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♪ [national anthem] >> the trump administration is going to war with leakers. the attorney general vowed to bring criminal charges against the leakers who are successfully identified. >> this nation must end this culture of leaks. we will not allow rogue, anonymous sources with security clearances to sell out our country. >> we will find you. we will investigate you. we will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law. >> we are talking about sensitive classified information that impayrolls the safety of all of us. >> they want to jury the injuree president that's very clear. >> the big day for the economy
the dow gained 67 to finish new record high for the eighth day in the row. >> got to point to the donald trump rally. sings election day, notice i didn't say inauguration day i said election day, the dow has seen closing records 51 times. >> unemployment rate down to 4.3%. back down to 16-year low. things are on course for the economy. we are very pleased with what is going on. >> prosperity is coming back to our shores because we are putting american workers and families first. ♪ ♪ ♪ nothing i can do ♪ i only want to be with you ♪ abby: hootie & the blowfish? you guys have great voices at 6:00 a.m. pete: it's worse as the day goes on. clayton: it will crack any rear view mirror.
pete: anthem sound track of my album. clayton: every song became number one hit. pete: next song came out wasn't quite as good. abby: i love what we did asking people for their song suggestions. clayton: kim so excited -- say hi to kim this morning? she wants to share a song choice with us this morning. what's your favorite song? do you have a favorite song? clayton: she didn't realize we were on the air. abby: kim is so wonderful though. she works our green room. and if you work the green room on the show you know it's a four hour show. today we are having a state fair out on the plaza. pete: inside, outside. pouring rain. we have a state fair out there. county and state fairs across america. we know you are going to one. i want to go to one. we put one on the plaza and kim didn't know if she was inside or outside. abby: i hope the fried food isn't drenched.
send us your songs this morning firstname.lastname@example.org. everyone had such good suggestions. clayton: we're leas and it gets us off the hook a little bit. jeff sessions a guy who we thought was on his way out. interestingly we hear from the new white house chief of staff calls him and says your job is safe. it seems like he is unshackled now. great, i can actually go after the leakers inside of this white house. pete: this is one of the complaints of president trump was, hey, you recruited yourself that's one thing i'm frustrated about that. the leaks have been a problem. the place put hands on that is the department of justice. they came out strong yesterday and here is what the attorney general had to say. >> let me say that i strongly agree with the president and condemn in the strongest terms the staggering number of leaks undermining the ability of our government to protect this country. this nation must end this culture of leaks.
when few investigations take place, criminal leaks may occur more often in a culture of leaking can take hold. so, today, i have this message for our friended in the intelligence community. the department of justice is open for business. and i have this warning for would-be leakers. don't do it. abby: so that was a strong message. one thing i think we needed to hear even before now because these leaks have been happening for months. he also went at the media. i have been talking about this a lot of what their role is when we talk about leaks. they are the ones that get these documents dumped on their desk. what do they do with it, do they actually leak it out to the american people or decide it's in the national interest to not make it public. he hit on this yesterday he said to the media your role is not unlimited. >> one of the things we are doing is reviewing policies for affecting media subpoenas. we respect the important role that the press plays and will give them respect.
but it is not unlimited. they cannot place lives at risk with impunity. we must balance the press' role with protecting our national security and the lives of those who serve in the intelligence community beyond forces and all law abiding americans. pete: that's a very important point. journalists are not bullet-proof. they don't get extra free speech rights. you can't yell fire in a crowded theater there are certain things can you and cannot do. at what level does a journalist have a patriotic duty to say this is sensitive information, could put our troops, our diplomats, our undercover agents in a dicey situation, i'm not going to publish it. palace intrigue is one thing. that's a lot of what we have seen from leaks. another thing is classified and highly classified information that makes it way into the paper that has no business being there. clayton: another is whistle blowers.
something cease as hurting the american people and they go to a member of the press with this information, this raises all sorts of questions about whistleblower laws and protection and whether or not then the press could be, you know, rounded up and subpoenaed and getting access. pete: that's where the press always goes. you are going to round us up. be more responsible what you publish. one man's whistleblower is another man's leaker. clayton: that's the problem. it comes down to your own conscience. whether you deem the information is it going to hurt the troops in the field and our government and american people. abby: i do think times have changed. i do think we used to live in a world where reporters would actually say i'm not going to leak this out. and now we are at a place where there are some fabulous journalists out there that are very respected and i commend them for doing their jobs. many others so concerned about themselves and click bait and them having that breaking story, they don't think about the problems that may have on our national security, how
that may harm people overseas serving this country, for example. that doesn't necessarily cross their mind. and, if it does, their own interest is more important than the country's. pete: that's a good point. two issues there, one broaden what a called journalist is internet, social media, means anyone could get a leak and publish it maybe they didn't have the same responsibilities that former journalists had. you have a journalist class that is of leftist culture that is maybe less invested this idea of patriotic journalist. inknock columbus responsibility to do anything to undermine this president and get even more leaks. we have a double problem there get our arms around it and get rid of self-inflicted wounds in the west wing and justice department. let's not do it to ourselves. clayton: you know who doesn't mine these leaks is maxine waters. she is encouraging the leaks. she thinks it's a good thing. what was on "the view." abby: still on the air by the
way. clayton: tivo is full with all of the past episodes of "the view." here she was talking with joy behar. listen. >> there are a lot of democrats who are disturbed by this because this threatens our national security. are you disturbed by it. >> no, not at all. i am so glad they are telling us what's going on. >> we don't need to hear these conversations. they are confidential. they threaten security. >> i do need to hear this conversations. unfortunately this is his problem. is he in a white house where he has people to work for him don't believe in him, don't like what he is doing and they are trying to tell the american public. >> they are whistle blowers. abby: unbelievable the things that come out of that woman's mouth. already gotten to a point you have democrats who don't want to associate themselves with her and the things that she says. you talk about a patriot. you talk about someone who wants to serve this country as she is doing, right, as a representative of the united states. how do you make comments like that encouraging these leaks to happen hopefully so you can impeach the president. where do we get to the place that's okay to say. clayton: she is excited about
it he is working in a white house that has people working for him that don't believe in him. pete: it is the unfiltered view minds on the left who truly want this president to fail. the ends justify the means. so leaks, you know, would be horrible against the democratic president. but they are fine against a republican president because we want him to fail. we want to impeach him. this is the partisan she represents the mind of a partisan democrat who wants to impeach the president. there is more of them out there than you think. there really are max seen waters the unfiltered mouth piece for them. abby: unbelievable. other headlines we are following this morning starting with a fox news alert. we have now learned the name of an american soldier lost at sea. the u.s. navy now identifying lieutenant steven hopkins who is the chief engineer on board the uss. he was reported missing on tuesday during a routine operation in the south china sea. the search was suspended yesterday after nearly 80 hours. and thousands of workers at a
plant in mississippi overwhelmingly rejecting an effort to canton plant voting 2 to 1 to reject united auto workers despite the union national campaign and nissan of breaking labor laws. instead workers are choosing to represent themselves and nissan is in hopes of staying more economically competitive. also, this chicago mayor rahm emanuel department of justice withhold millions of dollars of federal funds for sanctuary cities. the city is filing a lawsuit claiming chicago citizens are at risk when f. they denied the federal grant to buy police equipment. all this despite chicago's open refusal to work with the feds to deport potentially dangerous illegal immigration criminals. president trump kicking off 17 days working vacation at his private golf club in bedminster, new jersey. traveling with daughter ivanka and jared kushner while holding granddaughter's hand
with grandson joseph behind. such adorable photos. empty oval office. workers are working to replace the 27-year-old heating and cooling system. abby: it will be nice to get that done. pete: nowhere is fun without airconditioning. abby: especially in august the swamp. pete: take a look at the "boston globe" in morning, forget scenic trump in the land of spray tans. pete: basically a new jersey hit piece. this is what the article went on to say. in selecting new jersey to vacation, trump, a billionaire home body, despite his jet setting reputation will set settle for the slack of golf balls and a chirping of birds on a own golf course in a state that con juries spray tans, snooki, muscle shirts and sopranos, traffic jams and
toll plazas. clayton: i do have a spray tan and i do wear tank tops and i'm proud of it "boston globe" hit piece on new jersey is ridiculous. it's the garden state. it's a beautiful state. once you get outside of the craziness of manhattan, that whole area. pete: and off the turnpike. abby: some people call it dirty jersey. clayton: best tomatoes in the country. pete: reputation jersey is what it is. i went to school in new jersey, it's beautiful. i get it tank tops, snooki. should men wear tank tops? clayton: if you are mowing the law. want to sweat. get out there. i don't wear tank tops. abby: what do you think? do you guys love tank tops? i would love to hear what our viewers think. pete: what's your favorite jerseyism. abby: the "boston globe" was trying to criticize president
trump by criticizing new jersey. is that fair? clayton: he should be going to martha's vineyard. steve: he is not -- clayton: america the beautiful. pete: what do you love about new jersey? what stereotype do you embrace the most? >> not mine. abby: can you sip lattes in new jersey. clayton: you can sip whatever you want in new jersey nobody cares. abby: get as much spray tan as you want. clayton: kind people. pete: sort of after blunt straight to your face. another stock market surging. what's behind the gains? we will break it down next. pete: the president isn't the only world leader. putin is taking a break. it's not new jersey. pete: that's a classic ♪ vacation all i ever wanted ♪ vacation had to get away ♪
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♪ ♪ >> this week the dow jones industrial average reached an all-time high. in may, the unemployment rate hit a 16-year low. prosperity is coming back to our shores because we are putting american workers and families first. clayton: that's president trump making good on promises making major milestones this week. the academy added over 1 million jobs since he took office. this after the dow hits sixth straight record high. what's behind all of these gains and can all of the winning continue? joining me now with insight is economics editor john hilsenwrath. >> good morning. thanks for having me. clayton: candidate trump used to say on the campaign trail when you talk about 4.9% unemployment rate, phony number. one of the biggest lies in all of politics.
he would say i think it's more like 42% unemployment. now is he championing these numbers. he loves them. he is tweeting about them. what's changed? >> what's changed is that he became president. and, you know, we usually see this in campaigns when bill clinton was running for president in 1992, it's the economy, stupid. how horrible the economy was. and obviously when he became president, when we got good numbers, he pointed to them, that's exactly what this president is doing. i think the change in his attitude is a little bit more stark, perhaps, than previous ones. but, you know, the other thing that's changed is the economy is doing very well. we had a good run of jobs growth even before he became president. but now we do have stock prices hitting new highs. consumer confidence is picking up. so, you know, despite all the noise you hear in washington these days, out there in real america in the private sector, the economy is not doing that bad. clayton: so we see consumer
confidence. also we have seen some interesting numbers about hiring low wages employees, also seeing some wages increases which is great. can president trump hang his hat on that? is it a result of stuff that is he doing or just a cyclical nature of this economy? what too you say based on your experience? >> a lot of what is happening is a continuation of trends that were in place before. so i don't think he can take full credit for it. so, you know, right now, we're adding about 180, actually the number was 182,000 jobs a month. so far this year. last year the average was 184,000 jobs a month. so we're exactly in line with where we were last year. but there is more optimism and the stock prices are rising. so, you know, i think he can take some pride and comfort in what's happening but he cannot take full credit for the economy that he has got right now. clayton: you know, businesses are encouraged and excited
about what tax reform could be coming down the turnpike so to speak. >> right. clayton: this stock surge that we have seen hitting this major milestone. do you see this continue and do you see a disconnect? i keep wondering because i hear people like mark could cubn and others getting nervous about the economy. yet you see the stock market surging. what's going on here? >> underneath the surface we spend so much time every day all day talking about what's happening here in washington and democrats this and republicans that. the truth is, you know, out there in the private sector, in the global economy, things are getting better. and most importantly profits are rising. global profits are rising. you know, for one, the few times in this expansion we have the whole world moving in the same direction. europe has been in and out of recession really for the last 10 years. their economy is finally starting to get moving. the chinese economy is stabilized. so, you know, i think we have
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♪ ♪ clayton: welcome back to quick headlines for you. the white house formally telling the united nations the united states is getting out of the paris climate accord. president trump claiming it's a bad deal for america. >> the paris agreement would have cost america millions of lost jobs and billions and billions of lost dollars. and put us at a permanent economic disadvantage. it's a catastrophe. clayton: the withdrawal likely won't be complete until 2020.
