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>> see you back here tomorrow. "special report" is going to follow all that good stuff. imagine that. >> don't follow me. ♪ this is a fox news alert. good evening. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. new calls for an investigation for the attorney general to recuse herself in the e-mail investigation and to step down even. all of this over a meeting between former president bill clinton and attorney general loretta lynch. the meeting monday in phoenix comes as the fbi investigates whether clinton mishandled sensitive information with her unusual e-mail setup, as well as an investigation into her connection with the clinton foundation. as jennifer griffith joins us now with more. good evening. >> reporter: the revelations have raised eyebrows across the
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aisle, in spite of her denials that she and bill clinton ever discussed the ongoing fbi investigation. >> our conversation was a great deal about the grandchildren. it was primarily social and about our travels. but there was no discussion of any matter pending before the department or any matter pending before any other body. there was no discussion of benghazi. no discussion of the state department e-mails by way of example. >> the conservative legal watch dog judicial watch requested the inspector general investigate the meeting. lynch will be one of the key u.s. officials to decide whether or not to indict secretary clinton once the fbi investigation concludes. both the white house and the republican presumptive nominee responded to news of the meeting. >> the president's view is that this is an investigation that should be conducted free of political interference, and the attorney general has indicated that's exactly her expectation,
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as well. >> when i first herd that yesterday afternoon, i thought they were joking. i am just flabbergasted by it. i've never seen anything like that before. >> reporter: even democrats like senator chris coons and david axelrod question the wisdom of such a meeting. >> reporter: fox has also confirmed separately the justice department filed a motion late yesterday on behalf of the state department, seeking a 27-month delay in producing correspondence between former state department clinton aides and the clinton foundation. the number of relevant documents and e-mails has grown to 34,000, we've learned. the state department explained it's inundated with requests and the requests from the justice department is not political. bret? >> so they're just saying it has to do with foya and a backlog
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and there's no connection with these meetings and anything else? >> reporter: that's what they say. >> thank you. turning to what administration critics are calling one step forward, one step back. a significant coalition air strike, killing hundreds of isis fighters in iraq, touted by the white house today, while another horrific terrorist attack in afghanistan raises questions about the way forward there. kevin cork reports from the white house. >> reporter: white house officials seemed almost eager to share the details about the air strikes that leveled two isis convoys leaving the iraqi city of fallujah over two days. >> i think it's a pretty substantial indication of the kind of pressure that isil is under and the success we're having in developing targets and acting against them in short order. >> reporter: led by iraqi security forces, the air strikes killed upwards of 250 militants and destroyed about 175 vehicles. that comes just days after the iraqi military announced its
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troops had seized fallujah from isis, a success as coalition forces prepare to attack mosul. this as the u.n. children's fund, unicef, warned that 3.6 million iraqi children are at serious risk of death, injury, and sexual violence. a startling statistic and sobering reminder that there is unimaginable pain and suffering amid small successes. in afghanistan, the situation on the ground has worsened. taliban militants launched an attack on an afghan police cadet convoy, killing at least 30 people, even targeting those who came to help the injured. proof that the administration's plans for the region are only making marginal gains at best. >> right now the administration would like to have you believe the iraqis have stepped up and are taking control of operations in iraq, and that the afghan government is conducting a more positive control of their theater of operations. i think both of those are a lot
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more talking point and a lot less solidified. >> we will destroy the terrorist group isil. we will destroy them. [ applause ] >> reporter: president obama, in canada yesterday for the north american leaders summit, touted coalition cooperation in the fight against isis. but even as he looks forward to his planned trip to poland next week, the white house acknowledges whether against isis or the taliban in iraq, syria, or afghanistan, there will be more setbacks to come. >> i think it's an indication that the security situation in afghanistan is quite difficult, particularly in the fighting season. >> reporter: more reaction, bret, to that devastating attack by isis in afghanistan, of the taliban i should say. this from general charles cleveland who said, the taliban have once again shown a total disregard for human life and their increased use of explosive devices, in particular the ieds, are taking a very heavy toll on the afghan people.
