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my twitter feed reacted to the transcript and it's literally just a picture of the dress. rob: that nobody agreed what color it was. it's the same thing with this. all right. we are going to go to "fox & friends" now. ♪ ainsley: unclassified that information. i put it on social media. only five pages. want to read it only take 10 minutes. steve: you know what? when you look at it, whatever you thought of the president, it kind of what you thought about the release. it's like if you like the president you didn't see anything there if you don't like the president, you know what? you saw a lot there. you look at the "new york times." you look at the newspapers this morning. take a look at the cover of
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the papers and say a lot about the coverage of the "new york times." trump asked for favor in the call. trump called transcript insane in the ukraine. kraine on dems parade no. laws broken. brian: congratulations back and for the congratulations on your win. i kind of ran my campaign off the template you gave me. i'm an outsider like you are the outsider. in case you didn't know he was a comedian. they wanted to blow up everything in a respectful way because there is so much corruption in the ukraine. so he and the president started talking. obviously there was respect there we later find out it was the second call the two had. and then at which time he says listen, i would love to get some javelin missiles. you know the javelin missiles that barack obama wouldn't sell the ukraines even though they were being cut up by the russian army at the time? the president said yeah. he goes and i would like to
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say this, can you find out about x, y, and z, look into. so corruption there and to me i read this as typical donald trump conversations. ainsley: it really was. brian: back to steve's original point. if you are out there and say oh i see enough there that the president should be impeached. good luck with that. ainsley: at the top it says unclassified. that happened last night. we all read through it. it started out with congratulations not only about the ukrainian president win his election when they had the conversation the party had won the election. we want to get rid of people germany and france are not helping us. we thank the u.s. for great support. he was really kissing up to our president, i felt like. when you read that it's obvious how important the united states is to other countries. and they did get into the joe biden thing. and the president was smart. he didn't -- there was no quid pro quo. steve: quid pro quo. ainsley: it was not i will do this for you, do you this for me. it was more can you look
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into this and see anything happened? steve: the reason we were looking at what was released yesterday in the transcript. that was a transcript the president had with the president. the reason we brought that up that was brought to the attention by a whistleblower. whistleblower somewhere in the intel community made a complaint. and the whistleblower complaint said there was alarming information about the president of the united states promising another world leader something. well, as it turns out, we saw that and you've all read it and you know what it says. meanwhile, the president yesterday said this whistleblower complaint, everybody should see it. everybody should know about it. at the same time they need to know about the bidens as well. here's the president. >> i fully support transparency on the so-called whistleblower information but also insist on transparency from joe biden and his son hunter on the millions of dollars that have been quickly and easily taken out of ukraine and
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china. additionally i demand trans (if i have democrats. they went there and they wanted to force the new president to do things that they wanted under the form of political threat. they threatened him if didn't do things. that's what they are threatening me of but i didn't threaten anybody. brian: two things, one my conversation. if you want to see my first conversation, you can take a look at that let's forget and put aside how the country is less safe because now we now have a precedent of the president exposing private conversations between world leaders. let's put that aside for a second. look at the fact what's going to be happening today. this whistleblower evidently put his complaint in writing or her complaint in writing and last night they were able to go to a scif for lawmakers and read it and not supposed to talk about it. but in the "new york times" they talked about it. the whistleblower identified multiple white house officials who witnessed potential presidential
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misconduct. i talked to someone last night they say 90% of the complaint is on that one phone call specifically and they go on to say look, the inspector general said yeah, this is an urgent matter. but the house council, the white house counsel says it is an urgent matter. the person has got political bias. yesterday the conversation the phone conversation was declassified. we all read it. that's the five pages. last night. declassified. yesterday the president sat down with the ukrainian president in town for the u.n. ukrainian president and our president said release the conversation. brian: can i amend that? it turns out that the ukrainian president had no idea they were going to radio lease his words just what the president said. ainsley: last night he was on with the president and said the president did not put any pressure on me during that conversation.
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congressman chris stewart sits on the house intelligence committee. and he was on last night. he has read -- we all have not read. he has read the whistleblower complaint that was unclassified. listen to what he said about it? >> there are just no surprises. the entirety of it is focused on this one thing, that's a transcript of one phone call. if you think this is dramatic, go read the transcript from this phone call and you tell me if you think that's dramatic. because i think most american people go what is this about? they look at what richard nixon did. that was wrong. they look at what bill clinton and they intuitively know that was wrong. you have to explain for him to go to a foreign leader and ask him to investigate corruption and most americans go i don't get it. where's the crime? steve: so we will, probably, in the next day or so, hear more about this now declassified whistleblower complaint. because it sounds like the whistleblower could actually appear on capitol hill, the reports are, later this week which would be today or tomorrow.
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it will be interesting to see how long they are able to maintain this person's anonymity. down in washington there are a lot of rumors about who this person could be and the fact that according to the department of justice, it looked like that person had political bias for one particular rival candidate. so, you know, nothing is settled yet. it's still out there. ainsley: did we mention this morning that joseph maguire the acting director of national intelligence he is going to testify this morning. steve: in public and in private. ainsley: he is not considering resigning. so papers said he was. brian: "the washington post" in particular. this person in particular has hired a law firm. the lead attorney for this whistleblower has donated to joe biden. and they have a democratic background. steve: meanwhile, if you watch television, you click around, there are a lot of democrats who use the impeachment word a lot. they think that's the only way to get rid of this president. at the same time, the people -- some of the same people who were talking
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about what a good idea impeachment is today back in 1998 when it was on the table for another president, a democrat, they didn't think it was such a good idea. let's get in the way back machine. here we go. >> the republicans in the house are paralyzed with hatred. not judging the president with fairness but impeaching him with a vengeance. >> impeachment of a president is an undoing of a national election. >> they hate bill and hillary clinton so much they will stop at nothing to bring him down. >> i expect history will show that we have lowered the bar on impeachment so much that it will be used as a routine tool to fight political battles. my fear is when a republican wins the white house, democrats will diamond pay back. >> this is their president we are talking about. and make darn sure that we are able to convince them if we decide to upset their
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decision that our decision to impeach him was based upon principle and not politics. brian: goes to show you how little turnover there is in washington. what is it the house of lords? we just watched these people before us. don't they ever move on to other jobs? steve: how many of those democrats' opinions back in 1998 regarding the clintons do you agree with now in 2011 regarding donald trump. >> keep in mind bill clinton had apologized for wrongdoing that he was found to have been doing and it's whether he should have been impeached or not. donald trump is here is what i did. did i nothing wrong. we are far from even coming to a conclusion. ainsley: the one candidate who appeared in the polls at least, at least a month ago was joe biden who could possibly go up against president trump and maybe succeed. now because of this his poll ratings are going down. brian: i think they were going down prior to that.
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ainsley: they were going down. all of this is coming to light and it's hurting his campaign. people are starting to peel back the onion and see what's happening with his son. steve: i heard they had a campaign call to reporters yesterday and apparently the biden campaign has started making a lot more money out on the stump. now that, you know, call-in contributions and things like that now that the former vice president is fighting back. meanwhile, kimberley strassel, you know her from the "wall street journal," she has a column. she is on the editorial board. she summarizes what this particular inquiry is all about. with tucker. >> americans expect impeachment to be used in a serious and sober fashion. now, look, let's be honest, congress has a right. they could impeach a president for laughing the wrong way. they can impeach for anything they want. american people expect more than that. i think what we are seeing now is a roll through these litany of things and from one to the other and to the other and nothing.
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they are looking for a crime, right? they wants something and people then begin to think that this is not -- this is not about accountability or the constitution that we have heard so much about. this is about redoing the last elections. and that is not something most americans agree with. brian: just to build on your point on joe biden, yeah, he is getting more money now. do you know what every question is going to be for a new responsible journalist or interviewer small and large. what was hunter doing? what did qualify him for his job. steve: he never talked to his son according to peter doocy. brian: the follow-up is his son already said i spoke to my dad about it. why were you on air force 2. elizabeth warren was asked yesterday would you let your son go on aboard or fly on air force 1 or get involved in a country and she said no. and tried to change the subject. after a while she is not going to change the subject. ainsley: true, when they start debating together. steve: so you read the transcript. what do you think? email us at also we are on facebook. ainsley: aoc was one of the
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ones encouraging nancy pelosi to impeach. she is so progressive she probably likes elizabeth warren more than joe biden. she is a lot more progressive. brian: no question. jillian: the cdc is expected to announce hundreds of new cases of a mysterious illness linked to vaping. 11 people around the country have now died from the condition. more than 500 others have gotten sick. president trump wants to ban flavored ecigarettes to curb teen vaping. it will accept the proposed ban. also agreed to stop advertising in the u.s. another fox news alert now. the white house suspend visas for iranian officials and their families. the president's announcement accuses iran of sponsoring terrorism unfairly detaining americans and threatens peace in the middle east. the president saying, quote: hypocritical regime leaders and their family members have been exploiting our freedom and prosperity. earlier, iran's president rouhani accused the u.s. of economic terrorism at the u.n. breaking overnight, general
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motors and union auto workers closing in on a deal to end the worker strike. nearly 50,000 employees have been picketing for 11 days. demanding things like healthcare benefits and the treatment of temporary workers. talks reportedly intensifying over the last two days. g.m. is reportedly losing $50 million for every day of the strike. a look at your headlines. send it back to you. steve: those people would like to get back to work. all right. thank you investment, jillian. mean while straight ahead on this thursday. house democrats gearing up for impeachment fight on capitol hill. we have been talking about that. our next guest used to work in the doj and says this battle will be one for the history books. ♪ ♪ ♪ copd makes it hard to breathe.