the year 2024 air force one will be replaced using two new planes, the u.s. air force and boeing striking a deal to replace the current air force one with several parts already -- with parts from several already built jets. at a discounted price for taxpayers. the deal comes after criticism from president trump in the past about the high cost of replacing air force one. abby? pete? pete: thanks, clayton. abby: maxine waters still talking about impressing president trump. stake a listetake a listen. >> there are rumors you might be running for president in 2020. do you want to make an announcement. >> that's simply a rumor, everybody. >> oh. >> i am not running for anything except the impeachment of trump. [cheers and applause] pete: well, there you have it joining us to react is conservative filmmaker and author of the big lie dinesh d'souza. thanks for joining us this morning. you heard maxine in her own
waters, she is running for the impeachment of president trump. she sort of in some ways elm bodies the extreme perspective of the left these days. will they ever get past it or are they stuck ton? >> in some ways i agree that maxine waters is an outlier. i think she also reflects a more mainstream sentiment. this was actually encouraged even by obama and hillary in the period leading up to and the immediate aftermath of the election that trump is somehow illegitimate. and i think if -- i think that's been the perspective of a lot of democrats. and one of the reasons i talk about fascism in my new book is that the premise is that trump is some sort of a fascist. and the republican party reflects this fascist sensibility. and obviously if that's the case, remember hitler was elected in 1933, the idea is that the democrats are justified in talking about impeachment, justified in trying to mount a sort of quasi coo against trump. even if there is no real
underlying offense. abby: yeah. and even if it really has zero impact on the potential future of the democratic party. i listened to that statement, and i can't help but think about the governor of west virginia that came out and changed his party two nights ago. i know you watched that a lot of people were surprised by it but he said look, the democrats lost me. i can only best serve this state of west virginia by switching parties and becoming a republican governor. that just gives us a sense dinesh the mood of the democrats focusing on impeachment and focused on hitting the production as much as they can without a message. where is that going to go for the democrats? >> well, i think it's a road to disaster for them. the extremist wings of the party have taken over. and i don't just mean in terms of their tactics, but also ideologically, the democratic party has moved sharply to the left even after obama. and he was quite a leftist himself. pete: dinesh your new book
"the big lie" they call them anti-if a, anti-fascist. you lay out an argument that fascism actually lives on the left. that's where its roots come from. tell us about it? >> certainly we can see that the tactics that these anti-if a guys look at them. they wear blacks, costumes. they carry baseball bats and bike locks as weapons. they threaten and intimidate and use violence on the campus as well as in the cities. so they are the closest resim ambulance today to mussolini's black shirts of the 1920s or hitler's brown shirts of the 1930s. so these are the main difference, i think is, that the old fascists were proud to call themselves fascists. but the new fascists march under the banner of antifascism. pete: interesting. i think people in our audience see the full title is the nazi roots of the american left. any time you hear that word you rear back.
the argument is the atrocities of the nazis is not what you are accusing the left of. collectism is an idea of the left. >> fascism has been somehow wrongly been portrayed as something on the right. but the right is for individual rights and limited government. and nothing could be more anti-fascist than that. the true meaning of fascism is collective advised state power. and that sounds a little bit more like what the left stands for. abby: the title grabs your attention. dinesh d'souza thank you for your time. >> my pleasure. pete: the president out of the swamp and back with the american people. >> we didn't win because of russia. we won because millions of patriotic americans voted to take back their country. pete: does anyone here speak russian? what did voters think of the west virginia speech? lee carter has the brand new dials next. abby: plus republican voters sick and tired of congress failing to advance the president's agenda.
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clayton: welcome back to "fox & friends." this is a great story. gather up the kids. wake up grandma because this is a really interesting story out of virginia beach. a guy named bob hagman down there. he is a republican. is he furious over the bill of goods that he thinks the republican party sold him during the campaign. he donated money to republicans to help them win so they could repeal and replace obamacare. now that they have failed, he is suing them for fraud. abby: he is saying that they -- the republican party has raised millions of dollars which they did on this promise of if we get in power the first thing we will do is repeal and replace obamacare. he is saying this is total fraud. pete: it's great stuff. rnc the virginia republican party. the state party chairman and two committee men in virginia exactly what he said. i gave all this money. the endless emails and speeches you are going to repeal and it never did. perfect sentiment of every
grassroots out there. we have majorities we are going to do it and then they didn't. you know what i'm going to court. clayton: i would love to get our team this weekend, tomorrow we can have a lawyer on to talk about this. abby: how far can this go? clayton: how many doors does this open? abby: how many more will do this feel just as upset giving money hoping they will fulfill their promises and nothing happens. it. pete: it's totally symbolic. i love the sentiment of it screw you guys. abby: shows how angry some of the american people are. we talk about this all the time. any other type of business you would be fired. so his only option right now is to sue because these people are still on their jobs on vacation. clayton: they work for him and hire a pest control company to clean things up and they don't do their job you want your money back or sue them take them to small claims court to get your money back. pete: maybe he will get it back. abby: other headlines we are
following. martin shkreli now convicted of security fraud. is he not going quietly. the former pharmaceutical ceo caught on live stream bragging about his wealth and even shrugging off jail time to a reporter. take a listen. >> what if it turns out that you are sentenced to jail time. how do you think you are going to cope with that? obviously -- >> i'm not so sure that's true. >> it definitely will be different. >> okay. thanks for your advice. abby: shkreli was found guilty of three of eight counts of security and wire fraud last year. he notoriously hiked the price of a life saving drug by 5,000%. he faces 20 years behind bars. many new york city cops are boycotting dunkin' donuts. have you heard this story after officers were denied service. store employees in manhattan telling the "new york post" little to no officers have come in for coffee. this after a worker allegedly told two officers, quote: i don't serve cops as they waited in line at a brooklyn
store. dunkin' donuts has issued an apology but it's unclear if the worker will face any kind of discipline. unbelievable. and vladimir putin is vacationing again. and, yes, he is shirtless. the russian president has been kicking back in the mountains of siberia. the 64-year-old photograph going shirtless to fish, sun bathe and even swim. this isn't his first time visiting the region. here is he in 2009 where the famous photo of him riding a horse with no shirt was taken. that picture has lived on forever. clayton: it's beautiful right now in siberia. check in with rick reichmuth for the forecast in siberia this morning. rick: i don't know. you stumped me again, clayton. clayton: siberian weather forecast. abby: a lot of downpours, rick, including right here. rick: here a lot of the west. monsoonal activity which we love it's the rainy season we need the rain. we have had too much of it. flooding around las vegas yesterday certainly problematic. tropics, got to remember in hurricane season. not all that active.
obviously. it gets active right around now. we have two things we are watching. one here in across parts of the caribbean. this bought bottom moisture is going to move in towards the western part of the caribbean and eventually into the gulf of mexico. we will watch that one closely. another one we are likely going to see form into a storm that's out here, one of the waives coming off of africa. getting to that active point. everybody needs to be watching, especially along the eastern seaboard. right now the eastern seaboard is one big line of storms that moved through the cold front sagging down to the south. good news, that will drop your temperatures and humidity way down. we have temperatures here for highs tomorrow only into the 60's. here we are in august. feels like fall. abby: here i was hoping for tank top weather. rick: it will be back, don't worry. clayton: we want to bring in lee carter.
clayton: the president on vacation 17 days in new jersey. before he left on vacation he was in west virginia back to the area that pushed him over the top that pushed him into the presidency to talk about the washington swamp. wee want to play some sound and get your dial. >> the in washington who oppose our movement are the exact same people who gave us one terrible trade deal after another. [crowd boos] >> who gave us one foreign policy disaster after another. and who sacrificed our sovereignty our wealth and our jobs. they gave them away. [crowd boos] we don't need advice from the washington swamp. clayton: what were the grades on that? >> you can see republicans gave it a plus. independents a b and democrats an f.
republicans love the notion of draining the swamp. that's why he is in office. independents are not willing to give him a complete pass because they want to see him doing something. this speech was the worse i have seen democrats dial in quite some time. the last two weeks has certainly taken their toll. abby: why do you think that is? >> the last two weeks have been really tough. this belief about russia has taken hold on the left. independents are starting to get what they believe right now. pete: next one is he talked a lot about patriotism as he often does. here is the next clip. >> we didn't win because of russia. we won because of you, that, i can tell you. [cheers and applause] we won because we totally outworked the other side. we won because millions of patriotic americans voted to take back their country. >> no doubt the democrats hated this one this comes after the governor of that
state changed parties to the republican side. >> that's right. whenever he gives things back to the people. when he hears the people talk about why that's there it resonates. it resonated with republicans and independents they gave it a minus. democrats are on the floor because they are buying into the idea on russia. one in four people believe something terrible happened with russia. one in four say nothing happened. 2 in 4 say they don't know what to believe. clayton: it's really confusing. >> it's really confusing the folks. clayton: talked about the prosecutor in this russian investigation, bob mueller and says he shall now look into hillary clinton's deleted emails. let's play that. >> what the prosecutors should be looking at are hillary clinton's 33,000 deleted emails. clayton: see the democrats plunge down. >> no surprise. they are like enough already with hillary clinton. she lost. democrats gave an f. republicans gave it an a while
independents gave it a b minus. independents are say a little bit let's lay off hillary clinton. clayton: republicans are squarely with limb. independents, these grades b, b minus, b. are better than we saw oftentimes in the campaign. is he gaining on independents? we know where the democrats are what are you seeing? >> independents have been tracking with republicans the whole time. directionally they are still doing that. their support is softening because they are not sure what to believe. they really want to see something get done. healthcare is really frustrating for folks. really want to see tax reform to happen. while they are blaming it on the swamp they want to see him be a leader and get something done. they are not quite as optimistic as they might have been before. that said, they still are directionally going with republicans and his base. abby: that's well said. lee, great to have you on this morning. >> thanks so much. clayton: attorney general jeff sessions sending a message to leakers in washington. don't do it or you are will be prosecuted. but will that be enough to stop them?
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abby: so county administration finally flush out of the culprits. joining us now is anchor and attorney gregg jarrett. nobody better to break down this topic. this is one of the biggest issues the white house is facing right now is cracking down on these leaks. what did you make of the attorney general's statement yesterday. is that going to do anything? >> yeah. for about a day. you might deter leakers for 24 hours and then they will be back at it the department of justice does need to vigorously go after leakers because look at what's been leaked. classified information, intelligence information, national security information. all of those are serious felonies punishable by 10 years behind bars. and even if it's none of those categories, converting government property to your personal use and conveying it to somebody else is a different felony, punishable by at least one year behind bars. abby: what can they do then? can they do like a lie detector test. >> sure. abby: what are the tactics
they can put in place. >> when you work at the white house, you have to sign all kinds of essentially contracts of employment. and one of them is you cooperate with all investigations and, if warranted, consent to a polygraph. so, yeah, sit people down, hook them up, start asking questions. look, in this day and age, there is such a paper trail electronically that you can narrow down the people who had access to those transcripts. clayton: speaking of paper trails bob mueller special investigator right now looking into the white house and possible collusion with the russian government for the election has impaneled -- put a grand jury together for this. >> in washington, d.c. clayton: in washington, d.c. now, judge napolitano, our friends here at the network says he is in favor of a grand jury because it legitimizes the investigation. you are able to go after subpoenaed documents in a way that moves beyond just voluntarily handing over documents. have you a different take on this. i would love to hear it.
>> i disagree. grand juries are the most undemocratic device ever created. they are completely one sided. the defense is not allowed to be there. there is no crx. cross-examination. it excludes exculpatory evidence. there are no rules of evidence. everything that would be inadmissible at a trial is admissible in front of a grand jury. it's a charade. abby: look how things went for donald trump. 11,000 votes. >> there he did, 4% of the vote. hillary clinton gets 93% of the vote. i dare say there is not a single person on that grand jury who likes donald trump. it's inherently unfair. he should have used the virginia grand jury that is already convened for michael flynn. clayton: you will find the 12 people, 16 people in d.c. that voted for trump. greg, great to see you this
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were security clearances to sell out our country. >> we will find you. we will investigate you. we will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law. >> we are talking about sensitive classified information that impayrolls the safety of all of us. >> w they want to injure the president. that's very clear. they ought to be punished because it's a betrayal of their own. >> big day for the economy,
the dow gained 67 to finish for new record high for eighth day in a row. >> have you got to point to the donald trump rally. since election day and notice i didn't say inauguration day. i said election day. the dow has seen closing records 51 timessage employment rate down to 16 year low. things on course for the economy. we are very pleased with what is going on. >> prosperity is coming back to our shores because we are putting american workers and families first. ♪ ♪ ♪ everybody just have a good time. ♪ and we going to make you lose your mind ♪ everybody just have a good time. abby: you would think we are at the iowa state fair. pete: minnesota state fair. abby: i have been to the iowa one. we have our very own "fox & friends" state fair today.
pete: all across the country washington county minnesota. state fairs everywhere. it's a really fun time in the summer. clayton: fantasy world entertainment set up everything on our plaza. they were explaining new bumper cars. duel joy sticks. state of the art bumper cars. abby: it was pouring 30 minutes ago. the sun has come out. if you are in the area come on out because it's going to be a fun morning. clayton: email us your state fair photos from when you are at the stated fair this summer. what is your favorite food mine is funnel cake. pete: my is cheese kurds. they are the best. you go to restaurants they have cheese kurds. are these state fair? no. otherwise they are mozzarella. abby: i like a friday oreo. we have a test on fried food. we have to figure out what's inside them. clayton: good. abby: when you think about
state fair. clayton: blind taste test. pete: you can get anything spaghetti on a stick. clayton: first headlines. abby: we have serious headlines we want to get to. a fox news alert. we have now learned the name of an american soldier lost at sea. the u.s. navy you identifying lieutenant steve hopkins the chief engineer. hopkins was reported missing on tuesday during a routine operation in the south china sea. the search was suspended yesterday after nearly 80 hours. also this: thousands of workers at nissan plant in mississippi overwhelmingly rejecting an effort to unionize. workers at the canton plant voting 2 to 1 to reject united auto workers despite the union launching national campaign and accusing nissan of breaking labor laws. workers are choosing to represent themselves to nissan in hopes of staying more economically competitive. also this: chicago mayor rahm emanuel taking on president trump over threats i do the
department of justice to withhold millions of dollars funds sanctuary city. chicago citizens are at risk if they are denied the 3.2-million-dollar federal grant to buy police equipment. that you will despite chicago's open refusal to work with the feds to deport potentially dangerous illegal imgrant criminals. and this story we have been talking about all morning. many new jersians fuming over a headline in the boston global for mocking president trump's vacation destination. pokes fun at the garden state with the headline reading this forget scene nic traditions trump vacations in the land of spray tans. trump, a billionaire, home body despite jet setting reputation will settle for the slack of golf balls and chirping of birds on his own golf course spray tans, snooki, muscle shirts, sopranos traffic jams. pete: that's the most elitist thing i have ever heard.
