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>> thank you for making time for us, busy week at the un. we will watch and see if that meeting materializes between the leaders in new york. in the meantime most-watched, most trusted, most grateful you spent the evening with us. good night from washington. i am shannon bream. >> i'm announcing the houses moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry. the president must be held accountable. no one is above the law. heather: it is wednesday, september 25th. a fox news alert. impeachment fever hitting a fever pitch. house democrats demanding a full investigation into the president's alleged phone call with ukraine. did the whistleblower have political bias favoring the president's rival? bombshell claims. the impeachment chaos overshadowing donald trump on the world stage as he puts america first.
>> the future does not belong to globalists. the future belongs to patriots. heather: the warning shot defied at iran and china. the legacy of 9/11 heroes, the graduates making all-americans proud. "fox and friends first" starts now. good morning to you. you are watching "fox and friends first" on wednesday morning. thank you very much for joining us. let's start with a fox news alert, it is shaping up to be a busy day, trump administration official says there is evidence of political bias in whistleblower complaint against the president. the exclusive report coming as we await the release of the transcript. garrett tenney joins us from washington where congress just launched an impeachment inquiry.
>> reporter: the white house is expected to release several key documents including the fully unredacted transcript of the july phone call with ukraine's president. and administration official tells fox news the white house will be releasing a document showing the intelligence community inspector general found the whistleblower who filed the complaint regarding the phone call had political bias against donald trump in favor of a rival candidate. despite the white house agreeing to release the transcript to the call, nancy pelosi announced the house is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry. >> i'm announcing the house is moving forward with an impeachment inquiry. the president must be held accountable. no one is above the law. the actions of the trump presidency revealed dishonorable fact of the president's betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections.
>> reporter: donald trump calls the democratic impeachment effort a witchhunt and the un said he did nothing wrong. >> it is that for the country. how can you do this when you haven't even seen the phone call. we have a transcript of a. it was a perfect call. there was no quid pro quo. >> reporter: in addition to the whistleblower point, democratic lawmakers were demanding to hear from the whistleblower. chairman adam schiff indicated this could happen as soon as this week writing we have been informed by the whistleblower's counsel that they client would like to speak to our committee and as requested guide us from the acting dnis to how to do so. we are in touch with counsel and the forward whistleblower's testimony as soon as this week. later today donald trump is scheduled to meet with the ukrainian president at the un and they are going to face a lot of questions about this controversy surrounding their phone call in july.
shannon: we will try to break it down, appreciate it. rudy giuliani represented him through the russian collusion investigation and said the democrats have no idea how bad this in query is about to be for them. >> i think the democrats stepped into something way beyond what they realize. reminds me of a fighter swinging wildly against a really skilled fighter who has great right hand and puts him right down. they have walked into something, what they have exposed is what is going to turn out to be one of the major scandals of the early part of the 21st-century which is joe biden. it is not just ukraine. it is a pattern of conduct, very serious pattern of conduct. it goes back to smalltime stuff when he first got into the senate with his brother who was enriching himself on biden's public office and it got outrageous during the obama administration, 5, 6 million to
a son who was a seriously incompetent person who got put on the board of the most corrupt company in ukraine. >> democrats have been calling to impeach donald trump since congressman how green forced to vote in december 2017. nearly 21/2 years before this whistleblower's complaint. the political fight in washington overshadowing donald trump's speech at the un. the president speaking to groups encouraging illegal immigration. >> to those open border activists, in the rhetoric of social justice, your policies are not just your policies are cruel and evil. you undermine border security, you are undermining human rights and human dignity. heather: donald trump calling
for global response after iran's attack on a saudi oil facility. >> now responsible government should subsidize iran's bloodlust. time for iran's leaders to step forward and to stop threatening other countries and focusing building up their own country. >> the president leading the us is willing to embrace friendship with a peace seeking countries. to this fox news alert, us military strike wiping out 11 isis fighters in southwest be a. the drone strike in southwest libya carried out by the american-led us africa command. in cooperation with the libyan government. no civilians were injured. back in 2016 the us connected 500 airstrikes against isis in northern libya. meantime secretary of state mike pompeo will address the
situation with iran at the un today, headlining the united against nuclear iran summit that starts in a few hours. this comes after iranian president rouhani boldly call us support of terrorism in an exclusive interview with chris wallace. >> today america is the supporter of terrorism in our region and wherever america has gone terrorism has expanded. wherever we have gone on the other side, we have defeated terrorism. >> he all but pulled out a potential meeting with donald trump suggesting donald trump is responsible for a lack of mutual trust. today british lawmakers are heading back to work. parliament returning to session after the uk supreme court boris johnson's government suspension is unconstitutional in the brexit battle.
