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forecast. that is why the long end of the market is still doing quite well. [closing bell rings] you never know. liz: kevin and tim, great to have you here. for a brief shining moment, folks, we were above 25,000. the dow pared some of the losses. we're still ending the day in the red for fifth straight day. melissa: the dow ending the day down over 100 points. well off session lows. it had been down as much as 264 points earlier in the day. s&p 500 closing in the red but the nasdaq is fighting for gains in the final moments of trading. the russell 2000 looks like it will close at a new record high. i'm melissa francis. good to have you back. david: thanks for having me back. i'm david asman. more on the big market movers. here is what else we're covering for you. this is a very busy hour. a lot of news developing right now in washington. we'll be whipping through all of it. senate judiciary committee grilling fbi director christopher wray and inspector
general michael horowitz over his bombshell report released last week, showing james comey's political insubordination and political bias. did the bias affect fbi operations during the election? over at the white house the president is meeting privately with key republican senators in the oval office discussing immigration policies amid growing backlash over the zero tolerance policy. president trump says the democrats are to blame for all of it. sarah sanders will hold the press briefing at white house where she is expected to get asked about a lot of this and more. we'll bring you the very latest throughout the hour. melissa: back to the markets. the dow closing in the red for the fifth trading day in a row, its longest losing streak in two months. nicole petallides on the floor of the new york stock exchange. nicole, talk to me about today's trade. >> we had been down 265 points. we finished down 102. we came off the lows. but the big stories is concern
about a trade war. we saw some tech stocks at new highs, facebook and amazon. we saw russell 2000, new high there again, record for the small caps, the big picture we saw the markets overall under pressure. when you look at the laggards. see a lot of industrial names. boeing, 3m, caterpillar among the laggards weighing on the dow jones industrial average. it was energy and utilities that held on to the green. look at that, jpmorgan. manages to turn into green late in the day. up one quarter of 1%. some of the movers among the laggards, one of the firms, pivotal research, upgraded recently downgraded to a sell. basically saying it is in a no-win situation. it has run up on the idea of the fox deal and it is now at a point that is very high. it is also negative is if the deal doesn't come through. comcast buying fox assets,. does anybody talk about tobacco?
looking at philip morris, altria group, down 2%. they are among 145 goods among the tariffs from china imposed tariffs july 6th. watch that. they have been among losers. last but not least. look what happened to gamestop. halted with heavy volume. a big surge up 9%. that is all on buyout talk. private equity firm sycamore partners is one thrown around over time. neither sycamore nor gamestop are commenting. gamestop had a nice pop there. back to you. melissa: thank you, nicole. david: let's bring in today's market panel. adam lashinsky, to "fortune" magazine a fox news contributor and liz peek columnist for foxnews.com. liz, we saw the dow 200 points to the negative side. a lot of pessimism about trade wars and worries about profits slowing down, this rate inversion thing. but in the end 100 points to the downside isn't that bad and it
seems like the fundamentals of this economy are strong enough to overwhelm the concerns, am i wrong? >> no, i think that is exactly right. basically you have a very strong, not only underlying growth, more and more people come up with 4% plus for the second quarter now and by the way for subsequent next two quarters, probably over3%. that translates into strong profit growth. there was article recently saying maybe profit growth for the s&p had peaked in the first quarter or in the second quarter. maybe so, but those numbers are unsustainable. we all know there was a big one-time bounce from the tax cuts. david: right. >> no one expects to see that going forward. really those are just not the concerns -- david: by the way just to be specific about it, like 25% increase. >> 25. david: you can't do that every quarter. but, adam, the finance funds, a lot of fundamentals show the economy to be strong, whether unemployment, whether what is happening with new investment, whether corporate profits.
