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>> different than the fox news channel. it is streaming. just go to fox to sign up. >> we're sitting very strange. >> the radio show. it's online and you'll see live programming. the judge has a show launching in a little while. >> i want to sign up. >> bill: thanks, polls are open now. critical runoff election happening this hour. president trump trying to take mississippi by storm last night trying to pick up 53 now in the senate. i'm bill hemmer, good morning and welcome. how is that? >> sandra: good morning. >> sandra: i'm sandra smith. the president is trying to build support for the senator who has seen her share of controversy over the past few weeks. >> president trump: the voters of this state will cast their ballots in one of the most
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important senate elections of your lives. cindy is so important and respected. if we win tomorrow we'll be at 53-47 which is substantially more than we had. espy will vote in total lock step with schumer, pelosi, maxine waters. and a special interest back rolling his campaign. republicans are committed to halting this incursion and defending the sovereign borders of the united states. we are sending a simple message. turn back now, go back home. we will not let you in. >> bill: today we have team fox coverage. ronna mcdaniel standing by with analysis in a moment. >> sandra: let's go to jonathan serrie in mississippi.
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>> common sense would suggest that the republican has the advantage. she joked about attending a public hanging. president trump was in the state trying to shore up republican support with rallies in tupelo and biloxi. he told reporters hyde-smith apologized for her comments and warned his base what would happen if a democrat were to win today's runoff. >> president trump: we cannot allow nancy pelosi and chuck schumer to erode that victory by winning the great state of mississippi. that's not possible. is that possible? >> amid the racial overtones in this election nooses and signs referring to the state history of lynchings were on the grounds of the mississippi capitol yesterday and they were removed. espy attended a gospel event last night. he is expected to do well among african-american voters in a state that has a highest
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percentage of black residents in the country. espy must get more than 20% of the white vote in today's runoff in order to win. >> i know i can't win only with black votes. that's never been what we are. we have to get votes from everybody. >> we expect mike espy to cast his ballot at this church any minute now and turnout has been steady despite the fact we're just a little more than a day coming out of a long thanksgiving holiday weekend and also the fact that the temperature outside is pretty cold. sandra, back to you. >> sandra: thanks for kicking things off for us this morning. >> bill: let's bring in ronna mcdaniel. welcome back to "america's newsroom." nice to see you. >> great to be here. thanks for having me. >> bill: do two visits the day before the vote tell us anything? is it closer than we've been led to believe. >> every special election is unique and you're worried about
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turn-off coming off a holiday. we don't want to take anything for granted. the president won that state by double digits and he is the best closer in the country and bringing him in and going to both parts of mississippi, tupelo and biloxi will help the turnout. >> bill: the poll was driven center right that showed her up by 10 points. are you worried in any sense that she could lose today? >> i'm not. it all depends on turnout. it is hard to poll in these special elections. you don't know who will turn out on the random dates that people don't typically vote. we aren't leaving anything to chance. the rnc has had 100 staff on the ground and made 1,500,000 voter contacts. this is something we don't want to take for granted. the senate is important. we need to expand the majority
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so the president can keep going on his agenda. it gives breathing room in the senate and gives incentive to democrats to work together with republicans. it is an important number and historical. a president in that first mid-term usually uses three senate seats. we've taken out four democrat incumbent senators that he has expanded his margin in the senate. if we keep mississippi today it will be a plus two margin. also owe an excellent showing for a first term mid-term of a sitting president. >> bill: on the immigration battle and caravan that has gotten a lot of attention. the president character ieltioned it this way. >> president trump: every single day we are finding the illegal alien gang members and predators and we are either throwing them the hell out of
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here, putting them in jail, or just plain getting them out of our country as nicely as possible. >> bill: what is your sense how the story is playing in middle america? you live in michigan. what are they saying? >> i think people are concerned about these caravans and groups coming to our border. it seems to be never ending. more people coming in this way. we need to address our immigration policy. it has been kicked down the road far too long. the president has taken a firm stance. he has been talking about this for two years. it is time for democrats and republicans to come together and solve a problem that isn't going away. we can't continue to push it down the road. >> bill: you are two weeks removed from losing 38 seats in the u.s. house of representatives. i know it has taken time to marinate i think. perhaps soak in. suburban women have turned against your party. how do you win them back over the next two years? >> we need to get those voters back. i am one of them. i don't think we're a monolithic group. i understand we care about
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jobs, economy, healthcare, safety. we've got to share with those women what this administration has done to improve our economic prosperity, to bring more jobs to this country. taking on the opioid crisis, all those things. i think the president is focused on how do we reach these voters to turn them out in 2020 and get him reelected. our country is doing better and we need the voters back. >> bill: you talked about the issues. a lot of these house races were decided by a couple hundred votes across the country. i'm wondering in hindsight now was the rnc, was the white house, was the party as focused as it should have been in order to keep those seats red? >> well, i'm going to say we did the most we've ever done in a mid-term. when you look at the historical trends we're on target with the historical trends. let's not forget we had 44 retirements including the speaker of the house. that makes it a lot harder to keep those seats when you have
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that many people leaving. it was an unprecedented level. and we shored up that house. we didn't have the losses like obama had 63 seats. clinton, we didn't want to lose the house. we'll fight to get it back in 2020. we also had historic gains in the senate which is often overlooked. the president helped a lot of house districts. he went to north carolina, holding, three seats there. kept andy barr. he is the most popular republican, the president, and it will be good to have him on the ballot in 2020. >> bill: nice to see you, thank you. we got a lot of ground to cover in the next couple of hours. former 2016 republican presidential candidate carly fiorina is here live and will be our headliner next hour here. we are looking forward to that. >> sandra: former ceo of
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hewlett-packard. pioneer in her field and she can weigh in on just about everything. a lot of topics today. fox news alert. court filing shows robert mueller accusing former trump campaign chairman paul manafort of violating his plea agreement by repeatedly lying to federal investigators in the russia investigation. defense lawyers are pushing back. doug mcelway is live with more on all this. good morning to you. >> the mueller team has been playing hardball with paul man fort. it got a little harder with yesterday's court filing. the special prosecutor's office alleging that he repeatedly lied to mueller's investigators and broke the plea deal. his team denies the charges saying he has provided truthful information. the 69-year-old manafort looking at five years in prison for the two charges in the plea deal faces more hard time in the d.c. case not to mention up to 10 years in jail in the virginia case which he will be
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sentenced in february. mueller has now asked d.c. judge of the d.c. circuit to set a new sentencing date. she has been playing hardball with manafort. she put him in solitaire confinement after she found out he was trying to influence a witness. this morning the president unleashed his fury at manafort and his lack of interest in the clinton campaign's part in this russia collusion investigation saying the phony witch hunt continues but mueller and his gang are looking at one side, not the other. wait until it comes out how viciously they're treating people, ruining lives for them refusing to lie. mueller has gone rogue. he is doing tremendous damage to our criminal justice system. only looking at one side, not the other. part three of the tweet he asks
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where is the server? let these terrible people go back to the clinton foundation and justice department. a lingering question, where is the mueller filing leading? some analysts say it's leading closer to the president's inner circle, perhaps to the president himself. others suggest it is leading to exactly what the president has said all along. that the mueller team is drilling a dry hole and that there is no russia collusion. that's where we stand today, sandra, back to you. >> sandra: doug mcelway at the white house. much more on the manafort plea deal fallout when we speak to alan dershowitz joining us later in the show. a lot to talk to him about. >> bill: a lot more news to get to. nikki haley a stern rebuke after russia opens fire on a u.s. ally. >> what we witnessed this weekend is another reckless russian escalation. it is an air grant act that the international community must condemn and will never accept. >> bill: ukraine voting to
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impose martial law as tensions escalate. all ahead of a big meeting between president trump and vladimir putin. what should the u.s. do next with vladimir putin, et al? >> sandra: a trump administration not happy at all after general motors announces thousands of job cuts. more on the message from the president to the company's ceo. >> president trump: i was very tough. i spoke with her when i heard they were closing and i said you know, this country has done a lot for general motors. you better get back in there. ever since darrell's family started using gain flings,
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>> sandra: president trump saying he is not happy with general motors after they announced closing five plants and laying off thousands. the president urging the company's ceo to explore other options. >> president trump: i was very tough. i spoke with her when i heard they were closing and i said this country has done a lot for general motors. you better get back in there
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soon, ohio. i think you'll see something else happen there. but i'm not happy about it. their car is not selling well. they'll put something else, i have no doubt. >> sandra: white house economic advisor larry kudlow met with gm's ceo yesterday. not sure what was discussed there. more on all this when charles payne joins us next hour. he was here during the breaking news yesterday when it all played out. charles payne was talking about just the lack of demand for some of those sedans. >> bill: it's a big blow to some states. there is this from yesterday, watch. >> president trump: we don't like what's happening either way. hopefully it will get straightened out. i know europe is not thrilled. they're working on it, too. we're all working on it together. >> bill: president trump from
