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i'm david asman, catch me weekdays at 4 p.m. on "after the bell" on the fox business network. paul is back next week. we hope to see you then. ♪ ♪ >> fox news alert, special counsel robert mueller reportedly following the -- filing the first charges in the investigation into possible collusion between the trump campaign and russia. welcome to a new hour inside america's news headquarters, i'm molly line. rick: and i'm rick leventhal. no word on who could be indicted or what the charges might be, but "the wall street journal" reporting that authorities could arrest at least one person as early as monday. garrett tenney has this story from washington. >> reporter: well, rick and molly, there's all sorts of speculation going on about who the target of this indictment is and what charges they're facing. at this point, what we know is on friday prosecutors on mueller's team presented evidence to a grand jury here in washington, and according to "the wall street journal," that
evidence was enough to convince them to approve the first charges in the special counsel's investigation. that indictment was sealed by a federal judge which is why we don't know a lot of the details still. the special counsel's office isn't commenting on this development in the case, but several former justice department officials tell us that at this point it's nearly impossible to guess what charges have been filed because, simply put, the broad powers that special counsel robert mueller has been given to investigate anything that comes up in the course of his investigation even if it's not directly related to russia's election meddling. >> think back to the clinton years. the whitewater investigation was about an arkansas land deal, and it ended up being about something else completely. and so i think that that's important to keep in mind, that robert mueller's free to look at taxes, he's free to look at lobbying filings, you know, foreign agent filings, things like that could all be involved that wouldn't necessarily touch on the issue of russia collusion that everyone seems focused on politically. >> reporter: we do know over
the last six months the special counsel's investigation has included at least several former aides of president trump that we know of including former campaign chairman a paul manafort and former campaign adviser carter page. earlier this summer the fbi agents raided the home of paul manafort who is being investigated for alleged money laundering and tax issues. last night manafort's attorneys told fox news neither he, nor nip on his legal team had been informed of an indictment. the attorneys for michael flynn have not responded to our request for comment, but former campaign adviser carter page seemed to suggest he's not the target either saying in a statement to fox news: in terms of charges, i can't even imagine what might even be considered now that the false evidence from the politically-motivated, big-money-financed, dodgy dossier that started this extrajudicial disaster has instead been so thoroughly exposed as a complete sham. now, former justice department
officials also tell me it's entirely possible that this indictment could be a strategic movie investigators who could use these charges as a bit of leverage to get information out of a smaller fish that they believe could eventually, down the road, help them take down a bigger fish, or it could always be this is similar a tool through -- simply a tool through which they can take their investigation in a different direction. many we'll find out on monday when these charges are unveiled. rick: there are many layers, and we're going to get into that throughout this hour. molly? molly: the washington free beacon, a conservative publication, now saying it initially paid for opposition research that was done by fusion gps on republican candidates during that 2016 campaign. however, it says, it had nothing to do with a former british spy who compiled the now-infamous trump dossier that was allegedly funded by the dnc and the clinton campaign. kristin fisher is live from the white house with more on all of this. kristin. >> reporter: hey, molly. so the washington free beacon
actually made this announcement yesterday that it's actually responsible for, first, hiring the research firm which months later ghei democrats -- gave democrats all of this information about these alleged ties between the trump campaign or then-candidate donald trump and the kremlin. so that's why the white house is now pointing fingers at the clinton campaign, accusing them of collusion at the very same time that this investigation, the special counsel's investigation into the trump campaign is heating up. >> we think that we are continuing to see day in, day out as this investigation moves to completion the same as it started, there's still no evidence of collusion between the president and anyone. if any collusion took place, it would be between the dnc and the clintons, and i think we're starting to now see that all of the things the democrats had a accused this president of doing they were actually guilty of
themselves. >> reporter: but democrats argue that that dossier was nothing more than your standard opposition research during a very turbulent and divisive campaign. now today president trump spent the day at his golf course in virginia, he just returned to the white house moments ago. and despite reports that the special counsel has reportedly filed its first charges, he seems to be riding very high. he seems to be pleased this week the house passed the budget paving the way for tax reform, his top legislative priority. he's also pleased by the economy, specifically the 3% gdp growth announced yesterday. also on the horizon, president trump's pick for the fed chairman, and he says that he'll announce his decision strime next week. sometime next week. >> i have somebody very specific in mind. i think everybody will be very impressed. but most importantly, i think at the end of eight years you really will be impressed, because things are looking good. they're looking good for our country, and they're looking
good for our country's economy. >> reporter: and the finalists for that job are believed to be janet yellen, the current fed chair, jerome powell, the current fed governor, and is john taylor who's an economist at standard. we believe it's down to those three. and, you know, molly, this is one of the most important personnel decisions that any president can make, and he should be making it, as he said, sometime next week. molly? molly: absolutely. a busy week ahead at the white house as usual. kristin fisher covering it for us, we appreciate it. rick: we want to get to more on this so-called dodgy dossier, so we go to hugo, editorial director for the washington examiner. the dnc performs an investigation that produces allegations against then-candidate trump, and that is used first to try to derail his campaign and then to fuel this federal investigation. you have a problem with that. >> yeah. i think this is a really serious development this last week.
