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whatever he wants to because he's always on fire. >> harris: wow. >> i believe in free speech, even if i disagree. >> harris: my friend has spoken. have a great weekend. thank you for stopping by. i'm harris. here is dana. >> dana: justice department's review of the russia probe is a criminal investigation and president trump says get ready to learn some really bad things. hello, everyone. i'm dana perino and this is "the daily briefing." president trump in south carolina set to speak moments for now. we will keep you posted. even before leaving d.c., the president had plenty to say about the investigation into the investigators. >> investigate the investigators. whether it's peter strzok and lisa page, whether it's clapper and comey and all of these people. terrible things went on for our
country. i can't tell you what's happening. i will tell you this. i think you're going to see a lot of really bad things. >> dana: we have team fox coverage. charlie hurt on the politics of it and former u.s. attorney on the legal side but first let's go to kristin fisher live in columbia, south carolina, where the president will be speaking momentarily. >> he will. president trump landed in south carolina about 20 minutes ago and if you just heard, he had a lot to say about the big picture of what this means now that this investigation into the origins of the russia probe has shifted to a criminal investigation. when it comes to the specifics, president trump is leaving back to his attorney general. >> i leave it all up to the attorney general. and i leave it all up to the people that are working with the attorney general. who i don't know. >> this shift to a criminal investigation is significant because it allows the u.s. attorney, john durham, to issue
subpoenas in panel a grand jury and possibly see criminal charges. already, democratic congers men jerry nadler and adam schiff are sounding the alarm putting out a statement that reads in part "these reports if true raise profound new concerns that the department of justice under attorney general bill barr has lost its independence and become a vehicle for president trump's political revenge." so while that battle rages in washington, here in south carolina, the focus is on criminal justice reform. president trump is going to be speaking at the second step presidential justice for them which is a play off one of his signature legislative accomplishments, the first step act. he's going to be speaking here just a few moments and dana, later this weekend, he's going to be joined by about ten of his democratic rivals here. >> dana: kristin fisher, thank you so much. more on the justice department. let's bring in former u.s. attorney brett tolman. just how significant do you think this development is that now this is a criminal probe.
>> it's substantial. every sitting u.s. attorney has the authority regardless of whether the ag wants or authorizes it, has the authority to impanel a grand jury. if the grand jury itself, dana, that gives the authority to subpoena documents, to request witnesses, and put them under oath to get testimony. >> dana: it doesn't necessarily, or may be does, doesn't mean they think somebody has committed a crime? >> what it means is they have reasonable suspicion that a crime has occurred. they also have probable cause that certain activities may have occurred. if they do in fact issue a subpoena for documents or if they request a witness to testify. remember, as the u.s. attorney, i impanel grand jury's and there were instances where we requested documents, put witnesses in front of the grand jury and in the end, didn't have enough to bring criminal charges. it can go either way. >> dana: some reporting, and he saw the report from
kristin fisher that a couple democrats have already come out and said that they don't trust attorney general bill barr. they now apparently don't entire justice department or durham, who has a pretty impeccable reputation. questioning whether the president is trying to use the justice department for his own political means. they are questioning the process even though this is just step. >> yeah, politicians are going to politic. what i know is ag barr and u.s. attorney john durham, i know them. i know their work ethic i know they're going to follow the facts where they go. it's ironic to be yelling and screaming that this is political at this point when the department of justice has every reason and a basis to look into it. we know what happened with the steele dossier. we know what comey misrepresented. there's a basis. it's not created out of whole cloth. >> dana: senator mark warner tweeted this, he basically said
senate and how it is wrapping up a three-year bipartisan investigation and we found nothing remotely justifying this. mr. barr's investigation has already jeopardize key international intelligence partnerships. he needs to come before congress and explain himself. is he obligated to do that? if the senate calls him to talk about it, does he have to do it? >> they have oversight ability. they can call them in. he doesn't have to talk about an existing investigation. the senate is may be the least efficient and effective way to get to the bottom of a matter. the department of justice exists for a reason. subpoena power and a grand jury, they are important and they provide authority. >> dana: let me ask you one last question. durham is not someone who should necessarily be rushed into doing anything, but we are coming up pretty quickly where only about a year away from the 2020 elect. still looking back on what may or may not have happened in the
2015-2016 cycle. do you think durham is under some pressure to get it done as quickly as possible and before 2020? >> the only pressure that he has is the same pressure i felt and that's you're using citizens resources. you want to get something done as quickly as possible. i can promise you nobody is saying present something to the grand jury before you are ready. >> dana: brett tolman, always a pleasure to get your expertise. let's bring in charlie hurt, opening editor for "the washington times" and fox news contributor. great to have you. one of the things that i remember from washington, d.c., is that you can expect people to a group your decisions all the time but if you can explain the decision-making process and if that process has integrity, people might be willing to say i disagree but i can respect the process. it seems like that's already not happening here. >> i would argue that that's been the problem from the
