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>> for making these jerseys, giving us these great pads to protect ourselves and a green beret challenge. >> shannon: north >> shannon: it comes as the u.s. signals it is open to talking with north korea if it meets one very big condition. that is stopping all those missile tests. another busy monday morning. i'm shannon bream live in "america's newsroom." good morning to you. >> good morning. hope you had a great weekend at home. north korea's latest threat follows unanimous action from the u.n. security counsel slapping a billion dollars of new sanctions on north korean experts. >> shannon: rex tillerson
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praised it. >> i think the world is expressing a view to china and russia we have an expectation that you will do everything you possibly can to help north korea understand the reality of the future as well and bring them to the negotiating table. >> shannon: we're live in london. how are other world leaders reacting to the sanction news today? >> there is a lot of tough talk and some tough action against north korea by the united states and other international bodies. and countries. we heard some tough talk coming today in manila, philippines. a security forum there, secretary of state tillerson there saying the sanctions signed off by the u.n. security council over the weekend shows the world has lost patience with pyongyang and the only way the u.s. would think of sitting down with north korea would be to stop the missile launches. overnight a one-hour phone conversation about kim jung un
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and his canucks and missiles. that conversation confirmed north korea is a grave and growing threat to all countries around the world. those sanctions over the weekend by u.n. security council are described as the toughest in a generation hitting hard at the key money spinners, the exports for coal, iron, led, the things that raise money for the programs. but russia and china already beginning to show signs of waivering, shannon. >> shannon: a lot of chatter out of north korea after talking tough on the latest threat to the u.s. >> you can imagine there has been that talk. you already mentioned one line, thousand fold. experts have been looking hard
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at those sanctions. they say that, in fact, for the moment at least, the nuke and missile programs won't be hit. the people feeling the squeeze are probably those suffering all along in the program development, that is the regular people of north korea. back to you. >> shannon: we always have to remember them. you've been there many times to see it firsthand, greg. thank you very much. >> back at home president trump touting the new u.n. sanctions on north korea and keeping in close touch with his south korea counterpart amid the tensions. the president has made it clear it's a working vacation. he is living up to that over this weekend. >> indeed. he has been very busy this morning sending out a lot of tweets. one of those morning tweets he says that he has plans to do some time in new york. we're working to clarify if
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that means new york city or the state of new york, which is very big. any time president trump has come to new york it is something he tried to avoid recently citing a high cost of securing the area and the disruptions that his visits bring to the city. working hard from new jersey while the white house goes through long-planned renovations. going to new york next week for more meetings. president trump touting the new u.n. sanctions on north korea after this security council unanimously passed that resolution that would slash a billion off north korea's foreign revenue which would prohibit the export of coal, iron and seafood. trump tweeted about his phone call with the leader of south korea on the issue. just completed a call with president moon of south korea. very happy and impressed with the 15 to 0 u.n. vote on sanctions.
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they agreed to apply maximum pressure and sanctions on north korea to end its nuclear program. that's a reaction coming from the white house. >> we're also seeing the white house push back hard along with the vice president's office on this "new york times" story that pence is laying ground work to run for president in 2020. that continuing this morning? >> absolutely. and over the weekend and as you reported over the weekend vice president pence really denouncing this report in the "new york times" that appeared indicating he was pontioning himself for a run in 2020 calling the report disgraceful and offensive. the allegations in this article of him running a shadow campaign are false and an attempt to divide this administration. earlier this morning the vice president's press secretary appeared on "fox & friends" to further push back on that claim. >> it's absurd. what you've got here is speculation, conjecture, half truth masquerading as news on
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the front page of the never trump "new york times." >> the vice president has been holding fundraisers recently which many say point to this possible run but a spokesperson on "fox & friends" said look, if you look at the fundraisers, take a look. the president's daughter was there. it shows they continue to work together. back to you, leland. >> more on this with the panel later. >> shannon: president trump tweeting this morning that his group of core supporters is bigger than ever. the trump base is far bigger and stronger than ever before he says despite some phony fake news polling. look at rallies in pennsylvania, iowa, ohio and west virginia. the border security, military strength, jobs, supreme court pick. deregulation and so much more have driven the trump base closer together. will never change. byron york is the correspondent for "the washington examiner"
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and fox news contributor. good morning. pollsters, pundits, critics, supporters say the same thing. the base with the president isn't going anywhere. but they say he needs to grow it. can he do that? is that a legitimate criticism? >> it is a legitimate criticism. if you look at the clear politics average of polls, donald trump hit 46% job approval. the highest he has ever been. it's now 38.7 and i think a lot of political observers believe that in that 38.7 is the president's base. on the other hand, we have to look at these numbers perhaps in a different way with donald trump than we used to look at it because remember, on election day donald trump was elected president with a 60% job disapproval rating. so the polls may not mean for this president what they have meant in the past but he is absolutely right that he has
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had big, enthusiastic campaign-style crowds in ohio, west virginia and pennsylvania and elsewhere in the past few weeks. >> shannon: do you think many of the mainstream media and critics of his base talk down to them, that it does solidify them? their sense they're an opposition party in a way to what they view as mainstream media and the bigger attack they see on the man they went to the voting booth and voted for. does that energize and solidify their commitment even more? >> absolutely. if you went to trump rallies during the campaign, he always talked about the press. he often pointed them out in the room. saying that they were lying about him and now whatever happens the president generally attacks the press as part of his reaction to it. and the reason is, of course, that so many of his supporters just don't trust what they see in a lot of the news. >> shannon: let's talk about this issue of leaks which is something the president has talked about a lot, has tweeted
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about a lot and now as the attorney general last friday talking about the fact they're tripling the amount of cases that they have and investigations they have and the deputy attorney general rod rosario spoke about it on sun. >> we're after people committing crimes. we'll look to who has violated the law and hold them accountable. >> shannon: that will extend to white house staffers and members of congress as well. >> this is a pretty high priority for the trump justice department and reasonably so. we have to distinguish between links. there are the leaks that are irritating to the white house but are not a big deal if the president will roll out a policy on thursday and we hear about it on monday. they get irritated about that. but on the other hand, leaks of classified information are a criminal matter. they are very serious and we've seen some incredibly serious leaks in the trump
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administration. we've seen the leak of intercepted communications involving the first national security advisor michael flynn. we've seen the leaks of the content of the oval office conversations between the president and top russian leaders and just last week we saw the leak of the transcript of a one-on-one presidential conversation between the president and the leaders of mexico and australia. these are really high priority, criminal leaks and it is not surprising at all that the trump administration is going to go after them. remember the obama administration was tough on leaks as well. >> shannon: somebody else in addition to the attorney general who says they'll crack down on these things is general kelly. here is what corey lewandowski. >> we're seeing a difference with the staff, the uniformity of the staff. with the notion it's one team. general kelly was clear about his direction to the staff. >> shannon: and the president gives the chief of staff as
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much leeway as he is going to. so far good reviews for general kelly. will the president stick with his disciplined approach? >> so far so good is the word on this. what we're seeing is general kelly controlling the people who get to see the white house and controlling the information that the president sees vetting it before the president sees it. all of which to make sure the president gets good information and perhaps doesn't make a statement or decision based just on the last person he talked to. what you said is critical. the white house chief of staff has as much power as the president gives him. if the president decides he needs this order in the white house kelly will succeed. if the president wants to go back to the old ways that's what will happen. byron, thank you, good to see you. we know that he is not cracking down on tweets. the idea is that listen, the president says my tweets are off limits. you can manage the staff but
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not my tweets. >> general kelly is part of his negotiations to take the job that the president wanted him to said i don't need control but i would like to be consulted before the tweets, which means that general kelly will be getting up early in the morning. a fox news alert with a massive manhunt underway in missouri for a suspect on the run after police say he shot and killed one of their own. what police are doing now to bring that suspect in. >> we're hoping for a word from president trump to say that we want a tolerant community and we'll condemn all hate crimes by anyone, including against muslim community. >> shannon: out rage in minnesota after an explosion rocks a mosque over the weekend. why the governor is calling this an act of terrorism.
