tv Special Report With Bret Baier FOX News July 26, 2017 1:00am-2:00am PDT
>> ♪ >> ♪ eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. we will see you back here from d.c. tomorrow night. >> tonight i'm back in the center of the american heartland, far away from the washington swamp. >> bret: president trump rallying the faithful in campaign style. >> disappointed with the attorney general, but we will see what happens. >> bret: painting a tough picture for his politically neutered attorney general. >> he's a man of substance and is going to be hard to replace. i hope he will stay. >> bret: will jeff sessions hang in, walk away, or be pushed aside? shot in the arm for health care reform. >> we have a duty to act. through in the senate moves that are repealing obamacare with zero democratic help. >> we have a darn good chance to
beat this. >> bret: what's the long-term prognosis? turf battles over competing congressional committees. >> we can't mess around playing one committee off against another. >> bret: seeking answers in the russia probe. as the house overwhelmingly approves tough new sanctions on russia, iran, and north korea. >> it's well past time that we forcefully respond. >> bret: all of the day's news, the late-breaking development, and tomorrow's headlines tonight. a late edition of "special report" starts right now. good evening. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. moments ago the u.s. senate voted down a measure to repeal and then replaced obamacare with a plan put forward by the g.o.p. leadership. that vote following a dramatic moment, as you saw on capitol hill this afternoon, one filled with protests along with the emotional return of senator john mccain. and a vote they came down to a
tiebreaker. passed by the vice president. to open up debate on the future of obamacare. we begin with mikey mike emanu. he joins us from capitol hill with what's next and to explain washington's latest catchphrase, skinny repeal. good evening. >> good evening. the men meant it failed tonight included an idea from texas senator ted cruz that would allow selling cheaper insurance plans, offering less coverage. democrats and nine republicans opposed it, so it failed 43f and 57. this demonstrates how difficult it will be to do health care reform in the senate. the ted cruz proposal was something that number of conservative senators wanted. there will be plenty of votes this week after a critical procedural vote passed with the help of vice president pence. >> the yeas are 50 and the days are -- nays are 50.
>> vice president mike pence broke the tie allowing the republican health care effort proposal to pass its first procedural hurdle. susan collins and lisa murkowski voted against taking up the issue. president trump reacted in the rose garden. >> two republicans went against john's -- two republicans went against us, which is sad. we are going to come up with planets going to be really, really wonderful for the medical people. >> arizona senator john mccain returned from his own health care battle with brain cancer. to help g.o.p. leadership get to 50 votes. >> mr. mccain. >> he received a heroic welcome back and noted there is still plenty of difficult work ahead. >> our health care insurance system is a mess. we all know it. those who support obamacare and those who oppose it. something has to be done. we republicans have looked for a
way to replace with something else without paying a terrible political price. we haven't found it yet. and i'm not sure we will. >> sources say when idea that's been floated by g.o.p. leaders to republican senators is passing a so-called skinny bill. it would be limited to repealing the obamacare is individual and employer mandates in the medical device tax. then the measure will go to conference to cut a deal with the house. after the procedural vote, majority leader mitch mcconnell pledged to keep working to get there and noted democrats struggled with passing obamacar obamacare. >> we watched a similar process seven years ago. they had a lot of differences. were going to sort this out in a thoroughly open amendment process in a situation where 51 votes can change the bell. >> senate democratic leader tried to convince moderate republicans to oppose it. >> don't be fooled by this ruse. a vote in favor of the motion to
proceed will mean deep cuts to medicaid, maybe even deeper than in the house bill. >> tonight's failure of the amendment shows why some are favoring the so-called skinny repeal. it does a few things that almost all republicans would watch. it gets rid of the government mandates telling employers or people they must buy insurance. it would also scrap the medical device tax. if they can pass that minimal amount, then they can go to conference with the house to try to hammer out a compromise. the one mike, realistically, as you talk to senators and they ae getting ready for this note on y think they can piece together something that somehow gets them back to 50 plus the vice president's vote cracked mexico they weren't even sure they were going to get through the procedural vote today. they were on pins and needles wondering whether ron johnson with supportive and whether john mccain would make it back in time to cast the critical vote. not hearing any bold promises.