are those positive signals strong enough to overcome concerns about trade and other thinks? >> well, all of them taken together i would say yes, they're strong enough to overcome concerns about trade, particularly because the trade story tend to change every day, david. some days we think, all hell is breaking loose and other days we think, well, the two sides will kick the can down the road another two weeks. then we'll decide how big of a problem this is. i think it could be a very big problem. at the end of the day, could put an end to the economic expansion if we get into a full-blown trade war with china. we probably won't because neither side wants one but every time i say probably, that is not good for the economy or the market. melissa: audi ceo rupert sadler arrested in germany in connection with his role in the diesel emissions scandal. volkswagen admitted in 2016 rigging nearly 11 million
diesel-powered vehicles including audi miles, models, with software that allowed them to cheat on emissions tests. what does it tell you auto executives are willing to go to jail to cheat on these emissions tests? i mean what does that say? >> well, first of all the wheels of justice turn slowly. we think things happen slowly here, it really happens slowly in germany that it has taken this long to happen. i think we have a corporate culture, i dare say we have a government culture where people try to get away with things that seemed like a good idea until they aren't. that appears to be what happened here, a very, very bad idea to fudge this data. melissa: liz, what do you think? >> well i think so. it continued to expand. i think volkswagen has paid over $20 billion in fines and various penalties on this. look, why does the ceo do that? it is existential threat to his company. i guess they really couldn't come up with the kind of performance that they needed to
stay in business or sell cars in the u.s. this is what they turn to. this is terrible blot and stain on this very fine long-time company's aretation. i'm not surprised it continues to go on. >> i agree with that. melissa: adam, it is amazing, are the standards that high this ceo felt like this was the only way to deal with it? do they just not have the technology? how could they have thought this was the best answer? what does it say about either the environment or the pressure within the company or the pressure for these standards? >> it's funny i was thinking, i was thinking, thinking the same exact thing but from a different perspective. melissa: okay. >> isn't great, isn't it great we have these regulations that enforce high standards, even difficult high standards on these companies? i was in china three weeks ago. the pollution was just terrible. what we know is that we have the technology to solve the problem. you have the emissions standards
be high and the air is better. they won't do it because, fork economic reasons. they're concerned about slowing growth. we in the west, germany, united states, said no, we care about clean air. we made standards very high for very good reasons i think. >> it has to be a conversation. >> i agree. >> they have to work towards an abject tiff with the administration. i think the obama administration put down fiats what these engines should be able to do. diesel engines are inherently pretty dirty. i think volkswagen just couldn't comply. melissa: guys, thank you. >> thank you. david: meanwhile on capitol hill, a very heated hearing. fbi director chris wray and doj inspector general michael horowitz testifying in front of the senate judiciary committee about the ig report about the clinton email investigation which revealed more evidence of bias by fbi investigators. edward lawrence is in d.c. edward, the question is whether the bias affected fbi
operations? reporter: depends on how ask the answer to that question but for the past two hours fbi director christopher wray and inspector general michael horowitz have been on the hot seat this, is lecture more of the senators towards the fbi director, using facts in the inspector general's report. continuing that lecture, senator orrin hatch wanted to make sure that the fbi director made sure he wasn't happy with what he read. >> these were senior agency officials they were running two of the most important investigations in the powerbureau's history. they were ensy borednant, grossly unfor professional and even untruthful. let's not pretend this is one-off problem. there is serious problem with the culture at fbi headquarters. reporter: senator hatch
referring to the text messages between the man in charge of the clinton email investigation and a fbi attorney making sure that the president trump would not win the election. democrats go to page 283, the conclusion, there was no political bias or political motive for the prosecutor's decision not to charge hillary clinton for her e-mail server. dianne feinstein wanted to make that point clear. christopher wray said he would change the culture coming out of the report for the fbi. there is additional training for the agents that it is not okay to send bias or politically-biased message, but he says mistakes were made but defending rank-and-file. david: nowherer. >> as tough on the fbi as the