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>> the white house pushing back hard against what they call an absurd report out of the "new york times" about a 2020 shadow campaign. >> all that i'm preparing for every day is to do everything i can to see president donald trump reelected in 2020.
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>> i want to make a remark about vice president pence. i worked with him for 10 years
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and work with him daily in the white house. it is absolutely true that the vice president is getting ready for 2020 for reelection as vice president. >> leland: kellyanne conway defending the vice president over the weekend after a bombshell "new york times" report. it claims mike pence and other top gop officials are forming a shadow campaign to run against president trump in 2020. the vice president blasting the report calling it disgraceful and offensive. fox news contributor katie pavlich and mary anne marsh. katie, do you first. we know the new "the new york times" is not a fan of president trump. when you read the words of the vice president's response, is this a little bit of he protests too much?
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>> look. i think there are very few things that while up pence. when the media is attacking him for respecting his wife they're going after him for allegedly wanting to run against his boss in 2020. this article talks about how mike pence has been an -- joni earns, the senator from iowa, invited him to her barbecue. he talked about president trump's agenda and getting it through. he is not running a campaign and i think that the white house is trying to push back on this again because the narrative is that there is a split between the vice president and the president. >> leland: mary anne, it is a self-fulfilling prophesy? "the new york times" would like nothing more than president trump not to run as president. maybe it divides the two men at the very top. >> i have a different look and
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interpretation of this. i think it's more about survival and contingency plan than a campaign plan. donald trump is doubling down on his shrinking base in the face of this russian investigation and needs to keep every conservative on board. it is mike pence that conservatives and right wing activists and donors believe is the true conservative and appealing to him and why he is out there getting them. they need to keep them on board. if for some reason donald trump doesn't make it through the permanent mike pence is the next -- pence could do the same for trump. it has nothing to do with 2020 and surviving here. >> leland: we're a long way to pardons and a rework of watergate. >> trump has already talked about -- i'm not -- >> leland: you bring up a good point of using mike pence as a blocking mechanism to other
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republican challengers. they also talked about governor john kasich of ohio known in republican circles to be running, weaver in his back pocket. other senators mentioned in the article. katie, it's not unprecedented to have an internal challenge to a sitting u.s. president. kennedy taking on carter. is there a chance that you have a legitimate challenger within the republican party. >> leland: john kasich is not a real conservative. we underestimated donald trump and his ability. his approval rating is down he is sitting at 50% in the counties he flipped from blue to red. that's significant. he has to expand his base. there is always talk of a challenge whether it's donald trump or any other republican president. in terms of the resources i guarantee you the republican
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party and infrastructure successful in getting president trump elected in blue states isn't willing to give those resources to people who want to challenge him especially six months into his term. >> leland: mary anne, i'll give you the last word the next time you're on. have a great week. shannon. >> shannon: city of chicago digging in for battle with the doj over the trump administration attempts to block federal tax dollars flowing to sanctuary cities. the mayor says the white house is doing something unconstitutional and he is not going to be blackmailed. we'll tell you what the doj says straight ahead. >> what the trump justice department is asking is for us to turn ourselves inside out and in my way and my view put in conflict two fundamental principles. being a welcoming city and community policing. thank you.
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>> leland: breaking news out of missouri this morning. a massive manhunt underway right now for the suspect wanted in a fatal shooting of a police officer. it happened sunday night in a town called clinton, missouri about 45 minutes southeast of kansas city. officials say officer gary michael was shot and killed during a traffic stop. pictures from the scene, live pictures this morning. missouri state police releasing a photo of the suspect. they say he is armed and should be considered extremely dangerous. have some calls out right now in missouri. we'll get you an update as soon as it develops. >> shannon: the f.b.i. is investigating a possible hate crime after a mosque was bombed south of minneapolis over the weekend. an explosive device was thrown into a window as a dozen people
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were gathered there for morning prayers on saturday. the governor calling the attack terrorism and unforgivable. >> a criminal act of terrorism against the imam who thank the lord was not present in his office as it would appear that this person intended. and the destruction done to this sacred site is unthinkable, unforgivable. >> shannon: we're joined live from the midwest bureau. matt, if there is any good news no one was hurt in this attack. >> fortunately no injuries reported by this explosive device that police are calling an ied. the hunt is on to figure out who did this and why. this morning explosive detectives and investigators are analyzing evidence including cell phone data and video. early saturday morning the ied shattered windows and damaged an office at the community center.
