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this super monday. we've got a great after the show show. it's an unscripted policy. >> there is whiskey overthere. the super bowl was last night so we'll have a great after the show show. >> sandra: president trump touts his tax reform bill in the heartland today. in the swamp washington swirling with reaction to the bombshell f.b.i. surveillance memo as we learn that this could just be the beginning. good morning, everyone. i'm sandra smith live. >> good morning everyone. i'm eric shawn in for bill hemmer this morning. new fallout on capitol hill this morning over the controversial memo released by the republicans and the house intelligence committee alleging that the f.b.i. and department of justice abused their surveillance powers in the early stages of the russia investigation. >> sandra: democrats are calling the memo misleading and want to get their own version out to the public. >> to the extent the memo deals
with the dossier and fisa process, the dossier has nothing to do with the meeting at trump tower or an email sent by cambridge an lit ka. the dossier has nothing to do with george papadopoulos's meeting in great britain and nothing to do with obstruction of justice. there will be a russia probe even without a dossier. >> the interest wasn't oversight. the interest was a political hit job on the f.b.i. the goal here is to undermine the f.b.i., discredit the f.b.i., discredit the mueller investigation, do the president as bidding. >> people are afraid they look really bad. there are personal relationships in there. marital relationships, who is working at fusion gps that funded the report. christopher steele has admitted that he was desperate to make sure donald trump didn't get elected. people should see the bias for what it is. >> john roberts with us now live on the north lawn. good morning, john.
>> never seen kellyanne conway in a hat before. a new memo from the democrats. one the democrats say corrects mischaracterizations contained in the republican memo issued on friday. the president this morning taking aim at the ranking member of the intelligence committee adam schiff in a tweet saying little adam schiff who is desperate to run for higher office is one of the biggest liars and leakers in washington right up with comey and others, must be stopped. last monday the intel committee voted against the release of the democratic memo because it hadn't gone through the same process as the republican memo to scrub it for highly sensitive information for intelligence gathering. today at 5:00 p.m. the house intelligence committee will meet and vote whether to release the democratic document. the white house indicated on friday it welcomes the same
sort of presidential review that the republican memo went through in a statement sarah sanders said minority members of the committee have reportedly drafted a separate memorandum. the administration stands ready to work with congress to accommodate oversight requests consistent with standards to protect intelligence sources and methods. at the same time the white house is taking aim at opponents, including congressman schiff and john brennan for criticizing the release of the republican memo. >> i'm sure those three individuals or their staffs have been involved with leaking classified information themselves. the double standard here is a little ridiculous. what we're interested in is getting the facts out. allowing the american people to see what is going on and allowing them to evaluate the facts >> republicans told their democratic process they'll follow the same process the republican memo went through to
get the democratic one out. republicans don't know what it is that the democrats want them to transmit to the white house. that is a bit of a mystery for some members of the committee. there is also curiosity among some republicans as why, unlike the republican memo, the f.b.i. and d.o.j. have not weighed in saying they don't think this one should be released. >> we'll see what the vote is when it comes. what else is the president saying about the memo? >> the president is seeing that as vindication for his campaign at the very least of any wrongdoing. the president believes that it was this fisa memo and the surveillance of carter page that was the basis for the launch of the russia investigation. the president tweeting over the weekend this memo totally vindicates trump in quotations, the campaign in probe but the russian witch hunt goes on and on. no collusion or obstruction. after looking for a year collusion is dead, this is an american disgrace.
we may hear more from the president on this today. he is headed to cincinnati later on this morning and has a speech on tax reform. eric, we'll be watching that for you from our perch here on pennsylvania avenue. >> we'll be watching it for you here for the next two hours. >> sandra: for more on this let's bring in byron york chief political correspondent for "the washington examiner". monday morning now after the release of the first memo, the republicans demanding that, now democrats want to release their own version. >> it is going to come out. the process the republican memo went through. first the intelligence committee voted to let every member of the house read it and then after a period in which about a week or a little more everybody had read it, then they voted to make it public and then it went to the white house. we saw all that happen last week. so the democratic memo has already been available to members of the house.
the full committee voted unanimously to make it available to members of the house. now the question is do they vote to make it available to the public and thus send it to the white house? the answer i'm hearing from republicans is yes. before that republican vote to release their memo to the public they let the director of the f.b.i. read it and two other officials at the f.b.i. read it before that vote. have democrats done that? it seems to be a little fuzzy right now. we don't know exactly what they have done. there will be a vote this afternoon and my -- what i'm hearing is that republicans will support releasing the memo. >> sandra: byron, you saw john roberts and his reporting show us the tweet from the president towards adam schiff calling him little adam schiff. he is the top demon the house intel committee saying he is one of the biggest leaks and liars in washington adam schiff has moments ago responded in form of another tweet and he wrote this. mr. president, i see you've had
a busy morning of executive time. instead of tweeting false smears the american people would appreciate if you turned off the tv and helped solve the funding crisis. protect the dreamers or really anything else. byron. >> okay. well, while they are going at each other, other people are talking about what the memo actually means. the one we've seen, the republican memo. and president trump has claimed it is totally vindication for him. republicans see it in a more limited sense. they believe it shows serious problems with the early stages of the trump russia investigation inside the f.b.i., inside the justice department. that's what they are focusing on now. this was months before the appointment of robert mueller in may 2017. but they are following to see where this goes and they think they have uncovered serious problems with the beginning of that investigation which, remember, was occurring at the height of the presidential campaign.
>> sandra: an interesting point that the president is seeing this differently -- this memo differently than fellow republicans. the president, as he did tweet, says it totally vindicates him. does it? >> the president as you might imagine takes the trump view of all this and i would think -- if you talk to republicans, they would say no, this does not mean that all of the trump/russia investigation goes away. there are a lot of moving parts in this. there are a lot of other areas which republicans are very suspicious about the actions of the f.b.i. and justice department. but this is one part of it. the carter page wiretap was one of only two americans. the other being paul manafort, that we know were wiretapped in this investigation. it is important. right now they're moving on as devin nunes says on fox this morning, they're moving on to an investigation what was done in the state department so far as the trump/russia matter goes. there is a lot more to look at
and republicans are not saying that this is some sort of total vindication of the president. >> sandra: we'll see where democrats they're pressing for this vote today to release this anti-nunes memo. we'll see if it counters that one. byron york, always good to see you. thank you for being on this morning. >> thank you. >> major investigation underway at this hour to try and figure out why that switch was apparently in the wrong position tragically sending this amtrak train on its way from new york to florida slamming into a freight train in south carolina early yesterday morning. that deadly crash left two amtrak employees dead and has injured more than 100 passengers. >> there are bodies everywhere. the seats came up off the floor. glass came out all over the train.
