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kim kern. she said sour patch are her favorite. rob: happy halloween. i hope your kids get more candy than this and then can you steal it from them. jillian: have a good day. >> there is no evidence that mr. manafort colluded with the russian government. >> in that 31 page indictment, there is absolutely no evidence connecting any of paul manafort's activities to the trump campaign. that's the bombshell here. >> president trump pushed back hard, tweeting sorry, but this is years ago, before paul manafort was part of the trump campaign. >> tony podesta is now stepping down from his lobbying group because he is being investigated by the special counsel. >> u.s. special operations forces captured a 46-year-old militant alleged to have been involved in the deadly attack in benghazi. >> army sergeant bowe bergdahl took the stand and apologized to all the military personnel wounded in the search for him. >> as a judge now decides
whether he will get life in prison. >> u.s. population essential could care less about washington, d.c. most people in america look at washington with amusement. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ abracadabra ♪ i want to reach you out and grab you. ♪ abracadabra ♪ i want to reach you ou steve: scare j. ainsley: i like it. ainsley: you tell everyone every morning to get dressed. steve: get dressed in a
costume. ainsley: neither one of you has on halloween. steve: this relates to the costume i'm going to wear later in the program. what costume do you think we will be clad in three hours from now? email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. ainsley: i do know what yours is. steve: i saw brian's. it's very funny. brian: that makes one of us. ainsley: brian is not for halloween. brian: because did i this thing called i grew up. i became an adult and i realized that's for children. there you go. steve: how do you feel about christmas? presents for christmas? brian: no holidays. i grew up. i'm pro-christmas. meanwhile, some great news. steve: indeed. we have a fox news alert two minutes after the top of the hour. this is something we didn't see coming. u.s. navy seals captured one of the militants accused of orchestrating the deadly attacks in 2012 in benghazi. brian: expected on u.s. soil to face charges.
ainsley: griff jenkins joins us from washington with more on this story. griff? >> good morning, guys. good news indeed. special forces and fbi agents captured mustafa normal high stakes operation libyans north coast in unknown location. imam, a member of the islamic group ansar al sharia is believed to have played an instrumental role in the benghazi attacks five years that killed four americans. you remember them. u.s. ambassador christopher stevens, glen daugherty, sean smith and tyrone woods. president trump gave the orders for this operation. and in a statement, he says, quote: to the failings of these fallen heroes, i want you to know that your loved ones are not forgotten. they will never be forgotten. memory deep and reach is long. not rest in our efforts to find and bring the perpetrators of this heinous attacks on benghazi to justice. the trump administration's vigorous investigation has been different from the obama administration, which has been criticized for the
way it handled it. multiple congressional investigations sought if the obama administration willfully mislead the public when u.n. ambassador susan rice appeared on numerous shows blaming the attack on a controversial video. >> there was a hateful video direct result of heinous video. >> this is response to a hateful and osceola video. >> violent protests out of you are embassy sparked by this hateful video. >> attorney general jeff sessions has weighed in calling this a barbaric attack that shocked the american people and added in a statement the united states will continue to investigate and identify all those who were involved in the attack. we will hold them accountable for their crimes. sessions says he will be brought to d.c. and charged in federal court. and earlier this month, i should point out that another man ahmed abu khatallah went on trial in
d.c. for his alleged role in the attack as well. so some good news this halloween. bringing the benghazi perpetrators to justice. brian: i know we are going to talk about it later. i'm surprised he is not streaming to gitmo. i'm surprised we are still using the court system for these terrorists. steve: thank you very much, griff. it does sound as if the 13-day trip that it has taken this guy to get to the united states, that's probably when they did some question asking. ainsley: earlier this month they began that trial on the mastermind behind benghazi. one by one they are getting these guys. i'm glad that's not been forgotten for the sake of these families that are mourning those four individuals. steve: absolutely. he is headed to a courtroom. robert mueller had a one-two punch. unveiled there was a 12-point indictment against paul manafort and richard gates. at the same time it was unveiled that there was a guilty plea. this unsealed regarding a fellow by the name of george papadopoulos who had been a volunteer with the campaign.
so, which is interesting, because we didn't realize at that point that mr. mueller had flipped somebody without word leaking out. brian: if you believe "the washington post." president not upset and not manafort and gate were indicted because of what he did before the campaign. biggest surprise was papadopoulos was arrested the day before house was arrested at dulles. at which time if you look at the legal language he might have been wearing a wire. that's why it wasn't announced and possibly working for the prosecution and robert mueller. ainsley: his trump campaign foreign policy advisor. sarah sanders said roll tier position. is he in trouble because he lied to the fbi. he lied about a relationship that he had with a professor over in russia. steve: he was asked by the feds so tell us about this
relationship this person who reached out to you and apparently they were fishing around, looking for opposition research on hillary clinton. sound familiar? he's in trouble simply because did he not tell the truth. so, when you look at manafort and gates and you look at this. you think, well, is there much there? the president tweeted this, sorry, but this is years ago, before paul manafort was part of the trump campaign. why aren't crooked hillary and the dems the focus. also, there is no collusion. indeed, all this stuff that happened with paul manafort and mr. gates. money laundering and tax stuff alleged years before. >> allen dershowitz sat on this couch and said this is strategy. to manafort and gates have you 20 years in prison. do you want to do that or give me additional information. if there is no additional information he gets 20 years. good lawyering. they believe they are innocent. they have to put on their case yet. a lot of stuff they are doing in terms of these
offshore accounts doesn't necessarily mean they are hiding it. that means they have international business and they decided to park it interest. they will fight back on this. ainsley: mueller, many people don't trust robert mueller, his team, mostly democrats -- we will get into that later in the show -- many people don't trust him. is he trying to find something with someone connected to the president so he can figure out there is collusion there chief of staff john kelly was on lawyer ingraham's show last night. it started last night and so did shannon bream. proud of those ladies. they did a great job. she sat down with john kelly the chief of staff for 30 minutes. it was excellent interview. you out there, middle america, you really don't care about this. >> the u.s. population outside of the echo chamber that is washington. essentially could care less about washington, d.c. did you go out there in the hinterlands they don't care. you discussed it. if you look at the rates of acceptance among the u.s. population, the u.s. congress, the media is all
way down in the single digits or in the teens. most people in america look at washington with amusement but not with a awful lot of respect or interest. so i think it's doublely important that when these kind of accusations are made that they should be investigated. steve: indeed. meanwhile, there is -- and we didn't exactly see this coming. you know, john poo destax it was hillary clinton's campaign manager. his brother, tony runs, i should say ran until yesterday, the podesta group. the podesta group and mercury were listed, it is presumed to be company a and company b, which were in the unsealed indictments yesterday, talking about some of the work that manafort did with the ukraine so mr. podesta said, you know what? i should step down and he did. brian: he cited the pressure he is getting from places like fox news for the reason. ainsley: yeah. brian: wait a second, you are working with paul
manafort. manafort gets indicted yesterday. you've got to wonder how much trouble tony podesta is in. does he wait for a time in which there is a flood of news. ainsley: mainly laughing he blames fox news. if you are doing something wrong, we don't have a story to talk about. don't blame us for something. did you remember hillary clinton blamed everyone else for losing the election. she is the one who had the server. brian: susashe was with tony podesta celebrating her birthday. steve: what was interesting the indictments regarding the fact that mr. manafort hadn't filed certain paperwork. the podesta group didn't file paperwork until august. all retroactive as well. how did they know what was going on. also in that same interview with john f. kelly, laura ingraham was asking whether or not he would apologize to congresswoman fredericka wilson down in florida regarding what she said she
recounted that day he was down in florida at the dedication of an fbi building. he said, you know what? if i need to apologize for something i will. but, in this case i will not apologize to her. also. brian: let's listen. steve: also, he talked a little bit about what it was like that same week where he went to arlington cemetery. ainsley: most powerful statement in that entire interview i thought last night. listen to this. >> what did i hear over in arlington cemetery? some of these stones over there represent young people that i sent out to battle and they died, they didn't maki won't makeit any more mellc than it is. wonder if worth it anymore. someone make political hay out of what the president was trying to do. the screams, a lot of the viewers will laugh at this, i'm sure, the screams out of the graves was, you know, what are you talking about,
kelly? you got it easy, look where we are. it's worth it. outside of this cesspool, example, whatever it's called. we're americans just doing the best we can working hard, raising their family, paying their taxes. hoping to send their kids off to college some day. that makes it all worthwhile. i just don't know how anyone could possibly criticize another human being for doing the best he or she could do to express sorry sorrow from the bottom of their hearts. it was stunning to me. brian: it was stunning. he sat there next to the president and watched him call. if someone didn't appreciate the call that's their option. he was saying how would this all get twisted into politics. i just thought it was unbelievable interview last night. put everything in perspective. steve: it did, indeed. all right. 12 minutes now after the top of the hour on this halloween. and the left is desperately trying to connect the dots between paul manafort's indictment and the president, but our next guest says it doesn't add up. erick erickson is doing the math and he's live next.
