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whiten. don't miss deirdre bolton's interview with disney's ceo bob iger. tomorrow on mornings with maria. good night. ♪ ♪ lou: good evening, everybody. special counsel robert mueller today breaking his silence and doing so in a somewhat bizarre fashion. he said his special counsel report spoke for itself. but then he spoke for almost ten minutes. during which he claimed that his role as special counsel was never to prove that the president committed a crime of collusion or obstruction, and then he claimed he could never have charged him had he found such evidence. which, by the way, he didn't. >> and under longstanding department policy, a president cannot be charged with a federal
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crime while he is in office. that is unconstitutional. even if the charge is kept under seal and hidden from public view, that too is prohibited. the special counsel's office is part of the department of justice, and by regulation it was bound by that department policy. charging the president with a crime was, therefore, not an option we could consider. lou: mueller adding nothing to body of public knowledge about what he did for almost two years or what he did with that $35 million of taxpayer money. the only thing that is clear as a result of his almost ten minutes of musings is that his investigation was a partisan event, a vehicle, in fact, that provided the radical dems and the national left-wing media with a constant drum beat of negativity that served to
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support and fuel the radical dems' theft of the 2018 midterm election. and now the dems control the house, and they're spending, it seems, every waking moment searching for ways in which to obstruct, to undermine and overthrow the president of the united states. more than a dozen committees now focusing attacks on the president, his administration, even his family. none more hell bent in his hatred of our president than house judiciary committee chair jerry nadler. >> with respect to impeachment question, at this point all options are on the table, and nothing should be ruled out. we are following through in our investigation, we will continue to do so, and we'll make decisions as they seem indicated. lou: what a nasty, vile person. we take a closer look at mueller, the radical dems and their corrupt efforts to collude, conspire and subversion and the overthrow of the trump
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presidency. an all-star lineup, ed rollins, tom fitton, eric trump, congressman matt gaetz, ronna mcdaniel among our guests. and we continue our coverage of the violent outbreak of severe weather after another round of storms slammed through communities from kansas to pennsylvania. our top story tonight, robert mueller today broke his silence and in so doing, set off the left-wing national media and the braying radical dems on capitol hill. most of them pretended to make much of mueller's nine minutes of musings; that is, they took mr. mueller's remarks to mean that the radical dems must do what mueller couldn't. namely, impeach the president. and they've been trying to subvert him for the past three years. the sanctimonious mueller today said of his official special counsel report, the report, quote, is my testimony, end
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quote. and then he went on to say that, quote, it is important that the office's written work speak for itself, end quote. and then he said of his so-called final comments today, quote, i hope and expect this to be the only time that i speak about this matter, end quote. again, let me offer, if i may, this translation: mr. mueller seems to mean exactly the opposite of what he's saying. his report is done, but he is obviously not. in my view, he means to speak out and to do so loudly, because -- as his 448-page report, his subsequent letter to justice department and today his remarks have made clear -- he is a partisan, and he is on a mission. mueller and his refusal the leave the stage is the subject of my commentary here later in tonight's show. joining me now, former reagan white house political director, fox business political analyst,
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ed rollins. ed, great to have you here. >> thank you. lou: what do you make of mueller as he clings to the stage and tries to explain again that his report is his testimony as his testimony broadens and broadens and broadens? >> tells me we could have kept $35 million and spent it somewhere else in government. we certainly didn't need two years of this investigation to come up with absolutely nothing. he basically made a declaration that there was no way he could indict a president because of the rules of justice and the rules -- and the reality is he should have made that statement right up front and walked away. there was no charge against the president, the president didn't do anything wrong, and i think at the end of the day the american public are going to watch the democrats make big fools out of themselves. lou: let's be clear, the mueller special counsel knew, knew long before the 2018 midterms that there was no conspiracy, no collusion of any sort however you want to characterize it with the russians on the part of the trump campaign or the trump