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witnesses say it was tossed from a vehicle that sped off. neighbors felt a loud bang. several muslim groups are offering rewards totaling more than $20,000 leading to an arrest. >> is it hate crime, act of terrorism? who did it? that's what the investigation is going to, determine who and what the motivation was. >> we need an america where people are safe with their neighbors. targeting people because of their race, ethnicity or religion is unamerican. >> the f.b.i. is the lead agency in this investigation and so far they haven't given us any details describing a suspect. >> shannon: we heard from the governor a little bit. what are other leaders in the area saying about this? >> the governor was quick to call it an act of terrorism. senator franken said there is
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no place for acts like this and there is also an interfaith service where the message was an attack on a mosque is an attack on all religions. police say this community center has received hate calls and emails before, shannon, but there have been no reported hate crimes at this center. >> shannon: matt with the latest there. thanks so much. >> leland: the department of justice and the president's top men all saying that they will stop the leaks. >> i am certain that general kelly and attorney general jeff sessions will continue to find who these leaks are. i hope they prosecute these people and put them in handcuffs and walk them out the door and make a clear determination to their colleagues this will not be tolerated. >> leland: how exactly does the attorney general propose to get the leaks under control? well, former utah congressman jason chaffetz will talk about that. plus this. >> shannon: smoke and gunfire inside a military base in
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venezuela as the socialist government claims it has suppressed a violent coup attempt. the latest on the unfolding crisis there in just a few minutes. hmm? is that the rest of our food? what? no. how come you have cheese in your beard? because switching to geico could save you 15% or more on car insurance. oh! ok. geico. because saving 15% or more on car insurance is always a great answer. whoa! gross!
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>> shannon: jeff sessions announcing the crackdown on leaks. >> what we have to look at is the facts and circumstances. what was the potential harm caused by the leak, the circumstances. that's more important to us than who it is who is the leaker. no matter what their position is, if they violated the law. we'll prosecute it. >> including white house officials and members of congress? >> anybody who breaks the law. >> shannon: jason chaffetz is
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shaking your head and chomping at your bit. >> he comes with zero credibility on this. when we -- i asked him if he looked at hillary clinton whether she told the truth under oath. he said he needed a request from congress. myself and the chairman of the judiciary committee to the department of justice. it has never been answered. let's start with hillary clinton and whether or not she lied under oath and go back to the state department who had an open investigation. they reopened it july 7th of 2016. nearly 300 people who are dealing in classified information in a non-secure setting, why didn't they ever close that investigation? they need to answer those questions. start with that. they come with zero credibility on this issue. >> shannon: they say they've tripled the number of cases they have going. any part of you that has confidence that maybe some of those things are part of these investigations they're now expanding? >> i hope so.
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these investigations going more than a year. there comes a point where you have to answer these things. don't tell us and do another press conference. until you have people in handcuffs this classified information, it's against the law to just leak it out and give it to whoever you want. you can't do that. >> shannon: how much has to do with the change in administration and a lot of holdovers in the agency from the last administration who may not be excited about doing the investigations you mentioned. >> no doubt. i caulked up the last few months of the obama administration. now that you have the deputy attorney general coming to the microphone saying we'll hold everybody accountable no matter who they are, prove it. people are documented by the inspector general's office. not members of congress who pointed these people out specifically and they should be held accountable by the department of justice. >> shannon: we are also getting new information about this tarmac meeting between former
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president bill clinton, then attorney general loretta lynch when hillary clinton was the subject of a matter of investigation. they made a freedom of information request. they have gotten hundreds of documents. when they first made this request months ago they were told by the last administration. if you've ever filed a request this is what they say. they say we have no records responsive to your request. and now they have hundreds of pages responsive to their request. >> that had to be a lie initially. you are required to respond to the freedom of information act request within 20 days. to say there were no documents is a fabrication. the department of justice can go back and prosecute those people within that state department and other agencies who were not responsive to that. that's also not legal. so go prosecute that. >> shannon: in addition to this we're seeing that essentially there are emails back and forth
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that involve the "washington post" and "new york times" reporters who didn't want to pursue the story but under pressure from their bosses and they have to do it. one from the "washington post" a reporter who reached out to the department of justice and said any changes one of you could give me a call for a quick conversation about the a.g. clinton meeting. my editors are interested and i'm hoping to put it to rest. essentially saying i want to quiet the story down. >> it's come to the conclusion they'll quickly gloss over this. let's remember that during this whole investigation initially started by an inspector general report saying classified information, non-classified setting. they never impaneled the grand jury. the department of justice is saying we do it as a routine and it is a good way to get documents and interview witnesses. how come they didn't do that in the other department of justice? so, you know, it is such a double standard. i want them to hold people accountable regardless of party
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but they haven't been doing that. part of the public's way to do that is to get access to these documents. there are documents. the american people have documents through this request. >> shannon: so many of them are redacted. they'll go to court because there is so much they can't tell. >> they never gave them to congress. they had to issue subpoena. that's against the law. when you have a subpoena you have to respond to it. it is not optional. that's another place where the department of justice can go after current federal employees. >> shannon: we'll have to get you when you aren't so fired up. good to have you with us. >> leland: fox news alert. a small group of venezuela men have launched an attack on a military base that happened over the weekend after video circulated calling for an uprising. troops put down the attack. the political climate continues to boil over. phil keating is following this
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story from miami. hi, phil. >> many wondering whether it's the first time that the military is starting to fray. certainly opponents of president or dictator nicolas maduro hope so. however, maduro insists it was a small renegade band and he calls them terrorists as well. the group of 20 according to the government launched an attack on a major army base in the city of -- one injured, seven captured. 10 others fled into hiding. the president says a manhunt for the 10 that he calls mercenaries is on full speed. in his weekly television address he vowed the rebels will be captured and suffer the maximum punishment adding there is no lienensy for deserters. they put down the rebels who hoped to start a civil war but failed. the group of 20 were not active
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duty military but mostly civilians and deserters. on saturday the new national constituent assembly fired venezuela's top prosecutor viewed as a threat to the revolution. the two prominent opposition leaders arrested and hauled away from their homes last week have been sent back home but remain under house arrest. and friday the national constituent assembly convened for the first time. answers to no one. the opposition dominated national assembly still refuses to recognize that body saying it cements' maduro's power. daily clashes have been happening for the past four months leaving 100 protestors dead in a country that has a horrible economy and persistent food shortages. >> leland: seems to continue to get worse there. phil in miami. >> shannon: amid the chaos in
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venezuela the world sending a clear message to north korea and its leader kim jung un. >> the united states is not pushing for regime change. our goal is to make north korea become secure. we want to see a peaceful and secure north korea and the region secure and the korean peninsula secure. they've never pushed for regime change. >> shannon: will the tough new sanctions work? >> leland: a deadly action in the state fair. killing a man on an amusement park ride. what we're learning about how this accident was caused.
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company executives visited the accident site last week and conducted tests on the ride's metal parts. an 18-year-old man died when he was tossed from the ride and others seriously injured. >> leland: the united states, china and russia showing a united front against north korea voting at the u.n. security council for new sanctions amid rising concerns about its missile and nuclear programs. yesterday nikki haley, the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. comparing the vote to a kick in the gut. >> what we basically did was kicked them in the stomach. told them to stop and said we won't put up with it anymore. the ball is now in their court. they have a big decision to make. they can either respond by pulling back and saying that they aren't going to be part of this reckless activity anymore or they can see where it goes and we'll continue to keep up the strength and keep up the activity to make sure we stop them.