just bodies laying everywhere on top of one another. >> investigators are saying this accident was preventable. >> we need to find out why it happened to prevent it from happening again. fully operational system could have avoided this accident. that's what it's designed to do. >> a series of amtrak train collisions in recent months and serious concerns about rail safety in our country. we'll be live on the scene of this accident later in this hour. sandra. >> sandra: a potentially big shift in our foreign policy. new reports the u.s. is redeploying forces from iraq to afghanistan. we'll tell you what is behind this move and get reaction from retired four star general jack keane. plus this. >> the democrats, i really believe they don't want to make a deal and think of it. they've given up on daca and
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i think there are some elements here to make progress. the additional troops to be sure, the relaxed rules of engagement, bringing over helicopters and strike aircraft to be more effective against the taliban. also permitting our advisors to be right down at the fighting level will clearly make a difference. all that said, all of that by itself will not be decisive in having a favorable outcome unless we do one other thing and the one other thing is we have to shut down the afghan-taliban sanctuaries in pakistan. that the pakistan government and the pakistan military are protecting. >> eric: how do we do that? the administration has threatened cutting off aid. what do we do? >> we're cutting off aid. that won't do it because the pakistanis can easily make up that aid from china. i would try sanctioning the chief of staff of the pakistani
military, the director of their intelligence service, call them out. try to get them to be denied international travel. they are supporting those safe havens and providing aid to them which has impacted on the loss of american lives and afghan lives. if that doesn't work, then we have to take those sanctuaries down ourselves using u.s. military and cia assets. otherwise -- >> eric: we need to attack the sanctuaries in pakistan? >> absolutely. >> eric: they've got nuclear weapons. >> so? what are they going to do with nuclear weapons? they are going to use them against us? that doesn't make any sense. what are you talking about? >> eric: it's a nuclear state and we can attack pakistan. what if there is a military blowback and it explodes from there? >> the pakistanis know what they're doing. they have our u.s. blood on their hands. they have the blood of the afghans on their hands.
they are fully complicit here. they know what has been happening. what i'm suggesting is we target those sanctuaries and take them down once and for all. that has got to be done. we're in a war here. there are american lives at stake here. we have to be decisive about this and stop playing around. we've been putting this on for 16 years and that thing will never end unless we do what i'm suggesting. now, if they want to take them down themselves and coercion i'm suggesting may work, if it doesn't work, then we've got to have the stomach to deal with this thing once and for all. >> eric: what if they don't take them down and what if the administration doesn't take your advice? you're right, the cost of blood and treasure of our country 16 years and the taliban sadly has not been tamped down. >> the war will go on protracted and years down the road we'll pull away and create
another major, major sanctuary for radical islam inside of afghanistan that so hurt our country 16 years ago. >> eric: do you think finally, general, that this can be won? you have to deal with the philosophy of radical islamic terrorism, you have to deal with the extremism in the muslim community versus the suck -- secular world. a process that the west must defeat. >> undermining the ideology of islam is a generational issue. killing taliban. 85% of the people in afghanistan do not agree with the taliban. this is about killing and capturing them and separating them from the people. it has always been a kinetic issue. not a hearts and minds issue here at all. it will take some determination to see it through. the trump administration made the right decision. we're staying.
the second thing they have to do is take the safe havens down so the pakistanis voluntarily take them down. if not, perhaps we do it. >> eric: if some of the decisions made before were made rationally we wouldn't be in this situation now. >> i agree with now. >> eric: thank you for your insight. >> sandra: it was one of the most powerful moments from the state of the union address. >> president trump: you were powerful witness to a menace that threatens our world and your strength truly inspires us all. we pledge to honor otto's memory with total american resolve. thank you. >> sandra: now otto warmbier's father will be going to the winter olympics with the vice president. the promise mike pence is making before heading to the opening ceremonies plus all eyes on the stock market this morning. 10 minutes away from the opening bell.
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>> eric: a suspect is in custody after allegedly gunning down an off duty fire captain in arizona. the 34-year-old kyle breyer, a u.s. marine veteran was riding on the back of a golf cart in scottsdale in the street when a 22-year-old began driving his car closely and bumping into the rear of that cart on the street. breyer got out. went out to the driver's side window and was shot in the head. police say the man escaped from the scene but turned himself in hours later. >> sandra: just a few hours the president heads to cincinnati
where he will be touting his tax plan from a sheffer cylinder plant. all eyes on the stock market this morning. big question, can it bounce back from friday's big loss? joining us now maria bartiromo, she is in studio this morning. always good to have you. you have been all over the place. we loved having you on from davos as well. cincinnati, the president is heading there today to tout the tax reform and how it's working and this company is an example of a company that two brothers built this company in 1952 in a garage and he is going to go talk ot this factory, i believe, and say it's working, right? >> for sure. and you can't get more hard working men and women than exactly where he is going. he is trying to attract that forgotten person, the person that he spoke about so much on the campaign trail. sandra, it is getting harder
and harder to deny the impact of this tax plan. it has been very positive. you see companies across the board, 200 plus companies have given out bonuses to employees. when you go from paying almost 40% of your income in taxes to 21%, that's a big deal and why we're seeing a good back drop in terms of the fundamentals of the economy now. >> sandra: it's working. one area it's played out is the stock market it was going up but not last week. a different stock market last week. over a 1,000 point drop in the week for the dow. friday was a little scary for some. they saw the 665-point loss just in one day, maria. is this any sign of a longer-term trend? is the market turning around? i have to ask that question after a week like that? >> i don't think this is a shift in terms of sentiment. i think there is still a pretty good bid under this market and good support for the market. we've gained $8 trillion in the last year and a half since the
election. you have to believe that any hint of reason to lighten up would probably be a good idea. you don't want to get greedy here. you gained $8 trillion in market value since the election. at this point now people are being a little more selective because of the prospect of what comes with a stronger cone me, higher interest rates and the potential or inflation. the jobs number on friday 2.9% growth in wages in the last year. that means we're finally seeing wages, which have been so stubbornly low for so long begin to move. when interest rates go higher investors have a decision to make. do i want to go the safe bet and keep my money in treasuries as interest rates go higher or do i want to go and still have a risk that equities creates? now when you have $8 trillion under your belt you say maybe i'll lighten up. i don't think there is a change in sentiment. i'm not surprised to see -- >> sandra: a lot of people think they missed out on the rally. sometimes this can be an opportunity for someone if they see the stock market pull back
a little bit to actually get in. that being said this tax reform plan has been a huge part of that rally. do you expect that we will hear -- you said over 200 companies have announced changes, bonuses, increased wages, benefits to their workers as a result of that plan. is that only the beginning? i mean, even as far as paychecks are concerned in the month of february not everybody is even seeing the increase in the paycheck if they are going to see one. you still have to see all of this play out. >> i think you make an important point. what people miss really. the truth is this has a runway. this is going to have a lot longer legs than you think. it is not just these 200 companies that have paid bonuses. you have sectors like financial services that have still yet to feel the impact of a roll back in regulation. you'll see an impact over the next year and some people talking about 5.4% growth in the first quarter or 7% growth. nominal growth. you're seeing things pick up. it will continue over the next year.
