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we're going to dig into this tomorrow night. until then, tell us how we're doing at twitter. now let's hand it over to shannon bream. shannon: i don't think he minds being the skunk. i think he relishes. >> it was great to have you on radio. you were fantastic. shannon: . it was fun. we're against clowns and screeny dolls. we begin with a fox news alert, a busy night for the president, now in f brussels for a nato summit. plus, pfizer is responding to rcriticism from the president ad the administration threatens a new round of tariffs on chinese imports, it is all new tonight. judge brett kavanaugh entering the gauntlet that is the senate confirmation process, will he have to work as hard to charm
the right as the left as he makes his case to replace anthony kennedy. former fbi lawyer lisa page caught up in the texting controversy is refusing to comply with a subpoena. there is word she doesn't plan to show up on ca capitol hill tw after all. fresh from announcing his supreme court pick, the president taking the show overseas to brussels for what overseas to brussels for what could be a tough meeting with nato allies, putting america first is clearly shaking up then european alliance in terms of mstrade and defense. we begin with greg in brussels. good evening, greg. >> reporter: hi, shannon. president trump is on the ground here in brussels and the folks over at nato headquarters are getting ready for possible fireworks later on wednesday. president trump is s making cler that he doesn't feel that most of the other nato members are
pulling their fair share financially and he sounds like he's going to bring it up. shere's a bit of what he said earlier today. >> nato has not treated us fairly but i think we'll work assomething out. we pay far too much and they pay far too little. but we will work it out and all countries will be happy. >> reporter: president trump often cites a stated goal that nato has for each country. that isst to spend 2% of their p on defense. the u.s. pays over 3.5%. most, in their defense, say they're working towards that goal. one ofof the underachievers is germany, that seems to especially get the president's goat as it's also europe's biggest economy and does very well trade-wise against the u.s. that kind of talk is sparking tough talkpa on the european sie too. take a listen. >> america, appreciate your allies, after all, you don't
have that many. >> reporter: several of the. leaders president trump could be jousting with are dealing with domestic headaches maybe none bigger than theresa may. the president will visit her later this week. there are differences within the u.k.'s planned brexit from the european union. just about everybody at the nato summit is looking ahead to another meeting, the session the president will have with president putin on monday in helhelsinki, at a time when rusa is challenging several nato countries in many ways. some are a worried that presidet trump may get too close with the russian bear. it will be several interesting days. shannon: thank you very much. the president trump's supreme court nominee, judge brett kavanaugh, is making the rounds on capitol hill, preparing for what will likely be a tough
confirmation battle. what's known about his views on issues like abortion and gun control could dominate the hearings. today democrats took aim at a different issue. doug mcelway has details. >> reporter: it's part of the a attack strategy that senate democrats are employing against brett kavanaugh, a 2009 law article he wrote arguing that presidents should not be subject to prosecution for lawsuits. quote, the indictment and trial of a sitting president, moreover, would cripple the federal government, rendering it unable to function with credibility in either the domestic and international arenas. for democrats, that sentence was blood in the water. prosecutor for eight years.cutor for eight ori didn't think anybody was abe the law. >> reporter: kavanaugh's follow-up sentence in the same article, quote, if the president does something dastardly the impeachment process is
available, in short, the constitution establishes a mechanism to deter executive malfeasance. >. > we know this president ks deep in legal matters before he became president, now he has an insurance policy, a get out of jail free card if you will. >> president trump knows kavanaugh will be a barrier from preventing the investigation from going there. the ramifications from this battle will lastas a generation and more. >> reporter: for democrats, they call is desperation. >>is i'm disappointed some of my colleagues dismissed judge kavanaugh out of hand. >> i've enjoyed listening to the majority leader. >> reporter: alexandria ocasio-cortez tweeted this is an
automatic disqualification from supreme court nomination. that prompted christopher scalia to fire back, quote, the rising red star of the democratic party is a dim-witted demegogue. they say it is a manifestation about the dayton deep differenc. republicans believe in interpreting the constitution as written and honoring separation of powers. shannon: thank you very much. not all conservatives are thrilled about president trump's choice of brett kavanaugh to replacemp anthony kennedy. some think his work in the bush white house and the d.c. circuit court make him too much of a beltway insider. here's rick santorum's case. >> donald trump said he would energize thepi base with his pi. i don't think he did that. it seems like he bowed to the
