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abilities. stan topic. >> neil: nevertheless, thank you. all right, the president will be going to texas tomorrow. we'll be talking about it. >> eboni: this is "the fox news specialists." president trump wrapping up a news conference with finland's president short time ago. the chaos in southeastern texas from tropical storm harvey looming large over the event. president trump speaking out about the intensifying devastation. >> recovery will be a long and difficult road and and the fedl government stands ready to support the effort. we see neighbor helping neighbor, friend helping friend and stranger helping stranger. you see that all over. he watched on television. you see such incredible work and
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love. and teamwork. we are one american family. we hurt together. we struggle together, and believe me we endured together. >> eboni: there are moments for politics and moments for governing. this is a movement for governing. i'm happy here the president speaking those words about the activism of community and neighbor helping neighbor. it was 12 years of the day that hurricane katrina hit land in new orleans. i was one of those people who had to evacuate. i was a second year law student. i understand with the community is dealing with. how are you feeling? >> kat: i like the way he spoke about unity and working together but also about rebuilding the area. i can't even imagine what kind of emotional impact that would have, that kind of devastation. might not have homes to go back to after this is over.
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>> eboni: lisa, i'm hearing some people saying it's only five or so casualties. but to kat's point, the devastation of not knowing if you have a home to go back to. how long before you have energy, food, with your reaction? >> lisa: any loss of life is too much. those were beautiful words from the president. i think whose opinion matters is governor abbott. he has given fema, given president trump, the cabinet secretaries a a+ in their response. the help they have provided in the coming days and months and years. additionally, he said the disaster relief, the turnaround on that was the fastest he's ever seen. i think president trump in this administration is doing everything they can to help the state of texas. >> eboni: we have a lot to get to. let's bring in today's specialists. former white house national security council staff or under president george w. bush and
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barack obama. she is a fox news contributor. gillian turner is here. she's a talk show host, writer. jamila bey is here. thank you both for being here. gillian, your reaction. what you want to say to the people of houston. >> gillian: it's been a heartbreaking day. today we've gotten, for the first time, things we haven't been seeing in the last couple days. health care facilities like hospitals, elderly nursing homes. heartbreaking images, the one that went viral this morning of the elderly women trapped in their care center. in their wheelchairs with water to their elbows and shoulders. from a human standpoint, this is horrendous. i guess, we always go to the political optics. that's an important thing to talk about, it's a real challenge for president trump and the remarks he made today were unifying, sort of bringing
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the nation together in tone type remarks. hopefully this will go some way toward starting to help people come together and support one another. >> eboni: jamila, this devastation is heavy. when these tragedies try, we call on our better parts of humanity and the resilience and perseverance and survival. what's your take? >> jamila: my take is right now, we are literally shell-shocked about what has happened. it's going to continue to rain for the rest of this week at least. we know that what we have to rely on, americans are resilient people. however, americans are also very smart and we need to make sure that this shows us low, this is not and if. it's a win situation. climate change is real.
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we need to make sure our policies recognize, how do we make sure other areas prone to flooding get the resources they need. how do we make sure that we are supporting our government agencies that need to be doing this kind of work. now is the time to get real. >> eboni: hang on a second. want to go to fox news correspondent matt finn. he joins us from houston with more on the flooding conditions and the rescue efforts. >> we are on the western side of the city of houston. we just witnessed multiple families and people behind us get rescued from their homes. people coming out with children who did not have jackets or long-sleeved shirts on, shivering in the wind. i want to bring in scott, he says he lives in one of these houses and was just rescued. scott, what did you just experience? >> in the last hour, the coast guard came by in a boat
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and said to expect another 10 feet of water. when we heard that, it was game over. we can't -- we couldn't stay there with another 10 feet of water. >> were you rescued? >> yeah, and my neighbor had four cats. i helped her. she's going to stay with a friend of mine. >> we saw families with children shivering. a lot of dogs. elderly people. are these your neighbors? >> yesterday we were helping them out when it was more manageable. they were okay, but in helping some dogs get reunited with their owners. today it's crazy. >> your house is back there? >> my house is on the bayou. wasn't a problem until the value, the attic dam was released, and that's -- that was a game-changer today. >> where do you go from here knowing your house is underwater? >> i've got a good friend of my that lives here. i moved here recently.
