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impeach the president of the united states. my god, how surreal is this! ♪ ♪ >> previously on "scandalous"... >> i was shocked because i believed him. what mr. clinton did to me was wrong. >> he was the most powerful person on the planet, and she was an intern just out of college. >> if the president's genetic material was on that dress, there would be no denying that the president had not been telling the truth. >> a lot of people thought he was toast. you couldn't survive a scandal like this. >> after investigating the president for 4 years, ken starr's office has finally delivered a report to congress. >> we had no inkling that there was going to be as much graphicness. >> the president has shown to be very evasive, to have very tortured and legalistic definitions of sexual relations. >> it depends upon what the meaning of the word "is," is. did i want this to come out? no. was i embarrassed about it? yes.
>> the speaker brought down the gavel. it was like a bomb went off in the chamber. >> you don't see a president impeached very often, so this was, you know, huge news. >> by the final month of 1998, the tension inside washington, d.c., was palpable and growing. an intense legal and political battle had been working its way through congress for the past 2 months. at the center of this rapidly evolving spectacle was the president of the unite the tension inside washington dc was palpable. and intense political and legal battle was working its way through congress for the past two month, the center of this rapidly evolving spectacle was the president of the united states. >> it was a story so intense and so absorbing politically, legally, that everybody was on high alert. >> the constitutional crisis. >> impeachment of the president begins with the judiciary
committee passing articles of impeachment. >> that vote came on december 19th. >> when the speaker brought down the gavel it was a quiet moment. >> the house it past two articles of impeachment against bill clinton. his popularity was at an all-time high of 73%. >> the house impeaches, the senate will trial and decides whether to convict or acquit. >> the president's fate would be in the hands of 100 united states senators. >> i remember the expression on the senator's faces when they realized the house has really done this, they really impeached him and we are going to get this thing. >> the jury of 100, the chief justice of the united states sits as the presiding officer and the house impeachment managers serve as prosecutors.
>> the house managers recommended by the chair of the judiciary committee, henry hyde. >> the 13 house republicans, the impeachment trial managers have a job in the senate trial of making a case for the removal of the president as they prepare, each will find different pieces of evidence in the case against bill clinton. >> is house managers build their case it was up to the senate to decide how things would actually work. a crucial decision is whether to take direct testimony from witnesses. >> managers believe we should present witnesses and make a case but it is totally a decision of the senate. >> there are many unanswered procedural questions. >> a lot of details, the witnesses are cross-examined. >> the on it senate trial the president was 130 years ago when andrew johnson was acquitted. >> there is no manual for how
you conduct a trial so this was very controversial. >> despite the desire to present evidence and witnesses the managers realized the senate had other intentions. >> it was in republican hands but the senate clearly did not want to dirty its hands with impeachment. >> they were intended, the old metaphor, george washington used, the house is a cup of coffee, the coffee is very hot, the senate is softserve. they had a lot more sensitivity to the politics of this than we did. republican leadership kept telling us make this go away. >> before the procedural details were worked out the impeachment trial of president clinton begins. it was january 7, 1999. one year to the day since monica lewinsky signed an affidavit denying a sexual relationship with the president. just before 10:00 am house
managers, articles of impeachment. >> in single file, it was the most surreal thing. >> the political fallout, everybody associated with impeachment trial, the future of the country, our next generation of kids and grandkids and looking back on this and saying did somebody stand up for what they should have at that moment? >> the managers on the part of the house of representatives are ready to present the articles of impeachment. >> 5 after 10 house judiciary chairman henry hyde read the articles of impeachment allowed. >> william jefferson clinton undermine the integrity of his office, brought disrepute on the presidency, betrayed his trust as president. >> reporter: chief justice
william rehnquist presiding, all 100 senators were sworn in. >> you will do impartial justice according to the constitution and laws, so help you god. >> the whole atmosphere was surreal, to deal with impeachment of the president over perjuring himself about a sexual encounter. i'm ken jacobus and i switched to the spark cash card from capital one. i earn unlimited 2% cash back on everything i buy. and last year, i earned $36,000 in cash back. which i used to offer health insurance to my employees. what's in your wallet?
