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>> that's it for this special report from the white house. one of these days president trump may join us on a tuesday. fair, balanced and unafraid. "the story" host by martha maccallum starts now. >> martha: breaking tonight, congressman matt gates is here with new developments exclusive to "the story." good evening. i martha maccallum. newly discovered texts between top agent peter strzok and he's lover, lisa page, show the two discussing the potential of working on the mueller special counsel team. you and i know are the odds are nothing. if i thought it was likely, i'd be there, no question. i hesitate in part because of my gut sense and concern that there's no big there there. remember from last night that after the election, these two shocked at president trump's win also texted now part of a secret
society. they also discussed seeking an insurance policy to guard against a trump win. congressman matt gates has been leading the charge to uncover the alleged political bias in the fbi. first, we go to the white house, ed henry standing by live. hi, ed. >> an extraordinary 24 hours of leaks basically potentially damaging to this white house suggesting among other things special counsel robert mueller wants to interview president trump in the next few weeks about his firings of james comey and retired general michael flynn among other things and a leak today about mueller interviewing james comey last year about his memos explaining his discomfort with his conversations with the president. another leak that mueller questioned attorney general jeff sessions for several hours last week and a leak that sessions at the president's urging has been pressuring new fbi director christopher wray to clean house and put in place trump loyalists. the president flat out denied
that wray has been pressured. a plus all of these embarrassing fbi texts that you mentioned that the president declared today is one of the biggest stories in a long time. breaking tonight, republican senators ron johnson and chuck grassley demanding to know how several months of texts between fbi officials peter strzok and lisa page went missing. among the texts that republicans have seen is a new one where strzok and page talk about a secret society after the president's november 2016 victory and in another strzok writes opaquely "i personally have a sense of unfinished business. unleashed it with the mid year exam" the code name for the e-mail case, and "now i need to fix it and finish it." that sparked reaction from republicans and democrats. >> the correct reaction is we need to see the five months of missing texts. who knows --
>> i think there's been a great deal of activity on the other side intending to either divert attention from mueller or stand in his way. >> then we learned today that james robicki is out -- to comey and last month grilled by the oversight and reform committee that he and peter strzok were involved in drafting comey's statement exonerating hillary clinton before she was interviewed by the fbi in the e-mail investigation. today sarah sanders here at the white house podium reiterated the president is supportive of rank and file fbi agents but believe the leadership under comey was politicized and that the president is confident in wray and is confident he will make the changes he needs to make. >> martha: thanks, ed. tomorrow my next guest will be sending a letter to the fbi about the missing texts. if he doesn't get answers soon,
a congressional inquiry to the fbi will follow. here's matt gates. he sits on the house judiciary committee. welcome. good to have you with us tonight. tell me more about that. in terms of this investigation and what you want specifically. one of the concerns here is it looks liked the attorney general had turned over all of the fbi texts in december of 2017. now it appears that they disappeared. >> that is the operative question. are these texts really missing? that's why tomorrow i'll be demanding to find out where the phones are. what the operating system upgrades were. when there was an original notice that there might have been missing information. the key information, martha, is that hahn december 13th of 2017, we had mr. horowitz, the inspector general for the fbi send a letter to senator ron johnson saying that they had these texts all the way through the month of june. so that would include the five month period that the fbi says
that they don't have these text messages for. so we have conflicting information. are the texts truly lost? or does the inspector general have them? that's what congress needs to find out immediately. >> do we know if inspector horowitz actually had possession of all of them or did someone just say to him we got them out without detailing for him the specifics that two days after mueller was appointed we don't have the next five months? >> that's precisely the information we have to find out. we have conflicting information. we have the fbi saying the texts are lost and then on the other hand, you have mr. horowitz sending a letter to ron johnson saying he has text messages through june. then to the end of that month. so again, conflicting information. it demands answers. we have to correct conflicting information. the president of the united states is going to allow the
release of this memo if the intelligence committee holds a vote. the intelligence committee in the house has done a fantastic job under the leadership of devin nunes. the report is out that the president would reject the release that memo are false. i would have every confidence he would allow it to enter the public square. when you pair this memo which i have read with the missing five months of text messages, the overlay of that time line is very interesting and tells quite a story, martha. >> martha: to fill everybody in, what you're discussing now is the four-page memo that was brought out by the house judiciary committee that shows the evidence from the investigation and released to the entire congress, correct? >> it was released to all members. interesting though, democrats have actually boycotted a review of this memo. so those not on the intelligence committee have not seen it. it would be food for every member of congress to read it and for us to have a public vote to release this memo to the american people so everyone x see what is going on.