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>> she has lost her way. she has been taken over by the radical left. she may be radical left herself. she really has lost her way. i spoke to her about guns yesterday. she didn't know what i was talking about. the whole party taken over by the left. thank you very much my poll numbers have gone up. i don't want them to go up for this reason. nancy pelosi, as far as i'm concerned, unfortunately she is no longer the speaker of the house. brian: entrepreneurship calling out speaker pelosi the day after she announced a formal impeachment inquiry against him. after all she wanted to get something done in this session. impeachment effort will be
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historic battle. joining us now with this take is doj attorney and senior fellow at the heritage foundation hans. do you see the president in this five pages doing something that would warrant impeachment? >> no, i don't. he neither directly or indirectly threatened the ukraine. he didn't say anything about withholding any kind of aid in exchange for anything. and i just don't see anything. there is no smoking gun in that conversation if that's what democrats were looking for. brian: you have is that and you have the fact that he diaiddid go on hold until september 11th. mr. portman said you don't want to leave this out here too much longer and he went ahead and did it. when democrats point to that period to say it's a quid pro quo, what do you say? >> no. i don't think they can really make that case. and, look, the one thing that the president did is he asked the ukrainian government to try to take a look at some of the corruption over there and
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that included the fact that we do know because he admitted it, that joe biden actually threatened to withhold a billion dollars in aid unless they fired the prosecutor who was looking no his son's job with a ukrainian energy company. now, that is a legitimate inquiry. brian: interesting. so the quinnipiac poll came out. they asked people should president trump be impeached? only 37 percent said yes. 57 percent said no. now, today, the dni goes up to capitol hill and answers the question about the whistleblower, the anonymous whistleblower. he or she heard this call. reportedly 90% of the complaint, well-written according to adam schiff, is about the phone call. what does this do to the battle that you think will be epic and historic? >> look, if 90% of what the whistleblower is talking about is this phone call, then i really don't see what he is complaining about. and it makes it look like
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this intelligence analyst or this agent is simply going after the president politically. because, again, the transcript makes clear that there wasn't anything this there that was unconstitutional, unlawful or somehow outside the authority of the president because he has got great authority when it comes to policy matters and the ability to talk and negotiate with foreign leaders. brian: hans, in our lifetime i was very young but in the 1970s and 1990s we saw impeachment. how does this play out. >> well, there has only been two presidents impeached in all of american history and both of them were acquitted once the senate held the trial. so, even if the house were to vote articles of impeachment on the president, remember, that's just a list of charges. it then goes over to the u.s. senate and i think the likelihood of the u.s. senate finding the president guilty -- unless they can actually come up with some
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high crimes and misdemeanors, you know, i think that's just not going to happen. brian: tough run an election and you have to do the country's business. does anything get done? >> well, it sure doesn't look like it. i mean, look, pelosi said she has six different congressional committees looking into this rather than taking care of all the bills they have before their committee. so i don't really see how is it going to get the regular business of congress done? brian: hans von thank you for joining us. senior fellow at heritage. more drama on capitol hill. >> thanks for having me. brian: some officers want to ban weapons. i will not comply. she joins us next. >> please don't legislate the 150 million people just like me into being criminals. uys. this is the chevy silverado, with the world's first invisible trailer. invisible trailer? and it's not the trailer right next to us?
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steve: quick headlines former french president jacques their rock has died. he has been hospitalized with a hung infection. he famously led france from 1995 to 2007. he was a staunch opponent of the u.s. invasion of iraq in 2003. jacques chirac dead at the age of 86. and a massive fire tearing through a french factory overnight. smoke and flames billowing out of the buildings as 100 firefighters work to contain the raging. brian: do they have sprinklers over there? ainsley: a former cop making a bold proclamation at fiery congressional hearing yesterday regarding a proposed assault weapons ban. >> my firearm is the great
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equalizer and levels the playing field. i own and carry firearms not to take a life but to protect a life. please don't legislate the 150 million people just like me into being criminals. i will not comply. with the assault weapons ban. >> good luck beto o'rourke getting her assault weapon. that former tulsa police officer diana mueller joins us right now. diana, that's what the hearing is for, right? all sides, especially non-gun people, they just come out and say assault weapons ban, that sounds good. but what should we know about what that means to you? >> thank you for having me this morning. one of the things that shocked me the most is that the chief said basically that she wanted to ban all guns. so, that should be a wake-up call for all americans that our second amendment is under attack. brian: who said that? >> the police chief. steve: for people who own guns, what should they know about what congress is doing
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right now? >> well, they should actually get engaged and be involved and make sure that their voice is heard. because there is a lot -- what we are up against is a very well-organized, well funded effort to take guns away from american citizens. so, what i would like to speak to all americans is that a, the assessment is for everybody. you should be able to protect your own life. and b, if you are a gun owner and you feel like you are under attack, you need to call your congressman and, you know, it sounds cliche, but it's more important now than ever. ainsley: i thought it was very interesting your point how you said if they change the laws they will force you to become a criminal. you said you will not comply. why is that? >> well, as a police officer, i took an oath to uphold the constitution. and i believe that these laws are unconstitutional. so, i mentioned it before, you know, they have already done it to me once as a firearms owner and a bump
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stalk owner i had to give that up. this is my land in the sand these laws are unconstitutional. there is a lot of law enforcement that agree with me. my of course everything blew up yesterday and i got messages from all over the country, law enforcement officers saying that they agreed with me. brian: when people say weapons of war off the streets, what does that say to you? >> well, i think that they are using weapons of war to incite emotion and i reminded them that every firearm has lethal capabilities. and they are going after the ar-15 which is america's most popular rifle. estimated like 15 million ar owners in the country. and it's just more people are killed with hammers and blunt objects than all rifles combined according to fbi statistics. so, it doesn't make sense to
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me. steve: right. >> that this is going to solve the problem. steve: diana, there are a lot of people in the country who feel like something has got to be done. it sounds like the president has called nancy pelosi a couple of days ago and talked about gun legislation. although it didn't sound like they were very close. from your point of view, as a former police officer, what do you think would make a difference? >> well, thank you for asking me that because that's one of the things that i wanted to make sure everybody in congress heard me say is that the firearms industry is leading the way when it comes to safety measures and keeping everybody safe. i mentioned project child safe eddie eagle and kid safe foundation. those are programs that help kids understand firearm safety. i mentioned the school shield and faster saves lives are programs that are designed to help schools harden as targets. and then also suicide awareness walk the talk america. these are initiatives that are being led by the firearms industry. and we are doing something. so i wanted #doing something
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to stick to the hearing yesterday. ainsley: diana, thank you for your service. it's cool to see a woman being able to protect herself that way. i would love to learn those skills like you have. thank you for being with us. you served the tulsa police department for more than two decades and you founded a gun advocacy group called the d.c. project. >> we will take you to the range. i would love the opportunity. ainsley: i would love that let's do it one day. 30 minutes after the top of the hour. griff jenkins going door to door with ice. what he saw will stun you. the exclusive coming up next. >> this individual has been convicted of multiple crimes but the bottom line is now he is somewhere out here on the streets of l.a. >> he is definitely a danger to the community.
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main mission interior enforcement. >> but working in sanctuary cities makes that job, of course, extremely difficult. >> i want to see up close and personal so i have paid the expenses for griff jenkins to go door to door. griff? i want to see the receipts but i also want to see what you have for us. >> brian, i have good stuff for you. while we have this debate over mission and tactics we sent two days in the largest sanctuary county in the country l.a. county to see the charges facing. biggest one of which is ice detainers of criminal being denied by local law enforcement and according to the l.a. field office there have been 10,000 tee takenners issued this fiscal year only 500 or so honored. that's roughly 5%. that means ice has to go out in the community and find the remaining 95%. watch? >> it's 4:20 in the morning here. we are here in long beach, california. the team is getting ready. >> this morning we are going to hit seven targets total. >> this is what the men and women of ice here in los angeles do every single day
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is go after these criminal aliens in these so-called sanctuary jurisdictions. >> all right. let's do it. >> police, come to the door, please? >> we are looking for shayne. >> it's our first turn on your list. appears she is not here. >> the people that are in the apartments said that they did know him but they kicked him out about a month ago. last arrested by a local police department on august 8. we placed a detainer on august 9th that detainer wasn't honored. >> this individual crimes he is somewhere out on the streets of l.a.? >> he is definitely a danger to the community. had that local law enforcement agency just honored our detainer who had come to pick him up, we went be here now. >> >> it's our fourth stop of the morning and yet again ice strikes out. the people inside this house say this individual is not here it. speaks to the difficulty ice has in trying to make these
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apprehensions. they can't kick in a door. they can't force their way inside and they don't raid. [dog barking] >> hello? >> your agent had eyes on the target inside here? >> for the last hour they have seen him come in and out. when we got here you see we knock on the door no. answer. we know the subject is in there the owner of a residence granted us permission. we went inside and made contact with the subject and now we have the subject in custody. griff: that's not his first arrest? >> no. i believe he has 17 contacts with local law enforcement. he has numerous convictions for dui firearm and manslaughter convictions and three charges for narcotics. >> you were arrested today by ice. what is your side of the story. how do you feel about that? >> i feel bad. i pay taxes. i don't like deport me because i have my family here. all my life here. griff: sb 54 here in california that makes it so that some of these jurisdictions are sanctuary cities if you will, how
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frustrating is that for you? >> it's been extremely disappointing to us in federal law enforcement. particularly in the immigration context. there are individuals in the state of california that have died as a result of a criminal alien that has been released back out into the community. so it's just very disheartening for us. >> incredible how difficult it is. none of what you just watched would transpire had local law enforcement cooperated and turned these individuals over who had finished their criminal proceedings or jail terms. out of 11 total targets, guys, we only got one. that speaks to just how tough it is for those guys every day. i should mention by the way there is a hearing on capitol hill the day before the house judiciary committee. expansion and troubling use of ice detention. director tom homan will be there interesting to see if this comes up. brian: i'm sure it will. of course it starts with a negative instead of a salutation. how damaging is it that they
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put all these lawmakers in california put out a how to avoid being arrested by ice video. >> makes it a lot harder, brian, because as you saw in that video. no one has to come out. now, if you had a criminal warrant from a judge on a specific personal. you could go forcibly in. ice cannot. they are abiding by the law, they have an administrative warrant for someone deemed deportable. and so that's what they are trying to follow up on and so that is why they are very frustrated when lawmakers, particularly help these illegal criminal aliens to evade being taken into custody when it could be done without all of what you just watched and done very peacefully and calmly in the facilities once they are released. steve: great workout in l.a. thank you very much. tom homan is going to be testifying on capitol hill. you know he is going to be. ainsley: be fiery. steve: tell it like it is. he is actually going to join us tomorrow on "fox &
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friends." brian: i worry no one will want to do these jobs. ainsley: they know they are inside. they can't break down the door. this guy, they said, had like 18 marks against him on his record. steve: those jobs are so hard to do. hats off to them. it's exactly 21 minutes before the top of the hour. jillian. jillian: that's right. good morning. we are following a number of stories starting with this. the family of a louisiana man died who died after proposing under water does not believe he drowned. [laughter] [laughter] jillian: steven wedgier's girlfriend posted this video on outside their under water hotel room in tans knee a she says he never resurfaced to hear her answer. weber's family now saying he was a strong swimmer and something else must have happened. an autopsy has been completed but the official cause of death has not been revealed. shocking video shows the terrifying moment an inmate attack as jail guard.
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the oregon deputy seated at a desks when the inmate runs towards him and starts throwing punches. about 60 other inmates looking on as the guard tries to defend himself. the video from march surfacing now after the inmate was sentenced to six years in prison. the deputy wasn't seriously hurt. an atheist group says a school district is forcing religion on students. the freedom from religion foundation threatening to sue if the district outlines of kansas city does not stop saying prayers before meetings and posting bible versus on bullet continue boards. the superintendent is shocked. >> i was a little surprised it was an outside federal organization from a different state that was concerned about what we were doing in our schools. jillian: most parents say they are fine with the practices. talk about bad timing, a police officer forced to ditch a high speed chase when his electric tesla runs out of power. listen to this. >> down the line to six miles of battery on a tesla.