or disagreed, because i realized that it was in my lap. as majority leader of the senate, i was going to have to try to figure out, how do we fulfill our constitutional re >> the house voted for impeachment. i was really disturbed not because i agreed or disagreed but i realized it was in my lap. as majority leader of the senate i was going to have to figure out how to fill out responsibility for a trial. >> january 7, 1999, the first trial of the us president for high crimes and misdemeanors in over a century begins. >> it was up to the senate but nobody correct agree on how. >> bipartisan agreement began to the road. >> negotiators from both sides voted for an abbreviated trial. >> i took it to the republican conference and they almost beat me up and threw me out in the hall, that's not going to work. >> there was a plan for a vote on competing plans at 5:00. >> we gathered all 100 senators
and the argument went on for 5 hours. finally it was proposed that each side negotiate privately. ted kennedy spoke and phil gramm of texas spoke. i listened, sounded like they were saying the same thing, that is how we will proceed. go with the graham kennedy proposal. is adopted 100-0. you couldn't get a vote for mother teresa 100-one. i told tom daschle we should go upstairs and explain what we agreed to. >> a few months ago the senate majority leader and senate democratic leader went to 4 cameras to say hope is not lost. >> going down the hall, do you understand what we just agreed to? i said not really but we did have an agreement. >> after fits and rages the senate figured out how to proceed with the trial of president clinton. >> what if they could not agree
on was table for a later date. >> no preclusion of witnesses and no inclusion of witnesses. >> the senate sits largely as a trial jerry and here is evidence presented by impeachment managers, prosecutors and debates and decides whether or not to convicted removed from office. >> opening statements by the 13 house prosecutors began on january 14th. >> chief justice rehnquist called me up to begin my to our opening statement. i walked up to the lectern and looked up and looked across the senate chamber. >> i will be presenting to the senate evidence against the president to demonstrate he committed perjury. >> how surreal is this? >> the whole story is a fraud. >> the chief justice of the supreme court behind you, the united states and in front of you in the whole world watching
you present the case to impeach a president of the united states. >> for the next 3 days the managers may their case to the jury of senators and the chief justice of the supreme court but the legislative branch was not one big happy family. one unsettled member caused intense friction between the two houses of congress. >> prosecutors pressed their request to call witnesses later in this trial. >> the senate limited the amount and type of evidence we could present. >> not only does the president's claim strain all boundaries of common sense but is directly in conflict with monica lewinsky's detailed and corroborated accounts of their relationship. >> utterly physically exhausted. this is been going on one or 3 hours. we would be in trial all day and they would not tell us until that evening whether they expected to hear the next day. we couldn't prepare the trial. >> they began the 3-day defense
of the president on january 19th. >> he didn't perjure or obstruct justice. >> the white house ripped into the house members and kenneth starr. >> they seek to do nothing more than attack, attack, attack. >> that horrific moment in our history when the union can be preserved only by taking this step as the framers saw as a last resort. >> the house managers the answer was aquarius. >> how rich and powerful a person is they have to play by the same rules.
>> a new year's message from kim jong un. he hopes to continue nuclear diplomacy with donald trump and is willing to meet with him anytime this year but he also warns the us against continued sanctions and pressure. the two leaders agreed to denuclearization of the korean peninsula a june summit but nuclear talks have since stalled. talk about out of this world. nasa's new horizons spacecraft made its most distance exploration yet. the craft made itself in contact with the icy world ultima
through, even further than pluto although images have come in, scientists say it looks like a bowling pin. now back to scandalous. >> the week after the battle of impeachment began, the clash over whether to allow witnesses came to a head. >> the key witness to me was monica lewinsky. i don't know any good lawyer who goes into a deposition or trial who doesn't prepare his witness. we were concerned she might be a hostile witness, somebody who would not be cooperative with us although she had immunity. i made arrangements to meet at the mayflower hotel. >> independent counsel kenneth starr went to a judge who ruled the immunity deal allowed star to force her to cooperate with congress. she arrived at a washington hotel after flying in from la
even as senate democrats were screaming fell about the way she was summoned. >> i found her to be warm, open and very cooperative. after that meeting i went down and made the simple statement. >> we had a 2 hour productive and constructive meeting with monica lewinsky. we found her to be a very personable and impressive young woman and helpful witness to the senate if she is called. >> i heard from henry hyde that trent lott had called and said house managers ever spoke to monica lewinsky again other than taking deposition there would be no trial whatsoever. there is no way to get the evidence we needed but i will not let the senate do that. >> calling her as a witness would not result in any new information. >> unnecessary to call her as a witness because her testimony is fully and completely disclosed. >> monaco was not the only
