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>> he doesn't feel comfortable with it. it's not a normal place to eat. >> i'll send a picture of all the crumbs in the bed today. >> don't miss tomorrow's show. david ortiz will be here. yankee fans, look away. >> bill: good monday morning. north korea raising the stakes with another missile tells. the 10th of 2017. north korea claim it can carry a nuclear warhead. u.s. officials telling fox it flew at a high altitude 1300 miles. landing only 60 miles shy of russia. the u.s. and japan calling for an emergency meeting at the u.n. security council. more on this. big and important story as is this today. who will replace james comey as head of the f.b.i. and will we get a name this week? the trump team interviewing a number of candidates over the weekend as outrage from democrats continues. we'll tell you what that's all about.
happy mom's day, all the good stuff. >> shannon: a good one, how about you? >> bill: fantastic. i'm bill hemmer along with shannon bream. >> shannon: president trump is considering eight candidates to replace james comey. he said his decision could come sooner than you might expect. >> i think the process will go quickly because almost all of them are very well-known. they've been vetted over their lifetime essentially. but very well-known, highly respected, really talented people and that's what we want for the f.b.i. >> shannon: john roberts is live at the white house to tell us more. >> bill: good morning to you, it will be a busy week at the white house, the search for a new f.b.i. director continues. over the weekend the attorney general jeff sessions and his deputy rod rosenstein interviewed eight candidates for the job. let's put them up so you can follow along. the acting director andrew mccabe and texas senator john
cornyn. alice fisher. judge michael garcia, lower left also another federal judge from virginia henry hudson. adam lee the head of the f.b.i. office in richmond, virginia. mike rogers supported by an association of f.b.i. agents. and former george w. bush security advisor townsend. the president is heading for saudi arabia by friday. >> highest level. >> even that's possible but we don't know how likely. democrats are having problems with picking a new f.b.i. director. one problem that jeff sessions who recused himself from the
russia investigation is leading the search. here is senator mark warner yesterday on fox news sunday. >> i think it's inappropriate that the attorney general who was supposed to recuse himself for anything dealing with the russia investigation. i don't believe he should be part of this review process if he will have a true recusal. >> some said democrats are insisting before they'll consider the nomination of an appointee for f.b.i. they want a special prosecutor to look into the russia affair. >> shannon: the conversation over the weekend, there are always rumors that there is another shake-up coming. what do you make of it? >> the reports were the president is unhappy with a lot of staff members including some senior staff members and maybe three cabinet officials i'm told by a senior white house official who would be in the know that such talk is nonsense. there seem to be some adjustments in the offing in terms of the messaging that's coming out of the white house. i am told that while there may
be changes, that no one will lose their job at this point. we'll keep watching that to see where it goes. >> shannon: keep us up to date. >> bill: lawmakers weighing in on the search for the f.b.i. director. several calling on the president to pick someone without a strong partisan tie. >> i would urge the administration to pick someone who is apolitical. someone who is a retired or acting judge willing to step down from the judgeship. >> it's time to pick somebody that comes from within the ranks or such of reputation that has no political background at all. it's like appointing a judge. the president appoints a judge but the judge has the law. the president appoints the f.b.i. director but the f.b.i. director has to be loyal to the law. >> bill: chief political
correspondent byron york. is there a consensus developing that you can tell? >> there seems to be a consensus the candidate needs to be above politics. that's interesting. a number of the candidates that john just mentioned like john corrin or mike rogers who might have an edge. townsend and fisher. in a normal time they could expect a pretty easy confirmation. this is not a normal time and we're already seeing democrats not only say that the nominee should be apolitical but threatening to delay or block any nominee until president trump agrees to a special prosecutor in the russia case. so this is clearly going to be very, very political whoever trump picks. >> bill: harry reid changed the
rules. you only need 51 votes in the senate. give me names. who do you think fits the qualifications given the times that you just described? >> i think one possibility is from the rank of the nation's judges. a couple of people are already on the list that john just mentioned. and there is still merit garland out there. the judge on the d.c. circuit court of appeals nominated for the supreme court by barack obama, republicans blocked that nomination for nearly a year, democrats still angry over that. that would be a choice that would have some support. on the other hand there are real questions whether garland would even accept the nomination. you have to remember he has a lifetime appointment as do all other judges on the circuit courts. and they would be replacing somebody who was just summarily fired by president trump. >> bill: here is part of your piece. is there a crime down there? no one seems to know.
the reason is simple, you write, the f.b.i., which has been investigating alleged ties between trump campaign figures and russia for 10 months won't say. if there was collusion, we should know now, right? >> there is a lot of growing frustration of capitol hill. how many hearings have we watched james comey testifying saying i can't answer that, i can't answer that over and over and over. lawmakers are becoming increasingly frustrated over the f.b.i.'s refusal to say much about the case. specifically is there a crime at the bottom of it? if democrats are going to demand the appointment of a special prosecutor, shouldn't we know if there is a crime at the bottom of it? >> bill: could be they don't know yet and active investigation and maybe can't answer that question.
chris wallace was with mark warner on sunday morning and asked him point blank, tell us is there a crime we should know? an investigation? is the president under investigation? he chose not to answer that question, byron. >> you see some of this frustration on friday. charles grassley and dianne feinstein, the chairman and ranking democrat on the senate judiciary committee sent a letter to the f.b.i. saying we want a briefing. by the way, we want you to respond by 5:00 p.m. today. i think that's a measure right there of their growing impatience in this situation. >> bill: thank you, sir. encourage our viewers to check out the piece in the examiner today. thank you on the monday morning. >> shannon: well, we've got a lot going on today as you would expect on a monday morning. it will be very busy. president trump will speak at 11 this morning and mike pence attending the national peace officers memorial service and
thousands of people attended a candlelight vigil in washington, d.c. saturday night recognizing 400 officers who died in the line of duty. they're very moving. the families of those who have been impacted and lost someone are there. there is a lot of support and it is uplifting as you remember those. >> bill: i would agree with that. you went to liberty university and the president was there on saturday. what did you think of the speech? >> shannon: he gave some good challenges to the graduates about what they'll face when they walk into the world. >> bill: optimistic i agree. different when you get outside of the washington, d.c. and talk to real folks as they did at the crowd at liberty university and also throwing a bone to the football team which apparently has a tough schedule. >> shannon: they're very ambitious. go flames. we have a meaty, beefy schedule coming up for the football team. i pray they rise to the occasion. i have faith. >> bill: it was an interesting event on saturday. 10 minutes past the hour. get back to our top story.
