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they're awesome. thank you. >> we would love to hear you sing us out. >> do you have a number ready? >> go ahead and hit it quickly. ♪ >> bill: breaking news this hour. president trump saying it's time to invest in america. and today the white house is requesting just that, unveiling a massive $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan arguing it will cut through a lot of red tape, boost the economy and protect our borders. the debate is on. hope you had a good weekend. we had a wash-out in the northeast. they're lining up in twos up here. good morning. welcome to "america's newsroom." >> sandra: good morning, bill. i'm sandra smith. a new budget proposal promising $23 billion for the new wall and beefed up border security. mick mulvaney sitting down with chris wallace on sunday. >> this may be the most
complicated budget everyone will do. tomorrow we're going to be doing an update to our 2018 budget which we released in the spring in order to bring it in line with the spending deal passed last week. last year in the 2018 budget we asked for some money for the wall. i think it was $1.6 billion. we're asking for $3 billion this year. we're assuming in our 2018 proposal that a daca deal is done and border deal is funded. >> john roberts is live from the white house. >> good morning. 11:30 this morning the office of management and budget will unveil the 2018-2019 which includes a massive infrastructure program. the president tweeting about that this morning saying it will be a big week for infrastructure after so stupidly spending $7 trillion in the middle east. it is time to start investing in our country. give you the broad brush strokes. it's 1.5 trillion in total.
$200 billion of that will be money from the federal government, seed money, loan money. the white house pointing to the fact like programs like the transportation innovation act mean one federal dollar will generate $40 in project dollars and $50 billion for rural infrastructure in block grants to governors and streamline the permitting process to two years basically have one agency take the lead in permitting depending what kind of permit they're looking for and changes to trade, education and licensing expending pell grants for two-year programs and ahe lou licenses to be eligible across the country. a carpenter in california and want to get a job in new england you can transfer the license. in terms of the overall budget an additional $300 billion for the military over two years. $23 billion for border security
which would hire 2750 border patrol agents and put $18 billion toward the wall over two years and $13 billion to fight the opioid epic. it cuts domestic programming quite dramatically to save $3 trillion over 10 years. here is mick mulvaney on that yesterday. >> take the money that the democrats want to put to the social programs and move it to things like infrastructure and opioid relief and things that are in line with the president's priorities so if it does get spent at least it gets spent in the right places. >> he has gone on to say the budget makes hard choices. fund what we must and reduce what we borrow. the budget agreement reached last week is going to push the deficit for 2019 to over a trillion. difficult to see where they are reducing borrowing. >> sandra: where are we with the memo?
>> adam schiff will take the memo back to the fbi. the white house was worried before it got the memo last week that he was going to fill it full of sources and methods things that had to be redacted or that would cause the president to reject it as what happened last week. the ranking member adam schiff of the house intelligence committee maintaining that the white house is trying to cover something up. let's listen to what schiff said and the white house response. listen here. >> what's really going on here, major, is the president doesn't want the public to see the underlying facts. >> the president released the first memo because it didn't reveal sources and methods. this democrat memo does not keep american lives safe. it reveals serious national security information that could quite frankly put our lives at risk. the president is not going to do that. >> the president weighing in on
twitter over the weekend writing the democrats said a very political and long response memo which they knew because of sources and methods and more would have to be heavily redacted and blame the white house for lack of transparency. told them to redo and send back to proper form. another issue the white house will have to address is what did it know and when did it know about rob porter, the former staff secretary who was forced to resign last week in a cloud of allegations of domestic abuse. the president certainly didn't help when he tweeted out people's lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. some are true and some are false. some are old, some are new. there is no recovery for some falsely accused. life and career are gone. is there no such thing any longer as due process? john kelly taking heat but even though he offered to resign is not going anywhere.
now it zeroing in on the white house counsel. he knew about this. he was warned about it to some degree by rob porter that in the f.b.i. clearance investigation that his ex-wives were going to be saying things about him. according to the white house porter was not fully forthcoming to mcgahn in terms of what the extent of the allegations were and when the picture hit last wednesday it changed the whole equation. >> sandra: thanks for all the updates. >> bill: i think we have to take the show to the white house, sandra. every day all day. thank you, john. for more on the memo and budget proposal. republican congresswoman from tennessee marsha blackburn and running for the u.s. senate. is there an honest daca deal to be had in this congress? >> i believe there is. i think the president has been more than generous. i'm one of those that says let's begin with no amnesty at all. and then let's begin to work
through this process. secure the border, end chain migration. end the visa lottery system. make certain we do those things so we don't circle back again and continue having this. >> bill: the path to citizenship you could vote for that. >> i said no amnesty. with the dreamers. there is a difference in dreamers and the daca enrollees. i think that's an important distinction. there should be some way to work through the issue with the dreamers. for some of these individuals that use the daca program to come to our country or they're in gangs or drug trafficking or sex trafficking. those are not individuals that need any sort of accommodation. >> bill: go back to the original premise. could you do a deal that sees a path to citizenship for up to two million who are here if they clear the criteria you're spelling out? >> i would say find an
accommodation for them but no amnesty. we can't have individuals get in the queue in front of individuals that have been legally working through this process for years. i know families that have spent every dollar they've made, every dollar they've saved and 10 years trying to get their citizenship through the local process. it is completely inappropriate for someone to get the queue in front of them. >> bill: topic two on the budget. jim jordan was on fox news sunday and said the following. >> heck yes, come on, when you get elected to do the right thing on immigration and you have a bill they're talking about in the senate maybe passing. that's not -- that's going to hurt i think turn out and people aren't going to be pleased with that. then when you increase spending $300 billion to grow government and run a trillion dollar deficit heck, that can hurt us. >> i voted for this because we
have to fix the military, get them out from under the obama-era oppression that has just cut, cut, cut. 50% of the planes in the navy don't fly. at fort campbell in tennessee any constituents get parts from one to another to get it to fly. when you lose 80 of your troops in training accidents, you have to fix this. so you do have to fix the military. do you like the increases that are there? absolutely not. are we going to come back and do reforms and rework entitlements? absolutely and we ought to because you have to get the spending down and get to the point that we can have a balanced budget. >> bill: he is suggesting paul ryan is in trouble on the right. is he? >> people want to see money spent appropriately. cutting out waste, fraud and abuse is something i've worked on my entire career where the emphasis needs to be so we get
the right amount of spending into the right components and i think director mulvaney is right when he says with the president's budget come back and look at making those spending reductions in the domestic side and in the entitlements so that you yield $3 trillion in savings. >> bill: two more topics. on the russian memo matter. it is hard to see a resolution to this soon. >> i think we'll get a resolution. >> bill: from where? >> the democrats seem to write a summary memo that gave specific sources and information. you cannot do that. you cannot reveal sources. and what you have to do is go back, redact that, and then pull it out. and then release it. i think both memos should be released so that the american people know what happened. >> bill: it seems the back and forth has no end. >> i tell you, it's tough. >> bill: i think that's what
most vehicles across america sees. >> there should be a zero tolerance policy for domestic abuse. we're going to see what the white house does with this this week. zero tolerance. >> bill: marsha blackburn, thank you for your time. i'm out of time for now. thank you very much. >> sandra: fox news alert on a deadly helicopter crash in the grand canyon. three people killed saturday evening were british tourists on board the tour chopper when three other british tourists -- with other tourists when they crashed. three were rescued including the pilot. witnesses describing the scene. >> all of a sudden i saw smoke. people were gasping. there was one man and two ladies severely burned. >> the terrain where the crashed occurred is extremely rugged. it is only accessible by aircraft and our first
responders had a 20-minute hike to get to the scene. >> sandra: tours over the grand canyon were suspended following the crash. investigators are trying to determine the cause. >> bill: another alert. the conflict between two enemies heating up today. israel issuing a stern warning to iran after air strikes in neighboring syria. we'll talk to jack keane whether or not we're on the brink of another war. >> sandra: plus vice president pence. >> bill: democrats accused of playing politics to release their own fisa memo. where is that today? peter king is live when we come back. >> it was clear from the development of the democratic memo from the very beginning they packed it full of sources and methods. they said look, you need to make some redactions and technical corrections here and we'll get it out right away.