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presidency. yet he persisted, and he persisted in the obvious -- for the obvious partisan purpose of stealing, permitting the democrats to steal that election. >> well, certainly created the dialogue that was negative for the republicans, and they couldn't run away from it. finish the bottom line is, as i said, first week, second week he was there he should have stood up, called a press conference and said there's nothing there, we're all going to go home and, basically, go on -- let the president go on and do his job, because there is nothing there. there was no collusion, as has been said, there's no conspiracies, there was no, you know, getting people like manafort, any u.s. attorney could have done that and done that easily -- lou: and a dozen russians who will never -- >> right. lou: -- never see a u.s. courtroom of any kind. >> absolutely. and my issue, again, it never came out today the, is this all occurred during the obama administration. this did not occur during the trump -- trump was elected the first tuesday in november, and this had all gone on before, the
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russian stuff. why wasn't the obama team doing something about it? lou: your sense of mark warner today, the vice chair of the senate intelligence committee, which under richard burr continues its -- it is so-called investigation. he basically -- he said today to intelligence community defy the attorney general of the united states as he investigates the investigators, and the democrats will back you up. have you ever heard of such a thing? >> no, i haven't. but the reality is for two years this guy has basically blocked everything that we've tried to do. what he's basically saying is blocking the president, this is -- the intelligence community reports to president of the united states. the president has asked barr to go investigate and find out what was wrong there. for the him to say as a member of the senate, vice chairman of the committee, that we will basically block any efforts on the part of the president to find out what went on among his people is outrageous.
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lou: so let me ask you about lindsey graham, chair of the judiciary committee in the senate. i'm going to say this as sweetly and gently as i can. where are the republicans in the senate, and why isn't there a response to mendacity, the viciousness, the vileness of the democrats as they attack this president? >> well, i watched tv all day today, and they were missing in action totally. there was nobody out there to defend this president, and it was easy to defend. this was the most outrageous thing i've seen in my 50 years in politics. at the end of the day, they're going to basically drag this thing out with their six or seven investigative committees in the house and try and find stuff that's to not there. and it's time for it all to go away. lou: is it your judgment that, ultimately, the republican party will stand the up for this president? >> i certainly hope so, and i'll lose all faith in the republican party, and it's pretty small at this point in time if they don't stand up. equally as important, gutless
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democrats, i think, are having a hard time with all of this, and they realize the consequences of the election. the speaker was all over the place today trying to make sure, and nadler, he's been wanting to do this for months and months now, is still being brave and courageous. they want a road map handed to them that basically says here's how to indict him, how to get rid of him, and there's not one there. lou: the radical dems are just, they're beneath contempt. i mean, they have become something -- >> right. lou: -- they are the party of hate. they are the that party that isi mean, what they're doing is unconscionable, and i cannot for the life of me figure out where the right-wing media is. they know what this party is doing, and they're. [audio difficulty] from his campaign, responding to mueller sanctimonious nonsense
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today saying this: president trump has been fully and completely exonerated. mueller said his investigation is over, the case is now closed. now it's time to turn to origins of the russia hoax and get to bottom of why the trump campaign was spied on by the obama era doj and fbi. anyone who is for transparency, constitutional civil liberties and the rule of law should want to know why human sources, wiretapping and unmasking were used to infiltrate a presidential campaign. >> all i can say is, amen. that's a perfect statement. actually, very truthful and needs to be put across this country. lou: ed rollins -- >> thank you. lou: -- good to see you. coming up next, more than a dozen congressional committees opening investigations trying to harass the president and carry out political persecution of the president and his family. we take that up tonight. our special guest, eric trump. also, the desperate dems and
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their friends in the national left-wing media want more, more, they say, from robert mueller. >> this is in a way very frustrating to resistance and to some democrats who had hoped that robert mueller was going to get in there and get the truth about what happened. >> his hands were tied. he could do nothing else. >> hearing bob mueller raise his right hand, testify to congress, that would be quite illuminating for most americans rather than going through and clicking through 400 pages of a report. >> we expected a verdict from mueller -- >> when did he tell us we weren't going to get a verdict? lou: the radical dems, they're frustrated and disappointed in robert mueller. and yet some members of the national left-wing media were saying this really is an open, open charge to go ahead and impeach the president. facts, opinion. what's happening in the national left-wing media? we'll have all of that and much more right after this break. stay with us. ♪