new developments in what's being called an unprecedented missile launch by north korea. is it a dangerous step forward to a nuclear missile that can reach the united states? this miss it went a lot further than a lot of people thought. how real that threet might be today. >> shannon: a global cyberattack hitting dozens of country a focus in the white house situation room. we'll tell you what the trump administration is doing on that front this morning. >> bill: mr. trump going back to school this weekend with a commencement address to liberty university. that's straight ahead. >> president trump: the future belongs to the dreamers, not to the critics. the future belongs to the people who follow their heart no matter what the critics say. we can't stay here!
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>> shannon: in the fight against isis of the air strikes on a town in syria held by the islamic state have killed at least 20 civilians. that's according to local activists. it is not clear who carried out the raid. the activists are blaming the u.s.-led coalition. however, there are also reports that isis fighters are among the dead. >> bill: what can north korea do now with its missile program? a new launch raising significant concerns. the north claims it can carry a nuclear warhead. the distance it traveled is concerning as well.
president trump telling judge jeanine north korea has gone unchecked for way too long. >> this should have been stopped by obama, stopped before obama. i think we're having some very, very good thoughts. >> bill: former white house national security staffer for presidents bush and obama and fox news contributor. good morning to you. here is what i find concerning. it traveled an altitude of 1200 miles, a distance of 435 miles. 60 miles shy of russia. the altitude factor if you change the angle of that you can go a lot further away. nonetheless, this would have encompassed all of japan and all of south korea. what are you concerned about that now? >> a medium range ballistic missile which means essentially it has the capability to reach u.s. air bases in the pacific
including guam. in that sense this test constitutes a direct threat to u.s. national security interests. any test, any ballistic missile test by the north korea regime at this moment is a flagrant violation of u.n. security council resolutions and constitutes a security threat to their region and the united states. that's the new reality we're facing. >> bill: i think nikki haley's comments on abc was interesting. how she describes the mindset of the north korean leader. >> a message to south korea after the election. we'll continue to tighten the screws. he feels it, i absolutely feels it. >> bill: she said he is isolated and he knows it. do those comments matter to this isolated leader? >> the rhetoric matters a great deal. what the trump administration overall, not just the president and u.n. ambassador are using
here is what i would call smart power on the surface of things. what they're doing is keeping military options on the table and making it public. they're doing a major push for dip low see. just the week before last president trump said he would consider opening up a dialogue with the north and meeting with kim jong-un if he was open to this kind of a dialogue with us following suit last tuesday was the newly elected south korea president who said the same thing. there is this major concerted push among the six party nations the try to get diplomacy to fix the problem. what we don't really know and what has failed over the last 8 to 16 years is exactly this kind of approach. i don't see anything new the trump administration is doing but they at least get the rhetoric right. what we'll see is if they get the policy. >> bill: north korea says it
can carry a nuclear warhead. do we know if that is true or not? >> nothing publicly has been verified but it has been believed for many years now that is indeed the case and that's why this threat is not like the threat we see from many other u.s. adversaries around the globe. it is believed that once this capacity is foolproof, something they're working up to, it will constitute an immediate danger to our nation. this is something that weighs heavily on administrations. president trump believes that china is really all roads to north korea for the united states go through china. they're the biggest supporter of the regime. without them the north koreans don't have a leg to stand on in the international community of global finance.
>> bill: you referred that president trump did that as we played in the interview with judge jeanine over the weekend. bob gates said something similar. >> we've had three administrations follow a consistent policy toward north korea and it really hasn't gotten us anywhere. the notion of disrupting and putting the chinese on notice it's no longer business as usual for the united states is a good thing. >> bill: he had criticism for the trump team and also had some praise. the praise was about being a disrupter on foreign policy and matters on things where haven't changed. north korea is the perfect example of that. >> i agree with the secretary gates. but it also goes to your first point, bill, the secretary's comments. does the rhetoric matter? this is where my answer, which is an emphatic yes, comes into play. what you project -- not just to
the north koreans but to the region, the south koreans, a japanese, chinese, really counts here. i think that what the president is doing with all the really tough talk is not just a display of machoism. this is a strategic approach to the north korean regime that the previous two administrations didn't employ. there is hope here that this will not solve the problem but this will help inch us forward in the right direction. >> bill: 2017 tests. good to have you back. >> shannon: there is more turbulence in the skies. this time airline jetblue under fire after kicking a family of four off a flight. they say over a birthday cake for mom. >> bill: a pilot taking his craving to new heights. yes indeed. they always get you to drive through, shannon. super size that bad boy.