the uk deadline to leave the eu is on halloween but lawmakers are calling for johnson's resignation. as he arrives back home following a speech at the united nations. the senate expected to vote today on ending donald trump's emergency declaration for border security. minority leader chuck schumer is turning a pressure on republicans saying the president is stealing money from the military to build the wall. >> many of my republican colleagues have military installations with major project in their states that would suffer because of the president's emergency declaration. the president's over reach goes way too far. heather: the government has devoted $3.6 billion to fund the wall. republicans challenging donald trump's reelection did come out swinging at the first gop primary debate. congressman joe walsh and
massachusetts governor bill wells calling the president a threat to our constitution. >> donald trump -- the president is going to be impeached, donald trump is unfit. he can still the truth. he is incapable. of caring about anybody but himself. >> the president is the sick man, a malignant narcissist. he is not happy unless other people are losing. he is totally wrapped up in his own head, stoking fear, filled with hatred. heather: donald trump and the gop challenger, former south carolina governor declined to attend. the debate was not approved by the republican party. canadian police charge shark tank star kevin o'leary's wife in a deadly boat crash. linda o'leary is accused of careless operation after two people died when their boat
collided with the o'learys in ontario last month. 18 months in jail if convicted. o'leary is doing court next month. sources tell dmz she plans to vigorously fight the charge. a second parent sentenced to prison in the college admissions scandal, debbie sloan will spend four months behind bars after admitting he paid $250,000 to get his son into usc, a bogus water polo player. felicity huffman, the first parent sentenced, will spend two weeks in prison. lori laughlin has pleaded not guilty to charges in the admission scam. today students from around the world will gather together to pray at the annual poll rally asking young christians to meet, it is promoted by our friends for king and country. >> a great opportunity to show
leadership in your school, to say we are not going to lean on parents or teachers or anyone else to organize this. we are going to take initiative. heather: the time is 10 minutes after the top of the hour. now that nancy pelosi has played the impeachment card, what happens next for the democrats? harmeet dhillon said they destroyed any chance of winning back the white house and she is live. drone drug drop contraband into the air, awaiting inmates, the shocking video from inside the prison yard. ♪ why can't we be friends ♪ a long long time ♪
betrayal of the integrity of our elections. the president must be held accountable. no one is above the law. heather: nancy pelosi caving to impeachment demands from members of her party despite donald trump announcing complete release of documents relating to the whistleblower report later today. what exactly is in impeachment every? vice president of the national lawyers association and cochairwoman for trump harmeet dhillon joins us with more. thank you for joining us in what is going to be a long and busy day. i want to start with this question. lots of folks are asking it, myself included, why the rush? why did nancy pelosi come out necessary, change her modus operandi, she said she was against impeachment and now all of a sudden she is and that is without seeing any of the evidence, without seeing the transcript of the phone call,
without anything from the whistleblower. why the rush yesterday and why not just wait for some evidence if there is any? >> excellent question. i feel i have whiplash almost because nancy pelosi has been the voice of reason among the democrats for three solid years and all of a sudden she changed her tune. the reasons i can think of politically include that several of the older democrats lost their seats to young challengers from the left in the 2018 election. nancy pelosi is facing a very left-wing challenger, progressive challenger in san francisco. she may be concerned about losing her speakership or her leadership in the next house. that is one of the reasons she is bowing to something i think she knows instinctively is a bad idea for democrats but to your other point, the desperation signaled by democrats moving to impeach a president based on