elite in washington. shannon: here to joi weigh is n john boroso. senator santorum was pulling for a different win of th -- one ofe four contenders. what do you think about the choice? >> i think it's a superb choice. there is nothing that rui unifis republicans and conservative as much as the issue of the supreme court. all of us agree that the role of a judge is to apply the law, not legislate from the bench. i'll tell you, as you last reported u, it is the constitution. it's a legal document. ibi think judge kavanaugh is the right person. you look at his cree den l shales, high -- credentials, highly qualified, mainstream. i think he's the right person for the job. shannon: you know there are
plenty of folks who don't feel the same way.y. there are appeals to your colleagues on both sides of thel aisle asking you not to vote for him. this is by a law professor. senators such as susan collins and joe donnelly must act courageously and wisely to ensure the integrity and credibility of the supreme court. they should refuse to confirm this nominee unless a majority of republicans and democrats on the senate judiciary committee, do you think someone can get those numbers today? >> not in the year 2018. all of those senators that you mentioned, all of them voted for neil gorsuch to confirm him to the supreme court. you susanrt collins and lisa murkowski voted to confirm judge
kavanaugh onto the circuit court in 2006. they'll listen to the testimony, meet with the judge, ask a number of questions. i would expect this judge will be confirmed and be on the supreme court for a long time. justice kennedy who just retired, 29 years after ronald reagan left office, he was still in the court, 14 years after president reagan had died. at the age of 53, i would expect judge kavanaugh to be on the court truly for a generation. shannon: you're giving a lot oy people hives tonight, you're scaring the left. that's the reason they're protesting and saying they had these great fears because these are picks that can change things for decades. that's clearly the case. i want to talk about international issues too. the president is out there on the road. one of his tweets he says nato countries must pay more, the united states must pay less, very unfair. he broached the topic last year as they were standing in front of the monument, people felt it was uncomfortable. he didn't feel uncomfortable.
it didn't seem he did. the more he talks america first, we're told he's offending allies caand causing problems. >> the president met with a number of senators last night in the white house before he toldbe the countryfo about judge kavanaugh. he also mentioned that he was heading overseas and there was a brief discussion about that. the president is right. forha too many years nato has nt been doing enough. been doing enough. and president trump is not the and president trump is not the first person to say that. dwight t eisenhower said that wn he was president in the ' 50s. the nato countries have paid 14 billion more dollars now that he's in office per year than they did under president obama. his tough talk, america first, has really made the difference. the u.s. shouldn't pay more to defend the nato alliance than the different nato countries in the locklocation do. they're supposed to pay 2%.
there's a lot they haven't paid over the years and it's time to catch up. shannon: those are goals for 2024. we'll see how many get to 2% by then and how the tough talk is received as the president is out l there overseas. senator, thank you for coming in. >> it's a nightmare for the democrats. shannon: okay. breaking tonight, lawyers for former fbi lawyer lisa page says she's not going to appear before congress forsa her scheduled interviewon tomorrow behind clod doors. her attorney said the f failed to make the december -- failed to make the necessary . this is a fox news alert. you are watching live pictures from brussels where president trump just arrived this morning at the u.s. chief of mission residence for a bilateral breakfast with nato security general, secretary against jens solenburg. mike pompeo and james mattis are also attending the talks, we're told. this breakfast meeting kicks off
a day of meetings with nato allies. the president made his aim for the summit very clear. he wants nato allies to pay a bigger share of the cost of the defensive pact. he plans to discuss what he see as a wide trade imbalance between the u.s. and european union. let's listen in. looks like the two are chatting here for a moment. listen. >> over the last year, about $40 billion more has been given by other countries to help nato but that's not nearly enough. the united states is paying far too much and other countries are not paying enough, especially some. so we're going to have a meeting on that and the secretary general has worked very hard on that. he understands the problem and hopefully we can get it resolved. this has been going on for decades, for decades. and it's disproportionate and not fair to the taxpayers of the united states and we're going to make it fair.