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♪ ♪ steve: despite the political left trying to connect the dots between president trump and yesterday's indictment of paul manafort and rick gates, our next guest says nice try. in his new op-ed erick erickson writes, quote: the american left will continue to believe in elaborate conspiracy. far easier to believe that than to believe hillary clinton rab a terrible campaign. joining us now fox news contributor and the author of that erick erickson. what are you trying to say? >> the left is still trying to you recall russian stole the election. they can't believe he beat hillary clinton. she was such a terrible candidate he beat her. steve: news came out that not only was there a 12-point indictment against mr. manafort and mr. gates, but, also, this low level volunteer on the campaign. george papadopoulos apparently flipped and it sounds like he's been cooperating with the feds ever since he pled guilty to
lying to them. >> well, listen, you know one of the things that campaigns do is give people titles that makes them feel empowered. he had a title. he was a volunteer on the campaign. that doesn't mean he was embedded in the campaign. if anything, it proves there was no collusion because, according to his testimony, the russians came to him and said they already had the emails. the trump team couldn't have gotten with the russians to find emails if the russians already had them. steve: sure. the whole thing about the trump team and the involvement is aside from the fact that mr. man ford and mr. gates were part of the trump teen all that stuff happened a long time ago. >> right. listen, they are probably reaching back to build some pressure. manafort was a cubous character to begin with he knew rnc rules and was able to make sure that nobody could steal the nomination from trump, but he had all sorts of problems with russians and other despots overseas. i mean, he was a shady figure to begin with and it's caught up to him. that has nothing to do with the president.
steve: what do you make with the fact with his 12 count indictment robert mueller is trying to throw the book at mr. gates and mr. manafort as well? >> well, you know, it's pretty typical as a prosecutor you charge as many things as can you and can you scale them back later. if you don't charge now though you could get a double jeopardy issued later. there was a statute of imlimitations after manafort. he had to go after all these things. they can scale it back later. try to build pressure on him to help rat him out. if vladimir putin were really involved, there is no way that paul manafort is going to rat out vladimir putin. steve: sure. the lead op-ed this morning in the "wall street journal" says the main charge against donald trump poor judgment hiring and notorious beltway operator in the form of paul manafort because historically, paul manafort and his group have worked for essentially a rose gallery of dictators and a lot of other questionable characters around the world. >> you know, given
manafort's history it's entirely possible he went to work for trump to help someone else. they whittled back the ukraine language and rnc agenda, maybe so. that makes the president a victim of someone else. it doesn't mean that he was involved. steve: sure. and, remember, he was brought on the campaign because it sounds like they were going to try some of the other candidates for president on the republican side were going to try to grab some of his delegates so they brought in the guy who was the expert, and that guy, paul manafort. >> yeah. very much. so questionable character but, you know, the president did fire him. steve: he did, indeed. now he is in a lot of trouble, mr. manafort is all right. erick erickson thank you very much for joining us live today. >> thank you very much. steve: you bet. all right. 6:20 in new york city. they left fight. four terrorists in syria now they are returning home to free housing and counseling and jobs. seriously. we are going to tell you about that it's a story that has so many of you fired up. george washington's church removing the george
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jillian: good morning to you and welcome back. we have a fox news alert. the man hunt for an armed and dangerous shooting suspect intensifying at the university of utah. police say austin shot and killed someone near the school causing six hour lock down. it happened after his wife went to campus to report that he had assaulted her. also as are cancelled today as the police and the fbi continue to hunt for butane. emotional testimony after a judge rules president
trump's comments would not keep him from receiving a fair trial. the disgraced army sergeant offering a tearful apology wounded for searching for him. saying quote my words can't take away the pain that people have been through. bergdahl faces life in prison. his sentence expected to be handed down by the end of the week. the defense rests in the corruption trial of democratic senator bob menendez after the judge denies his request for a mistrial. the judge calling his argument quote silly. menendez is accused of handing out favors in exchange for donations. ainsley? ainsley: thank you, jillian. president trump warned of what could happen if we keep erasing history. >> george washington was a slave owner. was george washington a slave owner? so will george washington now lose his status are we going to take down -- excuse me, are we going to take down statues to george washington? how many thomas jefferson? what do you think of thomas jefferson. do you like him.
okay are we going to take down the statue because he was a major slave owner. now are we going to take down his statue you know what? it's fine. you're changing history. you're changing culture. ainsley: now history is being erased at christ church in virginia. leaders there deciding to remove a plaque honoring president george washington because it makes some parishioners feel unsafe. here to weigh in is fox news religion correspondent lauren green. good morning to you, lauren. >> good morning, ainsley. ainsley: what do you make of this? is the church choosing to worship or are they choosing politics and to be politically correct? >> that's the question about this particular church. but, of course, about the episcopal church in general. even though you go to episcopal church, the church has actually experienced what we call a schism over either political ideology or sort of conservative stance. and many of the conservative churches have broken away. that being said, i would look to the church's ministries to see if they are welcoming in other ways. do they have a diverse congregation? do they have ministries that really reach out to the minority population? and i think that's really
more of an issue of diversity. you know, the episcopal church has lost about 30% of its manipulat membership over te politics are you using politics to form your faith or faith to form your politics? that's what it's been about. they have tried to be discerning. rec ter of the church, noel york simmons wrote to the congregation and she said spirit of wisdom may save us from all false choices. they are trying to use their faith in a way, burr the problem is that is this more of a political ideology or is this about the faith issue? and then you want to look at your ministries. look at your ministry. look at your staff. >> look what you are reaching out to. the fact is that the founding fathers were not perfect. they were imperfect, flawed human beings. george washington was a slave owner. thomas jefferson was a slave owner. patrick henry was a slave owner. benjamin franklin was a slave owner. are you going to erase their history because they were
slave owners. we have to come to grips with the history and our past. the fact of the matter is, too that slave owners actually used versus in the bible to you justify slavery. abolitionists also correctly reading the bible, you know, wanted to end slavery. have got to be more wise about these issues. ainsley: chief of staff john kelly said even the darkest days need to be remembered in this country. imagine if we erased all the darkest days in our lives we would be different people now. >> a lot of things we find culturally offensive from, you know, 200 years ago four history. this they looked at us today, they would find many things culturally unacceptable, even demonic because it's just not accepted in the culture. it's like asking a official about water. he says what do you mean water? i mean, i think that's what have you got to understand the cultural time set they were in. ainsley: the church released a statement saying the plaques in our sanctuary make some in our presence feel unsafe or unwelcome. many in our congregation feel a strong need for the
church to stand clearly on the side of all our welcome no, exceptions. we did have a tweet from a voosh named cara who wrote in that's going to be their statement she says the church's statement should have guess. >> it's like saying everything that george washington did for this country is negated because he was a slave owner commander-in-chief of the continental army during the revolutionary war, the first president of the united states. thomas jefferson, the principle author of the declaration of independence. are you going to negate the declaration of independence because thomas jefferson was a slave owner? ainsley: if you have sins, if you have a past and things we don't like, clearly slavery is that it's awful, it's vile. do we not allow people into our church because they have a past and have sins? >> the whole idea about the church is there is brokenness in this humanity and that a church is there for healing.
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♪ before you go go. ainsley: that's one of those songs you just have to sing. brian: not really. ainsley: we don't expect brian to sing he doesn't wave and like halloween costumes. brian: right. steve: 6:34 that's your wake-up call. brian: wham. >> steve: we just woke up corey lewandowski president trump's campaign manager. he was telling us during the commercial it's not a very cheery halloween up there, is it? >> well, we have no power. we had a big storm come through two nights ago. most of the town doesn't have power. still about 500,000 people in new hampshire without power. so i'm a little worried about halloween tonight. brian: might be trouble for the kids which is why this holiday exists for children.
but i want to -- corey, i want to talk if i can about "the washington post" story today. they say when the president is very tense about the indictments, kind of relieved when it was man deport. manafort and gates and taken back by papadopoulos. what can you tell me? >> look, i don't want to share any private conversations, but i can tell you this. the indictments that paul manafort and rick gates that have been handed down to them had obviously nothing to do with their tenure at the campaign. they were from incidents that took place more than a decade ago. and what sarah huckabee sanders said was very clear that, you know, this has nothing to do with the president. it goes on to show that there was no collusion or cooperation or coordination between the trump campaign and russia. so the president is focused on doing the people's business, which is tax cuts and getting the economy to continue to grow greater than 3%. steve: sure. ainsley: corey, i know that heather nauert was on our show. she said the vetting process when she got her position
was just very long. they had to go through all of her financial records did. they actually do that with everyone that worked on the campaign or when they did do that did they ever do that with him and if they did, is that when they discovered it and they let him go? >> no. look, unfortunately, for the campaign, which is just a private entity, we didn't have the ability to do those types of background checks like would be required if you're a government employee. and so, you know, what heather went through and what the government employees go flew is a very intense, background check. where you have to disclose all of your contacts with foreign government officials. you have to disclose awful your bank accounts. steve: right. >> we didn't have that opportunity to do that when paul manafort joined the campaign. what i said yesterday and what i think is very important, is if it is true, that paul was under a fisa warrant prior to coming under the campaign, then i think the fbi should have probably notified the campaign and said, look, you've got a person here that's currently under surveillance, we want to raise that issue to you so you are aware of it never was i contacted. ner was the president or the
candidate contacted about any relationship that paul manafort might have had by a government authority. so, he came onto the campaign in a very limited capacity to help us find delegates, work through the convention, and then he left the campaign, was fired in august. steve: yeah, but corey is, that the kind of thing the feds do where they -- you know, they would tell somebody hey, by the way, that guy you just hired, we are looking at him because we think he might be breaking the law? >> i don't know but what i do know is if you are the republican or democratic nominee for a major political party running for president of the united states, and there is a person who is joining the campaign in a high profile capacity, and that person happens to be under some type of surveillance by the fbi for potential wrongdoings, you would think that just from a security standpoint they would come and brief the campaign and say, look, we've got some concerns about this person. you're still welcome to hire them but at least we will make you aware of it. that never occurred. brian: president is about relationships. picked up the phone and said i got this guy paul manafort
wants to work four for prefree. he has connections and he ends up replacing you, corey. are people upset at tom barack who turned on the president two weeks ago. >> i think what tom was trying to do was help the president at the time that paul manafort was to bring on a delegate hunter. the person who go and make sure that the delegates were there. don't forget, the last time paul was involved in a presidential campaign was literally 1976, gerald ford, ronald reagan contested election on the floor. and that's where paul was brought on for. and what happened after that was after the connection paul's role continued to grow until come august where he basically plummeted the campaign from a close race to down by about 16 or 18 points allege the president at the time, candidate trump said you've got to go. brian: bannon pushed him out, evidently. steve: corey, let's talk about a tv ad, ad placed by the latino victory fund.
what it does is shows, it looks like ed gillespie who is running for governor in the great state of virginia, a supporter of his driving a pickup with the confederate flag, trying to run down minority children. we have got a little snippet of it. watch this. >> run! run, run, run. >> come on. >> is this what donald trump and ed gillespie mean by the american dream? steve: it was just a bad dream. what do you make of that ad?