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>> it was clear from the development of the democratic memo from the very beginning they packed it full of sources and methods. their memo is sit pg at the house intelligence committee at the bottom of the capitol waiting to be redacted. if they wanted to get it out they would be down there yesterday getting it over to the white house so the public can know what's knit.
we want the democratic memo out. it's ridiculous and very political how they attack myself and chairman gowdy. >> bill: he said a lot until adam schiff saying a lot. he wants americans to see what's in the memo. when will they see it? this man wants you to see it. peter king, house intel committee. good morning. back up one moment. you've seen the democratic memo. was there anything in there that was offensive and gave away sources and methods, sir? >> there were a number of things in there. none of it changes the substance of the memo. i want the memo out but there are some indicators in there which would show our enemies how we're tracking them. different methods that we have. but that should be easy to take out without changing the substance of the memo. i want people to see the substance of the democratic memo. i stand with the republican memo. nothing in the democratic memo disproves anything we've said. the fact is the democrats used
or the f.b.i. rather department of justice used a memo paid for by the political opposition to get the court to get a fisa memo. they don't show any underlying justification for the dossier. >> bill: a remarkable to see how much of a 180 you have with your colleagues on the democratic side. when we talk to you and we talk to others it is completely the opposite. here is adam schiff. i'll ask you a specific question about this. watch. >> the hypocrisy reaches out and grabs you by the throat. here the republicans write a memo which the f.b.i. quite accurately describes as misleading, omitting material facts. the department of justice says it would be reckless to release it. the president said i'll release it 10000 percent. >> bill: i have a different
question. is adam schiff playing clean pool? >> everything the republicans do is obstruction. everything the democrats do is pure. he is misstating the fact. the f.b.i. went through the republican memo with a fine tooth comb. they could not find anything that threatened national security. one small issue on identifying someone. it was taken out. nothing to do with the substance of the memo. the memo was released did not have one factual error and did not have any inaccuracy and did not reveal any sources, methods or threaten national security. the f.b.i. and justice department did not want that memo to come out. they disagreed with the conclusion. there was nothing in the memo they could say is inaccurate. adam is totally misleading and distorting the reality. >> bill: you don't think he is being honest about this. do you stand by that?
>> not being honest on that. he is not being accurate. maybe he believes it in his own mind. we have had any number of witnesses in before the intelligence committee and before you can take your last breath after the interrogation and questioning is over the democrats are at the microphone saying how the witness didn't answer questions and was misleading and has to be called back. i can tell you, i've been on the committee, listened to all the interviews and major witnesses. i haven't heard one word yet showing collusion. all the democrats were talking about was all the sources and methods that we were disclosing. all of the national security risks that were in our memo. when the f.b.i. looked at it they couldn't find one. adam wants their memo out now. >> bill: 15 seconds left here.
i asked marsha blackburn this. i don't think the american people see a resolution to this. i don't know how much they care yet. is there an end to this story? >> there has to be. it is interfering with the process of government and the president. i would say the same thing if it was a democratic president. this has to stop. hopefully our investigation will be over soon. hopefully bob mueller will be finishing his. i am confident there is no evidence of collusion between the trump campaign, between president trump and the russians or anybody involved. if there is anything, it's more cooperation between the russians and the clinton campaign. >> bill: peter king the republican from new york. >> sandra: new surveillance video of a deadly plane crash that killed all 71 people on board. the latest on the investigation into exactly what happened here. plus new details coming in on
>> bill: a dramatic 911 call has been released from the wife of an accused cop killer. two police officers were shot and killed in the city of westerville near columbus on saturday on saturday responding to a report on domestic abuse. this is the call to 911. >> bill: that's the wife of the alleged suspect. the suspect now hospitalized. a prayer service was held to honor the officers on sunday. president trump also sending
his condolences to those in westerville. >> sandra: a potential breakthrough on diplomacy between the u.s. and north korea. a new interview with the "washington post" saying there is a chance for talks but you have to keep the pressure on pyongyang. no pressure comes off until they're doing something the alliance believes represents a meaningful step toward denuclearization. the maximum pressure campaign will continue and intensify. if you want the talk, we'll talk. greg palkot live from south korea with more on this. >> that's right, sandra. after a weekend of korean olympic diplomacy some potential shifting to ease the tensions here. yes, vice president pence in that interview saying the talks between north and south korea, even been the north and u.s. could be possible that he got
assurances from south korea president moon that pressure would be maintained on north korea to rid it of nukes and missiles. a love fest between moon and kim jong-un sister. they were together four different times including a concert sunday night. she extended that invitation to moon to come to pyongyang for a summit. the vice president had a close but cool encounter with kim yo jong at friday night's opening ceremony. athletes from the north are participating with those from the south. sunday night found a protest against the south's efforts to turn these games into the peace olympics. it was small but it was symbolic of many here who are cautious about getting too close to the north. sandra, our own experts are saying a possible shift on talks from the vice president would be important but we're already seeing other trump administration officials qualifying it. not an easy road to piece. back to you. >> sandra: thank you.