so that will be it. i want to compliment the secretary general. he worked very hard on this problem. he understands it better than anybody. thank you very much. thank you. >> reporter: all right. as you heard the two there, the president made his aim for the summit very clear. he wants nato allies to pay a bigger share of the cost of the defensive pact. let's go to kevin cork he has more on what's happening there this morning. good morning, kevin. >> reporter: always great to be with you. very interesting, the messaging there from the president. you saw him go to great lengths to not only thank jens for the work he's done but to shorten the gap between what the u.s. is spending in its security cooperation as part of nato versus what some of the other larger economys in europe are doing, in particular you're going to hear the president continue to point the finger at germany and talk about the fact that the leading economy on the
european continent can do much more to help prepare and take care of its own security interest and aim. this is all part of a very important day of meetings here at the nato summit and if i can add very briefly, the mood coming into this meeting i think was -- i think you could best call it considerably tense because there are so many people here who are wondering what the president might do or even say and this isn' isn't in all circumstance. this is unlike any other that i've seen in my experience in washington. so this should make for a very interesting day indeed. >> he tweeted when he was en route from washington that european countries want us to happily defend them through nato and nicely pay for it, just doesn't work. president trump always draws a hard line and that's why it's so interesting to watch these summits and these meetings with
other world leaders. he doesn't mince his words. he's very straightforward with them, which makes them a little uncomfortable, i think. >> reporter: i think you're right about that. unfortunately for the american taxpayers, for decades and the president is accurate when he says that, there was an idea of go along to get along and we didn't really push our partners to do a great deal more because, quite frankly, if it's working why upset the apple cart. the fact is, if you look at dollars and cents, maybe it hasn't been working so well for the american taxpayers' interest. so having a president who is interested not just in the bottom line but also in fairness and leveling the playing field, it is different, it is you'd un, and i think the lieders feel a great -- leaders feel a great deal of pressure. don't expect for us to leave here with any grand announcement of new investment.
what i do think is a realistic expectation is when the president leaves here he will be able to point to a movement in the right direction and that is, after all, his main goal. >> kevin, we are getting live pictures now of inside here. president trump is talking. let's see if we can listen in. >> sounds like a lot of money and it is. but it's a very small amount of money relative to what they owe and to what they should be paying. and it's an unfair burden on the united states. so we're here to talk about that and i'm sure it will be resolved. i have a great confidence in the secretary general. he's worked very, very hard on this and he knows it's a fact. i have great confidence in him and his representatives. >> it's great to see you again, mr. president, and good to have you here for the summit and we are going to discuss many important issues at the summit, among them is the -- [ indiscernible ] we all agree we have to do more,
i agree with you that we have to make sure that allies are investing more. the good news is that allies have started to invest more in the defense. [ indiscernible ] >> why was that last year? >> because of your leadership, because you're chri charismatic. >> they won't write that. >> they have said it before. your message is having an impact. we're going to build on that. all allies are going to develop national plans on how to spend more on defense. based on these national plans, european allies and canada will
add 266 extra u.s. dollars for defense, billion u.s. dollars, until 2024. so this is really -- [ indiscernible ] it helps. they're moving in the right direction. but still have to do more. that is what we're going to address at the summit later on today. strong nato is good for europe, also good for the united states. it helps to protect europe and projects power to the mideast, to africa and i think also the economic class, it's also helpful dealing with russia and we look forward to meeting with president putin, i think the