inspector general was. melissa? melissa: republican congressman mike turner from ohio. a member of the house intelligence committee. thanks so much for joining us. >> thank you for having me. melissa: senator lindsey graham, said they didn't think any amount of political bias influenced whether or not to charge hillary clinton. he said if you send a text that we will not allow trump to become president. by definition that would mean that they can't charge hillary clinton with anything or else they would be allowing president trump -- already the nominee, allowing him to become president. so didn't it, didn't it for sure impact how they conducted their investigation? >> well i think what this clearly shows, and thank goodness for the ig's report that we now this ability to have a public discussion, about the comey culture of the fbi and what fbi director wray has to
do. you can't have a culture where somebody in the fbi, we, including the fbi agent, won't let that happen, have the tools of the fbi and department of justice at hand. these are very dangerous words and certainly i think fbi director wray needs to understand, this is not just an issue of training. this is an issue of intent. that is what troubles the american people. that is what troubles all of us when you look at comey culture, unilateralism, of leaks, changes standards as they deliberated but knowing that there was this political overtone i think really is troubling. >> it was also, one of the other texts from even a different age sent where they said trump voters were low to middle class -- they talked about their mental capacity and just, really degrading terms about a huge swath of america, people who voted for president trump. i mean can you imagine if, for example, there were texts between nypd officers or any
police law enforcement where they talked about a group of human beings in such derogatory terms like that, they, how could you trust them to enforce the safety and law around this group of people that they clearly, totally disrespect? i don't know that the american people feel like director wray is taking seriously enough how concerning all of this is? >> right. when you look at the text themselves, people got to the point where they're putting in writing what their thoughts are, conversing with. they're openly sharing among each other that goes beyond issue training, who they are, what their motivations are, what expectations what they are using empower entrusted to them. i hope director wray understands this. this is an issue not just the credibility of the organization, this inherently a threat to the democracy, a threat to the fbi. it is certainly a threat to the trust that we put into them. and it needs more of a, an
attention from the fbi director than merely issue of training. i think comey did unbelievable damage to the fbi. we're seeing it now in the ig's report. melissa: right. >> we felt it as he was undertaking the investigation of the clinton emails and also then when it came to light that he had both presidential campaigns under fbi investigation but now we're actually seeing as applied to the individuals very troubling words were being used. >> wasn't just the two of them. many other people were texting very similar things we've seen through this investigation. obviously they felt like they were working in a culture this was okay, accepted by their boss. they felt it, said it to each other, and were willing to text it to each other. what is the remedy for that? you said it is not training that is true. what do you do. >> if you couple what the ig report says about leaks, in addition to having their own personal agendas as opposed to
looking and applying the law and upholding the law they also felt they needed to, you know leak information out into the media, to try to change the public discourse and not just sit at their desks and do their jobs with respect to applying the law in very important ways. the fact that they have both had these motivations, were using the tools of the fbi and then, were actively leaking information to the press shows that this is unprofessional conduct. melissa: yeah. >> this is very troubling. this needs to rise to level of director wray understanding, he needs to overhaul the agency. melissa: overhaul, maybe a cleansing of a lot of employees in order to send a message this isn't okay, because, it was the message was sent before it was okay? >> that is exactly it. there are great people the fbi and department of justice. melissa: sure. there are more bad apples than just those two we come to learn. congressman turner, we appreciate your time. david: congressman, they had a double box, you can see the
testimony. that is of course horowitz, the inspector came out with really tough report which really does differ in substance and editorial 10 from that of chris wray, the fbi director, who naturally is standing up for his own people. it is inspector general's job to be tough on those people if they make a mistake and clearly they made mistakes. you can see the different expressions on the faces of those guys. melissa: very true, very true. david: we'll monitor the hearing on capitol hill throughout this hour and take you back there when things heat up again. we have former fbi countertear deputy assistant director terryterchy. if seen him before he knows what he is talking about. he will tell us what the needs to be done at agency to regain the public's trust. melissa: the white house firing back against the critics as controversy grows over the trump administration zero tolerance policy at the southern border, allowing children to be separated from their families. the president blaming the democrats for playing politics instead of fixing the law.