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truer words never spoken. >> kevin corke live on the north lawn, thank you. we are learning more about the three attackers in tuesday's deadly suicide bombings in istanbul, turkey. an attack the turkish government believes was carried out by isis. police in turkey have rounded up 13 suspects so far that they believe are linked to that terror group. the death toll rose today to 44. john huddy reports on the investigation. if you have small children in the room, this story contains graphic video. >> reporter: newly released video shows haunting images of the attackers opening fire in the airport as people scramble for their lives. in one shot, the gunman opens on point blank range. turkish officials say they were from russia and uzbekistan and we don't know whether they lived in turkey or traveled here, either together or separately from another country or
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countries. what we do know is they were intent on killing as many people as possible. turkish police rounded up at least 13 suspects in connection with the attack during raids overnight wednesday. officials say firearms and other weapons were found, along with documentation linked to isis. >> translator: the documents we have obtained corroborates this attack was carried out by isis. this will be declared officially when the investigation is completed. >> reporter: funerals were held for the 44 victims who lost their lives, while more than 100 people remain hospitalized. i'm standing here where a memorial has been setup, the pictures of some of the victims, and a table covered with roses. wednesday, russian president vladamir putin spoke with turkish president erdogan by phone, offering his condolences
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and discussing the resumption of diplomatic relations. and it was the first time that both leaders have spoken since turkey shot down a russian fighter jet last year. the question now is if the attacker's nationalities from russia and two former soviet republics will once again strain relations between leaders and both countries. bret? >> john, thank you. our own eric shawn sat down with benjamin netanyahu and asked how he would fight this growing threat. >> go to the source. hit the source. there is a center. >> reporter: and by that you mean bomb raqqah, take more aggressive action against the islamic state? >> definitely take more aggressive reaction against the islamic state. i have more detailed descriptions which i share with our american allies and others. >> and those are?
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>> share it with our american allies and others. >> we'll have more of the interview with the israeli prime minister monday, july fourth. on capitol hill today, texas senator and former republican presidential candidate ted cruz asked homeland security secretary jeh johnson whether his department had scrubbed its literature of all references to radical islamic terrorism. >> is it accurate that the records were changed -- >> same answer i gave you before. i have no idea, sir. >> would you concern you if it was accurate? >> i find this whole debate to be very interesting. but when i was at the department of defense, giving the legal signoff on drone strikes, i didn't care whether the baseball card said islamic extremist or nonextremist. >> john said giving the islamic state credence will harm efforts to build bridges to muslim
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communities. more than 10,000 syrian refugee also be resettled here in the u.s. the homeland security secretary saying today he believes the resettlements will be done this year. johnson said approximately 5,000 refugees have been approved. and up to 6,000 more will be approved pending security checks. a classic case of miscommunication and a nation on edge. this morning, word of an active shooter at andrews air force base, delaying the vice president's trip to ohio, and sent the media, including fox news, scrambling. later we learned it was a false alarm. and this is not the first time. catherine herridge reports. >> we got some breaking news crossing right now. >> reporter: it was wall-to-wall coverage on the three cable networks. an active shooter was reported at andrews air force base, a short distance from where air
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force one is stationed. the news reached capitol hill. >> we do have, as reflected on the news, an unfolding situation at andrews air base. which may require that i take a break from this session, and i hope you won't mind if i need to do that. >> reporter: 70 minutes after the base sent out this tweet about a lockdown, the media office said an emergency drill was planned but not publicized. adding to the confusion, a base employee saw two officers with guns and followed the see something, say something campaign. at the pentagon, the defense secretary said the system worked. >> i thought the response was strong and solid. so that's the good news. the bad news is, it appears to have been a mistake and we would like to reduce the number of mistakes. r >> reporter: in 2009, a coast guard drill was mistaken for a direct threat to the president, who was at the pentagon for the september 11 commemorations.