flimsy gossip secondhand gossip of the whistleblower who didn't hear the evidence himself is really odd and they will regret this once they see the evidence. heather: if they waited for that this is what the trump administration said they are going to present, the full transcript of the call with the ukrainian president, the release of the whistleblower complaints, the release of the ig report allowing the whistleblower to testify as well. when it comes to the evidence they do need is any of this and impeachable offense anyway? >> they have several hurdles to get through. nancy pelosi announced the impeachment inquiry, 6 house committees continuing to do what they have been doing for three years. there is nothing new but if they believe they have evidence,
handed to the house judiciary committee headed by jerry nadler would determine if their articles of impeachment that can be brought. based on the allegations we have so far i don't think they can meet that threshold. it doesn't rise to the level of appropriate was a lower complained according to the department of justice analysis. even if they met that hurdle, having the house vote on impeachment, has to go to the senate, the senate is not likely to vote -- to convict but if they did they have to get 2 thirds of the united states senate which currently has 53 senators who are republicans, a virtually insurmountable series of hurdles. after seeing the evidence tomorrow and coming days i don't think they will get out of the starting gate if they are smart. heather: if this does not hurt donald trump who does injury? does it potentially injure joe biden? who would serve to benefit in terms of the 2020 candidates? >> absolutely. victor davis hanson used a term, a latin term for benefits. elizabeth warren benefits the most. i think this is going to be
extremely damaging to joe biden because people have forgotten about his son and the grafting with china and the ukraine and all of a sudden that is front and center. you can talk about this allegation against the president without talking about that. it is bad for him but other democrats, elizabeth warren is the head of that and there are others as well. who benefits also is the president because this is such a flimsy, such a lame, such a week accusation. it will galvanize republicans and others who support the president around him. heather: will be a very interesting day like yesterday wasn't. thank you very much for joining us, appreciate it. 19 minutes after the top of the our. and extreme wealth tax, with jeff bezos taking the brunt of it, that is the plan from bernie sanders.
115 is here with all the online reaction and there always is. carley: twitter interrupted. searches for the word impeachment spiked 3600%. if you're wondering how hillary clinton felt about this we have the answer. >> trying to enlist the president of ukraine in a plot to undermine former vice president biden. if that is not and impeachable offense i don't know what is. >> and capitol hill reaction down party lines, elizabeth warren celebrating no earnings above the law, not even the president of the united states. congress have a constitutional authority and responsibility to hold the president accountable. louisiana republican senator bill cassidy said this is just another day ending and why
democrats called for impeachment since donald trump won the election. the mueller investigation was no worse so they are trying something new. donald trump said he will release a transcript of a with ukraine on wednesday and it will speak for itself. over in hollywood the president's biggest critics, alyssa milano, rosie o'donnell, arsenal rating but star trek star george takei k said are political risks. i applaud them for moving ahead despite those risks. we never should have to employ this remedy but we never should have a president as horrific as trump. more to come on this front. heather: all of this without the evidence one way or the other. carley: they have been asking why they would wait until after the president -- >> there are some theories on this. let's talk about bernie sanders. this happened yesterday. this will tax to pay for medicare and do away with
billionaires. carley: he has a bone to pick with billionaires. this will cut in half the wealth of billionaires over the next 15 years and he tweeted this. billionaires should not exist and also a tweet saying there is no justice when three billionaires own more wealth than the bottom half of the entire country, sounds like something bernie sanders would we. the plan would raise $4.35 trillion for a decade which is more than shy of the $30 trillion needed for his medicare for all plan. medicare reaction, bernie knows he is ridiculously wealthy and solidly in the 1%. it is amazing getting in congress and writing a book is somehow more honorable. it wouldn't be tweeting on twitter without a billionaire. that is not supporting bernie. we skipped that tweet.