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may lose it in a sec. if someone else is able, can they maneuver into the number one spot. >> another guard forgot to charge thes at thela. the suspect is still on the run. yikes. hello, janice. janice: ainsley told me i have to do a very quick weather. janice: take a look at the maps real quick well it's very warm across the south. we could see the potential for a feet of snow across the northern plains and northern rockies and here in new york city 84 degrees with good chance of pancakes. it's a holiday. it's delicious. it happens twice a year today is national pancake day. brian: right. janice: to celebrate ihop has breakfast and glutton friendly pancakes are now on the menu. brian: getting rid of gluten all together one by one a national cause. realize pancakes aren't just american. should be international. and the world came together and there has been no more war or disagreement. janice: that's fantastic. ainsley: what's the
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difference between gluten friendly and glutton free. brian: the batter. ainsley: cooked on the same griddle. janice: that butter makes anything taste good. brian: tell us something informative, i have been doing all the talk. janice: that's really good. brian: janice introduces glutton free international house of pancakes day. janice: you gave us all of the history of it it's time for me to eat. ainsley: brian, take it away. brian: i'm always amazed about the way coming up with different ways of flaferg flavoring syrup. you thought a lot of sugar and sap and putting a funnel in a tree is enough. now there is blue berry. ainsley: i cannot taste the difference. you don't need the glutton. steve: very delicious. the syrup tastes like real maple syrup which is what janice gave us for christmas this year from canada. van january enough butter
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steve: the department of justice denying attorney general bill barr had any interaction with the ukraine with the bidens or. that's not stopping some from the left from dragging him into the fray. >> is barr going to now recuse himself? again, i don't see how he can't recuse himself in light of the fact that he is named. >> i think attorney general barr should absolutely recuse. >> a, is this not a conflict of interest and b looking at you, caitlin, how can bill barr not recuse himself? ainsley: house judiciary chair jerry nadler tweeted the attorney general at a minimum ag barr must recuse himself until we get the bottom of this matter. brian: here is host of judicial liberties file judge napolitano. do you think he is recusing himself? >> i have been in the position many times when i
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have been asked to recuse myself. when i'm trying a case you recuse yourself because you have a conflict of interest because you can't be open or fair or because, as in the jeff sessions case you feared you would be both a witness and a manager of the same case in which you're a witness and there would be a conflict between your ability to manage and your ability to testify. i don't see that conflict for attorney general barr because he stated yesterday or his spokesperson stated yesterday he doesn't even know that the president used his name. he didn't discuss any of this with anybody in the doj. and he didn't discuss it with the president. now, if it goes beyond there, if, in fact, it turns out that he was involved in any negotiations between the american government and the ukrainian government, whether through mayor giuliani or directly, then there would be a different way of looking at this. but, if all -- his only involvement is that the president used his name. we all know the president. he sometimes uses people's names and goes on to another subject. that's not a conflict.
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ainsley: what would be wrong if the president in the transcript is asking the president of ukraine hey, i want you to work with rudy giuliani, my attorney, i want you to work with the ag, mr. barr. if he does get them involved and just looking into this to see if there was anything nefarious. >> if impeachment goes forward, a big if, and the issue of what if any involvement did the american government have in trying to investigate vobsd came up and if the witness to that was bill barr, then he would have to recuse himself. since he can't both manage and criminal matter and be a witness in it. but if he personally had nothing to do with it, the mere fact that the president mentioned his name does not give rise to the need to recuse. and if he did recuse, he has a number two person right there who can run this investigation. brian: bring back rod rosenstein that worked so well. >> brian, don't even go there. steve: if barr was mentioned
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we would have heard about it from the whistleblower complaint by now. >> i guess. so according to the congress from utah going to see that complaint some time this morning. thank you so much. >> all the best. ainsley: one group is helping our nation's heroes. one service dog at a time. meet the canine partner for patriots next. ♪ ♪
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and to date they have helped more than 200 off our 200 of our nation's heroes here to tell us more is mary peter at the end. communications director greg right here and two of the program's graduates we have army veteran travis mac and his service dog bear. good morning to you. and navy veteran cindy hogg and her. >> hagg. steve: sorry about that. >> that's okay. steve: her service dog baby. there are a number of service dog organizations out there what makes yours unique. >> multifaceted. when we provide a dog for a veteran we test a dog for the ability to send adrenaline. there aren't many organizations that i know of that do that. steve: one of the other things, greg, is the fact that some service dog organizations do not spend as much time with the vet training the veto work with the dog. it takes a year to train a
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dog. >> some organizations will say, you know, here's the dog. they take your credit card and they wish you good luck. you know, in our program, we have the veteran train that dog, and they do that for 19 weeks. and it's a process where they are doing this day after day. they even -- they come in to class. they have homework each day when they go home with that dog. steve: tell us about your dog bear. >> bear, well, i got bear under the hopes of being able to have some help because my wife was looking into possibly something different than taking pills every day. and when i got bear, i was trying to join other service dog programs to help get them trained but canine partners for patriots was the first program to give me opportunity for bear. steve: tell me how baby helps you. >> helps me move forward. helps me go to different stores. differential locations i would never go to before. steve: absolutely. >> he has done -- he has
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♪ take those records off the shelf ♪ sit and listen to them by myself ♪ today's music ain't got the same soul. brian: who are the silver bullets? ainsley: bob see garr and the silver bullets. you always hear his name. brian: smart rotate out the silver bullets. one gets a little pricy get a new drummer. you are a silver bullet. ainsley: you are not valuable. brian: tony orlando and dawn you knew what dawn looked like. steve: we showed you washington, d.c. live. we have a fox news alert. ainsley: i know. this is serious. brian: we start with a fox news alert. so-called whistleblower complaint declassified. it happened overnight. steve: yep. and in just a couple hours the director of national intelligence, the acting intelligence director will have to answer questions from lawmakers about that
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complaint, which has just been declassified. ainsley: okay. kevin corke joins us live from the white house as president trump is calling for transparency. yesterday during the day the telephone conversation was released. it was declassified. and now the whistleblower complaint. something totally different, right, kevin? >> yeah. that's exactly right. remember, we don't know who the whistleblower is and it has been suggested, as you probably know this whistleblower is a partisan. now for the president's part, he is frankly laid this whole thing out in six words. no pressure, no quid pro quo. so, we heard him sort of reiterate that message yesterday in new york at the u.n. the transcript, he said, proved it. it was backed up yesterday by the ukraine president himself. >> we h i think, good phone call. it was normal. we spoke about many things and so i think and you read it, that nobody push it. >> in other words, no pressure.
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>> president trump. >> president trump. >> because you know what? there was no pressure. and you know -- by the way, you know there was no pressure. >> oh, but over on capitol hill democrats say they want you to hold your judgment until you have a chance to hear what the whistleblower says. >> i think it's a travesty that this complaint was withheld as long as it was because it was an urgent matter. it is an urgent matter. and there was simply no basis to keep this from the committee. >> so you heard adam schiff's perspective there. we will find out exactly what, again, is in that whistleblower complaint a little bit later on today. as i mentioned, white house sources have suggested that person is a partisan looking to damage the president. again, that testimony coming up later today. looking forward to giving you that. as well as the president's return to washington after a very busy time at the u.n. that and much more coverage coming up throughout the day. for now guys, back to you. steve: that's right, kevin, i think the president arrives back at the white house early afternoon.
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real quickly, how much longer do officials in washington anticipate that this whistleblower will remain anonymous? >> i'm going to give what you sources have told me, not for long. now, that said, the problem is you don't want to make it so difficult because you want people to be able to come forward. steve: 100 percent. >> if they have a legitimate complaint. we don't know the answer to that but clearly in washington and given this environment, it sun like delay person will remain anonymous for long. brian: kevin, do you know why? i think they want to have some company -- he or she wants to have some company as a whistleblower. because they say other people heard it. it was he or she that came forward that would lengthen the investigation even more which democrats seem to want. it's going to be an exciting day, kevin. >> you bet. and, of course, once again the narrative is what they are after here. they want to keep that drum beat going if there is are ever goings to be chance for impeachment this would add fuel to the fire. political analysis for now,
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guys. steve: it's all political. kevin corke at the white house. thank you very much. you saw coverage yesterday where the president of the united states was there with the president of ukraine and he made it very clear as kevin just said. nobody pushed me to do anything. you took a look at the transcript. the five pages that was released by the federal government yesterday after he it was declassified. if you support the president you probably didn't see anything wrong if you don't like the president you probably thought he shouldn't be doing that stuff. ainsley: national director of national intelligence testify at 9:00. we will be carrying that he will go in front of the house intel committee. he said he never considered resigning over this because "the washington post" had reported he would. brian: couple things. joe maguire is going to be asked when-to-sigh when you got this complaint, why did you think you should not bring it forward? because initially he refused to share the complaint or the report and even though the ig recommended it. he said it was not to him deemed credible and was not deemed urgent. so the admirable will defend his decision there.
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and then will say -- there will be -- the admirable will be facing people who probably all took the opportunity to go into the scif and read the complaint. one of adam schiff's quotes was it was extremely well-written and extremely concerning having read that which you knew he was going toy is a something like that. ainsley: they did investigate that conversation that the president had with the president of ukraine. they did not find that it violated any campaign finance laws. and they announced that yesterday. you sat down with hons vonn the former doj official and he agrees nothing unlawful here. listen to this. >> there is no smoking gun in that conversation if that's what democrats were looking for. the one thing that the president did is he asked the ukrainian government to try to take a look at some of the corruption over there. joe biden actually threatened to withhold a billion dollars in aid unless they fired the prosecutor who was looking into his son's job. there wasn't anything in there that was
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unconstitutional, unlawful or somehow outside the authority of the president. steve: okay. so that is regarding the phone transcript that was released yesterday. now, they have declassified this particular complaint that the whistleblower made with the inspector general and while it's, you know, some lawmakers went up and read it yesterday, some details are coming out. "the washington post" says that the complaint alleges a pattern of obfuscation at the white house in which officials moved the records of some of trump's communications with foreign officials on to a separate computer network from where they are normally store. the whistleblower says that's what the officials did with trump's july 25th call. an action that alarmed the ig of the intelligence community and prompted him to request the white house retain records of the call the person who read the complaint has told "the washington post." brian: that will be out there. so it will be mostly about the call.