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his dad has opened up their house. he's going to pick us up as well as my neighbor that i didn't really even know before today. >> what have your neighbors and friends been saying? >> i don't think they know really what we've been experiencing because we've been on an island. we had 5 feet of water in the front and the value in the back. the only way to get in and out of here was wading through water. they were asking, what's going on via text but then we lost heat and gas today. and we lost the internet and tv. we didn't have a tv today. so we had to go. >> is this the first time you've seen flooding of this magnitude? >> yeah, i mean, this is crazy. i mean, you know, all my neighbors, their cars are flooded. you can't see the cars they are so underwater. all the homes are flooded. i am on the highest ground back
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there, and it is still another 10 feet. it's over. >> anything else you want to say? >> no, i mean, the people going around our neighborhood on paddle boards letting us know help is on the way. houston people are awesome. i'm grateful. >> thank you. we wish you well. that is one of the countless, countless stories here in houston. we arrived here on the western side of the city about an hour and a half, two hours ago. the water has been rapidly rising. we spoke to some people who say they are abandoning their house and going to their neighbors house on higher ground. we must have seen at least five or six full-size families get out on boats from these houses behind us. you might see some of them on kayaks behind us. this is the western side, the far western side of the city. yesterday we were closer on the
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southwestern side of the city in the downtown, closer to downtown. there were also countless families who were plucked from their rooftops. we saw one family was walking in water like this, and they had their dogs on a pool raft. we said where are you going? they said we just left our house. they had their dogs on a raft. another gentleman we spoke to said my wife and children and i abandon our house for the first time ever. got to get out. he brought his canoe to his brother's house because he figures his brother is going to need it because his brother will have to abandon his house. you can see it's a consistent saturating wall of rain. it's been like this on an offer 24 hours for about three days. as you look at it and as the forecasters say it's going to continue, you say where is this water going? it's going to end up in places like this. it's going to destroy people's homes. a gentleman like scott that we just talk to come he's in good spirits considering the circumstances.
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he has to walk away from his house. we opened the show talking about the devastation, and this is it. we are witnessing it firsthand. back to you in new york. >> eboni: let me ask you a couple things. we will take it around. you are there. you've been there for over 24 hours. with only reports it's going to get worse. scott, as you said, in good spirits considering, but what is the mood like? i hear the heaviness in your voice as your reporting life. is there panic, concern? are people trusting and feeling hopeful around the efforts of the community? tell us about the emotional gravity where you are. >> you know, it's heartbreaking. as lisa said, any loss of life is too much but when you go around from neighborhood to neighborhood and you see people abandoning their homes. in this moment, it was rapid rising. people are shaking. they are shell-shocked. they are getting off a boat from their home.
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they didn't walk away. they were rescued by a vote. multiple neighborhoods, we saw people coming together. that's for sure. we saw neighbors helping neighbors. we saw people, volunteers, so many volunteers on their own boats. we ran in last night to a firefighter who was on his own boat for the entire day rescuing people. the county called out for anybody here, if you have a boat, feel free to use it. we have seen that a lot. the human element is that people have got each other's backs but there's also a lot of shell-shocked and genuine heartbreak. as you walk around and you witness people leaving their homes behind. >> lisa: you are doing a great job covering this for us, thank you for bringing these stories to our attention. i want to talk about -- i know i've been struck by the resiliency of texans and the togetherness we've seen in the face of such a dangerous and scary time. can you tell us about any
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moments that have stood out to you as as you have been coverig it? >> first and foremost was the fireman last night. we were in huge residential area on the southwestern side. houston police tell us perhaps the hardest hit area. we spent nearly the entire day and into the night there. towards the tail end of the night in the same saturating rain you're seeing right now, out of the darkness came this little boat. on it were three firemen. they were clearly exhausted. they said we've spent the entire day rescuing people. can't even count how many people we've rescued from roofs. they said can you give us a ride back to the fire station? i am not a hero trying to point that out but they were so exhausted they couldn't go any further. a story like that you see replicated over and over. the man we talked to in that
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area said my wife and kids, we are abandoning it. i am running this canoe to my brother because i think he's going to need it next. we watched as a young lady last night, we brought you a young lady who was watching her car go underwater. she said i tried to move it but i couldn't get it started. she sat there watching a fairly nice, new car go underwater. there is a resiliency, but you know there's also people who are frustrated in situations like this. who say we don't know where to turn. and so there's the element as well. in general, i think most people are trying to help each other get out and stay alive. >> kat: was this a surprise, this level of flooding? keep saying it's going to get worse. do we know how much worse? what are people expecting? >> our meteorologists have been doing a great job. they have been saying this could
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be a total a five day event. i think we are about three or so days into it. the forecast had called for up to 50 inches of rain. i don't know where we stand on that scale right now but since i arrived here, friday, our forecasters have been saying it's going to be a five day event if not longer. they were saying from the start that most of the damage would probably not come from wind. we have seen a lot of that but this consistent rain. this is being referred to as a catastrophic, unprecedented event. i talked to two fireman last night and they said, one of them was the president of the firemen's association of houston. he said this is without a doubt the most catastrophic event we've ever seen. here you see some neighbors coming out. how are you doing? >> better now. >> is one of your homes here? >> yeah, wait in the back.