the revelation that hillary clinton's campaign and the dnc paid for this dodgy dossier, the trump dossier and that raises the possibility -- and then, obviously, this dossier went to the fbi. it raises the possibility that the fbi used this dossier and the information in it -- much of which is apparently false -- used that to get the foreign intelligence court to give them permission to eavesdrop on the trump campaign. now, just think about what that means. some opposition research funded by hillary clinton and the dnc possibly being used to get permission by the obama administration to snoop on hillary clinton's opponent. that is a classic, classic, you know, conflict of interest. and it really does raise the question -- i know that the democrats are sort of dismissing this, but it really does raise the question about whether robert mueller, who's a former fbi head and who's an old friend of the fbi head comey who was,
you know, involved with this, it really does suggest that he might have to recuse himself and pull, step back from the investigation. because the investigation is leaning towards hillary clinton. rick: comey, who was fired by the president, friends with mueller who's now investigating the president. so you're concerned about a possible agenda there. >> yeah. look, you know, there's a lot that still has to come out, and one -- you know? and to some extent we certainly have to find out whether or not the dossier, the fbi used the dossier to get permission to snoop. but, i mean, if you think about it, hillary clinton was in charge of the state department when the state department gave permission for the russians to acquire 20% of american uranium. at the same time, bill clinton was collecting half a million dollars to make a speech in moscow, and he was meeting with putin and other members of the
russian nuclear industry. you know, there's just too many connections between the clintons and the russians for the investigators looking into collusion not to at least look into what was going on between the russians and clinton. and as much as the democrats would like to say this is some kind of misdirection by the trump administration and by conservatives, it's an obvious reason to have a look at these possible connections. rick: but you're also saying there are a lot of concerns about the very evidence or the motivation for opening this investigation in the first place. >> well, i'm not going to accuse anybody at the fbi or anywhere else, but here's the thing that you have to remember: although this toss yea -- sorry. although the fusion gps, the investigating company, was initially paid by the free beacon, and i think that there is an argument to be made that that crossed the line from journalism into political
activism, they were not -- under the free beacon they were not looking at any russian connections. they certainly had not got the british spy, the former british spy, christopher steele, involved. so it was only after the free beacon and its financial backers dropped the investigation that gps went shopping this, their program to the hillary clinton campaign -- rick: right. >> -- and to the dnc. so it was only after the democrats and hillary clinton became involved that the russia connection was made. so you have to be somewhat suspicious. rick: meanwhileing mueller may have begun with one agenda or one purpose, but he could take this investigation in a lot of directions depending on what he uncovers. >> he absolutely could. and that's, again, where his conflicts of interest really come up. it's very difficult for him not to have a look at those sorts of leads. and yet mr. comey, in testimony to the congress, said that he had acted the way he had in
order to get a special prosecutor, a special counsel. lo and behold, there's a special counsel, and it's his old friend and old boss, robert mueller. how can it possibly be the case that robert mueller is in charge of an investigation that may lead to comey? you know, if a judge is holding court and a defendant is put in the dark and the defendant is a friend of the judge, the judge has to recuse himself, and i think mueller is going to find himself in that position. rick: hugo, thanks for coming to work today. >> thanks very much. molly: police in tampa, florida, now have a person of interest who could be connected to the three killings earlier this month. nerves are on edge as investigators search for clues. >> we're trying to get an idea of, you know, if there's someone in the area that might not be in the area, might not belong in the area. we want to know about it. so if you have a pretty good idea of who comes and goes from
