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they can. >> amazing reporting from our will ripley. just wrapped up his 11th visit to pyongyang, north korea. thank you very much for all your excellent, excellent reporting. that's it for me. erin burnett "out front" starts now. >> up next, the referendum on president trump. foles closing in georgia. will a democrat win for the first time in nearly 40 years? plus more breaking news. new details about a dossier about russian ties to donald trump's campaign. also breaking, bill owe riley, his network not confirming that he'll be back on the air ever. let's go "out front." good evening. i'm erin burnett. most polls closing moments ago in the race the world is watching. voters in georgia could send a
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shocking message to the country and to president trump. they could be electing a democrat for the first time in 40 years. president trump is personally invested in this race, officials say. he fired off a series of tweets moments ago, his 60s tweet in the past 48 hours. democrats have been pouring money in, more than $8 million into the race. this seat didn't even used to be contested by a democrat. a loss for the republicans will be devastating and it will be a verdict on trump. manu raj u is out front toents in atlanta. it is fair to say this is the first full referendum in many ways on the trump presidency. >> reporter: no question about it, erin. a republican loss would set off panic in gop circles across the country. the party 1kr578ables to keep house majority next year. they cannot lose more than 24 seats or they'll lose the house
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majority. if democrats do not get that 50-plus one percent tonight, the chances of keep winning this seat will be increasingly difficult. democrats are trying to send a message to plump by turning a house seat republicans in georgia republicans have held for nearly 40 years blue. >> this is an opportunity for us to show our true colors. >> john assa in the 6th district, a seat once held by newt gingrich, it would amount to a major repudation of trump, an early sign that democrats could pick up the 20 seats they need to take control of the house in next year's mid terms. one of the challenges they face, frustration that the party has not done more controlling all levels of government. >> there is anxiety about congressional inaction, if you will. this real desire to see the republicans in congress to move from vocal opposition to
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actually governing. >> reporter: despite the outpouring of democratic support, ossoff is trying to keep the race focussed on local issues. >> it's about values that ignite people in georgia. roimt with bitter gop infighting dominating a crowded field of 18 total candidates. 11 of them republicans. ossoff has consolidated democratic support and is aiming for more than 50% of the vote tonight. if it is short, it will prompt a two-person run off in june. the president had worn the district last year by one point after mitt romney carried it by 20 points in 2012. rising the high stakes, trump tweeted republicans must vote today in georgia 6. force runoff and easy win. this message to gop voters in the suburban atlanta district.
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>> only you can stop the super liberal democrats and nancy pelosi. >> reporter: and erin, if this does go to a runoff, expect a flood of outside money to pour into this district. something that we've actually seen already in the course of this primary. more than $4 million in republican ads, lot of them attack ads against the candidate. ossoff getting $2 million from outside sources as democrats try to flip this seat for the first time in 37 years. >> thank you very much. the president now personally invested in this, taking a big risk. jim acosta is live outthe white house. jim, this is a personal thing for him. >> reporter: that's right, erin. he is taking this personally. he is personally invested in this. he "wanted to get out and 340e9 vat our guys" that's why you
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heard that robocall. he's been sending out tweets over the last 48 hours. according to this white house official, if john ossoff were to pull off that big glupt the 6th district georgia congressional race they would be slammed at the white house for not doing anything. that's why they felt like they had to pitch in and help in this race. at the same time, i'm picking up on a note of concern at the white house. one official said to me, listen, special elections are unpredictable. they're not exactly clear where this is going to go. they say the pressure is on the candidate. if he doesn't meet that 50% threshold tonight he is going to be in the runoff. they're confident if he doesn't hit that threshold when the run off happens because it's traditionally a republican district, the odds definitely favor their side and they should eke out a win after all this. no question about it, the white house taking what should be a
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given for republicans pretty seriously tonight. >> thank you very much, jim. up next, our panel. david, this is pretty incredible moment that we are looking at a rights like this, right? suburban atlanta. a democrat who's 30 years old, former congressional aide. nobody thought the script would be going this way but we have the first true referendum on the trump presidency tonight. moments away from getting poll results. what are you looking for? >> this is the biggest electoral moment since trump's victory in november, you're right. what i'm looking for is to see dutds a district like this with well educated voters, exactly the kind of voters that had been reliably republican for years, mitt romney won this district by 23 points in 2012. it's the kind of place hillary clinton made inroads in 2016.