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>> are you leaving for good? >> yeah, we left last night and came back for my dog. >> where'd you go from here? steve mnuchin we have a good neighbor, thank god. we are staying with them and for the rest of the duration. >> did you know a storm of this intensity was coming? >> we had no idea. >> that someone answers your question. >> kat: >> eboni: hearing about neighbors and community, it's profound. much more directly had including the latest forecast on the colossal round of rain. stay with us. .. those bonds were definitely tested. frog leg, for my baby brother don't frogs have like, two legs? so they should have two of these? since i'm active duty and she's family, i was able to set my sister up with a sweet membership
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>> a big system continues to rage on. heavy rain from houston to new orleans. everything shaded in red is a tornado watch. conditions are right for tornadoes. this tropical storm, this hurricane, it's hard to keep
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track. i believe we are 32 tornadoes from the system. we are looking good but we've seen several in the last couple hours. very heavy rain running all along i10. it's going to be continuing throughout the overnight hours. our actual system is still sitting there off the coast of texas. there rain on the eastern side. pay attention to where it's moving. this is taking you into tuesday, wednesday. this system is going to pacify houston again. it's on the good side of the storm, brings less rain. at least not as heavy. still pretty consistent there right now. heavy rain on the right side of this for the next couple days. before we eventually dry off, not until the end of the week. this is the future forecast. heavy rain continuing into tuesday. by wednesday perhaps beginning to see a little bit less rain in houston as the heavy rain continues to track off farther to the east. a quick look here, we are talking about numbers getting
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easily to ten took 15 more inches, maybe 20 inches of rain. >> kat: for more on harvey's devastating impact, let's go to steve harrigan and rosenberg, texas. >> just southwest of houston, the rain has not stopped. pounding, coming down sideways. pretty cold as well. making it very difficult for anyone to get around. a lot of the major roads are flooded, as you can see behind me. sometimes even worse than that. some of the structure of the roads is being washed away. a major sinkhole here. we have seen emergency trucks go out so despite these tough conditions, they are going out to try to do what they can. it's not just a houston problem. a lot of shelters here in the suburbs all around filling up quickly as these neighborhoods go from voluntary evacuations. now many of them turning into
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mandatory evacuations. >> kat: i know there were some problems over the weekend with 9/11 calls and a backlog. i've heard it's gotten a little better. is it still better or is it an issue? >> the 911 calls have been steady. there have been some complaints from authorities who don't want people to use social media. they want them to get on 911. the police here have also tweeted they want people to hang out a sheet or towel from their houses if they need help. despite the pleas, calls on social media for help are steady. if you watch this area, it's every minutes people are saying my grandmother's talk. i have three kids in the house. does someone have a boat? can you come and get me? it is old-school and new school, people calling out for help. >> eboni: i want to ask you. you have been speaking to the people, not just houston but the greater community in southeast texas. one of the things we felt in new orleans and that area was that we were alone and that we
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were left to our local resources. and all we had were one another. are you getting that sense or are the people of the greater houston area understanding that from a national perspective and i'm sure even international that people are there for them that they are not alone. >> i think one of the things that's different here in texas than what we saw in katrina is that there have been calls from officials too for people to help each other. i don't think there's a sense of "i am in trouble. the government will help me." it's "i'm in trouble. someone's got to help me." even if it is the guy next door. if you can help, you are going out to do it. there's a sense of not waiting for the government. people do people help going on, it's been a positive so far. >> lisa: you have covered a lot of events like this, a lot of disasters. how is this different?
