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whether that's real or not, we shall see. you can see this statement right here live on fox. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. continuing coverage on "the story" with guest host sandra smith starting right now. sandra? >> sandra: bret, great to see you and great to have you back. we pick up "the story" from here. a fox news alert. we are awaiting what president trump trump says will be a major announcement from south korea. south korea's national security advisor is expected to come to that podium at any moment. let's bring in chief white house correspondent john roberts with what to expect here. an unexpected evening and announcement, john. >> well, you know, it's just typical here at the white house, sandra. i have got to put it that way. every day when you are feeling like you could pack up and go home some other piece of breaking news happens. we are outside the west wing poritco here. a location you are familiar with when people come out and talk. unfamiliar location for us to broadcast from. we are expecting that in the next few minutes the south
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korean national security advisor will be coming out here to brief us on a couple of things. first of all, he will give us sort of a rundown what happened in the meetings that south korean officials had with kim jong un the leader of north korea earlier this week. then he will talk about an invitation that kim jong un is issuing to president trump to meet. now, if this were to happen, this would be an extraordinary break through because u.s. presidents have been talking with north korea, cutting deals with north korea for nearly 30 years and not once did the american president ever meet with the north korean leader. so, if there were to be an in person meeting between president trump and kim jong un, that would absolutely be precedent-setting. we don't know if we will learn tonight and we may, whether or not any preparations are being made for a meeting between the two presidents. certainly president trump has said he would be happy to meet with kim jong un if the conditions were right for that and the conditions would be that the substance of the conversation would be about the denuclearization
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of the korean peninsula, north korea giving up its nuclear program and not just freezing it. because the president said i don't want to freeze it where it is. which would allow them to start it up from where we are. they would have to freeze it and roll it back or they would have to get rid of it all together. then there's the question of where would the two leaders meet? kim jong un will be coming to south korea along the border a at a place called the peace out on the south korean side of that border. that's where he will be meeting in late may with the south korean president. if trump were to meet with kim? where would it happen. certainly not north korean soil. maybe south korean soil if they were to play a broker in this or third location. we do not know any of this because we don't know if the president will accept his invitation. we are told tonight's announcement is going to be very, very big, sandra. keep it here. we will have it for you very shortly. >> sandra: to remind everybody how unexpected this was, very unusual, a
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lot of things happening tonight. but one was that the president himself walked into that briefing room and said this announcement would be coming. john, can you give us an idea, looking back at the things that this president has said about his willingness to potentially meet with the north korean leader? >> well, he has said on several occasions that he would be willing to meet with kim jong un but he would only meet with him as i said before if the conditions were right and the conditions would be that any talk between the two leaders would be about the denuclearization of the north korean peninsula. president trump has come in for a lot of criticism on his policies towards north korea. saber rattling. saying my nuclear button is bigger than yours when we had jim mattis the defense secretary saying we are not looking for the complete annihilation of a country namely north korea there has been a lot of extraordinarily tough talk from this president from this administration toward north korea. but, i will let you in on something. when i was sitting outside the presidential palace in
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hanoi, vietnam, waiting for president trump to arrive, my phone rang. and it was the president that was on the phone. we said we talked about a number of things. and talk came around to north korea. and he said, john, there is a lot of people thinking that i want to start a war. they are accusing me of wanting to start a war with north korea. he said i'm trying to avoid a war. so of all that tough talk and the sanctions has brought us to this point, then you can payment a picture of a very shrewd strategy on the part of president to bring north korea to this point. they are biting against north korea, biting very hard. they knew they were going to take a while to work. we saw that slide opening where north korea joined with south korea in the olympic game and marched together in the opening ceremonies. now moving to the next diplomatic step along the line which is talks between north korea and south korea. talks between the two leaders of north and south korea and then, maybe, a history-making event. the very first meeting of a
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u.s. president and a north korean leader since the korean war. i mean, that would be extraordinary. >> sandra: this announcement, john, is coming after hours of meetings today happening in that white house, just a reminder to everybody tuning in right now, we are expecting the south korean national security advisor to walk out to those microphones, as you just detailed, john, outside of the west wing poritco to make a major announcement and the pentagon, according to our reporting, has said this is going to include an invitation from kim jong un to meet with the president trump. do we know anything else more, john, about who will accompany him to that microphone to make this announcement? >> you know,er has a staff, clearly. and on the on the same way that h.r. mcmaster has a staff it will be the national security advisor who has been briefing h.r. mcmaster and his staff all day on what happened during those meetings with the south korean officials. and kim jong un.