a lot of people talking about the back and forth happening there this morning. >> bill: did you watch the olympics? >> sandra: i sure did. >> bill: i think social media is killing my olympics experience, by the way. you have to pay attention to shut it off to make sure you don't blow it. >> sandra: spoiler alert. >> bill: how about red the 17-year-old american. awesome stuff. more coming up. 9:28 now. president trump saying it's time to invest in america. the details on what he would like to see as the budget priorities coming up. >> sandra: democratic congressman adam schiff calling out the president for holding the release of the democrats' rebuttal memo saying republicans are intentionally misleading the american people. marc short will be here to respond. >> bill: the games go on and the u.s. winning its first gold medal in south korea thanks to this guy. 17 years old.
>> bill: 9:31. we're open for business after a long weekend. i am certain for investors here and around the world. the dow up a percentage point at the open here. 255, 57 points now for the open. so futures reporting to a better open today after the whip saw of a week ago, which -- >> sandra: two minutes into the week. >> bill: but we were working on friday afternoon, right? we saw 1,000 point swing within the dow for the second time in one week. >> sandra: it was enough to make your stomach churn, that's for sure. >> bill: this is expected but if you listen to a lot of the smart people who follow this, we've entered a period of volatility that will take a while before it starts to --
>> sandra: interesting the gains this morning tied to the announcement of the infrastructure plan. big steel companies are up this morning. big machine makers, caterpillar is reaping some benefits from that announcement. tie that into our next guest. president trump unveiling his massive 1.5 trillion plan to revamp infrastructure in america this morning which includes a budget layout for 2018 adding $300 billion for the military and $23 billion for border security while increasing the number of border agents. funding for the wall and the fight against the opioid epidemic and cutting domestic spending to save $3 trillion over 10 years. marc short is from the white house. good morning, mark. does this plan make good on the president's promises, his campaign promises to do this? >> a couple important pieces we need to lay out.
yes, this is a delivery on the president's promise to reinvest in america's infrastructure. the way it will work the $200 bill in federal dollars won't be granted until state and local governments come forward with private investment to match it but the permitting process be streamlined. you hear the president talk about often the empire state building took a year to build some some roads take 10 years. >> sandra: let me ask you what you said. relying on the state, city and local governments in all of this because the "wall street journal" saying this is a gamble and this plan counts on states to do the heavy lifting and you are hearing the criticism coming from democrats this morning. nancy pelosi saying the president's plan shifts the burden on cities and states. how do you respond back to that? >> i'm not so sure it is shifting the burden. we're giving the states and
local communities the opportunities to invest in the project that the federal government hasn't been able to do for years. the reason the infrastructure is crumbling because the bureaucracy doesn't let it move forward. we empower the states and local alts to use federal dollars to match the reinvestment in their communities. giving state and local power back instead of putting a higher burden on them. conservatives appreciate that approach. >> sandra: a massive plan. a lot of money. the president has gone on the record many times saying our economy has not been able to grow that it could because of the crumbling infrastructure. how many economic growth this type of spending will spur? >> i'm not an economist. i did sleep at holiday inn express last night. let me give you a different perspective. there is volatility in the market because the economy is already growing. we've had 3% gdp growth the
last three quarters and revenues were 5.2% higher in january to the federal reserve. in fact, the economy is already turning a corner. the volatility you are seeing in the market is basically inflation expectations moving up which isn't all bad. when you had no wage growth and you had 1.8% gdp growth during the entire obama years and people are seeing their wages increase. it could be higher interests rates. that's not necessarily bad when you have that sort of growth. the reality is the market volatility is reacting to the growth they're seeing in the economy and expectations for higher growth in the months ahead. >> sandra: i want to move onto the back and forth on the memo. this is something the white house is dealing with this morning because it was friday that the white house and chief counsel decided to put out a letter saying we will not release that democratic memo. too much classified and sensitive information. the top democrat on the house intel committee adam schiff responded to that over the
weekend and i want to get your take. >> the president doesn't want the public to see the underlying facts. what is revealed in our memo are quotations from the fisa application that demonstrates how misleading the republicans have been. their goal here is to put the f.b.i. on trial, to put bob mueller's investigation on trial and the president is only too happy to accommodate. >> sandra: he claims the white house is intentionally misleading the american people. >> sandra, i think the reality is the white house will look forward to releasing that memo. let's keep a couple things in mind. one is that republicans voted in congress to release both the republican and democrats memo. democrats only voted to release their memo. there is enormous hypocrisy here. there are sources and methods in the democratic memo that the justice department doesn't want revealed. >> sandra: what is schiff's goal?
>> it is all political. what it is they intentionally put sources and methods in the document knowing the white house wouldn't be able to release it and they could basically go on tv and say we're editing the document. that is our belief. i think the president made the right decision. if that's the game you play i'll send it back to you, work with the f.b.i., send it back to us and we're happy to release it. >> sandra: something else on your plate is the president's response to rob porter who left the white house last week amid allegations of domestic abuse from two of his ex-wives. the president's response was criticized but put out a tweet talking about a lack of due process for men accused of domestic violence and sexual misconduct. is the white house standing by the president's comments and his response overall to this situation? >> well, sandra, i think the president, like all of us were saddened and surprised by the revelations that came forward last week. rob was a friend to many of us.