suggesting may be a struggle this week. they may have to go back to the drawing board at that. the skinny repeal is getting a lot of buzz because it does very little and it does a lot of things republicans should want. they are hopeful may be that may be the path to get to a conference trying to nail down a compromise. >> bret: mike emanuel, great job on capitol hill. president trump hit the road again to rally his supporters. he left one of his earliest backers twisting in the wind. he spent the evening in youngstown, ohio, or talk about everything from health care to jobs. what he did not mention was attorney general jeff sessions. who has gone from calling beleaguered to very weak. kevin corke was at tonight's rally. joins us live with what that president did and did not say. >> usually that president uses big rallies like this one to re-energize himself and maybe even the base, but also as an opportunity to basically give a president show proper sport.
tonight he certainly did that, including an apartment date on the effort to repeal the affordable care act. >> finally, you think that's easy. that's not easy. >> acknowledging the fight has only just begun, president trump proclaimed they vote to advance debate on the effort to repeal and replace obamacare a major hurdle. cleared. we are one step closer to liberating our citizens from this obamacare nightmare. and delivering great health care for the american people. >> the senate vote, a record high stock market and plans to build a wall on the southern border are all part of the messaging during the rally. it included first lady melania. >> i know my husband and he will
never give up. >> the rally was a few hundred miles from washington, d.c. for the white house under siege, it may have seemed a world away. >> i'm very disappointed with the attorney general, but we will see what happens. time will tell. >> earlier at a rose garden event, president trump was unwilling to put a timeline on when or whether he would fire attorney general jeff sessions. he was blunt in describing why he's turned up the heat. >> i want the attorney general to be much tougher on the leaks from intelligence agencies. which are leaking like rarely have they ever leaked before at a very important level. these are intelligence agencies. >> after barrage of criticism on twitter, including one in which the president wrote "attorney general jeff sessions has taken a very weak position on hillary clinton crimes. where are e-mails and dnc server and intel leakers!
that tweet, others -- a man who is signaling what may be an abrupt end to sessions' tenure at the department of justice. >> he should never have recused himself and if he was, he should've told me before he took the job and i would've picked somebody else. >> take a while sessions has yeo come in on the president's condemnation, congressional lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle excoriated the president. republican senator lindsey graham writing "president trump's tweet suggesting attorney general sessions pursue prosecution of a former political rival is highly inappropriate." then there was this from chuck schumer. >> it's clear president trump is trying to bully his own attorney general out of office. how can anyone draw a different conclusion? >> white house officials acknowledged the rift but wouldn't predict how sessions' tenure might turn out. >> he's continuing to move forward and focus on the other
but the frustration certainly hasn't gone away and i don't think it well. >> the sessions controversy comes as the white house deals with increasing internal friction. several administration officials telling fox news they are seriously concerned about losing their jobs now that anthony scaramucci has taken on the role of white house communications director. tomorrow the president looks to build on tonight's campaign style rally by making a major jobs announcement. the east room at 5:00 p.m. eastern and we will have all the details. for now, back to you. >> bret: kevin corke in youngstown, ohio. her to break down some of the biggest moments from the rally, the big news today and some of the headlines for tomorrow, chris stirewalt, howard kurtz. first, to "the washington post" story that says among other things, oh officials say
sessions is due to announce in coming days a number of criminal leak investigations based on his accounts of sensitive intelligence information. one of the things, chris, that the president has been calling for. >> if there's anything you think that would get donald trump off of jeff sessions' back, it would be saying, you always talk about the leaks. here's some illegality and were going to prosecute, move on it. talking to republicans today, i don't get the sense there is anything no matter how plum a piece of prize fruit sessions puts out in front of trump, is anything that's going to get him off his back. i think he hates the guy. >> bret: are reporting says he doesn't have any plans to step aside and that he still going to continue to do his job, even in the light of beleaguered, weak, and everything else he's tweeted. >> jeff sessions getting a lot of support from conservatives and republicans who like the priorities he is pursuing at the justice department.
