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and entertaining year, thank you, everybody, that is it to forward this "special report" could i manacle michael emanuel end. >> trish: it has been an entertaining year, "the story" starts now. breaking tonight, the doj and fbi need to be investigating themselves, devastating words from house intelligence committee chairman devin nunes, just a short time ago he made strongly worded letter that obtains exclusively by fox news assuming the agency at the heart of the russia probe for a laundry list of assessments that are tampering congress' ability to get the truth behind one of the most typical components of the russia collusion probe, the anti-trump dossier. nunes essentially writing that congress can no longer trust the
doj or the fbi and that the agency is continued to flow below his request for documents and energy. this is just the latest in a series of blows to the credibility of special counsel mueller's probe into the russia collusion. so where does this investigation go from here? in just a few moments we will get that answer. from house judiciary committee member. joining me exclusively here on set in new york. let's begin with fox news white house correspondent to live in washington with more on this bombshell development. >> hey, you are right about that, listen, when we got this letter from chairman nunes, we were like, this is big. it is such an important letter as it relates to the so-called trump investigation, the russia probe and the trump dossier. for the first time we are seeing with the committee has been saying for quite some time. and what they have been demanding from the doj and the fbi as it relates to the trump
or if you will the steel dossier, chairman nunes of the house committee of intelligence had them for lack of a better description stonewalling and to slow footing the information as it relates to the subpoenas which were issued over four months ago concerning the dossier. nunes, by the way, not the only republican lawmaker who is incredibly frustrated by the stonewalling, if you will. and as someone put it to me today, the abject refusal on the part of the fbi and the doj to comply. >> the problem is in the swamp of washington, d.c., the biggest alligator is the politicized fbi and department of justice, that's why we are fighting hard to make sure that we have a fair and equal opportunity for all sides to be heard. >> as you can well imagine, a lot of critics that are saying that this is talk about the house committee, this is politics run amok, among them,
you got it right there on your screen, former fbi jim comey who says "sadly we are now at a point in our political life when anyone can be attacked for a partisan game." by the way, trish, i want to give credit where credit is due, our colleague john roberts came up with a letter that you saw there. a very important piece of work by my colleague, thank you and hats off to him. we should point out that there is more to the story, i want you to keep your eye on the calendar for january 3rd, that is the date in which the chairman has given the fbi and the doj to come up with all of the documents that were related back to that subpoena that we saw all the way back in august. the third of january, clearly that is a date we will keep an eye on, trish. >> trish: a fascinating development, thank you to you and john roberts, joining me right now, mr. alan dershowitz, harvard law professor, good to see you, professor pretty good to have you on a night like
tonight. >> happy new year to everybody. we hope that next year is a great one for everybody. >> trish: [laughs] happy new year to you too. the big concern here is that there may be people within the fbi that are slowing down the process as chairman nunes wants a lot of answers and has a lot of questions about that largely discredited dossier, the trump dossier, if you would that may have actually been imparted to fed to us by the russians themselves. do you think these questions should be raised? do you worry that politics is playing too big of a role there at the fbi? >> i do. i worry that politics is playing too big of a role in the intelligence committee. that's why from day one, i called for an independent, nonpartisan, 9/11 type of commission of distinguished americans who were above party politics to look into every
aspect of russia's attempt to influence our elections and other elections, that way we would've had transparency, we would have had the information coming out. right now the end in phlegmatic investigation is behind closed doors, we do not know what is hy decide what to leak and whatnot to leak. it is the worst possible way of getting information in trying to cure a problem that affects democrats and republicans and all americans. >> trish: well post and well said, does affect all of us. we do not want russia to enter feeling in our elections, and as we gather some of this out information, it kind of looks like they have done more on the clinton side, given that her team was originally commissioning this dossier. but that aside, i guess robert mueller, many of them are calling for him to step down, chairman nunes is concerned about the politics at play, as are you on both sides, do you
