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>> the president making clear the state of the union is strong and american dream is alive and well. we have a great show over the next two hours for you. good morning. hope you stayed up late last night.
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>> the state of our union is strong because our people are strong. we have created 2.4 million new jobs. unemployment claims have hit a 45-year low. the stock market has smashed one record after another, gaining 8 trillion and more in value. we enacted the biggest tax cuts and reforms in american history. i recognized jerusalem as the capital of israel. one year later, i am proud to report that the coalition to defeat isis has liberated very close to 100% of the territory. my duty and the sacred duty of every elected official in this chamber is to defend americans and their right to the american dream. [applause]
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>> sandra: after probably not much sleep kevin corke is live at the white house for us this morning. kevin, the president called on both parties last night to come together in this speech. how did it land from the white house's perspective? >> listen, i have to tell you. it was a late night for a lot of us. you folks put in work all day long. the president did, too. they were beaming this morning talking about the fact the president was able to hit on themes important to him. if you had a chance to watch the speech to the folks at home, there are a number of powerful moments during the address last night from the family that adopted the baby of an addict to the raised crutch of a north korean defector. first state of the union address for the president. he laid out his vision for 2018 and beyond calling for unity of purpose. and promise. to serve the american people. >> president trump: tonight i
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call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground and to summon the unity we need to deliver for the people. >> that speech 80 minutes interrupted several times by applause. he also drew a contrast with lawful, orderly immigration and he mentioned a pair of families whose daughters were killed by ms-13 gang members. >> president trump: we love you, thank you. we cannot imagine the depths of that kind of sorrow, we can make sure that other families never have to endure this kind of pain. tonight i am calling on congress to finally close the deadly loopholes that have allowed ms-13 and other criminal bangs to get into our country.
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>> the president hammering home that concept. it's something we'll hear more about in the months to come. >> sandra: what can you tell us about a potential deal to protect those dreamers? >> it's a math problem, right? democrat you want to protect the dreamers. if you're a republican you want to protect the dreamers. do you come to a compromise on the 1.8 million the president talked about last night or do you hold your ground and refuse to give in to demands about border security? the president said they deserve a pathway to citizenship but also added this. they aren't the only ones who have hopes and aspirations. >> president trump: my duty and the sacred duty of every elected official in this chamber is to defend americans, to protect their safety, their families, their communities, and their right to the american dream. because americans are dreamers, too. >> what a line. americans are dreamers, too.
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that will certainly be one of the lines people will be talking about today. the president back to work, sandra, talking monetary policy and working on taxes. but no briefing scheduled yet. we'll see if that changes. back to you. >> sandra: kevin corke, thank you. >> bill: numerous emotional moments. here is one of them. president honoring the parents of an american exchange student who died days after his release from captivity in north korea. >> president trump: otto's wonderful parents fred and cindy warmbier are here with us tonight, along with otto's brother and sister, austin and greta. please. [applause] you are powerful witnesses to a menace that threatens our world and your strength inspires us all. thank you.
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to honor otto's memory with total american resolve. thank you. [applause] >> bill: quite a moment there. the president calling those parents incredible people for what they have gone through. also -- >> sandra: president trump recognizing the harrowing journey taken by a north korean defecter. >> president trump: he woke up as a train ran over his limbs. he then endured multiple amputations without anything to dull the pain or the hurt. later he was tortured by north korean authorities. his tormenters wanted to know if he had met any christians. he had and he resolved after that to be free. he traveled thousands of miles on crutches all across china and southeast asia to freedom.
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today he has a new leg, but i understand you still keep those old crutches as a reminder of how far you've come. your great sacrifice is an inspiration to us all. please -- thank you. [applause] >> sandra: for many this was the emotional high point of the night. sung ho lifting those crutches as an act of defiance against north korea. >> bill: the americans we saw in the gallery last night. white house now and get immediate reaction from hogan gidley, the white house deputy press secretary from the north lawn. thank you for your time here today. >> >> powerful moments from last night. >> bill: how did it generally.
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>> i think most people graded it around a c, the democrats. people in the hall doesn't make sense to me why they would sit down on key issues. it actually we were in the room watching the speech and marking it up and tweeting and everything and we looked down and said they didn't stand up for things when the president said in god we trust. didn't stand up when the president mentioned we should stand for the national anthem. they refused to stand up when we talked about jerusalem being the capital of israel which the senate voted for unanimously and in addition mr. gutierrez walked out of the hall during the chanting of usa. for the life of me i can't figure out when democrats became so anti-business, anti-middle america and quite frankly anti-this country. >> bill: i saw him get up. i don't know if it was because of that moment or getting ready to do an interview. sometimes you have to get to a location. leave that to the side nancy pelosi said this. the president presented a
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self-congratulatory speech without vision. america deserves better. they have a real disdain for your boss. why is that? >> absolutely. >> bill: is it policy or is it personal? >> i believe it's both. for the life of me i just can't figure it out. they have to make the decision whether they want to -- how much they love america versus how much they hate this president. the president outlined several key issues that should be bipartisan. he talked about tax cuts allowing people to keep more of their own money, something democrats used to be for. lowering the corporate tax rates. something democrats used to be for. bipartisanship, someone asked me should there by bipartisan for daca and infrastructure? >> bill: do you think you can get to 60 votes on anything? >> i hope so. we're always optimistic at the white house. the president will take this message directly to the american people. he started to do that last night. the real question is are no democrats out there supportive
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of the issues we just outlined? are they not supportive of border security? >> bill: let's see where that goes. on the fisa memo i assume the president has seen it and read it. has he or not? >> i don't know that he has seen it or read it. i haven't spoken with him this morning. he will go to the proper channels and talk to the national security team and in addition he will meet with the white house counsel and they will decide the best action to move forward. i can say this the president would never and will never put american people's lives at risk. and threaten our national security. if anything in this document does that, he will not release it. >> bill: wow. a decision has not been made then. >> absolutely. a congressional decision. the president doesn't have to act on it at all. if he does nothing it becomes open to the public. >> bill: last night he was caught on microphone telling the republican congressman from south carolina that he would
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release it 100%. is that official? >> he is 100% for transparency 100% of the time. he has been talking about that since he took office way back in the campaign. he wants people to see and decide for themselves just what is going on in their government. i have think it's been pretty clear, the president deeply supports the rank and file members of the f.b.i. but we're troubled by some of the reports out there that some in the top levels investigating hillary clinton showed massive pro-hillary clinton bias and anti-trump bias. >> bill: is that what we'll learn when it is made public? >> i don't know, i haven't seen it. your guess is as good as mine. >> bill: you suggested it was some sort of corruption at the highest level of the f.b.i. is that what we learn in these four pages? >> i haven't read the memo. you guys have reported about it. most of the media reported about it as well. some of the text messages are completely damaging and disturbing to some of the highest levels of the f.b.i.