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>> shannon: see if anyone is listening or cares. >> president trump: when the founders wrote the declaration of independence they invoked our creator four times because in america, we don't worship government, we worship god. that is why our elected officials put their hands on the bible and say so help me god. as they take the oath of office. >> shannon: mr. trump giving his first commencement speech as president over the weekend saying the future belongs to the dreamers, not the critics. urging graduates to challenge the establishment and stand firm in their predictions. tony perkins joins me now. okay. to me the line that jumped out was that we don't worship the government, we worship god as americans. it's a different message than
we've heard the last few years and seem like one the president tailored to that audience. >> this was not only a great day for the graduates of 2017 and a great day for the university. as a graduate of liberty university i'm proud of where this university has come in its short tenure relatively speaking. but i think the president there really set the stage speaking not only to the graduates but i think he was speaking to his evangelical base across the country. one of the things that stuck out to me was we will always stand up for the right of all americans to pray to god and to follow his teachings. america is beginning a new chapter. and when you look at what we've seen in the last eight years, the hostility toward religious expression outside of the four walls of a church, i do believe we have begun a new chapter in american history. >> shannon: he signed a
religious executive order. people in the evangelical community said it got watered down and the trump family may not understood its aims or could be construed to be discriminatory and negative. what did you make of the order? >> i was in the rose garden and discussing this for weeks with the administration. they've learned how every move they make is being challenged in the courts and they've grown wise and taken a strategic approach. even so, most people don't realize portions of that executive order have already been challenged in court by atheist organizations. this executive order is one of many examples. look at the selections he has made to the supreme court and the lower courts. look at what he has done on the repeal and replace of obamacare. pro-life provisions in there, defunding of planned parenthood and his speech matters. the rhetoric is not just pure rhetoric. there is a record that he is amassing to back that up and
look, we have truly begun a new chapter in american history. we have an administration that is not only welcoming of faith but he said in his executive order they will vigorously protect and promote religious freedom. for evangelicals that music to our years. >> shannon: after the years the hobby lobby case and others it's what people wanted to hear. being an outsider is what he relishes, stirring things up. doing things in a very different way. >> i think that's why evangelicals in the end were attracted to him because while they may have a slightly different worldview, they face the same critics. and i spoke at liberty last fall right before the election and my message was not very different from his, crowd was a little smaller, but the message wasn't any different and that was live out your faith in the
face of those of criticize you. have no fear of man but a reverence for god. that was his message. you have an administration that will provide cover. >> shannon: i think the crowd was smaller when i spoke at commencement also. tony perkins, thanks. >> bill: were you hacked this weekend or watching that worldwide cyberattack? the latest word from the white house in a moment as president trump holds emergency neatings to respond to that threat. >> shannon: democrats unloading on the president over his decision to fire f.b.i. director james comey. the president says it's the same man they wanted gone after the clinton email investigation. so is their outrage overblown? >> the democrats hated jim comey. they didn't like him. they wanted him fired or whatever. and then all of a sudden they come out with these long reports. it's politics. r to turn this
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>> bill: fox news alert. the white house calling an emergency meeting over the weekend after a massive cyberattack that hit computers around the world. dozens of countries felt this. the nsa investigating the malware which holds files hostage until the user pays a ransom. intriguing. benjamin hall will explain all this. what's happening? >> good morning, bill. this is now the largest ever online extortion scheme. governments around the world are meeting with their intelligence agencies to fix the holes and make sure the virus doesn't spread further. it freezes computers and leaves users without access but offers to return it if the users pays $300 in bitcoin. 150 countries have been affected targeting major institutions, banks and
government services including railway systems and national health services. in britain where it all began on friday countless hospitals were hit by the malware with some forced to cancel or delay treatment for sick patients leaving doctors una able to access files, prescriptions or blood test results forcing many to revert to pen and paper. in russia 1,000 computers were infected in the interior ministry and putin blamed the u.s. and the malware used is said to be based on programs developed by the nsa and cia. it was leaked to wikileaks by a source inside the security services and has been used by hackers. it is not necessarily over yet. some european companies have said they'll stay shut today until technicians can check for viruses but raising a bigger issue about cybersecurity and the way they were able to access government agencies and
shut down whole systems. trump meeting with the security team today to find a solution. >> bill: more to come on that. >> president trump: it's beyond being a hypocrite. you have these tremendous -- the level of hatred toward him especially during that period of time with hillary clinton where he gave her a free ride. he gave her a free pass like nobody has ever gotten a free pass. >> shannon: president trump calling democrats democrats as they pile on his decision to fire james comey. many in congress demanding a special prosecutor to oversee the russia investigation before they sign off on a comey replacement. mary anne march is a senior advisor to john kerry and katie pavlich. we had testimony by the acting f.b.i. director mccabe saying
there is no pause in the investigation, the men and women of the f.b.i. will always do what is right and continuing pull speed ahead on this investigation. mary anne, why isn't that enough of an assurance? or is it to you? democrats continue to say the president is derailing the russian investigation. it sounds like it's on track. >> the fact is donald trump fired james comey, the f.b.i. director, who was investigating his ties and the ties of his campaign into russia and donald trump said he fired james comey because he was investigating his ties and his campaign's ties. >> shannon: he said he was -- >> he and his spokesperson indicated that's why they fired -- he fired james comey. >> shannon: no, they didn't at all. they didn't make that link. they're pointing to a long history of things, the memo from the deputy attorney general but katie, to me it sounds like publicly they've
denied a specific link between those two things. the president was upset about the russia investigation and this is it's bogus but not the reason he fired him. >> he knew because of the russia investigation the firing of james comey would cause a firestorm and he calculated that into the firing and did it anyway. it doesn't mean he fired him because he was investigating the russia connections or alleged connections that we've seen no evidence of so far between the trump campaign and russians in terms of collusion. we have to address the hypocrisy of the highest order when it comes to democrats being outraged over james comey's firing. you had dozens of democrats saying that president obama should fire james comey. if it was a last thing he did before leaving the oval office. he didn't do it. now that president trump has granted their wish they're outraged and it is exhausting to hear them complain. let's not forget james comey was unpopular on both sides of the aisle. he has an 18% approval rating
among the american public and by the way, a new "wall street journal" poll out two 2/3 of american voters don't care about this and don't have an opinion whether they like or dislike the comey firing. >> shannon: somebody who does have an pin is clapper this weekend. he said how he thinks this kind of thing is damaging u.s. institutions. >> i think in many ways our institutions are under assault both externally -- that's the big news here is the russian interference in our election system. and i think as well our institutions are under assault internally. >> internally from the president? >> exactly. >> that's a bold statement >> the fact that trump fired comey was a win for russia. in the same poll by the "wall street journal" 78% of the
people want an independent counsel. whether you're a democrat or republican i don't care. there needs to be an independent counsel to get to the bottom of this. if you don't support this not only are you opposed to everything this country stands for, people rightfully then need to ask do you have something to hide, too? >> shannon: katie, to that point the senate minority leader said this weekend republicans that continue push for a special prosecutor are choosing their party over their country. >> there are plenty of republicans open to the potential of a special prosecutor including issa. in terms of being accused of having something to hide if you don't support going down that path. a lot of people who support the f.b.i. as an independent law enforcement institution which is continuing their investigation into it. you could argue they're the best is institution for
investigation the world has ever seen and they'll continue looking into the alleged connection between the trump campaign and the russian officials that they say interfered with the election. we'll see what -- to say if you don't support a special prosecutor that you're on the side of the russians is absurd. if you want to win about russia and putin winning they're winning now and talking about how much -- it is not in the way democrats have argued in terms of changing votes and putting them on the board. it is not true. >> shannon: while we look for a new person to lead the f.b.i., i just want to throw this out and get your reaction. mike lee said it first last week and fox news sunday judge merritt garland has a long history, mary anne, could
democrats vote no on him? they say they'll hold back any vote until they get the special prosecutor. would they do it with merritt garland? >> yes, they would. it's too cute by half. the garland leaves the d.c. district court of appeals the republicans can replace that. merritt garland was good enough to go on the supreme court but could become the next f.b.i. director if they could get that appointment. it is all politics. nothing best for this country. >> shannon: mary anne marsh says no to merritt garland in the f.b.i. >> bill: those of you here we're awaiting president trump's speech today as the nation honors police officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in keeping us safe. you'll see and hear that speech live this morning. so we'll bring that to you coming up. >> shannon: could there be a massive shake-up in the works at the white house? why some changes in personnel might be on the way.