heather: he is saying the big guns will pay for it but it is still not enough. carley: it is still not enough. the free housing thing and free school lunches. that money has got to come from somewhere. heather: the time is 27 minutes after the top of the hour and donald trump bringing his america first message to the world stage. >> the future does not the long to globalists. the future belongs to patriots. heather: james condo says there was a different part of that speech that surprised him and he joins us live next. ♪ we are not going to take it anymore ♪
whistleblower complaint against the president. the official exclusively telling fox news the document will show the whistleblower was in favor of a rival candidate of the president. the white house is preparing to release the transcript of the call that sparked the complaint and this comes as nancy pelosi caves to party pressure. >> i'm announcing the house is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry. the president must be held accountable. no one is above the law. heather: the president slamming accusations of wrongdoing is, quote, a total witchhunt scam by the democrats. while donald trump was representing our country at the united nations house minority leader kevin mccarthy said nancy pelosi was back in washington caving to pressure from the socialist wing of her party. >> don't know why democrats are excited.
they just made america weaker, they've gone after this president even before he was elected. remember that text, don't worry, we have an insurance policy so he could never win? now a whistleblower who didn't even hear the conversation. what nancy pelosi did was nothing. she did not bring an inquiry forward. if you want to know what nancy pelosi is going to do tomorrow read what aoc tweets tonight, nancy pelosi is trying to appease the socialist wing of the party. they will be embarrassed when these transcript come out. i hope the american public wakes up. have we not learned what we went through the last two years? this stuff has to stop. it is making america weaker. heather: alexandria ocasio cortez tweeted, quote, at this point the bigger national scandal is in the president that lawbreaking behavior but the democratic party's refusal to impeach him for it. that was enough for pelosi to move the needle.
donald trump sticking up for america during his speech to the united nations general assembly. >> wise leaders always put the good of their own people and their own country first. the future does not belong to globalists. the future belongs to patriots. heather: he has strong words for iran and china. here to break it down is vice president for foreign-policy at the heritage foundation james carrafanoh. let's begin with your overall thought on the address to the united nations yesterday. >> this is one of the most. expressions of the president's policies. if somebody wants to know what the president is doing in the world, should actually read the speech. it is a great lay down of that. my impression is john bolton,
one of the things the president has done in the last few days is remind me these are my policies and they were before john was there and will be after john left. tough on china, tough on iran, putting american interests as the primary driver of american foreign policy. these are things the president brought with them into office, the policies that will be his policies until he leaves office. heather: bringing up john bolton and the difference between the two, this is what donald trump had to say in reference to iran and being tough on china. >> now responsible government should subsidize iran's bloodlust. how china chooses to handle a situation says a great deal about its role in the world in the future. i will not accept a bad deal for the american people. heather: two huge issues, how do you think he handled that and
what about the response and what do you think the response was? >> reporter: i was stunned he was so tough on china and not just the speech. the administration has been tough all week raising a bunch of issues including chinese infiltration of un organizations, over 1000 employees, way out of proportion to other countries and all these people working for the chinese. the us, to see the president call them out in his speech was stunning because he would think you are trying to cut a deal with you guys, why bang them over the head? it is important the president did that. he is showing other countries the way forward. you have to stand up for your interests particularly against the chinese and even as we deal with the chinese they could never get the notion we are going to back off and let them do what they want. it was a tough message, important that he delivered that and an example to other
countries also dealing and under on lot of pressure, give the chinese what they want. heather: what about what he said about north korea? that is off-topic a little bit but what do you think of that? >> i am in the camp that thinks a deal might be in the works. the administration has gone back to north korea, you look like you want to sit on your hands, i am not going to wait for that. if you want to do a deal it is time to get serious. i think the administration would only do that if they thought the north koreans were going to get a deal. i'm in the camp that thinks there might be a summit in the next year and there might be a deal. heather: there was a hint of that yesterday. thank you for joining us, appreciate it. the mother of a us navy veteran imprisoned in iran, after her
son lost his appeal. michael are white was sentenced to ten years in jail for insulting iran's supreme leader. his mother says she can't communicate with him and is worried about his health. michael recently had surgery to remove a next tumor. donald trump has secured the recent of a dozen americans imprisoned overseas. calls for stricter gun control legislation grow louder on capitol hill today, the house judiciary committee holding a hearing to discuss potential assault weapons bans. democrats are shy of passing a bill to ban military style semi automatic weapons. the mayor of dayton, ohio where 9 people were murdered in a shooting last month will appear before lawmakers. gun control advocate in 2020 hopeful beto o'rourke speaking out about his plans to stop shooting attacks. >> universal background checks for red flag laws, even more
important, we have to buy back every ak-47 and ar 15 out there. heather: this was at ohio state university. several democrats including fellow 2020 candidates pete buttigieg blasted the call for a mandatory gun buyback. senator elizabeth warren going all in on her run for the white house. the massachusetts democrat putting $10 million into a new ad. her campaign said the tv and digital ads will target primary voters in the first four voting state. warren's campaign manager writing, quote, this is how you dream big, fight hard and win. the best way to make sure elizabeth is the next president of the united states. warren surged in recent poll even overtaking front runner joe biden. how about this?
