tv Special Report With Bret Baier FOX News September 15, 2017 1:00am-2:00am PDT
l ooks? >> next time on the rubin report, just a little powder. set your dvrs shepard smith. "special report" starts now. >> bret: this is a fox news alert. i am bret baier, coming to you from fox news world headquarters in new york. serious questions about how and why the obama administration's national security advisor was able to get the names of trump transition team members under surveillance. first, deal or no deal. a public spat between the president and the top democrats over what if anything they have agreed to about young illegal immigrants and tougher border security. we begin with kevin corke starting us off. good evening. >> good evening. deal or no deal indeed. announcing today the white house and democrats were close to a
deal on daca. the president made certain to emphasize no deal would happen without increased border security and ultimately a border wall between the u.s. and mexico. even the hint of a possible deal on daca set off alarm bells among conservatives. >> we'll only do it if we get extreme security, if we get not only surveillance but everything that goes along with surveillance. and ultimately we have to have the wall. if we don't have a wall, we are doing nothing. >> even after the president in florida strongly emphasized a border wall between the u.s. and mexico would be built, word of a possible deal with democrats on daca had long since sparked a major political firestorm in washington. it began late last night when the associated press reported democrats had announced a deal with the president that would include border security but no wall. that led to an avalanche of tweets from leading conservatives accusing the president of caving on his
promise to fight illegal immigration. punctuated by iowa republican congressman steve king since deleted tweet that read "if ap is correct, trump base is blown up, destroyed, irreparable and dissolution to be on repair. no promises credible." this morning, the president suggested the ap got it wrong writing: "no deal was made last night on daca. massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. would be subject to vote." he seemed to buoy hope among democrats that a compromise could be in the offing, tweetin tweeting: "does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? really!" on capitol hill, leaders from both sides had differing views on how the conversation played out on daca. last night's white house gathering. democrats seem to revel in the g.o.p.'s intraparty fight. >> details will matter.
but it was a very, very positive step for the president to commit to daca protections without insisting on the inclusion of or even a debate about the border wall. >> there is no agreement. the president and chief of staff called me today to discuss what was discussed. it was a discussion, not agreement or negotiation. >> we will break the cycle of amnesty and illegal immigration. we will break the cycle. there will be no amnesty. >> then candidate donald trump made the border while his top priority, a promise he is touted repeatedly since becoming president. to the delight of his many supporters. a promise he acknowledged today could be delayed but not denied. >> there will be no amnesty. >> as you can imagine, white house officials are coming out strongly tonight.
they insist any discussion about dreamers or daca, border security or the wall are all going to be have to be fleshed out by lawmakers making conversations like last night's a prelude for what lies ahead. >> bret: kevin corke. thank you. more on this in a moment. national security advisor for then president obama is explaining why she felt it was necessary to learn the names of trump advisors who were present at a meeting with the middle eastern diplomat lace -- late t year. many are saying susan rice crossed the line and that there's more to the story. here's catherine herridge. >> senior capitol hill soares told fox news susan rice offered "vast and varied explanations" for requesting the names of trump transition team members. returning from florida, president trump said the so-called unmasking of his team
was wrong. >> what she did was wrong. we've been saying that. >> the source said rice told lawmakers she was bothered by a meeting reportedly between jared kushner, steve bannon, incoming national security advisor mike flynn, and the united arab emirates crown prince. rice said they had asked for a meeting with president obama and canceled. then they came to see the trump team. a former intelligence official disputed the characterization. there was no immediate comment from the united arab emirates embassy. rice's explanation appears to back up devin nunes' allegations that the names were improperly revealed. in an interview, rice denied knowledge. >> i know nothing about this.
