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go long. happy father's day, everybody. >> maria: good sunday morning. happy father's day tf the dads out there this morning. washington rocked by the release of the inspector general's re on friday about the fbi's handling of the clinton investigation. president trump's comment about a gop house immigration bill sparked panic before the white house issued a reassurance. the trump administration is cracking down on china with more tariffs and says more could be in store if beijing retaliates. good morning, thanks for joining us. i'm maria bartiromo. this is "sunday morning futures with maria bartiromo." new reaction to the i.g.'s report as the inspector general gets ready to testify before congress about his findings. this as fox news gets word about
a high level meeting between house republican leaders and the top justice department officials on friday. the chairman of the house intelligence committee, devin nunes, was at that meeting. he joins us next. we'll also hear from congressman john ratcliffe, one of the first lawmakers who will question michael horowitz on tuesday. president trump will huddle with house republicans on tuesday as well after showing confusion about which of their two immigration bills the president actually supports. the white house issued a clarification saying the president backs both bills. ael mccall is here. he helped craft one of the bills. he'll give us his reaction to that, plus his take on the historic trump, kim summit. a tit-for-tat on tariffs between the u.s. and china is sparking fears of the trade war. the trump administration says it's sending china a message. it's coming up as we look ahead right now on "sunday morning
futures." breaking news this morning about a high level meeting between members of the justice department's top brass and powerful house republican committee chairman, the same chairmen who have been requesting documents from the justice department related to the russia investigation. this comes after the highly anticipated report of the fbi's handling of the hillary clinton investigation, a probe in which the inspector general unveiled deplorable behavior by fbi officials. ultimately concluded that political bias did not affect the investigation's outcome. that's a claim president trump and many republican lawmakers do not buy. reaction to that in a moment. first, let's get back to the meeting between justice department officials and influential house gop lawmakers many my next guest was one of those people in attendance. joining me right now is devin nunes of california. mr. chairman, it's good to see you. thank you for joining us.
>> good morning, maria. great to be with you. >> maria: a lot to talk about with you. we understand you were at that meeting on friday with christopher wray, rod rosenstein, paul ryan, as well as the other committee chairmen, bob goodlatte and trey gowdy. can you tell us about that meeting? >> this was a long time coming, it was very difficult to get this meeting put together. however, i think that we have a process to move forward. we're supposed to meet on monday. our staffs are supposed to meet on monday. all the subpoena% supposed to be complied with this week. now, i'm not sure. my confidence level is extremely low that do j and fbi are going to comply. i don't have a lot of confidence. i was good that the speaker of the house was there and the other two committee chairman to make sure the fbi and doj know they've been put on notice, we won't take no for an answer anymore and the subpoenas will be complied with. >> maria: you put a deadline in
place. you want to see the documents that you've requested by when? what is the deadline in place that you've agreed to? >> the deadline, multiple deadlines, let's not forget, multiple deadlines have been blown past. we could just -- there's countless deadlines. we went through a list of 20 outstanding deadlines that have only partially been met or have not been met at all. so the key is, the key take-away is that the speaker of the house wanted to make sure we essentially reset everything and got back on track to make sure that this week all of the outstanding requests are complied with this week. >> maria: what specifically are you looking for? >> that's what was left. >> maria: what is the request specifically? what documents are you looking for? >> well, as you know, we are looking into fisa abuse and other matters. how did you use our nation's counter intelligence capabilities, capabilities that
are used to track terrorists and other bad guys around the globe, how did you weaponize that against a political campaign, the trump campaign, where ultimately it ended up in carter page having a fisa warrants put against him which allowed the government to go in and grab his e-mails and phone calls. that's primarily what we've been investigating for many months. we've asked for documents as it relates to that and on -- i will tell you, chairman gowdy was very, very clear with the department of justice and fbi, and said that if there was any vectoring of any informants or spies or whatever you want to call them into the trump campaign before the investigation began, we better know about it by sunday, meaning today. he was very, very clear about that. and as you probably know, there's breaking news this morning that now you have a couple trump campaign people who are saying that they
