tv Special Report With Bret Baier FOX News September 6, 2017 1:00am-2:00am PDT
>> bret: welcome back to "special report." vladimir putin refrain from criticizing president trump at a news conference in china today but said the closing of russian diplomatic posts in the u.s. was poorly handled. one asked if he was disappointed in the u.s. president, putin said trump is "not my bride and i'm not his groom." u.s. ambassador to the u.n. says president trump might declare iran in the in formal violation of its nuclear deal with the west. and after nikki haley is detailing a litany of grievances
against iran. she says if the president pulls the trigger on declaring iran in violation, it does not necessarily mean the u.s. will withdraw from the deal. >> it's a complicated question. the truth is the iran deal has so many thoughts that it's tempting to leave it. that the deal was constructed in a way that makes leaving it less attractive. >> bret: she says she does not know what the president will eventually decide. as we talked about, the also be sending more military equipment to south korea and japan. this, as the west waits for another anticipated north korean weapons test. senior foreign affairs correspondent greg palkot in seoul, south korea, tonight. >> a north korean official promised more "gift packages" for the united states if it doesn't back off. this after last weekend's test of an advanced nuclear device the kim jong un regime claimed was my hydrogen bomb. but reports north korea was moving yet another intercontinental ballistic
missile to a launch site. >> translator: we hope all sides can make efforts to avoid an escalation of tensions. >> the hope set aside as south korea is flexing its own military muscle, staging a live fire military exercise at sea. as president trump agreed to substantially increase the sale of sophisticated military equipment to south korea and japan. and washington agreed with soul to increase the payload limit on soft green missiles. >> translator: we believe it will be useful for responding to north korea's nuclear and missile threats. >> monday's u.n. security council meeting, u.s. investor nikki haley demanded the strongest possible measures against the north and issued a stark warning. >> abusive use of missiles in his nuclear threats show that he is begging for war. >> translator: russian president vladimir putin and a l summit branded new sanctions useless and had his own warning.
>> translator: under these circumstances, winding up a military hysteria will not do us any good. >> the threat of a conflict with north korea has prompted japan to look at ways to evacuate its 60,000 citizens from south korea. there are some 200,000 americans in the south, including troops. while the u.s. military drills and evacuation, some here feel many will get caught in the middle. >> here in seoul, we regularly hear threats to turn seoul into a sea of fire. what happens when those threats start emerging on new york and washington? there will not be much tolerance for its become what we are hearing in a nervous seoul is that the trump administration is a wild card is much as anything else. how the u.s. rain standing and aggressively aggressive kim jong un could affect all. >> bret: greg palkot in seoul, south korea, . up next, a long hot summer keeps
dragging on for firefighters out west. we will head there. first with some of our fox affiliates around the country are covering tonight. fox 32 in chicago where police say seven people were killed, 35 injured in shootings during the labor day weekend. as hard as it is to believe, that is down from last year. police are crediting a preholiday round up of criminals and troublemakers and an extra 1300 officers on the streets of chicago. fox 29 in philadelphia. a very large sinkhole in king of prussia. police say the approximately 30-foot wide hole caused by a water main. live look at new york from fox 5, 1 of the big stories there tonight the resumption of full service of commuter rail lines into penn station. that follows a two-month repair project. new jersey transit, long island railroad and amtrak on normal schedule today.
>> bret: welcome back to "special report." there are still apparently hurt feelings about the 2016 battle for the white house. hillary clinton is accusing bernie sanders of paving the way for donald trump's crooked hillary campaign. online exhibits of clinton's book show her charging that sanders used innuendo. he could not make up policy argument against her, she writes. clinton says she was pressured by president obama not to hit back at sanders. clinton's book releases a week from today. firefighters out west are keeping busy as summer heads toward fall. chief correspondent jonathan hunt in los angeles tonight looks at the west on
fire. >> fires are burning throughout the west, one of the worst taking place in oregon. the eagle creek fire has grown to almost 5,000 acres, spreading from oregon across to washington state with almost no containment. it's burning in the columbia river gorge, a popular tourist spots. 150 hikers were stranded at one point by the fire, and residents of at least 130 homes have been told to get out. >> it's like nothing i've ever seen. >> the la tuna fire north of downtown l.a. is the biggest in los angeles at history, covering thousands of acres, destroying homes, and sending more than 1,000 firefighters into an intense battle the raging flames. a battle they are finally winning. the fire is now around 70% contained. evacuees able to return home.