anyone can dream. making it a reality is the hard part. northrop grumman command and control systems always let you see the complete picture. and we're looking for a few dreamers to join us. >> shannon: add jetblue. this time after removing a family of four from a flight over a birthday cake. we're told it was at one point stored in an overhead bin. the family said their plans to celebrate a birthday in nevada are now crushed. >> we were so happy. couldn't wait to get to las vegas and all of a sudden this occurred. and my two children are screaming, crying, they're confused not knowing what's going on and were traumatized. >> jetblue said the family cursed and yelled at the crew
that they were asked to take out the cake and -- when you have little kids crying on video for their mom's birthday not good p.r. >> bill: 15 minutes before the hour. >> helping the president be successful and i understand i have to earn his confidence every day with how i go about those affairs and how i go about conducting the state department's activities consistent with the direction he wants to take the country. >> bill: rex tillerson on his working relationship with president trump. there is a report that surfaced late sunday that mr. trump is considering cleaning house in the west wing with a massive shake-up. who better to talk about this than a former chief of staff former governor of new hampshire john sununu. good morning, thank you for being here. the headline is about a huge reboot. do you buy it or not right now?
>> look, you have to read the story. the story is based on conversations with people outside the white house that claim they were -- had phone calls with the president. any time anybody gets a call from the president they try to enhance it as they talk to the press. i think it's a little overblown. anything can happen in this white house but i think the story is overblown. >> bill: how do you think they are doing? how is reince priebus doing in his job? grade it? >> they're doing better than the press would like but it is hard in the white house. it is a fish bowl with magnifying glass effect. every little thing becomes a reason to have a huge front page story. on your show once before i reminded you when my boss said he didn't like broccoli it was a front page story for three days. >> bill: i remember. at least three days, actually.
before the internet. i thought judge jeanine had an interesting interview with president trump over the weekend and asked if his staff can move as quickly as he can and he said no. is that an issue? >> this president likes to be ahead of everything and likes to do things and have his staff scramble. that's his style. the staff better get used to doing it. the president is always going to be ahead of his staff when he leads the action. so they've got to operate in that environment and i think they're beginning to learn how to do it. they had a tough time last week on the comey issue, but all in all i think they're doing better and better as weeks go by. >> bill: who on the outside there he respects? who can tell him what's up and what's not in that west wing? >> that's a very hard story because -- hard question because the stories you see are contradictory. i am not a personal friend of
the president. i have spoken to him a number of times but i don't know his personality that well. i do know reince priebus. i think he is doing a good job in a tough environment. i know steve bannon. i think steve is handling a position that's an odd position in the white house quite well. i think certainly the key person in that whole white house, though, is certainly the vice president. the vice president is the one person i think that can tell the president things he may not want to hear and do it with credibility. mike pence, i think, is the catalyst to keeping that place moving in the right direction and helping the president accomplish his agenda. >> bill: you mentioned james comey. what comes from this? do you have an idea? >> the democrats are being clever trying to extend this thing with the special prosecutor issue. the special prosecutor is a disaster. if you read scalia's opinion on special prosecutors you'll know why it's a disaster. it will extend this thing
accusing abc of canceling the show over the actor's conservative beliefs. it was the network's second highest rated comedy behind "modern family." they said it was a scheduling decision. fox news headlines 24/7 joins you live. people are mad. i've been hearing about this all weekend. >> a bold move by abc. the show did really well. "modern family" was the highest rated comedy with 8.7 million weekly viewers, "last man standing" was right behind it with 8.1 million weekly. it typically won its time slot. a lot of people wondering if it was a political decision because tim allen played a conservative christian on the show. governor scott walker even tweeted about it saying it looks like abc is playing politics with your show despite decent ratings. in a day in age where people
will boycott just about anything, a lot of people are social media say they're turning off abc for good. >> shannon: another abc executive said we aren't paying attention to all people who make up this great country. this is one of the few shows out there with this viewpoint that it would get the axe. i was looking at sort of an industry insider website that ranks whether or not shows will get renewed and this one was at an 85% chance of renewal because of the ratings and all kinds of things. it is taking people off guard. >> there could have been legitimate business reasons behind abc's decision. one of the most notable is abc didn't own the show. they lease it from 20th century fox. as shows get older, sixth season, shows do become more expensive. it was also losing younger viewers. that's the key. every show wants to get those young eyeballs. there was a question of tim
allen's salary. maybe too high. abc is paying the cast of "modern family" $500,000 each episode. >> shannon: nice work if you can get. >> bill: could you imagine? >> shannon: no, i can't. that's bill hemmer money. >> bill: all right. enough. >> fork some over our way. >> bill: i'll buy you guys a cake and put you on an airplane. we're following the news out of north korea raising alarms around the world launching a missile it claims can carry a nuclear warhead. president trump taking flak for the way he fired james comey. we'll talk to brit hume about that as well as who is on the short list to be the next director of the f.b.i. >> president trump: there is no right time to do it. i'm okay with it. as you know, i have a decision to make and i have to make the
>> shannon: north korea launching a potentially deadly threat firing off a new missile. that country claims it can carry a nuclear warhead. stunning and we'll fact check it. welcome to a new hour of "america's newsroom." i'm shannon bream. >> bill: i'm bill hemmer on a monday. north korea getting the world's attention again with the successful launch of a missile that failed in previous testing. the u.s. ambassador of the u.n. nikki haley saying it's time to tighten the screws on pyongyang. >> we know the international community is concerned. not just us against them anymore. you'll see the entire international community isolate north korea and let them know this is not acceptable. >> bill: senior foreign affairs
correspondent just returned from pyongyang. good day to you, greg. >> alarming new information coming from north korea. the launch over the weekend looking more dangerous than we first thought. pyongyang saying it launched a missile, now experts say it's the longest range ballistic missile yet tested and the missile was up in the air for the longest time ever traveled under 500 miles at a high altitude landing off the coast of russia with a flatter trajectory it could have hit the u.s. military base on the island of guam and have a range of 2500 miles. north korean leader kim jong-un was ecstatic claiming it could carry a nuclear warhead. what experts are saying, it could be a precursor test for an icbm that would be a threat to the mainland of the united states. exports also say it's similar to missiles we got up close and personal with at a military
parade in pyongyang last month. look at what we saw. at every military parade the experts look hard at the hardware trying to find anything new. this year they're looking at whether the regime is getting closer to building an intercontinental ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead capable of hitting the u.s. all eyes are on the rockets. no wonder the white house over the weekend calling it a flagrant menace and backing u.n. security council session. the first test of new south korea moon and vladimir putin calling it dangerous as well. when you combine this rapidly-advancing missile program. we saw a whole array of missiles in that military parade plus the rapidly advancing nuclear program, you have a very dangerous mix. >> bill: the world is paying attention. we'll see what they can do.
