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earlier, the d.c. crews worked hard, as well, in washington. it's been a busy week of news, but we've got you covered on all sides. "the story" guest hosted by ed henry starts right now. >> ed: your right come a long week indeed. breaking tonight, house chairman adam schiff he is preparing for impeachment hearings as soon as next week, as he and other democratic chairman just issued a subpoena for secretary of state mike pompeo to start turning over documents, also telling them they have scheduled depositions for five different state department officials. in short, the impeachment inquiry is on. good evening everybody, i met henry in for martha maccallum for this "the story." reports that president trump huddled with his lawyers today to prepare a defense. the week started, democrats like nancy pelosi continuing their month-long strategy of holding the line on impeachment. in the middle of the week, amid the ukraine regulations, and increasing political pressure from the left, pelosi is now
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going all in to try to sell it to some of her friends on the left. >> the actions of the trump presidency revealed dishonorable facts and the betrayal of our national security, the betrayal of the integrity of our elections. the president of the united states used taxpayer dollars to shake down the leader of another country for his own political gain. >> ed: and guess what? even hillary clinton is getting in on the action. the party that was recently all about wait and see is suddenly all about full steam ahead. even though they don't have all the facts. >> this occupant of the oval office poses a clear and present danger to our future. >> ed: some democrats in congress have been trying to impeach the president for over two years, way before ukraine was even on the political map. others like california congressman john garamendi held
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out. hold out on impeachment until the hearing was done. today, garamendi claimed the president's own words and the transcript with his ukrainian counterpart amount to a quid pro quo. congressman matt gaetz is standing by, has a lot to say what about that one. but first, congressman garamendi joined me. the president, as you know, in the call, said i would like to u to investigate corruption paired what's wrong with that? >> the rest of that sentence, he used the word "though," and we go from there. >> ed: how does that prove quid pro quo? >a quid pro quo would be you investigate corruption and then i will do something else. in fact, aid to ukraine was never even raised. >> in fact, it was. in fact, the issue of aid to
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ukraine has been known for a long time, between the two participants in that discussion. and it was understood that, at that moment, the "though" part was that the president wanted to have an investigation. that's not why we are going to ukraine, this trip was planned four months ago, and it includes most of eastern europe for the purposes of making sure that we have the resources in place to push back against russia's incursion and -- >> ed: i understand you've been planning this trip for a long time, but you've admitted that now this controversy is out there, the impeachment inquiry is open, that you're going to be talking to ukrainian officials about what happened. >> no, that's not the case at all. if that was interpreted from what i said, that's an incorrect interpretation. we are going to discuss with the ukrainian military and ukrainian
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political leaders the support that the united states must to give to -- and needs to give to ukraine so they can successfully push russia out of their country. that's the intent of the trip. i don't intend to be an investigator. i don't know that we will be meeting with zelensky or not. >> ed: the president. >> that is correct. we have scheduled meetings with foreign ministers, ministers of defense, other top military -- >> ed: i want to get to something else. you are hanging this on the idea that there should be impeachment here on secondhand information from a whistle-blower. if the whistle-blower does not have first-hand information, correct? >> that leads us to the investigations that are surely going to take place. the whistle-blower clearly identifies the people -- not the names, but the kind of people that he talked to. and apparently, and this is an assumption based upon the