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lou: robert mueller today took 9:40 n which he announced his resignation of special counsel, the closing of the special counsel office and to announce his return to private life of and, of course, recast the
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purpose of the creation of the special counsel's office that he led for two years. mueller would have us believe it was all about russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. it was not. if it were, mueller would have been investigating the role of the intelligence community and its 17 agencies that apparently didn't realize what was happening in the months of campaigning leading up to election and all of that russian interference. if it were, why would the president's firing of dirty cop james comey have triggered the special counsel? doesn't that seem inconsistent, if not contradictory? if it were, why do we have no explanation as to why the fbi relied on a third party for the claim that the democratic national committee had been hacked, and ostensibly by russians? why would the special counsel focus only on the so-called
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trump campaign response to russian efforts to intervene, to influence the 2016 election? why not just a little, little reference to obama administration, president obama, his administration responsible for the integrity of that election? and why the obama administration and the intel community did nothing at all in response to russian intervention until the last month of that administration. call it meddling, if you will. the campaign and the election of 2016 seemed, well, it seemed to have some problems with responding to that russian interference that we're assured by so many was in collusion with the trump cam and president -- n and president trump. mr. mueller avers that he and his counsel's office conducted an independent criminal investigation. those were his words today.
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but then he obfuscates, either intentionally or perhaps otherwise, as he claimed that from, the -- from doj principles and policy he concluded that the special counsel could not reach a determination one way or another about whether president trump committed a crime. simply put, that is a conclusion, and it's equally obvious that mueller is unhappy with his conclusion and deeply, deeply troubled that 22 months of investigation produced an obvious conclusion that only a partisan would resist. mueller couldn't overthrow the president. but in that almost two years, he gave the democrats all they needed to steal the 2018 midterms. now it is time for justice, true justice. and this time it will be courtesy of attorney general william barr. joining us tonight, judicial watch president tom fitton. tom, good to have you with us.
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your thoughts about the performance of robert mueller today. >> well, i don't know what reputation he had that deserved any credence til now, but it's no longer there. he's really destroyed whatever reputation he's had with this political attack on the president, turning the rule of law on its head, suggesting the president is guilty and, because he can't prove otherwise, we should conclude that he should be impeached. it's an abuse of power once again by the mueller special counsel and him personally. you know, he had some plausible deniability. there was this gargantuan report out there, with we knew he had hired all these anti-trumpers, but he came out and personally endorsed this abusive attack on the president, doubling down on the corruption from the report, you know? and i think highly of attorney general barr, but i think he's been too differential to special counsel.
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he should have shut this report down before it was even written, and it's been abuse piled on top of abuse targeting president trump. and this mr. mueller, he needs to be investigated as well. the office of professional responsibility should be asking why did this justice department prosecutor come out and suggest wrongdoing by an innocent person without any foundation? because there is no foundation. if there was a foundation, there would have been indictments or requests for an indictment while highlighting that. outrageous. lou: turning our judicial system on its head, saying that you have to prove your innocence, in effect, particularly for the president of the united states. is it a coincidence that james comey, the dirty cop, wrote an op-ed that was published just a day ahead of the mueller remarks today? is -- doesn't that strike you as odd, coincidental, perhaps? >> i'm trying to figure out who's worse in terms of ethics, comey and mueller. they're two peas in a pod when
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it comes to attacking president trump. i have some -- you know, i do hope mr. mueller testifies. i know some don't want to see him testify. he should be asked why is it, despite his conflicts, that he accepted this appointment. why is it despite the knowing that comey stole fbi records and then leaked them illegally to get him appointed, he continued to participate in that corrupt process? what about all these biased democrat and anti-trump pro-hillary clinton donors he hired? when did he know there was no collusion? if when did he know there was no collusion? and as you point out, why didn't he shut it down then? lou: and this relationship between james comey and robert mueller, many years in its duration. but do you suppose it persisted even as the special counsel and the fired former fbi director, could they have possibly been colluding? should there be an investigation of that collusion? because there are too many coincidences, it seems to me.
