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weekend. gutfeld? >> i'll be a living meme. i'll be walking the streets of new york. feel free to punch me. >> don't do tha yes! breath: 's vehicle more revelatn the russian scandal. keep that issue front and center, the white house is on deadline now. to certify the obama era iran deal a second time in the row. this is "special report" ." >> bret: good evening, welcome to washington. i am bret baier. immigration programs, and iran nuclear deal, and a regulation nation under attack. all of that in just a moment. first, president trump is back in the u.s. right now after a quick and what the white house describes as a very successful trip to france. yet, he and his white house are
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dealing with another day of her elevations about his son the phosphorous meeting with a russian lawyer last year. more details that were not detailed before. meantime, a former donald trump advisor testified that they before closed doors that he never heard anything about russia on the campaign trail and called this all up "a russian inclusion delusion." chief white house correspondent john roberts is wrapping things up tonight in paris. >> a rare and prestigious moment for president trump. the guest of honor at frans' bastille day parade. the first president to do so since president bush in 1989. the day was tempered after the meeting about bret baier. rinat akhmetshin told the associated press said he was in the meeting. akhmetshin is described as a former soviet military counterintelligence officer. while akhmetshin says he served in the soviet military from
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1986-'88, he denies any involvement then or now in intelligence activity. akhmetshin's role in the meeting has been unclear, but he's been involved in activities with natalia veselnitskaya. there may have been yet another russian-american in the meeting. trump, , jr.,'s attorney tells fox news that he spoke to another man who says he was there. that man is an american citizen, a friend of the family that wanted to set up the meeting and also denies any contact with russian authorities. the relegation's prompted new demands from democrats. >> now we know our counterintelligence person in the meeting as well, it's important that we see all electronic communication among the members of the trump family and within the trump administration. >> the democratic criticism was expected. but even republicans say it's time to get it all out on the table. >> russia tried to destroy
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democracy, it's trying to destroy democracy all over the world. i want to get to the bottom of it. donald trump, jr., says he wants to tell his side of the story. i think that would be a good idea and he would be welcome to do it in a judiciary committee. >> in france, president trump did his best to fly above the scandal. the bastille day preparations were in part to honor america's entry into world war i. the first troops down the sean bell the -- it was also a show of unity against terrorism. on bastille day last year, a terrorist using a truck as a weapon mowed down more than 500 people on the promenade in nice, killing 86. in paris, a precision military marching band paid tribute to those who lost their lives while france's president spoke of enduring bonds with the united states in the fight against all enemies. >> [speaking french] >> mr. trump's presence at my
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side is a sign of an enduring friendship. nothing can ever separate us. >> with the story regarding donald trump, jr.,'s story -- the meeting was so unremarkable and the information from it so insignificant that the principles forgot many of the details of the meeting not long after they left. some changes to the white house's legal team. president trump has hired noted d.c. attorney ty cobb to be special attorney to the white house, he will handle the russia investigation. jared kushner has hired the democratic powerhouse attorney avila well to personally represent him in the russia investigation. bret? >> bret: john, thank you. have a safe trip home. former senior advisor to then candidate trump testified today to the panel committee. michael cavuto told the panel there was no talk of russia
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while he was on campaign end. >> i had no contact with russians and i had never heard anyone to talk about russians, but i was never asked about my time in russia. i never spoke to anybody about russia. i never heard the word russia, we did not use russian dressing. it was absolutely no discussion of russia on the trump campaign till the day i left. >> bret: three and a half hours of testimony today. across the country, a judge in hawaii is taking another chunk out of president trump's immigration restrictions. the ruling expands the list of family relationships of u.s. citizens that can allow immigrants to get into the country. the list had been limited to mostly parents, children, and siblings. now it includes grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces. the trump and ministrations as it will appeal the decision. white house officials confirmed president trump made calls to republican senators during his trip to france encouraging their support of a new health care
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bill. vice president mike pence pulled meantime a group of governors that this option is the right bill at the right time to begin the end of obamacare. that measure is supposed to come up for a vote next week, but tonight we can confirm that five g.o.p. moderates are asking for changes to that bill before agreeing to move forward. there are concerns among immigration advocates tonight that supporters of the so-called dreamer rule are in for a rude awakening. some are pressuring the federal government to get rid of it. the president's top visual says the program might not survive a court challenge. peter doocy explains on capitol hill. >> democrats are feeling deflated after the dhs secretary john kelly dropped by with words that the trump administration might let legal challenges defeat the daca, that lets the kids
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of illegal stay personally. >> i heard secretary kelly supports the daca program. >> it needs to be defended in court if the administration does not get rid of it by december 5th. three republican states are threatening to file because i think it's unconstitutional because it was created by a can of obama executive order. >> hats off to the state's attorney general that have brought this. >> but now some democrats are accusing the secretary kelly by not doing his job by not promising to defend daca. >> it either is just the -- i don't know, unknowledgeable member of the cabinet i've ever met in my 25 years here or, you know, he's trying to make a fool out of us by saying, oh, it's the courts. >> secretary kelly told -- they should turn trump's immigration order into a law.