think his credibility, robert mueller's credibility of him and his team has been compromised? >> i do, i think that it has been, i think that he has not conducted that type of investigation that i expected from them. he had an excellent reputation. he should've been more careful about staffing, you have to make sure that everybody who is investigating a president or formal presidential candidate is above reproach, you should have asked them about any tweets, messages that they stand, severl of those people should have never been in on the investigation, i think that we have real problems of credibility. those are all going to help donald trump, because the pressure is now on mueller to show the world that he can be fair, and the way that he can show that he will be fares to lean over backwards and make sure that he does not go after resident trump behind phony obstruction of justice charges or emoluments charges, what he
should be looking for is any hard evidence of real crimes outside of presidential authority. i don't think you will find it, but that is what he should be looking for. otherwise his credibility is damage. look, it is the hardest job in the world to investigate a sitting president or a candidate for president coming you have to do it without making any mistakes. he has been making too many mistakes. >> trish: you told me how concerned you were with the special prosecutor being involved, they keep digging and digging. and that is her job to jake and jake and jake and they want to find something. anything, right? because they have not accomplished what they set out to do. >> trish: they say, how come we gave you so much money to find nothing? they are going to find the low-hanging fruit, already indicted three people, i do not think that the michael flynn indictment is going to get them very far, because michael flynn was offering himself to rent ore
was basically saying through his lawyer, look, if the president wants me on his side, he should pardon me. if he does not pardon me, then i will go on the other side and be a witness for mueller. he has already admitted that he lied to the fbi, -- >> trish: as the vice president. >> it is not a crime, it is a crime to lie to the fbi. and his reputation has been destroyed. any difference the turning could rip him apart on the stand. i don't think that he is a good value as a witness, he might be able to give them leads or tell them who else to see, but as a witness coming he is worthless. >> trish: how do you sum this up right now given that so far we do not have anything, so far they have not come up with anything that has not gotten leaked anyway out there, do they need to wrap it up soon?
>> i would hope so. i hope that they decided, and it would be very smart if they did not to look into obstruction of justice, not emoluments, not anything that is a function of the president doing his job, even if you disagree with the way that he has done it. and to just look to see if there any real crimes. collusion, even though the president sees collusion, even if they prove the outcome of that is not a crime. collusion is not criminally punishable in a business context in trust laws, so at the moment it does not seem like they are very much at all except a few indictments against a few people for the political equivalent of jaywalking, that is failing to sign documents in the proper way. >> trish: if that is the case, they are doing nothing but wasting a lot of our resources right now. >> i think that that is right. >> trish: it is wonderful to see you tonight, i hope that you are getting more dinner invites.
maybe difference with the conservatives they are in town. >> the liberals make better dinner parties, so i am losing, making my wife very, very happy. >> trish: there is an upside to everything. >> on principle i have been saying the same thing for 50 years, no matter who is the president, my real friends stand by me. my political opportunist friends condemning, but i will say what i believe. >> trish: alan dershowitz, we thank you for doing that. >> thank you. >> trish: here for more reaction, texas congressman louis gomer, house judiciary committee, good to see you again. >> good to see you again as wel well. you have to love alan dershowitz, he has consistent. no matter what he says. >> trish: we need that out there, right now things have become so divided and polarized and political. all we want is the truth. >> exactly, that is what we are looking for. >> trish: devin nunes is
trying to pursue that, and the fbi does not want to give him what he needs. >> one of the problems with jeff sessions recusal is getting response to him recusing himself on that area, so i cannot get involved in the response. but i think that he is going to have to lay down the law that's cloaked, regardless of what the response is, get it to congress now. >> trish: do you think he is deliberately delaying? >> i think the people who have the answers are, absolutely do. look at what has happened, for eight years they have snubbed their noses at congress, not provided anything, i am still waiting eight years later to get the response from the justice department, give me the documents that you gave to convicted terrorists in the trial, to jack's credit, he has people that are getting me the documents, but holder is saying
there may be issues of confidentiality, i said, you gave them to the terrace coming you can give them to members of congress. that is a kind of problem we have had for eight years. it is getting better, but we are not there yet. we have to have answers. >> trish: the big question and concerned is that the fbi might have used that dossier. >> not only that, trish, but do not forget that they probably used the visit between donald trump jr. and the russian lobbyist that did not have a valid visa that loretta lynch had to specifically approve so that she could come in and meet with trump. he was totally set up. if there was nothing to benefit like they promised, to help them with the campaign. so we realize, uh oh. since they have been denied the size of the first time, now we see the credible russians that loretta lynch approved, then we