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and where this is going to go from here. and, again, the white house not saying anything about what this goes from here. but, we're being led to believe by the significance of this announcement, as, you know, previewed to us by the white house, that this could be something very, very big. so, be patient, stay tuned. they will be out here soon. >> sandra: we will. it was expected at 7:00. we are watching those microphones author this to begin. john roberts. here congressman herd, lieutenant colonel michael waltz former counter terrorism advisor to cheney and fox news contributor. i want to start with you first, colonel waltz, if you could weigh in on the president's strategy here to walk into that press briefing room tonight and say a major announcement is coming it will be delivered by south korea about north
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korea. we're all watching. colonel. >> well, you know, i think what this president fully understands is that in order for diplomacy to work, north korea and more importantly china had to believe that there was a credible use of military force. they had to believe that this president would exercise the military option before he allowed north korea to have a fully capable nuclear arsenal capable of striking the united states and its allies. i think north korea believes this president will go there. i think china believes it and that's what our diplomats needed. they needed that military stick behind them to actually make diplomacy work. that said, martha, i'm incredibly skeptical. we have seen this movie before. we know that the north korean missile engineers are going to be busy at work. they didn't take off a month during the olympics. and that the head of our intelligence community has said that he believes they have about -- that we have about a year before that
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icbm is capable of reentering the united states. so i'm very skeptical that the north koreans are going to use this next year to buy time, drag out talks and do what they need to do to then cross the finish line and have a fully capable nuclear arsenal. so i think we need to be very, very skeptical here. we have to accept the olive branch and but we need to be skeptical. >> sandra: will the president accept this invitation? >> i don't know. who knows. but, talking is better than fighting. but, as colonel waltz said, we have seen this before. and so, this is a positive development. but we have to continue to move our forces to be prepared for a ground war. we have to make sure that we continue to keep sanctions in place. let's not make the same mistake that obama administration made with the iran deal by getting rid of the things that brought people to negotiate. >> martha: is it fair to say, congressman, that this
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president has done more than his predecessors as far as north korea is concerned? >> i think that's true. one of the things i learned as an undercover officer in the cia and back alley of places like afghanistan and pakistan is be nice with nice guys and tough with tough guys. that tough rhetoric, making sure people realize we are willing to use our stick has been important getting people to negotiating table. but we also have to remember the diplomatic effort of making sure china and all of our other allies are putting the noose around north korea. there are still some more sanctions that can be put on top of north korea that would stop all fuels from going in to north korea. that would prevent them from doing any kind of conventional war which we also have to be prepared for. so there is still more tools in our tool kit. we should be prepared to have talks but the only way a president of the united states should ever go and talk with the leader of north korea is if they are willing to denuclearize the entire peninsula. >> martha: and the white house has said such that
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tom, i want to bring you in here as we await this announcement by south korea on north korea at the white house. your expectations at this moment? >> i think we will hear an invitation. south koreans have facilitated for president trump to meet kim jong un. i think president trump will accept it. he will go and do it. i think he wouldn't have announced this afternoon this sort of excitement walking into the press briefing room unless that had already been agreed upon. i do agree with the previous two commentators congressman and the colonel in terms of the skepticism. i think the best way that the trump administration can deal with this is to agree with a rapid talk with kim jong un. i think the time line, quite frankly, to an icbm war head capability for the north koreans is probably a matter of three or four months. not a year. so they should have a talk. president trump should say to kim jong un listen let the iaea inspectors in there. we will sustain military