he did a great job inside the building. we can have zero tolerance for domestic abuse and violence against women. the president in my conversation with him has been clear about that as well. when the revelations came forward tuesday night, by wednesday morning rob had resigned. >> sandra: is he gone from the white house? >> rob is not here any longer. >> sandra: always good to get your take on things. so much going on already on a monday morning. thank you, sir. >> bill: more breaking news now overseas. new surveillance video released of a deadly plane crash in russia. it went down near an airport in moscow. 71 people all dead. we're live with the latest on the investigation today. amy, hello. >> good morning. russian investigators seem to have ruled out terrorism but at this point, bill, they do not have a dominant theory about what brought that 148 plane
down yesterday. they are looking at the whole range of possibilities. pilot error, mechanical failure or something to do with the weather. incidentally, bill, last year was the safest on record for aviation and this was the first major crash of 2018. we are learning more about the victims seeing heartbreaking images of family members in shock and grief as they gather in the airport their loved ones were supposed to return to. the pilot was an experienced one with 5,000 flight hours, friends say he just loved the sky. the air lanes plane took off from moscow's airport and disappeared from radar. the pilot didn't manage to make a may day call. it crashed 25 miles from the airport in snowy field where rescue workers have told through the night in some cases in waist-high snow. they've found 200 body
fragments. they believe it will be a good week before they continue -- before they final their work at that very difficult crash site. >> bill: thank you. updating that from london today. 20 minutes before the hour. >> sandra: fox news alert on reignited tensions in the middle east. israel's prime minister says he is not backing down. >> he seeks to use syrian territory to attack israel for its professed goal of destroying israel. >> sandra: israel ordering air strikes on syria after intercepting an iranian drone over israeli territory. >> bill: several media outlets taking heat over fawning over kim jong-un's sister at the opening ceremonies this weekend. >> the little sister of little kim still comes from a country where most of the people are starving to death. where repression is extraordinary. they haven't changed their ways.
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>> i've been warning for some time about the dangers of iran's military entrenchment in syria. iran seeks to use syrian territory to attack israel for its professed goal of destroying israel. israel holds iran and its syrian host responsible for today's aggression. we will continue to do whatever is necessary to protect our sovereignty and our security. >> bill: fox news alert. the drumbeat of war is back in the middle east. israelis sending a warning to iran. iranian drone entered israel, shot down by an israeli helicopter. anti-aircraft fire for syria downing an israeli f-16. that hasn't happened since 1982. israel has carried out dozens of raids inside of syria. retired four star general jack keane, fox news strategic
analyst and sir, good day to you. a lot to go through right now as we'll scan the world here. you say war is a real possibility now in the middle east. explain. >> what we're talking about is what iran has done to reset the table in the middle east. they are feeling very good about the victory they've achieved in syria and motivated the russians to come in there and successfully propped up the assad regime indefinitely and now what they want to establish is some rocket and military bases inside syria to encroach on israel. there already are 160,000 iranian delivered rockets in lebanon to put maximum pressures of the israelis. they won't tolerate this. >> bill: my sense is 2006 12 years ago in the war of israel
stunned the israelis. these rockets were inaccurate. they didn't have a lot of steering mechanisms. the sheer number of them, general spooked a lot of people in israel on the southern border and i think they reflect on that now whether it's in lebanon or syria. what is your view of that today 12 years later? >> that's true. that was almost stalemateed as a result of that war. and what shocked the israelis is just the sheer conventional military capability of the hezbollah which had been thought of as just a terrorist organization. the iranance are on the move in the middle east. the prime minister of israel has every right to call them out. he will not let them put the rockets and missile bases in there and why he continues to conduct air strikes into syria. he won't wait until he starts getting daily casualties in jerusalem and tel aviv because his air defense systems are
overwhelmed by iranian rockets fired by hezbollah. if that did occur i think he would go full throttle into lebanon with everything he has to take the hezbollah down. >> bill: something to watch. i know you are and we'll follow up on that. in asia in seoul, south korea vice president mike pence said this. maximum pressure campaign will continue to intensify. if you want to talk we'll talk. that's the message to north korea. has the position of this administration changed? i believe it has. >> well, the president has always said he would be willing to talk. what usually is said behind that word talking certainly is better than shooting, is that when we want to talk, we want to make sure the condition is on the table to denuclearize
north korea. that's the basis for us coming to talk. i doubt that's the position that north korea has today. clearly what's happening here my sources are telling me that the economic sanctions are starting to deprive north korea of about 70 to 80% of its revenue and commodities. they still have a door open from the sea. i think the united states navy and our allies should blockade that door immediately and shut that down and let's take all the wraps off and make certain we are imposing the toughest sanctions on north korea. >> bill: what did you think of the presence of his sister at the opening ceremonies over the weekend? >> propaganda victory for the north koreans to be sure. a bit of a windfall for them. moon made a mistake inviting that north korean delegation to the presidential palace. no justification for something like that given the horror that
regime has inflicted all koreans since 1953. that's totally out of line. >> bill: some american media outlets loved it. a lot of south korean people had a different opinion. >> i totally agree with that. listen, we're get pg down to a showdown. the director of the c.i.a. has told us we're months away from the ability of the north koreans. we need to put pressure on china. i suspect they have not come totally clean in shutting everything down here. but the administration is clear-eyed about this. they're focused on it and we're moving in that direction. time, honestly, bill, time is on the side of the north koreans here. >> bill: thank you for your time. come back later in the week. jack keane, plenty to talk about. >> sandra: the u.s. already making history at the winter games. we'll tell you about the woman who became the first american to land a triple axle at the
>> sandra: history-making moment during the winter games. nagasu being the first american woman to land a triple axel in an olympic event. wow. >> everybody's reaction. she became the first american to land that triple axel in the olympics. only the third woman to do it overall. tanya harding was the first american to compete using this jump and land it. she never did it in the olympics. it was a big back then when she delivered it. she landed it. the timing of when she did this
was interesting. 21 seconds into her long program. so you want to do these jumps early on before your legs get tired but at the same time if you don't land it that sometimes is when athletes get it into their heads and things go downhill from there. >> sandra: there is a lot of highlights. how about red gerard? >> 17 years old. the first american to get a gold medal of the entire 2018 olympics in south korea. he landed his slopestyle snowboard performance. this was a total come from behind victory. he was in last place going into his third jump. this is a sport where only one jump counts. the best jump counts. at his very last run he absolutely nailed it, 17 years old. so we can kind of give him a pass. after he found out he won he let out a curse word. >> sandra: he also takes the
title of youngest snowboarder gold medalist in history. these athletes make it look easy. going back to nagasu her coach said to land the triple axel she practiced for two years, 30 times a day every single day. to be honest 30 times a day seems not like a whole lot. i would need 100 times a day every day to get one completion around. >> sandra: what about the stuffed animals? >> interesting. have you noticed there are no flowers being handed out during the olympics. they are all the winners are holding stuffed animals. if you see there. that's an ode to south korean heritage because they're tigers. a lot more americans will be holding the tigers in the days to come. >> sandra: the cross-country norwegian skier. that was great, too. >> bill: red was a rock star. i, tanya. how will democrats change their