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>> leland: bringing in jillian turner staffer to george w. bush and president obama. nice to see you. everyone in the administration is so excited that china is going along with this. china, china, china. at some level when you consider the strategic map, maybe it's telling on the other side that china is okay with this? >> absolutely. so there are two ways that foreign policy analysts in washington are looking at the scenario. first of all just a quick note. this was an unqualified success for the united states, for the entire united nations security council. put that aside for a second. if we look at the optics of china signing on to this round of sanctions, it could potentially mean that for the first time sanctions against north korea really have a rebust chance at working. the flip side as some folks noted, would china really sign onto sanctions that were going to cripple the north korean
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economy? no, they wouldn't do it. you could look at this and say the fact that -- >> leland: there are two ways to look at it. pick one of those two views of this. >> it's too early to say really. i'm not trying to dodge the question here. we really have to -- getting sanctions through aoun -- passage of these sanctions, all seven sets we've seen implemented since 2006 is a success but doesn't get it to 100%. sanctions are only successful if they're effective. we don't know yet. they could go either way. so medium to long-term we don't have the answers on that. >> leland: we'll get back to the north korean response to this in a moment. sticking on china right now, this is from the peoples daily and the global times. some of the mouthpieces of the communist party in china. they write the west should be
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reminded to exercise restraint if it believes it is only north korea rather than the u.s. and south korea as well to blame for the nuclear issue. this ill-fitting mindset will not help solve the crisis. they said in an editorial the united states needed to curb its moral arrogance over north korea. do we look at what they're saying in terms of this communist mouthpiece or what they're doing in terms of voting for the sanctions? >> i think in this case china loves throwing -- lobbing punches our way for the hell of it. i don't think it means anything for them to say that. they love to point out seeming alleged moral flaws in the united states foreign policy and national security. they've been doing that for decades. i don't read anything into that. they signed onto this, which is a concession for them. whether this has the intended consequences for north korea or not, getting them in the bag
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here was really important. it was a big deal for nikki haley, too. >> leland: it seems like the north koreans will run out of adjectives to use in their threats and response. now they're vowing a thousands followed revenge and severe nuclear lesson for the united states. they'll turn the city into fire and do that to seoul. any reason to think it is anything more than rhetoric by the north koreans? do they actually think that we're scared by this? what is their mindset? >> they do believe intimidating and harsh and strong rhetoric is an important foreign policy tool. i think they do actually believe that it -- not necessarily the united states will cower in our boots but that its regional neighbors will view it as a show of strength. i almost chuckled when i read that because it instantly reminded me of that childhood adage which is anything times infinity is worse.
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you can throw things out there but eventually they sort of lose their luster. there is a real worry or concern and that is that with each new sanctions regime that has been imposed upon north korea, they have along with the help of china found ways to -- when they're hit, to recover. >> leland: they've been able to get around it. in terms of the rhetoric, the u.s. has gotten involved in this one general saying a couple of weeks ago from u.s. air force's pacific command the u.s. is ready to respond with rapid, lethal and overwhelming force at the time and place of our choosing. jillian, thanks. more to come on this for sure. >> shannon: we have breaking news this morning on a military aircraft crash from this weekend. three marines are still missing. we'll have an update on that search. >> leland: president trump promised to take on voter fraud. now many states are pushing back while others are starting to give in to the process. we'll break down the arguments.
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>> leland: u.s. marine corps saying they found a downed plane. one of our ospreys. they found the wreakage off of coast of eastern australia. it crashed over the weekend as it was trying to land on a u.s. navy ship. 23 people on board were rescued and the u.s. military over the weekend had suspended its rescue operation for the three marines who are still missing. >> shannon: president trump's election integrity commission continues it push to uncover
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voter fraud. the state of new york voting to comply with some of the commission's requests after initially balking at the idea. how much opposition is there to the president's commission on voter fraud? i'm surprised they're turning over anything. >> in new hampshire the local aclu and two state lawmakers are going to court to stop the state from giving data to the commission. they want dates of birth and political affiliation. as of today, shannon, five states, arkansas, colorado, florida, ohio, washington have provided data. six say no, california, kentucky, minnesota, new mexico and south carolina. 26 others have agreed to limited or partial cooperation or are requiring a type of fee. the center for justice says there is no serious problem of voter fraud in the united states an accusing the
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commission trying to find bogus reasons. >> i think some members of the commission have made a career out of exaggerating and over claiming concerns of fraud in order to justify policies that suit certain political interests. >> there are also at least seven national lawsuits that have been filed by groups including common cause, naacp and the national aclu. so this controversy is not going to go away any time soon. >> shannon: with these court battles looming the question becomes can the commission compel these states to cooperate? >> what's interesting here is that the commission has no authority whatsoever to do anything more than to request the data. they cannot issue a subpoena, for example. critics of the commission mention president trump's claim he lost the popular vote because millions of ineligible voters came out for clinton. they say it is not the
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commission's goal to support the president's claim. >> those who claim the commission is there to justify, prove or disprove president trump's claim about the popular vote in 2016 are wrong. the commission is not intending to nor will it attempt to prove or disprove what the president said about the popular vote in the 2016 election. >> they say since the year 2000 there have been 938 convictions of voter fraud. shannon, he says that's the tip of the iceberg. in one year's time we'll see when the commission issues a report. >> shannon: david lee miller, thank you very much. >> leland: hour two to go. in that a maryland city under new scrutiny for considering giving illegal immigrants the right to vote in local elections. judge andrew napolitano might have something to say about that. >> shannon: the trump administration preparing a response to russia's decision to kick out hundreds of american diplomatic staffers. what exactly will our response
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>> shannon: the u.s. putting russia on notice. secretary of state rex tillerson setting a deadline for action against moscow after russia ordered the expulsion of hundreds of u.s. staffers in an escalation of tensions between the two. a little rocky relationship right now. welcome to a new hour of "america's newsroom." >> leland: they say it could get better. or could get worse. i'm -- there is a tense diplomatic showdown as russia retaliates against new u.s. sanctions. american diplomats in moscow have been sent packing. secretary of state tillerson warning election meddling has caused a deep rift. >> trying to help them understand how serious this incident was in and how
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seriously it damaged the relationship between the american people and the russian people. this created serious mistrust between our two countries. we have to find some way to deal with that. >> shannon: good morning to you, rich. secretary tillerson says we are going to respond to russia. what more do you know? >> he told russian foreign minister the united states would respond by september 1st. that's to the russian action, that by september 1st the u.s. has to have 700 diplomats leave the country and they seized two u.s. pieces of property. it started with the russian interference with the election. the obama administration seized two pieces of russia property and kicked out some diplomats. the president signed additional sanctions against russia, shannon. >> shannon: so tillerson says
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the u.s. will work with russia. they talk about how bad the relationship is. there is room for improvement, right? >> he mentioned he told lavrov things could get better or worse. after the latest retaliation he said things have gotten worse. the secretary notes diplomats getting kicked out and election interference they remain talking to one another. there is a regular communication channel between the united states and russia and continue to work together from safe zones in sir yas, issues in the middle east and afghanistan. we want to review the relationship as a pragmatic one and want to work with them on areas of serious national security interests and having the mistrust that divides us, that's what we assume is the diplomatic part of our relationship. he says he wants to continue working with russia, is working with russia. this as all these issues pile
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up on the one side, the retaliation back and forth between the two countries and the need to work together around the world according to the administration. >> shannon: rich is live for us at the state department. thanks, rich. >> leland: lawmakers are home for summer recess escaping the washington heat. republicans are two days away from their 200-day deadline. without delivering on healthcare, tax reform, or a budget resolution. >> my preference would have been to stay in session to grapple with those issues. at the same time getting back in the state and talking to constituents. on friday i traveled with agriculture secretary perdue and had discussions with farmers in the state. we aren't on vacation. we really are working. i continue discussions on healthcare as well as taxes with my colleagues.