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is it different than ones you've seen? >> i think this reinforces the inexact nature of hurricanes, science and forecasting. i think this caught a lot of people by surprise. the last three or four major storms were busts. people -- nothing happens. this was the reverse. that was a tropical storm and then within 56 hours, it was a major, powerful hurricane. it shows me how inexact things are. there is a real sadness too. i am talking to people who lost everything. and when you look at your house, you are glad you are alive but after a little while when you talk to people, they start to shake or cry. a 65-year-old man was breaking down the other day. "i have no insurance. what am i going to do?"
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what do you say to that man? what can i tell him? >> kat: thank you so much. next up, a man caught in houston's harrowing flooding joins us with a story in a heroic rescue effort. ♪ walter? 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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>> lisa: despite harvey's tool, there are stories of perseverance and courage. one of those people is jacob lewis who became an amateur rescuer. he joins us on the phone. jake, how are you doing? >> fine. how are you? >> i'm doing well. you went to bed on saturday night, you got up and tell us
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what happened. >> they decided to leave. i went to a second story and decided was time to leave. water was going to keep rising. i knew i could get out safely. and i took matters into my own hands and got out of there. the roads were crazy but i got out of there. >> kat: as you were out there rescuing people, i understand you're using your truck. you were trying to swim with people. as this was happening, did you have any idea of what the weather was going to be like? were you not really thinking about it and just focusing on helping? >> i tried swimming out and i wasn't very successful. they were people on the side of the road. thigh high water and they needed to get out. they were disoriented. they were shocked, kind of like i was. i didn't want to leave them
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there, so i picked them up and took them to safety. >> eboni: you are no doubt doing gods work in this moment and everybody across the country thanks you for it. my question is, every time you go out there and it's my understanding you are about to got there again for another rescue effort, you're putting yourself also a great great, gt risk. can you walk us through the risk calculation you go through internally and decide you're going to go back out there and go into that arena. >> i'm really not thinking about it like that. i went home and i was sitting there and i was dry. i took a hot shower and i laid down. i couldn't sleep. last night was rough. dying there's people out there, they are sitting on a roof or stuck in an attic. the worst possible scenario. i can't sleep like that. i had to go. i had to come back. >> kat: i understand you are about to borrow a boat.
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>> i have three friends who brought a boat down. they came down here, i am about 30 minutes behind them. i'm trying to find them. we understand there's people stranded at a church that we are going to try to get to. i'm trying to find them right now. >> eboni: about how many individuals, adult sized people can fit into a boat when you go get a group? >> with the four of us on the boat, three or four people. take trips back and forth and trying to reassure the people we are coming back for them. we are trying to find a way they are now. they are there and i'm trying to catch up with them we can get going. >> eboni: how long is the distance you are going? when you collect people and then drop them off, how far is it? >> i really have no clue.
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i have no clue. >> lisa: think you for joining us. please stay safe and no our prayers are with you and your neighbors and your family. >> thank you very much. >> lisa: gillian, when you hear interviews like this, what comes to mind? what is in your mind and heart right now? >> gillian: i think eboni is right. these types of folks are out there doing god's work and they are filling in the gaps, the inevitable gaps that, even when the government is perfectly coordinated, which doesn't ever happen despite the best intentions of everybody. one of the things the president touted earlier was coordination at the national, state, and local levels. that's been implemented and it will lead to a greater effect in this storm though we've seen in previous major hurricanes. it's a wonderful thing that's happening but it's stories like these that show us neighbors, friends, family members are the
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ones who are going to carry a lot of people through. >> jamila: it makes me glad to be human. it makes me recognize that as a humanist, i'm not a person who prays or subscribes to religion or whatnot, and if that's helpful, great. but it's the work of human hands. it's the work of people saying i'm going to put myself at risk to save another human life because human life is the greatest good we have, and it's always to be protected. it doesn't matter if you are, straight, black, white, wet, dry, whatever. it's about putting humanity first, and that's the greatest thing that any human can do. >> lisa: president trump sounding off on his pardoning of sheriff joe arpaio. we will be back in a minutes. for your heart...
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>> eboni: south korean and japanese media thing north korea has fired a missile over northern japan. the pentagon is investigating. a senior u.s. official said there have been some movement suggesting an immediate missile was being prepared but there is not yet confirmation about how far it flew. gillian, you worked for two copresidents. north korea is not a new issue. i think we can agree no one has effectively figured out how to handle it. based on what you've seen from your days in both white houses, what you've observed from the trump administration, what's your sense and feeling about this development? >> gillian: if these reports are confirmed, it's a huge deal. that kind of intermediate range missile flying over japan's airspace is, i mean, i don't like to over dramatize. you claim it's tantamount to an act of war.