he has been praising where he lifsz. clayton: it's a beautiful state. it's the garden state after all. best toe made toes in the country. abby: he keeps saying tomatoes like that's the only positive. clayton: once you get out of the industrial area of new york city it's a beautiful state. jeff emails and he agrees with the tank top sentiment. he says i love wearing tank top mowing the lawn i get to show off my tattoos and muscles to the ladies passing by and staring. abby: we were debating this morning is it okay for men to wear tank tops? pete: i don't. robert writes and i agree lots of guys who wear them are jerks. [laughter] a. abby: as a woman here can i kind of agree on that. we love them in florida. sun's out, guns out. haven't you seen those tanks tops with that saying on it. pete: that's true, holiday, every day if you have a tank top that matches every outfit then have you too many tank tops. clayton: do you know who is in florida with sun's out guns
out is fox news contributor oh he is not wearing a tank top is he in florida this morning. hey, governor. pete: are you pro-tank top, governor? >> no tank tops, absolutely not. this is a family show. we have to keep it that way. abby: i was going to say what would your daughter say. my dad that would not fly at my house. clayton: i'm out in the lawn cutting the lawn with tank top. abby: governor, you are spot on. thank you for clarifying. clayton: come on, get on board. we will get back to tank tops in a moment. >> please, later. clayton: jeff sessions seems like he is now where he was hamstrung before by some of the president's comments over the past few weeks. would he even have a job we now know he has the support of the president. he was out at the podium talking about leaks and getting to the bottom of this. take a listen. >> let me say that i strongly agree with the president and condemn in the strongest terms the staggering number of leaks
undermining the ability of our government to protect this country. this nation must end this culture of leaks. when few investigations take place, criminal leaks may occur more often and a culture of leaking can take hold. so, today, i have this message for our friends in the intelligence community. the department of justice is open for business, and i have this warning for would be leakers, don't do it. we respect the important role that the press plays and will give them respect. but it is not unlimited. pete: what do you make, governor, he wants to go after the leakers but says the press is not immune. >> the one thing the attorney general might want to do is subsuit the word leaker for criminal. that's what they are. they are not just unhappy with the consequences of the election. they are taking it to a level that is criminal activity. gregg jarrett who has done
some of the most stellar reporting on the entire network regarding some of the legal aspects that are gone on with regard to this and other issues, pointed out just a little bit ago, that it is a criminal activity to take property of the government, possess it as if it is your own and disseminate it as if you have a right to do it. you are violating a number of laws against your own government. this isn't about donald trump this is about a betrayal of trust. the trust that was placed in you and the trust that was given when you get a paycheck. and when people are leaking and giving out unauthorized information, that is protected, i'm not talking about leaking something that is, you know, just embarrassing to the government. that's foolish, but it's not criminal. but when you start taking classified information, information that a president should know is protected in private and leak it out, that's criminal activity. i'm delighted that the attorney general is after these folks. i hope he puts some in prison and serves as an example to others.
abby: i believe there are four charges charged and they are going to start using interesting spy tactics to crack down to get at these rats which is probably the biggest problem that the white house faces. we love your reaction as well to a big moment that happened two days ago, the governor of west virginia. i'm sure you watched it when he was speaking before president trump there. and surprised a lot of people by saying, look, i'm a democratic governor. i have been. the party has lost me. they have left me behind. i am now switching parties. i'm going to become a republican governor. that's how i feel i can best serve this state. you have been a governor, a good governor huckabee, give us a sense of your reaction to that. >> it's a very significant situation because this governor was just elected a year ago. he realizes there is no place for a guy like him in the democratic party. i mean, west virginia is an energy state. democrats have declared war on our own domestically produced energy. how can he continue to say i want to be a part of a party that's going to put many people in my state out of work and on the unemployment line? democrats also are closing
their ranks on ideological positions like abortion. they have become the party of proabortion. republicans are pro-life. but there are some republicans who aren't. i wish they were pro-life. we still allow them in the party. people who are pro-life are not even welcome in the democratic party anymore. abby: what does that mean for joe manchin because he is up for a big election in way. as you know it's an important state. you know, they have moved a little bit more to the right. it's become more of a red state. is he going to feel pressure to switch parties, too? >> i just don't know how a person who has deep convictions about the values of this state, not only the economic values but the social values of this state, that in west virginia, it's still a very pro-life state. it's an old fashioned traditional morals state. i don't know how a person could continue to be in good
conscience a democrat in that environment and embrace leaders like nancy pelosi. chuck schumer, max seep watters. my gosh, how did she become a leader of anything? this is all bizarre to me. pete: speaking of maxine waters she has a different view as you would imagine on all of these developments. this is what she had to say. >> dear lord i hope so. >> many of these people believe is he going to bring back the coal industry. it is not going to happen. they stick with him not because they think he is going to change government as such. i think they stick with him because he has made them believe that somebody else is responsible for their problems. >> yes. >> but these small towns and these areas where the stores have closed down, the jobs have left, it is those people over there, i'm going to build a wall, i'm going to keep those people out. they are the cause of your problem. they are getting something for nothing. it's not you and they believe that. clayton: governor you, your reaction? >> one of the things that i
find myself saying when i watch maxine waters, the only thing that is more troubling than when a person is attempting to be funny and they are not, is when a person is attempting to be serious and they are taken to be a joke. maxine waters is becoming a source of great hilarity for comments. this is a great example. here is a person who under obama had 8 years of seeing energy policies dramatically shift. let's be honest it favored nations like russia because they are in full production. we were scaling ours back. when people want to talk about how russia is involved. donald trump's energy policy is a gut punch to russia. there is nothing that is more devastating to them than taking their energy capacity away by our being the energy producer that sells to europe and asia and that provides for our own domestic needs. why didn't maxine get that? why don't democrats get that?
that's why they are not in power and they are losing what little they have. clayton: governor, i want to get you out of here on this. we had a governor from virginia this morning. guy suing the republican party. is he a republican suing the republican party for fraud and racketeering. he donated a lot of money to them to get them to repeal and replace obamacare. they failed him. he wants his money back. now he is taking them to court. >> too many lawyers in our world and this is just giving one more of them something to do. look, i share his frustration. i just don't share the methodology that we go and sue the party. i think we throw some of these folks out. and we repeal and replace members of congress. if they can't repeal and replace obamacare. abby: amen to that governor, good to see you this morning. have a great saturday. >> it's a great point. maxine waters says we don't believe these jobs can come back. president trump says we can maybe if we change the business environment. clayton: debbie wasserman shultz defending her decision to keep an it staff under
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ clayton: welcome back. debbie wasserman shultz is defending her decision to keep an it staff on her payroll even after she was informant he was under investigation for fraud. speaking to the sun sentinel becauser isman schultz said this i believe i did the right thingenned i would do it again. there are times you can't be afraid to stand alone and stand up for what's right. if there is one thing that i make sure that i maintain it's my integrity, end quote. here now the former presidential writer for george
w. bush ned ryun. >> did she just say the word integrity? clayton: you are laughing. >> i am laughing. debbie wasserman shultz using the word integrity this is the woman who had very interesting behavior when she was running the dnc and how she rigged the primary toward hillary clinton and she has all the audacity to talk about integrity. the most amazing thing to me is all the democrats were working for fired them. she did not fire them until the day this guy was caught trying to flee the country out of dulles airport. clayton: let's talk about some of the red flags that are here because debbie wasserman shultz defending her decision and here are. so issues according to the daily caller. the family has been accused of bankruptcy fraud, life insurance fraud, tax fraud and extortion. here is another one: families collected $5 million since 2004. wired 283,000 to do so pakistan after being denied once before. they were trying to get this money out of the country after he was caught. he was allegedly double
charged the house for it equipment. he charged the american people for it equipment. >> that's all small ball. there are implications right now these brothers had access to servers and emails of members of the house intel committee and foreign affairs. there is evidence that they were uploading email into a cloud server. this is national security implications. this is -- there is also whispers of blackmail, were they blackmailing members of congress. there are a lot of different implications. forget about fraud, forget about bank fraud and stealing equipment. national security implications. whispers there are foreign states involved. clayton: why is she defending him? i don't get it. she says she is going to stand up for what's right? >> this goes back to, again, there is ongoing investigation. all of this is trying to figure out what's going on. i think there might be some emails that she wishes they didn't have access to. there might be blackmail involved. it is kind of curious. >> because other it workers on the hill have said if we did a tenth of what these brothers have done, we would already be
in handcuffs. clayton: not only that you know, smashing computers. smashing hard drives. >> hard drives. clayton: before the fbi gets them. here is kimberly strassel she has been reporting on this and writing great pieces in the "wall street journal." she says the media has largely ignored this. the ho-hum "new york times" piece overblown washington story typical of mid summer. even without evidence of espionage or blackmail this audit to be enormous scandal. does she have a point. >> she does have a point. they have tried to do a black out. trying to make it seem this story doesn't exist. they try to black it out but thankfully people are starting to understand more of what this story is about. clayton: ned, great to see you this morning. hillary clinton's grieving supporters still having a hard time to accept that she has lost. they found a new way to cope, a hug. we'll explain. this story has a lot of you fired up. a veteran told to remove an american flag that covered his
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final cut in his pro-golf day pew. better than me. finally, seven, that's how many football greats will be inducted in the football hall of fame in ohio tonight. kurt warner, terrell davis, jason taylor, darryl jones, morton anderson. holy smokes does he deserve it and kenny easily all receiving their gold jackets last night. abby: great photo. pete: guys you watched going into the hall of fame. abby: so true. outrage is growing after a u.s. navy veteran is told to remove an american flag that has covered his mailbox for years now. pete: the homeowner's association in tallahassee sending jom hack cert a letter saying the mailbox does not line with their aesthetic values. whatever those are. the navy vet is firing back. retired navy officer john ackert. good to have you with us. >> good morning. abby: thank you for your service. tell us what's going on here. >> well, i moved into this community called south wood in
tallahassee here about four years ago. and when i did, i put -- i went up to ace hardware and got an american flag wrap and put it on the mailbox. it stayed there for four years and nobody said anything about it my neighbors never complained about it then i got this sort of nasty gram from the homeowner's association here stating that i have 15 days to remove it or i would face some sort of dire consequences, fines, a lack of privileges at the tennis courts, et cetera, et cetera. i thought this was a little bit of legal bullying and i quite frankly felt that their position was wrong. i don't think there is anything wrong in displaying an american flag. pete: of course. i think a lot of our viewers feel the same way. here is what the homeowner's associatioassociation had to sa. one of the goals of the srca
is to protect the aesthetic appeal and property values of the neighborhood. to accomplish this provisions have been established by the board of directors. so, aesthetic appeal. apparently the american flag is detrimental to the aesthetic appeal to your neighborhood. why now? why do you think this has come up and they are coming after you now? >> oh, i don't know. i understanding that they might have a new compliance officer. as i understand it, she is a very nice young lady who has been given a list by the board of directors of things to write up. and perhaps she just felt that this was part of her job. and i respect that fully, however, i disagree with the fact that an american flag anywhere is going to destroy the aesthetic value of anything. abby: john, you meet with the hoa on tuesday this next week. what do you think will happen from here? >> well, i'm hoping -- i
understanding i have a lot of support, a lot of emails. i'm going to go before the board and i'm going to make my appeal and my appeal essentially is going to be this: i will go there with my flag wrap in my hand. and i will show it to them that i have taken it off. and i will admit that i did violate one of their covenants or restrictions but quite honestly i didn't know that and as i said the flag has been there for four years and nobody complained. but i will also ask them to change the rules and to allow the american flag to be put on any and all mailboxes in this community. pete: john ackert retired u.s. navy officer still in the fight. i'm sure have you a lot of neighbors and others standing with you. there is no reason why the american flag should ever be seen as a political symbol or aesthetic nuisance for sure.
good luck, sir. abby: thank you for your patience. >> thank you very much. pete: coming up, rolling stone loves him but canadian prime minister justin trudeau has a problem on its hands. canada is overflowing with immigrants and they have nowhere to put them. abby: hillary clinton's grieving supporter still has a hard time she lost the election. they found a new way to cope. a hug. we will explain this whole story next. pete: i think it's cuddling. it's my favorite thing to do on the show. it's true. eat. the state fair is coming to us between awesome fried food. we have it on the plaza. rick is already there. i will be out there in t minus now. ♪ it's time to rethink what's possible. rethink the experience. rethink your allergy pills. flonase sensimist allergy relief uses unique mistpro technology
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♪ ♪ what's the word ♪ word up ♪ ♪ pete: sick on rides. abby: i was thinking that. clayton: state fair on our plaza. abby: we have entire state fair on our plaza in new york city. might be the first time new york city has had a state fair. as you said, these are brand new state of the art bumper carts.
