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that's an interesting one. i'm sure the establishment would love it. that's all the time we have tonight. shannon bream and the "fox news @ night" team is next. they have a big show on tap. >> shannon: i thought they were going to say that diamond & silk should be the next speaker of the house. that's where i thought you were going. they have to get elected to the house first but it could happen. great show. thank you. welcome to "fox news @ night." i am shannon bream in washington. new tonight, g.o.p. leaders on the house and help committee finally get a look at documents they say the doj has been withholding from them. just ahead of the subpoenaed that line. and a surprise move, the senate judiciary committee is moving forward with a bipartisan bill to protect special counsel robert mueller. the bill could go to committee as soon as tomorrow but what are its actual chances of getting past question plus company president dines with leading republicans tonight. are they talking syria or
tomorrow's hearing? cia director mike pompeo faces questions thursday in his bid to become the secretary of state. we will hear from one of the centers will be questioning them tomorrow. we have team coverage tonight. kristin fisher tracking develop it's in the middle east following the president tweet that missiles are headed for syria. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge here with the latest. we begin with chief national correspondent ed henry covering the mueller probate >> great to see you. so much breaking news. one source who saw the search warrants involving michael cohen is now saying the real goal was a search and destroy mission against president trump. "washington post" breaking a major story tonight saying that steve bannon, former white house aide, now has a controversial plan to blow up all cooperation with robert mueller. all of this is stemming from the fact that we are learning a lot more right now about what the fbi was really looking for when they targeted the president's personal attorney a couple days ago.
they wanted more details on the access hollywood tape. apparently raising new questions about whether there were other attempted payoffs in the 2016 campaign but also raising eyebrows about why these investigations appear to be veering far from the original mission of trying to find collusion between russian officials and the trump campaign. advisors to the president tell us he's serious about the way his personal attorney was treated. sources tell us part of what the fbi was looking for was documents related to the infamous access hollywood tape. it appears to be an attempt to link that tape to the payment of the star stormy daniels. was that president's attorney trying to stop more bad publicity late in the game? did any of it constituted an illegal campaign contribution or some kind of violation of campaign finance law? i can tell you "cbs news" is reporting the search and seizure warrant executed against cohen mentioned the president's name several times. one source telling the network it was a "search and destroy it"
mission to specifically go after the president. all of this infuriating the president, top aides, sarah sanders saying that the president believes robert mueller's probe is leading a witch hunt and going far afield of his mandate. she also left the door open to the potential firing of deputy attorney general rod rosenstein who approved the rates on cohen as one of the president outside legal advisors urged that the attorney general to get more active. watch. steagall paul ryan today said he's been given assurances by the white house that the president isn't planning to fire rosenstein or mueller. do you know where he's getting those assurances? from the president, from others? >> i don't have any announcements on that front. >> what bob mueller is doing and has done is destroying the department of justice and for jeff sessions to sit there like a bump on a log and do nothing about it is disgraceful. >> "washington post" says steve
bannon is urging his old colleagues in the white house to get more aggressive with a multipronged assault federal investigation. telling administration officials, gift of president of fire rosenstein so they can rein in mueller. then stop all cooperation with mueller, no presidential interviews. steve bannon wants the president to retroactively invoke executive privilege on the interviews white house aides have already done to cooperate with the special counsel so we can no longer use that material. >> shannon: they didn't part on the best of terms but we will see if they are talking and if the president is listening to his advice. thank you. took the threat of legal action more before the justice department blinked. tonight we're learning more about why trump administration officials may have been so reluctant to share the contents of a top-secret fbi memo involving russia and the 2016 election. our chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has details. >> shannon come after threatening content of congress, government source confirms to
fox news of the republic and chairman of house intelligence committee devin nunes along with congress been trey gowdy and committee staffers went to the justice department late today and met with deputy attorney general ron rosenstein and viewed a copy of the two-page fbi memo that kick started the rush probe. not a clean copy, as lawmakers demand, government source told fox the reductions were minimal and justified. based on reporting, the memo from july 2,016th was drafted by or with significant input from fbi agent peter strzok who was removed from the special counsel russia probe after the discovery of anti-trump text messages. on fox last night, nunes said legal action was warranted. >> it tells me there is something wrong. >> laura: what are the chances you're going to hold them in contempt of congress? >> we are not going to just hold them in contempt. we will have a plan to hold them in contempt and impeach. >> laura: to impeach christopher wray? >> absolutely. we are not messing around here.