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>> leland: peter doocy live from washington how much of the 200 day plan did they get done. >> they were going to repeal and replace obamacare by spring but nothing has happened as planned. back in wisconsin paul ryan has a gloomy forecast for the republican-controlled federal government if they can't get it together. >> this is the third time in 100 years we've had this alignment of government that we've got to get it done or else i'm worried our country will continue down a bad path. >> they haven't passed a budget. they have to do that before they can start fiddling with the finer points of the tax code. >> we have got to pass a budget so that we have that reconciliation vehicle. we did tax reform in north carolina, it has had extraordinary results. we have to do it for the nation. we need to keep that promise.
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>> a promise that many republican lawmakers expect to be reminded of at town hall meetings now that everyone is home for recess. >> leland: had a congressman on this weekend. he was getting reminded about it a lot. what about the other side of the aisle, democrats? are they happy to sit back and watch or do they have a sense of urgency? >> there is a sense of urgency when it comes to fixing the healthcare system on the left side of the aisle. >> we need to come together quickly to strengthen and stabilize the individual marketplace and need to begin working across the aisle to find ways to fix what is not working about the affordable care act while keeping in place the expansions that made better healthcare accessible for millions of americans. >> the only reason the 100 day plan had to be a 200 day plans saying that the senate worked slower than the house but doubling the time wasn't enough.
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>> leland: peter, thank you. >> shannon: we all remember it was a dramatic vote on the senate floor that sank the gop's efforts to replace obamacare. mitch mcconnell spoke publicly about the tough loss saying, quote, i choose not to dwell on situations where we come up a little bit short even on the night when we came up one vote short to repeal and replace obamacare the first thing i thought about feel better, hillary clinton could be president. steve hayes is the editor of the weekly standard. you could be dealing with hillary clinton as president and they blocked that from happening. but a lot of people who voted for this president so that there isn't a hillary clinton president want to know why more isn't getting done on capitol hill in the meantime. >> the other thing that mitch mcconnell said in the interview asked about republican accomplishments he pointed to justice neil gorsuch. if you had gone to republican
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voters and said hillary clinton won't be president and there will be a conservative on the supreme court you would have a lot of republicans pretty happy with that outcome. having said that, as you point out, republicans on capitol hill are not doing much. there is, i think, skepticism about their ability to do much. there are concerns about leadership coming from the white house and what the president's agenda is. it is all sort of at a stand still with a lot of churning and talk but not really a lot of action. >> shannon: on the issue of justice neil gorsuch, whether you're thrilled he is a justice or distraught that he is a justice you have to give the majority of credit to that for mitch mcconnell holding onto that seat for more than a year after pledging to do so and coming up against a lot of really heavy opposition to doing that. so that is definitely a win in their column. beyond that they are on recess talking about cutting down recess to get healthcare done. they come back to tax reform,
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healthcare, infrastructure, budget, to the debt ceiling. a lot of these things are running up against an october 1st deadline or september 30th. they have a lot to get done. do you have confidence based on how things have gotten so far that they'll be able to check those boxes? >> no, very little. some of the same people who would give mitch mcconnell that credit and due that credit for justice gorsuch would criticize him the way he has pushed forward a conservative agenda in the senate. you look at obamacare. they put a lot of pressure on the conservatives who were skeptical of the emerging obamacare repeal plan but not as much on the moderates. conservatives would say why was that? on tax reform you haven't seen much coming out of this congress. you haven't seen ideas carried over from previous congresss. there is a lot of work that could have been done in advance of this moment that republicans could have activated the plans they were working on in years
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past. >> shannon: the new york reporting on vice president pence and other prominent republicans saying they're lining things up for 2020 just in case. for me that's not surprising news if you know how these campaigns work. to me it would be news if they said pence was gearing up to run against president trump. that's not what they said. he is getting ready in case there is an opening. i don't know that's as much of a scandal as some people want it to be. the vice president has a full throated defense saying it's false and another attempt by the media to divide the administration. >> the vice president as leland said earlier, this is case of me thinks he protests too much. pretty routine stuff. i have conversations with trump officials and trump campaign hands who also wonder if the president will be up for running for a second term. it is not crazy to think that mike pence might have an opening that he could exploit. i think the reporting "the new york times" piece done by alex
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burns and jonathan martin, good reporters, is accurate. i don't think there is a reason to believe it is not accurate. i don't think it's as exceptional as people seem to be. >> shannon: you are steve hayes and we're glad you joined us this morning. >> leland: sad news from the world of baseball. don baler, the 1979mvb player has died. he was a premier power hitter who played for six teams during his 19-year ear. he won the world series for the twins in the 1987. he died at 68 years old. >> shannon: a powerful tornado ripping through the nation's mid section this weekend. >> the whole house rattled and shook like the sound of a freight train was going by.