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>> well, we've asked for documents about that collusion. remember, mr. mueller allowed mr. comey to testify despite his being in the middle of this massive obstruction investigation. we thought that was curious. lou: yeah. >> and this is why there needs to be at least an internal ethics investigation of the way the mueller operation proceeded and its interaction with some of these witnesses. you know, mr. mueller, for instance, strzok was caught red-handed writing these anti-trump texts, these pro-hillary clinton texts. strzok testified, mueller didn't ask him one question about whether or not his anti-trump hatred influenced the investigation. mueller was disinterested in that. isn't that curious? lou: it is curious. and after today there are more questions about the witch hunt, as the president first characterized it which i think is an apt description of what this turned out to be. mueller says that charging the
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president, he at least tries to intimate that charging the president was never an option. so why did he persist at all? he didn't, by the way. there were no co-conspirators indicted. so why did he persist at all? and if there are no co-conspirators and there is no evidence -- he said he carried out an independent criminal investigation -- then why in the world did he have any kind of reservation about saying clearly no evidence whatsoever of obstruction or collusion? >> well, try to follow his -- i is suggest to your listeners go and read what he said. it's full of legal health care iggle -- higgle-piggle. he's all over the place. mr. barr has testified that mueller did not say that justice department policy about -- lou: yes, three times. >> -- can't be indicted guided his decision making here.
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so now he's changed his tune, and it's all -- i think he wants to, he's worried about the momentum of impeachment be kept moving forward. this was about as political an intervention in our system as any justice department mow's ever done. lou: by the way, what we're hearing from the democrats as of right now is that they're frustrated with the mueller performance and his, the content of that performance which, obviously, many democrats -- as you heard earlier in this broadcast -- think is inadequate to support their enthusiasm for impeachment. tom, as always, great to have you with us. thanks so much. >> you're welcome. thank you. lou: fox news' greg gutfeld, you've heard of him, enjoying great success with his saturday evening show. this year gutfeld's average audience, 1.7 million viewers. that outpaces, for example, hbo's realtime with bill maher,
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cbs' late, late show with james corden. despite whatever greg says personally about me, we are still pals, and it would be foolish of me to say anything about him because he is so immensely successful now. you can watch greg's show saturdays at 10 p.m. eastern on the fox news channel. congratulations, greg. up next, more neighborhoods blown away after two weeks of powerful tornadoes. devastation and more. dozens of dem investigations into the president now, his family left unchecked by republicans in congress. eric trump joins us right after the break with that and more. stay with us. ♪ ♪
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the -- plains to the northeast over the past 12 days, at least 8 tornadoes a day reported. over those 12 days, the country has, well, seen 225 tornadoes, and they've taken the lives of at least 10 people. tonight more than 34 million americans could still see severe weather from texas to illinois, from east ohio through the mid atlantic. well, joining us tonight for more on the mueller report and the endless radical dem campaign against the president, his administration ask if his family -- and his family, the president's son, executive vice president of the trump organization, eric trump. eric, it is good to see you. >> good to be with you, as always, lou. lou: the question of the night, what did you think of the mueller presentation? >> i think he did a travesty to his country. it shouldn't take two and a half years to come up with no
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collusion, no obstruction. he said today i stand by everything i said in the report. albeit he didn't just come out and say, guyses, after two and a half years, there was no collusion and there was no obstruction. he was talking in code. and i just, you know, you look at how well our country's doing right now economically, the taking care of our vets, the respect around the world. you look at those images coming from japan where world leaders actually like us again, my father's doing an unbelievable job for this country on every front. on every front out there. and all the democrats can do is put on these clown shows on the side, and it's a shame, because it hurts this country. it's, it's a travesty. we're doing so well. when are people going to start cheerleading for america versus just being obstructionists? that's what these guys are doing. lou: and it's stunning, the only initiative announced by the democrats in this period has
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been the aoc new green deal. >> yeah, which is going to cost, what, $91 trillion, it's going to bankrupt our nation, it was going to -- lou: yeah, roughly, i think we could round that off --? >> lou, these guys have no message if, they have no leadership. they're old ideas. they have no charisma. look at the people running, right? there's 50 people running. no charisma. bill de blasio, the mayor of new york, right? he can't break 0%. i mean, he can't break 0% -- lou: but i'd like to see him stay in the race just as long as possible -- >> just for entertainment value? me too. [laughter] my father's doing a great job. he's brought back jobs to this country, he's brought back manufacturing, he redid every single deal, deals that were driving jobs out of this country left and right, that were driving businesses. people are getting wage growth for the first time in 15 years in this country. lou: the middle class is again growing. when your father announced his candidacy, the middle class was till shrinking. and -- still shrinking.