the white house responding for north korea calling for tougher sanctions, john barrasso is live on that in a few moments right here. >> shannon: meanwhile the president looking for a new f.b.i. director. there are reports he could make a decision as early as this week. it comes as he continues to take heat for firing f.b.i. director james comey. former director of national intelligence james clapper calling the president's action an attack on the u.s. government. >> the founding fathers in their genius created a system of three co-equal branches of government and a built-in system of checks and balances. i feel as though that's under assault and is eroding. >> bill: good morning, brit hume. >> shannon: he has the erosion of the checks and balances
under president obama. some felt he made the executive branch too powerful. the people not too concerned then are concerned now. >> this is a disease, shoes on the other foot disease. there are things that people in washington whom they favor do that they think are fine and when somebody they don't favor does them, it's terrible. think about trump. a perfect example of that. if anybody but trump had fired comey there wouldn't have been an objection. if anybody but trump had issued the second immigration order, it probably would have stood and would not have been stopped by the courts. but people -- judges are looking back at campaign statements and reading them into his intentions with the order and therefore they were blocked. so a lot of what you think now and where you stand on these things as always in washington depends on where you sit, which side of the aisle. >> shannon: shoe on the other
foot disease. i like it. we'll come up with an acronym for that. >> i don't know the correct medical term. everybody knows what it is in washington because so many people have it. >> shannon: we see repeated cases and no cure. we also heard from clapper. he thinks the u.s. institutions and the foundation of our country are under attack from outside and inside. do you mean the president? he said exactly. do you think it's overblown and is it appropriate? >> i think it's overblown in the sense that look, i believe our institutions are clearly being tested right now and by that i mean the institutions of government, other institutions, certainly the news media are being tested as never before to properly cover a president whom they feel is unqualified and a bad character and dangerous. and the old adages that we
learned in journalism about being fair to whoever we cover in news coverage anyway seem to be out the window for the time being. that has inflamed public passions about the news media on both sides. so i cite that as an example. i'm not sure -- look, i think trump contributes to this. the firing of comey, for example, it wasn't the firing itself it was the manner of it and it was ham handed, contradictory and none of that contributes to people's confidence in the institution of the presidency or of the f.b.i. on the other hand, you look at the calls from capitol hill where you are beginning to hear democrats they may not even act to confirm his nominee to replace comey until a special prosecutor has been appointed to investigate what crimes we do not know because no one has yet identified a crime that could have been committed in this. you here about collusion but that's not a crime. there we are, shannon, a
ferociously partisan atmosphere and the deterioration of people's confidence in our institutions. >> shannon: ben sasse, who has a doctorate in history from yale and former college president himself he is worried about how things are going in this country as well. >> we are in the midst of a civilization crisis of public trust and we need to talk honestly about our institutions that need to be restored and need to have the ability for people in five and eight and ten years to trust these institutions. >> shannon: can d.c. do that? >> look at it this way, shannon. let us assume going forward the institutions begin to perform and act as they are supposed to. that by itself -- it's not easy. that by itself would do more than anything to restore trust in them. the reason for the loss of trust is the failure to perform, i think, in many instances. so we're in a time of testing. we'll see how the institutions
perform. i'm not sure that having a big national conversation about it is going to advance anything. the people in these institutions simply have to do better. >> shannon: brit hume, thank you very much for joining us. good to see you. we have a special programming alert. nebraska senator ben sasse talking at length about the crisis of public trust. he will join the story with martha maccallum tonight at 7:00 p.m. eastern. he is a very interesting guy. you don't want to miss that. great interview. >> bill: sotof. shoe on the other foot disease. hume's theory now, sotof. >> shannon: sotof disease. >> bill: president trump's travel ban back in federal court today. a federal judge in hawaii halted that two months ago. virginia took up a similar matter. what do you expect today, dan? >> the hearing here in seattle
will begin in 2 1/2 hours. each side gets 30 minutes to make their case and center on a ruling in march made by judge derrick watson, appointed by president obama. the ban was ruled unconstitutional not based on the language of the executive order but rather the statements made by candidate donald trump about his plans to ban muslims. in his opinion judge watson wrote the record includes significant evidence of religious an mouse driving the promulgation of the executive order. the judge agreed with plaintiffs that even with changes made from the first travel ban muslims are unfairly tar g*eted being in the vast majority in those six affected countries. the ruling will be weeks or months down the road. >> bill: what do we know about the judges hearing today's case? that could be important. >> the three-judge panel. another challenging court for president trump. all three judges were appointed by democratic president bill clinton. none of them signed on to a
letter of ninth circuit court judges who criticized their colleagues kol striking down the -- trump attacked judge shopping. the justice department will argue federal judges are guilty of overreach. >> i think just got it wrong. in my opinion the president is on firm constitutional and statutory grounds to issue both the first executive order and the revised second order. >> as you mentioned, last week the fourth circuit court of appeals also heard a travel ban case, one or both of the appellate rulings could go up to the supreme court, bill. >> dan springer in seattle on that. thank you, sir. >> shannon: we're waiting to hear from president trump. he will speak in less than an hour from now honoring police officers who have given their lives in the line of duty. we'll bring you that live when
the president begins. plus this. >> what do we do about -- >> president trump: we don't have press conferences. >> you don't mean that? >> president trump: we don't have them. i have think it's a good idea. >> bill: he is doubling down to do away with the daily press briefing? is that a real possibility? >> shannon: the white house announcing a commission to look into possible voter fraud. why are democrats so furious about it? we'll speak with a man tapped to lead the investigation. >> we don't go in with an assumption about what we are going to find. this commission has an open mind. let's find what the facts and numbers are and put them on the table. termites, feasting on homes 24/7.