>> despite the resolution, fox news is told congressional investor gators are concerned about the underlying intelligence and the credibility of the sources. in that it will require further investigation. this evening we heard back from the justice department who provided a statement signed the remaining reactions are nearly tailored to protect the name of a foreign country and the name of a foreign agent. there was no immediate response from the fbi. shannon. >> shannon: thank you very much. "the wall street journal" editorial board calling the fbi raid on president trump's personal attorney and ask ordinary intrusion into a target's right to counsel. let's talk about it with former arkansas governor mike huckabee. good to see you. >> good to see you. thanks for having me. >> shannon: what do you make of ed henry's reports? saying that it was the president who was the target and that it was a search and destroy mission. anything about that surprise yo you? >> not a thing surprises me
because why else would you go after michael cohen? not for his campaign contributions. you don't go breaking doors down and taking over people's computers and going into their homes and personal residences and upsetting their children because you think he might have made a campaign contribution. that's just nonsense. this is clearly an attempt to intimidate the president. to do everything possible to intimidate his attorney. and i think most americans have a good sense of justice, shannon. they want there to be justice applied. even if you are the president. but they wanted to be applied equally and evenhandedly. they don't see that happening. nobody busted down cheryl mills door. nobody went into huma abedin's house when anthony weiner, her husband, had all kinds of information he shouldn't of had on his computer. there is something tawdry about all of it. >> shannon: i want to read you a couple things. this is from
"the wall street journal" editorial board saying that smart advice which he won't take is to keep quiet about mr. mueller and the political capital by trying to succeed is present. mr. trump can't control mr. mueller but he can control himself. that may be the only way he can save his presidency. and then rush limbaugh uploading this theory. he says he doesn't think mueller has anything on the president. so this is the purpose of the raids. here's what he said. >> the drive-bys want trump to fire himself by firing mueller. they are asking if he is going to. they are goading him into doing it because that's the only way they think they are going to succeed and be able to participate in the great project of bringing down donald trump. >> shannon: what is your take on that theory, governor? steagall it occurs to me that the only people who honestly think that donald trump is goino fire mueller are the press people who hopes he does.
the president has not said that. his staff hasn't said that. they have acknowledged he has the power to do it but having the power to do it and actually doing it are two different things. i see no indication that president trump has an intention to fire bob buehler because i think he knows the firestorm itd create. but this is the narrative that the media has created to discredit donald trump and to be a distraction, quite frankly. and to make it appear that that's what he's doing. why else would congress be contemplating passing legislation that would protect bob mueller? i would like to know who was going to protect this great republic of ours? who is going to protect the integrity of the office of the president and the separation of powers? who is going to protect every american from the intrusion of a federal agency coming and busting in your home because they are just on a fishing expedition that has nothing to do with russia and collusion? >> shannon: there are a lot of
concerns about attorney-client privilege. there are teams who tackled these documents, supposed to be separate from the investigative teams. governor, always great to have you with us. >> thank you, shannon. >> shannon: to the crisis over syria, leaders of the united states and russia talking tough tonight. each side sticking out a defiant posture. kristin fisher looks at it. >> the president's self-imposed deadline of 48 hours to make a decision about what to do in syria, the deadline passed a few hours ago on the white house says that the president has not made a final decision and that all options continued to be on the table. part of that has to do with the back of the u.s. and its allies are still trying to confirm that the assad regime was behind the attack. here is the secretary of defense a few hours ago. >> we are still assessing the intelligence. ourselves and our allies.