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and now, after two and a half years already, the middle class in this country is growing again. and as you say, wages are moving higher. more people are prospering and moving -- upward mobility has been restored, which is the essence of the -- >> everywhere we went, everywhere we went, we were in pennsylvania, we were in ohio, we were in -- just everywhere, right? you walk into these factories, they'd be boarded up, right? beautiful buildings, they're boarded up, they'd have chain-link fences around them. they used to have life, and they were dead. nafta sent all the deals overseas, and those factories are coming back to life again, and those lightbulbs are turn thing back on, and these towns are now thriving. wages are going up. we've got the lowest unemployment in the history of our country. but, again, all these guys will do is these clown shows. get up there, let's impeach the president. they're going to impeach him because our economy is the talk of the entire world? strongest economy, hands down, in the entire world. i mean, what's our gdp growth,
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3.2% right now? where's europe? .4%. we're the envy of the entire world right now. and the democrats don't like that because their candidate was supposed to win, and she didn't. she got beat horribly badly. they had to come up with a narrative to save face. it backfired on them, as you can tell right now, and he's winning. he's winning. the guy's winning. lou: every left-wing program, every democratic initiative has been proved hollow and, frankly, destructive of this country. and that is the reason -- people talk about the 2016 election, of course, they are disappointed. but what really scares, i believe, the democrats in this country is that they know this president has just simply kicked out every leg of the stool that they've sat on for decades. and that the joke is over. record low minority unemployment in this country. >> and hispanic, female, everything. i mean, and think about it, 93%
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negative media coverage. yet the guy is at over 50 in the polls. i mean, they must be, they must be worried. i know they're worried, but they must be worried. lou: they're so worried that they are trying to overthrow a president, they have been for two and a half years. >> let me mention one other thing, it's horrible for our nation. it's horrible when you go overseas and you see the nastiness on cnn. you go overseas and you watch it -- lou: it's failing overseas too, by the way. >> it's not patriot you can. it's a horrible thing that they're doing especially when they know they're casting lies every single day because they got it wrong. they were wrong, lou, and they keep on digging and digging and digging. as i told you before, we're going to win this thing again. he's going to win this again, but we're going to win, but this country's doing awesome, and i'm incredibly proud of him. i knew he was going to do this, and he's exceeded my expectations. i'm proud of him. lou: i know you did. and the rest of us are awful
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lou: a new mexico border town's democratic mayor, well, filing a cease and desist order against a private group billing a board -- building a border wall. the group says they had verbal
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permission to build a half-mile-long steel fence. but the mayor of sunland park says no development permit was ever approved. the group calling his order an intimidation effort by a historically corrupt city government. it's worth noting that sunland park's former mayor pleaded guilty to extortion and conspiracy as part of a corruption scandal. also democrats hold every political office that oversees sunland park. everyone from the governor on down. joining us tonight is congressman matt gaetz, a member of the house judiciary and armed services committees, a great american. matt, great to have you with us. we are delighted to have you here. let's start with the mueller report, which i think proves that the witch hunt, as the president framed it, was a corrupt enterprise from the very beginning. >> of course it was.