earnings expected to be up 28%. that's a a great back drop. >> sandra: the president good idea to take a victory lap and show up in cincinnati with the first lady. talk to this company. giving its employees a $1,000 bonus as a direct result of this tax law. >> if he doesn't go and communicate the message and the impact of the tax law the other side will. they're trying to pooh-pooh it. i think it's a good idea. >> sandra: not crumbs to their 120 employees they have now. >> not armageddon. >> eric: new fallout this morning in the republican surveillance memo controversy. what we're learning about the senior d.o.j.'s official contact, the guy on the left and his wife with the ex british spy behind the anti-trump dossier and fusion gps. republicans say the dnc had a direct pipeline into our justice department. plus this.
>> sandra: the eagles are super bowl champs for the very first time ever. philadelphia, as you can clearly see, is fired up, a live report from the party still raging in the city of brotherly love. >> eric: new reaction to justin timberlake east show. a growing chorus of critics are saying you fell short. >> sandra: i thought it was fun. your brain changes as you get older. but prevagen helps your brain with an ingredient originally discovered... in jellyfish. in clinical trials, prevagen has been shown to improve short-term memory. prevagen. the name to remember.
profit forecast says maria bartiromo are still on the rise. maybe the market taking a bit of a breather. she pointed hints of inflation, maybe the fed will raise interest rates sooner or later or more often. all playing into the sell-off. we'll keep our eyes on it. >> eric: president trump saying fisa memo totally vindicates him in the russia probe. those others over the weekend are disagreeing with that as democrats are pressing for a vote to release their own 10-page point by point rebuttal to that republican memo today. but house intelligence chairman devin nunes on "fox & friends" this morning saying dems are trying to shift the focus from what the gop memo uncovered. >> we enjoy the criticism because when you are being criticized like this by all the major networks and being attacked by the left, we know we're getting close to the truth. i think the american people are just beginning to learn the truth about the hillary
campaign and the democratic party and their involvement in how they corrupted our institutions. >> eric: to talk more about this is mr. dupree who was assistant attorney general under george bush. one part of this memo focuses on the actions of bruce ohr saying he communicated with christopher steele, funneled his material to the f.b.i. while ohr's wife worked for fusion gps and concealed from the fisa court. to you is that troubling? >> based on what i see in the nunes memo it is troubling. in fairness we will put it in a larger context. i'm sure there will be a democratic rebuttal and have to evaluate it in that light. i will say this, when you're within the justice department and particularly when you are conducting or considering conducting an investigation
into political actors, people working on campaigns, a candidate himself or herself, you need to go the extra mile to make sure that every action you take can stand up to the spotlight and is free of partisan bias. in this situation it certainly seems that if you have personal connections or that you were somehow getting funneled information from the democratic national committee that would be a red flag. the standard here is appearance of impropriety. >> eric: you think they should have told the judges that? >> i think they should have told the judges that this information had certain political origins, yes, i think they should have said that. >> eric: the democrats say it was in the memo that it was political but they did not say dnc or clinton campaign. >> right. that's what i meant when i say we need to find out what exactly they said before we can draw a firm judgment. the question is did they mislead the federal judge or did they give the federal judge enough information so that judge could make the decision
himself or herself whether this information was credible, whether you needed to discount it, whether you needed to take it with a lot of grains of salt. that's the 64,000 dollar question here. >> eric: some say the political information should never have been involved in a law enforcement action. i talked to congressman mike turner from ohio. here is what he said. >> if this is okay, then donald trump can do this in our next campaign as he is going up for reelection. he can hire a foreign agent to look for dirt on his opponent and give that to the f.b.i. and have them enter into into evidence in a fisa court. it is wrong doesn't matter if it's hillary clinton or obama's administration or donald trump as our current president. it shouldn't happen ever. >> eric: just because it comes from a political source, does that make it wrong? are you hear me? >> if something comes from a political source, that doesn't mean you can never use it. what it does means, you have to
be extremely careful with it. you have to discount it, you have to understand that you may not be getting 100% reliable information. again, doesn't mean it's completely hands off. it means you have to be very careful with what you've got because of its origins. >> eric: do you think they were careful enough? any indication from this memo or evidence we have that this information was sufficiently corroborated to acquire this fisa order? >> based on the nunes memo at least to my mind it raises serious questions about corroboration or about whether this was reliable. again, i keep coming back to we do need to put this in context. these fisa applications are not narrow documents. they're big old stacks of people that go to a federal judge. i would be absolutely shocked if all the justice department went into the fisa court with was the single dossier. i have to imagine that there was a lot more supporting information. again i suspect we'll find out exactly what went in. >> eric: do you think it should
be released, the democratic memo? should the we see the fisa -- >> my view with the democratic memo it should be released providing it goes through the same vetting process the republican memo went through. let's let the american people see the evidence and decide for themselves. >> eric: all right. hopefully sunlight is the best disinfectant. thank you so much. >> sandra: philadelphia has gone bonkers. thousands upon thousands of eagles fans taking to the streets basking in the glory celebrating long and hard singing fly, eagles fly late into the night. things did get out of hand. cars were flipped, people were climbing street lights. store fronts were damaged. streets were jam-packed for almost half a mile. the city is still standing, though.