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training, military exercises. but those inspections have to have a report back, i think from the iaea within a matter of two or three weeks. in that sense you get to judge very quickly within a matter of weeks, not months, whether the north koreans are serious. iif they aren't serious sanction the chinese banks and engage in the kind of military -- >> sandra: i want to bring your attention to the screen here as you can see the national security advisor of south korea is stepping up to the microphones here. we are going to take a quick pause and bring in our fox affiliates across the country for this announcement coming from south korea. let's pause and bring in those stations. >> i would like to thank president trump, the vice president, and his wonderful national security team, including my close friend general mcmaster. i said to president trump that his leadership and his maximum pressure policy together with international solidarity brought us to
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this juncture. i express personal gratitude for president trump's leadership. i told president trump that in our meeting north korean leader kim jong un that he is committed to denuclearization. will refrain from any further nuclear or missile test. he understand that the routine joint exercises between the republic of korea and the united states must continue. and he stressed his eagerness to meet president trump as soon as possible president trump appreciated the greeting and said he would meet kim jong un by may to achieve permanent denuclearization. so the public of korea along
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with the united states, japan, and our many partners around the world remain fully and resolutely committed to the complete denuclearization of the korean peninsula. along with president trump, we are optimistic about continuing a diplomatic process to test the possibility of a peaceful resolution. the public of korea, the united states, and our partners stand together insisting that we not repeat the mistakes of the past and that the pressure will continue until north korea -- with con veto action. thank you. [many talking at the same time] >> many preconditions, sir? >> can kim jong un be trusted, sir? >> sandra: that was the national security advisor of south korea following up on a promise by the president
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of a major announcement happen at the 7:00 hour. there you have it. he is relaying a message from north korea. kim jong un has pledged he will refrain from further nuclear tests with the understanding that military exercises will continue to be necessary. here's the big news on that potential meeting. he said kim jong un has requested to meet with president donald trump as soon as possible were his words. and he said the president has agreed to do so by may. we're going to dig in to all of this. this is an announcement coming from south korea after hours of meetings inside of the white house today. and the president came into the press briefing room a short time ago and said there would be a big announcement coming from south korea on the north. i want to check in with john roberts. he's outside the white house for us right now. john, did you hear what i heard? >> i heard exactly what you heard. and i thought to myself: we're going on a trip and we're going to be going on a
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trip very soon, some time before may is what chung yong said. the president has said he will meet with kim jong un. difficult to overstate the historic nature of this for an american president to agree to one-on-one talks with north korea's dictator really is quite extraordinary. i thought it was interesting that mr. chung said it was the president's maximum pressure policies on north korea that brought them to this point. the talks earlier in the week between south korean officials and kim jong un and the planned meeting now between kim jong un and which will happen after president trump speaks directly with him. now the promise of direct talks between the united states and north korea. the president is under no allusion though that this is going to be a real break through and this is going to lead some real concrete action. because he has cautioned for years now during the election campaign and as
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president that north korea are serial cheaters. and they lead to you believe that they are going down one road and then they are going down another road. it goes all the way back to 1994 when they signed that first framework agreement between the united states and north korea to get rid of its nuclear program and then north korea did nothing but cheat. but, we are at an extraordinary moment in history right now, sandra. the american president has agreed to meet with the north korean president, time and place to be determined, but this is going to happen within the next few weeks. really quite remarkable. sandra? >> sandra: important to point out as well that kim jong un has been in power for over six years, john roberts. this will be his first meeting with any head of state. >> yeah. which one is going to be first, the meeting between him and president trump or thhe and president moon inn. he has big parades he appears in. that's about it. through the streets of downtown pyongyang.