>> i think in this line is so over-the-line and so egregious what it tells me that the democrats? virginia and other places have absolutely no messaging. they want to instill fear in people when it doesn't exist. and so, you know, you see an ad like this that is targeting children, that shows that, you know, supposedly it looks like this driver is some type of racist because he is flying that flag and has a don't tread on me in the front license plate. this is really everything that's wrong with politics. this is everything that's wrong with the fear tactics of the liberal left and they don't want to take credit for their racism, which is really what this is about. and if they had any ideas of thousand make the economy grow again and put people back to work, that's what they would be talking about. ainsley: couldn't it back fire? we saw that happen with hillary clinton she was calling all the trump supporters deplorable if you support him you are a racist. >> i think it will back fire because i think the american people are smart and know this is a tactic which has
not worked which is fear and scare tactics because the american people, they want change. they want to have a safe environment for their children. and, you know, perpetuating these fears, which don't exist, the american people see right through this and i think it will back fire in virginia. brian: corey, ed gillespie wants ms-13 kicked out. they have switched it and made it seem like it's anti-hispanic. if anyone knows ed gillespie, you might not want to vote for him but is he anything but a racist. one of the nicest guys you will ever meet, even if he is not your party or person. that's so insulting or over-the-line. i hope it boomerangs so it will stop. ainsley: that's why people don't want to get into politics because they will spin everything you want to say. ed gillespie is going to join us in the show we will see what he has to say about that ad. jillian: hi. happy halloween. get you caught up on the headlines of the morning. democrats will need a strong leader if they want to oust president trump in 2020. it appears they haven't quite found one yet. >> who is the leader of the
democratic party? >> well, you know, we are lucky to have a lot of leaders. i was in north carolina this weekend. there is a woman named lyle running for mayor of charlotte. i would say she is a leader. >> she is a leader though. you nor not saying the leader. >> keith ellison struggling to answer that question. he will son-in-law also said a bunch of leaders instead of just one. terrorists returning home from the battlefield could soon get free housing. former isis fighters reportedly being bribed by the british government with taxpayer funded perks so they won't kill people anymore. 20,000 people who qualify for the government program could also get help finding jobs. you know luke bryan's hit song "crash my party." right? these newlyweds had no idea he would actually do that to them. [cheers] the bride and groom's son
which brian walked into their wedding in savannah, georgia. he was in the area filming "american idol" when he heard the super fans were getting married. brian danced with the guests, popped sham page and posed for pictures. that's awesome. i love that. steve: great. ainsley: i didn't know he was that tall. jillian: that's your take away? brian: she ran and won on this campaign promise. >> i grew up castrating hogs on an iowa farm. so when i get to washington, i'll know how to cut pork. washington is full of big spenders. let's make them squeal. brian: now senator joni ernst is about to make good on that promise. she joins us live next. talk taxes. steve: plus, hillary clinton's halloween costume revealed. and it's crazy. stick around. ♪ want to be starting something ♪ got to be starting something ♪ how to get over ♪ get over, get under
fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. ♪ brian: great news, u.s. special forces have captured a militant accused of having a key role in the benghazi terror attack some say a mastermind that killed four americans in 2012. joni ernst spent 23 years of her life in the army reserve. alli heading bang. what should that mean to americans. >> i'm thankful we have an administration that continues to fight against these terrorists. we may just see some justice for those four that lost their lives in benghazi. i think it's very good thing for the american people. brian: are you okay with him going to a courtroom and not gitmo? >> well, of course we would love to get additional details from him. any intelligence he happens to have it would be nice to know that of course, we want him to see justice. we want the american people
to seek justice. that's the to be decided. we know we will do the right thing. but, again, it would be nice to gather some intelligence. whatever he has we want to know. brian: senator house republicans this week will unveil their plan for the tax code. it is supposed to be very similar to the senate plan and the white house plan. are we. >> working in the senate as well i'm anxious to see the house's plan. we have to do better for the american people. and i feel that this will be great for low and middle income wage earners. brian: phased in corporate reductions caused the market to drop yesterday about 100 points. does that mean we shouldn't do it? >> no. i think we need to be very aggressive as we look at tax reform. dropping those corporate rates, of course, will increase wages for our workers. that's what we are really excited about. we need to keep on and do the right thing for those folks in the middle class.
brian: all right. let's do the right thing by senator joni ernst fulfilling a campaign promise with the squeal act. tell me about the squeal act. >> the squeal act. it is the stop questionable and unnecessary accepted allowances for legislators act. there exists on the book as tax deduction specifically for members of congress. they can deduct up to $3,000 of expenses from their taxes. regular people out there can't apply for this. only legislators. so, we're fulfilling the commitment that i made to my citizens. let's get rid of it. that's what the squeal act does it brings us into parody with the citizens we represent. brian: it all started like this. ism. >> i grew up castrating hogs on an iowa farm. so, when i get to washington, i'll know how to cut pork. washington is full of big spenders. let's make them squeal. brian: that's what you are doing, right, senator?
>> that started it all. and here we are. we have not only the squeal act but our presidential perks bill is moving forward as well, which, of course, cuts the allowances for former presidents. brian: senator, the more you lead on issues the better off republicans will be in my opinion. thank you so much for joining us. i appreciate it. >> thanks, brian, i appreciate it. brian: coming up straight ahead, we telling you about george washington's church removing his back, right? what does chief of staff john kelly think? here's a hint. the word is dangerous. hear from him at the top of the hour. it's a question we have been dying to know. >> what are you going to be for halloween? [laughter] brian: that laugh. hillary clinton's costume revealed. carley shimkus has that story and that's trending. that's carley walking upstairs. the elevator is broken ♪ baby i'm sorry ♪ i'm not sorry ♪ baby, i'm sorry ♪ i'm not sorry ♪ so bad ♪ got me feeling so good
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♪ ♪ it's halloween ♪ halloween ♪ halloween ♪ halloween [screams] steve: well, she could not get elected president. ainsley: look at that. steve: maybe at least for hillary clinton she can dress up like one. listen to this. >> what are you going to be for halloween? [laughter] >> i think i will maybe come as the president. >> i think that's a great idea. [laughter] brian: that would be a stretch. ainsley: that's a pretty clever response though. that was pretty quick, i thought. that idea drawing quick
reaction on social media. here with more is 24/7 sirius xm reporter carley shimkus. steve: she is on a book tour. >> she has a book out. you didn't know? she did z. a lot of applause from people in the audience, ainsley, like you mentioned. not a lot of laughs on social media. let's get some reaction. jonah tweets: president of what? and john says she says she might dress up as trump. i was hoping for her to be the invincible woman. just make it permanent. that is mean. sounds like she is not trick or treating in wisconsin. that state will haunt her the rest of her life. hillary will redecorate a room into chappaqua house into an exact replica of the oval office. she is having a little bit of a struggle letting the whole presidential election go. steve: speaking of the president. the president and first lady greeted little trick-or-treaters. >> they greeted
trick-or-treaters at the white house. the first lady met a mini melania. a little girl came to the white house dressed just like her. that wouldn't be her. but that is her. it's a little girl that wore the costume or the outfit that she wore when she went over to. >> there she is. >> when she went over to greet hurricane harvey victims. it's a cute costume nonetheless. brian: look at the big foot picture. it's fuzzy. ainsley: looks like a group picture and we zoomed in. >> the spirit of all things creepy, right? the first lady did tweet about it. she said had a fun night handing out treats to kids who visited the president and i at the white house. there was a smoke machine, spooky music, a lot of candy and fun time had by all. steve: the actual facade of the white house was directed as well. >> look at that the president dressed up as himself with the red tie on. brian: they did say he loves kids. as a grandparent. >> is he a good grandpa? yeah. steve: thank you. >> thank you so much.
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dangerous when we take what is today accepted as right and wrong and go back and say what those -- you know what christopher columbus did was wrong. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ to my surprise ♪ he did the mash ♪ he did the monster mash ♪ the monster mash ♪ it was a graveyard smash ♪ he did the mash. steve: once a year we play this song because it's what you play on halloween. ainsley: i love it. it's halloween this morning. brian says get on your orange, put on your black today. dress up the kids and have a lot of fun. brian: we blew it for the whole channel now. nobody else can play this song. ainsley: really? the whole channel is only allowed to play it once.