i thought this was president trump venting. he's been angry at sessions for months. now it appears clear he is trying to, through the trash tweeting, trying to force them to resign as if then he can say well, i may have fired jim comey but i didn't fire jeff sessions. given the nature of these humiliating attacks, which is what they are, seems to be a distinction without a difference. if sessions were to resign even though he seems to be hanging on. >> bret: does he stay or go? stick i think he is not going anywhere for now. >> if he cares about donald trump and the agenda, he has to try to find a way to stay even in the face of the humiliation. probably most people know, what if had enjoyed. i will see you later. >> bret: let's turn to the rally in ohio. campaign style rally. talking about health care. >> any senator who votes against repeal and replace is telling
america that they are fine with the obamacare nightmare, and i predict they'll have a lot of problems. it's time for democrats to stop resisting. that's their term, resist, resist. but probably we will do it ourselves because today we won 51-50 and didn't get one democrat vote. >> bret: talking about the motion to proceed, the vote to get on the bill. tonight the senate voted no on the repeal and replace. this was the g.o.p. leadership effort. there were nine senators who voted no against that effort. you can see the senators here, susan collins, bob corker, tom cotton, lindsey graham, dean heller, lisa murkowski, rand paul. what about the future of this? >> seems -- this was a classic trump campaign rally. i was surprised he said we
didn't get any democratic votes. his problem, as everyone knows, is the republicans. it wasn't for john mccain getting on a plane, this bill wouldn't be on the floor. i was surprised the president didn't make a case for the principles of health care rather than just attacking obamacare. now macconnell trying to talk about skinny repeal. by the time they are done, it might be anorexic appeal. >> bret: when he bounces around, it is trump being trump. it's the cheers he plays off of. he does it effectively. >> for trump, it's about keeping the electric that's behind them. it's the 25% to 30% that's been with him from the beginning. he always goes back to them. it's hard to argue it's a terrible choice because it's got him the presidency in the first place. when people say you need to
broaden your base, look to new people, build a coalition, he says i won. i won with these people. >> bret: democrats are trying to put out a new message saying they are a new party and yet it doesn't seem like people are buying that either. they don't have an approach that's opposite other than fighting on russia so far. >> democrats finally acknowledging it's not comey, not the russians, not the media. there's a reason they lost. they didn't have an appealing message. presidents must play an inside game and an outside game. donald trump very good at the outside game. the inside game is coming up with proposals that can get to 50 or 60, bringing his own party together. the republican party very divided over this health care bill and it's not clear this is fun to fly. >> bret: is there any way he can move the needle on the 13 democrats upper reelection?
>> there are places he can go but this health bill has -- this is what matters. he can hold a rally's everybody's watching and waitin waiting. i promise you the skinny repeal ain't so skinny. it's eat dessert first, put something forward that's totally unworkable in the sense that it's the goodies republicans want and put it through and then a ghost conference with the house and then -- we are talking about weeks if not months of back-and-forth. that's going to be political pain. there is definitely a chance. >> bret: thanks for sticking around for the late 19 edition. senate committee pulls the plug on forcing the president's former campaign manager to testify over his russian contacts. the house works to sanction
>> bret: the president's former can campaign manager ann will not testify before the senate. jared kushner met with investigators. catherine herridge following the developments. >> what we know is that the senate judiciary committee withdrew the subpoena after a day of negotiations. adding to the drama was tension between the senate judiciary
committee and the intelligence panel running a parallel russian investigation. >> we want paul manafort to come like we want trump, jr. we are willing to give all sorts of accommodations but we can't mess around with back-and-forth and playing off one committee against another. >> as chuck grassley spoke to reporters, manafort met with senate intelligence committee staffers. dianne feinstein said manafort was only willing to provide a single transcribed interview and it would not be available to her investigators. another democrats had hardball tactics may be in order to learn more about a session with a russian lawyer. >> i'm convinced subpoena's will be necessary for paul manafort as well as donald trump, jr. and for everyone who participated in the june 9, 2016 meeting. >> a source has glenn simpson
whose company fusion gps was behind the anti-trump dossier. he is cooperating. the president son-in-law back on capitol hill for a second day, spending three hours behind closed doors with house intelligence committee lawmakers. >> it was a productive session. we had an opportunity to ask about a range of issues. >> i found him to be straightforward, forthcoming. i want -- >> the president seemed to mock the probes writing that his youngest son could be called as a witness. "jared kushner did very well yesterday in proving he did not collude with the russians. witch hunt. next up, 11 year old barron trump!" manafort produced records.