beginning. in terms of trying to do all the stuff and secrecy. even before now, even before we got to the ukraine situation, the idea that we've been through three years of investigations and inquiries into the suppose it russia collusion, at some point people start to lose credibility. i've gone to the point where i now, i doubt everything i hear. i generally doubt -- >> dana: you always did. you are always a skeptic. >> i really doubt things. when adam schiff says i've got evidence but i can't tell you what it is. i've got evidence this happened or that happen, i rolled my eyes and assume -- >> dana: especially when the mueller report came out after adam schiff said what he said. there's reports that john bolton, president's former national security advisor, has been in contact by house democrats who think he needs to come and testify. he apparently is talking to counsel to figure out about
doing that. it's interesting because democrats have so long disdained him. now they want to talk to him. maybe they should. maybe there is good reason to. should they be careful what they wish for? >> i think they should be but i think there's plenty of interesting questions they are to bring him in and talk to him. obviously human his view of the phone call between president trump and the ukrainian president is different from certainly my view are other people's view. obviously they would say he would be an interesting person to talk to but it goes back to this thing where all the secrecy and doing it in a way that's -- seems fundamentally unfair, it's not a good way to proceed for democrats. your question a minute to go is so important. if we wind up talking about this in january or february, what does that mean? let alone next summer. democrats are going to be running a presidential campaign
basically while holding these impeachment hearings. it's basically what it is, it same to voters we want to take away your right to cast a ballot in this election in just a matter of months. i can tell you. nobody is going to win. no politician can win that political fight in the middle of a political campaign. >> dana: at the end of this week -- tgif. friday. when lose or draw, who do you think the best in terms of the messaging were this week. >> i don't know. i think republicans did a pretty decent job exposing the fact that there's a lot of unfairne unfairness. >> dana: they seemed to get back on their front foot. is that a boxing term? >> probably. what ball is that? i'm not sure. i tell you, the most amazing thing to hear was the statement from jerrold nadler and adam schiff, talking about his
concern that the justice department is being politicized to punish political opponents. maybe there was justification for it and maybe there wasn't but for a fact we know that that's what the obama administration justice department did against a political opponent at the height of an election. we can talk about hillary clinton and paul manafort. talk about all of it. the only thing -- the thing that the greatest threat to american justice is the fact that we had the previous administrations justice department spying on political opponents at the height of a presidential campaign. that should terrify every american citizen, and that's why we should get to the bottom of it. >> dana: want to get to the bottom of it. they were denied that they will have their chance possibly if these investigations ever wrap up. charlie hurt, thank you. and some democrats are closing the book on a potential 2020 bid for hillary clinton.
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>> dana: according to her former advisor, filly brains, hillary clinton has not closed the door on the 2020 run but it seems senate democrats hope she does. politico spoke to ten democratic senators wary of a clinton run. minority whip dick durbin said "i believe it's time for another nominee." new mexico senator martin heinrich said "a clinton 2021 would be a mistake." hawaii senator mazie hirono saying "we have a lot of really
fantastic candidates out there already and alabama senator doug jones adding "the field is somewhat set. i think we need to move forward." joining me now is chris direct, fox news politics editor and mike almost on the "i tell you what" podcast. david catanese. were these senators being as polite as they could be. >> i like joe manchin who said absolutely not. so you know they are really pumped for a third clinton run. look, the reality is hillary clinton, in the demon demon-ology she has built, a lot are democrats. i frankly don't know if the reason she continues to act out this way and to rule this way and harm her party's chances in this way by continuing to sort of sloshing around in the bucket, i don't know how much of it is actually out of a
conscious or unconscious desire to inflict this kind of anguish on his fellow democrats. >> dana: david, listen to filly brains talking about justice yesterday in the interview. >> while it would be an annoyance, i don't think someone's position would be compromised. there's a real difference between jumping in late, because you're really not offending the applecart. if you do up in the applecart, that's the will of the voters. >> dana: i talked to senior democratic advisor who said she's talking to a lot of people. ultimately he thinks she won't do it but it's definitely not off the table. >> the facts are hillary clinton has lost two presidential elections already. democrats polls show they are happy with the field. there is still 17 of them but what boxes not checked? if you want liberals who will change the economy you have two choices. if you want a barrier-breaking candidate that's going to smash a new historical record, you
have a gay candidate from the midwest, african-american candidate from california. you want a billionaire, u of tom steyer. if you want to spiritual advisor -- the boxes are checked. democrats are happy in the polls are showing most the donald trump. there is no void that can be filled here, especially by hillary clinton. >> dana: congresswoman omar said it would be tragic if biden or buttigieg became the 2020 nominee. she just endorsed bernie sanders. tragic? >> this is why you have to keep an eye on pete buttigieg as one to watch if joe biden does falter, if he really gets, if it doesn't work for him, you have to look at buttigieg. the more this extreme wing of the democratic party hates buttigieg and identifies him as a moderate, that's good news because that's the brand that he's looking for and that's what he wants.