have the dossier, i think that y used both, but we have to see, o know. >> trish: i'm amazed by that, because the journalists have seen it, organizations have seen it, nobody published it until, well, buzzfeed decided to. because they knew it was tainted, they knew it read like a piece of fiction if you read the whole thing, so an incredible person will look at that and say, i have to take this with a grain of salt. we do not know that they did that, -- >> it shows the support, the member of the justice department that is meeting with steel that did the russian dossier, how deep is this? it is much deeper than anything that they would've thought abou about. >> trish: the russians could've played often this. they could've said, christopher steele, all of that information
which then caused our law enforcement to open the investigation, it is wild, and none of this is proven out, but i understand why you are asking me questions. >> it is really outrageous, we just never expected the justice department to participate with a political party's campaign, we know that much has gone on, they did work with fusion gps, and isn't that the truth? it was a fusion of the russian information, false as it was with the democratic party with the justice department, they did fuse all of the things together, so fusion gps's name is appropriate, but we need answers. and even though he is recused on some of the stuff, he can still come in and say, i don't care what the answers are, get them to congress now. get them out there now. i do not care if it embarrasses you, get them out there now are you are out the door quicker than the messages are. >> trish: lots of interesting
things to come, i would imagine. >> it is so good to see you, trish. >> trish: happy new year. still to come, everyone, shocking new statistics about the number of illegal immigrants i came into the u.s. during president obama's last year in office. it could help president terms argument to get something done. one democratic voice is calling out his own party, saying it is time for new blood, first-generation, young generation, ed henry is here with that surprising story next. >> i think that my generation needs to get the hell out of politics, start coaching and moving up the next generation. ♪ ry mary's vintage clothing and designer shoe collection were ruined. luckily, the geico insurance agency had recently helped mary with renters insurance, and she got a totally fab replacement wardrobe at bloomingdale's. mary was inspired to start her own fashion line,
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determine its future. its vision, its leaders, and its face, and in a surprise move dnc chair and one-time presidential candidate howard dean said it is time for a new generation to take over, watch him here. >> i'm very much for somebody who is younger, i think that my generation needs to get the hell out of politics, start coaching and moving up the next generation. >> that means no bernie sanders, no joe biden for example? >> they will run, but i am supporting somebody who is younger. i don't know who is yet. >> trish: chief national correspondent ed henry is live in washington with the story. this is interesting for him to say that. and i guess the big question is, who have they got? >> it is a good question, because even if nancy pelosi was a step down, it is not like the people waiting in the wings for congressional leadership or the likely democratic leaders are fresh faces. nancy pelosi enter number three
in the leadership james clyburn, bo 77 years old, her secondary command, 78. that led sanchez, all three should step down, not just nancy pelosi. more important than their ages is the fact that several fellow democrats have been going after her for fresh ideas, anger for calling democrat john conyers and icon invoicing doubt by the sexual harassment of cruisers before he had to step down himself. a moderate democrat from ohio who challenge nancy pelosi tim ryan says that nancy pelosi is less popular than donald trump and that's makes it hard for democrats to win top races in swing districts where the republicans have to run tv ads tying the democratic candidate to nancy pelosi. watch. >> i have been calling for a leaders to step down and allow a new generation of leaders to step up and lead the party forward for a long time. >> i think that we have this
breath and depth of talent within our caucus, and it is time to pass the torch to a new generation of leaders. >> nancy pelosi was a great speaker, great leader, but her time has come and gone. >> i respect any opinion that they have come about my decision is not up to them. i think i'm worth the trouble, quite frankly. >> nancy pelosi wants to hang on, but here's the thing, some of the presidential contenders on the left have been around us long as her. senator bernie sanders 76, senator elizabeth warren is a newcomer at 69 years old, howard dean expensively said that is why he will not be endorsing any of those folks highlighting faces like simon harris, eric garcetti, howard dean predicting that like the g.o.p. side last time there will be about 17 democratic candidates for president, if nothing else i will make the media very, very