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that's something some republicans agree should be done quickly. >> it's an issue that congress really needs to come back at. >> in the meantime, democrats are going to try to get this dhs secretary to follow the same standards as his predecessor. >> we believe he has the same power and purview that president obama used two actually protect these recipients. >> president trump is torn about what to do, telling reporters on air force one this week, "there are two sides of the story. it's always tough. it could be tough for some border state republicans too." >> we have some people who received daca waivers, they would be very upset by it. but i think the majority of my district would probably be pretty supportive of that, because we are a nation of laws. >> daca has prevented more than 70,000 people from getting deported since president obama signed the executive order saying they could stay. there is a lot of talk here about passing a new law to replace the executive order, but this is congress.
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it has a really hard time passing anything. bret question major >> bret: tonight, and fox news exclusive. we get a first time account of what it's like to get ambushed by members of a vicious drug gang. it comes after a long awaited trial in the case is finally beginning to end here is chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge. >> targeted by the notorious zeta cartel, cargo engines were inside this armored suv alongside mexico phosphorus highway 67. speaking to fox, victor avalos sales new details about the february 2011 ambush that killed his partner i.c.e. agent jaime is a product nearly caused avila his own life. >> weapons received at the timor from dallas, texas. >> cartel members tracked their suv, forcing it off the highway.
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>> one of the assailants came directly over to jaime's door and opened the door. >> i was the door open? >> the suburban was programmed to unlock the doors when the vehicle was placed. jaime immediately closes the dora back. >> in the process, and frantic agent may have hit the window button. >> the window rolled down 2 inches. i see jaime get hit on this side, on his torso. very chaotic. i was shaking him. i remember even slapping him at times to keep him awake. i told him he wasn't going to die, that i was calling for help. >> of a lot of hospice wife claudia was working in the embassy in mexico city. >> i'm saying that's him on the line. people are holding me down, telling me to calm down. >> after medical treatment, spit on one side he felt unwelcome by the agency and left government
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service. as his search for answers brought up undeniable facts. >> is this like a smoking gun? >> the state clearly used that they aren't allowed to travel on that because of a high level of violence. >> these -- he believes there is a connection to the 2010 murder of border agent brian carey. >> goes to show the weapons were so lightly dispersed to the cartel members that the u.s. government had no idea where these weapons were. >> this week, he -- against 2 members charged with the potter's murder in washington, catherine herridge, fox news. >> bret: it appears president trump is going to tell congress that iran is holding up its end of the controversial nuclear deal. as a candidate, he repeatedly
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blasted the obama era iran deal. tonight, correspondent rich edison at the state department tells us how that could affect the deal in the longer term. good evening, rich. >> good evening, bret. the trump administration has until monday to survey whether iran is come, complying with the -- the obama administration signed the agreement in vienna, immigration officials tell fox news the president is reviewing the entire policy towards iran. while he's doing so, the administration will continue to adhere to the iran nuclear agreement. >> the review on the iran policy is still going. i know people have a lot of interest in this. we have said, and the administration has said, at least until that review has been completed we would adhere to the jcpoa. that has not changed. we will ensure that iran is held
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responsible to its requirements. >> senators marco rubio, tom cotton, to be produced, and ted cruz have written a letter to the secretary of state that suggested he declare iran as failing to comply with the agreement's term for they write, "i " -- gain advantages beyond the agreements existing loopholes as it progresses to a nuclear weapon capacity." obama officials contend the deal is working. during the campaign, president trump called it "the worst deal ever call ." the administration would seep in utah for a follow on deal with european allies, noting that such an agreement would nearly be impossible to achieve. the challenge for the president and others who oppose the iran nuclear agreement says that iran has already received many of its benefits. part of this deal, part of iran getting curbs on its nuclear program, it's also gotten tens