the endorsements -- no candidate in the field other than bernie sanders would want or could accept the endorsements. these are toxic assets, endorsements from people like alexandria ocasio-cortez, omar. you don't want them and you can't have them. her hating on him is probably good for him. >> dana: tulsi gabbard says she will not run for reelection for her house seat and said she's going to focus on the presidential election. what do you make of it? >> i make that she sees herself as a more national figure. she is sort of leading hawaii behind. she was facing a competitive primary challenge there because she was focused on the presidential race. i think she's unlikely to be the nominee, unlikely to be on the ticket but i think she's going to be at democratic agitator from here on fourth. that something many democrats are concerned about if you've got someone inside the tent poking at whoever the nominee is. if it's not bernie sanders, one of her natural allies, democrats are worried about her becoming a
potential problem in a general election as a critic. >> dana: did it signal to you that she might consider running as a third-party? >> she might but i think dave makes a good point. democratic socialists and the hard-core antiwar folks, it's a small number of folks but they are mighty in their passions. they found her as a hatchling, new creation they had not met before four years ago and here she is. her life and times and career are defined by the politics of hawaii and she's -- she was on her way to a primary defeat in hawaii. she was neglecting her works. she was doing the wrong stuff. why not go on television and publicly fight with hillary clinton and vie with andrew yang. >> dana: hillary was happy to fight with her. you too, have a fun time watching baseball. custody battle capturing the attention of politicians in the
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good behavior but prison policy. that's inmates had to be released saturdays or sundays leaving for the weekend. huffman played a $30,000 fine and is still committed to 250 hours of community service. an update to a controversial story we told you about yesterday. a texas judge ruling a divorced dad will maintain joint custody of his 7-year-old son with his ex-wife, allowing him to have a say in his child's gender transition process. jeff paul is live in dallas with the latest. >> the ruling coming days after a jury had previously recommended 11-1 to give the mother in this case sole custody. then i will have to share custody of their twin children. the judge also pointing out that there was never in order for the child to undergo hormone therapy or surgery. despite the judge stating there was never any abuse involved in the matter, texas attorney general ken paxton sent a letter urging family protective services to look into
the situation and the agency is now reviewing the case. the former married couple have been in a custody battle over their twin 7-year-old children, arguing over the gender of one of their kids. the mother, pediatrician, says the child is a transgender girl. the father maintains the child as a boy. the case is getting a lot of attention from politicians all across the -- from an ted cruz in the state of texas. he sent out a tweet stating a 7-year-old child doesn't have the maturity to make profound decisions like this. the state of texas to protect the child's right to choose as informed, mature person and not be used as a pawn in a left-wing political agenda." the judges order the family to undergo family therapy due to the tension surrounding the ca case. issued a gag order preventing the parents from talking about it. >> dana: jeff paul in dallas, thank you. let's bring in texas lieutenant
governor dan patrick. good to have you. what is the state of texas' role in the case? >> we have to look out for the health care and the well-being of children. that's why we have child protective services. we always want to focus on parental rights but when we think that child could be in danger or be in harm's way or in a situation they shouldn't be in, that's when the state steps in. that's -- it's public policy, dana. this past session, we just passed a bill for example raising the smoking age from 18 to 21 in texas. there was dispute on it. people disagreed. we did it for the health care of teenagers because we knew by moving the age from 18 to 21, that it would save lives, say people who get cancer in their older life and save hundreds of millions and billions of health care. so we always pass policy to protect children and there is no rhyme or reason that a 7-year-old should go through
psychological training to become a girl or boy opposite how they were born. it's just not right. people know that. >> dana: the attorney general of texas, ken paxton wrote this to child protective services "regardless of the pending custody dispute between the parents, the department has a duty to conduct a thorough investigation. the children at the center of the dispute are in immediate and revocable danger." yet you have who, we have to presume they love their children, the mother, some people think she's being targeted unfairly. they are under a gag order. they can talk about it. i wonder about the government, writ large, not just the state of texas, the government getting involved in these personal family decisions. >> well, again, there are times when the government steps in and we do that after an investigation to look at their welfare and the health of that child and if they are in danger or not and yes, parents love their children and they do have rights.