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yesterday talking about the escalating tensions between ukraine and russia. a big deal. watch this story. lawmakers in ukraine imposing martial law in parts of the country after a clash on the high seas with moscow this weekend. dan hoffman is here and what is putin up to. >> the height of hypocrisy that vladimir putin would violate international law and treaty with ukraine by firing upon and seizing ukrainian vessels and then blaming ukraine for an act of aggression. >> bill: nikki haley at the u.n. wasn't mincing words. part of her statement when we were on the air from yesterday here in new york. watch. >> as president trump said many times, the united states would welcome a normal relationship with russia. but outlaw actions like this one continue to make that impossible. >> bill: a couple basic
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questions. why is putin, why does he continue to target ukraine do you believe? >> i think at the heart of it what scares vladimir putin the most is democracy. especially in the former soviet union whose collapse putin's said with the greatest disaster of the 20th century. ukraine has a sizeable russian speaking population committed to enhancing their relationship with the european union and becoming a nato member. that's a threat for putin. the latest move is designed really to strangle ukraine's economy. that strait is an economic lifeline for ukraine and important to support the besieged city. >> bill: this is a choke point. you can see how just a few miles across at one point and you can see why putin annexed crimea and you can see why p conflict is so easy to create,
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daniel. >> there is no question that vladimir putin is absolutely ratcheting up military aggression against ukraine and the obama administration didn't take any steps to support ukraine. the trump administration has provided the javelin anti-tank weapons which i think was an important step but now we need at the upcoming g20 summit for the president, i believe, to deliver a strong message of rebuke to putin and then i think we need to consider increased military and intelligence assistance to ukraine to deter future russian aggression. it's coming. >> bill: the russian foreign ministry said kiev's policy, pursuit and coordination with the united states and europey oon union seeks to provoke a conflict with russia is fraught with serious consequences. the russian federation will curb any attempts to impose on its sovereignty and security. the ambassador of ukraine,
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watch this. >> we know action more important than comments. we're waiting for the very strong position of the united states leadership of the united states. we still count and i think it will continue our military assistance to ukraine. >> bill: you mentioned it. will russia pay consequences? what will president trump do in return? >> let's first remember ukraine and russia are at war. russia illegally an nexted crimea and providing military support to sprapists and attacking ukraine with massive cyberattacks against the power grid, media and finance and government ministries. i think it's time for us to stand up for our ally and the principles we hold near and dear like territory integrity of a democratic state trying to defend themselves. it is a challenge. i thought ambassador nikki haley and secretary pompeo spoke eloquently yesterday. it is over to the president to hold putin accountable at the g20 in collaboration with our
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nato allies. >> bill: more to come at the end of this week. we'll look for that. thank you for your analysis today. nice to see you. >> sandra: we have breaking news out of afghanistan at this hour. a roadside bomb has killed three u.s. service members. more details ahead. >> bill: look at below. that will leave a mark. the story on what happened here coming up next. at humana, we believe great things are ahead of you when you start with healthy. and part of staying healthy means choosing
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have given a little bit of relief. >> sandra: didn't see what was coming. glad they're okay. here is a fox news alert. the u.s. military says three service members were killed in afghanistan today when a roadside bomb exploded. lucas tomlinson is live at the pentagon. you have more details on this for us now. >> the attack marks the most deadly against u.s. forces in afghanistan this year. three american troops were killed, three wounded. a contractor also an american was also wounded in the taliban hot bed located less than 100 miles southwest of the capital kabul. the americans were killed after their armored vehicle drove over the massive bomb buried under the road. the four wounded americans were flown by helicopter to the hospital. the pentagon is withholding the names of those killed and wounded due to next of kin
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notefications. hard for families during the holiday season. the news of more americans killed in afghanistan comes two days after an army ranger was killed near the border with iran. today u.s. officials say sergeant jasso was shot and killed accidentally by partnered afghan allies during an assault on a compound containing multiple al qaeda fighters. the body of the 25-year-old from washington returned to dover air force base last night. he was part of the elite 75th ranger regiment. the decorated soldier was killed during his third deployment to afghanistan. including today's attack, 12 americans have now been killed in combat in afghanistan this year, equal to the total of last year. sandra. >> sandra: lucas tomlinson, thank you. >> bill: tough news there. new reaction now coming in as lawmakers weigh in on the escalating tensions at the
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southern border. >> building the border security wall and securing the southern border. we've seen what happened the last couple of days. that was the biggest promise republicans made to voters in 2016. we better fight for that and put it on the december 7 funding bill. >> bill: the president and republicans strongly pushing for a border wall funding in an upcoming budget. will it happen? we'll talk to the head of the border patrol union coming up. >> sandra: it's all about the benjamin. how a glitch made it rain for a few lucky customers. hello mom. amanda's mom's appointment just got rescheduled - for today. amanda needs right at home. our customized care plans provide as much - or as little help - as her mom requires. whether it's a ride to the doctor or help around the house. oh, of course!
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actions with the markets yesterday. all the holiday sales over the weekend. it's tuesday morning and a bit of a sell-off. as charles payne will tell you, first minute of trading anything can happen. >> bill: i thought it was interesting last night when the "wall street journal" came out with the story about the tariffs, the interview they had with president trump. how to factor that in if you have a meeting with president xi in argentina. >> sandra: general motors news interesting as well. we'll talk about that all next hour. >> president trump: are we doing okay on the border, folks? not going to have it. you have to come into our country legally. [crowd chanting build that wall] >> president trump: we're not letting people into our country unless they come in legally.
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we want people to come in through merit. >> bill: there was the message. president trump sendsing a message to the migrant caravan on the stump in mississippi. the department of homeland security has 8500 migrants have made it to tijuana. national border control president brandon judd in a moment. first griff jenkins in tijuana. what's happening? >> well, the sun just is coming up in tijuana. take a look at the sports center here. it has the largest number of migrants of the 8500 that secretary nielsen was kelg us about. 6,000, we believe, are in this actual stadium. we went inside a little earlier when people were sleeping to give you a look at just how tight these tents inside here are packed. the conditions are rough. we spoke to one of the migrants who came out in the night walking around. he told me food is scarce and
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water is scarce. some people have been here a week or longer. one of the interesting details we got from secretary nielsen in the statement was they believe there are as many as 600 people with criminal history and they also note as i have observed so far this morning a large majority of the folks that i am seeing here are like these guys right here, mostly male. you aren't seeing the same number of women and children and families that we saw when i was with this caravan much in its earlier stages. we talked also as you see and look around there are houses here. people from tijuana who live here going to work. what do you think about this? he said my heart goes out to them but i don't want them here anymore. the u.s. and mexico need to get their act together politically and figure out something to do with these people. for these folks inside here it is the end of the road for them. as we saw from that situation on sunday, the level of intensity is only rising here
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in the border patrol officials on the other side not going to tolerate another attempt like we saw on sunday. we've learned mexican officials say they deported 98 of those folks arrested on this side of the border. some 500 may have been identified. the largest organizing group assisting these people has just put out a statement in the last hour where they are calling on the humanitarian organizations within mexico to provide some shelter and protection for these migrants because they feel they are at a higher risk now that the situation has elevated. >> bill: you can understand that. thank you, griff jenkins. good reporting there. >> sandra: for more on this let's bring in brandon judd, president of the national border patrol council. thank you for coming on the program this morning. first off we ask you for an update on the situation at the border. what can you tell us this morning. >> i'm grateful for the actions that our agents took, the way that they did it was very
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professional. the way they handled a very, very tough situation with hundreds of people rushing directly at them throwing projects at them. they finally had to deploy tear gas to disperse the crowd. they did it not just for their safety only but for the safety of the people that were in the crowd that were being pushed to the front and forced doing things they didn't want to do. i commend the agents. i'm an agent myself and put on a uniform but i commend them for doing what they did. they did it very well and professionally. >> sandra: i know you are saying that those agents got control of a very dangerous situation is what you have called it. you are defending the use of that tear gas. what do you say to critics who are responding to the images of women and children that were making their way to the border? some of them barefoot. how do you respond to those who
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say it was a use of force that may not have been necessary? >> it absolutely was necessary. when you have grown males that are pushing women and children up to the front and using them to be able to throw their projects, they gave us no choice. you have to look at -- you have to take into the totality of the situation. we didn't lob the tear gas at the women and children but away from the group to where it would be able to disperse to allow the women and children to get away. it was done very professionally and well. there were absolutely no injuries. >> sandra: some of the latest that we are learning about the makeup of this caravan, 8500 members of the caravan officially in tijuana. they are mostly male. 90% of them would not qualify for asylum. is that all accurate? what more can you tell us about the makeup of the caravan? >> it is accurate.