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are we going to see that continue for the democratic party at large here in the trump era? is there enough sort of clay sensy on the republican side to give ossoff a chance to clear the 50%. if that happens it will be seen as a bit of an earthquake inside the republican party. >> yeah. what are the chances of 50-plus. 50% plus one vote and he has it. not 50.1. it's 50% plus one single soul. >> that's it. one single soul. every vote maefrts as we keep learning in this country. look, this is a very tough road to hoe for ossoff. this is not a swing district, folks. this is a district -- >> trump won by 21.5%. >> that's right. the suburban community outside atlanta, the trump brand isn't selling. he's the only republican
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presidential candidate who has trouble covering this district. it is a very high bar. it would be an absolute earthquake if he did. my guess is he gets close lu clearing will be tough. >> the demsz need to win 24 seats in order to win back the house majority. 23 seats held by republicans were won by hillary clinton in november. and so this is the kind of daeblgt -- >> yeah. >> forget the 50% mark for a minute here. i want to see how well john ossoff does in terms of passing 50% -- >> he doesn't win for the earthquake to happen? he just has to be close? >> i don't agree with that. when you're looking at the midterm elections a year and a half away, it's hard to get a lot from special elections except when you go beyond the top lines and see if democrats were able to connect with these kind of voters. affluent educated voters. these are the ones they need to claw background next year.
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>> here's the thing. the president has not shied away from this. you might think he would do that so is that if it was lost, if it was a refuse -- it wasn't a referendum on me. i had nothing to do with it. he's tweeted six times about it since sunday out of 19 tweets. he's mentioning this guy john ossoff again and again. that's pretty much putting his own credibility on the line. >> yeah. he's in there. he's got that robocall where he calls him super liberal and essentially ties him to nancy pelosi's agenda. what's interesting about what might happen here and what it says about ossoff if he gets 50% or falls a little bit below it, this says something about what kind of candidates they want. it's hard to tie him to any political ideology. he's a blank slate. he doesn't really have a record. is this the kind of template
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that democrats will want to follow? it's one thing to identify where they should run, these 23 or so districts where hillary clinton won, but what's harder is to find candidates that can run success any in these races. we saw in 2016, the blue dog democrat. what is the version of that going forward in 2008? >> to her point, john ossoff, i don't know him but these nobody's obvious pick of what your next generation democrat would be, a 30-year-old congressional aide. maybe he does incredibly well. but nobody says this is the model. >> generic democrat may be the best candidate they have to run against donald trump. it raises the country where hillary clinton was a drag, although he was very competitive in this district once won by newt gingrich this generic fresh-faced democrat is doing very well. >> but he's doing well in part
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because democrats are so hungry to oppose trump and this is the only game in town. >> there are 18 people voting, right? >> the republicans are dividing the volt. he'll end up raising about $10 million. if he still can't crack 50, the other way to look at this is with all that money, with all that energy and activism, they still can't get it done. i think democrats have to take a page out of what they did in 2006. they found established professionals who better fit the district. they did a much better job of winning seats in a republicans had held then and that's to their credit. >> you're saying it might be $10 million. so far, though, it's more than eight million. he's had celebrities, alyssa milano, samuel l. jackson come out for this little district in georgia. bernie sanders has talked about the race. here he is. >> what you're seeing in
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georgia, i believe you're going to see it in montana and all over this country. it's the many so-called red states working people are going to wake up and say wait a second. republicans want to cut social security, medicare, med and education and they want to give be hundreds of millions of dollars of tax breaks to the top 1%. we don't want that. >> if he doesn't get 50 plus 1, is this a big blow to their momentum? >> there's no doubt. they're all in on this. it certainly will be a disappointment for them. i think it is true that this is a cleanest shot because of the very divided republican field, 11 candidates and because the democratic party has really co assessed around ossoff, this is sort of the cleanest shot he can get. if this goes into a runoff, if nobody gets 50% and ice orks ssoff versus the top republican,
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then i think you're going to see a very competitive race all the way through more -- we've already seen more than $14 million in tv ads. this is not a race that either party is going to abandon. they're going to fight for it all the way through to june. >> i think that's right. we'll see who's going to be the number two candidate. is it going to be someone like karen handle? georgia hasn't ever elect add woman for a congressional seat. that would be interesting. she's won before for congress and senate. we'll see who that number two is going to be in terges of the republican and what are the issues? is it still going to be a referendum on trump or sort of social issues at play? you saw trump tweet about illegal immigration and raising taxes and at some point do people actually want him there in that state? so far, he has shown an interest, but let's face it. he's essentially just sort of dipping a toe into this race because so far, his brand in that district, which is about
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70% whierkts about 30% nonwhite, his brand is pretty toxic. >> thank you automatic. i appreciate it. we're waiting any moments for results to start coming out with our team. we have more breaking news coming up. exclusive reporting this hour on the dossier, that explosive dossier. you're going to hear new information after this. plus the president said he was sending an armada to the crane peninsula. yp isn't it there yet? and jeanne moos on late night comics with a special request from our president. >> show us your taxes! [ cheers and applause ] >> show us your taxes!