i was surprised to see reports from chairman nunes on that. >> in an interview on msnbc, rice insisted unmasking requests were aboveboard. >> the allegations that somehow obama administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes, that's false. >> after devin nunes issued subpoenas by rice, john brennan and samantha power who allegedly made hundreds, devin nunes wrote to dan coats that the possible motivation was to "achieve partisan political purposes. multiple sources say they found rice's explanation dubious. the obama national security team and former attorney general lynch. >> bret: thank you. let's get the latest on that
investigation that ended with james comey exonerating hillary clinton last july. >> speaking to fox, lindsey graham threatened to subpoena the former fbi director. >> there is so much to be determined. comey needs to come back. what was his real reason for clearing hillary clinton? had he made up his mind before he even talked to her? >> i ask you yes or no. will you subpoena him question mexico i would. >> one source told fox they would like to see comey come back before the end of october. >> bret: harvard is getting a lot of heat for hiring chelsea manning. >> u.s. army soldier turned felon who gave wikileaks thousands of classified records will take on a roll at harvard's john f. kennedy school of government according to their
website. she speaks on the social, technological, economic ramifications of artificial intelligence. as a trans woman, she advocates for queer and transgender right rights. >> bret: thank you. let's talk about the unmasking issue and the potential daca deal with judge andrew napolitano. bill mcgurn. thanks for being here. the unmasking thing. not a lot of coverage. it's a big story. >> it's a huge story, consistent with the president's allegations and the unmasking seems to have occurred at about the same time portions of the transcript of a
telephone conversation between mike flynn, president-elect donald trump's national security advisor and vladimir kislyak. that's almost the linchpin that started the ball rolling to what's going on between the russians and the trump people. on top of that, i don't want to bury the lead. the lead is susan rice new and presumably president obama knew that president-elect trump and his people were being surveilled in trump tower before he was president. >> a lot of people washington owed devin nunes an apology. when he came out with the charge that senior obama officials were unmasking members of the trump campaign, he was treated as a kook and he's been proved right. susan rice said she knew nothing
about it, nothing. now she is saying it's because she was interested -- she. you get classified reports with names redacted. you pretty much know this is going to be a trump campaign official. you don't know which one it is when you get it, but this is unmasking. the idea they are going to let her off the hook for this flimsy answer in the american people have to ask, are we comfortable with these facts of senior people in one administration looking in on people in the incoming administration. >> they should be a subject matter first -- for special col robert mueller. trying to make it look like there was involvement. >> bret: lawmakers are calling for the investigation to continue.
i want to turn to the daca deal, no deal, whatever it is. the democrats believe they have the president agreeing to this. steve bannon on "60 minutes" over the weekend. >> i am worried about losing the house because of daca. my fear is with the six months downrange, if we have another huge -- if this goes all the way down to its logical conclusion in february and march, it will be a civil war inside the republican party that will be every bit as vitriolic as 2013. to me, doing that in the springboard of primary season for 2018 is extremely unwise. >> bret: it's not maybe full-blown civil war but ann coulter is not holding back. >> i think the president behaved sensibly. the first he did right is return the issue to congress. this was an unconstitutional use of executive authority.
even president obama knows that because he is a former constitutional law professor who said he didn't have the power before he exerted it. i think a lot of people are unrealistic. we can have tighter border security, a wall, all sorts of things. unrealistic to expect we are going to expel these people who came here as children, didn't make the decision themselves and are now integrated in different parts. the question is always what's the trade-off? what will the president get for that in congress? >> bret: there's a lot of people on the right to are invested in this immigration issue talking about this but they are are also people saying this president is doing deals, and that's not a bad thing. >> i was originally angry when jeff sessions made the announcement. i thought the timing was terrible. i thought it would impair the ability of daca people here, young adults who came as children.