member that house winners looked for. >> prosecutors announced a pair done witness wish list that includes monica lewinsky, vernon jordan and white house advisor sidney blumenthal. >> but the senate majority leader was pushing back hard. >> i heard from henry hyde that trent lott told him there would be no witnesses on the floor of the house. i was appalled by that. absolutely not, will not have monica lewinsky testifying about the stained blue dress. it would sully the floor of the house to have monica lewinsky there and we will not have it. i don't think it is appropriate and i will not be part of it. >> i want to make this very clear. at no point will we ask any questions of monica lewinsky about her explicit sexual relations with the president. >> if the senate tells us they
will not let us call witnesses, we leave the senate chamber and refuse to proceed. >> days of arguments and secret deliberations, a senate vote shot down the idea of calling live witnesses. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> the senate approved a motion to authorize depositions from 3 witnesses. monica linsky, friend vernon jordan and sidney blumenthal. >> we were all in a state of disappointment. it was not the climactic day for us as house managers. >> every 12th is the goal for ending the trial unless something new and explosive emerges from the depositions. the white house hopes and predicts that will not be the case. house managers hope that it will. >> on for very 6, 1999, portions of the videotaped depositions
from house managers were played in the senate chamber. for the first time the world was able to hear from the players themselves including vernon jordan. >> we reference carried out at the request of the president of the united states. >> i was acting on behalf of the president. >> and the person many people were most eager to hear from, monica lewinsky. >> i knew i would deny the relationship. >> if you believe her you will see how the president wove a web of perjury and obstruction of justice. >> 24/7, listening to the testimony, it dominated everything. >> two days later house prosecutors and the president's lawyers made closing arguments. next morning the senate shut its doors to the public for 3 days of private deliberations. and historic importance of the proceedings.
>> no press, 100 senators, the doors are shut, you're in the room and it is just you. each senator got 10 or 15 minutes and they are all sitting there paying rapt attention. we heard each of them. >> we find twice in the history of the country, a constitutional showdown, a constitutional death penalty. ♪here you come again lookin' better than♪ ♪a body has a right to
>> the senate was ready to decide the fate of america's 42nd president. >> the senate meets today to conclude this trial by voting on >> the senate was ready to decide the fate of the 42nd president. t >> the senate meets today to conclude this trial by voting on articles of impeachment. that no person shall be convicted without concurrence of 2 thirds of the members present. the question is on the first article of impeachment. senators, how say you. >> which senator standard his or her desk and announces the vote,
guilty or not guilty? >> mister by, not guilty. >> when this started to unfold i thought it might be possible he would be removed from office. i counted the votes and they were not there. >> mister lieberman. mister lieberman, not guilty. >> i voted for acquittal. there was no evidence, however immoral his behavior was that bill clinton was unable to continue to effectively carry out his responsibilities as president of the united states. >> what the founders were thinking about was he committed treason, bribery. >> mister carey of nebraska. mister carey of nebraska, not guilty. >> i didn't think like about sex and trying to keep people from finding out about rose to that level. >> to remove the chief executive
officer of the country, other than a vote to go to war. >> an understanding of how historic this was. >> 12:3:09 pm in a robe decorated with gold stripes to decorate the historical significance of the proceedings, justice rehnquist read the final results. >> 2 thirds of senators present having not found him guilty of charges. >> 10 republicans all senate democrats voted not guilty on charge of perjury. on the charge of obstruction of justice the senate was bitterly divided and voted down the middle. 50 guilty, 50 not guilty. >> it is ordered that william jefferson clinton be acquitted. >> the second presidential impeachment trial in the nation's 210 year history was over. >> there was no suspense in the final moment but it was a momentous occasion. >> with the likely outcome or
not he was held to account and went back to work. only in america can you do that. >> anybody who cares about the constitution and rule of law. >> the president walked to the rose garden for a brief statement. >> now that the senate has fulfilled its constitutional responsibility i want to say again to the american people how profoundly sorry i am for what i said and did to trigger these events. >> there are a lot of people who said this is a personal relationship so what is the problem here? >> democrats, justice had been served. >> a remarkable normal presidency after that, the world was basically a piece. >> i voted for all 3 articles of impeachment.
the following week without even mentioning what happened, talked about how to do business. i get some great credit. we did our job, left us with the ability to go forward for the american people. you were impeached by the house and acquitted by the senate. that is significant thing to carry around. >> president clinton had put the impeachment trial behind him but accusations of sexual propriety would continue to pop up. in an interview by nbc news during the impeachment trial but not until 2 weeks after his acquittal and arkansas woman named juanita broderick accused him of sexual result stemming from 1978. 's missteps in the now settled paul a jones case would continue to hunt him.