we are still working on it. >> u.s. military ready right now to conduct a strike? >> we stand ready to provide military options if they are appropriate. as the president determines. >> those options include the uss donald cook already in position off the coast of syria. on board, 75 tomahawk missiles. also already in position, the french frigate. russian warships are also on the move. satellite images appear to show 11 warships near the naval base in syria have been put out to sea. there's a ton of firepower in the region. tensions were already incredibly high. this morning president trump said this on twitter. "russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at syria. get ready russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and "smart!" the president has taken a lot of heat for the tweet. critics say he just did what he criticized his predecessor of
doing, broadcasting u.s. military strategy before it happens. the white house press secretary says not so fast. here's why. >> we are maintaining that we have a number of options and all those options are still on the table. final decisions haven't been made yet on that front. >> now the world waits to see, will president trump follow through on all these threats and if so, will russia retaliate? tonight both the u.s. and russian militaries are preparing for the possibility of a direct confrontation, shannon. >> shannon: takes things to a new level. thank you. house speaker paul ryan says he's had -- big part of the questioning tomorrow for cia director, now secretary of state nominee mike pompeo. likely press to define foreign policy. senator barrasso joins us. we are standing by to find out what's going to happen with syria. the president has talked very tough, very publicly about it.
your colleague senator lindsey graham saying early on fox the president better deliver because he's talked big and if he doesn't come through on it, foreign leaders aren't going to respect him. what kind of response do you expect? to go with the president did a year ago was the right thing to do in terms of the cruise missile attacks in syria. i expect more of the same. this time he's involving france, great britain, saudi arabia, we have a coalition who are going to say we cannot allow to stand. the question tomorrow in the hearing is going to be how does one hold assad accountable for his actions? i would say mike pompeo is the right person to be secretary of state. people who listen in tomorrow will be convinced of that. >> shannon: i want to do a little bit more on syria. chairman of the community senator bob corker says he has doubts about the u.s. response. here's what he said. >> i'm becoming a little bit concerned that we may move into a situation like we did with president obama where statements made, no action taken.
we will see. >> shannon: where do you think is coming from and do you have that same worry? >> what happened with president obama's he said there's a redline and it turned into a green light and what we saw was assad using chemical weapons on his people. when president trump took office in the same thing happened in syria, president trump reacted decisively. i expect he's going to react again. he's canceled his trip to latin america. i know secretary of defense mattis has canceled his trip and he's going to be here throughout the weekend. we need to get a secretary of state in place and that's why the hearings are so consequential. a quick confirmation is necessary. >> shannon: senator chris murphy, democrat, had this to say about what he sees shaping up. he says a lot of us are worried about the coronation of pompeo and bolton. augustine of the national security advisor. putting a set of military options on the table for the president, he could do real damage to our national security.
we will see what questions he has and how he votes. he has great doubts about the culmination. >> i have no doubts about that combination. i am confident in their ability. mike pompeo, i have traveled to conferences with him. he knows people, he knows the issues. he was number one in his class at west point, graduated from harvard law school, members of congress and now director of the cia. he was confirmed, 15 democrats voted for him. he's the right person. he understands. he and president trump have wonderful chemistry. he understands that our enemies out there, and whether it's, there will be a lot on syria but also issues of russia, iran, issues of north korea. there is a full plate of his years internationally, and if we want safety and stability at home, you need to have a world where there is peace and stability, and he wants to get that done from the standpoint of diplomatic activities but he's not afraid to take, he's not unwilling to take other
measures. >> shannon: correct me if i'm wrong. the committee is split. 11 republicans and ten democrats. senator rand paul saying he's going to potentially a "no" vote. he opposes the nomination. you need democrats to support him. you mention 15 to put them in the overall vote for cia director. but a number of them are now saying this is a different job. i may vote totally differently. will you get democrat support to get through committee and in the overall vote? to go i believe we will and we need to. there's been such resistance by the democrats to president trump putting any of his team in place. i think it's time to say the world is a dangerous place. the president needs his team in place. mike pompeo has been selected, and to me he's the right person to do it. i support him fully. i think after people listen to him tomorrow, they will see that in terms of the immediate threat, syria, iran, north korea, he's the right person in terms of ongoing threats from russia.