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but, also about procedure. the other thing is there is a say -- they say there is no better -- there is no better characterization of the call than what we witnessed in those five pages. the call went on for about 40 minutes. if you read the pages it's about 5 or 10 minutes. they took a lot of the excess out, i guess. steve: and i think it was done by the cia. cia employees on detail with the situation room. ainsley: very short. take you 10 minutes to read through it. if you want to. steve: not the whole thing. it's not a verbatim transcripts of the entire. it's the highlights. meanwhile, if you were watching television, yesterday, you saw a lot of people focusing in on the part where the president says i have a favor to ask. and some have suggested that that was extortion or a quid pro quo. if you missed it, here is some of it. >> trump asked for a favor. >> the ukrainian president
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get his government to investigate joe biden. >> will you do me a favor and get involved in the 2020 election. vice president biden is my chief political opponent. >> i think he is in a much worse place because all of a sudden now he has got a justice department that is implicated by this phone call. >> the president essentially participating in what looks like a series of events that looks like extortion. >> what those notes reflect is a classic mafia like shakedown of a foreign leader. brian: right. and depends on what he was reading. was he reading something from, i guess, you know was he reading something from one of the godfather movies? i don't know how that could look like a classic mob shakedown. steve: so different than what we were told before. we had heard in this whistleblower had made the complaint and said that there were troubling things where the president made a promise to the president of
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ukraine. did you see that? and what about the quid pro quo? if you don't investigate joe biden we're not going to give you the money. where was that part. ainsley: money was never mentioned if you read the conversation. the president is saying this is important if that's possible. basically will you look into this. if that's possible. he wasn't saying you need to do this. you have to do this and if you don't i won't give you the money. brian: right. so you see what you got. the other thing is the more scrutiny that goes over, this the more scrutiny the president is going to keep deflecting over and others will examine. we think eventually what the role of hunter biden was. after all 37 years old with no international business experience. why was he asked to be on the board of the ukraine in a country that was known for its corruption and was actually on its heels after the invation by the russians. ainsley: very limited expertise. brian: you wonder is this about trump or biden? steve: trump says i should be very transparent regarding the whistleblower but at the same time they need to take a look at mr. biden and mr. biden.
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brian: which brings us to what rush limbaugh said yesterday. he said this is about blowing up biden. >> the blow back is happening. they just don't see it. their media is not telling about blowback. they don't think the blowback is going to be enough to hurt them, if there is any. they are so obsessed, they are so focused. they are so driven and it's all psychological. i have said this over and over again and i'm going to keep saying it. because it matters. if you are trying to understand these people, you have to understand the psychology. part of what's driving them is their failure to date in getting rid of trump. they can't believe that they haven't been able to yet. ainsley: lindsey graham was saying that yesterday and the day before that they can't beat them they ballot box so they have to get rid of him before. brian: right. joe biden is somebody who is in the line of fire. elizabeth warren already got a question would you allow your kid to do an investment in a country that you were
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dealing with if you were president? she said no. you know that's going to come up with the debate. steve: meanwhile, there is reporting out there that apparently the redacted version of the whistleblower complaint will be available at the open session of congress with the acting director of national intelligence this morning, which starts at 9:00. you will see it here on fox. ainsley: jillian has more headlines for us. ainsley: we begin with a fox news alert now. former french president jacques chirac has died. he had reportedly been hospitalized several times over the last decade with a lung infection. chirac was considered the standard bearer of france's conservative right. he led the country 1995 until 2007. a staunch owe opponent of u.s. led invasion of iraq in 1993. teenager is dead after being sucker punched middle school. 13-year-old boy slammed his
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him with a vengeance. >> an impeachment of a president is an undoing of a national election. >> they hate bill and hillary clinton so much they will stop at nothing to bring him down. >> i expect history will show that we have lowered the bar on impeachment so much that it will be used as a routine tool to fight political battles. my fear is that when a republican wins the white house democrats will demand pay back. ainsley: well, 20 years ago during the clinton impeachment, democrats warned against political theater. what's going on now. let's bring in radio talk show host tony katz. >> good morning. good to see you. ainsley: warning about impeachment in 1998. all the democrats warned it's bad for our country but now they are screaming impeach. >> can we take a note 1998 so 22 years that they have been there maybe it's time to go. the hypocrisy is standard. i think people accept this is the standard place of
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politics in america. they side with their side. oh, this case is different. we want to talk about the case of clinton the man lied under oath. very different than a guy saying hey, do me a favor. that's a fundamentally different thing. adam schiff turned this into a big mafia kind of story. this is a guy clutching his pearls because he has no real life experience. hunter biden and the deal with ukraine now that's a mafia story. that's like son alfredo out with mo green. it's that kind of story and deal. the hunter biden story is the bigger story in all of this. ainsley: how is that going to play out for joe biden? >> well, joe biden can't be the nominee for a series of reasons. there are these legal reasons and these technical reasons. i thought did a very good job selling out yesterday on the program here on fox but also because they want a hyper progressive. they demand a hyper progressive. and when ilhan omar is telling you are not progressive enough, okay, what can be more progressive
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than ilhan omar, alexandria ocasio-cortez and a whole bunch of others. it means something. it says that biden can't excite this base enough to come out and vote. ainsley: so elizabeth warren you think, will be the nominee. >> she is the frontrunner to say otherwise is ridiculous. she is bernie sanders without the yelling and screaming. you will get the same thing. she will eventually increase her wealth tax as well and get rid of the billionaires. ainsley: where do the centrals vote the ones who would have voted for bidens the moderates, where do they go, would they go to elizabeth warren. >> i would argue they may not be moderate. the moderate will vote for whoever the nominee is hyper progressives who won't necessarily vote for a moderate person. that's the real story in how the election is going to go. but, on the side of the hypocrisy, man, we are very used to this from the political left and when it didn't matter at one time and it matters now, if you want to argue the president said something he didn't like, that's fine. if you are going to make the arguments that this is an impeachable offense, if you
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been produced but only 9% recycled. our next guest pledged $300 million of his own money in an effort to make it cheaper to make plastic from recycled material rather than fossil fuels. some major companies are already on board. andrew forest is the chairman and founder of min minderoo foundation. new york. welcome back. >> it's great to be back. steve: we have heard that there is a lot of plastic floating around in the ocean. how do we get rid of it? >> okay. so, getting it out of the ocean is a tough gig. it's possible. but it will be a multi-billion-dollar operation. stopping it going into the operation i think is the most urgent thing that we have to do at once. within a few years by 2025 the whole scientific community is saying there will be around a ton of plastic for every 3-ton of fish. that's more than you need to overwhelm marine life. steve: we need to rethink plastic essentially. >> we do, sir.
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steve: before it gets into the ocean. >> if we can stop it from getting into the ocean and in the rate of unfortunately tens of millions of ton a year. and stays there for 6 or 700 years. it will slowly kills. but, if we can't -- if we're going to just recycle plastic to be little cheaper than nonrecyclable plastic than the whole world goes to recycled plastic that will stop it stone dead. that's what we must do. steve: so have you already enlisted the help of some big companies. >> i have. steve: like? >> well, with full support in coca cola, some of the biggest petra chemical companies. biggest oil and gas petra chemical company. all of these companies are saying we care about destroying the environment and we want to do our bit. now, there are some who are saying nah, environment, whatever, someone else's problem.
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most companies are saying the environment is our responsibility, too. how do we fix this globally. global is not an american problem. global problem. steve: so you have got coke on deck. they are out to help you and they use a lot of plastic. ultimately, in addition to the companies that have helped you already, you want the fossil fuel industry to get involved as well. but what could they do? >> fossil fuel can do a great deal. right now they make a plastic which just unbelievable the good commodity in the economy but once it goes into the environment, it starts to break down. it's the most terrible commodity to be out in the environment. once it breaks down it gets so small it can go to the blood brain barrier of children. goes straight through your skin. it is highly toxic. so, all these big oil and gas companies got to be a solution how do we keep it in the economy? okay. if we just put a small -- which we pay to a fund which helps transition the industry to recycled plastic
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and that makes recycled plastic less expensive compared to non-recycled plastic, that will fix the problem. we have to do it. nothing else is global enough to fix this huge problem. steve: the way you describe it it's very simple. you are very passionate about this. you have one of the biggest companies in the world and yet now full time you are working on ocean research. last time you were here you were talking about human slavery. you are involved in community projects and the search for a cure for cancer. why do you do all of this stuff? >> i'm absolutely passionate about helping everyone watching this program and helping humanity. i think people are good people. but i have to say everything pales to insignificance compared to plastic. last four years i have been doing marine taught me about what's killing the animals than what's keeping them alive. steve: people watching right now probably want more information. i bet you have a website.
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>> support transparency on whistleblower information but also insist on transparency for his son hunter on the millions of dollars that have been quickly and easily taken out of ukraine and china. additionally i demand transparency from democrats. they went there and they wanted to force the new president to do things that they wanted under the form of political threat. they threatened him if he didn't do things. now, that's what they're accusing me of, but i didn't do it. i didn't threaten anybody. brian: all right. here we go with a story that's just catching steam now. bring in congressman jim jordan ranking member of the house oversight committee along with congressman mark meadows. today the drama starts at 9:00 as the whistleblower's complaint is put forward. some have been able to read it. just members of the intel committee. what do you hear we can expect against congressman
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jordan to start? >> i think we all got to keep things in perspective. remember, this whistleblower had no firsthand knowledge. wasn't a part of call. my guess is the first time he saw the call was yesterday when we all read the transcript. we do know this about the so-called whistleblower. we do know he had according to the inspector general some indicia of arguable political bias. now, you know what that means. that's washington speak for this guy didn't watch the president. we know all of that i hope there is some questions about that. i think there will be in today's hearing. and my understanding is based on those on the intel committee who have read the complaint it's all basically the transcript. that's the thrust of the entire complaint. and we all saw that yesterday which was no quid pro quo, no talk about aid. and as mr. president zesk said yesterday no pushing from the president about anything. brian: saw the five pages. mr. president, we are almost ready to buy more javelin
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those tank busting rockets that president obama would not sell. he says i'm ready to buy them. the next line is i would like a favor. we would like you to look into this. people have linked the two. is that wrong? >> well, it's wrong to link the two. listen, what we had was when democrats were acid washing their server to get rid of 30,000 emails, this president was releasing the transcripts, releasing the complaint, unprecedented to make sure the american people can judge for themselves. but when they judge for themselves, when they read it, they will not only understand that there was no promise of anything like was reported. there was no actually quid pro quo, but, more importantly, this was a normal conversation between two leaders and we have got the president of ukraine saying there was no pressure. listen, this is all about politics. it has nothing to do about the law. it has nothing to do with legitimate impeachment. it has everything to do with a political impeachment by the democrats.