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they're the ones in charge of investigating hillary clinton. it appears from those text messages and some of the conversations they had with each other that they had no interest in getting to the bottom of that. they did more in trying to protect the clintons. that's something for someone else to decide. >> bill: thank you for your time hogan gidley. busy day at the white house. thank you for stopping and sharing with us today. we'll speak again. so much for american carnage. that was so 2017. very different message. >> sandra: the white house giving the speech an a plus this morning in reaction. but you kind of expect that. it was a big night. all right. meanwhile many republicans making a quick exit from washington after that big speech heading to a retreat where they will be focusing on the future discussing the legislative agenda and the 2018 mid-terms. former white house press secretary sean spicer will join us to talk about that and hills reaction to president trump's state of the union address. >> bill: as i mentioned on his
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way out last night the president dropping a not so subtle hint that the classified house intel committee memo, will he make it public? peter king on that live as our coverage from the state of the union address continues right after this. is sparking innovat. you see it in the southern tier with companies that are developing powerful batteries that make everything from cell phones to rail cars more efficient. which helps improve every aspect of advanced rail technology. all with support from a highly-educated workforce and vocational job training. across new york state, we're building the new new york. to grow your business with us in new york state, visit to grow your business with us in new york state, i ...prilosec otc 7 years ago,my doctor recommended... 5 years ago, last week. just 1 pill each morning, 24 hours and zero heartburn. it's been the number 1 doctor recommended brand for 10... ...straight years, and it's still recommended today. use as directed.
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>> sandra: democrats responding to the president's speech last night not with one speech but five. the official response coming from massachusetts congressman
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joseph kennedy. bernie sanders also giving his own response on facebook. >> bullies may land a punch. they may leave a mark, but they have never, not once in the history of our united states, managed to match the strength and spirit of a people united in defense of their future. >> the american people do not want a president who is compulsionively dishonest or a bully. that's not what the american people want. it's the bad news that we have got to deal with. >> sandra: three other democrats also gave their own responses. >> bill: moments ago we heard from the white house. they say no decision has been made on the release of that memo. on his way out of the chamber last night the president was heard saying the following. listen. >> president trump: don't worry, 100%. >> bill: peter king member of the house intelligence
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committee. good morning to you after a late night last night. you just heard the white house reaction to that. what did you hear that you think is important in understanding? >> one thing i would certainly urge the president to release the document. as far as any concern about national security, this was shown to the director of the f.b.i. and some of his top aides on counter terrorism, intelligence and they could not find one factual error in the memo and they could also not find any threat at all to national security. so that should not be a concern. the president's people will look at it. secondly, the assistant press secretary said that the president makes no decision in five days it becomes public. no it doesn't. i comes back to congress and that would require having a full debate in a closed session of congress asking all 435 members to debate it and have a vote. that would be much more protracted and more of a risk of something coming out.
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so no, i would urge him to release it. >> bill: simple question then. you would urge him to do what then you were saying? >> to release it. declassify it. >> bill: it would seem to suggest we are going to see it. if that's the case, what will we learn? >> well again, i can't go into detail other than the fact that you will see there have been intentional abuses or very severe negligence on fisa -- dealing with the fisa courts and actions by the f.b.i. at the highest levels and the department of justice. that's really as far as i can go as to what the specifics are. i want to make it clear i heard chuck schumer talking about the f.b.i., myself and the president support 99.9% of the men and women in the f.b.i. this is an outstanding institution. what we are talking about is a handful of people who either made serious mistakes or knew what they were doing and in either event it really was an injustice. >> bill: you mention chuck schumer. this is what he said about you. give this a listen.
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>> i'm really appalled by our republican colleagues in reference to this. they have always been defenders of the f.b.i. they have flipped. they remind me of a movie the silence of the lambs. >> bill: now they have flipped, what do you think? >> we all support law enforcement and the f.b.i. and stand with it. putin, i'm on the intelligence committee. i've heard how many hours of testimony from every key witness in this. i've listened to all the democratic unending repetitive questions. i haven't heard one word of anything incriminating whatsoever. to me this investigation should never have started in the first place. we have to complete it now. but this whole thing is really i think tragic that a year has been spent looking into a crime that never was committed, an incident that never occurred, there has been no collusion so far that i've seen at all with russia by anyone in the trump
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campaign. certainly not by the president himself. >> bill: peter king, thank you for your time. perhaps it is this week. we'll bring you back then if it happens. >> sandra: minutes before the president gave that big speech hillary clinton responded to revelations she refused to fire a top campaign staffer accused of sexual harassment. our panel is here to take that up. >> bill: also the president honoring some american heroes during his address last night. here is just a sample. >> president trump: a guy who took a bullet, almost died and was back to work 3 1/2 months later, the legend from louisiana, congressman steve scalise. l over the country in search of our big idaho potato truck. but not any more. i am done with that. ooh, ooh hot - just gonna stay home on the farm, eat a beautiful idaho potato, and watch tv with my dog...
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tv anncr: the big idaho potato truck pulled into town today and it's really a sight to see. oh man...let's go.... (distant) you comin', boy? sfx: (dog) gulp! woof.