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but, he's going to have to travel because president trump is not going to pyongyang. that's for sure. so, whether or not they do this on south korean territory and maybe they do it right along the border crossing where the meetings are planned between kim jong un and the south korean president peace house or somewhere else. maybe a third country. neutral territory. we don't know at this point but those arrangements are being put into place now that president trump has agreed that he is going to have a meeting with kim. >> sandra: john roberts at the white house for us. thank you. you have been watching a major announcement happening on the lawn of the white house there the national security advisor of south korea just announcing that the north korean leader, kim jong un has requested to meet with our president, donald trump, and that our president has indeed agreed to that meeting. kim also pledging, he said, to refrain from further nuclear tests while continuing with military exercises. all right. thank you so much for joining us. we are going to depart from our affiliates.
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please join us on the fox news channel for continuing coverage. back again with texas congressman will heard, lieu tenants michael waltz joining us, fox news contributor and tom rogan. i want to go to you first on this, tom. a few questions on this. meeting will taking place. north korean leader wanted it as soon as possible. and the president has agreed to meet by may according to south korea there. where and what will be discussed? >> i think it would likely be in south korea. frankly, i think president trump should take kim jong un up at his word and have this as soon as possible again for that time line to see if kim jong un is being serious. why not do it next week in the only issue i think if both sides are willing is the secret service. what would they have to say about it? but functionally again the key here is not going to be word. it's not going to be pledges along the future time line. the urgency of action now. i think the united states, it will come down to if it is possible, to have that
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suspension of military training, north koreans say they don't care about that at the moment, fine. they are not offering from talks. when it gets to the meet, can you get those enemiers n a matter of weeks, two weeks or less. can you get a verified report. can do you snap inspections the kind of things you haven't seen in iran. if you can't get that, proof he is not serious and big game as he has played before. if he is serious, president trump deserves credit for the biggest diplomatic break through quite frankly since the end of the cold war maybe even before that. >> sandra: congressman the sincerity of this meeting will obviously be questioned and speculated on up until may when this actually happened. have you not agreed with this president on all of his policies and strategies but do you, however, sound like you do agree with what he is doing here. is it working? is this a good move? >> i think it is. i have been supportive of the tough rhetoric for quite a while. this is and also the work we
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have commend secretary tillerson for the work he has been doing with our partners. a few weeks ago we had our canadian foreign minister host a number of key leaders on the fight against north korea, that had pressure on the north korean regime. and the fact that, again, the number of sanctions that have happened, the fact that china was participating. russia was participating. these have all been very big deal. but this doesn't change anything. this doesn't change any kind of military preparations. this doesn't change the fact that we need to continue to move part of our fleet into that region. and we'll see, after these talks happen, whether there is actually -- >> sandra: colonel, what do you think about that. >> i'm in agreement with both tom and congressman hurd. i think the time line is what is critical here. i'm happy to hear that this meeting is going to happen as soon as possible. but then it's going to be that follow-on.