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and billions of dollars in on frozen assets and lifted sanctions. bret? >> bret: more on this with the penal. an american doctor who specializes in rare disease, affecting a british child, will travel to england to see the boy. it's the latest development in the legal battle over whether his parents should be allowed to take charlie gard to the u.s. for experiment or treatment. a judge is promising a new reeling by july 25th. two is really police officers are dead tonight, and tensions in jerusalem are high after an attack inside a major holy sight for jews and muslims. >> gun fire at one of the holiest sites in the world. it is really police in a shoot out this morning with 1 of 3 arab-israeli gunmen inside the temple mount in jerusalem's old city. all three people killed, two
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security officers injured. >> of the terrorists, they use firearms inside the temple mount, violating, violating the holiness in this important place. >> they hid their weapons, a submachine gun, handgun, and knifed inside the ancient compound known for its stunning dome of the rock while violence outside the sight is not unusual, a gunfight inside is. israeli security forces closed the temple mound and mosque for friday players, a rare move that some could spark more violence. police also shut down all night entrances to the old city, including the damascus gate here. they are also restricting who they let in. palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas condemns today's attacks, but also called for the status quo at the temple mount to remain unchanged. muslims allowed to pray there, jews at the western wall.
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the third holiest sight in islam and the most in judaism is on lockdown. >> is really prime minister benjamin netanyahu assured us that the status quo at the temple mound will remain unchanged, but added that israel will do what's necessary to ensure security there. bret? >> bret: thank you. there is a new sheriff in town when it comes to government rules in the u.s. president trump's pick as his regulations czar has made it through the confirmation proces process. correspondent kevin corke is traveling with the president tonight. reports from new jersey. >> she will head the trump administration's effort to talk to rules that big businesses don't want. >> massachusetts democratic cemetery elizabeth warren is talking about the new regulatory czar. confirmed by the senate by a vote of 54-41 to lead the omb's regulatory affairs, otherwise known as oira.
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giving her the power to lead the white house effort to reject or slow walk new rules while rescinding others altogether. >> neomi rao is a perfect for a team that's already committed to the president's agenda of the regulation. >> "i look forward to working with professor rao that weigh in on the american economy." beginning with the very first day on the job, the president has signed exhibit orders and memoranda targeting policies that target the environment, health care, infrastructure, and more, also new regulations low to a crawl with just 15 new rules through inauguration day and the end of may. by comparison, 93 were green-lighted over the same period by president obama. 114 by president george w. bush. >> we did not become great through regulation. the united states,
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mr. president, we have also cut regulations at a level we've never seen before. so we are very proud. >> whether abroad or at home, kind and regulation has been a major focus of this administration. critics worry that regulatory cuts will put the interests of big business ahead of american people. >> regulations saves lives. they keep people from being sick. they allow people to work and go to school. and we need to be very careful not to lose those benefits. >> to be sure, and it's not easy to relate the -- it's not easy to deregulate the government. lengthy rewrites, and to be sure in most cases, legal challenges by opponents. a long road still ahead. bret? >> bret: kevin corke in piscataway, new jersey.
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the dow jumped to 35 in a record high finish this week. the nasdaq was up 38. the dow gained about one percentage point. the s&p 500 was up 1.20. up next, changing the way sexual assault complaints are dealt with on college campuses. some of our fox affiliate are dealing with around the country. the legal immigrant francisco lopez sanchez has pleaded not guilty in the death of kate steinle. sanchez had been convicted five times for illegal reentry into the country. fox 29 in philadelphia with murder suspects against two suspects coming from the search of four missing men in rural pennsylvania. they are accused of dealing killing the men in drug deals. they're buried remains were found on farmland by denaro's
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parents. a slippery situation on the roads out there. a truck carrying 70,000 pounds of hag fish, commonly known as slime eels, rolls over on highway 100 101. lovely. it triggered a chain reaction crash involving four other vehicles. the eels were being shipped to the korean peninsula for consumption. that is tonight's live look from outside the whoooo.