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you know what's not awesome? gig-speed internet. when only certain people can get it. let's fix that. let's give this guy gig- really? and these kids, and these guys, him, ah. oh hello. that lady, these houses! yes, yes and yes. and don't forget about them. uh huh, sure. still yes! xfinity delivers gig speed to more homes than anyone. now you can get it, too. welcome to the party. >> bill: there were 14 guests
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including a california firefighters, new mexico police officer and his family, a north korean defector. the president saying they represent an unbreakable american spirit. >> president trump: firefighters david dahlberg. david faced down walls of flame to rescue almost 60 children trapped at a california summer camp threatened by those devastating wildfires. preston sharp started a movement that has now placed 40,000 flags at the graves of our great heroes. he was on duty when he saw a pregnant, homeless woman preparing to inject heroin. he went home to tell his wife, rebecca. in an instant she agreed to adopt. justin and his comrade, chief petty officer kenton stacy, were on a mission to clear buildings that isis had rigged
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with explosive. staff sergeant peck, all of america salutes you. >> bill: there was also a moment there where the parents of those two teenagers from long island, new york were killed by the ms-13 gang. that got to me seeing that father. such a visceral reaction on national television was gripping. >> sandra: but then the show of incredible support from not only the president but from congress and people rose to their feet. there were so many powerful moments last night. >> bill: for a president who knows he draws so much attention to himself putting the families in the galleries and putting their stories on television helped deflect a lot of that away from him and onto them. the theme of the whole night. about america and americans. that was the opening and closing lines. >> sandra: emotional and powerful speech. new developments on that false missile alert that caused panic in hawaii. we're learning that employee
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believed it was a real emergency and has since been fired. the alert caused chaos for nearly 40 minutes you will remember for a correction was sent through the emergency alert system. reading there is no missile threat ordaininger to the state of hawaii. repeat, false alarm. adam housley joining us now live on what we're learning exactly happened that day, adam. >> so much to learn. a lot of details coming out. the now ex employee, of course, who triggered that false alarm back on january 13th has been let go. that has been officially announced. that sent people scrambling throughout the hawaiian islands and some parents sticking their kids down manhole covers took place during a change of shift among many other mistakes. the fired/resigned employee has taken full responsibility. some co-workers have said that same employee has been the source of concern before and on
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two other occasions confused real life events and drills so it hasn't happened just once before. a federal report released before the hawaii presser found the employee believed there was a real emergency which contradicted an earlier explanation from state officials that he accidentally hit the wrong button. it all started with a shift supervisor decided to run a drill even though the top of the drill included the message exercise, exercise, this is not a drill. >> employee one said he didn't know it was an exercise even though five others that were in the warning point room at that time heard exercise, exercise, exercise, which indicates that it is a drill and informed everybody that it is a drill. furthermore, when it became apparent that the real world alert was issued, employee one seemed confused. he froze. and another employee had to
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take over his responsibilities. >> it wasn't just the warning that went wrong. it took 38 minutes because of this very long process that included a number of different avenues that had to be moved around in order to put out the retraction which, of course, was part of this press conference as well. that whole situation, of course, needs to be fixed, sandra. we found out there were three supervisors on duty at the time and in the hallway when it went down. a number of new plans are being put in place including the fact now it will take two people in order to send out an alert. the first person will have to have a second person look over his or her shoulder to ensure it doesn't happen again. >> sandra: what a 38 minutes that was. he is now gone. adam housley, thank you for the report. >> bill: more to come on this story. who knew? law enforcement working to sharpen their skills on an active shooter situation. a live look at some of the drills showing the hard work put in to keep people safe.
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>> sandra: president trump's big night gets rave reviews from his own party. not so much from democrats. sean spicer is here and we'll get him to weigh in on all the reaction this morning. there he is. >> i think nancy pelosi looks like that all the time. she needs to smile for often and the country would be better for it. she seems to embody the bitterness that belongs in the democrat party right now. they. the whisperer? why do they call him the whisperer? he talks to planes. he talks to planes. watch this. hey watson, what's avionics telling you? maintenance records and performance data suggest replacing capacitor c4. not bad. what's with the coffee maker? sorry. we are not on speaking terms. i kept putting it off...t get what was i thinking? ago. what's with the coffee maker?
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>> bill: markets are open at 9:33. wall street bouncing back from the biggest down day we've seen since last summer. the dow is off to a good jump here. up more than 200 points following last night's state of the union and impressive earnings from boeing and wages went up. >> sandra: boeing is accounting for at least 100 points of that nearly 200-point gain. some impressive earnings.
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>> bill: apple, earnings. we'll see how they do. >> sandra: off and roaring. meanwhile president trump touting the booming american economy last night saying all americans will be benefiting from the policies republicans have put in place this year. >> president trump: this, in fact, is our new american moment. there has never been a better time to start living the american dream. america has also finally turned the page on decades of unfair trade deals that sacrificed our prosperity and shipped away our companies, our jobs, and our wealth. the era of economic surrender is totally over. we repeal the core of the disastrous obamacare, the individual mandate is now gone. [cheering and applause] >> sandra: so many stand out moments from last night. joining us now is former white
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house press secretary sean spicer. thanks for being here this morning. all right. what did you think? >> i thought he did fantastic. i thought the tone was perfect, the use of guests and not just who was there but how they translated into policy was perfect. i think that he had a great balance between talking about what has happened the past year both domestically and internationally. economic policy, national security. as well as had a very, very positive unifying vision for the future. >> sandra: you clearly did not have pleasant things to say about the democrats and their response even during the speech. you tweeted this out last night. truly sad, some democrats won't even stand to acknowledge the symbolism of our amazing u.s. capitol, #state of the union democrats, it was at times difficult to watch when you looked exactly what they were not standing for or lending applause to. >> i've been up in this town
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for 25 years and worked for a ton of members of congress and i've crafted a lot of the responses when we had democrats in the white house. most of the time we would say it was a great speech, here is where we disagree on policy. here are the policies. to see that many individuals just sit on their hands on policies and issues that should unite all of americans. i understand this idea of the resistance they've come up with but you are taking it a little too far when the president talks about the majesty of the capitol, symbolism and unifying aspects that all americans should agree upon and they are sitting there with sourpusss on their face. that's different than objecting to policy objectives that the two parties have. >> sandra: as you are talking we're showing these shots of pelosi and schumer and the sour faces and lack of standing up during that speech even though, sean, the president reached out to democrats very clearly in many ways saying he would work on issues very important to
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them such as infrastructure, family leave, criminal justice reform. so was the president, because the white house said that he set out with a goal of unifying congress with this speech and the country, did he achieve his goal of delivering a unifying speech last night? >> that's a great question. i think that what you saw in the exit polls was this. the hard left democrats who are part of this resistance movement definitely that's their base and i get it. poll after poll on issue after issue independents were with the president and what he laid out for the vision of america. that's the difference. republicans are with him and democrats against him. you saw the middle of the country agree with where we've come as a country and where the president wants to take it. >> sandra: so push this forward for the republican party because i know you also tweeted this. if last year's presidential joint address was an a, this state of the union is an a +.
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the senate republicans are off to their retreat this morning. so how do the next few months look? we're approaching fall mid-terms. >> that's right. a couple things. last night was a great speech wherever you sit on the aisle you say it was a good speech. now we have to translate that. we're seeing the effects of the tax and job cut act. when it comes to an election people vote how they feel things are going. if the economy is doing well and neighbor and families are doing well and wages are rising. healthcare costs are under control. i think what we need to realize is at the end of the day despite everything else. you can give a million speeches but we have to continue to not only enact the policies we've had that came into fruition the last couple weeks but now go out there and talk about them. tout them, be on the road. make sure people understand that when they see that increase in their paycheck it's because of the policies that were passed by republicans in the house and president trump. so we've got to go out there and now continue to sell, sell, sell the policies that have
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been enacted and the rest of the agenda they want to do. you cannot rest on our laurels now. the stock market is at a high. adp numbers showing more americans were at work in january than were expected. i think 234,000. we have to get out there and continue to tout those successes. and i think voters will reward the party that has those policies in november. >> sandra: that market is off and roaring as you were talking. the dow is up 250 this morning alone after the president's big speech last night. a lot of positive earnings as well. another company citing the president's policies for reasons why it's doing so well, boeing. i want to ask you about this memo. the president was caught on a hot mic responding to one of the lawmakers as he was exiting saying are you going to release the memo? and while the president didn't say an exact words of 100% that he would release the memo he responded 100%. we talked to the white house just a few minutes ago, no clarification as to whether or not the president has even looked at it or has plans to
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release it. final word to you on that, sean. >> he needs to do what is in the best interest of the country. get the advice of his national security team. that being said, from a communications standpoint i would urge the white house to wait, ride this huge wave of success from last night, talk about the policies, talk about the -- the memo can wait. they can enact the internal policies to deal with that now but don't -- you have to take advantage of a huge night the president had last night and the record achievements that his policies are having on the stock market and job market. >> sandra: great to have you on this morning. >> bill: i'm saying tomorrow, thursday, see if i'm right. buried in the news cycle last night hillary clinton explaining her decision to keep a staffer on the payroll. after learning of sexual harassment accusations against him. what she is now saying nearly 10 years later. >> sandra: president trump making it clear his
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administration will treat like enemy combatants. >> president trump: i just signed prior to walking in, an order directing secretary mattis to re-examine our military detention policy and to keep open the detention facilities in guantanamo bay.