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you know, the working level meetings of getting the u.n. inspectors in. and, you know, we have seen time and time again, we saw this under the bush administration that once you get down in the details what they can expect, where they can expect, how quickly, what type of notice they can give and really verify true denuclearization, is where the proof is in the pudding and then the other piece, i think the deal that really have going to be had here or potentially had here, you know, looking at it from a positive standpoint is that kim jong un has said repeatedly he will look at denuclearizing if we remove the threat and the threat is removing forces on the south korean peninsula. i'm not sure we are ready to go there. >> sandra: thanks for covering it. thanks to all of you. on that announcement. also breaking tonight democrats seizing on a new report in the "the washington post" suggesting robert mueller may have found a smoking gun in his hunt for russian collusion. rah cording to that report
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there was a secret meeting remote island off the coast of africa just before trump's inauguration. at that meeting, erik prince, the founder of the private security company blackwater and a russian official close to president putin. >> the seychelles meeting was part of an effort to establish a back channel to russia that the meeting that erik prince had with the russian banker was not happenstance is obviously at odds with what we heard in the testimony before the house intelligence committee. >> sandra: it turns out that may not be the whole story. lee land vittert is live in washington with exclusive breaking news tonight. lee land? >> good evening, sandra. talked to erik prince a couple of times today. he tells me, he quote never ever represented himself as a member of the trump transition. didn't set up a back channel. didn't lie to congress and adam schiff just has his feelings hurt. plus, as you might remember, he testified about this meeting a couple of months ago, prince is a trump
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donor, founder of blackwater and brother to education secretary betsy devos. he says he went to the seychelles back in january 2017 for a business meeting with the leader of the united arab emirates and while there spent 30 minutes with a russian businessman with close ties to moscow. "the washington post" reports, quote: a witness cooperating with special counsel robert mueller told investigators the meeting was set up in advance so that a representative of the trump transition could meet with an immess sear moscow to discuss future between the countries. prince denies this. if the left's fantasy of collusion is true, why did the meeting two months after the election matter at all? and he continued his meeting with the russian businessman only touched on u.s. relations with russia. prince said at that meeting if stalin and roosevelt could come together to defeat nazi fastism and then
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putin and trump could come together to defeat islamic fascism. that prince claims was the end of the conversation. he says he hasn't talked to that kremlin connected banker since. today, democrats pounced on reports that lebanese american businessman george nader told the special counsel he was at the meeting referring to prince's earlier testimony, democratic congressman eric swalwell told cnn he never gave the name george nader if he, meaning prince, met with george nader he lied under oath. not so fast says prince. he tells me that he told the committee he met with uae advisors of which nader was one at that meeting. now, back to adam schiff, today he said he wanted prince to come back and testify about all of this, sandra. i asked prince if he would. he said there is just no need and that schiff is just grasping at straws and has his feelings hurt because prince, quote, scolded the intel committee for leaking
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classified information about him. sandra? >> sandra: leland vittert, thank you for those baracking details. with us tonight byron york, washington examiner, fox news contributor. good to see you in the evening. >> good to be here: i think the most important thing to remember is the main question that everybody has been pursue something did the donald trump campaign and russia collude to influence the 2016 election? keep that in mind when you remember that this meeting in the seychelles was in january 2017. it was two months after the election. it was not a meeting to try to influence the election. after that, what does it mean? even if erik prince were representing the trump transition and you just heard leland report he said he definitely was not. but even if he were, i mean, this would be the incoming administration trying to establish some sort of ties
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with another country prior to the president's inauguration, which is not all that different from that phone call that michael flynn had with sergey kislyak who was a russian ambassador. a lot of experts say there was nothing wrong with that hard to figure exactly what the importance of this meeting is when you remember it happened in january 2017. >> sandra: byron, how damaging are these leaks that are coming out of this committee right now? >> well, this is the most dysfunctional, divided committee on capitol hill. i think if you go testify before them, it's like going to dinner at the world's most dysfunctional family. they all yell at each other and you are kind of sitting there. >> sandra: sounds like mine. >> we have seen a number of leaks. i think maybe a really low points was reached last week when hope hicks when one of the president's closest advisors testified and
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democrats pushed her to suggest that she had lied to the president. after a lot of talks she said that she had actually told some small white lies on behalf of the president. >> sandra: right. >> like telling a caller he was in a meeting when he wasn't really in a meeting. that got blown up into a big story hope hicks lies on on behalf of president trump, what about in the relations between the two sides of the committee are terrible. and they are, at least republicans are thinking about wrapping this up some time. >> sandra: always good to get your take on things, byron. thanks for sticking around after that breaking news coming outside of the white house at the want to hour. >> thank you, sandra. >> sandra: good to see you. after six long years the doj will finally release fast and fewer use details that the obama administration kept hidden. border patrol agent brian terry was killed because of that botched gun-running operation and his brother, kent, is here with us tonight. ♪ are unstoppable.