based on the latest negotiations, manafort and donald trump, jr. are not expected before the congressional panel until september. >> bret: it's important to clarify you have the house and senate investigations but they are completely separate from the special counsel, robert mueller's investigation. but we are learning about that, we don't really have a ton of details. >> look at the congressional investigation and the hearings and you feel like maybe you are getting a pretty complete picture of what's happening with the russia case but if you look at how mueller has racked and stacked his special counsel team, you see he's focused on finding financial crimes, money laundering. not getting that same sense with the congressional case. >> bret: we don't know time frame and either one. >> i think we know the special counsel is going to be extremely long. it's the one thing we can count on. >> bret: the house overwhelmingly approved a bill today that would impose more sanctions on russia, iran,
north korea but it also limits president trump's powers to remove those sanctions. all this as the u.s. navy fires warning shots today at iranian boats. rich edson reports. >> a republican-controlled congress is moving towards curbing a republican president's authority. congress is advancing a bill that would further sanction north korea, iran, and russia. if the president wanted to ease the russia sanctions, russia would have to meet conditions. congress could also reject the changes. secretary of state rex tillerson previously criticized a similar senate version of the bill, contending it would limit his flex belly and ongoing negotiations with russia. the >> i'm not going to get ahead of it or comments. the secretary has been firm about sanctions on russia. we have talked about the issues facing ukraine.
we fully intend the sanctions to remain in place. >> the european union threatening retaliation as the bill targets russia was oil gas sector. the sanctions belt targets north korea and iran's ballistic missile programs. last week they trump administration reluctantly certified by the second time that iran was complying with the major elements of the nuclear deal. it also promised a more aggressive posture towards iran. stigma i applaud the trump administration and the congress, despite the nuclear deal which most people are opposed to, the fact is iran's behavior is assertive and aggressive. we intend to sanction that behavior. as we are doing with north korea and with russia. >> u.s. officials have told fox news the u.s. navy patrol ship in the persian gulf fired warning shots at an iranian patrol boat as it approached within 150 yards. it's the first time during the trump administration a u.s. navy ship has fired warning shots at
any iranian vessel. >> sanctions bill has passed the house and senate. five lawmakers have voted against it. making it very likely a sanctions bill curbing the president's authority will soon arrive to the white house. >> bret: rich edson at the state department. thank you. up next, trouble on the tracks. california's bart train system under fire for allegedly trying to hide videotaped crimes from public consumption over fear of stereotyping. uproar and followed over the president's speech to the boy scouts last night.