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depending on the circumstances we get the details, but it's a big deal no matter how you slice and dice it. japan is a major ally to the united states, though we are not -- they are not wedded to us through a nato treaty and we are not obligated to necessarily come to their defense in this instance. that's a question that will be on the presidents plate. >> lisa: if you are the white house, how does it change the calculus in dealing with north korea if it's true? >> gillian: i don't know it will immediately change the president's calculus but it ups the stakes. does that mean we are prepared to launch a ground war against north korea or sort of escalate the nuclear threat or anything like that. but it's definitely something that will infuriate the president and rightly so. it's something that i think will cause the united states to really push china a lot harder than they have been which has sort of been to the max lately
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in terms of hedging. >> eboni: and a lot of people have been describing this dynamic between president trump and previous u.s. presidents and kim jong un and that regime. it's kind of a game of chicken. we know it's not a game. these are potentially billions of lives at stake. if this development is even anywhere near true, those steak strips got higher today. >> gillian: you are right. it's not a game. millions of lives when you calculate north and south korea, japan, whoever else is an arm's length of the missile. the problem here is there is no good alternative. people have been quick to criticize whoever the president is on this issue. we are not doing enough, not being forceful enough, but there are no easy options and is nothing guaranteed to get us from 0 to 10. >> eboni: with more on this
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development, will bring in jennifer griffin. what do you have? >> we have seen the reports. the pentagon is aware of the reports from the news agency, the south korean news agency with first reported within the last few minutes that the north koreans had fired a missile somewhere from a location near pyongyang. the reports from japan suggest that missile over flew northern japan. this is not the first time the north koreans have launched a missile with that kind of range. the first time they did so was in the '90s when they surprised the world by firing a missile. that was the first time that missile flew over japan and got the attention of the world. they have only done so three times. what's notable about the timing of this, and i've spoken to senior u.s. officials who said they had seen some sort of movement that suggested the north koreans were preparing for an intermediate range ballistic missile. but they weren't sure whether
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that was going to come. they were surprised it came today. remember, there are ten days of military exercises taking place right now in south korea between the u.s. military and the south korean military. those slated to end on wednesday. those exercises are annual exercises. they have angered kim jong un, the leader of north korea. and what's notable is last week, secretary of state rex tillerson had praised the north korean leader saying that in fact he had shown a great deal of restraint. but then you saw over the weekend he fired three missiles, two of them were short range. one of them failed of the three. so i believe this is timed to coincide with those military exercises with south korea. >> kat: do you know when we can hear from the white house on this? >> i know the white house has
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called to the pentagon to get the latest intelligence. right now u.s. pacific command and others are trying to gather the data on this missile launch. they will be communicating back to the white house. the white house will want to wait, of course, until they have that information because there will be a lot of decisions based on this. from those i've spoken to hear the pentagon, this missile never posed a threat to any of the continental u.s. or hawaii or alaska. however, this kind of range missile could pose a threat to guam, and it's not clear whether this is the last of the missiles being fired from pyongyang. especially since these military exercises are ongoing. >> lisa: from your time covering north korea and from your perspective, are we in a different place with north korea that we have previously been question marks to go it certainly feels like tension is ratcheting up. what feels like a very dangerous game of chicken, almost a dare
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taking place, and kim jong un continues to try to show he's still in power and in control and able to fire these missiles. certainly the range of these missiles has gotten the attention and the capabilities and the last six months of what we've seen has gotten the attention of those who watch these things here at the pentagon and elsewhere. >> eboni: click quick final question. talk about secretary of state tillerson and a diplomatic tone he took last week. you give any anticipation about what the diplomacy will look like moving forward? >> i think you're going to see a tough line from not only the white house. tillerson had praised the u.n. sanctions, the security council has imposed unanimously, sanctions against north korea. that was significant. it was underachievement. but it's clear it's not deterring kim jong un, so now they're going to have to go back to the drawing board. >> bret: thank you so much. busy news day. we have more, including
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president trump's comment today on sheriff joe and his pardon.