were-they've amended their testimony before the house intelligence committee, they sent in both friday night and this morning amendments to their testimony, saying that in fact they feel like somebody, they're not claiming it was the fbi, but someone ran informants or spies into them to try to get information and offer up russian dirt to the trump campaign. this would have been in may of 2016 which is obviously months before this counter intelligence investigation was opened by the fbi into the trump campaign. >> maria: what you're saying is trey gowdy told the doj on friday night if there was any activity, any communication, any documents related to the trump russia probe launching, if there was any information before it actually launched, you want to know that today, by today. >> by today. >> maria: have you heard from them? >> i reiterated it on friday
night. >> maria: have you heard there was nor information? >> they have my phone number. they know how to call myself or mr. gowdy. if i were them, i would let us know what h they probably ought to tell us whether or not they were involved in this or they have a major problem. >> mariathe washingtonost is reporting that roger stone reveals new contact with russian national during the 2016 campaign and yes, you're right, it was in may of 2016 when roger stone says that he was met with a russian -- he's call him an informant, wanting money for information about hillary clinton that he says that he wants donald trump to pay for. you think that this is a new meeting that you didn't know about and you should have been told about this by today from the doj? >> well, we should have been told about this a eight months ago, okay, let's start there. in compliance with the subpoena
that we issued last august. but for sure a couple months ago when we went -- when we began to ask, hey, we asked questions about -- we had a company and we wanted to -- we had a subpoena and we wanted to figure out what they wereoing, right before and right after the opening of the counter intelligence investigation so we asked for specific information and documents. as you know, that's what we've been fighting over for the last couple months now and on friday night it culminated with us telling them, because they had swore up and down that they had given us everything that's pertinent to our investigation after the investigation was opened. and they have claimed that there is nothing else that exists before that date. now, this washington post story, i don't know that they're claiming for sure that this was an fbi spy or informant, and i have no idea whether it is or not, but it has all the making or the looks of some type of spy or informant and that would be a major problem because that is not something that has ever been
brought to us and it would be totally out of bounds. >> maria: i guess it's important to note that paul ryan was at your meeting ony night because we haven't heard from the leadership in terms of th aggressively for n we did have a comment from trey gowdy a month ago which basically questions whether or not the fbi did everything right. so the fact that paul ryan was there on friday night, is this an indication that the leadership in the house are becoming more unified with the committee chairman? >> yeah, i think it is. if you look at -- i think both the chairman gowdy and speaker ryan have been giving the fbi and department of justice the benefit of the doubt. i have not been, as you know. my patience has run out. i believe that they had leaked -- they created massive leaks. we know that from the i.g. report. >> maria: we have a shot of that. do we have a g of all of the leaks you want to put up.
i have the i.g. report in front of me. i've gone through a lot of it. this is the picture in the i.g. report that shows communication between senior fbi and doj people and reporters. >> yeah, so in that -- i reviewed that chart yesterday. and what i've been saying is look, we knew the fbi under comey was leaking like a siv everywhere. director wray said he put in new requirements to make sure they'r not leaking to the press. think a that all of those contacts, you have the fbi, the world's premier law enforcement agency leaking to the press about ongoing investigations while at the same time they're not giving information to congress. now, what's happened in just the last couple weeks, what we've seen and this is why i was very concerned about what chairman godgowdy and speaker ryan had s, because they went on a limb protecting the department of justice and i said wait a
second, how did these major leaks that occurred in the last couple weeks, how did those occur? where did this information come from? and what we have found now is that we know at midnight just a week ago, at midnight the department of justice put out something on republicans saying that we had not read documents that the department of justice had provided for us to read. now, that is a major leak of a classified meeting that also happens to be false because they knew that we ran out of time and didn't have time to actually read these documents. but they did that to embarrass the speaker of the house and myself and chairman gowdy who were given access to those documents but not begin time to read the documents. that came from the top of the department of justice. okay? why are those people still working at the department of justice? they are leaking. so if you learned anything from the horowitz i.g. report where you had lots of leaks occurring at the fbi, it doesn't now make it okay that you just leaked from the very top.