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earlier that year, nerves were frayed in new york city when air force one escorted by an f-16 circled the statue of liberty to get a picture. after the terror threat by three suicide bombers at the turkish airport, the incident shows the public is still on edge, as the holiday weekend approaches. >> we're focused generally on public events and public places across the nation. >> reporter: while there's no specific or credible intelligence threat of july fourth, the threat level is high. secretary johnson is considering whether to extend airport security perimeters on a more permanent basis. a report lays out a long list of mistakes made in iran's capture of ten u.s. sailors detained by iran in the persian gulf in january. among those mistakes, both captains and crews, irresponsible in performing their duties, including one
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statement who made statements "detrimental to the u.s." while in captivity. some of the sailors gave up their passwords to their laptops, cell phones, and sensitive data about their ships to their iranian captors. nine individuals, six officers and three enlisted sailors, have been disciplined or face discipline. the navy said iran violated international law by impeding the boat's passage. earlier today, john mccain took issue with secretary of state john kerry's gratitude towards the captors following the release of the sailors. >> the secretary of state, who was once a naval officer himself, thanked the iranians for gross violation of law, putting american servicemen on their knees with their hands clasped behind their neck, and he thanked them? that's one of the most insulting things i've ever heard said about the united states navy. one of the last bans on
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service in the military has been lifted. transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the military. under the new policy, transgender troops already serving will be able to change their gender identifications in the personnel system. transgender individuals will be able to enlist a year from now. some members of the senate armed services committee say they were not informed of this policy change. up next, trump returns to the state that started his wave of primary wins. first, more's what some of our fox affiliates around the country are covering tonight. fox 40 in sacramento where voters will decide whether to legalize recreational pot use this november, after an initiative got more than enough signatures to place on the ballot. the last time legalizing pot went up for a vote was in 2010 when it was defeated.
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fox five in atlanta where an aluminum plant has resumed partial operations one day after an explosion. the blast rocked buildings up to a mile away. the company said the explosion was contained to one area. the cause is still under investigation. and this is a live look at miami from our affiliate fox 7, the big story there tonight a record breaking seizure of drug money by police. police they said found $24 million in cash stored in these buckets behind dry wall during a home raid wednesday. two people have been arrested. that's tonight's live look outside the beltway from "special report." we'll be right back. what's it like to be in good hands? man, it's like pure power at your finger tips. like the power to earn allstate reward points, every time i drive. ...want my number? and cash back for driving safe. and the power to automatically find your car... i see you car! and i got the power to know who's coming and when if i break down.
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donald trump continued his northeast tour today with a stop in new hampshire. the state that gave him his first primary victory. he continues to rail against the president's trade policies, but as peter doocy reports, democrats are hitting right back. >> reporter: today, donald trump stood in the loading dock of a lightbulb plant that shut down two years ago. he promised as president scenes like this will be distant
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memories. >> regional job losses have been fantastically poor and bad. new hampshire lost 31% of its manufacturing jobs since nafta. >> reporter: so trump is talking more and more about the economy, and the economy is something more and more voters are worried about, with 84% in the new poll saying they are extremely or very concerned about it. 6% higher than last year. trump tells fox news he thinks the number one reason he continues to drop big crowds is because of his position against international trade deals. >> i want to put our people to work, peter. the trade deals are ripping our jobs apart, they're ripping our country apart. i've got it, i understand it. you see the crowds i'm getting. nobody has crowds like we have. and it's about, i think in this case, trade. >> reporter: but one new hampshire politician, and hillary clinton backer, said on a clinton campaign conference call today that trump is part of the problem, and that "the outsourcing of jobs devastated
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the part of new hampshire that i represent in the state senate because of entrepreneurs like donald trump who were squarely focused on making a profit, entire communities were decimated." lawmakers here aren't the only ones chattering about trump. in canada, members of parliament chanted "four more years" after president obama laid into the republican north of the border. >> and politicians, some sincere, and some entirely cynical, will tap that anger and fear. harkening back to bygone days of order and predictability and national glory, arguing that we must rebuild walls and disen gauge from a chaotic world. or rid ourselves of the ills brought on by immigrants. >> reporter: here in manchester, today's event was a lot different than a typical trump rally, because it was designed to be a lot smaller. just about 200 people in the
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house, everybody had to be invited. and some even got to ask questions at the end, when you talked to staffers and people around the campaign, they seemed to think that format worked well for their candidate. so we may soon see some more of these more intimate events for the republicans this summer. bret? >> peter, thank you. tonight, donald trump or even bernie sanders, but hillary clinton may have a new faux in the race for the white house and her name is jill stein. he's running as a green party candidate. while her chances of being elected president are very slim, her mere presence in the race could be detrimental to clinton. green party presidential candidate jill stein? she's polling at about 5% and looks like a long shot at becoming president. >> all we need to do is remember 2000, when ralph nader as the
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green party candidate, got 2.7% of the vote nationally, and literally switched the presidency from al gore to george w. bush. >> reporter: stein is poised as a potential giant killer to hillary clinton, especially with the electorate closely divided. the rise of bernie sanders on the left and donald trump on the right reflects a hunger for upheaval. with sanders saying he plans to vote for clinton in november, his legions of young supporters may find stein an appealing alternative. >> about half of bernie supporters have reduced to go back into the democratic party. more than half of hillary supporters don't support hillary. they're just opposing trump. the same is true for trump supporters. >> reporter: her positions closely mirror those of sanders. >> you didn't want the meltdown of the climate. you didn't want the massive wall street bailouts. you didn't want the offshoring of our jobs. >> reporter: but she has to clack the 15% polling threshold to get on the national debate stage with clinton and trump.