release video of several incidents involving teenagers beating and robbing riders. police say they don't always release the video of incidents but an internal memo shows there may have been a different reaso reason. national correspondent william la jeunesse has the story from los angeles. >> a 911 call in oakland. >> beat up someone, robbed them. >> approximately 30 and dated the car. >> cameras capture the incident. >> we have video. i >> the individuals they saw on video for repeat offenders. they knew who they were. >> bart has refused to release the video. >> involving juveniles, the police department makes the determination is not a public
interest. >> that's not the whole story. >> i had uncovered a memo that indicated they may want to withhold releasing video for fear of creating racial stereotyping. >> the internal memo says releasing tape would "unfairly affect and characterize writers of color, leading to sweeping generalizations in media reports anna high level of racially insensitive commentary." it's important for the riding public to see the ways people steal things on the train. >> assault and robbery are up on bart. >> i don't feel safe. >> for people like myself, young women, it's concerning. >> there was a victim on april 22nd. >> suing bart. >> released the surveillance videos. >> the decision expected in august. there's a difference between reading about a crime and sing
it which is why staff leaves bart is worried about public backlash. >> bret: thank you. california governor jerry brown moves forward with the states plan to combat climate change. the governor signed several bills into law today extending the states cap and trade program. california trying to adhere to the goals of the paris climate change accord even after president trump withdrew from the pact. opponents say the package of bills represented a regressive tax that would not affect climate change. good day for the markets. dow up 100. s&p 500 gained 7. nasdaq up one and a third. investigators believe the driver of the semi truck as part of a larger human smuggling organization. immigration officials say several survivors report once they are brought across the border, smugglers took them to the semi truck and marked them with different colored tape to
identify them to various smugglers who would be picking them up after the truck reached its destination. the driver, james bradley, faces charges of illegally transporting immigrants for financial gain, resulting in death. punishable by the death penalty. the boy scouts of america facing backlash after a rally with president trump went from talk of loyalty to politics. and a lot of politics. in the speech, the president bashed his critics and recounted his election night win all at the jamboree for the boy scouts of america. which has sparked a controversy and more reaction. doug mckelway has the story. >> it appeared to be a welcome respite. point president mired in politics. he was in his element outside the beltway. >> who the hell wants to speak about politics when i'm in front of the boy scouts? >> he gave the scouts real-life examples of how scouting has urged other --
>> ten members of the cabinet are scouts. >> he got political, taking digs at former president obama. >> did president obama ever come to a jamboree? >> at the media. >> what do you think the chances are that this incredible massive crowd, record-setting, it's going to be shown on television tonight? 1% or 0%? >> the backlash came fast and furious. headlines read "trump is unteachable. "and the speech broke with 80 years of presidential tradition. parents were outraged. the boy scouts of america issued a statement that it is "nonpartisan and does not promote any one position, product, service, candidate or philosophy." ." from supporters defended the speech as a signature style.
>> it probably breaks traditions by donald trump does not tailor his message according to the audience. we saw this when he spoke at an academy graduation. >> i'm concerned about decorum and in general the way donald trump conducts himself as president. >> this wasn't a speech to kids and should have been on a higher plane. >> twitter was rife with comparisons. this tweet read "i feel like what is happening at the jamboree before." >> they will give donald trump no ounce of respect even as their president and commander-in-chief. >> mr. trump's abrasiveness may be wearing thin and even interim country. a recent poll found 24% of people and counties mr. trump flipped to republican in the election support his use of twitter to express his feelings while 62% are opposed. >> bret: thank you. what do you think? do you think the speech was oka okay?
let me know on twitter at @bretbaier. use the hashtag #specialreport. or on facebook at facebook.com/bretbaiersr. president trump rallies his supporters in ohio but does not mention his attorney general who he has called beleaguered and weak. our all-star panel breaks down the event and deals with tomorrow's headlines tonight. >> we will never be beholden to the lobbyists or special interests. we will never be silenced by the media. i want to protect america and i want to protect the citizens of america.
act presidential then what we are doing here tonight. believe me. we are going to get criminals off our streets. we are not doing it in a politically correct fashion. we are now one step closer to liberating our citizens from this obamacare nightmare. it's time for democrats to stop resisting. that's their term, resist. when america is united, america is totally unstoppable. although i'll be totally honest with you. even if it's not united, we are unstoppable so don't worry about it. >> bret: president donald trump being president donald trump and canada donald trump tonight in ohio. he talked about a lot of things. we will touch on a number of them with the panel. let's bring them in. katie pavlich, charles hurt,
shannon pettit piece. you can say all kinds of things about president trump and what he talks about, what he doesn't talk about when he's in that element with supporters, seems like he gets pretty fired up. >> that's when he's at his best. one of my favorite parts, the fellow came up on stage. his t-shirt said trump won. deal with it. you could see it as being corny but that's where he's at his best. it's where people love him the most. it's where he's funny and effective. that's the donald trump they can get things done as long as he sticks to bad and doesn't sort of veer off. >> bret: one of things he didn't talk about was attorney
general sessions and that was the dominant news today. it will be the headlines tomorrow. as he continues talking about his attorney general. >> i get the sense they are trying to lower the temperature on the sessions attacks. we will see what happens. eagerly awaiting the tweets. there was was a coordinated puk from conservatives defending sessions. we saw rush limbaugh, conservative thinkers. and on this network, coming out in defensive sessions. i think maybe they tested the waters and they are pulling it back. we will see what happens tomorrow but the indications i get is they want to de-escalate it. >> bret: "washington post" will have a story tomorrow that says "in a recent conversations, sessions chief of staff told trump chief of staff the attorney general had no intention of stepping down.