he's the right person in terms of the long term concerns for the country in terms of where china may be going, in terms of their long-term plans. he's also the right person for the diplomatic standpoint. >> shannon: a lot of people think he will go about it a different way than rex tillerson did. dipping on where you are on these issues, it's a plus or minus. we'll be watching the hearing tomorrow. thanks for dropping in. house speaker paul ryan says he's had enough of washington, why he has decided not to run again and how his retirement could affect the midterms. >> types of content like terrorism that i think we all agree we do not have on our servers. >> was marsha blackburn. she is here live with us to talk about it. and >> ryan's retirement. john boehner on a new crusade. this one involves pot. that story and more when we
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everything that is going on, we'll break it down. the president talk today about the legacy that ryan will leave behind. what does he leave? >> at his tax reform. this is something that paul ryan wanted to do from the minute he walked up to congress in 1999. he got that done. that is a major part of his legacy. but earlier today on fox, he talked about some of the things he didn't get done and there are a couple of drinks in his armor. speaker repealing a note -- repealing and replacing obamacare something that i wanted to do. i'm proud of the fact that the house has done at. >> entitlements are the biggest drivers of the debt. remember, house speaker paul ryan had been the chairman of the budget committee, the fabled ryan budgets, which were supposed to bring things into balance. that never happened. one of the things that paul ryan will be remembered for is the fact he did not bring down spending. they just passed the omnibus bill, tax reform, congressional budget office did come of this will add almost $2 trillion to the debt in the next couple of . $21 trillion in debt right now.
that is a part of his legacy. he didn't bring down deficit spending. >> shannon: he certainly wanted to. a hard sell. how does his leadership race shakeout? >> the reason paul ran a speaker of the house right now is because kevin mccarthy, the majority leader, did not have the votes to succeed john boehner when he stepped aside in october of 2015. the fact of this is almost a leadership race, a lot of people thought there was going to be blood on the floor if they couldn't get people to step into the fray. that was paul ryan a couple of years ago. that is why you are hearing about kevin mccarthy now, who is certainly solidified his place with the house are public and congress. very close with president trump. the fact that steve scalise is on the radar now tells you a lot. this should be locked up for mccarthy. steve scalise literally took a bullet for the team on the baseball practice field last june in alexandria, virginia. that is why his name is in the mix. he said he would like to move up in leadership if that opportunity avails itself. keep in mind the president trump may have a very important role in this and there could be some
dark courses. there are some republicans who don't like the current leadership structure, regardless who is there, that is why we are hearing about mark walker, the chair of the republicans study committee, the largest bloc in the conservatives, and the former speaker of the utah legislature, rob bishop. the chairman of the resources committee, shannon. >> shannon: chad, a busy day tracking all of the testimony of liquor bird, as well for facebook. thank you very much, chad. >> thank you. >> shannon: my next guest was one of the lawmakers who had some tough questions for mark zuckerberg today, including wanted to know more about why diamond and silk were reportedly banned from facebook. >> we don't think about what we are doing as censoring speech. there are types of content like terrorism but i think we all agree, we do not want to have in our service. >> let me tell you something right now. diamond and silk is not terrorism. >> shannon: one of the moments
we will remember. republican congresswoman marsha blackburn, where he was about four hours ago, did you get your questions answered to your content about privacy, what they will do? >> no, i did not. i thought it was interesting that she was ill prepared. he didn't realize there was privacy legislation in the browser act. he seemed to be unaware of that. coming before congress, coming before the committee, before the member who has written a bill, me, and not to be aware that privacy, having one set of rules, one regulator for the entire internet ecosystem. this is something that i have worked on in a bipartisan manner for four years. and it was astounding that he was not briefed on that, not briefed on the ftc consent decree, not briefed on some of the lawsuits and settlements they have made.