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differently. last one. day after the election, fbi attorney 2, i just can't imagine the systemic disassembly of the progress we have made over the last eight years. affordable care act is gone. who knows if the rhetoric about deporting people, walls and crap is true. i honestly feel like there is going to be a lot more gun issues too. general, do you believe in the tooth fairy? >> nope. >> do you believe in the easter bunny? >> nope. >> do you believe that jimmy hoffa died of natural causes? >> not based on what i've read. >> do you honestly believe that the american people are going to look at this report and look at
those emails and not believe that there was bias and people acting on bias and that the fix was in at the fbi? >> i completely understand the concern, senator, and that's why we laid all this out here and that's why we found that it impacts the credibility of the handling of the investigation and the what, we say here is not as senator crapo mentioned is that there was no bias but rather, what we were asked to look at whether the specific decisions we reviewed were affected by bias and, those particular decisions here were, that we're talking about, were decisions made mostly by the prosecutors, not by any of the individuals you just indicated there, and where there was that concern, which was in october,
where agent strzok was in fact a decision-maker, it is precisely why we found the concern we found. >> let me stop you. if i go now, i can get in one more question. >> go ahead. >> your classified index. >> yes. >> does it contain or discuss an email that refers to a conversation allegedly between attorney general lynch and a person by the name of amanda renteria? >> i'm not sure what i can say about that publicly given its, given the matter is classified. so i would ask you if i can get back to you on that. i'm hesitant to say anything in a public forum about that. >> would you allow our chairman and our ranking member to see the classified index? >> absolutely. what we're trying to do, senator, is what ended up happening is, because of the nature of the information, it
was classified at such a high level by the intelligence community, we don't make that decision, by the intelligence community, that it limited even members who can see it as we as the staffs. what we're doing right now is, and i asked that the deputy attorney general's office to help facilitate this, go back to the intelligence community and let us know how we can address, whatever caused this to be classified at that high level, so that we can make sure that we can write it at a level and get it to the members including the, as to the question you raised promptly and they told us they are doing that. we very much want the committee to see this information. >> yours was a very professional report. don't agree with all the conclusions but i want to thank you for that. >> i appreciate it. >> senator whitehouse. david: john kennedy from louisiana, always putting, pretty straight arrow as far as
questioning people like the inspector general horowitz who you see there, and saying very openly that there have been problems in the past with releasing information because it was highly classified. he is saying they're going to go the distance trying to make that stuff available now. that is good news. melissa: also him, reading one of the texts, i am so stressed about what i could have done differently. this is an fbi agent after the election. what they could have done differently to stop this from happening. it is really astonishing, it is really distressing, upsetting, that is the point he was trying to drive home. david: we'll have more after this. man: i got scar tissue there.
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we are monitoring this meeting and we will bring you a in the headlines a commodity. david: president trump hitting back hard at critics of this immigration policy early today. take a listen. >> the united states will not the a migrant camp and it will not be a refugee holding facility. it won't be. you look at what's happening in europe. you look at what's happening in other places. we can't allow that to happen the united states, out of my watch. we want safety we want security for our country. david: to discuss this attempt hacks and general good to see you. would what a think about what the president said? >> his job is to enforce existing law. under president obama he did not enforce existing law and created an incentive for people to come here with their children because they would get relief. what president trump is doing its securing the border just like he said he would do. david: let's talk about what
existing law is because some are saying he is making it up with separation of family. the national review wrote about separation what happens. separation happens only if they find the adult is falsely claiming to be the child's parent or separate to the child or its in criminal proceedings. that sounds relatively reasonable as to why you would separate children from adults. that troop? >> those are the reasons that we separate parents from children and that is required. the clinton administration negotiated back in 19 anti-seven so this is than the loss and 97. david: so the president has not changed existing immigration law with regard to separations of children from their parents? >> that is correct. president obama created an incentive for people to come there with their children. effectively what we have with that type of system is we have open borders.
we don't really have security. we just opened up to anyone who wants to bring children and there effectively let go on our country. david: one thing a president obama couldn't ignore his 125,000 unaccompanied young people came into the united states below the age of 16 from the time of 2010 until 2016. 125,000 unaccompanied children came to the u.s.. what happened to them and why wasn't the uproar happening then about what he was doing? >> i'm not sure why there was not an uproar because obviously created a difficult situation for those border states that were having to accommodate that many children without their parents and effectively if it was an open border for everyone. david: i've got to touch on something, tragedy that happened this weekend in the state of texas where a ban -- a fan that
was carrying illegal immigrants with trying to outrun patrol officers are border patrol officers going at speeds of 100 miles an hour in gotten to a crash. we are looking at the result of the crèche which resulted in the death of five illegal immigrants. i'm just wondering what your thoughts are because i'm thinking oh my god they are probably going to blame the border patrol for the death of these people when in fact it was a smugglers that should be blamed, right? >> absolutely. it's a sad situation. it's horrible that their lives ended that way but it's indicative of the problem we have on the border and in fact if we don't stop it we are going to get a lot more of this along with the crime that we have. david: it shows you the results of illegal immigrants particularly the smugglers who believe they can get away with laws that were lax. >> absolutely. they have been affected in the past and they are convinced they could he effective in the future. what i like about what we are