happy. >> trish: that is for sure, and thank you, it is good to see you again. i know that i will get to see more of you tonight, 11:00 p.m. when you fill in for shannon bream, we will be watching. >> i want you to stay awake. >> trish: i will be watching. he served as deputy assistant, george w. bush, and kareem cafaro, the senate minority leader. good to see you. you both got in for free. we have been talking about this for a while. but it looks like some of the main players like howard dean are waking up to it as well, the democratic party needs new bloo blood. >> it is way, way overdue, trish, no doubt about that, and others in the party need to listen to howard dean, here's a man who actually led the democratic party to victory in almost a decade ago now, so i think that he is absolutely right on, and i'm sure that it does not surprise anyone, tim ryan who you played a clip of
who challenge nancy pelosi, my member of congress, absolutely right that while we all have respect for the work that leader nancy pelosi has done over her tenure, she is more popular than president trump amongst democrats in many places. including in our home community in northeastern ohio, we need to see not only younger people coming into the ranks in the democratic party but a diversity and where the folks come from, because the middle of the country and our voice is being stomped out by the voices of the coast. >> trish: nancy pelosi is a very wealthy woman from north california who represents what many democrats are fearing for her, the party has morphed into. i grew up an irish catholic family, and my dad grew up in a very big irish catholic family, and for them, you are a democrat like you were irish and like you were catholic, and it was very
working class, and there was a sense that you needed to do more to help the middle class, and to look, the last election cycle, when you look at how hillary clinton refused to go and talk to minors in pennsylvania, that's had a big effect on people, and it seems as though increasingly with the nancy pelosi's and hillary clintons of the world, the democratic party has been a let them eat cake and forgotten about the very people that they used to serve. >> it is a sense of entitlement, it is a entrenchment, but to give capri a little break, it is not just for democrats, it is for republicans as well. we need opportunities for the younger generations to come out and serve. i believe that service and the elected capacity should be an opportunity, not a career. there should be serviced, and then you need to go home.
our founders did that, they were a diverse group of people who were doctors, lawyers, scientists, and they serve their government and then they left for their professions, that is a big problem. it is up to the people to determine the term, i am saying that the party can have their own internal term limits, the problem is that the candidates raise money, how do you go to a guy who has $5 million in the bank and say, your time is up, he will tell you to take a hike. >> trish: go ahead. >> that as a whole separate problem, frankly, you have members of congress that are running on two year cycles that are doing nothing but raising money in order to just keep their job, people need to be more focused on the actual job of legislating, but the way that the structure of campaigning is and campaign finance, they have no choice but to make fund-raising a new job. >> trish: we did a lot on this last night how much money is pouring in on both sides, so
this is a frustration that people have with washington. this may get back to the new fresh young blood that is, and that is not beholden to all of the special interest specs. >> there is no doubt about the outside money is a pollution to the electoral process, i wrote an article a couple of years ago for foxnews.com about campaign finance report, and i suggested that you should only donate money to a candidate that you can vote for, so it follows your vote. that would take so much of the outside money out. >> trish: that is a good idea, we should take that one outcome of the great to see you guys. thank you. still to come, everyone, president trump's strongly worded response to these pictures showing chinese ships secretly delivering oil to north korea. in a shocking new report on immigration in the united states. to the record number that entered our country and president obama's last year in
>> the number of new illegal immigrant families who have crossed the border so far this year already exceeds the entire total from 2015. they are being released for the tens of thousands into our communities with no regard for the impact on public safety or resource. >> trish: that was then candidate trump at the republican national convention pushing the corning stone of his campaign, and new immigration da could play a prominent role
in the debate over a system overhaul. william has that story for us tonight. >> the numbers are important because they will shape the debate in washington as democrats push to legalize dreamers in the administration hopes to end chain migration which has been u.s. policy for the last 50 years. so according to a new analysis of census numbers, usa seeing a surge of new immigrants. 1.8 million likely for 2016. highest in u.s. history. 53% higher than just five years ago. by contrast, president obama's last year saw more guest workers and foreign students, virtually no work enforcement or deportation for visa over states and surge in central american women and children, also for the first time president obama allowed spouses of visa holders to work, encouraging more relatives to join a green card holders here in the u.s.