in this case, the judge said the father also had rights because he disagreed with the mother. these are complicated policies and complicated issues pushed by the progressive left. this wasn't an issue the republicans brought to the forefront. this was the lgbtq community that decided to make it an issue. it's happening, let's look at the ramifications. not just of these children but now we have title ix being eviscerated by men who want to be women or boys who want to be girls. >> dana: do you think there should be a law passed -- >> women are losing scholarships. >> dana: would you support texas passing a lot of address this issue before it gets to a point where parents who are in a bitter custody battle, lots of private family matters, but something that the state could do to stop it from happening the first place? >> we already have that right. that's why governor abbott called for the investigation and general paxton is asking child protective services to investigate.
you could say we already have that right. as the laws need to be more focused? that's what we will look at inception. balancing parental rights and balancing the welfare of the child. again, we have fought in this country for women's rights since title ix in 1972. now you have men saying i want to be a woman. not only are they taking championships like a national bike race recently won by a trans woman. we had a high school wrestling champion who was a boy that wrestled as a girl. we have -- >> dana: i know, yeah. no doubt. widespread and complex. >> widespread and complex that we should not be telling a 7-year-old or 12-year-old and the parents shouldn't be, that you are a girl if you were born a boy or the opposite. by the way, when they become an adult, if they want to do it, i disagree with it, but if they want to do it, then that's the right as an adult. as children -- >> dana: i'm going to have to let you go. >> pushing children in this lifestyle is not the right thing and people know it. >> dana: we are focused on the child in this particular case.
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possible isis resurgence eight but also to push back the iranians and the russians. it's the russians were really on the ground at the moment. we are seeing the move in a big way. the big question now that the u.s. has pulled out, who's going to take care and guard the isis prisoners? it's going to be very difficult. today we visited a secure facility holding 5,000 of these foreign isis fighters have been captured. half of the guards we were told at that facility have had to leave to confront the turkish invasion. numerous escape attempts have been made as a result of it. some have been successful. among those we spoke to was a british fighter. he lost his leg. he's asking the u.k. to take him back. take a look. >> the whole experience was a mistake. it was a big mistake. [indistinct] >> these prisoners, all tell us
they were cooks, they were cleaners. many say they were forced to join isis. they didn't want to be in isis. they'll promise they will be great citizens when they are released eventually. the guard say there's evidence against them. they know what they've done. they know their crimes. they've been sentenced. they don't know what to do with them. president trump is urged countries to take back their fighters but they won't do it. many reject their citizens to totally. we have 14,000 isis prisoners. 5,000 are foreign. 70,000 family members, women and children of isis members and this is where people fear the resurgence he is going to come from. until the cease-fire can be worked out between all the parties here, no one knows who's going to guard the prisoners and frankly for the kurds, it's taken a back step. >> dana: benjamin hall, fascinating report, thank you for bringing it to us. take care. the anonymous writer who claims to be a senior trump
administration official and who wrote an op-ed claiming there is resistance to the president inside the white house now has a book out next month called a warning. plans to give at least one interview based on it. maranda devine is a columnist for "the new york post." good to have you. former trump national security aid last night on cnn. >> the whistle-blower, can we talk about it? >> i think it's irrelevant. i've heard the name. cnn has a name. white house has the name. who is this guy being protected from? >> dana: miranda, you are a columnist. what do you think about this, someone who works apparently -- either did or now works for president trump, going to be writing a book about it but keeping his name out of the papers. >> it's the same sort of anti-trump resistance that we've been seeing since day one. the only reason this is noteworthy is because "the new york times" tells us it's a senior official in the administration.