the area -- >> lived here 65 years. when they saw my driver's license, they knew i had business in this neighborhood. but it makes me feel good. molly: bryan llenas is live from our new york city newsroom with more on this case. >> reporter: hi, molly. look, a community is on edge as the manhunt continues. three murders all in the seminole heights neighborhood within a half mile of one another during a ten-day stretch, and police believe it's the work of one killer. all week from sundown to sunrise a group of 20 volunteers from the guardian angel, an anti-crime organization, has been patrolling tampa neighborhood helping to keep, really to ease residents who fear a potential serial killer could be on the loose. police continue their patrols, surveying neighbors and looking for more potential surveillance video. today a funeral held for the third victim that you see there on the right, 20-year-old anthony. he was mildly autistic and got off at the wrong bus stop when he was gunned down on october
19th just blocks away from where 22-year-old benjamin mitchell was shot and killed waiting for a bus on october 9th. just two days after that, 33-year-old monica hoffa was also murdered. the tampa police tell us they've received 144 tips on thursday alone of a, quote, person of interest. the video was taken on the night of the first murder on october 9th. it shows a man walking with a hoodie, then moments later running in the opposite direction of the scene of the crime on a street close to, well, where the murder happened and around the same time of the murder of benjamin mitchell. pay particular attention to the man's right hand in this video. you can see he's seen flipping his cell phone, and police believe it could be a habit that could help identify this person in this video. the interim police chief says this person could be the key to solving these murders but is not necessarily a suspect. >> i have come up with four reasons why this person is running. one, they may be late for
dinner. two to, they're out exercising. three, they heard gunshots. and number four, they just murdered benjamin mitchell. >> reporter: police think this person of interest has some sort of ties to the neighborhood. a $35,000 reward is being offered to anyone with information that leads to an arrest. molly: it's interesting, that little quirk with the phone. we'll see if it leads to what way about -- to what they want d out. rick: americans who left home to join isis, whether they might end up slipping through the cracks. ♪ ush high commission investment products, fisher investments avoids them. some advisers have hidden and layered fees. fisher investments never does. and while some advisers are happy to earn commissions from you whether you do well or not, fisher investments fees are structured so we do better when you do better.
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♪ ♪ rick: authorities arresting a suspect accused of starting a santa cruz wildfire that destroyed two homes and burned nearly 400 acres. the suspect had already been taken into custody for looting when the investigation took another turn. >> we were able to contact and identify three of the men who were with mr. coy at the time the fire was starting. those -- excuse me. all of those men have been contacted and interviewed at length. all of those men told us that
while they were there with marlin coy in the bolder creek area they witnessed marlin coy lighting this fire. rick: more than a dozen firefighters were injured battling those flames. molly: growing concern about american isis fighters returning to the u.s. undetected. a new report claiming most of the nearly 130 americans who went overseas to join the terror army are now unaccounted for. let's bring in david sears, a former navy seal and cofounder of zundist global. >> thanks, molly. molly: i want to start about talking about what isis accomplished. enormously successful of drawing in fighters, some 40,000 from around the globe. they lose their capital city which means they lose the territory, etc., and fighters begin returning home. how concerned should we be about those individuals?