>> dual joy sticks. pete: i like the some are slow and some are really fast. clayton: metal so they jar you quite a bit. abby: we will be out there in a few minutes. clayton: crazy story in california place in venice beach. there is a place called the love dome which is a professional cuddling room where people can go to overcome personal phobias. people who are living with autism go to these places. pete: so there is legitimate reasons to go. abby: actually quite helpful think about the human touch and interactorring with different people. for many it's quite a helpful thing. pete: unless other people who want to take it over and start using it for other nefarious reasons. pete: or for their own political therapy you might say. the headline in rolling stone about this phenomenon says why professional cuddling is booming under trump. apparently this cuddling industry i didn't know about it some have legitimate and other is interesting. deeper in the article.
since the election, cuddle sanctuary which another place. clayton: love dome. pete: love dome is part of it. 252 new clients following election day. the usual wednesday night cuddle workshop following the decision of the election was dubbed the election detox five of the 21 attendees were new. they are saying cuddling is cool now because have you got to recover in a safe space. abby: we are almost a year from the election. almost the end of the summer. people are still trying to find different ways to cope to overcome. i think a lot of people were so shocked that president trump ultimately won the election. they were still talking about this. clayton: here is my idea. this place is for legitimate reasons for people who actually need it. and then have you some other people who see it as an opportunity to go and like pick up dates. they are like hey, i'm going to go find. -- i can't find a boyfriend or girlfriend. i'm going to go down to the love dome. abby: it's not cheap. you may $80 for a session. pete: cost of dinner. someone else equally
frustrated by the trump -- pete: like the cost of dinner in los angeles. that's where this is. abby: people would rather cuddle than going to dinner. pete: i would rather cuddle than going to dinner. abby: it definitely is worth a read. you guys are going to go out to the state fair and i'm going to bring you other headlines we are following. urgent search and rescue for several u.s. marines lost off the coast of australia. still unclear what happened. u.s. officials are calling it aircraft mishap. we will keep you up to date on any word we get on that search. 16 military servicemen were killed in a plane crash in mississippi. nobody killed anybody, that's the plea from baltimore residents and they ask for 72 hour cease-fire. the violence is so rampant in the city. community members are making an entire weekend without a homicide. baltimore is averaging one murder every single day and already on pace to set its own
homicide record in the year 2017. and is hillary clinton set out to finishing what she historically failed to do in 2016. >> resist, insist, persist, enlist. abby: clinton reportingly enlisting two former aides from her presidential campaigns to work consultants new political group on ward together. sparking more rumors that she could run again for the presidency in 2020. and beware of the squirrels. that is the warning coming from a top indiana school to avoid mishaps like this one. >> oh. abby: indiana university now issuing a statement saying there have been reports of aggressive squirrels on campus. the school is urging students to avoid feeding the furry animals to keep them from becoming dependent and even angry. tossing it outside now to the state fair. rick, what's going on? how is the weather?
rick: we do have a state fair. state fair season going on. weather problematic today. pick cities as cross northeast and mid-atlantic. big storms move through earlier this morning. behind that will be more clear. interior sections seeing a few showers throughout the afternoon. down across the southeast front move through also humidity levels way down but right along the gulf we will be watching some of the showers again. here in toward the central plains get ready for potential for flooding big storms moving through especially parts of kansas and in towards missouri. clayton: here a fun fact for you. did you know egyptians invented deep trying. rick: are you serious? rick: do we have someone here who knows more about this. >> celebrity chef take this dish and twist it deep trying of our favorite foods to the next level. >> nothing is more quintessential than fried food on the boardwalk on fairs. that's what we are doing
today. i call what did i fry? clayton: what did i fry? >> i brought tasty cakes. deep fry tasty kake. quick and simple treats that your family loves. i deep fried one each one of these tasty kakes. bite into them and which did i deep fry. honey buns, honey buns, cinnamon rolls or crumbits. >> that's cinnamon roll. >> that is cinnamon roll. clayton: somebody has to host it. ready, what do you guys think? rick: that one. >> ceansd kakes? it is. little bit of peanut butter in there. this is like my absolute feand candy kake. that's not honey buns.
>> whatever it is, it is amazing. clayton: have you stumped them. pete: i feel like it's the krimpits. >> everything is better friday. can we confirm that? >> i this so. too. tasty kakes even more. the secret is the batter and trying oil and, of course, what you are trying too. rick: one more? >> there is one more. i forgot,. >> honey buns is the last one. >> it doesn't matter. taste it that's all that counts is that you are tasting it. >> this tastes like the state fair. >> the county fair? clayton: fantastic. pete: this is honey bun. >> it all mixes up it's so good. i stumped you. that's the cinnamon roll, actually. clayton: it's being dulled by the fridayness. pete: it's fantastic.
rick: next segment is why do i fry what i fry? >> treadmill segment. clayton: why do you put them in there it's already cooked. >> if you don't know what type of batter to make pancake batter like classic put it in there and deep fry it a little powder sugar at the end. pancake batter is my secret. pete: pancake batter. i was going to ask that question. >> best batter in the world. clayton: you are a genius and i don't throw that word around lightly. thanks for feeding these guys. they are really wasting away. we will be back with more. thank you to fantasy world entertainment for setting all of this up out here. abby, are you jealous? abby: how is that healthy diet going that you keep telling me about every weekend? rick says i'm trying to be healthy. clayton: starts on monday. abby: coming up next on the rundown, what is it like to work under our new chief of staff john kelly, he says he is the best in the business. plus, rolling stone loves him but canadian prime minister justin trudeau has a big
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pete: absolutely. one week on the job, a difficult one as chief of staff, based on what you know about him and his background. what do you think this last week has been like? >> well, i would say for everybody on the staff it's probably been a pretty tremendous week. you know, john kelly is a very high energetic individual. and, pete, you know his type of -- type a general officer. and coming over there to the white house. i'm sure that -- i'm sure that he has pretty well squared things away the first week. it will be interesting to see where he goes from here. >> sure, absolutely. tell us how you first met with him. how did you work with him? >> john kelly and i worked together when we were in the legislative arena. and it was about 17 years ago. i was lieutenant colonel john kelly was colonel. he was running marine corps legislative affairs over in the house of representatives.
and even though i was in the army, he became a mentor of mine just because he was the best in the business. and if you wanted to learn your craft, you went to the best in the business and he afforded me the opportunity to kind of learn arm's length. pete: reports out of the white house are schedules are tightened. appointments are being made. folks are told to get in early. you call him the best of the business. what tributes in particular do you think is he emphasizing right now. >> pete, you know i mean you have been there and you have done that general kelly has served this country since 1970 when he came on active duty as a marine enlisted. man. and he has honed his craft his entire life. and just the organizational
skills that he brings to the job, and the ability to communicate effectively with subordinates. he commands respect. he is just the type of individual who has a tremendous personality. his inner communication skills are just phenomenal. and he could speak to anyone, pete. like common person on the street. and infantry men in the fox hole or the president of the united states. pete: and do you believe in that context his life experience has brought him to the point where he would say, mr. president, here is why we shouldn't do that? >> absolutely. you know, you keep hearing all of this noise about chaos here and chaos there. listen, nobody knows chaos more than a warrior. you train for it your entire life. and that's called real chaos. chaos on the battlefield, pete. you know that being a good
rock o --it's a perfect opportu. we are lucky as a country to have him at this place and at this time. pete: you raise such a great point some call it chaos and others call it opportunity. if you manage it and leverage it a lot of things can come out of this. president trump sees a kin in him. thank you for your service. we appreciate it. >> thank you, pete. pete: reporters say crackdown on leaks could violate their constitutional rights. dr. sebastian gorka is here at the top of the hour. canadian prime minister and rolling stone cover boy why can't he be our president they ask. he has another problem though. canada is overflowing with immigrants and they have nowhere to put them. our next guest a legal immigrant says this is why you need limits on immigration legal and illegal ♪ i'm giving all my secrets away
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clayton: welcome back, canada is feeling the impact of their laid back immigration policy. this week refugee shelters became so overcrowded that they were forced to open the none tree olympics stadium for new asylum seekers flowing into this country. abby: is that evidence that open arms policy on immigration is starting to back fire. here to weigh in is author of green card founder and warrior executive director of liberty and american justice nick adams. great to have you with us. >> good morning. abby: what's going on here? >> look, i think canada is finally feeling something that they may not have felt before. i think that this is a self-correction. i think that we're seeing that
when you put out a very strong message and you are unequivocal and make it very clear that people are not going to be rewarded if they do the wrong thing, they end up doing the right thing. obviously, there are lots of people that have left the united states to go now to canada and i just think it's wonderful that the pajama boy prime minister is going to be dealing with all of that in canada. pete: nic, in addition to anybody that may come from the states. have you immigrants coming from elsewhere around the globe as well. this is not just the u.s. >> that's right. there are people everywhere coming in there to canada. look, this is one of the things that happens. when you open the door, when you don't put any restrictions, when you don't put any limits, you end up getting a situation that is completely and entirely out-of-control. that's what we're witnessing now. and i think it's a very cautionary tale for any country and any culture anywhere when it comes to immigration policy. clayton: nick, tell us about
your story for our viewers who aren't familiar as a proud immigrant yourself. >> well, look, i came to the united states because i wanted to be a part of the greatest country in the history of the world. i wanted to come to a country where ambition was encouraged and risks was nurtured and so i came here. it took me a long time to come here, pete. it cost me a lot of money. but if i had to do it again, i would. i followed all the legal processes. i did all the right things. and i'm really insulted by illegal immigrants and people that don't do the right thing being rewarded. abby: immigration is important topic for the president. he campaigned on it the white house backed a new immigration plan this week. i'm sure you saw it. it led to this heated exchange between one of their main sellers of this plan steven miller and jim acosta from cnn. it really was a back and forth of who sounded more ignorant and racist. do we have that bit we can play?
>> your statements also shock another respect too. look at the history of immigration, it's actually ebbed and flowed. we have had periods of very large waives followed by periods of more immigration and less immigration. >> period of right now wants to build walls. >> exactly. >> bring about a sweeping change to immigration. >> surely, jim, you don't actually think a wall affects green card policy. >> talking about how border crossings -- >> -- i want to be serious, jim. do you really not know the difference between green card policy and illegal immigration? >> jim acosta got absolutely schooled. he think he proved if f. brains were dynamite he wouldn't have enough to blow his own nose. it back fired tremendously. he was totally beyond what was being discussed. pete: certainly seeing canada and the united states two different immigration policies and we will see how that plays out. nick adams, president of flag. we appreciate you being here this morning. abby: dr. sebastian gorka
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>> the trump administration is going to war with leakers. the attorney general vowed to bring criminal charges against the leakers who are successfully identified. >> this nation must end this culture of leaks. we will not allow rogue anonymous sources with security clearances to sell out our country. >> we will find you. we will investigate you. we will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law. >> we are talking about sensitive classified information that impayrolls the safety of all of us. >> they want to injure the president. that's very clear. they ought to be punished because it's a betrayal of their oath. >> a big day for the economy. the dow gained 67 to finish at new record high for the eighth day in a row. >> you've got to point to the donald trump rally. since election day -- notice i didn't say inauguration day. i said election day. the dow has seen closing
records 51 times. >> unemployment rate down to 4.3%. back down to 16 year low. things are on course for the economy. we're very pleased with what's going on. >> prosperity is coming back to our shores because we are putting american workers and families first. ♪ ♪ ♪ way on to southern alabama ♪ with the guitar jamming ♪ that's where we're hit ♪ straight up ♪ man i was born a rambling man ♪ california ♪ to oregon ♪ even new york city. abby: we are getting you in the mood this morning for state fairs all across the country with a little rascal flatts. pete: clayton and i are unambiguous. state fairs, county fairs of all kind. popcorn. clayton: and fried food. pete had five different tasty
kakes. pete: fry everything. everything is better friday. abby: clayton, you sore controlled. we do these segments every weekend. rick has been on a diet for years. we have seen how that's gone. [laughter] abby: we eat things on the show. it's tough. you really restrain yourself. clayton: i know it's all down hill. once you start in that one friday twiny, whatever happens, you just start justifying the rest of your afternoon. pete: all goes down hill. worm hole and don't know where you are going. clayton: just enjoy it thank fantasy world entertainment. check in with rick in a short while to see how much more he has eaten and how that diet is going for him. pete: whatever fair did you go to. i grew up going to the minnesota county fair. rides don't pay attention to the ride height. all that stuff. clayton: the problem is 40 years old now and eat one of those krimpits stays with you
for the next 20 years. i want to bring in deputy assistant to president trump dr. sebastian gorka to help elevate the conversation this morning for us. good morning, sir. how are you? >> you are having far too much fun there in new york. abby: too much. clayton: we have to. let's go back to not having fun in washington, d.c. and cracking down on these leakers. we saw attorney general jeff sessions this week unshackled back in front of the podium issuing warnings to those who are trying to undermine the president. look, he said don't do it or you are going to be prosecuted. what lengths will they go to to stop this? >> right, so good morning, everybody. yesterday, we had the four star general, former four star general john kelly give all hands speech first thing to everybody inside the eisenhower executive building that works for the white house. he started the day by saying loose lips sink ships. and if you leak, there will be consequences.