brian: it's a violation. shepard smith, i'm sorry. you are out of luck. ainsley: toba is audio guy he has been on the show since the beginning. so good. brian: i have never met him. ainsley: song we used to play in first grade. you have to find it. steve: wait, song you played in first grade? ainsley: we would all do our -- and our witch's brew. we have magic allah cazam put in monkey tails, fingernails, something, too. brian: toba find it. ainsley: witch's brew. such a cute song. all the kids loved it. steve: apparently toba can't find it. ainsley: my mom does. she is a school teacher ♪ in my witch's brew. steve: that's it ♪ we got magic alakazam. ainsley: if you are a parent you have got to find it on
youtube. ♪ in my witch's brew. steve: get your cauldron. ainsley: thank you, toba. brian: by the way, there is no toba. steve: two hours from now we are actually going to dress up in costumes. what do you think we are going to be wearing? rick has emailed us his suggestion. and it looks like it's going to be the wizard of oz. i should be a scare grow. ainsley a lioness and brian tiananmen. tiananmenbrian tin spac man. >> we got a big guy. we captured one of the militants orchestrating benghazi attacks. many people think this is his idea. ainsley: is he expected on u.s. soil and expected to face charges. steve: griff jenkins joins us from washington with what we know. >> that's right you, guys. special forces in the fbi delivering justice to the families of those four
americans killed in benghazi, capturing an islamic militant named mustafa al ama'am along the north coast. weighs believed to play instrumental role in the attacks five years ago that killed u.s. ambassador christopher stevens, glen daughtery, sean smith and tyrone woods. president trump who gave the order for the high stakes operation said in his statement, quote, to the families of these fallen heroes, i want you to know that your loved ones are not forgotten and they will never be forgotten. the trump administration's vigorous pursuit for justice has differed from the obama administration's response multiple congressional investigations have sought to determine if the obama administration willfully mislead the public when former u.n. ambassador susan rice appeared on numerous sunday shows blaming the attack on a controversial video. threw was a hateful video. a direct result of a heinous and offensive video. this is a response to a
hateful and offensive video. >> violent protests outside of our embassy sparked by this hateful video. >> attorney general jeff sessions vowed to continue investigating and holding accountable all of those responsible for the benghazi attack. and, of course, bringing al amonday taman. bringing back for justice rather than sit in guantanamo bay which surprises some, perhaps. but, as you may recall earlier this month, another member of this attack, the master mind is facing trial right now. his name is ahmed abu khatallah. this seems to be how they are handling it as they bring these terrorists to justice. steve: it does. all right. griff, thank you very much. griff was just talking about federal court. let's talk about u.s. district court in d.c. mid district i should say. yesterday robert mueller's 12-point indictment was unveiled charging paul manafort and richard gates
with all sorts of tax and money laundering for things they did a long time ago. what's interesting though is apparently, you know that no-knock raid they had on manafort's house a couple of months ago, they were able to seize evidence that essentially linked mr. manafort to his lobbying days for the ukraine which manafort himself had said it did not exist. so, they asked for certain documents. he said we don't have them. they found them at his house during the no knock raid. that's not good for him. brian: looking at 20 years in prison. and they got a series of things. you're talking about a conspiracy to lawner money to the tune of $18 million. they say that they have an explanation for awful it, rick gates is his protestor gay so they're both locked up. big surprise came 10:30 eastern time when they announced the indictment of papadopoulos, this guy is a 30 something-year-old foreign policy advisor. he worked for free. evidently in march of no big
deal. connected him with the russians who knew who was tight with the russian government allegedly. so, on the 27th of this year, january 27th of this year, he was asked about it. he didn't tell the truth then. then on july 27th, they arrested him at dulles airport. they kept it quiet. and they could have, judging by. so legal language, flipped him and many are wondering inside the white house what did he do at that time? what was he taping? perhaps it's -- this is like what they do with the mob. they get somebody and at the they will them it's going to be curtains and they scare them into turning in somebody more important than that. steve: he already pled guilty. so, you know. brian: we don't know going to be indicted for and what he is up against depending on what he gave up. steve: he pled guilty to lying to the feds. that was the charge. brian: right. in terms of what they're going to ask in terms of the sentence, it's all about his cooperation. they indicated he is cooperating, which is people in the west wing upset right now. ainsley: president responded said sorry, this is years
before before paul manafort was part of the trump campaign. but why aren't crooked hillary and the dems the focus? he gets goes on to say, also, there is no collusion. steve: also, we had corey lewandowski on the program just about a half an hour ago. and he said this about what's going on. >> the indictments that paul manafort and rick gates that have been handed down to them had obviously nothing to do with their tenure at the campaign. they were from incidents that took place more than a decade ago. what i think is very important is if it is true, that paul was under a fisa warrant prior to coming under the campaign, then i think the fbi should have probably notified the campaign and said, look, have you got a person here who is currently under surveillance and we want to raise that issue to you so you are aware of it never was i contacted. never was the president or the candidate contacted about any relationship that paul manafort might have had by a government authority. ainsley: as wonderful as that sounds. they can't do that the fbi couldn't go up to -- if someone were applying for a
job at fox news and tell the bosses hey, they are under -- we'ring go at them we are investigating them. steve: there suffice can a warrant. ainsley: you can't call someone's bluff. steve: what's interesting though is they are throwing the book at manafort assuming that he would flip and then say something i have this information about russia, which, you know, essentially afteessential assums something about russia which a number of congressional committees thus far have not been able to find or prove. brian: shows a cup perform things. that this is a wide sweeping investigation beyond russia because paul manafort is linked to the ukraine and what he did. steve: not during the campaign. brian: clearly beyond the campaign but also beyond russia. most of his links were to the ukraine and pro-russian-ukrainian government and international lobbying. it also shows they can flip a witness and keep it quiet. because nobody had the papadopoulos story and that happened in the summer. and here we are at the end of october.
it could be even more sweeping. which makes people wonder what is the goal? what is the goal of this? i mean, is anything that anybody ever did in and around the administration up for grabs? why isn't -- if they really want to be fair and balanced investigation, why isn't tony podesta thing flagrantly out there? why did he get to resign and other people get indicted? steve: this is just the opening salvo. we don't know what's going on. ultimately what we have seen is russia tried manipulate our election. big question is was there any involvement with the campaign so far we have not seen any. all right. meanwhile last night on laura ingraham's premier, she had as a special guest, the chief of staff john kelly. ainsley: that's right. she asked him so many different questions. it was a great interview last night. congratulations to laura and shannon bream. their shows started last night. i stayed up too lat it was so fascinating. he talked about different things about walking in
arlington when he spent that hour in response to those soldiers that were killed. he also talked about the removal of the plaque at christ church is which is episcopal church in arlington, virginia, flight it's in arlington. steve: george washington's church. >> alexandria, virginia. that's george washington's church. a lot of leaders of the church are taking down the george washington plaque because they say it makes some of the provisionallers feeparishionersfeel unsafe. here is his response to that. >> history is history. we make mistake as society and as individuals when we take today what is accepted as right and wrong and go back 100, 200, 300 years or more and say what those -- you know, what christopher columbus did was wrong. you know, 500 years later, it seemed conceivable to me that you would take what we think now and apply it back then. i think it's just very, very dangerous. it shows you what -- how much of a lack of appreciation of history and what history is.
i would tell you that robert e. lee was an honorable man. he was a man that gave up -- gave up his country to fight for his state, which in 150 years ago was more important than country. it was always loyalty to state first back in those days. men and women of good faith on both sides made their stand where their conscience had them make their stand. steve: there is john kelly just like the headline says right there, erasing history, a dangerous mistake. ainsley: what do you think, brian? brian: why will talk about it in a little while. i guess we will get the headline as little bit later. 12 minutes now after the hour. steve: coming up, robert mueller issuing the first indictments in the russia probe. but our next guest is a former federal prosecutor and says he may not be interested in justice at all. so what are they interested in? we'll find out next. ainsley: is he a holiday a-lister outspoken critic of president trump. this morning brian cranston has the president's back? ♪ and i know what to do
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ainsley: special counsel robert mueller issuing the first indictment in the russia probe. but is justice the real focus of this investigation? our next guest says that a look at his lead prosecutor tells you otherwise. here to explain why is the former federal prosecutor and author of license to lie, exposing corruption in the department of justice, sydney powell. thank you, sydney, for being with us. >> good morning. thank you. and happy halloween. >> ainsley: oh, to you, too. can you tell us more about this lead prosecutor his name is andrew wiseman. >> yes, mr. wiseman was deputy director and then director of the enron task force, which was notorious for abusive tactics and prosecutorial overreaching for a decade and its conduct of the enron and related cases. for example, he destroyed arthur anderson and his 85,000 jobs with an indictment that didn't each state an offense really. he had cobbled together parts of different statutes
to make a crime out of something that wasn't. anderson was destroyed and three years later the supreme court unanimously reversed it with justice renquist writing for the court that it was shocking how little criminal culpability the jury instructions required and anderson had no way to know that his conduct was illegal. ainsley: he has also given money to past presidents, the dnc. he gave money to president obama's campaign and the dnc. no record of him giving money to the republican party. correct? >> not that i know of. and he also prosecuted four merrill lynch executives and sent them to prison for a year on another faulty indictment while he had yellow highlighted, he and his team, had yellow highlighted but hidden evidence that showed they were innocent. so the defendants in the manafort and gates indictment or any other indictments that come forward need to do a really good job of trying to get evidence from the government that favors the defense. ainsley: what is the goal here? what do you think robert mueller and his 16 lawyers that are on this team, what
is their goal? >> i think the entire investigation was set up, basically to impugn this presidency and to make it as hard as possible for mr. trump to carry out his duties. it's been way too wide reaching. the scope of it was too broad. it's got problems from its inception. ainsley: if that is true, that's corruption. what do you think of these charges yesterday? >> i thought they are written to make it sound like even the most innocent act is a crime, when it's not. i think they can be picked apart and when scrutinized, many of them will fail. i think a lot of the conduct that the -- is described in it is actually innocent. and there is not a tax offense alleged. they talk about him failing to report certain income on his taxes. there is no tax count in this indictment. it's basically very two wide
raging conspiracy charges which requires them to prove their case by using only hearsay evidence. they wouldn't even have to have an actual witness to whatever conversation they deemed criminal to proceed with the conspiracy charge. they can use what somebody told somebody else that may not even have been right. so, and then the other charges are false statements and failure to file certain forms. so, it's an unusual indictment. ainsley: all right. sidney powell. >> it's really a shot across the bough. ainsley: a warning before you go trick-or-treating tonight drugs are turning up in candy bags. you need to know some of this coming up. you know him as the creator of dill better the comic. he was also one of the first people to predict president trump's victory. how did scott adams do it? he's going to do it next. ♪ i'm winning ♪ i'm winning
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jillian: good morning. a fox news alert. the manhunt for a suspect intensifying as we learn the identity of the person shot and killed in a carjacking at the university of utah. police say austin butane killed a student from china. the shooting causing a 6-hour lockdown it happened shortly after his wife went to campus to report that he had assaulted her. classes are cancelled today as police and the fbi continue to hunt for him. battle involving the trump administration this time over the transgender military ban. a federal judge blocking most of the president's order to stop transgender people from enlisting. one part of that policy
though can stay. the judge ruling government funds cannot be used for gender reassignment surgery. talk monday night football. kansas city chiefs football marcus peters staying in the locker room during the anthem before helping his team beat the denver bronchos 29-19. but the nfl ratings continue to take a major hit thanks in part to the world series. the astro's wild 13-12 victory over the dodgers in game five topping sunday night football by more than 3 million viewers. game six is tonight. that's a look at your headlines, guys. do or die game. brian: thanks, jill i can't believe. no editorializing. you know him as the creator of those famous dilbert comics. ainsley: scott adams how donald trump used the power of persuasion to earn his place in the white house. title of the book win bigly persuasion in a world where facts don't matter. he joins us now.
