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>> we're following breaking news tonight. the fbi investigating what it is calling an act of terror in manhattan and here's what we know right now. raters say a man drove a car onto a bike path near the world trade center, hit cyclists and pedestrians. ate people are dead several others are hurt. a man was carrying a fake gun and the officers responding to the scene shot the man and arrested himment he is being treated for non life threatening injuries. this is how they described the scene. we just ran to the window and you see the dead bod ies laying there. we looked outside the window and they were just laying there dead. they weren't even covered yet. all of this comes just days before the new york city marathon. that's coming up this
it's on understood s. it is arguably one of the city's biggest events. massive security in place for that. at this point still waiting to hear exactly how it will continue as planned. the white house has briefed president trump on the situation. president trump tweeted, new york city looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person. law enforcement is following this closer, not in the usa. certainly there's going to be a the look of information and de tails that they're going to be following up on. we'll bring you the very latest here on fox5 on air and online. now to the russia probe. it is still send ing shock waves to the nation's capital and tonight the white house is still insisting that many of the latest developments don't have anything to do with the trump campaign ments you can see the run down on the side of your screen this is what we're you can thatting about in the world of politics. paul man forth is under. man forth and gates are the first to be
special council musclier's investigation. president trump took to twitter to talk about it . sorry, this is years ago, before paul man forth is part of the campaign, why aren't correct ed hillary and the democrats part of the focus. also there is no make news collusion and there was no collusion and events mentioned taking place long before he came to the campaign. few people knew the young george who has already been proven as a liar. he's talking about george pap upper darby last. they've been distancing himself from them and it may very wellen. he was at the white house. he was at white house in mawcht he met with the president. there was a photo with him of him with the president. more importantly when asked by the washington post about his foreign policy team he referred to pap done last as a fine person, i'm
paraphrasing, but the pack remains, the president enjoys see per fluffs. the problem is, it's hard to distance yourself when you say that. sarah hug bi sanders says the president takes \million\mills of photos with people, but sometimes when it's happening in the the middle of a investigation, there are questions? a. and they will continue to linger. >> have the new reports affected the president. >> niel as we talk about what happened yesterday, i think the way that i defined it last night on the final five was democrats are going into the big announcement. giddy with anticipation. republicans were saying it's no big deal and we got a mixed bag out of it. >> we did. the charges against paul man forth are not such a surprise, certainly some of the specifics about alleged spending add some color to
think it's mr. pap done last who you just mentioned that's where the real news lies because that is the story or allegation that goes to the broader narrative of alleged collusionment let me can you, niel, recent polls, in can pennsylvania, three polls in the last three weeks, have the president's approval numbers way down. how much of i guess we would call it, how politically vulnerable is the president right now because of all of this information, the indictments and the guilty plea that have just come out. it's a great question and i think he is pretty vulnerablement we have seen news from three accept separate polls b all have him at his lowest point in those particular polls that shows that there isn't frankly any great reservoir of goodwill with the the public right now. we'll have to see if those numbers perhaps erode even further now that we have those indictments. as we talk about the polls and whether or not you trust them or not,
the president. they standby their man. they believe in what he's fighting for. they buy in and there's a lot of people who buy into the idea that the media and other forces are conjuring up this entire case out of thin air. >> yes, absolutely jim, and the flip side of what i just mentioned to shawn is when you break down pools as far as republican voters are concerned, the president's approval rating with that segment of the population is around about the 80 percent mark. so that goes to your point that there are indeed a significant number of people who are personally loyal to president trump it seems and there's been no apparent erosion of that loyalty so far. so much to talk about here. niles standish with the hill. so thanks so much for coming in. we hope maybe you'll come back sometime. democrats and reps are worried if the white house tries to replace rob
. let's bring in phi weg plan. thanks so much for joining us. >> thank you for having me. the democrats are sort of in an awkward side do they jump on it or use it as leverage for themselves. nobody has clear hands. remember that tony podesta who is this mega lob wrist in washington d.c., really epa institution onto himself has been wrapped up inside this investigation and he steps down this week from his lobbying firm . so both sides have to be a bit nervous, but if you're a a to make certain that mueller has every resource that he needs and he has the job security he needs to do this investigation. remember, these things billed upon themselvesment we're not just at the tip of the iceberg. you've got to be hoping if you're a democrat that you're at the beginning of this investigation. so
look forth backers for robert musclier we know that a senator from north carolina, nor been with sass they've gone on social media reiterating their respect for mueller, it does seem to be a bye partisan response. more so by the chems. this e feel whether it's accurate or not they have more to gain by this. you bring up the tony podesta point, that is a wild card. >> absolutely. but what's interesting here is that you have a president who is famous for firing people and right now what you're getting from the hill is bipartisan push back warning the president that if he does try to get rid of the form er fbi director, if they try to get rid of mueller like he did with comey, not so long ago, there's going to be significant consequences. that's a lift that i don't even think president trump is willing to
steve bannon is still in the president's ear trying to suggest that he needs to go ahead and do that. and congress defund the investigation or something like that? a. right. we already saw some members of congress saying that mueller needs dwrog. remember, there have been some significant turns to this story. last friday, when it came out that fusion gps s and the dnc and hillary clinton were wrapped up into the russian dossier, some people were saying case closed. now we know that a lot of, this is fake news as a result of opposition research. but muscle mueller's got his man and new that he has that one witness, now that he has him cooperating with the investigation i think we're going to see a lot more to come. the andtive cyst of fake news, there youing go. >> thanks for having me. >> absolutely. >> absolutely.