that's a four star marine corps legend. then we have the -- i had a long meeting with the attorney general. and then he had his press conference. the facts are the facts. we have had five times as many criminal indictment referrals to the doj on classified leaking on just the first six months of our administration as opposed to the whole year last year. and he has prioritized these issues. i know the base is concerned sometimes. but these things cannot be done overnight. but the attorney general is a serious man. he has told the fbi, he has told the national security division of the doj this is the priority and there will be results because he will get to the bottom of the leaks. abby: you mentioned general john kelly, a four star general, someone who is still so respected on both sides of the aisle. is he now in as chief of staff. you were there behind closed doors. give us a sense of the mood with him now in charge over the past week. halls the mood changed inside
the west wing of the white house? does it feel like it's more clamped down like people won't be able to get away with the things they might have before? >> well, for those like myself who have nothing to hide we are glad he is there we are sad he left dhs because he made things for dhs. those abiding by federal law when it comes to sensitive and classified information. i think they have got the message and i think you will see things change very rapidly because this is john f. kelly. this is a man you do not toy with. pete: dr. gorka, talk about toying with people. reporters in the white house and elsewhere have been reacting to this crackdown on lease because jeff sessions went a step further saying you know, journalists aren't immune from our scrutiny as well. trusting and understanding their first amendment rights.
but at some point, if you are a part of leaking of information that has national security consequences, there will be consequences for you as well. what can you say about the purview of this influence on reporters as well? >> right, you know, we are not going to talk about the inside baseball right now. what a.g. sessions has planned. he is absolutely right. a democracy thrives upon a free press. it's essential, okay. that's one of the markers between a free society and a society that's a slave society. but the fact is there is a reason that this information is classified. it's not a joke. you are endangering the lives of americans when you release secret or top secret information. just the idea, just the idea that the president of the united states cannot have a confidential phone call with another head of state is outrageous. and when you get democrat politicians on the hill say that that leak is disgraceful, you know we have sunken to a
new low, pete. pete: absolutely. i want to ask you about another angle inside the white house. there have been reports recently that there has been shakeups at the national security council h.r. mcmaster getting rid of some people seen as trump loyalists and keeping obama holdovers there. with concerns about leaks is there any sense in that shuffle where the national security advisor is going with his staff? >> look, the national security advisor is there as the highest ranking advisor, the most senior advisor to the president on national security issues. and he is there to provide a slate of options to the president. we have seen that we have a very robust debate inside the white house. especially on afghanistan. h.r. mcmaster has a team. he has every right to have the people he wants work beneath him. at the end of the day, it's not about h.r. mcmaster. it's not about his team. it's about the president. it's about donald j. trump and commander-in-chief providing him with the requisite options and information. then he decides.
and look at what he has done. whether it's the moab bomb, whether it's the 59 cruise missile strikes and revitalizing of nato what we have done additional whether i russia recently. we have replaced or the president has replaced divisiveness with divisiveness. clayton: dr. gorka, i want to get your take on afghanistan. the longest war in american history at this point. the president has been reluctant to send additional troops to that region, to get bogged down in this morass that it's become. reports are that trump's national security advisors are searching for ways to overcome president's reelectric tawns tans on this issue. are we going to send more troops to afghanistan? >> right now, we're going back to the fundamentals. the president had a very, very robust meeting with his principles in the white house two weeks ago. and then he went to the pentagon and discussed national security issues there. the fact is he is asking the right questions. he comes in to thi this with ths
businessman mentality. he is not ideological. he says okay, what is the relevance of afghanistan to america in terms of national security? and the most important question, clayton, he says we have inherited 16 years, not 8 years, 16 years of bad strategies. i want you to go back to the basics and ask the are your assumptions correct? and if they are not correct, we need to have new plans and we are working on those new plans right now. pete: are the public comments on this accurate that you have got generals wanting more but instincts of this president who didn't run to nation build saying if we send more, those underlying premise cease have been wrong for 16 years. we have been throwing good money at bad and haven't made as much progress as we want. is that tension there and where do you think he comes down? >> there is a healthy debate. it's not just mudge the generals and the president. it's amongst the civilians and principles. it's a healthy robust debate. we don't have group think. think about it. we have had an administration
read the memoirs of panetta and robert gates. we have had indivisiveness for eight years. there were principle meetings in the white house if you read those books where they had meetings on libya, for example, that lasted three and a half hours and then nobody took a decision. well, that doesn't happen under donald j. trump. so, you know, we will get to the right decision. the president will take action. and he just wants to have the simple question answered. why do these countries matter, like afghanistan. what is doable and what should we do and those are the right questions to ask. clayton: meetings that last three and a half hours are never fruitful. pete: but shows that last four hours are. >> as long as you have your friday twinkies. be a that be is exactly right. sebastian gorka, always good to have you with us. >> thanks, abby. abby: starting with a fox news alert. we just learned that 23 u.s. marines have been rescued after the plane they were on apparently crashed off the coast of australia. three service members are still missing at this hour.
u.s. officials are calling it an aircraft mishap involving a plane similar to the one that you see here. stay with "fox & friends" for any updates on this surge. we will make sure to bring it to you. you may recall just last month 16 military servicemen were killed in a plane crash in mississippi. and now to another fox news alert. we have learned the naming of an american sailor lost at sea. the u.s. navy now identifying lieutenant steven hopkins the chief engineer on board the uss. reported missing on tuesday during a routine operation durininthe south china sea. the search resuspended yesterday after nearly 80 hours. martin shkreli known as pharma bro is convicted of security fraud. caught on live stream following his conviction bragging about his wealth and even shrugging off jail time to a reporter. listen to this. >> what if it turns out that you are sentenced to jail time. how do you think you are going
to cope with that? it's obviously very -- >> i'm not so sure it's true. >> it definitely will be different. >> thanks for your advice. clayton: he doesn't think that going to prison will be different than he lives now? abby: he will learn quickly. he was found it's of securities and wire fraud last year. he hiked the price of a life saving drug by 5,000%. president trump giving off 17 day working vacation at private golf club at bedminster, new jersey. traveling with his daughter ivanka andson jared kushner. there is he seen holding arabella's hand with the grandson close behind them. adorable photos. renovations underway at the white house. aide tweeting this photo of empty oval office. crews are working to replace the 27-year-old heating and cooling system. pete: i want to know what that is. clayton: because they have 10 year.
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♪ ♪ >> this week the dow jones industrial average reached an all-time high, never ever has it been so high. in may, the unemployment rate hit a 16-year low. and last quarter real g.d.p. growth increased to 2.6%. prosperity is coming back to our shores because we're putting american workers and families first. clayton: don't let that furled brow fool you. abby: he does have a serious look. pete: the white house has been trying to push out new economic numbers. it's fantastic numbers, over 200,000 jobs added. and the most, i don't believe it's 22 -- the dow is up above 22,000. abby: first time in history. unbelievable. pete: jobs added 209,000. we have the most employment in this country that we have ever
had in the history of this country. as far as the economic bump, the trump bump of what has happened since the election. business is booming because business believes this is going to be a business friendly president and already has been. abby: if this continues on we have talked about elections and what draws people to the polls and what issues matter most to them time and time again. the economy is always, always number one. if the economy can stay where it is and even continue to get better, we still struggle with wages. people need continue to crease their wages. democrats are going to have a tough time in the mid terms. because that still is the number one driving force for anyone to go out and vote. clayton: here is what the president tweeted. excellent jobs numbers just released and i have only just begun. movement back to the united states. so, not to be a wet blanket but let's put this in historical context because john was on the show earlier this morning and i asked him, he studies the market day in and day out. i said can the president take responsibility for this? is this his economy? and he said not really. he said a lot of things that we're now seeing have been put
in place over the past many years. and really you can never really look at a president and say that their there are immediate results in the economy. it takes about 10 years before you actually see results from that previous president. pete: if you look at the trending of the dow it started the day after election day. the current rally. clayton: the dow, yes. pete: third largest rally in american history as far as percentage growth. abby: speaks to the hope that people have that could potentially change. clayton: is that true word, hope. that's what i was asking him. okay. they are banking on tax reform. they are banking on being able to spend money to hire employees right now based on these numbers. so they have got to get tax reform through. because a lot of these companies are hiring based on that. there is all this hope right now in the market because of that. so republicans better get off their did you have and get something done on tax reform. pete: the president is challenging maxine waters. the jobs aren't coming back. abby: is he blind. pete: is he challenging that premise. he believes america is still the best place in the world to
do business. if we can bring the corporate tax rate down as you said. reduce regulations which he has already done. unleash the energy renaissance, fracking the energy we have in this country. create a place this is where people want to do business. apple wants to come back and big businesses want to come back. he believes that is possible. if the democrats are going to run sorry, yesterday is yesterday, america is gone. your jobs are overseas. relove regulation, they are going to lose. president is making a big bet. that's why republicans in the senate and others better get behind him and realize if they don't pass stuff like tax reform it's going to be hard to follow through. abby: white house reveals it hosts a weekly bible study. some are claiming this is illegal. one of those atheists is joining us for a debate about that next. clayton: republican voters are sick and tired of congress failing to advance the president's agenda. now this man is suing the entire republican party for fraud. pete: he might have a case. clayton: and racketeering. he wants his money back
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the avery family didn't fit into the community. clayton: u.s. appeals court thrown out earlier decision to overturn the conviction of brendan doesy. he was convicted of helping. the court will now reconsider that decision in september. pete, twists and turns. pete: thanks, clayton. american atheists are up in arms after the white house hosts weekly bible study with high ranking cabinet members. some say bible study is illegal use of taxpayer funds. is this okay or is religion not welcome at the white house? here to debate it andrew seidel is a constitutional attorney for the freedom from religion foundation and student and founder of student leadership university and faith leaders. one of the faith leaders on the white house faith based initiative team. andrew and jay, thank you very much for joining us this morning. andrew, i will start with you. the name of your foundation is freedom from religion. however, when you read the
first amendment, it talks about freedom of religion. why would these leaders not have the ability in a country with a lot of faith-filled people to simply host a bible study? >> well, look there are two major concerns here. there is the legality and propriety of this. first, these are government officials on government property using government resources on the taxpayer time getting together for religious purpose. that raises several issues. what is the extent of the government resources being used? are staffers pressured or coerced into attending? pete: you believe that cabinet members. >> committed a number -- pete: do you believe they are being coerced. >> i'm saying this is something we don't know. we have submitted recordings requests to determine the extent of any possible violations. if you leave the legalities aside. the propriety here, it can't be considered proper or in keeping with american values for government officials to get together on taxpayer time to study a book that condones slavery and subrogation of women and internal torture and torment of people who don't believe like you.
if it doesn't violate directly it certainly violates that core principle of government separation of state and church. i will le>> i'm upset that andrs dismayed and appalled and distraught that a group of men and women in the white house who are faced with some the challenges that our world is facing, the planet is on fire, will take a little bit of time to get to know each other, to pray for one another, and then also to pray for wisdom and to see, you know, a verse or two in scripture about how to be focused in life. so, i'm very grateful we have a president. i'm very grateful for a cabinet that gives people an opportunity to do so. and if you were to take away. in fact, i'm afraid andrew and some of his friends would be very upset to have been at that constitutional convention in philadelphia when, i guess their hero, benjamin franklin stood and said simply, sir, i have lived a long time, we
have seen, after praying daily in this building, for divine protection, during the. >> that's not actually correct now, did they? they didn't pray daily at all. pete: they pray pray during sessions of congress. >> what they said. pete: can you hear us andrew? >> that's what benjamin franklin said. that's his own words. >> benjamin franklin proposed a prayer. they did not have any prayer at the constitutional convention. delegates actually rejected his call to prayer. pete: do they have prayer in congress today? do they not open sessions of congress today with a prayer? >> well, in the freedom from religion foundation is actually suing because they have rejected atheists attempts to get invocation done. james madison who wrote the bill of rights and father of constitution says shap palestinian in congress are violation of first amendment. again, we don't have. pete: you are invoking what many invoke a wall of separation between church and state.