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brian: how does this move forward though? i think i have a clue. they say other people, according to the whistleblower complaint, other people witness the same thing that he or she did. so, adam schiff will say who are those people? let's brink this in even more. and then what get done congressman meadows? >> well, here's what we do know. is adam schiff is going to continue a narrative that he has had for three years. this is not new. you know, each time aadam comes out with an accusation just wait you will get all this evidence on collusion. they are guilty of what they are accusing the president of. we know that there was a coordination between the democrats and between the previous administration and other entities. not only the russians, not only the ukrainians. but also some of our allies. the brits and others to try to take down this president and so they are accusing him of what they are guilty of. you know, they protest too
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much. brian: congressman jordan, have you senile a lot of this play out before. and have you seen it blow up in a lot of their faces. today it's going to be interesting. the director of national intelligence will be there. is he acting admiral. they already got one story wrong when they said that he said if you don't let me speak the way i want to, i'm going to quit. he said i have never quit anything in my life. so, game plan this out. if you are a republican on that committee, what question do you have? >> well, i think the key is for us all to step back, brian, and remember what this is. go back to 2016. this fbi was so out to get the president, they spied on two american citizens associated with the presidential campaign. and we -- mark and i say this all the time but we should never forget what chuck schumer told us was going to happen. we are thinking about this so-called whistleblower. which you chuck schumer told us clear back he previewed all of this back on january 23rd, 2017. president-elect trump. if you mess with the intelligence community, they have six ways from sunday of getting back at you.
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we saw it in 2016 with what the fbi did. i think we are seeing it now with this whistleblower. so i think the director of national intelligence is going to answer those kind of questions. and but that's the context we're in as mark said these guys are not going to stop. it doesn't matter about facts or truth. they are out to get this president no matter what. we saw it start in 2016 and it continues to today. i think the american people see through it and aren't going to tolerate it. brian: evidently the votes are already there for the democrats to impeach him if they were to put it to a vote. they had 200 where on sunday they had 130. we're down to very perilous time. congressman jordan and congressman meadow, thank you so much. >> thank you, brian. brian: jillian, take it away. jillian: thank you, brian. dozens of cancer patients lose stem cells. cells were harvested in los angeles before the kids went through chemotherapy and frozen in case their cancer returned. harvesting the cells involved injections and being hooked up to machines for one to two days.
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in statement the hospital says, quote: we are very sorry that this loss occurred. and that they have upgraded all of their systems. a family is furious after 5-year-old boy with autism accused of going too far giving another student a hug at school. >> the teacher called me and she said you need to have a talk with nathan about boundaries. to bring something like this against a child, a special needs child that really doesn't understand what he has done wrong. jillian: family says it stemmed from the boy hugging and kissing another student on the cheek. his guardian says the school filed a report with child services. school officials say the child was not punished. be aware of your surroundings. portland transportation department issuing that warning of shocking videos with close calls. watch this as a bicyclist pedaled full speed ahead as a train bouncing off of it and tumbling to the ground. thankfully he was not hurt.
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and then there was this dash cam video. a man falling off a executedder just as a train approaches, the video is released as part of rail safety week. good reminder for everyone. pay attention. and get your head out of your phones when you are walking across the street. that's another one. back to you guys. brian: don't ride a scooter is what i got. steve: scooter went out from under him. the guy who runs into the train. i don't get that one. brian: how fast are you going? ainsley: depends on the scooter. steve: fast enough. janice dean is out there. nobody is on their phone. they are all on tv. janice: they are o on tv what's your name. >> lisa. >> mom and dad watching now. >> illinois. janice: are they "fox & friends" fans. >> huge. janice: are you "fox & friends" fans? [cheers] janice: i love the mornings here in new york city. 67 right now. we got mostly sunny i'm going with mostly sunny. showers and thunderstorms across parts of the central plains as well as the southwest with flash flood warnings in effect. and look at this, my
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friends. snow, lots of it, across the northern rockies and the northern plains. it's coming. and it's football tonight. yes, indeed. jillian's philadelphia eagles and the green bay packers. here's your forecast today right here on fox. 68 degrees -- who said boo? what? >> bears fan. >> packers. janice: i'm sure they will play at some point and we will have a weather forecast for you as well. say hi to steve, ainsley and brian in the studio. [cheers] steve: what you can't tell from that shot is outside fox sports has taken over the side of the billing. they are going to have their football coverage tonight live from our location. they are going to be in our studio and out on the plaza. you will see it all. brian: i think terry bradshaw is going to use your office. gave it to him. you are both blondes. steve: again. ainsley: remember he stripped down in that movie. we know what his bum looks like. brian: it was failure to launch. ainsley: yes.
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yes. brian: he was also in smoky and the pan did it. steve: meanwhile, switching gears. there is a new series on fox nation. it is called american built and it looks at iconic american landmarks like the golden gate bridge. the pacific coast highway and hoover dam. ainsley: look at that. steve: something that stands 10 blocks from where we are, when they built that building the empire state. brian: what's more dangerous smoking or understanding on that building. listen. >> am ambitious real estate mogul would want a piece of the valuable real estate, including donald trump. >> trump and others have acquired for $42 million the empire state building itself. that's where leona and harry helmsley come in. they control the building through a lease that runs to the year 2075. >> i own the land. they have a lease on the building and the land. and we're going to all make a determination as to what's happening. >> trump went to court to try to break the existing land lease but a judge ruled against him and he wound up selling his share for
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$57.5 million. there is so much about the history of that building i did not realize until we undertook it. you can watch american built, the empire state building on fox nation. the entire series is there right now. go to or just click on your app. store to get the app. brian: kind of netflix for the fox fan. steve: the super fan. ainsley: 43 minutes after the top of the hour. talks to end the general motors strike shift into high gear. car owners stuck in neutral. we are live in detroit. brian: i will rotate my own tires until you are ready. ainsley: change the oil ♪ body on the radio ♪ we got the night ♪ right where we want it ♪ impering]
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ainsley: that's right the auto make and union leaders are working on sealing a deal 11 days after thousands of employees walked off the job. steve: fox business network in detroit where the negotiations stand. you know, grady, in the beginning they thought it might go two days and here we are 11 later. >> yeah. day 11. pretty hard to believe when you think about how this all started. we are outside the renaissance center in downtown detroit this morning. this is where the contract negotiations have been going on at general motors headquarters. and we are told the two sides are closer than ever to reaching a deal. the talks have moved up the chain and now are in front of the top negotiators. meanwhile, the picket lines have become essentially a mandatory campaign stop for the 2020 democratic hopefuls. we have seen from senators elizabeth warren and bernie sanders as well as former vice president joe biden. all of them railing against what they call corporate greed and senator sanders here in detroit yesterday
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calling for justice for working people. as this strike stretches into its 11th day, we have heard from analysts who say general motors stands to lose at least $50 million a day, maybe even more than that, according to some analysts. and it extends beyond just general motors. we have heard from suppliers who have had to temporarily lay off some of their delivery dryer drivers and somef their vendors who make parts. dealerships say they are not getting the parts they need to do repairs on cars when they bring them in. that means you, the customer of general motors vehicles, aren't able to get your repairs done as quickly as you would like. to say again, we are hearing that there are progress in these talks. whether it's all resolved with a deal for both sides in the next few hours or the next few days, that's unclear. guys? steve: they are both dug. in let's see what happens. grady, thank you very much. live report from downtown detroit. brian: meanwhile the president is pushing for some type of agreement. let's change gears. coming up next, the eelingsz and packers kick off week 4
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jillian: they better not i'm kidding. prime time matchup between the between bay packers and the philadelphia eagles. what can we expect? ainsley: former nfl player and fox sports football analyst mark. good to see you. >> it's good to be on with you guys. thanks for having me. ainsley: okay. so what are your prediction us? >> what are my predictions. you know, at some point they are going to kick off the ball and football is going to break out. ainsley: shocking. >> that's what's going to happen. listen, i really like what the packers are doing defensively. they have been a team that obviously has played excellent with their quarterback aaron rogers on the offensive side of the ball over the years and historically, defensively, they haven't met that offense. well now the script has been flipped through the first three weeks. defense is outstanding. went out and got free agents they call them the smith brothers not actual brothers but smith guys on the edge of being great and aaron rogers is still trying to figure out what this offense is going forward. they are playing really good
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football right now. the eagles have struggled with some injuries and inconsistency so far early in the season. jillian: mark, sticking with that if i can the eagles have lost a couple of winnable games the last few weeks. something missing. they can't putt the bow around it. what can they do. >> obviously, when you go and look at them carson went is actually playing really good football. they had seven drops last week during the course of the game. a couple in the end zone which. this game comes down to execution. flying around and hitting each other a lot of things go on. dangerous game. fun game. i absolutely love it. the guys all sign up for it so they know what they're getting into. which teams are able to execute under those severe conditions of the pressure and all the things that are going on during the course of the game. that's the thing about the eagles. they have not been able to execute. they have given up the big place. they haven't made enough of those big plays and like you said they have been in very winnable, very close games but they haven't got than
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done in the end. brian: mark, fox really feels great about their purchase of thursday night football. one thing that's changed more than anything else. gambling is everywhere and okay. as you a veteran of the sports won the super bowl in the past and makes a living talking about it do you worry long-term this can bring in negative elements into the nfl? >> no. i don't really worry about it. i think it's been going on for a long time. now that you have legalized it, you have a better chance to monitor it. like, to me, i think it's pretty much a no-brainer. and, you know, you look at the way this league has gone and with fantasy football, which is a form of gambling, how that has created a whole another fan base of casual fans that are involved in this game every single day because of the fantasy numbers and they follow it because of the fantasy players and those things. so, i think this has been a part of this game for a very long time. now that it's legalized, it can be better monitored and ultimately i think it's going to be great. ainsley: the sport is dangerous. a lot of parents are
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wondering if they should sign their little ones up for it. brian was telling me during the break you have had a lot of surgeries. 29 surgeries? brian: none of them elective. >> no. ainsley: how are you feeling? how are you doing now and is it worth it. >> 100 percent i would do it again in a later beat. beat -- heart beat. it's a dangerous game. the problem we have we let people outside of sports set the narrative. we let people outlines of our sport talk about the sport and say oh my gosh it's so dangerous like the equation is hey, football equals cte equals freak out and kill my family. like that's not the case. some of the best men i have ever been involved with, some of the best men i know, some of the greatest fathers, some of the greatest christian men play in the national football league. we hear the outlier stories about that. so, is it dangerous? absolutely it's dangerous. but we don't research the whole thing. there still is no natural connection to cte and brain damage in the national football league. there is a connection but there is no definitive
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science behind it. and so, we don't look at what addiction to opiates, what alcohol abuse, what depression does to guys. brian: see you thursday 9:00. ainsley: you know tv we have a hard out. >> thursday night football. go watch it. it will be great. i'm picking green bay. ainsley: good deal ♪
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♪ ainsley: don't stop thinking about tomorrow. it's friday. brian: by the way that isn't that the theme of the al gore, bill clinton campaign, don't stop thinking about tomorrow? there you go. steve: thank you very much for joining us. yesterday the transcript came out. today it looks like the whistle-blower complaint is going to come out. we were talking about how it's a
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transcript. "the washington post" had an item it is not a transcript by definition. it represents verbatim account of the president's conversations. the document is supposed to be as close to verbatim as possible. not like they edited things out. it is not just the highlights. close as to verbatim as possible. ainsley: if you want to read the unclassified conversation find it online and social media sites. talk about today. we start with a fox news alert. so-called whistle-blower complaint it, was declassified overnight. brian: in just a few hours the acting director of national intelligence will have to answer to lawmakers about it and why he didn't release it. ainsley: he is not the whistle-blower. he is the acting director of national intelligence. steve: we don't know the whistle blow ear's identity yet, if we ever will. kevin corke is in d.c.