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. breaking news, the fbi using allegations of russian ties of trump's campaign to get a warrant to secretly monitor a trump associate. we've learned that the fbi got a fisa warrant to surveil carter page who was named campaign advisor on the trump campaign. tonight we know how they got that warrant. it goes back to the explosive dossier. evan perez is breaking the story. evan, what are you learning? roip erin, u.s. officials tell cnn that last year the fbi used
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the -- as part of the justification to get approval to monitor trump associate carter page. james comey has sited the dossier in some of the briefings to members of congress in recent weeks as one of the sources of information that the bureau used to bolster its investigation. now, this includes aproouchl from the secret court that overassist fisa to monitor communications. now, to obtain that court permission to target page, the fbi and justice department would have had to present probable cause that he was acting as an agent of a foreign power, including possibly engaging in clandestine intelligence gathering for a foreign government. comey would have had to sign often on the request. last year page was identified by the trump campaign as an advisor on national secure matters, though they have since said that he had limited interactions with the campaign as a volunteer. erin? >> evan, obviously, as this
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reporting has built, this is surprising in many ways, rights, that they actually did this? >> reporter: it is surprising. in comey's briefings, it stands in contrast to efforts in recent months by the fbi and by u.s. intelligence agency to -- acts to try to distance themselves from that dossier. usa law enforcement and intention officials have said repeatedly that u.s. investigators did their own work separate from the dossier to support their findings that russia tried to meddle in the presidential election in favor of donald trump. comey hasn't mentioned the dozeny in lawmakers briefings. >> certainly in some but not all. >> right. >> if they got fisa and are using dossier to do so and they get this warnlt to wiretap carter page. would he have been aware that this was happening, that swb was
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monitoring him? >> not at the time. but you're right, he's been scrutinized before. intering gsz that he had with wuchtd alleged spies. page denied he knew these guys were russian agencies. he also gave a speech in russia last summer that drew the attention of the fbi in part because of the early allegations. page said that he took that trip independently and he says he expressed his own views. overall he's disputed that anything was illegal in his russian interactions. he gave united states a stateme statement" the discovery process will be of great value to the united states as our nation hears testimony from them under oath and we receive the documents which show what was done in 2016." the bottom line, he says the obama administration is behind all these allegations which he says are untrue. >> evan, please stay with me.
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i want to bring in bob bear, call callan, legal analyst. paul let me start with you. the bottom line from what evan is reporting is that the fbi got a fisa warrant to wiretap a trump advisor, carter page, based on the explosive 32-page dossier. >> yes. >> ok. based on the dossier. did the fbi have to prove to anyone that anything in that dossier was true to get this warrant? >> yes, they have to convince a judge that they have probable cause to believe that the search that they're seeking to do air such veilance they're seeking to do will yield evidence of a crime. so whatever is in that dossier that they had to use had to per swede a federal judge that there's scat grounds here to conduct surveillance of an american sit zen. >> what that does, bob, does that open the page to the # 2-page dossier being true?