i'm tired of the threats. i'm tired of the leaks. >> maria: you make a really important point here, because peter strzok is the one who has all of these texts that really show us firsthand what the feeling was about donald trump certainly from peter strzok and lisa page's position. i want to bring up this text which we've been talking about all week from the i.g. report. this text is first from lisa page, she's writing to peter strzok. trump's not going to become president, right? peter strzok answers no, no, he won't, we'll stop it. now, this is on august 8th of 2016. peter strzok was put in charge of the trump investigation. he was put in charge of it on july 31st, 2016. so nine days later, after he is put in charge, he writes we will stop it. what's your take on this? >> what that shows, it shows clear intent to run a very biased investigation and, look,
i don't believe for a second that mr. strzok was just happily put in charge of this a week before. strzok and page and the rest of them all knew about this months in advance. they were well aware of what they were doing. they had opened this investigation, maybe not officially, but they were doing lots and lots of bad things that they have not shown congress before that july, late july date. and that's really what we've been investigating here the whole time. and they would help themselves a whole lot if they complied with our subpoenas and gave everything over to congress and, look, here's the bottom line. mr. rosenstein, the deputy attorney general and director wray have to decide whether or not they want to be part of t clean-up crew or they want to be part of the cover-up crew. that's really the decision that they have to make for themselves here. the best way they can be part of the clean-up of this mess is give us all the documents this week so that we can put this behind us and let the american
people begin to heal. >> maria: well-said. i think we should point out that that text we will stop it, why are we just learning about that today? we're going to talk about that. let's take a short break, devin nunes, we'll be back with a lot nunes, we'll be back with a lot more with the chairma experience the 2018 lexus nx and the nx hrid nunes, we'll be back with a lot more with the chairma with a class-leading 31 mpg combined estimate. lease the 2018 nx 300 for $339 a month for 36 months. experience amazing at your lexus dealer. this is not just a yard.
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>> maria: welcome back. we're back on "sunday morning futures" joining me once again is devin nunes. you said you want to be part of the clean-up crew or the cover-up crew. that was a very important analysis that you raise because we're looking at this text from peter strzok to lisa page, his girlfriend, when he says, no, president trump -- donald trump will not be president because we will stop it. that was on august 8th. we just got this information, this text, in the i.g. report. it's all in the i.g. report. how come we didn't see this text sooner than this when we know that just four days later peter strzok said to lisa page, same
couple, he says we need an insurance poll civil we knew we had that insurance policy text hs ago. for some reason, this text did not see the light of day until the i.g. report. why? >> well, what you're going to have to believe -- i'm just telling you -- i'm not saying i believe this, i'm telling you this is the story you're going to hear, is that at the high levels of the department of justice didn't know about this until a week ago and the department of justice and fbi had only learned about it at the beginning of may. now, i'm not sure that's -- that is probably all true at the highest levels they just learned about it. i think the bigger question is that was this just some technical glitch as they tried to claim in the past or did somebody deliberately get rid of that text. you have to understand because that text message is so damaging and shows intent and shows the context of all the other text messages that surround that text
message and it's at the beginning of the investigation, you have to ask yourself, did somebody actually try to remove that text message from the fbi. i think the answer -- it's hard for the american people not to believe that was not removed on purpose. >> maria: you are right, the department of justice tells us, fox news, that the i.g. just gave them that now. so they just learned about it. it's in the i.g. report. so we'll wind chill that. but the broader -- we'll watch that. but the broader point is. >> if i could expand on that, wait a second, you've known about it for a month. wouldn't it have been important for us to know the congressional investigators to know about that even a month ago if you did get a month ago. you probably should have brought it to us fairly quickly. >> maria: explain how christopher yeah -- >wray -->> if i'm in charge of d i want to be part of the clean-up, i bring those text