the eagles earning their first super bowl victory defeating the defending champion new england patriots 41-33. foles threw three touchdowns and got mvp. it was a crazy, exciting game that went into -- for those that wake up early in the morning it was late but it was fun. >> eric: foles, that was super duper. they tried to pull that one off. >> sandra: what a story to have him bring up his baby girl at the end was a special moment. >> eric: what did you think of justin timberlake. >> sandra: he is not getting praise this morning. his halftime show lots of criticism over the audio. ♪ >> sandra: i for one loved it. the overall consensus from critics and fans on the internet the show was very bland. the one high point was his tribute to minnesota's own prince on honoring the star
during the show. the real star, did you catch this one? selfie kid. timberlake ended up running up into the stands. a moment in and of itself. taking a quick moment to pose with this young man for a selfie. >> eric: look at that. >> sandra: he seemed beside himself so busy trying to pull up the photo app he wasn't paying attention to justin timberlake singing next to him. it was a fun moment. >> eric: i was in the kitchen. i burned the pigs in the blanket. i didn't see that. i'll have to watch. there is a new bipartisan immigration plan talking about serious things. it might be missing one of the president's biggest demands, doesn't have the border wall in it. what's going on with that? where do we go from here in the legislation and with this new idea in washington do you think an immigration deal is even possible? >> sandra: plus congressman trey gowdy has been at the center of some of the most high-profile investigations in
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>> eric: fox news alert. larry nassar back in sort this morning being sentenced for the rash of sexual assault cases and the huge scandal that involved more than 260 young victims. nassar has been hit with a 175 year sentence for decades of sexual abuses and just moments ago he was sentenced to a concurrent 40 to 125 years in addition for molesting young gymnasts. we'll see some of the victim impact statements in court
today. the former u.s. gymnastics doctor. it has caused an uproar in the u.s. gymnastics program and professional abuse in the workplace. a stunning, stunning case. >> president trump: they want to make a a deal and use it for political purposes for elections. i really am not happy with the way it's going from the standpoint of the democrats negotiating. daca is something to absolutely be easy to do and i don't think the democrats want to take care of the daca recipients. i don't think they want to take care. when you ask how is it going? we want to make a deal. >> sandra: we're days away, can you believe it, from the next government shutdown with president trump and the democrats apparently far apart on an immigration deal.
senators mccain and cuhns releasing a new plan but it doesn't have funding for the border wall. kris wilson worked for ted cruz and mary anne marsh. they join us now. mary anne, why would they introduce something that doesn't have something for the border wall? the president said he won't sign any legislation unless it includes it. >> donald trump wants a deal on dreamers, here is your deal. it is bipartisan. you have mccain and kuhns and senate, democrats and republican in both cases. here is your deal. the way it should have always been dealt with is separately. do the dreamers, do the wall, do the budget, three separate things. but donald trump doesn't want to do that. so i think it is just as likely that we don't have a deal on the dreamers or the wall and that both of them could be hanging in purgatory for the next year. the ball is in donald trump's court or see if congress is willing to stand up to donald trump. they haven't been willing to do
that yet. >> sandra: chris, while this plan includes for those dreamers a solution for them, an opportunity for citizenship, it orders a study to figure out what border security measures are needed. that's not going to go over well with president trump. >> , no it's not. the ordering a study is a scam that exists in washington you give me what i want and i'll study what you want. this is dead on arrival. mccain and kuhn's know that. john mccain, the most effective ad he ran is one where he was standing at the border saying build the [bleep] wall. now he comes out with a bipartisan bill that doesn't include it. when democrats are trying to play to their base using dreamers as human shields to try to win an election in november. it's unfortunate. there is zero chance it happens. they have a base angry at them over tax cuts and they
capitulateed last time and now we have to go back in and get our base -- we won't be able to take advantage of the electoral advantage they should have because of a republican president now. i think it will be another situation where they'll have to capitulate. the american people are not with them on this. they support some amnesty for dreamers but support a wall stronger. >> sandra: we are talking a few days away we'll see this movie again, mary anne? here is what john mccain said in his statement introducing this bipartisan legislation, this plan which we just detailed includes a study for the border wall. the current political reality demands bipartisan cooperation to address the impending expiration of the daca program and secure the south border. where does this leave us, mary anne? >> in purgatory, that's the problem. i mean, really what should happen here is what i said before. deal with all of them separately but remember in the senate you need 60 votes to
pass a budget resolution. 60. there are only 51 republicans. that means you need nine democrats. there aren't two democrats or three democrats who will agree to anything that doesn't include dreamers and/or maybe a deal on the wall. that's the problem. let's separate all three of them. >> sandra: we have to leave it here. >> 10 democrat senators are in states trump one. one of the reasons trump one is because of this issue. >> sandra: we'll leave it there. thanks to both of you. it is setting up to be an interesting few days for that deadline. >> never dull. >> eric: investigators are trying to figure out why the wrong switch was thrown that caused the deadly amtrak train collision in south carolina. why the train was on the wrong track just before the horrible crash. >> tech: ...every minute counts. and you don't have time for a cracked windshield.
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>> eric: new details on the deadly train crash in south carolina. investigators now work to determine what exactly caused that amtrak passenger train to hurtle down a side track and slam right into a parked freight train. jonathan serrie is live in south carolina close to the location of that crash. jonathan, what exactly are the ntsb looking at, the signals and the switch? >> today investigators plan to talk to surviving crew members on board that amtrak train while their memories are still the fresh and can recall what happened. investigators are at the site collecting evidence. they've already recovered a forward-facing video recorder from the amtrak train which may provide clues as to its speed and investigators are trying to determine why that track switch was locked in the wrong position. >> key to this investigation is
learning why that switch was lined that way. because the expectation, of course, is that the amtrak would be cleared and would be operating straight down like this. >> instead the passenger train was diverted to a side track where he crashed into a parked freight train. two were killed, more than 100 passengers were injured. >> there were bodies everywhere. the seats came up off the floor. glass came out all over the train. just bodies laying everywhere on top of one another. >> about half a dozen patients were admitted to the hospital. the others were treated and released. >> eric: so sad. jonathan, it has called for improved railroad safety that the positive train controls that could have been in effect but aren't. >> you mentioned pts implemented by the end of the
year. it is a gps-based system. the ntsb chairman said it is designed to prevent this very type of accident. it takes into account the location of trains, the position of track switches and can stop trains from going too fast or colliding with other trains. amtrak ceo richard anderson discussed ptc is a telephone conference with reporters. >> it is important in this country that ptc be implemented by the end of the year and that we don't give any more extensions. >> ntsb officials will hold a news conference this afternoon at 4:00 local time. >> eric: it's astounding that isn't in place right now. thanks so much. sandra. >> sandra: house intel committee chairman devin nunes in a growing showdown with democrats after the release of a memo charging surveillance abuses at the highest reaches of the f.b.i. and d.o.j.. >> people who were in the memo were the people who were most
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the chairman of the panel, devin nunes fired back this morning at the other side. >> there is no question they want me gone. but whatever they accuse you of doing is what they are doing. so we know that there has been almost 100 leaks that we believe have come from the democrats in the house intelligence committee. >> sandra: chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live in washington for us this morning. >> also this morning on fox the republican chairman of the house intelligence committee stood by the memo and hit back at reporting that the f.b.i. had told the national security court or the fisa court the trump dossier was a political document in a footnote. >> they've continued to leak out bits and pieces of information to create narratives that quite frankly have one thing in common, they're always false. so a footnote saying that something might be political is a far cry from letting the american people know that the democrats and the hillary
campaign paid for dirt that the f.b.i. then used to get a warrant on an american citizen to spy on another campaign. >> on the sunday shows the committee's democrat wants their version public, adam schiff said the republican version was incomplete and driven by politics, not intelligence. >> we do oversight you haul them in under oath and you say why was this included and that included? the interest wasn't oversight. the interest was a political hit job on the f.b.i. in the service of the president. >> democrats are pushing for the release of their 10-page memo and there could be a vote by the committee as early as this afternoon. democrats will need to adhere to the same longstanding congressional rules so they would need a majority on the committee to have it move forward, sandra. >> sandra: here we go again, right? what do we know about the other memos, catherine? >> chairman nunes said one more memo is coming looking at the state department.