leaders are also looking forward to your thoughts about that meeting with president putin. >> i have to say, i think it's very sad when germany makes a massive oil and gas deal with russia where you're supposed to be guarding against russia and germany goes out and pays billions and billions of dollars a year to russia. we're protecting germany, we're protecting france, we're protecting all of these countries and numerous of the countries go out and make a pipeline deal with russia where they're paying billions of dollars to the coffers of russia. so we're supposed to protect you against russia but they're paying billions of dollars to russia and i think that's appropriate. and the former chancellor of germany is the head of the pipeline company that's supplying the gas. almost 70% of the country will be controlled by russia with natural gas. you tell me, is that
appropriate? i've been change about this from the time i got in. it should never have been allowed to happen. germany is totally controlled by russia. they're getting from 60 to 70% of their energy from russia in a new pipeline and you tell me if that's appropriate. because i think it's not. i think it's a very bad thing for nato and i don't think it should have happened and i think we have to talk to germany about it. on top of that, germany's just paying a little bit over 1% whereas the united states in actual numbers is paying 4.2% of a much larger gdp. so i think that's inappropriate also. we're protecting germany. we're protecting france. we're protecting everybody. yet, we're paying a lot of money to protect. this has been going on for decades. this has been brought up by other presidents. but other presidents never did anything about it. because i don't think they understood it or they just didn't want to get involved. but i have to bring it up. i think it's very unfair to our country, it's very unfair to our
taxpayers and i think that these countries have to step it up, not over a 10 year period, they have to step it up immediately. germany is a rich country. they talk about they're going to increase it a tiny bit by 2030. they could increase it immediately tomorrow and have no problem. i don't think it's fair to the united states. so we're going to have to do something because we're not going to put up with you it. we can't put up with it. and it's inappropriate. so we have to talk about the big i don't think so and billions -- billions and billions of dollars that's being paid to the country we're supposed to be protecting you against. everybody's talking about it all over the world, they'll say wait a minute, we're supposed to be protecting you from russia. why are you paying billions of dollars to russia for energy? why are countries in nato, namely germany, having a large percent of their energy needs paid to russia and taken care of by russia? if you look at it, germany is a
captive of russia because they supply --they got rid of coal ad nuclear. they're getting so much of the oil and gas from russia. i think it's something that nato has to look at. i think it's very inappropriate. you and i agree that it's inappropriate. i don't know what you can do about it now. it doesn't seem to make sense they pay billions of dollars to russia and we have to defend them against russia. >> there are sometimes differences and different views and some disagreements and gas pipeline from russia to germany is one issue where allies disagree. the strength of nato is despite the differences we have been able to unite against our core cause, to protect and defend each other. i think two world wars and the cold war shows we are stronger together than apart. >> how can you be together when
a country is getting its energy from the person you want protection against or from the group you want protection against? >> because you understand when we stand together also dealing with russia, we are stronger. i think what we have seen is -- >> you're making russia richer. you're not dealing with russia. you're making russia richer. >> i think even during the cold war, nato allies have been trading with russia, even with disagreements with what kind of trade agreements. >> i think trade is wonderful. i think energy is a whole different story. i think energy is a much different story than normal trade. and you have a country like poland that won't accept the gas. you take a look at some of the countries, they won't accept it because they don't want to be captive to russia. germany as far as i'm concerned is captive to russia because it's getting so much of its energy from russia. so we're supposed to protect germany but they're getting their energy from russia.