hunt made it clear that sessions plans to move forward with his agenda in the department. he has no plans for resigning. while trump has discussed potential candidates to replace sessions, they have not settled on anyone. a number of senior aides including new communications director anthony scaramucci have urged president trump to sit down with sessions and work through their differences. there has been little enthusiasm for that suggestion. one informal advisor says there is another reason president trump has had to fire sessions. the president doesn't want to be seen as firing another law enforcement official." >> they have to come to grips with how they're going to replace jeff sessions. that's why the president has taken the final step to fire him. do they want to go through another confirmation hearing? probably not. if you look at what rudy giuliani said, he said jeff sessions recused himself and it was appropriate.
finding someone who would disagree saying he shouldn't have recused himself is going to be difficult. i think the president is going to hopefully dial things back simply because conservatives on the hill and grassroots organizations with organized trump are backing up jeff sessions. they believe he deserves more respect. >> bret: health care. the vote, to the motion to proceed. they started to debate the amendments. one was senator cruz's amendmen amendment. >> are not likely to get to yes tonight but we can and will get to yes and i think the key is the consumer freedom amendment if we are lowering premiums, it's a win for everyone. conservatives, moderates, should be a win for democrats. this amendment is a bomb going off in health care.
the young and with the old. let's defeat this amendments and make sure we don't make a really terrible bill a lot worse. >> bret: and they did. nine republican senators joined democrats on the repeal and replace proposal. that included the cruz amendmen amendment. starts the skinny bill that's essentially repealed. >> it's going to be ugly. no one knows exactly where it's going but this is the regular order the founders intended. one of the things i thought was most interesting was the quotes from ted cruz. ted cruz, that's not the same ted cruz that's run for president. that ted cruz sounds like mitch mcconnell. he is on the floor. i know for a fact he's genuinely working trying to get people together to get through a bill
the perfectionist ted cruz would have never signed up for. >> bret: shannon, the administration is fully engaged trying to get something to the finish line. >> they are. they are in it to win it at this point. whether they want to admit it, it's going to be a long haul if they are successful they are going to own health care and they know it. if they don't, it's going to be a messy fight to pick up and move on. >> bret: best best-case scenars that they get something passed that goes to conference, gives them breathing room. bringing people together to iron out something. >> republicans have put themselves in a corner. they promised for years, as we've been talking about for weeks, they are going to repeal and replace obamacare. now according to the polling, the majority of of the american people outside the republican
base, 60% of them believe they shouldn't repeal obamacare and that they should tinker around the edges. now i have to fulfill a promise while also somehow satisfying the majority of owners going into an election year. >> bret: wasn't in the case that they didn't make the case on the actual bill so that if you look at those polls, can't you also look at them and say people didn't even really know what it was replacing. >> and a lot of republicans didn't know it was replacing. variety of different sets of principles, bills, states that need certain things. the issues of medicaid. there's a lot of confusion about block grants from the federal government and states which is taken as a cut to medicaid. >> bret: next up, congress wants to toughen up on russia, iran, north korea and in turn toughen up on the president's powers to soften up on the
because there is bipartisan agreement at this point that we need more leverage in law and the president needs to have these tools. with this legislation, we will give the administration those tools, and we believe that out of that will come the types of results that hopefully will get these countries to back off. >> he hasn't made the decision you have to sign the bill one way or the other. >> the original piece of legislation was poorly written but we were able to work with the house and senate. the administration is happy with the ability to do that. we support where the legislation is now.