fox news has previously reported on former u.n. ambassador under president obama samantha power and the identification of americans whose phone calls, text messages and emails were swept up during foreign intelligence gathering called unmasking. power was unmasking at such a rapid pace in the final months of the obama administration that she averaged more than one request for every working day in 2016 and even sought information in the days leading up to the inauguration. powers told lawmakers she didn't make the request herself and doesn't know how others made the request using her name. >> sandra: thank you for all that. >> eric: president trump and the top democratic member on the intel committee have been trading shots at each other all morning over the memo battle. kevin corke live at the white house with the latest. so what is the white house saying at this hour about this debate, kevin? >> they continue to speak with one voice. we've heard them say this continuously. there has been no collusion and also suggesting, my friend,
that the foreign intelligence surveillance court was abused. that process was abused by some leaders at the d.o.j. and f.b.i. meanwhile that memo continues to draw strong criticism from the ranking democrats on the intel committee. california congressman adam schiff who the president took to twitter this morning to say this. calling him little adam schiff. he has used little before to describe other folks. this tweet says little adam schiff was desperate to run for higher office is one of the biggest liars and leakers in washington up there with comey, warner, brennan and clapper, adam leaves closed committee hearings to illegally leak confidential information. must be stopped. the california democrat responded. this is what my job has become. tell you what people are saying about each other. mr. president, i see you've had a busy morning of executive time. instead of tweeting false smears the american people would appreciate if you turned
off the tv and helped solved the funding crisis, protected dreamers or, really anything else. thanks to the help of some willing partners at the d.o.j. and f.b.i. -- >> if you look at the memo itself it reveals -- raises very serious questions how this probe has been handled from the beginning. the citing of opposition research, shoddy opposition research from the other campaign to spy on a campaign aide of the trump campaign. it raises real questions. >> speaking earlier today on fox news. democrats say this memo has nothing to do with the truth. it is all about distraction. >> the goal here really isn't to find out the answers from the f.b.i. the goal here is to undermine the f.b.i., discredit the f.b.i., discredit the mueller investigation, do the president's bidding. >> as you heard catherine herridge report earlier schiff continues to push for the
release of the democratic response. a 10-page memo. has not been approved just yet. >> eric: all right. meanwhile the president is off to ohio today going to cincinnati to visit a factory where folks got their $1,000 trump checks? >> i don't care what anybody says, $1,000 bucks is not crumbs. that's the message the president will be taking to the buckeye state once again. i should also mention in addition to talking about manufacturing and of course the trump tax cuts, he is also going to be talking about economic revival so important in that part of the country. by the way, the first lady will be accompanying the president and she will visit cincinnati children's hospital. that should be a terrific outing. back to you, my friend. >> eric: we'll be covering that later on the fox news channel. >> sandra: for more on this let's bring a reporter from "the washington examiner". you heard the back and forth already happening this morning.
we're referring to it as memo mania. where are we with all this now with the democrats pushing to release their own? >> well, i think we've moved to a slightly new stage now because the or -- originally the democrats warned that releasing the memo would endanger national security. once the memo came out, we realized that claim didn't pass the laugh test. there is nothing in it which could possibly endanger national security. so now we have a new phase where, for example, leon panetta, a loyal democratic soldier and has gone into battle for the democrats on this suggests that somehow or other the release could create a constitutional crisis. that, too, is a nonsense but we have another memo coming from the democrat adam schiff, and frankly it should be released. i think the more the public can see consistent with not betraying national security or endangering it the better. we can judge therefore who did wrong and who has been wronged.