so we have to just take their word for it i guess. but i think if you work for a president, if you feel so strongly that their policies are against your principles, then you should quit. and then you can write your book and you can do it publicly, not anonymously. i think the anonymity that the resistance is relying on in everything, you see it with the so-called whistle-blower in the ukraine case. why so much anonymity? if they actually have a valid case, you think they could put their name to it. >> dana: it's like asking about the courage of their convictions. they don't have that but they think it's important that they have to -- what's the warning? president trump has been in office for three years. he's running for for reelection. a really good economy. he's got the support of 95% of the republican party. the countries that relative peace. what's the warning about? >> this anonymous author has admitted all that in the op-ed
he wrote last year for "the new york times." he claimed all these victories for trump. the economy, tax reform, deregulation. a robust military. the criticism here is more sins of style, things like he talks too much. trump pleads too much. he changes his mind and meetings. the warning is supposed to be for the american people to say you need to know who this man is before you vote for him again next year. but i think the american people -- >> dana: i don't -- >> there is no secret trump behind closed doors. you see is what you get. >> dana: indeed. california governor gavin newsom declaring a state of emergency has wildfires spread from one country in the north to southern california and it's forcing officials to order tens of thousands of people to evacuate and school cancellations. fox news chief correspondent jonathan hunt is live in
santa clarita, california, with moronic. jonathan, these fires are not stopping. >> they certainly are not, dana. we are currently in canyon country. that's about 40 miles north of downtown los angeles. 40,000 people under evacuation orders. 10,000 buildings, homes in particular, also threatened. this is one of those homes that did not make it. firefighters have been here throughout the morning just trying to douse the flames. the problem is not that you're getting a wall of flames coming from this house. embers are blown by the hot santa ana winds. they land on a roof like that one, and then burn through it. the danger is that embers could then go from there to other houses. that's why these firefighters are still here working so hard to protect properties. just to give you a sense of the capricious nature of these fir
fires, very next door to the house that's destroyed, not a mark on it whatsoever. then you go one house down again and you can see they had some serious damage to their roof. firefighters were up there when we got here this morning saving that property. it just shows you how dangerous it can be and how the situation in these fires can change within seconds. the forecast is not good either. temperatures are coming down a little over the weekend but we are under a red flag warning the right monday throughout california. >> dana: everybody take care, including yourself. one of the most popular new social media apps could be putting our national security at risk. you're going to want to hear you're going to want to hear this warning from washington next. into a base you can empty once a month. and unlike standard robots that bounce around, it cleans row by row. if it's not a shark, it's just a robot.
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>> dana: videos kids have been sending around, it could be on russia's radar. that's what lawmakers are warning. it has to do with an app called tick-tock, it's the latest social media craze and people send each other videos. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle worn the platform may be a national security risk. it's because tick-tock is owned by a company based in china. democrats and republicans worn for social network could become a prime target for other governments looking to collect data on americans. susan li joins me. >> censorship is a concern because on tick-tock, it's been shown that they don't post any content that relates to the hong kong protests or even tiananmen square. it's hugely popular. it's been downloaded a billion times. introduced just last year in 2018. the most downloaded app in the world in september. 500 million downloads this year alone and 110 million in the u.s.
the problem is it's owned by a chinese company, the most valuable start-up valued as much as general electric. the company's been around for less than a decade. the concern is about the opacity in the corporate structure in china. this bipartisan letter spearheaded by chuck schumer and tom cotton, it was sent to the national intelligence agencies and they said china's vague patchwork of intelligence, national security, cybersecurity laws compel chinese place to cooperate. the response was we have backup redundancy in singapore and data centers are located outside china and none of the data is subject to chinese law. however, the company is still operated by a chinese parent. the chinese communist party says we'd like some information. who knows if they will be compelled by chinese law to give it. >> dana: what's the remedy
lawmakers are asking for? >> they should be banned from the u.s. tick-tock is so influential. the number one song on the billboard charts has been propelled by this app that everyone's using right now. 100 million downloads. >> dana: isn't recommended from a national security standpoint or your own personal security that you should not download it? >> that's what they are looking at. >> dana: susan li, thank you. a hero comes for after risking her life to save the family. a couple with a baby stroller crossing the road when a suspected drunken driver runs a red light and nearly plows right into them. thankfully another car comes along at the exact right moment and takes the full impact, saving the family's life. that driver of that car is speaking out. christina coleman has the story from los angeles. this is remarkable. >> it sure is. the video of this crash went viral. it's been seen by thousands of people, many of whom are calling
27-year-old chanted a hero even though she doesn't consider herself one. >> saving a person's life, even though it wasn't my intention, the way i see it was it was meant to happen that way. >> she was driving her car, her 3-year-old son and mother were in the car. >> the jeep could have hit that family but it hit us. it's a blessing. the wrong time at the wrong place and then it's like the right time at the right place. >> this happened october 14 as the couple push their 1-year-old son in her stroller in a crosswalk. vivar shielded the family from getting hit. the dad says he feels relieved. >> crossed my mind that okay,
this might be it. >> police say 28-year-old driver left the crash and allegedly stabbed the car door of a witness who followed him. he was arrested and faces multiple charges. dui, aggravated assault, prohibited position for a gun police it was found in his jeep. >> dana: i find it hard to watch that video but thank goodness they were okay. thank you for that story. we all dream about the next beach vacation but how much time are we wasting dreaming about it? trick or treat. pc police in classrooms. we will have tyrus to break it down for us.