further north, firefighters are struggling to get the upper hand on the mission fire northeast of fresno. 200 homes and buildings are threatened. the fire is only about 10% contained and residents are being evacuated. >> it's really scary to know that what's around you is going to go up in flames like that. >> fire season is ramping up in montana where a fire is proving to be a tough one there. the good news is the temperatures are dropping slightly this week after an intense heat wave. following a long, hot summer, this could be the start of an equally long tough fire season out here in the west. >> bret: jonathan, thank you. it's been a while since you heard someone on your tv raise alarms about america's energy deficit. that's because it no longer exist. in fact, the u.s. has gone from the....
national correspondent william la jeunesse in north dakota tonight tells us how things changed so much so quickly. >> we have among the most abundant energy reserves on the planet. >> ten years ago, he wouldn't know it. u.s. imported 70% of crude oil, and 80% of its natural gas according to government figures. that's no longer true. >> we have gone from potentially being a big natural gas importer and more of an oral importer to being the world's largest producer of petroleum and natural gas. >> u.s. oil imports have fallen dramatically while exports are up to 7 million barrels a day. instead of it getting imported from opec, evades 34% as domestic production doubled in the last decade. next year some experts say the u.s. could overtake saudi arabia with a world's number two producer. >> when you've got an industry that's centered in north america, not the
middle east, it can change defense budgets. changes political alignment and changes everything. speak on north dakota is the second largest u.s. oil producer after texas. opec tried to drive u.s. producers out of business by over supplying the market and driving down prices in 2015. thinking shale drillers couldn't make money under $60 a barrel. they were wrong. >> people are making money are $40. they have cut in half. used to take 30 days to drill a well. now they can drill one in 12 days. >> for the first time in 60 years, the u.s. exports more natural gas that it imports, mostly by pipeline to canada and mexico but also by tanker to europe. liquefied natural gas. last month, the federal government said lng exports would quadruple and double next year. bringing in more than $1 billion a month in revenue. to many, the u.s. energy renaissance is in ample story.
while the u.s. is not energy independent, it's becoming energy dominant. that is something president trump will touch on tomorrow from the binary which turns shale oil and gasoline for the u.s. and exports. >> bret: william la jeunesse come alive in north dakota. thank you. of next, it is deadline day for insurers to accept their insurers to accept their obamacare rates for next year whoooo. i enjoy the fresher things in life. fresh towels. fresh soaps. and of course, tripadvisor's freshest, lowest... ...prices. so if you're anything like me... ...you'll want to check tripadvisor. we now instantly compare prices... ...from over 200 booking sites... ...to find you the lowest price... ...on the hotel you want. go on, try something fresh. tripadvisor. the latest reviews. the lowest prices.
>> bret: we should be learning how much more obamacare customers will have to pay for their health insurance next year. correspondent doug mckelway tells us it won't be cheap. >> even without the needs of hurricane harvey, the budget, the debt ceiling in text form, congress already had its hands full with a nagging reality of obamacare. today marks the deadline for insurance companies to set their rates for next year. 9 million middle-class americans
may be facing another health care got punched with potential rate hikes as high as 20%. >> we are going to the continued continued in copayments and deductibles. >> the republican congress is in no mood to revisit a repeal and replace billet couldn't pass after seven years of promises. there's one nugget of hope. a bill cosponsored by chairman lamar alexander and patty murra murray. it would provide stability to the market. >> your house is on fire, you want to put out the fire. the fire in this case is the individual health insurance market. speak with the bill has some appeal to republicans by giving states flexibility. some democrats like it because it provides $7 billion to cover low income people. it would also give insurers some badly needed gardens when little appears to be coming from a dysfunctional washington. >> for insurance, when you are trying to determine your person, your premiums, you need to have a sense of which patients are to
be covering, what kind of health status they have. when a giant question mark over the market, it's hard to plan and price accordingly. >> the alexander-marie bell is not a cure-all. it does nothing to fix the flaw that older and sicker people with pre-existing conditions continue to flock to the exchanges while the younger and healthier who were expected to subsidize the less healthy are not. >> bret: thank you. while congress is focused on relief aid for her for, avoiding a government shutdown and lifting the debt ceiling, the house is working on putting driverless cars on a street near you. here is fox senior capitol hill producer check program. >> landmark vote on small driving vehicle set for wednesday. the house expected to accelerate testing on public roadways next everyday traffic. the plan permits domestic manufacturers ranging from the
big three to tesla and uber to put as many as 150,000 driverless test cars on the road as early as next year. that could explode to half a million in three years. the product could also create new federal safety and performance requirements in the bill bars states from banning self-driving cars. a house panel unanimously approved the measure the summer. a rare example of bipartisanship in washington. the full house expected to pass the bill. many lawmakers support the plant because they believe autonomous technologies the future. they want the u.s. to manufacture self driven cars and not someone else. >> this work is happening in china and india and western europe. the united states has always been at the forefront of transportation and mobility. this built matters because we need to make sure we keep the position. >> supporters argue self-driving technology as a way to slash the nation's 40,000 annual highway deaths. most are caused by driving under the influence or distracted driving from texting.