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they moved to solid fuel from liquid fuel. greater mobility which allows for greater predictability on their part. this is a big deal. they have more in scope and scale and more in sophistication. the other changes south korea now has a new president. things are changing dynamically. what i heard in china which was a shift is they are concerned about north korea in a different way because they realize that with the capacity that north korea now has, they could actually attack china as well. i think north korea's impact on this whole region has changed and china needs to partner with the united states. >> shannon: it becomes more real when the threat becomes more real and it impacts the decision making process. i want to play a little bit of ambassador haley had to say about it. >> he is in a state of paranoia. concerned of everything around him. this was a message to south korea after the election. we'll continue to tighten the screws. he feels it. he absolutely feels it.
>> shannon: they're talking about kim jong-un the leader of north korea. what do we do? they're violating all kinds of u.n. resolutions and not stopped by anything we've tried over the last two or three administrations. >> china and the united states have overlapping interests at this point. 90% of the money that goes into north korea goes from china. much of it has to do with china buying coal from north korea. so china has now changed their behavior and said we'll stop buying coal from north korea. which means that all that money won't be going into north korea. so that has a much greater impact in terms of sanctions than anything the united states and some of our friends from around the world could do. china, i think, really holds the key to this and china is getting much more concerned than they had been in the past. >> shannon: what about the role of russia? the statement from the white house referenced how close it came to russia and said they can't be happy. i know there has been a conversation trying to bring them into the fold to be a
better partner. >> as you try to isolate that in north korea. to see this missile that stayed up for 30 minutes went up to a height of 1200 miles and down range quite a bit that close to russia saying they can affect anybody anywhere. the president of north korea continues to say he wants to hit the united states, which is what my concern is. the capacity of this recent launch from yesterday could actually hit our troops and bases in guam. >> shannon: they're learning from failures. every experiment gives you more information. >> somebody said it was a failure. i think it was a success from their standpoint in terms of the deliver a missile that far and that capacity. they've done more testing in the last three years than they had in the run-up do that. the new leader is ruthless and needs to be isolated. we need to have a peaceful resolution in that area and
have the entire korean peninsula without nuclear weapons. >> shannon: the president is going on his first international trip and touching down in important places, israel among them. the vatican. riyadh. what do you think will be his message and hope he can communicate to our allies in that region? >> we need to work together and the trip to israel is so critically important to show that he is going the visit our best friend around the world there in israel but also going the nato to talk with nato leaders about the impact that we're there with nato as russia, vladimir putin continues with his aggressive and opportunistic ways to try to break apart nato. he said he -- putin said he wants to bring back together the former soviet union. we need to stand strong with nato. what president trump has done so successful will with nato they're starting to pay their may in many ways they hadn't in the past. the united states and taxpayers were the major contributors. he said look, everybody needs to pay up and they're doing it.
that was a sign of victory for the united states. now we're saying we're with you against russia. >> shannon: we can talk about healthcare and other things you're working on. thanks for coming in. >> bill: we know of eight interviews this weekend. the search for an f.b.i. director is full on. who is being considered for that job? we could get a nominee this week. also president trump says it is for the sake of accuracy, would he cancel the white house briefings? perhaps he would do them himself is what he told judge jeanine. >> president trump: it's impossible for a person or two people or three people who are press people to cover every aspect of what i'm thinking and doing. and i think it's unfair. if you have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, isn't it time to let the real you shine through? introducing otezla, apremilast.
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>> are you moving so quickly that your communications department cannot keep up with you? >> president trump: yes, that's true. >> what do we do about that? >> president trump: we don't have press conferences. >> you don't mean that. >> president trump: just don't have them unless i have them every two weeks and i do it myself. >> bill: president trump floating the idea of canceling the white house briefing saying that he moves too quickly for his staff to accurately convey what is happening in the west wing. howie kurtz, media analyst, big topic over the weekend. good morning to you. you wrote a piece about it pulling the plug. why even flawed white house briefings help both sides. make your case. >> i'm skeptical of president trump is going to pull the plug. i think he is venting. he has had a frustrating week. the briefings are flawed. their performance, repetitive. posturing on both sides.