explain that. >> thank you. thank you. thank you. >> all right. kevin cork, are you still on the line with us? >> reporter: still with you. >> all right. so you were hearing that -- i couldn't help but smile as i heard president trump really give it to them, talking about germany being controlled by russia, a lot of germany's energy is paid for by russia but they want to be protected against russia. he's saying listen, that's not the way it's done and we're not going to sit back and pay for it while that happens. what did you make of this very forward what it seemed like conversation? >> reporter: rivetting television. i don't remember seeing anything like it, virtual dressing down if you will, if you're pardon me for saying, of the leadership in germany and more broadly nato's
leadership and not expecting and demanding, quite frankly, that the gergermans do more. what's really interesting, if i could unpack it for a second, what they're trying to say is we have much more at stake here than simply dollars and cents, who's investing what in the defense of their own nation and who's contributing what to nato. we have an alliance that is built on history, that is built on shared interest and that does include possible protection from russia. so where the president made his strongest point was really just nailing it. he was incredibly strong when he said if on the one hand you're telling me we need to protect you from russia and on the other hand you're actually giving them billions of dollars for energy, it doesn't make sense. it's not in our interest to continue this charade. i thought it was rivetting
television. i hope you took as much away from it as i did. >> it's fascinating to see president trump in the meetings and the way he controls the conversations and the way they look at him and listen to him and talk to him, it's absolutely fascinating. he is a businessman and there's no denying that. >> no question. and i think what you will take from this day more than anything -- by the way, don't kid yourself. the headlines won't reflect the tone and the tenor of the president's remarks, what will likely happen is people will drill down on the -- let's just say the inartfulness of some of his conversation but the message for those in the room was unmistakably clear. if we're going to have an alliance that means shared interest and that also means shared investment and we won't leave brussels without that being a crystal clear message to all the members here. >> how do you think it's going to go when president trump meets
with putin on monday? >> i think a couple things will happen. i really do believe the president -- and i take him at his word when he says it's in our interest to be on good footing, if you will, with the russians and what he means by that is not sort of this sort of fantasy land, oh, they'll be allies and we'll all be friends but what he is suggesting is it's in the world's interest from a security perspective that we keep the temperature in the room at a manageable level when it comes to dealing with russia. they are formidable and we can never underestimate what they can do to create havoc on the european continent in particular. i think what he'll leave finland with are two things. one, an agreement to try to work harder to try to help where we can shore them up because there are areas of cooperation from a
security perspective, particularly in the middle east. and then while they will reflect their differences on syria, on crimea, on ukraine, on some of russia's destabling activities, including by the way election headline which will be a big headlines in the states, i think there are more areas of possible cooperation now more than ever and i think that will be the overarching message when he leaves. >> of course, kevin, you remember when obama went on his so-called apology tour. president trump is definitely not doing that this time around. >> no, apps absolutely not. -- absolutely not. in fact, i think the biggest difference in covering this administration and the last, at least on the international stage is this president is a disrupter and there's huge benefit and some risk to being a disrupter. the benefit is if you change the paradigm, if you move the ball in a way that benefits the
american people, that's fantastic for all of us. i think that's great as an american and in particular it's great for his interest and in our interest around the globe. but being a disrupter also carries some risk, some long-term risk. i don't think the president is as concerned about that perhaps as he ought, at least not yet. but i think on balance, soing long as he's advancing the american agenda, such as it is and so far certainly seems that way, that's a win for the american people and that means he's doing his job and doing it well. >> kevin cork, we appreciate you joining us this morning. thanks so much. and of course after the nato summit president trump will spend the rest of the week in windsor castle and hold meetings with theresa may. we're keeping an eye on that. this comes as a hectic time for the u.k. with brexit approaching. on monday president trump will have a summit with russia's
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federal prosecutors abrupting dropping changes from remaining defendants from inauguration day mayhem. there is an act calling for harsh sentencing for anyone who, quote, injures, threatens or intimidates any person engaged in legally protected right like free speech while, quote, wearing a mask. the proposal is ebbing waited with what -- equated with somewhat some states did many years ago with anti-masking laws, aimed at cracking down on the kkk. joining us is richard fowler and derek hunter. great to see both of you. you heard the idea there, this has been proposed in the house that if you're wearing a mask and intimidating people out of their constitutional rights you