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>> bill: hillary clinton explaining why she did not fire a former campaign staffer after learning of sexual harassment allegations against him. clinton saying this in a long facebook post last night. the short answer is this. if i had it to do again, i would not. brad blakeman former deputy assistant to president george w. bush and richard fowler. we're all getting ready for the speech last night and at 8:59 this statement comes out on
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facebook. does it put it behind her or not? >> it's statement that's very dismissive of a serious breach of duty that she had as the leader of her campaign to make sure that their workplace was safe for everybody. this was going to be the first woman president. and yet she protected a serial abuser within her campaign. unconscionable. the reason why she did it, not me saying this, her campaign manager, a woman at the time. the reason why hillary didn't do it was because she was afraid of the publicity that would be generated so close to voting in primaries. absolutely inexcusable. >> bill: how do you look at this now, richard? >> i think there is some truth to what brad is saying here. it's sad this didn't happen when it should have happened. once again it speaks to the fact that we as a nation are at a time of reckoning now. a lot of people who engaged in a lot of bad behavior a decade
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ago who still had jobs until a couple of weeks ago. so i think we as a nation are turning the page and now we know that this type of behavior will no longer be tolerated in any workplace. i think that's a step forward. i think it's sad that hillary clinton didn't fire this person immediately. i think her statement -- >> bill: is that acceptable? >> she should have fired him immediately but we're at a different time and place. there was a time a decade ago. >> bill: he went on to another job and was fired for inappropriate conduct at another job. i mention this a long facebook post. here is part of that again where she points the finger. many employers, she says, will be well served to take actions at least as severe when confronted with problems now including the have media outlet the broke this story. she is shifting the blame on "the new york times" and glen thrush in that comment. >> it's what the clintons do. always somebody else to blame.
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they take no personal responsibility for their own failings. by the way, she should have been the champion of this kind of abuse. she is married to somebody who has abused women and been a victim and also been the enableer of this type of activity. but she chose not to. and that speaks to everything about her character and probably the reason that the american people turned on her and said she cannot be president. >> here is my thought on this. we should all be the champions against this type of abuse. >> absolutely. >> we all have mothers, sisters, aunts and nieces. with that being said for decades a lot of men and a lot of women were silent as this behavior happened. hillary clinton was one of them. to sit here and throw a cross on her back and not throw a cross on others. >> she is not just any woman, that's the point. >> it seems absurd to me. i'm not saying she is not wrong here, i'm saying that we as a nation have clearly moved forward on this issue and because we moved forward this reckoning is happening and more
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and more and more bad actors are being fired and kicked out of their jobs for engaging in this behavior. let's not act like 10 years ago the folks were being fired of this because they weren't. >> bill: she writes i think it's possible to avoid termination by doing right by everyone involved. i'm inclined in that direction. to our viewers you can read the post yourself. richard going back to this point. is 2018 different from 2008? because that's where richard is going with this argument. >> it is certainly not. when you talk about hillary clinton who is the champion of women, she said it at every rally, every piece of campaign material, yet when something comes to her doorstep and the evidence is overwhelming and her campaign manager did her due diligence, presented to the candidate and she says no, we are just going to keep him on.
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it's an outrage. the reason why she did it was to protect her political career. >> the ideal that 2008 and 2018 are the same is absurd. >> he is a leader. >> a lot of leaders who did this type of behavior and now the reckoning is happening. >> bill: thanks for coming on today brad and richard. >> sandra: when we come back we're live during an active shooter drill happening right now. we'll get an inside look at law enforcement officers training to be ready for an assault at any time in any place.
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>> sandra: we've seen countless mass shooting tragedies across this country. now in upstate new york law
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enforcement officers and hundreds of employees there are training to be ready for an assault and that's where our reporter is this morning. what's happening there? >> good morning, bill and sandra. we're in the middle of a drill at a distribution company here in new york. the beverage company decided they felt their employees deserved to have active shooter training and that's exactly what we're seeing behind us right now. a live situation where the swat team is here. they are operating as though this is a real drill. we have employees lined up and have just checked the rooms inside this distribution company and mechanicville, new york. the saratoga county sheriff's office said they've had an increase in demand for this type of training exercise. they used to have one to two a month. now they have upwards of 10 to 15 requests per month in this type of training for the schools and businesses who want to teach their employees how to
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respond to an active shooter situation. today while this active shooter training drill started off with a bang, you can see right now this is the assailant here, the shooter who has been apprehended. an actual police officer pretending to be the assailant. he came into this distribution company shooting off live blanks as well as throwing up fake pipe bombs. they sounded like gunshots. it felt and heard like pipe bombs. this was in order to give people a real life experience inside what it would actually be like in an active shooter situation. the shooter came into the warehouse and when this happened the alarms came off into the warehouse to warn people to run and hide. so the employees inside this distribution company went and they did exactly that. after that the first swat team came in. the first police team came in. then a second team came in. apprehended the suspect and now what they're doing after apprehending him right here they are clearing the rooms
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step-by-step making sure that everyone is okay and clear. of course, this is all a simulation. this is a drill but meant to be as real life as possible. the saratoga county police say it's not only important for them for the sheriff's office. they believe it's important for them but also important for the people out there concerned about this very thing and why it's important to have these real life drills and scenarios like what we saw today. if you think this is the only place where it's happening, it is not. the alert nationwide system. the alert center in texas state university is training 300,000 people over the last 15 years on how to respond to this type of situation. and there are law enforcement agencies around the country demanding and wanting this type of training while jeff sessions and the department of justice have actually granted $5.4 million recently to make sure they can actually offer this type of training to many law enforcement agencies who want it. >> sandra: brian showing us
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officers training for an active shooting drill there. important stuff. >> bill: we'll be with you throughout the entire day. brian, thanks for that. days after a sudden rest ignition at deputy f.b.i. director andrew mccabe is being investigated by the justice department for his handling of the clinton email probe. more reaction from president trump's first state of the union address last night. >> president trump: as long as we are proud of who we are and what we are fighting for, there is nothing we cannot achieve.