good morning to you, scott. >> good morning. ainsley: hold is silver. >> born in 1989. the big 3-0. steve: i'm surprised dilbert got political. >> he didn't get as political as his creator did. i tried not to be political. i was trying to write about persuasion. i have a background in trained hip know tis and been studying persuasion in all its forms and that's what i do as a writer. when i saw the president using the techniques of persuasion, i thought well, people need to see this from another angle. brian: 2015 you thought he would be president. >> i predicted -- as soon as i saw some of his technique, especially the first debate where he handled the rosie o'donnell situation. i mean. brian: i don't remember that question. [laughter] steve: break it down for us. talk a little bit about how he uses persuasion and what you refer to as unnatural optimism? >> well, a lot of people don't know that his pastor was norman vincent peal who
wrote the power of positive thinking. it's all about thinking your bay into yourway into a better . the mind leading reality. you see that in what the president does. he is always making us think past the sale. we are not thinking should we build a wall. we are looking at 8 proto types. we are thinking which one do we pick? he is continually making us think about the future and imagine it visually, especially. ainsley: is he definitely a confident person. this is a clip of some of what he said on the campaign trail about building that wall. >> we are building a wall on the southern border, which is absolutely necessary. >> build that wall. build that wall. build that wall. >> we have to start by building a wall, a big, beautiful powerful wall. brian: no in 2015 he said that. you started seeing. this what made you think that he was standing out above the other candidates though? i'm sure they got a degree of persuasion. >> well, he has got what i call a powerful talent stack
for persuasion as well as related things. and the power of the talent stack is that you don't have to be the best in the world at any one of those things if you have enough things that work together. so, for example, he's a good public speaker but nobody is going to say he is the greatest orator who ever lived. is he funny, which helps a lot. he is not that. brian: side though. >> no he is smart but not the smartest person in the world. right down the list. his power of persuasion is what make it so powerful and works together. ainsley: those phrases, lock her up, build that wall. middle of america, drain the swamp. middle america felt like he represented them. is he confident. he doesn't stand for anything that the p.c. culture. >> hi hip know tis would call it pacing and leading. first you match your areas in whatever ways. could be physically, it could be the way they speak. he speaks in a simple, relatable way that you can quote. you can remember it. he repeats it.
steve: right. >> he's got everything working for him. that simple style which people criticized at first, what's wrong with him with these simple words. by now everybody has realized the power of these words. i will give you one word that u.s. is says it all. sad. right? everybody knows sad. steve: #sad. so it's all part of branding. circumstantial is he a genius at branding. >> look at his skills is he a brander. he wrote a book on negotiating. he has been on television. he knows the reality tv world. he has brought all of these things. steve: used all these things to run again and win in a couple of years? >> i'm thinking that if he has a great four years, which, you know, he is off to a good start. the economy is good. if the economy is booming. if he is at 4% at any timed in the four years, i think he would have to be tempted to go out on top. brian: like a comic leave with the highest note. >> if is he worried about his age catching up with him, wants to enjoy his, you know, his grandchildren, he
might reconsider a second term. ainsley: do you think he would really give up a though and say i'm not doing this. >> that's the counter argument. key ever give up? i don't know. steve: brand new book comes out today. it's called win bigly from the creator of dilbert. scott adams, thank you very much for joining us live. ainsley: thank you. brian: some soldiers died, others badly hurt trying to find him. now disgraced sergeant bo bowe e bergdahl says is he sorry. led the search for bergdahl. does he forgive him? he will join us live next. ainsley: it's the ultimate delay of sportsman ship behind this touchdown going to make your day. a positive football story. ♪ we are the champion my friend ♪ we'll keep on fighting to the end ♪ we arech the champion ♪
he's expecte expected on u.s. sl to face charges. here with us is lieutenant colonel michael waltz. we all knew khatallah was not the only guy involved, previous administration made us think that. why is this important? >> well, it's important for a couple of reasons. one, you know, taking down mustafa al amam. the seals did it in a snatch and grab operation. an operation would have been much easier than a drone strike. one, they can get him out on a ship and interrogate him. two, they can snatch up anything that was around him in terms of laptops or hard drives or any other type of evidence to take down the
rest of the cell that was responsible for benghazi. you know, and, three, it sends a message around the world that you can run but you can't hide. so this president has said we are taking the gloves off. he means it and we're seeing, you know, as we have talked before, we have special operators in 60 to 80 countries around the world prosecuting this war on terror. brian: yeah. good. i just wish he was steaming to gitmo where we might have a little more control than our court system where we have people like moussaoui who make proclamations and declarations and get the chance to scream their mantras in court that the whole world gets to see. >> yeah. i can assure you, brian, that steam back to the united states is probably going to be a slow one to give us plenty of time to interrogate him. brian: yeah. but he knows where he is going. >> he knows where he's going. i'm not sure the administration change in policy here where that came about. you just had a few days ago attorney general sessions saying not only is gitmo
open for business, it's completely appropriate place to send folks. and i agree with him. brian: maybe he will take a diversification before he getdiversion before he gets to new york. let's talk about bowe bergdahl. he came out and said i made a horrible mistake. saying i'm sorry is not enough. he sees how injured people got in hunting for him. i tried to do something good and it turned out bad. and he went on to say what you are seeing right there. you actually led expeditions to go find him. >> that's right. brian: how do you feel about it. >> listen, i'm glad he is finally manning up, frankly, and taking some responsibility for all of the harm that he caused. but that still doesn't take away the need for accountability. i want to see him strips of all rights as a veteran and pow and still like to see a light sentence. the people that he harmed and people that died looking for him don't get their lives back and don't get their limbs back. one of the sergeants that testified or came to court
cannot testify. his wife had to speak on his behalf because from his head wound he can't speak at all the rest of his life. brian: that is sergeant mark allen. and i don't know what's going on, but he's also not speaking to his family. the word was that his dad gave him the advice just to leave and left that note and left camp. i don't know if that matters at all. >> well, look. you know, one of the things -- a point i do want to make here, brian, is this trade that was made for him, taliban five made for bergdahl effects our hostages all over the world. all of those other terrorist groups now expect a trade as high profile as what we did for bergdahl. it undermined five decades of a no concessions policy. so he is still hurting folks around the world that are being held hostage today. brian: that is a decision from the previous administration. >> that's right. brian: we are paying for that. >> disastrous trade still paying for it. brian: good point. lieutenant colonel michael waltz, thank you so much. >> thank you.
brian: jillian mele has other news. jillian: mandalay bay security guard and only eyewitness in the las vegas shooting could soon clear up any confusion about the time line of the attack. jesus campos will be subpoenaed by a lawyer representing one of the victims to testify about the moments leading up to that shooting. 58 concert goers died when a gunman opened fire from the mandalay bay into a crowded concert. the hotel now facing several lawsuits. he is a hollywood a lister outspoken critic of president trump, but this morning brian cranston has the president's back. he tells the hollywood reporter, quote: if he fails, the country is in jeopardy. it would be egotistical for anyone to say i hope he fails. to that person i would say blank you. why would you want that? so can you be right? so you can be right. the actor's comments mark an abrupt change from his previous remarks in october 2016 cranston said he would move to canada if trump were elected. i think he is staying put.
instead of chocolate and lollipops parents found hard drugs in halloween candy bags. police in wisconsin given this pack of crystal meth. unclear if it was dropped in the child's bag on purpose or not. warned to check kids bag for of candy. warn of marijuana laced candy being given out. dreams coming true under the friday night lights for one high school senior. virginia teen who has cerebral palsy finally getting the chance to play in a game. [cheers] running an 80-yard touchdown. his teammates and the opposing team clapping and cheering behind him. take a look, he fell into the end zone for his first score of his career. got to love stories like that, guys. steve: a dream come true for him. jillian: a moment he will never forget. jillian: that's wonderful. brian: is it true that janice dean is here?
steve: she's not here. she is outside in the weather. janice: can you see my flashing pumpkins? ainsley: we can if we turn around we can see you outside flashing. janice: can you see me glowing in the dark? steve: what are you plugged into. janice: i think it's like a battery. any day can i wear flashing pumpkins is a good day for me. ainsley: only flashing aloud here. janice: right. exactly. no comment. take a look at the map, shall we? it's going to be not too bad a night for trick-or-treating. a little cool. 49 in new york city. we will take it 29 in minneapolis. 13 in rapid city. we do have a little bit of weather. we're not talking about a big, spooky storm across the great lakes. a little bit of snow. lake-effect snow there and then we have a system that's moving out of the rockies that could bring some snow showers across the central u.s. so hopefully your costume is maybe a size or two bigger so you can wear warm layers underneath your costume. there's the future radar. so that storm system moves out into the central plains. we do have the potential for showers and thunderstorms across the gulf coast. watching that as we get into
wednesday. otherwise, a pretty great trick or treat forecast for much of the country. again, you could use your umbrella across texas and louisiana. and then those snow showers across the central u.s. otherwise, a pretty good forecast for some trick or treating. and i know we have some costumes coming up. this is not like the main event here. steve: we do. janice: this is just a preamble. steve: indeed it is. all right. janice dean. [laughter] steve: that's cool. i have never seen those portable lights like that. brian. ainsley: they make them for christmas, too. steve: really neat. note to self. ainsley: worldwide web. just kidding. steve: still ahead on this halloween. congressman devin nunes calling the department of justice to dig into the deep state. >> we're going to bring back a lot of people. or the doj can do their job and begin to investigate. this. steve: well, the congressman
has two names in mind. rob schmitt will tell us who they are next. brian: president trump says the nfl should lose its tax breaks while players protest the anthem. now a congressman one step closer to doing that making it happen. he'll join us ♪ ♪ and we stand ♪ let's go! ♪ mom! slow down! for the ones who keep pushing. always unstoppable.