messages, i say look, you've got to he see this immediately. that's what i would do if you want to be part of the clean-you up. >> maria: how is it possible that christopher wray gets in front of a podium the other day and says we looked at the i.g. report and what we've come up with is that no political bias actually impacted the end result, when we have the head of the trump investigation, peter strzok, sending a text eight days after he gets the job, we will stop it, four days later saying, we need an insurance policy so donald trump doesn't become president ho. hohow.so how could you make them that bias did not impact decision making? >> the left wing media is trying to spin this. what the i.g. report actually says is that as it relates to the clinton e-mail investigation, they couldn't prove bias. >> maria: okay. >> which is far different than that they didn't find any. i know you read a lot of that. i read most of it yesterday,
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>> maria: we are back with house intelligence committee chairman he devin nunes. this is my question as we continue diving into this i.g. repo you have been asking for these documents from the do j and fbi for a year. you had a major meeting on friday and have come up with an agreement that they're going to deliver all of the documents that are left to be delivered to you by next friday. if you do not get those documents this week, by your deadline of friday, what are you going to do? >> well, i would say it's more this, the deadline's not friday. the deadline is this week. if documents do not begin to be
turned over tomorrow and a clear way and path forward for everything else is not clear here in the next couple days, there's going to be hell to pay by wednesday morning because we can no longer -- it's not just about the committee chairman any longer. this is about rank and file members of congress who continue to come up to me and say what are you guys doing. i have many members of the intelligence committee that are republicans that are trying to get to the bottom of these issues, they're relying on me to get the documents so they can complete the investigation that we began. so we are quickly -- this is going to go from just myself and a few committee chairmen to all the members of the house of representatives who will begin to take action against the department of justice and fbi. >> maria: taking action meaning contempt of congress? >> that's just one of the options. that's just one of many options. i can tell you that it's not going to be pretty. >> maria: what's not pretty? are you going to force the resignation of rod rosenstein?
>> we can't force the res egg nation but we -- resignation. we can hold in contempt. we can pass resolutions. we can impeach. look, i think we're getting close to there, right. if they don't have good reasons why they haven't provided us this information, the american people's p have one out my patience has run out. you had i think the speaker of the house and chairman gowdy gave them every opportunity to try to clear all of this up. there's just no time left anymore. it looks like they're trying to run out the clock as i've said many times on your show. >> maria: the bottom line is you're willing to go all the way, you're willing to move to impeachment of the leadership of doj and fbi. >> absolutely, yep. i've been there for a while now. >> maria: we will leave that subject here and obviously we want to talk with you next week, throughout the week, to see if you're getting these documents and where we stand on ts. i want to get to a quick question from you on china, given the tariffs that the president institutedde institut.
we're waiting to see -- china already said it's going to retaliate. i wrote an op ed, saying foreget about having china buying more stuff. the more important issue is t the chinese steel our in intellectual property. business executives from outside china have found too often that they are required to share their innovations via forced technology or the theft of intellectual property. you are investigating china for similar situation in terms of the military movines, correct? >> uh huh. a couple points on intellectual property. our first hearing we had, we looked at military basing across the globe. i read your piece and also secretary mattis had great comments on what he believes the chinese are doing globally and the military footprint that they're putting down. as it relates to intellectual
property, we know that the chinese have -- are very sophisticated in cyber intrusion. in fact, they're probably all over nearly every network globally, every day, trying to glean information out of companies, computer systems, government computer systems. they're very sophisticated and very good at what they do. it also happens to be illegal. what they also do is buy up companies. they buy up companies and they intrude that way, so they can find a way around to go in and get the information and steal it. so these are great innovative ideas that are created in the free market by either ourselves or european countries or other great governments around the world or great countries around the world that have all these people that come together to innovate and then to have that stolen by the chinese government and then put into action and mondamonetize's in china is a bg problem. that's what they've been doing for many years. that's what your piece in real clear politics pointed out.
