memorandum? is it going to come down to word parsing and did he ask him to lay off, wasn't more gentle than that? >> john: well, we will hear comey side of it. it will not be general, that's for sure. >> kennedy: do you think he wants to bring down the president? >> john: i think he wants to protect the image of james comey. you will hear him respond too many questions with, i can't address that. that is matter under
investigation. he will address what relates to comey. >> sandra: what do you think the future is for him anyway? >> john: i think you will go to a law firm. >> meghan: late-night television. >> sandra: >> john: , he is very good. >> meghan: he is going to end up on a talk show. >> harris: the reputation was not a positive one. he came from corporate america. >> john: there is a category of attorneys like this paid many of them are independent counsel like bob muller who is now investigating the president. it is all about them. you challenge their rectitude, and suddenly they just rise around them, they are glorified by the washington press corps. it is really something to watch. because it is the model of archie cox from watergate. >> harris: 182 think about that man with the aura rising, if he really felt like the president were interfering in the investigation, wanted to he let his or arise over that? >> john: you have picked a point of vulnerability, he testified in congress after this famous encounter with the
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but seriously, thank you so much. we will be back on tv at noon eastern time tomorrow. "happening now" starts right no now. >> we start with this fox news alert, we are awaiting the white house daily press briefing set to start a few minutes from right now. >> jenna: sarah huckabee sanders holding up briefing today. we are going to bring it to you live when it begins, we are covering all the news on "happening now" ." >> enough is enough. when it comes to taking on extremism and terrorism, things need to change. >> the u.k. under attack again. terrorists slamming into pedestrians, the prime minister calling for a new strategy to combat terror. james comey set to testify before the intelligence committee, what will he say about his