>> we should definitely have some concern about those individuals and where they're going. i think, though, that there is -- the united states has a natural geographic buffer that's going to help with some of that. europe is going to have a lot bigger problem. it's easier to take boats across, walk across the borders, but it is certainly a concern, and we've known this growing forward. as we press on the balloon, it's going to squeeze out in other places. molly: is it tougher to come back to america, to the u.s., than it is to get into other countries across europe, the u.k., etc. >> i believe without a doubt, it is. so you can walk to europe. essentially, you can take a boat across, you can walk through turkey, take a small boat from greece over, so it's a lot easier. although europe is noticing too a lot of those countries are having a lot of pushback, and they're clamping down on their borders whether it's austria, czechoslovakia, sweden. they're seeing less people return as they clamp down. molly: who are these individuals? you know, are they small-time fighters? did they learn dangerous skills
while they were there? >> that's the unknown variable that's out there, and you would send to see as the war has gone on and those who have managed to find avenues or the finances to return or the networks to return, they would tend to be the more capable fighters. so that's a big concern. are they bombmakers? what experience do they have in explosive, improvised devices, things like that. practical experience on the battlefield cannot be underestimated how dangerous it is. molly: when isis begins to dissolve physically on the ground, they also have this online presence that's very dangerous, and they have even said stay in your home countries, take your actions there behind this ideology. you can be part of us without physically coming to the middle east or relocating you or your family. is that a big concern now as we're seeing people disperse, physically go back to their home countries? >> it is, and it's been a concern for a while now. isis started this movement once
it started to see mosul beginning to fall, they started pushing people to, hey, stay at home. don't come here. we want you to fight the fight of our ideology where you currently are. you can do more good for us there. so we've been watching this. those are the unknowns, and those are very, very dangerous. molly: when we talk about someone physically getting back whether it's in the u.k. or here in america, then they can begin to talk to like-minded individuals. and is that where the danger is that we see not just the individual themselves as a danger, but a cell being created? that sort of thing? >> absolutely. so can they motivate others, or can they radicalize others with their experiences they've had -- they, essentially, become war heroes to the effort of the ideology. so they can pull in the younger, more influential, you know, kids that can be influenced and radicalized easier. but we can also track them easier too, so we can keep an eye on that a little bit. it is a difficult problem, and they do have a lot of experience
that come out of the war fighting. molly: is that something we need to be cognizant of as this goes forward, that sometimes they're talented messengers? they might not have been successful in a physical fight, but they're the good communicators? >> they certainly could be. i think a lot of their communication, though, is their people that focus online in that cyber world of things. so we do -- we actually have kind of a unique problem going on right now in terms of talent acquisition and retention. in the law enforcement fields, we can acquire a lot of people, people come to that in the united states, and we get the best and brightest, right? we have a problem with retention sometimes. but acquisition in the cyber world, it's difficult for the government and the bureaucracies and agencies to recruit the best and brightest because they're in a massive competition for talent with, you know, silicon valley and orr places now. other places now. some of the communicators exist really in that cyber world. i'm not sure how many exist on the battlefield that are going to slide out of there and transmit that message, but it's
definitely a concern. molly: david sears, thank you so much. we appreciate your insights. >> thanks for having me, molly. rick: decades of speculation not put to rest as some of the jfk files are kept under wraps. up next, why president trump is delaying the release of those files. plus, senator bob corker sparking political intrigue after he leaves the door open for a presidential bid in 2020. could the republican senator challenge president trump for the gop nomination? our political panel will weigh in. ♪ ♪ >> the rest of us need to do what we can to act as statesmen and to try to move our nation ahead, and at the time when we have a leader such as we have now -- ♪ and exercise, once-daily toujeo® may help you control your blood sugar. get into a daily groove. ♪ let's groove tonight. ♪ share the spice of life.
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because of the hundreds of files not released. the president says u.s. spy agencies pressed him to withhold the potentially sensitive documents, and he's apparently not happy about it. will carr's live in los angeles with more on this. will? >> reporter: and, rick, president trump says in an effort for full transparency, he plans to release all of the jfk files with minimal redaction. it comes as we're still poring through the 2800 pages of documents that were released thursday night including the 1964 fbi memo detailing discussions to assassinate fidel castro for $100,000. that conversation taking place between cuban exiles and businessmen with links to the mob. another document revealed a proposal by the jfk administration to create a food shortage in cuba to foment rebellion and ultimately remove castro from power. dealing more directly with jfk's assassination, a memo from j. edgar hoover expressed frustration in the fact that the dallas police department did not
keep lee harvey oswald alive long enough to get a confession. the documents were released, but historians have maintained they don't think they'll lead to any new truths about what happened in front of the grassy knoll. >> nothing i've read changes the essential timeline or the conclusions that we've reached over many, many years that lee harvey oswald was the assassin in dealey plaza. >> reporter: remaining documents that are still secret and confidential could be released over the next six months. rick: will carr in los angeles, thanks very much. >> there were many people, i was one of those, that hope that, you know, he would rise to the occasion as president and aspire to lead our nation instead of dividing it. and, you know, it's obvious his political model and governing model is to divide.