fearful of seeking government aid in a moment of life and death in houston. but i think the president was up to something. i think the timing was significant. i think he did this for the reason you articulated. the fifth circuit court of appeals has found it unconstitutional, basically saying you want these people who are americanized to stay here. i want something in return. that's what he's going to try to get. >> bret: we will see where it goes. thank you. president trump says the disaster from hurricane irma could've been much worse. the president was in southwest florida today to get a firsthand look at damage from the second major hurricane to hit this country in two weeks. mike tobin was there and has the story. >> president trump lending a hand during a visit to the hard-hit naples the state park today. >> don't forget a sandwich. >> promising the full support of the administration. >> we are there for you 100%. i'll be back here numerous time
times. >> across town at another trailer park, folks are hoping the promises come their way. >> they didn't say nothing to us. they put the red tags on and laughed. >> many trailers marked with tags left by officials notifying them their homes have been condemned. >> this is our home. where are we going to be going? >> they say the only aid they received came from the first baptist church and a local furniture store. many parts of the state are still in need of the basics. the florida department of health urged residents to boil water in dozens of counties. 2.5 million floridians are waiting for electricity. >> your power is going on as we speak. it's going way ahead of schedule, weeks ahead of schedule. much of it, most of it outside the keys where we have a special
problem but we are working hard. >> 75% of homes without power in the keys. today a florida power & light official warned customers to wait could last at least another week. >> we are going into neighborhoods and in some cases house by house. the last part of the restoration is the hardest part. if it's manual, it's time-consuming. >> some without electricity are society's most vulnerable. a day after eight patients at a rehabilitation center died amid the loss of air-conditioning. >> i am extremely upset. words, there are no words. >> 64 nursing ups across the state are still without power prompting evacuations like you're at the williamsburg landing nursing home located north of fort lauderdale. detectives on the scene at the rehabilitation center in hollywood hills executed a search warrant. >> we are looking into the temperature inside the facility, the staffing inside the facility.
and all of the conditions inside the facility. >> overall, trump saying the death toll is unfortunate but smaller than expectations. >> it was a small number. people thought thousands and thousands of people they have their lives. >> things are improving. florida power & light says power has been restored to all critical hospitals in the state. at the staging area, power poles waiting to be off-loaded, replacing those stamped by the storm. little comfort to the customers in collier county opening that the visit of the president will speed things up. >> bret: mike tobin, thanks. this is a fox news alert. south korea's media services north korea has just fired off another missile believed to be one ballistic missile.
it's at the missile traveled eastward from pyongyang. that would send her toward japan. they missile launch comes hours after north korea threatened to sink japan into the sea with a nuclear weapon. we are just getting worried that japan has issued an emergency alert for this launch, warning residents to seek shelter immediately. again, we are getting word of a missile launch out of north korea. we will bring you details and a live report from south korea in a moment. three of the five will be with us later on the panel and up next president trump makes a decision about the iran nuclear deal.
it's the one pentagon official says russia is underreporting the number of troops taking part in a military exercise. russia says it has 5500 personnel. western officials believe the actual number could be 100,000. the drills begin tonight. russia is stating it's not threatening anyone. two turbo military training accidents to tell you about in the u.s. eight special operation personnel injured today in an explosion at fort bragg. 15 marines were hurt when their amphibious assault vehicle caught fire at camp pendleton in california. five remain in critical condition. more u.s. troops have been killed in training this year than in combat in afghanistan. president trump will extend sanctions relief to iran as part of its nuclear deal with the west. ideal candidate trump called a disaster. the decision comes in despite of the president's desire to pull out of the iran agreement. rich edson has the latest from
the state department. >> the trump administration is staying in the iran nuclear deal, though warned it could withdraw and announced a new round of punishment for iran's activities outside the agreement. secretary of state rex tillerson says iran is clearly in default of the expectations of the deal. >> president trump has made it clear to those of us helping him develop this policy that we must take into account the totality of iranian threats. not just iran's nuclear capabilities. as one piece of our posture towards iran. >> meeting the deadline, the trump administration will continue suspending certain sanctions. that keeps the u.s. in the deal. the treasury department announced additional sanctions against nearly a dozen for supporting iran's islamic revolutionary guard corps, ballistic missile program, and cyber attacks. >> whatever happens with the nuclear deal, the commitment you