except the wall of separation of church and state is not in the constitution, is it? it was in a letter drafted in 1803. the entire premise. >> no. i mean, absolutely not. that is a phrase that is used to sum up the relationship between religion and government. and it has been adopted by the supreme court as early as 1878. i mean, fair trial isn't a phrase that appears in the constitution, but everybody recognizes that there is a right to a fair trial. pete: doctor, difference between freedom from religion and freedom of religion. >> there is no question. i don't know how it can trauma advertise somebody, people of their own free will have chosen. they have the freedom to say i am a man of faith. a woman of faith. i need prayer. and i would like to do this. and i'm very grateful that we have an administration that says part of what made america america is our faith. you know, andrew is right. nobody should have anything imposed upon them. and no one at those weekly bible studies and those of us that have the privilege to
work with the president several times and his cabinet can honestly tell you suspects a sincere listening session. and, you know, the picture that everybody went crazy over us praying over the president. if you knew what was happening before that prayer, and after that prayer on prison reform and social justice. and then after the prayer we went right back to doing our best efforts. pete: no doubt consequential stuff for sure. i know how i feel about this. you will continue to debate it ask our viewers email@example.com where do you stand with the nation that 7% atheists i feel like it might be a bit one sided with the emails we will see. we appreciate you both for joining us. maxine waters knows why democrats are now supporting president trump. they are in denial. >> i think they stick with him because he has made them believe that somebody else is responsible for their problems. pete: mark steyn sounds off on that and other things next. plus, republican voters are
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firstname.lastname@example.org. do you think men should wear tank tops? a lot of opinions about this. clayton: let's ask columnist mark steyn. are you on the tank top bandwagon? where do you come down on this? >> the last guy to look good in a tank top was donnie osmond and they call it puppy love in 1973. and that's donnie osmond and mike huckabee, they can wear the tank tops. i'll pass. abby: mike huckabee agreed with you he said that's a no-go. pete: something else you might be on board with we have got to get your commentary on maxine waters. she was on your favorite program, "the view," explaining why democrats are switching parties to vote for donald trump. >> made these people believe that he is going to bring back the coal industry. it is not going to happen. they stick with him not because they think he is going to change government as such. i think they stick with him
because he has made them believe that somebody else is responsible for their problems. >> yeah. >> these small towns and these areas where the stores have closed down, the jobs have left, it is those people over there. i'm going to build a wall. i'm going to keep those people out. they're the cause of your problem. they're getting something for nothing. it's not you. and they believe that. pete: so it's denial. >> yeah. that's a great message for maxine waters and the democrats. it's your fault, losers. i don't think that's true. i have towns like that all around me. i'm speaking from northern new hampshire where people whose grandparents worked on farms and whose parents worked in mills and were able to lead a prosperous life raising their children. now have kids where the daughter does minimum wage service job and the son is on heroin. and it's simply not good enough to say that's just your fault. whereas by contrast, maxine
waters has had a life in so-called, quote: public service to go full dr. evil on the square quotes. public service and she is a multimillionaire. i don't know how that happened. but there are millions and millions of people for whom that arrangement, where if you are in a privileged government profession like maxine waters you get rich and if you are just trying to do your job like people did for the last couple of centuries in america, you can no longer support yourself. that system doesn't work for millions and millions of americans. abby: yeah. clayton: mark, i want to get your take on this story. i think it's my favorite story of the morning in addition to the tank top story. this one out of virginia. there is a republican there his name is bob. is he suing the virginia g.o.p. and he wants his money back. he donated money during the election. he -- the reason he donated is because they promised that they would repeal and replace obamacare. now, he is suing them, accusing the party of fraud. and racketeering. he wants his money back. first of all, on the sur
falls, what do you make of this story? >> well, i think that's brilliant. and the danger of the republican party is that there are millions and millions of people across the country who would join him and make it the all eye time class action suit ever been seen on the planet. you can sign me up for that one, too. because, let's -- having just put down maxine waters, i will say this about the democrats, whatever you feel, they get into power and they deliver. boom. right from the first day. they are doing it governmentized healthcare. gay marriage, open borders. transgendered military, climate change. they deliver. for key segments of their -- key niche democrats of their base whereby the republicans basically ease up and they are where -- to the point where they will do what the democrats do two, three, four years later. and that's not enough. if the republicans are just a
mechanism for taking money from the rubes and slaps and industrial complex the party works fine. what the last six months parliamentarians like paul ryan and mitch mcconnell simply cannot deliver. [lost audio] abby: we might have lost him. clayton: republican party clipped his line there. try. clayton: try to get mark back here in a second. abby: i want to ask you about this because we went from tank top to suing the republican party to cuddling story we talked about earlier in the rolling stone. i really wanted mark steyn's perspective on that whole piece. maybe we will get him back. pete: we will get it i love his idea of a class action lawsuit. what if you had every republican deciding to join, this come on guys. abby: do your job. next on the rundown, west virginia governor ditching his former party. >> i can't help you anymore being a democrat governor. i will be changing my registration to republican.
[cheers and applause] abby: wow. is this a sign of more trouble for the democrats? we are going to debate that next. pete: plus the "boston globe" throwing a beaten ball at president trump slamming him for vacationing in the quote land of spray tans. this morning people in the gardens are firing back including me. pete: we have a state fair on the plaza. not a state fair. a block party. "fox & friends" state fair. thank you fantasy world entertainment for the rides we will see you out there in a little bit. abby: no adults on that one. ♪ eye of the tiger ♪ i'm leaving you, wesley. but why? you haven't noticed me in two years. i was in a coma. well, i still deserve appreciation. who was there for you when you had amnesia? you know i can't remember that. stop this madness. if it's appreciation you want
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it sits on a small piece of land in front of a local ice cream store. the owner claims it's causing them to lose business. the city owns the land and the sons of confederate veterans who put it up they can keep it also this, vladimir putin is vacationing again and, yes, he is shirtless. the russian president has been kicking back in the siberia. going fishless t -- going shirt, sun bathe. famous photo of him riding a horse with no shirt. we continue to ask for shirtless photos of putin, clayton? clayton: because when i trout fish i like to trout fish shirtless. thanks, abby. the governor of west virginia deciding this week to ditch the democrats. >> i will tell you as west virginians, i can't help you anymore being a democrat governor. i will be changing my registration to republican. [cheers and applause] clayton: so is this a sign of more trouble for the democratic party?
or is he a political opportunist? here to debate it eric beach is a republican strategist and co-chair for the pro-trump gait american pack and steve laser a democratic strategist. steve, first to you. is this a sign of the times, more trouble tore democrats or the horizon or something else? >> well, it's a sign of the times. i wouldn't say it's trouble for democrats. first of all, look. jim justice was a republican his entire life. he switched parties because he knew he couldn't win the republican nomination in west virginia. very similar to what mike bloomberg did here in new york. bloomberg knew he couldn't win the democratic nomination. now is he switching back because he doesn't want to face a republican in 2020. very smart state politics by him but it really doesn't have anything to do with national politics at all. clayton: eric nothing to do with national politics. sea political opportunist. do you buy that argument? >> well, no, not really. the democrats have a map and messaging problems. in 20168 states that the democrats have to get back in terms of increasing the
senate. the democrats are going to have a real problem here in 2018 on trying to win an election because they don't have a message and also the math doesn't look too good for them. clayton: steve? >> the situation we have right now going into 2018 if it's a problem it's a problem i would like to have every time. the race that we recently didn't quite make in georgia is a race that democrats have historically not even been close. in we ran close in that race. we will win a lot of the close races this time. you know, this whole thing about talking about this person switching in west virginia. republicans have the entire government. have the presidency. they have the congress. they can't get anything done. they have to talk about something like this. that's, you know, to use a trumpism, that's sad. clayton: eric, this used to be a blue state. bill clinton use. i used to live in west virginia. this in my mind is bigger trouble for democrats than it would appear on the surface or that democrats are willing to
admit. no. >> there is. protect states like missouri. they have to protect states like indiana prosecutor president trump won by 19. they have a real problem here coming. in they haven't communicated to the blue collar voter whatsoever the middle class working man voter and women voter. so they have a problem of messaging. and at the end of the day what president trump is showing is that he knows how to goat those voters out. he also knows how to communicate to those voters. so i think, you know, there is going to be a great contrast here in the next 18 months of whether or not you think that the environment, that the economy is moving, that jobs are being created and when you create 1 million jobs since taking office, that's showing something he think voter are going to reward them forget about the west virginia governor. don't democrats have a major messaging issue right now? >> our major issue, we have created in the last year during the same period of trump is claiming that he created a million jobs. we created 1.2 million jobs
under president obama. we are moving backwards. eric wants to talk about president trump. we are happy to talk about president trump going into 2018. we are going to have our own message as far as, you know, a better deal, a better wages and all those things. we're going to have a message out there. we are just not going to be focusing on president trump. i'm really happy to talk about him. as much as eric wants to going into 2018. clayton: eric, is that a good plan for democrats. >> yeah. they have to talk about president trump. they don't have a plan to run on. steve is talking about a better deal and what we're going to run on. but, i mean, what is their message? who is their leader? it's a leaderless party. who going to guide them? who is going to create their message? there is a lot of fracture within their own party. i think they have to make it about president trump and, if they do, that's fine. >> i would rather -- than him. that's for sure. clayton: great to see both of you this morning. who is right? let us know go to email@example.com and weigh in. thanks, guys.
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brought this set up today for us. nice to see both of you guys. welcome back. >> this is our third year with you guys. rick: you always bring amazing stuff. talk about what you do. you bring basically a carnival to your event. >> right. we were amusement contracting company. we are not a carnival per se. we do private parties for colleges, schools, churches, military, government agencies, including the white house. we have done parties at donald trump's home. constantly -- we have one of the largest inventories country. how does it feel, buddy? tell us about this ride. >> this is the newest ride in our ride inventory. this is super sonic. this is the fastest ride we own and it goes 19 rpm. so -- you are guaranteed to really have a lot of fun on this ride. clayton: i'm getting dizzy looking at him. i can't look at him. rick: there is a lot to be said with the accident that happened last week in ohio. state fair season people at
carnivals we want to make sure we are getting on a ride that is safe. give us ideas if you show up to this ride what do you need to be looking for to know that it is a safe ride for your family? >> sure. i mean, i like to stress that the amusement industry is a safe operating industry. state inspections everywhere we go. if i was going to go to this ride, say, with my children make sure it's safe. first thing i would look for is the attendant. how is the attendant operating. are they on their cell phone or are they fixated on some other point of space? >> no, he is attentive. is he making sure everybody is strapped in. the other thing i look for on the equipment is welds. paint missing. things like that. >> cosmetics. make sure the ride is maintained. >> you would assume, right, if they paint it, and they have lights on it, they are doing the rest of the scheduled maintenance. clayton: tell us about the
bumper cars over here. you were telling me earlier the new state of the art bumper cars, these are not your grandfather's bumper cars, right? >> >> evolution. they have spin. you go forward, you go backwards and you don't have that sudden jolt when you bump somebody with a big cushion. these are ufos. pete: they are ufos. they go pretty fast. my old bumper car never went like that. fire it up. how long does it take to set something like this up. >> about an hour. by the time the electricity. pete: you don't need the wires. the old bumper cars have wires. >> these are all battery powered. [laughter] pete: throw your body into it, it doesn't work more. rick: perfect. >> flying saucers. pete: fantasy world entertainment.
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>> the trump administration is going to war with leakers. >> this nation must end this culture of leaks. we will not allow rogue anonymous sources with security clearances to sell out our country. >> look at what's been leaked classified information, intelligence information, national security informational of those are serious felonies. >> the one thing i think the attorney general might want to do more is to substitute the word leaker for criminals because that's what these folks are. >> debbie schultz is defending her decision to keep an it staffer on her payroll even after she was informed he was under investigation for fraud. >> this is national security implications, there's also
wispers of plaque mail. >> a big day for the economy the dow finished at 67 to finish for a new record high for the eighth day in a row. >> prosperity is coming back because we're putting america workers and families first. >> are we going to send more troops to afghanistan? >> we've inherited 16 years of bad strategies. i want you to go back to the basics and ask are your assumptions correct? >> vladimir putin is vacationing again and yes, he is shirt less. the russian president has been kicking back in the mountains of siberia. >> abby: it's cold play, right? as you can see though we are having way too much fun here in
new york city celebrating our phone and friends state fair. we've got rides, we have got too much fried food, we have got ski ball. >> pete: i'm a ski ball champion there's a couple things when you look at me. i think like dunk tank. number two, i want to be in a dunk tank. >> abby: that might happen at the end of the show. one of you will. >> pete: he's a ski ball champion. i didn't think that but now i do >> abby: what makes you a champion? in your own mind you might be. >> pete: you called it cleats? we've got some state fair pictures that people sent us this morning here is theresa enjoying a wisconsin state fair cream puff. that was my nick name in college >> abby: why? a little overweight okay the area is masterpiece chief curtis we were talking about earlier, t ater tot, bacon, gravy.
>> clayton: the people's choice award for her donald and hillary debate sock monkeys at the state fair. anything happens at the state fair. >> abby: so i have a plan. you guys will go up against each other for ski ball. whoever loses gets to be dunked. >> pete: i'm in for that. oh, it's basketball actually. >> abby: it's not a dunk tank? >> no you don't want that. >> abby: he's backing up he's not going to do it. >> pete: meanwhile let's talk about politics this morning because everyone wants to talk about that. president trump and his administration now trying to crack down on these leakers because attorney general jeff sessions this week came out at the podium and was really a full throated assault on those people who have been leaking information outside of inside the white house, inside the intelligence community. wherever it's coming from he says it's hurting the american people. listen.