we expected a little bit more prep work they are. >> shannon: would think the prep team would have prep him for all of that. he took a lot of grilling today. i want to read something by chris wilson. he used to do research and analytics into digital strategy for ted cruz when he was running for president. questions about whether facebook is answering conservatives. he said they made a lot of changes but this is how they said they play out. a review of data since facebook up about the changes doesn't demonstrate a bias against conservatives but rather a drop in traffic for untrustworthy clickbait websites and scams that have the potential to attain to g.o.p. victories in the barest of supporters. he said things like fox news and mark meadows, conservative member of congress come a lot of conservatives are doing well on facebook. it was more about click paid traffic then it was bias. you think there is a political issue? >> i think there is a political issue. zuckerberg mentioned that he is 15-20,000 content managers. even though he doesn't want them
to bring their liberal bias, it was his words, saying silicon valley as liberal, that seems to be coming into the workplace with them. and that is why i asked him if they subjectively manipulate their algorithms. because if they are subjectively manipulating their algorithms to go in and censor free speech, or to prioritize content and that is coupled with somebody who brings that liberal bias, then no wonder you have issues like diamond and silk or other conservative groups, or organizations, like organizations, that seem to be banned or have content that is blocked, and liberal organizations do not. >> shannon: we hear about that quite a bit. now to the speaker's decision not to run again. a piece on hot air today said this, "there is no way to read the impending retirement of a young speaker of the house as anything but a stark concession that the g.o.p. house majority
is ending." your response? >> i wouldn't say that at all. paul ryan has been here for 20 years. he has three teenagers at home. he has accomplished some of his main goals. he and his wife are ready for a different chapter. he wants to be in every day dad, not just a weekend dad. i appreciate that. and this is the time for him to reposition himself. >> shannon: what do you think will happen this fall? do you have predictions? it is pretty consistently that there is going to be a blue wave, although the democratic -- the generic ballot, democrats have a three-point advantage of the quinnipiac paul marks, tighter than it has been. we have months to go. >> when you get into these districts come of these elections are localized, that blue wave is going to be runnino red walls. and people like their member of congress even though they are frustrated with the institution. so i think they'll keep the house, i think they will be picking up a seat or two in the senate, and i think that it's
going to be a good election season. it's going to be tough. but it will be good. >> shannon: only seven short months to go. who knows how many roller coaster rides will have between now and then. >> water under the bridge. >> shannon: thank you for coming in. former house speaker john boehner says he has a change of heart on marijuana and will promote a nationwide legalization. john boehner has during the advisory board of acreage holdings, a multistate cannabis company. he wants to allow the veterans affairs department to offer marijuana as a treatment option. amid calls for his impeachment, missouri republican governor eric greitens is calling the investigation into his admitted extramarital affair a witch hunt. a statehouse investigation releasing testimony claiming he initiated a physically aggressive, unwanted encounter with his hairdresser, atherton to distribute a partially nude t about it. they describe the women's testimony as credible.
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and the irony is that many cities don't want to build homeless shelters because it hurts real estate prices. in fact, a series of "not in my backyard" protests have already backed homeless housing intensities in several areas, including all of orange county. watch. >> this tent city does not provide any housing conditions to the people living in there but also if the roads internally, and an externally. >> so if you years ago, l.a. county voters approved a tax hike to approve $1.10 billion for housing units for the homeless. he could take decades and the problem is growing by the day. the county board of supervisors is trying out a pilot project that would literally put the homeless in your backyard. the idea is to build a handful of small backyard houses with electricity and plumbing, where the most stable individuals could live, meaning people who don't have drug or mental health issues, and are ready to get
their lives back on track by the county would initially finance the units at a low interest rate and after ten years in the program, that that would be forgiven and the home owners could do as they please with the small house. seattle has a similar program with just a few backyard homes and so far, it appears to be working. here's one home owner. >> in some ways, he is just like another neighbor. we see him probably three or four times a week and passing and then we try to have dinner, have some sort of a more involved to get together where we actually get to sit and talk. >> but experts say there is a difference infecting a few homeless people to live on someone's property and finding a big picture solution to l.a. county's 60,000 homeless and some argued the problem is being exacerbated by california lowering or eliminating the penalties for drug use and petty crime, meaning people who were once forced to get to mental health or enter rehab are now
left alone on their own. >> shannon: trace gallagher live in los angeles for us. thank you. time now for your real news roundup. get this, on the flight to washington, d.c., a national championship champion from the alabama crimson tide decided he should pray for president trump. he said when he shook the president's hand, he asked them, would you let me pray for you? the president said, yeah, come on, and that is the story behind the now iconic moment yesterday outside the white house. missouri democrat claire mccaskill's tough fight for reelection may be getting more difficult as a prominent african-american newspaper claims or campaign is dodging issues of concerns of the black community. a local community organizer writing in the st. louis american, "i know what role racism plays in the democratic party, as the highest elected official in the missouri democratic party, she must lead in confronting the scourge of racism and white privilege in