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sound likes they declassified the whistle-blower complaint, there will be a redacted public version i think available in one hour. reporter: very minor redactions on that we're told. we're looking forward to that. all eyes not just on the white house today but also on capitol hill. as you pointed out the nation's top spy, joseph maguire, acting director of national intelligence will face lawmakers in the house permanent select committee. that is coming up @9:00 a.m. we're inviting everybody to watch the coverage on fox news channel. he has a closed session before the senate committee on intelligence. he is expected to provide more intelligence about the so-called whistle-blower in the affair. by the way which president trump insists there is no there there. >> i think we had good phone call. it was normal. we spoke about many things.
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so i think, you read it, nobody pushed. >> in other words no pressure? reporter: mr. president -- >> there was no pressure. you know, by the way, you know there was no pressure. reporter: meanwhile democrats on the hill gearing up for the hearing today because they strongly disagree with maguire's decision with respect to the disclosure of the whistle-blower complaint. >> i think it is a travesty this complaint was withheld as long as it was because it was an urgent matter, it is an urgent matter. there was simply no basis to keep this from the committee. >> it is such a blatant abuse of power, it just, i don't think it can stand. reporter: the real danger for the former vice president is the longer this story goes on the more it exposes what may have happened with regard to his son
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hunter biden. that is the story that simply won't be going away, especially longer we talk about this here in washington. 9:00 a.m., acting dni before congressional lawmakers should make for a very interesting day. yes, the president as you pointed out, steve makes his way back to the white house early this afternoon. we look forward to getting his reaction on the hill. for now, back to you. steve: the president is coming home. that is why they're mowing the grass. brian: he was in new york for couple days. steve: sarah sanders former white house press secretary, fox news contributor, used to work in the building behind kevin, she joins us right now. sarah, when you look at the transcript, not exactly a transcript as we explained a moment ago i don't see a lot of stuff we had heard would be in it. where the whistle-blower complained the president made a promise to a former leader t prompt ad complaint. there was essentially quid pro quo. we'll not give you the
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$400 billion unless you look at the bidens, where is all that stuff. >> it isn't there. before we get to that, one thing i want to clear up, they're not mowing the grass because the president is coming back. they're mowing the grass because somebody doing a live tv hit. doesn't fail anybody at the white house doing live tv the lawn mowers and street cleaners come out full force to challenge your job. good job to kevin for staying on task. in all seriousness the idea they thought there would be some type of major bombshell to come out of this is frankly embarrassing for the democrats. i think that it is one of the dumbest an political moves we've seen in history. how they forced impeachment over this issue. the fact its, i think this should be looked at in-kind contribution to the president's re-election campaign. all that is doing helping fuel his campaign. they're raising more money.
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they're rallying his base and they're unifying the republican party in a way only they can by attacking this president the way they do time and time again. it is absurd that they continue to go down this road and haven't learned anything new from it. i think the big loser in all this process has to be joe biden. he is coming out looking terrible. so far the only inappropriate behavior i'm seeing in this entire thing is that of vice president joe biden in order to help his son. brian: sarah, when you were there was there decision in how much rudy giuliani doing in the ukraine? unnamed sources that people in the administration said we're uncomfortable rudy giuliani taking the lead. now this all come out? can you expand on that? >> look i'm not going to get into the past back and forth between rudy giuliani. he was not an administration official but a good friend of the president. certainly they developed a good relationship over the course of many years but particularly over the president's fight in the
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absurd russia witch-hunt that went on for 2 1/2 years. this is exactly out of the democrats playbook. they used a fake scandal with russia. now they're trying to create a fake scandal with ukraine. doesn't matter who the act source are. the real bad players in this process are the democrats trying to fool american voters. the good thing the american voters are far too smart to fall for the democrat lies. i think one of the best things that is coming out of this is the contrast who is showing up to be fit to lead our country in very trying times. you have the democrats playing games and pulling together these fake scandals on impeachment yet the president is at the u.n. general assembly striking multibillion-dollar deals with japan helping our farmers and ranchers. he is championing religious liberty. he is showing who is fit to be president, who is fit to lead this country. certainly this president and not any of the candidates we're seeing from the democrat side. ainsley: i think democrats, optics of this, didn't wait
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until the transcript was scene because so many are so progressive they want to impeach, impeach. you mentioned the hypocrisy of joe biden and his son. people talked about the double standard, playing video of 1998 all the democrats pushing impeachment now, were slamming it back in 1998 when bill clinton was getting impeached. watch this. >> the republicans in the house are paralyzed with hatred, not judging the president with fairness but impeaching him with a vengance. >> impeachment of a president is an undoing of a national election. >> they hate bill and hillary clinton so much they will stop at nothing to bring him down. >> i expect history will show that we have lowered the bar on impeachment so much, that it will be used as a routine tool to fight political battles. my fear is that when republican wins the white house, democrats will demand payback. >> this is their president we
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are talking about. make darn sure that we're able to convince them if we decide to upset their decision, that our decision to impeach him was based upon principle and not politics. ainsley: sarah? >> i mean it is astonishing. i wish i would say it is surprising but frankly it isn't. we've seen the democrats be so hypocritical not just on impeachment but on major policies issues, whether it is immigration and health care, time and time again the democrats show their true colors. they don't care about the country. they care about tearing the president down. they have completely lost sight what is important and are singularly focused making sure they destroy the president and win re-election the it's sad they have decided to put politics and their winning an election over what is best for the country. thankfully the president has called them out. he says not on my watch. brian: right.
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>> he is quick to point out, he stands up and fights. no other president in history i think could withstand the type of aggressive attacks the president had to endure and still come out on top, still stay focus what is best and deliver to the american people. he called on democrats to work with him. hopefully they will start to see the tactics are not working and do exactly that. steve: speaking of aggressive i think the democrats never thought that the president would declassify and release that transcript such as it is of the phone call because the terrible precedent as we have heard but he did, ultimately he probably thought it would exonerate him. now it has given where you stand politically, whether or not you see something there or you don't? >> i think the president's done exactly the right thing. while very difficult because it puts every single foreign leader interaction he has down the line in question now everybody will want to see the transcript every
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time. i think he has done the right thing being transparent in the process. hopefully democrats will do the same thing and ask that of vice president biden and all of his interactions with china and ukraine. let's hope they can rise to the same standard that the president has set throughout this process. brian: in the short term brad parscale said they raised a million the first day and now over about five million dollars for the campaign since they came out with the impeachment inquiry. so looks like the supporters are doubling down. real quick, do you, do you worry about ben sasse, who says, republicans slow down and make sure you don't attack the whistle-blower. he said there are disturbing things here. republican senator out of nebraska. >> look, senator sasse is certainly welcome to his own opinion. he is not welcome to his own facts and i think the facts are clear. we've seen that in this transcript that came out. there was no quid pro quo. the president was having, as all can see a very normal and
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standard conversation with another foreign leader. both who campaigned getting rid of corruption. both who talked about draining the swamp in their own countries. this was a conversation simply on that. i think the president was showing that he is continuing to deliver on his promises to do what he told people he was going to do in 2016. he is continuing to do since he got elected. brian: do you think you know who the whistle-blower is? >> i have got some guesses. we'll wait to see what happens. brian: go ahead. ainsley: who do you guess. >> we'll do that off-line before i get into trouble. brian: do you think the president knows who it is? >> i need a lawn mower. i can't hear you. steve: thank you for joining us live. >> you bet. steve: down in the corner. it's a image. we'll take you live, just about 48 minutes from right now up on capitol hill where the acting director of national intelligence joe maguire will speak before congress.
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they will declassify big portions of the whistle-blower complaint. republicans are pretending to be patriots? that is headline in "new york times." ainsley: marine veteran joey jones served in iraq and afghanistan. he is here with a lesson on patriotism. that is next. ♪ there lots of people who are confused about which medicare plan is right for them. hey,
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♪. brian: "new york times" op-ed blasting the republican party's patriotism saying quote, republicans were never the patriots they pretended to be but at this point they pretty much crossed the line to being foreign agents. steve: with reaction fox news contributor, retired marine corps bomb tech joey jones. good morning to you. >> good morning, guys, how are you? steve: what do you make of that phony patriots foreign agent business? >> listen the fact that the republican party is viewed as the most patriotic is not a talking point for the republican party. this is an observation of middle of the road swing voters. that is the belief of the country. this is not something we've gone out to try to print a banner have at every rally. it is who we are. we have pride in this country.
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we believe in this nation. we believe we're a righteous and great place. we do things for the for the right reasons. we do the hard work to make the world a better place. just because we say we believe those things on the right doesn't mean the left can't do the same. don't take a nobel laureate like paul krugman at "new york times," you're a big tent party, you use that to marginalize every group and you bring the groups that burn american flags and talk about how we failed as a country and how we should be communist all these things i believe are completely unpatriotic and look that way to the average voter out there trying to decide between left and right. when you raid the op-ed, it was probably written in a echo chamber of self-love and denial. it is naive and gets a lot of things wrong. he is not trying to get it right. he is pitching a fight at "new york times." he did a great job at that.