teacher praised for carrying a wheelchair-bound student so she could go hiking with her class. jim freeman holding 10-year-old ryan in a special backpack at a state park in indiana. ryan has spina bifida and her mom was worried she couldn't go on the classroom. she says mister friedman's kind gesture melted her heart. a lot of others as well. the time is 20 minutes until the top of the hour and up in smoke. camera tri-state make a trade, the proposal looking to get the green light in new york city welcoming 300 new firefighters, this group is more special than most. find out why.
public health emergency, all sales completely banned for the next four months. the state of california is telling people to stop vapeing immediately as parent speak on capitol hill about the dangers of e cigarettes. >> addressing this epidemic in the recent time magazine article by saying blank happens. blank happened to my family. if this is romain lettuce the shoals would be empty. heather: the cdc says there are 530 confirmed or probable cases of lung injuries linked to vapeing. marijuana laws could soon go up in smoke in three state. new york governor andrew cuomo setting up a deal with new jersey and connecticut. he says it makes sense for neighboring states to have the same recreational pot policy. he plans to speak with the state's governor this week and hopes to legalize weed in new york next year.
33 states and dc have legalized marijuana in some form. to new york city, new york city pushing a plan requiring certain deliveries to be made overnight in an attempt to cut down on traffic congestion. tracy carrasco foxbusiness with reaction. you heard mine but nice to try. >> reporter: the new york city transportation council pass the bill that would mandate city facilities to receive these deliveries at night in an effort to cut down on congestion there. this will go before the city council today and this would require certain areas of congestion, 60th st. below manhattan delivering items between 7:00 pm and 6 am as the city facilities.
one of the city councilmembers did say it is about evaluating city facilities for the possibility of implementing a real congestion reliever we asked businesses to do it, we are putting our money where our mouth is. you wants city facilities to adopt the same policies businesses have to abide by. we will see if this moves forward with the city council. it is a good idea to do something about the traffic. heather: interesting to see if other big cities follow suit. let's talk about one of my favorite stores launching their first online store. >> reporter: discount retailer marshall finally going to be selling items online with their website, apparel, beauty items and all that stuff, marshall saying they added some high end pieces, designer pieces they will be selling. once they decided about the shop
feature, you can swipe less for something you don't like or right for something you want to buy. marshall's, a lot of the discount retailers had websites for some time. good for them trying to catch up. heather: thank you so much. 15 minutes until the top of the hour, donald trump keeping his campaign promise to secure the nation's borders. >> no more catch and release. catch and release -- you see the numbers of gone way down and we are not doing catch and release anymore. >> the former acting ice director applauds the president's actions, he says this would be illegal, think twice. here, it all starts with a simple...