see from the administration is to go after those destabilizing sources. >> the administration faces a series of deadlines and decisions on whether to stay in the agreement. the next one is october 15. whether to certify iran is complying with the bulk of the deal. it's already done so twice. president trump is called it the worst deal ever come of the walking away would allow iran to fully resume its nuclear program and blame the u.s. for scrapping the deal. with these new sanctions, the trump administration says it will continue punishing iran for its aggression outside its nuclear program. while staying in compliance with the nuclear agreement. >> the missile tests, the activity of the xian shia mili. >> senior administration officials say the president is considering his options. whether to stay in the nuclear
agreement. the official says the president will make his decision soon. >> bret: breaking news, north korea firing another missile. we are getting word from the japanese government that the missile appears to have passed over japan into the pacific. after japan told its citizens to take shelter. any early reaction from the administration? what have they been saying today? >> the secretary of state is traveling from london where he was meeting with his counterparts. this would be the second missile launch from north korea in a manner of a month now. this is something the secretary of state has pushed the pressure campaign with the administration on china. the u.s. tried to get an oil embargo through the u.n. security council. that was watered down and the secretary earlier today that it's going to be difficult to get an oil embargo against north korea through the u.n. security council buddies calling on china to do so alone.
he's directing them because of their supplies, all of north korea's oil and he's hopeful china will decide on their own to take it upon themselves to use that very powerful tool to crack down on north korea. >> bret: rich edson live at the state department. thank you. as we get more news, we will tell you. north korea firing another missile. yesterday in the interview with the treasury secretary steven mnuchin, he said an executive order has been drafted to go after all those trade with north korea including china. possibly cutting off trade with china, according to the treasury secretary yesterday. we'll get more details. still ahead, we will go live to south korea. greg palkot is there. here's what some of our fox affiliates around the country are covering tonight. fox in seattle, city council president is sworn in as mayor. this follows the resignation of democrat ed murray after a fifth
man accused him of molestation years ago. marie has denied the allegations but says his resignation is in the city's best interest. portland, the eagle creek fire could be fully contained by the end of the month. the blaze began september 2nd. it's currently 70% contained. it covers about 30,000 acres. more than 900 fire personnel are working the scene. this is a live look at denver from fox 31. one of the big stories they are tonight, a colorado route selected as finalist for the hyper loop high-speed transportation network. the proposed path runs through cheyenne, wyoming, pueblo, colorado, goes between those cities. it's 1 of 10 finalist. the technology puts passengers and cargo into a pod with gradual acceleration and elevation through a low pressure tube.
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north korea has fired off another missile headed toward japan. japanese government saying it went over japan into the pacific. let's go to greg palkot in seoul, south korea, . >> we are getting information from a variety of sources. it appears this projectile, this missile launched from the area around pyongyang, the capital of north korea, a little bit before 7:00 a.m. local time. that would be about a half an hour ago. it flew eastward, and by all accounts, and crossed the sea of japan and crossed the hokkaido islands, the northern island of the archipelago of japan. this is the second time this sort of trajectory has occurred with missiles coming from north korea in recent weeks.
it has alarmed japan. it has called individual citizens to go to shelters. we have seen that happen before in the last blast. we do not know whether this is an intermediate blast, an intercontinental ballistic missile. there was some speculation a flattened trajectory launch could be made from north korea. it would have to fly over japan to reach its goal. if it was flattened, a launching of a missile, it could go deeper into the pacific. we are waiting on that now. all of this is happening while north korea, very busy with its own rhetoric, its own talking not just about the united states but about japan during the day. let's take a listen to what's been said today. >> kim jong un's regime launched
more rhetoric. state media saying pyongyang ought to use its nuclear weapons to reduce the u.s. to ashes and darkness. u.s. ally japan should be sunken into the sea. japanese prime minister abe on a visit to india stood his ground. >> translator: the whole of the international community must implement the security council resolution, and forced north korea to change his policy. >> secretary of state tillerson in london also promoted the u.n. resolution. he called on north korea ally china to do more. >> i am hopeful china, a great country, a world power, will decide on their own and we'll take it upon themselves to use that very powerful tool of oil supply to persuade north korea to reconsider its current path towards weapons development.