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written testimony from inspector general, that the inspector general corroborated the information brought forth. the inspector general surely must have talked to one or more of those people. >> ed: a moment ago, you said you were hanging problems, this being a quid pro quo, on the fact the president used the word "though" in the phone call. a few seconds ago, you said the assumption is. shouldn't you have had these facts, and not had assumptions, before you actually move ahead with an impeachment inquiry? >> i can assure you, and i can assure the american people, that those facts will be forthcoming. it's a very simple process now to bring into the hearing, under oath, the people with whom the whistle-blower communicated -- >> ed: okay, but shouldn't you -- pardon me, you see the facts are forthcoming. but how can you not get the facts before an impeachment? you are saying they are forthcoming. shouldn't you upon the facts in
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this case before you move full steam ahead? >> let's just back all the way up to the mueller report. which clearly, in the report, although mueller did a very bad job explaining that he had found, he had found that there was, in that case, an effort by the president to obstruct justice. so that is fact one. we have also held hearings on the emoluments issue. >> ed: hang on, but you say he saw cases that could have been obstruction, but can't let that stand. bob mueller did not make a decision on obstruction, and they are not been those charges against the president. so now you are going back in time and saying with mueller somehow there should be impeachment when he ever proved obstruction. >> let's be clear about this. >> ed: i'm trying to be. >> in the days ahead, these hearings will continue on, and additional facts will be forthcoming. we have very substantial facts
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before us today. we have the president -- a readout, not all of the transcript, but a readout of what the president said. and that is damning. as the speaker said, the president has his oath of office, clearly, there was more to this than just a nice howdy do call. >> ed: last question, in terms of you being one of the people looking at the president's conduct. take a listen to what you said to cnn back in august. >> if this man was out on the te street without the secret service with him, some policemen would arrest him and put them on a 72 hour hold. that's a subject matter for a 72 hour psychological hold, and one of the mental institutions. >> ed: my last question to you is, you keep saying this is a serious issue -- >> slow down a minute. that was the moment in which the president looked at the sky and said "on the chosen one."
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the context, if someone was in front of the white house claiming they are the chosen one, yeah, the police would pick them up and put them in a 72 hour hold, and that is precisely why -- >> ed: here's my question: how can you, who just a couple months ago was that if you are not the president, saying things like this, he would be in a mental institution -- how can the american people believe you're going to do a fair look at whether or not he should be impeached? >> watch. watch what happens over the days ahead. we know now that the president engaged in a conversation with the president of ukraine in a shakedown, clearly a shakedown, there is no doubt about that -- >> ed: how is it clearly a shakedown? how is it clearly a shakedown when you said it was hanging on the word about it, or all this -- you said there was assumption. >> i would suggest something to you, sir, and that is that you read what the president said --
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good, then read all the report by the inspector general. you draw your own conclusion, apparently you said it is just fine for the president to go ahead and shakedown the president of another country -- >> ed: let me tell you, then i will let you finish -- >> you must think it's fine -- >> ed: when you are saying i think it's fine for a shakedown. here's my real final question: how can you come up that all of the facts in this, say it is an "shakedown," and you have had some of your colleagues -- when you don't have the facts, number one. number two, i will admit i don't have the facts, so i don't know whether or not the president dd something wrong pit how can you state is a shakedown without the facts? >> we have facts. we have facts. we know the president, just before his phone call, withheld in nearly a half a billion dollars of critical military aid to ukraine. the phone call goes on, we have the president's words in the phone call, we have the inspector general's and the whistle-blower's.