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reports the new people in charge want to look more closely at the rights of the accused. >> for rape survivors like jessica davidson, the obama around guidelines were a godsend. >> the government administration took this very seriously and sent a leadership signal to leadership across the country that they too should take this very seriously. >> for students wrongfully accused of committing such acts and their parents, they say the same guidance has been a nightmare. not only they got expelled and suspending, the same time their belief in the american system collapses. >> the new education secretary betsy devos is considering reversing the title ix guidance after meeting yesterday with all sides. the secretary said it's clear that changes must be made. though she didn't say what those changes would look like. >> those students shouldn't feel the scales are kept against him or her.
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>> -- told "the new york times" that under the obama era guidance, the investigative processes have not been "fairly balanced" between the accusing victim and the accused student. she then infuriated rape survivors even more by saying "the accusations, 90% of them fall into the category of "we were both drunk, we broke up, and six months later i found myself under a title ix investigation" projects and has since apologized, but when secretary divorce was asked about it, all she said... "we know this policy has not worked in also many ways." >> some high-profile rape cases have been without merit. take the rolling stone's story of the university of virginia in another case where the accused student was cleared, but his accuser continue to carry around a mattress in protest. he sued the university and settled just yesterday.
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survivors like jessica say those cases are not the norm. >> i'm really worried about that going away and us going back to a time when survivors reporting were not taken seriously. >> the number of violence cases being investigated by the department of education has exploded since that guidance has been put in place. in 2014, 55 colleges and universities were under investigation. today, that number has more than quadrupled to 242. a group that revisits many of those institutions told us today they want to do the right thing, but they need to know what the right thing is. they need more clarity about the guidance. so they think that these listening sessions like the one yesterday are a good thing. bret? >> bret: thank you. the university of missouri is dealing with a huge decrease in enrollment right now. not because of sexual assault issues but because of trouble of a different sort. correspondent matt finn shows us tonight. >> it's been nearly two years
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and racially fueled protests at the university of missouri grab the attention of the nation and the school hasn't fully recovered. >> hey, who wants to help me kick this reporter out of here! >> freshmen enrollment is down nearly 35% compared to fall 2015 with a 42% drop among black students and 21% among white students last year. a total of 25,000 white students and 2300 black students attending the university. the campus cannot seem to shake the reputation of being racially insensitive. >> iv like the school has suffered because it has gotten a bad name. i hear it everywhere. i hear everyone talking about, oh, missouri racism. >> in 2015, outraged students demanded changes, for merrily and how black students are treated with the entire football team went on strike. the chancellor and president resigned. the university now has a $60 million deficit from a loss
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intuition and cuts in state funding not related to protests. more than 400 positions were cut. professor berkley hodgkins says the university squandered the chance on being a leader on campus racial issues. >> i was flabbergasted the president did and somehow respond to them, give him some kind of signal. >> mizuho has taken >> hiring more black faculty, the biggest change, administrators say they are now listening to students. >> we are doing all the work that needs to be done to make sure all students, not just students of color, but white students and others who may not feel like they've always been welcomed at the university, that there is a place for them. >> some outraged alumni says of the administration code towed to the bad behavior of students in 2015. the current situation says that the situation seems worse to outsiders. the school just received a