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>> shannon: extensive damage and some folks said they never knew it was coming. >> leland: google hitting back after a leaked memo making claim of anti-diversity at the company. anti-conservative movement as well. those details coming up. >> shannon: city officials in chicago claim the trump administration's threat to withhold federal dollars from sanctuary cities is unconstitutional. a big legal battle brewing. that's coming up. >> the city of chicago may be the first to bring a lawsuit but i'm confident we won't be the last. ient originally discovered... in jellyfish. in clinical trials, prevagen has been shown to improve short-term memory. prevagen. the name to remember. itwhat's possible.nk rethink the experience. rethink your allergy pills. flonase sensimist allergy relief uses unique mistpro technology
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now through august 31st. >> leland: a rare summer tornado with winds of 135 miles per hour whipping through tulsa, oklahoma this weekend. residents said they were taken completely offguard because the town's sirens never went off. >> woke up to just rattling and nudged my wife and said do you feel that? she said can't be a tornado, there is no siren. it has to be an earthquake. >> leland: it was a tornado. it destroyed several businesses and left more than two dozen people wounded including two with life-threatening injuries. >> shannon: city officials in chicago set to sue the federal government this morning over threats to strip funding from so-called sanctuary cities. the mayor says the policy forces him to welcome immigrants or protect his police force.
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>> the trump justice department has announced new restrictions on burn grants and is asking the city of chicago in my view to choose between our core values as a welcoming city and our fundamental principles of community policing. it is a false and wrong choice. chicago will not let our police officers become political pawns in a debate. >> shannon: let's bring in judge andrew napolitano, good to see you, judge. he said this is not -- he doesn't want to make the false choice. a lot of people said they aren't the only choices. $3.2 million in grants that go to police vehicles. we want our police to be funded but such a tiny portion of the budget that chicago has. >> it is a small burn. byrne named after a young police officer murdered in new york city are federal grants to police departments to spend on
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equipment they need. most local cities expect this money so they sort of expect it to be coming in. the issue is can the government put a string on that money. you want the money? the police will have to cooperate with us, the feds, when we're trying to find illegal immigrants in your jurisdiction. here is the issue. the byrne grants that mayor emmanuel is talking about came from the obama administration. there was no string attached. you will help us find illegal immigrants. the trump administration has not yet passed a budget so attorney general sessions is trying to add a string after congress gave the money out, the courts will stop him. >> shannon: a little more of this. the mayor notes said chicago won't be blackmailed changing our values. the federal government should work with cities to provide necessary resources to improve public safety not -- >> the federal government says
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mayor emmanuel you have some people in jail here illegally. when they serve their term, please tell us when you are releasing them so we can pick them up and deport them. is it a use of government resources? yes. a minimal use of government resources, an email or phone call. mayor emmanuel is trying to poke his finger in the nose of washington, d.c. you can decide what it is. >> shannon: in 2016 more people in chicago were murdered in new york and los angeles combined. >> the statistics are true but really it's a local issue fighting crime in chicago or washington, d.c. or seattle. not for the federal government to do it.
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when the federal government gives out money only congress can put the strings on the money. he will be in a bind when the money starts coming after october which will be part of the trump budget with those strings attached. you know this. you accept cash from the federal government with strings attached you have to comply with the strings. >> shannon: i have to ask you in maryland there are several towns and cities that allow people not citizens to vote in the local elections, not federal. college park in maryland is considering doing that. one of the biggest places that allows it. >> yes, i'm sorry to say it's constitutional. it's unamerican but there is nothing under federal law or the u.s. constitution that requires that you have to be an american citizen to vote in a local or state election. voting in a federal election. u.s. senate, vice president, president never tested in court. there is much language in the constitution indicating the framers intended that only american citizens can do that. if the states want to let
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people who aren't of age and not american citizens vote in local and state elections they can probably do so. >> shannon: the city council will consider that tomorrow. a lot of heat around that vote. we'll watch it closely. thank you. >> always a pleasure. >> leland: just now now developments nuclear threats from north korea. the u.n. security council slamming kim joung un with a billion in new sanctions. we're now hearing president trump has just spoken to both his chief of staff and the secretary of state about these developments. what the president and his cabinet are focusing on next. >> it's quite clear in terms of there being no daylight among the international community as to the expectation that north korea will take steps to achieve all of our objectives which is a denuclearized korean
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>> shannon: the pentagon confirming american ground troops and war planes are a major operation in yemen fighting along troops targeting a local al qaeda group. it includes surveillance and aerial reviewing but wouldn't specify the number of troops on the ground. >> leland: a memo on google's internal mailing list going viral over the weekend. a male google software engineer stirs up a diversity debate on women in the tech industry and accuses them of shutting down conversation. when it comes to diversity and inclusion google's left bias has created a political correct
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mono culture that shames dissenters into silence. nice to see you as always. this is really rattling silicon valley to have somebody call them out on what they've been doing so long. >> it is causing quite a controversy in the tech come untaoe. it talks about women and conservatives. this unnamed google employee says that the company's, google's liberal bias is stifling the company. you don't normally hear this in the tech industry at all. so here is a direct quote. in highly progressive environments conservatives are a minority that feel they need to stay in the closet to avoid open hostility. we should empower those with different ideologies to be able to express themselves. this guy not getting his wish. he is facing some heavy backlash. >> leland: heavy backlash.
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it was anonymously posted. a guy is clearly upset but fearing that backlash. hard to ask this, can google all after him for something? can they figure out who this guy was? >> so far they haven't. you could say -- >> leland: who called in sick this morning. >> if they go after him. a lot of people are calling for him to get fired. wouldn't that be hypocritical of google? such an inclusive work environment to go after somebody because of one of their beliefs. >> leland: he said that about the anti-conservative bias. that is sort of political speech. he said this talking about how women prefer jobs in social or artistic areas and then continuing to write about men the same forces that lead men into high-pay and high-stress job cause men to take men to take dangerous jobs and suffer 93% of work-related deaths. put all that together and google came back with this from
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their vice president of diversity. diversity and inclusion are a fundamental part of our values and the culture we continue to cultivate. we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as a company. what's missing perhaps about this is whether diversity inclusion for people or also people we disagree with. >> you hit the nail on the head there. he is saying that hiring women and minorities just because of their gender or race isn't the best idea. he didn't release it to be controversial. he is says google looks at higher people based on their credentials, not because of a man or woman or where they grew up or came from. >> leland: google isn't the only tech company facing big issues in diversity. whether it's uber, google, apple has had issues and questions about how many african-americans and minorities they have at their companies. how much of the pressure is internal in these companies and
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how much is external? >> it is a unique debate. google and all tech companies, silicon valley is very liberal but at the same time they do have this issue of inclusion and of paying women and men the same amount. as a matter of fact google is currently battling a wage discrimination lawsuit. so they are being accused of routinely paying women less. at the same time they're saying we don't have this issue. we have all these programs spiteing this. we don't like this guy saying this. >> leland: statistics show something else. you also have to wonder how much of this is brought about by the change in politics in america. there is a pushback against political correctness culture. whether or not this anonymous engineer was empowered by it. people are trying to figure out who he is. interview him for us if you find it out. thanks. shannon. >> shannon: another major u.s.