>> martha: who will vote on whether or not it will be released and the white house has to sign it. do you need a majority on the committee? what do you need to push this forward? >> excellent question. the very first thing we need is a vote of the intelligence committee. if the intelligence committee votes to release the memo, the president of the united states would have five days to either reject its release, accept its release or take no action. >> martha: in that vote. just to clarify, in that vote in the judiciary committee, you need the majority or the unanimous -- >> the majority. it's the intelligence committee that would make this decision, a majority. >> martha: so in terms of -- one more question for you. the four-page memo, if you can't get it out and i know you want it to be released, can you read it on the floor of congress as has been suggested? you're protected -- it's protected speech on the part of a congressman to stand there and read it. would you do that? >> i would not. that would set a dangerous precedence that would damage our
ability to collect sensitive intelligence information and evaluate it in real time as the congress should. we should utilize the process that chairman devin nunes and the intelligence committee has laid out. we should hold a vote as soon as congress is in session and i can tell you the president will allow this to be released. >> bret baier spoke with senator ron johnson who we talked about earlier. he asked him about specifically the reference to a secret society that comes out in these texts. i want you to listen to this exchange and let me know what you think. >> we have an informant that talked about secret meetings off site. there's so much smoke here -- >> let's stop there. secret meetings off site of the justice department. >> correct. >> and you have an informant saying that? >> yes. >> anything more about that? >> no. we have to dig into it. this is not a distraction. again, this is bias, potentially corruption at the highest levels
of the fbi. >> martha: congressman, what do you know about that? >> these are the elements of a palace coup that was underway to disrespect up trump before and after his election. i suspect there will be multiple inquiries. it's important to note, martha, over 20 members of the judiciary committee send attorney general session as demand for a second special counsel to look into these claims. i'm hopeful that the attorney general will act on that immediately to restore confidence in the fbi on behalf hoff the countless men and women on the front lines working hard who have been betrayed by leadership. >> martha: do you know anything more about a secret society? it's almost laughable that agents would discuss a secret society in a secret way. are you aware of it? >> i do not have knowledge of the informant. i have read the text messages. when you compare this in the
context of the memo that i hope is released very soon, i think the picture becomes very clear. >> martha: congressman gates, thanks very much. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> so here with more, jonathan turley. a law professor at george washington university. jonathan, always good to have you with us. >> thanks. >> martha: let's get your thought on the secret society exchange there. what did you think about that? . >> it's all very odd. it forms a strange picture. as joseph heller said you may be parano paranoid. doesn't mean people aren't after you. the fact is you have data points that create a troubling picture. can you move the points around around less troubling? yes. there's no reason we wouldn't want to get to the end of it. the important thing about the memos, the new disclosures, we're pass the fail-safe line. passed the point where we call the investigations back.
with regard to the clinton controversies, the trump controversie controversies, the fbi controversies, we have to let the investigations run aground the truth. they need to be as transparent as possible. we're beyond the fail-safe line. so we don't know for sure if they were serious about secret meetings or whether there was some type of coup. we can put aside that type of rhetoric and focus on getting some answers. >> martha: so in terms of the other questions i raised, the possibility that he could stand on the floor of the congress and read the memo that they want to get out. >> well, the speech clauses does protect you. this happened in the pentagon papers controversy where they were read from the floor. so yes, christopher cuomo suggested that on cnn. the congressman can take it to the floor and light himself on fire with it. it just that it's not a really
good idea. if you read that before it is declassified, your clearance will be stripped away and likely face discipline from the house of representatives and might be shut down of intelligence exchange with the executive branch. that's like a poor idea. it's like the president can pardon himself. why doesn't he commit crimes? he would be impeached. a lot of things you can do -- >> martha: but not necessarily a good idea. i want to put up this tweet from james comey that people found interesting and quite a bit of commenting about it on twitter today, this is with regard to suggestion that the head of the fbi, chris wray had been asked to let andrew mccabe going. this is what he said.