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>> sandra: the f.b.i. and justice department bracing for fallout as president trump considers releasing an explosive surveillance memo related to the russian investigation. welcome to a new hour of "america's newsroom," everyone. i'm sandra smith. >> bill: late night last night. interesting night last night. i think he has joe manchin but
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i'm not so sure he has anyone else on the other side of the aisle. >> sandra: the visual last night. >> bill: president trump now revealing which way he is leaning after his state of the union address. catch this at the end last night. watch. so the f.b.i. and justice department want the president to block the memo for national security reasons, they say. congress and peter king last hour here on our program saying that there is no reason to hide from this memo. here he is. >> i would certainly urge the president to release the document. as far as any concern about national security, this was shown to the director of the f.b.i. and some of his top aides on counter terrorism, intelligence and they could not find one factual error in the memo and they could also not find any threat at all to national security. so that should not be a concern. >> sandra: chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has been reporting on this, the best for us is live
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in washington for us. so much changing on this story. >> that's right. thank you, good morning. a source familiar with the discussions tells fox news that president trump has told aides he wants the memo out as soon as possible but didn't want it out before the state of the union address. republicans tell fox news the memo was drafted to eliminate national security information and in a recent interview the oversight committee chairman said great care was taken. >> there is a way to communicate what i think we need to communicate to the american people without jeopardizeing sources and methods. >> christopher wray reviewed it and two senior f.b.i. officials, one from the counter intelligence and legal followed up. the f.b.i. officials could not point to any factual inaccuracies. the f.b.i. had no comment for fox news a justice department official disputed that characterization. democrats have seized on the january 24 justice department letter calling the memo's release unprecedented and
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reckless. after their own review at justice an official told fox the term reckless is mute. >> sandra: what have we learned about the inspector general investigation into former f.b.i. deputy director andrew mccabe? >> we can confirm the inspector general is looking into his handling of the clinton email probe. the "washington post" first reported the probe seemed to stall three weeks before the voting. federal law enforcement sources complained to fox news f.b.i. headquarters appeared to slow roll a review of classified clinton emails found on the laptop shared by anthony wiener with his estranged wife huma abiden. it is focused on whether mccabe or anyone else at the bureau wanted to avoid taking action on the laptop emails until after the election. no action was taken until late october when as you remember the case was briefly reopened. the post said after a meeting with f.b.i. director about the
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inspector general's investigation monday mccabe was removed. he is now the sixth senior f.b.i. executive to retire, be fired, reassigned, or demoted, sandra. >> sandra: thank you. >> you're welcome. >> president trump: i call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground and to summon the unity we need to deliver for the people. this is really the key. these are the people we were elected to serve. [applause] >> sandra: quite a moment last night. president trump calling for bipartisanship a big part of his message. john kelly now speaking moments ago in the west wing with fox news radio and brian kilmeade praising the president's olive branch while shaking his head at the response you just saw from the other side. >> frankly it breaks my heart, brian. there used to be a time in our
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country that we could disagree with each other on politics or social issues and not hate each other. it seems now that we have to hate each other. >> bill: this morning republican lawmakers have a retreat for two days. the latest deadline on immigration now a week away. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel live on the hill. good morning there. what are expectations now as they head off to the greenbriar in west virginia? >> an opportunity to plan for the rest of this year here on capitol hill. i asked the house republican conference chair about the agenda at the retreat. >> this is really an opportunity now for us to go dig a little deeper. the president, vice president will be with us again. we will be spending extended time around the infrastructure question, workforce development as well as the budget process itself. then we'll have a session also where we'll get into a whole host of other issues. >> one of the truly powerful moments last night was
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president trump's tribute to house republican whip steve scalise. he nearly died after being shot on a baseball field. last night the president called him the legend from louisiana. i asked scalise what that salute from the president meant to him. >> president trump has been incredibly warm to me and my family throughout this journey since i was shot june 14th. he came to the hospital with melania, spent a lot of quality time with my wife. when i was fighting for my life unconscious. and he has called me from the hospital many times and been there every step of the way. >> the salute led to the president asking folks to set aside their differences and seek common ground, bill. >> bill: what are you hearing from democrats today? the reaction last night was pretty obvious. >> they didn't find a whole lot to applaud even though the president asked them to work with him on immigration and rebuilding the nation's infrastructure. we should get fresh reaction from house democratic leaders. they did not cheer a whole lot of what they heard from the president but i asked a california democrat about
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perhaps working together with the president on rebuilding the nation's infrastructure. >> we're all for infrastructure. as soon as he tells us how we'll pay for it we want to sit down and do that. but that's almost -- it's not a programmatic proposal it's an aspiration. we all want better roads and sewer systems. >> in this mid-term election year infrastructure might be a rare area of cooperation. >> bill: interesting day today. thank you, sir. >> sandra: more on this in a moment. first some breaking news right now. white house chief of staff general john kelly responding just a few moments ago to a story we brought you earlier this week on "america's newsroom." a california teacher getting into some hot water after he insulted our military calling our troops, quote, the lowest of the low. here is john kelly speaking with brian kilmeade just a few moments ago during thinks radio show. >> the lowest of the low, they are not talented people.