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record-setting $121 million in cash donations this year. bret? >> bret: matt finn in chicago. thank you. a federal court says that the practice of north carolina elected officials opening meetings with a christian prayer is unconstitutional. the fourth u.s. circuit court of appeals upheld a lower court ruling concerning roman county commissioners. the case could be heading for the u.s. supreme court. when you go outside and look up at the sky, what you may see is not a bird or a plane or even superman, it is a drone. and the more of them are, the greater likelihood of an accident. tonight, correspondent jonathan serrie tells us about a major effort to keep that from happening. >> just in the last 18 months, we've registered twice as many unmanned aircraft than we registered all aircraft in the previous 100 years. from crop dusting to package delivering, commercial drones are about to become a part of
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everyday life. to safely integrate vast numbers of new unmanned aircraft into the nation's airspace, the faa is relying on the shore, a group of research institutions led by mississippi state university. among the questions researchers are looking to answer, what happens when drones crash into people or suddenly fall out of the sky? >> we have to better understand what happens if, in fact, there is some sort of collision or impact, we need to better understand that. at the end of the day, it's about avoiding the collision at the first place. >> although many commercial drones provide live video feed with their fight, the faa requires operators to fly their drones within eyesight. but the commercial drone industry is actively preparing for the day this requirement is lifted. >> whether it's package delivery, whether it's arctic operations, regardless what it is, almost every truly useful application of unmanned technology is beyond the visual line of sight. the technology is way ahead of the regulation, it's just a
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matter of having to figure out how to integrate these drones into the air space. >> commercial drones will inject more than $82 billion into the economy and create more than 100,000 u.s. jobs by the year 2025, according to the trade group auvsi. while they are eager to reap the benefits, industry leaders and regulators agree the advanced safety research is crucial to prevent crowded skies from turning into the wild west. bret? >> bret: jonathan, thank you. well president trump gave iran a passing grade for the nuclear deal? we will talk about that and we will talk about that and ot
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spirit of the agreement and they have to do that. until the iranian regime is willing to be a partner for peace, all nations of conscience must work together to isolate. instead of saying thank you to the united states, they now feel emboldened. a terrible thing when united states made the deal. iran will never have a nuclear weapon. that i can tell you. >> the united states is now taking a conference overview of this policy. >> bret: two years ago today, the obama administration signed the iran deal in vienna. now, the trump administration has until monday to certify that iran is living up to their end of the bargain, it appears the demonstration is going to do that with some caveats. let's bring in our panel, stephen hayes, editor and chief of the weekly standard, gillian turner, former national security staff, and syndicated
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columnist charles krauthammer. okay, gillian, what do you say? 's vehicle on the deal tonight, the president is in a position now to where he thinks he's going to have to certify this not just because -- the reality is iran is probably living up to the letter of the law if not the spirit of the deal, but the problem is once the deal like this is in, it's very hard to renege whether in whole or in part. the administration is seeing that after six months in office. >> and a lot of the things for iran were on the front end. the stipulations that they god, the things that they got were on the front of the deal. >> well, it's continuous throughout the deal. the sanctions that it offered them allows them to bring their international energy supplies to the global marketplace. they are going to net somewhere in the neighborhood of half a billion dollars over the next few years from this deal. i think the political capital that was invested in bringing
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germany, the u.k., france to the negotiating table is something we have to stand by. pulling out of that will be a major betrayal of those countries who support we need right now. >> the standard right now about where this goes next, because i think you are right. we reported yesterday that they are recertifying, that's likely to happen. the president could still change his mind, but before monday, that seems unlikely. the next step, he had a conversation with secretary of state rex tillerson and tillerson says i don't want to rip up the iran deal. they don't want to keep it as it is. they want to add to it. they want to bring in european countries to toughen sanctions and to put, perhaps, additional sanctions on iranian behavior and they want to make the argument more comprehensive so they are actually dealing with the nature of the iranian regime and arranging behavior with respect to terrorism and regional instability, not just the nuclear plan.