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>> we found inappropriate political messages we uncovered uncovered -- cast a cloud over the investigation about the credibility of the fbi's handling of the and impact of the reputation of the fbi. that's doj inspector general michael horowitz and fbi director christopher wray testifying before the judiciary committee following the release of aig report of the clinton e-mail probe. here's a former fbi counterterror deputy assistant director. it's good to see you terry. those are pretty harsh words from the inspector general. do you think he's on target? >> he is on target. the only thing that he missed when he fired one of the shots
is there is a political bias in connection with this case. clearly he was staying closely within the framework of what an ig does and how they can include things like this but this is all washington talk. anybody who reads that reporter in a former or current agent knows there is political bias and certainly the clinton e-mail case than having control carefully. david: he did change that a little. we were just listening to what he said in an answer to a question. it did affect operations but he wasn't saying it didn't and his comments were a lot tougher than chris wray's prelet's play a soundbite from christopher rake to get your appraisal. >> although the report did not find any evidence of political bias or in proper consideration impacting the investigation under review the report did identify errors of judgment, violations of our disregard for policy and decisions that at
least in the benefit of hindsight were certainly not the best choices. david: not the best choices, errors in judgment. that's pretty soft compared with the ig said. >> this goes way beyond errors in judgment. it goes beyond it and i'll give you the best example david. september 28, new york served a warrant. he immediately realized even though their primary wishon was not hillary clinton they realized, they told their boss william sweeney the fbi assistant director then he called andrew mccabe that very day. that's how quickly the of him. a month later fbi headquarters that clinton -- closed and a month later they still have enacted on 300,000 e-mails on anthony weiner's computer. shows you those agents in the new york office knew that there was something wrong with this
and they kept hounding fbi headquarters to act. this shows you the things that went on there were simply not right. david: the question is specifically whether the bias affected operations. lindsey graham who is no fan of donald trump. most of us remember how mad they were at each other during the campaign for presidency during the primaries. he came out and i think he put his finger right on the subject and really express the thought that's going through a lot of heads in america right now. let's just play that sound bite. >> i think there was a lot of bias that did protect an investigation that to me is almost impossible using any standard as a prosecutor or even as a defense attorney. this is on october 20. david: the point here terry as he thought the bias did affect
fbi operations. we only have about 15 seconds. what do you think? >> absolutely a did. there's no question my mind nothing about this makes any sense in that there was control of this investigation inside the investigation with people like peter strzok and andrew mccabe and director comey. david: terry thank you so much for being here. appreciate it. melissa: the white house press briefing is pushback. scheduled for the next half hour or so. the secretary of the department of homeland security will be joining press secretary sarah sanders to answer questions on the administration's immigration policy. this is the subject of great debate in washington. "fox business" poll bring it to you live just as soon as it happens and again we expect that within the next half an hour so we are keeping an eye on that right there. david: it's like a three-ring circus today. meanwhile this trouble for tesla. a fire igniting an electric car in the middle of the santa monica boulevard.
david: cars on fire. more than 150,000 buyers catch fire every year at 17 per hour according to the fire protection agency but this weekend it was for tesla burning and of course that made national headlines. susan lee joining us from the newsroom. >> west wing actress mary mccormack tweeting her husband's model as my catching on fire spontaneously this week in los angeles. a scary scene as she tweeted thank god my three girls were not that my husband at the time. andy kohr's has been well-known director. this tesla follows autopilot crashes and utah and florida which has not been good pr for an electric carmaker.
tesla says it's an extremely rare occurrence and they are investigating this case. then the short squeeze started after investors took note of elon musk's to eat warning goes against tesla stock. what's going to happen in three weeks? i think it goes back to the mass market model s and three pardon me. they have until the end of the month to get their poorly production target of 5000 model threes per week in wrapping up a time this weekend to get there and i should point out musk has burned short-sellers in the past. you warned about the tsunami of 500% in the 12 months afterwards. back to you guys. they van a smart cookie that guy guy. good to see a susan. melissa: scrutiny on capitol hill the head of the fbi and doj inspector general are
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the group for people to lead the clinton e-mail investigation were leading the russian investigation until such time as director mueller the special counsel terminated their services because of the appearance of conflict of interest. >> we wait out the concern that when this choice was made in october whether to work on this in terms of mr. struck in particular the russian investigation verses the laptop matter the choice was to make that a higher priority the
russian matter of the clinton matter and we were not convinced that was not a biased decision. melissa: that was it. shocking information coming out of the senate hearing on the newly-released ig report on the went on e-mail investigation just as fbi agent peter strzok says he is willing to testify in front of congress. here now is dan haniger from a "wall street journal". he is also a "fox news" contributor. they were not convinced that the decision to turn on the hillary clinton imo matter to move on and focus on russia instead. they were not convinced that it was not biased. what do you make of that? >> what i make of it is that is the inspector general speaking in a very ig careful way. we were not condensed meaning any normal person looking normal person looking at it would say no way whatsoever was it possible there was not political bias involved in that decision. melissa: also lindsey graham gave a simple question of logic.