the state party." in the wake of parkland, and erie erie, pennsylvania, school giving them baseball bats. one parent said she thought he was joking and laughed when she saw the many bats. they will remain locked up unless and until there is an emergency. the president says a warning to russia and as we await for a response to the chemical weapons attack in syria, former secretary of state madeleine albright will use in. >> i think it is very dangerous because of terrible things have happened with a chemical attack. and i do think that there needs to be some response. but it can't just be a one-off. >> shannon: did california governor jerry brown just blinked? we said he was a national guard troops out but with some substantial restriction. our panel talks about it when we return. ♪ to
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>> shannon: and i'd come if, two california cities, newport beach and orange promised. in the middle of a closed session right now, trying to watch and see if we can get information on on the boat. also, governor jerry brown announcing he will allow an additional 400 national guard members to deploy but he insisted it doesn't mean the state is actually going to be enforcing or helping to enforce federal immigration laws, so is president trump starting to win in california? tonight's panel, leslie marshall, fox news
contributor and syndicated radio talk show host. layer o'connor, radio host in washington, d.c., and associated opinion and editor at washington times. and kurt curtis lochner, from townhall.com. good to have you. i will start with you, you are out there. as the president winning in california? [laughter] >> okay. i think it is funny that we are even looking anywhere in the oc, but especially newport beach. newport beach is an uber rich republican enclave of california. it is no surprise that they would be on board with the president being against sanctuary cities. that is not the way the majority of californians feel. in these republican little hotbeds, certainly in the oc, certainly newport beach where they have lower crime, they have more money for their law enforcement, unlike the city of los angeles, even the county
of los angeles, i'm not surprised. >> shannon: got to bring encouraged. >> it is not just newport beach. it is also little towns like los alamitos and escondido, the kind of towns which used to be the backbone of california before the middle class up and went off to texas. look, i am very excited about what is happening out here in california. we are finally fighting back. i'm very excited about this national guard thing, too. i was in the national guard in california for about 23 years. i commanded the platoon and acting brigade level. so these are my guys and moses the mission our guys have done. and this is going to stun you. i will give credit to jerry brown. he went back on -- i know, right? he went back on this mission and said there are other things we can do here, like cover our coast, all exposed, get up in northern california where we have, you know, real problems with crime and other -- some of
them illegal aliens. they are going to be able to do all that, it's great. >> shannon: larry come i want to bring you win. this is what jerry brown says. he says, let's be crystal clear on the scope of the mission. it won't be a mission to build a new wall, not a mission to round up women and children or detain people escaping violence. the california national guard will not be enforcing federal immigration law. so, what are they going to do? >> i don't know. i want to give brown any credit. the last time i saw a democratic governor defying federal law, it was a segregation is standing in school doorway. last time the democrats really love to defying the federal government, they were protecting slavery. so let's just be clear here. this is nothing to be proud of, and leslie, listen, i grew up in newport beach. trust me, this is not -- i believe it is loretta sanchez is
their congresswoman now. the demographics have changed in orange county. here's what's important. these cities, including escondido, they are south of sacramento. they are near the mexican border and they are dealing with the crime and economic impact of illegal immigration. that is why they are pushing back because they are trying to protect it. >> shannon: quick final word. you wrap us up, leslie. >> larry, thank you for admitting that we have a blue wave coming in the state of california, the changing demographics, and by the way, let's talk about one of the problems of california, they sanctuary cities. some of the people have problems with individuals, for example, even if they have a domestic violence offense, they want those people deported. i'm one of them by the way. that is why, again, the devil is in the details with this legislation. but most californians don't want, like the governor had said, families broken apart, they want drug trafficking, sex trafficking, anti-violent criminals to be stopped at our borders, and we in california,
we are the victims, if you will of anything that happens with regard to immigration, more than any other state in the united states because of the population we have of undocumented workers. >> we need a wall! >> it's like you have the highest of the country. we'll let you argue about the wall during the commercial. come back, we have more hot topics for you, panel. in the meantime, four chemical weapons attacks this year alone, well after the obama administration and the officials assured us that syria did not have any chemical weapons. what happen? wheel search for answers with our panel when we return. at ameriprise financial, we can't predict what tomorrow will bring. but our comprehensive approach to financial planning can help make sure you're prepared for what's expected and even what's not. and that kind of financial confidence can help you sleep better at night.