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we have all of that. i am satisfied there is enough here for us to proceed with an impeachment investigation. and add the facts as they present themselves today, yes, i am prepared, based upon the facts that i know -- not only this, but the mueller report, the emoluments issues, those things -- put those things together, and i'm prepared to vote for an impeachment. now we will have -- just a moment -- we will have an indictment. we will have the articles of impeachment. and they will lay out, i am certain, additional facts, including the corroboration of the witnesses that inspector general and the whistle-blower have brought forth. >> ed: we will see if it is a fair look at whether or not you get that corroboration. congressman, thank you. >> you and i will have a chance to do just that. >> ed: thank you, congressman. looking forward to round two of that. congressman matt gaetz, sits on the host judiciary committee, close ally of the president paired good evening, congressman. >> good evening. i've seen the pin the tail on the donkey child's game, but that was like pin the tail on
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the impeachment theory from john garamendi. we went from collusion to obstruction of justice emoluments to the ukraine, for goodness sake. i think democrats will have to have a little more cohesive of a message to convince the country. >> ed: you think it is going to backfire on them? there is this conventional wisdom among republicans that this could be ugly headlines for a while, but in the long run, this is going to blow up politically because the democrats -- the republicans believe, anyway -- went ahead without having all the facts. what say you? >> remember, nancy pelosi didn't do too well at the ballot box after she said we should vote for obamacare, and then afterwards, read it and find out what is in it. this is the impeachment version of the same theory. let's impeach the president, and hopefully along the way gather the evidence. there is something very different here that we saw than the russian investigation for the russian investigation, democrats went slowly because they believed to come over time, the evidence would get better for them. with the mueller report, with mcgahn or barr, but here, they don't want to get the facts. in fact, they are so far away from the facts, adam schiff
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literally house to make up a fake transcript to try to read it into the record. i think that is indicative of democrats with a strategy of impeachment by rocket docket. they are going to be carving through our country with impeachment before they carve into their thanksgiving turkey. >> ed: you think it will happen that fast. my question, to turn it around on you and republicans. another difference from the republican -- the russian investigation, with bob mueller, is that we, before, did not have a transcript of a phone call with the president of the united states says "i need a favor" to another world leader. are you troubled, as somebody who sits on the house judiciary committee, by the president saying to another world leader, "i need a favor," and involves another country, apparently, interfering with our elections? >> if we are going to impeach every president and ask for a favor from a foreign leader, we will have to have a standing committee on impeachment and impeach every one of them. >> ed: congressman, we just went through two and a half years, you've been on many times saying there was no collusion, no collusion, and that the president gets on the phone with
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ukraine -- >> there wasn't. >> ed: maybe not last time, and now in black-and-white, he s working with ukrainians against his political rivals. you're not troubled by that? >> joe biden is not voldemort, if you say his name come you don't have to go trembling asunder. there was a treaty where we laid out the protocols and the authorities for leaders, other entities of the government and the ukraine to talk about corruption. the context is important. before mention of joe biden or military aid, you've got the president saying to zelensky that angela merkel and mental mccrone aren't doing enough for the ukraine. >> ed: there is not context. there's a new report out today suggesting even more about what we heard yesterday, that people inside the white house -- allegedly -- which i'm to keep this transcript we have now seen under wraps in some way. if there was nothing bad there, why did it appear that some in the white house, someone close
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to the president, wanted to hide this? >> this is true that it was transferred from one server to another, one reason might be you actually had president trump and president zelensky throwing shade at two other world leaders we are actually going to need to engage with ukraine to drive out russia, even mr. garamendi says of the objective. element of the call, i've nothing to do with joe biden, you might not want -- frankly, it's probably done damage, and we had to go through this catharsis to satisfy the blood lust of radical democrats appeared to be on congressman matt gaetz predicting an impeachment vote before thanksgiving. we'll see if that comes true. >> thank you. >> ed: next, "the new york times" with an assessment of his roll in it. the times is not trying to make barr the villain, this time on ukraine. ibyron york joins us on that, ad his keys to the trump
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♪ >> ed: democrats now quickly turning their sights on the attorney general william barr in the week of the whistle-blower controversy. nancy pelosi accusing him of going rogue, saying he tried to help cover up the the complaint by not turning it over to congress. a "new york times" op-ed echoing those concerns, saying "under any ethical standards, barr should have recused himself, but ethical standards mean nothing to this demonstration peered barr's ethical nihilism means he is retaining the authority to stop investigations into crimes he may have participated in." to me now, byron york, a fox news contributor. good evening. we saw this before, this movie