could be fined and face up to not more than 15 years in prison or both. but a lot of people think that's hefty. >> 15 years is pretty hefty. i think if you're doing ifmething you're proud of, you shouldn't be wearing a mask and antifa is a violent mob that engages in property damage and threatening and attacking people, anybody they deem a neo-nazi which is anyone who disagrees with antifa. i think there should be something. 15 years is a bit much. we can take comfort in fact that the bill isn't going anywhere, it's kind of a show bill. it will take the temperature of congress, give people a chance to say i'm standing up against this. these sort of things happen all the time. conceptually i like it, 15 years is a bit much. i huffington post says people shouldn't go to prison for attending protests. 15 years is extraordinary
sentence for a behavior no matter how threatening, coconvicted murderers aren't set away for that long. >> you could show up for a rally with a trump mask on and if i feel -- >> i saw some of those last night. >> you can bee attacked by the left too. >> if i feel i'm intimidated or threatened, g you go to jail for 15 years. it's a billth that will never sr the light of day, problem will never have a -- probably will i never have a hearing. i wish members of congress could spend their time maybe passing immigration laws. >> let's not get to that one. i want to ask you about a proposal by a lawmaker in boston. andrea campbell, she heads up the city council, she wants to let non-citizens vote in local elections. she says allec members of the community should have the righte to participate and be included
in the gover governance of the community. >> it's an interesting proposal. i think the argument she's trying to make is if you pa taxes -- if you pay taxes, a lot of undocumented folks do pay taxes and they should have a say of what happens in the managing of the community. >> let's talk about the numbers. >> my 1-year-old daughter, if i buy her a sucker out of her allowance, should she be able to vote? >> in boston, more than 19 o 190 people are in the boston area that are not documented. >> democrats have a strangle hold. this is an invitation for voter fraud. municipal elections take place at the same time as federal
elections. when you go in there, it's based on the honor system. what ballot are you here for? if you ask that question, it's a hate crime. >> let me correct you on the facts. in many precincts, sometimes people live in multiple districts, and the computer tells you what ballot you should get. >> it's based on the honor system. >> it's based on a computer match. >> does it have voter i.d. >> you show them information, you say i'm a voter, here -- >> i'm so and cork so, i'm hereo tvote. >> they show you a ballot that is distinct to what you're voting on. i can vote in virginia. it's an open primary. in florida, i couldn't vote in the republican primary. i'm not a republican. it's a closed primary. >> i could say i'm richard fowler. >> it'-- it's a farse to saythe.
you can't show an example of that ever. >> no democratic states would comply. >> there's no evidence of voter fraud. >> no one will mistake derek for richard fowler. we can be sure of that. >> don't ask for i.d. you'll never know. >> we enjoy a spirited debate. we're going to sing kumbaya during the commercial. thank you guys. the president will travel to england to meet with prime minister theresa may as the government is in turmoil over -fexit plans. kristin fisher has news for us. >> reporter: the u.s. embassy put out an alert urging americans to keep a low profile while president trump is in town. problem is the massive protests that are expected to take place in the streets and in the air. >> green day's 2004 hit was
written by former president george w. bush. now british protesters are breathing new life into the 14-year-old track, by encouraging brits to download it ahead of the president's trip to the u.k. the goal, make it number one track in the u.k. by friday, the day president trump will hold a bilateral meeting with british prime minister theresa may. and it's working. after moree than a decade off te charts it's now number 18 and climbing. some 60,000 brits will be demonstrateing in the streets -0 demonstrating in the streets. there will even be a protest in the air. a giant balloon of a trump baby will fly next to the brit parliament while the president's in london, a protest approved by the city's mayor. t's a frosty welcome for mr. trump's first visit to the u.k. as president. prime minister may is also on the rocks after a series of high
profile resignation over her government's handling of the brexit crisis, including borris crjohnson. >> borris johnson's a friend of i mine. he's been very nice to me, very supportive. i maybe will speak to him when i get over there. i like borris johnson. i always liked him. >> reporter: as president trump left washington today for his detrip, he offered little suppot for the e embattled prime minister. >> the u.k. which is somewhat in turmoil, they have a lot of things going on. >> reporter: thieuropean leaders are very concerned and they're also worried that president idump could have a very hostile meeting with them and turn around and have a very friendly meeting with russian president vladimir putin. based on those comments from president trump today, that could easilyus happen. shannon: it could. we will watch very closely. we know you will with us.