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its job and investigate the never ending leaks coming from government agencies and pouring in to the media that have done damage to the trump white house. >> i looked at documents. >> the unmasking. >> where trump administration officials had been unmasked. >> laura: right. >> some of those ended up in the media. this is a major problem with leaks from our intelligence. >> are you going to bring back susan rice and these others to testify? samantha powers? bringing them back. >> we are going to bring back a lot of people. or the doj can do their job and begin to investigate. this. >> really calling out the doj there. samantha powers, susan rice both obama loyalists would be a major part of any investigation for unmasking an unusually high number of americans including trump team members, possibly for political purposes. the allegations are members of the obama administration had the fbi and other agencies dig up dirt on then candidate donald trump and his campaign to help hillary clinton win the election. congressman nunes says democrats are working hard to obstruct his investigation and keep this
kind of dirty work inside of our government under wraps. that's what they talk about when they talk about deep state. nunes is now calling on the department of justifiable to look into these matters as well as why the democratic party paid millions for a dossier compelled by a foreign spy with help from the russians in an effort to discredit candidate donald trump. >> no one knew they were spending $10 million. right? the dnc had. >> i can't imagine spending that much money. ainsley: legal services. steve: if they can plug the leaks, think washington would be a better place. less interesting but much better place. >> much less interesting. brian: devon nunes unleaderboard. he finally feels people are listening to him. steve: let's hope. so rob, thank you very much. meanwhile on this halloween we know the swamp wants donald trump to fail. ed klein is revealing just how far they are willing to go. even colluding with terror groups to take down the president. we will talk to him about a brand new book in about half an hour. brian: he is going to reveal all his sources.
president trump says the nfl should lose his tax breaks while players protest the anthem. a congressman is now one step closer to making that happen. he will join us next. ainsley: first, on this day in history 1864, nevada became the 36th state in the united states. brian: whatever happened to it? ainsley: in 2005 george bush nominated samuel alito to the supreme court. 1970 jackson five were topping the charts with their hit "i'll be there." brian: unrelated to the alito story. ♪ i'll be there to comfort you ♪ my word of dreams around you ♪ i'm so glad that i found you fast relief in every bite. crunchy outside. chewy inside. tum tum tum tum tums chewy bites. at bp's cooper river plant, employees take safety personally - down to each piece of equipment,
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breaks envelop nfl steams receie while players disrespect national anthem. next guest agrees saying taxpayers pay more than 70% of the cost of the big stadiums in the united states. his proposal now likely to be included in the house tax reform bill. florida congressman, he's a republican, matt gaetz joins us right now from pensacola good morning to you, congressman. >> good morning. steve: so explain what your provision in the tax bill would do. >> well, in the coming days, congress will be working to eliminate special interest loopholes in the tax code so that we can lower rates for all americans. and i think a great place to start would be eliminating the tax exemption that is enjoyed by the nfl league office and other professional sports leagues. i don't think that the millionaires and billionaires associated with professional sports ought to get a special tax break that's not available to the regular small businesses and regular folks in my district and across america. steve: see, that's an important point, congressman, they get special provisions.
they get all sorts of special things going in their direction. taxpayers, as i mentioned a moment ago, pay over 70% of the cost of the stadium. and then they are on the outside looking in at the place where you can buy $12 beers. >> well, you are so right. i could not have a better partner in this effort than president trump. through twitter, he has endorsed this concept that we should eliminate special tax benefits that the nfl receives. and i think that these protests that the nfl has engaged in, that the league office has seemingly embraced, has really drawn into sharp relief the treatment that they get. and it just more proof that the average american doesn't need a 70,000 page tax code. those are things that exist for special folks and special interest. and i'm glad that president trump and speaker ryan want to do away with those things and lower rates for all americans. steve: so, congressman, what have you heard from your constituents regarding the anthem protest. >> well, i live in one the districts that's got the most active duty military and.
so most veterans in all of america. they simply do not understand why the nfl would go and embrace this unpatriotic conduct. if there are players with concerns about racial inequality or the criminal justice system, rather than taking a knee, how about they take a stand and actually advocate for some proposals that they think might improve quality of life for people. look, i serve on the judiciary committee where i can be of help. if there are nfl players that have got ideas, let's talk about those ideas. let's not disrespect our troops and our veterans and all who love this great country by saying that america is not worth standing for. she absolutely is worth standing for. and that's why i think we need to do away with special breaks that those get who are embracing this unpatriotic conduct. steve: you say that the money they get in the form of those special breaks would be better spent at walter reed army hospital. good point. all right. first term congressman from the great state of florida matt gaetz. matt, thank you very much for joining us live. >> always a pleasure.
steve: meanwhile, coming up on this halloween, chief of staff john kelly opening up about his feud with florida congresswoman fredericka wilson over gold star families. will he apologize? you'll hear from him directly next. and an attack ad in virginia depicts republicans as confederates driving pickup trucks hunting down minority children running them down, that is to say. it's directed at republican gubernatorial candidate ed gillespie. he is here to respond coming up. ♪
hey hun, huh! we gotta go. come on. ♪ "grandma! grandpa!" ♪ thanks mom. here we are. look, right up to here. principal. we can help you plan for that. >> robert mueller had a one, two punch charging paul manafort and richard gates with all sorts of tax and money laundering. >> it's an unusual indictment. i think the entire investigation was set up, basically, to impugn this presidency. ainsley: the president responded said sorry, but this is years ago before paul manafort was part of the trump campaign.
brian: u.s. special forces has captured one of the militants orchestrating the deadly benghazi attack. >> we're taking the gloves off. sends a message around the world that you can run, but you can't hide. >> white supremacist chasing children through the streets. >> this is really everything that's wrong with politics. this is everything that's wrong with the fear tactics of the liberal left. >> what are you going to be for halloween? [laughter] >> i think i will maybe come as the president. i think that's a great idea. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
brian: wow. ainsley: great graphic. brian: that's a spin. steve: they're using every button on the switcher right now. brian: right. hey, by the way, we're also saving electricity because most of the show, the lights have been out. or dimmed. ainsley: happy halloween, everyone. brian: last hour, you told us about a song that reminds you of your childhood halloween. ainsley: ms. jones would let us stand up the week of halloween and play a song on the record player called witches brew, so we all did our witches brew. and we got an e-mail saying ainsley, i have the vinyl. my aunt is a music teacher and bought it for me. here it is. yes. she had it in her classroom, and i remember the outside of the record. that's it. awe thank you so much for watching us and for sending that in.
steve: do you know why people dress up in costumes on halloween? ainsley: why? steve: because back in the olden days, the celtics in ireland would actually have bonfires and dress up in costumes to ward off the ghosts. it's a tradition from way back. brian: and it's the only way to ward off ghosts, is to dress like that. steve: maybe. ainsley: we're all going to be dressing up in a little while. steve: we are. ainsley: what's that? your microphone's off? steve: it's right down there. there you go. brian: makes more sense when i'm mic'd. let's talk about the investigation. everybody was focused on the first two investigations. paul manafort versus rick gates, his long time protége, and all about his connections overseas and money laundering to the tune of $200 million. and it looks like manafort and gates are in trouble. but unrelated work to the trump campaign. however, will that be used as leverage to get them to speak about what
he observed or work on strayed when he was with the trump campaign? that's the bigger question for these people that know how those things are set up. steve: well, manafort in ukraine when those ended in 2014. years before he joined the trump train. and, in fact, the president himself got on the trump tweet machine yesterday and said this: sorry, but this is years ago before paul manafort was part of the trump campaign. but why aren't crooked hillary and the dems the focus? also another tweet. there is no collusion. ainsley: well, we know when you work in the administration, you have to go through so many background checks. they go through your finances with a fine-tooth comb. steve: that's if you win. ainsley: if you win. but during the campaign, there are hundreds of people over the country that work for you. now, granted, this is the leader of the campaign. but cory lewandowski was on the show earlier saying they don't have the resources to vet everyone on the campaign and go back to their financial history years before. brian: but paul man fort,
obviously, the hire was a huge mistake, and that's why he was jet sinned from there. reportedly tom brock called him in and said i'll work for the president for free and when he was brought in, he brought in this other guy rick gates. and together, whatever they did, they came in with a relatively shady and controversial path that now has the president deep in this stuff. allegedly. steve: through. here's cory regarding mr. manafort and any potential crime. >> the indictment that paul manafort and rick gates that have been handed down to them have obviously nothing to do with their tenure in the campaign. they're from incidents that took place more than a decade ago. and i think what's very important is if it is true, that paul was under a warrant prior to coming under the campaign, and then i think the fbi should have probably notified the campaign and said, look, you get a person here who's currently under surveillance, and we want to raise that issue to you so
you're aware of it. never was i contacted or the president of the candidate contacted about any relationship that paul manafort might have had by the government authority. brian: so the other big story, though, was paul, this was a surprise to everybody. came around about 10:30. i have paul. do you have gorge? ainsley: i have george. brian: so march 2016 met a professor in italy. joe met him in italy. he have evidently introduced him to someone from a russian foreign affairs and a woman who claimed at the time to be linked to vladimir putin or related to him, and that proved to not be true. he wanted to see if he could set up allegedly a meeting between putin and trump, and that never happened. sam clothes made sure it didn't happen. but now that professor has just spoken out. this professor joe says i have no links to russia. yeah, i met with them, but there's no to link russia. and now he's being besieged by his purge in london saying are you big -- are you part of this conspiracy? and he said, no, it stops with
me. steve: the news regarding george yesterday was the fact that he lied to the feds saying, hey, what was the deal? they were grooving some dirt on hillary and apparently lied about it, so yesterday he pled guilty. there are a lot of details floating around about it. but john kelly, the chief of staff ultimately says beyond the beltway in washington, people really don't understand or care about this. >> u.s. population outside of the ecochamber of washington essentially could care less about washington, d.c. people don't care. if you look at the rates of acceptance among the u.s. population, the u.s. congress, the media, it's all way down in the single digits or in the teens. most people in america look at washington with amusement but not with an awful lot of respect or interest. so i think it's doubling important that when these kinds of accusations are made