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they're gaming the system. they're thumbing their nose at the american public, the american government. they are going to cross the border illegally. they aren't going to try to do it properly. if they were they would present themselves at port of entries, not rush the border. unfortunately we have a history of dealing with these caravans and the vast majority of them, their first act upon coming to the united states is an illegal act. that sets the tone right there and that just cannot be tolerated and it can't happen. >> sandra: that continues to be the message from kristjen nielsen. she said the overwhelming majority of these individuals are not eligible for asylum in the u.s. under our laws. less than 10% of those who claim asylum are found eligible by a federal judge. here is what the president had to say last night and we knew we were going to hear from him. here is what he said. >> president trump: i do say why are they there? the tear gas is a very minor
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form of the tear gas itself. it is very safe. you really say why is a parent running up into an area where they know that tear gas is forming and is going to be formed and they are running up with a child? if you change the laws you wouldn't be having this problem. i think the funding of the wall right now has never looked better. >> sandra: how does this play out for the president getting support for his funding of the border wall? >> i think this is really good. a picture is worth a thousand words. when the american public sees these individuals aren't following our laws but rushing our border. what it does is let the people know what border patrol agents has to deal with. congress needs to act, they need to fund the wall to build walls in strategic locations so we don't have to face this situation and we can control the crossing points where it
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takes place. he hit all the right points. he also talked about the tear gas. that tear gas has been certified as safe for all individuals including children and again, we do have to be careful with children. but it has been determined safe and again, i will point out there were absolutely in injuries in this incident. >> sandra: brandon, that being said, this is not over. nowhere near as this showdown continues. what more support are you going to be asking for at the border? what is needed as far as troops? will more be heading that way? >> i don't think we'll get any more troops nor do i think we need any more troops. the troops have been great as being our eyes and ears, watching out and looking what's happening and being able to deploy our agents to the right places. they are an absolute necessity for us and i'm grateful that the president has deployed the troops as have presidents in the past. this president has taken it further as far as giving us more resources on the border
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and to our agents that amounts to everything. >> sandra: finally, we'll have to leave it here. if you could, you hear the frustration in your voice, you are so close to this and we're trying to get more information about what is happening there. if you could leave us off with what you see as the most misunderstood point about what is happening there right now. >> i think the media, the mainstream media is not being honest with the american public and the situation we face. these individuals are trying to game the system. they are putting us in these situations and then the mainstream media isville filing our agents. that's wrong and it needs to stop. >> sandra: brandon judd, thank you for coming on the program this morning. >> bill: 20 minutes now before the hour. a bit of an atm glitch leaving some bank customers hundreds of dollars richer today. happened at a bank of america in texas. a customer withdrawing $20 got a $100 bill instead. good mark-up. of course, he post evidence about it on social media and
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that drew a crowd to the same atm. fights broke out in line. bank of america saying a vendor had incorrectly loaded $100 bills in place of $10 bill. the customers who got the benjamins can keep them. open up an account at bank of america this afternoon. >> sandra: can you imagine the line that showed up after that? wow. all right. we've got this fox news alert for you now. voting underway in mississippi's runoff election after president trump rallied support for incumbent senator cindy hyde-smith. will she become the 53rd republican senator? plus there is this. >> president trump: we make a car, send it to china, there is a 25% tax. they make a car, send it to us, there is almost no tax. i took it on and that's right, when they charge us a tariff we charge them a tariff now. >> bill: president trump not backing down on forcing china to play fair when it comes to
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>> sandra: blissard like conditions blasting parts of the midwest dumping up to a foot of snow in chicago. 7 inches fell at o'hare airport. more than 1400 flights canceled, midway international airport getting 5 inches and 200 flight cancellations there. >> bill: special counsel bob mueller's new claims that paul manafort breached a plea deal by lying is drawing sharp reaction from the president. the phony witch hunt continues but mueller and his gang of angry dems are looking at one side, not the other. wait until it comes out how horribly they're treating people, ruining lives for them refusing to lie. mueller is a conflicted
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prosecutor gone rogue. byron york from "the washington examiner", good to have you back today. let's try and dissect it in pieces now trying to read between the lines. what's going on between paul manafort and bob mueller's team? >> hard to know. paul manafort was convicted of tax and fraud charges a few months ago. then he was going to face a second trial and that is when he made a plea deal with robert mueller. of course, the deal involved paul manafort cooperating with robert mueller. and a lot of observers at the time thought that wow, now paul manafort is really going to spill the beans about trump and russia. problem is we never knew if he actually had any beans to spill about trump and russia, anything that mueller didn't already know. now we have mueller in court papers saying manafort has lied to us. this breaks the plea deal. we need to sentence him
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immediately. presumably sentence him harshly. mueller could even try to take manafort to trial on these charges that he pled on. manafort says he did not lie. he has been telling the truth. the problem right now is we don't know what manafort allegedly lied about. and until we do, we can't really tell if it's important to the trump/russia matter. >> bill: manafort's lawyer said he was telling the truth. if it wasn't the truth, what does bob mueller's team know that paul manafort's team does not. you have a lot of action around the story. george papadopoulos reported to prison and a month ago he wanted to withdraw his plea. it went nowhere and he went to jail yesterday. corsi said he wouldn't sign anything with mueller's team because he did nothing wrong. just trying to weave a thread
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between these, byron. as you state, it is hard to know. >> well, yeah, the threat is how little we know about this. papadopoulos now serving a 14-day sentence could not withdraw his plea. the bigger story on papadopoulos is since his plea he has come out and basically said that he was set up by u.s. law enforcement and intelligence agencies who were trying to penetrate the trump campaign. that's basically his story. by the way, some people on capitol hill also believe that but have had a hard time getting information out of the justice department and the f.b.i. on jerome korsi, that's a really weird story. you have jerome korsi, roger stone and a comedian and this idea that korsi knew in advance of the wikileaks leak of the podesta he mails. is this important for does mueller feel like it's a side
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show? >> bill: a lot of action, we can admit to that. whether it's moving the ball down the field to some sort of finish is difficult to say. with regard to the acting a.g. matthew whitaker, how would he fit into all this if he goes forward? >> the important thing to remember about whitaker is when the president appointed him acting attorney general a lot of people said wow, he is going to shut down the mueller investigation or limit it or something like that. so as far as we know he hasn't done anything as far as the mueller investigation is concerned. but there is a big controversy over whether the whitaker appointment was actually legal or not. there are a bunch of lawsuits in the courts right now with people claiming the president did not have the authority to make whitaker, who has never been confirmed to a big justice department job by the senate, didn't have the authority to make him acting attorney general. the administration says yes, the president did.
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there is a specific law, the vacancy act that allows him to do so and then the other thing they're saying is wait a minute, this is just temporary anyway. the president will appoint a permanent or nominate a permanent attorney general soon and this point will be mute. >> bill: we need a flow chart. but we know we are two years burning down the road and i don't know if it breaks today or another month or beyond that. andrew napolitano said he does no longer think it will wrap in 2019. but it will go beyond that. imagine that, byron. thank you for being on with us today. byron york in alabama. >> sandra: well, it was a success. a big win for nasa yesterday. the mars insight spacecraft landed on the red planet and sending back stunning images of the landscape there. but first a daring adventure caught on camera inside a california home as two sisters
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>> bill: looking for a friend to play with? stuck behind bars? not a problem. 4-year-old justice interrupted her 2-year-old play time in california. with words of encouragement and the chair says come this way. the two of them make the escape and get away. >> sandra: amazing what two young siblings can accomplish when they get together. >> bill: justice and journey are on their own journey outside the room. you did that with your sister, right? >> sandra: of course. >> bill: my brother and i would
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crawl out of the bedroom window and jump off the room. imagine if we had that. >> sandra: terrifying. you would never do such a thing. all right. well, here it is nasa marking its eighth successful landing on mars. >> 20 meters, 17 meters, standing by for touchdown. touchdown confirmed. [cheering] >> sandra: celebration, nasa scientists celebrating after the insight spacecraft arrived after a six month journey. it will spend two years studying below the surface. the spacecraft beaming back its first clear image showing off the red planet and some of these have been absolutely stunning coming from there. nasa, if you don't follow them on social media, do. these pictures are something. >> bill: awesome stuff. congratulations to everybody. we have the nasa administrator on yesterday. they've done it eight times now.
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13,000 miles an hour down to 5 miles an hour during a 7-minute period and sticking the landing. awesome. mike massimino is coming up on that next hour. threat of a government shutdown looming large. president trump demands border wall funding. >> i certainly don't want a government shutdown. life is hard but it is harder when you're stupid. it would be stupid to shut government down. we ought to be able to work these things out. >> bill: always a classic with senator kennedy. can the lame duck congress reach a compromise in time? also president trump making a last-ditch effort in mississippi to win that senate seat today. we'll let you know how it's going. >> president trump: we need the great people of mississippi to send a message to chuck schumer, nancy pelosi, maxine waters, the radical democrats by electing cindy. once daily tresiba® controls blood sugar for 24 hours
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>> sandra: tensions rising and the u.s. is blasting russian aggression demanding the release of three ukrainian ships and their crews. ukraine now bracing for more. welcome to a brand-new hour of "america's newsroom," i'm sandra smith. >> bill: i'm bill hemmer. this is an american ally. it is sparking international outrage five years after russia seized the crimea peninsula from ukraine. the trump team calling out the kremlin. ambassador nikki haley accusing moscow of outlaw actions. >> we call an russia to respect
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its international obligations and not obstruct ukraine's -- and de-escalate tensions. we would welcome a normal relationship with russia but outlaw actions like this continue to make it impossible. >> bill: go to rich edson. secretary pompeo says the two sides need to dial down the tension. how will that go, rich? >> the state department says the secretary wants president vladimir putin of russia and ukrainian president to work this out directly. though in a statement, the secretary also says, quote, we call on russia to return to ukraine its vessels and detained crew members and respect ukraine's sovereignty and territory within its borders extending to its territorial waters. they say secretary pompeo spoke with the ukraine president about what the secretary describes as russian aggression against ukraine.
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russia claims ukraine sent warships through the kerch strait without permission. the russian embassy posted on its facebook we call upon the united states to finally curb their ukrainian stooges. the current neo-nazi lawlessness in ukraine must end. unclear what the united states is considering in response. ambassador haley mentioned the united states will maintain the sanctions on russia for other 2014 seizure of crimea where this is all happening. >> bill: what if it escalates even further? >> russia says that it's initiating court proceedings against the sailors in its custody. and on top of that you've got ukraine now that has declared martial law for 30 days in areas bordering russia or areas bordering russian allied or controlled areas. president trump spoke briefly about this incident yesterday saying he is not happy about it
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and expected to meet with russian president putin later this week at the g20 summit in argentina. >> bill: rich edson, leading our coverage this hour from the state department. thank you. >> president trump: you look at what is happening on our border and you see people coming up by the thousands, and frankly, if we didn't show them strength and a strong border -- nobody is showing a stronger border -- if we didn't do that you would have hundreds of thousands of people pouring into our country. we are doing a job and we will continue to do a job. we're doing what's right. >> sandra: that was president trump at a rally last night in mississippi doubling down on his administration's response after hundreds of illegal immigrants rushed our southern border and clashed with federal agents. this coming as new dhs numbers show there are now 8500 migrants in tijuana, mexico, the overwhelming majority of them not eligible for asylum in
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the u.s. griff jenkins is live from tijuana this morning for us. griff. >> good morning. we're inside the sports stadium where the majority, 6,000 or more of those migrants are being held. let's let our viewers look around. you can see very quickly just how tight the quarters are in here. if you've got 5,000 or 6,000 people and the difficulties trying to be here for not just a day or two but some going on two weeks, 14, 15 days. we know also from actually secretary nielsen's press statement yesterday that they do believe that as many as 600 of them may have a criminal past in the most interesting that you mentioned, which is that the majority of them would not be eligible for asylum. what you are looking at here, sandra, is the big question and
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real problem. more incidents like what we saw on sunday will not be tolerated. we hear from the mexican officials they are going to or have already deported as many as 98 of the folks in that already. the question ultimately that has to be asked is what do you do with these people? because even if they qualified for asylum, which nielsen says they won't, they have to stay somewhere. staying in conditions like these that you are seeing right now are certainly not something that would be able to go on for months and some say even years to process the asylum claims and why there was some talk over the weekend of cooperation between the incoming mexican government, new president, and the trump administration in exchange for keeping the migrants in mexico in exchange for speeding up the asylum process. but again, when you get a little view here and you look at these conditions right here, they can't remain here.