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equivalent of 24 working days every or daydreaming about a vacation. becky heinrich we assume is not daydreaming right now. she's here in the newsroom with the story. i dream about it. >> i do too. keep in mind a survey company did this study in conjunction with a travel agency, apple vacations. by hearing about the study, you are in fact spending more time taking about vacations. that being said, the findings show americans clock a whole lot of time daydreaming about vacation. survey says the average american spends nearly 200 hours a year with beaches on the brain. the equivalent of 24 working days. of the 2,000 people who answered questions for the study, 82% said they daydream about vacations, with a third of them having wishful thoughts often. the study also measured vacation-related stressors. people saying they worry about getting the best deals. more than 60% saying finding a flight is their biggest concern. other obstacles or finding time to travel and of course saving
money. about a third of vacationers said they always asked for trip suggestions from family and friends but nearly 80% said they rely exclusively on online reviews. the same polling company also did a study in conjunction with the cayman islands department of tourism this week, and the other study showed it takes four missed work deadlines, five grumpy mornings, and six nights of bad sleep in a row for the average american to realize they need a vacation. >> dana: even then they might not take it. thank you so much. we will bring in tyrus, fox news contributor and fox nation host. you don't take vacations, do you? >> i don't. i think a vacations' retirement. >> dana: really? you don't need to reset? >> no, i reset. i have hobbies. i think about those 24 days, that means i've got a pick up slack. dream work does not make the team work. get your head in the game. he spent a lot of money. you put yourself in a whole
financial usually. pay for an amazing trip and then you need to bum money for lunch. >> dana: i thought you would have a different view. >> i plan on taking a life vacation on some point where i'm just out. >> dana: when you say hobbies, you had a pretty amazing experience. >> i went fishing. on the job. i caught an 8-foot blue shark and tagged her for science and released her. that was work. >> dana: i wanted to ask, halloween is next week. are your kids set? >> we are still going through costume selection. >> dana: do you have to approve them? >> no, i just have to pay for them. >> dana: one school district moving away from the celebrations and they say it's not a holiday celebrated by everyone for various reasons. "also aware of the range of inequities embedded in halloween celebrations. the undertake under attended --d
negative consequent says." if you think people who can't afford a costume, libby help them. >> i was one of those kids who couldn't afford costumes and we got creative. we found things around the house. it made us creative and think about things. made us imagine and dream, i'm going to do this. i think it's funny these are the same problems we've always had. it doesn't matter what day it is. some kids, every day of the week at school is tough so there's one day when you can wear old radio close and say i am a zombie and no one can tease you. we have become so soft. we used to deal with these problems. hollowing was a day. kids got a chance to have fun and have candy. >> dana: what's your favorite candy? >> seasonal. candy corn. every day: reese's peanut butter cups. >> dana: do you ever eat them together? >> no. >> dana: do you ever take
candy from your kids? >> absolutely. it's the daddy tax. rates. that's pretty good. jasper, i need to send him trick-or-treating. >> he would do well. >> dana: thank you. will watch you on fox nation and "the greg gutfeld show." thanks for joining me on "the daily briefing." see you on "the five." in the meantime, here is trace. >> i have costumes and reese's. accused of raping and 8-year-old. he was on the street after woman accused him of sexually assaulting her and biting off parts of her face. we will tell you why a loophole could let him go free. we'll talk to a 9-year-old boy whose cancer treatments been cut short by a drug shortage. he and his mom join us live and we hear how the drug companies are responsible. the news starts now.