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>> first of all, if warrant wasn't based on the dossier alone. i've seen much of these. you need more than that. they may have presented it to the judge but he was a trump campaign advisor. it's a higher threshold. i'm willing to bet there's other intelligence pointing to the possibility that page was in connection with russian intelligence in some sort of agent role. a lot of times, the cia, the national security agency will go to a fisa court, will have a piece of intelligence. they don't want to leave it behind but they'll slow it to the judge and say we believe this explosive dossier is correct and here's why. we have these intercepts, we have -- >> and they bring in other evidence. ok. >> yeah. to get a fisa -- it's really, really hard. especially on somebody working in a presidential campaign. the fbi dreads going to the court with a piece of -- you know, going after somebody like
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this an advisor. so there is more evidence out there but it also tells me that they had faith in the explosive dossier. >> so on that front, evan is also report that the fbi director that comey is citing the dossier in some of his briefings to kaujs. obviously, before they had basically distanced themselves from it and said they hadn't confirmed anything in it. obviously now he's using it in briefings. that in and of itself would be a big development, bob, right? >> oh, absolutely. you look at this thing and the fact that they are pushing it out there and the fact that this man was retired from mi 6, that they were in direct touch with his sources, they have other evidence to make them believe that this dossier is accurate in many respects, so i put a lot more creedens in this dossier than i did initially and the fact that they based a fisa warrant on it, that's explosive
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enough. >> it doesn't mean everything in the dossier is true. >> right. >> that's right. >> slr some slashssalacious things in it. the intelligence community has confirmed that some conversations between russian nationals in the dossier happened. we don't know which one but they confirmed something there specifically. are they, evan, still working to confirm whether other parts of the dogs yay are true? >> well, yes they still are. the truth is that there are some parts of the dossier that they probably never will bablgtd verify. we know that they believe that at least some of these aelgs have been borne out by other intelligence, as bob points out, the fbi, the nsa, the cia, they have their own sources. they have intelligence from human sources as well that they believe helped bolster at least some of this. donald trump was out there publicly encouraging the russians to release some of the stolen e-mails, right?
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so the problem for the fbi is trying to prove whether there's any illegal coordination that took place. >> all right. thank you all three very much. of course we are awaiting the georgia results, as i said, the polls closing at the top of the hour. any moment we'll get the results. as i do, island bring them to you. the trump administration in the hot seat about possibly misleading. and breaking news on the fate of box's bill o'reilly, we'll be right back. (phone ringing) they'll call back. no one knows your ford better than ford and ford service. right now, during the big tire event, get a $140 rebate by mail, on four select tires. ♪
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>> as far as the movement of the vinson, she's stationed there in the western pacific for a reason. she operates freely up and down the pacific and she's just on her way up there because that's where we thought it was most prudent to have her at this time. >> as trump and mattis said the vinson was off the coast of indonesia. we know that because of this picture posted from the navy on april 15th the day of north korea's military exercises and their big parade. administration officials are scrambling to explain. barbara starr is "out front." what are they saying, barbara? >> reporter: this was a show of force to north korea. the carrier was always going to stop and do some naval exercises with australian forces, not something that the pentagon clarified until a couple of days
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after the original announcement. but now those exercises done, the whole strike group headed back up north and likely to arrive in the original area it was intended to go to by the end of the month if not in the next couple of days. erin? >> obviously, people thought that the strike group was going to north korea. they thought that in china and around the world. people made a big deal of that and of course it wasn't there. >> reporter: that's right. and i think it's important to keep emphasizing, this strike group was a message. it wasn't ever going to strike anything in north korea. an aircraft carrier doesn't have that kind of offensive capability. it has a couple of missile ships with it that have missile defense if north korea wants something, they could potentially shoot it down. the president noting it has submarines. they can do some shootdown capability, but largely, this is a massive show of force by the u.s. military.