>> sandra: do you think we will actually see that? will the president go for that? >> i think he has already indicated he will. and the republicans have indicated that they will. it is a 10-page memo. my understanding is that it contains in its current form more material that is going to have to be redacted because it focuses directly on the nunes memo but it goes a bit more to the underlying sources, etc. it will probably have quite a bit blacked out from it in the way the nunes memo did not. but i have no doubt that it will come out and i don't think that the president or the republicans on capitol hill have indicated that they don't want it to come out. >> sandra: when you look at the president's tweet this morning that kevin corke showed us from the white house, little adam schiff desperate to run for higher office leaking closed committee hearings illegally, confidential information, must be stopped. i wouldn't say that sounds like there is a -- >> i think there are two
different things here. there have been an enormous number of leaks and devin nunes and the president are blaming the democrats. i think there is a very strong suspicion that's where the leaks have been coming from. but i don't think it means they will want to block the memo. i think senator schumer, the minority leader over the weekend wrote to the president urging the release of the memo. and saying that it would be seen as extremely unfair and unbalanced and just for political purposes if the nunes memo were allowed out but the schiff memo were not. i suspect the schiff memo will come out. that doesn't mean to say there won't be, as there already has been this morning, this vos -- back and forth between the democrats and president casting aspersions and blame. >> sandra: i want to play this clip of congressman hines over
the weekend, basically saying what this democrat memo, what we will learn from it. listen. >> what we are going to learn when the democratic -- if and when, we hope it is the democratic memo is released, which is a counter point to the republican memo, what we'll learn is that it is not true that this fisa warrant was awarded solely on the basis of the steele dossier. >> sandra: so will this be a strong counter to the republican memo? >> you know, the claim that has just been made is a strawman. i don't think it has been suggested that the fisa application rested entirely on the steele dossier. what has been claimed and what andy mccabe conceded in testimony to congress is that the application would not have gone ahead but for the steele
dossier. so there is just different nuances in the way that people are presenting this. i don't know that anybody has said there was no other information other than the steele dossier. we know that was about 30 pages. the size of the application to the fisa court was probably the size of a telephone directory. there is a lot more in it than the steele dossier. would it have happened without the steele dossier? that's the question. >> sandra: the final question on the president tweeting that the republican memo released friday totally vindicates him in the russia probe. does it? >> no, i don't think that -- that's an exaggerated claim. what it does do is raise suspicions about the way that the f.b.i. acted. and the fact that it raises suspicions, for example, by not revealing it was a piece of opposition research and that the man doing the research was committed to preventing the president from being elected. not revealing that to the fisa court raises suspicions and the
biases in the f.b.i. against trump have already been revealed. does it mean it proves there is nothing for mr. mueller to investigate? it certainly doesn't. >> sandra: hugo of the washington examiner, good to get your insight to the memos. a lot will change this week. >> eric: he thinks the president posting that the memo is an exaggerated -- clears him is exaggerated. what does this guy think? judge andrew napolitano up next about that boast. plus this. >> the president has said openly he wants to help the dreamers three times as many of them as barack obama did. so i don't understand why the democrats can't accept victory as victory. >> sandra: brand-new reaction coming from president trump as the immigration battle heats up yet again. we'll tell you what he is now saying about reports regarding a deal that does not include funding for the border wall.
>> eric: the father of otto warmbier will join vice president pence at the olympics as the trump administration calls out kim jong-un. >> president trump: incredible people. you are powerful witnesses to a menace that threatens our world and your strength truly inspires us all. thank you very much. thank you. [applause] looking for balance in your digestive system? try align probiotic. for a non-stop, sweet treat goodness, hold on to your tiara kind of day. get 24/7 digestive support, with align. the #1 doctor recommended probiotic brand. also in kids chewables.
>> president trump: every shameful trial they sentenced otto to 15 years of hard labor before returning him to america last june. he passed away just days after his return. tonight we pledge to honor otto's memory with total american resolve. thank you. >> eric: president trump, of course, honoring the memory of otto warmbier during his state of the union address. otto was the 22-year-old university of virginia student who died in june just days after his release from a north korean prison and we're learning that his father, fred, will travel to south korea with vice president mike pence to attend the winter olympics. joining us with more on this is governor john sununu, former
white house chief of staff to president george h.w. bush. i think this is brilliant. a vivid, compelling, emotional reminder to the world of the unforgiving brutality of kim jong-un's regime by having mr. warmbier there. >> not only brilliant it's important. the north koreans have been very successful since the clinton administration in creating either a false sympathy. you know, they talked about the starving north koreans and we gave them food, etc., and other processes to create an incentive for the west to kick the can of nuclear development down the road. the president has said there is no more road. the north koreans tried to create some road with the charm offensive at the olympics and i think mr. warmbier and mike pence are going to remind the world that it is time to end strategic patience and put some pressure by their presence there on the chinese and the
russians to start participating in fixing the development of nuclear weapons in north korea as a threat to the world. >> eric: the vice president has been saying it's a charade, the south korean, north koreans operating under a banner, the women's key steam. the north korea singer is being treated like lady gaga. kim jong-un will not back down at all. >> he is exactly right on that and as much as we are concert with the south koreans in trying to find a peaceful diplomatic resolution to this issue, frankly we are also concerned that the south koreans may be inclined and they are important recipients of the message being created by the trip mr. warmbier's presence and the vice president's strong words. >> eric: as we watch the
olympic we'll watch out for mr. warmbier. what should americans keep in mind as we see what rolls out over the next month when we know what the reality is >> we should remember the concern that we all expressed when the false alarm occurred in hawaii. and that was a message to us of the reality of the threat of a north korea with nuclear weapons and launch capacity that can reach parts of the u.s. we cannot let them get to that point in reality. and i think as they see this offensive they ought to tell themselves we won't fall for this, we're going to recognize we have to put pressure on the russians, the chinese, and our friends in south korea to figure out how to stop this. >> eric: that is for sure. governor john sununu. thank you as always. i see your book "the quiet man" up over your shoulder. >> thanks for pointing it out.
>> eric: the only surviving of the isis cell that attacked paris in november 2015 appearing in public for the first time since his arrest nearly two years ago. he arrived in brussels after being transferred from a prison in paris. he faces attempted murder charges in belgium for the police shooting that led to his capture. he has refused to speak to investigators in france.
days after his capture extremists struck in brussels. in all, 162 people have been killed in the radical islamic terrorist attacks. >> sandra: fox news alert a suspected chlorine gas attack on civilians in syria coming after a weekend of renewed air strikes in a rebel-held enclave in a northwestern part of the country. 11 people are being treated for gas poisoning. david lee miller is live in jerusalem with more on this. what do we know? >> this is not the first time that syria has been accused of using chlorine gas. a 2016 u.n. report cited three other instances. we don't have independent confirmation of this latest reported attack on sunday in rebel-held province. the syrian/american medical society said its hospitals treated 11 people for the gas
poisoning and syrian civil defense say six rescuers and other people had breathing problems. days ago the trump administration accused syria of using new kinds of weapons to deliver chemical weapons. the syrian foreign ministry said the united states is only looking for a provocation to attack syria. >> sandra: what else do we know more about the air strikes? >> we know that syrian government forces, as well as russian forces, hit a number of hospitals and several buildings. this also happening in this province. what's significant about this province, it's the last remaining province still controlled by rebels. rescue workers carried out babies from one of the hospitals that was hit while others tried to put out a fire. according to a witness, a five-story building there was leveled. more than a dozen people feared
dead. others resulted for rescue workers digging through rubble for survivors and more air strikes attacking a rebel-held area east of damascus today killing 23 civilians. reports from the scene there say that number is expected to increase as rescue efforts get underway. all this latest blood shed taking place after a russian fighter jet was downed after it was hit by a missile on saturday over a rebel-controlled area. the pilot ejected but died a short time later. there are conflicting reports whether he blew himself up or he was killed by forces on the ground. al qaeda-linked group has claimed responsibility for shooting down that aircraft. >> sandra: david lee miller, thank you. >> eric: a growing showdown on capitol hill on this monday as the battle over the dueling memos because the latest partisan slugfest. will the democrats get their version out? they are supposed to vote later on today.