>> let me say that i strongly agree with the president and condemn in the strongest terms the staggering number of leaks undermining the ability of our government to protect this country. this nation must end this culture of leaks. when few investigations take place, criminal leaks may occur more often and a culture of leak ing can take hold. so today, i have this message for our friends in the intelligence community. the department of justice is open for business and i have this warning for would be leaker s. don't do it. >> abby: tough words there. so we had dr. sebastian gorka who works inside the white house and we asked him about these liens and he said look things aren't going to change overnight but we're certainly already see ing a change inside the mood in the walls in the west wing but these leaks are endangering the american people. take a listen. >> loose lips sink ships and if you leak, there will be consequences.
we have had five times as many criminal indictment referrals to the doj on classified leaking in just the first six months of our administration as opposed to the whole year last year. there's a reason that this information is classified. it's not a joke. you are endangering the lives of americans when you release secret or top secret information this is the priority and there will be results because he will get to the bottom of the leaks. >> pete: they're making one-time but it takes two to leak, right? >> abby: yes. >> pete: you have to have someone inside the administration or deep state of whatever aspect of and a ruts of government but then you need a journalist or reporter on the other side willing to publish it and jeff sessions leaved we saw yesterday that there's some responsibility there as well. take a listen. >> one of the things we are doing is reviewing policies for affecting media subpoenas.
we respect the important role that the press plays and will give them respect, but it is not unlimited. they cannot place lives at risk with impunity. we must vow the role with protecting our national security and the lives of those who serve in the intelligence community, the armed forces, and all law abiding americans. >> abby: i am so happy that he spoke to this yesterday because as you said, pete, this is just as much a part of the problem as these leakers, because you have to have a journalist or someone in the media who says yes, do you know what? i've been given this document dump that may very well be not in the national security interest of the american people, but because we want to be the breaking news we want to have that headline, we want to get the click bait we are going to release this information regardless of what this could potentially do to the country and to the world. >> pete: gone are the days when john f. kennedy could call up the new york types and say look we know what's unfolding with the cuban missle crisis please
hold it because the national security of the country is at risk. >> abby: and they did. >> clayton: how frustrating is that is that gone are the days of the journalists. they aren't bullet proof and they don't get extra free speech rights and i can't yell fire in a crowded theatre that leads to a stampede where people are killed there are limits to speech and when it comes to national security what this administration is saying is if you have something that could cost an american life or american program or intelligence we know about isis don't leak it don't share it, or at least come to us and give us a chance to water it down so that it doesn't , it isn't a detriment to our company. >> abby: we asked governor mike huckabee about that very thing. he was pretty irate as we talked about the journalists. he said some of them not all but some are criminals. here is what he said. >> these aren't just people who are unhappy with the political consequences of the election. they're taking it to a level that is criminal activity. when you start taking classified information, information that a president should know is protected and private and leak it out, that's criminal activity
you're violating a number of laws against your own government this isn't about donald trump. this is about a betrayal of trust. >> abby: i think it goes back to what is the job of a journalist today? we've talked about how times have changed. are you serving the american people in this country or are you serving yourself? at what point did that change and i'm not talking about everyone because there are some honorable respectable journalist s out there but there are also just as many it seems today who are more willing to get that headline and get those extra tweets and clicks for their own. >> pete: they've discredited themselves for the most part the so-called mainstream media by breaching that trust pretending they're independent, pretending they're journalists but ramming bias down our throats. in order to advance that narrative the russian collusion narrative, when they leak things detrimental to our country that's where it takes it that much step further if you're bias we know it but if you're bias and then criminal and then
undermining our country to do it feeding a russian collusion that's where the american people go this is way way too far so to see the administration crack down a lot of people will welcome that. >> clayton: i think it's born out of that water gate era where you see woodward and bernstein make a name for themselves. >> pete: crack that one story wide open. >> clayton: we saw that during all of those journalists who moved to little rock arkansas in order to make a name for themselves what kind of dirt can you dig up. it's the same stuff now and it's all born out of that self- promotion. >> abby: if you're a journalist still be a patriot. >> pete: exactly. >> abby: do what's best for this country. we can all agree but we do have other headlines i want to bring in starting with a fox news alert. 23 u.s. marines have now been rescued after the plane they were on apparently crashed off the coast of australia. three service members are still missing at this hour. u.s. officials are calling it an aircraft mishap involving a plane similar to the one that you can see right here. so make sure you stay with fox & friends for any updates on that search.
we will bring it to you and you may also recall just last month 16 military servicemen were killed in a plane crash in mississippi. just heart breaking. a week-long nationwide manhunt continues, comes to an end rather professor and a college employee wanted in a deadly stabbing of a chicago man are captured in california. u.s. marshals detaining northwestern university professor windham laythan, and oxford employee andrew warren accused of killing trenton corne ll. how do you say it? well the 26 year odd's body was found july 27 in a luxury chicago apartment. police say one of the suspects lived in that apartment. no word yet on whether they knew each other. also the chicago mayor emmanuel taking on president trump over threats by the department of justice to withhold millions of dollars in federal funds for sanctuary cities. the city is filing a lawsuit claiming chicago citizens are at risk if denied a $3.2 million federal grant to buy police equipment. well this is california's attorney general also plans on suing the trump administration
for cutting funds to sites that harbor undocumented immigrants. and are you feeling lucky this weekend? you may want to play the lottery a winner did not claim friday's mega million numbers for the 27th time in a row raising the jackpot to $323 million. tuesday's drawing is now the ten th largest in history. well the powerball also claiming no winner as it climbs to $286 million. that powerball drawing is happening later today. better get on it. >> pete: get a little bit higher aisle buy one. >> clayton: boston glenn on my state of new jersey and picking on the president for vacationing in the state of new jersey he is spending 17 days at his golf course in bedminster and he's going to relax there. here is what they had to say boston globe here is a quote. "forget scenic traditions. trump vacations in the land of spray tans." >> pete: that was the headline of the story. >> abby: what's wrong with spray tans? >> pete: clayton has a nice one.
>> abby: [laughter] >> clayton: right. >> pete: this is what the article said. inflecting new jersey trump a billionaire home body despite his jet setting reputation will settle for the golf balls and birds in a state that has spray tans, snookie, muscle shirts, tank tops, traffic jams and toll plazas so they are going with the stereotype big time of new jersey here clayton. >> abby: they're trying to criticize the president by criticizing new jersey. >> clayton: there's a poll right now at the top of twitter, look should men wear tank tops. right now, 27% of you say yes, i'm surprised at how many people are saying yes. 43% of you are saying no way and 30% of you answered only while mowing. >> abby: only while mowing. well, so this sparked a debate on this couch at 6:00 a.m. this morning about whether men should wear tank tops and both of you were against it and then we found some evidence of our own pete hegseth. oh, yes, there he is, wearing a tank top. >> pete: that's while playing
basketball. >> abby: pete let the gang know there's a huge difference between a tank top and sleeve less t-shirt. >> pete: exactly. t-shirt is what you play while playing basketball. >> clayton: we've got further evidence of tank tops here, take a look at them. >> pete: further evidence? >> clayton: we do have we'll show you in a second. e-mail from chris. oh, here it is take a look at that. >> pete: that was july 3 of last year. >> clayton: so that's the holiday exception right? beurre got the mowing exception, the athletics exception and then the holiday exception. >> abby: when there's one there's usually many so i have a feeling, this is chris e-mailed says if they're good enough for larry the cable guy they're good enough for me. >> pete: e-mail from william unless you live in hawaii and look 35 years old or look like tom selick, forget about it and e-mail from dianne says if men knew how most, not all, women felt about them they wouldn't wear them. >> abby: well played. we should be asking women what they think about tank tops because that's more important. how do you feel about-- >> pete: men wearing tank tops
as a fashion statement. >> clayton: the poll is up right now. we've got about 45 minutes left. a huge drop of illegals at the border because of the president 's tough talk, so what still needs to be done to secure the border, our next guest used to protect the border and ways weighs in on that. &%c1 &%f0
>> we believe strongly that a nation must defend and protect its borders. we want to control our borders and lift our people from welfare to work and in order to stop the drugs, gangs, and traffickers, we are building a wall on the southern border. >> [applause] >> pete: well the president ran on immigration and continues to emphasize it.
president trump's tough talking credited for nearly 60% drop 58% right there in illegals, crossing the border. >> abby: and the president of the national board patrol council says what president trump has done in such a short time as pertains to border security is nothing less than mir ark you less. here is david warren a board member of a former board patrol officer good to have you with us david. >> good morning. >> abby: you say this is nothing short of miraculous. what has been done differently this year when you even just compare to the numbers a year ago? >> well it's called the catch and release program out. the agents illegal aliens are put in detention and face deportation process and in the administration that was not being done. the agents would come across these aliens and turn them loose out in the street. >> pete: you're saying effective ly what so many others have said they're using the law and enforcing it and that by default empowers these agents to actually do their job so this is simply a follow-up on the laws in the books?
>> they're being allowed to do their job which what's not the case during the eight years of the obama administration. now we have a president that is allowing the agents to go out and do their job as mandated under the immigration of nationality act which has been on the books since 1950, so they are doing their job as they're instructed. >> abby: david what more needs to be done do you think? >> we do have to put the fence up. there is a lot of areas where we cannot put full coverage border patrol agents. a couple weeks ago we had a truckload of aliens in san antonio, ten of them died within there so the aliens are still coming across-the-boarder not in the mass numbers that they were but they're still coming across so we need to stop them by putting up the border fence as was under the secure fence act of 2006. >> pete: david you've said a lot leads illegals to thinking twice as well. we want to get your comment on another story. the california labor commissioner julie sue directed her staff to turn away ice agents unless they have warrants
what has your example been using this one in particular so they're kicking ice out of california labor offices but you also see other sanctuary cities or locations that will not cooperate. how much is that detrimental to your effort as well? >> the level of these politicians like in california or any sanctuary city is just a palling. immigration agents have the authority to investigate hb 16789 v violations which these agents were probably doing. i don't know the specifics why they were there but they also go after the employers who abuse and do not pay foreign nationals that come in under the h program >> abby: yeah, david ward we'll leave it there thanks for being with us. >> pete: thank you, sir we appreciate it. you're welcome, thank you. >> abby: still ahead republican voters sick and tired of congress failing to pass the president's agenda and now this man is suing the entire republican part. >> pete: it's an interesting story and president trump feeling the pressure to send more troops to afghanistan but the man who killed bin laden says absolutely not, he joins us with a different strategy, next.
>> pete: welcome back to headlines now for you olympic swimmer ryan lochte will dive back into competition for the first time following his 10 month suspension he's banned from the sport for lying about being robbed at gunpoint at a gas station while off with his teammates during the rio summer olympics. and tom brady says concussion history is none of your business months after his wife talked about it on public television. the patriots last year, brady has yet to confirm that but says he just focused on winning
another super bowl. >> abby: [laughter] that's so tom brady. >> clayton: president trump now being pressed to send thousands more troops to afghanistan despite reluctance to do so. >> abby: is there a betty strategy to put our en enemies in the war torn nation. >> clayton: joining us is author of the operator, rob o'neill, rob great to see you this morning. >> abby: good morning, rob. >> good morning. >> pete: we had this discussion earlier this morning we'll play his sound but first this strategy it sounds like there's this tug of war going on right now inside the white house. some folks who want the president to send more troops to afghanistan, having to try to convince him to do so and he doesn't want to get bogged down in this. where do you think this is going to land? >> i'm hoping the short answer is two words absolutely not. don't send any more troops there i would actually recommend drawing down a little bit keeping a presence that we need to in places where we can keep the air force there and some army guys there to do what air force and army guys do. keep a few other places open, what cia guys do what cia guys
do but this nation building nonsense is a waste of time. we've proven it and taken 15 years to train the afghans to fight and it's almost like if someone's getting bullied and you want to teach them to fight take them in the garage for 14 years and still get their butts kicked it's still on them. >> abby: sebastian gorka said it's good for us to have this debate and we're talking about an issue that's so important here is what he told us earlier. >> he comes into this with that businessman mentality and looks at cost benefit and he's pragmatic. he's not ideological. he says we've inherited 16 years , not eight years, 16 years of bad strategies. i want you to go back to the basics and ask are your assumptions correct? and if they're not correct we need to have new plans and we're working on those new plans right now. we will get to the right decision, the president will take action and he just wants to have the simple question answered why do these countries matter like afghanistan?