>> holding president clinton in contempt for intentionally giving false testimony during questioning in the apologetic and sexual harassment case. >> unfortunately for president clinton, his relationship with ms. minsky occurred during the time of the paul jones case, the president lied under oath and was trying to undermine the investigation. >> the judge ordered him to favor her legal fees. for appropriate disciplinary action. >> clinton away just punishment for civil contempt, the independent counsel statute hit its 5 year mark and consequently its expiration date. >> the recent the statute was allowed to expire was due in large part to criticism of the can of star investigation. >> we were operating in specific authority by the attorney general appointed by president clinton.
>> the independent counsel statute was not renewed, with members of both parties feeling it was the right outcome. >> the problem with the independent counsel statute as a lot of it is it can go wherever it want to do and to some extent you can understand it. if they get evidence the president lied under oath even if it is related to assorted affair you probably have an obligation to go after it. >> that is why you donald trump criticizing bob mueller saying the investigation is too brought going to areas he shouldn't. there was a reaction against special counsel's after the clinton impeachment which is why we don't have the statute anymore. >> the independent counsel statute was terminated but the two judge panel agreed to let them finish their investigations. army politicized investigation would need a new leader. >> i was not appointed for life, i didn't want to continue serving. i also knew there was an important decision ahead should the president when he leaves
office be indicted for one or more possible crimes. i didn't think i should be the one to make that decision. >> the decision would be made by inexperienced independent councilmember and unlike star, a career prosecutor. >> i had been a federal prosecutor in the us attorney's office. >> i'm pleased the special division very wisely chose a career prosecutor. that will help depoliticize this. i certainly hope it does. >> tasked with concluding several ongoing cases, very quickly got down to business. >> the interventions counsel is investigating whether to indict president clinton after he leaves office. robert ray is looking at the issues involved in the impeachment case. >> the second most important mandate was a requirement that final report be filed with regard to all of the then pending investigations. >> it has been 7 years since the white house staff was firearm at
ray announced the evidence did not warrant charges. >> my job under the statute was to probably conclude the investigation but that meant there was a significant remaining thing to be done, releasing final reports on whitewater, the travel office, lewinsky. >> is reports were printed the president was hit with penalties from a surprising source, the arkansas supreme court. a disciplinary committee of the court recommended president clinton be disbarred due to misconduct and apologize case but it would be up to the new independent counsel to determine how much president clinton would give up. >> the biggest decision to be made was whether the president would face obstruction of justice and perjury charges 20 left office.
>> more than a year after independent counsel robert ray inherited the clinton investigation from kenneth starr, he invoked a >> more than a year after robert ray took over the clinton investigation unit the grand jury to determine whether clinton should be indicted for perjury and obstruction of justice after leaving office. >> fair-minded people recognized just because the issue of impeachment had been resolved didn't mean that resolved the question whether was appropriate to bring criminal charges.