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ainsley: paul krugman is not known to be conservative. he writes this, almost all gop politicians seem perfectly fine with trump's behavior. it is time to call republicans super patriotism long before it was trump appeared on scene a fraud. a true patriot is willing to make sacrifice in the national interest. can anyone point to any modern figure in the republican party who has done that? what is your -- go ahead. >> listen the easy car to say i lost my legs in war. that means i sacrificed and a republican, that is not my point. my point is much simpler than that point to any prominent political figure who sacrificed anything in america in 2019? in america, poverty comes with a cell phone and as much food stamps as you need. we're a fruitful nation. we take care of one another. no one sacrifices because they want to, so bad at life decisions they put themselves into that positions when it comes to politics anyway but if
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you want to make that easy argument i think is just really dumb to begin with, introduce him to crenshaw or brian mast. he had his right hand sown to his stomach, learned to walk, went to school on his path to congress. want to talk about sacrifice. i'm willing to admit plenty on both sides, for anyone to write in a op-ed, for some reason republicans are not willing to sacrifice, should not be printed in paper. brian: that is why no one reads paul krugman. we gave him too much time. you make a great point. >> thanks, guys. ainsley: some lawmakers want to ban assault weapons but a former police officer sent them a powerful message, i will not comply. >> please don't legislate the 150 million people just like me into being criminals. ainsley: dana loesch applauds that officer. we're going to hear from her next. ♪
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jillian: good morning, we're back with a fox news alert. former french president jacques chirac has died. he was hospitalized many times over a lung infection. was the standard-bearer for france's conservative right. he led the country from 1995 to 2007. he was a staunch opponent of the u.s.-led invasion of iraq in 2003. he was 86 years old. the cdc will announce hundreds of new cases of a mysterious illness linked to vaping. 11 people around the country have died from the condition. 500 others have become sick. president trump wants to plan e
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flavored cigarettes to curb vaping. juul says they will accept the ban and agreed to top advertising in the u.s. >> he pay $400,000 to get his son into georgetown as a phony tennis recruit. he is facing 13 month sentence after a plea agreement. felicity huffman will spend two weeks in prison. lori huffman has pleaded not guilty to charges in the admissions scandal. those are the headlines. back to you. steve a police officer pushed a powerful message to lawmakers on capitol hill pushing an assault ban. >> my fire arm is great equalizer and evens the playing field. please dent legislate the 150 million people just like me into being criminals. i will not comply. with the assault weapons ban.
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ainsley: here to react is nationally syndicated radio show heft dana loesch. dana, good to see you. >> good morning ainsley and gentlemen. good to see you. >> that woman, she has worked for the police department for more than 22 years. she retired and started a gun advocacy group. what was your reaction to that? she brings up good point. please don't legislate this because you will make me a criminal because i will not comply? >> absolutely. diana miller has been absolutely fantastic with the d.c. project, organizing so many women that you saw sitting behind her, going to washington, d.c., telling our lawmakers we understand what big time funded gun control groups are telling but we're the grassroots folks and we want to tell you how we feel about these laws you are considering. she has done such a phenomenal job. all of the ladies that testified before the judiciary committee yesterday, what was it the protect america from assault weapons. that is what this hearing was
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titled. i have so many questions about that. but what she said was absolutely true. think about this. you have so many millions, hundreds of millions of americans that own firearms, 150 million americans that own firearms like this. there was no lawmaker there that was able to actually differentiate in terms of the mechanics or function these modern semiautomatic rifles from other modern semiautomatic rifles used for hunting and everything else. she was right to say what she did. she worked with the tulsa police department for over 22 years as ainsley noted. she knows her stuff. she knows the law. she knows who breaks law. repeat offenders drive crimes. would i add repeat offenders get off easy, get light sentencing from other democrats, from d.a.s, from judges and democrats who say they're concerned about doing something with regards to quote-unquote gun violence. if this is not at top of their priority with regard to sentencing recidivism, they're not serious about this issue. brian: six out of 10 shootings i
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believe sadly revolve around suicide, right? >> yeah. i think of these 30,000, i think they said 3/4 of those revolve around suicide. that is not the quote-unquote gun violence. that is awful. you don't want any of that to happen. no one wants any of this to happen. penalizing, turning into felons 150 million law-abiding americans? how is that for criminal justice reform, democrats? steve: how many people would not comply if it became the law of the land is a big question. dana, thank you very much. >> absolutely. steve: have a good weekend. >> thank you. >> media is too busy pushing democrat impeachment parade to report what the president accomplished this week at the united nations. larry kudlow joins us live to go over it for everybody else. ♪
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steve: 8:32 in washington, d.c. you're looking inside the rayburn building in capitol hill. just about 28 minutes we'll hear from the nation's top intel officer as he testifies before congress. brian: don't expect him to cower. he is ad myrl with a rich history being cool under pressure. joseph maguire will face intense questioning about as so-called whistleblower complaint which he didn't not by forward initially. ainsley: he is one of the world's top spies. catherine herridge joins us live from capitol hill with a preview. what can we expect today? reporter: i want to start information that i have just received. i've been able to get a debrief on the complaint that was transmitted to the house intelligence and senate intelligence committees last night and has been since declassified. it was described to me as very professionally done.
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it also contains allegations against the president's personal attorney, rudy giuliani and the attorney general william barr but at the core of it i was told is a phone call between the president and the ukrainian president zelensky. i'm also told that there are allegations or questions about the handling of the transcript in this case and whether it was done according to standard procedures. so was it done appropriately? i was also told that includes media reports, a kind of connecting the dots. finally i was told to pay careful attention to how the whistleblower got the information and the language in the complaint. whether they were given the language from the information from white house officials or perhaps they overheard conversations of white house officials. at the end of the day they both go to the idea that the whistleblower did not have direct knowledge of the conversation between the president and his ukrainian counterpart. just a little bit more on the acting director of national
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intelligence joseph maguire, he will testify behind me just under half hour. he had 36 years in the military. he retired as a vice admiral. he was a seal team leader. my special forces contacts describe him as someone who embrace as challenge. he is not afraid of challenge. he calls balls and strikes and he is someone who is just not going to collapse under pressure. why we saw him push back and very hard very publicly last night to reporting he threatened to resign if he could not speak freely with lawmakers about this complaint. the key thing this morning is the complaint has been declassified and this will allow a freer discussion by maguire as well as questions from lawmakers. but to recap based on the conversation i've just had and a debrief on the complaint at the core of the complaint is the phone call between the president and zelensky. there are allegations made about the handling of the transcript as well. back to you.
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steve: catherine, if most of the complaint is based on the transcript, such as it is which we saw yesterday -- reporter: the phone call. my understanding is that it does not contain the transcript. the core is the phone call and the substance of the phone call which they did not have. steve: why didn't they have it? reporter: in the icig complaint i don't know the answer to that the readout i had it didn't contain the transcript. we'll see what the complaint says. brian: one thing for clarification, to simplify, the director of the national intelligence got recommendation from the inspector general to bring it forward but he didn't do it on advice of white house counsel, is that correct? >> the director of national intelligence got a legal opinion from the justice department. whether it met the standard for an urgent concern, in this case an urgent concern because he is
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the head of the intelligence community with the intelligence funding for an activity or an intelligence operation and it was neither of which. it was a diplomatic phone call. brian: got you. steve: we will hand over the coverage in 20 minutes to capitol hill. catherine will be there along with the team. stay tuned for that. >> larry kudlow is standing by. jillian is up top to tell what is happening. jillian: the crown prince of saudi arabia breaking his silence on the murder of jamal khashoggi. mow hahm bin saloman reportedly telling pbs. it happened under my watch. i get all the responsibility because it happened under my watch. khashoggi disappeared after walking into the saudi consulate in istanbul, turkey. "the washington post" columnist was a vocal against the regime. new york's attorney general claiming the agency's practice
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of arresting illegal immigrants outside courthouses is unlawful and unconstitutional. an i.c.e. spokesperson says it is often the only way to enforce immigration law. fourth person attacked by a grizzly bear in the week. all happened in the same area of montana. the man managed to scare the bear off by shooting his gun. not clear if the bear is responsible for all three separate attacks. ainsley: that is pretty scary. thank you, jillian. brian: bring in larry kudlow, director of the national economic council. he is in charge of all things economics related. larry as you said there, president talked to all the world leaders about foreign policy did you have a chance to talk to them about economic policy? front and center i think the japanese trade deal which i think is almost ready? >> one of the best parts of this u.n. meeting, i hope it is not overshadowed by shall we say
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other things we've been working very hard. ambassador bob lighthizer, we got a very good free-trade agreement. by the way it covers agriculture. our farmers would be able to finally shift stuff to japan. that always has been a stumbling block. we'll make it easier for them to buy our industrial commodities and our industrial supplies. probably the best part of it, brian is, e-commerce. digital trade. digital services which has been estimated to be as much as $50 billion. i think the whole package is 55, $56 billion. the digital services piece will be huge because america has as you know pretty strong technology operators. japan has finally opened the door. it's very similar incidentally to the usmca digital services which is a huge breakthrough on there. and let's not forget, i still
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think there is a good chance we'll get usmca with canada and mexico but the japanese thing was a great breakthrough t started a year ago at the u.n. i was there with prime minister abe made his overtures. here we are, been trying years to get it. we got it. it is very pro-growth. it is very pro-growth. ainsley: larry, when you read the telephone conversation between president trump and the president of ukraine, there was speculation from mainly the left before the transcript was released the president, that he was going to say, if you give me information on joe biden's son, then i will consider giving you that money so that you can buy weapons. that was never mentioned. the money was never mentioned in that transcript. >> right. that line is completely inaccurate. if anybody reads the transcript, obviously i have very, very carefully. you know we met with the ukrainian president. he is a very smart young man by the way, a real pleasure. that transcript, that phone
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call, was a congratulatory, sorry, i was up late three days. took the train so i could make your tv show. may not come out exactly right. here is what i'm trying to say. it was a positive, constructive congratulatory phone call. look, one of the issues here, two issues real quick, number one, the united states always intended to provide military assistance to our ally ukraine but, but, but, president trump has for several years as you know insisted on cost burden sharing and he wanted to make sure that the european would pony up their fair share. they never quite do. that was the key point. number two was issue of corruption. regrettably ukraine has a history of corruption in government an some matters were never resolved. so i heard the president of ukraine. he said that one of the biggest
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issues in his presidential campaign when he won was corruption. steve: right. >> so president trump knows that. brian: yep. >> and was raising that issue and said by the by, you know, with respect to vice president biden and his son, there is some unfinished business. can you take a look at it? but that was done not, let me emphasize this, never in the sense of a quid pro quo for the military assistance. it was done in the spirit and the linkage to the corruption battle and as the president of ukraine said during the bilateral, again i was there for that, there was no pressure. there was no quid pro quo. there was no issue about finally getting the military assistance. and he thanked us. the ukrainian president thanked us for our support on his anti-corruption campaign. steve: we thank you, larry kudlow for joining us live. >> and don't forget, you got to let me slip in this.
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please let me slip in this. ainsley: we're getting breaking news. >> i love you all. brian: fill us in. >> housing manufacturing, starting to boom again in july and august. the president mentioned that in his presser yesterday. it looks like the u.s. economy is in a turning zone back up. and our policies of tax cuts, deregulation, lowering trade barriers and energy are working f we get some help from europe maybe they would emulate our supply side policies the whole world could move into the prosperity but the usa is having a minnie comeback inside of a long prosperity cycle. it is terrific news. i don't want to lose that i thank you very much for letting me say it on the air this morning. you're terrific. brian: thank you, larry. we have breaking news. we should go back out to catherine herridge. i understand we have the whistleblower's complaint. you're putting it together right now.