this graph shows where immigrants are coming from, compared to 2005 to 2015, mexican immigration is cut in half from 400 to under 400,000. central americans are up 100,000, and asian immigrants doubles from europe it is about flat. family immigration is a huge multiplier effect, 70% of all immigrants according to the white house and the last decade have entered through family-based visas, we are seeing the effects today. nobody is asking how many immigrants in the schools absorb, how many can the infrastructure support? what level is optimum to assimilate? that is something you would hope congress would address in the new year. trish, back to you. >> trish: thank you so much, william, david wolfe, a commentator and richard fowler, nationally syndicated radio talk show host fox news contributor. i am starting with you, david.
it seems kind of obvious, i am all for people coming here that want to work hard, contribute, that want to be american and be an american, this is a basic part of immigration, you would think and yes we have lottery systems and chain migration, and i do not know if we are putting our best interest first, am i right? >> yes, it is quite incredible when you think about it, trish, how about we get a say in who comes into the country, who legally immigrates and what we do with illegals, good news with mr. trump as we just found out today that the apprehensions are the worst of the worst, the ms-13 gang members, and other violent game members is up 83% over the last year, those are the people that mr. trump said he was focusing on, that is what he is doing. the apprehension, the prosecuting and the deportation, isis is coming up, democrats desperately want legal status dropped to 800,000 of these
immigrants who came here as children, but in exchange for that, mr. trump is going to get a big deal, he is going to get funding for the wall, he is going to get in and to chain migration, as you said, he is going to get merit-based aggression, which means that the best on the smartest, the most educated people come to america first, and by the way, there are plenty of those people from all over the world, so trump has a going on, he is going to get it done. >> trish: richard. >> it is hard to say what will be in the deal, we will see isis get done in the new year, i think that is good. democratics have pushed for it. we are debating it because of the president ended daca irresponsibly, now we are having that conversation, i do not know if we will end chain migration, let's remember who it benefited, the trump family came here under chain migration, so did melania's family, they have
allowed this program to thrive, we are a nation of laws, we can all agree on that, but as you said at the beginning of the segment, we are a nation of immigrants, we have all come here with our culture, our idea and we are allowed to create businesses and companies to be a part of the american dream. >> trish: i hear you, but we are in a different place than we were 100 years ago or even 60 years ago for that matter. >> we have people that are coming here specifically to kill us, and that is a big problem, we can no longer say that you can bring your aunt, your uncle, your kids over because they are related to you, we just can't do that anymore. the world has been under siege with the violent terrorists from the middle east, and that is why mr. trump's extreme vetting is taking place, that's where the travel ban has taken over in certain places, because he is the first guy that aside from the white house the political correctness is no longer going to be my guiding tool. i will do what is right for america. we are going to be safe and i
will do whatever it takes. those are three of the tools. >> a couple of points on that, barack obama and his last year as president supporting more people than donald trump did in his first year as president. number one. number two, this idea that to painting all immigrants as trying to kill us is absurd. for you to come into -- >> i did not say all, i said a lot. >> that is absurd. for you to come into the country you are pointing to one or two or three different cases. 99.9% of the immigrants that come to the country work really hard. most of them are one, two, three, four, five jobs to make ends meet for their family, and all they want to do is feed the americans and that you say allowed to paint all of the immigrants with a broad brush. that is wrong. >> trish: what we are talking about, richard, is changing the system and helping those immigrants that work those jobs so that they can come here,
because we do need them and we want them, we do not want to turn people away that want to integrate and help us. >> richard is correct in that issue, democrats that said that mr. trump would send i.c.e. out to individual homes, he is not doing that. barack obama did the same thing. >> you cannot have your cake and eat it too, president trump is way better on border security, way better on immigration, when president obama was actually better on border security and immigration them president trump is. >> he caught people and release them. >> he caught more people than donald trump did. >> trish: that does not matter at this point, the matter is that we fix this for the future so that we do not have people coming here that cannot take care of themselves, support themselves to major in on the system and we don't want people -- >> we have tried to fix their's over and over again and
republicans take it away, immigration reform on the floor four years ago and republicans blocked it, it is going to get past now. >> trish: good to see you both, happy new year. >> happy new year to both of you. >> trish: fingers crossed, good things to come in 2018 come a big announcement on capitol hill, the powerful republican who says that her work is done. she is going to be here for an exclusive interview. but first, two bombings in two days, and terror is blamed for both. is this just the beginning of another surge of isis? we have lieutenant here with his take next. ♪ to get our best offer of the year: zero percent financing for seventy-two months, plus an extra one-thousand cash back across a full lineup of ford cars, trucks and suvs. so hurry and save big on america's best-selling brand. it's the final days of the ford year end sales event