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city choosing to defy the federal government over president trump's push to shut down sanctuary cities. we'll tell you why san francisco may be forced to pay the government a pretty penny. >> leland: plus the u.s. ramping up military readiness in eastern europe as relations with russia worsen. >> we ramp it up and really training with the georgian military. when heartburn strikes, take zantac for faster relief than nexium or your money back. take the zantac it challenge.
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revenge against the united states. andrew peek is a former advisor to nato commanders in afghanistan and former intelligence officer. dissect what the north koreans are saying vowing revenge and turn you into a nuclear winter. does it show the sanctions are getting under their skin a little bit? >> absolutely. the north koreans have to be totally shocked by the fact that both china and russia, their primary sponsors at the u.n. have agreed to these sanctions the trump administration has been pushing. i think most jarringly for them is the sanctions on their exports like coal but also the sanctions against their primary foreign exchange bank similar to the sanctions that brought iran's economies to its knees in 2010 and 2011 and forced them to come to the bargaining table and make the nuclear deal with the obama administration. it has to be shocking for them. >> leland: the pushback is that china was willing to vote for
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this proves wink, wink, nudge, nudge, china goes it sounds big as you pointed out but somehow the chinese will make it good for the north koreans. >> i don't think that's true. i think the chinese were alarmed what they saw a real possibility the trump administration was going to use military force against north korea and that stems from a variety of factors. it wasn't just the military assets and aircraft carriers in the pacific. it was trump's willingness to violate his campaign rhetoric and attack targets in syria. it represented finally america enforcing a red line in syria and i think clearly they suspected that he might do the same in north korea. >> leland: i want to get to russia. quickly. how do we know whether they work? is it assessation of the missile tests? or does north korea have to make some overt positive surrender action? >> i don't expect a positive surrender action in the next
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couple of months. it would be too humiliating for the regime. i think in 12 months or so you'll see tentative feelers come out from pyongyang saying we're willing to return to the bargaining table, the six-power talks and we want to discuss verification measures in exchange for economic. >> leland: talking about just how bad the relationship between the united states and russia had gotten. you can speak to this directly. in the sense for so long the past 16 years the u.s. has been training its military for the fight in the middle east and now we're seeing this pivot. pictures coming out from the defense department of the latest u.s. military exercises in eastern europe in this europe to retrain the u.s. military, parachute drops there, training with the
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bulgarias it doesn't seem like a coincidence. >> this will be the biggest challenge the defense department faces over the next decade. reorienting its force from fighting a counter insurgency against a war with something like rushes. what kind of bases and aircraft and computers you use. it's a holistic change for the defense department and for the administration. it will take a lot of time getting used to. >> leland: for so long the u.s. military operated under the two major war doctrine. be able to fight two major wars in different parts of the world and win. that was the standard for military readiness. now we hear military readiness is just a sham for lack of a better term. 70% of the marine corps airplanes can't fly. huge percentage of the army combat brigades aren't ready.
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>> i'm not sure those numbers are totally accurate or representative in the sense that the way the army measures readiness is not just through whether its machines are fixed and fueled but through things like have each of its soldiers completed counter espionage training. there are dozens of checklists of some meaningful but some totally unmeaningful requirements that a brigade needs to register as combat effective. the numbers are a little misleading on that. i have confidence our grand forces will be ready to go. >> leland: we know the readiness numbers are something congress will talk about as they try to get the huge increase in defense spending and the service chief talking about it as an issue as well. thanks, my friend. all the best. >> shannon: san francisco a sanctuary set to pony up big bucks after the city violated
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its own sanctuary policy. we're live in san francisco to explain. good morning, claudia. >> good morning, shannon. city leaders say this big settlement shows that san francisco is 100% committed to being a sanctuary city but critics contend the big pay-out sets a bad precedent. >> why was i victimized? >> 190,000 is going to this man, 33-year-old pedro figueroa, an illegal alien from el salvador who sued san francisco after police turned him over to immigration agents violating the city's policy. he reported his car had been stolen in 2015. while police found the car, they also found he had a 10-year-old detention warrant and notified immigration and customs enforcement who arrested and detained him for
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several months. turned out that warrant was a civil deportation order administrative, not criminal. the police chief made the distinction clear. >> we do work with the federal government agencies on criminal and gang activity and that type of thing. if that evolves into an immigration enforcement we stop it there. notifications have to be made and we aren't in the business of doing immigration enforcement. >> city leaders have apologized, critics say the six-figure settlement is ridiculous. >> it's a shameful waste of taxpayer dollars. here you have someone being offered a settlement that no jury would have awarded him. >> critics say the threat of more lawsuits and big pay-outs will put an extra burden on police and they obviously disagree with city leaders who argue that reaffirming san francisco's sanctuary status will actually help police fight crime and in the meantime
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shannon as for pedro figueroa coming into nearly $200,000 his lawyers say most of that money will help pay his legal fees. back to you. >> shannon: that story will have a lot of people shaking their heads. thank you very much, claudia. >> leland: you knew we had not heard the end of it. now we have brand-new details about the infamous tarmac meeting between bill clinton and loretta lynch. those details are sparking fresh outrage from republicans. >> now the department of justice is coming out and saying well, we do this as a routine and it is a good way to get documents and interview witnesses. how come they didn't do that in the other department of justice? so it is such a double standard. >> leland: what we're learning now after the f.b.i. and the department of justice insisted there was nothing more to tell. >> shannon: a terrifying ordeal as sudden turbulence since crew
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>> they never gave them to congress. they didn't give them under subpoena. it's against the law. when you have a subpoena you have to respond to it. it is not optional. that's another place br the department of justice can go after current federal employees. >> shannon: the doj releasing hundreds of emails related to the tarmac meeting between bill clinton and then attorney general loretta lynch a year after the freedom of information request and an initial denial from the f.b.i. that any documents like these existed. joining me now is the contributing editor to the washington free bee con.