>> maria: we will leave it there. we'll watch the developments there. obviously this is unnerving for markets and people want clarity on where this is going. congressman, it's good to see you. thanks very much for joining us. >>: a loof news this morning from devin nunes, the chairman of the house intel committee. president trump will meet with house republicans this tuesday to discuss immigration legislation, meanwhile. there are two different bills being proposed, a moderate one written by house leadership and a more co conservative composedy bob goodlatte. my next guest is a member of the house foreign rations committee. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. as a father of five children, happy father's day to all the dads out there. >> maria: happy father's day to you mr. chairman. what are you expecting on tuesday when the president comes to capitol hill to look at these
two bills. >> i've been working for the president of the united states and the administration, i talked to him just yesterday, the president is fully committed to both of these bills. he has put the full weight of his office behind it. the mccall, goodlatte bill, they both i would say provide the four pillars that i discussed with the president at that sort of famous round table discussion. most importantly from my perspective, it's got border security in there. it's got funding for the wall the president really wants. it's got the technology and boots on the ground. and the four pillars being ending chain migration, ending this random visa lottery system, providing border security, and a daca solution. so i think obviously i'd like to see mccall, goodlatte pass on the floor and we wouldn't have to get to a second bill. but if it gets to that point, i do think this is a historic opportunity to advance
conservative agenda that we've been trying to do for the last 25 years, to structurally change the way we do immigration and make it more merit-based rather than random and also get that border secure because, maria, the threats as i get briefed by the secretary and the i.c.e. director, of potential terrorists and drug cartels and all the other stuff is real. >> maria: i want to ask the cooperation you're getting from your colleagues in the senate and certainly your colleagues on the left because this is an issue that america wants taken care of and it just seems that you get to some success and then it stops. >> well, look, i don't think without the president's leadership, and i ablued him tore doing this -- applaud him for doing this, without him coming to capitol hill on tuesday, i don't think we would have the maximum pressure if you will to get us across the goal line. i anticipate on tuesday he's going to be the leader he is and we're going to get something passed out of the house.
what i do worry about is mitch mcconnell and the senate and what can they do. i think this is the beginning of the conversation. we won't get anything done if the house doesn't get its business together. business together. >> maria: hold that t the digital divide is splitting this country. we have parents who are trying to get their kids off of too much social media and computers, and then we have parents who would only hope their children have access. middle school is a really key transition point, right. the stakes start changing. students begin to really start thinking about their futures. what i like about verizon's approach is that it's not limited to just giving kids new tools, it's really about empowering educators to teach in different ways, and exposing kids to more active forms of learning. giving technology is not a total solution. teaching technology, now that is.
request because they are very expensive and also quite provocative. i'm here with congressman michael mccall. what about that? after this historic meeting between kim jong un and the president, a lot of debate over stopping the missile testing that has been taking place between the u.s. and south korea. >> yeah, i think the president and secretary mattis actually supports what the president said with respect to war games and south korea. i think it was a good faith gesture, based on kim jong un's agreement to stop nuclear testing, to destroy nuclear military facilities, and also the remains of our prisoner of war victims over there, to bring those remains home, back home to the united states. so this is in my view the maximum pressure campaign has been working. we're willing to snap back to that at any time. i think the difference between this and the iran negotiations that obama did was that he was
not willing to walk away from the table. i think this president is. i met with the vice president, he said that this -- the chemistry between the two is very positive and i know personal chemistry is important to this president. but always having a healthy amount of skepticism when you deal with north korea. they deceived three prior administrations and presidents and each time gotten concessions from us and then thrown the united states and the global community under the bus. >> maria: and yet you still call this meeting a monumental diplomatic breakthrough. >> i do. i really do. trump is a different president. he's not going to give away the store. he's going to negotiate. if anybody can get this thing done -- it's a big challenge to do so -- he's the man to do it. he's negotiating out of strength, strength through peace like reagan talked about because of the sanctions that we, that
congress and the administration put on them and also kim jong un looks at his shoreline and sees our submarines and our naval ships. he knows that there is another option here and it's not a pretty one and he knows this president is willing to exercise that if necessary. of course that's the fat ha -- h we would least like to see take place. >> maria: it's always a pleasure to see you. thanks so much. >> thanks, maria. >> maria: tomorrow the department of justice inspector general, michael horowitz, will head to capitol hill as well. he's be answering questions about the i.g. report on the clinton e-mail investigation. he will first face members of the senate judiciary committee. on tuesday, he'll return to capitol hill for the joint hearing to address members of both the house j and oversight committees. my next guest will be one of t first people to ask inspector horowitz about his findings. republican congressman john ratcliffe of texas sits on the house judiciary and the homeland
security committees and is a former federal prosecutors. it's great to see you. thank you for joining us. >> you bet. thanks, maria. >> maria: i know you've gone through the i.g. report. do me a favor. go through it for us. you've put it into three categories. explain to our viewers what's most important in terms of this inspector general report. >> it's hard to break down 565 pages, but there are three main take-aways or categories for me. the first one is the i.g. report really tells us that the problems at the fbi and department of justice were more pervasive and problematic than any of us realized. the second thing is it sadly confirms that even though hillary clinton should have been charged with mishandling classified information, she was never really in danger of seeing that happen. and finally, the inspector general report really provides a factual basis to call into question the legitimacy of all
of the actions taken, all of the decisions made and all of the evidence gathered in the first nine months of the trump russia investigation, based on who was in charge of that investigation. >> maria: that's a very good compilation of the three areas that we want to focus on. that first one was the fbi and the doj. here you said it was much more per se surgerper veigh suv thanr pervasive than any of us thought. august 8th, 2016, the text between lisa page and peter strzok. she says trump is not ever going to become president, right? peter strzok says no, no, he won't, we will stop it. interesting to note that peter strzok was put in charge of the trump russia collusion case on july 31, 2016, eight days later, august 8th, he says we will stop it. four days later, another text. we need an insurance policy so that trump doesn't become president.