>> martha: your thoughts on that, jonathan. >> the interesting thing about the lynch controversy is that she didn't recuse herself. she said that she would basically comply or accept the decision of comey. wouldn't necessarily be out of the ordinary for her to be given a heads up. in terms of the contradiction with comey's testimony, it's more serious. comey has a number of controversies and a numbers of problems that they had to deal with. i think it's a little early for the course at william and mary to be posted. he's accused of taking what is now considered classified material from the fbi, those memos were fbi material that he's not supposed to take and
leaking the information to the media. these quite a challenge for comey to overcome. >> martha: interesting debates in that class. jonathan, thanks very much. good to see you tonight. >> thank you, martha. >> martha: coming up -- >> i'm going to davos. we're going to talk about investing in the united states again for people to spend their money. >> martha: with the world on notice that president trump's policies seem to be working here at home with regard to the economy, how will he fare when he enters the bubble of globalism, the den of globalism in davos. the world economic forum. with all the debate over the future of daca, many forget that this began with that white house that you see on the left-hand side of your screen. how the president's predecessor's lack of action got us where we are today and shut down the government. when we debate this next. >> i can guarantee you we'll
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whether he does, whether he doesn't. let's assume he doesn't. you said it. it was a temporary stop gap. >> martha: that was president trump earlier this month pointing out what everybody is forgetting in the daca debate, is that president obama started daca, but he didn't finish it. in 2012, he put daca in place to provide temporary legal status to illegal immigrants to the united states as minors. at the time republicans and even some democrats felt that it was an overreach of executive power. trace gallagher live in the west coast newsroom lays out the back story. hi, trace. >> hi, martha. 17 times president obama said he lacked the power to change immigration law. he said he was asked in an online forum if he was willing to take executive action on immigration to make sure families weren't split apart. he said this. >> the problem is that i'm the president of the united states.
i'm not the emperor of the united states. my job is to execute laws that are passed. >> even during his first two years as president when democrats controlled both the house and the senate, there was never a push for immigration reform. then in 2010, republicans regained control of the house. after winning re-election in with 12 and watching another immigration bill implode, the president grew inpatient and said this. watch. >> we're not just going to be waiting for legislation. i've got a pen, and i have a phone. i can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions. >> so in june of 2012, after acknowledging that he did not have the constitutional power to change the immigration status of broad categories of people, president obama signed daca and changed the immigration status of 800,000 illegal immigrants allowing the so-called dreamers to remain in the u.s. and legally work and attend school.
the president later tried to go further by implementing dapa, deferreded action for parents of americans but the fifth circuit court halted that and the supreme court allowed the court decision to stand. attorney general jeff sessions and other prominent legal scholars have concluded that if dapa is illegal and unconstitutional, so is daca. martha? >> trace, thank you. here's marc thiessen, former chief speechwriter for george w. bush and a fox news contributor. gentlemen, welcome. good to have you with us. >> good to be here. >> matt, what do you say about that premise? that president obama began this process and then he chose to do other things. he focused on obamacare and other things. he had a majority. he had the house, the senate, a 60-person majority in fact in the senate. but he didn't take action on this when he had the chance. >> yeah, martha. i remember those. those were good days.
we had the majority for two years. as you'll recall, the big thing happening at that time was that we were on the way to losing 8.7 million jobs in the worst economic crisis since the great depression. the president just had to focus. if you asked obama today, he would acknowledge that he failed. he failed to do a bunch of things that he couldn't get done in the first two years. the things he felt he needed to do were stabilize the economy and get healthcare, which president clinton failed to do. so yeah, a failure. the first two words of daca are deferred action. everyone understood that -- >> martha: and it was temporary. >> yeah. >> martha: now congress has to deal with it. this is going to come back up on february 8, marc. >> it absolutely is going to come back up and the democrats are not going to shut down the government because it didn't go well the first time. going back to what matt said. there was a economic crisis and they have to focus on that.