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and today what we saw from robert mueller was a drive-by accusation of obstruction of justice that seemed to pivot away from some of the principles that he established in his written report. in robert mueller's written report, he points out that there's legitimate exercise of article ii power of the president that would seem to be a logical defense to any obstruction of justice charge. he also pointed out that the president was acting in public which would seem to disprove any corrupt intent. and finally and most importantly, there was no underlying criminal conspiracy with russia, and so that would undermine any prosecution for obstruction of justice. but it seems today that robert mueller is unhappy that the american people are opposing impeachment. he's trying to prod along the democrats, and now the democrats have a real fish or cut bait moment. will they move on, as robert mueller has, as house republicans have and as the president has, or they continue to try to have this circus, this parade in the absence of real policies a parade of democrats earlier in the broadcast who were talking about
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being frustrated by mueller, disappointed in his performance, looking for a verdict, if you will, from mueller. i thought he came very close to embracing the entire radical dem agenda. but they're disappointed. >> well, we have questions for mueller. i mean, look -- lou: yes, go ahead. >> we would have been happy if mueller would have come before the committee, because we had questions for him. when he says he can't clear the president, what legal standard is he using? clear and convincing evidence? beyond a reasonable doubt? a preponderance of the evidence? there are a lot of questions we had about the corrupt beginnings of this investigation, about why robert mueller never bothered to investigate the clear conspiracy between christopher steele, the democratic national committee and russians who were trying to inject lies about donald trump into the presidential election? that was never even evaluated. so maybe robert mueller didn't want to answer our questions, and that's why he's unwilling to come before the committee. but in any case, there is no basis for house democrats to continue this charade.
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let's get to business of reducing prescription drug prices, dealing with the immigration crisis at our border, building the wall and then, you know, soing problems for -- solving problems for people. i thought that's what we were elected to do. lou: well, it may have been, but the democrats have made it pretty clear they've only got one pony, and that pony is impeachment. they haven't got ideas, they haven't got any new initiatives. and, by the way, the republicans in the senate aren't exactly bristling with energy in defending this president. what is going on over there? where is lindsey graham in the judiciary committee? why aren't they giving this president at least, you know, some air cover as the political persecution from the house continues? >> well, us house republicans are happy to defend the president that did not collude with russia. and, by the way, it was house democrats who set the goalpost that the president was some sort
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of russian agent. and when that turned out to be a lie, they have to continue the witch hunt on a different broomstick, and that's what's so troubling. as far as senate republicans go, i'm glad lindsey graham wants to get to bottom of the corrupt beginnings of this investigation, but we could always use more defense of the president. lou: absolutely. and congressman matt gaetz leading that charge, as usual. good to have you with us. >> thank you. lou: up next, well, first, wall street. let's get ahold of that. the stocks closing lower, the dow down 221 points, the s&p down 19, the nasdaq lost 60. volume on the big board, 3.3 billion shares. trading picking up a bit. a reminder, listen to my reports three times a day coast to coast on the salem radio network. up next, real-life fighter pilots go public with their own tales of ufo sightings, and mitch mcconnell triggers the dems! how about that? he's talking about a new supreme court justice.
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lou: more u.s. navy pilots have reved their close encounters of the third kind. "the new york times" reporting
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that navy pilots have had daily encounters, it seems, with unidentified flying objects off the eastern seaboard. by the way, from florida to virginia, over a two-year period, 2014 and 2015. one veteran pilot says he saw a ufo reach 30,000 feet in altitude and then hit hypersonic speeds without any evidence that the craft had an engine. hypersonic without an engine, imagine what it could do with one. well, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell commenting on filling a potential supreme court vacancy next year in an election year after blocking president obama's election year appointment, merrick garland, back in 2016. when asked about a possible vacancy, mcconnell succinctly e answered, oh, we'd fill it, end quote. joining us tonight, rnc
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chairwoman ronna mcdaniel. great to have you with us. earlier talking with eric trump, he is, i would say, supremely confident that this president is going to win re-election in 2020, and he builds a very strong case for the president. your thoughts. >> well, i agree with eric, obviously. i'm traveling the country on a regular basis, and i run into the people who say my wages are up, jobs are coming back, this president has delivered. they're frustrated with the media, they see the democrats have refused to work with him at any turn, and so i do think the president's heading to re-election and, of course, the rnc's raised record money, and we're already building our ground game because we want to make sure that that happens. lou: and today -- [laughter] robert mueller coming out with that 10-minute performance one day after his old friend james comey, the dirty cop, came out with an op-ed.