is that the kind of animus you're referring to? >> it's not limited to he peter strzok. i don't know that the fbi could have chosen anyone worse to lead the trump russia investigation. had they picked hillary clinton to lead that investigation, i don't know that the level of bias or prejudice against donald trump would have been higher. the i.g. report tells us that it's peter strzok and lisa page, but it's also teams of agents and lawyers that are identified in this i.g. report, five of whom have been referred to the office of professional responsibility for their anticipate trump texts and -- anti-trump tex texts. on every page of this report you find some evidence of political bias against donald trump and that really calls into question the work that was done here with respect to the two highest profile investigations in recent times, both the hillary clinton
e-mail investigation, and the trump russia investigation that became the special council matter. >> maria: if anybody has given us a window into how the rank and file or some of the leadership certainly felt about donald trump, it'seter strzok with his text. that has been incredibly revealing. why does he still work there? how is it possible that he still has a job at the fbi? i know he was demoted, but still. >> i can offer you no explanation for that. i would hope that director wray would care enough about the 13,000 folks at the fbi that instead of just offering platitudes about how great an organization is it would defend those 13,000 by holding accountable agents like peter strzok and others who tarnished the badge that the 13,000 other agents hold and to me there's no excuse for him to be employed at the fbi at this point in time.
i would hope that both director wray at the fbi and rod rosenstein at the department of justice would be asking and taking the hard stances and questions that they need to to defend their people and their institutions and hold them accountable. they should be asking tougher questions than members of congress are asking. >> maria: onto the second point, that is the second subset which was the hillary clinton investigation. you say this was supposed to be iousnvestigation. i want to ask you about that because there are texts here too from one agent to another saying, i'm with her. four days before hillary was supposed to be interviewed, one of the agents who was going to interview her sends a text to her or one of the colleagues and says just so you know, i'm with her. this was the person that was going to be interviewing her. i want you to go through what you learned from this i.g. report about the hillary clinton investigation as well as the trump investigation. we'll take a short break and come right back with congressman
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fever, best sleep with a cold, medicine. >> maria: comb back. i'm back with congres john ratcliffe. congressman, let me ask you about the hillary clinton investigation and what you gleaned from the i.g. report because you said to me this weekend when we were talking about this, this was supposed to be a very serious investigation. >> right, maria. you referred to it as the hillary clinton e-mail investigation. we do that. remember what it really was supposed to be was an investigation into whether the secretary of state of the united states violated the espionage act by mishandling classified information. this is a serious matter and should have compelled a serious investigation. yet the i.g. report confirms that exactly the opposite happened. a very light touch where hillary clinton got prefential treatment, limited use of a grand jury, limited use of subpoenas, immunity agreements handed out like candy to witnesses that destroyed
evidence and lied to the fbi. and really speaking to the lack of seriousness, we have this tarmac meeting between loretta lynch and bill clinton and five days later a team of doj and fbi agents and lawyers sit down with hillary clinton and she doesn't get asked a single question about the meeting between their and ther her husband and theres the exxon raise memo that was revised by the entire investigation team before 17 important witnesses including hillary clinton were ever interviewed. so again, she was never going to be charged by obama administration officials for the types of things that we're now finding out many of the folks involved have been accused as well. >> maria: this is all quite extraordinary. is there a chance that there will be charges against jim comey on the very same issues that he was looking at for hillary clinton, the misuse of classified information?