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the problem has intensified. overnight we saw two groups of about a dozen folks that decided they were going to try a softer spot of the wall and go on their own. they were not able to get over. the border patrol turned them around. that's the wall in the distance there. we are just in the shadow as we continue to monitor the situation here as people are waking up. >> sandra: big questions as to what happens next. griff jenkins on the ground in tijuana. >> bill: president trump in mississippi twice yesterday stumping for the republican incumbent on the ballot today in the runoff election. >> president trump: tomorrow we need the people of mississippi to go to the polls and elect cindy hyde-smith to we can continue doing what we're doing, which is frankly unprecedented. >> bill: want to bring in america's a-team. david avella, adrienne elrod,
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and john bussey, good to have you on the panel. great panel, by the way. just saying, great panel right here. is mississippi a race? >> no. she will win. >> bill: a lot of attention going down there. >> whether she wins by 51, 55, 60, she is called u.s. senator. she will win tonight. look at the elections results. you take the two democrats together got 45% of the vote. that's what espy will get tonight. 44 or 45 percent of the vote. she wins 55/45. >> sandra: how has it gotten to this point? >> the runoff election in mississippi and how these occur. but tonight she is going to win. >> you sound very confident there, david. look, i do think the republicans have a slight advantage in this race but it has become very competitive for a lot of reasons including some of the things that hyde-smith, the republican candidate, has
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said publicly about attending a public hanging. it has become very divisive. if mike espy can turn out the african-american vote he may pull out a strong win here. i don't know. winning a race in mississippi statewide would be huge. it hasn't happened since the 1970s. they have a democrat attorney general. one of the only southern states that has a democrat statewide official. the numbers are there in the state. if democrats turn out. >> he has head winds. it is a red state. the democrats have written this off for a lot of years. there is no ground game, no network to get out the vote for the democrat. on the other hand, it will make a difference what this margin is. he is hoping to get his surf board out and surf this blue wave and the political phenomenon we see in the united states of suburban educated women particularly defecting from the republican party and
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voting democrat. how much of that will happen in mississippi? it will be something of an opportunity for us to look forward to 2020 i think. >> sandra: ronna mcdaniel weighed in. how do you get it back? >> a democrat hasn't gotten over 45% in a long time. if espy was the bees knees, why is national money not pouring into his race right now and the democrats spending a lot of money nationally to help him get elected. they aren't going all in. this is all talk. you know who the biggest winner in all this is? mississippi voters who today get to no longer see political ads and join the rest of america that election season is over. >> bill: i think most people thought that two weeks ago. 53 republicans, what does it do to a democratic agenda in the house? >> a democratic agenda? how do 53 republican senators impact the democrat agenda?
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first we have a check and balances in the congress finally so you'll see democrats trying to work with republicans. we'll see if they play ball on kitchen table issues like lowering the cost of prescription drugs and raising wages. those are issues that american voted for democrats for and why we saw a blue wave. >> bill: i don't know if it's gridlock for two years or some sort of compromise they can work on. >> the margin in the senate won't matter as much for gridlock. it helps the republicans, no question. it gives president trump that much more leverage against moderates who might get in the way of his agenda in the senate. on the other hand, it's a democratic house now and that's where the gridlock comes in. it will be very tough for president trump to get policies through the congress that require the approval of both chambers. >> sandra: meanwhile the showdown at the border and the
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president was focusing on that night. the latest from secretary nielsen on the caravan. 8500 of those migrants in tijuana. she said this administration warned about the dangers of the caravan. predicted the violence we saw on sunday and prepared to address it with additional personnel. we'll prepare for the next assault while looking for lasting solutions with congress and mexican partners. where does this go next? >> this goes to what we were just talking about. if democrats and republicans in congress want to get something done we have to do it now. because the incoming class that is going to rule the democratic party in the house came in with a message of resistance. they aren't looking for solutions to work with the president. no one talked about i want to go to washington to work with the president to solve america's problems. not this democratic house. we didn't hear that. to find an answer it has to happen right now. and the message -- no one is talking about this, if we want to solve this problem.
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if this is the moral dilemma that democrats talk about what they're really saying is we need to look at regime change down in south america. the reason these migrants are willing to cross all the way up to america to get into america is because they live in conditions they don't want to live under and/or those who may have bad intentions. if we really want to solve the problems we need to look at putting different leaders in to make those countries better. >> bill: last night in mississippi donald trump talking about illegal immigrants in the u.s. and the immigration matter. >> president trump: every single day we are finding the illegal alien gang members and predators and we are either throwing them the hell out of here, putting them in jail, or just plain getting them out of our country as nicely as possible. >> bill: are you able to take a 30,000 foot view of this under the this administration whether they've impacted change on this issue? it seems as if they're not
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building the wall but contributing to it. we have seen that movement over the past two years. >> the president's agenda has been delayed, hasn't it, by the courts, by lack of momentum in the congress. this is not a new issue. one administration after another, democrat and republican has failed to address the illegal immigration problem in the united states. how is this going to play out? i think most people feel that the rule of law should prevail here. you aren't allowed to cross the border illegally. unless there are -- there is some mechanism set up, either camps in mexico, camps in honduras to keep people there. increased processing for asylum, mind you a lot of people still won't get asylum. they won't pass the rigorous requirements for that. how much of that will prevent what will otherwise happen, which is that if people gather in those camps and they can't get in, guess what? they'll try to cross the border
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illegally. >> first of all we don't know how many people are seeking asylum because they aren't allowed to go through the typical asylum process. there are a lot of people that we know are living in a state of purgatory at the border but let's be clear. the optics look terrible for the president because children and mothers, young mothers were tear gassed. everybody saw the visual. >> bill: hang on. kellyann conway addressed that earlier today. want to be on record from the white house. she said this on "fox & friends." watch. >> mainstream media only wants you to see the children, the families. they aren't telling you that most of the caravan are males traveling by themselves. that, of course, rocks were thrown at our brave men and women at the border and they used non-lethal force. they have a right to defend themselves and make sure others that were there not harmed. >> bill: what did she say that wasn't true there? >> i concede there are bad actors. i am not intending everybody's
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intentions. there are people who are fleeing to the united states trying to seek asylum because they're fleeing horrific situations in places like guatemala where gang violence is rampant. some mothers interviewed were talking about their -- >> bill: you started going off on the tear gas. i want to be clear. the border patrol have a job to do. >> that was mandated by the president of the united states. he allowed tear gas to be used. >> bill: stand by. we have great topics coming up. we'll leave this alone for the moment. a lot of business news, too. >> sandra: general motors shutting down five factories and laying off thousands of workers. >> this is just a corporation -- agreedy corporation trying to make more money off the backs of employees. >> sandra: the employees are not the only ones not happy about this. president trump is not liking it, either. charles payne will join us to break this all down and what it means. >> bill: waiting on that vote in mississippi we're learning
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or pickup trucks. their volume went down in north america by 10% and still had record net income. record earnings and record all-time average selling price. so the company is making money. they are making big-time money. they've been caught flat footed. the industry is worrying about a peak for sales. this is a drastic move on their part. a big mistake and a public relations mistake. it is one hell of a way to say thank you to america for the $51 billion bail-out you lost $11 billion on to begin with. >> sandra: they were the recipients. >> bill: this news broke yesterday. all we had was the headline. as the day went on the news sunk in. this news is not good for these people. >> it is not good. last quarter the company did $35 billion in three months. 77% came from north american customers. 87% of operating income came
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from north american business. so yeah, you can build out factories all over the world but the americans are keeping you in business and you kick them to the curb at the first sign of trouble. >> sandra: the president is not happy. he is shooting back at the ceo who happened to be at the white house yesterday for a pre-scheduled meeting with larry kudlow. we don't know what was discussed there. the president fired back saying they should make a better car, that he was very tough on gm over the plant closures. he is not happy. >> he shouldn't be happy, of course. i don't think any american president would be happy about this and again it is not like they're in dire straits. they're trying to get ahead of things and want a big fat cash flow. this is why capitalism is in a lot of trouble in the country. these companies keep posting record earnings and they keep firing people. they keep posting record earnings and buying back billions of dollars of their own stock. the american public will get hip to this and my fear they'll
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end up electing not a democratic socialist, a straight up socialist because of these kind of shenanigans. they should have saw this coming a long time ago. >> bill: the markets were flying yesterday, a little down today cyber monday. how did we do? >> we had a record. i didn't buy anything online, though. but we did have a record and 20% -- $2 billion came from smartphones. >> bill: $2 billion? >> of the sales yesterday came from smartphones. >> bill: that's apple, samsung, google? >> yeah. here is the thing. since november 1 until cyber monday we've been well ahead of anything anybody thought. the american consumer continues to step up to the plate, continues to spend big money. that's the optimism out there that gets little coverage. >> sandra: charles payne did not shop on cyber monday. that will drop sales.
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>> someone used my debit card. they bought a gift certificate and i didn't have a credit card yesterday. i would have done my part. >> bill: microsoft passed apple? >> it's more about apple falling apart. they would stop telling us how many iphones they sold. that is a mistake and continue to haunt them for a long time. >> bill: mike espy in mississippi is speaking now. let's go there live. >> sandra: moments ago he said this. do we have it? >> we have the best organized campaign in mississippi up to that point. there was mainly boots on the ground. we organized the precincts and the zones. mississippi is a very rural state. we don't have a lot of urban centers like atlanta and they have in florida. we have rural zones. so you have to recruit people that other people know.