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what is your reaction to that knowing he is teaching a bunch of 17-year-olds this? >> i think the guy out to go to hell. i just hope he enjoys the liberties and the lifestyle that we have fought for. >> sandra: let's bring in guy benson, fox news contributor and update to that teacher. he hasn't gone exactly where john kelly wants him to go just yet. but he said the superintendent has said there will be disciplinary measures taken and he has been placed on administrative leave, guy. but that fresh reaction from john kelly on a teacher calling our military men and women the lowest of the low. >> it was a profanity-laced tirade this teacher made in front of the class and i can understand general kelly taking that personally. sounded like he was viscerally angry in that interview on the
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radio this morning. i think the important point, though, that general kelly then made was this is a teacher who made those comments in a country where we're allowed to speak our minds. whether he can do that in the workplace if front of students is another question. but we can say what we want to say even if those thoughts are really very ugly and ungrateful because we have the freedoms that are protected by the so-called lowest of the low in his mind. something that he should, i think, really think about very hard as he goes through this self-inflicted ordeal. >> sandra: all that happening during a history class at a high school in l.a. we wanted to get your reaction on that because we just heard from john kelly. moving on now and looking back at last night and waking up this morning and wondering whether or not we are going to get the unity this president promised in that speech last night. you heard several calls in that lengthy speech for bipartisanship. where does it leave us this
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morning? >> spoiler alert. we won't get unity. it's american politics from obama and trump as well. there is a chance that maybe the two parties can work together on immigration and infrastructure as we heard in the report from mike emanuel. i am struck as i watched the speech there were lines where the president was simply touting unambiguously good news for the american people regardless of what your political persuasions might be and the democrats sat there with these sour, bitter, angry looks on their faces. many of them didn't stand when trump entered the chamber. many of them stood and did not applaud, rather. that's a break from a long-standing bipartisan tradition. i really think that the democrats understand their base wants non-stop, furious resistance and opposition to him. but they are out of touch with most americans. the polling we're seeing this
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morning from multiple news networks, the vast majority of the american people who watched the speech last night, 70 to 75% approved of the speech and the democrats -- it was not a good look for them. i understand why they felt like they had to act that way but i think it looked really weird for normal people watching. >> sandra: difficult to watch at times for many americans. guy benson, it was quite a night. good to have you here this morning. you've been a busy guy. good to see you. >> bill: president trump talking about the importance of patriotism during that speech last nie. meet the 12-year-old american who has a great story all his own. plus there's this. >> president trump: terrorists are not merely criminals, they are unlawful enemy combatants. [applause] and when captured overseas, they should be treated like the terrorists they are. >> sandra: president trump announcing a major decision on
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the future of guantanamo bay and says that is where terrorists belong. is he right? we'll take that one up. >> bill: the former deputy director of the f.b.i. facing new scrutiny for his actions during the 2016 campaign as the president gets ready to make a big decision on the obama surveillance memo. alan dershowitz to respond and separate rumor from fact. >> today it's this memo, on and on and on, conspiracy theories with virtually no fact. awn evan. 40 million americans are waking up to a gillette shave. and at our factory in boston, 1,200 workers are starting their day building on over a hundred years of heritage, craftsmanship and innovation. today we're bringing you america's number one shave at lower prices every day. putting money back in the pockets of millions of americans. as one of those workers, i'm proud to bring you gillette quality for less, because nobody can beat the men and women of gillette. gillette - the best a man can get.
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>> president trump: terrorists who do things like place bomb in civilian hospitals are evil. when possible, we have no choice but to annihilate them when necessary, we must be able to detain and question them. so today i am keeping another promise. i just signed, prior to walking in, an order directing secretary mattis to re-examine our military detention policy and to keep open the detention facilities in guantanamo bay. [cheering and applause] >> sandra: president trump there opening the door to setting new detainees to the military prison at guantanamo. giving james mattis three months to come up with a
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recommendation on how that would work. let's bring in michael waltz. he joins us now. colonel, thank you for being here this morning. so the president says gitmo stays open. good move? >> well, i think it's the realistic move. this is yet another example of how practical and pragmatic this president is who sees the world as it is. it was in stark contrast to the last eight years of president obama who wished the world to be a certain way and then just kind of tried to ignore the reality. so on guantanamo i he was on behalf of vice president cheney looked hard at alternatives. there aren't a lot of good ones. we would all like for it to just go away. but we aren't going to get these terrorists the rights of u.s. citizens. when you release them back to their home countries, they often find their way back into the battlefield. that's what president obama was doing. i'm really thrilled, really
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very happy that president trump highlighted the repeat rate. various estimates. it looks like about a third of the terrorists that have been released are back on the battlefield including the military commander for the taliban, so here we're doing things like highlighting that green beret staff sergeant peck who kept his teammate alive for 2 1/2 hours of cpr fighting these guys and having to fight them again. the reality is we have to keep gitmo open. it's just the reality of it. >> sandra: how do you make that case to critics of this who say it's expensive, not totally necessary. they lay out other options. as we've heard from the left many times they call it a recruiting tool for terrorists. >> well, it's a recruiting tool for terrorists -- some believe that but it also in their propaganda but it also is a deterrent for terrorists. i've been out on the battlefield and we have gotten intelligence where they think if they do this they will end
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up dead or in gitmo that's not something they want to do. the other piece back to the options, sandra. there aren't any other good ones. are we going to hold our soldiers to the same evidence standard and put them through the u.s. court system? no. it's not reliable to send them back to places like yemen and pakistan where they end up being released. so that's just the final option and because yet obama refused to accept that, we are finding all of these workarounds. putting guys on ships and sailing them around the world because we had nowhere to go when they were captured. and then finally i'll point out that the intelligence that we get from these detainees is valuable. president trump backed away from the torture issue. he said secretary of defense mattis convinced him of that. back to the practical nature of the president. >> sandra: bring us up to date
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with the fight against isis. the president last night giving us an update on that. >> president trump: last year i also pledged that we would worked with our allies to extinguish isis from the face of the earth. one year later, i am proud to report that the coalition to defeat isis has liberated very close to 100% of the territory just recently held by these killers in iraq and syria, and in other locations as well. [applause] >> sandra: the president's words met with great applause there, colonel. >> he is absolutely right in the sense that we have defeated isis as a state, as a so-called islamic state. we have not defeated isis as a movement. that is now franchising around the world and not defeated
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islamic extremism as an ideology. he took the handcuffs off the military to do their job we need a broader strategy that undermines the ideology of extremism like we undermine the ideology of communism. the other piece is winning the peace, so to speak. we have the anti-isis coalition turning on each other, the turks, the kurds, and the iranians are just running amuck. it's that after strategy that i'm looking forward to now. >> sandra: colonel waltz. good to get your take on things. thanks for being here this morning. >> bill: that gitmo announcement one of several national security issues where the president put his focus. what now about north korea? what he said about that coming up in a moment. >> sandra: the president reaching across the aisle on immigration last night but says we can't help the dreamers without securing our borders. we are live from the u.s. border with mexico next. >> president trump: it's time to reform --
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>> sandra: want to show you now house democratic leadership are holding their weekly media availability following a closed caucus meeting. you are looking at house minority leader nancy pelosi there. she has taken the last few moments to blast last night's state of the union address and her most recent words instead of offering a hand of unity, the president offered a clenched fist, says nancy pelosi. >> bill: she said he stepped to a new low. among the many issues last
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night from the president was the following. patriotism. the president recognizing 12-year-old preston sharp who organized a campaign to place american flags at thousands of veterans graves. did it on his own. >> president trump: young patriotist like preston teach us about american values. i met him a while ago and he is something very special. thank you very much for all you're done, preston. thank you very much. [applause] preston's reverence for those who have served our nation reminds us of why we salute our flag, why we put our hands on our hearts for the pledge of allegiance, and why we proudly stand for the national anthem. [cheering and applause] >> bill: quite a moment there. you can read it a lot of different ways with the super boll coming up on sunday and the debate we've had standing
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at the national anthem. >> sandra: all the members of the military present in that room last night. tough to see those that chose to sit. >> bill: quite a moment. we've been finding a lot of those. >> president trump: i call on congress to finally close the deadly loopholes that have allowed ms-13 and other criminal gangs to break into our country. we have proposed new legislation that will fix our immigration laws and support our ice and border patrol agents. these are great people. these are great, great people that work so hard in the midst of such danger so that this can never happen again. >> sandra: president trump calling for unity on an immigration deal last night. his proposal and some of his remarks drew a decidedly negative reaction from democrats. we're live near the border in
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san diego for us this morning. william, from a border wall perspective what else caught your ear about the speech? >> sandra, he did talk about the wall but he failed to give us very many details about the length or the cost. he talked about immigration reform outlining the four pillars saying yes, i will not just legalize but offer citizenship to the dreamers in exchange for $25 billion for the wall, a crackdown on criminal aliens and closing the loophole to falsely claim entry by claiming asylum. >> open borders have allowed drugs and gangs to pour into our most vulnerable communities. >> now president obama in his last state of the union recognized dreamers as hard working americans. the first illegal immigrant was an ms-13 gang member. as for the term open borders
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that's controversial. number one under president bush he doubled the size of the border patrol. half of those who try to enter illegally make it. president trump did recognize that the flow of illegal immigration is changing, sandra. in fact, the number of mexicans apprehended coming over the border illegally is outnumbered by central americans and a third are children and trying to end that catch and release policy. democrats say these people deserve protection. back to you. >> sandra: thank you. >> bill: breaking news in a moment on that obama surveillance memo. the white house chief of staff general john kelly saying minutes ago he thinks the memo will be released, quote, pretty quick. the details with alan dershowitz to examine this straight ahead coming up live.