in the midst of all the racial, president trump's reelection committee release this campaign ad. is this really the right time for it. levik crisis management joins us, how are you you. >> how is it going. >> it's all about imagery and i notice when they talk about democrats on the hill it was l al frank in first and then frederick a wilson. we didn't see chuck smu mere and nancy pelosi off the top of this ad. i don't think this ad was creat ed as a direct response to everything that was going on with the man forth 2k50eu789s and everything like that. it's only a day lead time, but i don't think it's coincidence that the messaging of the ad a
democrat's fault that there have been no significant legislative achievements which is the same that has been coming out of the man forth. croc ed hillary and the democrats. his last tweet about the indictment mentioned check the democrats. so we hey this messaging that he is specifically go after the democrats and saying it's their pawlt, not mine. i don't think the ad was created as a direct response to the man forth indictment or to even distract from it, but i is not a coincidence that the messaging is the same. what about the timing? is this the right time for an ad like that in it we see this image as the president appears to be l taller than everyone else. he is a big than ma? a. i know he is a big man. it says he's the one who is going to fix this. is this the right timing for this. >> i don't think there ever actually is the right timing for
he needs to kind of put aside the partisan pickerring that so many americans are tired of. this is kind of the new reality we live in now. we have about 30 seconds left. we have the the indictments being handed downment the messaging is clear you're righting to have the white house distance themselves from man forth. nobody knew who george pap lap is is. is that would you try to do. >> one of the things we try to do with our clients is release a taiment that we're not going to have to whraiter walk back. with the pap done list thing, i'm sure the president did not even remember that he did that, where he mentioned him by name, called him an excellent guy, but it's a perfect example where you you vet every assertion before you you make it. president trump enjoys the speaker large audiencetives \am\many it's always the bigger, the
that's what you get caught up in . alexander lane, thanks so much for joining us. we certainly appreciate it. can you you believe it, count down to election day. the candidates vying to become virginia's next governor and secure those un decided voters have really gone head to head. we're going to go one on one with gop candidate ed gillespie next. narrator: ed gillespie's false attacks. independent press says they're false. fear mongering. absurd. ralph northam went to vmi and was an army doctor for eight years. in richmond, dr. northam helped pass longer sentences for gang members and mandatory life sentences for violent sexual predators.
>> the two \led\leading candidates in the race for governor for virginia are receiving record of amount of cash in these final days before the campaign or before the election. campaign finance reports late monday show republican ed gillespie and disem ralph northam combined to race $20 million before october 26. northam raised $11 million and gillespie # down with an in-depth interview with ed gillesp.
talk about how things turned a little nasty and also the trump affect reporter roar there's a lot of ground to discover here, but there's a shocking new attack ad put out tonight by a group called the large audience teen he ' victory fund. it shows a pickup truck speeding down the road with a gillespie bumper sticker on the back as it chases minority children who are trying to escape. gillespie tells us it is despicable. this is an insult to the people of virginia. what's the message you think they're trying to send there? >> that my sporters sporters are murders and racist and hateful and that's outrageous. >> now, you might say doesn't ed gillespie have his own attack ad taking issue with the democratic administration of virginia which restored the rights of the convicted child pornographer? you'd be c
gillespie says there is an important difference and that difference is, his ad, he says, is about issues, not insults. my ads focus on poly s issues between us. do you draw a line or don't you in i would draw a line at having a review of the most violent criminals before we put them on a path to having their gun rights restore. my opponent would not. his oh poan event has fran gillespie as a donald trump alley even though the former republican chairman comes from a more main streend wing of the republican party than trump. even so, gillespie says no matter who is elected governor of virginia they're going to have to work this white house. any governor has to have a working relationship with the president. because 20 cents of every dollar this our economy is a direct federal dollar and i would be able to work with this
vice-president pence, his cabinet. make no mistake, ed gillespie has been a figure on the national political stage for years. remember, he ran against virginia senator mark warner and came close to defeating him. however in this case race he say s it is very different than a a campaign running for someone else. i'm not selling other people's ideas. that's not to say i didn't agree with ideas. when you p put your name on the bin laden on the you're the one who takes responsibility for the decisions you made and i'm the one who put out these l policies forward. i think they're good for virginia. the incoming majority leader, the virginia house of delegates, a republican is out with his own statement tonight. he says it is vial and sickening. tom fitzgerald, fox5 local news. at just 28 years old she holds a power