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document rebutting the republican memo. that claims abuses of government surveillance powers that hurt the trump campaign, they claim. the house intelligence committee is holding a vote on the democrat's memo later on this afternoon. will we see it? chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel on capitol hill with what we can expect. hi, mike. >> how intelligence republican explained why he was cautious about the democrat's rebuttal memo. >> there was information in there that i did believe led to erosion of national security. there were some references to ongoing intelligence operations. i believe they're working through that and it we're going to vote on it. >> chuck schumer is trying to turn up the pressure saying, quote, a refusal to release the schiff memo if light of the fact that chairman devin nunes memo was released will confirm the american people's worst fears that the release of nunes
measure was trying to undermine mueller's investigation. they say the gop side was cautious about releasing the democrat's memo because it hadn't been fully checked out. >> i think we saved the democrats from some hypocrisy here. he was making the case unless we release our memo until it was vetted. then they wanted to release theirs without being vetted and why i voted against it. if they have want to vet it. >> the top democrat is worried about a breakdown in trust between the intelligence community and that particular committee. >> there is a compact between our committee and the intelligence community. you give us your deepest held secrets and we'll hold them in good confidence and won't abuse them. they are going to share a lot less with us now and other sources of information are going to decide not to share with the f.b.i. because they can't rely on our committee not
to be partisan in the handling of that information and that's a deep disservice which ultimately makes the country less safe. >> a number of republicans favor releasing the memo as long as it is scrubbed of sensitive national security information. >> eric: all right, mike, thanks so much. >> sandra: thank you, eric. we want to bring in judge andrew napolitano on all of this this morning. it feels like a bit of a food fight this morning. republicans got their memo, dems say it's us now and the president is exchanging words with schiff and where does this leave us this morning? >> it leaves us with the conclusion when you are examining law intelligence data if you like donald trump and want to support him you'll find some things in there and if you don't like donald trump and you want to undermine him you will find some things in there. congressman schiff's warning thater i can just played is a legitimate concern for law enforcement and intelligence. technically the committee is
the regulator of the intelligence aspects of the government, whether it's nsa, f.b.i., d.o.j. or any of the other 14 or 15 intelligence agencies. as a practical matter the committee would not know what the intelligence community is keeping from it because only the intelligence community knows what it has. stated differently they do operate on a basic mutual trust. so now the republicans got their version out on friday. we all analyzed and read it and talked about it. bret baier had a terrific interview of devin nunes at the end of the day, one of the principal drafters of the memo he never saw the fisa memos he was commenting on. congressman schiff went on another network saying the fisa court had a lot more than just what the republicans will tell you it had. so it's almost like a he
said/she said. we do know the federal government, the executive branch sometimes takes fisa for granted, has a cavalier attitude about it. it is a very weird court. there is no opposition there and it meets in secret and it grants well over -- well over 99% of all the warrants that the d.o.j. and f.b.i. and the n.s.a. request. >> sandra: you've never been quite a fan. >> i've never been a fan of it because it violates the fourth amendment. a high standard for warrants. for fisa warrants the standard is lord. ---lowered. >> sandra: the push for democrats to get their memo out. president tweeted this: he leaves closed committee hearings to leak confidential information. must be stopped. adam schiff fired back, mr.
president, i see you've had a busy morning of executive time instead of tweeting false smears the american people would appreciate if you turned off the tv and solved the funding crisis, protected dreamers or really anything else. >> the president of the united states had the final say on the release of the republican memo. he will also have the final say on the release of the democratic memo. he can stop it, he can redact things from it or he can just sit there and let it come out. i don't know which way it will go. >> sandra: in the morning it indicated he would release it. >> from the tweet and the criticisms will it come out? i want to see who on the committee are spinning. i think the republicans overpromised and under developed. i wonder if the democrats do the same. >> sandra: trey gowdy on the impact of the russia probe.
the president said he felt vindicated by the release of the memo. >> the memo has no impact on the russia probe? >> not to me it doesn't. i was pretty involved in the tracking of it. the dossier has nothing to do with the meeting at trump tower, nothing to do with an email sent by cambridge an lit -- there will be a russia probe even without a dossier. >> most of the law enforcement community agrees with congressman schiff on that. >> sandra: you don't feel the president should feel vind case? >> i don't think he should have a false sense of confidence. i understand why he says things like that. it is -- legally it's of no moment. >> sandra: when and if we do see this democrat memo, do you think this will be a complete counter to the republican one? >> the democrats have said it
will. we'll see if they delivered on their promise. it shows you why the american public should be able to see the raw data on which these things are based. if there is whistleblowers in there and private information in there inadvertently captured you can redact that. in terms of what andrew mccabe said to the committee and what applications were made to the court, let us see it with our own eyes. >> sandra: i want to know one thing. as we go through all this. it is hard to keep track of all this and it's my job to do so. people have other jobs trying to keep track of all this because they want to know what it means for them. do you believe at the end of the day with these memos being made public and having this transparency that there will be any accountability or any change when it comes to the f.b.i. or the d.o.j.? >> i hope so but i'm not optimistic about that. fisa has been in place since 1978. every time it is renewed it is expanded with last month.