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>> trish: news tonight, terror being blamed for two attacks in two days, leaving more than three dozen dead, sparking new fears of a rise in isis sees. >> the word from russian president putin is a blast at a supermarket in st. petersburg yesterday was terrorism. an ied was planted in the store, leaving 13 people injured, officials say that it contained 7 ounces of explosives and enough shrapnel to create some damage. no one had claimed responsibility, but at an event today putin described it as a terror attack and that another was planned in that city, apparently a reference to a tip
from the cia about a possible string of planned bombings. there had been a few other bombings and attacks in that city. and putin went on to say today, that if there is any more resistance, the terror suspects should be liquidated on the spo spot. seven suspects were arrested in connection with the thwarted plot, they were said to have links with isis. meanwhile over in afghanistan, that countries isis offshoot claiming responsibility for a horrific bombing today, a packed shite muslim was the spot. death and destruction from other explosions around the outside of the building. the latest figures we are getting is 41 killed, 84 wounded, that include students, women, children. she had targets have been hidden by the sunni extremists, isis
and afghanistan, started something in 2015, it has been growing in strength as isis has been fading in other places like iraq and syria, back in afghanistan between isis and the taliban, a very dangerous place. >> trish: thank you very much, more with more, the former green beret contributor. very good to see you, colonel, we were talking about how there is been such an improvement in the fight against isis, and they have far less territory, but they almost do not need the territory, because they can do so much damage in the lone wolf style attacks. do we work with putin, can we work with him on this as we tried to figure this out? >> yes, president trump is absolutely correct in that isis is defeated as a state, and as
an islamic state, but not as a movement, and islamic's extremism is not defeated as a movement. i'm surprised that russia has not been on the side of more of these attacks given that it sided with the assad regime in syria and the airplanes have bombed the sunni opposition four years now. so i think it given the fact that putin just signed a major agreement with the assad regime which is aligned with iran to expand the president's long term and permanently in syria, i think that we are going to see more of these attacks. in afghanistan, 20 of the 40 of the world's recognized a terrorist groups are in the afghanistan/pakistan border. that's why president trump's decision was so bold and critical to stay engaged there. either we are going to fight it and fight this war in places like kabul or in places like
kansas city. and i mentioned a number of these groups, the terrorist groups and the number of rogue regimes both iran, north korea, syria are using american citizens as hostages and bargaining chips against the united states, as we speak they are being tortured, held, and they have to be front and center in our strategy is whether we are dealing with rogue regimes or terrorist groups to get these americans home. >> trish: you brought up north korea, and that is increasingly a problem for us. we have new pictures that suggest china is selling oil to north korea, and this is something that the president was not too happy about, especially considering that he had been trying to talk to the president and had him at mar-a-lago, et cetera, basically saying that they got caught red-handed, allowing oil to go into north korea, there will never be a friendly solution to the
north korean problem if this continues to happen. so china tells us that they are all on board for the sanctions, and then they sell oil to north korea? how are we going to trust anything china says in the whole dialogue? >> for decades now, literally decades china has agreed publicly that north korea must be nuclearize to, they just agreed to a another round of u.n. sanctions, which nikki haley deserves credit for getting both the chinese and russians on board, but the proof is in the pudding with enforcement, the chinese on the one hand really released custom numbers saying that they cut off oil and gas and food stops to the north korean regime, but we have this evidence of black-market and other nefarious dealings, the chinese have updates on their shoulders to peacefully stop this program before it becomes a menace to the world, and i think that the president is right in not
rolling the dice that kim jong un is a rational actor and not rolling the dice on an american city, saying, china, you take care of the program or we will. >> trish: we want them out of there, we do not want a kim jong un run nuclear rise to regime. >> it is not regime change, it is kim jong un, china, you can have your puppet governments, but we are not going to allow his finger on a nuclear-capable icbm capable of taking out an american city. it is worth pointing out that the ground-based missile defense in california and alaska is only about 50% effective, i'm not going to take that bet once a north korean icbm is in the air. >> trish: i have to leave it there, there are a lot of economic options here, we can get tough with china and it does not have to use the military. we can say, you know what, we are not going allow the trade or the corporations to be over there and get all of the technology stolen.