and he has not risen to the occasion, it's very evident to me. i've had personal meetings, personal dinners, personal phone calls when the staff has asked me to call over and intercede on something that was not going to happen -- that was going to happen that was not good for our country. molly: ooh, the battle between senator bob corker and president trump is not over yet. now the republican from tennessee apparently not ruling out a run for president in 2020. trump first went after corker on twitter a few weeks ago, and corker tweeted back calling the white house a, quote: adult daycare center. joining us now, john hart, former communications director for oklahoma republican senator tom coburn and founder and ceo of morris hill strategies and don callaway, former missouri democratic representative. thank you both for being here today. >> thanks for having me. molly: here's essentially what corker said, it's way, way too early to decide whether to compete for the republican nomination. that's the type of thing people
say before they casually make a trip to iowa and head off to new hampshire. [laughter] what do you think the chances are, john? >> well, i don't know. it's really going to depend on the state of the economy, james carville is still right, it's still the, quote, economy, stupid. if the economy's growing in 2020, i don't think trump will have a major challenge. it's going to depend on what happens in the midterms in 2018, and also the state of the world. if either of those go haywire, you could see a challenge. my former boss, tom coburn, challenged the establishment pick in 2004, and i think trump should welcome a challenge, because it would make him a better president, and if he loses, we'll get a better president. so the voters win in either case. i think we need to step back and say how do we define loyalty in this country and in politics. it does not mean fidelity to any particular politician or party, it means fidelity to the constitution and the american idea. and in our system, elections are
a competition. they're not a coronation. so trump really should deflect this by welcoming any challenge from bob corker, jeff flake, you know, ben sasse would be a much more formidable opponent than corker would be, but it really is too soon to predict if that's going to come to -- molly: yeah, i have heard a little talk about, as you mentioned, ben sasse. we haven't even gotten to the midterms yet, and here we are talking a corker possibility. what are your thoughts on that? >> you know, senator corker is a smart and savvy politician, so he understands as well as anybody that to primary the president would be, at best, a quixotic mission. senator corker is, has essentially lame ducked himself by announcing that he's not seeking re-election next year, so he has to do whatever he can, and i don't mean that as a diss to him, but he's got to make sure that he is still active and is top of mind and, therefore, still a threat in the legislature and not just taken for granted. but ultimately, any savvy
politician knows you don't do something like this even with this president's historically low approval ratings because the rating is not that low when you consider it isolated among groups of high voting propensity republicans. ultimately, my friend doug sitting right now having a budweiser in alexandria, virginia, has a much better shot of winning than senator corker does, and he -- molly: so many times challengers come from congress, be they senators or congressmen. there has been some pretty nasty back and forth between these guys, and as you know, the president has said he always hits back. so no matter who a primary challenger may or may not be, we could see a pretty nasty back and forth as a possibility. is that something that should be considered, john? >> well, no. i think it's -- sure. there's already a lot of nasty back and forth happening. and i think, you know, the president has to take responsibility for that as the leader of the party. ultimately, this is happening under his watch. and if the party isn't unified, he has no one to blame but
himself. i don't say that out of bitterness, that's just how the reality works. the joke that the friend doug may run, well, there may be a recruit, an effort to recruit someone, anyone to take on trump because there has not been enough unity that's been produced in the party. no one can really define what trumpism means. even steve bannon admits he can't define it. so really the ball is in the president's court the unify the party and, yes, i think it's not likely corker will to this. he's doing this to keep the conversation alive, to create an opening for someone else whether it's ben sasse or another, more likely opponent. but again, the president is the one that needs to unify the party, unify the country and end any talk that there could be a primary against him in 2020. molly: yeah. don, i want to bring you in here because will it matter what happens between now and then as to whether or not he'll face a primary challenge and just how powerful it could be? and what will it be about? will it be about how the midterms go? will it be about the economy?