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play out, where there were all of these accusations back when the mueller report was coming out, that bill barr was going to cover it up. is this a replay of that? >> of the push is to get bill barr to recuse himself from the situation. from a democratic perspective, that worked well in the russia fare when they got jeff sessions, then the attorney general, to recuse himself. the president was incredibly mad about that -- he is still mad about that, i think, and now the idea is to get bill barr out, and i think the justice department position is, look, just because this whistle-blower complaint mentions the attorney general, and because the president himself on this phone call mentions the attorney general, doesn't mean the attorney general actually did anything. the justice department issued a release saying, i've got it right here, the president has not spoken with the attorney general about having ukraine investigate the blind ands. the president has not asked the
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attorney general to contact ukraine on this or any matter, and the attorney general has not communicated with ukraine on this or any other subject. that is their position right now. >> ed: that was what i was trying to get at a come other things, with the congressman garamendi. there are parts of this were democrats are running without knowing all of the facts. here is a sound bite from someone who used to work with the national security council. there are accusations of a cover up because parts the call were t were put on another server. >> i handled transcripts a, we t them into a top-secret chemical reward system. i don't see any difference from what this alleged whistle-blower is complaining. >> ed: i know you're not going to get to all eight, but as you hear that and people put facts on the table, what should we be looking for in the days ahead? >> that is really the first one. the whistle-blower account and
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all the democrats claim that the white house took this record of a phone call and they took it from a relatively open computer storage system, and they put it into a supersecret storage system, and back, they say, indicates a consciousness of guilt. there is a back story. back in 2017, there were two leaks of presidential conversations. one with the prime minister of australia. the other with the president of mexico. these were appalling leaks to national security experts. after that, the white house bravely restricted the distribution of records of these calls, and they put them in a much more secure place. >> ed: so there may be a lot more facts. it's the last thing? >> did they handle the transcript anyway that was super unusual, or our other presidential communications also in that system? >> ed: we will find out in the days ahead. check out the rest of his keys to impeachment paired byron york, thank you.
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vice president used the controversy to make a campaign point. listen. >> again, it is not about me. we will overcome this. it is fine. my family handled this. but i'm worried about all of the families in all of the lives that are at stake in this election because of his failure as a president, in terms of the substance of what needs to be done. >> biden also accused the president of playing dirty politics win reelection. >> it's pretty clear that he will stop at nothing to hold onto power. and after 70 straight polls have shown me beating him -- [applause] it's not surprising that i have become the object of his attention. >> these developments, as
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senator elizabeth warren gains momentum here in one recent national poll has her pulling ahead by biden. another has a closing in in nevada, trailing by just four points. this is joe biden's third trip to the silver state in as many months. nevada is third in line to vote, behind iowa and new hampshire. its caucus is just five months away. joe biden attending a fund-raiser in nevada, tomorrow an additional fund-raiser in utah and colorado. at this point, it remains to be seen when or if he will address questions regarding his role and that of his son as they relate to ukraine. back to you. >> ed: thanks for being live with us tonight. joining me now, guy benson, host on fox radio and a fox news contributor. ed rendell, former pennsylvania governor, former chairman of the dnc. good evening, gentlemen. >> good evening. >> ed: i want to start with you to give you a fair shot. on one hand, former vice president making that point he has made before, basically he
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believes he can beat the president like a drum, that is why the president might be nervous. on the other hand, does he need to have some accounting of his son's business deal at some point? >> no, i think what he said on this is pretty clear. virtually every news media outlet in america investigated back when he was vice president, and hunter biden has his business in the ukraine. investigated, if there is any conductioconnection or wrongdoi. not one of them found anything wrong, and i think you should stick with that. >> ed: i'm not sure that every media organization investigated this. i will let ed make his point. but do you believe this is the last we have heard of hunter biden's business dealings? >> no, of course not. there is also a china issue, as well. just on the ukraine question, look, i think we can look at the events of the last week and separate out, did the president do something wrong? that is one question, and a