kristin, thank you very much. president trump gives klemm men sigslow--clemency for two more . who's up next for a possiblere . pardon? stick around. g. your insurance company is gonna raise your rate after the other car got a scratch so small you coulda fixed it with a pen. maybe you should take that pen and use it to sign up with a different insurance company. for drivers with accident forgiveness, liberty mutual won't raise their rates because of their first accident. liberty mutual insurance. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪
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they say it's in response tohe china's decision to retaliate against the first round of s tariffs. pfizer's ceo says the company will roll back drug prices to pre-july 1st levels as soon azteas technically possible. president trump gave clemency to a pair of oregon ranchers convicted of setting fire to to land. >> this is a victory for the ham months and the bundy -- hammonds and the bundy family and cattle ranchers across the country. the occupation of the area was aimed to prevent the two from having to go to prison during the standoff, the father and son turned themselves in. a statement from the white house
reads the ham moppeds -- hammonds are devoted family men and have widespread support from neighbors, local law enforcement andce ranchers in the area. they led the occupation in oregon in a facebook post he praised god for his mercy. this is another stinging defeat for federal prosecutors who fought for and won the mandatory sentence for a fire that burned 139 acres of federal land. a federal trial judge in nevada threw out the case against the bundy's stemming from an armed standoff there. the bundies appear to be vindicated today. the u.s. attorney's office in portland and the bureau of land management had no comment today. environmental groups are furious. there was a statement saying trump's pardon abandons human decency. the cattleman's association which fought for the pardon says this means there will be less
conflict between ranchers and federal land managers. >> this administration has made it clear thater they want a different tone, that they want to be better neighbors, and this kind of action from them is exactly what we were hoping to see. >> reporter: the ham mondayed were scheduled for release in a year and a year and-a-half. the president has issued seven pardons and commuted twoom sentences. shannon: dab, thank you very much -- dan, thank you very much for that report. do you want to seeh. what guessn inside the supreme court instead of looking at sketches? there is a push to allow l cameras inside. we'll tell you who wants them, who doesn't and if it will actually happen. that's in our closing argument, next. to run this business, but i really love it. i'm on the move all day long, and sometimes i don't eat the way i should. so i drink boost to get the nutrition i'm missing. boost high protein now has 33% more protein, along with 26 essential vitamins and minerals.
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we have caught you hiding information. >> can we allow the witness to answer? >> i appreciate you saying it isn't personal. >> sometimes it feels that way. >> you can't have a one-sided investigation. there is something wrong with that. thit's absolutely unamerican. >> don't talk to me about the fact that we don't understand what happens on the -- i will not yield. -i will not yield. don't tell me we don't understand. shannon: we've all become accustomed toal outrage on capil hill. over the supreme court -- over at the supreme court, most folks
see very little about how the nine justices debate cases before them until after thehe cases are decided. senator chuck grassley, chairman of the judiciary committee, is taking advantage of the spotlight on the court tonight, to push for cameras in that courtroom. court pureists and some, though not all the justices believe the proposal would lead to show boating for the cameras, which some would argue occasionally happens on capitol hill, arguments could be taken out ofs context, snipped down into partisan ads, further jeopardizing the court's adherence to the law rather a than politics. grassley started pushing for the cameras back in 1999. they did start releasing adz yow. we don't -- audio. we don't usually get it. we never get it before the arguments are over. grassley is not giving up. >> i think it's about time that we have rules mandating cameras in the courtroom including the supreme court here, so people can see how the judicial branch
of government functions so that they can be educated about it. but theey more important thing s to have respect for the judicial branch and in turn greater respect for the rule of law. shannon: grassley has three of the four jurists on his side. conservatives tend to resist the cameras. antonin scalia said he would be okay with televised proceedings if everyone watched the whole thing. the reality, he feared, would be 15 second take-outs on the network news which i guarantee you will be uncharacteristic of what the court does. anthony kennedy said if you produce -- if you introduce cameras, it is human nature for me to suspect that one of my colleagues is saying something for a sound bite. please don't introduce that insidious dynamic into the court. why is grassley doing this? well, as his office notes in a
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kudos to you, most watched and most trusted, goodnight from washington until tomorrow. i'm shannon green. ♪ ♪ heather: it is wednesday july 11th, 2018 and this is "fox & friends first", happening right now 4:00 a.m. on the east coast, fox news alert for you, time to pay up, while you were sleeping president trump arriving in brussels where he is prepare today put nato allies on notice. we are live in belgium with what we can expect. and judge brett kavanaugh making his case on the hill. >> i think we feel very encouraged at the early response not just here at the united states capital but really all across the country. heather: well, president trump's supreme pushing for bipartisan support and how democrats are in full obstruction mode and the