>> in seoul, some are more pessimistic. >> i don't think there's anyway to stop them now. no way. >> leading analyst thinks the north will resist sanctions. >> they want to get to the point where they have a sufficient number of their into intercontinental ballistic missiles destroying a sufficient number of american citizens. >> talking there about north korea building up an arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles that could hit the united states. we don't know exactly what this missile was that was launched from pyongyang in the direction of japan over that come into the pacific. it's part of this ongoing very active missile testing program we've seen from north korea coupled with the test a short
while ago of a nuclear device. it's an arsenal that's beginning to be reckoned with. >> bret: the last missile test was late august and classified as an intermediate range ballistic missile flying over japan, that same area, that island you mentioned, hokkaido island. there were u.s. marines training on the island at the time when the missile flew over. they were not in danger, we were told by the pentagon. i want to ask about south korea's reaction and if their response is changed in recent days as north korea has become more aggressive. >> japan and south korea have become more aggressive towards this. we heard from japanese minister abe today demanding the u.n. security council resolution be implemented, criticizing some very strong rhetoric we had heard talking about japan being sunk into the sea this
morning on state media. may be a hint of what was to come, just about 24 hours later. japan getting tougher. south korea getting tougher. we have been watching the government here much more saber rattling, more military exercises. they realize they have a regional defense issue they are dealing with just as the u.s. deals with a longer-range threat. >> bret: greg palkot live in south korea on this breaking news that a north korean missile launch. thank you. we will have our panel, three of we will have our panel, three of the "the five" joint after the whoooo.
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♪ >> bret: finally, tonight, one florida couple is pulling out all the stops to make some foster kids comfortable during hurricane irma. >> definitely a hurricane. definitely real storm going on out here. >> bret: a member of the board of directors at a local children's shelter. monday, the shelter called him saying kids are being evicted because the power went out. mark and his wife invited more than 70 kids to stay at their
house until the foster homes power came back on. the couple went above and beyond, providing the young girls with manicures, the boys with basketball games, they also had a guitarist played during dinner, a balloon artist and a food truck with plenty of sweets. more than 100 volunteers helped out with this cause, spur of the moment, bringing the community together there. he told us it really did take a village. congratulations. i wouldn't want to leave either. thank you for inviting us into your homes tonight. that's it for "special report." we will be from the l.a. bureau tomorrow. >> it is friday, september 15th and this is a fox news alert, breaking right now reports of a
rush-hour explosion in a london subway station, we are live with the latest breaking right now. north korea lunch as a second missile over japan. guam and us allies in the crosshairs responding with military might of their own. >> we have to have the wall. if we don't have the wall we are doing nothing. >> border wall or bust, donald trump taking a page from the democrats book saying no deal on daca until we are ready to make america safe again. "fox and friends" first starts right now. let's get right to that fox news alert complete chaos in london after an explosion wraps a subway station during rush hour. amy kellogg live with the breaking developments. what do we know so far? >> this is at parsons green just west of chelsea. right now we are really dependent on reports of
eyewitnesses because scotland yard is not releasing any information about this. they are calling it an incident and are on the scene with hazardous materials experts but not saying it was terrorism or something else, just saying they want to be very careful before they release any information. it happened and 8:20 this morning, it is now 10:00 a.m. in london. a flash and a bank were heard. the original reports of injuries, facial injuries along the lines of burns and that kind of thing but more we are hearing the more the minutes ticked by, we are getting more reports about stampedes, injuries coming from frantic race to get out of the subway station. it happened at the overground portion of the district li