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serious one. there are also legitimate questions to be asked of the former vice president. when just being why is it that his son, when he is the point man of the obama administration ukraine policy, it is his son get hired by the ukrainian gas company for $50,000 a month with no expertise? that's odd. when he is asked, joe biden, did you ever talk to your son about these dealings, he said never, and in print in the new yorker from hunter biden's mouth himself, yes, we did talk about it. those are both problems for you joe biden been hiding out about it, i don't think is transparent, and is not going to last. >> ed: i just asked a republican congressman, if there was nothing to hide in the ukrainian call, why did white house aides want to hide the transcript? i will turn the question on you. if there's no question with hunter biden's business dealings, why did he tell "the new yorker" he talked to his dad about it, and then the vice president said they never spoke about it. how does he not have his story
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straight? >> i don't know, people don't always remember, but look, virtually every major news outlet, i again, repeat, has investigated and looked into those charges. it was answered, there was nothing there. look, the issue here is donald trump admitted to a crime. you don't have to look any further. either have to find a quid pro quo. it's against a lot to ask a foreign country to intervene and help in a national election. >> ed: it's not clear he committed a crime. the president has denied there was a crime. >> i think it is crystal clear he violated the law that said you don't ask a federal -- foreign government to intervene. >> ed: conventional wisdom can be wrong. conventional wisdom said donald trump donald trump wouldn't win in 2016, for example. but conventional wisdom that biden will get knocked out and elizabeth warren is going to be the nominee because of all of this. what say you? >> first, on the previous point,
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i would say is an open question whether or not the president committed a crime. i think what he did is serious and have ethical problems with it. i think it is a wrong thing he did. the justice department did look at it and did not say there was a crime. that's not a settled issue. as for elizabeth warren -- attorney general barr, it was a serious person. >> used to be a serious person. >> fair enough, if that is your opinion. i disagree. elizabeth warren has had a good week. not a good week for trump or biden. she is sitting back and letting it play out. >> ed: people in the president's camp think if she is the nominee come it will be good for the president. we will see how it plays out. we appreciate you coming in. next, 2020 democrat beto o'rourke, remember him? he tells pro-gun protesters who showed up to his rally with assault rifles, we are going to buy them back. we respond to that, next appeared to next. >> nobody should show up with one of these weapons and seek to
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kent state, where four students were shot dead in 1970. we need to buy back every single one of them." here now is johnny joey jones, a retired marine corps officer. with beto o'rourke still pushing it, what you think about it? >> there are two issues that beto is addressing. i agree that no one should show up with a gun as a means of intimidating. if you have a gun, if you point a gun at someone, you better pull the trigger, that's the rule, right? if you're going to have a gun like that, you better use it in a situation that dictates it. if you are not in a situation where you need to use your gun, it's up to your discretion whether you're going to brandish it or carry it openly. the one thing beto failed to mention and that is a defining character stick, they are not 10 million, there are 20 million semiautomatic guns that can function essentially leave the same way with the same the same ammunition.
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with 20 million of these guns out there come a few dozen in as many years have been used to invoke terror, but it's people like beto that don't understand, that fear them, that put fear in other people that are ignorant of these guns and what they are. beto lives in texas. i guarantee he has never been a few feet away from a semiautomatic weapon, never been hurt, that they point it's our job as advocates to root out the motivation. beto has attached himself to this, in my opinion, taking advantage of a tragedy in his district to invoke fear and hope it spurs boats appeared to me, that's disgusting. >> ed: he believes there needs to be gun control, he's made that clear. a retired police officer testified on capitol hill and maybe turn to the debate by talking about the second amendment. watch. >> my firearm is the great equalizer and levels the playing
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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. >> ed: she is saying she needs that is self-defense. this debate started with a lot of opponents of the second amendment saying they're going to be dramatic changes coming. it doesn't seem like they are coming. >> no, i don't think so. i don't think the american people support this. i think those that do -- politicians like to confuse you with anecdotal terms like 90% of americans support universal background checks. how many of those americans don't understand background checks we already have or what universal background checks would be? and that's the problem in all of this, this is a political talking point used, unfortunately, on both sides, to invoke fear in voters and get them to the polls because they fear for their lives are they fear for their rights. that's unfortunate.