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>> sandra: this is a fox news alert memo mania part two. the democrats going back to the drawing board after president trump decides not to declassify their rebuttal to the gop's fisa memo because it was packed with classified information. welcome to a brand-new hour of "america's newsroom." i'm sandra smith. >> bill: how was your weekend? >> sandra: good. it was short. >> bill: yeah, right? >> sandra: not long enough. >> bill: i'm bill hemmer, good morning. the top democrat on the house intel committee adam schiff planning to meet with the f.b.i. about the redo. chairman nunes is republican is all for making the democratic memo public. the question is when. >> we want to democratic memo out. we think it's ridiculous on the face of it and very political how they attack myself, they
attack chairman gowdy. they turn carter page into some super secret russian spy. they talk about how christopher steele is a really good source, when we know he lied to the f.b.i. >> bill: catherine herridge picks it up from there live in washington good morning to you. >> thank you, bill. the ranking democrat as you mentioned says he will meet with the f.b.i. to go over the 10-page memo which is more than twice as long as the republican version. on the sunday talk shows adam schiff was pressed on whether the democrats' memo contained national security information. >> we are going to sit down with the f.b.i. and go through any concerns they have and any legitimate concerns over sources and methods we'll redact. >> why didn't you do that before you submitted the memo? >> yes, we did. unlike the republicans we gave the f.b.i. and department of justice the memo before we took it up into committee. >> according to the letter from rod ro*epts the democrat memo was reviewed and they have
highlighted sections of concerned and used red boxes to show where the release of national security information would cost the most severe damage. >> bill: the leading democrat laid into a senior republican. >> chuck grassley, direct oversight of the justice department and f.b.i. asked them along with senate republican lindsey graham to investigate whether the former british spy who compiled the trump dossier lied to f.b.i. agents about his contacts with the media and distribution of the controversial research. steele said he briefed the trump dossier a dozen times to major american media outlets and offering it to the state department and f.b.i. the criminal refefral is targeting the russia special counsel robert mueller. >> it is part of the same effort along with the chairman of our committee to try to put the f.b.i. and bob mueller's investigation on trial. it is a well-known defense
tactic when the facts look incriminating of your client you try to put the government on trial. >> bill: a spokesman for senator grassley disputed that claim and highlighting the fact the criminal referral makes no reference to robert mueller. if trump associates are prosecuted for lying to the f.b.i. grassley said the same lies out to apply to steele. >> bill: thank you, catherine herridge in cash kathryn her -- washington >> sandra: thank you so much for joining us this morning, mr. radcliffe. what should happen next? >> well, adam schiff should sit down with the f.b.i. as folks know he spent the last week saying that republicans should be ashamed of ourselves for not listening to everything the f.b.i. and the department of justice say. in this case what they say is that there are dozens of national security concerns, sources and methods in the
democrats' rebuttal member that need to be taken out. hopefully they'll listen and take them out and people see the memo. >> sandra: do they make changes to the memo and does it become a new memo or does ultimately the president then decide to release this memo? clear some of this up for us. >> sure, sandra. so if the democrats' rebuttal memo hypothetically says a highly placed intelligence asset attended a particular event in a particular country in a particular location at a particular time, which it does, i can figure out who that intelligence asset in. if i can our adversaries can. those are the types of sources and methods we're talking about. the democrats' memo has them all over the place. those things need to be redacted and taken out. that can be done. once that is done, then the democrats' memo will be declassified and the people will see it. it won't change the ultimate
facts. the democrats' memo doesn't and can't say that the fisa court was told that hillary clinton, her campaign and the dnc paid for this dossier or that christopher steele, who put together the dossier, was desperate to keep donald trump from becoming president or that same chris fofer steele had a personal relationship with the number four lawyer at the department of justice, bruce ohr and his wife, nelly, who did the research for the fusion gps. those facts won't change. >> sandra: nunes said we want it out and made it clear unanimously we want it to get out. it has become so very political nunes calling the memo itself so very political. talking about christopher steele. nunes says here democrats say he is a good source. here is what nunes said about christopher steele over the weekend. >> christopher steele lied to the f.b.i. and i can't for the life of me know when you have the house who said that this guy lied to the f.b.i., and you
have the senate who said this guy lied to the f.b.i., christopher steele, what is the justice department doing? where is the prosecution of christopher steele? it is a slam dunk case. >> sandra: he is calling it a slam dunk case. is it? >> here is what we know, sandra. christopher steele was an mi-6 agent. but we also know that when the f.b.i. employed him he violated their rules, he leaked information to the press and information about his dossier to the press. and for that reason he was terminated. so i understand that the criminal referral has been made. i will say at the end of the day the fact that he is a former british intelligence agent probably is going to preclude him from being compelled. i can't imagine the brits would ever extradite him. these answers will have to come from folks at the f.b.i. and the department of justice who handle christopher steele. that's what we are trying to
get to the bottom of >> sandra: if nunes asks where is the prosecution of christopher steele, your answer is what? >> it never comes from congress. we have an oversight role. we're bringing facts to light that will allow prosecutors to look into this particular process and if appropriate, bring charges against folks. as i said, compelling christopher steele to testify i think will be difficult. >> sandra: hum. so we're all left wondering what we are going to learn from all this. who will be held accountable and to bring it back to the politics surrounding the release of that memo, ultimately we heard from both parties the point of the release of these memos was so the american people could decide for themselves. so how does this all end, congressman? >> well, i think it's too early to tell. i do at this point think that we're on a path where the
american people should see both of the memos. they're both just summaries and both partisan to some extent. but there are underlying documents to these fisa applications. i am one of a few members of congress that have seen them. ultimately what we're trying to do for anybody who had the opportunity i've had, we've seen abuses to the fisa process where people have taken powerful surveillance tools for law enforcement and counter intelligence that are vital, appropriate and necessary but have used them for political agendas. i think those fagts need to come to light and how we restore faith and trust in the f.b.i. and department of justice that has been shaken with the american public. >> sandra: does it concern you, the back and forth and political nature of all this? >> absolutely. the f.b.i. and the department of justice are supposed to be decidedly apolitical. they aren't supposed to be the
story themselves. so it is troubling. it is heartbreaking. i spent a good part of my career at the department of justice and i'm more proud of that association than i am with the institution of congress. but the only way we can restore people's faith and trust is to go through this very painful process. be fair and deliberate about it but provide these answers so the american people can believe in our justice system again. >> sandra: thanks for coming on this morning and trying to clear up a lot of that. we'll see where this goes. >> thanks. >> bill: more breaking news now. the white house today rolling out the president's blueprint to boost america's spending on infrastructure. that plan calls for $200 billion in direct federal aid to stimulate 1 1/2 trillion in new investment. it will streamline the process for permits and approvals. give states block grants to invest in rural infrastructure and pave the way for improvements in vocational training. president trump will hold an
event with state and local officials talking about that initiative. earlier he tweeted this. a big week for infrastructure after stupidly spending $7 trillion in the middle east it is time to start investing in our country. end tweet there. so that's the white house list of priorities. we'll see how far. >> sandra: infrastructure spending, a lot of the commodity-related companies are up this morning. the market likes it for now at least. all right. breaking news this morning. we're following for you after a holiday trip ends in disaster. a helicopter loaded with tourists goes down in the grand canyon. details straight ahead on that. >> bill: robert deniro raging against president trump calling him a dangerous leader. we'll take up that debate in a moment. plus there is this. >> nothing surprises me anymore about the way the media portrays not just this white house but portrays everything else on the globe.