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>> sandra: breaking tonight, harrowing audio just released by the broward sheriff's office recounting shear hysteria on february 14th as parents frantically contact 911 for information on the whereabouts of their children while a gunman opened fire at image majory
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stoneman douglas school. trace gallagher with the latest on this. >> sarah, we will let the urgency of the calls speak for themselves. i will set up the con fedex tore you. there is 81, 911 calls made on february 14th to 3:45. of the 81 calls, the broward county sheriff is only releasing 10 of them. if you put those 10 calls together, about an hour of audiotape meaning there were long conversationsment only one of the released calls was from inside the school. we are going to play you that meantime, the rest are from second and third parties relaying information like these three samples of >> my son in stoneman douglas high school. he thinks there is a shooting going on at the school. he said shots, shots, shots. mom, god. there was somebody shot in
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her room. >> okay. >> oh my god, oh my god. >> then there is this call from a man who is talking to a woman with two daughters inside the school. one daughter is in the auditorium. the other is in a classroom crouched under a window. listen to her. >> somebody just entered the room. >> okay. >> who is it that entered the room? >> are they the police? >> i love you, i love you. >> is it the police? >> it's okay. it's okay. >> oh my god. >> police. they said put your hands up. >> i love you. i love you. it's going to be fine. hide somewhere. can you play dead? >> you can hear the mom in the background talking to her daughter on the phone how panicked she is. and finally this call from someone inside the school. it's a male but it's unclear if it's a student or a faculty member. listen close, because is he whispering. watch.
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>> that's when the call either hung up or the line dropped off. the media by the way is also asking for the other calls to be released as well as surveillance video outside the school and the broward county sheriff has agreed to release the video. now we are waiting for a judge to either say yes or no. soon we should have video and remaciousd of 911 calls. >> >> sandra: difficult to listen to those. trace, thank you. up next, for years the obama administration hid documents linked to their botched fast and furious gun-running operation. that claimed the life of border patrol agent brian terry. brian's brother, kent, asked for help and the trump administration answered. his reaction next. >> there needs to be
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action. kept terry joins me now. kent, how did it feel when you learned this news? >> i was relieved emotionally relieved. it's been a frustrating six years for me and my family. it felt like a big weight was lifted off our chest and shoulders. it shouldn't have gotten to this point if the obama administration had just been honest with us from the get-go instead of lying to us and misleading us for the last six years. but today was -- it was a start but we have still got a long road ahead of us. >> sandra: you can still hear the pain in your voice and you and your siblings. we have heard from your sister as well have been asking for this so long. and, as you said, you were promised answers a long time ago. and we're reminded of this letter back in 2014 that obama's attorney general eric holder wrote to you
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saying as i committed to you in our meeting, holding those responsible for your brother's murder accountable to the fullest extent of the law and ensuring no operation like fast and furious ever happens again remain top priorities for the department of justice and for me personally. that didn't happen. >> no, it didn't happen. it was frustrating. especially after the scandal that came out and i met with him in person. and he sat there and looked at me straight in the face and said the same things he pretty much wrote in that letter. and i never had hope, really, when i walked out of there the disappointment at our justice system let my family down. and not only that let my brother down. but today, when i met mr. trump, president trump at the time now, he finally put hope in our justice system. and my family getting answers and accountability. >> sandra: you have said you want answers but you also want accountability.
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will ultimately there be responsibility as a result of finally seeing these documents? >> what's that? >> sandra: do you believe that there will ultimately be accountability now that these documents will be turned over? >> i hope so. it needs to, just so it doesn't happen again in the future. and lives are not lost by senseless acts like this. i'm not sure why they did it. but the people they have hurt and the hundred of mexican civilians that got killed with these weapons along with my brother, the families -- they're the ones that are suffering. amend these people responsible for this are just sitting back still collecting a paycheck. and living life while they took somebody else's is not fair. san sap kent, obviously your family is grieving at this moment. if you could, leave us off with a thought of your brother tonight.