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i think there are reasons to be skeptical of that. it's a very heavy lift. the europeans i bark and large with the iran deal and doing commerce at a high cliff. >> bret: speaking of secretary tillerson, a few months i asked him about this process. seemed like he was just going to certify but the white house stepped in, it seemed, and i asked him about it. was that the white house coming and saying, you have to do something different? how much input did you have in that initial decision? >> well, i was directly engaged in it. i think one of the flaws behind the entire jcp on a process, it seemed to be carried out to the exclusion of all the other aspect of iran's behavior as a state sponsor of terrorism. their disruptive behavior throughout the region. their concern was issuing a 90 day statutory requirement indicating compliance from the jcpoa was going to signal that somehow everything was okay with iran and us, and it's not okay
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between iran and us. >> bret: i'm just going to clear, the jcpoa is the iran deal. >> looked, tillerson is exactly right that the way the administration structure the deal is completely divorced from all other iranian actions, its attempt to intake over neighboring countries. all of these actions are excluded. obama did that explicitly. he wanted this to be a pure nuclear deal. the other effort, as you said earlier, he had all the goodies given up to iran upfront. the major one, the one that really counts, the world had been able to come after ten years under our leadership, to be able to produce worldwide sanctions of ridging that was killing the iranian a company. that was left and right away. that's the problem. american sanctions are not going to make any difference. the europeans have totally lifted the sanctions. the iranian economies is on the
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rebound. that is a loss. so there is no point tearing up deal. the iranians are going to have the benefits doing at least it holds them in some check. the question is what do you do when it runs out in less than a decade? that's what we ought to be thinking about. but revising the deal now is not going to make a dime's worth of difference. >> bret: senator tom cotton disagrees with you. he says of this. the iran deal with a foolish mistake from the start. it not has improved with age. tehran has violated a lot of the deal permit exceeding limits on heavy water stocks and refusing to grant inspectors access to their facilities. continuing sections relief from such a risk calcium regime goes against our interests -- can compliance with these between one and holds the regime accountable for its doubledealing. >> what we are hearing is a lot
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more nuance than we heard on the campaign trail. i liked what i heard on the campaign trail about this a lot more than i like what they are talking about now. but i do think that donald trump has a pretty -- you know, he still lacks a big victory on taxes, obamacare, obviously. on the executive action thing, he's been pretty good about keeping his word to his supporters, whether it's on trade, the environment, immigration, he's been pretty good about pushing through, sticking to the most controversial promises. so i still sort of have a wait-and-see attitude about whether he eventually does tear this thing up. >> i mean, the tough part is it is two separate tracks. it's iran, the terrorist sponsor, i ran the stir up trouble in the region. but this nuclear deal is a different deal. it seems like a stretch. >> it does. the administration has
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undertaken this inner agency iran policy review, a policy review that's being led by senior officials at the national security council bringing in intelligence folks, but that the lats, folks from the pentagon as well. they want to undo precisely what charles was talking about. the obama penetration was trying to decouple the nuke talks from everything else. the big change in the administration policy, i think it's a change for the good. it makes no sense to ignore the nature of the regime when you are talking about a nuclear program or talking about terrorism, . >> the problem is we will never get the europeans. to need the fix, we should do it. it's not going to happen. what do we gain from tearing it up? nothing. it means iran will break out openly and we are going to have a crisis. >> bret: do they certify on monday? >> of course. >> yes. >> yes. >> yes.
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>> bret: coming up next
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>> to me, it's one of the most difficult subjects i've had. that you have these incredible kids. we are going to deal with daca with hard. i have to do with a lot of politicians, don't forget. i have to convince them that what i'm saying is right. >> i am encouraged that secretary kelly personally supports the daca policy. but also discouraged he couldn't say where the administration with defendant or not. >> majority of my district would be supportive of that. we are a nation of laws and people in my district believe that. >> bret: well, there is a
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lawsuit. a number of states are suing the federal government over daca. the so-called dreamers ers that president trump has talked about. the secretary of homeland security basically saying they might not be able to hold up that law if these trials go forward, this case goes forward. back with the panel. starting with the lightning round pure charles? >> it shouldn't be an executive order. i support the order. it should be decided in congress. that's where these issues should be decided. an executive order is probably unconstitutional and it should be in the congress, the president ought to propose it. >> it's interesting that daca has proven to be another obama legislative policy that is dividing the trump and administration among themselves. they are following victims of poorly planned messaging on this. earlier in the week, secretary of homeland security kelly said the ultimate decision should fall to the attorney general. president trump says it should fall to him. i think the administration needs to internally coordinate.