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violence in israel claims its youngest victim. a palestinian teenager snuck into a jewish settlement thursday and stabbed a 13-year-old american girl as she slept in her bed. the state department called the killing unconscionable today. speculation is reaching a fever pitch in great britain, who will be the next prime minister in britain? all the questions after in a surprise twist, the runaway favorite pulled out of the race today. >> having consulted colleagues and in view of the circumstances in parliament, i have concluded that person cannot be me. >> boris johnson announced he would not run to replace david cameron who announced he would be stepping down following britain's voice to leave the european union. johnson was favored to replace
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camer cameron. the dow rose 235 today, finishing the day only 100 points down from the first trading day after that brexit vote. the s&p 500 was up 28 today. the nasdaq grew 63. a partisan vote uncovered that raises questions about what happens when politics play a role in media. fox news media analyst howard kurtz reports on an eye opening vote that could have punished fox news over a presidential debate. >> reporter: it began as an effort by fox news to include more presidential candidates in a debate, and wound up with the fcc's three democrats accusing the network of breaking the law. but the charges were blocked by the three republicans. >> i think it's dangerous. any time someone tries to use the power of the federal government to second guess, regulate, and even punish newsroom editorial decisions.
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>> reporter: after limiting the first primetime debate last august to the first top ten gop candidates, fox decided to add an undercard debate for the other seven candidates. >> welcome to cleveland, ohio. >> reporter: that amounted to an illegal contribution to those candidates they said. a former irs commissioner wanted to be on the cleveland debate stage. it's unusual, because it raised the question whether fox news was being targeted. republican commissioner lee goodman. >> here we have a statute that tells us we have no regulatory jurisdiction over news and news coverage. and yet the fec persists in trying to regulate and in this case, there were votes that came close to punishing fox news for engaging in news coverage.
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>> reporter: the democratic commissioner voted that fox violated the law but the case should be dropped. >> i voted to dismiss the complaint. i did not vote to punish fox news. >> reporter: in 1980, the fec did pressure a newspaper into dropping its debate sponsorship, prompting this moment. >> i am paying for this microphone. >> reporter: the question is, whether it will have a chilling effect on news organizations staging future news debates. relief is on the way for puerto rico. president obama signed a bill to help the u.s. territory, calling it a step in the right direction, though not perfect. the rescue package will oversee puerto rico's finances and debt restructuring. puerto rico is $70 billion in debt, with nearly $2 billion in payments due friday.
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the fight for gun control and against it is not over. house speaker paul ryan told republicans today to expect measures on the floor next week. the measures include plans to prevent terrorists from acquiring firearms, as well as to curb radicalization and recruitment of perspective terrorists. next, conflict of interest or chance encounter? the optics after former president bill clinton and the attorney general meet in phoenix. the fallout and the state of the race. our panel weighs in on it all. little miss muffet sat on a tuffet eating her curds and whey. along came a burglar who broke into her home and ransacked the place making off with several valuable tuffets. fortunately geico had recently helped her with homeowners insurance. she got full replacement on her tuffets. the burglar was later captured when he was spotted with whey on his face. call geico
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our conversation was a great deal about the grandchildren. it was primarily social and about our travels. but there was no discussion of any matter pending before the department or any matter pending
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before any other body. there was no discussion of benghazi or state department e-mails by way of example. >> the president's view is that this is an investigation that should be conducted free of political interference, and the attorney general has indicated that's exactly her expectation, as well. >> when i first heard that yesterday afternoon, i thought they were joking. i am just -- i'm flabbergasted by it. i think it's amazing. i've never seen anything like that before. >> this is all about the meeting that happened in phoenix on monday. we first reported that between the attorney general and the former president on the attorney general's plane. she said they talked about things not related to the investigation involving his wife. this is coming from capitol hill. the house majority whip. saying considering the ongoing criminal investigation of hillary clinton, the secret meeting between the attorney general and bill clinton shows a lack of judgment by loretta lynch. and that it is unlikely that she will heed the growing calls for