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so we had folks on our election payroll for almost a year ahead of time getting to know the folks in their neighborhoods and their polls, getting them to know them. encouraging them to get out to vote in november. it was a district. the poorest district in mississippi of the poorest state a 53% growth by black population. we have to discount for voting age population and i won 85% block, 11% white. i beat the governor's grandson. i beat the senator's nephew in the primary and i came and beat the incumbent republican. then as things progressed, and people believed that i -- when
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i ran in 1992, i got 95% of the black vote and 40% of the white vote. it is just not because i wear great suits, it's because i served everyone equally. >> bill: two weeks ago today no candidate reached 50% and why there is a runoff today. that's mike espy going up against cindy hyde-smith. they're voting now in mississippi. a republican victory gets them to 53, a gain of two in the u.s. senate. we'll see how it goes. >> sandra: here we go. a lot more news on the economy. >> bill: all this economic news certainly plays a role at the ballot box. new reaction from business woman and former presidential candidate carly fiorina coming up after the break. >> sandra: a new push for criminal justice reform could be one of the things both parties can agree on. >> if our criminal justice
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go to, or call 1-877-423-5739. >> bill: 10:30, fox news alert. voters casting their ballots in the runoff election in mississippi. republican cindy hyde-smith trying to go up against mike espy. president trump had two stops yesterday in the state of mississippi. >> president trump: i'm here to ask the people of mississippi to send cindy hyde-smith back to the united states senate so we can make america great again. your vote on tuesday will decide whether we build on our extraordinary achievements or whether we empower the radical democrats to obstruct our progress. >> bill: this morning our headliner. carly fiorina, former hewlett-packard ceo and 2016 republican presidential candidate. nice to see you again. it has been some time.
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welcome back to "america's newsroom." >> well, thanks, great to be with you, bill, good morning, sandra. >> bill: you talk a lot about leadership. a big part of your professional and personal focus. how would you rate the leadership on behalf of president trump over the last two years? >> well, i think president trump has accomplished many of the things he said he was going to do. and leaders keep their promises. on the other hand, i think it's also true that leaders understand how they do things is as important as what they do. because leaders have to build support over time. and i think what we're seeing as a result of the mid-term elections is that while president trump's base remains solidly with him, he is not building support. he is not growing support. and i think over time that puts his agenda at risk. >> sandra: how does he do that? particularly with the female suburban voters? according to our fox voter
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analysis of all suburban women, 57% voted for democratic candidates, 38% for republican candidates. how does the republican party win back that suburban women vote? >> you know, it's interesting. we've talked about this before. in fact, we talked about this during the 2016 election. first of all, i would say that women are problem solvers. women focus on solving problems because they need to solve a lot of problems in their lives and in the lives of their families and in their jobs. and so i think women focus very much on are problems getting solved? are results being achieved? it is also true that women care about tone and language. and women get concerned when the tone is divisive and the language is harsh. and so i would say that
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republicans' policies so often lift people up and democrats' policies so often keep people right where they are as mia love has famously said many times. but i also think that problems only get involved if you bring people together instead of dividing people apart. and tone and language can drive people apart or bring people together. and in the end i think real leadership is about solving problems. not just talking about solving problems. which politicians too often do. >> bill: you got a lot -- you sound like you might be considering it again. are you running? do you have plans to challenge donald trump in a primary? >> no, heavens, no. what i am focused on is the same thing i've been focused on for many decades, which is what is real leadership about? and real leadership is not about title or position. although many leaders have
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titles and positions. real leadership is about problem solving. real leadership is about building support. real leadership is about lifting people up and bringing them together, not tearing people down and driving them apart. real leadership is about courage, character and seeing possibilities in circumstances and also importantly seeing possibilities in the people all around us. i ran for president in 2016 because i believe we need more citizen leaders. and on the podcast that goes live today, i lift up citizen leaders all across this country. some you've heard of, some you haven't. because i think we need more examples of real leadership and real problem solvers. >> sandra: you are speaking from a role. you were the ceo of hewlett-packard. the first woman to head up a fortune top 20 company. when you look at what the president is doing. i know you spoke a lot about this during the 2016 campaign, you talked a lot about china and the impact of china on the
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global economy. the president's "wall street journal" interview he says this, the only deal would be china has to open up their country to competition from the u.s. i would advise for them to build factories in the united states and make the product here. just want to get your thoughts as you have been watching the trump economy and the president's policies play out, how you think he is doing there? >> well first i certainly agree with the administration that the relationship we have with china is unbalanced more and more so. it is unbalanced from a military perspective and from a trade perspective. where i would differ is first of all of course china is manufacturing in the u.s. they bought u.s. companies. i think it is time, way past time, for us to send strong messages militarily to the chinese, president obama failed to do that.
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and the result is a -- i'm hearing a busy tone in my ear. the result is a situation in the south china sea where we have a military build-up. it is also true that the trade imbalance is a problem. however, tariffs don't really work. and i think we're seeing that. when ford and gm both say they are now having to swallow costs of $700 million to a billion dollars, that costs jobs. i would rather see president trump say this to china. you will play by the rules in our country that we have to play by in your country. and that means you can't list your companies on the new york stock exchange unless we can list our companies on the chinese stock exchange. it also means that you can't
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buy or invest in american companies until we can buy and invest in chinese companies without government approval or government interference. >> bill: very interesting. president trump on the rally last night was talking about how he would deal with china. interesting ideas there. listen from this -- listen to this from mississippi. >> president trump: we racked up $4.5 trillion in trade deficits with china since they entered the wto. the world trade organization, which other than nafta is probably the worst trade deal any country has ever entered, and we entered it and that's what built china into the power. but now we're the big power. we're far more powerful and that's the way we are going to keep it. >> bill: that from mississippi. carly fiorina has a new podcast out called by example and debuts today.
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if we've established a signal get a pitch for the podcast. >> i can tell you about the podcast. >> sandra: because she is a pioneer in her field and one of the first female ceos of a big fortune company, fortune top 20 company she is sitting down on the new podcast by example and talking to leaders of all industries. and it's really a fascinating idea. for carly fiorina to be conducting those interviews is something. >> bill: it is interesting to hear from her again. she has been quiet publicly. when she came on the stage in cleveland, i remember because martha and i were sit -- sitting there. the group of seven. carly fiorina got a lot of attention and moved up the ladder for that election. she have is out there yet again. we hope to get her back here. >> bill: it is beginning to look a lot like 2020. the democratic field has several big names and getting
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considering running for president. beto o'rourke energized the democratic base like we haven't seen in a long time. stacy abrams and andrew gillum. to write them off. dan is right. it's what pundits did to obama when he was a state senator in illinois and got him on the national stage. i think we'll have a lot of exciting to look at in the field. >> he ran an interesting race against a guy who is not dissimilar from donald trump in demeanor. he has gotten good experience. it was close but at the end of the day he lost. so the fact that we're talking about a candidacy by a losing politician says something right now about the field that the democrats have, which is it's wide open. we don't know who will run. we are talking about possibly biden and sanders in their mid 70s now. late 70s when this election is
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happening. we don't know who will run. he is a charismatic figure who did galvanize the democratic voter. >> we talked about 2020 democratic candidates. none of my democrat colleagues bring up avenatti. candidates are less important than process. here they date for everyone to keep in mind. december 5 when the new hampshire legislature will pick the next secretary of state. the democrats have said for the first time in over 20-some years they may not allow the republican to stay in as secretary to state. now, gardner has had a history of protecting new hampshire's status as early in the process. if a democrat -- a partisan democrat takes -- i would remind you gets in, won't have the stature. what if california decides to leap forward in the domination process? and now you have a huge advantage for kamala harris. what if it stays the same?
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that helps someone like elizabeth warren? who is talking about running on any given day isn't as important as the process. >> bill: beto o'rourke yesterday. >> the best advice have run for and lost is don't make any decisions about anything until you have some time to hang with your family and just be human. >> bill: my guess is he is running but we'll wait. mia love who lost the election in the state of utah but the most narrow of margins is throwing daggers at just about anybody. this is what she said yesterday regarding president trump. >> this gave me a clear vision of his world as it is. no real relationships, just
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convenient transactions. that's an insufficient way to implement service and policy. >> bill: are you surprised by this? >> i probably can count on one hand the number of losing candidates who blame themselves for their loss. there is often the everybody's fault except my own. candidates are ultimately the ones that voters vote on and who is on the ballot. and you need to be held responsible for that. let me make one last plug on giving tuesday. don't forget your favorite republican organization as you give your donation. >> sandra: mia love gave me no love and she lost. >> if mia love had embraced president trump i think she would have lost by more. her district includes salt lake city, suburban voters flocked to democrats this cycle and how they took back the house. you know, trump's own prerogative if he wants to go
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after fellow republicans. if she embraced him more she would have lost more. >> she was seen as a rising star in the republican party four years ago. she went after republicans in washington and her opponents, called them a wolf in sheep's clothing and said i am unleashed, i'm untethered and unshackled. i can say exact lip what's on my mind. >> her comment about president trump was in reaction to his slam of hers -- of his after the election saying she didn't show me any love, she lost. she is a reflection of several things that republicans have to be concerned about going into the 2020 race. they have a suburban women problem. they have an educated voter problem. they have a minority voter problem. and mia love is a reflection of possibly a donald trump problem for centrist republicans.
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>> my advice to my fellow republicans is we're more united than we are apart and to allow democrats and the media to stoke the division is only hurtful to us. and republicans need to be mindful we're more together than not. but it is laughable to hear democrats say mia love is a states woman for her willingness to criticize president trump but president trump is completely wrong when he criticizes another republican. republicans shouldn't be criticizing republicans but democrats aren't being genuine trying to stoke division. >> bill: it is giving tuesday. thank you, adrian, john, thank you for being here. >> sandra: it is the season, speaking of which, for spending. retailers raking in the dough hit an historic high and wait until you see these new numbers.