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portraits. the artist chosen by the former president for his portrait is known for larger than life depictions of african-americans in either heroic or old master poses. mr. bam in the former first lady both on hand for a big reveal. the artist said it will be like boom, end quote. we'll see it in a moment together coming up live from washington >> sandra: the mainstream media slammed across the twitterverse for glamourizing kim jong-un's sister while failing to mention the brother's regime. cnn. they said she is stealing the show at the winter olympics. howard kurtz author of the new book media madness. you noticed these headlines. what did you think? >> i don't know which made me cringe more. the headline about stealing the show or the lead sentence in
the peace. if diplomatic dance were an event at the olympics kim jong-un's younger sister would be favored to win the gold. an official from the world's most repressive regime is embarrassing. cnn is not alone in that. >> sandra: have they removed this story from their website? >> it is still up. no explanation. i do have to say in the fourth paragraph of the piece it says that her brother is a brutal dictator operating nazi style prison camps and oppressing political oppositions and executing his own family members. it's the headline lead that set the tone. reminds me of a line on the front page of the "washington post" yesterday calling kim's
sister the ivanka trump of north korea. >> sandra: michelle obama is speaking now. >> say it for their remarks and for their outstanding leadership in everything they have done to support us, to support the arts over these many, many years. i also want to recognize all of our dear friends and colleagues and our team members and family who are here with us today. too many to mention. joe, and i know jill is in traffic. thank you all for being here. we love you. hi, mom. what's going on? what did you think? it's pretty nice, isn't it? i see so many people that i
could thank. people who have been with us on this journey. we love you all. thank you for taking the time. i have to tell you that as i stand here today with all of you and look at this amazing portrait that will hang among so many iconic figures, i am a little overwhelmed, to say the least. i have so many thoughts and feelings rolling around inside of me now. i am humbled, i am honored. i am proud. but most of all i am so incredibly grateful to all the people who came before me in this journey. the folks who built the foundation upon which i stand. as you may have guessed, i don't think there is anybody in my family who has ever had a portrait done, let alone a portrait that will be hanging in the national gallery. at least as far as i know, mom.
but all those folks who helped me be here today, they are with us physically and in spirit. i am thinking about my grandparents, rebecca and parnell shields, southside as he is known now throughout the nation, lavonne and frazier robinson jr. they were all intelligent, highly capable men and women. they have the kind of talent and work ethic that usually destins people for greatnet. their dreams and aspirations were limited because of the color of their skin. i'm thinking about my dad, frazier robinson iii. a man who sacrificed everything to give me and my brother opportunities he never dreamed for himself. and, of course, i'm thinking
about my mommy, marian robinson, who is sitting in the front row supporting us, like she has always done. always putting herself last on her list so that she could give me and craig and our children everything that makes today possible. i'm also thinking about all the young people, particularly girls and girls of color, who in years ahead will come to this place and they will look up and they will see an image of someone who looks like them hanging on the wall of this great american institution. [applause] and i know the kind of impact that will have on their lives because i was one of those girls. and when i think about those
future generations and generations past, i think again wow, wow, what an incredible journey we are on together in this country. we have come so far. and yes, as we see today we still have a lot more work to do. but we have every reason to be hopeful and proud. and i am truly grateful to have had the opportunity to stand alongside my husband and play a very small part in that history and in that future. but i'm even more proud of the extraordinary woman and artist who made this portrait possible. amy cheryl. i have more to say about you, girl, not yet. [applause] now barack and i had the privilege of considering a
number of outstanding portraitists and i want to thank bill almond, goldman, smith, our team we love you guys. i know you are out there who guided us every step of the way. of course i can see you guys. but thank you. they guided us through every step of the way through this process. we never could have done this without you because you not only know your craft and all these folks but you know us intimately. you knew what we were looking for and what we wanted to say. so thank you three, the dynamic trio. and with their help we narrowed down the field to a key artists who barack and i interviewed. each of the artists had to walk into the oval office, yikes, and i almost wanted to start off each conversation by apologizing for putting them through this process. i mean, just to get this job they had to come to the white
house, to the oval office and get grilled by the president and first lady. i'm sorry. i'm so sorry. so it wasn't lost on us how unnerving this experience was for each and every one of them. and when amy came in and it was her turn, i have to admit that i was intrigued. i was intrigued before she walked into the room. i had seen her work and i was blown away by the boldness of her colors and the uniqueness of her subject matter. so i was wondering who is this woman? and she is so cute, too. [laughter] and then she walked in and she was poised and i just wanted to stare at her for a minute. she had a lightness and freshness of personality. she was hip and cool and that totally expected unexpected
kind of way. and within the first few sentences of our conversation, i knew she was the one for me and maybe it was the moment she came in and she looked at barack and she said well, mr. president, i'm really excited to be here and i know i'm being considered for both portraits, she said, but mrs. obama, she physically turned to me and she said i'm really hoping that you and i can work together. [laughter] and after that, she and i we started talking and barack faded into the woodwork and, you know, there was an instant connection that kind of sister girl connection that i had with this woman and that was true all the way through the process, which is a good thing because when someone is doing your portrait they spend hours staring at you, yikes. it is very intimate, the experience.