that they should be investigated. brian: and, by the way, if america has voted, they side with general kelly in this situation. steve: well, there's going to be an investigation because it's clear that russia tried to influence our election. the big question is were they effective at that? was anybody in the campaign impacted? so far from what we have seen, the answer seems to be "no." brian: but right now, you would have to say this is just the beginning. in fact, i've heard someone describe it's just the second inning. ainsley: it's another investigation after another investigation, and the american people are so tired of the investigations that many of them feel that they're trying to take down this president and negate everything that he does and the people who voted for him are sick of it. so when you hear the chief of staff say that, this is what middle america are trying to do. put food on the table and kids through college, and this is too much. people are ready to move on. steve: and to your point,
ainsley, mr. mueller came on yesterday about indictments during the campaign. this person did this and this person did that. that would be one thing. but as it turns out mr. gates and mr. manafort, their crimes, alleged crimes happened years before. ainsley: and if they are doing something that is illegally, then that needs to be brought to light, and someone -- steve: tax visaing? ainsley: right. steve: that's what they're looking at. ainsley: but the president said this has nothing to do with me. that happened years before. brian: they want to see if they'll get more information. and the white house was very nervous and the term was freaking out behind closed doors. tye came back the attorney for the president and said the president is focused on preparations for the next two weeks in asia and tax reform. steve: in the meantime we showed you a photo with john kelly chief of staff. he made it very clear, she asked him about whether or not he would apologize to frederique wilson. she, of course, the florida
congresswoman who was listening in on the phone call from the president of the united states to the grieving widow. he said he was not going to apologize because of some comments regarding her at the fbi building opening down in south florida. he said she essentially stands by what he said that day. >> what did i hear over in. represent young people that i sent out to battle, and they died not to make it more dramatic than it is, but my wondering was is any of this worth it anymore? if someone can make political hay out of something that the president was trying to do, then, of course, this scream screams -- and a lot of you viewers will laugh at this, i'm sure. this screams out of the grave, what are you talking about, kelly? you've got it easy. look where we are. it's worth it. outside of this pool or swamp
or whatever it's called, we're americans just doing the best they can working hard raising their family, paying their taxes, hoping to send their kids off to college some day. that makes it all worthwhile. but i just don't know how anyone could possibly criticize another human being for doing the best he or she could do to express sorrow from the bottom of their hearts. i just -- it's stunning to me. steve: and there he is talking about the politics involved after what frederique wilson said and what the president said, and it's very poignant for him because he himself lost his son, and he's a gold star dad. brian: jillian has breaking news. >> that's right. let's begin with this headline to get you caught up. one of the militants accused of orchestrating the benghazi attack has been captured. u.s. special forces in libya carrying out the attack to capture him five years after the death of four americans, including u.s. ambassador
christopher stevens. president trump who gave the order for the high stakes operation said in a statement quote to the families of these fallen heroes, i want you to know that your loved ones are not forgotten. they will never be forgotten. new questions about the rescue of two women lost at sea for five months. >> crew of the uss ashland are alive. >> the coast guard saying the emergency beacon providing the vessel's location was never set off. those devices typically activate when submerged in water or turned on manually. they claim to have survived a tropical storm, though, the record service has no record of such event. and the federal reserve later this week. >> i have somebody very specific in mind. i think everybody will be very impressed. >> jerome powell could get the, no, as early as
thursday. appointed by president obama in 2012. if he gets the job, he'll take over by janet yellen whose first term takes over in february. gold goblins and more descend on the white house during halloween. president trump and the first lady address trick-or-treaters and takes the first lady by surprise. and the young lady dressing just like mrs. trump. how about this? copying the outfit she wore to comfort hurricane harvey victims. and also spotted along with attorney general jeff sessions and his grandkids. love that. all the costumes look great, don't they? brian: he didn't recuse himself from the holiday celebration. >> no. only you do that, brian. steve: do we know what the kids got? >> i just focus on the costumes. brian: thanks, jillian. 12 minutes after the hour after the first indictment of the robert mueller investigation, what's going through the special council's
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. >> today's announcement has nothing to do with the president. the real collusion scandal, as we've said several times before has everything to do with the hillary campaign. brian: against three former campaign officials are the first to come forward for the robert mueller special counsel investigation. so what's next? john serves as the investigative division under mull he. jones us right now to weigh in. ron, so far, what can you make of mueller's mission here? it seems he's made arrests but these arrests -- excuse me indictments have nothing specifically to do in two of the cases of the donald trump campaign. what's he going for? >> well, he's going for,
ultimately, the truth, brian. and i think we can expect incremental charges against participants that their activities might be tangential to the essential question of russian collusion and russian influence. however, he has that as part of his commission, you know? if he finds other crimes, as i understand it, he's going to be allowed to and expected to charge other crimes. here i think in ways, mr. manafort and mr. gates perhaps made it easy for mueller and his investigators because of the scope of what they did, the failure to pay, you know, and declare on so many occasions in such a wide scope. but his ultimate goal with manafort, perhaps with mr. gates, is to squeeze them very tightly to get to the truth about who might have been colluding with russia, if anyone. brian: so was the big surprise, he was on dulles on
the 27th arrested quietly. everything was kept quite until yesterday. what was going on do you think? >> i think they were in a cooperation agreement with him. expanding the scope of the investigation. determining who he could talk to perhaps with a -- some kind of recording device on to see if he would advance the investigation in those conversations with others. and if others wanted to engage in obstruction of justice or provide the fbi with false statements. so there could be another whole network here of folks they were talking to that fbi and mueller have already spoken to and some of them could be cooperating right now, and we don't know it. brian: here's what the president just tweeted. mueller working overtime as collusion took place long before the campaign. few people know the low level
volunteer whose name is george who has already proven to be a liar. check the dems. so that would be fusion gps. in the big picture, it seems mueller is just widening this thing out tremendously, almost as if nobody's safe. >> yeah. and i think that was in part the message yesterday. first, you're not safe if you think you're going to lie to him or his investigators. you're not safe. it's not. brian: but why was podesta safe? why does tony podesta get to resign, and these other guys get marched in? >> yeah. i don't think, brian, i don't think anyone's safe. a mere resignation. we don't know what's going on behind the scenes, and it could be with these developments that we heard about fusion gps and who paid for it. if there are ways, that's russian influence. brian: right? >> so i think we can expect an expansion of scope behind the scenes where mueller and his team are collecting documents. we don't know. brian: ron, you used type of work him, so you know the mind-set, and you think we're in just beginning. thanks so much.
>> you're welcome. brian: all right. coming up next, we're going to take a look at ed, he wants to be the next govern of virginia, and he's extremely upset about an ad that depicts him as a racist. he fires back ter. ter. it lets you know where your data lives, down to the very server. it keeps your insights from prying eyes, so they're used by no one else but you. it. is. the cloud. the ibm cloud. the cloud that's designed for your data. ai ready. secure to the core. the ibm cloud is the cloud for business. yours. a trip back to the dthe doctor's office, mean just for a shot. but why go back there, when you can stay home... ...with neulasta onpro? strong chemo can put you at risk of serious infection. neulasta helps reduce infection risk by boosting your white blood cell count, which strengthens your immune system. in a key study, neulasta reduced the risk of infection from 17% to 1%...
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ainsley: we have quick headlines for you. top trump officials who want congressional approval for award. the secretaries state and defense testifying on capitol hill saying post 9/11 authorizations for military force are sufficient to continue fighting terror groups like isis. critics say the rule is being stretched beyond its original purpose to combat al-qaeda. and terrorists returning home from the battlefield could soon be getting free housing. former isis fighters being
bribed by the british government so that they won't kill people anymore. 20,000 people who qualify for the government program could also get help finding jobs. steve. steve: all right. ainsley, thank you. the virginia governor's race is taking an ugly turn. look at this: a new tv political ad depicting supporters of republican candidate ed as somebody behind the wheel of a pickup truck wanting to attack minority children. >> look. >> run, run, run. >> come on.
>> is this what donald trump and ed mean by the american dream? steve: ed who's running for governordowns us right now live from alexandria. you saw that commercial that came out from the latino victory fund. what did you think? >> i thought it was a sad day for virginia, and this attack is not just an attack on my supporters who are good, decent, hard-working virginians who love their neighbors, it's an attack on all virginians, steve. and in virginia, we respect civil discourse, and this is a new low in politics. it's a sad day. i was proud when a couple of democratic members of the house condemned the ad. but outrageously, my opponent has embraced it, and it reveals the stain not just for my supporters, but for all
virginians, frankly, who want to have a discussion about issues and policies in this election that i've been focused on. and, you know, all they want to do is smear people. and it's the wrong thing to do, and i have faith in my fellow virginians that they see that very clearly. steve: well, ed, what does it say to you about the opposition that they would drop that ad a week before the election? >> one, it's clear they understand this race is slipping away from them, and they're losing it because they don't have any policies, and i've been putting forward policies months now. 20 specific detail policy proposals to get virginia growing again. and two, they don't want to debate the issues. and instead of debating the issues, they just demonize, they vilify, they marginalize anyone who disagrees with them. it's clear that my opponent lieutenant governor doesn't just disagree with millions of virginians who don't share his liberal policy agenda, he
disdains us, and he disdains people who want to have a civil debate about the policies, and that's what i have put forward. i have focused on the policies throughout this campaign. and the notion that if you don't think we should allow for sanctuary cities in the commonwealth of virginia because that won't make us safer from ms13. if someone's here illegally, and they've committed a crime, i believe they need to cooperate with federal law enforcement and be subject to deportation. if you disagree with that, fine. and, by the way, my opponent does. he casted a deciding vote against the ban on sanctuary cities. but to attack people to dismiss them, i don't think he has confidence in debating the issue on that and most virginians don't agree with him on that. steve: ed, where you're sitting right now in alexandria, that's the same city that we were talking about earlier today where at christchurch, which is a
church that george washington himself attended, there is a plaque that commemorates the fact that he was there, but they're taking it down because apparently it makes some people feel uncomfortable. what do you make of this? because i know statues in virginia, another big topic this election cycle. >> well, obviously, i was disappointed by that, removing the plaque of george washington at the church where he worshiped because people find it offensive. and, you know, that is another debate in this campaign. my opponent is in favor of removing all historical civil war monuments in the commonwealth of virginia. i think they should stay up. we should add historical context to them. and, you know, the fact is virginia was front and center, obviously. of course, we've been at the forefront of american history since the very founding year of virginia. now, it doesn't mean we've always been on the right side. and in the civil war, we were on the wrong side of history.