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>> sandra: this year's cyber monday broke the online sales record with $7.9 billion spent. brett larson. >> that's true. that's a lot of vacuums, which i purchased. the thing i like about cyber monday and how we talk about online shopping year-over-year. i'm glad to see it's on an
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upward trajectory. people are still finding it for the first time and relatively new. it was a huge year. amazon saying it was historic, the biggest shopping day in the history of amazon which has been around for almost a quarter century. the other interesting little tidbit i took away from after the cyber monday sales data is that a lot of the shopping, most of it was done in denver, colorado and also in other large cities. i'm curious to see where broadband is available readily available in the u.s. versus where it's not. if the online shopping was good there. in more rural areas where you don't have a super fast connection will you take a little extra time for the ability to shop from home? these are also areas adversely hit by retail stores closing and what have you. i definitely think year-over-year we'll continue to see it get higher. >> bill: what did you get? >> i got a deal on a hoover vacuum.
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that's what you do on cyber monday. >> sandra: 7.9 billion. put that in perspective, i tell bill to do that when he is looking at the stock market change. that's a 20% increase from last year. that's huge. >> bill: it is bigger year-over-year from this year to last year from last year to the previous year. now we have to wait for take it back tuesday. >> sandra: what did you get me? >> got to get it with gift wrapping, hemmer. >> bill: paul manafort is accused of lying. special counsel bob mueller, did he lose his most valuable witness? a big celebration at nasa. we're back on mars and mike massimino has a lot to say about that. don't miss this. it's an amazing accomplishment. that's coming up. - [narrator] if you want serious cleaning
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>> sandra: fox news alert on the showdown at the southern u.s. border. thousands of migrants hoping to enter the u.s. near tijuana and many reviewing their options. welcome back to "america's newsroom." i'm sandra smith. >> bill: i'm bill hemmer. good morning. days after u.s. agents fired tear gas on some of the migrants who tried to enter the country illegally many feel less hopeful gaining asylum and looking at staying in mexico as we learn more about the makeup inside the caravan. department of homeland security saying it's mostly men with many not eligible for asylum. national border council president brandon judd joined
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us earlier today on that. >> they are thumbing their knows at the american public and government. they won't try to do it properly. if they were they would present themselves at port of entries, not rush the border. >> sandra: jeff paul is reporting live in tijuana. jeff. >> we're outside the main migrant shelter in tijuana. there is a lot of people living here. thousands living inside and the folks who weren't able to get inside are now living out on the streets here. this is the overflow crowd. a lot of men, women as we take a further walk here you can see there are even some children out here covered up in blankets sleeping on the ground. doing anything they can to stay warm through what has been pretty cold nights here in tijuana. now, the migrants tell us that yesterday's clash with the u.s. border patrol only further complicates their situation. they say while there were a few hundred involved in that clash
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there were thousands living out here. they don't want to be all painted the same way. we did talk to one el salvador local teenager who says despite the clash s he will still try to get into the united states. others trying to sign up with some of the ngos out here. they have given up. they want to go home. they say it wasn't worth it and want to get back to their families at this point. >> bill: thank you for your reporting there. president trump taking to twitter slamming special counsel bob mueller's russia probe a day after they said in a court filing that former trump campaign chairman paul manafort has been lying to investigators breaking his plea agreements. his lawyers say otherwise. john roberts has the story from the north lawn. >> bill: good morning. looking through the joint status report from mueller's office and from manafort's attorney in which the mueller
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special counsel's office says after signing a plea agreement manafort committed federal crimes by lying to the fbi and special counsel's office in a variety of subject matters which constitute breaches of the plea agreement. from manafort's side he believes he has provided truthful information and doesn't agree with the government's characterization or that he has breached the agreement. both sides agree, given this impasse between the tro sides, it is prudent for manafort to be sentenced and asking for sentencing to be scheduled. it means manafort will likely end his cooperation with the special counsel's office. the president going off about all this this morning on twitter saying the phony witch hunt continues but mueller and his gang of angry dems are only looking at one side, not the other. wait until it comes out how horribly and viciously they're treating people ruining lives for them refusing the lie. mueller is a conflicted prosecutor gone rogue. they build him up as a saints when he is the opposite.
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he is doing tremendous damage to our criminal justice system looking at one side, not the hours. heroes will come of this. it won't be mueller and his gang of angry democrats. look at their pafts and where they come from. the $30 million witch hunt continues. they have nothing but ruined lives. let these terrible people go back to the clinton foundation and justice, in quotation markets department. the president has been critical of mueller in the past. i haven't seen him be so vit yol in his description of bob mueller. this goes further than anything else. one of the developments today the guardian newspaper says it has information that paul manafort as recently as march of 2016 met at the ecuador embassy in london with wikileaks founder julian assange. i reached out to representatives from manafort say they don't believe it's accurate. we're checking into it more to see if there might be more veracity to that report. >> bill: john roberts from the
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north lawn. thank you, sir. >> sandra: mid-terms not over yet. voters heading to the polls in mississippi in the runoff between cindy hyde-smith and her democratic challenger mike espy. >> president trump: on election day we made history by expanding our senate gop majority. we cannot allow nancy pelosi and chuck schumer to erode that victory by wining the great state of mississippi. that's not possible. is that possible? i don't think so. >> sandra: joining us now is chris stirewalt. the man who wrote the piece, what to expect in mississippi. your first line. mississippi, really? why is this getting so much attention, chris? >> we don't have anything else to cover -- no, that's not exactly why. it is true that mike espy could
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win. it's a remote chance. mississippi is not a very swingy state at all. in mississippi almost all of the white voters are republican and almost all the black voters are democrats. it's a 60% white state. guess what? the elections are almost 60/40 in mississippi. that's how it goes. it would be very hard for mike espy, those last 10 points to get to 50%, very hard to come by for democrats in mississippi. it could happen but he would need three things. he would need first of all astonishing black turnout. african-american voters storm the polls. it happened once before when thad cochran was in a runoff. that could happen. number two, he would need disaffected republican opponent to stay home out of resentment for her as a moderate. the third thing in the northern
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part of the state, the memphis suburbs. they would need traditional republican voters to vote for espy. that's a lot of ifs. >> sandra: you are saying there is a chance for espy and a path to victory for him potentially. in your piece you write if former democratic congressman mike espy wins in mississippi one year after the republican debacle with roy moore in neighboring alabama it would be a story and increase the growing narrative about republicans losing their grip on the south and the rise of democrats of color. you went on to write but is it really a thing? you talked about hyde-smith's campaign. you wrote that it has been just awful. >> she hasn't been good at this. and sort of the irony here is that the choice of hyde-smith to replace cochrane and to run in this seat was because she is so squishy. she is a former democrat who
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had an unremarkable stint as the state agriculture secretary. supposed to be safe and suburban friendly. democrats have managed to turn her into this vanguard of the new segregationism because of her unfortunate utterances on the trail. she has not responded to the pressure in the right way. and she has made her own position harder but she has faced a pretty astonishing onslaught from the national press and democrats. >> sandra: you saw the president there in a couple rallies yesterday. a huge push for the senator. we will see what happens. whatever does happen, chris, what is the message here? what is the takeaway from the fact that this race has gotten there and the broader message for the republican party in particular as you heard the president there last night? >> look, i think that we have to be careful about broader messages here. this is a low name
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identification appointed senator. this is somebody who is not famous. this is somebody who doesn't have deep ties in the republican party. we have to be careful about over interpretation here. i don't know there is larger meaning just because it's close. >> sandra: you write weirder things have happened than a former democrat winning an upset in the deep south. a race the nation will be watching. chris stirewalt. great piece this morning to put it in perspective for us. >> bill: thank you, chris, nice to see you, sir. nice cardigan. so dapper. >> bill: after win the house majority top democrats are urging restraint on investigating the president at least for now. how long will that hold? doug collins weighs in on that and has a lot to say coming up shortly. >> sandra: president trump slamming the russia investigation after mueller says manafort lied to federal
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american red cross getting ready to put together military comfort kits for american troops deployed overseas, a lot of good things inside that are essential to making it day-to-day. melania trump, second lady karen pence at the american red cross in washington, d.c. nice to see. >> sandra: new developments in the mueller probe. the special counsel's office saying paul manafort repeatedly lied to federal investigators, which violates a mroo*e deal he signed two months ago. manafort's attorneys disputing that saying he believed he has provided truthful information and does not agree with the government's characterization that he has breached the agreement. let's bring in alan dershowitz, harvard law professor and author of the book the case against impeaching trump. good morning. >> i predicted this on sunday when i said that mueller is not going to be able to use manafort because he is a proven liar. you can't put a liar on the
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witness stand just like he won't be able to use korsi or anybody who he got to plead guilty to perjury or lying to an f.b.i. agent. you know, the number of witnesses that he has that are credible are shrinking by the day. >> sandra: so going back to your comments over the weekend, which got a lot of attention, you spoke very strongly about what you see will be the outcome when ultimately this mueller report is released. >> that's right. the president and his team has to be ready. mueller won't produce a neutral report or be fair. he will produce what he believes is going to be a devastating attack. he will put together everything. he will use information from manafort and others without necessarily disclosing that they are liars. and so the president's team has to be ready and why i've suggested that the president's team demand that on the day the
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mueller report is released, that their report is released as well. that the public gets a chance to see both reports. in other words, that when the mueller report is produced to the justice department it has to be turned over to the team. >> sandra: how can the president's team prepare a statement not knowing -- >> mueller report gets sent to the justice department. doesn't release it, sends it to the president's team. they then have a week to write a rebuttal looking specifically. then once their rebuttal is ready, both reports are released at the same time. that way the american public gets to see both together. they don't get to see one one-sided report that gets the front page of the "new york times" and a week later a page 23 response. fairness requires they be released, if released at all, at the same time. >> sandra: the latest we heard from the president came by a tweet today.