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it's a responsible, and politicians like beto make their living doing it. any conversation you want to have about gun laws, unwilling to have. if you will take the time to educate yourself and know what we're talking about. at the end of the day, we accept alcohol in this country because of its recreational purpose. there is no utility to alcohol outside of having a good time, yet thousands of people die from it every year. not to say the two things are equal, but to stay in a country that is free, freedom comes with risk. and we root out those that would use it badly. >> ed: absolutely. we appreciate you coming in tonight. >> thanks, ed. >> ed: today marks one year since this. >> dr. floyd, with what degree of certainty do you believe brett kavanaugh assaulted you? >> 100%. >> ed: now some democrats are commemorating that day by renewing calls for justice kavanaugh's impeachment. our ladies' night panel is here on matt, next. ♪
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♪ >> ed: it's been exactly one year since christine blasey ford took her sexual misconduct allegations against an supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh to the american people in an emotionally charged hearing. now, senator kamala harris is
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marking the occasion with renewed calls for spree 24'swe e truth about kavanaugh, and the best path is through formal impeachment process. still have a chance to get it right. "looking back at how it unfolded, trace gallagher is here with the back story. good evening, trace. >> good evening, ed. the confirmation here began on september 4th last year, brett kavanaugh delivered his opening remarks, and democrats called for a delay to go over thousands of documents released at the night before. it wasn't until eight days later that reports started surfacing that senator dianne feinstein, the ranking democrat on the judiciary committee, had gotten a letter detailing an accusation against brett kavanaugh. the media speculation frenzy was on, and then september 16th, "the washington post" made christine blasey ford's accusation public, which was that during a high school party, kavanaugh and a friend trapped her in a room, and brett kavanaugh sexually assaulted her.
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in the days that followed, there were accusations from other women, but they lacked evidence and corroboration. brett kavanaugh gave an exclusive interview to martha maccallum. watch. >> what i know is the truth, and the truth is, i've never sexually assaulted anyone. in high school or otherwise. >> that interview was three days before both kavanaugh and christine blasey ford appeared before the senate judiciary committee. democrats ask their own questions. most republicans past their 5 minutes to a sex crimes prosecutor. through it all, blasey ford said she was 100% certain kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. >> i believed he was going to rape me. i tried to yell for help. when i did, brett put his hand over my mouth to stop me from yelling. >> blasey ford's testimony also
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included several lapses of memory, inconsistencies, and straight up contradictions. and when brett kavanaugh addressed the committee, his anger was evident. look. >> this whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit. my family and my name have been totally and permanently destroyed. >> and the nominee wasn't the only one frustrated. democrats pushed for a wider investigation, and failed to get it. at one point, g.o.p. senator lindsey graham turned to kavanaugh and said, if you're looking for a fair process, you came to the wrong town. at the wrong time. ed? >> ed: trace, appreciate it. your for ladies' night, cathy areu, tammy bruce, welcome all. everyone has been excited to talk, but tammy, you are chomping at the bit during the lead up. >> it's the reminder of how absurd everything was last year, the ridiculousness of it, what we also went through a couple weeks ago with the book that
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came out, that accused him of another assault against a woman who had no memory of it ever occurring. this is a man who is probably now one of the most investigated men in the country. and kamala harris comes out, look, she's going down in the polls, she's looking for something new, and once again, launches in here in an attempt to destroy batman and his family. maybe she needs to have a talk with ruth bader ginsburg, justice ginsburg, who went on the record when she did not have to, saying both justice gorsuch and justice kavanaugh were very decent man. she called that hearing that kamala harris was the ringmaster of dysfunctional. she said she hoped patriots on both sides of the aisle would make sure it never happened again. and she called it a highly partisan show. this is ruth bader ginsburg. to launch back into the absurdity of what we expensed last year reminds americans what we are up against. >> ed: kathy, you are coming it from the left.