despite the overwhelming support for the legislation, there are worries about how this could adversely affect traditional union jobs in the transportation industry. there are privacy concerns. who controls the data of where the cars take you. and hackers spoofing gps, tricking cars into thinking they know where they are driving. >> when we tried to rush things, mistakes happen. slow down the industry a little bit and get the verification. the software will work. >> congress is doing a test on this right now. it's going to take a while but one thing is for sure. it's going to be a long time until we are able to purchase one of these. there's going to be hundreds of thousands of these on the roadways but we can't buy one. >> bret: we will see how fast it goes. i want to return to the funding and the debt ceiling. tomorrow the house will take it up in the morning. how is it going to work ? stick the house of representatives is going to do it as a suspension. there is overwhelming support. you need two-thirds of a vote in congress to do it. this is going to be an issue in the house.
but i am hearing for members of congress, if they tack on an increase in the debt ceiling there's not going to be any offsets, there's not going to be a plan to reduce spending. it's going to be a problem when they come back. piercing why don't you go ahead and say you were going to attach the debt ceiling first and not have this charade of a vote before you take it to the senate and the centage moves it back. >> bret: you know you have it covered. next up, the president punts
we have to be able to do something and i think it's going to work out very well and long term it's going to be the right solution. >> if we are to further our goal of strengthening the constitutional order and the rule of law in america, the department of justice cannot defend this overreach. >> you should be building bridges of opportunity, not walls of discrimination. >> my challenge to the president is that you talk glowingly about these kids. help us. help us in the house. help us in the senate. i think you are a good man. get involved personally. >> bret: daca, the so-called dreamers, the program coming to an end announced by the attorney general today saying that the -- the president saying congress has to deal with it. congress is dealing with a lot. you can see by the end of september, you have the government essentially running out of money. that's the funding deadline. you have the debt's healing. the menendez trial is important. that starts wednesday.
you have the, lawmakers have until the end. they have to reauthorize the national flood insurance progra program. they have to renew the children's health insurance program by the end of the month. also have to reauthorize the federal aviation administration at the end of the month. and the special budget rules, reconciliation that allows a 51 vote for obamacare repeal and replace. that comes to an end at the end of the month too. if they want to do that, they need to hurry up. let's bring in the panel. charles hurt, "washington times." anna palmer, politico. jonah goldberg, senior editor at national review. jonah, the decision the president made and the defense of it and what critics are saying. >> i think on the constitutional merits, president trump made the
right decision. i don't think -- even the obama administration said it was supposed to be temporary. the d in daca is "deferred." it was supposed to be followed up by legislation. so many liberals who've been screaming about how donald trump violates constitutional norms are screaming that he -- on the other hand, i think this is a hot mess. donald trump is setting up congress for potentially disastrous failure and he wants to punt it. the decision puts him on the wrong side of the base or on the wrong side of everybody else. it's not clear ryan and mcconnell can get anything past and put on trump's desk.