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wait until it comes out how horribly and viciously they're treating people. mueller is a conflicted prosecutor gone rogue. you made the forecast or the prediction that this will not -- the report will not ultimately indicate the president criminally but it will be devastating politically. >> if not answered. if it is out there alone. mueller is a smart guy. he has very smart prosecutors. they have will put together every bit of evidence and create a mosaic which points to the white house, the oval office, the president. if it's not responded to, it could be devastating. that's my point. mueller is not going to produce a balanced, fair report. >> sandra: i believe it was darrell issa joked with me about if this ever concludes. when are you estimating that robert mueller could finally wrap this? >> i would think he would wrap it before the democrats take over congress but you never know. one of the reasons he accepted
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the president's offer which was the right offer to answer in writing is because he wanted to get all the information before the mid-term elections and so nobody could slow him down. so i think he is ready to release the report. i have think it's a question now of timing. there are no elections pending. last election is today in mississippi. mid-terms are over. between now and christmas is the obvious time to release the report. >> sandra: before i move on to one other thing do you think the public will get a full look at this report or will bits and pieces come out? >> there is a controversy if prosecutors are allowed to release reports instead of saying indicted or not indicted. if they are allowed to release the report the subject should have the right to respond to the report and the american public should see them at the same time. >> sandra: are you getting any indication the president's team is readying a response? >> they are working on a
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response. the american public should not be presented with a one-sided report. >> sandra: manafort has been accused of lying. mueller's team says it's a breach of the plea deal. what happens to paul manafort. >> he is in trouble. he gave up his right to trial and now he is in real trouble. he has already pleaded guilty. he can't take that back and they'll really redouble their punishment against him. i don't know he will ever see the light of day again. >> sandra: will the president let the investigation play out until the very end? >> i think so. i think he has to do that. in the end when both sides are presented the american public will have the choice to decide who has the better case. i do not think there will be criminal prosecutions of the president or anybody close to him growing out of the mueller report. >> sandra: professor, great to have you on set this morning. >> bill: thank you, sandra. 20 past the hour. fox news alert. the single most deadly attack on u.s. forces in afghanistan
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from the desert. >> bill: fox news alert. new reaction from the kremlin out of moscow after ukraine imposes martial law in parts of its country to fight growing aggression from russia after a weekend confrontation in the waters off of ukraine. trey has more from the middle east bureau to tell us what's happening today. >> russian president vladimir putin weighed in today on the escalation over the weekend between russia and ukraine that left at least three ukrainian sailors injured in a fire fight near the sea. 24 sailors and three vessels are still being held by the russia navy as reports indicate the sailors have been questioned and will appear before a russian court. the news agency in russia says one of the sailors has been ordered by a court to stay detained for two months in crimea as martial law is set to go into effect in parts of ukraine on friday following a
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vote in the ukrainian parliament and a proposal put forth by ukraine's president that will give the country increased defense capabilities. >> bill: how is the u.s. responding to this incident so far, trey? >> yesterday president trump said that the united states is working closely with european allies in an effort to try to find a solution to this recent escalation. just last night the state department released a statement on behalf of secretary mike pompeo condemning russia over the weekend. it comes days before a scheduled meeting between russian president vladimir putin and president trump on the sidelines of the g20 summit. >> bill: thank you, trey. >> sandra: border agents using tear gas after an attempted breach of the border by hundreds of migrants. the president accusing some of them of using children as human shields. house foreign affairs committee member lee zeldin will join us
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on that. >> bill: mississippi is voting at this hour. will the president's visit pay off? we're live on the ground in a matter of moments next. >> president trump: she is great on tax cuts, tough on the border. she loves our military. she loves our vets. and she always supports our tremendous judicial nominees. ke. it's the best of pressure cooking and air frying all in one. with tendercrisp technology, food will be juicy on the inside, crispy on the outside. (upbeat drumming) the ninja foodi, the pressure cooker that crisps.
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every road in the world is now an information superhighway. (phone ringing) and the car has become an accessory to the smartphone. ride hailing, car sharing,
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carpooling... mobility services are proliferating. and there's a new generation who don't seem to want to own cars in the first place. it all means massive disruption to the car industry, cities, businesses and investors. i'm martyn briggs for bank of america merrill lynch. >> sandra: fox news alert. the u.s. military says three american service members were killed today in afghanistan when a roadside bomb exploded about 100 miles south of kabul. the attack is the single deadliest against u.s. forces in afghanistan this year. jennifer griffin is live with the latest on this, good morning. >> good morning. in addition to the american troops killed today, three other americans were wounded in the roadside bombing. one american contractor was also wounded where just a few days ago the top u.s. commander
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in afghanistan was photographed carrying his rifle during a routine meeting with local leaders, a deterrent message from general scott miller that raised eyebrows after general miller found himself in the midst of a fire fight. a symbol of how dangerous this area close to the capital has become. the americans were killed after their armored vehicle drove over a massive bomb buried under the road. the four wounded americans were flown by helicopter to a u.s. military hospital. the pentagon is withholding the names of those killed and wounded awaiting next of kin notifications. the attack comes two days after sergeant jasso, an army ranger was killed battling al qaeda fighters near the border with iran. we're learning this morning he was killed by friendly fire from afghan force he was fighting alongside. the loss he is felt by all who served with him and family and loved ones and all on the
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mission to protect our country and allies. the 25-year-old sergeant jasso from washington returned to dover air force base late last night. the decorated soldier was killed during his third combat deployment to afghanistan. he was part of the elite 75th ranger regiment. 12 americans have been killed in combat in afghanistan this year. another 79 u.s. troops have been severely wounded in afghanistan this year alone. sandra. >> sandra: jennifer griffin at the pentagon. thank you. >> bill: 31 past the hour. at home what will democrats do when they take the majority in the house? some are suggesting the early agenda will focus not on subpoenas but issues affecting americans. how will it go? republican doug collins. member of the house judiciary committee. thank you for coming back here on "america's newsroom." >> good to be with you. >> bill: two days ago elijah
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cummings said this about the strategy. watch. >> we'll be very careful with issuing subpoenas. i don't want people to think the first day i walk in there we'll have, you know, 30 subpoenas going out the door. not going to do that. we'll do it carefully and make sure that it's done with integrity. the american people want checks and balances. the subpoenas i want to issue would be much different than ones i've seen. >> bill: it's an intriguing answer. what is your expectation? >> well, i think the expectation of what we're seeing now is elijah cummings are trying to camp down the more vocal parts of their party that have just come in struggling with what they want to do. they're trying to focus on things that they believe are actually beneficial to the american public. when they get out there they're trying to strike a balance between going after a president they dislike, which is all they focused on for the last two years and figuring out they have to govern. if they're ready to govern
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they'll find willing partners. if they go after the president. which i think they'll find a lot of trouble within their own caucus, there will be issues. >> bill: you think they face pressure internally to go after the subpoenas. >> very much so. what you'll find out they have many of their folks who ran on the socialist agenda coming in right now and don't like the president, they don't like the fact that -- many of them ran on getting rid of ice. think about that for a moment. they want to get rid of ice and enforcement and have open border policy. when they start running on these things of more government takeover through medicare for all. when you deal with those they are struggles internally to know they're not popular topics and many of them want to go after the president on everything from tax returns and everything else. it doesn't play well with the american people. they know it. there is a divide between them right now. >> bill: matt cartwright is a
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democrat. this is his quote. i'm against weaponizing the committee. i don't want to defang the committee. it should be more than a political loudspeaker. there lies the question. how far do you go with it? a lot of these men and women were running on issues. what happens to the issues? >> it will be interesting to see. a lot of their base broached the subject of impeachment. that's what they campaigned and talked about and many of their supporters want to see impeachment procedures brought. if jerry nadler wants to do that that will be an issue they'll have to deal very harshly with. those are overreaches that i think they're having the struggle with. congress has the power of oversight. that's always been a part of what we should be do a proper oversight. when they go over the bounds and start fishing trying to take advantage of red herrings, that's when i think they'll run into trouble and they will run into trouble inside their own
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party but definitely with republicans still on the hill. >> bill: an election in two years, whether it's immigration, student debt loan. high cost of prescription drugs that's what a lot of democrats ran on. steve scalise was quoted this way. they didn't campaign on harassing the president. a lot of seats they flip their candidates were talking about being proper life and pro gun and not voting with nancy pelosi. if they become obstructionists, they will -- how much consideration have you given that idea. >> i've traveled all over the country and campaigned in many districts and many we won but some we lost. the issue is if you want to campaign and some of these did as sort of republican and republican ideas campaigned as light republicans hiding more of their democratic liberal base. they'll have trouble trying to defend it. the first one is how nancy pelosi is marshalling the whole
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caucus to vote for her for speaker. the first votes. some of the districts where they came in they'll have to deal with the fact that nancy pelosi will be speaker and the more liberal agenda and have to come in contact with being against things that they campaigned for and saying they wanted to be with but also having to deal with the realities of washington, d.c. when they have much more radical members of their own party that will push them to the left. they campaigned at something they're not and now have to govern which way they decide. >> bill: thank you for your time today from georgia. thank you, sir. >> sandra: mississippi voters heading to the polls today for a senate runoff election choosing between cindy hyde-smith and democrat challenger mike espy. president trump held two rallies in her state yesterday. ronna mcdaniel joined us earlier. >> the president's approval is incredibly high in mississippi.