reporters trying to get their questions on tv. useful to both sides. it is the one chance every day the journalists get to hold the administration accountable on behalf of the public but for the administration. the spicer show has good ratings. a chance for the white house to use the medium of television to get its message out. >> bill: i watch it every time it comes on. i think our viewers, too. white house correspondent association said this. >> it would reduce accountability, transparency and the opportunity for american citizens to see where no american figure is above being questioned. you can comment on that. they do gaggles all the time off camera. white house reporters ask whatever questions they want. the briefings were started under president bill clinton. the way you characterize it is interesting. there is performance art to what is happening here. how much of the story are we
bit wrong, they don't mean to, they are liars, they're horrible people. the press does. it becomes a big story for two or three days and it is very unfair to a person in that job. >> bill: he expressed sympathy to spicer and sanders how they get knocke >> there is president has a point. when the spokes people for any administration come out they're trying to deliver the message the president has asked them to deliver. the president changes the message or they don't know all the facts they tend to get beat up by the press. not unique to this administration. when he says he moves too quickly, he didn't have to do it late on a tuesday afternoon with one hour's notice to sean spicer and his communication shop. they could have had a more coordinated roll-out and shifting explanations. originally it was about the rod rosenstein memoened the
president talks to lester holt saying i was going to fire him anyway. the administration needs to have a tighter message and part of it is on journalists not to personalize it and accuse the spokes people of trying to be misleading when they're doing their best. >> bill: i thought it was in trump ceo in the releasing of james comey. >> easier to do in the business world rather than running the country. >> shannon: a live look at capitol hill awaiting president trump. he will speak roughly 30 minutes from now and take you there live for those remarks and a stunningly beautiful day in d.c. >> bill: controversy over the crowning of the new miss usa already. some of her conservative comments are now under fire. what's that all about?
>> bill: a few things happening now. president trump about to go to capitol hill on a beautiful day in washington, d.c. it's a national peace officers memorial service that honors law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. 143 officers killed in 2016. that's just higher than it should ever be. president trump will lay a wreath and deliver remarks during that ceremony and before he makes that trip to capitol hill, he will meet in the oval office. in fact, there is what we call a pool spray about to play out in a moment. the president apparently surrounded by police officers in the oval office set to take action by asking the department of justice to develop a plan to reduce crime to violence against law enforcement. that's part of his message.
>> shannon: many states it's an aggravation to an existing crime if you're to carry out a crime on a law enforcement officer and making he is looking at something at the federal level do the same kind of thing that would have increased penalties. by the way, we're looking, it is a beautiful day in d.c. not far from the capitol. a couple blocks past that is where the large memorial to the national peace officers takes place. and it's a permanent memorial there. you can go and see the names of law enforcement officers who have lost their lives and on this weekend when they have so many events it is covered in bouquets and you see families and young children seeing the names of their loved ones who have been lost. the president will honor them today. >> bill: quite emotional, too. when you see this every year it reminds us of the sacrifice so many men and women put on the line every day. so often they report to duty to work their shift and they want to go home at the end of the
shift to the women and men who love them in their lives. that number in 2016 almost 150 killed in the line of duty >> shannon: the number has increased. they're showing us with hard numbers the real threats to our law enforcement community have spiked over the last couple of years. >> bill: here we go into the oval office. in a few seconds we'll hear from the president. let's drop in. >> president trump: malicious attacks. they increased by nearly 40% from the year 2015. this must end and that's why in my first action having to do with this subject, the department of justice, i am asking to develop a strategy to better prevent and prosecute crimes of violence against our federal, state, tribal and local law enforcement officers.
they've had it with what's going on. and we're going to get it taken care of. we'll get it taken care of quickly. i want to thank you all for being here today. a great honor to have you. a great honor to have you. thank you. some of you have suffered greatly. and we are going to take care of it. we are going to take care of it. [applause] i think i will present this pen in honor of a very great man, right? okay. thank you very much.
[applause] >> bill: so that happening from the overal office a moment ago. according to the press pool there they were called in suddenly into the oval office. nonetheless to capitol hill we go and you'll see and hear the president's speech in a matter of moments live from the hill. stay tuned for all that coming up here in "america's newsroom." >> shannon: in the meantime the search is underway for new f.b.i. director days after president trump fired james comey. the president says a replacement could be named in a matter of days. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live in washington good morning. >> attorney general jeff sessions and rob rosenstein have interviewed eight candidates over the weekend. they include adam lee, the special agent in charge of the f.b.i.'s richmond, virginia,
office, andrew mccabe the acting f.b.i. director and garcia associate judge on new york's highest court. the ranking democrat on the senate intelligence committee because sessions recused himself. >> i don't think he should be part of this review process if he has a true recusal. whoever the new f.b.i. director it should be a law enforcement professional. this position has never been politicized. >> skip a politician for the job is echoed by republicans. >> we have a chance to reset here as a nation. the president has a chance to clean up the mess that he mostly created. he really i think did his staff a disservice by changing the explanation. i would encourage the president to pick somebody we can all rally around, including those who work in the f.b.i. >> make lee told fox news
sunday he disagrees with the idea the attorney general should detach himself because he will work with the new director with cases well beyond russia. >> shannon: anything from the white house? >> the president said over the weekend it is a personal priority to identify the next f.b.i. director. >> president trump: i think the process will go quickly because almost all of them are very well-known. they've been vetted over their lifetime essentially. but very well-known, highly respected, really talented people. and that's what we want for the f.b.i. >> john corrin was interviewed and mike rogers. also on the short list bush appointee and judge henry h. hudson and two women. fran townsend a former homeland security advisor and alice fisher who served in the bush
administration as a high-ranking justice department official. >> you need to have someone when he or she takes an action or makes a decision that people aren't going to attribute some political motive to that. >> justice department had no comment on a second round of interviews this week. >> shannon: thank you. >> bill: you're welcome. >> my question for mr. perez is this? if we find nothing we'll present that. it's funny. they don't want us to see the problem. nothing to see here, move along. we'll look at it and dig deep. >> bill: that man is our next guest asking why tom perez is announced the election integrity commission to look into voter fraud. he is a key advisor for the
border wall plan, good day for, kris kobach. a lot of people remember the president's 3 to 5 million votes illegal in this country. can you back that claim up on the verge of what this committee is about to do? >> well, the committee's charge is not to back that came up to prove it or disprove it. we'll look at the 2016 election and at other elections in the past decade or so. the objective is to look at all forms of voter fraud and election irregularities and show the numbers and see what they are and let people draw their own conclusions. it will be interesting. we've never had a national-level look at the problem of voter fraud. as secretary of state of kansas i can tell you what we've discovered in kansas but i can't talk about the other 49 states. we found one thing that's really interesting is a large number of non-citizens who have registered to vote and many of them have voted.