speak out the question is going to be where does the president come out. he had jeff sessions to the announcement. he's not publicly said what's a bill he could sign. every lawmaker coming back from the august recess, there is no strategy on capitol hill about how they're going to deal with it. everyone is saying they would like to get some kind of immigration package that includes daca and border wall funding of other things. >> bret: here is how rush limbaugh characterized it today. >> what trump did today via sessions, it's almost along the same lines as pulling out of the paris accords. they didn't think it would happen. trump is not this callous, not this coldhearted. trump knows his base and he knows the impact all of this has
had on the american economy, american jobs. he is following through on one of his most predominant campaign commitments. >> bret: is this a baseplate or is it because of the lawsuit that they truly believe they couldn't uphold it or defended in court. >> i think it's both of them. jonah is right. it's -- a kind of roles a grenade into congress because it's going to be difficult for congress but that goes to show it's a lobar that we are asking of them. it's amazing to see, send to people on both sides come out and say this program is so good. we've got to do something. we want to help these people. where have you been for the past ten years? it's important to remember
especially among democrats, you had barack obama saying it's cruel. you have chuck schumer talking about how it's going to tear families apart. all of these people ran everything in this town in 2008. they didn't do a thing about it. republicans are in control and republicans have come out today talking about how important it is to do something. we all agree on this, then do something. it underscores i think donald trump isn't the one who did something wrong. it's congress. >> bret: look at the calendar. as of tomorrow there are 11 legislative days for them to get all of this through. it's almost unheard of. >> i honestly don't see how they can get it done. you're going to have to have some stuff crammed together, maybe harvey and what looks like
irma relief tied with the debt ceiling. the idea they are going to get -- congress doesn't do a good job of making good legislation when it has a lot of time on its hands. this is like a bad episode of macgyver where they have to get the bomb defused. they have 5 minutes. i don't know how it's going to play out. >> bret: likely some of these things are going to get punted like they usually do to a later date it we are likely looking again at a continuing resolution for the funding of the government. >> i think what they are tying what is trying to find some kind of package where you could have raising the debt ceiling funding, into december and then another possible shutdown, showdown on capitol hill again.
if congress rarely acts and lets it has to us much as we are talking about daca and dreamers, i wouldn't expect anything to get done until the six month period back we have to vote on something or not. it's the one they are setting up the table for tax reform before the end of the year they hope. is it possible to shoot the gap and get some kind of immigration thing done? >> it will certainly be tough but there's something about the fumes when they are up against an opportunity to go home, they think about town halls and they get to worrying about their own careers. then you have this opportunity to spend eight, ten, $12 billion
♪ >> bret: finally tonight, inside that capitol dome after a month-long break, congress is back in session. you may have seen the house members and staff walking behind throughout the the show here in statuary hall. the senators on the other side of the capital. a few votes tonight, what are the buzzers he may have heard through the show, senators ted cruz and john cornyn and also many members of the texas delegation. of course it was a somber break. the texas lawmakers and their staff members have spent their time helping helping for hurricane harvey. the future is bright for the lone star state. >> we will rebuild, we will come together and texas will come back stronger than ever. houston will come back stronger than ever because that's the spirit of who we are. >> bret: others experienced what their state had to offer such as python hunting, that's right. florida representative francis really took to the everglades. check out that snake there.
others spent time at their respective state fairs. a big deal. minnesota senator democrat al al franken, at least the corn was healthy. missouri senator roy blunt says a trip to the state there is never complete without tiger stripe and butter pecan ice cream. nebraska senator ben sasse posted this to grandpa saint over 6,000 calories, under $6. what a country. we are told the house and senate gyms are open and ready for workouts tonight. we will see what happens. thanks for inviting us at your home. that's this don't like it for this special heather: it is september 6th, a fox news alert, hurricane irma crashing into the caribbean overnight as the most powerful hurricane to hit the atlantic in history. how people in florida are
scrambling to prepare. >> i have a love for these people and hopefully congress will help them and do it properly. >> a decision on daca, the fate of the dreamers left up to congress as the process erupted across the country. >> talking about people who put their lives on the line every day for strangers. heather: the new threats against our men and women in blue. "fox and friends" first starts now. rob: you are watching "fox and friends" first. heather: hurricane irma, the most powerful atlantic hurricane in history making landfall as a category 5 storm in antigua overnight. rob: it is heading straight for the united states and look like
florida is right in the path. mandatory evacuation orders in the florida keys and parts of miami-dade county set to begin this morning. heather: donald trump issuing emergency declarations as the monster storm packed with winds of 180 mph inches closer. governor rick scott activating the national guard, millions in its projected path to act now. >> every family needs to have a plan, have a disaster preparedness kit and be ready today. do not sit and wait and get ready now. this has the potential to devastate the state. we have to take this seriously. heather: look at this video of pilots flying through hurricane irma. the plane rattling and shaking, collecting data to predict its future