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reporter: i'm going through it right now. just bear with me while i read through it. as we just reported about ten minutes ago on your show, this is a very professional, professionally done document. at its core is the conversation between the president and the ukrainian president zelensky. the language in the complaint says that they received information, i'm quoting here, i have received information from multiple u.s. government officials that the president of the united states is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 u.s. election. the interference includes among other things, pressuring a foreign country to investigate one of the president's main domestic political rivals. i will continue to another section i want to flag, because as you recall in my first report this hour i talked about allegations or questions over the integrity of the transcript.
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here is that section. is it states, in the days following the phone call i learned from multiple u.s. officials that senior white house officials had intervened, to quote, lock down all records of the phone call especially the official word for word transcript of the call that was produced as is customary by the white house situation room. this set of actions underscored to me that white house officials understood the gravity of what had transpired on the call. then it continues, white house officials, just one last one. white house officials told me they were directed by white house lawyers to remove the electronic transcript from the computer system in which such transcripts are typically stored for recordation, finalization and distribution to the cabinet officials. there was alleged that the accuracy of the transcript was nod handled through appropriate
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fashion and came through multiple u.s. government officials. it is very professionally crafted document. i mean my read is that it is someone senior within the ic given how it has been structured or they have been working with lawyers who are very familiar with how to handle a high-profile whistleblower complaint like this guy's. steve: that's right. catherine, i'm looking. nine-pages in all. toward the end there is one part that is blacked out. there is one part that is obviously viewed as classified. so we're not going to see it. it regards putting the transcript into a stand-alone different computer, which they worried about. reporter: that's right. i don't want to speculate because that is not my habit to get into redacted, you're flagging something important, there are a lot of questions raised in this complaint whether the transcript was handled in a standard fashion or whether there was something iring are lear and deliberate about the
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handling of this transcript. for folks at home the way it typically works, the situation room is on the call among other officials. intelligence officers are typing in real time as the phone call unfolds. then they take those transcripts or their records, typed records of a call. they cross reference them. cross-check them. they try to create a colated or final record of the phone call this is questioning whether all these practices were followed in a standard way. brian: so if i was to summarize roughly what we seem to be gleaning from this document, it is the allegation is from multiple sources not directly there was a sense that the president during that conversation was using his office for political gain. i guess they're talking about joe biden. what we read yesterday, the five-pages, does not comprehensivably go over exactly what went on in that phone call? reporter: right. here is the exact language. we stick to the language because
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of the gravity what we're talking about here. the whistleblower said i received information from multiple u.s. government officials that the president of the united states is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign government in the 2020 u.s. election. they say i have received this information. ainsley: is that illegal? is that illegal? if he is using his power to get information about this, if it is not, if it is not -- reporter: i'm not a lawyer. one thing i skipped was law school. i don't want to make a judgment on that. ainsley: okay. reporter: a lot to go through here. steve: there is nine-pages. you're talking and reading at the same time. you're existed in that. this is declassified version you're looking at. the members of the intel committees last night apparently had an opportunity to go read the classified version over in the secured, the scif areas there on capitol hill. so they will -- the public version has some redactions to
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it the people on the committee actually have seen the stuff that is not blacked out? reporter: but i have to say this is a very lightly redacted document. two sections towards the end. i find it interesting that a whistleblower complaint would have what is called a classified appendix. that is like an attachment of additional information which is sensitive in this case, again that goes to the idea this is very professional or senior person within the ic. they had very professional help putting the whistleblower complain together. it was very by design if you will, not sort of spur of the moment. the central -- the core of it is the phone call though. there is no transcript here. to be clear. this does not have the transcript. so they're talking about information that they have received from white house officials about the phone call. so that is consistent with what we've been reporting. no direct knowledge of the phone
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call. brian: let me read you some of what the people that looked at it last night said. i'm sure there is political slant to what they're saying. here is what dick, senator chuck schumer said. having read the whistleblower complaint i'm even more worried what happened. when i read the memorandum of conversation between trump and zelensky. there are many facts have to be examined. it is very troubling. the public has the right to read the whistleblower's complaint themselves which we're doing. the contents should be made publicly immediately which is happening. reporter: i'm going to the the classified appendix right here. it is talking about the storage and handling of the transcripts much these phone calls and it says the transcripts, i'm reading now, was placed into a computer system managed directly by the national security council directorate for intelligence perhaps. this is a stand-alone computer system received for code word
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level intelligence information such as covert actions. so in other words the transcript, they're alleging did not go into the usual system. it went into a highly-classified system that's used for black ops. these are ops that are among the most sensitive that are carried out by the u.s. government. often what they call special access programs or staff programs. then at the back half of this appendix, i think this is important because to me this is where it is making the linkage between putting the aid from the u.s. on hold and the phone call. i'm reading verbatim. on july 18 a office of management and budget official informed depths and agencies the president quote, earlier that month issued instructions to suspend all u.s. security assistance to ukraine. neither omb or the nsd staff knew why this instruction had been issued. so again as i was told earlier
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this morning, there is this section at the back looks like two or three pages where this individual is doing, sort of their own forensics or connecting of dots either through media reports or information they have been able to obtain about the call and other actions that were taken, they say are related to the call which in this case is the aid. ainsley: so if you're just tuning in, the white house complaint, the whistleblower complaint is out, declassified, released all of us we're going through it right now. at 9:00 joseph maguire will testify. at 10:45 nancy pelosi has weekly news conference. 1:30 we're told the president is flying back from new york to d.c. and could possibly take questions there on the lawn as he does so often. brian: i think it is important to point out there is belief the whistleblower has a political bias. that is part of the reason why some have said didn't come
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forward because -- if you look k at the attorney who donated to joe biden's campaign, people think there is inherent bias. ainsley: what is the bias there, catherine? we heard the attorneys he hired were possibly interns for schumer and for hillary clinton? is there more political bias? reporter: i'm looking through the letter and trying to see whether there are any indications or red flags if you will about political bias but i'm just not seeing that in this document. so it looks to me that when the inspector general for the intelligence community, this is the internal watchdog said that there were indications of political bias and support for a rival candidate, this was independently assessed by the watchdog. from what i'm reading here this is a very kind of, say fact-driven, neutral document but again, when you look to the
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end, when you look to the end, and i think this is going to be important, it draws very heavily on what people in the ic call open source reporting. so media reports to connect the dots to justify their case. they're citing reporting by "the hill" about the, just one second here. looks like it is a biden situation. steve: okay. reporter: there are other media reports as well. publicly reported, i think maybe "the new york times" here, yes, "new york times" is also cited here, may 9th article about giuliani's plane travel to the ukraine to pursue these investigations. steve: you did a wonderful job, catherine herridge. reporter: thank you. >> keep reading. absolutely great. brian: to stay at it, because we'll bring in bill hemmer and sandra smith right now. getting set to host
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"america's newsroom" to bring all the coverage from today. >> great coverage. good morning to all three of you, here we go again. we're buckling up another couple hours. contribute a couple thought what is we've been going through so far. i talked to three people earlier today who saw the classified, now declassified version late last night. there was concern apparently on behalf of this whistleblower that the president was trying to pressure the ukrainian leader to help in the 2020 election. now this person concluded after seeing all the complaint there was no intimidation, there was no pressure, no you must do this in order to get this, which is a lot of the quid pro quo that we went through yesterday. on the whistleblower as well, apparently through these documents you are going to find he or she talked to a lot of people at the white house. did not see the transcript or hear the conversation. that is paraphrasing what this official said earlier today.
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so the best evidence they believe is the transcript itself. one other very important thing here. this person predicts democrats will stay in line. they're very close right now to getting that 218. they have the votes. this person believes nancy pelosi is calculating her next move. >> we have in our hands that declassified complaint that triggered impeachment inquiry from democrats. this will be a big morning. we'll hear from the director of national intelligence himself who arrived on capitol hill. >> guys, thank you. see you a bit later. there is high drama on capitol hill. moments from now the acting director of national intelligence, joseph maguire will testify publicly on the whistleblower complaint. at the center of a democratic impeachment inquiry. only moments ago we mentionedded house intel committee released the complaint to the public. as we say hello. good morning i'm bill hemmer back here in new york city. >> good morning a lot of happening, thank you for joining
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usi'm sandra smith. we're getting our first look at the complaint. dni's office allowed us to see it last night. maguire facing heavy criticism from democrats for not handing over that complaint sooner. he enters the spotlight less than two months at acting dni. bill: this has moved so quickly. a bit more about maguire. born in brooklyn, new york. bachelors degree from brooklyn college. >> his navy seal class honored him completing his training with a broken leg. in 2:00 he became head of all navy commandoes. only the fifth navy seal to become a two-star admiral. bill: he retired after 36 years in uniform. prior to being named acting dni he is the sixth director of the national counterterrorism center. >> we have fox team coverage.
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high takes hearing unfolding moments from now. bret baier joins us on set, dana perino. andy mccarthy, ian pryor and jason chaffetz. it will be a breaking morning. bill: one other thing i will add. there person said there was no there there in the theres script in the secure location it was held up until this morning. makes it pretty weak because none of it is first hand. andy mccarthy begin with you. you had a day to digest from yesterday. today what do you expect from where we are? >> i expect a lot of talk about process, bill. if it were not, if the conversation itself which is really what the nub of the complaint is here were explosive in order to inflate the importance of the conversation, they want to associate it with law breaking. they're trying to fit night the
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statute why we're hearing from the dni this morning but the stute doesn't apply to the president. the process doesn't apply to a conversation of this nature and the reason i think there is a desperate attempt to link it to law breaking is because the conversation itself is not particularly damning. >> andy, one of our producers on capitol hill bringing up key questions that lawmakers have heading into the hearing this morning, how far the dni director can actually go in an open session. he could be pretty limited what exactly he could say publicly here. what was the role of the dni in the whistleblower complaint? did the dni play any role to access the credibility or to assess the credibility of the whistleblower. those are all key questions heading into this, andy. >> i think if i were trying, sandra, to make this as dark and sinister as i could, what i would do is ask the dni questions that i know he can't answer in a public setting because that will make it look like there is more of a coverup
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going on. i think the republicans will simply, if i were coaching them i would say, keep bringing it back to the conversation. because again, if the conversation between the two leaders were actually explosive, we wouldn't be hearing all this stuff about process. . . >> sandra: moments ago the whistle-blower complaint was
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made public. >> we'll pause for a moment and welcome in our viewers across the country and fox stations to join our coverage. as we pause we wait for the head of the dni to come into that room. it is 9:00 in new york city. fox news coverage as we await the start of the house intelligence committee with high stakes on the line. high stakes regarding a whistle-blower complaint over president trump's call with ukraine. the director of national intelligence joseph maguire face being lawmakers moments from now. >> sandra: good morning to everybody. we'll take you throughout the morning as the dni director has arrived on capitol hill. members of the committee. nunes entered the room. things should be underway in moments. >> bill: want to bring in bret baier, dana perino and former white house press


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