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>> shannon: in 2018, they have been at least at least four suspected chemical weapons attacks in syria. the latest last week by the world health organization says at least 500 people have been treated with symptoms consistent with toxic chemicals, roughly 70 are reported data. that is despite former president obama saying we eliminated syria's chemical weapons program. listen. >> we've eliminated serious declared chemical weapons program. >> what is true, assad got rid of his chemical weapons. >> we could cut the deal that got 100% of the declared chemical weapons out of syria. >> shannon: must bring back tonight's panel. leslie and larry and kurt.
he used the word declare. maybe they did get 100% of what was declared, may be syria has made new weapons and since then. what do you make kurt? >> oh. i don't believe a word that john kerry says, i don't believe a word the obama administration says. they have a track record of deceit and deception to cover up their massive failure in syria. bashar al-assad is murdering his own people. obama couldn't do anything about it. it is up to donald trump to do it. the russians know what. they are pulling their ships out of the port. assad is trying to hide his aircraft. it won't work. they are going to get hit and it's going to hurt. >> shannon: former secretary of state madeleine albright, late night tv, asked about this and brother president trump's right to blame the previous administration for the trouble. here is how she responded. >> no, i don't. barack obama did put down a red line and i personally wish that
we had followed through on that. >> shannon: what do you make of that, leslie? >> i agree with her on that. that is one of the areas i got in trouble with my fellow democrats, one of the reasons i think you guys like having me here, because i'm a democrat but i'm honest. i thought the president failed in this area. you don't make a thread such as that, put down the red line, and puff out your trust and then retreat into the corner, just like president trump, who is tweeting about a missile attack with russia, he should not be doing that either. especially if we want to be following through with such threats. if i may say something, though, to your point, kurt, if you don't believe the president, if you don't believe john kerry, then you don't believe the opc w. the opc w, who was tasked with not only transporting chemical weapons out of syria on different vessels, norwegian, dutch, icelandic, american, et cetera, they, and april of 2014, said they had 92%, then a few months later, they said the 8% remaining, by july, they were
the ones who gave the information to the united states government and allies on the international level throughout the world that 100% of those chemical weapons had been taken out. >> shannon: let's get larry in. >> leslie, i don't believe it. i have seen the videos of people dying with symptoms of chemical weapons, whether it is sarin gas or mustard or chlorine, those weapons are there, they are being used, that is just a fact and there is no hiding it. this partly belongs to obama. if he had enforced the redline, we wouldn't have this problem. >> shannon: larry, you could the closing argument. >> it is frankly worse than that. listen, i'm not convinced that america has a direct interest in this excursion. as usual, america has to lead an international force to send a message of these bad guys. here's the problem. there are russians on the ground right now. when we fire bristles, we all had russian shoulders. it could be a really complicated, messy conflict. trump inherited it because barack obama, when he drew that
redline, the one that madeleine albright was talking about, that he ignored, he handed it off to the russians. that is right, he colluded with the russians to syria problem, it gave russia an opportunity to get a stronghold in that region, and now, if we try to do something against assad, we are doing something against the russians also. it is much more escalated thanks to the obama and john kerry and competence. >> shannon: there are no easy solutions. as the white house tries to figure out the appropriate response. leslie, larry, kurt, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> shannon: more news next. ips. get money back hilarious. with claim-free rewards. switching to allstate is worth it.
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