>> i think there's certainly a chance. a lot of this will come forward in testimony. we expect the former director comey will come back because there's a lot in this i.g. report that is inconsistent with testimony or appears to be inconsistent with testimony that he and others have given under oath to various congressional committees. so again, to that point, i mean, you have andrew mccabe accused already of potentially giving false testimony. jim comey is certainly not out of the woods with respect to testimony that he's given or action that he has taken with regard to the handling of classified information and then there's peter strzok. i mean, how he is not seriously considered for obstruction of justice charges based on the text messages and the e-mails that we have seen that really cannot be taken out of context or read any other way. when you say you're going to stop donald trump from becoming president, it doesn't get any
more clear than that. >> maria: we're going to be watching your committee testimony on tuesday. you're going to be one of the people asking the questions of michael horowitz. we'll be watching that and certainly with great interest. congressman, it's good to see you this morning. thanks so much. >> thank, maria. >> maria: up next, alan deer >> maria: up next, alan deer dershowitz wee mom and dad got a new car. it's not theirs, it's mine. the new rx 350l with three rows for seven passengers. lease the 2018 rx 350l and rx 350l awd your lexus dealer. for these terms. experient
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>> maria: welcome back. we have heard a lot of information on this program this morning from the chairman of the intel committee, john cat live e from judiciary and michael mccall. joining us to talk about all of the above is alan dershowitz. great to see you. thanks for joining the conversation. >> thank you. >> maria: what's your take-away on the i.g. report. we heard in the last hour that
obviously there was -- it was laced with bias, the fbi in terms of what -- how they felt about donald trump and how they felt about hillary clinton. there was a dereliction of duty with the hillary clinton investigation. what'sour take-away. >> fbi agents are allowed to be biased. they're allowed to support political candidates. that's part of the law. where i draw the line is when an fbi agent says we'll stop him. that's not an expression of bias. that's not saying who we're going to vote for. that sends a message to the american people that the federal bureau of investigation is going to interfere in an election, in an effort to try to stop the election of one candidate rather than the other. i don't understand how strzok can remain an fbi agent after saying, we'll stop that, we'll stop him from being president. that to me is where the red line was crossed. when he said we need an
insurance policy, i support her, you're entitled to support a candidate if you're an fbi agent. but you're not allowed to try to use your office to stop somebody from being elected president of the united states. >> maria: we've been showing that text all morning where lisa page says to boyfriend, peter strzok, is donald trump going to become president? no, right? and he says, we will stop him. and this was eight days after he was put in charge of the trump russia investigation. so here's the guy who is basically running the investigation saying we'll stop him. by the way, four days later was the other text that you just referred when he said we need an insurance policy. >> right. but there are things here that are more general than just the election. for example, the jailing of manafort on the basis of a prediction or on the basis of an assumption that he did something. there are thousands of people in jail today in america, mostly poor people, who are there on e basis of predictions that
they will do something bad or belief that they did something bad without a trial. i would hope the trump administration would use the manafort case to look into the thousands of poor people who are in prison based on an assumption or a statement by a judge that this p has committed a e without a trial, without any opportunity to dispute what'.what's happening here is e seeing elements of denial of civil liberties. they ought to do the same thing they would be doing if it were poor people who were in prison. this is a time to look at civil liberties from a neutral point of view and improve our system on both sides. take partisanship out of it and have real reform mf this i. >> maria: this is about the rule of law and this is about america. we don't want the tipping of the scales from people who have those powerful positions.
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>> lou: good evening, everybody. our top stories tonight. the long- awaited and much anticipated and long delayed inspector general's report turns out to be little more than a deep state cover up. it isp and then the department of justice watch dog concluded there was no bias at the justice department or f.b.i. we'll take up the fictional sham of investigation. with congressman