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they always knew exactly day by day where their carrier was going to be. they just resident out some of the details originally. erin? >> all right, barbara. thank you. up front, the commander of the u.s. and coalition forces in afghanistan is with us. during his career he was involved in the six party talks with north korea. and i appreciate your time tonight, general. thank you so much. the uss carl vinson and its nuclear strike group were not headed to the korea despite what the president, the secretary and the head of u.s. command said. does that concern you at all? >> no. i don't want to get into ship movements but it's not uncommon at all for our ships to be repopositioned or be diverted from port visits, etc. of course, western pacific is a big area. how we retrue and correct or how
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we direct the carl vinson to achieve a political outcome is going to be a decision of our national leadership. so my guess is he knew exactly where it was but my sense is that redirecting it from a port visit is not uncommon at all in an environment like this. >> do you think that they perceived a benefit to saying it was going at that time, even though they knew it wasn't quite going at that time because it would raise the square factor on north korea or on china? i mean, was there a benefit in how they did this? >> no. i'd be very careful about implying that our leadership misled the media or misled the american people or anyone this regard. i think it's important to recognize that ship movements, one of the great advantages of the united states navy and its capacity to move ships and naval units at the behest of the commander in chief that we have that kind of flexibility. i don't think that there was an intent to deceive here, i think that the benefit of being able
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to say we're repositioning or diverting a parship or carrier strike grew up in this case to achieve a political outcome, that's not uncommon at all. >> president trump of course as you know is quick to boast of american military might. when he was talking about the uss vinson and the carrier strike group he gave a very good example of it. let me play for you what he said. >> we are sending an armada. very powerful. we have submarines. very powerful. far more powerful than the aircraft carrier. >> does talk like this help or hurt his credibility? >> well, i think what would certainly help right now is for the administration to demonstrate that it has a coherent policy for the region, a policy on northeast asia, policy on north korea, a policy on china, all of them linked. it's on opportunity for the
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president to demonstrate and the administration to demonstrate a grasp of grand stroinl. this is what i think is needed right now, consultation with our allies, conversation with the chinese, to ensure that everyone is very clear. the united states military capability is unquestioned and it's unambiguous. i think that the context that the president uses about the capacity to employ military force needs to be nested in the larger grand strategy and nuanced policy that's necessary for this very dangerous region, actually. >> now, in just about two weeks president trump has struck a syrian air base with tomahawk missiles, used the so-called mother of all bombs, the largest nonnuclear bomb deployed since world war ii. that just happened in afghanistan. >> uh-huh. >> what is his strategy with all this firepower? do you see one? >> the employment of military
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force without a construct is a dangerous thing. i think we're all watching and listening carefully for the enunciation of this policy which puts this use of military force in syria into a larger context. i know lots of our allies were watching this strike in syria. many of our partners were watching. certainly many of of our enemies were watching. the president wants to ensure that no one comes away thinking that this is a one-off single use of military force. he needs to help us all understand what his overarching policy intent is for the employment of force. >> did you mean that the u.s. intends to strike again or if so, whether that is involved with russia? >> i doubt the russians will go to war with united states if the united states administers an
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attack after the poison of citizens. vladimir putin has interests elsewhere that can be threatened. i'm not proposing that it should push us towards a military conflict with the russians. >> he did support hillary clinton during the campaign. after -- in fact, you even spoke at the dnc last summer? >> i did, uh-huh. >> after that, donald trump said something about you and i just want to play that for you. >> general allen, he went out ranting and raving. he was in there for a number of months and he failed with isis. >> you got a chance to respond to that. you said he has no credibility to say those things at all. but you haven't responded in kind? >> well, i don't need to get into some kind of tit-for-tat with the president of the united states with respect to his opinions on any issue. i clearly disagree with his opinion of me and my performance. i know that won't surprise you. if you listen to me closely,
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what i'm saying is the use of force is relatively simple. the use or the formulation and the explanation of a coherent strategy and a coherent policy within which force has a meaning, that's much more difficult. and that really is a challenge for this administration. this is what we're listening for and i think that this administration has an litigation to get that out pretty soon. >> president trump called turkish president erdogan, as you know, on winning the election which allows him to remain in power for the next 13 years. this is a man whose government as we know has jailed more than 80 journalists last year alone, arrested 40,000 people after the coups last year. has jailed thousands of judges and prosecutors.