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>> as far as the memo goes. the memo came over.
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we have our folks in the -- our national security lawyers in the white house that work for me, work for the president. they are slicing and dicing it looking at it so we know what it means and understands. >> bill: did you see it? >> i did. >> what do you think? >> it will be released and the whole world can see it. >> bill: general john kelly a few moments ago saying he believes the white house will release the white house surveillance memo. alan dershowitz back with us today by way of skype. specific question to you. we think we're going to see it. i don't know if it will be today. perhaps before the weekend. do you see any danger in releasing this four-page summary? >> first i want to congratulate by friend and former student joe kennedy for outstanding response last night. as to your question, look, i've been in the area of national
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security releases, pentagon papers for over 50 years. in almost every case when it gets released people throw up their arms and say what was the problem here? what was the national security issue here? why are we so concerned? we should always err in favor of releasing rather than withholding. most claims to censorship based on national security turn out to be overstated, overwrought and sometimes out and out false. so i don't think there are any great risks. if it were great risks, believe me, the national security people would be on top of it in a minute. so i think this is something where the american public has the right to see it and make their own judgment as to its content. i'm looking forward to reading it. >> bill: the "wall street journal" said let everything out. go ahead and when it's appropriate deliver it to the public. on another issue the inspector general of the f.b.i. is investigating andrew mccabe in the final weeks before the election of 2016. i think the essential question is why based on what we think
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we know, why did he not investigate hillary clinton's email server or the missing emails when he first received information about it? again i'm reading between the lines here but apparently he may have sat on this information for a period of three weeks. i think the question then becomes did he exhibit a bias in his investigation? what do you think the central question is there? >> i think first of all the central question is we should have more investigations and fewer criminal charges. i think we jump to criminalization much too quickly but we should know the truth. the inspector general is the right official to make that decision. we don't need special counsel and prosecutors. enough with everybody is a criminal. lock him and her up. let's find out what happened. right from the beginning i proposed a bipartisan nonpartisan commission of inquiry into what happened in this last election. this last election raises great
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problems for democracy on every side, on both sides, on all sides. i think we have to know the truth. anything that gets us closer to the truth and away from lock her up and lock him up is a development that benefits the american people. >> bill: his rest ignition was abrupt. whether the i.g. or christopher wray saying it's time to go, i assume we'll figure that out in time. but something told him to get out now. >> well, he was scheduled to resign when his -- in a month. something happened yesterday. we have a right to know that. he have was the second ranking person in the federal bureau of investigation. if there is any agency that requires transparency for americans it's the f.b.i. and c.i.a. secret agencies that enormous potential impact in our lives. we're entitled to know the dynamic. why did he leave? who pressured him? what were the issues that led him to make a change in the timing of his decision? we have to know all of that and
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then we can come to conclusions. >> bill: two answers ago you referred to it. let's expand on that now. paul ryan 24 hours ago on this program was speaking from capitol hill and he made four major points about why he will release the memo and what americans should think about it. the fourth point he mentioned is something you just talked about and that is the integrity of these great american institutions be it the department of justice or the f.b.i. and how important it is to maintain the trust in the american public in these institutions. question, do you believe the reputations of either organization have been damaged by what we've been trying to report for the past two years? >> in the 1960s i began to write a lot about the f.b.i. and i was alone certainly conservatives didn't support my view. i wanted to make sure hoover
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didn't want to abuse his power. thank you for joining me calling for transparency and that they don't suffer from a lack of integrity and locals of focus. i think it's so important for liberals and conservatives, republicans and democrats not make it a partisan issue. everything is a partisan issue. let's make it a bipartisan concern to make sure the f.b.i. is depoliticized. no politics in the f.b.i. or other agencies in the united states government. we have to get politics out of these institutions. >> bill: the reaction to some of the lawmakers in the house last night i think that's a pipe dream right now. >> you know, it's a pipe dream but we have to keep dreaming. we have to keep dreaming and bring our country together. conservatives have an obligation to marginalize the extreme right and dem -- let's
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become a centrist company where we can talk to each other rationally. >> bill: thank you for your time today on the morning after. >> president trump: i took an action endorsing unanimously by the u.s. senate just months before, i recognized jerusalem as the capital of israel. [cheering and applause] >> sandra: president trump last night touting his historic recognition of jerusalem as the capital of israel. david lee miller is live jerusalem. >> no reaction from the world community after president trump made the call to stop funding countries that take a different position than the united states.
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it is worth noting that mr. trump has already cut off humanitarian aid to the palestinians citing their refusal to return to the peace process. the palestinians, however, say citing mr. trump's jerusalem's designation the u.s. cannot be an honest broker and saying they won't be blackmailed for u.s. dollars. meanwhile iranian leaders fired back following mr. trump's state of the union message. the president said despite foreign pressure the people of iran will not waiver in their support of the islamic republic. president trump said the u.s. stands with the people of iran and their courageous struggle for freedom and mentioned his support last year for anti-regime demonstrations. his remarks were broadcast on state tv. >> they have to understand the fact that the iranian nation
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will never give up hoe maini's legacy. a return is impossible. >> iran's foreign minister sent out a tweet that said trump again confirms his ignorance of iran and region. everyone knows where he stands and it is certainly not with iranians. then he further wrote his democratically elected clients in our region may cheer but not those on the receiving end of their tyranny and weapons, including yemeni children. that was a swipe at the u.s. position in yemen, the conflict there is seen by many as a proxy war with the u.s. and saudi arabia supporting the government and iran supporting the rebels. and lastly, during his speech last night president trump called for congress to address what he called the fundamental flaws in the iran nuclear deal. so far no specific response to
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that point from tehran. sandra. >> sandra: david lee miller in jerusalem for us. thank you. >> bill: middle east and north korea the president blaming past administrations for where things are today on the foreign policy. >> sandra: a rare treat for sky watchers, a super blue blood moon and it hasn't happened in some 150 years. did you catch it this morning? >> how could you miss it? david. what's going on? oh hey! ♪ that's it? yeah. ♪ everybody two seconds! ♪ "dear sebastian, after careful consideration of your application, it is with great pleasure that we offer our congratulations on your acceptance..."