we can identify 125 people by name who either got on our voter rolls or attempted to get on after our proof of citizenship requirement and the expert said the true number could be 18,000. tough to tell when a non-citizen can get on the voter rolls. >> bill: you're asking democrats what's the harm? aclu said this on screen. if the trump administration cares about election integrity it will divulge its supposed evidence before going into this commission. the guardian calls it a white power grab saying this is like hitler asking goebel to put the fire out at the reich stag. >> it's a bipartisan commission. i'm only one person out of a dozen people on the commission. we will look at the evidence and go where the facts take us. it is really interesting they don't seem to want us to even look at the problem.
they want us to pretend it doesn't exist. let's see how many people are registered in more than one state and may have voted in more than one state. let's see how many non-citizens might be on a state's voter rolls. why wouldn't the american people want that and washington, d.c. and media want that? and they can look at the numbers and draw their own conclusions. they want to willfully turn a blind eye to this problem and i find it very curious. >> bill: we await your results and see where it takes you. kris kobach, thank you for being with us today. >> shannon: president trump's revised travel ban critics say it is a mostly countries because they're mostly muslim nations. the ninth circuit, the president's least favorite circuit, is set to hear oral arguments this afternoon to decide if the ban is constitutional. we'll talk with judge andrew napolitano to help us break it down.
>> shannon: president trump's revised travel ban taking center stage again today. a three-judge panel in seattle ninth circuit are going to decide if the president's campaign comments are enough evidence to strike down that order. mr. trump suggesting during the campaign that he would ban muslims from the u.s. until the terror threat was diffused. judge andrew napolitano is here. he is our fox news senior judicial analyst. good morning, judge. >> so the issue is, can the words of candidate trump be used to describe or in this case even diminish the behavior of president trump? can the court use the words of the candidate against the president when he is no longer a candidate and is now in office? >> shannon: the order says what the order says. >> correct. obviously he used words that can be characterized as incendiary about muslims during the campaign. he claims that those were words stated in the heat of the campaign. we all know it's not an
uncommon phenomenon for people to say things in a campaign to gain votes at the moment or to win the moment or capture the moment that they don't necessarily mean once they are in office. so on its face, meaning if you just read the order, it is well grounded in the constitution and it specifically addresses a statute that authorizes him to do it. if it was done -- if it was done for a religious purpose it is nearly impossible for the justice department to justify that order. >> shannon: they say look at the face of it how it's written, what it says. they took out some things. they changed some language that took away priority for religious minorities and other things that could have added fuel to the argument. a number of these judges are doing what we've talked about so many times. they'll look back at the public statements. using that to override this. we have our thoughts about this three-judge panel who will hear this today and where they may go. the fact is that people need to understand that all of these trials could -- all these
different hearings and appeals could tie it up until the end of the president's term >> this is not an appeal of a final decision of a trial judge. this is an appeal of a pre-trial -- therefore preliminary decision of a trial judge. the ninth circuit, the hearing this afternoon, and the fourth circuit, the hearing last week could see these two trial judges, one in maryland and hawaii en joined the president. go back and try the cases. if they try the cases and appeal it and those appeals go to the supreme court you are talking about maybe by the end of president trump's current term before we have an answer to this. >> shannon: it sounds like a successful strategy by the left. tie it up in court. >> successful so far, no question about that. if barack obama had signed this order, it would be found constitutional because there is no pre-presidential language that could be suggested as having a religious bias or religious motive. because donald trump signed the
order, in fact one of the judicial opinions even cited language used by his supporters at these rallies. it wasn't even his words because he signed the order, because he said these things before he was president, it has an entirely different judicial focus. >> shannon: it will take weeks, or months to get a decision. we'll be standing by. thank you. >> always a pleasure. >> bill: jon scott is coming next. good monday morning. what's up? >> we're 11 minutes away from the top of the hour. president trump is expected to make comments during that hour speaking at the 36th annual national peace officers memorial service. we'll have that for you live plus the very latest on the controversial firing of james comey as f.b.i. director. who might replace him and what does it mean to the ongoing f.b.i. investigation into russian government in the election? new polling on firing of comey and the president's approval ratings ahead on "happening
did not fit the mold. the 25-year-old took home the crown for beauty, intelligence and talent but her answers were not politically correct. some viewers attacked her for not being in lock step with their liberal point of view. >> do you think affordable healthcare for all u.s. citizens is a right or a privilege and why? >> i'm definitely going to say it's a privilege. i see firsthand for one to have healthcare you need to have jobs. >> moments later critics attacked her on twitter. black lives matter said in his tweet don't take your political advice from usa. molly says d.c. lost my vote. healthcare shouldn't only be a privilege for people with jobs. mccoullough had some support but it seemed her critics outnumbered those who supported her. >> bill: tell us about the
winner. her background is very interesting. >> she was born in italy, raise in virginia. she is a chemist with the nuclear regulatory commission. out of the top five contestants some came to the u.s. as children. runner up miss new jersey said her parents arrived from india when she was four with $500 in their pocket. >> i can't help but be grateful for the opportunities i have in america and that's something i really work to promote to have that opportunity to education. i want to empower girls everywhere and never take no for an answer. >> so it's fair to say that this was a little intentional by the pageant to induce ratings and there was a question about the president's travel ban. next year we could maybe talk about prison reform and middle east peace. >> bill: looking forward to that answer. he is live in l.a. interesting show last night
from los angeles. very talented women on stage. >> shannon: very thought provoking and different backgrounds. the fact she is a chemist at the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission is a chemist there. they talk political questions forever. it drives ratings and controversies. we're talking about it. >> bill: congratulations to the winner and all those who participated. job well done. >> shannon: we're minutes away from president trump on capitol hill to honor law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. we will take you there live when the president's remarks begin. hello mom.
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that is playing now or ever. very cool, very classy. he made his tribute without notes or a teleprompter. class act. >> shannon: great to see his wife, beautifully pregnant there. they go to the next adventure coming. >> bill: we after all, have a great monday. "happening now" starts right no now. >> jon: we are awaiting president trump's remarks at the 36th annual national peace officers memorial service. this honors the law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. when the president steps to the microphone we will take you there live. in the meantime ♪ the trump administration still on defense after the firing of the fbi director james comey last week. good my name to you, i am jon scott. >> and i'm heather childers. everyone at