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your thoughts about coincidence and the content of what mueller had to say today. >> well, i agree with you, lou, there was nothing discussed about how the obama administration failed horribly, miserably to teal with russian meddling -- to deal with russian meddling and their attempt to interfere in our election. why didn't mueller address that? i think that the president said it succinctly today which is, case closed. the case is closed. there's been no collusion, no obstruction. how can you obstruct a case when you allow your general counsel to testify, when you allow your chief of staff, when you don't exert executive privilege, when you give all this transparency, when there was no crime? it is just never ending, and the democrats are going to continue to seize on this because they've never accepted the results of the election where the american people said we want a change agent in washington. president trump is who we've elected, and day after day after day they have worked to obstruct and take away the rights of the american people who duly elected president donald j. trump.
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lou: it's interesting the number of people who really don't want to understand primarily in the national left-wing media why this president is so successful, why he persists, why his numbers, his polling numbers are two points ahead of obama's at this same point in his first term. this is a president who's getting it done and doing so despite being surrounded by negative, vile attacks 24/7. >> yeah. 93% of the media coverage is negative. you've never seen a president have to deal with what this president has dealt with. plus, this ridiculous investigation that has been hung over his head for two years based on a phony dossier paid for by the dnc and hillary clinton. it has just been shameful what has happened. what happened to peaceful transfer of power? what happened to saying, yeah, we lost the election, but we want our president to succeed
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because our country is more important than our party? democrats have shown they don't care about that. and so they're going to walk into 2020 with a giant goose egg with nothing accomplished except on instruction, resistance and hurting the american people because we have major issues still to address; immigration, infrastructure. there are so many things, usmca. this president's they're not there. and this president is there in every way. one of the areas that i, you
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know, of so many that he doesn't get credit for, he is the only world leader trying to balance international trade. the benefits of which are almost impossible to calculate, but they're vast, extraordinary and would reverse what has been $5 trillion of u.s. economic growth lost over the course of the past 20 years. are you going to campaign on his world leadership? because it is exactly that. >> we are going to campaign on every aspect of his successful presidency, with the economy, with wages up, with jobs coming back, with better trade deals, with strengthening our military, with taking on isis. there's so much to campaign on, with good judges, criminal justice reform. and i do want to make sure, it is the democrat leadership that hates this president. there are many democrat voters across this country who love this president, who look at him as somebody who is pushing better trade deals, who is bringing manufacturing jobs back to this cup. i'm from the state of michigan. there are a lot of union members
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who have been democrats their whole lives who support president trump, but their democrat leadership has failed them. lou: and independents too. >> absolutely. he brings everybody together. lou: absolutely. ronna mcdaniel, always good to see you. >> thanks for having me. lou: look forward to seeing you again soon. when we come back, more on robert mueller's emergence into the public light. he didn't seem to like it very much. certainly, i didn't. awful, awful. we're coming right back. stay with us. -♪ just like any other family ♪ the house, kids, they're living the dream ♪ ♪ and here comes the wacky new maid ♪ -maid? uh, i'm not the... -♪ is she an alien, is she a spy? ♪ ♪ she's always here, someone tell us why ♪ -♪ why, oh, why -♪ she's not the maid we wanted ♪ -because i'm not the maid! -♪ but she's the maid we got -again, i'm not the maid. i protect your home and auto. -hey, campbells. who's your new maid?
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lou: robert mueller today finally resigned, shut down the special counsel's office. in a, well, a news conference he announced that charging president trump with a crime was not an option, as he put it. eric trump offered his blunt assessment of the special counsel investigation. >> it wouldn't take anybody two and a half years to come up with the fact that there's no collusion, no obstruction. that was said in the report, and he said today i stand by everything i said in the report. albeit, he didn't just come out and say, guys, after two and a half years, there was no collusion, and there was no obstruction. he was talking in code. lou: that's it for us tonight. thanks for being with us. victoria tensing, joe digenova
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