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her resignation, but at a minimum, she should recuse herself from the investigation into hillary clinton's unlawful activities and appoint a special prosecutor to handle the case. with that, let's bring in our panel. there was a lot of reaction to this on twitter, on social media. i read one tweet that said within two weeks the president has endorsed someone that his fbi is investigating while his attorney general meets with her husband on a plane and talking about grand children and golf. >> there's nothing about it that's okay. i think it's really embarrassing to the obama administration. obama has endorsed hillary clinton because he's arguably, likely bought himself off the deniability he needs and knows nothing about the investigation. the smart play for president obama is to make sure that the fbi director knows when he's briefed that he never wants to hear anything about that investigation. and should she -- her candidacy
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collapse in a huge -- either indictment or something that is a blow to her political career and her nomination, that they'll move forward with another plan. and i don't think that obama would pause before he pitched her over the side of a building if that's the case. but this is not what loretta lynch should have done. and i understand that particularly among democrats when bill clinton climbs aboard your plane, he's a former president and he's mr. charming and hard to stop him, but it was the wrong thing to do. she shouldn't have been caught with him. she should have stopped it, a staffer should have stopped it. and it's embarrassing to have her standing up there saying we talked about pictures and traveling. >> he's a former president, charles. he has staff, too. >> they can never stop him, that's the problem. >> when he starts bounding wherever he is, airport tarmac, his staff does not stand in the way. but he should have known this is a mistake. she should have known this is a
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mistake. how do you bump into somebody inside their private plane if you're starting from outside the private plane? and you notice how she said, we spoke primarily about golf and grandchildren. well, what was the rest about? yes, i'll take her on her word. but everybody is saying this is a silly, self-inflicted wound. it's not a big deal. but in the context of a clinton campaign, that is riddled with lies and coverups, and all kinds of excuses that are really hard to believe, this just adds to the general impression, and it's not going to help her trustworthy numbers. >> the justice department and state department insist those are not related, be the justice department filed in the federal court for the state department saying they cannot meet this foya request for the clinton
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foundation documents and they will be released 27 months after the election. >> well into what would be her first term if she wins. it's all just terrible. and what's so bad about it is that even good people, and by all accounts when you talk to people, republicans or democrats, loretta lynch is a serious lawyer. the idea that these people that they get caught in the vortex, in the wake of all of the stuff that the clintons get involved in. it hurts their enemies. it hurts even their allies. everybody gets hurt. all in the name of promoting their -- whatever their agenda is. and it's what we've been putting up with for 25 years, and if we go -- you know, potentially another eight years, i guess.7 beginning of her re-election campaign. so it would have an effect on her election, just not this one.
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>> this is admiral kirby today who was asked about this. >> in considering the response time to any single foya request, you have to factor in the cumulative effect it has on an office that is already working at full tilt to try to deal with a very large volume of increasingly more complex and cumbersome requests. i'm not going to get ahead of budget requests that haven't been made, but the secretary is very focused on trying to deal with these responsibilities as efficiently and effectively as we can as an institution. >> that's their answer. a.b., i want to turn to the race. rcp average of this race between clinton and trump right now, this includes ten polls from 6-16 to 6-29, and there you see, 44.6 to 39.8. if you look at the average of
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polls, including 14 polls about their favorability, clinton's net difference -- these are the battleground states. leave that up. clinton has a lead in these battleground states according to these polls for these states and there you see the breakdown. the reason i say that, there's a lot of focus on individual polls day-to-day. this gives you a little perspective. >> in some of those battleground states the margin. the problem for the trump campaign, in the last couple of weeks since he's become the nominee, he's become less popular with republicans, not more. he needs to have a high percentage of republican voters in order -- and he really needs to have a high percentage of college educated white women who romney won by 14% to make up for any non-white losses and republican defections.
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he needs to add and not subtract, because the race will be won or loss in a hand full of states on the margin. republican unity is important. today he said i'm running against two parties. it's probably a good time when all eye also be on that convention, more than any other convention probably, whether it's a train wreck or the greatest show on earth, it's probably good for him to be adding republicans at this point instead of subtracting. >> his supporter also say listen, he's had weeks in a row where the main stream media will not focus on hillary clinton's problems. to case in point, this meeting in phoenix was not even mentioned in a lot of media outlets. and he will say, over time, she's so vulnerable that i can close this gap. >> i have to say, given the amount of negative -- and some of it deserved obviously, the amount of negative coverage of donald trump has intensified immensely in the last couple of weeks.