do you conclude that they may have been biased but it didn't influence the e-mail investigation. they said we will not let him become president. we will stop it and then they had to decide whether or not to prosecute hillary clinton and de facto i mean by default if they said hillary clinton was guilty of anything than they were in fact not stopping then candidates from from being president, right? >> that's right and let's keep in mind it wasn't just the ig report made clear not just peter strzok and lisa page exchanging these e-mails. that sort of thing was exchanged by fbi agent number one between agent number five and fbi attorney number two with another employee. at least six people employed at a high level of the fbi works changing the source of e-mails reflecting a complete collapse of professional discipline through this period. melissa: one other thing that
i'm stressed about what i could have done differently the day after the election, what they could have done differently obviously to prevent the outcome that they were bemoaning at that point. it also proves that they were working in an environment where this kind of behavior was condoned because how could he have so many people texting the same thing to each other without any fear of what was going to happen to them or any idea that this was totally inappropriate. they must be working in a culture. >> curious as the word melissa and in my opinion your wray, i don't know what the word will be. some are underplaying this not conveying the seriousness i think with which the american people are taking this. those agents were working in a hyperpoliticized environment during that period and it seems to me that either mr. wray or deputy attorney general rod rosenstein ought to give a very
major speech to the fbi itself is saying now hear this, that sort of behavior cannot be condoned and will be sanctioned. melissa: it will take something very dramatic to drive that home. we talked about different types of training. training is going to fix a system where you have people and i think this is most frightening part where they sit there and they are talking about their open disdain for who huge group of the american people. they are talking about trump voters as being quote. they are pos referring to them. even the people that they are supposed to be protecting and helping in serving and defending their rights. can you imagine if they were having that text conversation back and forth about a religious group or a certain race of people within the u.s.? would we still trust them to safeguard those people? >> no, i don't think so. it was the culture back at that time and i think all of these
fbi agents and i would say people around washington have to look inward and decide how they let themselves go off the rails like this. recall that after donald trump got the nomination and after he won there was truly a sense of panic among many of the elite that someone had gotten elected president who should not be president. one thing for private opinion around the dinner table but to see agents inside the fbi seemingly acting on that impulse is really quite mind-boggling. melissa: they do seem to be acting on it. and thank you for your time. we appreciate it. david: even though the ig was careful about the way he phrased it it's obvious in the mind of most americans. making exploration of space great again. president trump's move to revive the u.s. space program and create a brand-new branch of the military.
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president trump: very importantly i'm hereby directing the department of defense and pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces that's a big statement. we are going to have the air force and we are going to have the space force, separate but equal. melissa: wow. david: he thinks big doesn't he some a whole new branch of the military. melissa: i mean if we didn't have so much else going on today that would have been the headline that's a really big deal. david: it sure is. and again as if we didn't have enough to report we are awaiting now the white house press briefing scheduled to begin at any moment. dhs secretary kristin nielsen will be joining press secretary sarah sanders to answer questions about the administrations immigration policies, fox business will bring it to you live and again that immigration policy is what
would have been our lead had it not been for the hearing with michael horowitz and wray. melissa: lots to go around they need to all sit down and get something done on immigration, everyone is at fault here that does it for us. david: evening edit starts right now. >> the public trust is negative ly impacted when law enforcement officials make statements reflecting bias. we did not have confidence for the decision of deputy assistant director strzok to prioritize the russia investigation, we're following up on the weiner laptop was free from bias in light of his text message. we also found that in key moment s, then fbi director comey departed from fbi and department and his decision to negatively impacted the perception of the fbi and the justice department as their administrator's justice liz: okay, we're going to bring you the fireworks of what