be allowed in, you will be promptly returned home, you will not be released into our country as long as i am president of the united states. we will enforce our laws and protect our borders. heather: donald trump reinforcing his stance on american borders during his address to the united nations general assembly, this as dhs prepares to officially end catch and release at the southern border next week, former acting ice director here to react. we appreciate it as always. your response to what the president had to say regarding border security. >> of course he is right, secure border security the homeland, immigration system that has integrity protect all of us. heather: he said when you undermine border security you
are undermining human rights and human dignity. on both sides of the border. >> that is correct. people risk a lot to cross the border and coming from mexico or wherever they are coming from it is a difficult journey, they get taken advantage of by corrupt government, taken advantage of by smugglers and coyotes. having a strong border protects them as well. heather: the president delivers a speech at the un there are lots of different audiences paying attention. who do you think he was speaking to when talking about this in terms of border security? >> you speaking to all of us, talking about having a strong border, putting people on notice if you come to the border you will not be released anymore, talking to the workforce, they had a hell of a year with all the activity through the spring, how busy it was and all problems that went along with that and talking to the people, he made a commitment to secure the border, he has done quite a bit to get us there. heather: former acting ice director, cooperation with ice
as well in terms of sanctuary states and sanctuary communities across the country. >> this is important because you have to have strong interior enforcement to back up what is going on at the border. having a strong border, having a wall, having agents at the border to do what they need to do, you also have to have that enforcement in the interior so when people do make it past border patrol they can get arrested and be removed, separate jurisdictions to cooperate as well. heather: that leave me to the next topic, the ending of catch and release which is been a promise from the trump administration, policy is next week, no longer releasing families into the us if there is no fear of return claim they will be sent back to their country of origin. asylum-seekers will be brought to mexico. what do you think of that? >> this is important. i applaud the president, i applaud my colleagues at the department for making this happen. we have done this before on the border and government. every time the government put in
place the steps that allow people to go to do process and get removed if they don't prevail in immigration proceedings, fewer of them will make that attempt, makes the border safer for agents that work there, makes the enforcement continuum work better and people stop coming, you won't leave home to come to the border to be turned around again. ending catch and release as it was done in 2007, we tried it again in 2014 and the president made a commitment to do it now and this will be important because it will reduce activity and make people safe. heather: thank you for joining us, appreciate it as always, have a good day. time is 8 minutes until the top of the hour and over $1 million for charity, a sign asking for beer money but his 5 minutes of fame could be coming to a end. why anheuser-busch is cutting ties, drones, wait until you see this video.
[shouting] heather: things getting heated as they discuss where homeless people can sleep. that bill -- anheuser-busch cutting ties with the man who raised $1 million for charity. the company distancing itself from carson king over offense of social media post from 2012. king accepting responsibility for the racially charged two called hurtful and embarrassing. it went viral after his sign asking for beer donations was shown on tv. he decided to donate all the money to a children's hospital. anheuser-busch will still donate $350,000 to the fund. now it is time for the good, the bad and the ugly. up first the good. the children of 13, 911 heroes following their late father's footsteps and graduate from the fdny.
>> hopefully proud as well. >> my father passed away of cancer. heather: never before has there been fdny class with as many children of the heroic first responders. now the bad. the coast guard seizing 12,000 pounds of cocaine while taking donna 40 foot narco submarine heading towards the us. four suspected smugglers were arrested in international waters. the drugs worth $165 million. finally the ugly. a drone brought drugs to a jail yard. you can see the jail near cleveland, looking up and waiting. the package drops to the ground, officials say the drone dropped part and a cell phone. apparently they got it. that wraps up this hour of "fox and friends first". "fox and friends first" continues right now.
jillian: it is wednesday, september 25th, a fox news alert. the white house ready to unleash fury after nancy pelosi forges ahead with a formal impeachment inquiry. rob: along with offering a transcript on the phone calling question the administration says there is proof the whistleblower was politically motivated. overshadowed by the biden ukraine noise, donald trump took the stage to take the message to iran. >> it didn't fall on deaf ears, the response from the president in a fox news sit down. can can spice make everything nice? rob: favorite items that can't seem to stay on store shelves. "fox and friends first" continues right now. good morning, you are watching "fox and friends first". i am rob schmidt. jillian: we have a lot to get to and we