>> bret: sanction voted on in the house. sanctions on russia, iran, north korea. 419-3. not exactly a close one in the house. but it also requires is that congress signs off on any move to relieve any of those sanctions. and so where are we with that? back with the panel. katie. >> i think the president is going to have a problem with that. he believes he should have more control over foreign policy. sanctions fit into that categor category. >> bret: even in this environment? >> if he decides to veto it, which the white house hasn't said the president is even considering a veto. they have said we are going to look at the legislation. negotiating things, looking at further sanctions down the road. in this environment, if the president were to veto it, it would look increasingly bad considering all the hysteria
we've seen around the russia investigation. >> bret: and aids includes iran and north korea. they have been trying to get the north korea sanctions, the banks and businesses that work with north korea outside of china. >> that help give them cover. pressures the white house and the president into signing something that says look at iran, north korea. even if they don't want to because of the limits on executive power, you do have to make a case for these other issues. i think the president hasn't made up his mind yet. i think the next 24 hours, he will sit down and think about it, be fully briefed and make up his mind about what he's going to do. i haven't really been getting a sense in the white house that they know. there is often five or six different factions in the white house fighting to push different agendas. i don't hear a lot of that or see a lot of that either. rally think the white house is trying to figure
it out. >> bret: i pause because sometimes the president beats during the panel on the panels topics. >> mr. president, if you make up your mind. >> whether he vetoes it or not is a little bit of a moot point. it's a little bit like the health care bill in the senate right now. this is how the founders envisioned it. you have the white house and congress at odds regardl ess of party and you have them duking it out over something that's important. good things come out of that process. i realize it's noisy and kind of ugly at times but that's the way it's supposed to work. >> bret: the investigations continue and it seems like there's been a deal struck with the paul manafort and donald trump, jr.
>> judiciary committee released a subpoena for paul manafort and then rescinded. testimony happens tomorrow behind closed doors. not sure if were going to see details. paul manafort is far removed from the trump administration at this point in hasn't been around the white house or the campaign for very long time. donald, jr., will have to answer a number of questions not just about the meeting he had but about maybe further involvement he had at other meetings. we will have to see what they say tomorrow. >> bret: panel, thank you very much. when we come back, a story for the dogs. ..
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>> bret: finally, things on capitol hill have officially gone to the dogs. america has been voting for the cutest dog on capitol hill. the votes are in and we have pictures of the top dogs. third place, tillie. she has peed in the senator's office. the senator claims he still adores her. the runner-up is sherlock who is more than thrilled to take
pictures in the senate finance committee room for his owner is the chief oversight council. this year's winner, he's a 2-year-old american eskimo, belongs to the communications director for house commerce. thanks for the fact and thanks for inviting us into your home. wednesday we will have the latest from the white house, capitol hill, and the amendment process. always a lot to talk about. that's it for this >> america must also be united because when america is united
america is totally unstoppable. >> wednesday, july 26th, donald trump taking his message directly to the people celebrating a razor thin vote to repeal obamacare as john mccain makes a dramatic return to capitol hill. the brand-new setback that broke overnight coming up. >> the democratic staffer caught trying to flee the country, charge of he is now facing and the secret that may have been stolen. >> the must see moment a fishing boat captain puts his life on the line to save one of his own. "fox and friends" first starts right now. ♪
heather: crazy cool for this summer in new york city. feels like fall is on the way, 65 ° out there. you are watching "fox and friends" first on wednesday morning. >> the senate blocked a proposal to repeal and replace obamacare is donald trump takes his message to the people at a rally in ohio. >> i'm here this evening to cut through the fake news filter and speak straight to the american people. your hopes are my hopes, your dreams are my dreams. your future is what i am fighting for each and every day. >> but his main focus turning up