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>> i think about him daily. there is probably not a second that goes by. he is my hero. and he is just -- he always will be. >> sandra: we are all thinking about your family tonight and we hope you get answers. thanks for coming on. >> thank you. >> sandra: we'll be right back. but what a powerful life lesson. and don't worry i have everything handled. i already spoke to our allstate agent, and i know that we have accident forgiveness. which is so smart on your guy's part. like fact that they'll just... forgive you... four weeks without the car. okay, yup. good night. with accident forgiveness your rates won't go up just because of an accident. switching to allstate is worth it.
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and those words coming in just now from sarah sanders, the white house press secretary. we will stay on that for you. meanwhile, developing tonight, pressure is being ramped up on evangelical christians to defend their support for president trump. as left wing pun digits call them hypocrites for call them president. amid allegations from adult star stormy daniels. a fox news political analyst and pastor robert jeffress. pastor of the first baptist church in dallas, texas and
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a fox news contributor. good to have both of you here. pastor, i will go to you first. what do you make of the evangelicals being called hypocrites in the wake of this -- these allegations? >> well, it's absolutely ludicrous. look, evangelicals know they are not compromising their beliefs in order to support this great president. let's be clear, evangelicals still believe in the commandment thou shalt not have sex with a porn star. okay? we are still agreed on that. however, whether this president violated that commandment or not is totally irrelevant to our support of him for two quick reasons. first of all, evangelicals knew they weren't voting for an altar boy when they voted for donald trump. >> sandra: right. >> we supported him because of his policies and his strong leadership. tonight you saw another example, the result of that strong leadership in the announcement from north korea. but, secondly, and, sandra, this is more important, perhaps, evangelicals understand the concept of
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sin and forgiveness. look, we are all sinners. we all need forgiveness. that forgiveness is available through christ for anyone who asks. and whether the president needs that forgiveness for this particular allegation, whether he has asked for it is between him, his family, and his god. >> sandra: get in here, juan. >> let limb go. >> juan: i love pastor jeffress. >> i love juan. >> pastor, i don't see how can you say that this is something people knew about. this story has gotten bigger in the last two weeks since we had our previous engagement here on the story. because now you have the lawyer for the president, michael cohen saying oh, you know what? not only did i pay $130,000 to try to see you lens the woman. now i'm trying to get an injunction or some kind of ararbitration to stop her from talking yet again. secondly have you sarah sanders at the white house speaking out and third stormy daniels suing the president, not only suing the president, but saying possibly she has text
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messages, pictures or property. >> sandra: allegations, go ahead. pastor. >> what i say to that is, look, even if it's proven to be true, it doesn't matter because. >> juan: wow. >> because of what i just said. yuan, listen, a blue dress was not enough to turn you into a red republican and i believe anything stormy daniels has will not be enough to turn red republicans into blue democrats. this is about the policies and issues. >> juan: no, it's not. by the way, what did christ do at the temple? he threw out the money changers. pastors, you cannot sell your integrity, your christian values and say oh because president trump is anti-abortion i'll support him no matter what? what happened to the principles? what happened to your love of people of character? >> we are supporting him because of the principles that he stands for, not because of personal behavior. we all fall short and when talking about what christ did, he also caught the woman who was in adultery
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and said i forgive you and go and sin no more. >> juan: she wanted forgiveness. this president, pastor, has never asked for forgiveness. never acknowledged it? >> you don't know that juan. don't know that. >> juan: i'm talking about publicly, sandra. >> sandra: i have one very important question, pastor, will this support continue. >> yeah. you know, i asked the question what would it take for evangelicals to walk away from president trump. i'm his friend. i will never walk away. i think his policy changes or if he were found to be in an adulteress relationship now, that would cause many people a problem. >> juan: pastor, what about someone like rob porter abusing wives in the white house and being excused. that's ongoing behavior that i don't think is christian. >> sandra: now you are moving on. >> juan: he asked about ongoing behavior. >> sandra: i'm getting yelled at. i need to go. you didn't need me. thank you pastor, thank you, juan. on this international women's day, there are new questions about some women's