sow really have to trust the person and feel comfortable enough to let yourself go. and amy made that possible for me. we had that connection. so today i want to thank amy for being willing to put herself through this process. especially after it was -- i just felt for you, girl, to have to do that, right? to paint a portrait of michelle and barack obama is like cooking thanksgiving dinner for strangers. everybody has an idea of what thanksgiving dinner is supposed to taste like. the dressing that you love is the dressing you love. you don't want other stuff in it. and that's what it's like. people know what they feel and think and how they see us. so amy had to interpret that and do it under the spotlight. so i can only imagine that it has been a little stressful for
her but she has handled it with all remarkable poise and grace, which i think tells you a lot about who she is. she is obviously a woman of extraordinary talent and it is thrilling to see her getting the recognition she deserves with all the awards and buyers lining up to purchase her work. but even more important, amy is a woman of extraordinary character and strength. her path has been strewn with obstacle after obstacle. she has faced life threatening medical conditions of her own. made tremendous sacrifices to care for the people she loves. endured the heartbreak of losing those she loved and all through it she kept going. all along she stayed faithful to her gifts. she refused to give up on what she had to offer to the world and as a result, she is well on her way to distinguishing herself as one of the great
artists of her generation. it was a total joy -- [applause] it was a total joy to work with you, amy. i am so pleased and honored and proud of you. so it is my honor to introduce amy to all of you today, the woman who created this beautiful portrait. amy. [applause] >> good morning. thanks for being here so early. mrs. obama, i want to begin by saying thank you. thank you for seeing my vision and thank you for being a part of my vision.
i paint american people and i tell american stories through the paintings i create. i find my models, i photograph them. i then use that photograph as a reference. my approach to portraits is conceptual. once my paintings are complete, the model no longer lives in that painting as themselves. i see something bigger, more symbolic, so approaching -- >> sandra: the obamas are present for their presidential portrait to be unveiled for the public. a big secret for quite some time. the presidential portrait. the artist speaking here. >> bill: it will be a big boom once we see the president's portrait. let's squeeze in a commercial break and we'll bring it to you when we come back. whoooo.
the national portrait gallery in washington, d.c. where we're awaiting the reveal of the obama's presidential portrait. we just saw michelle obama. we're waiting for former president barack obama. he is about to speak. we'll go to that when he begins. bill? >> bill: thank you, sandra. in the meantime the battle over these rival memos continues. it is raging in our nation's capital. don't know what will come of it. president trump saying he ordered redactions to the democratic memo because it revealed too much sensitive information. the top democrat in the house intelligence committee adam schiff crying foul but also planning to meet with the f.b.i. as he tries for a redo on the memo. we await that redo. house intel committee member peter king last hour telling us that he wants the democratic rebuttal out in the open for all of us to see it. >> i want people to see the substance of the democratic memo because i stand with the republican memo. nothing in the democratic memo
disproves anything we've said. the fact is the democrats used or the f.b.i. rather department of justice used a memo paid for by the political opposition to get a search warrant. >> bill: okay. judge andrew napolitano. how are you doing, judge? we're watching the event in washington, d.c. and as soon as we see the big reveal and see former president obama we'll take our viewers there. in the meantime big issues on the fisa court. we've argued this over and over again. take the memo right now. i described it as a redo. i imagine we are going to see it. do you have any exception to that. >> nunes has seen the memo and congressman king characterized it to you. according to them there is nothing in there that reveals sources or methods of obtaining data and they want it revealed in its entirety. the president believing this
was sort of bait sent to him and wanting to avoid the criticism of well, you gave the republicans cart blanche and yet you redacted information from us quite shrewdly pointed out to the democrats but let them make the final decision. the ping-pong back and forth with the democratic memo will probably continue to go on. >> bill: i think for some time. >> we're in dangerous territory when politicians begin to extract from raw intel data snippets that feed their political narrative whether it's pro-trump or anti-trump. it is very, very dangerous because it will create a desire for the underlying data and if that is revealed, there will be a great fissure between the intelligence community and their colleagues. the big reveal.
it looks fantastic. here is p former president, barack obama, number 44 to tell us what he has been doing with his life. >> good morning. it is wonderful to see all of you. how about that? that's pretty sharp. [laughter] it is my great honor to be here and i want to thank secretary scoreton and kim for your outstanding leadership, a couple of the crown jewels of american life and your extraordinary stewardship. i want to thank everybody who is here. michelle and i are so grateful for the friends and family and former staff and current staff who have taken the time to be
here and honor us in this way. and soak in the extraordinary art that we're seeing here. it means so much to us and i hope you are aware of that. we miss you guys. and -- [applause] we miss you guys and we miss the way those who worked with us on this incredible journey carried yourselves and worked so hard to make this country a better place. amy, i want to thank you for so spectacularly capturing the grace and beauty and intelligence and charm and hotness -- [laughter]
of the woman that i love. [laughter] special shout-out to my man, joe biden. [applause] an even more special shout-out to my mother-in-law who -- [applause] who in addition to providing the hotness genes -- [laughter] -- also has been such an extraordinary rock and foundation stone for our family. and we are so, so grateful to her. we love her so much. [applause]
like michelle, i have never had a portrait done of myself. the hope poster by shep was cool but i didn't sit for it. nobody in my family tree as far as i can tell had a portrait done. i do have my high school year book picture. [laughter] which is no great shakes. and so when i heard that this was part of the tradition, i didn't quite know what to do. michelle and i were somewhat confused. we were lucky to have some extraordinary friends and people with exquisite taste who
gave us the assist and helped us to consider a whole range of artists and we had an immediate connection with the two artists that are sitting here today. i think it's fair to say that kahendi and i bonded maybe not the same way this whole sister girl thing. we shook hands. we had a nice conversation. [laughter] he and i make different sartorial decisions. [laughter] but what we did find was that we had certain things in common.
both of us had american mothers who raised us with extraordinary love and support. both of us had african fathers who had been absent from our lives and in some ways our journeys involved searching for them and figuring out what that meant. i ended up writing about that journey and channeling it into the work that i did because i cannot paint. i'm sure that his journey reflected some of those feelings in his art. but what i was always struck by whenever i saw his portraits was the degree to which they challenged our conventional views of power and privilege and the way that he would take extraordinary care and
precision and vision in recognizing the beauty and the grace and the dignity of people who were so often invisible in our lives and put them on a grand stage, on a grand scale. and force us to look and see them in ways that so often they were not. the people that michelle referred to, people in our families, people who helped to build this country, people who helped to build this capital. people who to do this day are making sure this place is clean at night and serving food and taking out the garbage, and doing all the other stuff that makes this country work. so often out of sight and out
of mind. and this artist lifted them up and gave them a platform. and said they belonged at the center of american life. and that was something that moved me deeply because in my small way that's part of what i believe politics should be about is not simply celebrating the high and the mighty and expecting that the country unfolds from the top down but rather that it comes from the bottom up. [applause] families all across america who are -- who are working hard and doing their best and passing on the wisdom and resilience and stories to their children in the hopes that their lives will
be a little bit better. and so i was extraordinarily excited about working with this artist and let's face it, he relative to amy was working at a disadvantage because his subject was less becoming. not as fly. [laughter] and i want to say that it was -- although michelle always used to joke, i am not somebody who is a great subject. i don't like posing. i get impatient. i look at my watch. i think this must be done. one of those pictures must have worked. why is this taking so long? so it's pretty torturous trying to just take a picture of me, much less paint a portrait.