he introduced obamacare in march. there was plenty of time to focus on obamacare, which had nothing to do with the economic recovery. the fact of the matter is, in 2008, president obama campaigned on a promise to take up immigration reform in his first year in office. he did an interview and he said might not be in my first 100 days, but in the first year, we're going to push a bill and get it passed. he had control of the white house, the house of representatives and a 60-vote filibuster vote in the senate. who else didn't act? chuck schumer, the guy running around with his fair on fire running daca, daca, daca. he was the chairman of the immigration subcommittee responsible for writing the bill. he didn't produce a bill. nancy pelosi was the speaker. she didn't go to the floor. >> martha: a great question. chuck schumer has problems on his happened. he took this gambet, matt, and many in the party are not happy from him. california's two democratic
senators can barely contain their anger after chuck schumer cut a deal to reopen the government. he said this shows the cracks in the democrat house. can he survive this. >> no question about it. there's broad support for chuck schumer. no doubt he survives this. being leader is hard. it means making tough decisions. schumer hasn't had to make a bunch of them so far because trump has made it impossible for schumer to cut deals. >> martha: how do you -- hold on a second. >> laugh all you want but it's true. >> martha: how do you -- the fact that chuck schumer had an opportunity. nancy pelosi, chuck schumer, president obama. lined up across the board. they could have made this happen quickly when they had the chance. now he's expressing this as this dire need and turns out people were not in favor of it. they didn't want to see a shut down with daca.
they said it's an issue. we care about the kids but it's not our priority at the moment. >> it was a manufactured crisis, martha. the daca deadline was march 5. so there was six weeks away. there was no -- no one was about to get deported. there was no reason to shut down the government. on top of that, donald trump created the march 5 deadline. he said he would extend it if possible. chuck schumer today said you know the extra money for the wall i promised you? i'm talking that off. there's not going to be a deal without a wall. >> martha: there is sort of an eighth grade nature of, this you can have the $1.6 billion for the wall. no. i'm talking it back. if he thought the wall was a good deal for the trade for daca, more border security, which democrats have supported, was a good idea, why is it not a good idea anymore? >> the public negotiation is all baloney. people posture. as marc knows well, you don't have your real negotiation in
front of television cameras if you're going to get anything done. to the earlier point, he couldn't have done it quickly. immigration reform is complicated. so schumer and obama were facing long odds even with control of both houses of congress. trump is finding out now, you can control both houses but it's still tough to get things done. >> martha: thanks, guys. coming up next, president trump is headed to the big global economic forum. trees covered in snow. chalets everywhere. america first is the message. how is it going to go over there and how will it be received by the global elites of davos. elise and wendy are here on that. a big day in hollywood as the oscar nominations are announced. there's one name that nobody expects to come up except for one person out there. ronald reagan. will he ever get a golden statue posthumously coming up?
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>> the president believes we can have win-win agreements. america first is not america alone. when we grow, the world grows. we're part of it. we're part of a world economy. the president believes that. >> martha: that was gary cohn giving us a preview of what to expect when president trump arrives in davos thursday morning for the world economic forum. traditionally a safe space for globalists, you might say. "the new york times" quoting it's hard to imagine an audience less receptive to the president's america first agenda. his mere presence is a rebuke to the elites that got him badly wrong. that is from "the new york times." here's lisa booth and wendy oseppo, political commentator. i find this fascinating. it wasn't really on the books for a long time and the word is
that emanuel macron said everybody is going to be there. president trump felt maybe i want to be there, too. it's called creating a shared future in a fractured world. wendy, you think they were expecting him? >> no, i don't think they were expecting him. quite frankly, the president can come in and tout the economic numbers of the united states, tout the stock market and all of that good stuff. but unfortunately, they not only speak to economics but human rights, this is a forum that talks about what it's like to be an immigrant, a day in the life of the paris accord. all of the things this president apposes. so we'll see where this america first rhetoric takes the global stage. >> martha: america first is a powerful motto, right? whether you love it or hate it. no one will ever look at this administration and say, what were they about? what do they stand for?