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>> kat: president trump address firestorm around his pardon of joe arpaio, the controversial maricopa county arizona sheriff. >> he has done a great job for the people of arizona. he has very strong on borders, very strong on illegal immigration. he is loved in arizona. i thought he was treated unbelievably unfairly. i stand by my pardon of sheriff joe, and i think the people of arizona who really know him best would agree with me. >> kat: jimmy law. this man violated the constitution and was very, very proud of having done so and yet we don't say president trump saying he may have made a mistake but i pardoned him. same great job. >> jamila: it's going to be a judicial crisis. arpaio did violate the constitution but let's ignore that for a moment. let's talk about the fact that he violated a federal order and while he was being investigated for the illegal violation of a
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federal order, he hired a detective to look into the wife of the judge was prosecuting hi him. how can a sitting president think it's okay to pardon someone who would seek to have, i mean, i guess judicial retribution or something for even being investigated. this is dangerous. this is frightening, and this cannot stand. this cannot stand. >> lisa: from your perspective, was at a judicial crisis when president obama commuted the sentence of oscar lopez, someone who is a domestic terrorist who said in the '80s i'm an enemy of the united states government? someone who's been -- the armed forces national liberation was involved in more than 100 bombings that led to -- >> jamila: okay. we are on the same side on this. >> lisa: i have a problem.
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bernie sanders truly did the commuting of someone like him bt then has a problem with this, calling it -- >> jamila: my issue, i agree, here's the thing. here's my point. a bad pardon, we are on the same side with that. this is someone, however, arpaio was looking at making certain judges do not come after him to obey the law. he was investigating the family member of the judge. >> eboni: let me say i despise the actions of the sheriff. that's the thing about pardons. we are not going to relitigate the underlying nature of what chelsea manning did or oscar or sheriff joe. that's the very point of a pardon. the president, whoever that is occupying 1600 pennsylvania avenue gets full discretion over who to administer them too. we can have a feeling who we can like or dislike it, but that's the nature of a presidential
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pardon. >> jamila: dangerous message. >> lisa: they are always divisive. they are more harmful politically to the president than they are helpful, and we go through this the end of every administration. president trump has decided to take on this contentious one early on. >> kat: he doesn't want to acknowledge that sheriff joe did anything wrong. >> lisa: a liberal law professor at george washington university made the point that benny just made and gillian. looking at bill clinton and his pardoning of marc rich and saying it pales in comparison to previous presidents. >> kat: we have to say goodbye to our specialists, gillian turner and jamila bey. up next, more on that devastating flooding in texas and louisiana and what folks at home can do to help. you haven't noticed me in two years. i was in a coma.
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>> kat: we want to focus on the profound acts of kindness coming out of texas and what folks can do to help those associated. for mine, i wanted to show a compilation of people helping each other. one thing i've been profoundly struck by is just the resiliency of texans, the fact neighbor helping neighbor, community helping one another. and i think it's a beautiful message because it shows we are so much more united then divided as a nation. thank god for the people of texas standing strong and
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showing that to all of us in that time of need. >> eboni: that's exactly right. i want to do a full screen graphic. a lot of people want to know what they can proactively do to help. these are two opportunities right here. one, the american red cross. you saw a lot of scams unfortunately in these times of crises and people really taking advantage, so the american red cross is a safe place if you want to give money, supply, clothing, flu. please reach out to your american red cross and there is a local option as well. >> kat: i want to show this photo, a cute picture of a dog walking down the street with an entire bag of dog food in his mouth alone in the hurricane after the hurricane. a woman posted this on social media was able to reunite the dog with his owner, so i think it's great to see people helping out to save people and also their animals. we all have pets. lisa: yes, we do.
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>> kat: when you see photos like that, there's all this conversation about divide in the country, and when you see people who are so hard struck and really down, right now, things that they are facing, but they come together. >> eboni: yes. >> kat: i'm sure you felt this one you were in louisiana. >> eboni: 100%. i'm sure -- i'm an only child so i'm not someone who does a lot of labor interaction, but you learn who your neighbors are, that's really important. reach out, go to project, that's a texas organization bringing these communities together. >> kat: i've heard samaritans first is a great organization as well. >> lisa: be sure to follow the show on facebook. 5:00 will never be the same. "special report" is next.
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♪ >> bret: this is a fox news alert. i am the bret baier. we will have complete coverage of the southeast texas flooding from hurricane harvey in just a moment, but first tonight, we begin with another missile launch from north korea. south korea possum's news agency now says the north has fired an unidentified type of ballistics missile today, there are multiple reports that the missile might have flown over japan. that is a major development. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is at the pentagon with late-breaking details. good evening, jennifer. >> good evening, bret. the pentagon is still assessing the trajectory of this latest missile fired from north korea. as you mentioned, yonha


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