what is doable and what should we do? >> abby: these are questions we maybe should have asked years ago. >> clayton: and i have a little rule in my family i hope you'll agree with me that when dr. gork a is talking you stop what you're doing and you listen its been about policy there was never an end state. what we want to do in afghanistan go crucial died a, cut the head off a snake, we killed bin laden that's it. the taliban are a problem but they will need to deal with it. maintain a presence and when they start, i mean, when they start doing what they normally do, bomb them for three days and crush everyone there and then stop. they don't understand like democracy but they understand a good butt kicking. >> well that's right after 9/11 we went there because of those attacks and got drawn in more and more and we surged and told them we would leave at the same time undercutting our strategy. when i was there in 2011-2012 the taliban were resurge rent. it's worse today so the end state there is it just preventing a haven and otherwis-
>> clayton: i would say so because if we get serious the bad guys are in pakistan and we aren't doing anything with pakistan sitting there and having young guys drive around and getting blown up and ambush ed. they're using our base of the taliban is. >> pete: should he come out and declare an end to the war? >> clayton: the problem is they say okay we won like big deal. you want to go toe to toe? >> clayton: well obama tried to delay an end to the war in iraq and it didn't end because an enemy gets a vote so in afghanistan we can declare all we want so let's get to a troop level sustainable but isn't any of this nation building-- >> clayton: nation building is not what we do and like it or not no matter your intentions if you stay in a place long enough you're an occupier. i was over there and you don't do that now. you try to live in a house you'll get your head separated from your body that's how it works now. >> pete: the fear is this would become iraq? >> abby: yes. >> pete: if we go back to the surge that's the fear here is that we have a surge to seem to work to a degree and then it
gets pulled back. does it descend into chaos though if we do? >> clayton: it's going to descend into chaos but if you haven't noticed its been chaos for about 10,000 years. >> pete: i guess that's president trump's questions is are our assumptions wrong to begin with? >> we went in there at first with special operators a few people and the air force and we crushed them. we lost this war. we started losing this war once we got the lawyers and politicians involved. send the soldiers over there. do what soldiers do, blow stuff up kill bad guys and then back off. >> pete: and maintain a stern " no." that's it. >> clayton: it's a different world. most politicians even if they've been to afghanistan they haven't been to afghanistan. a bunch of green bean coffee and a tasty cake which i noticed we have here. >> pete: nice plug. but it's a tough conclusion to come to because you spent so much time there. i spent time there you're invested in them and want to win but if you realize it's not going to happen the way we want it to. >> we start doing stuff that doesn't matter i lost a bunch of friends on extortion 1-7 we lost 31 americans a thousand years
worth of combat experience over a mission no one even knows who the guy was. what are they doing on the helicopter? it's just stuff that's not what we do. we don't need to build a nation and you've been there. it's a different world. we're not going to steal their nation. if we want to be serious and rebuild afghanistan it will take us 300 years minimum. >> abby: you two are such an important voice in this debate. rob great to have you. >> great thanks to be here. >> pete: no one has won a war. rob great to see you. coming up what do democrats think about the leaks in the government? maxine waters wants more of them &%c1 &%f0 >> i am so glad they're telling us what's going on. >> pete: dan bongino says she's a fraud and joins us next. >> clayton: plus this story has a lot of you outraged. a veteran told to remove an american flag covering his mailbox because it's an eyesore. you'll hear from that veteran next. >> abby: it's a match of everyone in america has been waiting for pete vs. clayton who can pop more shots and guess what? the loser, oh, yeah, going in
story we've been talking about all morning long. maxine waters i don't know if you watched on the view yesterday but she had a lot of comments and one of those was talking about these leakers and she actually encouraged them saying she hopes they keep leak ing information obviously her main goal is to impeach president trump here is what she said. >> there's a lot of democrats that are disturbed by this because it threatens our national security. are you disturbed by it? >> no, not at all. i am so glad they're telling us what's going on. >> we don't need to hear these conversations. they're confidential. this threatens national security >> unfortunately this is his problem. he is in a white house, he's got people working for him that don't believe in him don't like what he's doing and they're trying to tell the american public. >> they're whistleblowers. >> clayton: so the argument of the whistleblowers and what the critics will say is we heard this on the other side during the obama years republicans wanted to know what was going on in this secretive white house so is this a turnabout fair game, dan?
>> no, absolutely not. this is illegal fraudulent criminal activity from a bunch of fakes inside the government that don't have the guts to go on the record and actually face the consequences for their el little actions. maxine waters is a fraud and i don't use that term lightly. i could prove it to you she's an actual fraud. maxine waters swore to uphold the constitution of the united states, right guys? like i'm not wrong here. you raise your right hand, you swear to uphold the constitution of the united states when you are elected to the house of representatives. she's then suggesting on a national television show that people should violate the law, violate the constitution of the united states and break the law, destroy our efforts in international diplomacy to advance her sick political agenda for impeachment for a crime that doesn't exist? this is the definition of insanity. this woman should be embarrassed and laughed off the political stage. it's amazing what's going on. >> pete: it sure is. mark stein was on earlier and he wants to sign on to a republican
from virginia beach is doing. he's suing the republican national committee, the virginia republican party the committee man and chairman of virginia republican party because they sold time and time again for eight years that republicans are going to repeal and replace obama obamacare. he said his donations to the party were a sham, and he's suing them for fraud and racketeering as a republican who can't believe they didn't actually follow through. >> [laughter] you know this is possibly my favorite story of the year. there's still time but this one may take the cake. i heard the comments earlier and i totally agree with the class action lawsuit. all i want to know is how do we join, can someone please start a petition for a national class action lawsuit against the gop? guys, ladies what's the point? what's the point of the gop if they don't stand for an ideological agenda? that's the only point of a political party. >> abby: and dan how many people gave who knows how much money in hopes they would follow through
on that promise of repeal and replace obamacare and they're sitting there saying i wish i had that money back. >> wouldn't you? i mean, think about it. if you're a hard working coal miner in kentucky and you gave $ 50 of your salary which is a good chunk of money that's a night out for dinner for some folks and you thought you weren't going to get a bomb a care repealed or at least get a vote or if you voted for susan collins a republican senators who voted against any effort to repeal obamacare why would you not want your money back? you paid to advance an ideological agenda. you believe it and that means something to you and then these people took your money, lied to you and not only didn't do it they did the opposite. it's a big difference between not helping someone up when they fall on the ground and if they try to get up literally punching them in the face and knocking them down again is what the gop some members are doing right now with their ideological efforts. >> pete: dan if you want to join
his name is bob hegman, he's 70 years old and filed the lawsuit thursday in the u.s. district court. >> abby: if you haven't heard of him before you certainly will now. dan good to see you this morning >> pete: thanks, dab. >> good to see you guys take care. >> abby: turning to autosome fox news alert, security over venezuela chief prosecutors office just as that country's newly elected constitution assembly opened. other opposition leaders also taken into custody. that powerful assembly expected to create a new government after months of deadly unrest. >> [applause] >> abby: world leaders calling on the president to step down as prosecutors are ordered to investigate into possible election fraud. and outrage after u.s. navy veteran is told the american flag on his mailbox is an eyesore. the homeowner's association in tallahassee, florida sending him a letter demanding he remove that flag from his mailbox. he joined us earlier on fox & friends to talk about the controversy.
>> there for four years and nobody said anything about it and their position was wrong. i don't think there's anything wrong in displaying an american flag. >> abby: he also told us he's appealed the request and is meeting with the association on tuesday of this next week so stay tuned for that. and the clayton why don't you read this one. contract well the fate of our planet in the hands of a 9-year-old a young boy's application to become nasa's planetary protection officer has now gone viral. jack davis wrote a letter to nasa saying his qualifications include seeing lots of alien movies. >> abby: this is clayton as a kid. >> clayton: and his sister already thinking he's an alien. now, he even signed it jack davis, guardian of the galaxy, 4th grade. and nasa wrote back and they said this. we're always looking for bright future scientists and engineers to help us so i hope you'll study hard and do well in school we hope to see you here one day at nasa, one of these days. i love that and that was in response to the job they posted this week that we talked about.
>> abby: i love nasa actually responded and gave him like an encouraging message back. >> pete: did they respond to you clayton because i know you applied. >> clayton: i've got a lot of support the other day when i was in support of this job posting. rick vote you were supportive i want to thank you for that and america was supportive. >> abby: were they? >> guess what guys? >> clayton: what? >> you're about to be 15 tomorrow. >> monday. >> okay, two days, 15. what is up with people why do you look like you're 17 and 18 when you're 14 and 15? something is wrong with this system, happy birthday guys. >> thank you. >> take a look quick and we'll show you what's going on it's time we need to start thinking about the tropics with one little system in the caribbean and we will watch potential development of that in southern texas maybe watching that and then there's another system off the coast of africa that i think we're going to watch for potential strong development. one system moves through the northeast is moving through the northeast and down to the southeast even and behind that
much dryer air not very humid at all but we do have big storms this morning throughout parts of kansas, the kansas city area moving in throughout missouri throughout the day today a little bit of flooding possible. temperature wise take a look. really cool air feels like fall for many people. tomorrow in chicago 69 hard to imagine. okay guys back to you inside. >> pete: help me out rick my cars been parked out there illegally for an hour and a half >> abby: i've been there. it's not going to end well. >> pete: i just realized it. >> clayton: coming up on the show new details about the infamous tarmac meeting between bill clinton and loretta lynch. what james comey knows and how the media may have downplayed the entire thing. >> abby: it's the match up everyone in america has been waiting for pete versus clayton. who can pop more shots and the loser, oh, yeah, is going in the dunk tank. ♪ now i'm a believer. >> abby: you can't back out. ♪ no doubt in my mind.
>> abby: welcome back. well a brand new document that's bringing uneven more questions about that meeting on the tarmac between then attorney general loretta lynch and former president bill clinton. here was some of the revelations as jordan seculo with the american center for law and justice which received these e-mails as a result of their freedom of information act request. jordan good to have you on. you have been going through these e-mails that reporters have sent to people within the doj. what have you found? >> well you know, it took, we filed this request more than a year ago. couple weeks after the meeting which was in june of 2016 on the tarmac in phoenix. we filed in july. initially the fbi responded and said they would actually do this in a quick way and then ultimate ly sent us this letter. i've got it here and this letter said we didn't find anything. now, interesting enough if you look through the documents you'll see that the f b auto officials are actually in correspondence with the department of justice so they should have found documents this
is all under jim comey's tenure at the fbi but we found washington post reporters talking to the public affairs team at department of justice and new york types reporters and the department of justice reporter for washington post, i mean they're saying basically i'm hoping i can put it to rest this story and editing their story with the talking points from the department of justice to make the attorney general lynch at the time look better. remember she never recused herself from this case. the new york times was saying i'm being pressed into service and then ultimately they say when they're looking at this, well if it's just fox news maybe we won't have to use the talking points and i pull this, abbey because they won't let us see what their talking points were going to be because they said it's just fox news. maybe cbs with a few lines so we don't worry too much about it. >> abby: so what does that tell you when we talk about the new york times, washington post we're talking about mainstream media in some of these cases what does it tell you about what they were trying to down the situation? >> they're trying to down play
this story. now remember, it wasn't just about loretta lynch and at that time, the department of justice or president obama. we were in the heat of a president den shall campaign so what they were really trying to do was not just help loretta lynch out of this situation or president obama's department of justice or the fbi. they were trying to help hillary clinton. when it gets to it. >> abby: just to be clear i want to point out jordan i think we have the e-mail from the washington post that was sent to someone in the doj because i want to get the wording exactly right but basically, along the lines of they are wanting to get to the bottom. it says here my editors are still pretty interested it and i'm hoping i can put it to rest by answering just a few more questions but i do want to point out jordan the washington post later that day did put out a report on this did put out a piece. >> they put out pieces. their pieces were very generic. we actually went through all of them from these reporters and most what they said was some of their staff was surprised that
the meeting occurred and i think what this showed is they were a lot more than surprised. they were in full public relations mode trying to figure out how they were going to respond to this and it did become a bigger story for the campaign. maybe not for loretta lynch but for the campaign and jim comey has brought it back because he used this in his testimony. he said this meeting was one of the reasons he took those bizarre actions on the hillary clinton investigation. >> abby: there still seem to be a lot of questions as to what exact exactly happened at the moment on the tarmac. jordan seculo, thanks for being with us. really great having you. thanks abbey. >> abby: it is the match up everyone in america has been waiting for pete vs. clayton. who can pop more shots and the loser is going in the dunk tank. i can't believe clayton agreed to do this. ♪ the final countdown. ♪ the final countdown. &%c1 &%f0
>> abby: all morning long we've had our own fox & friends state fair out on the plaza thanks to fantasy world entertainment. brooks, grady, and doug from fantasy world entertainment are here with how you can throw your own state fair. >> nice to see you guys again thanks for having us. >> pete: tell us a little bit about fantasy world. >> we've been in business 25 years and we've done over 25,000 events we deliver, setup and operate all over the east coast for parties picnics and promotions primarily college, corporate and we did 25 events at the white house within the last eight years, we've done parties for our current president and his home in marlag o, so we work all different types. >> pete: what kind of stuff do you bring in? i see these giant inflatable
houses. dunk tank. >> clayton: see rick in a bumper car. >> not only do we have the carnival-type things but formal parties with casino and ice skating rinks. we have obstacle courses like the midway, there's 30 some different obstacle courses all different themes. we have the old style bumper cars that we had here the last two years, and this is our latest ufo bumper cars. >> abby: yeah. and this one, pete was on earlier. >> pete: that was really fast. >> that goes fast. we have 20 some rides and we'll do it in a typical weekend in the summer 40-50 events all over the east coast. >> abby: okay are you ready to see something that's never happened here on the show? >> absolutely. >> abby: we'll have a competition between clayton and pete. and they're going to shoot some hoops and by the way, pete played basketball in college so there's a lot of pressure riding on this one. >> brian: i played double triple >> clayton: double drip el? >> abby: let's get 30 seconds on
the clock. hold on i'll tell you when to go >> pete: what do we think? >> abby: 3-2-1-go! >> pete: i've played a lot of basketball in my life. i friend had one of these at his house and we played all day long >> abby: pete don't talk and shoot. >> pete: now i'm getting cocky. >> abby: 4-3-2-1, stop. okay hold it. let me-- all right, pete? 14 and clayton nine. so guess what you'll have to stick around because the dunking happens after the break and you can't miss them. >> pete: i'm going to throw the ball too.
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