what are the risks, the factors that could encourage that primary challenger. >> i think you just named them. it's always about the economy, it's always about the state of the world as john led with at the top of the segment. and, of course, a 9/11 could always happen, something terrible that the president is widely seen to have mishandled. but john and i live here in the bubble in d.c. and, molly, you're in new york. i always have to think about iowa, and i think about missouri, and i think about heartland, mainstream republicans and are they really upset with this president such that there is daylight for even a credible republican challenger. i would also point out the very practical element that senator corker will not be in the senate in 2019 and 2020 during the heat of that campaign. it will be very, very difficult for him to access the millions and millions -- hundreds of millions of dollars by not being in the senate. he will have a very difficult time raising sufficient funds to be able to mount a credible challenge by not being a sitting member of congress, particularly the senate. so, you know, you could see a
credible challenger. it's happened in modern politics once in my lifetime when senator kennedy primaried president carter, but i really, really have a hard time seeing that a sensible, credible challenger would do something of this nature. molly: don, john brought up something -- sorry, the other way around. when we're talking about middle america and all across it, president trump, his campaign seemed to see something in michigan, in pennsylvania that other campaigns missed, that other republicans and democratic campaigns missed, that looking for something different. will he be able to hang on to that differentness, that he's not the traditional politician that drew so many people into the political process that hadn't been drawn in before? >> yeah, well, that's a great question. for the record, i'm from kansas, i'm not from d.c -- [laughter] so i understand middle america, or at least i hope to. molly, you hit on the fact that trump appealed to voters who felt disend franchised. look, a third of the counties
that obama won went for trump. that is a very significant point. and so the question comes down to will those voters believe that trump has delivered enough of a difference in 2020 to support him again. but it does show that his constituency, his base is a lot more diluted and thin than i think he understands. so i agree with don. look, if there's not a big problem in the economy, if there's not something happening in the world, if the midterms go okay, it's going to be a very, very steep, uphill climb. but historically, you know, look, midterms are not friendly to the president's party. more than -- i think it's 90% of the time the president's party loses seats in midterm elections, and that's since reconstruction. and half the time it's a margin bigger than the house majority. so there's a real chance republicans could lose not just the house, but the senate. and then that will change the dynamic where you could have sitting senators being willing to primary a president they
believe has taken the party and the country in a destructive direction. molly: don, just a quick final thought from you before we head off. >> senator corker has to do what he has to do to stay an effective legislator for some very, very important legislative projects; tax reform, immigration reform that happen over the next 15 months while he's still sitting. i just really have a hard time seeing that he could do this. but john is absolutely correct that the state of the world will dictate whether or not this president gets a primary after 2018, after the midterms. but i really just don't see it. it's too much of a lift. it's too much of a feasible climb. molly: all right, thank you both for joining me today. appreciate it. >> thanks, molly. rick: a possible major development in the russia investigation as new reports emerge that special counsel robert mueller is ready to file the first charges in the case. a member of the house judiciary committee, arizona congressman andy biggs, joins me next to discuss. plus, this -- [cheers and applause]
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♪ ♪ rick: a major development in the russia investigation being conducted by special counsel robert mueller. "the wall street journal" now reporting the first indictment in the probe and an arrest that could come as early as monday. joining me now is republican arizona congressman andy biggs, a member of the judiciary committee. thank for the being with us. we heard about concerns regarding the source of the information that may have led to this investigation and about mueller's potential conflict of interest here. your thoughts on that. >> yeah. i mean, there have been many of us that have been saying that mr. mueller has a conflict of interest, and i think he's tied right back to the original uranium one scandal from 2010. he is the common link, the common thread all the way through this. and we really don't know what role did that fusion gps dossier -- which allegedly is just filled with fraud and misstatements -- how much was that relied upon by the fbi to
initiate the investigation for which they now have an indictment which seems to be diverting attention from this massive fusion gps scandal which really broke bigtime this week? rick: congressman, it's still possible that that indictment isn't even directly involved or connected to any possible collusion, correct? >> oh, absolutely. i mean, we have had other people say james clapper amongst others say there's no evidence of collusion between mr. trump, his campaign and the russians to try to control the election. in fact, something like $100,000 in facebook ads is the sole argument going on here. so we don't know who got indicted, you know? we know indictments can be given to ham sandwiches, for pete sakes. we don't know how real this is. it potentially could be a diversion, and that's what many of us are wondering. rick: but if the evidence that led to the investigation itself is faulty, what does that say about the investigation? >> well, it says the whole thing is bad, actually.