but these statues around the commonwealth that commemorate those who served in the civil war, i believe we should educate about them and teach about them. he wants to take them all down, and he made that an issue when he called for taking down and removing all of the statues. and when i disagree with that position, which, by the way, two-thirds of virginians agree with me, you get attacked. steve: yeah. well, we did invite your opponent on. so far, he has declined our invitation. we'll find out what happens, though. the election is a week from today. ed, thank you very much for joining in. >> thanks for having me on, steve. steve: all right. meanwhile, on this halloween, some soldiers died trying to find him. but now disgraced army soldier bo bergdahl says he's sorry. but do the words mean anything at this point? the man who led that search answers the question next. and we want -- we know the swamp wants president trump to fail. but ed is revealing just how far the swamp is willing to go, including colluding with
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manafort was hired to herd delegates for the republican national convention. he was there for two or three months. as soon as it was revealed that he had some dodgy perhaps kremlin-linked associates, he was fired from the campaign by. brian: but to run the campaign. he was supposed to wrangle delegates but instead, cory lewandowski was fired. >> yeah. but he was really there for the delegate count. steve: because it looked like one of the other candidates tried to poach some. >> that's right. exactly. and he was fired by donald trump, obviously, did not want those connections. ainsley: the president said the things that he's in trouble for happened years before he even knew him. >> that's right. so do you link those two or the fault with? >> i don't fault the president. it has been fake news. not a scintilla of evidence that he has had any collusion with the russians. steve: what about john podesta's brother tony has
stepped away from that company because it was revealed yesterday that company a and company b of the podesta group is proven to be either a or b, and they're hemorrhaging clients down on k street. >> no. good reason because manafort used the tony podesta company to do the lobbying for this guy in ukraine. so it was all part of the democratic/republican establishment that donald trump's been talking about. brian: let's go to a couple of excerpts in your book that we think need to be highlighted. one is this: this is actually page 210 in your book. ties between two key leaders in the oakland group met with a leader in al-qaeda in al-qaeda islamic. there's evidence from getting toxic chemicals and gases. give me context for this. >> the fbi sent the a team of
agents to hamburg, germany for the g2 conference of industrialized states, and there were a lot of protests at that time in germany, and these -- this a antifa group that we're talking about was there part of the protest, and then they started meeting in secret with al-qaeda operatives and isis operatives. steve: and the fbi knows about this? >> and the fbi not only knows about it, but then did a report, which i reported in my book, that they sent to the director of the fbi. steve: that's scary stuff. >> that's very scary. what it's saying, essentially, is that what donald trump said about the left wing extremists being as dangerous as the right is absolutely true. brian: so you're saying obama officials sat down with al-qaeda? >> obama officials. >> antifa officials. steve: one other passage from the new book that comes out
today regards another fbi report, and it goes like this. the fbi has gotten actionable intelligence that there is within the federal government a growing and organized movement to block or interfere with administration policy decision. you know, we've heard a lot of people suggest the deep state out there to get whatever donald trump wants to do. they won't let him do it. but for this to be part of the fbi report, that's amazing. >> well, they infiltrated the deep state in the meetings in washington, d.c. these were people from the irs, from the environmental protection agency, from the justice department, and they were being given tips by union leaders and others how to sabotage donald trump's agenda. steve: well, if they now know that it's going on, are they going to stop it? >> well, it's not clear. in this fbi report, it says should we detain these people? should we arrest these people? or should we continue
infiltrating and finding out more? ainsley: ed, thank you. the book is called all-out war. the plot to destroy trump. thank you. steve: and a lot of good stuff in there. thanks, ed. brian: jillian. >> good morning, guys. brian: good morning. >> i saw you this morning. good morning, ed. good morning to you at home as well. emotional testimony in bo bergdahl's sentencing hearing after a judge rules that presiden president trump's comments would not keep him from receiving a fair trial. the disgraced army sergeant offering a tearful apology to the wounded soldiers searching for him saying quote my words can't take away the pain people have been through. former army green beret commander michael walsh who led the search for bergdahl saying sorry is still not enough. >> that doesn't take away the need of accountability, and i want to see him stripped of all of his rights as as a pow and handed down a life sentence. the mandalay bay security
guard and only eyewitness of the las vegas shooting could clear up any confusion of the timeline of the attack. will reportedly be subpoenaed by a lawyer representing by one of the victims moments after the shooting. 58 concert goers died when a gunman opened fire on a crowd from the mandalay bay hotel. and a packed passenger plane to abort landing just feet off the ground. you can see the polish flight rocking side to side on its approach and bumping the ground and immediately taking off again. this happening at austria airport. it was so windy, the pilot had to fly an hour away and land in frankfurt, germany where the flight originated. well, she couldn't be elected for president. but at least for a day, president hillary clinton can dress up like one. >> what are you going to be for halloween? [laughter] >> i think i will maybe come as the president. >> i think that's a great ide
idea. >> former democratic nominee making those comments in chicago drawing quick reaction on social media. one person tweeting sounds like she's not tric trick-or-treating. what do you guys think about her costume? brian: it's hard for me to picture it. steve: does it mean her as president or would she actually dress up as donald trump? >> i took it as her. ainsley: and i thought it was a clever response. it was pretty witty quick. i don't know. brian: clever and witty, that's janice dean, and she's in our greenroom right now with some special kids. >> are you guys ready for halloween? >> yeah. >> okay. we're going to do a quick forecast. what's your name? >> oliver. >> and what's the forecast tonight? >> it's a good night to trick-or-treat in new york. >> in new york. fantastic. what's your name? >> olivia. >> and what's the forecast?
>> there's a little bit of rain in texas. >> a little bit of rain in texas. and what's your name? >> jasmine. >> and what's the forecast? >> some snow in the rockies. >> you guys did great. are you ready for the big fox and friends halloween parade? >> yeah. >> all right. it's coming up. stay tuned, everybody. tell everybody to stay tuned. stay tuned. steve: good job with those kids. >> good job, everybody. steve: and we're going to be in our costumes within about five minutes. ainsley: okay. brian: 18 minutes before the top of the hour. ties to the benghazi investigation, special forces have just captured a key militant tied to the attack that killed four americans in 2012. we are live in washington with what we've now learned about that operation and where that would be terrorist is headed. steve: and last year, we were the united states of america. so what will we be this year? the big costume reveals coming up. it's halloween. did your senator or congressman get elected
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brian: all right. now it's a fox news alert. u.s. special forces capturing one of the militants accused of orchestrating the deadly benghazi attacks back on 2012 on 9/11. he's expected on u.s. soil to face charges. griff jenkins with more on this story and who the heck he is. griff. >> special forces has the message for the terrorist who carried out benghazi. we're coming to get you in a joint operation with the fbi. to capture an islamic militant believed to have helped orchestrate the attack five years ago that killed four americans. u.s. ambassador christopher stevens, sean smith, and tyrone woods and president trump who gave the order for the operation said in a statement quote to the failings of these fallen heroes, i want you to know that your loved ones are not forgotten, and they will never
be forgotten. the current administration's pursuit for justice has differed from the obama administration's response as multiple congressional committees have sought to determine if the obama administration willfully misled the public when former un ambassador appeared on numerous night shows with a controversial video. >> there was a video direct result of a heinous video. this is in response to a hateful and offensive video. violent protests outside of our embassy sparked by this hateful video. >> rex tillerson praised the operation saying we will quote spare no effort to bring the perpetrators to justice. as jeff sessions vowed to hold all of those accountable and continue his investigations. he also says that he's being brought back to washington, d.c. to face federal charges in federal court rather than being sent to guantanamo.
in fact, we're told he's on military transport now and should be in the nation's capitol within two days. and the alleged mastermind of the attack went on trial here in dc. brian: wow. so we'll see how that goes. that turns into a circus like so many others. thanks, griff. ological griff jenkins with the latest. we are just minutes away, it's official, from the big reveal. can you guess what all three anchors will be dressed up as? first, we'll check in with sandra smith because bill hemmer loves halloween so much, he will not appear on camera today; right? >> you might seem him. i was told to wear orange, i'm wearing orange, brian. the first indictment from special council robert mueller saying the charges have nothing to do with the president or his campaign. allen dershowitz and former campaign mike huckabee set to
weigh in. and house majority leader kevin mccarthy joins us and a key militant in the benghazi attack captured and being brought back to thetous face charges. ambassador john bolton is here. big tuesday. happy halloween. america's newsroom coming up of green mountain coffee roasters sumatra reserve. let's go to sumatra. the coffee here is amazing. because the volcanic soil is amazing. so we give farmers like win more plants. to grow more delicious coffee. which helps provide for win's family. all, for a smoother tasting cup of coffee. green mountain coffee roasters.
steve: all right. janet. oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. oh, i get it. there are cats and dogs. brian: steve, you. steve: take a look right here. ainsley: moneybags. >> i look like a million bucks. we're all different idioms. brian: and this goes to show you. you can't judge a book by its cover. steve: and jillian. >> what am i, guys? >> you're a judgmental devil. ainsley: devils advocate. steve: all right. now we're going to have some of the kids of some of the folks you know here at fox news channel come on. ainsley: hey, jackie. hi. good to see you. how are you? look at the camera. steve: some candy. there you go.
take an apple. ainsley: look a little scary. kelly cramer is next. steve: thank you. brian: this is ella. ainsley: hi, ella. steve: all right. right behind ella and kelly, we've got alice and baby richard. brian: baby richard's first halloween. steve: woody from toy story. ainsley: i love it. brian: and now we're going to have to grind up some candy for him. ainsley: hi, sarah. this is one of our writers, and this is his son. hi, guys. good to have you all here. brian: and, by the way, woody's over there in the corner. steve: got some candy. you can never have too much of that. >> and this is olivia.
steve: lydia as elsa and julia. ainsley: look at that hair. steve: take a handful. go ahead. we have to move this stuff. brian: a little bit of a back up, but we should go with thomas. ainsley: thomas is a dragon. hi, thomas. hi, thomas. this is matt's son. hi, thomas. steve: right over there, more candy. brian: a firefighter, ainsley. steve: stay away from the licorice. we heard that's not good. ainsley: this is paw patrol. she loves paw patrol and david is spider-man over there. look how cute. brian: a lot of superheros. ainsley: yes. superman and batman right
here. y'all look amazing. steve: where's robin? brian: and, of course, we have haden. ainsley: and my daughter haden is down here. she's a ballerina. brian: she's very comfortable center stage, you notice that? steve: by the way, we would like to thank disney store and spirit halloween for all the amazing costumes. for more information, go to foxandfriends.com. ainsley: happy halloween, everybody. >> have a good day. steve: i get a snickers bar. we all want restful sleep. that's why nature's bounty melatonin is made to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. so you'll be ready for whatever tomorrow brings. because mom's love is unconditional. even at 6am. nature's bounty melatonin. we're all better off healthy.
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>> bill: president trump and the white house pushing back against bob mueller saying the charges have nothing to do with the trump team or the president. and that they still show no evidence of collusion with russia. they said a bit more as well. on halloween this is our costume today. this is what we get, right? >> sandra: where is the orange? come on. >> bill: i felt like halloween was on saturday. >> sandra: i'll carry the orange. >> bill: i'm bill hemmer, how are you? >> sandra: i'm sandra smith. former trump campaign chairman paul manafort and his associate rick gates pleading not guilty to 12 charges including conspiracy against the united states. they're due back in court