>> ray bumped into the president in the army-navy country club on a rope line on the 18th hole. >> good to meet you. he goes on to the next person. i could tell he didn't know who i was. they were monitoring and somebody knew who i was. later the headline was president disses his prosecutor. >> the next time ray would meet the president would be a more serious matter and in secret. >> we have to do this in such a way that i can get in and out without being seen. >> two days under cover of darkness robert ran to members of his staff were smuggled into the white house grounds so as not to tip off the press. >> to work out a deal in the public interest, this was a big deal. this is law enforcement showing
up at the white house to address a criminal investigation involving the president of the united states. >> the very same room president clinton split hairs over the meaning of is. >> i had my 15 minutes with the president in which i laid out these are all the things that need to be accomplished. it is in the country's interest but i declined prosecution. >> a deal is hammered out and all remaining loose ends were tied up. >> and started to gather and i hear this voice from the corner of the room. have you been out to play golf since that day at the army-navy country club. very bill clinton moment. >> president clinton gave his farewell address on january 18, 2000. >> my fellow citizens tonight is my last opportunity to speak to you from the oval office as your
president. >> the next morning 61/2 years after the investigations began independent counsel robert ray announced that they had come to a end. >> president clinton has acknowledged responsibility for his actions. he has admitted his conduct was prejudicial to the administration of justice. the nation's interests have been served and i declined prosecution. >> bill clinton's last full day as president. he agreed to a 5-year suspension of his arkansas law license and pay $25,000 in court costs. >> this matter is concluded. may history and the american people judge that it has been concluded justly. >> my successor mister ray made an important determination no
charges would be brought for enumerated offenses against a private citizen. >> he signed a plea bargain that in exchange for not being indicted on his first day out of office he admitted everything i prosecuted him for, that he lied under oath. >> a substantial civil penalty and millions of dollars in legal expenses he had to pay. it is not as if he got off with no consequences whatsoever. >> typically of clinton, didn't hold him down, he lived of a good life ever since. >> bill clinton has potential to be a great president but the flaw in his presidency was character and tendency not to come clean with the american people. >> one day after the whitewater case was closed in 2 hours before george w. bush took formal position of the white house president clinton granted clemency to more than 100 americans. >> you have been pardoned and we just didn't believe it.
>> one was susan mcdougall, his former whitewater business partner. >> he played a key role in some of the whitewater fraud cases and kept her mouth shut, went to jail, never talked. >> you condemn her for not being honest, you have to just recognize the incredible loyalty involved. >> missing from the partner list where her former codefendants, jim tucker and susan's husband jim who had died in prison. former deputy attorney general webster hubbell was also snubbed. >> president clinton leaders says in his book i wish i had pardoned him but i didn't. >> i have petitioned for a pardon. it would mean a lot for bill clinton to acknowledge that he no i have not done anything wrong. >> he works as a chaplain advocating for better treatment of female prisoners. >> better educated, these were
kids who had been molested, beaten, starved, enough out of trash cans. >> the president exonerated his half-brother roger who in 1985 pleaded guilty to distributing cocaine and john deutsch who pleaded guilty to mishandling classified materials, patty hearst and financier marc rich. >> mark rich thing should have been enough to spark the outrage of the country. he was on the fbi's most wanted list. his ex-wife was an active heavy donuts bill clinton. >> the press corps rose up in shock. how could he do this? if you were reading the wall street journal you were not surprised. >> rich's pardon became the subject of congressional and chemical inquiries. a few months later the new york times op-ed defending his final act as president bill clinton would write overwhelmingly the pardons went to people who had been convicted and served their
time. >> in the end that is always the case with the clintons, they would get away with it and they did. >> saturday, january 20th, at the stroke of noon william jefferson clinton's presidency was over. building a better bank starts with looking at something old, and saying, "really?" so capital one is building something completely new. capital one cafes. inviting places with people here to help you, not sell you. and savings and checking accounts with no fees or minimums. because that's how it should be. you can open one from right here or anywhere in 5 minutes. seriously, 5 minutes... this is banking reimagined. what's in your wallet?
>> back in the pre-monica days of 1997, when it seemed that the independent counsel's investigation was winding down, judge kenneth starr had been >> in the pre-monica days of 1997 when it seemed the independent counsel investigation was winding down, judge kenneth starr took a job at pepperdine university. >> by the time monica lewinsky -- i was eager to be at pepperdine university school of law. >> he took the job is seen of the law school in 2004 where he remained until becoming president of baylor university 6 years later. in 2016 he left baylor in the wake of a sexual assault scandal involving members of the university football team. many of the house impeachment
managers remained in congress california representative james rogan was seen as the first casualty of impeachment backlash losing his seat in the next congressional election. >> knowing i was going to lose my election what i still have voted to impeach the president? the answer is yes. you don't want to live in a country where president believes i can lie under oath or obstruct justice and it not be a one way ticket out of the white house. >> the man who defeated him and still holds the seat is democratic congressman adam schiff who now finds himself vigorously pursuing investigations into another controversial president. >> i'm still waiting for my former constituents of the 27th district in california to send me an apology note but the day is not over yet. >> it may not have seemed possible at the time, eventually the scandal that almost toppled the presidency faded into the background for all involved. >> president clinton had gone on to do terrific things on a global scale.
monica has done great things on a smaller scale. they both have moved on. >> the former first lady elevated her profile as senator from new york and secretary of state but in her quest to move back into their former home on pennsylvania avenue two decades later the ghost of her husband's past continue to hunt her. >> he is married to a man who is the worst abuser of women in the history of politics and hillary was an enabler and treated these women horribly. >> women who accused her husband of sexual improprieties in the 90s would become political weapons of her opponent in 2016 even is similar accusations followed him. >> bill clinton was abusive to women. hillary clinton attack those same women. >> the impact can never be truly known. >> it contributed to hillary of flossing 2008 and contributed in 2016. women blamed her for his indiscretions, it had an impact on her.