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>> the initial request said there was nothing there. here we have this document dump of hundreds of pages of documents. two different administrations. does it explain the difference? >> it may explain the difference. we don't actually know. the first request that was denied went to the f.b.i. the f.b.i. would have records on it because of course the attorney general loretta lynch, her security detail is made up of f.b.i. agents. why that was denied is an answer for jim comey and other people at the f.b.i. at the time. but it is good the doj is releasing them now and we're just learning that one of the names, one of the people on these emails in the discussions loretta lynch herself. it is reporting that she went by an alias, elizabeth carlyle on this email chain. it is fascinating into what may have been the pivotal, most important moment of the last election. >> shannon: we see talking
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points coming out how to combat media stories and see media traffic involving reporters here. we have a little bit from the "washington post". one reporter saying any chance one of you could give me a call for another hopefully quick conversation on the ag/clinton meeting. i'm hoping to put it to rest. we also have a "new york times" reporter who said he was being pressed into service by his editors to write the story. they seem hesitant to give it any air time or if it was a story. >> it's another example of people with power living in different realities than the rest of us. the fact that bill clinton thought that he had the right to go and meet with loretta lynch on the tarmac is completely ridiculous and the fact that they swept it under the rug is appalling. this does play into the narrative that a lot of individuals who support donald trump have regarding this so-called deep state, regarding
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institutions in government wanting to undermine the president of the united states for political reasons. these documents, this new information plays well into that narrative. at the end of the day it's damaging to the country as a whole. >> shannon: any chance in your opinion this meeting was totally inoctoberous and they ran into each other on the tarmac and talked about golf and grandkids but the fact they tried to hide it or didn't want to acknowledge it or tried to pooh-pooh attention on it that turned it into something else? >> there is always a chance of that. the likelihood there wasn't some discussions that hey, you're investigating my wife who is running. it seems likely that it was inappropriate and just by virtue of having the meeting it was inappropriate regardless of whether or not the conversation itself was. you shouldn't put yourself in those sort of situations and circumstances where some might think what's going on that this is an abuse of power and abuse
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of in bill clinton's case as his standing as a former president. >> shannon: so many of these documents say in getting response are so heavily redacted. portions they think would be important to understanding exactly what happened here. they say they'll go to federal court to get the redactions lifted. do you think they'll have any luck and what more do you think we might learn? >> it will be a snail's pace, no doubt about that. they never rush to redact these sorts of things but i don't believe they should be redacted. hopefully we can get to the truth and we need evidence in order to find that truth. at the end of the day the american people are so sick of this smoke and mirror game happening on a regular basis within washington, within our government institutions. they want answers and they want the truth so they can form reasonable opinions about what is happening in the world that they pay -- in the country they pay a lot of taxes in. >> shannon: these freedom of information requests often take a long time to get fulfilled.
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likely more of a drip of information on this story and many others like it. thank you very much. >> leland: as we look towards 2018 democrats appear to be changing their tune as they prepare to take on pro-life candidates in the impending mid-term elections and how progressives are responding to this. plus. a terrifying flight sends 10 people to the hospital, passengers describing it as the worst turbulence ever. >> started shaking. it took a big drop. people in front of us hitting the ceiling. there was a lot of debris everywhere. the aisles were all covered. it was pretty wild.
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>> seven minutes away on "happening now." president trump tweeting up a
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storm during his working vacation. going after the media with fake polls and connecticut senator richard blumenthal as we mark 200 days of president trump. is bipartisanship possible on healthcare reform? prominent leaders coming around. a closer look at the opioid epidemic and what can be done about it ahead on "happening now." >> shannon: extreme turbulence on a flight from greece to philadelphia sending 10 people to the hospital. flight 759 was heading from athens saturday when it encountered wind sheer shortly before landing. passengers reporting drinks and food went flying and some people on board hit the ceiling. american says the fasten seat belt sign was on at the time. three passengers and seven crew members were taken to the hospital for evaluation after the flight. >> leland: democrats seeking control of the house in 2018. now they're struggling to find unity on the issue of abortion
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sparking major party division ahead of the next election cycle. we're live in washington doug, are democrats thinking about being okay with pro-life democratic candidates? >> some are and some aren't. what is behind this party's push for more pro-life democrats is the election of donald trump and his record of having flipped a lot of blue collar and middle class democrats to his side is one part of the push. another is the democratic party used to be they welcomed diverse points of view and it ostracized pro-life democrats. a congressman from new mexico is trying to change that. he said there is not a litmus test for democratic candidates. you need to make sure you have candidates that fit the district that can win in the districts across america. that met with immediate scorn among emily's list and the
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daily calls among many others issued a statement of principles the party cannot accept policies that limit access to abortion and force medically unnecessary procedures are oppressive to women, especially low income women and women of color. >> the problem is they have this ideological purity at the top where you can't oppose abortion at any time along the continuum and a third of democrats identify as pro-life. this confluence of events is leading to a loss of votes at the polls. they are trying to figure out what to do. >> nancy pelosi argued against a litmus test for abortion and so his chuck schumer. they've pulled back a bit. a reminder at a time when the republican party is taking hit for its internal fights the
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democrats face their own that portend trouble in the 2018 mid-terms. >> thanks, doug. >> shannon: it never stops. the next thing is always coming. another big story today speaking of 2020. the vice president pushing back hard against an absurd report of the "new york times" about a 2020 shadow campaign. ue psorias. ...isn't it time to let the real you shine through? maybe it's time for otezla (apremilast). otezla is not an injection or a cream. it's a pill that treats plaque psoriasis differently. with otezla, 75% clearer skin is achievable after just 4 months,... ...with reduced redness,... ...thickness, and scaliness of plaques. and the otezla prescribing information has... requirement for routine lab monitoring. don't use if you're allergic to otezla. otezla may cause severe diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. tell your doctor if these occur. otezla is associated with an increased... ...risk of depression. tell your doctor if you have...
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>> shannon: a massive scene: western florida giving even larger. forcing officials to condemn two more homes. the six houses have been deemed unlivable because of the sinkhole that opened july 14, cruz racing racing around the clock trying to work and stabilize the crater. if the job is not done, the city will have to consider other options. it has cost $700,000. >> leland: are there other options? >> shannon: this is one of the perks of my state of florida. we wrestle alligators, you have
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sinkholes and hurricanes, but it is delightful and full of sunshine. there are trade-offs. >> leland: what options for sinkholes? >> shannon: in the meantime, "happening now" starts right now. see you tomorrow. >> jon: a fox news alert, president trump tweeting up a storm as he usually does. the administration hit the milestone, good morning to you. this is a "happening now." >> and i am julie banderas, and since then he has tweeted guess how many times? more than 1000, including this morning. >> jon: he took to twitter to tell his team's accomplishments since eggnog ration day while blasting the media critics, tweeting "the trump base is still bigger and stronger than ever before, with the rallies in penn, ohio, and west virginia, the fact is the fake news rush inclusion story record


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