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>> that's exactly what kamala harris wants to do, she knows the reminder of this moment is so important. getting that feeling that people had last year -- >> ed: but to speak to what tammy was saying, i didn't mean to categorize you, but your perspective, she laid out how even ruth bader ginsburg said. how can the left continue? >> i was on the show, so many people -- ford was at so many hearings, it's so energized, and i think that is what has happening for 2020, whoever is most energized wins. >> ed: is a question, susan, who is energized, or where the actual facts -- i was struck by the op-ed, in utah, a woman who says she was a victim of sexual assault, wrote this op-ed saying that the kavanaugh wound heal. why won't some people move on? >> it was such a divisive time a year ago. how many more times do we need
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to relitigate with no new evidence, by the way -- of the woman at the center of "the new york times" article, she didn't have an interview, didn't remember the incident and let's let things lie and move on. these political capital for other things. this is the perfect opportunity to change the topic, a new tweeter comes out from the tweeter-in-chief. >> they did this before, not only didn't win the senate, the g.o.p. gained more seats in the senate, because the american people -- >> ed: you're saying the democrats -- >> did not come of course. >> they won the house. >> they did not like what they saw happened in the senate. they didn't like it at all. they want a redo of repulsing the american people, they are apparently on their way to doing that. >> ed: let's talk about another quick point on the #metoo movement. al franken have a democratic senator resigned over those allegations, and he is now sort of trying to stage a comeback. here he is on conan's show
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talking about how he didn't get a fair shot. watch. >> to get a u.s. senator to publicly admit he or she made a mistake, that's hard, and you know, that's unusual. so they just basically all said that i deserved due process. i believe -- >> ed: he has a democrat did not get due process, there was a rush to judgment. >> he did the right thing, and he said he felt bad, he apologized. she accepted the apology. isn't it nice if someone in the white house would apologize for some of his actions? >> ed: tammy? >> this was the beginning of council council, if you will. we began, conservatives began talking about the importance of due process in the kavanaugh situation, we reminded people to take women seriously, but not
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the just automatically believe. that due process, innocent until proven guilty, matters. democrats were saying kavanaugh was guilty until proven innocent, and i think liberals like mr. franken must realize that their facilitation of this kind of attitude made that problem worse. >> ed: susan? >> when the majority of your peers and say we censure you, remove you, or you have to go, you can't keep relitigating everything. >> ed: last time i hosted a ladies' night panel, i was criticized for not bringing fo food. these are pumpkin cheesecake muffins. >> a wow. >> ed: i want to be a good host. i figured you could start your weekend -- i figured everyone like them. i might have sent somebody to starbucks. >> they smell very good. >> i agree. >> ed: i hope you have a great weekend. >> i will have some to go. >> ed: i appreciate all of your insights, as always.
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hen hen a fox news alert. a short time ago nancy pelosi was speaking at the new jersey state committee's annual conference. here is what she had to say about opening the impeachment inquiry. >> this is not a cause for any joy that we have to go down this path. it's a difficult decision to make. but we have that obligation. because. [applause] the actions that were taken that undermine the constitution and the oath we take to protect and defend. >> ed: speaker continuing her comments on all of this. that is the story for friday september 27th, 2019. "the story" always goes on i will see you bright and early in the morning "fox & friends" 6 a.m. eastern time. have a great night. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ >> tucker: good evening and welcome to "tucker carlson tonight." happy friday. it's been one of those weeks that really nobody could have predicted. on monday we checked the records. we opened this show, the segment about climate change his tear i can't. at the time it seemed like the most pressing issue in the country, if you can believe it. and then just 24 hours after that we were assessing the impeachment of the president of the united states. that's the kind of week it's been and that's where we remain tonight. as of right now, it looks like impeachment is likely to happen. fascinating thing is that nobody can seem to explain exactly why it's going to happen. can you explain? quick in a paragraph or less, describe the s

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