they sat on the knowledge of the fisa abuses and kept the rest of congress ignorant while congress voted to expand fisa. the president probably didn't know about this at the signed he new the fisa into law. it now grants the government more power to spy on us. >> sandra: judge, thank you for being here. lovely to start our week with you. >> thank you, a pleasure to be here no matter what we're talking about. >> sandra: eric. >> eric: president trump is sounding off just moments ago on twitter as the immigration battle heats up again. what he is now saying about a bipartisan bill that guess what? does not -- not include his number one priority. that is the border wall. our panel takes up that straight ahead. if you, like many people,
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security? when i was speaker of the house, we're talking now about 20 years ago, we passed the initial wall for san diego and it works. we don't need to study the wall. and frankly it is a lie. >> eric: that was former speaker of the house newt gingrich referring to a bipartisan immigration bill introduced into the senate today. its sponsor of john mccain of arizona and democrat chris kuhn of delaware. it ofshs offers a path to citizenship for the dreamers but doesn't include a funding for the wall on the southern border. all this as the deadline is looming for a short term spending bill. congress must pass that by thursday in order to avoid another government shutdown. president trump tweeting any deal for a money without a border wall is a non-starter saying any deal on daca that does not include strong border security and the desperately
needed wall is a total waste of time. march 5th is rapidly approaching and the dems seem not to care about daca. make a deal. a former obama campaign consultant joins us and a fox news contributor also. lisa, the president is saying make a deal. how do they make a deal if there is no border wall in it? >> exactly. look, i don't think the democrats are negotiating in good faith here. president trump laid out a very middle of the road plan that really got a lot of conservatives on the right upset with him giving a pathway to citizenship to 1.8 million illegal immigrants and nancy pelosi said it was a plan to make american white again. i'm not really sure where you go from there that giving amnesty to 1.8 million illegal immigrants is making america white again and dick durbin that leaked alleged comments in an effort to try to hurt president trump politically and the democrats shut down the
federal government over daca. i think all those things combined demonstrate the left not really negotiating in a good faith effort. >> eric: marjorie, do you think that's the case? how do you get a deal? if they're not operating in good faith? >> on both sides of the aisle there are people standing their ground on certain issues and unwilling to give at all. the border wall and path to citizenship on the other. i think what john mccain and chris coons have proposed, representing both parties makes a lot of sense. it is moving it out of the emotional, which is i have to have my wall or i have to have family immigration all different kinds of issues to let's take a rational approach. that approach being let's look at it and actually find out what works in terms of border security. immigration has changed in 20 years since newt gingrich talked about the wall going up in san diego. we need to look at from a practical standpoint how we spend money and what will work.
people don't argue that border security or some kind of enforcement needs to happen. they do think from a humanitarian standpoint we need to protect the people who came here as children by no will of their own. that's a practical approach. >> eric: the president would say the wall is not emotional. chain migration is not emotional. he would see the visa diversity lottery is not emotional, it is practical and why he wants to propose it and why he wants his wall. >> if that's true a study will illustrate that. >> oh, come on. >> research will show -- >> the reality is the democrats have expressed zero interest in addressing the underlying concerns or border security or addressing illegality at the southern border. they've demonstrated zero desire to address those issues. president trump is saying we have to address -- that's actually not true that's actually not true. there is -- the compromise. >> eric: wait a minute.
wait a minute. let me break in it's not that they have a zero desire. you have the coons-mccain bill. he has money to there to deal with border security but no wall. >> we know that's a joke, though. also senator john mccain is an outlier to many republicans on this issue and it will be a non-starter with the house freedom caucus which they have to move it through the house. marjorie, if i can finish. i let you finish. look, that bill that is being introduced today is an outlier and a non-starter with many republicans as you weighed out earlier. president trump has laid out four things he wants to get done on this deal and all are incredibly reasonable trying to address some issues with chain migration, getting rid of the visa lottery. i haven't heard anyone make a good argument for keeping and
he also says he wants something along the southern border in terms of a wall. this is something that democrats, including senator dianne feinstein, voted for at one point in their careers not that long ago. >> eric: up or down do you think it will pass or dead in the water? >> i think everything is dead in the water right now personally. >> eric: up against the clock. thank you both. sandra. >> sandra: breaking news happening right now. new details on a former british spy at the center of this entire memo battle.
republican chairman of the senate judiciary committee chuck grassley along with another senior senate republican lindsey graham sent a criminal referral to the justice department asking for an investigation of christopher steele who compiled the dossier on the basis they said there was evidence he had lied to the f.b.i. about his contacts with the media and the distribution of the dossier. if you can come back to me a second you can see we have now received an unclassified version of that criminal referral and you can see it's very heavily redacted. buried within the document is a new allegation by the senators that clinton associates also fed information to steele. it reads in part it is troubling enough that the clinton campaign funded mr. steele's work but that these clinton associates were contemporaneously feeding mr. steele allegations raises additional concerns about his credibility. the names of the individuals are redacted in that document and senators graham and
grassley are asking the justice department and f.b.i. to now do an emergency declassification because they think much of the document should now be public because some of the information is consistent with what was in that house intelligence committee memo that was released on friday. i think it's worth noting that it may be a case of overclassification by the f.b.i. and justice department because there are portions where they redact the title of media reports including a "washington post" report about the dossier, sandra. >> sandra: any particulars on the information that you are learning that the clinton associates fed to steele, catherine? >> it is clear they make the allegation that clinton associates were also feeding information to steele at the same time he compiled this dossier, though they reached no conclusions over whether steele used that information or whether it was used by the f.b.i. to verify elements of the dossier. >> sandra: wow, that's breaking news coming into our newsroom this for
us. >> eric: stunning revelation. president trump is leaving the white house in the next hour heading to ohio and greet some thankful factory workers. they're a bit richer thanks to the trump tax policy. who's the new guy? they call him the whisperer. the whisperer? why do they call him the whisperer? he talks to planes. he talks to planes. watch this. hey watson, what's avionics telling you? maintenance records and performance data suggest replacing capacitor c4. not bad. what's with the coffee maker? sorry. we are not on speaking terms.
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philly jubilation and pandemonium. thousands of eagle fans taking to the streets to celebrate basking in the glory. singing fly eagles fly and things got a little out of hand. cars were flipped. people climbing street lights even though they greased all the lights trying to keep people from doing this kind of thing. i don't understand it. store fronts were damaged. streets were packed for a half mile. the city is still standing, though, this morning. what a night it was. >> one guy was in a store window. smashed the window in macy's taking a selfie when he got arrested by police. >> many were celebrating in good spirits there a long time the fans waited for a super bowl win. what a few moments there was. pink singing the national anthem. she was sick but still stood up there. philadelphia her hometown. nick foles, what a story. >> they planned that move out
since last january. that's foot ball planning. >> celebrating by holding his baby girl lily at the end was a neat moment. bill hemmer back tomorrow and at the game. hopefully he stayed warm in chilly minneapolis. "happening now" starts right now. >> jon: we begin with a fox news alert on the firestorm over that republican memo. while the president gets ready to hit the road on this monday morning. good morning to you. i'm jon scott. >> melissa: did you watch the game? >> jon: of course i did. >> melissa: it was awesome. >> jon: great super bowl. >> melissa: back to serious stuff. the president set to leave the white house later this hour for a speech in cincinnati followed by the continuing fallout over the fisa memo. the president now says it is totally vindicated and intelligence chairman devin nunes says despite the criticism, republicans did the right thing. >> a footnote saying that something might be poli