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he won that state by double digits and he is the best closer in the country and bringing him in and going to both parts of the mississippi tupelo and biloxi will help energize the turnout for cindy hyde-smith today. >> sandra: jonathan is live in mississippi. >> turnout at this polling site has been heavy all morning. a cold day and following the holiday weekend. mike espy the democrat cast his ballot at this church just outside of jackson as a democrat running in a red state. he is no washington liberal. he enjoys strong support by african-american voters, but he will need more than 20% of the white vote to win today's runoff. >> i'm proud of what i am and proud of what you are and what he is. but i think that we don't have to dwell on that and go to our
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tribes. we need to come to a common group and solve these problems. >> yesterday president trump rallied with senator cindy hyde-smith trying to shore up republican support after she made some gaffes on the campaign trail about joking about attending a public hanging. mr. trump made the case for expanding the republican majority in the senate. >> president trump: if we win tomorrow we'll be at 53-47. substantially more than we had -- [cheering] >> police are investigating nooses that appeared on the grounds of the mississippi state capitol along with signs referring to lynchings that occurred in mississippi's past. those items have been removed but add to the tension surrounding this special runoff election that the eyes of the nation are watching. sandra. >> sandra: jonathan serrie. thank you. >> bill: terrifying tornadoes and water spouts caught on camera. the damage left behind in a
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moment here. >> sandra: president trump defending the use of tear gas to turn back some migrants who tried to breach the southern border. what will happen now with the thousands of people still there? congressman lee zeldin of the house foreign affairs committee will join us. >> president trump: if they come over here we'll apprehend them and close the border. i mean it. i'll close it for a long time. , but maybe not for people with rheumatoid arthritis. because there are options. like an "unjection™". xeljanz xr. a once-daily pill for adults with moderate to severe ra for whom methotrexate did not work well enough. xeljanz xr can reduce pain, swelling and further joint damage, even without methotrexate. xeljanz xr can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections, lymphoma and other cancers have happened. don't start xeljanz xr if you have an infection. tears in the stomach or intestines,
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>> bill: a series of tornadoes hitting the country. several funnel clouds caught on camera swirling above the ocean. that's an ugly sight. one of the twisters hit an industrial area destroying cars and damaging homes. rains from the storm also caused a sinkhole in one town. at least one person said to be missing. no reports of any deaths or other injuries. >> sandra: fox news alert on the situation at our southern border. many of the central american
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migrants seeking asylum here in the united states starting to explore other options after clashes at the border. president trump now saying some of those migrants who tried to breach a major point of entry in california on sunday essentially used children as human shields. >> why is a parent running up into an area where they know that tear gas is forming and it will be formed and they are running up with a child? in some cases you know they aren't the parents. these are people they call them grabbers. they grab a child because they think they'll have a certain status by having a child. you have certain advantages in terms of our crazy laws. >> sandra: new york republican congressman lee zeldin sits on the foreign affairs committee. what is the goal of congress as we look at the showdown and confrontation at the southern border? >> my goal is and many colleagues agree with me. we need to secure our border. that's president trump's
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priority. many americans want to see our rule of law respected and enforced. the use of tear gas is not a new practice. obama administration used it a lot. to president trump's point you as a parent should be more responsible and not bringing your child into that setting where tear gas has been used in the past and was possibly going to be used again. to the point about using children as human shields, the department of homeland security has provided examples like what we saw at the mexican/guatemala border when the caravan has been presenting itself to law enforcement they used children as human shields. the president should be outspoken. the tear gas was not targeting the children. it was targeting those individuals within the caravan with no respect for our rule of law trying to break through our border, throwing rocks and injuring u.s. officials. that is why the use of tear gas was appropriate and it was
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justified and targeted. >> sandra: the commissioner of u.s. customs and border protection saying it's a dangerous situation at the southern border. ronna mcdaniel was on the program earlier this morning and had this to say about something getting done in congress. >> i think people are concerned about these caravans and these groups coming to our border. it seems to be never ending. there seems to be more people coming in this way. we need to address our immigration policy. it has been kicked down the road far too long. the president has taken a firm stance. he has been talking about this for two years. it is time for democrats and republicans to come together and solve a problem that is not going away. we can't continue to push it down the road. >> sandra: in the new congress, what is reasonable to expect can get done. you heard ronna mcdaniel. we need to address our immigration policy. >> she is right. the president has been -- shown
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a willingness to compromise. congressional republicans have shown a willingness to compromise. my message to my colleagues to any congressional democrat who voted against the bill is tell us what you want to get to yes. let's have a conversation about it. >> sandra: what is that area for compromise, be more specific? >> the congressional democrats have shown no willingness to compromise at all. an example. this past january there was a shutdown called the schumer shutdown. before the weekend when the government was getting shut down, this was this fight over border wall funding. in the middle of that weekend while the government was shut down remember they said i'll go to the border and help build the wall myself. and there was this openness but then after that weekend was over and the government was reopened, once again you saw the congressional democrats go back to their position where they are unwilling to compromise at all.
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they made an ask with regards to daca. 600,000 plus they were looking for a permanent solution for. well, the president came back with an offer that provided permanency to 1.8 million daca recipients and yet the answer that he got back was no. in a way he ends up negotiating against himself. congressional democrats have to be willing to offer up any type of compromise whatsoever or we're going to continue negotiating against ourselves. these votes need 60 in the senate. new congress you need to get to 218 with the majority that is democrat. where you have republicans and a president willing to compromise, working with colleagues on the opposite side of the aisle. if democrats aren't willing to make any compromise whatever, if it's 100% their way we'll continue running in place. who cares who gets credit for victory? let's get it done. get done with the issues as many as possible. the other thing i would say is
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this. where there has been at times people holding up for one grand bill that solves all of our immigration challenges in one bill, lets get whatever we can done to strengthen our border and improve interior enforcement and do anything else to address the crisis. you need democrats willing to compromise at all to get 218 and 60 come january. >> sandra: perhaps it's giving a taste of what's to come there. a lot to do, congressman. thank you for coming on the program this morning. >> bill: nasa made it work and we're back on mars. seven months and millions of miles. mike massimino joins us next. alright, i brought in ensure max protein...
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>> sandra: the deadly camp fire in northern california now finally contained but the residents of butte county are facing a new crisis. housing. the wildfire destroying nearly 14,000 homes. >> the assistance that people are getting is putting people well outside of butte county. my biggest concern is what made paradise paradise is the people that lived here. the longer and farther we keep people away the less likely they are to come back. >> sandra: the red cross providing shelters to evacuees. fema is working to determine how to provide housing until paradise can be rebuilt. >> 30 meters, 20 meters, 17 meters, standing by for touchdown. touchdown confirmed. [cheering] >> bill: nasa applauding the success of one of the most
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difficult jobs in space, landing on mars. it happened yesterday. the insight lander reaching the red planet. final moments of the journey considered the most critical referred to as seven minutes of terror. mike massimino, former astronaut and from the museum in new york city and author of the book spaceman. how are you doing? we talked to nasa yesterday. great accomplishment. >> they're happy. >> bill: 12,000 miles an hour down to 7 in the last few seconds. it has become old hat for nasa. >> they've been successful eight times landing on mars. the last few minutes what you are concerned about most, what we call the dynamic phases of flight. launch and also the entry. when you are on your voyage in orbit or whatever it is there is time to react that you can interact with the spacecraft. when you get it to mars on that
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end and you have a time delay of 8 and a half minutes you're getting through the entry at the thin atmosphere. parachutes have to work, rock erts fired and land successfully. you can't influence the outcome at this point. you hope it goes well. >> bill: you look at lawrence in arabia with the background here. >> that's a good movie. he was a cool guy. >> bill: when we talked to jim yesterday they were jacked up but confident also. >> yeah. >> bill: we've seen images that take eight minutes to get here. remarkable. you think about what this rover will do. it will go into the soil of mars. >> the new thing. it's not a rover, it is not moving. it is a stationary spacecraft. unlike the last few spacecraft that they've sent to mars that move around and look at things
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and make discoveries that one this will stay put and looking for a flat surface so it could dig inside. it will go down 16 feet under the surface. first time we've ever looked underneath there. we've looked at the surface and orbited it and we haven't looked underneath. we're looking at the composition of mars to earth. they went different directions. mars has no life. never had life as far as we know. they might find signs of that underneath and we have life on earth. it will take seismic and temperature readings and look at the composition. what it's made up of and compare our planet to their planet. >> bill: fascinating stuff. when you were deep in space aboard -- were you looking at mars and asking yourself these kind of questions? >> i was mainly trying to look at the spaceship and do our space walks. i did look at mars is certainly
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something we've had our sights on for a very long time since i was a little boy. i remember the moon landings and the next place was mars. when i looked at mars we aren't that much closer to it because it's so far away. 320 million miles away. a long way away. every astronaut and most people dream about where the next big place to go is. we've been to the moon. i think we'll go back there and settle there and have a permanent presence there. the next place to explore with people is mars. that dream will come true someday. >> bill: thank you for coming back from the intrepid area. >> always a pleasure to see you and be on your program and for having the story. >> sandra: always good to see you, mike. the polls are open in mississippi. president trump rallying with the republican senator there cindy hyde-smith facing a tough challenge against democrat mike espy. could we see an upset in the magnolia state?
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>> bill: so -- >> sandra: you promised me you had something to fill it. >> bill: we are going to mars, kids! a >> sandra: that was great, actually. >> bill: awesome. >> sandra: love it. that's it for us, here. we will see you tomorrow morning. >> bill: be good. see you on wednesday. >> sandra: "outnumbered" starts now. >> harris: on the show for you today, all eyes on mississippi. voters are headed to the polls in today's senate runoff election. both parties pumping a lot of cash into the race. you are watching "outnumbered." i'm harris faulkner. he today, host of "kennedy" on the fox business network, kennedy. fox business anchor, dagen mcdowell. jessica tarlov. i was the "fox & friends" we can, pete hegseth. outnumbered, we say, but not really. let me tell you by. both kennedy and pete are part of our new streaming service, fox nation. along with many


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