it couldn't be more clear. with the record he has economically, he walks in there in a good position, right? >> yes. sounds like these presidents get pressure. but he should be there talking about the tax cuts and the law that he passed that has an impact on growth in the u.s. and around the world. the forum says they expect global growth to be 3.9 where's in 2018 and 19 and they credit the tax cut law for roughly half of that growth that is huge. it's not just the united states that is benefitting from this economic boom. it's also the world. >> martha: yeah. there's the tariff issue that came out today as well. the united states slapping tariffs on imports of solar panels and washing machines. when you dig into it, it sends a
strong message of america first. like we want to talk to you guys, talk about trade and partnering in different ventures, the president said, but it's what we feel is in our best interest. what is wrong with that? >> there's nothing wrong with that. it's his strong point. he comes in, sticks to the scripts and talks about economics, that's great. there's people protesting. there's more people predicted that will come to protest his arrival. >> martha: i don't think that bothers him. >> he doesn't care about protesting. >> what will be really interesting he's scheduled to meet with the chairman of the african union. the african union issued a state saying they want an apology from the president for his comments where he called certain countries s-hole countries that will be interesting to see how that turns out. >> sounds like you don't want to talk about the economic successes that we've had as a result of the trump administration and his policies -- >> i talk about them a lot. >> and that's a huge story that
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seats. some have them up by 40. that has to make you nervous. >> not based on what we done. we always have the urgency. but we're in the best position we've ever been. we raised the most money and had trainings across 50 states. we plan on playing in every race. we feel good about our data, our ground game and our message. what president trump has done. what are democrats going to run on? resist, obstruction? they don't have a message. when voter goes in november, they're going to ask themselves, am i better off under the republicans? i feel good about that. >> martha: a candidate considering running in utah who you know about. >> i don't know who that is. >> martha: he wasn't so kind to president trump when he was running for president trump. this is what he said. >> up from trump is a phony. his domestic policies would lead to recession. his foreign policies would make
america the world less safe. >> the last two pieces of that, i find interesting. i'm curious if governor romney feels differently about how president trump has handled the economy and how he's handled his relationships with other countries in the world today. does he? >> i can't speak for my uncle mitt just like i can't speak for a lot of my family members. >> martha: you never talk to him about donald trump? >> we don't talk about it. like a lot of families, some subjects are off the table. i know he's said in his tweets and through his public comments that he feels good about this president and champions him. i think our party is coalescing around him. look at isis. they're on the run. our military standing. the troops getting the first race in ten years. >> martha: if he runs and wins, will he be like lindsey graham and john mccain. will he be a thorn in his side or support him whole heartedly? >> i can't say what he will do.
i'll tell you what many i advice is to every republican. focus on chuck schumer and nancy pelosi. support our president. he's making our country better. focus on democrats. if they take the reins, they'll take us backwards. they didn't support the tax cuts and the things that we're doing that are so good for our middle class. let's focus them. keep the fire off of each other. >> martha: and how do you think president trump will be involved in the congressional races? >> he will be involved. he wants to make sure he keeps the majorities. >> martha: looking at his approval numbers and candidates are not concerned? >> the first rule of politics is turn out your base. our base loves president trump. that's -- you can see that in our record fund-raising. you can see that in the engagement, the trainings this weekend. i had one in florida. our base is so energized by this president. you have to turn out your base. then you go after other voters and nobody -- >> martha: so nobody -- >> nobody is turning out the
base than president trump. >> martha: thank you for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> martha: when we come back, president reagan's secret regret. why the former actor was hurt by his friends in hollywood. mine wineberg, special insider with the inside story on this next. >> what is your name? >> gibb. george gibb. what's yours? oh good, you're awake! finally. you're still here? come on, denise. we're voya! we stay with you to and through retirement... ...with solutions to help provide income throughout. i get that voya is with me through retirement, i'm just surprised it means in my kitchen. oh. [whispering] so that means no breakfast? i said there might be breakfast. i was really looking forward to breakfast... i know. voya. helping you to and through retirement.