and that's why i'm real happy congress is going to be looking into it. i'm excited about that opportunity. i've been asking for it amongst some of my colleagues on the judiciary committee for months now, for this opportunity. and now that this evidence regarding fusion gps is out and the stories that are out saying that's what fbi relied upon in its investigation, i think we need to really get to the bottom of this. rick: there seems to be a tremendous amount of time and energy spent on this topic and investigation, and some voters might say there's not enough time being spent on the needs of the american people. where do you stand on that? >> well, congress has got 435 members, it's got a bunch of committees, we handle literally hundreds of pieces of legislation -- excuse me, thousands of pieces of legislation on an annual basis. so i think these types of investigations are necessary. they reflect the national interest. we need to do that just as much as we do to get some of our important legislation through. and i think the fact that we got
the budge through and we're tackling tax reform as early as this next week or two, i think that indicates we can multitask. rick: i know you're in the first year of your first term in congress. is this what you expected? >> heavens, no. [laughter] no, you know, this has been a wild ride. it's very busy, very intense, and the division that's in the country today is so vitriolic that i'm surprised by that. but we still have to keep doing our job as members of congress, and that's what i'm committed to do. rick: and you're saying despite the an animosity and the divisi, you are getting things done or you can get things done? >> yes, i believe we can. i think, you know, on the surface level a lot of the leadership goes back and forth, but members across the aisle will work with each other on policies that we agree on -- right to try legislation. some of the other members of the party might look at seriously
voting for tax reform. yeah, there's some bipartisanship, but it's usually not touted because it's not newsworthy, i suppose. rick: congressman, do you have any insight into who may be the person indicted by robert mueller? >> i have no insight. and it may be more than one. i just think it's interesting that they would release that they've indicted somebody the same week that the fusion gps with no names -- rick: all right. congressman, we've got to leave it there. thanks very much for being with us. molly: houston looking to make world series history, but one player's potentially racist gesture could be a major distraction heading into tonight's game four against the dodgers. plus, newly-released audio shedding more light on what happened when las vegas shooter stephen paddock opened fire on a concert crowd 27 days ago. >> hey, there's shots fired on 32? 135.
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32, 135. rick: jesus campos was the first security guard to get to 32nd floor at the mandalay bay after he responded to a door alarm. he was shot in the leg as he approached the room, paddock's shooting rampage would go on for ten uninterrupted minutes which left 58 dead and about 500 wounded. molly: the houston astros now two wins away from their first world series championship after taking a 2-1 series lead over the los angeles dodgers. a pivotal game four set for tonight in the houston, and just in, major league baseball punishing one of last night's astros' heroes really over a gesture during last night's game. jared max is reporting live from minute maid park. jared? >> reporter: good afternoon, molly. what a seen it was here -- scene it was here last night as astros' fans got to celebrate something they'd never done before, a world series victory right here in houston. the astros jumped out of the
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milestone in the investigation into the russian election interference with reports that special counsel robert mueller and his team have filed their first charges in the controversial probe. i'm eric shawn. this is a brand new hour of america's news headquarters >> i'm arthel neville. the nail -- the nature of the charges is not clear nor is the identity or number of individuals targeted. but reports from "wall street journal" and other media outlets say first arrests could some as early as monday. garrett tenney has been following this story and is joining us now with more. >> former justice department officials tell me there is likely substance behind these charges because of the high-profile nature of this