>> and the secondary sanctions against the chinese are critical. we have to do everything before on the table. >> trish: absolutely, you need to move a few dollars along the enemy lines here. thank you so much. a major legislative victory for the white house, one problem, the republican says that her work is done. tennessee congresswoman diane black is here, a big announcement for you. that is next. ♪
♪ >> it was the repeal of the individual message, that is an assessment. do you have the privilege of paying a lot of money so that you do not have to buy health insurance. all right, the most unpopular thing. we revealed it. >> trish: that was president trump talking about what could be the next big
agenda item for his administration. a revisiting of health care reform. earlier this week the president protecting republicans and democrats will eventually, he said, come together on the issu issue. well, you might have to do it without a key committee chairman. an op-ed on foxnews.com, tennessee congresswoman diane black saying she will step down as the house budget committee, because she is running for governor in 2018 in her home state. an exclusive interview, so good to see you. congratulations are in order. >> thank you, it is good to be with you this evening. >> trish: walk me through what is next. i know that you are leaving, and we are going to talk about your plans in a moment, but what do you anticipate being the front and center policy item in d.c. in '18? >> we looked back on this last
year, i am very proud and honored to have served as the budget chairman where all three of the measures, conservative bold measures came to my committee at the beginning of the year. we were peeled and had a replacement for obamacare, unfortunately, the senate did not come through, we were able to put out a conservative budget in 20 years, and attacking the deficit spending, the senate did not follow through on their measure, but we did change the conversation and the culture they are in the house of representatives, and i think that that will continue this year. third is to get the tax reform, which really helps those in the middle income, getting results to the economy, and very proud of that and i think that there will be an effort to go back and look at health care and say, what can we do besides what we did in the tax reform bill of repealing the individual mandate? gives people an opportunity to buy the insurance that they want at a price they can afford, that is the beginning of this. there are a lot of other things
that can be unraveled in the bill as well. >> trish: you have the repeal in, but not the replace parts, so it is going to be challenging, he may need to bring everybody together, i'm sure that everybody is going to want to weigh in on this. i have looked at it many different times, many different ways, congresswoman, there is not an easy fix for health care. i mean, if it was, somebody else would've figured it out by now. >> it is not, but here in the state of tennessee, we were doing it the right way. we had policies within our state, we had a single-payer system, we were the project here in the state of tennessee. i was the state legislator. when we repealed out and put something in place that really gave people an opportunity to choose what they wanted at a price they could afford. when obamacare came along, we were told here in the state of tennessee by the obama administration, no longer can you do what is working in your state. >> trish: you may have an opportunity to do much more for your state.
you are running for governor? >> i am running for governor, i said that i was going to congress to do three things, i've done that and now i will bring that conservative agenda back to the state of tennessee, a state that i have served in state legislator that i have loved, and looking so forward to being back in my state and being a part of the solution here. >> trish: good luck to you, happy new year. we are going to be right back. ♪ it's resourceful. elusive. shrewd. cancer. is. smart. it pushes us. we push back. we even push each other. to challenge conventional thinking. find smarter solutions. that's what makes us one of the leaders in precision cancer treatment. forging ahead with technology that wasn't available to cancer patients just
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>> trish: this is a nice way to end the night, check out this picture posted by donald trump jr., showing his dad, president trump photobombing his son and brother they are added to christmas dinner. pretty cute. i will see you tomorrow night. ♪ >> good evening, everyone, welcome to "tucker carlson tonight," i am brian kilmeade, and unless you know something different, i will be filling in the entire hour. more recent to be skeptical about robert mueller's so-called independent investigation, and a blog post posted tuesday. get this, new york attorney general the former state senator boasted about more than 100 different actions he has taken to resist the sabotage the trump administration paid why does it matter? snyderman has been colliding with the investigation. of trying