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>> some day when the team is up against us, ask them to go in there with all they have. win just one for the gipper. >> martha: a great scene. let me tell you something, ronald reagan was great in that movie. i watched it recently. he's playing george gipp in what you just saw. with the oscar nominations out today, a former reagan adviser said despite the great communicator's affection for the movie business, hollywood never returned the accolades. now he's calling for an honorary oscar for the gipper.
we have mark here with us. wow. must have been a lucky thing to be a part of. thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> i watched that movie recently. i'm a notre dame fan. i watched it. he's really good. a good actor. >> he was good. >> martha: he was good. >> he was a good actor and very proud of being an actor. >> martha: so tell me a little bit about how he felt about hollywood, when he moved back to california after being president. >> we talked about it from time to time. and he said to me once that he would think that doing what i've done or having accomplished what i've accomplished, he meant the presidency, the motion picture business would commemorate it or honor it in some way but i guess their political agenda has taken over good manners. i write habit this in my book, "movie nights with the reagans."
it hurt him. hurt his feelings of which his former profession and he was so proud and had so much affection never returned it. he wasn't saying oh, my movies were all oscar worthy, but he was so proud of it. i think it hurt him that they snubbed him. you can imagine if obama or bill clinton had come from the movie business, i have a feeling the academy would have recognized them. >> martha: nancy reagan was so good in promoting his legacy and wanting to make sure that he was remembered fondly and respectfully. did she ever try to reach out to her friends in hollywood and say why don't you do this for ronnie? >> no. it wouldn't have been her style to do that. he didn't complain about it much. when we talked about it, it was clear that it hurt his feelings. what better time for hollywood, given all the issues they're facing now, the calls for diversity, how about some diversity and political
philosophy and going back and honoring the only one of their own that ascended to the presidency? >> who will be the person to promote this besides you, right? you look at hollywood. there's so few people that wo d would -- perhaps clint eastwood that would maybe bring that up. it would get shot down so quickly. you talk about idealogical diversity. there's none of that at these awards ceremonies. very political. >> it is very political. reagan was twice president of the screen actor's guild. his contribution to the movie business is really unparalleled. that's why we started this petition, reaganoscar.com where people can go to the academy, right this wrong, give this unique individual the recognition that he deserves. >> martha: and we see so many people recognized for lifetime achievements. it would be -- be interesting to see how many people sign it. tell me about "movie nights with
the reagans." that was friday night at camp david. a small group of people that were there, four or five, that were with them to the weekends, went into the living room and the presidential home there and i describe what it was like in movie nights when they would open the door and have you sit in the living room with them on couches, on comfortable chairs. the lights would dim and movies would be shown. mostly iconic movies of the 80s but they snuck in a few oldies, too. >> martha: and most presidents invite people over to see. the president had "darkest hour" on. and a lot of people talk during them. president reagan didn't talk. >> dead silence. i describe "in movie nights" the scene where he looked at the beginning of the movie. dead silence, other than laughter. as soon as the movie ended, he
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>> martha: here's tonight's quote of the night from president reagan. president trump is set to meet theresa may at the world economic forum in davos. he was going to cancel the visit to london over the new u.s. embassy there. so ahead of the highly anticipated meeting, hopeful word from president reagan's 1982 speech to the british parliament. >> for the ultimate determinant and the struggle now going on in the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas. a trial of spiritual resolve. the values that we hold, the beliefs we cherish, the ideals to which we are dedicated.
>> martha: that was the beginning of the wall come down. so that is our story for tonight. we will see you back here tomorrow night at 7:00. hope you join us. tucker carlson is next. >> tucker: good evening. welcome to "tucker carlson tonight." the russia investigation, if you can remember that far back, was created to expose collusion between american politicians and operatives from foreign governments. instead, so far the investigation has simply exposed itself as corrupt and mismanaged. newly released texts from peter strzok suggested high level fbi operatives were not on the level about the investigation from the very beginning. fox chief intelligence corr responsibili -- correspondent catherine herridge has more. >> one