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and i think the fact that he is within striking distance is significant. that's doing a lot better than most people predicted going in. but it is why hillary clinton spends all her time trying to make this about donald trump. if donald trump, his focus has to be talking about trade, illegal immigration, and terrorism. because if he can get on the issues, he can do a whole lot better. >> i want to do one quick question on this fcc vote about the debate in august that they were going to punish fox news, and it was -- ended up being a 3-3 tie. but the democrats on the fec were going to punish fox news for having the two tiered debate. >> i think it is utterly scandalous, clearly partisan. the idea that fox was contributing to these campaigns. what it was trying to do is give a chance for other candidates to appear on stage because it had
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to draw an arbitrary line. it should have never come to a vote and it shows what the power of these sort of unleashed agencies is, and there's no way to reign it in. other than the fact that it was split, republican and democratically even, otherwise we might have had a really offensive action by the fec. >> other networks obviously had two-tier debates. next up, the war on terror and a military policy change. opened up the pentagon to criticism. that's next.
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announcing today that we are ending the ban on transgender americans in the united states military. effective immediately, trans gender americans may serve openly. they can no longer be discharged or otherwise separate from the military just for being transgender. >> it would be surprising to me that isil is not trying to hit us both in the region as well as in our homeland. >> isis's ability to continue to propagate its narrative as well as to incite and carry out these attacks, i think we still have a ways to go before we are able to say that we have made some significant progress against them.
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>> that's the cia director this week characterizing isis and the defense secretary today with the policy change announcing transgender people can now serve in the u.s. military which prom prompted a response from the chairman of the house armed services committee matt thorn berry, quote, this is the latest example of the pentagon and president prioritizing politics over policy. the administration seems unwilling or unable to assure the congress and the american people that transgender individuals will meet these individual readiness requirements at a time when our armed forces are deployed around the world. with that, let's bring back the panel. charles? >> look, i think what's so striking here is the juxtaposition of two stories. one the announcement by carter of the change in the policy on transgender people. the other is a story that was not really covered almost anywhere, the fact that what's left of the free syrian army, this is the pentagon-trained fighters who are arab, not kurds, who had been disseminated before, they launched what's
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left of them, launched an attack an assault on isil in eastern syria and got crushed. they were put to flight. isis has already shown video of prisoners being beheaded. now, the job of the pentagon is to fight wars and keep us safe. you are getting the impression that in the middle of war time and this is war time, the pentagon is entirely devoted to social experimentation and social work. i have no problem with the policy of itself is this what the pentagon should be working on at the time when the policy ought to be to direct the armed forces and the training to win a war that is killing people everywhere from orlando to anchor. i just think the priorities are completely out of whack. >> a.b.? >> yeah. i think it's not a surprise that it was going to be lifted. we saw it coming. our allies have done the same. they have done studies
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carter announced a long time ago he was going to do. this it's true that if you look at hillary's response last week to what happened in turkey, she couldn't talk about it at her event and then she put out a statement. and you take, you know, donald trump's focus on how scared everybody is and you add, as charles points out, sort of the optics of the administration not being focused on, you know, trying to retake the caliphate and make gains against isis to be talking about the studies that they have been doing on readiness for transgender members of the military. it isn't actually good for hillary clinton. >> to a.b.'s point. fox news poll 2 how most americans feel about the nation's ability to prevent terrorist attacks and you can see nervous is 84% now. and that has jumped significantly as you can see over the past few years. charlie, it is appearance.
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>> yeah. and it just seems so wildly out of whack especially on the heels of these terrorist attacks that charles pointed out. but, another thing, you know, going forward 18 months two years are the issues that come up in terms of the medical, you know, what kind of medical services you provide to these new soldiers and what is the message that it sends to these people, these soldiers currently serving who have gone off and gotten horribly mauled, maimed, over ieds shot at. all of these things, they come back with unimaginable injuries and va already absolutely strapped trying to deal with those injuries and then we're going to divert finances and abilities away from those people to deal this transgender issue? it's just -- it is so far out of whack. it boggle gels the mind.
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