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should president trump be congratulating erdogan? >> i think president trump can do what he wants to do on this issue. my hope would be that there's a second call, one that doesn't require a lot of public airing where he's unambiguous as president of the u.s. on human rights, on freedom of press, rights of women, freedom of religion and the rule of law and all of the necessary actions to preserve the democratic institutions of turkey. now, we've been friends with turkey for a long time it's a nato ally. this referendum has accumulated authorities and prerogatives in the person of the president of turkey that we've not seen before. and i think history tells us that when you accumulate that much authority in one single person, it often doesn't go very well. >> all right, general. i appreciate your time so very much. thank you. >> pleasure to be with you erin. >> and next election results
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just coming in from georgia as we get those for you, we also have new developments on bill o'reilly. he out? new details about his fate tonight. we will be right back. also the president's never-ending tax audit. jeanne moos with the best of the takedowns. courtyard, the official hotel of the nfl and i, want to remind you that no one's the same without the game. like @potatocoach45, who writes, "as a key decision maker for the nfl draft, "i'm basing our team's picks "on the astrological signs of each player. good strategy?" horrible strategy! no football's got you all messed up. the draft is a time to choose players based on talent, not whether a pisces can catch or a virgo can kick. p.s. geminis are notoriously bad on turf
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. breaking news, bill o'reilly and fox news talking about an exit. the network refusing to confirm if o o'reilly will return next week. brian celtser is "out front." this story obviously moving incredibly quickly. >> reporter: we just posted a report saying exit talks have started between fox news and o'reilly's camp. o'reilly's camp denies that. as far as we know at this point he'll be back at work on monday is what they say. furthermore, there's a very important board meeting on
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thursday. >> ah. >> there's a thursday board meeting for rupert murdock and his sons. they're the ultimate men who make the decision about whether o'reilly stays or goes. perhaps we'll hear a decision by the end of the week. >> he was going to the vatican. >> he's going to italy today. >> sort of adds up that he would plan this and that he would be runk. that'sing the second part of it. what's changed that now talking about exit? >> number one fox will not confirm if he's coming back on monday. there's a bubble of silence around fox. it was reported earlier today that the sons james and lochlin are aligned against o'reilly. there's a clear division in the family against o'reilly. some say they don't believe he'll be back on the show. all the because of new york times story about the settlements and the prospect of
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other women coming forward. >> some of those settlements we had known about, right? >> for years. >> when it got public on the new york times. >> sort of a critical mass in a different era. most advertisers are no fan. another complaint. there's language in o'reilly's contract specifying that if there's more of this issue that it may make it easier for fox to pull the plug. >> paul is back with us. paul, what are the chances at this point? if he negotiates an exit settlement, it would be massive amounts of money for bill o'reilly? he brings in nearly the $200 million a year for the network. >> it's astonishing he's such a profit maker. this is a huge decision by the network. i think you have to look at the departure of roger ails to see how the network would handle it.
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there was no indication anything was happening to him and then he was gone. we heard reports of a $40 million settlement with him. my bet is that the deal with o'reilly will remain secret. there will be a confident ality clause. and he'd be able to move on. but i doubt he'd be able to land another position because of sexual harassment. >> except for sean thanity have been departing. >> megyn kelly leaves in january partly because she was unhappy with the culture of skull harassment. bill o'reilly, nothing's done until it's done but they're talking about who might take over for bill o'reilly. >> next. who would have thought donald trump's taxes are funny. if anybody could find humor in it, it would be jeanne moos and she has.
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>> why won't president trump release his taxes? his critics go ahead him by calling him chicken, using chicken masks even a chicken dance. as tax day comes and goes, what isn't going away is all the poking at the president. >> show us your taxes. show us your taxes. >> reporter: stephen kolber threw mardi gras beads because they're usually -- bill de blasio, released his own 2016 taxes, tweeting, see, president trump? it's not that hard. he's being going goaded by impersonated. >> release the taxes, there we go. >> reporter: the president's least favorite impersonator, alec baldwin once taunted the president, release your tax returns and i'll stop
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impersonating you. even easter was used to egg on the president. >> apparently the easter egg hunt is still going on, because trump hid those easter eggs as well as he hides his tax returns. >> reporter: and sean spicer reading to kids. >> supersonic ears. >> reporter:as photo shops into spicer reading a book titled my taxes by donald t., i paid them. but what critics like to use most against the president are his own words. >> he would reveal them after this, he would reveal them after that. >> if i decide to run for office, i'll release my tax returns absolutely. i have no objection to releasing hi tax returns. we're working on it right now and at the appropriate time you'll be very satisfied. i'm under a routine audit, and as soon as it's finished, it will be released. >> reporter: but that audit line has become taxing. >> as far as i'm aware, the president says he's still under
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