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>> bret: charles? >> president obama is the only person to blame for this. he shouldn't bypass congress, and doing what he did, he took a lot of young people in this country, coaxed them out of the shadows and put them in a very difficult decision. because only congress can make that decision. >> originally president obama thought he didn't have the authority to do this. he changed his mind somewhere along the way. what the trump administration does with respect to daca, we are in the first step, long path to copperheads of immigration reform, something the president suggested on air force one this week with reporters. he has been sending as many signals as he possibly can that he's going to back away from his campaign rhetoric. it will frustrate a lot of conservatives. >> the russian meeting, donald trump, jr., the russian lawyer, apparently now they are up to eight people inside that meeting. we are learning more about the details of that meeting which is different than what we've heard more along. the ap talked to one of the people who was originally in
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there, here's what they said. >> told us some interesting things including the fact that the lawyer was working from a document that was left behind for the trump people that purportedly had details about illicit money that they thought -- made its way to the democratic national committee. >> bret: it so happens that this other guy, charlie, was a former intelligence officer with russia. >> yeah. this has been the most ham-fisted, um, handling of a potential crisis by this white house. they've done a terrible job of putting out the flame, the fire here. but it's still, at the heart of it, it still remains a scandal in search of a crime. >> bret: gillian? >> i think the media -- this is
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a real issue, first of all. it gets at the heart of transparency. but the media has so overblown criticism of the trump and administration every step along the way that regular people arew thinking this is another scandal, and it's really not. it's something that needs to be taken seriously. >> bret: secretary of education betsy demoss changing the guidelines from the obama era about cracking down on sexual assault on college campuses. here she is. >> no student should be the victim of sexual assault. no student should feel unsafe. no student should feel like there isn't a way to seek justice. and no student should feel the scales are tipped against him or her. >> bret: charles, what about this? >> this turned a lot of universities into kangaroo courts in which defendants had no rights and it ended up really tell if being really badly treated in a way with no due process. college is no longer acting as a
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local parenthesis. this whole idea of the universities as adjudicating is absurd. it should be in the courts. if you rape, you go to the courts. we have a good system that deals with it. i think a review is long overdue. >> long overdue is exactly right. i mean, the accused should have attached to him or her every right that every american citizen should. the fact it's taken this long to come to this position is ridiculous. >> bret: winners and losers down the row. winners first. >> the winner is vladimir putin who scored not only a public relations score last season, got away scot-free with meddling in the u.s. elections at least as we know right now. my loser, the democratic representative mike quigley of illinois said the following. "what we are learning about the trump, jr., meeting is when you meet with any russians, you are meeting with russian intelligence, therefore president putin." if you talk to a russian today,
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you are meeting with president putin, according to this democrat. another example of democrat insanity on this question. >> yes. >> okay. when there is amazon jeff bezos -- revealed that the massive company gets a $1.46 subsidy for every single package that it delivers. the loser of the week is living the lynch and the obama administration. if this russian scandal is the massive scandal that it is, then they were the one who let the typhoid mary and to launch the whole thing. >> bret: gillian, winner or loser? >> the winner of the week is float fellow to u.s. meeting with france's first lady. i don't know if any member of the trump family has ever received praise as unanimously bright and shiny and happy. and so i thought i would, you know, give her a little shot out. my loser of the week is the congressional dress code.
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i think most congressional domain people didn't know it existed, but it does, it's a decades-old policy for the speakers lobby in the house and it came under fire this week and that was exposed as being this outdated sexist, impractical document. the good news is paul ryan is going to try to modernize it. >> bret: winner, jumbo the element? >> 9 miles offshore sri lanka. rescued by the sri lankan navy. who knew it had a navy? it towed him all the way home. i know some elements who to make elephants who could fly, but not swim. bastille day. should i say more? >> the longest handshake you will see between two leaders. president trump and president macron. an amazing handshake that lasted for a really, really long time. as we come back as a handshake continues. it's a different one, there's a lot of handshaking from whoooo.
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>> bret: after a week of other stories and a lot of russia, a story may have been overtaken. we remember the brave men in a terrible airplane crash in mississippi, who have passed away. thank you for your service to the country. that's it for our special report. fair, balanced, unafraid. ♪
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"hannity" up next. >> many hanks to our friends on "the five." breaking news. a stunning new report from hill tonight, ties democrats and republicans to the very same lobbyist who met with trump jr. it's a busy friday breaking news edition of "hannity." also a "hannity" investigation into what is real collusion between democrats and the media, that they're not telling you about. that is tonight's very important opening monologue. >> several reports tonight that increase the number of people