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>> bill: the second full moon this month making it a blue moon. two full moons in one month. it's at its closest approach to earth, a super moon and underwent a total lunar eclipse. i was a blood moon. >> sandra: look at it changing. >> the first super blue blood moon visible from the u.s. since 1866. i remember that one. kidding. i got up this morning and i thought i left the light on outside. it was that bright. in new york with no clouds around it was that bright. >> sandra: my mother texted me this morning, go look at the moon she said. a lot of people love it. it is hard to keep track of all that stuff. all right. >> president trump: vast experience has taught us that complacency and concessions only invite aggression and provocation. i will not repeat the mistakes
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of past administrations that got us into this very dangerous position. >> sandra: that was president trump blaming past administrations for letting north korea's nuclear program grow into the threat it is today and vowing to take a different strategy to keep america safe. marc thiessen is a columnist for the "washington post" and fox news contributor. i'll get your thoughts on that speech first. my understanding is you thought it went over very well. >> it did go over very well. look, donald trump had a big challenge last night which was he has a huge record of accomplishment in his first year. passed tax and regulatory reform. repealed the individual mandate. driven isis from its caliphate. booming economy. the stock market is booming. 45 year low in unemployment and yet his approval rating going into last night's speech was
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just 38%. historically low for an american president in the first year of their presidency. so why is a president who is so successful so unpopular? donald trump's job last night was to turn that around. he had an opportunity. >> sandra: did he? >> he seized the opportunity. his job was to go out and make the pitch to the -- millions of americans out there who like his policies but are not necessarily trump supporters. and to turn them around and get them -- he did that very effectively. he reached out to the other side and was bipartisan and engaged the other side on a host of issues from workforce reform and immigration where he made a major concession. basically without using the word said that he would support amnesty for 1.million people in exchange for changes in border security. >> sandra: even leading up to the speech and you've written a lot about it and writing a lot about it this morning. in those moments where he did call out his predecessors as you just heard him do and that specific occasion it was calling out those that came
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before him for mishandling north korea and the reason why we see that growing a large threat coming from there. what do you make of that strategy? was it effective last night? >> i think it's true. in the case of north korea for 25 years republican and democratic administrations have been kicking the can down the road on north korea's nuclear missile program. on trump's watch we've run out of road. no more road to kick the can down. on his watch they're either going to become a nuclear power or not be allowed to become a nuclear power and he inherited the mess and he did that as well. not just on that. i think on immigration, republican and democratic presidents have failed to solve the immigration problem. george w. bush tried, barack obama didn't try very hard but didn't accomplish it on his watch and maybe nixon can go to china, only donald trump could pass immigration reform. the question is, are democrats
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-- how are democrats going to respond to this? he has done something which is what great leaders do. challenge their own base. endorsed amnesty. >> sandra: he really did. he made that appeal to democrats. he said quote, it is not enough to come together only in times of tragedy, a powerful moment. tonight i call upon all of us to set aside our differences and seek out common ground. he really appeared to reach out to democrats last night. i just wonder as we wake up this morning does this change things? >> well, he didn't just do it with words which is really important, sandra. he did it with action. he endorsed -- amnesty to 1.8 million people. great leaders challenge their base and reach out to the other side to achieve great things for america. the question is, if you look at the demeanor of the democrats yesterday, the sour faces on the other side of the aisle,
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when donald trump said those words that you just quoted nancy pelosi was sitting there with her hands in her lap refusing to clap for unity. if they aren't going to meet him part of the way, then they will lose because leadership wins ultimately in the popularity contest and they'll make donald trump more popular by refusing to work with him. >> sandra: they've continued with that rhetoric and action this morning. they held their weekly conference and nancy pelosi shared the same words. >> bill: he had a long night. holocaust survivor paying a special visit to the u.n. today. her connection to the man who inspired the book schindler's list. >> my mother saved my life. no, first god, then mr. schindler and then my mother.
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>> we'll see you in seven minutes with new reaction to president trump's rousing first state of the union. he wants both sides of the aisle to cooperate to move the country forward. can they? the employee behind the missile alert that caused panic around hawaii saying he believed a real missile was flying toward the island. he has now been fired. buried in the state of the union address hillary clinton releases an explanation why she didn't fire a campaign staffer accused 10 years ago of sexual harassment. what she says she would do differently today top of the hour. >> thank you, at the u.n. they're remembering victims of the holocaust today. one of the youngest survivors
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in schindler's list serving as the keynote speaker at a special ceremony. eric shawn on the east river. >> she did survive the holocaust as you said and was the youngest person saved by oscar schindler. now at 81 years old she is addressing the united nations general assembly today. she was 6 years old when she was rounded up in poland and sent to auschwitz. she met shidler who saved her life and it was in the film schindler's list. he tells the nazi guards he needs ava because her little fingers are the only ones that can fit in the barrels to clean the guns. shidler often did not tell the truth to fool the nazis and protect jews. >> he lied, of course, he lied all the time, god bless him. >> did you realize that your
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life was being saved? >> of course, of course. every time that the nazis -- i knew my life was saved. >> the holocaust claimed six million lives. holocaust remembrance day at the united nations which falls january 27, it marks the liberation of auschwitz. as for oscar schindler he had been a nazi. he died in 1974. he was 66 years old. he is credited for saving the lives of 1,200 jews. he is buried in jerusalem. back to you. >> sandra: eric shawn watching that today from new york. reaction pouring in this morning to president trump's big first state of the union address last night. keep it right here for more.
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>> one tweet in a day and a half. >> that's different.
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>> different world. i think things are changing. becoming more traditional. nothing yet. you have rand paul on today? >> watch "outnumbered". rand paul sits on the couch. tough act to follow you yesterday. >> i had a great time yesterday. >> thanks for joining us. "happening now" starts right now. >> jon: we start with a fox news alert on reaction to president trump's first state of the union address. i'm jon scott. >> did you watch the whole thing? i did, too. it was long and late but it was a lot. there was a lot in there. >> jon: interesting stuff. >> absolutely. i'm melissa francis. last night's speech was filled to calls for action with lawmakers and appeal for untease and warnings to our enemies. the president striking an optimistic tone highlighting the growing economy and the strength of the american spirit. >> president trump: as long as we are proud of who we are and wh


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