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♪ >> sandra: on this international women's day, the women's march group is being forced to answer for their co-president tomika march lower attending ceremony by louis farrakhan nation of islam known for hateful rhetoric against jews. >> israel practiced dirty religion, taking the land from the palestinians, using lying, heaving that and murderer and the name of god as a shield for their dirty practice. >> you are the synagogue of satan. >> yes! >> and have you wrapped your tentacles around a u.s. government. and you are deceiving and sending this nation to hell. >> and fire cowan, b farrakhan,s
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grace has pulled the cover off of that satanic jew. >> sandra: here now lisa booth independent women's day. jessica tarlov author of america in age of trump. both are fox news contributors. good to have both of you here. >> thank you. >> sandra: a lot going on. i know you both have strong feelings on this. let's start with you first, jessica. >> i'm appalled by that. as i think most of america is. and i certainly think that it would be good for the leaders of the women's march, two of them have been long time supporters of louis farrakhan to speak out against this. i also wanted to mention it's not just about the antisemitism, the misogyny ha has come out of louis farrakhan's mouth is something that has no place certainfully a conversation about women's empowerment. i think that it's terrible and it's certainly if we are going to be no tolerance of that kind of hateful
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language which i think should be the case on both sides of the aisle here. i think something has got to be done. >> sandra: anything about this surprise you, lisa. >> no. it doesn't surprise me. the women's march has been associated with individuals that are part of the fringe element of society. people like linda sarsour who has been connected to known terrorists. i think it's unsurprising that again they're embracing an individual that is part of the fringe element of society. i think the bigger issue here is the fact that the left has been largely silent. have you representatives like danny davis who has tried to essentially defend this individual who has said that hitler was a very good man. it should be pretty easy to condemn that sort of rhetoric. it also represents the gross standard of the media. how many times did president trump and republicans have to denounce david duke, someone that they had no association with and then have you president obama, when he was a senator photographed with this guy and a member of congress having relationships with this guy. and not having to condemn
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him. that's why the republican -- asking for seven different members on the left to resign. >> it's not just seven members on the left. those seven members are members of the congressional black caucus. you are acting as if the democratic party has louis farrakhan -- >> lisa: louis farrakhan is associated with them. >> it's a specific group that has an issue with louis farrakhan. it's not widespread throughout the party. you will see. >> lisa: denounce it. >> i just did. >> sandra: mallory responded on twitter basically denouncing antisemitism. she didn't even mention specifically farrakhan. >> it's problematic. i think it's going to blow up in their faces in the end here. the women's march is something that i felt and i participated in the new york version of it was incredibly empowering especially after an election that signaled to a lot of people that women's rights were going to be rolled back. and there is no place for this. this is not all democrats.
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>> sandra: i have to leave it there. >> a lot of women whose viewpoints. >> sandra: maybe we will continue this conversation all three of us. thank you for joining us. i will see you tomorrow at 9:00 on "america's newsroom" and again on outnumbered at noon. tucker is next. >> tucker: this is a fox news alert. north korean dictator kim jong un has proposed a face-to-face meeting with president trump about his country's nuclear weapons program. good evening and welcome to tucker carlson tonight. chief correspondent john roberts has been on this story and he has details at this hour. john? >> this is an extraordinary moment in history, tucker, just for the very fact that we heard from the white house tonight that the president of the united states has agreed to meet with the president of north korea. i mean, nobody thought that anything like this could ever happen unless it was under the most extraordinary of circumstances. but this is kind of from a beginning level. you know, kim jong un had talks with south korean officials earlier this week. those south korean officials came to the white house today to say that kim


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