>> this is most thought of for disappointing campaign for president in 2016. but she did a great job as first lady and senator and secretary of state. >> bill clinton went on to have a perfectly great post presidential career and monica lewinsky had an affair with the president, really sad. >> after decades of silence monica lewinsky has reemerged determined to have a different end to her story. >> i do remember hearing stories about how her mother stayed up with her all night because she thought she would kill herself. it was awful. >> after the suicide of arrest university student monica decided to use her story is a positive force and speak out against cyber bullying. >> i admit i made mistakes. the attention and judgment i received but the story, i personally received was
unprecedented. i was branded as a tramp, tired, slept, or, bimbo and of course that woman. >> she has always maintained a relationship with president clinton was one between two consenting adults, she says it was the public shaming that changed her life. >> i was seen by many but known by few. and i get it. it was easy to forget that woman was dimensional. had a soul and was once unbroken. >> what surprised me about monica is how well she has done after being under all this pressure, how she reinvented herself and made herself. >> monica's former coworker linda tripp found herself in a similar situation after the
scandal broke, ostracized, alone and tormented by the caricature she was portrayed as in the media day after day. >> i looked at those images and realized how far i had gone. i didn't recognize myself. central casting couldn't have cast a better villain. >> the constant media barrage, linda tripp hunkered down. for years. >> i was so ill prepared for the level of scrutiny. i had expected virtually every mom and dad to be as outraged as i was by his behavior toward this young girl. >> and's childhood boyfriend was a source of encouragement for her. >> he saw the terrific pictures of the horrible depiction of me in the media and immediately called my mother to offer support. it took two years to take him up on it but after two years we
connected back in germany and have been together ever since. >> they married in 2004 and the quiet life in northern virginia. they have 7 grandchildren between them. she still struggles with the way she went about exposing the affair but is confident it was the right decision. >> i would have wanted someone to do it for my daughter had she been in such a horrific situation. >> after virtually disappearing from the public eye linda feel duty-bound to speak. >> history is inaccurate. it gave bill clinton a pass. it is more relevant today because his actions, he did not pay, influenced the next 20 years and how society views abuse of women. it is important to speak out. i have come to learn i was a whistleblower and i believe there are hundreds of whistleblowers out there who are
too fearful to come forward because they don't want to be the next linda tripp. >> i don't think president clinton got away with anything. i want our president to succeed. i have a distinct memory of dan rather saying president clinton, something in common, when you both die the word impeachment will be in your obituary and i said i don't have that in common with him. he looked at me funny. i said i won't be ashamed. >> the past 20 years the clintons river show that would not end. from senate races in new york, two more presidential campaigns at the tomatoes tenure of secretary of state distrust of the clintons has continued to permeate many core doors in washington. all of those doubts were seen as the whitewater investigation
group and by drama of impeachment. to this day there are still questions that have never been answered. nobody really understands by the magical reappearance of the records that have never been explained in the public has never seen the full drafting of the whitewater investigation but for the women who accused bill clinton and even hillary clinton of wrongdoing the crusade has continued. time has passed and the lens through which the clinton years has judged has a new one. today the shadows of the clinton scandal still loom over the nation's capital. they can be read in every press release and every angry response, they can be heard in partisan enunciation's two decades later. they can be felt in the mistrust so many people share for our institutions. a legacy of those years is
scandalous. >> in san diego, the caravan that showed its propensity for violence once again they decided to assault border patrol agents. >> wednesday, january 2nd and this is "fox and friends first". happening right now at 4:00 am donald trump calls for an 11th hour border briefing as the caravan kicks off 2019 by storming the southern border once again. live in washington the showdown is brewing one day before democrats take the house. just hours from now the illegal immigrant accused of murdering a california police officer will face a judge for the firste.