i will say that working with this artist was a great joy. and he and his team made it easy. he, in the tradition of a lot of great artists, actually cared to hear how i thought about it before doing exactly what he intended to do. [laughter] i mean, there were a number of issues we were trying to negotiate. i tried to negotiate less gray hair. and his artistic integrity would not allow him to do what i asked. i tried to negotiate smaller ears. [laughter] struck out on that as well.
maybe the one area where there were some concessions was, as i said before, his art often takes ordinary people and elevates them. lifts them up and puts them in these fairly elaborate settings. and so his initial impulse maybe in the work was to also elevate me and put me in these settings with partridges and septers and robes and mounting me on horses. and i had to explain that i've got enough political problems without you making me look like
napoleon. we have to bring it down just a touch. [laughter] and that's what he did. but it's hard, obviously, to judge something that is a portrait of you but what i can say unequivocally is that i am in awe of this artist's gifts and what he and amy have given to this country and to the world and we are both very grateful to have been the subject of their attention for this brief moment. [applause]
>> bill: there you have it. the artist follows the president on this day. beautiful portraits there. good to see the obamas together again in washington, d.c. we've been watching it for the past 30 minutes or so. congratulations, job well done especially to the artists. nice stuff. 13 minutes before the hour. going to move away. next time at the portrait gallery check it out. really cool stuff there. >> sandra: all the previous presidents and first ladies before them equally hang there and something worth checking out, right? >> bill: i would agree. >> sandra: breaking news on another big story happening today. two police officers gunned down in cold blood shot while responding to a 911 call. now a close knit town is coming together to mourn.
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>> sandra: deniro a frequent critic of the president saying the u.s. will eventually cure itself of its temporary insanity by voting our quote dangerous leader out of office. chris bedford is editor in chief at the daley caller news foundation. michael star hopkins a democratic strategist and candidate for the u.s. senate in new jersey. chris, i'll start with you. what do you make of this from a hollywood actor? >> it's quaint and brings you back to the old days. right now in the hyper partisan age. it has always been pretty partisan. news stations fawn over north korean dictator. wealthy hollywood celebrities taking their jets around the world to complain about people. to go to a foreign country 40% of the gdp is fossil fuels, natural gas, oil and say we
have it backwards and the united states is backwards and united arab emirates is quaint, funny and easy to right off. he is just spouting off again. >> sandra: a frequent critic of this president. did he go too far with these comments? >> i think donald trump is a dangerous leader and the juxtaposition of barack obama unveiling his portrait while donald trump is in office it said it all. he talked about the people often forgotten. talked about the unification and equality and things that our country is built upon. if you look in the last couple days all that has been in the news coming to donald trump has been abuse and lying and just things that i think we're better than. i hope as we move forward we can get back to talking about the things that matter to us as americans. >> sandra: interesting that you are saying that looking at the dow. the white house would be quick to respond to all those comments saying this president has helped elevate a lot of
people whether it's increasing the amount of money they have in the bank or giving somebody a job that hadn't had one before. so chris, they'll stick to their economic message when it comes to that. >> the stock market is not an indicator of the economy to be clear. >> the economy is healthy right now. >> sandra: the success of u.s. corporations has a lot to do with the success of our economy and jobs in this country. i'll take that side. chris, but when you hear a hollywood actor step in and offer his expertise on something he is not an expert i guess it is not unfamiliar to us. >> if he was an expert maybe he would look in the mirror. last time he was in the uae he was promoting the private luxury resort he is building in the caribbean. right then he was in the news for calling the now president a dog saying he wanted to punch him in the face. donald trump got elected by a lot of people who did feel like they had been forgotten. a lot of those people won't be
going to his resort but getting a higher paycheck. >> sandra: the bottom line this type of rhetoric, is it helpful for somebody who does have a lot of people listening to him, maybe he is not influencing those people. is it helpful to have those types of words and used of our sitting president? >> do you mean donald trump's words or deniro? i think robert deniro used language i wouldn't have used. he was speaking his truth. when you talk about tv stars, donald trump is the epitome of the celebrity. he is a failed reality tv reject. >> sandra: we'll leave it there, we're up against a hard break. thanks for joining us. >> bill: so positive. six minutes before the hour. heavy hearts in central ohio. a community gathering to mourn two police officers shot and killed while responding to a 911 call. this in the city of
westerville, ohio near columbus. we're watching it from the midwest bureau. more now. >> this procession is scheduled to start any moment for the fallen officers shot over the weekend scheduled to begin at the franklin county coroner's office and end up in the funeral home at the small town north of columbus, ohio. it comes after a weekend of memorials and vigil for these fallen officers. police identified the suspect in the shooting at 30-year-old quintin smith. police say smith shot and killed 54-year-old officer anthony morelli and 39-year-old eric joe ring when she responded a 911 hang-up call at his home. they described the 911 call as potentially related to a domestic dispute. the officers were immediately met with gunfire as they went into the apartment.
>> smith was prohibited to carry a gun. the prosecutor says he will seek the death penalty. bill. >> bill: matt finn, disturbing story. our hearts go out to everybody in westerville there. >> sandra: president trump laying out his second budget plan. what is in the proposal and why are some conservatives already criticizing it? we'll have the details next. achoo! feel a cold coming on? zicam cold remedy nasal swabs shorten colds with a snap, and reduce symptom severity by 45%. shorten your cold with a snap, with zicam.
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a midday ceremony. it will be beautiful. >> bill: hopefully they get good weather. >> sandra: should be, mid may? that's exciting. i can tell you are thrilled. all right. "happening now" starts right now. you need a break. psh >> the president holding a key meeting on infrastructure and we're minutes away from official release of his 2019 budget plan. good morning to you. i'm jon scott. >> happy monday. i'm melissa francis. the president's 2019 budget includes 1 1/2 trillion to fix the nation's crumbling infrastructure. it is now time to start investing in our own country according to the president. he is meeting with state and local officials who will play an important role in his plan. >> this is a delivery on the president's promise