ralph northam: i'm ralph northam, candidate for governor, and i sponsored this ad. narrator: they call him enron ed. because washington, dc lobbyist ed gillespie represented the worst of the worst. lenders trying to keep student loan rates high. corporations sending jobs overseas. and of course the enron scandal. now, enron ed is lobbying for donald trump's agenda. like cuts to virginia school funding,
enron ed gillespie. he's not lobbying for you. i'm a proud woman. welcome back to 5@6:30. she's been serving in the white house as deputy press secretary. her name is lindsay walter. let's check in with ronica cleary for the very latest. let's check in with ronica cleary. it's a name many of our viewers you may not be familiar with. she is a very familiar face to those who cover the white house. she works closely with sarah hug bisanders . her name is lindsay walters. she's handled quite a few press gag also aboard air force one. she is only 28 years old. listen to how
that very young age in a very powerful position. age is just a number. i always say to people you should want to be seated at the table because you're the most qualified individual regardless of you&-úe from. you you should want to be there because you dpee serve the seat at the table. >> now, she got this job -- well , after a series of other jobs, but it basically all start ed with a phone call from sean spicer, she was working for a governor and that put her in a role at the rnc that eventually handed her a job here at the white house. she hasn't filled in behind that podium yet. in can pennsylvania, no one has filled in for sarah a huckabee sanders just yet, but she has handled the white house press core aboard air force one. she gave us a little insight into her site. it's like prepping for a test but she doesn't do it alone. take a listen. for me permanently i am a studdier. i
book at night. review the materials that a team here that most people will never meet most people have put in a tremendous amount of time are an incredible who are the silent voices to ensure when you get up there on air force and i'm about to address the press gag l that i'm equipped with everything i need she's going to be beside sarah sanders on the the president's trip toation. she will be taking that trip with her work ing side-by-side with her handling press inquiries. we just wanted to take you inside and give you a little introduction to some of the people behind the scenes. before you go, jim and shawn. >> very cool. trending tonight, white house chief of staff john kelly is defending confederate monuments. kelly thinks the monuments shouldn't be remod and he made an argument for hem to stay. history is history. there are certain thing
history that were not so good and other things that were very, very good. it's inconceivable to me that you would take what we think now and apply it back then. i think it's very dangerous. it who hes how much of a lack of appreciation of history and what history is. kelly's comment came after an historic church in alexandria moved to take down memorials for george washington and robert he lee. we're back after this on the final five. and i sponsored this ad. female narrator: what would john adams do to women's health? adams argued before the supreme court to give employers control over your access to birth control. adams also supports giving employers the power to block access to affordable contraception for 1.6 million virginia women. and adams opposes abortion even in cases of rape, or incest. john adams: wrong for women's health.
serve if chosen. >> hillary clinton promotedded her book what happened which detailed why she didn't become president. this is not of course the first time that that mrs. clinton has choked about her election loss. >> we want to give you an up dwait now on the breaking news that we have been following out of new york city. we know of course ate people are dead, ate others are hurt after a motorist plowed down a bike path. happened just blocks away from the world trade center. police shot and arrested the driver. this is coming at a time when all a eyes on new york. the new york city marathon is on sunday it's one of the city's biggest events. we know in terms of big events, lower mat manhattan, blood flooded the halloween parade will go on as scheduled. the president has been briefed on the situation. we want to let you know, though, in terms of what new york police said at
believe it's terror related. there are reports that the driver got out of the car and said allah akbar. but none of that has been substantially detailed yet. we don't know anything more than the fact the driver was 29 years old and a male. no word on his origin yet . that's still obviously under investigation. but this all happened when he rented a truck at a home depot and that's what he drove down the path. the only thing that we've heard at this point about the driver is that he came from florida. we don't know if that's where he was born or that's where he lived. that's where his last known address may have been down in florida. again, ate people dead, nine people who were hurt i was a very busy time. a lot of folks were getting ready for halloween. this is an area where people come out and relax he go up and down this bike path walking and also their bikes. a beautiful day earlier today in new york city. the sun was out ment it was a little bit cool , but still the perfect day for parents to bring their kids out to go trick or treating. a very serious situationment i know they were happy that t
narrator: ed gillespie's false attacks. independent press says they're false. fear mongering. absurd. ralph northam went to vmi and was an army doctor for eight years. in richmond, dr. northam helped pass longer sentences for gang members and mandatory life sentences for violent sexual predators. ralph northam: i'm ralph northam, candidate for governor, and i sponsored this ad because
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